How to Set Up Remote Management Using the Intel® Remote Management Module

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09/23/2020

What is the Intel® Remote Management Module (Intel® RMM)?

The Intel® Remote Management Module (Intel® RMM) is a small form factor mezzanine card. This card enables remote KVM (keyboard, video, and mouse) and media redirection, on your server system, from the built-in Web Console. You can configure the Intel® Remote Management Module 4 (Intel® RMM4) using any of the following methods:

  • BIOS setup
  • Intel® Deployment Assistant
  • sysconfig (SYSCFG)
  • IPMI commands

What configuration method should I use?

The most common method is to configure one LAN channel as a static address, and enable one user, through the BIOS setup.

  1. During POST, press F2 to go to BIOS setup.
  2. Go to the Server Management tab and scroll down to BMC LAN Configuration.
  3. Scroll down to Intel® RMM4 LAN configuration > IP source and click Static.
  4. Configure the IP address, Subnet mask, and Gateway IP.
  5. Scroll down to User ID. Select the user that you want to configure: User3, User4, or User5. Don't use User1 (anonymous) or User2 (root).
  6. Scroll down to User status. Select Enabled.
  7. Scroll down to User name. Change the name if preferred.
  8. Scroll down to User password. Change the password. You're required to enter the password twice.
  9. Press F10 and click save and exit. Your server will reboot with the new LAN settings.

Where can I get additional information?

For information on how to use the Intel RMM4, or for technical specifications, see:
Intel® Remote Management Module 4 (Intel® RMM4) and Integrated BMC User Guide
Intel® Remote Management Module 4 Technical Product Specification

If you have an older or discontinued system, refer to the compatibility matrix and user guide:
Intel® Remote Management Module Compatibility Matrix
Intel® Remote Management Module 3 (Intel® RMM3) User Guide

Note

Intel® Server's Integrated Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) can be accessed by standard, off-the-shelf terminal, open-sourced, or terminal emulator utilities. One example is the IPMIUtility that allows access to sensor status information and power control. Customers own the risk of using open-source utilities. Intel has no control on these utilities and cannot guarantee any fix with these utilities.

 

Related topics
Intel® Server Boards and Intel® Server Platforms: Server Management Guide
Joint Message from Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Promoters
IPMI Technical Resources
How to Configure the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) for Remote Monitoring and Control for Intel® Server Boards and Intel® Server Systems
How do I Set Up Remote Management to Intel Servers?
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