EISA, ISA, and PCI Adapters

EISA, ISA, and PCI Adapters

Before installing a new device or program, read the documentation supplied with it. Reading the instructions helps you determine the steps required for installation and configuration. The following list provides a preview of the actions that might be required to configure the server.

When installing different types of adapters at the same time, install and configure them in the following sequence:
  1.  ISA
  2.  EISA
  3.  PCI

NOTE: During POST, the server automatically configures ISA Plug and Play and PCI devices.
  1.  Run the Setup program and record the current configuration settings.
  2.  Backup the EISA Configuration Diskette.

     See 'Backing Up the EISA Configuration Diskette' .

  3.  Start the EISA Configuration Diskette and:

    1.  Record the current settings.
    2.  Install configuration files (.CFG).
    3.  NOTE:  If the .CFG files were not supplied with the adapter, see 'Files'

     See 'Recording EISA Configuration Settings' and 'Starting the EISA Configuration Diskette' .

  4.  Set jumpers or switches on the server system board.

     See 'System Board Jumpers'.

  5.  Set jumpers or switches on the device.

     See the instructions supplied with the adapter.

  6.  Install the adapter in the server.
  7.  Install software programs.

     See the installation instructions supplied with the software.

  8.  Resolve configuration conflicts.

     See 'Configuration Conflicts' .

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