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.
  3. When the prompt Press <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.

The following menu items are on the Setup utility main menu. Depending on the version of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), some menu items might differ slightly from these descriptions.