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Install the firmware and RoT security module

Follow instructions in this section to install the ThinkSystem V3 Firmware and Root of Trust Security Module (firmware and RoT security module).

About this task


This task must be operated by trained technicians that are certified by Lenovo Service. Do no attempt to remove or install it without proper training and qualification.

  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables. See Power off the server.

  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.

Firmware and driver download: You might need to update the firmware or driver after replacing a component.
Watch the procedure
  • A video of this procedure is available at YouTube.


  1. Touch the static-protective package that contains the new part to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new part out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
  2. Install the firmware and RoT security module to the server.
    Figure 1. Installing the firmware and RoT security module
    Installing the firmware and RoT security module
    1. Lower the firmware and RoT security module onto the system I/O board and ensure that the connector on the module is correctly inserted into the slot on the system I/O board.
    2. Tighten the two screws to secure the firmware and RoT security module in place.

After you finish

  1. Install any components that you have removed:
  2. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

  3. Update the UEFI firmware to the specific version supported by the server. See Tip for replacing a firmware and RoT security module.

  4. If there is a software (SW) key, for example, XCC FoD key, installed in the system, inject the key again to ensure that the key functions properly. See Using Lenovo Features on Demand.
    If you need to replace the processor board together with the firmware and RoT security module, update the VPD before injecting the key. See Update the Vital Product Data (VPD).
  5. Optionally, do the following if needed: