* What is Cisco IMC (CIMC):
The Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC) is a baseboard management controller that provides embedded server management for Cisco UCS® C-Series Rack Servers and Cisco UCS S-Series Storage Servers.
It supports multiple management interfaces, including a Web User Interface (Web UI), a Command-Line Interface (CLI), and an XML API that is consistent with the one used by Cisco UCS Manager.
* Configure CIMC IP address:
Step 1: Boot the server. You will see the following screen:
Step 2: Press the “F8” key to enter the “CIMC Config”:
when you see the sreen above press F8 to enter CIMC configuration setup:
- Enable “Dedicated” NIC port mode: this will ensures that the dedicated Management Port will be used for CIMC instead of the Intel NIC at port 1.
- For “NIC redundancy” enable “None”.
Step 3: Configure CIMC static IP adress:
To configure static IP Address, enter the IP, mask and gateway for the CIMC management.
Step 4: Configure DHCP Ip address:
To configure DHCP address, just enable the “DHCP enabled” option.
Step 5: Click on “F10” key to save the configuration:
Wait for 45 seconds and refresh the configuration by pressing “F5” . Then click on “ESC” to finish the CIMC configuration.