Intelligent Physical Infastructure

The Intelligent Physical Infrastructure (IPI) Appliance for Generation 3 or IPI Generation 5 (G5) Network Controller provides an intelligent gateway to gather information about power, thermals, security, alerts, and all components in the cabinet.

VxBlock Central or Vision Intelligent Operations uses SNMP to poll the status of the IPI Appliance or IPI G5 Network Controller and then passes the results to VMware vCenter Server.

For cabinet-related operations such as adding users or cabinet access cards, see the:
  • Dell EMC Intelligent Physical Infrastructure Appliance User Manual for the IPI Appliance
  • Dell EMC Intelligent Physical Infrastructure PDU Network Controller User Manual for the IPI G5 Network Controller

See the release certification matrix (RCM) to identify the recommended firmware version for your IPI Appliance or IPI Generation 5 (G5) Network Controller. Contact Dell Technologies Support with any questions.

Connect a laptop to the appropriate subnet and use a browser with the following settings to access the IPI Appliance or IPI Generation 5 (G5) Network Controller:
  • IP address: 192.168.0.253
  • Mask: 255.255.255.0
  • Gateway: 192.168.0.1