Sorry, I don't know where they came from. I gave the part number to purchasing and a month later they showed up. I was carefull to get the Refresh 1 version as I heard conflicting reports about the non-Refresh 1 parts. This is what I sent to purchasing: The part is the Remote Management Adapter Slimline [Refresh 1] (RSA II), IBM part 39Y9566 Note that there is another part with a similar name - Remote Management Adapter Slimline, part 73P9324, RSA II but it is not clear if it is really the same. There are indications that it is not compatible. The REFRESH 1 version is what is needed. I did run into another issue, in that I had six servers to install, but could only get four completed. On two of the cards, the default username / password did not work, so I could not login to update the firmware. Apparently you can factory reset it from BIOS Setup, but since the card with the wrong firmware hangs before I can get into that screen, I couldn't do that either. I will see if I can RMA those two units and get two more. Maybe I will get lucky with the next two.
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I was able to get this to work on my MCS 7825-I4 servers. In my case, they are the equivalent of the IBM 3250 M2, machine ID 4194. The machine ID is on a label on the underside of the MCS Chassis. I used the RSA II Slimline Revision 1 cards. When I inserted them into the server, it hung at the BIOS startup screen. It turns out the cards I had were refurbished, and needed to be re-initialized. First, I had to get the IP address of the card. The default 192.168.70.125 did not respond. I connected my laptop directly to the management port and used Wireshark to watch the traffic. I saw the server broadcasting a different address, so I changed my address to the same subnet. I was then able to get into the GUI using the standard USERID / PASSW0RD login. Next step was to upgrade the firmware. I downloaded the RSA II (DOS) firmware - latest seems to be from March 2009. You need the DOS version, not Windows or Linux. The download will include a ZIP file. You need to extract the ZIP file. If you try to upload the ZIP file to the server it will load, but then give "permission denied". What you need to upload and install are the two individual firmware files - PAETBRUS.PKT and then PAETMNUS.PKT (in that order). The trick is that you need to select the "Advanced Option" and tell it to "Change Server Platform and Flash" or else it will fail. Restart the adapter, then remove the power from the server and plug it back in. Once you do that the card should see stats from the system, and be able to power the box on/off. So far, it seems that in order to do a "graceful" OS shutdown you would need LINUX support, which the generic version does not provide. Hope that helps. How did it work for you on v8 ?
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