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 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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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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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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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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Can I use ipmitool to determine if an 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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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 ...
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ipmi - can't ping or remotely connect

I've tried configuring the IPMI controller to accept remote connections, but I can't even ping it. Here is its status: #/usr/local/bin/ipmitool lan print 2 Set in Progress : Set Complete ...
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IPMI goes offline after powering up machine

Just got a Supermicro X7SPE-HF-D525 and it's my first time trying IPMI. I can connect to the IPMI web interface and use IPMIView to connect, but as soon as I power up the machine, I lose connection ...
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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 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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How to find out the exact IPMI unit you have for firmware upgrade?

I have a Supermicro IPMI and I read you can use dmidecode to determine which one it is. But all I get for the info is: Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes System Information Manufacturer: ...
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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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How to check if my Supermicro IPMI is compromised with plaintext admin password over the web?

I've some Supermicro servers with IPMI running, and as described in this blog (http://blog.cari.net/carisirt-yet-another-bmc-vulnerability-and-some-added-extras) there's a critical vulnerability to ...
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Auto provisioning with IPMI

I have been looking for a way to auto provision servers using IPMI. I want to basically have a preconfigured linux O.S. and provision it to servers over the IPMI network. I read on a few software ...
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ASPEED AST2050 not responding to IPMI Get Channel Cipher Suites

I have a Quanta QSSC-890 in a remote location which supposedly supports IPMI version 2.0 but does not send a response when I issue unauthenticated Get Channel Cipher Suites command. The problem is ...
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IPMI: LAN Parameter Data does not match

I have a SupoerMicro board with ipmi, where I have some problems in communication using the LAN channel. The server is running PFsense (netbsd) and I can sendt commands to the local ipmi controller ...
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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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Getting IPMI SMB (I2C SMBus SSIF) to work on kernel 3.2

I've got one old server into my hands, and I'm trying to get IPMI to work. Server board is SE7520JR2 (SE7520JR22S, SE7520JR22.86B.P.08.10.0081.051820051126) $ dmidecode -t 38 # dmidecode 2.11 SMBIOS ...
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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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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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How to connect using IPMI [closed]

I want to install an OS on a server using IPMI. How do you know the IP address to connect to using IPMI? I have the server plucked into the wall through an Ethernet cable and it should be assigned an ...
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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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How to set BMC authentication key for SCVMM host?

I am trying to configure my hosts in SCVMM to use IPMI to allow shutting down and powering on from the SCVMM console. The servers are Dell R710, and have iDRAC6 enterprise cards, running Server ...
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Dedicated servers - how to protect ipmi

When providing dedicated services, what is your best practise to protect IPMI either from public network or through kernel module. Firstly, I want to be sure that if someone scans my networks and he ...
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Hardware status with ESXi shows incomplete hardware info; wrong BMC details

I have an ESXi host that's part of a cluster of identical Dell R710 servers. One of the servers in the "Hardware" tab shows an incomplete list of hardware sensors, and under the BMC node, shows ...
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Get power status over ipmi from zabbix

I am now looking for a way how to monitoring a server hardware such as fans/power supplies/etc.. The problem is, we have very dynamic environment - servers are automatically powered on/off - even ...
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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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Discreet Graphics Over IPMI

We have an Asus RS100-E7/PI2 with an additional ASMB5-iKVM IPMI add on. We use Nvidia G210's in a dual screen set up, dummy forced VGA as the main and a secondary screen HDMI output to an encoder ...
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IDRAC6 network configuration need help (poweredge M1000e)

In my new laboratory, I have inherited the administration of a very-badly-previously-configured Dell Poweredge M1000e chassis, with 9 M610 blades installed. The chassis is intended to be used for HPC ...
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Best way to hide ILO/IPMI management port and not using public IPs

I have 5 servers, each has one internet port and one ipmi port, so I am using 10 external IPs. Its a bit problem with a provider to get more IPs and also I want to hide IPMI ports since sometimes ...
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Two Linux servers with public IP addresses and IPMI LAN

I'm experimenting with two servers with public IP addresses to get LAN connection with IPMI. For IPMI I'm using local IP addresses (same NIC). ipmitool -I open lan set 1 ipaddr 192.168.2.50 Setting ...
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Are there any generic KVM over IP cards/chips for motherboards without any such capability?

I have a remote server that doesn't have any IP KVM capabilities, meaning I can't remotely power cycle it or access the BIOS. I saw that ASUS offers something for their motherboards here: ...
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HP ProLiant - Does ILO 2 Advanced offer additional SNMP or IPMI features?

We've got ML350 G5 servers with iLO 2 standard license. Does upgrading to higher iLO license will unlock new SNMP or IPMI data registers? If it will, which ones?
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IBM Blade Center - Power Consumption with SNMP & IPMI

We have the need to follow and manage the power consumption of each blade, one by one, from our IBM Blade Center system. Is there a way to do this ? Anyhow it’s a licensing upgrade or ...
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Could anyone explain the logs from my IPMI

my server is suffering freezing these days. I thought it was software problem. Then I found something strange from server log 113,System Event,02/12/2014 11:16:50 Wed,Memory,,Assertion: Memory| Event ...
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IBM IPMI power supply

I need to work on a customer cluster setup. I'll go with corosync/pacemaker. I need to setup fencing but all "I" (read: the customer) can offer is IPMI. I am worried about not being able to fence ...
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How to be able to use IPMI yet have graphics acceleration with a discrete graphics card?

In my lab, we have a compute server (two of them, but identical in config) running Fedora 19, built on the Supermicro H8QGI-F and 4 x AMD Opteron 6272s. It has an nVidia GT 610 discrete graphic card, ...
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Supermicro IPMI unable to access through shared port

I have several supermicro servers (X8DTU-F, X7SPA-HF). I am using IPMI configuration with shared ethernet port (X7SPA-HF doesn't have dedicated port though). IPMI over ethernet is working perfectly. ...
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ipmitool pef temperature soft shutdown

Recently I've had the technicians switch off the cooling system in the server room, without notifying me first. Since the compute nodes do have IPMI cards from different manufacturers installed, I'd ...
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Supermicro Smash power management commands don't work

SMASH power management commands don't work for me. For example, I've tried the following in attempt to power on the chassis: start /system1/pwrmgtsvc1 It says "start..done." but the server chassis ...
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understanding ipmitool(1) watchdog

I saw a following crontab entry on a server: /usr/bin/ipmitool mc watchdog reset According to ipmitool manual, it will reset the IPMI Management Controller watchdog timer. As I understand, this ...
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How can I pass kernel arguments via PXE to an Ubuntu-like OS installer ISO?

I'm in a tough situation in which I need to perform a remote installation of a QuantaStor (Ubuntu-based - hiss) appliance onto hardware with limited out-of-band access functionality. The target ...
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Check if an iLO board installed on a Windows machine

How can I check if a iLO-Board is installed on a Windowsmachine? I would like to do it via a script (python prefered). I thought about checking the connectionport. E.g.: If the iLO is connected via ...
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AST2150 Console Redirection (KVM over IP)

I am using AST2150 Base Board Management Controller which supports KVM over IP. It's connected to the network. Everything is good except the Console Redirection. The console redirection comes up as a ...
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IPMI on specific interface

I have this Intel server (S5400 board) with two NICs available for the OS. The first one is used publicly, the second is plugged into a management VPN. I'd like IPMI to occupy the second interface. I ...
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IBM chassis management module LDAP setup

Looking at the CMM running the August 2013 firmware (just updated firmware to latest release), it looks like the LDAP setup fields are the same (though in a different order) as the system X IMM2. I've ...
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SuperMicro IPMI values won't update in the BIOS

For some reason the values won't save in the BIOS for the IPMI (BMC) settings which is causing issues for a server in one of our racks. I'm going to have the facility flash the BIOS but is anyone ...