Installing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 DataCenter Edition 32 - IBM System x3650 M3



Contents

Installation Instructions for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 DataCenter Edition 32 for IBM System x3650 M3 Types 7945 and 4255

1.0 What you will need

2.0 Where to download device drivers

3.0 Installation instructions for Windows Server 2008 DataCenter Edition 32

4.0 Post-installation instructions: Updating device drivers

5.0 Notices

Installation Instructions for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 DataCenter Edition 32 for IBM System x3650 M3 Types 7945 and 4255

Revision level: 1.01

Updated: 22 Feb 2010

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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 x3650 M3 Types 7945 and 4255

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:

  • A licensed copy of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 DataCenter Edition 32.
  • 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 IBM System x.
  • A device driver for the SAS controller. Download this device driver before you install Windows Server 2008 DataCenter Edition 32

For more information, see the documentation that comes with your system.

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 DataCenter Edition 32

To install Windows Server 2008 DataCenter Edition, you must first create a ServeRAID SAS Adapter device driver diskette.

3.1 Creating a ServeRAID SAS Adapter driver diskette

To create the ServeRAID SAS Adapter device driver diskette, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to Software and device drivers
  2. Click System x3650 M3
  3. Select your machine type from the Type drop down menu.
  4. Select "Windows Server 2008" from the Operating system drop down menu.
  5. Select "Serial attached SCSI (SAS)" from the Refine Results drop down menu and click Go.
  6. Locate and download the device driver for the ServeRAID SAS Adapter.
  7. Locate and download the README (.txt) file for the ServeRAID SAS Adapter.
  8. Follow the instructions in the README (.txt) file to create a device driver diskette.

3.2 Installation instructions for Windows Server 2008 DataCenter Edition 32

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

  1. Insert the Windows Server 2008 DataCenter Edition DVD into the DVD drive.
  2. Turn on the 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 Setup DVD. The files are copied from the setup DVD. This process takes a few minutes.
  4. In the Windows Server 2008 window, make the following selections:
    • From the Language to install list, select English.
    • From the Time and currency format list, select English (United States).
    • From the Keyboard or input method list, select US.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Click Install Now.
  7. Type in your product key.
    • Select the Automatically activate Windows when I'm online check box and click Next.
    • Scroll down and read the license agreement.
    • Select I accept the license terms and click Next.
  8. Select Custom (advanced).
  9. Click Load Driver
  10. Browse location for your SAS driver
  11. Click Next
  12. 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, 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 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 Roles and Features functions to set up the server for your specific needs.

4.0 Post-installation instructions: Updating device drivers

To make sure that the latest device drivers and firmware for the 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 server, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to Software and device drivers
  2. Click System x3650 M3 and bookmark this site to check for periodic updates of device drivers and firmware files, such as uEFI, IMM, or Ethernet device firmware.

4.2 Installing the Intel Chipset device driver

To install the Intel Chipset device driver for the system board, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to Software and device drivers
  2. Click System x3650 M3
  3. Select your machine type from the Type drop down menu.
  4. Select "Windows Server 2008" from the Operating system drop down menu.
  5. Select "Chipset" from the Refine Results drop down menu and click Go.
  6. Locate and download the device driver for the Intel Chipset.
  7. Locate and download the README (.txt) file for the Intel Chipset.
  8. Follow the instructions in the README (.txt) file to install the Intel Chipset driver.

4.3 Installing the Broadcom Ethernet device drivers

To install the Broadcom Ethernet device driver, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to Software and device drivers
  2. Click System x3650 M3
  3. Select your machine type from the Type drop down menu.
  4. Select "Windows Server 2008" from the Operating system drop down menu.
  5. Select "Networking" from the Refine Results drop down menu and click Go.
  6. Locate and download the device driver for the Broadcom Ethernet device.
  7. Locate and download the README (.txt) file for the Broadcom Ethernet device.
  8. Follow the instructions in the README (.txt) file to install the Broadcom Ethernet device.

4.4 Installing the RNDIS/CDC USB network device driver & the Integrated Management Module (IMM) firmware

To install the RnDis\CDC USB network device driver & the Integrated Management Module (IMM) firmware, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to Software and device drivers
  2. Click System x3650 M3
  3. Select your machine type from the Type drop down menu.
  4. Select "Windows Server 2008" from the Operating system drop down menu.
  5. Select "Integrated Management Module (IMM)" from the Refine Results drop down menu and click Go.
  6. Locate and download the firmware update utility for the Integrated Management Module (IMM).
  7. Locate and download the README (.txt) file for the Integrated Management Module (IMM).
  8. Follow the instructions in the README (.txt) file to install the Integrated Management Module (IMM).

Note: The RnDis\CDC USB network device driver automatically installs prior to the IMM firmware and clears the unknown device message as part of this total installation.

4.5 Installing the Matrox Video device driver

To install the Matrox Video device driver, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to Software and device drivers
  2. Click System x3650 M3
  3. Select your machine type from the Type drop down menu.
  4. Select "Windows Server 2008" from the Operating system drop down menu.
  5. Select "Video" from the Refine Results drop down menu and click Go.
  6. Locate and download the device driver for the Matrox Video device.
  7. Locate and download the README (.txt) file for the Matrox Video device.
  8. Follow the instructions in the README (.txt) file to install the Matrox Video device.

5.0 Notices

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