Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller GUI Configuration Guide, Release 1.3
Configuring Communication Services
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Configuring Communication Services

Configuring Communication Services

This chapter includes the following sections:

Configuring HTTP

Before You Begin

You must log in as a user with admin privileges to perform this task.

Procedure
    Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
    Step 2   On the Admin tab, click Communications Services.
    Step 3   In the HTTP Properties area, update the following properties:
    Name Description

    HTTP/S Enabled check box

    Whether HTTP and HTTPS are enabled on the CIMC.

    HTTP Port field

    The port to use for HTTP communication. The default is 80.

    HTTPS Port field

    The port to use for HTTPS communication. The default is 443

    Session Timeout field

    The number of seconds to wait between HTTP requests before the CIMC times out and terminates the session.

    Enter an integer between 60 and 10,800. The default is 1,800 seconds.

    Max Sessions field

    The maximum number of concurrent HTTP and HTTPS sessions allowed on the CIMC.

    This value may not be changed.

    Active Sessions field

    The number of HTTP and HTTPS sessions currently running on the CIMC.

    Step 4   Click Save Changes.

    Configuring SSH

    Before You Begin

    You must log in as a user with admin privileges to configure SSH.

    Procedure
      Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
      Step 2   On the Admin tab, click Communications Services.
      Step 3   In the SSH Properties area, update the following properties:
      Name Description

      SSH Enabled check box

      Whether SSH is enabled on the CIMC.

      SSH Port field

      The port to use for secure shell access. The default is 22.

      SSH Timeout field

      The number of seconds to wait before the system considers an SSH request to have timed out.

      Enter an integer between 60 and 10,800. The default is 1,800 seconds.

      Max Sessions field

      The maximum number of concurrent SSH sessions allowed on the CIMC.

      This value may not be changed.

      Active Sessions field

      The number of SSH sessions currently running on the CIMC.

      Step 4   Click Save Changes.

      Configuring IPMI

      IPMI Over LAN

      IPMI defines the protocols for interfacing with a service processor embedded in a server platform. This service processor is called a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) and resides on the server motherboard. The BMC links to a main processor and other on-board elements using a simple serial bus.

      During normal operations, IPMI lets a server operating system obtain information about system health and control system hardware. For example, IPMI enables the monitoring of sensors, such as temperature, fan speeds and voltages, for proactive problem detection. If server temperature rises above specified levels, the server operating system can direct the BMC to increase fan speed or reduce processor speed to address the problem.

      Configuring IPMI over LAN

      Configure IPMI over LAN when you want to manage the CIMC with IPMI messages.

      Before You Begin

      You must log in as a user with admin privileges to configure IPMI over LAN.

      Procedure
        Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
        Step 2   On the Admin tab, click Communications Services.
        Step 3   In the IPMI over LAN Properties area, update the following properties:
        Name Description

        Enabled check box

        Whether IPMI access is allowed on this server.

        Privilege Level Limit drop-down list

        The highest privilege level that can be assigned to an IPMI session on this server. This can be:

        • read-only—IPMI users can view information but cannot make any changes. If you select this option, IPMI users with the "Administrator", "Operator", or "User" user roles can only create read-only IPMI sessions, regardless of their other IPMI privileges.
        • user—IPMI users can perform some functions but cannot perform administrative tasks. If you select this option, IPMI users with the "Administrator" or "Operator" user role can create user and read-only sessions on this server.
        • admin—IPMI users can perform all available actions. If you select this option, IPMI users with the "Administrator" user role can create admin, user, and read-only sessions on this server.

        Encryption Key field

        The IPMI encryption key to use for IPMI communications.

        Step 4   Click Save Changes.

        Configuring SNMP Properties

        Before You Begin

        You must log in as a user with admin privileges to perform this task.

        Procedure
          Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
          Step 2   On the Admin tab, click Communications Services.
          Step 3   In the Communications Services pane, click the SNMP tab.
          Step 4   In the SNMP Properties area, update the following properties:
          Name Description

          Enabled check box

          Whether this server sends SNMP traps to the designated host.

          SNMP Port field

          The port the server uses to communicate with the SNMP host.

          This value cannot be changed.

          Access Community String field

          The default SNMP v1 or v2c community name or SNMP v3 username CIMC includes on any trap messages it sends to the SNMP host.

          Enter a string up to 18 characters.

          System Contact field

          The system contact person responsible for the SNMP implementation.

          Enter a string up to 254 characters, such as an email address or a name and telephone number.

          System Location field

          The location of the host on which the SNMP agent (server) runs.

          Enter a string up to 254 characters.

          Step 5   Click Save Changes.

          What to Do Next

          Configure SNMP trap settings as described in Configuring SNMP Trap Settings.