Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) provides remote access to multiple users at different locations for networking. It also lets the system administrator to monitor system health and manage cloud failover appliance (CFA) events remotely.

Setup and configuration

There are no specific instructions to set the IPMI up. Firstly IPMI should be enabled in BIOS and allocated with the IP address. You should also have the IPMI cable attached to the IPMI interface. (Refer to the CFA Quick Start Guide to find where the IPMI port is.)

For details on setting up and configuring IPMI, see Supermicro IPMI Configuration through BIOS or Web Interface.

Once this has been set up, go to https://[IPMI IP address], and log in using the following credentials:

Username ADMIN
Password $uperIPMI


We strongly recommend changing the IPMI password for security reasons.

Password reset

If you ever reset the IPMI password, it will reset to the default password as set initially by Supermicro. You can find the default Supermicro password on the sticker on the CFA motherboard.