Proliant Server

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July 16, 2010 at 15:12:47
Specs: Windows 2008 Server, Quad Core / 2Gig
I just got a Proliant G6 server and I am having a hard time turning off one of its POST features. When you turn it on it gets through POST but hangs unless some one presses ESC before it POSTs. I am guessing this is a security feature to prevent some one from force booting the box but I would rather the the server just automatically boot when turned on.

I read there was a COOL DOWN feature where it would hang after POST for 5 minutes before booting but I waited 5 minutes and it still did not boot unless I press the ESC. I don't think it is a temperature problem because it will do it even after being off for a while and I keep the room at 70 F.

I looked all around in the BIOS (G5 servers had way more functions) and I can not find any way to turn this off. Any ideas?

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July 18, 2010 at 15:30:39
Not a security feature (could check documentation). There is something wrong. It should be able to boot and reboot on it's own.

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July 19, 2010 at 14:38:51
I figured it out. HP has put in a setup assistant on their G6 servers to help you get started. It tries to boot from a ROM setup before it tries to boot normally. You can disable this "Feature" by going into the BIOS and Disable the HP Splash Screen. The system then boots normal on power on.

Its bad enough I have to deal with the Bloat ware on their Desktops they send be but now I have to contend with in the servers. Just a little rant, especially after I call three different Proliant Techs and they don't have a clue.

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