IPMI doesn't work...

Jung-uk Kim jkim at niksun.com
Mon Mar 14 14:48:08 PST 2005

On Monday 14 March 2005 02:32 pm, Jeff wrote:
> <posted this to -questions too but thought the nic component made
> it worth posting to -net>
> on a 5.3 amd64 system.  anyone have any luck or know anything about
> this?  i can query variables right up until the point where the
> kernel loads, then nothing.  ibm is saying this can be caused by
> the actual nic driver (the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)
> shares the network interface); the system uses a Broadcom BCM5704C
> Dual gig adapter:
> bge0: <Broadcom BCM5704C Dual Gigabit Ethernet, ASIC rev. 0x2003>
> mem 0xfe000000-0xfe00ffff,0xfe010000-0xfe01ffff irq 24 at device
> 1.0 on pci2

Does 'in-band' mode work for you?  Try FreeIPMI to check:


> anyone have any idea why this may be the case?  unfortunately for
> me and others here, the inability to remotely manage boxes
> (console/power cycle/detect drive failures/etc) via ipmi will be a
> deal breaker in our push for FBSD in our fleet (couple hundred) of
> dual proc amd64 IBM e325 servers.  SuSE here we come
> (unwillingly)...

BTW, SuSE won't work for you:


Jung-uk Kim

> thx

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