Ability to specify a non-standard UDP port for IPMI-over-LAN communications is something that has been requested multiple times. With 1.3 release IPMI touch will recognize and display : <port> notation at the hostname dialog.
With version 1.3 of IPMI touch a couple of weeks away from public release it is time to take a look at some user-facing enhancement that are going to be included in this revision of the app. Let’s start with ACPI shutdown. In addition to unconditional power on/off functionality currently implemented in the app, IPMI. . . (Read more)
Detailed chassis view completes the set of detailed views for release 1.2. The screen will display information that is normally reported by ipmitool chassis status command. Typical output from that command usually looks like this. System Power : on Power Overload : false Power Interlock : inactive Main Power Fault : false Power Control Fault :. . . (Read more)
As mentioned before, version 1.2 of the application will provide means to view additional sensors and chassis information. A user will be able to tap on an individual sensor cell or on a chassis summary cell to reveal more detailed view of the item. One of the previous articles provided information on compact sensor detailed. . . (Read more)
Two new sensor groups will be making appearance in the next revision of the IPMI apps – ‘Platform Security‘ and ‘Physical Security‘. Deciding which groups to include is a balancing act. Too many and the app slows down too much (i.e. forget running on Edge). Too few and the usefulness is hard to justify. An option to. . . (Read more)
One of the goals for the next release is to provide means to view additional sensors and chassis information. A user should be able to tap on an individual sensor cell or on a chassis summary cell to reveal more detailed view of the item. First stop is compact sensors. Unlike full sensors, IPMI compact. . . (Read more)
A quick update on a new feature to be included in the next revision of the IPMI apps. There is now an option to show sensor data records (SRD) even if READING_UNAVAILABLE or SCANNING_DISABLED flags are active. It is pretty useful for troubleshooting. See screenshots below.