Saturday, November 1, 2014

How to reset the ADMIN password on a Supermicro IPMI device under VMware ESX 5.5

Resetting a forgotten ADMIN password on your Supermicro IPMI device when you are running VMware ESX 5.x is super easy, just follow these simple steps:

1) Download the IPMI tools from Supermicro’s site at:

2) Extract zip archive and scp the Linux 64bit files over to your ESX server, either in /tmp or make the directory /opt/supermicro and store them there. 

3) Change execute permissions on ipmicfg-linux.x86_64.static to RX
> chmod 750 ipmicfg-linux.x86_64.static

4) Run the following command:
> ./ipmicfg-linux.x86_64.static -user setpwd 2 somenewpassword