Chapter 33. Powering on your L server with IPMI

Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is the default console to use when you configure your Power system. If you are using a Linux notebook or PC, use the ipmitool utility. If you are using a Windows notebook or PC, use the ipmiutil utility.

As the system powers up, you might notice the following actions:

  • System reference codes appear on the control panel display while the system is being started.
  • The system cooling fans are activated after approximately 30 seconds and accelerate to operating speed.
  • The power LED on the control panel stops flashing and remains on, indicating that system power is on.

After your system powers on, the Petitboot interface loads. If you do not interrupt the boot process by pressing any key within 10 seconds, Petitboot automatically boots the first option.

33.1. Powering on your system from a notebook or PC running Linux

To power on your server from a notebook or PC running Linux, follow these steps:

  1. Open a terminal program.
  2. To power on your server, run the following command:

    ipmitool -I lanplus -H fsp_ip_address -P _ipmi_password_ power on

    Where ipaddress is the IP address of the Power system and ipmi_password is the password set up for IPMI.

  3. Immediately activate your IPMI console by running this command:

    ipmitool -I lanplus -H fsp_ip_address -P ipmi_password sol activate
    Tip

    Use your keyboard up arrow to display the previous ipmitool command. You can edit previous commands to avoid typing the entire command again.

Note

If you need to restart your system, follow these steps:

  1. Deactivate the console by running this command:

    ipmitool -I lanplus -H fsp_ip_address -P ipmi_password sol deactivate
  2. Power your system off with this command:

     ipmitool -I lanplus -H fsp_ip_address -P ipmi_password power off
  3. Power your system on with this command:

     ipmitool -I lanplus -H fsp_ip_address -P ipmi_password power on
Note

If you have not already done so, insert your DVD into the DVD drive or confirm the installer image in your network

33.2. Powering on your system from a notebook or PC running Windows

To power on your server from a notebook or PC running Windows, follow these steps:

  1. Open a command prompt and change the directory to C:\Program Files\sourceforge\ipmiutil
  2. To power on your server, run the following command

    ipmiutil power -u -N ipaddress -P ipmi_password

    Where ipaddress is the IP address of the Power system and ipmi_password is the password set up for IPMI.

  3. Immediately activate your IPMI console by running this command:

     ipmiutil sol -a -r -N ipaddress -P ipmi_password
Tip

Use your keyboard up arrow to display the previous ipmiutil command. You can edit previous commands to avoid typing the entire command again.

Note

If you need to restart your system, follow these steps: . Deactivate the console by running this command:

ipmiutil sol -d -N ipaddress -P ipmi_password
  1. Power your system off with this command:
ipmiutil power -d -N ipaddress -P ipmi_password
  1. Power your system on with this command:
ipmiutil power -u -N ipaddress -P ipmi_password
Note

If you have not already done so, insert your DVD into the DVD drive or confirm the installer image in your network.