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       ipmiutil_wdt- display and set WatchDog Timer parameters


       ipmiutil wdt [-acdelrtx -N node -P/-R pswd -U user -EFJTVY]


       ipmiutil  wdt  is  a program that uses IPMI commands to display and set
       WatchDog Timer parameters.

       This utility can use either any available IPMI driver, or direct  user-
       space IOs, or the IPMI LAN interface if -N.

       This  utility  is  an  example  of  how  to  access  the  IPMI watchdog
       parameters directly, which allows changing the timer configuration.

       There is an init script provided with ipmiutil to automate the task  of
       managing the watchdog timer in user-space.
       # chkconfig --add ipmiutil_wdt      (skip this if no chkconfig)
       # /etc/init.d/ipmiutil_wdt start
       This  sets  the  watchdog  timer  to reset the system if the wdt is not
       restarted within 90 seconds.  It creates  an  /etc/cron.d/wdt  file  to
       restart  wdt every 60 seconds.  See also ipmiutil UserGuide section 4.4
       for more information.


       Command line options are described below.

       -a N   Set watchdog event Action to N. Values: 0 = No action, 1 =  Hard
              Reset(default), 2 = Power down, 3 = Power cycle.

       -c     Show  watchdog  output  in  a  canonical  format, with a default
              delimiter of '|'.

       -d     Disables the watchdog timer.

       -e     Enables the watchdog timer.  The timer is not actually  started,
              however,  until  the  timer is reset.  The pre-timeout action is
              not enabled.

       -l     Set the watchdog dontLog bit to not log watchdog events  in  the

       -p N   Set  watchdog  Pretimeout  event  action  to  N.  Values: 0 = No
              action(default), 1 = SMI, 2 = NMI, 3 = Messaging Interrupt.   If
              this  is set to an action other than 0, the pretimeout will also
              be set to 90% of the timeout.  However, if the timeout  is  less
              than 20 seconds, the pretimeout will not be enabled.

       -q S   Set  watchdog  pretimeout value to S seconds, rather than 90% of
              the timeout as in -p.  The pretimeout value must be >= 5 and  at
              least 5 seconds less than the timeout value.

       -r     Resets  the watchdog timer.  This should be done every N seconds
              if the timer is running to prevent the watchdog action  (usually
              a system reset) from occurring.

       -tN    Set  the  watchdog  Timeout  to  N  seconds.  The default is 120
              seconds (2 minutes).

       -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.

       -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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       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 1.3: 26 Apr 2010                    IWDT(8)