Configuring Ethernet over USB

Use the information in this topic to control the Ethernet over USB interface used for in-band communication between the server and the XClarity Controller.

Click Network under BMC Configuration to view or modify the XClarity Controller Ethernet over USB settings.

The Ethernet over USB is used for in-band communications to the XClarity Controller. Click the check box to enable or disable the Ethernet over USB interface.
Important: If you disable the Ethernet over USB, you cannot perform an in-band update of the XClarity Controller firmware or server firmware using the Linux or Windows flash utilities.
Select the method that The XClarity Controller uses to assign addresses to the endpoints of the Ethernet over USB interface.
Note:
  1. The OS IP configuration settings is not used to set the OS IP address of Ethernet Over USB interface, but is used to notify BMC that OS IP address of Ethernet over USB has changed.

  2. Before you configure three IP settings for Ethernet over USB, you need to manually configure the OS IP address of Ethernet over USB interface in your local operating system.

Mapping of external Ethernet port numbers to Ethernet over USB port numbers is controlled by clicking the Enable external Ethernet to Ethernet over USB port forwarding checkbox and completing the mapping information for ports you wish to have forwarded from the management network interface to the server.