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SPARC T7-4 Server Installation Guide

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Updated: July 2017

Assign a Static IP Address to the NET MGT Port

If you plan to connect to the SP through its NET MGT port, the SP must have a valid IP address.

By default, the server is configured to obtain an IP address from DHCP services in your network. If the network your server is connected to does not support DHCP for IP addressing, perform this procedure.

Note -  To configure the server to support DHCP, refer to the Oracle ILOM documentation.
  1. Set the SPM to accept a static IP address.
    -> set /SP/network pendingipdiscovery=static 
    Set 'pendingipdiscovery' to 'static'
  2. Set the IP address for the SP.

    Oracle ILOM is shipped with IPv4 DHCP and IPv6 stateless default network settings.

    • To change the default IPv4 DHCP property and set property values for a static IPv4 address, type IPv4_address.
    • To change the default IPv6 DHCP property and set property values for a static IPv6 address, type IPv6_address.

      This setting configures the host to stop at the ok prompt instead of automatically booting the preinstalled OS.

    -> set /SP/network pendingipaddress=service-processor-IPaddr
    Set 'pendingipaddress' to ' service-processor-IPaddr'

    For more information about the administration tasks such as modifying default network connectivity settings, refer to the Oracle ILOM documentation.

  3. Set the IP address for the SP gateway.
    -> set /SP/network pendingipgateway=gateway-IPaddr
    Set 'pendingipgateway' to 'gateway-IPaddr'
  4. Set the netmask for the SP.
    -> set /SP/network pendingipnetmask= 
    Set 'pendingipnetmask' to ''

    This example uses to set the netmask. Your network environment subnet might require a different netmask. Use a netmask number most appropriate to your environment.

  5. Verify that the pending parameters are set correctly.
    -> show /SP/network
            commitpending = (Cannot show property)
            dhcp_clientid = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
            dhcp_server_ip = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
            ipaddress = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
            ipdiscovery = dhcp
            ipgateway = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
            ipnetmask =
            macaddress = xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
            managementport = MGMT
            outofbandmacaddress = xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
            pendingipaddress = service-processor-IPaddr
            pendingipdiscovery = static
            pendingipgateway = gateway-IPaddr
            pendingipnetmask =
            pendingmanagementport = MGMT
            sidebandmacaddress = xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
            state = enabled
  6. Set the changes to the SP network parameters.
    -> set /SP/network commitpending=true 
    Set 'commitpending' to 'true'

    Note -  You can type the show /SP/network command again to verify that the parameters have been updated.
  7. Set the static IP address when you configure the Oracle Solaris OS.

    See Configure the Preinstalled OS.

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