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Lan enable IPMI on BL490C G6

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Lan enable IPMI on BL490C G6

I'm setting up IPMI for a RHEL 5.5 Oracle RAC cluster. I've tried using the LAN print option for all 14 channels and get "Channel 1 is not a LAN channel" for all 14 channels.

So instead I've used the /etc/ipmi_lan.conf file with the following to set up the lan channel.

addr 172.16.0.2
priv_limit admin
allowed_auths_callback md5
allowed_auths_user md5
allowed_auths_operator md5
allowed_auths_admin md5
user 2 true "bmc_user" "bmc_password" admin 1 md5

It works fine for remote access for the other nodes for normal activities e.g.
ipmitool -H hostname -U bmc_user -P bmc_password -I open bmc info

And power cycling works locally from each node

The problem is that power cycling from remote nodes does not work. It actually power cycles the local node.


The hardware is:
01:04.0 System peripheral: Compaq Computer Corporation Integrated Lights Out Controller (rev 03)
01:04.2 System peripheral: Compaq Computer Corporation Integrated Lights Out Processor (rev 03)
01:04.4 USB Controller: Hewlett-Packard Company Proliant iLO2 virtual USB controller
01:04.6 IPMI SMIC interface: Hewlett-Packard Company Proliant iLO2 virtual UART
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM57711E 10-Gigabit PCIe
02:00.1 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM57711E 10-Gigabit PCIe
06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM57711E 10-Gigabit PCIe
06:00.1 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM57711E 10-Gigabit PCIe


My Question:
Does the BL490C G6 support lan enabled ipmi?

Thanks,
Michael.
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Re: Lan enable IPMI on BL490C G6

It does support ipmi-over-lan, but you need version 2.00 (or later) of the iLO 2 firmware installed. That's a relatively new release.

I've used impitool from remote notes to fetch information, but haven't used it to do power cycles.