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    IPMI Question

    Hello,

    I have a question. Does your provider allows you to access your IPMI's Reboot and Shutdown Feature on Supermicro Servers?

    I bought a server from a provider and they don't want to give me access to those functions because they say its for them to use only.

    I had a server before with a Supermicro chassis and IPMI and the provider did allow me to use those functions.

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    it depends on provider, our case we provide kvm and reboot functions except the cdrom access

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    Just ask your provider to set you up as operator if they do worry about security :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGotzmann View Post
    That's there choice I suppose... Do you have a remote reboot port instead?
    Yes. But the weird part is I got this note from their welcome email

    * IMPORTANT: Power Management

    It should noted that we recommend using virtual power control within the IPMI management interface as opposed to the remote reboot option for your system that you'd find in the client portal. We have seen instances when using remote reboot through the client portal (which communicates with the actual power strips to control power access/denial) may hinder or outright disable IPMI access. It may be convenient to access the client portal to issue the remote reboot, but it's generally not the best idea (unless there is an emergency) especially if you have IPMI access. If reports indicate that the remote reboot device is used when not absolutely necessary, resulting in IPMI malfunction, technical assistance to regain IPMI access will be subject to standard fees and would involve a necessary reboot to configure the IPMI within BIOS.
    Well, I'm more comfortable using the IPMI for reboots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net View Post
    Just ask your provider to set you up as operator if they do worry about security :-)
    I will try to ask them about this. Thanks!

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    They probably do not want to give it to you because you might mess the bios :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by net View Post
    They probably do not want to give it to you because you might mess the bios :-)
    Couldn't he just restart the server at that point and use built in KVMoIP and mess with it from there?
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    Is your box a managed server? I know that if I sold you a managed box, I wouldn't want you going into the ipmi for anything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by net View Post
    They probably do not want to give it to you because you might mess the bios :-)
    I wouldn't mess with it. I just want the reboot function of my server using IPMI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimplyPhx View Post
    Is your box a managed server? I know that if I sold you a managed box, I wouldn't want you going into the ipmi for anything...
    Its an unmanaged server.

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    i find it odd. if a customer can reboot their server and not bother me with reboots and so on... y not! How much damage can really be done these day? it is so easy to reset a server and/or restore it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Wall View Post
    Couldn't he just restart the server at that point and use built in KVMoIP and mess with it from there?
    Yes, I can access the BIOS upon restart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyah View Post
    Its an unmanaged server.
    yeah...then I don't see why they don't give you access. Where I am now, if you have an unmanaged box, we give you access to ipmi...weird.

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    I know with ours we have not had the request but in our whmcs we have it linked so a client can reload, reboot or what ever they need to do
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