Recovering a System x or NeXtScale M4 server that was not unmanaged correctly by using the management controller

You can recover System x or NeXtScale M4 server management by using the management controller.


Complete the following steps to recover server management.

  1. Log in to the management-controller web interface using the user account and password that you created before the server was managed by XClarity Administrator
  2. Clear SNMP trap settings.
    1. Click the IMM Management > Network.
    2. Click the SNMP tab.
    3. Click the Communities tab,
    4. Locate the community entry for the previous XClarity Administrator, fox example.
      • LXCA IP address:

      • LXCA host: LXCA_maqCBIt86d

      • Community 2:

      • Community name: LXCA_maqCBIt86d

      • Access type: Trap

      • Allow specific hosts to receive traps on this community:

    5. Remove the value in the fields for the community entry.
    6. Click Apply.
  3. Clear the user accounts.
    1. Click the IMM Management > Users.
    2. Click the User Accounts tab.
    3. Delete all user accounts that are XClarity Administrator, including user accounts with the following prefixes:
      • DISABLE_*

      • LXCA_*

      • OBSOLETE_*


  4. Manage the server using Lenovo XClarity Administrator.
    1. From the XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Hardware > Discover and Manage New Devices. The Discover and Manage page is displayed.
    2. Select Manual Input.
    3. Click Single System, enter the IP address of the server that you want to manage, and click OK.
    4. Specify the user ID and password for the authenticating to the server.
    5. Click Manage.

      A dialog is displayed that shows the progress of this management process. Monitor the progress to ensure that the process completes successfully.

    6. When the process is complete, click OK.