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FreeIPMI 0.7.8 Released

From: Al Chu
Subject: FreeIPMI 0.7.8 Released
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 15:40:08 -0700

FreeIPMI 0.7.8 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 (SOL).

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 0.7.8 Changes
o Support and document Inventec 5441 workarounds.  Most notably, added
  "opensesspriv" workaround to tools and OPEN_SESSION_PRIVILEGE
  workaround to libraries.
o In ipmi-fru, do not fail on invalid chassis info area type, output
  that type is unknown and continue to parse area.
o In bmc-info, output device ID, manufacturer ID, and product ID as
  integers, not hex.
o Fix glibc 2.8 compile bug.


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

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