Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

IPMI Configuration Options

Table 1. IPMI Configuration Options. The following table describes the fields displayed in the IPMI Configuration Options window.
Field Description

Enable IPMI Discovery

Enables or disables the IPMI protocol by discovery range.

User name

Enter the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) or DRAC user name.

  • NOTE: The default user name is root. It is recommended that you change it for security.


Enter the BMC or DRAC password.

  • NOTE: The default password is calvin. It is recommended that you change it for security.

KG Key

Enter the KG key value. DRAC also supports IPMI KG key value. Each BMC or DRAC is configured to require an access key in addition to user credentials.

  • NOTE: The KG key is a public key that is used to generate an encryption key for use between the firmware and the application. The KG key value is an even number of hexadecimal characters.

Timeout (seconds)

Enter a number to indicate the time that the discovery engine waits after sending an IPMI request. The valid range is from 1 to 60 seconds. The default time is 5 seconds.

Retries (attempts)

By default, one attempt. If the first call times out, indicates the maximum number of repeated attempts that the discovery engine makes by resending an IPMI request to a device. Valid range is 0–10 attempts.

  • NOTE: The retries and time-out parameters are used for both the Remote Management Control Protocol (RMCP) ping and the IPMI connection.

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