A Joint Message from the IPMI Promoters (Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, NEC, Intel Corporation):
No further updates to the IPMI specification are planned or should be expected. The IPMI promoters encourage equipment vendors and IT managers to consider a more modern systems management interface which can provide better security, scalability and features for existing datacenters and be supported on the requisite platforms and devices. DMTF’s Redfish standard (from dmtf.org/redfish) is an example of one such interface.
Note: the above statement applies only to the IPMI Specification, and should have no impact on existing IPMI implementations.
Intel and the contributor’s group are no longer accepting requests for contributors. 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, specification. 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:
- Download and print two copies of the Adopter’s agreement, keeping one copy for your records.
Complete and sign one copy and send to:
5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Please check the company listing on the Industry Adopters site for confirmation of receipt and acceptance of agreement.