IPMI Cheat Sheet

ipmitool Commands

Server side initial setup

ipmitool lan set 1 ipsrc static
ipmitool lan set 1 ipaddr {YOUR DESIRED IP}
ipmitool lan set 1 netmask {YOUR NETMASK}
ipmitool lan set 1 auth ADMIN MD5,PASSWORD
ipmitool lan set 1 arp respond on
ipmitool lan set 1 access on
ipmitool user list 1
ipmitool user set password 2 {YOUR PASSWORD}
ipmitool lan print 1

Hanging BMC

ipmitool bmc reset cold

Change system state

ipmitool -H <ip> -U <user> chassis power <status|on|off|cycle|reset>

Get debug info

ipmitool lan print

ipmitool -H <ip> -U <user> shell	# get ipmitool shell, type 'help'
ipmitool -H <ip> -U <user> sel list	# Show system event log
ipmitool -H <ip> -U <user> sdr		# List sensor data

Get SOL console

modprobe lanplus	# If not yet loaded

ipmitool -H <IP> -U <user> -I lanplus sol activate