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Oracle® ILOM Protocol Management Reference SNMP and IPMI Firmware Release 4.0.x

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Updated: August 2017

About IPMI

Oracle ILOM supports the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), which enables you to monitor and control your server, as well as to retrieve information about your server.

IPMI is an open, industry-standard interface that was designed for the management of server systems over a number of different types of networks. IPMI functionality includes field-replaceable unit (FRU) inventory reporting, system monitoring, logging of system events, system recovery (including system resets and power-on and power-off capabilities), and alerting.

The monitoring, logging, system recovery, and alerting functions available through IPMI provide access to the management functionality that is built into the platform hardware.

IPMI Service State and Supported IPMI Sessions

By default, the IPMI service state in Oracle ILOM is enabled. The following IPMI sessions are supported as of Oracle ILOM firmware version 3.2.8:

  • TLS Sessions — Enabled by default.

    Note -  For increased security, always use the TLS sessions option.. For more details, see IPMI TLS Service and Interface.
  • IPMI v2.0 Sessions — Enabled by default

  • IPMI - v1.5 Sessions — Disabled by default (as of Oracle ILOM firmware 3.2.4).

The service processors (SPs) on your Oracle managed devices (servers, blade server modules, and so on) are IPMI compliant. You can access IPMI functionality through the command line using the IPMItool interface either in-band (using the host operating system running on the server) or out-of-band (using a remote system). Additionally, you can generate IPMI- specific traps from the Oracle ILOM web interface, or manage the SP IPMI functions from any external management solution that is IPMI compliant. For more information about the IPMItool utility, see IPMItool.

Note -  For IPMI technical resources, including specifications, refer to the Intel and Sourceforge sites: http://openipmi.sourceforge.net