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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
 
 

Configure a Dedicated Network Management Connection to Oracle ILOM

Before You Begin:

  • Review Management Services and Network Default Properties.

  • The Management Port property in Oracle ILOM is, by default, set to route all management traffic through the physical network management port (NET MGT) on the managed device.


    Note - The dedicated network management connection is designed to be implemented independent of a sideband network management connection. However, either of these network management connections (dedicated or sideband) can coexist with the standard local serial management connection and (or) the internal high-speed interconnect management connection.
  • To maintain the most reliable and secure environment for Oracle ILOM, the dedicated network management port on the server must always be connected to an internal trusted network or dedicated secure management/private network.

  • The Management Port property for Oracle ILOM is configurable from the Oracle ILOM CLI and web interface. It is also configurable for x86 servers, from the BIOS Utility.

    If you modify the Management Port property from Oracle ILOM, you must log in using either the default root account or a user account with Admin (a) role privileges. For log in instructions, see Log In to the Oracle ILOM SP or CMM.

To verify or configure a dedicated network management connection to Oracle ILOM, follow these steps:

  1. On the physical server or CMM verify that a LAN connection was established to the physical management port (NET MGT).

    If a physical LAN connection to the NET MGT port is not established, attach an Ethernet cable between the network switch and the physical NET MGT port on the device. For further instructions, see the cabling section in the installation guide for the Oracle server or CMM.


    Note - When an active LAN connection is attached to the NET MGT port on the managed server or CMM chassis, Oracle ILOM automatically detects an IP address for the SP or CMM from the IP routing device on your network. For guidelines for determining the IP address assigned to the Oracle ILOM SP or CMM, see Usage Guidelines for IP Network Management Address.
  2. Set the communication speed for the network switch port to auto-negotiate.

    Note -  If the network switch port speed is not set to auto-negotiate, you could experience a network communication error when connecting to Oracle ILOM.
  3. To verify that the default Management Port property is set for the Oracle ILOM SP or CMM, perform the following steps using the applicable user interface.
    User Interface
    Step
    Task: Verify or reset default management port property for SP or CMM
    Oracle ILOM CLI
    1:
    Log in to the Oracle ILOM CLI and use the show command to view the network properties for the managed device, for example, type either:
    • show /SP/network

    • show /CMM/network

    For login instructions, see Log In to the Oracle ILOM SP or CMM.
    2:
    Verify that the /network output displays the default Management Port property for the SP or CMM, for example:
    • SP output: managementport=MGMT

    • CMM output: switchconf=port0

    3:
    If necessary, reset the default Management Port property for the SP or CMM.
    For SP, type:
    set /SP/network pendingmanagementport=MGMT commitpending=true
    For CMM, type:
    set /CMM/network pendingswitchconf=port0 commitpending=true
    Oracle ILOM web interface
    1:
    Log in to the Oracle ILOM web interface and click ILOM Administration > Connectivity.
    For login instructions, see Log In to the Oracle ILOM SP or CMM.
    2:
    In the Network Settings page, verify that the Management Port list box for the SP is set to MGMT or the CMM Management Network Switch list box is set to Port 0.
    If necessary, reset the default Management Port property by selecting MGMT for SP or Port0 for CMM, then click Save.
    BIOS Setup Utility (only available for x86 servers)
    1:
    Access the BIOS Setup Utility on the managed x86 server, then in the BIOS Setup Utility dialog, click Advanced > IPMI 2.0 Configuration > Set LAN Configuration.
    2:
    In the LAN Configuration menu, verify that the default Management Port property is set to MGMT.
    If necessary, reset the default Management Port property to MGMT, and then commit the change.

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