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Configuring IPMI


Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is a message-based hardware management interface that enables remote monitoring, management, and recovery capabilities, regardless of the status of the server. It defines a set of interfaces that are common to computer hardware and firmware that you can use to monitor system health and manage the system.

IPMI operates independently of the operating system (OS) and allows you to manage a system remotely even in the absence of the OS or the system management software, or even if the monitored system is not powered on. IPMI can also function when the OS has started.

To configure IPMI:

  1. During the system bootup, press Delete to enter the BIOS.
  2. To navigate in the BIOS, use your arrow keys and press Enter.
  3. Select IPMI > BMC Network Configuration. See Figure 1.
    Figure 1: BMC Network Configuration
    BMC Network Configuration
  4. Select Yes for Update IPMI LAN Configuration and press Enter. See Figure 2.
    Figure 2: Updating IPMI LAN Configuration
    Updating IPMI LAN
  5. Select Static for Configuration Address Source and press Enter. See Figure 2.
  6. Assign the values for the following fields:
    • Station IP Address

    • Subnet Mask

    • Gateway IP Address

  7. Select Save & Exit > Save Changes and Reset and press Enter. See Figure 3.
    Figure 3: Saving IPMI Settings and Exiting the BIOS Setup
IPMI Settings and Exiting the BIOS Setup
  8. Configure your laptop IP address. For example, see Figure 4.

    Your laptop and the JATP400 IPMI are in the same subnet.

    Figure 4: Configuring Laptop IPv4 Settings
    Configuring Laptop
IPv4 Settings
  9. Connect the IPMI port on the back panel of the JATP400 appliance and the laptop LAN port with a CAT5 Ethernet cable.
  10. Open your Web browser.
  11. Log in to your JATP appliance: https://<IP Address>

    Where <IP Address> is the IP address of the JATP appliance.

  12. Enter the default username ADMIN and the default password ADMIN. See Figure 5.Note

    Username and password are not case sensitive.

    Figure 5: JATP IPMI Login Screen
    JATP IPMI Login
  13. Click Login.

    The JATP interface appears.