Quick Installation Guide
ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller
Thank you for purchasing the
ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA
Controller. Please take a few
minutes to read this quick
installation guide before you
install the controller.
For more information about any
topic covered in this guide, refer
to the ServeRAID M1215 SAS/
SATA Controller User's Guide.
To install the controller, follow these steps:
Unpack the controller, and inspect it for damage. Unpack the controller in a static-free
environment. Touch the static-protective package that contains the controller to any
unpainted surface on the outside of the server; then, grasp the controller by the top edge or
upper corners, remove it from the package, and inspect it for damage. Contact your Lenovo
marketing representative or authorized reseller if the controller appears to be damaged.
ATTENTION: Make a backup of your data before changing your system
configuration to avoid the risk of data loss.
Prepare the server. Review all safety information provided with the server; Turn off the
server, and disconnect the power cord from the rear of the power supply. Do the same for
any connected devices.
Remove the cover from the chassis. Remove the cover from the chassis that covers the
compartment where the controller will be inserted, making sure to follow all technical
information included with the server.