JACoW logo

Joint Accelerator Conferences Website

The Joint Accelerator Conferences Website (JACoW) is an international collaboration that publishes the proceedings of accelerator conferences held around the world.


DOI:10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2015-WEPGF024
Title Interfacing EPICS to the Widespread Platform Management Interface IPMI
Authors
  • M. Ritzert
    Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
Abstract The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is a standardized interface to management functionalities of computer systems. The data provided typically includes the readings of monitoring sensors, such as fan speeds, temperatures, power consumption, etc. It is provided not only by servers, but also by uTCA crates that are often used to host an experiment's control and readout system. Therefore, it is well suited to monitor the health of the hardware deployed in HEP experiments. In addition, the crates can be controlled via IPMI with functions such as triggering a reset, or configuring IP parameters. We present the design and functionality of an EPICS module to interface to IPMI that is based on ipmitool. It supports automatic scanning for IPMI sensors and filling the PV metadata (units, meaning of status words in mbbi records) from the IPMI sensor information. Most importantly, the IPMI-provided alarm thresholds are automatically placed in the PV for easy implementation of an alarm system to monitor IPMI hardware.
Footnotes & References For the DEPFET Collaboration.
Funding This work has been supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under Grant Identifier 05H12VHH.
Paper download WEPGF024.PDF [0.329 MB / 3 pages]
Poster download WEPGF024_POSTER.PDF [2.366 MB]
Conference ICALEPCS2015, Melbourne, Australia
Series International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems (15th)
Proceedings Link to full ICALEPCS2015 Proccedings
Session Poster session
Date 21-Oct-15   17:15–18:15
Main Classification Control System Infrastructure
Keywords EPICS, interface, hardware, controls, monitoring
Publisher JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Lou Corvetti (AS, Clayton, Australia); Kathleen Riches (SLSA, Clayton, Australia); Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany)
ISBN 978-3-95450-148-9
Published December 2015
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 by JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland     CC-BY Creative Commons License
cc Creative Commons Attribution 3.0