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Fan board cabling
Battery cabling for BBWC
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Systems Insight Display cabling
Hard drive backplane power cabling
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Media drive bay cabling
PCIe x16 riser board power cabling
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Software and configuration utilities
SmartStart is a collection of software that optimizes single-server setup, providing a simple and consistent
way to deploy server configuration. SmartStart ha s been tested on many ProLiant server products,
resulting in proven, re liable configurations.
SmartStart assists the deployment process by perf orming a wide range of configuration activities,
• Configuring hardware using embedded configur ation utilities, such as RBSU and ORCA
• Preparing the system for installing "off-the-shelf" versions of leading operating system software
• Installing optimized server drivers, management agents, and utilities automatically with every
• Testing server hardware using the Insight Diagnostics Utility (" HP Insight Diagnostics" on page 67)
• Installing software drivers directly from the CD. With systems that have internet connection, the
SmartStart Autorun Menu provides access to a complete list of ProLiant system software.
• Enabling access to the Array Configuration Utility (on page 61), Array Diagnostic Utility (on page
68 ), and Erase Utility (on page 64)
SmartStart is included in the HP ProLiant Esse ntials Foundation Pack. For more information about
SmartStart software, refer to the HP ProLiant Essentials Foundation Pack or the HP website
( http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/serv ers/management/smartstart/index.html
SmartStart Scripting Toolkit
The SmartStart Scripting Toolkit is a server deployme nt product that delivers an unattended automated
installation for high-volume server deployments. The SmartStart Scripting Toolkit is designed to support
ProLiant BL, ML, and DL servers. Th e toolkit includes a modular set of utilities and important documentation
that describes how to apply these new tools to bu ild an automated server deployment process.
Using SmartStart technology, the Sc ripting Toolkit provides a flexible way to create standard server
configuration scripts. These scripts are used to au tomate many of the manual steps in the server
configuration process. This automated server configur ation process cuts time from each server deployed,
making it possible to scale server deploy ments to high volumes in a rapid manner.
For more information, and to download the SmartSta rt Scripting Toolkit, refer to the HP website
( http://www.hp.com/s ervers/sstoolkit
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Configuration Replication Utility
CONREP is shipped in the SmartStart Scripting Toolkit and is a program that works with RBSU to replicate
hardware configuration on ProLiant servers. This util ity is run during State 0, Run Hardware Configuration
Utility, when doing a scripted server deployment. CONREP reads the state of the system environment
variables to determine the configuration and then writes the results to an editable script file. This file can
then be deployed across multiple servers with si milar hardware and software components. For more
information, refer to the SmartStart Scripting Toolkit User Guide on the HP website
( http://h18004.www1.hp.com/pro ducts/servers/management/toolkit/documentation.html
HP ROM-Based Setup Utility
RBSU is a configuration utility embedded in ProLiant servers that performs a wide range of configuration
activities that can include the following:
• Configuring system devices and installed options
• Enabling and disabling system features
• Displaying system information
• Selecting the primary boot controller
• Configuring memory options
• Language selection
For more information on RBSU, see the HP ROM-Based Setup Utility User Guide on the Documentation CD
or the HP website ( http://www.hp.com/support/smartstart/documentation
To use RBSU, use the following keys:
• To access RBSU, press the F9 key during power-up when prompted.
• To navigate the menu system, use the arrow keys.
• To make selections, press the Enter key.
• To access Help for a highlighted configuration option, press the F1 key.
RBSU automatically saves settings when you press the Enter key. The utility does
not prompt you for confirmation of settings before you exit the utility. To change a selected
setting, you must select a di fferent setting and press the Enter key.
Default configuration settings are applied to th e server at one of the following times:
• Upon the first system power-up
• After defaults have been restored
Default configuration setting s are sufficient for proper typical server operation, but configuration settings
can be modified using RBSU. The system will prompt you for access to RBSU with each power-up.
The auto-configuration process automatically runs when you boot the server for the first time. During the
power-up sequence, the system ROM automatically co nfigures the entire system without needing any