Projects / IPMItool


IPMItool is a simple command-line interface to systems that support the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) specification. It provides the ability to read the SDR and print sensor values, display the contents of the SEL, print FRU information, read and set LAN configuration parameters, perform remote chassis power control, and act as a serial over LAN client. It can work with IPMI-over-LAN (both version 1.5 and 2.0) interfaces as well as the system interface provided by a kernel driver such as OpenIPMI.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  14 Feb 2006 22:15

    Release Notes: A major feature and bugfix release that includes support for PICMG (ATCA) management controllers, better support for Sensors and Events and Inventory data, fixes for IPMIv2 encryption and IPMIv2 Serial-over-LAN, and support for the Tyan implementation of IPMIv1.5 Serial-over-LAN.

    •  11 Sep 2004 03:02

      Release Notes: Major feature additions include support for IPMIv2.0 and Serial over LAN, as well as an interactive IPMI shell and scripting capabilities. Many new user-contributed features and bugfixes including support for configuring BMC parameters, LAN channel settings, and configuring session users. Also new in this release is support for automatic building of Solaris packages and Linux RPMs as a non-root user.

      •  31 Mar 2004 22:08

        Release Notes: Support was added for setting sensor thresholds and reading individual sensor values by name. The LAN interface retry handing was improved. Some fixes were made for multiple clients accessing sensor data simultaneously and reading large FRU data. Passwords can now be read from the environment or interactively. There are some minor fixes for building on Solaris 8.

        •  28 Jan 2004 03:23

          Release Notes: Support was added for building static interface plugins. Support for 64-bit and big-endian systems was improved for Solaris/SPARC and Linux/x86_64. Some fixes for enabling the LAN interface and configuring gratuitous ARPs were added. Support for displaying Linux kernel panic messages in SEL output was added. Support for SDR type 3 records was added.

          •  06 Jan 2004 04:20

            Release Notes: Some IPMIv1.5 errata fixes were added. FRU multirecord support was added for power supplies and DIMM SPD. Verbose SDR output was added in CSV mode. Handling of SDR printing was improved. Support was added for SDR compact records and MC locator records. Contrib scripts for creating RRDtool graphs were added.


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