Redfish Release 2021.1 Now Available

DMTF’s Redfish®, Release 2021.1 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 6 new schemas, 37 schema updates and additional developer resources. 

The new release extends the composability model to add multi-client support. Resource blocks can now be allocated to free pools or active pools so a client can easily understand their resource usage. A new Compose action allows clients to provide a manifest of operations that describe a desired outcome. Enhancements to the networking model were introduced to include Ethernet-related metrics to the NetworkAdapter, NetworkDeviceFunction, and Port resources. LLDP control was added to NetworkAdapter and Port. Additionally, new models were also added to represent USB controllers and graphics controllers (these resources can be found in ComputerSystem and allow for representing their ports).

These latest enhancements are driven by the growth of Redfish and interoperability feedback received from implementers. Some of the items in the new Redfish 2021.1 update include:

  • Redfish Specification v1.13.0 – Adds composability support via Compose action and provides a manifest-driven composition method.
  • 2021.1 Redfish Schema Bundle – This .zip file contains the current versions of all Redfish schemas. The bundle includes 6 new schemas, 37 schema updates and additional developer resources. 
    • Resource blocks can now be allocated to free pools or active pools so a client can easily understand their resource usage. 
    • A new Compose action was added to allow clients to provide a manifest of operations that describe a desired outcome. 
    • Enhancements to the networking model were introduced to add Ethernet-related metrics to the NetworkAdapter, NetworkDeviceFunction, and Port resources. 
    • LLDP control was added to NetworkAdapter and Port. 
    • New models were added to represent USB controllers and graphics controllers (these resources can be found in ComputerSystem and allow for representing their ports).
  • Redfish Message Registry Bundle 2021.1 – The Message Registry Bundle (DSP8011) contains all released Redfish message registries. The 2021.1 release adds support message registry for monitoring and reporting the firmware/software update workflow and updated Composition and Base message registries.
  • Redfish Release 2021.1 Overview – This presentation provides detailed descriptions of each revision in Redfish 2021.1.
  • Redfish Resource and Schema Guide – Updated for 2021.1, 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.

DMTF’s Redfish Forum would like to invite anyone interested in learning about the Redfish 2021.1 release to join a live webinar, hosted via Zoom, on May 24th at 7:00 a.m. PT. The Forum chairs will present the contents of the release and a Q&A session will follow. For questions regarding the webinar, email: webinars@dmtf.org. Don’t delay, be sure to register today!

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