Subject: Re: WOL on a Dell PowerEdge 2650
To: Peter Eisch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris Ross <email@example.com>
Date: 06/15/2007 09:44:02
On Jun 15, 2007, at 1:23 AM, Peter Eisch wrote:
> On 6/14/07 11:36 PM, "Daniel Carosone" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> 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
>> port ethernet nic which does ipmi on ethernet, or can use a serial
>> port for this purpose (often both).
> I have DRAC on all the 2650's I have and it's integrated -- not a
> PCI card
> like the earlier models. The DRAC/web interface works for power
> and remote BIOS changes but due to event/keyboard issues it isn't
> (with 3.1) for install or other maintenance. I use the serial
> console for
> those functions.
> I wonder if WOL events to the DRAC port will do what's desired...?
I hooked the "spanner" port into my management network, and I see
DHCP DISCOVERS that look like:
09:15:47.790525 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 64, id 37129, offset 0, flags
[none], length: 576) 0.0.0.0.bootpc > 255.255.255.255.bootps: [no
cksum] BOOTP/DHCP, Request from 00:0d:56:70:c1:78, length: 548, xid:
0xfc965a01, secs:1394, flags: [Broadcast] (0x8000)
Client Ethernet Address: 00:0d:56:70:c1:78
VC:"DELL RAC TYPE-A"
I'm not sure which variant of the DRAC "DELL RAC TYPE-A" is, but
it's something. :-)
I tried sending a WOL packet to it, and got no response. I
reconfigured a DHCP server to assign it an address, and WOL still has
no effect. Connection refused on port 80 and port 23, but I haven't
started to research what's supposed to be available via this
interface (while the system is powered off).