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Upgrade IPMIutil for 1855 Blade Support and Other New Features

Created: 02 Oct 2007 • Updated: 07 Jul 2009 • 2 comments
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Deployment Solution for Dell Servers leverages the IPMIutil project for interaction with Dell servers via their Base Management Controllers. The supplemental file available for download with Deployment Solution for Dell Servers contains a copy of IPMIutil 1.9.8.

Recently, IPMIutil version 2.0 has been released with several enhancements and bug fixes. The most significant of these changes is a bugfix that fixes a problem that existed when trying to discover or perform remote power control commands with Dell 1855 blades.

To upgrade the version of IPMIutil used by Deployment Solution for Dell Servers and take advantage of these features, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit http://ipmiutil.sourceforge.net and download the file: ipmiutil-2.0.0-win32.zip (this contains the windows version of ipmiutil)
  2. Extract the contents of the downloaded zip file, and copy all of the extracted contents into the following location on your deployment share: Dell\atools\power\ipmiutil (you should overwrite nearly every file in that directory).

You're done. Use the Configuration Utility to discover 1855 blades, and the Deployment console to perform power control commands via BMCs.

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Razec's picture

excellent , it's actually working..

thanks

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Glad to hear it. Evidently in some cases "Discovers" still don't work even after the upgrade, but in that case, just add the entry manually and you shouldn't have any problems.

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