Servers unable to connect to their own DRAC

Thorsten Staerk Thorsten.Staerk at
Wed Sep 10 07:29:26 CDT 2008

On Tuesday 09 September 2008 16:14:26 linux-poweredge-request at wrote:
> Message: 6
> Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 15:55:15 +0200
> From: Matthias Saou
> Subject: Servers unable to connect to their own DRAC
> Message-ID: <20080909155515.102ca07d at>
> Hi,
> I'm pretty sure many on this list are familiar with this limitation :
> Servers can't seem to connect to their own BMC or DRAC IP address.

What do you mean by "connect"? Does ping work? The only thing I am aware of it 
that connecting with your firefox "does not work", that is you see a blank 
page. The workaround is to surf to https://my-drac-card/cgi-bin/webcgi/login 
where you may want to replace my-drac-card with your DRAC's host name or IP 

> I'm still not sure what the reason for this is, but so be it.
> What I really don't understand, though, is that when using a DRAC with
> its dedicated RJ45 port and not shared on the server's NIC1, things
> still don't work.
> Since the DRAC is supposed to be physically separate from the rest of
> the server, I really don't understand how this setup can't work. I've
> tried forcing the DRAC MAC address to the NIC1 interface with no luck.
> Does anyone know of a fix or workaround? Or the reason for all this?
> The problem here is not to get the serial console or reboot the server,
> it's for IPMI monitoring from the server itself.
> Matthias
Thorsten Staerk

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