IPMI and DELL 1425s - why don't they all work??

Donald_Duncan_II@Dell.com Donald_Duncan_II at Dell.com
Mon Jul 11 06:53:49 CDT 2005


Dave, 
Here is a better link.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/smbmcmu/1.2/en/ug/index.h
tm

There is a section, "Configuring Your Managed System", that will explain
all you need.  But here it is in a nutshell: In the BIOS, configure your
"Serial Port 1" to "BMC NIC". 

David Duncan 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Hutton [mailto:david.hutton at scali.com] 
> Sent: Monday, July 11, 2005 5:01 AM
> To: Duncan II, Donald
> Cc: linux-poweredge-Lists
> Subject: RE: IPMI and DELL 1425s - why don't they all work??
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I haven't set up the system bios at all as I haven't set up 
> serial over lan, for example. BUT in spite of this ipmitool 
> should come back with in formation. Agreed? Or is there some 
> fundamental/simple issue I've overlooked?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> 
> Dave
> Carpe diem ....
> 
> 
> | -----Original Message-----
> | From: Donald_Duncan_II at Dell.com [mailto:Donald_Duncan_II at Dell.com]
> | Sent: 11 July 2005 07:02
> | To: david.hutton at scali.com
> | Cc: linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
> | Subject: RE: IPMI and DELL 1425s - why don't they all work??
> |
> |
> | Mr. Hutton,
> |
> | Did you follow the instructions available at 
> http://support.dell.com 
> | available in the user guides?  Did you specifically pay 
> attention to 
> | the information at 
> | 
> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/smbmcmu/1.2/en/ug/bmcug
> | c0
> | b.htm#1057560
> | ?
> |
> | -----Original Message-----
> | From: linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists On Behalf Of David Hutton
> | Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2005 3:20 PM
> | To: linux-poweredge-Lists
> | Subject: FW: IPMI and DELL 1425s - why don't they all work??
> |
> | Hi,
> |
> | Installed a cluster of 1425s last week. Using ipmitool 
> 1.8.x I see 4 
> | of the nodes - but none with 1.6.x. No problem there - just use the 
> | later SW.
> |
> | Basic setup: master in same rack as 15 nodes, the rest in a 
> seperate 
> | rack. A single DELL 5324 switch in each rack. Single cable from the 
> | 2nd rack to the switch in the masters rack. The 4 nodes I could see 
> | were spread out over both switches. A cross over cable 
> directly from 
> | the master to a non-working node didn't work either.
> |
> | Running RHEL3 U5 ES (WS for nodes). At the start I went 
> into the BMC 
> | bios on each node and a) reset back to factory defaults and 
> b) entered 
> | the ip address of the BMC plus netmask (different to the system ip).
> |
> | Spoke to a DELL management specialist and noone could think of 
> | anything I hadn't done. The only clue was 'arp -n' had 
> resolved ip/mac 
> | addresses for those 4 that worked - but not  the others - 
> 'HW address 
> | was <incomplete>'.
> |
> | So, any more information that may help from anyone???
> |
> | (Actually the thing I didn't try was resetting the master bios to 
> | factory defaults - but I shouldn't have to ...)
> |
> |
> | Cheers
> |
> |
> | Dave
> | Carpe diem ....
> |
> |
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