[Linux-PowerEdge] Configure and use BMC on a PowerEdge R310.

Mauro Antivero mauro.antivero at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 05:55:39 CST 2012


El 09/11/12 18:30, Chris_Poblete at Dell.com escribió:
> To make sure I understand your environment:
> 1.  R310 has iDRAC IP 172.30.0.150 and host is Debian with IP 172.30.0.151
> 2.  From another physical system, OS unknown, you cannot ping .150 but can ping .151
>
> Is this correct?
Yes, that's the situation.

Sorry but I'm a little confused about iDRAC, BMC and IPMI. In a Dell 
R410 that I see the BMC interface is via a separate interface. In this 
Dell R310 is shared with GB1. Is this OK?

Thanks and regards.

Mauro.
>
> Thanks,
> <Chris Poblete
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Friday, November 09, 2012 12:19 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] Configure and use BMC on a PowerEdge R310.
>
> El 09/11/12 11:37, Chris_Poblete at Dell.com escribió:
>> Hello Mauro,
>>
>> iDRAC will respond to ping.  One thing to look for at the client is firewall settings. Try temporarily disabling firewall and see if your ping goes through.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> <Chris Poblete
>>
> Hello,
>
> The system have a basic Debian 6 install and no firewall at all yet.
>
> The ping to the eth0 card (172.30.0.151) responds with no problem.
>
> I really don't know what happens. it may be a stupid thing, but I fail to see.
>
> Thanks and regards,
>
> Mauro.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists On Behalf Of Mauro Antivero
>> Sent: Friday, November 09, 2012 5:23 AM
>> To: linux-poweredge-Lists
>> Subject: [Linux-PowerEdge] Configure and use BMC on a PowerEdge R310.
>>
>> Hello, my name is Mauro and this is my first post to this list.
>>
>> I need to configure BMC in a Dell PowerEdge R310 to monitor / control this server remotely. This is the configuration that I use (Ctrl + E at system boot):
>>
>> IP. 172.30.0.150
>> Mask: 255.255.255.0
>> Gateway: 172.30.0.1
>>
>> All other parameters are set as shown in the following document:
>>
>> http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/power/ps4q04-20040204-Murphy.pdf
>>
>> Then, when I try to ping from other PC (in the same LAN off course) the BMC IP I have no response, but I really don't know if the BMC have to response ping requests.
>>
>> Then, when I try the following command (which I got from the previous
>> document):
>>
>> ipmitool -I lan -H 172.30.0.150 -U root -a channel info
>>
>> And enter the right password I got:
>>
>> Error: Unable to establish LAN session Unable to Get Channel Info
>>
>> Last, in the server I try:
>>
>> ipmitool channel info
>>
>> And i get:
>>
>> Could not open device at /dev/ipmi0 or /dev/ipmi/0 or /dev/ipmidev/0:
>> No such file or directory Unable to Get Channel Info
>>
>> But if I first load these modules:
>>
>> modprobe ipmi_msghandler
>> modprobe ipmi_devintf
>> modprobe ipmi_si
>>
>> Then I get:
>>
>> ipmitool channel info
>>
>> Channel 0x3 info:
>>      Channel Medium Type   : System Interface
>>      Channel Protocol Type : KCS
>>      Session Support       : session-less
>>      Active Session Count  : 0
>>      Protocol Vendor ID    : 7154
>>
>> But in the remote PC I still having the same problem.
>>
>> Can you help me please? I read a lot of documents and I don't find what I'm doing wrong.
>>
>> Thanks a lot and regards.
>>
>> Mauro.
>>
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