Virtually reseating a server in a Flex System chassis

You can simulate removing and reinserting a server in a Flex System chassis by restarting the server using a non-maskable interrupt (NMI).

About this task

During the virtual reseat, all existing network connections to the server are lost, and the power state of the server changes. Before performing a virtual reseat, ensure that you have saved all user data.

  • Do not perform a virtual reseat unless you are instructed by Lenovo Support.
  • Performing a virtual reseat might result in the loss of data. Before reseating the server, perform necessary operations to protect user data.
  • Instead of performing a virtual reseat, consider powering off the server. For information about power actions, see Powering on and off a server).


Complete the following steps to virtually reseat a server in a Flex System chassis.

  1. From the Lenovo XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Hardware > Servers. The Servers page is displayed with a tabular view of all managed servers.

    You can sort the table columns to make it easier to find the server that you want to reseat. In addition, you can select a device type from the All Devices drop-down list and enter text (such as a name or IP address) in the Filter field to further filter the servers that are displayed.

    Illustrates the list of managed rack servers and compute nodes in the Servers page.
  2. Select the server in the table.
  3. Click All Actions > Service > Virtual Reseat.
  4. Click Virtual Reseat.