Dell DRAC and HP iLo are implementation of IPMI.
Could use embeded NIC (shared with OS)?
Dedicated NIC provides more functionality.
when enabled, can ssh in (eg into the iDRAC port).
For iDRAC, really want Enterprise version, or else won't get remote console.
IPMI may be designed for low badnwidth, text mode stuff.
sky4-5 has decent config, bio2 don't.
There is likely an IPMI-only w/o iDRAC on the machine as well, eg the low end 1U box
ipmitool lan print 1 # iDRAC interface (could be shared if set so). 1 refer to channel 1, which typically only channel.
ipmitool lan set 1 ipaddr 10.10.58.140 # set iDRAC interface IP (should be, need to verify it works)
ipmitool lan set 1 defgw ipaddr 10.10.58.1 # set default gateway
ipmitool sdr # print environment statistics
ipmitool sol info # supposed to provide serial over lan info
ipmitool shell # get to ipmi> shell so that don't have to invoke the tool each time. it is NOT gettingo inside iDRAC shell.
ipmitool delloem lan # dell specific command. lan section set whether to use dedicated NIC or shared.
# but seems like iDRAC is configured yet this info can still be not set.
# so iDRAC can probably speak IPMI and interfaces with it, but it is not an instance of IPMI.
# if work, just tell whether dedicated or shared nic
ipmitool delloem lan set dedicated # disable use of shared IMPI. set once iDRAC enterprise module is installed.
ipmitool delloem powermonitor # display power usage info
ipmitool user list 1 # list users configured to use ipmi
ipmitool chassis bootdev pxe options=persistent # change to use pxe boot by default on every boot.
ipmitool -l lan -U root -P calvin -H 10.8.1.76 chassis bootdev pxe options=persistent
# issue the ipmi command remotely to a remote host using the remote iDRAC interface
# if IPMI isn't working, in RHEL 6, it is a kernel module that need to be started
# for machines with module:
module load shared
module load ipmitool
service ipmi start
linux has ipmi cli tools installed, so can also do:
ipmitool -H hostname -U username -P pass power
ipmitool -H hostname -U username -P pass power status
credentials are IDRAC credentials
*should* be blade specific when hostname is iDRAC of blade even when description say chassis. Have not been able to get it to work.
ipmitool -H hostname -U username -P pw sol
# sol = serial over lan
ipmitool -H hostname -U username -P pw sol activate