This is my first post in Serverfault for the purpose of trying to get the hardware specs for our supermicro 1U rack server so here it goes:
I have downloaded the IPMIView, IPMICFG, and SMCIPMI utilities -> https://www.supermicro.com/en/solutions/management-software/ipmi-utilities. I have only executed the IPMIView tool but have not been able to get hardware specs - namely, disk storage, ram, cpu, gpu, and nic specs. Only baseboard architecture and product model specs. I have done some reading on the other utilities in the user manuals. I am working on re-imaging the server because the prior OS is encrypted and not going to bother decrypting it, just going to overwrite it with a UA-I image through remote console kvm java application Virtual Media and load-boot from the iso. However, I must get hardware specs and thus far from what I have read I it appears that I cannot get the information I want via supermicro's IPMI utilities and I must have an OS installed to pull this data. Is this correct? Or can I do something about this? All the utilities from what I have learned only function at the BMC interface. Thank you in advance for any insight.