New Redfish Release 2019.2 Adds Standardized Software Updates

DMTF’s Redfish®, Release 2019.2, is now available for public download. Designed to deliver simple and secure management for hybrid IT and the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), the latest release of the Redfish standard includes 17 schema updates, revisions to the Redfish specification, and additional developer resources. One of the highlights in the new release is the added support for standardized push-style software updates – delivered in direct response to industry feedback.

Some of the items in the new Redfish 2019.2 update include:

•    2019.2 Redfish Schema Bundle – This .zip file contains the current versions of all Redfish schema. Among the schema updates, UpdateService now includes a MultipartPushUpdateUri property to provide push-style software updates. In addition, the PCIeDevices array inside Links has been deprecated in favor of new PCIeDevice and PCIeFunction Collections.

•    Redfish Specification v1.8.0 – The latest release of the specification has been updated for additional clarity and adds standard multipart HTTP for software updates. The specification also now includes SubordinateResource parameter for SSE, and added a fixed URI location for accessing the
OpenAPI document. 

•    Redfish Release 2019.2 Overview – This presentation provides detailed descriptions of each revision in Redfish 2019.2.

•    Secure Boot Key Management Work In Progress – This .zip file contains a Work in Progress for managing UEFI Secure Boot databases using Redfish including changes to the Redfish Schema files SecureBoot, Certificate, CertificateCollection, and CertificateLocations, as well as new Schema files SecureBootDatabase, SecureBootDatabaseCollection, Signature, and SignatureCollection. A mockup of a rack-mount server and example is also included. 

•    New! Quick Start for Authoring Redfish Schema – Focusing on the frequently used aspects of schema creation, this brief and easy-to-use guide helps novice Redfish developers quickly define a new Redfish Schema.

•    Redfish Resource and Schema Guide – Updated for 2019.2, this human-readable guide to the Redfish Schema is designed to help educate users of Redfish. Application developers and DevOps personnel creating client-side software to communicate with a Redfish service, as well as other consumers of the standard, will benefit from the explanations in this resource. 

•    Redfish Release History – Updated with each new release, this presentation offers a comprehensive view of each revision to Redfish since 2016.

•    Redfish Property Guide – Intended primarily for schema authors, this newly revised reference helps with locating existing property definitions within the Redfish schema. 

Developers are encouraged to review these WIP schemas and provide comment before they are finalized. Please submit input via the DMTF Technology Submission and Feedback Portal here.

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