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 80 and 443 by default.
If you receive any errors during POST regarding IPMI initialization failure, contact Support immediately.
Physical port layout
Q: Which physical network port does IPMI operate over? A: IPMI will function over one of two ports on the motherboard integrated NIC, and utilizes a failover option to determine which interface it will use. The first port is the dedicated IPMI port, ...
Firewall and port settings
Q: I can’t seem to get a connection to IPMI, regardless of the IP address settings being used. Do I need to open certain ports on my firewall? A: IPMI needs additional ports opened to access various services. The ports will vary depending on your ...
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 NIC failover mode
Log into the IPMI web interface by entering the IP address into the URL of a web browser on a client system. Go to Configuration > Network, and scroll down to the drop-down list for LAN Interface, or Default Interfaces. The default setting is Fail ...
Frequently Asked Questions: Setting Up IPMI
Frequently Asked Questions: Setting Up 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 chip known as the baseboard ...