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Administering the static IP address

NOTE: Make sure you have the password before proceeding. Refer to the filled-out job aid entitled Pre-Installation Network Planning Forms--S8700 Media Server for more information.

  1. Connect the services laptop computer to the top port on the IPSI circuit pack faceplate.
  2. From the services laptop Start Menu, click Start > Run to open the Run dialog box.
  3. Type command and press Enter to open a MSDOS Command Line window.
  4. Type arp -d 192.11.13.6 and press Enter to clear the ARP cache in the laptop. This command will respond with one of the following:
  5. Type telnet 192.11.13.6 and press Enter to open the Telnet window and connect to the IPSI
  6. Prompt = [IPSI]:

NOTE: While connected to the IPSI, type help or ? to obtain online help. Most commands have two or three letter abbreviations.

  1. Type ipsilogin and press Enter. (abbreviated command = il)

NOTE: The craft login used on the IPSI has a different password than the craft login used on the media servers.

  1. Log in as craft.
  2. Prompt = [IPADMIN]:

  3. Type set control interface ipaddr netmask, where ipaddr is the customer-provided IP address and netmask is the customer provided subnet mask.


  1. Press Enter to effect the changes.
  2. Type show control interface. Press Enter.
    The IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway information will be displayed.
    Verify that the proper information was entered.
  3. If required, type set control gateway gateway, where gateway is the customer-provided IP address for their gateway.
  4. Press Enter to effect the changes.
  5. If required, use the set vlan priority, set vlan tag, set vlan id and set diffserv commands to enter VLAN and diffserv parameters for the IPSI. Use Help to obtain syntax guidelines for these commands.
  6. Type reset and press Enter
    Answer Y to the warning.

NOTE: Resetting the IPSI terminates the administration session. If further administration is required, start a new telnet session to the IPSI.

  1. Type quit to logoff the IPSI.

NOTE: Control network settings (IP address, subnet mask, and gateway) become effective when you exit the IPADMIN session.

  1. Check the LCD. Verify that it has an I P with a filled-in V showing at the bottom. (See LED display showing that the IPSI has a static IP address)

LED display showing that the IPSI has a static IP address


  1. Disconnect the laptop from the faceplate.

NOTE: Always use the arp -d 192.11.13.6 command (step 4) to clear the ARP cache on the laptop before connecting to another IPSI. If the cache is not cleared the laptop appears to hang and does not connect to the next IPSI.

  1. Repeat for each IPSI circuit pack.
Verify connectivity to media servers

The following administration uses the services laptop computer connected to the active media server and uses the media server Web interface.

NOTE: We recommend you be on the active media server.

  1. Connect a customer-supplied CAT5 straight-through cable from media server 1, port 1 (Eth0), to the customer's LAN. Refer to Getting Started with the Avaya S8700 Media Server with an Avaya G600 Media Gateway.  

NOTE: For security reasons, you may not be able to ping out to the customer's network. If you are not able to, look at the LAN security settings, particularly icmp.

  1. Under Security click Set LAN Security
  2. Verify that all/icmp is checked (default). If it is not checked, check the box to the left and click Set Security.
  3. Under Diagnostics click Execute Pingall and select "Other server(s), All IPSIs, UPS(s), Ethernet switches." to verify connectivity to these units.
Verify IPSI firmware version  

The following administration uses the services laptop computer connected to the active media server and uses the media server Web interface.

  1. Under Installation and Upgrades click View IPSI Version. Select Query All and click View IPSI Version.
  2. Verify the firmware release for each TN2312AP IPSI. If an upgrade is required, select the Upgrading tab above and go to Upgrading IPSI Firmware.

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