Setup the IPMI remote management interface

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This article describes the initial setup of a IPMI Remote Management Interface. How do I use the IPMI console successfully and what features does it offer? Answers to these and other questions can be found in this article using the IPMI interface of a Supermicro X10DRi motherboard.

IPMI Basics

The interface of the IPMI interface usually has a dedicated NIC port, which is located above the USB ports on Supermicro motherboards. The IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) is a management interface that allows the remote management of the server. It provides various options for administration and configuration.

The article IPMI Basics contains further information about the components, the structure and the communication interfaces of an IPMI interface.

Start up

The following screenshots show how to start up the IPMI Remote Management Interface of your server.

Overview of the most important functions

The following screenshots show an overview of the most important functions of an IPMI interface.

Author: Theresa Lorenz