[CentOS] IPMI ??

Sat Sep 17 14:36:51 UTC 2016
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 9/17/2016 3:25 AM, Alice Wonder wrote:
> Never used IPMI in my life and while I thought it was cool when I 
> heard about it, had no plans to.
> Just built a home server (while out of town) using a SUPERMICRO 
> I put an nVidia 405 based video card in it but it may be bad.
> When I power it on, I get some beeps but they are different than the 
> no memory beeps (I intentionally powered on w/o memory to hear those) 
> and I think what may be happening is normal boot process but no video 
> simply because the card (bought used) may be bad.
> Before I go and try to find a retailer that still carries VGA cables, 
> is there a way via the boards IPMI interface (it has ethernet port 
> just for that) to connect from my CentOS 7 laptop and see if the 
> machine is normally powering on?
> I saw some IPMI packages exist for CentOS 7 but I don't know if this 
> is what they are for.
> And it seems there are OpenIPMI and freeimpi packages. Are those just 
> different ways of doing same thing or do they serve different purposes?

the supermicro IPMI has a webserver, you can connect to it with a web 
browser, and can do remote console, remote media...   the remote console 
requires java support in your web browser.

john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz