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NAME

       bmc-device - perform advanced BMC commands

SYNOPSIS

       bmc-device [OPTION...]

DESCRIPTION

       bmc-device  supports  a  variety of IPMI commands to perform advanced BMC functions.  This
       tool is primarily used for development debugging, BMC error  recory,  retrieving  detailed
       technical  information,  and other advanced purposes. Most IPMI users will not need to use
       this tool. Some of the bmc-device commands are not supported on all motherboards.

       Listed  below  are  general  IPMI  options,  tool  specific  options,   trouble   shooting
       information,   workaround   information,   examples,  and  known  issues.  For  a  general
       introduction to FreeIPMI please see freeipmi(7).

GENERAL OPTIONS

       The following options are general options for configuring IPMI communication and executing
       general tool commands.

       -D, --driver-type=IPMIDRIVER
              Specify  the  driver type to use instead of doing an auto selection.  The currently
              available outofband drivers are LAN and LAN_2_0, which perform IPMI  1.5  and  IPMI
              2.0  respectively.  The currently available inband drivers are KCS, SSIF, OPENIPMI,
              and SUNBMC.

       --disable-auto-probe
              Do not probe in-band IPMI devices for default settings.

       --driver-address=DRIVER-ADDRESS
              Specify the in-band driver address to be used instead of the probed value.  DRIVER-
              ADDRESS should be prefixed with "0x" for a hex value and '0' for an octal value.

       --driver-device=DEVICE
              Specify the in-band driver device path to be used instead of the probed path.

       --register-spacing=REGISTER-SPACING
              Specify the in-band driver register spacing instead of the probed value.

       -h, --hostname=IPMIHOST1,IPMIHOST2,...
              Specify the remote host(s) to communicate with. Multiple hostnames may be separated
              by comma or may be specified in a range format; see HOSTRANGED SUPPORT below.

       -u, --username=USERNAME
              Specify the username to use when authenticating  with  the  remote  host.   If  not
              specified,  a null (i.e. anonymous) username is assumed. The user must have atleast
              USER privileges in order for this tool to operate fully.

       -p, --password=PASSWORD
              Specify the password to use when authenticationg with  the  remote  host.   If  not
              specified,  a  null password is assumed. Maximum password length is 16 for IPMI 1.5
              and 20 for IPMI 2.0.

       -P, --password-prompt
              Prompt for password to avoid possibility of listing it in process lists.

       -k, --k-g=K_G
              Specify the K_g BMC key to use when authenticating with the remote  host  for  IPMI
              2.0. If not specified, a null key is assumed. To input the key in hexadecimal form,
              prefix the string with '0x'. E.g., the key 'abc' can be entered with the either the
              string 'abc' or the string '0x616263'

       -K, --k-g-prompt
              Prompt for k-g to avoid possibility of listing it in process lists.

       --session-timeout=MILLISECONDS
              Specify  the  session  timeout  in milliseconds. Defaults to 20000 milliseconds (20
              seconds) if not specified.

       --retransmission-timeout=MILLISECONDS
              Specify the  packet  retransmission  timeout  in  milliseconds.  Defaults  to  1000
              milliseconds  (1  second)  if  not  specified. The retransmission timeout cannot be
              larger than the session timeout.

       -a, --authentication-type=AUTHENTICATION-TYPE
              Specify  the  IPMI  1.5  authentication  type  to  use.  The  currently   available
              authentication types are NONE, STRAIGHT_PASSWORD_KEY, MD2, and MD5. Defaults to MD5
              if not specified.

       -I, --cipher-suite-id=CIPHER-SUITE-ID
              Specify the IPMI 2.0 cipher suite ID to use. The Cipher Suite ID identifies  a  set
              of  authentication,  integrity,  and confidentiality algorithms to use for IPMI 2.0
              communication. The authentication algorithm identifies the  algorithm  to  use  for
              session  setup, the integrity algorithm identifies the algorithm to use for session
              packet signatures, and the confidentiality algorithm identifies  the  algorithm  to
              use  for  payload  encryption.  Defaults to cipher suite ID 3 if not specified. The
              following cipher suite ids are currently supported:

              0 - Authentication Algorithm = None; Integrity Algorithm  =  None;  Confidentiality
              Algorithm = None

              1   -   Authentication   Algorithm   =   HMAC-SHA1;  Integrity  Algorithm  =  None;
              Confidentiality Algorithm = None

              2 - Authentication Algorithm  =  HMAC-SHA1;  Integrity  Algorithm  =  HMAC-SHA1-96;
              Confidentiality Algorithm = None

              3  -  Authentication  Algorithm  =  HMAC-SHA1;  Integrity Algorithm = HMAC-SHA1-96;
              Confidentiality Algorithm = AES-CBC-128

              6  -  Authentication  Algorithm   =   HMAC-MD5;   Integrity   Algorithm   =   None;
              Confidentiality Algorithm = None

              7  -  Authentication  Algorithm  =  HMAC-MD5;  Integrity  Algorithm = HMAC-MD5-128;
              Confidentiality Algorithm = None

              8 - Authentication  Algorithm  =  HMAC-MD5;  Integrity  Algorithm  =  HMAC-MD5-128;
              Confidentiality Algorithm = AES-CBC-128

              11   -   Authentication  Algorithm  =  HMAC-MD5;  Integrity  Algorithm  =  MD5-128;
              Confidentiality Algorithm = None

              12  -  Authentication  Algorithm  =  HMAC-MD5;  Integrity  Algorithm   =   MD5-128;
              Confidentiality Algorithm = AES-CBC-128

              17 - Authentication Algorithm = HMAC-SHA256; Integrity Algorithm = HMAC_SHA256_128;
              Confidentiality Algorithm = AES-CBC-128

       -l, --privilege-level=PRIVILEGE-LEVEL
              Specify the privilege level to be used. The currently  available  privilege  levels
              are USER, OPERATOR, and ADMIN. Defaults to ADMIN if not specified.

       --config-file=FILE
              Specify an alternate configuration file.

       -W WORKAROUNDS, --workaround-flags=WORKAROUNDS
              Specify  workarounds  to  vendor  compliance  issues.  Multiple  workarounds can be
              specified separated by commas. See  WORKAROUNDS  below  for  a  list  of  available
              workarounds.

       --debug
              Turn on debugging.

       -?, --help
              Output a help list and exit.

       --usage
              Output a usage message and exit.

       -V, --version
              Output the program version and exit.

BMC-DEVICE OPTIONS

       The following options are specific to bmc-device.

       --cold-reset
              Perform a cold reset.

       --warm-reset
              Perform a warm reset.

       --get-self-test-results
              Output BMC self test results.

       --get-acpi-power-state
              Get ACPI system and device power state.

       --set-acpi-power-state
              Set  ACPI  power state. Must be specified to use the --set-acpi-system-power-state,
              and --set-acpi-device-power-state options listed below.

       --set-acpi-system-power-state=SYSTEM_POWER_STATE
              Set ACPI system power state. Allowed values: S0_G0, S1, S2, S3, S4,  S5_G2,  S4_S5,
              G3, SLEEPING, G1_SLEEPING, OVERRIDE, LEGACY_ON, LEGACY_OFF, UNKNOWN.  Used with the
              --set-acpi-power-state option.

       --set-acpi-device-power-state=DEVICE_POWER_STATE
              Set ACPI device power state. Allowed values: D0, D1, D2, D3,  UNKNOWN.   Used  with
              the --set-acpi-power-state option.

       --get-lan-statistics
              Get IP, UDP, and RMCP statistics.

       --clear-lan-statistics
              Clear IP, UDP, and RMCP statistics.

       --get-sdr-repository-time
              Get SDR repository time.

       --set-sdr-repository-time=TIME
              Set  SDR  repository time. Input format = "MM/DD/YYYY - HH:MM:SS".  Note that hours
              are input in 24 hour form. Alternatively, the local system time  can  be  specified
              with "now".

       --get-sel-time
              Get SEL time.

       --set-sel-time=TIME
              Set  SEL time. Input format = "MM/DD/YYYY - HH:MM:SS". Note that hours are input in
              24 hour form. Alternatively, the local system time can be specified with "now".

       --platform-event="[generator_id]       <event_message_format_version>        <sensor_type>
       <sensor_number> <event_type> <event_direction> <event_data1> <event_data2> <event_data3>"
              Instruct  the BMC to process the specified event data. Typically, this data will be
              logged to the System Event Log (SEL), but depending on  implementation  it  may  be
              processed  by other subsystems such as Platform Event Filtering (PEF). The keywords
              assertion or deassertion may be used for event_direction, or the  numerical  values
              may be used instead. The event_message_format_version is 0x03 for IPMI 1.0 and 0x04
              for IPMI 1.5. The generator_id  above  is  optional,  however  it  is  required  if
              generating the event via a system interface (i.e. inband).  If generating the event
              via a system interface, the system management software generator id range  is  0x41
              to 6Fh.

       --get-mca-auxiliary-log-status
              Get machine check architecture (MCA) auxiliary log status information.

       --get-ssif-interface-capabilities
              Get SSIF interface capabilities.

       --get-kcs-interface-capabilities
              Get KCS interface capabilities.

       --get-bt-interface-capabilities
              Get BT interface capabilities.

       --get-bmc-global-enables
              Get BMC Global Enables.

       --set-system-firmware-version=STRING
              Set System Firmware Version.

       --set-system-name=STRING
              Set System Name.

       --set-primary-operating-system-name=STRING
              Set Primary Operating System Name.

       --set-operating-system-name=STRING
              Set Operating System Name.

       --verbose
              Increase verbosity in output.

HOSTRANGED OPTIONS

       The  following  options  manipulate  hostranged  output.  See HOSTRANGED SUPPORT below for
       additional information on hostranges.

       -B, --buffer-output
              Buffer hostranged output. For each node, buffer standard output until the node  has
              completed  its  IPMI  operation.  When  specifying  this option, data may appear to
              output slower to the user since the the entire IPMI operation must complete  before
              any data can be output.  See HOSTRANGED SUPPORT below for additional information.

       -C, --consolidate-output
              Consolidate  hostranged  output.  The  complete  standard  output  from  every node
              specified will be consolidated so that nodes with identical output are  not  output
              twice.  A  header  will  list  those  nodes with the consolidated output. When this
              option is specified, no output can be seen until the IPMI operations to  all  nodes
              has  completed.  If  the  user  breaks  out  of  the  program  early, all currently
              consolidated output will be dumped. See HOSTRANGED  SUPPORT  below  for  additional
              information.

       -F, --fanout
              Specify  multiple host fanout. A "sliding window" (or fanout) algorithm is used for
              parallel IPMI communication so that slower nodes or timed out nodes will not impede
              parallel communication. The maximum number of threads available at the same time is
              limited by the fanout. The default is 64.

       -E, --eliminate
              Eliminate hosts determined as undetected by ipmidetect.  This  attempts  to  remove
              the  common  issue  of  hostranged  execution timing out due to several nodes being
              removed from service in a large cluster. The ipmidetectd daemon must be running  on
              the node executing the command.

       --always-prefix
              Always  prefix output, even if only one host is specified or communicating in-band.
              This option is primarily useful for scripting purposes. Option will be  ignored  if
              specified with the -C option.

HOSTRANGED SUPPORT

       Multiple  hosts  can  be  input  either as an explicit comma separated lists of hosts or a
       range of hostnames in the general form: prefix[n-m,l-k,...], where n < m and l <  k,  etc.
       The  later  form  should  not  be confused with regular expression character classes (also
       denoted by []). For  example,  foo[19]  does  not  represent  foo1  or  foo9,  but  rather
       represents a degenerate range: foo19.

       This  range  syntax  is  meant  only  as  a convenience on clusters with a prefixNN naming
       convention and specification of ranges should not be  considered  necessary  --  the  list
       foo1,foo9 could be specified as such, or by the range foo[1,9].

       Some examples of range usage follow:
           foo[01-05] instead of foo01,foo02,foo03,foo04,foo05
           foo[7,9-10] instead of foo7,foo9,foo10
           foo[0-3] instead of foo0,foo1,foo2,foo3

       As  a  reminder  to  the reader, some shells will interpret brackets ([ and ]) for pattern
       matching. Depending on your shell, it may be necessary  to  enclose  ranged  lists  within
       quotes.

       When  multiple hosts are specified by the user, a thread will be executed for each host in
       parallel up to the configured fanout (which can be adjusted via the -F option). This  will
       allow communication to large numbers of nodes far more quickly than if done in serial.

       By  default,  standard  output  from  each node specified will be output with the hostname
       prepended to each line. Although this output is readable in many  situations,  it  may  be
       difficult  to  read  in  other  situations. For example, output from multiple nodes may be
       mixed together. The -B and -C options can be used to change this default.

       In-band IPMI Communication will be used when  the  host  "localhost"  is  specified.  This
       allows the user to add the localhost into the hostranged output.

GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING

       Most  often,  IPMI  problems  are  due to configuration problems. Inband IPMI problems are
       typically caused by improperly configured drivers or  non-standard  BMCs.  IPMI  over  LAN
       problems  involve  a  misconfiguration  of the remote machine's BMC.  Double check to make
       sure the following are configured properly in the remote machine's BMC:  IP  address,  MAC
       address,  subnet mask, username, user enablement, user privilege, password, LAN privilege,
       LAN enablement, and allowed authentication type(s). For IPMI 2.0 connections, double check
       to  make  sure the cipher suite privilege(s) and K_g key are configured properly. The bmc-
       config(8) tool can be used to check and/or change these configuration settings.

       The following are common issues for given error messages:

       "username invalid" - The username entered (or a NULL username if none was entered) is  not
       available  on  the  remote  machine.  It  may  also  be possible the remote BMC's username
       configuration is incorrect.

       "password invalid" - The password entered (or a NULL password if none was entered) is  not
       correct.  It may also be possible the password for the user is not correctly configured on
       the remote BMC.

       "password verification timeout" -  Password  verification  has  timed  out.   A  "password
       invalid"  error  (described  above)  or  a  generic  "session  timeout"  (described below)
       occurred.  During this point in the protocol it cannot be differentiated which occurred.

       "k_g invalid" - The K_g key entered (or a NULL  K_g  key  if  none  was  entered)  is  not
       correct.  It  may  also  be possible the K_g key is not correctly configured on the remote
       BMC.

       "privilege level insufficient" - An IPMI command requires a higher user privilege than the
       one  authenticated  with.  Please  try  to  authenticate with a higher privilege. This may
       require authenticating to a different user which has a higher maximum privilege.

       "privilege level cannot be  obtained  for  this  user"  -  The  privilege  level  you  are
       attempting  to  authenticate with is higher than the maximum allowed for this user. Please
       try again with a lower privilege. It may also be  possible  the  maximum  privilege  level
       allowed for a user is not configured properly on the remote BMC.

       "authentication  type unavailable for attempted privilege level" - The authentication type
       you wish to authenticate with is not available for this privilege level. Please try  again
       with  an  alternate  authentication  type  or  alternate  privilege  level. It may also be
       possible the available authentication types you can authenticate with  are  not  correctly
       configured on the remote BMC.

       "cipher  suite  id unavailable" - The cipher suite id you wish to authenticate with is not
       available on the remote BMC. Please try again with an alternate cipher suite  id.  It  may
       also be possible the available cipher suite ids are not correctly configured on the remote
       BMC.

       "ipmi 2.0 unavailable" - IPMI 2.0 was not discovered on the remote machine. Please try  to
       use IPMI 1.5 instead.

       "connection timeout" - Initial IPMI communication failed. A number of potential errors are
       possible, including an invalid hostname specified, an IPMI IP address cannot be  resolved,
       IPMI  is  not  enabled  on  the  remote server, the network connection is bad, etc. Please
       verify configuration and connectivity.

       "session timeout" - The IPMI session has timed  out.  Please  reconnect.   If  this  error
       occurs  often,  you  may wish to increase the retransmission timeout. Some remote BMCs are
       considerably slower than others.

       "device not found" - The specified device could not be found. Please  check  configuration
       or inputs and try again.

       "driver  timeout"  -  Communication  with  the  driver or device has timed out. Please try
       again.

       "message timeout" - Communication with the driver or device  has  timed  out.  Please  try
       again.

       "BMC  busy" - The BMC is currently busy. It may be processing information or have too many
       simultaneous sessions to manage. Please wait and try again.

       "could not find inband device" - An inband  device  could  not  be  found.   Please  check
       configuration or specify specific device or driver on the command line.

       Please  see WORKAROUNDS below to also if there are any vendor specific bugs that have been
       discovered and worked around.

WORKAROUNDS

       With so many different vendors implementing their own IPMI  solutions,  different  vendors
       may  implement  their  IPMI  protocols  incorrectly.  The  following lists the workarounds
       currently available to handle discovered compliance issues.

       When possible, workarounds have been implemented so they will be transparent to the  user.
       However, some will require the user to specify a workaround be used via the -W option.

       The hardware listed below may only indicate the hardware that a problem was discovered on.
       Newer versions of hardware may fix the problems indicated  below.  Similar  machines  from
       vendors  may  or  may  not  exhibit the same problems. Different vendors may license their
       firmware from the same IPMI firmware developer, so it may be worthwhile to try workarounds
       listed below even if your motherboard is not listed.

       "assumeio"  - This workaround option will assume inband interfaces communicate with system
       I/O rather than being memory-mapped. This will work around  systems  that  report  invalid
       base addresses. Those hitting this issue may see "device not supported" or "could not find
       inband device" errors.  Issue observed on HP ProLiant DL145 G1.

       "idzero" - This workaround option will allow empty session  IDs  to  be  accepted  by  the
       client.  It  works around IPMI sessions that report empty session IDs to the client. Those
       hitting this issue may see "session timeout" errors. Issue observed  on  Tyan  S2882  with
       M3289 BMC.

       "unexpectedauth"  -  This workaround option will allow unexpected non-null authcodes to be
       checked as though they were expected. It works around an issue when packets  contain  non-
       null   authentication   data  when  they  should  be  null  due  to  disabled  per-message
       authentication. Those hitting this issue may see "session timeout" errors. Issue  observed
       on Dell PowerEdge 2850,SC1425. Confirmed fixed on newer firmware.

       "forcepermsg" - This workaround option will force per-message authentication to be used no
       matter what is advertised by the remote system. It works around an issue when  per-message
       authentication is advertised as disabled on the remote system, but it is actually required
       for the protocol. Those hitting this  issue  may  see  "session  timeout"  errors.   Issue
       observed on IBM eServer 325.

       "endianseq"  - This workaround option will flip the endian of the session sequence numbers
       to allow the session to continue properly.  It works  around  IPMI  1.5  session  sequence
       numbers  that  are  the  wrong  endian. Those hitting this issue may see "session timeout"
       errors.  Issue observed on some Sun ILOM 1.0/2.0 (depends on service processor endian).

       "authcap" - This workaround option will  skip  early  checks  for  username  capabilities,
       authentication  capabilities, and K_g support and allow IPMI authentication to succeed. It
       works around multiple issues in which the remote system does not properly report  username
       capabilities, authentication capabilities, or K_g status. Those hitting this issue may see
       "username invalid", "authentication type unavailable for attempted  privilege  level",  or
       "k_g   invalid"   errors.    Issue   observed   on  Asus  P5M2/P5MT-R/RS162-E4/RX4,  Intel
       SR1520ML/X38ML, and Sun Fire 2200/4150/4450 with ELOM.

       "intel20" - This workaround option will work around several Intel IPMI 2.0  authentication
       issues.  The  issues  covered include padding of usernames, and password truncation if the
       authentication algorithm is HMAC-MD5-128. Those  hitting  this  issue  may  see  "username
       invalid",  "password  invalid", or "k_g invalid" errors. Issue observed on Intel SE7520AF2
       with Intel Server Management Module (Professional Edition).

       "supermicro20" - This workaround option will  work  around  several  Supermicro  IPMI  2.0
       authentication  issues  on  motherboards  w/  Peppercon  IPMI firmware. The issues covered
       include handling invalid length authentication codes. Those hitting  this  issue  may  see
       "password  invalid"  errors.  Issue observed on Supermicro H8QME with SIMSO daughter card.
       Confirmed fixed on newerver firmware.

       "sun20" - This workaround option will work work around several Sun IPMI 2.0 authentication
       issues. The issues covered include invalid lengthed hash keys, improperly hashed keys, and
       invalid cipher suite records. Those hitting this issue may see "password invalid" or  "bmc
       error"  errors.   Issue  observed  on  Sun Fire 4100/4200/4500 with ILOM.  This workaround
       automatically includes the "opensesspriv" workaround.

       "opensesspriv" - This workaround option will slightly alter FreeIPMI's IPMI 2.0 connection
       protocol  to  workaround  an  invalid  hashing  algorithm  used  by the remote system. The
       privilege level sent during the Open Session stage of an IPMI 2.0 connection is  used  for
       hashing  keys instead of the privilege level sent during the RAKP1 connection stage. Those
       hitting this issue may see "password invalid", "k_g  invalid",  or  "bad  rmcpplus  status
       code"  errors.   Issue  observed  on Sun Fire 4100/4200/4500 with ILOM, Inventec 5441/Dell
       Xanadu II, Supermicro X8DTH, Supermicro X8DTG, and Intel S5500WBV/Penguin Relion 700. This
       workaround is automatically triggered with the "sun20" workaround.

       "integritycheckvalue" - This workaround option will work around an invalid integrity check
       value during an IPMI 2.0 session establishment when using Cipher Suite ID 0. The integrity
       check  value  should be 0 length, however the remote motherboard responds with a non-empty
       field. Those hitting this issue may see "k_g invalid" errors. Issue observed on Supermicro
       X8DTG, Supermicro X8DTU, and Intel S5500WBV/Penguin Relion 700.

EXAMPLES

       # bmc-device --cold-reset

       Perform a cold reset.

       # ipmi-dcmi -h ahost -u myusername -p mypassword --cold-reset

       Perform a cold reset of a remote machine using IPMI over LAN.

       # ipmi-dcmi -h mycluster[0-127] -u myusername -p mypassword --cold-reset

       Perform a cold reset across a cluster using IPMI over LAN.

KNOWN ISSUES

       On  older  operating  systems, if you input your username, password, and other potentially
       security relevant information on the command line, this information may be  discovered  by
       other  users  when using tools like the ps(1) command or looking in the /proc file system.
       It is generally more secure to input password information with options like the -P  or  -K
       options.  Configuring  security  relevant  information  in the FreeIPMI configuration file
       would also be an appropriate way to hide this information.

       In order to prevent brute force attacks, some BMCs will  temporarily  "lock  up"  after  a
       number  of  remote  authentication  errors.  You  may need to wait awhile in order to this
       temporary "lock up" to pass before you may authenticate again.

REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <freeipmi-users@gnu.org> or <freeipmi-devel@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2008-2010 FreeIPMI Core Team.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the  GNU  General  Public  License  as  published  by the Free Software Foundation; either
       version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

SEE ALSO

       freeipmi.conf(5), freeipmi(7)

       http://www.gnu.org/software/freeipmi/