update macos ipmitool

During my experiences with IPMI i figured out, that there is an issue with the build in ipmitool for MacOs.
If you want to use the IPMI 2.0 protocol (needed for Serial over Lan (SOL) ), you have to add an “-I lanplus” to the ipmitool command.
The problem is, that there is no such parameter in the original MacOs version.

So you have to recompile your own version:

Go to and download the source code.
You have to make sure, that you already have installed the common build enviroment (xCode).

You have to find out where the original version of ipmitool is:

    # whereis ipmitool
    # /usr/bin/ipmitool

So after you extracted the ipmitool source you have to configure it with the right path:
    # ./configure –prefix=/usr/

This tells the compiler, that binary should be placed in /usr/bin/ and the libs should be go to /usr/lib/

You finish with:
    # make
    # sudo make install

After that you will find your parameter in the help message:

    # ipmitool -h
    pmitool version 1.8.9
    usage: ipmitool [options…] <command>
           -h             This help
           -V             Show version information
           -v             Verbose (can use multiple times)
           -c             Display output in comma separated format
           -d N           Specify a /dev/ipmiN device to use (default=0)
           -I intf        Interface to use
           -H hostname    Remote host name for LAN interface
           -p port        Remote RMCP port [default=623]
           -U username    Remote session username
           -f file        Read remote session password from file
           -S sdr         Use local file for remote SDR cache
           -a             Prompt for remote password
           -e char        Set SOL escape character
           -C ciphersuite Cipher suite to be used by lanplus interface
           -k key         Use Kg key for IPMIv2 authentication
           -L level       Remote session privilege level [default=ADMINISTRATOR]
                          Append a ‘+’ to use name/privilege lookup in RAKP1
           -A authtype    Force use of auth type NONE, PASSWORD, MD2, MD5 or OEM
           -P password    Remote session password
           -E             Read password from IPMI_PASSWORD environment variable
           -m address     Set local IPMB address
           -b channel     Set destination channel for bridged request
           -l lun         Set destination lun for raw commands
           -t address     Bridge request to remote target address
           -o oemtype     Setup for OEM (use ‘list’ to see available OEM types)
           -O seloem      Use file for OEM SEL event descriptions
        lan           IPMI v1.5 LAN Interface [default]
        lanplus       IPMI v2.0 RMCP+ LAN Interface
        raw           Send a RAW IPMI request and print response
        i2c           Send an I2C Master Write-Read command and print response
        spd           Print SPD info from remote I2C device
        lan           Configure LAN Channels
        chassis       Get chassis status and set power state
        power         Shortcut to chassis power commands
        event         Send pre-defined events to MC
        mc            Management Controller status and global enables
        sdr           Print Sensor Data Repository entries and readings
        sensor        Print detailed sensor information
        fru           Print built-in FRU and scan SDR for FRU locators
        sel           Print System Event Log (SEL)
        pef           Configure Platform Event Filtering (PEF)
        sol           Configure and connect IPMIv2.0 Serial-over-LAN
        tsol          Configure and connect with Tyan IPMIv1.5 Serial-over-LAN
        isol          Configure IPMIv1.5 Serial-over-LAN
        user          Configure Management Controller users
        channel       Configure Management Controller channels
        session       Print session information
        sunoem        OEM Commands for Sun servers
        kontronoem    OEM Commands for Kontron devices
        picmg         Run a PICMG/ATCA extended cmd
        fwum          Update IPMC using Kontron OEM Firmware Update Manager
        firewall      Configure Firmware Firewall
        exec          Run list of commands from file
        set           Set runtime variable for shell and exec
        hpm           Update HPM components using PICMG HPM.1 file

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