[Beowulf] recommendation on crash cart for a cluster room: full cluster KVM is not an option I suppose?

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 12:51:16 PDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 9:09 AM, Joe Landman
<landman at scalableinformatics.com> wrote:
> Of course I could also talk about the SOL (serial over lan) which didn't

THanks Joe! I've been reading about IPMI and also talking to my vendor
about it. Sure, our machines also have IPMI support!

Question: What's the difference between SOL and IPMI. Is one a subset
of the other?

Frankly, based on my past experience the only part of IPMI that I
foresee being most useful to us is the console (keyboard + monitor)
redirection. Right from the BIOS stage of the bootup cycle.  All the
other IPMI capabilities are of course cool and nice but that is icing
on the cake for me.


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