Review these cabling notes before attaching cables to the server.
At least one server on-board Ethernet network connection (NET port)
The SER MGT port
The NET MGT port
A power cable for each power supply
SP management ports: There are two management ports for use with the SP.
The NET MGT port is the optional connection to the SP. This port becomes available after you configure network settings for the SP (through the SER MGT port).
The NET MGT port uses an RJ‐45 cable for a 10/100 BASE-T connection. This port does not support connections to Gigabit networks.
Ethernet ports are labeled NET0, NET1, NET2, and NET3. The Ethernet interfaces operate at 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, and 1000 Mbps.
Table 6 Ethernet Connection Transfer Rates
You can only perform USB hot-plug operations while the OS is running. USB hot-plug operations are not supported when the system ok prompt is displayed or before the system has completed booting.
You can connect up to 126 devices to each of the four USB controllers, for a total of 504 USB devices per system.
Power cables: Do not attach power cables to the power supplies until you have finished connecting the data cables, and have connected the server to a serial terminal or a terminal emulator (PC or workstation).
Note - The server goes into Standby mode and the SP initializes as soon as a power cable connects a power supply to an external power source. System messages might be lost after 60 seconds if a terminal or terminal emulator is not connected to the SER MGT port before power is applied.