Manually assigning the IPMI port IP address

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is enabled for the IPMI port of each NetApp HCI node. If your IPMI network does not use DHCP, you can manually assign a static IPv4 address to the IPMI port.

Before you begin

You have a keyboard, video, mouse (KVM) or monitor and keyboard you can use to access the BIOS of each node.

About this task

Use the arrow keys to navigate in the BIOS. Select a tab or option by pressing Enter. Go back to previous screens by pressing ESC.

Procedure

  1. Power on the node.
  2. Upon booting, enter the BIOS by pressing the Del key.
  3. Select the IPMI tab.
  4. Select BMC Network Configuration and press Enter.
  5. Choose Yes and press Enter.
  6. Select Configuration Address Source and press Enter.
  7. Choose Static and press Enter.
  8. Select Station IP address and enter a new IP address for the IPMI port. Press Enter when finished.
  9. Select Subnet mask and enter a new subnet mask for the IPMI port. Press Enter when finished.
  10. Select Gateway IP address and enter a new gateway IP address for the IPMI port. Press Enter when finished.
  11. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the IPMI port and the other end to a switch.
    The IPMI port for this node is ready to use.
  12. Repeat this procedure for any other NetApp HCI nodes with IPMI ports that are not configured.