OpenHPI is an open source project created with the intent of providing an
implementation of the SA Forum's Hardware Platform Interface (HPI). HPI
provides an abstracted interface to managing computer hardware, typically for
chassis and rack based servers. HPI includes resource modeling; access to and
control over sensor, control, watchdog, and inventory data associated with
resources; abstracted System Event Log interfaces; hardware events and alerts;
and a managed hot swap interface.
OpenHPI provides a modular mechanism for adding new hardware and device support
easily. Many plug-ins exist in the OpenHPI source tree to provide access to
various types of hardware. This includes, but is not limited to, IPMI based
servers, Blade Center, and machines which export data via sysfs.