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Dell IPMI and PERC utils

Dell PowerEdge boxes have a lot of extra instrumentation that is available via their psuedo-proprietary IPMI/BMC chips/controllers on those servers. Is there any existing code or plans for work that might see the light of day in NetBSD 5.0 ? I'd love to use NetBSD on more of our Dell servers, but one of the big drawbacks that others harp on me for is the lack of embedded controller management and ability to grab the Sensor Data Records (SDR) about things like failed power supplies, bad RAM, etc...

PS: I'm really looking forward to 5.0. Journaling FS, /dev/pad, and all the SATA improvements are going to be a lot of fun.

Swift Griggs -- <>
Unix Systems Administrator

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