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Version information

  • 0.1.2 (latest)
  • 0.1.1
  • 0.1.0
released Feb 9th 2015
This version is compatible with:
  • Debian

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'gardouille-ipmi', '0.1.2'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add gardouille-ipmi
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install gardouille-ipmi --version 0.1.2

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gardouille/ipmi — version 0.1.2 Feb 9th 2015


Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description
  3. Setup
  4. Usage
  5. Reference
  6. Limitations
  7. Development
  8. License


The ipmi module provide a simple way to install IPMI service on a machine. You also can configure user and device.

Module Description

The module install all needed packages and load the modules to be able to manage the BMC with a Debian family system.


What IPMI affects

  • Package for IPMI
  • Kernel modules at boot time

Beginning with IPMI

To begin using ipmi with default parameters, declare the main class with:

include ipmi

for upgrading, you may wish to include an additional section here: Upgrading (For an example, see


Put the classes, types, and resources for customizing, configuring, and doing the fancy stuff with your module here.



  • ipmi: Main class, load all subclasses to install and configure IPMI.

Defined types

  • ipmi::ressource::channel: Manage IPMI's channel configuration (only lan right now).
ipmi::ressource::channel { '1':
  ipaddr  => '',
  netmask => '',
  • ipmi::ressource::user: Manage IPMI's user (can't create a new one):
ipmi::ressource::user { 'admin':
  password => 'my_new_password',



  • pkg_ensure: What to set the packages to. Can be 'present', 'absent' or 'version'. Defaults to 'present'.
  • pkg_name: The list of packages. Can be an array [ 'ipmitool', 'openipmi' ].
  • modules_list: The modules list to load at boot time.
  • modules_file_path: The configuration file will contain the modules list. Defaults to '/etc/modules-load.d/ipmi.conf'.
  • modules_file_content: Template file to use to generate the previous configuration file. Defaults to 'ipmi/ipmi_modules.conf.erb'.
  • needed_module_name: The module it's necessary to load one time to be able to use ipmi devices.


This module will work only on Debian 7.x versions and maybe on Debian 8.x (to test).


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