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  • Page 1 System x3650 Type 7979 User’s Guide...
  • Page 3 System x3650 Type 7979 User’s Guide...
  • Page 4 Note: Before using this information and the product it supports, read the general information in “Notices,” on page 115 and the Warranty and Support Information document on the IBM System x Documentation CD. Fifth Edition (December 2007) © Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 2007. All rights reserved.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Reliability, availability, and serviceability features ... . . 7 IBM Director ......8 The UpdateXpress program .
  • Page 6 Configuring the Gigabit Ethernet controllers ....110 Updating IBM Director ..... . 111 Setting up a Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine .
  • Page 7 European Union EMC Directive conformance statement ..120 Taiwanese Class A warning statement ....121 Chinese Class A warning statement ....121 Japanese Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI) statement Korean Class A warning statement .
  • Page 8 System x3650 Type 7979: User’s Guide...
  • Page 9: Safety

    Les sikkerhetsinformasjonen (Safety Information) før du installerer dette produktet. Antes de instalar este produto, leia as Informações sobre Segurança. Antes de instalar este producto, lea la información de seguridad. Läs säkerhetsinformationen innan du installerar den här produkten. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2007...
  • Page 10 In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply and to install and remove a dc power supply.
  • Page 11 Statement 1: DANGER Electrical current from power, telephone, and communication cables is hazardous. To avoid a shock hazard: v Do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform installation, maintenance, or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical storm. v Connect all power cords to a properly wired and grounded electrical outlet.
  • Page 12 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 13 Statement 3: CAUTION: When laser products (such as CD-ROMs, DVD drives, fiber optic devices, or transmitters) are installed, note the following: v Do not remove the covers. Removing the covers of the laser product could result in exposure to hazardous laser radiation. There are no serviceable parts inside the device.
  • Page 14 Statement 4: ≥ 18 kg (39.7 lb) ≥ 32 kg (70.5 lb) ≥ 55 kg (121.2 lb) CAUTION: Use safe practices when lifting. Statement 5: CAUTION: The power control button on the device and the power switch on the power supply do not turn off the electrical current supplied to the device.
  • Page 15 Statement 8: CAUTION: Never remove the cover on a power supply or any part that has the following label attached. Hazardous voltage, current, and energy levels are present inside any component that has this label attached. There are no serviceable parts inside these components.
  • Page 16 This server is suitable for use on an IT power-distribution system whose maximum phase-to-phase voltage is 240 V under any distribution fault condition. Important: This product is not suitable for use with visual display workplace devices according to Clause 2 of the German Ordinance for Work with Visual Display Units.
  • Page 17: Chapter 1. The System X3650 Type 7979 Server

    For more information, see “What your server offers” on page 5 and “Reliability, availability, and serviceability features” on page 7. You can obtain up-to-date information about the server and other IBM server products at http://www.ibm.com/systems/x/. 1. Racks are measured in vertical increments of 1.75 inches each. Each increment is called a “U”. A 1-U-high device is 1.75 inches tall.
  • Page 18: Related Documentation

    Warranty and Support Information This document is in PDF on the IBM System x Documentation CD. It contains information about the terms of the warranty and getting service and assistance. v Safety Information This document is in PDF on the IBM System x Documentation CD.
  • Page 19: Notices And Statements In This Document

    Notices and statements in this document The caution and danger statements that appear in this document are also in the multilingual Safety Information document, which is on the IBM System x Documentation CD. Each statement is numbered for reference to the corresponding statement in the Safety Information document.
  • Page 20 0.75°C for every v Weight: approximately 21.09 kg microprocessors, see 1000-foot increase in altitude. (46.5 lb) to 29.03 kg (64 lb) http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ – Server off: 10° to 43°C (50.0° to depending upon configuration serverproven/compat/us/ 109.4°F); maximum altitude: 2133...
  • Page 21: What Your Server Offers

    OSA SMBridge management utility program. v IBM Director IBM Director is a workgroup-hardware-management tool that you can use to centrally manage System x and xSeries servers. For more information, see the IBM Director documentation on the IBM Director CD.
  • Page 22 You can obtain the measurement values through the systems-management interface, and can view them using IBM Director. For more information, including the required levels of IBM Director and PowerExecutive, see the IBM Director documentation on the IBM Director CD, or see http://www.ibm.com/systems/management/director/resources/. v Redundant connection The addition of an optional network interface card (NIC) provides a failover capability to a redundant Ethernet connection.
  • Page 23: Reliability, Availability, And Serviceability Features

    Systems-management capabilities The server supports an optional IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine. When you use this adapter, you can manage the functions of the server locally and remotely. The Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine also provides system monitoring, event recording, and dial-out alert capability.
  • Page 24: Ibm Director

    Reduced service and support costs For more information about IBM Director, see the documentation on the IBM Director CD that comes with the server, the IBM Director Information Center at http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/eserver/v1r2/topic/diricinfo/ fqm0_main.html, and the IBM xSeries Systems Management Web page at http://www.ibm.com/ servers/eserver/xseries/systems_management/, which presents an overview of IBM Systems Management and IBM Director.
  • Page 25: The Updatexpress Program

    You can download the UpdateXpress program from the Web at no additional cost, or you can purchase it on a CD. To download the program or purchase the CD, go to http://www.ibm.com/servers/ eserver/xseries/systems_management/sys_migration/xpress.html. Server controls, LEDs, and power This section describes the controls and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and how to turn the server on and off.
  • Page 26 Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 27: Rear View

    Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply. AC power LED: Each hot-swap power supply has an ac power LED and a dc power LED.
  • Page 28: Server Power Features

    System-locator LED: Use this LED to visually locate the server among other servers. You can use IBM Director to light this LED remotely. Power-on LED: When this LED is lit and not flashing, it indicates that the server is turned on.
  • Page 29: Turning Off The Server

    Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply. Some operating systems require an orderly shutdown before you turn off the server.
  • Page 30 System x3650 Type 7979: User’s Guide...
  • Page 31: Chapter 2. Installing Optional Devices

    Optional tape drive Operator information panel CD/DVD drive 3.5-inch filler panel Power backplane 3.5-inch hard disk drive 2.5-inch drive cage with 3.5-inch cage divider hard disk drive backplane 2.5-inch hard disk drive 2.5-inch filler panel © Copyright IBM Corp. 2007...
  • Page 32 Riser-card assembly Full-height adapter Low-profile adapter Remote Supervisor DIMM air baffle Adapter II SlimLine Heat-sink filler DIMM ServeRAID Heat sink SAS controller Microprocessor System board Heat-sink retention module System x3650 Type 7979: User’s Guide...
  • Page 33: System-Board Optional-Device Connectors

    System-board optional-device connectors The following illustration shows the connectors on the system board for user-installable optional devices. Remote Supervisor Adapter II PCI Express slot 4 connector SlimLine connector PCI riser card connector PCI Express slot 3 connector ServeRAID SAS connector DIMM 12 connector DIMM 11 connector DIMM 10 connector...
  • Page 34: Pci Riser-Card Adapter Connectors

    PCI riser-card adapter connectors The following illustration shows the connectors on the PCI riser card for user-installable PCI adapters. Note: For clarity, in the following illustration the PCI riser-card assembly is inverted. PCI adapter connectors Power-backplane-board connectors The following illustration shows the internal connectors on the power-backplane board.
  • Page 35: System-Board Internal Cable Connectors

    System-board internal cable connectors The following illustration shows the internal connectors on the system board. IPMB connector SATA tape drive signal (J102) Hard disk drive backplane signal (J92) Power backplane (J72) Tape drive power (J100) Operator panel (J50) Front USB (J80) CD/DVD power (J12) Front video (J51) CD/DVD signal (J37)
  • Page 36: System-Board External Connectors

    System-board external connectors The following illustration shows the external input/output connectors on the system board. Video USB 1 USB 2 Serial Ethernet 2 / USB 3 Systems-management Ethernet Ethernet 1 / USB 4 System x3650 Type 7979: User’s Guide...
  • Page 37: System-Board Switches And Jumpers

    Any switches or jumpers on the system board that are not shown in the illustration are reserved. See the section about recovering the basic input/output system (BIOS) code in the Problem Determination and Service Guide on the IBM System x Documentation CD for information about using the boot block recovery jumper.
  • Page 38 30, and “Turning off the server” on page 13.) Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 39: System-Board Leds

    System-board LEDs The following illustration shows the light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on the system board. Riser-card-missing error LED 3 v battery error LED Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine RAID error LED error LED PCI slot 3 error LED DIMM 1 error LED PCI slot 4 DIMM 2 error LED error LED...
  • Page 40: Riser-Card Assembly Leds

    Riser-card assembly LEDs The following illustration shows the light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on the riser-card assembly. PCI Slot 2 error LED PCI Slot 1 error LED System x3650 Type 7979: User’s Guide...
  • Page 41: Light Path Diagnostics Panel

    For more information about light path diagnostics, see the Problem Determination and Service Guide on the IBM System x Documentation CD. The following table lists the LEDs on the light path diagnostics panel and suggested actions to solve the detected problems.
  • Page 42 The power supply in bay 1 has failed. Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply and to remove and install a dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 43 The service processor has failed. Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 44: Installation Guidelines

    If the server is not working correctly, see “Solving problems” in the Installation Guide on the IBM System x Documentation CD for diagnostic information. v Observe good housekeeping in the area where you are working. Place removed covers and other parts in a safe place.
  • Page 45: System Reliability Guidelines

    When you are finished working on the server, reinstall all safety shields, guards, labels, and ground wires. v For a list of supported optional devices for the server, see http://www.ibm.com/ servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/. System reliability guidelines...
  • Page 46: Handling Static-Sensitive Devices

    v Do not allow your necktie or scarf to hang inside the server. v Remove jewelry, such as bracelets, necklaces, rings, and loose-fitting wrist watches. v Remove items from your shirt pocket, such as pens and pencils, that could fall into the server as you lean over it.
  • Page 47: Removing The Cover

    “Turning off the server” on page 13). Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 48: Removing The Riser-Card Assembly

    Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 49: Installing The Riser-Card Assembly

    Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 50 (see “Turning off the server” on page 13). Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 51: Installing The Microprocessor Air Baffle

    Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply. 3. Remove the cover (see “Removing the cover” on page 31).
  • Page 52: Removing The Dimm Air Baffle

    (see “Turning off the server” on page 13). Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 53: Installing The Dimm Air Baffle

    Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply. 3. Remove the cover (see “Removing the cover” on page 31).
  • Page 54: Installing An Adapter

    Installing an adapter PCI slot 1 PCI slot 2 PCI slot 3 PCI slot 4 Expansion Adapter slot covers Riser-card assembly Expansion slot 1 Expansion slot 2 Expansion slot cover Adapter Low-profile PCI Express adapter The following notes describe the types of adapters that the server supports and other information that you must consider when installing an adapter: v You can install only low-profile adapters in PCI slots 3 and 4 on the system board.
  • Page 55 (see “Turning off the server” on page 13). Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 56 Access holes Release tabs 6. Slide the expansion-slot cover out of the PCI low-profile expansion slot or PCI riser-card assembly expansion slot. 7. Install the adapter. The following illustration shows how to install an adapter in a PCI slot. Note: For clarity, the riser-card assembly is shown inverted in the following illustration.
  • Page 57 Access holes Guide Release tabs Guide 9. Connect any required cables to the adapter. Attention: v When you route cables, do not block any connectors or the ventilated space around any of the fans. v Make sure that cables are not routed on top of components under the PCI riser-card assembly.
  • Page 58: Removing An Adapter

    (see “Turning off the server” on page 13). Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 59: Installing A Remote Supervisor Adapter Ii Slimline

    SlimLine is installed, the systems-management Ethernet port on the rear of the server is active. Note: Earlier versions of the Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine might not work in this server. See http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/ for the supported Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine. Chapter 2. Installing optional devices...
  • Page 60 (see “Turning off the server” on page 13). Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 61: Removing A Remote Supervisor Adapter Ii Slimline

    (see “Turning off the server” on page 13). Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 62: Replacing The Serveraid Sas Controller

    (see “Turning off the server” on page 13). Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 63: Installing A Hard Disk Drive

    The server 3.5-inch models support six slim 3.5-inch hard disk drives installed on Ultra-Slim hard disk drive trays for 3.5-inch drives. For a list of supported 3.5-inch hard disk drives, see http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/ us/. Chapter 2. Installing optional devices...
  • Page 64 The server 2.5-inch models support eight 2.5-inch hot-swap hard disk drives installed on Ultra-Slim hard disk drive trays for 2.5-inch drives. For a list of supported 2.5-inch hard disk drives, see http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ serverproven/compat/us/. v All hot-swap drives in the server should have the same throughput speed rating.
  • Page 65: Removing A Hard Disk Drive

    Note: You might have to reconfigure the disk arrays after you install hard disk drives. See the RAID documentation on the IBM ServeRAID Support CD for information about RAID controllers. If you have other optional devices to install or remove, do so now. Otherwise, go to “Completing the installation”...
  • Page 66: Installing An Optional Tape Drive

    3. Pull the hot-swap drive assembly from the bay. Note: You might have to reconfigure the disk arrays after you remove a hard disk drive. See the RAID documentation on the IBM ServeRAID Support CD for information about RAID controllers.
  • Page 67 Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 68 SATA tape drive signal connector SATA tape cable 12. Install the fan-bracket assembly. If you have other optional devices to install or remove, do so now. Otherwise, go to “Completing the installation” on page 81. System x3650 Type 7979: User’s Guide...
  • Page 69: Installing A Sata Tape Drive In A 2.5-Inch Model Server

    Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 70: Installing A Scsi Tape Drive In A 3.5-Inch Model Server

    “Completing the installation” on page 81. Installing a SCSI tape drive in a 3.5-inch model server Use these procedures to install a supported SCSI tape drive, such as the IBM DDS Generation 5 Internal Tape Drive, and to connect the tape drive to a supported SCSI adapter in PCI slot 1 of the riser-card assembly.
  • Page 71 Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 72 7. From the inside of the server, thread the tape-drive end of the cables through the slot in the left side of the hard disk drive cage and out the front of the server. Note: The terminator on the short section of the cable does not go through the slot;...
  • Page 73 SCSI signal cable Cable clamp 15. Connect the tape-drive power cable to the tape-drive power connector, J100 (see “System-board internal cable connectors” on page 19 for the location of the power connector). 16. Replace the hard disk drive backplane signal cable, making sure that it passes through the cable clamp on top of the SCSI signal cable.
  • Page 74: Installing A Scsi Tape Drive In A 2.5-Inch Model Server

    “Completing the installation” on page 81. Installing a SCSI tape drive in a 2.5-inch model server Use these procedures to install a supported SCSI tape drive, such as the IBM DDS Generation 5 Internal Tape Drive, and to connect the tape drive to a supported SCSI adapter in PCI slot 1 of the riser-card assembly.
  • Page 75 Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 76 17. Temporarily disconnect the hard disk drive backplane signal cable from the connector on the system board (J92), remove the cable from the cable clamp, and set the cable aside. See “System-board internal cable connectors” on page 19 for the location of the connector and cable clamp. 18.
  • Page 77: Removing An Optional Tape Drive

    Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 78: Installing A Microprocessor

    Use the Configuration/Setup Utility program to determine the type and speed of the microprocessor that is currently installed in the server. At the time of this publication, the following IBM System x3650 server models come with quad-core microprocessors:...
  • Page 79 (Optional) Obtain an SMP-capable operating system. For a list of supported operating systems and optional devices, see http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ serverproven/compat/us/. v To order additional microprocessor optional devices, contact your IBM marketing representative or authorized reseller. v The microprocessor speeds are automatically set for this server; therefore, you do not have to set any microprocessor frequency-selection jumpers or switches.
  • Page 80 “Turning off the server” on page 13). Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 81 5. Install the VRM in the VRM connector. Alignment key a. Touch the static-protective package containing the VRM to any unpainted metal surface on the outside of the server. Then, remove the VRM from the package. b. Turn the VRM so that the keys align correctly with the VRM connector. c.
  • Page 82 Attention: v Do not touch the microprocessor contacts; handle the microprocessor by the edges only. Contaminants on the microprocessor contacts, such as oil from your skin, can cause connection failures between the contacts and the socket. v Handle the microprocessor carefully. Dropping the microprocessor during installation or removal can damage the contacts.
  • Page 83: Installing A Memory Module

    The server supports up to 12 Fully Buffered DIMM PC2-5300 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB DIMMs, for a maximum of 48 GB of system memory. See http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/ for a list of memory modules that you can use with the server.
  • Page 84 Note: When only one pair of DIMMs is installed in the server and the BIOS code level is version 1.04 (GGE127A) or later, you can improve performance by installing the DIMMs in connectors 1 and 7 instead of 1 and 4. However, because the connectors in the pair are not on the same memory branch (see the following illustration), Chipkill memory protection is disabled.
  • Page 85: Memory Mirroring

    Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 86: Online-Spare Memory

    When you use memory mirroring, you must install two pairs of DIMMs at a time. The four DIMMs in each group must be identical. See Table 4 for the DIMM connectors that are in each group. Table 4. Memory mirroring DIMM installation sequence Group DIMM connectors 1, 4, 7, and 10...
  • Page 87 In the configuration that you use, install the largest DIMMs first. Table 6. Online-spare DIMM configurations, basic scheme Number of DIMMs DIMM connectors Results 1 and 4 (largest DIMMs) Online-sparing on branch 0 2 and 5 1 and 4 (largest DIMMs) Online-sparing on branch 0 2 and 5 3 and 6...
  • Page 88: Removing A Memory Module

    Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 89 Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply and to install and remove a dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply for installation instructions.
  • Page 90: Removing A Hot-Swap Power Supply

    Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply for installation instructions.
  • Page 91: Installing A Fan

    Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply for removal instructions.
  • Page 92: Removing A Fan

    Hot-swap fan To install any of the 10 replaceable fans, complete the following steps: 1. Read the safety information that begins on page vii and “Installation guidelines” on page 28. 2. If you have not done so already, slide the server out of the rack and remove the cover (see “Removing the cover”...
  • Page 93: Removing The Fan-Bracket Assembly

    Hot-swap fan 1. Read the safety information that begins on page vii and “Installation guidelines” on page 28. 2. Slide the server out of the rack and remove the cover (see “Removing the cover” on page 31). The LED on the failing fan will be lit. Attention: To ensure proper system cooling, do not remove the top cover for more than 30 minutes during this procedure.
  • Page 94 Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 95: Installing The Fan-Bracket Assembly

    Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 96: Replacing The Cd-Rw/Dvd Drive

    Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 97: Completing The Installation

    Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply. 3. Remove the cover (see “Removing the cover” on page 31).
  • Page 98: Installing The Cover

    Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply. Installing the cover...
  • Page 99: Updating The Server Configuration

    ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD” on page 93 and the operating-system documentation. If you have installed or removed a hard disk drive, see “Using the IBM ServeRAID Configuration Utility program” on page 95 and “Using ServeRAID Manager” on page 96 for information about reconfiguring the disk arrays.
  • Page 100 If you have installed a Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine to manage the server remotely, see the Remote Supervisor Adapter User’s Guide, which comes with the adapter, for information about setting up, configuring, and using the adapter. For information about configuring the integrated Gigabit Ethernet controller, see “Configuring the Gigabit Ethernet controllers”...
  • Page 101: Chapter 3. Configuring The Server

    IBM Director IBM Director is a workgroup-hardware-management tool that you can use to centrally manage System x and xSeries servers. If you plan to use IBM Director to manage the server, you must check for the latest applicable IBM Director updates and interim fixes.
  • Page 102: Using The Configuration/Setup Utility Program

    Using the Configuration/Setup Utility program Use the Configuration/Setup Utility program to perform the following tasks: v View configuration information v View and change assignments for devices and I/O ports v Set the date and time v Set and change passwords v Set and change the startup characteristics of the server and the order of startup devices (startup-drive sequence) v Set and change settings for advanced hardware features...
  • Page 103 v Devices and I/O Ports Select this choice to view or change assignments for devices and input/output (I/O) ports. You can configure the serial ports, configure remote console redirection, enable or disable integrated Ethernet controllers, the SAS controller, IDE channels, and PCI slots, and view the system Ethernet MAC addresses. If you disable a device, it cannot be configured, and the operating system will not be able to detect it (this is equivalent to disconnecting the device).
  • Page 104 PCI interrupt routing, and enable or disable the loading and execution of ROM code per PCI slot (see message 1801 in the Problem Determination and Service Guide on the IBM System x Documentation CD). – PCI Slot/Device Information This choice is available only if an optional Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine is installed.
  • Page 105 - BMC Build Level This is a nonselectable menu item that displays the BMC firmware build level. - BMC Build Date This is a nonselectable menu item that displays the BMC firmware build date. - BMC POST Watchdog Enable or disable the BMC POST watchdog. Disable is the default setting. - BMC POST Watchdog Timeout Set the BMC POST watchdog timeout value.
  • Page 106: Passwords

    Determination and Service Guide on the IBM System x Documentation CD for instructions for running the diagnostic programs. v Save Settings Select this choice to save the changes that you have made in the settings. v Restore Settings Select this choice to cancel the changes that you have made in the settings and restore the previous settings.
  • Page 107: Administrator Password

    Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply. Administrator password If an administrator password is set, you must type the administrator password for access to the full Configuration/Setup Utility menu.
  • Page 108 Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply and to install and remove a dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 109: Using The Serverguide Setup And Installation Cd

    Attention: In a dc power environment, only trained service personnel other than IBM service technicians are authorized to connect or disconnect power to the dc power supply and to install and remove a dc power supply. See the documentation that comes with each dc power supply.
  • Page 110: Setup And Configuration Overview

    When you use the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD, you do not need setup diskettes. You can use the CD to configure any supported IBM server model. The setup program provides a list of tasks that are required to set up your server model.
  • Page 111: Installing Your Operating System Without Serverguide

    ServerGuide program to install your operating system, complete the following steps to download the latest operating-system installation instructions from the IBM Web site. Note: Changes are made periodically to the IBM Web site. The actual procedure might vary slightly from what is described in this document. 1. Go to http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/.
  • Page 112: Configuring The Controller

    5. Select an array and press Enter. 6. To exit from the program, press Esc. Using ServeRAID Manager Use ServeRAID Manager, which is on the IBM ServeRAID Support CD, to perform the following tasks: v Configure a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) array...
  • Page 113: Configuring The Raid Controller

    For additional information about RAID technology and instructions for using ServeRAID Manager to configure the SAS and RAID controllers, see the ServeRAID documentation on the IBM ServeRAID Support CD. Additional information about ServeRAID Manager is also available from the Help menu. For information about a specific object in the ServeRAID Manager tree, select the object and click Actions -->...
  • Page 114: Viewing The Configuration

    BIOS update and configuration To update and configure the BIOS code to enable SOL, complete the following steps: 1. Update the BIOS code: a. Download the latest version of the BIOS code from http://www.ibm.com/ systems/support/ System x3650 Type 7979: User’s Guide...
  • Page 115: Linux Configuration

    Update the BIOS code, following the instructions that come with the update file that you downloaded. 2. Update the BMC firmware: a. Download the latest version of the BMC firmware from http://www.ibm.com/ systems/support/ b. Update the BMC firmware, following the instructions that come with the update file that you downloaded.
  • Page 116 Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4 configuration: Note: This procedure is based on a default installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4. The file names, structures, and commands might be different for other versions of Red Hat Linux. To configure the general Linux parameters for SOL operation when you are using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4 operating system, complete the following steps.
  • Page 117 Original /etc/lilo.conf contents prompt timeout=50 default=linux boot=/dev/hda map=/boot/map install=/boot/boot.b message=/boot/message linear image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.12smp label=linux initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.9-e.12smp.img read-only root=/dev/hda6 image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.12 label=linux-up initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.9-e.12.img read-only root=/dev/hda6 Chapter 3. Configuring the server...
  • Page 118 Modified /etc/lilo.conf contents prompt timeout=50 default=linux-Monitor boot=/dev/hda #map=/boot/map install=/boot/boot.b #message=/boot/message linear # This will allow you to only Monitor the OS boot via SOL image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.12smp label=linux-Monitor initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.9-e.12smp.img read-only root=/dev/hda6 append="console=ttyS0,19200n8 console=tty1" # This will allow you to Interact with the OS boot via SOL image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.12smp label=linux-Interact initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.9-e.12smp.img...
  • Page 119 console=ttyS0,19200 initrd /initrd-2.4.9-e.12smp.img Note: The entry that begins with kernel /vmlinuz is shown with a line break after console=tty1. In your file, the entire entry must all be on one line. The following examples show the original content of the /boot/grub/grub.conf file and the content of this file after modification.
  • Page 120 Modified /boot/grub/grub.conf contents #grub.conf generated by anaconda # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg. root (hd0,0) kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda6 initrd /initrd-version.img...
  • Page 121 a. Comment out the gfxmenu line by adding a # in front of the word gfxmenu. b. Add the following line before the first title line: # This will allow you to only Monitor the OS boot via SOL c. Append the following text to the first title line: SOL Monitor d.
  • Page 122: Microsoft Windows 2003 Standard Edition Configuration

    Modified /boot/grub/menu.lst contents Notes root chainloader +1 title failsafe kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz.shipped root=/dev/hda2 ide=nodma apm=off vga=normal nosmp disableapic maxcpus=0 3 initrd (hd0,1)/boot/initrd.shipped Note 1: The kernel line is shown with a line break. In your file, the entire entry must all be on one line. You must restart the Linux operating system after you complete these procedures for the changes to take effect and to enable SOL.
  • Page 123: Installing The Osa Smbridge Management Utility Program

    To install the OSA SMBridge management utility program on a server running a Windows operating system, complete the following steps: 1. Go to http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/ and download the utility program and create the OSA BMC Management Utility CD. 2. Insert the OSA BMC Management Utility CD into the drive. The InstallShield wizard starts, and a window similar to that shown in the following illustration opens.
  • Page 124 Linux operating system, complete the following steps. You must be logged in as a root user to perform these procedures. 1. Go to http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/. Download the utility program and create the OSA BMC Management Utility CD. 2. Insert the OSA BMC Management Utility CD into the drive.
  • Page 125: Using The Baseboard Management Controller Utility Programs

    The utility starts automatically when the server is started. You can also locate the /ect/init.d directory to start the utility and use the following commands to manage the utility: smbridge status smbridge start smbridge stop smbridge restart Using the baseboard management controller utility programs Use the baseboard management controller utility programs to configure the baseboard management controller, download firmware updates and sensor data record/field replaceable unit (SDR/FRU) updates, and remotely manage a network.
  • Page 126: Configuring The Gigabit Ethernet Controllers

    Use the following commands in CLI mode: – identify Control the system-locator LED on the front of the server. – power Turn the server on and off remotely. – sel Perform operations with the BMC system event log. – sysinfo Display general system information that is related to the server and the baseboard management controller.
  • Page 127: Updating Ibm Director

    4. From the Product family menu, select System x3650 and click Continue. Updating IBM Director If you plan to use IBM Director to manage the server, you must check for the latest applicable IBM Director updates and interim fixes. To install the IBM Director updates and any other applicable updates and interim fixes, complete the following steps.
  • Page 128: Requirements

    (MIB) on your SNMP manager. v You will need an Internet connection to the client system to download software and firmware from the IBM Support Web site during the installation process. The Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine firmware and the SNMP MIB are available on the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD;...
  • Page 129: Completing The Setup

    8. Restart the server after the software and firmware are installed. Completing the setup See the IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II User’s Guide on the IBM System x Documentation CD for instructions for completing the configuration, including the following procedures:...
  • Page 130 System x3650 Type 7979: User’s Guide...
  • Page 131: Appendix. 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. IBM may use or distribute any of the information you supply in any way it believes appropriate without incurring any obligation to you.
  • Page 132: Important Notes

    Maximum internal hard disk drive capacities assume the replacement of any standard hard disk drives and population of all hard disk drive bays with the largest currently supported drives that are available from IBM. Maximum memory might require replacement of the standard memory with an optional memory module.
  • Page 133: Product Recycling And Disposal

    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 might differ from its retail version (if available) and might not include user manuals or all program functionality.
  • Page 134: Battery Return Program

    United States, go to http://www.ibm.com/ibm/environment/ products/batteryrecycle.shtml or contact your local waste disposal facility. In the United States, IBM has established a return process for reuse, recycling, or proper disposal of used IBM sealed lead acid, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, and battery packs from IBM equipment.
  • Page 135: Electronic Emission Notices

    For proper collection and treatment, contact your local IBM representative. For California: Perchlorate material – special handling may apply. See http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/ hazardouswaste/perchlorate/.
  • Page 136: Industry Canada Class A Emission Compliance Statement

    Properly shielded and grounded cables and connectors must be used in order to meet FCC emission limits. IBM is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by using other than recommended cables and connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment.
  • Page 137: Taiwanese Class A Warning Statement

    Telephone: 0049 (0)711 785 1176 Fax: 0049 (0)711 785 1283 E-mail: tjahn@de.ibm.com Taiwanese Class A warning statement Chinese Class A warning statement Japanese Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI) statement Korean Class A warning statement Appendix. Notices...
  • Page 138 System x3650 Type 7979: User’s Guide...
  • Page 139: Index

    4 clear-CMOS switch 91 electronic emission Class A notice 119 command-line interface environment 4 commands Ethernet identify 110 systems-management connector 11 power 110 Ethernet activity LED 11 sel 110 Ethernet connector 12 sysinfo 110 © Copyright IBM Corp. 2007...
  • Page 140 ServerGuide 94 humidity 4 without ServerGuide 95 notes 3 notes, important 116 notices 115 IBM Director 5, 8, 111 electronic emission 119 IBM X-Architecture technology 5 FCC, Class A 119 important notices 3 notices and statements 3 information LED 10...
  • Page 141 serial over LAN (continued) bus number 88 commands (continued) expansion slots 4 power 110 port connectors 20 reboot 110 power supply sel get 110 installing 72 sol 110 operating requirements 72 sysinfo 110 power supply specifications 4 ServeRAID 6 power-control button 10 ServeRAID Manager 96 power-cord connector 11 ServerGuide...
  • Page 142 See power-on password using baseboard management controller utility programs 109 utility program Configuration/Setup 86 IBM ServeRAID Configuration 95 video connector front 10 rear 12 voltage regulator module, installing 65 See voltage regulator module weight 4 System x3650 Type 7979: User’s Guide...
  • Page 144 Part Number: 44R5189 Printed in USA (1P) P/N: 44R5189...