Optional-device problems

Use this information to solve problems related to optional devices.

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 PCIe 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 PCIe card you removed.

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

A Lenovo optional device that was just installed does not work.

  1. Make sure that:
    • The device is supported for the solution (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.

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

  4. Reseat the failing device.

  5. Replace the failing device.