Introduction

The ThinkSystem D2 Enclosure, Modular Enclosure, Modular enclosure for 6U configuration and ThinkSystem SD530 Compute Node is a 2U solution designed for high-volume network transaction processing. This solution includes a single enclosure that can contain up to four SD530 compute nodes, which are designed to deliver a dense, scalable platform for distributed enterprise and hyperconverged solutions.

Figure 1. D2 Enclosure 7X20 and Modular Enclosure 7X22
2U solution

Initial setup

To install the server, perform the following steps after unpacking the server:

The solution setup procedure varies depending on the configuration of the solution when it was delivered. In some cases, the solution is fully configured and you just need to connect the solution to the network and an ac power source, and then you can power on the solution. In other cases, the solution needs to have hardware options installed, requires hardware and firmware configuration, and requires an operating system to be installed.

The following steps describe the general procedure for setting up a solution:
  1. Unpack the solution package. See Solution package contents.

  2. Set up the solution hardware.

    1. Install any required hardware or solution options. See the related topics in Install solution hardware options.

    2. If necessary, install the solution into a standard rack cabinet by using the rail kit shipped with the solution. See the Rack Installation Instructions that comes with optional rail kit.

    3. Connect the Ethernet cables and power cords to the solution. See Rear view to locate the connectors. See Cable the solution for cabling best practices.

    4. Power on the solution. See Power on the compute node.
      Note:

      You can access the management processor interface to configure the system without powering on the solution. Whenever the solution is connected to power, the management processor interface is available. For details about accessing the management node processor, see:

      XClarity Controller web interface

    5. Validate that the solution hardware was set up successfully. See Validate solution setup.

  3. Configure the system.

    1. Connect the Lenovo XClarity Controller to the management network. See Set the network connection for the Lenovo XClarity Controller.

    2. Update the firmware for the solution, if necessary. See Update the firmware.

    3. Configure the firmware for the solution. See Configure the firmware.

      The following information is available for RAID configuration:
    4. Install the operating system. See Install the operating system.

    5. Back up the solution configuration. See Back up the solution configuration.

    6. Install the applications and programs for which the solution is intended to be used.