RACADM command fails when importing iDRAC Licence

Issue: When importing the iDRAC license using racadm command it reports: root@theprojectbot:-# racadm license import -f mylicense.xml -c idrac.embedded.1 NOTE: This Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller does not support RACADM commands. Please contact Dell Customer Service to upgrade your version of iDRAC. The executed RACADM commands are not supported by the current version of Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) in the system. To upgrade to latest version of iDRAC, contact Dell customer service.   Solution: Install packages srvadmin-idrac7 and srvadmin-idracadm7 If you have dell-omsa-repository configured then just run the following command: root@theprojectbot:-# yum install srvadmin-idrac7 srvadmin-idracadm7   Note: The above packages are different then srvadmin-idracadm and srvadmin-idrac Note: To check the installed packages on a rpm based OS, run the following command: root@theprojectbot:-# rpm -qva | grep...

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How to control indication light on Dell CloudEdge Servers?

There are multiple ways to do it: Using BMC Tool Download the BMC tar package from following link: http://poweredgec.com/files/bmc-2014-01-08.tgz Extract the contents using command root@theprojectbot:-#tar –xvf bmc-2014-01-08.tgz Run the command: root@theprojectbot:-#./bmc id_led blink Note: Other command that can be used are: on|off|blink|fastblink Note: BMC web interface does have a Chassis indication option which shows the current status of the lights but it doesn’t work. Dell is aware of this issue and currently working on a firmware fix.   Using ipmitool The following ipmitool command will blink the indication light for 20 sec. root@theprojectbot:-#ipmitool chassis identify 20 Note:The above command can be use on most of the Dell & HP...

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Script to gather storage, hardware logs from Dell Cloudedge and Poweredge Servers

Log-bot script uses ipmitool, lshw, MegaCli to grab System event logs, controller logs and various hardware information. During execution the script checks for the ipmitool (delloem patched) and install it if its not available. The script takes 4-8 minute to complete. It is successfully tested on various Dell CloudEdge and PowerEdge servers running different Linux distributions. List of logs it gathers: Chassis -Fan rpm’s -FRU information -Power consumption and power history -Power Supply -DRAC info -System event logs -Temperature information OS -Basic Linux command output: (df -h, dmesg, fdisk, free, fstab, lspci etc) -Network Information -Bus information -Logical information -Driver and firmware information -Tape drive information -Disk and volume information -Controller & Vendor information -Size & disk information -Disk’s UUID -Disk size & serial number -BMC information -GPGPU information Storage -Controller logs -Partition information & other storage related information Note: In each bundle there will be a execs.logs file which will have all the commands the script execute.   How to gather logs: For previous versions click here  Download the script by clicking on link or root@theprojectbot:-# wget http://theprojectbot.com/Program/log-bot_v2.tar.gz  Extract the file using the command: root@theprojectbot:-# tar -xvf log-bot_v2.tar.gz  Navigate to the right directory using command: root@theprojectbot:-# cd bot  Run the script: root@theprojectbot:-# python...

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Issue with iDRAC 7 display when installing openSUSE 12.3

Issue: When try to install openSUSE 12.3 via iDRAC7 the virtual console screen distorts as shown in the picture below. Resolution: Boot the server from the DVD and on installation menu set the video mode to 1024×768 and on boot option set the kernel parameter to usbcore.autosuspend=-1 as shown below. Explanation: Changing the Video mode to any other resolution fixes the display problem but on the other hand it disables the keyboard and mouse. This happen because some of the power management feature in the LFC/DRAC put the DRAC keyboard to temporary sleep when not being used. In this specific installation, for some reason the keyboard and mouse never came back up after sent to the temporary sleep. The usbcore.autosuspend=-1 parameter forces it so stay in action all the time and fixes the...

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ipmitool Cheatsheet and Configuring DRAC from ipmitool

  1) List of helpful ipmitool commands: Check BMC Firmware Revision: #ipmitool –I open bmc info | grep –A3 “Firmware Revision” Check SEL log: #ipmitool sel List SEL log: #ipmitool sel list Check which node you are in [For Dell Cloud edge]: #ipmitool raw 0x34 0x11 Reset BMC/DRAC to default: #ipmitool  mc reset cold   2) Configure DRAC from ipmitool Set BMC/DRAC static IP #ipmitool lan set 1 ipsrc static Set BMC/DRAC IP Address #ipmitool lan set 1 ipaddr <ip add of bmc> Set BMC/DRAC Subnet Mask #ipmitool lan set 1 netmask <netmask addr> Set BMC/DRAC Default Gateway #ipmitool lan set 1 defgw ipaddr <ip add> Change the NIC settings to dedicated #ipmitool raw 0x30 0x24 2 Change the NIC settings to shared #ipmitool raw 0x30 0x24 0 Check the NIC settings #ipmitool raw 0x30 0x25 [Output of 00 means shared and 02 means dedicated] Restart the BMC/DRAC #ipmitool mc reset...

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Dell iDRAC CLPSession error

Symptoms: DRAC web interface is not working When try ssh to the DRAC it returns: Create CLPsession instance error (1) ; Curl error 7 Solution: Do a soft reset on the DRAC. If you have racadm install then run the following command:  racadm racreset soft If you have ipmitool installed then run the command:  ipmitool mc reset cold Looking for ipmitool rpm, click...

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