This section describes how to set the Prime Infrastructure appliance.
Attach a keyboard and monitor to the USB ports on the rear panel
of the appliance or by using a KVM cable and connector to access the appliance
Power on the appliance.
To set up CIMC press F8 to enter the CIMC configuration utility
and continue with Step 3 to Step 11. Continue with Step 12 in case you do not
wish to configure CIMC.
You might need to press the function keys (F8, F6 and F2) more
than once until the system responds. If you do not press F8 quickly enough you
may enter the EFI shell. Press Ctrl, Alt, Del to reboot the system and press F8
The Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) is the
management service that you use to remotely access, configure, administer, and
monitor the Prime Infrastructure server.
In the Configuration Utility window, change the following fields
DHCP—Disable DHCP if enabled.
CIMC IP—Enter the IP address of the CIMC.
Prefix/Subnet—Enter the subnet of the CIMC.
Gateway—Enter the Gateway address.
Pref DNS Server—Enter the preferred DNS server address.
Press F1 to specify additional settings.
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Make the following changes on the Additional Settings window:
Enter a hostname for CIMC.
Turn off Dynamic DNS.
Enter the admin password. If you leave the password field
blank, the default password is
F10 to save the settings.
Press escape to exit and reboot the server.
For remote management move to current step 7.
After the settings are saved, open a browser and enter the
is the IP address that you entered in Step 3 above.
Log in to CIMC web interface using the following credentials:
Password—the password configured in Step 6
You will be prompted to reset the password if you did not change
the default password in Step 6.
Improve Performance on Physical Appliances
For better performance on the Prime Infrastructure Physical Appliance (Gen 2) / DNAC Appliance, make sure you configure the
virtual drive Write Policy to Write Back Good BBU. To configure the virtual drive Write Policy, follow these steps:
Launch the CIMC web interface.
Click the Storage tab, click on the SAS Modular Controller name, click the Virtual Drive Info tab, select the Virtual Drive and then click Edit Virtual Drive.
OK on the dialog box that appears.
In the Write Policy field, select Write Back Good BBU fro the drop-down, then click Save Changes.
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