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E9000 Server Compute Node and Switch Module iBMC (V250 to V259) User Guide 18

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Network

Network

Function Description

The Network page allows you to perform the following operations:

  • Set a host name for the server.
  • Set the IP address of the management network port for the server.

    Changing the IP address of the management network port will cause network disconnection. Change the IP address only when necessary.

  • Set the mode for obtaining domain name system (DNS) information.
    NOTE:

    DNS supports both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

  • Set NTP information.
  • Query the time zone.

GUI

Choose Configuration from the main menu, and select Network from the navigation tree.

The Network page is displayed.



Parameter Description

Table 3-48 Parameters on the Network page

Parameter

Description

Server Name

iBMC host name.

Value: a string of 1 to 64 characters

The value can contain letters, digits, and hyphens (-), but cannot start or end with a hyphen.

IPv4

Automatically obtain IP address

Click this option to allow an IPv4 address to be automatically allocated for the iBMC network port.

Manually set IP address

Click this option to manually set an IPv4 address for the iBMC network port. The IPv4 address information includes IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, and MAC Address.

NOTE:

MAC Address specifies the physical address of a network interface card (NIC).

IPv6

Automatically obtain IP address

Click this option to allow an IPv6 address to be automatically allocated for the iBMC network port.

Manually set IP address

Click this option to manually set an IPv6 address for the iBMC network port. The IPv6 address information includes IP Address, IPv6 Prefix, Gateway, Local Link and IP Address2.

NOTE:
  • Local Link is used for local link communication.

  • IP Address2 supports a maximum of fifteen IPv6 addresses when stateless address autoconfiguration (SLAAC) is used.

DNS

Automatically obtain DNS IPv4 address

Click this option to allow an IPv4 address to be allocated for the DNS server.

Automatically obtain DNS IPv6 address

Click this option to allow an IPv6 address to be allocated for the DNS server.

Manually set DNS address

Click this option to manually set the DNS information. The DNS address information includes Domain, Preferred Server, and Alternate Server.

NOTICE:

If the IP address of the iBMC network port is set manually, the DNS information must also be set manually.

Domain

Domain name for the server.

Value: a string of 0 to 67 characters

The value can contain letters, digits, and special characters including spaces.

Preferred Server

IP address of the preferred DNS server.

Alternate Server

IP address of the alternate DNS server.

NTP

NTP

NTP allows the server to synchronize time with the NTP server. If the NTP server is stopped, the server synchronizes time with the MM.

Click or , and click Save.

Value:

  • : enables NTP.
  • : disables NTP.

Automatically obtain NTP information using DHCPv4

Click this option to allow IPv4 address to be automatically allocated for the NTP server.

NOTE:

If this option is selected, time zone information need not be manually configured.

Automatically obtain NTP information using DHCPv6

Click this option to allow IPv6 address to be automatically allocated for the NTP server.

Manually set NTP information

Click this option to manually set the preferred and alternate NTP servers.

Preferred NTP server

IP address of the preferred NTP server.

Value:
  • IPv4 address
  • IPv6 address
  • Domain name
NOTE:
  • The iBMC version earlier than V312 supports only the Linux NTP servers.
  • iBMC V312 and later versions support Linux and Windows NTP servers.

Alternate NTP server

IP address of the alternate NTP server.

Value:
  • IPv4 address
  • IPv6 address
  • Domain name
NOTE:
  • The iBMC version earlier than V312 supports only the Linux NTP servers.
  • iBMC V312 and later versions support Linux and Windows NTP servers.

Server Authentication

Authentication, which can be enabled or disabled, for communication between the server and the NTP server.

Default value: Disabled

NTP Time Synchronization Interval

Interval at which the system synchronizes time from the NTP server.

The system automatically adjusts the time synchronization interval based on the network status. If the network status is in good condition, the time synchronization interval is adjusted toward the maximum value.

Upload NTP Secure Group Key

Private key to be uploaded to the iBMC for identity authentication if Server Authentication is enabled.

NOTE:

You can download a key generator (for example, ntp-keygen) to generate private keys.

Time Zone

Time zone for the iBMC.

Procedure

Setting a Host Name

  1. On the Network page, set a host name for the server.

    For details about this parameter, see Table 3-48.

  2. Click Save.

    If "Operation Successful" is displayed, the setting is successful.

  3. Click Restart Now to restart the iBMC immediately or click Restart Later to restart the iBMC later.

    NOTE:

    Resetting the iBMC will automatically generate an SSL certificate.

Setting an IPv4 Address for the Management Network Port

  1. In the IPv4 area of the Network page, set IPv4 information for the management network port.

    For details about the parameters, see Table 3-48.

  2. Click Save.

    If "Operation Successful" is displayed, the setting is successful.

Setting an IPv6 Address for the Management Network Port

  1. In the IPv6 area of the Network page, set IPv6 information for the management network port.

    For details about the parameters, see Table 3-48.

  2. Click Save.

    If "Operation Successful" is displayed, the setting is successful.

Automatically Obtaining DNS Information

  1. Click Automatically obtain DNS IPv4 address if the management network port uses an IPv4 address or click Automatically obtain DNS IPv6 address if the management network port uses an IPv6 address.
  2. Click Save.

    If "Operation Successful" is displayed, the setting is successful.

Manually Setting DNS Information

  1. Click the Manually set DNS address option button.
  2. Set Domain, Preferred Server, and Alternate Server. For details about the parameters, see Table 3-48.
  3. Click Save.

    If "Operation Successful" is displayed, the setting is successful.

Setting NTP Information

  1. In NTP, set parameters based on service requirements.

    For details about the parameters, see Table 3-48.

  2. Click Save.

    If "Operation Successful" is displayed, the setting is successful.

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