Powering on and off a server

You can power on and off a server from Lenovo XClarity Administrator.

Before you begin


Complete the following procedure to power on or off a server.

  1. From the XClarity Administrator menu, click Hardware > Servers. The Servers page is displayed with a tabular view of all managed servers (rack servers and compute nodes).
  2. Select the server.
  3. Click All Actions > Power Actions, and then click one of the following power actions:
    • Power On powers on the device.

    • Power Off Normally shuts down the operating system and powers off the device.

    • Power Off Immediately powers off the device.

    • Restart Normally shuts down the operating system and restarts the device.

    • Restart Immediately restarts the device

    • Restart to System Setup restarts the device to BIOS/UEFI (F1) Setup. This is supported for non-ThinkServer servers that are supported without limitations.

    • Restart Management Controller restarts the BMC.

    • Restart immediately and attempt PXE Network Boot restarts the server immediately and boots the server to the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) network. This is supported for Lenovo Flex System, System x, and ThinkSystem servers.

      Note: PXE-boot related UEFI settings must be configured on the server.