000026711 - Configure the RSA NetWitness iDRAC with ipmitool

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Article Number000026711
Applies ToRSA Product Set: NetWitness Platform
RSA Product/Service Type: Series 5/6 Appliance
RSA Version/Condition: 10.6.x, 11.x
Platform (Other): Dell PowerEdge, Dell iDRAC
IssueHow do I enable IPMI on RSA NetWitness appliances?
How to configure the iDRAC without physical access to the NetWitness appliance?
  1. RSA NetWitness Dell hardware appliance, not a virtual appliance.

    # dmidecode -t 1 |grep Product
            Product Name: PowerEdge R620

  2. The ipmitool rpm must be installed.

# rpm -q ipmitool
ResolutionTo configure the iDRAC of a NetWitness Dell appliance, ssh login to the appliance.
  1. Confirm the iDRAC is available and to see its current configuration.

    # ipmitool lan print
    Set in Progress         : Set Complete
    Auth Type Support       : NONE MD2 MD5 PASSWORD
    Auth Type Enable        : Callback : MD2 MD5
                            : User     : MD2 MD5
                            : Operator : MD2 MD5
                            : Admin    : MD2 MD5
                            : OEM      :
    IP Address Source       : Static Address
    IP Address              :
    Subnet Mask             :
    MAC Address             : f8:bc:12:49:14:cc
    SNMP Community String   : public
    IP Header               : TTL=0x40 Flags=0x40 Precedence=0x00 TOS=0x10
    BMC ARP Control         : ARP Responses Enabled, Gratuitous ARP Disabled
    Gratituous ARP Intrvl   : 2.0 seconds
    Default Gateway IP      :
    Default Gateway MAC     : 00:00:00:00:00:00
    Backup Gateway IP       :
    Backup Gateway MAC      : 00:00:00:00:00:00
    802.1q VLAN ID          : Disabled
    802.1q VLAN Priority    : 0
    RMCP+ Cipher Suites     : 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
    Cipher Suite Priv Max   : aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
                            :     X=Cipher Suite Unused
                            :     c=CALLBACK
                            :     u=USER
                            :     o=OPERATOR
                            :     a=ADMIN
                            :     O=OEM
    Bad Password Threshold  : Not Available

  2. Set iDRAC for static IP
    ipmitool lan set 1 ipsrc static

  3. Set iDRAC IP Address
    ipmitool lan set 1 ipaddr {ipaddr}

    Substitute {ipaddr} with the iDRAC IP address, for example
  4. Set iDRAC Subnet Mask
    ipmitool lan set 1 netmask {netmask}

    Substitute {netmask} with the iDRAC Subnet mask, for example,
  5. Set iDRAC Default Gateway
    ipmitool lan set 1 defgw {ipaddr}

    Substitute {ipaddr} with the iDRAC Default Gateway IP Address, for example,
  6. Display the iDRAC network settings and confirm that the changes are correct.
    ipmitool lan print

  7. Confirm the new iDRAC network configuration is working using a web browser by going to the URL, https://{iDRAC_fqdn} or https://{ip_address}
NotesAdditional Reference: RSA Blog, Using IPMITool to Configure iDRAC Network Settings
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