openipmicmd(1)             An IPMI Command Interface            openipmicmd(1)

       openipmicmd - An IPMI Command Interface

       openipmicmd [-k entry-to-execute] <connection parms>

       The  openipmicmd program allows a user to execute direct IPMI commands.
       It can work with direct interface with the OpenIPMI driver or with IPMI
       LAN interfaces.

       -k entry-to-execute
              Execute a single command an exit.

              The parameters for the connection depend on the connection type.
              These are all described in openipmi_conparms (7)

       Once up, you can execute commands in the  user  interface.   Note  that
       commands  and  responses  are asynchronous, you issue a command and the
       interface returns immediately.  When the response comes back,  it  will
       be  dumped  on your console.  That's a little strange looking, but IPMI
       is ansychronous underneath.  Note that the -k option is synchronous, it
       will wait for the response or a timeout before returning.

       0f lun netfn cmd [data1 [data2 ...]]
              Send a command to the BMC you are connected to.

       channel [ipmb] IPMB-addr lun netfn [seq] cmd [data1 [data2 ...]]
              Send  a  command to a device on the IPMB bus.  The "ipmb" string
              is optional.  The seq  must  be  provided  if  the  netfn  is  a
              response  (an  odd number).  It must be the same sequence number
              that came in on the command in the "Command Sequence = seq" part
              of the command.

       channel 00 IPMB-addr lun netfn cmd [data1 [data2 ...]]
              Send a broadcast command to a device on the IPMB bus.

       channel  lan  handle  remote-swid local-swid lun netfn cmd [data1 [data
              Send a command to a device over a LAN channel.  Note  that  this
              not  the same as a LAN connection.  This sends a message through
              a local BMC to a remote system that is hooked up with a LAN con-

       test_lat count command
              Executes the given commands (one of the previous commands) count
              times and gives the average time per command to  execute.   Note
              that "count" is hexadecimal.

       help   Display some help.

       regcmd netfn cmd
              Register  to  receive the given command.  If the driver receives
              an external command, it will print it out.  This only works with
              system  interface  connections,  it will not work on LAN connec-

       unregcmd netfn cmd
              Remove a command registration.

       ipmi_ui(1), ipmilan(8), openipmi_conparms(7)

       The asychronous nature of the program can be annoying.

       Corey Minyard <>

OpenIPMI                           05/13/03                     openipmicmd(1)
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