VxRail: How to configure the BMC ports using IPMI


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




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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     
      ipmitool lan set 1 netmask     
      ipmitool lan set 1 defgw ipaddr
    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   






For appliances running on 3.5 code, the ipmitool can be found on the following path:   
    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.