GSA does not boot and asks you to press F1 key
Summary: Google Search appliance doesn't fully boot up and stops after BIOS check asking for F1 key.
Cause: If the search appliance finds a hardware-related change while booting up, it stops after BIOS check asking you to press F1 to Continue or F2 for System Setup.
Fix: Reboot the appliance and proceed by pressing F1 key. Do not press F2 key.
- Monitor the boot messages for any errors. If you see any errors reported by BIOS, please file a support ticket with those error messages in the description. If possible, please take a picture of those messages and attach it to the support ticket.
- If the search appliance still shows the same error asking for F1 or F2, please proceed with F1 key. Do not press F2 key. The BIOS might show a default IP address (192.168.0.120) but you can ignore this. The search appliance will not loose the existing network configuration.
- Monitor the boot messages for any errors.