This documentation refers to a previously released version of BMC Discovery.
See the information on this topic for the latest version (11.2) or version 11.1.

The netadmin user account is a special account with limited privileges. It enables you to change network, hostname and gateway settings without requiring root privileges. You can also use the netadmin user to reboot the appliance. If no password has been configured for the netadmin user, you can log in by entering:
su - netadmin

When you log in to BMC Discovery as the netadmin user, you see the following text based interface:

login as: netadmin
netadmin@ee-64's password:
Last login: Thu May 26 12:56:46 2011 from 192.168.0.1

Tideway Appliance Network Administration Shell
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  G  Configure General Settings
  I  Configure Network Interfaces
  P  Change netadmin password
  R  Exit & Reboot the appliance
  Q  Exit *without* rebooting

Select option:

Select an option by entering the code letter:

  • Enter G to configure the appliance hostname and the gateway details.
  • Enter I to configure the appliance network interfaces.
  • Enter P to change the netadmin user password,
  • Enter R to exit the netadmin session and reboot the appliance.
  • Enter Q to exit the netadmin session without rebooting the appliance.

Impact of your configuration changes

If you make any configuration changes from the General Settings or Network Interfaces menu, you must reboot the appliance for the changes to take effect.

If you change the appliance hostname or IP, in case the appliance belongs to a cluster you will have to change the address of the machine with Cluster Management accordingly, in case the appliance is standalone, you have to delete /usr/tideway/etc/cluster.conf file before the reboot (it will be recreated with the correct address).

The following tables describe the items in the General Settings and Network Interface menus:

G - General Settings menu

Key

Label

Description

H

Change Hostname: current.hostname

Enter H to set the hostname or FQDN. At the Hostname or FQDN: prompt enter the new hostname or FQDN. Press enter to return to the General Settings menu.

G

Change Gateway: current.gateway

Enter G to change the gateway. At the Gateway: prompt enter the gateway IP address. Press return and at the Gateway Device: prompt enter the gateway device type (currently only "eth0" is supported).

D

Discard changes

Discard any changes and remain in the General Settings menu. Requires confirmation.

C

Commit changes

Commit any changes and remain in the General Settings menu. Requires confirmation.

Q

Return to the main menu

Discard any unsaved changes and return to the main menu. Requires confirmation.

P - Change netadmin password

[root@appliance01 tideway]# su - netadmin
ADDM Appliance Network Administration Shell
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  G  Configure General Settings
  I  Configure Network Interfaces
  P  Change netadmin password
  R  Exit & Reboot the appliance
  Q  Exit *without* rebooting
Select option: p
Changing password for user netadmin.
New password:
Retype new password:
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
ADDM Appliance Network Administration Shell
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  G  Configure General Settings
  I  Configure Network Interfaces
  P  Change netadmin password
  R  Exit & Reboot the appliance
  Q  Exit *without* rebooting
Select option: q
[root@appliance01 tideway]#

I - Network Interfaces menu

Key

Label

Description

1

Reconfigure eth0: current.configuration

Enter 1 to reconfigure eth0. At the Use DHCP prompt enter Y to use DHCP or N to use a static IP address. If you use a static IP address enter the IP address and Netmask when prompted. For DHCP and static IP addresses, choose whether to enable the setting at boot. At the Enable on boot prompt, enter Y or N.

A

Add interface

Enter A to add a new interface. At the Device: prompt enter the new device name. For example eth1. At the Use DHCP prompt enter Y to use DHCP or N to use a static IP address. If you use a static IP address enter the IP address and Netmask when prompted. For DHCP and static IP addresses, choose whether to enable the setting at boot. At the Enable on boot prompt, enter Y or N.

R

Remove/Restore Network Interfaces

Enter R to list configured network interfaces. To remove or restore a listed interface, enter the menu number corresponding to the interface. A [DELETED] flag marks removed interfaces.

D

Discard changes

Discard any changes and remain in the Network Interfaces menu. Requires confirmation.

C

Commit changes

Commit any changes and remain in the Network Interfaces menu. Requires confirmation.

Q

Return to the main menu

Discard any unsaved changes and return to the main menu. Requires confirmation.

R - Reboot the appliance

Enter R to reboot the appliance. This operation requires confirmation, after which your session ends and the appliance reboots.

Q - Quit

Enter Q to quit the netadmin session.

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