wbemcli man page

wbemcli — independent command line CIM Client

Synopsis

wbemcli gc|gcd|dc|ec|ecn|gi|ci|mi|di|ei|ein|ai|ain|ri|rin|gp|sp|cm|cmx [-nl] [-h] [-t] [-cte] [-dx] [-dr] [-noverify] [-cacert file] [-clientcert file] [-clientkey file] [-ac assocClass] [-arc resultClass] [-ar role] [-arr resultRole] objectPath [prop=value[,...]] [prop[,...]]

Alternate formats

wbemgc [-nl] [-h] [-t] [-dx] [-dr] objectPath [prop[,...]]

wbemgcd [-nl] [-h] [-t] [-dx] [-dr] objectPath

wbemdc [-nl] [-h] [-t] [-dx] [-dr] objectPath

wbemec [-nl] [-h] [-t] [-cte] [-dx] [-dr] objectPath [prop[,...]]

wbemecn [-nl] [-h] [-t] [-dx] [-dr] objectPath

wbemgi [-nl] [-h] [-t] [-dx] [-dr] objectPath [prop[,...]]

wbemci [-nl] [-h] [-t] [-dx] [-dr] objectPath [prop=value[,...]]

wbemmi [-nl] [-h] [-t] [-dx] [-dr] objectPath [prop=value[,...]]

wbemdi [-nl] [-h] [-t] [-dx] [-dr] objectPath

wbemei [-nl] [-h] [-t] [-cte] [-dx] [-dr] objectPath [prop[,...]]

wbemein [-nl] [-h] [-t] [-dx] [-dr] objectPath

wbemai [-nl] [-h] [-t] [-cte] [-dx] [-dr] [-ac assocClass] [-arc resultClass] [-ar role] [-arr resultRole] objectPath [prop[,...]]

wbemain [-nl] [-h] [-t] [-dx] [-dr] [-ac assocClass] [-arc resultClass] [-ar role] [-arr resultRole] objectPath

wbemri [-nl] [-h] [-t] [-cte] [-dx] [-dr] [-arc resultClass] [-ar role] objectPath [prop[,...]]

wbemrin [-nl] [-h] [-t] [-dx] [-dr] [-arc resultClass] [-ar role] objectPath

wbemgp [-nl] [-h] [-t] [-dx] [-dr] objectPath prop

wbemsp [-nl] [-h] [-t] [-dx] [-dr] objectPath prop=value

wbemcm [-nl] [-h] [-t] [-dx] [-dr] objectPath method[.param=value[,...]]

wbemcmx [-nl] [-h] [-t] [-dx] [-dr] objectPath method[.param=value[,...]]

Description

wbemcli is a command line based CIM Client. It uses one of the gc|gcd|dc|ec|ecn|gi|ci|mi|di|ei|ein|ai|ain|ri|rin|gp|sp|cm|cmx operations and the fully qualified path to the CIM Object to get to the host and execute the specified operation. This implementation is CIMOM library independent and can be used with all WBEM compliant CIMOM implementations. The objectPath parameter is used to locate the CIM object and has the following format:

<scheme>://[user:pwd@]<host>:<port>/<namespace[/..]>:<classname>[.<key=value[,..]>]

The objectPath should be enclosed in single quotes so that double quoted
strings are perserved by the command line shell. Refer to the examples section.
The only scheme supported is http. Example:
http://krz:xyz@localhost:5988/root/cimv2:rpm_package.name=glibc

The prop=value[,...] parameter is used to specify <Property>=<Value> pairs for the ci, mi and sp operations. Only one <Property>=<Value> pair must be specified for the sp operation.

Example:
stringProp="a string",booleanProp=true,numericProp=25
Arrays of property values are supported by specifying additional values
separated by commas
Example:
stringProp="a string","another string",numericProp=25,49,12

The prop[,...] parameter specifies the properties to be returned. One prop must be specified for the gp operation. For other operations this parameter is optional, if none are specified all properties will be returned.

Example:
stringProp,booleanProp,numericProp

The method[.param=value[,...] parameter is used to specify <Parameter>=<Value> pairs for the cm operation.

Example:
Method2Execute.stringParam="a string",booleanParam=true,numericParam=25
Arrays of property values are supported by specifying additional values
separated by commas
Example:
Method2Execute.stringParam="a string","another string",numericParam=25,49,12

Operations

Supported operations are:

gc
get class
gcd
get class definition
dc
delete class
ec
enumerate classes
ecn
enumerate class names
gi
get instance
ci
create instance
mi
modify instance
di
delete instance
ei
enumerate instances
ein
enumerate instance names
ai
enumerate association instances
ain
enumerate association instance names
ri
enumerate reference instances
rin
enumerate reference instance names
gp
get property
sp
set property
cm
call method
cmx
call method (return XML)

Options

-h
Print a help message
-nl
Start a new line for every property returned
-t
Append array ([]), reference (&) and key property (#) indicators to property names
-cte
Enable support for chunked responses from CIMOM
-v
Show version information
-dx
Show XML messages payload as received from CIMOM
-dr
Delineate references with { } pairs
-noverify
Do not verify the server certificate for https URLs (useful for testing)
-cacert
CA certificate file (required for https URLS unless -noverify is specified)
-clientcert
Client certificate file (if the CIM server requires client certificates)
-clientkey
Client private key file (required if -clientcert is specified)
-ac
association class name (ai, ain only)
-arc
result class name (ai, ain, rin, ri only)
-ar
role name (ai, ain, rin, ri only)
-arr
result role name (ai, ain only)

Libraries

wbemcli requires either libghttp, libwww, or winhttp, depending on build options used.

Example

To get all instances of rpm_packages, i.e. all installed rpm packages on the local system, the following command can be used:

wbemcli ei 'http://localhost:5988/root/cimv2:rpm_package'

The get instance operation can be specified to get more information about a certain package:

wbemcli gi 'http://localhost:5988/root/cimv2:rpm_package.name="glibc"' The create instance (ci) operation can be called using the following format example. Property values can also be specified/add to the sytax.

wbemcli ci 'http://localhost:5988/root/cimv2:TST_InstanceProperties.CreationClassName="TST_InstanceProperties",Id="Instance #2"' 'CreationClassName="TST_InstanceProperties",Id="Instance #2",Property_string2="This is instance#2",Property_uint8=250'

More command line examples can be found from the wbemcli/samples directory.

Host indirection support

The scheme and host specification in the object path can be replaced by an arbitrary token that will be used to locate the proper scheme and host specification in ./wbemcli.ind or any file specified via the WBEMCLI_IND environment variable. The format of this file is as follows:

<token>: <scheme>://[user:pwd@]<host>:<port>
Assuming the following entry in ./wbemcli.ind:
myCimom: http://localhost:5988
The example in the previous section can then be specified as:
wbemcli gi 'myCimom/root/cimv2:rpm_package.name="glibc"'

Environment

WBEMCLI_CURL_SSLVERSION
Specifies the SSL protocol that will be used. Valid values are SSLv2, SSLv3, TLSv1, TLSv1.0, TLSv1.1 or TLSv1.2. If this variable is not set, wbemcli will attempt to figure out the remote SSL protocol version.

Files

/etc/pki/Pegasus/client.pem
The default CA certificate file. Can be overriden with -cacert.

Author

Adrian Schuur <schuur@de.ibm.com>

Bugs

The SBLIM project maintains a mailing list to which you should direct all questions regarding sfcb, sfcc, wbemcli, or any of the SBLIM providers. To subscribe to this mailing list visit

http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/list…

The SBLIM Project Bug tracking page can be found at

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_i…

Availability

wbemcli is a part of the SBLIM project. The most recent version is available on the web at

http://sblim.sourceforge.net/

See Also

cimserver(1)

Referenced By

sfcbd(1).

June 2009 wbemcli Version 1.6.3