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Problems with IPMI when updating DRAC

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Hi

I am trying to upgrade de DRAC software on a Dell PowerEdge 2900 due to the problems the current version has to access the console with moder browsers (XML errors). Current version is "1.30 (07.10.08)" and the new version I am trying to install is "Dell Remote Access Controller - DRAC 5, v.1.51, A00" (from file RAC_FRMW_LX_R253040.BIN). But when I try to install the upgrade, after reading the notes, I get this error:

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# lsb_release -d
Description:    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.5 (Tikanga)

# uname -a
Linux XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 2.6.18-194.el5 #1 SMP Tue Mar 16 21:52:39 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

# ./RAC_FRMW_LX_R253040.BIN
Collecting inventory...
..
Load lib IPMI is not available. Ensure that IPMI is enabled and the supported IPMI driver is installed on your system.

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I have verified needed software:

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# rpm -qa | grep srvadmin
srvadmin-racadm4-6.5.0-1.154.2.el5
srvadmin-sysfsutils-6.5.0-1.1.el5
srvadmin-idrac-ivmcli-6.5.0-1.239.1.el5
srvadmin-idrac-vmcli-6.5.0-1.254.1.el5
srvadmin-omcommon-6.5.0-1.142.2.el5
srvadmin-racdrsc-6.5.0-1.228.2.el5
srvadmin-racsvc-6.5.0-1.154.2.el5
srvadmin-rac4-6.5.0-1.154.2.el5
srvadmin-base-6.5.0-1.1.1.el5
srvadmin-webserver-6.5.0-1.1.1.el5
srvadmin-standardAgent-6.5.0-1.1.1.el5
srvadmin-argtable2-6.5.0-3.1.el5
srvadmin-xmlsup-6.5.0-1.141.2.el5
srvadmin-storelib-sysfs-6.5.0-1.1.1.el5
srvadmin-deng-6.5.0-1.31.1.el5
srvadmin-smcommon-6.5.0-1.201.2.el5
srvadmin-isvc-6.5.0-1.52.2.el5
srvadmin-omacore-6.5.0-1.143.3.el5
srvadmin-storage-6.5.0-1.201.2.el5
srvadmin-racadm5-6.5.0-1.149.1.el5
srvadmin-rac4-populator-6.5.0-1.154.2.el5
srvadmin-idrac-6.5.0-1.228.2.el5
srvadmin-storageservices-6.5.0-1.1.1.el5
srvadmin-smweb-6.5.0-1.201.2.el5
srvadmin-iws-6.5.0-1.143.3.el5
srvadmin-itunnelprovider-6.5.0-1.151.1.el5
srvadmin-all-6.5.0-1.1.1.el5
srvadmin-hapi-6.5.0-1.33.2.el5
srvadmin-omilcore-6.5.0-1.452.1.el5
srvadmin-rac-components-6.5.0-1.228.2.el5
srvadmin-storelib-6.5.0-1.326.1.el5
srvadmin-idracadm-6.5.0-1.228.2.el5
srvadmin-rac5-6.5.0-1.149.1.el5
srvadmin-jre-6.5.0-1.145.1.el5

# rpm -qa | grep -i ipmi
OpenIPMI-2.0.16-7.el5
OpenIPMI-perl-2.0.16-7.el5
OpenIPMI-libs-2.0.16-7.el5
OpenIPMI-tools-2.0.16-7.el5
OpenIPMI-devel-2.0.16-7.el5
OpenIPMI-libs-2.0.16-7.el5
OpenIPMI-devel-2.0.16-7.el5

# srvadmin-services.sh status
dell_rbu (module) is stopped
ipmi driver is running
dsm_sa_datamgrd is stopped
dsm_sa_eventmgrd is stopped
dsm_sa_snmpd is stopped
dsm_om_shrsvcd (pid 20116) is running
dsm_om_connsvcd (pid 20143 20142) is running

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Any ideas what more to check, or how to solve this?

Regards and thanks in advance.

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okelet
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Re: Problems with IPMI when updating DRAC

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Finally I got it, although i did not resolve the IPMI issue. I updated the RAC firmware using the command racadm. First, I got the firmware from ftp.dell.com/.../f_drac5v160_A00.exe, then extract, and updated the firmware using the command from a linux shell "racadm fwupdate -p -u -d /root/".

Thanks anyway.

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Re: Problems with IPMI when updating DRAC

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give this a try,

ls -al /dev/ipmi0

if this command comes back with "no such file or directory", the ipmi is missing or incomplete

run this to reinstall, ipmi0 should be back: ./disneyinstall.sh install

Let me know.....

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okelet
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Re: Problems with IPMI when updating DRAC

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Hi

/dev/ipmi0 exists:

# ls -al /dev/ipmi0

crw------- 1 root root 252, 0 May  2 17:56 /dev/ipmi0

And when running ./disneyinstall.sh install (after uncompressing RAC_FRMW_LX_R253040.BIN), it does not show anything (but return code is 1):

# ./disneyinstall.sh install

# echo $?

1

Thanks, but no luck...

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okelet
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Re: Problems with IPMI when updating DRAC

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Finally I got it, although i did not resolve the IPMI issue. I updated the RAC firmware using the command racadm. First, I got the firmware from ftp.dell.com/.../f_drac5v160_A00.exe, then extract, and updated the firmware using the command from a linux shell "racadm fwupdate -p -u -d /root/".

Thanks anyway.