8.93. ipmitool

Updated ipmitool packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The ipmitool packages contain a command line utility for interfacing with devices that support the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) specification. IPMI is an open standard for machine health, inventory, and remote power control.

Bug Fix

BZ#1147593
Previously, the ipmitool default timeout values signified a time period which was too short. As a consequence, during retries, the ipmitool utility could terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault, or could produce a nonsensical error message. With this update, the ipmitool options passed from environment variable are parsed correctly from IPMITOOL_OPTS and IPMI_OPTS variables, IPMITOOL_* taking precedence over IPMI_* variables. As a result, ipmitool no longer crashes in the described situation.
Users of ipmitool are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug. After installing this update, the IPMI event daemon (ipmievd) will be restarted automatically.
Updated ipmitool packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The ipmitool packages contain a command line utility for interfacing with devices that support the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) specification. IPMI is an open standard for machine health, inventory, and remote power control.
This update also fixes the following bug:

Upgrade to an upstream version

The ipmitool utility has been upgraded to upstream version 1.8.14, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#825194)
This update also fixes the following bug:

Bug Fix

BZ#1029529
The IPMI kernel code was missing aliases for the IPMI kernel modules. Consequently, not all of the IPMI kernel modules could be automatically loaded when the appropriate hardware was detected, and the hardware thus could not be used. To fix this problem, the module alias configuration file has been added to the /etc/modprobe.d/ directory, linking all of the separate IPMI modules to the IPI* device class alias. Note that the system must be rebooted for this change to take effect.
The ipmitool utility has been upgraded to upstream version 1.8.14, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#825194)
In addition, this update adds the following

Enhancement

BZ#1056581
To improve usage of ipmitool as a part of the software stack, certain environment variables were unified and several new variables were introduced to ipmitool, specifically:
IPMITOOL_* variables now take precedence over IPMI_* variables.
The IPMITOOL_KGKEY variable has been added to unify the name space usage.
* Limited IPv6 support has been added to the ipmitool packages; the IPMI standard does not include the IPv6 data definitions, and therefore this change includes only IPv6 connectivity. The OEM-vendor-specific command values related to IPv6 are beyond the scope of this feature.
Users of ipmitool are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements. After installing this update, the IPMI event daemon (ipmievd) will be restarted automatically.