I am having alot of difficulty trying to setup supermicro IPMI.
I am using motherboard PDSMI+.
Ok, so this is what I did:
1. I flash the IPMI card with the cd-rom that is included. I set the correct IP and MAC address.
2. I then install OpenIPMI-tools
I was able to successfully issue the command locally: ipmitool sensor
but, when I try to connect remotely I always get a connection failed. I tried everything I know, which is nothing and got no progress.
I set the ipaddres and gateway by using this commands: ipmitool -I open lan set 1 ipaddr [IPADDR] ipmitool -I open lan set 1 defgw ipaddr [GW IPADDR] ipmitool -I open lan set 1 netmask [NETMASK] ipmitool -I open lan set 1 access on
I was able to login from IPMI View just fine, and everything works as expected except "Text Console ". I was able to hit the start button and get the black screen on IPMI View, but that was just about it.
Only a cursor blinking without texts.
Is there something else that I should do in order to get text console working? I've tried all baud rates.
When you create a subscription for a customer, there is a php max memory assignment in the service plan. I am wondering if the max memory is based on per website customer creates or it is based on per account..
if it is based on per website, that means if a customer create 100 website under one subscription....and per php max memory is 256m, that means they will be using max. 256mx100...is that correct?
I'm in the market for a new server for colocation, and to save myself some of the headaches I've had with my current one, I'd like it to have a good remote management system, specifically one that operates independently of the operating system, or ideally one that can be accessed even if the machine is powered off. What exactly should I be looking for? I've read a lot about IPMI and Intel vPro and AMT, and I'm not quite clear on how they all fit together.
At the very least, I need something that will let me power-cycle the machine and remotely access its serial console. All the hardware environment monitoring things in IPMI sound useful, but not essential for my purposes. Anyway, it sounds like vPro is part of many (or all?) current Core 2 processors, or am I mistaken? I'm looking mainly at machines with Core 2 Duo or Quad, so can I expect they'd have that built-in, or would I need to specifically request it or look for some particular chipset or CPU?
I have here 3 servers of Tyan with M3291 IPMI boards installed. I hooked it up as per instructions of Tyan, but am unable to get it to work.
I have tried contacting Tyan about this, but after a few messages they stopped responding to my questions. I think they are convinced it is working with me....
The setup is; - Ubuntu 6.1 x86_64 - System BIOS is the original version - IPMI card is flashed with the correct firmware - The network port which is shared with the IPMI card has a different IP address then the IPMI card.
Settings IPMI card: box:~# ./uh8l -d BMC Utility on Linux For M3291 version 0.9.1 Copyright 2003-2006 TYAN Computer Corp. IPMI Ver: 2.0 Firmware Rev: 0.11 Vendor ID: 6653 Pdt ID: 5161 DHCP Disable BMC IP Address: 10.0.1.102 MAC Address: 00:E0:81:42:4C:51 Net Mask: 255.255.255.0 Gate Way: 10.0.1.253 Broadcast ARP: Enable
This server has on the IPMI shared port the address 10.0.1.2 ... When I try to ping the IPMI board from the server itself or from a different server I get an incomplete address in the ARP table; ? (10.0.1.102) at <incomplete> on eth2
(Also after pinging it for 1 minute...)
If I use the IPMI utilities I am unable to contact the board and do anything with the server.... I tried several settings of the IPMI board, including DHCP / ARP on and off...
Does anyone have this combination working, and how did you do this?
We've been investigating software and appliances that would allow us a central, web based login to manage access and users to all the servers with IPMI cards. Does anyone use anything other than appliances from avocent or raritan?
I have a question maybe someone can help with. Is it possible to set the IP address on a IPMI card before a system ships? That way when the customer gets it, it already has the IP address set to whatever was agreed on and they can log right in using that IP address?
im running out of space on one of my sites but i have more then plenty of data transfer.
Unfortunately my hosting packaged it weird where they provide not enough hd space. Im trying to figure out is there a way where i can use another server or hosting company that can provide space only and use their servers just for space?
i think amazon.com offered this but wasnt sure how exactly this works.
I have many years of experience with Intel (SR1325, SR2200, SR2300, etc) and HP ProLiant DL servers, and have come to love HP. Their ILO2 remote management/power/KVM/VirtualMedia feature is hands-down the best I've used, and for me it's been 100% rock-solid reliable (unlike the horror stories heard about Dell DRAC cards flaking out and locking up when you need them most).
Now there's something shiny catching my eye-- the Supermicro 1U Twin systems.
Given my long positive history with HP, I'm reluctant to consider another brand, but it is hard to ignore double-density servers with colo prices (rackspace costs, not just power costs) spiraling upward.
I would love to hear from folks who have used both HP and Supermicro boxes in production. Specifically, about reliablity of the Supermicro platform in general AND about the reliability of their IPMI management modules even under Murphy's Law situations. The last thing I need is not to be able to remote-console or power cycle an unresponsive server because the IPMI card is flaky.
I know this topic has been brought up before and I wanted to revisit this again. We are a growing hosting company looking to expand our Dedicated server offerings. So far, we have been renting servers and reselling but now we have begun colocating our equipment and are looking for hardware vendors.
Would you recommend us to...
...build our own servers using the Supermicro platform? ...purchase pre-built servers from Dell? ...purchase pre-build servers from HP?
Pricing is of major concern along with speed to provision new orders. Although we don't have a dedicated resource for putting together servers, this is something we can look into should the volume of orders increase. Scalability and Flexibility is a MUST
I am interested to find out if anyone out there has hooked up an EMC SAN to a supermicro box running Redhat Linux. Fiber Channel implementation would be great but would love to hear opinions about iSCSI as well. I was told that EMC doesn't support Supermicro boxes and while that may be true I would like to know if anyone there has tried it.
configuration on Supermicro hardware and dell hardware, the pricing is pretty much the same 100+/- so thats not an issue.
But I am having a hard time to decide if I should go with supermicro or dell.
But here are the points which I have in mind.
- As far as dell goes, there is a central place for support, for example, if I have any issues, I know who to call exactly and get the issue solved, no resellers involved. If I go with supermicro and buy the hardware from a 3rd party, I dont know who to go to for support say a Motherboard fails or if I have any other questions, should I ask Supermicro themselves or the reseller?
- Has a DRAC card which I've heard is much more powerful than IPMI and I've heard Supermicro has no hardware for remote management as powerful as DRAC, I dont know how true that is.
- If I need any parts I know where I have to go to order them and what exactly to order since they have specific parts for specific server models, I dont know about supermicro.
I know, most of my points are benefiting Dell. But I've heard from the research that Supermicro hardware use less power and have less hard drive failures than Dell Servers, I dont know how true that is.
I currently have a few servers which I bought previously from eBay. They are not very good specification wise, so I am planning to swap them all for a single server. I have managed to find all my wanted components apart from the Case.
Does anyone know any reliable SuperMicro case provider in the UK?
Or perhaps recommend an alternative reliable case manufacturer.
I've got some new servers and there is two of them that works fine ONLY with the standard kernel that comes with CentOS 5.3, while if I tried to install any new kernel (via yum normally) it doesn't boot up because of a kernel panic saying "Kernel panic: not syncing: Attmepted to kill init!"
I tried reloading the system and same issue.
A screenshot is attached from the console while trying to boot up with any of the new kernels and panics.
I received a chassis from SuperMicro today. It came with a translucent thin piece of plastic (about as thin as a piece of paper). The plastic has holes cut out that are roughly the same as the holes in the mother board. What is this thing? Is it just a guide so you know where to put the mounting screws?
I have 4 SuperMicro servers, all of them have a problem with network dropping out 3-5 times a day, moreso during high use periods, and moreso on the servers with higher usage.
The graphs of network speed I have show the speed dropping to 0. All of the servers have this problem. 1 of the servers is a 6015 with 2x Xeon CPU, 16GB ram, RAID10 4x500GB. (don't have the exact model handy). The other 3 are 6015B-T+ with 1x Xeon CPU, 4GB ram, 2x sata drives.
These servers host game servers. The bandwidth usage on these boxes ranges from 1-5 Mb/s. CPU usage is anywhere from 10-30% during the dropouts.