linux + firefox + drac 5 console = no go?
Thorsten.Staerk at sap.com
Wed Sep 10 07:34:04 CDT 2008
On Wednesday 10 September 2008 11:17:37 linux-poweredge-request at dell.com
> Message: 3
> Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2008 11:43:16 -0700
> From: Aaron <dell at microchp.org>
> Subject: Re: linux + firefox + drac 5 console = no go?
> Message-ID: <48C6C3C4.3020003 at microchp.org>
> Terry Gliedt wrote:
> > christian.peper at kpn.com wrote:
> >>> Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 05:16:34 -0800
> >>> From: "Alec O'Neill" <alec.oneill at inbox.com>
> >>> Subject: linux + firefox + drac 5 console = no go?
> >>> To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> >>> Message-ID: <C6488551576.00000106alec.oneill at inbox.com>
> >>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
> >>> Hi all,
> >>> Is anyone else having problems accessing system consoles
> >>> using linux + firefox + drac 5?
> >>> I can access the DRAC, but when I hit "Console Redirect" I get a
> >>> Loading the Console Redirection Plugin...
> >>> and then nothing but an hourglass.
> >>> Our security team checked the FW logs, but there's nothing there.
> >>> I know this used to work. My guess is that one of the recent
> >>> updates (to linux or firefox) screwed this up.
> >> Then you know more than I do. We have never gotten it too work. neither
> >> in FF1, FF2 or FF3... Sad but true. Sticking to VM with IE6 and no
> >> security, with VM set to discard changes upon shutdown. Works fine.
> > I second this too. I've stopped ordering machines with DRAC since the
> > only function I really need from them is a remote console and it has not
> > worked for me for a very long time.
> > In fact when IBM recent matched Dell on a bid I gladly jumped to using
> > their gear since their RAS remote console actually works. As you can
> > guess, it's a sore point with me since ALL of my machines are remote.
> Ditto. I find them useful for power on/off, but for console it is
> completely useless. I don't have any windows machines and thus do not
> have IE6 un-patched. I am not going to waste a VM for a windows install
> and even if I were, it is against policy to install windows. Hopefully
> they are working on a firmware upgrade that completely changes the
> console architecture. In the mean time I am looking for alternative
> cards. We had a KVM solution but it was horrible and that is why we
> started getting the DRACs with all the servers. I was not the one who
> tested the DRAC. :-(
Firefox 2 32bit under SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 works for me, including
the DRAC 5 console. If you are root, installing and running the console
plugin works out of the box. If you are not root, you have to adjust your
file system permissions.
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