Learn how Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) defines common platform instrumentation to enable interoperability, extensibility, and scalability with intelligent hardware for enterprise-wide mission critical applications. Guides, tools, and the latest specification updates and revisions are available below.
This latest revision lists the cumulative addenda, errata, and clarifications against the rev. 1.0 release of the IPMI Second Generation, V2.0, specification. Several important additions, corrections, and clarifications have been made to the specification, including updates to the boot options, Entity IDs, Sensor Types, and the RAKP description. A corresponding markup of the V2.0 specification is also available.
This is a version of the IPMI Second Generation v2.0 rev. 1.0 specifications with revisions marked cumulatively per revision 4 of the IPMI v2.0/v1.5 errata document.
This draft document from Intel, Dell, HP, and Avocent describes how Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF) CIM platform management objects can be generated and populated using IPMI as the interface to the platform management subsystem.
ICTS, V6.02, includes support and automated conformance tests for IPMI, V2.0, and adds bug fixes discovered in the previous ICTS, V6.01, version. Updated in July 2005.
IPMI, V2.0, reference driver implementation for IA-64 and IA-32 under Windows* NT/2000/2003 OS available to IPMI adopters. This version of the driver supports KCS, SMIC, and SSIF IPMI interfaces. Updated on January 13, 2005.
Dell, HP, Intel Corporation, and NEC Corporation are pleased to announce the availability of version 2.0 of the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) specification, which will continue to improve server management and help reduce costs. IPMI helps lower the overall costs of server management by enabling customers to save time, maximize IT resources, and potentially manage multivendor environments in the same way. The current specification defines common interfaces that allow IT managers to receive status alerts, send instructions to industry-standard servers, and run diagnostics over a network versus locally at the server. IPMI, V2.0, is designed to extend customers' IT capabilities and further improve remote management by introducing enhanced security, remote access, and configuration capabilities, while maintaining compatibility with previous IPMI versions. The next-generation IPMI also offers customers more cost-effective implementation options, which can provide greater flexibility and lower the cost of server deployment. Additional features of the new specification include:
The IPMI, V2.0, specification is available now.
Intel and the contributor’s group are no longer accepting requests for contributors. The adopter’s agreement is available by request via this link: Adopter’s agreement for IPMI.
Thank you for your interest in the IPMI specification.
Before implementing the IPMI, IPMB, or ICMB specifications, you must sign the IPMI Adopter's agreement. To align with industry standards licensing models, the IPMI, V2.0, Second Generation specification licensing model has changed to a Reasonable And Non-Discriminatory (RAND) model. All companies (including existing IPMI, V1.5, adopters) must sign the new IPMI, V2.0, adopter's agreement to implement the IPMI, V2.0, spec. Note that existing IPMI, V1.5, adopters can continue to implement IPMI, V1.5, under the old licensing terms, but to implement the new IPMI, V2.0, features, existing adopters will need to sign the new IPMI, V2.0, adopter's agreement. All new adopters must sign the IPMI, V2.0, agreement as the old IPMI, V1.5, agreement is no longer made available. Please follow the steps below to sign the new IPMI Adopter's agreement:
Complete and sign one copy and send to:
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Please check the company listing on the Industry Adopters site for confirmation of receipt and acceptance of agreement.