Configuration Overview (Netfinity 7000-M10 - Type 8680)

Configuration Overview

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 PCI adapters and SCSI devices. Because of this flexibility, you can choose from among many adapters and devices.

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 programs:

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.

  1.  Run the Configuration/Setup Utility program and record the current configuration settings.
  2.  Set jumpers or switches on server components.

     See 'Changing Jumper Positions' and 'I/O Function Card Jumpers'

  3.  Set jumpers or switches on the device.
     See the device installation instructions.
  4.  Install the device in the server.

     See 'Locations'.

  5.  Install software programs.

     See the installation instructions that come with the software.

  6.  Resolve configuration conflicts.

     See 'Resolving Configuration Conflicts'.

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