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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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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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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/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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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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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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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 does IPMI sideband share the ethernet port with the host?

We have a number of Supermicro machines with IPMI/BMC features. Some of these machines use an onboard BMC, while others use an add-on card. We are looking into using sideband due to it's reduced ...
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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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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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Installing IPMI Bios onto supermicro

I have one of these: http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/QPI/5500/X8DTG-QF.cfm And IPMI is just not operating anymore, it had been at one point. It comes up as non functional in the BIOS ...
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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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Power management over IPMI and HP iLO2

I tried to reboot server over IPMI and the integrated service processor/BMC. It worked for IBM server with an Integrated Management Module (IMM), but failed with HP iLO2 (FW v2.05). I used ...
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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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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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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 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 ...