Using the Setup utility

Use these instructions to start the Setup utility.

To start the Setup utility, complete the following steps:

  1. Turn on the blade server (see Turning on the blade server).
  2. Immediately give the blade server control of the BladeCenter unit shared keyboard, video, and mouse ports.
    • If you are managing the blade server by using the BladeCenter system console, press the KVM select button on the blade server (see Blade server controls and LEDs for information).
    • If you are managing the blade server from a remote location, see the IBMBladeCenter Management Module User's Guide, IBMBladeCenter Management Module Command-Line Interface Reference Guide, or IBMBladeCenter Serial over LAN Setup Guide for information and instructions.
  3. When the prompt <F1> Setup is displayed, press F1. If you have set an administrator password, you must type the administrator password to access the full Setup-utility menu. If you do not type the administrator password, a limited Setup-utility menu is available.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.