On Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 10:29:41AM -0500, Paul Schmehl wrote: > Is anyone using the Dell DRAC 5 cards on 6.1-RELEASE? I played with it > over the weekend and couldn't seem to get it working. Then, last night, it > suddenly started working. (I can access the web admin interface now.) For > some reason, I couldn't ping the card at all, even though I used STATIC and > assigned known good IP, netmask and gateway. Then, for no apparent > reason,it started working, after another reboot. (Needless to say, my > confidence in the card isn't exactly soaring.)
It is my understanding that DRAC configuration is not applied until after a reboot. (I work in a place that has thousands of Dell boxes. Yes, thousands.) The DRAC may have worked properly before a reboot if it were (re)configured in a box previous to a *850 series, but that's tricky and Dell doesn't support it. In *850 and beyond, the card is part of the motherboard, and only a restart of the OS will make it realize on what net it should respond. If a pre *850 DRAC is completely hosed for whatever reason, one must replace both the motherboard and the card. (I've stood near many a field engineer who could not believe they had to replace both to get the box to POST properly.) If it's a *850 series, replace the motherboard. > The native card has enough functionality for what I need, but what I'm > wondering is if anyone has managed to get the extra functionality working > under linux emulation. If so, how did you install the rpm? And which > emulation did you use? The OS doesn't matter if it's Windows or RedHat/SuSE. Haven't seen it working on anything else. YMMV. -- Spencer PriceNash [EMAIL PROTECTED] many other addresses http://www.io.com/~spencer many other sites _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"