How To Install ipmitool on AlmaLinux 8

ipmitool is Utility for IPMI control

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install ipmitool on AlmaLinux 8.

What is ipmitool

This package contains a utility for interfacing with devices that support the Intelligent Platform Management Interface specification. IPMI is an open standard for machine health, inventory, and remote power control. This utility can communicate with IPMI-enabled devices through either a kernel driver such as OpenIPMI or over the RMCP LAN protocol defined in the IPMI specification. IPMIv2 adds support for encrypted LAN communications and remote Serial-over-LAN functionality. It provides commands for reading the Sensor Data Repository (SDR) and displaying sensor values, displaying the contents of the System Event Log (SEL), printing Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) information, reading and setting LAN configuration, and chassis power control.

We can use yum or dnf to install ipmitool on AlmaLinux 8. In this tutorial we discuss both methods but you only need to choose one of method to install ipmitool.

Install ipmitool on AlmaLinux 8 Using dnf

Update yum database with dnf using the following command.

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating yum database, We can install ipmitool using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install ipmitool

Install ipmitool on AlmaLinux 8 Using yum

Update yum database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

After updating yum database, We can install ipmitool using yum by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install ipmitool

How To Uninstall ipmitool on AlmaLinux 8

To uninstall only the ipmitool package we can use the following command:

sudo dnf remove ipmitool

ipmitool Package Contents on AlmaLinux 8

/usr/bin/ipmitool
/usr/lib/.build-id
/usr/lib/.build-id/01
/usr/lib/.build-id/01/c611671cec9ef2b045d42be4590a5b0e489cdd
/usr/share/doc/ipmitool
/usr/share/doc/ipmitool/AUTHORS
/usr/share/doc/ipmitool/COPYING
/usr/share/doc/ipmitool/ChangeLog
/usr/share/doc/ipmitool/README
/usr/share/ipmitool
/usr/share/ipmitool/oem_ibm_sel_map
/usr/share/man/man1/ipmitool.1.gz

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install ipmitool on AlmaLinux 8 using yum and dnf.