Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller Configuration Guide, Release 1.1(1)
Managing the Server
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Managing the Server

Managing the Server

This chapter includes the following sections:

Viewing Overall Server Status

Procedure
Step 1   In the Overall Server Status area of the Navigation pane, click the blue health report link to refresh the Server Summary pane.
Step 2   (Optional)Review the following information in the Server Summary pane:
Name Description

Power State field

The current power state.

Overall Server Status field

The overall status of the server. This can be:


  • Memory Test In Progress—The server is performing a self-test of the installed memory. This condition normally occurs during the boot process.

  • Good

  • Moderate Fault

  • Severe Fault

  • Powered Off

Processors field

The overall status of the processors. This can be:


  • Good

  • Fault

  • Powered Off

You can click the link in this field to view more information about the processors.

Memory field

The overall status of the memory modules. This can be:


  • Good

  • Fault

  • Powered Off

You can click the link in this field to view detailed status information.

Power Supplies field

The overall status of the power supplies. This can be:


  • Good

  • Fault

  • Powered Off

You can click the link in this field to view detailed status information.

Fans field

The overall status of the power supplies. This can be:


  • Good

  • Fault

  • Powered Off

You can click the link in this field to view detailed status information.

Note   

This field is only displayed for some C Series servers.

HDD field

The overall status of the hard drives. This can be:


  • Good

  • Fault

  • Powered Off

You can click the link in this field to view detailed status information.

Note   

This field is only displayed for some C Series servers.

Locator LED field

Whether the locator LEDs are on or off.


Toggling the Locator LED

Before You Begin

You must have user privileges for all power control operations including this operation.


Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Server tab.
Step 2   On the Server tab, click Summary.
Step 3   In the Actions area, click Turn On Locator LED.

The locator LED turns on and is blinking.

Step 4   In the Actions area, click Turn Off Locator LED.

The locator LED turns off.


Configuring Server Boot Order

Before You Begin

You must log in as a user with admin privileges to configure server boot order.


Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Server tab.
Step 2   On the Server tab, click BIOS.

The BIOS page appears.

Step 3   In the Actions area, click Configure Boot Order.

A dialog box with boot order instructions appears.

Step 4   Review the instructions, and then click OK.

The Configure Boot Order dialog box displays.

Step 5   In the Configure Boot Order dialog box, update the following properties:
Name Description

Device Types table

The server boot options. You can select one or more of the following:


  • HDD—Hard disk drive

  • FDD—Floppy disk drive

  • CDROM—Bootable CD-ROM

  • PXE—PXE boot

  • EFI—Extensible Firmware Interface

Add >

Moves the selected device type to the Boot Order table.

< Remove

Removes the selected device type from the Boot Order table.

Boot Order table

Displays the device types from which this server can boot, in the order in which the boot will be attempted.

Up

Moves the selected device type to a higher priority in the Boot Order table.

Down

Moves the selected device type to a lower priority in the Boot Order table.

Apply button

Saves the changes to the configured boot order or reapplies a previously-configured boot order.

CIMC sends the configured boot order to the BIOS the next time the server is rebooted.

Cancel button

Closes the dialog box without saving any changes or reapplying the existing configuration.

If you select this option, the actual boot order will not be changed the next time the server is rebooted.

Step 6   Click Apply.

Additional device types may be appended to the actual boot order, depending on what devices you have connected to your server.


What to Do Next

Reboot the server to boot with your new boot order.

Powering On the Server


Note


If the server was powered off by any means other than through CIMC, it will not become active immediately when powered on. The server will remain in standby mode until CIMC completes initialization.


Before You Begin

You must log in as a user with user privileges to power on the server.


Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Server tab.
Step 2   On the Server tab, click Summary.
Step 3   In the Actions area, click Power On Server.

A dialog box with the message Power on the server? appears.

Step 4   Click OK.

Powering Off the Server

Before You Begin

You must log in as a user with user privileges to power off the server.


Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Server tab.
Step 2   On the Server tab, click Summary.
Step 3   In the Actions area, click Power Off Server.

A dialog box with the message Power Off the Server? appears.

Step 4   Click OK.

Power Cycling the Server

Before You Begin

You must log in as a user with user privileges to power cycle the server.


Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Server tab.
Step 2   On the Server tab, click Summary.
Step 3   In the Actions area, click Power Cycle Server.

A dialog box with the message Power Cycle the Server? appears.

Step 4   Click OK.

Resetting the Server

Before You Begin

You must log in as a user with use privileges to reset the server.


Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Server tab.
Step 2   On the Server tab, click Summary.
Step 3   In the Actions area, click Hard Reset Server.

A dialog box with the message Hard Reset the Server? appears.

Step 4   Click OK.

Shutting Down the Server

Before You Begin

You must log in as a user with user privileges to shut down the server.


Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Server tab.
Step 2   On the Server tab, click Summary.
Step 3   In the Actions area, click Shut Down Server.

A dialog box with the message Shut Down the Server? appears.

Step 4   Click OK.