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xSeries 255
Type 8685
User's Guide
IBM xSeries 255
Type 8685
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User’s Guide
SC32-P020-00
Note:
Before using this information and the product it supports, read the general information in Appendix B, “Warranty information” on
page 31 and Appendix C, “Notices” on page 43.
First Edition (June 2002)
© Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 2002. All rights reserved.
US Government Users Restricted Rights – Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract
with IBM Corp.
Contents
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Chapter 1. Introducing the xSeries 255 Type 8685 server
Related publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Features and specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Notices and statements used in this book . . . . . . .
What your server offers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reliability, availability, and serviceability . . . . . . . .
Server controls and indicators . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Server power features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning on the server . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning off the server . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standby mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 2. Configuring your server . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Configuration/Setup Utility program . . . . . . . .
Starting the Configuration/Setup Utility program . . . . . . .
Choices available from the Configuration/Setup Utility main menu
Additional Configuration/Setup Utility menu choices . . . . .
Using passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power-on password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Administrator password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the SCSISelect utility program . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the SCSISelect utility program . . . . . . . . . .
Choices available from the SCSISelect menu. . . . . . . .
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Chapter 3. Using the ServerGuide CD
Features at a glance . . . . . . . .
Setup and configuration overview . . .
System Partition . . . . . . . . .
Typical NOS installation . . . . . .
Setting up or updating multiple servers .
Installing your NOS without ServerGuide
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Appendix A. Getting help and technical assistance
Before you call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the documentation . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting help and information from the World Wide Web
Software service and support . . . . . . . . .
Hardware service and support . . . . . . . . .
Appendix B. Warranty information . . . . .
Warranty period . . . . . . . . . . . .
Problem determination . . . . . . . . .
Running diagnostics . . . . . . . . .
Checking software . . . . . . . . .
Warranty service and support . . . . . .
International Warranty Service . . . . . .
Purchasing additional services . . . . . .
IBM Statement of Limited Warranty Z125-4753-06
Part 1 - General Terms . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix C. Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Edition notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic emission notices . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) statement . .
Industry Canada Class A emission compliance statement .
Australia and New Zealand Class A statement . . . . .
United Kingdom telecommunications safety requirement. .
European Union EMC Directive conformance statement . .
Taiwanese Class A warning statement . . . . . . . .
Japanese Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI)
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Safety
Before installing this product, read the Safety Information.
Antes de instalar este produto, leia as Informações de Segurança.
Pred instalací tohoto produktu si prectete prírucku bezpecnostních instrukcí.
Læs sikkerhedsforskrifterne, før du installerer dette produkt.
Lees voordat u dit product installeert eerst de veiligheidsvoorschriften.
Ennen kuin asennat tämän tuotteen, lue turvaohjeet kohdasta Safety Information.
Avant d’installer ce produit, lisez les consignes de sécurité.
Vor der Installation dieses Produkts die Sicherheitshinweise lesen.
Prima di installare questo prodotto, leggere le Informazioni sulla Sicurezza.
Les sikkerhetsinformasjonen (Safety Information) før du installerer dette produktet.
Antes de instalar este produto, leia as Informações sobre Segurança.
Antes de instalar este producto, lea la información de seguridad.
Läs säkerhetsinformationen innan du installerar den här produkten.
© Copyright IBM Corp. 2002
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Statement 1:
DANGER
Electrical current from power, telephone, and communication cables is
hazardous.
To avoid a shock hazard:
v Do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform installation,
maintenance, or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical
storm.
v Connect all power cords to a properly wired and grounded electrical
outlet.
v Connect to properly wired outlets any equipment that will be attached to
this product.
v When possible, use one hand only to connect or disconnect signal
cables.
v Never turn on any equipment when there is evidence of fire, water, or
structural damage.
v Disconnect the attached power cords, telecommunications systems,
networks, and modems before you open the device covers, unless
instructed otherwise in the installation and configuration procedures.
v Connect and disconnect cables as described in the following table when
installing, moving, or opening covers on this product or attached
devices.
To Connect:
To Disconnect:
1. Turn everything OFF.
1. Turn everything OFF.
2. First, attach all cables to devices.
2. First, remove power cords from outlet.
3. Attach signal cables to connectors.
3. Remove signal cables from connectors.
4. Attach power cords to outlet.
4. Remove all cables from devices.
5. Turn device ON.
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Statement 2:
CAUTION:
When replacing the lithium battery, use only IBM Part Number 33F8354 or an
equivalent type battery recommended by the manufacturer. If your system has
a module containing a lithium battery, replace it only with the same module
type made by the same manufacturer. The battery contains lithium and can
explode if not properly used, handled, or disposed of.
Do not:
v Throw or immerse into water
v Heat to more than 100°C (212°F)
v Repair or disassemble
Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.
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Statement 3:
CAUTION:
When laser products (such as CD-ROMs, DVD drives, fiber optic devices, or
transmitters) are installed, note the following:
v Do not remove the covers. Removing the covers of the laser product could
result in exposure to hazardous laser radiation. There are no serviceable
parts inside the device.
v Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than
those specified herein might result in hazardous radiation exposure.
DANGER
Some laser products contain an embedded Class 3A or Class 3B laser
diode. Note the following.
Laser radiation when open. Do not stare into the beam, do not view directly
with optical instruments, and avoid direct exposure to the beam.
Class 1 Laser Product
Laser Klasse 1
Laser Klass 1
Luokan 1 Laserlaite
Appareil A` Laser de Classe 1
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Statement 4:
≥ 18 kg (39.7 lb)
≥ 32 kg (70.5 lb)
≥ 55 kg (121.2 lb)
CAUTION:
Use safe practices when lifting.
Statement 5:
CAUTION:
The power control button on the device and the power switch on the power
supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device
also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current
from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power
source.
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Statement 6:
CAUTION:
If you install a strain-relief bracket option over the end of the power cord that
is connected to the device, you must connect the other end of the power cord
to an easily accessible power source.
Statement 8:
CAUTION:
Never remove the cover on a power supply or any part that has the following
label attached.
Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels are present inside any
component that has this label attached. There are no serviceable parts inside
these components. If you suspect a problem with one of these parts, contact
a service technician.
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Statement 13:
DANGER
Overloading a branch circuit is potentially a fire hazard and a shock hazard
under certain conditions. To avoid these hazards, ensure that your system
electrical requirements do not exceed branch circuit protection
requirements. Refer to the information that is provided with your device for
electrical specifications.
Statement 14:
CAUTION:
Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels might be present. Only a
qualified service technician is authorized to remove the covers where the
following label is attached.
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Chapter 1. Introducing the xSeries 255 Type 8685 server
The IBM® Eserver xSeries™ 255 Type 8685 server, which features IBM
X-Architecture™ technology, is a high-performance server that can be upgraded to a
symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) server through a microprocessor upgrade. It is
ideally suited for networking environments that require superior microprocessor
performance, efficient memory management, flexibility, and large amounts of reliable
data storage.
Performance, reliability, and expansion capabilities were key considerations in the
design of your server. These design features make it possible for you to customize
the system hardware to meet your needs today, while providing flexible expansion
capabilities for the future.
If you have access to the World Wide Web, you can obtain up-to-date information
about your server model and other IBM server products at
http://www.ibm.com/eserver/xseries/ on the World Wide Web.
The machine type and serial number are located on the identification label on the
front of the server. You will need these numbers when you register your server with
IBM.
Note: The illustrations in this document might differ slightly from your hardware.
© Copyright IBM Corp. 2002
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Related publications
This User’s Guide provides general information about your server, including
information about features, how to configure your server, how to use the
ServerGuide™ CD, and how to get help.
In addition to this User’s Guide, the following IBM xSeries 255 Type 8685
documentation is provided with your server:
v Installation Guide
This printed publication contains setup and installation instructions.
v Rack Installation Instructions
This printed publication contains the instructions to install your server in a rack.
v Safety Book
This multilingual publication is provided in Portable Document Format (PDF) on
the IBM xSeries Documentation CD. It contains translated versions of the caution
and danger statements that appear in the documentation for your server. Each
caution and danger statement has an assigned number, which you can use to
locate the corresponding statement in your native language.
v Hardware Maintenance Manual and Troubleshooting Guide
This publication is provided in PDF on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD. It
contains information to help you solve the problem yourself or to provide helpful
information to a service technician.
v Option Installation Guide
This publication is provided in PDF on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD. It
contains the instructions to install, remove, and connect optional devices
supported by your server.
Depending on your server model, additional publications might be included on the
IBM xSeries Documentation CD.
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Features and specifications
The following table provides a summary of the features and specifications for your
server.1
Table 1. Features and specifications
Microprocessor:
v Intel® Xeon™ MP
v 1 MB or 512 KB level-3 cache
depending upon model
v 400 MHz front-side bus (FSB)
v Support for up to four
microprocessors with Intel
Hyper-Threading technology and
Intel NetBurst™ microarchitecture
Memory:
v Maximum: 12 GB
v Type: ECC, double-data rate (DDR),
SDRAM, registered DIMMs
v Slots: two-way or four-way
interleaved, 12 slots
v Hot Spare memory
Drives standard:
v Diskette: 1.44 MB
v CD-ROM: IDE
Video:
v ATI RageXL video controller
v Compatible with SVGA and VGA
v 8 MB video memory
Size (tower model):
v Height: 356 mm (14.0 in.)
v Depth: 700 mm (27.6 in.)
v Width: 483 mm (19 in.)
v Weight: 47 kg (104 lb) to 55 kg (121.2
lb) depending upon configuration
Size (7 U) (rack model):
v Height: 311 mm (12.3 in.)
v Depth: 650 mm (25.6 in.)
v Width: 440 mm (17.3 in.)
v Weight: 47 kg (104 lb) to 55 kg (121.2
lb) depending upon configuration
Expansion slots:
v Six hot-plug PCI-X 100 MHz/64-bit
v One non-hot-plug PCI 33 MHz/32-bit
Integrated functions:
v Dual-channel Ultra160 SCSI controller
(one internal and one external channel)
v Wake on LAN® support
v One Broadcom 10/100/1000 Mbps
Ethernet controller
v One serial port
v Four Universal Serial Bus ports
v Keyboard port
v Mouse port
v Video port
v Integrated system management
processor (ISMP) with two ISMP
(RS-485) RJ-45 connectors
Hot-swap power supplies:
Acoustical noise emissions:
Available expansion bays:
v Hot-swap:
– Six slim-high in upper drive cage
– Six slim-high in lower drive cage
with optional SCSI backplane
installed
v Non-hot-swap: Two 5.25-inch
370 W (115-230 V ac)
v Minimum: Two
v Maximum: Four for redundancy
Redundant cooling:
Nine hot-swap fans
Environment:
v Air temperature:
– Server on: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F).
Altitude: 0 to 914 m (3000 ft).
– Server on: 10° to 32°C (50° to 89.6°F).
Altitude: 914 m (3000 ft) to 2133 m
(7000 ft).
– Server off: 10° to 43°C (50° to 110°F).
Maximum altitude: 2133 m (7000 ft).
v Humidity:
– Server on: 8% to 80%
– Server off: 8% to 80%
Heat output:
Approximate heat output in British thermal
units (Btu) per hour:
v Minimum configuration: 461 Btu (0.14
kilowatts)
v Maximum configuration: 3412 Btu (1.0
kilowatts)
Electrical input:
v Sine-wave input (50-60 Hz) required
v Input voltage low range:
– Minimum: 100 V ac
– Maximum: 127 V ac
v Input voltage high range:
– Minimum: 200 V ac
– Maximum: 240 V ac
v Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) approximately:
– Minimum: 0.08 kVA
– Maximum: 1.07 kVA
v Sound power, idle: 6.3 bel maximum
v Sound power, operating: 6.3 bel
maximum
v Bystander (1 m) Sound pressure,
operating: 47 dBa maximum
v Bystander (1 m) Sound pressure, idle:
47 dBa maximum
1. Racks are marked in vertical increments of 1.75 inches each. Each increment is referred to as a unit, or ″U.″ A 1-U-high device is
1.75 inches tall.
Chapter 1. Introducing the xSeries 255 Type 8685 server
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Notices and statements used in this book
The caution and danger statements used in this book also appear in the multilingual
Safety Information book provided on the IBM Documentation CD. Each caution and
danger statement is numbered for easy reference to the corresponding statements
in the safety book.
The following types of notices and statements are used in this book:
v Note: These notices provide important tips, guidance, or advice.
v Important: These notices provide information or advice that might help you avoid
inconvenient or problem situations.
v Attention: These notices indicate possible damage to programs, devices, or
data. An attention notice is placed just before the instruction or situation in which
damage could occur.
v Caution: These statements indicate situations that can be potentially hazardous
to you. A caution statement is placed just before the description of a potentially
hazardous procedure step or situation.
v Danger: These statements indicate situations that can be potentially lethal or
extremely hazardous to you. A danger statement is placed just before the
description of a potentially lethal or extremely hazardous procedure step or
situation.
What your server offers
The design of your server takes advantage of advancements in symmetric
multiprocessing (SMP), data storage, disk-array technologies, and memory
management. Your server combines:
v IBM X-architecture technology
IBM X-architecture technology is an IBM design blueprint that takes full
advantage of existing IBM technologies to build powerful, scalable, and reliable
Intel-processor-based servers.
v Impressive performance using an innovative approach to SMP
Your server supports up to four Intel Xeon MP microprocessors with
Hyper-Threading technology and Intel NetBurst™ microarchitecture. Your server
comes with at least one microprocessor installed; you can install additional
microprocessors to enhance performance and provide SMP capability. You can
enable the Hyper-Threading feature through the Advanced Setup menu of the
Configuration/Setup Utility program. See “Using the Configuration/Setup Utility
program” on page 14 for details about the Configuration/Setup Utility program.
v Large data-storage and hot-swap capabilities
Your server supports up to six standard and six optional 26 mm (1-inch) slim-high
3.5-inch hot-swap hard disk drives in the hot-swap drive bays. This hot-swap
feature enables you to remove and replace hard disk drives without turning off
the server.
v Active™ PCI and Active™ PCI-X (hot-plug) adapter capabilities
Your server has six hot-plug slots for peripheral component interconnect (PCI)
adapters. With operating system support, you can replace failing hot-plug PCI
and PCI-X adapters without turning off the server. You can also add PCI and
PCI-X adapters in these slots without turning off the server, if your operating
system and the PCI and PCI-X adapter support the hot-add feature.
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v Redundant cooling and power capabilities
The redundant cooling and hot-swap capabilities of the fans in your server
enable continued operation if one of the fans fails. You can also replace a failing
fan without turning off the server.
The server comes with two 370-watt power supplies. You can install additional
370-watt power supplies to ensure redundancy and hot-swap capability for typical
and full configurations.
v Large system memory
The memory bus in your server supports up to 12 GB of system memory. The
memory controller provides error correcting code (ECC) support for up to 12
industry-standard, 2.5 V, 184-pin, 72-bit, 100 MHz, double-data-rate (DDR),
PC1600, registered synchronous dynamic random-access memory (SDRAM)
dual inline memory modules (DIMMs). The memory controller also provides
Chipkill™ Memory protection. Chipkill Memory protection is a technology that
protects the system from a single chip failure on a DIMM.
Your server supports the Hot Spare Memory feature. For details on how to
enable this feature, see the Core Chipset Control menu choice under the
Advanced Setup menu description in “Choices available from the
Configuration/Setup Utility main menu” on page 14.
v IBM integrated system management processor (ISMP)
The integrated system management processor provides environmental monitoring
for your server. When environmental conditions exceed thresholds or when
system components fail, the ISMP lights the Light Path Diagnostics™ LEDs to
indicate the location of the problem. Critical errors are also included in the error
log. In addition, the ISMP provides Predictive Failure Analysis® (PFA) alerts on
the microprocessors, memory, voltage regulator modules (VRMs), fans, power
supplies, and hard disk drives in the server.
If you have an optional Remote Supervisor Adapter installed on your Advanced
System Management (ASM) interconnect network, you can view the system
health; update the ISMP code; turn on, turn off, and restart the server; view the
error log; view the vital product data (VPD); and send alerts over the ASM
interconnect network. To order an optional Remote Supervisor Adapter, contact
your IBM reseller or IBM marketing representative.
v Integrated network environment support
Your server comes with an Ethernet controller on the system board. This
Ethernet controller has an interface for connecting to 10-Mbps, 100-Mbps, or
1000-Mbps networks. The server automatically selects among 10BASE-T,
100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T. The controller provides full-duplex (FDX)
capability, which enables simultaneous transmission and reception of data on the
Ethernet local area network (LAN).
v Redundant network adapter
The addition of an optional redundant network adapter provides a failover
capability to a redundant Ethernet connection. If a problem occurs with the
primary Ethernet connection, all Ethernet traffic associated with this primary
connection is automatically switched to the redundant network adapter. If the
appropriate device drivers are installed, this switching occurs without data loss
and without user intervention.
v IBM ServerGuide CD
The ServerGuide CD that is included with your server provides programs to help
you set up your server and install the network operating system (NOS). The
ServerGuide program detects the installed hardware options and provides the
correct configuration programs and device drivers.
Chapter 1. Introducing the xSeries 255 Type 8685 server
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Note: The latest level of basic input/output system (BIOS) code for your server
is also available through the World Wide Web. See Appendix A, “Getting
help and technical assistance” on page 29 for the appropriate World Wide
Web addresses.
For more information about the ServerGuide CD, see Chapter 3, “Using the
ServerGuide CD” on page 23.
Reliability, availability, and serviceability
Three of the most important features in server design are reliability, availability, and
serviceability (RAS). These factors help to ensure the integrity of the data stored on
your server, that your server is available when you want to use it, and that should a
failure occur, you can easily diagnose and repair the failure with minimal
inconvenience.
The following is an abbreviated list of the RAS features that your server supports:
v Active PCI and Active PCI-X (hot-plug) adapter slots
v Automatic error retry and recovery
v Automatic restart after a power failure
v BIOS code recovery
v Built-in, menu-driven electrically erasable programmable ROM (EEPROM) based
diagnostics
v Built-in monitoring for fan, power, temperature, voltage, and power-supply
redundancy
v Chipkill Memory protection
v Control for remote system management provided by the ISMP subsystem
v Customer support center 24 hours per day, 7 days a week2
v Error codes and messages
v Error correcting code (ECC) on processor bus, L2 and L3 cache, and system
memory
v Failover support for redundant Ethernet NICs under the Microsoft® Windows® XP,
Windows 2000, and Windows NT® Server operating systems
v Hot-plug Universal Serial Bus (USB) keyboard and mouse
v Hot Spare Memory feature
v Hot-swap and redundant cooling
v Hot-swap hard disk drives, fans, and power supplies
v Integrated system management processor (ISMP)
v Information and Light Path Diagnostics™ LED panel
v Key lock support for physical security (tower model)
v Memory scrubbing and Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) (background and real
time)
v Menu-driven setup, system configuration, redundant array of independent disks
(RAID) configuration, SCSISelect configuration, and diagnostic programs
v Microcode and diagnostic levels available
v N+N line cords for power supply redundancy
v Parity checking on the small computer system interface (SCSI) and PCI buses
v Power managed and Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
compliant
v Power-on self-test (POST) and Fast POST
v Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) alerts on microprocessors, memory, voltage
regulator modules (VRMs), fans, power supplies, and hard disk drives
v Redundant Ethernet capabilities (with optional adapter)
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v Remind button to temporarily turn off LEDs for nonvital alerts
v Startup (boot) from LAN through remote initial program load (RIPL) or dynamic
host configuration protocol/boot protocol (DHCP/BOOTP)
v Remote system problem-determination support
v System auto-configuring from the configuration menu
v System error logging (POST and ISMP)
v System-management software enabled
v Upgradeable POST, BIOS, diagnostics, ISMP microcode, and flash read-only
memory (ROM) resident code
v Vital product data (VPD) on microprocessors, system board, power supplies,
SCSI (hot-swap-drive) backplane, and power backplane
Server controls and indicators
This section identifies the controls and indicators on the front and rear of your
server.
Front view
Tower and rack models
Reset button
Power-control button
Power-on LED
Activity LED
System information LED
System error LED
Hard disk drive
activity LED
Hard disk drive
status LED
Diskette drive
activity LED
Diskette-eject
button
CD-ROM drive
activity LED
CD-eject button
Notes:
1. The illustrations in this document might differ slightly from your hardware.
2. An amber LED illuminates when a system error or event has occurred. To
identify the error or event, check the LEDs on the Light Path Diagnostics panel
located on the server, or review the Error Log in the Configuration/Setup Utility
program. For complete details about the Light Path Diagnostics panel, see the
Hardware Maintenance Manual and Troubleshooting Guide on the IBM xSeries
Documentation CD. For more information about the Configuration/Setup Utility
program, see “Choices available from the Configuration/Setup Utility main
menu” on page 14.
Power-on (system power) LED: When this green LED is on, system power is
present in the server. When this LED flashes, the server is in Standby mode (the
system power supply is turned off and ac current is present). When this LED is off,
a power supply, ac power, or an LED has failed.
Power-control button: Press this button to manually turn the server on or off or to
place the server in Standby mode (see “Standby mode” on page 12).
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Power-control button shield: You can install this circular disk over the
power-control button to prevent accidental manual power-off. This disk is provided
with your server.
Reset button: Press this button to reset the server and run the power-on self-test
(POST).
ACT (activity) LED: This green LED is on when there is activity on the server.
INFO (system information) LED: When this amber LED is on, the server power
supplies are nonredundant, or some other noncritical event has occurred. The event
is recorded in the Error log. Check the Light Path Diagnostics panel for more
detailed information.
FAULT (system-error) LED: This amber LED is on when a system error occurs. An
LED on the Light Path Diagnostics panel will also be on to further isolate the error.
Hard disk drive activity LED: Each hot-swap drive has a hard disk drive activity
LED. When this green LED is flashing, the drive is being accessed.
Hard disk drive status LED: Each hot-swap drive has a hard disk drive status
LED. When this amber LED is on continuously, the drive has failed. If an optional
SCSI or RAID adapter is installed in the server, when the LED flashes slowly (one
flash per second), the drive is being rebuilt. When the LED flashes rapidly (three
flashes per second), the controller is identifying the drive.
Diskette drive activity LED: When this LED is on, it indicates that the diskette
drive is in use.
Diskette-eject button: Press this button to release a diskette from the drive.
CD-ROM drive activity LED: When this LED is on, it indicates that the CD-ROM
drive is in use.
CD-eject button: Press this button to release a CD from the drive.
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Rear view
Notes:
1. The illustrations in this document might differ slightly from your hardware.
2. An amber LED illuminates when a system error or event has occurred. To
identify the error or event, check the LEDs on the Light Path Diagnostics panel
located on the server, or review the Error Log in the Configuration/Setup Utility
program. For complete details about the Light Path Diagnostics panel, see the
Hardware Maintenance Manual and Troubleshooting Guide on the IBM xSeries
Documentation CD. For more information about the Configuration/Setup Utility
program, see “Choices available from the Configuration/Setup Utility main
menu” on page 14.
Ethernet activity
LED
AC power LED
DC power LED
Ethernet link
LED
Hot-swap fan error LED
Ethernet activity LED: When this green LED is on, there is activity between the
server and the network. The Ethernet activity LED is located on the Ethernet
(RJ-45) connector on the rear of the server.
Ethernet link LED: When this green LED is on, there is an active connection on
the Ethernet port. The Ethernet link LED is located on the Ethernet (RJ-45)
connector on the rear of the server.
Hot-swap fan error LEDs: These LEDs provide status information about fans 7, 8,
and 9 (the bottom rear fans in the power-supply bays).
AC power LED: This green LED provides status information about the power
supply. During typical operation, both the ac and dc power LEDs are on.
DC power LED: This green LED provides status information about the power
supply. During typical operation, both the ac and dc power LEDs are on.
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Server power features
This section contains information about how to properly turn your server on and off.
Turning on the server
Statement 13:
DANGER
Overloading a branch circuit is potentially a fire hazard and a shock hazard
under certain conditions. To avoid these hazards, ensure that your system
electrical requirements do not exceed branch circuit protection
requirements. Refer to the information that is provided with your device for
electrical specifications.
After you plug one end of each server power cord into the power-supply outlets on
the rear of the server and the other end of each power cord into an electrical outlet,
the server can start in any of the following ways:
v You can press the power-control button on the front of the server to start the
server.
v
v
v
v
v
Notes:
1. You can install a circular disk over the power-control button to prevent
accidental manual power-off. This disk, known as the power-control button
shield, comes with your server.
2. After you plug the power cords of your server into the electrical outlets, wait
approximately 20 seconds before pressing the power-control button. During
this time, the ISMP is initializing; therefore, the power-control button does not
respond.
If the server is turned on and a power failure occurs, the server will start
automatically when power is restored.
If ac power is present, the server is in Standby mode, and the server is
connected to an Advanced System Management (ASM) interconnect network that
contains at least one system with an optional Remote Supervisor Adapter
installed, the server can be turned on from the Remote Supervisor Adapter user
interface.
If ac power is present, the server is in Standby mode, and an optional Remote
Supervisor Adapter is installed in the server, the server can be turned on from
the Remote Supervisor Adapter user interface.
When you plug in your server for the first time, the Wake on LAN feature can
turn on the server.
If your server was previously turned on, it must be properly placed in Standby
mode for the Wake on LAN feature to turn on the server.
v If your operating system supports the Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE)
option and the PXE option is enabled through the Planar Ethernet PXE/DHCP
menu choice under Start Options on the Configuration/Setup Utility program
menu, the integrated Gigabit Ethernet controller can turn on the server.
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Note: For more detailed information about the PXE option, see “Choices
available from the Configuration/Setup Utility main menu” on page 14. For
information about the integrated Gigabit Ethernet controller, see the Option
Installation Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD.
Complete the following steps to manually turn on the server:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Review the information in “Safety” on page v.
Turn on all external devices, such as the monitor.
Plug the server power cords into the power source.
Press the power-control button on the front of the server.
Note: While the server is turning on, the power-on LED on the front of the
server is lit.
Turning off the server
The server can be turned off in any of the following ways:
v If the system is connected to an ASM interconnect network that contains at least
one system with an optional Remote Supervisor Adapter installed, the system
can be turned off from the Remote Supervisor Adapter user interface.
v If an optional Remote Supervisor Adapter is installed in the system, the system
can be turned off from the Remote Supervisor Adapter user interface.
Complete the following steps to manually turn off the server:
1. Review the information in “Safety” on page v.
2. See your operating system documentation for the proper procedure to shut
down the operating system.
When you turn off the server, observe the following precaution.
Statement 5:
CAUTION:
The power control button on the device and the power switch on the
power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device.
The device also might have more than one power cord. To remove all
electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are
disconnected from the power source.
2
1
3. Press the power-control button on the front of the server. This will put the server
in Standby mode.
Note: You might need to press and hold the power-control button for more than
4 seconds to cause an immediate shutdown of the server and to force it
into Standby mode. You can use this feature if the operating system
stops functioning.
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4. Disconnect the server from the power source.
Note: After disconnecting all the power cords, wait approximately 15 seconds
for your system to stop running. Watch for the power-on LED on the front
of the server to stop flashing.
Standby mode
Standby mode refers to the condition in which the server operating system is not
running and all core logic is shut down except for the optional Remote Supervisor
Adapter. In Standby mode, the server can respond to ISMP requests, such as a
remote request to turn on the server. When the server is in Standby mode, the
power-on LED on the front of the server flashes (when the server is running, the
power-on LED stays on and does not flash).
You can put the server in Standby mode in any of the following ways:
v You can press the power-control button on the server. This starts an orderly
shutdown of the operating system, if this feature is supported by your operating
system.
v If the server is connected to an ASM interconnect network that contains at least
one system with an optional Remote Supervisor Adapter installed, the server can
be placed in Standby mode from the Remote Supervisor Adapter user interface.
v If an optional Remote Supervisor Adapter is installed in the server, the server can
be placed in Standby mode from the Remote Supervisor Adapter user interface.
Attention: You must disconnect all the server power cords from the electrical
outlets to remove all power from the server.
Complete the following steps to put the server in Standby mode:
1. See the operating-system documentation for the proper procedure to shut down
the operating system.
Note: Each operating system is different. Read all the documentation about
shutting down the operating system before continuing.
2. Press the power-control button on the front of the server.
Notes:
a. After you place the server in Standby mode, wait at least 5 seconds before
you turn on the server again.
b. You might need to press and hold the power-control button for more than 4
seconds to cause an immediate shutdown of the operating system and to
force it into Standby mode. You can use this feature if the operating system
stops functioning.
The ISMP can put the server in Standby mode as an automatic response to a
critical system failure. You can also put the server into Standby mode remotely by
means of an optional Remote Supervisor Adapter or through connection to an ASM
interconnect network.
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Chapter 2. Configuring your server
The following configuration programs are provided with your server:
v Configuration/Setup Utility
This program is part of the basic input/output system (BIOS) code that comes
with your server. You can use this program to configure serial and parallel port
assignments, change interrupt request (IRQ) settings, change the drive startup
sequence, set the date and time, and set passwords. See “Using the
Configuration/Setup Utility program” on page 14 for more information.
v SCSISelect Utility program
With the built-in SCSISelect Utility program, you can configure the devices that
are attached to the integrated SCSI controller. Use this program to change
default values, resolve configuration conflicts, and perform a low-level format on
a SCSI hard disk drive. See “Using the SCSISelect utility program” on page 20
for more information.
v ServerGuide CD
The ServerGuide CD includes software setup and installation tools that are
specifically designed for your IBM server. You can use this CD during the initial
installation of your server to configure the server hardware and simplify your
network operating system installation. See Chapter 3, “Using the ServerGuide
CD” on page 23 for more detailed information.
v SCSI or RAID programs
The SCSI or RAID programs come with the optional SCSI or RAID adapter and
with server models that have a SCSI or RAID adapter preinstalled. If your server
has a SCSI or RAID adapter installed, you must use the SCSI or RAID
Configuration program to define and configure your disk-array subsystem before
you install your operating system.
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Using the Configuration/Setup Utility program
This section provides the instructions to start the Configuration/Setup Utility program
and descriptions of the available menu choices.
Starting the Configuration/Setup Utility program
Complete the following steps to start the Configuration/Setup Utility program:
1. Turn on the server and watch the monitor screen.
2. When the message Press F1 for Configuration/Setup appears, press F1.
Note: If you have set both levels of passwords (user and administrator), you
must type the administrator password to access the full
Configuration/Setup Utility menu.
3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
Choices available from the Configuration/Setup Utility main menu
From the Configuration/Setup Utility main menu, you can select settings that you
want to change. The Configuration/Setup Utility main menu is similar to the
following.
Configuration/Setup Utility
• System Summary
• System Information
• Devices and I/O Ports
• Date and Time
• System Security
• Start Options
• Advanced Setup
• Error Logs
Save Settings
Restore Settings
Load Default Settings
Exit Setup
<F1> Help
<Esc> Exit
< ↑ > < ↓ > Move
<Enter> Select
Notes:
1. You can press F1 to display help information for a selected menu item.
2. The choices on some menus might differ slightly, depending on the BIOS
version in your server.
The following choices are available from the main menu:
v System Summary
Select this choice to display configuration information. This includes the type and
speed of the microprocessors and the amount of memory that is installed.
Select this choice to view the microprocessor settings, such as identifiers, cache
sizes, and speeds.
Changes that you make to configuration settings appear on this summary screen.
You cannot edit the fields.
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This choice appears on both the full and limited Configuration/Setup Utility
menus.
v System Information
Select this choice to display information about your server. Changes that you
make on other menus might appear on this summary screen. You cannot edit
any fields. The System Information choice appears only on the full
Configuration/Setup Utility main menu.
– Product Data
Select this choice to view system information, such as the machine type and
model, the server serial number, and the revision level or issue date of the
BIOS that is stored in the flash electrically erasable programmable ROM
(EEPROM).
v Devices and I/O Ports
Select this choice to view or change the assignments for devices and
input/output ports. This choice appears only on the full Configuration/Setup Utility
main menu.
You can use this choice to enable or disable the integrated SCSI, video, and
Ethernet controllers.
– The default setting is Enable for all the controllers. If you select Disable, the
system will not configure the disabled device, and the operating system will
not detect the device. (This is equivalent to unplugging the device.)
– If the on-board SCSI controller is disabled and no other controller and mass
storage device are installed, operating-system startup cannot occur.
– If the video controller is disabled and no video adapter is installed, the server
will have no video capability.
Select System Service Processor Settings to view the interrupt-request setting
(IRQ) that is used by the ISMP (service processor). You can then use the arrow
keys to select a new IRQ setting for the ISMP from the list of available choices.
v Date and Time
Select this choice to set the system date and time and to change the system
time that is sent to the ISMP (service processor) when the server is started. This
choice appears only on the full Configuration/Setup Utility main menu.
The system time is in a 24-hour format (hour:minute:second).
v System Security
Select this choice to set passwords or a system owner’s name. This choice
appears only on the full Configuration/Setup Utility main menu.
You can implement two levels of password protection:
– Power-on Password
Select this choice to set or change a power-on password. See “Using
passwords” on page 19 for more information.
– Administrator Password
If an optional Remote Supervisor Adapter is installed in the server, you can
also set the administrator password and the remote-control password.
Select this choice to set or change an administrator password.
Attention: If an administrator password is set and then forgotten, it cannot
be overridden or removed. You must replace the Remote Supervisor Adapter
in PCI slot 1.
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The administrator password provides access to all choices on the
Configuration/Setup Utility main menu. You can set, change, or delete both
the administrator and power-on passwords and allow a power-on password to
be changed by the user.
See “Using passwords” on page 19 for more information.
v Start Options
Select this choice to view or change the start options. This choice appears only
on the full Configuration/Setup Utility main menu. Start options take effect when
you start your server.
You can select keyboard operating characteristics, such as the keyboard speed.
You also can specify whether the keyboard number lock starts on or off. You also
can enable the server to run without a diskette drive, monitor, or keyboard.
Note: If you attach a standard (non-USB) keyboard to the keyboard port, the
USB ports and devices will be disabled during the power-on self-test
(POST). You might need to enable keyboardless operation to prevent the
POST error message 301 from being displayed during startup. For
detailed information about this option and how to connect it to your server,
refer to the documentation that comes with the option.
The server uses a startup sequence to determine the device from which the
operating system is loaded. For example, you can define a startup sequence that
checks for a startable diskette in the diskette drive, then checks the hard disk
drive in bay 1, and then checks a network adapter.
You can set the Planar Ethernet PXE/DHCP menu choice to enable or disable
the Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) option for the integrated Gigabit
Ethernet controller. The default setting for this menu item is Planar Ethernet,
which enables the PXE option. To disable this option, select Disabled.
If the Boot Fail Count choice is enabled, you can restore the BIOS system
defaults after three consecutive boot failures. If this choice is disabled, the BIOS
system defaults can be loaded only from the Configuration/Setup Utility main
menu.
You can enable a virus-detection test that checks for changes in the master boot
record at startup.
v Advanced Setup
Select this choice to change values for advanced hardware features, such as
cache control, PCI configuration, Hot Spare Memory, and Hyper-Threading
technology. This choice appears only on the full Configuration/Setup Utility main
menu.
A warning message appears above the choices on this menu to alert you that the
system might malfunction if these options are configured incorrectly. Follow the
instructions on the screen carefully.
– System Partition Visibility
Select this choice to indicate whether the System Partition is visible. To make
the System Partition visible, set this value to Visible. To make the System
Partition invisible, set this value to Hidden. See Chapter 3, “Using the
ServerGuide CD” on page 23 for additional information about the System
Partition.
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– Core Chipset Control
Select this choice to modify settings that control features of the core chip set
on the system board.
To maintain optimum system operation in the event of a memory failure, you
can enable the Hot Spare Memory feature on the Core Chipset Control
menu. This feature removes the failed memory from the system configuration
and activates a Hot Spare Memory pair or quad of DIMMs to replace the
failed memory pair or quad of DIMMs. Before you can enable the Hot Spare
Memory feature, you must also install at least one additional memory pair or
quad of DIMMs and adhere to special requirements as described in the
Option Installation Guide on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD. You can also
enable the Memory Remapping feature on the Core Chipset Control menu.
To enable the Hot Spare Memory and Memory Remapping features, change
the values from No to Yes.
– CPU Options
Select this choice to enable or disable the microprocessor cache. In addition,
you can set the microprocessor cache mode to write-back (WB) or
write-through (WT). Selecting write-back mode will provide better system
performance.
– PCI Bus Control
Select this choice to view and identify system resources that are used by PCI
and PCI-X devices. PCI and PCI-X devices automatically communicate with
the server configuration information. This usually results in automatic
configuration of a PCI or PCI-X device.
After making changes, select:
- PCI MLT to assign Master Latency Timer (MLT) values for the PCI and
PCI-X devices in the server.
- PCI Interrupt Routing to assign interrupt values for the PCI and PCI-X
devices in the server.
– Memory Settings
Select this choice to manually enable a pair or quad of DIMMs.
Notes:
1. A pair or quad is also known as a memory bank.
2. You cannot disable memory. Memory can only be disabled by the server.
3. For details on enabling the Hot Spare Memory feature, see the description
of the Core Chipset Control menu under Advanced Setup.
If a memory error is detected during POST or memory configuration, the
server can automatically disable the failing memory pair or quad and continue
operating with reduced memory capacity. If this occurs, you must manually
enable the memory pair or quad after the problem is corrected. Select
Memory Settings from the Advanced Setup menu, and use the arrow keys
to highlight the pair or quad that you want to enable; then, use the arrow keys
to select Enable.
– Integrated System Management Processor Settings
Select this choice to set the server to automatically restart after a
nonmaskable interrupt (NMI) occurs. The default setting for this menu item is
Enabled.
v Error Logs
Select this choice to view or clear error logs.
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– Select POST Error Log to view the three most recent error codes and
messages that the system generated during POST.
Select Clear event/error logs from the POST Error Log menu to clear the
Error log.
– Select System Event/Error Log to view the System Event/Error log. The
System Event/Error log contains all the system error and warning messages
that the system has generated. You can use the arrow keys to move between
pages in the System Event/Error log.
Select Clear event/error logs from the System Event/Error Log menu to
clear the Error or Event log.
v Save Settings
Select this choice to save your customized settings.
v Restore Settings
Select this choice to delete your changes and restore the previous settings.
v Load Default Settings
Select this choice to cancel your changes and restore the factory settings.
v Exit Setup
If you have made any changes, the program will prompt you to save the changes
or exit without saving the changes.
Additional Configuration/Setup Utility menu choices
When you install an optional Remote Supervisor Adapter in your server, you can
view additional menu choices in the Configuration/Setup Utility program, such as:
v System Card Data on the System Information menu
Select this choice to view vital product data (VPD) for some server components.
v PCI Slot Information
Select this choice to view the properties of adapters that are installed in PCI and
PCI-X slots.
Important: You must use the menu selections to save custom settings for the
PCI Slot/Device Information choice. The Save Settings, Restore Settings, and
Load Default Settings choices on the main menu of the Configuration/Setup
Utility do not save the PCI Slot/Device Information settings.
After making changes, select:
– Save and exit the PCI Utility to save the changes and return to the
Advanced Setup choice.
– Exit the PCI Utility without saving changes to ignore the changes, restore
the previous settings, and return to the Advanced Setup choice.
You can use PCI Device Control to enable or disable the PCI and PCI-X slots
from this menu. The default setting is Enable for all the PCI slots. If you select
Disable, the system will not configure the disabled device, and the operating
system will not detect the device. (This is equivalent to unplugging the device.)
v Administrator Password
Select this choice to set or change the administrator password.
v Remote Control Security Settings
Select this choice to set a remote-control password. When you set a
remote-control password, you can also set the number of failed attempts to enter
the correct remote-control password, and the required duration before another
attempt can be made.
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For a list of supported options for your server, go to
http://www.ibm.com/us/compat/ on the World Wide Web. To order an optional
Remote Supervisor Adapter, contact your IBM reseller or IBM marketing
representative.
Using passwords
The System Security choice appears only on the full Configuration/Setup Utility
menu. After you select this choice, you can implement two levels of password
protection: power-on password and administrator password.
Power-on password
After you set a power-on password, you can enable the Unattended Start mode.
This locks the keyboard and mouse but allows the operating system to start. The
keyboard and mouse remain locked until you type the correct password.
You can use any combination of up to seven characters (A–Z, a–z, and 0–9) for
your power-on password. Keep a record of your password in a secure place. When
a power-on password is set, POST is not completed until you type the password. If
you forget the power-on password, you can regain access to the server through one
of the following methods:
v Type the administrator password at the power-on prompt, if an administrator
password has been set. (If necessary, see “Administrator password” for details.)
Start the Configuration/Setup Utility program, and change the power-on
password.
v Change the position of the power-on password override switch (switch 6 on
switch block 2 on the system board) to bypass the power-on password check.
You can then start the Configuration/Setup Utility program and change the
power-on password. See the Option Installation Guide for an illustration.
Notes:
1. Before changing any switch settings or moving any jumpers, turn off the
server; then, disconnect all power cords and external cables.
2. Any system-board switch or jumper blocks that are not shown in the
illustrations in this book are reserved.
Power-on password override (switch 6 on switch block 2): Changing the
position of this switch bypasses the power-on password check if the switch has
been moved since the server was last turned on. You do not need to move the
switch back to the default position after the password is overridden. The default
position is Off. To bypass the power-on password check, change the position to
On.
Changing the position of this switch does not affect the administrator password
check if an administrator password is set.
v Remove the battery and then reinstall the battery (see the Option Installation
Guide).
Administrator password
Select this choice to set an administrator password. The administrator password
provides access to all choices on the Configuration/Setup Utility main menu. You
can set, change, or delete both the administrator and power-on passwords and
allow a power-on password to be changed by the user.
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Attention: If an administrator password is set and then forgotten, it cannot be
overridden or removed. You must replace the Remote Supervisor Adapter in PCI
slot 1.
The following table provides a summary of the password features.
Table 2. Power-on and administrator password features
Type of password
Features
Power-on password
v Type the password to complete the system startup.
v All choices are available on the Configuration/Setup Utility main
menu.
Administrator password
v No password is required to start the system.
v Type the password to access the Configuration/Setup Utility
program.
v All choices are available on the Configuration/Setup Utility main
menu.
Administrator and
power-on password
v You can type either password to complete the system startup.
v The administrator password provides access to all choices on
the Configuration/Setup Utility main menu. You can set,
change, or delete both the administrator and power-on
passwords and allow a power-on password to be changed by
the user.
v The power-on password provides access to a limited set of
choices on the Configuration/Setup Utility main menu. This
limited access might include changing or deleting the power-on
password.
Using the SCSISelect utility program
SCSISelect is a built-in, menu-driven configuration utility program that you can use
to:
v View the default SCSI IDs
v Locate and correct configuration conflicts
v Perform a low-level format on a SCSI hard disk (some servers)
The following sections provide the instructions to start the SCSISelect Utility and
descriptions of the available menu choices.
Note: If your server has a RAID adapter installed, use the configuration method
supplied with the RAID adapter to view or change SCSI settings for attached
devices.
Starting the SCSISelect utility program
Complete the following steps to start the SCSISelect utility program:
1. Turn on the server.
2. When the <<< Press <CTRL><A> for SCSISelect¬ Utility! >>> prompt
appears, press Ctrl+A.
Note: If an administrator password has been set, you are prompted to type the
password to start the SCSISelect Utility program.
3. When prompted, select either channel A (external) or channel B (internal).
4. Use the arrow keys to select a choice from the menu.
v Press Esc to return to the previous menu.
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v Press F5 to switch between color and monochrome modes (if your monitor
permits).
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to change the settings of the selected
items; then, press Enter.
Choices available from the SCSISelect menu
The following choices appear on the SCSISelect Utility menu:
v Configure/View Host Adapter Settings
Select this choice to view or change the SCSI controller settings. To reset the
SCSI controller to its default values, press F6; then, follow the instructions that
appear on the screen.
You can view or change the following controller settings:
– Host Adapter SCSI ID
Select this choice to view the SCSI controller ID, which is usually 7.
– SCSI Parity Checking
The assigned value for this setting is Enabled, and it cannot be changed.
– Host Adapter SCSI Termination
The assigned value for this setting is Enabled, and it cannot be changed.
– Boot Device Options
Select this choice to configure startable device parameters. Before you can
make updates, you must know the ID of the device whose parameters you
want to configure.
– SCSI Device Configuration
Select this choice to configure SCSI device parameters. Before you can make
updates, you must know the ID of the device whose parameters you want to
configure.
Note: The Maximum Sync Transfer Rate represents the transfer rate for Ultra
SCSI devices.
- The transfer rate for Ultra160 LVD devices is 160.0 MBps.
- The transfer rate for Ultra2 SCSI LVD devices is 80.0 MBps.
- The transfer rate for Fast SCSI devices is 20.0 MBps.
– Advanced Configuration Options
Select this choice to view or change the settings for advanced configuration
options.
v SCSI Disk Utilities
Select this choice to view the SCSI IDs that are assigned to each device or to
format a SCSI device.
To use the utility program, select a drive from the list. Read the screens carefully
before making a selection.
Note: If you press Ctrl+A before the selected drives are ready, an Unexpected
SCSI Command Failure screen might appear. Restart the server and
watch the SCSISelect messages as each drive spins up. After the drive
that you want to view or format spins up, press Ctrl+A.
v Format Disk
Attention: The Low-Level Format program erases all data and programs.
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If this choice appears on the SCSISelect menu, select this choice to perform a
low-level format on a hard disk drive. Depending on the hard disk drive capacity,
the Low-Level Format program could take up to 2 hours.
Use the Low-Level Format program:
– When you are installing software that requires a low-level format
– When you get recurring messages from the diagnostic tests directing you to
run the Low-Level Format program on the hard disk drive
– As a last resort before replacing a failing hard disk drive
Note: If your server has a PCI RAID adapter installed, see the RAID adapter
documentation for instructions for performing low-level formats on hard
disk drives attached to the adapter.
To start the Low-Level Format program:
1. If the hard disk drive is working, make a backup copy of all the files and
programs on the hard disk. (See your operating-system information for
instructions.)
2. Select Format Disk; then, follow the instructions on the screen.
Note: A hard disk typically contains more tracks than its stated capacity (to
allow for defective tracks). A message appears on the screen if the
defect limit is reached. If this happens, replace the hard disk drive.
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Chapter 3. Using the ServerGuide CD
The ServerGuide CD includes easy-to-use software setup and installation tools that
are specifically designed for your IBM server. The ServerGuide Setup and
Installation program detects the server model and hardware options that are
installed and uses that information during setup to configure the hardware. The
ServerGuide tools simplify network operating system (NOS) installations by
providing updated device drivers, and in some cases, installing them automatically.
If a later version of the ServerGuide software is available, you can download a free
image of the software, or you can purchase the ServerGuide CD. To download the
latest ServerGuide software, see the ServerGuide page on the IBM Support Web
site at: http://www.ibm.com/pc/qtechinfo/MIGR-4ZKPPT.html/
To purchase the latest ServerGuide CD, see the ServerGuide Updates form that
comes with your server library, or go to the ServerGuide fulfillment Web site at
http://www.ibm.com/pc/coupon/.
The ServerGuide software has these features to make setup easier:
v An easy-to-use interface with online help
v Diskette-free setup, and configuration programs that are based on detected
hardware
v Performance Optimizer program, which easily tunes your ServeRAID adapter
settings for your server environment
v A system BIOS update program, which updates the BIOS code directly from the
CD
v Device drivers that are provided for your server model and detected hardware
v NOS partition size and file-system type that are selectable during setup
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Features at a glance
The following is a summary of ServerGuide features.
Note: Exact features and functions can vary with different versions of the
ServerGuide software. To learn more about the version that you have, start
the Setup and Installation CD and view the online Overview.
Setup and Installation CD
Note: The ServerGuide program
requires a supported IBM server with
an enabled startable (bootable)
CD-ROM drive. Not all features are
supported on all models.
v Sets system date and time.
v Detects the ServeRAID adapter or
controller and runs the ServeRAID
configuration program.
v Updates the licensed internal code
(firmware) level without creating
diskettes.
Setup and Installation CD
(continued)
v Checks the system BIOS code and
microcode (firmware) levels of
supported options to determine
whether a later level is available
from the CD. You can perform
updates without the use of
diskettes.
v Provides the Performance
Optimizer program to easily tune
your ServeRAID adapter settings
for your server environment.
Setup and Installation CD
(continued)
v Creates a Setup Replication
Diskette for replicating setup
selections for other servers of the
same model.
v Provides diskette-free installation
for supported operating systems.
v Provides a replicated installation
path for multiple installations of
supported operating systems.
v Includes an online README file
with links to tips for your hardware
and NOS installation.
v Creates a System Partition on the
Note: Installation requires your NOS
default drive. You can run
server-specific utility programs after CD.
setup.
v Detects installed hardware options
and provides updated device
drivers for most adapters and
devices.
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Setup and configuration overview
When you use the Setup and Installation CD, you do not need setup diskettes. You
can use the CD to configure any supported IBM server model. The setup program
checks your system BIOS, service processors, and other system hardware to
determine if system updates are available. The setup program provides a list of
tasks that are required to set up your server model. On RAID servers, you can run
the ServeRAID Manager program to create logical drives.
Note: Exact features and functions can vary with different versions of the
ServerGuide software.
When you start the Setup and Installation CD, the following happens:
v You are prompted for your language, country, and keyboard layout. (This
information is stored and later passed on to the NOS installation program.)
v The ServerGuide program displays choices for running the configuration
programs. For example:
– The Express Configuration method runs the required programs for your
server, based on the hardware that is detected.
– The Custom Configuration method displays all programs that are available for
your server, and you decide which programs to run.
– The Replicated Configuration method provides the option of duplicating your
setup selections to other servers that are the same model.
v If you select the Custom Configuration method, the following programs are
optional. If you select the Express Configuration method, some or all of these
programs are run, depending on the hardware that is detected.
– The Set Date and Time feature is provided so that you do not have to use the
Configuration/Setup Utility program to access these settings.
– The Clear Hard Disks program is provided so you can delete all partitions on
all hard disk drives. If the server has a ServeRAID adapter installed, you can
select to restore the configuration on the ServeRAID adapter to the factory
default settings.
– The ServerGuide program checks the server BIOS code and microcode
(firmware) levels for supported options and then checks the CD for a newer
level. CD content can be newer than the hardware. The ServerGuide program
can perform a flash update of the BIOS code and supported microcode
(firmware) options without the use of diskettes.
– The ServeRAID program starts, leading you through the entire configuration
process.
– The Performance Optimizer program easily tunes your server for your
environment.
– The ServerGuide program creates a System Partition on the default drive.
v The ServerGuide program displays a confirmation summary, so that you will
know when you have completed all the required tasks. Then, you are ready to
install your NOS.
Notes:
1. Plug and Play adapters are configured automatically. Non-Plug and Play
adapters or non-IBM adapters might require switch settings, additional device
drivers, and installation after the NOS is installed. See the documentation that
comes with the adapter.
2. Diagnostics for your server come in BIOS code or on a separate diagnostics
CD.
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System Partition
The ServerGuide program creates a 50 MB System Partition on the default drive.
The System Partition contains server-specific utility programs such as service
processor disk operating system (DOS) utilities, system diagnostics, flash BIOS
updates, and other programs.
Note: Programs in the System Partition vary by server model, and not all server
models run utility programs from the System Partition. To determine which
ones do, start the Setup and Installation CD and view the online Overview.
After setup is complete, you can access programs in the System Partition by
restarting the server and pressing Alt+F1 when the prompt is displayed. The System
Partition menu displays the programs that are available on your server model.
Typical NOS installation
You can use the ServerGuide program to shorten your installation time. The
ServerGuide program provides the necessary device drivers, based on the
hardware that you have and the NOS that you are installing. The following is a brief
explanation of a typical ServerGuide NOS installation.
Note: Exact features and functions can vary with different versions of the
ServerGuide software.
v After you have completed the setup process, the operating-system installation
program starts. (You will need your copy of the NOS CD to complete the
installation.)
v The ServerGuide program stores information about the server model, service
processor, hard disk controllers, and network adapters. It then checks the CD for
newer device drivers. This information is stored and then passed to the NOS
installation program.
v With some NOS installations, you can create a NOS Replication Diskette for
setting up additional servers. The diskette will contain the Internet protocol (IP)
address, server name, and other selections.
v The ServerGuide program presents NOS partition options that are based on your
NOS selection and the installed hard disk drives.
v If you are installing the NOS from diskette, the ServerGuide program displays the
required diskettes that you must create and the optional diskettes that you might
want to create. The diskettes that you can create are the device-driver diskettes
for the installed adapters or controllers.
The ServerGuide program prompts you to insert your NOS CD and restart the
server. At this point, the installation program for the NOS takes control to complete
the installation.
Setting up or updating multiple servers
You can use the ServerGuide program to create diskettes that help you set up or
update multiple servers. You can modify information on the diskettes as you use
them to set up or update other servers.
Note: Availability and function can vary by server model and by the hardware that
is installed.
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You can create a setup-replication diskette, which contains your hardware
configuration selections. Use this diskette to replicate selections to other servers
that are of the same model.
You can create a NOS-replication diskette, which contains information that you need
to complete multiple installations. This feature supports systems running some
operating systems.
Installing your NOS without ServerGuide
If you have already configured the server hardware and you decide not to use the
ServerGuide program to install your NOS, download the latest NOS installation
instructions from the IBM Support Web page at: http://www.ibm.com/pc/support
1. From the Browse the support site drop-down list on the IBM Support Web
page, select the brand: Servers.
2. From the Family drop-down list, select your server model.
3. From the Technical Information list menu (located on the left side of the web
page), select OS installation. The available installation instructions are
displayed.
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Appendix A. Getting help and technical assistance
If you need help, service, or technical assistance or just want more information
about IBM products, you will find a wide variety of sources available from IBM to
assist you. This chapter contains information about where to go for additional
information about IBM and IBM products, what to do if you experience a problem
with your xSeries or IntelliStation® system, and whom to call for service, if it is
necessary.
Before you call
Before you call, make sure that you have taken these steps to try to solve the
problem yourself:
v Check all cables to make sure that they are connected.
v Check the power switches to make sure that the system is turned on.
v Use the troubleshooting information in your system documentation, and use the
diagnostic tools that come with your system.
v Go to the IBM Support Web site at http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/ to check for
technical information, hints, tips, and new device drivers.
v Use an IBM discussion forum on the IBM Web site to ask questions.
You can solve many problems without outside assistance by following the
troubleshooting procedures that IBM provides in the online help or in the
publications that are provided with your system and software. The information that
comes with your system also describes the diagnostic tests that you can perform.
Most xSeries and IntelliStation systems, operating systems, and programs come
with information that contains troubleshooting procedures and explanations of error
messages and error codes. If you suspect a software problem, see the information
for the operating system or program.
Using the documentation
Information about your IBM xSeries or IntelliStation system and preinstalled
software, if any, is available in the documentation that comes with your system.
That documentation includes printed books, online books, README files, and help
files. See the troubleshooting information in your system documentation for
instructions for using the diagnostic programs. The troubleshooting information or
the diagnostic programs might tell you that you need additional or updated device
drivers or other software. IBM maintains pages on the World Wide Web where you
can get the latest technical information and download device drivers and updates.
To access these pages, go to http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/ and follow the
instructions. Also, you can order publications through the IBM Publications Ordering
System at
http://www.elink.ibmlink.ibm.com/public/applications/publications/cgibin/pbi.cgi.
Getting help and information from the World Wide Web
On the World Wide Web, the IBM Web site has up-to-date information about IBM
xSeries and IntelliStation products, services, and support. The address for IBM
xSeries information is http://www.ibm.com/eserver/xseries/. The address for IBM
IntelliStation information is http://www.ibm.com/pc/intellistation/.
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You can find service information for your IBM products, including supported options,
at http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/. If you click Profile from the support page, you
can create a customized support page. The support page has many sources of
information and ways for you to solve problems, including:
v Diagnosing problems, using the IBM Online Assistant
v Downloading the latest device drivers and updates for your products
v Viewing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
v Viewing hints and tips to help you solve problems
v Participating in IBM discussion forums
v Setting up e-mail notification of technical updates about your products
Software service and support
Through IBM Support Line, you can get telephone assistance, for a fee, with usage,
configuration, and software problems with xSeries servers, IntelliStation
workstations, and appliances. For information about which products are supported
by Support Line in your country or region, go to
http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products/.
For more information about Support Line and other IBM services, go to
http://www.ibm.com/services/, or go to http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/ for support
telephone numbers.
Hardware service and support
You can receive hardware service through IBM Integrated Technology Services or
through your IBM reseller, if your reseller is authorized by IBM to provide warranty
service. Go to http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/ for support telephone numbers.
In the U.S. and Canada, hardware service and support is available 24 hours a day,
7 days a week. In the U.K., these services are available Monday through Friday,
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Appendix B. Warranty information
This section contains information about your warranty period and the service and
support that are provided by your warranty.
Warranty period
The warranty period varies by machine type and country or region.
Contact your place of purchase for warranty service information. Some IBM
Machines are eligible for on-site warranty service depending on the country or
region where service is performed.
Prior to on-site warranty service, you are required to go through problem
determination with an IBM service specialist call center technician.
A warranty period of 3 years on parts and 1 year on labor means that IBM will
provide warranty service without charge for:
1. parts and labor during the first year of the warranty period
2. parts only, on an exchange basis, in the second and third years of the warranty
period. IBM will charge you for any labor it provides in performance of the repair
or replacement.
The IBM Machine Warranties Web site at
http://www.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/ contains a worldwide
overview of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty for IBM Machines, a glossary of
terms used in the Statement of Limited Warranty, Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ), and links to Product Support Web pages. The IBM Statement of Limited
Warranty is available from this Web site in 29 languages in Portable Document
Format (PDF).
Machine - IBM xSeries 255 Type 8685
Country or region
Warranty period
Service delivery method
Japan
Parts - 3 years, labor - 1
year
On-site
Worldwide
3 years
On-site
Problem determination
Prior to on-site warranty service, you are required to go through problem
determination with an IBM service specialist call center technician. The service
specialist will run diagnostic tests on the hardware and check the software.
Running diagnostics
The IBM service specialist will help you determine whether your equipment is
functioning as specified. It might be necessary to isolate the failing xSeries,
Netfinity®, or IntelliStation system; IBM component; or both from any active
production environment to run diagnostics and perform defect-isolation programs.
You are responsible for making the system, IBM component, or both available for
running diagnostics and defect-isolation programs.
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Checking software
The IBM service specialist will help you ensure that the correct BIOS code,
firmware, device drivers, and other supporting IBM software are installed and
correctly configured. It might be necessary to manually gather information about the
relevant software levels or run IBM-approved utility programs to gather this
information. It might be necessary to isolate the failing system from any active
production environment to gather this information. You are responsible, with
assistance from the service specialist, for gathering this information. The IBM
Statement of Limited Warranty does not include on-site assistance with this activity.
Warranty service and support
With the original purchase of an IBM xSeries or IntelliStation system, you have
access to extensive service and support. During the IBM Machine warranty period,
you may call IBM or your reseller for problem-determination assistance under the
terms of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty.
The following services are available during the warranty period:
v Problem determination - Trained personnel are available to assist you with
determining if you have a hardware problem and deciding what action is
necessary to fix the problem.
v IBM hardware repair - If the problem is determined to be caused by IBM
hardware under warranty, trained service personnel are available to provide the
applicable level of service, either on-site or at an IBM service center as
determined by IBM.
v Engineering Change management - Occasionally, there might be changes that
are required after a product has been shipped from IBM. In those instances, IBM
will make Engineering Changes (ECs) available that apply to your hardware.
v Customer replaceable units (CRUs) - Some parts of IBM xSeries and
IntelliStation systems are designated as customer replaceable units. IBM ships
CRUs to you for replacement by you. CRUs include keyboards, monitors,
memory, diskette drives, hard disk drives, and mice (this list is not inclusive of all
CRUs).
The following items are not covered under warranty service:
v Replacement or use of non-IBM parts. All IBM parts contain a 7-character
identification in the format IBM FRU XXXXXXX.
v Identification of software problem sources.
v Installation of customer replaceable units (CRUs).
v Installation and configuration of BIOS code, firmware, or device drivers that are
designated as customer installable.
See the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty for a full explanation of IBM warranty
terms. Be sure to retain your proof of purchase to obtain warranty service.
Please have the following information ready when you call:
v The machine type and model of your IBM hardware product (if available)
v Serial numbers of your IBM hardware products
v A description of the problem
v The exact wording of any error messages
v Hardware and software configuration information
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International Warranty Service
If you travel with your xSeries or IntelliStation system or relocate it to a country or
region where your system is sold and serviced by IBM or IBM resellers authorized
to perform warranty service, International Warranty Service (IWS) is available during
the warranty period. Eligible IBM systems are identified by their four-digit machine
types.
You can obtain IWS through the service delivery method (such as depot, carry-in, or
on-site) provided in the servicing country or region. Service methods and
procedures vary by country or region, and some service or parts might not be
available in all countries and regions. Service centers in certain countries or regions
might not be able to service all models of a particular machine type. In addition,
some countries or regions might have fees and restrictions that apply at the time of
service.
To determine whether your system is eligible for IWS, go to
http://www.ibm.com/pc/support/ and click Warranty lookup.
Purchasing additional services
During and after the warranty period, you can purchase additional services, such as
support for IBM and non-IBM hardware, operating systems, and application
programs; network setup and configuration; upgraded or extended hardware repair
services; and custom installations. Service availability and service name might vary
by country or region.
For more information about these services, contact your IBM marketing
representative.
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IBM Statement of Limited Warranty Z125-4753-06 8/2000
Part 1 - General Terms
This Statement of Limited Warranty includes Part 1 - General Terms and Part 2 Country-unique Terms. The terms of Part 2 replace or modify those of Part 1. The
warranties provided by IBM in this Statement of Limited Warranty apply only to
Machines you purchase for your use, and not for resale, from IBM or your reseller.
The term “Machine” means an IBM machine, its features, conversions, upgrades,
elements, or accessories, or any combination of them. The term “Machine” does not
include any software programs, whether pre-loaded with the Machine, installed
subsequently or otherwise. Unless IBM specifies otherwise, the following warranties
apply only in the country where you acquire the Machine. Nothing in this Statement
of Limited Warranty affects any statutory rights of consumers that cannot be waived
or limited by contract. If you have any questions, contact IBM or your reseller.
The IBM Warranty for Machines: IBM warrants that each Machine 1) is free from
defects in materials and workmanship and 2) conforms to IBM’s Official Published
Specifications (“Specifications”). The warranty period for a Machine is a specified,
fixed period commencing on its Date of Installation. The date on your sales receipt
is the Date of Installation unless IBM or your reseller informs you otherwise.
If a Machine does not function as warranted during the warranty period, and IBM or
your reseller are unable to either 1) make it do so or 2) replace it with one that is at
least functionally equivalent, you may return it to your place of purchase and your
money will be refunded.
Extent of Warranty: The warranty does not cover the repair or exchange of a
Machine resulting from misuse, accident, modification, unsuitable physical or
operating environment, improper maintenance by you, or failure caused by a
product for which IBM is not responsible. The warranty is voided by removal or
alteration of Machine or parts identification labels.
THESE WARRANTIES ARE YOUR EXCLUSIVE WARRANTIES AND REPLACE
ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR
CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. THESE WARRANTIES GIVE YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO
JURISDICTION. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN THAT EVENT, SUCH
WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD. NO
WARRANTIES APPLY AFTER THAT PERIOD.
Items Not Covered by Warranty: IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free
operation of a Machine. Any technical or other support provided for a Machine
under warranty, such as assistance via telephone with “how-to” questions and those
regarding Machine set-up and installation, will be provided WITHOUT
WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND.
Warranty Service: To obtain warranty service for a Machine, contact IBM or your
reseller. If you do not register your Machine with IBM, you may be required to
present proof of purchase.
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During the warranty period, IBM or your reseller, if approved by IBM to provide
warranty service, provides without charge certain types of repair and exchange
service to keep Machines in, or restore them to, conformance with their
Specifications. IBM or your reseller will inform you of the available types of service
for a Machine based on its country of installation. At its discretion, IBM or your
reseller will 1) either repair or exchange the failing Machine and 2) provide the
service either at your location or a service center. IBM or your reseller will also
manage and install selected engineering changes that apply to the Machine.
Some parts of IBM Machines are designated as Customer Replaceable Units
(called “CRUs”), e.g., keyboards, memory, or hard disk drives. IBM ships CRUs to
you for replacement by you. You must return all defective CRUs to IBM within 30
days of your receipt of the replacement CRU. You are responsible for downloading
designated Machine Code and Licensed Internal Code updates from an IBM
Internet Web site or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that
IBM provides.
When warranty service involves the exchange of a Machine or part, the item IBM or
your reseller replaces becomes its property and the replacement becomes yours.
You represent that all removed items are genuine and unaltered. The replacement
may not be new, but will be in good working order and at least functionally
equivalent to the item replaced. The replacement assumes the warranty service
status of the replaced item. Many features, conversions, or upgrades involve the
removal of parts and their return to IBM. A part that replaces a removed part will
assume the warranty service status of the removed part.
Before IBM or your reseller exchanges a Machine or part, you agree to remove all
features, parts, options, alterations, and attachments not under warranty service.
You also agree to
1. ensure that the Machine is free of any legal obligations or restrictions that
prevent its exchange;
2. obtain authorization from the owner to have IBM or your reseller service a
Machine that you do not own; and
3. where applicable, before service is provided:
a. follow the problem determination, problem analysis, and service request
procedures that IBM or your reseller provides;
b. secure all programs, data, and funds contained in a Machine;
c. provide IBM or your reseller with sufficient, free, and safe access to your
facilities to permit them to fulfill their obligations; and
d. inform IBM or your reseller of changes in a Machine’s location.
IBM is responsible for loss of, or damage to, your Machine while it is 1) in IBM’s
possession or 2) in transit in those cases where IBM is responsible for the
transportation charges.
Neither IBM nor your reseller is responsible for any of your confidential, proprietary
or personal information contained in a Machine which you return to IBM or your
reseller for any reason. You should remove all such information from the Machine
prior to its return.
Limitation of Liability: Circumstances may arise where, because of a default on
IBM’s part or other liability, you are entitled to recover damages from IBM. In each
such instance, regardless of the basis on which you are entitled to claim damages
from IBM (including fundamental breach, negligence, misrepresentation, or other
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contract or tort claim), except for any liability that cannot be waived or limited by
applicable laws, IBM is liable for no more than
1. damages for bodily injury (including death) and damage to real property and
tangible personal property; and
2. the amount of any other actual direct damages, up to the charges (if recurring,
12 months’ charges apply) for the Machine that is subject of the claim. For
purposes of this item, the term “Machine” includes Machine Code and Licensed
Internal Code.
This limit also applies to IBM’s suppliers and your reseller. It is the maximum for
which IBM, its suppliers, and your reseller are collectively responsible.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS IBM LIABLE FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
1) THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES (OTHER THAN
THOSE UNDER THE FIRST ITEM LISTED ABOVE); 2) LOSS OF, OR DAMAGE
TO, YOUR RECORDS OR DATA; OR 3) SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR INDIRECT
DAMAGES OR FOR ANY ECONOMIC CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST
PROFITS OR LOST SAVINGS, EVEN IF IBM, ITS SUPPLIERS OR YOUR
RESELLER IS INFORMED OF THEIR POSSIBILITY. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO
NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION
MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Governing Law: Both you and IBM consent to the application of the laws of the
country in which you acquired the Machine to govern, interpret, and enforce all of
your and IBM’s rights, duties, and obligations arising from, or relating in any manner
to, the subject matter of this Agreement, without regard to conflict of law principles.
Part 2 - Country-unique Terms
AMERICAS
BRAZIL
Governing Law: The following is added after the first sentence:Any litigation arising
from this Agreement will be settled exclusively by the court of Rio de Janeiro.
NORTH AMERICA
Warranty Service: The following is added to this Section: To obtain warranty
service from IBM in Canada or the United States, call 1-800-IBM-SERV (426-7378).
CANADA
Governing Law: The following replaces “laws of the country in which you acquired
the Machine” in the first sentence: laws in the Province of Ontario.
UNITED STATES
Governing Law: The following replaces “laws of the country in which you acquired
the Machine” in the first sentence: laws of the State of New York.
ASIA PACIFIC
AUSTRALIA
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The IBM Warranty for Machines: The following paragraph is added to this Section:
The warranties specified in this Section are in addition to any rights you may have
under the Trade Practices Act 1974 or other similar legislation and are only limited
to the extent permitted by the applicable legislation.
Limitation of Liability: The following is added to this Section: Where IBM is in
breach of a condition or warranty implied by the Trade Practices Act 1974 or other
similar legislation, IBM’s liability is limited to the repair or replacement of the goods
or the supply of equivalent goods. Where that condition or warranty relates to right
to sell, quiet possession or clear title, or the goods are of a kind ordinarily acquired
for personal, domestic or household use or consumption, then none of the
limitations in this paragraph apply.
Governing Law: The following replaces “laws of the country in which you acquired
the Machine” in the first sentence: laws of the State or Territory.
CAMBODIA, LAOS, AND VIETNAM
Governing Law: The following replaces “laws of the country in which you acquired
the Machine” in the first sentence:laws of the State of New York.
The following is added to this Section: Disputes and differences arising out of or in
connection with this Agreement shall be finally settled by arbitration which shall be
held in Singapore in accordance with the rules of the International Chamber of
Commerce (ICC). The arbitrator or arbitrators designated in conformity with those
rules shall have the power to rule on their own competence and on the validity of
the Agreement to submit to arbitration. The arbitration award shall be final and
binding for the parties without appeal and the arbitral award shall be in writing and
set forth the findings of fact and the conclusions of law.
All proceedings shall be conducted, including all documents presented in such
proceedings, in the English language. The number of arbitrators shall be three, with
each side to the dispute being entitled to appoint one arbitrator.
The two arbitrators appointed by the parties shall appoint a third arbitrator before
proceeding upon the reference. The third arbitrator shall act as chairman of the
proceedings. Vacancies in the post of chairman shall be filled by the president of
the ICC. Other vacancies shall be filled by the respective nominating party.
Proceedings shall continue from the stage they were at when the vacancy occurred.
If one of the parties refuses or otherwise fails to appoint an arbitrator within 30 days
of the date the other party appoints its, the first appointed arbitrator shall be the
sole arbitrator, provided that the arbitrator was validly and properly appointed.
The English language version of this Agreement prevails over any other language
version.
HONG KONG AND MACAU
Governing Law: The following replaces “laws of the country in which you acquired
the Machine” in the first sentence: laws of Hong Kong Special Administrative
Region.
INDIA
Limitation of Liability: The following replaces items 1 and 2 of this Section:
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1. liability for bodily injury (including death) or damage to real property and tangible
personal property will be limited to that caused by IBM’s negligence;
2. as to any other actual damage arising in any situation involving nonperformance
by IBM pursuant to, or in any way related to the subject of this Statement of
Limited Warranty, IBM’s liability will be limited to the charge paid by you for the
individual Machine that is the subject of the claim.
JAPAN
Governing Law: The following sentence is added to this Section:Any doubts
concerning this Agreement will be initially resolved between us in good faith and in
accordance with the principle of mutual trust.
NEW ZEALAND
The IBM Warranty for Machines: The following paragraph is added to this Section:
The warranties specified in this Section are in addition to any rights you may have
under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 or other legislation which cannot be
excluded or limited. The Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will not apply in respect of
any goods which IBM provides, if you require the goods for the purposes of a
business as defined in that Act.
Limitation of Liability: The following is added to this Section: Where Machines are
not acquired for the purposes of a business as defined in the Consumer
Guarantees Act 1993, the limitations in this Section are subject to the limitations in
that Act.
PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC)
Governing Law: The following replaces this Section: Both you and IBM consent to
the application of the laws of the State of New York (except when local law requires
otherwise) to govern, interpret, and enforce all your and IBM’s rights, duties, and
obligations arising from, or relating in any manner to, the subject matter of this
Agreement, without regard to conflict of law principles.
Any disputes arising from or in connection with this Agreement will first be resolved
by friendly negotiations, failing which either of us has the right to submit the dispute
to the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission in Beijing,
the PRC, for arbitration in accordance with its arbitration rules in force at the time.
The arbitration tribunal will consist of three arbitrators. The language to be used
therein will be English and Chinese. An arbitral award will be final and binding on all
the parties, and will be enforceable under the Convention on the Recognition and
Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (1958).
The arbitration fee will be borne by the losing party unless otherwise determined by
the arbitral award.
During the course of arbitration, this Agreement will continue to be performed
except for the part which the parties are disputing and which is undergoing
arbitration.
EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA (EMEA)
THE FOLLOWING TERMS APPLY TO ALL EMEA COUNTRIES: The terms of this
Statement of Limited Warranty apply to Machines purchased from IBM or an IBM
reseller.
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Warranty Service: If you purchase an IBM Machine in Austria, Belgium, Denmark,
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United
Kingdom, you may obtain warranty service for that Machine in any of those
countries from either (1) an IBM reseller approved to perform warranty service or
(2) from IBM. If you purchase an IBM Personal Computer Machine in Albania,
Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic,
Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia,
Slovak Republic, Slovenia, or Ukraine, you may obtain warranty service for that
Machine in any of those countries from either (1) an IBM reseller approved to
perform warranty service or (2) from IBM.
If you purchase an IBM Machine in a Middle Eastern or African country, you may
obtain warranty service for that Machine from the IBM entity within the country of
purchase, if that IBM entity provides warranty service in that country, or from an
IBM reseller, approved by IBM to perform warranty service on that Machine in that
country. Warranty service in Africa is available within 50 kilometers of an IBM
authorized service provider. You are responsible for transportation costs for
Machines located outside 50 kilometers of an IBM authorized service provider.
Governing Law: The applicable laws that govern, interpret and enforce rights,
duties, and obligations of each of us arising from, or relating in any manner to, the
subject matter of this Statement, without regard to conflict of laws principles, as well
as Country-unique terms and competent court for this Statement are those of the
country in which the warranty service is being provided, except that in 1) Albania,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and
Uzbekistan, the laws of Austria apply; 2) Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, the laws of
Finland apply; 3) Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central
African Republic, Chad, Congo, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial
Guinea, France, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Lebanon,
Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Togo, and Tunisia, this Agreement will
be construed and the legal relations between the parties will be determined in
accordance with the French laws and all disputes arising out of this Agreement or
related to its violation or execution, including summary proceedings, will be settled
exclusively by the Commercial Court of Paris; 4) Angola, Bahrain, Botswana,
Burundi, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Malawi,
Malta, Mozambique, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Rwanda, Sao Tome, Saudi
Arabia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United
Kingdom, West Bank/Gaza, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, this Agreement will be
governed by English Law and disputes relating to it will be submitted to the
exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts; and 5) in Greece, Israel, Italy, Portugal,
and Spain any legal claim arising out of this Statement will be brought before, and
finally settled by, the competent court of Athens, Tel Aviv, Milan, Lisbon, and Madrid,
respectively.
THE FOLLOWING TERMS APPLY TO THE COUNTRY SPECIFIED:
AUSTRIA AND GERMANY
The IBM Warranty for Machines: The following replaces the first sentence of the
first paragraph of this Section: The warranty for an IBM Machine covers the
functionality of the Machine for its normal use and the Machine’s conformity to its
Specifications.
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The following paragraphs are added to this Section:
The minimum warranty period for Machines is six months. In case IBM or your
reseller is unable to repair an IBM Machine, you can alternatively ask for a partial
refund as far as justified by the reduced value of the unrepaired Machine or ask for
a cancellation of the respective agreement for such Machine and get your money
refunded.
Extent of Warranty: The second paragraph does not apply.
Warranty Service: The following is added to this Section: During the warranty
period, transportation for delivery of the failing Machine to IBM will be at IBM’s
expense.
Limitation of Liability: The following paragraph is added to this Section: The
limitations and exclusions specified in the Statement of Limited Warranty will not
apply to damages caused by IBM with fraud or gross negligence and for express
warranty.
The following sentence is added to the end of item 2: IBM’s liability under this item
is limited to the violation of essential contractual terms in cases of ordinary
negligence.
EGYPT
Limitation of Liability: The following replaces item 2 in this Section: as to any
other actual direct damages, IBM’s liability will be limited to the total amount you
paid for the Machine that is the subject of the claim. For purposes of this item, the
term “Machine” includes Machine Code and Licensed Internal Code.
Applicability of suppliers and resellers (unchanged).
FRANCE
Limitation of Liability: The following replaces the second sentence of the first
paragraph of this Section:In such instances, regardless of the basis on which you
are entitled to claim damages from IBM, IBM is liable for no more than: (items 1
and 2 unchanged).
IRELAND
Extent of Warranty: The following is added to this Section: Except as expressly
provided in these terms and conditions, all statutory conditions, including all
warranties implied, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing all
warranties implied by the Sale of Goods Act 1893 or the Sale of Goods and Supply
of Services Act 1980 are hereby excluded.
Limitation of Liability: The following replaces items one and two of the first
paragraph of this Section:1. death or personal injury or physical damage to your
real property solely caused by IBM’s negligence; and 2. the amount of any other
actual direct damages, up to 125 percent of the charges (if recurring, the 12
months’ charges apply) for the Machine that is the subject of the claim or which
otherwise gives rise to the claim.
Applicability of suppliers and resellers (unchanged).
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The following paragraph is added at the end of this Section: IBM’s entire liability
and your sole remedy, whether in contract or in tort, in respect of any default shall
be limited to damages.
ITALY
Limitation of Liability: The following replaces the second sentence in the first
paragraph:In each such instance unless otherwise provided by mandatory law, IBM
is liable for no more than: 1. (unchanged) 2. as to any other actual damage arising
in all situations involving nonperformance by IBM pursuant to, or in any way related
to the subject matter of this Statement of Warranty, IBM’s liability, will be limited to
the total amount you paid for the Machine that is the subject of the claim.
Applicability of suppliers and resellers (unchanged).
The following replaces the third paragraph of this Section: Unless otherwise
provided by mandatory law, IBM and your reseller are not liable for any of the
following: (items 1 and 2 unchanged) 3) indirect damages, even if IBM or your
reseller is informed of their possibility.
SOUTH AFRICA, NAMIBIA, BOTSWANA, LESOTHO AND SWAZILAND
Limitation of Liability: The following is added to this Section: IBM’s entire liability
to you for actual damages arising in all situations involving nonperformance by IBM
in respect of the subject matter of this Statement of Warranty will be limited to the
charge paid by you for the individual Machine that is the subject of your claim from
IBM.
UNITED KINGDOM
Limitation of Liability: The following replaces items 1 and 2 of the first paragraph
of this Section:
1. death or personal injury or physical damage to your real property solely caused
by IBM’s negligence;
2. the amount of any other actual direct damages or loss, up to 125 percent of the
charges (if recurring, the 12 months’ charges apply) for the Machine that is the
subject of the claim or which otherwise gives rise to the claim;
The following item is added to this paragraph: 3. breach of IBM’s obligations implied
by Section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or Section 2 of the Supply of Goods
and Services Act 1982.
Applicability of suppliers and resellers (unchanged).
The following is added to the end of this Section: IBM’s entire liability and your sole
remedy, whether in contract or in tort, in respect of any default shall be limited to
damages.
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Appendix C. Notices
This publication was developed for products and services offered in the U.S.A.
IBM may not offer the products, services, or features discussed in this document in
other countries. Consult your local IBM representative for information on the
products and services currently available in your area. Any reference to an IBM
product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that IBM
product, program, or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product,
program, or service that does not infringe any IBM intellectual property right may be
used instead. However, it is the user’s responsibility to evaluate and verify the
operation of any non-IBM product, program, or service.
IBM may have patents or pending patent applications covering subject matter
described in this document. The furnishing of this document does not give you any
license to these patents. You can send license inquiries, in writing, to:
IBM Director of Licensing
IBM Corporation
North Castle Drive
Armonk, NY 10504-1785
U.S.A.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION PROVIDES THIS
PUBLICATION “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some jurisdictions do not allow disclaimer of express or
implied warranties in certain transactions, therefore, this statement may not apply to
you.
This information could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.
Changes are periodically made to the information herein; these changes will be
incorporated in new editions of the publication. IBM may make improvements and/or
changes in the product(s) and/or the program(s) described in this publication at any
time without notice.
Any references in this publication to non-IBM Web sites are provided for
convenience only and do not in any manner serve as an endorsement of those
Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for this
IBM product, and use of those Web sites is at your own risk.
IBM may use or distribute any of the information you supply in any way it believes
appropriate without incurring any obligation to you.
Edition notice
© COPYRIGHT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, 2002.
All rights reserved.
Note to U.S. Government Users — Documentation related to restricted rights —
Use, duplication or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in GSA ADP
Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.
© Copyright IBM Corp. 2002
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Trademarks
The following terms are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation
in the United States, other countries, or both:
Active Memory
Active PCI
Active PCI-X
Alert on LAN
C2T Interconnect
Chipkill
EtherJet
e-business logo
FlashCopy
IBM
Light Path Diagnostics
NetBAY
Netfinity
NetView
OS/2 WARP
Predictive Failure Analysis
PS/2
ServeRAID
ServerGuide
ServerProven
TechConnect
Tivoli
Tivoli Enterprise
Update Connector
Wake on LAN
XA-32
XA-64
X-Architecture
XceL4
XpandOnDemand
xSeries
Lotus, Lotus Notes, and Domino are trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation
and/or IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.
Intel, Celeron, MMX, LANDesk, Pentium, Pentium II Xeon, Pentium III Xeon, and
Xeon are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States, other countries, or
both.
Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in
the United States, other countries, or both.
UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other
countries.
Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
Other company, product, or service names may be the trademarks or service marks
of others.
Important notes
Processor speeds indicate the internal clock speed of the microprocessor; other
factors also affect application performance.
CD-ROM drive speeds list the variable read rate. Actual speeds vary and are often
less than the maximum possible.
When referring to processor storage, real and virtual storage, or channel volume,
KB stands for approximately 1000 bytes, MB stands for approximately 1 000 000
bytes, and GB stands for approximately 1 000 000 000 bytes.
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When referring to hard disk drive capacity or communications volume, MB stands
for 1 000 000 bytes, and GB stands for 1 000 000 000 bytes. Total user-accessible
capacity may vary depending on operating environments.
Maximum internal hard disk drive capacities assume the replacement of any
standard hard disk drives and population of all hard disk drive bays with the largest
currently supported drives available from IBM.
Maximum memory may require replacement of the standard memory with an
optional memory module.
IBM makes no representation or warranties regarding non-IBM products and
services that are ServerProven®, including but not limited to the implied warranties
of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. These products are offered
and warranted solely by third parties.
IBM makes no representations or warranties with respect to non-IBM products.
Support (if any) for the non-IBM products is provided by the third party, not IBM.
Some software may differ from its retail version (if available), and may not include
user manuals or all program functionality.
Electronic emission notices
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) statement
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the
equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause
harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the
interference at his own expense.
Properly shielded and grounded cables and connectors must be used in order to
meet FCC emission limits. Properly shielded and grounded cables and connectors
must be used in order to meet FCC emission limits.IBM is not responsible for any
radio or television interference caused by using other than recommended cables
and connectors or by using other than recommended cables and connectors or by
unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment. Unauthorized changes or
modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Industry Canada Class A emission compliance statement
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Avis de conformité à la réglementation d’Industrie Canada
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Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
Australia and New Zealand Class A statement
Attention: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may
cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate
measures.
United Kingdom telecommunications safety requirement
Notice to Customers
This apparatus is approved under approval number NS/G/1234/J/100003 for indirect
connection to public telecommunication systems in the United Kingdom.
European Union EMC Directive conformance statement
This product is in conformity with the protection requirements of EU Council
Directive 89/336/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States
relating to electromagnetic compatibility. IBM cannot accept responsibility for any
failure to satisfy the protection requirements resulting from a nonrecommended
modification of the product, including the fitting of non-IBM option cards.
This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class A
Information Technology Equipment according to CISPR 22/European Standard EN
55022. The limits for Class A equipment were derived for commercial and industrial
environments to provide reasonable protection against interference with licensed
communication equipment.
Attention: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may
cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate
measures.
Taiwanese Class A warning statement
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Japanese Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI) statement
Power cords
For your safety, IBM provides a power cord with a grounded attachment plug to use
with this IBM product. To avoid electrical shock, always use the power cord and
plug with a properly grounded outlet.
IBM power cords used in the United States and Canada are listed by Underwriter’s
Laboratories (UL) and certified by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).
For units intended to be operated at 115 volts: Use a UL-listed and CSA-certified
cord set consisting of a minimum 18 AWG, Type SVT or SJT, three-conductor cord,
a maximum of 15 feet in length and a parallel blade, grounding-type attachment
plug rated 15 amperes, 125 volts.
For units intended to be operated at 230 volts (U.S. use): Use a UL-listed and
CSA-certified cord set consisting of a minimum 18 AWG, Type SVT or SJT,
three-conductor cord, a maximum of 15 feet in length and a tandem blade,
grounding-type attachment plug rated 15 amperes, 250 volts.
For units intended to be operated at 230 volts (outside the U.S.): Use a cord set
with a grounding-type attachment plug. The cord set should have the appropriate
safety approvals for the country in which the equipment will be installed.
IBM power cords for a specific country or region are usually available only in that
country or region.
IBM power cord part
number
Used in these countries and regions
13F9940
Argentina, Australia, China (PRC), New Zealand, Papua New
Guinea, Paraguay, Uruguay, Western Samoa
13F9979
Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Austria, Belgium, Benin,
Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep.,
Chad, China (Macau S.A.R.), Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland,
France, French Guiana, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Hungary,
Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Lebanon,
Luxembourg, Malagasy, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius,
Monaco, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Caledonia,
Niger, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Slovakia,
Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, former
USSR, Vietnam, former Yugoslavia, Zaire, Zimbabwe
13F9997
Denmark
14F0015
Bangladesh, Burma, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka
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IBM power cord part
number
Used in these countries and regions
14F0033
Antigua, Bahrain, Brunei, Channel Islands, China (Hong Kong
S.A.R.), Cyprus, Dubai, Fiji, Ghana, India, Iraq, Ireland, Kenya,
Kuwait, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Nepal, Nigeria, Polynesia, Qatar,
Sierra Leone, Singapore, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom,
Yemen, Zambia
14F0051
Liechtenstein, Switzerland
14F0069
Chile, Ethiopia, Italy, Libya, Somalia
14F0087
Israel
1838574
Thailand
6952301
Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman
Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El
Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan,
Korea (South), Liberia, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua,
Panama, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Suriname, Taiwan,
Trinidad (West Indies), United States of America, Venezuela
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Index
A
AC power LED 9
acoustical noise emissions 3
ACT (activity) LED 8
Active PCI (hot-plug) components
activity LEDs
CD-ROM drive 8
diskette drive 8
server 8
adapter
specifications 3
administrator password 19
availability features 6
electrical input 3
electronic emission Class A notice
environment 3
Ethernet activity LED 9
Ethernet link LED 9
4
F
FAULT (system-error) LED 8
FCC Class A notice 45
features 3, 4
ServerGuide 24
forgotten power-on password, bypassing
hard disk drive activity LED 8
hard disk drive status LED 8
heat output 3
hot-swap drive
specifications 3
hot-swap fan error LED 9
19
C
CD
eject button 8
CD-ROM drive
activity LED 8
specifications 3
CDs
ServerGuide 24
Class A electronic emission notice 45
configuration
Configuration/Setup Utility 13
Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) option
RAID programs 13
SCSISelect Utility 13
server 13
ServerGuide CDs 13
with ServerGuide 25
Configuration/Setup Utility program 13, 14
controls 7
cooling 3
D
data rate
SCSI devices 21
DC power LED 9
diskette
eject button 8
diskette drive
activity LED 8
specifications 3
E
eject button
CD 8
diskette 8
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H
B
bypassing an unknown power-on password
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I
indicators 7
INFO (information) LED 8
information LED 8
16
L
LEDs
AC power 9
activity 8
CD-ROM drive activity 8
DC power 9
diskette drive activity 8
Ethernet activity 9
Ethernet link 9
front view 7
hard disk drive activity 8
hard disk drive status 8
hot-swap fan error 9
information 8
power-on 7
rear view 9
system error 8
system power 7
M
memory
specifications
memory module
specifications
microprocessor
specifications
3
3
3
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N
setup
with ServerGuide 25
shield
power-control button 8, 10
shutting down the server 11
size 3
SMP 1
software coupon
ServerGuide 23
specifications 3
Standby mode 12
Start options 16
starting the server 10
Startup Sequence Options 16
status lights 7, 9
stopping the server 11
switch
power-on password override
symmetric multiprocessing 1
system information LED 8
system power LED 7
system-error LED 8
NOS installation
with ServerGuide 26
without ServerGuide 27
notes, important 44
notices
electronic emission 45
FCC, Class A 45
used in this book 4
P
parity checking, SCSI 21
password
administrator 19
override switch 19
power-on 19
PCI-X expansion slots 3
power supply
specifications 3
power-control button 7
power-control button shield 8, 10
power-on LED 7
power-on password 19
power-on password override switch 19
Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) option
R
RAID programs 13
reliability features 6
reset button 8
19
T
16
temperature 3
trademarks 44
transfer rate
SCSI devices 21
turning off the server 11
turning on the server 10
U
S
SCSI
parity checking 21
transfer rates for devices 21
SCSISelect Utility
parity checking 21
SCSISelect Utility program 13, 20
ServerGuide
CDs 13
features 24
NOS installation 26
setting up multiple servers 26
using 23
serviceability features 6
setting
password override switch 19
setting up
multiple servers 26
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United States electronic emission Class A notice
United States FCC Class A notice 45
utility
format disk 21
V
video controller 3
video specifications
W
Web site 1
ServerGuide 23
weight 3
World Wide Web 1
3
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