Create a Bootable Windows PE DTK ISO Image

advertisement

Power Restore Policy on PowerEdge™

11

th

Generation Servers using ipmitool in Windows® PE 3.0

A Dell Technical White Paper

BDC OMDEV Deployment

Vibha Garg

Power Restore Policy on PowerEdge 11th Generation Servers using ipmitool in Windows PE 3.0

THIS WHITE PAPER IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, AND MAY CONTAIN TYPOGRAPHICAL

ERRORS AND TECHNICAL INACCURACIES. THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED AS IS, WITHOUT EXPRESS OR

IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND.

© 2010 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of this material in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. For more information, contact Dell.

Dell, the DELL logo, PowerEdge, and OpenManage are trademarks of Dell Inc

.

Microsoft, and Windows are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. PKUNZIP is a registered trademark of PKWARE, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Page ii

Power Restore Policy on PowerEdge 11th Generation Servers using ipmitool in Windows PE 3.0

Contents

Overview .................................................................................................................... 2

Software to Create DTK ISO Image ..................................................................................... 2

Obtain the Dell Deployment Toolkit ................................................................................ 2

Obtain the ipmitool .................................................................................................... 2

Copy Files to ipmitool Directory ..................................................................................... 2

Create a Bootable Windows PE DTK ISO Image ....................................................................... 3

Running ipmitool from Server Booted to DTK ISO ................................................................... 4

Using ipmitool to Control Power Restore Policies Example ........................................................ 4

Additional Server Management Command Examples ................................................................ 5

Resources for Building ipmitool Preinstallation Environments ................................................. 6

Page 1

Power Restore Policy on PowerEdge 11th Generation Servers using ipmitool in Windows PE 3.0

Overview

This white paper describes how to use the Dell OpenManage™ Deployment Toolkit (DTK) and an

Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) utility to configure the Power Restore Policy on

PowerEdge 11th generation servers.

Because the DTK provides an OS Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) and command line tools, administrators can use DTK scripts to change hardware settings on multiple servers, prior to deploying complete operating systems.

After describing the required software and procedure necessary to build the DTK ISO image, several examples illustrate using the ipmitool commands to change and display Power Restore Policy settings, plus manage local and remote servers.

Software to Create DTK ISO Image

To create the DTK ISO image with the WinPE and ipmitool, you need these software components:

Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK), http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=94BB6E34-D890-4932-81A5-

5B50C657DE08&displaylang=en

Latest Dell Deployment Toolkit, support.dell.com

 ipmitool.exe

, support.dell.com

Obtain the Dell Deployment Toolkit

Download the DTK as a self-extractable file for Windows from support.dell.com

.

The current version is

DTK3.3-WINPE-218.exe

at publication time. Check for the availability of later releases. You can also obtain the toolkit from an FTP server, available at ftp.dell.com/sysman/DTK3.3-WINPE-218.exe

.

The Dell Support website supplies DTK components as a self-extracting zip file that can be placed on any machine running a Microsoft Windows operating system. It can also be extracted at the Windows

Command Prompt ( cmd.exe

) using the PKUNZIP.EXE™ utility (not supplied with the DTK).

Obtain the ipmitool

1.

Download the Dell Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) Utility

WIN-xxx-xx-xxx.exe

software from support.dell.com

.

OMI-BMC-Dell-Web-

2.

Extract this file to the

C:\openmanage

default directory.

3.

Extract the BMC Utilities from the

BMC.msi

installer in the

C:\openmanage\windows\BMC directory to the default

C:\Program Files\Dell\SysMgt\bmc directory.

Copy Files to ipmitool Directory

Copy the cygcrypto-0.9.8.dll

, cygwin1.dll

, dcwipm32.dll

and ipmitool.exe

files from the

BMC source directory (Figure 1) to the destination

C:\Dell\ipmitool

directory.

Page 2

Power Restore Policy on PowerEdge 11th Generation Servers using ipmitool in Windows PE 3.0

Figure 1: BMC Source Directory

Create a Bootable Windows PE DTK ISO Image

To create a Windows Preinstallation Environment image with the Dell Deployment Toolkit

WPE_driverinst.bat

script, use these steps:

1.

Install the Windows AIK to its default installation directory. DTK requires this installation.

2.

Extract the DTK to the

C:\Dell

default directory.

3.

At the windows command line prompt, change to the

C:\Dell\Drivers\winpe3.x

directory. The

WPE_driverinst.bat

script can be found here.

4.

Change the script with a text editor by adding this command before section eleven.

xcopy %DTKPATH%\..\..\ipmitool\*.*

%WINPEPATH%\mount\Dell\Toolkit\tools\ipmitool /S /E /I /Y

5.

Save the script and run it with two arguments (required) at the prompt:

WPE_driverinst.bat <WINPEPATH> <DTK PATH> where <WINPEPATH> is a nonexistent directory created to store the PE and <DTK PATH> is the directory containing Dell DTK drivers

Example:

WPE_driverinst.bat C:\winpe3.0-image C:\Dell\x32\Drivers

Note: The script adds a new destination

C:\winpe3.0-image

folder. If the script was run previously, delete this folder.

Note: The script creates a WMI image boot.wim

(containing DTK drivers) in the

C:\ winpe3.0-image \ISO\sources

subdirectory. The command prompt changes to the

C:\winpe3.0-image

directory

.

Page 3

Power Restore Policy on PowerEdge 11th Generation Servers using ipmitool in Windows PE 3.0

6.

At the Windows command line prompt, run this command to make a CD-bootable ISO image labeled dtk-ipmitool.iso

:

oscdimg -n -bc:\winpe3.0-image\etfsboot.com c:\winpe3.0-image\ISO c:\winpe3.0-image\dtk-ipmitool.iso

Running ipmitool from Server Booted to DTK ISO

1.

Boot the server using the dtk-ipmitool.iso

file.

After the server boots, the command prompt displays

X:\Dell\Toolkit\Tools

directory.

2.

Change the command prompt to the ipmitool

subdirectory (

> cd ipmitool

).

3.

Run the ipmitool.exe

program from the command prompt. See Figure 2 and Figure 3 for examples of server management activities.

Note: The ipmitool changes and displays server hardware settings for local and remote servers with known Dell Remote Assist Card (DRAC) IP addresses.

Using ipmitool to Control Power Restore Policies Example

These ipmitool commands change the server Power Restore Policy:

 ipmitool -I wmi chassis policy always-on

, setting the power restore policy to always-on.

Equivalent to using the syscfg –acpower=on

command.

 ipmitool -I wmi raw 0x0 0x6 0x0

, setting the power restore policy to always-off.

Equivalent to using the syscfg –acpower=off

command. ipmitool -I wmi raw 0x0 0x6 0x1

, setting the power restore policy to previous.

Equivalent to using the syscfg –acpower=last

command. ipmitool -I wmi raw 0x0 0x6 0x2

, setting the power restore policy to always on.

Equivalent to using the syscfg –acpower=on

command.

These ipmitool commands display the server Power Restore Policy:

 ipmitool -I wmi chassis status

 ipmitool -I wmi raw 0x0 0x1

Power restore policy is determined by the middle 2 binary digits of the first response byte.

For example:

01 00 00 50

-

0x0=0000

implies always off

21 00 00 50

-

0x2=0010

implies previous

41 00 00 50

-

0x4=0100

implies always-on

Page 4

Power Restore Policy on PowerEdge 11th Generation Servers using ipmitool in Windows PE 3.0

Note: For more example commands, refer to the IPMI specification, section 28 and Table G-1, available at http://www.intel.com/design/servers/ipmi/spec.htm

.

Figure 2 illustrates an example of ipmitool commands used to change and display server hardware

Power Restore Policies.

Figure 2: Changes and Display Server Power Restore Policy Settings

Additional Server Management Command Examples

Use with local servers:

 ipmitool -I wmi chassis policy always-on

 ipmitool -I wmi delloem sysinfo ipmitool -I wmi delloem vflash

 ipmitool -I wmi delloem mac

Use with remote servers:

 ipmitool -I la n -H 10.94.149.237 -U root -P calvin chassis policy alwayson ipmitool -I lan -H 10.94.149.237 -U root -P calvin delloem sysinfo ipmitool -I lan -H 10.94.149.237 -U root -P calvin delloem vflash ipmitool -I lan -H 10.94.149.237 -U root -P calvin delloem mac

Note: For a complete command list supported by the ipmitool Dell version, refer to

Dell OpenManage™

Baseboard Management Controller Utilities User’s Guide

, available at support.dell.com

.

Figure 3 illustrates the Dell specific command to display the MAC addresses of local and remote server

Network Interface Cards (NIC).

Page 5

Power Restore Policy on PowerEdge 11th Generation Servers using ipmitool in Windows PE 3.0

Figure 3: Using ipmitool to Display MAC Addresses for Server NICs

Resources for Building ipmitool Preinstallation Environments

Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK), Microsoft.com

Dell OpenManage™ Deployment Toolkit (DTK), support.dell.com

The

Dell Baseboard Management Controller User's Guide

provides information about configuring a managed system to use the BMC Management Utility to manage your system, support.dell.com

Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Specifications, http://www.intel.com/design/servers/ipmi/spec.htm

Dell BMC Utility

OMI-BMC-Dell-Web-WIN-xxx-xx-xxx.exe

software, support.dell.com

Page 6

Download