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System x3650 M4 - Type 7915 don't start after add network card

2018-08-21, 12:46 PM

Hello there,

I have an "old" Lenovo System x3650 M4 - Type 7915 wich I'd like to recycle.

I have installed a dual 10G copper ethernet adapter (Lenovo CA Intel X540) in the PCI express 3 ports bracket related to CPU1.

After this operation, the server don't boot, it get stuck at "Connecting boot devices and adapters" and loops infinitely.

 

No error occured in the IMM2 interface, no error LED on the PCIe bracket.

 

What should I verify to make it work ?

 

Thanks

 

Nicolas

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Re: System x3650 M4 - Type 7915 don't start after add network card

2018-08-22, 7:55 AM

Hello,

I've updated all firmwares and drivers of the server using IBM UpdateXpress System Pack Installer (running under Windows).

After a reboot to apply changes, the boot of the server is OK and the NIC is weel recognized in Windows.

 

Thanks very much to have took time to help me

Nicolas

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Re: System x3650 M4 - Type 7915 don't start after add network card

2018-08-21, 15:00 PM

Does it start working again when you remove the NIC? How are you connecting to the server? Remotely or Manually?

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Re: System x3650 M4 - Type 7915 don't start after add network card

2018-08-21, 16:51 PM

Hello,

Yes, the server boots back when I remove the NIC.

I have plugged a screen directly on the server and I access to the MMI throught the network.

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Nicolas

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Re: System x3650 M4 - Type 7915 don't start after add network card

2018-08-21, 17:05 PM

Can you please provide the FRU and Part# of the adapter?

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Re: System x3650 M4 - Type 7915 don't start after add network card

2018-08-21, 18:41 PM

FRU PN : 49Y7972   EC : N34030

PN SN : 00JY856     Y050KK72V0DG

 

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Re: System x3650 M4 - Type 7915 don't start after add network card

2018-08-21, 20:35 PM

Thank you, I was able to verify that this adapter does seem to appear on the compatability list for the x3650 M4.

 

Please see the following links. 

 

https://static.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/xseries/7915CE5CxxxxV2.shtml

 

https://www.ibm.com/support/home/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5090155

 

Can you please list what slot you are plugging this into? The adapter should be placed into PCI slot 1, 2, 4, or 5.

 

Have you attempted to use any other slots?  If not please try this and let us know if that improves the situation. 

 

If that does not work, please list what other adapters you may have plugged into this machine and your current power supply configuration. 

 

Lastly, to verify that this is a known good and working adapter have you tried this adaper in any other of your servers? 

 

 

 

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Re: System x3650 M4 - Type 7915 don't start after add network card

2018-08-22, 7:55 AM

Hello,

I've updated all firmwares and drivers of the server using IBM UpdateXpress System Pack Installer (running under Windows).

After a reboot to apply changes, the boot of the server is OK and the NIC is weel recognized in Windows.

 

Thanks very much to have took time to help me

Nicolas

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Re: System x3650 M4 - Type 7915 don't start after add network card

2018-08-22, 8:14 AM

 

Please make sure and update to the latest uEFI, IMM and  Firmware and driver of  Intel X540-T2 Dual Port 10GBaseT Adapter on your x3650 M4 system

from IBM Fixcentral support site.

https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/systemx/selectFixes?parent=System%20x3650%20M4&product=ibm/systemx/7915&&platform=All&function=all#IMM2

 

UEFI Version 2.70 - BuildID: VVE160CUS

IMM2 Version 6.80, Build ID: 1aoo84c

Intel X540-T2: v22.7 software release for Lenovo Intel-based Ethernet products

 

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