Configuring compute nodes

After you use the Chassis Management Module to establish user accounts and to configure IP addresses for the CMM and the I/O modules, you can use the Flex System Manager management node to configure the compute nodes, if one is installed.

Note: If the chassis does not have a Flex System Manager management node installed, you must use the CMM to configure the compute nodes. See Configuring the chassis by using the CMM for more information.

Configuring a compute node involves installing the operating system and updating the firmware. See the documentation that comes with your compute node for configuration information. For more information about compute nodes, see the Flex System compute nodes information page.

To determine which compute nodes are compatible with the Flex System Enterprise Chassis, see the Lenovo ServerProven website.

For more information about using the Flex System Manager to configure compute nodes, see the Flex System Manager Installation and Service Guide.