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HP MicroServer Remote Access Card

User Manual

Part Number: 664489-002
February 2013
Edition: 2


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  • Page 1: User Manual

    HP MicroServer Remote Access Card User Manual Part Number: 664489-002 February 2013 Edition: 2...
  • Page 2: Intended Audience

    © Copyright 2011, 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Operational Overview .......................... 5 Guide Overview ............................5 BMC Overview ............................5 Server management through IPMI version 2.0 compliant applications ............5 IPMI Messaging Interfaces ........................5 Sensors ..............................6 External Event Generation ........................6 LAN Messaging ............................. 6 Platform Event Filtering (PEF) and Alert Policies ..................
  • Page 4 Viewing sensor data from a web browser ..................44 Viewing sensors data from Rom-Based setup utility ................ 44 System Event Log ..........................45 Accessing the system event log from a web browser ..............46 Accessing the SEL from BIOS SETUP UTILITY ................. 46 Event Management ..........................
  • Page 5: Operational Overview

    Operational Overview Guide Overview The Remote Access Card provides multiple ways to configure, update, and operate servers remotely. This Remote Access Card User Guide describes these features and how to use them with the browser- based interface and RBSU. The SMASH CLP is designed for users who prefer a non-graphical interface. The SMASH CLP chapter describes the syntax and the ways to remote control server.
  • Page 6: Part Number

    interface provides a set of I/O mapped communications registers. The default system base address for the I/O mapped KCS Interface is 0xCA2 and is byte aligned at this system address. The KCS interface is accessible to SMS software that is running on the local system. Examples of compatible SMS software applications are as follows: IPMI version 2.0 Command Test Tool is a low-level MS-DOS command line tool that enables hex ...
  • Page 7 Key: S = authenticated session setup (correct role, username and password/key required to establish session) A = authenticated payload data supported. E = authentication and encrypted payload data supported. Charac Authentication Integrity Confidentiality Cipher teristic Suite Algorithm Algorithm(s) Algorithm(s) “no 00h, 00h, passwor RAKP-none...
  • Page 8: Platform Event Filtering (Pef) And Alert Policies

    PEF (IPMIv2.0, Chapter 17 Platform Event Filtering) will be supported to allow alerting in response to configured system events. On the HP MicroServer platform, the following event filters and alert policies will be implemented by default. Any additional filters or alert policies desired by the user must be configured using the Set PEF Configuration Parameters command discussed in Section 30.3...
  • Page 9: Bmc Setup

    BMC SETUP Quick setup To quickly setup BMC using the default settings for BMC features, follow the steps below: 1. Prepare the hardware installation — Refer to the MicroServer Remote Access Card Installation Instructions for detail 2. If you are not using dynamic IP addressing, use the BIOS RBSU to configure a static IP address (“Configuring the IP address”).
  • Page 10: Configuring The Ip Address

    4. Install a new Remote Access Card: • Align the card with the system PCIE slot • Press the card down to ensure the full connection with the board. 5. Follow the steps of installing the system tray. 6. Connect the VGA cable to the VGA port on the Remote Access Card. 7.
  • Page 11 1. Power on the server by pressing the Power on/Off button on the front panel 2. When POST prompts the message “press F10 for Rom-based setup Utility”, press the F10 key, the main screen of the BIOS Setup Utility appears 3.
  • Page 12 6. Set the “BMC LAN Configuration” to “DHCP” 7. Press the F10 key to save and exit RBSU To configure a static IP address, use the RBSU with the following procedure to disable DHCP and configure the IP address and the subnet mask: 1.
  • Page 13: Logging In To Bmc Web For The First Time

    8. Press the F10 key to save and exit RBSU. 9. With IP address, use SSH to log in to the remote management CLP, or use a web browser to access the HTML interface. Logging in to BMC Web for the first time BMC is configured with a default user name and password.
  • Page 14: Logging In To Bmc Smclp For The First Time

    For security reasons, HP recommends changing the default settings after logging in to BMC for the first time. The default values are: • User name—admin • Password—password After input the default user name and password and click “sign in”, then you will log it successfully.
  • Page 15 2. User SSH client to connect the BMC via the IP address. Enter the “Host Name” (IP address), and the “User Name” (such as admin).Then click the “Connect” button. 3. If connect OK, it will prompt “Enter Password”. And enter the password.
  • Page 16 4. Then it will login the CLP console.
  • Page 17: Configuring Bmc

    Configuring BMC BMC Firmware Update User Guide There are two methods to update BMC firmware. • Update via Web UI This method just can be used when old BMC firmware work normally and its Web UI can be login. • Update under DOS mode When BMC firmware crashes, you need to use this method to update BMC firmware.
  • Page 18 3. Then click “Upload” button then click “OK” to upload firmware 4. Update is running.
  • Page 19 5. Update is finished. Connect the Web UI again to check the current BMC firmware version.
  • Page 20: Update Bmc Firmware Under Dos Mode

    Update BMC Firmware under DOS mode 1. Prepare a bootable USB flash drive or hard drive 2. Copy the update.bat, socflash.exe, DOS4GW.EXE and the BMC firmware image (all.xxx.bin) to the USB flash drive or hard drive. Make sure they are in the same folder/directory. 3.
  • Page 21 4. Update is running…. 5. Update is finished.
  • Page 22: Update Firmware Under Windows

    6. Connect the Web UI to check the current BMC firmware version. Update Firmware under Windows 1. Copy the "socflash.exe", "update.bat", the BMC firmware image (all.xxx.bin) and corresponding driver(x86 and x64) into the same directory under Windows.
  • Page 23 2. Click update.bat to update firmware. 3. Connect the Web UI to check the current BMC firmware version.
  • Page 24: Update Firmware Under Linux

    Update Firmware under Linux 1. Copy the BMC firmware image (all.xxx.bin) and all files in “Linux” folder (socflash/Linux) into the same directory under Linux 2. Click “update.bat” under Linux and then click “Run in Terminal”...
  • Page 25 3. Update is running….. 4. Connect the Web UI to check the current BMC firmware version.
  • Page 26: User Account And Access

    User account and access The Server supports three accounts types: User, Administrator and Operator. Different account types have different levels of permissions to view and control features. Administrator User Account is a user privilege that allows you to add, modify, and delete local BMC user accounts. It also allows you to alter privileges for all users, including granting all permissions to yourself.
  • Page 27: Using Remote Access Card

    Include four fields to allow view or set the network security values Security Enable to create a certificate Configuration request and import a certificate HP ProLiant to support SSL connections. MicroServer Users Displays all user information Remote Access and add a new user...
  • Page 28: Properties

    messages that it receives Trap Settings Enables you to specify destination addresses, and enable/disable SNMP alerts Email Settings Allows to enable email alert and specify email address to receive alert message Virtual KVM & Accesses virtual media or the Virtual Media remote graphic console Properties This section provides current Firmware Version.
  • Page 29 Network Interface Card Settings NIC Selection enables to select which LAN port to use. The default value is “dedicated”.  MAC Address identifies this unique device on the network  Auto Negotiation toggles on/off the auto negotiation of the connection speed and duplex mode. ...
  • Page 30 IPV4 Settings Use DHCP: DHCP Server is the IP address of the DHCP server. This field cannot be assigned. It is  received from DHCP if DHCP is enabled. Subnet Mask: Use the subnet mask parameter to identify the subnet mask for the IPMI Port. ...
  • Page 31 IP Address 2: Specifies the additional IPv6 address for the ProLiant MicroServer NIC if one is  available. Use DHCP to obtain DNS Server address: Obtain the DNS server name (such as www.hp.com)  from DHCP IPV6 Sever when DHCP and DNS of the server are configured properly.
  • Page 32: Network Security

    Network Security This page includes four fields for network security values. If you have the Administrator or Operator privilege level, you can modify the values and click the apply changes button to execute the change. The new values are available to the firewall immediately, but may not be utilized until the next security event occurs.
  • Page 33 3. On the open dialog window, click “save” button to save file on your local system 4. Open the file csr.txt and copy the request number. 5. Build the CSR with Microsoft Certificate service or other OpenSSL tools to generate the certificate. 6.
  • Page 34 7. Submit a certificate request by using a base-64-encoded CMC or PKCS #10 file, or submit a renewal request by using a base-64-encoded PKCS #7 file. 8. Copy the text from cert.txt and paste in to the form, then click “Submit” button.
  • Page 35 9. The certificate will be pending. 10. Open “Certification Authority” by clicking start->Programs->Administrative Tools->Certification Authority, the certificate you requested will be displayed in Issued Certificate item...
  • Page 36 11. Open the requested certificate and select Details tab, then click “Copy to File” button. 12. Select the format as “Base-64 encoded X.509(.CER)” and click next.
  • Page 37 13. Specify the path and the file name, and then click next button. 14. Click “Finish” button, the certificate has been exported successfully.
  • Page 38: Users

    15. Upload certificate to BMC 16. Click “Upload Server Certificate” button to upload certificate Users This page displays all user information and configuration. With Administrator privilege level, you can click any User ID number in the Users list to add a user or change the settings, then click Refresh button to refresh the User list...
  • Page 39: Services

    To add a user: 1. On the main menu navigation bar, click configuration -> Users. 2. Click any user ID number in the user ID column, Select enable user, enter the user name in the user name field password Enter in the new password and confirm new password fields 5.
  • Page 40: Ipmi

    HTTP Port (Decimal number only) used by the embedded software that listens for a server  connection. The default value is 80. HTTPS Port (Decimal number only) used by the embedded software that listens for a secure server  connection. The default value is 443. Timeout is the time that a connection is allowed to remain idle (60 to 10800 seconds).
  • Page 41: Sessions

    Enable “IPMI Over LAN” by checking the box. Disable “IPMI Over LAN” by un-checking the box.  Channel Privilege Level Limit is the maximum privilege level that can be accepted on the LAN  channel (Administrator, Operator or User). Encryption Key allows from 0 to 20 two-digit Hex characters and no spaces. ...
  • Page 42: Update

    Update Preparation before online firmware flashing 1. Remote Access Card correctly installed in the connectors on the system board 2. Download the latest firmware version from website and save it on your local system. 3. The remote system needs to connect with network. Start to update firmware of Remote Access Card Following procedures are used to update firmware 1.
  • Page 43: Utilities

    4. Click the Upload button. If the file is valid, all other sessions will be terminated and the image upload will begin. If the upload fails, a message will notify you to upload another file. For a successful upload, the current firmware version and the version of the new file will be displayed, as well as the Preserve Configuration checkbox, Update button and Cancel button.
  • Page 44: Thermal

    Thermal The Server provide the monitoring of the current major sensors status, including system temperature and system fan. You can view the data for this feature on the Thermal Page through a web browser or through the BIOS Setup Utility. Viewing sensor data from a web browser To access this page from a web browser, on the main menu navigation bar, click Thermal.
  • Page 45: System Event Log

    3. Press the down arrow (↓) key to scroll to “IPMI Configuration”. Press the Enter key. 4. Press the down arrow (↓) key to scroll to “System Temperature Configuration”. Press the Enter key. The system temperature sensors will be displayed. 5.
  • Page 46: Accessing The System Event Log From A Web Browser

    Accessing the system event log from a web browser To access this page from a web browser, on the main menu navigation bar, click system event log. The system event log screen displays a snapshot of each system event, including the date/ time of the event occurred, severity of each event and brief description.
  • Page 47: Event Management

    Event Management Platform Events Platform Event Filtering (PEF) provides a mechanism for configuring the BMC to taking selected actions on event messages that it receives. These actions include operations such as reboot, Power Cycle, Power off, as well as triggering the generation of an alert. The event messages can be selected are Fan Critical Assert, Temperature Critical assert and Temperature Warning Assert Filter.
  • Page 48: Trap Settings

    Trap Settings The trap setting configuration screen enables you to specify destination addresses, and enable/disable SNMP alerts, the event traps can issue an alert if an authentication failure occurs. Enable-- Enables or disables IPv4/IPV6 destination addresses  IPv4 Destination—Specifies where to send the PET trap from the destinations your defined Note ...
  • Page 49: Vkvm & Vmedia

    Start a Virtual KVM Session. To start a virtual KVM session, using a web browser: 1. Download the recommended JVM from HP website and install on the client system. Please refer to “JVM Support”. 2. The default setting of vKVM is disabled.
  • Page 50 3. Check the “Enabled” item, and click the “Apply Changes” button. 4. Click “Launch KVM Viewer” to start a KVM session.
  • Page 51 There are five different menu bars in virtual KVM session window: File, View, Macros, Tools and Help. File--- Including two submenus Capture/Exit.  The capture to file is used to capture an image and allows saving the file to a specified location ...
  • Page 52: Using Virtual Media Configuration

    Start a Virtual Media session To start a virtual Media session, using a web browser: 1. Download the recommended JVM from HP website and install on the client system. Please refer to “JVM Support”. 2. Click “Launch VM viewer button.”...
  • Page 53 3. The virtual media sessions will start according the device on your client (USB key, floppy etc.). Sharing a virtual media device (Floppy) Prepare the media you want to add, take floppy device as example. Insert floppy disk in your local system.
  • Page 54 The virtualized drive appears in remote system as a real drive with a new drive letter. Adding the ISO image 1. Start a virtual Media session and click the Add Image button 2. On the open dialog window, select the ISO image file in your local system and click open button.
  • Page 55: Using Bmc Smclp

    3. Select the mapped checkbox for the ISO Image Note: If you want to read only the ISO image, please select read only checkbox before it is mapped. The ISO Image file is available in remote system Using BMC SMCLP The SMASH CLP is designed for users who prefer a non-graphical interface.
  • Page 56: Get Cpu/Memory Info

    The “verbs” shows the all the supported verbs under current directory. And “targets” show all the directories under current directory. Use “cd target” command, you can enter the existent directory. Use “cd ..” you can return parent directory Get CPU/Memory Info Enter /admin1/system1/cpu1, and you can get CPU info with “show “verb.
  • Page 57 Enter /admin1/system1/memory1, and you can get memory info with “show “verb.
  • Page 58: Get Thermal Reading/Get Fan Speed Reading

    Get Thermal Reading/Get Fan Speed Reading There are three thermal sensors and one fan sensors. The relations between the sensors and SMCLP target as below: “numericsensor1” is the target of “CPU_THERMAL” sensor. “numericsensor2” is the target of “NB_THERMAL” sensor. “numericsensor3” is the target of “AMBIENT_THERMAL” sensor. “numericsensor4”...
  • Page 61: Get Fan Status

    Get Fan Status The target “fan1” can show fan status. When fan works OK, it will show status (OK). When fan fails, it can report the fan fail status. As below: When fan status is OK, When fan is failure,...
  • Page 62: Smclp Power Control Function

    SMCLP Power Control Function Under “system1”, it has the verbs ”start”, “stop” and “reset”. “start” can power on the server, when the server in standby. “stop” can power off the server, when the server in working. “reset” can hard reset the server.
  • Page 63: Frequently Asked Questions (Faq)

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Recovering a BMC username and password BMC supports the IPMI command “Set User Password”. So when forgetting user name or password, you can use IPMI command to get the username and reset the user password under DOS or Linux. Example, There is a default user “admin”...
  • Page 64: Verifying That The Bmc Firmware Is Functioning

    About how to get ipmitool, please review “IPMI Messaging interface”. Verifying that the BMC firmware is functioning Open the front panel of the server chassis, and check the heartbeat LED (CR1, which location is near the “Aspeed” chipset) on the Remote Access Card. Normally, it should blink with one second interval.
  • Page 65: Troubleshooting Bmc

    Troubleshooting BMC Heartbeat LED Indicator The Heartbeat LED (CR1, which location is near the “Aspeed” chipset) is used to indicate whether the BMC work normally or not. When BMC firmware works normally, it should blink with one second interval. Otherwise, the BMC firmware should be in ill. When encounter this failure, you should remove the server power and reboot the server (unplug the server power cable, and then plug it again) to let BMC reboot.
  • Page 66: Jvm Support

    JVM Support When you want to use the function vKVM or vMedia, please make sure that JVM is installed on your client. Please see this HP website for the download link. Login Issues Use the following information when attempting to resolve login issues: Try the default login, which is located on the network settings tag.
  • Page 67: Proxy Server Issues

    Proxy server issues If the Web browser software is configured to use a proxy server, it will not connect to the BMC IP address. To resolve this issue, configure the browser not to use the proxy server for the IP address of BMC.
  • Page 68: Glossary

    Glossary Baseboard Management Controller Command Line Protocol Domain Name System Graphical user interface. Internet Protocol IPMI Intelligent Platform Management Interface Keyboard Controller Style Keyboard, Video, and Mouse Local Area Network Light-Emitting Diode Media Access Control NVRAM Non Volatile Memory PCIE PCI Express POST Power On Self Test...

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