Chapter 25. Powering on your server with OpenBMC commands

Note

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.

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

  • Default user name: root
  • Default password: 0penBmc (where, 0penBMC is using a zero and not a capital O)

    1. Open a terminal program on your PC or notebook.
    2. Log in to the BMC by running the following commands.

      ssh root@<BMC server_ip_address>
      root@<BMC server password>

      Where BMC server_ip_address is the IP address of the BMC and BMC server password is the password to authenticate.

    3. To power on your server, run the following command:

      $ root@witherspoon:~# obmcutil poweron
    4. Connect to OS console and use the default password 0penBmc.

      ssh -p 2200 root@<BMC server_ip_address> root@

Where BMC server_ip_address is the IP address of the BMC and BMC server password is the password to authenticate.