Is it possible to reset the password on a SuperMicro IPMI interface? My motherboard is model X8STI-F.
Supermicro IPMI BMCs are some of the most erratic and troublesome units I've ever worked with. You should always use the utilities and tools provided by Supermicro before attempting a fix with universal tools such as IPMITool.
It is not necessary to reset the entire unit as others have suggested.
If you have physical access to the server, follow these simple steps to reset the ADMIN password on your IPMI:
I have reset the ADMIN IPMI password on dozens of Supermicro servers. Of all the methods I've tried, this is the only procedure that works 100% of the time.
Note: If you already have Windows or Linux installed on your system, then you can skip steps 1, 3 and 4 and merely execute the commands in steps 5 and 6 using the appropriate executable. If you are using Linux and you encounter
The following commands work on CentOS 6:
Remember that the command
Best way is to reset to defaults and clear FRU&LAN with SuperMicro native tool, like so:
(All this may take a few seconds to take effect, so wait between commands!)
Now turn off the DHCP setting restored from factory defaults with
then, restore your network settings with:
I've noticed, that sometimes, you need to reset BMC unit for it to take effect. Just today, was unable to ping my server's IPMI IP address set via ipmicfg utility until after BMC reset:
You'll have to configure the IP/Netmask/Gateway again with the same tool, but this is the only way I could make it work.
You can get the appropriate version for your OS from SuperMicro FTP:
If you rarely use the IPMI interface it's possible it's still using the default username/password ADMIN/ADMIN (case sensitive).
I just had to deal with this same issue yesterday, I was not able to log into my SuperMicro IPMI web interface because I had not used it frequently and forgot the password. The command in Insyte's answer did not work for me but it was close. This command worked to reset the ADMIN account's password:
The number 2 there is the user id. The ADMIN account defaults to user id 2. So I'm setting user id 2's password to ADMIN which is the default, but you could put any other password there.
Thank you to Insyte for pointing me on the right track of using ipmitool, after a few searches online I was able to find this working command. Hopefully it will help someone else that stumbles on this question.
If you access it locally you can specify a new password. On Linux this would be done via
ipmitool -I open lan set 1 password NEWPASSWORD
If you don't know which channel is your ethernet interface, just page through them one at at time, like so:
# ipmitool -I open channel info 1 Channel 0x1 info: Channel Medium Type : 802.3 LAN Channel Protocol Type : IPMB-1.0 Session Support : multi-session Active Session Count : 0 Protocol Vendor ID : 7154 Volatile(active) Settings Alerting : disabled Per-message Auth : disabled User Level Auth : enabled Access Mode : always available Non-Volatile Settings Alerting : disabled Per-message Auth : disabled User Level Auth : enabled Access Mode : always available
Note that the medium type is "802.3 LAN". That's the one you want. Other channels may look like this:
# ipmitool -I open channel info 2 Channel 0x2 info: Channel Medium Type : Serial/Modem Channel Protocol Type : IPMB-1.0 Session Support : single-session Active Session Count : 0 Protocol Vendor ID : 7154 # ipmitool -I open channel info 3 Channel 0x3 info: Channel Medium Type : System Interface Channel Protocol Type : KCS Session Support : session-less Active Session Count : 0 Protocol Vendor ID : 7154