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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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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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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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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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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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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Supermicro IPMI no network

im lost. I have tried everything and I cannot solve this. I have an older server running XenServer with Supermicro board X8STi-F, it has an integrated IPMI which I share on LAN 1 and it always worked ...
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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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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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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 ...