ThinkServer EasyStartup - ThinkServer TS430, RD330, RD430, RD530, RD630
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ThinkServer EasyStartup
easystartupv3.7.17.iso
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3.7.1725 May 2014
README for ThinkServer EasyStartup
easystartupv3.7.17.txt
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3.7.1725 May 2014

The ThinkServer(TM) EasyStartup(TM) program guides you through the steps to configure your RAID controller and disk array, create a response file and perform unattended installations of supported Microsoft© Windows© operating systems, Linux© operating systems and associated device drivers.

ThinkServer EasyStartup v3.7.17

Supports for the following server systems:

  • ThinkServer TS430
  • ThinkServer RD330
  • ThinkServer RD430
  • ThinkServer RD530
  • ThinkServer RD630
Software requirements

Supported operating systems for ThinkServer TS430

Legacy mode installation:

  • Microsoft Server 2003 R2 SP2 Standard (32 & 64 Bit)
  • Microsoft Server 2003 R2 SP2 Enterprise(32 & 64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 Foundation (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard (32 & 64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (32 & 64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation SP1 (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1 (64 Bit)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 Foundation (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials (64 Bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server Premium Add-On
  • Microsoft Windows Multipoint Server 2011
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 10.4 (32 & 64 Bit)
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 11.1 (32 & 64 Bit)
  • SUSE Entreprise Linux 11.2 (32 & 64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 (32 & 64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 (32 & 64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 (32 & 64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 (32 & 64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (32 & 64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (32 & 64 Bit)
  • VMware ESXi 5.0
  • VMware ESXi 5.1
  • VMware ESXi 5.5

UEFI mode installation:

  • Windows Server 2008 Foundation (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard ( 64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation SP1 (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1(64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Foundation (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server Premium Add-On
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 11.1 (64 Bit)
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 11.2 (64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 (64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (64 Bit)
  • VMware ESXi 5.0
  • VMware ESXi 5.1
  • VMware ESXi 5.5

Supported operating systems for ThinkServer RD530/RD630

Legacy mode installation:

  • Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 Standard (32 & 64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP2 Enterprise (32 & 64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard (32 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (32 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 DataCenter (32 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 DataCenter (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1(64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essential
  • Microsoft Hyper V 2012 R2
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 11.1 (32 Bit)
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 11.1 (64 Bit)
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 11.2 (32 Bit)
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 11.2 (64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 (32 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 (32 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 (32 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (32 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (32 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 (64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 (64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 (64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (64 Bit)
  • Microsoft Hyper V 2008
  • Microsoft Hyper V 2008 R2 SP1
  • Vmware ESXi 5.0
  • Vmware ESXi 5.1
  • Vmware ESXi 5.5

UEFI mode installation:

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 DataCenter (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1(64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials (64 Bit)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard (SBS7)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
  • Microsoft Hyper V 2012 R2
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 11.1 (64 Bit)
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 11.2 (64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 (64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (64 Bit)
  • Microsoft Hyper V 2008
  • Microsoft Hyper V 2008 R2 SP1
  • Vmware ESXi 5.0
  • Vmware ESXi 5.1
  • Vmware ESXi 5.5

Supported operating systems for ThinkServer RD330/RD430

Legacy mode installation

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard (32 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (32 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1(64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials (64 Bit)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard (SBS7)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (Aurora)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essential
  • Microsoft Hyper V 2012 R2
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 11.1 (32 Bit)
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 11.1 (64 Bit)
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 11.2 (32 Bit)
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 11.2 (64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 (32 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 (32 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 (32 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (32 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (32 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 (64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 (64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 (64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (64 Bit)
  • Microsoft Hyper V 2008
  • Microsoft Hyper V 2008 R2 SP1
  • Vmware ESXi 5.0
  • Vmware ESXi 5.1
  • Vmware ESXi 5.5

UEFI mode installation:

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1 (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials (64 Bit)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard (SBS7)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (Aurora)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
  • Microsoft Hyper V 2012 R2
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 11.1 (64 Bit)
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 11.2 (64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 (64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (64 Bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (64 Bit)
  • Microsoft Hyper V 2008
  • Microsoft Hyper V 2008 R2 SP1
  • Vmware ESXi 5.0
  • Vmware ESXi 5.1
  • Vmware ESXi 5.5
Downloading the package
  1. Click the file link to download the file.
  2. When prompted, select a drive and directory in which to save the downloaded file.

Installing the package
  1. Create a bootable DVD from the ISO file, easystartupv3.7.17.iso 
  2. Reboot or power on your server.
  3. Insert the EasyStartup DVD into your DVD-ROM drive.
  4. Follow the steps to use EasyStartup. Refer to the User Guide and On-line Help for more usage instructions.
Limitations
  • Problem: Installation of Windows 2012 R2 ROK would be failed by EasyStartup.
    Workaround:  Download drivers from Lenovo support website and install the OS by the OS disc manually.  The unattended installation for windows 2012 R2 ROK by EasyStartup can be supported in September,2014.
  • Problem: The response file for unattended installation of the operating system cannot be stored on USB flash drive with NTFS file system.The user must create a FAT32 file system partition on the USB Flash drive.
    Workaround:  Create a FAT32 file system partition on the USB Flash drive before saving the response file.
  • Problem: If a user uses one X540-T2 and two X520-SR2 or X520-DA2 adapters at the same time, the Linux OS installation may fail.
    Workaround:  Please install the OS manually with below parameters input. This configuration is scheduled to be supported in the next release of EasyStartup.
  • Problem: If the user selects the option to "Install the operating system using a preexisting response file", all the data on other partitions will be deleted.
    Workaround:  The user must select "Continue to the main interface" in order to save their data on the other partitions.
  • Problem: When using the side digital keyboard to type in the text fields, the focus will not automatically move to the next textbox.
    Workaround:  The user should use the regular keys to type and the focus will automatically move to the next textbox.
  • Problem: If the user enters the ‘%’ character in the IP Address field, the user will be allowed to input it in the text field.
    Workaround:  Even though the user can input an invalid character such as '%', when the user selects Next it will warn the user that they have entered an invalid character and cannot proceed with the configuration.
  • Problem: Use EasyStartup via remote management model, switch the focus between left and right panel by keyboard will fail on the remote console window, easy start up can’t support this function.
    Workaround: The user should use the mouse to switch the focus between the left and right panel.
ThinkServer EasyStartup v3.7.17 - Hints and Tips

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Document ID : DS014935
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-77072
Last Updated : 17 Jul 2014
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