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       ipmiutil_cmd  -  a  tool to send specific IPMI commands via the command


       ipmiutil cmd [-pqsx -NUPREFJTVY] bus rsSa netFn/lun cmd [data bytes]


       This ipmiutil cmd tool sends specific IPMI commands  to  the  firmware.
       The commands are composed as hex values on the command line.  This tool
       was written to allow in-band  use  to  match  the  DOS  CMDTOOL.EXE  or
       IPMITOOL.EXE  program  which  is  distributed  with many Intel servers.
       Certain scripts or pre-written commands may have been supplied for  the
       DOS  tool  that  can  now  be used while the system is running Linux or

       This utility can use either the /dev/ipmi0 driver  from  OpenIPMI,  the
       /dev/imb  driver  from  Intel,  the  /dev/ipmikcs  driver from valinux,
       direct user-space IOs, or the IPMI LAN interface if -N.

       This tool should only be used if you are familiar  with  the  IPMI  1.5
       specification, or you have specific pre-written commands to send.


       Command line options are described below.

       -p     Port to use.  Defaults to RMCP port 623.

       -q     Quiet mode.  Show only minimal header information.

       -s     Skips the GetDeviceID command

       -x     Causes extra debug messages to be displayed.

       -N nodename
              Nodename  or  IP  address  of  the  remote  target system.  If a
              nodename is specified, IPMI LAN interface  is  used.   Otherwise
              the local system management interface is used.

       -U rmt_user
              Remote  username  for the nodename given.  The default is a null

       -P/-R rmt_pswd
              Remote password for the nodename given.  The default is  a  null

       -E     Use the remote password from Environment variable IPMI_PASSWORD.

       -F drv_t
              Force  the  driver  type  to one of the followng: imb, va, open,
              gnu, landesk, lan, lan2, lan2i, kcs, smb.  Note that lan2i means
              lan2  with  intelplus.   The  default is to detect any available
              driver type and use it.

       -J     Use  the  specified  LanPlus   cipher   suite   (0   thru   17):
              0=none/none/none,       1=sha1/none/none,      2=sha1/sha1/none,
              3=sha1/sha1/cbc128,  4=sha1/sha1/xrc4_128,  5=sha1/sha1/xrc4_40,
              6=md5/none/none, ... 14=md5/md5/xrc4_40.  Default is 3.

       -T     Use  a  specified  IPMI  LAN Authentication Type: 0=None, 1=MD2,
              2=MD5, 4=Straight Password, 5=OEM.

       -V     Use a specified IPMI  LAN  privilege  level.  1=Callback  level,
              2=User level, 3=Operator level, 4=Administrator level (default),
              5=OEM level.

       -Y     Yes, do prompt the  user  for  the  IPMI  LAN  remote  password.
              Alternatives for the password are -E or -P.


       The  following  parameters  are used by icmd.  Each is represented as a
       two-digit hex byte.  The parameters have no default values.

       bus    This byte contains the bus number for this command, usually 00.

       rsSa   This is the resource slave address, usually 0x20 for the BMC.

              This byte combines the net Function and Lun.   The  2  low-order
              bits are the Lun and the 6 high-order bits are the net Function.
              This representation is consistent with the DOS CMDTOOL/IPMITOOL.

       cmd    This byte contains the IPMI command.

       [data bytes]
              This is a sequence of zero to 16 bytes that represent data bytes
              specific to this command.


       icmd 00 20 18 01
       Sends the GetDevice ID command to the BMC.

       icmd 00 20 28 43 00 00 ff ff 00 ff
       Sends a Get SEL entry command for the last entry in the firmware log.


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       See for the latest version of ipmiutil
       and any bug fix list.


       Copyright (C) 2009  Kontron America, Inc.

       See the file COPYING in the distribution  for  more  details  regarding

       This  utility  is  distributed  in the hope that it will be useful, but


       Andy Cress <arcress at>

                           Version 1.0: 10 Aug 2004                    ICMD(8)