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xSeries 235
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User's Guide
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User’s Guide
SC59-P653-60
Note:
Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read the general information in Appendix B, “Warranty
information”, on page 31, and Appendix C, “Notices”, on page 43.
Second Edition (January 2003)
© Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 2002. 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. Introducing the IBM xSeries 235 Type 8671 server .
Related Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Notices and statements used in this book . . . . . . . . .
Features and specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What your server offers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reliability, availability, and serviceability . . . . . . . . . .
IBM Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The UpdateXpress program . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Server controls and indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operator information panel . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Server power features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning on the server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning off the server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standby mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 2. Configuring your server . . . . . . . . .
Using the Configuration/Setup Utility program . . . . . .
Starting the Configuration/Setup Utility program . . . . .
Choices available from the Configuration/Setup main menu
Using passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the LSI Logic Configuration Utility program . . . . .
Starting the LSI Logic Configuration Utility program . . .
Formatting a SCSI hard disk drive . . . . . . . . . .
Using the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD . . . . .
ServerGuide features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup and configuration overview . . . . . . . . . .
System Partition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Typical operating-system installation . . . . . . . . .
Setting up or updating multiple servers . . . . . . . .
Installing your operating system without ServerGuide . . .
Using ServeRAID Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the Gigabit Ethernet controller . . . . . . . .
High-performance Ethernet modes. . . . . . . . . .
Ethernet port connector. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Updating the integrated system management firmware . . .
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Appendix A. Getting help and technical assistance
Before you call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the documentation . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting help and information from the World Wide Web
Software service and support . . . . . . . . .
Hardware service and support . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix B. Warranty information
Warranty period . . . . . . .
Problem determination . . . .
Warranty service and support .
International Warranty Service .
Purchasing additional services .
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IBM Statement of Limited Warranty Z125-4753-06 8/2000 . . . . . . . . . 34
Part 1 - General Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Part 2 - Country-unique Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Appendix C. Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edition notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 . .
Taiwan electrical emission statement . . . . . . . . .
Japanese Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI)
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Safety
Before installing this product, read the Safety Information.
Antes de instalar este produto, leia as Informações de Segurança.
Pred instalací tohoto produktu si prectete prírucku bezpecnostních instrukcí.
Læs sikkerhedsforskrifterne, før du installerer dette produkt.
Lees voordat u dit product installeert eerst de veiligheidsvoorschriften.
Ennen kuin asennat tämän tuotteen, lue turvaohjeet kohdasta Safety Information.
Avant d’installer ce produit, lisez les consignes de sécurité.
Vor der Installation dieses Produkts die Sicherheitshinweise lesen.
Prima di installare questo prodotto, leggere le Informazioni sulla Sicurezza.
Les sikkerhetsinformasjonen (Safety Information) før du installerer dette produktet.
Antes de instalar este produto, leia as Informações sobre Segurança.
© Copyright IBM Corp. 2002
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Antes de instalar este producto lea la información de seguridad.
Läs säkerhetsinformationen innan du installerar den här produkten.
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.
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.
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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.
Statement 4
≥18 kg (39.7 lb)
≥32 kg (70.5 lb)
CAUTION:
Use safe practices when lifting.
≥55 kg (121.2 lb)
Safety
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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.
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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 weighing more than 82 kg (180 lb) on top of rack-mounted
devices.
>82 kg (180 lb)
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Statement 13
DANGER:
Overloading a branch circuit is potentially a fire hazard and a shock hazard under
certain conditions. To avoid these hazards, ensure that your system electrical
requirements do not exceed the branch circuit protection requirements. Refer to the
information that is provided with your IBM device for electrical specifications.
Statement 14
CAUTION:
Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels might be present. Only a qualified
service technician is authorized to remove the covers where the following label is
attached.
Statement 15
CAUTION:
Make sure that the rack is secured properly to avoid tipping when the server unit is
extended.
Statement 16
CAUTION:
Some accessory or option board outputs exceed Class 2 or limited power source
limits and must be installed with appropriate interconnecting cabling in accordance
with the national electric code.
Safety
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Statement 17
CAUTION:
The following label indicates moving parts nearby.
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IBM xSeries 235 Type 8671: User’s Guide
Chapter 1. Introducing the IBM xSeries 235 Type 8671 server
The IBM® Eserver xSeries™ 235 Type 8671 is a high-performance server. It can
be upgraded to a symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) server through a
microprocessor upgrade. It is ideally suited for networking environments that require
superior microprocessor performance, efficient memory management, flexibility, and
large amounts of reliable data storage.
Performance, ease of use, reliability, and expansion capabilities were key
considerations in the design of your 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.
Your 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 5.
You can obtain up-to-date information about your server and other IBM server
products at http://www.ibm.com/eserver/xseries/ on the World Wide Web.
Your server serial number and model number are located on labels on the bottom of
the server and on the front, visible through the bezel. You will need these numbers
when you register your server with IBM. The information label containing the serial
number, machine type, model number, and agency marks for your server is located
as follows:
v Tower Model: On the bottom of the server
v Rack Configuration: On the side of the server
Note: The illustrations in this document might differ slightly from your hardware.
Related Publications
This User’s Guide provides general information about your server, including
information about features, how to configure your server, how to use the
ServerGuide™ Setup and Installation CD, and how to get help.
In addition to this User’s Guide, the following xSeries 235 Type 8671 documentation
is provided with your server:
v Installation Guide
This printed publication contains setup and installation instructions.
v Rack Installation Instructions
This publication is provided in Portable Document Format (PDF) on the IBM
xSeries Documentation CD. It contains the instructions to install your server in a
rack.
v Safety Information Book
This multilingual publication is provided in PDF on the IBM xSeries
Documentation CD. It contains translated versions of the caution and danger
statements that appear in the documentation for your server. Each caution and
danger statement has an assigned number, which you can use to locate the
corresponding statement in your native language.
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v Hardware Maintenance Manual and Troubleshooting Guide
This publication is provided in PDF on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD. It
contains information to help you solve the problem yourself or to provide helpful
information to a service technician.
v Option Installation Guide
This publication is provided in PDF on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD. It
contains instructions to install, remove, and connect optional devices supported
by your server.
Depending on your server model, additional publications might be included on the
IBM xSeries Documentation CD.
Notices and statements used in this book
The caution and danger statements used in this book also appear in the multilingual
Safety Information book provided on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD. Each
caution and danger statement is numbered for easy reference to the corresponding
statements in the safety book.
The following types of notices and statements are used in this book:
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 possible 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 Table 1 provides a summary of the features and specifications for your server.
Table 1. Features and specifications
Microprocessor:
v Intel Xeon™, 1.8 GHz or higher
depending on server model
v 512 KB (minimum) Level-2 cache
v 400 MHz or 533 MHz front-side bus
(FSB) depending on server model
v Support for up to two
microprocessors
Note: You can use the
Configuration/Setup program in your
server to determine the specific type
of microprocessor on your system
board.
Memory:
v Standard: 256 MB or 512 MB,
depending on server model,
expandable to 6 GB
v Type: 133 MHz/266 MHz, registered,
ECC, double data rate, SDRAM
v Sizes: 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, or
1 GB, in pairs
v Connectors: two-way interleaved, six
dual inline memory module (DIMM)
connectors
v Maximum: Three pairs of DIMMs
Drives standard:
v Diskette: 1.44 MB
v CD-ROM: IDE
Expansion bays:
v Six open hot-swap, slim-high,
3.5-inch drive bays
v Three 5.25-inch bays (CD-ROM drive
installed in one bay)
Predictive Failure Analysis® (PFA)
alerts:
v Power supplies
v Fans
v Memory
v Hard disk drives
v Microprocessors
v Voltage regulator modules (VRMs)
Integrated functions:
v IBM integrated system management
processor (ISMP)
– Service processor with Light Path
Diagnostics™
– RS-485 (ASM interconnect)
– Support for IBM Remote Supervisor
Adapter
v Broadcom 5703 10/100/1000 Ethernet
controller (one port, controller on
system board)
v One serial port
v One parallel port
v Two internal Ultra320 SCSI ports
(dual-channel integrated SCSI controller
with RAID capabilities on the system
board)
v Three Universal Serial Bus (USB) v1.1
ports (one on the front and two on the
rear of the enclosure)
v Keyboard port
v Mouse port
v ATI Rage XL video (controller on
system board)
– Compatible with SVGA and VGA
– 8 MB video memory
Security features:
v One 3.5-inch removable-media drive v Door and side cover lock
bay (diskette drive installed)
v Power-on and administrator passwords
v Remote-control security settings
PCI expansion slots:
v Selectable drive startup
™
v Two Active PCI-X (hot-plug) 133
v Keyboard password
MHz/64-bit
v System-management security
v Three PCI-X non-hot-plug 100
– User login password
MHz/64-bit
– Read-only or read/write access
v One PCI non-hot-plug, 33 MHz/32-bit
– Dial-in call-back
Upgradeable microcode:
Power supplies:
BIOS, diagnostics, and IBM integrated
v Hot-swap (some models)
system management upgrades (when
– Standard: Two 560 watts (115-230 V
available) can update EEPROMs on the
ac) for redundancy
system board
– Redundant/nonredundant indicator
on diagnostic LED panel
v Non-hot-swap (some models)
– Standard: One 560 watts (115-230 V
ac)
– Upgradeable to two hot-swap power
supplies
Acoustical noise emissions:
v Sound power, idle: 6.5 bel
v Sound power, operating: 6.5 bel
v Bystander sound pressure, idle: 49 dBa
v Bystander sound pressure, operating: 49
dBa
Redundant cooling:
Six hot-swap fans
Electrical input:
v Sine-wave input (50-60 Hz) required
v Input voltage range automatically selected
v Input voltage low range:
– Minimum: 100 V ac
– Maximum: 127 V ac
v Input voltage high range:
– Minimum: 200 V ac
– Maximum: 240 V ac
v Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) approximately:
– Minimum: 0.1 kVA
– Maximum: 0.8 kVA
Power available for drives:
v +5 V dc
v +12 V dc
Heat output:
Approximate heat output in British thermal
units (Btu) per hour
v Minimum configuration: 341 Btu (100
watts/hour)
v Maximum configuration: 2600 Btu (760
watts/hour)
Environment:
v Air temperature:
– Server on: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
Altitude: 0 to 2134 m (7000 ft)
– Server off: -40° to +60°C (-40° to 140°F)
Maximum altitude: 2133 m (7000 ft)
v Humidity:
– Server on: 8% to 80%
– Server off: 8% to 80%
Size (tower model):
v Height: 440 mm (17.3 in.)
v Depth: 700 mm (27.5 in.)
v Width: 221 mm (8.7 in.)
v Weight: 33.5 kg (74 lb) to 45.8 kg (101 lb)
depending upon configuration
Size (5 U) (rack configuration):
v Height: 216 mm (8.5 in.)
v Depth: 674 mm (26.5 in.)
v Width: 440 mm (17.3 in.)
v Weight: 33.5 kg (74 lb) to 45.8 kg (101 lb)
depending upon configuration
Chapter 1. Introducing the IBM xSeries 235 Type 8671 server
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What your server offers
The design of your server takes advantage of advancements in symmetric
multiprocessing (SMP), data storage, disk-array technologies, and memory
management. Your server combines:
v IBM X-Architecture technology
IBM X-Architecture features leverage proven innovative IBM technologies to build
the most powerful, scalable, reliable Intel-processor-based servers in the world.
X-Architecture features include Light Path Diagnostics, Chipkill™ memory,
Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA), and the Advanced System Management
processor.
v Impressive performance using SMP
Your server supports up to two Intel Xeon microprocessors. Your server comes
with at least one microprocessor installed; if it comes with one microprocessor,
you can install an additional microprocessor to enhance performance and provide
SMP capability.
v Large data-storage and hot-swap capabilities
All models of the server support up to six 25.4 mm (1-inch) slim-high, 3.5-inch
hot-swap hard disk drives in the hot-swap bays. This hot-swap feature enables
you to add, remove, or replace hard disk drives without turning off the server.
v Active PCI (hot-plug) adapter capabilities
Your server has two hot-plug slots for peripheral component interconnect (PCI)
adapters. With operating system support, you can replace failing hot-plug PCI
adapters without turning off the server. You can also add PCI adapters in these
slots without turning off the server, if the operating system and the adapter
support the hot-add feature.
v Redundant cooling and power capabilities
The redundant cooling and hot-swap capabilities of the fans in your server
enable continued operation if one of the fans fails. You can also replace a failing
fan without turning off the server.
Some models of the server come with two hot-swap 560-watt power supplies.
The two hot-swap power supplies provide redundant power for many server
configurations. If a problem occurs with one of the power supplies, the other
power supply can handle the load. The NONREDUNDANT light-emitting diode
(LED) on the diagnostic LED panel is lit when a problem is detected with one of
the redundant hot-swap power supplies. For models that come with one fixed
560-watt power supply, a hot-swap power-supply option containing two hot-swap
560-watt power supplies is available; you can replace the fixed power supply with
the hot-swap power-supply option to provide redundancy. (See the Option
Installation Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD for instructions.)
v Large system memory
Your server supports up to 6 GB of system memory. The memory controller
provides error correcting code (ECC) support for up to six industry-standard, 133
MHz/266 MHz, 2.5 V, 184-pin, double-data-rate (DDR), PC2100 registered,
synchronous dynamic random-access memory (SDRAM) dual inline memory
modules (DIMMs). The memory controller also provides Chipkill Memory
protection if all DIMMs are of the type x4. Chipkill Memory protection is a
technology that protects the server from a single chip failure on a DIMM.
v System-management capabilities
Your server comes with an integrated system management processor (ISMP) and
support for the Remote Supervisor Adapter. The ISMP, in conjunction with the
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system-management software that is provided with your server, enables you to
manage the functions of the server locally and remotely. The ISMP also provides
system monitoring and event recording.
Note: The ISMP is sometimes referred to as the service processor.
The optional IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter works with the integrated service
processor to give you a World Wide Web interface to the system-management
functions. You can manage your server over the Internet or intranet.
See the documentation provided with your system-management software for
more information. To order an optional Remote Supervisor Adapter, contact your
IBM marketing representative or authorized reseller.
v Integrated network environment support
Your server comes with an integrated Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet controller on
the system board. This Ethernet controller has an interface for connecting to
10/100/1000-Mbps networks. The server automatically selects between
10BASE-T and 100/1000BASE-TX environments. The controller provides
full-duplex (FDX) capability, which enables simultaneous transmission and
reception of data on the Ethernet local area network (LAN). This controller
supports Wake on LAN® technology.
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 associated with this primary
connection is automatically switched to the redundant NIC. If the appropriate
device drivers are installed, this switching occurs without data loss and without
user intervention.
v IBM ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD
The ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD that comes with your server provides
programs to help you set up your server and install the 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 22.
v IBM Director
IBM Director is a workgroup-hardware-management tool that you can use to
centrally manage xSeries servers. For more information about IBM Director, see
the IBM Director User’s Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD.
Reliability, availability, and serviceability
Three of the most important features in server design are reliability, availability, and
serviceability (RAS). These factors help to ensure the integrity of the data stored on
your server; that your server is available when you want to use it; and that should a
failure occur, you can easily diagnose and repair the failure with minimal
inconvenience.
The following is an abbreviated list of the RAS features that your server supports:
v Active PCI™ (hot-plug) adapter slots
v Automatic error retry and recovery
v Automatic restart after a power failure
v Backup basic input/output system (BIOS) switching under the control of the
service processor
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v Built-in, menu-driven electrically erasable programmable ROM (EEPROM) based
setup, system configuration, redundant array of independent disks (RAID)
configuration, and diagnostic programs
v Built-in monitoring for fan, power, temperature, voltage, and power-supply
redundancy
v Cable-presence detection on most connectors
v Chipkill memory protection
v Error codes and messages
v Error correcting code (ECC) L2 cache and system memory
v Fault-resistant startup
v Universal Serial Bus (USB) keyboard and mouse
v Hot-swap hard disk drives
v Integrated System Management Processor (ISMP)
v Information and Light Path Diagnostics LED panels
v Integrated service processor subsystem for remote system management
v Key lock support for physical security (tower model)
v Memory scrubbing and Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) (background and real
time)
v Availability of microcode and diagnostic levels
v Parity checking on the small computer system interface (SCSI) bus and PCI
buses
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 (some models)
v Remind button to temporarily flash the Attention LED
v Remote system problem-determination support
v Standby voltage for system-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 service processor)
v Upgradeable microcode for POST, BIOS, diagnostics, service processor, and
read-only memory (ROM) resident code, locally or over the LAN
v Vital product data (VPD) on microprocessors, system board, power supplies, and
SCSI (hot-swap-drive) backplane
v Wake on LAN capability
v IBM Director workgroup-hardware-management tool
v xSeries Server Management
IBM Director
With IBM Director, a network administrator can:
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-based
servers, desktop computers, workstations, and mobile computers on a variety of
platforms
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IBM Director provides a comprehensive entry-level workgroup hardware manager.
Key features include:
v Advanced self-management capabilities for maximum system availability
v Multiple operating-system platform support, including Microsoft® Windows® 98,
Windows NT®, Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, Novell NetWare, IBM
OS/2®, SCO UnixWare, Linux®, and Caldera OpenUNIX®
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:
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
your server, the IBM Director publications on the CD, and the following Web pages:
Systems Management - Director Package
http://www.ibm.com/pc/qtechinfo/MIGR-40738.html
This Web page includes links to software downloads and publications for
the latest release of IBM Director.
IBM xSeries Systems Management page
http://www.ibm.com/pc/ww/eserver/xseries/systems_management/index.html
This Web page presents an overview of IBM Systems Management and
IBM Director.
IBM Universal Manageability page
http://www.ibm.com/pc/us/pc/um/index.html
This Web page links to an IBM portfolio of advanced management tools
that help reduce costs and increase availability throughout the life cycle of a
product.
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 your
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 and indicators
This section identifies the controls and indicators on the front and rear of your
server.
Note: The illustrations in this document might differ slightly from your hardware.
Front view
Tower model
Operator
information
panel
CD-eject button
USB 3 connector
CD-ROM drive
activity LED
(green)
Disketteeject button
Power-control
button shield
(if installed)
Diskette drive
activity LED
Power-control
button
Hard disk
drive status
LED (amber)
Reset
button
Hard disk
drive activity
LED (green)
Coverrelease
latch
Model type/serial
number
Rack configuration
Operator
information
panel
Coverrelease
latch
CD-ROM drive
activity LED
(green)
CD-eject button
Power-control
button shield
(if installed)
Power-control
button
Reset button
Hard disk
drive activity
LED (green)
Hard disk
drive status
LED (amber)
Diskette drive Diskette-eject
Model type/serial
activity LED
button
number
(green)
USB 3
connector
Operator information panel: The LEDs on this panel give status information for
your server. See “Operator information panel” on page 11 for more information.
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USB 3 connector: This is the front USB connector. Two additional USB connectors
are on the rear of the server.
Diskette-eject button: Press this button to release a diskette from the drive.
Diskette-drive activity LED: When this LED is on, it indicates that the diskette
drive is in use.
Hard disk drive status LED: Each hot-swap drive has a hard disk drive status
LED. When this amber LED is on continuously, the drive has failed. If an optional
IBM ServeRAID™ controller is installed in the server, when the LED flashes slowly
(one flash per second), the drive is being rebuilt. When the LED flashes rapidly
(three flashes per second), the controller is identifying the drive.
Hard disk drive activity LED: Each hot-swap drive has a hard disk drive activity
LED. When this green LED is flashing, the drive is being accessed.
Model type/serial number: The model type identifies your server model. The serial
number uniquely identifies your server.
Cover-release latch: Slide this latch to release the cover.
Reset button: Press this button to reset the server and run POST.
Power-control button: Press this button to manually turn on the server or put the
server in Standby mode (see “Server power features” on page 12).
Power-control button shield: You can install this circular disk over the
power-control button to prevent accidental manual power-off. This disk is provided
with your server.
CD-ROM drive activity LED: When this LED is on, it indicates that the CD-ROM
drive is in use.
CD-eject button: Press this button to release a CD from the drive.
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Rear view
This section identifies the indicators on the rear of your server. The following
illustrations contain most of these indicators. The remaining indicators are illustrated
in the “Working with adapters” section in the Option Installation Guide on the IBM
xSeries Documentation CD.
Server with fixed power supply
Fan 1 LED
Fan 2 LED
AC power LED
(green)
DC power LED
(green)
Ethernet link
status LED
PCI-X slot 5
attention LED
2
1
PCI-X slot 6
attention LED
NMI button
(service use only)
Server with hot-swap power supplies
Fan 1 LED
Power supply 1
Fan 2 LED
AC power LED
(green)
DC power LED
(green)
Ethernet link
status LED
Power supply 2
AC power LED
(green)
PCI-X slot 5
attention LED
2
1
DC power LED
(green)
NMI button
(service use only)
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PCI-X slot 6
attention LED
Fans 1 and 2 LEDs: These LEDs provide status information about rear fans 1 and
2. For additional information, see the section about the Light Path Diagnostics
feature in the Hardware Maintenance Manual and Troubleshooting Guide on the
IBM xSeries Documentation CD.
Ethernet link status LED: This LED is on the Ethernet connector. When this LED
is on, there is an active connection on the Ethernet port.
PCI-X slot attention LED: This green LED flashes approximately once per second
when it is on. This LED is visible from the rear of the server and from inside the
server. The meaning of the attention LED is defined by your operating system. For
an illustration showing this LED on the system board, see the Option Installation
Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD. For additional information, see the
“LEDs for Active PCI slots” in the Hardware Maintenance Manual and
Troubleshooting Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD.
NMI button: The Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) button is for service use only.
DC power LED: This green LED provides status information about the power
supply. During typical operation, both the ac and dc power LEDs are on. For any
other combination of LEDs, see the Hardware Maintenance Manual and
Troubleshooting Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD.
AC power LED: This green LED provides status information about the power
supply. During typical operation, both the ac and dc power LEDs are on. For any
other combination of LEDs, see the Hardware Maintenance Manual and
Troubleshooting Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD.
Operator information panel
The following illustration shows the status LEDs on the operator information panel
on the front of the server.
Power-on
LED
POSTcomplete LED
Hard disk drive
activity LED
Information
LED
OK
TX 1
RX
/
Ethernet transmit/
receive activity LED
Systemerror LED
Important: If the power-on LED is off, it does not mean there is no electrical
current present in the server. The LED might be burned out. To remove
all electrical current from the server, you must unplug the server power
cords from the electrical outlets or from the uninterruptible power
device.
Power-on LED: When this green LED is on, power is present in the server.
When this LED flashes, the server is in Standby mode (the system operating
system is turned off and ac current is present). When this LED is off, the power
subsystem, the ac power, or an LED has failed.
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POST-complete LED: This green LED is on when POST is completed without
any errors.
Hard disk drive activity LED: This green LED flickers when there is activity on
a hard disk drive.
Information LED: When this amber LED is on, the server power supplies are
nonredundant, or some other noncritical event has occurred. The event is
recorded in the Error log. See “Choices available from the Configuration/Setup
main menu” on page 16 for instructions for viewing the Error log. Check the
diagnostic LED panel for more detailed information (see the Hardware
Maintenance Manual and Troubleshooting Guide on the IBM xSeries
Documentation CD).
System-error LED: This amber LED is on when a system error occurs. An LED
on the diagnostic LED panel will also be on to further isolate the error. (For
more information, see the Hardware Maintenance Manual and Troubleshooting
Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD.)
Ethernet transmit/receive activity LED: When this green LED is on, there is
activity between the server and the network.
Server power features
This section contains information about how to properly turn your server on and off.
Turning on the server
Turning on the server refers to the act of plugging the power cords of your server
into the power source and starting the operating system.
You can turn on the server in any of the following ways:
v If the power cords are connected to a power source, you can press the
power-control button on the front of the server.
Notes:
1. You can install a circular disk over the power-control button to prevent
accidental manual power-off. This disk, known as the power-control button
shield, comes with your server.
2. After you plug the power cords of your server into the electrical outlets, wait
approximately 20 seconds before pressing the power-control button. During
this time, the system-management adapter is initializing; therefore, the
power-control button does not respond.
v If the server is turned on and a power failure occurs, the server will restart
automatically when power is restored.
v If ac power is present, the server is in Standby mode, and the server is
connected to an ASM interconnect network that contains at least one system with
an optional Remote Supervisor Adapter installed, the server can be turned on
from the Remote Supervisor Adapter user interface.
v If ac power is present, the server is in Standby mode, and an optional Remote
Supervisor Adapter is installed in the server, the server can be turned on from
the Remote Supervisor Adapter user interface.
v When you plug in your server for the first time, Wake on LAN can turn on the
server.
v If your server was previously turned on, it must be properly placed in Standby
mode for the Wake on LAN feature to turn on the server.
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Complete the following steps to manually turn on the server:
1. Review the information in “Safety” on page v.
2. Turn on all external devices, such as the monitor.
3. Plug the server power cords into the power source.
4. Press the power-control button on the front of the server.
Note: While the server is powering up, the power-on LED on the front of the
server is lit.
Turning off the server
Turning off the server refers to the act of disconnecting the server from the power
source.
Complete the following steps to manually turn off the server:
1. Review the information in “Safety” on page v.
2. See your operating system documentation for the proper procedure to shut
down the operating system.
Statement 5
CAUTION:
The power-control button on the device and the power switch on the power
supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device
also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current
from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power
source.
2
1
3. Press the power-control button on the front of the server. This will put the server
in Standby mode.
Note: You might need to press and hold the power-control button for more than
4 seconds to cause an immediate shutdown of the server and to force it
into Standby mode. You can use this feature if the operating system
stops functioning.
4. Disconnect the server from the power source.
Note: After disconnecting all the power cords, wait approximately 15 seconds
for your system to stop running. Watch for the power-on LED on the front
of the server to stop flashing.
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Standby mode
Standby mode refers to the condition in which the server is connected to an ac
power source but the server operating system is not running and all core logic is
shut down except for the service processor. In Standby mode, the server can
respond to service processor requests, such as a remote request to turn on the
server. When the server is in Standby mode, the power-on LED on the front of the
server flashes (when the server is running, the power-on LED stays on and does
not flash).
You can put the server in Standby mode in any of the following ways:
v You can press the power-control button on the server. This starts an orderly
shutdown of the operating system, if this feature is supported by your operating
system.
v If the server is connected to an ASM interconnect network that contains at least
one system with an optional Remote Supervisor Adapter installed, the server can
be placed in Standby mode from the Remote Supervisor Adapter user interface.
v If an optional Remote Supervisor Adapter is installed in the server, the server can
be placed in Standby mode from the Remote Supervisor Adapter user interface.
Attention: You must disconnect all the server power cords from the electrical
outlets to remove all power from the server.
Complete the following steps to put the server into Standby mode:
1. See the operating system documentation for the proper procedure to shut down
the operating system.
Note: Each operating system is different. Read all the documentation about
shutting down the operating system before continuing.
2. Press the power-control button on the front of the server.
Notes:
a. After you place the server in Standby mode, wait at least 5 seconds before
you turn on the server again.
b. You might need to press and hold the power-control button for more than 4
seconds to cause an immediate shutdown of the operating system and to
force it into Standby mode. You can use this feature if the operating system
stops functioning.
The ISMP can put the server in Standby mode as an automatic response to a
critical system failure. You can also put the server into Standby mode remotely by
means of an optional Remote Supervisor Adapter or through connection to an ASM
interconnect network.
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Chapter 2. Configuring your server
The following configuration programs are provided with your server:
v Configuration/Setup Utility
This program is part of the basic input/output system (BIOS) code that comes
with your server. You can use this program to configure serial and parallel port
assignments, change interrupt request (IRQ) settings, change the drive startup
sequence, set the date and time, and set passwords. You also can use this
program to view the system configuration settings, for example, the number and
type of installed microprocessors, the amount of installed memory, or the BIOS
diagnostics version level. See “Using the Configuration/Setup Utility program” on
page 16 for more information.
v LSI Logic Configuration Utility
With the built-in LSI Logic Configuration Utility program, you can configure the
integrated SCSI controller and the devices that are attached to it. See “Using the
LSI Logic Configuration Utility program” on page 21.
v ServeRAID Manager
The ServeRAID programs come with your server. If your server has a ServeRAID
controller installed, or if you are using the integrated SCSI controller with RAID
capabilities as a RAID controller, you must use the ServeRAID Manager program
to define and configure your disk-array subsystem before you install your
operating system. See “Using ServeRAID Manager” on page 26 for more
information.
v IBM ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD
This provides software-setup tools and installation tools that are designed for
your server. Use this CD during the installation of your server to configure basic
hardware features, such as an integrated SCSI controller with RAID capabilities,
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 22.
v Ethernet controller configuration process
To configure the integrated Ethernet controller, see “Configuring the Gigabit
Ethernet controller” on page 27.
v Integrated System Management update and configuration
To update the integrated system management (ISM) firmware, see “Updating the
integrated system management firmware” on page 28.
© Copyright IBM Corp. 2002
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Using the Configuration/Setup Utility program
This section provides instructions to start the Configuration/Setup Utility program
and descriptions of the available menu choices.
Starting the Configuration/Setup Utility program
To start the Configuration/Setup Utility program:
1. Turn on the server and watch the monitor screen.
2. When the message Press F1 for Configuration/Setup appears, press F1.
Note: If you have set both levels of passwords (power-on and administrator),
you must type the administrator password to access the full
Configuration/Setup Utility menu. Without the administrator password,
limited Configuration/Setup Utility program functions are available.
3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
Choices available from the Configuration/Setup main menu
From the Configuration/Setup Utility main menu, you can select settings that you
want to view or change. The Configuration/Setup Utility main menu is similar to the
following.
IBM Setup - (c) Copyright IBM Corporation 2002
Configuration/Setup Utility
• System Summary
• System Information
• Devices and I/O Ports
• Date and Time
• System Security
• Start Options
• Advanced Setup
• Error Logs
Save Settings
Restore Settings
Load Default Settings
Exit Setup
<F1> Help
<Esc> Exit
< ↑ > < ↓ > Move
<Enter> Select
Notes:
1. You can press F1 to display help information for a selected menu item.
2. The choices on some menus might differ slightly, depending on the BIOS
version in your server.
Descriptions of the choices available from the main menu are:
v System Summary
Select this choice to display configuration information. This includes the type,
speed, and cache sizes of the microprocessors and the amount of memory
installed.
Changes that you make to configuration settings appear on this summary screen.
You cannot edit the fields.
This choice appears on both the full and limited Configuration/Setup Utility
menus.
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v System Information
Select this choice to display information about your server. Changes that you
make on other menus might appear on this summary screen. You cannot edit
any fields. The System Information choice appears only on the full
Configuration/Setup Utility main menu.
– Product Data
Select this choice to view system information, such as the machine type and
model, the server serial number, and the revision level or issue date of the
BIOS and diagnostics code stored in the electrically erasable programmable
ROM (EEPROM).
v Devices and I/O Ports
Select this choice to view or change the assignments for devices and
input/output (I/O) ports. This choice appears only on the full Configuration/Setup
Utility main menu.
You can use this choice also to enable or disable the integrated SCSI controller
with RAID capabilities and Ethernet controllers, and standard ports (serial,
parallel, and so on).
– The default setting is Enabled for all the controllers you can control from this
menu. If you select Disabled, the system will not configure the disabled
device and the operating system will not detect the device. (This is equivalent
to unplugging the device.)
– If the integrated SCSI controller with RAID capabilities is disabled and no
SCSI adapter is installed, the server will have no SCSI capability.
– If the on-board Ethernet controller is disabled and no Ethernet adapter is
installed, the server will have no Ethernet capability.
v Date and Time
Select this choice to set the system date and time. This choice appears only on
the full Configuration/Setup Utility main menu.
The system time is in a 24-hour format (hour:minute:second).
v System Security
Select this choice to set passwords or the Remote Control Security settings. This
choice appears only on the full Configuration/Setup Utility main menu.
You can implement two levels of password protection:
– Power-on Password
Select this choice to set or change a power-on password. See “Using
passwords” on page 20 for more information.
– Administrator Password
Attention: If an administrator password is set and then forgotten, it cannot be
overridden or removed. You must replace the system board.
Note: This choice is available on the Configuration/Setup Utility menu only if
the optional IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter is installed in your server.
Select this choice to set or change an administrator password.
The administrator password provides access to all choices on the
Configuration/Setup Utility main menu. You can set, change, or delete both
the administrator and power-on passwords and allow a power-on password to
be changed by the user.
See “Using passwords” on page 20 for more information.
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v Start Options
Select this choice to view or change the start options. This choice appears only
on the full Configuration/Setup Utility main menu. Start options take effect when
you start your server.
You can select keyboard operating characteristics, such as the keyboard speed.
You also can specify whether the keyboard number lock starts on or off. You also
can enable the server to issue error messages when it is run without a diskette
drive, monitor, or keyboard.
The server uses a startup sequence to determine the device from which the
operating system is loaded. For example, you can define a startup sequence that
checks for a startable diskette in the diskette drive, then checks the hard disk
drive in bay 0, and then checks a network adapter.
If your server contains Wake on LAN hardware and software and your operating
system supports Wake on LAN functions, you can also define a startup sequence
for the Wake on LAN functions.
If the Boot Fail Count choice is enabled, you can restore the BIOS system
defaults after three consecutive boot failures. If this choice is disabled, the BIOS
system defaults can be loaded only from the Configuration/Setup Utility main
menu.
You also can select whether the integrated SCSI controller with RAID capabilities
or a PCI SCSI adapter is given boot precedence. Select Planar SCSI to give the
integrated SCSI controller with RAID capabilities boot precedence. If a PCI SCSI
adapter is to be given boot precedence, select the slot number where this
adapter is installed.
You can enable a virus-detection test that checks for changes in the master boot
record at startup.
v Advanced Setup
Select this choice to change values for advanced hardware features, such as
cache control, and PCI configuration. This choice appears only on the full
Configuration/Setup Utility main menu.
A warning message appears above the choices on this menu to alert you that the
system might malfunction if these options are configured incorrectly. Follow the
instructions on the screen carefully.
– System Partition Visibility
Select this choice to indicate whether the System Partition is visible. To make
the System Partition visible, set this choice to Visible. To make the System
Partition invisible, set this choice to Hidden. See “Using the ServerGuide
Setup and Installation CD” on page 22 for additional information about the
System Partition.
– 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 will automatically disable the failing pair of memory connectors and
continue operating with reduced memory capacity. If this occurs, you must
manually enable the set of memory connectors after the problem is corrected.
Select Memory Settings from the Advanced Setup menu, and use the arrow
keys to highlight the pair of memory connectors that you want to enable; then,
use the arrow keys to select Enable.
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– CPU Options
Select this choice to indicate whether the microprocessor serial number in the
microprocessor is readable or to set the microprocessor cache mode to
disabled, write-back, or write-through. Selecting write-back mode will provide
better system performance.
– PCI Bus Control
Select this choice to view and set interrupts for PCI devices and to configure
the master latency timer value for the server.
– Integrated System Management Processor Settings
You can view and enable or disable the Reboot on System NMI setting on
this menu. If this setting is enabled, the server will automatically restart 60
seconds after the service processor issues an Non-maskable interrupt (NMI)
to the server. If this setting is disabled, the server will not restart. The default
value is Enable.
v Error Logs
Select this choice to view or clear error logs.
– Select POST Error Log to view the three most recent error codes and
messages that the system generated during POST.
Select Clear event/error logs from the POST Error Log menu to clear the
POST Error Log.
– Select System Event/Error Log to view the System Event/Error Log. The
System Event/Error Log contains all the system error and warning messages
that the system has generated. You can use the arrow keys to move between
pages in the System Event/Error Log.
Select Clear event/error logs from the System Event/Error Log menu to
clear the System Event/Error Log.
v Save Settings
Select this choice to save your customized settings.
v Restore Settings
Select this choice to delete your changes.
v Load Default Settings
Select this choice to cancel your changes.
v Exit Setup
If you have made any changes and not saved them, the program will prompt you
to save the changes or exit without saving the changes.
Additional Configuration/Setup Utility menu choices
When you install an IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter in your server, you can view
additional menu choices in the Configuration/Setup Utility program, such as:
v System Card Data
Select this choice to display information about your server.
v PCI Slot/Device Information
Select this choice to view the properties of adapters installed in PCI slots.
v Administrator Password
Select this choice to set or change the administrator password.
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v Remote Control Security Settings
Select this choice to set a remote-control password. When you set a
remote-control password, you can also set the number of failed attempts to enter
the correct remote-control password, and the duration before another attempt is
allowed.
For a list of supported options for your server, go to
http://www.ibm.com/pc/us/compat/ on the World Wide Web. To order an optional
Remote Supervisor Adapter, contact your IBM marketing representative or
authorized reseller.
Using passwords
The System Security choice appears only on the full Configuration/Setup Utility
menu. After you select this choice, you can implement two levels of password
protection: power-on password and administrator password. The administrator
password is available only if the optional IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter is
installed in your server.
Power-on password
After you set a power-on password, you can enable the Unattended Start mode.
This locks the keyboard and mouse but enables the operating system to start. The
keyboard and mouse remain locked until you type the correct password.
You can use any combination of up to seven characters (A–Z, a–z, and 0–9) for
your power-on password. Keep a record of your password in a secure place. When
a power-on password is set, POST is not completed until you type the password. If
you forget the power-on password, you can regain access to the server through one
of the following methods:
v If an administrator password is set, type the administrator password at the
power-on prompt. (If necessary, see “Administrator password” on page 21 for
details.) Start the Configuration/Setup Utility program and change the power-on
password.
v Remove the battery and then reinstall the battery (see the Option Installation
Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD for instructions).
v Change the position of the power-on password override switch (switch 6 on
switch block 1) as described below to bypass the power-on password check. You
can then start the Configuration/Setup Utility program and change the power-on
password.
Notes:
1. Before changing any switch settings or moving any jumpers, turn off the
server; then, disconnect all power cords and external cables. (Review the
information in “Safety” on page v and “Turning off the server” on page 13.)
2. Any system-board switch or jumper blocks that are not shown in the
illustrations in this book are reserved.
Power-on password override (switch 6)
Changing the position of this switch bypasses the power-on password
check the next time the server is powered on. You do not need to move
the switch back after the password is overridden. The default position is
Off. To bypass the power-on password check, move the switch to the
opposite position. Changing the position of this switch does not affect the
administrator password check if an administrator password is set.
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Administrator password
Select this choice to set an administrator password. The administrator password
provides access to all choices on the Configuration/Setup Utility main menu. You
can set, change, or delete both the administrator and power-on passwords and
allow a power-on password to be changed by the user. You can use any
combination of up to seven characters (A–Z, a–z, and 0–9) for your administrator
password. Keep a record of your password in a secure place. The administrator
password is available only if the optional IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter is
installed in your server.
Attention: If an administrator password is set and then forgotten, it cannot be
overridden or removed. You must replace the system board.
The following table provides a summary of the password features.
Table 2. Power-on and administrator password features
Type of password
Features
Power-on password
v Type the password to complete the system startup.
v All choices are available on the Configuration/Setup Utility main
menu.
Administrator password
v No password is required to complete the system startup.
v Type the password to access the Configuration/Setup Utility
program.
v All choices are available on the Configuration/Setup Utility main
menu.
Administrator and
power-on password
v You can type either password to complete the system startup.
v The administrator password provides access to all choices on
the Configuration/Setup Utility main menu. You can set,
change, or delete both the administrator and power-on
passwords and allow a power-on password to be changed by
the user.
v The power-on password provides access to a limited set of
choices on the Configuration/Setup Utility main menu. This
limited access might include changing or deleting the power-on
password.
Using the LSI Logic Configuration Utility program
LSI Logic Configuration is a built-in, menu-driven configuration utility program that
you can use to:
v Perform a low-level format of a SCSI hard disk drive
v Set a SCSI device scan order
v Set a SCSI ID for a controller
Notes:
1. The integrated SCSI controller with RAID capabilities in your server supports
only RAID level-1 and RAID level-1 Enhanced (RAID level-1E). Installing an
optional ServeRAID-5i controller provides additional RAID levels. See “Using
ServeRAID Manager” on page 26 for information about configuring your server
for RAID operation.
2. If you install a different type of RAID adapter in your server, use the
configuration method supplied with the RAID adapter to view or change SCSI
settings for attached devices.
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The following sections provide the instructions needed to start the LSI Logic
Configuration Utility program and to format a SCSI hard disk drive.
Starting the LSI Logic Configuration Utility program
Complete the following steps to start the LSI Logic Configuration Utility program:
1. Turn on the server.
2. When the <<< Press <CTRL><C> to start LSI Logic Configuration Utility
>>> prompt appears, press Ctrl+C.
Note: If an administrator password has been set, you are prompted to type the
password to start the LSI Logic Configuration Utility program.
3. Use the arrow keys to select a controller (channel) from the list of adapters;
then, press Enter.
4. Follow the instructions on the resulting screen to change the settings of the
selected items; then, press Enter. The Device Properties and Mirroring
Properties choices produce additional screens of parameters to review or
change.
Formatting a SCSI hard disk drive
You can use the LSI Logic Configuration Utility program to perform a low-level
format on a SCSI hard disk drive. Complete the following steps to format a drive:
1. Select the controller channel for the drive to format from the list of adapters.
2. Select Device Properties from the resulting screen.
3. Use the arrow keys (↑ or ↓) to highlight the drive to format.
Attention: Low-level formatting removes all data from the hard disk drive. If
there is data you want to save, backup the hard disk drive before continuing this
procedure.
4. Use the arrow keys (← or →) or the End key to scroll to the right.
5. Highlight the Format item; then, press Enter to begin the low-level formatting
operation.
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.
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 with online help
v Diskette-free setup, and configuration programs that are based on detected
hardware
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v ServeRAID Manager program, which configures your ServeRAID adapter or
integrated SCSI controller with RAID capabilities
v A system BIOS code update program, which updates the BIOS code directly from
the CD
v Device drivers that are provided for your 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.
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 Detects the SCSI RAID adapter, controller, or integrated SCSI controller with
RAID capabilities and runs the SCSI RAID configuration program.
v Updates the licensed internal code (firmware) level without diskettes.
v Checks the system BIOS code and microcode (firmware) levels of supported
options to determine whether a later level is available from the CD. You can
perform updates without using diskettes.
v Creates a System Partition on the default drive. You can run server-specific utility
programs after setup.
v Detects installed hardware options and provides updated device drivers for most
adapters and devices.
v Creates a setup-replication diskette for replicating setup selections for other
servers of the same model.
v Provides diskette-free installation for supported operating systems.
v Provides a replicated installation path for multiple installations of supported
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
ServerGuide program checks your system BIOS, service processors, and other
system hardware to determine if system updates are available. The setup program
provides a list of tasks that are required to set up your server model. On a server
with a ServeRAID adapter or integrated SCSI controller with RAID capabilities, 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 performs
the following tasks:
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v The ServerGuide program prompts you for your language, country, and keyboard
layout. (This information is stored and later passed to the operating-system
installation program.)
v The ServerGuide program displays choices for running the configuration
programs. For example:
– The Express Configuration method runs the required programs for your
server, based on the hardware that is detected.
– The Custom Configuration method displays all programs that are available for
your server, and you decide which programs to run.
– The Replicated Configuration method provides the option of duplicating your
setup selections to other servers that are the same model.
v If you select the Custom Configuration method, the following features are
optional. If you select the Express Configuration method, some or all of these
features are run, depending on the hardware that is detected:
– The Set Date and Time feature is provided so that you do not have to use the
Configuration/Setup Utility program to access these settings.
– The Clear Hard Disks feature is provided so you can delete all partitions on all
hard disk drives.
– The ServerGuide program checks the server BIOS code and microcode
(firmware) levels for supported options and then checks the CD for a newer
level. The CD content might be newer than the BIOS code and firmware level.
The ServerGuide program can perform a flash update of the BIOS code and
supported microcode (firmware) options without using diskettes.
– The SCSI RAID configuration program starts, leading you through the entire
configuration process.
– The ServerGuide program creates a System Partition on the default drive.
v The ServerGuide program displays a confirmation summary, so that you will
know when you have completed all the required tasks. Then, you are ready to
install your operating system.
Notes:
1. Plug and Play adapters are configured automatically. Non-Plug and Play
adapters or non-IBM adapters might require switch settings, additional device
drivers, and installation after the operating system is installed. See the
documentation that comes with the adapter.
2. Diagnostics for your server come in BIOS code or on a separate diagnostics
CD.
System Partition
The ServerGuide program creates a 50 MB System Partition on the default drive.
The System Partition contains server-specific utility programs such as
service-processor disk operating system (DOS) utilities, system diagnostics, flash
BIOS updates, and other programs. Programs in the System Partition vary by
server model, and not all server models run utility programs from the System
Partition. To determine which ones do, start the ServerGuide Setup and Installation
CD and view the online overview.
After setup is complete, you can access programs in the System Partition by
restarting the server and pressing Alt+F1 when the prompt is displayed. The
System Partition menu displays the programs that are available on your server
model.
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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. With some operating-system installations, you can create an operating-system
replication diskette for setting up additional servers. This diskette contains the
Internet protocol (IP) address, server name, and other selections.
4. The ServerGuide program presents operating-system partition options that are
based on your operating-system selection and the installed hard disk drives.
5. If you are installing the operating system from diskettes, the ServerGuide
program lists the diskettes that you must create and the optional device-driver
diskettes (for installed adapters or controllers) that you might want to create.
6. 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.
Setting up or updating multiple servers
You can use the ServerGuide program to create diskettes that help you set up or
update multiple servers. You can modify information on the diskettes as you use
them to set up or update other servers.
Note: Availability and function can vary by server model and by the hardware that
is installed.
You can create a setup-replication diskette, which contains your hardware
configuration selections. Use this diskette to replicate selections to other servers
that are of the same model.
You can create an operating-system replication diskette, which contains information
that you need to complete multiple installations. Not all operating systems support
operating-system replication diskettes.
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. Under Browse, click Servers.
3. From the Family drop-down list, select your server model.
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4. If operating-system installation instructions are available for your server model,
OS installation is in the list in the upper-left corner of the Web page. Click OS
installation and select the instructions for your operating system.
Using ServeRAID Manager
You can use the ServeRAID Manager program, provided on the IBM ServeRAID
Support CD, to:
v Configure a redundant array of independent disks (RAID)
v Restore a SCSI hard disk to factory-default settings, erasing all data
v View your RAID configuration and associated devices
v Monitor operation of your RAID controllers
The ServeRAID Manager program operates in two ways:
v Startable-CD mode
v As an installed software program
See the ServeRAID documentation on the IBM ServeRAID Support CD for
additional information about RAID technology and instructions for using ServeRAID
Manager. The Installation Guide for your server also contains instructions for using
ServeRAID Manager to configure your integrated SCSI controller with RAID
capabilities.
Notes:
1. The integrated SCSI controller with RAID capabilities in your server supports
only RAID level-1 and RAID level-1E. Installing an optional ServeRAID-5i
controller provides additional RAID levels.
2. If you install a different type of RAID adapter in your server, use the
configuration method supplied with the RAID adapter to view or change SCSI
settings for attached devices.
Before you install your operating system, you must configure the controller that is
attached to the hard disk drives. You must use the configuration program on the
IBM ServeRAID Support CD to configure the integrated SCSI controller with RAID
capabilities or to configure an optional IBM ServeRAID controller.
Notes:
1. You cannot use the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD to configure the
optional controllers.
2. To update the firmware and BIOS for an optional ServeRAID controller, you
must use the IBM ServeRAID Support CD that comes with the ServeRAID
option.
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Configuring the Gigabit Ethernet controller
The Ethernet controller is integrated on the system board. This controller provides
an interface for connecting to 10-Mbps, 100-Mbps, or 1000-Mbps networks and
provides full duplex (FDX) capability, which enables simultaneous transmission and
reception of data on the Ethernet local area network (LAN). You do not need to set
any jumpers or configure the controller for your operating system before you use
the Ethernet controller. However, you must install a device driver to enable your
operating system to address the Ethernet controller. The device drivers are provided
on the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD.
When you connect your server to the network, the Ethernet controller automatically
detects the data-transfer rate (10-Mbps, 100-Mbps, or 1000-Mbps) on the network
and then sets the controller to operate at the appropriate rate. In addition, if the
Ethernet ports that your server is connected to support auto-negotiation, the Gigabit
Ethernet controller will set the appropriate duplex state. That is, the Ethernet
controller will adjust to the network data rate, whether the data rate is standard
Ethernet (10BASE-T), Fast Ethernet (100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T), half duplex
(HDX), or full duplex (FDX). The controller supports half-duplex (HDX) and
full-duplex (FDX) modes at both speeds.
For information about configuring your Ethernet controller, see the Broadcom
NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Software CD that comes with your server. For updated
information about configuring your Ethernet controller, go to the IBM Support Web
site at http://www.ibm.com/pc/support and navigate to the area for your specific
server type. From this area you can download documentation, the most current
device drivers for your server, and software that supports advanced networking
functions. After downloading, run the downloaded program launch.exe.
High-performance Ethernet modes
Your Ethernet controller supports optional modes, such as teaming, priority packets,
load balancing, fault tolerance, and virtual LANs, which provide higher performance,
security, and throughput for your server. These modes apply to the integrated
Ethernet controller and to the controllers on supported Ethernet adapters.
Ethernet port connector
The following illustration shows the pin-number assignments for the RJ-45
connector. These assignments apply to both 10BASE-T and 100/1000BASE-TX
devices.
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Updating the integrated system management firmware
To update the integrated system management (ISM) firmware for the integrated
system management processor (ISMP), download the Integrated System
Management Firmware Update Utility program for your server from the IBM Support
Web site at http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/. Then run the Integrated System
Management Firmware Update Utility program to create a diskette to use to update
the ISM firmware. This diskette updates the ISM firmware only and does not affect
any device drivers.
Complete the following steps to update the ISM firmware:
1. Turn off your server. (Review the information in “Safety” on page v and “Turning
off the server” on page 13.)
2. Insert the diskette into the diskette drive.
3. Turn on your server. If your server does not start from the diskette drive, use the
Configuration/Setup Utility program to configure the diskette drive as a startup
device. See “Using the Configuration/Setup Utility program” on page 16. Then,
start again at step 1.
4. From the main menu, select Update System Management Firmware and
press Enter.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.
If there is an error in updating the ISM firmware, try installing it again.
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Appendix A. Getting help and technical assistance
If you need help, service, or technical assistance or just want more information
about IBM products, you will find a wide variety of sources available from IBM to
assist you. This appendix contains information about where to go for additional
information about IBM and IBM products, what to do if you experience a problem
with your xSeries or IntelliStation® system, and whom to call for service, if it is
necessary.
Before you call
Before you call, make sure that you have taken these steps to try to solve the
problem yourself:
v Check all cables to make sure that they are connected.
v Check the power switches to make sure that the system is turned on.
v Use the troubleshooting information in your system documentation, and use the
diagnostic tools that come with your system.
v Go to the IBM Support Web site at http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/ to check for
technical information, hints, tips, and new device drivers.
v Use an IBM discussion forum on the IBM Web site to ask questions.
You can solve many problems without outside assistance by following the
troubleshooting procedures that IBM provides in the online help or in the
publications that are provided with your system and software. The information that
comes with your system also describes the diagnostic tests that you can perform.
Most xSeries and IntelliStation systems, operating systems, and programs come
with information that contains troubleshooting procedures and explanations of error
messages and error codes. If you suspect a software problem, see the information
for the operating system or program.
Using the documentation
Information about your IBM xSeries or IntelliStation system and preinstalled
software, if any, is available in the documentation that comes with your system.
That documentation includes printed books, online books, README files, and help
files. See the troubleshooting information in your system documentation for
instructions for using the diagnostic programs. The troubleshooting information or
the diagnostic programs might tell you that you need additional or updated device
drivers or other software. IBM maintains pages on the World Wide Web where you
can get the latest technical information and download device drivers and updates.
To access these pages, go to http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/ and follow the
instructions. Also, you can order publications through the IBM Publications Ordering
System at
http://www.elink.ibmlink.ibm.com/public/applications/publications/cgibin/pbi.cgi.
Getting help and information from the World Wide Web
On the World Wide Web, the IBM Web site has up-to-date information about IBM
xSeries and IntelliStation products, services, and support. The address for IBM
xSeries information is http://www.ibm.com/eserver/xseries/. The address for IBM
IntelliStation information is http://www.ibm.com/pc/intellistation/.
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You can find service information for your IBM products, including supported options,
at http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/. If you click Profile from the support page, you
can create a customized support page. The support page has many sources of
information and ways for you to solve problems, including:
v Diagnosing problems, using the IBM Online Assistant
v Downloading the latest device drivers and updates for your products
v Viewing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
v Viewing hints and tips to help you solve problems
v Participating in IBM discussion forums
v Setting up e-mail notification of technical updates about your products
Software service and support
Through IBM Support Line, you can get telephone assistance, for a fee, with usage,
configuration, and software problems with xSeries servers, IntelliStation
workstations, and appliances. For information about which products are supported
by Support Line in your country or region, go to
http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products/.
For more information about Support Line and other IBM services, go to
http://www.ibm.com/services/, or go to http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/ for support
telephone numbers.
Hardware service and support
You can receive hardware service through IBM Integrated Technology Services or
through your IBM reseller, if your reseller is authorized by IBM to provide warranty
service. Go to http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/ for support telephone numbers.
In the U.S. and Canada, hardware service and support is available 24 hours a day,
7 days a week. In the U.K., these services are available Monday through Friday,
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Appendix B. Warranty information
This section contains information about your warranty period and the service and
support that are provided by your warranty.
Warranty period
The warranty period varies by machine type and country or region.
Contact your place of purchase for warranty service information. Some IBM
Machines are eligible for on-site warranty service depending on the country or
region where service is performed.
Prior to on-site warranty service, you are required to go through problem
determination with an IBM service specialist call center technician.
A warranty period of 3 years on parts and 1 year on labor means that IBM will
provide warranty service without charge for:
1. parts and labor during the first year of the warranty period
2. parts only, on an exchange basis, in the second and third years of the warranty
period. IBM will charge you for any labor it provides in performance of the repair
or replacement.
The IBM Machine Warranties Web site at
http://www.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/ contains a worldwide
overview of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty for IBM Machines, a glossary of
terms used in the Statement of Limited Warranty, Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ), and links to Product Support Web pages. The IBM Statement of Limited
Warranty is available from this Web site in 29 languages in Portable Document
Format (PDF).
Machine - IBM Eserver xSeries 235 Type 8671
Country or region
Warranty period
Service delivery method
Japan
Parts - 3 years, labor - 1
year
On-site
Worldwide
3 years
On-site
Problem determination
Prior to on-site warranty service, you are required to go through problem
determination with an IBM service specialist call center technician. The service
specialist will run diagnostic tests on the hardware and check the software.
Running diagnostics
The IBM service specialist will help you determine whether your equipment is
functioning as specified. It might be necessary to isolate the failing xSeries,
Netfinity®, or IntelliStation system; IBM component; or both from any active
production environment to run diagnostics and perform defect-isolation programs.
You are responsible for making the system, IBM component, or both available for
running diagnostics and defect-isolation programs.
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Checking software
The IBM service specialist will help you ensure that the correct BIOS code,
firmware, device drivers, and other supporting IBM software are installed and
correctly configured. It might be necessary to manually gather information about the
relevant software levels or run IBM-approved utility programs to gather this
information. It might be necessary to isolate the failing system from any active
production environment to gather this information. You are responsible, with
assistance from the service specialist, for gathering this information. The IBM
Statement of Limited Warranty does not include on-site assistance with this activity.
Warranty service and support
With the original purchase of an IBM xSeries or IntelliStation system, you have
access to extensive service and support. During the IBM Machine warranty period,
you may call IBM or your reseller for problem-determination assistance under the
terms of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty.
The following services are available during the warranty period:
v Problem determination - Trained personnel are available to assist you with
determining if you have a hardware problem and deciding what action is
necessary to fix the problem.
v IBM hardware repair - If the problem is determined to be caused by IBM
hardware under warranty, trained service personnel are available to provide the
applicable level of service, either on-site or at an IBM service center as
determined by IBM.
v Engineering Change management - Occasionally, there might be changes that
are required after a product has been shipped from IBM. In those instances, IBM
will make Engineering Changes (ECs) available that apply to your hardware.
v Customer replaceable units (CRUs) - Some parts of IBM servers are
designated as customer replaceable units. IBM ships CRUs to you for
replacement by you. CRUs include keyboards, monitors, memory, diskette drives,
hard disk drives, and mice (this list is not inclusive of all CRUs).
The following items are not covered under warranty service:
v Replacement or use of non-IBM parts. All IBM parts contain a 7-character
identification in the format IBM FRU XXXXXXX.
v Identification of software problem sources.
v Installation of customer replaceable units (CRUs).
v Installation and configuration of BIOS code, firmware, or device drivers that are
designated as customer installable.
See the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty for a full explanation of IBM warranty
terms. Be sure to retain your proof of purchase to obtain warranty service.
Please have the following information ready when you call:
v The machine type and model of your IBM hardware product (if available)
v Serial numbers of your IBM hardware products
v A description of the problem
v The exact wording of any error messages
v Hardware and software configuration information
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International Warranty Service
If you travel with your xSeries or IntelliStation system or relocate it to a country
where your system is sold and serviced by IBM or IBM resellers authorized to
perform warranty service, International Warranty Service (IWS) is available during
the warranty period. Eligible IBM systems are identified by their four-digit machine
types.
You can obtain IWS through the service delivery method (such as depot, carry-in, or
on-site) provided in the servicing country. Service methods and procedures vary by
country, and some service or parts might not be available in all countries. Service
centers in certain countries might not be able to service all models of a particular
machine type. In addition, some countries might have fees and restrictions that
apply at the time of service.
To determine whether your system is eligible for IWS, go to
http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/ and click Warranty lookup.
Purchasing additional services
During and after the warranty period, you can purchase additional services, such as
support for IBM and non-IBM hardware, operating systems, and application
programs; network setup and configuration; upgraded or extended hardware repair
services; and custom installations. Service availability and service name might vary
by country or region.
For more information about these services, contact your IBM marketing
representative.
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IBM Statement of Limited Warranty Z125-4753-06 8/2000
Part 1 - General Terms
This Statement of Limited Warranty includes Part 1 - General Terms and Part 2 Country-unique Terms. The terms of Part 2 replace or modify those of Part 1. The
warranties provided by IBM in this Statement of Limited Warranty apply only to
Machines you purchase for your use, and not for resale, from IBM or your reseller.
The term “Machine” means an IBM machine, its features, conversions, upgrades,
elements, or accessories, or any combination of them. The term “Machine” does not
include any software programs, whether pre-loaded with the Machine, installed
subsequently or otherwise. Unless IBM specifies otherwise, the following warranties
apply only in the country where you acquire the Machine. Nothing in this Statement
of Limited Warranty affects any statutory rights of consumers that cannot be waived
or limited by contract. If you have any questions, contact IBM or your reseller.
The IBM Warranty for Machines: IBM warrants that each Machine 1) is free from
defects in materials and workmanship and 2) conforms to IBM’s Official Published
Specifications (“Specifications”). The warranty period for a Machine is a specified,
fixed period commencing on its Date of Installation. The date on your sales receipt
is the Date of Installation unless IBM or your reseller informs you otherwise.
If a Machine does not function as warranted during the warranty period, and IBM or
your reseller are unable to either 1) make it do so or 2) replace it with one that is at
least functionally equivalent, you may return it to your place of purchase and your
money will be refunded.
Extent of Warranty: The warranty does not cover the repair or exchange of a
Machine resulting from misuse, accident, modification, unsuitable physical or
operating environment, improper maintenance by you, or failure caused by a
product for which IBM is not responsible. The warranty is voided by removal or
alteration of Machine or parts identification labels.
THESE WARRANTIES ARE YOUR EXCLUSIVE WARRANTIES AND REPLACE
ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR
CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. THESE WARRANTIES GIVE YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO
JURISDICTION. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN THAT EVENT, SUCH
WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD. NO
WARRANTIES APPLY AFTER THAT PERIOD.
Items Not Covered by Warranty: IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free
operation of a Machine. Any technical or other support provided for a Machine
under warranty, such as assistance via telephone with “how-to” questions and those
regarding Machine set-up and installation, will be provided WITHOUT
WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND.
Warranty Service: To obtain warranty service for a Machine, contact IBM or your
reseller. If you do not register your Machine with IBM, you may be required to
present proof of purchase.
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During the warranty period, IBM or your reseller, if approved by IBM to provide
warranty service, provides without charge certain types of repair and exchange
service to keep Machines in, or restore them to, conformance with their
Specifications. IBM or your reseller will inform you of the available types of service
for a Machine based on its country of installation. At its discretion, IBM or your
reseller will 1) either repair or exchange the failing Machine and 2) provide the
service either at your location or a service center. IBM or your reseller will also
manage and install selected engineering changes that apply to the Machine.
Some parts of IBM Machines are designated as Customer Replaceable Units
(called “CRUs”), e.g., keyboards, memory, or hard disk drives. IBM ships CRUs to
you for replacement by you. You must return all defective CRUs to IBM within 30
days of your receipt of the replacement CRU. You are responsible for downloading
designated Machine Code and Licensed Internal Code updates from an IBM
Internet Web site or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that
IBM provides.
When warranty service involves the exchange of a Machine or part, the item IBM or
your reseller replaces becomes its property and the replacement becomes yours.
You represent that all removed items are genuine and unaltered. The replacement
may not be new, but will be in good working order and at least functionally
equivalent to the item replaced. The replacement assumes the warranty service
status of the replaced item. Many features, conversions, or upgrades involve the
removal of parts and their return to IBM. A part that replaces a removed part will
assume the warranty service status of the removed part.
Before IBM or your reseller exchanges a Machine or part, you agree to remove all
features, parts, options, alterations, and attachments not under warranty service.
You also agree to
1. ensure that the Machine is free of any legal obligations or restrictions that
prevent its exchange;
2. obtain authorization from the owner to have IBM or your reseller service a
Machine that you do not own; and
3. where applicable, before service is provided:
a. follow the problem determination, problem analysis, and service request
procedures that IBM or your reseller provides;
b. secure all programs, data, and funds contained in a Machine;
c. provide IBM or your reseller with sufficient, free, and safe access to your
facilities to permit them to fulfill their obligations; and
d. inform IBM or your reseller of changes in a Machine’s location.
IBM is responsible for loss of, or damage to, your Machine while it is 1) in IBM’s
possession or 2) in transit in those cases where IBM is responsible for the
transportation charges.
Neither IBM nor your reseller is responsible for any of your confidential, proprietary
or personal information contained in a Machine which you return to IBM or your
reseller for any reason. You should remove all such information from the Machine
prior to its return.
Limitation of Liability: Circumstances may arise where, because of a default on
IBM’s part or other liability, you are entitled to recover damages from IBM. In each
such instance, regardless of the basis on which you are entitled to claim damages
from IBM (including fundamental breach, negligence, misrepresentation, or other
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contract or tort claim), except for any liability that cannot be waived or limited by
applicable laws, IBM is liable for no more than
1. damages for bodily injury (including death) and damage to real property and
tangible personal property; and
2. the amount of any other actual direct damages, up to the charges (if recurring,
12 months’ charges apply) for the Machine that is subject of the claim. For
purposes of this item, the term “Machine” includes Machine Code and Licensed
Internal Code.
This limit also applies to IBM’s suppliers and your reseller. It is the maximum for
which IBM, its suppliers, and your reseller are collectively responsible.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS IBM LIABLE FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
1) THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES (OTHER THAN
THOSE UNDER THE FIRST ITEM LISTED ABOVE); 2) LOSS OF, OR DAMAGE
TO, YOUR RECORDS OR DATA; OR 3) SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR INDIRECT
DAMAGES OR FOR ANY ECONOMIC CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST
PROFITS OR LOST SAVINGS, EVEN IF IBM, ITS SUPPLIERS OR YOUR
RESELLER IS INFORMED OF THEIR POSSIBILITY. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO
NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION
MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Governing Law: Both you and IBM consent to the application of the laws of the
country in which you acquired the Machine to govern, interpret, and enforce all of
your and IBM’s rights, duties, and obligations arising from, or relating in any manner
to, the subject matter of this Agreement, without regard to conflict of law principles.
Part 2 - Country-unique Terms
AMERICAS
BRAZIL
Governing Law: The following is added after the first sentence:Any litigation arising
from this Agreement will be settled exclusively by the court of Rio de Janeiro.
NORTH AMERICA
Warranty Service: The following is added to this Section: To obtain warranty
service from IBM in Canada or the United States, call 1-800-IBM-SERV (426-7378).
CANADA
Governing Law: The following replaces “laws of the country in which you acquired
the Machine” in the first sentence: laws in the Province of Ontario.
UNITED STATES
Governing Law: The following replaces “laws of the country in which you acquired
the Machine” in the first sentence: laws of the State of New York.
ASIA PACIFIC
AUSTRALIA
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The IBM Warranty for Machines: The following paragraph is added to this Section:
The warranties specified in this Section are in addition to any rights you may have
under the Trade Practices Act 1974 or other similar legislation and are only limited
to the extent permitted by the applicable legislation.
Limitation of Liability: The following is added to this Section: Where IBM is in
breach of a condition or warranty implied by the Trade Practices Act 1974 or other
similar legislation, IBM’s liability is limited to the repair or replacement of the goods
or the supply of equivalent goods. Where that condition or warranty relates to right
to sell, quiet possession or clear title, or the goods are of a kind ordinarily acquired
for personal, domestic or household use or consumption, then none of the
limitations in this paragraph apply.
Governing Law: The following replaces “laws of the country in which you acquired
the Machine” in the first sentence: laws of the State or Territory.
CAMBODIA, LAOS, AND VIETNAM
Governing Law: The following replaces “laws of the country in which you acquired
the Machine” in the first sentence:laws of the State of New York.
The following is added to this Section: Disputes and differences arising out of or in
connection with this Agreement shall be finally settled by arbitration which shall be
held in Singapore in accordance with the rules of the International Chamber of
Commerce (ICC). The arbitrator or arbitrators designated in conformity with those
rules shall have the power to rule on their own competence and on the validity of
the Agreement to submit to arbitration. The arbitration award shall be final and
binding for the parties without appeal and the arbitral award shall be in writing and
set forth the findings of fact and the conclusions of law.
All proceedings shall be conducted, including all documents presented in such
proceedings, in the English language. The number of arbitrators shall be three, with
each side to the dispute being entitled to appoint one arbitrator.
The two arbitrators appointed by the parties shall appoint a third arbitrator before
proceeding upon the reference. The third arbitrator shall act as chairman of the
proceedings. Vacancies in the post of chairman shall be filled by the president of
the ICC. Other vacancies shall be filled by the respective nominating party.
Proceedings shall continue from the stage they were at when the vacancy occurred.
If one of the parties refuses or otherwise fails to appoint an arbitrator within 30 days
of the date the other party appoints its, the first appointed arbitrator shall be the
sole arbitrator, provided that the arbitrator was validly and properly appointed.
The English language version of this Agreement prevails over any other language
version.
HONG KONG AND MACAU
Governing Law: The following replaces “laws of the country in which you acquired
the Machine” in the first sentence: laws of Hong Kong Special Administrative
Region.
INDIA
Limitation of Liability: The following replaces items 1 and 2 of this Section:
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1. liability for bodily injury (including death) or damage to real property and tangible
personal property will be limited to that caused by IBM’s negligence;
2. as to any other actual damage arising in any situation involving nonperformance
by IBM pursuant to, or in any way related to the subject of this Statement of
Limited Warranty, IBM’s liability will be limited to the charge paid by you for the
individual Machine that is the subject of the claim.
JAPAN
Governing Law: The following sentence is added to this Section:Any doubts
concerning this Agreement will be initially resolved between us in good faith and in
accordance with the principle of mutual trust.
NEW ZEALAND
The IBM Warranty for Machines: The following paragraph is added to this Section:
The warranties specified in this Section are in addition to any rights you may have
under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 or other legislation which cannot be
excluded or limited. The Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will not apply in respect of
any goods which IBM provides, if you require the goods for the purposes of a
business as defined in that Act.
Limitation of Liability: The following is added to this Section: Where Machines are
not acquired for the purposes of a business as defined in the Consumer
Guarantees Act 1993, the limitations in this Section are subject to the limitations in
that Act.
PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC)
Governing Law: The following replaces this Section: Both you and IBM consent to
the application of the laws of the State of New York (except when local law requires
otherwise) to govern, interpret, and enforce all your and IBM’s rights, duties, and
obligations arising from, or relating in any manner to, the subject matter of this
Agreement, without regard to conflict of law principles.
Any disputes arising from or in connection with this Agreement will first be resolved
by friendly negotiations, failing which either of us has the right to submit the dispute
to the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission in Beijing,
the PRC, for arbitration in accordance with its arbitration rules in force at the time.
The arbitration tribunal will consist of three arbitrators. The language to be used
therein will be English and Chinese. An arbitral award will be final and binding on all
the parties, and will be enforceable under the Convention on the Recognition and
Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (1958).
The arbitration fee will be borne by the losing party unless otherwise determined by
the arbitral award.
During the course of arbitration, this Agreement will continue to be performed
except for the part which the parties are disputing and which is undergoing
arbitration.
EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA (EMEA)
THE FOLLOWING TERMS APPLY TO ALL EMEA COUNTRIES: The terms of this
Statement of Limited Warranty apply to Machines purchased from IBM or an IBM
reseller.
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Warranty Service: If you purchase an IBM Machine in Austria, Belgium, Denmark,
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United
Kingdom, you may obtain warranty service for that Machine in any of those
countries from either (1) an IBM reseller approved to perform warranty service or
(2) from IBM. If you purchase an IBM Personal Computer Machine in Albania,
Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic,
Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia,
Slovak Republic, Slovenia, or Ukraine, you may obtain warranty service for that
Machine in any of those countries from either (1) an IBM reseller approved to
perform warranty service or (2) from IBM.
If you purchase an IBM Machine in a Middle Eastern or African country, you may
obtain warranty service for that Machine from the IBM entity within the country of
purchase, if that IBM entity provides warranty service in that country, or from an
IBM reseller, approved by IBM to perform warranty service on that Machine in that
country. Warranty service in Africa is available within 50 kilometers of an IBM
authorized service provider. You are responsible for transportation costs for
Machines located outside 50 kilometers of an IBM authorized service provider.
Governing Law: The applicable laws that govern, interpret and enforce rights,
duties, and obligations of each of us arising from, or relating in any manner to, the
subject matter of this Statement, without regard to conflict of laws principles, as well
as Country-unique terms and competent court for this Statement are those of the
country in which the warranty service is being provided, except that in 1) Albania,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and
Uzbekistan, the laws of Austria apply; 2) Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, the laws of
Finland apply; 3) Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central
African Republic, Chad, Congo, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial
Guinea, France, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Lebanon,
Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Togo, and Tunisia, this Agreement will
be construed and the legal relations between the parties will be determined in
accordance with the French laws and all disputes arising out of this Agreement or
related to its violation or execution, including summary proceedings, will be settled
exclusively by the Commercial Court of Paris; 4) Angola, Bahrain, Botswana,
Burundi, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Malawi,
Malta, Mozambique, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Rwanda, Sao Tome, Saudi
Arabia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United
Kingdom, West Bank/Gaza, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, this Agreement will be
governed by English Law and disputes relating to it will be submitted to the
exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts; and 5) in Greece, Israel, Italy, Portugal,
and Spain any legal claim arising out of this Statement will be brought before, and
finally settled by, the competent court of Athens, Tel Aviv, Milan, Lisbon, and Madrid,
respectively.
THE FOLLOWING TERMS APPLY TO THE COUNTRY SPECIFIED:
AUSTRIA AND GERMANY
The IBM Warranty for Machines: The following replaces the first sentence of the
first paragraph of this Section: The warranty for an IBM Machine covers the
functionality of the Machine for its normal use and the Machine’s conformity to its
Specifications.
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The following paragraphs are added to this Section:
The minimum warranty period for Machines is six months. In case IBM or your
reseller is unable to repair an IBM Machine, you can alternatively ask for a partial
refund as far as justified by the reduced value of the unrepaired Machine or ask for
a cancellation of the respective agreement for such Machine and get your money
refunded.
Extent of Warranty: The second paragraph does not apply.
Warranty Service: The following is added to this Section: During the warranty
period, transportation for delivery of the failing Machine to IBM will be at IBM’s
expense.
Limitation of Liability: The following paragraph is added to this Section: The
limitations and exclusions specified in the Statement of Limited Warranty will not
apply to damages caused by IBM with fraud or gross negligence and for express
warranty.
The following sentence is added to the end of item 2: IBM’s liability under this item
is limited to the violation of essential contractual terms in cases of ordinary
negligence.
EGYPT
Limitation of Liability: The following replaces item 2 in this Section: as to any
other actual direct damages, IBM’s liability will be limited to the total amount you
paid for the Machine that is the subject of the claim. For purposes of this item, the
term “Machine” includes Machine Code and Licensed Internal Code.
Applicability of suppliers and resellers (unchanged).
FRANCE
Limitation of Liability: The following replaces the second sentence of the first
paragraph of this Section:In such instances, regardless of the basis on which you
are entitled to claim damages from IBM, IBM is liable for no more than: (items 1
and 2 unchanged).
IRELAND
Extent of Warranty: The following is added to this Section: Except as expressly
provided in these terms and conditions, all statutory conditions, including all
warranties implied, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing all
warranties implied by the Sale of Goods Act 1893 or the Sale of Goods and Supply
of Services Act 1980 are hereby excluded.
Limitation of Liability: The following replaces items one and two of the first
paragraph of this Section:1. death or personal injury or physical damage to your
real property solely caused by IBM’s negligence; and 2. the amount of any other
actual direct damages, up to 125 percent of the charges (if recurring, the 12
months’ charges apply) for the Machine that is the subject of the claim or which
otherwise gives rise to the claim.
Applicability of suppliers and resellers (unchanged).
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The following paragraph is added at the end of this Section: IBM’s entire liability
and your sole remedy, whether in contract or in tort, in respect of any default shall
be limited to damages.
ITALY
Limitation of Liability: The following replaces the second sentence in the first
paragraph:In each such instance unless otherwise provided by mandatory law, IBM
is liable for no more than: 1. (unchanged) 2. as to any other actual damage arising
in all situations involving nonperformance by IBM pursuant to, or in any way related
to the subject matter of this Statement of Warranty, IBM’s liability, will be limited to
the total amount you paid for the Machine that is the subject of the claim.
Applicability of suppliers and resellers (unchanged).
The following replaces the third paragraph of this Section: Unless otherwise
provided by mandatory law, IBM and your reseller are not liable for any of the
following: (items 1 and 2 unchanged) 3) indirect damages, even if IBM or your
reseller is informed of their possibility.
SOUTH AFRICA, NAMIBIA, BOTSWANA, LESOTHO AND SWAZILAND
Limitation of Liability: The following is added to this Section: IBM’s entire liability
to you for actual damages arising in all situations involving nonperformance by IBM
in respect of the subject matter of this Statement of Warranty will be limited to the
charge paid by you for the individual Machine that is the subject of your claim from
IBM.
UNITED KINGDOM
Limitation of Liability: The following replaces items 1 and 2 of the first paragraph
of this Section:
1. death or personal injury or physical damage to your real property solely caused
by IBM’s negligence;
2. the amount of any other actual direct damages or loss, up to 125 percent of the
charges (if recurring, the 12 months’ charges apply) for the Machine that is the
subject of the claim or which otherwise gives rise to the claim;
The following item is added to this paragraph: 3. breach of IBM’s obligations implied
by Section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or Section 2 of the Supply of Goods
and Services Act 1982.
Applicability of suppliers and resellers (unchanged).
The following is added to the end of this Section: IBM’s entire liability and your sole
remedy, whether in contract or in tort, in respect of any default shall be limited to
damages.
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Appendix C. Notices
This publication was developed for products and services offered in the U.S.A.
IBM may not offer the products, services, or features discussed in this document in
other countries. Consult your local IBM representative for information on the
products and services currently available in your area. Any reference to an IBM
product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that IBM
product, program, or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product,
program, or service that does not infringe any IBM intellectual property right may be
used instead. However, it is the user’s responsibility to evaluate and verify the
operation of any non-IBM product, program, or service.
IBM may have patents or pending patent applications covering subject matter
described in this document. The furnishing of this document does not give you any
license to these patents. You can send license inquiries, in writing, to:
IBM Director of Licensing
IBM Corporation
North Castle Drive
Armonk, NY 10504-1785
U.S.A.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION PROVIDES THIS
PUBLICATION “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some jurisdictions do not allow disclaimer of express or
implied warranties in certain transactions, therefore, this statement may not apply to
you.
This information could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.
Changes are periodically made to the information herein; these changes will be
incorporated in new editions of the publication. IBM may make improvements and/or
changes in the product(s) and/or the program(s) described in this publication at any
time without notice.
Any references in this publication to non-IBM Web sites are provided for
convenience only and do not in any manner serve as an endorsement of those
Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for this
IBM product, and use of those Web sites is at your own risk.
IBM may use or distribute any of the information you supply in any way it believes
appropriate without incurring any obligation to you.
Edition notice
© COPYRIGHT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, 2003.
All rights reserved.
Note to U.S. Government Users — Documentation related to restricted rights —
Use, duplication or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in GSA ADP
Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.
© Copyright IBM Corp. 2002
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Trademarks
The following terms are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation
in the United States, other countries, or both:
Active Memory
Active PCI
Active PCI-X
Alert on LAN
C2T Interconnect
Chipkill
EtherJet
e-business logo
FlashCopy
HelpWare
IBM
Light Path Diagnostics
NetBAY
Netfinity
NetView
NetVista
OS/2 WARP
Predictive Failure Analysis
PS/2
ServeRAID
ServerGuide
ServerProven
TechConnect
Tivoli
Tivoli Enterprise
Update Connector
Wake on LAN
XA-32
XA-64
X-Architecture
XceL4
XpandOnDemand
xSeries
Lotus, Lotus Notes, and Domino are trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation
and/or IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.
Intel, Celeron, MMX, LANDesk, Pentium, Pentium II Xeon, Pentium III Xeon, and
Xeon are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States, other countries, or
both.
Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in
the United States, other countries, or both.
UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other
countries.
Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
Other company, product, or service names may be the trademarks or service marks
of others.
Important notes
Processor speeds indicate the internal clock speed of the microprocessor; other
factors also affect application performance.
CD-ROM drive speeds list the variable read rate. Actual speeds vary and are often
less than the maximum possible.
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When referring to processor storage, real and virtual storage, or channel volume,
KB stands for approximately 1000 bytes, MB stands for approximately 1 000 000
bytes, and GB stands for approximately 1 000 000 000 bytes.
When referring to hard disk drive capacity or communications volume, MB stands
for 1 000 000 bytes, and GB stands for 1 000 000 000 bytes. Total user-accessible
capacity may vary depending on operating environments.
Maximum internal hard disk drive capacities assume the replacement of any
standard hard disk drives and population of all hard disk drive bays with the largest
currently supported drives available from IBM.
Maximum memory may require replacement of the standard memory with an
optional memory module.
IBM makes no representation or warranties regarding non-IBM products and
services that are ServerProven®, including but not limited to the implied warranties
of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. These products are offered
and warranted solely by third parties.
IBM makes no representations or warranties with respect to non-IBM products.
Support (if any) for the non-IBM products is provided by the third party, not IBM.
Some software may differ from its retail version (if available), and may not include
user manuals or all program functionality.
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. 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 causedby using other than recommended cables and
connectors or 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.
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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.
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.
Taiwan electrical emission statement
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Japanese Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI) statement
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
13F9940
Argentina, Australia, China (PRC), New Zealand, Papua New
Guinea, Paraguay, Uruguay, Western Samoa
13F9979
Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Austria, Belgium, Benin,
Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep.,
Chad, China (Macau S.A.R.), Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland,
France, French Guiana, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Hungary,
Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Lebanon,
Luxembourg, Malagasy, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius,
Monaco, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Caledonia,
Niger, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Slovakia,
Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, former
USSR, Vietnam, former Yugoslavia, Zaire, Zimbabwe
13F9997
Denmark
14F0015
Bangladesh, Burma, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka
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IBM power cord part
number
Used in these countries and regions
14F0033
Antigua, Bahrain, Brunei, Channel Islands, China (Hong Kong
S.A.R.), Cyprus, Dubai, Fiji, Ghana, India, Iraq, Ireland, Kenya,
Kuwait, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Nepal, Nigeria, Polynesia, Qatar,
Sierra Leone, Singapore, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom,
Yemen, Zambia
14F0051
Liechtenstein, Switzerland
14F0069
Chile, Ethiopia, Italy, Libya, Somalia
14F0087
Israel
1838574
Thailand
6952301
Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman
Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El
Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan,
Korea (South), Liberia, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua,
Panama, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Suriname, Taiwan,
Trinidad (West Indies), United States of America, Venezuela
IBM xSeries 235 Type 8671: User’s Guide
Index
A
acoustical noise emissions 3
Active PCI (hot-plug) components
activity LEDs
CD-ROM drive 9
diskette drive 9
adapter
specifications 3
administrator password 21
availability features 5
Ethernet (continued)
integrated on system board 27
modes 27
pin-number assignment 27
port 27
teaming 27
Ethernet activity LED 12
Ethernet controller, configuring 27
Ethernet-link status LED 11
4
F
B
bypassing an unknown power-on password
20
C
CD-ROM drive
activity LED 9
eject button 9
specifications 3
Class A electronic emission notice 45
configuration
Configuration/Setup Utility 15
Ethernet 27
LSI Logic Configuration Utility 15
ServeRAID programs 15
ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD 15
with ServerGuide 23
Configuration/Setup Utility program 15, 16
connectors, Ethernet 27
controls 8
cooling 3
D
data rate, Ethernet 27
diskette
eject button 9
diskette drive
activity LED 9
specifications 3
fan 1 LED 11
fan 2 LED 11
Fast Ethernet 27
FCC Class A notice 45
features
reliability, availability, and serviceability 5
server 3, 4
ServerGuide 23
forgotten power-on password, bypassing 20
formatting a hard disk
using LSI Logic Configuration 22
H
hard disk drive
activity LED 9, 12
status LED 9
heat output 3
hot-swap drive specifications
3
I
indicators 8
information label 1
information LED 11
information light 12
information panel 8, 11
integrated system management, update and
configuration 15
J
E
eject button
CD 9
diskette 9
electrical input 3
electrical safety information viii
electronic emission Class A notice 45
environment 3
Ethernet
configuring 27
connector pin-number assignments 27
high performance modes 27
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jumper, power-on password override
20
L
LEDs
CD-ROM drive activity 9
diskette drive activity 9
Ethernet activity 12
Ethernet-link status 11
fan 1 11
fan 2 11
front of server 11
front view 8
49
LEDs (continued)
hard disk drive 11
hard disk drive activity 9, 12
hard disk drive status 9
Information 12
operator panel 11
POST-complete 12
power-on 11
rear view 10
system error 12
system-management adapter 11
LSI Logic Configuration Utility
description 21
formatting a hard disk 22
starting 22
LSI Logic Configuration Utility program
R
RAS
reliability, availability, and serviceability 5
reliability features 5
Remote Supervisor Adapter, configuration 15
reset button 9
S
15
M
memory module
specifications 3
memory, specifications 3
microprocessor specifications
modes, Ethernet 27
3
N
NOS installation
with ServerGuide 25
without ServerGuide 25
notes, important 44
notices
electronic emission 45
FCC, Class A 45
used in this book 2
O
operator panel
11
P
password
administrator 21
override jumper 20
power-on 20
PCI expansion slots 3
pin-number assignments, Ethernet
port, Ethernet 27
POST-complete LED 12
power cords 47
power supply specifications 3
power-control button 9
power-control button shield 9, 12
power-on LED 11
power-on password 20
50
safety information
electrical vi, viii
laser vii
lifting vii
ServeRAID Manager
description 26
overview 26
startable-CD mode 26
ServeRAID programs 15
ServerGuide
CDs 15
features 23
NOS installation 25
setting up multiple servers 25
Setup and Installation CD 15
using 22
serviceability features 5
setting password override jumper 20
setting up
multiple servers 25
setup
with ServerGuide 23
shield, power-control button 9, 12
size 3
SMP 1
specifications 3
startable-CD mode 26
starting
LSI Logic Configuration Utility 22
the server 12
status LEDs 8, 10, 11
symmetric multiprocessing 1
system error LED 12
T
27
IBM xSeries 235 Type 8671: User’s Guide
temperature 3
trademarks 44
turning on the server
12
U
United States electronic emission Class A notice
United States FCC Class A notice 45
utility
Configuration/Setup 16
LSI Logic Configuration 21
ServeRAID Manager 26
45
V
video 3
video controller
Web site (continued)
ServerGuide 22
weight 3
World Wide Web 1
3
W
Web site
IBM server products
1
Index
51
IBM
Part Number: 59P6536
Printed in the United States of America.
59P6536
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