IPMI Appliance Management

IPMI Appliance Management
Barracuda NextGen Firewall F
IPMI Appliance Management
With Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), administrators can perform maintenance on Barracuda
NG Firewalls and view Event Log messages. Since the IPMI interface works independently of the Barracuda NG
Firewall firmware, it is accessible even when the Barracuda NG Firewall is available neither via NG Admin nor
SSH. Communication between the IPMI module and the user can be established either via the network or
through a serial connection. Commands, settings, and Event Logs can easily be set and administered via a
platform-independent web interface.
The following functions and information are available via the IPMI interface:
Reboot
Shutdown (forced or controlled)
Power on
Information on box and CPU fan
Information on BIOS
Activating IPMI
Before using IPMI for the first time, you must set basic settings on your Barracuda NG Firewall. Follow these
steps:
1. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Box > Advanced Configuration > System
Settings.
2. In the left menu, select IPMI Settings.
3. Click Lock.
4. To activate the IPMI interface, select either static or dynamic in the Remote access to IPMI
functionality menu. To deactivate IPMI, select off.
1. static - The IPMI interface must be assigned a static IP address, subnet mask, and a standard
gateway in order to be available on the network.
2. dynamic – The IPMI interface is automatically assigned an IP address via DHCP.
5. If the NG Firewall serial console should be available via the IPMI interface, select yes in the Enable
Serial-over-LAN menu.
6. Click Send Changes and Activate.
IPMI User Administration
Access to the IPMI interface can be set for one or more users. The user admin is set by default. If you want to
change the password for the user admin or add other users, follow these steps:
1. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Box > Advanced Configuration > System
Settings.
2. In the left menu, select IPMI Settings.
3. Click Lock.
4. To change the password for the user admin, enter the new password in the New field and confirm it in
the field Confirm.
5. To add new users, click + above the IPMI Users table.
6. Enter the username in the field Username.
7. To set the password for the new user, enter it in the field New and confirm it in the field Confirm.
8. Enter the desired authorization settings for this user in the field Permission Level.
1. User – Can receive and read parameters. Cannot perform any active commands such as reboot.
2. Operator – Full access except for creating and deleting users.
3. Administrator – Full access, including creating and deleting users.
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Connecting to the IPMI Web Interface
To connect to the IPMI module via the web interface, open a web browser of your choice and connect to the IP
address that was configured in the section Activating the IPMI.
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