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Re: [Freeipmi-users] Lost

From: Albert Chu
Subject: Re: [Freeipmi-users] Lost
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:05:24 -0700

ipmi-config is used to configure the hardware itself, not a piece of

As the manpage states

Most users of will want to:

A) Run with --checkout to get a copy of the current configuration and store
it in a file. The standard output can be redirected to a file or a file can
be specified with the --filename option.

B) Edit the configuration file with an editor.

C) Commit the configuration back using the --commit option and specifying
the configuration file with the --filename option. The configuration can be
committed to multiple hosts in parallel via the hostrange support.

The config files in /etc/freeipmi are to configure alternate default values
to many of the FreeIPMI tools.


On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 3:10 PM, <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 28, 2014, at 14:57, Albert Chu wrote:
> > In order to do LAN communication one must first locally configure IPMI on
> > the server.  You can configure by doing ipmi-config --checkout.  That
> > will
> > output a config file for you (typically output to stdout, you can
> > redirect
> > to a file or use one of the options to output to a specific file).  Edit
> > this file with appropriate config information, then commit it back to the
> > server.
> Ok, so I should redirect the output of ipmi-config --checkout into a
> file named {something}, {somewhere}.  And is this read by the daemon
> (called what) which is started (how)?  And what relation does this file
> have with the config files in /etc/freeipmi, and to the client machine?
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