Talking to OM IT Assistant

Matt Domsch Matt_Domsch at
Mon Jun 4 22:47:38 CDT 2007

On Mon, Jun 04, 2007 at 12:26:01PM -0700, Al Sparks wrote:
> I've been trying to get a 1650 running CentOS 4.5 to send it's reports
> to Dell OM IT Assistant.
> I've concluded that my snmp settings are probably good, since when I
> log onto IT Assistant, and send a refresh inventory to the 1650, I get
> snmp entries in the messages log on the 1650.
> When I do a troubleshooting of SNMP connectivity, I do get an error
> for "Set Community Names", but I don't think "Set Community" is
> required, only "Get Community" which passes.
> So here's what I get when I start the services:
>   # start
>   Waiting for mptctl driver registration to complete:
>                                                              [  OK  ]
>   Starting Systems Management Device Drivers:
>   Starting dell_rbu:                                         [  OK  ]
>   Starting ipmi driver:                                      [FAILED]

Do you have the ERA/O (optional) card in this system?  The PE1650 only
presents an IPMI interface if you have this optional hardware.


Matt Domsch
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