Installing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 - IBM System x3200 M2



Contents

Installation Instructions for Microsoft®Windows®Server 2008 R2 for IBM®System x3200 M2 Types  4367 and 4368

1.0 What you will need

2.0 Where to download device drivers

3.0 Installation instructions for Windows Server 2008 R2

4.0 Post-installation instructions: Updating device drivers

5.0 Notices

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Installation Instructions for Microsoft®Windows®Server 2008 R2 for IBM®System x3200 M2 Types  4367 and 4368

Revision level: 1.00

Updated: 30 August 2009

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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 x3200 M2 Types  4367 and 4368

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 or to denote the use of a mouse to choose an option from a drop down 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:

For more information, see the documentation that comes with your IBM System x.

2.0 Where to download device drivers and files

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

3.0 Installation instructions for Windows Server 2008 R2

To install Windows Server 2008 R2 complete the following steps:

  1. Insert the Windows Server 2008 R2 DVD into the DVD drive.
  2. Turn on the System x server.
  3. When you are prompted with the message "Press any key to boot from cd or dvd", press any key to start the server from the Windows Server 2008 R2 Setup DVD. The files are copied from the setup DVD. This process takes a few minutes.
  4. In the Windows Server 2008 R2 window, make the following selections:
    • From the Language to install list, select English (or other language preference).
    • From the Time and currency format list, select English (United States) (or other time & currency preference).
    • From the Keyboard or input method list, select US (or other preference).
  5. Click Next.
  6. Click Install Now.
  7. Select the version of Windows Server 2008 R2 you would like to install.
  8. Click Next
  9. Scroll down and read the license agreement.  
  10. Select I accept the license terms and click Next.
  11. Select Custom (advanced).
  12. When Windows Server 2008 R2 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 R2:
    • 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 R2, 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 R2, and click Drive options; then, click New. You are prompted to indicate how much available space to allocate from the non-partitioned drive. Type the amount of space (in MB), and click Apply; then, click Next.
    • Delete a partition:  Use this option to delete a previous partition prior to creating a partition using either method above.
  13. Setup formats the selected partition and copies the applicable files to the drive partition. This process takes several minutes. When the installation is complete, the server restarts automatically. 
  14. After Windows Server 2008 R2 restarts, you are prompted to change the administrator password before you can log on.  After you log on as the administrator, a configuration wizard window starts. Use the wizard for naming and basic networking setup.
  15. Use the Microsoft Server 2008 R2 Roles and Features functions to set up the server for your specific needs.
  16. Use the product key supplied with Windows Server 2008 R2 to activate your installation.  

4.0 Post-installation instructions: Updating device drivers

To make sure that the latest device drivers and firmware for the System x server are installed, follow the instructions in the README (.txt) file that is included with the device driver.

4.1 System x Website

To download the device driver and firmware packages and the installation instructions for your IBM System x3200 M2 server, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to Software and device drivers
  2. Click System x3200 M2 and bookmark this site to check for periodic updates of device drivers and firmware files, such as BIOS, IMM, or Ethernet device firmware.

5.0 Notices

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