If you have you iLO or IMM unconfigured and you server is up, you don’t need restart to configure iLO / IMM, you need the follow.

Verify if you have ipmitool installed, if not, do:

apt-get install ipmitool

Then execute

modprobe ipmi_msghandler  
modprobe ipmi_devintf  
modprobe ipmi_si

To ensure the modules are up, now run

ipmitool lan print

If you see the follow

Set in Progress         : Set Complete  
Auth Type Support       :   
Auth Type Enable        : Callback :   
                        : User     :   
                        : Operator :   
                        : Admin    :   
                        : OEM      :   
IP Address Source       : DHCP Address  
IP Address              : 0.0.0.0  
Subnet Mask             : 0.0.0.0  
MAC Address             : 9c:b6:54:71:08:16  
BMC ARP Control         : ARP Responses Enabled, Gratuitous ARP Disabled  
Default Gateway IP      : 0.0.0.0  
802.1q VLAN ID          : Disabled  
802.1q VLAN Priority    : 0  
Cipher Suite Priv Max   : Not Available

You have ipmitool run correctly 😉

Now we need find the correct channel to set the IP address of iLO, if you execute the follow:

for i in `seq 1 14`; do ipmitool lan print $i 2>/dev/null | grep -q ^Set && echo Channel $i; done

That return the channel number, in my case show:

foo@server:~|⇒  for i in `seq 1 14`; do ipmitool lan print $i 2>/dev/null | grep -q ^Set && echo Channel $i; done  
 Channel 2

Now we know the channel, then go to setting, the commands are:

ipmitool lan set 2 ipsrc static  
ipmitool lan set 2 ipaddr xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx  
ipmitool lan set 2 netmask xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx  
ipmitool lan set 2 defgw ipaddr xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

Once configure, we need restart iLO, we need do:

For iLO

ipmitool mc reset warm

For IMM

ipmitool bmc reset cold

That’s all, now we can verify the config execute the first command

ipmitool lan print

Now we can open a browser and go to the IP URL and login with the credential configured.

EXAMPLE:

root@server:~|⇒  apt-get install ipmitool  
 Reading package lists... Done  
 Building dependency tree         
 Reading state information... Done  
 The following extra packages will be installed:  
   libopenipmi0 openipmi  
 The following NEW packages will be installed:  
   ipmitool libopenipmi0 openipmi  
 0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 132 not upgraded.  
 Need to get 1,061 kB of archives.  
 After this operation, 3,652 kB of additional disk space will be used.  
 Do you want to continue? [Y/n]   
 Get:1 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main ipmitool amd64 1.8.14-4 [376 kB]  
 Get:2 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main libopenipmi0 amd64 2.0.16-1.4 [494 kB]                                                                   
 Get:3 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main openipmi amd64 2.0.16-1.4 [191 kB]                                                                       
 Fetched 1,061 kB in 7s (137 kB/s)                                                                                                                            
 Selecting previously unselected package ipmitool.  
 (Reading database ... 30138 files and directories currently installed.)  
 Preparing to unpack .../ipmitool_1.8.14-4_amd64.deb ...  
 Unpacking ipmitool (1.8.14-4) ...  
 Selecting previously unselected package libopenipmi0.  
 Preparing to unpack .../libopenipmi0_2.0.16-1.4_amd64.deb ...  
 Unpacking libopenipmi0 (2.0.16-1.4) ...  
 Selecting previously unselected package openipmi.  
 Preparing to unpack .../openipmi_2.0.16-1.4_amd64.deb ...  
 Unpacking openipmi (2.0.16-1.4) ...  
 Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.0.2-4) ...  
 Setting up ipmitool (1.8.14-4) ...  
 Job for ipmievd.service failed. See 'systemctl status ipmievd.service' and 'journalctl -xn' for details.  
 invoke-rc.d: initscript ipmievd, action "start" failed.  
 Unable to start ipmievd during installation.  Trying to disable.  
 Setting up libopenipmi0 (2.0.16-1.4) ...  
 Setting up openipmi (2.0.16-1.4) ...  
 Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-13) ...  
  
 root@server:~|⇒  modprobe ipmi_msghandler  
  
 root@server:~|⇒  modprobe ipmi_devintf  
  
 root@server:~|⇒   modprobe ipmi_si  
  
 root@server:~|⇒  ipmitool lan print  
 Set in Progress         : Set Complete  
 Auth Type Support       :   
 Auth Type Enable        : Callback :   
                         : User     :   
                         : Operator :   
                         : Admin    :   
                         : OEM      :   
 IP Address Source       : DHCP Address  
 IP Address              : 0.0.0.0  
 Subnet Mask             : 0.0.0.0  
 MAC Address             : 99:99:99:99:99:99  
 BMC ARP Control         : ARP Responses Enabled, Gratuitous ARP Disabled  
 Default Gateway IP      : 0.0.0.0  
 802.1q VLAN ID          : Disabled  
 802.1q VLAN Priority    : 0  
 Cipher Suite Priv Max   : Not Available  
  
 root@server:~|⇒  for i in `seq 1 14`; do ipmitool lan print $i 2>/dev/null | grep -q ^Set && echo Channel $i; done  
 Channel 2  
  
 root@server:~|⇒  ipmitool lan set 2 ipsrc static  
  
 root@server:~|⇒  ipmitool lan set 2 ipaddr 192.1.1.10  
 Setting LAN IP Address to 192.1.1.10  
  
 root@server:~|⇒  ipmitool lan set 2 netmask 255.255.255.0  
 Setting LAN Subnet Mask to 255.255.255.0  
  
 root@server:~|⇒  ipmitool lan set 2 defgw ipaddr 192.1.1.1  
 Setting LAN Default Gateway IP to 192.1.1.1  
  
 root@server:~|⇒  ipmitool mc reset warm   
 Sent warm reset command to MC  
  
 root@server:~|⇒  ipmitool lan print  
 Get Device ID command failed: 0xff </div></td></tr></tbody></table></div>Unspecified error  
 Set in Progress         : Set Complete  
 Auth Type Support       :   
 Auth Type Enable        : Callback :   
                         : User     :   
                         : Operator :   
                         : Admin    :   
                         : OEM      :   
 IP Address Source       : Static Address  
 IP Address              : 192.1.1.10  
 Subnet Mask             : 255.255.255.0  
 MAC Address             : 99:99:99:99:99:99  
 BMC ARP Control         : ARP Responses Enabled, Gratuitous ARP Disabled  
 Default Gateway IP      : 192.1.1.1  
 802.1q VLAN ID          : Disabled  
 802.1q VLAN Priority    : 0  
 Cipher Suite Priv Max   : Not Available

NOTE: Added IMM


Carlos Albornoz

rocking since MCMLXXXII