Prior to powering on the server for the first time, make a serial connection to the SP. After making this serial connection, you will be able to view the system messages when you connect the power cords.
See the instructions in Preparing for Installation.
See the instructions in Connecting Cables.
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 SP SER MGT port, you will not see system messages.