Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6 Update 1 - IBM System x3100 M4 (Type 2582)



Installation instructions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6 Update 1 for IBM System x3100 M4 (Type 2582)

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 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6 Update 1
5.0 Notices

Revision level: 1.00

Updated: 13 Sep 2011

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Supported servers: IBM® System x3100 M4 (Type 2582)

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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 System x3100 M4 (Type 2582) Installation Guide and User's Guide at the IBM Support Portal.

4.0 Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6 Update 1

To configure your RSA2, complete the following steps:

  • Turn on the server.
  • When the prompt Press F1 for Setup is displayed, press F1.
  • Select Load Default Settings.
  • Select Advanced Setup; then, select RSA II Settings.
  • Scroll down to OS USB Selection and then press the Right Arrow or Left Arrow key until Linux OS is displayed.
  • Scroll down and select Save Values and Reboot RSA II.
  • Press Enter to save the values to and restart the Remote Supervisor Adapter II.
  • Exit to the main Setup menu.
  • Select Save Settings.
  • Exit Setup and restart the server.

To install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6 Update 1, complete the following steps:

  1. Complete one of the following procedures:
    • If the server has a CD/DVD drive, insert the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6 Update 1 CD/DVD 1 into the CD/DVD drive and restart the server.
    • if the server does not have a CD/DVD drive, perform the installation from a PXE server that contains an image of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6 Update 1.
  2. Follow the detailed instructions in the Red Hat Linux Installation Guide to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6 Update 1.
  3. If you want to configure a software iSCSI target for installation, in the Disk Partitioning window, select Advanced storage configuration to set up the partitions, and select the Review and modify partitioning layout check box.

Before you install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 6 Update 1 operating system on a server with ServeRAID C100 for System x, you must obtained all required drivers from the IBM Fix Central : http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/ Make sure you read the instructions within README file in driver download page before you install the OS.

Note: Red Hat might require some updates for proper technology support beyond the base installation. To obtain the best security and performance from the server, apply all current software upgrades and security patches. See the Red Hat Network Reference Guide for information about how to do this.

5.0 Notices

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