Reset Supermicro IPMI Password

I forgot my IPMI password. Did you do this too? Do you have root access via SSH to the installed operating system? If you answered yes to both these questions, I have good news for you.

Here is how to do this via SSH to the installed Linux operating system.

Download the IPMICFG utility on the Supermicro FTP.

Unzip it and set the appropriate file as executable. For me it is “ipmicfg-linux.x86_64.static”.

Use –help to view the available options.

I copied the values for the following: -m (show IP and MAC), -k (show subnet mask), -dhcp (get DHCP status), -g (show gateway IP), -vlan (get VLAN status).

Take a deep breath and reset to factory default (-fd). You should see: Reset to the factory default completed!

Update the settings and you should be good to go! The following is what I did to accomplish this.

Turn dhcp off (-dhcp off) and set the IP (-m ###.###.###.###). If you need to set a custom MAC (-a ##:##:##:##:##:##). I checked my IP and MAC (-m) and did not need to set the MAC.

Set the subnet mask (-k ###.###.###.###) and the gateway (-g ###.###.###.###).

Login using IPMI View. The default (case sensitive) login / pass is ADMIN / ADMIN. Go ahead and change the password! If you try to do this from the web interface it will not work.

Enjoy the great features which you have recovered!

2 Replies to “Reset Supermicro IPMI Password”

  1. Hussein,
    thank you for your advice. It helped me to realize why I cannot return back to my console. I decided for the reset to factory default, but forgot to record it. Yes ADMIN/ADMIN. Thanks for IPMICFG as well. We have to get through such a heap of info and any short but helpful text is appreciated (as your for example).

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