Ubuntu 8.04 on Dell r210 with IPMI

Ruben Laban r.laban at ism.nl
Fri Jul 9 08:39:44 CDT 2010

> I'm using this proposed ubuntu-installer (from
> http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-proposed/main/installer-amd64/
> current/images/netboot/ubuntu-installer/amd64/) 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?

It's a common problem with older bnx2 drivers. Try installing a newer driver 
and the problem should go away.


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