[Beowulf] Re: Purdue Supercomputer

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Sun May 11 19:42:46 PDT 2008

Greg Lindahl wrote:
> On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 02:45:05AM -0400, Mark Hahn wrote:
>> I think the main issue is that ipmi needs a lan interface, though 
>> I guess there are some examples of it sharing a port with the host.
> Last I saw someone doing this, IPMI sharing an ethernet port with the
> host led to all kinds of weird ARP problems. Whereas a dedicated port

Not just arp problems.  Sometimes shutting down the machine would 
actually turn off the port.  Made for an "almost"-lights out machine room...

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