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IPMI doesn't work... - FreeBSD

on a 5.3 amd64 system. anyone have any luck or know anything about this? i can query variables right up until the point where the kernel loads, then nothing. ibm is saying this can be caused by the actual net driver (the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) shares the network interface); we're using a Broadcom BCM5704C Dual gig adapter: bge0: <Broadcom BCM5704C Dual Gigabit Ethernet, ASIC rev. 0x2003> mem 0xfe000000-0xfe00ffff,0xfe010000-0xfe01ffff irq 24 at device 1.0 on pci2 anyone have any idea why this may be the case? unfortunately for me and others, the inability to remotely manage boxes (console/power cycle/detect drive ...

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    Default IPMI doesn't work...

    on a 5.3 amd64 system. anyone have any luck or know anything about
    this? i can query variables right up until the point where the kernel
    loads, then nothing. ibm is saying this can be caused by the actual net
    driver (the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) shares the network
    interface); we're using a Broadcom BCM5704C Dual gig adapter:

    bge0: <Broadcom BCM5704C Dual Gigabit Ethernet, ASIC rev. 0x2003> mem
    0xfe000000-0xfe00ffff,0xfe010000-0xfe01ffff irq 24 at device 1.0 on pci2

    anyone have any idea why this may be the case? unfortunately for me and
    others, the inability to remotely manage boxes (console/power
    cycle/detect drive failures/etc) via will be a deal breaker in our push
    for FBSD in our fleet (couple hundred) of dual proc amd64 IBM e325
    servers. SuSe here we come (unwillingly)...

    thx


    Jeff Guest

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    Default Re: IPMI doesn't work...

    How are you attempting to manage the server.. via a command line or terminal
    emulation software directly to the BMC? What amangement software ships with
    the IBM? Once the kernel loads, you need to perform SOL (serial redirection
    over LAN), or use management software the speaks directly with the BMC..

    Just curious a little bit more about your setup

    T
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Jeff Behl" <com>
    To: <org>
    Sent: Monday, March 14, 2005 11:25 AM
    Subject: IPMI doesn't work...

     


    Thomas Guest

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    Thomas Foster wrote:
     

    We've only used command line tools which speak directly to the BMC. The
    strange thing with these boxes is the network card is also used by the
    BMC. You configure (via the bios) a BMC IP address which is different
    from what the NIC is assigned via the OS. Like I said earlier, we're
    able to query/control the chassis just fine when the box is powered off
    or when it's booting, but as soon as the kernel loads, we lose control
    and simply no longer get any response from the BMC. This is not he
    case with the linux distros we've tried, so I'm guessing it's somehow to
    do with the NIC driver that BSD is loading...

    jeff
    Jeff Guest

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