BMC on Dell r815 stops functioning when OI boots
The BMC on any Dell r815 system ceases to respond over IP and drops all extant connections when OI boots on said system - either a cold boot or warm boot.
It functions in the BIOS, but as soon as we leave GRUB and go into OI, it abruptly tanks.
Bug is true on oi_148 and oi_151a.
Does not occur in any other OS tested (Windows and Linux of various flavors.)
Updated by Kris Henriksson about 8 years ago
I've found that the same issue affects the iDRAC on a Dell T610 server. The iDRAC integrated management controller is inaccessible after boot. The same solution (using bnx from SmartOS) also resolves my issue, so it is probably the same bug.
Updated by Rich Ercolani about 8 years ago
AFAICS there's not been any changes other than a rename to the blob since it was committed.
But it is a blob - AFAIK the bnx driver is closed, so I don't know how the redistribution of that works here...
Updated by Sašo Kiselkov about 8 years ago
Works for me:
# uname -a SunOS ott-encoder5 5.11 oi_151a4 i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris # prtdiag -v | grep System System Configuration: Dell Inc. PowerEdge R410 # modinfo | grep bnx 174 fffffffff80d2000 636c8 197 1 bnx (Broadcom NXII GbE 7.4.1) $ ping 172.17.227.214 # This is the on-board iDRAC6 BMC PING 172.17.227.214 (172.17.227.214) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 172.17.227.214: icmp_req=1 ttl=58 time=9.31 ms 64 bytes from 172.17.227.214: icmp_req=2 ttl=58 time=9.13 ms ^C --- 172.17.227.214 ping statistics --- 2 packets transmitted, 2 received, 0% packet loss, time 1001ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 9.135/9.223/9.312/0.130 ms
I recommend closing this issue. All one needs to do is upgrade to the latest driver from Broadcom.