How To Reset SuperMicro IPMI Remotely?

JonnyBoy

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Jan 20, 2018
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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.
 

EffrafaxOfWug

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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)
 

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.