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xSeries 350

Installation Guide

Welcome. . .
Thank you for buying an
IBM xSeries server.
Installation Guide
This server
contains information for setting
up and configuring your server.
For detailed information
about your server, view the
User's Reference
on the
Documentation CD.
You can also find the most
current information about your
server on the IBM Web site at:
http://www.ibm.com/pc/support
Install options:
• Drives
• Microprocessors
®
• Adapters
• Memory
Install the server in
the rack, if required
Cable the server
and options
Start the server
Did the server
start correctly?
Use ServerGuide™
to setup and
configure hardware
Did configuration
complete?
Use
ServerGuide to
install operating
system?
Use ServerGuide to
install applications,
such as IBM systems
management software
and IBM ServeRAID
programs
System is ready to use.
Go to the Server Support
flow chart to register
and profile your server.
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  Summary of Contents for IBM eServer 350 xSeries

  • Page 1: Installation Guide

    Documentation CD. Did configuration You can also find the most complete? current information about your server on the IBM Web site at: http://www.ibm.com/pc/support ServerGuide to Go to the Web for Instructions, install operating http://www.ibm.com/pc/support system? Use ServerGuide to...
  • Page 2: Server Support

    Register and profile your server properly? After you register and profile, you will be able to: • Diagnose problems using the IBM Online Assistant • Participate in the IBM discussion forum • Receive e-mail notifications of technical updates related to your profiled products...
  • Page 3 IBM xSeries 350 Installation Guide SC21-P902-50...
  • Page 4 Before using this information and the product it supports, read the general information in “Appendix A. Warranties and notices,” on page 31. First Edition (March 2001) © Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 2001. All rights reserved. US Government Users Restricted Rights – Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Warranty Statements ......31 IBM Statement of Limited Warranty for United States, Specifications and features .
  • Page 6 IBM xSeries 350: Installation Guide...
  • Page 7: Safety

    Avant de procéder à l'installation de ce produit, lisez le manuel Safety Information. Vor Beginn der Installation die Broschüre mit Sicherheitshinweisen lesen. Przed zainstalowaniem tego produktu należy przeczytać broszurę Informacje Dotyczące Bezpieczeństwa. Prima di installare questo prodotto, leggere l'opuscolo contenente le informazioni sulla sicurezza. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2001...
  • Page 8 Preden namestite ta izdelek, preberite knjižico Varnostne informacije. Antes de instalar este producto, lea la Información de Seguridad. Läs säkerhetsinformationen innan du installerar den här produkten. Installálás el tt olvassa el a Biztonsági el írások kézikönyvét ! IBM xSeries 350: Installation Guide...
  • Page 9 Statement 1 Danger Electrical current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid a shock hazard: • Do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform installation, maintenance, or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical storm. • Connect all power cords to a properly wired and grounded electrical outlet.
  • Page 10 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.
  • Page 11 Statement 4 ≥18 kg (39.7 lbs) ≥32 kg (70.5 lbs) ≥55 kg (121.2 lbs) CAUTION: Use safe practices when lifting. Statement 5 CAUTION: The power control button on the device and the power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device. The device also might have more than one power cord.
  • Page 12: Handling Static-Sensitive Devices

    (If your device is an adapter, place it component side up.) Do not place the device on your system unit cover or on a metal table. • Take additional care when handling devices during cold weather because heating reduces indoor humidity and increases static electricity. IBM xSeries 350: Installation Guide...
  • Page 13: Chapter 1.Introduction

    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. See the Rack Installation Instructions for complete rack installation and removal instructions.
  • Page 14: Specifications And Features

    Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA) • Maximum: Three • S3 video controller approximately: Redundant cooling: • Compatible with SVGA and VGA — Minimum: 0.08 kVA • 8 MB video memory — Maximum: 0.52 kVA Six hot-swap fans IBM xSeries 350: Installation Guide...
  • Page 15: Notices Used In This Book

    This information product contains notices that relate to a specific topic. The Caution and Danger notices also appear in the multilingual safety booklet that comes with your IBM product. Each notice is numbered for easy reference to the corresponding notices in the Safety Book on the xSeries Documentation CD.
  • Page 16 Terminator card Memory board Microprocessor Advanced System Management Hot-swap fans Interconnect board System board Hot-swap drive tray assembly Hot-swap fans Filler panel for hot-swap drive tray Filler panel for power supply bay Diagnostics panel Power supply IBM xSeries 350: Installation Guide...
  • Page 17: Chapter 2.Installing Options

    Slots 2–4 support hot-plug, 64-bit, 66-MHz, PCI adapters. • Slots 5 and 6 support hot-plug, 64-bit, 33 MHz, PCI adapters. For more detailed instructions and information, see the User’s Reference on the xSeries Documentation CD. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2001...
  • Page 18 If you are installing a non-hot-plug adapter, turn off the server and disconnect all cables. Remove the top cover. Select a slot, open the tab and adapter retention latch, and remove the expansion- slot cover. Open the adapter-retention cover at the rear of the adapter assembly. IBM xSeries 350: Installation Guide...
  • Page 19 Install the top cover. If you installed a non-hot-plug adapter, connect all cables and power cords. ® To cable an IBM ServeRAID adapter: Review the information in “Safety” on page v. Turn off the server and disconnect all cables.
  • Page 20 Do not place the SCSI cable fold on top of the fan assembly. • Do not route the SCSI cable over the memory board assembly. Plastic dividers ServeRAID adapter SCSI connector Fan assembly (J38) release latch IBM xSeries 350: Installation Guide...
  • Page 21: Installing Memory Options

    Connect the cable to an internal channel connector on the ServeRAID adapter. ServeRAID adapter DASD Memory SP Bus A B C Event Log Power Supply Non Red 1 2 3 Over Spec Temp Installing memory options Before you install memory, review the following: •...
  • Page 22 Install the DIMMs in the connectors. Memory slot 1 Memory slot 9 Error LEDs Memory slot 5 Error LEDs Memory slot 13 Replace the memory-board assembly in the server. Install the top cover. Connect all cables and power cords. IBM xSeries 350: Installation Guide...
  • Page 23: Installing A Drive In A Hot-Swap Bay

    Installing a drive in a hot-swap bay Your server supports up to a maximum of six 26 mm (1-inch) slim-high, 3.5-inch, hot- swap hard disk drives in the hot-swap bays. The standard hot-swap bays are bays 1 through 3 (from bottom to top). The optional hot-swap bays are bays 4 through 6 (from bottom to top).
  • Page 24 Review the information in “Safety” on page v. Turn off the server and remove the power cords. Remove the top cover. If you are installing a microprocessor in slot 4, remove the terminator card from the connector. IBM xSeries 350: Installation Guide...
  • Page 25: Installing A Hot-Swap Power Supply

    Install the microprocessor. Terminator card Latch Microprocessor Latch Install the top cover. Cable the server and connect all power cords. Installing a hot-swap power supply If you install or remove a power supply, observe the following precautions: Statement 8 CAUTION: Never remove the cover on a power supply or any part that has the following label attached.
  • Page 26 AC power light DC power light Power supply Power supply handle Verify that the dc power light and the ac power light on the power supply are lit, indicating that the power supply is operating properly. IBM xSeries 350: Installation Guide...
  • Page 27: Cabling The Server

    Cabling the server Refer to the following illustration for the location of the input and output connectors on your server. Advanced System Management Interconnect port A Advanced System Management Interconnect port B Management port C Video USB 1 Serial A Mouse Ethernet USB 2...
  • Page 28 IBM xSeries 350: Installation Guide...
  • Page 29: Chapter 3.Starting The Server

    Hard-disk drive status light: Each hot-swap drive has a hard-disk drive status light. When this amber light is on continuously, the drive has failed. If an optional IBM ServeRAID adapter is installed in the server, when the light flashes slowly (one flash per second), the drive is being rebuilt.
  • Page 30 You can disconnect the server power cords from the electrical outlets to shut off all power to the server. Note: Wait about 15 seconds after disconnecting the power cords for your system to stop running. Watch for the system-power light on the information panel to stop blinking. IBM xSeries 350: Installation Guide...
  • Page 31: Information Panel

    Information panel The following illustration shows the server information panel. Hard disk drive activity Ethernet-link status System power Information LINK SCSI ACT LINK OK 100 MB TX/RX INFO SYS ERROR Ethernet Ethernet System error speed transmit/receive activity System power light: When this green light is on, system power is present in the server.
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  • Page 33: Chapter 4.Configuring Your Server

    Chapter 4. Configuring your server The ServerGuide CDs provide software setup tools and installation tools that are specifically designed for your IBM server. Use these CDs during the initial installation of your server to configure basic hardware features and to simplify your network operating system installation.
  • Page 34: Using The System Updates And Applications Cd

    Be sure to take advantage of the additional software that is provided on the System Updates and Applications CD. Note: See the CD label for a current list of updates and applications to start the CD and view the online overview. IBM xSeries 350: Installation Guide...
  • Page 35: Chapter 5.Solving Problems

    If the problem remains, call for service. One long and The system-board video subsystem has not detected a monitor connection to the server. Ensure three short that the monitor is connected to the server. If the problem persists, replace the monitor. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2001...
  • Page 36: Post Error Messages

    The following table provides an abbreviated list of the error messages that might appear during POST. Note: See the "Solving problems" section of the User’s Reference on the xSeries Documentation CD for more information about the POST beep codes. IBM xSeries 350: Installation Guide...
  • Page 37: Serverguide Startup Problems

    Table 4. Abbreviated list of POST error messages. POST message Failing device or problem found Suggested action L1 cache of a microprocessor Check the installation of your microprocessors. Change in device configuration Verify that your optional devices are turned on and installed correctly.
  • Page 38: Troubleshooting Chart

    If you cannot find the problem in the troubleshooting charts, run the diagnostic programs. If you have run the diagnostic test programs, or if running the tests does not reveal the problem, call for service. IBM xSeries 350: Installation Guide...
  • Page 39 Monitor problems Suggested action Testing Some IBM monitors have their own self-tests. If you suspect a problem with your monitor, refer to the information that comes with the monitor for adjusting and testing instructions. If you still cannot find the problem, call for service.
  • Page 40 If the above items are correct, run the memory-diagnostic program. The system might have detected a bad memory module and automatically reallocated memory to enable you to continue to operate. If the memory tests fail, call for service or replace the failing DIMM. IBM xSeries 350: Installation Guide...
  • Page 41 Option problems Suggested action An IBM option that was just Verify that: installed does not work. The server supports the option. Refer to the "Server Support" flowchart for information about obtaining ServerProven™ compatibility information from the World Wide Web. You followed the installation instructions that came with the option.
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  • Page 43: Appendix A. Warranties And Notices

    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.
  • Page 44 Machine. 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.
  • Page 45 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.
  • Page 46: Ibm Statement Of Warranty Worldwide Except

    IBM in this Statement of 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.
  • Page 47 WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. Warranty Service To obtain warranty service for the Machine, contact your reseller or IBM. You may be required to present proof of purchase. IBM or your reseller provides certain types of repair and exchange service, either at your location or at a service center, to keep Machines in, or restore them to, conformance with their Specifications.
  • Page 48: Part 2 - Worldwide Country-Unique Terms

    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.
  • Page 49 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, IBM’s liability is limited to the repair or replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods.
  • Page 50 EGYPT: Limitation of Liability: The following replaces item 2 in this Section: 2. 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.
  • Page 51 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.
  • Page 52: Notices

    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.
  • Page 53: Processing Date Data

    The foregoing is a Year 2000 Readiness Disclosure. Trademarks The following terms are trademarks of the IBM Corporation in the United States or other countries or both: Active PCI...
  • Page 54: Important Notes

    IBM. Unless otherwise stated, 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.
  • Page 55: Industry Canada Class A Emission Compliance

    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.
  • Page 56: Taiwan Electrical Emission Statement

    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.
  • Page 57 IBM power cord part Used in these countries and regions number 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, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France,...
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  • Page 59: Index

    PCI expansion slots POST error messages power cords FCC Class A notice power supply installing Web site specifications weight problems, solving working with the server with the product power on heat output notices hot-swap drive specifications © Copyright IBM Corp. 2001...
  • Page 60 IBM xSeries 350: Installation Guide...
  • Page 62 Part Number: 21P9025 Printed in the United States of America. 21P9 25...