Event ID 1000 — IPMI Driver Functionality

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The IPMI driver supplies the IPMI WMI provider with data from the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC).

The IPMI driver is a Windows Driver Model (WDM) kernel mode driver that communicates with the BMC by using Keyboard Controller Style (KCS). For more information about driver installation, see Installation and Configuration for Windows Remote Management. The IPMI driver appears in the Device Manager as Microsoft SMBIOS Generic IPMI Compliant Device.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 1000
Version: 6.1
Symbolic Name: BMC_ERR_MSG
Message: During communication with the IPMI BMC device, the system detected that the BMC entered an error state. The driver attempted to set the BMC state to a working state but failed to do so. After 20 successive attempts, the driver has set the IPMI device to a non working state. It is recommended that you seek assistance from the BMC device manufacturer.


Return IPMI Driver to a working state

You can return the device instance to the working state by disabling and enabling the IPMI device instance labeled Microsoft Generic IPMI Compliant Device. You can locate the IPMI device instance within the Device Manager user interface. If this does not work, contact the hardware vendor.


To test that the IPMI driver is functioning correctly, check that it loaded successfully and check that the RequestResponseEx method of the Microsoft_IPMI WMI class returns a CompletionCode of 0 (Command completed normally.)

To check that the driver loaded successfully:

  1. Click Start, then click on Start Search.
  2. Type Device Manager and click Enter to open the Device Manager window.
  3. Open the System devices node and locate Microsoft Generic IPMI Compliant Device.
  4. Note whether there is an exclamation mark beside the device name. If there is no exclamation mark, the driver has loaded successfully.



IPMI Driver Functionality

Management Infrastructure