Changes between Version 34 and Version 35 of xCAT

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09/07/10 15:57:17 (9 years ago)
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shuang (IP: 152.54.8.247)
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    129129"n02","ipmi","ipmi",,,,,,,,,, 
    130130}}} 
    131 Note that we will configure ipmi to allow LAN access. Some people may need to use console over LAN access -- this is not covered here.  
    132 === IPMI Configuration === 
    133 First, when you installed xCAT, an ipmitool package comes with it. Make sure you are not using ipmitool from other sources. You don't need to ipmitool in most cases, but it's important to know if you have troubles. Obviously DELL's ipmi implementation is different from IBM's. To configure IPMI, you can either do it at run time using ipmitool or at boot time (Ctrl-E on DELL PE 860). Mine looks like this: 
     131Note that we will configure ipmi to allow LAN access. Some people may need to use console over LAN access -- since we only have IPMI 1.5, this is not covered here. 
     132=== BMC Configuration === 
     133First, when you installed xCAT, an ipmitool package comes with it. Make sure you are not using ipmitool from other sources. You don't need to ipmitool in most cases, but it's important to know if you have troubles. Obviously DELL's ipmi implementation is different from IBM's. To configure IPMI, you can either do it at run time using ipmitool or at boot time (Ctrl-E on DELL PE 860). Read [www.dell.com/downloads/global/power/ps4q04-20040204-murphy.pdf] for details. Mine looks like this: 
    134134{{{ 
    135 # ipmitool -I lan -H 192.168.201.77 -U root -P renci lan print 1 
     135# ipmitool -I lan -H 192.168.201.77 -U root -a lan print 1 
    136136Set in Progress         : Set Complete 
    137137Auth Type Support       : NONE MD2 MD5 PASSWORD  
     
    155155Cipher Suite Priv Max   : Not Available 
    156156}}} 
     157 
     158Dell's IPMI implementation seems to be different from IBM's in the sense that once a session is established, it does not return an auth type in the response (Thanks Jarrod Johnson for help!). In /opt/xcat/lib/perl/xCAT/IPMI.pm, this response packet is dropped by the following code: 
     159{{{ 
     160        if ($rsp[4] != $self->{authtype}) { 
     161            return 2; # not thinking about packets that do not match our preferred auth type 
     162        } 
     163 
     164}}} 
     165To solve this problem we commented the 2nd line out.  
    157166=== Netboot image === 
    158167The genimage command invokes genintrd automatically to generate the initrd for netboot.