Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)


IBM finally releases ServerGuide CD supporting Windows Server 2008

, posted: 9-Aug-2008 04:25

This week IBM have finally released an updated version of their ServerGuide CD which is used to automate system setup including the installation of operating systems on IBM System X servers. HP released their SmartStart software supporting Windows Server 2008 some months ago.

Download ServerGuide 8.1 here for 32-bit and 64-bit installations:
http://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/supportsite.wss/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5077389&brandind=5000008

Supported Servers include:
  • IBM BladeCenter LS20 (8850)
  • IBM BladeCenter LS21 (7971)
  • IBM BladeCenter LS41 (7972)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS12 (8014, 8028, 1916)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS20 (8843, 1883)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS21 (8853, 1885)
  • IBM BladeCenter HS21 XM (7995, 1915)
  • IBM BladeCenter S (8886)
  • IBM eServer xSeries 260 (8865)
  • IBM eServer xSeries 366 (8863)
  • IBM eServer xSeries 460 (8872)
  • IBM System x3100 (4348)
  • IBM System x3105 (4347)
  • IBM System x3200 (4362, 4363)
  • IBM System x3200 M2 (4367, 4368)
  • IBM System x3250 (4364, 4365, 4366)
  • IBM System x3250 M2 (4190, 4191, 4194)
  • IBM System x3350 (4192, 4193)
  • IBM System x3400 (7973, 7974, 7975, 7976)
  • IBM System x3455 (7984, 7986, 7940, 7941)
  • IBM System x3500 (7977)
  • IBM System x3550 (7978, 1913)
  • IBM System x3610 (7942) (RAID support requires BIOS level 1.01A or above)
  • IBM System x3650 (7979, 1914)
  • IBM System x3650 T (7980)
  • IBM System x3655 (7985, 7043)
  • IBM System x3755 (8877, 7163)
  • IBM System x3800 (8865, 8866)
  • IBM System x3850 (8864, 7365, 7362)
  • IBM System x3850 M2 / System x3950 M2 (7141, 7144)
  • IBM System x3950 (7366, 8878, 7363, 8872)


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    Comment by Craig Harris, on 1-Sep-2009 16:15

    now hopefully IBM will release an update for 2008 R2!


    Author's note by paulspain, on 1-Sep-2009 16:40

    Yes, I was thinking the same thing Craig.


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