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Setup And Configuration Overview; Typical Operating-System Installation - IBM 7945G2U Installation And User Manual

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The ServerGuide program performs the following tasks:
v Sets system date and time
v Detects the RAID adapter or controller and runs the SAS RAID configuration
v Checks the microcode (firmware) levels of a ServeRAID adapter and determines
v Detects installed optional hardware devices and provides updated device drivers
v Provides diskette-free installation for supported Windows operating systems
v Includes an online readme file with links to tips for hardware and

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.
On a server with a ServeRAID adapter or integrated SCSI controller with RAID
capabilities, you can run the SCSI RAID configuration program to create logical
drives.
Note: Features and functions can vary slightly with different versions of the
ServerGuide program.
When you start the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD, the program prompts
you to complete the following tasks:
v Select your language.
v Select your keyboard layout and country.
v View the overview to learn about ServerGuide features.
v View the readme file to review installation tips for your operating system and
v Start the operating-system installation. You will need your operating-system CD.
Important: Before you install a legacy operating system (such as VMware) on a
server with an LSI SAS controller, you must first complete the following steps:
1. Update the device driver for the LSI SAS controller to the latest level.
2. In the Setup utility, set Legacy Only as the first option in the boot sequence in
3. Using the LSI Configuration Utility program, select a boot drive.
For detailed information and instructions, go to https://www-947.ibm.com/systems/
support/supportsite.wss/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5083225.

Typical operating-system installation

The ServerGuide program can reduce the time it takes to install an operating
system. It provides the device drivers that are required for your hardware and for
the operating system that you are installing. This section describes a typical
ServerGuide operating-system installation.
Note: Features and functions can vary slightly with different versions of the
ServerGuide program.
1. After you have completed the setup process, the operating-system installation
program (with LSI chip sets for ServeRAID adapters only)
whether a later level is available from the CD
for most adapters and devices
operating-system installation
adapter.
the Boot Manager menu.
program starts. (You will need your operating-system CD to complete the
installation.)
Chapter 3. Configuring the server
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