7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 14, 2009 6:10 PM by MrHoffman
Kenneth Walrod Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
I had this feature on, and now it is offline. Does anyone know how to turn it on with out reloading server software?

Xserve, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • X_console Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
    Launch Server Monitor on the Xserve and click Server > Configure Local Machine
    Check to make sure you configuration is correct and matches the configuration you've set on the client monitoring it.
  • Kenneth Walrod Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Thanks for the advice! However I checked the network setting and put in the information it required, but I got this error message - Provisioning Failed - Failed to Provision the BMC (0xc0).
    Any idea what that means?
  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (13,020 points)
    The BMC is the baseboard management console; it's a component of the LOM console interface into the extensible firmware interface (EFI) and low-level hardware environment.

    No experience with this particular error, but it likely it means you'll need to power-cycle the box (and leave it unplugged for fifteen or thirty seconds), then (if the box and the LOM comes back) check that the LOM firmware is current, (or if not) then see about swapping the associated (failed) hardware.

    You can try using the console-level ipmitool to chat directly with the LOM, but this looks rather like a sick LOM or a sick Xserve box. That the Server Monitor configuration path for the local machine LOM has failed isn't good.
  • Kenneth Walrod Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Thank you MrHoffman,
    I will try to power down the server, however I will have too wait until end of day for that. I have users that need to access the server during the day. I will keep intouch with the results.
    Ken
  • dav12evg Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Hi !

    I am beginig with Mac OS X Server
    I have two questions...

    I use ARD (Apple Remote Desktop) in my classroom and i know that ARD can "Power On " all computers, but this function is only for Servers or is possible to Turn it on the computers.

    When i try to do, the ARD says "Remote Desktop can only power on computer that support Lights Out Management."

    Ok the second questions is, what is exactly Lights Out Management, is a software or hardware, is supported for all Apple computers or only X Server?

    I have tried to look for any answer in google but the info is no clear, all links refers to X Server but i don't understand anything!
  • Mabel O'Farrell Level 3 Level 3 (975 points)
    The 'Power On' function of ARD will only currently work with LOM-enabled XServes. You will not be able to power-on, from a shutdown state, any Intel-based desktop or PowerPC-based Mac.
  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (13,020 points)
    I am beginig with Mac OS X Server


    Welcome.

    I use ARD (Apple Remote Desktop) in my classroom and i know that ARD can "Power On " all computers, but this function is only for Servers or is possible to Turn it on the computers.


    I'll presume the goal here is a full hardware remote power-down, or a full remote power-up?

    When i try to do, the ARD says "Remote Desktop can only power on computer that support Lights Out Management."


    While you can shut down boxes remotely, what I expect you're considering here is known by various names including Wake on LAN (WoL). [Here|http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=9387085] is a discussion of WoL. WoL works fine; toss a Magic Packet at the box, and off the box should boot from sleep (rather than power-off).

    Ok the second questions is, what is exactly Lights Out Management, is a software or hardware, is supported for all Apple computers or only X Server?


    [TA24506|http://support.apple.com/kb/TA24506] describes the Lights Out Management (LOM), and the LOM hardware is a feature of Xserve servers.

    [HT2773|http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2773] describes the LOM configuration process.

    LOM is low-level hardware, firmware, and software. The LOM hardware is available as a feature of Xserve servers, and is presently not available in other Mac systems.

    I have tried to look for any answer in google but the info is no clear, all links refers to X Server but i don't understand anything!


    Understanding is a three-edged sword; wait, whoops, sorry, wrong quote... Mac OS X Server has a substantial [documentation set|http://www.apple.com/server/macosx/resources/documentation.html], and the various hardware systems have documentation for the devices. (It's a whole lot of reading, yes, and as we've all discovered. Useful, too.)

    ps: Please consider new thread(s) for your questions.