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  • Latest Post - ‏2012-11-09T16:59:14Z by JayFurmanek
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Pinned topic Tip: What's the IP address of the management port?

‏2012-09-11T15:48:07Z |
I stumbled on this recently, and found it useful enough to share.  If you just happen to be physically near a PowerLinux system, and want to know the IP address of the management port (a.k.a. FSP or ASMI), you can use the Control Panel to display it.  Here's how:
 
First, access the Control Panel by sliding the little blue button to the left.  (The button is just to the left of the optical drive, and in the same cluster as the LED indicator lights.)  The Control Panel will partially pop forward.  Pull it the rest of the way out, and it will tilt downward so you can see the screen and buttons.
 
Looking through the hardware documentation, one can find that Control Panel function "30" is what you need.  However, when you press the <down> button to scroll through the function codes, "30" is not displayed.  You must unlock the "Customer Extended Function Codes" first:
<down> to function 02
<enter>to select
<enter>to move to N
<down>to change N to M
<enter>to move to next field (T)
<enter>to exit
 
Now, when you scroll through the codes, you'll see that many more codes are presented.
 
To display the address of the FSP:
<down> to function 30
<enter> to select (two asterisks appear after function code)
<down> to index of eth interface (00 for eth0)
<enter> to select
 
and voila!  The IP address is displayed on the Control Panel display.
Updated on 2012-11-09T16:59:14Z at 2012-11-09T16:59:14Z by JayFurmanek
  • jerberstark
    jerberstark
    31 Posts

    Re: Tip: What's the IP address of the management port?

    ‏2012-09-11T20:00:31Z  
     Thanks for posting this tip, Paul!  I sent an email to the Power Hardware documentation team to let them know that they could add more details. They might follow up with you directly.
  • ranger
    ranger
    3 Posts

    Re: Tip: What's the IP address of the management port?

    ‏2012-09-12T17:42:59Z  
     the 3000 correlates to the physical port for HMC1 and 3001 for HMC2.
     
    Also be sure to set M back to N as it can impact the boot of the machine.
  • robinwcox2
    robinwcox2
    11 Posts

    Re: Tip: What's the IP address of the management port?

    ‏2012-09-12T18:27:43Z  
     I tried the above procedure, which worked.  The "M" was already present and the "M" was not seen.
     
    I didn't expect the two asterisks to be replaced by the interface #.
  • JayFurmanek
    JayFurmanek
    105 Posts

    Re: Tip: What's the IP address of the management port?

    ‏2012-09-13T16:35:46Z  
    • ranger
    • ‏2012-09-12T17:42:59Z
     the 3000 correlates to the physical port for HMC1 and 3001 for HMC2.
     
    Also be sure to set M back to N as it can impact the boot of the machine.
    Ranger,
     Can you elaborate on what you mean by "it can impact the boot of the machine".
     
    This has me curious.
     
    thanks,
  • robinwcox2
    robinwcox2
    11 Posts

    Re: Tip: What's the IP address of the management port?

    ‏2012-09-13T18:36:54Z  
     I tried the above procedure, which worked.  The "M" was already present and the "M" was not seen.
     
    I didn't expect the two asterisks to be replaced by the interface #.
     I expect I should know what N vs M signifies for boot.
  • JayFurmanek
    JayFurmanek
    105 Posts

    Re: Tip: What's the IP address of the management port?

    ‏2012-11-09T16:59:14Z  
     I expect I should know what N vs M signifies for boot.
    Changing the 'N' to 'M' as described above, changes the boot mode of the machine from 'Normal' to 'Manual'.
     
    This procedure works to get the IP, but make sure to set it back to Normal boot mode once you have recorded the address.
    Manual boot mode is used for system debug purposes and can interrupt normal booting procedure.