000030306 - Using the IPMITOOL Script to check and identify SD cards in an RSA Security Analytics S4S Appliance

Document created by RSA Customer Support Employee on Jun 14, 2016Last modified by RSA Customer Support Employee on Apr 21, 2017
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Article Number000030306
Applies ToRSA Product Set: Security Analytics
RSA Product/Service Type: Decoder, Log Decoder, Concentrator, Broker, Event Stream Analysis (ESA), Malware Analysis, Archiver
RSA Version/Condition:  Series 4S Appliance
Platform: CentOS
Platform (Other): Dell PowerEdge R620, Internal Dual SD Module (IDSDM), SD Cards
O/S Version: EL6
IssueThe Intelligent Platform Management Interface Tool (IPMITool) is an open-standard utility for managing and configuring devices through the command line. 
The IPMITool detects the status of hardware on Security Analytics appliances including the SD card status on RSA Series 4S appliances that use two mirrored SD Cards for the Operating System (OS).  The ipmitool.py script also helps identify SD Card types installed in an appliance. 
Use the attached document and script to identify the status of SD Cards in an RSA Security Analytics Series 4S appliance and determine which SD Card model is present in the appliance. 
TasksDownload and review the instructions for installing and using the ipmitool, which are attached to this article, to check the status of SD Cards in an appliance and identify which model SD Cards are installed.