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Set IP address for BMC management port

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Before you can access the BMC interface, configure the IP address for the BMC management port on the SGF6112, SG6000-CN controller, or services appliances.

If you are using ConfigBuilder to generate a JSON file, you can configure IP addresses automatically. See Automate appliance installation and configuration.

Before you begin
  • The management client is using a supported web browser.

  • You are using any management client that can connect to a StorageGRID network.

  • The BMC management port is connected to the management network you plan to use.

    BMC management port SGF6112
    BMC management port on SG6000-CN controller
    SG1000 BMC Management Port
    SG100 BMC Management Port
About this task

For support purposes, the BMC management port allows low-level hardware access.

Important 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.
  1. From the client, enter the URL for the StorageGRID Appliance Installer:

    For 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.