HP NetServer LXr Pro8 Remote Administrator Guide Server Management Solution HP Part Number 5967-4505 Printed April 1998...
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Contents 1 What is Remote Administration? ..............1 HP Remote Console ..................1 Graphics Console Redirection (Windows NT)..........2 Recommended Modems ................3 Documentation....................4 Where to Go Next..................4 2 Installing HP Remote Console ..............5 Minimum Server Requirements..............5 Minimum Console Requirements ..............6 Installation of HP Remote Console..............6 Setup at the HP NetServer.................7 Setup at the Remote Console ..............
1 What is Remote Administration? The HP NetServer LXr Pro8 incorporates remote access capabilities. Using pcANYWHERE32 (included on the HP NetServer Navigator CD-ROM) or terminal emulation software of your own choosing, you can access your NetServer from a PC at a remote site. Remote access is particularly useful for network administrators, VARs, support technicians, and other maintenance personnel who can evaluate, maintain and, if necessary, reconfigure a NetServer remotely.
Chapter 1 What is Remote Administration? Figure 1: HP Remote Console Setup Using Remote Console, you can remotely access a customer's NetServer Utility Partition to: Update the system BIOS. This feature is particularly useful since it allows you to update a NetServer's BIOS remotely. Run the Diagnostic Assistant.
Chapter 1 What is Remote Administration? The following figure shows how the Graphic Console Redirection is setup. Figure 2: A Typical Installation of Graphics Console Redirection pcANYWHERE32 allows you to redirect what's graphically displayed on an HP NetServer running Windows NT 4.0 to a remote Windows NT 3.51, 4.0 or Windows 95 PC console.
What is Remote Administration? 4. Next, enter the search string: "Tested Products List". 5. Click the Go To button. NOTE Hewlett-Packard recommends matching the modem manufacturer/model at the HP NetServer and console for optimum communications. Documentation The HP NetServer LXr Pro8 includes the following documentation: This guide, which describes how to install and use the Remote Console feature to manage your HP NetServer LXr Pro8 server.
2 Installing HP Remote Console The HP NetServer's built-in Remote Console feature can be used to provide troubleshooting and diagnostic services. Remote Console allows you (or a VAR or system administrator) to manage, monitor and configure a server without traveling to the NetServer site. Using Remote Console, you can access and initiate all the configuration and diagnostic features incorporated into the HP NetServer Utility Partition.
Chapter 2 Installing HP Remote Console Redirection An external modem connection via the HP NetServer's serial A (COM 1) port (refer to Chapter 1 for information about recommended modems) Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 An HP NetServer Navigator CD-ROM Version G.01.65 or later. (To find the version number, look on the CD-ROM, opposite the HP logo.) The HP NetServer Navigator CD-ROM includes the Utility Partition setup and associated files, as well as pcANYWHERE32 communications software.
Chapter 2 Installing HP Remote Console Redirection You first setup and configure Remote Console at the NetServer. Steps include assigning the serial A (COM 1) port and password, and then initializing the modem. Once the modem at the NetServer has been initialized, you can use pcANYWHERE32 (with either Windows NT or Win95), or any standard communications program running on a console workstation to establish a simple, character-based terminal connection.
Chapter 2 Installing HP Remote Console Redirection Table 1: HP NetServer LXr Pro8 Serial Port A Settings Entry Setting COM Port Address motherboard COM A (3F8/IRQ4) Baud 19.2K or 38.4K Console Type PC ANSI or VT100 Flow Control XON/XOFF Console Connection Via Modem 4.
Chapter 2 Installing HP Remote Console Redirection Main Menu Update system BIOS Update DAC firmware Display event log Run troubleshooting utility Run HP disk array utility Diagnostic Assistant HP Console Redirection Run SCSI Configuration Utility Set Date Set Time Select keyboard language Exit 2.
Chapter 2 Installing HP Remote Console Redirection 4. The HP Modem Initialization Utility also allows for a case-sensitive password. You can enter any alphanumeric combination up to 20 characters in the space provided. The password you enter here will be required for remote access to the HP NetServer.
Chapter 2 Installing HP Remote Console Redirection If you plan to manage your HP NetServer using either a direct terminal connection or via modem, and you have chosen not to use Symantec's pcANYWHERE32, make sure your terminal emulation software: Provides remote dial-in and communications features Is correctly configured for console redirection Regardless of which communications software you use, the following parameters apply at the server's COM port...
Chapter 2 Installing HP Remote Console Redirection Table 3: Terminal Emulation Settings Setting Recommended Alternate Emulation ANSI Color Monochrome ANSI/VT-100 Character Set Extended PC/IBM PC ANSI Screen Dimensions 80 x 25 80 x 24 Line Wrap Local Echo Scroll Carriage Return None Translation Backspace Translation...
Chapter 2 Installing HP Remote Console Redirection 5. After setup with the Smart Wizard is complete, pcANYWHERE32 displays the main program window. pcANYWHERE menu bar pcANYWHERE action button bar Once you have completed the initial pcANYWHERE32 installation, the software will be configured for your remote console modem model and phone number for your HP NetServer.
Chapter 2 Installing HP Remote Console Redirection Using HP Remote Console Originating a remote management session between an HP NetServer and a remote console involves initialization at the server (to put the server in standby mode) and an initiating call from the remote console. Because Symantec's pcANYWHERE32 communications software is included with your customer's HP NetServer, the following instructions assume use of this software product at the remote console.
Chapter 2 Installing HP Remote Console Redirection 3. Right-click the "Lxrpro8" connection icon to display the item's drop-down menu and click "Properties…". 4. In the Properties window, click Details and verify that the correct COM port and modem type are set. Microsoft Windows 95 and NT 4.0 will present you with a pre-configured list of Unimodem entries for your selection.
Chapter 2 Installing HP Remote Console Redirection entry for server by right-clicking on the icon and going into "Properties…". When a Remote Console Connection May be Lost During the execution of the following utilities you will loose the remote connection to the server. This means that you will need to reestablish the remote connection at both the remote console and the server as described above.
3 Installing Graphic Console Redirection (Windows NT) If you want to access an HP NetServer running Windows NT 4.0 and your remote console is running either Windows NT or Windows 95, you can redirect all the information displayed on the HP NetServer to your remote console using pcANYWHERE32.
Chapter 3 Installing Graphic Console Redirection pcANYWHERE32 allows you to redirect what's graphically displayed on an HP NetServer running Windows NT 4.0 to a remote Windows NT 3.51, 4.0 or Windows 95 PC console. Installation of pcANYWHERE32 is a two-part process. Separate setup steps are required for installation at the NetServer and at the workstation designated as the remote console.
Chapter 3 Installing Graphic Console Redirection of pcANYWHERE32 at the remote console. Then do the following to enable Graphic Console Redirection of your Windows NT NetServer. 1. Run pcANYWHERE32 from the pcANYWHERE32 program group in your Windows Program Manager. 2. Click the "Remote Control" button. 3.
Chapter 3 Installing Graphic Console Redirection entry for server by right-clicking on the icon and going into "Properties…". Installing pcANYWHERE32 on the NetServer If the HP NetServer you are setting up for remote access does not have pcANYWHERE32 Server software already installed, you (or your customer or client) must install pcANYWHERE32 at the NetServer.
Chapter 3 Installing Graphic Console Redirection Table 4: HP NetServer LXr Pro8 Default Serial Port Interrupts Label Port Interrupt Serial A COM 1 3F8h IRQ 4 For best performance, check the FIFO Enabled box. Be sure to select the same COM port you identified when you configured the NetServer during BIOS setup.
Chapter 3 Installing Graphic Console Redirection 3. Right-click the Modem connection item to display the drop-down menu. 4. Choose "Properties…" from the drop-down menu in the Connection Info section. After verifying that the COM port and modem type are set correctly, click OK to return to pcANYWHERE32's main program window.
Chapter 3 Installing Graphic Console Redirection Using Graphics Console Redirection Initiating a graphic console redirection of an HP NetServer to a remote console involves two steps. First, running pcANYWHERE32 at the server and setting it into "Host mode." Second, connecting to the server using the "Call Online Service"...
Chapter 3 Installing Graphic Console Redirection When an NT Graphic Console Redirection Session May be Lost During the graphic console redirection session, if you do a "Shutdown and Restart" of the Windows NT NetServer, this will reboot the server and you will loose the remote connection to the server.
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B Terminal Emulation Keys When keyboard commands are redirected to the NetServer's keyboard from a remote console, keystrokes generated on a generic terminal keyboard may not be able to control all the NetServer's keyboard keys. When there is no direct mapping between the remote keyboard and the NetServer keyboard, special keys on the NetServer keyboard are emulated using character strings.
Appendix B Terminal Emulation Keys Sequence Legend Sequence Legend Esc [ M Esc [ 7 0 ~ Esc [ U Page Down Esc [ 7 1 ~ Esc [ V Page Up Esc [ 7 2 ~ Esc [ Z Shift Tab Esc [ 7 3 ~ cF10...
Index Console Redirection pcANYWHERE documentation, 4 Installing, 6 pcANYWHERE32 installing on Remote Console, 12 pcANYWHERE32 graphic console Disconnects when using Graphic redirection description, 2 Console Redirection, 24 pcANYWHERE32 installation at the Disconnects when using Remote server, 20 Console, 16 pcANYWHERE32 keyboard mapping, Documentation, 4 pcANYWHERE32 terminal emulation keys, 27...
Index Terminal emulation keys for Serial connection communications pcANYWHERE32, 27 parameters, 11 Terminal emulation settings, 12 Serial ports Tested Products List, 3 setting at the server, 20 Server requirements Warranty information, 25 Remote Console, 5 Windows NT console requirements for Graphic console redirection, 17 graphic console redirection, 18 Software license, 25...