Applies To:

Show Versions Show Versions

Manual Chapter: VIPRION LCD Panel
Manual Chapter
Table of Contents   |   << Previous Chapter   |   Next Chapter >>

Using the LCD panel, you can control the VIPRION® platform without attaching a serial or network cable. The LCD panel provides menus with options that enable you to configure certain features on the system. The following menus are available on the LCD panel.
Options menu
Use the Options menu to configure the display properties of the LCD panel.
System menu
Use the System menu to manage the clusters and blades that are a part of the chassis configuration.
Screens menu
Use the Screens menu to set up the informational screens you would like the LCD panel to display.
Figure 3.1 Front view of the VIPRION® platform, with LCD panel attached
Normally, the screens cycle on the LCD panel at a constant rate. However, you can push the Check button to toggle the LCD panel between Hold and Rotate modes. In Hold mode, a single screen displays. The Rotate mode changes the screen displayed on the LCD panel every four seconds.
Press the X button to put the LCD component in Menu mode to access the menus. The buttons Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, and Down Arrow are functional only when the LCD panel is in Menu mode. For more information about using the LCD menus, see About the LCD menus, on page 3-3.
Press the Check button to clear any alerts on the LCD panel. You must clear any alerts on the screen before you can use the LCD panel.
To use the LCD menus, you must first put the LCD panel in Menu mode. To put the LCD panel in Menu mode, press the X button.
After you put the LCD panel in Menu mode, use the Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, and Down Arrow buttons to select menu options. There are three menus:
Turns on (checked) or off (unchecked) the heartbeat panel on the LCD. This heartbeat does not affect the failover mechanism of the system.
The System menu provides options for configuring the management interface on both clusters and blades. This menu also provides various options for the hardware.
Table 3.2 The System menu
Configures the cluster IP address, netmask, and default gateway for managing the cluster.
Cluster IP
Configure the cluster IP address.
Cluster IP Mask
Configure the netmask.
Gateway
Configure the default gateway for managing the cluster.
Commit
Save your changes.
Configures the management IP addresses of the blades within the cluster.
Blade Mgmt IP
Configure the management IP address of the selected blade within the cluster.
Commit
Save your changes.
The Screens menu provides options for viewing information about the system.You can use the Check button to place a check mark next to the name of the screens you would like to display when the screens cycle.
Table 3.3 The Screens menu
The LCD panel in the VIPRION platform enables you to manage clusters and blades. You can find the options for cluster and blade management in the Cluster menu item under the System menu.
In the following procedures, each procedure recommends that you use the Commit menu option after changing each setting. Alternatively, you can change all cluster-related settings and use the Commit option to save all settings at once.
1.
Press the X button to access the LCD panel menus.
7.
Press the X button until you return to the Cluster Mgmt menu.
1.
Press the X button to access the LCD panel menus.
7.
Press the X button until you return to the Cluster Mgmt menu.
1.
Press the X button to access the LCD panel menus.
7.
Press the X button until you return to the Cluster Mgmt menu.
Through the LCD panel, you have the option of configuring the management IP address of each blade within a cluster.
Important: When you configure an IP address for a blade, that IP address corresponds to the slot in which the blade resides. If you replace that blade with another, the new blade automatically receives the previously-configured management IP address.
1.
Press the X button to access the LCD panel menus.
8.
Press the X button until you return to the Blade [1-4] Mgmt menu.
Table of Contents   |   << Previous Chapter   |   Next Chapter >>

Was this resource helpful in solving your issue?




NOTE: Please do not provide personal information.



Incorrect answer. Please try again: Please enter the words to the right: Please enter the numbers you hear:

Additional Comments (optional)