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Solution setup checklist

Use the solution setup checklist to ensure that you have performed all tasks that are required to set up your solution.

The solution setup procedure varies depending on the configuration of the solution when it was delivered. In some cases, the solution is fully configured and you just need to connect the solution to the network and an ac power source, and then you can power on the solution. In other cases, the solution needs to have hardware options installed, requires hardware and firmware configuration, and requires an operating system to be installed.

The following steps describe the general procedure for setting up a solution:
  1. Unpack the solution package. See Solution package contents.

  2. Set up the solution hardware.

    1. Install any required hardware or solution options. See the related topics in Install solution hardware options.

    2. If necessary, install the solution into a standard rack cabinet by using the rail kit shipped with the solution. See the Rack Installation Instructions that comes with optional rail kit.

    3. Connect the Ethernet cables and power cords to the solution. See Rear view to locate the connectors. See Cable the enclosure for cabling best practices.

    4. Power on the solution. See Power on nodes.

      You can access the management processor interface to configure the system without powering on the solution. Whenever the solution is connected to power, the management processor interface is available. For details about accessing the management node processor, see:

      Opening and Using the XClarity Controller Web Interface section in the XCC documentation version compatible with your server at Lenovo XClarity Controller portal page.

    5. Validate that the solution hardware was set up successfully.

  3. Configure the system.

    1. Connect the Lenovo XClarity Controller to the management network. See Set the network connection for the Lenovo XClarity Controller.

    2. Update the firmware for the solution, if necessary. See Update the firmware.

    3. Configure the firmware for the solution. See Configure the firmware.

      The following information is available for RAID configuration:
    4. Install the operating system. See Deploy the operating system.

    5. Back up the solution configuration. See Back up the server configuration.

    6. Install the applications and programs for which the solution is intended to be used.