Before you start, please fill out the attached IP chart and respond to your commissioning ticket with the completed form. If you’re currently unable to connect the systems to the network they will ultimately reside on, reach out to EditShare Support, though this will likely result in delaying the commissioning until your infrastructure is setup.
For the EditShare team to gain access to the systems which will be commissioned, we need you to either
- Establish iLO connectivity and provide us with those IPs and credentials or
- For you to have already setup the network settings in the Network Connectivity section of the Control Panel on the server’s desktop.
You can configure both of those if you’d like, but only one is required as access either way will allow us to take it from there.
In order to provide access to the new systems, after racking the equipment and connecting the power, connect all network cables to the respective switch and servers. This will likely be 3 separate connections on most systems:
- 2 cables for bonded network connectivity (though bonds are not required) and
- 1 cable connected to the system’s iLO console.
On most systems the 10GB (or greater) NICs will be on a separate card while the 1GB NICs will be the ones connected directly to the motherboard. The iLO interface will be a single NIC port, usually above USB ports.
If you are using a bonded connection which switch configuration required (mode 2 or mode 4) please configure the switch-side settings first. If you just want it to be a mode 6 (ALB) bond, no switch configuration is needed. It’s ok for the servers and iLO IPs to be on the same network.
If you have networking questions regarding the servers, please reach out on the commissioning ticket.
If you’re plugging the iLO connection to a switch which provides DHCP addresses, you can simply supply us with the IP it assigns it (visible as the BMCI IP when booting) along with the iLO credentials on the label on top of the server. If the switch you connect the iLO port to does not provide DHCP addresses and you are planning on just configuring iLO and letting EditShare do the rest, please follow these directions for how to setup the iLO IP.
If you’re going to setup the server’s network settings through the EditShare UI, you don’t need to set the iLO IP as we can set it according to the information you provide us.
If you’re going to setup the server’s network settings through the Network Configurator tool, after connecting the network cables to your system, boot it up and log into the Desktop. The default credentials are user: editshare password: changeme0479.
From the server’s desktop, select “Control Panel” in the upper left-hand corner and then choose “Network Configurator.”
Refer to the Editshare Admin Guide for Creating a Bond. Available for download updates.editshare.com
If you’re setting up a bond, first choose the “bond” option at the top of the screen, choose the interfaces you want to bond together and choose the bond type which is going to be used. If you have not configured bond settings on the switch, you should choose mode 6/ALB. After you create the bond, select it in the upper left-hand corner of the Network Configurator tool and fill in the necessary network information. Also select the MTU size. We recommend 9000 MTU (jumbo frames) though if your infrastructure is not set to pass jumbo frames, you should choose 1500 instead.
Please inform us what network configuration you’ve already done so we know how we’ll be accessing your system.
We’ll then need a remote connection (support.editshare.com) to a workstation which has access to either the network the iLO IPs or the servers themselves are on (depending on what you configured).
If you have questions about this, please reach out on the commissioning ticket for your system.
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