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Configuring Management Cards

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Assigning IP addresses to unconfigured management cards

The Network Management Card (AP9617, AP9618, AP9619) must be configured with network settings before it can communicate on the network. Once the cards have been configured with an IP address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway the cards can be access, managed, and controlled from other computers on the network.

There are two ways to configure the Network Management Card (NMC) with its initial settings: the (windows) Wizard and Address Resolution Protocol (ARP).

  1. The wizard in included on the CD that comes with the card. The wizard must run on a Windows operating system. You can configure the card using the wizard over the network via FTP. If using the wizard please note, the un-configured NMC must be on the same subnet as the computer running the wizard.

  2. Address resolution protocol (arp) can also be used to configure the NMC. The MAC Address of the NMC is needed for this method of configuration. The MAC address is located on the quality assurance slip that is shipped with the NMC, and is also located on the white sticker on the NMC itself. From a computer on the same subnet as the un-configured NMC, follow the instructions:

    Open up a command prompt and type the following (replacing <IPaddress> and <MacAddress> with the actual values):
    # arp -s <IPaddress> <MacAddress>

    Next, use Ping with a size of 113 bytes to assign the IP address defined by the ARP command.

    Linux command format:
    # ping <IPaddress> -s 113

    Windows command format:
    # ping <IPaddress> -l 113
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