This article contains IPMI commands for checking and setting interfaces to dedicated or shared mode.
For example, after a BMC upgrade, the IPMI might not be accessible. So, you need to verify and change the interfaces to dedicated or shared mode.
Note: To run ipmitool commands on an ESXI host, prefix all commands with a forward slash (/).
Note: To run ipmitool commands from a remote system such as the CVM (Controller VM), add the "-I lanplus", "-H <IPMI IP>", "-U <username>" and "-P <password>" parameters to the ipmitool command.
Use these commands for an NX-3400 (Quanta) platform. All commands are executed dynamically and a restart is not required.
Check the status.
1101 :01 - Dedicated port
To achieve the same result on a Supermicro platform, see Supermicro FAQs 9848 (Hardware Monitoring:- IPMI).
Read LAN SELECT setting.
01 00 :Dedicated LAN
01 01 :Onboard LAN
Check the traffic through Dedicated LAN.
Check the traffic through Onboard LAN1
Check failover (default setting)
For the NX-1000 / NX-7000 Series
To get the LAN mode.
To change the setting to Dedicated.
To change the setting to Shared.
To change the setting to Failover.
For more information on setting the IPMI to dedicated, see this article.
For G4 and G5
Get LAN mode.
Set LAN mode dedicated.
Set LAN mode onboard/shared.
Set LAN mode failover.
For more information, please visit our portal documentation.