System F keys

Note: These function keys can change with any new software/firmware release and also different hardware types. These function keys are more for server hardware and not desktop hardware.


F1 : Setup
F2 : Diagnostics
F12 : Boot Device


F2 : Setup
F6 : Boot Menu
F7 : Diagnostics
F8 : Cisco IMC Configuration
F12 : Network Boot


F10 : Setup


F2 : Setup


DEL : Setup
F11 : Boot Menu
F12 : Lan boot


ESXi – if some of these don’t work ESXi could be hung or they could be disabled.

ALT-F1 : console
ALT-F11 : banner screen
ALT-F12 : VMkernel log


ALT-F1 : service console
ALT-F2 : service console
ALT-F11 : banner screen
ALT-F12 : VMkernel log


F2 : Setup
F12 : Network Boot
ESC : Boot Menu

Additional data:


HP Systems Insight Manager Error 193: 0xc1

Trying to start HP Systems Insight Manager and you get a error 193: 0xc1, to get rid of this error and get the service started, look for a “program” file in the root of the installed drive. there is more info at;en-us;Q325680. you can delete this file and get the service to start and get you back and running. I have not found out why this happens but thats how to at least get it fixed for right now.

Adding an OA to AD

Do to the lack of documents stating anything about this step, im bloging it for anyone that is having a problem with it.

With in the Onboard Administrator

Go to Users/Authentication> Directory Settings

  1. Check the “Enable LDAP Authentication”
  2. Add your LDAP/AD address to “Directory Server Address” like the IP of your LDAP server or AD domain controller.
  3. Add your SSL port number to “Directory Server SSL Port” the default is 636 if you are using SSLĀ 
  4. In “Search Context 1″ list the LDAP location where your userids are kept, like (OU=xxxx,OU=xxx,DC=xxx) etc
  5. Check “Use NT Account Name Mapping” (DOMAIN\username) if using AD

Go to Users/Authentication> Directory Groups

  1. Click on New
  2. Create the group name of the group from LDAP you would like to add access to in “Group Name”
  3. Assign it a access level at “Privilege Level”
  4. Assign it devise access below (Note if it is Privilege Level Administrator you will want to check all fields other wise you will not have full access)



Recommended Step:

Go to Users/Authentication> Local Users

And add a common Local Admin incase your directory server is not available, then just follow the steps for access you did for creating the directory group on the local admin account like the screen shots above.

Adding iOL2 to AD

NOTE: for you to beable to use DOMAIN\Username or username@domain you must enable “Initialize and scrip activeX” with in IE security settings other wise you can only use the desplayed name used in LDAP

Under Administration>Security>Directory Settings

Authentication Settings

Click Use Directory Default Schema

Directory Server Settings

  1. For Directory Server Address add your LDAP or AD servers name in here
  2. Directory Server LDAP Port if using SSL add SSL port, the default is 636
  3. Directory User Context 1 add the location of your userids from LDAP, in the form (OU=xxx,OU=xxx,DC=xxx)

HP C7000 OA USB and DVD with new firmware

There is some odd steps required for connecting a DVD drive up to the USB port on the OA for a HP C7000 after you apply the new firmware that enables this new feature. Here is a link to a post I created in the HP forums about the problem and what I did to get it fixed.

In the case this does not exist anymore:

Problem: I have heard that the OA can now handle a USB DVD drive, I am at firmware 2.02 and I have a Sony DRX-S50U and the OA does not seem to see the Drive from the webpage. Anyone running in to this problem or am I missing a step?

Answer: When you add a DVD/CD drive to the OA, the three things you will need to do is:

  1. put a cd/dvd in the unit (needs to be in unit)
  2. select the ‘Refresh’ button at the bottom of the screen, this will re-detect the device.
  3. Select at least 1 server before you select the ‘DVD’ button(otherwise they will be greyed out)