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Re: [Freeipmi-users] Dell ipmi-oem chassis slot availability?

From: Albert Chu
Subject: Re: [Freeipmi-users] Dell ipmi-oem chassis slot availability?
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 10:04:46 -0800

Hi Chris,

I might be misunderstanding your question, but it seems you want to
figure out what type of board is inside each slot?  I assume the
ipmi-oem Dell command 'get-system-info' isn't enough b/c you only get
the board name and not the slot number?

I don't know of any OEM commands for this, so the first thing is I'd bug
Dell, b/c someone there might be able to provide it (you will have to
fight them to get to the right people, the first line support will
likely have no idea).  If you get something from them, please let the
list know and we can put it in ipmi-oem.

Depending on your willingness to try and reverse engineer something,
there might be a way to determine it.  The following is an ipmi-raw that
should implement the same thing as "ipmi-oem dell get-system-info

/usr/sbin/ipmi-raw 0 6 59 0 0xC4 0 0

In ipmi-oem here's a comment on the parameter numbers:

   * guid parameter = 0xC3
   * asset-tag parameter = 0xC4
   * service-tag parameter = 0xC5
   * chassis-service-tag parameter = 0xC6
   * chassis-related-service-tag parameter = 0xC7
   * board-revision parameter = 0xC8

This is what we know of or have been told.  It wouldn't be hard to
imagine that 0xC9, 0xCA ,0xCB might return your slot number.


On Sun, 2011-12-18 at 06:39 -0800, DeRamus, Chris wrote:
> I've just learned about the wonders of IPMI this past month and have 
> re-written our inventory system from scratch to take advantage of the data 
> the FreeIPMI suite of tools provides easy access to. Right now the only 
> drawback is that I have to run a secondary script at each co-location to 
> access each of our Dell M1000e chassis, running proprietary racadm command 
> over SSH to correlate which 10g/11g PowerEdge blades are running in the 
> various slots. I've been digging through the documentation in hopes of 
> finding either a oem command that I can run or even a ipmi-raw command that 
> can be passed to each blade to pull this data, but so far I've come up short.
> Has anyone on this list been able to identify a method to capture this 
> particular information? Dell's OMSA utility also provides the slot 
> information as seen in the output below. 
> #> omreport chassis info
> Chassis Information
> Index                                    : 0
> Chassis Name                             : Main System Chassis
> Host Name                                : xxxxxxxxxxxx
> iDRAC6 Version                           : 1.60
> Chassis Model                            : PowerEdge M600
> Chassis Lock                             : Not Present
> Chassis Service Tag                      : XX11YY2
> Server Module Service Tag                : YY11XX2
> Server Module Location                   : Slot 14 <-- This is what I need
> Flash chassis identify LED state         : Off
> Flash chassis identify LED timeout value : 300
> Thanks in advance for the time guys.
> --Chris
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Albert Chu
Computer Scientist
High Performance Systems Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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