Installing the operating system without using ServerGuide

Use these instructions to install the operating system on the blade server without using a ServerGuide.

If you have already configured the blade server hardware and you are not using the ServerGuide program to install the operating system, complete the following steps to download the latest operating-system installation instructions from the IBM® Web site.
Note: Changes are made periodically to the IBM Web site. The actual procedure might vary slightly from what is described in this document.
  1. Go to
  2. Under Product support, click BladeCenter®.
  3. From the menu on the left side of the page, click BladeCenter support search.
  4. From the Task menu, select Install.
  5. From the Product family list, select BladeCenter HS12.
  6. From the Operating system list, select your operating system and click Search to display the available installation documents.