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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 password.

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

       -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


       Copyright (C) 2013  Kontron America, Inc.

       See the file COPYING in the distribution for more details regarding redistribution.

       This utility is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY.


       Andy Cress <arcress at>

                                     Version 1.0: 01 Apr 2013                         ISELTIME(8)