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ipmidetect - Man Page

list detected and/or undetected IPMI interfaces in a cluster


ipmidetect [OPTION...] [NODES...]


ipmidetect lists which IPMI nodes have been detected or undetected in a cluster. This information is provided by the libipmidetect(3) library and ipmidetectd(8) daemon.

ipmidetect will output the status of each IPMI node configured with ipmidetectd(8) unless they are specified on the command line. If the first node listed is "-", nodes will be read in from standard input. The nodes can be listed in hostrange format, comma separated lists, or space separated lists. See the section below on Hostranged Support for instructions on how to list hosts in range format. The hostnames listed must be the shortened names of hostnames.


-h STRING, --hostname=STRING

server hostname (default=localhost)

-p INT, --port=INT

server port (default=8649)

-d,  --detected

List only detected nodes

-u,  --undetected

List only undetected nodes

-q,  --hostrange

List nodes in hostrange format (default)

-c,  --comma

List nodes in comma separated list

-n,  --newline

List nodes in newline separated list

-s,  --space

List nodes in space separated list

-V,  --version

Print version and exit

Hostranged Support

Multiple hosts can be input either as an explicit comma separated lists of hosts or a range of hostnames in the general form: prefix[n-m,l-k,...], where n < m and l < k, etc. The later form should not be confused with regular expression character classes (also denoted by []). For example, foo[19] does not represent foo1 or foo9, but rather represents a degenerate range: foo19.

This range syntax is meant only as a convenience on clusters with a prefixNN naming convention and specification of ranges should not be considered necessary -- the list foo1,foo9 could be specified as such, or by the range foo[1,9].

Some examples of range usage follow:

    foo[01-05] instead of foo01,foo02,foo03,foo04,foo05
    foo[7,9-10] instead of foo7,foo9,foo10
    foo[0-3] instead of foo0,foo1,foo2,foo3

As a reminder to the reader, some shells will interpret brackets ([ and ]) for pattern matching. Depending on your shell, it may be necessary to enclose ranged lists within quotes.


The exit value of ipmidetect depends on the options performed on the command line. If the default output is used, the exit value will be 0 if the command succeeds without error. If the --detected option is used and no undetected nodes have been discovered, the exit value will be 0. If undetected nodes are found, the exit value will be 1. If the --undetected option is used and no detected nodes have been discovered, the exit value will be 0. If detected nodes are found, the exit value will be 1. On errors, the exit value will be 2.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <freeipmi-users@gnu.org> or <freeipmi-devel@gnu.org>.

See Also

libipmidetect(3), ipmidetect.conf(5), ipmidetectd(8)


Referenced By

freeipmi(7), ipmidetect.conf(5), ipmidetectd.conf(5), libfreeipmi(3), libipmidetect(3).

The man page ipmi-detect(8) is an alias of ipmidetect(8).

2024-05-06 Ipmidetect 1.6.14