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Supermicro ipmi reset to factory default – How we do it?

Do you want to reset Supermicro IPMI to factory default? We can help you with it.

We can reset IPMI to default settings using the IPMICFG tool.

At Bobcares, we often receive request regarding Supermicro IPMI as part of our Server Management Services.

Today, let’s see how our Support Engineers reset Supermicro IPMI to factory default.

 

Supermicro IPMI and IPMICFG

In Supermicro IPMI the default logins are ADMIN/ADMIN. If we forget the password we can reset the password or reset to the factory setting.

IPMICFG is a utility for configuring IPMI devices. It is a command-line tool providing IPMI commands for BMC configuration.

We can use it in Linux, Windows, and DOS. It does not require any additional software installation.

Let us discuss how our Support Engineers reset IPMI to factory defaults.

 

How we reset IPMI to factory default?

Recently one of the customers contacted us when he forgot the IPMI logins. He wants to reset the IPMI to factory default settings. Let us discuss how our Support Engineers reset IPMI to the factory default setting.

Thus, we log in to the server. Then we need to download the IPMICFG utility to reset to default from Supermicro official page.

The package is the same for DOS, Windows, and Linux. We accept the End User License Agreement (EULA) and download the zip file.

Now we unzip the package. Then, we open the terminal or command prompt based on the OS.

Then we change the directory to where we have downloaded the files in the server. To change the directory we use cd command.

Next, we move to the directory of the OS and its architecture. The customer was using a Windows server based on 64-bit architecture. This appears as below,

Supermicro ipmi reset to factory default

Once we reach the directory we reset IPMI to factory defaults using ipmicfg.

To reset the IPMI to factory default using DOS our Support Engineers use the command,

ipmicfg -fd

For a Windows server, we use the command to reset it,

ipmicfg-win -fd

To reset the IPMI to factory default in the Linux we use the command,

ipmicfg-linux.x86_64 -fd

Once we execute the command in few seconds BMC will restart.

After the restart, the IPMI username and password will be reset to ADMIN/ADMIN.

 

Conclusion

In Short, we have discussed IPMI and IPMICFG. Also, we saw how our Support Engineers reset Supermicro IPMI to factory default settings.


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