Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

IPMI Command

Table 1. IPMI Command. The following table describes the fields displayed in the IPMI command tab.
Field Description


Provide the IPMI command you want to run on selected targets.

Ping Device

This option performs a ping test to verify if a device is reachable before it runs a task against it. This option can be used when using $IP or $RAC_IP and it decreases the time it takes to run the task(s) as it skips unreachable devices.

Output to file

Select to enable output to a log file. This option captures standard output from the running application and writes it to the log file. If you select this option, enter the path name and file name of the log file. This option is disabled by default.


Select to append output from the completed command to the specified file. If the file does not exist, it is created.

Include errors

Select to write all OpenManage Essentials-detected errors to the log file. For example, if no response is received to a ping request before the execution of the command, an error is written to the log file.

Task Target

Select a query

Select a query from the drop-down list. To create a new query, click New.

Select server(s) for this task to target

Select the severs to which you want to assign this task.

Enable All Select to override the device capability and allow all the available devices for selection as task targets.

Schedule and Credentials

Set schedule

Select from these options:
  • Activate Schedule — Select this option to activate a schedule for the task.
  • Run now — Select this option to run the task immediately.
  • Set schedule — Select this option to set a date and time for the task to run.
  • Run Once — Select this option to run the task on the planned schedule only once.
  • Periodic — Select this option to run the task frequently at specified intervals.
    • Hourly — Select this option to run the task once every hour.
    • Daily — To run the task once every day. Weekly — To run the task once every week.
    • Monthly — To run the task once every month.
Range of Recurrence:
  • Start — To specify the date and time at which the task should begin.
  • No End Date — To continuously run this task based on the selected frequency. For example, if you selected Hourly, then this task continuously runs every hour from the start time.
  • End By — To stop the task at the specified date and time.

Enter Remote Access Controller credentials for target(s)

User Name

The RACADM task requires IPMI credentials. Provide IPMI credentials to run the task.


Provide the password.

KG key

Enter the KG key value. DRAC also supports IPMI KG key value. Each BMC or DRAC is configured to require an access key in addition to user credentials.

  • NOTE: The KG key is a public key that is used to generate an encryption key for use between the firmware and the application. The KG key value is an even number of hexadecimal characters.

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