Deleting the Server Diagnostics NetBoot Image
You can’t use System Image Utility to delete the Server Diagnostics NetBoot image.
Instead, you must delete the Server Diagnostics NetBoot image in the NetBoot image
folder, which is located at:
Replace volumename with the name of the volume that you’re installing the Server
Diagnostics NetBoot image onto. The number (#) varies depending on whether you’re
using several NetBoot volumes. If you’re using only one NetBoot volume, the Server
Diagnostics NetBoot image is located in NetBootSP0. If you’re using several NetBoot
volumes, the Server Diagnostics NetBoot image may be located in a different folder
(for example, NetBootSP1, NetBootSP4, or NetBootSP11).
To delete the Server Diagnostics NetBoot image:
Open a Finder window and delete AXD.nbi from the NetBoot image folder.
Setup and Installation
This chapter describes several methods that let you
change the startup disk to the volume with Server
Before you start up Server Diagnostics, make sure everything is properly installed and
configured. For information, see Chapter 2, “Setup and Installation,” on page 12.
Changing the Startup Disk
Server Diagnostics is usually installed on a dedicated volume to minimize the risk of
server processes interrupting the tests. Because of this, you need to change the startup
disk to the volume with Server Diagnostics installed before you can use the tools.
If you want to test a client server remotely, you first need to start up Server Diagnostics
on the host computer, and then start up Server Diagnostics on the client server.
To start up Server Diagnostics, set the startup volume of the server to the volume
or disk image containing Server Diagnostics. If Mac OS X Server starts up by default
on your server, you can change the startup disk in the Startup Disk pane of System
Preferences. Otherwise, you can temporarily change the startup disk by holding down
a particular key while starting up the server:
Hold down this key at server startup
Choose the Server Diagnostics volume before
starting up Mac OS X
Start up the preinstalled Server Diagnostics EFI
or start up Server Diagnostics EFI from the Admin
Tools CD in the server’s optical drive
Start up using the Server Diagnostics EFI disk
image from a NetBoot server
F1 or a specific combination of Xserve front panel