Redfish is the new SNMP
And I mean that in the unkindest way possible.
X.500, XML, JSON, …
@DMTF @osfc_io It is *possible* to create beautiful frameworks which can generate most of the code directly from the schemas. But in the real world, we are saddled by code we have already, and the beautiful stuff becomes just another wart on the side.
@DMTF @osfc_io 7/ The IETF has standardized thousands of MIBs. Operating systems never even came with SNMP turned on by default.
A single Ethernet interface today has perhaps a hundred relevant MIBs. The hardware provides a lot of the info – but the software gulf is huge.
@DMTF @osfc_io 11/ BTW, I speak from experience about Redfish. At @DriveScale_inc we have a product which started out implementing Redfish (my fault personally). Now, its a mess. Just like everyone else’s is/will be.