OS10 Enterprise Edition User Guide Release



RESTCONF is a REST-like protocol that uses HTTPS connections. Use the OS10 RESTCONF API to set up the configuration parameters on OS10 switches using JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)-structured messages. Use any programming language to create and send JSON messages. The examples in this chapter use curl.

The OS10 RESTCONF implementation complies with RFC 8040. You can use the RESTCONF API to configure and monitor an OS10 switch.

The OS10 RESTCONF API uses HTTP with the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol over port 443. OS10 supports HTTP/1.1 transport as defined in RFC 7230. The RESTCONF API uses pluggable authentication modules (PAM)-based authentication.

On supported platforms, the OS10 RESTCONF API is disabled by default. To configure and enable the RESTCONF API, see the Configure the RESTCONF API section.

To configure and monitor an OS10 switch, use REST API client tools, such as Postman or Swagger, to execute web requests. REST API requests, such as GET, PUT, POST, DELETE, and PATCH, operate on OS10 RESTCONF resources.

Table 1. OS10 RESTCONF resources . OS10 RESTCONF resources
Resource Description URL
Data Configuration and operational data accessed by a RESTCONF API client /restconf/data
Operations Container for the protocol-specific data model operations advertised by OS10 /restconf/operations

To browse OS10 RESTCONF API end-points and operations, see the OpenAPI JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) files available on the OS10 Enterprise Edition Software page at the Dell EMC Support site. Download the JSON files and import them to REST API client tools — for example, Swagger or Postman — to generate code, documentation, and test cases. For information about the OpenAPI specification, go to https://swagger.io/docs/specification/about/.

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