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Oracle® ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance Firmware Release 4.0.x

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Updated: July 2020

Configuration Methods for Local Interconnect

To establish a dedicated LAN management connection between the host OS and the Oracle ILOM SP, you must choose to implement one of the following configuration methods:

  • Auto-Configuration (default) — The configuration of the local interconnect management connection is automated when: 1) the Host Managed check box in the Oracle ILOM web interface is enabled (or hostmanaged property in the CLI is set to true (/SP/network/interconnect hostmanaged=true)); and, 2) the Ethernet-over-USB interface is enabled by one of the following software products:

    • Oracle Solaris version 11.x or later. Typically, the option for Ethernet-over-USB is enabled at first OS boot.


    • MS Windows or a Linux-based operating system that supports the use of an internal Ethernet-over-USB device.


    • Oracle Hardware Management Pack version 2.1.0 or later.

  • Manual-configuration — If you are an advanced network administrator and prefer not to have Oracle ILOM auto-configure the Ethernet-over-USB connection points, you can manually configure the local host connection point addresses by using the ilomconfig tool .

    Note -  The ilomconfig tool is part of Oracle Solaris, no installation is required. For MS Windows or Linux-based operating system environments, the ilomconfig tool is available for installation from the Oracle Hardware Management Pack version 2.1.0 or later. Alternatively, advanced network administrators can use OS networking commands to configure the Ethernet-over-USB connection points.

    For manual configuration details, see Manually Configure the Local Interconnect.