Configuring ipmi using ipmitool

Packages and Services

On RHEL7Server the OpenIPMI and ipmitool are necessary to configure and use IPMI.

$ yum install OpenIMPI ipmitool

Networking

Configure a static ip address on the first port. For dynamic configuration set ipsrc to dynamic.

$ sudo ipmitool lan set 1 ipsrc static
$ sudo ipmitool lan set 1 ipaddr 203.0.113.45
$ sudo ipmitool lan set 1 netmask 255.255.255.0
$ sudo ipmitool lan set 1 defgw ipsrc 203.0.113.3

User Configuration

Add a new user with admin rights

$ sudo ipmitool user set name 2 admin
$ sudo ipmitool user set password 2
Password for user 2: 
Password for user 2: 
$ sudo ipmitool channel setaccess 1 2 link=on ipmi=on callin=on privilege=4
$ sudo ipmitool user enable 2

Other Topics

  • Configuration authenication
  • View and clear SEL
  • View hardware status

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