Install the system board assembly

Use this information to install the system board assembly.

Attention: Removing and installing this component requires trained technicians. Do no attempt to remove or install it without proper training.
Before you install a system board, complete the following steps:
  1. Read the following sections to ensure that you work safely.
  2. Touch the static-protective package that contains the component to any unpainted metal surface on the server; then, remove it from the package and place it on a static-protective surface.

  3. If an insulating pull tab is under the CMOS battery on the replacement system board, remove it.

    Figure 1. Insulating pull tab removal
    Insulating pull tab removal

To install the system board, complete the following steps:

Watch the procedure. A video of the process is available:
  1. Insert the system board into the chassis with an angle as shown.
    Figure 2. System board installation
    System board installation
  2. Push the system board into the server and seat the system board onto the guide pins.
    Figure 3. System board installation
    System board installation
  3. Install the eight screws to secure the system board.
    Figure 4. System board installation
    System board installation
  4. Insert the LOM package into the server at an angle as shown; then, seat the LOM package onto the guide pins.
    Note: Wireless enabled LOM package and 10G SFP+ LOM package are installed with the same method.
    Figure 5. LOM package installation
    System board installation
  5. Install the six screws to secure the LOM package.
    Figure 6. LOM package installation
    LOM package installation
  6. Align the front operator panel with the chassis and insert the panel onto the front of the server.
    Figure 7. Front operator panel installation
    Front operator panel installation
  7. Install the two screws that secure VGA connector, and install the three screws on the sides of the server.
    Figure 8. Screws installation
    Screws installation
  8. Install the two screws on the bottom of the server.
    Figure 9. Screws installation
    Screws installation
  9. Peel away the XClarity Controller network access label on the processor heat sink and attach it to the network access tag on the front of the server.
    Figure 10. Location of the network access tag
    Location of the network access tag
  10. Install the following components:

After you install the system board, complete the following steps:

  1. Install the top cover onto the server (see Install the top cover).

  2. Install the node if needed (see Install a compute node).

  3. Reconnect power cords and all external cables.

  4. Reconfigure the server and reset the system date and time.

  5. Update the machine type and serial number with new vital product data (VPD). Use the Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager to update the machine type and serial number. See Update the machine type and serial number.

  6. Update the Device key.

  7. For ThinkSystem SE350 with Security Pack, re-activate the system. See Activate the system.

  8. Enable TPM. See Enable TPM.

  9. Optionally, enable Secure Boot. See Enable UEFI Secure Boot.