• ServeRAID firmware is stored in ROM on the system board and the RAID adapter (if one is installed).
• SAS/SATA firmware is stored in ROM on the SAS/SATA controller on the system board.
Configuring the server
The following configuration programs come with the server:
• Setup utilityThe Setup utility is part of the UEFI firmware. Use it to perform configuration tasks such as
changing interrupt request (IRQ) settings, changing the startup-device sequence, setting the date and
time, and setting passwords. For information about using this program, see "Using the Setup utility" on
• Boot Manager programThe Boot Manager is part of the UEFI firmware. Use it to override the startup
sequence that is set in the Setup utility and temporarily assign a device to be first in the startup sequence.
For more information about using this program, see "Using the Boot Manager" on page 40.
• Lenovo ServerGuide Setup and Installation CDThe ServerGuide program provides software-setup
tools and installation tools that are designed for the server. Use this CD during the installation of the server
to configure basic hardware features, such as an integrated SAS/SATA controller with RAID capabilities,
and to simplify the installation of your operating system. For information about using this CD, see "Using
the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD" on page 33.
• Integrated Management Module 2.1 (IMM2.1)Use the Integrated Management Module 2.1 (IMM2.1) for
configuration, to update the firmware and sensor data record/field replaceable unit (SDR/FRU) data, and
to remotely manage a network. For information about using the IMM2.1, see "Using the integrated
management module" on page 41 and the Integrated Management Module II User's Guide at http://publib.
boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/ systemx/documentation/topic/ com.lenovo.sysx.imm2.doc/ printable_doc.
• VMware ESXi embedded hypervisorAn optional USB flash device with VMware ESXi embedded
hypervisor software is available for purchase. Hypervisor is virtualization software that enables multiple
operating systems to run on a host system at the same time. The USB embedded hypervisor flash device
can be installed in USB connectors 3 and 4 on the system board. For more information about using the
embedded hypervisor, see "Using the embedded hypervisor" on page 44.
• Remote presence capability and blue-screen captureThe remote presence and blue-screen capture
features are integrated functions of the Integrated Management Module 2.1 (IMM2.1). The remote
presence feature provides the following functions:
– Remotely viewing video with graphics resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 at 75 Hz, regardless of the system
– Remotely accessing the server, using the keyboard and mouse from a remote client
– Mapping the CD or DVD drive, diskette drive, and USB flash drive on a remote client, and mapping ISO
and diskette image files as virtual drives that are available for use by the server
– Uploading a diskette image to the IMM2.1 memory and mapping it to the server as a virtual drive
The blue-screen capture feature captures the video display contents before the IMM2.1 restarts the server
when the IMM2.1 detects an operating-system hang condition. A system administrator can use the blue-
screen capture feature to assist in determining the cause of the hang condition. For more information, see
"Using the remote presence and blue-screen capture features" on page 42.
• Ethernet controller configurationFor information about configuring the Ethernet controller, see
"Configuring the Ethernet controller" on page 45.
• Features on Demand software Ethernet softwareThe server provides Features on Demand software
Ethernet support. You can purchase a Features on Demand software upgrade key for Fibre Channel over
Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI storage protocols. For more information, see "Enabling Features on Demand
Ethernet software" on page 45.
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