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RackHD

RackHD is a technology stack created for enabling hardware management and orchestration, to provide cohesive APIs to enable automated infrastructure. In a Converged Infrastructure Platform (CIP) architecture, RackHD software provides hardware management and orchestration (M&O). It serves as an abstraction layer between other M&O layers and the underlying physical hardware. Developers can use the RackHD API to create a user interface that serves as single point of access for managing hardware services regardless of the specific hardware in place.

https://github.com/RackHD/RackHD

http://rackhd.io/

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DMTF updates Redfish

 

New Redfish Update Adds Composability Support

Continuing its aggressive development timeline, an important update to the DMTF’s Redfish® standard is now available. The newly-released version 2017.1 of the Redfish Schema and version 1.2.0 of the Redfish Specification contain a number of additions, including support for composable infrastructures. With the ultimate goal of addressing all of the components in the data center with a consistent API, Redfish is an open industry standard that helps enable simple, modern and secure management of scalable platform hardware. DMTF continues to expand Redfish to cover customer use cases and technology, and the new Composition Service provides support for binding resources together into logical constructs. For example, disaggregated hardware – which allows for independent components, such as processors, memory, I/O controllers, and drives, to be bound together to create a composed Computer System – becomes a Computer System from an end user perspective in Redfish. Redfish composability allows clients to adjust their hardware configurations in response to their application needs, without having to touch any hardware.

https://www.dmtf.org/sites/default/files/standards/documents/DSP0266_1.2.0.pdf
https://www.dmtf.org/standards/redfish
http://redfish.dmtf.org/
http://www.dmtf.org/standards/spmf

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Redfish and SDI

Redfish Emerges as an Interoperability Standard for SDI
The world’s data centers are working to adopt Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) – but they are far from reaching their goals. The single biggest challenge in SDI is achieving interoperability between many kinds of hardware. Without that, a data center’s systems become a Tower of Babel, preventing IT system admins from seeing a unified view of all resources – and managing them. Built to leverage virtualized infrastructure, SDI will be easier to achieve if there are more bridges between platforms – leading to better management. This blog focuses on an emerging management standard called Redfish, which is designed to help make SDI a day-to-day reality for hybrid cloud.[…]

http://hurwitz.com/blogs/bozmanblog/entry/redfish-emerges-as-an-interoperability-standard-for-sdi

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DMTF Releases Redfish Host Interface Specification

Quoting their press release:
“DMTF’s innovative Redfish standard continues its fast progression, thanks to the dedicated efforts of the Scalable Platforms Management Forum (SPMF). To date, Redfish has focused on defining a TCP/IP-based out-of-band interface between a client and a management controller. Today, the newly available Redfish Host Interface Specification expands these capabilities to allow applications and tools running on an Operating System – including in the pre-boot (firmware) stage – to communicate with the Redfish management service. Every device exposes an interface to the host software (Operating System or Hypervisor). Management controllers are no different, and this standard modernizes this interface to equalize the capabilities of “in-band” or “host-based” applications with remote applications using Redfish. To learn more about Redfish or to download the Redfish Host Interface specification, please the Redfish web site. Developers can also visit the Redfish Developer Hub, a one-stop, in-depth technical resource with all the files, tools, community support and education you may need to help you use Redfish. To participate in the Host Interface Task Force, please join the DMTF’s SPMF.”

http://www.dmtf.org/standards/redfish/
http://www.dmtf.org/standards/spmf/
http://redfish.dmtf.org/

http://www.dmtf.org/sites/default/files/standards/documents/DSP0270_1.0.0.pdf

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Cisco adds Redfish support

Ken Spear has a new post on the Cisco blog about Redfish support, and there’s some code on Github related to the post:

Cisco Supports Redfish Standard: API Enhances UCS Programmability

Cisco has added Redfish™ support to IMC to extend our unified and open API to manage server components and to help customers integrate solutions within their existing tool chains. […]

http://blogs.cisco.com/datacenter/cisco-supports-redfish-standard-api-enhances-ucs-programmability

https://github.com/CiscoUcs/imcsdk

https://communities.cisco.com/docs/DOC-69991

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