# To check firmware version

ipmitool mc info

# To reset the management controller

ipmitool mc reset [ warm | cold ]

# Show field-replaceable-unit details

 
ipmitool fru print

# Show sensor output

ipmitool sdr list
ipmitool sdr type list
ipmitool sdr type Temperature
ipmitool sdr type Fan
ipmitool sdr type ‘Power Supply’

# Chassis commands

ipmitool chassis status
ipmitool chassis identify [] # turn on front panel identify light (default 15s)
ipmitool [chassis] power soft # initiate a soft-shutdown via acpi
ipmitool [chassis] power cycle # issue a hard power off, wait 1s, power on
ipmitool [chassis] power off # issue a hard power off
ipmitool [chassis] power on # issue a hard power on
ipmitool [chassis] power reset # issue a hard reset

# Modify boot device for next reboot

ipmitool chassis bootdev pxe
ipmitool chassis bootdev cdrom
ipmitool chassis bootdev bios

# Logging

ipmitool sel info
ipmitool sel list
ipmitool sel elist # extended list (see manpage)
ipmitool sel clear

For remote access, you need to setup user and network settings, either at boot time on the iLO or DRAC card itself, or from the OS via ipmitool:

# Display/reset password for default root user (userid ’2′)

ipmitool user list 1
ipmitool user set password 2

# Display/configure lan settings

ipmitool lan print 1
ipmitool lan set 1 ipsrc [ static | dhcp ]
ipmitool lan set 1 ipaddr 10.0.1.251
ipmitool lan set 1 netmask 255.255.255.0
ipmitool lan set 1 defgw ipaddr 10.0.1.1