Install the system board
Use this information to install the system board.
Read Safety and Installation Guidelines to ensure that you work safely.
Touch the static-protective package that contains the component to any unpainted metal surface on the server; then, remove it from the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
To install the system board, complete the following steps:
- Insert the system board into the chassis with an angle as shown, so serial and VGA port can be inserted in the slots on the rear chassis.
Figure 1. System board installation
- Place the system board flat into the chassis, screw slots on the system board will match the screw slots on the chassis.
- Install all eight screws to secure the system board to the chassis. Figure 2. System-board screws location
- Install the following components:
Install CPU socket cover to the defected board, right after the new system board is installed into the chassis.
Install the processor (see Install the processor).
Install the heat sink (see Install the heat sink).
Install the DIMMs (see Install a DIMM).
Install the TPM card (see Install the TPM card (for Chinese Mainland only)).
Install the M.2 drive if necessary (see Install the M.2 drive).
Install an adapter if necessary (see Install an adapter).
Install the PCIe riser assembly if necessary (see Install the PCIe riser assembly).
Connect the fan cables (see Install a fan).
Connect the backplate cables (see Install the simple-swap drive backplate).
Connect the front operator and front USB cables (see Install the front operator panel).
Install the air baffle (see Install the air baffle).
After you install the system board, complete the following steps:
Install the top cover onto the server (see Install the top cover).
Install the server into the rack if necessary.
Reconnect power cords and all external cables.
Update the machine type and serial number with new vital product data (VPD). Use the Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager to update the machine type and serial number. See Update the machine type and serial number.
Enable TPM. See Enable TPM.
Optionally, enable UEFI Secure Boot. See Enable UEFI Secure Boot.