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Unable to ping an iDRAC6 Express from within an OS using the same LOM that is being shared


Article Summary: This article provides information about pinging an iDRAC6 from within an OS when the iDRAC6 is being shared with the same LOM.



When an iDRAC is being shared with a LOM (LAN on Motherboard), it is connected to same switchport. Commonly, when using SHARED mode for the iDRAC, it is being shared with LOM1.

In an OS, when attempting to ping the IP Address of the IDRAC from the NIC being shared with the iDRAC (usually LOM1), the ping is sent to the switch. Most switches are unable to return the packet via the identical swtichport. For that reason the iDRAC never receives the ping.

Workaround:

Ping the iDRAC from a different LOM than the one being shared with the iDRAC.

Solution:

This behavior is working as designed.



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Article ID: SLN167419

Last Date Modified: 01/16/2015 03:57 PM


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