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TIM MUNN
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IPMI Setup But Can't Get Out of Standby

I thought I had IPMI setup successfully and certainly appeared to have. My cluster is running vSphere 5.1 and had two hosts in standby mode under DPM. An VMware Update Manager scan today tried to wake up the two hosts and both failed. I KVMed into one of the UCS blades and started it, thinking vCenter would detect the blade was now on and out of Standby; no such luck. I was able to move the host/blade into and out of maintenance mode but I am really wondering what could have gone wrong. In order to setup DPM you have to have been able to put the blade into and out of Standby mode so this did work but I'm quite baffled by what has gone wrong now.

Any ideas or clues will be appreciated,

Tim

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Robert Burns
Cisco Employee

Tim,

Have you setup IPMI within your UCS profiles correctly?

Are you saying the host was successfully put "into" Standby mode with DPM?

There's a similar thread here:

https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/3750103#3750103

https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-8582

Regards,

Robert

Robert -

The first thread was me - getting IPMI setup and it was. Passed the DPM setup test in vCenter at least.It appears to have lost that ability and now fails with

Enter standby mode

vmhost7.rx.umaryland.edu

Cannot

perform

power

operation on

host.

System

vCenter.rx.umaryland.edu

10/19/2012 9:08:07 AM

10/19/2012 9:08:07 AM

10/19/2012 9:14:09 AM

I haven't made any changes to the service profile and now I can't put the box into Standby mode. Quite puzzled by why this has reverted to not working properly.

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