Redfish tutorial videos for beginners

I recently made a collection of videos for people to get started with Redfish on iDRAC using either PowerShell or Python. Hopefully they’ll be helpful for those starting out with the Redfish API on Dell EMC servers (or in general).

For scripts, please refer to the Dell EMC Github page here:

https://github.com/dell/iDRAC-Redfish-Scripting

 

Redfish with Python: Getting started with the environment

Redfish with Python: Basic scripts

Redfish with Python: Modifying server settings with SCP (Server Configuration Profiles)

 

Redfish with PowerShell: Setting up the environment

Redfish with PowerShell: Modifying server settings

Redfish with PowerShell: Modifying server settings with SCP (Server Configuration Profiles)

Redfish Whitepaper

Finally there is a modern replacement for IPMI. There is a new systems management standard called Redfish which is now available on Dell servers in the form of the 2.30.30.30 firmware update for iDRAC and LC. Redfish makes use of a REST API interface and employs JSON as its data format. Now it’s possible for anyone to programmatically control servers via Python or Java and to do so without having to care which brand the server is – yes, it’s vendor neutral. Other vendors will release (or already have released) their own versions, but since it’s a standard the implementations all work the same way.

I was the co-author on a whitepaper for the Redfish API and anyone interested can download the document here.