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How to: Change the IP address of the IPMI Interface
Posted by Craig Godbold, Last modified by Craig Godbold on 08 February 2022 03:09 PM

In this "How to" article, we are going to show you how you can configure or change the IP address assigned to the IPMI interface.

If you would like more background information on the IPMI interface, you can find that here in a previous article.

A video tutorial of this process can be seen below which demonstrates the steps in the article.


Configuring an IP address


Step 1: Login to the ByteBlower Server


  • login to the ByteBlower server using Console or SSH



Step 2: Save the current IPMI network configuration to a file.


BMC is the old name. Run the following command


  • bmc-config --checkout --section=Lan_Conf --filename=ipmi-network.conf



Step 3:open up the file (ipmi-network.conf) using nano


In order to configure the IP, we must open the IPMI config file. We will do this using nano. Run the following command.


  • nano ipmi-network.conf



Step 4: Configure the IPMI file


You will now be in the IPMI config file


  • In this case DHCP is set
  • We are going to change this to a static IP address
  • We use "Static" to do so and choose our IP address
  • In this example: IP address =  and the default gateway  =



  • Now add the new configuration