System Programs

The system programs are a set of utility programs you can use to interact with the server to perform such tasks as working with the configuration, setting passwords, changing the date and time, and testing the server. The system programs are shipped with the system on two diskettes called the Reference Diskette and the Diagnostic Diskette. Also, shipped with the system are diskette images of the system programs and several utility programs on the ServerGuide CD.

In addition, non-array systems are shipped with the system programs already installed in a protected area of the hard disk called the System Partition. The System Partition is protected against operating-system read, write, and format operations to guard against accidental erasure or modification. Disk-array systems do not have a System Partition.

The Main Menu

Reference and Diagnostic Diskettes

Starting the Reference Diskette

Starting the System Programs from the Hard Disk
   Backing Up and Restoring the System Partition
   Updating the System Partition
   Updates to the System Programs

Device Drivers

   Configuration Settings
   Configuration Errors
   Working with the Configuration Information
     Starting the Set Configuration Program
     Viewing the Configuration
     Changing the Configuration
     Bypassing the System Programs
     Backing Up the Configuration
     Restoring the Configuration
     Running Automatic Configuration
   Setting and Viewing SCSI Device Configuration
     Removing a SCSI Device
     Enabling the Presence Error Reporting Feature
     Disabling the Presence Error Reporting Feature
     Displaying the Memory Map
     Recording Changes

Configuring the Parallel Ports
   Parallel-Port Compatibility Mode
   Assigning Parallel Ports
   Viewing Parallel-Port Assignments
   Changing Parallel-Port Assignments

Configuring the Serial Ports
   Assigning Serial Ports
   Viewing Serial-Port Assignments
   Changing Serial-Port Assignments

Selectable Drive-Startup Sequence

Power-On Features
   Setting the Power-on Password
   Changing the Power-on Password
   Removing the Power-on Password
   Setting an Administrator Password
   Changing an Administrator Password
   Removing an Administrator Password
   Unauthorized-Access Monitor
   Fast Startup Mode
   Setting Other Power-On Features
   Turning Off the System
   Set Console
Stand-Alone Utility Programs

Testing the Server

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