The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) specification
defines a set of interfaces for platform management. It is
implemented by a large number of hardware manufacturers to support
system management on motherboards. The features of IPMI that most
users will be interested in are sensor monitoring (i.e. CPU
temperatures, fan speeds), remote power control, and serial-over-LAN
What is FreeIPMI?
FreeIPMI provides in-band and out-of-band IPMI software based on the
IPMI v1.5/2.0 specification. FreeIPMI provides tools and libraries
for users to access and read IPMI sensor readings, system event log
(SEL) entries, serial-over-LAN (SOL), remote power control functions,
field replaceable unit (FRU) device information, and more. More
information about FreeIPMI can be found at the FreeIPMI webpage at:
Release 1.1.4 Changes
o In ipmi-oem, fix error message output in several Supermicro OEM
o In ipmi-oem, add Intel --get-power-restore-delay and
o In ipmi-sel, support Intel S2600JF/Appro 512x OEM SEL
o In libfreeipmi, support new sensor and SEL event interpretations,
including Session Audit, Voltage Limits.
o In libfreeipmi, support new OEM interpretations for Intel S5000PAL
NMI State and SMI timeout sensors/SEL events.
o In libfreeipmi, support Intel S2600JF/Appro 512x OEM SEL
o Various documentation updates.
chu11@... Computer Scientist
High Performance Systems Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory