IPMI on Dell PowerEdge servers under Linux

Never seen so many IPMI messages flying around on the Dell Linux mailing list. It's an open standard to monitor information of basic health parameters of a server. Here is a very good from by someone from Dell that sums up the usage and support of IPMI under Linux on Dell PowerEdge servers.

Basically, you only need ipmitool to issue power on/off the servers. If you want to do more, you need to install the IPMI packages (yum install OpenIPMI)

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