[CentOS] how do I manage a Dell PE 860 server via IPMI?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 05:06:14 UTC 2008

Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> Hi all
> I'm trying to get to grips with this one, but just can't figure it out. 
> I recently acquired some 2nd hand Dell Poweredge 860 servers, and 
> noticed that they have built in remote management interfaces. So, I have 
> setup one, and assigned an IP address to it, but have no idea on how to 
> access it remotely. Google'ing for an answer didn't bring me more than 
> general product information about various different IPMI stuff.
> So, how do I actually access these servers remotely? If possible, I'd 
> like todo it via another CentOS server at the DC using SSH.

Dell's usually come with their openmange suite, so you might google for 
that.  I think a java-enabled browser should connect and get an applet 
that looks more or less like vnc for console access.  But you only need 
it when installing remotely or if something is wrong so you can't ssh to 
the main interface.

Dell usually has all their documentation and updates online. If this 
doesn't help you can probably find the full manual.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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