Can we please finally solve Dell's racadm for FreeBSD? Advice needed

Mark Blackman mark at
Sat Apr 28 14:05:21 UTC 2018

> On 28 Apr 2018, at 14:39, Peter G. <freebsd at> wrote:
> Dear everybody,
> regarding:
> would somebody knowledgeable be kind enough to advice and/or help with
> bringing Dell racadm client/tools to FreeBSD? What is the problem with
> ipmi enumeration Dan mentioned on his commit? What is in the first place
> desired is local access to local hardware via standard racadm client.
> Local management is the "big kahuna" here.
> There were several attempts over the years, yet everything waned away
> without any solid results. Dell hardware is constantly mentioned on the
> lists or in the forums, so clearly many of us use it. I myself manage
> several Dell servers. The lack of local racadm for FreeBSD is daring.
> On my own and out of my pocket I will offer 50 EUR in Bitcoin to anybody
> who will solve the problem, i.e. provide a working racadm client which
> can access and manage local hardware. Of course anybody else is welcome
> to chime in. I am willing to put that in escrow with a trusted member of
> the community. Please let me know what to do.

A kind offer, and much better than nothing. I think more like Nx1000 Euros 
cash would be a more realistic offer.  Maybe a kickstarter campaign or similar
to fund it? If all the Dell server managers clubbed together, I bet they could
easily find that much.  Alternately persuade the FreeBSD foundation to put their
focus behind it.

- Mark

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