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Re: [Freeipmi-users] How do I find information on a PCI device using Fre
Re: [Freeipmi-users] How do I find information on a PCI device using Freeipmi over the network?
Fri, 6 Feb 2015 15:04:45 -0800
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, the --bridge-sensors and the --bridge-fru
did not help.
I think either the BMC is not supporting communication from the devices in the
PCI slots or I'm still not using the right commands for getting the
information. Hopefully the latter...
I'm thinking about going through the ipmi-raw command and sending commands
directly to the SMBus to the PCI device. Do you happen to have experience with
doing that sort of thing using the ipmi-raw command? First of all, I need to
be able to "discover" the device's "slave address" on the SMBus. Would you
happen to know how to do that?
Thanks for any help you can provide,
> Subject: Re: [Freeipmi-users] How do I find information on a PCI device
> using Freeipmi over the network?
> From: address@hidden
> To: address@hidden
> CC: address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 3 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