Langue: en

Version: 2009-02-26 (CentOS - 06/07/09)

Section: 5 (Format de fichier)


ipmipower.conf - specify alternate default values to ipmipower


The ipmipower configuration file can be used to set default values to ipmipower when values aren't set on the command line. This allows users to avoid typing in a long list of command line options everytime ipmipower is executed. It can also be used to hide usernames and passwords from the ps(1) command (See KNOWN ISSUES in ipmipower(1) for details).

By default, the configuration file is stored at /etc/ipmipower.conf. But users may select a different configuration file at the command line through the --config option.

The user can still override the configuration file values by specifying the options on the command line. The configuration file does not stop a user from specifying any options on the command line.


The following are a list of configuration options that can be specified in the configuration file. Each configuration option must be listed on a separate line. Arguments for an option are separated by any amount of whitespace. Multiple arguments are also separated by whitespace. Comments can be marked by using the pound sign ("#") character, and lines can be continued on the next using backslash ("\").

Note that it is possible to list the username and password in the configuration file. If this data is stored in a configuration file, system administrators should limit access to this file.

Specify the default remote host(s) to communicate with. Multiple hostnames or hostname ranges may be specified by separating each range by whitespace. See ipmipower (1) for information on hostranges under HOSTRANGED SUPPORT. For example, any of the following configuration listings would be acceptable:

hostname host1 host2 host3 foo1 bar1

hostname host1,host2,host3,foo1,bar1

hostname host[1-3] foo1 bar1

hostname host[1-3] foo1,bar1

At most 64 hostnames or hostname ranges can be separted by whitespace.

username USERNAME
Specify the default username to use.
password PASSWORD
Specify the default password to use.
k_g K_G
Specify the default BMC key (K_g) to use. To input the key in hexadecimal form, prefix the string with '0x'.
authentication-type AUTHTYPE
Specify the default IPMI 1.5 authentication type to use. The currently available authentication types are NONE, STRAIGHT_PASSWORD_KEY, MD2, and MD5.
privilege-level PRIVILEGE-LEVEL
Specify the default privilege type to use. The currently available privilege levels are AUTO, USER, OPERATOR, and ADMIN.
ipmi-version IPMIVERSION
Specify the default IPMI protocol version to use. The currently available versions are AUTO, 1.5, and 2.0.
cipher-suite-id CIPHER_SUITE_ID
Specify the default cipher suite ID to use. The currently supported cipher suite IDs are AUTO, 0, 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12.
Specify if on-if-off functionality is enabled or disabled by default.
wait-until-on ENABLE|DISABLE
Specify if wait-until-on functionality is enabled or disabled by default.
wait-until-off ENABLE|DISABLE
Specify if wait-until-off functionality is enabled or disabled by default.
consolidate-output ENABLE|DISABLE
Specify if consolidate-output functionality is enabled or disabled by default.
Specify if eliminate functionality is enabled or disabled by default.
workaround-flags WORKAROUNDS
Specify the default workaround to vendor compliance issues. See WORKAROUNDS in ipmipower(8) for a list of available workarounds.
session-timeout MILLISECONDS
Specify the default session timeout length in milliseconds.
retry-timeout MILLISECONDS
Specify the default retransmission timeout length in milliseconds.
retry-wait-timeout MILLISECONDS
Specify the default retransmission wait timeout length in milliseconds.
retry-backoff-count COUNT
Specify the default retransmission backoff count for retransmissions.
ping-interval MILLISECONDS
Specify the default ping interval length in milliseconds.
ping-timeout MILLISECONDS
Specify the default ping timeout length in milliseconds.
ping-packet-count COUNT
Specify the default ping packet count size.
ping-percent PERCENT
Specify the default ping percent value.
ping-consec-count COUNT
Specify the default ping consecutive count value.