Management-only network

In this topology, Lenovo XClarity Administrator has access to only the management network. It does not have access to the data network. However, XClarity Administrator must have access to the operating-system deployment network if you intend to deploy operating-system images from XClarity Administrator to managed servers.

When you install XClarity Administrator and define network settings, the eth0 network interface must be configured to:

You can also configure a second network interface to connect to the same network from XClarity Administrator to support redundancy.

Figure 1 shows an example implementation for a management-only network in which operating-system deployment from XClarity Administrator is not supported.
Figure 1. Example implementation of a management-only network with no support for operating-system deployment
Graphic showing a high-level view of a management-only network with no connections to support the deployment of operating systems.
Figure 1 shows an example implementation for a management-only network in which operating-system deployment from XClarity Administrator is supported.
Figure 2. Example implementation of a management-only network with support for operating-system deployment
Graphic showing a high-level view of the single data and management network