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[Freeipmi-users] FreeIPMI on OpenSolaris

From: Lance Beazley
Subject: [Freeipmi-users] FreeIPMI on OpenSolaris
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 12:48:34 -0700


I am new to FreeIPMI tools would like to get them working on OpenSolaris but 
the Solaris BMC driver is apparently encumbered and therefore not distributed 
with OpenSolaris. I see several posts on the web and even a defect on the 
OpenSolaris site that talk about using the binary BMC driver from an Express 
Edition distribution but Oracle is no longer distributing the Express Edition 
so I am wondering what FreeIPMI users based on OpenSolaris are doing to get 
FreeIPMI tools to play there.

Also I see an implication in the documentation for FreeIPMI tools that the 
kernel driver may not be needed and indeed the ipmi-locate tool does locate the 
KCS interface of the BMC on my platforms but none of the other tools play. 
Instead they all report similar errors such as, "could not find inband device". 
Is the kernel mode BMC driver necessary on OpenSolaris or can the tools work 
through the KCS with out it?

An education on the need of the kernel driver and any suggestions on an 
unencumbered replacement or a recommendation on a platform such as FreeBSD that 
might be a good reference for writing a new one which the FreeIPMI tools would 
be happy with would be very appreciated.

Lance Beazley

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