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Onboard Administrator (OA) Configuration Script

 
chuckk281
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Onboard Administrator (OA) Configuration Script

Madhu had a question on using the Onboard Administrator scripting tool:

 

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My customer has OA 3.21 and is using the configuration script method through the gui to install new c7000 enclosures.  In the past, with older fw 3.11 (I think) he was not losing connectivity to the OA while running the script, but now he has to run the script 2-3 times for it to complete successfully.  The disconnect occurs during the Set Network Information section shown below.  In most cases the IP address has already been correctly entered manually and only the OA NAME 1 and 2 are being changed.  What is causing this, and what can be a workaround this problem, to avoid redoing the script several times?

 

#Set Network Information

#NOTE: Setting your network information through a script while

#      remotely accessing the server could drop your connection.

#      If your connection is dropped this script may not execute to conclusion.

SET OA NAME 1 XXXX

SET IPCONFIG STATIC 1 aaaa

SET NIC AUTO 1

SET OA NAME 2 XXXX

SET IPCONFIG STATIC 2 aaaa

SET NIC AUTO 2

DISABLE ENCLOSURE_IP_MODE

SET LLF INTERVAL 60

DISABLE LLF

 

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Monty had some advice:

 

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The “set ipconfig static” command will cause the OA to update the IP address and you will lose connectivity.

 

If you are only updating the OA name – you will not lose connectivity to the OA.

 

If you only have SET OA NAME commands in your script – it will run without interruption.

 

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Any other comments or suggestions for Madhu?