HP MSA 2040 SAN Storage – Connecting to the Network

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You can set network port IP addresses manually using the command-line interface port and cable. If you have not done so already, you need to enable your system for using the command-line interface port.

Network ports on controller module A and controller module B are configured with the following factory-default IP settings:

  • Management Port IP Address: 10.0.0.2 (controller A), 10.0.0.3 (controller B)
  • IP Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
  • Gateway IP Address: 10.0.0.1

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  1. From your network administrator, obtain an IP address, subnet mask, and gateway address for controller A, and another for controller B.
  2. Use the provided USB cable to connect controller A to a USB port on a host computer.
  3. Windows customers should locate the downloaded device driver described in Downloading a device driver for Windows computers.
  4. Start and configure a terminal emulator, such as Hyper Terminal or VT-100, using the display settings / connection settings in Table.
Terminal emulation mode VT-100 or ANSI (for color support)
Font Terminal
Translations None
Columns 80
Baud Rate 115,200
Data Bits 8
Parity None
Stop Bits 1
Flow Control None
Parameter Value
  • In the terminal emulator, connect to controller A. Press Enter to display the CLI prompt (#).

    At the login prompt, enter the default user manage.

    Enter the default password !manage.

  • At the prompt, type the following command to set the values you obtained in step 1 for each network port, first for controller A and then for controller B:

    set network-parameters ip address netmask netmask gateway gateway controller a|b

    For example:

    # set network-parameters ip 192.168.0.10 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.0.1 controller a

    # set network-parameters ip 192.168.0.11 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.0.1 controller b

  • Type the following command to verify the new IP addresses:

    show network-parameters

  • Use the ping command to verify network connectivity.

    For example:

    # ping 192.168.0.1 (gateway)

    In the host computer’s command window, type the following command to verify connectivity, first for controller A and then for controller B:

    ping controller-IP-address

  • If you cannot access your system for at least three minutes after changing the IP address, your network might require you to restart the Management Controller(s) using the CLI. When you restart a Management Controller, communication with it is temporarily lost until it successfully restarts.

    Type the following command to restart the management controller on both controllers:

    restart mc both

  • When you are done using the CLI, exit the emulator.

 [source: HP Documentation]

How to Install Webmin on Ubuntu

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Webmin is a web-based system administration tool for Unix-like systems. It provides an easy alternative to command line system administration and can be used to manage various aspects of a system, such as users and services, through the use of the provided Webmin modules. If you want to manage your own server but you are uncomfortable with the command line, Webmin is a good tool to help you get started.

Step 1:

On your server, open the sources.list file in your favorite text editor.

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Step 2:

Now press Ctrl-W Then Ctrl-V to navigate to the end of the file, then add the following lines to the file:

deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib

deb http://webmin.mirror.somersettechsolutions.co.uk/repository sarge contrib

Step 3:

Update apt-get’s package lists

sudo apt-get update

Step 4:

Install Webmin

sudo apt-get install webmin

Step 5:

Login to the Webmin

https://server_IP_address:10000