ipmitool and MS Windows
ipmiutil applications are typically
used to test the IPMI interfaces on a server platform. The Linux
ipmitool however, is used
in environments where scripting is used as the base for platform
The MS Windows
ipmiutil has a dependency on the IPMI
driver if using "in band" (or from a command prompt). The MS
Windows IPMI driver is delivered in MS Windows Server 2008 R2.
There may also be IPMI support available in later updates of MS
Windows Server 2003.
ipmitool also requires the IPMI drivers
(delivered in the distribution) to be enabled if utilized "in
band". The IPMI device drivers are not typically enabled to
automatically start when the Linux operating system is started. If
logged onto a Linux console (command prompt) as the user "root",
start initiates the IPMI device drivers for Linux. Refer to
the documentation provided by the specific Linux distribution for
The IPMI tools support remote IPMI protocols to provide power on/off and remote platform monitoring capabilities. The iLO 3 supports the IPMI 2.0 RMCP+ protocol for the highest level of Authentication, Encryption and Integrity. The legacy IPMI 1.5 "IPMI over LAN" protocol is not supported.