Zeki Mokhtarzada zeki at mokhtarzada.com
Sun Aug 5 11:00:00 CDT 2001

Speaking of remote management.  I have a 6300 and a few 2300's.  All the
machines have "server management bus daisy-chain connectors".  They sound
very useful.  But I was wandering, what exactly do these let you do, where
can I get cables, and what operating systems support them?  



On Sat, 4 Aug 2001, Dirk wrote:

> Hi,
> we have a couple of 1550s, from the hardware perspective they
> are great computers. the very new ones we got recently also have
> PXE boot on board (btw: is it possible to upgrade the old ones?).
> also, for the recent ones we got bleeding edge techology: 18gig
> 15k rpm drives and 1'' 72gig drives.
> i have a few questions however concerning remote/lights out
> management:
> - if i enable bios AND lilo serial direction, lilo's getting
> stuck at "LI".
>    it's reproducible with the old systems, i haven't checked the
> new ones
>    we got yet.
> - is there a possibility powercycling the 1550 remotely if things
> got stuck?
>    some Intel server chipsets provide this funtionality (VALinux
> built those
>    machines, IBMs servers have another chipset). i  desperately
> need
>    that, currently i accomplish this with a baytech powerstrip.
> that works,
>    but for the number of farm computers we want, it's more a
> kludge than
>    a good solution.
> thx,
>         ~dirkw
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