IPMI – Cannot connect to IPMI host: [33554436] Unknown error 33554436

By default OpenIPMI is compiled with OpenSSL enabled which enables working with any privilege level: “callback” (1), “user” (2), “operator” (3), or “admin” (4).

Unfortunately Debian (and Ubuntu) OpenIPMI packages are compiled with ssl turned off which leads to only one available privilege level – “callback”.


Steps to fix on Debian, Ubuntu, Mint:

  1. cd /tmp
  2. apt-get source openipmi
  3. cd openipmi-2*
  4. edit file debian/rules
  5. find ./configure in section “config.status:”
    CFLAGS=”$(CFLAGS)” ./configure –host=$(DEB_HOST_GNU_TYPE) \
    add --with-openssl to ./configure:
    CFLAGS=”$(CFLAGS)” ./configure –with-openssl –host=$(DEB_HOST_GNU_TYPE) \
    also remove --without-openssl if that exists
  6. Optional: if you want to be debug openipmi library then comment out dh_strip, dh_compress lines.
  7. save file
  8. sudo dpkg-buildpackage
  9. cd ..
  10. sudo dpkg -i openipmi*.deb libopenipmi*.deb
  11. restart zabbix server


Credits: dimir

Source: https://support.zabbix.com/browse/ZBX-6139