Ubuntu 8.04 on Dell r210 with IPMI

Scott Clark scott.clark at webfusion.com
Fri Jul 9 07:32:14 CDT 2010


I'm using this proposed ubuntu-installer (from
to install hardy on Dell r210s and r410s with the BCM5716 chipset, as
the standard Hardy installer doesn't support the 5716.

We use IPMI to remotely control the power using the builtin BMC using a
802.1q vlan (the ipmi vlan is tagged, normal public network is native
vlan on the switchport)

As soon as the bnx2 driver is loaded during the install ipmi stops
responding, but the install completes successfully.

Rebooting the machine manually, ipmi starts to work again up until the
bnx2 driver is loaded again.
Removing the bnx2 driver using rmmod, it starts to respond again, but
obviously I loose network connectivity.

Installing Lucid on the same machine works as expected, the bnx2 is
loaded and ipmi still works.

Any ideas?



Scott Clark
Unix System Administrator

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