Installing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition - IBM System x3455 (Type 7984)



Contents

Installation instructions for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition for IBM System x3455 Type 7984

1.0 What you will need

2.0 Where to download device drivers and files

3.0 Manual installation instructions for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Edition

4.0 Notices

Installation instructions for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition for IBM System x3455 Type 7984

Revision level: 1.00

Updated: 17 April 2008

© Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 2008. All rights reserved. US Government Users Restricted Rights - Use, duplication, or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.

Note:
Before using this information and the product it supports, read the general information in Section 5.0 Notices in this document.

Supported systems: IBM® System x3455 Type 7984

Follow the network operating system (NOS) installation instructions provided in this document in sequential order unless these instructions advise you otherwise. Windows and messages might differ from those in this document. Throughout this document, the term select is used to denote the use of arrow keys, the tab key, or Alt + a letter combination to make a selection from a menu. The term click is used to denote the use of a mouse to make a selection.

1.0 What you will need

You must have the following software and hardware for the installation:

  • A licensed copy of Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 Edition.
  • An external DVD reader device may be required to create the DVD.
  • A Broadcom HT1000 SATA driver.
  • Supported hard disk drives. Go to http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/ for the ServerProven® list of supported options and part numbers for the server.

2.0 Where to download device drivers and files

You can download device drivers and files from the following sites:

3.0 Manual installation instructions for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Edition

To install Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition, complete the following steps:

  1. Connect the server to a network as required.
  2. Depending on your server, you might need to attach an external DVD reader device.
  3. Turn on the server and insert the Windows Server 2008 Setup DVD into the DVD drive.
  4. When you are prompted with the message press any key to boot from cd or dvd, press any key. Windows Server 2008 Setup copies the files from the Setup DVD. Windows load the files (this process takes several minutes).
  5. In the Windows Server 2008 window, select the following:
    1. For Language to install, select English.
    2. For Time and currency format, select English (United States).
    3. For Keyboard or input method, select US.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Click Install Now.
  8. Type your product key.
    1. Check the Automatically activate Windows when I'm online check box and click Next..
    2. Scroll down and read the license agreement.
    3. Click I accept the license terms and click Next.
  9. Select Custom (advanced).
  10. When you see the "Where do you want to install Windows?" screen without any hard drives in the box, do the following:
    1. Click Load Driver.
    2. Insert a Broadcom HT1000 SATA driver onto a floppy drive.
    3. Click Browse.
    4. Select the floppy Disk Drive (A:).
    5. Click Ok, then click Next.
  11. When Windows Server 2008 Setup displays all hard disk storage that is available on the server, select one of the following options to choose or create a drive partition in which to install Windows Server 2008:
    • Allow Setup to create a partition: To partition the entire hard disk as one primary partition, highlight Disk0 unallocated space for the hard disk drive on which you want to install Windows Server 2008 and click Next.
    • Create a partition: To create a partition, highlight Disk0 unallocated space for the hard disk drive on which you want to install Windows Server 2008, click Drive options (advanced); then, click New. You are prompted to indicate how much available space to allocate from the nonpartitioned drive. Type the amount of space (in MB), click Apply; then, click Next.
    • Delete a partition.
  12. Setup formats the selected partition and copies the applicable files to the drive partition. This process takes several minutes.

    When Windows Server 2008 Setup has completed installation, the server automatically restarts.

  13. After Windows Server 2008 restarts, you will be prompted to change the administrator password before you can log on.
  14. After you are logged on as the Administrator, a configuration wizard window is displayed. Use the wizard for naming and basic networking setup.
  15. Next, use the Microsoft Server 2008 Roles and Features functions to set up the server to your specific needs.

4.0 Notices

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION PROVIDES THIS PUBLICATION "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some jurisdictions do not allow disclaimer of express or implied warranties in certain transactions, therefore, this statement may not apply to you.

This information could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information herein; these changes will be incorporated in new editions of the publication. IBM may make improvements and/or changes in the product(s) and/or the program(s) described in this publication at any time without notice.

IBM, xSeries, System x, e-business logo, ServerProven, ServeRAID, and OS/2 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Intel, MMX, and Pentium are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Applicable countries and regions

 


Document id:  MIGR-5075304
Last modified:  2009-06-10
Copyright © 2014 IBM Corporation