Trouble with old ERA/O card and CentOS 5.3

Matthew Willis lilmatt at flock.com
Tue Sep 29 18:53:26 CDT 2009


We're using some old PowerEdge 1650 and 1750s and I'm trying to get  
the ERA/O DRAC3 card working.

The boxes are running CentOS 5.3, and have OpenManage 5.5 installed  
(which appears to be the last version with 1650/1750 specific support).

It appears that whatever serial connection takes place between the RAC  
and the managed host isn't working.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

-lilmatt


Sep 29 15:42:54  kernel: ttyS1: LSR safety check engaged!
Sep 29 15:42:55  kernel: ttyS1: LSR safety check engaged!
Sep 29 15:42:55  chat[5898]: Can't get terminal parameters: Input/ 
output error
Sep 29 15:42:55  pppd[5882]: Connect script failed

Sep 29 15:43:59  chat[5912]: send (CLIENT^M)
Sep 29 15:43:59  chat[5912]: expect (CLIENTSERVER)
Sep 29 15:43:59  chat[5912]: ^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^? 
^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^? 
^?^?^?^
?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?^?
Sep 29 15:43:59  last message repeated 2 times
Sep 29 15:44:44  chat[5912]: alarm
Sep 29 15:44:44  chat[5912]: Failed
Sep 29 15:44:44  pppd[5882]: Connect script failed
Sep 29 15:44:45  pppd[5882]: Exit.


$ cat /proc/tty/driver/serial
serinfo:1.0 driver revision:
0: uart:16550A port:000003F8 irq:4 tx:0 rx:0 RI
1: uart:16550A port:00001000 irq:177 tx:7 rx:257 brk:257 oe:257 CTS| 
DSR|CD
2: uart:unknown port:00000000 irq:0
3: uart:unknown port:000002E8 irq:3
:3

 From lspci:
00:08.0 Class ff00: Dell Embedded Remote Access or ERA/O
	Subsystem: Dell Embedded Remote Access or ERA/O
	Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
	Memory at feb80000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [disabled] [size=4K]
	I/O ports at 1040 [disabled] [size=8]
	I/O ports at 1048 [disabled] [size=8]
	[virtual] Expansion ROM at 80020000 [disabled] [size=64K]
	Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2

00:08.1 Class ff00: Dell Remote Access Card III
	Subsystem: Dell Remote Access Card III
	Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 177
	Memory at fe100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	I/O ports at 1000 [size=64]
	Memory at feb00000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=512K]
	Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2

00:08.2 Class ff00: Dell Remote Access Card III: BMC/SMIC device not  
present
	Subsystem: Dell Remote Access Card III: BMC/SMIC device not present
	Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 5
	I/O ports at 1050 [disabled] [size=4]
	Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2





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