Subject: Re: WOL on a Dell PowerEdge 2650
To: Chris Ross <>
From: Daniel Carosone <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/15/2007 14:36:57
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On Thu, Jun 14, 2007 at 12:23:00PM -0400, Chris Ross wrote:
>  Ahh.  Oops.  A look at the ipmi(4) man page shows that it apparently onl=
>  supports IPMI 1.5 and 2.0.  Not 1.0.

you don't want ipmi(4). That's a host os driver to get at the
management controller on your own host, via IIC.  Clearly, it's only
useful one the power is on and the host os is up.

You want to talk to the bmc via ipmi from an external host, either
over ethernet or serial.  The dell boxes usually have a grey "spanner"
port ethernet nic which does ipmi on ethernet, or can use a serial
port for this purpose (often both).

This base functionality is often confused with the DRAC card, which is
often sold as an extra - depending on specific version, that adds a
webserver with cgi-like access to the ipmi, and remote KVM and device

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