Set the network connection for the Lenovo XClarity Controller

Before you can access the Lenovo XClarity Controller over your network, you need to specify how Lenovo XClarity Controller will connect to the network. Depending on how the network connection is implemented, you might need to specify a static IP address as well.

The procedure for setting the network connection will depend on whether or not you have a video connection to the server.
  • If a monitor is attached to the server, you can use Lenovo XClarity Controller to set the network connection.

  • If no monitor attached to the server, you can set the network connection through the Lenovo XClarity Controller interface. Connect an Ethernet cable from your laptop to Lenovo XClarity Controller connector on the server.
    Note: Make sure that you modify the IP settings on the laptop so that it is on the same network as the server default settings.

    The default IPv4 address and the IPv6 Link Local Address (LLA) is provided on the Lenovo XClarity Controller Network Access label that is affixed to the Pull Out Information Tab.

Important: The Lenovo XClarity Controller is set initially with a user name of USERID and password of PASSW0RD (with a zero, not the letter O). This default user setting has Supervisor access. Change this user name and password during your initial configuration for enhanced security.

You can use the Lenovo XClarity Administrator Mobile app to connect to the Lenovo XClarity Controller interface and configure the network address. For additional information about the Mobile app, see the following site:

Lenovo XClarity Administrator Mobile app online documentation

Complete the following steps to connect the Lenovo XClarity Controller to the network using the Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager.

  1. Start the server.
  2. When you see <F1> Setup, press F1.
  3. Specify how the Lenovo XClarity Controller will connect to the network.
    • If you choose a static IP connection, make sure that you specify an IPv4 or IPv6 address that is available on the network.

    • If you choose a DHCP connection, make sure that the MAC address for the server has been configured in the DHCP server.

  4. Click OK to continue starting the server.

Enable System Management Module network connection via Lenovo XClarity Controller

If no KVM breakout module is available to access Lenovo XClarity Controller logs with, enable System Management Module network connection via XCC first. For more information, see Web interface access.