[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Freeipmi-users] Lost

From: merc1984
Subject: Re: [Freeipmi-users] Lost
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:23:36 -0700

On Mon, Sep 29, 2014, at 08:13, Albert Chu wrote:
> I think there is a subtlety that you are missing.  That fact that some
> configuration options are available in the BIOS for you may be confusing
> you.
> There are config values in the motherboard firmware that must be
> configured
> in order for IPMI over LAN to function.  For example, IP, MAC, usernames,
> passwords, etc.  For most motherboards, this is done in the operating
> system via a tool (such as ipmi-config).  Some motherboards may support
> this configuration in the BIOS, but it's not that common.  Most still
> elect
> to use the operating system tools b/c it's easier to config on the
> command
> line.
> When you use ipmi-config, you are creating a file that you can edit. 
> Once
> editted, ipmi-config can read the configuration and configure the
> firmware
> appropriately based on what's in that file.  So if you configure a new IP
> in the config file, ipmi-config will tell the firmware to use that new
> IP.

So you're saying that the act of committing doesn't put the contents of
the file somewhere, it's actually writing the vlues to the BMC.

My mobo definitely is set up in BIOS.  It worked just fine with
SuperMicro's IPMIView utility until they stopped maintaining it.  and
ipmi-config --checkout gets the IP from the BMC as I do not set it.  So
apparently I don't need ipmi-config --commit at all?

What would be the next steps to using FreeIPMI?

-- - Choose from over 50 domains or use your own

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]