Installing Python and PyWBEM

I am working with Ingmar Verheij on a SCOM management pack for HP EVA.

This management pack will query real-time data using SMIS-S and it requires the Python scripting language and the PyWBEM library.

In this post I will describe how to install Python and PyWBEM.

First we need to install Python, I took the version 2.6.6 (32 bit version). You can download it from this link.

Note: There are quite some language changes in Python 3.x so if you don’t want to adapt the PyWBEM code choose a 2.x version!

The Python installation is pretty simple, I accepted the default settings:

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Next step is the installation of pywbem, I used version 0.7 (pywbem-0.7.0.tar.gz) which can be downloaded here. Extract the folder pywbem-0.7.0 somewhere (in my case C:\Beheer\Python) and start a cmd prompt and navigate to this folder.

From this folder launch (C:\Python26\Python build), on my system it didn’t build because the module pwd was missing:


I worked around this by removing pwd from the import statement in, (change import sys, string, re, os, socket, pwd to import sys, string, re, os, socket)

Now the build is successful:


Final step is the installation which is executed with the command C:\Python26\Python install.

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