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Re: [Freeipmi-users] Troubleshooting inconsistent results from server

From: Brian LaFlamme
Subject: Re: [Freeipmi-users] Troubleshooting inconsistent results from server
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2016 15:21:16 -0500

On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 2:23 PM, Brian LaFlamme <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 1:08 PM, Albert Chu <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Fri, 2016-01-08 at 09:22 -0500, Brian LaFlamme wrote:
>> > For the over-LAN issue, I cannot ipmiping node1, but I can ipmiping
>> > node2.  This is the same flat network with no firewalls or other
>> > devices in between.  Also, for both nodes, the web system management
>> > console works just fine.
>> The web console is independent of IPMI.  It's possible that IPMI over
>> LAN isn't enabled on your motherboard.  Once the inband issue is
>> resolved, you can take a look into the bmc-config output to see if
>> anything looks wrong.
>> Some Dell motherboards also require some configuration in the BIOS.  You
>> may want to take a look in there.  Also, on motherboards with multiple
>> NICs, often ethernet has to be plugged into the right NIC(s).
> Fixed the inband issue (see below).  Regarding the over-LAN problems, I
> see no signs of any trouble from the config.  Only difference between node1
> (not working over lan) and node2 (working over lan) is the IP and MAC
> addresses.
> address@hidden:~# bmc-config --diff -v --filename=new_bmc_config_node2
> Lan_Conf:IP_Address - input=`':actual=`'
> Lan_Conf:MAC_Address - input=`00:A0:D1:ED:92:3A':actual=`00:A0:D1:ED:90:F7'
> I'll check all the other basics for networking and BIOS settings and
> report back.

Switched the IPMI NIC from "Shared" to "Dedicated" in the BIOS.  Working
now.  Everything is fixed.  Thanks for the help.

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