15.5. Using Power Management Features on Managed Hosts
15.5.1. Enabling BMC Power Management
To enable BMC power management as part of the installation process, add the following lines to the
--bmc "enabled"\ --bmc_default_provider "freeipmi"
The following procedure describes how to enable BMC power management on an existing Capsule Server. This requires editing the appropriate configuration file and restarting the required services.
Procedure 15.2. To Enable BMC Power Management on an Existing Capsule:
- Add the following lines to the
/etc/foreman-proxy/settings.d/bmc.ymlfile. Create the file if necessary.
:enabled: true :bmc_default_provider: your_bmc_provider
- Restart the
# service foreman-proxy restart
- Refresh the features for the Capsule.
- Log in to the Satellite web UI, and navigate to Infrastructure → Capsules.
- Identify the Capsule whose features you need to refresh. In the drop-down list on the right, click Refresh features. The list of features in the Features column should now include BMC.
15.5.2. Configuring a BMC Interface
- BMC is enabled on the Capsule, as described in Section 15.5.1, “Enabling BMC Power Management”.
- The ipmitool package is installed.
- You know the MAC address, IP address, and other details of the BMC interface on the host, and the appropriate credentials for that interface.
184.108.40.206. Adding a BMC Interface
Procedure 15.3. To Add a BMC Interface:
- On the main menu, click Hosts → All Hosts and then click the name of the host that you want to configure.
- Click Edit to display the host configuration page, and then click the Network tab.
- In the Interface section, click Add Interface.
- Select BMC as the interface type, and then complete the other fields. All fields are required.
- Click Submit. The web UI refreshes and you should see a BMC tab listed with the Properties, Metrics, and Templates tabs.