Post by sunnysriavstava on Jun 24, 2020 7:19:07 GMT
A brand value is a 2-character string that identifies the system. The use case here is that same system can have different brand value depending upon requirement, which in turn will describe the classification for which that system is being used.
For example: A system can have brand value as 'S0' and it will be classified as IBM Power Systems and the same system can be released by any other OEM with brand value 'D0' where it will be classified as IBM Storage.
We wanted to expose this value via Redfish property and was able to identify 'SubModel' under ComputerSystem schema to do the same. Is this the best fit for the information that we want to publish or is there any other category which suits better to publish this information?
Yes, 'SubModel' was intended for that purpose, and can be useful for separating out product variations without causing string-matching issues with 'Model'. That allows software to identify all three of "M3000 LX", "M3000 GT" and "M3000 Special Edition" as a 'Model' of "3000", but with different 'SubModel' values ("LX", "GT", "Special Edition").