Using the Setup utility

Use these instructions to start the Setup utility on the upper or lower compute node.

You can access the Setup utility remotely through the CMM web interface. From the CMM web interface, select Launch Compute Node Console. For more information, see the "Flex System Chassis Management Module: User's Guide". All fields and options are described in the CMM web interface online help.

To start the Setup utility locally, complete the following steps:

  1. If the compute node is turned on, turn off the compute node (see Turning off a compute node).
    • The KVM connectors on the upper and lower compute nodes are rotated 180-degrees from each other. Make sure that the connector on the console breakout cable is correctly oriented before connecting it.
    • Use only the console breakout cable that comes with the compute node. Attempting to connect other console breakout cable types might damage the console breakout cable and the compute node.
  2. If necessary, connect a keyboard, monitor, and mouse to the console breakout cable and connect the console breakout cable to the compute node.
  3. Turn on the compute node (see Turning on a compute node).
  4. 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.
    • If you have not set an administrator password, the full Setup utility menu is available to all users.
  5. The Setup utility is organized in a menu structure where you can view and change the settings. The keyboard characters used to navigate the Setup utility screen and change settings are shown at the bottom of the Setup utility screens.

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.