Any hints for DRAC II on PE 400SC?
mike at repomanager.com
Tue Oct 28 11:45:00 CST 2003
Agreed -- there is no ESM or IPMI connector on this motherboard, so I
will never get most of the functionality of the card.
But as a PCI device it should be able to reset the CPU (PCI devices I've
worked with in the past have done this). If I can get remote reset of a
hung system I'd be happy...
If I can configure the card I'll test the reset functionality
Eoin_Mcguinn at Dell.com wrote:
> 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 repomanager.com]
> Sent: 28 October 2003 01:57
> To: Linux-PowerEdge at dell.com
> 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
> http://lanceerplaats.nl/PowerEdge/RAC/ 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 : 10.0.0.1
>>Subnet Mask : 0.0.0.0
>>PCMCIA Controller : CL6710
>>PC Card Manufacturer :
>>PC Card Product Name :
>>Utility Build Date : Oct 7 2002
>>Utility Build Time : 14:15:28
>>Utility Version : 126.96.36.199
>>DRAC Configuration Utility - Version 188.8.131.52
>>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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