[Beowulf] Re: Purdue Supercomputer

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Sun May 11 22:13:26 EDT 2008


On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 02:45:05AM -0400, Mark Hahn wrote:

> I think the main issue is that ipmi needs a lan interface, though 
> I guess there are some examples of it sharing a port with the host.

Last I saw someone doing this, IPMI sharing an ethernet port with the
host led to all kinds of weird ARP problems. Whereas a dedicated port
is much easier to configure. My favorite vendors all offer a
dedicated port...

-- greg



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