[Linux-PowerEdge] BMC and NIC #1 interaction
linux at cmadams.net
Wed Aug 5 08:39:22 CDT 2015
Once upon a time, Ruben Laban <r.laban+lists at ism.nl> said:
> Unfortunately, at this point em1 was the only interface with an IP
> configured and thus lost my SSH connection. Luckily I had finally
> managed to get SOL console redirection operational. However, when I
> tried to open SOL connection all I got was timeouts. It seemed that the
> BMC had dropped off the network as well. Once I got a colleague to bring
> up em1 again, the BMC also started working again.
> Is this expected behavior??
It seems to be, yes. If the OS sets the link PHY down, the BMC is not
smart enough to override it. I've had other systems with a shared NIC
for OS and IPMI, and they handled that, but all the Dells I've tried
with a shared NIC work this way.
Chris Adams <linux at cmadams.net>
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