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The DMF Users Group was started in 2009 to provide a forum for sites using HPE's Data Management Framework (formerly SGI's Data Migration Facility) HSM software to provide assistance and encouragement to each other, and to provide feedback to HPE.

While we are grateful for the encouragement and support provided by HPE and associated vendors, DMFUG is independent of those companies and operates using facilities provided by its members' employers. However, staff of HPE and associated companies are welcome to join as well.

These facilities include a (low volume) mailing list with around 110 subscribers, this web-site, and face-to-face meetings which are held on a member's premises approximately once a year. So far, these meetings have all taken place in various locations in Australia, but we'd be happy to work with anyone who wants to do something similar in other geographies. These meetings provide a level of informal ongoing DMF training, even for the more experienced attendees.

Mailing List

To join the list, HPE customers using DMF and HPE staff should email dmfug-request©lists·csiro·au with the word "subscribe" as either the subject or the text of the mail. Alternatively, you can fill out the membership request form at

Please don't use anonymous email addresses like those from Gmail and Hotmail; we would prefer you to use your work address if at all possible.

Archives of previous postings can be found at



On 24th June (US time), HPE provided a 90 minute briefing to members on DMF7 status, futures and migrations via MS Teams. This was done twice, once at a Europe-friendly time and again at one more suited for the Asia-Pacific time zones. Americas-based members joined at the start or end of their working day, whichever was more convenient.

Both recordings are available to DMF customers and partners from an FTP site. Please contact Sergey Shlepakov (sergey·shlepakov©hpe·com) if you need the password.


No meeting was held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The last face-to-face meeting took place at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth on 29 - 30 August 2019, attended by:
  • 16 customer staff from Australia and Singapore
  • 8 HPE staff from Australia and the US
  • 4 Australian staff from other vendors.
Further details can be found here.

A PDF file of statistics about all past DMFUG meetings can be found here.


Last updated 23rd July 2021