Attention users of network IPMI
stewart at linux.ibm.com
Tue Apr 10 12:57:33 AEST 2018
Deepak Kodihalli <dkodihal at linux.vnet.ibm.com> writes:
> On 29/03/18 2:53 pm, Tom Joseph wrote:
>> Based on feedback from the team writing management scripts for OpenBMC.
>> There is a suggestion to
>> support the "-U" parameter when running the IPMI over network, to keep
>> the script consistent across
>> multiple BMC implementations.
>> The support currently in OpenBMC for the IPMI user accounts is the
>> nameless account and the -U option
>> is not needed and only the -P option is needed. With the proposed
>> change, "-U admin" is needed, for the
> This would break current users based on a nameless account. So I suppose
> that you'd have to still support a nameless account.
For current OpenPOWER systems, it's only IBM FSP machines and OpenBMC
that have a nameless account. Both SuperMicro and AMI BMCs require
usernames, so any scripts targetting OpenPOWER systems need to deal with
But maintaining backwards compatibility with existing openbmc ipmi
implementations is also a good thing.
OPAL Architect, IBM.
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