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ipmievd(8)									       ipmievd(8)

       ipmievd - IPMI event daemon for sending events to syslog

       ipmievd	[-chvV] -I lan -H hostname [ -p <port>] [-U <username>] [ -f <password_file>] [-S
       <sdrcache>] sel [<option>]

       ipmievd [-chvV] -I lanplus -H hostname [-p <port>] [-U  <username>]  [-f  <password_file>]
       [-S <sdrcache>] sel [<option>]

       ipmievd [-chvV] -I bmc [-S <sdrcache>] sel [<option>]

       ipmievd is a daemon that listens for events from the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)
       which are being sent to the System Event Log (SEL), and logs those messages to syslog. The
       daemon  actively polls the contents of the SEL for new events.  When an event is received,
       it is logged to syslog using the LOG_LOCAL4 facility.  On Solaris, it has been made to use
       LOG_DAEMON instead, so that no changes to /etc/syslog.conf are necessary.

       ipmievd	is based on the ipmitool utility and it shares the same Intelligent Platform Man-
       agement Interface (IPMI) support and session setup options.  The ipmitool  man  page  pro-
       vides more information on supported IPMI interfaces.

       -c     Present output in comma separated variable (CSV) format.

       -f password_file
	      Specify  a file containing the remote server password. If this option is absent, or
	      if password_file is empty, the password will default to NULL.

	      If the -f option is not present, ipmitool will prompt the user for a  password.  If
	      no  password  is	entered at the prompt, the remote server password will default to

	      For IPMI v1.5, the maximum password length is 16 characters.  Passwords longer than
	      16 characters will be truncated.

	      For IPMI v2.0, the maximum password length is 20 characters.  Passwords longer than
	      20 characters will be truncated.	The longer password length is  supported  by  the
	      lanplus interface.

       -h     Get basic usage help from the command line.

       -H hostname
	      Remote  server  address,	which  can  be an IP address or hostname.  This option is
	      required for the LAN interface connection.

       -I interface
	      Selects IPMI interface to use. Possible interfaces are:

	      bmc	IPMI v2.0 BMC interface [default]
	      lan	IPMI v1.5 LAN Interface
	      lanplus	IPMI v2.0 RMCP

       -p port
	      Remote server UDP port to connect to (default is 623).

       -S sdrcache
	      Use local file for remote Sensor Data Repository (SDR) cache.  Using  a  local  SDR
	      cache  can  drastically increase performance for commands that require knowledge of
	      the entire SDR to perform their function.

       -U username
	      Remote server username; default is NULL user.

       -v     Increase verbose output level.  This option can  be  specified  multiple	times  to
	      increase the level of debug output.  If given three times, you will get hexdumps of
	      all incoming and outgoing packets.

       -V     Display version information.

       help   This can be used to get command-line help.  It can also be placed  at  the  end  of
	      commands to get option usage help.

	      > ipmievd bmc help
		  sel	   Poll SEL for notification of events

       sel    This  command  starts  ipmievd with the SEL Polling event watching mechanism.  This
	      will poll the SEL periodically to determine if new events have been  logged.   This
	      command should work with all BMCs and is capable of using the LAN interface as well
	      to monitor a remote system and log its events to a local syslog.

	      daemon Launch process as a daemon and reparent to init process.  All messages  will
		     be sent to syslog.  This is the default action.

		     Do not become a daemon; instead, log all messages to stderr.

		     Save   process   ID   to  this  file  when  in  daemon  mode.   Defaults  to

		     Time between checks for SEL polling method.  Default is 10 seconds.

       Upon successful completion, ipmievd returns 0.  On failure, 1 is returned.

       Local non-daemon process checking remote SEL every 30 seconds:

       > ipmievd -I lan -H -f passfile sel nodaemon timeout=30
       Reading Sensors...
       Waiting for Events...


				     32-bit ELF kernel module for the bmc driver.


				     64-bit ELF kernel module for the bmc driver.

				     Character device node  used  to  communicate  with  the  bmc

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |Architecture	    | i386, amd64     |
       |Availability	    | SUNWipmi	      |
       |Interface Stability | Volatile	      |
       attributes(5), ipmitool(1M), smf(5), svcadm(1M), svccfg(1M), svcs(1)

       IPMItool Homepage

       Intelligent Platform Management Interface Specification

       OpenIPMI Homepage

       The  ipmievd  daemon is managed by the service management facility, smf(5), under the ser-
       vice identifier: svc:/network/ipmievd:default.

       Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling or disabling,  can  be	performed
       using svcadm(1M). Use svccfg(1M) to make configuration changes and svcs(1) to view config-
       uration information and service status.

       Source for ipmievd is available on http://opensolaris.org.

					 29 November 2006			       ipmievd(8)
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