Product Documentation

Lights Out Management Port of the SD-WAN WAN OP 4000/5000 Appliance

Aug 09, 2017

The SD-WAN 4000/5000 appliances have an Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), also known as the Lights out Management (LOM), port on the front panel of the appliance. By using the LOM, you can remotely monitor and manage the appliance, independently of the SD-WAN 4000/5000 software. You can remotely change the IP address, perform different power operations, and obtain health monitoring information of the appliance by connecting to the appliance through the LOM port.

By connecting the LOM port over a dedicated channel that is separate from the data channel, you can make sure that connectivity to the appliance is maintained even if the data network is down.

Accessing the LOM Port by using a Web Browser

By using a web browser you can remotely log on to the LOM port to obtain information about the appliance and perform different operations on the appliance.

To access the LOM by using a web browser

  1. In a web browser, type the IP address of the LOM port. For initial configuration, type the port’s default address: http://192.168.1.3
  2. In the User Name box, type nsroot.
  3. In the Password box, type nsroot.

Configuring the LOM Port

You can use the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), also known as the Lights Out Management (LOM) port, to remotely monitor and manage the appliance, independently of the NetScaler software. For initial configuration of the lights-out management (LOM) port, connect to the port's default IP address and change it to the address that you want to use for remote monitoring and management. Also specify the administrator credentials and the network settings.

Note: The LEDs on the LOM port are unoperational by design.

To configure the NetScaler LOM Port

  1. Connect the LOM port to a management workstation or network.
  2. In a web browser, type: http://192.168.1.3.
    Note: The NetScaler LOM port is preconfigured with the IP address 192.168.1.3 and subnet mask 255.255.255.0.
  3. In the User Name box, type nsroot.
  4. In the Password box, type nsroot.
  5. On the Configuration tab, click Network and type values for the following parameters:
    • IP Address—IP address of the LOM port.
    • Subnet Mask—Subnet mask used to define the subnet of the LOM port.
    • Default Gateway—IP address of the router that connects the LOM port to the network.
  6. Click Save.

Power Cycling the Appliance

You can remotely turn off the appliance and turn it back on. The result is similar to pressing the power button on the back panel of the appliance for less than two seconds.

To power cycle the appliance

  1. In a web browser, type the IP address of the LOM port.
  2. In the User Name and Password boxes, type the administrator credentials.
  3. In the Menu bar, click Remote Control.
  4. Under Options, click Power Control, and then click Power Cycle System.
  5. Click Perform Action.

Accessing the Appliance by using the Access Console

The LOM port allows you to remotely access and manage the appliance by logging on to a redirected console.

To access the appliance by using the access console

  1. In a web browser, type the IP address of the LOM port.
  2. In the User Name and Password boxes, type the administrator credentials.
  3. In the Menu bar, click Remote Control.
  4. Under Options, click Console Redirection.
  5. Click Launch Console, and then click Yes.
  6. Type the administrator credentials for the appliance.

Obtaining Health Monitoring Information

You can log on to the LOM port to view the health information about the appliance. All system sensor information, such as system temperature, CPU temperature, status of fan and power supplies, appears on the sensor readings page.
To obtain health monitoring information
  1. In a web browser, type the IP address of the LOM port.
  2. In the User Name and Password boxes, type the administrator credentials.
  3. In the Menu bar, click System Health.
  4. Under Options, click Sensor Readings.

Power Control Operations using the LOM Port

You can remotely perform different power control operations, such as restarting the appliance, performing a graceful shutdown, and performing a forced shutdown, by using the LOM port.

To perform power control operations

  1. In a web browser, log on to the LOM port by using the administrator credentials.
  2. In the Menu bar, click Remote Control.
  3. Under Options, click Power Control, and then select one of the following options:
    • Reset System—Restart the appliance.
    • Power Off System – Immediate—Disconnect power to the appliance without shutting down the appliance.
    • Power On System—Turn on the appliance.
    • Power Cycle System—Turn off the appliance, and then turn it back on.
  4. Click Perform Action.