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       iseltime - synchronize BMC SEL time with OS system time


       seltime [-sx -NUPRETVF]


       seltime  is  a  program that uses IPMI commands to set the BMC SEL time
       from the OS system time.  The OS system time should be in sync with the
       BIOS  Real-Time-Clock.   The  OS  system  time  may  also  be kept from
       drifting via an NTP server.  Normally the BIOS will set  the  BMC  time
       from  the  RTC  during  boot, but running this command may be necessary
       periodically if  the  system  does  not  reboot  for  many  weeks,  for
       instance.   Note  that this command should not be run too frequently to
       avoid BMC timing issues.  Once per day should be sufficient.

       Run with no options, this  command  reads  the  BMC  SEL  time  without
       setting anything.

       This  utility  can  use  either  the  /dev/ipmi0  openipmi  driver, the
       /dev/imb Intel driver, the /dev/ipmikcs valinux  driver,  a  driverless
       interface, or IPMI LAN.


       -s     Sets the SEL time (no more than once a day).

       -x     Causes eXtra debug messages to be displayed.

       -N nodename
              Nodename  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 password
              Remote  password  for the nodename given.  The default is a null

       -U username
              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   14):
              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.

       -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.


       ipmiutil(8) isel(8) ievents(8) icmd(8)


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


       Copyright (C) 2013  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: 01 Apr 2013                ISELTIME(8)