Pyghmi is a pure Python (mostly IPMI) server management library.
Building and installing
(These instructions have been tested on CentOS 7)
Clone the repository, generate the RPM and install it:
$ git clone https://github.com/openstack/pyghmi.git $ cd pyghmi/ $ python setup.py bdist_rpm $ sudo rpm -ivh dist/pyghmi-*.noarch.rpm
There are a few use examples in the
fakebmc: simply fakes a BMC that supports a few IPMI commands (useful for testing)
pyghmicons: a remote console based on SOL redirection over IPMI
pyghmiutil: an IPMI client that supports a few direct uses of pyghmi (also useful for testing and prototyping new features)
virshbmc: a BMC emulation wrapper using libvirt
If you plan on adding support for new features, you'll most likely be interested
in adding your methods to
pyghmi/ipmi/command.py. See methods such as
set_power for examples of how to use internal mechanisms to
implement new features. And please, always document new methods.
Sometimes you may want to implement OEM-specific code. For example, retrieving firmware version information is not a part of standard IPMI, but some servers are known to support it via custom OEM commands. If this is the case, follow these steps:
- Add your generic retrieval function (stub) to the
pyghmi/ipmi/oem/generic.py. And please, document its intent, parameters and expected return values.
- Implement the specific methods that your server supports in subdirectories in
oemfolder (consider the
lenovosubmodule as an example). A OEM folder will contain at least one class inheriting from
OEMHandler, and optionally helpers for running and parsing custom OEM commands.
- Register mapping policies in
pyghmi/ipmi/oem/lookup.pyso pyghmi knows how to associate a BMC session with the specific OEM code you implemented.
A good way of testing the new feature is using
bin/pyghmiutil. Just add an
extension for the new feature you just implemented (as a new command) and call
it from the command line:
$ IPMIPASSWORD=passw0rd bin/pyghmiutil [BMC IP address] username my_new_feature_command