DIMM installation sequence

If firmware and documentation updates are available, you can download them from the IBM website. Getting help and technical a The System x M4 server Installing an optional DVD drive For a list of supported optional optical disk drives for the server, see http: When you install any ServeRAID SAS controller that comes with batteries, it is sometimes necessary to install the batteries in another location in the server to prevent the batteries from overheating. Attach power cords to outlet. By pressing 'print' button you will print only current page.


To view the total amount of installed memory and the amount of configured memory, run the Setup utility. For additional information, see Configuring the server. You can install DIMMs for microprocessor 2 as soon as you install microprocessor 2; you do not have to wait until all of the DIMM slots for microprocessor 1 are filled. The following illustration shows the location of the DIMM connectors on the system board.

When you install additional DIMMs, install them in the order shown in the following table to optimize system performance. Memory mirrored channel Memory mirrored channel mode replicates and stores data on two pairs of DIMMs within two channels simultaneously.

Memory rank sparing The memory rank sparing feature disables the failed memory from the system configuration and activates a rank sparing DIMM to replace the failed active DIMM.

Installing a memory module Use this information to install a memory module. Replacing a memory module Use this information to install a memory module. Removing and replacing Tier 1 CRUs.

Disconnect the SAS signal cables from the system board. Leave the other end of the SAS signal cables connected to the hard disk drive backplanes. Remove hard disk drive backplane 1 from the server. Hard disk drive backplane signal cable Configuration cable Power cable a. From backplane 1, disconnect the following cables in the order listed: Lift backplane 1 out of the server by pulling it toward the rear of the server and then lifting it up.

Connect the loose end of the SAS signal cables to the system board. Route the cable underneath the cable retention features on the baffle. See the System x M4 Type Make sure that the configuration cable is connected to the backplanes and system board. Make sure that the SAS power cable is connected to the backplanes and system board. Install the new backplane in slot 2: Connect the following cables in the order listed: Angle the new backplane and place the bottom edge into the slots for backplane 2 on the chassis next to the optical drive.

Route the cables underneath the cable retention taking the RAID adapter, part number 46M, as an example. Remove the 2 SAS cables which connect both the backplane and the system board. Route the cables underneath the cable retention.

RAID adapters come in a different option kits. Touch the static-protective packages to any unpainted metal surface on the server. To install the 2 x 8 1. Connector for Connector for Connector for Connector for drive bays drive bays drive bays drive bays signal cable signal cable signal cable signal cable RAID adapter RAID adapter c. Leave the cable segment with the label 3 unconnected. Install the new backplane assemblies. SAS signal cables eXFlash 1. Touch the static-protective package that contains the RAID adapter to any unpainted metal surface on the server.

Then, remove the RAID adapter from the package. Turn off the server and peripheral devices, and disconnect the power cords and all external cables. Slide the tape-drive assembly the rest of the way into the tape-drive bay. Push the latch to the closed locked position. If you have other devices to install or remove, do so now. Removing the heat sink from the microprocessor destroys the even distribution of the thermal grease and requires replacing the thermal grease.

Open the microprocessor retainer. Do not touch the connectors on the microprocessor and the microprocessor socket. Microprocessor release lever Socket cover Microprocessor release lever 8. Install the microprocessor on the microprocessor socket: Touch the static-protective package that contains the new microprocessor to any unpainted on the chassis or any unpainted metal surface on any other grounded rack component; then, carefully remove the microprocessor from the package.

Release the sides of the cover and remove the cover from the installation tool. Close the microprocessor retainer on the microprocessor socket.

Identify which release lever is labeled as the first release lever to close and close it. Close the second release lever on the microprocessor socket. Microprocessor release lever Microprocessor Microprocessor release lever Install the heat sink: Use a clean area of the cleaning pad to wipe the thermal grease from the microprocessor; then, dispose of the cleaning pad after all of the thermal grease is removed.

Memory mirrored channel Memory mirrored channel mode replicates and stores data on two pairs of DIMMs within two channels simultaneously. Before you install an additional power supply or replace a power supply with one of a different wattage, you may use the IBM Power Configurator utility to determine current system power consumption.

If you are adding a power supply to the server, attach the redundant power information label that comes with this option on the server cover near the power supplies. Confirm that it starts correctly and recognizes the newly installed devices, and make sure that no error LEDs are lit.

This equipment is designed to permit the connection of the earthed conductor of the dc supply circuit to the earthing conductor at the equipment. If this connection is made, all of the following conditions must be met: The product also might have more than one power cord. To remove all electrical current from the product, make sure that all power cords are disconnected from the power source.

To reduce the risk of electric shock or energy hazards: IBM service technicians are not certified or authorized to install or remove the volt power cable. Route the power cord through the handle and cable tie if any, so that it does not accidentally become unplugged. Connect the other ends of the dc power cable to the dc power source. Cut the wires to the correct length, but do not cut them shorter than mm 6 inch.

If the power source requires ring terminals, you must use a crimping tool to install the ring terminals to the power cord wires. To ensure proper server operation, if a fan fails, replace it within 30 seconds. Have a replacement fan ready to install as soon as you remove the failed fan.

Vertical tabs Fan 4 Fan 3 Fan 2 Fan 1 To install any of the four replaceable fans, complete the following steps: When you install any ServeRAID SAS controller that comes with batteries, it is sometimes necessary to install the batteries in another location in the server to prevent the batteries from overheating. USB hypervisor memory key, with embedded hypervisor software. To install the USB hypervisor memory key, complete the following steps: You must configure the server not to look for the hypervisor USB drive.

From the Product support, select System x. Changes are made periodically to the IBM website. The actual procedure might vary slightly from what is described in this document. Installing an optional DVD drive For a list of supported optional optical disk drives for the server, see http: To install an optional DVD drive, complete the following steps.

Drive retention clip Alignment pins 1. Install the server in a rack. See the Rack Installation Instructions that come with the server for complete rack installation and removal instructions. Replacing the server cover To replace the server cover, complete the following steps: Make sure that all cables, adapters, and other components are installed and seated correctly and that you have not left loose tools or parts inside the server.

Also, make sure that all internal cables are correctly routed. It might be easier for you to route cables before you connect the devices to the server. If the server comes with an installed operating system, see the documentation that comes with the operating system for additional cabling instructions. Updating the server configuration When you start the server for the first time after you add or remove an internal device, external SAS device, or USB keyboard or mouse, you might receive a message that the configuration has changed.

After the POST fails three times, the Setup utility starts automatically so that you can save the new configuration settings. However, you will still be able to access the web interface without the Integrated Management Module Advanced Upgrade.

Use the ASU program online or out of band to modify UEFI settings from the command line without the need to restart the server to access the Setup utility. CD, go to http: The setup program provides a list of tasks that are required to set up your server model. From the Operating system menu, select your operating system, and then click Search to display the available installation documents. Select this choice to view or reset IMM2 to the default settings. Run the diagnostic programs to get more information about error codes that occur.

If the system-error LED on the front of the server is lit but there are no other error indications, clear the IMM2 system-event log. If a power-on password is set, when you turn on the server, you must type the power-on password to complete the system startup. Start the Setup utility and reset the power-on password. You must use the service processor upgrade option to upgrade to IMM2 standard firmware and then use the remote presence upgrade option to upgrade to IMM2 premium firmware.

The IMM2 supports the following basic systems-management features: Using the remote presence capability and blue-screen capture The remote presence and blue-screen capture features are integrated functions of the Integrated Management Module II IMM2. To download the document, go to http: If a newer version of IBM Systems Director than what comes with the server is shown in the drop-down list, follow the instructions on the web page to download the latest version.

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In the event that it has been mistakenly sold or purchased, please exchange it for equipment certified for home use. Also See for System x M4 Type Problem determination and service manual - pages Product manual - 70 pages Specifications - 2 pages. Page of Go. Installing optional devices Page 50 - Server components Page 51 - System-board internal connectors Page 52 - System-board external connectors Page 53 - System-board switches and jumpers Page 54 Page 55 - System-board LEDs Page 56 - System-board optional device connectors Page 57 - PCI riser-card adapter connectors Page 58 - Installation guidelines Page 59 - System reliability guidelines Page 60 - Handling static-sensitive devices Page 61 - Internal cable routing and connectors Page 62 Page 63 - Usb and video cable connection Page 64 - Operator information panel cable connect Page 65 Page 66 - 2.

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Light Path Diagnostics Panel the light path diagnostics panel on the operator information panel or on the system board is also lit to help isolate the error. Page 36 Make sure that both LEDs are lit, the power supply power supplies installed in the server are of the same rating configuration is invalid. Page 40 Battery v Trained technician only System board 2.

Rear View 1 Replace the hard disk drive. Turning Off The Server 2. Page 48 System x M4 Type Installing Optional Devices 2. System-board Internal Connectors System-board internal connectors The following illustration shows the internal connectors on the system board. System-board Switches And Jumpers System-board switches and jumpers The following illustration shows the location and description of the switches and jumpers.

System Reliability Guidelines When you are finished working on the server, reinstall all safety shields, guards, labels, and ground wires. Handling Static-sensitive Devices Do not place the device on the server cover or on a metal surface. Internal Cable Routing And Connectors Internal cable routing and connectors The following illustration shows the internal routing and connectors for the cables.

Operator Information Panel Cable Connection Failing to install or remove the cable with care may damage the connectors on the system board. Page 65 VGA cable connections The following illustration shows the internal routing and connectors for the video graphic adapter VGA cables. Page 67 Hard disk drive cable connection: Page 68 Configuration cable connection: Page 69 Hard disk drive cable connection: Removing The Cover If you operate the server for extended periods of time over 30 minutes with the cover removed, the IMM turns off the server.

Installing A Pci Riser-card Assembly 5.