Pb with user/pass ipmiutil under Windows R710
alex.dupuy at mac.com
Fri Sep 11 11:29:33 CDT 2009
> I have R710 and iDRAC6 Express
> I configure it with a login and a passwd.
> It's ok for SoL (with ipmitool under linux but impiutils with Windows no)
I had issues with Linux ipmiutil 2.3.6 SoL access to Dell x950 BMC and
found the maintainer (Andy Cress) to be extremely responsive to bug
reports, and he made a number of changes that eliminated the problem I
was having (losing character echo on fast typing). I would strongly
recommend filing an issue on the SourceForge bug tracker
for category isolconsole if the following suggestions don't solve the
problem for you.
SoL (on the BMC, and presumably on the iDRAC6 as well) requires lanplus
connection, and lanplus requires certain crypto libraries - if these
were unavailable or ipmiutil was configured not to use them when built,
you would not be able to use SoL, although other commands using lan
connections would still work. If you don't see
Opening lanplus connection to node XXX...
this might be the problem. There is also an additional option -w on
Windows that disables use of the Windows Console and uses stdio
instead. If your iDRAC is configured to use an ANSI console, try the -r
option. If neither of these helps, run ipmiutil.exe sol with the -z
option and submit the isoldbg.log file as an attachment with your bug
> but if I do a :
> d:\ipmiutil-2.4.2-win32>ipmiutil.exe reset -s -N X.x.x.x -U root
> ipmiutil ver 2.42
> hwreset ver 2.42
> Opening lan connection to node XXXX ...
> Connecting to node XXXX
> -- BMC version 1.10, IPMI version 2.0
> Power State = 2a (unknown)
> hwreset: resetting to Svc partition ...
> chassis_reset ok
> hwreset: IPMI_Reset ok
> hwreset, completed successfully
> I can reboot the server without password,
> Strange, no ?
Are you sure that you actually set the root password (and didn't just
create another user with a password)? If there is a null password, this
is the default used by ipmiutil, and it might not prompt you for one.
You could check that the password is set as you expect using
# ipmitool user list <lan channel, probably 2>
ID Name Callin Link Auth IPMI Msg Channel Priv Limit
1 true false true ADMINISTRATOR
2 root true true true ADMINISTRATOR
# ipmitool user test <root id from above, probably 2> 16
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