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

Jack L. xxjack12xx at
Mon Apr 30 19:28:29 UTC 2018

I have
device          ipmi

in my kernel config (or you can just kldload ipmi).

Install ipmitool, and most of the dell cmds are the usual ipmi
commands. Some commands might have to be sent via raw or delloem and
you can't soft reset the drac, only hard reset it via the tool.

On Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 7:28 AM, Peter G. <freebsd at> wrote:
> On 29/04/2018 05:08, Jack L. wrote:
>> I manage a variety of Dell servers running FreeBSD, only 610 and 1950s
>> work with racadm but everything that can be done with racadm can also
>> be done with ipmitool. I just use ipmitool to get around instead of
>> their proprietary racadm stuff. What functionality do you need from
>> racadm and maybe I can give you an ipmitool equivalent?
> It seems I may missed the ipmi angle altogether assuming it was only
> remote. Only now following Dan's comments I am realizing how racadm
> works talking to local hardware.
> You mean using this impi(4) as a local device and talking to it via
> local tool allowing coms with the device? Oh, that would do nicely. I
> need this for scripting mostly, e.g. monitoring what the intrusion
> sensor shows.
> Can you please describe your setup? What other kernel modules and 3rd
> party software do you employ? Any tricks with device.hints are needed? I
> have a small R220 at hand for testing, but it's lacking impi(4)
> altogether. Will have to rebuild.
> --
> PG

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