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Re: [Freeipmi-users] ipmi support with HP iLO2 servers initial success!

From: Albert Chu
Subject: Re: [Freeipmi-users] ipmi support with HP iLO2 servers initial success!
Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2011 09:55:50 -0800

Hi John,

The short answer is there are a number of bugs in the HP iLO firmware.
But some combination of options and/or workaround flags will get around
them and allow you to use FreeIPMI w/ HP iLO.  (Assuming no firmware
fixes have occurred since this thread.)  See the manpage for a list of

My recollection is a lot of HP iLO machines do not support IPMI 1.5,
only IPMI 2.0, so you'll have to use "-D=LAN_2_0" to use IPMI 2.0.


On Wed, 2011-12-07 at 01:36 -0800, john s. wrote:
> Hello Everybody 
> Sorry for digging out this thread but i can't find  no other (newer) post
> which is similar to this one ...
> If it does work, then there is a bug.  Perhaps you can send me a --debug
> output and we can take a look to figure out what the bug is. 
> command :
> ipmipower -h cut0iogw1-ilo -D LAN_2_0 -s 
> so  is it  still a bug or is it the normal behaviour on hp ilo connects?
> best regards 
> john s. 
Albert Chu
Computer Scientist
High Performance Systems Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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