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  • Page 1 IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946 Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 3 IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946 Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 4 Note: Before using this information and the product it supports, read the information in Appendix B, “Notices,” on page 111, the IBM Safety Information and Environmental Notices and User Guide documents on the IBM Documentation CD, and the Warranty Information document.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Reliability, availability, and serviceability ....11 IBM Systems Director ..... . 13 The UpdateXpress System Packs .
  • Page 6 Hardware service and support ....110 IBM Taiwan product service ....110 Appendix B.
  • Page 7 Japan VCCI Class A statement ....116 Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) statement ......116 Korea Communications Commission (KCC) statement .
  • Page 8 IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and 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. 2010...
  • Page 10 Be sure to read all caution and danger statements in this document before you perform the procedures. Read any additional safety information that comes with the server or optional device before you install the device. viii IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 11 Attention: Use No. 26 AWG or larger UL-listed or CSA certified telecommunication line cord. 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.
  • 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 The device also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 15 Statement 6: CAUTION: Do not place any objects on top of a rack-mounted device unless that rack-mounted device is intended for use as a shelf. Statement 8: CAUTION: Never remove the cover on a power supply or any part that has the following label attached.
  • Page 16 240 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. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 17: Chapter 1. The System X3550 M2 Server

    Chapter 1. The System x3550 M2 server This Installation and User's Guide contains information and instructions for setting up your IBM System x3550 M2 Type 4198 or 7946 server, instructions for installing some optional devices, and instructions for cabling, and configuring the server. For...
  • Page 18 If firmware and documentation updates are available, you can download them from the IBM Web site. The server might have features that are not described in the documentation that comes with the server, and the documentation might be updated...
  • Page 19: The Ibm System X Documentation Cd

    Note: The illustrations in this document might differ slightly from your hardware. ID label You can download an IBM ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD to help you configure the hardware, install device drivers, and install the operating system. For a list of supported optional devices for the server, see http://www.ibm.com/ servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/.
  • Page 20: Related Documentation

    The following documentation also comes with the server: v Problem Determination and Service Guide This document is in PDF on the IBM System x Documentation CD. It contains information to help you solve problems yourself, and it contains information for service technicians.
  • Page 21: Notices And Statements In This Document

    These updates are available from the IBM Web site. To check for updates, complete the following steps.
  • Page 22: Features And Specifications

    Approximate heat output: The server comes standard with six v Minimum configuration: 662 Btu per hour (194 watts) dual-motor hot-swap fans. v Maximum configuration: 2302 Btu per hour (675 watts) IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 23 RAID 6/60 and SED upgrade can also the IMM functions. This connector is ISO 9296. Actual sound-pressure levels be ordered. active with or without the optional IBM in a given location might exceed the Virtual Media Key installed. Size: average values stated because of room v One serial port v Height: 43 mm (1.69 inches, 1U)
  • Page 24: What Your Server Offers

    – Event logs for ServeRAID controllers and service processors The diagnostic programs create a merged log that includes events from all collected logs. The information is collected into a file that you can send to IBM service and support. Additionally, you can view the information locally through a generated text report file.
  • Page 25 The remote presence and blue-screen capture features are integrated functions of the Integrated Management Module (IMM) and are available with the purchase of the optional IBM Virtual Media Key. A virtual media key is required to enable the remote presence and blue-screen capture features.
  • Page 26 Light path diagnostics provides LEDs to help you diagnose problems. For more information about the light path diagnostics, see “Light path diagnostics panel” on page 16 and the Problem Determination and Service Guide on the IBM System x Documentation CD.
  • Page 27: Reliability, Availability, And Serviceability

    v Redundant connection The addition of the optional Ethernet daughter card provides failover capability to a redundant Ethernet connection with the applicable application installed. If a problem occurs with the primary Ethernet connection and the optional Ethernet daughter card is installed on the server, all Ethernet traffic that is associated with the primary connection is automatically switched to the optional redundant Ethernet daughter card connection.
  • Page 28 IMM firmware, and read-only memory (ROM) resident code, locally or over the v Vital product data (VPD) on microprocessors, system board, power supplies, and SAS/SATA (hot-swap hard disk drive) backplane v Wake on LAN capability IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 29: Ibm Systems Director

    A set of common tasks that are included with IBM Systems Director provides many of the core capabilities that are required for basic management, which means instant out-of-the-box business value.
  • Page 30: Server Controls, Leds, And Power

    UpdateXpress System Pack, go to http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/ supportsite.wss/docdisplay?lndocid=SERV-XPRESS&brandind=5000008 or complete the following steps. 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/. 2. Under Product support, click System x.
  • Page 31: Operator Information Panel

    When this LED is lit, it indicates that the drive has failed. If an optional IBM ServeRAID controller is installed in the server, when this LED is flashing slowly (one flash per second), it indicates that the drive is being rebuilt. When the LED is flashing rapidly (three flashes per second), it indicates that the controller is identifying the drive.
  • Page 32: Light Path Diagnostics Panel

    This LED is also used as a presence detection button. You can use IBM Systems Director to light this LED remotely. This LED is controlled by the IMM. When you press the System-locator button, the LED will blink and it will continue to blink until you press it again to turn it off.
  • Page 33 It allows you to blue screen the server and take a memory dump (use this button only when directed by the IBM service support). v Checkpoint code display: This display provides a checkpoint code that indicates the point at which the system stopped during the boot block and POST.
  • Page 34 5. Replace any failing device. 6. (Trained service technician only) Replace the system board. (Continued on the next page) IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 35 Table 2. Light path diagnostics panel LEDs (continued) v Follow the suggested actions in the order in which they are listed in the Action column until the problem is solved. v See Chapter 3, "Parts listing", in the Problem Determination and Service Guide to determine which components are customer replaceable units (CRU) and which components are field replaceable units (FRU).
  • Page 36 4. Reinstall the microprocessor in socket 1 and restart the server. 5. Replace any failing device. 6. (Trained service technician only) Replace the system board. (Continued on the next page.) IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 37 Table 2. Light path diagnostics panel LEDs (continued) v Follow the suggested actions in the order in which they are listed in the Action column until the problem is solved. v See Chapter 3, "Parts listing", in the Problem Determination and Service Guide to determine which components are customer replaceable units (CRU) and which components are field replaceable units (FRU).
  • Page 38 3. Make sure that the room temperature is not too high. See LED to be lit. Table 1 on page 6 for the server temperature information. 4. Make sure that the air vents are not blocked. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 39 PCI reduce the base system ROM or change the ROM Option ROM is out of resource. order. For detailed information, go to http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/ supportsite.wss/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5084743 &brandind=5000008. b. Run the DSA memory test to isolate the problem (see the Problem Determination and Service Guide for more information).
  • Page 40 If the test reports the memory configuration is invalid, repopulate the DIMMs to a supported configuration. (See “Installing a memory module” on page 52 about memory configuration.) IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 41 See “Installing a second microprocessor and heat sink” on page 73 for information about installation and requirements. b. For more information, go to http://www.ibm.com/ systems/support/supportsite.wss/ docdisplay?brandind=5000008&lndocid=SERV-CALL. Reserved. Chapter 1. The System x3550 M2 server...
  • Page 42 3. Replace any failed or missing replacement components, such as the battery or PCI riser-card assembly. 4. If a voltage regulator has failed, (trained service technician only) replace the system board. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 43: Rear View

    Rear view The following illustration shows the connectors and LEDs on the rear of the server. v PCI slot 1: Insert a low-profile PCI Express or PCI-X adapter into this slot. Standard models of the server come with two PCI Express riser assemblies. You can purchase an optional PCI-X riser-card assembly with bracket if you want to install a PCI-X adapter in this slot.
  • Page 44 Power-on LED: When this LED is lit and not flashing, it indicates that the server is turned on. The states of the power-on LED are as follows: Off: Power is not present, or the power supply or the LED itself has failed. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 45 IMM Web interface. v System-locator LED: Use this LED to visually locate the server among other servers. You can use IBM Systems Director to light this LED remotely. Power-supply LEDs The following illustration shows the location of the power-supply LEDs on the rear of the server.
  • Page 46 The following illustration shows the locations of the power-supply LEDs on the dc power supply. Power input LED Power output LED Power error LED -48V Ground -48V return IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 47: System Pulse Leds

    The following table describes the problems that are indicated by various combinations of the power-supply LEDs on a dc power supply and suggested actions to correct the detected problems. DC power-supply LEDs IN OK OUT OK Error (!) Description Action Notes Normal operation No dc power to the...
  • Page 48: Server Power Features

    LED will blink slowly), and one or more fans might start running to provide cooling while the server is connected to power. You can turn on the server by pressing the power-control button. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 49: Turning Off The Server

    The server can also be turned on in any of the following ways: v If a power failure occurs while the server is turned on, the server will restart automatically when power is restored. v If your operating system supports the Wake on LAN feature, the Wake on LAN feature can turn on the server.
  • Page 50 The integrated management module (IMM) can turn off the server as an automatic response to a critical system failure. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 51: Chapter 2. Installing Optional Devices

    Chasis SAS/SATA backplane Simple-swap back plate Bezel CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive 2.5-inch hot-swap hard disk drive filler panel 2.5-inch Operator information hard disk drive panel 2.5-inch simple-swap 2.5-inch hard disk drive simple-swap hard disk drive filler panel © Copyright IBM Corp. 2010...
  • Page 52: System-Board Internal Connectors

    Hot-swap Fan 6 Fan 5 Fan 4 Fan 3 Fan 2 Simple-swap Simple-swap SAS/SATA connector connector connector connector connector SATA power SATA signal power connector connector connector IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 53: System-Board External Connectors

    System-board external connectors The following illustration shows the external input/output connectors on the system board. Chapter 2. Installing optional devices...
  • Page 54: System-Board Switches And Jumpers

    Note: If there is a clear protective sticker on the top of the switch block, you must remove and discard it to access the switch. The following table describes the jumpers on the Pass 8 level system board. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 55 Table 4. Pass 8 level system board jumpers Jumper number Jumper name Jumper setting UEFI boot recovery jumper v Pins 1 and 2: Normal (default) Loads the primary server firmware ROM page. v Pins 2 and 3: Loads the secondary (backup) server firmware ROM page.
  • Page 56 9 level system board, you will see P9 (with a part number to the right of it) on the corner of the system board near the USB connectors on the rear of the server, as shown in the following illustration. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 57 Note: If there is a clear protective sticker on the top of the switch blocks, you must remove and discard it to access the switches. UEFI boot recovery jumper (J29) IMM recovery jumper (J147) SW3 switch block SW4 switch block The following table describes the jumpers on the Pass 9 level system board.
  • Page 58 3 before the server is turned on alters which flash ROM page is loaded. Do not change the jumper pin position after the server is turned on. This can cause an unpredictable problem. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 59 The following table describes the functions of the SW3 switch block on the Pass 9 level system board. Table 7. Pass 9 level system board SW3 switch block definition Switch number Default position Description Clear CMOS memory. When this switch is toggled to On, it clears the data in CMOS memory, which clears the power-on password.
  • Page 60 48, and “Turning off the server” on page 33. 2. Any system-board switch or jumper blocks that are not shown in the illustrations in this document are reserved. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 61: System-Board Leds

    System-board LEDs The following illustration shows the light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on the system board. Chapter 2. Installing optional devices...
  • Page 62: System-Board Optional Device Connectors

    2. Under Product support, click System x. 3. Under Popular links, click Software and device drivers. 4. Click System x3550 M2 to display the matrix of downloadable files for the server. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 63: 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 64: Working Inside The Server With The Power On

    The use of a grounding system is recommended. For example, wear an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap, if one is available. Always use an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system when working inside the server with the power on. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 65: Removing The Cover

    v Handle the device carefully, holding it by its edges or its frame. v Do not touch solder joints, pins, or exposed circuitry. v Do not leave the device where others can handle and damage it. v While the device is still in its static-protective package, touch it to an unpainted metal surface on the outside of the server for at least 2 seconds.
  • Page 66: Removing The Microprocessor 2 Air Baffle

    Attention: For proper cooling and airflow, replace the air baffle before you turn on the server. Operating the server with the air baffle removed might damage server components. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 67: Removing The Dimm Air Baffle

    Removing the DIMM air baffle To remove the DIMM air baffle, complete the following steps: 1. Read the safety information that begins on page vii and “Installation guidelines” on page 46. 2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables, if necessary;...
  • Page 68: Installing A Memory Module

    JEDEC SPD Revision Encoding and Additions level cc is the reference design file for the design of the DIMM d is the revision number of the reference design of the DIMM IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 69 Note: To determine the type of a DIMM, see the label on the DIMM. The information on the label is in the format xxxxx nRxxx PC3-xxxxx-xx-xx-xxx. The numeral in the sixth numerical position indicates whether the DIMM is single-rank (n=1) or dual-rank (n=2). v The following rules apply to single-rank and dual-rank DDR3 DIMM speed as it relates to the number of DIMMs in a channel: –...
  • Page 70 The following table lists the DIMM connectors on each memory channel. Table 11. Connectors on each memory channel Memory channel DIMM connectors Channel 0 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11 IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 71 Table 11. Connectors on each memory channel (continued) Memory channel DIMM connectors Channel 1 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14 Channel 2 7, 8, 15, 16 The following illustration shows the memory connector layout that is associated with each microprocessor. For example, DIMM connectors 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 (DIMM connectors are shown underneath the boxes) are associated with microprocessor 2 slot (CPU2) and DIMM connectors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are associated with microprocessor 1 slot (CPU1).
  • Page 72 4. Open the retaining clip on each end of the DIMM connector. Attention: To avoid breaking the retaining clips or damaging the DIMM connectors, open and close the clips gently. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 73: Installing Drives

    The following notes describe the type of drives that the server supports and other information that you must consider when you install a drive. For a list of supported drives, see http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/. v Locate the documentation that comes with the drive and follow those instructions in addition to the instructions in this chapter.
  • Page 74: Installing A Hot-Swap Hard Disk Drive

    5. If you are installing additional hot-swap hard disk drives, do so now. If you have other devices to install or remove, do so now. Otherwise, go to “Completing the installation” on page 85. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 75: Ids For Hot-Swap Hard Disk Drives

    Before you install a simple-swap SATA hard disk drive, read the following information. For a list of supported hard disk drives, see http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/. v Locate the documentation that comes with the hard disk drive and follow those instructions in addition to the instructions in this chapter.
  • Page 76: Installing An Optional Cd/Dvd Drive

    1. Read the safety information that begins on page vii and “Installation guidelines” on page 46. 2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 77 Note: When you disconnect the power source from the server, you lose the ability to view the LEDs because the LEDs are not lit when the power source is removed. Before you disconnect the power source, make a note of which LEDs are lit, including the LEDs that are lit on the operation information panel, on the light path diagnostics panel, and LEDs inside the server on the system board;...
  • Page 78 10. Align the drive in the drive bay and slide the drive into the CD/DVD drive bay until the drive clicks into place. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 79: Replacing A Pci Riser-Card Assembly

    11. Connect the drive cable to the system board. If you have other devices to install or remove, do so now. Otherwise, go to “Completing the installation” on page 85. Replacing a PCI riser-card assembly To replace a PCI riser-card assembly, complete the following steps: 1.
  • Page 80: Installing An Adapter

    Any high-definition video-out connector or stereo connector on any add-on video adapter is not supported v The server does not support full-length adapters. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 81 v When you install any PCI adapter, the power cords must be disconnected from the power source before you remove the PCI Express riser-card assembly and the PCI-X riser-card assembly. Otherwise, the active power management event signal will be disabled by the system-board logic, and the Wake on LAN feature might not work.
  • Page 82: Replacing A Pci Express Assembly With A Pci-X Assembly

    The server comes with two PCI riser-card assemblies. You can replace a PCI Express riser-card assembly with a PCI-X riser-card assembly. To replace a PCI Express riser-card assembly with a PCI-X riser-card assembly, complete the following steps: IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 83: Replacing A Pci-X Assembly With A Pci Express Assembly

    1. Read the safety information that begins on page vii and the “Installation guidelines” on page 46. 2. Turn off the server and disconnect the power cords and all external cables, if necessary; then, remove the server cover (see “Removing the cover” on page 49).
  • Page 84: Replacing An Ibm Serveraid-Br10I Sas/Sata Controller

    Before you disconnect the power source, make a note of which LEDs are lit, including the LEDs that are lit on the operation information panel, on the light path diagnostics panel, and IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 85 LEDs inside the server on the system board; then, see the Problem Determination and Service Guide for information about how to solve the problem. 3. Remove the cover (see “Removing the cover” on page 49). 4. Disconnect the signal cables and power cables from the existing SAS/SATA adapter (if one is installed) 5.
  • Page 86 RAID configuration to the new ServeRAID adapter. If you have other devices to install or remove, do so now. Otherwise, go to “Completing the installation” on page 85. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 87: Installing An Optional Ibm Serveraid-Mr10I Sas/Sata Controller

    Installing an optional IBM ServeRAID-MR10i SAS/SATA Controller You can purchase an optional IBM ServeRAID-MR10i SAS/SATA controller. It can be installed only in the dedicated slot on the SAS/SATA RAID riser-card assembly on the system board (see “System-board optional device connectors” on page 46 for the location of the connector).
  • Page 88 Make sure that the SAS/SATA RAID riser-card assembly keys align correctly with the connector on the system board and press down on the assembly until it is seated firmly into the connector on the system board. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 89: Installing A Second Microprocessor And Heat Sink

    The server supports up to two Intel Xeon dual-core or quad-core microprocessors. See http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/ us/ for a list of supported microprocessors. v Do not mix dual-core and quad-core microprocessors in the same server.
  • Page 90 2. Under Product support, click System x. 3. Under Popular links, click Software and device drivers. 4. Click IBM System x3550 M2 to display the matrix of downloadable files for the server. 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 91 b. Lift the hinged microprocessor bracket frame into an open position and remove the microprocessor dust cover, tape, or label from the surface of the microprocessor socket, if one is present. Store the dust cover in a safe place. Attention: When you handle static-sensitive devices, take precautions to avoid damage from static electricity.
  • Page 92 Rotate the heat-sink release lever to the closed position and hook it underneath the lock tab. 9. Reinstall the microprocessor 2 air baffle, (see “Replacing the microprocessor 2 air baffle” on page 86). IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 93: Thermal Grease

    Thermal grease The thermal grease must be replaced whenever the heat sink has been removed from the top of the microprocessor and is going to be reused or when debris is found in the grease. When you are installing the heat sink on the same microprocessor that is was removed from, make sure that the following requirements are met: v The thermal grease on the heat sink and microprocessor is not contaminated.
  • Page 94: Installing A Hot-Swap Ac Power Supply

    To remove all electrical current from the device, ensure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source. Statement 8 IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 95 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 96: Installing The Virtual Media Key

    5. Slide the blue lockbar toward the flash device to the locked position until it is seated firmly. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 97: Installing A Raid Adapter Battery Remotely In The Server

    If you have other devices to install or remove, do so now. Otherwise, go to “Completing the installation” on page 85. Installing a RAID adapter battery remotely in the server When you install multiple RAID adapters that come with batteries in the server, it is sometimes necessary to install the batteries in another location in the server to prevent the batteries from overheating.
  • Page 98 From underneath the RAID adapter, insert the screw that you took from the bag and tighten the screw to secure the interposer card to the RAID adapter. 7. Connect one end of the remote batter cable to the interposer card. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 99 Attention: To avoid damage to the hardware, make sure that the black dot on the remote battery cable connector faces away from the interposer card on the adapter. Do not force the remote battery cable into the connector. 8. Install the RAID adapter on the riser-card and install the riser-card assembly in the server (see “Replacing a PCI riser-card assembly”...
  • Page 100 Note: The positioning of the remote battery depends on the type of remote battery that you install. The long edge of the battery might fit the IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 101: Completing The Installation

    recessed rings either parallel or perpendicular to the front bezel. Battery retention clip Battery Posts Posts Microprocessor 2 air baffle Battery mounting slots Rings c. Take the battery retention clip and place it underneath the other tab while pressing release tab toward the front of the server; then, press it down until it snaps in place to hold the battery carrier firmly in place.
  • Page 102: Replacing The Microprocessor 2 Air Baffle

    6). Press the air baffle down until the it is securely seated. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 103: Replacing The Cover

    Replacing the cover To replace the server cover, complete the following steps: 1. Align the cover over the server (toward the rear of the server) until the cover edges slip into position over the chassis. Important: Before sliding the cover forward, make sure that all the tabs on both the front, rear, and side of the cover engage the chassis correctly.
  • Page 104: Updating The Server Configuration

    RAID adapter for information about reconfiguring the disk arrays. For information about configuring the integrated Gigabit Ethernet controller, see “Configuring the Gigabit Ethernet controller” on page 104. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 105: Chapter 3. Configuring The Server

    Web interface without the virtual media key. You can order the optional IBM Virtual Media Key, if one did not come with your server. For more information about how to enable the remote presence function, see “Using the remote presence capability and blue-screen capture”...
  • Page 106: Using The Setup Utility

    IMM settings. Use the ASU program online or out of band to modify UEFI settings from the command line without the need to restart the server to access the Setup utility. For more information about using this program, see “IBM Advanced Settings Utility program” on page 106.
  • Page 107: Setup Utility Menu Choices

    2. When the prompt <F1> Setup is displayed, press F1. If you have set an administrator password, you must type the administrator password to access the full Setup utility menu. If you do not type the administrator password, a limited Setup utility menu is available.
  • Page 108 Select this choice to set the date and time in the server, in 24-hour format (hour:minute:second). This choice is on the full Setup utility menu only. v Start Options IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 109 Run the diagnostic programs to get more information about error codes that occur. See the Problem Determination and Service Guide on the IBM System x Documentation CD for instructions for running the diagnostic programs. Important: If the system-error LED on the front of the server is lit but there are no other error indications, clear the IMM system-event log.
  • Page 110: Passwords

    You can unlock the keyboard and mouse by typing the power-on password. If you forget the power-on password, you can regain access to the server in any of the following ways: IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 111 Start the Setup utility and reset the power-on password. v Remove the battery from the server and then reinstall it. See the Problem Determination and Service Guide on the IBM System x Documentation CD for instructions for removing the battery.
  • Page 112 USB connectors on the rear of the server, as shown in the following illustration. UEFI boot recovery jumper (J29) IMM recovery jumper (J147) SW3 switch block SW4 switch block IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 113: Using The Boot Manager Program

    Attention: Before you change any switch settings or move any jumpers, turn off the server; then, disconnect all power cords and external cables. See the safety information that begins on page vii. Do not change settings or move jumpers on any system-board switch or jumper blocks that are not shown in this document.
  • Page 114: Using The Serverguide Setup And Installation Cd

    CD, go to http://www.ibm.com/systems/management/serverguide/ sub.html and click IBM Service and Support Site. Note: Changes are made periodically to the IBM Web site. The actual procedure might vary slightly from what is described in this document. To start the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD, complete the following steps: 1.
  • Page 115: 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 116: Installing Your Operating System Without Using 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 117: Using The Embedded Hypervisor

    Any standard Telnet client application can access the SOL connection. For more information about IMM, see the Integrated Management Module User's Guide at http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/supportsite.wss/ docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5079770&brandind=5000008. Using the embedded hypervisor The VMware ESXi embedded hypervisor is available on server models that come with an installed USB embedded hypervisor flash device.
  • Page 118: Using The Remote Presence Capability And Blue-Screen Capture

    The remote presence feature provides the following functions: v Remotely viewing video with graphics resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 at 75 Hz, regardless of the system state IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 119: Enabling The Remote Presence Feature

    v Remotely accessing the server, using the keyboard and mouse from a remote client v Mapping the CD or DVD drive, diskette drive, and USB flash drive on a remote client, and mapping ISO and diskette image files as virtual drives that are available for use by the server v Uploading a diskette image to the IMM memory and mapping it to the server as a virtual drive...
  • Page 120: Enabling The Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet Utility Program

    3. Under Popular links, click Software and device drivers. 4. From the Product family menu, select System x3550 M2 and click Go. Note: Changes are made periodically to the IBM Web site. The actual procedure might vary slightly from what is described in this document.
  • Page 121: Starting The Lsi Configuration Utility Program

    In addition, you can download an LSI command-line configuration program from http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/. When you are using the LSI Configuration Utility program to configure and manage arrays, consider the following information:...
  • Page 122: Formatting A Hard Disk Drive

    7. Select Apply changes and exit menu to create the array. IBM Advanced Settings Utility program The IBM Advanced Settings Utility (ASU) program is an alternative to the Setup utility for modifying UEFI settings. Use the ASU program online or out of band to modify UEFI settings from the command line without the need to restart the system to access the Setup utility.
  • Page 123: Updating Ibm Systems Director

    Updating IBM Systems Director If you plan to use IBM Systems Director to manage the server, you must check for the latest applicable IBM Systems Director updates and interim fixes. Note: Changes are made periodically to the IBM Web site. The actual procedure might vary slightly from what is described in this document.
  • Page 124: The Updatexpress System Pack Installer

    For additional information and to download the UpdateXpress System Pack Installer, go to the System x and BladeCenter Tools Center at http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/ toolsctr/v1r0/index.jsp and click UpdateXpress System Pack Installer. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 125: Appendix A. Getting Help And Technical Assistance

    If you need help, service, or technical assistance or just want more information about IBM products, you will find a wide variety of sources available from IBM to assist you. This section contains information about where to go for additional information about IBM and IBM products, what to do if you experience a problem with your system, and whom to call for service, if it is necessary.
  • Page 126: Software Service And Support

    You can find service information for IBM systems and optional devices at http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/. Software service and support Through IBM Support Line, you can get telephone assistance, for a fee, with usage, configuration, and software problems with System x and xSeries servers, BladeCenter products, IntelliStation workstations, and appliances. For information about which products are supported by Support Line in your country or region, see http://www.ibm.com/services/sl/products/.
  • Page 127: Appendix B. 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 128: Important Notes

    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. IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 129: Particulate Contamination

    If IBM determines that the levels of particulates or gases in your environment have caused damage to the server, IBM may condition provision of repair or replacement of servers or parts on implementation of appropriate remedial measures to mitigate such environmental contamination.
  • Page 130: Electronic Emission Notices

    In the request, be sure to include the publication part number and title. When you send information to IBM, you grant IBM a nonexclusive right to use or distribute the information in any way it believes appropriate without incurring any obligation to you.
  • Page 131: European Union Emc Directive Conformance Statement

    EU-Mitgliedsstaaten und hält die Grenzwerte der EN 55022 Klasse A ein. Um dieses sicherzustellen, sind die Geräte wie in den Handbüchern beschrieben zu installieren und zu betreiben. Des Weiteren dürfen auch nur von der IBM empfohlene Kabel angeschlossen werden. IBM übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Einhaltung der Schutzanforderungen, wenn das Produkt ohne Zustimmung der IBM verändert bzw.
  • Page 132: Japan Vcci Class A Statement

    (JEITA) statement Japanese Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) Confirmed Harmonics Guideline (products less than or equal to 20 A per phase) Korea Communications Commission (KCC) statement IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 133: Russia Electromagnetic Interference (Emi) Class A Statement

    Please note that this equipment has obtained EMC registration for commercial use. In the event that it has been mistakenly sold or purchased, please exchange it for equipment certified for home use. Russia Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Class A statement People's Republic of China Class A electronic emission statement Taiwan Class A compliance statement Appendix B.
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  • Page 135: Index

    113 updating 88 documentation, updated configuring finding 5 with ServerGuide 99 drives 10 configuring the server 89 installing 57 connecting Dynamic System Analysis (DSA) Preboot diagnostics the cables 87 program 8 © Copyright IBM Corp. 2010...
  • Page 136 2.5-inch) 59 hard disk drive activity LED 15 hard disk drive status LED 15 jumpers and switches hard disk drive, installing (hot-swap 2.5-inch) 58 on the system board 38 IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 137 jumpers description memory installation sequence for the Pass 9 level system board 41 for non-mirroring mode 53 jumpers, description memory mirroring for the Pass 8 level system board 38 description 54 jumpers, Pass 8 level system board 38 DIMM population sequence 55 jumpers, Pass 9 level system board 41 memory module installing 52...
  • Page 138 LED location 14 microprocessor 2 air baffle 50 simple-swap SATA disk drive (e.5-inch), installing 59 removing the cover 49 simple-swap SATA hard disk drives installing 59 IBM System x3550 M2 Types 4198 and 7946: Installation and User’s Guide...
  • Page 139 5 UpdateXpress System Packs 13 static-sensitive devices updating handling 48 IBM Systems Director 107 support, web site 109 server firmware 74 SW3 switch block description Systems Director, IBM 107 for the Pass 8 level system board 40...
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  • Page 142 Part Number: 81Y6100 Printed in USA (1P) P/N: 81Y6100...

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