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A CLI for the IBM Z HMC, written in pure Python

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zhmccli - A CLI for the IBM Z HMC, written in pure Python

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The zhmccli package is a CLI written in pure Python that interacts with the Hardware Management Console (HMC) of IBM Z or LinuxONE machines. The goal of this package is to provide an easy-to-use command line interface for operators.

The zhmccli package uses the API provided by the zhmcclient package, which interacts with the Web Services API of the HMC. It supports management of the lifecycle and configuration of various platform resources, such as partitions, CPU, memory, virtual switches, I/O adapters, and more.


The quick way:

$ pip install zhmccli

For more details, see the Installation section in the documentation.


The following example code lists the machines (CPCs) managed by an HMC:

$ hmc_host="<IP address or hostname of the HMC>"
$ hmc_userid="<userid on that HMC>"
$ zhmc -h $hmc_host -u $hmc_userid cpc list
Enter password (for user ... at HMC ...): .......
| name     | status           |
| P000S67B | service-required |



For information on how to contribute to this project, see the Development section in the documentation.


The zhmccli package is licensed under the Apache 2.0 License.

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