Using the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD

Use this information as an overview for using the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD.

The ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD provides software setup tools and installation tools that are designed for your server. The ServerGuide program detects the server model and optional hardware devices that are installed and uses that information during setup to configure the hardware. The ServerGuide simplifies the operating-system installations by providing updated device drivers and, in some cases, installing them automatically.
Note: When using the ServerGuide to deploy Windows 2008 series, the ServerGuide may run into a blue screen on your system with or without ServeRAID C100 enabled. To avoid this problem, complete the following steps:
  1. Set UEFI settings.
  2. View "Device and I/O Ports" setting.
  3. If the ServeRAID C100 is enabled, change the "onboard SATA ports as" into RAID or IDE.
  4. If the ServeRAID C100 is not enabled, change the "onboard SATA ports as" into IDE.
  5. After saving the settings, the system will return to normal when rebooting from the ServerGuide.

You can download a free image of the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD from the Lenovo ServerGuide website.

In addition to the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD, you must have your operating-system CD to install the operating system.