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Nehru Becirovic
Beginner

Can I find CIMC IP Address through vSphere?

On some of the servers we manage I'm not able to access CIMC.  Either IP has changed (I don't have local access) or its not reachable for some reason. However I can access all the servers through vSphere / ESX.  

 

Is there any way I can confirm IP Address of CIMC through ESX?

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Walter Dey
Advocate

ESXi host IP address is totally independent of CIMC IP address ?

What kind of server do you have: blade or rack mount, and for the latter managed by UCS Manager ?

Manuel Velasco
Cisco Employee

It is not possible to find the Ip address through ESX.

 

The only way to find out about the ip for your server is by having local access to your server with a monitor and rebooting the server.  During the boot up process you will see the cimc ip address that your server has configured on the right corner of the screen.

oliversh54
Beginner

If you have vCenter Server with the vCenter Hardware Status Plug-in enabled, you can find the CIMC IP of a UCS-C ESXi Host from the vSphere Client.  Connect the vSphere Client to the vCenter Server, open the Hosts and Clusters view, highlight the ESXi Host, open the Host's Hardware Status tab, and look under Baseboard Management Controller to find the Management Controller IP Interface.

Unfortunately, the hardware tab was removed with 6.0.0. Anyone else know of a way besides local access? 

SSH to the ESXi host and run this command:

 

enum_instances OMC_IPMIIPProtocolEndpoint root/cimv2 | grep IPv4
Filippo Gallinaro
Cisco Employee

Hello,

 

if you have SSH access to the host you can run this :

enum_instances OMC_IPMIIPProtocolEndpoint root/cimv2 | grep IPv4

and it will return the CIMC IP address (at least on the models I used).

 

Here is the reference to the relevant vmware support forum's thread:

https://communities.vmware.com/thread/487197

 

Hope it helps,

Cheers,

Fil

Hi guys,

 

Is it possible to power on a Cisco server via CIMC using vCenter?

Many thanks for the advice.
Can confirm it works.


@Filippo Gallinaro wrote:

Hello,

 

if you have SSH access to the host you can run this :

enum_instances OMC_IPMIIPProtocolEndpoint root/cimv2 | grep IPv4

and it will return the CIMC IP address (at least on the models I used).

 

Here is the reference to the relevant vmware support forum's thread:

https://communities.vmware.com/thread/487197

 

Hope it helps,

Cheers,

Fil


 

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