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How to get into the configuration utility to set the nic/ip address

At my work we usually get dell servers in and upon startup I'm able to get into the utility by hitting cntrl/E or cntrl/D - with the 4400 I get 2 prompts - one for cntrl/a which is the scsi config or cntrl/m which is the rebuild disk utility. I hneed to set the ip address so our second party vendor can log in and build the server.

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  • Dean Richards May 11, 2010

    Hi, What operating system do you have on this server? Usually you set your IP information after the system is booted.

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The dell PE server should have a PXE boot menu. You probably need to go into PXE menu and configure, or they need to provide a PXE server so the server can boot from PXE automatically.

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IP address change needed on a AlphaServer DS10


First, identify the NIC you wish to change; use:

$ MC LANCP <ret>

> SHOW DEVICE


Next, use the menu driven utility "TCPIP$CONFIG", to set your desired IP address etc:

$ @TCPIP$CONFIG <ret>

Option 1 - core environment

Option 2 - Interfaces (then select your NIC or the IP Addr to change)

Option 2 - add/change a Primary address on *** (where *** is your NIC).


May 15, 2012 | Compaq AlphaServer DS10

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DHCP Server configuration in Linux


Linux is a UNIX based operating system. It is a server operating system. REDHAT Linux is Enterprise version of Linux. Now a day's Most of corporate sectors use red hat Linux as server in their company because it is secure very much.

Full form of DHCP "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. DHCP server assigns IP addresses and other network configuration information like subnet mask, broadcast address, etc to computers on a network. The DHCP assignments are the following.

Lease Request: Client broadcasts their request to DHCP server with a source address of 0.0.0.0 and a destination address of 255.255.255.255.
IP lease offer: DHCP server replies with an IP address, subnet mask, network gateway, name of the domain, name servers, duration of the lease and the IP address of the DHCP server.

Lease Selection: Client receives offer and broadcasts to al DHCP servers that will accept given offer so that other DHCP server need not make an offer.

The DHCP server then sends an ack to the client. The client is configured to use TCP/IP. Lease Renewal: When half of the lease time has expired, the client will issue a new request to the DHCP server.

Installation of DHCP server: First of all while install the RedHat Linux enterprise version server be careful about the ports and the services must be turned on. To create DHCP server in Linux first download DHCP RPM package and install with "rpm-ivh" command. Where I have done it there I have create YUM server, so easily I have download and install it by YUM (yum install dhcp version). DHCP package will locate in /usr/share/doc/at Linux file system. I copied the DHCP's files from /usr/share/doc/ to /etc/dhcpd.conf.. Then I started to configure the dhcpd.conf file to route the DHCP server in there local network. I have open the configuration file with "vi" command. Then commented out the lines from "default gateway to option netbios" because system don't read the commented lines. After that I set the range of IP address in dynamic- bootp of their local assumption of system. I have change the "next-server" with the dhcp server name and have also change the fixed address with the dhcp server IP address (end range of dynamic IP). It is very easy job to configure DHCP server. After configure the .conf file of dhcp just turn on the service with "chkconfig" command and restart the dhcp service. After that entire job I reboot the system. And after rebooting of server I turned on the other client system. While startup the client system without static IP address all of those picked up IP from dhcp server and going on successfully. I have prefer the command line mode to do the total job.
The DHCP server configure file is following:

ddns-update-style interim
ignore client-updates

subnet 192.168.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
# The range of IP addresses the server
# will issue to DHCP enabled PC clients
# booting up on the network

range 192.168.1.201 192.168.1.220;
# Set the amount of time in seconds that
# a client may keep the IP address

default-lease-time 86400;
max-lease-time 86400;

# Set the default gateway to be used by
# the PC clients

option routers 192.168.1.1;
# Don't forward DHCP requests from this
# NIC interface to any other NIC
# interfaces

option ip-forwarding off;

# Set the broadcast address and subnet mask
# to be used by the DHCP clients

option broadcast-address 192.168.1.255;
option subnet-mask 255.255.255.0;

# Set the NTP server to be used by the
# DHCP clients

option ntp-servers 192.168.1.100;

# Set the DNS server to be used by the
# DHCP clients

option domain-name-servers 192.168.1.100;

# If you specify a WINS server for your Windows clients,
# you need to include the following option in the dhcpd.conf file:

option netbios-name-servers 192.168.1.100;

# You can also assign specific IP addresses based on the clients'
# ethernet MAC address as follows (Host's name is "laser-printer":

host laser-printer {
hardware ethernet 08:00:2b:4c:59:23;
fixed-address 192.168.1.222;
}
}
#
# List an unused interface here
#
subnet 192.168.2.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
}

on Mar 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to Check TCP/IP Configuraitons




The first step in the troubleshooting process is to check the TCP/IP settings. You can check it by using the IPCONFIG/All command on the command prompt. You will see the configuration results. If you see a blank configuration for a card this means then the card is not assigned any IP address. You can assign the IP address manually or via DHCP server. If you are using the DHCP server for assigning the IP addresses then you can use the following commands to get and release the IP address.
IPConfig/Release
IPConfig/Renew
IPConfig/All
If the computer is still unable to obtain an IP address, then there are several things that can causing this problem such as bad network cable or NIC card, DHCP server might have assigned all the IP addresses from its pool, mis-configured TCP/IP settings, incorrect user name and password. You can try to add a new well configured machine to the replace the malfunctioning machine to see if the new machine is working with its settings. Also see if the driver of the NIC is properly installed or not. In case of driver's problem go to the vendor's website and install a new exact driver for the NIC.

on Mar 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My server has 2 NIC one of them connected to the router (ISP) and one of them is connected to the LAN.But DHCP and DNS working but there is no internet to the Host and also the server itself.when i...


Hello,

This is more a configuration error. Depending on how you have your DHCP setup, you may need to adjust it's setting. No mention of what os you are using but if you set your DHCP to give IP addresses only to the LAN, set the ISP NIC address to receive its ip from the ISP provider, you should be able to get Internet access to your server and the LAN.

If you have done so, use the server os to setup your Internet connection. Answer a few questions about how you connect to the Net and the os will do most of the configuration for you.

Good Luck
C2Solutions

Jan 24, 2011 | Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server

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Network key for ot 800


How do I configure my NIC with a static IP for use with a SpeedTouch Home?If you are using an Alcatel SpeedTouch Home (without a router), a PPPoE client such as NTS, WinPoet, or RASPPPoE, and are experiencing stalls and freezes while surfing or connected, it may be that your NIC is not configured correctly. You must set a Static IP on your NIC. If you have it incorrectly set for "Obtain IP automatically" it will be looking for a DHCP server that does not exist. During the time the NIC is searching for the DHCP server you will experience stalls and freezes. An incorrect NIC settings will also cause the PC to take a longer time to boot up.

This FAQ has two sections:
Section 1 - NIC Properties for Windows95/98/ME
Section 2 - NIC Properties for Windows2000/XP

Section 1 - NIC Properties for Windows95/98/ME
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Click on Start ->Settings ->Control Panel ->Network

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Once at the Network Window scroll down and look for the first entry in the box marked Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) that is associated with your hardware ethernet card (ignore dialup, AOL, and VPN type bindings). Select the correct Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) entry and click PROPERTIES.

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Select the IP ADDRESS tab. Select Use the following IP address and enter 10.0.0.1 and 255.255.255.0 into IP address and subnet mask fields respectively. Do not click on OK yet.

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Select the GATEWAY tab. Enter 10.0.0.138 into New Gateway field and click on Add. Click OK.

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Close all windows and restart the PC.

Section 2 - NIC Properties for Winows2000/XP
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Click on START -> SETTINGS -> CONTROL PANEL -> NETWORK CONNECTIONS. Right click on Local Area Connection and select Properties

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On the General tab highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click PROPERTIES.

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Select the GENERAL tab. Select Use the following IP address and enter 10.0.0.1, 255.255.255.0, and 10.0.0.138 into IP address, Subnet mask, and Default gateway fields respectively. Click OK.

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Close all windows and restart the PC.

Nov 11, 2010 | Alcatel Speed Touch Home Modem

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Dell Power Edge 2600. It has an ERA nic but can't configure it?


The ERA is not like the more modern DRAC's ... it must be configured through the OS.

Feb 21, 2010 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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Unable to connect to DHCP server. getting 169.254 ip Have already tried the following: unplug/ reset reboot router; ipconfig /release /renew; Run MBAM Version 1.43; System restore to a date when connection...


Whew! Awesome troubleshooting work there.

When it's configured for DHCP, go to the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties and hit Advanced to bring up the "Advanced TCP/IP Properties" dialog.
Under the IP Settings tab, the top panel should be "IP addresses" and should have "DHCP Enabled" as the only entry, and the default gateway should be blank.

If both of those are correct, then I have one other question for you:

When you manually set an IP, are you able to use the network? If so, are you able to ping the DHCP server's address?

If so, then my guess would be that the DHCP server has a stale record for your Dell's MAC address.

Post back with the "Add Comment" button here and we'll get it working for you.

Jan 06, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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I need to get to the configuration utility


These menus are for SCSI/SAS controllers. If your server doesnt have a SCSI/SAS controller installed, or if it is disabled then you would not receive these prompts.

Dec 30, 2008 | Dell PowerEdge 4400 Server

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Problem with IBM T42p?


Usually your ISP requires your network configuration to obtain an IP address from the DHCP server so you can access the Internet via your ISP.
Why do you want a static IP address?
Are you trying to set up a home network together with a wireless access?

Nov 17, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T42p Notebook

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Can't assign ip configuration to NAS 208


Probably the NAS got the same IP address of the router/switch. Something like 192.168.1.1. Try changing your router default IP address to 192.168.1.3. Look for the NAS now.

Dec 22, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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