Set the network connection for the BMC
You can use the ThinkSystem System Manager (TSM), a Web-based interface, to access the baseboard management controller (BMC) over your network. Before you access the BMC, you need to specify how the BMC will connect to the network.
Obtaining the IP address for the BMC
By default, the BMC will automatically search the DHCP server on the network to obtain an assigned IP address.
Connect an Ethernet cable from the network to the BMC management Ethernet connector. If the management connector is unavailable, connect the server to the network through one of the Ethernet connectors on the OCP NIC adapter. For the location of the two types of connectors, see Rear view.
Attach a monitor to the server.
Power on the server. The BMC IP address is displayed on the welcome page.
Start the server. When you see <F1> System Setup, press F1 to open Setup Utility.
Go to. Specify a static IP address for the BMC.
Logging into ThinkSystem System Manager
After acquiring BMC IP address, you can log in to the ThinkSystem System Manager over your network to manage the BMC.
- Enter the BMC IP address in the Web browser. The login page is displayed.NoteThinkSystem System Manager is accessible through standard Web browsers with HTTPS. For secure connection,
ThinkSystem System Manager only supports HTTPS access. For example, enter https://BMC IP address in the Web browser.
- On the login page, select the language, and enter the user name and password. The default user name and password for ThinkSystem System Manager are:
User name: USERID
Password: PASSW0RD (with a zero, not the letter O)
The default password must be changed during your initial login.