remote configuration once for pxe

Harald_Jensas at Dell.com Harald_Jensas at Dell.com
Wed Sep 29 07:47:51 CDT 2010


  On 2010-09-22 15:04, martin.flemming at desy.de wrote:
> Hi !
>
> Is it possible to configure on poweredge M610
> with racadm or SM CLP shell only the next  boot from pxe and
> for the next boot from hardiskk again ?
>
> .. the background is to configure a bunch of machines to
>    boot via pxe for new installation annd after that boot from
harddisk again ...
>
> We don't want the GUI .. and omsa isn't installed ...
>

Hi Martin,

You can use the Chassis Managment Controller to boot once from PXE or 
any other device.

You can access the CMC via SSH, or use racadm <command + options> to run

CMC commands remotely.

Example: deploy -m <server-X> -b pxe -o yes
serveraction -m <server-X> powercycle|powerup

NOTE: If you use racadm you also have to specify the IP and 
user/password for CMC access. The above example would be a SSH session 
with the CMC.

The above example will set Server-X, where X is the slot number, to boot

from pxe once. Then the serveraction command can be used to powerup or 
powercycle the system

The CMC Documentation is available here:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/smdrac3/cmc/cmc3_0/en/arg
/cmcadref.pdf


These are the options for the deploy command:


-b <device> Specifies the first boot device; must be used with
-o.
Use with -m <module> to specify for a individual
server, or with -a for all servers
Legal values: device=None, PXE, HDD, CD-
DVD, vFDD, vCD-DVD, iSCSI, SD, FDD
-o <no|yes> Indicates if the server should boot from the
device once; must be used with -o.
Use with -m <module> to specify for a individual
server, or with -a for all servers
Creates and enables an iDRAC root user if it does
-a
not already exist, and is executed on all the
existing servers in the chassis
Indicates that the <password> will be supplied
-u root
for the root user on the server. root is a constant
parameter, the only value that is valid with the -u
option.
-m <module> Specifies the server you want to configure.
Legal values: server-n, where n=1-16
-p <password> Specifies the password for the root user on the
server.


Regards
Harald



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