ipmiutil - Man Page

a meta-command to invoke various IPMI functions.


ipmiutil <command> [-x -NUPREFJTVY] [other command options]


This utility performs various IPMI functions.   Each of the individual commands in the ipmiutil project can be invoked via this meta-command. The <command> is one of the following:
  alarms   show/set the front panel alarm LEDs and relays
  leds     show/set the front panel alarm LEDs and relays
  cmd      send a specified raw IPMI command to the BMC
  config   list/save/restore BMC configuration parameters
  dcmi     get/set DCMI parameters
  discover    discover all IPMI servers on this LAN
  ekanalyzer  run FRU-EKeying analyzer on FRU files (deprecated, see fru)
  events   decode IPMI events and display them
  firewall show/set firmware firewall functions
  fru      show decoded FRU inventory data, write asset tag
  fwum     OEM firmware update manager extensions
  getevt   get IPMI events and display them, event daemon
  getevent get IPMI events and display them, event daemon
  health   check and show the basic health of the IPMI BMC
  hpm      HPM firmware update manager extensions
  lan      show/set IPMI LAN parameters and PEF table
  picmg    show/set picmg extended functions
  reset    cause the BMC to reset or power down the system
  sel      show/clear firmware System Event Log records
  sensor   show Sensor Data Records, readings, thresholds
  serial   show/set IPMI Serial & Terminal Mode parameters
  sol      start/stop an SOL console session
  smcoem   SuperMicro OEM functions
  sunoem   Sun OEM functions
  delloem  Dell OEM functions
  tsol     Tyan SOL console start/stop session
  wdt      show/set/reset the watchdog timer
For help on each command (e.g. 'sel'), enter:
  ipmiutil sel -?
For man pages on each command, its man page is named "i<command>",  or refer to See Also below.

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 is used.  


Command options are described in the man page for each command. Below are a few of the common options.


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.


ipmiutil sel
Shows the IPMI System Event Log entries.

ipmiutil wdt
Shows the watchdog timer values.

See Also

ialarms(8) iconfig(8) icmd(8) idiscover(8) ievents(8) ifirewall(8)  ifru(8) ifruset(8) ifwum(8) igetevent(8) ihealth(8) ihpm(8)  ilan(8) ipicmg(8) ireset(8) isel(8) isensor(8) iserial(8) isol(8) isunoem(8)  iwdt(8) ipmiutil(8) ipmi_port(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

ialarms(8), icmd(8), iconfig(8), idcmi(8), idelloem(8), idiscover(8), iekanalyzer(8), ievents(8), ifirewall(8), ifru(8), ifwum(8), igetevent(8), ihealth(8), ihpm(8), ilan(8), ipicmg(8), ipmi_port(8), ireset(8), isel(8), iseltime(8), isensor(8), iserial(8), ismcoem(8), isol(8), isunoem(8), itsol(8), iuser(8), iwdt(8).

Version 1.1: 10 May 2012