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python-hwinfo

This is a python library for inspecting hardware and devices by parsing the outputs of system utilities such as lspci and dmidecode.

Installation

This package can be installed using pip either directly from this repository or from the latest published version on PyPi:

pip install python-hwinfo

Or,

pip install git+https://github.com/rdobson/python-hwinfo.git

Library Usage

The library consists of a number of command parsers, and a number of higher-level objects. The parsers simply return a record, or a list of records associated with a particular command output. The higher-level objects are populated with the records obtained from a command output and include additional logic.

For example, to parse a list of PCI devices:

from hwinfo.pci import PCIDevice
from hwinfo.pci.lspci import LspciNNMMParser
from subprocess import check_output

# Obtain the output of lspci -nnmm from somewhere
lspci_output = check_output(["lspci", "-nnmm"])

# Parse the output using the LspciNNMMParser object
parser = LspciNNMMParser(lspci_output)
device_recs = parser.parse_items()

# Instantiate the records as PCI devices
pci_devs = [PCIDevice(device_rec) for device_rec in device_recs]

# Use the PCIDevice class to query info for subdevices
for dev in pci_devs:
    if dev.is_subdevice():
        print dev.get_info()

CLI

Along with the classes for parsing/inspecting objects, the library also includes a simple CLI tool which can be used for inspecting local, remote and captured hosts.

For inspecting the hardware present on a local machine, execute:

$> hwinfo
$>
Bios Info:

+----------------------+--------------------------------------+
| Key                  | Value                                |
+----------------------+--------------------------------------+
| bios_vendor_name     | Dell Inc.                            |
| system_product_name  | Precision T3610                      |
| system_serial_number | 2Q2R212                              |
| system_uuid          | 4C4C4544-0051-3210-8052-B2C04F323132 |
| system_manufacturer  | Dell Inc.                            |
| bios_release_date    | 02/28/2014                           |
| bios_version         | A06                                  |
+----------------------+--------------------------------------+

CPU Info:

+-----------+--------------+------------+-------+----------+-------------------------------------------+----------+
| processor |  vendor_id   | cpu_family | model | stepping |                 model_name                | cpu_mhz  |
+-----------+--------------+------------+-------+----------+-------------------------------------------+----------+
|     0     | GenuineIntel |     6      |   62  |    4     | Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1607 v2 @ 3.00GHz | 1200.000 |
|     1     | GenuineIntel |     6      |   62  |    4     | Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1607 v2 @ 3.00GHz | 2200.000 |
|     2     | GenuineIntel |     6      |   62  |    4     | Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1607 v2 @ 3.00GHz | 1200.000 |
|     3     | GenuineIntel |     6      |   62  |    4     | Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1607 v2 @ 3.00GHz | 2800.000 |
+-----------+--------------+------------+-------+----------+-------------------------------------------+----------+

Ethernet Controller Info:

+---------------+-------------------+-----------+------------------------------------+-----------+----------------+--------------+----------------+--------------+
| device_bus_id |    vendor_name    | vendor_id |            device_name             | device_id | subvendor_name | subvendor_id | subdevice_name | subdevice_id |
+---------------+-------------------+-----------+------------------------------------+-----------+----------------+--------------+----------------+--------------+
|    02:00.0    | Intel Corporation |    8086   | 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection |    1502   |      Dell      |     1028     | [Device 05d2]  |     05d2     |
+---------------+-------------------+-----------+------------------------------------+-----------+----------------+--------------+----------------+--------------+

Storage Controller Info:

+-------------------+-----------+----------------------------------------------+-----------+----------------+--------------+----------------+--------------+
|    vendor_name    | vendor_id |                 device_name                  | device_id | subvendor_name | subvendor_id | subdevice_name | subdevice_id |
+-------------------+-----------+----------------------------------------------+-----------+----------------+--------------+----------------+--------------+
| Intel Corporation |    8086   |   C600/X79 series chipset IDE-r Controller   |    1d3c   |      Dell      |     1028     | [Device 05d2]  |     05d2     |
| Intel Corporation |    8086   | C600/X79 series chipset SATA RAID Controller |    2826   |      Dell      |     1028     | [Device 05d2]  |     05d2     |
+-------------------+-----------+----------------------------------------------+-----------+----------------+--------------+----------------+--------------+

GPU Info:

+--------------------+-----------+-----------------------+-----------+--------------------+--------------+----------------+--------------+
|    vendor_name     | vendor_id |      device_name      | device_id |   subvendor_name   | subvendor_id | subdevice_name | subdevice_id |
+--------------------+-----------+-----------------------+-----------+--------------------+--------------+----------------+--------------+
| NVIDIA Corporation |    10de   | GK107GL [Quadro K600] |    0ffa   | NVIDIA Corporation |     10de     | [Device 094b]  |     094b     |
+--------------------+-----------+-----------------------+-----------+--------------------+--------------+----------------+--------------+

Note: you may need to execute hwinfo with sudo depending on your systems permissions.

For remote executions you must provide a machine address, username and password:

$> hwinfo -m 10.80.100.152 -u root -p password

If you have the captured outputs of the following: * /proc/cpuinfo as 'cpuinfo' * dmidecode as 'dmidecode.out' * lspci -nnm as 'lspci-nnm.out'

Then you can run hwinfo on that data in the following way:

$> hwinfo -f <path to directory containing files>

Reporting Issues

This library is currently regarded as being in beta and so bugs are to be fully expected. If you encounter any, please report them.

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