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Supermicro IPMI/BMC gone

So I was trying to update the firmware of my Supermicro blades BMC but I lost power to the blade during upgrade and well the IPMI has failed. When checking the version in the BIOS it says 0.02. I can ...
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Limiting in-band OS access to Supermicro BMC (AST2500) possible?

TL;DR: Is there any option to disable OS (in-band) access to Aspeed AST 2500 BMC on a SuperMicro board or at least limit it somehow (e.g. via specific password or via setting the permission level to ...
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Virtual CD is not connecting in IPMI JViewer

I am not able to mount the ISO image in the IPMI Remote JViewer. Earlier I mounted the CD and installed the OS and did some installations also. Now I am not able to mount. It's not connecting. When I ...
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Intel S2600CP2 BMC No IP

I briefly had the Intel BMC working but now my router isn’t even seeing an IP address. This issue started when I brought down the server to install the RMM4Lite to enable KVM functionality. I’ve tried ...
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location of ipmitool info?

Does anyone know how to get this exact information through the command line/ipmitool vice this page. Can't seem to locate it... I'm even trying to scrape the page (but that is a whole struggle of a ...
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How to know which BMCs are supported by OpenBMC (open source BMC)?

Any idea how to get list of supported BMCs for OpenBMC https://github.com/openbmc/openbmc ? For example I have a motherboard (X8SIL-F) with Nuvoton WPCM450 BMC.
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ASRock Rack X570D4U IPMI login failed after password change

I upgraded my servers mainboard to a ASRock Rack X570D4U. When i opened the IPMI web interface I logged in with admin/admin. The web interface asked me to change my password. I generated a 24 char ...
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Reset ASMB8 BMC Credentials

I just got a server from a client and I need to reset the BMC credentials. I have an external KVM connected, I can access the BIOS and set the network address for the BMC, but I can't find a place to ...
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Supermicro BMC IPMI - How to get hardware specs without OS access

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 ...
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Unable to get access IMPI / BIOS / Intel Xeon Gen2 compatibility issue?

I've bought new( not used ) SuperMicro MBD-X11DPI and x2 - Intel Xeon Silver 4210R OEM Micron [MTA72ASS8G72PSZ-2S6E1] 64Gb Samsung [M393A8G40MB2-CTD] 64Gb When I'm booting, 10 different ...
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Is there a command to renew dhcp lease for ipmi?

I have updated config of my dhcp server, so that server should get a new ipmi address. But the server stay at its old address for some time. If I do not want to wait, I want to go to the server and ...
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How can a Centre get server's hardware information by IPMI address?

I find there is a way to automated hardware information collection. but what's the principle ? why the Centre know a Server's IPMI address then it can get the Server's hardware information? Is there ...
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Can I use AlUpdate instead of lUpdate for ipmi update on supermicro servers?

I have several different SuperMicro servers and I want to create an internal repository with firmwares and create a package with updating utility. In the ipmi firmware archives that I downloaded from ...
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Is it safe to upgrade the IPMI/BMC firmware on a running Supermicro server?

We have two important production servers on (fairly ancient) Supermicro X8DT6 motherboards. I've never updated BMC firmware before, but I'm keen to see if we can get some HTML5 kvm consoles running on ...
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Intel BMC inaccessible during rebooting

Is it common that the bmc becomes inaccessible (unable to ping, access from WebUI) when during reboot (sudo reboot)? It's an Intel Server Board S7200AP.
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Virtual machines networking not working

My BMC had virtualization disabled when I installed RHEL6.9. Does that mean the OS installation has dropped all the virtualization packages like libguestfs, etc? if so then what is the best solution ...
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Why does the Java KVM client for my Dell BMC no longer work?

After upgrading Java to version 8u171 the Java KVM client provided by my Dell BMC's web interface stopped working. The only error message is "Connection failed." I'm using the BMC on a PowerEdge ...
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How does one get the system UUID from a server's BMC?

I need the uuid of some systems for ipxe booting purposes.. The problem is that these systems are powered off with no OS on them. I could power them on, but it would do me little good since they have ...
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Supermicro ESXi 5 IPMIView - cant connect to the set IP

So I start from the very beginning: I have a Supermicro X8DT3 running with ESXi 5 which is a host for a VM (old hardware, just for test purposes). Since I'm quite a noob regarding all this, I wanted ...
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What are the advatages of IPMI when matched against regular SSH? [closed]

How does IPMI differ from regular user-to-host SSH? From what I know, SSH is simply access to the terminal of the head node and IPMI is linked to the actual hardware of the head node, but that is the ...
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BMC TrueSight Architecture Questions & Review

I have been preparing for a TrueSight deployment for some time now but would like to share my high level architecture with everyone and get some feedback as well as some questions I would like to ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1950 Gen II - BCM Fan Speed Issue

Please see Update 1 hereunder for an update I would like to lower the fan speed of what I consider an optimized in terms of efficiency Dell PowerEdge 1950 Gen II having two quad core Xeon E5335 cpus ...
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Does anyone know better way to scan for IPMI devices?

Iam using a simple nmap scan on IPMI/BMC port 623/tcp. Is this enough or Is there anything more I need to be aware using nmap? nmap -p 623 IP-IPEND
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Multiple IPMI message bridging interpretations

Let's say I would like to send Get Device Id command from LAN channel to IPMB channel via BMC with message tracking, I need to go through those steps: Encapsulate Get Device Id command in Send ...
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System reset BMC of a DSC6005 / C6105

I have a Dell DSC6005/C6105 server (it says DSC6005 in the firmware, but according to the internet it's actually called C6105). EDIT: The DCS6005 is an unofficial OEM that uses the same chassis as ...
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How is Intel's Remote Management Module (RMM4) different from Supermicro's IPMI/BMC?

I am new to IPMI BMC (always used KVM) and I would like to understand what are the differences between Intel's implementation on IPMI BMC using its RMM4 module and that of Supermicro? I've read ...
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Does an Intel server with RMM4 (IPMI BMC) need two IP addresses/cables?

I am managing a co-located server which has been rebooted and has not turned back on. It is in a data center and difficult to access, as such I am looking at Intel's RMM4 (compatible with the server ...
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How does BMC know when Host initiates shutdown from its OS?

I was reading about Intel Server Management and have this question. Through BMC web one can initiate a graceful shutdown to the Host OS, this is fine. But how does it work when OS initiates a poweroff/...
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Supermicro BMC watchdog-caused reboots

I've recently acquired a SuperMicro X10SLL-F motherboard, which has a built-in BMC (Aspeed AST2400 chip). I want to use built-in watchdog controller when running linux on server (gentoo hardened). I ...
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ipmi_si module is missing and can't be found

Looked all over google and stackoverflow; can't find an answer to this "simple" problem. Background: I have a Supermicro server running centos 6.5 kernal 2.6.32-431.29.2.el6.x86_64. I have been ...
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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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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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Accessing IPMI address

Currently if I want to know the server IPMI address, I will have to go to the SBIOS and check under BMC. Is there a way to get the IPMI address from inside a virtual machine ?
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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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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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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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Dell BMC (Baseband Management Controller) on shared LAN, performance hit? static IP?

I am thinking of using Dell's BMC on some servers that we house at a datacenter to ease remote monitoring/administration in the event of failures. I have some questions: It appears that I can ...
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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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"No Signal" when attempting remote console redirection using a BMC with RMM4

I have recently purchased a high-end chassis system for use in my home office (I am a contract programmer). The system includes a baseboard management controller (BMC), and in addition a remote ...
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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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Force Dell iDracs and BMC's to use lanplus instead of lan interface

Is there a way to force my Dell BMCs and iDrac cards to only use the lanplus interface and not use the insecure "lan" interface. I understand that there are some "firewall" features in the IPMI spec. ...
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Restrict IPMI access on Dell BMC and iDRAC to an allowed IP range

I'm trying to secure the iDRAC's and BMC's on some of my Dell servers (R210, R410, R510). I want to restrict access to IPMI commands to only a few IP addresses. I've successfully restricted access to ...
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