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Chapter

 

3.

 

Configuring

 

the

 

server

 

The

 

following

 

configuration

 

programs

 

come

 

with

 

the

 

server:

 

v

   

Configuration/Setup

 

Utility

 

program

 

The

 

Configuration/Setup

 

Utility

 

program

 

is

 

part

 

of

 

the

 

basic

 

input/output

 

system

 

(BIOS).

 

Use

 

it

 

to

 

configure

 

serial

 

port

 

assignments,

 

change

 

interrupt

 

request

 

(IRQ)

 

settings,

 

change

 

the

 

startup-device

 

sequence,

 

set

 

the

 

date

 

and

 

time,

 

and

 

set

 

passwords.

 

For

 

information

 

about

 

using

 

this

 

program,

 

see

 

“Using

 

the

 

Configuration/Setup

 

Utility

 

program”

 

on

 

page

 

38.

 

v

   

Lenovo

 

EasyStartup

 

DVD

 

This

 

bootable

 

DVD

 

automatically

 

launches

 

the

 

ThinkServer

 

EasyStartup

 

program,

 

which

 

simplifies

 

the

 

process

 

of

 

installing

 

an

 

operating

 

system

 

and

 

device

 

drivers

 

on

 

your

 

server.

 

The

 

ThinkServer

 

EasyStartup

 

program

 

prompts

 

you

 

for

 

information

 

required

 

by

 

the

 

operating

 

system

 

for

 

installation,

 

prepares

 

the

 

hard

 

disk,

 

prompts

 

you

 

to

 

insert

 

your

 

operating

 

system

 

installation

 

disc

 

(CD

 

or

 

DVD),

 

and

 

launches

 

an

 

unattended

 

installation

 

of

 

the

 

operating

 

system.

 

For

 

additional

 

information,

 

see

 

the

 

RS110

 

Installation

 

Guide

 

.

 

v

   

LSI

 

Logic

 

Configuration

 

Utility

 

program

 

Use

 

the

 

LSI

 

Logic

 

Configuration

 

Utility

 

program

 

to

 

configure

 

devices

 

that

 

are

 

attached

 

to

 

the

 

SAS/SATA

 

controller.

 

For

 

information

 

about

 

using

 

this

 

program,

 

see

 

“Using

 

the

 

LSI

 

Logic

 

Configuration

 

Utility

 

program”

 

on

 

page

 

44.

 

Important:

 

If

 

the

 

server

 

is

 

a

 

simple-swap

 

SATA

 

model

 

that

 

contains

 

a

 

SATA

 

RAID

 

back

 

plate,

 

you

 

can

 

use

 

the

 

LSI

 

Logic

 

Configuration

 

Utility

 

program

 

to

 

configure

 

the

 

simple-swap

 

SATA

 

hard

 

disk

 

drives.

 

The

 

following

 

table

 

lists

 

the

 

different

 

server

 

configurations

 

and

 

the

 

applications

 

that

 

are

 

available

 

for

 

configuring

 

and

 

managing

 

RAID

 

arrays.

 

 

Table

 

4.

 

Configuration

 

and

 

management

 

applications

 

for

 

RAID

 

arrays

 

Server

 

configuration

 

RAID

 

array

 

configuration

 

(before

 

operating

 

system

 

is

 

installed)

 

Integrated

 

SATA

 

and

 

no

 

SAS

 

controller

 

card

 

installed

 

None

 

SAS/SATA

 

controller

 

card

 

(LSI

 

1064)

 

installed

 

LSI

 

Logic

 

Configuration

 

Utility

 

(Ctrl+C

 

during

 

server

 

startup)

 

ServeRAID-MR10i

 

adapter

 

installed

 

(2.5-inch

 

drive

 

models

 

only)

 

BIOS

 

Configuration/Setup

 

Utility

 

program

 

(Ctrl+A

 

during

 

server

 

startup)

  

v

   

Baseboard

 

management

 

controller

 

utility

 

programs

 

Use

 

these

 

programs

 

to

 

configure

 

the

 

baseboard

 

management

 

controller,

 

to

 

update

 

the

 

firmware

 

and

 

sensor

 

data

 

record/field

 

replaceable

 

unit

 

(SDR/FRU)

 

data,

 

and

 

to

 

remotely

 

manage

 

a

 

network.

 

For

 

information

 

about

 

using

 

these

 

programs,

 

see

 

“Using

 

the

 

baseboard

 

management

 

controller”

 

on

 

page

 

45.

 

v

   

Ethernet

 

controller

 

configuration

 

For

 

information

 

about

 

configuring

 

the

 

Ethernet

 

controllers,

 

see

 

“Configuring

 

the

 

Gigabit

 

Ethernet

 

controllers”

 

on

 

page

 

46.

 

©

 

Lenovo

 

2008,

 

2009.

 

Portions

 

©

 

IBM

 

Corp.

 

2007,

 

2008.

 

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