Hardware monitoring via IPMI

Is it possible to interface with IPMI or tools like SMCIPMITool in order to retrieve vendor hardware info? A Google search comes up with NMS-3521 but that issue appears to be of low interest. Supermicro isn’t listed in datacollection-config.xml either. Is there a better approach to hardware monitoring?

SystemExecuteMonitor maybe. Or, if the supermicro ipmi interface also exposes data via CIM, (ab)use the XMLCollector and get it that way.