[Linux-PowerEdge] PowerEdge R210ii, Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS, and iDRAC6/IPMI

Patrick Boutilier boutilpj at ednet.ns.ca
Tue Sep 13 11:21:41 CDT 2016


On 09/13/2016 12:46 PM, Peter Williams wrote:
> Thanks! If I'm interpreting you correctly, it sounds like I *must* to
> have some kind of VLAN tagging set up in order for network access to
> work on a shared iDRAC/host Ethernet port?
>

You don't need a vlan. We run some iDRAC 6 Expresses without vlan 
tagging. Is your server currently on a trunk or access port?


> To reveal my ignorance ... this machine has the embedded two-port
> Broadcom Ethernet NIC(s), and a four-port Intel Ethernet card in the
> PCIe expansion slot. They show up in Ubuntu's 'lspci' thusly:
>
>   03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82576 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 01)
>   03:00.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82576 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 01)
>   04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82576 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 01)
>   04:00.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82576 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 01)
>   05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5716 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 20)
>   05:00.1 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5716 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 20)
>
> Is "NIC 1" the pair of Broadcom controllers, or just the first port?
> Are "NIC" and "LOM" interchangeable terms here? The first embedded port
> is currently connected to a switch that I don't control, but other
> ports are, so it's possible that by swapping cables I could get this
> VLAN tagging stuff to work.


I believe nic1 is just the first port of the onboard Broadcom.












>
> Thanks,
>
> Peter
>
> On Tue, 2016-09-13 at 16:21 +0100, john wrote:
>> You can get the iDRAC to work on the same NIC without the OS knowing
>> about it.. no need for teaming. I believe when we did this on Cisco
>> switches we set the port to trunk mode and added the VLAN for the
>> iDRAC on to the trunk on the switch and set the VLAN within the
>> appropriate network settings in the iDRAC at ctrl+e.
>>
>> Then you set your switch port to have a native vlan of whatever the
>> server OS should be on, and also need this vlan added to the trunk.
>>
>> The OS is then oblivious to the other vlan on the port but the DRAC
>> should work also. If you don't have access to get port changes done
>> then you might be out of luck unless you can put the DRAC on the
>> other NIC?
>>
>> With regards remote management, you won't get console access with an
>> iDRAC express but should get ability to do power control and see fan
>> status etc.
>>
>> john
>
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