Defining devices and I/O ports settings

You can enable console redirection and enable and define the characteristics of the COM 1 port by creating a device and I/O ports pattern.

Procedure

To create a device and I/O ports pattern, complete the following steps.

  1. From the Lenovo XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Provisioning > Patterns. The Configuration Patterns: Patterns page is displayed.
  2. Click the Category Patterns tab.
  3. Click the Devices and I/O Ports Patterns vertical tab, and then click the Create icon (Create icon).
    Tip: You can also create a devices and I/O ports pattern from the Firmware Settings page of the New Server Pattern wizard by clicking the Create icon (Create icon) next to the Devices and I/O Ports selection.
  4. In the New Devices and I/O Ports Pattern dialog, specify the following information.
    • Enter a name and description for the pattern.
    • Choose to enable or disable console redirection. If you enable console redirection, you can choose to enable or disable the following:
      • Serial over LAN.
      • Service processor redirection. If you enable service processor redirection, you can choose to use COM port 1 or 2 for the Legacy optional serial data port. Note that if disabled, COM port 1 is always used.
        You can also choose one of the following CLI modes:
        • Disable
        • Enable with user-defined keystroke sequence
        • Enable with EMS compatible keystroke sequence
    • Choose to enable or disable COM ports 1 and 2. If you choose to enable COM ports, specify the following settings:
      • Baud rate
      • Data bits
      • Parity
      • Stop bits
      • Text emulation
      • Active after boot
      • Flow control
  5. Click Create.

Results

The new pattern is listed on the Devices and I/O Ports Patterns tab in the Configuration Patterns: Category Patterns page:
Illustrates the list of customized device and I/O ports patterns on the Configuration Patterns: Category Patterns page.
From this page, you can also perform the following actions on a selected category pattern:
  • Modifying current pattern settings by clicking the Edit icon (Edit icon).
  • Copy an existing pattern by clicking the Copy icon (Edit icon).
  • Delete a pattern by clicking the Delete icon (Delete icon).
  • Rename a pattern by clicking the Rename icon (Rename icon).
  • Import or export patterns (see Exporting and importing server and category patterns).