IPMIView on a current Mac OS (10.13.4)

Yes, I know… Nobody does use IPMI any more… There are so many better solutions.

And yes: You are like me: You are stuck to IPMI due to various reasons but do not want to install a Windows VM for this crap?

Here’s my solution (you need to know how to use the Terminal.app):

  • Download IPMIView for Linux from SuperMicro (yeah, Google’s your friend… Thomas Krenn actually also provides a download link
  • Unzip/Tar it to a folder of your choice (IPMI_TAR_DIRECTORY)
  • brew install jenv (you have HomeBrew installed, don’t you?)
  • mkdir -p ~/.jenv/versions (I have no idea why the homebrew script doesn’t do this, but…
  • echo 'export PATH="$HOME/.jenv/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.zshrc
  • echo 'eval "$(jenv init -)"' >> ~/.zshrc (change both accordingly if you make use of bash. See jenv-Website for details)
  • brew tap caskroom/versions; brew install java6
  • open a new terminal window, to get the jenv-environment in place
  • jenv add /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home
  • jenv local 1.6 (that’s now part of your IPMI-Dir)
  • cd ..; cd - (just to re-enter the directory)
  • java -jar IPMIView20.jar
  • have fun!

I have also installed an Automator-script (just a new workflow that performs a shell script) and saved it as an application. I moved this application into my Dock and now I’m happy.
If you also want to change Automator’s script icon, I recommend the small app Image2Icon (Mac App Store).