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Dell IPMI and PERC utils
Dell PowerEdge boxes have a lot of extra instrumentation that is available
via their psuedo-proprietary IPMI/BMC chips/controllers on those servers.
Is there any existing code or plans for work that might see the light of
day in NetBSD 5.0 ? I'd love to use NetBSD on more of our Dell servers,
but one of the big drawbacks that others harp on me for is the lack of
embedded controller management and ability to grab the Sensor Data Records
(SDR) about things like failed power supplies, bad RAM, etc...
PS: I'm really looking forward to 5.0. Journaling FS, /dev/pad, and all
the SATA improvements are going to be a lot of fun.
Swift Griggs -- <swift.griggs%coloradovnet.com@localhost>
Unix Systems Administrator
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