I have some servers here in my posession, they are the MCS-7835-I3-K9-CMD2 models, they are the IBM variants.
I have just timed how long it take from issuing the "Utils system restart" command until i get a login prompt again.
11 minutes and 30 seconds.
This cannot be correct?
Im sure at least 5 or 6 of those minutes are spent at POST with the IBM splash screen reporting something about connecting boot adaptors or something.
Is there any way to speed this up? I have tried googling and searching Cisco to no avail, the only stuff I'm managing to find is people reporting slow boot when booting from SAN's and unreliable/inconsistent LUN reporting when searching for boot options - but I am not booting from SAN!
Has anyone else had this issue? I've literally unboxed them and installed call manager on them, nothing else. But even when call manager was not installed they still took a long time to post...
Hmmm tried this and it still doesnt work. Everything on the machines is already a higher version than whats on that disc so nothing gets updated. Apolgoies im posting under a colleagues account as it wont let me log in as mine!
Are you getting this error “Installer User Interface Mode Not Supported. The installer cannot run in this UI mode. To specify the interface mode, use the -i command-line option, followed by the UI mode identifier. The value UI mode identifiers...
The below trick might come handy when you have to add a new node to a cluster but you don't have or is unsure of the security password for the publisher. This procedure has been around for ages.
1) Login into the CLI of the Publisher.