Chapter 5. Configuring the server
This chapter provides the following information to help you configure the server:
"Using the Setup Utility program" on page 51
"Configuring RAID" on page 58
"Updating the firmware" on page 61
Using the Setup Utility program
This topic provides information about using the Setup Utility program.
The Setup Utility program is part of the server firmware. You can use the Setup Utility program to view and
change the configuration settings of your server, regardless of which operating system you are using.
However, the operating system settings might override any similar settings in the Setup Utility program.
Starting the Setup Utility program
To start the Setup Utility program, do the following:
1. Connect the server to an ac power source and press the power button on the front panel to turn on the
server. See "Turning on the server" on page 49.
2. Press the F1 key as soon as you see the logo screen. Then, wait for several seconds, and the Setup
Utility program opens. If you have set a password, type the correct password to enter the Setup Utility
program. For password information, see "Using passwords" on page 54.
Viewing information in the Setup Utility program
The Setup Utility program menu lists various items about the system configuration. Select a desired item
to view information or change settings.
When working with the Setup Utility program, you must use the keyboard. The keys used to perform various
tasks are displayed on the right bottom pane of each screen. You also can press the F1 key for general help
about the keys. For most items, the corresponding help message is displayed on the right top pane of the
screen when the item is selected. If the item has submenus, you can display the submenus by pressing Enter.
Setup Utility program interface
Depending on the BIOS version of your server, some menu or item information might differ slightly from
the information in this topic.
• The default settings already are optimized for you. Use the default value for any item you are not familiar
with. Do not change the value of unfamiliar items to avoid unexpected problems. If you consider
changing the server configuration, proceed with extreme caution. Setting the configuration incorrectly
might cause unexpected results. If you cannot turn on the server because of incorrect BIOS settings,
use the BIOS default settings jumper to restore the BIOS settings to the factory default settings. See
"System board jumpers" on page 44.
• If you have changed any hardware in the server, it is recommended that you reflash the BIOS and the
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