The other day Martin and I were changing some things around on the computer shop’s network and we needed to modify the IP address of the credit card machine so it would operate properly on our new setup. While changing the Internet Protocol address isn’t very hard the issue we ran into was figuring out how to type a period after each octet of the IP. After some fooling around we figured it out and we have explained all of the steps below to modify the IP address of a Vx570 CC machine.
One thing that can be annoying on Dell servers is the long boot process though you can modify the BIOS and other items to make the boot process faster. One of this first things I always do is disable the PXE boot delay by making a modification to the BIOS and by modifying the settings of the Intel Boot Agent. A better view and description of the PXE boot delay on a Dell Poweredge 650 is displayed below as well as both of the modifications used to minimize the delay of the PXE Intel Boot Agent.