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The Lenovo System x3250 M4 Type 2583 server

This Installation and Service Guide contains information and instructions for setting up yourLenovo System x3250 M4 Type 2583 server, instructions for installing some optional devices, cabling and configuring the server, removing and replacing devices, and diagnostics and troubleshooting information.

In addition to the instructions in Installing optional devices for installing optional hardware devices, updating firmware and device drivers, and completing the installation, IBM Business Partners must also complete the steps in Instructions for IBM Business Partners.

The Lenovo System x3250 M4 Type 2583 server is a 1-U1-high rack model server for high-volume network transaction processing. This high-performance, dual-core or quad-core server is ideally suited for networking environments that require superior microprocessor performance, input/output (I/O) flexibility, and high manageability.

Performance, ease of use, reliability, and expansion capabilities were key considerations in the design of the server. These design features make it possible for you to customize the system hardware to meet your needs today and provide flexible expansion capabilities for the future.

The server comes with a limited warranty. For information about the terms of the warranty and getting service and assistance, see the IBM Warranty Information document that comes with the server.

The server contains IBMX-Architecture next generation technologies, which help increase performance and reliability. For more information, see What your server offers and Reliability, availability, and serviceability.

You can obtain up-to-date information about the server and other IBM server products at the Lenovo System x website. At the Lenovo Support Portal, you can create a personalized support page by identifying IBM products that are of interest to you. From this personalized page, you can subscribe to weekly email notifications about new technical documents, search for information and downloads, and access various administrative services.

If you participate in the IBM client reference program, you can share information about your use of technology, best practices, and innovative solutions; build a professional network; and gain visibility for your business. For more information about the IBM client reference program, see the IBM Client Reference Materials website.

If firmware and documentation updates are available, you can download them from the IBM website. The server might have features that are not described in the documentation that comes with the server, and the documentation might be updated occasionally to include information about those features, or technical updates might be available to provide additional information that is not included in the server documentation. To check for updates, go to the Lenovo Support Portal.

Record information about the server in the following table.

Product nameLenovo System x3250 M4 Type 2583 server
Machine typeType 2583
Model number_____________________________________________
Serial number_____________________________________________
The model number and serial number are on the ID label on the front of the server, as shown in the following illustration.
Figure 1. ID label on the front of the server
ID label on the front of the server
The illustrations in this document might differ slightly from your hardware.

In addition, the system service label, which is on the cover of the server, provides a QR code for mobile access to service information. You can scan the QR code using a QR code reader and scanner with a mobile device and get quick access to the IBM Service Information website. The IBM Service Information website provides additional information for parts installation and replacement videos, and error codes for server support.

The following illustration shows the QR code (
Figure 2. QR code
QR code

You can download the IBM ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD to help you configure the hardware, install device drivers, and install the operating system.

For a list of supported optional devices for the server, see the Lenovo ServerProven website.

1 Racks are measured in vertical increments of 4.45 cm (1.75 inches) each. Each increment is called a "U." A 1-U-high device is 1.75 inches tall