Before You Begin
To locate the server cable connections, see Rear Panel Cabling Reference.
For a local serial connection– Connect a serial cable between the server's serial management port (SER MGT) and a terminal device.
This connection provides initial communication with the SP. Set the server to communicate using 9600 baud, 8 bit, no parity, 1 stop bit. For DTE-to-DTE communication, use the supplied RJ-45 crossover adapter with a standard RJ-45 cable to set up a null modem connection (transmit and receive signals crossed over).
For a remote Ethernet connection– Connect an Ethernet cable between the server's network management port (NET MGT) and the network to which future connections to the SP and host will be made.
If using Oracle ILOM, configure the system for the first time through the SER MGT port. After initial configuration, you can set up communication between the SP and host through the remote Ethernet interface.