Deploy and configure XClarity Administrator

To prepare for a new deployment of XClarity Administrator, the appropriate files need to be downloaded from the ThinkAgile SXM Updates Repository. You should have already downloaded the “LXCA_<date>.zip” archive file per the instructions in Preparing to update ThinkAgile SXM firmware, but will also need to download the LXCA full VHD image file from the Updates Repository. Look for a file name in the format “lnvgy_sw_lxca_<version>_winsrvr_x86-64.vhd” in the current Best Recipe directory on the site.

Once all files have been downloaded, follow these steps:

  1. Expand the “LXCA_<date>.zip” archive onto the thumb drive.
  2. Copy the VHD file and the expanded content (not the directory itself) of the archive to D:\LXCA on the hardware lifecycle host (HLH). Replace any files or directories with the same names that are already in the directory.
  3. Copy the XClarity Administrator VHD file from D:\Lenovo\LXCA to C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Hyper-V\Virtual hard disks on the HLH. This is the default location for Hyper-V virtual hard disk files. Make sure to copy, not move, the file so the original can serve as a backup in case you must reinstall XClarity Administrator in the future.
  4. Open Hyper-V Manager, select Lenovo-HLH in the left navigation pane, then select the LXCA virtual machine in the center pane.
  5. In the Actions pane on the right, click Settings....
  6. In the left pane of the Settings for LXCA on Lenovo-HLH window, select Hard Drive <file> under IDE Controller 0.
  7. In the main Hard Drive pane on the right, ensure that Virtual hard disk: is selected in the Media area, and then click Browse.... This opens to the default Hyper-V virtual hard disks directory, as specified in step 6.
  8. Click to select the XClarity Administrator VHD file you copied to this directory in step 6, and then click Open.
  9. Click OK to commit this change and dismiss the Settings for LXCA on Lenovo-HLH window. Leave Hyper-V Manager open for now.