So to put it all together, here’s an example:

ipmitool -Ilanplus -H192.168.0.5 -Uroot -Proot sel list

Commands are hierarchical. Sending “sel help” will
show all available SEL
commands. Here are some commands that are particul
arly useful:

Show all top-level commands


Remote power on/off commands
chassis help
chassis power on
chassis status

Show BMC LAN connection info
lan print 1

System Event Log (SEL)

sel list

Sensor Data Records (SDR)
sdr list

SuperMicro IPMI LAN interfaces

Dedicated: Always use the dedicated IPMI interface. This is the option you want if you're trying to have the simplest setup, at the expense of additional cabling.


modprobe ipmi_devintf
modprobe ipmi_si
modprobe ipmi_msghandler

ipmitool -I open chassis status
Displays information regarding the high-level status of the system chassis and main power subsystem.

ipmitool -I open sdr list
This command will read the Sensor Data Records (SDR)

ipmitool -I open sel list
the entire contents of the System Event Log are displayed.