REST (Representational State Transfer) is a web based software architectural style consisting of a set of constraints that focuses on a system's resources. The Redfish library performs the basic HTTPS operations GET, POST, PUT, PATCH and DELETE on resources using the HATEOAS (Hypermedia as the Engine of Application State) Redfish architecture. API clients allow you to manage and interact with the system through a fixed URL and several URIs. Go to the wiki for more details.
pip install redfish
Building from zip file source
python setup.py sdist --formats=zip (this will produce a .zip file) cd dist pip install python-redfish-library-x.x.x.zip
Ensure the system does not have the OpenStack "python-redfish" module installed on the target system. This module is using a conflicting package name that this library already uses. The module in question can be found here: https://pypi.org/project/python-redfish/
A set of examples is provided under the examples directory of this project. In addition to the directives present in this paragraph, you will find valuable implementation tips and tricks in those examples.
Import the relevant python module
For a Redfish compliant application import the relevant python module.
For Redfish compliant application:
Create a Redfish Object
The Redfish Objects contain 3 parameters: the target secured URL (i.e. "https://IP" or "https://X.Y.Z.T"), an user name and its password. To crete a Redfish Object, call the redfish_client method:
REDFISH_OBJ = redfish.redfish_client(base_url=login_host, username=login_account, \ password=login_password, default_prefix='/redfish/v1')
Login to the server
The login operation is performed when creating the REDFISH_OBJ. You can continue with a basic authentication, but it would less secure.
Perform a GET operation
A simple GET operation can be performed to obtain the data present in any valid path. An example of rawget operation on the path "/redfish/v1/systems/1 is shown below:
response = REDFISH_OBJ.get("/redfish/v1/systems/1", None)
Logout the created session
Make sure you logout every session you create as it will remain alive until it times out.
REDFISH_OBJ.logout() A logout deletes the current sesssion from the system. The redfish_client object destructor includes a logout statement.
- Fork it!
- Create your feature branch: git checkout -b my-new-feature
- Commit your changes: git commit -am 'Add some feature'
- Push to the branch: git push origin my-new-feature
- Submit a pull request :D
- Update CHANGELOG.md with the list of changes since the last release
- Update the __version__ variable in src/redfish/__init__.py, and setup.py to reflect the new library version
- Push changes to Github
- Create a new release in Github
- Push the new library version to pypi.org
Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016-2018 DMTF. All rights reserved. License: BSD 3-Clause License. For full text see link: https://github.com/DMTF/python-redfish-library/blob/master/LICENSE.md