It will be helpful to identify basic network information before configuring your appliance. Fill out the worksheet to expedite your appliance installation and maintain a record of appliance information.
Download the printable copy here.
Planning Worksheet Explanation
Mail ServerTo configure email notification you will need your network mailrelay server information.Confirm the mail server will accept email sent from theappliance.Specify the email address to which notifications will be sent.
LAN Port (eth0) Information*While you may initially assign your LAN port an IP addressthrough DHCP, you should change it to a static IP address during
The appliance must be assigned a host name to identify it on the network. Record the host name for easy reference.
You will be prompted to change the password when you first access the web user interface during setup. The administrator account allows management-level access to your appliance. Define the administrator password using at least six characters with a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and non-alphanumeric characters (for example, !, $, #, %). The password cannot be based on a dictionary word.
Note: The default administrator account is “admin”, and the default password is “[Celest1x]” (case sensitive, brackets included).
To configure email notification you will need your network mail relay server information.
Confirm the mail server will accept email sent from the appliance.
Specify the email address to which notifications will be sent.
LAN Port Information
*While you may initially assign your LAN port an IP address through DHCP, you should change it to a static IP address during
Use the following to record other information you will need when you set up your appliance.
Country-specific power plug attachments are included in the BMC 100 box.
1. Choose the attachment for your region.
2. Slide the attachment (B) onto the power plug, locking it into place (A).
3. Connect AC power.
The BMC 100 is shipped with pre-assigned network configurations. If you need to change the IP address of the unit, please follow the steps below:
The following is the content of the IPSETUP.txt file.HOSTNAME=IP=NETMASK=GATEWAY=DNS=DNSDOMAIN=
To connect the BMC 100 to your network:
Note: As mentioned previously, the appliance must be able to reach the Internet and all of the workstations it will provide patches to.
The Configuration Wizard launches after the first successful login to the appliance web UI. Instructions below guide you through the following steps:
Enter and confirm a new password for the admin user.
Click Save to go to the next step.
When you configure Backup settings for the appliance, you can schedule Daily, Weekly and Monthly backups. You can either:
When you have finished entering backup settings, click Save to start the installation.
It will take some time for the software to install.
When the Configuration Wizard complete the installation, you should see the following message.
When the browser refreshes. you should see the following screen.
The appliance can be configured and maintained using a web browser from a computer on the private network. This feature is called the web user interface (web UI).
Note: You must assign an IP address to the appliance before you can access the web user interface. See Configure IP Address of the appliance for instructions.
The following steps show you how to log in to your appliance through the web user interface.
To log in to your Celestix BMC appliance:
There are three BladeLogic Client Automation Functions available through the web UI. Access them by clicking BCAC Configuration Management in the menu on the left pane to display the following:
Configuration settings include:
The following sections explain the settings for the configuration management functions.
The tuner connects the appliance to the master transmitter to receive update information for the remote site. Use this page to view the tuner status and to start/stop/restart the tuner.
The screen above shows the tuner in the stopped state. Click the Start button to enable the tuner.
Update and configure the SSL certificate used by the BCAC server.
You will need to provide the following items:
View BladeLogic Client Automation application’s status information for the following:
Logs with multiple types include a Select log drop menu to choose the log you want to display. To refresh the log currently being viewed, click Refresh. The currently viewed log can be deleted or downloaded.
This complete the appliance setup for your BMC 100 appliance. Please refer to BladeLogic Client Automation documentation for any further application setup and configuration.
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