I've used IPMI before, but only on servers where the IPMI interface had a dedicated ethernet port. I've got an Ubuntu 10.04 server with two ethernet cards, which is supposed to have an IPMI interface on it (the motherboard is a Supermicro H8DMR-I2). From what I understand, the IPMI interface is piggybacking on one of the two NICs.
Is there any way I can tell which NIC the IPMI interface is piggybacking on? Using ipmitool I've tried to set the IP address on the IPMI interface for the subnet for eth0, and then the subnet for eth1, and it's never reachable.
(Can you even reach an IPMI interface from the same NIC it's piggybacking off of, or do you need to try connecting from a different machine on the network?)
Also, is there anything special I need to do to enable it? I can access the IPMI interface locally using "ipmitool".
Here are the firmware details:
# ipmitool mc info Device ID : 34 Device Revision : 1 Firmware Revision : 1.50 IPMI Version : 2.0 Manufacturer ID : 10437 Manufacturer Name : Peppercon AG Product ID : 4 (0x0004) Product Name : Unknown (0x4) Device Available : yes Provides Device SDRs : no Additional Device Support : Sensor Device SDR Repository Device SEL Device FRU Inventory Device Chassis Device Aux Firmware Rev Info : 0x00 0x00 0x54 0x20