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Configuration of the Dedicated Network Port “M”

The dedicated network port of a 7063-CR2 HMC is the port between the two USB ports and the VGA port. It is labeled “M” on the case. In the image below, this port is also marked “M“:

HMC 7063-CR2 rear view - dedicated IPMI (M) port and shared ETH0 (0) port

Configuring this port for the BMC is possible via Petitboot. To do this, the HMC must be booted by Reboot, Ctrl-Alt-Del or switching it off and on.

The menu item “Exit to shell” must then be selected in Petitboot:

Petitboot - Exit to shell
Petitboot - Exit to shell

An IP address can be configured with the ipmitool command. The dedicated network port is addressed by ipmitool as “lan 2” (“lan 1” is the shared network port).

The current configuration can be displayed using “ipmitool lan print”:

# ipmitool lan print 2
Set in Progress         : Set Complete
Auth Type Support       :
Auth Type Enable        : Callback :
                        : User     :
                        : Operator :
                        : Admin    :
                       : OEM      :
IP Address Source       : Static Address
IP Address              :
Subnet Mask             :
MAC Address             : 08:94:ef:81:c5:46
Default Gateway IP      :
802.1q VLAN ID          : Disabled
Cipher Suite Priv Max   : Not Available
Bad Password Threshold  : Not Available

First, a static IP address should be set, in our case with netmask and default gateway

# ipmitool lan set 2 ipsrc static
# ipmitool lan set 2 ipaddr
Setting LAN IP Address to
# ipmitool lan set 2 defgw ipaddr
Setting LAN Default Gateway IP to
# ipmitool lan set 2 netmask
Setting LAN Subnet Mask to

The BMC should then be reachable via this IP address:

$ ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.735 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.483 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.521 ms
--- ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2000ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.483/0.579/0.735/0.114 ms