Configure Network Connections for the Appliance

After you set up the hardware appliance, configure the IP network interfaces so the appliance can access a network. You can set up your network connections using the LCD panel, the capam UI, or a Console port. The appliance is inaccessible to the network until its IP address is assigned.
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After you set up the hardware appliance, configure the IP network interfaces so the appliance can access a network. You can set up your network connections using the LCD panel, the 
PAM
 UI, or a Console port. The appliance is inaccessible to the network until its IP address is assigned.
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Use the LCD Panel to Configure Network Connections
The LCD panel on the front of the appliance provides the interfaces to complete the initial hardware setup and network configuration. The LCD panel is a two-line, 16-character-per-line LCD display. 
To connect to a device that cannot auto-negotiate speed or the duplex mode such as older switches and hubs, use the UI.
Using the LCD Panel Menu
Familiarize yourself with the LCD Menu on the front of the hardware appliance. The menu allows for basic network configuration of the device.
The LCD Menu Control has four buttons under the LCD Menu Panel, from left to right: 
< ^ v >
. These buttons function as follows:
Button
Functions
< (left arrow)
  • Move Left
  • Undo/Cancel
> (right arrow)
  • Move Right
  • Enter/Confirm
^ (up arrow)
  • Move up
  • Increase value
v (down arrow)
  • Move down
  • Decrease value
Older hardware appliances have an ENTER and an ESC button instead of the left and right arrows. Use the ENTER button to move right or to confirm an entry. Use the ESC button to move left or undo an entry.
The LCD menu includes the following options to operate the appliance:
Network Setup
This option allows the installer to provide the required network configuration to get the appliance operational. Use the Up or the Down arrows to navigate through the menu.
Menu item 1:
 
Network Setup
 
Reset Password  
This option resets the configuration password to the default password. Select the left arrow and the password is reset. A message displays after a successful reset.
 
Menu item 2:
 
 
Reset Password
 
 
After selecting >:
 
 
Password reset!
 
 
After about 30 seconds:
 
 
Reset Password
 
Reboot
 
This option reboots the appliance. After you power down and restart the appliance, the LCD displays the Network Setup screen.
Menu item 3:
 
 Reboot
 
After selecting >:
 
Rebooting...
 
After about 60 seconds:
 
Shuts down, Boots up
 
Power Off
This option turns off the power, displaying the following message:
Menu item 4:
 
Poweroff
 
After selecting >:
 
Powering off...
 
After about 30 seconds:
 
Shuts down
 
The power switch remains in the "on" position, but you can switch it off.
Halt
The 
Halt
 command stops all processes. The power is still on, but the device is unusable because all processes are stopped. The LCD has the following display:
 
Menu item 5:
 
 
Halt
 
 
After selecting >:
 
 
Halted.
 
 
After about 15 seconds:
 
 
Shuts down
 
Use the Halt command when the power must remain on. For example, if a monitoring system raises alarms due to power loss, use Halt.
Turn On FIPS
 
This option turns on FIPS mode. FIPS mode is fully compatible with PKI smartcard use, including the US DoD CAC system. 
The LCD Menu option turns on the FIPS flag and reboots the appliance when it switches to FIPS mode.
  • Use FIPS mode only when applicable. After the FIPS mode is activated, the LCD is no longer available for configuration. Use the UI to make all subsequent changes.
  • To operate with socket filters in FIPS mode, the monitored devices must have release 2.7 or later Socket Filter Agents (SFAs).
  • If for any reason FIPS activation fails, the LCD displays: PATCH FAILED / UPGRADE ABORTED. If this failure happens, the appliance cannot be revalidated until after it is returned to 
    CA Technologies
    .
 
Menu item 7 (if set):
 
 
Turn on FIPS
 
 
After selecting >:
 
 
[several process messages]
 
 
Reboot ->
 
 
in FIPS mode
 
Basic Network Configuration Using the LCD Panel
After the appliance powers up, perform the basic network configuration using the menu on the LCD panel. The following steps assume that you have installed the appliance.
Follow these steps:
 
  1. Connect the desired number of Ethernet cable connections to ports 1 through 8 on the appliance. These ports correspond to GB1 through GB8 in the LCD and UI interfaces.
  2. Connect the power cord, first to the appliance and then to an outlet.
  3. Power up the appliance:
    1. Turn on the power switch on the back of the appliance. Hold the switch until the unit powers on.
    2. Verify that the LCD is lit, indicating power.
      During power-up, the menu cycles through several message screens until boot is complete.
  4. Navigate to the 
    Network Setup
     menu item on the screen, and press the right arrow (
    >
    ).
    The first screen is the 
    Default Gateway:
     
    Default Gateway 000.000.000.000
  5. To configure the Default Gateway IP address, set the value of a digit for each digit position in the address. Use the up and down arrows to go through and select an integer from 0 to 9. Move to the other positions in the IP address using the > (forward) or < (backward) arrows. Complete this process for each address you want to configure.
    Each octet is expressed on the display using three digits. For each octet that is less than 100, the first characters are zero. For example, the address 10.44.146.3 is expressed in the LCD as 010.044.146.003
    These settings are saved when the Save option later in the procedure. For the settings to take effect after saving, the appliance must first be rebooted.
  6. After you have set the last position in the IP address, press > to go to the next screen Interface Setup.
    To cancel the Network Setup and return to the Network Setup menu, press the left arrow.
  7. Press > to go to the 
    Pick Interface
     screen. This screen shows the interface available for configuration.
    1. Use the arrows to select the label GB1 through GB8 corresponding to the label of the desired Ethernet port (1 through 8).
    2. Use the up and down arrows to go through and select an integer from 0 to 9
    3. Press > to set the IP address for the selected interface. 
  8. After setting the interface, enter the netmask for the same interface, on the 
    Netmask for GB
    n
     
     screen.
  9. At the final Interface Setup screen, enter one of the following options. Use the up and down arrows to position the arrow on the option and press 
    >
     to enter this selection. 
    Interface Setup Cont/Sav/eXit C
    • Select 
      Cont
       (Continue) to repeat the procedure for another interface.
    • Select 
      Sav
       (Save) to save your configuration.
    • Select 
      X
       (exit) to discard all network settings that you configured after the last save and restore the previous settings.
    The LCD returns to the Network Setup display.
  10. From Network Setup, navigate to 
    Reboot
    , and press the forward arrow (
    >
    ).
The appliance reboots and it is ready for configuration.
Use the UI to Configure the Network Connections
An alternative to the LCD panel for network setup is the 
PAM
 UI. If your device is unable to auto-negotiate speed or the duplex mode, use the UI to configure the network connection.
The following steps assume that you have installed the appliance.
 
Follow these steps:
 
  1. Configure a PC with a static IP address of: 192.168.98.
    x, 
    where 
    x
     is not 100.
    The IP address of GB1 as shipped is 192.168.98.100.
  2. Connect this PC directly to the 
    1
     port on the front of the appliance. Port 1 corresponds to 
    GB1
     in the UI. This port is auto-sensing, so you do not need a crossover if using a laptop with the same.
  3. Open a Java-enabled browser and enter the following URL, including the slash at the end
    https://192.168.98.100/config/
    The trailing address slash is required.
  4. Log in to the UI:
    1. Accept the license
    2. In the Windows Security pop-up window which follows, enter the default configuration username/password (config/config)
    The 
    Configuration, Network Settings
     page appears.
  5. Set the appropriate values in the 
    Network Settings 
    and 
    Network Interfaces
     sections.
  6. (Optional) Speed autosensing does not work with all network appliances. If you experience connectivity issues, set the 
    Speed
     and 
    Duplex
     settings to static values for the network interfaces.
  7. Click 
    Update
     when you are finished configuring the settings.
  8. Click 
    Restart Networking
     to commit your changes. While the network is restarting, the appliance is temporarily unavailable.
  9. After the browser refreshes, use the Toolbar: 
    Logout
     button (in the upper-right corner) to end your session.
  10. Confirm that your settings have been correctly configured by accessing the login page using your newly assigned address.
Use the Console Port to Configure Network Connections
If you cannot use the LCD Panel or the UI, use the Console port. The Console port is above the nonfunctional USB ports. This port enables you to connect the appliance to a monitor. A console cable is supplied.
Note the following port specifications:
  • Speed: 
    115200
     
  • Data bits: 
    8
     
  • Stop bits: 
    1
     
  • Parity: 
    none
     
  • Flow control: 
    XON/XOFF