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  • Page 1 System x iDataPlex dx340 Types 6385, 6386, 6389, 7831, 7832, and 7834 User’s Guide...
  • Page 3 System x iDataPlex dx340 Types 6385, 6386, 6389, 7831, 7832, and 7834 User’s Guide...
  • Page 4 Note: Before using this information and the product it supports, read the general information in Appendix B, “Notices,” on page 61 and the Warranty and Support Information document on the IBM Documentation CD. Fourth Edition (January 2010) © Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 2010.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Reliability, availability, and serviceability ....9 IBM Director ......10 The UpdateXpress program .
  • Page 6 Firmware updates ......57 Updating IBM Director ..... . 58 Appendix A.
  • Page 7: 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 8 2. First, attach all cables to devices. 2. First, remove power cords from outlet. 3. Attach signal cables to connectors. 3. Remove signal cables from connectors. 4. Attach power cords to outlet. 4. Remove all cables from devices. 5. Turn device ON. IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 9 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 10 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. viii IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 11 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.
  • Page 12 IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 13: Chapter 1. Introduction

    These components consist of the IBM System x iDataPlex dx340 system-board tray, an IBM System x iDataPlex 2U Flex Chassis or IBM System x iDataPlex 3U Chassis, the IBM System x iDataPlex Storage enclosure, and the IBM System x iDataPlex I/O enclosure.
  • Page 14 Label locations are shown in the illustration following the table. This illustration might differ slightly from your hardware. Record information about the server in the following table. Product name IBM System x iDataPlex dx340 Machine type Type ________ (system-board tray) Serial number...
  • Page 15: Related Documentation

    To check for updated documentation and technical updates, 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 16: The Ibm Documentation Cd

    The IBM Documentation CD The IBM Documentation CD contains documentation in Portable Document Format (PDF) and includes the IBM Documentation Browser to help you find information quickly. Hardware and software requirements The IBM Documentation CD requires the following minimum hardware and...
  • Page 17: Notices And Statements In This Document

    Notices and statements in this document The caution and danger statements in this document are also in the multilingual Safety Information document, which is on the IBM Documentation CD. Each statement is numbered for reference to the corresponding statement in your language in the Safety Information document.
  • Page 18: Features And Specifications

    Up to eight 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS (50-60 Hz) hard disk drives with the I/O enclosure and optional SAS controller v Up to twelve 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS hard disk drives in a 3U chassis and optional SAS controller IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 19: What Your Dx340 System-Board Tray 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 20 Systems-management capabilities The dx340 system-board tray supports IPMI version 2.0 over LAN system management protocol. It supports an optional rack-level management controller that uses industry-standard management tools. IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 21: Reliability, Availability, And Serviceability

    Reliability, availability, and serviceability Three important hardware and software design features are reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS). The RAS features help to ensure the integrity of the data that is stored in the hardware, the availability of the hardware and software when you need it, and the ease with which you can diagnose and correct problems.
  • Page 22: Ibm Director

    Reduced service and support costs For more information about IBM Director, see the documentation on the IBM Director DVD that comes with the server, the IBM Director Information Center at http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/eserver/v1r2/topic/diricinfo_all/ diricinfoparent.html, and the IBM xSeries Systems Management Web page at http://www.ibm.com/systems/management/, which presents an overview of IBM...
  • Page 23: The Updatexpress Program

    Note: To install the UpdateXpress program, you might need to use an external USB CD-RW/DVD drive such as the IBM and Lenovo part number 73P4515 or 73P4516. See “Firmware updates” on page 57 for additional instructions about using an external USB CD-RW/DVD drive.
  • Page 24 IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 25: Chapter 2. Components, Features, And Controls

    3.5-inch simple-swap hard disk drive (some configurations) 3.5-inch filler panel (some configurations) System board tray 2.5-inch hot-swap drive cage (some configurations) 2.5-inch drive filler panel (some configurations) 2.5-inch hot-swap hard disk drive (some configurations) © Copyright IBM Corp. 2010...
  • Page 26: System-Board Connectors

    Microprocessor 1 Microprocessor 2 SATA 1 SATA 3 SATA 5 SATA 4 SATA 2 SATA 0 Battery Riser card slot DIMM 31 DIMM 00 DIMM 30 DIMM 01 DIMM 21 DIMM 10 DIMM 20 DIMM 11 IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 27: System-Board Switches And Jumpers

    System-board switches and jumpers The following illustration shows the locations of the jumpers on the system board that relate to selected system functions. See the Problem Determination and Service Guide for more information about using switches and jumpers on the system board.
  • Page 28: Flexible Chassis Features

    The 2U chassis can support two system-board trays or one system-board tray with an expansion enclosure. Fan assembly cover Power supply Fan assembly 2U chassis IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 29 The following illustration shows a 3U chassis. The 3U chassis contains a power supply and a fan assembly that provide operating power and cooling for all components in the chassis. Depending on your server configuration, it also provides support for the installation of up to twelve 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS or SATA hard disk drives (SAS and SATA hard disk drives cannot be used within the same server).
  • Page 30: Hardware Configuration Examples

    You can configure the 2U input/output server with up to two 3.5-inch hard disk drives or up to eight 2.5-inch hard disk drives. The following illustration shows two 3.5-inch simple-swap SATA hard disk drives installed. IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 31: 2U Storage Server

    2U storage server The 2U storage server consists of one dx340 system-board tray with the storage enclosure installed in a 2U chassis. The storage enclosure provides four additional 3.5-inch hard disk drive bays for the system-board tray, for a total of five. Depending on the server configuration, you can configure the 2U storage server with up to four SAS 3.5-inch hard disk drives or up to five SATA 3.5-inch hard disk drives.
  • Page 32: Operator Panel Controls, Leds, Connectors, And Power

    Hard disk drive activity LED: When this LED is on or flashing, it indicates that an associated hard disk drive is in use. Power-on LED: When this LED is lit, it indicates that the system-board tray is turned on. IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 33: Rear Connectors

    Note: If this LED is off, it does not mean that no electrical power is present. The LED might be burned out. To remove all electrical power, you must remove the system-board tray from the chassis, remove the chassis from the rack, or disconnect the power cord from the power source.
  • Page 34: Turning On The System-Board Tray

    – Through the management appliance control interface, you might also be able to configure the management appliance to turn off the system-board tray. For additional information, see the documentation for your management appliance. IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 35: Chapter 3. Installing Optional Devices

    (Orange can also indicate touch points on hot-swap components.) See the instructions for removing or installing a specific hot-swap component for any additional procedures that you might have to perform before you remove or install the component. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2010...
  • Page 36: System Reliability Guidelines

    Do not place the device on a metal surface. v Take additional care when you handle devices during cold weather. Heating reduces indoor humidity and increases static electricity. IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 37: Removing A 3U Chassis From An Idataplex Rack

    Removing a 3U chassis from an iDataPlex rack To remove a 3U chassis from an iDataPlex rack, complete the following steps: 1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines” on page 23. 2. Turn off the server and all attached devices (see “Turning off the system-board tray”...
  • Page 38: Removing A System-Board Tray From A 2U Chassis

    4. Press in on the two release handles, pull the system-board tray and expansion enclosure, if one is attached, out of the 2U chassis, and set it on a flat, static-protective surface. IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 39: Removing A System-Board Tray From A 3U Chassis

    Removing a system-board tray from a 3U chassis To remove a system-board tray from a 3U chassis, complete the following steps: 1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines” on page 23. 2. Turn off the server and all attached devices (see “Turning off the system-board tray”...
  • Page 40: Removing The System-Board Tray Cover

    5. Pull the cover release on each side of the system-board tray outward; then, lift the cover open. 6. Lift the cover off the system-board tray and store it for future use. Note: If two system-board trays are installed in a 2U chassis, both must have their covers installed. IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 41: Removing An Expansion Enclosure

    Removing an expansion enclosure Expansion Release enclosure latch System-board tray To remove an expansion enclosure, complete the following steps: 1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines” on page 23. 2. Turn off the system-board tray and all attached devices (see “Turning off the system-board tray”...
  • Page 42: Removing A Hard Disk Drive

    4. Store the drive for later use. Note: If you install or remove a hard disk drive, see the documentation that comes with your RAID adapter for information about reconfiguring the disk arrays. IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 43: Removing A 3.5-Inch Simple-Swap Hard Disk Drive

    Removing a 3.5-inch simple-swap hard disk drive Note: The following illustration shows how to remove a 3.5-inch simple-swap hard disk drive from a 2U chassis. To remove a simple-swap hard disk drive, complete the following steps: 1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines” on page 23.
  • Page 44: Removing A 2.5-Inch Hot-Swap Hard Disk Drive

    4. Store the drive for later use. Note: If you install or remove a hard disk drive, see the documentation that comes with your RAID adapter for information about reconfiguring the disk arrays. IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 45: Installing An Adapter

    Installing an adapter The dx340 configurations support installation of one or two adapters. The following sections describe installing adapters for each type of configuration. The following notes describe the types of adapters that the server supports and other information that you must consider when you install an adapter: v Locate the documentation that comes with the adapter and follow those instructions in addition to the instructions in this section.
  • Page 46: Installing An Adapter In A One-Slot Riser Card

    Avoid touching the components and gold-edge connectors on the adapter. 9. Follow the instructions that come with the adapter to set any jumpers or switches. IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 47: Installing An Adapter In A Two-Slot Riser Card

    10. Carefully grasp the adapter by the top edge or upper corner and insert it in the one-slot riser card. Align the adapter with the connector on the riser card; then, press the adapter firmly into the connector. Note: Make sure that the adapter is inserted correctly. Improper installation of an adapter might damage the PCIe riser-card assembly or the adapter.
  • Page 48 15. Follow the cabling instructions, if any, that come with the adapter. If possible, route the adapter cables before you install the expansion enclosure on the chassis. If you have other devices to install or remove, do so now. Otherwise, go to “Completing the installation” on page 42. IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 49: Installing A Hard Disk Drive

    Installing a hard disk drive The dx340 server configurations support installation of three hard disk drive types. The following sections describe installing each type of hard disk drive. Installing a 3.5-inch hot-swap hard disk drive Note: The following illustration shows how to install a 3.5-inch hot-swap hard disk drive in a 3U chassis.
  • Page 50: Installing A 3.5-Inch Simple-Swap Hard Disk Drive

    (see “Turning on the system-board tray” on page 22). Note: If the server has a PCIe RAID adapter and you install or remove a hard disk drive, see the documentation that comes with your RAID adapter for information about reconfiguring the disk arrays. IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 51: Installing A 2.5-Inch Hot-Swap Hard Disk Drive

    Installing a 2.5-inch hot-swap hard disk drive Notes: 1. The 2.5-inch hot-swap hard disk drives can be installed only in system configurations that support this drive type. 2. The following illustration shows how to install a 2.5-inch hot-swap hard disk drive in a 2U chassis.
  • Page 52: Installing A Memory Module

    1. Read the safety information that begins on page v and “Installation guidelines” on page 23. 2. Read the documentation that comes with the DIMM. 3. Turn off the system-board tray and all attached devices (see “Turning off the system-board tray” on page 22). IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 53 4. If the system-board tray is installed in a chassis, remove it (see “Removing a system-board tray from a 2U chassis” on page 26 or “Removing a system-board tray from a 3U chassis” on page 27). 5. If an expansion enclosure is installed on the system-board tray, remove it (see “Removing an expansion enclosure”...
  • Page 54: Completing The Installation

    2. Pivot the cover to the closed position until it clicks into place. 3. Install the system-board tray in the chassis (see “Reinstalling a system-board tray in a 2U chassis” on page 44 or “Reinstalling a system-board tray in a 3U chassis” on page 45). IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 55: Reinstalling An Expansion Enclosure

    Reinstalling an expansion enclosure Attention: You cannot install the system-board tray into the chassis until the cover is installed and closed or an expansion enclosure is installed. Do not attempt to override this protection. Expansion enclosure System-board tray To reinstall an expansion enclosure, complete the following steps: 1.
  • Page 56: Reinstalling A System-Board Tray In A 2U Chassis

    If you have changed the configuration of the system-board tray, you might have to update the server configuration through the BIOS configuration utility program (see “Updating the server configuration” on page 47). IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 57: Reinstalling A System-Board Tray In A 3U Chassis

    Reinstalling a system-board tray in a 3U chassis Note: You must remove the 3U chassis from the iDataPlex rack before you install the system-board tray (see “Removing a 3U chassis from an iDataPlex rack” on page 25). To reinstall a system-board tray in a 3U chassis, complete the following steps: 1.
  • Page 58: Reinstalling A 3U Chassis In An Idataplex Rack

    3. Install the hard disk drives (see “Installing a hard disk drive” on page 37). 4. Reconnect the cables on the front of the system-board tray. 5. Turn on the system-board tray (see “Turning on the system-board tray” on page 22). IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 59: Connecting The Cables

    RAID controller, go to http://www-304.ibm.com/jct01004c/systems/support/ supportsite.wss/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-65723&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 Hardware upgrades.
  • Page 60 IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 61: Chapter 4. Configuring The Dx340 Server

    Monitor v Combination USB keyboard and pointing device such as IBM part number 40K5372 v External USB CD-RW/DVD drive such as the IBM and Lenovo part number 73P4515 or 73P4516 The following configuration programs come with the dx340 server:...
  • Page 62: Using The Bios Configuration Utility Program

    1. To run the preboot DSA program, you must have the following additional hardware: – Monitor. – Combination USB keyboard and pointing device such as IBM part number 40K5372. – External USB CD-RW/DVD drive such as the IBM and Lenovo part number 73P4515 or 73P4516.
  • Page 63 BMC controller. The IP address of the BMC is set in the IP Address field. You can then use this IP address for remote management of the BMC using IBM Director or an IPMI 2.0 compliant management tool.
  • Page 64: Passwords

    If a supervisor password is set, type the supervisor password at the password prompt. Start the BIOS configuration utility program and reset the user password. v Clear the password by using the clear RTC RAM jumper (see the Problem Determination and Service Guide for instructions). IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 65: Configuring The Gigabit Ethernet Controller

    Notes: 1. Changes are made periodically to the IBM Web site. The actual procedure might vary slightly from what is described in this document. 2. To install the device driver for the Ethernet controller, you might need to use an external USB CD-RW/DVD drive such as the IBM and Lenovo part number 73P4515 or 73P4516.
  • Page 66: Using The Pxe Boot Agent Utility Program

    View or change SCSI IDs for attached devices v Set a SCSI device scan order v Set SCSI protocol parameters on SCSI hard disk drives v Configure arrays v View your RAID configuration and associated devices IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 67 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 Hardware upgrades.
  • Page 68: Starting The Lsi Logic Configuration Utility Program

    3. Use the arrow keys to highlight the first drive in the pair; then, press the Minus key to change the mirroring value to Primary. 4. Use the arrow keys to highlight the second drive in the pair; then, press the Minus key to change the mirroring value to Secondary. IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 69: Firmware Updates

    To update the firmware, you might need to use an external USB CD-RW/DVD drive such as the IBM and Lenovo part number 73P4515 or 73P4516. To use an external USB CD-RW/DVD drive to update the firmware, complete the following steps: 1.
  • Page 70: Updating Ibm Director

    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.
  • Page 71: 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 72: Getting Help And Information From The World Wide Web

    Getting help and information from the World Wide Web On the World Wide Web, the IBM Web site has up-to-date information about IBM ® systems, optional devices, services, and support. The address for IBM System x ® and xSeries information is http://www.ibm.com/systems/x/. The address for IBM iDataPlex information is http://www.ibm.com/systems/x/hardware/idataplex/...
  • Page 73: 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 74: 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. IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 75: 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 76: 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 77 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 78: German Ordinance For Work Gloss 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 79: European Union Emc Directive Conformance Statement

    IBM cannot accept responsibility for any failure to satisfy the protection requirements resulting from a nonrecommended modification of the product, including the fitting of non-IBM option cards. This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class A Information Technology Equipment according to CISPR 22/European Standard EN 55022.
  • Page 80: Japanese Voluntary Control Council For Interference (Vcci) Statement

    Japanese Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI) statement Korean Class A warning statement IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 81: Index

    3.5-inch simple-swap 38 system board 14 removing controls 20 2.5-inch hot-swap 32 creating a mirrored pair of hard disk drives 56 3.5-inch hot-swap 30 3.5-inch simple-swap 31 specifications 6 hardware service and support 60 help, getting 59 © Copyright IBM Corp. 2010...
  • Page 82 66 I/O-expansion card FCC, Class A 66 connectors 14 notices and statements 5 IBM Director 10 IBM Director, updating 58 IBM Support Line 60 iDataPlex rack overview 7 installing 3U chassis 46 removing 3U chassis 25 important notices 5...
  • Page 83 symmetric multiprocessing 8 system board jumpers 15 switches 15 system board layouts 13 system reliability guidelines 24 system-board connectors 14 system-board tray installing 44, 45 removing 26, 27 system-board tray cover installing 42 removing 28 system-error LED 20 systems management 8, 10 telephone numbers 60 trademarks 61 turning off the system-board tray 22...
  • Page 84 IBM dx340 User’s Guide...
  • Page 86 Part Number: 69Y3931 Printed in USA (1P) P/N: 69Y3931...

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