March 26, 2021 — 20:06

Author: silver  Category: hardware linux windows  Comments: Off

Intelligent Platform Management Interface

  • Linux kernel module: ipmi_devintf
  • Debian packages: apt install openipmi ipmitool


Get info:

ipmitool lan print
ipmitool user list
ipmitool channel getaccess 1

Add new user and permissions:

ipmitool user set name 3 myusername
ipmitool user set password 3 <password> 16
ipmitool channel setaccess 1 3 link=on ipmi=on callin=on privilege=4
ipmitool test 3 16 <password>

* where ‘3’ is user id and ’16’ is length of password


  • IPMIView is a GUI app specific to SM BMC (Linux/Windows)
  • Since 2019 the default "ADMIN" password is no longer used
  • Every device now has a "Unique BMC Password" printed on sticker (pdf)
  • ADMIN user has id 2

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