Any hints for DRAC II on PE 400SC? Eoin_Mcguinn at
Tue Oct 28 04:54:01 CST 2003


It is my understanding that the SMB (ESM) connector on the DRAC II carries
the shutdown signal to the system controller. Therefore, without this header
on a 400SC motherboard you will be unable to control the functionality of
the system.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Carlton [mailto:mike at]
Sent: 28 October 2003 01:57
To: Linux-PowerEdge at
Subject: Any hints for DRAC II on PE 400SC?

I'm trying to get basic remote reboot capability via the older DRAC II 
card.  I realise that this is not a supported machine for the DRAC II, 
but the cards can be had for $20 on ebay so I decided to give it a try.

I'm hoping to use the client software at so I don't really need dell OMSA 
client support (it doesn't want to install anyway).

I'm running RH9 and have got the radadm 2.5.0, DRAC-common 2.5.0, Server 
Administrator 1.0 and dellomsa packages installed.  The driver seems to 
recognize the card and the modules all load.

Racconf gives this output:
> Loading configuration from DRAC card. Please wait...
> Firmware Version     : 2.30
> Firmware Build Date  : Jun 20 2000
> Processor            : i960 JA
> Processor Speed      : 16 Mhz
> Memory Size          : 16 MB
> ROM Size             : 2 MB
> NVRAM Size           : 128 KB
> Modem Type           : Absent
> Host Bridge          : MG9063
> Network Controller   : SMC 91C96
> NIC Address          : 00  40  d9  01  27  17
> IP Address           :
> Subnet Mask          :
> PCMCIA Controller    : CL6710
> PC Card Manufacturer :
> PC Card Product Name :
> Utility Build Date   : Oct  7 2002
> Utility Build Time   : 14:15:28
> Utility Version      :
> DRAC Configuration Utility - Version
> Copyright (c) American Megatrends, Inc. 1999-2000

Can anyone tell me how to change the IP card of the RAC?  That's my 
first step to see if I can talk to it and hopefully controll it...

--Mike Carlton

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