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Lenovo ThinkServer TS430 Operating System Installation Manual

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ThinkServer TS430
Operating System Installation
Guide
Introduction
This guide provides instructions on how to install an operating system on the Lenovo
server.
It is recommended that you use the self-starting (bootable) ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD that comes with
your server to install an operating system. The DVD contains the ThinkServer EasyStartup program. The
ThinkServer EasyStartup program simplifies the process of configuring Redundant Array of Independent
Disks (RAID) and installing supported Microsoft
drivers on your server. The user guide for the ThinkServer EasyStartup program also is on the DVD and can
be accessed directly from the program interface. However, if you want to install an operating system on your
server without using the ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD, refer to the information in this guide.
This guide contains the following information:
• "Before installing an operating system" on page 1
• "Installing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 operating system" on page 2
• "Installing a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system" on page 3
• "Installing a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system or a Microsoft Windows MultiPoint
Server 2011 operating system" on page 4
• "Installing a Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 operating system" on page 5
• "Installing device drivers for Windows operating systems" on page 10
• "Installing a Linux operating system" on page 10
• "Installing VMware ESXi 5.0" on page 21
Before installing an operating system
Ensure that you have prepared the following items before installing an operating system:
• Prepare an operating system installation disc with license.
• Print the related instructions in this guide or ensure that you can view the PDF version on another computer.
• Ensure that your server has supported hard disk drives installed.
• Configure RAID for your server if you want to use RAID. For information about configuring RAID, refer to
the User Guide on the documentation DVD that comes with your server. You always can obtain all the
most up-to-date documentation for your server from the Lenovo Web site at:
http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkServerUserGuides
• Prepare a Universal Serial Bus (USB) storage device that contains the required device drivers for
your server model. To download device drivers, go to http://www.lenovo.com/drivers and follow the
instructions on the Web page.
• Set the optical drive that you want to use as the first startup device.
Notes:
• For onboard SATA software RAID, it is not supported to install an operating system in Unified Extensible
Firmware Interface (UEFI) mode. Do not start the server from the DVD-ROM device listed in "UEFI:
DVD-ROM name" in the Boot Options menu to install an operating system.
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  • Page 1 Operating System Installation Guide Introduction ® ® This guide provides instructions on how to install an operating system on the Lenovo ThinkServer TS430 server. It is recommended that you use the self-starting (bootable) ThinkServer EasyStartup DVD that comes with your server to install an operating system. The DVD contains the ThinkServer EasyStartup program. The ThinkServer EasyStartup program simplifies the process of configuring Redundant Array of Independent ®...
  • Page 2 12. After the server restarts, follow the instructions on the screen to set the regional and language options, enter your name and license key, and do other configurations to complete the installation. 13. Install other required device drivers. To download device drivers, go to http://www.lenovo.com/drivers and follow the instructions on the Web page.
  • Page 3 Installing a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system This topic applies to the following operating systems: • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Foundation (64-bit) • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition (32-bit or 64-bit) • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (32-bit or 64-bit) To install a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system, do the following: Notes: •...
  • Page 4: Operating System

    – Additional partitions for system files will be created automatically to ensure that all Windows features work correctly. d. Click Next. The installation process begins. 9. When the installation process finishes, the server will restart automatically. Change your password when prompted before you log on to the server for the first time.
  • Page 5 Note: A message “No drivers were found” might be displayed, indicating that your server does not have a mass storage device driver installed. To install a mass storage device driver, connect a USB storage device that contains the required RAID controller driver and click Load Driver. •...
  • Page 6 • Follow the instructions on the screen in addition to the instructions in this topic. 1. Insert the operating system installation disc into the optical drive that you have set as the first startup device. Then, start the server from the optical drive. 2.
  • Page 7 window opens, it is recommended that you select Go online and get the most recent installation updates. • Manually choose the network settings as follows: If you select this option, you will need to type the corresponding information in the Default Gateway and IP Address fields. Note: A message “A network adapter was not found”...
  • Page 8 • Country or region • Time and currency • Keyboard layout Note: A message “A network device driver was not found” might be displayed, indicating that your server does not have the required network device driver installed. To install the device driver, click Install network drivers.
  • Page 9 1. Install a Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard operating system. For instructions on how to install the operating system, see “Installing a Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard operating system” on page 5. 2. Insert the SQL Server 2008 R2 for Small Business setup DVD into the optical drive of your server. 3.
  • Page 10 To download and install a device driver, do the following: 1. Go to http://www.lenovo.com/drivers. 2. Follow the instructions on the Web page to locate and download the desired device driver installation file.
  • Page 11 • Ensure that the SATA mode in the Setup Utility program is set as AHCI or RAID. For information about using the Setup Utility program, refer to the User Guide on the documentation DVD that comes with your server. You always can obtain all the most up-to-date documentation for your server from the Lenovo Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkServerUserGuides...
  • Page 12 • Automatically create a partition If you want to use the entire hard disk drive as one primary partition, check the partitioning information of the hard disk drive on which you want to install the operating system and then click Install. When the installation completes, a partition will be created automatically.
  • Page 13 For information about using the Setup Utility program, refer to the User Guide on the documentation DVD that comes with your server. You always can obtain all the most up-to-date documentation for your server from the Lenovo Web site at: http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkServerUserGuides •...
  • Page 14 12. When the Installation Settings window opens, do one of the following to select or create a drive partition on which you want to install the operating system: • Automatically create a partition If you want to use the entire hard disk drive as one primary partition, check the partitioning information of the hard disk drive on which you want to install the operating system and then click Install.
  • Page 15 Installing a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 operating system ® This topic provides instructions on how to install a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 operating system (32-bit or 64-bit). To install a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 operating system (32-bit or 64-bit), do the following: Notes: •...
  • Page 16 b. In the Add Partition window, select / from the Mount Point drop-down list box. c. In the Allowable Drives window, select the hard disk drive on which you want to install the operating system. d. Type the amount of space (in MB) in the New Partitions Size window, and then click OK. •...
  • Page 17 29. In the Kdump window, select Enable kdump if desired, and then click Forward. Note: Kdump is a kernel crash dumping mechanism. 30. Set your time and date in the Date and Time window, and then click Forward. 31. In the Set Up Software Updates window, make sure that the network connection on your server works, and then click Forward.
  • Page 18 10. After you select Create custom layout, click Next and do the following to create a root partition and a swap partition: a. Manually create a root partition (/) To create a root partition, do the following: 1) Click New. 2) In the Add Partition window, select / from the Mount Point drop-down list box.
  • Page 19 28. When the Additional CDs window opens asking you if you need to install additional software programs from a CD or DVD, depending on your needs, click Install to continue or click Finish to complete the installation. Installing a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 or 6.2 operating system This topic provides instructions on how to install a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 or 6.2 operating system (32-bit or 64-bit).
  • Page 20 13. In the Please Select A Device window, do one of the following to create a partition and then click Next. • Manually create a root partition (/) To create a root partition, do the following: a. Click Create. The Create Storage window opens. b.
  • Page 21: Installing Vmware Esxi

    Remove the disc from the optical drive. Trademarks Lenovo, the Lenovo logo, and ThinkServer are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both. Microsoft, MultiPoint, SQL Server, Windows, and Windows Server are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
  • Page 22 Second Edition (June 2012) © Copyright Lenovo 2011, 2012. LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If data or software is delivered pursuant a General Services Administration “GSA” contract, use, reproduction, or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in Contract No. GS-35F-05925.

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