Static ipmitool binary for use on ESXI 5.1

There’s a great tutorial over here for compiling a static ipmitool binary to run on ESXi servers. You can grab my copy from GitHub.

I’ve done this on a CentOS 4.8 box after my ESXi host’s iDRAC would not let me login to it anymore and needed to be reset. So, I threw ipmitool.static onto it and gave it a cold reset. Works great now.

First copy it over (after SSH enabled)

scp ipmitool.static [email protected]:/scratch

Then run it from the host CLI

~ # /scratch/ipmitool.static mc reset cold
Sent cold reset command to MC

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