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 which may have a dedicated NIC ...

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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 the ipmitool subcommands chassis power cycle versus chassis 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 ...
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can't access my supermicro IPMI remote console

This is my first post, this site it's great, and i hope you can help me with my problem. I have a supermicro MB X8STI-F and I can access the remote interface browse the server status and everything, ...
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Hardware to remotely reset a server which doesn't have a built in IPMI module?

I work for a hosting company, where we offer colocation services. Since we offer colocation for client hardware which we don't own, a lot of the client devices don't have an IPMI module to allow ...
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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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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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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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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 ...