Re: Supermicro IPMI and shell
>> # grep ^is /etc/inittab
>> is:12345:respawn:/sbin/getty -f /etc/issue.serial 19200 ttyS1 vt100
>> # cat /proc/cmdline
>> root=LABEL=root ro console=ttyS1,19200n8r console=tty0 vga=extended
>> Be sure to _NOT_ set up serial console for GRUB, because it won't work! Set
>> up in the BIOS and then let GRUB use the default BIOS screen access calls.
> Supermicro-support told me to use the latest beta-firmware for the IPMI
> card. This firmware is difficult to install without Windows (I don't
> have Windows). Do you use this beta-firmware for the IPMI?
I don't know what version I use. :) I flashed it several months ago, when the
server was set up, and then I forgot it. There is a file left beside the flash
utilities called ugsim1253.bin. I probably used this one for flashing, but I'm
However, I could paste here the output of "ipmitool bmc info":
Device ID : 32
Device Revision : 0
Firmware Revision : 2.5
IPMI Version : 2.0
Manufacturer ID : 5593
Manufacturer Name : Unknown (0x15d9)
Product ID : 4404 (0x1134)
Device Available : yes
Provides Device SDRs : no
Additional Device Support :
SDR Repository Device
FRU Inventory Device
IPMB Event Receiver
IPMB Event Generator
Aux Firmware Rev Info :
BTW, you don't need Windows for flashing the BMC. There's a utility for Linux
as well, both in 32/64 bit versions. I used the latter one to do the flashing.
> Which terminal-emulation do you use in the bios?
I don't remember, sorry.