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IDCMI(8) System Manager's Manual IDCMI(8)


ipmiutil_dcmi - handle DCMI functions


ipmiutil dcmi [-admsx -NUPREFTVY] <function>


This ipmiutil dcmi subcommand handles DCMI command functions according to the DCMI specification.

This utility can use either the /dev/ipmi0 driver from OpenIPMI, the /dev/imb driver from Intel, the /dev/ipmikcs driver from valinux, direct user-space IOs, or the IPMI LAN interface if -N.


Command line options are described below.

Set the DCMI Asset Tag to this string.
Set the DCMI MC ID to this string.
Target a specific MC (e.g. bus 00, sa 20, lun 00). This could be used for PICMG or ATCA blade systems. The trailing character, if present, indicates SMI addressing if 's', or IPMB addressing if 'i' or not present.
When getting info, also get the DCMI sensor information.
Causes extra debug messages to be displayed.
Nodename or IP address of the remote target system. If a nodename is specified, IPMI LAN interface is used. Otherwise the local system management interface is used.
Remote username for the nodename given. The default is a null username.
Remote password for the nodename given. The default is a null password.
Use the remote password from Environment variable IPMI_PASSWORD.
Force the driver type to one of the followng: imb, va, open, gnu, landesk, lan, lan2, lan2i, kcs, smb. Note that lan2i means lan2 with intelplus. The default is to detect any available driver type and use it.
Use the specified LanPlus cipher suite (0 thru 17): 0=none/none/none, 1=sha1/none/none, 2=sha1/sha1/none, 3=sha1/sha1/cbc128, 4=sha1/sha1/xrc4_128, 5=sha1/sha1/xrc4_40, 6=md5/none/none, ... 14=md5/md5/xrc4_40. Default is 3.
Use a specified IPMI LAN Authentication Type: 0=None, 1=MD2, 2=MD5, 4=Straight Password, 5=OEM.
Use a specified IPMI LAN privilege level. 1=Callback level, 2=User level, 3=Operator level, 4=Administrator level (default), 5=OEM level.
Yes, do prompt the user for the IPMI LAN remote password. Alternatives for the password are -E or -P.


Get DCMI Capabilities, MC ID, and Asset Tag. This is the default function if no function was specified.

Get DCMI Power reading and DCMI Power limit, if supported in the DCMI capabilties.
Set Power limit
Set Power limit exception action (where action = no_action | power_off | log_sel)
Set Power limit correction time (in ms)
Set Power limit sampling period (in sec)
Activate Power limit
Deactivate Power limit

Get/Set DCMI Thermal parameters. This requires DCMI 1.5 support.

Get/Set DCMI Configuration parameters. This requires DCMI 1.5 support.

Show the help (usage) message


ipmiutil dcmi info -s
Gets DCMI information, plus DCMI sensor information

ipmiutil dcmi -N -U root -P pswd
Gets DCMI information over IPMI LAN.


ipmiutil(8) ialarms(8) iconfig(8) idiscover(8) ievents(8) ifru(8) igetevent(8) ihealth(8) ilan(8) ireset(8) isel(8) isensor(8) iserial(8) isol(8) iwdt(8)


See for the latest version of ipmiutil and any bug fix list.


Copyright (C) 2010 Kontron America, Inc.

See the file COPYING in the distribution for more details regarding redistribution.

This utility is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY.


Andy Cress <arcress at>

Version 1.0: 02 Feb 2012