Intelligent Platform Management Interface is a mechanism to manage and monitor computer hardware from the OS running on that hardware, or remotely over the network. It is implemented by a separate controller on the motherboard, called the Baseband Management Controller.

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understanding ipmitool(1) watchdog

I saw a following crontab entry on a server: /usr/bin/ipmitool mc watchdog reset According to ipmitool manual, it will reset the IPMI Management Controller watchdog timer. As I understand, this ...
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How to be able to use IPMI yet have graphics acceleration with a discrete graphics card?

In my lab, we have a compute server (two of them, but identical in config) running Fedora 19, built on the Supermicro H8QGI-F and 4 x AMD Opteron 6272s. It has an nVidia GT 610 discrete graphic card, ...
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How can I pass kernel arguments via PXE to an Ubuntu-like OS installer ISO?

I'm in a tough situation in which I need to perform a remote installation of a QuantaStor (Ubuntu-based - hiss) appliance onto hardware with limited out-of-band access functionality. The target ...
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IPMI on specific interface

I have this Intel server (S5400 board) with two NICs available for the OS. The first one is used publicly, the second is plugged into a management VPN. I'd like IPMI to occupy the second interface. I ...
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Check if an iLO board installed on a Windows machine

How can I check if a iLO-Board is installed on a Windowsmachine? I would like to do it via a script (python prefered). I thought about checking the connectionport. E.g.: If the iLO is connected via ...
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Supermicro IPMI unable to access through shared port

I have several supermicro servers (X8DTU-F, X7SPA-HF). I am using IPMI configuration with shared ethernet port (X7SPA-HF doesn't have dedicated port though). IPMI over ethernet is working perfectly. ...
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AST2150 Console Redirection (KVM over IP)

I am using AST2150 Base Board Management Controller which supports KVM over IP. It's connected to the network. Everything is good except the Console Redirection. The console redirection comes up as a ...
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Supermicro Smash power management commands don't work

SMASH power management commands don't work for me. For example, I've tried the following in attempt to power on the chassis: start /system1/pwrmgtsvc1 It says "start..done." but the server chassis ...
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Server management IPMI

I have a couple of server I would like to manage, and I will be using IPMI. My question is, what tool should I use? I know about IPMITool and such. But there are also some tools delivered with the ...
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IPMI… basic cabling

I know this is obvious to most, which is probably why Google was no help. I've never used IPMI. I'm not a server admin. I'm looking at setting up a small office server and noticed the mobo we're ...
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IPMI drivers missing

I am trying to monitor and manage some servers using OpenIPMI in Ubuntu, and for some reason, when I start the OpenIPMI service, it says: Starting ipmi drivers [fail] ...
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What is the difference between IDRAC, IPMI and ILO?

I sometimes hear my colleagues talking about IDRAC, IPMI and ILO when restarting a server.It seems that those terms are often misused. For instance, is there a difference between saying that you ...
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How can I manage hundreds of IPMI BMCs?

I have over 200 computers which can provide IPMI services. The servers are manufactured by several different companies (SuperMicro, Dell, etc.), and there are 6-7 BMC models from about 5 different ...
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HP DL165G7: NMI error

One of "my" DL165 G7 Proliants has rebooted out of the blue for the second time this month. The reboot was accompanied by these system event log entries in LightsOut: Event Type Date Time ...
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Monitoring servers using Dell OpenManage or IPMI

We have some Dell servers, 11th and 12th generation. These servers supports IPMI over LAN and Dell OpenManage. As I can see, I looks like I can get all the sensor data, from both OpenManage and IPMI. ...
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How do I re-enable the IPMI temperature sensors?

I've never had a problem reading temperature sensors with ipmitool on my server, but recently the temperature readings started showing up as disabled: # ipmitool sdr list Temp | disabled ...
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How to easily read IPMI data from a HP ML110 G4 server?

is there a windows application to read the IPMI data on my HP ML110 G4 server? I need to monitor the temperature levels. I can view raw IPMI data in the BIOS, but this is no use while the server is ...
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Access ESXi via the exclusive network management interface for an IPMI board

I would like to know if it's possible to access the ESXi configuration through vSphere using an dedicated network interface for IPMI connection with the motherboard. We have some Supermicro boards, ...
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/dev/ipmi0 does not exist R710 SLES 11 SP2

I have been searching without success to find how to get ipmitool to work. It is dependent on /dev/ipmi0 existing, however in my case it doesn't. Here's some information that I think would be helpful: ...
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Serial-Over-Lan with Dell R410. Invalid data field in request

It's a R410 with the latest BMC firmware. I can connect it from a MacBook. $ ipmitool -v -I lanplus -H 192.168.1.23 -U root user list Password: ID Name Callin Link Auth IPMI Msg ...
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How to find out the exact IPMI unit you have for firmware upgrade?

I have a Supermicro IPMI and I read you can use dmidecode to determine which one it is. But all I get for the info is: Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes System Information Manufacturer: ...
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IPMI: LAN Parameter Data does not match

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 ...
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IPMI console redirect (KVM) via java applet causes multiple keystrokes

I'm using a dell c6100 and can connect to the web based IPMI management tool, and I can get console redirection running via the java applet. But many keystrokes (especially enter) generate 2 or more ...
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Why would the IPMIEVD service start and then stop on a Sun x4100 system running Server 2008?

I've a system that was recently upgraded (within the last month) from Server 2003 to Server 2008. It's one of several identically configured systems, and the siblings are all happily in production ...
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Unattended Linux installation from PXE using IPMI

This is what I have: Kickstart server with multiple Linux distros on it. Multiple Supermicro server machines I'm connecting using IPMI. What I need: I need some way to run unattended installation ...
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SOL configuration on Tyan S8225

I'm trying to get Serial over LAN working on a Tyan S8225 motherboard running Linux. The idea is to be able to connect to it on another PC running Linux with the command ipmitool -I lanplus -H ...
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Can I use ipmitool to determine if an IPMI link is 'up'?

I am having a very frustrating time configuring the IPMI interface on a Supermicro box. Unfortunately with IPMI it is not always clear which interface is being used by the BMC. The Supermicro ...
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Supermicro IPMI KVM: connection failed

I have several Supermicro servers, and I can't connect to any of their KVM's through IPMI anymore; I keep getting 'connection failed'. I first noticed it with one, but trying others resulted in the ...
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What do these IPMI System Event Logs mean?

I'm currently trying to troubleshoot what seem to be hardware issues with a x3650 m3 machine. Using IPMItools, I'm reading recurring assertion events from sensor type: 0F, sensor no: B5 that repeat ...
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Supermicro IPMI card 3rd data port

What does the AOC-SIMLP-3(+) SuperMicro IPMI-card have in favor of the AOC-SIMLP-B(+)? I see that it has an additional LAN-Port, named as 3rd data port, but what is it actually used for and what are ...
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How to mount iso file with IPMI from another server?

I want to mount a ISO file which hosted on another server as virtual disk with IPMI. In web interface which has Share Host and etc, I cannot mount any file. ISO file path is /home/file.ISO on the ...
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ipmi on a supermicro mothercard

As newbie, I try to use IPMI with a supermicro mothercard x8dth-if, version 1.0 I decided to use the LAN1, not the dedicated IPMI LAN. In BIOS I set the address to 192.168.1.199 for IPMI. My OS is ...
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IPMI reports high values tempreture values of VRD1 and VRD2

I have a supermicro U2 server and its sensors report high temperature for VRD1 and VRD2 of 261 F, and next to it, it reports "Upper Non-recoverable". I googled this and I couldn't find any information ...
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Understanding IPMI - colo monitor required?

Im preparing to purchase a slew of servers from a vendor that touts 'IPMI 2.0' on the main board. I haven't bought any hardware in some time and I'm coming from a Dell/DRAC world where I need a KVM ...
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I need file upload to networkless OS with IPMI

Using an IPMI-mounted iso file, I've installed a simple Ubuntu remote server (no X, no Java, etc). However, the kernel has no driver for the NIC. So, after booting it, I am stuck. I've compiled the ...
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Entering BIOs Setup from Supermicro IPMI KVM

I'm having trouble getting into BIOs Setup from Supermicro IPMI "KVM" - Remote Control Console Redirection. I need to change the boot order to CDROM first. I'm running Windows 2008 server. After ...
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check_mk IPMI PCM sensor reading randomly fails

I use check_mk_agent for monitoring a server with IPMI and the freeipmi-tools installed. As far as I can see, the monitoring randomly detects no value returned by the IPMI Sensor ...
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With the Supermicro Embedded BMC, is it possible to connect to Serial Over Lan via SSH?

I have several dozen Supermicro servers which use the Supermicro Embedded BMC. The documentation on that page suggests that I can access the Serial Over LAN (Serial Console) over SSH: SMASH ...
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Are there any generic KVM over IP cards/chips for motherboards without any such capability?

I have a remote server that doesn't have any IP KVM capabilities, meaning I can't remotely power cycle it or access the BIOS. I saw that ASUS offers something for their motherboards here: ...
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Lost connection to both OS and IPMI after adding VLAN config in CentOS

I have a Supermicro X9DRD-IF motherboard with IPMI onboard. I'm completely losing network (both IPMI and OS) after adding VLAN support in OS network configuration. Network cable is connected into LAN1 ...
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ipmi - can't ping or remotely connect

I've tried configuring the IPMI controller to accept remote connections, but I can't even ping it. Here is its status: #/usr/local/bin/ipmitool lan print 2 Set in Progress : Set Complete ...
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IPMI - is it possible to boot a server

Is it possible to use IPMI to boot a cPCI server with a backplane? (in a similar fashion to Wake-on-LAN)?
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Is it possible to flash IPMI controller firmware from remote?

I just wondered if someone could install malicious firmware from remote on IPMI controllers (similar to a rootkit)? Is something like that possible? I though about installing a keylogger sending ...
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Server drops NIC and other PCI Devices

I have an old ASUS KFN32-D SLI/SAS dual socket-F motherboard that loves to randomly drop certain hardware on reboot. I upgraded the server about a year ago to have Dual Quadcore procs @ 2.5GHz with ...
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Force Dell iDracs and BMC's to use lanplus instead of lan interface

Is there a way to force my Dell BMCs and iDrac cards to only use the lanplus interface and not use the insecure "lan" interface. I understand that there are some "firewall" features in the IPMI spec. ...
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Restrict IPMI access on Dell BMC and iDRAC to an allowed IP range

I'm trying to secure the iDRAC's and BMC's on some of my Dell servers (R210, R410, R510). I want to restrict access to IPMI commands to only a few IP addresses. I've successfully restricted access to ...
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Cant access Dell BMC IPMI Over IP

I have Dell R210 with iDRAC BMC (new name for old BMC). Which is on-board feature with shared NIC (I believe). Server is on colocation and I didnt set it up before sent there... So I asked for the ...
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How IPMI works on Dell R210 server?

I have Dell R210 1U server (W2008R2 Enterprise).The box is currently in another country on colocation. I am thinking of moving it to another colocation. I was told that if my box supports IPMI I ...
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Remote Power On and IPMI Poweredge 2950

I have a poweredge 2950 server with a drac card that supports ipmi that i have set to share the connection with one of the nics but has a separate ip address. It is running esxi as the os and I was ...
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Support for virtual IPMI in a VM?

This might be a silly question, but... Is there any hypervisor or other virtualization solution which supports a "virtual IPMI" for virtual machines? I.e. would allow access to something that looks ...