OpenIPMI drivers missing
Matt_Domsch at dell.com
Thu Oct 25 21:48:21 CDT 2007
On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 05:20:17PM -0400, Steven Stromer wrote:
> Trying to IPMI-over-LAN from Dell PE 840, running 126.96.36.199-61.fc6
> ('host1'), to brand new Dell PE 840 with no installed OS ('host2'),
> using ipmitool.
> 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':
> OpenIPMI.i386 2.0.6-5
> OpenIPMI-devel.i386 2.0.6-5
> OpenIPMI-libs.i386 2.0.6-5
> OpenIPMI-perl.i386 2.0.6-5
> OpenIPMI-python.i386 2.0.6-5
> OpenIPMI-tools.i386 2.0.6-5
> 'chkconfig openipmi on' returns:
> error reading information on service openipmi: No such file or directory
This should be 'chkconfig ipmi on'.
> '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.
You have installed the i586 version of the 2.6.22-9.61.fc6 kernel,
which unfortunately does not have the ipmi drivers built and
included. You need to install the 2.6.22-9.61.fc6.x86_64 version of
the kernel. This was a fairly common problem in F6 - the i586 kernel
got installed instead of the i686 kernel, and i586 has a lot of
> 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?
> 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
> using OMSA?
You can use the Dell Update Package (DUP) for the BMC, if one exists
for a PE840. It's new enough there may not be such. If so, it will be
on support.dell.com. This doesn't require OMSA, but it does require
you to be running a kernel with the drivers.
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