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Cisco Integrated Management Controller – CIMC configuration (step by step)

* 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.

That’s it.




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