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.
If a monitor is attached to the server, you can use Lenovo XClarity Controller to set the network connection.
If you are using the Lenovo XClarity Administrator Mobile app from a mobile device, you can connect to the Lenovo XClarity Controller through the Lenovo XClarity Controller USB connector on the front of the server.NoteThe
Lenovo XClarity Controller USB connector mode must be set to manage the Lenovo XClarity Controller (instead of normal USB mode). To switch from normal mode to Lenovo XClarity Controller management mode, hold the blue ID button on the front panel for at least 3 seconds until its LED flashes slowly (once every couple of seconds).To connect using the Lenovo XClarity Administrator Mobile app:
Connect the USB cable of your mobile device to the Lenovo XClarity Administrator USB connector on the front panel.
On your mobile device, enable USB tethering.
On your mobile device, launch the Lenovo XClarity Administrator mobile app.
If automatic discovery is disabled, click Discovery on the USB Discovery page to connect to the Lenovo XClarity Controller.
For more information about using the Lenovo XClarity Administrator Mobile app, see:
Complete the following steps to connect the Lenovo XClarity Controller to the network using the Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager.
- Start the server.
- When you see <F1> Setup, press F1 to open up the Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager
- Go to Lenovo XClarity Controller will connect to the network. to specify how the
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.
- Click OK to continue starting the server.