New Redfish Release 2020.2 Now Available

DMTF’s Redfish®, Release 2020.2, 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 5 new schemas, 10 schema updates, and additional developer resources. The new release features support for StorageDevice Message Registry, which provides storage-specific events or status changes. Support for Aggregate, AggregationService, AggregationSource, ConnectionMethod, and OperatingConfig has also been added. 

Some of the items in the new Redfish 2020.2 update include:

  • 2020.2 Redfish Schema Bundle – This .zip file contains the current versions of all Redfish schema. New schemas include the addition of Aggregate, AggregationService, AggregationSource, ConnectionMethod, and OperatingConfig. 
  • Redfish Specification v1.11.0 – This revision adds clauses for aggregators, contains informative text describing aggregators, and specifies requirements of aggregators (unifying southbound services, assembling resource collections, sanitizing URIs). Additionally, a number of errata and clarifications were included in this release.
  • Redfish Message Registry Bundle 2020.2 – The Message Registry Bundle (DSP8011) contains all released Redfish message registries. The 2020.2 release adds of support for StorageDevice Message Registry to provide messages specific to storage devices, storage-specific events or status changes.
  • Redfish Release 2020.2 Overview – This presentation provides detailed descriptions of each revision in Redfish 2020.2.
  • Redfish Resource and Schema Guide – Updated for 2020.2, 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 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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