[Plugin] IPMI for unRAID 6.1+


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3 hours ago, cyriouslydylan said:

 

I posted in this thread a while ago, and I reached out to Supermicro once about the commands to change fan speed:
 

 

But it doesn't seem to have any affect at all, my fans are still pegged at 100%

 

ipmi-sensors returns:
 


ID   | Name            | Type              | Reading    | Units | Event
4    | CPU Temp        | Temperature       | 37.00      | C     | 'OK'
71   | PCH Temp        | Temperature       | 33.00      | C     | 'OK'
138  | System Temp     | Temperature       | 27.00      | C     | 'OK'
205  | Peripheral Temp | Temperature       | 30.00      | C     | 'OK'
272  | VcpuVRM Temp    | Temperature       | 31.00      | C     | 'OK'
339  | DIMMA1 Temp     | Temperature       | 28.00      | C     | 'OK'
406  | DIMMA2 Temp     | Temperature       | N/A        | C     | N/A
473  | DIMMB1 Temp     | Temperature       | 28.00      | C     | 'OK'
540  | DIMMB2 Temp     | Temperature       | N/A        | C     | N/A
607  | FAN1            | Fan               | 0.00       | RPM   | 'At or Below (                                                          <=) Lower Non-Recoverable Threshold'
674  | FAN2            | Fan               | 1300.00    | RPM   | 'OK'
741  | FAN3            | Fan               | 1300.00    | RPM   | 'OK'
808  | FAN4            | Fan               | 1200.00    | RPM   | 'OK'
875  | FANA            | Fan               | 2900.00    | RPM   | 'At or Above (                                                          >=) Upper Non-Recoverable Threshold'
942  | 12V             | Voltage           | 12.13      | V     | 'OK'
1009 | 5VCC            | Voltage           | 4.95       | V     | 'OK'
1076 | 3.3VCC          | Voltage           | 3.38       | V     | 'OK'
1143 | VBAT            | Voltage           | 3.03       | V     | 'OK'
1210 | VCPU            | Voltage           | 0.33       | V     | 'OK'
1277 | VDIMMAB         | Voltage           | 1.19       | V     | 'OK'
1344 | 5VSB            | Voltage           | 5.00       | V     | 'OK'
1411 | 3.3VSB          | Voltage           | 3.21       | V     | 'OK'
1478 | VBMC 1.2V       | Voltage           | 1.20       | V     | 'OK'
1545 | VPCH 1.0V       | Voltage           | 1.00       | V     | 'OK'
1612 | Chassis Intru   | Physical Security | N/A        | N/A   | 'OK'

 

 

Do you have PMW fans or the old 3-pin fans?

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Had this happen again:

 

On 4/22/2017 at 11:34 AM, avluis said:

I have noticed one little bug that currently requires me to re-install the plugin.

The effects of the bug; it will only be able to read a single sensor from ipmi.

It usually presents itself after power cycling the unRAID box from a full shutdown, though it doesn't happen every time.

 

This time around, I happen to notice a few things on the log that should make you happy~

From my quick look -- it seems as if some packages are forcing dependency 'upgrades' if already installed.

So we end up with an older version of a dependency (in my case, freeipmi-1.4.11-x86_64-3.txz vs freeipmi-1.5.3-x86_64-1.txz).

avnet-unraid-syslog-20170428-0218.zip

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4 hours ago, avluis said:

 

Are any of those fans Noctua?

 

On 4/27/2017 at 2:24 AM, saarg said:

 

Do you have PMW fans or the old 3-pin fans?

 

One of them is the CPU fan on the intel stock cooler, and the others are Nanoxia Deep Silence 140mm PWM Ultra-Quiet PC Fan, 700-1400 RPM. I had them all working properly prior to my CPU upgrade which also required a motherboard bios update.

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Had this happen again:
 
 
This time around, I happen to notice a few things on the log that should make you happy~
From my quick look -- it seems as if some packages are forcing dependency 'upgrades' if already installed.
So we end up with an older version of a dependency (in my case, freeipmi-1.4.11-x86_64-3.txz vs freeipmi-1.5.3-x86_64-1.txz).
avnet-unraid-syslog-20170428-0218.zip

Thanks, I see the problem. It's the Nut plugin installing freeipmi 1.4.8. I would just remove the freeipmi package lines from the Nut plg file. Or a little more complicated would be to copy the lines from the ipmi plg file. Except I use variables. So you'd have to copy those too or translate them. E.g. replace the variables with their definition from the top of the ipmi plg file.
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1 hour ago, wgstarks said:

Is there some problem with Noctua fans? I just installed a NH-L9i CPU fan. Haven't noticed any problems with it.

 

Not necessarily -- but some may require installing the Low-Noise Adaptor (NA-RC7).

Also, I would love to have that exact same setup, but for the D-1541.

 

2 hours ago, dmacias said:

Thanks, I see the problem. It's the Nut plugin installing freeipmi 1.4.8. I would just remove the freeipmi package lines from the Nut plg file. Or a little more complicated would be to copy the lines from the ipmi plg file. Except I use variables. So you'd have to copy those too or translate them. E.g. replace the variables with their definition from the top of the ipmi plg file.

 

Yep -- that's what I saw as well. That NUT plugin is currently unmaintained so I may have to fork and go from there.

But thanks for confirming that, wanted a second set of eyes on that to dismiss any issues with your plugin.

 

2 hours ago, cyriouslydylan said:

One of them is the CPU fan on the intel stock cooler, and the others are Nanoxia Deep Silence 140mm PWM Ultra-Quiet PC Fan, 700-1400 RPM. I had them all working properly prior to my CPU upgrade which also required a motherboard bios update.

 

It's not often, but I have seen BIOS updates change the behavior of system accessories (fans, temp probes, etc) -- but I'm not going to sit here and tell you that's the issue since I have not worked with your particular board.

What I would look into is that max rpm -- the system is, more than likely, simply pushing more than what the fan needs.

Took a look at the Amazon listing (https://www.amazon.com/Nanoxia-Silence-140mm-Cooling-NDS140PWM-1400/dp/B00CHW8QD2) for additional info and in all honesty, unless they are running loud (which they shouldn't), I wouldn't worry about it.

 

What I would give another try would be to play with these options:

IPMI-IP -> Configuration -> Fan Mode

ipmi_fan_options.png

I have seen a few SM systems get stuck at Full Speed while changing settings over ipmi -- so you'll need to get on the web interface and change it a few times (between full speed and another setting) to get it to apply.

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40 minutes ago, avluis said:

 

Not necessarily -- but some may require installing the Low-Noise Adaptor (NA-RC7).

Also, I would love to have that exact same setup, but for the D-1541.

 

 

Yep -- that's what I saw as well. That NUT plugin is currently unmaintained so I may have to fork and go from there.

But thanks for confirming that, wanted a second set of eyes on that to dismiss any issues with your plugin.

 

 

It's not often, but I have seen BIOS updates change the behavior of system accessories (fans, temp probes, etc) -- but I'm not going to sit here and tell you that's the issue since I have not worked with your particular board.

What I would look into is that max rpm -- the system is, more than likely, simply pushing more than what the fan needs.

Took a look at the Amazon listing (https://www.amazon.com/Nanoxia-Silence-140mm-Cooling-NDS140PWM-1400/dp/B00CHW8QD2) for additional info and in all honesty, unless they are running loud (which they shouldn't), I wouldn't worry about it.

 

What I would give another try would be to play with these options:

IPMI-IP -> Configuration -> Fan Mode

ipmi_fan_options.png

I have seen a few SM systems get stuck at Full Speed while changing settings over ipmi -- so you'll need to get on the web interface and change it a few times (between full speed and another setting) to get it to apply.

 

Also worth to try is the Cold reset of the BMC device.

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32 minutes ago, avluis said:

Yep -- that's what I saw as well. That NUT plugin is currently unmaintained so I may have to fork and go from there.

But thanks for confirming that, wanted a second set of eyes on that to dismiss any issues with your plugin.

The net-snmp package from the nut plugin is probably the reason the SNMP plugin doesn't work either. I was thinking of looking at the nut plugin too. I use nut on my router for a separate ups.

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15 minutes ago, dmacias said:

The net-snmp package from the nut plugin is probably the reason the SNMP plugin doesn't work either. I was thinking of looking at the nut plugin too. I use nut on my router for a separate ups.

 

I've the SNMP plugin working -- and it exhibits the same behavior as your plugin after a shutdown as well, so it does support what you are saying here.

Would love to see that NUT plugin taken under someone's care ;-)

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At first thank you for these great plugin. 

I just set up my first self bult Server based on a Supermicro X11SSi-LN4F Mainboard. 

Im pretty convinient, but the Fan Control is still a big Problem. Supermicro Auto Fan modes aren't cooling my System well and Dustfilters aren't working, because there is negative air pressure in the case. 

To end up with a question. 

Will the Fan Controll support for Supermicro Boards be available soon?

 

Edit: My 140mm Low RPM max 1000RPM

Fans are continously ramping up and down when they are on any of the Auto modes. I already lowerd the sensor tresholds because some forums where saying that will stop the Mainboard from doing this, but noting. 

Curently i have my case Fans on a Static non controlled Fan driver. 

Maybee anybody has had the Same issue. And cold help me...

 

 

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At first thank you for these great plugin. 
I just set up my first self bult Server based on a Supermicro X11SSi-LN4F Mainboard. 
Im pretty convinient, but the Fan Control is still a big Problem. Supermicro Auto Fan modes aren't cooling my System well and Dustfilters aren't working, because there is negative air pressure in the case. 
To end up with a question. 
Will the Fan Controll support for Supermicro Boards be available soon?
 
Edit: My 140mm Low RPM max 1000RPM
Fans are continously ramping up and down when they are on any of the Auto modes. I already lowerd the sensor tresholds because some forums where saying that will stop the Mainboard from doing this, but noting. 
Curently i have my case Fans on a Static non controlled Fan driver. 
Maybee anybody has had the Same issue. And cold help me...
 
 

I just recently built a Supermicro x10 backup server. Just waiting on a new power supply. So I'll have a machine to test on. However I'm not sure fan control support will help. Supermicro only allows changing a group of fans with low, med, high.
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On my x11 there are the modes Standard, High IO, Fullspeed and Optimal.

But there is also the Option to set the Speed of the Fan groups Fan (1,2,3,4) and Fan A to a specific PWM value in steps between 0 and 64 using IPMI Raw Commands. 

 

For example:

#100% duty cycle
ipmitool raw 0x30 0x70 0x66 0x01 0x00 0x64

#50% duty cycle
ipmitool raw 0x30 0x70 0x66 0x01 0x00 0x32

Great examples at this thread. 

https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/script-to-control-fan-speed-in-response-to-hard-drive-temperatures.41294/

 

Would be very nice to have that implemented to the Plugin. 

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50 minutes ago, Diggewuff said:

On my x11 there are the modes Standard, High IO, Fullspeed and Optimal.

But there is also the Option to set the Speed of the Fan groups Fan (1,2,3,4) and Fan A to a specific PWM value in steps between 0 and 64 using IPMI Raw Commands. 

 

Nice find, also works on my X11, apparently it works on (all?) X10 and X11.

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53 minutes ago, Diggewuff said:

On my x11 there are the modes Standard, High IO, Fullspeed and Optimal.

But there is also the Option to set the Speed of the Fan groups Fan (1,2,3,4) and Fan A to a specific PWM value in steps between 0 and 64 using IPMI Raw Commands. 

 

For example:


#100% duty cycle
ipmitool raw 0x30 0x70 0x66 0x01 0x00 0x64

#50% duty cycle
ipmitool raw 0x30 0x70 0x66 0x01 0x00 0x32

Great examples at this thread. 

https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/script-to-control-fan-speed-in-response-to-hard-drive-temperatures.41294/

 

Would be very nice to have that implemented to the Plugin. 

 

2 minutes ago, johnnie.black said:

 

Nice find, also works on my X11, apparently it works on (all?) X10 and X11.

 

I'll have to give it a try on my x10.

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If anyone else wants to try:

 

ipmitool raw 0x30 0x70 0x66 0x01 0x00 0x64

00 - Get value

01 - Set value

 

00 - FAN 1/2/3/4

01 - FAN A

(possibly different groupings on some models)

 

00 to 64 - Speed (64 is max)

 

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16 minutes ago, johnnie.black said:

If anyone else wants to try:

 


ipmitool raw 0x30 0x70 0x66 0x01 0x00 0x64

00 - Get value

01 - Set value

 

00 - FAN 1/2/3/4

01 - FAN A

(possibly different groupings on some models)

 

00 to 64 - Speed (64 is max)

 

You can use the included ipmi-raw or ipmiraw (adds the network, ip , user and pass from ipmi settings)

ipmi-raw 00 30 70 66 01 00 64

00 - Get value

01 - Set value

 

00 - FAN 1/2/3/4

01 - FAN A

(possibly different groupings on some models)

 

00 to 64 - Speed (64 is max). 00 or 01 may set to auto if I remember

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1 hour ago, dmacias said:

You can use the included ipmi-raw or ipmiraw (adds the network, ip , user and pass from ipmi settings)


ipmi-raw 00 30 70 66 01 00 64

00 - Get value

01 - Set value

 

00 - FAN 1/2/3/4

01 - FAN A

(possibly different groupings on some models)

 

00 to 64 - Speed (64 is max). 00 or 01 may set to auto if I remember

Great dyou think this is implementable to your plugins fancoltrol feature?

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Great dyou think this is implementable to your plugins fancoltrol feature?

Yes and it should work on the board I have. I had seen those commands before, they are in my SM notes. I have that thread in my favorites although it's quite a bit longer now. I just wasn't sure which boards they work on. When I get my server up I'll get started on it.
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#There is also a command to get the current auto modes.
ipmi-raw 00 30 45 00

#or to set them
ipmi-raw 00 30 45 01 0X

The values are:

  • Standard: 0
  • Full: 1
  • Optimal: 2
  • Heavy IO: 4

 

Maybe these scripts are great for orientation.

https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?resources/fan-scripts-for-supermicro-boards-using-pid-logic.24/

 

If you want to test with a X11 SSi-LN4F Board feel free to ask for a Remote Desktop session.

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#There is also a command to get the current auto modes.ipmi-raw 00 30 45 00#or to set themipmi-raw 00 30 45 01 0X

The values are:

  • Standard: 0
  • Full: 1
  • Optimal: 2
  • Heavy IO: 4
 
Maybe these scripts are great for orientation.
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?resources/fan-scripts-for-supermicro-boards-using-pid-logic.24/
 
If you want to test with a X11 SSi-LN4F Board feel free to ask for a Remote Desktop session.

Thanks I'll let you know when I have something. I already have scripts written in php that work with Asrock (ipmifan and ipmi2json). I just need to modify them for SM raw commands.
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Just now, dmacias said:


Thanks I'll let you know when I have something. I already have scripts written in php that work with Asrock (ipmifan and ipmi2json). I just need to modify them for SM raw commands.

Great. But take a look at those scripts, they have some very nice features like:

  • swapping cpu zone and perepheral zone to use the lager amount of fan 1-4 headers for disks and fan A for cpu
  • exact temperature regulation based on pid
  • Setting up a lower threshold to overcome the stalling prevention spinup SM-Boars performing on low rpm fans
  • ...
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Hi!  Any update whether fan control will be enabled on Supermicro?  X9scm-F.  What are the other Supermicro users using?  Can I use this tool to edit my lowest thresholds?  Via command line?  Any list of commands to execute?

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6 hours ago, jang430 said:

Hi!  Any update whether fan control will be enabled on Supermicro?  X9scm-F.  What are the other Supermicro users using?  Can I use this tool to edit my lowest thresholds?  Via command line?  Any list of commands to execute?

I think the x9 would only allow fan control with all fans low, med, high. Yes this plugin can change the thresholds from the Readings/Sensors Config page. Just edit and save.

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7 hours ago, Diggewuff said:

Great. But take a look at those scripts, they have some very nice features like:

  • swapping cpu zone and perepheral zone to use the lager amount of fan 1-4 headers for disks and fan A for cpu
  • exact temperature regulation based on pid
  • Setting up a lower threshold to overcome the stalling prevention spinup SM-Boars performing on low rpm fans
  • ...

I updated some of the screenshots in the original post. They were outdated. The current fan control does include a fan speed minimum and the ability to link a fan to a specific temperature sensor. The temperature regulation is based on a scale between the upper and lower temperature thresholds and the reading of the chosen sensor.

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