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Oct
23
revised Configuring SuperMicro IPMI to use one of the LAN interfaces instead of the IPMI port?
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Oct
23
revised How to utilize IPMI on Windows?
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Oct
23
revised Configuring SuperMicro IPMI to use one of the LAN interfaces instead of the IPMI port?
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Oct
23
comment How does IPMI sideband share the ethernet port with the host?
Make sure your IPMI firmware is up to date! If there is a large enough disconnect between the IPMI firmware version and the IPMIView software version you'll get generic, cryptic "error connecting" when trying to initiate a KVM session! Updating to latest IPMI firmware (this can be done from the IPMIView utility main menu under File) fixed it. :p
Oct
23
comment How does IPMI sideband share the ethernet port with the host?
one thing I just saw -- if there is a large enough disconnect between the IPMI firmware version and the IPMIView software version you'll get generic, cryptic "error connecting" when trying to initiate a KVM session! Updating to latest IPMI firmware fixed it. :p
Oct
23
comment Using Supermicro IPMI behind a Proxy?
VPN is working great for us as a conduit to multiple IPMI machines. Just set up a modern (128mb, fast CPU like the Asus RT-N16) router with Tomato and OpenVPN and it works a treat. OpenVPN could be easier to set up, yeah, but once set up it works!
Oct
23
revised Is it possible to reset the password on a SuperMicro IPMI interface?
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Oct
22
comment Is it possible to reset the password on a SuperMicro IPMI interface?
this definitely works! We couldn't get subsequent commands to work because it reverts to DHCP, so we connected via DHCP and got the IP, then were able to reconfigure. I updated your answer to reflect turning DHCP off first.
Oct
18
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Sep
28
awarded  Cleanup
Sep
28
revised Does using a single cable to connect two switches create a bottleneck?
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Sep
25
comment Netgear smart switch: don't understand VLAN
your description helped me, at least -- and my configuration is even simpler, I just want two totally distinct networks with no crossover (so they will have only one VLAN membership per port, too)
Sep
25
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Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Sep
4
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
24
revised I've inherited a rat's nest of cabling. What now?
proper markdown numbering
Aug
24
revised I've inherited a rat's nest of cabling. What now?
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Aug
3
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Jul
31
comment Monitoring/controlling Intel Turbo Boost in Linux
one clarification, we did not find it necessary to disable all C-states (power saving modes) on the CPU to get Turbo Boost to work, as the linked post implies. However proper ACPI support in the BIOS and in the OS is absolutely critical.
Jul
31
comment Problem loading cpufreq module
we had trouble with Xen not allowing us to enable ACPI. When we switched away from the Xen kernel to plain Debian, it worked fine. So this ACPI issue can be specific to Xen or at least some versions of it.