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       ipmiutil_config - list, save, and restore BMC configuration parameters


       ipmiutil config [-lpxLNUPREFJTVY] [-r file] [-s file]


       ipmiutil  config  is  a  program  that uses an IPMI driver to send IPMI
       commands which list, save and restore BMC configuration parameters  for
       LAN,  Serial, PEF, SOL, User, Channel.  This combines the functionality
       of ipmiutil lan (ilan) and ipmiutil serial (iserial).  Note  that  some
       of  the  LAN  parameters cannot be restored remotely over the IPMI LAN,
       changing the configuration that is in use.  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.


       Command line options are described below.

       -l     Lists  BMC  configuration  parameters with a keyword, index, and
              its hex values.  This is the default behavior if no options  are

       -r config_file
              Restores  BMC configuration from config_file, which was produced
              with -s below.

       -s config_file
              Saves BMC configuration to  config_file.   This  file  could  be
              edited,  in  certain  cases,  such as to vary the BMC IP address
              (LanParam 3), or to use the  UserPassword  records.   Note  that
              lines  beginning  with  '#'  are  comments and are ignored.  For
              editing UserPassword records, convert your  text  value  to  hex
              format; for example "echo 'mypassword' |od -t x1", and leave off
              the trailing 0a.

       -x     Causes extra debug messages to be displayed.

       -p password_to_set
              This specifies the firmware password to set for BMC  LAN  access
              for  all  users  during  the  restore.   If  not  specified, the
              password configuration will  not  be  changed,  unless  a  valid
              UserPassword record is present in the file to be restored.  Note
              that user passwords are write-only via standard IPMI commands.

       -L lan_ch_num
              This specifies the IPMI LAN channel number  used  for  BMC  LAN.
              This  varies  by  platform,  and  can  be  found in the platform
              technical specifications.  By default, bmcconfig scans all  IPMI
              channels to find a LAN channel for BMC LAN.

       -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.

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

       -U rmt_user
              Remote username 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.


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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 1.4: 17 Feb 2010                 ICONFIG(8)