Preparing server hardware

Use the server setup checklist to ensure that the server hardware is operational prior to cluster deployment.

Phase Task
1

Unpack the server and install any separately shipped components/peripherals to the server.

2

Connect required internal cables.

3

Install the server in the rack.

4 Connect external cables and power cords.
5

Verify BMC and UEFI firmware versions and update them to the required levels.

For details, see Firmware/drivers/software updates.

6

Perform the green light check and resolve any installation issues.

For details, see Troubleshooting.

7

(Optional) Image the server with a hypervisor and AOS combination if necessary.