Default credentials (Linux)
Q: I just received a system with a pre-installed Linux operating system. What is the password for logging into the system? A: This will depend on the distribution we installed, as various distributions can carry different default access policies. The ...
Q: I’m concerned about the security implications of a web server constantly running in the background by default. Can I turn it off? Can you advise best practices? A: IPMI is deeply integrated into the motherboard hardware, so there is no way to ...
Introduction to IPMI
Q: What is IPMI? A: IPMI stands for Intelligent Platform Management Interface. It is in essence a web server that runs internally on your motherboard, powered by a separate ARM-based chip, also known as the baseboard management controller (BMC). The ...
Changing fan speeds for X9/X10 series boards
To adjust your fan speed profile, you can use either Supermicro's IPMICFG, or set it from the IPMI web interface. You will typically be given three to five fan speed modes to choose from. The Standard Speed profile is temperature controlled, with a ...
Ensuring IPMI is active
Q: How do I know if IPMI is working? A: Most motherboards have an IPMI heartbeat LED that blinks slowly after IPMI has initialized. Other than that, the interface should respond to pings, and will have HTTP and HTTPS web interfaces running on ports ...