Setting the IP address for the BMC management port

Before you can access the BMC interface, you must configure the IP address for the BMC management port on the services appliance.

Before you begin

About this task

Attention: For support purposes, the BMC management port allows low-level hardware access. You should only connect this port to a secure, trusted, internal management network. If no such network is available, leave the BMC port unconnected or blocked, unless a BMC connection is requested by technical support.

Procedure

  1. From the client, enter the URL for the StorageGRID Appliance Installer: https://services_appliance_IP:8443
    For services_appliance_IP, use the IP address for the appliance on any StorageGRID network.

    The StorageGRID Appliance Installer Home page appears.

  2. Select Configure Hardware > BMC Configuration.

    screenshot showing Advanced > BMC Configuration option
    The Baseboard Management Controller Configuration page appears.
  3. Make a note of the IPv4 address that is automatically displayed.

    DHCP is the default method for assigning an IP address to this port.

    Note: It might take a few minutes for the DHCP values to appear.

    Basement Management Controller Configuration Page showing DHCP address
  4. Optionally, set a static IP address for the BMC management port.
    Note: You should either assign a static IP for the BMC management port or assign a permanent lease for the address on the DHCP server.
    1. Select Static.
    2. Enter the IPv4 address, using CIDR notation.
    3. Enter the default gateway.

      Baseboard Management Controller Configuration Static option
    4. Click Save.
      It might take a few minutes for your changes to be applied.