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NetBotz 750 | Configuring Network Settings

Issue:
   Process for configuring network settings on NetBotz version 5 appliances.

Product Line:
   NetBotz version 5
      - Rack Monitor 750

Environment:
   NetBotz v5.X

Resolution:

Establish Network Settings

You must configure the following TCP/IP settings before the appliance can operate on a network:
  • IP address of the appliance
  • Subnet mask
  • Default gateway
  • At least one IP address for Domain Name System (DNS) server
You can use DHCP to configure network settings automatically, or use a terminal emulator to configure network settings manually.


Use DHCP to Establish Network Settings

By default, your appliance uses Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to configure network settings. When you apply power to the appliance, it automatically attempts to contact a DHCP server.


Use a Terminal Emulator to Establish Network Settings

1) Connect a USB-A to Micro USB-B cable to the Console Port on the NetBotz appliance and a USB port on your computer.

2) Plug the power cord provided with your appliance into a wall outlet, and then connect it to the AC line inlet.

3) Open a serial connection on your terminal emulator using the following connection parameters:
  • Baud: 115200
  • Data Bits: 8
  • Parity: None
  • Stop bits: 1
  • Flow Control: None
4) Press Enter, repeatedly if necessary, to display the User Name prompt. If you are unable to display the User Name prompt, verify the following:
  • The serial port is not in user by another appliance.
  • The terminal settings are correct as specified in step 3.
  • The correct cable is being used as specified in step 2.
  • The Silicon Labs CP210x driver is installed on your computer. (You can find the driver on www.silabs.com.)
5) Log on with the Root account user name (root) and password (you set the password on first use).

6) Configure your appliance to use network settings assigned by a DHCP server, or provide an IP address, subnet mask, gateway address, and at least one IP address for a DNS server.

7) Save your configuration settings, and close the terminal emulator.

8) Test the IP connection of the appliance: start your Web browser and type the IP address of the appliance into the URL address bar. Press Enter. If the appliance is online and properly configured, the Web UI displays in the browser window.
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