Cisco 7800 Series Media Convergence Servers Service Processor Compatibility Matrix
Remote Supervisor Adapter II
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Remote Supervisor Adapter II

Remote Supervisor Adapter II

Remote Supervisor Adapter II Supported Features

Cisco 7800 Series MCS IBM servers support the following Remote Supervisor Adapter II (RSA II) features:

  • Remote Console Access
  • Remote Power Control

Other RSA II features are not supported by Cisco. Unified Communications applications are not integrated with RSA II firmware, software, licensing, or user interfaces.

RSA II Remote Console Access

An administrator can access the RSA II remote console with a web browser.

RSA II Remote Power Control

RSA II provides full remote power control over the server with power-on, power-off, and restart actions. Use the System > Task > Power/Restart menu path to access the remote power control features.

The following Server Power / Restart Control functions are supported:

  • Power On Server Immediately
  • Power On Server at Specified Time
  • Shut Down OS and then Power Off Server
  • Shut Down OS and then Restart Server
  • Schedule Daily/Weekly Power and Restart Actions

The following Server Power / Restart Control functions are not supported:

  • Power Off Server Immediately
  • Restart the Server Immediately

Note


Use the unsupported Server Power / Restart Control functions only if the supported Server Power / Restart Control functions do not work.


Enable Remote Supervisor Adapter II

For information about which Cisco 7800 Series MCS IBM servers ship with RSA II hardware installed, see Cisco 7800 Series Media Convergence Servers Service Processor Compatibility.

To enable RSA II on Cisco 7800 Series MCS IBM servers that do not ship with the service processor installed, you must order the RSA II hardware directly from IBM and install it. Contact your IBM account team for assistance.

For more information about RSA II part numbers, see https://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/myportal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-64946.

Set Up Remote Supervisor Adapter II

For information about the setup and configuration of RSA II, see IBM documentation at https://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/myportal/documentation.

Manage Remote Supervisor Adapter II

To manage updates to RSA II, use the latest Firmware Upgrade CD appropriate for your server.

To check for the latest Firmware Upgrade CD from http://www.cisco.com, follow this procedure.

Procedure
    Step 1   Select Support > Download Software.
    Step 2   Navigate to Products > Voice and Unified Communications > Communications Infrastructure > Voice Servers > Cisco 7800 Series Media Convergence Servers.
    Step 3   Select your server model.

    Remote Supervisor Adapter II Caveats

    When you run the RSA II service processor, note the following:

    • You can use Java on any OS for remote access to RSA II.
    • If RSA II locks due to an abrupt disconnect and is not available, remove power from the server and then power on the server to restore operation. You can use the RSA II remote power control feature to remove power from the server and to power on the server. You lose connectivity during this operation.
    • You lose connectivity during a firmware upgrade.