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Using IPMI to Remotely Reboot a Multi Services Platform Series Device
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Using IPMI to Remotely Reboot a Multi Services Platform Series Device

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Using IPMI to Remotely Reboot a Multi Services Platform Series Device

Setting Up IPMI on Multi Services Platform Device

Rebooting a Multi Services Platform Series Device by using the IPMI


Using IPMI to Remotely Reboot a Multi Services Platform Series Device


It is possible to use Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) to remotely reboot a Multiservices Platform Series. This capability is useful if you need to reboot the server but cannot reach it through the VSM Management Console and cannot access it physically.

This appendix explains how to configure a Multiservices Platform Series device so that it can be rebooted by using the IPMI, and how to perform the remote reboot procedure.

This appendix includes these topics:

Setting Up IPMI on Multi Services Platform Device

Rebooting a Multi Services Platform Series Device by using the IPMI

Setting Up IPMI on Multi Services Platform Device

Before you can remotely reboot a Multiservices Platform Series by using the IPMI, you must configure the server as described in the following procedure.

Procedure


Step 1 Reboot the Multiservices Platform Series.

Step 2 When the Supermicro logo screen appears, press the Del key to start the BIOS Setup Utility.

Step 3 In the BIOS SETUP UTILITY screen, use the arrow and Enter keys to configure the IP address for the IPMI as follows:

a. Choose the Advanced tab.

b. In the Advanced tab, highlight IPMI Configuration and press Enter.

c. Highlight Set LAN Configuration and press Enter.

d. Highlight IP Address Source, press Enter.

e. Choose Static or DCHP for the IP address source, depending on your deployment.

f. If you chose Static for the IP address source, enter information for the static IP address in the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway Address fields.

g. Make a note of the static or the DHCP-assigned IP address. You will need this IP address later in this procedure and if you need to reboot the server.

h. Press the F10 key to save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

i. Choose Ok to confirm.

The server reboots.

Step 4 On a PC that has access to the network on which the Multiservices Platform Series that you want to reboot is configured, start Internet Explorer 8, enter the IPMI IP address in the Address field, and press the Enter key.

Use the IPMI IP address that you noted earlier in this procedure.

The IPMI log in screen appears.

Step 5 In the IPMI log in screen, take these actions:

a. Enter ADMIN (all capital letters) in the Username and Password fields.

b. Click Login.

The System Information page appears.

c. Choose the Configuration tab.

d. Click Users.

e. Locate the line that displays ADMIN in the User Name column, and click this line to highlight it.

f. Click Modify User.

g. Enter a password in the Password field and the Confirm Password field.

The password must contain at least eight characters and is case sensitive. You need this password when you use the IPMI to reboot the server.

h. Click Modify.

i. In the confirmation pop-up window, click OK.

j. Exit the browser.


Rebooting a Multi Services Platform Series Device by using the IPMI

This section explains how to remotely reboot a Multiservices Platform Series by using the IPMI.

Before you Begin

On the PC that you will use to reboot the server, download and install the current version of Java by going to the java.com website and following the instructions provided there

Make sure that the server that you want to reboot is configured in the "Setting Up IPMI on Multi Services Platform Device" section

Make sure that you have the IPMI IP address that you noted when you configured the Multiservices Platform Series as described in the "Setting Up IPMI on Multi Services Platform Device" section

Make sure that you have the password for the IPMI that you set as described in the "Setting Up IPMI on Multi Services Platform Device" section

To reboot a Multiservices Platform Series by using the IPMI, follow these steps:

Procedure


Step 1 On a PC that has access to the network on which the Multiservices Platform Series that you want to reboot is configured, start Internet Explorer 8, enter the IPMI IP address in the Address field, and press the Enter key.

Use the IPMI IP address that you noted when you configured the Multiservices Platform Series as described in the "Setting Up IPMI on Multi Services Platform Device" section.

The IPMI log in screen appears.

Step 2 In the IPMI log in screen, take these actions:

a. Enter ADMIN (in all capital letters) in the Username fields.

b. In the Password field, enter the password for the IPMI that you set as described in the "Setting Up IPMI on Multi Services Platform Device" section.

c. Click Login.

The System Information page appears.

Step 3 Choose the Remote Control tab.

Step 4 Click Power Control.

Step 5 Click the Reset Server radio button.

Step 6 Click Perform Action.

The server should reboot.

If the server does not reboot within 5 minutes, continue to Step 7.

Step 7 If the server does not reboot after you complete Step 6, take these actions:

a. In the Remote Control tab, click the Power Off Server - Immediate radio button.

b. Click Perform Action.

After a few minutes, the message "Host is currently off" appears.

c. When you see the "Host is currently off" message, click the Power On Server radio button.

d. Click Perform Action.

The server should reboot, and after a few minutes, the message "Host is currently on" appears. (This message may appear even if the server does not fully reboot.)

If the server does not reboot within 5 minutes, continue to Step 8.

Step 8 If the server does not reboot after you complete Step 7, take these actions:

a. In the Remote Control tab, click Remote Console in the left area of the page.

b. Click Launch Console.

The Redirection Viewer window appears and displays the message "Cache data was lost due to an unexpected power-off or reboot...."

c. Click the Redirection Viewer window to make it active, then press Enter to reboot the server.