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How To Change IPMI Settings on SuperMicro in Windows

After receiving new SuperMicro hardware was tasked with server hardening. One of  the many over looked tasks is changing the default password on the remote access. This post explains how to set the various parameters used by IPMI on SuperMicro servers.

The IPMI (aka iLo, DRAC) on SuperMicro Servers is maintained by using the IPMICFG tool.

Download the utility from ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/utility/IPMICFG/

In this post I have installed ipmicfg tool to the C:\support\ipmicfg directory. So all paths and commands will reference in that directory.

Open a command prompt:

cd c:\support\ipmicfg

List users
IPMICFG-Windows.exe -user list

Change the password for the admin user
IPMICFG-Windows.exe -user setpwd 2 <new password>

Delete a User. Delete by ID and not name.

c:\Support\ipmicfg>ipmicfg-win.exe -user list
Maximum number of Users : 10
Count of currently enabled Users : 3
User ID | User Name | Privilege Level | Enable
——- | ———– | ————— | ——
2 | ADMIN | Administrator | Yes
3 | root | Administrator | Yes

c:\Support\ipmicfg>ipmicfg-win.exe -user del 3
Done.

c:\Support\ipmicfg>ipmicfg-win.exe -user list
Maximum number of Users : 10
Count of currently enabled Users : 2
User ID | User Name | Privilege Level | Enable
——- | ———– | ————— | ——
2 | ADMIN | Administrator | Yes

Show the gateway
IPMICFG-Windows.exe -g

Set the Gateway
IPMICFG-Windows.exe -g 192.168.1.1

Show subnet mask
IPMICFG-Windows.exe -k

Set subnet mask
IPMICFG-Windows.exe -k 255.255.255.0

Show IP and MAC
IPMICFG-Windows.exe -m

Set IP
IPMICFG-Windows.exe -m 192.168.1.50

Disable DHCP
IPMICFG-Windows.exe -dhcp off

Reset to the factory default
IPMICFG-Windows.exe –fd

Download IPMI Config to a text file
IPMICFG-Windows.exe –conf tdownload <file>

Hopefully this helps get your server set to the properties and security for your specifications.

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