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IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) is a great way to manage your server remotely. Having IPMI combined with a Liquid Web VPN is similar to having a remote Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) attached to your server. You’ll be able to perform actions remotely which traditionally accomplished when physically present at the machine. This process includes viewing the startup process, changing BIOS settings, installing the OS, and even power cycling your server. This guide is intended to walk you through the IPMI web interface, and explain the various pages. If you need help accessing IPMI, try this Knowledge Base article instead!
This view is the first page displayed when you log into the IPMI web portal. There are a few important pieces of information on this page, including your IPMI IP address, the firmware revision of the IPMI BMC, and your system’s MAC addresses. The “Remote Console Preview” page gives you a small thumbnail display of what the video display would look like if directly connected to your server. Also note that you can perform some power cycling actions from this page, including “Power On,” “Power Down,” and “Reset.”
While there is not much to look at on this page, it is one of the most important pages on the web portal! Clicking the “Launch Console” button will allow you to remotely connect to your server as if you had a KVM installed. When you click the button, your browser will prompt you to download a new file called “launch.jnlp.”
The “Event Log” page displays some fundamental logging information from the IPMI console. This page will keep a record of IPMI logins, and some other information on who accessed the system.
On this page, you can mount a CD-ROM ISO stored remotely on a Window share which can be useful if you would like to install a custom operating system remotely.
The Virtual Media page allows you to upload a small binary image, (1.44MB max size,) directly to the IPMI controller in your server, allowing you to boot from legacy “floppy disk” images. While mostly un-necessary in today’s tech landscape, this option can still be helpful to some users.
The Server Health page displays a small amount of information mostly permitting you to see some version information on the IPMI product.
This page displays information gathered by sensors on the motherboard. You can see information on many physical aspects of your server here. For example, some data here includes fan speed, component temperatures, voltage readings on the CPU and RAM, and more.
The “SOL” Console (Serial Over LAN Console) is a serial console connection to your server. With particular use cases, it is only useful for redirecting serial input/output over LAN.
So covers the functionality available to IPMI Operators. When appropriately used, IPMI can be a valuable tool in maintaining your server. It provides similar level access as if you were physically present in front of your server. It used to be that this capability was only possible when purchasing additional expensive KVM hardware. Liquid Web Dedicated Servers have this functionality as a standard at no extra cost! Give us a call if you have any questions, or would like to discuss getting an IPMI capable server.
What is the Role of Disk Space Management using Disk Quotas?
Disk Space Management is an often underestimated necessity of a systems administrators job duties. When managing disk space it is important to track and maintain adequate free space. This ensures proper system functionality and data integrity. Unlike your personal devices, when a server runs out of free space, it can have grave consequences. Running out of free space can lead to data and/or revenue loss for you, your clients and/or your user base.
Upgrading your Storm® server is a simple process, and can be done in just a few satisfying clicks. Upgrades are a necessity. You work hard on your blog, or ecommerce store, and the traffic grows! Once you’ve optimized your WordPress site or Magento store, reward yourself with an easy upgrade process and increase the available resources to your Storm® by following the steps below. This process can be followed for Storm® VPS or Storm® Dedicated servers.
- These instructions are intended specifically for resizing your Storm® server.
II. Available Resources On a Storm Private Cloud Parent
III. How To Create Child Instances On Storm Private Cloud
Private VPS Parents, are completely dedicated to your infrastructure and offer the functionality of a private cloud all within the Storm interface.
With the Storm Private Cloud parents, it’s easy to create Virtual Instances with customizable amounts of RAM, disk space, and CPU cores.