Accessing the Lenovo XClarity Administrator web interface for the first time

You can launch the XClarity Administrator web interface from any computer that has network connectivity to the XClarity Administrator virtual machine.

Before you begin

Ensure that you are using one of the following supported web browsers:
  • Chrome™ 48.0 or later (55.0 or above for Remote Console)

  • Firefox® ESR 38.6.0 or later

  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 11

  • Microsoft Edge

  • Safari® 9.0.2 or later (IOS7 or later and OS X)

Note: Launching the management-controller interfaces from XClarity Administrator using the Safari web browser is not supported.

Ensure that you log in to the XClarity Administrator web interface from a system that has network connectivity to XClarity Administrator management node.

Procedure

Complete the following steps to access the XClarity Administrator web interface for the first time.

  1. Point your browser to the IP address of XClarity Administrator.
    Tip: Access to the web interface is through a secure connection. Ensure that you use https.
    • For containers Use the IPv4 address that is specified for the ${ADDRESS} variable to access XClarity Administrator using the following URL:

      https://<IPv4_address>/ui/login.html
      For example:
      https://192.0.2.10/ui/login.html
    • For virtual appliances. The IP address that you use depends on how your environment is set up.

      If you have Eth0 and Eth1 networks on separate subnets, and if DHCP is used on both subnets, use the Eth1 IP address when accessing the web interface for initial setup. When XClarity Administrator starts for the first time, both Eth0 and Eth1 get a DHCP-assigned IP address, and the XClarity Administrator default gateway is set to the DHCP-assigned gateway for Eth1.

      Using static a IPv4 address
      If you specified an IPv4 address in eth0_config, use that IPv4 address to access XClarity Administrator using the following URL:
      https://<IPv4_address>/ui/login.html
      For example:
      https://192.0.2.10/ui/login.html
      Using a DHCP server in the same broadcast domain as XClarity Administrator
      If a DHCP server is set up in the same broadcast domain as XClarity Administrator, use the IPv4 address that is displayed in the XClarity Administrator virtual-machine console to access XClarity Administrator using the following URL:
      https://<IPv4_address>/ui/login.html
      For example:
      https://192.0.2.10/ui/login.html
      Using a DHCP server in a different broadcast domain as XClarity Administrator
      If a DHCP server is not set up in the same broadcast domain, use the IPv6 Link-Local Address (LLA) that is displayed for eEth0 (the management network) in the XClarity Administrator virtual-machine console to access XClarity Administrator, for example:
      ------------------------------------------
      Lenovo XClarity Administrator  Version x.x.x
      ------------------------------------------
      
      eth0   flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500  metric 1
               inet 192.0.2.10  netmask 255.255.255.0  broadcast 192.0.2.55
               inet6 2001:db8:56ff:fe80:bea3  prefixlen 64   scopeid 0x20<link>
               ether 00:15:5d:0c:d1:92    txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
               RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
      
      eth1   flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500  metric 1
               inet 192.0.2.20  netmask 255.255.255.0  broadcast 192.0.2.130
               inet6 2001:db8:56ff:fe80:bea3  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
      
      ===========================================================================
      ===========================================================================
      
      You have 150 seconds to change IP settings. Enter one of the following:
        1. To set a static IP address for Lenovo XClarity virtual appliance eth0 port
        2. To use a DHCP address for Lenovo XClarity virtual appliance eth0 port
        x. To continue without changing IP settings
        ... ...
      
      Tip: The IPv6 link local address (LLA) is derived from the MAC address of the interface.
      Attention: If you are configuring XClarity Administrator remotely, you must have connectivity to the same layer 2 network. It must be accessed from a non-routed address until the initial setup is complete. Therefore, consider accessing XClarity Administrator from another VM that has connectivity to XClarity Administrator. For example, you can access XClarity Administrator from another VM on the host where XClarity Administrator is installed.
      • Firefox:

        To access the XClarity Administrator web interface from a Firefox browser, log in using the following URL. Note that brackets are required when entering IPv6 addresses.

        https://[<IPv6_LLA>/ui/login.html]

        For example, based on the previous example shown for Eth0, enter the following URL in your web browser:

        https://[fe80:21a:64ff:fe12:3456]/ui/login.html
      • Internet Explorer:

        To access the XClarity Administrator web interface from an Internet Explorer browser, log in using the following URL. Note that brackets are required when entering IPv6 addresses.

        https://[<IPv6_LLA>%25<zone_index>]/ui/login.html

        where <zone_index> is the identifier for the Ethernet adapter that is connected to the management network from the computer on which you launched the web browser. If you are using a browser on Windows, use the ipconfig command to find the zone index, which is displayed after the percent sign (%) in the Link-Local IPv6 Address field for the adapter. In the following example, the zone index is 30.

        PS C:> ipconfig
        Windows IP Configuration
        
        Ethernet adapter vEthernet (teamVirtualSwitch):
        
           Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
           Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : 2001:db8:56ff:fe80:bea3%30
           Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 192.0.2.30
           Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
        
        

        If you are using a browser on Linux, use the ifconfig command to find the zone index. You can also use the name of the adapter (typically Eth0) as the zone index.

        For example, based on the examples shown for Eth0 and the zone index, enter the following URL in your web browser:

        https://[2001:db8:56ff:fe80:bea3%2530]/ui/login.html
  2. You might receive security or certificate warnings the first time that you access Lenovo XClarity Administrator. You can ignore the warnings.

Results

The Initial Setup page is displayed.
Illustrates the Initial Setup page.

After you finish

Complete the initial setup steps to configure the XClarity Administrator (see Configuring Lenovo XClarity Administrator).