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

Note: 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.

Graphic illustrating the I/O module configuration page.

Select Configuration. Links to the configuration section for each I/O module are at the top of the page.

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 enable external management, ping an I/O module, configure other advanced I/O-module settings, return an I/O module to the default configuration, and start the configuration and management firmware that might be in an I/O module.

  • 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 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 Network Address Translation (NAT) table in the Network Protocol Configuration page.

Graphic illustrating 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.

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.