IPMI doesn't work...
ambrisko at ambrisko.com
Wed Mar 16 13:14:49 PST 2005
Julian Elischer writes:
| Jeff wrote:
| > I'm not sure what you mean by in band. The IP address of the BMC is
| > assigned via the bios and is different from what the OS later
| > assigns. With imiptool we can turn on/powercycle/monitor via the BMC
| > assigned address up until the point where the kernel loads. Once it
| > does, the BMC no longer responds. This doesn't happen with the two
| > linux distros we've tried it on. Wtih both, including SuSE, we can
| > still query/control via the BMC using ipmitool. It seems to be some
| > sort of driver issue to me. I find it confusing that the NIC is
| > shared between the BMC and the OS, but I guess that's just how it's
| > done. Perhaps the bsd broadcomm driver is simply blocking this
| > somehow...
| you have to assign it the same address!
Huh? The IPMI IP address and host OS IP address does not have to
be the same. I have them set different on the Dell boxes here.
They have different MAC addresses. What you mean they have
to have the same address?
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