O p e r a t i n g Y o u r S y s t e m
Automatic Failure Recovery
As with any computer system, your server may develop a hardware or
software fault, which, for example, may only manifest itself intermittently,
that causes the system to hang. If this happens, the server is capable of
resetting itself automatically. This is particularly useful if the server is
unattended some or all of the time.
Whether the server is able to rebuild the complete network environment,
together with application programs, after an automatic reset depends on
the operating system. The SMA contains several variables which govern
the behaviour of automatic failure recovery:
Watchdog Timer Reboot Count
Watchdog Timer Timeout Action
You can make settings for these variables to enable, disable or modify
their effects. The on-line Help system within the SMA contains details of
all of these variables and how to make the appropriate settings.
Using the System Configuration Utility
The System Configuration Utility (SCU) automates the configuration
process for your computer's hardware and the boards (ISA, EISA, Plug-n-
Play and PCI) or options that you add to the system. You must run the
SCU each time you change your computer's configuration. Running the
SCU is optional for Plug-n-Play and PCI add-in boards. The SCU does
Maintains system parameters and stores these in non-volatile RAM.
Presents the option settings that specify those parameters.
Assigns all necessary system resources, which guarantees that there
will be no conflicts or contention issues between adapter cards.
Presents settings for many other functions, such as security
passwords, that are necessary or desirable.
Although there is a separate BIOS Setup utility, only use the SCU to configure your
system, as BIOS Setup is not accessible to a remote computer.
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