Detecting DRAC Option

Eberhard Moenkeberg emoenke at gwdg.de
Thu Jan 20 17:35:01 CST 2005


Hi,

On Thu, 20 Jan 2005, David Sullivan wrote:

> I'm building a kickstart installation and custom media set that will be
> used to install RHAS 3.0 on various Dell models.  The ERA/O and DRAC
> cards are options on the top-end servers we sell, but not on the
> entry-level boxes.  As such, I don't want to install the OpenManage
> software on the entry-level machines and would like to key that
> installation based on the presence of the ERA/O or DRAC cards.  Does
> anyone know of a way to reliably detect for the existance of these
> options?

Uder SUSE-9.2, I see with a PE2650:

ftp4:1 00:19:28 ~ # lspci | grep Dell
0000:00:04.0 Class ff00: Dell Embedded Remote Access or ERA/O
0000:00:04.1 Class ff00: Dell Remote Access Card III
0000:00:04.2 Class ff00: Dell Embedded Remote Access: BMC/SMIC device
0000:04:08.1 RAID bus controller: Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller 3/Di (rev 01)
ftp4:1 00:20:15 ~ #

SuSE-9.1 on a PE1750 is telling:

digilib:0 00:23:13 ~ # lspci | grep Dell
0000:00:08.0 Class ff00: Dell Computer Corporation Remote Access Controller:ERA or ERA/O
0000:00:08.1 Class ff00: Dell Computer Corporation Remote Access Controller
0000:00:08.2 Class ff00: Dell Computer Corporation BMC/SMIC device not present
0000:04:03.0 RAID bus controller: Dell Computer Corporation PowerEdge 
Expandable RAID Controller 4/Di (rev 02)
digilib:0 00:23:21 ~ #

SuSE SLES8 on a PE2650 is telling:

ora3:0 01:00:32 ~ # lspci | grep Dell
00:04.0 Class ff00: Dell Computer Corporation Remote Access Controller:ERA or ERA/O
00:04.1 Class ff00: Dell Computer Corporation Remote Access Controller
00:04.2 Class ff00: Dell Computer Corporation BMC/SMIC device
04:08.1 RAID bus controller: Dell Computer Corporation PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller 3 (rev 01)
ora3:0 01:00:42 ~ #

SuSE SLES9 on a PE1650 is telling:

SFX2:0 00:24:01 ~ # lspci | grep Dell
0000:00:08.0 Class ff00: Dell Embedded Remote Access or ERA/O
0000:00:08.1 Class ff00: Dell Remote Access Card III
0000:00:08.2 Class ff00: Dell Remote Access Card III: BMC/SMIC device not present
0000:01:08.1 RAID bus controller: Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller 3/Di (rev 01)
SFX2:0 00:24:15 ~ #

SUSE-9.2 (64 bit) on PE1850 with RAC option:

repro1:1 00:28:39 ~ # lspci | grep Dell
0000:02:0e.0 RAID bus controller: Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID controller 4 (rev 06)
0000:09:05.0 Class ff00: Dell Remote Access Card 4 Daughter Card
0000:09:05.1 Class ff00: Dell Remote Access Card 4 Daughter Card Virtual UART
0000:09:05.2 Class ff00: Dell Remote Access Card 4 Daughter Card SMIC 
interface
repro1:1 00:28:51 ~ #

So you see, at least with SUSE on Dell you will find it out. ;-))

Cheers -e
-- 
Eberhard Moenkeberg (emoenke at gwdg.de, em at kki.org)




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