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FreeIPMI 0.8.2 Released

From: Al Chu
Subject: FreeIPMI 0.8.2 Released
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 13:30:59 -0800

FreeIPMI 0.8.2 has been released. It can be downloaded at:

What is IPMI?

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 0.8.2 Changes
o Add fixes to deal with OSes that will report ECONNRESET or
  ECONNREFUSED on failed UDP sends.
o In ipmi-sensors, fix output corner case w/ device types and
o In ipmi-sel, tweak column size to fix output for common scenario.
o In ipmi-sel, fix output corner case when --ignore-sdr-cache is
o In ipmi-dcmi, handle interpretation issue on --set-power-limit.
o In ipmi-dcmi, fix various output bugs.
o In ipmi-dcmi, add more detailed error messages.
o In ipmi-dcmi, fix command line parsing of
o Support --interpret-oem-data option in ipmi-dcmi.
o In ipmi-oem, fix various Fujitsu ambiguities from the official
o In ipmi-oem, fix various Dell options and output given Dell docs
  (backwards compatability maintained on options).
  - Rename 'product-name' to 'platform-model-name' for Dell
  - Dell get-power-info is now get-power-consumption-data
  - Dell reset-power-info is now reset-power-consumption-data
  - Dell get-power-supply-info is now power-supply-info
  - Include additional output in Dell power-supply-info.
  - Dell get-instantaneous-power-consumption-info is now
  - Support instance number for
  - Dell get-average-power-history and get-peak-power-history
    collapsed into get-power-consumption-statistics.
  - Support 'min' option for Dell get-power-consumption-statistics.
o In ipmi-oem, support additional OEM commands
  - Dell get-chassis-identify-status
  - Dell get-system-info 'guid', 'chassis-service-tag',
    'chassis-related-service-tag', and 'board-revision' inputs.
o In ipmi-sensors, output Entity ID string with "Container Entity ID"
  and "FRU Entity ID" if string available.
o Fix --eliminate corner case when elimination of nodes leads to 0
  hosts specified.
o Report proper error message when underlying crypt library is
o In ipmidetectd, support quick port reuse on server setup.
o Fix hostrange parsing corner case.
o Fix Cygwin portability bugs.
o Fix minor output corner cases on sensor units.
o Fix header file typing inconsistencies.
o Fix header file documentation.
o Various documentation updates and fixes.

Albert Chu
Computer Scientist
High Performance Systems Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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