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Logging in to the XClarity Controller

Use the information in this topic to access the XClarity Controller through the XClarity Controller web interface.

The XClarity Controller is set initially with a user name of USERID and password of PASSW0RD (with a zero, not the letter O). This default user setting has Supervisor access. Change this user name and password during your initial configuration for enhanced security. After making the change, you are unable to set PASSW0RD as the login password again.
In a Flex System, the XClarity Controller user accounts can be managed by a Flex System Chassis Management Module (CMM) and might be different than the USERID/PASSW0RD combination described above.

To access the XClarity Controller through the XClarity Controller web interface, complete the following steps:

  1. Open a web browser. In the address or URL field, type the IP address or host name of the XClarity Controller to which you want to connect.
  2. Select the desired language from the language drop-down list.

    The Login window is shown in the following illustration.

    login window
  3. Type your user name and password in the XClarity Controller Login window. If you are using the XClarity Controller for the first time, you can obtain your user name and password from your system administrator. All login attempts are documented in the event log. Depending on how your system administrator configured the user ID, you might need to enter a new password after logging in.
  4. Click Log In to start the session. The browser opens the XClarity Controller home page, as shown in the following illustration. The home page displays information about the system that the XClarity Controller manages plus icons indicating how many critical errors Critical status icon and how many warnings Warning status icon are currently present in the system.

The home page is essentially divided into two sections. The first section is the left navigation panel, which is a set of topics that allow you to perform the following actions:
  • Monitor the server status
  • Configure the server
  • Configure the XClarity Controller or BMC
  • Update the firmware
The second section is the graphical information provided to the right of the navigation panel. The modular format gives you a quick view of the server status and some quick actions that can be performed.