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Xserve (Early 2009): Applying EFI firmware update to a "headless" Xserve
01/06/2015Download and install the firmware update application using Server Admin, the softwareupdate command, or Software Update via Screen Sharing or Apple Remote Desktop.Log into the Xserve as an administrator via ssh.Run these commands:cd /Applications/Utilities/Xserve\ EFI\ Firmware\ Update.app/sudo ./Contents/Resources/RemoteEFIUpdaterFollow the instructions provided by the updater.If your firmware needs to be updated, you will need to press 'y' to confirm, then shut down the Xserve. To shut downhttps://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201998
Xserve (Late 2006 or later): How to configure Server Monitor to access Xserve
24/02/2015Server Monitor uses Lights-Out Management (LOM) on Xserve (Late 2006 and later). This feature allows you to connect to the server even when the server is shut down. To access an Xserve (Late 2006 or later) remotely with Server Monitor, you must connect to the LOM port on the server. If you have not configured the LOM, see Configuring Lights-Out Management (LOM).https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT200167
Xserve: How to use command line to monitor Xserve hardware
23/02/2015Use these commands in Terminal to retrieve hardware information or hardware status history from your PowerPC-based or Intel-based Xserve. PowerPC-based XserveIntel-based XserveHardware informationserveradmin command xserve:command = statusipmitool sdrHardware status historymore /private/var/log/hwmond.logipmitool sel listhttps://support.apple.com/en-au/HT200133
Xserve - Apple Xserve Diagnostics User Guide
01/07/2009Xserve Apple Xserve Diagnostics User Guide For Version 3X104 Apple Inc. K © 2009 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this manual may not be copied, in whole or in part, without the written consent of Apple. The Apple logo is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Use of the “keyboard” Apple logo (Option-Shift-K) for commercial purposes without the prior written consent of Apple may constitute trademark infringement and unfairhttps://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Apple_Xserve_Diagnostics_User_Guide_v3x104.pdf
Xserve - Apple Xserve Diagnostics User Guide
01/07/2009 Xserve Apple Xserve Diagnostics User’s Guide For Version 3X103 K Apple, Inc. © 2008 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this manual may not be copied, in whole or in part, without the written consent of Apple. The Apple logo is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Use of the “keyboard” Apple logo (Option-Shift-K) for commercial purposes without the prior written consent of Apple may constitute trademark infringementhttps://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Apple_Xserve_Diagnostics_User_Guide_v3X103.pdf
Xserve (Early 2008) DIY Procedure for Xserve RAID Card Battery (Manual)
07/01/2008073-1151 Rev. B 1© 2007, 2008 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Xserve (Late 2006/Early 2008) Xserve RAID Card Battery Replacement Instructions Follow the instructions in this document carefully. Failure to follow these instructions could damage your equipment and void its warranty. Online instructions are available at http://www.apple.com/support/diy/. Working Safely Inside the Xserve Always touch the Xserve enclosure to discharge static electricity before you touch any components insidehttps://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Xserve_Early2008_DIY_XserveRAIDCardBattery.pdf
Xserve G5 Using Xserve Remote Diagnostics
16/10/2007 Xserve G5 Using Xserve Remote Diagnostics Includes instructions for using the remote diagnostics tool LL1608.book Page 1 Tuesday, February 17, 2004 11:44 AM 2 2 Using Xserve Remote Diagnostics Software LL1608.book Page 2 Tuesday, February 17, 2004 11:44 AM You can use the Xserve Remote Diagnostics tool to test your server’s hardware. The Xserve G5 system’s diagnostic tool, Xserve Remote Diagnostics, performs several tests of the server hardwarehttps://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Using_Xserve_Remote_Diagnostics.pdf
Xserve (Slot Load) and Xserve RAID - Hard Drive - Replacement Instructions
13/04/2010 073-0666 Rev. C Xserve and Xserve RAID Hard Drive Replacement Instructions Follow the instructions in this sheet carefully. Failure to follow these instructions could damage your equipment and void its warranty. Online instructions covering customer-installable parts are available at http://www.info.apple.com/installparts/. Note: Blank drive carriers, which may fill some of the hard drive bays, follow the same replacement procedure as hard drives. If you are replacinghttps://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/xserve-harddrive.073-0666.pdf
Xserve and Xserve RAID - Hard Drive Replacement Instructions
01/02/2010 073-0666 Rev. C ð Xserve and Xserve RAID Hard Drive Replacement Instructions Follow the instructions in this sheet carefully. Failure to follow these instructions could damage your equipment and void its warranty. Online instructions covering customer-installable parts are available at http://www.info.apple.com/installparts/. Note: Blank drive carriers, which may fill some of the hard drive bays, follow the same replacement procedure as hard drives. If you are replacinghttps://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/xserve-harddrive.073-0666.pdf
Mac Pro RAID Card and Xserve RAID Card (Early 2009): Enabling system sleep
Xsan 2.1.1: Script to reboot Intel-based Xserve MDCs after failover
24/04/2015 running Xsan 2.1.1. Do not deploy this script if your Xsan volume has more than two MDCs.
Both MDCs must be Intel-based Xserves because of the LOM commands this script uses to send the reboot signal.
This script can be used in Xsans with more than one volume. Each volume should be configured to run on both MDCs with the same failover priority.
It is recommended that only Xsan and Open Directory services be hosted on Xsan MDCs. If Open Directory serviceshttps://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201931
Mac Pro (Mid 2012 and earlier): Frequently Asked Questions about the Mac Pro RAID Card and Xserve RAID Card
09/09/2015What are the Mac Pro RAID Card and the Xserve RAID Card?Are the drives hot-swappable?Do I need special software to administer the Mac Pro RAID Card or the Xserve RAID Card?How can I administer the RAID remotely?My Mac Pro RAID Card is configured with a four-drive RAID 5 set and the available disk space is less than I expect. Why?Why can't I see my hard drives when my system starts up?How will I know when there is an issue with my RAID?What drives does Apple support with the Mac Pro RAID Cardhttps://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201160
Mac Pro RAID Card or Xserve RAID Card: Volume may not mount after improper shutdown or restart
09/09/2015After an improper shutdown or restart:Systems with a Mac Pro RAID Card or Xserve RAID Card may start up to a blinking question mark, or RAID volumes may not mount. RAID Utility may show the volumes, RAID sets, and disks are all viable or good.An Xserve configured with an SSD and Mac OS X Server installed on the SSD may start up but the RAID volume(s) configured on the RAID Card may not mount.These symptoms may occur if the LUN map has been damaged and needs to be re-created.https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT203419
Xserve: USB, FireWire, and optical drive do not respond
19/11/2014Xserve may be locked. Unlock Xserve using the Allen key that came with the server. Once the external mass storage volumes mount, you can lock the server again.You can determine that the server is locked if the yellow security LED on the front panel is on.Power Button Enclosure lock System Identifierhttps://support.apple.com/en-au/HT203238
Xserve (Late 2006 and later): Configuring Lights-Out Management (LOM)
24/02/2015There are three ways to configure Lights-Out Management (LOM):
Using the server Setup Assistant
Configuring with Server Monitor
Using the command line utility 'ipmitool'
This article does not discuss the third method, ipmitool--if you would like more information, use the command 'man ipmitool'.
The Xserve (Late 2006 and later) includes an embedded processor that is responsible for sensor monitoringhttps://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201791
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