Network configurations

You can configure Lenovo XClarity Administrator to use one or two network interfaces.

Attention:
XClarity Administrator has two separate network interfaces that can be defined for your environment, depending on the network topology that you implement. For virtual appliances, these networks are named eth0 and eth1. For containers, you can choose custom names.
The following table shows possible configurations for the XClarity Administrator network interfaces based on the type of network topology that has been implemented in your environment. Use this table to determine how to define each network interface.
Table 1. Role of each network interface based on network topology
Network topology Role of interface 1 (eth0) Role of interface 2 (eth1)
Converged network (management and data network with support for OS deployment and OS device-driver updates) Management network
  • Discovery and management

  • Server configuration

  • Firmware updates

  • Service data collection

  • Automatic problem notification (such as Call Home and Lenovo Update Facility)

  • Warranty data retrieval

  • OS deployment

  • OS device-driver updates

None
Separate management network with support for OS deployment and OS device-driver updates and data network Management network
  • Discovery and management

  • Server configuration

  • Firmware updates

  • Service data collection

  • Automatic problem notification (such as Call Home and Lenovo Update Facility)

  • Warranty data retrieval

  • OS deployment

  • OS device-driver updates

Data network
  • Discovery and management

  • Server configuration

  • Firmware updates

  • Service data collection

  • Automatic problem notification (such as Call Home and Lenovo Update Facility)

  • Warranty data retrieval

Separate management network and data network with support for OS deployment and OS device-driver updates Management network
  • Discovery and management

  • Server configuration

  • Firmware updates

  • Service data collection

  • Automatic problem notification (such as Call Home and Lenovo Update Facility)

  • Warranty data retrieval

Data network
  • Discovery and management

  • Server configuration

  • Firmware updates

  • Service data collection

  • Automatic problem notification (such as Call Home and Lenovo Update Facility)

  • Warranty data retrieval

  • OS deployment

  • OS device-driver updates

Separate management network and data network without support for OS deployment and OS device-driver updates Management network
  • Discovery and management

  • Server configuration

  • Firmware updates

  • Service data collection

  • Automatic problem notification (such as Call Home and Lenovo Update Facility)

  • Warranty data retrieval

Data network
  • Discovery and management

  • Server configuration

  • Firmware updates

  • Service data collection

  • Automatic problem notification (such as Call Home and Lenovo Update Facility)

  • Warranty data retrieval

Management network only (OS deployment and OS device-driver updates is not supported) Management network
  • Discovery and management

  • Server configuration

  • Firmware updates

  • Service data collection

  • Automatic problem notification (such as Call Home and Lenovo Update Facility)

  • Warranty data retrieval

None