I recently acquired a used Dell PowerEdge 1655mc blade server with 6 functioning blade units. I need to wipe each of the blade units, reinstall them with fresh copies of Linux, and otherwise get this beast set up.
This is my first experience with this kind of server, so I feel like I'm flying blind right now. I figure the first step is to get into the System Management Module, but I'm not clear on how to go about doing that. Do I need to get a null modem cable or will the ethernet management port work as well?
This machine looks like it was pulled and then not wiped clean, so whatever settings were in place before are probably there now.
Any help on getting into this machine so I can get it configured would be great. The Dell docs are helpful to a degree, but they seem to assume some knowledge of which I'm not quite familiar with.