OMSA 5.1 Debian Troubles
Brian E. Seppanen
seppy at chartermi.net
Sun Feb 25 11:42:57 CST 2007
I'm running debian 3.1 (stable aka sarge) on a Dell 1650 Poweredge.
Kernel version is 2.6.19 custom. I've included dcdbas as kernel module.
Linux host 2.6.19.01032007 #1 SMP Wed Jan 3 22:36:39 EST 2007 i686
dmesg | grep dcdbas
dcdbas dcdbas: Dell Systems Management Base Driver (version
dcdbas 8416 0
ipmi_watchdog 18080 0
ipmi_devintf 9256 0
ipmi_poweroff 8804 0
ipmi_si 37060 2
ipmi_msghandler 35872 4
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root src 39 Jan 10 11:08 /usr/src/linux-2.6 -> /usr/src/kernel-headers-2.6.19.01032007
I installed the openipmi, libopenipmi0 packages
ii openipmi 2.0.7-1 Intelligent Platform Management Interface (for servers)
ii libopenipmi0 2.0.7-1 Intelligent Platform Management Interface - runtime
ii dellomsa 5.1.0-4 Dell OpenManage Server Administrator 5.
I've tried many things, and the daemons necessary for gathering
statistics, events, etc.. refuse to start. I see references as these
being the proper daemons and they will not start using
/etc/init.d/instsvcdrv. They say they start but the process never
root 11183 1 0 15:32 ? 00:00:00
root 11193 1 0 15:32 ? 00:00:00
I don't know if it matters, but on this host I'm running udev which is the
hotplug/devfs replacement. Note: It matters insomuch as /dev/afa0 is
not created automatically by udev, which is another hurdle to cross.
none of the sensors seems to return any data, with saying that there are
no probes, but ealier omsa 4.4 worked just fine
# /opt/dell/srvadmin/oma/bin/omreport chassis fans
Error! No fan probes found on this system.
What the hell am I missing? the omsa pulls very little data seemingly
from the system? It formerly worked so nicely.
I can start the processes by hand without any problems.
I see very little output as to any reason for failures to start these
Anyone have any ideas on how I could go about tracking down the reasons
that the sensors don't appear to be working, and the helper applications
refusing to start, or stay running? Are there specific omsa log files I
can look at? I don't see anything out of the ordinary in syslog.
Any help greatly appreciated. I hate to have a system where I can't
quickly and in a standard fashion gather statistics (I'm not going to
license RH ES x to do it).
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