000029072 - Configuring the RSA Authentication Manager 8.1 Intel hardware appliance Remote Management Module (RMM4)

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Article Number000029072
Applies ToRSA Product Set: SecurID
RSA Product/Service Type: SecurID Appliance
RSA Version/Condition: 8.1
IssueThis article provides information on configuring the Intel Remote Management Module (RMM4) for administering the RSA SecurID Appliance A130 (Sika) running Authentication Manager 8.1.
Please note this information is only supplied for customer convenience, RSA does not provide support for the configuration, troubleshooting or use of the RMM4.  Please refer to the Intel Remote Management Module 4 and Integrated BMC Web Console User Guide Revision 2.8 (July 2014) for product documentation.
TasksBefore beginning, make sure you are using connecting to an Intel A130 hardware appliance.  Dell hardware appliances use the Dell Remote Access Controller (DRAC).  For information on configuring the DRAC for an RSA SecurID Appliance A250 see please refer to this article.
The RMM4 device is housed inside of the Authentication Manager appliance. It has its own network interface, and needs it's own name and IP address that are different than any of the interfaces used by the Authentication Manager Appliance or any other systems.  First, determine the RMM4's fully-qualified hostname (which must be all in lower case), the IP address, the subnet mask and the default gateway.
Next,

  1. Configure DNS and reverse DNS for the fully-qualified hostname and IP address for the RMM4.
  2. Install a recent version of Java on your desktop, and configure your browser to use it.
  3. Configure Java to trust the fully-qualified hostname that you will use for the RMM4, also configure your browser to trust this FQHN.
  4. If there are any firewalls between the system with the browser and the system with the RMM4, configure them to allow https traffic.  
  5. Download and read the most recent Intel RMM4 guide.
  6. Connect the RMM4 management port to an appropriate network connection.
  7. Connect a keyboard and monitor directly to the appliance console.
  8. Power on the appliance. During POST, use  F2 to get into BIOS setup mode.
  9. When prompted to enter a password, use the default password of rsabios.
 
Resolution     1.  In the BIOS management screen, go to Server Management.
     2.  Scroll down to BMC LAN Configuration.
     3.  Scroll down to the section for Intel (R) RMM4 LAN Configuration.  The default settings are as follows: 
IP source  [Static]
IP Address      192.168.1.1
Subnet mask     255.255.255.0
Gateway IP      0.0.0.0 
User ID     [anonymous]
Privilege   [Administrator]
User status [Disabled]         
User Name   anonymous
User password       (This entry will be blank but the password is admin)

     4.  Set the appropriate network settings for your environment.  The user settings also need to be configured.  For example, select User3, then set the user name and password and set the user's status to Enabled.
     5. Press F10 to save changes.  When prompted to save configuration and reset, click Y or press Enter.
NotesNote:  This solution is provided only for customer convenience. At this time, RSA does not provide support for the RMM4.  Please contact the manufacturer for details.
As of November 2014, the most recent Intel document is available from http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/intel_rmm4_bmc_ews_userguide_r2_8.pdf  

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