How do I interpret the GS6 boot sequence IP?

Topic

  • How do I interpret the GS6 boot sequence IP?
  • What does it mean if a GS6 shows 192.168.240.2 on boot up?
  • How do I find the IP address of my GS6 display?

Environment

  • Product Family: Message Displays
  • Product: GS6
  • Components: DMP-5050, DMP-8050 
  • Control System:

Steps

  • The GS6 boot sequence is generated by the DMP.  When the VIP is configured for NAT and the DMP can communicate with it, the DMP will gather the current IP settings in use on the VIP and use them in the boot sequence.  The scenarios shown below cover the different IP address variations that can be seen on boot up and what they could indicate.
    • 192.168.240.2
      • This is the private IP address on the DMP.  It will be shown on boot up when the DMP is not able to communicate with the VIP to poll current IP information from it.  This could be the case if there is something wrong with the VIP, the VIP is not configured correctly in the DMP web interface, or the VIP does not have an Ethernet link.
    • 169.254.xxx.xxx
      • This will be shown when the VIP has a network link but is not able to reach a DHCP server for an IP to be assigned.
    • An expected IP address   (ex: 10.10.x.x  OR  192.168.x.x OR other)
      • This will be shown when an IP address is set static on the VIP and the VIP has a network link.
      • This will be shown when the VIP is set to obtain an IP address automatically and the VIP has a path to a DHCP server.

KB ID: DD4541677


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