DRAC5 blades/rack configuration recovery

guillaume ranquet guillaume.ranquet at inria.fr
Fri Jul 23 04:16:45 CDT 2010


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On 07/23/2010 09:29 AM, Adam Nielsen wrote:
>> from what I can find in the docs:
>> baudrate 57600 / No Parity / 1 stop bit.
>> which translates to:
>> stty -F /dev/ttyUSB0 57600 cs8 -cstopb
> 
> IIRC this can be changed in the BIOS, so if you can reboot try that.
> 

I can reboot, but I can't get the BIOS prompt.
since those are blades/rack and from what I understand the DRAC is on
the rack and not the blades, the only connection I have to the DRACs is
the serial (maybe I'm wrong and I'm missing something?), I still get
junk on the serial while rebooting.

>> when trying a screen /dev/ttyUSB0 57600, all I get is junk (non human
>> readable characters)
>> I tried rebooting the whole rack system but It didn't got any better.
> 
> Definitely sounds like wrong serial settings.  I can also recommend
> trying minicom instead, I've never had much luck using stty/screen.
> 
btw, I still get junk with minicom (this was a pain to set-up and use)

> Cheers,
> Adam.
> 

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