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IBM periodically makes UEFI code, IMM2 firmware, diagnostic firmware updates, and device-driver updates available for the compute node. Provisioning is the set of actions that you take to update the firmware and device drivers and install the operating system. Several tools are available to help you update the firmware and device drivers in the provisioning process.
Supported products Supported systems. Enterprise Chassis (7893) x240 Compute Node (7863) Enterprise Chassis (8721) Flex System Manager Node (8731) x240 Compute Node (8737)
· Server Family (Machine Type): Flex System x240 M5 (9532,2591) Server Product Guide. …
This month, we’re covering the IBM Flex System x240 Compute Node Firmware update that enables v2 Intel Xeon support. x240 compute nodes require an update with the latest Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2 series architecture. The update will ensure increased performance, connectivity and storage options.
As organizations face continued pressure to consolidate data center infrastructure, they also wrestle with the need to handle more compute-intensive workloads which are analyzing more data faster than ever before. With all these challenges to meet, more data centers are turning to Lenovo Flex System and the Flex System x240 M5 Compute Node.
· The Lenovo Flex System x240 M5 Compute Node is a high-performance server that offers enhanced security, efficiency, and reliability features to handle business-critical workloads. The blade server incorporates Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors. The processors feature up to 22 cores each and use new Lenovo TruDDR4 Memory, which runs at speeds up to 2400 MHz.
The IBM Flex System Manager management software Update Manager has advanced update capabilities that are not possible with the update wizards on the Initial Setup tab (on the Home page of the management software web interface). You can also use Update Manager to update additional components (such as operating systems) that the Initial Setup wizards cannot update.
· The Flex System™ x240 Compute Node is a high-performance Intel Xeon processor-based server that offers outstanding performance for virtualization with new levels of CPU performance and memory capacity, and flexible configuration options. It is part of Flex System, a new category of computing that integrates multiple server architectures, networking, storage, and system …
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