Working with placeholder chassis

You can pre-provision servers that will be installed in a Flex System chassis at a later time by defining a placeholder chassis to act as a target for the server pattern until the physical hardware arrives.

About this task

When you deploy a server pattern to a placeholder chassis, Lenovo XClarity Administrator creates a server profile for all 14 server bays in the Flex System chassis and reserves the management IP addresses and virtual Ethernet or Fibre Channel addresses for the servers.

The placeholder chassis bundles all of the server profiles, so that when the hardware arrives, you can deploy the placeholder chassis to activate the server profiles on the physical servers instead of deploying all 14 server profiles individually. Each server must be rebooted to fully activate the server profile.