[OpenIndiana-discuss] Problems using the SuperMicro X8STi-F MB IPMI/BMC and Supermicro IPMIView20, anyone?
richard.palo at baou.fr
Sat Mar 10 08:19:59 UTC 2012
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Well, we have a H8SGL-F, I believe your board is using the same BMC...
a winbond WPCM450.
We suffered quite a bit at first, and with dutch support, although
helpful, not extremely useful except apparently for windows platforms.
We did need to install, at the time, smt_207. We're running smt_236
I"ve used IPMIview to varying degrees of success, the latest used is
V.2.7.21 (build 110412) certainly far from the latest.
In any event, most functions seem ok, even text console (which is
horridly slow). iKVM is apparently still not supported on a sunos
platform. It's added value is mostly only the graphical display.
I found that for a console, ipmiconsole, in lan mode, the most useful.
The other ipmi functions from freeipmi and ipmitool and seem to work
I believe there is some work getting bmc local device support going on
in sunos land, but not sure of the progress for this particular device.
I'm also hoping someday for miraculous APCI, BMC and KVM support for
the Opteron platform, but am not holding my breath.
What are your bios settings for the bmc device?
On the OI side, here is our menu.1st entry which was needed:
kernel$ /platform/i86pc/kernel/$ISADIR/unix -B
Le 09/03/12 23:08, Hans J. Albertsson a écrit :
> I'm trying to use the IPMI management processor of the SuperMicro
> X8STi-F motherboard, and I am having lots and lots of problems.
> Basically, connections and logins to the IPMI succeed or fail
> seemingly at random, one minute login just happens instantaneously
> and all parts of the management interface, including the
> KVM-over-LAN interface, is available, then all attempts at logging
> in fail for hours on end. And then it all just starts up again.
> Sometimes touching the Web GUI of a troublesome IPMI makes it run
> well for three or four logins on IPMIView, and then it fails
> FW has been upgraded to the last version, and properly, too,
> according to the most exacting procedure imaginable..
> I'd like to hear of any and all experiences, good or bad, anyone
> here might have had with these embedded IPMIs.
> I'm talking to Supermicro in Holland, and they are taking me
> seriously it seems.
> Searching for "Get Device ID Failed" and IPMIView20 on Google does
> find some reports of problems similar to mine, but they don't show
> much in the way of root causes or fixes.
> Hans J. Albertsson
> P.S. I'm trying to use the KVM-over-LAN of the embedded IPMI for
> installing and configuring w/o having to sit in a noisy and cold
> subterranean concrete cell.... Inconsistencies and instability
> makes that a difficult task.
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