Azeti 4300 Network configuration

This article shows how to configure the network on the Azeti SP 4300 running SiteController and Ubuntu 16.04. 

Connect to the device

To connect to the azeti SP 4300 a console and/or ssh client is needed. For windows machines the recommended one is putty (it can be downloaded here https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/latest.html)

There are two options to connect: via serial with a console cable or IP with SSH.

Connecting via serial

  1. Connect the serial cable (RJ45 end) to the console port, on the front panel of the azeti SP 4300
  2. Connect the serial cable to the computer that is going to be used to access the azeti SP 4300
  3. Launch putty, and configure a serial connection with the following parameters:
    1. Serial Line: Select the COM port of the computer (check the "Device Manager" , "Ports (COM & LPT)" if unsure)
    2. Speed: 115200 
  4. Open the connection
  5. Login with the appropriate credentials


Connecting via IP / SSH

  1. Connect the computer to the same network as the azeti SP 4300
  2. Open putty, select SSH and put the current IP of the azeti SP 4300
  3. Open the connection
  4. Login with the appropriate credentials

Setting a static IP

To set up an static IP follow this steps

  1. Edit the /etc/network/interfaces file

    azeti@azeti-4300:~$ sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
  2. Set the IP for each interface. If necessary add a gateway and DNS. 

    #configuration for Ethernet 1
    allow-hotplug enp2s0
    iface enp2s0 inet static
      address 10.240.1.24/24
      gateway 10.240.1.254
      dns-nameservers 10.31.1.130 10.44.1.130
    
    #configuration for ethernet 2
    allow-hotplug enp3s0
    iface enp3s0 inet static
      address 192.168.0.100/23

    Interface list:

    InterfacePort
    enp2s0Ethernet 1
    enp3s0Ethernet 2
    enp4s0Ethernet 3
    enp5s0Ethernet 4
    enp6s0

    Ethernet 5

    enp7s0Ethernet 6
  3. Save the configuration file (press Ctrl+x, write "y" so save the changes, and enter)
  4. Start the connection

    azeti@azeti-4300:~#sudo ifdown enp2s0 ;sudo ifup enp2s0

Troubleshooting


  • To check the assigned IP used "ifconfig"
  • To check the route table use "route -n"