ipmctl is an open source utility created and maintained by Intel to manage Intel® Optane™ persistent memory modules.
ipmctl, works on both Linux and Windows. The full project is open source and can be seen on GitHub. In this guide we will refer to Intel® Optane™ memory modules simply as modules or persistent memory modules.
ipmctl refers to the following interface components:
libipmctl: An Application Programming Interface (API) library for managing persistent memory modules.
ipmctl: A Command Line Interface (CLI) application for configuring and managing persistent memory modules from the command line.
ipmctl-monitor: A monitor daemon/system service for monitoring the health and status of persistent memory modules.
Discover Intel Optane persistent memory modules on the platform
Provision the platform memory configuration
Learn more about operating modes in this video
View and update module firmware
Configure data-at-rest security
Monitor module health
Track performance of modules
Debug and troubleshoot modules
To learn more about how ipmctl works with the hardware see the Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory OS Provisioning Specification, which describes all the firmware interface commands used for this operation.