IPMCTL User Guide

Introduction

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.

Functionality includes:

  • 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

Architecture Diagram: