Configuring EMC RecoverPoint GEN5 BMC or “Lights Out Management”

One of the options with RecoverPoint GEN5 appliances is the BMC option or what most known as “Lights Out Management”.  This can be very useful as IT offices and Datacenter’s where the equipment reside may be in different locations.  Below are the steps for setting up BMC on each RPA.

Login with user “Boxmgmt” and choose Setup [2]

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Choose Advanced Options [8]

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Choose BMC Support [11]

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First enable the BMC Network Address [3]

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Select the interface you want to use BMC

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BMC will be enabled.  Make sure not to disable it.

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Now that BMC is enabled you need to configure the IPs [2]

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Configure IPv4 BMC Access [1]

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Select the BMC Interface that you enabled before

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Specify the DHCP option

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Specify IP

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Specify Mask

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Specify Gateway

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The operation will take about 60 seconds or so

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Confirm activating the IP

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Last Step is to specify a Root Password [2]

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Enter password

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Confirm Password

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At this point you can now login to the BMC or “Lights Out Management” by browsing to the IP. Login with the Root account created.

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You can now manage the RPAs with BMC

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