Using the Remote Management Module for monitoring

The Remote Management Module (RMM) is the standard tool for monitoring the hardware of the Web Gateway model C appliances.

To set up the Remote Management Module, you can use a command line utility.

Command line utilities for the Remote Management Module

The rmm-enable command line utility allows you enable the Remote Management Module without restarting an appliance and accessing the BIOS setup.

The utility uses the OpenIPMI and ipmitool programs to perform the setup. Use of these programs can lead to conflicts when the Active System Console (ASC) or the SNMP Subagent (SNMPSA) are accessing the hardware at the same time.

The utility therefore includes functions for disabling the other tools during the setup and for restarting them again.

The rmm-disable command line utility allows you to disable the module by deactivating access to it.

Remote Management Module configuration parameters

The following table lists the parameters that can be configured when using the command line utility to set up the Remote Management Module.

Table 1: Remote Management Module configuration parameters
Parameter Description
LAN channel

Selects a network interface card (NIC) on an appliance as the channel for LAN communication.

The following parameter values can be configured.

  • onboard — Selects the first of the onboard NICs.

  • rmm — Selects the out-of-band RMM NIC.

LAN IP address Specifies the IP address of the selected LAN channel.
LAN subnet mask Specifies the subnet mask for the selected LAN channel.
LAN default gateway IP Specifies the IP address of the default gateway for the selected LAN channel.
RMM root password Sets a password for IPMI over LAN and HTTP or HTTPS.