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For 7063-CR2 HMCs, there requires a HMC-to-BMC Inband Communications Credentials to allow for periodic monitoring of hardware problem events and other management console functions .This is local user. By default, root account is used for this purpose, and when setting up a CR2, the user is required to change the root BMC password, so this communication doesn’t work out of the box. But as suggested by IBM , we use different id instead of root for the inband communication requirement. The reason not to use root is the HMC will try every 20 minutes to log into OpenBMC and would cause the account to be locked out if the password is changed on the BMC and not updated on the HMC software.
This ‘local’ user ID for inband communication can also access OpenBMC GUI hence a risk. Ask here is to look at locking out console inband ‘local’ user from accessing the OpenBMC GUI.
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