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    ThinkAgile VX Enclosure ThinkAgile VX3720 User’s Guide Machine Type: 7Y12...

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    Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read and understand the safety information and the safety instructions, which are available at: http://thinksystem.lenovofiles.com/help/topic/safety_documentation/pdf_files.html In addition, be sure that you are familiar with the terms and conditions of the Lenovo warranty for your solution, which can be found at: http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/warrantylookup First Edition (June 2018) ©...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 7. Installing and setting up Enclosure specifications ..5 Lenovo XClarity Integrator..45 Compute node specifications ..6 Deploying Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware Management options.

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    Appendix B. Getting help and technical Index ....93 assistance ....89 Appendix C.

  • Page 5: Chapter 1. Introduction

    In addition, the server is designed to utilize the Lenovo system management tools to create a unified hardware management solution for vSAN deployments: •...

  • Page 6: Typical Vsan Architecture

    Typical vSAN architecture A typical vSAN architecture includes three or more servers that are implemented as a single vSAN cluster. Each server contributes storage to the vSAN cluster from the local disks on the server: • Hybrid Cluster – The server provides a combination of solid state disks (SSDs) for caching and hard disk drives (HDDs) for storage capacity.

  • Page 7: Vx Deployment Architecture

    The systems are connected through switches for management and data: • A dedicated management network is used by the Lenovo XClarity Administrator to communicate with the Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC) on each of the ThinkAgile VX7Y12 Series servers.

  • Page 8: Identifying Your Server

    Identifying your server When you contact Lenovo for help, the machine type and serial number information helps support technicians to identify your server and provide faster service. Note: The illustrations in this document might differ slightly from your model. The enclosure machine type, model number and serial number are on the ID label that can be found on the front of the enclosure, as shown in the following illustration.

  • Page 9: Specifications

    The node model number and serial number are on the ID label that can be found on the front of the compute node (on the underside of the network access tag), as shown in the following illustration. Figure 3. ID label on the front of the compute node Specifications The following information is a summary of the features and specifications of the solution.

  • Page 10: Compute Node Specifications

    Table 2. Enclosure specifications (continued) Specification Description • Hot-swappable System Management Module (SMM) • Equipped with ASPEED controller • Offers RJ45 port for management of nodes and SMM over 1G Ethernet Ethernet I/O ports Access to a pair of on-board 10Gb connections through two types of optional enclosure level EIOM cards.

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    The following host bus adapter (HBA) is supported on ThinkAgile VX3720: • ThinkSystem 430-8i Dense HBA Video controller (integrated • ASPEED into Lenovo XClarity • SVGA compatible video controller Controller) • Avocent Digital Video Compression • Video memory is not expandable Note: Maximum video resolution is 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz.

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    ThinkAgile VX3720 needs to meet the following hardware configuration requirements: • Lenovo supported processors. For unsupported processors, see the following attention for details • Lenovo supported PCIe adapters. For unsupported PCIe adapters, see the following attention for details • Two power supplies installed for redundancy.

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    • 130W processor, 8-core (Intel Xeon 6134 and 6134M) • 125W processor, 20-core, 16-core or 12-core (Intel Xeon 6138, 6138T, 6130T, 6126) • 115W processor, 6-core (Intel Xeon 6128) • 105W processor, 14-core or 4-core (Intel Xeon 8156, 5122, and 5120T) •...

  • Page 14: Management Options

    Configuration settings (such as local storage, I/O adapters, boot settings, firmware, ports, and Lenovo XClarity Controller and UEFI settings) are saved as a server pattern that can be applied to one or more managed servers. When the server patterns are updated, the changes are automatically deployed to the applied servers.

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    Chapter 1 Introduction...

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  • Page 17: Chapter 2. Solution Components

    The following illustration shows the controls, LEDs, and connectors on the front of the compute node. Six 2.5-inch drive configuration See the following illustration for components, connectors and drive bay numbering in six 2.5-inch drive configuration. Figure 5. Six 2.5-inch drive configuration and drive bay numbering © Copyright Lenovo 2018...

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    Figure 6. Five 2.5-inch drive configuration with KVM breakout module and drive bay numbering Table 5. Components in five 2.5-inch drive configuration with the KVM breakout module KVM connector Micro USB connector for Lenovo XClarity Controller management USB 3.0 connector...

  • Page 19: Node Operator Panel

    Micro USB connector for Lenovo XClarity Controller management: The connector provides direct access to Lenovo XClarity Controller by allowing you to connect a mobile device to the system and manage it with Lenovo XClarity Mobile. For more details, see http://sysmgt.lenovofiles.com/help/topic/ com.lenovo.systems.management.xcc.doc/product_page.html...

  • Page 20: Rear View

    – The node has been installed in an enclosure. When you install the compute node, the LED flashes rapidly for up to 90 seconds while the Lenovo XClarity Controller in the node is initializing. – The power source is not sufficient to turn on the node.

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    Figure 9. Rear view - The enclosure with x8 shuttle installed Table 8. Components on x8 shuttle 10Gb 8-port EIOM cage (SFP+) PCIe slot 1-B 10Gb 8-port EIOM cage (RJ45) Power supply 2 PCIe slot 4-B Power supply 1 10Gb 8-port EIOM cage filler System Management Module PCIe slot 3-B PCIe slot 2-B...

  • Page 22: System Management Module (smm)

    Table 9. Components on x16 shuttle 10Gb 8-port EIOM cage (SFP+) Power supply 2 10Gb 8-port EIOM cage (RJ45) Power supply 1 10Gb 8-port EIOM cage filler System Management Module PCIe slot 3 PCIe slot 2 PCIe slot 1 PCIe slot 4 Note: Make sure the power cord is properly connected to every power supply unit installed.

  • Page 23: Pcie Slot Leds

    • Turn off: ipmitool.exe -I lanplus -H <SMM’s IP> -U USERID -P PASSW0RD raw 0x32 0x97 0x01 0x00 Note: The default SMM IP address is 192.168.70.100 To identify the solution from the front side, see “Node operator panel” on page 15 for more information. Status LED (green): This LED indicates the operating status of the SMM.

  • Page 24: System-board Internal Connectors

    System-board internal connectors The following illustration shows the internal connectors on the system board. Figure 13. Internal connectors on the system board Table 12. Internal connectors on the system board CMOS battery (CR2032) SATA 2 connector PCIe slot 3 connector M.2 connector PCIe slot 4 connector Trusted cryptographic module (TCM) connector...

  • Page 25: System-board Switches

    System-board switches The following illustration shows the location and description of the switches. Important: 1. If there is a clear protective sticker on the switch blocks, you must remove and discard it to access the switches. 2. Any system-board switch or jumper block that is not shown in the illustrations in this document are reserved.

  • Page 26: Parts List

    , “Installation Guidelines” on page 47, “Handling static-sensitive safety_documentation/pdf_files.html devices” on page 49, and “Power off the compute node” on page 32. 2. Any system-board switch or jumper block that is not shown in the illustrations in this document are reserved.

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    Figure 16. Enclosure components The parts listed in the following table are identified as one of the following: Chapter 2 Solution components...

  • Page 28: Compute Node Components

    Tier 1 CRU at your request with no service agreement, you will be charged for the installation. • Tier 2 customer replaceable unit: You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request Lenovo to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty service that is designated for your server.

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    Tier 2 Tier 1 CRU Consuma- ble and Structural part For more information about ordering the parts shown in Figure 17 “compute node components” on page 25: https://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/solutions-and-software/thinkagile-vx/vx3720/7y12/parts PCIe adapter √ Air baffle √ Processor and heat sink assembly √...

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    Table 15. Parts listing, compute node (continued) Index Description Tier 2 Tier 1 CRU Consuma- ble and Structural part 2.5-inch drive bay blank panel (for drive bays on the √ backplane) 2.5-inch hot-swap drive √ Compute node tray √ KVM breakout module √...

  • Page 31: Power Cords

    1. Go to: http://dcsc.lenovo.com/#/ 2. Click Software Defined Infrastructure. 3. Under Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series, click Learn more. 4. Choose the appropriate series and click Customize. 5. Select the model type and click Customize. 6. Click Line Cord to view a list of supported power cords.

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  • Page 33: Chapter 3. Network/infrastructure Planning

    XClarity Adminis- trator XClarity Integrator Infrastructure Domain DNS/NTP Default Gateway Virtual Network For information about the VMKernal, see: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/com.vmware.vsphere.networking.doc/GUID-D4191320-209E-4CB5- A709-C8741E713348.html Physical Adapters VMkernal Adapter vSwitch 0 vSwitch 1 VLAN Name VLAN ID VLAN Portgroup Assigned vSwitch © Copyright Lenovo 2018...

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  • Page 35: Chapter 4. Server Setup Checklist

    See “Cable the solution” on page 31 for cabling best practices. c. Power on the server. See “Power on the compute node” on page 32. 3. Connect the Lenovo XClarity Controller to the management network. See “Set the network connection for the Lenovo XClarity Controller” on page 32.

  • Page 36: Power On The Compute Node

    The following methods are available to set the network connection for the Lenovo XClarity Controller if you are not using DHCP: • If a monitor is attached to the server, you can use Lenovo XClarity Controller to set the network connection.

  • Page 37: Enable System Management Module Network Connection Via Lenovo Xclarity Controller

    Important: The Lenovo XClarity Controller is set initially with a user name of USERID and password of PASSW0RD (with a zero, not the letter O). This default user setting has Supervisor access. Change this user name and password during your initial configuration for enhanced security.

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  • Page 39: Chapter 5. Installing And Configuring Vcsa

    Downloading and setting up the ThinkAgile Installer The ThinkAgile Installer is available on the Lenovo website. It is downloaded as an .OVA template that can be deployed to any vCenter instance or ThinkAgile VX host that is running in your network (and that has network access to the hosts that will be included in the vSAN cluster).

  • Page 40: Running The Thinkagile Installer

    Step 4. Start the virtual machine, if not already started. When you start the VM, the IPv4 address of the ThinkAgile Installer is displayed in the VM console Step 5. Start the ThinkAgile Installer from your web browser by navigating to the IPv4 address that is shown in the VM console.

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    However, it is signed by a Lenovo certificate authority; therefore, it is not listed in the trusted certificate chain for your browser. The ThinkAgile Installer provides several pages that you can use to specify configuration options for the vSAN deployment.

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    Note: For more information about Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR), see the Classless Inter- Domain Routing webpage If the IP addresses for the hosts in the vSAN cluster are sequentially numbered, click Populate IP addresses to enter a starting IP address (rather than having to repeatedly type in the IP address. vCenter tab On this page, specify the details of the vCenter instance on which the vSAN cluster will be deployed.

  • Page 43: Installing And Configuring Vcsa Manually

    Complete the following steps to configure vCSA and add the ThinkAgile VX7Y12 Series cluster manually: 1. Go to the VX Best Recipe website to download the vCSA Installer. https://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht505302 2. Download the vCSA Installer to a Microsoft Windows-based system that has network connectivity to the ThinkAgile VX7Y12 Series appliances.

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    3. Add the ThinkAgile VX7Y12 Series hosts to the Cluster. ThinkAgile VX Enclosure ThinkAgile VX3720 User’s Guide...

  • Page 45: Chapter 6. Installing And Setting Up Lenovo Xclarity Administrator

    Deploying Lenovo XClarity Administrator Use this information to deploy Lenovo XClarity Administrator Before you begin, make sure that you download the Lenovo XClarity Administrator from Lenovo. Refer to the ThinkAgile VX Best Recipe to determine the correct version to be downloaded.

  • Page 46: Managing Thinkagile Vx7y12 Series Servers

    Managing ThinkAgile VX7Y12 Series Servers After deploying Lenovo XClarity Administrator, enable it to manage the ThinkAgile VX7Y12 Series servers in the cluster. Complete the following steps to enable the management of the ThinkAgile VX7Y12 Series servers by Lenovo XClarity Administrator: Step 1.

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    Note: Consider creating the server pattern from an existing server to save time. Information about creating a server pattern is available at: http://sysmgt.lenovofiles.com/help/topic/com.lenovo.lxca.doc/server_addserverpattern.html Chapter 6 Installing and setting up Lenovo XClarity Administrator...

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  • Page 49: Chapter 7. Installing And Setting Up Lenovo Xclarity Integrator

    Important: When configuring network access during the initial setup, use the following instructions: http://sysmgt.lenovofiles.com/help/topic/com.lenovo.lxci_vcenter.doc/vcenter_admin_ confignetworkaccess.html After you configure network access, Lenovo XClarity Integrator will restart and you will need to use the new IP address to access Lenovo XClarity Integrator. Step 3. Configure Lenovo XClarity Integrator and Lenovo XClarity Administrator.

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    Note: Make sure that you connect to VMware vCenter Server Appliance using port 9443 when you are working with Lenovo XClarity Integrator. Information about configuring Lenovo XClarity Integrator is available at: http://sysmgt.lenovofiles.com/help/topic/com.lenovo.lxci_vcenter.doc/vcenter_install_config_lxci.html Step 4. Manage the cluster by requesting access to the BMC of each of the servers in the cluster.

  • Page 51: Chapter 8. Hardware Replacement Procedures

    • Keep the working area clean, and place removed components on a flat and smooth surface that does not shake or tilt. • Do not attempt to lift an object that might be too heavy for you. If you have to lift a heavy object, read the following precautions carefully: © Copyright Lenovo 2018...

  • Page 52: System Reliability Guidelines

    – Make sure that you can stand steadily without slipping. – Distribute the weight of the object equally between your feet. – Use a slow lifting force. Never move suddenly or twist when you lift a heavy object. – To avoid straining the muscles in your back, lift by standing or by pushing up with your leg muscles. •...

  • Page 53: Working Inside The Solution With The Power On

    Working inside the solution with the power on You might need to keep the power on with the solution cover removed to look at system information on the display panel or to replace hot-swap components. Review these guidelines before doing so. Attention: The solution might stop and loss of data might occur when internal solution components are exposed to static electricity.

  • Page 54: Remove A Hot-swap Drive

    • The vSphere Web Client shows a disk alert. • The yellow status LED on the node front panel is illuminated. Remove a hot-swap drive Use this procedure to remove a drive. “Read the “ATTENTION: installation Static Sensitive Device Guidelines” on Ground package before opening”...

  • Page 55: Install A Hot-swap Drive

    The following notes describe the type of drives that the node supports and other information that you must consider when you install a drive. For a list of supported drives, see http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/ serverproven/ • Locate the documentation that comes with the drive and follow those instructions in addition to the instructions in this chapter.

  • Page 56: Hot-swap Power Supply Replacement

    A failed power supply unit is indicated by: • Amber warning LED on node front panel is illuminated. • The Lenovo XClarity Controller web interface shows a power supply alert. • The Lenovo XClarity Administrator web console shows a power supply alert.

  • Page 57: Remove A Hot-swap Power Supply

    • The vSphere web client Hardware Status tab shows a power supply alert Remove a hot-swap power supply Use this information to remove a hot-swap power supply. “Read the “ATTENTION: installation Static Sensitive Device Guidelines” on Ground package before opening” page 47 on page 49 To avoid possible danger, read and follow the following safety statement.

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    Notes: A failed power supply unit is indicated by: • Amber warning LED on node front panel is illuminated. • The Lenovo XClarity Controller web interface shows a power supply alert. • The Lenovo XClarity Administrator web console shows a power supply alert.

  • Page 59: Install A Hot-swap Power Supply

    Figure 20. Hot-swap power supply removal Step 1. Disconnect the power cord from the connector on the back of the power supply. Step 2. Press and hold the orange release tab to the left. Step 3. Grasp the handle and pull the power supply out of the bay. If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.

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    1. Make sure the devices you are installing are supported. For a list of supported optional devices for the solution, see http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/ 2. Do not install two power supply units with different wattages. Related information is available from the following: •...

  • Page 61: Fan Replacement

    • Amber warning LED on node front panel is off. • The green indicator light on each power supply is illuminated. • No errors are shown in the Lenovo XClarity Controller. • No errors are shown in the Lenovo XClarity Administrator.

  • Page 62: Remove A Fan

    • The Lenovo XClarity Controller web interface shows a system fan alert. • The Lenovo XClarity Administrator web console shows a system fan alert. • The Lenovo XClarity Integrator console shows a system fan alert. Remove a fan Use this information to remove a fan in the enclosure.

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    Figure 22. Fan fault LEDs Table 16. Fan fault LEDs 80x80x80mm fan fault LEDs 60x60x56mm fan fault LEDs Complete the following steps to remove a fan. Step 1. Remove the fan. • For a 60x60x56mm fan: Squeeze the fan release latches together, and then lift the fan out of the enclosure. Figure 23.

  • Page 64: Install A Fan

    Figure 24. 80x80x80mm fan removal If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you. Install a fan Use this information to install a fan in the enclosure. “Read the “ATTENTION: installation...

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    Attention: Static electricity that is released to internal solution components when the solution is powered-on might cause the solution to halt, which might result in the loss of data. To avoid this potential problem, always use an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system when you work inside the solution with the power on.

  • Page 66: Raid Or Hba Adapter Replacement

    • The error LED for the replaced system fan is off. • Amber warning LED on node front panel is off. • No error is shown in the Lenovo XClarity Controller web interface. • No error is shown in the Lenovo XClarity Administrator web console.

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    5. Remove any parts and disconnect any cables that might impede your access to the RAID or HBA adapter. Complete the following steps to remove a RAID or HBA adapter from the compute node. Figure 27. RAID or HBA adapter removal Step 1.

  • Page 68: Install A Raid Or Hba Adapter

    Install a RAID or HBA adapter Use this information to install a RAID or HBA adapter into the compute node. “Read the “Power off “ATTENTION: installation the compute Static Sensitive Device Guidelines” on node Ground package before opening” page 47 for this task”...

  • Page 69: Eiom Replacement

    – If the LSI HBA adapter is not present, ensure the adapter is properly connected. If the adapter is still not detected, contact Lenovo Support. – If the system fails to boot from the boot drive after replacing the HBA, verify the option ROM is turned off for the HBA adapter.

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    5. If the cable management arm is installed, remove it (see Remove the cable management arm 6. Remove the shuttle (see Remove the shuttle ) and place it on the stable work surface. Complete the following steps to remove the EIOM. •...

  • Page 71: Install The Eiom

    If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you. Install the EIOM Use this information to install the EIOM. “Read the “Power off “ATTENTION: installation the compute...

  • Page 72: Pcie Adapter Replacement

    Figure 34. EIOM installation Step 2. Pull the EIOM slightly towards the rear side of the shuttle. Step 3. Connect required cables to the EIOM. Step 4. Turn the thumbscrews clockwise. After you install the EIOM, complete the following steps: 1.

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    1. Locate the adapter. The following figure shows the location of the PCIe slots and corresponding nodes. Figure 35. PCIe slot location and corresponding nodes Table 19. PCIe placement and priority with the single x16 riser configuration PCIe slot Processor VX3720 1 (riser 1 - x16) 10Gb NIC #1 or 25Gb NIC #1...

  • Page 74: Install A Pcie Adapter

    Figure 37. Adapter removal Attention: Make sure no components contacts the cassette sheet metal edges when removing the adapter from the cassette. If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you. Install a PCIe adapter Use this information to install a PCIe adapter.

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    Figure 38. Adapter cassette removal Step 2. Install the adapter to the adapter cassette. Remove the screws. Slide the expansion-slot cover out. Align the gold finger on the adapter with the cassette, then, insert the adapter into the adapter cassette. Loosen bracket screws for about 1/4 turn to adjust the adapter bracket to secure the adapter according to your adapter length;...

  • Page 76: Dimm Replacement

    Step 3. Reinstall the adapter cassette. Slide the release latch to the open position. Note: Pay attention to the adapter cassette position when you installing it and see the following illustration for the accurate position information. Carefully align the adapter cassette with the guides on the shuttle ; then, slide the adapter cassette into the shuttle and make sure that the cassette is fully seated.

  • Page 77: Remove A Dimm

    Before you remove a DIMM: 1. Identify the failed DIMM by either checking the event logs in UEFI setup or use the Lenovo XClarity Controller web console to browse the post event log. The event log contains information about the location of the DIMM fault.

  • Page 78: Memory Module Installation

    The following notes describe the types of DIMMs that the node supports and other information that you must consider when you install DIMMs. • Confirm that the node supports the DIMM that you are installing (see http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/ serverproven/ • When you install or remove DIMMs, the node configuration information changes. When you restart the node, the system displays a message that indicates that the memory configuration has changed.

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    – gggGB is the total capacity, in gigabytes, for primary bus (ECC not counted) 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, etc. (no space between digits and units) – pheR is the number of package ranks of memory installed and number of logical ranks per package rank –...

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    Figure 42. Location of the DIMM connectors on the system board Installation order Memory modules must be installed in a specific order based on the memory configuration that you implement on your node. The following memory configurations are available: • “Memory mirroring population sequence” on page 76 •...

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    Memory rank sparing population sequence Table 23. DIMM installation sequence (sparing mode) Note: Signle-rank RDIMM is not supported by sparing. If you install signle-rank RDIMM, it switches to the independent mode automatically. Number of processors Installation sequence (connectors) Processor 1 installed 6, 3, 7, 2, 8, 1, 5, 4 Processor 1 and 2 installed 6, 14, 3, 11, 7, 15, 2, 10, 8, 16, 1, 9, 5, 13, 4, 12...

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    Step 1. Open the retaining clip on each end of the DIMM connector. Attention: • DIMMs are static-sensitive devices. The package must be grounded before it is opened. • To avoid breaking the retaining clips or damaging the DIMM connectors, open and close the clips gently.

  • Page 83: M.2 Backplane And M.2 Drive Replacement

    • No errors are displayed in the Lenovo XClarity Integrator M.2 backplane and M.2 drive replacement An assembled M.2 backplane and M.2 drive is also known as M.2 module. Lenovo support may ask that the M.2 module or M.2 backplane and M.2 drive be replaced.

  • Page 84: Install An M.2 Drive

    Step 2. Remove the M.2 drive by rotating it away from the M.2 backplane and pulling away from the connector at an angle (approximately 30 degrees). If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.

  • Page 85

    5. Power on the node. 6. Exit maintenance mode. 7. Use the Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager to configure the RAID. For more information, see: http://sysmgt.lenovofiles.com/help/topic/LXPM/RAID_setup.html 8. Verify that the M.2 module is replaced successfully: •...

  • Page 86

    • The system boots successfully with no POST errors or other errors. Adjust the retainer on the M.2 backplane Use this information to adjust the position of the retainer on the M.2 backplane. “Read the “Power off “ATTENTION: installation the compute Static Sensitive Device Guidelines”...

  • Page 87: Chapter 9. Updating Firmware

    Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) operating system distributions. Machine-type-specific firmware-only UXSPs are also available. See the following table to determine the best Lenovo tool to use for installing and setting up the firmware: © Copyright Lenovo 2018...

  • Page 88

    Additional information about using Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager to update firmware is available http://sysmgt.lenovofiles.com/help/topic/LXPM/platform_update.html • Lenovo XClarity Controller If you need to install a specific update, you can use the Lenovo XClarity Controller interface for a specific server. Notes: – To perform an in-band update through Windows or Linux, the operating system driver must be installed and the Ethernet-over-USB (sometimes called LAN over USB) interface must be enabled.

  • Page 89

    Lenovo XClarity Administrator monitors changes to the inventory for those endpoints and flags any endpoints that are out of compliance. Specific details about updating firmware using Lenovo XClarity Administrator are available at: http://sysmgt.lenovofiles.com/help/topic/com.lenovo.lxca.doc/update_fw.html Chapter 9 Updating firmware...

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  • Page 91: Appendix A. Configuration Settings

    2. From the DCA drop-down list, click Enable. Set Power/Performance Bias To set the power/performance biasA: 1. From the Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager , click UEFI Settings ➙ System Settings ➙ Power. 2. From the Power/Performance Bias drop-down list, click Max Performance. Modify the Operating Mode To modify the Operating Mode: 1.

  • Page 92

    Configure Boot Order 1. From the Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager , click UEFI Settings ➙ Boot Manager. 2. Click Change Boot Order.. 3. Set the order to: a. CD/DVD Rom b. Hard Disk 0 c. Network ThinkAgile VX Enclosure ThinkAgile VX3720 User’s Guide...

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    Appendix B. Getting help and technical assistance If you need help, service, or technical assistance or just want more information about Lenovo products use the Lenovo Support Plan for ThinkAgile VX. Details for the ThinkAgile VX Support Plan are available at the following site: “https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht505725”...

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    Appendix C. Trademarks LENOVO and THINKSYSTEM are trademarks of Lenovo. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2018 Lenovo. © Copyright Lenovo 2018...

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    LED memory PCIe adapter drive activity LED PCIe riser assembly drive DVD LED installation eject button guidelines installation guidelines installing drive internal connectors internal, system board connectors EIOM introduction 1, 4 replacing © Copyright Lenovo 2018...

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    16, 18–19 LEDs of the enclosure front of solution PCIe 3.0 x16 LEDs node operator panel System Management Module Lenovo XClarity Administrator remove Lenovo XClarity Integrator EIOM locator LED hot-swap power supply memory modules PCIe adapter PCIe riser assembly M.2 backplane and M.2 drive...

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    System Management Module system reliability guidelines system-error LED video connector rear VX3720 VX3720 compute node VX7Y12 trademarks introduction UDIMM warranty requirement working inside the solution Unbuffered DIMM power on © Copyright Lenovo 2018...

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