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Enabling the SP automatic network configuration

Enabling the SP to use automatic network configuration is preferred over manually configuring the SP network. Because the SP automatic network configuration is cluster wide, you do not need to manually manage the SP network for individual nodes.

Before you begin

Steps

  1. Specify the IPv4 or IPv6 address family and name for the subnet that you want the SP to use by using the system service-processor network auto-configuration enable command.
  2. Display the SP automatic network configuration by using the system service-processor network auto-configuration show command.
  3. If you subsequently want to disable or reenable the SP IPv4 or IPv6 network interface for all nodes that are in quorum, use the system service-processor network modify command with the -address-family [IPv4|IPv6] and -enable [true|false] parameters.
    When the SP automatic network configuration is enabled, you cannot modify the SP IP address for a node that is in quorum. You can only enable or disable the SP IPv4 or IPv6 network interface.

    If a node is out of quorum, you can modify the node's SP network configuration, including the SP IP address, by running system service-processor network modify from the node and confirming that you want to override the SP automatic network configuration for the node. However, when the node joins the quorum, the SP automatic reconfiguration takes place for the node based on the specified subnet.