Langue: en

Version: 385875 (fedora - 01/12/10)

Section: 8 (Commandes administrateur)


ipmiutil sel - show firmware System Event Log records


ipmiutil sel [-bcflswvx -N node -P/-R pswd -U user -EFJTVY]


ipmiutil sel is a program that uses IPMI commands to to read and display the System Event Log (SEL) which is stored by the BMC firmware. IPMI commands are issued to read each record, and, if specified, incrementally write records that have not previously been read into the Linux syslog (/var/log/messages). This utility can use either the /dev/ipmi0 driver from OpenIPMI, the /dev/imb driver from Intel, the /dev/ipmikcs driver from valinux, direct user-space IOs, or the IPMI LAN interface if -N.


Command line options are described below.
-b bin_file
Interpret a file containing raw binary/hex SEL data dumped in binary form, such as that produced by "ipmitool sel writeraw bin_file". Each set of 16 bytes in the file will be interpreted as an IPMI event.
Clears the SEL of all records. If the SEL becomes full (free space = 0), it no longer accepts new records, so the SEL should be cleared periodically.
-f sel_file
Interpret a file containing raw ascii text SEL data captured with ipmiutil sel -r, or some other similar utility. Each line in the file should be in this form, with no leading spaces:
04 00 02 76 a9 4a 47 20 00 04 10 09 6f 42 0f ff
Lines not in this format will be ignored.
-l N
Show last N SEL records, in reverse order (newest first). For some BMC implementations, this may not show all N records specified.
Show the 16 raw hex bytes for each SEL entry. The default is to display interpreted entries, and include relevant hex event bytes.
By default, all SEL records are displayed. This option causes only the records with sensor_type = 0x20 (OS Critical Stop) to be displayed.
Only show the version information. This shows: the showsel utility version, the BMC version, the IPMI version, the SEL version, and the amount of free space in the SEL.
This option writes SEL records to the Linux syslog (/var/log/messages) or Windows Application Log. It only writes SEL records that have timestamps newer than the last record written to syslog. It saves the last timestamp in an index file named /usr/share/ipmiutil/sel.idx (.\sel.idx in Windows).
Causes extra debug messages to be displayed.
-N nodename
Nodename or IP address of the remote target system. If a nodename is specified, IPMI LAN interface is used. Otherwise the local system management interface is used.
-U rmt_user
Remote username for the nodename given. The default is a null username.
-P/-R rmt_pswd
Remote password for the nodename given. The default is a null password.
Use the remote password from Environment variable IPMI_PASSWORD.
-F drv_t
Force the driver type to one of the followng: imb, va, open, gnu, landesk, lan, lan2, lan2i, kcs, smb. Note that lan2i means lan2 with intelplus. The default is to detect any available driver type and use it.
Use the specified LanPlus cipher suite (0 thru 14): 0=none/none/none, 1=sha1/none/none, 2=sha1/sha1/none, 3=sha1/sha1/cbc128, 4=sha1/sha1/xrc4_128, 5=sha1/sha1/xrc4_40, 6=md5/none/none, ... 14=md5/md5/xrc4_40. Default is 3.
Use a specified IPMI LAN Authentication Type: 0=None, 1=MD2, 2=MD5, 4=Straight Password, 5=OEM.
Use a specified IPMI LAN privilege level. 1=Callback level, 2=User level, 3=Operator level, 4=Administrator level (default), 5=OEM level.
Yes, do prompt the user for the IPMI LAN remote password. Alternatives for the password are -E or -P.


ipmiutil(8) ialarms(8) iconfig(8) icmd(8) idiscover(8) ievents(8) ifru(8) igetevent(8) ihealth(8) ilan(8) ireset(8) isensor(8) iserial(8) isol(8) iwdt(8)


See for the latest version of ipmiutil and any bug fix list. Copyright (C) 2009 Kontron America, Inc.

See the file COPYING in the distribution for more details regarding redistribution.

This utility is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY.


Andy Cress <arcress at>