Before enabling BMC, when you right-click on a host, you can't do anything to the host (i.e. grey-out), except restarting.
Once the host BMC setting is defined, you can power on and off the physical host under the SCVMM console.
According to Microsoft Technet, the host must have a BMC installed that supports one of the following out-of-band management protocols:
- Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) versions 1.5 or 2.0
- Data Center Management Interface (DCMI) version 1.0
- System Management Architecture for Server Hardware (SMASH) version 1.0 over WS-Management (WS-Man)
Example: Dell Remote Access Controller (DRAC)
Dell DRAC supports IPMI 2.0. By default, it's not enabled. Hence, you must first enable it and configure the appropriate OOB IP address on the BIOS setting by pressing
Once the VMM server has connectivity to the Dell DRAC, you can now proceed to configure BMC setting under the Hardware properties as shown below.
Try power off and power on the host!