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Re: [Freeipmi-users] How do I find information on a PCI device using Fre

From: Albert Chu
Subject: Re: [Freeipmi-users] How do I find information on a PCI device using Freeipmi over the network?
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2015 09:21:25 -0800

Hi Steve,

ipmi-fru and/or ipmi-sensors are your best bet for monitoring your PCI

If they are not available, then there is a decent chance your
motherboard doesn't support monitoring them (via IPMI atleast).  At the
end of the day, it is up to the vendor to supply what is a available via
IPMI.  It's always possible they support monitoring via some OEM
extension to IPMI that FreeIPMI is not yet privy too.

In case you're only using default options for the tools, a few things
you may wish to try.

1) --bridge-sensors / --bridge-fru

In the event the sensor/data is on a satellite controller, this will go
off the main BMC/IMM chip.

2) -v / -vv / -vvv

It's possible some information can be gleaned off more verbose output.

Hope that helps,


On Mon, 2015-02-02 at 17:08 -0800, Steve M wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been having quite a time trying to use Freeipmi to discover and
> monitor a PCI device in my server. Using an IBM server going through
> IMM over the network using Freeipmi, I can't seem to be able to get
> any information on the PCI devices in the server. The Freeipmi only
> returns basic information on the system such as the BMC, chassis,
> power supplies, fans, etc. No information on the devices plugged into
> the PCI slots.
> I've tried basic commands like "ipmi-fru" to get the FRU list,
> "ipmi-sensors", etc. and haven't been able to get any information from
> the devices in the PCI slots.
> Just hoping someone has had experience using Freeipmi to be able to
> get information from the devices in the PCI slots.
> Specifically, I would like to get the FRU information as well as
> device ID, I2C slave address, etc. for accessing the device.
> Thanks for any information that you can provide...
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Albert Chu
Computer Scientist
High Performance Systems Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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