ipicmg man page

ipmiutil_picmg — send specific PICMG extended IPMI commands


ipmiutil picmg [-mixNUPREFJTVY] parameters


This ipmiutil picmg subcommand sends specific PICMG/ATCA extended IPMI commands to the firmware.

This utility can use either the /dev/ipmi0 driver from OpenIPMI, the /dev/imb driver from Intel, the /dev/ipmikcs driver from valinux, direct user-space IOs, or the IPMI LAN interface if -N.


Command line options are described below.

-i 00

This option specifies a specific FRU ID to show.  The input value should be in hex (0b, 1a, etc.), as shown from the sensor SDR output. The default FRU ID is zero (0).

-m 002000

Show FRU for a specific MC (e.g. bus 00, sa 20, lun 00). This could be used for PICMG or ATCA blade systems. The trailing character, if present, indicates SMI addressing if 's', or IPMB addressing if 'i' or not present.


Causes extra debug messages to be displayed.

-N nodename

Nodename or IP address of the remote target system.  If a nodename is specified, IPMI LAN interface is used.  Otherwise the local system management interface is used.

-U rmt_user

Remote username for the nodename given.  The default is a null username.

-P/-R rmt_pswd

Remote password for the nodename given.  The default is a null password.


Use the remote password from Environment variable IPMI_PASSWORD.

-F drv_t

Force the driver type to one of the followng: imb, va, open, gnu, landesk, lan, lan2, lan2i, kcs, smb. Note that lan2i means lan2 with intelplus. The default is to detect any available driver type and use it.


Use the specified LanPlus cipher suite (0 thru 17): 0=none/none/none, 1=sha1/none/none, 2=sha1/sha1/none, 3=sha1/sha1/cbc128, 4=sha1/sha1/xrc4_128, 5=sha1/sha1/xrc4_40, 6=md5/none/none, ... 14=md5/md5/xrc4_40. Default is 3.


Use a specified IPMI LAN Authentication Type: 0=None, 1=MD2, 2=MD5, 4=Straight Password, 5=OEM.


Use a specified IPMI LAN privilege level. 1=Callback level, 2=User level, 3=Operator level, 4=Administrator level (default), 5=OEM level.


Yes, do prompt the user for the IPMI LAN remote password. Alternatives for the password are -E or -P.


picmg parameters


Get PICMG properties may be used to obtain and print Extension major version information, PICMG identifier, FRU Device ID and Max FRU Device ID.


Get address information.  This command may return information on the Hardware address, IPMB-0 Address, FRU ID, Site/Entity ID, and Site/Entity Type.

frucontrol fru id options

Set various control options:

0x00      - Cold Reset

0x01      - Warm Reset

0x02      - Graceful Reboot

0x03      - Issue Diagnostic Interrupt

0x04      - Quiesce [AMC only]

0x05-0xFF - Cold Reset

activate fru id

Activate the specified FRU.

deactivate fru id

Deactivate the specified FRU.

policy get fru id

Get FRU activation policy.

policy set fru id lockmask lock

Set FRU activation policy.  lockmask is 1 or 0 to indicate action on the deactivation or activation locked bit respectively.  lock is 1 or 0 to set/clear locked bit.

portstate set|getall|getgranted|getdenied parameters

Get or set various port states.  See usage for parameter details.


ipmiutil picmg properties
Gets PICMG properties from the default target address (slave address 0x20).

ipmiutil picmg -N -U root -P pswd addrinfo
Gets PICMG Address Information from the specified IP address.

See Also

ipmiutil(8) ialarms(8) iconfig(8) idiscover(8) ievents(8) ifru(8) igetevent(8) ihealth(8) ilan(8) ireset(8) isel(8) isensor(8) iserial(8) isol(8) iwdt(8)


See http://ipmiutil.sourceforge.net/ for the latest version of ipmiutil and any bug fix list.


Andy Cress <arcress at users.sourceforge.net>

Referenced By

iekanalyzer(8), ipmiutil(8), iwdt(8).

Version 1.0: 04 Jun 2010