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1409 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Mar 1, 2007 4:35 PM by themonkman
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2007 3:03 AM (in response to Jonas Eklundh2)I have exactly the same problem!
New Intel Xserve. Fresh Setup. "Waiting for response"..
tried all the settings u tried with the same results!
Have you found a solution now??Xserve 3GHz Quad-Xeon, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2007 4:38 AM (in response to Wolax)Maybe this will help.
http://lists.apple.com/archives/macos-x-server/2005/Feb/msg01848.htmlMac Pro 2 x 2.66Ghz intel 2006, Mac OS X (10.4.8), ATTO SCSI320 2CH, Highpoint 2322 SATA 2 RAID
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2007 2:59 PM (in response to Jonas Eklundh2)How did you do the install?
I know it sounds daft as the latest XServes have built in video ports so headless installs should be a thing of the past but . . did you target disk mode the XServe to another mac and do the install from there?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2007 6:44 AM (in response to Antonio Rocco)I set the server on a desk and do a fresh install off a DVD with the "erase HD" option. Then I install and configure the software I need (Software update, Sophos, power options, etc.) I did not configure LOM at that point, because I wasn't sure how to do it, and I needed to deploy the server. (luckily LOM was easy enough to set up after it was deployed.) Once the server is ready, I connect a FireWire HD to it, which has OS installed on it and boot from that.
That way my server is just an attached disk, and I use Disk Utility to create an image of it, which I then deploy on other servers.
I've had an issue with the G5 XServes where such a method required relatively simple modification before the server monitor would work:
But, I've not had to do that with the Intel XServes.Mac OS X (10.4.7)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2007 12:34 PM (in response to tmoldovan)I dont understand why you are doing what you are doing, but do you get the problem with Server Monitor when you boot from the Server itself?
I can see why Server Monitor wont work if you are booting the server from an external hard drive. Is the System on the external drive a clone of the System on the XServe?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2007 1:55 PM (in response to Antonio Rocco)Antonio,
there's a misunderstanding, I'm only installing the images of the FW drive, I'm not running the servers off of them after the install.
(And actually I don't have a problem any more, it was resolved once I set the LOM up.)Mac OS X (10.4.7)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2007 1:48 AM (in response to tmoldovan)Thanks.
Can you please click Yes by the side of Did this topic solve your issue? We can close this thread and move on to another one AND I get some brownie points.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2007 11:20 AM (in response to Jonas Eklundh2)Hello...
here the final solution I found after 1 month (I gave up a while ago after even the apple support got no solution)
Problem: Intel Xserve says "Waiting for response" in "Server Monitor"
(Make sure you are useing the LOM-IP and Username/Password and not the one from the server directely)
The whole secret is: Use the Server-Tools from the disk shipped with the server and NOT the Server-Tools from the Apple page!!
Sounds stupid but it's true...only the Server-Tools from the disk are working completely!
Hope to help all the other people with that stupid problem.
Xserve 3GHz Quad-Xeon Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2007 4:35 PM (in response to Wolax)Wolax,
That fixed my problem. Thank you!!! Apple really has to become better at providing thorough documentation. It doesn't seem to tell you which IP to put in (iLO or Server IP) or which username, either. Also, I was using the Server Monitor from Apple's website too, which was probably causing some issues as well.
You rock!Macbook 2Ghz Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 2GB RAM, 100GB HDD