Palmetto is the power server that Tyan built.
In my work at Rackspace, I often build custom openBMC builds for the sake of testing stability / new features. We have couple of Palmetto servers that we very occasionally play with.
Here’s how you can build your own openBMC binary for Palmetto.
If you are building on Ubuntu you need to install following packages before you build openBMC:
sudo apt-get install -y git build-essential libsdl1.2-dev texinfo gawk chrpath diffstat
If you are building on Fedora 23 you need to install the following packages before you build openBMC
sudo dnf install -y git patch diffstat texinfo chrpath SDL-devel bitbake sudo dnf groupinstall "C Development Tools and Libraries"
First, clone the openBMC repository from github. If you are cloning form master this is how you’d do it:
git clone https://github.com/openbmc/openbmc
Then run the following commands for Palmetto:
cd openbmc TEMPLATECONF=meta-openbmc-machines/meta-openpower/meta-ibm/meta-palmetto/conf . oe-init-build-env bitbake obmc-phosphor-image
If you run it a laptop with decent power, it takes about 2-3 hours.
If you wanna rebuild your binary, then you will have to first clear your config before you run above 3 commands again.
This is the command to clear the config:
rm -rf build/conf
Comment here for any issues you run into, while building the binary or if you want a link to a latest binary.