Connect Terminals or Emulators to the SP SER MGT Ports
Prior to powering on the server for the first time, make a serial
connections to the two SPs. By making these serial connections, you will be
able to view the system status and error messages when you switch on
the power grid circuit breakers.
Note - If you power on the server without first connecting terminals to the SER
MGT port, you will not see the system power-on messages.
- Confirm that you have connected cables to the SER MGT ports on the
two SPs located in the front of the server.
See Connecting the Front SP Cables.
- Connect terminals or a terminal emulators (PC or workstation) to the two serial
Configure the terminal or terminal emulator with these settings:
1 stop bit
Note - 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.
- Press the Enter or Return key on the terminal devices connected to the
This action establishes the serial connections to the SER MGT ports on the
- Continue with the installation by switching on the facility circuit breakers for the
See Switch On the Facility Circuit Breakers.