[CentOS] Fail to load kernel module ipmi_si on CentOS-6

Sat May 28 06:58:26 UTC 2016
Frank Yu <flyxiaoyu at gmail.com>

Hi Jonathan

Thanks for your help. Finally I enter into the machine lab and find the there is no IPMI supported on my host, and it support DCMI.
I install DCMI module and solve the problem 


> On May 25, 2016, at 10:05 PM, Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org> wrote:
> On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 07:34:05PM +0800, Frank Yu wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I am trying to load kernel module ipmi_si, while failed with error "No such
>> device", truth is I can find file in
>> ../kernel/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_si.ko. So why I  can't load it?
>> [...]
>> # modprobe ipmi_si
>> FATAL: Error inserting ipmi_si
>> (/lib/modules/2.6.32-573.el6.x86_64/kernel/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_si.ko):
>> No such device
>> [...]
>> ​What should I do if I want to setup IPMI on my centos host?
> The 'No such device' error is occurring because you are trying to load
> the module, and 'modprobe' is finding the kernel module, but when it
> loads, the kernel module is unable to discover the hardware, so it
> fails.  Look at the output of 'dmesg' to see if there's any output
> related to loading the module.  ipmi_si has several parameters you can
> specify which can increase debugging.
> It looks to me like your hardware doesn't have a BMC that supports
> IPMI.  Have you verified that the hardware you bought has one?  Can
> you get into the BIOS and set it up that way?
> -- 
> Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>
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