Launching the management controller interface for a server

You can launch the management controller web interface for a specific server from Lenovo XClarity Administrator.

Before you begin

To access ThinkSystem SR635 SR655 servers through XClarity Administrator, a user must have lxc-supervisor, lxc-sysmgr, lxc-admin, lxc-fw-admin, or lxc-os-admin authority (see Managing the authentication server).

Single sign-on is supported for server, including ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile servers (except SR635, SR655, SR645, and SR665). This means that you can launch the management interface for a managed servers from XClarity Administrator without having the log in.

To login directly to the XCC using local or external LDAP user accounts without logging in to the XClarity Administrator, use the URL https://{XCC_IP_adderss}/#/login.


Complete the following steps to launch the management controller interface for a server.

Note: Launching any management controller interface from Lenovo XClarity Administrator using the Safari web browser is not supported.

  1. From the XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Hardware > Servers to display the Servers page.

    You can sort the table columns to make it easier to find specific servers. In addition, you can select a system type from the All Systems drop-down list and enter text (such as a name or IP address) in the Filter field to further filter the servers that are displayed.

    Illustrates the list of managed rack servers and compute nodes in the Servers page.
  2. Click the link for the server in the Server column. The status summary page for that server is displayed.
  3. Click All Actions > Launch > Management Web Interface. The management controller web interface for the server is started.
    Tip: You can also click the IP address in the IP Addresses column to launch the management controller interface.
  4. Log in to the management controller interface using your XClarity Administrator user credentials.

What to do next

For more information about using the management controller interface for a server, see Integrated Management Module II online documentation and XClarity Controller online documentation.