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5.111. ipmitool

An updated ipmitool package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Extended Update Support.
The ipmitool package contains 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#907926
Previously, enabling the "ipmi" and "link" keys in user access information using the ipmitool utility did not work properly. Consequently, the values of these settings were not taken into account. A patch has been provided that ensures the values of these settings are read and processed as expected.
All users of ipmitool are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.
An updated ipmitool package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The ipmitool package contains 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#828678
In the previous ipmitool package update, new options "-R" and "-N" were added to adjust the retransmission rate of outgoing IPMI requests over lan and lanplus interfaces. Implementation of these options set wrong default value of the retransmission timeout and outgoing request timed out prematurely. In addition, in some corner cases, ipmitool could have terminated unexpectedly with a segmentation fault when the timeout occurred. This update fixes the default timeout value and ipmitool without the "-N" option retransmits outgoing IPMI requests like in previous versions.
All users of ipmitool are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.
Updated ipmitool packages that fix two bugs and add two 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.

Bug Fixes

BZ#715615
Previously, the exit code of the "ipmitool -o list" command was set incorrectly so that the command always returned 1. This update modifies ipmitool to return the exit code 0 as expected.
BZ#725993
The "ipmitool sol payload" and "ipmitool sel" commands previously accepted incorrect argument values, which caused the ipmitool utility to terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. With this update, argument values of these commands are now validated, and ipmitool no longer crashes but generates an error message when used with incorrect arguments.

Enhancements

BZ#748073
Previously, ipmitool could not be used to set retransmission intervals of IPMI messages over the LAN or lanplus interface. This update introduces new options, "-R" and "-N", which can be used to specify number of retransmissions and delay between them (in seconds) when transferring IPMI messages using the LAN or lanplus interfaces.
BZ#739358
The "ipmitool delloem" command has been updated to the latest upstream version, which includes the new "vFlash" command allowing to show information about extended SD cards. This patch also updates documentation of the "ipmitool delloem" commands, improves error descriptions and adds support for new hardware.
All users of ipmitool are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.