New Redfish Firmware Update White Paper Now Available

Are you looking to learn more about DMTF’s Redfish®? The Redfish Forum has created a new educational paper, Redfish Firmware Update White Paper, to help implementers and clients understand the Redfish Firmware Update data model and how it is used to update firmware images on a system.

Firmware is the executable binary that a processor or micro-controller executes. A system may contain many devices that execute firmware. Hence, the capability to update these firmware images is important. The white paper describes how a client application (end users, scripts, etc.) can interact with the Redfish service to perform firmware updates, using the standardized methods provided. When these methods are supported by Redfish Update Services, client applications will be able to update firmware on the system using a common and standard method.

The Forum has also published an “Update Message Registry” that contains messages used to convey status and progress through the update workflow. Application developers can now add this support to provide vendor-agnostic firmware update functions to their tools. 

You can download the white paper here.

This new item is in addition to a large collection of Redfish resources already available. To learn more about Redfish, click here. The Redfish Developer Hub is a one-stop, in-depth technical resource and provides all the files, tools, community support, tutorials and other advanced education you may need to help you use Redfish.