Support Center » Knowledgebase » IPMI Information Troubleshooting
 IPMI Information Troubleshooting
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.

Article Details
Article ID: 158
Created On: 15 Feb 2012 10:36 AM

 This answer was helpful  This answer was not helpful

 Login [Lost Password] 
Remember Me:
 Article Options
Home | Don't Register | Knowledgebase | Troubleshooter | Downloads