IPMI touch FAQ
I have questions about the product or a support request. How can I contact IPMI touch development team?
Send us an email at support@yellowKompressor.com and we will be happy to assist you with your questions and support needs.
What is the difference between IPMI touch and IPMI light?
Both applications share the same core and are absolutely identical in terms of protocol support. IPMI light is a free version of IPMI touch. It is designed to monitor a single server only while IPMI touch supports unlimited amount of servers.
Does IPMI touch work with Apple’s Xserve?
Both apps will work with Intel-based Xserve models, provided proper configuration settings are in place.
Xserve LOM requires RMCP+ OEM extension of the IPMI-over-LAN protocol (-o intelplus option in ipmitool). This extension is enabled by default in Apple-compiled ipmitool. The protocol that implements intelplus in IPMI touch is listed as IPMI v2.0 Intel with RMCP+ on the protocol selection page in the app. By default Xserve LOM is configured to require at least SHA1 so it is important to choose SHA1 as a cipher.
Can IPMI touch be used over EDGE or 3G network when installed on the iPhone?
IPMI touch has been fully tested to work on the iPhone over both EDGE and 3G wireless networks. Please remember that IPMI over LAN protocol requires unrestricted access to UDP port 623. It is very unlikely that port 623 will be exposed to the outside network so a typical approach is to VPN into your internal network first.
Does IPMI touch support Serial over LAN (SOL) IPMI extension?
There are no plans as of now to implement SOL. Most modern management controllers support telnet or ssh login with subsequent console redirect. There are some really good iPhone applications for both protocols. Realistically, IPMI touch terminal emulation can never be as good as a dedicated ssh/telent client.