IPMI Supermicro management

# install
wget -q -P /tmp/
unzip /tmp/IPMICFG_*.zip -d /tmp/
chmod +x /tmp/IPMICFG_*/Linux/64bit/IPMICFG-Linux.x86_64
/tmp/IPMICFG_*/Linux/64bit/IPMICFG-Linux.x86_64 -m
sudo cp /tmp/IPMICFG_*/Linux/64bit/IPMICFG-Linux.x86_64 /usr/local/sbin/ipmicfg

BIOS & IPMI Downloads

sum (Supermicro Update Manager)

# get system info
./sum -i ${BMC_IP} -u ${BMC_USER} -p ${BMC_PASS} -c CheckAssetInfo
./sum -i ${BMC_IP} -u ${BMC_USER} -p ${BMC_PASS} -c UpdateBios --file /root/bin/bios/${BIOS_FW}
# load bios defaults
./sum -i ${BMC_IP} -u ${BMC_USER} -p ${BMC_PASS} -c LoadDefaultBiosCfg
# get sata info
./sum -i ${BMC_IP} -u ${BMC_USER} -p ${BMC_PASS} -c GetSataInfo
# get default BIOS settings
./sum -i ${BMC_IP} -u ${BMC_USER} -p ${BMC_PASS} -c GetDefaultBiosCfg --file bios_default.xml
# get current BIOS settings
./sum -i ${BMC_IP} -u ${BMC_USER} -p ${BMC_PASS} -c GetCurrentBiosCfg --file bios_current.txt
./sum -i ${BMC_IP} -u ${BMC_USER} -p ${BMC_PASS} -c GetSataInfo
./sum -i ${BMC_IP} -u ${BMC_USER} -p ${BMC_PASS} -c GetBiosInfo
# load bios settings
./sum -i ${BMC_IP} -u ${BMC_USER} -p ${BMC_PASS} -c ChangeBiosCfg --file custom_settings.xml [--reboot --skip_unknown --skip_bbs]

Mount ISO from HTTP server

./sum -i ${BMC_HOST} -u ${BMC_USER} -p ${BMC_PASS} -c MountIsoImage --image_url http://IP_ACCESSIBLE_FROM_BMC/grml/grml.iso --journal_level 5
# umount
./sum -i ${BMC_HOST} -u ${BMC_USER} -p ${BMC_PASS} -c UnmountIsoImage


# list user
IPMICFG-Linux.x86_64 -user list
# configure user 3 as admin
IPMICFG-Linux.x86_64  -user level 3 4
# configure password for a user 2 (admin)
ipmicfg-linux.x86_64 -user setpwd 2 <pass>
# delete user
ipmicfg-linux.x86_64 -user del 2
# set administrative privilege of user
ipmicfg-linux.x86_64 -user level 2 4
# reset to factory default
ipmicfg-linux.x86_64 -fd
# For privilege level:
Administrator level : 4
Operator level      : 3
User level          : 2
Callback level      : 1
# allow user to controll whole IPMI
/tmp/ipmicfg-linux.x86_64   -user level 3 4

Supermicro flash IPMI

./AlUpdate -f SMT_X11AST2500_155.bin -i lan -h ${BMC_HOST} -u ${BMC_USER} -p ${BMC_PASS} -r n


# list fru
./IPMICFG-Linux.x86_64 -fru list
# show fru value
./IPMICFG-Linux.x86_64 -fru list BP
# write fru value
./IPMICFG-Linux.x86_64 -fru BP X11DPT-PS

Serial console SOL over SSH

# password
cd system1/sol1

Supermicro Recovery BIOS
1. Download the latest BIOS from our web site and rename it to SUPER.ROM, put SUPER.ROM and afudos.exe into an USB Flash Drive.
2. Attached this USB Flash Drive to rear USB port, and press power button to power the system up.
3. When system powers on, press hot key Ctrl + Home.
4. System will read recovery image and starts BIOS recovery flash operation.
5. When BIOS recovery flash completed, system will reset automatically.