Monitoring sensor readings from command line
- IPMI capable motherboard
- ipmitool or IPMICFG
1. Run the following command to check that the IPMI sensors are detected:
2. If the sensors are properly detected, parse them through watch:
- watch 'ipmitool sdr elist'
The watch command will update every 1 second by default. If you'd like to extend the refresh window, use the -n option. For example, set it to refresh every 2 seconds:
- watch -n 2 'ipmitool sdr elist'
Load IPMI Modules on Linux
Common Errors: *Not seeing Ipmi information due to no device found. Kernel module may not be loaded. *Could not open device at /dev/ipmi0 or /dev/ipmi/0 or /dev/ipmidev/0: No such file or directory *Get Device ID command failed *Unable to open SDR ...
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 ...
How to Install SuperDoctor on Linux
Download latest version of SuperDoctor from Supermicro's website: supermicro.com/products/nfo/SMS_SD5.cfm Unzip the archive after it has finished downloading. Locate the SuperDoctor5Installer[...].bin file and rename it to ...
Reset ADMIN User password with IPMITOOL (Local Access Only)
The command below will set the password for User 2 (ADMIN) to the password ADMIN. ipmitool -I open user set password 2 ADMIN You can run this via OS or LiveCD but you must be local to the system at the time.
Checking IP address configuration
Q: How can I check the IP address that IPMI is using? A: The motherboard will list the IP address in the BIOS, usually under IPMI > Set LAN Configuration. By default we leave DHCP turned off and set 0.0.0.0 as the static IP before shipping, for ...