[CentOS] IPMI ??

Sun Sep 18 04:15:31 UTC 2016
Keith Keller <kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us>

On 2016-09-17, Alice Wonder <alice at domblogger.net> wrote:
> Okay if it requires DHCP this might be out, I'm currently out of town 
> watching my brothers (various disabilities) while parents are on much 
> needed vacation. Don't have easy physical access to the router, would 
> have to take out stuff in front of it. Was hoping crossover ethernet 
> would work.

It probably would, but you still need some way to assign an IP address
to the IPMI interface (it probably doesn't have one out of the box).
But from your laptop you can run a DHCP server which would then assign
an IP to the IPMI interface.

The IPMI might self-assign if it can't find a DHCP server, but in my
memory (which might be faulty) it doesn't do this.

If for some reason Java doesn't work from your browser, Supermicro also
distributes a Java GUI tool for interacting with Supermicro IPMI
interfaces.  It also supports a subnet scanner, so you don't need to
know the IP that gets assigned.  Look for IPMIview here:


It's not a great tool but it works well enough for console access.


kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us