Updating the server configuration

Updating the server configuration

  - Attention - The configuration information in this section applies to installing options. For more information on using the Configuration/Setup Utility program, see Configuration/Setup utility program menus.

When you start the server for the first time after you add, remove, or replace an internal option or an external SCSI device, a message might appear, indicating that the configuration has changed.
The configuration settings must be updated. This reconfiguration is performed automatically by the server or manually  by you. When the server automatically configures an option, it uses system programs. However, you must save the new settings through the Configuration/Setup Utility program.
If the system programs do not update the settings, you can use the Configuration/Setup Utility program to reconfigure the appropriate settings.

For example, when you start the server after adding memory or after adding most internal hard disk drives, the settings are automatically updated, and you use the Configuration/Setup Utility program to save those changes.
However, if a resource conflict arises after an ISA legacy adapter is installed or removed, you must manually update the server configuration and save the information.


  1.  If an error message related to the chassis-intrusion detector appears  after you restart the server, you must enter the administrator password.  Note that chassis intrusion can be detected only if the  chassis-intrusion detector feature is activated, which occurs when  enhanced security is enabled and an administrator password is set.
  2.  If you remove a SCSI device, the server might  not recognize any SCSI devices that are still connected.
  3.  To run the Configuration/Setup Utility program, follow the instructions in Configuration/Setup utility program menus.
  4.  When you add a hard disk drive and you want to  include it in the startup sequence, use the Start  Options selection of the Configuration/Setup Utility program.
  5.  When you install an ISA legacy adapter, you  must allocate system resources to support it (see ISA Legacy Resources).
  6.  Make a record of all customized settings before you make any changes.
  7.  For more information handling resource conflicts,  see Configuration conflicts.

Record the new configuration information.

You might need to install device drivers after you install or replace options, or after you update the configuration settings.
See the instructions that come with the option to determine if device drivers are required, and, if so, how to install them. In most situations, ServerGuide automatically installs the device drivers during the operating system installation process.
Also, the video, SCSI, and Ethernet device drivers are on the IBM ServerGuide CDs. Refer to the ServerGuide documentation for instructions on configuring hardware and installing a network operating system.

If you do not need to install any device drivers, or update or save the system configuration, the server is ready to use.

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