[Beowulf] Re: Any industry-standards that allow automated BIOS modifications and dumping? IPMI cannot do it, can it?

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 13:56:11 PDT 2009

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 3:31 PM, Greg Keller <Greg at keller.net> wrote:

> What server?  If you have Power Control via IPMI SoL is there (at least
> anything less than 3 years old.  Hopefully it's just ipmitool recompile as
> others suggested... all the prebuilt packages I've ever used had it.

I'm trying two servers here in my cluster:


On digging deeper with the helpdesk one of the things is that my R410
comes with a "DRAC Express". The "DRAC Enterprise" seems to have some
more features and some say that SOL is one of those. But I still am
not sure and will give it a shot.

> Dell provides for cmd line changing of almost all BIOS/RAID/Remote Access
> Card settings via their own tool, omconfig.  Proprietary, yes. Works, yes.
>  Avoid all the gui stuff during the installation with a couple install flags
> and the command line "omconfig", "omreport" are very scriptable.  Industry
> standard, if you're Dell :)  Googling for either will get you straight to
> the command line reference:
> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/svradmin/1.9/en/cli/cli_cc7c.htm#1093458

Thanks Greg! I'm gonna give that a shot.


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