Replacing server parts

ThinkAgile SXM solutions require specific server configuration. Use the following tips to help ensure successful part replacement.

Requirement for product-specific server motherboard

In order to meet functional requirements, ThinkAgile SXM solutions require a specific motherboard Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) for the scale unit nodes and the HLH system. When attempting to service the scale unit nodes, make sure that your Support Engineer is aware of the following:

See the ThinkAgile SXM support page for more information, at the following address:

https://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/

Server hot-swap fans

The ThinkAgile SXM racks do not have cable management arms. To replace a hot-swap fan on the HLH or scale unit node, the server must be powered off and pulled out of the rack. Always make sure to Drain a scale unit node using the Azure Stack Hub Administrator Portal before powering it off for any reason.

RAID adapter for boot volume

The RAID adapter (either the M1215 SAS RAID Controller for SXM4200/SXM6200 models or the ThinkSystem M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit for SXM4400/SXM6400 models) supports only the OS boot volume and not the storage devices that make up the solution storage pool.

  1. Use Lenovo XClarity Administrator to update the adapter firmware to the same Best Recipe level that is currently in use for the solution. See Firmware maintenance and Best Recipe.

  2. Restore the RAID configuration to the drives.

Mellanox network adapter

  1. Reconnect the cables according to the point-to-point diagrams and tables found in the appropriate topic:

  2. Use Lenovo XClarity Administrator to update the adapter firmware to the same Best Recipe level that is currently in use for the solution. See Firmware maintenance and Best Recipe.

Memory

No solution-specific configuration is required after replacement.

CPU

No solution-specific configuration is required after replacement.