ipmi access

Jeroen Massar jeroen at massar.ch
Mon Jun 2 20:56:58 UTC 2014

On 2014-06-02 21:54, Brian Rak wrote:
> On 6/2/2014 3:47 PM, shawn wilson wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 3:19 PM, Nikolay Shopik <shopik at inblock.ru> wrote:
>>> Java only used for mouting images. KVM is transfered via VNC protocol
>>> iirc.
>> They're not re-inventing the wheel, but I think KVM is generally some
>> VNC stream embedded in http(s) which VNC clients can't seem to
>> understand (at least, at a glance, I haven't been able to connect to
>> iLo, DRAC, Spider, or Tyan IPMI from outside the Java app).
> No, at least on SuperMicro it's a hacked up VNC protocol.  It's not
> embedded in HTTP/HTTPS, it just uses HTTP/HTTPS to fetch the Java app.
> I say hacked up because it's got a custom auth method, and a whole bunch
> of undocumented extensions.  I looked into implementing support in noVNC
> for it, but reverse engineering a binary protocol is a bit beyond me.

While there is no spec, there are people who have reversed it:


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