wsl - A shell based command line client for WSMAN servers
wsl (aka "whistle") contains various scripts that serve as a client
interface to WSMAN or Web Services for Management protocol based on
DMTF standard specification. WSMAN provides standards based messaging
for systems management CIM-style objects.
To talk to a remote WSMAN service, start with "wsl id check". This
command will request the IP address, user name and password for the
remote server and populate a file ".wslrun" in the current directory.
After the first run, you can use the commands listed below without
having to provide IP address, user name and password repeatedly. This
is the default behavior. However, you can configure wsl so that it
always ask for IP address or IP address and user credential for each
command in case you want to work with more than one target.
The environmental variables that could affect the behavior of wsl are
listed in README file.
Help information is provided at different levels. Typing "wsl" provides
help information about available commands. Typing "wsl enum" provides
help information about enum command and its parameters. Typing "wsl
enum help" gives the same information.
Sends SOAP message with WS-MAN ENUMERATE command. Equivalent to
calling "wslenum" directly.
Sends SOAP message with WS-MAN IDENTIFY command. Equivalent to
calling "wslid" directly.
Sends SOAP message with WS-MAN INVOKE command. Equivalent to
callint "wslinvoke" directly.
g|get Sends SOAP message with WS-MAN GET command. Equivalent to
calling "wslget" directly.
p|put Sends SOAP message with WS-MAN PUT command. Equivalent to
calling "wslput" directly.
s|set See put.
xcert Command to extract SSL certificate of the server hosting WSMAN.
xclean Command to remove/delete the files generated by this tool.
xcred Command to encrypt username and password to a file. The same
command can be used for decrypting the same file for
verification. Equivalent to calling "wslcred" directly.
wsl supports basic and digest authentication mechanism. You will be
prompted for user name and password at run time or you can provide
their values to environment variables WSUSER and WSPASS.
A more secure method is to use the light encryption method provided by
wsl. See the xcred command option. It will create a credential file
that contains the encrypted form of the user name and password. To use,
simply provide the filename to WSUSER prefixed with "FILE:". You do not
have to provide WSPASS in this case.
This file contains custom user-configurable information that
could affect the behavior of wsl. If not present, this file is
created the firt time wsl is used. Refer to README file for more
This file contains environment variables that are populated the
first time wsl is run and used on subsequent runs. It includes
user password so if security is a concern, try to use the
encrypted version (see xcred command) or you may turn off
creation of this file using the custom user configuration (see
wsl is Copyright (c) 2011, Dell Inc. License: BSD3C or similar
Created by Chris A. Poblete <www.linkedin.com/in/chrispoblete>.