Installing AXD EFI Tools” on page 13
Installing AXD Mac OS X Tools” on page 14
Installing AXD EFI Tools
Before you install AXD EFI tools, make sure that your storage device has a volume that
has at least 30 MB available, is formatted as MS-DOS (FAT), and is named AXDEFI3X104.
Because the volume will be erased, make sure all important data on the volume is
backed up. For more information, see “Setting Up a Storage Device for AXD Tools
Installation” on page 12.
To perform these instructions, you’ll need the Admin Tools disc (version 10.5 or later)
included with the Xserve.
If you’re performing this task to install AXD EFI tools on an internal volume on the
Xserve, you’ll need administrator access to the Xserve. If you’re performing this task to
install AXD EFI tools on a portable storage device, you can use any computer that you
have administrator access to.
If you want to connect a host computer directly to the Xserve, and the host computer
doesn’t provide DHCP service on the port used to directly connect to the Xserve, you’ll
need to create a file on the Xserve that assigns an IP address to the Xserve. However,
if the host computer provides DHCP service, don’t create this file. For information
about how to find out if a computer is providing DHCP service, see Network Services
To install AXD EFI tools:
Insert the Admin Tools disc.
Open AppleXserveDiagnosticsEFI.pkg (located on the disc in
Follow the onscreen instructions, and at the Select Destination step, choose a volume
that has at least 30 MB of space available.
If you’re prompted to authenticate, authenticate as a user with administrator privileges.
If you want to connect a host computer directly to the Xserve and the host computer
doesn’t provide DHCP service on the port used to directly connect to the Xserve,
do the following:
Open TextEdit (located in /Applications/).
In the body of a new file, enter an IP address that’s not in use by the host computer.
For example, enter:
If TextEdit doesn’t open with a new blank file, choose File > New.
Choose Format > Make Plain Text.
Choose File > Save As.
Name the file axd_set_ip_address, and then change the location of the file to the
volume with AXD EFI tools installed.
Select “If no extension is provided, use ‘.txt’,” and then click Save.