This knowledge base article will help you troubleshoot issues with the IPMI Information device module in Ubersmith.
- Could not find 'bmc-info' utility, is freeipmi installed?
This error indicates that the freeipmi utility suite is not installed, or that Apache cannot find the bmc-info binary. You can download freeipmi from the following URL:
Ubersmith requires freeipmi 1.0.7 or newer. On most hosts, the freeipmi binaries need to be copied to
to be included in the Apache user's PATH. The required binaries are:
- ipmi_ctx_open_outofband: internal error
This error indicates that there is a privilege or firewall issue preventing a freeipmi utility (usually bmc-info) from connecting to your IPMI enabled device. Ensure that outgoing connections on port 623/udp are permitted.
- bmc-info: connection timeout
Your Ubersmith instance host cannot reach the IPMI enabled device / BMC that you have configured. Check with your network administrator to arrange for connectivity between the two hosts.
- Try `bmc-info --help' or `bmc-info --usage' for more information.
The version of freeipmi you have installed is too old; Ubersmith requires freeipmi 1.0.7 or newer.