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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.

(Lenovo trained technician only) After replacing the Firmware and RoT Security Module, update the UEFI, XCC, and LXPM firmware to the specific version supported by the server. For detailed information on how to update the firmware, see Tip for replacing a Firmware and RoT Security Module.

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.

  • If the server is installed in a rack, slide the server out on its rack slide rails to gain access to the top covers, or remove the server from the rack. See Remove the server from rails.

Firmware and driver download: You might need to update the firmware or driver after replacing a component.

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 to the server.
    Figure 1. Firmware and RoT security module installation
    Firmware and RoT security module installation
    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. Reinstall all the PCIe risers. See Install the PCIe riser.

  2. Reinstall the crossbar. See Install the crossbar.

  3. Reinstall the rear top cover. See Install the rear top cover.

  4. Reinstall the front top cover. See Install the front top cover.

  5. Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

  6. 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.

  7. Perform OneCLI commands to restore the UEFI settings. See OneCLI commands that restore configuration settings.

  8. 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.

  9. 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).
  10. Optionally, do the following if needed:

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube