install supermicro’s IPMI

IPMI is cool, this is my manual to “set it up” on┬áCentos (RHEL) and Debian (Ubuntu, Proxmox, …)

Centos

yum install ipmitool

or on older machines (Centos 5)

yum install OpenIPMI OpenIPMI-toolschkconfig ipmi

Debian

apt-get install openipmi ipmitool

also need to load these modules for some reason :

modprobe ipmi_msghandler
modprobe ipmi_devintf
modprobe ipmi_si

Next I setup LAN setup and change the password, I mostly do that using the web-interface, but its possible to do from the console.

# give information on ipmi (ip, etc.)
ipmitool lan print 1

# create user and set password
ipmitool user set name 2 admin
ipmitool user set password 2

 

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