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2nd serial port on new 1U server

By douort ·
I just set up a new HP DL360G3 1U server with NW6. These new servers only come with 1 embedded serial port, which I am using with a modem. I need a 2nd serial port for my APC UPS connection (Powerchute).
I found an add-n serial card from SIIG and installed it in one of the 2 PCI slots.
Now how do I load AIOCOMX for the second serial card so that Powerchute knows which card it's connected to?
Here's what I've got now for the modem:

LOAD AIO
LOAD AIOCOMX INT=4 PORT=3F8 #COM1

If I just add another line like this:
LOAD AIOCOMX INT=3 PORT=2F8 NOFIFO #COM2

will this work, assuming the Powerchute software will detect it's on COM2?

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by BudTheGrey In reply to 2nd serial port on new 1U ...

You're right that simply adding another LOAD AIOCOMX ... line is all that's needed. The trick is to determine the INT= and PORT= settings that this card is using.

When the server is doing it's start-up thing, go into the BIOS settings and see ifit detected the second COM port and if so, what resources it assigned to it.

I'm not sure it will; the couple of PCI serial cards I've used were plug-n-pray type, meaning they for funky IRQ & port assignments from the OS after drivers and what not were loaded for it.

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by Bionic Monster In reply to 2nd serial port on new 1U ...

You are correct. However, an easier way is to let the install software from APC find the serial port and configure the script for you automatically during installation of their monitoring software.

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