The Platform Manager is bundled with the ConnexIP OS package and is accessible through configured host management interfaces. This application is available from a port (port 444) different from the default EMA service port. Platform manager handles activities like OS upgrade, application installation and upgrade as well as host troubleshooting, and contains other OS utilities.
Following are the prerequisites to use your PC to launch the Platform Manager:
- The PC must support Windows XP or later
- The PC must support one of the following browsers:
- Internet Explorer 9 (IE) or later
- Firefox 23.1.0
- The PC must be installed with OpenJDK Runtime Environment 6 update 19 or later to support the OpenJDK console
The SBC is delivered with sample self-signed X.509 certificates. Please be aware that even though these sample certificates will allow you to use HTTPS to access the SBC from Platform Manager, BMC and EMA interfaces, using this protocol with the sample certificates is not a truly secure access method. If your organization requires a more secure access, refer to Uploading New SSL Certificates using BMC for instructions on uploading replacement SSL certificates to meet your organization's security requirements.
Use the following procedure to launch the Platform Manager in one of two ways:
- From the BMC GUI
- From a Web browser – Enter
https://<mgtport_ip>:444in a Web browser, where
<mgtport_ip>is the management port IP address.
The BMC GUI is not applicable to the SBC SWe.
Launch the Platform Manager Application From BMC GUI or Web Browser
- Perform either step a or b to launch the Platform Manager from either BMC GUI or a Web browser, respectively.
From BMC GUI menu bar, click the Platform Manager Port 0 or Platform Manager Port 1, as shown in Figure 1.On the Platform Manager, "Port 0" is associated with the MGMT0 port interface and "Port 1" is associated with MGMT1 port interface.
https://10.54.21.157:444into a web browser and press Enter.
where, 10.54.21.157 is the default management interface IP address. The Platform Manager Login dialog displays, as shown in Figure 2.
- Login to the Platform Manager using default credentials:
The Change Password screen appears at initial login, as shown in Figure 3. Enter a new password and click Change Password.
The Platform Manager main screen appears, as shown in Figure 4.