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.
Currently I am building a new server based on this chassis:
In this chassis, I am going to be using an ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboard [url], and I'll be installing a 3ware 8006-2LP RAID card.
I just want to make sure that that RAID card will work with that motherboard, and also I want to verify that the Supermicro CSE-RR1U-X riser card is the correct model for this motherboard and RAID card.
I've got a couple of basic servers built in the supermicro mini 1U (CSE-512L-260B) chassis, but I've never had to deal with riser cards before, so I wanted to make sure everything is compatible and is going to fit correctly before I purchase them.
I was looking at Adaptec 3405, ( adaptec.com/en-US/support/raid/sas_raid/SAS-3405/ ) but are not sure if this is the right card for this server. Is this overkill or to small a card for a 4 disk 1u server?
About cabling: On Adaptec's site they state
"Cable: one Mini SAS x4 to (4x) SATA fanout cable w/ sideband (2247000-R), 0.5 meter"
But are this cable the correct one for a server like this with backplane and everything, or should i look for a special cable? if so, anyone know what i need to order?
Does anyone have any recommendations for colocation providers in the LA area or recommendations for a PDU that has remote reboot capabilities (small budget, nonprofit organization)? We have a total of 9 servers.
Is it possible to use a APC remote reboot power strip for a server in a blade?
Like for example, say there are 16 servers in a blade, can you remote reboot them individually?
Because blade servers have only like 3-4 redundant power supplies and I am assuming all the 16 servers are powered by the onboard power supplies in the blade enclosure. So...if thats the case, how is it possible to reboot each individual server?
I have read all the recomendations about the APC 793* series of PDU's. I have bought 2 but I cannot figure out how they do the powering off/on of ports. I did see some reference to mib's but haven't been able to figure out how to use them.
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?
I guess they have a system in place so that they will automatically be directed calls if the "rep" is not busy and my call got directed to a desk with no operator and I heard them having a party in the background. How completely professional!
Also, their telephone system is completely broken and you'll always get a pissed off sales rep in the middle of the day because they will automatically be directed calls because their hold system is broken.