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Chapter 2. Installing optional devices

This chapter provides detailed instructions for installing optional hardware devices in
the server.
In addition to the instructions in this chapter for installing optional hardware devices,
updating firmware and device drivers, and completing the installation, IBM Business
Partners must also complete the steps in "Instructions for IBM Business Partners."
Important: To help ensure that the devices that you install work correctly and do
not introduce problems, observe the following precautions:
1. Make sure that the server and the installed firmware levels support the devices
2. Before you install optional hardware devices, make sure that the server is
3. Follow the installation procedures in this chapter and use the correct tools.
4. Use the best practices to apply current firmware and device-driver updates for

Instructions for IBM Business Partners

In addition to the instructions in this chapter for installing optional hardware devices,
updating firmware and device drivers, and completing the installation, IBM Business
Partners must also complete the following steps:
1. Before you configure a server for a customer, complete the Solution Assurance
2. After you have confirmed that the server starts correctly and recognizes the
3. Shut down and restart the server multiple times to ensure that the server is
4. Save the DSA log as a file and send it to IBM.
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that you are installing. If necessary, update the UEFI and IMM firmware and any
other firmware that is stored on the system boards. For information about where
firmware is stored in the server, see Chapter 6, "Configuration information and
instructions," in the Problem Determination and Service Guide. For a list of
supported optional devices for the server, see http://www.ibm.com/systems/info/
x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/.
working correctly. Start the server and make sure that the operating system
starts, if an operating system is installed, or that a 19990305 error code is
displayed, indicating that an operating system was not found but the server is
otherwise working correctly. If the server is not working correctly, see the
Problem Determination and Service Guide for information about how to run
diagnostics.
Incorrectly installed devices can cause system failures because of damaged
pins in sockets or connectors, loose cabling, or loose components.
the server and optional devices. To download the IBM System x Firmware
Update Best Practices document, go to http://www.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/
docdisplay?brand=50000020&lndocid=MIGR-5082923. Additional hints and tips
are available from the following sites:
v IBM support: http://www.ibm.com/supportportal/
v System x configuration tools: http://www.ibm.com/systems/x/hardware/
configtools.html
checklist at http://w3.ibm.com/support/assure/assur30i.nsf/webindex/sa294/.
newly installed devices and that no error LEDs are lit, run the Dynamic System
Analysis (DSA) stress tests. For information about using DSA, see the Problem
Determination and Service Guide.
correctly configured and functions correctly with the newly installed devices.
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