OpenIPMI drivers missing
filter at stevenstromer.com
Thu Oct 25 16:20:17 CDT 2007
Trying to IPMI-over-LAN from Dell PE 840, running 188.8.131.52-61.fc6
('host1'), to brand new Dell PE 840 with no installed OS ('host2'),
Both seem to have functioning BMCs. server2 has dynamically assigned
address via the IPMI server management configuration utility. Both hosts
are on the same lan segment.
I've installed from the Fedora repo onto 'host1':
'chkconfig openipmi on' returns:
error reading information on service openipmi: No such file or directory
'service ipmi start' fails.
'service ipmi status' returns:
ipmi_msghandler module not loaded.
ipmi_si module not loaded.
ipmi_devintf module not loaded.
/dev/ipmi0 does not exist.
Am I correct to assume that I do not have to install or use OMSA
srvadmin packages just to be able to communicate with the BMC?
My understanding is that OpenIPMI packages contain the needed IPMI
drivers. Yet, the listed modules do not appear to exist anywhere in the
filesystem after installing the these packages. Are there packages that
I'm missing, or something else I've neglected to do?
I would manually load the modules, if I could find any to load, or use
dkms if I could locate the source for the modules. Is there any chance
they are located in the instsvc-drivers package that is a part of the
OMSA suite? If so, there does not seem to exist a version for Fedora, so
I'm hoping this is not where I need to be looking.
On a related note, I'd like to update the BMC firmware version on
'host1'. Is this recommended or needed? Is there a way to do so without
I'd appreciate any responses pointing me in either the right direction,
or to clear documentation that would do so. I've read everything I could
locate that seemed pertinent, but no success.
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