> From: zfs-discuss-boun...@opensolaris.org [mailto:zfs-discuss-
> boun...@opensolaris.org] On Behalf Of Eugen Leitl
> On Thu, Nov 08, 2012 at 04:57:21AM +0000, Edward Ned Harvey
> (opensolarisisdeadlongliveopensolaris) wrote:
> > Yes you can, with the help of Dell, install OMSA to get the web interface
> > to manage the PERC.  But it's a pain, and there is no equivalent option for
> > most HBA's.  Specifcally, on my systems with 3ware, I simply installed the
> > solaris 3ware utility to manage the HBA.  Which would not be possible on
> > ESXi.  This is important because the systems are in a remote datacenter,
> and
> > it's the only way to check for red blinking lights on the hard drives.  ;-)
> I thought most IPMI came with full KVM, and also SNMP, and some ssh built-
> in.


So, one possible scenario:  You power up the machine for the first time, you 
enter ILOM console, you create username & password & static IP address.  From 
now on, you're able to get the remote console, awesome, great.  No need for 
ipmi-tool in the OS.

Another scenario, that I encounter just as often:  You inherit some system from 
the previous admin.  They didn't set up IPMI or ILOM.  They installed ESXi, and 
now the only thing you can do is power off the system to do it.

But in the situation where I inherit a Linux / Solaris machine from a previous 
admin who didn't config ipmi...  I don't need to power down.  I can config the 
ipmi via ipmi-tools.

Going a little further down these trails...

If you have a basic IPMI device, then all it does is *true* ipmi, which is a 
standard protocol.  You have to send it ipmi signals via the ipmi-tool command 
on your laptop (or another server).  It doesn't use SSL; it uses either no 
encryption, or a preshared key.  The preshared key is a random HEX 20 character 
long string.  If you configure that at the boot time (as in the first situation 
mentioned above) then you have to type in at the physical console at first 
boot:  new username, new password, new static IP address etc, and the new 
encryption key.  But if you're running a normal OS, you can skip all that, boot 
the new OS, and paste all that stuff in via ssh, using the local ipmi-tool to 
config the local ipmi device.

If you have a newer, more powerful ILOM device, then you probably only need to 
assign an IP address to the ilom.  Then you can browse to it via https and do 
whatever else you need to do.

Make sense?

Long story short, "Depends."    ;-)

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