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- Unconfigured Network Management Card enabled Devices
- Network Management Card devices requiring reconfiguration
A Network Management Card requires TCP/IP settings until you are accessible accessible using a network.
For those who have a Network Management Card 1:
When it comes to Network Management Card 1 (AP9617, AP9618, AP9619) or devices by having an embedded Network Management Card 1 (like a AP78XX or AP79XX Rack PDU, Ecological Monitoring Unit, etc), you will find three available alternatives to configure the Network Management Card (NMC) with it’s initial settings: the Wizard, terminal emulation (local/direct connection), and Address Resolution Protocol (ARP).
Default boot mode: DHCP/BootP – With DHCP Option 43 Vendor Cookie needed to simply accept DHCP Offer.
Automatically, all APC’s Network Management Card 1 based products are configured for any boot mode of DHCP/BOOTP. If using DHCP, a vendor cookie (DHCP Option 43) is needed automatically. If it’s not configured in your DHCP server, the credit card won’t accept an Ip. You should use the techniques below to configure/connect to the card if you don’t require to use DHCP/BOOTP.
For those who have a Network Management Card 2:
Default boot mode: DHCP Only – With DHCP Option 43 Vendor Cookie NOT needed to simply accept DHCP Offer.
Automatically, all APC’s Network Management Card 2 based devices (like a AP8XXX Next Gen Rack PDU ) with AOS 5.1.1 or greater, are configured for DHCP Just with no vendor cookie needed automatically. They’ll get the Ip instantly so you may want to make reference to your DHCP server to discover what Ip it acquired.
All APC devices possess a MAC address that start with 00 C0 B7 which might help while reviewing your DHCP Client List.
To be able to configure your Network Management Card enabled device, please pick among the available configuration methods the following:
- Device IP Configuration Wizard – (NMC1/NMC2)
- Terminal Emulation (Local/Direct connection) – (NMC1/NMC2)
- Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) – (NMC1/NMC2)
- DHCP Option 12 – (NMC2 v5.1.5 or greater)
- Smart-UPS front panel LCD – (on supported SMT, SMX, and SRT Models with NMC2)
Configuration Option 1 – Device IP Configuration Wizard – Network Configuration options
The Unit IP configuration wizard is incorporated around the CD that is included with them (current v5..2) and also the new edition is presently only accessible to download from APC’s website (v5..2). The wizard must operate on a Home windows operating-system. You are able to configure the credit card while using wizard within the network just with v5.. and greater. Prior 3.x versions allow local configuration from the NMC with this particular program. Using the Network Management Card 2 family, the unit IP Configuration Wizard v3..1 and below won’t work through the local method within the wizard. v3..3 is needed or v5.. or greater for network configuration.
Please bear in mind by using certain firmware releases, the NMC can acquire a DHCP address as well as avoid the wizard from working properly. You might want to look at your DHCP client list for just about any MAC addresses starting with 00 C0 B7, which signifies an APC address. Additionally, look into the card you are attempting to configure. Any card with valid IP settings have a solid eco-friendly status Brought.
If while using wizard within the network, please be aware, the formerly unconfigured NMC should be on a single subnet because the computer running the wizard. An alternate approach to while using wizard through the network method could be to make use of a direct network link between a pc and also the NMC you are attempting to configure and running the wizard. Ultimately, your pc and also the NMC is going to be on the peer to see network which allows configuration too.
This wizard won’t also use either network management card family when the network management card was formerly configured and never in DHCP or BOOTP boot mode. v5.. and greater from the wizard, offered by apc.com, will help you to locate unconfigured cards or locate configured cards around the network by IP range.
The Unit IP configuration wizard can’t assign the Ip, subnet mask and default gateway settings to network management cards running AOS 6.5. and 6.5.2. This can be a known issue and it has been resolved with AOS 6.5.6.
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Configuration Option 2 – Terminal Emulation (Local/direct connection)
Terminal Emulation is really a built-in function of all os’s (ex: HyperTerminal). Before using any terminal emulation program, any services while using COM ports should be stopped. For instance, if you’re managing a serial form of APC’s PowerChute software, the APC UPS service should be stopped just before running the terminal program. Then, follow these instructions:
**Please be aware that if you possess the scroll lock on, HyperTerminal won’t communicate correctly by having an APC UPS or accessory.**
Connect with the UPS/device serial port while using correct APC configuration cable. Part figures are below for common devices. Please make reference to anyone’s manual if you’re not sure or perhaps your system is unlisted.
!WARNING! – Connecting a non-APC serial cable for your device may cause undesirable, erratic device behavior.
|Device||Configuration Cable Part Number|
|Most UPSs which have a DB-9 serial port||940-0024 or 940-1524 (DB-9 to DB-9)|
|Rack PDU (AP78XX, AP79XX, AP84XX**,AP86XX**, AP88XX**, AP89XX**)||940-0144 (RJ-12 to DB-9)|
|first Generation Rack Automatic Transfer Switch (AP7750 only)||940-1000 (DB-9 to DB-9)|
|second Generation Rack Automatic Transfer Switch (AP77XX, excludes AP7750)||940-0144 (RJ-12 to DB-9)|
|fourth Generation Rack Automatic Transfer Switch (AP44XX**)||940-0144 (RJ-12 to DB-9)|
|Netbotz 200/Ecological Monitoring (AP9319, AP9340, AP9320)||940-0103 (DB-9 to DB-9)|
|Rack Air Removal Unit (ACF400, ACF402)||940-0103 (DB-9 to DB-9)|
**This product is NMC2 based so go to NMC2 configuration instructions.
After connecting the right cable, start the terminal emulation program of your liking. Configure port settings appropriately for that device you are affixed to (reference the consumer manual for that particular device). Generally used port settings are listed below:
|Device||COM Port Settings|
|Most UPSs which have a DB9 serial port||2400 bps, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, with no flow control.|
|Rack PDU||9600 bps, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, with no flow control.|
|first Generation Rack Automatic Transfer Switch (AP7750)||19,200 bps, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, with no flow control for initial configuration, 2400 bps for NMC configuration – make reference to user’s manual to learn more|
|second Generation Rack Automatic Transfer Switch (AP77XX, excludes AP7750)||9600 bps, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, with no flow control|
|Netbotz 200/Ecological Monitoring (AP9319, AP9340, AP9320)||9600 bps, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, with no flow control.|
|Rack Air Removal Unit||9600 bps, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, with no flow control.|
- Use the port settings to determine the bond.
- Press 3-5 occasions to show the username prompt.*
- Make use of the default password of “apc”
After you are within the control console.
- Choose “Network”
- Choose “TCP/IP”
- Choose “Boot mode”
- Change Boot mode to “Manual”
- Set the machine IP, subnet mask, and default gateway.
- Accept changes.
- Press Ctrl-C to go back to primary menu.
- Sign off of console in order to save changes.
Now, you are able to remotely sign in to the NMC using web access or Telnet.
*Doesn’t affect first Generation Rack Automatic Transfer Switches for “as they are” configuration. Make reference to user’s manual.
Network Management Card 2 (AP9630, AP9631) and related accessories require different configuration settings to become configured in your area.
To be able to connect with one of these simple cards, you have to make use of the 940-0299 Tip, Ring Sleeve (TRS) to DB9 cable and fasten it straight to the NMC2 in to the 2.5mm jack labeled “console” as opposed to the UPS serial port.
- Inside a UPS, the NMC2 devices talk to the next port settings:
9600 bps, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, with no flow control.
- Use the port settings to determine the bond.
- Press enter 3-5 occasions to show the username prompt.
- Make use of the default password of “apc”
After you are within the command line control console.
- Type help or ? to show all available instructions.
- Make use of the tcpip command to configure manual network settings to assign manual IP settings. The tcpip command instantly changes your boot mode to manual when you send it in. It’s important to issue a reboot command soon after assigning your manual settings. Text in italics signifies a flexible. For every variable, type a number value which has the format xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.
apc> tcpip -i yourIPaddress -s yourSubnetMask -g yourDefaultGateway
apc> tcpip -i 184.108.40.206 -s 255.255.254. -g 220.127.116.11
Make use of the boot command to alter the Network Management Card’s boot mode ONLY if you work with DHCP or BootP.
Usage: boot — Configuration Options
boot [-b dhcpBootp* dhcp bootp manual>] (Boot Mode)
[-a remainDhcpBootp gotoDhcpOrBootp>] (After IP Assignment)
[-o stop prevSettings>] (On Retry Fail)
[-c enable disable>] (Require DHCP Cookie)
[-s retry then stop #>] (Note: = never)*
[-f retry then fail #>] (Note: = never)*
[-v vendor class>]
[-i client id>]
[-u user class>]
*DHCP/BootP and retry choices are only accessible in NMC2 AOS 5..X. It’s no longer a choice in AOS versions > 5..X
For any video representation of NMC2 configuration via terminal emulation, make reference to the recording below:
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Configuration Option 3 – ARP (Address Resolution Protocol)
Address resolution protocol (ARP) may also be used to configure the NMC. The MAC Address from the NMC is required with this approach to configuration. The MAC address is on the quality assurance slip that shipped using the NMC, and it is found on a white-colored sticker around the NMC itself. From the computer on a single subnet because the unconfigured NMC, follow these instructions:
- Open an order prompt or terminal window and kind the next (replacing and with actual values):
Note: On Home windows Os’s, you may want to run the command prompt as Administrator to use the arp command. To get this done, right click the Command Prompt shortcut and choose “Run as Administrator.”