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All the changes in the configuration below require your appliance’s credentials. Each Crypto Appliance has its own randomly generated credential.
Customers are sent the credential of their appliance shortly after purchase. If you have not yet received yours, request the details of your credential in our Support Portal.


  • Physical appliance
  • Monitor and keyboard
  • 2x network cables

Step 1: Connecting the iDRAC

  • Connect 1 network cable to iDRAC (iDRACport);
  • Connect 1 network cable to the interface (port 1);
  • Connect the monitor and keyboard.

To configure the iDRAC Network Settings:

  1. Turn on the managed system.
  2. Press <F2> during Power-on Self-test (POST).
  3. In the System Setup Main Menu, click iDRAC Settings. The iDRAC Settings page is displayed.

  4. Click Network. The Network page is displayed.

  5. Configure the network settings
    1. Under Enable NIC, select Enabled.

    2. From the NIC Selection drop-down menu, select one of the following ports based on the network requirement:

      1. Dedicated - Enables the remote access device to use the dedicated network interface available on the Remote Access Controller. This interface is not shared with the host operating system. Note, the Dedicated options are displayed in blade servers as Chassis (Dedicated).
      2. LOM1
      3. LOM2
      4. LOM3 - May not be available depending on the server model and network card selection.
      5. LOM4 - May not be available depending on the server model and network card selection.
    3. From the Failover Network drop-down menu, select one of the remaining LOMs. If a network fails, the traffic is routed through the failover network. Note that this option is disabled if NIC Selection is set to Dedicated.

    4. Under Auto-Negotiation, select On if iDRAC must automatically set the duplex mode and network speed. Note that this option is available for dedicated mode.

    5. Under Network Speed, select either 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps. Note that 1000 Mbps is available only if the Auto-Negotiation option is enabled.

    6. Under Duplex Mode, select the Half Duplex or Full Duplex option. Note that this option is disabled if Auto-Negotiation is set to Enabled.


  6. Common Settings: If the network infrastructure has a DNS server, register iDRAC on the DNS. These are the initial settings requirements for advanced features such as Directory services—Active Directory or LDAP, Single Sign-On, and smart card. To register iDRAC:

    1. Enable Register DRAC on DNS.
    2. Enter the DNS DRAC Name.
    3. Select Auto Config Domain Name to acquire a domain name from DHCP automatically, or provide the DNS Domain Name.
  7. Configure IPv4 settings To configure the IPv4 settings:

    1. Select Enabled under Enable IPv4.
    2. Select Enabled under Enable DHCP to automatically assign the IP address, gateway, and subnet mask to iDRAC; alternatively, select Disabled and enter the values for:
      1. Static IP Address
      2. Static Gateway
      3. Static Subnet Mask

  8. To configure IPv6 settings:
    1. Select the Enabled option under Enable IPv6.
    2. For the DHCPv6 server to automatically assign the IP address, gateway, and subnet mask to iDRAC, select the Enabled option under Enable Auto-configuration.
    3. In the Static IP Address 1 box, enter the static IPv6 address.
    4. In the Static Prefix Length box, enter a value between 0 and 128.
    5. In the Static Gateway box, enter the gateway address.
    6. If you are using DHCP, enable DHCPv6 to obtain the DNC Server addresses to obtain Primary and Secondary DNS server addresses from the DHCPv6 server. You can configure the following if needed:
      1. In the Static Preferred DNS Server box, enter the static DNS server IPv6 address.
      2. In the Static Alternate DNS Server box, enter the static alternate DNS Server address.
  9. Click Back.
  10. Click Finish. The Save Changes popup is displayed.

  11. Click Yes to save the changes. The network information is saved, and the system reboots.


After configuring the iDRAC IP address, change the default username and password.
iDRAC9 Using Lifecycle Controller

For more information on how to configure iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller, click here.

Step 2: Configuring the appliance's IP address

  • Log in as root.

  • Edit the file interfaces in /etc/network/interfaces.

    sudo vim /etc/network/interfaces
    • Uncomment the line referring to the IP address and add the address of your appliance.
    • Type :x to save and exit vim. Then, reboot.

Step 3: Using senhasegura's Virtual Machine

  • In the appliance's terminal, run the command “xl list”. This command returns senhasegura VM’s name (for instance: “senhasegura” or “ss-p”).
  • Use the VM name to run the command “xl console VM [vm name].”
  • You should be redirected to senhasegura's login screen.

Step 4: senhasegura

  • Login as senhasegura's main admin user:
    • User: mt4adm
    • Password: mT4SeG@s2s or mt4adm
    • Run the command sudo orbit hostname to change the default hostname of this instance of senhasegura. We strongly recommend changing this hostname to generate a valid activation code.
  • Wait for the success message below.


  • Now that the network interface has been configured successfully, configure the NTP server to set the correct date and time.
sudo orbit ntp --servers=SERVER1,SERVER2 --listen-interface=eth0


  • Finally, reboot using the command:
sudo orbit shutdown --reboot

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