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openipmicmd(1) An IPMI Command Interface openipmicmd(1)
openipmicmd - An IPMI Command Interface
openipmicmd [-k entry-to-execute] <connection parms>
The openipmicmd program allows a user to execute direct IPMI commands. It can work with
direct interface with the OpenIPMI driver or with IPMI LAN interfaces.
Execute a single command an exit.
The parameters for the connection depend on the connection type. These are all
described in openipmi_conparms (7)
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 [seq] cmd [data1 [data2 ...]]
Send a command to a device on the IPMB bus. The "ipmb" string is optional. The
seq must be provided if the netfn is a response (an odd number). It must be the
same sequence number that came in on the command in the "Command Sequence = seq"
part of the command.
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 connection.
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 connections.
unregcmd netfn cmd
Remove a command registration.
ipmi_ui(1), ipmilan(8), openipmi_conparms(7)
The asychronous nature of the program can be annoying.
Corey Minyard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
OpenIPMI 05/13/03 openipmicmd(1)
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