You can’t login to the web interface of the CIMC? This might solve your issue.

  • SSH using the same user/pass you use for the web interface
    # ssh admin@
    admin@'s password:
  • Change the “scope” to “cimc”. Note: you can type “?” (not shown in capture) to display options
    XXX-C220-01-01# scope cimc
    XXX-C220-01-01 /cimc #
      commit           Batch commit changes
      connect          Connect to other console
      discard          Discard all changes
      exit             Exit from command interpreter
      factory-default  Reset the Cisco IMC to factory default
      reboot           Reboot the Cisco IMC
      scope            Changes the current mode
      set              Set property values
      show             Show system information
      timezone-select  Select timezone interactively
      top              Go to the top mode
  • Use the “reboot” command. The CIMC might take around 5 minutes to reboot and be accesible again.
    XXX-C220-01-01 /cimc # reboot
    This operation will reboot the Cisco IMC.