I want to setup a cluster. On each machine Windows XP and Linux should be installed and the OS should be selectable by a boat loader (e.g. grub). All machines have IPMI cards. Is it possible when starting the machines over IPMI to also select the OS to boot? And how? Thanks!
This is possible if your IPMI card supports Serial over LAN. You have to make sure your BIOS is configured to redirect the serial port on the server to the IPMI device so the IPMI device can make the output available from over the network (this is called
I will use the first serial port as an example. If you want to use the second one you have to replace unit=0 by unit=1 and ttyS0 by ttyS1.
You need the following two lines in your
If you want to see the boot process of your Linux kernel, you need to edit the kernel line in the Grub configuration for example:
Please note: I have removed the
To be able to login from the serial console you have to start a tty on the serial port. You can do this by editing