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ipmctl is a utility for configuring and managing Intel Optane DC persistent memory modules (DCPMM).

It supports functionality to:

  • Discover DCPMMs on the platform.
  • Provision the platform memory configuration.
  • View and update the firmware on DCPMMs.
  • Configure data-at-rest security on DCPMMs.
  • Track health and performance of DCPMMs.
  • Debug and troubleshoot DCPMMs.

ipmctl refers to the following interface components:

  • libipmctl: An Application Programming Interface (API) library for managing DCPMMs.
  • ipmctl: A Command Line Interface (CLI) application for configuring and managing DCPMMs from the command line.


01.00.00.xxxx stable branch

02.00.00.xxxx development branch, not for production


Some distributions include ipmctl allowing installation via their package manager. For example (on Fedora):

dnf install ipmctl

This will update the required dependencies.

For systems that cannot reach the Internet use another system to download the following rpms required to install ipmctl and then copy them to the original system (e.g. via thumb drive).

ipmctl.rpm, libipmctl.rpm, libsafec.rpm, ndctl, ndctl-libs, json-c.rpm


rpm –ivh *.rpm

EPEL 7 packages can be found at:

OpenSUSE and SLES packages can be found at:


ipmctl depends on libndctl (ndctl-libs).

It can be found here if not available as a package.


Specific Instructions Reported as Working on RHEL7.6, CentOS7.6 and Fedora 30.

Ipmctl has dependency on libsafec-devel, libndctl-devel and rubygem-asciidoctor

  • copr/jhli repo has libipmctl and its dependency, libsafec-devel.
    • cd /etc/yum.repos.d/

  * This should bring down both libipmctl and its dependency, libsafec-devel and 
  • epel repos has rubygem-asciidoctor
    • get the epel repos
 yum install
  • Enable extra packages in RHEL for ndctl-devel or any other dependencies
    • EPEL packages may depend on packages from these repositories:
# subscription-manager repos --enable "rhel-*-optional-rpms" --enable "rhel-*-extras-rpms"  --enable "rhel-ha-for-rhel-*-server-rpms"
  • Install the prerequisite packages

sudo yum install ndctl ndctl-libs ndctl-devel libsafec rubygem-asciidoctor

  • Either Follow ipmctl make, rpmbuild instructions, or install the ipmctl package


The latest stable Linux kernel version available is recommended.

ndctl package is required.

All other dependencies are widely available.

mkdir output && cd output
make -j all
sudo make install

build artifacts can be found in output/release

To build RPMs:

./ xx.xx.xx.xxxx

The RPMs will be in output/rpmbuild/RPMS/


Install Visual Studio 2017 (or newer). Be sure to install optional component:

  • Workloads -> Desktop Development with C++
  • Individual Components -> Compilers, build tools, and runtimes -> Visual C++ tools for CMake

Open as a CMake project. See:

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