Provisioning tools for DASH standalone systems

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Prerequisites and DASHConfig Tool (Where to find)

   DashConfig is a tool used for provisioning the DASH targets. There are multiple uses of this tool, but this blog emphasizes on how to add username and password for DASH    systems for digest and AD authentication.

  • DashConfig is packaged with AMC tool and is available for download from the site: https://developer.amd.com/tools-for-dmtf-dash/.

  • DASH should be enabled in Bios.

  • Two different DashConfig tools are available: DashConfig for Broadcom and DashConfigRT for Realtek, the supporting software and drivers need to be obtained from vendor site.

  • For detailed options on  DashConfig and DashConfigRT commands , please refer to user guide added as part of DashConfig package in AMC download folder.

  1. Following are the steps to be followed for provisioning the Broadcom targets:

  • For Broadcom targets some the tools need to be installed which can be installed as part of driver installation, Refer the below snapshot:
    • The AMC folder contains the DASHConfig exe along with DASHConfigExample.xml file.
    •  Edit the xml file to provide the digest credentials and save the file.
    • Look for the section as in below snapshot in DASHConfigExample.xml to update username and password for digest:

             

    • Look for the section as in below snapshot in DASHConfigExample.xml to update username and password for AD and updating SID value :

          

    • open command-prompt, go to DASHConfig folder and run the below command:

             “DASHConfig.exe -xf:DASHConfigExample.xml -lf:Logfile.log”

    • After DASHConfig package run is completed, Provide the same credentials as updated in DASHConfigExample.xml in configuration tab of AMC console and discover the system.
    • The system will be authenticated, and all the DASH features are ready to use.

     

    2. Following are the steps to be followed for provisioning the Realtek targets:

    • The current default DASH credentials for Realtek systems are username: “Administrator” password: “Realtek “.
    • The Realtek DashConfig tool comes with name DashConfigRT and will be available as part of AMC package in 3.2 release.
    • Currently the tool is available for download in below Realtek site with name “Dash In-Band Config for Windows tool”:  

             https://www.realtek.com/en/component/zoo/category/network-interface-controllers-10-100-1000m-gigabit-ethernet-pci-express-software 

    • As mentioned above the supporting driver and software needs to be downloaded for Realtek site specific to model.
    • Edit the xml file to provide the digest credentials and save the file.
    • Look for options as mentioned in below snapshot :

             

    • Look for the section as in below snapshot in DASHConfigExample.xml to update username and password for AD and updating SID value :

             

    • open command-prompt, go to DASHConfig folder and run the below command

             “DASHConfigRT.exe -xf:DASHConfigExample.xml”

    • After DASHConfig package run is completed, Provide the same credentials as updated in DASHConfigExample.xml in configuration tab of AMC console and discover the system.
    • The system will be authenticated, and all the DASH features are ready to use.

     

    3. Provisioning Realtek DASH systems using management mode :

    • Boot the DASH system.
    • Press Shift+F10 to enter management mode.
    • Provide credentials to enter to menu which by default are username: Administrator and Password: Realtek .

             

    • Select Setup and  Configuration :

             

    • Go to Security Configuration:

             

    • Modify username and password :

             

    • Press F10 save and exit, Discover the system using AMC or any other Dash tool with modified username and password. 

     

    4. Changing password using Dashcli tool 

    • As the default username and password for Realtek is known using Dashcli also the password can be changed using below command:

       

      dashcli.exe -h <ip address> -u Administrator -P <password> -t user[0] changepassword <password> [for Realtek systems]
      dashcli.exe -h <ip address> -u Administrator -P <password> -t user[0] changepassword <password> [for Broadcom systems]

     

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