IPMItool and BMC management

It is a wonderful experience to be able to manage and monitor your hardware independently from the host OS. This post is just about a few commands I use to manage
BMC (or whatever you call it) on my PC. It was surprising for me to see that I can use the same ethernet interface for both ipmi operations and regular network traffic due to which you don’t need to have an extra interface. This is really great! Once ipmitool is installed, connect to management board:

I like the option “shell” because it saves you not to type all those commands, password again and again.Now lets see the chassis status

Power is off. Let’s power on the machine!

You can also pass to options to the chassis power command like;

Soft option does a graceful shut down if your OS supports ACPI.
Off option just powers off the system

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