Viewing the configuration in a local chassis

After you change the BOFM configuration, you can view it on any of the chassis.

  1. Login to the AMM Web interface.
  2. In the left pane, under Blade Tasks, click Configuration. The Configuration page opens in the right pane. The Configuration page contains an Open Fabric Manager Parameters table. In this table, you can see the Basic BOFM overview displayed under these column headings:
    • Bay The location of the blade.
    • Blade Name The name of the blade at that bay location.
    • OFM Mode Either enabled or disabled, as defined by the BOFM configuration file.
    • Profile As defined in the configuration file.
    • System Mgmt Processor OFM Capable Displays Yes if the BMC (blade systems management processor) supports Basic BOFM and No otherwise.
    • BIOS OFM Capable Yes if the blade BIOS supports Basic BOFM and No otherwise.
      Note: This value is accurate only after the blade boots for the first time after updating the BIOS firmware.
    • OFM status If the BMC (blade systems management processor) is BOFM-capable and the blade BIOS is Basic BOFM-capable , the status is N/A (Not Applicable), until the blade is powered on for the first time after the BOFM configuration has been enabled. The status (after blade BIOS boot is completed) is: Normal, Error, or Warning. If this blade Basic BOFM mode is disabled or one of the above Basic BOFM capabilities is missing, then the status remains N/A, even after powering on the blade.
  3. If you click a blade name, you can see the detailed BOFM configuration page for that slot as was defined in the BOFM configuration file.

The Configuration page is divided into sections of device address type: Ethernet, FC, or FC target. In addition, this page displays information about whether devices (attached to this slot) support Basic BOFM and if any address type and value was consumed by any of the slot attached devices. If a Basic BOFM address was consumed, then the Address Status column is Used or Error, otherwise it is Not Used.

The Configuration page optionally displays a table of non-BOFM devices, provided there are such devices attached to the blade. This table has 3 columns: Slot offset, Port, and Address Status. If such a device (characterized by <Slot-offset , Port>) is referred to in the BOFM configuration file under this blade, the Address Status column will be flagged as Warning. Otherwise it will be flagged as N/A.

In general, the addresses that you see on the AMM Hardware VPD page are the current actual addresses. After a change to the BOFM configuration, the addresses are not updated until the next power on. To view the new Basic BOFM addresses, click Reload MAC/Unique IDs on the hardware VPD page.
Note: If the FCoE or iSCSI is enabled by the installed adapter, the addresses displayed on the AMM Hardware VPD page are the factory MAC addresses for the two storage ports. However, the BOFM MAC addresses will be applied properly.