Dick,

IPMITool has the 'session' option to know the details of each session. 

"ipmitool session info all"

If slot count and active sessions count are same, then no more session is possible. 
Note: If you are issuing this from LAN, the same session will also be listed.

The console ip/mac would give lead to know the program running on which host has the sessions open. 


-RNG

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 11:49 PM, Detweiler, Dick <Dick.Detweiler@avocent.com> wrote:
Having dug a little deeper into the IPMI spec, I note that the resource
problem is generated at the very beginning of ipmitool establishing a
session as the managed system sends the error in its RAKP message 2
response.  The spec says 'On error, the remote console can attempt to
correct the error.

Can or does ipmitool attempt to correct a resource issue? Can I alter
its behavior via flags or other methods of invoking ipmitool?  Is there
something I can do before sending an ipmitool fru print command to free
resources on the managed system?  For instance, I notice there is a
'Clear Message Flags' command that talks about clearing 'the associated
buffer full / message available flags' and flushing 'unread data from
the Receive Message Queue or Event Message Buffer'.   Can this command
help free resources on a managed system?  Can I use ipmitool to invoke
it?

Thanks for your time,
Dick

-----Original Message-----
From: Detweiler, Dick
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 7:36 AM
To: ipmitool-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: RE: [Ipmitool-devel] RAKP Insufficient Resources response from
aniDRACm610 blade...

Andy/Al,

Thanks for all your help.  It ends up I'm back where I started.  A
little bit more on what I'm doing.  I'm testing with 5 iDrac blades in a
Dell m1000e chassis.  My program basically uses ipmitool to query an IP
range that includes all those BMC's.  Some of the IP's in the range
don't have ipmi servers listening on the other end (the chassis for
instance)

ipmitool works fine the first time through after I've power cycled the
servers.  The next time, I begin to see resource problems with either
lan or lanplus mode.  My suspicion is I'm either not closing ipmi
connections I need to be closing or I'm not respecting some timing.
Since I'm in the order of seconds between ipmi commands, I can't imagine
it's a timing issue.  I've assumed ipmitool takes care of closing
connections but maybe I'm assuming too much?  Is there an easy way for
me to see if the server is ready for another request or a command to
close an ipmi session I'm not aware of?

Thanks,

Dick


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