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. After making this serial
connection, you will be able to view the system messages when you
connect the power cords.
that you have completed the following tasks:
- Completed the preparation
See Preparing for Installation.
- Completed the installation of
the server in a rack.
See Installing the Server.
- Connected the necessary cables.
See Connecting the Server 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:
- 9600 baud
- 8 bits
- No parity
- 1 Stop bit
- No handshake
A null modem configuration is needed, meaning the transmit and receive signals are reversed
(crossed over) for DTE to DTE communications. You can use an RJ-45 crossover
adapter with a standard RJ-45 cable to achieve the null modem configuration, in
which the transmit and receive signals cross over. See RJ-45 Crossover Pinouts.
Note - 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 SP 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
- 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 time.
See Installing the OS.