New Redfish Schema, Specification and Developer Resources Now Available

With the aggressive development of its Redfish® standard, DMTF continues to address customer use cases and technology in converged IT infrastructure management. An API designed to deliver simple and secure management for hybrid IT and the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), new versions of the Redfish schema and specification, as well as additional developer resources, are now available. 

New items just released include:

•     2018.1 Redfish Schema Bundle – a .zip file that contains the current versions of all Redfish schema, including a new ExternalAccountProvider schema for LDAP/ActiveDirectory support. Additional schema updates enable support for Server Sent-Eventing (SSE), provide additional information for Processors and Settings, and more. 

•    Redfish Specification v1.5.0 – adds new support for SSE, enabling the streaming of events to web-based GUIs and other clients. Other specification updates in this release include a mechanism for specifying deterministic behavior for the application of Create, Delete or Action (POST) operations. 

•    Redfish Resource and Schema Guide – new for 2018, 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 API, will benefit from the explanations in this resource.

•    Redfish 2018.1 Overview – provides detailed descriptions of each revision in the latest version of the Redfish Schema and Specification. 

•    Redfish History – April 2018 – updated with each new release, this presentation offers a comprehensive view of each revision to Redfish since 2016.

In addition to these new releases, the DMTF has improved and expanded the popular Redfish Developer Hub, a one-stop, in-depth technical resource that provides all the files, tools, community support, tutorials and other advanced education developers may need to help use Redfish. Revamped with additional content and an improved navigation, the website’s intuitive design offers visitors faster access to new materials.

To learn more about Redfish, click here or - for developers - visit the Redfish Developer Hub today. Technical work on the Redfish standard takes place in the DMTF’s Redfish Forum (the group formerly known as the Scalable Platforms Management Forum).