Automatic Detection of PowerEdge Servers

Alexander Dupuy alex.dupuy at mac.com
Wed Jan 20 16:22:52 CST 2010


Stephen Dowdy suggested:
> [root at FOO ~]# ipmitool mc info
> 'lspci' would show up
> a DRAC4, but thanks for the clue on 'lsusb' for the DRAC5!
> (following this logic...  lspcmcia ??  heh  ;)  darn  :-( 
>
> 'ipmitool fru list' doesn't show it, and i'm pretty sure dmidecode
> doesn't show it (unless there's encoding in one of the OEM specific
> types, and i wouldn't rule that out)
>   

You may get some joy from ipmitool sdr elist mcloc:

On a 1950 with a BMC (but no DRAC 5, despite the output):
# ipmitool sdr elist mcloc
BMC              | 00h | ok  |  7.1 | Dynamic MC @ 20h
DRAC 5           | 00h | ok  | 11.1 | Dynamic MC @ 26h

On a R710 with iDRAC6:
# ipmitool sdr elist mcloc
iDRAC6           | 00h | ok  |  7.1 | Dynamic MC @ 20h

If you validate the presence of add-in cards like DRAC4/5 with 
lspci/lsusb you will probably have a pretty reliable result.

@alex

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