i use ipmitool to check health of the poweredge servers from nagios.
in essence i execute:
ipmitool -L USER -H $1 -U $2 -P $3 sel elist last 10
and alert if the exist code is non-zero, then i execute
ipmitool -L USER -H $1 -U $2 -P $3 sdr > stateFile
and again – i alert on non-zero exit code, i also grep the file in search of lines not containing ok/ns.
this was working fine for DRAC 5 in 1950/2950 servers and iDRAC 7 in r620 servers – until 1.51.51 firmware; but it stopped working with the arrival of 1.56.55 fw and started to give me:
Get Session Challenge command failed Error: Unable to establish LAN session Get Device ID command failed Unable to open SDR for reading
after some mailing with dell’s support i learned that i should have been adding -I lanplus to all my ipmitool calls ‘since forever’, and indeed – that solved the problem.
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indeed! this post help me a lot and save my time
this just helped me greatly. Thanks!
Thanks for posting this!
I upgraded my Dell R620’s firmware yesterday, and wasn’t able to monitor their temperature over impi anymore. Thanks to your post my monitoring is back online :-)
Just to add something useful for others – for the temperature i run:
ipmitool -L USER -H $1 -U $2 -P $3 sdr type “Temp”
then parse the output.
nice to know that it saved you some time. that’s the point of my infrequent scribbling :-]
It’s very helpful for me!