ipmicmd(8) An IPMI Command Interface ipmicmd(8)
ipmicmd - An IPMI Command Interface
ipmicmd [-k entry-to-execute] smi smi-num
ipmicmd [-k entry-to-execute] lan IP-addr port [IP-addr-2 port-2] auth
privilege username password
The ipmicmd program allows a user to execute direct IPMI commands. It
can work with direct interface with the OpenIPMI driver or with IPMI
Execute a single command an exit.
The SMI number to connect to, for systems with more than on sys-
tem interface. Generally, this is ’0’.
The IP address of the LAN interface.
port The UDP port of the LAN interface, general 623.
Some systems support multiple IP connections, this specified the
second address and is optional. If specified, OpenIPMI will use
both IP addresses and fail over to the working one if one of
port-2 The port for the second IP connection, generally 623.
auth The authorization to use for the connection, either "none",
"straight", "md5", or "md2".
The privilege to use for the connection, either "callback",
"user", "operator", or "admin". Note that some IPMI operations
will fail without the correct privilege.
The user name to use for the connection. If using this anony-
mous user, this should be the empty string "".
The password to use for the connection.
Once up, you can execute commands in the user interface. Note that
commands and responses are asynchronous, you issue a command and the
interface returns immediately. When the response comes back, it will
be dumped on your console. That’s a little strange looking, but IPMI
is ansychronous underneath. Note that the -k option is synchronous, it
will wait for the response or a timeout before returning.
0f lun netfn cmd [data1 [data2 ...]]
Send a command to the BMC you are connected to.
channel [ipmb] IPMB-addr lun netfn cmd [data1 [data2 ...]]
Send a command to a device on the IPMB bus. The "ipmb" string
channel 00 IPMB-addr lun netfn cmd [data1 [data2 ...]]
Send a broadcast command to a device on the IPMB bus.
channel lan handle remote-swid local-swid lun netfn cmd [data1 [data
Send a command to a device over a LAN channel. Note that this
not the same as a LAN connection. This sends a message through
a local BMC to a remote system that is hooked up with a LAN con-
test_lat count command
Executes the given commands (one of the previous commands) count
times and gives the average time per command to execute. Note
that "count" is hexadecimal.
help Display some help.
regcmd netfn cmd
Register to receive the given command. If the driver receives
an external command, it will print it out. This only works with
system interface connections, it will not work on LAN connec-
unregcmd netfn cmd
Remove a command registration.
The asychronous nature of the program can be annoying.
Corey Minyard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
OpenIPMI 05/13/03 ipmicmd(8)
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