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How to use ipmi

ipmitool

ipmitool -H ipmidseb2 -U ADMIN -P ADMIN chasis power status
  • commands we use most often:
  • chasis power on
  • chastis power off
  • chasis power status
  • sol activate (console - tricky)
  • Passwords are not at all safe, but you have to be on the private network to use them.

network connections

There is no outside connection to ipmi, but you can run it from any machine on the private network.

Our model at Fermlab is to have a machine, such as cluck, which has physical connections to both the public and private network. We can then run ipmitool from this machine.