Hi, I have a DH55TC/i3-530 running as a headless server with a Slackware-based OS.
I also have a DH55HC/i5-650 running as a desktop machine with ubuntu (natty).
Now, if I understand correctly, both of these boards incorporate IMEI facilities and that should allow such things as remote BIOS configuration and console interface redirection. If I could get this working, it would save me having to find a keyboard and monitor everytime I wish to perform some maintenance on the headless machine. I also gather that there is a browser-based user interface to the IMEI functionality, which ought to be OS independant.
I am confused by various references to Windows drivers for individual parts of the IMEI suite. If IMEI is supposed to work on an un-booted machine, where do the OS-dependant drivers come into the picture? Are they needed on the 'controlling machine? Do they offer additional functionality over the browser-based interface? I have also come across a free program (rview) which claims to interface to IMEI - could I run this under wine?
I have managed to turn IMEI on in the server machine, and can hit ^p to enter some configuration screens. Some of these screens tell me to configure the network interface, but I can't find any screens with network settings.
Certainly, if I point my browser at the server with the prescribed port number I don't get a connection. This is as far as I've got, with no obvious route forwards.
Can anyone help to fill in the enormous gaps in my knowledge on this topic and explain what I need to do to get it working for me