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Advanced Systems Management PCI Adapter
Software User's Guide
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IBM Netfinity
Advanced Systems Management PCI Adapter
Software User's Guide
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Contents
Advanced System Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Advanced System Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Advanced System Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway
Starting Advanced System Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Management Using a Serial, TCP/IP, or RS-485 Connection . . . . .
Configuration Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuration Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The System Identification Group
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The Dial-In Settings Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The System Management Processor Clock Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
POST Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loader Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
O/S Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Off Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other Configuration Settings Functions
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Modem Settings
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The Port Configuration Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Dialing Settings Group
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Initialization String Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing Dialout Entry Settings
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Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Alert Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Alert Entry Information Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enabled Alerts Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SNMP Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Event Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operational Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Power Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote POST Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Updating Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter Microcode . .
Dynamic Connection Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modem Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enabling Remote Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating Dynamic Connection Manager Entries . . . . . . . . .
Creating Netfinity Manager Connection Entries . . . . . . . .
Creating System Management Processor Connection Entries
Accessing Remote Systems (Serial and TCP/IP Links) . . . . .
Accessing Remote Systems (RS-485 Interconnect Links)
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RS-485 Interconnect Pass-Through Management
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Initialization String Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Accessing the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter
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Establishing a Direct Connection to the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using a Terminal Program to Connect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using a TELNET Session to Connect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using a Web Browser to Connect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter Menus . . . . . . .
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Advanced System Management
This section includes instructions for installing, starting, and using Advanced
System Management for Netfinity Manager. This section is intended for anyone
who will install and use Advanced System Management with Netfinity Manager or
Client Services for Netfinity Manager.
This option includes a complete, licensed copy of Netfinity Manager. This version
of Netfinity Manager replaces the version of Netfinity Manager that was included
with your copy of ServerGuide. Netfinity Manager includes updated software
designed to support your Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter. If
you have previously installed an earlier version of Netfinity Manager on your server,
uninstall the earlier version and then install the version of Netfinity Manager
included with this option.
The Advanced System Management service, installed when you install Netfinity
Manager, provides the most extensive functionality available with your Netfinity
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter. If you do not install Netfinity
Manager, many of the advanced functions of the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter will not be available to you. For information on how to
install Netfinity Manager, see the ServerGuide and Netfinity Manager Information
section of your Server Library.
This section also provides instructions on using the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter without Netfinity Manager.
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Important!
Ÿ The Advanced System Management service, installed when you install
Netfinity Manager, provides the most extensive functionality available with
your Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter. Netfinity
Manager is included with this server. If you do not install Netfinity Manager,
many of the advanced functions of the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter will not be available to you.
Ÿ This section of this server library explains how to use the Advanced System
Management service with the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter installed in a server that also a Netfinity Advanced System
Management Processor (integrated with Netfinity 5000, Netfinity 5500, and
Netfinity 5500 M10). This service can also be used to manage other
Advanced System Management hardware, including:
– PC Server Advanced System Management Adapter Option
– Netfinity Advanced System Management Processor only (integrated with
Netfinity 5000, Netfinity 5500, and Netfinity 5500 M10)
– Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter only (included
with Netfinity 7000 M10)
The features available with the Advanced System Management service vary
depending on the Advanced System Management hardware you are
managing. For detailed information on using the Advanced System
Management service with Advanced System Management hardware other
than the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter when
installed in a server with an Advanced System Management Processor, see
the documentation that is included with the option or the server library that
is included with the server.
Using Advanced System Management
This chapter describes how to use the Advanced System Management service for
Netfinity Manager to change configuration, modem, network, and automatic dialout
settings.
With the Advanced System Management service, you can configure system
management events (such as POST, loader, and operating system timeouts or
critical temperature, voltage, and tamper alerts). If any of these events occurs, the
Advanced System Management service can be configured to automatically forward
a Netfinity alert in one of five ways:
Alert forwarded to another Netfinity system using the modem
Alert forwarded to a standard numeric pager
Alert forwarded to an alphanumeric pager
Alert forwarded to a Netfinity Manager system using a TCP/IP network
connection (available only when using Advanced System Management with a
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter)
Ÿ Alert forwarded in SNMP format to an SNMP Manager (available only when
using Advanced System Management with a Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter)
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With this service, you can use your system’s modem to dial out and directly access
and control a remote system's Advanced System Management PCI Adapter or
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Advanced System Management Processor. If the remote system has a Netfinity
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter installed and the adapter is connected
to a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network, you can use
the Dynamic Connection Manager service (installed when you installed Netfinity
Manager and the Advanced System Management service) to open a TCP/IP link
with the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter from your Netfinity
Manager system. Finally, if your Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter or Advanced System Management Processor is connected to an RS-485
Interconnect network, or if the remote Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter adapter or Advanced System Management Processor to which you have
connected using your system’s modem or TCP/IP connection is connected to an
RS-485 Interconnect network, you can use this connection to access and manage
the Advanced System Management PCI Adapter or Advanced System Management
Processor of any other system that is connected to the RS-485 Interconnect
network. For more information, see “Dynamic Connection Manager” on page 34.
Figure 1. The Advanced System Management service
In addition, with Advanced System Management, you can remotely monitor, record,
and replay all textual data generated during power-on self-test (POST) on a remote
system that includes a Advanced System Management adapter or processor.
While monitoring a remote system during POST, you can enter key commands on
your keyboard that will then be relayed to the remote system.
Using the Advanced System Management PCI Adapter as a Network
Gateway
In systems that contain both an Advanced System Management Processor and an
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the adapter acts as an Ethernet or
Token Ring network gateway (or as a shared modem resource). In this
configuration, the Advanced System Management Processor generates all alerts,
timeouts, and other system management information. This data is relayed to the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter using the RS-485 connection between
the processor and the adapter. The adapter then forwards this information to other
systems on the Ethernet or Token Ring network (or uses its modem to forward this
data using a serial connection).
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When configuring systems that have both the Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter and the Advanced System Management Processor, all system
management settings (such as remote alerts settings and timeout settings) must be
configured on the Advanced System Management Processor. However, before
using TCP/IP to communicate with your Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter, you must also first establish a serial or RS-485 connection with the
adapter and configure the network settings. For information on establishing serial
or RS-485 connections, see “Dynamic Connection Manager” on page 34. For
information on configuring network settings, see “Network Settings” on page 19.
Starting Advanced System Management
To start the Advanced System Management service, double-click on the Advanced
System Management icon in the Netfinity Service Manager window. Then
double-click on any of the selections available in the Advanced System
Management window to access the function or configuration information that you
need.
Note: This starts Advanced System Management on your local system and will
enable you to configure and manage the Advanced System Management
PCI Adapter or Advanced System Management Processor installed in your
own system only. To access, configure, and manage and Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter or Processor in a remote system, you
must first establish a connection with the remote system by using Dynamic
Connection Manager. For more information on using Dynamic Connection
Manager, see “Dynamic Connection Manager” on page 34.
Ÿ Select Configuration Information to view detailed information about the
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, including random-access
memory (RAM) microcode, read-only memory (ROM) microcode, and
device-driver information. For more information on Configuration Information,
see “Configuration Information” on page 6.
Ÿ Select Configuration Settings to configure many features of the Netfinity
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter. These features include system
identification data, dial-in security settings, the time and date reported by the
system management processor clock, timeout and delay values, and advanced
modem settings. For more information on Configuration Settings, see
“Configuration Settings” on page 7.
Ÿ Select Remote Alert Settings to configure Advanced System Management
alert forwarding functions. For more information on Remote Alert Settings, see
“Remote Alert Settings” on page 21.
Ÿ Select Event Log to view the contents of the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter Event Log. Information about all remote access
attempts and dialout events that have occurred is recorded in the Event Log.
For more information on the Event Log, see “Event Log” on page 28.
Ÿ Select Operational Parameters to view the current values or status of many
system components monitored by the Netfinity Advanced System Management
PCI Adapter. For more information on Operational Parameters, see
“Operational Parameters” on page 29.
Ÿ Select System Power Control to instruct the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter to power off the system, restart the system, or power
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on the system. For more information on System Power Control, see “System
Power Control” on page 30.
Ÿ Select Remote POST Console to remotely monitor, record, and replay all
textual output generated during POST on a remote system that has a Netfinity
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter. For more information on using
Remote POST, see “Remote POST Console” on page 31.
Ÿ To update the microcode on your Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter, from the Options pulldown menu, select Update Microcode... and
then select System Management Subsystem. For more information on
updating microcode, see “Updating Netfinity Advanced System Management
PCI Adapter Microcode” on page 33.
Remote Management Using a Serial, TCP/IP, or RS-485 Connection
If you want to use your system's modem, TCP/IP, or RS-485 network connection to
access and manage the Advanced System Management adapter or processor on a
remote system, use Dynamic Connection Manager to:
Ÿ establish a serial connection with the remote system
Ÿ use Dynamic Connection Manager to establish a TCP/IP or RS-485 link with
the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter installed in the
remote server
Ÿ or use Dynamic Connection Manager to establish a RS-485 link with the
Advanced System Management Processor installed in the remote server
Then, start the Advanced System Management service. You can also use Dynamic
Connection Manager to establish a null modem connection to another system.
Finally, you can use Dynamic Connection Manager to establish a serial or TCP/IP
connection with a remote Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and
then “pass through” that Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and
remotely access and manage any Advanced System Management adapter or
processor that is connected to the remote Netfinity Advanced System Management
PCI Adapter using an RS-485 Interconnect network. For more information on
Dynamic Connection Manager, see “Dynamic Connection Manager” on page 34.
Notes:
1. Be sure to check the System Management Processor check box in the
Netfinity Dynamic Connection Manager window when you create the Dynamic
Connection Control entry or before establishing an RS-485 Interconnect
connection. If this check box is not checked, the connection with the remote
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter will fail. Null modem
connections and TCP/IP link entries do not require that this box be checked.
2. TCP/IP linking over a network connection is available only when you are using
Advanced System Management and Dynamic Connection Manager to directly
access a Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter that is
connected to your network.
3. RS-485 Interconnect connections are available only when: :
Ÿ you are using Advanced System Management and Dynamic Connection
Manager to directly access the Netfinity Advanced System Management
PCI Adapter installed in your own system (Netfinity 7000 M10 only).
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Ÿ you are using Advanced System Management and Dynamic Connection
Manager to access an Advanced System Management adapter or
processor that is connected to the same RS-485 Interconnect network that
your Advanced System Management adapter or processor is connected to
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Ÿ you have first established a serial connection, null modem connection, or
TCP/IP link with a remote Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter that is connected to other Advanced System Management
adapters or processors on an RS-485 Interconnect network.
Important!
If your system has both an Advanced System Management Processor and
an Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the Advanced System
Management Processor generates all system management data while the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter acts as a network gateway (or
shared modem resource) only. For more information on how to configure
your Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and Advanced System
Management Processor in this configuration, see “Using the Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway” on page 3.
4. When using Dynamic Connection Manager to configure a Dynamic Connection
entry for use by the Advanced System Management service, be sure to enter
the Login ID and Password for access to the Advanced System Management
processor or adapter in a remote system, not the User ID and Password for
access to Netfinity Manager services on the remote system.
5. When creating a Dynamic Connection Manager entry to establish a null modem
connection with an Advanced System Management processor or adapter in a
remote system, make sure that the Port Baud Rate value (configured using the
Dynamic Connection Manager service) is set to match the Baud Rate value
(configured using the Advanced System Management service) of the target
system. If the Port Baud Rate and the Baud Rate values do not match, the
connection will fail.
6. If you are connected through a modem and the serial connection is broken,
Dynamic Connection Manager will detect the loss of the carrier and will then
display No carrier detected in the window. Dynamic Connection Manager will
then attempt to re-establish the serial connection automatically.
Configuration Information
The Configuration Information window (shown in Figure 2 on page 7) contains
detailed information about the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter, including RAM microcode, ROM microcode, and device-driver information.
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Figure 2. The Configuration Information window
Configuration Settings
Use the selections available in the Configuration Settings window (see Figure 3 on
page 8) to configure many features of your Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter. These features include system identification data,
dial-in security settings, the time and date reported by the system management
processor clock, timeout and delay values, modem settings, and network settings.
Important!
If your system has both an Advanced System Management Processor and an
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the Advanced System
Management Processor generates all system management data while the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter acts as a network gateway (or
shared modem resource) only. For more information on how to configure your
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and Advanced System
Management Processor in this configuration, see “Using the Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway” on page 3.
This window contains:
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System Identification group
Dial-in settings group
System Management Processor Clock group
POST timeout, Loader timeout, O/S timeout, and Power off delay fields
This window also includes the Modem button and the Network button. Select
Modem to open the Modem Settings window (see “Modem Settings” on page 13).
Select Network to open the Network Settings window (see “Network Settings” on
page 19).
Note: Network setting configuration is supported only on the Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter. If you are not using Advanced System
Management to access or manage a Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter the Network button will not be available.
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The System Identification Group
The System Identification group contains two fields to help you identify the system
that contains the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
Field
Description
Name
Can be used to provide a name for the system, the name of the system user,
or the name of a contact. This information is included with forwarded Netfinity
alerts, SNMP alerts, and pages that are sent to alphanumeric pagers to help
you identify the system that generated the alert.
Number
Can be used to identify the system with a specific serial or identification
number, to record the phone number used to dial into the system, or to
provide the phone number of a contact. This information is included with
forwarded Netfinity alerts, SNMP alerts, and pages that are sent to numeric
pagers to help you identify the system that generated the alert.
Figure 3. The Configuration Settings window
To change the information provided by these fields:
1. In the Name or Number field, type the system information you want to record.
2. Select Apply to save this information.
The Dial-In Settings Group
Use the selections available in the Dial-In Settings group to enable or disable dial-in
support, and to enable users to dial in and access the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter. The Dial-In Settings group contains the following items.
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Item
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User profile to
configure
Use the spin buttons to select the user profile that you want to
configure. This service supports up to twelve separate profiles on IBM
Netfinity 7000 systems.
Login ID
Type in this field the login ID that will be used by the remote user. Up
to 12 Login IDs can be configured. (This field is case sensitive.)
Note: A Login ID must be specified to remotely access the Netfinity
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
Set Password
A password must be provided along with the Login ID to allow a remote
user to access the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter. After providing a Login ID, click on Set Password to open the
Set Password window. (The fields in the Set Password window are
case sensitive.)
Note: This password must be 6–8 characters in length and must
contain at least one nonalphanumeric character.
Last login
Shows the date and time of the last successful login by a remote user.
Read only
access
If the Read only access check box is checked, the user whose profile
is selected will not be able to alter any of the Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter settings when access is granted.
The user will, however, be able to see all currently configured settings
and values except passwords.
Dial back
enabled
If the Dial back enabled check box is checked, the Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter will automatically terminate the
connection as soon as the user whose profile is selected logs in, and
will then use the telephone number that is entered in the Number field
to dial out and attempt to connect with a remote system.
Note: This applies only when you are using a modem to establish a
serial connection with another modem. This setting has no
effect on passthrough connections.
If necessary, select Modem to access the Modem Settings window (see “Modem
Settings” on page 13). From the Modem Settings window, you can specify modem
settings and dialing settings.
To create a new login ID for a remote user:
1. In the Login ID field, type the ID that will be used by the remote user. This ID
can be up to 8 characters.
2. Remote users must provide a password along with a login ID in order to access
the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter. Select Set
Password to open the Set Password window.
From the Set Password window:
a. In the Enter Password field, type a password.
Note: This password must be 6–8 characters in length and must contain
at least one nonalphanumeric character.
b. In the Re-enter Password field, type the same password that you typed in
the Enter Password field.
c. Click on OK to save this password and close the Set Password window.
3. Click on Apply to save the new user ID.
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To delete the currently selected login ID:
1. Use the spin buttons beside the User ID to configure field to select a
previously configured User profile.
2. Click on the Login ID field.
3. Using the Backspace or Delete key, delete the currently displayed login ID.
4. Click on Apply to remove the user ID.
Important
For security purposes, change the user name and password using the
Advanced System Management service.
If you update the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter
microcode, the default user name (USERID) and password (PASSW0RD) are
reset. If you had previously changed them, you will need to change them
again.
The System Management Processor Clock Group
Use the selections available in the System Management Processor Clock group to
set the time and date that is reported by your Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter.
Note: The System Management Processor clock is separate from and
independent of the system clock. Changes made to this setting will have no
effect on the system clock.
To change the currently set time or date:
1. Verify that there is a check in the Set System Management Processor Clock
check box. This check box must be checked to enable the Advanced System
Management service to change the currently stored time and date values.
2. Use the spin buttons beside each field to set the time or date.
Ÿ The Time fields represent, when viewed from left to right, hours, minutes,
and seconds.
Ÿ The Date fields represent, when viewed from left to right, month, date, and
year.
3. Click on Apply to save the new time and date.
POST Timeout
The POST timeout field shows the number of seconds that the Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter will wait for the system's power-on self-test
(POST) to complete before generating a POST Timeout event. If POST takes
longer than the configured amount of time to complete and the POST timeout
check box (found in the Enabled Alerts group of the Remote Alert Settings
window) is checked, the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter will
automatically restart the system one time and will attempt to forward an alert to all
enabled Remote Alert Entries. Once the system is restarted, POST timeout is
automatically disabled until the system is properly shutdown and restarted.
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Note: If you do not check this check box and a POST timeout is detected, the
system will restart but no alert will be forwarded.
Important!
If your system has both an Advanced System Management Processor and an
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the Advanced System
Management Processor generates all system management data while the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter acts as a network gateway (or
shared modem resource) only. For more information on how to configure your
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and Advanced System
Management Processor in this configuration, see “Using the Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway” on page 3.
To set the POST timeout value, use the spin buttons beside the POST timeout
field to set the number of seconds that the Netfinity Advanced System Management
PCI Adapter will wait for POST to complete. Then, click on Apply to save this
value. The maximum POST timeout value you can set is 7650 seconds. The
minimum POST timeout value you can set is 210 seconds. Set this value to 0 to
disable POST timeout detection.
For more information on the Remote Alert Settings window, see “Remote Alert
Settings” on page 21.
Loader Timeout
The Loader timeout field shows the number of seconds that the Netfinity
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter will wait for the system loading
process to complete before generating a Loader Timeout event. The Loader
Timeout measures the amount of time that passes between the completion of
POST and the end of operating system (O/S) startup. If this takes longer than the
configured amount of time to complete and the Loader timeout check box (found
in the Enabled Alerts group of the Remote Alert Settings window) is checked, the
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter will automatically restart the
system one time and will attempt to forward an alert to all enabled Remote Alert
Entries. Once the system is restarted, Loader timeout is automatically disabled
until the system is properly shutdown and restarted.
Note: If you do not check this check box and a Loader timeout is detected, the
system will restart but no alert will be forwarded.
Important!
If your system has both an Advanced System Management Processor and an
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the Advanced System
Management Processor generates all system management data while the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter acts as a network gateway (or
shared modem resource) only. For more information on how to configure your
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and Advanced System
Management Processor in this configuration, see “Using the Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway” on page 3.
To set the Loader timeout value, use the spin buttons beside the Loader timeout
field to set the number of seconds that the Netfinity Advanced System Management
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PCI Adapter will wait between POST completion and O/S startup before generating
a timeout event. Then, click on Apply to save this value. The maximum Loader
timeout value you can set is 7650 seconds. Set this value to 0 to disable Loader
timeout detection.
For more information on the Remote Alert Settings window, see “Remote Alert
Settings” on page 21.
O/S Timeout
A periodic signal is sent from the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter to the O/S to confirm that the O/S is running properly. The O/S Timeout
event occurs when the O/S does not respond to the signal within 6 seconds. The
O/S timeout field shows the number of seconds that the Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter will wait between O/S timeout checks. If the O/S
fails to respond within 6 seconds, the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter will attempt to restart the system, and if the O/S timeout check box (found
in the Enabled Alerts group of the Remote Alert Settings window) is checked, the
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter will automatically restart the
system one time and will attempt to forward an alert to all enabled Remote Alert
Entries.
Note: If you do not check this check box and an O/S timeout is detected, the
system will restart but no alert will be forwarded.
Important!
If your system has both an Advanced System Management Processor and an
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the Advanced System
Management Processor generates all system management data while the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter acts as a network gateway (or
shared modem resource) only. For more information on how to configure your
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and Advanced System
Management Processor in this configuration, see “Using the Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway” on page 3.
To set the O/S timeout value, use the spin buttons beside the O/S timeout field to
set the number of seconds that the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter will wait between O/S timeout checks. Then, click on Apply to save this
value. The maximum O/S timeout value you can set is 255 seconds. Set this
value to 0 to disable O/S timeout detection.
For more information on the Remote Alert Settings window, see “Remote Alert
Settings” on page 21.
Power Off Delay
The Power off delay field shows the number of seconds that the Netfinity
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter will wait for the operating system
shutdown process to complete before powering off the system.
When the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter initiates a power
down procedure and the Power off check box (found in the Enabled Alerts group
of the Remote Alert Settings window) is checked, the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter will automatically attempt to forward an alert to all
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enabled Remote Alert Entries. This alert is forwarded after the system is powered
off and the Power off delay time has passed.
Important!
If your system has both an Advanced System Management Processor and an
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the Advanced System
Management Processor generates all system management data while the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter acts as a network gateway (or
shared modem resource) only. For more information on how to configure your
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and Advanced System
Management Processor in this configuration, see “Using the Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway” on page 3.
To set the power off delay value, use the spin buttons beside the Power off delay
field to set the number of seconds that the Netfinity Advanced System Management
PCI Adapter will wait for the system's operating system shutdown to complete
before powering off the system. Then, click on Apply to save this value. The
maximum Power off delay value you can set is 9999 seconds. Set this value to 0
to disable the Power Off Delay.
For more information on the Remote Alert Settings window, see “Remote Alert
Settings” on page 21.
Other Configuration Settings Functions
The Configurations Settings window also includes three additional buttons:
Button
Description
Refresh
Select Refresh to update all data that is shown on the Configuration Settings
window, including date, time, and last login.
Reset
Select Reset to set all Advanced System Management settings back to their
default values, including configuration settings, dialout settings, and advanced
dialout settings.
Important: All previously configured Advanced System Management settings
will be permanently lost.
Cancel
Select Cancel to close this window without saving any changes.
Modem Settings
Use the Modem Settings window to specify modem and dialing settings. To open
this window, click on Modem from the Configuration Settings window (see
“Configuration Settings” on page 7).
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Figure 4. The Modem Settings window
The Port Configuration Group
Use the Port Configuration group to specify and configure the modem that will be
used to forward the alert when a Advanced System Management Event occurs.
The Port Configuration group contains the following items.
Item
Description
Port to configure
Use the spin buttons to select the port that your modem is configured
to use. This spin button will show only values that are available for
use by your Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
The port that you select to use affects the availability of the modem for
use by either the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter or the operating system. The ports that are available to the
system or to the Advanced System Management service vary
depending on your hardware configuration. For information on what
ports are available see “Advanced System Management Port
Reference” on page 16.
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Port selected
This check box indicates whether the port number currently displayed
in the Port to configure field is the port that is currently designated
for use by the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
Check this check box if you want to configure the Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter to use the currently displayed port
number.
Initialization
string
Type the initialization string that will be used for the specified modem.
A default string is provided (ATZ). Do not change this string unless
your dialout functions are not working properly. If you need to change
the initialization string, see “Initialization String Guidelines” on
page 19.
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Item
Description
Hangup string
Type the initialization string that will be used to instruct the modem to
disconnect. A default string is provided (ATH0). Do not change this
string unless your dialout functions are not working properly. If you
need to change the initialization string, see “Initialization String
Guidelines” on page 19.
Advanced
button
Click this button to open the Advanced Port Configuration window (see
Figure 5 on page 15)
Figure 5. The Advanced Port Configuration window
The Advanced Port Configuration window contains the following items.
Item
Description
Baud rate
Use the spin buttons to specify the baud rate of the modem.
Caller ID string
Type the initialization string that will be used to get Caller ID
information from the modem.
Return to factory
settings string
Type the initialization string that returns the modem to its factory
settings when the modem is initialized. The default is AT&F0.
Query string
Type the initialization string that is used to find out if the modem is
attached. The default is AT.
Escape string
Type the initialization string that returns the modem to command mode
when it is currently talking to another modem (connected). The default
is +++.
Escape guard
time
Type in this field the length of time before and after the escape string
is issued to the modem. This value is measured in 10 millisecond
intervals. The default value is 1 second.
Dial prefix string
Type the initialization string that is used before the number to be
dialed. The default is ATDT for touchtone dialing.
Dial postfix
string
Type the initialization string that is used after the number is dialed to
tell the modem to stop dialing. The default is the Carriage Return
character or ^M.
Auto-answer
string
Type the initialization string that is used to tell modem to answer the
phone when it rings. The default is to answer after two rings or
ATS0=2.
Auto-answer
stop
Type the initialization string that is used to tell the modem to stop
answering the phone automatically when it rings. The default is
ATS0=0.
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Advanced System Management Port Reference
The port that you select to use affects the availability of the modem for use by
either the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter or the operating
system. The ports that are available to the system or to the Advanced System
Management service vary depending on your hardware configuration.
Ÿ If the system has an Advanced System Management Processor only, use this
table to determine what ports are available.
Physical Ports (as
labeled)
A
B
C
Ports Available to
Advanced System
Management
Port 1 Shared
N/A
Port 2 Dedicated
Ports Available to
Operating System
COM 1 Shared
COM 2
N/A
Ÿ If the system has an Advanced System Management PCI Adapter only, use
this table to determine what ports are available.
Physical Ports
(as labeled)
A
B
MODEM
COM_AUX
Ports Available
to Advanced
System
Management
N/A
N/A
Port 1 Shared
Port 2
Dedicated
Ports Available
to Operating
System
COM 1
COM 2
COM 3
Shared
N/A
Ÿ If the system has an Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and an
Advanced System Management Processor, use this table to determine what
ports are available.
Physical
Ports (as
labeled)
A
B
C
MODEM
COM_AUX
Ports
Available to
Advanced
System
Management
Port 1
Shared
N/A
Port 2
Dedicated
N/A
N/A
Ports
Available to
Operating
System
COM 1
Shared
COM 2
N/A
N/A
N/A
Notes:
1. Shared ports are seen by the operating system when the system is running.
Shared ports are seen by the Advanced System Management PCI Adapter or
Processor when the machine is starting up or powered off. The shared port will
also be seen by the system, but not by the Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter or Processor, when started with DOS
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2. In a system with the Advanced System Management PCI Adapter only (for
example, the Netfinity 7000 M10), the device driver must be running for the
operating system to see COM3.
The Dialing Settings Group
Use the Dialing Settings group to specify settings related to the modem, and to
configure the modem that is used to forward an alert when a Advanced System
Management Event occurs. The Dialing Settings group contains the following
items.
Item
Description
Dial-in enabled
Check this check box to enable remote users to dial into and access
the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter. If this box
is unchecked, remote users will be unable to remotely access the
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter. Click on Apply
after checking or unchecking this check box to save the new setting.
Dialout retry
limit
Use the spin buttons to select the number of additional times that
Advanced System Management will attempt to forward an alert.
The Dialout Retry Limit applies only to attempts to forward the alert
information to an alphanumeric pager. If you are forwarding the alert
information to either a Netfinity system or a numeric pager, only one
attempt will be made to forward this information.
The maximum value for this field is 8.
Dialout retry
delay
Use the spin buttons to specify the number of seconds that Advanced
System Management will wait before retrying a dialout attempt.
The minimum value for this field is 30 seconds, and the maximum
value is 240 seconds.
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Item
Description
Own port on
startup
Check this check box to reserve a serial port for exclusive use by the
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter. Checking this
box will reserve one of the adapter's integrated communications ports.
Click on Apply after checking or unchecking this check box to save
the new setting.
Notes:
1. Check this box if you are configuring your system for dial-in
access. If this check box is not checked, you will be unable to dial
into this system unless the adapter has reclaimed the port for a
dialout. If you want to configure the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter to always be dial-in enabled, regardless
of whether the system is currently powered on, you must check
this check box. When this check box is checked, you cannot
configure the specified port for use by your system.
2. Port C is dedicated for use by the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter only. Port A is used by the operating
system, and is available to the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter only when one of the following
conditions exists:
Ÿ The server is powered off
Ÿ The Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter
needs a port to perform a Critical Enabled Alert Event (in this
case, the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter seizes control of the port from the operating system,
dials out, and then powers off the server to avoid damage to
your hardware).
Dialout number
spacing
If you have configured more than one Remote Alert Entry to forward
alerts, the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter will
attempt to contact each of these entries sequentially. Use the spin
buttons to specify the number of seconds for the Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter to wait between dialout attempts for
separate Remote Alert Entries.
The minimum value for this field is 15 seconds, and the maximum
value is 120 seconds.
Dial-in delay
(minutes)
The Dial-in delay (minutes) field shows the number of minutes that
must pass after an incorrect User ID or Password has been used in
six successive dial-in attempts before valid dial-in access will be
permitted. After the sixth successive login failure, dial-in access is
disabled for the number of minutes that you specify, the Netfinity
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter adds an entry in the
Event Log noting that dial-in access was suspended due to six
successive login failures, and the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter attempts to forward an alert if the Tamper
Enabled Alerts check box has been checked (see Figure 7 on
page 22).
The minimum value for this field is 4 minutes, and the maximum value
is 240 minutes.
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Initialization String Guidelines
If you need to provide a new initialization string, refer to the user's guide that came
with your modem. Your initialization string must contain commands that configure
your modem as follows:
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Command echoing OFF
Online character echoing OFF
Result codes ENABLED
Verbal result codes ENABLED
All codes and Connect messages with BUSY and DT detection
Protocol identifiers added – LAPM/MNP/NONE V42bis/MNP5
Normal CD operations
DTR ON-OFF hang-up, disable AA and return to command mode
CTS hardware flow control
RTS control of receive data to computer
Queued and nondestructive break, no escape state
Note: The abbreviations in these commands have the following meanings:
AA
CD
CTS
DT
DTR
RTS
Auto Answer
Carrier Detect
Clear to Send
Data Transfer
Data Terminal Ready
Ready to Send
Changing Dialout Entry Settings
To apply settings to a selected Dialout Entry:
1. Specify Modem Settings.
2. Specify Dialing Settings.
3. Click on Apply to save these settings and return to the Remote Alert Settings
window.
Network Settings
Use the Network Settings window to specify network settings on the Netfinity
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter. To open the Network Settings
window, click on Network from the Configuration Settings window (see
“Configuration Settings” on page 7).
Note: This window is only available when you are using the Advanced System
Management service to manage a system that has a Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter or if you have used Dynamic Connection
Manager to establish a TCP/IP, serial, or RS-485 Interconnect link with a
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
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Figure 6. The Network Settings window
The Network Settings window contains the following items.
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Item
Description
Network
interface
spinbox
Use the spin buttons to select a network interface to configure. When
you have selected the network interface you want to use, check the
Interface: selected check box. Only one network interface can be
enabled at a time.
Host name
Type the TCP/IP host name that will be used by the Netfinity
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
IP address
Type the IP address that will be used by the Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter.
Subnet mask
Type the subnet mask that will be used by the Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter.
Gateway
Type the TCP/IP address of the gateway that will be used by the
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
Line type
Use the spin buttons to select the line type that will be used by the
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter. Available
selections are Ethernet and Token Ring. Check the Routing check
box if needed. Default setting is Ethernet.
Data rate
Use the spin buttons to select the data rate that will be used by the
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter. Available
selections are AUTO (applies to both Ethernet and Token Ring
connections), 4M (for Token Ring connections only), 16M (for Token
Ring connections only), 10M (for Ethernet connections only), and
100M (for Ethernet connections only). Default setting is AUTO.
Duplex
Use the spin buttons to select the duplex method that will be used by
the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter. Available
selections are AUTO, FULL and HALF. Default setting is AUTO.
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Item
Description
MTU size
Type the maximum transmission unit (MTU) value that will be used by
the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter. Available
settings are 60–1514 for Ethernet connections (1514 is the
recommended setting), 60–4440 for 4MB Token Ring connections
(4440 is the recommended setting), and 60–17936 for 16MB Token
Ring connections (4440 is the recommended setting). Default setting
is 1514.
MAC address
Type the media access control (MAC) address of the network adapter
being used by the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter. Set this field to 0 to get a unique MAC address.
After making any changes to these settings, first click Apply to save the changes
and then click Restart to restart the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter so that the changes will take effect. Changes to Network Settings on a
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter will not take effect until the
adapter has been restarted.
Attention
If you have installed the Netfinity Advanced System Management Token Ring
Connection, you must not enable or use the Ethernet port that is included on
your Advanced System Management PCI Adapter. Enabling the Ethernet port
while the IBM Turbo 16/4 Token Ring PCMCIA card is installed on your adapter
will cause your system to become unstable. To enable, configure, or use the
Ethernet port, you must first remove the IBM Turbo 16/4 Token Ring PCMCIA
card from your Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
Remote Alert Settings
Use the Remote Alert Settings window (shown in Figure 7 on page 22) to
configure the Advanced System Management adapter or processor alert forwarding
functions. If you configure a Remote Alert Entry, the Advanced System
Management adapter or processor will attempt to forward an alert to a remote
Netfinity system (through a serial connection or a network connection), a numeric
pager, an alphanumeric pager, or an SNMP community when any of the events
selected from the Enabled Alerts group occur. This alert will contain information
about the nature of the event that occurred, the time and date at which the event
occurred, and the name of the system that generated the alert.
Before Advanced System Management can forward alerts to SNMP communities,
you must configure the Advanced System Management SNMP settings. To
configure SNMP settings, click on SNMP. This will open the SNMP Settings
window. For more information, see “SNMP Settings” on page 27.
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Important!
If your system has both an Advanced System Management Processor and an
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the Advanced System
Management Processor generates all system management data while the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter acts as a network gateway (or
shared modem resource) only. For more information on how to configure your
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and Advanced System
Management Processor in this configuration, see “Using the Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway” on page 3.
You can configure the Advanced System Management adapter or processor to
forward alerts to multiple pagers or Netfinity Manager systems in response to
individual critical and non-critical dialout events. Therefore, the Dialout status text
will read DIALOUT ON as soon as the first alert forwarding operation begins,
change to DIALOUT OFF when the alert forwarding operation is completed, change
to DIALOUT ON again when the second alert forwarding operation begins, change
to DIALOUT OFF when the second alert forwarding operation is completed, and so
on. If you click on Stop Dialout, the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter abandons the currently active alert forwarding operation, and moves on to
the next one.
Your Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter can be configured with
up to twelve separate Remote Alert Entries.
Figure 7. The Remote Alert Settings window
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Remote Alert Entry Information Group
Important!
If your system has both an Advanced System Management Processor and an
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the Advanced System
Management Processor generates all system management data while the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter acts as a network gateway (or
shared modem resource) only. For more information on how to configure your
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and Advanced System
Management Processor in this configuration, see “Using the Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway” on page 3.
To edit or create a Remote Alert Entry:
1. In the Name field, type the name of the person or system to which the alert will
be forwarded. The information in the Name field is strictly for your use in
identifying the Remote Alert Entry. If you are editing a previously configured
Remote Alert Entry, select the entry that you want to edit from the Name
selection list.
2. In the Number field, type a telephone number (if you are forwarding the alert to
a pager or to a Netfinity system using a serial link) or an IP address (if you are
forwarding the alert to a system using the network adapter; this feature is
supported only with a Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter)
that will be used to forward the alert.
Note: Depending on your paging service, you might need to increase the
amount of time that this alert action waits after dialing the telephone
number before it transmits the numeric data. To increase the amount of
time that will pass before the numeric data is transmitted, add one or
more commas (,) to the end of the telephone number. Each comma will
cause the modem to wait two seconds before transmitting the numeric
data.
3. In the PIN field, type the personal identification number required by your
alphanumeric pager provider. This field will be active only if you select
Alpha-numeric in the Type field.
4. From the Type selection list, select the type of connection the Netfinity
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter will attempt to make in order to
forward the event notification. You can select Numeric (for standard pagers),
Alpha-numeric (for alphanumeric pagers), Netfinity Serial (for using a serial link
to connect to a remote Netfinity system), or Netfinity IP (for using a TCP/IP link
to connect to a remote Netfinity system; available only on systems with a
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter).
5. Check the Entry enabled check box to activate this Remote Alert Entry. If the
Entry enabled check box is not checked, no alerts will be forwarded to this
entry.
6. Select dialout events from the Enabled Alerts group. If any of the checked
events occur, the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter will use
the the telephone number or IP address specified in the Number field to
forward an alert describing the event using the method selected in the Type
field. For more detailed information about these events, see “Enabled Alerts
Group” on page 24.
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7. Click on Apply/Add to save these settings.
To remove a previously configured Remote Alert Entry, select the name of the entry
from the Name selection list and then select Delete.
Enabled Alerts Group
Use the selections available in the Enabled Alerts group to specify which events will
result in all currently configured Entries being contacted by the Advanced System
Management adapter or processor. Any selected items will, if detected by the
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, result in an alert describing
the event being forwarded, using the method selected in the Type field, to the
recipient specified by the Name field in the Remote Alert Entry window.
If the alert is being forwarded to a pager, Advanced System Management will
include information about the event that triggered the alert. If the alert is forwarded
to a numeric (or standard), pager, the page will include a code number that
corresponds to the triggering event. If the alert is forwarded to an alphanumeric
pager, the page will include both a code number and a text string that describe the
triggering event. For more information on the numeric codes and text strings that
are transmitted to pagers, refer to the following tables.
All numeric codes and text strings are included in forwarded Netfinity Manager
alerts, regardless of whether they are forwarded using a serial or TCP/IP link. All
information is also included in forwarded SNMP alerts.
Important!
If your system has both an Advanced System Management Processor and an
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the Advanced System
Management Processor generates all system management data while the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter acts as a network gateway (or
shared modem resource) only. For more information on how to configure your
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and Advanced System
Management Processor in this configuration, see “Using the Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway” on page 3.
The Enabled Alerts group is divided into the Critical, Non-critical, and System
groups. The Critical Enabled Alerts group contains the following items.
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Item
Description (if checked)
Numeric
Code
Text
String
Temperature
The Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter will
forward an alert and then
automatically initiate a system
shutdown if any monitored
temperatures exceed their
threshold values.
00
SYSTEM
SHUTDOWN
DUE TO
TEMPERATURE
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Item
Description (if checked)
Numeric
Code
Text
String
Voltage
The Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter will
forward an alert if the voltages of
any monitored power sources fall
outside their specified operational
ranges.
01
SYSTEM
SHUTDOWN
DUE TO
VOLTAGE
Tamper
The Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter will add
an entry in the Event Log if six
consecutive remote login attempts
fail.
02
SYSTEM
TAMPER
ALERT
Voltage regulator
module failure
The Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter will
forward an alert and then
automatically initiate a system
shutdown if the voltage regulator
module (VRM) fails.
06
VRM
FAILURE
Multiple fan failure
The Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter will
forward an alert if two (or more) of
the system's cooling fans fail and
will automatically initiate a system
shutdown.
03
MULTIPLE
SYSTEM
FAN
FAILURES
Power failure
The Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter will
forward an alert if the system's
power supply fails.
04
POWER
SUPPLY
FAILURE
Hard disk drive
The Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter will
forward an alert if one or more of
the hard disk drives in the system
fail.
05
DASD
FAULT
The Non-critical Enabled Alerts group contains the following items.
Item
Description (if checked)
Numeric
Code
Text
String
Temperature
The Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter will
forward an alert if any monitored
temperature exceeds its threshold
value. However, unlike the Critical
Temperature event, this Alert will
not initiate a system shutdown
automatically.
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NON-CRITICAL
TEMPERATURE
THRESHOLD
EXCEEDED
Voltage
The Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter will
forward an alert if any monitored
voltage exceeds its threshold value.
13
VOLTAGE
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Item
Description (if checked)
Numeric
Code
Text
String
Single fan failure
The Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter will
forward an alert if one of the
system's cooling fans fails.
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SINGLE
FAN
FAILURE
The System Enabled Alerts group contains the following items.
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Item
Description (if checked)
Numeric
Code
Text
String
POST timeout
The Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter will
forward an alert if the POST
timeout value (specified in the
Configuration Settings window) is
exceeded.
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POST/BIOS
WATCHDOG
EXPIRED.
SYSTEM
RESTARTED
Loader timeout
The Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter will
forward an alert if the Loader
timeout value (specified in the
Configuration Settings window) is
exceeded.
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LOADER
WATCHDOG
EXPIRED.
SYSTEM
RESTARTED
O/S timeout
The Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter will
forward an alert if the O/S timeout
value (specified in the
Configuration Settings window) is
exceeded.
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OPERATING
SYSTEM
WATCHDOG
EXPIRED.
SYSTEM
RESTARTED
Power off
The Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter will
forward an alert if the system is
powered off.
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SYSTEM
COMPLEX
POWERED
OFF
Power on
The Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter will
forward an alert if the system is
powered on.
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SYSTEM
COMPLEX
POWERED
ON
Application
The Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter will
forward an alert if it receives a
Netfinity alert (Netfinity can forward
alerts directly to the Netfinity
Advanced System Management
PCI Adapter using the Alert
Manager Forward Alert to System
Management Subsystem action).
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APPLICATION
LOGGED
EVENT
PFA
The Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter will
forward an alert if it receives a
Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA)
alert from the system.
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SNMP Settings
Use the SNMP Settings window to specify SNMP settings for the Netfinity
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter. These settings must be configured
correctly for the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter to forward
alerts to SNMP managers on the network. To open the SNMP Settings window,
click on Remote Alert Settings from the Advanced System Management window
and then click on SNMP.
Note: This window is only available when you are using the Advanced System
Management service to manage a system that has a Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter or if you have used Dynamic Connection
Manager to establish a TCP/IP, serial, or RS-485 Interconnect link with a
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter. If you are not
connected to a system that has a Netfinity Advanced System Management
PCI Adapter, this window will not be available.
Figure 8. The SNMP Settings window
The SNMP Settings window contains the following items.
Item
Description
SNMP Agent
Enabled
checkbox
Check this checkbox to enable Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter to forward alerts to SNMP managers on
your network.
Traps Disable
Check this checkbox to prevent SNMP traps from being sent.
System Contact
Type in this field the name of the SNMP System Contact.
System Location
Type in this field information regarding your system’s location.
Community
spinbox
Use this spinbox to select and define up to three SNMP communities.
Note: SNMP alerts will be sent only to the currently selected SNMP
communities.
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Item
Description
Community
Name
Type in this field the name of the selected SNMP community.
Community IP
Address 1, 2,
and 3
Type in these fields the IP addresses for the selected SNMP
community.
After making any changes to these settings, click Apply to save the changes.
Then, close this window and click Restart in the Network Settings window.
Changes to Network Settings on a Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter will not take effect until the adapter has been restarted.
Event Log
Use Event Log to open the Event Logs window (shown in Figure 9). This window
contains all entries that are currently stored in the Advanced System Management
adapter or processor event log. Information about all remote access attempts and
dialout events that have occurred is recorded in the Advanced System
Management adapter or processor event log.
Figure 9. The Event Log window
Notes:
1. If you are using the Advanced System Management service with a Netfinity
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter installed in a Netfinity 7000 M10
server, the event log might contain entries that begin with the text I2C
Message. These messages are normal and are intended for use by IBM
servicers in the event of system problems.
2. If you are using the Advanced System Management service with a Netfinity
7000 M10, 5000, 5500, 5500 M10, or 5500 M20 server, the event log will also
include any POST error messages.
The following functions are available from the Options pulldown menu in the Event
Log window:
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Ÿ Load
Refreshes the contents of the Event Log window.
Ÿ Print to File
Saves the contents of the Event Log window to a text file.
Ÿ Print to Printer
Sends the contents of the Event Log window to a printer attached to your
system.
Ÿ Clear Log
Erases all entries that are currently stored in the Event Log (including any
entries that are not currently visible in the Event Log window).
Note: Once you use Clear Log to erase the entries in the Event Log, they are
permanently erased and cannot be retrieved.
Operational Parameters
The Operational Parameters window (see Figure 10 on page 30) shows the
current values or status of many system components monitored by the Advanced
System Management adapter or processor.
Important!
If your system has both an Advanced System Management Processor and an
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the Advanced System
Management Processor generates all system management data while the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter acts as a network gateway (or
shared modem resource) only. For more information on how to configure your
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and Advanced System
Management Processor in this configuration, see “Using the Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway” on page 3.
Available values include:
Ÿ Power supply voltages (including +5 V ac, +12 V ac, -3.3 V ac, -12 V ac;
Netfinity 7000 servers feature additional -5 V ac and voltage regulator module
(VRM) monitors).
Ÿ Current temperatures and threshold levels for system components such as
far-end adapter, center adapter, microprocessors, system board, and hard disk
drive backplane.
Notes:
1. Monitored system components vary by Advanced System Management
adapter or processor.
2. VRM voltages are monitored, but not displayed.
Ÿ System state (including O/S started, O/S running, POST started, POST stopped
(error detected), and system powered off/state unknown).
Ÿ System power status (on or off).
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Ÿ Power on hours—the total number of hours that the system has been powered
on. (This is a cumulative count of all powered-on hours, not a count of hours
since the last system restart).
Figure 10. The Operational Parameters window
System Power Control
Use the System Power Control window to instruct the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter to power off the system, restart the system, or power on
the system. To initiate any of the power control options, you must first check the
Enable power control options check box. If this check box is unchecked, the
Power Control Options field will not be available.
Figure 11. The System Power Control window
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Important!
If your system has both an Advanced System Management Processor and an
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the Advanced System
Management Processor generates all system management data while the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter acts as a network gateway (or
shared modem resource) only. For more information on how to configure your
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and Advanced System
Management Processor in this configuration, see “Using the Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway” on page 3.
The following System Power Control functions are available at all times.
Function
Description
Power off with O/S
shutdown
Performs an O/S shutdown before removing power from the system.
Power off now
Immediately removes power from the system.
Restart the system
with O/S shutdown
Performs an O/S shutdown, removes power from the system, and
then restores power to the system.
Restart the system
now
Immediately removes power from the system, and then restores
power to the system.
If you are directly connected to the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter through a modem or TCP/IP link, the Power on now selection will also be
available. This function powers up the system and allows the microprocessor to
perform POST, loading, and O/S startup procedures.
To initiate a Power Control Option:
1. Check the Enable power control options check box.
Note: To initiate any of the power control options, you must first check the
Enable power control options check box. If this check box is
unchecked, the Power Control Options field will not be available.
2. From the Power Control Options field, select the Power Control Option you
want to activate.
3. Click on Apply.
Remote POST Console
You can use the Advanced System Management Remote POST Console function
to remotely monitor, record, and replay all textual output generated during POST.
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Important!
If your system has both an Advanced System Management Processor and an
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the Advanced System
Management Processor generates all system management data while the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter acts as a network gateway (or
shared modem resource) only. For more information on how to configure your
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and Advanced System
Management Processor in this configuration, see “Using the Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway” on page 3.
To monitor and record the POST data on a remote system:
1. Connect to the remote system's Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter.
2. Open the Remote POST window.
3. Restart the remote system (using the Advanced System Management's System
Power Control functions).
All POST data will be displayed in and recorded by the Remote POST Console as
the remote system completes POST. While you are monitoring POST on a remote
system, all local keystrokes are relayed automatically to the remote system,
enabling you to interact with the POST process on the remote system.
To review data after POST completes, disconnect from the remote system and use
the Replay functions.
Figure 12. The Remote POST window
Use the selections available in the Replay pull-down menu to replay the textual
output that was captured during the last Remote POST operation. All text that was
displayed by the remote system during POST will be displayed as it appeared on
the remote system.
Ÿ To begin playing the recorded POST data, or to resume playing the recorded
POST data after stopping playback, click on Replay Last POST.
Ÿ To halt playback of the recorded POST data, click on Stop.
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Ÿ To resume viewing the recorded POST data from the beginning, click on
Restart.
Ÿ Select Fast, Medium, or Slow to specify the speed at which the recorded
POST data is displayed in the Remote POST window.
Note: Remote POST data can be replayed only when you are not connected to a
remote system's Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
Updating Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter
Microcode
Important
If you update the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter
microcode, the default user name (USERID) and password (PASSW0RD) are
reset. If you had previously changed them, you will need to change them
again. For more information, see “Configuration Settings” on page 7.
To update the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter microcode:
1. From the Options pulldown menu, select Update Microcode... and then
select System Management Subsystem.
A file selection window appears.
2. Use the file selection window to select the source disk drive (or diskette drive)
and directory where the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter
microcode update is located.
3. Select OK to continue.
4. Warning notices will appear, asking that you verify that you want to continue.
Select OK to continue or Cancel to stop the microcode update process.
When you have verified that you want to proceed with updating the Netfinity
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter microcode, the Advanced System
Management service will apply the microcode update to the Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter.
During this process, some of the monitoring functions of the Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter (such as the environmental monitors) will be
disabled. Once the microcode update is complete, all system monitoring will
resume.
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Dynamic Connection Manager
Dynamic Connection Manager is an updated and enhanced version of the Serial
Connection Control service that is included with Netfinity Manager. This enhanced
version of Serial Connection Control is installed with Netfinity Manager 5.2.1 or later
only if the Advanced System Management option is selected during installation. If
you do not select the Advanced System Management installation option when
installing Netfinity Manager 5.2.1 or later, Serial Connection Control will be installed
instead of Dynamic Connection Manager. For information on Serial Connection
Control, see the Serial Connection Control chapter of your Netfinity Manager User’s
Guide.
Like Serial Connection Control, Dynamic Connection Manager enables you to
remotely access another Netfinity Manager system using a modem installed in your
system. Once properly configured, you can access and manage other Netfinity
Manager systems using only a modem, just as if they were attached to your LAN.
If you use Dynamic Connection Manager to connect with a Netfinity Manager, you
can then use the remote system’s Remote System Manager to pass through that
system and manage any other Netfinity Manager system on the remote system’s
network.
Also, if your system is not LAN-attached, the Netfinity Manager Dynamic
Connection Manager service will enable your system administrator to manage your
system using any Netfinity Manager application without having to visit your office or
interrupt your work.
In addition to the functions provided by the Serial Connection Control service, you
can use Dynamic Connection Manager to link directly to the TCP/IP or RS-485
Interconnect network subsystem included with the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter. Once this link is established, you can use the
Advanced System Management service to directly access, monitor, configure, and
manage the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter regardless of
whether the server in which it is installed is currently powered on or operational.
Notes:
1. Your system must have a properly installed and configured modem that
supports at least 9600 baud to use Dynamic Connection Manager serial linking
functions.
2. Your system must be attached to a TCP/IP network and you must enable the
TCP/IP protocol driver (enabled during installation. If it is not currently enabled,
use Network Driver Configuration to enable it) to use Dynamic Connection
Manager TCP/IP linking function.
3. Your system must be attached to an RS-485 Interconnect network to use
Dynamic Connection Manager RS-485 Interconnect linking function.
Note: Dynamic Connection Manager enables you to use a serial or TCP/IP
connection to connect to a remote Advanced System Management
adapter or processor, and then use the RS-485 Interconnect function to
“pass through” and connect to other Advanced System Management
adapters or processors on the remote system’s RS-485 Interconnect
network. For more information, see “RS-485 Interconnect
Pass-Through Management” on page 42.
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Figure 13. Dynamic Connection Manager
Modem Configuration
Before you can use the Dynamic Connection Manager serial linking functions to
access remote systems or to enable remote access of your own system, you must
ensure that your modem is properly configured.
To configure your system’s modem:
1. Select Modem Settings from the Dynamic Connection Manager window.
This will open the Modem Settings window (see Figure 14 on page 36).
2. Select the COM Port for the modem that you are configuring.
Use the spin buttons beside the COM Port to configure field to select the
modem’s COM port.
3. Select a Modem Name, or type in a new one.
Select from the Modem Name field the name of your system’s modem, or type
in a new one. Netfinity Manager comes preconfigured with settings for some
popular modem types. However, if your modem is not listed in the Modem
Name field, or if you do not know what kind of modem your system has, select
Default. If your modem does not function properly when using the Default
settings, see “Initialization String Guidelines” on page 42.
Note: Selecting a preconfigured Modem Name or Default will automatically fill
in the other modem configuration information.
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Figure 14. Dynamic Connection Manager — Modem Settings window
4. If you typed in a modem name, type in the proper Initialization String for your
system’s modem.
If you selected one of the preconfigured Modem Names, this field will be filled
in for you. However, you might need to edit this field if Netfinity Manager did
not come with preconfigured settings for your modem. If you need more
information, see “Initialization String Guidelines” on page 42.
5. Type in the proper Hangup String for your system’s modem.
The Hangup String field contains the command that will be sent to the modem
to instruct it to close the connection to the phone line. This string will function
properly on most modems. If your modem does not respond correctly to the
default hangup string, see the documentation that came with your modem for
more information.
6. Select Save to save these settings and enable this modem to be used by
Dynamic Connection Manager.
Enabling Remote Access
Once you have configured your modem for use with Dynamic Connection Manager,
you must grant access to your system to your network administrator or other
authorized users. Authorized users can then use Dynamic Connection Manager to
access your system. To grant access to your system:
1. Select Auto Answer from the Name Selection list to set the Dynamic
Connection Manager service to Auto Answer mode.
2. Use the Security Manager service to configure a User ID/Password combination
for the authorized user to use when logging on to your system.
To set the Dynamic Connection Manager service to Auto Answer mode:
1. Start the Netfinity Manager Dynamic Connection Manager service.
2. Select Auto Answer from the Dynamic Connection Manager window’s Name
field.
The Auto Answer setting will enable the Dynamic Connection Manager service
to automatically answer incoming phone calls through the modem. Once it has
answered the telephone, it will attempt to establish a link with the calling
system.
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3. Select Null Modem if the connection will be established using a null modem
connection.
4. Set the Dynamic Connection Manager User ID and Password.
Use the Security Manager service to configure a User ID/Password combination
for the authorized user to use when logging on to your system. When remote
users dial into the modem on this system, they will need to provide a User ID
and a Password to get access to the Netfinity Manager services on this system.
For information on how to configure Netfinity Manager User ID/Password
combinations, see the Security Manager chapter of your Netfinity Manager
User’s Guide.
5. Select Start.
Once you select Start, the Dynamic Connection Manager service will begin
waiting for an incoming call. Once “Waiting for call” appears in the Dynamic
Connection Manager window status field, you can select Exit. Dynamic
Connection Manager will continue to wait in the background for incoming calls.
Note: If you want the Dynamic Connection Manager service to automatically
start and begin waiting for incoming calls when Netfinity Manager is
started, select Auto Answer, and then select the Auto Start check box.
Once you have configured your system’s modem for use with the Dynamic
Connection Manager service, you can create Serial Connection entries that will
enable you to remotely access other Netfinity Manager systems.
Creating Dynamic Connection Manager Entries
Dynamic Connection Manager entries are added by filling in the appropriate fields
in the Dynamic Connection Manager window. You can create two types of entries:
Ÿ Netfinity Manager connections
Create a Netfinity Manager connection to use Dynamic Connection Manager
and your modem establish a serial connection with the Dynamic Connection
Manager service or the Serial Connection Control service on remote systems
running Netfinity Manager. Once you establish this connection, you can use
Netfinity Manager services to remotely monitor and manage the remote system
just as if it were attached to your network.
Ÿ System Management Processor connections
Create a Netfinity Manager connection to use Dynamic Connection Manager to
connect directly with a PC Server Advanced System Management Adapter,
Netfinity Advanced System Management Processor, or Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter that is installed in one of your servers. If
you use Dynamic Connection Manager to directly link to remote Advanced
System Management hardware Netfinity Manager does not need to be running
on the remote servers to use the Advanced System Management service to
monitor and manage their Advanced System Management hardware.
Note: System Management Processor connections enable you to use only
the Advanced System Management service. Other Netfinity Manager
services will not be available on the remote system.
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Creating Netfinity Manager Connection Entries
To add a new Dynamic Connection Manager Netfinity Manager connection entry:
1. Assign a name to the entry.
Type in the Name field a unique name for the Dynamic Connection Manager
entry that you are creating for an individual system. For example, the System
Name of the system that you are configuring for Dynamic Connection Manager
access would be a good entry. However, the Name entry is purely descriptive,
and can be anything at all.
2. Enter the remote system’s telephone number.
Type in the Number field the telephone number of the system that you will be
accessing. Be sure to include the area code and any prefixes that might be
necessary to reach this system (for example, some phone systems require that
you dial a 9 to get an external phone line).
Note: Do not use parentheses or dashes in the telephone number.
3. Assign a COM Port.
Select the COM Port of the modem that you will be using to access the remote
system.
4. Specify the modem’s baud rate.
Select the Baud Rate of the modem that you will be using to access the
remote system.
Notes:
a. If your serial connections fail frequently, try lowering the baud rate. Higher
baud rates are more sensitive to line noise.
b. For best performance, select a baud rate that equal to or greater than your
modem’s maximum speed.
5. Enter a User ID for logging on to the remote system.
Type in a User ID that will allow access to the remote system. This must
match a User ID/Password combination that has been configured to allow
access in the remote system’s Security Manager.
6. Enter a password for logging on to the remote system.
Type in a Password that will allow access to the remote system. This must
match a User ID/Password combination that has been configured to allow
access in the remote system’s Security Manager.
7. Select Null Modem if the connection will be established using a null modem
connection.
8. Save the Dynamic Connection Manager entry.
Select Apply to save this entry.
Creating System Management Processor Connection Entries
To add a new Dynamic Connection Manager System Management Processor
Connection entry:
1. Check the System Management Processor check box.
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When you check this check box, the System management processor
connection button group selections are enabled.
2. Select a System management processor connection type.
You can choose one of three connection types:
Ÿ Serial link
Select Serial link from the System management processor connection
button group to use your modem to connect directly with the modem that is
configured for use by the remote PC Sever Advanced System Management
Adapter, Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, or Netfinity
Advanced System Management Processor.
Ÿ TCP/IP link
Select TCP/IP link from the System management processor connection
button group to use your TCP/IP network connection to connect directly
with the TCP/IP subsystem that is built into a Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter that is attached to your network.
Note: TCP/IP links are available only with the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter.
Ÿ Interconnect link
Select Interconnect link from the System management processor
connection button group to access Advanced System Management
adapters or processors that are connected to the Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter on an RS-485 Interconnect network.
RS-485 connections do not require any additional configuration. If you are
using the RS-485 Interconnect function, see “Accessing Remote Systems
(RS-485 Interconnect Links)” on page 41 for more information.
3. Assign a name to the entry.
Type in the Name field a unique name for the Dynamic Connection Manager
entry that you are creating for an individual Advanced System Management
Adapter or Processor. For example, the System Name of the system in which
the adapter or processor is installed would be a good entry. However, the
Name entry is purely descriptive, and can be anything at all.
4. Enter an access number for the remote system.
Type in the Number field the telephone number (if you selected Serial link
from the System Management processor connection button group) or the
TCP/IP address (if you selected TCP/IP link from the System Management
processor connection button group) of the Advanced System Management
adapter or processor that you will be accessing. If you are configuring a serial
link, be sure to include the area code and any prefixes that might be necessary
to reach this adapter or processor (for example, some phone systems require
that you dial a 9 to get an external phone line).
Note: Do not use parentheses or dashes in the telephone number.
5. Assign a COM Port.
Select from the COM Port to use filed the COM port of the modem or network
adapter that you will be using to access the Advanced System Management
adapter or processor.
6. Specify the Port Baud Rate.
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If you are configuring a serial link, specify baud rate of the modem that you will
be using to access the remote system.
Notes:
a. If your serial connections fail frequently, try lowering the baud rate. Higher
baud rates are more sensitive to line noise.
b. For best performance, select a baud rate that equal to or greater than your
modem’s maximum speed.
7. Enter a User ID for logging on to the remote Advanced System Management
adapter or processor.
Type in a User ID that will allow access to the remote Advanced System
Management adapter or processor. This must match a User ID/Password
combination that has been configured, using the Advanced System
Management service, to allow access to the Advanced System Management
adapter or processor. For information on how to configure User ID/Password
combinations for Advanced System Management, see “Remote Management
Using a Serial, TCP/IP, or RS-485 Connection” on page 5
8. Enter a password for logging on to the remote Advanced System Management
adapter or processor.
Type in a Password that will allow access to the remote Advanced System
Management adapter or processor. This must match a User ID/Password
combination that has been configured, using the Advanced System
Management service, to allow access to the Advanced System Management
adapter or processor. For information on how to configure User ID/Password
combinations for Advanced System Management, see “Remote Management
Using a Serial, TCP/IP, or RS-485 Connection” on page 5
9. Select Null Modem if the connection will be established using a null modem
connection.
10. Save the Dynamic Connection Manager entry.
Select Apply to save this entry.
Accessing Remote Systems (Serial and TCP/IP Links)
Once you have created one or more Dynamic Connection Manager entries, you are
ready to access remote systems.
Remote systems are accessed from the Dynamic Connection Manager window
(see Figure 13 on page 35). To access a remote system:
1. Select from the Name field the Dynamic Connection Manager entry for the
remote system that you want to access.
2. Select Start to initiate the serial connection process.
Once you have initiated the Dynamic Connection Manager process, your system
will attempt to contact the remote system using either your modem or network
adapter. Once it contacts the remote system, Dynamic Connection Manager will
attempt to use the User ID/Password combination to access the remote system. If
the connection is successful, you can add (or discover) the remote system with
Remote System Manager. Then, you can remotely access and manage the remote
system just as if it were part of your network.
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Notes:
1. If you create a System Management Processor Connection you will be able to
use only the Advanced System Management service. Once the link is
established, start the Advanced System Management service by double-clicking
on the Advanced System Management icon in your Netfinity Service Manager
window.
2. To establish a Netfinity Manager Connection, the remote system must have its
own Dynamic Connection Manager or Serial Connection Control service
running in Auto Answer mode. If the remote system is not in Auto Answer
mode, your telephone call will not be answered by the remote system’s modem.
3. If you want Dynamic Connection Manager to automatically start and attempt to
access a specific remote system when Netfinity Manager is started, select the
remote system’s entry, and then select the Auto Start check box. Only one
entry can be configured to start automatically.
Accessing Remote Systems (RS-485 Interconnect Links)
Unlike serial and TCP/IP links, RS-485 Interconnect links do not require extensive
configuration prior to attempting to connect with other Advanced System
Management adapters or processors on the RS-485 Interconnect network. To
establish an RS-485 Interconnect link:
1. Check the System Management Processor check box.
When you check this check box, the System management processor
connection button group selections are enabled.
2. Click on Interconnect Link in the System management processor
connection button group.
3. Click the Discover button to open the Discover Interconnect window.
Figure 15. Dynamic Connection Manager — Discover Interconnect window
The Discover Interconnect window displays a list of all Advanced System
Management adapters or processors that are attached to and accessible
through the RS-485 Interconnect network.
4. Select an Advanced System Management adapter or processor from the list
displayed in the Discover Interconnect window.
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5. Enter a User ID for logging on to the remote Advanced System Management
adapter or processor.
Type in a User ID that will allow access to the remote Advanced System
Management adapter or processor. This must match a User ID/Password
combination that has been configured, using the Advanced System
Management service, to allow access to the Advanced System Management
adapter or processor. For information on how to configure User ID/Password
combinations for Advanced System Management, see “Remote Management
Using a Serial, TCP/IP, or RS-485 Connection” on page 5
6. Enter a password for logging on to the remote Advanced System Management
adapter or processor.
Type in a Password that will allow access to the remote Advanced System
Management adapter or processor. This must match a User ID/Password
combination that has been configured, using the Advanced System
Management service, to allow access to the Advanced System Management
adapter or processor. For information on how to configure User ID/Password
combinations for Advanced System Management, see “Remote Management
Using a Serial, TCP/IP, or RS-485 Connection” on page 5.
7. Click on Login to establish the RS-485 link with the selected Advanced System
Management adapter or processor.
RS-485 Interconnect Pass-Through Management
You can use the Dynamic Connection Manager to manage Advanced System
Management adapters or processors that are attached to an RS-485 Interconnect
network, even if your own system and Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter are not attached to the same RS-485 Interconnect as the systems that you
want to manage. To establish a pass-through RS-485 link:
1. Configure and establish a serial or TCP/IP link with a Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter that is attached to a remote RS-485
Interconnect network.
For information on how to configure and establish serial or TCP/IP inks, see
“Creating System Management Processor Connection Entries” on page 38 and
“Accessing Remote Systems (Serial and TCP/IP Links)” on page 40.
2. After the serial connection or TCP/IP link is established, click on Interconnect
link in the System management processor connection button group and
then click on Discover. The Discover Interconnect window will open and a list
of Advanced System Management adapters and processors that are connected
to the RS-485 Interconnect network that the remote Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter to which you connected using the serial or TCP/IP
link is displayed. Select and login to any of these systems, just as you would if
they were attached to your own system on an RS-485 Interconnect network.
Initialization String Guidelines
Although most modems share similar initialization string codes, there are
differences from modem to modem. Therefore, it is very difficult to provide
appropriate initialization strings for all modems. In some cases you might need to
create your own initialization string for your modem. If you do, consult the
documentation that comes with your modem for the appropriate initialization string
codes.
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Ÿ Required Initialization Codes
For a modem to operate correctly with the Netfinity Manager Dynamic
Connection Manager service, the initialization string must configure the modem
as follows:
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Command echoing OFF
Online character echoing OFF
Result codes ENABLED
Verbal result codes ENABLED
All codes and connect messages with BUSY and DT detection
Protocol ind added - LAPM/MNP/NONE V42bis/MNP5
Normal CD operations
DTR ON-OFF hangup, disable AA and return to command mode
CTS hardware flow control
RTS control of received data to computer
Queued and nondestructive break, no escape state
Auto-answer off
Example: The initialization string for a U.S. Robotics Sportster modem using
only the settings required for correct operation would be:
EðF1QðV1X4&A3&C1&D2&H1&R2&Y3
Ÿ Additional Initialization Codes
In addition to the required initialization codes, you can optimize the operation of
the Netfinity Manager Dynamic Connection Manager service by configuring your
modem with the following additional settings:
–
–
–
–
Speaker ON until carrier detected
Software flow control disabled
Auto-error control
Variable data rate
Example: The initialization string for a U.S. Robotics Sportster modem using
all the required and additional settings would be:
EðF1M1QðV1X4&A3&C1&D2&H1&Ið&K1&M4&
Nð&R2&Y3
Dynamic Connection Manager
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Accessing the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter without Netfinity Manager
This chapter describes how to use the Netfinity Advanced System Management
PCI Adapter without using Netfinity Manager.
If you are unable to use Netfinity Manager to access and manage your Netfinity
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, you can use a terminal program and
a modem to connect directly to the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter. You can also use a null modem connection. For more information on
configuring the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter modem, see
“Modem Settings” on page 13 and “Advanced System Management Port
Reference” on page 16.
Also, if the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter is attached to and
configured to use a TCP/IP network (using the Ethernet port), you can use a
TELNET session or web browser to connect to the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter. For more information on configuring the Netfinity
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter network functions, see “Network
Settings” on page 19.
Important!
If your system has both an Advanced System Management Processor and an
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the Advanced System
Management Processor generates all system management data while the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter acts as a network gateway (or
shared modem resource) only. For more information on how to configure your
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and Advanced System
Management Processor in this configuration, see “Using the Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway” on page 3.
When connected, you will be able to access a variety of monitor, configuration, and
error log data. You can also:
Ÿ Power the remote system on or off
Ÿ Shut down and restart the server
Ÿ Initiate remote video mode on the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter
Remote video mode enables you to remotely monitor all textual output
generated during POST. All POST data will be displayed in the terminal
program window as the remote system completes POST. While you are
monitoring POST on the remote system, all local keystrokes are relayed
automatically to the remote system, enabling you to use POST utilities (such as
system configuration, redundant array of independent disks [RAID]
mini-configuration program, and diagnostic programs) that can be accessed
during POST.
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Important!
If your system has both an Advanced System Management Processor and an
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the Advanced System
Management Processor generates all system management data while the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter acts as a network gateway (or
shared modem resource) only. For more information on how to configure your
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and Advanced System
Management Processor in this configuration, see “Using the Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway” on page 3.
Establishing a Direct Connection to the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter
You can establish a direct connection to the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter in one of three ways:
Ÿ Connect using a serial connection and a terminal program
Ÿ Connect using a TCP/IP network connection and a TELNET session
Ÿ Connect using a TCP/IP network connection and a web browser
Using a Terminal Program to Connect
To use a terminal program to establish a connection with the Netfinity
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter:
1. Use a terminal program to establish a connection with the Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter modem.
Use the following modem settings:
Baud
57.6 k
Data Bits
8
Parity
None
Stop Bits
1
Flow Control Hardware
2. Dial the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
3. Log in to the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
When you have established a connection with the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter, you will be prompted for a user name and
password. You must provide a user name and password combination that has
been previously configured for use with the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter.
You can use one of two user name and password combinations:
Ÿ The default user name (USERID) and password (PASSW0RD)
Note: The default user name and password are case sensitive. You must
use all caps, and the “0” in PASSW0RD is the numeral zero.
Ÿ A user name and password that you define using the Advanced System
Management service and Netfinity Manager
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Important
For security purposes, change the user name and password using the
Advanced System Management service. For more information, see
“Configuration Settings” on page 7.
If you update the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter
microcode, the default user name (USERID) and password (PASSW0RD)
are reset. If you had previously changed them, you will need to change
them again.
When you have logged in, you will be presented with the Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter menu system. For more information, see
“Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter Menus” on page 49
Using a TELNET Session to Connect
Important!
If your system has both an Advanced System Management Processor and an
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the Advanced System
Management Processor generates all system management data while the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter acts as a network gateway (or
shared modem resource) only. For more information on how to configure your
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and Advanced System
Management Processor in this configuration, see “Using the Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway” on page 3.
To use a TELNET session to establish a connection with the Netfinity
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter:
1. ensure that your TELNET client is configured for VT100 emulation, and that the
VT100 arrow keys are enabled. If your TELNET client is not correctly
configured certain keys will not function properly.
2. TELNET to the TCP/IP address or hostname that has been assigned to the
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
For information on configuring the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter network functions, see “Network Settings” on page 19.
3. Log in to the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
When you have established a connection with the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter, you will be prompted for a user name and
password. You must provide a user name and password combination that has
been previously configured for use with the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter.
You can use one of two user name and password combinations:
Ÿ The default user name (USERID) and password (PASSW0RD)
Note: The default user name and password are case sensitive. You must
use all caps, and the “0” in PASSW0RD is the numeral zero.
Ÿ A user name and password that you define using the Advanced System
Management service and Netfinity Manager
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Important
For security purposes, change the user name and password using the
Advanced System Management service. For more information, see
“Configuration Settings” on page 7.
If you update the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter
microcode, the default user name (USERID) and password (PASSW0RD)
are reset. If you had previously changed them, you will need to change
them again.
When you have logged in, you will be presented with the Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter menu system. For more information, see
“Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter Menus” on page 49.
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Using a Web Browser to Connect
Important!
If your system has both an Advanced System Management Processor and an
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the Advanced System
Management Processor generates all system management data while the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter acts as a network gateway (or
shared modem resource) only. For more information on how to configure your
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and Advanced System
Management Processor in this configuration, see “Using the Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway” on page 3.
Connecting to the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter using a
web browser is supported only when using one of the following web browsers:
Ÿ Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 with SP1
Ÿ Netscape Communicator 4.04
Connecting with other web browsers is unsupported and may cause unpredictable
results.
To use a web browser to establish a connection with the Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter:
1. Type in the location or URL address field of your web browser the TCP/IP
address or hostname that has been assigned to the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter.
For information on configuring the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter network functions, see “Network Settings” on page 19..
2. Log in to the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
When you have established a connection with the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter, you will be prompted for a user name and
password. You must provide a user name and password combination that has
been previously configured for use with the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter.
You can use one of two user name and password combinations:
Ÿ The default user name (USERID) and password (PASSW0RD)
Note: The default user name and password are case sensitive. You must
use all caps, and the “0” in PASSW0RD is the numeral zero.
Ÿ A user name and password that you define using the Advanced System
Management service and Netfinity Manager
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Important
For security purposes, change the user name and password using the
Advanced System Management service. For more information, see
“Configuration Settings” on page 7.
If you update the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter
microcode, the default user name (USERID) and password (PASSW0RD)
are reset. If you had previously changed them, you will need to change
them again.
When you have logged in, you will be asked to provide a timeout period of between
5 and 20 minutes. Enter the timeout value, and then press Enter. You will then be
presented with the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter menu
system. For more information, see “Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter Menus”
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter Menus
When you have logged into the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter, the following main menu appears:
2
3
4
5
6
7
B
Y
Z
Monitors
Error Logs
Service Processor Configuration
System Services
System Power
Boot
Remote Terminal Status
Disconnect Current Logon
Start Remote Video
To access a menu item, press the number or letter that corresponds to the
information that you want to access (or, if you are using a Web Browser to access
the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, click on the menu
selection that corresponds to the information that you want to access). After you
select a menu item, subsequent menus will offer more specific information that
pertains to the selection you made from the main menu. To return to the main
menu, press the Esc key. To return to the previously viewed menu, press the
Backspace key.
Note
Ÿ Selecting Y Disconnect Current Logon ends the current session and
requires you to enter a new user name and password before continuing.
Ÿ Selecting Read displays the last entry.
Ÿ Selecting Read Last steps backwards through the entries.
Ÿ Selecting Write executes the command.
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Important!
If your system has both an Advanced System Management Processor and an
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the Advanced System
Management Processor generates all system management data while the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter acts as a network gateway (or
shared modem resource) only. For more information on how to configure your
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and Advanced System
Management Processor in this configuration, see “Using the Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway” on page 3.
Menu Selection
Data Available for Viewing
Monitors
System board temperature, microprocessor temperatures, voltage
readings, voltage regulator module readings, fan status
Error Logs
Contents of system error log
Service
Processor
Configuration
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter modem
configuration, dial-out entries, dial-out alerts, dial-in logins, system
status, thresholds, system statistics, vital product data (VPD)
information, and system state
System Services
Status of Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter
watchdog timers and event alerts sent to the host system.
System Power
Current system power status, power-off configuration, and
power-off delay values
Note: You can use selections available from the System Power
menu to power the system on or off. For more
information, see “System Power Menu Selections.”
Boot
You can use selections available from the Boot menu to shut
down and restart your system or to restart the Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter. For more information, see
“Boot Menu Selections” on page 52.
Remote Terminal
Status
Current remote terminal status
Start Remote
Video
Use Start Remote Video to enable your terminal program to
remotely monitor and manage the server during POST. For more
information, see “Using Remote Video Mode to Monitor and
Access POST” on page 54.
When you are finished accessing the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter using a terminal program, select Disconnect Current Logon from the
main menu and then use your terminal program to close the connection to the
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
System Power Menu Selections
You can use the selections available from the System Power menu to:
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
Ÿ
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View data regarding the current server power status
View data regarding the server power configuration
Power the server off
Power the server on
Important!
If your system has both an Advanced System Management Processor and an
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the Advanced System
Management Processor generates all system management data while the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter acts as a network gateway (or
shared modem resource) only. For more information on how to configure your
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and Advanced System
Management Processor in this configuration, see “Using the Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway” on page 3.
To access these functions:
1. Use a terminal program, TELNET session, or Web Browser to establish a
connection with the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
2. Log in to the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
When you have established a connection with the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter, you will be prompted for a user name and
password. You must provide a user name and password combination that has
been previously configured for use with the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter. You can use one of two user name and password
combinations:
Ÿ The default user name (USERID) and password (PASSW0RD)
Note: The default user name and password are case sensitive. You must
use all caps, and the “0” in PASSW0RD, is the numeral zero.
Ÿ A user name and password that you define using the Advanced System
Management service and Netfinity Manager
Important
For security purposes, change the user name and password using the
Advanced System Management service. For more information see
“Configuration Settings” on page 7.
If you update the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter
microcode, the default user name (USERID) and password (PASSW0RD)
are reset. If you had previously changed them, you will need to change
them again.
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When you have logged into the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter, the following main menu appears:
2
3
4
5
6
7
B
Y
Z
Monitors
Error Logs
Service Processor Configuration
System Services
System Power
Boot
Remote Terminal Status
Disconnect Current Logon
Start Remote Video
3. Select 6 System Power.
The following System Power menu appears:
1
2
3
4
Current Power Status
Power Configuration
Power On
Power Off
4. Select a System Power menu item.
Ÿ Select 1 Current power Status for information about the current server
power status.
Ÿ Select 2 Power Configuration for information about the server power
configuration.
Ÿ Select 3 Power On to power the server on (if it is currently powered off).
Ÿ Select 4 Power Off to power the server off (if it is currently powered on).
Boot Menu Selections
You can use the selections available from the Boot menu to:
Ÿ Shut down the server operating system and then restart the server
Ÿ Restart the server immediately, without first performing an operating system
shut down
Ÿ Restart the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter
Important!
If your system has both an Advanced System Management Processor and an
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the Advanced System
Management Processor generates all system management data while the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter acts as a network gateway (or
shared modem resource) only. For more information on how to configure your
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and Advanced System
Management Processor in this configuration, see “Using the Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway” on page 3.
To access these functions:
1. Use a terminal program, TELNET session, or Web Browser to establish a
connection with the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
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2. Log in to the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
When you have established a connection with the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter, you will be prompted for a user name and
password. You must provide a user name and password combination that has
been previously configured for use with the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter. You can use one of two user name and password
combinations:
Ÿ The default user name (USERID) and password (PASSW0RD)
Note: The default user name and password are case sensitive. You must
use all caps, and the “0” in PASSW0RD, is the numeral zero.
Ÿ A user name and password that you define using the Advanced System
Management service and Netfinity Manager
Important
For security purposes, change the user name and password using the
Advanced System Management service. For more information see
“Configuration Settings” on page 7.
If you update the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter
microcode, the default user name (USERID) and password (PASSW0RD)
are reset. If you had previously changed them, you will need to change
them again.
When you have logged into the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter, the following main menu appears:
2
3
4
5
6
7
B
Y
Z
Monitors
Error Logs
Service Processor Configuration
System Services
System Power
Boot
Remote Terminal Status
Disconnect Current Logon
Start Remote Video
3. Select 7 Boot.
The following Boot menu appears:
1 Reboot w/OS shutdown
2 Reboot immediately
4 Restart SP
4. Select a Boot menu item.
Ÿ Select 1 Reboot w/OS Shutdown to shut down the server operating
system and then restart the server.
Ÿ Select 2 Reboot immediately to restart the server immediately, without
first shutting down the operating system.
Ÿ Select 4 Restart SP to restart the Netfinity Advanced System Management
PCI Adapter.
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Using Remote Video Mode to Monitor and Access POST
You can use a terminal program or TELNET session to remotely monitor all textual
output generated during POST. All POST data will be displayed in the terminal
program window as the remote system completes POST. While you are monitoring
POST on the remote system, all local keystrokes are relayed automatically to the
remote system, enabling you to use POST utilities (such as system configuration,
RAID mini-configuration program, or diagnostic programs) that can be accessed
during POST.
Note: Remote Video Mode using a Web Browser is not supported.
Important!
If your system has both an Advanced System Management Processor and an
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter, the Advanced System
Management Processor generates all system management data while the
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter acts as a network gateway (or
shared modem resource) only. For more information on how to configure your
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter and Advanced System
Management Processor in this configuration, see “Using the Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter as a Network Gateway” on page 3.
To use Remote Video Mode to monitor and access POST on the server:
1. Use a terminal program, TELNET session, or Web Browser to establish a
connection with the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
2. Log in to the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter.
When you have established a connection with the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter, you will be prompted for a user name and
password. You must provide a user name and password combination that has
been previously configured for use with the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter. You can use one of two user name and password
combinations:
Ÿ The default user name (USERID) and password (PASSW0RD)
Note: The default user name and password are case sensitive. You must
use all caps, and the “0” in PASSW0RD, is the numeral zero.
Ÿ A user name and password that you define using the Advanced System
Management service and Netfinity Manager
Important
For security purposes, change the user name and password using the
Advanced System Management service. For more information, see
“Configuration Settings” on page 7.
If you update the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter
microcode, the default user name (USERID) and password (PASSW0RD)
are reset. If you had previously changed them, you will need to change
them again.
When you have logged into the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter, the following main menu appears:
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2
3
4
5
6
7
B
Y
Z
Monitors
Error Logs
Service Processor Configuration
System Services
System Power
Boot
Remote Terminal Status
Disconnect Current Logon
Start Remote Video
3. Start (or restart) the server.
Ÿ If the remote server is currently powered off:
a. Select 6 System Power from the main menu.
b. Select 4 Power On from the System Power menu.
Ÿ If the server is currently powered on, you must restart the server. You can
use selections from the System Power menu or the Boot menu to restart
the server in several ways.
To restart the server using System Power menu selection:
a. Select 6 System Power from the main menu.
b. Select 3 Power Off from the System Power menu.
c. Once the server has powered off, select 4 Power On to restore power
to the server.
To restart the server using Boot menu selections:
a. Select 7 Boot from the main menu.
b. Select either 1 Reboot w/OS Shutdown or 2 Reboot Immediately to
restart the server.
Note: For information on the System Power and Boot menus, see
“System Power Menu Selections” on page 50 and “Boot Menu
Selections” on page 52.
4. After you restart the server, return to the main menu and select Z Start
Remote Video.
Once you have started Remote Video mode on the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter, all textual output generated during POST will be sent to
your terminal window or TELNET session. Your terminal or TELNET session will
also act as a fully-active remote session, enabling you to enter keyboard
commands that will be sent to the remote server. In this way, you can enter key
commands and key-combinations that access POST operations and utilities, such
as system setup or the RAID mini-configuration program.
When you have finished using Remote Video mode, press Ctrl+R; then press
Ctrl+E; then press Ctrl+T. This will end Remote Video mode and return you to the
main menu.
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Configuring the Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter without Netfinity Manager
This option includes a DOS-based Advanced System Management Configuration
Utility called SPUTIL.EXE that enables you to configure many features on your
Advanced System Management PCI Adapter without using Netfinity Manager. This
utility can be found on the Advanced System Management CD-ROM, included with
your option. For more information on this utility, see the README.TXT file on this
CD.
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Appendix A. Help and Service Information
During the warranty period, you can get toll-free technical support 24 hours a day,
7 days a week, to answer any questions about your adapter.* If you need warranty
service, return or exchange is available. In addition, if your IBM options are
installed in an IBM computer, you might be entitled to service at your location.
Your technical support representative can help you determine the best alternative.
Before calling, please prepare for your call by following these steps.
CAUTION:
To avoid electrical shock, unplug your computer and all attached devices
from electrical outlets before performing any troubleshooting procedure.
Step 1: Troubleshooting
You might be able to solve the problem yourself. Before calling IBM, you might
want to try the following troubleshooting procedures.
1. Remove and reattach all adapter cables.
2. Remove the adapter.
3. Inspect the adapter for damage.
4. Reinstall the adapter.
5. Place the adapter in a different slot, if possible.
6. Check the system documentation for instructions about the installation of
options. Look for a section about system setup or system configuration.
Follow all procedures.
7. After completing these steps, reassemble the system, connect the power cord,
and retry the failing operation.
Step 2: Preparing for the Call
To assist the technical support representative, have available as much of the
following information as possible:
1. Option name, description, and serial number (if any)
2. Proof of purchase
3. Computer manufacturer, model, serial number, and manual
4. Exact wording of the error message (if any)
5. Description of the problem
6. Hardware and software configuration information for your system
If possible, be at your computer. Your technical support representative might want
to walk you through the problem during the call.
*
Response time will vary depending on the number and nature of calls received.
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Step 3: Placing the Call to IBM
Use one of the following numbers:
Ÿ Within the United States, call 1-800-772-2227
Ÿ Within Canada, call 1-800-565-3344
Ÿ Outside the United States and Canada, contact your IBM reseller, IBM
marketing representative, or your place of purchase.
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Appendix B. Product Warranties and Notices
Warranty Statements
The warranty statements consist of two parts: Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 varies by
country. Part 2 is the same for both statements. Be sure to read both the Part 1
that applies to your country and Part 2.
Ÿ United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada (Z125-4753-05 11/97)
(Part 1 - General Terms on page 59)
Ÿ Worldwide except Canada, Puerto Rico, Turkey, and United States
(Z125-5697-01 11/97)
(Part 1 - General Terms on page 61)
Ÿ Worldwide Country-Unique Terms
(Part 2 - Country-Unique Terms on page 63)
IBM Statement of Limited Warranty for United States, Puerto Rico, and
Canada (Part 1 - General Terms)
This Statement of Limited Warranty includes Part 1 - General Terms and Part 2 - Country-unique Terms.
The terms of Part 2 may replace or modify those of Part 1. The warranties provided by IBM in this
Statement of Limited Warranty apply only to Machines you purchase for your use, and not for resale,
from IBM or your reseller. The term “Machine” means an IBM machine, its features, conversions,
upgrades, elements, or accessories, or any combination of them. The term “Machine” does not include
any software programs, whether pre-loaded with the Machine, installed subsequently or otherwise.
Unless IBM specifies otherwise, the following warranties apply only in the country where you acquire the
Machine. Nothing in this Statement of Warranty affects any statutory rights of consumers that cannot be
waived or limited by contract. If you have any questions, contact IBM or your reseller.
Machine - IBM Netfinity Advanced Systems Management PCI Adapter
Warranty Period* -
Three Years
*Contact your place of purchase for warranty service information. Some IBM Machines are eligible for On-site warranty
service depending on the country where service is performed.
The IBM Warranty for Machines
IBM warrants that each Machine 1) is free from defects in materials and workmanship and 2) conforms
to IBM's Official Published Specifications. The warranty period for a Machine is a specified, fixed period
commencing on its Date of Installation. The date on your sales receipt is the Date of Installation, unless
IBM or your reseller informs you otherwise.
During the warranty period IBM or your reseller, if approved by IBM to provide warranty service, will
provide repair and exchange service for the Machine, without charge, under the type of service
designated for the Machine and will manage and install engineering changes that apply to the Machine.
If a Machine does not function as warranted during the warranty period, and IBM or your reseller are
unable to either 1) make it do so or 2) replace it with one that is at least functionally equivalent, you may
return it to your place of purchase and your money will be refunded. The replacement may not be new,
but will be in good working order.
Extent of Warranty
The warranty does not cover the repair or exchange of a Machine resulting from misuse, accident,
modification, unsuitable physical or operating environment, improper maintenance by you, or failure
caused by a product for which IBM is not responsible. The warranty is voided by removal or alteration
of Machine or parts identification labels.
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THESE WARRANTIES ARE YOUR EXCLUSIVE WARRANTIES AND REPLACE ALL
OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THESE
WARRANTIES GIVE YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION. SOME
JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU. IN THAT EVENT, SUCH WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION
TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD. NO WARRANTIES APPLY AFTER THAT PERIOD.
Items Not Covered by Warranty
IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of a Machine.
Unless specified otherwise, IBM provides non-IBM machines WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY
KIND.
Any technical or other support provided for a Machine under warranty, such as assistance via telephone
with “how-to” questions and those regarding Machine set-up and installation, will be provided
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND.
Warranty Service
To obtain warranty service for the Machine, contact your reseller or IBM. In the United States, call IBM
at 1-800-772-2227. In Canada, call IBM at 1-800-565-3344. You may be required to present proof of
purchase.
IBM or your reseller provides certain types of repair and exchange service, either at your location or at a
service center, to keep Machines in, or restore them to, conformance with their Specifications. IBM or
your reseller will inform you of the available types of service for a Machine based on its country of
installation. IBM may repair the failing Machine or exchange it at its discretion.
When warranty service involves the exchange of a Machine or part, the item IBM or your reseller
replaces becomes its property and the replacement becomes yours. You represent that all removed
items are genuine and unaltered. The replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order
and at least functionally equivalent to the item replaced. The replacement assumes the warranty service
status of the replaced item.
Any feature, conversion, or upgrade IBM or your reseller services must be installed on a Machine which
is 1) for certain Machines, the designated, serial-numbered Machine and 2) at an engineering-change
level compatible with the feature, conversion, or upgrade. Many features, conversions, or upgrades
involve the removal of parts and their return to IBM. A part that replaces a removed part will assume
the warranty service status of the removed part.
Before IBM or your reseller exchanges a Machine or part, you agree to remove all features, parts,
options, alterations, and attachments not under warranty service.
You also agree to
1. ensure that the Machine is free of any legal obligations or restrictions that prevent its exchange;
2. obtain authorization from the owner to have IBM or your reseller service a Machine that you do not
own; and
3. where applicable, before service is provided
a. follow the problem determination, problem analysis, and service request procedures that IBM or
your reseller provides,
b. secure all programs, data, and funds contained in a Machine,
c. provide IBM or your reseller with sufficient, free, and safe access to your facilities to permit them
to fulfill their obligations, and
d. inform IBM or your reseller of changes in a Machine's location.
IBM is responsible for loss of, or damage to, your Machine while it is 1) in IBM's possession or 2) in
transit in those cases where IBM is responsible for the transportation charges.
Neither IBM nor your reseller is responsible for any of your confidential, proprietary or personal
information contained in a Machine which you return to IBM or your reseller for any reason. You should
remove all such information from the Machine prior to its return.
Production Status
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Each IBM Machine is manufactured from new parts, or new and used parts. In some cases, the
Machine may not be new and may have been previously installed. Regardless of the Machine's
production status, IBM's appropriate warranty terms apply.
Limitation of Liability
Circumstances may arise where, because of a default on IBM's part or other liability, you are entitled to
recover damages from IBM. In each such instance, regardless of the basis on which you are entitled to
claim damages from IBM (including fundamental breach, negligence, misrepresentation, or other contract
or tort claim), IBM is liable for no more than
1. damages for bodily injury (including death) and damage to real property and tangible personal
property; and
2. the amount of any other actual direct damages, up to the greater of U.S. $100,000 (or equivalent in
local currency) or the charges (if recurring, 12 months' charges apply) for the Machine that is the
subject of the claim.
This limit also applies to IBM's suppliers and your reseller. It is the maximum for which IBM, its
suppliers, and your reseller are collectively responsible.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS IBM LIABLE FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: 1)
THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES (OTHER THAN THOSE UNDER
THE FIRST ITEM LISTED ABOVE); 2) LOSS OF, OR DAMAGE TO, YOUR RECORDS OR
DATA; OR 3) SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES OR FOR ANY
ECONOMIC CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR SAVINGS),
EVEN IF IBM, ITS SUPPLIERS OR YOUR RESELLER IS INFORMED OF THEIR
POSSIBILITY. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE
LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
IBM Statement of Warranty Worldwide except Canada, Puerto Rico,
Turkey, United States (Part 1 - General Terms)
This Statement of Warranty includes Part 1 - General Terms and Part 2 - Country-unique Terms. The
terms of Part 2 may replace or modify those of Part 1. The warranties provided by IBM in this
Statement of Warranty apply only to Machines you purchase for your use, and not for resale, from IBM
or your reseller. The term “Machine” means an IBM machine, its features, conversions, upgrades,
elements, or accessories, or any combination of them. The term “Machine” does not include any
software programs, whether pre-loaded with the Machine, installed subsequently or otherwise. Unless
IBM specifies otherwise, the following warranties apply only in the country where you acquire the
Machine. Nothing in this Statement of Warranty affects any statutory rights of consumers that cannot be
waived or limited by contract. If you have any questions, contact IBM or your reseller.
Machine - IBM Netfinity Advanced Systems Management PCI Adapter
Warranty Period* -
Three Years
*Contact your place of purchase for warranty service information. Some IBM Machines are eligible for On-site warranty
service depending on the country where service is performed.
The IBM Warranty for Machines
IBM warrants that each Machine 1) is free from defects in materials and workmanship and 2) conforms
to IBM's Official Published Specifications. The warranty period for a Machine is a specified, fixed period
commencing on its Date of Installation. The date on your sales receipt is the Date of Installation, unless
IBM or your reseller informs you otherwise.
During the warranty period IBM or your reseller, if approved by IBM to provide warranty service, will
provide repair and exchange service for the Machine, without charge, under the type of service
designated for the Machine and will manage and install engineering changes that apply to the Machine.
If a Machine does not function as warranted during the warranty period, and IBM or your reseller are
unable to either 1) make it do so or 2) replace it with one that is at least functionally equivalent, you may
return it to your place of purchase and your money will be refunded. The replacement may not be new,
but will be in good working order.
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Extent of Warranty
The warranty does not cover the repair or exchange of a Machine resulting from misuse, accident,
modification, unsuitable physical or operating environment, improper maintenance by you, or failure
caused by a product for which IBM is not responsible. The warranty is voided by removal or alteration
of Machine or parts identification labels.
THESE WARRANTIES ARE YOUR EXCLUSIVE WARRANTIES AND REPLACE ALL
OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THESE
WARRANTIES GIVE YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION. SOME
JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU. IN THAT EVENT, SUCH WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION
TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD. NO WARRANTIES APPLY AFTER THAT PERIOD.
Items Not Covered by Warranty
IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of a Machine.
Unless specified otherwise, IBM provides non-IBM machines WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY
KIND.
Any technical or other support provided for a Machine under warranty, such as assistance via telephone
with “how-to” questions and those regarding Machine set-up and installation, will be provided
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND.
Warranty Service
To obtain warranty service for the Machine, contact your reseller or IBM. You may be required to
present proof of purchase.
IBM or your reseller provides certain types of repair and exchange service, either at your location or at a
service center, to keep Machines in, or restore them to, conformance with their Specifications. IBM or
your reseller will inform you of the available types of service for a Machine based on its country of
installation. IBM may repair the failing Machine or exchange it at its discretion.
When warranty service involves the exchange of a Machine or part, the item IBM or your reseller
replaces becomes its property and the replacement becomes yours. You represent that all removed
items are genuine and unaltered. The replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order
and at least functionally equivalent to the item replaced. The replacement assumes the warranty service
status of the replaced item.
Any feature, conversion, or upgrade IBM or your reseller services must be installed on a Machine which
is 1) for certain Machines, the designated, serial-numbered Machine and 2) at an engineering-change
level compatible with the feature, conversion, or upgrade. Many features, conversions, or upgrades
involve the removal of parts and their return to IBM. A part that replaces a removed part will assume
the warranty service status of the removed part.
Before IBM or your reseller exchanges a Machine or part, you agree to remove all features, parts,
options, alterations, and attachments not under warranty service.
You also agree to
1. ensure that the Machine is free of any legal obligations or restrictions that prevent its exchange;
2. obtain authorization from the owner to have IBM or your reseller service a Machine that you do not
own; and
3. where applicable, before service is provided
a. follow the problem determination, problem analysis, and service request procedures that IBM or
your reseller provides,
b. secure all programs, data, and funds contained in a Machine,
c. provide IBM or your reseller with sufficient, free, and safe access to your facilities to permit them
to fulfil their obligations, and
d. inform IBM or your reseller of changes in a Machine's location.
IBM is responsible for loss of, or damage to, your Machine while it is 1) in IBM's possession or 2) in
transit in those cases where IBM is responsible for the transportation charges.
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Neither IBM nor your reseller is responsible for any of your confidential, proprietary or personal
information contained in a Machine which you return to IBM or your reseller for any reason. You should
remove all such information from the Machine prior to its return.
Production Status
Each IBM Machine is manufactured from new parts, or new and used parts. In some cases, the
Machine may not be new and may have been previously installed. Regardless of the Machine's
production status, IBM's appropriate warranty terms apply.
Limitation of Liability
Circumstances may arise where, because of a default on IBM's part or other liability, you are entitled to
recover damages from IBM. In each such instance, regardless of the basis on which you are entitled to
claim damages from IBM (including fundamental breach, negligence, misrepresentation, or other contract
or tort claim), IBM is liable for no more than
1. damages for bodily injury (including death) and damage to real property and tangible personal
property; and
2. the amount of any other actual direct damages, up to the greater of U.S. $100,000 (or equivalent in
local currency) or the charges (if recurring, 12 months' charges apply) for the Machine that is the
subject of the claim.
This limit also applies to IBM's suppliers and your reseller. It is the maximum for which IBM, its
suppliers, and your reseller are collectively responsible.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS IBM LIABLE FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: 1)
THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES (OTHER THAN THOSE UNDER
THE FIRST ITEM LISTED ABOVE); 2) LOSS OF, OR DAMAGE TO, YOUR RECORDS OR
DATA; OR 3) SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES OR FOR ANY
ECONOMIC CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR SAVINGS),
EVEN IF IBM, ITS SUPPLIERS OR YOUR RESELLER IS INFORMED OF THEIR
POSSIBILITY. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE
LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Part 2 - Worldwide Country-Unique Terms
ASIA PACIFIC
AUSTRALIA: The IBM Warranty for Machines: The following paragraph is added to this Section:
The warranties specified in this Section are in addition to any rights you may have under the Trade
Practices Act 1974 or other legislation and are only limited to the extent permitted by the applicable
legislation.
Extent of Warranty: The following replaces the first and second sentences of this Section:
The warranty does not cover the repair or exchange of a Machine resulting from misuse, accident,
modification, unsuitable physical or operating environment, operation in other than the Specified
Operating Environment, improper maintenance by you, or failure caused by a product for which IBM is
not responsible.
Limitation of Liability: The following is added to this Section:
Where IBM is in breach of a condition or warranty implied by the Trade Practices Act 1974, IBM's
liability is limited to the repair or replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods. Where
that condition or warranty relates to right to sell, quiet possession or clear title, or the goods are of a
kind ordinarily acquired for personal, domestic or household use or consumption, then none of the
limitations in this paragraph apply.
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Governing Law: The following is added to this Statement:
The laws of the State of New York govern this Statement.
INDIA: Limitation of Liability: The following replaces items 1 and 2 of this Section:
1. liability for bodily injury (including death) or damage to real property and tangible personal property
will be limited to that caused by IBM's negligence;
2. as to any other actual damage arising in any situation involving nonperformance by IBM pursuant to,
or in any way related to the subject of this Statement of Warranty, IBM's liability will be limited to the
charge paid by you for the individual Machine that is the subject of the claim.
Appendix B. Product Warranties and Notices
63
NEW ZEALAND: The IBM Warranty for Machines: The following paragraph is added to this Section:
The warranties specified in this Section are in addition to any rights you may have under the Consumer
Guarantees Act 1993 or other legislation which cannot be excluded or limited. The Consumer
Guarantees Act 1993 will not apply in respect of any goods which IBM provides, if you require the goods
for the purposes of a business as defined in that Act.
Limitation of Liability: The following is added to this Section:
Where Machines are not acquired for the purposes of a business as defined in the Consumer
Guarantees Act 1993, the limitations in this Section are subject to the limitations in that Act.
EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA (EMEA)
The following terms apply to all EMEA countries.
The terms of this Statement of Warranty apply to Machines purchased from an IBM reseller. If you
purchased this Machine from IBM, the terms and conditions of the applicable IBM agreement prevail
over this warranty statement.
Warranty Service
If you purchased an IBM Machine in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom, you may obtain warranty service for that Machine in any of
those countries from either (1) an IBM reseller approved to perform warranty service or (2) from IBM.
If you purchased an IBM Personal Computer Machine in Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Federal
Republic of Yugoslavia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Moldova, Poland, Romania,
Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, or Ukraine, you may obtain warranty service for that Machine in any
of those countries from either (1) an IBM reseller approved to perform warranty service or (2) from IBM.
The applicable laws, Country-unique terms and competent court for this Statement are those of the
country in which the warranty service is being provided. However, the laws of Austria govern this
Statement if the warranty service is provided in Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan,
Kirghizia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia,
Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and Ukraine.
The following terms apply to the country specified:
EGYPT: Limitation of Liability: The following replaces item 2 in this Section:
2. as to any other actual direct damages, IBM's liability will be limited to the total amount you paid for
the Machine that is the subject of the claim.
Applicability of suppliers and resellers (unchanged).
FRANCE: Limitation of Liability: The following replaces the second sentence of the first paragraph of
this Section:
In such instances, regardless of the basis on which you are entitled to claim damages from IBM, IBM is
liable for no more than: (items 1 and 2 unchanged).
GERMANY: The IBM Warranty for Machines: The following replaces the first sentence of the first
paragraph of this Section:
The warranty for an IBM Machine covers the functionality of the Machine for its normal use and the
Machine's conformity to its Specifications.
The following paragraphs are added to this Section:
The minimum warranty period for Machines is six months.
In case IBM or your reseller are unable to repair an IBM Machine, you can alternatively ask for a partial
refund as far as justified by the reduced value of the unrepaired Machine or ask for a cancellation of the
respective agreement for such Machine and get your money refunded.
Extent of Warranty: The second paragraph does not apply.
Warranty Service: The following is added to this Section:
During the warranty period, transportation for delivery of the failing Machine to IBM will be at IBM's
expense.
Production Status: The following paragraph replaces this Section:
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Each Machine is newly manufactured. It may incorporate in addition to new parts, re-used parts as well.
Limitation of Liability: The following is added to this Section:
The limitations and exclusions specified in the Statement of Warranty will not apply to damages caused
by IBM with fraud or gross negligence and for express warranty.
In item 2, replace “U.S. $100,000” with “1.000.000 DEM.”
The following sentence is added to the end of the first paragraph of item 2:
IBM's liability under this item is limited to the violation of essential contractual terms in cases of ordinary
negligence.
IRELAND: Extent of Warranty: The following is added to this Section:
Except as expressly provided in these terms and conditions, all statutory conditions, including all
warranties implied, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing all warranties implied by the
Sale of Goods Act 1893 or the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980 are hereby excluded.
Limitation of Liability: The following replaces items one and two of the first paragraph of this Section:
1. death or personal injury or physical damage to your real property solely caused by IBM's negligence;
and 2. the amount of any other actual direct damages, up to the greater of Irish Pounds 75,000 or 125
percent of the charges (if recurring, the 12 months' charges apply) for the Machine that is the subject of
the claim or which otherwise gives rise to the claim.
Applicability of suppliers and resellers (unchanged).
The following paragraph is added at the end of this Section:
IBM's entire liability and your sole remedy, whether in contract or in tort, in respect of any default shall
be limited to damages.
ITALY: Limitation of Liability: The following replaces the second sentence in the first paragraph:
In each such instance unless otherwise provided by mandatory law, IBM is liable for no more than: (item
1 unchanged) 2)as to any other actual damage arising in all situations involving non-performance by IBM
pursuant to, or in any way related to the subject matter of this Statement of Warranty, IBM's liability, will
be limited to the total amount you paid for the Machine that is the subject of the claim.
Applicability of suppliers and resellers (unchanged).
The following replaces the second paragraph of this Section:
Unless otherwise provided by mandatory law, IBM and your reseller are not liable for any of the
following: (items 1 and 2 unchanged) 3) indirect damages, even if IBM or your reseller is informed of
their possibility.
SOUTH AFRICA, NAMIBIA, BOTSWANA, LESOTHO AND SWAZILAND: Limitation of Liability: The
following is added to this Section:
IBM's entire liability to you for actual damages arising in all situations involving nonperformance by IBM
in respect of the subject matter of this Statement of Warranty will be limited to the charge paid by you
for the individual Machine that is the subject of your claim from IBM.
TURKIYE: Production Status: The following replaces this Section:
IBM fulfils customer orders for IBM Machines as newly manufactured in accordance with IBM's
production standards.
UNITED KINGDOM: Limitation of Liability: The following replaces items 1 and 2 of the first paragraph
of this Section:
1. death or personal injury or physical damage to your real property solely caused by IBM's negligence;
2. the amount of any other actual direct damages or loss, up to the greater of Pounds Sterling 150,000
or 125 percent of the charges (if recurring, the 12 months' charges apply) for the Machine that is the
subject of the claim or which otherwise gives rise to the claim.
The following item is added to this paragraph:
3. breach of IBM's obligations implied by Section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or Section 2 of the
Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982.
Applicability of suppliers and resellers (unchanged).
The following is added to the end of this Section:
IBM's entire liability and your sole remedy, whether in contract or in tort, in respect of any default will be
limited to damages.
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NORTH AMERICA
CANADA: Warranty Service: The following is added to this Section:
To obtain warranty service from IBM, call 1-800-465-6666.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Warranty Service: The following is added to this Section:
To obtain warranty service from IBM, call 1-800-IBM-SERV.
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Notices
References in this publication to IBM products, programs, or services do not imply
that IBM intends to make these available in all countries in which IBM operates.
Any reference to an IBM product, program, or service is not intended to state or
imply that only that IBM product, program, or service may be used. Subject to
IBM’s valid intellectual property or other legally protectable rights, any functionally
equivalent product, program, or service may be used instead of the IBM product,
program, or service. The evaluation and verification of operation in conjunction with
other products, except those expressly designated by IBM, are the responsibility of
the user.
IBM may have patents or pending patent applications covering subject matter in
this document. The furnishing of this document does not give you any license to
these patents. You can send license inquiries, in writing, to:
IBM Director of Licensing
IBM Corporation
North Castle Drive
Armonk, NY 10504-1785
U.S.A.
Trademarks
The following terms are trademarks of the IBM Corporation in the United States or
other countries:
IBM
OS/2
NetFinity
The following terms are trademarks of other companies as follows:
NetWare
Novell
TME 10
Novell, Inc.
Novell, Inc.
Tivoli Systems, Inc.
Microsoft, Windows, the Windows NT are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation.
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks
of others.
Electronic Emissions
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the
equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause
harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the
interference at his own expense.
Appendix B. Product Warranties and Notices
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IBM is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by
unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment. Unauthorized changes or
modifications could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
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Industry Canada Class A emission compliance statement
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Avis de conformité à la réglementation d'Industrie Canada
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conform à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
Appendix B. Product Warranties and Notices
69
Japanese Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI) Statement
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Index
configuration settings functions 13
Configuration Settings window 7
configuration utility 56
configuring automatic dialout functions 22
configuring net=rwork settings 19
configuring Netfinity Advanced System Management
PCI Adapter without Netfinity Manager 56
configuring SNMP settings 27
connecting to the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter 45
COS configuration utility 56
creating a Remote Alert Entry 23
creating Dynamic Connection Manager entries 37
Critical Enabled Alerts group 24
A
accessing POST using remote video mode 54
accessing remote systems 37
accessing with a TELNET session 46
accessing with a web browser 48
accessing without Netfinity Manager 44
Advanced System Management
.Non-critical EnabledAlerts Group 25
configuration 3
configuration information 4, 6
Configuration Settings window 7
Critical Enabled Alerts group 24
description 1
Dial-In Settings group 8
Dialing Settings group 17
Dialout Entry Settings 19
Enabled Alerts group 24
Event Log window 28
forwarding alerts 26
Loader Timeout 11
Modem Settings window 13
modem speeds 15
network settings 3
Network Settings window 19
O/S Timeout 12
Operational Parameters window 29
port reference 16
POST Timeout 10
Power Off Delay 12
Remote Alert Entry Information group 23
Remote Alert Settings window 21
Remote POST 31
SNMP Settings window 27
starting 4
System Identification group 8
System Management Processor Clock group
System Power Control window 30
updating microcode 5
using 2
using a serial connection 5
using a TCP/IP connection 5
using an RS-485 connection 5
D
default user name and password 45, 46, 48
device driver information 4, 6
Dial-In Settings group 8
Dialing Settings group 17
Dialout Entry Settings 19
disconnecting from the Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter session 50
Dynamic Connection Manager
accessing remote systems 37
accessing remote systems (RS-485 Interconnect
links) 41
accessing remote systems (serial and TCP/IP
links) 40
description 34
Dynamic Connection Manager entries, creating 38
enabling remote access 36
for remote access 37, 40, 41
initialization string guidelines 42
modem configuration 35
10
E
Enabled Alerts group 24
Event Log window 28
F
forwarding alerts
26
B
boot menu
52
G
guidelines, initialization string
19
C
configuration 3
configuration information
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4, 6
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I
initialization string guidelines
19, 42
L
loader timeout 11
log in to Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter 45, 46, 48
M
main menu 49
management port C 14, 18, 44
managing remote Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter 5
microcode information 4, 6
modem 15, 44
modem configuration 35
Modem Settings window 13
monitored voltage 25
multiple dialouts 22
remote functions 44
Remote POST 31
remote terminal status 50
remote video mode 45, 50, 54
RS-485 connection to remote Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter 5
S
selecting a port 16
serial connection to remote Netfinity Advanced System
Management PCI Adapter 5
serial management 36, 37, 40
serial port A 14, 18, 44
SNMP Settings window 27
starting Advanced System Management 4
System Enabled Alerts group 26
System Identification group 8
System Management Processor Clock group 10
System Power Control window 30
System Power menu 50
T
N
Netfinity Advanced System Management PCI Adapter
menus 49
network settings 3
Network Settings window 19
Non-critical Enabled Alerts group 25
TCP/IP connection to remote Netfinity Advanced
System Management PCI Adapter 5
TELNET session 46
terminal program 44, 45
timeout, loader 11
timeout, O/S 12
timeout, POST 10
O
O/S timeout 12
Operational Parameters window
U
29
P
pass-through management 42
port baud rate 6
Port Configuration group 14
port references 16
ports available with Advanced System Management PCI
Adapter 16
ports available with Advanced System Management
Processor 16
ports available with Advanced System Management
Processor and PCI Adapter 16
POST timeout 10
power off delay 12
Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) 26
R
Remote Alert Entry Information group
Remote Alert Settings 21
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user name 45, 46, 48
using a serial connection 5
using a TCP/IP connection 5
using Advanced Syste Management 2
using an RS-485 connection 5
using the adapter as a network gateway
V
video mode, remote 45, 50, 54
vital product data (VPD) 50
voltage regulator module (VRM) 25, 29
voltage requirements 25, 29
W
web browser connection
48
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