Bug 1262890 - RFE: ipmitool should return unsupported message string vs invalid command for unsupported features
RFE: ipmitool should return unsupported message string vs invalid command for...
Status: NEW
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ipmitool (Show other bugs)
7.2
All Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Josef Ridky
Rachel Sibley
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Reported: 2015-09-14 10:46 EDT by Rachel Sibley
Modified: 2017-09-27 23:20 EDT (History)
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Feature: ipmitool Reason: change unsupported message string Result: current message string is misleading
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Description Rachel Sibley 2015-09-14 10:46:44 EDT
Description of problem:

Certain hardware does not support all ipmitool commands, for example on the HP Moonshot, you will get an error after executing certain unsupported commands.  The message string is misleading and is a catch-all for all unsupported features.  The invalid command result may mislead the customer to think they executed the command incorrectly vs executing on unsupported hardware.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# rpm -q ipmitool
ipmitool-1.8.13-8.el7_1.x86_64

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Execute an unsupported command, ie;
# ipmitool chassis identify
Set Chassis Identify failed: Invalid command

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Actual results:
Set Chassis Identify failed: Invalid command

Expected results:
Set Chassis Identify failed: Unsupported command

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