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update the POST, the UEFI, and the Setup Utility program by starting your server
with a flash update disc or running a special update program from your operating
Lenovo might make changes and enhancements to the POST and UEFI. When
updates are released, they are available as downloadable files on the Lenovo Web
site at http://www.lenovo.com. Instructions for using the POST/UEFI updates are
available in a TXT file that is included with the update files. For most models, you
can download either an update program to create a system-program-update (flash)
disc or an update program that can be run from the operating system.
You can download a self-starting bootable CD/DVD image (known as an
ISO image) of the diagnostics program to support servers without a diskette drive.
Updating (flashing) the UEFI from a disc
This section provides instructions on how to update (flash) the UEFI from a disc.
The System UEFI program updates are available at:
To update (flash) the UEFI from a disc, do the following:
Turn off your server.
Repeatedly press and release the F12 key when turning on the server. When the
Please select boot device window displays, release the F12 key.
Select the optical drive of your choice as the first boot device.
Insert the disc into the optical drive and press Enter. The update begins.
When prompted to change the serial number, press N.
If you want to change the serial number, press Y when prompted. Type
in the serial number and then press Enter.
When prompted to change the machine type/model, press N.
If you want to change the machine type/model, press Y when prompted.
Type in the machine type/model and then press Enter.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the update. After the update
is completed, remove the disc from the optical drive.
Updating (flashing) the UEFI from your operating system
Because Lenovo makes constant improvements to the Web site, the Web
page contents are subject to change without notice, including the contents
referenced in the following procedure.
To update (flash) the UEFI from your operating system, do the following:
Do the following to locate the downloadable files for your machine type:
In the Enter a product number field, type your machine type and click Go.
Click Downloads and drivers.
Select the appropriate UEFI file for your server.
Click the TXT file that contains the instructions for updating (flashing) the
UEFI from your operating system.
Chapter 6. Configuring the server