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Installing Your Operating System Without Using Serverguide; Using The Integrated Management Module - IBM 7945G2U Installation And User Manual

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2. The ServerGuide program stores information about the server model, service
3. The ServerGuide program presents operating-system partition options that are
4. The ServerGuide program prompts you to insert your operating-system CD and

Installing your operating system without using ServerGuide

If you have already configured the server hardware and you are not using the
ServerGuide program to install your operating system, complete the following steps
to download the latest operating-system installation instructions from the IBM Web
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
2. Under Product support, click System x.
3. From the menu on the left side of the page, click System x support search.
4. From the Task menu, select Install.
5. From the Product family menu, select System x3650 M3.
6. From the Operating system menu, select your operating system, and then click

Using the integrated management module

The integrated management module (IMM) is a second generation of the functions
that were formerly provided by the baseboard management controller hardware. It
combines service processor functions, video controller, and (when an optional
virtual media key is installed) remote presence function in a single chip.
The IMM supports the following basic systems-management features:
v Environmental monitor with fan speed control for temperature, voltages, fan
v Light path diagnostics LEDs to report errors that occur with fans, power supplies,
v DIMM error assistance. The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
v System-event log.
v ROM-based IMM firmware flash updates.
v Auto Boot Failure Recovery.
v A virtual media key, which enables full systems-management support (remote
v When one of the two microprocessors reports an internal error, the server
v NMI detection and reporting.
System x3650 M3 Types 4255, 7945, and 7949: Installation and User's Guide
processor, hard disk drive controllers, and network adapters. Then, the program
checks the CD for newer device drivers. This information is stored and then
passed to the operating-system installation program.
based on your operating-system selection and the installed hard disk drives.
restart the server. At this point, the installation program for the operating system
takes control to complete the installation.
Search to display the available installation documents.
failure, and power supply failure.
microprocessor, hard disk drives, and system errors.
disables a failing DIMM that is detected during POST, and the IMM lights the
associated system-error LED and the failing DIMM error LED.
video, remote keyboard/mouse, and remote storage).
disables the defective microprocessor and restarts with the one good



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