pyControl System Quick Audit

Problem this snippet solves:

This script gathers some basic but useful system information and prints it out.

You'll need to change the parameters to reflect your system(s). In this example our BigIP system is with the default username and password info. See the syntax section below for example usage and sample output.

How to use this snippet:


import pycontrol.pyControl as pc
from pycontrol.samples.system_quick_audit import *
from pycontrol.Utils import convert_uptime
b = pc.BIGIP(hostname = 'your_system_ip_address', username = 'your_username', password = 'your_password', wsdl_files = ['System.SystemInfo'])

Sample Output

>>> get_basic_audit(b)
Serial:  bipXXXXXXs
Product: 6400 (D63)
Version: BIG-IP_v9.4.2
Uptime:  14 days, 21===================================

Code :

#!/bin/env python

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import pycontrol.pyControl as pyControl
from pycontrol.Utils import convert_uptime

Perform a quick audit of basic system info.

def get_basic_audit(b):
get_basic_audit: gather some general info about a BigIP system.
expects a valid, connected object as an argument.
#Create a convenience object
s = b.System_SystemInfo

#Get some basic info
uptime   = s.get_uptime()['return']
version  = s.get_version()['return'] 
sysinfo  = s.get_system_information()
print "=" * 35
print "System:  %s" % sysinfo['return']['host_name']
print "Serial:  %s" % sysinfo['return']['chassis_serial']
print "Product: %s (%s)" % ( sysinfo['return']['product_category'], sysinfo['return']['platform'] )
print "Version: %s" % version
print "Uptime:  %s days, %s:%s:%s " % (convert_uptime(uptime))
print "=" * 35

if __name__ == "__main__":

#Change the info below to reflect your system.

b = pyControl.BIGIP(hostname = '',
 username   = 'admin',
password   = 'admin',
wsdl_files = ['System.SystemInfo'])

Published Mar 09, 2015
Version 1.0

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