Vulcan Knowledge Base

Chassis Management

Connecting to a Chassis 

You can add a chassis by pressing the Add button in the main Edit ribbon menu. You will then see the following dialog window:



  1. Fill in the IP address of the chassis in the Chassis Address field.
  2. Optionally change the Chassis Port Number value if you connect to the chassis through a NATrouter that changes the port number. The default port value is 22606. If you have changed the port value and want to revert to the default value you can press the Reset to Default button.
  3. Enter the assigned password for the chassis in the Chassis Password field.
  4. Press the OK button.
  5. The next time you open the Add Chassis window it will remember the last values you entered. If you have changed the port number and need to revert to the default Xena port number just press the Reset to Default button.

Editing Chassis Information

If you need to modify the address or password details of a chassis, you can select the chassis in the Chassis Explorer and make changes on the panel to the right. Note that the panel will only be enabled for editing if you have reserved the chassis. Remember to the Reboot Chassis after your editing in order for the changes to take effect.


Reconnecting to Chassis

If you have lost the connection to a chassis, for instance due to a local network connectivity outage, you can manually reconnect by selecting the chassis in the resource tree view and press the Reconnect button in the ribbon menu.

This action is also available in the right-click context menu for the chassis item in the tree view.

Disconnecting from Chassis

You can forcibly disconnect from a chassis without removing it from your project. This will also prevent VulcanManager from making any attempt to reconnect to the chassis, until you specifically choose to reconnect to that chassis. You can use this option if you have a chassis defined in your configuration that you know will be offline for a longer period of time.

Removing Chassis

If you no longer need a certain chassis in your project, simply select the chassis and press the Remove Chassis button in the ribbon menu. This action is also available in the right-click context menu for the chassis item in the tree view.

Troubleshooting

If the password is lost:

The default value of the password is xena, which can be changed from the Chassis panel of VulcanManager.

If the password is forgotten, in the first two minutes after the tester has booted (when the test-port LEDs start flashing) you can use the chassis serial number as the password. The serial number is also printed on the label on the back of the chassis.

Once logged on, (re)set the password.


If the IP address is lost:

If you forget the IP address of the chassis you need another way to get in touch with it. This is done by making a point-to-point connection from your PC to the “Ext” Ethernet port. The “Ext” port is located to the right side of the “Mgmt” port.

The “Ext” port is pre-configured with the following IP setup: Address: 172.16.255.210
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: none

You must configure your PC port statically to an IP address in the 172.16.255.x range, and then you will be able to ping the chassis again.

Now start VulcanManager, and connect to the chassis using the IP address 172.16.255.210.

Under the chassis Main Properties, you can see which IP address is configured for the “Mgmt” port, and you can reserve the chassis and change it if necessary. Changes to the IP address of the “Mgmt” port take effect after rebooting the chassis.

Note that the IP configuration of the “Ext” port cannot be changed, and that you should not configure the “Mgmt” port to use this subnet.

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