Though it is not recommended, the system console can be redirected to the graphics frame buffer. You cannot use a local graphics monitor to perform initial system installation, nor can you use a local graphics monitor to view power-on self-test (POST) messages.
To install a local graphics monitor, you must have the following items:
Supported USB keyboard
Supported USB mouse
Installation must be performed by a qualified service provider. For further information, refer to the service manual for your server or contact your qualified service provider.
Tighten the thumbscrews to secure the connection.
From the existing system console, type:
Note - There are many other system configuration variables. Although these variables do not affect which hardware device is used to access the system console, some of the variables affect which diagnostic tests the system runs and which messages the system displays at its console. For details, refer to the service manual for your server.
The system stores the parameter changes and boots automatically when the OpenBoot configuration variable auto-boot? is set to true (the default value).
Note - To cause the parameter changes to take effect, you can also power cycle the system using the front panel Power button.
You can now type system commands and view system messages using your local graphics monitor. Continue with your installation or diagnostic procedure, as needed.