VxRail: How to configure the BMC ports using IPMI

           

   Article Number:     477130                                   Article Version: 5     Article Type:    How To 
   

 


Product:

 

VxRail Software,VxRail Gen2 Hardware,VxRail Appliance

 

Instructions:

 

 

Before you can configure the BMCs, you will need to install the IPMI tool to the nodes. There is a zip file attached to this KB with the tool and instructions on how to install it.   
   
    Set static for the BMC IP configuration   
        
    ipmitool lan set 1 ipsrc static   
        
    Set the IP, mask and gateway for the BMC   
        
    ipmitool lan set 1 ipaddr 192.168.10.101     
      ipmitool lan set 1 netmask 255.255.255.0     
      ipmitool lan set 1 defgw ipaddr 192.168.10.1
   
        
    Change the root password to password (last argument is the password that you want to use)   
        
    ipmitool user set password 2 password   
        
    Print the IP configuration for BMC   
        
    ipmitool lan print 1   
        
    Print the user list for BMC   
        
    ipmitool user list 1   
   
    It is also possible to setup VLAN on the BMC ports using ipmitool   
   
    Set the VLAN for the BMC to use VLAN 100 (as an example)   
    ipmitool lan set 1 vlan id 100   
   
    Disable the VLAN for the BMC     
    ipmitool lan set 1 vlan id off   
   
     
                                                                                                                           

 

 

Notes:

 

 

For appliances running on 3.5 code, the ipmitool can be found on the following path:   
   
    /tmp/vspexblue/bin/ipmitool   
   
    For appliances with code 3.0 and bellow, install the ipmitool which is provided as a attachment to this KB. The zip file will contain the tool and instructions on how to install it.