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Old 01-28-2011, 08:55 AM   #1
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BMC network configuration

I am trying to configure the BMC on my server so I can remotely power/boot/check on the system via IPMI.

The server is on a switch with an IP address to the outside on eth0.

It is my understanding that the BMC gets assigned a non-routeable IP (192.168.x.x, etc), but it runs off the same NIC, eth0. Is that correct?

How is the switch port configured to have two IPs on the same NIC/cable?

Or do I need to have a second NIC configured for the non-routeable IP?

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Commonly the management interface is separate from the NIC the OS sees,
for a variety of (very good) reasons - routing issues being one them.

What is the hardware in question?



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