What do I do when I receive my new Eclipse database server?

When your new database server arrives on site:

  • Unpack and install the server according to the manufacturer’s documentation. For your convenience, here are links to the installation documentation for the most common servers:
  • Make sure both the DRAC (highlighted in green below) and 1st LAN ports (highlighted in red) are plugged into your LAN. (The DRAC port is marked with a wrench icon)
    • Example: Dell PowerEdge R710
    • Example: Dell PowerEdge T410:
  • If the server shipped from Epicor, you may skip this step.┬áIf the server shipped directly from the vendor, insert the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 64-bit installation DVD. If the server did not come with RHEL5 media, download and burn the latest DVD image from here.
  • Turn on or restart your system.
  • Configure the DRAC IP address. (See: How do I set the DRAC IP address?) The default DRAC root password calvin.
  • Configure the LAN IP address. (See: How do I set the IP address on my Linux server?) The default OS root password is abc123.
  • Notify Eclipse that the server is online by updating your service request online with the DRAC IP address.
  • Eclipse will verify VPN connectivity to the DRAC and continue the remote server configuration process.

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