Dell Remote Access Card - Sysinstall
gpeel at thenetnow.com
Sat Nov 19 09:49:28 GMT 2005
I have read some recent posts regarding DRAC and Keyboard (local and remote)
and understand that only 1 console can be defined at a time, and I am OK
with that as I am remote 99.73 % of the time anyways.
I have recently purchased 2 more DRAC cards and a new server, a power edge
1850 with a integrated DRAC card and was shocked at something.
The remote keyboard becomes non functional when using sysinstall. DRAC and
remote work fine through the BIOS steps, and at the FreeBSD boot loaded, but
IF sysinstall is initiated, or, if loading the OS for the first time, (i.e.
booting to CD), it seems that remote keyboard stops...then one has to plug a
keyboard directly into the server.
That paritaly defeats the reason I baught the DRAC cards. THe plan was to
burn FreeBSD an leave them in the (server's) CD ROM, then, in case of
disaster, I could reload the OS start to finish remotely.
Has anyone seen this problem, and/or know a fix ?
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