[Beowulf] non-proprietary IPMI card?
bill at cse.ucdavis.edu
Tue Nov 28 18:00:03 PST 2006
I've heard of folks successfully getting the tyan card to work:
At least the power up/down and reset functionality. I've googled
prices in the $85-$100 range. Not cheap, but not bad for what looks
like a relatively low volume product.
I suspect it wouldn't be to hard to get some of the additional monitoring
working, but you would likely have to make a custom cable to monitor/connect
what you want. Hrm, I guess it's possible that they just got it working
with a tyan rebranded units (like a sunfire). I'm not at all clear how it
takes over a network port.
Anyone else using these cards?
Does anyone know if IPMI can "share" a GigE port? Or does it usually
require a dedicated port on the host?
In any case the card looks like it has a nice featureset and can be mounted
on a motherboard, in a drive bay, or in a pci slot.
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