drac3 serial console om and ipmi

John McMonagle johnm at advocap.org
Tue Jul 12 18:35:12 CDT 2005

Managed to get openmanage 4.4 working on pe1600sc with debian sarge.
Got snmp working. Seems hard to believe the the only way to get the mibs 
is in an exe file.
Work in a Microsoft free environment. Wine did it :-)

A few loose ends.
Somehow managed to get the linux ipmi drivers loading in my iinitrd file.
Looks like the openmanage drivers do not want to load if the ipmi 
drivers are already loaded.
Is there a conflict?
Is there any workaround?

Managed to get the the serial and telnet on the rac working.
rac serial port works.
telnet works.
rac web interface console works.
"connect video" works
"connect com2" does not work :-(
it brings up blank screen.
What does it need to work?

Think I have the racs virtual serial port setup.

from lspci
0000:00:06.0 ff00: Dell Embedded Remote Access or ERA/O
        Subsystem: Dell Embedded Remote Access or ERA/O
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
        Memory at feb80000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
        I/O ports at ecb8 [size=8]
        I/O ports at eca8 [size=8]
        Expansion ROM at fe000000 [disabled] [size=64K]
        Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2

0000:00:06.1 ff00: Dell Remote Access Card III
        Subsystem: Dell Remote Access Card III
        Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 177
        Memory at fe122000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        I/O ports at ec40 [size=64]
        Memory at feb00000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=512K]
        Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2

0000:00:06.2 ff00: Dell Embedded Remote Access: BMC/SMIC device
        Subsystem: Dell Embedded Remote Access: BMC/SMIC device
        Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
        I/O ports at ecb4 [size=4]
        Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 
setup as ttyS2
crw-------  1 root root 4, 78 2005-07-12 17:46 /dev/ttyS2
 setserial /dev/ttyS2
/dev/ttyS2, UART: 16550A, Port: 0xec40, IRQ: 177

cat /etc/ppp/peers/racser
# /etc/ppp/peers/racser
# the ppp script to connect to the RAC board
# usage:  pppd call racser
#         pppd /dev/racser crtscts noauth connect 'chat -v ...'
#        NOTE:  add "kdebug 25" to the options for debug and
#               tail -f /var/log/messages
# racser chat script to invoke the server to card authentication
connect 'chat -v "" CLIENT CLIENTSERVER "\\c"'
ttyS2 crtscts noipdefault noauth lock persist bsdcomp 0,0 deflate 0,0
 pppd call racser
Runs but didn't seem to help or harm.
What is this used for ?

Also tried in  inittab
T1:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyS2 57600 vt100

 racadm getconfig -g cfgSerial


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