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  • Page 1 ERserver xSeries 305 Type 8673 User’s Guide...
  • Page 3 ERserver xSeries 305 Type 8673 User’s Guide...
  • Page 4 Appendix B, “Warranty information” on page 23, and Appendix C, “Notices” on page 35. First Edition (August 2002) © Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 2002. All rights reserved. US Government Users Restricted Rights – Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Reliability, availability, and serviceability features ... . . 5 IBM Director ......5 Server controls, LEDs, and power .
  • Page 6 Power cords ......39 Index ......41 xSeries 305 Type 8673: User’s Guide...
  • 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. 2002...
  • Page 8 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. xSeries 305 Type 8673: 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 xSeries 305 Type 8673: 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.
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  • Page 13: Chapter 1. Introducing The Xseries 305 Type 8673 Server

    For service or assistance information, see Appendix A, “Getting help and technical assistance” on page 21. The latest version of this publication is available from the IBM Web site. Go to and click Support & downloads. In the Technical support keyword search field, type 8673 and click Go.
  • Page 14: Notices And Statements Used In This Book

    Notices and statements used in this book The caution and danger statements that appear in this book are also in the multilingual Safety Book, which is on the IBM xSeries Documentation CD. Each statement is numbered for reference to the corresponding statement in the Safety Book.
  • Page 15: Features And Specifications

    Features and specifications The following table provides a summary of the features and specifications of your xSeries 305 Type 8673 server. Depending on your server model, some features and specifications might not apply. Racks are marked in vertical increments of 1.75 inches. Each increment is referred to as a unit, or “U.”...
  • Page 16: What Your Server Offers

    (SDRAM) dual inline memory modules (DIMMs). v IBM X-Architecture technology IBM X-Architecture technology is an IBM design blueprint that takes full advantage of existing IBM technologies to build powerful, scalable, and reliable Intel-processor-based servers. v Integrated network environment support Your server comes with two Ethernet controllers on the system board.
  • Page 17: Reliability, Availability, And Serviceability Features

    View the hardware configuration of remote systems, in detail v Monitor the usage and performance of critical components, such as microprocessors, disks, and memory v Centrally manage individual or large groups of IBM and non-IBM Intel-based servers, desktop computers, workstations, and mobile computers on a variety of platforms IBM Director provides a comprehensive entry-level workgroup hardware manager.
  • Page 18 Increased productivity of IT personnel and users v Reduced service and support costs For more information about IBM Director, see the IBM Director CD that comes with your server, the IBM Director publications on the CD, and the following Web pages: Systems Management - Director Package
  • Page 19: Server Controls, Leds, And Power

    Server controls, LEDs, and power This section describes the controls and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and how to turn the server on and off. Front view The following illustration shows the controls and LEDs on the front of the server. CD-ROM drive Diskette-eject Power-control activity LED...
  • Page 20: Rear View

    Ethernet 1 link LED (green): When this green LED is lit, it indicates that the speed of the Ethernet LAN is 1000BASE-T. When this green LED is off, it indicates that the speed of the Ethernet LAN is 10/100BASE-T. xSeries 305 Type 8673: User’s Guide...
  • Page 21: Server Power Features

    Server power features This section contains information about how to turn your server on and off. Turning on the server Statement 13: DANGER Overloading a branch circuit is potentially a fire hazard and a shock hazard under certain conditions. To avoid these hazards, ensure that your system electrical requirements do not exceed branch circuit protection requirements.
  • Page 22 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. xSeries 305 Type 8673: User’s Guide...
  • Page 23: Chapter 2. Configuring Your Server

    (such as temperature, voltage and fans), alerting, and system-health information. For more information about IBM Director, see the IBM Director CD that comes with your server. Using the Configuration/Setup Utility program...
  • Page 24: Configuration/Setup Utility Menu Choices

    You can enable a virus-detection test that checks for changes in the boot record when the server starts. This choice is on the full Configuration/Setup Utility menu only. xSeries 305 Type 8673: User’s Guide...
  • Page 25 Select this choice to enable or disable the microprocessor cache. Attention: Do not make changes to the cache control unless directed to do so by an IBM authorized service representative. – PnP/PCI Options Select this option to configure Plug-n-Play and PCI devices.
  • Page 26: Additional Configuration/Setup Utility Menu Choices

    If an administrator password is set, type the administrator password at the password prompt. Start the Configuration/Setup Utility program and reset the power-on password. v Remove the server battery and then reinstall it. See the Option Installation Guide for instructions for removing the battery. xSeries 305 Type 8673: User’s Guide...
  • Page 27: Using The Serverguide Setup And Installation Cd

    Using the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD The ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD includes an easy-to-use setup and installation program that is designed for your IBM server. The ServerGuide program detects the server model and hardware options that are installed and uses that information during setup to configure the hardware.
  • Page 28: Setup And Configuration Overview

    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 ServerGuide program checks your system BIOS, service processors, and other system hardware to determine if system updates are available.
  • Page 29: System Partition

    Notes: 1. Plug and Play adapters are configured automatically. Non-Plug and Play adapters or non-IBM adapters might require switch settings, additional device drivers, and installation after the operating system is installed. See the documentation that comes with the adapter.
  • Page 30: Setting Up Or Updating Multiple Servers

    If you have already configured the server hardware and you decide not to use the ServerGuide program to install your operating system, complete the following steps to download the latest operating-system installation instructions from the IBM Support Web page: 1. Go to
  • Page 31 – Configuration Select this choice to view or change SCSI controller settings. To reset the controller to its default settings, press F6 and follow the instructions on the screen. You can view and change the following controller settings: - SCSI Controller ID Select this choice to view the SCSI controller ID, which is typically 7.
  • Page 32: Configuring The Gigabit Ethernet Controller

    For information on configuring your Ethernet controller, see the Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Software CD that comes with your server. For updated information on configuring your Ethernet controller, go to the IBM Support Web site at and navigate to the area for your specific server type.
  • Page 33: 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 appendix contains information about where to go for additional information about IBM and IBM products, what to do if you experience a problem ®...
  • Page 34: Software Service And Support

    Setting up e-mail notification of technical updates about your products Software service and support Through IBM Support Line, you can get telephone assistance, for a fee, with usage, configuration, and software problems with xSeries servers, IntelliStation workstations, and appliances. For information about which products are supported by Support Line in your country or region, go to
  • Page 35: Appendix B. Warranty Information

    Prior to on-site warranty service, you are required to go through problem determination with an IBM service specialist call center technician. A warranty period of 3 years on parts and 1 year on labor means that IBM will provide warranty service without charge for: 1.
  • Page 36: Warranty Service And Support

    IBM hardware repair - If the problem is determined to be caused by IBM hardware under warranty, trained service personnel are available to provide the applicable level of service, either on-site or at an IBM service center as determined by IBM.
  • Page 37: Purchasing Additional Services

    Purchasing additional services During and after the warranty period, you can purchase additional services, such as support for IBM and non-IBM hardware, operating systems, and application programs; network setup and configuration; upgraded or extended hardware repair services; and custom installations. Service availability and service name might vary by country or region.
  • Page 38: Ibm Statement Of Limited Warranty Z125-4753-06 8/2000

    Country-unique Terms. The terms of Part 2 replace or modify those of Part 1. The warranties provided by IBM in this Statement of Limited Warranty apply only to Machines you purchase for your use, and not for resale, from IBM or your reseller. The term “Machine” means an IBM machine, its features, conversions, upgrades, elements, or accessories, or any combination of them.
  • Page 39 IBM or your reseller of changes in a Machine’s location. IBM is responsible for loss of, or damage to, your Machine while it is 1) in IBM’s possession or 2) in transit in those cases where IBM is responsible for the transportation charges.
  • Page 40: Part 2 - Country-Unique Terms

    “Machine” includes Machine Code and Licensed Internal Code. This limit also applies to IBM’s suppliers and your reseller. It is the maximum for which IBM, its suppliers, and your reseller are collectively responsible. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS IBM LIABLE FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: 1) THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES (OTHER THAN THOSE UNDER THE FIRST ITEM LISTED ABOVE);...
  • Page 41 Trade Practices Act 1974 or other similar legislation and are only limited to the extent permitted by the applicable legislation. Limitation of Liability: The following is added to this Section: Where IBM is in breach of a condition or warranty implied by the Trade Practices Act 1974 or other similar legislation, IBM’s liability is limited to the repair or replacement of the goods...
  • Page 42 2. as to any other actual damage arising in any situation involving nonperformance by IBM pursuant to, or in any way related to the subject of this Statement of Limited Warranty, IBM’s liability will be limited to the charge paid by you for the individual Machine that is the subject of the claim.
  • Page 43 Machine in any of those countries from either (1) an IBM reseller approved to perform warranty service or (2) from IBM. If you purchase an IBM Machine in a Middle Eastern or African country, you may obtain warranty service for that Machine from the IBM entity within the country of...
  • Page 44 IBM with fraud or gross negligence and for express warranty. The following sentence is added to the end of item 2: IBM’s liability under this item is limited to the violation of essential contractual terms in cases of ordinary negligence.
  • Page 45 Services Act 1982. Applicability of suppliers and resellers (unchanged). The following is added to the end of this Section: IBM’s entire liability and your sole remedy, whether in contract or in tort, in respect of any default shall be limited to damages.
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  • Page 47: Appendix C. 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 48: Trademarks

    Predictive Failure Analysis Lotus, Lotus Notes, SmartSuite, and Domino are trademarks of Lotus Development Corporation and/or IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. Intel, Celeron, LANDesk, MMX, NetBurst, Pentium, Pentium II Xeon, Pentium III Xeon, and Xeon are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.
  • Page 49: Electronic Emission Notices

    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 may differ from its retail version (if available), and may not include user manuals or all program functionality.
  • Page 50: Industry Canada Class A Emission Compliance 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 51: Japanese Voluntary Control Council For Interference (Vcci) Statement

    Japanese Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI) statement Power cords For your safety, IBM provides a power cord with a grounded attachment plug to use with this IBM product. To avoid electrical shock, always use the power cord and plug with a properly grounded outlet.
  • Page 52 Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Korea (South), Liberia, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Suriname, Taiwan, Trinidad (West Indies), United States of America, Venezuela xSeries 305 Type 8673: User’s Guide...
  • Page 53: Index

    20 Ethernet controller, configuring 20 expansion bays 3 expansion slots 3 RAS features 5 related publications 1 reset button 7 ROM shadowing 13 Fast Ethernet 20 FCC Class A notice 37 features 3, 4 © Copyright IBM Corp. 2002...
  • Page 54 9 turning on the server 9 United States electronic emission Class A notice 37 United States FCC Class A notice 37 video controller 3 Web site ServerGuide 15 weight 3 xSeries 305 Type 8673: User’s Guide...
  • Page 56 Part Number: 33P2607 Printed in U.S.A. (1P) P/N: 33P2607...

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