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Oracle® ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance Firmware Release 3.2.x

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Updated: April 2018
 
 

Manually Configure the Local Interconnect


Note - Alternatively, you can use the Oracle Hardware Management Pack 2.1.0 software or later to auto-configure the Local Interconnect connection points on a managed server. For local interconnect auto-configuration instructions, see the Oracle Hardware Management Pack User's Guide.

Before You Begin:

  • This manual procedure for configuring a local interconnect between the SP and host OS should be performed only by advanced users.

  • This manual procedure provides guidelines for configuring the host OS internal connection point and detailed steps for optionally configuring the Oracle ILOM SP internal connection point.

  • An established network or local serial management connection is required to the Oracle ILOM SP prior to modifying the default SP Local Host Interconnect properties in Oracle ILOM.


    Note - The Local Host Interconnect property in Oracle ILOM is not available for a CMM. However, you can use the Oracle ILOM CMM CLI or web interface to navigate to and configure the SP Local Host Interconnect properties for any blade server installed in the chassis.
  • The preconfigured Oracle ILOM root account or a customer-configured user account with Admin (a) role privileges is required to modify the SP Local Host Interconnect properties in Oracle ILOM.

  • Prior to performing this procedure, verify that an interconnect management connection between the SP and host OS was not automatically configured by Oracle ILOM. In the case an interconnect management connection was auto-configured by Oracle ILOM, disabling the host managed property (hostmanaged=false) using the procedure below will cause the local host applications running on the auto-configured interconnect management connection to fail.

Follow these steps to manually configure the internal Ethernet USB connection points between the host OS and the Oracle ILOM SP:

  1. To manually configure the internal Ethernet USB connection parameters for the host operating system, do the following:
    1. Ensure that the OS specific Ethernet device driver was installed by the OS software distribution on the managed server.

      If an OS specific Ethernet device driver was not provided during the operating system installation, you can obtain the device driver for the internal Ethernet-over-USB interface from the Oracle Hardware Management Pack 2.1.0 or later software distribution. For more information about how to extract this file from the Oracle Hardware Management Pack software distribution, refer to the Oracle Hardware Management Pack User's Guide.

    2. Confirm that the host operating system on the managed server recognizes the internal Ethernet-over-USB interface, and then manually assign network parameters to the host OS connection point.

      For guidelines, see Host OS Interconnect Guidelines for Manual Configuration.

  2. To manually modify the Local Host Interconnect properties for the Oracle ILOM SP, follow these steps:
    1. Review Oracle ILOM SP Interconnect Properties.
    2. Log in to Oracle ILOM using a web browser or a CLI shell.

      For log in instructions see, Logging In to Oracle ILOM Server SP or CMM.

    3. To modify the SP Local Host Interconnect properties in Oracle ILOM, perform the following steps for the applicable Oracle ILOM interface.
      Oracle ILOM Interface
      Steps:
      Web
      1. In the Oracle ILOM SP web interface, click ILOM Administration > Connectivity > Network, and then click the Local Host Interconnect link at the top of the page.

      2. In the Local Host Interconnect section of the Network page, do one of the following:

        • Click the Configure link

          -or-

        • Select a host from the table and click Edit.

      3. In the Local Host Interconnect Parameters dialog, clear the check box for Host Managed, enable the check box for State, specify the allowed communication services, and only if necessary, modify the local non-routable IPv4 address or netmask addresses provided for the SP, then click Save.

        For further configuration details, see the Oracle ILOM SP Interconnect Properties.

        Note. You do not need to modify the preconfigured IP address or netmask address assigned to the Oracle ILOM SP, unless a conflict with these parameters exists in your network.

      CLI
      1. Navigate to the /network/interconnect working directory on the managed server.

        For example:

        From a single server SP CLI, type: cd /SP/network/interconnect

        From a CMM CLI, type: cd /Servers/Blades/BLn/network/interconnect

        From a multi-domain server SP CLI, type:cd /Servers/PDomains/PDomain_n/SP/network/interconnect

      2. To disable the hostmanaged property and to enable the Local Host Interconnect state, type :

        set hostmanaged=false

        set state=enabled

        Note. You do not need to modify the preconfigured non-routable IP address and netmask address assigned to the Oracle ILOM SP, unless a conflict with these parameters exists in your network.

      3. Set the allowed_services communication property. For further configuration details, see Oracle ILOM SP Interconnect Properties

      4. To modify the local non-routable IPv4 address or netmask address provided for the SP, type:

        set pendingipaddress=specify_new_address set pendingipnetmask=specify_new_address set commitpending=true

  3. To test the local interconnect management connection between the host OS and the Oracle ILOM SP, perform any of the following:
    • On the managed server host operating system, using a web browser or a CLI shell, log in to the Oracle ILOM SP by entering the non-routable IP address that is assigned to the SP USB Ethernet connection point.

      Expected results for:

      Web browser connection – The Oracle ILOM Login page appears.

      CLI shell connection – An authorization prompt for Oracle ILOM appears.

    • Ping the local interconnect SP address from the host OS.

      For instructions, see Test IPv4 and IPv6 Connectivity.

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