Download Print this page

IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter User Manual

Ibm partner pavilion network card user manual
Hide thumbs

Advertisement

Quick Links

Remote Supervisor Adapter
User's Guide

Advertisement

loading

  Related Manuals for IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter

  Summary of Contents for IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter

  • Page 1 Remote Supervisor Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 3 Remote Supervisor Adapter User’s Guide...
  • Page 4 Note: Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read the general information in Appendix B, “Notices” on page 109. Sixth Edition (October 2002) © Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 2001, 2002. All rights reserved. US Government Users Restricted Rights – Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction ..... . 1 Remote Supervisor Adapter features ....1 Web browser requirements .
  • Page 6 Configuring SMTP..... . . 94 Setting the Remote Supervisor Adapter and ASM processor clocks..94 Chapter 8.
  • Page 7: Chapter 1. Introduction

    You can use either the ASM Web interface or the text-based interface to access the Remote Supervisor Adapter. The ASM Web interface is described in Chapter 2 through Chapter 5 and the text-based interface is described in Chapter 6 through Chapter 8.
  • Page 8: Web Browser Requirements

    Web browser requirements The Remote Supervisor Adapter supports the following Web browsers for remote access. The Web browser that you use must be Java JavaScript v Microsoft v Netscape Navigator version 4.72, or later (version 6.x is not supported) Notes: 1.
  • Page 9: Chapter 2. Opening And Using The Asm Web Interface

    2. Type your user name and password in the Enter Network Password window. If you are using the Remote Supervisor Adapter for the first time, you can obtain your user name and password from your system administrator. All login attempts are documented in the event log.
  • Page 10 The window that opens depends on the type of server in which the Remote Supervisor Adapter is installed. v If you are logging in to a Remote Supervisor Adapter installed in a server other than an xSeries 330, the browser opens the System Health page, which Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide...
  • Page 11 “Configuring your Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor” on page 13. v If you are logging in to a Remote Supervisor Adapter installed in an xSeries 330 server, the browser opens a window similar to the one in the following illustration.
  • Page 12: Logging In To The Asm Processor In An Xseries 330 Server

    If you have a Remote Supervisor Adapter installed in an xSeries 330 server, you must log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter and then log in to the ASM processor for full feature support. Complete the following steps to log in to an ASM processor in an xSeries 330 server: 1.
  • Page 13: Remote Supervisor Adapter And Asm Processor Action Descriptions

    Table 1 lists the actions available when you are logged in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter in non-xSeries 330 servers or the ASM processor in an xSeries 330 server. Table 1. Actions available when logged in to a Remote Supervisor Adapter or when logged in to the ASM processor in an xSeries 330 server...
  • Page 14 Table 1. Actions available when logged in to a Remote Supervisor Adapter or when logged in to the ASM processor in an xSeries 330 server (continued) Link Action Power/Restart Remotely power on or restart a server Remote Boot Remotely start (boot) your server...
  • Page 15: Remote Supervisor Adapter Action Descriptions In Xseries 330 Servers

    Table 1. Actions available when logged in to a Remote Supervisor Adapter or when logged in to the ASM processor in an xSeries 330 server (continued) Link Action Network Interfaces Configure the network interfaces of the Remote Supervisor Adapter Network Protocols...
  • Page 16 Remote Supervisor Adapter and not the ASM processor. Table 2. Actions available when logged in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter installed in an xSeries 330 server Link...
  • Page 17 Table 2. Actions available when logged in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter installed in an xSeries 330 server (continued) Link Action Configuration File Back up and restore the Remote Supervisor Adapter configuration Restore Defaults Restore the Remote Supervisor Adapter defaults...
  • Page 18 Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide...
  • Page 19: Chapter 3. Configuring Your Remote Supervisor Adapter Or Asm Processor

    Supervisor Adapter or the ASM processor in an xSeries 330 server. The features available to you depend on whether you are logged in to a Remote Supervisor Adapter, the server type in which the Remote Supervisor Adapter is installed, or whether you are logged in to an ASM processor.
  • Page 20: Setting System Information

    Complete the following steps to set your Remote Supervisor Adapter system information: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter where you want to set the system information. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface” on page 3.
  • Page 21: Setting Server Timeouts

    Setting server timeouts Complete the following steps to set your server timeout values: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter where you want to set the server timeouts. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface”...
  • Page 22 Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide Use the POST watchdog field to specify the number of minutes that the Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor will wait for this server to complete a power-on self-test (POST). If the server being monitored...
  • Page 23 Processor Assistant (MPA) check box. Use the Power off delay field to specify the number of minutes that the Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor will wait for the operating system to shut down before turning off the server. By default, the Remote Supervisor Adapter waits 30 seconds.
  • Page 24: Setting The Date And Time

    Complete the following steps to verify the date and time settings of the Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter where you want to set the ASM date and time values. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface”...
  • Page 25: Creating A Login Profile

    ~ not used ~. Complete the following steps to configure a login profile: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter where you want to create a login profile. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface”...
  • Page 26 You can type a maximum of 15 characters in the Login ID field. Valid characters are uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, periods, and underscores. Note: This login ID is used to grant remote access to the Remote Supervisor Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide Adapter or ASM processor.
  • Page 27: Setting The Global Login Settings

    Complete the following steps to enable your modem to dial out to the remote login profile: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter for which you want to set the global login settings. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface”...
  • Page 28: Configuring Remote Alert Settings

    5. To allow remote users to dial in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor through a serial connection, select Enabled in the Logins through a modem connection field. 6. In the Lockout period after five login failures field, specify how long, in...
  • Page 29 Numeric pager v Alphanumeric pager v IBM Director over Modem v IBM Director over LAN v SNMP over LAN v E-mail over LAN v SNMP over PPP v E-mail over PPP Chapter 3. Configuring your Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor...
  • Page 30 15. Click Generate Test Alert on the Remote Alert Recipients page to send a test alert to all configured remote alert recipients. Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide work properly, configure the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) options on the Network Protocols page. For more information about SMTP options, see “Configuring SMTP”...
  • Page 31: Forwarding Alerts

    Complete the following steps to verify whether the selected Remote Supervisor Adapter is the gateway to the interconnect network: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter for which you want to see the alert forwarding status. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface”...
  • Page 32: Setting Remote Alerts

    Complete the following steps to set the number of times the Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor attempts to send an alert: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter on which you want to set remote alert attempts. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface”...
  • Page 33 3. In the navigation pane, click Alerts and scroll down to the Monitored Alerts section. 4. Select the events you want the Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor to monitor. The remote alerts are categorized by the following levels of severity:...
  • Page 34 Loader timeout PFA notification 28 - 29 5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save. Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide Action Generates an alert if a redundant power supply fails. Generates an alert if one fan fails.
  • Page 35: Setting Local Events

    Complete the following steps to select the local events to which the Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor will respond: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter where you want to set local events. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface”...
  • Page 36 Remote Supervisor Adapter. Complete the following steps to configure your serial port: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter on which you want to configure the serial port. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface”...
  • Page 37 Note: The number of data bits is preset to 8 and cannot be changed. 7. If you are logged in to a Remote Supervisor Adapter installed in a non-xSeries 330 server: Select the Dedicate to ASM check box to reserve the serial port for the Remote Supervisor Adapter.
  • Page 38 Field Initialization string Dial prefix string Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide What you type Type the initialization string that will be used for the specified modem. A default string is provided (ATE0). Do not change this string unless your dial-out functions are not working properly.
  • Page 39: Initialization-String Guidelines

    This value is measured in 10 millisecond intervals. The default value is 1 second. auto answer carrier detect clear to send data transfer data terminal ready microcom networking protocol ready to send Chapter 3. Configuring your Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor...
  • Page 40: Configuring Network Interfaces

    Complete the following steps to configure the Ethernet setup for the Remote Supervisor Adapter: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter where you want to setup the configuration. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface” on page 3.
  • Page 41 For information about your host name, see “Setting system information” on page 14. 6. In the IP address field, type the IP address of the Remote Supervisor Adapter. You must do this only if DHCP is disabled. The IP address must contain:...
  • Page 42: Configuring Ppp Access Over A Serial Port

    1500. The burned-in MAC address is a unique physical address assigned to this Remote Supervisor Adapter by the manufacturer. The address is also a read-only field. Enter a physical address for this Remote Supervisor Adapter in the Locally administered MAC address field.
  • Page 43 Complete the following steps to configure PPP access over a serial port: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter where you want to configure PPP access over a serial port. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface”...
  • Page 44: Configuring Network Protocols

    Remote Supervisor Adapter or you can go to http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/. Complete the following steps to configure your SNMP: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter where you want to configure SNMP. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface” on page 3.
  • Page 45 If either of these parameters is not correct, SNMP management access is not granted. Note: If an error message window opens, make the necessary adjustments to the fields listed in the error window. Then, scroll to the bottom of the Chapter 3. Configuring your Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor...
  • Page 46 DNS server is unreachable. You can also use these mappings for frequently used host names. b. The Remote Supervisor Adapter uses this table when first searching for an address to host name mapping. If a match is not found, the data will be requested from the DNS server.
  • Page 47: Configuring Smtp

    Remote Control Keys page. Complete the following steps to configure prefix key combinations: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter where you want to configure the prefix key combination. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface”...
  • Page 48: Using The Configuration File

    Complete the following steps to back up your current configuration: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter where you want to back up your current configuration. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface” on page 3.
  • Page 49: Restoring And Modifying Your Asm Configuration

    Remote Supervisor Adapter, but not the ASM processor. Complete the following steps to restore or modify your current configuration: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter where you want to restore the configuration. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface”...
  • Page 50: Restarting Asm

    BIOS setup menu (accessed by pressing F1 in POST). Complete the following steps to restore the ASM defaults: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface” on page 3.
  • Page 51: Chapter 4. Monitoring Remote Server Status

    Complete the following steps to view the system health and environmental information of the server: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface” on page 3. 2. For an xSeries 330 server: Log in to the ASM processor. For more information, see “Logging in to the ASM processor in an xSeries 330 server”...
  • Page 52 System Health Summary page. 4. Scroll down to the Temperatures section. The Remote Supervisor Adapter tracks the current temperature readings and threshold levels for system components such as microprocessors, system board, and hard disk drive backplane.
  • Page 53 The Temperature Thresholds page displays the temperature levels at which the Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor reacts. The temperature threshold values are preset on the remote server and cannot be changed. The reported temperatures for the CPU, hard disk drive, and system are...
  • Page 54 5. Scroll down to the voltages section. The Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor will send an alert if any monitored power source voltage falls outside its specified operational ranges. If you click a voltage reading, a window similar to the one in the following illustration opens.
  • Page 55: Viewing The Event Log

    Event log 75% full v Event log full Note: The event log of a Remote Supervisor Adapter that is installed in an xSeries 330 server does not contain server events. You must log in to the ASM processor to view the server event log and POST event log.
  • Page 56 5. Click Save Log as Text File to save the contents of the event log as a text file. Click Clear Log to delete the contents of the event log. Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide This severity level is assigned to an event of which you should take note.
  • Page 57: Viewing Vital Product Data

    Remote Supervisor Adapter is monitoring. Note: If you are logged in to a Remote Supervisor Adapter in an xSeries 330 server, you will view the Remote Supervisor Adapter firmware VPD. If you are logged in to the ASM processor, you will view the ASM processor firmware VPD.
  • Page 58 Function Indicates the version number of the diagnostic code. Indicates the level of the diagnostic code. Indicates when the diagnostic code was built. You can find vital product data for the Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor in this section.
  • Page 59 Table 14. ASM vital product data Field Function Firmware type Identifies the ASM firmware component type: main application, boot ROM, or remote control. Build ID Identifies the build IDs and vital product data of the application firmware and the startup ROM firmware. File name Identifies the file names and vital product data of the application firmware and the startup ROM firmware.
  • Page 60 Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide...
  • Page 61: Chapter 5. Performing Remote Supervisor Adapter Tasks

    Update the ASM processor firmware v Power on or restart the server If you are logged in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter that is installed in a server other than an xSeries 330, you can perform the following tasks:...
  • Page 62: Server Power And Restart Activity

    Note: The counter is reset to zero each time the ASM subsystem is Power-on hours The Power-on hours field shows the total number of hours the server has been powered on. Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide the operating system or application does not report the new system state) cleared to factory defaults.
  • Page 63: Remotely Controlling The Power Status Of A Server

    Note: Select the following options only in case of an emergency, or if you are offsite and the server is nonresponsive. 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface” on page 3.
  • Page 64: Remote Boot (Start)

    Complete the following steps to create an image from a diskette for the first time and then start the server from the image: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface” on page 3.
  • Page 65: Remote Control

    View a Windows blue screen capture Note: This feature is not available on all servers. You must log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter with a user ID that has read/write access to use any of the remote control features. You must also know the remote control password, which is configured locally on the server in the BIOS setup menu (accessed by pressing F1 in POST).
  • Page 66: Viewing The Server Post

    Note: The text-based interface view area is 80 characters x 24 lines. Complete the following steps to remotely access a server POST: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface” on page 3.
  • Page 67: Updating Firmware

    NT or Windows 2000 operating system is installed. Complete the following steps to remotely access a server blue-screen image: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Opening and using the ASM Web interface” on page 3.
  • Page 68: Accessing Remote Adapters Through An Asm Interconnect Network

    13. To log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter again, open your browser and follow your regular login process. Note: To cancel this process, click Cancel. Accessing remote adapters through an ASM interconnect network You can connect to remote systems through the ASM interconnect network from the Access Remote ASM link.
  • Page 69 Note: Depending on the system-management processor or adapter that is on the remote server, some options might not be available. 6. Click Log Off Remote ASM to log off of the remote server. Chapter 5. Performing Remote Supervisor Adapter tasks...
  • Page 70 Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide...
  • Page 71: Chapter 6. Starting And Configuring The Asm Text-Based Interface

    You can establish a Telnet connection or a direct serial connection to remotely access the Remote Supervisor Adapter or the ASM processor on an xSeries 330 server through the text-based user interface. This chapter describes the login procedure and how to configure the text-based interface.
  • Page 72: Accessing The Text-Based Interface Through A Direct Serial Connection

    14. Enter your login ID and password and click OK. The Advanced System Management window opens. Configuring terminal settings Complete the following steps to properly display special characters in the text-based user interface: Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide Entry 57600 None None...
  • Page 73: Accessing Remote Adapters Through An Asm Interconnect Network

    1. Select Terminal → Preferences. The Terminal Preferences window opens. 2. Select the following check box options: v Blinking Cursor or Block Cursor v VT100 Arrows v VT-100/ANSI 3. Click Fonts. The Font window opens. 4. In the Font field, select Terminal. In the Size field, select 9. 5.
  • Page 74 1. If you have not already done so, start a Telnet session or establish a direct serial connection. 2. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter. For more information, see “Accessing the text-based interface through a Telnet connection” on page 65.
  • Page 75: Chapter 7. Configuring Your Remote Supervisor Adapter Using A Text-Based Interface

    From the Network Interfaces/Protocols window, you can: – Set up an Ethernet connection to the Remote Supervisor Adapter – Set up a PPP over serial port connection to the Remote Supervisor Adapter – Configure SNMP setup – Configure DNS setup –...
  • Page 76 Note: Depending on whether you are logged in to the Remote Supervisor 5. In the ASM Name field, type the name of the Remote Supervisor Adapter. Use the ASM Name field to specify a name for the ASM in this server. This name is included in e-mail, SNMP, and alphanumeric pager alert notifications to identify the source of the alert.
  • Page 77: Setting Server Timeouts

    Setting server timeouts Complete the following steps to set your server timeout values: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter. For more information, see “Accessing the text-based interface through a Telnet connection” on page 65 or “Accessing the text-based interface through a direct serial connection” on page 66.
  • Page 78 Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor waits between the completion of POST and the starting of the operating system. If this interval is exceeded, the Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor generates a loader timeout alert and automatically restarts the system.
  • Page 79: Creating A Login Profile

    Processor Assistant (MPA) check box. Use the Power Off Delay field to specify the number of minutes that the Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor will wait for the operating system to shut down before turning off the server. By default, the Remote Supervisor Adapter waits 30 seconds.
  • Page 80 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter. For more information, see “Accessing the text-based interface through a Telnet connection” on page 65 or “Accessing the text-based interface through a direct serial connection” on page 66. 2. For an xSeries 330 server: Log in to the ASM processor. For more information, see “Accessing remote adapters through an ASM interconnect...
  • Page 81 Remote Supervisor Adapter. 9. In the Authority Level field, select either Read Only or Read/Write. Use the Authority Level field to set the access rights for this login ID. Chapter 7. Configuring your Remote Supervisor Adapter using a text-based interface...
  • Page 82: Setting Modem And Dial-In Settings

    Note: If the Status field is set to Enabled, you must enter a phone number in 11. In the Number field, type the phone number the Remote Supervisor Adapter will use when dialing back. This phone number is dialed when the user profile successfully logs in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter.
  • Page 83: Configuring Remote Alert Recipients

    6. In the Dial-in Support Status field, select Enabled to enable remote users to dial in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor through a serial connection. 7. Use the Delay before next Login after Failed Attempt <mins> field to specify...
  • Page 84 Type a phone number if you are using one of the following notification methods: v Numeric pager (follow the phone number with a comma and a personal identification number [PIN]) v Alphanumeric pager Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide A S M D E M O...
  • Page 85 E-mail over PPP and SNMP over PPP notification methods. 15. If you select the E-mail over LAN or E-mail over PPP notification method, type the e-mail address for the recipient in the E-mail Address field. Chapter 7. Configuring your Remote Supervisor Adapter using a text-based interface...
  • Page 86: Setting Remote Alert Attempts

    6. In the Remote Alert Retry Limit field, specify the number of additional times that the Remote Supervisor Adapter will attempt to forward an alert to a recipient. All other notification methods are attempted only once. 7. In the Delay Between Retries field, specify the time interval (in minutes) that the Remote Supervisor Adapter will wait between retries to send an alert.
  • Page 87: Setting Remote Alerts

    Complete the following steps to select which remote alerts are to be sent by the Remote Supervisor Adapter: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter. For more information, see “Accessing the text-based interface through a Telnet connection” on page 65 or “Accessing the text-based interface through a direct serial connection”...
  • Page 88 Temperature irregularity Generates an alert if any monitored temperatures are outside the Voltage irregularity 14 - 19 Note: Hard disk drive Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) alerts are not Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide Critical alerts are generated for events that signal that the server is no longer functioning. Action critical threshold values.
  • Page 89 Local events are generated for events sent to IBM Director, if it is installed, on the server where the ASM subsystem resides. These events are not sent to remote alert recipients. Chapter 7. Configuring your Remote Supervisor Adapter using a text-based interface...
  • Page 90: Configuring The Serial Port

    One of these serial ports can be shared with the server operating system while the other is dedicated to the ASM processor. 2. You can configure the serial ports on either the Remote Supervisor Adapter or the ASM processor, depending on which device you are using.
  • Page 91 The port then remains under the Remote Supervisor Adapter control until the server is restarted. Notes: a. For the operating system and the Remote Supervisor Adapter to share the serial connector, you must install the Remote Supervisor Adapter device driver. If the Remote Supervisor Adapter device driver is not installed, the serial connector is dedicated to only the Remote Supervisor Adapter.
  • Page 92: Initialization-String Guidelines

    RTS control of receive data to computer v Queued and nondestructive break, no escape state Note: The abbreviations in these commands have the following meanings: LAPM link access protocol for modems Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide auto answer carrier detect clear to send...
  • Page 93: Configuring Network Interfaces

    Configuring an Ethernet connection to the Remote Supervisor Adapter Complete the following steps to configure your Ethernet setup: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter. For more information, see “Accessing the text-based interface through a Telnet connection” on page 65 or “Accessing the text-based interface through a direct serial connection”...
  • Page 94 Enable in the DHCP field; then, go to step 11. Note: Do not select Enable in the DHCP field unless you have an accessible, 7. Type the IP host name of the Remote Supervisor Adapter in the Host Name field. This step is necessary only if you disabled DHCP.
  • Page 95 000000000000 through FFFFFFFFFFFF. This value must be in the form XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX where X is a number between 0 and 9. The Remote Supervisor Adapter does not support the use of a multicast address. A multicast address has the least significant bit of the first byte set to 1.
  • Page 96: Configuring Ppp Access Over The Serial Port

    You can use PPP through your serial port to enable access to the Remote Supervisor Adapter through a Telnet session or a Web browser. Note: If you enable the PPP interface, the Remote Supervisor Adapter cannot use the serial port for serial remote access.
  • Page 97: Configuring Network Protocols

    “sysgroup” information and to send configured SNMP alerts to the configured host names or IP addresses. Note: If you plan to configure SNMP traps on the Remote Supervisor Adapter, you must install and compile the two management information bases (MIBs) on your SNMP manager.
  • Page 98 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter. For more information, see “Accessing the text-based interface through a Telnet connection” on page 65 or “Accessing the text-based interface through a direct serial connection” on page 66. 2. In the Advanced System Management window, select Settings. The Settings window opens.
  • Page 99: Configuring Dns

    IP addresses. Complete the following steps to use a DNS server on your network: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter. For more information, see “Accessing the text-based interface through a Telnet connection” on page 65 or “Accessing the text-based interface through a direct serial connection”...
  • Page 100: Configuring Smtp

    Complete the following steps to specify the IP address or host name of the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter. For more information, see “Accessing the text-based interface through a Telnet connection” on page 65 or “Accessing the text-based interface through a direct serial connection”...
  • Page 101 4. In the Settings window, select the ASM Processor Clock, which shows the date and time when this window was generated. Use this information to check the date and time settings on the Remote Supervisor Adapter, which is independent of the date and time settings of the clock on the server system board.
  • Page 102 Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide...
  • Page 103: Chapter 8. Checking System Health And Performing Tasks Through The Text-Based Interface

    Complete the following steps to access the temperature, voltage, and fan readings of the remote server: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter. For more information, see “Accessing the text-based interface through a Telnet connection” on page 65 or “Accessing the text-based interface through a direct serial connection”...
  • Page 104 Hard Shutdown Warning Reset 5. Select Voltage Tables. The Remote Supervisor Adapter will send an alert if any monitored power source voltage falls outside its specified operational ranges. The system displays the voltage readings of the system board (planar) and the voltage regulator modules (VRMs).
  • Page 105: Viewing The Event Log

    ASM interconnect network connections v Firmware updates Note: The event log of a Remote Supervisor Adapter that is installed in an xSeries 330 server does not contain server events. You must log in to the ASM processor to view the server event log and POST event log.
  • Page 106: Viewing Vital Product Data

    Complete the following steps to view the Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor vital product data: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter. For more information, see “Accessing the text-based interface through a Telnet connection” on page 65 or “Accessing the text-based interface through a direct serial connection”...
  • Page 107 Table 24. Machine level vital product data Field Function Machine type Identifies the type of server the Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor is monitoring. Machine model Identifies the model number of the server the Remote Supervisor Adapter or ASM processor is monitoring.
  • Page 108: Performing Remote Supervisor Adapter Tasks Through A Text-Based Interface

    Performing Remote Supervisor Adapter tasks through a text-based interface The functions under the Tasks heading in the Advanced System Management window enable you to directly control the actions of the Remote Supervisor Adapter and your server. Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide You can find the diagnostic code VPD for the remote managed server in this section.
  • Page 109: Remotely Controlling The Power Status Of A Server

    Note: Select the following options only in case of an emergency, or if you are offsite and the server is nonresponsive. 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter. For more information, see “Accessing the text-based interface through a Telnet connection” on page 65.
  • Page 110: Viewing The Server Text Console

    The window viewing area is 80 characters x 24 lines. Complete the following steps to remotely access the text console of the server: 1. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter. For more information, see “Accessing the text-based interface through a Telnet connection” on page 65 or “Accessing the text-based interface through a direct serial connection”...
  • Page 111: Restoring Asm Defaults

    Defaults to reset the Remote Supervisor Adapter to its original factory settings. You will lose your TCP/IP connection and must reconfigure the network interface. 3. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter again using a Telnet or direct serial connection. 4. Reconfigure the network interface to restore connectivity. For information about configuring the network interface, see “Configuring network interfaces”...
  • Page 112: Restarting Asm

    Remote Supervisor Adapter. You will lose your TCP/IP connection and must reconfigure the network interface. 3. Log in to the Remote Supervisor Adapter again using a Telnet or direct serial connection. 4. Reconfigure the network interface to restore connectivity. For information about configuring the network interface, see “Configuring network interfaces”...
  • Page 113: Appendix A. Getting Help And Technical Assistance

    Appendix A. Getting help and technical assistance If you need help, service, or technical assistance or just want more information about IBM products, you will find a wide variety of sources available from IBM to assist you. This appendix contains information about where to go for additional information about IBM and IBM products, what to do if you experience a problem with your xSeries or IntelliStation necessary.
  • Page 114: Software Service And Support

    In the U.S. and Canada, hardware service and support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the U.K., these services are available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide...
  • Page 115: Appendix B. Notices

    Appendix B. Notices This publication was developed for products and services offered in the U.S.A. IBM may not offer the products, services, or features discussed in this document in other countries. Consult your local IBM representative for information on the products and services currently available in your area.
  • Page 116: Trademarks

    IBM. Maximum memory may require replacement of the standard memory with an optional memory module. Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide e-business logo IntelliStation Predictive Failure Analysis...
  • Page 117 IBM makes no representation or warranties regarding non-IBM products and ® services that are ServerProven , including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. These products are offered and warranted solely by third parties. IBM makes no representations or warranties with respect to non-IBM products.
  • Page 118 Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide...
  • Page 119: Index

    ISMP vital product data, viewing 53, 102 loader watchdog (server timeout) 16, 72 local events, setting 29, 83 logging in to a Remote Supervisor Adapter 3, 65 logging in to an ASM processor 6, 67 logging off text-based interface 106...
  • Page 120 22, 77 remote alerts, setting critical 27, 82 in text-based interface 81 in Web interface 26 Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide remote alerts, setting (continued) system 28, 83 warning 27, 82 remote control accessing server graphical console 59...
  • Page 121 temperature monitoring 46, 97 terminal emulation settings, configuring 66 text console, viewing 104 text-based interface accessing using serial connection 66 accessing using Telnet 65 configuring terminal settings 66 monitoring fan speed 99 temperature 97 voltage 98 time and date, setting 18, 94 timeouts, setting server 15, 71 trademarks 110 updating firmware 61...
  • Page 122 Remote Supervisor Adapter: User’s Guide...
  • Page 124 Part Number: 48P9833 Printed in U.S.A. (1P) P/N: 48P9833...