As you mite of noticed I have not been on the forums much lately as I've been really tired and for some forsaken reason I have been sleeping only 6 hours per night. So my apologies in advance if this comes across as arrogant or rude jumping in and all most asking for a class on servers in a manor of speaking.
I have three servers hear at home. Two Tower and one Rack. I know very little about them and I have been struggling to get the Rack Server up and running. I will say I know absolutely nothing about this Rack Server and I'm completely unfamiliar with the technology in side of it.
The server I'm wanting to get up and running is the newest of the lot I have. I think its 2008 and its an IBM x 3650 x2, x4 Xeon with 12 GB of Volatile Memory.
Their is so much connectivity on this thing I dont know were to start. I've been looking for some sort of BIOS too boot in too. but can seem to find one.
I was gonna put Linux MInt on it but I'm unsure after poking around if I have to create and array under ServeRAID IBM to recognize the HDD's.
I'm booting the PC as in the Server and I'm getting Broadcom Net Extreme I think. Their is no OS on the System. I currently have 4, 68.3 GB Drives installed.
I have been poking around and I'm completely out my depth with this. Looking at the back of the server it looks very complex. I have a Fibre Card. I'm not even sure of thats meant for Fiber Optic Internet. See I dont know much.
Its also got Remote management and a redundant PSU at 835 W .
What I'm asking is half this stuff in this Server I have no idea what it is and how to fully utilize it proper.
How do I get in too the BIOS and will LM be at least and O.K OS too put on it.
This is the manual I found for it.