openipmicmd - An IPMI Command Interface
program allows a user to execute direct IPMI commands. It
can work with direct interface with the OpenIPMI driver or with IPMI LAN
- -k entry-to-execute
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
The asychronous nature of the program can be annoying.
Corey Minyard <firstname.lastname@example.org>