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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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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Supermicro IPMI and Windows Share

I am trying to do a Windows Share for a Supermicro IPMI. I go to "Virtual Media" and then "CD-ROM image". I need to enter: Share to host: Path to Image: User: Password: I know to enter my Windows ...
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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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Can't get IPMI sensor data

I have SuperMicro 1U 6016T-MTHF with Winbond WPCM450 BMC server. Here's my problem: root@foo:~# ipmitool -I open sensor FAN 1 | 8281.000 | RPM | ok | 400.000 | 576.000 | ...
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How to utilize IPMI on Windows?

My organization is primarily a Dell shop running Windows. Most are recent models that support IPMI 2.0. (Dell 1950, for example). At a minimum I'd like to use IPMI to perform remote chassis power ...
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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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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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Using Supermicro IPMI behind a Proxy?

This is a SuperMicro server with a X8DT3 motherboard which contains an On-board IPMI BMC. In this case, the BMC is a Winbond WPCM450). I believe many Dell servers use this a similar BMC model. A ...
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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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How to configure ipmi on sun fire x2100

I've recently been asked to look after a Sun Fire X2100 running Solaris 10, which is sitting in a rack on the other side of the world from me. It's running fine at present, but the hosts don't have ...
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Change Boot Order Remotely

Using Windows Share, I was able to connect media in order to do an OS reload using IPMI. However, I also need to change the boot order of the server. My issue is that I cannot seem to get to the ...
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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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Securing a SuperMicro IPMI BMC

I've recently acquired a SuperMicro X8DTU-F motherboard, which has a built-in BMC, which basically runs the IPMI system. It turns out to be a small Linux system running on an ARM processor. ...
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CentOS w/ IPMI not responding to input?

I just installed CentOS Release 6.2 (Final) on one of our machines, however after rebooting post install, the system seems unresponsive to any input. It is sitting at "testsrv login:" but nothing ...
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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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IPMI sensor data retrieve from HP Superdome (sx2000) with IPMI tool

i'm trying to extract data sensor from a HP Superdome (sx2000) using the protocol IPMI over LAN. I enabled the IPMI protocol and i setup the password for IPMI protocol on the Superdome. I'm using ...
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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 ...
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IBM bladecenter blade IMM logs

We have an IBM bladenter H with heterogeneous blades running RHEL 6. Is it possible to download and clear the on-blade IMM logs via IBM supplied command line tools such as ipmitool, asu, dsa or other ...
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Cannot access dedicated IPMI on Supermicro X8DTT-HEF+

Just got this machine and want to use the IPMI. Each node has a dedicated IPMI port. I have enabled it in BIOS and assigned it an IP address. Even directly connected to it both with and without ...
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IPMI client for Windows

Do you know a IPMI client for Windows supporting the protocol IPMI over Lan version 1.5? I want extract sensors data(fan speed, temperature) from a HP Integrity Superdome with the IPMI over lan ...
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Compaq ILO over SSH to Vmware - How to press ALT-F1

I have a Compaq DL380 G4 running an ILO on a shared ethernet port, so I only have SSH access. On this machine I have VMWare vSphere 4. I can ssh into the ILO, issue remcons, and see the lovely ...
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SuperMicro IPMI BMC Security - Disable HTTP

On my SuperMicro Server, using a H8SCM motherboard i have an IPMI Card The IPMI card uses version 2.0 and running the 2.37 firmware The problem i have is that i find no feasible way to disable port ...
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Supermicro + IPMI + FreeBSD: Kernel prints at 1-bps

I am running FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE. The machine is a Supermicro 5015M with a IPMI 2.0 daughterboard. When I boot this host, the boot process proceeds fine. I see the BIOS, the RAID BIOS, the first and ...
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OS Install Using IPMI Tool

I am working on a script which would allow me to reload the OS on my machine without having to use the IPMI, attach media, hit the DEL key, boot to media, etc. I know once I get media attached using ...
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IPMI: What is “Planar” temperature?

I'm digging through the output of ipmitool sdr list on a Dell PE R710 - and I see there's a sensor reading named "Planar Temp" - which reads higher than the ambient temperature but lower than the CPU ...
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Running ipmitool as a non-root user

I want to monitor some hardware-related data on a headless CentOS6 server. More specifically, things like voltages, fan speeds, thermal data... Since the server is headless, the best way I found to ...
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Command server reboot using serial port or other method

I manage 3 windows servers for my dad's business, and occasionally they lock up. I work remotely and would like to send commands to the motherboard to reboot using the buttons on the chasis. I have ...
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How to find IPMI devices?

I am trying to install Hardware Management as per instructions on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781099%28WS.10%29.aspx and am getting the error in step 4 "An IPMI device has been ...
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What's the difference between IPMI cycle and reset?

What's the difference between restarting a machine using chasis power cycle versus chasis power reset ?
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What's the use of all these redundant IPMI system management inroads?

I think this applies to various server hardware. My IBM here has 3 different ways of managing the system with IPMI and related technologies: 1) Standard IPMI connectors which I can connect to with ...
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Does IPMI always include KVM?

Does IPMI always include KVM? Is it always able to mount remote .ISO's and show viewport image?
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TYAN - FT48B8812 IKVM AST2050 non-functional, workarounds, alternatives

I've bought a FT48B8812 system. It contains an IKVM chipset. However the software is really poor quality. The main things that don't work are: Supposed to provide SSL web interface - doesn't exist. ...
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Linux: Why does Single User mode work on Serial Console but not on the attached Keyboard/Video/Monitor?

I have a Scientific Linux 6.1 system, which on a Supermicro server which supports IPMI. It's also running with Upstart, which affects how serial consoles work. My system has a serious problem which ...
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Getting LCD message through IPMI form Dell Server (Poweredge R710)

I'm exploring the IPMI interface (using ipmitool on ubuntu 11.10, remotely over LAN) and can perform various operations however, I can't view the status message displayed on the LCD. ipmitool ...
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How to serial-over-lan past “Loading initial ramdisk”?

I'd like to use "ipmitool ... sol activate" to record any kernel panics that may happen. I managed to keep GRUB2 in text-mode with "GRUB_TERMINAL=console" in /etc/default/grub. But right after the ...
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Is it possible to restart a supermicro kvm with ipmitool? (the kvm not the server)

The KVM on my supermicro motherboard seems to have crashed or is otherwise not answering network requests on it's assigned IP address. I need to try to restart the KVM (not the server). Is this ...
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IPMI Card loses network connection on server powerup/powerdown

Here is what happens. Server is powered down but can get access to the IMPI card. Within the IPMI utility I tell the server to power up. When I tell the server to power up the network connection is ...
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I keep getting an IPMI error when doing console redirection

I did have the remote management portion of IPMI working locally and externally but it is now giving me an "Usage: java RConsoleApp <Aster Card IP> <Port>" error message. This is a Tyan ...
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SuperMicro BMC on OpenSuSE Linux --cannot access from LAN

I have an (old) SMC-001 IPMI device on an (old) X6DVL-EG2 motherboard. My problem is that I cannot access the BMC from LAN. I'm also getting some interesting output from ipmitool. First, the setup. ...
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Configuring RADIUS or LDAP on Supermicro (ATEN) IPMI

I'm trying to get our new server, a X8DTN+-F's IMPI configured to talk to our authentication servers. The two choices are LDAP and RADIUS. I'm debugging this by looking at packet captures, as it ...
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Supermicro IPMI SSL

I have a Supermicro X9SCA-F serverboard and I'm trying to secure Super Doctor III IPMI by using SSL. I generated my own certs (done this many times before), uploaded via the web interface, then it ...
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DHCPDISCOVER requests from an off-by-one MAC address

In a Linux DHCP server I'm getting a bunch of these log lines: dhcpd: DHCPDISCOVER from 00:30:48:fe:5c:9c via eth1: network 192.168.2.0/24: no free leases I don't have any machines with ...
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Network interfaces gone after first boot, keyboard not working in IPMI Remote Control

I can install Ubuntu 10.10 and 10.04.2 through Supermicro IPMI remote console just fine but after the installer finishes and system reboots, the keyboard does not work through Remote Console window. ...
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IPMI not fucntioning with Network Bonding

I am having problems with running IPMI on my servers that have network bonding enabled. Platform: CentOS release 5.3 (Final) Kernel: 2.6.18-92.el5 64bit Dell PowerEdge 1950 Ethernet ...
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Purpose of ipmitool

what is the purpose of ipmitool. You can configure ipmi via the bios and it should be OS independent? I should be able to utlize all of the features of ipmi on a computer even if ipmitool is not ...