Computers Systems

How To Install the 360 Systems

Published at 03/12/2012 20:39:20


360 systems are among the most enterprising inventions in the history of computer industry. The 360 systems were the first in the introduction of a series of computers during the 1960s when mainframe was still used. It has both the downward as well as upward compatibilities. This means that a program which runs on a more powerful machine can also run on one that is less powerful. 360 systems were the first to be designed for both scientific as well as business applications.

IBM x iDataplex dx360 system is one of the award-winning designs which are efficient in cooling, energy and density that is good for collecting data. Its operational cost reduces drastically based on their unique deep shallow server. Dx360 system board tray is installed in a 2U chassis. It provides creative solutions of half depth, which are sufficient for maximum density and are incredibly efficient. All the features present in dx360 system have RAS that is reliable, accessible and serviceable. The following steps are required to install dx360 system board tray.

Step 1

First of all, to begin installing 360 systems, you have to remove the system board tray from the 2U chassis. At this point, the system board and all attached devices must be turned off. All the external cables should also be removed. Press the two release buttons and put system board aside. If one side is still attached, then keep it on a flat side safely. Apart from that, the cover of the system board will also be replaced. By pulling the release latch, remove the storage enclosure by disconnecting the wires without pulling them.

Step 2

The second step for installing the 360 systems should involve the removal of the simple-swap hard disk of 3.5 inch and then take off the filler panel from it. By pulling the loops towards each other, take the drive out of the bay.

Step 3

In this step, make sure you remove the riser card and grasp the riser carefully from upper corners and then pull it straight up and out. Hold the adapter from the top and insert it into the riser card. Then press it firmly into the connector. To insert the 3.5 inch hard drive, use the guide rails to adjust the hard drive and then slide it down carefully. Lastly, put the filler panel in the bay.

Step 4

Here you are supposed to install the memory module. 360 systems board tray supports fully buffered dual inline memory modules (DIMMs) along with ECC, known as the error correcting code. On the system board, locate the connectors in which installation of DIMMs will be done. Then open the retaining clips. To align connectors correctly with DIMM keys, turn the DIMM. Insert it into the connector by pressing firmly. It is then locked through pertaining clips. Repeat the process if DIMM is not settled properly.

Step 5

In this final step, reinstallation of dx360 system board tray cover and storage enclosure is done. The 360 systems board tray is then connected back with 2U chassis. Finally, all the removed cables are connected back.

Tips and comments

Few mistakes can destroy the whole system. You must follow the user manual given with the device making sure that all the cables are connected properly. Power switches must be tested so that all the devices can turn on. You can also go to IBM 360 systems website for further tips and hints.

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