Best Way to Reset Supermicro IPMI Password To Default In 2021

Are you looking to reset Supermicro IPMI password to default? Here, we will shed light on the details as to how you can do so.

The supermicro comes with a package which includes Windows, Linux, and even DOS version. The IPMI is so configured that it provides remote access to several users that may be present at varied location so as to enjoy the ease of networking.

Using the web interface

First of all, one has to log in to the web console and this has to be done using the admin account so that one has all the privileges and control.

  • First of all, one has to log in to the web console and this has to be done using the admin account so that one has all the privileges and control.
  • From the menu button, one needs to hover to configuration and then head to ‘users’ menu.
  • From the list generated, one has to select the admin user and then one needs to select the ‘modify user’ button.
  • In this button, tick on the checkbox that reads ‘change password’.
  • You can then enter the desired password and then do the same for confirm password.
  • Lastly, click on ‘modify’ and you are done.

Please refer below GIF showing the password reset procedure illustration through Web Interface (Username used in the GIF is “test”):

For the Windows servers

  • The IPMI password can also be reset by using the windows server.
  • First of all, you need to download the IPMI configuration utility. Make sure that the download is done keeping the architecture of the operating system in mind.
  • The next step is to unzip the file that you have downloaded.
  • You then need to open the command prompt and make sure to do as the admin user so you have the rights needed.
  • Now hover around to ‘directory’.
  • You can reset the default password by using the following command.

Once you have managed to reset the factory settings, you then need to assign the IP address along with subnet mask and even gateway.

If you seem to be using a static IP, you can turn DHCP or else you should make it a point to turn it on.
When you have done so, you will be able to log in using the default user ID and password. If needed, you can change the password from the panel or leave it the way you want.

From the Linux servers

If you are using the Linux server, you will have to use the ipmi tool for the sake of resetting the password.
The command required to do so is:

Yum –y install ipmitool

The process is remarkably simple as resetting the admin password can be done with the help of a simple command that goes like this:

Modprobe ipmi_devintf
Ipmitool –I open user set password USER_ID NEW_PASSWORD

All you need to do is replace the NEW_PASSWORD and USER_ID with the desired password and the id of the user whose password to be reset, and the work will be done. Let’s see how this works through GIF illustration:

supermicro ipmi default password

So, based on the type of dedicated server you are using, you can choose to reset the supermicro IPMI password. The steps are relatively simple and easy to follow and can serve the need in the desired manner.

Resetting the password also comes in handy when you seem to be locked out of the motherboard with IPMI.