IPMITOOL – Get Session Challenge command failed: Invalid data field in request

Today morning I had strange issue while I was trying to wipeout old Nutanix POC box with running Microsoft Hyper-V 2012R2.

I went through the Foundation logs and I have found odd error

Get Session Challenge command failed

I thought it could be some issues with credentials, but same credentials worked fine with WebUI. Last instance was command line tools, fortunately IPMI has its own toolset  called ipmitool.

Restore IPMI settings to Factory default solved problem. I was able to finish foundation process and since customer is running Nutanix AHV instead of Microsoft Hyper-V.

  • Log in to  IPMI via WebUI
  • Click Maintenance
  • Factory default
  • Restore

IPMI reset to default

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur has been in IT industry since 1999 and consulting since 2008. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).