Obtaining the MAC address, serial number, and host properties of the appliance

A Media Access Control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communication on the physical network segment. The serial number is on the back panel of the appliance. If you do not have easy access to the back panel, you can get the appliance’s serial number by logging on to the LOM port. You can also retrieve the parameter settings assigned to the IP addresses configured on the appliance, such as the state of ARP, ICMP, telnet, secure shell access, and dynamic routing.

To obtain the MAC address, serial number, and host properties of the appliance by using the LOM GUI

  1. In the Menu bar, click Remote Control.
  2. Under Options, click Console Redirection.
  3. Click Launch Console, and then click Yes.
  4. Type the administrator credentials.
  5. Type show interface <management_interface_id> to display the MAC address.
  6. Type show hardware to display the serial number of the appliance.
  7. Type sh nsip to display the host properties of the appliance.

To obtain the MAC address and host properties of the BMC by using the appliance shell

At the shell prompt, type:

ipmitool lan print


Set in Progress         : Set Complete
Auth Type Support       : MD2 MD5 OEM
Auth Type Enable        : Callback : MD2 MD5 OEM
                        : User     : MD2 MD5 OEM
                        : Operator : MD2 MD5 OEM
                        : Admin    : MD2 MD5 OEM
                        : OEM      :
IP Address Source       : Static Address
IP Address              :
Subnet Mask             :
MAC Address             : 00:25:90:3f:5e:d0
SNMP Community String   : public
IP Header               : TTL=0x00 Flags=0x00 Precedence=0x00 TOS=0x00
BMC ARP Control         : ARP Responses Enabled, Gratuitous ARP Disabled
Gratituous ARP Intrvl   : 0.0 seconds
Default Gateway IP      :
Default Gateway MAC     : 00:00:00:00:00:00
Backup Gateway IP       :
Backup Gateway MAC      : 00:00:00:00:00:00
802.1q VLAN ID          : Disabled
802.1q VLAN Priority    : 0
RMCP+ Cipher Suites     : 1,2,3,6,7,8,11,12,0
Cipher Suite Priv Max   : aaaaXXaaaXXaaXX
                        :     X=Cipher Suite Unused
                        :     c=CALLBACK
                        :     u=USER
                        :     o=OPERATOR
                        :     a=ADMIN
                        :     O=OEM