ThinkServer RD340 and RD440 Operating System - Lenovo Support

ThinkServer RD340 and RD440 Operating System - Lenovo Support
ThinkServer RD340 and RD440
Operating System Installation Guide
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Contents
Chapter 1. Before installing an
operating system . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 2. Installing an operating
system in legacy mode . . . . . . . .
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Before installing an operating system in legacy
mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2008
operating system and drivers . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2008
operating system . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for the chipset . . . . .
Installing the driver for an Ethernet card . . .
Installing the driver for an onboard graphics
card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for an HBA card . . . .
Installing the driver for Intel Management
Engine Interface . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for a CNA card . . . . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
operating system and drivers . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2008
R2 operating system with Service Pack 1 . .
Installing drivers for a Windows Server 2008
R2 operating system with Service Pack 1 . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Small Business
Server 2011 Essentials operating system . . . .
Installing drivers for the Windows Small
Business Server 2011 Essentials operating
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Small Business
Server 2011 Standard operating system. . . . .
Installing drivers for the Windows Small
Business Server 2011 Standard operating
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Small Business
Server 2011 Premium Add-on operating system .
Installing drivers for the Windows Small
Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on
operating system . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012
operating system and drivers . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012
operating system . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing drivers for a Windows Server 2012
operating system . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Essentials operating system . . . . . . . . .
Installing drivers for the Windows Server 2012
Essentials operating system . . . . . . .
Installing a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
operating system. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing the driver for chipset. . . . . . .
Installing the driver for an onboard graphics
card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for an Ethernet card . . .
Installing the driver for an HBA card . . . .
Installing the driver for a CNA card . . . . .
Installing the driver for Intel Management
Engine Interface . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for an AHCI . . . . . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Essentials operating system . . . . . . . . .
Installing drivers for Windows Server 2012 R2
Essentials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Storage Server
2012 Standard operating system . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for chipset. . . . . . .
Installing the driver for the onboard graphics
card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for the Ethernet card . . .
Installing the driver for USB 3.0 connectors .
Installing the driver for the LPE16002B HBA
card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for the QLOGIC QLE2672
and LSI 9300-8E HBA cards . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for the OCe14102 and
OCe14101 CNA cards . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for the 10QLE 8362-CU
and X540-T2 CNA cards . . . . . . . . .
Installing the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
operating system with Service Pack 4 . . . . .
Installing the driver for an Ethernet card . . .
Installing the driver for an onboard graphics
card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for an HBA card . . . .
Installing the driver for a CNA card . . . . .
Installing the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
operating system with Service Pack 2 . . . . .
Installing drivers for the SUSE Linux Enterprise
Server 11 operating system with Service Pack
2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
operating system with Service Pack 3 . . . . .
Installing drivers for an Ethernet card . . . .
Installing drivers for an onboard graphics
card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for an HBA card . . . .
Installing the driver for a CNA card . . . . .
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Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.9
operating system and drivers . . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for an onboard graphics
card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for an HBA card . . .
Installing the driver for a CNA card . . . .
Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.10
operating system and drivers . . . . . . . .
Installing drivers for an Ethernet card . . .
Installing drivers for an onboard graphics
card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for an HBA card . . .
Installing the driver for a CNA card . . . .
Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.4
operating system. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing drivers for a Red Hat Enterprise
Linux AS 6.4 operating system . . . . .
Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.5
operating system. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing drivers for a Red Hat Enterprise
Linux AS 6.5 operating system . . . . .
Installing the VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1
hypervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing drivers for the VMware ESXi 5.1
Update 1 hypervisor. . . . . . . . . .
Installing the VMware ESXi 5.5 hypervisor . . .
Installing the Hyper-V Server 2008 or Hyper-V
Server 2008 R2 operating system . . . . . .
Installing the driver for the chipset . . . .
Installing the driver for an Ethernet card . .
Installing the driver for an onboard graphics
card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for Intel Management
Engine Interface . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for an HBA card . . .
Installing the driver for a CNA card . . . .
Installing the Hyper-V Server 2012 operating
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for the chipset . . . .
Installing the driver for Intel Management
Engine Interface . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for an Ethernet card . .
Installing the driver for an onboard graphics
card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for an HBA card . . .
Installing the driver for a CNA card . . . .
Installing the Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 operating
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for the chipset . . . .
Installing the driver for an onboard graphics
card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the driver for Ethernet card . . .
Installing the driver for an HBA card . . .
Installing the driver for a CNA card . . . .
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Installing the driver for Intel Management
Engine Interface . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Citrix XenServer hypervisor . . . .
Installing drivers for the Citrix XenServer
hypervisor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 3. Installing an operating
system in UEFI mode . . . . . . . . .
Before installing an operating system in UEFI
mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2008
operating system and drivers . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2008
operating system . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing drivers for a Windows Server 2008
operating system . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
operating system and drivers . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2008
R2 operating system with Service Pack 1 . .
Installing drivers for the Windows Server 2008
R2 operating system with Service Pack 1 . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012
operating system and drivers . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012
operating system . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing drivers for a Windows Server 2012
operating system . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Essentials operating system . . . . . . . . .
Installing drivers for the Windows Server 2012
Essentials operating system . . . . . . .
Installing a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
operating system. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing a Microsoft Windows Server 2012
R2 operating system . . . . . . . . . .
Installing drivers for Windows Server 2012
R2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Essentials operating system . . . . . . . . .
Installing drivers for the Microsoft Windows
Server 2012 R2 Essentials operating system .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Small Business
Server 2011 Essentials operating system . . . .
Installing drivers for the Windows Small
Business Server 2011 Essentials operating
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Small Business
Server 2011 Standard operating system. . . . .
Installing drivers for the Windows Small
Business Server 2011 Standard operating
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Small Business
Server 2011 Premium Add-on operating system .
Installing drivers for the Windows Small
Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on
operating system . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing the Microsoft Windows Storage Server
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Installing drivers for the Microsoft Windows
Storage Server 2012 Standard operating
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 operating
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing drivers for the Hyper-V Server 2008
R2 operating system . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Hyper-V Server 2012 operating
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing drivers for the Hyper-V Server 2012
operating system . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 operating
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing drivers for the Hyper-V Server 2012
R2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.4
operating system. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing drivers for a Red Hat Enterprise
Linux AS 6.4 operating system . . . . . .
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Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.5
operating system. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing drivers for a Red Hat Enterprise
Linux AS 6.5 operating system . . . . . .
Installing the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
operating system with Service Pack 2 . . . . .
Installing drivers for the SUSE Linux Enterprise
Server 11 operating system with Service Pack
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Installing the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
operating system with Service Pack 3 . . . . .
Installing drivers for the SUSE Linux Enterprise
Server 11 operating system with Service Pack
3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1
hypervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing drivers for the VMware ESXi 5.1
Update 1 hypervisor. . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the VMware ESXi 5.5 hypervisor . . . .
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Chapter 1. Before installing an operating system
Before installing an operating system, do the following:
• Copy the driver for onboard Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) software Redundant Array of Independent Disks
(RAID) or the installed RAID card from the ThinkServerВ® EasyStartup DVD that comes with your server to a
Universal Serial Bus (USB) storage device (SCSI is the acronym for Small Computer System Interface).
• Set the optical drive that you want to use as the first startup device. Depending on the server model, an
external optical drive might be required.
Note: If you want to install an operating system in Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) mode, set
the UEFI drive as the first startup device.
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Chapter 2. Installing an operating system in legacy mode
This chapter provides information about installing the following operating systems and hypervisors in legacy
mode:
• Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Datacenter Edition (x64 and x86)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (x64 and x86)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition (x64 and x86)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition with Service Pack 1
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition with Service Pack 1
• Microsoft Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
• Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
• Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition (x64)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition (x86)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials Edition
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Edition
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition
• Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard Edition
• SUSE Linux® Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 4 (x64 and x86)
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 with Service Pack 2 (x64 and x86)
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 with Service Pack 3 x64 and x86)
• Red Hat® Enterprise Linux AS 5.9 (x64 and x86)
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.10 (x64 and x86)
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.4 (x64 and x86)
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.5 (x64 and x86)
• VMware® ESXi 5.1 Update 1 hypervisor
• VMware ESXi 5.5 hypervisor
• Hyper-V® Server 2008
• Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1
• Hyper-V Server 2012
• Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
• Citrix® XenServer® 6.0.2
• Citrix XenServer 6.1
• Citrix XenServer 6.2
Before installing an operating system in legacy mode
Before installing an operating system in legacy mode, do the following:
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1. Perform the operations in Chapter 1, see Chapter 1 “Before installing an operating system” on page 1 .
2. Start the Setup Utility program.
3. On the Boot Options menu, select CSM parameter/PXE OpROM policy.
4. Select Legacy only.
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system and
drivers
This topic provides instructions on how to install the following operating systems and drivers:
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition (x64 and x86)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (x64 and x86)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition (x64 and x86)
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system
To install the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system, do the following:
1. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
2. When the message Press any key to boot from cd or dvd... is displayed, press any key. If the message
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] is displayed, press Enter. Wait several minutes for the system to load
the files.
3. When the “Enter your language and other preferences” window is displayed, configure the language and
other options as you need and then click Next.
4. Click Install now.
5. Type your product key and then click Next.
6. Select the operating system that you want to install. Then, click Next.
7. Read the license terms and select I accept the license terms. Then, click Next.
8. Select the type of installation as you need. The following steps are based on the scenario that Custom:
(Advanced) is selected in this step.
9. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, click Load driver.
10. Connect the USB storage device that contains the driver to your server, and then go to the folder
where the driver is stored.
11. Click OK. The “Select the driver to install” window is displayed.
12. Select Hide drivers that aren’t compatible with this computer’s hardware, and then select the driver
that you want to install on your server. Click Next.
13. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, click Drive options (advanced).
14. Select the hard disk drive on which you want to install the operating system, and then click New.
15. Type the amount of space (in MB), and then click Apply.
16. Select the drive partition on which you want to install the operating system, and then click Next. The
installation begins.
Note: Your server will restart several times during the installation.
17. Change your password when prompted.
Note: The password must be a combination of upper case letters, lower case letters, and numbers.
18. Follow the instructions on the screen to log in to the operating system when prompted.
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Installing the driver for the chipset
To install the driver for the chipset, do the following:
1. Log in to the operating system and insert the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD into the optical drive. The
ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD runs automatically.
Note: If the DVD does not run automatically, click Run launch.exe in the AutoPlay window.
2. In the “End User License Agreement” window, click Accept.
3. In the installation window, click Driver Install.
4. Select your server model from the Server Model drop-down list box, the operating system from the
Operating System drop-down list box, and the driver from the Select a Driver drop-down list box.
5. Click Install.
Note: If prompted, click Yes.
6. In the “Welcome to the Setup Program” window, click Next.
7. In the License Agreement window, click Yes.
8. In the Readme File Information window, click Next.
Note: If prompted, select Always trust software from Intel Corp-Chipset INF and click Install.
9. In the Setup Progress window, click Next.
10. Select Yes, I want to restart this computer now. Then, click Finish to restart your server.
Installing the driver for an Ethernet card
To install the driver for an Ethernet card, do the following:
1. Log in to the operating system and insert the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD into the optical drive. The
ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD runs automatically.
Note: If the DVD does not run automatically, click Run launch.exe in the AutoPlay window.
2. In the “End User License Agreement” window, click Accept.
3. In the installation window, click Driver Install.
4. Select your server model from the Server Model drop-down list box, the operating system from the
Operating System drop-down list box, and the driver from the Select a Driver drop-down list box.
5. Click Install to install the driver.
Note: If prompted, click Yes.
6. If prompted, click Yes to restart your server.
Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card
To install the driver for an onboard graphics card, do the following:
1. Log in to the operating system and insert the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD into the optical drive. The
ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD runs automatically.
Note: If the DVD does not run automatically, click Run launch.exe in the AutoPlay window.
2. In the “End User License Agreement” window, click Accept.
3. In the installation window, click Driver Install.
4. Select your server model from the Server Model drop-down list box. Select the operating system
from the Operating System drop-down list box.
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5. Select ASPEED Display Controller (AST2300) from the Select a driver drop-down list box. Then,
click Install.
Note: If prompted, click Yes.
6. Click Yes to restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the driver for an HBA card
To install the driver for a host bus adapter (HBA) card, do the following:
1. Log in to the operating system and insert the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD into the optical drive. The
ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD runs automatically.
Note: If the DVD does not run automatically, click Run launch.exe in the AutoPlay window.
2. In the “End User License Agreement” window, click Accept.
3. In the installation window, click Driver Install.
4. Select your server model from the Server Model drop-down list box. Select the operating system
from the Operating System drop-down list box.
5. Select the corresponding HBA card driver from the Select a Driver drop-down list box. Then, click
Install.
Note: If prompted, click Yes.
6. Click Yes to restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface
To install the driver for IntelВ® Management Engine Interface, do the following:
1. Log in to the operating system and insert the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD into the optical drive. The
ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD runs automatically.
Note: If the DVD does not run automatically, click Run launch.exe in the AutoPlay window.
2. In the “End User License Agreement” window, click Accept.
3. In the installation window, click Driver Install.
4. Select your server model from the Server Model drop-down list box. Select the operating system
from the Operating System drop-down list box.
5. Select Intel Management Engine Interface from the Select a Driver drop-down list box. Then, click
Install.
Note: If prompted, click Yes.
6. Click Yes to restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the driver for a CNA card
To install the driver for a converged network adapter (CNA) card, do the following:
1. Log in to the operating system and insert the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD into the optical drive. The
ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD runs automatically.
Note: If the DVD does not run automatically, click Run launch.exe in the AutoPlay window.
2. In the “End User License Agreement” window, click Accept.
3. In the installation window, click Driver Install.
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4. Select your server model from the Server Model drop-down list box. Select the operating system
from the Operating System drop-down list box.
5. Select the corresponding CNA card driver from the Select a driver drop-down list box. Then, click
Install.
Note: If prompted, click Yes.
6. Click Yes to restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system and
drivers
This topic provides instructions on how to install the following operating systems and drivers:
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition with Service Pack 1
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition with Service Pack 1
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with
Service Pack 1
To install the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with Service Pack 1, do the following:
1. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
2. When the message Press any key to boot from cd or dvd... is displayed, press any key. If the message
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] is displayed, press Enter. Wait several minutes for the system to load
the files.
3. When the “Enter your language and other preferences” window is displayed, configure the language and
other options as you need and then click Next.
4. Click Install now.
5. Select the operating system that you want to install. Then, click Next.
6. Read the license terms and select I accept the license terms. Then, click Next.
7. Select the type of installation as you need. The following steps are based on the scenario that Custom:
(Advanced) is selected in this step.
8. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, click Load driver.
9. Connect the USB storage device that contains the driver to your server, and then go to the folder
where the driver is stored.
10. Click OK. The “Select the driver to install” window is displayed.
11. Select Hide drivers that aren’t compatible with this computer’s hardware, and then select the driver
that you want to install on your server. Click Next.
12. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, click Drive options (advanced).
13. Select the hard disk drive on which you want to install the operating system, and then click New.
14. Type the amount of space (in MB), and then click Apply. Click Yes if prompted.
15. Select the drive partition on which you want to install the operating system, and then click Next. The
installation begins.
Note: Your server will restart several times during the installation.
16. Change your password when prompted.
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Note: The password must be a combination of upper case letters, lower case letters, and numbers.
17. Follow the instructions on the screen to log in to the operating system when prompted.
Installing drivers for a Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with
Service Pack 1
To install drivers for a Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with Service Pack 1, refer to the related
topics.
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“Installing the driver for the chipset” on page 5 .
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“Installing the driver for an Ethernet card” on page 5 .
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“Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card” on page 5 .
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“Installing the driver for an HBA card” on page 6 .
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“Installing the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface” on page 6 .
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“Installing the driver for a CNA card” on page 6 .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
operating system
This topic provides instructions on how to install the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011
Essentials operating system.
Note: Before installing this operating system, connect your server to the network.
To install the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials operating system, do the following:
1. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Connect the USB storage device that contains the required driver to your server. Then, start the
server from the optical drive.
Note: If the message Press any key to boot from cd is displayed, press any key. If the message Windows
Setup [EMS Enabled] is displayed, press Enter.
2. In the Installing Windows window, select New Installation.
Note: If your server already has an operating system installed, another option Repair an Existing
Installation also is displayed. The following steps are based on the scenario that New Installation is
selected in this step.
3. Click Load drivers and go to the folder where the driver is stored. Click OK to load the drivers.
4. Select I understand that if I click Install, all files and folders on your primary hard drive will be
deleted. Then, click Install to start the operating system installation. The Install Windows window is
displayed. Wait for a moment.
5. When the message Errors occurred during installation is displayed, connect the USB storage device
that contains the driver for the Ethernet card to your server. Press Shift+F10, input the command
devmgmt.msc, and then press Enter.
6. In the Device Manager window, click other devices, and then right-click Ethernet Controller.
7. Click Update Driver Software вћ™ Browse my computer for driver software.
8. Go to the folder where the driver is stored, and then click Next.
9. In the “Update Driver Software-Intel... Connection” window, click Close. Go back to the command
window and close it.
10. Go back to the “Errors occurred during installation” window, and click Restart to restart your server.
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11. When the “Windows Small Business Server 2011 window” is displayed, configure the language and
other options as you need, and then click Next.
12. In the “Verify the date and time settings” window, configure the date and time. Then, click Next.
13. Read the license terms and select I accept the license. Then, click Next.
14. Type your product key and then click Next.
15. Personalize the server by typing the user name, and then click Next.
16. In the “Provide your administrator information (account 1 of 2)” window, type your user name and
password. Then, click Next.
Note: The password must contain at least eight characters and consist of upper case letters, lower
case letters, and numbers.
17. In the “Provide your administrator information (account 2 of 2)” window, type your user name and
password, and then click Next.
18. In the “Keep your server up-to-date automatically” window, configure the settings as you need. Your
server will restart several times.
19. When prompted, click Close. The installation is completed.
Installing drivers for the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
operating system
To install drivers for the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials operating system, refer to the
related topics.
•
“Installing the driver for the chipset” on page 5 .
•
“Installing the driver for an Ethernet card” on page 5 .
•
“Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card” on page 5 .
•
“Installing the driver for an HBA card” on page 6 .
•
“Installing the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface” on page 6 .
•
“Installing the driver for a CNA card” on page 6 .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
operating system
This topic provides instructions on how to install the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011
Standard operating system.
Note: Before you install this operating system, connect your server to the network.
To install the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard operating system, do the following:
1. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
Note: If the message Press any key to boot from cd is displayed, press any key. If the message Windows
Setup [EMS Enabled] is displayed, press Enter.
2. In the Installing Windows window, select the language and other options. Then, click Next.
3. Click Install now.
4. Read the license terms and select I accept the license terms. Then, click Next.
5. Select the type of installation as you need. The following steps are based on the scenario that Custom
(Advanced) is selected in this step.
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6. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, connect the USB storage device that contains
the driver to your server and click Load Driver.
7. Go to the folder where the driver is stored and click OK.
8. Select the driver that you want to install and click Next to install the driver.
9. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, click Drive options (advanced).
10. Select the hard disk drive on which you want to install the operating system, and then click New.
11. Type the amount of space (in MB), and then click Apply.
12. In the Install Windows window, click OK.
13. Ensure that the drive partition is correct, and then click Next. The installation begins.
Notes:
• Your server will restart several times during the installation.
• The drive partition must be greater than 80 GB. It is recommended that the drive partition is greater
than 120 GB.
14. In the Continue Installation window, select Clean Install. Then, click Next.
15. Click Open Date and Time to verify the clock and time zone settings to set your date and time.
Then, click Next.
Note: If the server can identify the Ethernet card, go to step 22 after step 15.
16. When the “Cannot find the local network” window is displayed, connect the USB storage device
that contains the driver for the Ethernet card to your server. Press Shift+F10, input the command
devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
17. In the Device Manager window, click other devices, and then right-click Ethernet Controller.
18. Click Update Driver Software вћ™ Browse my computer for driver software.
19. Go to the folder where the driver is stored, and then click Next.
20. In the “Update Driver Software-Intel... Connection” window, click Close. Go back to the command
window and close it.
21. Go back to the “Cannot find the local network” window, and click Back to return to the “Verify the clock
and time zone settings” window. Then, click Next.
22. In the “Server network configuration” window, configure the network settings as you need. Then,
click Next.
23. In the Get important updates window, select the update method as you need.
Note: The following steps are based on the scenario that Do not get the most recent installation
updates is selected in this step.
24. In the Connecting your server window, configure the company information as you need. Click Next.
25. Personalize the server and network information as you need. Click Next.
26. In the “Add a network administrator account” window, set your user name and password. Then, click
Next.
Note: The password must contain at least eight characters and consist of upper case letters, lower
case letters, and numbers.
27. In the “That is all the information needed” window, click Next to restart the server. When the Expanding
and installing files window is displayed, the server starts installing files automatically. Your server will
restart several times.
28. When prompted, click Close the program to log in to the operating system.
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Installing drivers for the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
operating system
To install drivers for the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard operating system, refer to the
related topics.
•
“Installing the driver for the chipset” on page 5 .
•
“Installing the driver for an Ethernet card” on page 5 .
•
“Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card” on page 5 .
•
“Installing the driver for an HBA card” on page 6 .
•
“Installing the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface” on page 6 .
•
“Installing the driver for a CNA card” on page 6 .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium
Add-on operating system
This topic provides instructions on how to install the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011
Premium Add-on operating system.
To install the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on operating system, do the
following:
1. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
Note: If the message Press any key to boot from cd is displayed, press any key. If the message Windows
Setup [EMS Enabled] is displayed, press Enter.
2. In the Installing Windows window, select the language and other options. Then, click Next.
3. Click Install now.
4. Select the operating system that you want to install, and then click Next.
5. Read the license terms and select I accept the license terms. Then, click Next.
6. Select the type of installation as you need. The following steps are based on the scenario that Custom
(Advanced) is selected in this step.
7. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, connect the USB storage device that contains
the driver to your server and click Load Driver.
8. Go to the folder where the driver is stored and click OK.
9. Select the driver that you want to install and click Next to install the driver.
10. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, click Drive options (advanced).
11. Select the hard disk drive on which you want to install the operating system, and then click New.
12. Type the amount of space (in MB), and then click Apply.
13. In the Install Windows window, click OK.
14. Ensure that the drive partition is correct, and then click Next. The installation begins.
15. Change your password when prompted.
Note: The password must be a combination of upper case letters, lower case letters, and numbers.
16. Follow the instructions on the screen to log in to the operating system when prompted.
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Installing drivers for the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium
Add-on operating system
To install drivers for the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on operating system, refer to
the related topics.
•
“Installing the driver for the chipset” on page 5 .
•
“Installing the driver for an Ethernet card” on page 5 .
•
“Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card” on page 5 .
•
“Installing the driver for an HBA card” on page 6 .
•
“Installing the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface” on page 6 .
•
“Installing the driver for a CNA card” on page 6 .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 operating system and
drivers
This topic provides instructions on how to install the following operating systems and the drivers:
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 operating system
To install the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 operating system, do the following:
1. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
2. When the message Press any key to boot from CD is displayed, press any key. If the message Windows
Setup [EMS Enabled] is displayed, press Enter. Wait several minutes for the system to load the files.
3. When the Windows Server 2012 window is displayed, configure the language and other options as you
need, and then click Next.
4. Click Install now.
5. Type your product key and then click Next. The product key information is available on the Microsoft
Certificate of Authenticity label or product packaging.
6. Select the Windows operating system edition that you want to install. Then, click Next. The following
steps are based on the scenario that Windows Server 2012 Standard (Server with a GUI) is selected
in this step.
7. Read the license terms and select I accept the license terms. Click Next.
8. Select the type of installation as you need. The following steps are based on the scenario that Custom:
Install Windows only (Advanced) is selected in this step.
9. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, connect the USB storage device that contains
the driver to your server and click Load Driver.
10. Go to the folder where the driver is stored and click OK. The “Select the driver to install” windows is
displayed.
11. Select Hide drivers that aren’t compatible with this computer’s hardware, and then select the driver
that you want to install on your server. Then, click Next.
12. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, click Drive options (advanced).
13. Select the hard disk drive on which you want to install the operating system, and then click New.
14. Type the amount of space (in MB), and then click Apply.
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15. In the Windows Setup window, click OK.
16. Ensure that the drive partition is correct, and then click Next. The installation begins.
17. When the Settings window is displayed, set an administrator password and click Finish. Then, follow
the instructions on the screen to log in to the operating system when prompted.
Installing drivers for a Windows Server 2012 operating system
To install drivers for a Windows Server 2012 operating system, refer to the related topics.
•
“Installing the driver for the chipset” on page 5 .
•
“Installing the driver for an Ethernet card” on page 5 .
•
“Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card” on page 5 .
•
“Installing the driver for an HBA card” on page 6 .
•
“Installing the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface” on page 6 .
•
“Installing the driver for a CNA card” on page 6 .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials operating
system
This topic provides instructions on how to install the Windows Server 2012 Essentials operating system.
Note: Before installing this operating system, connect your server to the network.
To install the Windows Server 2012 Essentials operating system, do the following:
1. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
2. When the message Press any key to boot from CD or DVD... is displayed, press any key. If the message
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] is displayed, press Enter. Wait several minutes for the system to load
the files.
3. When the Windows Server 2012 window is displayed, configure the language and other options as you
need, and then click Next.
4. Click Install now.
5. Type your product key and then click Next. The product key information is available on the Microsoft
Certificate of Authenticity label or product packaging.
6. Read the license terms and select I accept the license terms. Then, click Next.
7. Select the type of installation as you need. The following steps are based on the scenario that Custom:
Install Windows only (Advanced) is selected in this step.
8. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, click Load driver. The Load driver window is
displayed.
9. Connect the USB storage device that contains the driver to your server, and then go to the folder where
the driver is stored. Click OK. The “Select the driver to install” windows is displayed.
10. Select Hide drivers that aren’t compatible with this computer’s hardware, and then select the driver
that you want to install on your server. Then, click Next.
11. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, click Drive options (advanced). Then, click
New.
12. Type the amount of space (in MB), and then click Apply.
13. In the Windows Setup window, click OK.
14. Ensure that the drive partition is correct, and then click Next. The installation begins.
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Note: Your server will restart several times during the installation.
15. Configure the date and time, and then click Next.
16. Choose the type of installation as you need. The following steps are based on the scenario that Clean
install is selected.
17. Personalize the server by typing the computer name and then click Next.
18. In the “Provide your administrator information (account 1 of 2)” window, type your user name and
password, and then click Next.
Note: The password must contain at least eight characters and consist of upper case letters, lower
case letters, and numbers.
19. In the “Provide your administrator information (account 2 of 2)” window, type your user name and
password, and then click Next.
20. In the “Keep your server up-to-date automatically” window, configure the settings as you need. Your
server will restart several times.
21. When prompted, click Close. The installation is completed.
Installing drivers for the Windows Server 2012 Essentials operating
system
To install drivers for the Windows Server 2012 Essentials operating system, refer to the related topics.
•
“Installing the driver for the chipset” on page 5 .
•
“Installing the driver for an Ethernet card” on page 5 .
•
“Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card” on page 5 .
•
“Installing the driver for an HBA card” on page 6 .
•
“Installing the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface” on page 6 .
•
“Installing the driver for a CNA card” on page 6 .
Installing a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system
This topic provides instructions on how to install the following operating systems:
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition
This topic also provides instructions on how to install device drivers for the operating system.
Installing a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system
To install a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system, do the following:
1. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
2. When the message Press any key to boot from CD or DVD... is displayed, press any key. The message
Windows is loading files... is displayed. If the message Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] is displayed, press
Enter. Wait several minutes for the system to load the files.
3. When the Windows Server 2012 R2 window is displayed, configure the language and other options as
you need, and then click Next.
4. Click Install now.
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5. Select the Windows operation system edition that you want to install. Then click Next. The following
steps are based on the scenario that Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (Server with a GUI) is
selected in this step.
6. Read the license terms and select I accept the license terms. Then click Next.
7. Select the type of installation as you need. The following steps are based on the scenario that Custom:
Install Windows only (Advanced) is selected in this step.
8. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, click Drive options (advanced). Then, click
New.
9. Type the amount of space (in MB), and then click Apply. The Windows Setup window is displayed.
10. Click OK.
11. Ensure that the drive partition is correct, and then click Next. The installation begins.
Note: Your server will restart several times during the installation.
12. When the Settings window is displayed, set an administrator password and click Finish. Then, follow
the instructions on the screen to sign in when prompted.
Note: The password must be a combination of upper case letters, lower case letters, and numbers.
Installing the driver for chipset
To install the driver for chipset, do the following:
1. Log in to the operating system and insert the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD into the optical drive. The
ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD runs automatically.
Note: If the DVD does not run automatically, click Run launch.exe in the AutoPlay window.
2. In the “End User License Agreement” window, click Accept. The installation window is displayed.
3. Click Driver Installation. Then, select your server model from the Server Model drop-down list box,
and the operating system from the Operating System drop-down list box.
4. Select IntelВ® Chipset from the Please Select Driver drop-down list box.
5. Click Install. The Welcome to the Setup Program window is displayed.
Note: If prompted, click Yes.
6. Click Next. The License Agreement window is displayed.
7. Click Yes. The Readme File Information window is displayed.
8. Click Next.
9. When the Setup Progress window is displayed, click Next.
10. When the installation completes, select Yes, I want to restart this computer now. Then, click Finish
to restart your server.
Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card
To install the driver for an onboard graphics card, do the following:
1. Log in to the operating system and insert the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD into the optical drive. The
ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD runs automatically.
Note: If the DVD does not run automatically, click Run launch.exe in the AutoPlay window.
2. In the “End User License Agreement” window, click Accept. The installation window is displayed.
3. Click Driver Installation. Then, select your server model from the Server Model drop-down list box,
and the operating system from the Operating System drop-down list box.
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4. Select ASPEED Display Controller (AST2300) from the Please Select Driver drop-down list box.
5. Click Install.
6. In the Message from webpage window, click OK to restart your server.
Installing the driver for an Ethernet card
To install the driver for an Ethernet card, do the following:
1. Log in to the operating system and insert the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD into the optical drive. The
ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD runs automatically.
Note: If the DVD does not run automatically, click Run launch.exe in the AutoPlay window.
2. In the “End User License Agreement” window, click Accept. The installation window is displayed.
3. Click Driver Installation. Then, select your server model from the Server Model drop-down list box,
and the operating system from the Operating System drop-down list box.
4. Select IntelВ® I350 Gigabit Network Connection from the Please Select Driver drop-down list box.
5. Click Install.
6. In the Message from webpage window, click OK to restart your server.
Installing the driver for an HBA card
This topic provides instructions on how to install the driver for an HBA card.
To install the driver for an HBA card, do the following:
1. Download the driver for an HBA card from the Lenovo Web site to your server. The most up-to-date
device drivers for various server models are always available on the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Double-click the EXE file to unzip it to a folder. Copy the folder to your USB storage device and connect
the USB storage device to your server.
3. Log in to the operating system.
4. In the Device Manager window, right-click the HBA card which you need to install drivers for.
5. Click Update Driver Software вћ™ Browse my computer for driver software.
6. Go to the folder where the driver is stored, click OK, and then click Next.
Note: If prompted, select Always trust software from Qlogic Corporation and click Install.
7. When the installation completes, click Close.
Installing the driver for a CNA card
The driver for a CNA card is installed during the operating system installation.
Installing the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface
To install the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface, do the following:
1. Log in to the operating system and insert the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD into the optical drive. The
ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD runs automatically.
Note: If the DVD does not run automatically, click Run launch.exe in the AutoPlay window.
2. In the “End User License Agreement” window, click Accept. The installation window is displayed.
3. Click Driver Installation. Then, select your server model from the Server Model drop-down list box,
and the operating system from the Operating System drop-down list box.
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4. Select Intel Management Engine Interface from the Please Select Driver drop-down list box.
5. Click Install.
6. In the Message from webpage window, click OK to restart your server.
Installing the driver for an AHCI
This topic provides instructions on how to install the driver for an Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI).
To install the driver for an AHCI, do the following:
1. Download the driver for an AHCI from the Lenovo Web site to a USB storage device. The most
up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available on the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Double-click the EXE file to unzip it to a folder. Then, connect the USB storage device to your server
and copy the driver folder to your server..
3. Log in to the operating system.
4. In the Device Manager window, right-click the AHCI which you need to install drivers for.
5. Click Update Driver Software вћ™ Browse my computer for driver software.
6. Go to the folder where the driver is stored, click OK, and then click Next.
7. When the installation completes, click Close.
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials operating
system
This topic provides instructions on how to install the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials operating system
and the device drivers.
Note: Before installing this operating system, connect your server to the network.
To install the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials operating system, do the following:
1. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
2. When the message Press any key to boot from CD or DVD... is displayed, press any key. The message
Windows is loading files... is displayed. If the message Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] is displayed, press
Enter. Wait several minutes for the system to load the files.
3. When the Windows Server 2012 R2 window is displayed, configure the language and other options as
you need, and then click Next.
4. Click Install now.
5. Type your product key and then click Next. The product key information is available on the Microsoft
Certificate of Authenticity label or product packaging.
6. Read the license terms and select I accept the license terms. Then click Next.
7. Select the type of installation as you need. The following steps are based on the scenario that Custom:
Install Windows only (Advanced) is selected in this step.
8. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, click Load driver. The Load driver window is
displayed.
9. Connect the USB storage device to your server, and then go to the folder where the driver is stored.
Click OK. The Select the driver to install window is displayed.
10. Select Hide drivers that aren’t compatible with this computer’s hardware, and then select the driver
for the RAID card. Then, click Next
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11. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, click Drive options (advanced). Then, click
New.
12. Type the amount of space (in MB), and then click Apply. The Windows Setup window is displayed.
13. Click OK.
14. Ensure that the drive partition is correct, and then click Next. The installation begins.
Note: Your server will restart several times during the installation.
15. When the Settings window is displayed, set an administrator password and click Finish. Then, follow
the instructions on the screen to sign in when prompted.
Note: The password must be a combination of upper case letters, lower case letters, and numbers.
16. In the “Configure Windows Server Essentials” window, click Next.
17. Configure the date and time, and then click Next.
18. Configure the company information in the Company information window. Then, click Next.
19. Personalize the server and network information as you need. Then, click Next.
20. In the “Update settings” window, configure the settings and click Configure. The following steps are
based on the scenario that Do not check to updates is selected in this step. Wait for a few minutes.
21. When prompted, click Close. The installation completes.
Installing drivers for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
The driver for a CNA card is installed during the operating system installation.
To install drivers for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, refer to the related topics.
•
“Installing the driver for chipset” on page 15.
•
“Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card” on page 15.
•
“Installing the driver for an Ethernet card” on page 16.
•
“Installing the driver for an HBA card” on page 16.
•
“Installing the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface” on page 16.
•
“Installing the driver for an AHCI” on page 17.
Installing the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard
operating system
To install the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard operating system, do the following:
1. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
2. When the message Press any key to boot from CD is displayed, press any key. If the message Windows
Setup [EMS Enabled] is displayed, press Enter. Wait several minutes for the system to load the files.
3. When the Windows Server 2012 window is displayed, configure the language and other options as you
need, and then click Next.
4. Click Install now.
Note: Type your product key if prompted and then click Next. The product key information is available
on the Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity label or product packaging.
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5. Select the Windows operating system edition that you want to install. Then, click Next. The following
steps are based on the scenario that Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard Evaluation is selected
in this step.
6. Read the license terms and select I accept the license terms. Click Next.
7. Select the type of installation as you need. The following steps are based on the scenario that Custom:
Install Windows only (Advanced) is selected in this step.
8. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, connect the USB storage device that contains
the driver to your server and click Load Driver.
9. Go to the folder that contains the required driver and click OK.
10. In the “Select the driver to be installed” window, select Hide drivers that are not compatible with
hardware on this computer, select the driver that you want to install, and then click Next to install
the driver.
11. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, click Drive options (advanced).
12. Select the hard disk drive on which you want to install the operating system, and then click New.
13. Type the amount of space (in MB), and then click Apply.
14. In the Windows Setup window, click OK.
15. Ensure that the drive partition is correct, and then click Next. The installation begins.
Note: The server will restart several times during the installation.
16. When the Settings window is displayed, set an administrator password and click Finish. When
prompted, follow the instructions on the screen to log in to the operating system.
Installing the driver for chipset
To install the driver for chipset, do the following:
1. Download the driver for chipset from the Lenovo Web site. If the driver is a compressed file, unzip it to a
folder. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available for download
on the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Copy the folder that contains the driver to your USB storage device and connect the USB storage
device to your server.
3. Open the folder that contains the driver and double-click the Setup file. The “Welcome to the Setup
Program” window is displayed.
Note: If the User Account Control window is displayed, click Yes.
4. Click Next. The License Agreement window is displayed.
5. Click Yes. The Readme File Information window is displayed.
6. Click Next. The Setup Progress window is displayed.
7. Click Next. The Setup Is Complete window is displayed.
Note: If the Windows Security window is displayed, click Install to continue the installation.
8. Select Yes, I want to restart this computer now. Then, click Finish to restart your server.
Installing the driver for the onboard graphics card
To install the driver for the onboard graphics card, do the following:
1. Download the driver for the onboard graphics card from the Lenovo Web site. If the driver is a
compressed file, unzip it to a folder. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are
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always available for download on the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Copy the folder that contains the driver to your USB storage device and connect the USB storage
device to your server.
3. Open the folder that contains the driver and double-click the Setup file. The “Welcome to the
InstallShied Wizard for Win2012” window is displayed.
Note: If the User Account Control window is displayed, click Yes.
4. Click Next. The “Ready to Install the Program” window is displayed.
5. Click Install. The “Install Shield Wizard Complete” window is displayed.
6. Click Finish to restart your server.
Installing the driver for the Ethernet card
To install the driver for the Ethernet card, do the following:
1. Download the driver for the Ethernet card from the Lenovo Web site. If the driver is a compressed file,
unzip it to a folder. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available on
the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Copy the folder that contains the driver to your USB storage device and connect the USB storage
device to your server.
3. Log in to the operating system.
4. In the Device Manager window, right-click the Ethernet card which you want to install drivers for.
5. Click Update Driver Software вћ™ Browse my computer for driver software.
6. Go to the folder where the driver is stored, click OK, and then click Next.
7. When the installation is completed, click Close.
Installing the driver for USB 3.0 connectors
The driver for USB 3.0 connectors is installed during the operating system installation.
Installing the driver for the LPE16002B HBA card
To install the driver for the LPE16002B HBA card, do the following:
1. Download the driver for the HBA card from the Lenovo Support Web site. If the driver is a compressed
file, unzip it to a folder. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always
available for download on the Lenovo Support Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Copy the folder that contains the driver to a USB storage device and connect the USB storage device to
your server.
3. Open the folder that contains the driver and double-click the Setup file. The Click Next to continue
window is displayed.
4. Click Next. The Installation options window is displayed.
5. Select the corresponding items depending on you need. Then, click Install. The Installation completed
window is displayed.
6. Select the corresponding item depending on you need. The following steps are based on the scenario
that Start AutoPilot Installer is selected in this step.
7. Click Finish. The EMULEX window is displayed.
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8. Click Next.
9. When the installation is completed, click Next. Then, click Finish.
Installing the driver for the QLOGIC QLE2672 and LSI 9300-8E HBA cards
To install the driver for the QLOGIC QLE2672 and LSI 9300-8E HBA cards, do the following:
1. Download the driver for the HBA card from the Lenovo Support Web site. If the driver is a compressed
file, unzip it to a folder. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always
available for download on the Lenovo Support Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Copy the folder that contains the driver to a USB storage device and connect the USB storage device to
your server.
3. Log in to the operating system.
4. In the Device Manager window, right-click the HBA card which you want to install drivers for.
5. Click Update Driver Software вћ™ Browse my computer for driver software.
6. Go to the folder where the driver is stored, click OK, and then click Next. The installation begins.
Note: If prompted, select Always trust software from Qlogic Corporation. Then, click Install.
7. When the installation is completed, click Close.
Installing the driver for the OCe14102 and OCe14101 CNA cards
To install the driver for the OCe14102 and OCe14101 CNA cards (for NIC, iSCSI, and FCoE protocols),
do the following:
1. Download the driver for the CNA cards from the Lenovo Web site. If the driver is a compressed file,
unzip it to a folder. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available on
the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Copy the folder that contains the driver to your USB storage device and connect the USB storage
device to your server.
3. Open the folder that contains the driver and double-click the Setup file. The Click Next to continue
window is displayed.
4. Click Next. The Installation options window is displayed.
5. Select the corresponding items depending on your need. Then, click Install. The Installation completed
window is displayed.
6. Select the corresponding item depending on your need. The following steps are based on the scenario
that Start AutoPilot Installer is selected in this step.
7. Click Finish. The EMULEX window is displayed.
8. Click Next. The Monitoring the Installation window is displayed.
Note: If prompted, select Always trust software from Emulex and click Install.
9. When the installation is completed, click Next. Then, click Finish.
Installing the driver for the 10QLE 8362-CU and X540-T2 CNA cards
To install the driver for the 10QLE 8362-CU and X540-T2 CNA cards (for NIC, iSCSI, and FCoE protocols),
do the following:
1. Download the driver for the CNA cards from the Lenovo Web site. If the driver is a compressed file,
unzip it to a folder. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available on
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the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Copy the folder that contains the driver to your USB storage device and connect the USB storage
device to your server.
3. Log in to the operating system.
4. In the Device Manager window, right-click the CNA card which you want to install drivers for.
5. Click Update Driver Software вћ™ Browse my computer for driver software.
6. Go to the folder where the driver is stored, click OK, and then click Next.
7. When the installation is completed, click Close.
Installing the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 operating system with
Service Pack 4
This topic provides instructions on how to install the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x64 or x86) operating
system with Service Pack 4.
Note: The maximum system memory that the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86) operating system
can support is 16 GB.
To install the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x64 or x86) operating system with Service Pack 4, do
the following:
1. Download the driver for onboard SAS software RAID from the Lenovo Web site to your server. The most
up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available on the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Copy the driver for onboard SAS software RAID to a USB storage device. Connect the USB storage
device to your server.
3. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
4. In the “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Welcome” window, press F5 and select Yes.
5. Type brokenmodules=isci and select Installation. Then, press Enter.
6. In the Driver Update added window, press Enter.
7. When you are prompted to choose the driver update medium, select Back and then press Enter.
8. Select your language and keyboard layout and then select Yes, I Agree to the License Agreement.
Click Next.
9. In the Installation Mode window, click New Installation, and then click Next.
10. Verify your region and time zone, and then click Next.
11. When the Installation Settings window is displayed, create a drive partition as you need.
• Manually create a root partition (/)
To create a root partition, do the following:
a. Click Partitioning and select Create Custom Partition Setup. Click Next.
b. In the Preparing Hard Disk window, select Custom Partitioning (for experts), and then click Next.
c. In the Expert Partitioner window, select Hard Disks вћ™ sda in the System View area, and then
click Create.
d. Type the amount of space (in MB or GB) in the Custom Size field.
e. In the Format area, select Ext3 from the File system drop-down list box.
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f. In the Mounting Options area, select the forward slash (/) from the Mount Point drop-down
list box.
g. Click OK.
• Manually create a boot partition (/boot)
To create a boot partition, do the following:
a. Click Partitioning and select Create Custom Partition Setup. Click Next.
b. In the Preparing Hard Disk window, select Custom Partitioning (for experts), and then click Next.
c. In the Expert Partitioner window, select Hard Disks вћ™ sda in the System View area, and then
click Create.
d. Type the amount of space (in MB or GB) in the Custom Size field.
e. In the Format area, select Ext3 from the File system drop-down list box.
f. In the Mounting Options area, select /boot from the Mount Point drop-down list box.
g. Click OK.
• Manually create a swap partition
To create a swap partition, do the following:
a. Click Partitioning and select Create Custom Partition Setup. Click Next.
b. In the Preparing Hard Disk window, select Custom Partitioning (for experts), and then click Next.
c. In the Expert Partitioner window, select Hard Disks вћ™ sda in the System View area, and then
click Create.
d. Type the amount of space (in MB or GB) in the Custom Size field.
e. In the Format area, select Ext3 from the File system drop-down list box.
f. In the Mounting Options area, select Swap from the Mount Point drop-down list box.
g. Click OK.
12. Click Finish.
13. In the Installation Settings window, click Software to select your desired software programs, and
then click OK.
Note: If you are prompted to verify the changes, click Accept.
14. Click Install to install the software programs that you have selected.
15. When the Confirm Installation window is displayed, click Install. When the installation process is
completed, the server restarts automatically.
16. The setup process continues after the server restarts. Set your root user password. Then, select
Next and press Enter.
Note: The password must contain at least six characters and consist of upper case letters, lower
case letters, and numbers.
17. Set your host name and domain name. Then, select Next and press Enter.
18. Configure your network in the Network Configuration window. Then, select Next and press Enter.
Note: If the Test Internet Connection window is displayed, configure the settings as you need. Then,
select Next and press Enter.
19. In the Installation Settings window, configure the settings as you need. Select Next and press Enter.
20. In the “User Authentication Method” window, configure the settings as you need. Select Next and
press Enter.
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21. In the LDAP Client Configuration window, configure the settings as you need. Select Next and press
Enter.
22. In the New LDAP User window, configure the settings as you need. Select Next and press Enter.
23. In the Release Notes window, select Next and then press Enter.
24. In the Hardware Configuration window, select Next and then press Enter.
25. In the Installation Completed window, click Finish.
26. Follow the instructions on the screen to log in to the operating system.
Installing the driver for an Ethernet card
This topic provides instructions on how to install the driver for an Ethernet card.
To install the driver for an Ethernet card, do the following:
1. Copy the Ethernet card driver from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD to your local drive. Double-click
the EXE file to unzip it to a folder. Copy the folder to your USB storage device and connect the USB
storage device to your server.
2. Log in to the operating system and copy the folder from your USB storage device to the /tmp directory
on your server.
3. Use the following commands to install the driver:
cd /tmp
tar zxvf e1000e-x.x.x.x.tar.gz
cd e1000e -x.x.x.x /src
make install
Note: In the command lines, e1000e -x.x.x.x represents the name of the driver file. Use the
corresponding file name on your server.
4. Restart your server and click Computer on the lower left corner.
5. Click YaST.
6. In the YaST Control Center window, click Network Devices вћ™ Network card.
7. In the Network Setup Method window, select User Controlled with NetworkManager and click Next.
8. Choose an Ethernet card as you need and click Edit.
9. In the Network Address Setup window, select Static Address Setup and configure the settings as
you need. Then, click Next.
10. Configure other Ethernet cards if needed. Click Finish to complete the Ethernet card configuration.
Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card
This topic provides instructions on how to install the driver for an onboard graphics card.
To install the driver for an onboard graphics card, do the following:
1. Copy the onboard graphics card driver from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD to your local drive.
Double-click the EXE file to unzip it to a folder. Copy the folder to your USB storage device and connect
the USB storage device to your server.
2. Log in to the operating system and copy the folder from your USB storage device to the /tmp directory
on your server.
3. Use the following commands to install the driver:
cd /tmp
cd /xorg69
rpm –ivh xorg69-0.96-0.x86.rpm
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Note: In the command lines, xorg69 represents the name of the driver package file and
xorg69-0.96-0.x86.rpm represents the driver name. Use the corresponding file name on your server.
4. Restart your server.
Installing the driver for an HBA card
This topic provides instructions on how to install the driver for an HBA card.
To install the driver for an HBA card, do the following:
1. Copy the HBA card driver from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD to your local drive. Double-click the
EXE file to unzip it to a folder. Copy the folder to your USB storage device and connect the USB
storage device to your server.
2. Log in to the operating system and copy the folder from your USB storage device to the /tmp directory
on your server.
3. Use the following commands to install the driver:
cd /tmp
tar zxvf elx-lpfc-dd-rhel6-8.3.7.18-1-1.tar.gz
cd elx-lpfc-dd-rhel6-8.3.7.18-1-1
chmod u+x *
./elx_lpfc_install.sh
Notes:
• If the file extension is not .tar.gz, skip the second command.
• In the command lines, elx-lpfc-dd-rhel6-8.3.7.18-1-1 represents the name of the driver package file
and elx_lpfc_install.sh represents the driver name. Use the corresponding file name on your server.
4. Restart your server.
Installing the driver for a CNA card
This topic provides instructions on how to install the driver for a CNA card.
To install the driver for a CNA card, do the following:
1. Copy the CNA card driver from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD to your local drive. Unzip the driver
file to a folder. Copy the folder to your USB storage device and connect the USB storage device to
your server.
2. Log in to the operating system and copy the folder from your USB storage device to the /tmp directory
on your server.
3. Use the following commands to install the driver:
• For Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI over Ethernet (ISOE) protocols:
cd /tmp
cd qla2xxx-src-v8.05.00.03.06.0-k
chmod u+x *
./build.sh
Note: In the command lines, qla2xxx-src-v8.05.00.03.06.0-k represents the name of the driver
package file and build.sh represents the driver name. Use the corresponding file name on your server.
• For NIC protocol:
cd /tmp
cd qlcnic-5.2.29.45
chmod u+x *
./qlcnic-src-install.sh –i
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Note: In the command lines, qlcnic-5.2.29.45 represents the name of the driver package file and
qlcnic-src-install.sh represents the driver name. Use the corresponding file name on your server.
4. Restart your server.
Installing the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 operating system with
Service Pack 2
This topic provides instructions on how to install the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x64 or x86) operating
system with Service Pack 2.
Note: The maximum system memory that the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86) operating system
can support is 16 GB.
To install the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x64 or x86) operating system with Service Pack 2, do
the following:
1. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
2. Connect the USB storage device that contains the driver for the onboard SAS software RAID to your
server.
3. In the “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Welcome” window, press F6 and select Yes.
Note: If you are installing the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86) operating system with Service Pack
2 and your server is installed with an X540 Ethernet card or two X520 Ethernet cards, use the following
command:
brokenmodules=isci
4. Select Installation and press Enter.
5. In the Driver Updates added window, select OK and press Enter.
6. In the “Please choose the Driver Update medium” window, click OK and press Enter. After the driver is
installed, click Back.
7. Select your language and keyboard layout and then select I Agree to the license terms. Click Next.
8. When the Media Check window prompts you to check all the installation media, depending on your
needs, click Start Check to do the check or click Next to skip the check.
9. In the Installation Mode window, click New Installation, and then click Next.
10. Verify your region and time zone, and then click Next.
11. In the Server Base Scenario window, select Physical Machine (also for Fully Virtualized Guests),
and then click Next.
12. When the Installation Settings window is displayed, create a drive partition as you need.
• Manually create a root partition (/)
To create a root partition, do the following:
a. Click Partitioning.
b. In the Preparing Hard Disk window, select Custom Partitioning (for experts), and then click Next.
c. In the Expert Partitioner window, select Hard Disks вћ™ sda in the System View area, and then
click Add.
d. Type the amount of space (in MB or GB) in the Custom Size field, and then click Next.
e. In the Formatting Options area, select Ext3 from the File system drop-down list box.
f. In the Mounting Options area, select the forward slash (/) from the Mount Point drop-down
list box.
g. Click Finish.
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h. Click Accept.
• Manually create a boot partition (/boot)
To create a boot partition, do the following:
a. Click Partitioning.
b. In the Preparing Hard Disk window, select Custom Partitioning (for experts), and then click Next.
c. In the Expert Partitioner window, select Hard Disks вћ™ sda in the System View area, and then
click Add.
d. Type the amount of space (in MB or GB) in the Custom Size field, and then click Next.
e. In the Formatting Options area, select Ext3 from the File system drop-down list box.
f. In the Mounting Options area, select /boot from the Mount Point drop-down list box.
g. Click Finish.
h. Click Accept.
• Manually create a swap partition
To create a swap partition, do the following:
a. Click Partitioning.
b. In the Preparing Hard Disk window, select Custom Partitioning (for experts), and then click Next.
c. In the Expert Partitioner window, select Hard Disks вћ™ sda in the System View area, and then
click Add.
d. Type the amount of space (in MB or GB) in the Custom Size field, and then click Next.
e. In the Formatting Options area, select Ext3 from the File system drop-down list box.
f. In the Mounting Options area, select Swap from the Mount Point drop-down list box.
g. Click Finish.
h. Click Accept.
13. In the Installation Settings window, click Software to select your desired software programs, and
then click OK.
Note: If you are prompted to verify the changes, click Accept.
14. Click Install to install the software programs that you have selected.
15. When the Confirm Installation window is displayed, click Install. When the installation process is
completed, the server restarts automatically.
16. The setup process continues after the server restarts. Set your root user password. Then, select
Next and press Enter.
Note: The password must contain at least six characters and consist of upper case letters, lower
case letters, and numbers.
17. Set your host name and domain name. Then select Next and press Enter.
18. Configure your network in the Network Configuration window. Then select Next and press Enter.
Note: If the Test Internet Connection window is displayed, configure the setting as you need. Then
select Next and press Enter.
19. In the Network Services Configuration window, select Next and press Enter.
Note: If there is an error in the CA Management window, select Do Not Create CA and Certificate
and click Next.
20. In the “User Authentication Method” window, configure the settings as you need. Select Next and
press Enter.
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21. In the LDAP Client Configuration window, configure the settings as you need. Select Next and press
Enter.
22. In the New LDAP User window, configure the settings as you need. Select Next and press Enter.
23. In the Release Notes window, select Next and then press Enter.
24. In the Hardware Configuration window, select Next and then press Enter.
25. In the Installation Completed window, click Finish.
26. Follow the instructions on the screen to log in to the operating system.
Installing drivers for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 operating
system with Service Pack 2
To install drivers for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 operating system with Service Pack 2, refer to
the related topics.
•
“Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card” on page 24.
•
“Installing the driver for an HBA card” on page 25.
•
“Installing the driver for a CNA card” on page 25.
To install the driver for an Ethernet card, do the following:
1. Copy the Ethernet card driver from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD to your local drive. Double-click
the EXE file to unzip it to a folder. Copy the folder to your USB storage device and connect the USB
storage device to your server.
2. Log in to the operating system and copy the folder from your USB storage device to the /tmp directory
on your server.
3. Use the following commands to install the driver:
cd /tmp
tar zxvf ixgbe-x.x.x.x.tar.gz
cd igb -x.x.x.x /src
make install
Note: In the command lines, igb -x.x.x.x represents the name of the driver file. Use the corresponding
file name on your server.
4. Restart your server and click Computer on the lower left corner.
5. Click YaST.
6. In the YaST Control Center window, click Network Devices вћ™ Network Settings.
7. Choose an Ethernet card as you need and click Edit.
8. In the Network Card Setup window, select Statically assigned IP Address and configure the settings
as you need. Then, click Next.
9. Configure other Ethernet cards if needed. Click OK to complete the Ethernet card configuration.
If you are installing the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x64) operating system with Service Pack 2, you
also need to install the driver for the virtual kernel. To install the driver for the virtual kernel, do the following:
1. Copy the driver for the virtual kernel from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD to your USB storage device
and connect the USB storage device to your server.
2. Log in to the operating system and copy the folder from your USB storage device to the /tmp directory
on your server.
3. Right-click the tmp folder and select Open in Terminal. The Terminal window is displayed.
4. Type the following commands into the text box to install the driver.
cd /tmp
cd install
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rpm –ivh lsi-megasr-kmp-xen-15.02.2013.0414-1_3.0.13-0.27.x86_64.rpm
Note: In the command lines, lsi-megasr-kmp-xen-15.02.2013.0414-1_3.0.13-0.27.x86_64 represents
the name of the driver file. Use the corresponding file name on your server.
5. Restart your server and log in to the virtual kernel after the installation process is completed.
Installing the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 operating system with
Service Pack 3
This topic provides instructions on how to install the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x64 or x86) operating
system with Service Pack 3.
Note: The maximum system memory that the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86) operating system
can support is 16 GB.
To install the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x64 or x86) operating system with Service Pack 3, do
the following:
1. Download the driver for onboard SAS software RAID from the Lenovo Web site to your server. The most
up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available on the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Copy the driver for onboard SAS software RAID to a USB storage device. Connect the USB storage
device to your server.
3. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
4. In the “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Welcome” window, press F6 and select Yes.
5. Type brokenmodules=isci and select Installation. Then, press Enter.
6. In the Driver Update added window, select OK press Enter.
7. When you are prompted to choose the driver update medium, select OK and then press Enter.
8. When the installation completes, select Back.
9. Select your language and keyboard layout and then select Yes, I Agree to the License Agreement.
Click Next.
10. In the Installation Mode window, click New Installation, and then click Next.
11. Verify your region and time zone, and then click Next.
12. In the Server Base Scenario window, select Physical Machine(Also for Fully Virtualized Guests)
and then click Next.
13. When the Installation Settings window is displayed, create a drive partition as you need.
• Manually create a root partition (/)
To create a root partition, do the following:
a. Click Partitioning and select Create Custom Partition Setup. Click Next.
b. In the Preparing Hard Disk window, select Custom Partitioning (for experts), and then click Next.
c. In the Expert Partitioner window, select Hard Disks вћ™ sda in the System View area, and then
click Create.
d. Type the amount of space (in MB or GB) in the Custom Size field.
e. In the Format area, select Ext3 from the File system drop-down list box.
f. In the Mounting Options area, select the forward slash (/) from the Mount Point drop-down
list box.
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g. Click OK.
• Manually create a boot partition (/boot)
To create a boot partition, do the following:
a. Click Partitioning and select Create Custom Partition Setup. Click Next.
b. In the Preparing Hard Disk window, select Custom Partitioning (for experts), and then click Next.
c. In the Expert Partitioner window, select Hard Disks вћ™ sda in the System View area, and then
click Create.
d. Type the amount of space (in MB or GB) in the Custom Size field.
e. In the Format area, select Ext3 from the File system drop-down list box.
f. In the Mounting Options area, select /boot from the Mount Point drop-down list box.
g. Click OK.
• Manually create a swap partition
To create a swap partition, do the following:
a. Click Partitioning and select Create Custom Partition Setup. Click Next.
b. In the Preparing Hard Disk window, select Custom Partitioning (for experts), and then click Next.
c. In the Expert Partitioner window, select Hard Disks вћ™ sda in the System View area, and then
click Create.
d. Type the amount of space (in MB or GB) in the Custom Size field.
e. In the Format area, select Swap from the File system drop-down list box.
f. In the Mounting Options area, select Swap from the Mount Point drop-down list box.
g. Click OK.
14. Click Finish.
15. In the Installation Settings window, click Software to select your desired software programs, and
then click OK.
Note: If you are prompted to verify the changes, click Accept.
16. Click Install to install the software programs that you have selected.
17. When the Confirm Installation window is displayed, click Install. When the installation process is
completed, the server restarts automatically.
18. The setup process continues after the server restarts. Set your root user password. Then, select
Next and press Enter.
Note: The password must contain at least six characters and consist of upper case letters, lower
case letters, and numbers.
19. Set your host name and domain name. Then, select Next and press Enter.
20. Configure your network in the Network Configuration window. Then, select Next and press Enter.
Note: If the Test Internet Connection window is displayed, configure the settings as you need. Then,
select Next and press Enter.
21. In the “User Authentication Method” window, configure the settings as you need. Select Next and
press Enter.
22. In the LDAP Client Configuration window, configure the settings as you need. Select Next and press
Enter.
23. In the New LDAP User window, configure the settings as you need. Select Next and press Enter.
24. In the Release Notes window, select Next and then press Enter.
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25. In the Hardware Configuration window, select Next and then press Enter.
26. In the Installation Completed window, click Finish.
27. Follow the instructions on the screen to log in to the operating system.
Installing drivers for an Ethernet card
To install the driver for an Ethernet card, do the following:
1. Copy the Ethernet card driver from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD to a USB storage device.
Double-click the EXE file to unzip it to a folder. Connect the USB storage device to your server.
2. Log in to the operating system and copy the folder from your USB storage device to the /tmp directory
on your server.
3. Use the following commands to install the driver:
cd /tmp
tar zxvf igb-4.3.1.tar.gz
cd igb-4.3.1 /src
make install
Note: If the file extension is not .tar.gz, skip the second command.
4. Restart your server and click Computer on the lower left corner.
5. Click YaST.
6. In the YaST Control Center window, click Network Devices вћ™ Network Settings.
7. Choose an Ethernet card as you need and click Edit.
8. In the Network Card Setup window, select Statically assigned IP Address and configure the settings
as you need. Then, click Next.
9. Configure other Ethernet cards if needed. Click OK to complete the Ethernet card configuration.
Installing drivers for an onboard graphics card
To install a driver for an onboard graphics card, do the following:
1. Copy an onboard graphics card driver from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD to a USB storage device.
Double-click the EXE file to unzip it to a folder. Connect the USB storage device to your server.
2. Log in to the operating system and copy the folder from your USB storage device to the /tmp directory
on your server.
3. Use the following commands to install the driver:
cd /tmp
cd xorg75
./update.sh
Note: In the command lines, xorg75 represents the name of the driver folder. Use the corresponding file
name on your server.
4. Restart your server.
Installing the driver for an HBA card
The driver for an HBA card is installed during the operating system installation.
Installing the driver for a CNA card
The driver for a CNA card is installed during the operating system installation.
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Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.9 operating system and
drivers
This topic provides instructions on how to install the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.9 (x64 or x86) operating
system and drivers.
Notes:
• The maximum system memory that the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.9 (x86) operating system can
support is 16 GB.
• The driver for the Ethernet card is installed during the operating system installation.
• Download the driver for onboard SAS software RAID from the Lenovo Web site to your server. Then, copy
the driver to a USB storage device. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are
always available on the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
To install the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.9 (x64 or x86) operating system, do the following:
1. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
2. When the welcome window is displayed, input the following command line after boot:, and then press
Enter:
linux dd noprobe=ata1 noprobe=ata2 noprobe=ata3 noprobe=ata4
3. In the Driver disk window, select Yes and then press Enter.
4. In the Insert Driver Disk window, select OK and then press Enter.
5. In the More Driver Disks window, select No.
6. In the CD Found window, depending on your needs, select OK to begin the installation media test or
select Skip to skip the media test and start the installation. Press Enter.
7. When the installation window is displayed, click Next.
8. Select the language that you want to use during the installation process and click Next.
9. Select the appropriate keyboard layout for the system and click Next.
10. When prompted to type the installation number, type your installation number in the Installation
Number field and then click OK. The installation number enables the automatic installation of some
software programs such as the storage clustering programs and the virtualization programs.
Notes:
• Click Yes if a warning message is displayed.
• When the “Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server” window is displayed, configure the options as
you need and press Enter. The following steps are based on the scenario that Install Red Hat
Enterprise Linux Server is selected in this step.
11. When you are prompted to partition your hard disk drive, select the option as you need and then
click Next.
Note: The following steps are based on the scenario that Create custom layout is selected in this step.
12. Create a partition as you need and then click Next.
• Manually create a root partition (/)
To create a root partition, do the following:
a. Click New.
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b. In the Add Partition window, select the forward slash (/) from the Mount Point drop-down list box.
c. Select ext3 from the File System Type drop-down list box.
d. Type the amount of space (in MB) in the Size field, and then click OK.
• Manually create a boot partition (/boot)
To create a boot partition, do the following:
a. Click New.
b. In the Add Partition window, select /boot from the Mount Point drop-down list box.
c. Select ext3 from the File System Type drop-down list box.
d. Type the amount of space (in MB) in the Size field, and then click OK.
• Manually create a swap partition
To create a swap partition, do the following:
a. Click New.
b. In the Add Partition window, select swap from the File System Type drop-down list box.
c. Type the amount of space (in MB) in the Size field, and then click OK.
13. In the GRUB boot loader window, configure the settings as you need and then click Next.
14. In the Network Devices window, select the device that you want to activate when you start the server,
and then click Next.
15. Select your region and then click Next.
16. Set your root password and then click Next. The root account is for administrative use.
17. The default installation includes a set of software programs applicable for general Internet usage.
Select Customize later or Customize now to add additional software programs to your server, and
then click Next.
Note: If you select Customize now, you can select the desired software packages by clicking Optional
packages. Then, click Next.
18. Click Next to begin the installation process of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server operating system.
19. When the installation is completed, remove the operating system installation disc from the optical drive.
20. Press Ctrl+Alt+F2 to go to the command window and then use the following commands to install
the drivers:
cat /proc/partitions
mkdir /tmp/fd0
mount /dev/sdb /tmp/fd0
cd tmp/fd0
./replace_ahci.sh
Notes:
• Ensure that the USB storage device is connected to your server.
• In the command lines, sdb represents the drive letter of the USB storage device.
21. Press Ctrl+Alt+F6 to return to the graphics interface. Then, click Reboot to restart your server.
22. The setup process continues after the server restarts. In the Welcome window, click Forward.
23. Click Yes, I agree to the License Agreement, and then click Forward.
24. In the Firewall window, check and configure the settings as you need, and then click Forward.
25. In the SELinux window, check and configure the settings as you need, and then click Forward.
26. In the Kdump window, configure the settings as you need, and then click Forward.
27. Set your time and date, and then click Forward.
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28. In the Set Up Software Updates window, configure the settings as you need, and then click Forward.
29. In the Finish Update Setup window, click Forward.
30. Set your user name and password in the Create User window, and then click Forward.
31. When the Additional CDs window is displayed asking you if you need to install additional software
programs from a CD or DVD, depending on your needs, click Install to continue or click Finish to
complete the installation.
32. Enter your user name and password to log in to the operating system.
Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card
To install the driver for an onboard graphics card, do the following:
1. Copy the driver for an onboard graphics card from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD to your local
drive. Double-click the EXE file to unzip it to a folder. Copy the folder to your USB storage device and
connect the USB storage device to your server.
2. Log in to the operating system and copy the folder from your USB storage device to the /tmp directory
on your server.
3. Use the following commands to install the driver:
cd /tmp
cd /xorg71
rpm –ivh xorg71-0.97-5.i386.rpm
Note: In the command lines, xorg71 represents the name of the driver package file and
xorg71-0.97-5.i386.rpm represents the driver name. Use the corresponding file name on your server.
4. Restart your server.
Installing the driver for an HBA card
To install the driver for an HBA card, do the following:
1. Copy the HBA card driver from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD to your local drive. Double-click the
EXE file to unzip it to a folder. Copy the folder to your USB storage device and connect the USB
storage device to your server.
2. Log in to the operating system and copy the folder from your USB storage device to the /tmp directory
on your server.
3. Use the following commands to install the driver:
cd /tmp
tar zxvf elx-lpfc-dd-rhel6-8.3.7.18-1-1.tar.gz
cd elx-lpfc-dd-rhel6-8.3.7.18-1-1
./elx_lpfc_install.sh
Notes:
• If the file extension is not .tar.gz, skip the second command.
• In the command lines, elx-lpfc-dd-rhel6-8.3.7.18-1-1 represents the name of the driver package file
and elx_lpfc_install.sh represents the driver name. Use the corresponding file name on your server.
4. Restart your server.
Installing the driver for a CNA card
To install the driver for a CNA card, do the following:
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1. Copy the driver for a CNA card from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD to your local drive. Double-click
the EXE file to unzip it to a folder. Copy the folder to your USB storage device and connect the USB
storage device to your server.
2. Log in to the operating system and copy the folder from your USB storage device to the /tmp directory
on your server.
3. Use the following commands to install the driver:
• For Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI over Ethernet (ISOE) protocols:
cd /tmp
cd qla2xxx-src-v8.05.00.03.06.0-k
./build.sh
Note: In the command lines, qla2xxx-src-v8.05.00.03.06.0-k represents the name of the driver
package file and build.sh represents the driver name. Use the corresponding file name on your server.
• For NIC protocol:
cd /tmp
cd qlcnic-5.2.29.45
./qlcnic-src-install.sh –i
Note: In the command lines, qlcnic-5.2.29.45 represents the name of the driver package file and
qlcnic-src-install.sh represents the driver name. Use the corresponding file name on your server.
4. Restart your server.
Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.10 operating system and
drivers
This topic provides instructions on how to install the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.10 (x64 or x86) operating
system and drivers.
Notes:
• The maximum system memory that the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.10 (x86) operating system can
support is 16 GB.
• The driver for the Ethernet card is installed during the operating system installation.
• Download the driver for onboard SAS software RAID from the Lenovo Web site to your server. Then, copy
the driver to a USB storage device. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are
always available on the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
To install the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.10 (x64 or x86) operating system, do the following:
1. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
2. When the welcome window is displayed, press Tab and input the following command line after boot:,
and then press Enter:
linux dd blocklist=isci noprobe=ata2 noprobe=ata3 noprobe=ata4
3. In the Driver disk window, select Yes and then press Enter.
4. In the Insert Driver Disk window, select OK and then press Enter.
5. In the More Driver Disks window, select No.
6. In the CD Found window, depending on your needs, select OK to begin the installation media test or
select Skip to skip the media test and start the installation. Press Enter.
7. When the installation window is displayed, click Next.
8. Select the language that you want to use during the installation process and click Next.
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9. Select the appropriate keyboard layout for the system and click Next.
10. When prompted to type the installation number, type your installation number in the Installation
Number field and then click OK. The installation number enables the automatic installation of some
software programs such as the storage clustering programs and the virtualization programs.
Notes:
• Click Yes if a warning message is displayed.
• When the “Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server” window is displayed, configure the options as
you need and press Enter. The following steps are based on the scenario that Install Red Hat
Enterprise Linux Server is selected in this step.
11. When you are prompted to partition your hard disk drive, select the option as you need and then
click Next.
Note: The following steps are based on the scenario that Create custom layout is selected in this step.
12. Create a partition as you need and then click Next.
• Manually create a root partition (/)
To create a root partition, do the following:
a. Click New.
b. In the Add Partition window, select the forward slash (/) from the Mount Point drop-down list box.
c. Select ext3 from the File System Type drop-down list box.
d. Type the amount of space (in MB) in the Size field, and then click OK.
• Manually create a boot partition (/boot)
To create a boot partition, do the following:
a. Click New.
b. In the Add Partition window, select /boot from the Mount Point drop-down list box.
c. Select ext3 from the File System Type drop-down list box.
d. Type the amount of space (in MB) in the Size field, and then click OK.
• Manually create a swap partition
To create a swap partition, do the following:
a. Click New.
b. In the Add Partition window, select swap from the File System Type drop-down list box.
c. Type the amount of space (in MB) in the Size field, and then click OK.
13. In the GRUB boot loader window, configure the settings as you need and then click Next.
14. In the Network Devices window, select the device that you want to activate when you start the server,
and then click Next.
15. Select your region and then click Next.
16. Set your root password and then click Next. The root account is for administrative use.
17. The default installation includes a set of software programs applicable for general Internet usage.
Select Customize later or Customize now to add additional software programs to your server, and
then click Next.
Note: If you select Customize now, you can select the desired software packages by clicking Optional
packages. Then, click Next.
18. Click Next to begin the installation process of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server operating system.
19. When the installation is completed, remove the operating system installation disc from the optical drive.
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20. Press Ctrl+Alt+F2 to go to the command window and then use the following commands to install
the drivers:
cat /proc/partitions
mkdir /tmp/fd0
mount /dev/sdb /tmp/fd0
cd tmp/fd0
./replace_ahci.sh
Notes:
• Ensure that the USB storage device is connected to your server.
• In the command lines, sdb represents the drive letter of the USB storage device.
21. Press Ctrl+Alt+F6 to return to the graphics interface. Then, click Reboot to restart your server.
22. The setup process continues after the server restarts. In the Welcome window, click Forward.
23. Click Yes, I agree to the License Agreement, and then click Forward.
24. In the Firewall window, check and configure the settings as you need, and then click Forward.
25. In the SELinux window, check and configure the settings as you need, and then click Forward.
26. In the Kdump window, configure the settings as you need, and then click Forward.
27. Set your time and date, and then click Forward.
28. In the Set Up Software Updates window, configure the settings as you need, and then click Forward.
29. In the Finish Update Setup window, click Forward.
30. Set your user name and password in the Create User window, and then click Forward.
31. When the Additional CDs window is displayed asking you if you need to install additional software
programs from a CD or DVD, depending on your needs, click Install to continue or click Finish to
complete the installation.
32. Enter your user name and password to log in to the operating system.
Installing drivers for an Ethernet card
Note: The driver for an Ethernet card comes with the operating system.
To configure the Ethernet card, do the following:
1. Log in to the operating system
2. In the graphics interface, click System on the top left corner and then select Network from the
Administration menu.
3. Choose an Ethernet card as you need and click Edit.
4. In the Ethernet Device window, select Statically set IP Address and configure the settings as you
need. Then, click OK.
5. Go back to the graphics interface and then click Activate.
6. In the System-config-network window, click Yes and then click OK.
Installing drivers for an onboard graphics card
To install a driver for an onboard graphics card, do the following:
1. Copy an onboard graphics card driver from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD to a USB storage device.
Double-click the EXE file to unzip it to a folder. Connect the USB storage device to your server.
2. Log in to the operating system and copy the folder from your USB storage device to the /tmp directory
on your server.
3. Use the following commands to install the driver:
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cd /tmp
cd xorg71
./update.sh
Note: In the command lines, xorg71 represents the name of the driver folder. Use the corresponding file
name on your server.
4. Restart your server.
Installing the driver for an HBA card
The driver for an HBA card is installed during the operating system installation.
Installing the driver for a CNA card
The driver for a CNA card is installed during the operating system installation.
Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.4 operating system
This topic provides instructions on how to install the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.4 (x64 or x86) operating
system. Before installing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.4 (x64) operating system, do the following:
1. Start the Setup Utility program.
2. On the Advanced menu, select Chipset ConfigurationIntel VT-d. Ensure that Intel VT-d is set to
Disabled.
Note: The maximum system memory that the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.4 (x86) operating system
can support is 16 GB.
To install the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.4 (x64 or x86) operating system, do the following:
1. Download the driver for onboard SAS software RAID from the Lenovo Web site to your server. The most
up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available on the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Copy the driver for onboard SAS software RAID to a USB storage device. Connect the USB storage
device to your server.
3. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
4. When the welcome window is displayed, select the option as you need.
Note: The following steps are based on the scenario that Install or upgrade an existing system is
selected in this step.
5. Press Tab and type linux dd blacklist=isci nodmraid. Then, press Enter.
6. In the Driver disk window, select Yes and then press Enter.
7. In the Driver disk window, go to the folder where the driver is stored and select OK. Then, press Enter.
8. In the Insert Driver Disk window, select OK and then press Enter.
9. In the More Driver Disks window, select No.
10. In the Disc Found window, select Skip, and then press Enter.
11. In the installation window, click Next.
12. In the RED HAT window, click Next.
13. Select the language that you want to use during the installation process and click Next.
14. Select the appropriate keyboard layout for the system and click Next.
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15. Select the type of devices for the installation and then click Next.
Notes:
• The following steps are based on the scenario that Basic Storage Devices is selected in this step.
• When prompted, select the option as you need. The following steps are based on the scenario that
you select Fresh installation and then click Next.
16. Type a name for your server. Then, click Next.
17. Specify your time zone by selecting the nearest city in your time zone. Then, click Next.
18. Personalize the server by typing the root password for the root user account. Then, click Next.
Note: If a message prompts you that the password is weak, click Use Anyway.
19. By default, a partition is already selected for you to install the operating system. If you want to create a
partition manually, select the option as you need and then click Next.
Note: The following steps are based on the scenario that Create Custom Layout is selected in this step.
20. In the Please Select A Device window, do one of the following to create a partition and then click Next.
• Manually create a root partition (/)
To create a root partition, do the following:
a. Click Create. The Create Storage window is displayed.
b. Select Standard Partition and then click Create.
c. In the Add Partition window, select the forward slash (/) from the Mount Point drop-down list box.
d. Select ext4 from the File System Type drop-down list box.
e. In the Allowable Drivers window, select the hard disk drive on which you want to install the
operating system.
f. Type the amount of space (in MB) in the New Partitions Size window and then click OK.
• Manually create a boot partition (/boot)
To create a boot partition, do the following:
a. Click Create. The Create Storage window is displayed.
b. Select Standard Partition and then click Create.
c. In the Add Partition window, select /boot from the Mount Point drop-down list box.
d. Select ext4 from the File System Type drop-down list box.
e. In the Allowable Drivers window, select the hard disk drive on which you want to install the
operating system.
f. Type the amount of space (in MB) in the New Partitions Size window and then click OK.
• Manually create a swap partition
To create a swap partition, do the following:
a. Click Create. The Create Storage window is displayed.
b. Select Standard Partition and then click Create.
c. In the Add Partition window, select swap from the File System Type drop-down list box.
d. In the Allowable Drivers window, select the hard disk drive on which you want to install the
operating system.
e. Type the amount of space (in MB) in the New Partitions Size window and then click OK.
21. In the Format Warnings window, click Format to format the hard disk drive.
22. In the “Writing storage configuration to disk” window, click Write changes to disk.
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23. In the “Boot loader operating system list” window, click Next.
24. The default installation is a basic server installation. You can customize your server by selecting a
different set of software from the software list or adding additional repositories that you want to use
for the software installation. Select Customize now or Customize later. Then, click Next. The
installation process begins.
Notes:
• If you select Customize now, you can select software installation packages of your choice by
clicking Optional packages in the window displayed. Then, click Next.
• When selecting software installation packages, do not select the package named
tboot-1.7.0-2.el6.x86_64 Perfomrms a verified launch using Intel TXT.
25. After the installation is completed, click Reboot to restart your server.
26. The installation continues after the server restarts. In the Welcome window, click Forward.
27. Click Yes, I agree to the License Agreement and then click Forward.
28. In the Set Up Software Updates window, configure the settings as you need, and then click Forward.
29. In the Finish Updates Setup window, click Forward.
30. Set your user name and password and then click Forward.
31. Set your time and date and then click Forward.
32. In the Kdump window, select Enable kdump if you want to enable kdump, and then click Finish
to complete the installation.
Note: When prompted to restart the server, click Yes.
33. Follow the instructions on the screen to log in to the operating system.
Installing drivers for a Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.4 operating system
This topic provides instructions on how to install drivers for a Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.4 (x64 or
x86) operating system.
Note: The drivers for the Ethernet card and onboard graphics card are installed during the operating system
installation.
• For instructions on how to install the driver for an HBA card, see “Installing the driver for an HBA card”
on page 34.
• For instructions on how to install the driver for a CNA card, see “Installing the driver for a CNA card”
on page 34.
Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.5 operating system
This topic provides instructions on how to install the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.5 (x64 or x86) operating
system.
Note: The maximum system memory that the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.5 (x86) operating system
can support is 16 GB.
To install the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.5 (x64 or x86) operating system, do the following:
1. Download the driver for onboard SAS software RAID from the Lenovo Web site to your server. The most
up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available on the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Copy the driver for onboard SAS software RAID to a USB storage device. Connect the USB storage
device to your server.
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3. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
4. When the welcome window is displayed, select the option as you need.
Note: The following steps are based on the scenario that Install or upgrade an existing system is
selected in this step.
5. Press Tab and type linux dd blacklist=isci. Then, press Enter.
6. In the Driver disk window, select Yes and then press Enter.
7. In the Driver disk window, go to the folder where the driver is stored and select OK. Then, press Enter.
8. In the Insert Driver Disk window, select OK and then press Enter.
9. In the More Driver Disks window, select No.
10. In the Disc Found window, select Skip, and then press Enter.
11. In the installation window, click Next.
12. In the RED HAT window, click Next.
13. Select the language that you want to use during the installation process and click Next.
14. Select the appropriate keyboard layout for the system and click Next.
15. Select the type of devices for the installation and then click Next.
Notes:
• The following steps are based on the scenario that Basic Storage Devices is selected in this step.
• When prompted, select the option as you need. The following steps are based on the scenario that
you select Fresh installation and then click Next.
16. Type a name for your server. Then, click Next.
17. Specify your time zone by selecting the nearest city in your time zone. Then, click Next.
18. Personalize the server by typing the root password for the root user account. Then, click Next.
Note: If a message prompts you that the password is weak, click Use Anyway.
19. By default, a partition is already selected for you to install the operating system. If you want to create a
partition manually, select the option as you need and then click Next.
Note: The following steps are based on the scenario that Create Custom Layout is selected in this step.
20. In the Please Select A Device window, do one of the following to create a partition and then click Next.
• Manually create a root partition (/)
To create a root partition, do the following:
a. Click Create. The Create Storage window is displayed.
b. Select Standard Partition and then click Create.
c. In the Add Partition window, select the forward slash (/) from the Mount Point drop-down list box.
d. Select ext4 from the File System Type drop-down list box.
e. In the Allowable Drivers window, select the hard disk drive on which you want to install the
operating system.
f. Type the amount of space (in MB) in the New Partitions Size window and then click OK.
• Manually create a boot partition (/boot)
To create a boot partition, do the following:
a. Click Create. The Create Storage window is displayed.
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b. Select Standard Partition and then click Create.
c. In the Add Partition window, select /boot from the Mount Point drop-down list box.
d. Select ext4 from the File System Type drop-down list box.
e. In the Allowable Drivers window, select the hard disk drive on which you want to install the
operating system.
f. Type the amount of space (in MB) in the New Partitions Size window and then click OK.
• Manually create a swap partition
To create a swap partition, do the following:
a. Click Create. The Create Storage window is displayed.
b. Select Standard Partition and then click Create.
c. In the Add Partition window, select swap from the File System Type drop-down list box.
d. In the Allowable Drivers window, select the hard disk drive on which you want to install the
operating system.
e. Type the amount of space (in MB) in the New Partitions Size window and then click OK.
21. In the Format Warnings window, click Format to format the hard disk drive.
22. In the “Writing storage configuration to disk” window, click Write changes to disk.
23. In the “Boot loader operating system list” window, click Next.
24. The default installation is a basic server installation. You can customize your server by selecting a
different set of software from the software list or adding additional repositories that you want to use
for the software installation. Select Customize now or Customize later. Then, click Next. The
installation process begins.
Note: If you select Customize now, you can select software installation packages of your choice by
clicking Optional packages in the window displayed. Then, click Next.
25. After the installation is completed, click Reboot to restart your server.
26. The installation continues after the server restarts. In the Welcome window, click Forward.
27. Click Yes, I agree to the License Agreement and then click Forward.
28. In the Set Up Software Updates window, configure the settings as you need, and then click Forward.
29. In the Finish Updates Setup window, click Forward.
30. Set your user name and password and then click Forward.
31. Set your time and date and then click Forward.
32. In the Kdump window, select Enable kdump if you want to enable kdump, and then click Finish
to complete the installation.
Note: When prompted to restart the server, click Yes.
33. Follow the instructions on the screen to log in to the operating system.
Installing drivers for a Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.5 operating system
This topic provides instructions on how to install drivers for a Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.4 (x64 or
x86) operating system.
Note: The drivers for an Ethernet card, an HBA card, and a CNA card are installed during the operating
system installation.
To install the driver for an onboard graphics card, do the following:
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1. Download the driver for onboard graphics card from the Lenovo Web site to a USB storage device. The
most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available on the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Double-click the EXE file to unzip it to a folder. Then, connect the USB storage device to your server.
3. Log in to the operating system and copy the folder from your USB storage device to the /tmp directory
on your server.
4. Use the following commands to install the driver:
cd /tmp
cd /xorg71
./update.sh
Note: In the command lines, xorg71 represents the name of the driver package file. Use the
corresponding file name on your server.
5. Restart your server.
Installing the VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1 hypervisor
This topic provides instructions on how to install the VMware 5.1 Update 1 hypervisor.
Notes:
• The VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1 hypervisor is not supported on onboard software RAID configuration.
• Follow the instructions on the screen in addition to the instructions in this topic.
To install the VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1 hypervisor, do the following:
1. Insert the installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup device. Then,
start the server from the optical drive.
2. When the message Press Tab to edit options is displayed, you can press Tab and then edit options
as you need. The following steps are based on the scenario that you have waited for around eight
seconds without editing any options. When the Loading ESXi installer window is displayed, wait for a
few seconds. When the VMware ESXi 5.1.0 window is displayed, wait for a few seconds.
3. When the welcome window is displayed, press Enter.
4. Press F11 to accept the license agreement and continue with the installation.
5. Select a drive for installation and press Enter.
6. When the Confirm Disk Selection window is displayed, press Enter.
7. Select a keyboard layout and press Enter.
8. Set a root password and press Enter.
Note: The root password must contain at least seven characters.
9. Press F11 to start the installation process.
10. When the Installation Complete window is displayed, press Enter to restart the server. The installation
finishes. Remove the disc from the optical drive.
Installing drivers for the VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1 hypervisor
This topic provides instructions on how to install drivers for the VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1 hypervisor.
To install drivers for the VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1 hypervisor, do the following:
1. Download the driver file from the Lenovo Web site. Ensure that the name of the driver file you download
is offline-bundle.zip. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available
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on the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Log in to the ESXi host as an administrator using the vSphere Client.
3. Upload the offline-bundle.zip file to the ESXi host using the Datastore Browser.
4. In the vSphere Client inventory, right-click the host and select Enter Maintenance Mode.
5. Log in to the ESXi host as a root user using SSH or iLO/DRAC.
6. Use the following command to install the drivers:
esxcli software vib install –d /path/offline-bundle.zip
Example:
esxcli software vib install –d /vmfs/volumes/datastore/offline-bundle.zip
Note: If you are prompted to verify the digital signature for the drivers, add –no-sig-check to the
command.
esxcli software vib install -v /vmfs/volumes/datastore/filename.vib –no-sig-check
7. Restart your server.
8. In the vSphere Client inventory, right-click the host and select Exit Maintenance Mode.
Installing the VMware ESXi 5.5 hypervisor
This topic provides instructions on how to install the VMware ESXi 5.5 hypervisor.
To install the VMware ESXi 5.5 hypervisor, do the following:
1. Insert the installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup device. Then,
start the server from the optical drive.
2. When the message Press Tab to edit options is displayed, you can press Tab and then edit options
as you need. The following steps are based on the scenario that you have waited for around eight
seconds without editing any options. When the Loading ESXi installer window is displayed, wait for a
few seconds. When the VMware ESXi 5.5.0 window is displayed, wait for a few seconds.
3. When the welcome window is displayed, press Enter.
4. Press F11 to accept the license agreement and continue with the installation.
5. Select a drive for installation and press Enter.
6. When the Confirm Disk Selection window is displayed, press Enter.
7. Select a keyboard layout and press Enter.
8. Set a root password and press Enter.
Note: The root password must contain at least seven characters.
9. Press F11 to start the installation process.
10. When the Installation Complete window is displayed, press Enter to restart the server. The installation
finishes. Remove the disc from the optical drive.
Installing the Hyper-V Server 2008 or Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 operating
system
This topic provides instructions on how to install the following operating systems:
• Hyper-V Server 2008
• Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1
To install the Hyper-V Server 2008 or Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 operating system, do the following:
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1. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
2. When the message Press any key to boot from cd or dvd... is displayed, press any key. If the message
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] is displayed, press Enter. Wait several minutes for the system to load
the files.
3. Select the language as you need and then click Next.
4. When the “Enter your language and other preferences” window is displayed, configure the language and
other options as you need and then click Next.
5. Click Install now.
6. Read the license terms and select I accept the license terms. Then, click Next.
7. Select the type of installation as you need. The following steps are based on the scenario that Custom:
(Advanced) is selected in this step.
8. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, connect the USB storage device that contains
the driver to your server and click Load Driver.
9. Go to the folder that contains the required driver and click OK.
10. Select Hide drivers that aren’t compatible with this computer’s hardware, and then select the driver
that you want to install on your server. Click Next.
11. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, click Drive options (advanced).
12. Select the hard disk drive on which you want to install the operating system, and then click New.
13. Type the amount of space (in MB), and then click Apply.
14. In the Install Windows window, click OK.
15. Ensure that the drive partition is correct, and then click Next. The installation begins.
Note: Your server will restart several times during the installation.
16. Before you log in to the server for the first time, do one of the following depending on the operating
system:
• For the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 operating system:
a. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete when prompted. Click Other User.
b. Type Administrator in the User name field. Then press Enter.
c. Follow the instructions on the screen to change the password.
• For the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 operating system with Service Pack 1:
When prompted, follow the instructions on the screen to change the password.
Note: The password must be a combination of upper case letters, lower case letters, and numbers.
Installing the driver for the chipset
To install the driver for the chipset, do the following:
1. Copy the driver for the chipset from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD that comes with your server to a
USB storage device. Connect the USB storage device to your server.
2. Use the following commands to install the driver:
e:
cd Chipsetwindows
cd Win7
Pnputil –i –a *.inf
Note: In the command lines, e: represents the drive letter of your USB storage device and
Chipsetwindows\Win7 represents the subdirectory where your driver is located.
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3. Click Install. The installation begins.
4. Restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the driver for an Ethernet card
To install the driver for the Ethernet card, do the following:
1. Copy the driver for the Ethernet card from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD that comes with your server
to a USB storage device. Connect the USB storage device to your server.
2. Use the following commands to install the driver:
e:
cd NICWIN2K8X86
Pnputil –i –a *.inf
Note: In the command lines, e: represents the drive letter of your USB storage device and
NICWIN2K8X86 represents the name of the folder where the driver is stored.
3. Restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card
To install the driver for an onboard graphics card, do the following:
1. Copy the driver for an onboard graphics card from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD that comes with
your server to a USB storage device. Connect the USB storage device to your server.
2. Use the following commands to install the driver:
e:
cd VGA
Pnputil –i –a *.inf
Note: In the command lines, e: represents the drive letter of your USB storage device and VGA
represents the name of the folder where the driver is stored.
3. Restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface
To install the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface, do the following:
1. Copy the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD that
comes with your server to a USB storage device. Connect the USB storage device to your server.
2. Use the following commands to install the driver:
e:
cd Management
Pnputil –i –a *.inf
Note: In the command lines, e: represents the drive letter of your USB storage device and Management
represents the name of the folder where the driver is stored.
3. Restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the driver for an HBA card
To install the driver for an HBA card, do the following:
1. Copy the driver for an HBA card from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD that comes with your server to a
USB storage device. Connect the USB storage device to your server.
2. Use the following commands to install the driver:
e:
cd HBA
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Pnputil –i –a *.inf
Note: In the command lines, e: represents the drive letter of your USB storage device and HBA
represents the name of the folder where the driver is stored.
3. Restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the driver for a CNA card
To install the driver for a CNA card, do the following:
1. Copy the driver for a CNA card from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD that comes with your server to a
USB storage device. Connect the USB storage device to your server.
2. Use the following commands to install the driver:
e:
cd CNA
Pnputil –i –a *.inf
Note: In the command lines, e: represents the drive letter of your USB storage device and CNA
represents the name of the folder where the driver is stored.
3. Restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the Hyper-V Server 2012 operating system
This topic provides instructions on how to install the Hyper-V Server 2012 operating system.
To install the Hyper-V Server 2012 operating system, do the following:
1. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
2. When the message Press any key to boot from cd or dvd... is displayed, press any key. If the message
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] is displayed, press Enter. Wait several minutes for the system to load
the files.
3. When the “Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012” window is displayed, configure the language and other
options as you need and then click Next.
4. Click Install now.
5. Read the license terms and select I accept the license terms. Then, click Next.
6. Select the type of installation as you need. The following steps are based on the scenario that Custom:
Install the newer version of Hyper-V Server only (advanced) is selected in this step.
7. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, connect the USB storage device that contains
the driver to your server and click Load Driver.
8. Go to the folder where the driver is stored and click OK.
9. Select Hide drivers that aren’t compatible with this computer’s hardware, and then select the driver
that you want to install on your server. Click Next.
10. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, click Drive options (advanced).
11. Select the hard disk drive on which you want to install the operating system, and then click New.
12. Type the amount of space (in MB), and then click Apply.
13. In the Install Windows window, click OK.
14. Ensure that the drive partition is correct, and then click Next. The installation begins.
Note: Your server will restart several times during the installation.
15. When prompted, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
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16. Click Administrator. Follow the instructions on the screen to change the password and then log
in to the operating system.
Installing the driver for the chipset
To install the driver for the chipset, do the following:
1. Copy the driver for the chipset from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD that comes with your server to a
USB storage device. Connect the USB storage device to your server.
2. Use the following commands to install the driver:
e:
cd Chipsetwindows
cd Win7
Pnputil –i –a *.inf
Note: In the command lines, e: represents the drive letter of your USB storage device and
Chipsetwindows\Win7 represents the subdirectory where your driver is located.
3. Click Install. The installation begins.
4. Restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface
To install the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface, do the following:
1. Copy the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD that
comes with your server to a USB storage device. Connect the USB storage device to your server.
2. Use the following commands to install the driver:
e:
cd Management
Pnputil –i –a *.inf
Note: In the command lines, e: represents the drive letter of your USB storage device and Management
represents the name of the folder where the driver is stored.
3. Restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the driver for an Ethernet card
To install the driver for an Ethernet card, do the following:
1. Download the driver for the Ethernet card from the Lenovo Web site to your server. The most up-to-date
device drivers for various server models are always available on the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Copy the driver for the Ethernet card to a USB storage device. Connect the USB storage device to
your server.
3. Use the following commands to install the driver:
e:
cd /NIC/Intel
Pnputil –i –a *.inf
Note: In the command lines, e: represents the drive letter of your USB storage device and NIC/Intel
represents the subdirectory where the driver is located.
4. Restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card
To install the driver for an onboard graphics card, do the following:
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1. Copy the driver for an onboard graphics card from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD that comes with
your server to a USB storage device. Connect the USB storage device to your server.
2. Use the following commands to install the driver:
e:
cd VGA
Pnputil –i –a *.inf
Note: In the command lines, e: represents the drive letter of your USB storage device and VGA
represents the name of the folder where the driver is stored.
3. Restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the driver for an HBA card
To install the driver for an HBA card, do the following:
1. Copy the driver for the HBA card from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD that comes with your server to
a USB storage device. Connect the USB storage device to your server.
2. Use the following commands to install the driver:
e:
cd HBA
Pnputil –i –a *.inf
Note: In the command lines, e: represents the drive letter of your USB storage device and HBA
represents the name of the folder where the driver is stored.
3. Restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the driver for a CNA card
To install the driver for a CNA card, do the following:
1. Copy the driver for the CNA card from the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD that comes with your server to
a USB storage device. Connect the USB storage device to your server.
2. Use the following commands to install the driver:
e:
cd CNA
Pnputil –i –a *.inf
Note: In the command lines, e: represents the drive letter of your USB storage device and CNA
represents the name of the folder where the driver is stored.
3. Restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 operating system
This topic provides instructions on how to install the Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 operating system.
To install the Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 operating system, do the following:
1. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
2. When the message Press any key to boot from cd or dvd... is displayed, press any key. If the message
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] is displayed, press Enter. Wait several minutes for the system to load
the files.
3. When the “Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2” window is displayed, configure the language and other
options as you need and then click Next.
4. Click Install now.
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5. Read the license terms and select I accept the license terms. Then, click Next.
6. Select the type of installation as you need. The following steps are based on the scenario that Custom:
Install the newer version of Hyper-V Server only (advanced) is selected in this step.
7. In the “Where do you want to install Windows?” window, click Drive options (advanced).
8. Select the hard disk drive on which you want to install the operating system, and then click New.
9. Type the amount of space (in MB), and then click Apply.
10. In the “Microsoft Hyper-V Server Setup” window, click OK.
11. Ensure that the drive partition is correct, and then click Next. The installation begins.
Note: Your server will restart several times during the installation.
12. When prompted, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
13. Click Administrator. Follow the instructions on the screen to change the password and then log
in to the operating system.
Installing the driver for the chipset
To install the driver for the chipset, do the following:
1. Download the driver for the chipset from the Lenovo Web site to a USB storage device. Then, connect
the USB storage device to your server. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are
always available on the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Use the following commands to install the driver:
e:
cd Chipsetwindows
cd Win7
Pnputil –i –a *.inf
Note: In the command lines, e: represents the drive letter of your USB storage device and
Chipsetwindows\Win7 represents the subdirectory where your driver is located.
3. Restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card
To install the driver for an onboard graphics card, do the following:
1. Download the driver for an onboard graphics card from the Lenovo Web site to a USB storage device.
Then, connect the USB storage device to your server. The most up-to-date device drivers for various
server models are always available on the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Use the following commands to install the driver:
e:
cd VGA
Pnputil –i –a *.inf
Note: In the command lines, e: represents the drive letter of your USB storage device and VGA
represents the name of the folder where the driver is stored.
3. Restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the driver for Ethernet card
To install the driver for Ethernet card, do the following:
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1. Download the driver for Ethernet card from the Lenovo Web site to your USB storage device. Connect
the USB storage device to your server. If the driver is a compressed file, extract the file first. The most
up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available for download on the Lenovo
Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Use the following commands to install the driver:
e:
cd /NIC
Pnputil –i –a *.inf
Note: In the command lines, e: represents the drive letter of your USB storage device and NIC
represents the name of the folder where the driver is stored.
3. When the Windows Security dialog box is displayed, click Install.
4. Restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the driver for an HBA card
To install the driver for an HBA card, do the following:
1. Download the driver for an HBA card from the Lenovo Web site to a USB storage device. Then, connect
the USB storage device to your server. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are
always available on the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Use the following commands to install the driver:
e:
cd HBA
Pnputil –i –a *.inf
Note: In the command lines, e: represents the drive letter of your USB storage device and HBA
represents the name of the folder where the driver is stored.
3. When the Windows Security dialog box is displayed, click Install.
4. When the “Would you like to install this device software” dialog box is displayed, click Install.
5. Restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the driver for a CNA card
The driver for a CNA card is installed during the operating system installation.
Installing the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface
To install the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI), do the following:
1. Download the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface from the Lenovo Web site to a USB storage
device. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available on the
Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Double-click the EXE file to unzip it to a folder and then connect the USB storage device to your server.
3. Use the following commands to install the driver:
e:
cd /MEI
Pnputil –i –a *.inf
Note: In the command lines, e: represents the drive letter of your USB storage device and /MEI
represents the name of the folder where the driver is stored.
4. Restart your server after the installation is completed.
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Installing the Citrix XenServer hypervisor
This topic provides instructions on how to install the following hypervisors:
• Citrix XenServer 6.0.2 hypervisor
• Citrix XenServer 6.1 hypervisor
• Citrix XenServer 6.2 hypervisor
To install the Citrix XenServer hypervisor, do the following:
1. Insert the installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup device. Then,
start the server from the optical drive.
2. When the XenServer welcome window is displayed, press Enter. The Select Keymap window is
displayed.
3. Select a keyboard for the system, select OK, and then press Enter.
4. When the XenServer setup window is displayed, select OK and then press Enter.
5. Read the End User License Agreement, select Accept EULA, and then press Enter.
Note: If the Action To Perform window is displayed, configure the settings as you need. Select OK
and then press Enter.
6. Select the hard disk drive that you want to use for virtual machine storage. Select OK, and then press
Enter.
7. Select the installation source as you need. Select OK, and then press Enter.
8. Select Yes when prompted to install the supplemental packs and then press Enter.
9. Depending on your needs, select Verify installation source to check all the installation media or select
Skip verification to skip the check. Then select OK and press Enter.
10. Set your password, select OK, and then press Enter.
11. Select an Ethernet adapter depending on your needs,, select OK, and then press Enter.
12. Configure the IP information as you need. Select OK and press Enter.
13. In the “Hostname and DNS Configuration” window, configure the settings as you need. Then select
OK and press Enter.
14. Specify your time zone by selecting the nearest city in your time zone. Select OK, and then press Enter.
15. In the System Time window, depending on your needs, select Using NTP to set the time through
Network Time Protocol (NTP) or select Manual time entry to type the time information at the end of
the installation. Then select OK and press Enter.
16. In the Confirm Installation window, select Install XenServer and then press Enter to start the installation.
17. In the New Media window, configure the settings as you need. Select Skip and then press Enter.
18. Set your time and date in the Set local time window, select OK, and then press Enter.
19. When the installation is completed, a notification window is displayed. Select OK and press Enter
to restart your server.
20. Remove the disc from the optical drive after the whole process is completed.
Installing drivers for the Citrix XenServer hypervisor
This topic provides instructions on how to install drivers for the Citrix XenServer hypervisor.
To install drivers for the Citrix XenServer hypervisor, do the following:
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1. Download the drivers from the Lenovo Web site. Copy the qla2xxx.iso file to your USB storage device
and connect the USB storage device to your server. The most up-to-date device drivers for various
server models are always available on the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Use the following commands to install the drivers:
mkdir -p /mnt/tmp
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/tmp
mount /mnt/tmp/qla2xxx.iso /mnt/tmp -o loop,ro
cd /mnt/tmp/
./install.sh
umount /mnt/tmp
Note: In the command lines, sdb1 represents the drive letter of your USB storage device; qla2xxx.iso
represents the name of the driver package file; and install.sh represents the driver name. Use the
corresponding file name on your server.
3. Restart your server.
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Chapter 3. Installing an operating system in UEFI mode
This chapter provides information about installing the following operating systems and hypervisors in UEFI
mode:
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition (x64)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (x64)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition (x64)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition with Service Pack 1
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition with Service Pack 1
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials Edition
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Edition
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition
• Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
• Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
• Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on
• Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard Edition
• Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1
• Hyper-V Server 2012
• Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.4 (x64)
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.5 (x64 and x86)
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 with Service Pack 2 (x64)
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 with Service Pack 3
• VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1 hypervisor
• VMware ESXi 5.5 hypervisor
Before installing an operating system in UEFI mode
Before installing an operating system in UEFI mode, do the following:
1. Perform the operations in Chapter 1, see Chapter 1 “Before installing an operating system” on page 1 .
2. Start the Setup Utility program.
3. On the Boot Options menu, select CSM parameter/PXE OpROM policy.
4. Select UEFI only.
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Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system and
drivers
This topic provides instructions on how to install the following operating systems and drivers:
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition (x64)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (x64)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition (x64)
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system
To install the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system, see “Installing the Microsoft Windows
Server 2008 operating system” on page 4 .
Installing drivers for a Windows Server 2008 operating system
To install drivers for a Windows Server 2008 operating system, refer to the related topics.
•
“Installing the driver for the chipset” on page 5 .
•
“Installing the driver for an Ethernet card” on page 5 .
•
“Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card” on page 5 .
•
“Installing the driver for an HBA card” on page 6 .
•
“Installing the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface” on page 6 .
•
“Installing the driver for a CNA card” on page 6 .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system and
drivers
This topic provides instructions on how to install the following operating systems and drivers:
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition with Service Pack 1
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition with Service Pack 1
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with
Service Pack 1
To install the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with Service Pack 1, see “Installing the
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with Service Pack 1” on page 7 .
Installing drivers for the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with
Service Pack 1
To install drivers for the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with Service Pack 1, see “Installing
drivers for a Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with Service Pack 1” on page 8 .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 operating system and
drivers
This topic provides instructions on how to install the following operating systems and the drivers:
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• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 operating system
To install the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 operating system, see “Installing the Microsoft Windows
Server 2012 operating system” on page 12.
Installing drivers for a Windows Server 2012 operating system
To install drivers for a Windows Server 2012 operating system, see “Installing drivers for a Windows Server
2012 operating system” on page 13.
Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials operating
system
To install the Windows Server 2012 Essentials operating system, see “Installing the Microsoft Windows
Server 2012 Essentials operating system” on page 13.
Installing drivers for the Windows Server 2012 Essentials operating
system
To install drivers for the Windows Server 2012 Essentials operating system, see “Installing drivers for the
Windows Server 2012 Essentials operating system” on page 14.
Installing a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system
This topic provides instructions on how to install the following operating systems:
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition
This topic also provides instructions on how to install device drivers for the operating system.
Installing a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system
To install a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system, refer to “Installing a Microsoft Windows
Server 2012 R2 operating system” on page 14.
Installing drivers for Windows Server 2012 R2
To install drivers for Windows Server 2012 R2, refer to the related topics.
•
“Installing the driver for chipset” on page 15.
•
“Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card” on page 15.
•
“Installing the driver for an Ethernet card” on page 16.
•
“Installing the driver for an HBA card” on page 16.
•
“Installing the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface” on page 16.
•
“Installing the driver for an AHCI” on page 17.
Note: The driver for a CNA card is installed during the operating system installation.
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Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials operating
system
To install the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials operating system, refer to “Installing the
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials operating system” on page 17.
Installing drivers for the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
operating system
The driver for a CNA card is installed during the operating system installation.
To install drivers for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, refer to the related topics.
•
“Installing the driver for chipset” on page 15.
•
“Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card” on page 15.
•
“Installing the driver for an Ethernet card” on page 16.
•
“Installing the driver for an HBA card” on page 16.
•
“Installing the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface” on page 16.
•
“Installing the driver for an AHCI” on page 17.
Installing the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
operating system
To install the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials operating system, see “Installing the
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials operating system” on page 8 .
Installing drivers for the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
operating system
To install drivers for the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials operating system, see “Installing
drivers for the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials operating system” on page 9 .
Installing the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
operating system
To install the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard operating system, see “Installing the
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard operating system” on page 9 .
Installing drivers for the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
operating system
To install drivers for the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard operating system, see “Installing
drivers for the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard operating system” on page 11.
Installing the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium
Add-on operating system
To install the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on operating system, see
“Installing the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on operating system” on
page 11.
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Installing drivers for the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium
Add-on operating system
To install drivers for the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on operating system, see
“Installing drivers for the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on operating system” on
page 12.
Installing the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard
operating system
To install the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard operating system, see “Installing the
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard operating system” on page 18.
Installing drivers for the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012
Standard operating system
To install drivers for the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard operating system, refer to the
related topics.
•
“Installing the driver for chipset” on page 19
•
“Installing the driver for the onboard graphics card” on page 19
•
“Installing the driver for the Ethernet card” on page 20
•
“Installing the driver for the LPE16002B HBA card” on page 20
•
“Installing the driver for the QLOGIC QLE2672 and LSI 9300-8E HBA cards” on page 21
•
“Installing the driver for the OCe14102 and OCe14101 CNA cards” on page 21
•
“Installing the driver for the 10QLE 8362-CU and X540-T2 CNA cards” on page 21
•
“Installing the driver for USB 3.0 connectors” on page 20
Installing the Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 operating system
To install the Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 operating system, see “Installing the Hyper-V Server 2008 or Hyper-V
Server 2008 R2 operating system” on page 44.
Installing drivers for the Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 operating system
To install drivers for the Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 operating system, refer to the related topics.
•
“Installing the driver for the chipset” on page 48.
•
“Installing the driver for an Ethernet card” on page 46.
•
“Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card” on page 46.
•
“Installing the driver for an HBA card” on page 46.
•
“Installing the driver for a CNA card” on page 47.
Installing the Hyper-V Server 2012 operating system
To install the Hyper-V Server 2012 operating system, see “Installing the Hyper-V Server 2012 operating
system” on page 47.
Installing drivers for the Hyper-V Server 2012 operating system
To install drivers for the Hyper-V Server 2012 operating system, refer to the related topics.
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•
“Installing the driver for the chipset” on page 48.
•
“Installing the driver for an Ethernet card” on page 48.
•
“Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card” on page 48.
•
“Installing the driver for an HBA card” on page 49.
•
“Installing the driver for a CNA card” on page 49.
Installing the Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 operating system
To install the Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 operating system, see “Installing the Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
operating system” on page 49.
Installing drivers for the Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
The driver for a CNA card is installed during the operating system installation.
To install drivers for the Hyper-V Server 2012 R2, refer to the related topics.
•
“Installing the driver for chipset” on page 15.
•
“Installing the driver for an onboard graphics card” on page 15.
•
“Installing the driver for an Ethernet card” on page 16.
•
“Installing the driver for an HBA card” on page 51.
To install the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface, do the following:
1. Download the driver for Intel Management Engine Interface from the Lenovo Web site to a USB storage
device. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available on the
Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/drivers
2. Double-click the EXE file to unzip it to a folder and then connect the USB storage device to your server.
3. Use the following commands to install the driver:
e:
cd Management
Pnputil –i –a *.inf
Note: In the command lines, e: represents the drive letter of your USB storage device and Management
represents the name of the folder where the driver is stored.
4. Restart your server after the installation is completed.
Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.4 operating system
To install the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.4 (x64) operating system, refer to “Installing the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux AS 6.4 operating system” on page 38.
Installing drivers for a Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.4 operating system
To install drivers for a Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.4 (x64) operating system, see “Installing drivers for a
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.4 operating system” on page 40.
Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.5 operating system
This topic provides instructions on how to install the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.5 (x64 or x86) operating
system.
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Note: The maximum system memory that the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.5 (x86) operating system
can support is 16 GB.
To install the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.5 (x64 or x86) operating system, do the following:
1. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
2. When the welcome window is displayed, select the option as you need.
Note: The following steps are based on the scenario that Install or upgrade an existing system is
selected in this step.
3. In the Disc Found window, select Skip, and then press Enter.
4. In the installation window, click Next.
5. In the RED HAT window, click Next.
6. Select the language that you want to use during the installation process and click Next.
7. Select the appropriate keyboard layout for the system and click Next.
8. Select the type of devices for the installation and then click Next.
Notes:
• The following steps are based on the scenario that Basic Storage Devices is selected in this step.
• When prompted, select the option as you need. The following steps are based on the scenario that
you select Fresh installation and then click Next.
9. Type a name for your server. Then, click Next.
10. Specify your time zone by selecting the nearest city in your time zone. Then, click Next.
11. Personalize the server by typing the root password for the root user account. Then, click Next.
Note: If a message prompts you that the password is weak, click Use Anyway.
12. By default, a partition is already selected for you to install the operating system. If you want to create a
partition manually, select the option as you need and then click Next.
Note: The following steps are based on the scenario that Create Custom Layout is selected in this step.
13. In the Please Select A Device window, do one of the following to create a partition and then click Next.
• Manually create a root partition (/)
To create a root partition, do the following:
a. Click Create. The Create Storage window is displayed.
b. Select Standard Partition and then click Create.
c. In the Add Partition window, select the forward slash (/) from the Mount Point drop-down list box.
d. Select ext4 from the File System Type drop-down list box.
e. In the Allowable Drivers window, select the hard disk drive on which you want to install the
operating system.
f. Type the amount of space (in MB) in the New Partitions Size window and then click OK.
• Manually create a boot partition (/boot)
To create a boot partition, do the following:
a. Click Create. The Create Storage window is displayed.
b. Select Standard Partition and then click Create.
c. In the Add Partition window, select /boot/efi from the Mount Point drop-down list box.
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d. Select EFI System Partition from the File System Type drop-down list box.
e. In the Allowable Drivers window, select the hard disk drive on which you want to install the
operating system.
f. Type the amount of space (in MB) in the New Partitions Size window and then click OK.
• Manually create a swap partition
To create a swap partition, do the following:
a. Click Create. The Create Storage window is displayed.
b. Select Standard Partition and then click Create.
c. In the Add Partition window, select swap from the File System Type drop-down list box.
d. In the Allowable Drivers window, select the hard disk drive on which you want to install the
operating system.
e. Type the amount of space (in MB) in the New Partitions Size window and then click OK.
14. In the Format Warnings window, click Format to format the hard disk drive.
15. In the “Writing storage configuration to disk” window, click Write changes to disk.
16. In the “Boot loader operating system list” window, click Next.
17. The default installation is a basic server installation. You can customize your server by selecting a
different set of software from the software list or adding additional repositories that you want to use
for the software installation. Select Customize now or Customize later. Then, click Next. The
installation process begins.
Note: If you select Customize now, you can select software installation packages of your choice by
clicking Optional packages in the window displayed. Then, click Next.
18. After the installation is completed, click Reboot to restart your server.
19. The installation continues after the server restarts. In the Welcome window, click Forward.
20. Click Yes, I agree to the License Agreement and then click Forward.
21. In the Set Up Software Updates window, configure the settings as you need, and then click Forward.
22. In the Finish Updates Setup window, click Forward.
23. Set your user name and password and then click Forward.
24. Set your time and date and then click Forward.
25. In the Kdump window, select Enable kdump if you want to enable kdump, and then click Finish
to complete the installation.
Note: When prompted to restart the server, click Yes.
26. Follow the instructions on the screen to log in to the operating system.
Installing drivers for a Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.5 operating system
This topic provides instructions on how to install drivers for a Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.5 (x64 or
x86) operating system.
Note: The drivers for a CNA card, an Ethernet card, and an HBA card are installed during the operating
system installation.
To install the driver for an onboard graphics card, see “Installing drivers for a Red Hat Enterprise Linux
AS 6.5 operating system” on page 42.
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Installing the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 operating system with
Service Pack 2
To install the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 operating system with Service Pack 2, see “Installing the
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 operating system with Service Pack 2” on page 26.
Installing drivers for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 operating
system with Service Pack 2
To install drivers for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 operating system with Service Pack 2, see
“Installing drivers for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 operating system with Service Pack 2” on page 28.
Installing the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 operating system with
Service Pack 3
This topic provides instructions on how to install the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x64 or x86) operating
system with Service Pack 3.
Note: The maximum system memory that the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86) operating system
can support is 16 GB.
To install the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x64 or x86) operating system with Service Pack 3, do
the following:
1. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup
device. Then, start the server from the optical drive.
2. In the “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Welcome” window, select Installation. Then, press Enter.
3. Select your language and keyboard layout and then select Yes, I Agree to the License Agreement.
Click Next.
4. In the Media Check window, click Next.
5. In the Installation Mode window, click New Installation, and then click Next.
6. Verify your region and time zone, and then click Next.
7. In the Server Base Scenario window, select Physical Machine(Also for Fully Virtualized Guests)
and then click Next.
8. When the Installation Settings window is displayed, create a drive partition as you need.
• Manually create a root partition (/)
To create a root partition, do the following:
a. Click Partitioning and select Create Custom Partition Setup. Click Next.
b. In the Preparing Hard Disk window, select Custom Partitioning (for experts), and then click Next.
c. In the Expert Partitioner window, select Hard Disks вћ™ sda in the System View area, and then
click Create.
d. Type the amount of space (in MB or GB) in the Custom Size field.
e. In the Format area, select Ext3 from the File system drop-down list box.
f. In the Mounting Options area, select the forward slash (/) from the Mount Point drop-down
list box.
g. Click OK.
• Manually create a boot partition (/boot)
To create a boot partition, do the following:
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a. Click Partitioning and select Create Custom Partition Setup. Click Next.
b. In the Preparing Hard Disk window, select Custom Partitioning (for experts), and then click Next.
c. In the Expert Partitioner window, select Hard Disks вћ™ sda in the System View area, and then
click Create.
d. Type the amount of space (in MB or GB) in the Custom Size field.
e. In the Format area, select FAT from the File system drop-down list box.
f. In the Mounting Options area, select /boot/efi from the Mount Point drop-down list box.
g. Click OK.
• Manually create a swap partition
To create a swap partition, do the following:
a. Click Partitioning and select Create Custom Partition Setup. Click Next.
b. In the Preparing Hard Disk window, select Custom Partitioning (for experts), and then click Next.
c. In the Expert Partitioner window, select Hard Disks вћ™ sda in the System View area, and then
click Create.
d. Type the amount of space (in MB or GB) in the Custom Size field.
e. In the Format area, select Swap from the File system drop-down list box.
f. In the Mounting Options area, select Swap from the Mount Point drop-down list box.
g. Click OK.
9. Click Finish.
10. In the Installation Settings window, click Software to select your desired software programs, and
then click OK.
Note: If you are prompted to verify the changes, click Accept.
11. Click Install to install the software programs that you have selected.
12. When the Confirm Installation window is displayed, click Install. When the installation process is
completed, the server restarts automatically.
13. The setup process continues after the server restarts. Set your root user password. Then, select
Next and press Enter.
Note: The password must contain at least six characters and consist of upper case letters, lower
case letters, and numbers.
14. Set your host name and domain name. Then, select Next and press Enter.
15. Configure your network in the Network Configuration window. Then, select Next and press Enter.
Note: If the Test Internet Connection window is displayed, configure the settings as you need. Then,
select Next and press Enter.
16. In the “Network Services Configuration” window, click Next.
17. In the “User Authentication Method” window, configure the settings as you need. Select Next and
press Enter.
18. In the New LDAP User window, configure the settings as you need. Select Next and press Enter.
19. In the Release Notes window, select Next and then press Enter.
20. In the Hardware Configuration window, select Next and then press Enter.
21. In the Installation Completed window, click Finish.
22. Follow the instructions on the screen to log in to the operating system.
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Installing drivers for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 operating
system with Service Pack 3
This topic provides instructions on how to install drivers for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x64 or x86)
operating system with Service Pack 3.
To install drivers for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 operating system with Service Pack 3, refer to
the related topics.
•
“Installing drivers for an Ethernet card” on page 31.
•
“Installing drivers for an onboard graphics card” on page 31.
Note: The drivers for an HBA card and a CNA card are installed during the operating system installation.
Installing the VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1 hypervisor
To install the VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1 hypervisor, refer to “Installing the VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1
hypervisor” on page 43.
Installing drivers for the VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1 hypervisor
To install drivers for the VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1 hypervisor, see “Installing drivers for the VMware ESXi
5.1 Update 1 hypervisor” on page 43.
Installing the VMware ESXi 5.5 hypervisor
To install the VMware ESXi 5.5 hypervisor, refer to “Installing the VMware ESXi 5.5 hypervisor” on page 44.
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