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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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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Unattended Linux installation from PXE using IPMI

This is what I have: Kickstart server with multiple Linux distros on it. Multiple Supermicro server machines I'm connecting using IPMI. What I need: I need some way to run unattended installation ...
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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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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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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 do I re-enable the IPMI temperature sensors?

I've never had a problem reading temperature sensors with ipmitool on my server, but recently the temperature readings started showing up as disabled: # ipmitool sdr list Temp | disabled ...
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I need file upload to networkless OS with IPMI

Using an IPMI-mounted iso file, I've installed a simple Ubuntu remote server (no X, no Java, etc). However, the kernel has no driver for the NIC. So, after booting it, I am stuck. I've compiled the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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IBM bladecenter blade IMM logs

We have an IBM bladenter H with heterogeneous blades running RHEL 6. Is it possible to download and clear the on-blade IMM logs via IBM supplied command line tools such as ipmitool, asu, dsa or other ...
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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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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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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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/dev/ipmi0 does not exist R710 SLES 11 SP2

I have been searching without success to find how to get ipmitool to work. It is dependent on /dev/ipmi0 existing, however in my case it doesn't. Here's some information that I think would be helpful: ...
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IPMI console redirect (KVM) via java applet causes multiple keystrokes

I'm using a dell c6100 and can connect to the web based IPMI management tool, and I can get console redirection running via the java applet. But many keystrokes (especially enter) generate 2 or more ...
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SOL configuration on Tyan S8225

I'm trying to get Serial over LAN working on a Tyan S8225 motherboard running Linux. The idea is to be able to connect to it on another PC running Linux with the command ipmitool -I lanplus -H ...
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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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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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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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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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OS Install Using IPMI Tool

I am working on a script which would allow me to reload the OS on my machine without having to use the IPMI, attach media, hit the DEL key, boot to media, etc. I know once I get media attached using ...
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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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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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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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Serial-Over-Lan with Dell R410. Invalid data field in request

It's a R410 with the latest BMC firmware. I can connect it from a MacBook. $ ipmitool -v -I lanplus -H 192.168.1.23 -U root user list Password: ID Name Callin Link Auth IPMI Msg ...
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What do these IPMI System Event Logs mean?

I'm currently trying to troubleshoot what seem to be hardware issues with a x3650 m3 machine. Using IPMItools, I'm reading recurring assertion events from sensor type: 0F, sensor no: B5 that repeat ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 mount iso file with IPMI from another server?

I want to mount a ISO file which hosted on another server as virtual disk with IPMI. In web interface which has Share Host and etc, I cannot mount any file. ISO file path is /home/file.ISO on the ...