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FreeIPMI 1.0.4 Released

From: Albert Chu
Subject: FreeIPMI 1.0.4 Released
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 14:23:20 -0700

FreeIPMI 1.0.4 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 1.0.4 Changes
o Support "discretereading" workaround in ipmi-sensors and associated
o Support "spinpoll" workaround/performance optimization in tools and
o Support additional sensor/SEL interpretations for Intel motherboards.
o Add convenience input checking functions to libipmiconsole.
o Fix bug in libipmimonitoring to allow additional OEM interpretations.


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

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