Device Settings

Please move to a summary page of a device you are interested in and use the action button located in the header. Ther you will find the Actions -> Edit section.

SNMP Settings

In this place you may configure SNMP protocol settings for the device. By default, the formula contains three standard configuration fields, these are:

  • SNMP Version
  • SNMP Public Community (or Security Name)
  • SNMP Private Community

In case the configuration of SNMP protocol in the device is highly advanced, you may use several additional options of SNMPv3 configuration. These are:

  • SNMPv3 security name
  • SNMPv3 security level
  • SNMPv3 authentication protocol
  • SNMPv3 authentication pass phrase
  • SNMPv3 privacy protocol
  • SNMPv3 privacy pass phrase

Once the form has been filled out and changes saved, you may now test the typed in data, press ‘Test SNMP Connection’ button. The system will check the validity of the SNMP connection basing on the following OID in a repository:

SNMP: SNMPv2-MIB::sysObjectID.0.
If the value is retrieved, the system will assume the SNMP connection is correct. In the other case, an appropriate error will be displayed.

IPMI Settings

The IPMI protocol enables remote administration, monitoring and management of server parameters through the management controller.

To configure connection to IPMI, select ‘Settings’ from the ‘Actions’ menu located in the server summary view. The setup form has several tabs, in this case you have to choose ‘IPMI Settings’.

The form consists of several fields requiring you to specify whether IPMI for a given server is enabled, as well as provide the IP address of the IPMI controller, IPMI username and password, the level of privileges and the IPMI protocol version.

The IPMI Board Type field shall specify the manufacturer of the server. Based on this field, EasyDCIM downloads the corresponding applet from the JAVA console for remote connection to the server. The default value of the IPMI Port(UDP) field is 623, while the IPMI Remote Console Port field indicates an additional port on which the remote console operates.

Once the form has been filled out and changes saved, you can now test the typed in data. To do so, press the ‘Test IPMI Connection’ button and the system will check the validity of the IPMI connection.

The form requires the following fields to be provided:

  • IPMI Enabled - define for which server IPMI protocol will be enabled
  • IPMI IP Address - set up the IP address
  • IPMI Username - provide the IPMI username
  • IPMI Password - provide IPMI user password
  • IPMI Protocol Version - this section displays the information about protocol which is running on a selected device, you can choose from 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 version
  • IPMI Proxy Server - determine the device which directs forward the set of commands concerning IPMI
  • IPMI Board Type - you have to specify the executive type, you can choose from Dell Drac, Supermicro or Generic
  • IPMI Port (UDP) - assign the port for the IpmiTool command, 623 as default
  • IPMI Remote Console Port - this port is used along with applet download for Java Console

After saving your data you may use Test IPMI Connection button which checks the connection itself by sending the command “Session Info Active”.