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ariceto
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DD2500 IPMI

I would like to ask about a IPMI in DD2500. I found in "EMC Data Domain Operatin System Version 5.4 Command Reference Guide", page 104 at the topic "IPMI Guidelines and Restrictions" the following information:     "IPMI (on/off/cycle/status) and SOL are not supported on models DD140, DD610, DD630, and DD2500."    Is it correct ? the IPMI is not supported in DD2500 ? Thanks in advance for comments you are able to provide.      Luciano

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Re: DD2500 IPMI

Usually IPMI is not supported on models which do not have IPMI port.

ariceto
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Re: DD2500 IPMI

Thanks Hrvoje, but the point is : when I type “ipmi show config” and ”show hardware” in DD2500 console, information about IPMI appears as follow :

sysadmin@xxxxxx# ipmi show config

Console: serial

Port Enabled DHCP IP Address Netmask Gateway

8 Krypton

Re: Re: DD2500 IPMI

I'm not familiar with DD2500 model, but on DD890 which has it for sure I see something like below.  If you have IPMI then you should see similar (bare in mind I run different DDOS than you, but that should not matter).  When running config I get IP, gw and rest as I have it configured (at least I hope so as link status is shown as unknown ).

hcrvelin@mydd# ipmi show hardware

Firmware Revision: 1.3

IPMI Version    : 2.0

Manufacturer Name: Inventec Enterprise System Corp.

Port    MAC Address        Link Status

-----  -----------------  -----------

bmc0a  00:8c:fa:08:ac:23  unknown  

-----  -----------------  -----------

uidavy
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Re: Re: DD2500 IPMI

Hi,

The DD2500 have an IPMI  port, if I remember it's the one where there is an USB Port Below.
Contrary to the others new models DD4200/4500/7200, the DD2500 have a IPMI dedicated port. Other have an IPMI shared port

Rgds

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8 Krypton

Re: Re: DD2500 IPMI

IPMI is supported on the DD2500 for DD OS versions DD OS 5.4.0.6.and greater.

The IPMI port can only connect at speeds of 10M or 100M at this time.

DD2500 port assignments:

https://support.emc.com/kb/182281

Configure IPMI

https://support.emc.com/kb/183794

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Re: DD2500 IPMI

Bob...the links aren't working.  Perhaps they are locked to non-customers?  Ariceto...when configuring, don't forget to create an ipmi user, the link Bob provided should speak to this..

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8 Krypton

Re: DD2500 IPMI

They seem to work for me and according to article header it says

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ariceto
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Re: DD2500 IPMI

Hi

The links did not open here too. By the way I am newbie here.

Since the IPMI runs on DD2500, the main point of my question is about the port. What is the IPMI physical port at rear of DD2500 ?

From a DD console command I can see all ports and all MAC address.

Also thru the command "ipmi sh config" I found a port "bmc0a", but I not sure about what is this port at the rear. (below)

Sorry about my basic question or some unclear information. If necessary I can share some image to clarify it.

Thanks again for all

sysadmin@# ipmi show config

Console: serial

Port Enabled DHCP IP Address Netmask Gateway

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8 Krypton

Re: DD2500 IPMI

BMC0a is the system management port also known as the wrench port.

I don't know why the links are not showing up, these two articles are public.

Here is the configuration article:

IPMI and Serial over Lan (SOL) management on the DD2500 became available with DD OS 5.4.0.6.

This article explains how to configure the port and important port limitations.

After configuring the BMC port, you try to access the system using ipmitool and the following message

is received:

sysadmin@dd890-rtp1# ipmi remote console ipmi-target 10.25.18.123 user test

password abc123

Activate Session command failed

Error: Unable to establish LAN session

Get Device ID command failed **** Cannot get remote bmc info.

  • EMC/Data Domain System DD2500
  • Software Versions 5.4.0.6 and higher

IPMI functions were not supported by DD OS until DD OS 5.4.0.6, With the new

BMC Firmware found in DD OS 5.4.0.6, IPMI and SOL functionality was added.

With the functionality, there are some limitations that a user may run into.

These limitations will be addressed at a later date within a DD OS update.

IPMI and SOL is supported on a DD2500 running DD OS 5.4.0.6 and greater.

The default factory setting has IPMI disabled and IPMI over LAN disabled.

This can be verified by running the command:

  • ipmi show config at a CLI prompt

sysadmin@localhost# ipmi show config Console: serial Port Enabled DHCP IP Address Netmask Gateway

----- ------- ---- ---------- -------------- --------

bmc0a no yes 1.1.1.1* 255.255.255.0* 0.0.0.0*

----- ------- ---- ---------- -------------- --------

* Value from DHCP


Enable the bmc port:

  • ipmi enable bmc0a

sysadmin@localhost# ipmi show config

Console: serial Port

Enabled DHCP IP Address Netmask Gateway

---- ------- ---- ---------- -------------- --------

bmc0a yes yes 1.1.1.1* 255.255.255.0* 0.0.0.0*

----- ------- ---- ---------- -------------- --------

* Value from DHCP


Set an IP Address. EMC/Data Domain best practices recommend a static IP Address.

  • ipmi config bmc0a ipaddress 10.25.18.121 netmask 255.255.255.255 gateway 10.25.18.1

sysadmin@localhost# ipmi show config

Console: serial

Port Enabled DHCP IP Address Netmask Gateway

----- ------- ---- ---------- -------------- --------

bmc0a yes no 10.25.18.121 255.255.255.0 10.25.18.1

----- ------- ---- ---------- -------------- --------

* Value from DHCP
Add authorized IPMI users. NOTE: the built in sysadmin account is not added to the ipmi user list by default.

  • ipmi user add test password password

sysadmin@localhost# ipmi user list

Name User Id Privilege

---- ------- -------------

test 3 ADMINISTRATOR

---- ------- -------------

Total users: 1


Connect the BMC port (also called the Service Network Port or the port with the picture of a wrench).

It must be connected to a port that can negotiate 10M or a 100M speeds.

A connection to a 1Gb only port will cause the failure seen in the example.


The DD2500 will accept ipmi commands from another EMC/Data Domain system

or a Unix host running ipmitool Ver 2.0 or greater. You can also manage power from the System Manager GUI.

sysadmin@localhost# ipmi remote console ipmi-target 10.25.18.121 user test password abc23

[SOL Session operational. Use @? for help]

Data Domain OS dd2500-rtp1.datadomain.com login:

Data Domain OS dd2500-rtp1.datadomain.com login: ~ Password: @.

[terminated ipmitool]

sysadmin@localhost#


If your problem persists after executing the steps in this article, please contact your contracted support provider, Gather an Autosupport 180561, and Create a service request

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