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I have a SupoerMicro board with ipmi, where I have some problems in communication using the LAN channel.

The server is running PFsense (netbsd) and I can sendt commands to the local ipmi controller by using IPMI tool. In the beginning I was able to set parameters, but at one point it hangs, and in some way got out of sync.

lan print 1
Set in Progress         : Set Complete
Auth Type Support       : NONE MD2 MD5 PASSWORD
Auth Type Enable        : Callback : MD2 MD5 PASSWORD
                        : User     : MD2 MD5 PASSWORD
                        : Operator : MD2 MD5 PASSWORD
                        : Admin    : MD2 MD5 PASSWORD
                        : OEM      : MD2 MD5 PASSWORD
IP Address Source       : Static
IP Address              : 0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask             : 0.0.0.0
MAC Address             : 00:00:00:00:00:00
SNMP Community String   : public
IP Header               : TTL=0x00 Flags=0x00 Precedence=0x00 TOS=0x00
BMC ARP Control         : ARP Responses Enabled, Gratuitous ARP Disabled
Default Gateway IP      : 0.0.0.0
Default Gateway MAC     : 00:08:74:ef:76:81
Backup Gateway IP       : 0.0.0.0
Backup Gateway MAC      : 00:00:00:00:00:00
802.1q VLAN ID          : 40
802.1q VLAN Priority    : 0
RMCP+ Cipher Suites     : 0,1,2,3,6,7,8,11,12
Cipher Suite Priv Max   : aaaaXXaaaXXaaXX
                        :     X=Cipher Suite Unused
                        :     c=CALLBACK
                        :     u=USER
                        :     o=OPERATOR
                        :     a=ADMIN
                        :     O=OEM

I can with out problems set the SNMP Community string or the VLAN ID, but I can't set the vlan to off or setting IP Adress, Subnet Mask.

When trying I get this error:

LAN Parameter Data does not match!  Write may have failed.

I have tried a bmc cold reboot / warm reboot and tried so setting the lan mode using raw parameters


X8 ATEN 
to get lan mode 
ipmicfg -raw 0x30 0x70 0x0c 0 
to set lan mode dedicated 
ipmicfg -raw 0x30 0x70 0x0c 1 1 0 
to set lan mode onboard/shared 
ipmicfg -raw 0x30 0x70 0x0c 1 1 1 
to set lan mode failover 
ipmicfg -raw 0x30 0x70 0x0c 1 1 2 

But nothing helps.

It could be related to this question, Supermicro IPMI no network, but he got no solution.

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So, the problem was an old firmware on the supermicro board. After upgrading the hardware, the problem disappeared.

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