[sf-lug] Regarding the "new" (Silicon Mechanics) SF-LUG box ...

jim jim at well.com
Sat Jun 7 09:49:19 PDT 2008

   per below, I'm up for a Monday evening get-together. 
respond if you are, too. 

   also, the gizmo i've got for the supermicro 1U box 
is Model AOC-IPMI20-E 
   but i don't get how to use it without a console 
server. as the box will be situated at the ServePath 
Spear Street facility, i suppose the trick is to find 
out if the facility has a console server and if so, 
can we use a channel, right? 

On Thu, 2008-06-05 at 13:06 -0700, Asheesh Laroia wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Jun 2008, Michael Paoli wrote:
> > So, when do "we" (me/Jim/Nathan) (plus anyone else we want to invite to
> > tag along) want to set up this new box?  This week (through this coming
> > weekend) is out for me, as I'm on-call for work, ... but maybe an
> > upcoming Monday evening other than when SF-LUG meets?
> This coming Monday evening would work fairly well for me.  Tuesday Jun 10 
> works okay, and then I'm busy or out-of-town the evenings until Thu 6/19 
> (when I am free or possible-to-be-free again).
> > Got IPMI[1]?  I believe we also got an IPMI card/module for this system
> > which we also still "need" to install (which will significantly ease
> > some important aspects of remote administration).
> Freaking yes, that'd be awesome.
> My server in Japan, where I have an IPMI card installed but not properly 
> set up, recently kernel panicked.  The nice people in the lab where it 
> runs rebooted it, but took this picture of the console first: 
> http://paulproteus.acm.jhu.edu/screenshot1.jpg
> It sat there like that for almost one full day before anyone knew what had 
> happened.  Mea culpa for not setting up IPMI (and I, for one, plan to 
> waste a full Internet-routable IPv4 address on it as soon as I can...).
> -- Asheesh.

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