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Friday, April 08, 2011

Xenserver & ipmitool

I found that to enable access BMC information locally from Xenserver you need to load following modules:
  •  modprobe ipmi_msghandler
  •  modprobe ipmi_devintf
  •  modprobe ipmi_si
 and latter as normal:
  ipmitool -I open channel info

Tested on Dell R310 without Drac module.

Another thing worth to note  about Dell and it's BMC — it is not enable by default and you need to press Ctrl+E in the right moment and turn it on. 


Dell support was wrong I can turn on access to BMC over LAN without rebooting box:
  • ipmitool -I open lan set 1 access on
  • ipmitool -I open lan set 1 user
  • ipmitool -I open lan set 1 ipsrc dhcp
I'm not sure if I needed all three command. I'll check another day.