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

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

Has anyone run in to this before?

[root at sentinel ~]# racadm setniccfg -s
ERROR: Unable to perform requested operation.
If the operation attempted was to configure DRAC, possible reason may be 
Local Configuration using RACADM is disabled.
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?



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