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Lenovo ThinkAgile
Hardware Replacement Guide
for VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node
Machine Types: 7Z58

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  • Page 1 Lenovo ThinkAgile Hardware Replacement Guide for VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node Machine Types: 7Z58...
  • Page 2 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?cp=9_0 In addition, be sure that you are familiar with the terms and conditions of the Lenovo warranty for your server, which can be found at: https://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/zh/warrantylookup Second Edition (December 2019) ©...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    ..Replace a memory DIMM ... Replace an M.2 Adapter ... © Copyright Lenovo , 2019...
  • Page 4 Lenovo ThinkAgile Hardware Replacement Guide for VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node...
  • Page 5: Chapter 1. Introduction

    • Verify the problem is resolved by part replacement • Return failed part(s) to Lenovo Customer replaceable units (CRUs) are parts that can be replaced in the ThinkAgile VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node models. Note: parts cannot be removed or added.
  • Page 6 Table 1. ThinkAgile VX 1U Models and their corresponding CTO numbers Machine Type Form Factor CTO Model CTO Name 7Z58 7Z58CTO1WW Lenovo ThinkAgile VX1320 Appliance 7Z58 7Z58CTO2WW Lenovo ThinkAgile VX 1SE Certified Node Lenovo ThinkAgile Hardware Replacement Guide for VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node...
  • Page 7: Chapter 2. Identify Parts

    Chapter 2. Identify parts This chapter helps identify parts location for ThinkAgile VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node models. Front view The front view of the ThinkAgile VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node servers. Front view of the server Figure 1. Four simple-swap drives model front view Table 2.
  • Page 8 Table 5. Components on the ten 2.5-inch hot-swap drives model front view USB 2.0 connector VGA connector (optional) USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector Ten 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays (0-9) Front operator panel Rack release latches Lenovo ThinkAgile Hardware Replacement Guide for VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node...
  • Page 9: Model Components

    Model components Figure 5. Inside view of system and location of parts Rear view Figure 6. Rear view - Non-redundant power supply model Table 6. Rear view - Non-redundant power supply model PCIe slot 1 Ethernet connector 1 (shared with XCC network port) PCIe slot 2 Dedicated XCC network connector Power connector...
  • Page 10 Serial connector: Connect a 9-pin serial device to this connector. The serial port is shared with the XCC. The XCC can take control of the shared serial port to redirect serial traffic, using Serial over LAN (SOL). Lenovo ThinkAgile Hardware Replacement Guide for VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node...
  • Page 11: Chapter 3. Hardware Replacement Procedures

    CRU upon user request, there is a charge. • Field replaceable unit (FRU): You may install a FRU yourself or request Lenovo to install it, at no additional charge, under the type of warranty service that is designated for your server.
  • Page 12: Replace A Power Supply Unit (Psu)

    Replace a power supply unit (PSU) ThinkAgile VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node models use two power supply units. Those power supplies are redundant when using 208 - 230V input power, allowing one power supply to meet the needs of the node.
  • Page 13: Replace A Chassis Fan

    • Amber warning light on the server front panel is off • Green indicator light on each power supply is on • No error shown in XCC • No error shown in Lenovo XClarity Administrator web console • No error shown in Lenovo XClarity Integrator console Replace a chassis fan Failed or failing system fans can cause the system to overheat and shutdown.
  • Page 14: Replace A Network Interface Card (Nic)

    • No error shown in Lenovo XClarity Integrator console Replace a network interface card (NIC) ThinkAgile VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node models can support one dual/quad port 10GBE/25GBE port and two 1GBE ports onboard, connected to the motherboard. A node requires network connectivity to function as part of a cluster.
  • Page 15: Replace A Host Bus Adapter (Hba)

    1. ThinkAgile VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node models must contain one PCIe NIC. For nodes with multiple NICs, verify which has failed. Identify the failed NIC by either checking in the XCC or checking the indicator lights on the network ports.
  • Page 16 • 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. 8. Exit maintenance mode. Note: The VX1320 can contain only one HBA adapter. Lenovo ThinkAgile Hardware Replacement Guide for VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node...
  • Page 17: Replace A Memory Dimm

    • No error shown in Lenovo XClarity Administrator and Lenovo XClarity Integrator Replace an M.2 Adapter 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 18 9. Bring replaced component to the Best Recipe code levels that correspond to the other components in the solution. All components in the solution must be contained within one Best Recipe listed in ThinkAgile VX Best Recipe Lenovo ThinkAgile Hardware Replacement Guide for VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node...
  • Page 19: Chapter 4. Software Tools

    • Remote connectivity to support setting all the listed firmware types settings. Remote connection support requires accessing the XCC external port over a LAN For more information and to download the ASU program, go to the Advanced Settings Utility (ASU) for Lenovo x86 servers website.
  • Page 20 Lenovo ThinkAgile Hardware Replacement Guide for VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node...
  • Page 21: Chapter 5. Configuration Procedures

    The chapter contains configuration procedures used in one or more hardware replacement procedures described in Chapter 3. This chapter also describes procedures to configure firmware for the ThinkAgile VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node models. For a complete list of settings, see the VX-CMS settings file listed on the Best Recipe...
  • Page 22: Bios Optimization

    Figure 14. XCC Console selection of UEFI Boot mode Bios Optimization Lenovo recommends the following BIOS optimization settings for ThinkAgile VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node models. Enable Direct Cache Access (DCA) Enable DCA mode for the processors to allow the network adapters to place data directly into the CPU cache which reduces cache misses and can improve performance.
  • Page 23 Operating mode must be configured to ensure correct operation. To configure: 1. Turn on the server. Note: If necessary, connect a keyboard, monitor, and mouse to the console breakout cable and connect the console breakout cable to the compute node. 2.
  • Page 24 1. CD/DVD Rom 2. Hard Disk 0 3. PXE Network >asu64 set BootOrder.BootOrder=”UEFI Only=CD/DVD Rom=Hard Disk 0=PXE Network” Figure 16 illustrates the final boot order in the UEFI setup screen. Lenovo ThinkAgile Hardware Replacement Guide for VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node...
  • Page 25 Figure 18. Boot Order Chapter 5 Configuration procedures...
  • Page 26 Lenovo ThinkAgile Hardware Replacement Guide for VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node...
  • Page 27: Appendix A. Notices

    Lenovo representative for information on the products and services currently available in your area. Any reference to a Lenovo product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that Lenovo product, program, or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product, program, or service that does not infringe any Lenovo intellectual property right may be used instead.
  • Page 28 Lenovo ThinkAgile Hardware Replacement Guide for VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node...
  • Page 29: Appendix B. Trademarks

    Appendix B. Trademarks LENOVO, LENOVO logo, and THINKSYSTEM are trademarks of Lenovo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2019 Lenovo. © Copyright Lenovo , 2019...
  • Page 30 Lenovo ThinkAgile Hardware Replacement Guide for VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node...
  • Page 31: Index

    PCIe adapter replacing RAID adapter hot-swap drive solid-state drive replacing system fan hot-swap power supply replacing solid-state drive replacing introduction system fan replacing M.2 backplane and M.2 drive replacing trademarks notices VGA connector © Copyright Lenovo , 2019...
  • Page 32 Lenovo ThinkAgile Hardware Replacement Guide for VX1320 Appliance, VX 1SE Certified Node...

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