Once you’ve established and confirmed network connectivity between your computer and the Kepler Server, you can now access the web-based management portal via the Chrome web browser only.
(Do NOT use any other browsers such as Firefox, Internet Explorer/Edge, Opera, or Apple Safari.)
Open Chrome and navigate to the DHCP address of the server provided by your network administrator or through the ping command with the addition of :8000 [port 8000]: e.g. 192.168.5.22:8000.
The address of Port 2 (192.168.201.1:8000) if you were unable to connect via Port 1.
It should bring up the following login screen which can be accessed with the credentials:
- User: admin
- Password: admin
Once logged in, you will see the network configuration tabs at the top.
DHCP Assigned IP Address
If the Kepler server was successfully assigned an IP by your network’s DHCP server, the web portal will display the address assigned to the server as well as any other network parameters (gateway, DNS, etc.)
In this example, the IP address assigned by your network’s DHCP server is 192.168.5.22 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0 (/24 mask).
The DHCP radio button will be selected and the network fields will be read-only as your DHCP server sets these parameters.
Setting a Static IP Address
If you require a static IP address, configure the “User Network” tab to your network’s requirements
(IP, gateway, DNS, etc.). e.g. static & 192.168.0.55/24
/24 = 255.255.255.0 subnet. Use a subnet calculator such as http://www.subnet-calculator.com/ if you’re unfamiliar with calculating your subnet’s mask bits. The format of the “Network” field must be ###.###.###.###/##
Save your changes.
Disconnect the cable from Port 2 and connect your computer back to the same network as Port 1.
Verify that you can connect to the management portal via the IP address you set above.