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Check iDrac via IPMI

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  • Nagios 3.x
  • Nagios 4.x

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This script uses an iDRAC user to check the server hardware via iDRAC. It has been tested and used with dell servers and blades running iDRAC 6 & 7. It uses freeipmi to perform the actual query.

I strongly recommend using a read only user for this.

**Do not use the download listed here** Use the scripts from the GitHub link
::Dell Server Check via iDRAC IPMI Instructions::

-h, Display this help information
-H, Hostname or IP to check
-M, Specify a message to return on failure
-U, Username to connect
-P, Password to connect
This script has been tested on iDRAC 6 & 7 and requires /usr/sbin/ipmi-sensors
Script written by Noah Guttman and Copyright (C) 2011 Noah Guttman.
This script is released and distributed under the terms of the GNU
General Public License. >>>>
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.
Reviews (1)
bylvfranz, August 23, 2016
new drac firmware disabled ipmi 1.5.
to use ipmi 2 you must change the script with this line
/usr/sbin/ipmi-sensors -h $opt_H -u $opt_U -p $opt_P -Q -D LAN2_0 -l Administrator
Owner's reply

Updated scripts can be found at: