New Redfish Release 2020.1 Adds Support for Network Device Registry, Secure Boot Database and Signatures

Posted on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 09:08

DMTF’s Redfish®, Release 2020.1, 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 2 new schemas, 17 schema updates, and additional developer resources. The new release features support for the Network Device registry to provide Network Interface Card/networking adapter-specific events or status changes, Secure Boot Key Management, and Signatures. 

Some of the items in the new Redfish 2020.1 update include:

  • 2020.1 Redfish Schema Bundle – This .zip file contains the current versions of all Redfish schema. Among the schema updates, are the additions of support for NetworkDevice registry to provide NIC / networking adapter-specific events or status changes and a minor release of Base Registry adding messages for additional HTTP error conditions. New schemas include the addition of SecureBootDatabase and Signatures for managing UEFI Secure Boot databases using Redfish. The schema updates include SecureBootCertificateCertificateCollection, and CertificateLocations.
  • Redfish Specification v1.10.0 – This minor revision adds support for “deep operations” that allow multiple resources to be updated with a single operation, a reorganization of the Security clause, and sets a minimum requirement of TLS v1.2 or later.  Additionally, a number of errata and clarifications were included in this release.
  • Redfish Release 2020.1 Overview – This presentation provides detailed descriptions of each revision in Redfish 2020.1.
  • Redfish Resource and Schema Guide – Updated for 2020.1, 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 Property Guide – Intended primarily for schema authors, this newly revised reference helps with locating existing property definitions within the Redfish schema. 
  • Redfish Release History – Updated with each new release, this presentation offers a comprehensive view of each revision to Redfish since 2016.

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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