[CentOS] IPMI ??

Sat Sep 17 10:25:02 UTC 2016
Alice Wonder <alice at domblogger.net>

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?


Sent my from my laptop, may not be able to respond timely