IPMI KVM on Allegro series 1000+
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|
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:
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.
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.
Please refer to the official documentation for more information.