Starting the Setup utility
To start the Setup utility, complete the following steps:
1. Turn on the server.
2. When the prompt <F1> Setup is displayed, press F1. If you have set an
3. Select the settings to view or change.
Setup utility menu choices
The following choices are on the Setup utility main menu. Depending on the version
of the firmware, some menu choices might differ slightly from these descriptions.
v System Information
v System Settings
Note: Approximately 3 minutes after the server is connected to ac power, the
power-control button becomes active.
administrator password, you must type the administrator password to access the
full Setup utility menu. If you do not type the administrator password, a limited
Setup utility menu is available.
Select this choice to view information about the server. When you make changes
through other choices in the Setup utility, some of those changes are reflected in
the system information; you cannot change settings directly in the system
This choice is on the full Setup utility menu only.
– System Summary
Select this choice to view configuration information, including the ID, speed,
and cache size of the microprocessors, machine type and model of the server,
the serial number, the system UUID, and the amount of installed memory.
When you make configuration changes through other choices in the Setup
utility, the changes are reflected in the system summary; you cannot change
settings directly in the system summary.
– Product Data
Select this choice to view the system-board identifier, the revision level or
issue date of the firmware, the integrated management module and
diagnostics code, and the version and date.
Select this choice to view or change the server component settings.
Select this choice to view or change the processor settings.
Select this choice to view or change the memory settings. To configure
memory mirroring, select System Settings → Memory, and then select
Memory Channel Mode → Mirroring.
– Devices and I/O Ports
Select this choice to view or change assignments for devices and input/output
(I/O) ports. You can configure the serial ports; configure remote console
redirection; enable or disable integrated Ethernet controllers, the SAS/SATA
controller, SATA optical drive channels, and PCI slots; and video controller. If
you disable a device, it cannot be configured, and the operating system will
not be able to detect it (this is equivalent to disconnecting the device).
Select this choice to view or change power capping to control consumption,
processors, and performance states.
Chapter 3. Configuring the server