Overview

This guide covers installing an Operating System via IPMI on Asrock and Supermicro based servers. Customers will need to ensure they have access to their service in dedicatedcp.com, our official Dedicated Server management portal.

How do I know if my server has ASRock or Supermicro based IPMI?

All our AMD CPU based servers are powered by ASRock server boards, and you will need to follow the ASRock section of this guide.

All our Intel CPU based servers are powered by Supermicro server boards, and you will need to follow the Supermicro section of this guide.

Starting Point - ASRock and Supermicro

  1. To begin, log into dedicatedcp.com and navigate to your service. Select the Server ID from the “Servers” menu found under Hardware -> Servers

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  2. If your Client Username and Password fields are not populated, click “create”. Then using the “Manage ACL” button, whitelist your IP and click the hyperlink for the IPMI IP address to confirm if you have an Asrock or Supermicro board.

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ASRock IPMI

  1. For Asrock based systems you will continue in IPMI via the web browser of your choosing. In DedicatedCP, you will need to select "Manage ACLs" and "Grant IP Access" prior to opening the "IPMI Address" link in another browser tab.

    Note: if you just created your IPMI account via the “create” button you will need to contact our support team to adjust your permissions. This limitation currently only applies to Asrock based systems.

  2. Select “Remote Control” and “Launch KVM”. A separate window will open with the Asrock HTML5 IPMI console.

  3. In the console, start by selecting your media via “Browse File”. After attached, click “Start Media”

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  4. Reboot the server and press "F11" to launch the boot menu. Select "IPMI Virtual Disk 3000" or Virtual CDROM/Disk as the boot device and press enter.

Supermicro IPMI

  1. For Supermicro based systems you will have to use the java based IPMI console directly from dedicatedcp.com. You can access this console by clicking the “Launch KVM” button.

  2. In the console, open “Virtual Storage” and attach your media.

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  3. Reboot the server and press "F11" to launch the boot menu. Select "IPMI Virtual Disk 3000" or Virtual CDROM/Disk as the boot device and press enter. Note: On newer Supermicro motherboards (X12 Series, 10th Gen Intel) we have the best time to press f11 and launch the boot menu to be the second time you see the Supermicro logo in the console after the reboot. If you have any trouble with this we are here to help!