Defining extended management-controller settings

The extended baseboard management-controller settings are learned and dynamically created from a specific managed server. Lenovo XClarity Administrator creates these patterns when you create a server pattern from an existing server. You cannot manually create extended management-controller patterns; however, you can copy and modify the patterns that have already been created.

Before you begin

Note: IMM thermal setting might conflict with the UEFI operating-mode setting. If they do conflict, the UEFI settings overwrites the IMM setting when the device is rebooted, and any thermal settings that you define in an extended baseboard management-controller pattern will be out of compliance. To resolve the non-compliance issue, either remove the setting from the extended baseboard management-controller pattern or select a setting that does not conflict with the current UEFI operating-mode setting.


Complete the following steps to modify extended management-controller patterns.

  1. From the XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Provisioning > Patterns. The Configuration Patterns: Patterns page is displayed.
  2. Click the Category Patterns tab.
  3. Click the Extended BMC Patterns vertical tab.
  4. Select the pattern to be modified, and click the Edit icon (Edit icon).
  5. Modify the appropriate fields.

    You can select the settings that you want to include in the category pattern by clicking Include/Exclude settings.

    • To configure DNS settings, click Network Settings Interface > DNS Configuration. You can enable DNS, select the IP protocol, and specify up to three IPv4 or IPv6 addresses, and enable the discovery of XClarity Administrator IP addresses.

      Note: For Flex System devices, you can configure only the IP address to use to discover the XClarity Administrator server.
    • To configure NTP settings, click Network Settings Interface > Integrated Module NTP Setting. You can specify the host name for up to 4 NTP servers and the frequency.

      Note: For Flex System devices, you cannot configure NTP settings.
    • (Rack servers only) To data and time settings, click General Settings > Integrated Module Clock Settings. You can specify the time zone (UTC offset), enable or disable daylight savings time (DST), and choose whether to use UTC or the local time on the host.

    • To change user account security settings, click Account Security Configuration.

  6. Click Save to the save changes to the current category pattern, or click Save As to save changes in a new category pattern.


The modified category pattern is listed on the Extended BMC Patterns tab in the Configuration Patterns: Category Patterns page:
Illustrates the list of customized ports patterns on the Configuration Patterns: Category Patterns page.
From this page, you can also perform the following actions on a selected category pattern: