can't use racadm or omreport to get hardware info - can't contact bmc?

Ryan Pugatch rpug at linux.com
Tue Jan 12 12:21:08 CST 2010


Has anyone run in to this before?

[root at sentinel ~]# racadm setniccfg -s 10.10.6.25 255.255.0.0 10.10.6.1
ERROR: Unable to perform requested operation.
If the operation attempted was to configure DRAC, possible reason may be 
that
Local Configuration using RACADM is disabled.
===============================================================================
IMPORTANT NOTE!
The RAC is unable to communicate with the BMC. This condition may
occur because of (1) no BMC is present, (2) missing or disfunctional
IPMI-related software components. Many RAC features depend on BMC
connectivity in order to work properly, and you may see failures
as a result.
===============================================================================


Also, most things to query the hardware via omreport fail - ie:

[root at sentinel ~]# omreport chassis memory
Memory Information

Error : Memory object not found


It's a brand new R610.

I haven't run in to this before.  Is there something obvious missing?

Thanks

Ryan



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