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FreeIPMI 1.3.4 Released

From: Albert Chu
Subject: FreeIPMI 1.3.4 Released
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:59:35 -0800

FreeIPMI 1.3.4 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 1.3.4 Changes
o Support 'solchannelsupport' workraound in ipmiconsole /
o Fix SDR cache workaround for motherboards with invalid SDR record
  counts listed.
o Workaround Supermicro bug in bmc-watchdog. 
o Fix error checks in sensor decoding functions, leading to possible
  problems in ipmi-sensors-config.
o Update documentation with additional workarounds for motherboards.
o Fix various minor bugs.

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

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