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Hardware Installation

Configuring the Preinstalled Solaris Operating System

Configuring the Preinstalled Oracle Solaris OS

Installation Worksheet

How to Connect to the Server Using the Server's IP Address

(Optional) How to Redirect the Console Output to the Video Port

How to Connect to the Server Using a Serial Capture Program

Oracle Solaris OS Information Products and Training

Operating System Installation

Administration, Diagnostics, and Service


How to Connect to the Server Using a Serial Capture Program

  1. Use a cable to connect the serial port of the server to the serial port of the serial capture host system.
  2. Make sure the communication properties of the serial port of the system are set to the defaults.

    The default settings are 9600 baud, 8N1 (eight data bits, no parity, one stop bit), disable flow control.

  3. Start a terminal session to capture the serial port output:
    • On a client running Oracle Solaris OS, type:

      $tip -9600 /dev/ttya
    • On a client running Windows, start a program such as Hyperterminal.

    • On a client running Linux, start a program such as Minicom, a text-based serial communication program that is included in the Linux distributions. For more information, see the man pages included in the Linux distribution.

  4. Log in to the service processor as an administrator, for example:
    login: root
    password: changeme
  5. Connect to the console by typing the following:
    start /SP/console

    The SP is now configured to connect to the console.

  6. Power on main power to the server by using a ball-point pen or other pointed object to press the recessed Power button on the front panel.

    POST messages appear on your screen as the OS boots up.

  7. Follow the onscreen prompts.
  8. Use the information you gathered in Installation Worksheet to help you enter the system and network information as you are prompted.

    The screens that are displayed vary, depending on the method that you chose for assigning network information to the server (DHCP or static IP address).

    After you have entered the system-configuration information, the server completes the boot process and displays the Oracle Solaris login prompt.

See Also

You can access the Oracle Solaris OS user documentation at: