Support of Cipher Suite 17 in ipmitool package

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

While performing some tests needed to plan the upcoming firmware upgrade campaigns, we ran into the impossibility of running ipmitool commands on some nodes. This concerns some Intel-based motherboards that needed their FWs to be upgraded. As confirmed by this release notes

(Please note that the link and text provided below is an information provided from third party and Red Hat can't take any responsibility for the info provided)
https://downloadmirror.intel.com/28750/eng/Release%20Notes.txt:

Cipher Suite 3 is disabled by default since BMC firmware 1.90 and
only keep Cipher Suite 17 opened by default./
/Due to this the extra parameter "-C 17" is required for ipmitool to
work via LAN./

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

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