Web interface pages and user roles

Different user authority levels are needed to access different pages in the management-module web interface.

Some fields and selections in the management-module web interface pages can be changed or executed only by users who are assigned roles with the required level of authority for those pages. Users with the Supervisor role (command authority) for a page can change information and execute all tasks in the page. Viewing information does not require any special command authority; however, users can be assigned restricted read-only access to specific devices in the BladeCenter unit, as follows:

Table 1 lists the management-module web interface pages and the roles (command authority levels) that are required to change information in these pages. The pages and roles that are listed in this table apply only to changing the information in a page or executing a task specified in a page. Viewing the information in a page does not require any special role or command authority. In the table, each row indicates the valid user roles (command authorities) that enable a user to change the information or execute a task in that page. For example, in Table 1 executing tasks in the Blade Tasks → Power/Restart page is available to users with the Supervisor role or to users with the Blade Administration role.

Important: Make sure that the role that is set for each user is correct after you update management-module firmware, because these definitions might change between firmware versions.
Table 1. User role relationships
Page Role required to change information or execute tasks
Supervisor Chassis User Account Management Blade Server Remote Presence Chassis Operator Chassis Administration Blade Administration I/O Module Administration Chassis Log Administration Chassis Configuration Blade Configuration I/O Module Configuration
System Status
Event Log (view)
Event Log (clear or set log policy)                  
Power Management  
Hardware VPD  
Firmware VPD  
Remote Chassis                
Blade tasks
Remote Control (remote console)                  
Firmware Update                  
Advanced Configuration (blade bay data)                    
Serial Over LAN                
Open Fabric Manager                    
I/O-module tasks
Configuration (see Note 1)                  
Firmware Update                  
Storage tasks
MM control
General Settings                  
Login Profiles (account security management)                  
Alerts (see Note 2)                  
Serial Port                  
Port Assignments                  
Network Interfaces                  
Network Protocols                  
Chassis Internal Network                    
Configuration Mgmt (backup configuration to file)          
Configuration Mgmt (save configuration to BladeCenter unit)                    
Configuration Mgmt (restore)                    
Configuration Mgmt (Config Wizard)                    
File Management        
Firmware Update                  
Restart MM                  
License Manager                  
Service tools
AMM Service Data (view only)                      
Blade Service Data Only applies to some blade servers.                    
AMM Status (view only)                      
Service Advisor (see Note 4)                  
Scalable Complex                  
  1. To send ping requests to an I/O module (Advanced Management link in I/O Module Tasks → Configuration page), the I/O Module Administration, I/O Module Configuration, or I/O Module Operator role is required.
  2. For the BladeCenter T Management Module, the Supervisor or Chassis Administration role is required to reset filter detection under MM Control → Alerts.
  3. For the MM Control → Restore Defaults page, both the Chassis Administration and Chassis Configuration roles are required.
  4. To perform a Service Advisor Manual Call Home or Test Call Home, the Chassis configuration, Chassis administration, Blade configuration, Blade administration, I/O module configuration, or I/O module administration role is required.