Jules Decol
and 2 contributors

NAME

DracPerl::Client - API Client for Dell's management interface (iDRAC)

AUTHOR

Jules Decol (@Apcros)

SYNOPSIS

A client to interact with the iDRAC API on Dell Poweredge servers

        # Create the client
        my $drac_client = DracPerl::Client->new({
                        user            => "username",
                        password        => "password",
                        url             => "https://dracip",
                        });

        # Get what you're interested in
        # Login is done implicitly, you can save and resume sessions. See below
        my $parsed_xml = $drac_client->get("fans");

DESCRIPTION

WHY ?

This been created because I find the web interface of iDrac slow and far from being easy to use. I have the project of creating a full new iDrac front-end, but of course that project required an API Client. Because this is something that seem to be quite lacking in the PowerEdge community, I made a standalone repo/project for that :)

TODO

What's to come ?

- Better error handling

- Integration with Log4Perl

- Full list of supported Method

- Few method to abstract commons operations

OBJECT ARGUMENTS

max_retries

Login can be extremely capricious, Max retries avoid being too annoyed by that. Defaulted to 5.

METHODS

openSession

Can be called explicitly or is called by default if get is called and no session is available You can pass it a saved session in order to restore it.

        $drac_client->openSession($saved_session) #Will restore a session
        $drac_client->openSession() #Will open a new one

saveSession

This will return the current session. (Basically the token and the cookie jar).

closeSession

Invalidate the current session

isAlive

Check with a quick api call if your current session is still useable.