Subject: Re: WOL on a Dell PowerEdge 2650
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From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/19/2007 18:37:57
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At Fri, 15 Jun 2007 14:39:20 +1000, Daniel Carosone wrote:
Subject: Re: WOL on a Dell PowerEdge 2650
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 12:27:36AM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> > Sadly the BIOS serial console only works (as well as it does) after a
> > cold boot, but just spews a wee bit of garbage on a warm boot.
> check the redirection settings, this may be doing ipmi-over-serial
> (which in turn allows a channel for serial console over ipmi, fun eh?)

I don't think that's the case since it "works" (for some definition of
"works") from a cold boot, but not usually (just sometimes) from a warm
boot.  I'm pretty sure I set it up for plain old simple serial console
redirection out through COM0, and only until the OS boot begins.

I can't easily check since of course even when it does work the
interface is pretty much totally useless, even from an xterm, let alone
any other kind of real terminal (my real console terminal could be any
of a real VT100, an att605, or an old DMD5620).  I can't even seem to
trick it into getting into the setup screens normally no matter what
keys I press or when, and navigating them or doing anything useful to
actually manage the system is completely impossible.  Oh how I long for
OpenFirmware or SRM!

> > Where's this "ipmitool" thing though?  I don't see it in the tree, or
> > mention of it in ipmi(4).
> pkgsrc/sysutils/ipmitool

Ah, I see, thanks!

Hmmm.... seems it's not compatible with ipmi(4) though (which is really
sad, shouldn't it be OpenIPMI compatible).  I'll have to try to get the
management interface onto my LAN and try it that way.

						Greg A. Woods

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