New Redfish Release 2019.4 Adds Support for Gen-Z Fabrics and Power Distribution Equipment

DMTF’s Redfish®, Release 2019.4, 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 15 new schemas, 23 schema updates, and additional developer resources. The new release features support for management of port-based Gen-Z fabrics (Initiators/Targets) and fabric-attached resources, and extends Endpoint, Fabric, and Port. In addition, users now have the ability to monitor and control Power Distribution Units (PDUs) and Transfer Switches via Redfish.

Some of the items in the new Redfish 2019.4 update include:

  • 2019.4 Redfish Schema Bundle – This .zip file contains the current versions of all Redfish schema. Among the changes, the addition of support for configuring and managing Gen-Z fabrics as well as additional support for Power Distribution equipment (PDU’s and Transfer switches). New schemas include AddressPool, FabricAdapter, MediaController, PortMetrics, RouteEntry, RouteSetEntry, and VCATEntry. In addition, the bundle now includes schemas in RDE Dictionary format.
  • Redfish Release 2019.4 Overview – This presentation provides detailed descriptions of each revision in Redfish 2019.4.
  • Redfish Resource and Schema Guide – Updated for 2019.4, 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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