[Beowulf] Any industry-standards that allow automated BIOS modifications and dumping? IPMI cannot do it, can it?

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 10:40:23 EDT 2009

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 2:34 AM, Gregory wrote:
> Rahul Nabar wrote:
>> (1) Can't do a Serial-on-LAN (SOL); My Dell server needs a special
>> card (read more money) for this function. That is unfortunate.
> are you sure? have you tried using lanplus instead of lan? (e.g. use
> ipmitool -I lanplus) Never had this problem with our bog-standard dells.
I get this error:

ipmitool -H -I lanplus -U root sol activate
Error loading interface lanplus

Any clue what this might be? How can I get the lanplus interface
loaded? Is this a driver issue or does this mean that my BMC does not
have a lanplus interface at all.

The LAN interface does work file but apparantly "sol activate" needs lanplus.

ipmitool -H -I lan -U root sol activate
Error: This command is only available over the lanplus interface

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