Enabling management channel auto-discovery

This topic discusses how to enable and disable management channel auto-discovery (MCAD) for the BladeCenter unit.

From the Blade Configuration page (see Configuration), you can enable or disable MCAD. The default setting for the MCAD feature is disabled.

Note: MCAD enablement is only available for MCAD-capable blade servers.

To enable or disable MCAD, complete the following steps:

  1. In the navigation pane, click Blade Tasks → Configuration.
  2. Select the to the Management Network tab. A page similar to the one in the following illustration is displayed.
    Graphic illustrating the management network configuration.
  3. Select Enabled or Disabled in the Enable management network auto-discovery field to specify whether you want the management communications channel to be controlled by the blade server iBMC.