You can manually set all the addresses the terminal needs in NVRAM. This is useful if you have just a few terminals to configure or if address resolution protocols are not running on the boot host. This method is less flexible than discovering addresses from the network because if you move the terminal to another network, you must reconfigure the addresses.
You can place other information in NVRAM, such as the name of an X server to download.
To configure a terminal to obtain addresses from NVRAM, set the following in Setup -> Change Setup Parameters:
Use Address Discovery toggle so the terminal does not attempt to discover addresses from the network.
You must enter at least the IP address of the terminal in
IP Address at Next Boot.
If the terminal is booting through a gateway, set the
Initial Default Gateway 1, and
Initial Gateway 2 (if you have more than one gateway). The terminal uses the boot host as a gateway if these fields are left at 0.0.0.0 (the default).
If desired, set the Broadcast Address. The default address of 255.255.255.255 works, although the Boot Monitor displays error messages as the terminal boots.
Primary Boot Source is set to TFTP or NFS.
TCP/IP Desired Server to the network address of the boot host. Set the
Tertiary Server fields, if desired, to designate backup boot servers.
Apply to save addresses in NVRAM.
The next time the terminal boots, the Boot Monitor uses the addresses stored in NVRAM.
For more information about saving configuration settings set through the Setup menus or remote configuration files to NVRAM, see the System Administrator's Guide for UNIX Systems.