Installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 - IBM BladeCenter HS22 (7870, 1936)



Installation instructions for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for IBM BladeCenter HS22 (Type 7870, 1936)

Table of contents

1.0 What you will need
2.0 Where to download device drivers and files
3.0 Preparing the hardware
4.0 Installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
5.0 Notices

Revision level: 1.00

Updated: 16 Jun 2009

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

Supported servers: IBM® BladeCenter HS22 (Type 7870, 1936)

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1.0 What you will need

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

2.0 Where to download device drivers and files

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

You can download product specifications from the following site:

3.0 Preparing the hardware

To prepare the hardware, update system firmware, and configure arrays, see the IBM BladeCenter HS22 (Type 7870) Installation Guide at the IBM support Web site.

4.0 Installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

The procedure for installing SUSE Linux® Enterprise Server 11 (SLES11) to an iSCSI device is not significantly different from the procedure for installing SLES10. If you are configuring a software iSCSI target for installation of SLES11,follow the detailed instructions in the iSCSI Configuration Manager document and the iSCSI BladeBoot SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Setup Guide.

To install SLES11, complete the following steps:

  1. Complete one of the following procedures:
    • If the server has a CD/DVD drive, insert the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 DVD into the CD/DVD drive and restart the server.
    • If the server does not have a CD/DVD drive, perform the installation from a network installation server that contains an image of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11. For details, see the "Remote Installation" section in the SLES 11 Deployment Guide.
  2. Select Installation and press Enter to load the kernel.
  3. Follow the detailed instructions in the SLES 11 Deployment Guide to install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.
  4. After installation, the mga device driver is used for the graphical X environment and displays some unwanted visual artifacts under certain conditions. To avoid this problem, edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change
     Driver "mga" 
    to
     Driver "vesa" 
    Then, restart the graphical X environment.

For advanced installation topics, such as how to configure a network installation server, an unattended installation, or a system for a XEN environment, see the documentation that comes with the operating system or see the SUSE Linux online documentation.

5.0 Notices

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Last modified:  2009-06-18
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