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  • Page 1 IBM System x3500 Type 7977 User’s Guide...
  • Page 3 IBM System x3500 Type 7977 User’s Guide...
  • Page 4 Note: Before using this information and the product it supports, read the general information in “Notices,” on page 81 and the Warranty and Support Information document on the IBM System x Documentation CD. Fifth Edition (October 2008) © Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 2008.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Reliability, availability, and serviceability ....5 IBM Director ......6 The UpdateXpress program .
  • Page 6 Viewing the configuration ....79 Updating IBM Director ..... . 79 Appendix.
  • Page 7: Safety

    Vor der Installation dieses Produkts die Sicherheitshinweise lesen. Prima di installare questo prodotto, leggere le Informazioni sulla Sicurezza. Les sikkerhetsinformasjonen (Safety Information) før du installerer dette produktet. Antes de instalar este produto, leia as Informações sobre Segurança. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2008...
  • Page 8 Each caution and danger statement in this document is labeled with a number. This number is used to cross reference an English-language caution or danger statement with translated versions of the caution or danger statement in the IBM Safety Information book.
  • Page 9 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 10 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 11 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 12 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 x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 13 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.
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  • Page 15: Chapter 1. The System X3500 Server

    Safety Information This document is in PDF on the IBM System x Documentation CD. It contains translated caution and danger statements. Each caution and danger statement that appears in the documentation has a number that you can use to locate the corresponding statement in your language in the Safety Information document.
  • Page 16: Notices And Statements In This Document

    These updates are available from the IBM Web site. To check for updated documentation and technical updates, complete the following steps.
  • Page 17: Features And Specifications

    Features and specifications The following information is a summary of the features and specifications of the server. Depending on the server model, some features might not be available, or some specifications might not apply. Table 1. Features and specifications Microprocessor: Hot-swap fans: Acoustical noise emissions: ®...
  • Page 18: What Your Server Offers

    LEDs to help you diagnose the problem. v Device Driver and IBM Enhanced Diagnostics CD The server comes with a Device Driver and IBM Enhanced Diagnostics CD, which you can use to diagnose problems. v IBM Director IBM Director is a workgroup-hardware-management tool that you can use to ®...
  • Page 19: Reliability, Availability, And Serviceability

    v Online-spare memory Online-spare memory disables a failed rank pair of DIMMs from the system configuration and activates an online-spare rank pair of DIMMs to replace the failed rank pair of DIMMs. For an online-spare pair of DIMMs to be activated, you must enable this feature and have installed an additional pair of DIMMs of the same speed, type, size (or larger), and technology as the failed pair of DIMMs.
  • Page 20: Ibm Director

    Hot-swap SAS hard disk drives v Integrated Ethernet controllers v Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 2.0 v Support for the optional IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine v Key-lock support for physical security v Memory change messages posted to the error log v Power-on self-test (POST) ®...
  • Page 21: The Updatexpress Program

    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_all/ diicinfoparent.html, and the IBM System x Systems Management Web page at http://www.ibm.com/systems/management/, which presents an overview of IBM...
  • Page 22: Front View

    The event is recorded in the error log. Check the light path diagnostic panel for more information (see the Problem Determination and Service Guide on the IBM System x Documentation CD).
  • Page 23 LED. 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.
  • Page 24: Rear View

    Serial 2 (COM 2) connector: Connect a 9-pin serial device to this connector. This connector can also be redirected in the Configuration/Setup Utility program for use with the baseboard management controller (BMC) or Remote Supervisor Adapter II IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 25: Server Power Features

    SlimLine to control the server remotely. Do not connect any 9-pin serial devices to this connector when it is configured for use with the BMC or Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine. Note: When this connector is configured for use with the system management, do not connect any other 9-pin serial devices to this connector.
  • Page 26 The integrated system management processor can turn off the server as an automatic response to a critical system failure. v You can turn off the server through a request from the service processor. IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 27: Chapter 2. Installing Optional Devices

    DIMM air duct USB cable assembly Heat-sink DIMMs retention bracket Microprocessor drive Heat sink Heat-sink filler SAS backplane Fan assembly Hard disk drive Hot-swap fan EMC shield Hard disk drive Processor baffle Bezel System board ServeRAID-8k Cover © Copyright IBM Corp. 2008...
  • Page 28: System-Board Internal Connectors And Switches

    Boot block: v Leave the switch in the off position for normal mode. v Move the switch to the on position to enable the system to recover if the BIOS code becomes damaged. IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 29: System-Board Leds

    Table 2. Switches on SW4 (continued) Switch number Description Clear CMOS: v Leave the switch in the off position to keep the CMOS data. v Move the switch to the on position to clear the CMOS data, which clears the power-on password and administrator password.
  • Page 30: System-Board External Connectors

    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 light path diagnostics LEDs, the problems that they indicate, and actions to solve the problems.
  • Page 31 Follow the suggested actions in the order in which they are listed in the Action column until the problem is solved. v See the Problem Determination and Service Guide on the IBM System x Documentation CD to determine which components are customer replaceable units (CRU) and which components are field replaceable units (FRU).
  • Page 32 Follow the suggested actions in the order in which they are listed in the Action column until the problem is solved. v See the Problem Determination and Service Guide on the IBM System x Documentation CD to determine which components are customer replaceable units (CRU) and which components are field replaceable units (FRU).
  • Page 33 Follow the suggested actions in the order in which they are listed in the Action column until the problem is solved. v See the Problem Determination and Service Guide on the IBM System x Documentation CD to determine which components are customer replaceable units (CRU) and which components are field replaceable units (FRU).
  • Page 34 Follow the suggested actions in the order in which they are listed in the Action column until the problem is solved. v See the Problem Determination and Service Guide on the IBM System x Documentation CD to determine which components are customer replaceable units (CRU) and which components are field replaceable units (FRU).
  • Page 35: Installation Guidelines

    If the server is not working correctly, see the Problem Determination and Service Guide on the IBM System x Documentation CD for information on how to run diagnostics.
  • Page 36: System Reliability Guidelines

    For a list of supported optional devices for the server, see http://www.ibm.com/ servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/. System reliability guidelines To help ensure proper cooling and system reliability, make sure that the following requirements are met: v Each of the drive bays has a drive or an electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) shield installed in it.
  • Page 37: Removing The Bezel

    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 part of the server for at least 2 seconds.
  • Page 38: Removing The Left-Side Cover

    Avoid touching the components and gold-edge connectors on the adapter. v PCI slot 6 supports half-length 5.0 V PCI adapters only. v PCI slot 1 supports half-length 3.3 V PCI adapters only. IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 39 PCI adapters that do not support sharing of PCI interrupts. v You can order an optional IBM ServeRAID-MR10is VAULT SAS/SATA Controller that supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60. You can install the ServeRAID-MR10is SAS/SATA controller only in server models with eight 3.5 inch...
  • Page 40 Attention: Incomplete insertion might cause damage to the system board or the adapter. 8. Connect any needed cables to the adapter. IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 41: Installing The Optional Ibm Serveraid-Mr10Is Vault Sas/Sata Controller

    Installing the optional IBM ServeRAID-MR10is VAULT SAS/SATA Controller The optional IBM ServeRAID-MR10is VAULT SAS/SATA controller can be installed only in its dedicated PCI slot 2 connector on the system board, and only in server models with eight 3.5-inch hot-swap hard disk drives. See “System-board internal connectors and switches”...
  • Page 42 12. Take the other end of the signal cable that is attached to the drive backplane for drive bays 8 through 11 and route it through the plastic slot on the chassis underneath the front fan cage; then, connect it to connector J9 on the ServeRAID-MR10is SAS/SATA controller. IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 43 The following illustration shows the connectors on the controller to which you connect the signal cables from the drive backplanes. The following illustration shows which end of the cable connects to the backplane and to the controller. Chapter 2. Installing optional devices...
  • Page 44 16. Rotate the power-supply cage assembly back into the server. Press the power-supply cage release tab and rotate the power-supply cage assembly into the chassis. 17. Reinstall the hot-swap power supplies. 18. If you have other options to install or remove, do so now. IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 45: Installing A Dvd Drive

    19. Replace the side cover and complete the installation (see “Completing the installation” on page 49.) Installing a DVD drive Optical drive To remove a DVD drive, complete the following steps: 1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines” on page 21.
  • Page 46: Installing A Full-High Tape Drive

    8. Replace the left-side cover and bezel; then, lock the side cover and bezel. 9. Reconnect the external cables and power cords. If you have other optional devices to install or remove, do so now. Otherwise, go to “Completing the installation” on page 49. IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 47: Installing A Usb Tape Drive

    Installing a USB tape drive EMC shields Tape drive To install a USB tape drive, complete the following steps: 1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines” on page 21. 2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and all external cables necessary to replace the device.
  • Page 48: Installing A Hot-Swap Hard Disk Drive

    0 through 7 (from top to bottom) on models with eight hard disk drives and 0 through 11 (from top to bottom) on models with 12 hard disks. v For a list of supported optional devices for the server, see http://www.ibm.com/ servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/.
  • Page 49: Installing An Ibm Remote Supervisor Adapter Ii Slimline

    “Completing the installation” on page 49. Installing an IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine An optional IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine can be installed only in its dedicated connector on the system board. The Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine is not cabled to the system board.
  • Page 50 Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine 5. Open the rear adapter retention bracket and install the Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine retention tab on the bracket by clipping it onto the rear adapter retention bracket. IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 51: Installing A Memory Module

    5300 SDRAM Fully Buffered DIMM (FBD) specification. For a list of supported optional devices for the server, see http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/. v At least one pair of DIMMs must be installed for the server to operate. Chapter 2. Installing optional devices...
  • Page 52 (for example, DIMM connector 1 and DIMM connector 4) within the channels of a branch must be identical in size, type, speed, and technology. However, the DIMMs in the connectors above or below each IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 53 other within the channels of a branch do not have to be identical to each other (for example, the DIMMs in DIMM connector 1 and DIMM connector - Both branches operate in dual-channel mode. The following table shows the DIMM configuration upgrade sequence for operating in mirroring mode.
  • Page 54 – DIMMs must be installed in matched pairs. If you install a second pair of DIMMs in DIMM connector 7 and DIMM connector 10, they do not have to be the same size, speed, type, and technology as the DIMMs in DIMM connector IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 55 1 and DIMM connector 4. However, the size, speed, type, and technology of the DIMMs that you install in DIMM connector 7 and DIMM connector 10 must match each other. – The following table shows the DIMM upgrade configuration sequence for operating in non-mirroring mode (normal mode).
  • Page 56 1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines” on page 21. 2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices; then, disconnect the power cords and all external cables. Remove the cover. IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 57: Installing A Microprocessor

    The following notes describe the type of microprocessor that the server supports and other information that you must consider when you install a microprocessor: v For a list of supported optional devices for the server, go to http://www.ibm.com/ us/compat/. v The server supports Intel Xeon dual-core or quad-core 1.6 GHz or higher microprocessors in each socket.
  • Page 58 45-degree angle on one corner of the socket. d. Carefully place the microprocessor into the socket. Do not use excessive force when pressing the microprocessor into the socket. IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 59: Installing Redundant Power And Cooling

    7. Close the microprocessor bracket frame; then, close the microprocessor retention latch and lock it securely in place. 8. Close the microprocessor-release lever to secure the microprocessor. 9. Make sure that the heat-sink release lever is open. 10. If necessary, remove the cover from the bottom of the heat sink. 11.
  • Page 60 5. Install two hot-swap fans in the empty bays of the fan cage assembly. Power supply Release latch 6. Remove the power supply and power-supply filler from the server by pressing down on the release latch while you pull them out. IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 61 Power-supply cage handle Power-supply cage assembly 7. Lift the power-supply cage handle on the rear of the power-supply cage, and rotate the power-supply cage out of the way until it latches in place. Let the power-supply cage rest on the rear power-supply structure support bracket. 8.
  • Page 62 11. Install the rear fan and fan structure on the chassis: a. Align the clips on the rear fan assembly with the holes in the chassis. b. Slide the assembly toward the power-supply cage until it stops. IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 63: Completing The Installation

    Rear Fan Connector c. Connect the fan power cable to the connector on the system board. 12. Install the adapters. 13. Install the left-side cover. 14. Install the power supplies into the server. Push each power supply until it stops and clicks into place.
  • Page 64: Connecting The Cables

    The server comes with at least one microprocessor. If more than one microprocessor is installed, the server can operate as a symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) server. You might have to upgrade the operating system to support SMP. For IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 65 more information, see “Using the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD” on page 59 and the operating-system documentation. If the server has an optional RAID adapter and you have installed or removed a hard disk drive, see the documentation that comes with the RAID adapter for information about reconfiguring the disk arrays.
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  • Page 67: Chapter 3. Configuring The Server

    IBM Director IBM Director is a workgroup-hardware-management tool that you can use to centrally manage 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 68: Using The Configuration/Setup Utility Program

    For information about updating IBM Director, see “Updating IBM Director” on page 79. For more information about IBM Director, see the IBM Director documentation on the IBM Director CD. Using the Configuration/Setup Utility program Use the Configuration/Setup Utility program to perform the following tasks:...
  • Page 69 Attention: Do not make changes in the Advanced Chipset Control option unless you are directed to do so by an IBM authorized service representative. – Video Select this choice to view the video information.
  • Page 70 BMC system-event log is cleared. Disabled is the default setting. - Existing Event Log number This is a nonselectable menu item that displays the number of entries in the system-event log. IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 71 Select this choice to view the BMC system-event log, which contains all system error and warning messages that have been generated. Use the arrow keys to move among pages in the log. If an optional IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine is installed, the full text of the error messages is displayed;...
  • Page 72: Passwords

    Start the Configuration/Setup Utility program and reset the power-on password. v Remove the server battery and then reinstall it. For instructions for removing the battery, see the Problem Determination and Service Guide on the IBM System x3500 Documentation CD. IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 73: Using The Serverguide Setup And Installation Cd

    If a later version of the ServerGuide program is available, you can download a free image of the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD or purchase the CD from the ServerGuide fulfillment Web site at http://www.ibm.com/systems/management/ serverguide/sub.html. To download the free image, click IBM Service and Support Site. Chapter 3. Configuring the server...
  • Page 74: Serverguide Features

    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 the server model.
  • Page 75: Typical Operating System Installation

    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 76: Enabling And Configuring Sol Using The Osa Smbridge Management Utility Program

    Complete the following steps to update and configure the BIOS code to enable SOL: 1. Update the BIOS code: a. Download the latest version of the BIOS code from http://www.ibm.com/ systems/support/. b. Update the BIOS code, following the instructions that come with the update file that you downloaded.
  • Page 77: Linux Configuration

    h. Select Save Settings; then, press Enter. i. Press Enter to confirm. j. Select Exit Setup; then, press Enter. k. Make sure that Yes, exit the Setup Utility is selected; then, press Enter. Linux configuration ® For SOL operation on the server, you must configure the Linux operating system to expose the Linux initialization (booting) process.
  • Page 78 The following examples show the original content of the /etc/lilo.conf file and the content of this file after modification. 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 IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 79 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 80 Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (2.4.9-e.12smp) root (hd0,0) kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.12smp ro root=/dev/hda6 initrd /initrd-2.4.9-e.12smp.img title Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES-up (2.4.9-e.12) root (hd0,0) kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.9-e.12 ro root=/dev/hda6 initrd /initrd-2.4.9-e.12.img IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 81 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 82 (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 acpi=oldboot vga=791 console=ttyS1,19200 console=tty1 initrd (hd0,1)/boot/initrd # This will allow you to Interact with the OS boot via SOL title linux SOL Interactive kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 acpi=oldboot vga=791 console=tty1 console=ttyS0,19200 initrd (hd0,1)/boot/initrd title floppy IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 83: 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 84: Installing The Osa Smbridge Management Utility Program

    Complete the following steps to install the OSA SMBridge management utility program on a server running a Windows operating system: 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. The InstallShield wizard starts, and a window similar to that shown in the following illustration opens.
  • Page 85 Linux operating system. 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 86: Using The Baseboard Management Controller Utility Programs

    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. IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 87: Using The Boot Menu Program

    – sysinfo Display general system information that is related to the server and the baseboard management controller. v Serial over LAN Use the Serial over LAN capability to remotely perform control and management functions over a Serial over LAN (SOL) network. You can also use SOL to remotely view and change the server BIOS settings.
  • Page 88: Configuring The Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet Controller

    To find updated information about configuring the controller, 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/.
  • Page 89: Cabling The Remote Supervisor Adapter Ii Slimline

    (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 90: Completing The Setup

    8. Restart the server after the software and firmware are installed. Completing the setup See the IBM Remote Supervisor Adapter II SlimLine User’s Guide on the IBM Documentation CD for instructions for completing the configuration, including the following procedures:...
  • Page 91: Adaptec Raid Configuration Utility Menu Choices

    5. To exit from the program, press Esc. Using ServeRAID Manager Use ServeRAID Manager, which is on the IBM ServeRAID Support CD, to: v Configure a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) array v Restore a SAS hard disk drive to the factory-default settings, erasing all data...
  • Page 92: Configuring The Controller

    SAS settings for attached devices. See the ServeRAID documentation on the IBM ServeRAID Support CD for additional information about RAID technology and instructions for using ServeRAID Manager to configure your SAS and RAID controllers. Additional information about ServeRAID Manager is also available from the Help menu.
  • Page 93: Viewing The Configuration

    Actions. 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.
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  • Page 95: 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 96: 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 97: 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 98: Battery Return Program

    United States, go to http://www.ibm.com/ibm/environment/ products/index.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 99: Electronic Emission Notices

    For proper collection and treatment, contact your local IBM representative. This notice is provided in accordance with Royal Decree 106/2008 of Spain: The retail price of batteries, accumulators, and power cells includes the cost of the environmental management of their waste.
  • Page 100: 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 101: Taiwanese Class A Warning Statement

    European Community contact: IBM Technical Regulations Pascalstr. 100, Stuttgart, Germany 70569 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...
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  • Page 103: Index

    5 danger statements 2 DASD LED 19 data rate, Ethernet 74 baseboard management controller utility programs 72 Device Driver and IBM Enhanced Diagnostics CD 4 battery return program 84 device drivers 7 bays 3 diagnostics CD 4 bezel, removing 23...
  • Page 104 2 ServeRAID-MR10is adapter 27 USB tape drive 33 VRM 45 integrated functions 3 online publications 2 order of installation, memory modules 42 OSA SMBridge management utility program enabling and configuring 62 IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 105 OSA SMBridge management utility program (continued) installing 70 scan order 25 SCSI, hot-swap 6 SDR/FRU, defined 53 serial connector 10 parallel connector 10 serial over LAN password commands administrator 55, 58, 59 connect 73 forgotten power-on 58 identify 73 power on, override jumper 59 power 73 power-on 58 reboot 73...
  • Page 106 Adaptec RAID Configuration 76 video connector 10 viewing the configuration Configuration/Setup Utility 54 installing 45 LED 18 Web site ServerGuide 59 weight 3 working inside the server with the power on 22 IBM System x3500 Type 7977: User’s Guide...
  • Page 108 Part Number: 44R5219 Printed in USA (1P) P/N: 44R5219...

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