Servers unable to connect to their own DRAC

Michael Simpson mikie.simpson at
Tue Sep 16 07:55:03 CDT 2008

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 1:33 PM, Michael Marshall
<Michael.Marshall at> wrote:
> *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.

Yeah windows doesn't seem to mind 2+ interfaces on the same subnet but
linux hasn't tolerated this for a while now.
Seems to upset the kernel routing internals.

Try putting the DRAC onto a different subnet stick a static route back
to it into the switch/router and see if that makes any difference


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