setting Dell power restore

Joe Kaiser jlkaiser at clustercorp.com
Thu Mar 5 23:42:42 CST 2009


Hi,

using the dell toolkit supplied toolkit

syscfg --acpower=on

Thanks,

Joe

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 10:53 AM, Alexander Dupuy <alex.dupuy at mac.com>wrote:

> Currently, our Dell PowerEdge 1950 and 2950 systems' power restore
> policy (what they do if the power was cut, and then turned back on) is
> "always-off":
>
> # ipmitool -I open chassis status | grep -i restore
> Power Restore Policy : always-off
>
> In theory, it should be possible to set this to "previous" or at least
> "always-on":
>
> # ipmitool -I open chassis policy help
> chassis policy <state>
>   list        : return supported policies
>   always-on   : turn on when power is restored
>   previous    : return to previous state when power is restored
>   always-off  : stay off after power is restored
>
> However, this command does not work at all:
>
> # ipmitool -I open chassis policy previous
> Power Restore Policy command failed: Invalid command
> # ipmitool -I open chassis policy always-on
> Power Restore Policy command failed: Invalid command
> # ipmitool -I open chassis policy list
> Power Restore Policy command failed: Invalid command
>
> This is true even with the Dell-supplied version of ipmitool (that seems
> mostly just to have added delloem subcommands).  Does anyone know if
> there is any way via ipmitool, syscfg, OMSA, BIOS, whatever, to set the
> power restore policy on these systems?  Google searches turned up only a
> previous request on this list (in July of 2008) that was never answered.
>
> @alex
>
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