Wednesday, November 2, 2011

BMC: Change Temperature Thresholds

This post shows how to update a server's Baseboard Management Controller (or iDRAC or maybe an iLO or something else) to power the server off at a different temperature threshold than the manufacturer default.  This is done using ipmitool and freeipmi commands.  We use it to lower the set points for some of our servers in a less-capable room that we have.  The servers will then do a hard shutdown if the thermal threshold we set is reached.