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Script CIMC commands over SSH?

Hi,

I'm trying to automate some CIMC CLI commands to show the inventory of C-Series servers, i.e. show CPU, show hdd, etc. Typically I use Putty to SSH to the CIMC and run each command manually. I'd like to automate this process and save the results to a text file. So I tried using plink.exe to run:

c:\plink.exe -ssh -P 22 192.168.48.176 -l admin -pw password -m cimc_commands.txt >output.txt

But when I do this, i get: "No entry for terminal type "dumb"; using dumb terminal settings." and it just hangs.

If I just use:

c:\plink.exe -ssh -P 22 192.168.48.176 -l admin -pw password

I can log on to the CIMC and manually run commands, so it's got something to do with running the commands from a text file.

Anyone know what I'm doing wrong? Or am I going about this all wrong and there's a better way?

Thanks,

Dave

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Script CIMC commands over SSH?

can someone at cisco please reply with some advice to this thread???  I am getting the same replies using both plink and with sshpass.    Note that if, when using sshpass, you dont pass in a command, you immediately get to an interactive shell if the command line is omitted.   However, my goal is to programmatically run a CIMC command "show chassis detail"  to retrieve the server serial number (because it doesnt appear to be visible via snmp). 

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Script CIMC commands over SSH?

Mike,

goUCS is the best tool to automate tasks. To get more information about XML API support, I would suggest you to post your query here

http://developer.cisco.com/web/unifiedcomputing/forums

UCS Rack-Mount Servers CIMC XML API Programmer’s Guide

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/c/sw/api/cimc_api_book_chapter1.html

HTH

Padma

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