Subject: Re: WOL on a Dell PowerEdge 2650
To: Daniel Carosone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris Ross <email@example.com>
Date: 06/15/2007 08:31:19
On Jun 15, 2007, at 12:36 AM, Daniel Carosone wrote:
> 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.
Agreed. I think the suggestion was that I might be able to
configure the host to react to wake-on-lan by using IPMI while the
host was 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).
I see that. There's an RJ45 port with a wrench icon, but I hadn't
yet done the research to figure out *what* that port is. IE, serial,
ethernet, etc. I need to look at that. I know it doesn't show up as
an ethernet interface to netbsd, though.
> 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
Okay. I haven't looked into DRAC, but I know I don't have an
additional cards in the machine. Just the "normal" peecee I/O ports,
and the one additional RJ45.
I should look that up in some Dell manuals. Web-surfing it is...