Disabling the Firmware Password
If a firmware password is enabled, you can’t:
Start up from an AXD EFI tools NetBoot image using the Xserve front panel
Temporarily change the startup volume by pressing and holding F1 or D at startup
If a firmware password is enabled and you try to temporarily change the startup
volume by pressing and holding Option at startup, you must authenticate.
To disable the firmware password:
Insert the Mac OS X Server Install DVD.
Open the Install Mac OS X Server application, click Restart, and authenticate,
The computer restarts and opens the Mac OS X Server Installer.
After selecting a language, choose Utilities > Firmware Password Utility.
In Firmware Password Utility, click Change.
Deselect “Require password to change firmware settings,” and click OK. Authenticate
Choose Firmware Password Utility > Quit Firmware Password Utility.
Choose Mac OS X Installer > Quit Mac OS X Installer. Click Startup Disk, select the
startup disk with Mac OS X Server installed, and then click Restart.
Starting Up AXD Tools
AXD Mac OS X tools and AXD EFI tools have different
interfaces and functionality. This chapter describes how to
use both sets of AXD tools.
Before you can use AXD tools, make sure you’ve properly started up the tools.
For more information, see Chapter 3, “Starting Up AXD Tools,” on page 17.
Setting AXD to Host, Client, or Local Mode
AXD tools can start up in any of three modes, depending on whether:
You’re opening AXD EFI tools or AXD Mac OS X tools
Any of the computers on the same subnet are host computers
A host computer is directly connected
You’re logged in as root
You’re running AXD Mac OS X tools on a computer that isn’t an Intel-based Xserve