[Beowulf] Re: Any industry-standards that allow automated BIOS modifications and dumping? IPMI cannot do it, can it?
Greg at keller.net
Thu Oct 22 13:31:49 PDT 2009
> [of course, maybe some of my settings are naiive or erronous; feel
> free to correct me]
> I can pretty much remote monitor logs, stats, remote power reset etc.
> The only two things I cannot:
> (1) Can't do a Serial-on-LAN (SOL); My Dell server needs a special
> card (read more money) for this function. That is unfortunate.
What server? If you have Power Control via IPMI SoL is there (at
least anything less than 3 years old. Hopefully it's just ipmitool
recompile as others suggested... all the prebuilt packages I've ever
used had it.
> (2)Can't mod the BIOS settings or even dump them. Is there a way to
> modify the BIOS settings via. IPMI (in general)
Dell provides for cmd line changing of almost all BIOS/RAID/Remote
Access Card settings via their own tool, omconfig. Proprietary, yes.
Works, yes. Avoid all the gui stuff during the installation with a
couple install flags and the command line "omconfig", "omreport" are
very scriptable. Industry standard, if you're Dell :) Googling for
either will get you straight to the command line reference:
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