Management port configuration with static IP addresses

You configure the management ports manually by entering the IP address and the subnet mask.

Before you begin

Procedure

  1. Using an Ethernet cable, connect controller A’s management port to the Ethernet port on a laptop.
    Ethernet cables (if ordered)

    The following figure shows an example of the controller's management port location:

    E2800 controller P1 Management Port

    E5700 controller P1 Management Port

  2. Open a browser and use the default IP address (169.254.128.101) to establish a connection to the controller. The controller sends back a self-signed certificate. The browser informs you that the connection is not secure.
  3. Follow the browser’s instructions to proceed and launch SANtricity System Manager.
    Note: If you are unable to establish a connection, verify that you are not receiving network configuration from a DHCP server.
  4. Set the storage system’s password to login.
  5. Use the network settings provided by your network administrator in the Configure Network Settings wizard to configure controller A's network settings, and then select Finish.
    Note: Because you reset the IP address, System Manager loses connection to the controller.
  6. Disconnect your laptop from the storage system, and connect the management port on controller A to your network.
  7. Open a browser on a computer connected to your network, and enter controller A’s newly configured IP address.
    Attention: If you lose the connection to controller A, you can connect an ethernet cable to controller B to reestablish connection to controller A through controller B (169.254.128.102).
  8. Log in using the password you set previously.
    The Configure Network Settings wizard will appear.
  9. Use the network settings provided by your network administrator in the Configure Network Settings wizard to configure controller B's network settings, and then select Finish.
  10. Connect controller B to your network.
  11. Validate controller B’s network settings by entering controller B’s newly configured IP address in a browser.
    Attention: If you lose the connection to controller B, you can use your previously validated connection to controller A to reestablish connection to controller B through controller A.