An ASCII terminal (or workstation) can be attached to the server to display diagnostic messages produced by the firmware (power-on self-test/POST or OpenBoot(TM) PROM/OBP) program. A terminal is not required for normal server operations, so it may be necessary to locate a terminal to connect to the server.
Connect the terminal cable into serial port A on the clock+ board. See Figure 2-8.
Connect the terminal power cord into an AC wall outlet.
Configure the ASCII terminal as follows:
1 stop bit
8 data bits
Refer to the instruction manual shipped with the terminal for specific configuration instructions.
The setup parameters listed in Step 3 may differ from the setup at the customer site. These parameters can be changed in the NVRAM (nonvolatile random access memory). Refer to the set-defaults and printenv commands in the OpenBoot Command Reference manual, part number 802-3242.