ipmitool bootdev pxe
Matt_Domsch at dell.com
Sun Jun 3 22:13:24 CDT 2007
On Wed, May 30, 2007 at 10:27:17PM -0700, Chance Reschke wrote:
> I've tried the same thing with the same results. It looks like
> Dell's IPMI implementation is incomplete. It claims the bootdev has
> been changed when, in fact, nothing was done.
> # ipmitool -U root -P foobar -H nodename chassis bootdev pxe
> Set Boot Device to pxe
> But when I reboot, the system boots from whatever boot device it was
> set to use before issuing the ipmi command. I've tried the <clear-
> cmos=yes|no> variations with no effect.
> This was on a Dell 1435 node. Does this work on any Dell systems?
I believe it does not work on any Dell systems to date.
> Can Dell change the response returned from the BMC so at least the
> response isn't so misleading?
I'll bring it up with our BMC firmware team.
Let me also point out the Deployment Toolkit tools, which can do a lot
of nifty magic like this.
Files named DTK_* (version 2.3 being the latest available as of this
note) are what you're looking for.
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