[Beowulf] Re: Any industry-standards that allow automated BIOS modifications and dumping? IPMI cannot do it, can it?
rpnabar at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 16:56:11 EDT 2009
On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 3:31 PM, Greg Keller <Greg at keller.net> wrote:
> What server? If you have Power Control via IPMI SoL is there (at least
> anything less than 3 years old. Hopefully it's just ipmitool recompile as
> others suggested... all the prebuilt packages I've ever used had it.
I'm trying two servers here in my cluster:
On digging deeper with the helpdesk one of the things is that my R410
comes with a "DRAC Express". The "DRAC Enterprise" seems to have some
more features and some say that SOL is one of those. But I still am
not sure and will give it a shot.
> Dell provides for cmd line changing of almost all BIOS/RAID/Remote Access
> Card settings via their own tool, omconfig. Proprietary, yes. Works, yes.
> Avoid all the gui stuff during the installation with a couple install flags
> and the command line "omconfig", "omreport" are very scriptable. Industry
> standard, if you're Dell :) Googling for either will get you straight to
> the command line reference:
Thanks Greg! I'm gonna give that a shot.
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