[Linux-PowerEdge] OMSA services on SciLinux 6.3

Srinivas_G_Gowda at Dell.com Srinivas_G_Gowda at Dell.com
Tue Mar 19 02:27:06 CDT 2013

You could probably try loading the ipmi_devintf module manually and then try and start the OM services..

$ modprobe ipmi_devintf

$ srvadmin-services.sh start


On 03/19/2013 03:35 AM, Joshua Berry wrote:
Hi Group,

I'm experiencing the same issue after updating SL 6.3 and having openipmi, OMSA, and the kernel update

 As Jacob suggested
 IInstalling OpenIPMI and replacing the dell ipmi script with a link to
 the "ipmi" script will work.

I'm having an issue getting the OpenIPMI script "/etc/init.d/ipmi" to start:

    [root at active etc]# service ipmi start
    Starting ipmi drivers:                                     [FAILED]

    [root at active etc]# service ipmi status
    ipmi_msghandler module not loaded.
    ipmi_si module not loaded.
    ipmi_devintf module not loaded.
    /dev/ipmi0 does not exist.

 IPMI modules (ipmi_si and ipmi_msghandler) are no longer built as modules(Not sure with SciLinux, but this is the case in RHEL6.4), OM scripts fail services when they dont see the required IPMI modules.
 OM is doing the necessary changes to accommodate this environment, these changes will be part of the upcoming OM release(due in coming moths).

I can confirm that the kernel I'm using  2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64 does not have the modules mentioned which OpenIPMI-2.0.16-12.el6.x86_64 appears to depend on. This is then an issue with OpenIPMI which will be fixed upstream and trickle down? If so, any ideas on a workaround? If it isn't a temporary issue with OpenIPMI and a kernel architectural change, what should be done to fix this?

I just poked around the rhn.redhat.com/errata<http://rhn.redhat.com/errata> and found this: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2013-0492.html from nearly a month ago. I would have thought this would have made it to SL by now. I wonder if I'm not accessing a mirror with the latest and greatest updates.


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