it's installed by default please refer http://next.nutanix.com/t5/Installation-Configuration/Change-IPMI-network-settings-from-Prism/m-p/20...
hi, can i understand the purpose of ipmi ?
I understand its like ilo or cisco's cimc, for hardware management portal.
my organisation has a block with 2x 10g switches.
Our current setup seems to work without ipmi connections and the guides i read implies ipmi as "should" rather than "must".
What are the impacts of not connecting ipmi ports ?
Your cluster will run well without IPMI
But on the other hand, IPMI is really important when reinstalling the block by utilizing Foundation VM
thanks for the response.
I guess while IPMI is not a need to have, its still important.
I have been trying to eliminate the need of using the UTP port because the mellanox switch we have are QSFP ports and its really expensive to use 1 for a copper SFP.
In such scenario, i guess i'll setup a cheap 1g switch instead.
According to this diagram, the ESXi hypervisor still have internal communication with IPMI (purple arrows, bottom left)
Does this mean that even if the IPMI port is not connected to a switch, the hypervisor still have control over the hardware via some internal connection ? If so, what is the purpose of connecting IPMI into same vlan as CVM and ESXI ? I had this impression that the IPMI physical port is for human accessing instead of system communication with each other.