Xserve Slot Load and Cluster Node Entering Firmware Boot Commands From the Front Panel

You can use the system identifier button on the Xserve (Slot Load) and Xserve (Cluster Node) server's front panel to initiate a limited number of firmware commands to the system without connecting a keyboard or monitor to the server. The commands are listed below you enter each command with a combination of the system identifier button and a specific light on the front panel. Follow these steps to initiate a command from the front panel. 1. With the power off, hold in the system identifier...

RAM and Processor Verification PowerOn Self Test

A power-on self test in the server's ROM automatically runs whenever the server is started up after being fully shut down the test does not run if the server is only restarted . If the test detects a problem, you will not see a normal sequence of system activity lights on the front panel during startup. Instead, the lights will flash in the following ways 2 Flashes No RAM is installed or detected. 3 Flashes Incompatible RAM types are installed. 4 Flashes No RAM banks passed memory testing. 5...

Procedure Option A

If you already know your Xserve s IP address you can quickly verify network connectivity by using the following command from a remote admin system using the Terminal application ping 17.xxx.xxx.xxx the X characters represent numerical IP addresses ping Your domain extension will resemble something like .com, .edu, .org If you wish to automatically discover your Xserve using the Server Assistant, follow these steps 1. Open Server Assistant from a remote admin computer. 2. Select the Install Mac...