[Beowulf] Remote console management

Steffen Persvold sp at scali.com
Fri Sep 23 04:08:28 EDT 2005


Guys,

SOL is transparent to the OS. It acts as a virtual serial port (i.e
console=ttyS0,15200n will work fine on Linux). You might have to use a
different device than ttyS0 though, it depends on the motherboard and BMC
implementation.

Cheers,

Steffen Persvold
Technical Director Americas
tel. 508-281-7100 x401
fax. 508-281-7171

http://www.scali.com/
Scaling the Linux datacenter
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On
> Behalf Of John Hearns
> Sent: Friday, September 23, 2005 3:39 AM
> To: Bruce Allen
> Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Remote console management
> 
> On Fri, 2005-09-23 at 02:18 -0500, Bruce Allen wrote:
> > > IPMI cards are a good idea. I work with them all the time.
> > > We use IPMI for remote monitoring of systems, and for power cycling.
> > > IPMI cards for Supermicro nodes are not expensive, and are IPM 2
> > > compliant.
> > >
> > > IPMI does support Serial-over-LAN, but I don't have experience with
> it,
> > > I'm not sure Linux does this.
> >
> > We're quite interested to know if/how this works.  Could it eliminate
> the
> > serial port server boxes?
> As I said in my next reply, I've never used it.
> ipmitool does have the option for configuring serial-over-lan,
> but I'm unaware of anyone using sol under Linux.
> 
> For the moment if you want a reliable system, use the real physical port
> (or a Sun with a service processor).
> 
> If I were you, I would get a system on evaluation from your supplier.
> 
> 
> 
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