Servers unable to connect to their own DRAC

Michael Marshall Michael.Marshall at
Tue Sep 16 07:33:29 CDT 2008

*cough* Install Windows *cough*

Seriously though, pinging the DRAC IP (set to use the discrete DRAC RJ45
port) is working here on a 2950 and 1950 with W2003 installed, so
perhaps it's not a hardware issue?  Perhaps the NIC driver has to do
something funny for the port sharing option? Or the switch is getting
confused with something?

Is your DRAC on the same subnet/vlan as the server?


Michael Marshall, ICT Infrastructure and Support Manager
Central Services - ICT
Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service
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-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-bounces at
[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at] On Behalf Of Matthias Saou
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 1:06 PM
To: linux-poweredge at
Subject: Re: Servers unable to connect to their own DRAC

It's an easy test on any PowerEdge with a BMC or DRAC IP address
configured :
 * Log into your GNU/Linux installation on the server
 * Try to ping the BMC or DRAC IP address of the server itself

If it works, then I'd love to know with which settings or tricks!


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