Installing or removing the ThinkServer Trusted Platform Module
This topic provides instructions on how to install or remove the ThinkServer Trusted Platform Module
(hereinafter referred to as the TPM).
The TPM is a security chip designed by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) to provide a hardware method
of data encryption. It stores passwords, encryption keys, and digital certificates to help provide security
solutions and protect the computer. You can purchase a TPM option from Lenovo.
Installing the ThinkServer Trusted Platform Module
Attention: Do not open your server or attempt any repair before reading and understanding "Safety information"
on page iii and "Guidelines" on page 83.
This topic provides instructions on how to install the TPM.
Before you begin, print all the related instructions or ensure that you can view the PDF version on another
computer for reference.
• Use any documentation that comes with the TPM and follow those instructions in addition to the
instructions in this topic.
• Depending on the model, your server might look slightly different from the illustration in this topic.
To install the TPM, do the following:
1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the server. Then, disconnect all
power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the server.
2. Remove the server cover. See "Removing the server cover" on page 85.
3. Lay the server on its side for easier operation.
4. Touch the static-protective package that contains the TPM to any unpainted surface on the outside of
the server. Then, take the TPM out of the package.
Note: Carefully handle the TPM by its edges.
Installing, removing, or replacing hardware