000030824 - How to configure the Intel Remote Management Module 4 (RMM) and the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) for the RSA Authentication Manager 8.1 SecurID Appliance 250

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Article Number000030824
Applies ToRSA Product Set: SecurID
RSA Product/Service Type: SecurID Appliance
RSA Version/Condition: 8.1.0
Platform: Intel  A250
IssueOracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM or ILO) is used for controlling power and remote access to the Intel version of the A250 (or 2U) hardware RSA SecurID Appliance that hosts Authentication Manager.

With the Intel appliance, these are really Baseboard Management Controllers (BMC) for the Remote Management Module (RMM4).  While not supported by RSA because it was not QA tested, ILOM/BMC is now standard on newer Intel RSA SecurID appliance models.  Older Dell versions of the SecurID appliance had the Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC), which also was not supported by RSA.

This article is a simple example of setting up BMC remote console access.  
 

You will need physical access to the Intel appliance to connect a monitor and keyboard.






 
Tasks

New Authentication Manager 8.1 administrators should also consider enabling SSH access to eth0 in the Authentication Manager Operations Console (that is, https://<fully_qualified_domain_name_of server:7072/operations-console) under Administration > Operating System Access




As part of this process you will:
  1. Reboot the Intel-based RSA SecurID Appliance with a monitor and keyboard physically attached so you can interrupt the boot process and access the BIOS.
  2. Edit the BIOS to configure an IP address for the RMM4, using a static IP address or one provided by DHCP.  
  3. Create a user ID and password.
  4. Open a browser and go to https://<IP_address_defined_above>.    
  5. Use the RMM4/BMC user ID and password from step 3 to logon to the console to configure.
ResolutionUse the User Guide for Intel® Remote Management Module 4 (Intel® RMM4) and Integrated BMC to configure one of the LAN channels for either DHCP or static IP. See sections 4.1 on page 29 and 4.2 on page 30.
 
BIOS



Section 5 explains browser considerations for using the BMC Web Console.  Section 5.2 shows how to login to https://<IP_address>.
 
BMC logon

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