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  • Page 1 ThinkServer TD350 Operating System Installation Guide...
  • Page 2 Me First and Safety, Warranty, and Support Information that came with your product. Second Edition (November 2014) © Copyright Lenovo 2014. LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If data or software is delivered pursuant a General Services Administration “GSA” contract, use, reproduction, or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in Contract No. GS-35F-05925.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    ....system in UEFI mode ..29 Installing the driver for an Ethernet card . . . © Copyright Lenovo 2014...
  • Page 4 Installing drivers for the VMware hypervisor . . . Installing drivers for the SUSE Linux Enterprise Trademarks ....Server 11 operating system with Service Pack 3 . ThinkServer TD350 Operating System Installation Guide...
  • Page 5: Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 1. Introduction ® ® This document provides instructions on how to install an operating system on the Lenovo ThinkServer TD350 server. The supported operating systems vary by the configuration on your server. The following table provides a list on the supported operating systems for your server.
  • Page 6: Hyper-v Server 2012

    It is recommended by Microsoft that you install the Hyper-V Server 2012 operating system on the following storage devices: • Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate • Super Talent Express RC8 • Western Digital My Passport Enterprise For detailed information, go to: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj733589.aspx ThinkServer TD350 Operating System Installation Guide...
  • Page 7: Chapter 2. Installing An Operating System In Legacy Mode

    • VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 2 • VMware ESXi 5.1 P5 Before installing an operating system in legacy mode This topic contains the following items: • “Preparing the driver” on page 4 • “Configuring the BIOS setting” on page 4 © Copyright Lenovo 2014...
  • Page 8: Preparing The Driver

    Preparing the driver Before installing an operating system in legacy mode, download your desired driver from the Lenovo Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/drivers. Then, copy the driver to a USB storage device. If the operating system is installed on a storage area network (SAN), download the driver for the host bus adapter (HBA) or converged network adapter (CNA) that is connected to the SAN.
  • Page 9: Installing The Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Operating System

    8. Do one of the following: • If the server configuration is set as RAID, do the following: a. In the Where do you want to install Windows? window, connect the USB storage device that contains the driver to your server and then click Load Driver. b.
  • Page 10: Installing The Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on Operating System

    3. In the Installing Windows window, configure the language and other options as you need and then click Next. 4. Click Install now. 5. Select the operating system that you want to install, and then click Next. ThinkServer TD350 Operating System Installation Guide...
  • Page 11: Installing The Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Operating System

    6. Read the license terms and select I accept the license terms. Then, click Next. 7. Select the type of installation as you need. The following steps are based on the scenario that Custom (Advanced) is selected in this step. 8.
  • Page 12 25. In the Add a network administrator account window, set your user name and password. Then, click Next. Note: The password must contain at least eight characters and consist of upper case letters, lower case letters, and numbers. ThinkServer TD350 Operating System Installation Guide...
  • Page 13: Installing The Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Operating System

    26. In the That is all the information needed window, click Next to restart the server. When the Installation finished window is displayed, the operating system installation is completed. Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 operating system This topic provides instructions on how to install the following operating systems: •...
  • Page 14: Installing The Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials Operating System

    Connect the USB storage device that contains the driver for the Ethernet card to your server. b. Go to Device Manager, and then right-click Ethernet Controller. c. Click Update Driver Software ➙ Browse my computer for driver software. ThinkServer TD350 Operating System Installation Guide...
  • Page 15: Installing The Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Operating System

    d. Click Browse to go to the folder where the driver is stored, and then click Next. e. In the Windows has successfully updated your driver software window, click Close. 13. Configure the date and time as you need, and then click Next. 14.
  • Page 16: Installing The Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Operating System

    Click OK. The Select the driver to be installed window is displayed. d. Select Hide drivers that aren’t compatible with the hardware on this computer, and then select the driver that you want to install on your server. Click Next. ThinkServer TD350 Operating System Installation Guide...
  • Page 17: Installing The Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard Operating System

    • If the server configuration is set as IDE or AHCI, go to next step. Note: If the server configuration is set as AHCI, ensure that you install AHCI drivers after operating system installation. See “Installing the driver for the SATA AHCI” on page 43. 9.
  • Page 18: Installing The Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard Operating System

    10. In the Windows Storage Server Setup window, click OK. 11. Ensure that the drive partition is correct, and then click Next. The installation begins. Note: The server restarts several times during the installation. ThinkServer TD350 Operating System Installation Guide...
  • Page 19: Installing The Microsoft Windows Multipoint Server 2012 Operating System

    12. When the Settings window is displayed, set an administrator password and click Finish. When prompted, follow the instructions on the screen to log in to the operating system. Installing the Microsoft Windows Multipoint Server 2012 operating system This topic provides instructions on installing the following operating systems: •...
  • Page 20: Installing The Microsoft Windows 8 Operating System

    11. Type the amount of space (in MB), and then click Apply. 12. In the Windows Setup window, click OK. 13. Ensure that the drive partition is correct, and then click Next. The installation begins. Note: The server restarts several times during the installation. ThinkServer TD350 Operating System Installation Guide...
  • Page 21: Installing The Microsoft Windows 8.1 Operating System

    14. Personalize the server by typing the user name, and then click Next. 15. In the Settings window, configure the settings as you need. 16. In the Sign in to your PC window, configure the settings as you need. Then, click Finish and follow the instructions on the screen to log in to the operating system.
  • Page 22: Installing The Hyper-v Server 2008 R2 Operating System With Service Pack 1

    To install the Hyper-V Server 2012 operating system, do the following: 1. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup device. Then, start the server from the optical drive. ThinkServer TD350 Operating System Installation Guide...
  • Page 23: Installing The Hyper-v Server 2012 R2 Operating System

    2. If the message Press any key to boot from CD or DVD is displayed, press any key. If the message Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] is displayed, press Enter. Wait several minutes for the system to load the files. 3. When the Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 window is displayed, configure the language and other options as you need and then click Next.
  • Page 24: Installing The Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 Operating System With Service Pack 3

    Before you start the operating system installation, do the following: 1. Download the driver for RAID from the Lenovo Web site to your server. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available on the Lenovo Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/drivers.
  • Page 25 • If the server configuration is set as onboard RAID, in the welcome window, select Installation and press F6. Then, select Yes and type brokenmodules=ahci. When the Driver Updated added windows is displayed, click OK. When the Please choose the Driver Update medium window is displayed, click Back.
  • Page 26 21. In the Hardware Configuration window, click Next. 22. In the Installation Completed window, click Finish. Note: If the YaST window is displayed, click Continue. 23. Follow the instructions on the screen to log in to the operating system. ThinkServer TD350 Operating System Installation Guide...
  • Page 27: Installing The Red Hat Enterprise Linux As 6.5 Operating System

    Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.5 operating system This topic provides instructions on how to install the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.5 (x32 or x64) operating system. Note: If the server configuration is set as RAID, connect the USB storage device to your server before the operating system installation.
  • Page 28 19. In the Set Up Software Updates window, configure the settings as you need, and then click Forward. 20. In the Finish Updates Setup window, click Forward. 21. Set your user name and password and then click Forward. ThinkServer TD350 Operating System Installation Guide...
  • Page 29: Installing The Red Hat Enterprise Linux As 7 Operating System

    To install the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 7 (x64) operating system, do the following: 1. Download the drivers from the Lenovo Web site. Unzip the drivers if necessary. Then, copy the drivers to a USB storage device or burn the drivers to a disc.
  • Page 30: Installing The Vmware Hypervisor

    2. When the “Welcome to the VMware ESXi 5.5.0 Installation” window is displayed, press Enter. 3. When the End User License Agreement (EULA) window is displayed, press F11. 4. When the “Select a Disk to Install or Upgrade” window is displayed, press Enter. ThinkServer TD350 Operating System Installation Guide...
  • Page 31 5. Select a keyboard layout as you need, and then press Enter. 6. Set the password as you need, and then press Enter. Notes: • The password must contain at least seven characters. • If you are installing the VMware ESXi 5.1 P5 and you do not want to set the password, press Enter. 7.
  • Page 32 ThinkServer TD350 Operating System Installation Guide...
  • Page 33: Chapter 3. Installing An Operating System In Uefi Mode

    • VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 2 • VMware ESXi 5.1 P5 Before installing an operating system in UEFI mode This topic contains the following items: • “Preparing the driver” on page 30 • “Configuring the BIOS setting” on page 30 © Copyright Lenovo 2014...
  • Page 34: Preparing The Driver

    Preparing the driver Before installing an operating system in UEFI mode, download your desired driver from the Lenovo Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/drivers. Then, copy the driver to a USB storage device. If the operating system is installed on a storage area network (SAN), download the driver for the host bus adapter (HBA) or converged network adapter (CNA) that is connected to the SAN.
  • Page 35: Installing The Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on Operating System

    Installing the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on operating system To install the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on operating system, see “Installing the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on operating system” on page 6. Installing the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 operating system This topic provides information about installing the following operating systems: •...
  • Page 36: Installing The Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard Operating System

    Before you start the operating system installation, do the following: 1. Download the driver for RAID from the Lenovo Web site to your server. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available on the Lenovo Web site at...
  • Page 37 Unzip the driver file if necessary. The extension of the driver file is .img usually. 2. Save the driver file to the root directory, and then type the following commands: cd/root mkdir img mount -oloop *.img 3. A folder named as 01 or 02 is created. Copy the folder to the root directory of a USB storage device.
  • Page 38 21. In the Hardware Configuration window, click Next. 22. In the Installation Completed window, click Finish. 23. Follow the instructions on the screen to log in to the operating system. Note: If the YaST window is displayed, click Continue or Yes. ThinkServer TD350 Operating System Installation Guide...
  • Page 39: Installing The Red Hat Enterprise Linux As 6.5 Operating System

    Installing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.5 operating system This topic provides instructions on installing the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 6.5 operating system (x64). Note: If the server configuration is set as RAID, connect the USB storage device to your server before the operating system installation.
  • Page 40 Continue. • Do not select tboot-1.7.4–1.el6.x86_64 - Performs a verified launch using Intel TXT in the software list. 16. After the installation is completed, click Reboot to restart your server. ThinkServer TD350 Operating System Installation Guide...
  • Page 41: Installing The Red Hat Enterprise Linux As 7 Operating System

    Note: If the operating system is to be installed on SAN, download the instructional file How to Create a Customized VMWare ESXi ISO Image from http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/servers/thinkserver-rack-servers/thinkserver-rd650/documents /HT100820?tabName=Solutions. Then, follow the instructions to prepare the ISO file. To install the VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 2, do the following: 1.
  • Page 42 ThinkServer TD350 Operating System Installation Guide...
  • Page 43: Chapter 4. Installing Drivers

    To install the driver for the chipset, do the following: 1. Download the driver for the chipset from the Lenovo Web site. If the driver is a compressed file, unzip it to a folder. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available for download on the Lenovo Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/drivers...
  • Page 44: Installing The Driver For An Onboard Graphics Card

    To install the driver, do the following: 1. Download the driver for an Ethernet card from the Lenovo Web site. If the driver is a compressed file, unzip it to a folder. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available for download on the Lenovo Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/drivers...
  • Page 45: Installing The Driver For Usb 3.0 Connectors

    To install the driver for the LPe16002B HBA card, do the following: 1. Download the driver for the HBA card from the Lenovo Web site. If the driver is a compressed file, unzip it to a folder. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available for download on the Lenovo Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/drivers...
  • Page 46: Installing The Driver For A Cna Card

    To install the driver, do the following: 1. Download the driver for the CNA card from the Lenovo Web site. If the driver is a compressed file, unzip it to a folder. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available for download on the Lenovo Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/drivers...
  • Page 47: Installing The Driver For The Thinkserver Trusted Platform Module

    To install the driver for the ThinkServer Trusted Platform Module (TPM), do the following: 1. Download the driver for the TPM from the Lenovo Web site. If the driver is a compressed file, unzip it to a folder. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available for download on the Lenovo Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/drivers...
  • Page 48: Installing The Driver For The Pmc 8885e

    To install the driver for the PMC 8885e, do the following: 1. Download the corresponding driver from the Lenovo Web site. If the driver is a compressed file, unzip it to a folder. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available for download on the Lenovo Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/drivers...
  • Page 49: Installing Drivers For An Onboard Graphics Card

    To install the driver for an Ethernet card, do the following: 1. Download the driver for the Ethernet card from the Lenovo Web site to your server. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available on the Lenovo Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/drivers...
  • Page 50: Installing Drivers For A Cna Card

    To install drivers for a CNA card, do the following: 1. Download the driver for a CNA card from the Lenovo Web site to your server. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available on the Lenovo Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/drivers...
  • Page 51: Installing Drivers For The Pmc 8885e

    To install the driver for the PMC 8885e, do the following: 1. Download the corresponding driver from the Lenovo Web site. If the driver is a compressed file, unzip it to a folder. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available for download on the Lenovo Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/drivers...
  • Page 52: Installing The Driver For An Ethernet Card

    To install the driver for an Ethernet card, do the following: 1. Download the driver for an Ethernet card from the Lenovo Web site. If the driver is a compressed file, unzip it to a folder. Then, copy the folder to your USB storage device and connect the USB storage device to your server.
  • Page 53: Installing The Driver For A Cna Card For Fcoe, Iscsi, And Nic Protocols

    To install the driver for a CNA card for FCoE, iSCSI, and NIC protocols, do the following: 1. Download the driver for a CNA card from the Lenovo Web site. If the driver is a compressed file, unzip it to a folder. Then, copy the folder to your USB storage device and connect the USB storage device to your server.
  • Page 54: Installing The Driver For A Raid Card

    To install the driver for a RAID card, do the following: 1. Download the corresponding driver for the RAID card from the Lenovo Web site. If the driver is a compressed file, unzip it to a folder. Then, copy the folder to your USB storage device and connect the USB storage device to your server.
  • Page 55: Installing The Driver For An Onboard Graphics Card

    To install the driver for an Ethernet card, do the following: 1. Download the driver for an Ethernet card from the Lenovo Web site. If the driver is a compressed file, unzip it to a folder. Then, copy the folder to your USB storage device and connect the USB storage device to your server.
  • Page 56: Installing The Driver For The Lpe16002b Hba Card

    To install the driver for a CNA card for FCoE, iSCSI, and NIC protocols, do the following: 1. Download the driver for a CNA card from the Lenovo Web site. If the driver is a compressed file, unzip it to a folder. Then, copy the folder to your USB storage device and connect the USB storage device to your server.
  • Page 57: Installing The Driver For A Raid Card

    To install drivers for the VMware hypervisor, do the following: 1. Download the driver file from the Lenovo Support Web site. Ensure that the name of the driver file you download is offline-bundle.zip. The most up-to-date device drivers for various server models are always available on the Lenovo Support Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/drivers...
  • Page 58: Trademarks

    8. In the vSphere Client inventory, right-click the host and select Exit Maintenance Mode. Trademarks Lenovo, the Lenovo logo, and ThinkServer are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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