Overall, the BMC plays a crucial role in data centers and enterprise environments by providing remote management capabilities, ensuring uptime, and enabling proactive maintenance.
However, for security reasons, the default Advantech BMC IP address is set to 0.0.0.0. Users must configure a valid IP address to enable remote functions.
This article shows how to setup BMC IP address via BIOS and IPMITOOL, including static IP and DHCP.
A- VIA BIOS
1. Please press DEL into BIOS, and select "Server Mgmt" page.
2. Choose "BMC network configuration".
3. Set "Configuration Address" -> "Static", and then key in the IP address and subnet mask.
PS: If you would like to obtain IP address from DHCP server, Set "Configuration Address" -> "DHCP".
4. Save and Exit
B- VIA IPMITOOL
1. DHCP assigns IP address (KCS)
[root@localhost ~]# ipmitool lan set 1 ipsrc dhcp
2. Set a static IP address
[root@localhost ~]# ipmitool lan set 1 ipsrc static
[root@localhost ~]# ipmitool lan set 1 ipaddr 192.168.1.1
Setting LAN IP Address to 192.168.1.1
[root@localhost ~]# ipmitool lan set 1 netmask 255.255.255.0
Setting LAN Subnet Mask to 255.255.255.0
[root@localhost ~]# ipmitool lan set 1 defgw ipaddr 192.168.1.254
Setting LAN Default Gateway IP to 192.168.1.254
[Note] Please refer to IPMITool Quick Start Guide - 1. Read System Information for how to read BMC network settings.