ipmievd

       ipmievd [-c|-h|-d N|-v|-V] -I open <open | sel> [<option>]

       ipmievd [-c|-h|-v|-V] -I lan -H <hostname>
               [-p <port>]
               [-U <username>]
               [-A <authtype>]
               [-L <privlvl>]
               [-a|-E|-P|-f <password>]
               [-o <oemtype>]
               [-O <sel oem>]
               sel [<option>]

       ipmievd [-c|-h|-v|-V] -I lanplus -H <hostname>
               [-p <port>]
               [-U <username>]
               [-L <privlvl>]
               [-a|-E|-P|-f <password>]
               [-o <oemtype>]
               [-O <sel oem>]
               [-C <ciphersuite>]
               sel [<option>]

DESCRIPTION
       ipmievd  is a daemon which will listen for events from the BMC that are
       being sent to the SEL and also log those messages  to  syslog.   It  is
       able  to run in one of two modes: either using the Event Message Buffer
       and asynchronous event notification from the OpenIPMI kernel driver  or
       actively  polling the contents of the SEL for new events.  Upon receipt
       of an event via either mechanism it will be logged to syslog  with  the
       LOG_LOCAL4 facility.

       It  is based on the ipmitool utility and shares the same IPMI interface
       support and session setup options.  Please see the ipmitool manpage for
       more information on supported IPMI interfaces.

OPTIONS
       -a     Prompt for the remote server password.

       -A <authtype>
              Specify  an  authentication type to use during IPMIv1.5 lan ses-
              sion activation.  Supported types are NONE, PASSWORD, MD2,  MD5,
              or OEM.

       -c     Present  output  in CSV (comma separated variable) format.  This
              is not available with all commands.

       -C <ciphersuite>
              The remote  server  authentication,  integrity,  and  encryption
              algorithms  to  use  for  IPMIv2 lanplus connections.  See table
              22-19 in the IPMIv2 specification.  The default is 3 which spec-
              ifies RAKP-HMAC-SHA1 authentication, HMAC-SHA1-96 integrity, and
              AES-CBC-128 encryption algorightms.

       -E     The remote server password is specified by the environment vari-

       -I <interface>
              Selects IPMI interface to use.  Supported  interfaces  that  are
              compiled in are visible in the usage help output.

       -L <privlvl>
              Force session privilege level.  Can be CALLBACK, USER, OPERATOR,
              ADMIN. Default is ADMIN.

       -m <local_address>
              Set the local IPMB address.   The  default  is  0x20  and  there
              should be no need to change it for normal operation.

       -o <oemtype>
              Select  OEM  type to support.  This usually involves minor hacks
              in place in the code to work around quirks in various BMCs  from
              various  manufacturers.   Use  -o  list to see a list of current
              supported OEM types.

       -O <sel oem>
              Open selected file and read OEM SEL  event  descriptions  to  be
              used  during SEL listings.  See examples in contrib dir for file
              format.

       -p <port>
              Remote server UDP port to connect to.  Default is 623.

       -P <password>
              Remote server password is specified on  the  command  line.   If
              supported it will be obscured in the process list.  Note! Speci-
              fying the password as a command line option is not recommended.

       -S <sdr_cache_file>
              Use local file for remote SDR cache.  Using a  local  SDR  cache
              can  drastically  increase performance for commands that require
              knowledge of the entire SDR to perform their function.

       -t <target_address>
              Bridge IPMI requests to the remote target address.

       -U <username>
              Remote server username, default is NULL user.

       -d N   Use device number N to specify the /dev/ipmiN (or /dev/ipmi/N or
              /dev/ipmidev/N)  device  to  use  for in-band BMC communication.
              Used to target a specific BMC on a multi-node, multi-BMC  system
              through the ipmi device driver interface.  Default is 0.

       -v     Increase  verbose  output  level.   This option may be specified
              multiple times to increase the level of debug output.  If  given
              three  times  you will get hexdumps of all incoming and outgoing
              packets.

       -V     Display version information.
                  sel     Poll SEL for notification of events

       open   This  command  starts  ipmievd  with the OpenIPMI event watching
              mechanism which relies on the Event Message  Buffer  feature  of
              IPMI.    This  requires  a  properly  installed  and  configured
              OpenIPMI driver on Linux and is only valid to be run through the
              open  interface.   See the ipmitool manpage and associated docu-
              mentation for  more  information  on  setting  up  the  OpenIPMI
              driver.

              Note:  Some BMC do not support the Event Message Buffer required
              for this command.  Other BMCs claim to support  it  but  do  not
              actually  deliver  events to it.  If this is the case please use
              the sel method.

              daemon Launch process as a daemon and reparent to init  process.
                     All messages will be sent to syslog.  This is the default
                     action.

              nodaemon
                     Do NOT become a  daemon,  instead  log  all  messages  to
                     stderr.

              pidfile=<filename>
                     Save  process  ID  to  this  file  when  in  daemon mode.
                     Defaults to /var/run/ipmievd.pidN (where N  is  the  ipmi
                     device number -- defaults to 0).

       sel    This  command starts ipmievd with the SEL Polling event watching
              mechanism.  This will poll the SEL periodically to determine  if
              new  events have been logged.  This command should work with all
              BMCs and is capable of using the LAN interface as well to  moni-
              tor a remote system and log its events to a local syslog.

              daemon Launch  process as a daemon and reparent to init process.
                     All messages will be sent to syslog.  This is the default
                     action.

              nodaemon
                     Do  NOT  become  a  daemon,  instead  log all messages to
                     stderr.

              pidfile=<filename>
                     Save process  ID  to  this  file  when  in  daemon  mode.
                     Defaults  to  /var/run/ipmievd.pidN  (where N is the ipmi
                     device number -- defaults to 0).

              timeout=<seconds>
                     Time between checks for SEL polling method.   Default  is
                     10 seconds.

EXAMPLES
       Example 1: Daemon process watching OpenIPMI for events

SEE ALSO
       IPMItool Homepage
              http://ipmitool.sourceforge.net

       Intelligent Platform Management Interface Specification
              http://www.intel.com/design/servers/ipmi

       OpenIPMI Homepage
              http://openipmi.sourceforge.net

Duncan Laurie                                                       ipmievd(8)
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