Managing access to operating-systems on managed servers

You can manage access to operating systems on the managed servers.

Before you begin

You must have lxc-os-admin, lxc-supervisor, lxc-admin or lxc-hw-admin authority to manage and deploy device drivers and to perform power actions on managed servers from the Windows Driver Updates pages.

About this task

Before Lenovo XClarity Administrator can update OS device drivers on a managed system, you must provide information to access the host operating system, including the OS IP address and stored administrator credential for accessing the host operating system. For more information about updating OS device drivers, see Updating Windows device drivers on managed servers.

XClarity Administrator uses stored credentials to authenticate with the host operating system. For more information about creating stored credentials in XClarity Administrator, see Managing stored credentials.

Tip: XClarity Administrator does not automatically validate the information that you specify on this page.

Procedure

Complete the following steps to modify the operating-system properties.

  1. From the XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Provisioning > Manage OS Access to display the Manage OS Access page.

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


    Illustrates where to manage OS information for a specific managed server.
  2. Select the servers to be updated.
  3. Click Edit OS information icon (Edit icon) to display the Edit OS information dialog.

    Illustrates where to modify OS credentials information for a specific managed server.
  4. For each target server, specify the following information:
    • IP address or host name of the host operating system

    • (Optional) Stored credential for accessing the host operating system

    • (Optional) Description of the host operating system

  5. Click Save.

What to do next

You can perform the following actions for managing operating-system access.