Openipmi with Opensuse 10.1 Remastered | More information

Postmaster postmaster at novovia.com
Thu Jan 25 12:00:09 CST 2007


Thanks, for your fast reply.

I'm not against recompiling the kernel, but (there is always a but) we
also use xen, so for that we are not very enthusiast to recompile.

Thanks anyway, i'm going to ask on the opensuse community to see if they
have any clues about that.

Regards

Sören Petersen a écrit :
> I have no experience with opensuse nor am I a kernel guru, so I'll not
> attempt to guess why your ipmi modules won't load.
>
> I can, however, tell you how I got things to work on my PE1950 with
> slackware. The method should work for any linux-based system as long
> as you're prepared to recompile the kernel on your own.
>
> I started by downloading the latest stable kernel sources (2.6.19.2)
> from kernel.org and compiled it with ipmi support. Refer to the
> ipmitool README (included in the ipmitool source tarball) to see what
> modules you need to include.
>
> After rebooting with my new kernel I downloaded the sources for
> ipmitools, compiled and installed them.
>
> Once ipmitool is in place you ought to run ipmi.init.basic in order to
> load the appropriate modules and set up the /dev/ipmi0 device (since
> it's usually incorrectly set up by the module). You can find the setup
> script in the contrib directory of the ipmitool tarball. You may be
> forced to make some slight changes to the script in order for it to
> run smoothly...
>
> I hope this helps,
>
> Regards,
>
> Soren Petersen
>
> Postmaster wrote:
>> Thanks to Soren Petersen, lsmod indicate that ipmi module is not loaded
>>
>> When I try to manualy launch it the following error is happening :
>>
>> It seems that the driver failed to be launch :
>>
>> Jan 25 18:11:53 dev2 kernel: st: Version 20050830, fixed bufsize 32768,
>> s/g segs 256
>> Jan 25 18:19:20 dev2 kernel: ipmi message handler version 38.2
>> Jan 25 18:19:20 dev2 kernel: IPMI System Interface driver.
>> Jan 25 18:19:20 dev2 kernel: ipmi_si: Found SMBIOS-specified state
>> machine at I/O address 0xca8, slave address 0x20
>> Jan 25 18:19:20 dev2 kernel:  Could not set up I/O space
>> Jan 25 18:19:21 dev2 kernel: Trying to free nonexistent resource
>> <00000ca8-00000cac>
>> Jan 25 18:19:21 dev2 kernel: ipmi_si: Unable to find any System
>> Interface(s)
>>
>> We don't have an ipmi.init script with the rpm for opensuse
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>>
>> Postmaster a écrit :
>>  
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> We received this week our new poweredge server.
>>>
>>> We are trying to setup ipmitool on our Dell Poweredge 860. We use YaST
>>> to install openipmi 1.4.26 and ipmitool 1.8.6.
>>>
>>> When we try to launch for exemple : ipmitool chassis status
>>> The following error :
>>>
>>> Could not open device at /dev/ipmi0 or /dev/ipmi/0 or
>>> /dev/ipmidev/0: No
>>> such file or directory
>>> Error sending Chassis Status command
>>>
>>> Any help will be welcome,
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>>
>>> Novovia
>>>
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