I have IPMI configured on a Ubuntu server.

Currently, the power status is on, but I cannot access this remote appliance.

ipmitool -Ilan -H IP -UADMIN -P'password' chassis power status
Chassis Power is on

Pinging the IP from another remote appliance I receive:

"Destination Host Unreachable."

I've used IPMI to cycle and reset the power:

ipmitool -Ilan -H IP -UADMIN -P'!#letmein' chassis power reset
ipmitool -Ilan -H IP -UADMIN -P'!#letmein' chassis power cycle

I'm using linux and the server that I'm trying to access is linux (ubuntu to be exact).

I've tried ipmi sol it says:

[SOL Sesson operational.  Use ~? for help]

It appears to be hanging though, and I can't type anything.

Finally it updated me with:

Error sending SOL data: FAIL
Error: No response to keepalive - Terminating session
Error: No response de-activating SOL payload

So it appears there is some issue with sending SOL data. I'm researching this further.

I changed the boot disk and it allowed me to select what distro I wan to load up. However, when I select one I loose SOL it goes back to hanging.

Anyway I can send arp from grub?

  • What's on the server's boot screen? – ewwhite Jun 8 '15 at 3:43
  • @ewwhite I cannot see the boot screen. I'm remote. Can I use IPMI to access the boot screen? – Kirs Kringle Jun 8 '15 at 3:51
  • I've fixed my question in hopes that I can have the negative mark removed. This is a serious question. – Kirs Kringle Jun 8 '15 at 4:06
  • @ewwhite I can access grub now, but when i select a distro is just hangs again. – Kirs Kringle Jun 8 '15 at 6:02
  • @KirsKringle - might check your connection for lost packets, check if there's anything helpful in the SEL: ipmitool sel elist last 10, get some additional information using the --debug switch. – 7y7 Jun 8 '15 at 9:26

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