Before You Begin
Complete the following tasks:
Confirm that you have completed the installation of the server in its rack. See Installing the Server Into the Cabinet.
Attach the cable management arm. See Installing the Cable Management Arm (CMA).
Configure the terminal or terminal emulator with these settings:
A null modem configuration is needed, meaning the transmit and receive signals are reversed (crossed over) for DTE to DTE communications. You can use the supplied RJ-45 crossover adapters with a standard RJ-45 cable to achieve the null modem configuration.
Note - When you power on the server for the first time and you do not have a terminal or terminal emulator (PC or workstation) connected to the service processor serial management port, you will not see system messages.
After the initial configuration of the system using the SP SER MGT port, communication with the SP and host is usually performed through this Ethernet interface.
Note - If a 10 GBit Ethernet (XAUI) card is installed in the system, the corresponding Ethernet port is disabled. For example, if a XAUI card is installed at XAUI0, the NET0 port is disabled.
Note - Only two power connections are required for operation. Use four power connections and two separate circuits for redundancy.
After a few minutes, the SP login prompt appears on the terminal device. The host is not initialized or powered on yet.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX login: root Password: changeme . . . ->
After a brief delay, the SP prompt is displayed (->). At this point, there are many commands you can perform using the Integrated Lights Out Manager interface.
Additional SP information, such as how to change the password and how to set up the SP network parameters is available in the online documentation set.
-> start /SYS Are you sure you want to start /SYS (y/n)? y -> start /SP/console Are you sure you want to start /SP/CONSOLE (y/n)? y Serial console started. To stop, type #. . . .
After you start the SP console, the server initialization takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
You will be prompted to confirm the configuration several times, enabling confirmation and changes. If you are not sure how to respond to a particular value, you can accept the default, and make future changes when the Solaris OS is running. See Reference for Solaris OS Configuration for a description of the Solaris OS parameters you must provide during initial configuration.
There are many commands you can use to verify the functionality of the system. The following list describes a few of them:
Review the Solaris OS man pages and documentation for more details.