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Using Perl with the XML scripting interface

The scripting interface provided enables administrators to manage virtually every aspect of the device in an automated fashion. Primarily, administrators use tools like the cpqlocfg.exe to assist deployment efforts. Administrators using a non-Windows® client can use Perl scripts to send XML scripts to the Lights-Out devices. Administrators can also use Perl to perform more complex tasks than cpqlocfg.exe can perform.

This section discusses how to use Perl scripting in conjunction with the Lights-Out XML scripting language. Perl scripts require a valid user ID and password with appropriate privileges. Sample XML scripts for Lights-Out devices and a sample Perl script are available on the HP website in the Best Practices section.