wbemexec [ -h hostname ] [ -p portnumber ] [ -v httpversion ]
[ -m httpmethod ] [ -t timeout ] [ -u username ]
[ -w password ] [ -s ] [ --help ] [ --version ]
[ inputfilepath ]
The wbemexec command provides a command line interface to a CIM Server. The input to the command consists of a CIM request encoded in XML. The request is submitted to the CIM Server for execution. If the HTTP response from the CIM Server contains a status code of 200 (OK), the result returned to stdout is the CIM response encoded in XML. Otherwise, the result returned to stdout is the HTTP response. Some types of invalid XML requests (e.g. missing PROTOCOLVERSION attribute or missing NAME attribute) are detected by wbemexec, and result in an error message from wbemexec. Other invalid XML requests (e.g. invalid CIMVERSION attribute value or missing XML version), are detected by the CIM Server, and result in an HTTP response, containing a non-Success status code, such as 501 (Not Implemented) or 400 (Bad Request).
By default, the request is sent as an HTTP/1.1 request, using the HTTP M-POST method, and wbemexec waits 20000 milliseconds (20 seconds), then times out if a response hasn't been received. Input is read from stdin, if no input file is specified.
By default, the operation is executed on the local host. wbemexec first attempts to connect to the CIM Server on the default port for the wbem-http service, and if that fails, another attempt is made on the default port for the wbem-https service.
wbemexec recognizes the following options:
- -h hostname
Connect to the CIM Server on the specified host. If this option is not specified, wbemexec connects to the local host.
Display command usage information.
- -m httpmethod
Use the specified HTTP method for the request. The method must be "POST" or "M-POST".
- -p portnumber
Connect to the CIM Server on the specified port number. If this option is not specified, wbemexec connects to the default port for the wbem-http service, or if the -s option is specified, to the default port for the wbem-https service.
Enable the use of the SSL protocol between and the CIM server. The -s option should be specified if the CIM Server on the specified hostname/portnumber expects clients to connect using HTTPS.
- -t timeout
Wait the specified number of milliseconds on sending a request, before timing out if no response has been received. The timeout value must be an integer value greater than 0.
- -u username
Connect as the specified R username . If username is not specified, the current logged in user is used for authentication. This option is ignored if neither hostname nor portnumber is specified.
- -v httpversion
Use the specified HTTP version for the request. The version must be "1.0" or "1.1". The 1.0 version may not be specified if the M-POST method is specified.
Display CIM Server version.
- -w password
Authenticate the connection using the specified password . This option is ignored if neither hostname nor portnumber is specified. WARNING: A password should not be specified on the command line on a multi-user system, since command-line options are typically world-readable for a short window of time. If the remote host requests authentication and this option is not specified, wbemexec will prompt for the password. (See cimconfig (1) for information on configuring the CIM Server.)
When an error occurs, an explanatory error message is written to stderr and an appropriate value is returned. The following exit values are returned:
The wbemexec command requires that the CIM Server is running.
Submit an XML request contained in the file cimrequest.xml to the CIM Server running on the local host on the default port:
Submit an XML request contained in the file cimrequest.xml to the CIM Server running on the host hpserver on port 49152, using the username guest and password guest for authentication:
wbemexec -h hpserver -p 49152 -u guest -w guest cimrequest.xml
wbemexec: CIM Operations over HTTP 1.0, Representation of CIM in XML 2.0