Select I/O Module Tasks → Configuration to view or change the IP configuration of the I/O modules.

  • The content of I/O-module configuration pages varies by I/O-module type. Each page displays only those settings that apply to the I/O module that is installed. Some I/O modules have additional device-specific sub-pages that provide more detailed information and configuration options. See the documentation that comes with the I/O module for device-specific information.
  • IPv6 addressing is not supported by all I/O modules.

Graphic illustrating the initial I/O module configuration page.

The I/O Module Configuration page initially displays the IPv6 support tab where you can view and change the IPv6 support state for each I/O module.

There is a tab at the top of the I/O Module Configuration page for each I/O module, indicating the bay (slot) where it is installed. Select a tab to view and change the information for an I/O module. You can also disable or enable static IPv4 and IPv6 addressing for the I/O module in this page.

Note: If the selected bay hosts the RAID SAS module, you can also select this tab to view and change the IP address, subnet mask, gateway address, and VLAN ID of the RAID controller subsystem. This feature is supported by the BladeCenter S unit.

Graphic illustrating the I/O module detailed configuration page.

When you use the management-module web interface to update an I/O-module configuration, the management-module firmware writes its settings for the I/O module only to the management-module NVRAM; it does not write its settings for the I/O module to the I/O-module NVRAM.

If the I/O module restarts when the management module is not able to apply the I/O-module IP address that is in NVRAM, the I/O module uses whatever IP address that is in the I/O module NVRAM. If the two IP addresses are not the same, you might not be able to manage the I/O module anymore. The management module cannot apply the I/O-module IP address from its NVRAM under any of the following conditions:

You must use the Telnet interface to log in to the I/O module, change the IP address to match the one that you assigned through the management module; then, save the I/O-module settings in the Telnet session (Basic Setup → Save Changes).

For I/O-module communication with a remote management station, through the management-module external Ethernet port, the I/O-module internal network interface and the management-module internal and external interfaces must be on the same subnet.

Select Advanced Configuration to view POST results, perform advanced setup tasks, restore an I/O module to the factory default values, ping an I/O module, or start a CLI/web (Telnet) session.

Note: For CLI connection to an I/O module, you must configure your browser to use the Telnet application at your host. The advanced management module does not include a Telnet applet.

If the system includes the RAID SAS module, you also can use this page to ping or establish a CLI (Telnet) session with the RAID subsystem. This feature is supported by the BladeCenter S unit.

Graphic illustrating the first half of advanced configuration for I/O module page.
Graphic illustrating the second half of advanced configuration for I/O module page.
  • The initial factory-defined user ID and password of the I/O-module firmware are as follows:
    • User ID: USERID (all capital letters)
    • Password: PASSW0RD (note the zero, not the letter O, in PASSW0RD)
  • If your I/O module supports secure web sessions and a Network Address Translation (NAT) table, these must be configured in the NAT table in the Network Protocol Configuration page.

Select Network Protocol Configuration to set the network protocol configuration for an I/O module that supports a Network Address Translation (NAT) table. Click Activate for the changes to take effect.

Graphics illustrating the AMM-authenticated network access configuration page.

If AMM-Authenticated Network Access is enabled, users can connect to a server connectivity module only after the advanced management module authenticates the web interface session login from that client. Access from this client is disabled only when the user logs out or the web interface session times out. This feature enables server connectivity module administrative access to be limited to only those users who are assigned administrative authority for the advanced management module.

If the I/O module indicates that it supports a secure web interface through SSL, the advanced management module can start an SSL session to the I/O module.

See the Installation and User's Guide for your BladeCenter unit and Configuring an I/O module for more information about basic I/O-module configuration. See the documentation that comes with the I/O module for details about the configuration and management firmware for the I/O module. Documentation for some I/O modules is on the IBM® Documentation CD for your BladeCenter unit.