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HP Integrity rx4610 User Manual

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Direct Platform Control Console
and Platform Diagnostics
User's Guide
Version 4.0
Printed in June 2001


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    Intel Direct Platform Control Console ® and Platform Diagnostics User’s Guide Version 4.0 Printed in June 2001...

  • Page 2: Audience Assumptions

    This guide has been reprinted with the permission of Intel Corporation. Hewlett-Packard assumes no responsibility for the use or reliability of this software on equipment that is not furnished by Hewlett-Packard. Information in this document is provided in connection with Intel ® products. No license, express or implied, by estoppel or otherwise, to any intellectual property rights is granted by this document.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 What’s Direct Platform Control Console?....................1 2 Client Workstation Requirements......................3 3 Server Requirements ..........................5 Serial Connections ............................5 LAN Connections ............................5 Configuring the Connection........................5 System Setup Utility (SSU) ........................5 BIOS Setup and Console Redirection ....................5 Server Management Configuration (SMConfig) Utility................6 4 Starting the DPC Console........................9 5 Connecting to a Managed Server .......................11 6 Accessing DPC Console Features......................13...

  • Page 5: What's Direct Platform Control Console

    1 What’s Direct Platform Control Console? Direct Platform Control (DPC) console is an application that allows remote server management. Depending on the platform on which you are installing and running DPC, the features can vary. For information on DPC feature availability, refer to Table 2 on page 31. DPC contains a security feature that requires a password entry before initiating a connection to a managed server.

  • Page 7: Client Workstation Requirements

    2 Client Workstation Requirements The following lists the minimum internal memory and hard drive space requirement for the client workstation to run DPC: Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6 or later o 24 MB of RAM, 32 MB recommended o 150 MB disk space o Remote Access Service (RAS) must be installed Windows 2000...

  • Page 9: Server Requirements

    3 Server Requirements The DPC console connects to servers with server management capabilities (managed servers). Any operating system can be running on the server. If DPC connects to the server using a serial (modem or direct) connection, the server’s Emergency Management Port (EMP) features are used. If DPC connects to the server using a LAN connection, the server’s BMC LAN-Alert (BLA) features are used.

  • Page 10: Server Management Configuration (smconfig) Utility

    Chapter 3 Server Requirements Do the following steps on the managed server to configure console redirection in BIOS Setup: 1. Press the <F2> key while the managed server is booting. 2. Select the System Management menu. 3. Select the Console Redirection menu. 4.

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    Chapter 3 Server Requirements 5. Use the down arrow to highlight the EMP item and press <Enter>. 6. Use the arrow keys to do the following: o Set Access Mode to Active o Set Restricted Access Mode to Disable o Set Connection Mode to Modem Connect o Set DCD Mode to Enabled o Set the Baud Rate to 19200 o Set Flow Control to Disabled...

  • Page 13: Starting The Dpc Console

    4 Starting the DPC Console You can start the DPC Console on the client workstation several different ways. From a Windows-based operating system you can use Programs  Intel Server Control  DPC Console selection from the Start menu. From a running ISC Console you can double-click the icon that represents the DPC Console. From a shell environment you can use the following command lines: DPCConsole /modem=[phonenumber], where [phonenumber] is the phone number of the server.

  • Page 15: Connecting To A Managed Server

    5 Connecting to a Managed Server To connect the workstation running DPC to a managed server, you must first have configured the appropriate connection on the server. For information on how to configure both LAN and serial connections, refer to “Configuring the Connection”...

  • Page 17: Accessing Dpc Console Features

    6 Accessing DPC Console Features Use the DPC Console menus or click a toolbar button to access DPC Console features. Menu items and the toolbar change according to the available server features. The user actions in this manual access DPC Console feature by menu item. Some of these actions can also be accessed using the toolbar.

  • Page 19: Phonebook

    7 Phonebook The DPC Console provides a phonebook that stores server names, their server phone numbers, their IP addresses for the network card, and their server LAN addresses. The phonebook also allows you to add, modify, or delete phonebook entries. Adding a Server Follow these steps to add a server to the phonebook: 1.

  • Page 21: Sel Manager

    8 SEL Manager The System Event Log (SEL) manager allows you to: View SEL events. View the properties of the non-volatile storage area for SEL. Save SEL events to a file. Print the SEL events to a local printer. Clear SEL records from the non-volatile storage area on a password protected server. SEL events display as a sequential record of managed server events, one event per row.

  • Page 23: Sdr Manager

    9 SDR Manager The Sensor Data Records (SDR) manager allows you to: View Sensor Data Records. View the properties of the non-volatile storage area for SDR. View SDR information in a previously stored file. Save SDR information to a file. The SDR Manager displays with a navigation (tree view) pane, a presentation (grid) pane and a description pane.

  • Page 25: Fru Manager

    10 FRU Manager The Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) manager allows you to: View some FRU inventory. View the properties for a FRU. Save FRU inventory information to a file. The FRU manager displays a hierarchical tree of FRU areas (chassis, product, and board), and detailed inventory information about a selected area.

  • Page 27: Rsa Manager

    11 RSA Manager The Remote Sensor Access (RSA) manager allows you to view server baseboard FRU and SDR information. The RSA manager consists of a navigation pane (tree view) on the left and a property view on the right. The tree view displays all detected sensors.

  • Page 29: Rebooting To The Service Partition

    12 Rebooting to the Service Partition NOTE This feature is not supported on this release of the software. Please refer to the HP web site at for the latest release. Itanium-based servers: The service partition on this type of server is not a separate partition. It is the presence of service partition files on the existing system partition.

  • Page 31: Displaying Configuration Status

    13 Displaying Configuration Status The Configuration dialog box displays the managed server’s configuration status. You can view this status information whenever the DPC Console is successfully connected to a managed server through the Emergency Management Port (EMP) or through a LAN-based form of the EMP (TCO mode). To display the configuration status, select the Action  Configuration Status menu item.

  • Page 33: Disconnecting From A Managed Server

    14 Disconnecting from a Managed Server To disconnect the workstation running DPC from a managed server, follow these steps: 1. Either click the telephone icon (the one whose receiver is out of the cradle) in the toolbar or select the File  Connection  Disconnect menu item.

  • Page 35: Platform Compatibility Matrix

    15 Platform Compatibility Matrix Table 2 lists ISC and DPC features specific to hardware platforms. In the table, columns present grouped platforms while rows describe specific features. More general features, which can consist of multiple specific features, appear in bold type and span an entire row. Table 2 Platform Compatibility Matrix Features Platform...

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    Chapter 15 Platform Compatibility Matrix Table 2 Platform Compatibility Matrix (cont.) Features Platform HP Server rx4610 In-band Remote Management (OS based) Desktop Itanium™ - based Management No support Interface (DMI) Instrumentation Win32* Console Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2 Platform Instrumentation Control (PIC)

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    Chapter 15 Platform Compatibility Matrix Table 2 Platform Compatibility Matrix (cont.) Features Platform HP Server rx4610 In-Band (Instrumentation based) Alerts Network Alerts (Popup Messages) DMI Indication SNMP Traps (via DMI-SNMP Translator) ISC Paging BIOS Console Redirection Over Modem/Serial Over LAN...

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    Chapter 15 Platform Compatibility Matrix Table 2 Platform Compatibility Matrix (cont.) Features Platform HP Server rx4610 Enterprise Server Management Console (ESMC) Integration’s LANDesk® Server Manager (LDSM) 6.1 (Linux/UnixWar e servers are not discovered / managed by LDSM HP OpenView Network Node Manager 6.1 CA Unicenter Framework TNG...

  • Page 39: Using Sr460ac4 Platform Diagnostics

    16 Using SR460AC4 Platform Diagnostics The information in this chapter describes how to run and use the Platform Diagnostics application. 1. QUICK START Use the following steps to quickly setup and run tests. For more detailed information on any of the steps, please refer to the remainder of this guide.

  • Page 40: Understanding The General User Interface

    Chapter 16 Using SR460AC4 Platform Diagnostics Following are some examples that show how to start a field diagnostics test session. This first example works regardless of your current working directory. The software uses the default configuration file and creates a default log file. \EFI\INTEL\SERVICE\DIAGNOSTICS\FIELDDIAGS This next example assumes your working directory is "\EFI\INTEL"...

  • Page 41: Setting Test Parameters

    Chapter 16 Using SR460AC4 Platform Diagnostics Because of space limitations, the test area of the screen displays only eight of the ten tests at a time. Using the arrow keys will cause the test display to scroll completely through the list. NOTE You must select all the tests you want to run before you run the tests (highlighting and executing the application option).

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    Chapter 16 Using SR460AC4 Platform Diagnostics to keep an existing default log file you must rename or copy the file before invoking the diagnostic tests a subsequent time. When you run subsequent tests within the same diagnostic test session the software appends information to the existing log file.

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