30 Nov 2011

CIMC - The maximum number of user sessions has been reached.

When building our first Cisco UCS server, I somehow managed to consume the maximum amount of web browser sessions on the server's CIMC and was receiving 
The maximum number of user sessions has been reached. 

This can be resolved by using SSH to the CIMC IP address and logging in with the administrator credentials. Once in, the active sessions can be viewed using
show user-session

 To change into the context of the user session enter the following replacing sessionindex with the session number

scope user-session sessionindex

To kill the session enter;

To escape the user session type

Also if necessary the CIMC can be rebooted independently from the server chassis by entering
scope cimc

Once in the CIMC scope 


Answer 'y' to the prompt to reboot the CIMC


Anonymous said...

Thanks - helped me out in a pinch.

Greg said...

Thanks, most appriciated!

Anonymous said...

Great, thanks.

Arul said...

Wonderful. to the point. Helped very much.

Anonymous said...

wow! thanks mate... saved my day!

Anonymous said...


vseaux said...

thank you

Metin said...

Thanks a lot, saved me a lot of trouble :-D cheers and Happy 2017