[sf-lug] SF-LUG 2007-09-17 meeting & SF-LUG.COM replacement box (& BALUG)

Art Mann artm at siliconmechanics.com
Sat Sep 15 21:36:19 PDT 2007

If you would like the IPMI card for the new server just let me know and I will have it sent out...

Jim didn't mention remote mgmt on his list of specs and I forgot to ask.

Art Mann
Silicon Mechanics 

Sent from Art Mann's mobile phone...

-----Original Message-----
From: "Asheesh Laroia" <asheesh at asheesh.org>
To: "Michael Paoli" <Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu>
Cc: sf-lug at linuxmafia.com
Sent: 9/15/07 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [sf-lug] SF-LUG 2007-09-17 meeting & SF-LUG.COM replacement box (& BALUG)

On Sat, 15 Sep 2007, Michael Paoli wrote:

> Remote management of the hardware, if feasible, would be a good
> thing.  E.g. KVM over IP.
> I don't see such an option for Rackform iServ R107, but I do see
> option for:
> IPMI 2.0 Controller
> ... that might come close (might be quite useful when used, e.g. via
> remote Open Source software such as ipmitool - should then be able to
> power cycle remotely, change device used at boot remotely, access
> serial port communications (e.g. serial console and GRUB serial
> access) remotely, etc. ... but still not a full KVM over IP (no
> graphics) and probably can't fully control/reconfigure BIOS remotely).

The IPMI on that SuperMicro board (I know, I have one!) does let you fully 
control the BIOS reomtely, as I recall.

-- Asheesh.

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 		-- John Denver

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