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FreeIPMI 0.8.9 Released

From: Albert Chu
Subject: FreeIPMI 0.8.9 Released
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 14:21:20 -0700

FreeIPMI 0.8.9 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 0.8.9 Changes
o In ipmi-sel and ipmimonitoring, workaround Supermicro H8QME SEL
  compliance issues in ipmi-sel.
o In ipmi-sel, do not report error if SEL is empty.
o Support Fujitsu 'get-sel-entry-long-text' in ipmi-oem.
o Fix workaround flags bug in ipmimonitoring.
o Revert 'Open Session Privilege Workaround' changes in 0.8.8, were
o Fix daylight savings bug when configuring BMC times in bmc-device.
o Support 'veryslowcommit' workaround for config tools to work around
  very slow BMCs.
o Support --enable-rawdumps compile option.
o Support SHA256 in IPMI 2.0.
o Other minor bug fixes.


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

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