Using the Ironstream Agent Interface to System APIs - ironstream_for_micro_focus_universal_discovery - 6.3

Ironstream for Micro Focus® Universal Discovery for IBM i Administration

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Software
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Ironstream
Product
Ironstream > Ironstream for Micro Focus® Universal Discovery
Version
6.3
Language
English
Product name
Ironstream for Micro Focus Universal Discovery for IBM i
Title
Ironstream for Micro Focus® Universal Discovery for IBM i Administration
Copyright
2021
First publish date
2007
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2023-08-23
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2023-08-23T16:21:59.136387

The EVCCTLPROC job of the Ironstream for IBM i agent provides a direct interface to retrieving operating system information through the use of system APIs without the need to execute OS/400 commands. The output of information retrieved in this manner is presented in a format that can be parsed by a script on the management server.

Access to this API interface is requested using type 86 of the ev400hostcmd utility program. (See the section Sending Commands to the Agent for the general syntax of the ev400hostcmd.)

The type of data requested is specified by a two-digit code followed by a vertical bar (|) and additional parameter information depending on the selected code. The syntax of the ev400hostcmd with type 86 is:

ev400hostcmd 86 code[|parameters].as400hostname

where:

Value

Description

code

The two-digit code for the information options requested below

parameters

The additional parameters for the selected code

as400hostname

The name of the IBM i LPAR that is to receive the command

Keep in mind that if this command is entered from a Windows command line or script, vertical bars

will need to be escaped by enclosing everything after the “86” in double quotation marks.