Modifying the management-IP settings for a chassis

You can modify the management-IP settings for the entire chassis, including compute nodes, storage devices, and Flex switches.

Procedure

Complete the following steps to modify the management-IP settings.

  1. From the Lenovo XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Hardware > Chassis to display the Chassis page.
  2. Select the chassis.
  3. Click All Actions > Inventory > Edit Management IP Addresses to display the Chassis and Components IP Settings page.
  4. Change the following global settings, as needed.
    • Choose to enable or disable IPv4 addresses.

      If you enable IPv4 addresses, specify the following settings. IPv4 global settings are applied to a component when its IPv4 address is updated.
      • (Optional) Choose to obtain IP addresses using statically assigned IP addresses.

      • Specify the subnet mask and gateway address.

    • Specify the following settings for IPv6 addresses. IPv6 global settings are applied to a component when its IPv6 address is updated.
      • (Optional) Choose to obtain IP addresses using statically assigned IP addresses.

        If static IP addresses are used, you can also choose to use stateless IP address auto configuration and stateful IP address configuration.

      • Specify the prefix length and gateway address.

    • Choose to enable or disable DNS servers.

      If you enable DNS servers:
      • Choose the DNS server search preference.
      • Enter the IP addresses to use for the DNS search order.
      • Enter the domain name.
  5. Change the following CMM IP settings.
    • Enter the hostname and IP address for the CMM.
    • Click Auto-Generate IP addresses to create IP addresses for the compute nodes, storage devices, and Flex switches using the CMM IP address as the starting point.
  6. Enter the hostname and IP addresses for each compute node in the chassis
  7. Enter the hostname and IP addresses for each storage device in the chassis.
  8. Enter the IP addresses for each Flex switch in the chassis.
  9. Click Save. A dialog box displays with a summary of the network settings.
  10. Click Apply.

    All existing components in the chassis are updated to the specified global settings. When the update is complete, the dialog displays the settings that were changed.

    Note: When you change this information, there might be a short delay before the information appears in the Lenovo XClarity Administrator interface.
  11. Click Close.