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

Donald_Duncan_II@Dell.com Donald_Duncan_II at Dell.com
Mon Jul 11 08:02:29 CDT 2005


Are there any distinctions in the bios configurations?   

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Hutton [mailto:david.hutton at scali.com] 
> Sent: Monday, July 11, 2005 7:20 AM
> To: Duncan II, Donald
> Cc: linux-poweredge-Lists
> Subject: RE: IPMI and DELL 1425s - why don't they all work??
> 
> Hi,
> 
> | 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".
> 
> OK. Just to get things straight. Does this HAVE to be 
> configured to actually get ANY information from the BMC via 
> ipmitool? If so I cannot see why 4 nodes out of 32 work and 
> the others do not. They are more or less straight from the factory ...
> 
> Cheers
> 
> 
> Dave
> Carpe diem ....
> 
> | > -----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/bmc
> | > ug
> | > | 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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