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Oracle® Servers X8-2 and X8-2L Installation Guide

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Updated: July 2020
 
 

Server Management Connection Options

Before you begin cabling the system, you need to decide on a method for connecting to the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) service processor.

  • Serial connection to SER MGT port (CLI only) This connection method requires a terminal device for connecting to the server's serial management port (SER MGT). To communicate with the SP, you need a terminal, a terminal server, or a laptop running terminal emulation software. Set up the terminal device to communicate using 9600 baud, 8 bit, no parity, and 1 stop bit. For information, see Log In to Oracle ILOM Using a Local Serial Connection

    • On the front panel, use a male 3.5mm Mini Jack to RJ45 or DB9 crossover cable (Oracle Service personnel only).

    • On the rear panel, use an RJ-45 to DB9 crossover cable, or a standard RJ-45 cable with an adapter to set up a null modem configuration.

  • Dedicated remote network management connection – If you have a networking environment running Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP), use the Oracle ILOM defaults to easily configure your Ethernet management port (NET MGT) connection. For information, see Log In to Oracle ILOM Using a Remote Ethernet Connection.


    Note -  To access Oracle ILOM over the network you need to know its host name or IP address. The factory default uses a DHCP connection. If your network supports DHCP, you can obtain the host name or IP address of the Oracle ILOM service processor from the DHCP server.
  • Sideband network management connection – If you do not have a dedicated management network or you wish to utilize one of the server's standard Ethernet ports you can set up a sideband connection to Oracle ILOM. For information, refer to "Sideband Network Management Connection" in the Oracle ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance, Firmware Release 5.0 at https://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docs.

  • Host-to-ILOM interconnect – For information, refer to "Dedicated Interconnect SP Management" in Oracle ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance, Firmware Release 5.0.x at https://www.oracle.com/goto/ilom/docs.

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