Critical update!!! IBM x3850 m2 server mr10k Raid Card firmware update process and files

You should do this before installing any OS or ESXi server. Critical update!!! IBM x3850 m2 server mr10k Raid Card firmware update process and files IBM ServeRAID MR10k SAS Controller Firmware Update Adapters Supported: IBM ServeRAID MR10k SAS Controller (43W4280) Version 11.0.1-0042 – Critical ——————- Enhancements: – Adjust various battery parameters and alerts to improve product – Reword the battery ‘Prefail‚ and ‘Fail‚ Alerts and all places it is documented – Add visibility of ‘battery nearing end of usable life‚ condition to CLI and MSM – Adjust parameters used to calculate battery capacity amount Read More …

Using Server Guide to Install a Windows Server OS on the IBM x3850 m2

So you would think that you could just insert the Windows Server disk and click next > next > next > until the OS is installed… right? WRONG! There are specialized components in the IBM x3850M2 which require drivers that Win2k3 Win2k8 and Win2k12 do not have built in….like the raid controller…. Attempting a normal install yields nasty error messages and ultimately a failed install. To make your life a little easier, IBM has created an installer companion disk called ServerGuide that you run first. This application starts you off Read More …

IBM System x3850 M2 Product Guide

IBM System x3850 M2 Product Guide Combining high-performance architecture with high-performance Xeon MP processors Product Guide March 2008 Architecture Overview CONTENTS Architecture Overview 1 Key Highlights 2 Key Features 2 Key Options 10 x3850/x3950 M2 Images 11 x3850/x3950 M2 Specs 12 The Bottom Line 15 For More Information 17 IBM System x3850 M2 / x3950 M2 Outstanding performance, superior mainframe-like reliability, and fault-tolerant memory characteristics IBM® has been designing and implementing chipsets under the X-ArchitectureTM name since 2001. eX4 technology represents the fourth generation of products based on the same Read More …