[Beowulf] recommendation on crash cart for a cluster

Greg Keller Greg at keller.net
Sat Oct 3 14:37:08 EDT 2009


>
> Message: 6
> Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 12:18:02 -0500
> From: Rahul Nabar <rpnabar at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] recommendation on crash cart for a cluster
> 	room: full 	cluster KVM is not an option I suppose?
> To: Skylar Thompson <skylar at cs.earlham.edu>
> Cc: Beowulf Mailing List <beowulf at beowulf.org>
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> On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 12:00 PM, Skylar Thompson <skylar at cs.earlham.edu 
> > wrote:
>> Rahul Nabar wrote:
>>> On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 10:13 PM, Skylar Thompson <skylar at cs.earlham.edu 
>>> > wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> That's what we use. You'd do something like "ipmitool -a -H  
>> hostname -U
>> username -I lanplus sol activate" will do the trick.
>>
>>
>
> Thanks Skylar. I just found I have bigger problems. I thought I was
> done since ipmitool did a happy make; make install.
>
> But nope:
>
> ./src/ipmitool -I open chassis status
> Could not open device at /dev/ipmi0 or /dev/ipmi/0 or /dev/ipmidev/0:
> No such file or directory
> Error sending Chassis Status command
>
>
> I don't think I have the impi devices visible. From googling this
> seems a bigger project needing insertion of some kernel modules. There
> goes my weekend! :)
>
> -- 
> Rahul
>

Rahul,

Loading the modules is usually as easy as:
/etc/init.d/ipmi start

HTH,
Greg

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