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       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.


       -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 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 <>