Installation guidelines

Use these guidelines before you install the CMM.

  • Before you begin, read Safety and Handling static-sensitive devices. This information will help you work safely.
  • When you install a CMM, take the opportunity to download and apply the most recent firmware updates. This step will help to ensure that any known issues are addressed and that your CMM is ready to function at maximum levels of performance.

    To download firmware updates for your CMM, go to Lenovo Flex System x240 M5 drivers and softwares to display the matrix of downloadable files for the CMM.

    • You can update CMM firmware using the CMM web interface on the Firmware page (select Firmware from the Mgt Module Management menu). All fields and options are fully described in the CMM web interface online help.
    • You can update CMM firmware using the CMM CLI update command (see update command for information about command use).
    • You can also update CMM firmware through SNMP.
  • Observe good housekeeping in the area where you are working. Place removed covers and other parts in a safe place.
  • Back up all important data before you make changes.
  • You do not have to shut down the Flex System Enterprise Chassis before you remove a CMM.
  • The orange color on components and labels in your Flex System Enterprise Chassis identifies hot-swap components. You can install or remove hot-swap modules and, with some restrictions, hot-swap compute nodes while the Flex System Enterprise Chassis is running. For details about installing or removing a CMM, see the detailed information in this section.
  • Blue on a component indicates touch points, where you can grip the component to remove it or install it, open or close a latch, and so on.
  • For a list of supported optional devices for your Flex System Enterprise Chassis, see Lenovo ServerProven compatibility.