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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Cannot modify default IMM password (SIGSEGV signal)

We cannot modify the default USERID/PASSW0RD on an IMM because when we try it modify the USERID's password with a logged in USERID user (that has the "max" rights) we get this message after clicking ...
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Accessing Supermicro IPMI via SSH

When you deal with Supermicro IPMI/BMC, you could access it via: HTTP(S) in your browser - seeing web pages with sensors/configs and java applet to run redirection console IPMI protocol (using ...
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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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Can't find IPMI mac address

The MAC address listed under ipmitool lan print seems to be incorrect, since there is no entry in the arp cache for the set ip address, 10.224.242.121: # arp 10.224.242.121 10.224.242.121 ...
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ipmi_si module is missing and can't be found

Looked all over google and stackoverflow; can't find an answer to this "simple" problem. Background: I have a Supermicro server running centos 6.5 kernal 2.6.32-431.29.2.el6.x86_64. I have been ...
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Can I use ipmitool to determine which 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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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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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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How to monitor and rebuild hardware RAID in ESXi?

I'm currently putting together some ideas for a new VMHost using ESXi with RAID 5 to replace 3 aging ESXi hosts that have no RAID. However I can't seem to find any good info explaining how to monitor ...
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How to disable ipmi over lan using ipmitool

I would like to know if it is possible to disable ipmi over lan via ipmitool. Setting the IP to 0.0.0.0 as stated here http://support.unitrends.com/ikm/questions.php?questionid=642 did not do what I ...
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Zabbix IPMI does not auth with Cisco C220 M3

server: Cisco C220 M3 Zabbix 2.4 Ubuntu 14.04 ipmitool works user1@zabbix3:~# ipmitool -I lanplus -H 192.168.1.45 -U admin -P Password1 -A MD5 sel SEL Information Version : 1.5 (v1.5, v2 compliant) ...
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Access IPMI / iLOM / iDRAC / any Java-based Remote Console applet via Proxy on OSX

This question is probably more of an OSX + Java / Proxy issue than a iLOM / DRAC / IPMI issue. I am able to set up SSH tunnels for access to a server management network which contains various servers ...
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supermicro servers - ipmi / nagios disk monitoring

I have several machines from this manufacturer in my group. I'm looking for a method / process to monitor disk health. IPMI doesn't seem to offer anything beyond fan speed and CPU temperature. Has ...
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IPMI web management on Supermicro not working: “Could not open device at /dev/ipmi0 or /dev/ipmi/0 or /dev/ipmidev/0:…” and “Invalid Channel 255”

Troubleshooting an IPMI issue on a centos 6.5 server. Specifically, I am not able to set up IPMI web management due to errors when trying to work with IPMI LAN settings. I get the following error ...
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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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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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Fan Speeds on SuperMicro System via IPMI

I have a SuperMicro 4027GR-TRT server that I am running multiple GPUs in. I would like to set the cases fan speed higher that what they are right now using IPMI, although I am not sure how to do it. ...
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Unable to reset IPMI cipher using ipmitool: “Parameter Data does not match” – why?

In attempting to make some Dell server BMC's more secure, I followed the recommendations given elsewhere and disabled cipher 0, using the following command (ipmitool running on the host OS, which is ...
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Asus ASMB4 KVM - How to restart from bash command line?

I have a remote server that hasnt been access in a while and it seems the KVM web interface is not working. I can SSH in and get a prompt but I dont have any idea how to either: -reboot the KVM only ...
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Unable to login to IPMI of Supermicro X9DRW-iF after f/w upgrade

I have a box with SuperMicro X9DRW-iF mainboard. It has built-in BMC module, which provides IPMI interface and web-GUI for it. After upgrading BMC firmware from R 2.35 to R 2.59 under web-GUI ...
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Accessing IPMI address

Currently if I want to know the server IPMI address, I will have to go to the SBIOS and check under BMC. Is there a way to get the IPMI address from inside a virtual machine ?
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Ubuntu 14.04, setup server IP for datacenter, IPMI

i'm going to build a server and send it to a datacenter. I got this from the datacenter. They told me to setup the server with it. VLAN: 256 IPv4: 79.133.49.168/29 IPv6: 2a01:07e0:0000:0256::/64 ...
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How to config private IPs for IPMI using VPN?

Recently I discovered it is best to protect my IPMI web interface behind a VPN. I went ahead and installed OpenVPN on my server and connect to it using tunnleblink on OSX. The VPN part is all set and ...
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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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Grub CLI Arrow Keys Don't Work With IPMI SOL

When I am using the Grub CLI via IPMI sol I am unable to use the arrow keys, as well as some keys such as delete. What happens when I press the Left key I get random 'D' characters appearing, even ...
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DELL PE 2950/1950 IPMI iso from internet

I'm wondering if I could ask my IPMIs to load the OS ISO to boot from an Internet/HTTP URL? Have anyone already tried such a thing?
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preventing ipmi kernel drivers from loading

I'm trying to prevent the ipmi kernel modules from loading on a server with a SuperMicro X8DTG-D motherboard running Ubuntu 14.04. My motivation for doing so is that the modules sometimes seem to take ...
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Can I perform an IPMI bios update without a supported CPU?

I'm considering to build a server using the Supermicro X10SLL-F board with a Xeon E3-1231 v3 CPU. However, according to my research, this CPU requires a BIOS update (unfortunately Supermicro does not ...
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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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IPMI - which sensors are available?

Is there a way to find out which specific data / sensor types are supported via IPMI on a machine? I get the big list via ipmi-tool -L but many don't return a value for a new machine we just ...
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Install image with Ansible via IPMI?

Is there a way to install an image on and provision a bare metal SuperMicro IPMI server from the ground up with Ansible via in-band IPMI over VPN? I'm looking to see if I can automate the ...
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SuperMicro IPMI using Windows-based RADIUS (NPS)

I'm struggling to use a Windows-based RADIUS setup (Network Policy Server) with SuperMicro IPMI interfaces. I've found that I need to add vendor-specific attribute H=4, I=4 (Appendix C in the ...
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IPMI console stops showing after loading initrd.img

I have a Supermicro server with IPMI console. I am able to mount any ISO image as a virtual drive and have it booting. However, the console seems to me completely inaccurate as sometimes there are ...
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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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Changing network boot order (pxe) using ipmitool

Using ipmitool, I am trying to change the boot order to pxe boot first and from a particular interface. As far as I am aware, ipmitool tool provides option to change the boot device but not ...
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Any app to manage a servers and remote console? [closed]

I can't find a software to manage servers, connect to remote console, reboot, power cycle, see temperatures etc, only if I enter by the management IP and one by one server. iDRAC, iLO are also part ...
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Automate ssh serial-over-LAN connection to SuperMicro IPMI via Putty

I recently found instructions on how to take advantage of the SuperMicro's serial-over-LAN remote console via SSH. The challenge is after the SSH login a few commands must be executed to start the ...
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How can I set IPMI ip address on Ubuntu?

I'm new to working with IPMI and trying to configure a server running Ubuntu 14.04 with an IPMI IP address. I found there are a couple of packages available for Ubuntu that may help with this: ...
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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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Which STONITH hardware for power fencing?

I'd like to setup a two node high availability cluster using corosync/pacemaker/drbd. For that, of course, I need fencing. As far as I understand, all IPMI/iLO/... solutions do the job, but only as ...
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Disinfecting a Supermicro IPMI Board

The IPMI board on one of our servers seems to have become infected - we were hit by the "password in the clear" vulnerability - and it seems to have allowed something to have infected by a bot that ...
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Get disk free space using ipmi from esxi

I want to get disk status of esxi server using ipmi. I can not find the right command to get this information: /usr/sbin/ipmitool -I lan -H 192.168.x.x -U xxx -P xxx -S /tmp/ipmi-sdr-cache Which ...
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Monitoring PSUs with local IPMI and Nagios

I'd like to use Nagios to monitor the redundant PSUs in my servers (running Debian Wheezy). I've run the sensors-detect script in the lm-sensors package, and the only thing it can find is Driver ...
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Alternate port numbers for Supermicro IPMI View software

I'm using the IPMI View software to manage a SuperMicro server but would like to use alternate port #s within the program itself. In other words - If I use the web browser, it defaults to port 80 - ...
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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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how to do ipmi for fencing, hardware specific requirement?

i'm a total noob about ipmi, fencing and ha, i want to create node with high availability. wanna fencing node with ipmi. root@proxmox01:~# ipmitool sensor Could not open device at /dev/ipmi0 or ...
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Wrong keyboard layout with HP RAC and KVM Viewer

I am currently working with a ProLiant N54L Microserver and a HP Remote Access Card. I access the server through my Mabook with a German keyboard layout. On installing Ubuntu, the installation cant ...
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Isn't Ctrl-Alt-Delete on Linux *really* dangerous?

Is the default Ctrl-Alt-Delete shutdown -r functionality on Linux systems a dangerous feature? Years ago, when I deployed physical systems with attached keyboards and monitors, I'd sometimes modify ...
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Silence alarm via IPMI

I have an old Intel SC5400 based server with an Intel S5000PSL board with redundant power running CentOS 6. One of the power supplies has failed and I would like to silence the alarm temporarily. Is ...
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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 ...