Booting from bootable media using the graphical interface

The Menu program runs when the IBM® ToolsCenter for System x® and BladeCenter® bootable media is booted. The graphical version of the Menu program runs in interactive mode (where you can select the function you want to use) or unattended mode, for example, if you selected to automatically run UpdateXpress System Pack Installer when the bootable media is booted.

About this task

The following procedure explains how to perform updates and diagnostics using bootable media. To deploy a supported Windows operating system on IBM System x and BladeCenter servers, boot the target server from an IBM ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD and follow the on-screen prompts.


  1. If the graphic interface mode was selected when the bootable media was created, then the IBM ToolsCenter Customized Media utility starts automatically when you boot from the bootable media. The Welcome page is displayed, showing the descriptive name of the bootable media, a list of the targeted machines, and a list of functions.
  2. Complete these steps to install updates:
    1. On the Welcome page, click Updates.
    2. On the Updates page, click the click here to start update link. The UpdateXpress System Pack Installer is displayed.
    3. Select one or more updates to install.
  3. Complete these steps to perform diagnostics:
    1. On the Welcome page, click Diagnostics. The Diagnostics page is displayed.
    2. On the Diagnostics page, select one of the following options:
      • Click click here to start diagnostics (GUI) to start the graphical user interface.
      • Click click here to start diagnostics (CLI)to start the diagnostic command line interface.
    3. Use the Dynamic System Analysis tool to perform diagnostics.