I am trying to configure IPMI in my HP ProLiant Servers. Configuration looks successful , but somewhat confused with the 'Administrator' user account .
Following are some information on IPMI in one of my server:
# ipmitool user list 2 ID Name Callin Link Auth IPMI Msg Channel Priv Limit 1 Administrator true false true ADMINISTRATOR 2 admin true false true USER 3 (Empty User) true false false NO ACCESS 4 (Empty User) true false false NO ACCESS ______________________________ ]# ipmitool channel getciphers ipmi 2 ID IANA Auth Alg Integrity Alg Confidentiality Alg 0 N/A none none none 1 N/A hmac_sha1 none none 2 N/A hmac_sha1 hmac_sha1_96 none 3 N/A hmac_sha1 hmac_sha1_96 aes_cbc_128
The confusion is regarding the password for Administrator Account. Do I need to set the password for Administrator account or by default if any password is Set ? For HP Servers that supports ILO , i think it comes with A random, eight-character, alphanumeric string which is printed on a little cardboard card attached to the server . Is this is the password for Administrator Account ? .
Also One more clarification needed regarding the 'Administrator' account is it disabled by default for logging to the IPMI enabled device remotely. I am getting the following error.
#ipmitool -I lanplus -H 192.168.2.153 -U Administrator sel elist Password:
Error: Unable to establish IPMI v2 / RMCP+ session
Get SEL Info command failed
But if I try to connect using the 'admin' user that I created it works fine
# ipmitool -I lanplus -H 192.168.2.153 -U admin -L USER sel elist
SEL has no entries
Please clarify .