Connect a Terminal or Emulator to the SER MGT Port
Prior to powering on the server for the first time, make a serial connection to
the SP from a terminal or terminal emulator. After making this serial connection,
you will be able to view the system messages when you connect the power
Confirm that you have completed the following tasks:
Completed the preparation for installation.
See Preparing for Installation.
Completed the installation of the server in a rack.
See Installing the Server.
Connected the necessary cables.
See Connecting Cables
Connect a terminal or a terminal emulator (PC or workstation) to the server
SER MGT port.
Configure a terminal or terminal emulator with these settings:
1 Stop bit
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.
If you power on the server for the first time and do not have a terminal
or terminal emulator (PC or workstation) connected to the SER MGT port, you
will not see system messages.
(Optional) Connect an Ethernet cable between the server's NET MGT port and the
network to which future connections to the SP and host will be made.
Configure the system for the first time through the SER MGT port. After the
initial configuration, you can set up communication between the SP and host
through this Ethernet interface.
Connect an Ethernet cable between one of the server's NET ports and the
network to which the server will communicate.
Connect the power cords to the power supplies and to separate power sources.
When the power cords are connected, the SP initializes and the power supply
LEDs illuminate. After a few minutes, the SP login prompt is displayed on the
terminal device. At this time, the host is not initialized or powered on.
Continue with the installation by powering on the server for the first
See Power on the Server for the First Time.