25r4647
xSeries 236
Install options:
• Drives
• Microprocessors
• Adapters
• Memory
Type 8841
Installation Guide
Cable the server
and options
Welcome. . .
Thank you for buying an
IBM xSeries server. Your server
is based on the X-Architecture
technology, and it features
superior performance, availability,
and scalability.
Start the server
Did the server
start correctly?
No
Yes
This server Installation Guide
contains information for setting
up and configuring your server.
For detailed information about
your server, view the publications
on the Documentation CD.
You can also find the most
current information about your
server on the IBM Web site at:
http://www.ibm.com/pc/support
Use ServerGuide
to set up and
configure hardware
Did configuration
complete?
Go to the Server Support
flowchart
No
Yes
Use
ServerGuide to
install operating
system?
Yes
Install applications,
such as IBM systems
management software
and IBM ServeRAID
programs
System is ready to use.
Go to the Server Support
flowchart to register
and profile your server.
No
Go to the Web for instructions,
http://www.ibm.com/pc/support
Server Support
Server working
properly?
Yes
Register your computer. Go to
http://www.ibm.com/pc/register/
No
Check all cables for loose connections
and verify that all optional devices you
installed are on the ServerProven list.
You can view the ServerProven list at
http://www.ibm.com/pc/compat/
Problem
solved?
View information about IBM support line at
http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products/
or view support telephone numbers at
http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/
Yes
No
View support telephone numbers at
http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/
Use the troubleshooting
information provided with
your server to determine
the cause of the problem
and the action to take.
Problem
solved?
Yes
No
Flash the latest levels of BIOS
and service processor code.
You can download this code at
http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/
Yes
Problem
solved?
Hardware
No
Hardware or
software problem?
Software
IBM xSeries 236 Type 8841
Installation Guide
Note:
Before using this information and the product it supports, read the general information in Appendix B, “IBM Statement of Limited
Warranty Z125-4753-08 04/2004,” on page 57, and Appendix C, “Notices,” on page 75.
Second Edition (March 2005)
© Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 2005. All rights reserved.
US Government Users Restricted Rights – Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract
with IBM Corp.
Contents
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
Chapter 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . .
The IBM xSeries Documentation CD . . . . . . .
Hardware and software requirements . . . . . .
Using the Documentation Browser . . . . . . .
Notices and statements used in this document . . . .
Features and specifications . . . . . . . . . . .
Major components of the xSeries 236 Type 8841 server
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Chapter 2. Installing options . . . . . . . .
Installation guidelines . . . . . . . . . . .
System reliability guidelines. . . . . . . .
Working inside the server with the power on .
Handling static-sensitive devices . . . . . .
Removing the server door . . . . . . . . .
Removing the server side cover and bezel . . .
Removing the side cover . . . . . . . .
Removing the bezel . . . . . . . . . .
Installing a memory module . . . . . . . .
Installing a hot-swap hard disk drive . . . . .
Installing an additional microprocessor . . . .
Installing an adapter . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing a hot-plug adapter (slot 6) . . . .
Installing an IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II
Installing the ServeRAID-7k adapter . . . .
Completing the installation. . . . . . . . .
Connecting the cables . . . . . . . . .
Updating the server configuration . . . . .
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Chapter 3. Server controls, LEDs,
Front view . . . . . . . . .
Rear view . . . . . . . . . .
Server power features . . . . .
Turning on the server . . . .
Turning off the server . . . .
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Chapter 4. Configuring the server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Configuration/Setup Utility program . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the baseboard management controller utility programs . . . . . . . .
Using the baseboard management controller setup utility program . . . . .
Using the baseboard management controller configuration utility program
Using the baseboard management controller firmware update utility program
Using the baseboard management controller SDR/FRU update utility program
Using the baseboard management controller management utility program
Using the SCSISelect Utility program for Adaptec HostRAID configuration . . .
Enabling the SCSI HostRAID feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the SCSI HostRAID feature to perform a RAID level-0 configuration
Using the SCSI HostRAID feature to perform a RAID level-1 configuration
Using the SCSI HostRAID feature to perform a RAID level-10 configuration
Viewing the configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using ServeRAID Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Configuring the controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Using the PXE boot agent utility program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Chapter 5. Updating IBM Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Chapter 6. Solving problems . . . . . . . . . .
Diagnostic tools overview . . . . . . . . . . . .
POST beep code descriptions . . . . . . . . . .
POST error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ServerGuide problems . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting charts . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CD-ROM drive problems . . . . . . . . . . .
Diskette drive problems . . . . . . . . . . . .
Expansion enclosure problems . . . . . . . . .
General problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hard disk drive problems . . . . . . . . . . .
Intermittent problems. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyboard, mouse, or pointing-device problems . . .
Memory problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Microprocessor problems . . . . . . . . . . .
Monitor problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Option problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Serial connector problems . . . . . . . . . . .
Software problems . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Serial Bus device problems . . . . . .
Light path diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diagnosing problems using the light path diagnostics .
Light path diagnostics LEDs . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix A. Getting help and technical assistance
Before you call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the documentation . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting help and information from the World Wide Web
Software service and support . . . . . . . . .
Hardware service and support . . . . . . . . .
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Part 1 - General Terms . . . . . . .
Part 2 - Country-unique Terms . . . .
Part 3 - Warranty Information . . . .
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Edition notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product recycling and disposal . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery return program . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic emission notices . . . . . . . . . . . .
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) statement .
Industry Canada Class A emission compliance statement
Australia and New Zealand Class A statement . . . .
United Kingdom telecommunications safety requirement .
European Union EMC Directive conformance statement .
Taiwanese Class A warning statement . . . . . . .
Chinese Class A warning statement . . . . . . . .
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IBM xSeries 236 Type 8841: Installation Guide
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Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Contents
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Safety
Before installing this product, read the Safety Information.
Antes de instalar este produto, leia as Informações de Segurança.
Pred instalací tohoto produktu si prectete prírucku bezpecnostních instrukcí.
Læs sikkerhedsforskrifterne, før du installerer dette produkt.
Lees voordat u dit product installeert eerst de veiligheidsvoorschriften.
Ennen kuin asennat tämän tuotteen, lue turvaohjeet kohdasta Safety Information.
Avant d’installer ce produit, lisez les consignes de sécurité.
Vor der Installation dieses Produkts die Sicherheitshinweise lesen.
Prima di installare questo prodotto, leggere le Informazioni sulla Sicurezza.
Les sikkerhetsinformasjonen (Safety Information) før du installerer dette produktet.
Antes de instalar este produto, leia as Informações sobre Segurança.
© Copyright IBM Corp. 2005
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Antes de instalar este producto, lea la información de seguridad.
Läs säkerhetsinformationen innan du installerar den här produkten.
Important:
All caution and danger statements in this documentation begin with a number. This
number is used to cross reference an English caution or danger statement with
translated versions of the caution or danger statement in the IBM Safety Information
book.
For example, if a caution statement begins with a number 1, translations for that
caution statement appear in the IBM Safety Information book under statement 1.
Be sure to read all caution and danger statements in this documentation before
performing the instructions. Read any additional safety information that comes with
the server or optional device before you install the device.
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IBM xSeries 236 Type 8841: Installation Guide
Statement 1:
DANGER
Electrical current from power, telephone, and communication cables is
hazardous.
To avoid a shock hazard:
v Do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform installation,
maintenance, or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical
storm.
v Connect all power cords to a properly wired and grounded electrical
outlet.
v Connect to properly wired outlets any equipment that will be attached to
this product.
v When possible, use one hand only to connect or disconnect signal
cables.
v Never turn on any equipment when there is evidence of fire, water, or
structural damage.
v Disconnect the attached power cords, telecommunications systems,
networks, and modems before you open the device covers, unless
instructed otherwise in the installation and configuration procedures.
v Connect and disconnect cables as described in the following table when
installing, moving, or opening covers on this product or attached
devices.
To Connect:
To Disconnect:
1. Turn everything OFF.
1. Turn everything OFF.
2. First, attach all cables to devices.
2. First, remove power cords from outlet.
3. Attach signal cables to connectors.
3. Remove signal cables from connectors.
4. Attach power cords to outlet.
4. Remove all cables from devices.
5. Turn device ON.
Safety
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Statement 2:
CAUTION:
When replacing the lithium battery, use only IBM Part Number 33F8354 or an
equivalent type battery recommended by the manufacturer. If your system has
a module containing a lithium battery, replace it only with the same module
type made by the same manufacturer. The battery contains lithium and can
explode if not properly used, handled, or disposed of.
Do not:
v Throw or immerse into water
v Heat to more than 100°C (212°F)
v Repair or disassemble
Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.
Statement 3:
CAUTION:
When laser products (such as CD-ROMs, DVD drives, fiber optic devices, or
transmitters) are installed, note the following:
v Do not remove the covers. Removing the covers of the laser product could
result in exposure to hazardous laser radiation. There are no serviceable
parts inside the device.
v Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than
those specified herein might result in hazardous radiation exposure.
DANGER
Some laser products contain an embedded Class 3A or Class 3B laser
diode. Note the following.
Laser radiation when open. Do not stare into the beam, do not view directly
with optical instruments, and avoid direct exposure to the beam.
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Statement 4:
≥ 18 kg (39.7 lb)
≥ 32 kg (70.5 lb)
≥ 55 kg (121.2 lb)
CAUTION:
Use safe practices when lifting.
Statement 5:
CAUTION:
The power control button on the device and the power switch on the power
supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device
also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current
from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power
source.
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Statement 8:
CAUTION:
Never remove the cover on a power supply or any part that has the following
label attached.
Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels are present inside any
component that has this label attached. There are no serviceable parts inside
these components. If you suspect a problem with one of these parts, contact
a service technician.
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IBM xSeries 236 Type 8841: Installation Guide
Chapter 1. Introduction
This Installation Guide contains instructions for setting up your IBM® Eserver™
xSeries® 236 Type 8841 server and basic instructions for installing some options.
More detailed instructions for installing options are in the Option Installation Guide
on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD, which comes with the server. This
document contains information about:
v Setting up and cabling the server
v Starting and configuring the server
v Installing some options
v Solving problems
The server might have features that are not described in the documentation that
you received with the server. The documentation might be updated occasionally to
include information about those features, or technical updates might be available to
provide additional information that is not included in the server documentation.
These updates are available from the IBM Web site. Complete the following steps
to check for updated documentation and technical updates:
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Go to http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/.
In the Learn section, click Online publications.
On the ″Online publications″ page, in the Brand field, select Servers.
In the Family field, select xSeries 236.
Click Continue.
The server comes with an IBM ServerGuide™ Setup and Installation CD to help you
configure the hardware, install device drivers, and install the operating system.
The server comes with a limited warranty. You can obtain up-to-date information
about the server and other IBM server products at
http://www.ibm.com/eserver/xseries/.
Record information about the server in the following table. You will need this
information when you register the server with IBM.
Product name
Machine type
Model number
Serial number
Key serial number
Key manufacturer
Key phone number
IBM Eserver xSeries 236 server
8841
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The model number and serial number are on labels on the bottom of the server and
on the front, visible through the bezel, as shown in the following illustration.
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Model type/serial
number
Important: The server keys cannot be duplicated by a locksmith. If you lose them,
order replacement keys from the key manufacturer. The key serial number and the
telephone number of the manufacturer are on a tag that is attached to the keys.
If you plan to install the server in a rack, you must purchase a Tower-to-Rack Kit.
For a list of supported options for the server, see the ServerProven® list at
http://www.ibm.com/pc/compat/.
The IBM xSeries Documentation CD
The IBM xSeries Documentation CD contains documentation for the server in
Portable Document Format (PDF) and includes the IBM Documentation Browser to
help you find information quickly.
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Hardware and software requirements
The IBM xSeries Documentation CD requires the following minimum hardware and
software:
v Microsoft® Windows NT® 4.0 (with Service Pack 3 or later),Windows® 2000, or
Red Hat Linux.
Note: Microsoft NT is not supported on the xSeries 236.
v 100 MHz microprocessor.
v 32 MB of RAM.
v Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 (or later) or xpdf, which comes with Linux operating
systems. Acrobat Reader software is included on the CD, and you can install it
when you run the Documentation Browser.
Using the Documentation Browser
Use the Documentation Browser to browse the contents of the CD, read brief
descriptions of the documents, and view documents using Adobe Acrobat Reader or
xpdf. The Documentation Browser automatically detects the regional settings in use
in your system and displays the documents in the language for that region (if
available). If a document is not available in the language for that region, the English
version is displayed.
Use one of the following procedures to start the Documentation Browser:
v If Autostart is enabled, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The
Documentation Browser starts automatically.
v If Autostart is disabled or is not enabled for all users, use one of the following
procedures:
– If you are using a Windows operating system, insert the CD into the CD-ROM
drive and click Start --> Run. In the Open field, type
e:\win32.bat
where e is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive, and click OK.
– If you are using Red Hat Linux, insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive; then,
run the following command from the /mnt/cdrom directory:
sh runlinux.sh
Select the server from the Product menu. The Available Topics list displays all the
documents for the server. Some documents might be in folders. A plus sign (+)
indicates each folder or document that has additional documents under it. Click the
plus sign to display the additional documents.
When you select a document, a description of the document appears under Topic
Description. To select more than one document, press and hold the Ctrl key while
you select the documents. Click View Book to view the selected document or
documents in Acrobat Reader or xpdf. If you selected more than one document, all
the selected documents are opened in Acrobat Reader or xpdf.
To search all the documents, type a word or word string in the Search field and
click Search. The documents in which the word or word string appears are listed in
order of the most occurrences. Click a document to view it, and press Crtl+F to use
the Acrobat search function or Alt+F to use the xpdf search function within the
document.
Click Help for detailed information about using the Documentation Browser.
Chapter 1. Introduction
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Notices and statements used in this document
The caution and danger statements that appear in this document are also in the
multilingual Safety Information document, which is on the IBM xSeries
Documentation CD. Each statement is numbered for reference to the corresponding
statement in the Safety Information document.
The following notices and statements are used in this document:
v Notes: These notices provide important tips, guidance, or advice.
v Important: These notices provide information or advice that might help you avoid
inconvenient or problem situations.
v Attention: These notices indicate potential damage to programs, devices, or
data. An attention notice is placed just before the instruction or situation in which
damage could occur.
v Caution: These statements indicate situations that can be potentially hazardous
to you. A caution statement is placed just before the description of a potentially
hazardous procedure step or situation.
v Danger: These statements indicate situations that can be potentially lethal or
extremely hazardous to you. A danger statement is placed just before the
description of a potentially lethal or extremely hazardous procedure step or
situation.
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IBM xSeries 236 Type 8841: Installation Guide
Features and specifications
The following information is a summary of the features and specifications of the
server. Depending on the server model, some features might not be available, or
some specifications might not apply.
Table 1. Features and specifications
Microprocessor:
v Intel® Xeon™, 2.8 GHz or higher
depending on server model
v 1 MB Level-2 cache
v 800 MHz front-side bus (FSB)
v Support for up to two
microprocessors
Note: Use the Configuration/Setup
Utility program to determine the type
and speed of the microprocessor.
Memory:
v Standard: 512 MB or 1 GB,
depending on server model,
expandable to 16 GB
v Type: 400 MHz, registered, ECC,
PC2-3200 double data rate II,
SDRAM
v Sizes: 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, or
2 GB (when available) in pairs
v Connectors: two-way interleaved,
eight dual inline memory module
(DIMM) connectors
v Maximum: Four pairs of
single-stacked PC2-3200 DDRII
DIMMs
Drives standard:
v Diskette: 1.44 MB
v CD-ROM: IDE
Expansion bays:
v Six open hot-swap, slim-high,
3.5-inch drive bays
v Three 5.25-inch bays (CD-ROM drive
installed in one bay)
v One 3.5-inch removable-media drive
bay (diskette drive installed)
PCI expansion slots:
v One Active PCI-X™ (hot-plug) 133
MHz/64-bit
v Two PCI-X non-hot-plug 100
MHz/64-bit
v Two PCI Express x4 non-hot-plug
v One PCI non-hot-plug 33 MHz/32-bit
Predictive Failure Analysis® (PFA)
alerts:
v Power supplies
v Fans
v Memory
v Hard disk drives
v Microprocessors
v Voltage regulator modules (VRMs)
Integrated functions:
v Baseboard management controller
– Service processor with light path
diagnostics
– RS-485 (ASM interconnect)
– RJ-45 (Ethernet 10/100 ASM
interconnect)
– Support for IBM Remote Supervisor
Adapter II SlimLine
v Dual Broadcom 5721 10/100/1000
Ethernet controllers (dual stacked RJ-45
connectors)
v Two serial connectors
v One parallel connector
v Support for one external and one
optional external or internal Ultra320
SCSI connector (dual-channel SCSI
controller with RAID capabilities)
v Three Universal Serial Bus (USB) v2.0
connectors (one on the front and two on
the rear of the enclosure)
v Keyboard connector
v Mouse connector
v ATI Radeon RV7000-M video
– Compatible with SVGA
– 16 MB video memory
Note: The baseboard management
controller is also known as the service
processor.
Security features:
v Door lock
v Power-on and administrator passwords
v Remote-control security settings
v Selectable drive startup
v Keyboard password
v System-management security
– User login password
– Read-only or read/write access
– Dial-in call-back
Upgradeable microcode:
BIOS, diagnostics, and IBM Baseboard
Management Controller upgrades (when
available) can update EEPROMs on the Power supplies:
v Standard: One 670 watts (115-230 V
system board
ac)
v Upgradeable to two hot-swap power
supplies
Acoustical noise emissions:
v Without redundant fans installed
– Sound power, idle: 5.8 bel
– Sound power, operating: 5.8 bel
– Bystander sound pressure, idle: 43 dBa
– Bystander sound pressure, operating: 43
dBa
v With optional redundant fans installed
– Sound power, idle: 6.1 bel
– Sound power, operating: 6.1 bel
– Bystander sound pressure, idle: 46 dBa
– Bystander sound pressure, operating:
46 dBa
Electrical input:
v Sine-wave input (50-60 Hz) required
v Input voltage range automatically selected
v Input voltage low range:
– Minimum: 100 V ac
– Maximum: 127 V ac
v Input voltage high range:
– Minimum: 200 V ac
– Maximum: 240 V ac
v Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) approximately:
– Minimum: 0.1 kVA
– Maximum: 0.8 kVA
Heat output:
Approximate heat output in British thermal
units (Btu) per hour
v Minimum configuration: 341 Btu (100
watts/hour)
v Maximum configuration: 2600 Btu (760
watts/hour)
Environment:
v Air temperature:
– Server on: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
Altitude: 0 to 2134 m (7000 ft)
– Server off: -40° to +60°C (-40° to 140°F)
Maximum altitude: 2133 m (7000 ft)
v Humidity:
– Server on: 8% to 80%
– Server off: 8% to 80%
Size:
v Height: 440 mm (17.3 in.)
v Depth: 700 mm (27.5 in.)
v Width: 221 mm (8.7 in.)
v Weight: 33.5 kg (74 lb) to 45.8 kg (101 lb)
depending upon configuration
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Major components of the xSeries 236 Type 8841 server
Blue on a component indicates touch points, where you can grip the component to
remove it from or install it in the server, open or close a latch, and so on.
Orange on a component or an orange label on or near a component indicates that
the component can be hot-swapped, which means that if the server and operating
system support hot-swap capability, you can remove or install the component while
the server is running. (Orange can also indicate touch points on hot-swap
components.) See the instructions for removing or installing a specific hot-swap
component for any additional procedures that you might have to perform before you
remove or install the component.
The following illustration shows the major components in the server.
Note: The illustrations in this document might differ slightly from your hardware.
Memory modules
Microprocessor
Power supply
Rear fans
5 and 6
(optional)
Diskette drive
Center fans
3 and 4
CD-Rom drive
Operator information
panel
Air-baffle
Bezel
Front fans
1 and 2
Left-side cover
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Hard disk
drive
Adapter-support
bracket
Server door
Chapter 2. Installing options
This chapter provides basic instructions for installing hardware options in the server.
These instructions are intended for users who are experienced with setting up IBM
server hardware. If you need more detailed instructions, see the Option Installation
Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD.
Installation guidelines
Before you begin installing options, read the following information:
v Read the safety information beginning on page vii, and the guidelines in
“Handling static-sensitive devices” on page 8. This information will help you work
safely with the server and options.
v Make sure that you have an adequate number of properly grounded electrical
outlets for the server, monitor, and other devices.
v Back up all important data before you make changes to disk drives.
v Have a small flat-blade screwdriver available.
v You do not have to turn off the server to install or replace hot-swap power
supplies, hot-swap hard disk drives, hot-swap fans, or hot-plug Universal Serial
Bus (USB) devices.
v Blue on a component indicates touch points, where you can grip the component
to remove it from or install it in the server, open or close a latch, and so on.
v Orange on a component or an orange label on or near a component indicates
that the component can be hot-swapped, which means that if the server and
operating system support hot-swap capability, you can remove or install the
component while the server is running. (Orange can also indicate touch points on
hot-swap components.) See the instructions for removing or installing a specific
hot-swap component for any additional procedures that you might have to
perform before you remove or install the component.
v When you need to access the inside of the server, you might find it easier to lay
the server on its side.
v For a list of supported options for the server, go to
http://www.ibm.com/pc/compat/.
System reliability guidelines
To help ensure proper cooling and system reliability, make sure that:
v Each of the drive bays has a drive or a filler panel and electromagnetic
compatibility (EMC) shield installed in it.
v If the server has redundant power, each of the power-supply bays has a power
supply installed in it.
v There is adequate space around the server to allow the server cooling system to
work properly. Leave approximately 50 mm (2.0 in.) of open space around the
front and rear of the server. Do not place objects in front of the fans. For proper
cooling and airflow, replace the left-side cover before turning on the server.
Operating the server for extended periods of time (more than 30 minutes) with
the left-side cover removed might damage server components.
v You have followed the cabling instructions that come with optional adapters.
v You have replaced a failed fan within 48 hours.
v You have replaced a hot-swap drive within 2 minutes of removal.
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v You do not remove the air baffle while the server is running. Operating the server
without the air baffle might cause the microprocessor to overheat.
v Microprocessor socket 2 always contains either a microprocessor baffle or a
microprocessor and heat sink.
Working inside the server with the power on
The server supports hot-swap devices and is designed to operate safely while it is
turned on and the cover is removed. Follow these guidelines when you work inside
a server that is turned on:
v Avoid wearing loose-fitting clothing on your forearms. Button long-sleeved shirts
before working inside the server; do not wear cuff links while you are working
inside the server.
v Do not allow your necktie or scarf to hang inside the server.
v Remove jewelry, such as bracelets, necklaces, rings, and loose-fitting wrist
watches.
v Remove items from your shirt pocket, such as pens and pencils, that could fall
into the server as you lean over it.
v Avoid dropping any metallic objects, such as paper clips, hairpins, and screws,
into the server.
Handling static-sensitive devices
Attention: Static electricity can damage the server and other electronic devices.
To avoid damage, keep static-sensitive devices in their static-protective packages
until you are ready to install them.
To reduce the possibility of damage from electrostatic discharge, observe the
following precautions:
v Limit your movement. Movement can cause static electricity to build up around
you.
v Wear an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap, if one is available.
v Handle the device carefully, holding it by its edges or its frame.
v Do not touch solder joints, pins, or exposed circuitry.
v Do not leave the device where others can handle and damage it.
v While the device is still in its static-protective package, touch it to an unpainted
metal part of the server for at least 2 seconds. This drains static electricity from
the package and from your body.
v Remove the device from its package and install it directly into the server without
setting down the device. If it is necessary to set down the device, put it back into
its static-protective package. Do not place the device on the server cover or on a
metal surface.
v Take additional care when handling devices during cold weather. Heating reduces
indoor humidity and increases static electricity.
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Removing the server door
The following illustration shows how to remove the door from the server.
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Complete the following steps to remove the server door:
1. Read the safety information beginning on page vii, and “Installation guidelines”
on page 7.
2. Unlock and open the server door.
3. Locate the flange on the top edge of the door.
4. Press the flange downward while pressing outward on the door; then, lift the
door up and off the hinge. Set the door aside in a safe place.
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Removing the server side cover and bezel
Before you remove the side cover and bezel, read the safety information beginning
on page vii, and the guidelines in “Handling static-sensitive devices” on page 8.
Removing the side cover
The following illustration shows how to remove the side cover from the server.
Note: If you have not already removed the door, remove it as described in
“Removing the server door” on page 9.
Left-side cover
Coverrelease
latch
Complete the following steps to remove the server left-side cover:
1. Push the plastic cover-release latch near the edge of the side cover to the right
to release the cover.
2. While pushing the plastic cover-release latch, slide the side cover slightly toward
the rear of the server; the cover will stop after approximately 25 mm (1 inch).
Lift the cover off the server and set the cover aside.
Attention: For proper cooling and airflow, replace the cover before turning on
the server. Operating the server for extended periods of time (more than 30
minutes) with the cover removed might damage server components.
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Removing the bezel
The following illustration shows how to remove the bezel from the server.
Bezel-release lever
Complete the following steps to remove the bezel:
1. Remove the left-side cover and locate the bezel-release lever.
2. Press up on the bezel-release lever.
3. Pull the top of the bezel away from the chassis; then, lift the bezel to disengage
the bottom tabs.
4. Remove the bezel from the server and store the bezel in a safe place.
Installing a memory module
The following notes describe the types of dual inline memory modules (DIMMs) that
the server supports and other information that you must consider when installing
DIMMs:
v The server supports 400 MHz, 1.8 V, 240-pin, PC2-3200 single-stacked
double-data-rate (DDR) II, registered synchronous dynamic random-access
memory (SDRAM) with error correcting code (ECC) DIMMs. These DIMMs must
be compatible with the latest PC3200 SDRAM Registered DIMM specification.
For a list of supported options for the server, go to
http://www.ibm.com/us/compat/.
v When you install additional DIMMs, be sure to install them in pairs. The DIMMs
in each pair must be the same size, and type. You can mix compatible DIMMs
from various manufacturers.
v The second pair does not have to contain DIMMs of the same size, speed, type,
and technology as the first pair.
v The server supports Chipkill™ memory if the DIMMs are all type x4. Installing a
non-Chipkill memory DIMM or DIMM pair in the server, disables Chipkill memory.
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v You do not have to save new configuration information when installing or
removing DIMMs. The only exception is if you replace a faulty DIMM that was
marked as Disabled in the Memory Settings menu. In this case, you must
re-enable that memory row in the Configuration/Setup Utility program or reload
the default memory settings. See the User’s Guide on the IBM xSeries
Documentation CD for more information.
v When you restart the server after adding or removing a DIMM, the server
displays a message that the memory configuration has changed.
v See the Option Installation Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD for
more information about memory mirroring and the on-line spare feature.
The following illustration shows how to install DIMMs on the system board.
DIMM 8
DIMM 7
DIMM 6
DIMM 5
DIMM 4
DIMM 3
DIMM 2
DIMM 1
Install the DIMMs in the order shown in the following table.
Table 2. DIMM installation sequence
Pair
DIMM connectors
First
1 and 2
Second
3 and 4
Third
5 and 6
Fourth
7 and 8
Installing a hot-swap hard disk drive
The following notes describe the types of hard disk drives that the server supports
and other information that you must consider when installing a hard disk drive:
v The server supports up to six 1-inch (26 mm) slim-high, 3.5-inch, hot-swap hard
disk drives in the standard hot-swap bays.
v The hot-swap bays are arranged vertically in the standard hard disk drive cage;
the bay numbers are 0 through 5 (from bottom to top).
v For a list of supported options for the server, go to
http://www.ibm.com/us/compat/.
v Inspect the drive tray for signs of damage.
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v Make sure that the drive is correctly installed in the tray.
v If the server has an optional RAID adapter, see the documentation that comes
with the adapter for instructions for installing a hard disk drive.
v All hot-swap drives in the server should have the same throughput speed rating;
mixing speed ratings might cause all drives to operate at the lower throughput
speed.
v To minimize the possibility of damage to the hard disk drives when you are
installing them in a rack configuration, install the server in the rack before
installing the hard disk drives.
v You do not have to turn off the server to install hot-swap drives in the hot-swap
drive bays. However, you must turn off the server when performing any steps
that involve installing or removing cables.
v You can install three additional hot-swap hard disk drives in the server after you
install the 3-Pack Ultra320 Hot-Swap Expansion Kit. These drives are in the
optional hard disk drive cage. Connect the cable to J58 SCSI channel A on the
system board. See the instructions that come with this option for information.
v Some filler panels come with a slim filler.
v The SCSI ID for each hot-swap hard disk drive is printed on the bezel.
The following illustration shows how to install a hot-swap hard disk drive.
Slim
filler panel
Hard disk drive
Drive tray
Drive tray handle
(in open position)
Complete the following steps to install a hot-swap hard disk drive:
1. Read the safety information beginning on page vii, and “Installation guidelines”
on page 7.
2. Remove the filler panel from one of the empty hot-swap bays.
3. Make sure that the tray handle is open; then, install the hard disk drive into the
hot-swap bay.
Notes:
1. When you turn on the server, check the hard disk drive status LEDs to verify
that the hard disk drive is operating properly.
If the amber hard disk drive status LED for a drive is lit continuously, that drive
is faulty and must be replaced. If the green hard disk drive activity LED is
flashing, the drive is being accessed.
2. If the server will be configured for RAID operation using the integrated SCSI
controller with RAID capabilities or an optional ServeRAID™ controller, you must
configure the disk arrays before installing the operating system. See the
ServeRAID documentation on the IBM ServeRAID Support CD for additional
information about RAID operation and complete instructions for using
ServeRAID Manager.
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Installing an additional microprocessor
The following notes describe the type of microprocessor that the server supports
and other information that you must consider when installing a microprocessor:
v For a list of supported options for the server, go to
http://www.ibm.com/us/compat/.
v See the Option Installation Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD for
details on how to install a microprocessor.
v The server supports Intel Xeon 2.8 GHz or higher microprocessors in each
socket. If you are installing two microprocessors, they must be the same cache
size and type, and the same clock speed.
v Read the documentation that comes with the microprocessor to determine
whether you must update the basic input/output system (BIOS) code in the
server. To download the most current level of BIOS code for the server, go to
http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/.
v Obtain an SMP-capable operating system. For a list of supported operating
systems, go to http://www.ibm.com/pc/us/compat/.
v You can use the Configuration/Setup Utility program to determine the specific
type of microprocessor in the server.
Complete the following steps to install a microprocessor:
1. Read the safety information beginning on page vii, and “Installation guidelines”
on page 7.
2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and
all external cables.
3. Lay the server on its side; then, remove the cover and air-baffle assembly.
Attention: When you handle static-sensitive devices, take precautions to
avoid damage from static electricity. For details about handling these devices,
see “Handling static-sensitive devices” on page 8.
4. Remove the microprocessor baffle and the protective film from the second
microprocessor socket.
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Heatsink 2
Microprocessor 2
Microprocessor 2 VRM
Microprocessor
release lever
Microprocessor
baffle
5. Install the VRM.
6. Install the microprocessor:
a. Touch the static-protective package containing the new microprocessor to
any unpainted metal surface on the server; then, remove the microprocessor
from the package.
b. Rotate the locking lever on the microprocessor socket from its closed and
locked position until it stops or clicks in the fully open position
(approximately 135° angle).
Lever fully
open
Lever closed
c. Position the microprocessor over the microprocessor socket as shown in the
following illustration. Carefully press the microprocessor into the socket.
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Attention: To avoid bending the pins on the microprocessor, do not use
excessive force when pressing it into the socket.
Microprocessor
Microprocessor
orientation indicator
Microprocessor
connector
Microprocessorrelease lever
d. Close the microprocessor release lever to secure the microprocessor.
Heat sink
Retainer spring
Heat-sink locking
lever
Microprocessor
7. Open the heat-sink release lever and install a heat sink on the microprocessor;
then, close the release lever.
8. If you have other options to install or remove, do so now.
9. Replace the air-baffle assembly and cover. Go to “Completing the installation”
on page 22.
Installing an adapter
The following notes describe the types of adapters that the server supports and
other information that you must consider when installing an adapter:
v Locate the documentation that comes with the adapter and follow those
instructions in addition to the instructions in this section. If you must change the
switch or jumper settings on the adapter, follow the instructions that come with
the adapter.
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v Avoid touching the components and gold-edge connectors on the adapter.
v You can install full-length adapters and non-hot-plug adapters in slots 4 and 5.
v The hot-plug slot (slot 6) supports full and half-length hot-plug and non-hot-plug
adapters. The hot-plug feature is operating system dependant. See the
documentation that comes with your operating system to see if it supports this
feature.
v The 32-bit PCI slot (slot 1) supports 5.0 V and 3.3V PCI adapters, with the
exception that you cannot install a long adapter in slot 1 on servers with a
ServeRAID-7k adapter installed.
v The 64-bit PCI-X slots 4 through 6 support 3.3 V signaling PCI or PCI-X
adapters; they do not support 5.0 V signaling adapters.
v The PCI bus configuration is as follows:
– Non-hot-plug, 33 MHz 32-bit PCI slot 1 is on PCI bus A.
– Non-hot-plug, 64-bit PCI Express x4 slot 2 is on PCI bus B (independent of
slots 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6).
– Non-hot-plug, 64-bit PCI Express x4 slot 3 is on PCI bus C (independent of
slots 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6).
– Non-hot-plug, 100 MHz 64-bit PCI-X slots 4 and 5 and the integrated SCSI
controller with RAID capabilities are on PCI bus D.
– Hot-plug, 133 MHz 64-bit PCI-X slot 6 is on PCI bus F.
Note: If an optional ServeRAID controller is installed, it overrides the standard
functionality of the integrated SCSI controller with RAID capabilities. The
ServeRAID controller must be installed in its dedicated connector on the system
board.
v The system scans PCI and PCI-X slots 1 through 6 to assign system resources.
The system then starts (boots) the system devices in the following order, if you
have not changed the default boot precedence: integrated Ethernet controller,
integrated SCSI controller with RAID capabilities, and then PCI and PCI-X slots 1
through 6.
Note: To change the boot precedence for PCI and PCI-X devices, start the
Configuration/Setup Utility program and select Start Options from the main
menu. See the User’s Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD for details
about using the Configuration/Setup Utility program.
v The server uses a rotational interrupt technique to configure PCI adapters so that
you can install PCI adapters that do not support sharing of PCI interrupts.
Complete the following steps to install an adapter:
Note: If you are installing a hot-plug adapter go to “Installing a hot-plug adapter
(slot 6)” on page 19.
1. Read the safety information beginning on page vii, and “Installation guidelines”
on page 7.
2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and
all external cables. Remove the cover.
3. See the documentation that comes with the adapter for any cabling instructions
and information about jumper or switch settings. (It might be easier for you to
route cables before you install the adapter.)
4. Lift the adapter-retention latch and remove the expansion-slot cover.
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Backup expansion-slot
screws
Adapterretention
latch
Expansionslot cover
Adapter
Adapterretention
clip
Adapter-support
bracket
5. If you are installing a full-length adapter, remove the blue adapter guide (if any)
from the end of the adapter; then, lift the adapter-retention clip on the
adapter-support bracket. Otherwise, continue with the next step.
Adapter guide
6. Press the adapter firmly into the expansion slot, lower the adapter-retention
latch, and make sure that the latch is in the locked (closed) position.
Attention: Incomplete insertion might cause damage to the system board or
the adapter.
7. Connect any needed cables to the adapter.
8. If you have other options to install or remove, do so now.
9. Replace the cover. Go to “Completing the installation” on page 22.
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Installing a hot-plug adapter (slot 6)
You do not have to turn off the server to install a hot-plug adapter in slot 6.
However, you must turn off the server when performing any steps that involve
installing or removing cables.
The following illustration shows how to install a PCI or PCI-X hot-plug adapter.
Adapterretention
latch
Tab
PCI-X
divider
Adapter
Adapterretention
clip
Adapter-support
bracket
Complete the following steps to install a hot-plug PCI or PCI-X adapter:
1. Read the safety information beginning on page vii, and “Installation guidelines”
on page 7.
2. Remove the cover.
3. Open the adapter-retention latch and remove the expansion-slot cover.
Attention: Expansion slot covers must be installed on all empty slots. This
maintains the electronic emissions characteristics of the server and ensures
proper cooling of system components.
4. If you are installing a full-length adapter, remove the blue adapter guide (if any)
from the end of the adapter; then, lift the adapter-retention clip on the
adapter-support bracket. Otherwise, continue with the next step.
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Adapter guide
5. See the documentation that comes with the adapter for any cabling instructions
and information about jumper or switch settings.
Attention: Incomplete insertion might cause damage to the system board or
the adapter.
6. Press the adapter firmly into the expansion slot.
7. Close the adapter-retention latch and if necessary, the adapter-retention clip.
Important: Power cannot be provided to the adapter slot if the latch is not
lowered into place.
8. Connect any needed cables to the adapter.
Note: See the documentation that comes with the operating system for
information about enabling a hot-plug PCI-X slot.
9. If you have other options to install or remove, do so now.
10. Replace the cover. Go to “Completing the installation” on page 22.
Installing an IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine
The optional IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine must be installed in its
dedicated connector on the system board. See the illustration on page 22 for the
location of the connector on the system board. The Remote Supervisor Adapter II
SlimLine is not cabled to the system board.
Complete the following steps to install the Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine:
1. Read the safety information beginning on page vii, and “Installation guidelines”
on page 7.
2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and
all external cables. Remove the cover and air baffle assembly.
3. Assemble the Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine and Interposer card:
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Connector
Standoffs
Interposer card
Mounting hole
Remote Supervisor
Adapter II SlimLine
Standoffs
Mounting hole
a. Insert the standoffs that come with the option into the mounting holes in the
Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine.
b. Align the mounting holes in the Interposer card with the standoffs; then,
align the connector on the card with the connector on the Remote
Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine.
c. Press the Interposer card and Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine
together until they snap together.
4. Press the Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine guide into place on the
system board.
Remote Supervisor Adapter II
SlimLine
Remote Supervisor Adapter II
SlimLine guide
Remote Supervisor Adapter II
SlimLine connector
5. Position the entire adapter assembly so that the edge connector on the
Interposer card is at the rear of the server.
6. Carefully grasp the assembly by its top edge or upper corners, and align it with
the Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine guide and the connector on the
system board.
Attention: Incomplete insertion might cause damage to the system board or
the adapter.
7. Press the assembly firmly into the connector and under the retention latch on
the Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine guide.
8. If you have other options to install or remove, do so now.
9. Replace the air-baffle assembly and cover. Go to “Completing the installation”
on page 22.
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Installing the ServeRAID-7k adapter
The optional ServeRAID-7k adapter must be installed in its dedicated connector on
the system board. See the following illustration for the location of the connector on
the system board. The ServeRAID-7k adapter is not cabled to the system board
and no rerouting of the SCSI cable is required.
Complete the following steps to install the ServeRAID-7k adapter:
ServeRAID-7k
adapter
ServeRAID-7k
connector
1. Read the safety information beginning on page vii, and “Installation guidelines”
on page 7.
2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and
all external cables. Remove the cover and air baffle assembly.
Attention: To avoid breaking the retaining clips or damaging the
ServeRAID-7k adapter connector, open and close the clips gently.
3. Open the retaining clip on each end of the ServeRAID-7k adapter connector.
4. Touch the static-protective package containing the ServeRAID-7k adapter to any
unpainted metal surface on the server. Then, remove the ServeRAID-7k adapter
from the package.
5. Turn the ServeRAID-7k adapter so that the ServeRAID-7k adapter keys align
correctly with the connector. The green battery pack of the ServeRAID-7k
adapter should be facing away from the microprocessor sockets.
Attention: Incomplete insertion might cause damage to the system board or
the ServeRAID-7k adapter.
6. Press the ServeRAID-7k adapter firmly into the connector.
7. If you have other options to install or remove, do so now.
8. Replace the air-baffle assembly and cover. Go to “Completing the installation.”
Completing the installation
Complete the following steps to complete the installation:
1. Install the bezel, cover, and door.
2. Connect the cables and power cords. See “Connecting the cables” for more
information.
Connecting the cables
Notes:
1. Make sure you turn off the server before connecting any cables to or
disconnecting any cables from the server or hot-plug adapter.
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2. For additional cabling instructions, see the User’s Guide on the IBM xSeries
Documentation CD and the documentation that comes with the options. It might
be easier for you to route any cables before you install certain options.
3. Cable identifiers are printed on the cables that come with the server and
options. Use these identifiers to connect the cables to the correct connectors.
For example, the hard disk drive cables are labeled “HDD option.”
Two cable-restraint brackets are on the rear of the server. Route the power cord
through the power-cord restraint bracket. After you connect the cables to the
selected devices, route the cables (for example, the cables that are connected to
the I/O connectors) through the I/O cable-restraint bracket.
The following illustration shows the location of the input and output connectors on
the rear of the server.
Note: The USB 3 connector is on the front of the server. (See “Front view” on page
25 for the USB 3 connector location.)
Keyboard
Mouse
Parallel
USB 1
USB 2
Serial 1
ASM
Remote Supervisor
Adapter II
SlimLine Ethernet
External SCSI
(Knockout)
Video
ATTENTION:
POWER SUPPLY
FILLER
REQUIRED FOR
SYSTEM COOLING
WITH EMPTY SLOT
DO NOT THROW AWAY
Ethernet
(System)
Serial 2
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Updating the server configuration
When you start the server for the first time after you add or remove an internal
option or external SCSI device, you might receive a message that the configuration
has changed. The Configuration/Setup Utility program starts automatically so that
you can save the new configuration settings. For more information, see the section
about configuring the server in the User’s Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation
CD.
Some options have device drivers that you must install. See the documentation that
comes with each option for information about installing device drivers.
The server comes with at least one microprocessor. If more than one
microprocessor is installed, the server can operate as a symmetric multiprocessing
(SMP) server. You might have to upgrade the operating system to support SMP. For
more information, see the section about using the ServerGuide Setup and
Installation CD in the User’s Guide and the operating-system documentation.
If the server has an optional RAID adapter and you have installed or removed a
hard disk drive, see the documentation that comes with the RAID adapter for
information about reconfiguring the disk arrays.
If you have installed a Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine to manage the server
remotely, see the Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine User’s Guide, which
comes with the option, for information about setting up, configuring, and using the
option.
For information about configuring the integrated Gigabit Ethernet controller, see the
User’s Guide.
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Chapter 3. Server controls, LEDs, and power
This chapter describes the controls and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and how to
turn the server on and off.
Front view
The following illustration shows the controls, LEDs, and connectors on the front of
the server.
Note: The front bezel door is not shown so that the drive bays are visible.
CD-eject button
CD-ROM drive
activity LED
(green)
Power-control
button shield
(if installed)
Operator
information
panel
USB 3 connector
Disketteeject button
Diskette drive
activity LED
Power-control
button
Hard disk
drive status
LED (amber)
Reset
button
Hard disk
drive activity
LED (green)
Coverrelease
latch
Model type/serial
number
Operator information panel: This panel contains LEDs. The following illustration
shows the LEDs on the operator information panel.
The following LEDs are on the operator information panel:
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v System Power-on LED: When this LED is lit and not flashing, it indicates that
the server is turned on. When this LED is flashing, it indicates that the server is
turned off and still connected to an ac power source. When this LED is off, it
indicates that ac power is not present, or the power supply or the LED itself has
failed. A power LED is also on the rear of the server.
v System POST-complete LED: When this green LED is lit, it indicates POST
was completed without any errors.
v Hard Disk Drive activity LED: When this green LED is flashing rapidly, it
indicates that there is activity on a hard disk drive.
v System-information LED: When this amber LED is on, the server power
supplies are nonredundant, or some other noncritical event has occurred. The
event is recorded in the error log. Check the light path diagnostic panel for more
information (see the Hardware Maintenance Manual and Troubleshooting Guide
on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD).
v System-error LED: When this amber LED is lit, it indicates that a system error
has occurred. Use the diagnostic LED panel and the system service label on the
inside of the left-side cover to further isolate the error. See the Hardware
Maintenance Manual and Troubleshooting Guide on the IBM xSeries
Documentation CD for additional information.
v System locator LED: Use this LED to visually locate the server among other
servers. You can use IBM Director to light this LED remotely.
v Ethernet transmit/receive activity LED (Tx/Rx 1 or Tx/Rx 2): When these two
green LEDs are lit, they indicate that there is activity between the server and the
network.
USB 3 connector: Connect a USB device to this connector.
Diskette-eject button: Press this button to release a diskette from the diskette
drive.
Diskette drive activity LED: When this LED is lit, it indicates that the diskette drive
is in use.
Hard disk drive activity LED: When this LED is flashing, it indicates that the
associated hard disk drive is in use.
Hard disk drive status LED: When this LED is lit, it indicates that the associated
hard disk drive has failed. If an optional RAID adapter is installed in the server and
the LED flashes slowly (one flash per second), the drive is being rebuilt. If the LED
flashes rapidly (three flashes per second), the controller is identifying the drive.
Reset button: Press this button to reset the server and run the power-on self-test
(POST). You might have to use a pen or the end of a straightened paper clip to
press the button.
Power-control button: Press this button to turn the server on and off manually. A
power-control-button shield comes with the server. You can install this disk-shaped
shield to prevent the server from being turned off accidentally.
Power-control-button shield: You can install this circular disk over the
power-control button to prevent the server from being turned off accidently.
CD-ROM drive activity LED: When this LED is lit, it indicates that the CD-ROM
drive is in use.
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CD-eject button: Press this button to release a CD from the CD-ROM drive.
Rear view
The following illustration shows the connectors and LEDs on the rear of the server.
Keyboard connector
Mouse connector
ASM
Parallel connector
Ethernet link LED
Serial 1 connector
Remote Supervisor
Adapter II
SlimLine Ethernet
USB 1 connector
Ethernet activity LED
Power cord connector
Ethernet link 2
status LED
AC power LED
DC power LED
Ethernet connectors 1 and 2
USB 2 connector
ATTENTION:
POWER SUPPLY
FILLER
REQUIRED FOR
SYSTEM COOLING
WITH EMPTY SLOT
DO NOT THROW AWAY
Video connector
Ethernet link 1
status LED
Serial 2 connector
Keyboard connector: Connect a PS/2® keyboard to this connector.
Mouse connector: Connect a mouse or other PS/2 device to this connector.
Parallel connector: Connect a parallel device to this connector.
Serial 1 connector: Connect a 9-pin serial device to this connector.
USB 1 connector: Connect a USB device to this connector.
Ethernet link 1 status LED: This LED is on the Ethernet connector. When this
LED is lit, there is an active connection on the Ethernet port 1.
Ethernet connectors 1 and 2: Use these connectors to connect the server to a
network.
Ethernet link 2 status LED: This LED is on the Ethernet connector. When this
LED is lit, there is an active connection on the Ethernet port 2.
Serial 2 connector: Connect a 9-pin serial device to this connector.
Video connector: Connect a monitor to this connector.
USB 2 connector: Connect a USB device to this connector.
DC power LED: This green LED provides status information about the power
supply. During typical operation, both the ac and dc power LEDs are lit. For any
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other combination of LEDs, see the Hardware Maintenance Manual and
Troubleshooting Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD.
AC power LED: This green LED provides status information about the power
supply. During typical operation, both the ac and dc power LEDs are lit. For any
other combination of LEDs, see the Hardware Maintenance Manual and
Troubleshooting Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD.
Power-cord connector: Connect the power cord to this connector.
Ethernet Activity LED: This LED is on the Ethernet connector. When it flashes, it
indicates that data is being transmitted or received between the server and the
network device that is connected to the connector. The flashing frequency is
proportional to the amount of traffic on the network link.
ASM: Use this connector to connect the server to an Advanced System
Management (ASM) network.
Ethernet link status LED: This LED is on the Ethernet connector. When this LED
is lit, there is an active connection on the Ethernet port.
Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine Ethernet: Use this connector to connect
the server to an optional Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine installed in another
server. This connector is enabled when the Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine
option is installed.
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Server power features
When the server is connected to an ac power source but is not turned on, the
operating system does not run, and all core logic except for the service processor is
shut down; however, the server can respond to requests from the service processor
(also called the baseboard management controller), such as a remote request to
turn on the server. The power-on LED flashes to indicate that the server is
connected to ac power but is not turned on.
Turning on the server
Approximately 20 seconds after the server is connected to ac power, the
power-control button becomes active, one or more fans might start running, and you
can turn on the server and start the operating system by pressing the power-control
button.
The server can also be turned on in any of the following ways:
v If a power failure occurs while the server is turned on, the server will restart
automatically when power is restored.
v If the server is connected to an Advanced System Management interconnect
network that contains at least one server with an optional Remote Supervisor
Adapter II SlimLine installed, the server can be turned on from the Remote
Supervisor Adapter user interface.
v If your operating system supports the systems-management software for an
optional Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine, the systems-management
software can turn on the server.
v If your operating system supports the Wake on LAN® feature, the Wake on LAN
feature can turn on the server.
Note: When 4 GB or more of memory (physical or logical) is installed, some
memory is reserved for various system resources and is unavailable to the
operating system. The amount of memory that is reserved for system resources
depends on the operating system, the configuration of the server, and the
configured PCI options.
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Turning off the server
When you turn off the server and leave it connected to ac power, the server can
respond to requests from the service processor, such as a remote request to turn
on the server. While the server remains connected to ac power, one or more fans
might continue to run. To remove all power from the server, you must disconnect it
from the power source.
Some operating systems require an orderly shutdown before you turn off the server.
See your operating-system documentation for information about shutting down the
operating system.
Statement 5:
CAUTION:
The power control button on the device and the power switch on the power
supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device
also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current
from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power
source.
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1
The server can be turned off in any of the following ways:
v You can turn off the server from the operating system, if your operating system
supports this feature. After an orderly shutdown of the operating system, the
server will be turned off automatically.
v You can press the power-control button to start an orderly shutdown of the
operating system and turn off the server, if your operating system supports this
feature.
v If the operating system stops functioning, you can press and hold the
power-control button for more than 4 seconds to turn off the server.
v If the server is connected to an Advanced System Management interconnect
network that contains at least one server with an optional Remote Supervisor
Adapter II SlimLine installed, the server can be turned off from the Remote
Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine user interface.
v If an optional Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine is installed in the server, the
server can be turned off from the Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine user
interface.
v If the Wake on LAN feature turned on the server, the Wake on LAN feature can
turn off the server.
v The integrated system management processor can turn off the server as an
automatic response to a critical system failure.
v You can turn off the server through a request from the service processor.
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Chapter 4. Configuring the server
The ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD provides software setup tools and
installation tools that are specifically designed for your IBM server. Use this CD
during the initial installation of the server to configure basic hardware features and
to simplify the operating-system installation.
In addition to the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD, you can use the following
configuration programs to customize the server hardware:
v Configuration/Setup Utility program
v Baseboard management controller utility programs
v SCSISelect Utility program for Adaptec® HostRAID™ configuration
For more information about these programs, see “Configuring the server” in the
User’s Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD.
Using the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD
The ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD provides state-of-the-art programs to
detect the server model and installed hardware options, configure the server
hardware, provide device drivers, and help you install the operating system. For
information about the supported operating-system versions, see the label on the
CD. If the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD did not come with the server, you
can download the latest version from http://www.ibm.com/pc/qtechinfo/MIGR4ZKPPT.html.
Complete the following steps to start the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD:
1. Insert the CD, and restart the server. If the CD does not start, see “ServerGuide
problems” on page 45.
2. Follow the instructions on the screen to:
a. Select your language.
b. Select your keyboard layout and country.
c. View the overview to learn about ServerGuide features.
d. View the readme file to review installation tips about your operating system
and adapter.
e. Start the setup and hardware configuration programs.
f. Start the operating-system installation. You will need your operating-system
CD.
Using the Configuration/Setup Utility program
The Configuration/Setup Utility program is part of the BIOS code. You can use it to:
v Change interrupt request (IRQ) settings
v Change the startup drive sequence
v Configure serial-connector assignments
v Enable USB keyboard and mouse support
v Resolve configuration conflicts
v Set the date and time
v Set passwords and security settings
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Complete the following steps to start the Configuration/Setup Utility program:
1. Turn on the server.
2. When the message Press F1 for Configuration/Setup appears, press F1. If
an administrator password has been set, you must type the administrator
password to access the full Configuration/Setup Utility menu.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Using the baseboard management controller utility programs
Use the baseboard management controller utility programs to configure the
baseboard management controller, download the firmware and sensor data
record/field replacable unit (SDR/FRU) data, and remotely manage a network.
Using the baseboard management controller setup utility program
Use the baseboard management controller setup utility program to view or change
baseboard management controller information, user management, LAN
configuration, and LAN alert settings.
Go to http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/ to download the program; then, copy the files
bmc.exe and Init.ini to a setup utility diskette.
Complete the following steps to start the baseboard management controller setup
utility program:
1. Turn on the server.
2. Insert the setup utility diskette into the diskette drive.
3. From a command line, type bmc and press Enter.
Note: The Intf.ini file parameters must be set correctly for the utility program to
interface with the baseboard management controller. To modify the Init.ini file, select
0 from the main menu and use the arrow keys to select values for the following
parameters:
v System Interface: This is the interface through which system software sends
and receives messages to and from the baseboard management controller.
Select KCS (keyboard controller style).
v Port Address: This is the base address for the system interface.
v Register Spacing: Select ByteBoundary, ThirtyTwoBitBoundary, or
SixteenBitBoundary.
v Channel Number: Use the arrow keys to select the channel number (0-15).
v DHCP Mode: This is the LAN configuration address source.
Using the baseboard management controller configuration utility
program
Use the baseboard management controller configuration utility program to view or
change the baseboard management controller configuration settings and to save
the configuration to a file for use on multiple servers.
Go to http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/ to download the utility program; then, copy
the file bmc_cfg.exe to a configuration utility diskette.
Complete the following steps to start the baseboard management controller
configuration utility program:
1. Turn on the server.
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2. Insert the configuration utility diskette into the diskette drive.
3. From a command line, type bmc_cfg and press Enter.
Note: The Int.ini file parameters must be set correctly for the utility program to
interface with the baseboard management controller. To modify the Int.ini file, use
the baseboard management controller setup utility program or a text editor.
Using the baseboard management controller firmware update utility
program
Use the baseboard management controller firmware update utility program to
download a baseboard management controller firmware update. This program
updates the baseboard management controller firmware only and does not affect
any device drivers.
Go to http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/ to download the program; then, copy the file
Flash.exe to a firmware update diskette.
To update the firmware, use one of the following procedures:
v If the Linux or Windows operating-system update package is available from the
World Wide Web and you have obtained the applicable update package, follow
the instructions that come with the update package.
v If you are using a diskette, complete the following steps:
1. Turn on the server.
2. Insert the firmware update diskette into the diskette drive.
3. From a command line, type flash -? and press Enter.
Important:
a. To ensure proper server operation, be sure to update the server
baseboard management controller firmware before updating the BIOS
code.
b. The Int.ini file parameters must be set correctly for the utility program to
interface with the baseboard management controller. Use the baseboard
management controller setup utility program or a text editor to modify the
Init.ini file.
Using the baseboard management controller SDR/FRU update utility
program
Use the baseboard management controller SDR/FRU update utility program to
download an SDR/FRU update.
Go to http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/ to download the program; then, copy the file
fsloader.exe to an SDR/FRU update diskette.
Complete the following steps to start the baseboard management controller
SDR/FRU update utility program:
1. Turn on the server.
2. Insert the SDR/FRU update diskette into the diskette drive.
3. From a command line, type fsloader -? and press Enter.
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Using the baseboard management controller management utility
program
Use the baseboard management controller management utility program to remotely
manage and configure a server network. The following features are available from
the program:
v IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) Shell
Use this feature to remotely perform power-management and system
identification control functions over a LAN or serial port interface from a
command-line interface. Use this feature also to remotely view the event log.
v Serial over LAN Proxy
Use this feature to remotely perform control and management functions over a
Serial over LAN network. Use this feature also to remotely view and change the
BIOS settings.
To download the utility program and create the baseboard management controller
management utility CD, go to http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/. The CD provides
information about installing and using the program.
Using the SCSISelect Utility program for Adaptec HostRAID
configuration
Use the SCSISelect Utility program to add RAID level-0, level-1, and level-10
functionality. Installing a ServeRAID-7k enables the SCSI controller to provide
additional RAID levels. This utility is part of the BIOS code in the server.
The SCSI RAID feature comes disabled by default. You must enable it and install
the device drivers before you can use it. SCSI RAID configuration utilities, device
drivers, and information are available on the ServeRAID-7e (Adaptec HostRAID)
Support CD. If this CD did not come with your server, you can download the IBM
ServeRAID-7e (Adaptec HostRAID) Support CD from the IBM Web site at
http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/.
Enabling the SCSI HostRAID feature
Complete the following steps to enable the SCSI HostRAID feature:
1. Turn on the server.
2. When the prompt Press <CTRL><A> for SCSISelect Utility appears, press
Ctrl+A. If you have set an administrator password, you are prompted to type the
password.
3. Use the arrow keys to select the channel for which you want to change settings
and press Enter.
4. Select Configure/View SCSI Controller Setting; then, select HostRAID.
5. Select Enabled.
6. Press Esc; then, select Yes to save the changes.
Using the SCSI HostRAID feature to perform a RAID level-0
configuration
The instructions in this section describe how to access the SCSI HostRAID feature
from the SCSISelect Utility program and perform an initial RAID level-0
configuration. If you install a different type of RAID adapter in the server, use the
configuration method described in the instructions that come with that adapter to
view or change SCSI settings for attached devices.
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See the documentation on the ServeRAID-7e (Adaptec HostRAID) Support CD for
additional information about how to use the SCSI HostRAID feature.
Configuring the controller
Complete the following steps to use the SCSI HostRAID feature to configure a
RAID level-0 array:
Note: You must have at least two hard disk drives installed in the server to
configure a RAID level-0 array.
1. From the SCSISelect main menu, select Configure/View HostRAID Settings.
2. From the list of ready drives, type C to create an array.
3. Select RAID-0 when asked to select the RAID type.
4. From the list of ready drives, select the two drives that you want to group into
the array.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Select Stripe Size.
Select Yes if the array is bootable.
Select Yes to create the array.
Press Esc to exit the utility.
Restart the server.
Using the SCSI HostRAID feature to perform a RAID level-1
configuration
The instructions in this section describe how to access the SCSI HostRAID feature
from the SCSISelect Utility program and perform an initial RAID level-1
configuration. If you install a different type of RAID adapter in the server, use the
configuration method described in the instructions that come with that adapter to
view or change SCSI settings for attached devices.
See the documentation on the ServeRAID-7e (Adaptec HostRAID) Support CD for
additional information about how to use the SCSI HostRAID feature.
Configuring the controller
Complete the following steps to use the SCSI HostRAID feature to configure a
RAID level-1 array:
Note: You must have at least two hard disk drives installed in the server to
configure a RAID level-1 array.
1. From the SCSISelect main menu, select Configure/View HostRAID Settings.
2. From the list of ready drives, type C to create an array.
3. Select RAID-1 when asked to select the RAID type.
4. From the list of ready drives, select the two drives that you want to group into
the array.
5. Select Create new RAID-1.
6. Type an identifier for the array.
7. Select Yes if the array is bootable.
8. Select Yes to create the array.
9. Press Esc to exit the utility.
10. Restart the server.
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Using the SCSI HostRAID feature to perform a RAID level-10
configuration
The instructions in this section describe how to access the SCSI HostRAID feature
from the SCSISelect Utility program and perform an initial RAID level-10
configuration. If you install a different type of RAID adapter in the server, use the
configuration method described in the instructions that come with that adapter to
view or change SCSI settings for attached devices.
See the documentation on the ServeRAID-7e (Adaptec HostRAID) Support CD for
additional information about how to use the SCSI HostRAID feature.
Configuring the controller
Complete the following steps to use the SCSI HostRAID feature to configure a
RAID level-10 array:
Note: You must have at least four hard disk drives installed in the server to
configure a RAID level-10 array.
1. From the SCSISelect main menu, select Configure/View HostRAID Settings.
2. From the list of ready drives, type C to create an array.
3. Select RAID-10 when asked to select the RAID type.
4. From the list of ready drives, select the drives that you want to group into the
array.
5. Select Stripe Size.
6. Type an identifier for the array.
7. Select Yes if the array is bootable.
8. Select Yes to create the array.
9. Press Esc to exit the utility.
10. Restart the server.
Viewing the configuration
You can use the SCSISelect Utility program to view information about the SCSI
controller. From the list of available arrays, select an array and press Enter. Press
Esc to exit the utility.
Using ServeRAID Manager
You can use the ServeRAID Manager program, which is on the IBM ServeRAID
Support CD, to:
v Configure a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) array
v Restore a SCSI hard disk drive to factory-default settings, erasing all data from
the disk
v View the RAID configuration and associated devices
v Monitor operation of the RAID controllers
The ServeRAID Manager program operates in two ways:
v Startable-CD mode
v As an installed software program
See the ServeRAID documentation on the IBM ServeRAID Support CD for
additional information about RAID technology and instructions for using ServeRAID
Manager.
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The Installation Guide for the server also contains instructions for using ServeRAID
Manager to configure the integrated SCSI controller with RAID capabilities.
Notes:
1. The integrated SCSI controller with RAID capabilities supports only RAID
level-0, RAID level-1, and RAID level-10. Installing an optional ServeRAID-7k
controller provides support for additional RAID levels.
2. If you install a different type of RAID adapter in the server, use the configuration
method described in the instruction that come with that adapter to view or
change SCSI settings for attached devices.
Before you install your operating system, you must configure the SCSI or
ServeRAID controller. You must use the configuration program on the IBM
ServeRAID Support CD to configure the integrated SCSI controller with RAID
capabilities or to configure an optional IBM ServeRAID controller.
Notes:
1. You cannot use the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD to configure the
optional controllers.
2. To update the firmware and BIOS code for an optional ServeRAID controller,
you must use the IBM ServeRAID Support CD that comes with the ServeRAID
option.
Configuring the controller
You can use the Configuration wizard to configure your controller. The Configuration
wizard provides two configuration options: Express and Custom. Express
configuration automatically configures your controller, and you can use Custom
configuration to configure your controller manually.
Note: If the integrated RAID controller has two channels, it will appear in the
ServeRAID Manager tree as two controller objects. However, you can configure
only one array and one RAID level-1 logical drive.
Using Express configuration
Express configuration automatically configures your controller. It creates an array by
grouping together the first two physical drives that appear in the ServeRAID
Manager tree, and it creates a RAID level-1 logical drive.
Complete the following steps to use Express configuration:
1. In the ServeRAID Manager tree, click the controller.
2. Click Express configuration.
3. Click Next. The “Configuration summary” window opens.
4. Review the information that is displayed in the “Configuration summary” window.
To change the configuration, click Modify arrays.
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Figure 1. “Configuration summary” window
5. Click Apply; then, click Yes when asked if you want to apply the new
configuration. The configuration is saved in the controller and in the physical
drives.
6. Exit from the ServeRAID Manager program and remove the CD from the
CD-ROM drive.
7. Restart the server.
Using Custom configuration
To configure your controller manually, select Custom configuration. Using Custom
configuration, you can select which two physical drives you want to configure and
create a hot-spare drive.
Complete the following steps to use Custom configuration:
1. In the ServeRAID Manager tree, click the controller.
2. Click Custom configuration.
3. Click Next. The “Create arrays” window opens.
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Figure 2. “Create arrays” window
4. From the list of ready drives, select the two drives you want to move to the
array.
5. Click
(Add selected drives) to add the drives to the array.
6. Complete the following steps if you want to configure a hot-spare drive:
a. Click the Spares tab.
b. Select the physical drive you want to designate as the hot-spare drive;
then, click
(Add selected drives).
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7. Click Next. The “Configuration summary” window opens.
Figure 3. “Configuration summary” window
8. Review the information that is displayed in the “Configuration summary”
window. To change the configuration, click Back.
9. Click Apply; then, click Yes when asked if you want to apply the new
configuration. The configuration is saved in the controller and in the physical
drives.
10. Exit from the ServeRAID Manager program, and remove the CD from the
CD-ROM drive.
11. Restart the server.
Using the PXE boot agent utility program
The Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) boot agent utility program is part of the
BIOS code. You can use it to specify the startup order of devices and enable or
disable operating-system wake-up support.
Note: The server does not support changing the network boot protocol or
specifying the startup order of devices through the PXE boot agent utility program.
Complete the following steps to start the PXE boot agent utility program:
1. Turn on the server.
2. When the Initializing Intel (R) Boot Agent Version X.X.XX PXE 2.0 Build
XXX (WfM 2.0) prompt appears, press Ctrl+S. You have 2 seconds (by default)
to press Ctrl+S after the prompt appears. If the prompt does not appear, use the
Configuration/Setup Utility program to enable the Ethernet PXE/DHCP option.
3. Use the arrow keys and press Enter to select a choice from the menu.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to change the settings of the selected
items; then, press Enter.
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Chapter 5. Updating IBM Director
If you plan to use IBM Director to manage the server, you must check for the latest
applicable IBM Director updates and interim fixes.
Complete the following steps to install the IBM Director updates and any other
applicable updates and interim fixes:
1. Check for the latest version of IBM Director:
a. Go to
http://www.ibm.com/pc/us/eserver/xseries/systems_management/dwnl.html.
b. If a newer version of IBM Director than what comes with the server is shown
in the drop-down list, follow the instructions on the Web page to download
the latest version.
2. Install the IBM Director program.
3. Download and install any applicable updates or interim fixes for the server:
a. Go to http://www.ibm.com.
b. Click Support & downloads.
c. Click Downloads & drivers.
d. In the search field, type director 8841 and click Submit.
e. Select any applicable update or interim fix that you want to download.
f. Click the file link for the executable file to download the file, and follow the
instructions in the readme file to install the update or interim fix.
g. Repeat steps 3e and 3f for any additional updates or interim fixes that you
want to install.
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Chapter 6. Solving problems
This chapter provides basic troubleshooting information to help you solve some
common problems that might occur while you are setting up the server.
If you cannot locate and correct the problem using the information in this chapter,
see Appendix A, “Getting help and technical assistance,” on page 55, the Hardware
Maintenance Manual and Troubleshooting Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation
CD, and the “Server Support” flowchart in the front of this document.
Diagnostic tools overview
The following tools are available to help you diagnose and solve hardware-related
problems:
v System POST-complete LED
When this green LED is lit, it indicates POST was completed without any errors.
v POST beep codes
The power-on self-test beep codes indicate the detection of a problem.
– One beep indicates successful completion of POST, with no errors.
– More than one beep indicates that POST detected a problem. Error messages
also appear during startup if POST detects a hardware-configuration problem.
See “POST beep code descriptions” and the Hardware Maintenance Manual
and Troubleshooting Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD for more
information.
v Troubleshooting charts
These charts list problem symptoms and steps to correct the problems. See
“Troubleshooting charts” on page 46 for more information.
v Diagnostic programs and error messages
The system diagnostic programs are provided in electrically erasable
programmable ROM (EEPROM) that is shared with BIOS. These programs test
the major components of the server. See the Hardware Maintenance Manual and
Troubleshooting Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD for more
information.
v Light path diagnostics
Use light path diagnostics to diagnose system errors quickly. See “Light path
diagnostics” on page 51 for more information.
POST beep code descriptions
POST emits one beep to signal successful completion. If POST detects a problem
during startup, other beep codes might occur. Use the following beep code
descriptions to help diagnose and solve problems that are detected during startup.
Note: See the Hardware Maintenance Manual and Troubleshooting Guide on the
IBM xSeries Documentation CD for more information about the POST beep codes.
One beep
POST was completed successfully without finding any errors.
Repeating long beeps
A memory error has occurred. Make sure that all DIMMs are correctly
installed.
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One long beep and two short beeps
A video error has occurred, and the BIOS code cannot initialize the monitor
screen to display additional information.
POST error messages
The following table provides an abbreviated list of the error messages that might
appear during POST. See the Hardware Maintenance Manual and Troubleshooting
Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD for more information about the POST
error messages.
Table 3. Abbreviated list of POST error messages
POST message
Failing device or problem
found
Suggested action
161
The real-time clock battery
has failed.
Replace the battery or call for service.
162
A device configuration has
changed.
v Run the Configuration/Setup Utility program; then, exit, saving
the configuration settings.
v Make sure that optional devices are turned on and installed
correctly.
163
The time of day has not
been set.
Set the date and time.
201
The memory configuration
has changed.
Make sure that DIMMs are fully seated and installed correctly.
289
A failing DIMM was
disabled.
Make sure that DIMMs are supported by the server and that they
are installed correctly.
301, 303
Keyboard and keyboard
controller
Make sure that the keyboard cable is connected and that nothing
is resting on the keyboard keys.
962
Parallel connector
configuration error
Run the Configuration/Setup Utility program and make sure that
the parallel connector setting is correct.
1162
Serial connector
configuration conflict
Run the Configuration/Setup Utility program and make sure that
the IRQ and I/O connector assignments that are needed by the
serial connector are available.
00019xxx
Microprocessor x is not
functioning or failed the
built-in self-test.
Make sure that microprocessor x is installed correctly. If the
problem remains, replace microprocessor x.
00180xxx
A PCI adapter requested a
resource that is not
available.
Run the Configuration/Setup Utility program and make sure that
the resources that are needed by the PCI adapter are available.
012980xx
Data for microprocessor x
Download and install the latest level of BIOS code.
POST could not find an
operating system.
Install an operating system.
012981xx
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ServerGuide problems
The following table lists problem symptoms and suggested solutions.
Table 4. ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD
Symptom
Suggested action
The ServerGuide Setup and
Installation CD will not start.
v Make sure that the server supports the ServerGuide program and has a
startable (bootable) CD-ROM (or DVD-ROM) drive.
v If the startup (boot) sequence settings have been altered, make sure that the
CD-ROM drive is first in the startup sequence.
v If more than one CD-ROM drive is installed, make sure that only one drive is set
as the primary drive. Start the CD from the primary drive.
The SCSI RAID program cannot v Make sure that there are no duplicate SCSI IDs or IRQ assignments.
view all installed drives, or the
v Make sure that the hard disk drive is connected correctly.
operating system cannot be
installed.
The operating-system
installation program
continuously loops.
Make more space available on the hard disk.
The ServerGuide program will
not start the operating-system
CD.
Make sure that the operating-system CD is supported by the ServerGuide program.
See the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD label for a list of supported
operating-system versions.
The operating system cannot be Make sure that the operating system is supported on the server. If the operating
installed; the option is not
system is supported, either there is no logical drive defined (SCSI RAID systems)
available.
or the ServerGuide System Partition is not present. Run the ServerGuide program
and make sure that setup is complete.
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Troubleshooting charts
The following tables list problem symptoms and suggested solutions. See the
Hardware Maintenance Manual and Troubleshooting Guide on the IBM xSeries
Documentation CD for more detailed troubleshooting charts. If you cannot find the
problem in these charts, run the diagnostic programs. If you have run the diagnostic
programs or if running the tests does not reveal the problem, call for service.
CD-ROM drive problems
Symptom
Suggested action
The CD-ROM drive is not
recognized.
Make sure that:
v The IDE channel to which the CD-ROM drive is attached (primary or secondary)
is enabled in the Configuration/Setup Utility program. If the server has a single
IDE channel, only the primary channel can be used.
v All cables and jumpers are installed correctly.
v The correct device driver is installed for the CD-ROM drive.
If the problem remains, call for service.
A CD is not working correctly.
Clean the CD.
If the problem remains, call for service.
The CD-ROM drive tray is not
working.
The server must be turned on for the CD-ROM drive tray to work.
Insert the end of a straighten paper clip into the manual tray-release opening.
If the problem remains, call for service.
Diskette drive problems
Symptom
Suggested action
The diskette drive activity LED
If there is a diskette in the drive, make sure that:
stays lit, or the server bypasses v The diskette drive cables are correctly and securely connected.
the diskette drive.
v The diskette drive is enabled in the Configuration/Setup Utility program.
v The diskette is good and not damaged. (Try another diskette if you have one.)
v The diskette contains the necessary files to start the server.
v Your software program is working correctly.
If the problem remains, call for service.
Expansion enclosure problems
Symptom
Suggested action
The SCSI expansion enclosure
used to work but does not work
now.
Make sure that:
v The cables for all external SCSI options are connected correctly.
v The last device in each SCSI chain, or the end of the SCSI cable, is terminated
correctly.
v Any external SCSI devices are turned on. You must turn on external SCSI
devices before turning on the server.
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General problems
Symptom
Suggested action
A cover lock is broken, an LED
is not working, or a similar
problem has occurred.
Call for service.
Hard disk drive problems
Symptom
Suggested action
Not all drives are recognized by 1. Remove the first drive that is not recognized and try the hard disk drive
the hard disk drive diagnostic
diagnostic test again.
test (the Fixed Disk test).
2. If the remaining drives are recognized, replace the drive that you removed with
a new one.
The server stops responding
during the hard disk drive
diagnostic test.
1. Remove the hard disk drive that was being tested when the server stopped
responding and try the diagnostic test again.
2. If the hard disk drive diagnostic test runs successfully, replace the drive that
you removed with a new one.
Intermittent problems
Symptom
Suggested action
A problem occurs only
occasionally and is difficult to
diagnose.
Make sure that:
v All cables and cords are connected securely to the rear of the server and
attached devices.
v When the server is turned on, air is flowing from the rear of the server at the fan
grille. If there is no airflow, the fan is not working. This can cause the server to
overheat and shut down.
v The SCSI bus and devices are configured correctly and the last external device
in each SCSI chain is terminated correctly.
If the problem remains, call for service.
Keyboard, mouse, or pointing-device problems
Symptom
Suggested action
All or some keys on the
keyboard do not work.
v Make sure that the keyboard cable is securely connected to the server and that
the keyboard and mouse cables are not reversed.
v Make sure that the server and the monitor are turned on.
v Try using another keyboard.
If the problem remains, call for service.
The mouse or pointing device
does not work.
v Make sure that the mouse or pointing-device cable is securely connected to the
server and that the keyboard and mouse cables are not reversed.
v Make sure that the mouse device drivers are installed correctly.
v Make sure that the server and the monitor are turned on.
v Try using another mouse or pointing device.
If the problem remains, call for service.
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Memory problems
Symptom
Suggested action
The amount of system memory
that is displayed is less than the
amount of installed physical
memory.
Make sure that:
v The DIMMs are seated correctly.
v You have installed the correct type of memory.
v If you changed the memory, you updated the memory configuration in the
Configuration/Setup Utility program.
v All banks of memory are enabled. The server might have automatically disabled
a memory bank when it detected a problem, or a memory bank might have been
manually disabled.
Check the POST error log for error message 289:
v If the DIMM was disabled by a system-management interrupt (SMI), replace the
DIMM.
v If the DIMM was disabled by the user or by POST, run the Configuration/Setup
Utility program and enable the DIMM.
v If this error remains, replace the DIMM.
If the problem remains, call for service.
Microprocessor problems
Symptom
Suggested action
The server emits a continuous
tone during POST.
The startup (boot) microprocessor is not working correctly. Make sure that the
startup microprocessor is seated correctly. If it is, replace the startup
microprocessor.
If the problem remains, call for service.
Monitor problems
Some IBM monitors have their own self-tests. If you suspect a problem with your
monitor, see the information that comes with the monitor for instructions for testing
and adjusting the monitor. If you cannot diagnose the problem, call for service.
Symptom
Suggested action
The screen is blank.
Make sure that:
v The server power cord is connected to the server and a working electrical outlet.
v The monitor cables are connected correctly.
v The monitor is turned on and the brightness and contrast controls are adjusted
correctly.
Important: In some memory configurations, the 3-3-3 beep code might sound
during POST, followed by a blank monitor screen. If this occurs and the Boot Fail
Count feature in the Start Options of the Configuration/Setup Utility program is
enabled (its default setting), you must restart the server three times to force the
BIOS to reset the configuration settings to the default configuration (the memory
connector or bank of connectors enabled).
If the problem remains, call for service.
Only the cursor appears.
Call for service.
The monitor works when you
turn on the server, but the
screen goes blank when you
start some application
programs.
Make sure that:
v The monitor cable is connected.
v You have installed the necessary device drivers for the application programs.
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Symptom
Suggested action
The monitor has screen jitter, or If the monitor self-tests show that the monitor is working correctly, consider the
the screen image is wavy,
location of the monitor. Magnetic fields around other devices (such as transformers,
unreadable, rolling, or distorted. appliances, fluorescent lights, and other monitors) can cause screen jitter or wavy,
unreadable, rolling, or distorted screen images. If this happens, turn off the monitor.
Attention: Moving a color monitor while it is turned on might cause screen
discoloration.
Move the device and the monitor at least 300 mm (12 in.) apart, and turn on the
monitor.
Notes:
1. To prevent diskette drive read/write errors, make sure that the distance
between the monitor and diskette drives is at least 75 mm (3 in.).
2. Non-IBM monitor cables might cause unpredictable problems.
3. An enhanced monitor cable with additional shielding is available for the 9521
and 9527 monitors. For information about the enhanced monitor cable, contact
your IBM marketing representative or authorized reseller.
If the problem remains, call for service.
Wrong characters appear on the If the wrong language is displayed, update the BIOS code with the correct
screen.
language.
If the problem remains, call for service.
Option problems
Symptom
Suggested action
An IBM option that was just
installed does not work.
Make sure that:
v The option is designed for the server. See the “Server Support” flowchart for
information about obtaining ServerProven compatibility information from the
World Wide Web.
v You followed the installation instructions that come with the option.
v The option is installed correctly.
v You have not loosened any other installed options or cables.
v You have updated the configuration information in the Configuration/Setup Utility
program. Whenever memory or an option is changed, you must update the
configuration.
If the problem remains, call for service.
An IBM option that used to work v Make sure that all of the option hardware and cable connections are secure.
does not work now.
v If the option comes with test instructions, use those instructions to test the
option.
v If the failing option is a SCSI device, make sure that:
– The cables for all external SCSI devices are connected correctly.
– The last device in each SCSI chain, or the end of the SCSI cable, is
terminated correctly.
– Any external SCSI devices are turned on. You must turn on external SCSI
devices before turning on the server.
If the problem remains, call for service.
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Power problems
Symptom
Suggested action
The server does not turn on.
v Make sure that the server power cord is connected to the server and a working
electrical outlet.
v Make sure that the type of memory that is installed is supported by the server.
v If you just installed an option, remove it, and restart the server. If the server now
turns on, you might have installed more options than the power supply supports.
If the problem remains, call for service.
The server does not turn off.
Determine whether you are using an ACPI or non-ACPI operating system.
If you are using a non-ACPI operating system, complete the following steps:
1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
2. Turn off the server by using the power-control button. You might have to press
and hold the power-control button for 5 seconds to force the server to turn off.
If the problem remains or if you are using an ACPI operating system, call for
service.
Serial connector problems
For more information about the serial connector, see the Option Installation Guide
on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD.
Symptom
Suggested action
The number of serial connectors Make sure that:
that are identified by the
v Each connector is assigned a unique address in the Configuration/Setup Utility
operating system is less than
program and none of the serial connectors is disabled.
the number of installed serial
v The serial connector adapter, if you installed one, is seated correctly.
connectors.
If the problem remains, call for service.
A serial device does not work.
Make sure that:
v The device is compatible with the server.
v The serial connector is enabled and is assigned a unique address.
v The device is connected to the serial connector and the serial connector is
connected to the serial connector (J8) on the system board.
If the problem remains, call for service.
Software problems
Symptom
Suggested action
You suspect a software
problem.
To determine whether the problem is caused by the software, make sure that:
v The server has the minimum memory needed to use the software. For memory
requirements, see the information that comes with the software. If you have just
installed an adapter or memory, the server might have a memory-address
conflict.
v The software is designed to operate on the server.
v Other software works on the server.
v The software works on another server.
If you received any error messages when using the software, see the information
that comes with the software for a description of the messages and suggested
solutions to the problem.
If the problem remains, contact your place of purchase of the software.
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Universal Serial Bus device problems
Symptom
Suggested action
A USB device does not work.
Make sure that:
v You are not trying to use a USB device during POST if a standard (non-USB)
keyboard is connected to the keyboard connector. If a standard (non-USB)
keyboard is connected to the keyboard connector, the USB is disabled, and no
USB device will work during POST.
v The correct USB device driver is installed.
v The operating system supports USB devices.
If the problem remains, call for service.
Light path diagnostics
The following illustration shows the remind button and the LEDs on the light path
diagnostics panel. The light path diagnostics panel is inside the server under the
left-side cover and the error LEDs are also visible through the left-side cover.
1
POWER
SUPPLY
2
REMIND
MEMORY
CONFIG
DASD/
RAID
TEMP
FAN
CPU S_ERR VRM
SERVICE
PROCESSOR
BUS
PCI
BUS
NMI
Use the remind button on the light path diagnostic panel to acknowledge that an
error has occurred without taking further action. When you push the remind button
the system error LED will flash every 2 seconds until the error is fixed. If another
error occurs the system error LED will then stop flashing and return to a solid on
state.
For more information about light path diagnostics, see the Hardware Maintenance
Manual and Troubleshooting Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD.
Diagnosing problems using the light path diagnostics
LEDs in three locations on the server are available to help you diagnose problems
that might occur during installation. Use them in the following order:
1. Operator information panel - Look at this panel first. If a system error has
occurred, the system-error LED on the front of the server is lit.
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2. LEDs on the left-side cover - There are 13 LEDs and a system service label
on the left-side cover. Note the lit LEDs and follow the instructions on the
system service label.
3. LEDs on the system board - To identify the component that is causing the
error, note the lit LED next to the component.
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Light path diagnostics LEDs
The following table lists the LEDs on the light path diagnostics panel, the problems
that they indicate, and actions to solve the problems.
LED
Problem
Action
POWER SUPPLY 1
Lit LED: Power supply 1 has failed. 1. Remove ac power from the server.
2. Replace the power supply; then, reconnect the server
to ac power and restart the server.
Flashing LED: Power supply 1 was Install a new power supply in the PS1 location.
removed in a redundant
power-supply configuration.
POWER SUPPLY 2
Lit LED: Power supply 2 has failed. 1. Remove ac power from the server.
2. Replace the power supply; then, reconnect the server
to ac power and restart the server.
Flashing LED: Power supply 2 was Install a new power supply in the PS2 location.
removed in a redundant power
supply configuration.
MEMORY
A memory error has occurred.
Replace the failing DIMM, indicated by the lit LED on the
system board.
CONFIG
A configuration error has occurred.
Locate the second flashing LED and fix the configuration
problem associated with the blinking LED.
DASD/RAID
A hard disk drive, integrated SCSI
controller, or integrated RAID error
has occurred.This LED will also be
lit when a hard disk drive is
removed from the server.
v Check the LEDs on the hard disk drives and replace
the indicated drive.
v Check the LEDs on the system board and replace the
indicated component.
v If a hard disk drive LED remains lit after being
replaced, call for service.
TEMP
The system temperature has
exceeded a threshold level.
v Determine whether a fan has failed. If it has, replace
it.
v Make sure that the room temperature is not too high.
See “Features and specifications” on page 5 for
temperature information.
v Make sure that the air vents are not blocked.
If the problem remains, call for service.
FAN
A fan has failed or is operating too
slowly. A failing fan can also cause
the TEMP LED to be lit.
Replace the failing fan, indicated by the lit LED.
CPU
A microprocessor has failed.
If a lit LED on the system board indicates a problem with
a microprocessor, make sure that the microprocessor is
installed correctly. See the Option Installation Guide on
the IBM xSeries Documentation CD for information about
installing a microprocessor.
If the problem remains, call for service.
S_ERR
A soft error has occurred.
1. Restart the server.
2. Update the firmware and adapter drivers.
3. Check the POST error log
If the problem remains, call for service.
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LED
Problem
Action
VRM
The VRM or integrated VRD has
failed.
v Remove ac power from the server, and then restart
the server.
v If the LED next to the VRM is lit, replace the
pluggable VRM.
v If the LED next to the integrated VRD is lit, call for
service.
PCI BUS
An error has occurred on a PCI
bus.
v Check the system error log for information about the
error.
v If you cannot isolate the failing adapter through the
information in the system error log, remove one
adapter at a time from the failing PCI bus, and restart
the server after each adapter is removed.
If the problem remains, call for service.
SERVICE
PROCESSOR BUS
The service processor has failed.
Remove ac power from the server; then, reconnect the
server to ac power and restart the server.
If the problem remains, call for service.
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Check the error log to diagnose the condition.
Appendix A. Getting help and technical assistance
If you need help, service, or technical assistance or just want more information
about IBM products, you will find a wide variety of sources available from IBM to
assist you. This appendix contains information about where to go for additional
information about IBM and IBM products, what to do if you experience a problem
with your xSeries or IntelliStation® system, and whom to call for service, if it is
necessary.
Before you call
Before you call, make sure that you have taken these steps to try to solve the
problem yourself:
v Check all cables to make sure that they are connected.
v Check the power switches to make sure that the system is turned on.
v Use the troubleshooting information in your system documentation, and use the
diagnostic tools that come with your system. Information about diagnostic tools is
in the Hardware Maintenance Manual and Troubleshooting Guide on the IBM
xSeries Documentation CD or in the IntelliStation Hardware Maintenance Manual
at the IBM Support Web site.
v Go to the IBM Support Web site at http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/ to check for
technical information, hints, tips, and new device drivers or to submit a request
for information.
You can solve many problems without outside assistance by following the
troubleshooting procedures that IBM provides in the online help or in the
publications that are provided with your system and software. The information that
comes with your system also describes the diagnostic tests that you can perform.
Most xSeries and IntelliStation systems, operating systems, and programs come
with information that contains troubleshooting procedures and explanations of error
messages and error codes. If you suspect a software problem, see the information
for the operating system or program.
Using the documentation
Information about your IBM xSeries or IntelliStation system and preinstalled
software, if any, is available in the documentation that comes with your system.
That documentation includes printed books, online books, readme files, and help
files. See the troubleshooting information in your system documentation for
instructions for using the diagnostic programs. The troubleshooting information or
the diagnostic programs might tell you that you need additional or updated device
drivers or other software. IBM maintains pages on the World Wide Web where you
can get the latest technical information and download device drivers and updates.
To access these pages, go to http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/ and follow the
instructions. Also, you can order publications through the IBM Publications Ordering
System at
http://www.elink.ibmlink.ibm.com/public/applications/publications/cgibin/pbi.cgi.
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Getting help and information from the World Wide Web
On the World Wide Web, the IBM Web site has up-to-date information about IBM
xSeries and IntelliStation products, services, and support. The address for IBM
xSeries information is http://www.ibm.com/eserver/xseries/. The address for IBM
IntelliStation information is http://www.ibm.com/pc/intellistation/.
You can find service information for your IBM products, including supported options,
at http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/.
Software service and support
Through IBM Support Line, you can get telephone assistance, for a fee, with usage,
configuration, and software problems with xSeries servers, IntelliStation
workstations, and appliances. For information about which products are supported
by Support Line in your country or region, go to
http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products/.
For more information about Support Line and other IBM services, go to
http://www.ibm.com/services/, or go to http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/ for support
telephone numbers. In the U.S. and Canada, call 1-800-IBM-SERV
(1-800-426-7378).
Hardware service and support
You can receive hardware service through IBM Services or through your IBM
reseller, if your reseller is authorized by IBM to provide warranty service. Go to
http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/ for support telephone numbers, or in the U.S. and
Canada, call 1-800-IBM-SERV (1-800-426-7378).
In the U.S. and Canada, hardware service and support is available 24 hours a day,
7 days a week. In the U.K., these services are available Monday through Friday,
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Part 1 - General Terms
Part 1 - General Terms
This Statement of Limited Warranty includes Part 1 - General Terms, Part 2 Country-unique Terms, and Part 3 - Warranty Information. The terms of Part 2
replace or modify those of Part 1. The warranties provided by IBM in this Statement
of Limited Warranty apply only to Machines you purchase for your use, and not for
resale. The term “Machine” means an IBM machine, its features, conversions,
upgrades, elements, or accessories, or any combination of them. The term
“Machine” does not include any software programs, whether pre-loaded with the
Machine, installed subsequently or otherwise. Nothing in this Statement of
Limited Warranty affects any statutory rights of consumers that cannot be
waived or limited by contract.
What this Warranty Covers
IBM warrants that each Machine 1) is free from defects in materials and
workmanship and 2) conforms to IBM’s Official Published Specifications
(“Specifications”) which are available on request. The warranty period for the
Machine starts on the original Date of Installation and is specified in Part 3 Warranty Information. The date on your invoice or sales receipt is the Date of
Installation unless IBM or your reseller informs you otherwise. Many features,
conversions, or upgrades involve the removal of parts and their return to IBM. A
part that replaces a removed part will assume the warranty service status of the
removed part. Unless IBM specifies otherwise, these warranties apply only in the
country or region in which you purchased the Machine.
THESE WARRANTIES ARE YOUR EXCLUSIVE WARRANTIES AND REPLACE
ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR
CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OF EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE
EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN THAT EVENT, SUCH WARRANTIES
ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD. NO WARRANTIES
APPLY AFTER THAT PERIOD. SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT
ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO
THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
What this Warranty Does not Cover
This warranty does not cover the following:
v any software programs, whether pre-loaded or shipped with the Machine, or
installed subsequently;
v failure resulting from misuse (including but not limited to use of any Machine
capacity or capability, other than that authorized by IBM in writing), accident,
modification, unsuitable physical or operating environment, or improper
maintenance by you;
v failure caused by a product for which IBM is not responsible; and
v any non-IBM products, including those that IBM may procure and provide with or
integrate into an IBM Machine at your request.
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The warranty is voided by removal or alteration of identification labels on the
Machine or its parts.
IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of a Machine.
Any technical or other support provided for a Machine under warranty, such as
assistance with “how-to” questions and those regarding Machine set-up and
installation, is provided WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND.
How to Obtain Warranty Service
If the Machine does not function as warranted during the warranty period, contact
IBM or your reseller to obtain warranty service. If you do not register the Machine
with IBM, you may be required to present proof of purchase as evidence of your
entitlement to warranty service.
What IBM Will Do to Correct Problems
When you contact IBM for service, you must follow the problem determination and
resolution procedures that IBM specifies. An initial diagnosis of your problem can be
made either by a technician over the telephone or electronically by access to an
IBM website.
The type of warranty service applicable to your Machine is specified in Part 3 Warranty Information.
You are responsible for downloading and installing designated Machine Code
(microcode, basic input/output system code (called “BIOS”), utility programs, device
drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM Machine) and other software updates
from an IBM Internet Web site or from other electronic media, and following the
instructions that IBM provides.
If your problem can be resolved with a Customer Replaceable Unit (“CRU”) (e.g.,
keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, hard disk drive), IBM will ship the CRU to you
for you to install.
If the Machine does not function as warranted during the warranty period and your
problem cannot be resolved over the telephone or electronically, through your
application of Machine Code or software updates, or with a CRU, IBM or your
reseller, if approved by IBM to provide warranty service, will either, at its discretion,
1) repair it to make it function as warranted, or 2) replace it with one that is at least
functionally equivalent. If IBM is unable to do either, you may return the Machine to
your place of purchase and your money will be refunded.
IBM or your reseller will also manage and install selected engineering changes that
apply to the Machine.
Exchange of a Machine or Part
When the warranty service involves the exchange of a Machine or part, the item
IBM or your reseller replaces becomes its property and the replacement becomes
yours. You represent that all removed items are genuine and unaltered. The
replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order and at least
functionally equivalent to the item replaced. The replacement assumes the warranty
service status of the replaced item.
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Your Additional Responsibilities
Before IBM or your reseller exchanges a Machine or part, you agree to remove all
features, parts, options, alterations, and attachments not under warranty service.
You also agree to:
1. ensure that the Machine is free of any legal obligations or restrictions that
prevent its exchange;
2. obtain authorization from the owner to have IBM or your reseller service a
Machine that you do not own; and
3. where applicable, before service is provided:
a. follow the service request procedures that IBM or your reseller provides;
b. backup or secure all programs, data, and funds contained in the Machine;
c. provide IBM or your reseller with sufficient, free, and safe access to your
facilities to permit IBM to fulfill its obligations; and
d. inform IBM or your reseller of changes in the Machine’s location.
4. (a) ensure all information about identified or identifiable individuals (Personal
Data) is deleted from the Machine (to the extent technically possible), (b) allow
IBM, your reseller or an IBM supplier to process on your behalf any remaining
Personal Data as IBM or your reseller considers necessary to fulfill its
obligations under this Statement of Limited Warranty (which may include
shipping the Machine for such processing to other IBM service locations around
the world), and (c) ensure that such processing complies with any laws
applicable to such Personal Data.
Limitation of Liability
IBM is responsible for loss of, or damage to, your Machine only while it is 1) in
IBM’s possession or 2) in transit in those cases where IBM is responsible for the
transportation charges.
Neither IBM nor your reseller are responsible for any of your confidential,
proprietary or personal information contained in a Machine which you return to IBM
for any reason. You should remove all such information from the Machine prior to its
return.
Circumstances may arise where, because of a default on IBM’s part or other
liability, you are entitled to recover damages from IBM. In each such instance,
regardless of the basis on which you are entitled to claim damages from IBM
(including fundamental breach, negligence, misrepresentation, or other contract or
tort claim), except for any liability that cannot be waived or limited by applicable
laws, IBM is liable for no more than
1. damages for bodily injury (including death) and damage to real property and
tangible personal property; and
2. the amount of any other actual direct damages, up to the charges (if recurring,
12 months’ charges apply) for the Machine that is subject of the claim. For
purposes of this item, the term “Machine” includes Machine Code and Licensed
Internal Code (“LIC”).
This limit also applies to IBM’s suppliers and your reseller. It is the maximum for
which IBM, its suppliers, and your reseller are collectively responsible.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS IBM, ITS SUPPLIERS OR RESELLERS
LIABLE FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING EVEN IF INFORMED OF THEIR
POSSIBILITY: 1) THIRD PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES
(OTHER THAN THOSE UNDER THE FIRST ITEM LISTED ABOVE); 2) LOSS OF,
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OR DAMAGE TO, DATA; 3) SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES
OR FOR ANY ECONOMIC CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES; OR 4) LOST
PROFITS, BUSINESS REVENUE, GOODWILL OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS.
SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. SOME STATES
OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN
IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY
TO YOU.
Governing Law
Both you and IBM consent to the application of the laws of the country in which you
acquired the Machine to govern, interpret, and enforce all of your and IBM’s rights,
duties, and obligations arising from, or relating in any manner to, the subject matter
of this Statement of Limited Warranty, without regard to conflict of law principles.
THESE WARRANTIES GIVE YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY
ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE OR
JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.
Jurisdiction
All of our rights, duties, and obligations are subject to the courts of the country in
which you acquired the Machine.
Part 2 - Country-unique Terms
AMERICAS
ARGENTINA
Jurisdiction: The following is added after the first sentence:
Any litigation arising from this Statement of Limited Warranty will be settled
exclusively by the Ordinary Commercial Court of the city of Buenos Aires.
BOLIVIA
Jurisdiction: The following is added after the first sentence:
Any litigation arising from this Statement of Limited Warranty will be settled
exclusively by the courts of the city of La Paz.
BRAZIL
Jurisdiction: The following is added after the first sentence:
Any litigation arising from this Statement of Limited Warranty will be settled
exclusively by the court of Rio de Janeiro, RJ.
CHILE
Jurisdiction: The following is added after the first sentence:
Any litigation arising from this Statement of Limited Warranty will be settled
exclusively by the Civil Courts of Justice of Santiago.
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COLOMBIA
Jurisdiction: The following is added after the first sentence:
Any litigation arising from this Statement of Limited Warranty will be settled
exclusively by the Judges of the Republic of Colombia.
EQUADOR
Jurisdiction: The following is added after the first sentence:
Any litigation arising from this Statement of Limited Warranty will be settled
exclusively by the Judges of Quito.
MEXICO
Jurisdiction: The following is added after the first sentence:
Any litigation arising from this Statement of Limited Warranty will be settled
exclusively by the Federal Courts of Mexico City, Federal District.
PARAGUAY
Jurisdiction: The following is added after the first sentence:
Any litigation arising from this Statement of Limited Warranty will be settled
exclusively by the courts of the city of Asuncion.
PERU
Limitation of Liability: The following is added at the end of this section:
In accordance with Article 1328 of the Peruvian Civil Code the limitations and
exclusions specified in this section will not apply to damages caused by IBM’s willful
misconduct (“dolo”) or gross negligence (“culpa inexcusable”).
URUGUAY
Jurisdiction: The following is added after the first sentence:
Any litigation arising from this Statement of Limited Warranty will be settled
exclusively by the City of Montevideo Court’s Jurisdiction.
VENEZUELA
Jurisdiction: The following is added after the first sentence:
Any litigation arising from this Statement of Limited Warranty will be settled
exclusively by the Courts of the Metropolitan Area Of the City of Caracas.
NORTH AMERICA
How to Obtain Warranty Service: The following is added to this Section:
To obtain warranty service from IBM in Canada or the United States, call
1-800-IBM-SERV (426-7378).
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CANADA
Limitation of Liability: The following replaces item 1 of this section:
1. damages for bodily injury (including death) or physical harm to real property
and tangible personal property caused by IBM’s negligence; and
Governing Law: The following replaces “laws of the country in which you acquired
the Machine” in the first sentence:
laws in the Province of Ontario.
UNITED STATES
Governing Law: The following replaces “laws of the country in which you acquired
the Machine” in the first sentence:
laws of the State of New York.
ASIA PACIFIC
AUSTRALIA
What this Warranty Covers: The following paragraph is added to this section:
The warranties specified in this Section are in addition to any rights you may have
under the Trade Practices Act 1974 or other similar legislation and are only limited
to the extent permitted by the applicable legislation.
Limitation of Liability: The following is added to this section:
Where IBM is in breach of a condition or warranty implied by the Trade Practices
Act 1974 or other similar legislation, IBM’s liability is limited to the repair or
replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods. Where that condition
or warranty relates to right to sell, quiet possession or clear title, or the goods are of
a kind ordinarily acquired for personal, domestic or household use or consumption,
then none of the limitations in this paragraph apply.
Governing Law: The following replaces “laws of the country in which you acquired
the Machine” in the first sentence:
laws of the State or Territory.
CAMBODIA AND LAOS
Governing Law: The following replaces “laws of the country in which you acquired
the Machine” in the first sentence:
laws of the State of New York, United States of America.
CAMBODIA, INDONESIA, AND LAOS
Arbitration: The following is added under this heading:
Disputes arising out of or in connection with this Statement of Limited Warranty
shall be finally settled by arbitration which shall be held in Singapore in accordance
with the Arbitration Rules of Singapore International Arbitration Center (“SIAC
Rules”) then in effect. The arbitration award shall be final and binding for the parties
without appeal and shall be in writing and set forth the findings of fact and the
conclusions of law.
The number of arbitrators shall be three, with each side to the dispute being entitled
to appoint one arbitrator. The two arbitrators appointed by the parties shall appoint
a third arbitrator who shall act as chairman of the proceedings. Vacancies in the
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post of chairman shall be filled by the president of the SIAC. Other vacancies shall
be filled by the respective nominating party. Proceedings shall continue from the
stage they were at when the vacancy occurred.
If one of the parties refuses or otherwise fails to appoint an arbitrator within 30 days
of the date the other party appoints its, the first appointed arbitrator shall be the
sole arbitrator, provided that the arbitrator was validly and properly appointed.
All proceedings shall be conducted, including all documents presented in such
proceedings, in the English language. The English language version of this
Statement of Limited Warranty prevails over any other language version.
HONG KONG S.A.R. OF CHINA AND MACAU S.A.R. OF CHINA
Governing Law: The following replaces “laws of the country in which you acquired
the Machine” in the first sentence:
laws of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China.
INDIA
Limitation of Liability: The following replaces items 1 and 2 of this section:
1. liability for bodily injury (including death) or damage to real property and tangible
personal property will be limited to that caused by IBM’s negligence; and
2. as to any other actual damage arising in any situation involving nonperformance
by IBM pursuant to, or in any way related to the subject of this Statement of
Limited Warranty, the charge paid by you for the individual Machine that is the
subject of the claim. For purposes of this item, the term “Machine” includes
Machine Code and Licensed Internal Code (“LIC”).
Arbitration: The following is added under this heading:
Disputes arising out of or in connection with this Statement of Limited Warranty
shall be finally settled by arbitration which shall be held in Bangalore, India in
accordance with the laws of India then in effect. The arbitration award shall be final
and binding for the parties without appeal and shall be in writing and set forth the
findings of fact and the conclusions of law.
The number of arbitrators shall be three, with each side to the dispute being entitled
to appoint one arbitrator. The two arbitrators appointed by the parties shall appoint
a third arbitrator who shall act as chairman of the proceedings. Vacancies in the
post of chairman shall be filled by the president of the Bar Council of India. Other
vacancies shall be filled by the respective nominating party. Proceedings shall
continue from the stage they were at when the vacancy occurred.
If one of the parties refuses or otherwise fails to appoint an arbitrator within 30 days
of the date the other party appoints its, the first appointed arbitrator shall be the
sole arbitrator, provided that the arbitrator was validly and properly appointed.
All proceedings shall be conducted, including all documents presented in such
proceedings, in the English language. The English language version of this
Statement of Limited Warranty prevails over any other language version.
JAPAN
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Governing Law: The following sentence is added to this section:
Any doubts concerning this Statement of Limited Warranty will be initially resolved
between us in good faith and in accordance with the principle of mutual trust.
MALAYSIA
Limitation of Liability: The word “SPECIAL” in item 3 of the fifth paragraph is
deleted.
NEW ZEALAND
What this Warranty Covers: The following paragraph is added to this section:
The warranties specified in this section are in addition to any rights you may have
under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 or other legislation which cannot be
excluded or limited. The Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will not apply in respect of
any goods which IBM provides, if you require the goods for the purposes of a
business as defined in that Act.
Limitation of Liability: The following is added to this section:
Where Machines are not acquired for the purposes of a business as defined in the
Consumer Guarantees Act 1993, the limitations in this section are subject to the
limitations in that Act.
PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC)
Governing Law: The following replaces “laws of the country in which you acquired
the Machine” in the first sentence:
laws of the State of New York, United States of America (except when local law
requires otherwise).
PHILIPPINES
Limitation of Liability: Item 3 in the fifth paragraph is replaced by the following:
SPECIAL (INCLUDING NOMINAL AND EXEMPLARY DAMAGES), MORAL,
INCIDENTAL, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES FOR ANY ECONOMIC
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES; OR
Arbitration: The following is added under this heading:
Disputes arising out of or in connection with this Statement of Limited Warranty
shall be finally settled by arbitration which shall be held in Metro Manila, Philippines
in accordance with the laws of the Philippines then in effect. The arbitration award
shall be final and binding for the parties without appeal and shall be in writing and
set forth the findings of fact and the conclusions of law.
The number of arbitrators shall be three, with each side to the dispute being entitled
to appoint one arbitrator. The two arbitrators appointed by the parties shall appoint
a third arbitrator who shall act as chairman of the proceedings. Vacancies in the
post of chairman shall be filled by the president of the Philippine Dispute Resolution
Center, Inc. Other vacancies shall be filled by the respective nominating party.
Proceedings shall continue from the stage they were at when the vacancy occurred.
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If one of the parties refuses or otherwise fails to appoint an arbitrator within 30 days
of the date the other party appoints its, the first appointed arbitrator shall be the
sole arbitrator, provided that the arbitrator was validly and properly appointed.
All proceedings shall be conducted, including all documents presented in such
proceedings, in the English language. The English language version of this
Statement of Limited Warranty prevails over any other language version.
SINGAPORE
Limitation of Liability: The words “SPECIAL” and “ECONOMIC” in item 3 in the
fifth paragraph are deleted.
EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA (EMEA)
THE FOLLOWING TERMS APPLY TO ALL EMEA COUNTRIES:
The terms of this Statement of Limited Warranty apply to Machines purchased from
IBM or an IBM reseller.
How to Obtain Warranty Service:
Add the following paragraph in Western Europe (Andorra, Austria, Belgium,
Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,
Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican State, and any country
subsequently added to the European Union, as from the date of accession):
The warranty for Machines acquired in Western Europe shall be valid and
applicable in all Western Europe countries provided the Machines have been
announced and made available in such countries.
If you purchase a Machine in one of the Western European countries, as defined
above, you may obtain warranty service for that Machine in any of those countries
from either (1) an IBM reseller approved to perform warranty service or (2) from
IBM, provided the Machine has been announced and made available by IBM in the
country in which you wish to obtain service.
If you purchased a Personal Computer Machine in Albania, Armenia, Belarus,
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Former Yugoslav Republic
of Macedonia (FYROM), Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic,
Slovenia, or Ukraine, you may obtain warranty service for that Machine in any of
those countries from either (1) an IBM reseller approved to perform warranty
service or (2) from IBM.
If you purchase a Machine in a Middle Eastern or African country, you may obtain
warranty service for that Machine from the IBM entity within the country of
purchase, if that IBM entity provides warranty service in that country, or from an
IBM reseller, approved by IBM to perform warranty service on that Machine in that
country. Warranty service in Africa is available within 50 kilometers of an IBM
approved service provider. You are responsible for transportation costs for Machines
located outside 50 kilometers of an IBM approved service provider.
Governing Law:
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The phrase “the laws of the country in which you acquired the Machine” is replaced
by:
1) “the laws of Austria” in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, FYR Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and FR Yugoslavia; 2)
“the laws of France” in Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde,
Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo Republic, Djibouti,
Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, French Guiana, French
Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Lebanon,
Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, New Caledonia,
Niger, Reunion, Senegal, Seychelles, Togo, Tunisia, Vanuatu, and Wallis &
Futuna; 3) “the laws of Finland” in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania; 4) “the laws of
England” in Angola, Bahrain, Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia,
Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mozambique, Nigeria,
Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Rwanda, Sao Tome, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone,
Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, West
Bank/Gaza, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe; and 5) “the laws of South Africa” in
South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland.
Jurisdiction: The following exceptions are added to this section:
1) In Austria the choice of jurisdiction for all disputes arising out of this Statement
of Limited Warranty and relating thereto, including its existence, will be the
competent court of law in Vienna, Austria (Inner-City); 2) in Angola, Bahrain,
Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait,
Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mozambique, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Rwanda,
Sao Tome, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, United
Arab Emirates, West Bank/Gaza, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe all disputes
arising out of this Statement of Limited Warranty or related to its execution,
including summary proceedings, will be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the
English courts; 3) in Belgium and Luxembourg, all disputes arising out of this
Statement of Limited Warranty or related to its interpretation or its execution, the
law, and the courts of the capital city, of the country of your registered office and/or
commercial site location only are competent; 4) in France, Algeria, Benin, Burkina
Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros,
Congo Republic, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea,
French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau,
Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte,
Morocco, New Caledonia, Niger, Reunion, Senegal, Seychelles, Togo, Tunisia,
Vanuatu, and Wallis & Futuna all disputes arising out of this Statement of Limited
Warranty or related to its violation or execution, including summary proceedings, will
be settled exclusively by the Commercial Court of Paris; 5) in Russia, all disputes
arising out of or in relation to the interpretation, the violation, the termination, the
nullity of the execution of this Statement of Limited Warranty shall be settled by
Arbitration Court of Moscow; 6) in South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho and
Swaziland, both of us agree to submit all disputes relating to this Statement of
Limited Warranty to the jurisdiction of the High Court in Johannesburg; 7) in Turkey
all disputes arising out of or in connection with this Statement of Limited Warranty
shall be resolved by the Istanbul Central (Sultanahmet) Courts and Execution
Directorates of Istanbul, the Republic of Turkey; 8) in each of the following specified
countries, any legal claim arising out of this Statement of Limited Warranty will be
brought before, and settled exclusively by, the competent court of a) Athens for
Greece, b) Tel Aviv-Jaffa for Israel, c) Milan for Italy, d) Lisbon for Portugal, and e)
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Madrid for Spain; and 9) in the United Kingdom, both of us agree to submit all
disputes relating to this Statement of Limited Warranty to the jurisdiction of the
English courts.
Arbitration: The following is added under this heading:
In Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria,
Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, FYR Macedonia, Moldova,
Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,
Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and FR Yugoslavia all disputes arising out of this Statement
of Limited Warranty or related to its violation, termination or nullity will be finally
settled under the Rules of Arbitration and Conciliation of the International Arbitral
Center of the Federal Economic Chamber in Vienna (Vienna Rules) by three
arbitrators appointed in accordance with these rules. The arbitration will be held in
Vienna, Austria, and the official language of the proceedings will be English. The
decision of the arbitrators will be final and binding upon both parties. Therefore,
pursuant to paragraph 598 (2) of the Austrian Code of Civil Procedure, the parties
expressly waive the application of paragraph 595 (1) figure 7 of the Code. IBM may,
however, institute proceedings in a competent court in the country of installation.
In Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania all disputes arising in connection with this
Statement of Limited Warranty will be finally settled in arbitration that will be held in
Helsinki, Finland in accordance with the arbitration laws of Finland then in effect.
Each party will appoint one arbitrator. The arbitrators will then jointly appoint the
chairman. If arbitrators cannot agree on the chairman, then the Central Chamber of
Commerce in Helsinki will appoint the chairman.
EUROPEAN UNION (EU)
THE FOLLOWING TERMS APPLY TO ALL EU COUNTRIES:
The warranty for Machines acquired in EU countries is valid and applicable in all
EU countries provided the Machines have been announced and made available in
such countries.
How to Obtain Warranty Service: The following is added to this section:
To obtain warranty service from IBM in EU countries, see the telephone listing in
Part 3 - Warranty Information.
You may contact IBM at the following address:
IBM Warranty & Service Quality Dept.
PO Box 30
Spango Valley
Greenock
Scotland PA16 0AH
CONSUMERS
Consumers have legal rights under applicable national legislation governing the sale
of consumer goods. Such rights are not affected by the warranties provided in this
Statement of Limited Warranty.
AUSTRIA, DENMARK, FINLAND, GREECE, ITALY, NETHERLANDS, NORWAY,
PORTUGAL, SPAIN, SWEDEN AND SWITZERLAND
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Limitation of Liability: The following replaces the terms of this section in its
entirety:
Except as otherwise provided by mandatory law:
1. IBM’s liability for any damages and losses that may arise as a consequence of
the fulfillment of its obligations under or in connection with this Statement of
Limited Warranty or due to any other cause related to this Statement of Limited
Warranty is limited to the compensation of only those damages and losses
proved and actually arising as an immediate and direct consequence of the
non-fulfillment of such obligations (if IBM is at fault) or of such cause, for a
maximum amount equal to the charges you paid for the Machine. For purposes
of this item, the term “Machine” includes Machine Code and Licensed Internal
Code (“LIC”).
The above limitation shall not apply to damages for bodily injuries (including
death) and damages to real property and tangible personal property for which
IBM is legally liable.
2. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS IBM, ITS SUPPLIERS OR RESELLERS
LIABLE FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING, EVEN IF INFORMED OF THEIR
POSSIBILITY: 1) LOSS OF, OR DAMAGE TO, DATA; 2) INCIDENTAL OR
INDIRECT DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY ECONOMIC CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES; 3) LOST PROFITS, EVEN IF THEY ARISE AS AN IMMEDIATE
CONSEQUENCE OF THE EVENT THAT GENERATED THE DAMAGES; OR
4) LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, GOODWILL, OR ANTICIPATED
SAVINGS.
FRANCE AND BELGIUM
Limitation of Liability: The following replaces the terms of this section in its
entirety:
Except as otherwise provided by mandatory law:
1. IBM’s liability for any damages and losses that may arise as a consequence of
the fulfillment of its obligations under or in connection with this Statement of
Limited Warranty is limited to the compensation of only those damages and
losses proved and actually arising as an immediate and direct consequence of
the non-fulfillment of such obligations (if IBM is at fault), for a maximum amount
equal to the charges you paid for the Machine that has caused the damages.
For purposes of this item, the term “Machine” includes Machine Code and
Licensed Internal Code (“LIC”).
The above limitation shall not apply to damages for bodily injuries (including
death) and damages to real property and tangible personal property for which
IBM is legally liable.
2. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS IBM, ITS SUPPLIERS OR RESELLERS
LIABLE FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING, EVEN IF INFORMED OF THEIR
POSSIBILITY: 1) LOSS OF, OR DAMAGE TO, DATA; 2) INCIDENTAL OR
INDIRECT DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY ECONOMIC CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES; 3) LOST PROFITS, EVEN IF THEY ARISE AS AN IMMEDIATE
CONSEQUENCE OF THE EVENT THAT GENERATED THE DAMAGES; OR
4) LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, GOODWILL, OR ANTICIPATED
SAVINGS.
THE FOLLOWING TERMS APPLY TO THE COUNTRY SPECIFIED:
AUSTRIA
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The provisions of this Statement of Limited Warranty replace any applicable
statutory warranties.
What this Warranty Covers: The following replaces the first sentence of the first
paragraph of this section:
The warranty for an IBM Machine covers the functionality of the Machine for its
normal use and the Machine’s conformity to its Specifications.
The following paragraphs are added to this section:
The limitation period for consumers in action for breach of warranty is the statutory
period as a minimum. In case IBM or your reseller is unable to repair an IBM
Machine, you can alternatively ask for a partial refund as far as justified by the
reduced value of the unrepaired Machine or ask for a cancellation of the respective
agreement for such Machine and get your money refunded.
The second paragraph does not apply.
What IBM Will Do to Correct Problems: The following is added to this section:
During the warranty period, IBM will reimburse you for the transportation charges
for the delivery of the failing Machine to IBM.
Limitation of Liability: The following paragraph is added to this section:
The limitations and exclusions specified in the Statement of Limited Warranty will
not apply to damages caused by IBM with fraud or gross negligence and for
express warranty.
The following sentence is added to the end of item 2:
IBM’s liability under this item is limited to the violation of essential contractual terms
in cases of ordinary negligence.
EGYPT
Limitation of Liability: The following replaces item 2 in this section:
as to any other actual direct damages, IBM’s liability will be limited to the total
amount you paid for the Machine that is the subject of the claim. For purposes of
this item, the term “Machine” includes Machine Code and Licensed Internal Code
(“LIC”).
Applicability of suppliers and resellers (unchanged).
FRANCE
Limitation of Liability: The following replaces the second sentence of the first
paragraph of this section:
In such instances, regardless of the basis on which you are entitled to claim
damages from IBM, IBM is liable for no more than: (items 1 and 2 unchanged).
GERMANY
What this Warranty Covers: The following replaces the first sentence of the first
paragraph of this section:
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The warranty for an IBM Machine covers the functionality of the Machine for its
normal use and the Machine’s conformity to its Specifications.
The following paragraphs are added to this section:
The minimum warranty period for Machines is twelve months. In case IBM or your
reseller is unable to repair an IBM Machine, you can alternatively ask for a partial
refund as far as justified by the reduced value of the unrepaired Machine or ask for
a cancellation of the respective agreement for such Machine and get your money
refunded.
The second paragraph does not apply.
What IBM Will Do to Correct Problems: The following is added to this section:
During the warranty period, transportation for delivery of the failing Machine to IBM
will be at IBM’s expense.
Limitation of Liability: The following paragraph is added to this section:
The limitations and exclusions specified in the Statement of Limited Warranty will
not apply to damages caused by IBM with fraud or gross negligence and for
express warranty.
The following sentence is added to the end of item 2:
IBM’s liability under this item is limited to the violation of essential contractual terms
in cases of ordinary negligence.
HUNGARY
Limitation of Liability: The following is added at the end of this section:
The limitation and exclusion specified herein shall not apply to liability for a breach
of contract damaging life, physical well-being, or health that has been caused
intentionally, by gross negligence, or by a criminal act.
The parties accept the limitations of liability as valid provisions and state that the
Section 314.(2) of the Hungarian Civil Code applies as the acquisition price as well
as other advantages arising out of the present Statement of Limited Warranty
balance this limitation of liability.
IRELAND
What this Warranty Covers: The following is added to this section:
Except as expressly provided in these terms and conditions, all statutory conditions,
including all warranties implied, but without prejudice to the generality of the
foregoing all warranties implied by the Sale of Goods Act 1893 or the Sale of
Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980 are hereby excluded.
Limitation of Liability: The following replaces the terms of this section in its
entirety:
For the purposes of this section, a “Default” means any act, statement, omission, or
negligence on the part of IBM in connection with, or in relation to, the subject matter
of this Statement of Limited Warranty in respect of which IBM is legally liable to
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you, whether in contract or tort. A number of Defaults which together result in, or
contribute to, substantially the same loss or damage will be treated as one Default
occurring on the date of occurrence of the last such Default.
Circumstances may arise where, because of a Default, you are entitled to recover
damages from IBM.
This section sets out the extent of IBM’s liability and your sole remedy.
1. IBM will accept unlimited liability for death or personal injury caused by the
negligence of IBM.
2. Subject always to the Items for Which IBM is Not Liable below, IBM will
accept unlimited liability for physical damage to your tangible property resulting
from the negligence of IBM.
3. Except as provided in items 1 and 2 above, IBM’s entire liability for actual
damages for any one Default will not in any event exceed the greater of 1) EUR
125,000, or 2) 125% of the amount you paid for the Machine directly relating to
the Default.
Items for Which IBM is Not Liable
Save with respect to any liability referred to in item 1 above, under no
circumstances is IBM, its suppliers or resellers liable for any of the following, even if
IBM or they were informed of the possibility of such losses:
1. loss of, or damage to, data;
2. special, indirect, or consequential loss; or
3. loss of profits, business, revenue, goodwill, or anticipated savings.
SLOVAKIA
Limitation of Liability: The following is added to the end of the last paragraph:
The limitations apply to the extent they are not prohibited under §§ 373-386 of the
Slovak Commercial Code.
SOUTH AFRICA, NAMIBIA, BOTSWANA, LESOTHO AND SWAZILAND
Limitation of Liability: The following is added to this section:
IBM’s entire liability to you for actual damages arising in all situations involving
nonperformance by IBM in respect of the subject matter of this Statement of
Warranty will be limited to the charge paid by you for the individual Machine that is
the subject of your claim from IBM.
UNITED KINGDOM
Limitation of Liability: The following replaces the terms of this section in its
entirety:
For the purposes of this section, a “Default” means any act, statement, omission, or
negligence on the part of IBM in connection with, or in relation to, the subject matter
of this Statement of Limited Warranty in respect of which IBM is legally liable to
you, whether in contract or tort. A number of Defaults which together result in, or
contribute to, substantially the same loss or damage will be treated as one Default.
Circumstances may arise where, because of a Default, you are entitled to recover
damages from IBM.
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This section sets out the extent of IBM’s liability and your sole remedy.
1. IBM will accept unlimited liability for:
a. death or personal injury caused by the negligence of IBM; and
b. any breach of its obligations implied by Section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act
1979 or Section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982, or any
statutory modification or re-enactment of either such Section.
2. IBM will accept unlimited liability, subject always to the Items for Which IBM is
Not Liable below, for physical damage to your tangible property resulting from
the negligence of IBM.
3. IBM’s entire liability for actual damages for any one Default will not in any event,
except as provided in items 1 and 2 above, exceed the greater of 1) Pounds
Sterling 75,000, or 2) 125% of the total purchase price payable or the charges
for the Machine directly relating to the Default.
These limits also apply to IBM’s suppliers and resellers. They state the maximum
for which IBM and such suppliers and resellers are collectively responsible.
Items for Which IBM is Not Liable
Save with respect to any liability referred to in item 1 above, under no
circumstances is IBM or any of its suppliers or resellers liable for any of the
following, even if IBM or they were informed of the possibility of such losses:
1. loss of, or damage to, data;
2. special, indirect, or consequential loss; or
3. loss of profits, business, revenue, goodwill, or anticipated savings.
Part 3 - Warranty Information
This Part 3 provides information regarding the warranty applicable to your Machine,
including the warranty period and type of warranty service IBM provides.
Warranty Period
The warranty period may vary by country or region and is specified in the table
below.
Note: “Region” means either Hong Kong or Macau Special Administrative Region
of China.
A warranty period of 3 years on parts and 1 year on labor means that IBM provides
warranty service without charge for:
1. parts and labor during the first year of the warranty period; and
2. parts only, on an exchange basis, in the second and third years of the warranty
period. IBM will charge you for any labor provided in performance of the repair
or replacement(s) in the second and third year of the warranty period.
Machine type 8841
Country or Region of
Purchase
Warranty Period
Type of Warranty Service*
Japan
Parts - 3 years, labor - 1
year
5
Worldwide
Parts and labor - 3 years
5
* See “Types of Warranty Service” for the legend and explanations of warranty-service
types.
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Types of Warranty Service
If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the type of
warranty service specified for your Machine in the above table and as described
below. Warranty service may be provided by your reseller if approved by IBM to
perform warranty service. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your
call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response time objectives
and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be
available in all worldwide locations, additional charges may apply outside IBM’s
normal service area, contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for
country and location specific information.
1. Customer Replaceable Unit (“CRU”) Service
IBM provides replacement CRUs to you for you to install. CRU information and
replacement instructions are shipped with your Machine and are available from
IBM at any time on your request. Installation of Tier 1 CRUs is your
responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged
for the installation. You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to
install it, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty service designated
for your Machine. IBM specifies in the materials shipped with a replacement
CRU whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is
required, 1) return instructions and a container are shipped with the replacement
CRU, and 2) you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not
receive the defective CRU within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement.
2. On-site Service
IBM or your reseller will either repair or exchange the failing Machine at your
location and verify its operation. You must provide suitable working area to allow
disassembly and reassembly of the IBM Machine. The area must be clean, well
lit and suitable for the purpose. For some Machines, certain repairs may require
sending the Machine to an IBM service center.
3. Courier or Depot Service*
You will disconnect the failing Machine for collection arranged by IBM. IBM will
provide you with a shipping container for you to return your Machine to a
designated service center. A courier will pick up your Machine and deliver it to
the designated service center. Following its repair or exchange, IBM will arrange
the return delivery of the Machine to your location. You are responsible for its
installation and verification.
4. Customer Carry-In or Mail-In Service
You will deliver or mail as IBM specifies (prepaid unless IBM specifies
otherwise) the failing Machine suitably packaged to a location IBM designates.
After IBM has repaired or exchanged the Machine, IBM will make it available for
your collection or, for Mail-in Service, IBM will return it to you at IBM’s expense,
unless IBM specifies otherwise. You are responsible for the subsequent
installation and verification of the Machine.
5. CRU and On-site Service
This type of Warranty Service is a combination of Type 1 and Type 2 (see
above).
6. CRU and Courier or Depot Service
This type of Warranty Service is a combination of Type 1 and Type 3 (see
above).
7. CRU and Customer Carry-In or Mail-In Service
This type of Warranty Service is a combination of Type 1 and Type 4 (see
above).
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When a 5, 6 or 7 type of warranty service is listed, IBM will determine which
type of warranty service is appropriate for the repair.
* This type of service is called ThinkPad® EasyServ or EasyServ in some countries.
The IBM Machine Warranty World Wide Web site at
http://www.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/ provides a worldwide
overview of IBM’s Limited Warranty for Machines, a Glossary of IBM definitions,
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Support by Product (Machine) with links to
Product Support pages. The IBM Statement of Limited Warranty is also
available on this site in 29 languages.
To obtain warranty service contact IBM or your IBM reseller. In Canada or the
United States, call 1-800-IBM-SERV (426-7378). In the EU countries, see the
telephone numbers below.
EU Country Telephone List
Phone numbers are subject to change without notice. For the warranty service
contact telephone number in a country subsequently added to the EU and not yet
reflected in the list below, contact IBM in that country or visit the website above for
a current telephone listing.
Austria -- +43-1-24592-5901
Latvia -- +386-61-1796-699
Belgium -- +32-70-23-3392
Lithuania -- +386-61-1796-699
Cyprus -- +357-22-841100
Luxembourg -- +352-298-977-5063
Czech Republic -- +420-2-7213-1316
Malta -- +356-23-4175
Denmark -- +45-4520-8200
Netherlands -- +31-20-514-5770
Estonia -- +386-61-1796-699
Poland -- +48-22-878-6999
Finland -- +358-8001-4260
Portugal -- +351-21-892-7147
France -- +33-238-557-450
Slovakia -- +421-2-4954-1217
Germany -- +49-1805-253553
Slovenia -- +386-1-4796-699
Greece -- +30-210-680-1700
Spain -- +34-91-714-7983
Hungary -- +36-1-382-5720
Sweden -- +46-8-477-4420
Ireland -- +353-1-815-4000
United Kingdom -- +44-1475-555-055
Italy -- +39-800-820-094
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Appendix C. Notices
This information was developed for products and services offered in the U.S.A.
IBM may not offer the products, services, or features discussed in this document in
other countries. Consult your local IBM representative for information on the
products and services currently available in your area. Any reference to an IBM
product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that IBM
product, program, or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product,
program, or service that does not infringe any IBM intellectual property right may be
used instead. However, it is the user’s responsibility to evaluate and verify the
operation of any non-IBM product, program, or service.
IBM may have patents or pending patent applications covering subject matter
described in this document. The furnishing of this document does not give you any
license to these patents. You can send license inquiries, in writing, to:
IBM Director of Licensing
IBM Corporation
North Castle Drive
Armonk, NY 10504-1785
U.S.A.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION PROVIDES THIS
PUBLICATION “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some states do not allow disclaimer of express or
implied warranties in certain transactions, therefore, this statement may not apply to
you.
This information could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.
Changes are periodically made to the information herein; these changes will be
incorporated in new editions of the publication. IBM may make improvements and/or
changes in the product(s) and/or the program(s) described in this publication at any
time without notice.
Any references in this information to non-IBM Web sites are provided for
convenience only and do not in any manner serve as an endorsement of those
Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for this
IBM product, and use of those Web sites is at your own risk.
IBM may use or distribute any of the information you supply in any way it believes
appropriate without incurring any obligation to you.
Edition notice
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reserved.
U.S. Government Users Restricted Rights — Use, duplication, or disclosure
restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.
© Copyright IBM Corp. 2005
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Trademarks
The following terms are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation
in the United States, other countries, or both:
Active Memory
Active PCI
Active PCI-X
Alert on LAN
BladeCenter
Chipkill
EtherJet
e-business logo
Eserver
FlashCopy
IBM
IBM (logo)
IntelliStation
NetBAY
Netfinity
NetView
OS/2 WARP
Predictive Failure
Analysis
PS/2
ServeRAID
ServerGuide
ServerProven
TechConnect
ThinkPad
Tivoli
Tivoli Enterprise
Update Connector
Wake on LAN
XA-32
XA-64
X-Architecture
XceL4
XpandOnDemand
xSeries
Intel, MMX, and Pentium are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States,
other countries, or both.
Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in
the United States, other countries, or both.
UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other
countries.
Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both.
Adaptec and HostRAID are trademarks of Adaptec, Inc., in the United States, other
countries, or both.
Red Hat, the Red Hat “Shadow Man” logo, and all Red Hat-based trademarks and
logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc., in the United States
and other countries.
Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of
others.
Important notes
Processor speeds indicate the internal clock speed of the microprocessor; other
factors also affect application performance.
CD-ROM drive speeds list the variable read rate. Actual speeds vary and are often
less than the maximum possible.
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When referring to processor storage, real and virtual storage, or channel volume,
KB stands for approximately 1000 bytes, MB stands for approximately 1 000 000
bytes, and GB stands for approximately 1 000 000 000 bytes.
When referring to hard disk drive capacity or communications volume, MB stands
for 1 000 000 bytes, and GB stands for 1 000 000 000 bytes. Total user-accessible
capacity may vary depending on operating environments.
Maximum internal hard disk drive capacities assume the replacement of any
standard hard disk drives and population of all hard disk drive bays with the largest
currently supported drives available from IBM.
Maximum memory may require replacement of the standard memory with an
optional memory module.
IBM makes no representation or warranties regarding non-IBM products and
services that are ServerProven, including but not limited to the implied warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. These products are offered and
warranted solely by third parties.
IBM makes no representations or warranties with respect to non-IBM products.
Support (if any) for the non-IBM products is provided by the third party, not IBM.
Some software may differ from its retail version (if available), and may not include
user manuals or all program functionality.
Product recycling and disposal
This unit contains materials such as circuit boards, cables, electromagnetic
compatibility gaskets, and connectors which may contain lead and copper/beryllium
alloys that require special handling and disposal at end of life. Before this unit is
disposed of, these materials must be removed and recycled or discarded according
to applicable regulations. IBM offers product-return programs in several countries.
Information on product recycling offerings can be found on IBM’s Internet site at
http://www.ibm.com/ibm/environment/products/prp.shtml.
Battery return program
This product may contain a sealed lead acid, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride,
lithium, or lithium ion battery. Consult your user manual or service manual for
specific battery information. The battery must be recycled or disposed of properly.
Recycling facilities may not be available in your area. For information on disposal of
batteries outside the United States, go to
http://www.ibm.com/ibm/environment/products/batteryrecycle.shtml or contact your
local waste disposal facility.
In the United States, IBM has established a collection process for reuse, recycling,
or proper disposal of used IBM sealed lead acid, nickel cadmium, nickel metal
hydride, and battery packs from IBM equipment. For information on proper disposal
of these batteries, contact IBM at 1-800-426-4333. Have the IBM part number listed
on the battery available prior to your call.
In the Netherlands, the following applies.
Appendix C. Notices
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Electronic emission notices
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) statement
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the
equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause
harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the
interference at his own expense.
Properly shielded and grounded cables and connectors must be used in order to
meet FCC emission limits. IBM is not responsible for any radio or television
interference caused by using other than recommended cables and connectors or by
unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment. Unauthorized changes or
modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Industry Canada Class A emission compliance statement
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Avis de conformité à la réglementation d’Industrie Canada
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
Australia and New Zealand Class A statement
Attention: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may
cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate
measures.
United Kingdom telecommunications safety requirement
Notice to Customers
This apparatus is approved under approval number NS/G/1234/J/100003 for indirect
connection to public telecommunication systems in the United Kingdom.
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European Union EMC Directive conformance statement
This product is in conformity with the protection requirements of EU Council
Directive 89/336/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States
relating to electromagnetic compatibility. IBM cannot accept responsibility for any
failure to satisfy the protection requirements resulting from a nonrecommended
modification of the product, including the fitting of non-IBM option cards.
This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class A
Information Technology Equipment according to CISPR 22/European Standard EN
55022. The limits for Class A equipment were derived for commercial and industrial
environments to provide reasonable protection against interference with licensed
communication equipment.
Attention: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may
cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate
measures.
Taiwanese Class A warning statement
Chinese Class A warning statement
Japanese Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI) statement
Appendix C. Notices
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Power cords
For your safety, IBM provides a power cord with a grounded attachment plug to use
with this IBM product. To avoid electrical shock, always use the power cord and
plug with a properly grounded outlet.
IBM power cords used in the United States and Canada are listed by Underwriter’s
Laboratories (UL) and certified by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).
For units intended to be operated at 115 volts: Use a UL-listed and CSA-certified
cord set consisting of a minimum 18 AWG, Type SVT or SJT, three-conductor cord,
a maximum of 15 feet in length and a parallel blade, grounding-type attachment
plug rated 15 amperes, 125 volts.
For units intended to be operated at 230 volts (U.S. use): Use a UL-listed and
CSA-certified cord set consisting of a minimum 18 AWG, Type SVT or SJT,
three-conductor cord, a maximum of 15 feet in length and a tandem blade,
grounding-type attachment plug rated 15 amperes, 250 volts.
For units intended to be operated at 230 volts (outside the U.S.): Use a cord set
with a grounding-type attachment plug. The cord set should have the appropriate
safety approvals for the country in which the equipment will be installed.
IBM power cords for a specific country or region are usually available only in that
country or region.
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IBM power cord part
number
Used in these countries and regions
02K0546
China
13F9940
Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
13F9979
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Armenia, Austria,
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape
Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo
(Democratic Republic of), Congo (Republic of), Cote D’Ivoire
(Ivory Coast), Croatia (Republic of), Czech Republic, Dahomey,
Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia,
Finland, France, French Guyana, French Polynesia, Germany,
Greece, Guadeloupe, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Hungary, Iceland,
Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos (People’s
Democratic Republic of), Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of), Madagascar, Mali,
Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Moldova (Republic of),
Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, New
Caledonia, Niger, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania,
Russian Federation, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi
Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia (Republic of),
Somalia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic,
Tajikistan, Tahiti, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine,
Upper Volta, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna,
Yugoslavia (Federal Republic of), Zaire
13F9997
Denmark
14F0015
Bangladesh, Lesotho, Macao, Maldives, Namibia, Nepal,
Pakistan, Samoa, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Uganda
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IBM power cord part
number
Used in these countries and regions
14F0033
Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Channel
Islands, China (Hong Kong S.A.R.), Cyprus, Dominica, Gambia,
Ghana, Grenada, Iraq, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia,
Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, Oman,
Polynesia, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent
and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sudan,
Tanzania (United Republic of), Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab
Emirates (Dubai), United Kingdom, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
14F0051
Liechtenstein, Switzerland
14F0069
Chile, Italy, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
14F0087
Israel
1838574
Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize,
Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Caicos Islands, Canada, Cayman
Islands, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic,
Ecuador, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras,
Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Micronesia (Federal States of),
Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines,
Taiwan, United States of America, Venezuela
24P6873
Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of), Korea (Republic of)
34G0223
Japan
36L8880
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
14F0015
India
49P2110
Brazil
6952300
Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize,
Bermuda, Bolivia, Caicos Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands,
Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El
Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico,
Micronesia (Federal States of), Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua,
Panama, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Taiwan,
United States of America, Venezuela
Appendix C. Notices
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Index
A
drive
hot-swap
installing
AC power LED 28
acoustical noise emissions 5
adapter
boot option 17
hot-plug devices 20, 22
installing
hot-plug 20, 22
PCI bus, identification 17
ServeRAID 20, 22
attention notices 4
E
B
baseboard management controller utility programs
beep codes 43
bezel
removing 11
C
cable routing 23
cabling
external 23
the server 23
caution statements 4
CD-eject button 27
CD-ROM drive activity LED 26
CD-ROM drive problems 46
Class A electronic emission notice 78
components 6
major 6
configuration
custom 38
summary window 40
Configuration/Setup Utility program 31
configuring hardware 31
connectors 27
controller
SCSI
configuring 34, 35, 36
using the SCSISelect Utility to configure
cover
removing 10
custom configuration 38
D
danger statements 4
DC power LED 27
diskette drive
problems 46
diskette drive activity LED
diskette-eject button 26
documentation CD 2
door
removing 9
© Copyright IBM Corp. 2005
26
13
32
electrical input 5
electronic emission Class A notice 78
enabling
the SCSI HostRAID feature 34
environment 5
error messages, POST 44
Ethernet activity LED 28
Ethernet connectors 1 and 2 27
Ethernet link 1 status LED 27
Ethernet link 2 status LED 27
Ethernet-link status LED 28
expansion enclosure problems 46
external cabling 23
F
FCC Class A notice 78
features 5
filler panel, hard disk drive bay
firmware code, updating 32
13
H
34
hard disk drive
activity LED 26
status LED 26
hard disk drive problems 47
heat output 5
HostRAID feature
configuring 34, 35, 36
enabling 34
hot-plug adapter.
See adapter
hot-swap and hot-plug devices
adapters 20, 22
hot-swap drive
installing 13
I
IBM Director 41
important notices 4
installation order, memory modules 12
installing
hot-plug adapter 20, 22
VRM 15
integrated
baseboard management controller utility
programs 32
intermittent problems 47
83
K
power supply specifications 5
power-control button 26
power-control-button shield 26
power-cord connector 28
Preboot Execution Environment boot agent utility
program 40
problems
CD-ROM drive 46
diskette drive 46
expansion enclosure 46
general 47
hard disk drive 47
intermittent 47
keyboard 47
memory 48
microprocessor 48
mouse 47
option 49
pointing device 47
power 50
serial port 50
software 50
solving 43
USB device 51
PXE boot agent utility program 40
keyboard connector 27
keyboard problems 47
keys 2
L
LEDs 27
Ethernet-link status 27, 28
left-side cover
removing 10
Light Path Diagnostics
LEDs 53
M
major components 6
memory
problems 48
memory module
order of installation 12
specifications 5
microprocessor
heat sink 16
problems 48
VRM 15
microprocessor specifications
monitor problems 48
mouse connector 27
mouse problems 47
R
5
removing
bezel 11
cover 10
door 9
reset button 26
RJ-11 Ethernet connector (ASM)
N
notes 4
notes, important 76
notices
electronic emission 78
FCC, Class A 78
notices and statements 4
S
O
online publications 1
operator information panel 25
option problems 49
order of installation, memory modules
12
P
parallel connector 27
PCI
bus A 17
bus B 17
bus C 17
PCI expansion slots 5
pointing device problems 47
POST error messages 44
power cords 80
power LED 26
power problems 50
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SCSI adapter boot option 17
SCSI controller
configuring 34, 35, 36
SCSI HostRAID feature
configuring 34
enabling 34
SCSISelect Utility
using to configure the SCSI controller
serial 1 connector 27
serial 2 connector 27
serial port problems 50
ServeRAID Manager
Custom configuration 37
Express configuration 37
ServerGuide 31
error symptoms 45
ServerGuide CD 1
size 5
software problems 50
solving problems 43
specifications 5
starting
the server 29
statements and notices 4
34
T
trademarks 76
troubleshooting chart 46
turning off the server 30
turning on the server 29
U
United States electronic emission Class A notice 78
United States FCC Class A notice 78
Universal Serial Bus (USB) problems 51
updating the firmware code 32
USB 1 connector 27
USB 2 connector 27
USB connector 26
using
baseboard management controller utility
programs 32
SCSI HostRAID to configure the controller 34, 35,
36
the SCSISelect Utility 34
V
video connector 27
video controller 5
voltage regulator module installing
VRM
See voltage regulator module
15
W
Web site
DIMM specification
weight 5
11
Index
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Part Number: 25R4647
Printed in USA
(1P) P/N: 25R4647
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