ipmitool reports NVIDIA BMCs as "Unknown"

Bug #1781293 reported by dann frazier on 2018-07-11
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ipmitool (Debian)
ipmitool (Ubuntu)
Status tracked in Cosmic
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Bug Description

The command "ipmitool mc info" fails to recognize the Manufacturer ID for NVIDIA BMCs, causing it to report:

Manufacturer Name : Unknown

[Test Case]
On an NVIDIA system, such as a DGX-1 system, run "sudo ipmitool mc info" and look for:

Manufacturer Name : NVIDIA Corporation

[Regression Risk]
Adds a static entry to a lookup table. The biggest regression risk I see is if there are BMCs out there using NVIDIA's registered ID that aren't actually NVIDIA BMCs - ipmitool would now be reporting them incorrectly.

dann frazier (dannf) on 2018-07-11
Changed in ipmitool (Ubuntu Xenial):
assignee: nobody → dann frazier (dannf)
Changed in ipmitool (Ubuntu Artful):
assignee: nobody → dann frazier (dannf)
Changed in ipmitool (Ubuntu Bionic):
assignee: nobody → dann frazier (dannf)
Changed in ipmitool (Ubuntu Cosmic):
assignee: nobody → dann frazier (dannf)
Changed in ipmitool (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ipmitool - 1.8.18-5ubuntu1

ipmitool (1.8.18-5ubuntu1) cosmic; urgency=medium

  * Report the manufacturer of NVIDIA BMCs as "NVIDIA Corporation",
    not "Unknown". (LP: #1781293)

 -- dann frazier <email address hidden> Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:54:41 -0600

Changed in ipmitool (Ubuntu Cosmic):
status: New → Fix Released
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