Before You Begin
Caution - Do not connect the power cords to the server until the you have made the SP and host networking connections as described in Attaching Data Cables to the Server. The server includes a service processor (SP) that is used to configure and boot the host system. Connecting the SP and host networking cables first enables you to properly configure the host system and view SP messages.
Note - The server is equipped with two power supplies. Connect them to separate power sources to provide power redundancy. The server can operate with one power source; however, having only one power source reduces the redundancy.
When the power cords are connected, the power supply LEDs light and the SP OK LED will blink rapidly as the SP boots. After the SP has booted, the Power/OK LED on the front panel will blink slowly, indicating the host is in standby power mode. In standby power mode, the server is not yet initialized or powered on.
Caution - Do not operate the server unless all fans, component heatsinks, air baffles, and the top cover are installed. Damage to server components can occur if the server is operated without adequate cooling mechanisms.
Note - Do not apply main power to the rest of the server until you are ready to configure a preinstalled operating system or perform a fresh install of an operating system. At this point, power is supplied only to the SP and the power supply fans.