In some cases, an offline OCA may require out-of-band access. You can gain remote access to the offline (unhealthy) OCA by physically connecting it to a nearby OCA that is online (healthy). This article describes how to set up the physical connection between the offline and the online OCA.
To set up out-of-band access:
- Identify an online OCA that is physically located near the offline OCA.
- Obtain a straight-through CAT5/6 network cable long enough to reach both OCAs.
- Find the RJ-45 network ports on the OCAs. They may be hidden behind a metal plate or door, depending on the hardware model.
- Identify the LAN1 port of the online OCA and insert one end of the network cable into it.
Note: Some Global OCAs come with a separate copper connector for the LAN1 port. See Racking and Physical Installation of OCAs for more information.
- Identify the IPMI port of the offline OCA and insert the other end of the network cable into it.
The following image shows an example of the final setup for 2 Flash OCAs.
Note: The locations of the IPMI and LAN1 ports vary according to the type of OCA. Some OCAs have a front panel covering the ports that you will need to remove to access them. See this article for images of these front panels.