Accessing IPMI and Changing IPMI Password¶
By default, the IPMI port is configured to be a DHCP client. When connected to a network with DHCP, the IP address will appear in the lower right corner of the screen during boot.
In compliance with new privacy legislation, the Username and Password to access the IPMI port on the Netgate 1537 1U has been changed to a unique password on each device. Netgate started shipping systems with this change beginning February 21, 2020.
Prior to February 21, 2020, the IPMI Username and Password were
After February 21, 2020, the IPMI Username is still
ADMIN, the password is
located on a sticker on the bottom of the Netgate 1537 as shown below.
The password is alpha-numeric and the letters are capital letters.
IPMI Web Console¶
To change the IPMI password in the web console:
Begin by accessing the IPMI GUI using a web browser and the IPMI IP Address. Log in to the IPMI console.
Configuration > Users.
Highlight the Administrator and click
Check the box by
Change Password, enter the new password and confirm it by typing it a second time, then click
OKon the message window that says “Modified user successfully.”
If the IPMI web interface in unavailable,
ipmitool is packaged with pfSense
software by default and can be used to change the password through the pfSense
GUI or console/SSH shell as the
Navigate to Diagnostics > Command Prompt and load the IPMI kernel module. Enter the following command and click
List the IPMI users available. By default, Netgate appliances use the user name
The username is case-sensitive.
ipmitool user list
The command will return a list of users, for example:
ID Name Callin Link Auth IPMI Msg Channel Priv Limit 1 true false false Unknown (0x00) 2 ADMIN true false false Unknown (0x00) 3 true false false Unknown (0x00) 4 true false false Unknown (0x00) 5 true false false Unknown (0x00) 6 true false false Unknown (0x00) 7 true false false Unknown (0x00) 8 true false false Unknown (0x00) 9 true false false Unknown (0x00) 10 true false false Unknown (0x00)
Reset the password for the necessary user. The default
ADMINuser will be User ID
2, and the example below sets the password to
ipmitool user set password 2 NETGATE
This password is for example purposes only. Use a secure password.
If successful, the output will be:
Set User Password command successful (user 2)
Unload the IPMI kernel module: