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FreeIPMI 0.8.12 Released

From: Al Chu
Subject: FreeIPMI 0.8.12 Released
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:46:51 -0800

FreeIPMI 0.8.12 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 0.8.12 Changes
o In bmc-config, workaround RMCP+ Privilege Level configuration
  compliance bugs on HP DL145 servers.
o In ipmi-chassis-config, after configuring boot flags, set valid bits
o Fix N/A output corner case in ipmi-sel.
o Support Supermicro X8DTU-6+ motherboard OEM sensors.
o Fix FRU date/time calculation bug that did not account for leap


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

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