For Oracle servers supporting an internal Ethernet-over-USB interface, you can optionally establish a LAN management connection to Oracle ILOM from a host operating system (OS) client without the use of the network management (NET MGT) port on the server.
The LAN management connection is established through a link between the two ports on the installed Ethernet-over-USB interface: one connection point for the service processor and the other connection point for the host operating system (OS).
Some of the advantages you gain when implementing this type of management connection, are as follows:
Preconfigured non-routable IP addresses for easy deployment
The local interconnect configuration arrives ready for automatic configuration using the preconfigured internal non-routable IP addresses for each internal connection point (ILOM SP and host OS).
Oracle ILOM presents the Ethernet-over-USB interface that is installed on a managed server as a traditional “Ethernet” interface.
A secure authenticated local connection to Oracle ILOM
Connecting to Oracle ILOM over the local interconnect requires user authentication just as if the connection were being established to Oracle ILOM through a dedicated or sideband network management connection.
All operating system users with a valid user name and password are permitted access to Oracle ILOM.
A fast alternative for local management
Perform all Oracle ILOM management tasks over an internal high-speed dedicated management connection.
A local interconnect management connection provides a faster alternative for locally managing the server than using a traditional local serial console or a host Keyboard Controller Style (KCS) interface.
For further information about establishing a local interconnect connection to the Oracle ILOM SP, see these topics: