[Linux-PowerEdge] Trouble with network connection for iDRAC

Jake Smith jsmith at argotec.com
Tue Feb 5 09:57:13 CST 2013




----- Original Message -----
> From: "RBC" <dell-lists at rbc.ru>
> To: "Jake Smith" <jsmith at argotec.com>
> Cc: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 6:47:46 AM
> Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] Trouble with network connection for iDRAC
> 
> Hello!
> 
> On 04.02.2013 19:41, Jake Smith wrote:
> >
> > Dedicated is the setting for those machines that have a separate
> > NIC just for the iDRAC - from what you've described you're sharing
> > LOM1 for OS/iDRAC so this is why it's not working.  NIC it's
> > supposed to use doesn't exist (I think) and it thinks it should
> > use it.
> >
> > $ ipmitool delloem lan
> >     lan set <Mode>
> >        sets the NIC Selection Mode (dedicated, shared, shared with
> >        failover lom2, shared with Failover all loms).
> >
> >     lan get
> >        returns the current NIC Selection Mode (dedicated, shared,
> >        shared with failover lom2, shared with Failover all loms).
> >
> >     lan get active
> >        returns the current active NIC (dedicated, LOM1, LOM2, LOM3,
> >        LOM4).
> >
> >
> > I would try this and see if it fixes it:
> >
> > $ sudo ipmitool delloem lan set shared
> >
> > If not I would try setting it to something else then back or even
> > set to dedicated then to back to shared:
> >
> > $ sudo ipmitool delloem lan set "shared with failover lom2"
> > $ sudo ipmitool delloem lan set shared
> >
> > HTH
> >
> > Jake
> >
> Thank you Jake for your answer!
> 
>   I tried it some times,.
> 
> # ipmitool delloem lan set shared with failover lom2 # here are no ".
> it returns error with d-quote or quote chars.
> 
> and
> 
> ipmitool delloem lan set shared
> 
> ----
> # ipmitool delloem lan set shared with failover lom2
> configured successfully
> # ipmitool delloem lan get ; ipmitool delloem lan get active ;echo ''
> 
> shared with failover lom2
> dedicated
> # ipmitool delloem lan set shared
> configured successfully
> # ipmitool delloem lan get ; ipmitool delloem lan get active ;echo ''
> 
> shared
> dedicated
> ----
> 
> w/o success. As I wrote, servers are on remote location, So I did not
> tried to "dedicated" and back "shared", It is bad idea to lost them
> :(
> 

Wish I had some more ideas but I don't!

I will say changing to dedicated (and back) *should* only effect the iDRAC not LOM1 so your OS access should be unaffected.  My only other thought is those servers don't actually have a separate dedicated iDRAC NIC do they? That's not physically wired?

Jake

> Also servers were rebooted some times (also It was reboted after each
> FW
> installation), I tried to reboot iDRAC also
> # ipmitool mc reset cold
> 
> --
> there some version info from
> # /opt/dell/srvadmin/bin/idracadm getsysinfo
> 
> RAC Information:
> RAC Date/Time           = Tue Feb  5 14:33:00 2013
> Firmware Version        = 1.92
> Firmware Build          = 05
> Last Firmware Update    = 02/01/2013 18:10:54
> Hardware Version        = 0.01
> MAC Address             = 14:fe:b5:d1:e0:18
> ...
> System Information:
> System Model            = PowerEdge R610
> System Revision         = II
> System BIOS Version     = 6.3.0
> BMC Firmware Version    = 01.92
> Power Status            = ON
> --
> 
> With best regards
> /Alexey
> 
> 
> 



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