Installing the operating system without using ServerGuide

Use these instructions to install the operating system on the blade server without using 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 website.
Note: Changes are made periodically to the IBM website. The actual procedure might vary slightly from what is described in this document.
  1. Go to the
  2. Under Support type, select BladeCenter.
  3. Under Popular links, select Operating system installation.
  4. Under Choose the system you want instructions for, click BladeCenter HX5.
  5. From the Installation list, select your operating system to display the available installation documents.