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ERserver
IBM xSeries 260 Type 8865
User’s Guide
ERserver
IBM xSeries 260 Type 8865
User’s Guide
Note: Before using this information and the product it supports, read the general information in “Notices,”
on page 83.
First Edition (July 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
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Chapter 1. The xSeries 260 server . . . .
Related documentation . . . . . . . . .
Notices and statements in this document . . .
Features and specifications . . . . . . . .
What your server offers . . . . . . . . .
Reliability, availability, and serviceability . . .
IBM Director . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The UpdateXpress program . . . . . . .
Server controls, connectors, LEDs, and power .
Front view . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Server power features . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 2. Installing options . . . . . . .
Server components . . . . . . . . . . .
I/O board internal connectors and jumpers . .
Memory-card connectors . . . . . . . .
Memory-card LEDs . . . . . . . . . .
Microprocessor-board connectors and LEDs .
PCI-X board connectors . . . . . . . .
PCI-X board LEDs . . . . . . . . . .
SAS-backplane connectors . . . . . . .
Installation guidelines . . . . . . . . . .
System reliability guidelines . . . . . . .
Working inside the server with the power on .
Handling static-sensitive devices . . . . .
Removing the front cover, top cover, and bezel .
Removing the front cover (tower model only) .
Removing the top cover . . . . . . . .
Removing the bezel . . . . . . . . . .
Installing a hot-swap power supply . . . . .
Installing an adapter . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing an IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II
Installing a ServeRAID-8i adapter . . . . .
Installing a drive . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing an SAS backplane . . . . . . . .
Memory module . . . . . . . . . . . .
Active Memory . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding and replacing a memory card . . . .
Installing DIMMs . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing a microprocessor . . . . . . . .
Completing the installation. . . . . . . . .
Connecting the cables . . . . . . . . .
Updating the server configuration . . . . .
Updating the server configuration . . . . . .
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Chapter 3. Configuring the server . . . . . .
Using the Configuration/Setup Utility program . .
Starting the Configuration/Setup Utility program .
Configuration/Setup Utility menu choices . . .
Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD . . . . . . . . . . .
ServerGuide features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup and configuration overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Typical operating-system installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing your operating system without ServerGuide . . . . . . . . .
Using the Boot Menu program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the Gigabit Ethernet controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the PXE boot agent utility program . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the PXE boot agent utility program . . . . . . . . . . . .
PXE boot agent utility menu choices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing and using the baseboard management controller utility programs . .
Enabling and configuring SOL using the OSA SMBridge management utility
program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the OSA SMBridge management utility program . . . . . . .
Using the baseboard management controller utility programs . . . . . .
Using the SAS/SATA Configuration Utility program . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the SAS/SATA Configuration Utility program . . . . . . . . .
SerialSelect Utility menu choices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disk Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using ServeRAID Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix. Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 . . . . . . . . .
Japanese Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI)
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IBM xSeries 260 Type 8865: User’s Guide
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.
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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 260 Type 8865: User’s 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.
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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.
Statement 10:
CAUTION:
Do not place any object on top of rack-mounted devices.
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IBM xSeries 260 Type 8865: User’s Guide
Chapter 1. The xSeries 260 server
The IBM® Eserver® xSeries® 260 Type 8865 server is a 7-U1-high,
high-performance server. It is ideally suited for networking environments that require
superior microprocessor performance, efficient asset management, flexibility, and
large amounts of reliable data storage.
Performance, ease of use, reliability, and expansion capabilities were key
considerations in the design of the server. These design features make it possible
for you to customize the system hardware to meet your needs today and provide
flexible expansion capabilities for the future.
The server comes with a limited warranty. For information about the terms of the
warranty and getting service and assistance, see the Warranty and Support
Information document.
The server contains IBM Enterprise X-Architecture technologies, which help
increase performance and reliability. For more information, see “What your server
offers” on page 4 and “Reliability, availability, and serviceability” on page 6.
You can obtain up-to-date information about the server and other IBM server
products at http://www.ibm.com/eserver/xseries/.
Related documentation
This User’s Guide contains general information about the server, including how to
install supported options and how to configure the server. The following
documentation also comes with the server:
v Installation Guide
This printed document contains instructions for setting up the server and basic
instructions for installing some options.
v Warranty and Support Information
This document is in Portable Document Format (PDF) on the xSeries
Documentation CD. It contains information about the terms of the warranty and
about getting service and assistance.
v Safety Information
This document is in PDF on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD. It contains
translated caution and danger statements. Each caution and danger statement
that appears in the documentation has a number that you can use to locate the
corresponding statement in your language in the Safety Information document.
v Rack Installation Instructions
(Rack model only) This printed document contain instructions for installing the
server in a rack.
1. Racks are marked in vertical increments of 4.45 cm (1.75 inches). Each increment is referred to as a unit, or ″U″. A 1-U-high
device is 4.45 cm (1.75 inches) tall.
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v Problem Determination and Service Guide
This document is in PDF on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD. It contains
information to help you solve problems yourself, and it contains information for
service technicians.
Depending on the server model, additional documentation might be included on the
IBM xSeries Documentation CD.
The server might have features that are not described in the documentation that
comes 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. To check for updated documentation
and technical updates, complete the following steps.
Note: Changes are made periodically to the IBM Web site. The actual procedure
might vary slightly from what is described in this document.
1. Go to http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/.
2. In the Browse by topic section, click publications.
3. On the Publications page, in the Brand field, select Servers.
4. In the Family field, select xSeries 260.
5. Click Continue.
Notices and statements 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 Note: 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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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™
v 1 MB Level-2 cache
v 667 MHz front-side bus (FSB)
v Support for up to four microprocessors
Note: Use the Configuration/Setup Utility
program to determine the type and speed
of the microprocessors.
Memory:
v Minimum: 2 GB depending on server
model, expandable to 32 GB
v Type: 333 MHz, registered, ECC,
PC2-3200 double data rate (DDR) II,
SDRAM
v Sizes: 1 GB or 2 GB in pairs
v Connectors: Two-way interleaved, four
dual inline memory module (DIMM)
connectors per memory card
v Maximum: Four memory cards, each
card containing two pairs of PC2-3200
DDRII DIMMs
Drives:
v CD: IDE
v Diskette: 1.44 MB
v Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard disk
drive
Expansion bays:
v Twelve SAS, 3.5-inch bays
v Three 5.25-inch bays (CD-ROM
installed)
v One 3.5-inch bay (diskette drive
installed)
Expansion slots:
Six PCI-X 2.0 hot-plug 266 MHz/64-bit
slots
Upgradeable microcode:
System BIOS, diagnostics, service
processor, BMC, and SAS microcode
Power supply:
v Standard: Two 775 watt 110 V or 220 V
ac input dual-rated power supplies
Size:
v 7U
v Height: 311 mm (12.3 in.)
v Depth: 715 mm (28.15 in.)
v Width: 440 mm (17.32 in.)
v Weight: approximately 55 kg (121.2 lb)
when fully configured or 47 kg (104 lb)
minimum
Heat output:
Racks are marked in vertical increments
of 4.45 cm (1.75 inches). Each increment
is referred to as a unit, or “U.” A 1-U-high
device is 4.45 cm (1.75 inches) tall.
Electrical input:
v Sine-wave input (50-60 Hz) required
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 Approximate input kilovolt-amperes (kVA):
– Minimum: 0.60 kVA
– Maximum: 1.9 kVA
Approximate heat output in British thermal
units (Btu) per hour:
v Minimum configuration: 2006 Btu (588
watts) per hour
v Maximum configuration: 6346 Btu (1860
watts) per hour
Integrated functions:
v Baseboard management controller
v IBM EXA-32 Chipset with integrated
memory and I/O controller
v Service processor support for Remote
Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine
v Light path diagnostics
Notes:
v Three Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
1. Power consumption and heat output
(2.0)
vary depending on the number and type
– Two on rear of server
of optional features installed and the
– One on front of server
power-management optional features in
v Broadcom 5704C dual 10/100/1000
use.
Gigabit Ethernet controllers
v ATI 7000-M video
2. These levels were measured in
– 16 MB video memory
controlled acoustical environments
– SVGA compatible
according to the procedures specified by
v Mouse connector
the American National Standards
v Keyboard connector
Institute (ANSI) S12.10 and ISO 7779
v Serial connector
and are reported in accordance with ISO
9296. Actual sound-pressure levels in a
Acoustical noise emissions:
given location might exceed the average
v Sound power, idle: 6.6 bel declared
values stated because of room
v Sound power, operating: 6.6 bel
reflections and other nearby noise
declared
sources. The declared sound-power
levels indicate an upper limit, below
Environment:
which a large number of computers will
v Air temperature:
operate.
– Server on: 10° to 35°C (50.0° to
95.0°F); altitude: 0 to 2133 m
(6998.0 ft)
– Server off: 10° to 43°C (50.0° to
109.4°F); maximum altitude: 2133 m
(6998.0 ft)
v Humidity:
– Server on: 8% to 80%
– Server off: 8% to 80%
v Upgradeable to four power supplies
Chapter 1. The xSeries 260 server
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What your server offers
The server uses the following features and technologies:
v Active PCI-X (hot-plug) adapter capabilities
The server has six hot-plug slots for peripheral component interconnect (PCI-X)
adapters. With operating-system support, you can replace a failing hot-plug
PCI-X adapter without turning off the server. If the operating system and adapter
support the hot-add feature, you can also add a PCI adapter in one of these slots
without turning off the server.
v Baseboard management controller
The baseboard management controller provides basic service-processor
environmental monitoring functions. If environmental conditions exceed
thresholds or if system components fail, the baseboard management controller
lights LEDs to help you diagnose the problem and records the errors in the error
log.
The baseboard management controller also provides remote server management
capabilities through the OSA SMBridge management utility program.
v IBM Director
IBM Director is a workgroup-hardware-management tool that you can use to
centrally manage xSeries servers. For more information, see the IBM Director
documentation on the IBM Director CD.
v IBM Enterprise X-Architecture technology
IBM X-Architecture technology combines proven, innovative IBM designs to make
your Intel-processor-based server powerful, scalable, and reliable. For more
information, see
http://www.ibm.com/pc/us/eserver/xseries/xarchitecture/enterprise/index.html.
– Active™ Memory
The Active Memory feature improves the reliability of memory through memory
mirroring, memory scrubbing, and the Memory ProteXion™ feature.
– Large system-memory capacity
The server supports up to 32 GB of system memory. The memory controller
supports error correcting code (ECC) for up to 16 industry-standard
PC2-3200, 333 megahertz (MHz), 1.8 V, 240-pin, registered, double-data-rate
(DDR) II, synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM) dual inline
memory modules (DIMMs).
– Memory ProteXion
The Memory ProteXion feature provides the equivalent of a hot-spare drive in
a RAID array. It is based in the memory controller, and it enables the server to
sense when a chip on a DIMM has failed and to route the data around the
failed chip.
v IBM ServerGuide™ Setup and Installation CD
The ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD that comes with the server (standard
on some models only) provides programs to help you set up the server and
install a 32-bit Windows operating system. The ServerGuide program detects
installed hardware options and provides the correct configuration programs and
device drivers. For more information about the ServerGuide Setup and
Installation CD, see “Using the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD” on page
61.
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v Integrated network support
The server comes with an integrated Broadcom 5704C dual Gigabit Ethernet
controller, which supports connection to a 10-Mbps, 100-Mbps, or 1000-Mbps
network. For more information, see “Configuring the Gigabit Ethernet controller”
on page 63.
v Large data-storage capacity and hot-swap capability
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 without the optional SAS backplane
installed. The server supports up 12 hard disk drives when the optional SAS
backplane is installed. With the hot-swap feature, you can add, remove, or
replace hard disk drives without turning off the server. The server supports up to
two 5.25-inch, half-high, SCSI tape drives in the 5.25-inch bays.
v Light path diagnostics
Light path diagnostics provides LEDs to help you diagnose problems. For more
information, see the section about light path diagnostics in the Installation Guide.
v Redundant connection
The addition of an optional network interface card (NIC) provides a failover
capability to a redundant Ethernet connection. If a problem occurs with the
primary Ethernet connection, all Ethernet traffic that is associated with the
primary connection is automatically switched to the redundant NIC. If the
applicable device drivers are installed, this switching occurs without data loss and
without user intervention.
v Redundant cooling and power capabilities
The redundant cooling of the fans in the server enable continued operation if one
of the fans fails. The server supports up to four hot-swap power supplies, which
provide redundant power for many server configurations.
v ServeRAID™ support
The server supports ServeRAID adapters to create redundant array of
independent disks (RAID) configurations.
v Symmetric multiprocessing (SMP)
The server supports up to four Intel Xeon microprocessors. If the server comes
with only one microprocessor, you can install additional microprocessors to
enhance performance and provide SMP capability.
v Systems-management capabilities
The server supports the IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine, which
provides service-processor functions in addition to those that the baseboard
management controller provides. When this adapter is used with the
systems-management software that comes with the server, you can manage the
functions of the server locally and remotely. The Remote Supervisor Adapter II
SlimLine also provides system monitoring, event recording, and dial-out alert
capability.
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Reliability, availability, and serviceability
Three important computer design features are reliability, availability, and
serviceability (RAS). The RAS features help to ensure the integrity of the data that
is stored in the server, the availability of the server when you need it, and the ease
with which you can diagnose and correct problems.
The server has the following RAS features:
v Active memory
v Active™ PCI-X (hot-plug) adapter slots
v Automatic BIOS recovery (ABR)
v Automatic error retry and recovery
v Automatic restart after a power failure
v Availability of microcode and diagnostic levels
v Backup basic input/output system (BIOS) switching under the control of the
baseboard management controller
v Baseboard management controller (service processor)
v Built-in, menu-driven electrically erasable programmable ROM (EEPROM) based
setup, system configuration, and diagnostic programs
v Built-in monitoring for fan, power, temperature, voltage, and power-supply
redundancy
v Chipkill™ memory protection
v Error codes and messages
v Error correcting code (ECC) L2 cache and system memory
v Fault-resistant startup
v Hot-swap hard disk drives
v IBM Director workgroup-hardware-management tool
v Information and light path diagnostics LED panels
v Optional service processor adapter for remote system management
v Power managed and Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
compliant
v Power-on self-test (POST)
v Predictive Failure Analysis® (PFA) alerts
v Redundant Ethernet capabilities (requires optional Ethernet adapter) with failover
support
v Redundant hot-swap capability
– Cooling fans with speed-sensing capability
– Power supplies
v Remind button to temporarily flash the attention LED
v Remote system problem-determination support
v ROM-based diagnostic programs
v Standby voltage for systems-management features and monitoring
v Startup (boot) from LAN using Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) protocol
v System auto-configuring from the configuration menu
v System error logging (POST and baseboard management controller when a
Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine is installed)
v Upgradeable microcode for POST, BIOS, diagnostics, baseboard management
controller, and read-only memory (ROM) resident code, locally or over the LAN
v Vital product data (VPD) on microprocessors, system boards, power supplies,
and SAS (hot-swap-drive) backplane
v Wake on LAN® capability
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IBM Director
With IBM Director, a network administrator can perform the following tasks:
v View the hardware configuration of remote systems, in detail
v Monitor the usage and performance of critical components, such as
microprocessors, disks, and memory
v Centrally manage individual or large groups of IBM and non-IBM
Intel-processor-based servers, desktop computers, workstations, and mobile
computers on a variety of platforms
IBM Director provides a comprehensive entry-level workgroup hardware manager. It
includes the following key features:
v Advanced self-management capabilities for maximum system availability.
v Multiple operating-system platform support, including Microsoft® Windows® 2000
Server, Windows XP Professional, Red Hat Linux, SUSE LINUX, and Novell
NetWare. For a complete list of operating systems that support IBM Director, see
the IBM Director Compatibility Document. This document is in Portable Document
Format (PDF) at
http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/systems_management/
sys_migration/ibmdiragent.html. It is updated every 6 to 8 weeks.
v Support for IBM and non-IBM servers, desktop computers, workstations, and
mobile computers.
v Support for systems-management industry standards.
v Integration into leading workgroup and enterprise systems-management
environments.
v Ease of use, training, and setup.
IBM Director also provides an extensible platform that supports advanced server
tools that are designed to reduce the total cost of managing and supporting
networked systems. By deploying IBM Director, you can achieve reductions in
ownership costs through the following benefits:
v Reduced downtime
v Increased productivity of IT personnel and users
v Reduced service and support costs
For more information about IBM Director, see the IBM Director CD that comes with
the server, the IBM Director documentation on the CD, and the IBM xSeries
Systems Management Web page at http://www1.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/systems_management/xseries_sm.html, which
presents an overview of IBM Systems Management and IBM Director.
The UpdateXpress program
The UpdateXpress program is available for most xSeries servers and server
options. It detects supported and installed device drivers and firmware in the server
and installs available updates. You can download the UpdateXpress program from
the Web at no additional cost, or you can purchase it on a CD. To download the
program or purchase the CD, go to
http://www.ibm.com/pc/ww/eserver/xseries/serverguide/xpress.html.
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Server controls, connectors, LEDs, and power
This section describes the controls, connectors, 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.
Operator information
panel
Hard disk drive
activity LED
Hard disk drive
status LED
CD-eject button
Diskette drive activity LED
Diskette-eject button
CD drive activity LED
Operator information panel: The following illustration shows the controls and
LEDs on the operator information panel.
Power-control button
Information LED
Release latch
USB connector
Power-on LED
Hard disk drive activity LED
System-error LED
Locator LED
The following controls, connectors, and LEDs are on the operator information panel:
v USB connector: Connect a USB device to this connector.
v Power-control button: Press this button to turn the server on and off manually.
A power-control-button shield comes with the server.
v Information LED: When this LED is lit, it indicates that an error or warning
message has been written to the system event log.
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v Release latch: Slide this latch to the left to access the light path diagnostics
panel.
v System-error LED: When this LED is lit, it indicates that a system error has
occurred. An LED on the light path diagnostics panel is also lit to help isolate the
error.
v Locator LED: When this LED is lit, it has been lit remotely by the system
administrator to aid in visually locating the server.
v Hard disk drive activity LED: When this LED is flashing, it indicates that a SAS
hard disk drive is in use.
v 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.
Note: If this LED is off, it does not mean that there is no electrical power in the
server. The LED might be burned out. To remove all electrical power from the
server, you must disconnect the power cords from the electrical outlets.
Hard disk drive activity LED: On some server models, each hot-swap hard disk
drive has an activity LED. When this LED is flashing, it indicates that the drive is in
use.
Hard disk drive status LED: If a ServeRAID-8i adapter is installed, when this LED
is lit, it indicates that the associated hard disk drive has failed. If 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.
Diskette drive activity LED: When this LED is lit, it indicates that the diskette drive
is in use.
Diskette-eject button: Press this button to release a diskette from the diskette
drive.
CD drive activity LED: When this LED is lit, it indicates that the CD drive is in use.
CD-eject button: Press this button to release a CD or DVD from the DVD drive.
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Rear view
The following illustration shows the connectors and LEDs on the rear of the server.
SP Ethernet 10/100
Power-supply
USB 1
Video
SP Ethernet
10/100 activity LED
SP Ethernet
10/100 link LED
USB 2
System serial
SP serial
AC power
LED
DC power
LED
Fan error
LED
Gigabit Ethernet 1
link LED
Gigabit Ethernet 1
Gigabit Ethernet 1
activity LED
Gigabit Ethernet 2
link LED
Gigabit Ethernet 2
Mouse
Keyboard
Remote Supervisor Adapter II
SlimLine error LED
IXA RS485
I/O board error LED
Gigabit Ethernet 2
activity LED
Power-supply connector: Connect the power cord to this connector.
Video connector: Connect a monitor to this connector.
USB 1 connector: Connect a USB device to this connector.
SP Ethernet 10/100 connector: Use this connector to connect the service
processor to a network.
SP Ethernet 10/100 activity LED: This LED is on the SP Ethernet 10/100
connector. When this LED is lit, it indicates that there is activity between the server
and the network.
SP Ethernet 10/100 link LED: This LED is on the SP Ethernet 10/100 connector.
When this LED is lit, it indicates that there is an active connection on the Ethernet
port.
USB 2 connector: Connect a USB device to this connector.
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System serial connector: Connect a 9-pin serial device to this connector.
SP Serial connector: Connect a 9-pin serial device to this connector.
Fan error LED: This LED is on the power supply filler. When this LED is lit, it
indicates that the fan has failed.
Mouse connector: Connect a mouse or other device to this connector.
Keyboard connector: Connect a keyboard to this connector.
Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine error LED: This LED is on the I/O board
and is visible on the rear of the server. When this LED is lit, it indicates that there is
a problem with the IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine.
IXA RS485 connector: Use this connector to connect to an iSeries server when an
Integrated xSeries Adapter (IXA) is installed.
I/O board error LED: This LED is on the I/O board and is visible on the rear of the
server. When this LED is lit, it indicates that there is a problem with the I/O board.
Gigabit Ethernet 2 activity LED: This LED is on the Gigabit Ethernet 2 connector.
When this LED flashes, it indicates that there is activity between the server and the
network.
Gigabit Ethernet 2 connector: Use this connector to connect the server to a
network.
Gigabit Ethernet 2 link LED: This LED is on the Gigabit Ethernet 2 connector.
When this LED is lit, it indicates that there is an active connection on the Ethernet
port.
Gigabit Ethernet 1 activity LED: This LED is on the Gigabit Ethernet 1 connector.
When this LED flashes, it indicates that there is activity between the server and the
network.
Gigabit Ethernet 1 connector: Use this connector to connect the server to a
network.
Gigabit Ethernet 1 link LED: This LED is on the Gigabit Ethernet 1 connector.
When this LED is lit, it indicates that there is an active connection on the Ethernet
port.
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 Problem Determination and Service Guide on
the IBM xSeries Documentation CD.
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
other combination of LEDs, see the Problem Determination and Service Guide on
the IBM xSeries Documentation CD.
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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,
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, and one or more fans might start running to
provide cooling while the server is connected to power. 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 your operating system supports the systems-management software for the
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.
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.
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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.
2
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 Wake on LAN feature turned on the server, the Wake on LAN feature can
turn off the server.
v You can turn off the server through a request from the service processor.
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Chapter 2. Installing options
This chapter provides detailed instructions for installing optional hardware devices in
the server.
Server components
The following illustration shows the major components in the server. The
illustrations in this document might differ slightly from your hardware.
Top cover
PCI-X divider
I/O board
Hot-swap fans
92 mm
DIMM
Memory
card
Hard disk
drive filler
panel
Hot-swap
power supply
PCI-X slots
O
FR
N
T
Hot-swap
hard disk
drive
Air baffle
Microprocessor
baffle
Heat sink
Power supply
filler
Hot-swap fans
80 mm
Microprocessor
VRM
Operator information
panel
Diskette drive
CD drive
Microprocessor tray
Rack bezel
Front cover
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I/O board internal connectors and jumpers
The following illustration shows the internal connectors and jumpers on the I/O
board.
Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine
SAS 1
SAS 2
Media devices
Light path diagnostic
Power-on password
override
Boot recovery
Wake-on-LAN
bypass
Front USB
Battery
System serial (COM 1)
1 2 3
1 2 3
SP serial (COM 2)
Default jumper
position
1 2 3
Table 2 describes the function of each three-pin jumper block.
Table 2. I/O board jumper blocks
Jumper name
Description
Power-on password override (J9)
The default position is pins 1 and 2. Change the position of this
jumper to pins 2 and 3 to bypass the power-on password check.
Changing the position of this jumper does not affect the
administrator password check if an administrator password is set. If
the administrator password is lost, the I/O board must be replaced.
For more information about passwords, see “Passwords” on page
59.
Boot recovery (BIOS) (J14)
The default position is pins 1 and 2 (use the primary page during
startup). Move the jumper to pins 2 and 3 to use the secondary
page during startup.
Wake on LAN bypass (J15)
The default position is pins 1 and 2. Move the jumper to pins 2 and
3 to prevent a Wake on LAN packet from waking the system when
the system is in the powered-off state.
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Memory-card connectors
The following illustration shows the connectors on the memory card.
DIMM 1
DIMM 2
DIMM 3
DIMM 4
Memory-card LEDs
The following illustration shows the LEDs on the memory card.
Light path diagnostics button
Light path diagnostics button power LED
Memory card error LED
DIMM 1 error LED
DIMM 2 error LED
DIMM 3 error LED
DIMM 4 error LED
The following illustration shows the top view of the memory card.
Memory Port Power
Error
Memory Hot-Swap Enabled
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Microprocessor-board connectors and LEDs
The following illustration shows the connectors and LEDs on the microprocessor
board.
Memory
card 2
Memory
Memory
card 1
card 3
Fan 3
Fan 8
Light path diagnostics
button
Fan 2
Fan 6
Fan 7
Memory
card 4
Fan 5
Fan 1
Microprocessor card
error LED
Fan 4
Microprocessor 1
socket
1
2
4
3
Microprocessor 3
VRM connector
Microprocessor 4
VRM connector
VRM 4 error LED
Microprocessor 2
socket
Microprocessor 1
error LED Microprocessor 2
error LED
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VRM 3 error LED
Microprocessor 3 error LED
Microprocessor 3 socket
Microprocessor 4 error LED
Microprocessor 4 socket
PCI-X board connectors
The following illustration shows the connectors on the PCI-X board.
Attention LED
Power LED
ServeRAID-8i
Active PCI cable
I/O board
PCI slot 1
266 MHz 64-bit
PCI-X slot 2
266 MHz 64-bit
PCI-X slot 3
266 MHz 64-bit
PCI-X slot 4
266 MHz 64-bit
PCI-X slot 5
266 MHz 64-bit
PCI-X slot 6
266 MHz 64-bit
SAS internal power
cable connector
PCI-X board LEDs
The following illustration shows the LEDs on the PCI-X board.
PCI attention LEDs
PCI power LEDs
Power good LED
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SAS-backplane connectors
The following illustration shows the connectors on the SAS backplane.
Front of SAS backplane
SAS hard disk drive connectors
Back of SAS backplane
SAS signal cable
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SAS power
Installation guidelines
Before you install options, read the following information:
v Read the safety information that begins on page v and the guidelines in
“Handling static-sensitive devices” on page 22. This information will help you
work safely.
v Observe good housekeeping in the area where you are working. Place removed
covers and other parts in a safe place.
v If you must start the server while the cover is removed, make sure that no one is
near the server and that no tools or other objects have been left inside the
server.
v Do not attempt to lift an object that you think is too heavy for you. If you have to
lift a heavy object, observe the following precautions:
– Make sure that you can stand safely without slipping.
– Distribute the weight of the object equally between your feet.
– Use a slow lifting force. Never move suddenly or twist when you lift a heavy
object.
– To avoid straining the muscles in your back, lift by standing or by pushing up
with your leg muscles.
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 fans, hot-plug adapters, or hot-plug Universal Serial Bus
(USB) devices. However, you must turn off the server before performing any
steps that involve installing or removing adapter cables.
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 are finished working on the server, reinstall all safety shields, guards,
labels, and ground wires.
v For a list of supported options for the server, see http://www.ibm.com/pc/compat/.
System reliability guidelines
To help ensure proper system cooling and system reliability, make sure that the
following requirements are met:
v Each of the drive bays has a drive or a filler panel and electromagnetic
compatibility (EMC) shield 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 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 server cover before turning on the server.
Operating the server for extended periods of time (more than 30 minutes) with
the server cover removed might damage server components.
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v If the server has redundant power, at least three power-supplies bays have a
power supply installed.
v You have followed the cabling instructions that come with optional adapters.
v You have replaced a failed fan as soon as possible.
v You have replaced a hot-swap drive within 2 minutes of removal.
v You do not run the server without the air baffle installed. Operating the server
without the air baffle might cause the microprocessor or microprocessors to
overheat.
v Microprocessor sockets 2, 3, and 4 each always contain either a microprocessor
baffle or a microprocessor and heat sink.
Working inside the server with the power on
Attention: Static electricity that is released to internal server components when
the server is powered-on might cause the server to halt, which could result in the
loss of data. To avoid this potential problem, always use an electrostatic-discharge
wrist strap or other grounding system when working inside the server with the
power on.
The server supports hot-plug, hot-add, and 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 The use of a grounding system is recommended. For example, wear an
electrostatic-discharge wrist strap, if one is available. Always use an
electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system when working inside
the server with the power on.
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.
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v While the device is still in its static-protective package, touch it to an unpainted
metal part on the outside 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.
Removing the front cover, top cover, and bezel
Remove the top cover and bezel to access the inside of the server. On a tower
model, you must also unlock or remove the front cover.
Removing the front cover (tower model only)
To remove the front cover, complete the following steps.
Unlock
Lock
1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines”
on page 21.
2. If you are installing or replacing a non-hot-swap component, turn off the server
and all peripheral devices. Disconnect the power cords; then, disconnect all
external cables from the server.
3. Unlock the front cover; then, grasp the top corners of the front cover and pull it
away from the server.
4. Lift the front cover to release the two tabs at the bottom edge of the cover.
5. Store the front cover in a safe place.
Removing the top cover
On a tower model, make sure that you unlock or remove the front cover before you
remove the top cover.
To remove the top cover, complete the following steps.
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Top cover
Cover release
latch
1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines”
on page 21.
2. If you are installing or replacing a non-hot-swap component, turn off the server
and all peripheral devices. Disconnect the power cords; then, disconnect all
external cables from the server.
3. Lift the plastic cover-release latch near the edge of the top cover.
4. Slide the top cover slightly toward the rear of the server; the cover will stop after
moving approximately 25 mm (1 inch). Lift the cover off the server, and set the
cover aside.
Attention: For proper cooling and airflow, replace the top cover before turning
on the server. Operating the server for more than 2 minutes with the top cover
removed might damage server components.
Removing the bezel
On a tower model, make sure that you unlock or remove the front cover before you
remove the top cover and bezel.
To remove the bezel, complete the following steps:
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Bezel
1. Press on the two release latches at the top edge of the bezel, and pull the top
of the bezel slightly away from the server.
2. Lift the bezel to release the two tabs at the bottom edge of the bezel.
3. Store the bezel in a safe place.
Installing a hot-swap power supply
The following notes describe information that you must consider when installing a
hot-swap power supply in the server:
v The server comes with a minimum of two power supplies and supports up to four
power supplies.
v The power supplies are numbered from left to right (1 through 4) as viewed from
the rear of the server. Power supplies must be installed in the following
sequence: power supply 1 through power supply 4.
v If you install or remove a power supply, observe the following precautions:
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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.
Fan error
LED
Fan filler
Fan filler
AC
DC
2nd power
supply (PS2)
1st power
supply (PS1)
3rd power
supply (PS3)
AC power
LED (green)
DC power
LED (green)
Handle
(open)
Release
latch
To install a hot-swap power supply, complete the following steps:
1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines”
on page 21.
Attention: Static electricity that is released to internal server components
when the server is powered-on might cause the server to halt, which could
result in the loss of data. To avoid this potential problem, always use an
electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system when working
inside the server with the power on.
2. Remove the power-supply filler from the power-supply bay:
a. Press the release latch on the power-supply filler handle and pull the handle
to the open position.
b. Pull the power-supply filler out of the bay.
3. Pull the handle on the power supply to the open position.
4. Place the power supply into the power-supply bay in the chassis and close the
power-supply handle.
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5. Connect one end of the power cord for the power supply into the connector on
the back of the power supply; connect the other end of the power cord into a
properly grounded electrical outlet.
6. Make sure that both the ac and dc power LEDs on the rear of the power supply
are lit, indicating that the power supply is operating correctly.
If you have other options to install or remove, do so now; otherwise, go to
“Completing the installation” on page 48.
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 setting or jumper settings on the adapter, follow the instructions that come
with the adapter.
v See the documentation that comes with the operating system for information
about enabling a hot-plug PCI-X slot.
v Avoid touching the components and gold-edge connectors on the adapter.
v The server supports full-length and half-length, 266 MHz or slower, 3.3 V, 32-bit
or 64-bit PCI and PCI-X adapters.
v The server scans devices and PCI-X slots to assign system resources in the
following order: integrated Ethernet controller, integrated SAS controller, and then
PCI and PCI-X slots 1 through 6.
Note: To change the order in which the server scans devices and PCI-X slots,
start the Configuration/Setup Utility program and select Start Options from the
main menu. See “Using the Configuration/Setup Utility program” on page 56 for
details about using the Configuration/Setup Utility program.
v You do not have to turn off the server to install a hot-plug adapter in any of the
PCI-X slots. However, you must turn off the server when performing any steps
that involve installing or removing cables.
Attention: Static electricity that is released to internal server components when
the server is powered-on might cause the server to halt, which could result in the
loss of data. To avoid this potential problem, always use an electrostatic-discharge
wrist strap or other grounding system when working inside the server with the
power on.
To install a hot-plug PCI or PCI-X adapter, complete the following steps.
Note: For hot-pluggable adapters, make sure that the PCI hot-plug device driver is
installed.
1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines”
on page 21.
2. Remove the front cover (tower model only), and the top cover (see “Removing
the front cover, top cover, and bezel” on page 23).
3. Determine which PCI-X expansion slot you will use for the adapter.
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Tab
PCI-X retaining bar
PCI-X divider
Attention
LED
(yellow)
Adapterretention
latch
Power
LED
(green)
4. See the documentation that comes with the adapter for instructions for setting
jumpers or switches and for cabling.
Note: Route adapter cables before you install the adapter.
5. Install the adapter:
a. Open the blue PCI-X retaining bar by lifting the front edge.
b. Push the orange adapter retention latch toward the rear of the server and
open the tab. The power LED for the slot turns off if an adapter is installed
in the slot.
c. Remove the expansion-slot cover.
d. Touch the static-protective package that contains the adapter to any
unpainted surface on the outside of the server; then, grasp the adapter by
the top edge or upper corners of the adapter and remove it from the
package.
e. Carefully grasp the adapter by its top edge or upper corners, and align it
with the connector on the PCI-X board.
f. If necessary, remove the adapter guide before installing a full-length adapter.
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Adapter guide
Attention: When you install an adapter, avoid touching the components
and gold-edge connectors on the adapter. Make sure that the adapter is
correctly seated in the connector. An incorrectly seated adapter might cause
damage to the I/O board or to the adapter.
g. Press the adapter firmly into the adapter connector.
h. Push down on the blue PCI-X retaining bar to stabilize the adapter.
i. Close the tab; then, push down on the orange adapter retention latch until it
clicks into place, securing the adapter.
6. Connect any required cables to the adapter.
If you have other options to install or remove, do so now; otherwise, go to
“Completing the installation” on page 48.
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Installing an IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine
An optional IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine can be installed only in its
dedicated connector on the I/O board. See the illustration on page 16 for the
location of the connector on the I/O board. No cabling is required to install the
Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine.
Retention latch
Front standoff
I/O board
Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine connector
Rear standoff
Retention latch
Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine
To install the Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine, complete the following steps:
1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines”
on page 21.
2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and
all external cables necessary to remove the I/O board.
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 22.
3. Unlock the front cover (tower model only), and remove the top cover (see
“Removing the front cover, top cover, and bezel” on page 23).
4. Note the location of the internal cables connected to the I/O board; then,
remove the cables from the I/O board and move them out of the way.
5. Open the retention latches and remove the I/O board from the server and place
the I/O board on a flat, static-protective surface with the connectors facing up.
6. Insert the front of the adapter into the front standoff; then, rotate the rear of the
adapter into the rear standoff.
Attention: Incomplete insertion might cause damage to the server or the
adapter.
7. Press the Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine firmly into the connector.
8. Reinstall the I/O board in the server by aligning the board with the guides and
reconnect the internal cables to the I/O board.
If you have other options to install or remove, do so now; otherwise, go to
“Completing the installation” on page 48.
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Installing a ServeRAID-8i adapter
An optional ServeRAID-8i adapter can be installed only in its dedicated connector
on the PCI-X board. See the following illustration for the location of the connector
on the PCI-X board. The ServeRAID-8i adapter is not cabled to the server, and no
rerouting of the SAS cables is required.
To install the ServeRAID-8i adapter, complete the following steps.
ServeRAID-8i adapter
ServeRAID-8i
slot
D
C
A
C
1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines”
on page 21.
2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords.
3. Unlock the front cover (tower model only), and remove the top cover (see
“Removing the front cover, top cover, and bezel” on page 23).
4. Remove the two SAS signal cables from the connectors on the I/O board.
5. Touch the static-protective package that contains the adapter to any unpainted
surface on the outside of the server; then, grasp the adapter by the top edge or
upper corners of the adapter and remove it from the package.
6. Remove the ServeRAID-8i adapter from the package, using the plastic handle.
Attention: Incomplete insertion might cause damage to the server or the
ServeRAID-8i adapter.
7. Position the ServeRAID-8i adapter so that the metal locking clasp is at the rear
of the server; then, press the ServeRAID-8i adapter firmly into the connector.
If you have other options to install or remove, do so now; otherwise, go to
“Completing the installation” on page 48.
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Installing a drive
The following notes describe the types of hard disk drives and tape drives that the
server supports and other information that you must consider when installing a
drive:
v The server supports up to six 1-inch (26 mm) slim-high, 3.5-inch, hot-swap hard
disk drives without an optional SAS backplane installed. The server supports 12
hard disk drives when an optional SAS backplane is installed.
v The server supports up to two 5.25-inch, half-high, SCSI tape drives in the
5.25-inch bays. A SCSI adapter is required to support the tape drives.
v For a list of supported options for the server, see http://www.ibm.com/us/compat/.
v The hot-swap bays are arranged horizontally in the standard hard disk drive
cage; the server scans the hard disk drives and assigns drive IDs in the following
order: 0 through 11.
v Inspect the drive tray for signs of damage.
v Make sure that the drive is correctly installed in the tray.
v If a RAID controller is installed in the server, see the documentation that comes
with the controller for instructions for installing a hard disk drive.
v All hot-swap drives in the server should have the same throughput speed rating;
mixing drives with different 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 the server 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 If the server will be configured for RAID operation using a 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.
The following illustration shows how to install a hot-swap hard disk drive.
Filler panel
Hard disk drive assembly
Drive handle
(open position)
5.25-inch bays for
supported tape drives
To install a hot-swap hard disk drive, complete the following steps:
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1. Read the safety information that begins on page v, and “Installation guidelines”
on page 21.
2. If you are installing drives in a tower model, remove the front cover (see
“Removing the front cover, top cover, and bezel” on page 23).
3. Remove the filler panel from one of the empty hot-swap bays.
4. Touch the static-protective package that contains the hard disk drive to any
unpainted surface on the outside of the server; then, remove the hard disk drive
from the package.
5. Make sure that the tray handle is open; then, install the hard disk drive into the
hot-swap bay.
6. Check the hard disk drive status LEDs to make sure that the hard disk drive is
operating correctly.
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.
Installing an SAS backplane
To install an optional SAS backplane, complete the following steps.
SAS backplane
1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines”
on page 21.
2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and
all external cables necessary to install the device.
3. Remove the front cover (tower model only), and bezel (see “Removing the front
cover, top cover, and bezel” on page 23); then, remove the cable-retention clip
from the divider next to the I/O board.
4. Lift the release levers on each side of the SAS hard disk drive cage and pull it
out of the server until it stops.
5. Slide the SAS backplane into the card guides on the rear of the SAS hard disk
drive cage and press the backplane into place.
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6. Connect one end of the new SAS signal cable to the SAS backplane; then,
following the existing SAS signal cable, route the new SAS signal cable through
the server and over the divider next to the I/O board.
7. Connect the SAS cable to the I/O board and install the cable-retention clip.
If you have other options to install or remove, do so now; otherwise, go to
“Completing the installation” on page 48.
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 333 MHz, 1.8V, 240 pin, PC2-3200 single-ranked 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 PC2-3200 SDRAM Registered DIMM specifications.
For a list of the supported options for the server, see
http://www.ibm.com/us/compact/.
v The server supports up to four memory cards. Each memory card holds up to
four DIMMs.
v There must be at least one memory card with one pair of DIMMs installed for the
server to operate.
v When you install additional DIMMs on a memory card, be sure to install them in
pairs. All the DIMM pairs on each memory card must be the same size and type.
v DIMMs can be hot-added once without having to reconfigure the server. If you
hot-add additional DIMMs, you must reconfigure the server using the
Configuration/Setup Utility program.
v Add odd-numbered DIMMs to each available memory card first, and then add the
even-numbered pairs.
v You do not have to save new configuration information to the BIOS when
installing or removing DIMMs. The only exception is if you replace a DIMM that
was marked as Disabled in the Memory Settings menu. In this case, you must
re-enable the row in the Configuration/Setup Utility program or reload the default
memory settings.
v When you restart the server after adding or removing a DIMM, the server
displays a message that the memory configuration has changed.
v Install the DIMMs on each memory card in the order shown in the following
tables, depending on which memory configuration you want to use. Each memory
card must have at least one pair of DIMMs.
Table 3. Primary memory card installation sequence
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Installation order
Memory card
DIMM pair
First
1
1 and 3
Second
2
1 and 3
Third
3
1 and 3
Fourth
4
1 and 3
Fifth
1
2 and 4
Sixth
2
2 and 4
Seventh
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Table 3. Primary memory card installation sequence (continued)
Installation order
Memory card
DIMM pair
Eighth
4
2 and 4
Table 4. Alternate memory card installation sequence
Installation order
Memory card
DIMM pair
First
1
1 and 3
2 and 4
Second
3
1 and 3
2 and 4
Third
2
1 and 3
2 and 4
Fourth
4
1 and 3
2 and 4
Table 5. Memory card installation sequence for memory-mirrored configuration
Installation order
Memory card
DIMM pair
First
1
1 and 3
3
1 and 3
2
1 and 3
4
1 and 3
1
2 and 4
3
2 and 4
2
2 and 4
4
2 and 4
Second
Third
Fourth
v There are two memory power buses, which are split between the four memory
cards. Memory cards 1 and 2 are on power bus 1, and memory cards 3 and 4
are on power bus 2. If memory mirroring is enabled, you can hot-replace one
memory card at a time on each memory power bus.
v If a problem with a DIMM is detected, light path diagnostics will light the
system-error LED on the front of the server, indicating that there is a problem
and guide you to the defective DIMM. When this occurs, first identify the
defective DIMM; then, remove and replace the DIMM.
The following illustration shows the LEDs on the memory card.
Memory Port Power
Error
Memory Hot-Swap Enabled
Memory Hot-Swap Enabled LED: When this LED is lit, it indicates that
hot-swap memory is enabled.
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Error LED: When this LED is lit, it indicates that a memory card or DIMM has
failed.
Memory Port Power LED: When this LED is off, it indicates that power is
removed from the port and that you can remove the memory card and replace a
failed DIMM. This LED also turns off when the release levers are opened.
Active Memory
Active Memory is an IBM technology that improves the reliability of the DIMMs
through the memory mirroring, memory scrubbing, and Memory ProteXion™
features.
v Memory mirroring enables you to improve the reliability of the memory in your
server by creating a mirror of the data in memory port 1 and storing it in memory
port 2.
Complete the following steps to enable memory mirroring:
1. Check your operating system documentation to make sure that it supports
memory mirroring.
2. Install DIMMs of the same size and clock speed in the two memory ports.
3. Enable memory mirroring in the Configuration/Setup Utility program:
a. Turn on the server and watch the monitor screen.
b. When the message Press F1 for Configuration/Setup appears, press
F1.
c. From the Configuration/Setup Utility main menu, select Advanced Setup.
d. Select Memory Settings.
e. Select Memory Mirroring Settings.
f. Enable memory mirroring.
g. Save and exit the Configuration/Setup Utility program.
When memory mirroring is enabled, the data that is written to memory is stored
in two locations. One copy is kept in the memory port 1 DIMMs, while a second
copy is kept in the memory port 2 DIMMs. During the execution of the read
command, the data is read from the DIMM with the least number of reported
memory errors through memory scrubbing, which is enabled with memory
mirroring.
v Memory scrubbing is an automatic daily test of all the system memory that
detects and reports memory errors that might be developing before they cause a
server outage.
Memory scrubbing and Memory ProteXion technology work with each other and
do not require memory mirroring to be enabled to work.
If memory scrubbing determines that a DIMM is damaged beyond use, read and
write operations are redirected to the remaining good DIMMs. Memory scrubbing
then reports the damaged DIMM and light path diagnostics displays the error.
After the damaged DIMM is replaced, memory mirroring then copies the mirrored
data back into the new DIMM.
When an error is detected, memory scrubbing determines whether the error is
recoverable. If it is recoverable, Memory ProteXion is enabled and the data that
was stored in the damaged locations is rewritten to a new location. The error is
then reported so that preventive maintenance can be performed. Provided that
there are enough good locations to enable the correct operation of the server, no
further action is taken other than recording the error in the error logs.
If the error is not recoverable, memory scrubbing sends an error message to light
path diagnostics, which lights LEDs to guide you to the damaged DIMM. If
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memory mirroring is enabled, the mirrored copy of the data in the mirrored DIMM
is used to refresh the new DIMM after it is installed.
v Memory ProteXion reassigns memory bits to new locations within memory when
recoverable errors have been detected.
When a recoverable error is found by memory scrubbing, the Memory ProteXion
feature writes the data that was to be stored in the damaged memory locations to
spare memory locations within the same DIMM.
Adding and replacing a memory card
At least one memory card with one pair of DIMMs must be installed for the server
to operate correctly.
Adding a memory card
To add a memory card, complete the following steps:
1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines”
on page 21.
2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and
all external cables necessary to replace the device.
3. Unlock the front cover (tower model only), and remove the top cover (see
“Removing the front cover, top cover, and bezel” on page 23).
4. Prepare the memory card:
a. Touch the static-protective package that contains the memory card to any
unpainted surface on the outside of the server; then, remove the memory
card from the package.
b. Place the memory card on a flat, static-protected surface with the DIMM
connectors facing up.
c. Install DIMMs in the memory card (see “Installing DIMMs” on page 38).
5. Install the memory card:
Attention: When moving the memory card, do not allow it to touch any
components or structures inside the server.
a. Grasp the memory card by the retention levers and turn the memory card so
that the connector aligns with the connector on the microprocessor board.
b. Insert the memory card into the memory card connector.
c. Press the memory card into the connector and close the retention levers.
If you have other options to install or remove, do so now; otherwise, go to
“Completing the installation” on page 48.
Hot-replacing a memory card
For you to hot-replace a memory card, memory mirroring must be enabled. See
“Active Memory” on page 36 for information about how to enable memory mirroring.
To hot-replace a memory card, complete the following steps:
1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines”
on page 21.
Attention: Static electricity that is released to internal server components
when the server is powered-on might cause the server to halt, which could
result in the loss of data. To avoid this potential problem, always use an
electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system when working
inside the server with the power on.
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2. Remove the front cover (tower model only), and the top cover (see “Removing
the front cover, top cover, and bezel” on page 23).
3. Prepare the new memory card:
a. Touch the static-protective package that contains the memory card to any
unpainted surface on the outside of the server; then, remove the memory
card from the package.
b. Place the memory card on a flat, static-protected surface with the DIMM
connectors facing up.
c. Install DIMMs in the memory card (see “Installing DIMMs”).
4. Remove the existing memory card from the server.
Attention: When moving the memory card, do not allow it to touch any
components or structures inside the server.
a. Make sure that the retention levers on the edge of the memory card are fully
open.
b. Lift the memory card out of the server.
5. Install the new memory card:
a. Grasp the new memory card by the retention levers and turn the memory
card so that the connector aligns with the connector on the microprocessor
board.
b. Insert the memory card into the memory card connector.
c. Press the memory card into the connector and close the retention levers.
If you have other options to install or remove, do so now; otherwise, go to
“Completing the installation” on page 48.
Installing DIMMs
DIMMs must be installed in pairs of the same type and speed. For you to use the
memory mirroring feature, all the DIMMs that are installed in the server must be of
the same type and speed, and the operating system must support the feature. The
following instructions are for installing one pair of DIMMs. To install DIMM pairs on
more than one memory card, repeat step 4 on page 39 though step 12 on page 40
for each memory card.
Installing a DIMM
To install a DIMM, complete the following steps:
1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines”
on page 21.
2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords
and all external cables necessary to replace the device.
3. Remove the front cover (tower model only), and the top cover (see “Removing
the front cover, top cover, and bezel” on page 23).
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Memory card
retention levers
4. Remove the memory card on which you are installing the DIMM:
a. Open the memory card retention levers on the top of the memory card.
b. While holding the retention levers open, lift the memory card out of the
server.
5. Place the memory card on a flat, static-protective surface with the DIMM
connectors facing up.
Attention: To avoid breaking the DIMM retaining clips or damaging the
DIMM connectors, open and close the clips gently.
6. Open the retaining clip on each end of the DIMM connector.
7. Touch the static-protective package that contains the DIMM to any unpainted
metal surface on the outside of the server; then, remove the DIMM from the
package.
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8. Turn the DIMM so that the DIMM keys align correctly with the slot.
DIMM
Retaining
clip
9. Insert the DIMM into the connector by aligning the edges of the DIMM with the
slots at the ends of the DIMM connector.
10. Firmly press the DIMM straight down into the connector by applying pressure
on both ends of the DIMM simultaneously. The retaining clips snap into the
locked position when the DIMM is seated in the connector. If there is a gap
between the DIMM and the retaining clips, the DIMM has not been correctly
inserted; open the retaining clips, remove the DIMM, and then reinsert it.
11. Repeat steps 6 through 10 to install the second DIMM in the pair and for each
additional pair that you install.
12. Replace the memory card:
a. Insert the memory card into the memory card connector.
b. Press the memory card into the connector and close the retention levers.
If you have other options to install or remove, do so now; otherwise, go to
“Completing the installation” on page 48.
Hot-swapping DIMMs
To hot-swap DIMMs, complete the following steps:
1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines”
on page 21.
Attention: Static electricity that is released to internal server components
when the server is powered-on might cause the server to halt, which could
result in the loss of data. To avoid this potential problem, always use an
electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system when working
inside the server with the power on.
2. Remove the front cover (tower model only), and the top cover (see “Removing
the front cover, top cover, and bezel” on page 23).
Attention: When moving the memory card, do not allow it to touch any
components or structures inside the server.
Make sure that the memory hot-swap enabled LED is lit.
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Memory card
retention levers
3. Remove the memory card.
a. Open the memory card retention levers on the top of the memory card.
b. While holding the retention levers open, lift the memory card out of the
server.
4. Place a memory card on a flat, static-protected surface with the DIMM
connectors facing up.
Attention: To avoid breaking the DIMM retaining clips or damaging the
DIMM connectors, open and close the clips gently.
5. Open the retaining clip on each end of the DIMM connector and remove the
DIMM or DIMMs to be replaced.
6. Touch the static-protective package that contains the DIMM to any unpainted
metal surface on the outside of the server; then, remove the DIMM from the
package.
7. Turn the DIMM so that the DIMM keys align correctly with the slot.
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DIMM
Retaining
clip
8. Insert the DIMM into the connector by aligning the edges of the DIMM with the
slots at the ends of the DIMM connector.
9. Firmly press the DIMM straight down into the connector by applying pressure
on both ends of the DIMM simultaneously. The retaining clips snap into the
locked position when the DIMM is seated in the connector. If there is a gap
between the DIMM and the retaining clips, the DIMM has not been correctly
inserted; open the retaining clips, remove the DIMM, and then reinsert it.
10. Repeat steps 6 through 10 to replace any remaining DIMMs on the memory
card.
11. Replace the memory card:
a. Insert the memory card into the memory card connector.
b. Press the memory card into the connector and close the retention levers.
If you have other options to install or remove, do so now; otherwise, go to
“Completing the installation” on page 48.
Hot-adding DIMMs and memory cards
To hot-add DIMMs and memory cards, complete the following steps:
1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines”
on page 21.
Attention: Static electricity that is released to internal server components
when the server is powered-on might cause the server to halt, which could
result in the loss of data. To avoid this potential problem, always use an
electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system when working
inside the server with the power on.
2. Remove the front cover (tower model only), and the top cover (see “Removing
the front cover, top cover, and bezel” on page 23).
Attention: When moving the memory card, do not allow it to touch any
components or structures inside the server.
3. Place a memory card on a flat, static-protected surface with the DIMM
connectors facing up.
Attention: To avoid breaking the DIMM retaining clips or damaging the
DIMM connectors, open and close the clips gently.
4. Open the retaining clip on each end of the DIMM connector.
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5. Touch the static-protective package that contains the DIMM to any unpainted
metal surface on the outside of the server; then, remove the DIMM from the
package.
6. Turn the DIMM so that the DIMM keys align correctly with the slot.
DIMM
Retaining
clip
7. Insert the DIMM into the connector by aligning the edges of the DIMM with the
slots at the ends of the DIMM connector.
8. Firmly press the DIMM straight down into the connector by applying pressure
on both ends of the DIMM simultaneously. The retaining clips snap into the
locked position when the DIMM is seated in the connector. If there is a gap
between the DIMM and the retaining clips, the DIMM has not been correctly
inserted; open the retaining clips, remove the DIMM, and then reinsert it.
9. Repeat steps 4 through 8 to install any remaining DIMMs on the memory card.
Memory card
retention levers
10. Open the memory card retention levers on the top of the memory card.
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11. Insert the memory card into the memory card connector.
12. Press the memory card into the connector and close the retention levers.
If you have other options to install or remove, do so now; otherwise, go to
“Completing the installation” on page 48.
Installing a microprocessor
The following notes describe the type of microprocessors 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, see http://www.ibm.com/us/compat/.
v The server supports up to four Intel Xeon microprocessors. If you are installing
two or more microprocessors, all must be the same cache size and type, and the
same clock speed.
v With more than one microprocessor, the server can operate as a symmetric
multiprocessing (SMP) server. With SMP, certain operating systems and
application programs can distribute the processing load among the
microprocessors. This enhances performance for database and point-of-sale
applications, integrated manufacturing solutions, and other applications.
v The voltage regulator modules (VRMs) for microprocessors 1 and 2 are
integrated on the microprocessor board; the VRMs for microprocessors 3 and 4
come with the microprocessor options and must be installed on the
microprocessor board.
v When installing additional microprocessors, populate the microprocessor
connectors in numeric order, starting with connector 2.
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 your server, see
http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/.
v Obtain an SMP-capable operating system. For a list of supported operating
systems, see http://www.ibm.com/pc/us/compat/.
v You can use the Configurations/Setup Utility program to determine the specific
type of microprocessor in the server.
Install the microprocessors in the order shown in the following illustration.
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3
To install a microprocessor, complete the following steps:
1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines”
on page 21.
2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords.
3. Remove the front cover (tower model only), bezel, and top cover (see
“Removing the front cover, top cover, and bezel” on page 23).
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 22.
4. Remove the microprocessor tray:
a. Remove the fans from the server.
b. Remove the memory cards from the server.
c. Lift the microprocessor-tray release latch.
Microprocessor-tray
release latch
Air baffle
Microprocessor-tray
lever
Microprocessor-tray
retention latch
(both sides of tray)
Microprocessor-tray
lever
d. Open the microprocessor-tray levers.
e. Pull out the microprocessor-tray until it stops; then, push in on the
microprocessor tray retention latches on each side of the tray and pull the
tray out of the server.
Attention: The microprocessor tray is heavy. Pull the tray partially out of
the server, reposition your hands to grasp the body of the tray, and press
in on the release latches on each side of the tray; then, pull the tray out
the rest of the way.
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Air baffle
T
N
O
FR
Heat sink
Microprocessor
Microprocessor
baffle
O
FR
T
N
T
N
O
FR
VRM 4
T
N
O
FR
Note: The new microprocessor comes in a kit with a VRM and a heat sink.
The VRM is used only with a microprocessor that is installed in socket 3 or 4.
5. Lift the air baffle out of the microprocessor tray.
6. Remove the microprocessor baffle from a microprocessor socket and store it
for future use. If you remove a microprocessor you must install a
microprocessor baffle to prevent the server from overheating.
Microprocessor
baffle
Heat sink
retention clip
7. Open the heat-sink retention clip:
a. Press down on one side of the heat-sink retention clip to release it from the
side of the socket; then, repeat the process on the opposite side.
b. Rotate the heat-sink retention clip forward to its fully open position.
8. Remove the protective cover, tape, or label from the surface of the
microprocessor socket, if any is present.
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9. Lift the microprocessor-release lever to the fully open position (approximately
135° angle).
Lever fully
open
Lever closed
Note: Two of the microprocessor sockets are mounted on the microprocessor
board with the microprocessor-release lever on the opposite side. These
sockets are rotated 180° on the microprocessor board. Be sure to verify the
orientation of the socket before installing the microprocessor.
10. Touch the static-protective package that contains the new microprocessor to
any unpainted metal surface on the outside of the server; then, remove the
microprocessor from the package.
Attention: To avoid bending the pins on the microprocessor, do not use
excessive force when pressing it into the socket.
11. Position the microprocessor over the microprocessor socket and carefully
press the microprocessor into the socket.
Microprocessor
Microprocessor
orientation indicator
Microprocessor
connector
Microprocessorrelease lever
12. Close the microprocessor-release lever to secure the microprocessor.
13. Remove the heat sink from its package and remove the cover from the bottom
of the heat sink.
14. Orient the heat sink above the microprocessor; then, press the heat sink into
place and close the heat-sink release lever.
15. If you have other microprocessors to install, do so now by repeating steps 5
through 14.
16. Install the air baffle in the microprocessor tray.
Note: Make sure that the air baffle lies flat and within the grooves on top of
the microprocessor heat sinks and microprocessor baffles and that the air
baffle remains in place while you close the microprocessor tray. You might find
it helpful to hold the air baffle in place with your thumbs while closing the
microprocessor tray.
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17. Reinstall the microprocessor tray in the server:
a. Make sure that the microprocessor-tray release latch is open; then, push
the microprocessor tray into the server.
b. Close the tray levers and make sure that they are securely latched.
c. Press the microprocessor-tray release latch down.
d. Reinstall the fans and memory cards in the server.
If you have other options to install or remove, do so now; otherwise, go to
“Completing the installation.”
Completing the installation
To complete the installation, complete the following steps:
1. Make sure that all internal cables are properly routed through the server and
that all cable retention devices are in place. If you have installed an optional
SAS backplane, make sure that the SAS signal cables have been routed
through the internal cable-management arm.
Top cover locking tab
Top cover
Front cover
Cover release
latch
2. If you removed the top cover, place the cover-release latch in the open (up)
position. Insert the bottom tabs of the top cover into the matching slots in the
server chassis. Press down on the cover-release latch to lock the cover in
place.
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Top cover
Cover release
latch
3. If you removed the bezel, insert the bottom tabs of the bezel into the matching
holes in the server chassis and push the top of the bezel toward the server until
the release latches snap into place.
4. If you removed the front cover (tower model), insert the bottom tabs of the front
cover into the matching holes in the bezel and push the top of the cover toward
the server until the locking tabs snap into place; then, lock the front cover.
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Unlock
Lock
5. If you are installing a rack model, install the server in a rack. See the Rack
Installation Instructions that come with the server for complete rack installation
and removal instructions.
Attention:
v Install the server only in a rack cabinet with perforated doors.
v Do not leave open spaces above or below an installed server in the rack
cabinet. To help prevent damage to server components, always install a blank
filler panel to cover the open space and to help ensure proper air circulation.
See the documentation that comes with your rack cabinet for more
information.
6. Connect the cables and power cords. See “Connecting the cables” on page 51
for more information.
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Connecting the cables
You must turn off the server (see “Server power features” on page 12) before
connecting any cables to or disconnecting any cables from the server.
See the documentation that comes with optional devices for additional cabling
instructions. It might be easier for you to route cables before you install certain
options.
For details about the location and function of the input and output connectors, see
“Server controls, connectors, LEDs, and power” on page 8.
The following illustrations show the locations of the input and output connectors on
the server. Detailed cabling instructions for installing the server in a rack (rack
models only) are in the Rack Installation Instructions that come with the server.
Rear view
SP Ethernet 10/100
Power-supply
USB 1
Video
Gigabit Ethernet 1
USB 2
System serial
SP serial
Mouse
Keyboard
IXA RS485
Gigabit Ethernet 2
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Front view
Operator information
panel
Hard disk drive
activity LED
Hard disk drive
status LED
CD-eject button
Diskette drive activity LED
Diskette-eject button
CD drive activity LED
Updating the server configuration
When you start the server for the first time after you add or remove an internal
option or external SAS or 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 “Using the Configuration/Setup Utility program” on page 56.
Some options have device drivers that you must install. For information about
installing device drivers, see the documentation that comes with each option.
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 “Using the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD” on page
61 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 adapter, for information about setting up, configuring, and using the
adapter.
For information about configuring the integrated Gigabit Ethernet controller, see
“Configuring the Gigabit Ethernet controller” on page 63.
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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 SAS or 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 “Using the Configuration/Setup Utility program” on page 56.
Some options have device drivers that you must install. For information about
installing device drivers, see the documentation that comes with each option.
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 “Using the ServerGuide Setup and
Installation CD” on page 61 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.
For information about configuring the integrated Gigabit Ethernet controller, see
“Configuring the Gigabit Ethernet controller” on page 63.
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Chapter 3. Configuring the server
The following configuration programs and capabilities come with the server:
v Configuration/Setup Utility program
The Configuration/Setup Utility program is part of the basic input/output system
(BIOS) code in the server. Use it to configure serial port assignments, change
interrupt request (IRQ) settings, change the startup-device sequence, set the
date and time, and set passwords. For information about using this utility
program, see “Using the Configuration/Setup Utility program” on page 56.
v IBM ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD
The ServerGuide program provides software-setup tools and installation tools
that are designed for the server. Use this CD during the installation of the server
to configure basic hardware features and to simplify the installation of your
operating system. For information about using this CD, see “Using the
ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD” on page 61.
v Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) boot agent utility program
The PXE boot agent utility program is part of the BIOS code in the server. Use it
to change network startup (boot) protocols and startup order and to select
operating-system wake-up support. For information about using this utility
program, see “Using the PXE boot agent utility program” on page 64.
v Boot Menu program
The Boot Menu program is part of the BIOS code. Use it to override the startup
sequence that is set in the Configuration/Setup Utility program and temporarily
assign a device to be first in the startup sequence.
v Gigabit Ethernet controller configuration process
For information about configuring the Ethernet controller, see “Configuring the
Gigabit Ethernet controller” on page 63.
v Baseboard management controller utility programs
Use these programs to configure the baseboard management controller. The
utilities also provide the capability to update the firmware and sensor data
record/field replaceable unit (SDR/FRU) data and to configure a network for
remote server management. For information about using the baseboard
management controller utility programs, see “Installing and using the baseboard
management controller utility programs” on page 65.
v SAS/SATA Configuration Utility program
Use the SAS/SATA Configuration Utility program to configure devices that are
attached to the SAS controller. For information about using this utility program,
see “Using the SAS/SATA Configuration Utility program” on page 77.
v ServeRAID Manager
ServeRAID Manager is available as a stand-alone program and as an IBM
Director extension. If a ServeRAID adapter is installed in the server, use
ServeRAID Manager to define and configure your disk-array subsystem before
you install the operating system. For information about using this program, see
“Using ServeRAID Manager” on page 78.
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Using the Configuration/Setup Utility program
Use the Configuration/Setup Utility program to:
v View configuration information
v View and change assignments for devices and I/O ports
v Set the date and time
v Set and change passwords
v Set the startup characteristics of the server and the order of startup devices
v Set and change settings for advanced hardware features
v View and clear error logs
v Change interrupt request (IRQ) settings
v Enable USB legacy keyboard and mouse support
v Resolve configuration conflicts
Starting the Configuration/Setup Utility program
To start the Configuration/Setup Utility program, complete the following steps:
1. Turn on the server.
2. When the prompt Press F1 for Configuration/Setup appears, press F1. If you
have set both a power-on password and an administrator password, you must
type the administrator password to access the full Configuration/Setup Utility
menu. If you do not type the administrator password, a limited
Configuration/Setup Utility menu is available.
3. Select settings to view or change.
Configuration/Setup Utility menu choices
The following choices are on the Configuration/Setup Utility main menu. Depending
on the version of the BIOS code in the server, some menu choices might differ
slightly from these descriptions.
v System Summary
Select this choice to view configuration information, including the type, speed,
and cache sizes of the microprocessors, type and speed of installed USB
devices, and the amount of installed memory. When you make configuration
changes through other options in the Configuration/Setup Utility program, the
changes are reflected in the system summary; you cannot change settings
directly in the system summary.
This choice is on the full and limited Configuration/Setup Utility menu.
v System Information
Select this choice to view information about the server. When you make changes
through other options in the Configuration/Setup Utility program, some of those
changes are reflected in the system information; you cannot change settings
directly in the system information.
This choice is on the full Configuration/Setup Utility menu only.
– Product Data
Select this choice to view the machine type and model of the server, the serial
number, the revision level or issue date of the BIOS and diagnostics code
stored in electrically erasable programmable ROM (EEPROM), and the
revision level of the firmware on the Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine.
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– System Card Data
Select this choice to view vital product data (VPD) for some server
components.
v Devices and I/O Ports
Select this choice to view or change assignments for devices and input/output
(I/O) ports.
You can enable or disable integrated SAS and Ethernet controllers and all
standard ports (such as serial and parallel). Enable is the default setting for all
controllers. If you disable a device, it cannot be configured, and the operating
system will not be able to detect it (this is equivalent to disconnecting the
device). If you disable the integrated Ethernet controller and no Ethernet adapter
is installed, the server will have no Ethernet capability. If you disable the
integrated USB controller, the server will have no USB capability; to maintain
USB capability, make sure that Enabled is selected for the USB Host Controller
and USB BIOS Legacy Support options.
Note: If the USB host controller is disabled, the Remote Supervisor Adapter II
SlimLine remote keyboard, remote mouse, remote disk, OS watchdog, and
in-band management functions are also disabled.
This choice is on the full Configuration/Setup Utility menu only.
v Date and Time
Select this choice to set the date and time in the server, in 24-hour format
(hour:minute:second).
This choice is on the full Configuration/Setup Utility menu only.
v System Security
Select this choice to set passwords. See “Passwords” on page 59 for more
information about passwords. You can also enable the chassis-intrusion detector
to alert you each time the server cover is removed.
This choice is on the full Configuration/Setup Utility menu only.
– Power-on Password
Select this choice to set or change a power-on password. See “Power-on
password” on page 60 for more information.
– Administrator Password
Attention: If you set an administrator password and then forget it, there is
no way to change, override, or remove it. You must replace the I/O board.
Select this choice to set or change an administrator password. An
administrator password is intended to be used by a system administrator; it
limits access to the full Configuration/Setup Utility menu. If an administrator
password is set, the full Configuration/Setup Utility menu is available only if
you type the administrator password at the password prompt. See
“Administrator password” on page 61 for more information.
This choice is on the Configuration/Setup Utility menu only if an IBM Remote
Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine is installed.
v Start Options
Select this choice to view or change the start options. Changes in the start
options take effect when you restart the server.
You can specify whether the server starts with the keyboard number lock on or
off. You can enable the server to run without a diskette drive, monitor, or
keyboard.
The startup sequence specifies the order in which the server checks devices to
find a boot record. The server starts from the first boot record that it finds. If the
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server has Wake on LAN hardware and software and the operating system
supports Wake on LAN functions, you can specify a startup sequence for the
Wake on LAN functions.
If you enable the boot fail count, the BIOS default settings will be restored after
three consecutive failures to find a boot record.
You can enable a virus-detection test that checks for changes in the boot record
when the server starts.
You can enable the use of a USB legacy keyboard in a DOS or System Setup
environment. If a keyboard is detected, the USB legacy operation will be
disabled.
This choice is on the full Configuration/Setup Utility menu only.
v Advanced Setup
Select this choice to change settings for advanced hardware features.
Important: The server might malfunction if these options are incorrectly
configured. Follow the instructions on the screen carefully.
This choice is on the full Configuration/Setup Utility menu only.
– System Partition Visibility
Select this choice to specify whether the system partition is visible or hidden.
– Memory Settings
Select this choice to manually enable a pair of memory connectors. If a
memory error is detected during POST or memory configuration, the server
automatically disables the failing pair of memory connectors and continues
operating with reduced memory. After the problem is corrected, you must
manually enable the memory connectors. Use the arrow keys to highlight the
pair of memory connectors that you want to enable, and use the arrow keys to
select Enable.
– CPU Options
Select this choice to enable or disable the Hyper-Threading Technology and to
select the clustering technology settings.
– PCI Slot/Device Information
Select this choice to view system resources that are used by installed
PCI/PCI-X devices. PCI/PCI-X devices are usually configured automatically.
This information is saved when you exit. The Save Settings, Restore
Settings, and Load Default Settings choices on the Configuration/Setup
Utility main menu do not save the PCI Slot/Device Information settings.
This selection is only available when a Remote Supervisor II Adapter SlimLine
is installed in the server.
– Baseboard management controller (BMC) settings
Select this choice to view information and to change baseboard management
controller (BMC) settings.
- BMC firmware Ver
This is a nonselectable menu item that displays the BMC firmware version.
- BMC POST Watchdog
Enable or disable the BMC POST watchdog. Disable is the default setting.
- BMC POST Watchdog Timeout
Set the BMC POST watchdog timeout value. 5 minutes is the default
setting.
- System BMC Serial Port Sharing
Enable or disable the system BMC serial port sharing. Enable is the default
setting.
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v
v
v
v
v
- BMC Serial Port Access Mode
Share or disable the BMC serial port access mode. Shared is the default
setting.
- Reboot system on NMI
If you enable this option, the server automatically restarts 60 seconds after
the service processor issues a nonmaskable interrupt (NMI) to the server. If
you disable this option, the server does not restart. Enable is the default
setting.
- BMC Network Configuration
Select this choice to view the BMC Network Configuration information.
- BMC System Event Log
Select this choice to view the BMC system event log, which contains all
system error and warning messages that have been generated. Use the
arrow keys to move between pages in the log. If an optional IBM Remote
Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine is installed, the full text of the error
messages is displayed; otherwise, the log contains only numeric error
codes. Run the diagnostic program to get more information about error
codes that occur. See the Problem Determination and Service Guide on the
IBM xSeries Documentation CD for instructions. Select Clear error logs to
clear the BMC system event log.
Error Logs
Select this choice to view or clear error logs.
This choice is available on the full Configuration/Setup Utility menu only.
– POST Error Log
Select this choice to view the three most recent error codes and messages
that were generated during POST. Select Clear error logs to clear the POST
error log.
Save Settings
Select this choice to save the changes that you have made in the settings.
Restore Settings
Select this choice to cancel the changes that you have made in the settings and
restore the previous settings.
Load Default Settings
Select this choice to cancel the changes you have made in the settings and
restore the factory settings.
Exit Setup
Select this choice to exit from the Configuration/Setup Utility program. If you have
not saved the changes you have made in the settings, you are asked whether
you want to save the changes or exit without saving them.
Passwords
From the System Security choice, you can set, change, and delete a power-on
password and an administrator password. The System Security choice is on the
full Configuration/Setup Utility menu only.
If you set only a power-on password, you must type the power-on password to
complete the system startup, and you have access to the full Configuration/Setup
Utility menu.
An administrator password is intended to be used by a system administrator; it
limits access to the full Configuration/Setup Utility menu. If you set only an
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administrator password, you do not have to type a password to complete the
system startup, but you must type the administrator password to access the
Configuration/Setup Utility menu.
If you set a power-on password for a user and an administrator password for a
system administrator, you can type either password to complete the system startup.
A system administrator who types the administrator password has access to the full
Configuration/Setup Utility menu; the system administrator can give the user
authority to set, change, and delete the power-on password. A user who types the
power-on password has access to only the limited Configuration/Setup Utility menu;
the user can set, change, and delete the power-on password, if the system
administrator has given the user that authority.
Power-on password
If a power-on password is set, when you turn on the server, the system startup will
not be completed until you type the power-on password. You can use any
combination of up to seven characters (A–Z, a–z, and 0–9) for the password.
When a power-on password is set, you can enable the Unattended Start mode, in
which the keyboard and mouse remain locked but the operating system can start.
You can unlock the keyboard and mouse by typing the power-on password.
If you forget the power-on password, you can regain access to the server in any of
the following ways:
v If an administrator password is set, type the administrator password at the
password prompt. Start the Configuration/Setup Utility program and reset the
power-on password.
v Remove the battery from the server and then reinstall it. See ″Replacing the
battery″ in the Problem Determination and Service Guide for instructions for
removing the battery.
v Change the position of the power-on password override jumper (J9 on the I/O
board) to bypass the power-on password check.
Attention: Before changing any switch settings or moving any jumpers, turn off
the server; then, disconnect all power cords and external cables. See the safety
information beginning on page v. Do not change settings or move jumpers on
any system-board switch or jumper blocks that are not shown in this document.
The following illustration shows the location of the power-on password override,
boot recovery, and Wake on LAN bypass jumpers.
Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine
SAS 1
SAS 2
Media backplane
Light path diagnostic
Power-on password
override
Boot recovery
Wake-on-LAN
bypass
Front USB
Battery
System serial (COM 1)
1 2 3
1 2 3
SP serial (COM 2)
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1 2 3
Default jumper
position
While the server is turned off, move the jumper on J9 from pins 1 and 2 to pins 2
and 3. You can then start the Configuration/Setup Utility program and reset the
power-on password. After you reset the password, turn off the server again and
move the jumper back to pins 1 and 2.
The power-on password override switch does not affect the administrator
password.
Administrator password
If an administrator password is set, you must type the administrator password for
access to the full Configuration/Setup Utility menu. You can use any combination of
up to seven characters (A–Z, a–z, and 0–9) for the password. The Administrator
Password choice is on the Configuration/Setup Utility menu only if an optional IBM
Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine is installed.
Attention: If you set an administrator password and then forget it, there is no way
to change, override, or remove it. You must replace the I/O board.
Using the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD
The ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD includes an easy-to-use setup and
installation program that is designed for your IBM server. The ServerGuide program
detects the server model and hardware options that are installed and uses that
information during setup to configure the hardware. The ServerGuide program
simplifies operating-system installations by providing updated device drivers and, in
some cases, installing them automatically.
Note: The ServerGuide program works only with 32-bit Windows operating
systems.
If a later version of the ServerGuide program is available, you can download a free
image of the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD, or you can purchase the CD.
To download the image, go to the IBM ServerGuide Web page at
http://www.ibm.com/pc/qtechinfo/MIGR-4ZKPPT.html. To purchase the latest
ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD, go to the ServerGuide fulfillment Web site
at http://www.ibm.com/pc/coupon/.
The ServerGuide program has the following features to make setup easier:
v An easy-to-use interface
v Diskette-free setup, and configuration programs that are based on detected
hardware
v ServeRAID Manager program, which configures your ServeRAID adapter or
integrated SCSI controller with RAID capabilities
v Device drivers that are provided for the server model and detected hardware
v Operating-system partition size and file-system type that are selectable during
setup
ServerGuide features
Features and functions can vary slightly with different versions of the ServerGuide
program. To learn more about the version that you have, start the ServerGuide
Setup and Installation CD and view the online overview. Not all features are
supported on all server models.
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The ServerGuide program requires a supported IBM server with an enabled
startable (bootable) CD-ROM drive. In addition to the ServerGuide Setup and
Installation CD, you must have your operating-system CD to install your operating
system.
The ServerGuide program has the following features:
v Sets system date and time
v Checks the microcode (firmware) levels of a ServeRAID adapter and determines
whether a later level is available from the CD
v Detects installed hardware options and provides updated device drivers for most
adapters and devices
v Provides diskette-free installation for supported Windows operating systems
v Includes an online readme file with links to tips for your hardware and
operating-system installation
Setup and configuration overview
When you use the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD, you do not need setup
diskettes. You can use the CD to configure any supported IBM server model. The
setup program provides a list of tasks that are required to set up the server model.
On a server with a ServeRAID adapter, you can run the SCSI RAID configuration
program to create logical drives.
Note: Features and functions can vary slightly with different versions of the
ServerGuide program.
When you start the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD, the program prompts
you to complete the following tasks:
v Select your language.
v Select your keyboard layout and country.
v View the overview to learn about ServerGuide features.
v View the readme file to review installation tips for your operating system and
adapter.
v Start the operating-system installation. You will need your operating-system CD.
Typical operating-system installation
You can use the ServerGuide program to shorten your installation time. The
ServerGuide program provides the device drivers that are required for your
hardware and for the operating system that you are installing. This section
describes a typical ServerGuide operating-system installation.
Note: Features and functions can vary slightly with different versions of the
ServerGuide program.
1. After you have completed the setup process, the operating-system installation
program starts. (You will need your operating-system CD to complete the
installation.)
2. The ServerGuide program stores information about the server model, service
processor, hard disk drive controllers, and network adapters. Then, the program
checks the CD for newer device drivers. This information is stored and then
passed to the operating-system installation program.
3. The ServerGuide program presents operating-system partition options that are
based on your operating-system selection and the installed hard disk drives.
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4. The ServerGuide program prompts you to insert your operating-system CD and
restart the server. At this point, the installation program for the operating system
takes control to complete the installation.
Installing your operating system without ServerGuide
If you have already configured the server hardware and you decide not to use the
ServerGuide program to install your operating system, complete the following steps
to download the latest operating-system installation instructions from the IBM
Support Web page:
1. Go to http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/.
2. In the Download section, click Downloads & drivers.
3. On the “Downloads and drivers” page, in the Brand field, select Servers.
4. In the Family field, select xSeries 260.
5. Click Continue.
6. In the View by document type field, select OS installation.
7. Select the instructions for your operating system.
Using the Boot Menu program
The Boot Menu program is a built-in configuration program that you can use to
temporarily redefine the first startup device without changing settings in the
Configuration/Setup Utility program.
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
use the Boot Menu program, complete the following steps:
Turn off the server.
Restart the server.
Press F12.
Select the startup device.
The next time the server is started, it returns to the startup sequence that is set in
the Configuration/Setup Utility program.
Configuring the Gigabit Ethernet controller
The Ethernet controller is integrated on the I/O board. It provides an interface for
connecting to a 10-Mbps, 100-Mbps, or 1-Gbps network and provides full-duplex
(FDX) capability, which enables simultaneous transmission and reception of data on
the network. If the Ethernet ports in the server support auto-negotiation, the
controller detects the data-transfer rate (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, or 1000BASE-T)
and duplex mode (full-duplex or half-duplex) of the network and automatically
operates at that rate and mode.
You do not have to set any jumpers or configure the controller. However, you must
install a device driver to enable the operating system to address the controller.
Install the device drivers from the Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Software
CD that comes with the server. For information about configuring the Ethernet
controller, see the Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Software CD. For updated
information about configuring the controller, see http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/.
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Using the PXE boot agent utility program
Use the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) boot agent utility program to enable
or disable operating-system wake-up support.
Note: Your server does not support changing the network boot protocol or
specifying the startup order of devices through the PXE boot agent utility program.
Starting the PXE boot agent utility program
To start the PXE boot agent utility program, complete the following steps:
1. Turn on the server.
2. When the Broadcom NetXtreme Ethernet Boot Agent Version X.X.XX prompt
appears, press Ctrl+S. You have 2 seconds (by default) to press Ctrl+S after the
prompt appears.
Note: If the prompt is not displayed, use the Configuration/Setup Utility program
to set the Ethernet PXE startup option.
3. To select a choice from the menu, use the arrow keys and press Enter.
4. To change the setting of the selected item, follow the instructions on the screen.
PXE boot agent utility menu choices
The following choices are on the PXE boot agent utility menu:
v Boot Protocol
v
v
v
v
v
v
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PXE is the default setting. Do not change this setting; the server does not
support any other network boot protocols.
Boot Strap Type
Select this choice to specify the type of boot strap. You can select Auto Detect
(the default), BBS, Int18h, or Int19h.
Hide Setup Prompt
Select this choice to enable or disable the PXE setup prompt. Disable is the
default setting. When the prompt is enabled, the prompt Press Ctrl+S to enter
the setup menu appears under the initializing prompt.
Setup Key Stroke
Select this choice to specify the key strokes to start the PXE boot agent utility.
You can select Ctrl+S (default), or Ctrl+B.
Banner Message Timeout
Select this choice to specify the amount of time (in seconds) that the server will
wait for you to press Ctrl+S after the prompt appears. You can select 2 (default),
3, 5, or 8 seconds.
Link Speed
Select this choice to set the link speed for the LAN connection. AutoNeg
(auto-negotiate) is the default setting.
Pre-boot Wake on LAN
Select this choice to enable or disable the pre-boot Wake on LAN feature.
Enable is the default setting
If you are using an Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) aware
operating system, such as Microsoft Windows 2000, disable this choice to use
Wake on LAN support. Otherwise, enable it.
If you are using a non-ACPI-aware operating system, do not send wake-up
packets to the server while it is turned on. If you send a wake-up packet to the
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server while it is turned on and you are then unable to turn off the server, see
“Power problems” in the Problem Determination and Service Guide on the IBM
xSeries Documentation CD.
Installing and using the baseboard management controller utility
programs
The baseboard management controller provides environmental monitoring for the
server. If environmental conditions exceed thresholds or if system components fail,
the baseboard management controller lights LEDs to help you diagnose the
problem and also records the error in the BMC system event log.
The baseboard management controller also provides the following remote server
management capabilities through the OSA SMBridge management utility program:
v Command-line interface (IPMI Shell)
The command-line interface provides direct access to server management
functions through the IPMI 1.5 protocol. Use the command-line interface to issue
commands to control the server power, view system information, and identify the
server. You can also save one or more commands as a text file and run the file
as a script.
v Serial over LAN
Establish a Serial over LAN (SOL) connection to manage servers from a remote
location. You can remotely view and change the BIOS settings, restart the server,
identify the server, and perform other management functions. Any standard Telnet
client application can access the SOL connection.
Enabling and configuring SOL using the OSA SMBridge management
utility program
To enable and configure the server for SOL by using the OSA SMBridge
management utility program, you must update and configure the BIOS code and
enable the operating system for an SOL connection.
Notes:
1. Default BMC IP address: 10.1.1.97
2. In an SOL session, use the following commands instead of function keys:
v To start the Configuration/Setup Utility program when the prompt Press F1
for Configuration/Setup appears, press Esc, Shift+o, then Shift+p.
v To start the diagnostic programs, when the prompt F2 for Diagnostics
appears, press Esc, Shift+o, then Shift+q.
Updating and configuring the BIOS
To update and configure the BIOS code to enable SOL, complete the following
steps.
1. Update the BIOS code:
a. Download the latest version of the BIOS code from
http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/.
b. Update the BIOS code, following the instructions that come with the update
file that you downloaded.
2. Configure the BIOS settings:
a. Restart the server and press F1 when prompted to start the
Configuration/Setup Utility program.
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b. Select Devices and I/O Ports; then, make sure that the values are set as
follows:
v Serial Port A: Auto-configure
v Serial Port B: Auto-configure
c. Select Remote Console Redirection; then, make sure that the values are
set as follows:
v Remote Console Active: Enabled
v Remote Console COM Port: COM 2
v Remote Console Baud Rate: 19200
v Remote Console Data Bits: 8
v Remote Console Parity: None
v Remote Console Stop Bits: 1
v Remote Console Text Emulation: ANSI
v Remote Console Keyboard Emulation: ANSI
v Remote Console Active After Boot: Enabled
v Remote Console Flow Control: Hardware
d. Press Esc twice to exit the Remote Console Redirection and Devices and
I/O Ports sections of the Configuration/Setup Utility program.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.
Note: Do not use Planar Ethernet 1 for PXE/DHCP booting or installation.
Select Start Options; then, set Planar Ethernet PXE/DHCP to one of the
following settings:
v Disabled
v Planar Ethernet 2. If you set Planar Ethernet PXE/DHCP to Planar
Ethernet 2, you must also set Run PXE only on selected Planar NIC to
Enabled.
Press Esc to exit the Start Options section of the Configuration/Setup Utility
program.
Select Save Settings; then, press Enter.
Press Enter to confirm.
Select Exit Setup; then, press Enter.
Make sure that Yes, exit the Setup Utility is selected; then, press Enter.
Configuring Linux
For SOL operation on the server, you must configure the Linux™ operating system
to expose the Linux initialization (booting) process. This enables users to log in to
the Linux console through an SOL session and directs Linux output to the serial
console. See the documentation for your specific Linux operating-system type for
information and instructions.
Use one of the following procedures to enable SOL sessions for your Linux
operating system. You must be logged in as a root user to perform these
procedures.
Configuring Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 2.1:
Note: This procedure is based on a default installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
ES 2.1. The file names, structures, and commands might be different for other
versions of Red Hat Linux.
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To configure the general Linux parameters for SOL operation when using the Red
Hat Enterprise Linux ES 2.1 operating system, complete the following steps.
Note: Hardware flow control prevents character loss during communication over a
serial connection. You must enable it when using a Linux operating system.
1. Add the following line to the end of the # Run gettys in standard runlevels
section of the /etc/inittab file. This enables hardware flow control and enables
users to log in through the SOL console.
7:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -h ttyS1 19200n8 vt102
2. Add the following line at the bottom of the /etc/securetty file to enable a user to
log in as the root user through the SOL console:
ttyS1
LILO configuration: If you are using LILO, complete the following steps:
1. Modify the /etc/lilo.conf file:
a. Add the following text to the end of the first default=linux line:
-Monitor
b. Comment out the map=/boot/map line by adding a # at the beginning of the
line.
c. Comment out the message=/boot/message line by adding a # at the beginning
of the line.
d. Add the following line before the first image= line:
# This will allow you to only Monitor the OS boot via SOL
e. Add the following text to the end of the first label=linux line:
-Monitor
f. Add the following line to the first image= section. This enables SOL.
append="console=ttyS1,19200n8 console=tty1"
g. Add the following lines between the two image= sections:
# This will allow you to Interact with the OS boot via SOL
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.12smp
label=linux-Interact
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.9-e.12smp.img
read-only
root=/dev/hda6
append="console=tty1 console=ttyS1,19200n8 "
The following examples show the original content of the /etc/lilo.conf file and the
content of this file after modification.
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Original /etc/lilo.conf contents
prompt
timeout=50
default=linux
boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
message=/boot/message
linear
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.12smp
label=linux
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.9-e.12smp.img
read-only
root=/dev/hda6
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.12
label=linux-up
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.9-e.12.img
read-only
root=/dev/hda6
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Modified /etc/lilo.conf contents
prompt
timeout=50
default=linux-Monitor
boot=/dev/hda
#map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
#message=/boot/message
linear
# This will allow you to only Monitor the OS boot via SOL
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.12smp
label=linux-Monitor
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.9-e.12smp.img
read-only
root=/dev/hda6
append="console=ttyS1,19200n8 console=tty1"
# This will allow you to Interact with the OS boot via SOL
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.12smp
label=linux-Interact
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.9-e.12smp.img
read-only
root=/dev/hda6
append="console=tty1 console=ttyS1,19200n8 "
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.12
label=linux-up
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.9-e.12.img
read-only
root=/dev/hda6
2. Run the lilo command to store and activate the LILO configuration.
When the Linux operating system starts, a LILO boot: prompt is displayed instead
of the graphical user interface. Press Tab at this prompt to install all of the boot
options that are listed. To load the operating system in interactive mode, type
linux-Interact and press Enter.
GRUB configuration: If you are using GRUB, complete the following steps to
modify the /boot/grub/grub.conf file:
1. Comment out the splashimage= line by adding a # at the beginning of this line.
2. Add the following line before the first title= line:
# This will allow you to only Monitor the OS boot via SOL
3. Append the following text to the first title= line:
SOL Monitor
4. Append the following text to the kernel/ line of the first title= section:
console=ttyS1,19200n8 console=tty1
5. Add the following five lines between the two title= sections:
# This will allow you to Interact with the OS boot via SOL
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.9-e.12smp) SOL Interactive
root (hd0,0)
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kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.12smp ro root=/dev/hda6 console=tty1
console=ttyS1,19200n8
initrd /initrd-2.4.9-e.12smp.img
Note: The entry that begins with kernel /vmlinuz is shown with a line break after
console=tty1. In your file, the entire entry must all be on one line.
The following examples show the original content of the /boot/grub/grub.conf file
and the content of this file after modification.
Original /boot/grub/grub.conf contents
#grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:
You have a /boot partition.
#
all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
This means that
#
root (hd0,0)
#
kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda6
#
initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (2.4.9-e.12smp)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.12smp ro root=/dev/hda6
initrd /initrd-2.4.9-e.12smp.img
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES-up (2.4.9-e.12)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.12 ro root=/dev/hda6
initrd /initrd-2.4.9-e.12.img
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Modified /boot/grub/grub.conf contents
#grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:
You have a /boot partition.
#
all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
This means that
#
root (hd0,0)
#
kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda6
#
initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=0
timeout=10
# splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
# This will allow you to only Monitor the OS boot via SOL
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (2.4.9-e.12smp) SOL Monitor
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.12smp ro root=/dev/hda6 console=ttyS1,19200n8 console=tty1
initrd /initrd-2.4.9-e.12smp.img
# This will allow you to Interact with the OS boot via SOL
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.9-e.12smp) SOL Interactive
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.12smp ro root=/dev/hda6 console=tty1 console=ttyS1,19200n8
initrd /initrd-2.4.9-e.12smp.img
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES-up (2.4.9-e.12)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.12 ro root=/dev/hda6
initrd /initrd-2.4.9-e.12.img
You must restart the Linux operating system after completing these procedures for
the changes to take effect and to enable SOL.
SUSE SLES 8.0 configuration:
Note: This procedure is based on a default installation of SUSE LINUX Enterprise
Server (SLES) 8.0. The file names, structures, and commands might be different for
other versions of SUSE LINUX.
To configure the general Linux parameters for SOL operation with the SLES 8.0
operating system, complete the following steps.
Note: Hardware flow control prevents character loss during communication over a
serial connection. You must enable it when using a Linux operating system.
1. Add the following line to the end of the # getty-programs for the normal
runlevels section of the /etc/inittab file. This enables hardware flow control and
enables users to log in through the SOL console.
7:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -h -L ttyS1 19200n8 vt102
2. Add the following line after the tty6 line at the bottom of the /etc/securetty file to
enable a user to log in as the root user through the SOL console:
ttyS1
3. Complete the following steps to modify the /boot/grub/menu.lst file:
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a. Comment out the gfxmenu line by adding a # in front of the word gfxmenu.
b. Add the following line before the first title line:
# This will allow you to only Monitor the OS boot via SOL
c. Append the following text to the first title line:
SOL Monitor
d. Append the following text to the kernel line of the first title section:
console=ttyS1,19200n8 console=tty1
e. Add the following four lines between the first two title sections:
# This will allow you to Interact with the OS boot via SOL
title linux SOL Interactive
kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 acpi=oldboot vga=791
console=tty1 console=ttyS1,19200n8
initrd (hd0,1)/boot/initrd
The following examples show the original content of the /boot/grub/menu.lst
file and the content of this file after modification.
Original /boot/grub/menu.lst contents
Notes
gfxmanu (hd0,1)/boot/message
color white/blue black/light-gray
default 0
timeout 8
title linux
kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 acpi=oldboot vga=791
initrd (hd0,1)/boot/initrd
title floppy
root
chainloader +1
title failsafe
kernal (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz.shipped root=/dev/hda2 ide=nodma apm=off vga=normal nosmp
disableapic maxcpus=0 3
1
1
initrd (hd0,1)/boot/initrd.shipped
Note 1: The kernel line is shown with a line break. In your file, the entire entry must all be on one line.
Modified /boot/grub/menu.lst contents
Notes
#gfxmanu (hd0,1)/boot/message
color white/blue black/light-gray
default 0
timeout 8
# This will allow you to only Monitor the OS boot via SOL
title linux SOL Monitor
kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 acpi=oldboot vga=791 console=ttyS1,19200n8
console=tty1
initrd (hd0,1)/boot/initrd
# This will allow you to Interact with the OS boot via SOL
title linux SOL Interactive
kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 acpi=oldboot vga=791 console=tty1 console=ttyS1,
19200n8
initrd (hd0,1)/boot/initrd
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1
Modified /boot/grub/menu.lst contents
Notes
title floppy
root
chainloader +1
title failsafe
kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz.shipped root=/dev/hda2 ide=nodma apm=off vga=normal nosmp
disableapic maxcpus=0 3
1
initrd (hd0,1)/boot/initrd.shipped
Note 1: The kernel line is shown with a line break. In your file, the entire entry must all be on one line.
You must restart the Linux operating system after completing these procedures for
the changes to take effect and to enable SOL.
Configuring Microsoft Windows 2003 Standard Edition
Note: This procedure is based on a default installation of the Microsoft Windows
2003 operating system.
Complete the following steps to configure the Windows 2003 operating system for
SOL operation. You must be logged in as a user with administrator access to
perform this procedure.
1. Determine which boot entry ID to modify:
a. Type bootcfg at a Windows command prompt; then, press Enter to display
the current boot options for the server.
b. In the Boot Entries section, locate the boot entry ID for the section with an
OS friendly name of Windows Server 2003, Standard. Write down the boot
entry ID for use in the next step.
2. To enable the Microsoft Windows Emergency Management System (EMS), at a
Windows command prompt, type
bootcfg /EMS ON /PORT COM2 /BAUD 19200 /ID boot_id
where boot_id is the boot entry ID from step 1b; then, press Enter.
3. To verify that the EMS console is redirected to the COM2 serial port:
a. Type bootcfg at a Windows command prompt; then, press Enter to display
the current boot options for the server.
b. Verify the following changes to the bootcfg settings:
v In the Boot Loader Settings section, make sure that redirect is set to
COM2 and that redirectbaudrate is set to 19200.
v In the Boot Entries section, make sure that the OS Load Options: line
has /redirect appended to the end of it.
The following examples show the original bootcfg program output and the output
after modification.
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Original bootcfg program output
Boot Loader Settings
---------------------------timeout: 30
default: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
Boot Entries
---------------Boot entry ID: 1
OS Friendly Name: Windows Server 2003, Standard
Path: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
OS Load Options: /fastdetect
Modified bootcfg program output
Boot Loader Settings
---------------------------timeout: 30
default: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
redirect: COM1
redirectbaudrate: 19200
Boot Entries
---------------Boot entry ID: 1
OS Friendly Name: Windows Server 2003, Standard
Path: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
OS Load Options: /fastdetect /redirect
You must restart the Windows 2003 operating system after completing this
procedure for the changes to take effect and to enable SOL.
Installing the OSA SMBridge management utility program
Complete the following steps to install the OSA SMBridge management utility
program on a server running a Windows operating system:
1. Go to http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/, download the utility program, and create
the OSA BMC Management Utility CD.
2. Insert the OSA BMC Management Utility CD into the drive. The InstallShield
wizard starts, and a window similar to that shown in the following illustration
opens.
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3. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
The installation program prompts you for a TCP/IP port number and an IP
address. Specify an IP address, if you want to limit the connection requests that
will be accepted by the utility program. To accept connections from any server,
type INADDR_ANY as the IP address. Also specify the port number that the utility
program will use. These values will be recorded in the smbridge.cfg file for the
automatic startup of the utility program.
To install the OSA SMBridge management utility program on a server running a
Linux operating system, complete the following steps. You must be logged in as a
root user to perform these procedures.
1. Go to http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/, download the utility program, and create
the OSA BMC Management Utility CD.
2. Insert the OSA BMC Management Utility CD into the drive.
3. Type mount/mnt/cdrom.
4. Locate the directory where the installation RPM package is located and type
cd/mnt/cdrom.
5. Type the following command to run the RPM package and start the installation:
rpm -i osabmcutil-1.0-i386.rpm
6. Follow the prompts to complete the installation. When the installation is
complete, the utility copies files to the following directories:
/etc/init.d/smbridge
/etc/smbridge.cfg
/ect/sol/oem.cfg
/usr/sbin/smbconfig
/usr/bin/smbconfig
/usr/sbin/ipmish
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The utility starts automatically when the server is started. You can also locate the
/ect/init.d directory to start the utility and use the following commands to manage
the utility:
smbridge status
smbridge start
smbridge stop
smbridge restart
Using the baseboard management controller utility programs
Use the baseboard management controller utility programs to configure the
baseboard management controller, download firmware updates and SDR/FRU
updates, and remotely manage a network.
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. You can also
use the utility program 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 bmc_cfg.exe file to a configuration utility diskette on a USB connected diskette
drive.
To start the baseboard management controller configuration utility program,
complete the following steps:
1. Insert the configuration utility diskette into the USB diskette drive and restart the
server.
2. From a command-line prompt, type bmc_cfg and press Enter.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
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 or a SDR/FRU
update. The firmware update utility program updates the baseboard management
controller firmware or SDR/FRU data only and does not affect any device drivers.
Go to http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/ to download the utility program; then, copy
the Flash.exe file to a firmware update diskette on a USB connected diskette drive.
Note: To ensure proper server operation, be sure to update the server baseboard
management controller firmware before updating the BIOS code.
To update the firmware, 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.
Using the OSA SMBridge management utility program
Use the OSA SMBridge management utility program to remotely manage and
configure a network. The utility program provides the following remote management
capabilities:
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v CLI (command-line interface) mode
Use CLI mode to remotely perform power-management and system identification
control functions over a LAN or serial port interface from a command-line
interface. Use CLI mode also to remotely view the BMC system event log.
Use the following commands in CLI mode:
– identify
Control the system-locator LED on the front of the server.
– power
Turn the server on and off remotely.
– sel
Perform operations with the BMC system event log.
– sysinfo
Display general system information that is related to the server and the
baseboard management controller.
v Serial over LAN
Use the Serial over LAN capability to remotely perform control and management
functions over a Serial over LAN (SOL) network. You can also use SOL to
remotely view and change the server BIOS settings.
At a command prompt, type telnet localhost 623 to access the SOL network.
Type help at the smbridge> prompt for more information.
Use the following commands in an SOL session:
– connect
Connect to the LAN. Type connect -ip ip_address -u username -p
password.
– identify
Control the system-locator LED on the front of the server.
– power
Turn the server on and off remotely.
– reboot
Force the server to restart.
– sel get
Display the BMC system event log.
– sol
Configure the SOL function.
– sysinfo
Display system information that is related to the server and the globally
unique identifier (GUID).
Using the SAS/SATA Configuration Utility program
Use the SAS/SATA Configuration Utility program to configure SAS devices.
Starting the SAS/SATA Configuration Utility program
To start the SAS/SATA Configuration Utility program, complete the following steps:
1. Turn on the server.
2. When the prompt <<< Press <CTRL><A> for Adaptec SAS/SATA Configuration
Utility! >>> appears, press Ctrl+A.
3. To select a choice from the menu, use the arrow keys.
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4. Follow the instructions on the screen to change the SerialSelect Utility or Disk
Utilities settings.
SerialSelect Utility menu choices
The following choices are on the SerialSelect Utility menu:
v SAS Controller Configuration
Select this choice to view or change SAS controller settings. To reset the
controller to its default settings, press F6 and follow the instructions on the
screen.
v PHY Configuration
Select this choice to view or change the physical layer (PHY) configuration
settings. To reset the controller to its default settings, press F6 and follow the
instructions on the screen.
Disk Utilities
Select this choice to format, verify, or locate SAS devices. Select a device from the
list and read the instructions on the screen carefully before making a selection.
Using ServeRAID Manager
Use ServeRAID Manager, 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 the factory-default settings, erasing all data
from the disk
v View the RAID configuration and associated devices
v Monitor the operation of the RAID controllers
To perform some tasks, you can run ServeRAID Manager as an installed program.
However, to perform an initial RAID configuration on the server, you must run
ServeRAID Manager in Startable CD mode, as described in the instructions in this
section. 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.
For additional information about RAID technology, see the ServeRAID
documentation on the IBM ServeRAID Support CD. Additional information about
ServeRAID Manager is also available from the Help menu. For information about a
specific object in the ServeRAID Manager tree, select the object and click Actions
→ Hints and tips.
Configuring the controller
By running ServeRAID Manager in Startable CD mode, you can configure the
controller before you install the operating system. The information in this section
assumes that you are running ServeRAID Manager in Startable CD mode.
To run ServeRAID Manager in Startable CD mode, turn on the server; then, insert
the CD into the CD-ROM drive. If ServeRAID Manager detects an unconfigured
controller and ready drives, the Configuration wizard starts.
In the Configuration wizard, you can select express configuration or custom
configuration. Express configuration automatically configures the controller by
grouping the first two physical drives in the ServeRAID Manager tree into an array
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and creating a RAID level-1 logical drive. If you select custom configuration, you
can select the two physical drives that you want to group into an array and create a
hot-spare drive.
Using express configuration
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
use express configuration, complete the following steps:
In the ServeRAID Manager tree, click the controller.
Click Express configuration.
Click Next. The “Configuration summary” window opens.
Review the information in the “Configuration summary” window. To change the
configuration, click Modify arrays.
5. Click Apply; when you are asked whether you want to apply the new
configuration, click Yes. The configuration is saved in the controller and in the
physical drives.
6. Exit from ServeRAID Manager and remove the CD from the CD-ROM drive.
7. Restart the server.
Using custom configuration
To use custom configuration, complete the following steps:
1. In the ServeRAID Manager tree, click the controller.
2. Click Custom configuration.
3. Click Next. The “Create arrays” window opens.
4. From the list of ready drives, select the two drives that you want to group into
the array.
5. Click the icon to add the drives to the array.
6. If you want to configure a hot-spare drive, complete the following steps:
a. Click the Spares tab.
b. Select the physical drive that you want to designate as the hot-spare drive,
and click the icon to add the drive.
7. Click Next. The “Configuration summary” window opens.
8. Review the information in the “Configuration summary” window. To change the
configuration, click Back.
9. Click Apply; when you are asked whether you want to apply the new
configuration, click Yes. The configuration is saved in the controller and in the
physical drives.
10. Exit from ServeRAID Manager and remove the CD from the CD-ROM drive.
11. Restart the server.
Viewing the configuration
You can use ServeRAID Manager to view information about RAID controllers and
the RAID subsystem (such as arrays, logical drives, hot-spare drives, and physical
drives). When you click an object in the ServeRAID Manager tree, information about
that object appears in the right pane. To display a list of available actions for an
object, click the object and click Actions.
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Chapter 4. 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. See http://www.ibm.com.
b. Click Support & downloads.
c. Click Downloads & drivers.
d. In the search field, type director 8865 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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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
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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:
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Important notes
Processor speeds indicate the internal clock speed of the microprocessor; other
factors also affect application performance.
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CD-ROM drive speeds list the variable read rate. Actual speeds vary and are often
less than the maximum possible.
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.
IBM encourages owners of information technology (IT) equipment to responsibly
recycle their equipment when it is no longer needed. IBM offers a variety of
programs and services to assist equipment owners in recycling their IT products.
Information on product recycling offerings can be found on IBM’s Internet site at
http://www.ibm.com/ibm/environment/products/prp.shtml.
Notice: This mark applies only to countries within the European Union (EU) and
Norway.
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This appliance is labeled in accordance with European Directive 2002/96/EC
concerning waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The Directive
determines the framework for the return and recycling of used appliances as
applicable throughout the European Union. This label is applied to various products
to indicate that the product is not to be thrown away, but rather reclaimed upon end
of life per this Directive.
Remarque : Cette marque s’applique uniquement aux pays de l’Union Européenne
et à la Norvège.
L’etiquette du système respecte la Directive européenne 2002/96/EC en matière de
Déchets des Equipements Electriques et Electroniques (DEEE), qui détermine les
dispositions de retour et de recyclage applicables aux systèmes utilisés à travers
l’Union européenne. Conformément à la directive, ladite étiquette précise que le
produit sur lequel elle est apposée ne doit pas être jeté mais être récupéré en fin
de vie.
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.shtmlor contact your
local waste disposal facility.
In the United States, IBM has established a return 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.
For Taiwan: Please recycle batteries.
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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
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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.
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
90
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
24P6858
Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of), Korea (Republic of)
34G0232
Japan
36L8880
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
49P2078
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
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Index
A
AC power LED 11
Active
memory 36
PCI-X 4, 27
Active Memory 4, 36
adapter
hot-plug 27
installing 27
IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine
ServeRAID-8i 31
PCI 27
PCI-X 27
Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine 30
ServeRAID-8i 31
adding
memory card 37
administrator password 61
attention notices 2
Automatic BIOS recovery 6
availability 6
connectors 10
connectors and jumper
I/O board 16
cooling 5
cover
removing 23, 24
D
30
E
B
baseboard management controller utility programs
bays 3
C
cable
external cabling 51
routing 51
cabling the server 51
cache 3
caution statements 2
CD-eject button 9
CD-ROM drive activity LED 9
Class A electronic emission notice 87
command-line interface
commands
identify 77
power 77
sel 77
sysinfo 77
configuration
baseboard management controller utility
programs 55
boot menu program 55
Gigabit Ethernet controller 55
PXE Boot Agent Utility program 55
SAS/SATA configuration utility program 55
SAS/SCSI device 52, 53
ServeRAID Manager 55
ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD 55
viewing 79
with ServerGuide 62
Configuration/Setup Utility program 55, 56
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danger statements 2
DC power LED 11
device drivers 7
dimensions 3
drives 3
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electrical input 3
electronic emission Class A notice 87
Enterprise X-Architecture technology 4
environment 3
error LED
memory 17, 36
memory card 17, 36
microprocessor 18
microprocessor board 18
VRM 18
Ethernet 5
configuring 55
controller 5
Ethernet connector 10
Ethernet transmit/receive activity LED 10, 11
expansion bays 3
expansion slots 3
external cabling 51
F
fan error LED 11
fans 5
FCC Class A notice 87
features 3
ServerGuide 62
filler panel, hard disk drive bay
firmware code, updating 76
33
G
Gigabit Ethernet connector
11
H
handling static-sensitive devices
hard disk drive
filler panel 33
filler panel illustration 32
illustration 32
22
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L
hard disk drive (continued)
status LED 9
heat output 3
hot-add, memory 42
hot-replace
memory card 37
hot-swap
memory modules 40
hot-swap and hot-plug devices
adapter 27
hard disk drive 32
memory modules 34
humidity 3
LED
error
memory 17, 36
memory card 17, 36
microprocessor 18
microprocessor board 18
VRM 18
memory hot-swap enabled 35
memory port power 36
memory-card, illustration 17
LEDs 10
light path diagnostics 5
link LED 10, 11
local area network (LAN) 5
I
I/O board
illustration 16
I/O board error LED 11
IBM Director 4, 7, 81
illustration
I/O board connectors and jumpers 16
memory card connectors and LEDs 17
microprocessor-board connectors and LEDs 18
PCI-X board connectors 19
server components 15
important notices 2
installation
complete 48
guidelines 21
order, microprocessors 44
installing
hard disk drive 32
hot-swap hard disk drive 32
IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine 30
memory 38
memory modules 38
microprocessor 44
OSA SMBridge management utility program 74
power supply 25
SAS backplane 33
tape drive 32
installing ServeRAID-8i 31
integrated
baseboard management controller utility
programs 76
network support 5
integrated functions 3
management, system 4
memory 3, 4
active 36
module 34
port power LED 36
memory card
adding 37
hot-replace 37
memory hot-swap enabled LED 35
memory mirroring 36
Memory ProteXion 4, 37
memory-card connector and LED illustration
microprocessor 3, 5
installation 44
order of installation 44
microprocessor-board illustration 18
mouse connector 11
N
noise emissions 3
NOS installation
with ServerGuide 62
without ServerGuide 63
notes, important 84
notices
electronic emission 87
FCC, Class A 87
notices and statements 2
O
J
jumpers
boot recovery 16
power-on password override
Wake on LAN 16
16, 60
K
keyboard connector
92
M
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online publications 2
operator information panel 8
order of installation, microprocessors 44
OSA SMBridge management utility program
enabling and configuring 65
installing 74
17
P
setup
with ServerGuide 62
size 3
slots 3
SMP 5
specifications 3
statements and notices 2
symmetric multiprocessing 5
system reliability guidelines 21
system-error LED 9
systems management 4, 5, 7
password
administrator 61
power-on 60
power-on override jumper 60
passwords 59
PCI-X board connectors illustration 19
PCI-X board LEDs 19
PCI-X, active 4
power cords 89
power LED 8, 9
power requirement 3
power supply 3
hot-swap 25
installing 25
LEDs 27
power-control button 8
power-control-button shield 8
power-cord connector 10
power-on
password 60
publications 1
PXE Boot Agent Utility program 55
using 64
T
table
features and specifications 3
I/O board jumpers 16
memory
cost-sensitive configuration 35
memory-mirroring configuration 35
performance configuration 34
temperature 3
top cover
removing 23, 24
trademarks 84
turning off the server 12
turning on the server 12
R
rack, installing your server in 49
RAS features 6
reliability 6
Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine
functions disabled 57
Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine error LED
S
SAS
activity LED 9
backplane option 33
SAS/SATA configuration utility program 77
SAS backplane 33
SAS/SATA configuration utility program 77
serial connector 11
serial over LAN
commands
connect 77
identify 77
power 77
reboot 77
sel get 77
sol 77
sysinfo 77
server power features 12
ServeRAID 5
ServerGuide
features 62
NOS installation 62
Setup and Installation CD 4, 55
using 61
serviceability 6
U
11
United States electronic emission Class A notice 87
United States FCC Class A notice 87
UpdateXpress 7
updating the firmware code 76
USB connector 8, 10
utilities
baseboard management controller utility
programs 76
boot menu program 63
Configuration/Setup program, using 56
OSA SMBridge management utility program 76
PXE boot agent utility program 64
SAS/SATA configuration utility program 77
ServeRAID manager 78
V
video connector
10
W
Web site
ServerGuide 61
weight 3
working inside the server with the power on
22
X
X-Architecture technology
4
Index
93
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IBM xSeries 260 Type 8865: User’s Guide
Part Number: 25R3482
Printed in USA
(1P) P/N: 25R3482
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