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       ipmievd - IPMI event daemon for sending events to syslog


       ipmievd [-c|-h|-v|-V] -I open <open | sel> [<option>]

       ipmievd [-c|-h|-v|-V] -I lan -H <hostname>
               [-p <port>]
               [-U <username>]
               [-A <authtype>]
               [-L <privlvl>]
               [-a|-E|-P|-f <password>]
               [-o <oemtype>]
               sel [<option>]

       ipmievd [-c|-h|-v|-V] -I lanplus -H <hostname>
               [-p <port>]
               [-U <username>]
               [-L <privlvl>]
               [-a|-E|-P|-f <password>]
               [-o <oemtype>]
               [-C <ciphersuite>]
               sel [<option>]


       ipmievd  is a daemon which will listen for events from the BMC that are
       being sent to the SEL and also log those messages  to  syslog.   It  is
       able  to run in one of two modes: either using the Event Message Buffer
       and asynchronous event notification from the OpenIPMI kernel driver  or
       actively  polling the contents of the SEL for new events.  Upon receipt
       of an event via either mechanism it will be logged to syslog  with  the
       LOG_LOCAL4 facility.

       It  is based on the ipmitool utility and shares the same IPMI interface
       support and session setup options.  Please see the ipmitool manpage for
       more information on supported IPMI interfaces.


       -a     Prompt for the remote server password.

       -A <authtype>
              Specify  an  authentication  type  to  use  during  IPMIv1.5 lan
              session activation.  Supported types are NONE, PASSWORD, MD5, or

       -c     Present  output  in CSV (comma separated variable) format.  This
              is not available with all commands.

       -C <ciphersuite>
              The remote  server  authentication,  integrity,  and  encryption
              algorithms  to  use  for  IPMIv2 lanplus connections.  See table
              22-19 in the IPMIv2  specification.   The  default  is  3  which
              specifies RAKP-HMAC-SHA1 authentication, HMAC-SHA1-96 integrity,
              and AES-CBC-128 encryption algorightms.

       -E     The remote server  password  is  specified  by  the  environment
              variable IPMI_PASSWORD.

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

       -h     Get basic usage help from the command line.

       -H <address>
              Remote  server  address,  can  be  IP address or hostname.  This
              option is required for lan and lanplus interfaces.

       -I <interface>
              Selects IPMI interface to use.  Supported  interfaces  that  are
              compiled in are visible in the usage help output.

       -L <privlvl>
              Force session privilege level.  Can be CALLBACK, USER, OPERATOR,
              ADMIN. Default is ADMIN.

       -m <local_address>
              Set the local IPMB address.   The  default  is  0x20  and  there
              should be no need to change it for normal operation.

       -o <oemtype>
              Select  OEM  type to support.  This usually involves minor hacks
              in place in the code to work around quirks in various BMCs  from
              various  manufacturers.   Use  -o  list to see a list of current
              supported OEM types.

       -p <port>
              Remote server UDP port to connect to.  Default is 623.

       -P <password>
              Remote server password is specified on  the  command  line.   If
              supported  it  will  be  obscured  in  the  process list.  Note!
              Specifying  the  password  as  a  command  line  option  is  not

       -S <sdr_cache_file>
              Use  local  file  for remote SDR cache.  Using a local SDR cache
              can drastically increase performance for commands  that  require
              knowledge of the entire SDR to perform their function.

       -t <target_address>
              Bridge IPMI requests to the remote target address.

       -U <username>
              Remote server username, default is NULL user.

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

       -V     Display version information.

       If no password method is specified then ipmievd will  prompt  the  user
       for  a  password.  If  no password is entered at the prompt, the remote
       server password will default to NULL.


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

              > ipmievd help
                  open    Use OpenIPMI for asyncronous notification of events
                  sel     Poll SEL for notification of events

       open   This  command  starts  ipmievd  with the OpenIPMI event watching
              mechanism which relies on the Event Message  Buffer  feature  of
              IPMI.    This  requires  a  properly  installed  and  configured
              OpenIPMI driver on Linux and is only valid to be run through the
              open   interface.   See  the  ipmitool  manpage  and  associated
              documentation for more information on setting  up  the  OpenIPMI

              Note:  Some BMC do not support the Event Message Buffer required
              for this command.  Other BMCs claim to support  it  but  do  not
              actually  deliver  events to it.  If this is the case please use
              the sel method.

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

                     Do NOT become a  daemon,  instead  log  all  messages  to

       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

                     Do  NOT  become  a  daemon,  instead  log all messages to

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


       Example 1: Daemon process watching OpenIPMI for events

              > ipmievd -I open open daemon

       Example  2:  Local  non-daemon  process  checking  remote  SEL every 30

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


       Duncan Laurie <>


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