Chapter 31. Connecting to Advanced System Management Interface

You can connect to Advanced System Management Interface (ASMI) using DHCP or a static IP address.

31.1. Connecting to ASMI with DHCP

To connect to the Advanced System Management Interface (ASMI) you need to set up your network connection. You can set up DHCP or static IP.

Use this type of connection if you are using DHCP. Use these steps to find the IP address of the service processor and then connect with the ASMI web interface. If you know what IP address that your server is using, complete step 1 and then skip to Step 5: Enabling

  1. Connect an Ethernet cable to the HMC1 or HMC2 port on the back of your Power system to your DHCP network.
  2. Access the control panel for your server.
  3. Scroll to function 02 using Increment (↑) or Decrement (↓) buttons (up and down arrows) and then press Enter.
  4. Move the cursor to the N by pressing Enter. The display looks like this example: 02 A N< T
  5. Change N to M to start manual mode using the Increment (↑) or Decrement (↓) buttons. The display looks like this example: 02 A M< T
  6. Press Enter twice to exit the mode menu.
  7. Scroll to function 30 using Increment or Decrement buttons
  8. Press Enter to enter subfunction. The display looks like this example: 30**
  9. Use the Increment (↑) or Decrement (↓) buttons to select a network device. 3000 displays the IP address that is assigned to ETH0 (HMC1). 3001 displays the IP address that is assigned to ETH1 (HMC2)
  10. Press Enter to display the selected IP address. Be sure to record this IP address.
  11. Use the Increment (↑) or Decrement (↓) buttons to select subfunction exit (30**).
  12. Press Enter to exit subfunction mode.
  13. Scroll to 02 using Increment (↑) or Decrement (↓) buttons and press Enter.
  14. Change the mode to N. The display looks like this example: 02 A N< T

31.2. Connecting to ASMI with static IP address

Use this type of connection if you are using a static IP address. This connection configures a console interface to the ASMI.

  1. Connect an Ethernet cable from the PC or notebook to the Ethernet port labeled HMC1 on the back of the managed system.
  2. Set your IP address on your PC or notebook to match the default values on your Power system. IP address on PC or notebook:
169.254.2.140 Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
The default IP address of HMC1: 169.254.2.147
Note

The default values of HMC1 are already set and you do not need to change them. If you want to verify the IP address, follow the steps in Connecting to ASMI with DHCP to find the IP addresses with the control panel.

If you are running Linux on your PC or notebook, set your IP address by following these steps:

  1. Log in as root.
  2. Start a terminal session.
  3. Run the follow command: ifconfig -a. Record these values so that you can reset your network connection later.
  4. Type ifconfig ethx 169.254.2.140 netmask 255.255.255.0. Replace ethx with either eth0 or eth1, depending on what your PC or notepad is using.

If you are running Windows 7 on your PC or notebook, set your IP address by following these steps:

  1. Click Start > Control Panel.
  2. Select Network and Sharing Center.
  3. Click the network that is displayed in Connections.
  4. Click Properties.
  5. If the Security dialog box is displayed, click Continue.
  6. Select Internet Protocol Version 4.
  7. Click Properties.
  8. Select Use the following IP address.
  9. Use 169.254.2.140 for IP address and 255.255.255.0 for Subnet mask.
  10. Click OK > Close > Close
Note

If HMC1 is occupied, use HMC2. Use IP address 169.254.3.140 and Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 on your PC or notebook. The default IP address of the HMC2 is 169.254.3.147.