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Re: [Freeipmi-users] Rookie questions on using SOL

From: Albert Chu
Subject: Re: [Freeipmi-users] Rookie questions on using SOL
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:18:54 -0800

> I am not sure if it is enabled in the server BIOS as I currently do
> not have a way to access it. If it was working in the webGUI, would 
> that imply that it IS turned on in the BIOS?

I don't know if this is a valid assumption.  My general tips and tricks
are documented in the FAQ below:

(I now see that the link in part 3 is broken, and I should find a new
page that describes newer modern Linux systems)

Perhaps you did not enable SOL for the user you logged in with?

Did you ensure that this Linux agetty is running and redirecting out of
the appropriate ttySX?


On Sun, 2018-01-21 at 12:50 +0000, Ben Oliver wrote:
> I have an Asrock Rack C2750D4I with ipmi
> My experience with using it has been exclusively through the webGUI
> and 
> the java applet they provide to access console output over the LAN.
> Unfortunately, for some reason I cannot figure out, the webGUI now
> fails 
> to respond. An arp-scan showed it stil had an ip on the network so I 
> googled around and found this project. Sure enough, I can access it
> with 
> ipmi-config and see the setup.
> I am primarily trying to establish an SOL connection to monitor
> reboots 
> when I do server upgrades.
> As a bonus, it would be nice to get the webGUI back, or at least
> disable 
> it and use only freeipmi.
> So far I have tried ipmiconsole and it says
> [SOL established]
> but nothing else.
> I have added
> SERIAL 0 38400
> to my syslinux config on my laptop to enable serial console.
> The SOL_Conf section on the server reads as follows:
> Section SOL_Conf
>       ## Possible values: Yes/No
>       Enable_SOL                                    Yes
>       ## Possible values:
> Callback/User/Operator/Administrator/OEM_Proprietary
>       SOL_Privilege_Level                           User
>       ## Possible values: Yes/No
>       Force_SOL_Payload_Authentication              No
>       ## Possible values: Yes/No
>       Force_SOL_Payload_Encryption                  No
>       ## Give a non-zero valid integer. Each unit is 5ms
>       Character_Accumulate_Interval                 12
>       ## Give a valid number
>       Character_Send_Threshold                      96
>       ## Give a valid integer
>       SOL_Retry_Count                               7
>       ## Give a valid integer. Interval unit is 10ms
>       SOL_Retry_Interval                            50
>       ## Possible values: Serial/9600/19200/38400/57600/115200
>       Non_Volatile_Bit_Rate                         38400
>       ## Possible values: Serial/9600/19200/38400/57600/115200
>       Volatile_Bit_Rate                             38400
>       ## Give a valid port number
>       ## SOL_Payload_Port_Number                    623
> EndSection
> I am not sure if it is enabled in the server BIOS as I currently do
> not 
> have a way to access it. If it was working in the webGUI, would that 
> imply that it IS turned on in the BIOS?
> Is there anything I am missing that I should be doing to get this to 
> work?
> I'm sorry to be so vague, I am very much flying blind here and am
> only 
> trying freeipmi for the first time today.
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Albert Chu
Computer Scientist
High Performance Systems Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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