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SMSR: remote admin

Your machine will likely be equipped with a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) (which might be referred to by the manufacturer as a 'Lights Out Management processor' (LOM), or a 'Dell Remote Access Controller' (DRAC), etc.) This allows remote system administration of the machine, a remote console via IPMI, and so on.

There's a dedicated subnet and VLAN for these devices. To use it, please contact support.

If your machine has such a device, you must configure it, whether or not you intend to use it. Don't leave it set to its factory default configuration.

Specifically, if you do not intend to use the device, please:

  • Disable its networking capability (preferable) or configure it so that it does not issue DHCP requests.
  • Set the passwords of the device's privileged accounts to something other than the default.

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