A HAPEE Command Line Interface (formerly CLI) is available from the package hapee-1.5r2-cli and allows you to:

  • Report information about the current HAPEE deployment

  • Manage HAPEE processes

  • Interact with hapee-1.5-lb stats socket to report statistics, current sessions, errors

  • Open a shell on running hapee-1.5-lb

  • Print help


When installed, the package hapee-1.5r2-cli adds a bash completion script in the file /etc/bash_completion.d/hapee-1.5-completion.sh

This script executes when you log into the server and enables a new command called hapee. To use it, type hapee and press the [TAB] key twice:

condrestart   force-reload  help          lb            reload
restart       start         status        stop          try-restart   version


The hapee command becomes available at the next login. To use it right after installation, run source /etc/bash_completion.d/hapee-1.5-completion.sh in your current shell.


For CentOS and RedHat, you also need to install the bash-completion-extras package.

Retrieve an information report

To get an information report, enter the HAPEE version for the CLI reports your want to retrieve:

  • The HAPEE version

  • Installed HAPEE packages

  • Installed HAPEE packages versions

On Debian/Ubuntu

hapee version
HAPEE version 1.5r2
ii  hapee-1.5r2-base 1.5...   all          HAPEE BASE : Common dependencies
ii  hapee-1.5r2-cli  1.5...   amd64        HAPEE CLI : Command line interfac
dpkg-query: no packages found matching hapee-1.5r2-cli-lb
ii  hapee-1.5r2-lb   1.5...   amd64        HAPEE LB : Layer 7 load-balancing
dpkg-query: no packages found matching hapee-1.5r2-lb-sanitize
dpkg-query: no packages found matching hapee-1.5r2-lb-update
dpkg-query: no packages found matching hapee-1.5r2-log
dpkg-query: no packages found matching hapee-1.5r2-rhi
dpkg-query: no packages found matching hapee-1.5r2-route
dpkg-query: no packages found matching hapee-1.5r2-snmp
dpkg-query: no packages found matching hapee-1.5r2-vrrp

On CentOS/RedHat

hapee version
HAPEE version 1.5
package hapee-1.5r2-cli-lb is not installed
package hapee-1.5r2-lb-sanitize is not installed
package hapee-1.5r2-lb-update is not installed
package hapee-1.5r2-log is not installed
package hapee-1.5r2-rhi is not installed
package hapee-1.5r2-route is not installed
package hapee-1.5r2-snmp is not installed
package hapee-1.5r2-vrrp is not installed

Manage HAPEE processes

You can manage HAPEE processes with the command: hapee <action> [<service name>].

CLI can execute the following actions on any daemon installed by HAPEE:




restart a service only if it was already running


reload a service configuration


reload service configuration


restart a service


start a service


stop a service


like condrestart

If you do not specify a service name, the command executes the action on all HAPEE services. It is the shortened version of the service name, such lb, log, rhi, route, vrrp, etc.

Start all HAPEE services:

hapee start

Reload hapee-1.5-lb configuration:

hapee reload lb

Check HAPEE status

The HAPEE CLI can report on the status of each daemon with the command hapee status [<service name>]

If you do not specify the service name, the command reports on all statuses of all daemons.

Display the status of HAProxy:

hapee status lb
hapee-1.5r2-lb (pid  1136) is running...

Display the status of all HAPEE services:

hapee status
hapee-1.5r2-vrrp (pid  1120) is running...
hapee-1.5r2-lb (pid  1136) is running...
rsyslogd (pid  1145) is running...
hapee-1.5r2-rhi is not installed
hapee-1.5r2-route is not installed
hapee-1.5r2-route6 is not installed
hapee-1.5r2-snmp is not installed

Get Help

You can also use the HAPEE CLI to get help about installed components, such as:

  • Daemon options

  • Configuration

  • Use cases

To use this command: enter hapee help <service name>, then press [TAB] key to get the list of available help.

Read HAProxy documentation:

hapee help lb config

Read VRRP configuration:

hapee help lb config