IPMI KVM on Allegro series 1000+

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Many Allegro Network Multimeters come with an on-board IPMI interface for basic hardware management.

This interface can be used to start, reboot, or shutdown the device without accessing the web interface. You can also access a virtual monitor to view the output on the console and use a virtual keyboard to interact with the device (KVM: keyboard, video, mouse). This can be helpful for Performing a factory reset or configuration reset.

The following table shows if the device supports IPMI and where the IPMI KVM port is located:

Device type IPMI support Port location
Allegro 200 no
Allegro 500 no
Allegro 800-P
Allegro 1000
Allegro 3000
yes Allegro-1000-kvm-port.jpg
Allegro 800-RM
Allegro 1200
Allegro 3200
yes Allegro-1200-kvm.jpg
Allegro 1210
Allegro 3210
Allegro 5210
yes X210 KVM.png
Allegro 1300
Allegro 3300
Allegro 5300
yes Allegro-x300-kvm.jpg
Allegro 1310
Allegro 3310
Allegro 5310
Allegro 7310
yes X310 kvm.png
Allegro 1400
Allegro 3400
Allegro 5400
yes X400 kvm.png
Allegro 1410
Allegro 3410
Allegro 5410
Allegro 7410
yes X410 kvm.png
Allegro 1500
Allegro 1510
Allegro 3500
Allegro 3510
Allegro 5500
Allegro 5510
Allegro 7510

Access to IPMI

The IPMI interface can be accessed via a LAN using the very top-left Ethernet port, usually above the USB ports. By default, the port will obtain an IP address via DHCP, but it can be reconfigured within the IPMI web interface.

If you point a browser to that IP address, a SuperMicro login will be presented where you can log into the interface:

Kvm login.png

The default credentials are ADMIN/ADMIN but some newer devices come with a random password printed on the serial number sticker. On Allegro x300 series, the password is printed below a retractable plastic plate on top of the top-left 2.5 inch disk drive bay.

We recommend to change the default password into a secure one.

Access to Health event log

There is an event log which shows all system health related events. In case of hardware problems, this can be useful to check.

Kvm event log.png

Kvm event log2.png

Virtual console

The IPMI interface also allows to use a virtual console to see the monitor output and use a keyboard for input. This is useful when boot changes must be made, for example, a factory reset is required. It also allows to make screenshots from the boot process in case of problems.

Kvm console.png

Additional information

Please refer to the official documentation for more information.

IPMI BMC update

The BMC can be updated manually, see this page for more detailed information.