Ubuntu 6.06.2 on IBM xSeries 226: IPMI support? (resent without broken signature)
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Thu Sep 3 15:24:48 UTC 2009
On 09/03/2009 12:57 AM, Kristian Rink wrote:
> dealing with our IBM hardware support folks, I am just about to try
> resolving a strange problem, eventually finding out that ipmitool doesn't
> work nicely on our machine. For what I have been told so far, the machine
> involved (x Series 226) _should_ support this kind of diagnostics, but so
> far I am unsure whether this is the case. Googling around a little, I
> figured out a few diagnostic outputs:
> -> querying for IPMI information using dmidecode:
> root at pvdbsrv:~# dmidecode --type 38
> # dmidecode 2.7
> SMBIOS 2.33 present.
> Wrong DMI structures count: 59 announced, only 57 decoded.
> -> trying to start ipmitool / load ipmi modules:
> root at pvdbsrv:~# /usr/share/ipmitool/ipmi.init.basic
> Setting up OpenIPMI driver...
> FATAL: Module ipmi_kcs_drv not found.
> FATAL: Error inserting ipmi_si
> (/lib/modules/2.6.15-54-server/kernel/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_si.ko): No such
> -> dmesg after doing so:
> [42996722.950000] IPMI System Interface driver.
> [42996722.950000] ipmi_si: Trying "kcs" at I/O port 0xca2
> [42996722.980000] ipmi_si: Trying "smic" at I/O port 0xca9
> [42996723.030000] ipmi_si: Trying "bt" at I/O port 0xe4
> [42996723.070000] ipmi_si: Unable to find any System Interface(s)
> So... kindly would like to ask for some insights by those who know: No IPMI?
> Any misconfigurations in my case? Old kernel? Any other things I eventually
> am missing so far?
You check these?
Also regarding dmidecode, see 'man dmidecode':
More often than not, information contained in the DMI tables is
inaccurate, incomplete or simply wrong.
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