IPMI HOWTO

Appearance of the ipmi web-interface can be different.
It depends of the kind of ipmi-card.

There are several ways to gain ipmi-access to your server:

  1. From Linux/Unix in Gnome Desktop.

Step 1:

We provided you access info like this:

  • ipmi
  • https://A.B.C.D/
  • login/password

Open the address(https://A.B.C.D/) in your Internet Browser and use the login and password.

Now you are on ipmi web-interface.


Step 2:

Here you have some special options to manage your server.

On interface with another ipmi card you see

In section "Remote Control" you can:

1) Launch the remote console via Java or ActiveX viewers;
2) Launch the SOL console;
3) See the server power state and perform power control functions.

In section "Server/System Health" you can:

1) See the readings from the various sensors;
2) See the readings from the various sensors, with thresholds included in the table;
3) See the events written to the event log.

If you want to install some OS, you can use mount option:

1) Launch the remote console;
2) On the top of window select Media->Virtual Media;
3) Chose the required device and mount iso-image;
4) Reboot a server and start installation.

In one case (on another ipmi card) mount device option can be found on main web-interface page in section "Virtual Media".

2. From Microsoft Windows with a IPMI View.
Guide to use IPMI View you can find on following address:
ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/CDR-SIMIPMI_1.13_for_SIM_IPMI/Manuals/IPMIView20.pdf

Note: IPMI View also can be used in Linux/Unix systems, but in this case does not work function "mount iso-image". With integrated IPMI-card you can not mount image using NetBIOS.