Optional-device problems

Use this information to solve problems related to optional devices.

External USB device not recognized

Complete the following steps until the problem is resolved:
  1. Make sure that the proper drivers are installed on the compute node. See the product documentation for the USB device for information about device drivers.

  2. Use the Setup utility to make sure that the device is configured correctly. When you start a compute node and press F1, the Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager interface is displayed by default.

  3. If the USB device is plugged into a hub or the console breakout cable, unplug the device and plug it directly into the USB port on the front of the compute node.

I/O expansion adapter is not recognized or is not functioning

Complete the following steps until the problem is resolved:

  1. Check the event log and resolve any issues related to the device.

  2. Validate that the device is supported for the compute node (see Lenovo ServerProven website).

  3. Make sure that the adapter is installed in a correct slot (see Install an I/O expansion adapter for instructions).

  4. Make sure that the proper device drivers are installed for the device.

  5. Resolve any resource conflicts if running legacy mode (UEFI).

  6. Check Lenovo Data Center Support for any service bulletins

Insufficient PCIe resources are detected.

If you see an error message stating “Insufficient PCI Resources Detected,” complete the following steps until the problem is resolved:

  1. Remove one of the I/O expansion adapters.

  2. Restart the system and press F1 to display the Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager system setup interface.

  3. Click UEFI Setup > System Settings > Devices and I/O Ports > MM Config Base; then, modify the setting to the lower memory capacity. For example, modify 3 GB to 2 GB or modify 2 GB to 1 GB.

  4. Save the settings and restart the system.

  5. The action for this step will differ based on whether or not the reboot is successful.

    • If the reboot is successful, shutdown the solution and reinstall the I/O expansion adapter you removed.

    • If the reboot failed, repeat step 2 to step 5.

RAID adapter is not recognized or is not functioning

Complete the following steps until the problem is resolved:

  1. Check the event log and resolve any issues related to the device.

  2. Make sure the following components are installed correctly
  3. Make sure that the proper device drivers are installed for the device.

  4. Resolve any resource conflicts if running legacy mode (UEFI).

  5. Check Lenovo Data Center Support for any service bulletins

A Lenovo optional device that was just installed does not work

  1. Make sure that:
    • The device is supported for the compute node (see Lenovo ServerProven website).

    • You followed the installation instructions that came with the device and the device is installed correctly.

    • You have not loosened any other installed devices or cables.

    • You updated the configuration information in the Setup utility. Whenever memory or any other device is changed, you must update the configuration.

  2. Reseat the device that you just installed.

  3. Replace the device that you just installed.

A Lenovo optional device that worked previously does not work now.

  1. Make sure that all of the cable connections for the device are secure.

  2. If the device comes with test instructions, use those instructions to test the device.

  3. If the failing device is a SCSI device, make sure that:

    • The cables for all external SCSI devices are connected correctly.

    • The last device in each SCSI chain, or the end of the SCSI cable, is terminated correctly.

    • Any external SCSI device is turned on. You must turn on an external SCSI device before you turn on the compute node.

  4. Reseat the failing device.

  5. Replace the failing device.