Setup a static IP for the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) port on all the nodes. This is needed to setup the HyperScale X Appliance. In addition, this will also ensure that the IPMI is accessible in the network using the static IP for lights out access. For example, it would be useful to power-on or power-off the nodes using the IPMI console.
Before You Begin
Make sure that the appliance is properly racked and secured. For more information see the following pages:
Connect the IPMI (or BMC Controller) port to the IPMI network.
Connect a VGA monitor and USB keyboard, or the KVM connection, to the appliance.
Power on the node.
Press <DEL> during the boot splash screen. The Setup Utility will be displayed.
Navigate to the IPMI tab.
Navigate to the BMC Network Configuration option.
Press <Enter> to select the option.
Set Update IPMI LAN Configuration to [Yes].
Set Configuration Address Source to [Static].
Enter values for the Station IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway Address for the selected node.
Press <F4> to save and exit the Setup Utility.
Verify that the IPMI is accessible using the static IP address as follows:
Open a web browser from a remote workstation and enter the static IP of the IPMI.
The login screen will be displayed.
Type in the credentials for the default administrator account as follows:
Note: The IPMI password can be changed later from the IPMI Web Server interface. For more information, see Changing the IPMI Password on HyperScale X Appliance Nodes.
The IPMI Web Server interface is displayed.
Launch the Remote Console window as follows:
Click inside the Remote Console preview.
This will launch a Java Applet.
Run the Java applet to start the Remote Console Window.
Alternatively, if you do not want to use Java Applet, you can use HTML5 viewer. Click Remote Control > iKVM/HTML5 and then click the iKVM/HTML5 button.
The Remote Console window will be displayed.
Login using the following default credentials:
If the login prompt is not displayed, press <Alt> + <F2> or <++> keys to display the prompt.
Note: This password can be changed during setup.
Important: Note down the Hostname, which is also the unique serial number for the specific node. This hostname/serial number will be useful to identify the node when you deploy the HyperScale X Appliance software.