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       iseltime - synchronize BIOS RTC and firmware SEL time from system time


       iseltime [-sx -N node -U user -P/-R pswd -EFJTVYZ]


       iseltime  is  a  program  that allows synchronizing the hardware time values for RTC (BIOS
       Real-Time-Clock) and SEL (IPMI firmware SEL time) with the OS system  time.   Run  without
       options, iseltime shows each of these times to show whether they are the same or not.

       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 firmware
       SEL  time from the RTC during boot, but running this command may be necessary periodically
       if the system does not reboot for a long time, for instance.  Note that some  applications
       may  not handle setting the time backward well.  Note that  this command should not be run
       too frequently to avoid firmware timing issues. It should not be set more  than  once  per


       Command line options are described below.

       -s     Set  the  RTC and IPMI firmware SEL time to match the system time.  This should not
              be performed more often than once a day.

       -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.

       -Z     Set the slave address for a local MC


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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: 13 Jul 2018                         ISELTIME(8)