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how to Configure IPMI

KSD
Voyager

how to Configure IPMI

IPMI IP address is null for my Hypervisor.How to configure it for AHV. Is IPMI tool is installed by default or need any installation? 

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Chevalier

Re: how to Configure IPMI

KSD
Voyager

Re: how to Configure IPMI

Thanks.

Is there any criteria to be followed in choosing ipmi ip address. 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

Chevalier

Re: how to Configure IPMI

IPMI just like configuring Dell IDRAC or HP ILO if you're familiar with

 

KSD
Voyager

Re: how to Configure IPMI

Sorry i am Not

Chevalier

Re: how to Configure IPMI

@KSD you can start with field installation guide 

Voyager

Re: how to Configure IPMI

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 ?

 

Chevalier

Re: how to Configure IPMI

@ccloo
IPMI just like ILO or CIMC if you familiar with. Cluster will run well without IPMI conncted you just can't manage the hardware remotely
Outrider

Re: how to Configure IPMI

@ccloo

Your cluster will run well without IPMI 

 

But on the other hand, IPMI is really important when reinstalling the block by utilizing Foundation VM 

Voyager

Re: how to Configure IPMI

hi guys,

 

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.

 

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