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This procedure assumes the target 7036-P16 and the server are configured, attached to the network and the Digi RealPort® software is
installed on the server.
1. Ensure the 7036-P16 and the server are on the network, the user should ping the 7036-P16 by typing the following command:
ping -c 1 [IP address of target 7036-P16]. If the 7036-P16 responds to the ping, then it is on the network
and the user may proceed to 2. If the 7036-P16 does not respond to the ping, then the 7036-P16 is not on the network and the
user must go to the 7036-P16 IP address Configuration Procedure to perform the network configuration procedure.
2. Insure the Digi RealPort® Software is installed on the server. Type: rpm -qa | grep dgr. The response should be: dgr-
1.9.1. If there is any other response, the Digi RealPort® Software is not installed and the user should go to either the
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3. Type: dgrp_cfg_node -v init [Device ID] [IP address] [7036-P16 Port(s)] Where: [Device ID] is any two characters
that the user may wish to use to identify the target 7036-P16 [IP address] is the IP address of the target 7036-P16. [7036-P16
Port(s)] is the port number(s) being configured.
Configuration Methods Considerations
If the 7036-P16 is to be used in a network that supports Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), then the configuration will be
performed by simply connecting to the network and powering up the 7036-P16. The 7036-P16 is shipped from the factory with the
DHCP option enabled. If DHCP is not supported on the network, then the user must choose between the ARP-Ping Configuration or
the Direct Terminal Attach methods. The ARP-Ping Configuration method is recommended for the following reasons:
This method does not require the user to be in the same room as the 7036-P16.
This method does not require any extra hardware, such as a tty terminal or cabling to attach the 7036-P16 to the tty terminal.
This method works equally well for AIX and Linux installations.
This method does not require the 7036-P16 be connected into a network that supports DHCP.
ARP-Ping Network Configuration Method
1. Gather the following information:
MAC address: [MAC address] (see the MAC address label on the 7036-P16)
IP address: [IP address]
Default gateway: [IP gateway address]
Name server: [name server address]
Subnet mask: [subnet mask]
Host name: [host name]
Domain name: [domain name]
2. Connect the power cord from the 7036-P16 to a power source and power up.
3. Connect the Ethernet cable from the 7036-P16 to an Ethernet network.
4. Login into a server as root, make sure the server is on the same subnet as the 7036-P16.
5. Manually update the server's ARP table. Use the IP address and the 7036-P16's MAC address gathered in 1.
The AIX and the Linux command line entries to update the ARP table are different, use the following examples for reference
when you need to update the server's ARP table:
AIX command: arp -s ether [IP address] [MAC address]
Linux Command:arp -v -H ether -s [IP address] [MAC address]
6. Send a ping command to the 7036-P16 using the IP address. ping -c 1 [IP address]
The ping may time out before there is a response from the 7036-P16. Repeat the ping command until the 7036-P16 responds.
The ping response indicates that the IP address has been configured.
7. Telnet to the 7036-P16, use the IP address from the ping command. telnet [IP address]
8. Login to the 7036-P16 as root, use the default password dbps.
9. After login, the user may choose to change the root password. Type: newpass and follow the prompts.
10. Type: set config and press enter. This allows the user to view the current configuration.
11. Type the following commands on the 7036-P16 command line using the information gathered in
set config ip=[IP address]
set config submask=[subnet mask]
or the
Linux SuSE Installation
to complete the IP address



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