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


       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 Windows.

       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

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

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

       -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


       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


       Copyright (C) 2009  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: 10 Aug 2004                             ICMD(8)