Question:

Is it possible to reset the password on a SuperMicro IPMI interface?

Hazel: 02 February 2022

Is it possible to reset the password on a SuperMicro IPMI interface? My motherboard is model X8STI-F.

Answer:
Ivy: 02 February 2022

If you access it locally you can specify a new password. On Linux this would be done via ipmitool. Something like this should work:

ipmitool -I open lan set 1 password NEWPASSWORD

If you don't know which channel is your ethernet interface, just page through them one at at time, like so:

# ipmitool -I open channel info 1
Channel 0x1 info:
  Channel Medium Type   : 802.3 LAN
  Channel Protocol Type : IPMB-1.0
  Session Support       : multi-session
  Active Session Count  : 0
  Protocol Vendor ID    : 7154
  Volatile(active) Settings
    Alerting            : disabled
    Per-message Auth    : disabled
    User Level Auth     : enabled
    Access Mode         : always available
  Non-Volatile Settings
    Alerting            : disabled
    Per-message Auth    : disabled
    User Level Auth     : enabled
    Access Mode         : always available

Note that the medium type is "802.3 LAN". That's the one you want. Other channels may look like this:

# ipmitool -I open channel info 2
Channel 0x2 info:
  Channel Medium Type   : Serial/Modem
  Channel Protocol Type : IPMB-1.0
  Session Support       : single-session
  Active Session Count  : 0
  Protocol Vendor ID    : 7154
# ipmitool -I open channel info 3
Channel 0x3 info:
  Channel Medium Type   : System Interface
  Channel Protocol Type : KCS
  Session Support       : session-less
  Active Session Count  : 0
  Protocol Vendor ID    : 7154