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The "Networking" Subtab

"Network settings"

The Network settings drop down menu options are:

  • Gateway: The gateway (default router) address, if needed, to enable communication from outside of the local network. By default, the gateway is disabled.
  • Hostname: Name assigned to the device.
  • DNS 0: Default Domain Name Server.
  • DNS 1: Alternate Domain Name Server.

Interfaces: "Network interfaces"

IPMI

The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is a protocol that allows for out-of-band management of computer systems, even when they are turned off. IPMI is active whenever the server is connected to power.

VelaSync has a dedicated IPMI Ethernet interface (see rear panel illlustration, item no. 12 under Front Panel Overview.) By default, the IPMI interface uses DHCP to obtain an IP address. A static IP address can also be set if DHCP is not desired.

To find out the IP address of the unit's IPMI interface:

  • In TimeKeeper, navigate to Configuration > Networking > Interfaces.
  • (The IPMI password is ADMIN and the login for IPMI is ADMIN.)

 

The IPMI drop down menu options are:

  • Status: Link: [yes] [N/A]
  • Enabled: [checkbox]
  • DHCP: [checkbox] Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol enabled/disabled
  • IP address: The unique static address assigned to this VelaSync unit by the network administrator. Make sure the chosen address is outside of the DHCP range of your DHCP server.
  • Gateway: The gateway (default router) address is needed if communication to this VelaSync unit is made outside of the local network. By default, the gateway is disabled.
  • Netmask: The subnet mask defines the number of bits taken from the IP address that are used in the network portion. The number of network bits used in the net mask can range from 8 to 30 bits.

eth[x]

The eth[x] drop down menu options are:

  • Status: Link: N/A
  • Enabled: [checkbox]
  • DHCP: [checkbox] Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol enabled/disabled
  • IP address: The unique static address assigned to this VelaSync unit by the network administrator. Make sure the chosen address is outside of the DHCP range of your DHCP server.
  • Netmask: The subnet mask defines the number of bits taken from the IP address that are used in the network portion. The number of network bits used in the net mask can range from 8 to 30 bits.

Add a new VLAN

TimeKeeper supports VLAN interfaces. Once the device is present, TimeKeeper can use it just like any other network device.

The VLAN drop down menu options are:

  • Enabled: [checkbox]
  • Root Interface: [Choose one/eth0 – 4/(6)]
  • VLAN Tag: Specify a tag ID (number) for all messages sent through the VLAN [1 – 4095]
  • DHCP: [checkbox] Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol enabled/disabled
  • IP address: The subnet mask defines the number of bits taken from the IP address that are used in the network portion. The number of network bits used in the net mask can range from 8 to 30 bits.
  • Netmask: The subnet mask defines the number of bits taken from the IP address that are used in the network portion. The number of network bits used in the net mask can range from 8 to 30 bits.