[Beowulf] non-proprietary IPMI card?

Walid walid.shaari at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 02:39:55 EST 2006


On 11/29/06, John Hearns <john.hearns at streamline-computing.com> wrote:
> Bill Broadley wrote:
> >
> >
> > Does anyone know if IPMI can "share" a GigE port?  Or does it usually
> > require a dedicated port on the host?
> Yes, definitely.
> The Supermicro IPMI cards can share the eth0 port with the main gigabit
> channel. The cards are powered up and on the network whenever power is
> applied to the chassis. There is a bridge somewhere on the motherboard
> which bridges between eth0 and the IPMI interface.

John,

Wouldn't that sharing introduce a limitation, we have seen that we are
not able to manage nodes remotley when the node has a kernel panic for
example. and we had other intermitent problems that we do not yet know
the cause exatly.i am really interested to know what other
implications that bridging/sharing will imply

regards

Walid.
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