23.11. Procedure – Configuring the IPMI interface from the BIOS after losing IPMI password

Purpose: 

It may happen that you inadvertently lose the IPMI pasword of your PSM. In that case, you will be required to:

  1. Shut down PSM.

  2. Unplug the PSM physical appliance's power cord.

  3. Wait 30 seconds.

  4. Replug the power cord.

  5. Restart the appliance.

  6. Re-configure the IPMI interface from the BIOS.

To confgure IPMI from the BIOS, complete the following steps.

Prerequisites: 

To apply the procedure outlined here, you will need physical access to a monitor and keyboard.

Steps: 

  1. Press the DEL button when the POST screen comes up while the appliance is booting.

    Figure 23.9. POST screen during booting

    POST screen during booting
  2. In the BIOS, navigate to the IPMI page.

  3. On the IPMI page, select BMC Network Configuration, and press Enter.

    Figure 23.10. IMPI page > BMC Network Configuration option

    IMPI page > BMC Network Configuration option
  4. On the BMC Network Configuration page, select Update IPMI LAN Configuration, press Enter, and select Yes.

    Figure 23.11. BMC Network Configuration page > Update IPMI LAN Configuration

    BMC Network Configuration page > Update IPMI LAN Configuration
  5. Stay on the BMC Network Configuration page, select Configuration Address Source, press Enter, and select Static.

    Figure 23.12. BMC Network Configuration page > Configuration Address Source

    BMC Network Configuration page > Configuration Address Source
  6. Still on the BMC Network Configuration page, configure the Station IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway IP Address individually.

    Figure 23.13. BMC Network Configuration page > Station IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway IP Address

    BMC Network Configuration page > Station IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway IP Address
  7. Press F4 to save the settings, and exit from the BIOS.

    About a minute later, you will be able to log in on the IPMI web interface.