I have a Poweredge 2850 with BMC board fitted, running VM ESXi 4.1, and I can access the IPMI data from my Ubuntu Desktop.
Is anyone aware of a Linux based GUI that will allow management of the server remotely via the BMC ?
If not Linux is there a windows based GUI ?
If you have a DRAC 4 card, it will allow you to manage the server remotely. I suspect if it is just BMC, it has to be thru' IPMITool (CLI).
Another option is to install OpenManage Server Administrator can be installed on the system and access it from there which is more in-band management.
Information is available in this guide on page 39 (Configuring the SNMP Agent on Systems Running Supported VMware
ESX 4.X Operating Systems to Proxy VMware MIBs)
Great thanks for all that.
So on the server running esx 4, that has a an ubuntu guest OS, is the openmanager installed on the esx or the ubuntu guest ?