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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

Important
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.
Attention
  • 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.

Procedure

  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.
    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.
    Figure 1. Firmware and RoT security module installation
    Firmware and RoT security module installation

After you finish

  1. Reinstall the PCIe risers. See Install a PCIe riser.
  2. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.
  3. Update the UEFI, XCC and LXPM firmware to the specific version supported by the server. See Tip for replacing a Firmware and RoT Security Module.
  4. Perform OneCLI commands to restore the UEFI settings. See OneCLI commands that restore configuration settings.
  5. Perform both OneCLI commands and XCC actions to restore the XCC settings. See OneCLI commands that restore configuration settings and Using XCC to restore the BMC configuration.
  6. 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.
    Note
    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).
  7. Optionally, do the following if needed:

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube