lsslp - Discovers selected networked services information within the same subnet.


lsslp [-h| –help]

lsslp [-v| –version]

lsslp [noderange] [-V] [-i ip[,ip..]][-w][-r|-x|-z][-n][-s CEC|FRAME|MM|IVM|RSA|HMC|CMM|IMM2|FSP][-t tries][-I][-C counts][-T timeout][–vpdtable]


The lsslp command discovers selected service types using the -s flag. All service types are returned if the -s flag is not specified. If a specific IP address is not specified using the -i flag, the request is sent out all available network adapters. The optional -r, -x, -z and –vpdtable flags format the output. If you can’t receive all the hardware, please use -T to increase the waiting time.

NOTE: SLP broadcast requests will propagate only within the subnet of the network adapter broadcast IPs specified by the -i flag.


noderange The nodes which the user want to discover.
If the user specify the noderange, lsslp will just return the nodes in the node range. Which means it will help to add the new nodes to the xCAT database without modifying the existed definitions. But the nodes’ name specified in noderange should be defined in database in advance. The specified nodes’ type can be frame/cec/hmc/fsp/bpa. If the it is frame or cec, lsslp will list the bpa or fsp nodes within the nodes(bap for frame, fsp for cec). Please do not use noderange with the flag -s.

-i IP(s) the command will send out (defaults to all available adapters).

-h Display usage message.

-n Only display and write the newly discovered hardwares.

-u Do unicast to a specified IP range. Must be used with -s and –range.
The -u flag is not supported on AIX.
–range Specify one or more IP ranges. Must be use in unicast mode.
It accepts multiple formats. For example,, 40-41.1-2.3-4.1-100. If the range is huge, for example,, lsslp may take a very long time for node scan. So the range should be exactly specified.

-r Display Raw SLP response.

-C The number of the expected responses specified by the user.
When using this flag, lsslp will not return until the it has found all the nodes or time out. The default max time is 3 secondes. The user can use -T flag the specify the time they want to use. A short time will limite the time costing, while a long time will help to find all the nodes.

-T The number in seconds to limite the time costing of lsslp.

-s Service type interested in discovering.

-t Number or service-request attempts.

–vpdtable Output the SLP response in vpdtable formatting. Easy for writting data to vpd table.

-v Command Version.

-V Verbose output.

-w Writes output to xCAT database.

-x XML format.

-z Stanza formated output.

-I Give the warning message for the nodes in database which have no SLP responses.
Please note that this flag noly can be used after the database migration finished successfully.


0 The command completed successfully.

1 An error has occurred.


  1. To list all discovered HMC service types in tabular format, enter:
lsslp -s HMC

Output is similar to:

device type-model serial-number ip-addresses   hostname
HMC    7310CR2    103F55A      hmc01
HMC    7310CR2    105369A      hmc02
HMC    7310CR3    KPHHK24      hmc03
  1. list all discovered FSP service types in raw response format on subnet, enter:
lsslp -i -s CEC -r

Output is similar to:

(type=cec-service-processor),(serial-number=10A3AEB),(machinetype-model=9117-570),(fru-serial-number=YL11C5338102),(hostname=),(frame-number=0),(cage-number=0),(ip-address=,,(web-url= ), (slot=1),(bpc-machinetype-model=0),(bpc-serial-number=0),(Image=fips240/b0630a_0623.240)
(type=cec-service-processor),(serial-number=10A3E2B),(machinetype-model=9117-570),(fru-serial- number=YL11C5338250),(hostname=),(frame-number=0),(cage-number=0),(ip-address=,, (web-url= ),(slot=1),(bpc-machinetype-model=0),(bpc-serial-number=0),(Image=fips240/b0630a_0623.240)
  1. To list all discovered MM service types in XML format and write the output to the xCAT database, enter:
lsslp -s MM -x -w

Output is similar to:

  1. To list all discovered service types in stanza format and write the output to the xCAT database, enter:
lsslp -z -w

Output is similar to:

objtype=node hcp=c76v1hmc02 nodetype=hmc mtm=7315CR2 serial=10407DA ip= groups=hmc,all mgt=hmc mac=00:1a:64:fb:7d:50 hidden=0
objtype=node hcp= nodetype=fsp mtm=9125-F2A serial=0262662 side=A-0 otherinterfaces= groups=fsp,all mgt=fsp id=4 parent=Server-9125-F2A-SN0262662 mac=00:1a:64:fa:01:fe hidden=1
objtype=node hcp=Server-8205-E6B-SN1074CDP nodetype=cec mtm=8205-E6B serial=1074CDP groups=cec,all mgt=fsp id=0 hidden=0
objtype=node hcp= nodetype=bpa mtm=9458-100 serial=99201WM side=B-0 otherinterfaces= groups=bpa,all mgt=bpa id=0 mac=00:09:6b:ad:19:90 hidden=1
objtype=node hcp=Server-9125-F2A-SN0262652 nodetype=frame mtm=9125-F2A serial=0262652 groups=frame,all mgt=fsp id=5 hidden=0
  1. To list all discovered service types in stanza format and display the IP address, enter:
lsslp -w

Output is similar to:


  1. To list all the CECs, enter:
lsslp -s CEC

device type-model serial-number side ip-addresses hostname FSP 9117-MMB 105EBEP A-1 FSP 9117-MMB 105EBEP B-1 CEC 9117-MMB 105EBEP Server-9117-MMB-SN105EBEP

  1. To list all the nodes defined in database which have no SLP response.
lsslp -I

Output is similar to:

These nodes defined in database but can’t be discovered: f17c00bpcb_b,f17c01bpcb_a,f17c01bpcb_b,f17c02bpcb_a,

device type-model serial-number side ip-addresses hostname bpa 9458-100 BPCF017 A-0 f17c00bpca_a bpa 9458-100 BPCF017 B-0 f17c00bpcb_a

  1. To find the nodes within the user specified. Please make sure the noderange input have been defined in xCAT database.
   lsslp CEC1-CEC3
or lsslp CEC1,CEC2,CEC3

  device  type-model  serial-number  side  ip-addresses     hostname
  FSP     9A01-100    0P1P336        A-0
  FSP     9A01-100    0P1P336        B-0
  FSP     9A01-100    0P1P336        A-1
  FSP     9A01-100    0P1P336        B-1
  CEC     9A01-100    0P1P336                              CEC1
  FSP     8233-E8B    1040C7P        A-0
  FSP     8233-E8B    1040C7P        B-0
  FSP     8233-E8B    1040C7P        A-1
  FSP     8233-E8B    1040C7P        B-1
  CEC     8233-E8B    1040C7P                              CEC2
  FSP     8205-E6B    1000ECP        A-0
  FSP     8205-E6B    1000ECP        B-0
  FSP     8205-E6B    1000ECP        A-1
  FSP     8205-E6B    1000ECP        B-1
  CEC     8205-E6B    1000ECP                              CEC3
  1. To list all discovered CMM in stanza format, enter: lsslp -s CMM -m -z
objtype=node mpa=e114ngmm1 nodetype=cmm mtm=98939AX serial=102537A groups=cmm,all mgt=blade hidden=0 otherinterfaces= hwtype=cmm
  1. To use lsslp unicast, enter: lsslp -u -s CEC –range 40-41.1-2.1-2.1-2