POST F1 Prompt

Use this option to configure how the system displays the F1 key in the server POST screen. When enabled and an error occurs, you can press the F1 key to continue with the server power-up sequence.

A series of system tests execute during POST and:

  • If failures occur that allow the system to continue operating, the system continues to boot and then posts a message.

  • If critical components fail or are missing, the server attempts to boot. If it can boot, it posts a message and, when enabled, an F1 prompt.

  • If the system cannot run with the missing or failed components, it halts until those components are replaced.