The python-redfish project

This repository will be used to house the python-redfish library, a reference implementation to enable Python developers to communicate with the Redfish API (


STATUS: Work in progress, ready for proof of concept.

The current Redfish specification revision is 1.0.0 - Note that the mockup
is still at version 0.99.0a and may not reflect what the standard provides


The full documentation is available at

Project Structure

This project follows the same convention as OpenStack projects, eg. using pbr for build and test automation:

doc/            # Documentation
doc/source      # The doc source files live here
doc/build/html  # Output of building any docs will go here
dmtf            # Reference documents and mockup provided by the DMTF
examples/       # Any sample code using this library, eg. for education
                # should be put here
pbconf          # Project builder file to build rpm/deb packages for
                # distributions
redfish/        # The redfish library itself
redfish/tests/  # python-redfish unit test suite
redfish-client  # Client tool to manage redfish devices


To use the enclosed examples, you will need Python 2.7 or Python 3.4 ( Note that Python 2.7.9 enforces greater SSL verification requiring server certificates be installed. Parameters to relax the requirements are available in the library, but these configurations are discouraged due to security.

Python requirements are listed in requirements.txt; additional requirements for running the unit test suite are listed in test-requirements.txt.

Note: Running tests requires Docker engine.

Note: The program was tested with Python 2.7.10 and 3.4.2 however it might work as well with all Python 3 releases.

Get the source code

The source code is available on github and can be retrieved using:

git clone


Please refer to the following link.


Distribution list:

Further References

Please look at dmtf/README.rst file.