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FreeIPMI 1.6.4 Released

From: Albert Chu
Subject: FreeIPMI 1.6.4 Released
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:49:06 -0700

FreeIPMI 1.6.4 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 1.6.4 Changes
o In libfreeipmi, add additional workarounds for packets that are
  re-ordered during sensor bridging.
o In libfreeipmi, add additional sensor / event interpretations.
o In libfreeipmi, fix error return value on bridging requests.
o Add workaround in ipmi-sel for QuantaPlex T42D-2U motherboard,
  whichlists a SDR record that makes no sense.
o Add workaround for Dell Poweredge FC830, which have an error
  when reading the last SDR record on a motherboard.
o Support Supermicro X10 OEM dimm events. 

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

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