Network Protocols

Select MM Control → Network Protocols to view or change the settings for standard network protocols.

The following illustration shows network protocol settings for an advanced management module.

Graphic illustrating the management module network protocols page.

Click View Configuration Summary to display the configuration settings for all BladeCenter® users and components.

Select Network Protocols to view or change the settings for SNMP, DNS, SMTP, LDAP, and SLP. You can enable or disable and set the timeout intervals for the Telnet and TCP interfaces. For an advanced management module, you also can configure the FTP, TFTP, Syslog, and SMASH settings and enable or disable each of the management interfaces (management-module web interface, command-line interface, TCP, and SNMP).

SLP provides a broadcast-based mechanism to query the status of advanced management modules on the network. An advanced management module uses results of these queries to display Remote BladeCenter unit status.

The syslog protocol provides a method for the advanced management module to send event-log messages over the network to one or two syslog collectors. This is useful because the advanced management module event log has a limited capacity and when it is full, it wraps, and the oldest entries are overwritten. By configuring syslog collectors, you prevent the loss of any event history. See Enabling Syslog for details about configuring the syslog feature and generating test messages.

Note: For an advanced management module, the Telnet interface and SMASH command-line processor also can be enabled or disabled through SNMP and the management-module command-line interface. See the BladeCenter Advanced Management Module Command-Line Interface Reference Guide or the IBM SMASH Proxy Installation and User's Guide for more information.

Some of the network protocol settings are used during SNMP, SMTP, and LDAP configuration. See Configuring SNMP, Configuring SMTP, and Configuring LDAP for additional information.