Openwsman - WS-Management for all



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Openwsman is an open source implementation of WS-Management; enabling the in-band management of Linux/uni*/Windows platforms. Openwsman supports the generic WS-Management protocol as well as specific protocol extensions for the Common Information Model (CIM)

Openwsman provides 'C' language API by default and a 'C++' API in an 'alpha' state. For other languages, see the bindings.

About the bindings

The bindings provide the simplest way to perform WS-Management operations with Openwsman.

Bindings exist for Ruby, Python, Perl, and Java. with plenty of examples in the respective 'tests' directories.

The Ruby bindings are fully maintained an considered 'production' quality.


If you have problems using Openwsman, report to the mailing list first.

If you are sure to have found a bug, please report it via the Github issue tracker


Openwsman is copyright (C) 2004-2006 by Intel Corp, 2006-2013 by SUSE Linux Products GmbH.

Openwsman is free software, and may be redistributed under the terms of the BSD-3-Clause license.


This software is provided “as is” and without any express or implied warranties, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.