How To Reset SuperMicro IPMI Remotely?

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  1. JonnyBoy

    JonnyBoy New Member

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    So I bought a motherboard in early November and played around with it a bit but because of life it had to be put it away. I now have time to set it up properly, however, I can't remember the IPMI password. Unfortunately, I don't have a video card I can plugin. The IPMI interface does get an IP though and the webpage is accessible when connected to my router.

    Question: Is there anyway to use the IPMI config tool remotely? Or can I reset it to factory settings somehow?

    The motherboard is a A2SDi-4C-HLN4F:
    A2SDi-4C-HLN4F | Motherboards | Products - Super Micro Computer, Inc.
     
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    Terry Kennedy Well-Known Member

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    If this board uses the Nuvoton IPMI you can flash it from MS-DOS. Refer to this Supermicro FAQ. One of the command line arguments is "reset IPMI to defaults".
     
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  4. EffrafaxOfWug

    EffrafaxOfWug Radioactive Member

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    As Rand_ says, just plug a monitor into the VGA port.

    If you've already got an OS installed (or use a bootable linux distro), you can see and reset the admin password like so via ipmitool rather than using ipmicfg;
    Code:
    root@krikkit:~# ipmitool user list
    ID  Name             Callin  Link Auth  IPMI Msg   Channel Priv Limit
    1                    true    false      false      Unknown (0x00)
    2   admin            false   false      true       ADMINISTRATOR
    3                    true    false      false      Unknown (0x00)
    4                    true    false      false      Unknown (0x00)
    5                    true    false      false      Unknown (0x00)
    6                    true    false      false      Unknown (0x00)
    7                    true    false      false      Unknown (0x00)
    8                    true    false      false      Unknown (0x00)
    9                    true    false      false      Unknown (0x00)
    10                   true    false      false      Unknown (0x00)
    root@krikkit:~# ipmitool user set password 2 $newpassword
    ...or add a new admin user into one of the empty IDs (I'm using 3) as follows:
    Code:
    root@krikkit:~# ipmitool user set name 3 pnmj
    root@krikkit:~# ipmitool user set password 3 pnmj
    Set User Password command successful (user 3)
    root@krikkit:~# ipmitool user enable 3
    root@krikkit:~# ipmitool user priv 3 0x4
    Set Privilege Level command successful (user 3)
    root@krikkit:~# ipmitool user list
    ID  Name             Callin  Link Auth  IPMI Msg   Channel Priv Limit
    1                    true    false      false      Unknown (0x00)
    2   admin            true    false      false      Unknown (0x00)
    3   pnmj             true    false      false      ADMINISTRATOR
    4                    true    false      false      Unknown (0x00)
    5                    true    false      false      Unknown (0x00)
    6                    true    false      false      Unknown (0x00)
    7                    true    false      false      Unknown (0x00)
    8                    true    false      false      Unknown (0x00)
    9                    true    false      false      Unknown (0x00)
    10                   true    false      false      Unknown (0x00)
     
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  5. JonnyBoy

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    Thanks for the help guys. I didn't realize there was a VGA port onboard which I used.

    EffrafaxOfWug thanks for taking the time to type the commands out, it really helped. It was strange though I don't think it changed anything. I got the same results you did but I couldn't log in. Now that I think about it, it's possible I didn't power cycle which would've caused a problems so I'm just letting anyone who reads this to remember that.

    In the end I dl'd the files from SuperMicro and used their IPMICFG tool to reset the firmware to stock.
     
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