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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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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Configuring SuperMicro IPMI to use one of the LAN interfaces instead of the IPMI port?

The SuperMicro X8SIE-F board has two dedicated LAN interfaces for the operating system (LAN1/2) and one dedicated LAN interface for IPMI. Is it possible to configure IPMI to use one of the LAN1/2 ...
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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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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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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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IPMI sdr entity 8 (memory module) only showing 3 records?

I've got two Dell PE R710's - A has a single socket and 3 DIMMs in one bank B has both sockets and 6 (2 banks @ 3 DIMMs) filled The output from "ipmitool sdr entity 8" confuses me - according to ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I find out if my server has IPMI of some sort?

I've never seen a Linux server I admin. How can I find out if it has IPMI of some sort installed? I tried answering my own question by installing ipmitool: Setting up ipmitool (1.8.9-2) ... Starting ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Does Supermicro IPMI require OnBoard video to be enabled?

Title pretty much says it all. I am using a supermicro board with integrated IPMI support. When I connect remotely I can take control of the mouse and keyboard but the video is totally black (no ...
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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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Linux: Print all messages to primary console *and* secondary console (monitor/KVM)?

I run Linux (Red Hat-based, CentOS, SL, versions 5 & 6) on a variety of Supermicro and other whitebox servers. Some have IPMI, some do not. Some of these systems are attached to a ...
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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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Supermicro IPMI on MBD-X8DAH+-F-O motherboard. Keyboard and mouse do not work after booting Windows Server 2008 R2

Hell Everyone, I built a server with the mentioned motherboard. I installed Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise on this server. IPMI is integrated on the motherboard with its own dedicated NIC. I've ...
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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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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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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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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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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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how to install OS remotly using Supermicro IPMI?

I have detected server that I can access using supermicro IPMI. I need to reinstall the OS (linux centos 5) because the current OS cannot boot (kernel panic problems). how can I do that?
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SuperMicro IPMI through OpenBSD PF Firewall

I'm trying to access a SuperMicro IPMI card that is behind an OpenBSD bridged firewall. A couple pieces of information: The OpenBSD firewall itself has a SuperMicro IPMI that I can access across ...
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Nested RDP and VMWare and ILO console sessions: keystroke repetition and latency

I'm working on a remote server installation entirely through ILO (but this also applies to IPMI and VMWare console sessions). Due to the software application and environment, my access is restricted ...
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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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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 ...
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What does the following IPMI error mean: Processor /CATERR (#0x68)

I have seen this error on a system with a Nehalem server motherboard. When it happens, the system freezes and will eventually reboot. The full error is: Processor /CATERR (#0x68) ...
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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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Is there a way to route HDMI output via LAN in IPMI?

I know that PCoIP can route display, sound and power controls over Ethernet to a remote user. But for my new workstation, the vendor is not providing PCoIP support but only IPMI. I want to know that ...
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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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Error loading interface lanplus (ipmitool on CentOS)

I'm having trouble specifying the lanplus interface for the ipmitool program. I issue a command such as ipmitool -I lanplus -U USER -P PASSWORD -H 10.16.0.253 sol activate and I am given the ...
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Is this normal behavior of the fans in an HP Proliant DL160G5?

We had an HP Proliant DL160G5 racked in a datacenter that after an year of good work started to show instabilities that we couldn't trace down to specific hardware elements. When doing an hardware ...
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Using IPMI inside a python script (OpenIPMI)

I'd like to use IPMI to set machines to PXE boot (i.e. ipmitool -I lan -U username -P password -H ipaddress chassis bootdev pxe) and then power cycle them (i.e. ipmitool -I lan -U username -P password ...
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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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How can I tell which interface my Supemicro IPMI is piggybacking on?

I've used IPMI before, but only on servers where the IPMI interface had a dedicated ethernet port. I've got an Ubuntu 10.04 server with two ethernet cards, which is supposed to have an IPMI interface ...
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How do I redirect the kernel console output on Ubuntu 10.04

When I reboot my Ubuntu 10.04 nodes, I'd like to be able to see the kernel boot messages when connecting to the IPMI interfaces using Serial Over LAN mode (ttyS0). What do I need to do to be able to ...
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Multi-Boot through IPMI possible?

I want to setup a cluster. On each machine Windows XP and Linux should be installed and the OS should be selectable by a boat loader (e.g. grub). All machines have IPMI cards. Is it possible when ...
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agetty IPMI serial console on RHEL respawning too fast

I have a dell poweredge 2970 server with a serial console over ip enabled on the first ethernet. The server with Red Hat enteprise 5.4 is configured to have console over ttyS1 in grub ...
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IPMI: Chassis and BMC fail selftest, how can I fix this?

I've got an Intel linux cluster with IPMI interfaces on the nodes. Lately, the IPMI interfaces have been acting flaky. For example, I can no longer use IPMI commands to get the nodes to PXE boot, and ...
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Is it possible to reset the password on a SuperMicro IPMI interface?

Is it possible to reset the password on a SuperMicro IPMI interface? My motherboard is model X8STI-F.
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IPMI on HP Proliant DL120 G5

I have a question: Our HP Proliant DL120 G5 have 2 cards, one for networking and the other used with ipmi. Is there any way to use only the network card for both, data traffic and IPMI? (In this way ...