After installing the Hardware Management Agent on SUSE Linux Enterprise, you may encounter the following:
Starting Sun HW agent services: . . . . . . . . failed
In addition, there may be line in the Hardware Management Agent log file similar to the following:
(hwagentd_poller.c:334:hwagent_bmc_response_test):Unable to reach the KCS interface over ipmitool-hwagentd.
This problem is most likely occurring because the IPMI device drivers have not been installed. Hardware Management Agent uses the IPMI drivers to access the KCS interface.