How to retrieve the ethernet MAC address¶
Using the MVME8100 bootloader you can retrieve the MAC addresses for each of the ethernet interfaces. Attach a serial cable and null modem between your PC and the MVME8100. Configure your serial port for 9600 baud 8N1 and power up the 8100. If the board is fresh, you should receive the bootloader prompt:
Type a '?' and press enter to view all of the bootloader commands. The command we're interested in is 'mac' -
MVME8100 => mac ID: NXID v1 SN: EFDD021 Errata: 0 Build date: 2017/03/01 00:00:00 Eth0: ec:9e:cd:17:23:0a Eth1: ec:9e:cd:17:23:0b Eth2: ec:9e:cd:17:23:0c Eth3: ec:9e:cd:17:23:0d Eth4: ec:9e:cd:17:23:0e Board: 0106833K02M CRC: 01df2739
Note that the Booster BPM boards have a GigE interface in one of the XMC slots. The interfaces displayed with 'mac' are the on-board interfaces. Eth0 is the front panel ethernet port and should be used for SSH and ACNET.