IPMI – Intelligent Platform Management Interface

Configuring an IPMI Port on a Managed System:

When you configure a port for a managed system, you select the port from a network ports list and specify the IP configuration parameters for that port. The selection of ports displayed depends on the Data Domain system selected. Some systems support one or more dedicated ports, which can be used only for IPMI traffic. Other systems support ports that can be used for both IPMI traffic and all IP traffic supported by the physical interfaces in the Hardware > Network > Interfaces view. Shared ports are not provided on systems that provide dedicated IPMI ports.

The port names in the IPMI Network Ports list use the prefix bmc, which represents baseboard management controller. To determine if a port is a dedicated port or shared port, compare the rest of the port name with the ports in the network interface list. If the rest of the IPMI port name matches an interface in the network interface list, the port is a shared port. If the rest of the IPMI port name is different from the names in the network interface list, the port is a dedicated IPMI port.

When IPMI and nonIPMI IP traffic share an Ethernet port, EMC recommends that you do not use the link aggregation feature on the shared interface because link state changes can interfere with IPMI connectivity.

The dedicated Ethernet port name is: bmc0a

An Ethernet cable attached to the LAN is connected to the shared port Each 1PM I-enabled Ethernet port s then shared both for data and normal operations and for IPMI power management and SOL access . Shared port names are: bmc-ethOl, bmc-eth02

Use the following charts to determine IPMI and SOL functions on the various Data Domain systems:

IPMI Power Control (on/off/cycle/status)

Platform Supported? (Yes or No)
DD120 Yes
DD510/530/565/580/580g Yes
DD660/690/690g Yes
DD160 Yes
DD620 Yes
DD880/880g Yes
DD640 Yes
DD670/860 Yes
DD890 Yes
DD990 Yes
DD200 No
DD410/430/460/460g/560/560g No
DD140/610/630 No
DD2500 Yes *
DD4200/4500/6200 Yes

* DD2500 requires a minimum DD OS of 5.4.0.6 or higher for IPMI support

Serial-Over-LAN Functionality

Platform Supported? (Yes or No)
DD160 Yes
DD620 Yes
DD880/880g Yes
DD640 Yes
DD670/860 Yes
DD890 Yes
DD990 Yes
DD200 No
DD410/430/460/460g/560/560g No
DD140/610/630 No
DD120 No
DD510/530/565/580/580g No
DD660/690/690g No
DD2500 Yes *
DD4200/4500/6200 Yes

* DD2500 requires a minimum DD OS of 5.4.0.6 for SOL support.

From <https://emc–c.na5.visual.force.com/apex/KB_HowTo?id=kA0700000004S0D>

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