Server hardware setup
To set up the server, install any options that have been purchased, cable the server, configure and update the firmware, and install the operating system.
- Server setup checklist
Use the server setup checklist to ensure that you have performed all tasks that are required to set up your server.
- Installation Guidelines
Use the installation guidelines to install components in your server.
- Memory module installation rules and order
Memory modules must be installed in a specific order based on the memory configuration that you implement on your server.
- Install server hardware options
This section includes instructions for performing initial installation of optional hardware. Each component installation procedure references any tasks that need to be performed to gain access to the component being replaced.
- Install the server in a rack
To install the server in a rack, follow the instructions that are provided in the Rail Installation Kit for the rails on which the server will be installed.
- Cable the server
Attach all external cables to the server. Typically, you will need to connect the server to a power source, to the data network, and to storage. In addition, you will need to connect the server to the management network.
- Power on the server
After the server performs a short self-test (power status LED flashes quickly) when connected to input power, it enters a standby state (power status LED flashes once per second).
- Validate server setup
After powering up the server, make sure that the LEDs are lit and that they are green.
- Power off the server
The server remains in a standby state when it is connected to a power source, allowing the BMC to respond to remote power-on requests. To remove all power from the server (power status LED off), you must disconnect all power cables.