Configuring the LOM or IPMI port
Your appliance comes with an on-board LOM or IPMI port that provides you a dedicated management channel for device maintenance. It allows you to monitor, start, stop, and manage your appliance remotely regardless of whether the appliance is powered on.
A GigaStor system.
An ObserverONE appliance.
Keyboard, monitor, and mouse or KVM attached to the GigaStor.
Keyboard, monitor, and mouse or KVM attached to the ObserverONE appliance.
The static station IP, subnet, and gateway/router addresses are available and known to you.
If you want to use Lights Out Management features, you must first configure the IP address for the IPMI port from the BIOS. Then, you should change the administrator password to something different than the default.
1. Connect an Ethernet cable from your router or switch to the IPMI or LOM port.
2. When starting your appliance, press Delete during POST to enter the BIOS setup.
3. In the BIOS, choose IPMI > BMC network configuration.
Figure 89: BIOS IPMI tab
4. Set Update IPMI LAN configuration to Yes.
5. Set Configuration Address source to Static.
6. "Configure the Station IP address, Subnet mask, and Router address.
"These values must be valid and usable on your network!
Figure 90: BIOS IPMI: IP Address configured
Screen APTIO -MBX- BIOS LOM setupScreen APTIO -MBX- BIOS LOM setup
7. Press F4 to save your changes and to exit the BIOS setup.
The system automatically shuts down and restarts.
The IPMI port is now accessible from the IP address you chose.
Now you can log on to the IPMI web interface and change the default password.
8. To change the default password, open a web browser to http://<IpAddressOfIPMIport>, and log on with the user name ADMIN in caps and <password>.
IpAddressOfIPMIport is the station IP address you configured in step 6. The password is located on a sticker that is affixed to the body of the applicance. The sticker looks very similar to this one.
9. Choose Configuration > Users, and select the second user account (ADMIN account).
10. Click Modify User, and change the password.
11. Set up alerts.
There is no audible alarm if there is an issue with a power supply unit. Other alerting options are available. Each must be configured separately using details from your environment.
To receive email alerts, change the settings at Configuration > SMTP.
To receive SNMP traps, change the settings at Configuration > SNMP.
To receive Syslog messages, change the settings at Configuration > Syslog.
You configured the IPMI port and changed the default password. You may have also configured your system to send alerts when certain situations arise.