Typical operating-system installation

Use this information for a typical ServerGuide operating-system installation.

Note: Features and functions can vary slightly with different versions of the ServerGuide program.
The ServerGuide program can reduce the time it takes to install an operating system. It provides the device drivers that are required for the hardware and for the operating system that you are installing. This section describes a typical ServerGuide operating-system installation.
  1. After you have completed the setup process, the operating-system installation program starts. (You will need the operating-system CD to complete the installation.)
  2. The ServerGuide program stores information about the blade server model, service processor, hard disk drive controllers, and network adapters. Then, the program checks the CD for newer device drivers. This information is stored and then passed to the operating-system installation program.
  3. The ServerGuide program presents operating-system partition options that are based on the operating-system selection and the installed hard disk drives.
  4. The ServerGuide program prompts you to insert the operating-system CD and restart the server. At this point, the installation program for the operating system takes control to complete the installation. The BladeCenter® CD drive must be associated with the blade server before you perform this step.