Configuring the Management Node
The Management Node is a virtual machine which controls the Pexip Infinity service. It is used to deploy and manage one or more Conferencing Nodes, and configure the Pexip Infinity services (Virtual Meeting Rooms, Virtual Receptions and so on) that exist on those Conferencing Nodes. It also collates status and logging information about conferences across all Conferencing Nodes.
Initial configuration of the Management Node was provided at the time the software image was initially installed using the installation wizard, but if necessary you can edit some of this information afterwards.
All changes to the configuration of the Management Node should be done using the Pexip Infinity Administrator interface. Do not make any changes by any other means such as VMware or SSH; doing so may cause the Pexip Infinity service to fail. In particular you must not change the IP address of the Management Node.
To change configuration of the Management Node, go to .
The available options are:
|Name||The name used to refer to this Management Node. It is made up of the DNS Hostname and Domain suffix that were assigned to the Management Node during initial installation (when the installation wizard was run).|
An optional field where you can provide more information about the Management Node.
This will default to the Name but you can change it here.
|DNS servers||From the list of configured DNS servers, select one or more DNS servers to be used by this Management Node.|
|NTP servers||From the list of configured NTP servers, select one or more NTP servers to be used by this Management Node.|
|IPv6 address||The IPv6 address for this Management Node.|
|Gateway IPv6 address||The IPv6 address of the default gateway.|
|Static routes||From the list of Available Static routes, select the routes to assign to the node, and then use the right arrow to move the selected routes into the Chosen Static routes list. For more information, see Managing static routes.|
You can also change the Management Node's SNMP settings (see Enabling SNMP for more information):
Configures the SNMP mode for the selected node:
Off: SNMP is disabled. You will not be able to use SNMP to query the node for its status.
SNMPv2c read-only: enables insecure, read-only access.
SNMPv3 read-only: enables secure, read-only access, using the authPriv security level with SHA1 authentication and AES 128-bit encryption.
When enabled, access is provided to the basic RFC 1213 MIB-II tree (126.96.36.199.2.1).
The SNMP group to which this node belongs. This setting applies to SNMPv2c only.
|SNMPv3 username||The node's SNMPv3 username, used to authenticate SNMPv3 requests.|
|SNMPv3 privacy password||
The node's SNMPv3 privacy password used for encrypting messages between the node and the management station.
AES encryption must be used; DES is not supported.
|SNMPv3 authentication password||
The node's SNMPv3 authentication password, used to authenticate the associated username.
The SHA authentication protocol must be used; MD5 is not supported.
|SNMP system contact||The contact details (for example, email address) of the person responsible for this particular node.|
|SNMP system location||A description of the node's location.|
If you want SNMP traps to be sent from the Management Node to a particular SNMP Network Management System (NMS), select the NMS from the SNMP NMS drop-down menu:
The Network Management System to which SNMP traps will be sent from the Management Node. If you have not already added the SNMP NMS, you can do so now by clicking .
Note that Pexip Infinity does not currently support traps with SNMPv3. If traps are required, use SNMPv2c.
Other details of the Management Node that cannot be changed via the Administrator interface are also shown on this page for your information, as follows:
|IP address||The IPv4 address of the Management Node.|
|Network mask||The IPv4 network mask of the Management Node.|
|Gateway IP address||The IPv4 address of the default gateway.|
|Hostname||The DNS hostname of this Management Node.|
|Domain||The DNS domain of this Management Node.|
If you need to change any of the hostname/addressing information, you must do so by Re-running the installation wizard.
To perform other maintenance tasks such as changing the IP address of the Management Node or moving the Management Node to a different host server, see Moving, restoring or changing the IP address of the Management Node.