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IBM Standalone Solutions Configuration Tool Version 1.45 CONTENTS -------1.0 Overview 2.0 Known Issues 3.

0 Release Features 4.0 Minimum System Requirements 5.0 Installation and Setup Instructions 6.0 Support and Contact Information 7.0 Notices 8.0 Trademar s 9.0 Enhancements in Progress 10.0 Disclaimer 1.0 Overview -----------Standalone Solutions Configuration Tool (SSCT) is a software application with technical guidelines incorporated in its database which has been developed to aid IBM sales and business partners and to facilitate technical collaborations in configuring eServer systems and rac cabinets.

The application is also capable of saving or exporting data in several different formats. The application requires to be restarted in order to see the new Servicepacs ann ounced. 2.0 Known Issues ------------------------------If you are not able to view all the text provided on the interesting Lin s, you might need to increase your monitor resolution to view the text. There are some issues related with the SSCT installation v1.35 or newest e.g. the xml4c_5_7.dll file is missing. The li ely best solution for this defect is to perform a clean install, that is, uninstall of SSCT and all its components fr om your system and upon completely uninstalling the application and all its components, we recomend that you then perform a 'Fresh Installing' of the most recent versio n of the SSCT, which should correct the loading errors and abnormal behaivor that are occuring on your machine. Please chec that the SSCT folder was deleted: C:\Program Files\IBM Standalone Solutions Configuration Tool When using File Sharing between Windows 2000 and Windows 7, you could receive an authentication error. The Windows 7 issue can be fixed by following the steps below: On your windows 7 machine, go to Start-> Run > type regedit Go to the path HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa and set the value to 1. After that you will be able to configure the File Sharin g.

The application is designed to support an interactive interface with graphics for determining the price, ideal environment, available rac cabinet space and available resources along with a variety of other operations associated with ordering and configuring a whole solution.

Starting with SSCT version 1.44 IBM will be using a new InstallShield version, to avoid experiencing issues we recommend that you uninstall the previous versio n before proceeding with a new clean installation of version 1.44 (erase the folders that SSCT installation created). Upon completely uninstalling the application and all its components from your sy stem, we recommend that you then perform a 'CLEAN INSTALL' of version 1.44 After November 30th, 2009, SSCT will no longer support Excel 2000. You may exper ience problems when exporting configurations using that version of Excel. It is recomm ended that you upgrade to a more recent version of Excel. An issue has been detected when the user tries to export to excel: if multiple Microsoft Office versions were installed in the system it may be possible to loss the ability to report to excel properly and the application will crash. The print scale setting "Fit print(s) to height/width", is not available in IBM Lotus Symphony 1.x and even when the setting is in the export ods file, it will be set to the default, "Reduce/enlarge printout" to 100%. The OpenOffice suite supports this setting and IBM Lotus Symphony could support it in version 2.0, when its base core code will be updated to match the latest OpenOffice code. On Windows Vista and Windows 7, is necessary to install .NET Framewor 1.1 and f ollow the instructions mentioned in the following lin before installing a new version of SSCT. Please copy the lin into your browser: http://support.microsoft.com/ b/927387 The Windows Vista and Windows 7 issues correspond with 'Scenario 3' on the lin described above and can be fixed by following the steps described in the 'Resolution' section. Please ta e note to follow the directions provided very precisely as it could have serious negative effects in incorrectly editing the registry. When try to Drag a BladeServer installed into a BladeCenter and drop it to Gener al area, the expansion unit related with the BladeServer will delete, please remove first the Expansion Unit and then the BladeServer. When any view was sorted by price, the organization of the product will be alphabetical, the views affected by this problem will be all those where prices are handled. Here is the list of the affected views: Wizard - All tabs Database Window On Windows XP, if you select Start > Control Panel > Accessibility Options > Display > Use High Contrast, the setting defaults to High Contrast Blac (large) . With a 1024 x 768 display setting, this option does not allow you to view all of the visual components in some wizards and editors. Wor around: Clic Settings next to the Use High Contrast chec box and change the high contrast appearance scheme from High Contrast Blac (large) to High Contrast Blac . Excel will no longer automatically close after an export is completed.

However if Excel is launched while an export is being performed, an error will appear. To display Japanese characters for CSV files in MS Excel the MS Office XP Language Settings must set Japanese as the default Microsoft language, and close all instances of MS Excel before opening the CSV file. For a correct display of double-byte languages characters it is recommended to run SSCT on the operating system with the appropriated codepage, as SSCT is not a Unicode application. When SSCT runs in an environment where the language selected is double byte (Japanese, Korean, simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese) but the Operative System language is single byte some GUI Labels may appear as question mar s and the position and display for menu options can be different than in the rest of the languages. In SSCT, the Graphical User Interface is rendered unusable when the display configuration is modified to 'Large Size' (120 DPI). For optimal performance, it is recommended that the user does not have 'Large Size' (120 DPI) as the defined setting within the display. This setting may be toggled via the 'Configuration Panel' by selecting 'Display.' When exporting a quote from SSCT via File --> Export, two different options are supported when exporting to Microsoft Excel (.xls): Quote - Group Format (.xls) and Quote - Server Format (.xls). When exporting a quote from SSCT to an .xls file, the font in the exported output will be reflected based upon the default font defined in Microsoft Excel. For most versions of Microsoft Excel, the font displayed by default is 'Arial.' However, the font displayed by default in an exported quote may vary depending on the version of Microsoft Excel being used and the font settings that have been defined in Microsoft Excel. In order to modify the font displayed by default in Microsoft Excel for the purpose of exporting a quote from SSCT, select 'Options' from the 'Tools' menu within Microsoft Excel. Within the 'Options' dialog window, select the 'General' tab. Within the 'General' tab the 'Standard Font' may be defined along with the corresponding size. Upon defining the 'Standard Font,' all exported quotes will be displayed accordingly, implementing the font defined. Incorporated in SSCT is an update reminder which is designed to notify the end-user when the product being used is out of date and a new version is available for installation. Currently updates are regularly posted on the IBM website where the tool is publicly available. However, although automatic updates will become available to the tool in future releases of SSCT, they are currently unavailable. As such, occasionally a notification will pop-up when launching the tool stating that the product being used is out of date and that an updated version of the tool should be installed. This notification is often incorrect as the pop-up occurs even when the latest version of the tool is installed due to a time lapse which is built-in the application database in order to remind the end-user to update the application within a specified period of time. This notification should be ignored if the latest version of SSCT has been installed, as it will not impede application operation in any way. Standalone Solutions Configuration Tool Version 1.44 supports file sharing, which is a feature that has been implemented in the application in order to simplify the process of installing, updating and running the application version on a shared networ . While wor ing in file sharing mode, the end-user is unable to open a file by double-clic ing. In order to open a configuration from a saved file, the end-user must select 'open' from the 'File' menu. Additionally, while wor ing with a configuration that consists of

multiple rac s in file sharing mode, performance becomes considerably slow when the 'autoconnect' feature is launched in order to realize power connections among the components within each rac . NOTE: If the user is running Windows Server 2003 on an individual wor station and is running SSCT with File Sharing using a non-admin account, the user must be first be added to the Performance Monitor User Group before launching the application. When configuring a server that comes standard with a memory expansion card (e.g. the x260) and, in the Configuration Wizard, that memory expansion card is removed prior to removing the standard memory DIMMS, the configuration will result in an internal error as the Wizard will not automatically remove the memory dimms and those dimms will become therefore invalid. To avoid this configuration error when configuring a server that comes standard with a memory expansion card, first remove the standard memory dimms prior to removing the standard memory expansion card. Proper operation of the removal of standard memory expansion cards will become functional in future releases. While wor ing in Configuration mode of SSCT, if having added a component to a configuration and the 'Quote' tab is active, the end-user may launch the Component Information Window by right-clic ing on the component within the configuration (if it is not already active). However, no information is displayed when the Component Information Window becomes active in this case. Though the Component Information Window will be active, it will be blan . An error has been discovered when a configuration is exported to an .xls document from SSCT when utilizing Microsoft Office that implements Service Pac 3 (SP3) and does not include the 'Post SP3 Hotfix' for Microsoft Excel. This error may be avoided by installing the most recent updates available for Microsoft Office from the following website: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/. When adding components to a server using the Configuration Wizard,options available to those components upon closing the Wizard are often very ambiguous and confusing. Though functionality in this respect is obscure, the Configuration Wizard is wor ing properly. However, an alert message will become available in future releases in order to clarify information regarding the placement of components configured internally using the Configuration Wizard and the options available to those components. 3.0 Release Features -------------------Standalone Solutions Configuration Tool utilizes technology from two previously existing configuration applications: xSCA and Rac Configurator, and merges them; thus condensing and ma ing more effective the entire configuration process. Particularly, the feature that realizes this union is the Wizard tool, which introduces innovative and essentially limitless means for configuring IBM System x and eServer xSeries servers. The following list describes the server families in which Version 1.44 of Standalone Solutions Configuration Tool supports: IBM IBM IBM IBM eServer eServer eServer eServer xSeries xSeries xSeries xSeries 100 (8486) 206 (8482, 8487) 206m (8485, 8490) 226 (8488, 8648)

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eServer xSeries 236 (8841) eServer xSeries 255 (8685) eServer xSeries 260 (8865) eServer xSeries 306 (8836, 8489) eServer xSeries 306m (8849, 8491) eServer xSeries 336 (8837) eServer xSeries 343 (8847) eServer xSeries 346 (8840) eServer xSeries 366 (8863) eServer xSeries 445 (8870) eServer xSeries 455 (8855) eServer xSeries 460 (8872) eServer xSeries MXE 460 eServer 326 (8848) eServer 326m (7969) System x3100 (4348) System x3105 (4347) System x3200 (4362, 4363) System x3200 M2 (4367, 4368) System x3200 M3 (7327, 7328) System x3250 (4364, 4365) System x3250 M2 (4190, 4194) System x3250 M3 (4251, 4252) System x3350 (4192, 4193) System x3400 (7973, 7974, 7975, 7976) System x3400 M2 (7836, 7837) System x3400 M3 (7379) System x3450 (7948) System x3455 (7984, 7940) System x3500 (7977) System x3500 M2 (7839) System x3500 M3 (7380) System x3550 (7978) System x3550 M2 (7946) System x3550 M3 (7944) System x3610 (7942) System x3620 M3 (7376) System x3650 (7979) System x3650 M2 (7947) System x3650 M3 (7945) System x3650 T (7980) System x3655 (7985, 7943) System x3755 (8877, 7163) System x3800 (8865, 8866) System x3850 (8863, 8864) System x3850 M2 (7141) System x3850 M2 (7233) System x3850 X5 (7145) System x3950 (8872, 8878) System x3950 M2 (7141) System x3950 M2 (7233) System x3950 X5 (7145) BladeCenter (8677) BladeCenter Entry (7967) BladeCenter H (8852) BladeCenter S (8886) BladeCenter HT (8740, 8750) BladeCenter T (8720, 8730) BladeCenter HC10 (7976) BladeCenter HS12 (8028, 8014)

4.0 Minimum System Requirements ------------------------------Pentium-compatible processor (866 MHz minimum) 256MB available memory 160MB available hard dis space Monitor Resolution of 800 by 600 pixels Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP or Microsoft Vista 4.1 Recommended System Requirements ----------------------------------Pentium IV processor (1.2 GHz minimum) 512MB available memory 200MB available hard dis space Monitor Resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP or Microsoft Vista 4.2 Information Surrounding System Requirements and Pre-Installation

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BladeCenter HS20 (7981, 8832, 8843) BladeCenter HS21 (8853) BladeCenter HS21 XM (7995) BladeCenter HS40 (8839) BladeCenter JS20 (8842) BladeCenter JS21 (8844) BladeCenter LS20 (8850) BladeCenter LS21 (7971) BladeCenter LS22 (7901) BladeCenter LS41 (7972) BladeCenter LS42 (7902) BladeCenter QS21 (0792) BladeCenter QS22 (0793) BladeCenter PN41 (3020) BladeCenter HX5 (7872) IntelliStation A Pro (6217) IntelliStation M Pro (6218, 6225, 9229) Intellistation Z Pro (6223, 9228) System Storage DS300 (1701) System Storage DS400 (1700) System Storage DS3200 (1726) System Storage DS3300 (1726) System Storage DS3400 (1726) System Storage DS4100 [FAStT100] (1724) System Storage DS4200 (1814) System Storage DS4300 [FAStT600] (1722) System Storage DS4400 (1742) System Storage DS4500 [FAStT900] (1742) System Storage DS4700 (1814) System Storage DS4500 (1815) System Storage DS4000 EXP100 (1710, 1724) System Storage DS4000 EXP400 (1733) System Storage DS4000 EXP420 (1812) System Storage DS4000 EXP700 (1740) System Storage DS4000 EXP710 (1740) System Storage DS4000 EXP810 (1812) System Storage EXP400 (1733) System Storage EXP3000 (1727) Rac /Storage Enclosures (9306, 9307, 9308)

-------------------------------------------------------------------In order to export a configuration from Standalone Solutions Configuration Tool in .xls format, the end user must have version Microsoft Office 2000 or later with Microsoft Excel installed. In order to view the User Guide for Standalone Solutions Configuration Tool Version 1.44, the end user must have the current version of Adobe Acrobat or the current version of Adobe Acrobat Professional installed (available at: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/main.html). In order to view the SSCT Educational PowerPoint presentation, available within the installation directory labeled as file: 'SSCT_Education.pps,' the end user must have either version Microsoft Office 2000 or later with PowerPoint installed, or the free downloadable Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer available at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/. SSCT has been developed with Microsoft .NET Framewor , which must be installed prior to installing SSCT for the application to function properly. SSCT is compatible only with Microsoft .NET Framewor v3.5. Detailed instructions on installation of Microsoft .NET Framewor are described in the proceeding section .

5.0 Installation and Setup Instructions --------------------------------------To install IBM Standalone Solutions Configuration Tool on Windows platforms: 1. Exit all Windows applications. 2. If you're installing for the first time, please download and Install Microso ft .NET Framewor v3.5 from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/ 3. Download and save the file 'SSCT-v1.44.exe' from http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/library/configtools.html to a hard drive directory. 4. Once downloaded, Run the self-extracting executable file by double clic ing on it. 5. InstallShield Wizard initiates the installation process by displaying a preliminary startup window. Clic Next and the proceeding window displays the License Agreement. 6. Please read the License Agreement thoroughly. Once having read the License Agreement and are willing to accept all of the terms therein, clic Yes. 7. The proceeding window displays a disclaimer concerning liability applying to certain geographical regions. Once having read the disclaimer, clic Next. 8. The proceeding window displays the Destination Folder Path to where the application is to be installed. The Destination Folder Path may be changed or customized by selecting 'Browse' and defining a new destination folder pa th. 9. Clic Install when ready. 10. When Installation has successfully completed a final window will be displaye d confirming the installation.

The SSCT will access to the internet to chec if To disable or enable this feature go to the help "Chec for New Version at Startup". This feature firewall application is installed, a window will SSCT to access the internet.

a new version is available. menu and clic in the option is enabled by default. If a appear as ing to allow

11. The Readme for Standalone Solutions Configuration Tool may be launched directly from within the InstallShield Wizard once installation has complete d. 12. Proceeding the installation process, the end user may launch either Standalo ne Solutions Configuration Tool or the SSCT User Guide from: Start--->Programs--->IBM Standalone Solutions Configuration Tool 5.1 How to update the SSCT tool using Data Patches ---------------------------------------------There is a new process in place on Windows platforms to update your IBM Standalo ne Solutions Configuration Tool to the latest version called Data Updates, also cal led Data Patches. This process will be launched automatically via the SSCT Update Che c er every time that you start the SSCT tool, so please use the following steps to in stall any new available Data Updates: 1. The user must have administrative rights to execute this process. 2. This process will be launched automatically every time that the SSCT tool sta rts. 3. This option chec s for data updates of SSCT and SSCT Components on the intern et automatically. 4. Every time a new patch is available, an exclamation mar will appear next to the component name. 5. If a firewall application is installed, a window will appear requesting SSCT to access the internet. If there is no internet connection setup, startup will continue normally without doing a chec for new updates. 6. Once the dialog displays the information that updates are available, the user will have to select the item to be updated in order to enable the download button. If a n item with no available update is selected, the download button will remain disabled. If an information or error message exists for the component selected, it will be displayed in t he text box. 7. When the user clic s the download button, the default browser window will ope n redirecting itself to the download source (only for IBM SSCT update the user needs to sel ect the version to download) then the user has to chose a location on their hard driv e to save the update installer, and execute it to proceed with the update. IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you have a previous version of SSCT other than 1.44 perform a complete uninstall of Standalone Solutions Configuration Tool and all it nts from your system (use the Add or Remove Programs from Window s Control necessary, erase the folders that SSCT installation created under C:\Program Files\IBM Standalone Solutions Configuration Tool). Upon completely uninstalling the application and all its components from stem, we recommend that you then perform a 'CLEAN INSTALL'.

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Data Update requires the application to be closed before performing the update. If you decide to continue, an application restart is required in order to load the new data. The user must have administrative rights to execute the installer. Please review the SSCT User Manual for more information (chapter 5.1, page 9). Please review the nown issues about the Data Patches. 6.0 Support and Contact Information ----------------------------------New and updated files for IBM Standalone Solutions Configuration Tool can be downloaded at: http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/eserver/xseries/library/configtools.html. Please direct specific troubleshooting cases or comments to: cfgtools@us.ibm.com . When contacting us via email please include the following: -In the Subject heading: Standalone Solutions Configuration Tool Version x.x -Your name -Your job title -Your email and additional contact information -A detailed description of the technical issue -Steps to recreate the technical issue -Screenshots of the presented technical issue (when possible) -Additional comments pertinent to the technical issue 7.0 Notices ----------When using a single byte version OS (English, German, Spanish, French, etc.) and using the SSCT traduced to double byte languages, a manual reconfiguration is required of any tool used for exports(Office, Symphony) to the double byte language that SSC T is displaying in order to get a proper translation. For additional information regarding to ServeRAID controllers and RAID supporte d, please refer to following lin : http://www.redboo s.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0054.h tml Since March 30th 2009 Baltic States and Iceland are not available in IBM Standal one Solutions Configurator Tool (SSCT). For configurations with products of these co untries, please install a previous SSCT version of March 30th 2009. Since March 30th 2009 the CER country has been renamed to Central Europe. Since March 26th 2008, Linux Cluster rac ing diagram function is not available in the IBM Standalone Configuration Tool (SSCT). For cluster configuration assistance and information, use the Advanced Solutions Integration Tool (ASIT). For access the ASIT tool (Xcc and HVEC), please contact: Kathy L. Brown-Fitzpatric IBM Systems & Technology Group, Development

1-919-486-2073 (T/L: 526-2073) E-mail: athyf@us.ibm.com Notes mail: Kathy Brown-Fitzpatric /Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS 8.0 Trademar s -------------The following terms are trademar s of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, or other countries, or both: IBM Standalone Solutions Configuration Tool (SSCT), eServer IBM System x Microsoft, Microsoft .NET Framewor v1.1, Microsoft .NET Framewor v3.5, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office 2000, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer, Windows, Windows 2000, Microsoft Vista, Windows XP and Windows 7 are registered trademar s of Microsoft Corporation in the United State s, other countries, or both. Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Acrobat Professional are registered trademar s of Adobe Systems Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both. Other company, product, and service names may be trademar s or service mar s of others. 9.0 Enhancements in Progress ---------------------------ClearQuest id# Target Release / Release Date -------------- ----------------------------------Headline ------------------------

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