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Accessing the IMM2 web interface

The information in this topic explains how to access the IMM2 web interface.

The IMM2 supports static and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) IPv4 addressing. The default static IPv4 address assigned to the IMM2 is The IMM2 is initially configured to attempt to obtain an address from a DHCP server, and if it cannot, it uses the static IPv4 address.

The IMM2 also supports IPv6, but the IMM2 does not have a fixed static IPv6 IP address by default. For initial access to the IMM2 in an IPv6 environment, you can either use the IPv4 IP address or the IPv6 link-local address. The IMM2 generates a unique link-local IPv6 address, which is shown in the IMM2 web interface on the Network Interfaces page. The link-local IPv6 address has the same format as the following example.
When you access the IMM2, the following IPv6 conditions are set as default:
  • Automatic IPv6 address configuration is enabled.
  • IPv6 static IP address configuration is disabled.
  • DHCPv6 is enabled.
  • Stateless auto-configuration is enabled.

The IMM2 provides the choice of using a dedicated systems-management network connection (if applicable) or one that is shared with the server. The default connection for rack-mounted and tower servers is to use the dedicated systems-management network connector.

The dedicated systems-management network connection on some systems is provided through the Network Controller Sideband Interface (NCSI) instead of its own physical layer and is limited to the 10/100 speed of the sideband interface. For information and any limitations on the implementation of the management port on your system, see your system documentation.

A dedicated systems-management network port might not be available on your server. If your hardware does not have a dedicated network port, the shared setting is the only IMM2 setting available.