Version 3.2 of SMBIOS adds support for current technologies, including USB Type-C, PCIe bifurcation and new processors. In addition, the standard extends support for NVDIMMs and adds support for logical memory type.
DMTF Redfish has updated their schema and specs.
New Redfish Schema, Specification and Developer Resources 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.
DMTF and PICMG Form Alliance
DMTF and the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturer Group (PICMG) have formed an alliance to help ensure the two organizations’ standards are coordinated and aligned in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) domain.
Expect to see Redfish listed as 10th entry here shortly, I am guessing:
ISO/IEC 30115:2018: The Redfish Scalable Platforms Management API (“Redfish”) is a new specification that uses RESTful interface semantics to access data defined in model format to perform out-of-band systems management. It is suitable for a wide range of servers, from stand-alone servers to rack mount and bladed environments but scales equally well for large scale cloud environments. There are several out-of-band systems management standards (defacto and de jour) available in the industry. They all either vary widely in implementation, were developed for single server embedded environments or have their roots in antiquated software modeling constructs. There is no single industry standard that is simple to use, based on emerging programming standards, embedded friendly and capable of meeting large scale data center & cloud needs.
The DMTF has released its new Platform Level Data Model (PLDM) for Redfish® Device Enablement Specification  as a Work in Progress, inviting public review and comment. This standard enables a management controller to present Redfish -conformant management of I/O adapters in a server, without the need for code specific to each adapter family/vendor/model. PLDM for Redfish Device Enablement describes the operation and format of request messages (also referred to as commands) and response messages, designed to be delivered using PLDM messaging. Using Redfish, messages are generated by a Redfish client through interactions with a user or a script, and communicated via JSON over HTTP or HTTPS to a management controller. Using the new standard, the management controller will encode the message into a binary format (Binary Encoded JSON, or BEJ) and communicate it using PLDM to an appropriate device for servicing. The device processes the message and returns the response back using PLDM to the management controller, again in binary format. The management controller then decodes the response and constructs a standard Redfish response in JSON over HTTP or HTTPS for delivery back to the client. PLDM for Redfish Device Enablement is developed by the DMTF’s Platform Management Components Intercommunications (PMCI) Working Group , which defines standards to address “inside the box” communication and functional interfaces. It can be used in conjunction with other PMCI standards, such as the PLDM Firmware Update Specification, to provide a comprehensive, common architecture for improved communication between management subsystem components. The new WIP release is the latest example of the ongoing hard work and close collaboration between DMTF Working Groups (including PMCI, SMBIOS and SPMF) to seamlessly address both internal- and external-facing interfaces and protocols for system management.
Redfish Specification v1.4.0 is released.
DMTF’s Redfish Version 2017.3 is now available. Version 2017.3 adds new schemas for BootOption, Assembly, Protocol, and more.
[…]Version 2017.2 of the Redfish Schema and version 1.3.0 of the Redfish Specification are now available for public download. The goal of Redfish is to publish a standard API to meet customer demands for simple and secure management in modern Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) environments, and it was recently announced the standard is being expanded to address Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM), as well. The latest release includes updates to the Base Message Registry and more.[…]
Note to DMTF PR team: please stop inserting “(http://www.dmtf.org/standards/redfish)” URL after every use of “Redfish”, half a dozen times per paragraph is more than enough.