Subject: package for ipmitool
To: None <>
From: Klaus Heinz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/25/2005 02:13:56


there is a first shot at a package for ipmitool
( From the DESCR file:

  Ipmitool is a utility for managing and configuring devices that support
  the "Intelligent Platform Management Interface".  IPMI is an open
  standard for monitoring, logging, recovery, inventory, and control of
  hardware that is implemented independent of the main CPU, BIOS, and OS.
  The service processor (or Baseboard Management Controller, BMC) is the
  brain behind platform management and its primary purpose is to handle
  the autonomous sensor monitoring and event logging features.

  The ipmitool program provides a simple command-line interface to this
  BMC. It features the ability to read the sensor data repository (SDR)
  and print sensor values, display the contents of the System Event Log
  (SEL), print Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) inventory information, read
  and set LAN configuration parameters, and perform remote chassis power

I would like to know whether this works for people on NetBSD and other
systems but I do not have the necessary server hardware at home (and no
NetBSD at work).
On NetBSD, the tool only supports the lan and lanplus interface.

Feedback welcome.