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NAME

       openhpi - an implementation of the SA Forum's Hardware Platform Interface

DESCRIPTION

       OpenHPI is an implementation of the SA Forum's Hardware Platform Interface, which provides
       a standard C library interface to manage, monitor, and control hardware (both local and
       remote).

       Starting with release 2.14.0 OpenHPI implements the HPI B.03.02 specification.

       The OpenHPI client library (libopenhpi) provides all the connection functionality needed
       by the client application to connect to the OpenHPI daemon running on the local or remote
       server.

       The OpenHPI daemon runs as a background process and executes the requests.  It loads
       plugins to adapt to the different hardware types. The plugins can be defined in the
       openhpi.conf file or can be loaded dynamically.

ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES

       Some of OpenHPI's functioning can be changed by setting environment variables.  This
       documents all client environmental settings.  Client environmental settings are evaluated
       in the openhpi library that is linked to the client. There are other environmental
       settings for the openhpi daemon.

       OPENHPICLIENT_CONF="filename"
         Location for the client's configuration file that specifies the HPI domains and
         addresses of daemons serving the domains. If the variable is not set, OpenHPI will look
         for a file openhpiclient.conf in the directory specified during the build process
         (default /etc/openhpi).

       OPENHPI_DAEMON_HOST=URL
         URL for the host running the daemon which the client wants to connect to.  This can be
         an ip address or "localhost" (default) if the daemon is running on the same host as the
         client.  The variable is only used if no default domain is defined via the client conf
         file.

       OPENHPI_DAEMON_PORT=PORT_NUMBER
         The port number used by the daemon which the client wants to connect to.  Default port
         is 4743.  The variable is only used if no default domain is defined via the client conf
         file.

HARDWARE SUPPORT

       OpenHPI provides a number of plugins that talk to different hardware types.  The following
       is a list of plugins provided by the OpenHPI project.

       ipmidirect
           An IPMI plugin designed specifically for ATCA chassis.  It implements IPMI commands
           directly in the plugin.

       snmp_bc
           An SNMP based plugin that can communicate with IBM BladeCenter, as well as IBM xSeries
           servers with RSA 1 adapters.

           SNMP_BC plugin depends on net-snmp > 5.0.7.

       ilo2_ribcl
           OpenHPI plugin supporting HP ProLiant Rack Mount Servers. This plug-in connects to
           iLO2 on HP ProLiant Rack Mount Server using a SSL connection and exchanges information
           via Remote Insight Board Command Language (RIBCL).

       oa_soap
           OpenHPI plug-in supporting HP BladeSystems c-Class. This plug-in connects to the OA of
           a c-Class chassis using an SSL connection and manages the system using an XML-encoded
           SOAP interface.

       rtas
           Run-Time Abstraction Services (RTAS) plug-in

       sysfs
           OpenHPI plugin that reads system information from sysfs.  (LM sensors and I2C devices
           exported in sysfs requires kernel 2.6 or >= 2.5.72)

       watchdog
           Linux watchdog device interface

       The following plugins are provided to ease testing or support complex hardware
       architectures:

       simulator
           OpenHPI plugin that reports fakes hardware used for testing the core library.

       dynamic_simulator
           OpenHPI plugin that reports fakes hardware defined in the file simulation.data used
           for testing the core library.

       slave
           OpenHPI plug-in that allows to aggregate resources from different domains (slave
           domains) and to provide aggregated resources as part of the one domain (master
           domain).

       test_agent
           OpenHPI plug-in for advanced testing.  Provides console for runtime configuration.

OTHER DOCUMENTATION

       The definitive guide to HPI is the SA Forum specification at http://saforum.org.

       More info on OpenHPI can be found at our webpage (http://openhpi.org) and in inline
       documentation.

SEE ALSO

       The following man pages may also be of interest

       openhpid
        The openhpi daemon, providing OpenHPI data as a system service.

       OpenHPI client programs
                 hpialarms      hpigensimdata  hpireset       hpitop
                 hpidomain      hpiinv         hpisensor      hpitree
                 hpiel          hpionIBMblade  hpisettime     hpiwdt
                 hpievents      hpipower       hpithres       hpixml
                 ohdomainlist   ohhandler      ohparam
                 hpi_shell

AUTHORS

       Authors of this man page:

        Sean Dague (http://dague.net/sean)
        Renier Morales (renier@openhpi.org)
        Ulrich Kleber (ulikleber@users.sourceforge.net)
        Anton Pak (avpak@users.sourceforge.net)