This document defines the required protocols, data model, behaviors, and other architectural components for an interoperable, multivendor, remote, and out-of-band capable interface. This interface meets the cloud-based and web-based IT professionals' expectations for scalable platform management. While large and hyperscale environments are the primary focus, clients can use the document for individual system management.
This document defines the required elements for all Redfish implementations, and the optional elements that system vendors and manufacturers can choose.
This document also defines at which points an implementation can provide OEM-specific extensions.
This document sets normative requirements for Redfish services and associated materials, such as Redfish schema files. In general, this document does not set requirements for Redfish clients but indicates how a client can successfully and effectively access and use a Redfish service.
This document does not require that implementations of the Redfish interfaces and functions require particular hardware or firmware.