[Beowulf] IMPI network monitoring
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Tue Jun 26 23:19:45 EDT 2007
Geoff Galitz wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I have some older Dell PowerEdge 850's. These guys have IPMI 1.1
> capabilities. I cannot seem to find a way to interrogate these systems and
> get the status of the network interfaces. In particular I want to see if
> there are dropped packets, bad frames, collisions... That kind of thing.
These items probably aren't available. I don't see such things in the
IPMI 2.0 implementations. Not sure it is the 2.0 spec either.
> Going through the OS is not an option as they are running as an embedded
> Is this possible to get this data via IPMI?
If you have the capability to develop a custom i2c or similar interface
to the network hardware, you should be able to monitor it that way.
Then you would need to also include a method for ipmi to return custom
measurements from i2c. This would require hardware and software changes.
Joseph Landman, Ph.D
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