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Re: [PATCH] Power control

Andras HORVATH andras.horvath@cern.ch
Tue, 2 Nov 2010 16:39:47 GMT

> Direct IPMI / iLO support in conserver would be a huge plus. About half
> of my consoles now are iLO VSPs glued together with expect scripts.

I'm using IPMI with conserver via a wrapper script that hides the
passwords (because users can apparently dump conserver.cf :) and
incorporates a few Black Magic Workaround Tricks (tm) to get the IPMI
connection working.

Here's a patch vs. 8.1.17, including the 'conserver-exec' script and its
config file, plus some packaging changes to better fit the
RedHat+kerberos5  environment over here. (The same script can also run
telnet or, with a little modification, anything else, but we don't have
iLO so no support for that at the moment.)


Since we're also using IPMI for remote power control of nodes it would
be cool to see that integrated into conserver. (But we also have some
remote-controlled power bars, and other things, so a generic executable
hook would be best.)


ps. I'm actually writing up what we're doing and how and, if you guys
are interested, I can post the link once done.

Systems engineer, CERN CF FPP
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