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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).

       OpenHPI 1.x implements the HPI A.01.01 specification.  Both that spec
       and OpenHPI 1.x are deprecated, and users should use HPI B.01.01 and
       OpenHPI 2.x.

       OpenHPI 2.x implements the HPI B.01.01 specification.

ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES

       Some of OpenHPI’s functioning can be changed by setting environment
       variables.  This documents all known environmental settings and how
       they affect OpenHPI.

       OPENHPI_THREADED=YES
           Turns on threading engine in OpenHPI, which spawns a thread to
           handle event harvesting and processing.  This is off by default, as
           it isn’t strictly needed for many uses of HPI.  However the BLOCK
           and TIMED wait on the saHpiEventGet function can only be supported
           if this is set.

       OPENHPI_UID_MAP=FILENAME
           The map file to use for persistant entitypath to resource id
           database.  By default /var/lib/openhpi/uid_map is used.  This
           allows you to override that at run time.

       OPENHPI_DEBUG=YES
           Turns on debugging messages.  This will print additional text when
           any error conditions arise.  If a problem is happening with
           OpenHPI, it is good to turn on debugging to see if that shows more
           information.

       OPENHPI_CONF=FILENAME
           Location of openhpi.conf file.  Default location is
           /etc/openhpi/openhpi.conf.

HARDWARE SUPPORT

       OpenHPI provides a number of plugins that talk to different hardware
       types.  The following is a list of tested plugins in OpenHPI 2.x.

       ipmi
           An IPMI plugin that can talk locally (via smi interface and
           OpenIPMI device driver) or remotely (via IPMI over LAN).  It
           supports IPMI 1.5 for standard rackmount servers, and some of IPMI
           2.0 for support of ATCA chassis.

           IPMI plugin depends on libOpenIPMI version 1.4.x.

       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.

       sysfs
           Current status??

       watchdog
           Current status??

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.sf.net) and our wiki (http://wiki.openhpi.org).

SEE ALSO

       The following man pages may also be of interest

       sahpi
           Info on the SA HPI interface

       openhpi.conf
           Info on the openhpi.conf configuration file

       openhpi-switcher
           The command to set default openhpi library on a system.

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

AUTHORS

       Authors of this man page:

        Sean Dague (http://dague.net/sean)