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 and the number of processors and memory modules installed in the 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 (connect input power)
After the server performs a short self-test (power LED flashes quickly) when connected to input power, it enters a standby state (power LED flashes once per second).
- Validate server setup
After powering up the server, make sure that only green LEDs are lit. If any yellow error LEDs are lit, it indicates a problem that must be investigated.
- Power off the server (disconnect input power)
The server remains in a standby state when it is connected to a power source, allowing the Lenovo XClarity Controller to respond to remote power-on requests. To remove all power from the server (power LED off), you must disconnect all power cables.