IBM ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD v8.43 - IBM BladeCenter and System x



ServerGuide is an IBM server installation assistant that simplifies the process of installing and configuring IBM System x, eServer xSeries and BladeCenter servers. ServerGuide goes beyond hardware configuration by assisting with the installation of your operating system, the latest system device drivers and other system components with minimal user intervention.

ServerGuide helps you reduce your total cost of ownership by simplifying server deployment and installation complexity. ServerGuide contains built-in intelligence to recognize the machine types of servers and other hardware. As a result, the installation and configuration choices are designed for your system. In today's market, new servers are announced frequently. You can set up your server with confidence because ServerGuide is continually enhanced to support new IBM systems. ServerGuide combines installation knowledge obtained from server development, server testing, business and alliance experience, and customer feedback.

License agreement


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Version:      8.43
Release Date:      2011-10-14

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ibm_utl_sguide_8.43_anyos_i386
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IBM ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD for 32-bit installations (ISO image)


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ibm_utl_sguide_8.43_anyos_x86-64
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IBM ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD for 64-bit installations (ISO image which supports both legacy and native uEFI installations)

Note: Burning the ISO image to a DVD is not supported. The ISO image must be burned to a CD to work correctly.

Why use ServerGuide?


ServerGuide accelerates and simplifies the installation of IBM servers in the following ways:
  • Assists with installing popular operating systems
    Provides updated device drivers based on the hardware detected.
  • Reduces reboots during hardwareconfiguration and native operating system installation
    With fewer reboots and your server up and running sooner, your IT personnel can complete other tasks, which reduces your total cost of ownership.
  • Provides consistency and confidence in server installation
    ServerGuide guides you through well-planned and well-designed user interface dialogues.
  • Provides access to additional firmware and drivers not applied at install time
    Access to additional firmware and drivers not applied at install time (adapter cards which may not be machine at install times and added later), as well as system drivers for other types of IBM servers.

ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit

Version 8.43 supports the following servers:

  • IBM BladeCenter HS20 (8843,1883)
  • IBM System x3100 (4348)
  • IBM System x3200 (4362,4363)
  • IBM System x3250 (4364,4365,4366)
  • IBM System x3350 (4192,4193

Supported 32-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems


Note: All operating systems may not be supported on all systems listed. See IBM ServerProven NOS support.
  • Microsoft Windows 2003/2003 R2 (Enterprise, Standard, Web and DataCenter UV)
  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2003/2003 R2 (Standard/Premium Edition)
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 (Enterprise, Standard, Web and DataCenter)

Supported 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems


Note:
All operating systems may not be supported on all systems listed. See IBM ServerProven NOS support.
  • Microsoft Windows 2003/2003 R2 (Enterprise, Standard, and DataCenter UV)
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 (Enterprise, Standard, DataCenter, Essential Business Server, Small Business Server and HPC Edition)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (Enterprise, Standard, Web, DataCenter, and HPC Edition)
  • Microsoft Windows Server SBS 2011 (Standard)

Supported languages

  • English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese

Applicable countries and regions

 


Document id:  MIGR-5088796
Last modified:  2011-11-10
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