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SPARC T8-1 Server Installation Guide

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Updated: June 2019

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. Connect to the Oracle ILOM on the SP using the SER MGT port.

    If you are not already connected through the SER MGT port, perform steps as needed in Connect Cables.

  2. Set the SP to accept a static IP address.
    ->set /SP/network pendingipdiscovery=static 
    Set 'pendingipdiscovery' to 'static' 
  3. Set the IP address for the SP.
    ->set /SP/network pendingipaddress=service-processor-IPaddr
    Set 'pendingipaddress' to 'service-processor-IPaddr' 

    To change the default IPv6 DHCP property and set property values for a static IPv6 address, refer to the section Modifying Default Connectivity Configuration Properties in the Oracle ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance.

  4. Set the IP address for the SP gateway.
    -> set /SP/network pendingipgateway=gateway-IPaddr
    Set 'pendingipgateway' to 'gateway-IPaddr' 
  5. 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.

  6. Verify that the parameters were set correctly.

    This example shows parameters that have been set to convert a SP from a DHCP configuration to a static configuration.

    -> show /SP/network -display properties
            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
  7. 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.

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