syscfg bug? Does not allow me to set console redirection

Chandrasekhar_R at Chandrasekhar_R at
Mon Jul 12 00:20:14 CDT 2010

Hi Rahul,

Alternative way is, Please install OpenManage Server Administrator on
that box. You can configure the same using below command.

OMSA Available at

CLI command: omconfig chassis biossetup attribute=conredirect
For more options: omconfig chassis biossetup -?

Chandrasekhar R
Dell | OpenManage
office +91 80 41178649

-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-bounces at
[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at] On Behalf Of
linux-poweredge-request at
Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2010 10:30 PM
To: linux-poweredge-Lists
Subject: Linux-PowerEdge Digest, Vol 73, Issue 18

Send Linux-PowerEdge mailing list submissions to
	linux-poweredge at

To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
	linux-poweredge-request at

You can reach the person managing the list at
	linux-poweredge-owner at

When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
than "Re: Contents of Linux-PowerEdge digest..."

Today's Topics:

   1. syscfg bug? Does not allow me to set console redirection
      options from	command line (Rahul Nabar)
   2. Openmanage Linux Fedora 13 (Richard Walraven)


Message: 1
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2010 21:09:07 -0500
From: Rahul Nabar <rpnabar at>
Subject: syscfg bug? Does not allow me to set console redirection
	options from	command line
To: linux-poweredge at
	<AANLkTik0kBRdG32vwqNiNfS5C6X2jiKdT6qlk2kP1k3c at>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

In order to set the correct BIOS settings for Serial-over-LAN I was
using the Dell syscfg too (From the deployment Toolkit). I was hoping
to then automate this process on all 300 R410 servers than we have.

I tried:

 /opt/dell/toolkit/bin/syscfg --conred
The option 'conred' is not available or cannot be configured
through software.

I am sure my system has this option since if I physically log in to
the bios using a console I can set the redirection. Also the manual
(*) for syscfg lists this option so clearly it has to be software
addressable. Is this a bug in syscfg?

Can someone at Dell verify please? I tried the excellent Dell helpdesk
but the guys there had never heard of syscfg nor Serial-over-LAN so it
is a losing battle.

I am using this version of syscfg:
syscfg Version 3.1.0000 ser01 (Linux - Sep  1 2009, 00:30:05)
Copyright (c) 2002-2009 Dell Inc.




Message: 2
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2010 03:14:30 +0100
From: Richard Walraven <Richard_Walraven at>
Subject: Openmanage Linux Fedora 13
To: "linux-poweredge at" <linux-poweredge at>
<45C69F838C2FE44295A56904EC465EE40CBA88C6C6 at S2035.inmarsat.local>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

How can i get openmanage software onto Fedora 13

Richard T. Walraven
Paumalu SAS Engineer
PO Box 698
58-350 Kamehameha Hwy
Haleiwa, HI 96712
Office +1(808)638-5803
Mobile +1(808)469-7098
Fax +1(808)638-5840
richard_walraven at<mailto:richard_walraven at><>

This e-mail has been scanned for viruses by Verizon Business Internet
Managed Scanning Services - powered by MessageLabs. For further
information visit
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...


Linux-PowerEdge mailing list
Linux-PowerEdge at
Please read the FAQ at

End of Linux-PowerEdge Digest, Vol 73, Issue 18

More information about the Linux-PowerEdge mailing list