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Configure IPMI for each node

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After you have racked, cabled, and powered on your NetApp HCI hardware, you can configure Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) access for each node. Assign each IPMI port an IP address and change the default IPMI administrator password as soon as you have remote IPMI access to the node.

Prerequisites

After you have validated that your environment is ready to support NetApp HCI and resolved any potential issues, you need to complete some final tasks before deployment.

  • Ensure you have a successful report from Active IQ Config Advisor.

  • Gather all relevant information about your network, current or planned VMware infrastructure, and planned user credentials.

  • Rack, cable, and power on the NetApp HCI installation.

Manually assign the IPMI port IP address

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is enabled by default 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

Ensure that you have a keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) switch 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.

Steps
  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.

Change the default IPMI password for H410C and H410S nodes

You should change the default password for the IPMI administrator account on each compute and storage node as soon as you configure the IPMI network port.

Before you begin

You have configured the IPMI IP address for each compute and storage node.

Steps
  1. Open a web browser on a computer that can reach the IPMI network and browse to the IPMI IP address for the node.

  2. Enter the user name ADMIN and password ADMIN in the login prompt.

  3. Upon logging in, click the Configuration tab.

  4. Click Users.

  5. Select the ADMIN user and click Modify User.

  6. Select the Change Password check box.

  7. Enter a new password in the Password and Confirm Password fields.

  8. Click Modify, and then click OK.

  9. Repeat this procedure for any other NetApp HCI H410C and H410S nodes with default IPMI passwords.

Change the default IPMI password for H610C, H615C, and H610S nodes

You should change the default password for the IPMI administrator account on each compute and storage node as soon as you configure the IPMI network port.

Before you begin

You have configured the IPMI IP address for each compute and storage node.

Steps
  1. Open a web browser on a computer that can reach the IPMI network and browse to the IPMI IP address for the node.

  2. Enter the user name root and password calvin in the login prompt.

  3. Upon logging in, click the menu navigation icon at the top left of the page to open the sidebar drawer.

  4. Click Settings.

  5. Click User Management.

  6. Select the Administrator user from the list.

  7. Enable the Change Password check box.

  8. Enter a new, strong password in the Password and Confirm Password fields.

  9. Click Save at the bottom of the page.

  10. Repeat this procedure for any other NetApp HCI H610C, H615C, or H610S nodes with default IPMI passwords.

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