Updated Redfish DCIM Schemas Released for Public Review

Posted on Thu, 09/20/2018 - 08:27

The goal of DMTF’s Redfish®is to provide a standard API for managing all the components in the data center – addressing both the virtual Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) and the physical Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM). Continuing its aggressive development, the organization has released newly updated work-in-progress (WIP) schemas for public review and comment in version 0.8 of the Redfish Data Center Equipment (DCIM) Model. 

Among the new updates, DMTF invites feedback on the methodology used in the updated RackPDU and Sensor schemas, which use a common sensor model for power management. Version 0.8 of the Redfish Data Center Equipment Model also includes revised Alarm, Circuit and Outlet schemas. The full release bundle can be downloaded as a .zip file here – developers are encouraged to review and provide comment via the DMTF Technology Submission and Feedback Portal.

Along with the full file download, a new presentation with details of this release is now available. For more background on Redfish DCIM and a detailed explanation of the new schemas in version 0.8, click here to download the presentation.

To learn more about Redfish, click here or - for developers - visit the Redfish Developer Hub today. A one-stop, in-depth technical resource – by developers, for developers – the Redfish Developer Hub provides all the files, tools, community support and education developers need to use Redfish. 

Technical work on the Redfish standard takes place in the DMTF’s Redfish Forum (the group formerly known as the Scalable Platforms Management Forum). To find out how you can join and contribute to this standard, click here.