You play a key role in how the server allocates resources
to organize and interconnect hardware devices and
software programs. This allocation process is referred to
as configuration. The steps required to configure the
server depend on the number and types of devices and
programs that you install.
The server supports several types of adapters and SCSI
devices. Because of this flexibility, you can choose from
among many adapters and devices that comply with any of
the following standards:
- Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI)
- Industry Standard Architecture (ISA)
- Small Computer System Interface (SCSI)
In general, the greater the number and variety of hardware
devices and software programs that you install in the
server, the more you will have to interact with the server
and the devices to correctly configure the system.
The server comes with the following hardware
configuration utility programs:
- Configuration/Setup Utility
With the built-in Configuration/Setup Utility program,
you can configure system board functions, such as
serial and parallel port assignments, change interrupt
request (IRQ) settings, and change the startup
sequence for drives that you install. You also can
use this utility program to set passwords for starting
up the server and accessing the Configuration/Setup
You can use ServeRAID programs to define and
maintain the disk arrays. You can also use these
programs to configure SCSI devices (such as
hot-swap drives) that are attached to the ServeRAID
controller on the system board. See 'Understanding Disk Array Technology'
for complete instructions.
Before installing a new device or program, read the
documentation that comes with it. Reading the instructions
helps you to determine the steps required for installation
and configuration. The following actions are typically, but
not always, required to configure the server.
- Run the Configuration/Setup Utility program and
record the current configuration settings.
- Set jumpers or switches on the server system board.
See System Board Jumpers
- Set jumpers or switches on the device.
See the device installation instructions.
- Install the device in the server.
If you install an ISA adapter that is not a Plug and
Play device, select the Plug and Play choice on the
main menu of the Configuration/Setup Utility program
to assign the ISA legacy resources. See 'Plug and Play' for more information.
- Install software programs.
See the installation instructions that come with the
- Resolve configuration conflicts.
See 'Resolving Configuration Conflicts'.
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