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openhpi - an implementation of the SA Forum’s Hardware Platform
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 implements the HPI B.01.01 specification.
Some of OpenHPI’s functioning can be changed by setting environment
variables. This documents all known environmental settings and how
they affect OpenHPI.
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.
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.
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
Location of openhpi.conf file. Default location is
OpenHPI provides a number of plugins that talk to different hardware
types. The following is a list of tested plugins in OpenHPI 2.x.
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.
An IPMI plugin designed specifically for ATCA chassis. It
implements IPMI commands directly in the plugin.
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.
The definitive guide to HPI is the SA Forum specification at
More info on OpenHPI can be found at our webpage
(http://openhpi.sf.net) and our wiki (http://wiki.openhpi.org).
The following man pages may also be of interest
Info on the SA HPI interface
Info on the openhpi.conf configuration file
The command to set default openhpi library on a system.
The openhpi daemon, providing OpenHPI data as a system service.
Authors of this man page:
Sean Dague (http://dague.net/sean)