Dell PowerVault NX3100 Owner`s manual

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Dell™ PowerVault™
NX3100 Systems
Hardware Owner’s
Manual
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Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of
your computer.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates potential damage to hardware or loss of data if
instructions are not followed.
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage,
personal injury, or death.
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Regulatory Model E13S Series
Regulatory Type E13S001
March 2010
Rev. A00
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Contents
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About Your System .
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Accessing System Features During Startup .
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Back-Panel Features and Indicators
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Guidelines for Connecting Optional
External Devices . . . . . . . . . . .
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Diagnostic Lights
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System Messages
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Front-Panel Features and Indicators
Hard-Drive Indicator Patterns .
NIC Indicator Codes
Power Indicator Codes
Warning Messages
Diagnostics Messages
Alert Messages
Other Information You May Need
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Using the System Setup Program and
UEFI Boot Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing the System Boot Mode
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Entering the System Setup Program .
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Responding to Error Messages .
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Using the System Setup
Program Navigation Keys .
System Setup Options
Main Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Memory Settings Screen .
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Processor Settings Screen .
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SATA Settings Screen (Optional)
Boot Settings Screen .
Integrated Devices Screen .
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Serial Communication Screen
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System Security Screen
Exit Screen
Entering the UEFI Boot Manager.
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Using the UEFI Boot Manager
Navigation Keys . . . . . . . .
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UEFI Boot Settings Screen
System Utilities Screen .
System and Setup Password Features.
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Using the System Password
Using the Setup Password
Embedded System Management .
iDRAC Configuration Utility
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UEFI Boot Manager Screen.
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Entering the iDRAC Configuration Utility
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PCI IRQ Assignments Screen .
Power Management Screen
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Installing System Components
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Recommended Tools .
Inside the System
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Removing the Front Bezel
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Installing the Front Bezel .
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Removing the Cooling Shroud
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Installing the Cooling Shroud .
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Removing a Hard-Drive Blank
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Installing a Hard-Drive Blank .
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Removing a Hot-Swap Hard Drive
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Installing a Hot-Swap Hard Drive
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Removing an Internal Hard Drive Bay
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Installing an Internal Hard Drive Bay.
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Front Bezel (Optional)
Opening and Closing the System
Opening the System
Closing the System
Cooling Shroud.
Hard Drives.
Removing a Hard Drive From
a Hard-Drive Carrier . . . . .
Installing a Hard Drive Into
a Hard-Drive Carrier . . . .
Internal Hard Drives .
Removing an Internal Hard Drive From the
Internal Hard-Drive Bay . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing a Hard Drive Into a Hard-Drive Bay
Cooling Fans .
Removing a Cooling Fan
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Removing a Redundant Power Supply
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Installing a Redundant Power Supply
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Replacing a Cooling Fan
Power Supplies
Removing the Power Supply Blank .
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Installing the Power Supply Blank
System Memory
General Memory Module
Installation Guidelines . .
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Mode-Specific Guidelines
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Installing Memory Modules.
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Removing Memory Modules
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Expansion Cards and Expansion-Card Risers .
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Expansion Card Installation Guidelines .
Installing an Expansion Card
Removing an Expansion Card .
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Removing an Expansion-Card Riser
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Installing an Expansion-Card Riser .
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Integrated Storage Controller Card
Removing the Storage Controller Card .
Installing the Storage Controller Card
iDRAC6 Express Card
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Installing an iDRAC6 Express Card .
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Removing an iDRAC6 Express Card.
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Installing an iDRAC6 Enterprise Card .
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Removing an iDRAC6 Enterprise Card
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VFlash Media (Optional) .
Installing a VFlash Media Card .
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iDRAC6 Enterprise Card (Optional)
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Removing a Processor
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Installing a Processor
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Removing the RAID Battery
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Installing the RAID Battery .
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Removing a VFlash Media Card
Internal USB Memory Key
Processors .
System Battery .
Replacing the System Battery
RAID Battery (Optional)
Control Panel Assembly .
Removing the Control-Panel Module .
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Removing the SAS Backplane
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Installing the SAS Backplane
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Installing the Control-Panel Module
SAS Backplane
Power Distribution Board
Removing the Power Distribution Board .
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Removing the System Board
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Installing the System Board
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Installing the Power Distribution Board
System Board
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Troubleshooting Your System
Safety First—For You and Your System
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Troubleshooting System Startup Failure
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Troubleshooting External Connections
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Troubleshooting the Video Subsystem .
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Troubleshooting a USB Device
Troubleshooting a Serial I/O Device .
Troubleshooting a NIC
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Troubleshooting a Wet System.
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Troubleshooting a Damaged System.
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Troubleshooting the System Battery .
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Troubleshooting Power Supplies
Troubleshooting System Cooling Problems
Troubleshooting a Fan
Troubleshooting System Memory
Troubleshooting an Internal USB Key
Troubleshooting a Hard Drive
Troubleshooting an Internal Hard Drive .
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Troubleshooting a Storage Controller .
Troubleshooting Expansion Cards .
Troubleshooting Processors .
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Running the System Diagnostics .
Using Online Diagnostics
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Embedded System Diagnostics Features
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When to Use the Embedded System Diagnostics .
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Selecting Devices for Testing
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Selecting Diagnostics Options
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Running the Embedded System Diagnostics
Embedded System Diagnostics Testing Options
Using the Custom Test Options
Viewing Information and Results .
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Jumpers and Connectors
System Board Jumpers
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Contacting Dell
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Disabling a Forgotten Password
Getting Help .
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System Board Connectors .
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About Your System
Accessing System Features During Startup
The following keystrokes provide access to system features during startup.
Keystroke
Description
<F2>
Enters the System Setup program. See "Using the System Setup
Program and UEFI Boot Manager" on page 41.
<F10>
Enters System Services, which opens the Lifecycle Controller.
The controller allows you to access utilities such as embedded system
diagnostics. For information on Lifecycle Controller or any of the
Lifecycle Controller software components, see the Lifecycle
Controller documentation on the Dell Support website at
support.dell.com/manuals.
<F11>
Enters the BIOS Boot Manager or the Unified Extensible Firmware
Interface (UEFI) Boot Manager, depending on the system’s boot
configuration. See "Using the System Setup Program and
UEFI Boot Manager" on page 41.
<F12>
Starts Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) boot.
<Ctrl><E>
Enters the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) or iDRAC
Configuration Utility, which allows access to the system event log
(SEL) and configuration of remote access to the system. For more
information, see the BMC or iDRAC user documentation.
<Ctrl><C> Enters the SAS Configuration Utility. For more information, see the
SAS adapter documentation.
<Ctrl><R>
Enters the RAID configuration utility. For more information, see the
documentation for your SAS RAID card.
<Ctrl><S>
Enters the utility to configure NIC settings for PXE boot. For more
information, see the documentation for your integrated NIC.
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Front-Panel Features and Indicators
Figure 1-1. Front-Panel Features and Indicators
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8
1
Item
Indicator, Button,
or Connector
1
LED panel
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Description
The LED panel has four diagnostic
indicator lights that display error codes
during system startup. See "Diagnostic
Lights" on page 21.
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Item
Indicator, Button,
or Connector
2
Power-on indicator/
power button
Icon
Description
The power-on indicator lights
when the system power is on.
The power button controls the
DC power supply output to the system.
When the optional system bezel is
installed, the power button is not
accessible.
NOTE: When powering on the system,
the video monitor can take from several
seconds to over 2 minutes to display an
image, depending on the amount of
memory installed in the system.
NOTE: On ACPI-compliant operating
systems, turning off the system using the
power button causes the system to
perform a graceful shutdown before
power to the system is turned off.
NOTE: To force an ungraceful shutdown,
press and hold the power button for
five seconds.
3
NMI button
Used to troubleshoot software and
device driver errors when using certain
operating systems. This button can be
pressed using the end of a paper clip.
Use this button only if directed to do so
by qualified support personnel or by the
operating system's documentation.
4
System identification
button
The identification buttons on the front
and back panels can be used to locate
a particular system within a rack.
When one of these buttons is pushed,
the blue system status indicator on the
back blinks until one of the buttons is
pushed again.
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Hard drives
Up to twelve 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch,
hot-swappable SAS or SATA drives.
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Item
Indicator, Button,
or Connector
6
System identification
panel
A slide-out panel for system information
including the Express Service tag,
embedded NIC MAC address, and
iDRAC6 Enterprise card MAC address.
7
USB connector
Connect USB devices to the system.
The ports are USB 2.0-compliant.
8
Video connector
Connects a monitor to the system.
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About Your System
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Description
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Hard-Drive Indicator Patterns
Figure 1-2.
Hard-Drive Indicators
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1
hard-drive activity indicator
(green)
2
2 hard-drive status indicator
(green and amber)
Drive-Status Indicator Pattern
Condition
Blinks green two times per second
Identify drive/preparing for removal
Off
Drive ready for insertion or removal
NOTE: The drive status indicator remains off
until all hard drives are initialized after system
power is applied. Drives are not ready for
insertion or removal during this time.
Blinks green, amber, and off
Drive predicted failure
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Drive-Status Indicator Pattern
Condition
Blinks amber four times per second
Drive failed
Blinks green slowly
Drive rebuilding
Steady green
Drive online
Blinks green three seconds, off three
seconds, amber three seconds, and off
three seconds.
Rebuild aborted
Back-Panel Features and Indicators
Figure 1-3. Back-Panel Features and Indicators
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1
ST
2
Gb 1
2
3
Gb 2
1
2
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5
6
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9 10
11
12
Item
Indicator, Button, or
Connector
1
Serial connector
Connects a serial device to the system.
2
Video connector
Connects a VGA display to the system.
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About Your System
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Description
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Item
Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon
Description
3
iDRAC6 Enterprise
port (optional)
Dedicated management port for the
optional iDRAC6 Enterprise card.
4
VFlash media slot
(optional)
Connects an external SD memory card
for the optional iDRAC6 Enterprise card.
5
USB connectors (2)
Connect USB devices to the system.
The ports are USB 2.0-compliant.
6
Ethernet connectors (2)
Embedded 10/100/1000 NIC
connectors.
7
PCIe expansion card
slots using riser card
Depending on the configuration, your
system may have either riser 1 or riser 2.
NOTE: See the Getting Started Guide
that ships with your system for more
information.
Riser 1
Connects four PCI Express Generation
2 expansion cards
OR
NOTE: All four slots are x8 connectors.
Riser 2
Connects two PCI Express Generation
2 expansion cards.
NOTE: A General Purpose Computation
on Graphics Processing Units (GPGPU)
optimized configuration is available on
Riser 2.
8
System identification
connector
Connects the optional system status
indicator assembly through the
optional cable management arm.
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Item
Indicator, Button, or
Connector
9
System status
indicator
Icon
Description
Lights blue during normal
system operation.
Both the systems management software
and the identification buttons located
on the front and back of the system can
cause the indicator to flash blue to
identify a particular system.
Lights amber when the system needs
attention due to a problem.
10
System identification
button
Turns the system ID modes on and off.
11
Power supply 2 (PS2)
750 W/1100 W redundant power
supply
12
Power supply 1 (PS1)
750 W/1100 W redundant power
supply
The identification buttons on the front
and back panels can be used to locate a
particular system within a rack. When
one of these buttons is pushed, the
system status indicator on the chassis
back panel lights blue until one of the
buttons is pushed again.
Guidelines for Connecting Optional
External Devices
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•
Turn off power to the system and external devices before attaching a new
external device. Turn on any external devices before turning on the system
(unless the documentation for the device specifies otherwise).
•
Ensure that the appropriate driver for the attached device has been
installed on the system.
•
If necessary to enable ports on your system, use the System Setup program.
See "Using the System Setup Program and UEFI Boot Manager" on
page 41.
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NIC Indicator Codes
Figure 1-4. NIC Indicators
1
1
2
link indicator
2
activity indicator
Indicator
Indicator Code
Link and activity
indicators are off
The NIC is not connected to the network.
Link indicator is green
The NIC is connected to a valid network link
at 1000 Mbps.
Link indicator is amber
The NIC is connected to a valid network link
at 10/100 Mbps.
Activity indicator is green Network data is being sent or received.
Power Indicator Codes
The power supplies have an indicator that shows whether power is present or
whether a power fault has occurred.
•
Not lit—AC power is not connected.
•
Green—In standby mode, indicates that a valid AC source is connected
to the power supply, and that the power supply is operational. When the
system is on, it also indicates that the power supply is providing DC power
to the system.
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•
Amber—Indicates a problem with the power supply.
•
Alternating green and amber—When hot-adding a power supply, this
indicates that the power supply is mismatched with the other power
supply. Replace the power supply that has the flashing indicator with a
power supply that matches the capacity of the other installed power
supply.
Figure 1-5. Power Supply Status Indicator
1
1
20
power supply status
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Diagnostic Lights
The four diagnostic indicator lights on the system front panel display error
codes during system startup. Table 1-1 lists the causes and possible corrective
actions associated with these codes. A highlighted circle indicates the light is
on; a non-highlighted circle indicates the light is off.
Table 1-1.
Code
Diagnostic Indicator Codes
Causes
Corrective Action
The system is in a normal Plug the system into a working
off condition or a possible electrical outlet and press the
pre-BIOS failure has
power button.
occurred.
The diagnostic lights are
not lit after the system
successfully boots to the
operating system.
The system is in a normal Information only.
operating condition
after POST.
BIOS checksum failure
detected; system is in
recovery mode.
See "Getting Help" on page 157.
Possible processor failure. See "Troubleshooting Processors"
on page 145.
Memory failure.
See "Troubleshooting System
Memory" on page 137.
Possible expansion card
failure.
See "Troubleshooting Expansion
Cards" on page 143.
Possible video failure.
See "Getting Help" on page 157.
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Table 1-1.
Code
22
Diagnostic Indicator Codes
Causes
Corrective Action
Hard drive failure.
Ensure that the hard drive is
properly connected. See "Hard
Drives" on page 69 for
information on the drives
installed in your system.
Possible USB failure.
See "Troubleshooting a USB
Device" on page 130.
No memory modules
detected.
See "Troubleshooting System
Memory" on page 137.
System board failure.
See "Getting Help" on page 157.
Memory configuration
error.
See "Troubleshooting System
Memory" on page 137.
Possible system board
resource and/or system
board hardware failure.
See "Getting Help" on page 157.
Possible system resource
configuration error.
See "Contacting Dell" on
page 157.
Other failure.
Ensure that the optical drive,
and hard drives are properly
connected. See "Troubleshooting
Your System" on page 129 for the
appropriate drive installed in your
system. If the problem persists,
see "Getting Help" on page 157.
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System Messages
System messages appear on the screen to notify you of a possible problem
with the system.
NOTE: If you receive a system message not listed in the table, check the
documentation for the application that is running or the operating system's
documentation for an explanation of the message and recommended action.
Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
128-bit Advanced
ECC mode
disabled. For
128-bit Advanced
ECC, DIMMs must
be installed in
pairs. Pairs must
be matched in
size and
geometry.
The Advanced ECC option
was enabled in BIOS,
but is no longer valid due to
an unsupported memory
configuration, possibly a
faulty or removed memory
module. The Advanced
ECC setting has
been disabled.
Check other messages for a
faulty memory module.
Reconfigure the memory
modules for Advanced
ECC mode. See "System
Memory" on page 82.
Alert! Advanced
ECC Memory Mode
disabled! Memory
configuration
does not support
Advanced ECC
Memory Mode.
Advanced ECC Memory
Mode was enabled in the
system setup program, but
the current configuration
does not support Advanced
ECC Memory Mode.
A memory module
may be faulty.
Ensure that the memory
modules are installed in a
configuration that supports
Advanced ECC Memory
Mode. Check other system
messages for additional
information for possible
causes. For memory
configuration information,
see "General Memory
Module
Installation Guidelines" on
page 83. If the problem
persists,
see "Troubleshooting System
Memory" on page 137.
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Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
Alert! iDRAC6 not The optional iDRAC6 is not Wait for the system
responding.
responding to BIOS
to reboot.
Rebooting.
communication either
because it is not functioning
properly or has not
completed initialization.
The system reboots.
Alert! iDRAC6 not
responding.
Power required
may exceed PSU
wattage.
The optional iDRAC6
has hung.
The optional iDRAC6 was
remotely reset while
system was booting.
Remove AC power to the
system for 10 seconds and
restart the system.
Alert!
After AC recovery, the
Continuing
optional iDRAC6 takes
system boot
longer than normal to boot.
accepts the risk
that system may
power down
without warning.
Alert! Node
Interleaving
disabled! Memory
configuration
does not support
Node
Interleaving.
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The memory configuration
does not support node
interleaving, or the
configuration has changed
(for example, a memory
module has failed) so that
node interleaving cannot be
supported. The system still
runs, but without node
interleaving.
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Ensure that the memory
modules are installed in a
configuration that supports
node interleaving.
Check other system
messages for additional
information for possible
causes. For memory
configuration information,
see "General Memory
Module
Installation Guidelines" on
page 83. If the problem
persists,
see "Troubleshooting System
Memory" on page 137.
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Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
Alert! Power
required exceeds
PSU wattage.
Check PSU and
system
configuration.
The system configuration
of processor(s),
memory modules,
and expansion cards may
not be supported by the
power supplies.
If any system components
were just upgraded,
return the system to the
previous configuration.
If the system boots without
this warning, then the
replaced component(s) are
not supported with this
power supply. If Energy
Smart power supplies are
installed, replace them with
High Output power supplies
to use the components.
See "Power Supplies" on
page 79.
Alert! Redundant
memory disabled!
Memory
configuration
does not support
redundant
memory.
Memory Sparing or Memory
Mirroring was enabled in the
system setup program, but
the current configuration
does not support redundant
memory. A memory module
may be faulty.
Check the memory modules
for failure. See
"Troubleshooting System
Memory" on page 137.
Reset the memory setting,
if appropriate. See "Using
the System Setup Program
and UEFI Boot Manager" on
page 41.
Alert! System
fatal error
during previous
boot.
An error caused the
system to reboot.
Check other system
messages for additional
information for possible
causes.
BIOS
MANUFACTURING
MODE detected.
MANUFACTURING
MODE will be
cleared before
the next boot.
System reboot
required for
normal
operation.
System is in manufacturing
mode.
Reboot to take the system
out of manufacturing mode.
Alert!
Continuing
system boot
accepts the risk
that system may
power down
without warning.
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Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
BIOS Update
Attempt Failed!
Remote BIOS update
attempt failed.
Retry the BIOS update.
If problem persists,
see "Getting Help" on
page 157.
Caution!
NVRAM_CLR jumper is
NVRAM_CLR jumper installed in the clear setting.
is installed on
CMOS has been cleared.
system board.
Please run SETUP.
Move the NVRAM_CLR
jumper to the default
position (pins 3 and 5).
See Figure 6-1 for jumper
location. Restart the system
and re-enter the BIOS
settings. See "Using the
System Setup Program and
UEFI Boot Manager" on
page 41.
CPU set to
minimum
frequency.
The processor speed may be
intentionally set lower for
power conservation.
If not an intentional setting,
check any other system
messages for possible causes.
CPU x installed
with no memory.
Memory modules are
Install memory modules for
required but not installed in the processor. See "System
the indicated processor’s
Memory" on page 82.
memory slots.
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Message
Causes
CPUs with
different cache
sizes detected.
Mismatched processors have Ensure that all processors
been installed in the system. have the same cache size,
number of cores and logical
processors, and power rating.
Ensure that the processors
are properly installed. See
"Processors" on page 107.
CPUs with
different core
sizes detected!
System halted.
Corrective Actions
CPUs with
different
logical
processors
detected! System
halted.
CPUs with
different power
rating detected!
System halted.
Current boot mode
is set to UEFI.
Please ensure
compatible
bootable media
is available.
Use the system
setup program to
change the boot
mode as needed.
The system failed to boot
because UEFI boot mode is
enabled in BIOS and the
boot operating system is
non-UEFI.
Ensure that the boot mode is
set correctly and that the
proper bootable media is
available. See "Using the
System Setup Program and
UEFI Boot Manager" on
page 41.
Decreasing
available
memory.
Faulty or improperly installed Reseat the memory modules.
memory modules.
See "Troubleshooting
System Memory" on
page 137.
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Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
DIMM
configuration on
each CPU should
match.
Invalid memory
configuration on a
dual-processor system.
The memory module
configuration for each
processor must be identical.
Ensure that the memory
modules are installed in a
valid configuration.
See "General Memory
Module
Installation Guidelines" on
page 83.
Embedded NICx and
NICy:
OS NIC=<ENABLED
|DISABLED>,
Management
Shared NIC=
<ENABLED
|DISABLED>
The OS NIC interface is set
in BIOS. The Management
Shared NIC interface is set
in management tools.
Check the system
management software or the
System Setup program for
NIC settings. If a problem is
indicated, see
"Troubleshooting a NIC" on
page 131.
Error 8602 Auxiliary Device
Failure. Verify
that mouse and
keyboard are
securely
attached to
correct
connectors.
Mouse or keyboard cable is
loose or improperly
connected.
Reseat the mouse or
keyboard cable.
Defective mouse or keyboard. Ensure that the mouse or
keyboard is operational.
See "Troubleshooting a USB
Device" on page 130.
Gate A20 failure. Faulty keyboard controller;
faulty system board.
See "Getting Help" on
page 157.
Invalid
configuration
information please run SETUP
program.
An invalid system
configuration caused a
system halt.
Run the System Setup
program and review the
current settings. See "Using
the System Setup Program
and UEFI Boot Manager" on
page 41.
Invalid PCIe card
found in the
Internal_Storage
slot!
The system halted because
an invalid PCIe expansion
card is installed in the
dedicated storage controller
slot.
Remove the PCIe expansion
card and install the
integrated storage controller
in the dedicated slot. See
"RAID Battery (Optional)"
on page 115.
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Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
Keyboard fuse has Overcurrent detected at the
failed.
keyboard connector.
See "Getting Help" on
page 157.
Local keyboard
The USB ports are disabled
may not work
in the system BIOS.
because all user
accessible USB
ports are
disabled.
If operating
locally, power
cycle the system
and enter system
setup program to
change settings.
Power down and restart the
system from the power
button, and then enter the
System Setup program to
enable the USB port(s).
See "Entering the System
Setup Program" on page 42.
Manufacturing
mode detected.
System is in manufacturing
mode.
Reboot to take the system
out of manufacturing mode.
Maximum rank
count exceeded.
The following
DIMM has been
disabled: x.
Invalid memory
configuration. The system
runs but with the specified
memory module disabled.
Ensure that the memory
modules are installed in a
valid configuration. See
"General Memory Module
Installation Guidelines" on
page 83.
Memory
Initialization
Warning: Memory
size may be
reduced.
Invalid memory
configuration. The system
runs but with less memory
than is physically available.
Ensure that the memory
modules are installed in a
valid configuration.
See "General Memory
Module
Installation Guidelines" on
page 83.
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Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
Memory set to
minimum
frequency.
The memory frequency may If not an intentional setting,
be intentionally set lower for check any other system
power conservation.
messages for possible causes.
The current memory
Ensure that your memory
configuration may support
configuration supports the
only the minimum frequency. higher frequency.
See "General Memory
Module
Installation Guidelines" on
page 83.
Memory tests
terminated by
keystroke.
POST memory test was
terminated by pressing the
spacebar.
Information only.
MEMTEST lane
failure
detected on x.
Invalid memory
configuration. Mismatched
memory modules are
installed.
Ensure that the memory
modules are installed in a
valid configuration.
See "General Memory
Module
Installation Guidelines" on
page 83.
Mirror mode
disabled. For
mirror mode,
DIMMs must be
installed in
pairs. Pairs must
be matched in
size and
geometry.
The memory configuration
does not match the setting in
BIOS. The BIOS setting has
been disabled.
Reconfigure the memory
modules for Memory
Mirroring mode. See
"System Memory" on
page 82.
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Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
No boot device
available.
Faulty or missing optical
drive subsystem, hard drive,
or hard drive subsystem, or
no bootable USB key
installed.
Use a bootable USB key,
optical drive, or hard drive.
If the problem persists, see
"Troubleshooting a USB
Device" on page 130,
"Troubleshooting an Internal
USB Key" on page 139, and
"Troubleshooting a Hard
Drive" on page 140.
See "Using the System Setup
Program and
UEFI Boot Manager" on
page 41 for information on
setting the order of boot
devices.
No boot sector on Incorrect configuration
hard drive.
settings in System Setup
program, or no operating
system on hard drive.
No timer tick
interrupt.
Faulty system board.
Faulty or improperly
PCIe Training
installed PCIe card in the
Error: Expected
Link Width is x, specified slot.
Actual Link Width
is y.
Check the hard drive
configuration settings in the
System Setup program.
See "Using the System Setup
Program and
UEFI Boot Manager" on
page 41. If necessary, install
the operating system on your
hard drive. See your
operating system
documentation.
See "Getting Help" on
page 157.
Reseat the PCIe card in the
specified slot number.
See "Troubleshooting
Expansion Cards" on
page 143. If the problem
persists, see "Getting Help"
on page 157.
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Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
Plug & Play
Configuration
Error.
Error encountered in
initializing PCIe device;
faulty system board.
Install the NVRAM_CLR
jumper in the clear position
(pins 1 and 3) and reboot the
system. See Figure 6-1 for
jumper location. If the
problem persists,
see "Troubleshooting
Expansion Cards" on
page 143.
Quad rank DIMM
Invalid memory
detected after
configuration.
single rank or
dual rank DIMM in
socket.
Read fault.
Requested sector
not found.
SATA Port x
device not
found.
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The operating system cannot
read from the hard drive,
optical drive, or USB device,
the system could not find a
particular sector on the disk,
or the requested sector is
defective.
Ensure that the memory
modules are installed in a
valid configuration.
See "General Memory
Module
Installation Guidelines" on
page 83.
Replace the optical medium,
USB medium, or USB
device. Ensure that the USB
cables, SAS/SATA backplane
cables, or optical drive cables
are properly connected.
See "Troubleshooting a USB
Device" on page 130 or
"Troubleshooting a Hard
Drive" on page 140, for the
appropriate drive(s) installed
in your system.
There is no device connected Information only.
to the specified SATA port.
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Message
Causes
Sector not found. Faulty hard drive, USB
device, or USB medium.
Seek error.
Seek operation
failed.
Corrective Actions
Replace the USB medium or
device. Ensure that the USB
or SAS backplane cables are
properly connected. See
"Troubleshooting a USB
Device" on page 130 or
"Troubleshooting a Hard
Drive" on page 140 for the
appropriate drive(s) installed
in your system.
Shutdown
failure.
General system error.
See "Getting Help" on
page 157.
Sparing mode
disabled. For
sparing mode,
matched sets
of three must
be populated
across slots.
The memory configuration
does not match the setting
in BIOS. The BIOS setting
has been disabled.
Reconfigure the memory
modules for Memory
Sparing mode. See "System
Memory" on page 82.
The amount of
Memory has been added or
system memory has removed or a memory
changed.
module may be faulty.
If memory has been added or
removed, this message is
informative and can be
ignored. If memory has not
been added or removed,
check the SEL to determine
if single-bit or multi-bit
errors were detected and
replace the faulty memory
module.
See "Troubleshooting
System Memory" on
page 137.
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Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
The following
DIMMs should
match in
Invalid memory
configuration. The specified
memory modules do not
match in size, number of
ranks, or number of
data lanes.
Ensure that the memory
modules are installed in a
valid configuration.
See "General Memory
Module
Installation Guidelines" on
page 83.
geometry:
x,x,...
The following
DIMMs should
match in rank
count: x,x,...
The following
DIMMs should
match in size:
x,x,...
The following
DIMMs should
match in size
and geometry:
x,x,...
The following
DIMMs should
match in size
and rank count:
x,x,...
Thermal sensor
not detected
on x.
A memory module without a Replace the memory
thermal sensor is installed in module. See "System
the specified memory slot.
Memory" on page 82.
Time-of-day
clock stopped.
Faulty battery or faulty chip. See "Troubleshooting the
System Battery" on page 134.
Time-of-day not
set - please run
SETUP program.
Incorrect Time or Date
settings; faulty system
battery.
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Check the Time and Date
settings. See "Using the
System Setup Program and
UEFI Boot Manager" on
page 41. If the problem
persists, replace the system
battery. See "System Battery"
on page 112.
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Message
Causes
Timer chip
Faulty system board.
counter 2 failed.
Corrective Actions
See "Getting Help" on
page 157.
TPM
configuration
operation
honored. System
will now reset.
A TPM configuration
Information only.
command has been entered.
The system reboots and
executes the command.
TPM
configuration
operation is
pending. Press
(I) to Ignore
OR (M) to Modify
to allow this
change and reset
the system.
This message displays during Enter I or M to proceed.
system restart after a TPM
configuration command has
been entered. User
interaction is required to
proceed.
WARNING:
Modifying could
prevent
security.
TPM failure.
A Trusted Platform Module
(TPM) function has failed.
See "Getting Help" on
page 157.
Unable to launch
System Services
image. System
halted!
System halted after <F10>
keystroke because System
Services image is either
corrupted in the system
firmware or has been lost due
to system board replacement.
Restart the system and
update the Lifecycle
Controller repository to the
latest software to restore full
functionality. See the
Lifecycle Controller User
Guide for more information.
The optional iDRAC6
Enterprise card flash memory Restore the flash memory
or BMC SPI flash may be
using the latest version on
corrupted.
support.dell.com. See the
Integrated Dell™ Remote
Access Controller 6
(iDRAC6) User Guide for
instructions on performing a
field replacement of the
flash memory.
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Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
Unexpected
interrupt in
protected mode.
Improperly seated memory
modules or faulty
keyboard/mouse
controller chip.
Reseat the memory modules.
See "Troubleshooting
System Memory" on
page 137. If the problem
persists, see "Getting Help"
on page 157.
Unsupported CPU
combination.
Processor(s) is not supported Install a supported processor
by the system.
or processor combination.
See "Processors" on
page 107.
Unsupported CPU
stepping
detected.
Unsupported DIMM
detected. The
following DIMM
has been
disabled: x.
Invalid memory
configuration. The system
runs but with the specified
memory module disabled.
Ensure that the memory
modules are installed in a
valid configuration. See
"General Memory Module
Installation Guidelines" on
page 83.
Unsupported
memory
configuration.
DIMM mismatch
across slots
detected:
x,x,...
Invalid memory
configuration.
Memory modules are
mismatched in the
specified slots.
Ensure that the memory
modules are installed in a
valid configuration.
See "General Memory
Module
Installation Guidelines" on
page 83.
Unused memory
detected. DIMM’s
installed in the
following slot
are not available
when in mirror
mode: x,x,x.
The memory configuration
is not optimal for
mirroring Mode.
Modules in the
specified slots are unused.
Reconfigure the memory for
Memory Mirroring Mode, or
change the memory mode to
Optimized or Sparing in the
BIOS setup screen. See
"System Memory" on
page 82.
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Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
Unused memory
detected. DIMM’s
installed in the
following slot
are not available
when in 128-bit
advanced ECC
mode: x,x,x.
The memory configuration is
not optimal for Advanced
ECC Memory Mode.
Modules in the specified
slots are unused.
Reconfigure the memory for
Advanced ECC Memory
Mode, or change the
memory mode to Optimized
or Sparing in the BIOS setup
screen. See "System
Memory" on page 82.
Warning: A fatal A fatal system error
error has caused occurred and caused the
system reset!
system to reboot.
Please check the
system event log!
Warning: Control
Panel is not
installed.
Check the SEL for
information that was logged
during the error. See the
applicable troubleshooting
section in "Troubleshooting
Your System" on page 129 for
any faulty components
specified in the SEL.
The control panel is not
Install the control panel, or
installed or has a faulty cable check the cable connections
connection.
between the display module,
the control panel board,
and the system board.
See "Integrated Storage
Controller Card" on page 97.
Warning! No micro Micro code update failed.
code update
loaded for
processor n.
Update the BIOS firmware.
See "Getting Help" on
page 157.
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Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
Warning! Power
required exceeds
PSU wattage.
Check PSU and
system
configuration.
The system configuration of
processor(s), memory
modules, and expansion
cards may not be supported
by the power supplies.
If any system components
were just upgraded,
return the system to the
previous configuration. If
the system boots without
this warning, then the
replaced component(s) are
not supported with this
power supply. If Energy
Smart power supplies are
installed, replace them with
the High Output power
supplies to use the
components. See "Power
Supplies" on page 79.
Warning! PSU
mismatch. PSU
redundancy lost.
Check PSU.
A High Output power supply
and an Energy Smart power
supply are installed in the
system at the same time.
Install two High Output
or two Energy Smart power
supplies in the system.
Warning!
Unsupported
memory
configuration
detected. The
memory
configuration is
not optimal. The
recommended
memory
configuration
is: <message>
Invalid memory
configuration. The system
runs but with reduced
functionality.
Ensure that the memory
modules are installed in a
valid configuration.
See "General Memory
Module
Installation Guidelines" on
page 83. If the
problem persists,
see "Troubleshooting System
Memory" on page 137.
Warning!
Performance
degraded. CPU and
memory set to
minimum
frequencies to
meet PSU wattage.
System will
reboot.
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You can also run the system
on one power supply until
you can obtain two power
supplies of the same type.
See "Troubleshooting Power
Supplies" on page 135.
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Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
Write fault.
Faulty USB device, USB
medium, optical drive
assembly, hard drive, or hard
drive subsystem.
Replace the USB medium or
device. Ensure that the USB,
SAS backplane, or SATA
cables are properly
connected.
See "Troubleshooting a USB
Device" on page 130,
"Troubleshooting an Internal
USB Key" on page 139,
and "Troubleshooting a Hard
Drive" on page 140.
Write fault on
selected drive.
NOTE: For the full name of an abbreviation or acronym used in this table, see the
Glossary at support.dell.com.
Warning Messages
A warning message alerts you to a possible problem and prompts you to
respond before the system continues a task. Warning messages usually
interrupt the task and require you to respond by typing y (yes) or n (no).
NOTE: Warning messages are generated by either the application or the
operating system. For more information, see the documentation that
accompanied the application or operating system.
Diagnostics Messages
The system diagnostic utilities may issue messages if you run diagnostic tests
on your system. See "Running the Embedded System Diagnostics" on
page 148 for more information about system diagnostics.
Alert Messages
Systems management software generates alert messages for your system.
Alert messages include information, status, warning, and failure messages
for drive, temperature, fan, and power conditions. For more information,
see the systems management software documentation.
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Other Information You May Need
WARNING: See the safety and regulatory information that shipped with your
system. Warranty information may be included within this document or as a
separate document.
•
The rack documentation included with your rack solution describes how to
install your system into a rack.
•
The Getting Started Guide provides an overview of system features,
setting up your system, and technical specifications.
•
Any media that ships with your system that provides documentation and
tools for configuring and managing your system, including those
pertaining to the operating system, system management software,
system updates, and system components that you purchased
with your system.
•
The Lifecycle Controller User Guide provides information about setting up
the controller, configuring hardware and firmware, and deploying the
operating system.
NOTE: Always check for updates on support.dell.com/manuals and read the
updates first because they often supersede information in other documents.
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Using the System Setup Program
and UEFI Boot Manager
The System Setup program is the BIOS program that enables you to manage
your system hardware and specify BIOS-level options. From the System Setup
program, you can:
•
Change the NVRAM settings after you add or remove hardware
•
View the system hardware configuration
•
Enable or disable integrated devices
•
Set performance and power management thresholds
•
Manage system security
Choosing the System Boot Mode
The System Setup program also enables you to specify the boot mode for
installing your operating system:
•
BIOS boot mode (the default) is the standard BIOS-level boot interface.
•
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot mode is an enhanced
64-bit boot interface based on Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
(UEFI) specifications that overlays the system BIOS. See "Entering the
UEFI Boot Manager" on page 54 for more information on this interface.
You select the boot mode in the Boot Mode field of the Boot Settings screen of
the System Setup program. See "Boot Settings Screen" on page 47. Once you
specify the boot mode, the system boots in that mode and you proceed then
to install your operating system from that mode. Thereafter, you must boot
the system to the same boot mode (BIOS or UEFI) to access the installed
operating system. Trying to boot the operating system from the other boot
mode causes the system to halt immediately at startup.
NOTE: Operating systems must be UEFI-compatible (for example, Microsoft®
Windows Server® 2008 x64 version) to be installed from the UEFI boot mode.
DOS and 32-bit operating systems do not support UEFI and can only be installed
from the BIOS boot mode.
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Entering the System Setup Program
1 Turn on or restart your system.
2 Press <F2> after you see the following message:
<F2> = System Setup
NOTE: The system does not respond until the USB keyboard is active.
If your operating system begins to load before you press <F2>, allow the
system to finish booting, and then restart your system and try again.
Responding to Error Messages
If an error message appears while the system is booting, make a note of the
message. See "System Messages" on page 23 for an explanation of the message
and suggestions for correcting errors.
NOTE: After installing a memory upgrade, it is normal for your system to
display a message that the system memory size has changed the first time you
start your system.
Using the System Setup Program Navigation Keys
Keys
Action
Up arrow or <Shift><Tab>
Moves to the previous field.
Down arrow or <Tab>
Moves to the next field.
<Enter>, <Spacebar>, <+>,
<–>, left and right arrows
Cycles through the settings in a field. In many
fields, you can also type the appropriate value.
<Esc>
Exits the System Setup program and restarts the
system if any changes were made.
<F1>
Displays the System Setup program's help file.
NOTE: For most of the options, any changes that you make are recorded but do not
take effect until you restart the system.
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System Setup Options
Main Screen
Figure 2-1.
Main System Setup Program Screen
NOTE: The options for the System Setup program change based on the
system configuration.
NOTE: The System Setup program defaults are listed under their respective options
in the following sections, where applicable.
Option
Description
System Time
Sets the time on the system's internal clock.
System Date
Sets the date on the system's internal calendar.
Memory Settings
Displays information related to installed memory. See "Memory
Settings Screen" on page 45.
Processor Settings Displays information related to processors (speed, cache size,
and so on). See "Processor Settings Screen" on page 45.
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Option
Description
SATA Settings
(Optional)
See "SATA Settings Screen (Optional)" on page 47.
Boot Settings
See "Boot Settings Screen" on page 47.
Integrated Devices See "Integrated Devices Screen" on page 48.
PCI IRQ
Assignment
Displays a screen to change the IRQ assigned to each of the
integrated devices on the PCI bus, and any installed expansion
card that requires an IRQ.
Serial
Communication
(Off default)
See "Serial Communication Screen" on page 49.
Power
Management
Enables you to manage power usage of the processor, fans, and
memory modules with preconfigured or customized settings.
See "Power Management Screen" on page 51.
System Security
Displays a screen to configure the system password and setup
password features. See "System Security Screen" on page 52,
"Using the System Password" on page 56, and "Using the Setup
Password" on page 58 for more information.
Keyboard
NumLock
(On default)
Determines whether your system starts up with the NumLock
mode activated on 101- or 102-key keyboards (does not apply to
84-key keyboards).
Report Keyboard
Errors
(Report default)
Enables or disables reporting of keyboard errors during the
POST. Select Report for host systems that have keyboards
attached. Select Do Not Report to suppress all error messages
relating to the keyboard or keyboard controller during POST.
This setting does not affect the operation of the keyboard itself if
a keyboard is attached to the system.
F1/F2 Prompt on
Error (Enabled
default)
Enables the system to halt on errors during POST, which allows
the user to observe events that may scroll by unnoticed during
normal POST. You can select F1 to continue or F2 to enter the
System Setup program.
CAUTION: When setting this option to Disabled, the system
does not halt if an error occurs during POST. Any critical
errors is displayed and logged in the system event log.
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Memory Settings Screen
Option
Description
System Memory Size
Displays the system memory size.
System Memory Type
Displays the system memory type.
System Memory Speed
Displays the system memory speed.
Video Memory
Displays the video memory size.
System Memory Testing
(Enabled default)
Specifies whether system memory tests are run at system
boot. Options are Enabled and Disabled.
Memory Operating Mode
This field displays the type of memory operation if a
valid memory configuration is installed. When set to
Optimizer Mode, the memory controllers run
independently of each other for improved memory
performance. When set to Mirror Mode, memory
mirroring is enabled. When set to Advanced ECC
Mode, two controllers are joined in 128-bit mode
running multi-bit advanced ECC. For information about
the memory modes, see "System Memory" on page 82.
NOTE: The Spare Mode option may not be present
on all systems.
Node Interleaving
(Disabled default)
If this field is Enabled, memory interleaving is supported
if a symmetric memory configuration is installed. If
Disabled, the system supports Non-Uniform Memory
architecture (NUMA) (asymmetric) memory
configurations.
NOTE: The Node Interleaving field must be set to Disabled
when using Mirror mode.
Processor Settings Screen
Option
Description
64-bit
Specifies if the processor(s) support 64-bit extensions.
Core Speed
Displays the processor clock speed.
Bus Speed
Displays the processor bus speed.
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Option
Description
Logical Processor
(Enabled default)
Each processor core supports up to two logical
processors. If this field is set to Enabled, the BIOS
reports both logical processors. If set to Disabled,
only one logical processor is monitored by the BIOS.
Virtualization Technology
(Disabled default)
Enabled permits virtualization software to use the
virtualization technology incorporated in the processor.
NOTE: Disable this feature if your system will not be
running virtualization software.
Adjacent Cache Line
Prefetch
(Enabled default)
Enables high utilization of sequential memory access.
NOTE: Disable this option for applications that require
high utilization of random memory access.
Hardware Prefetcher
(Enabled default)
Enables or disables the hardware prefetcher.
Execute Disable
(Enabled default)
Enables or disables Execute Disable Memory Protection
Technology.
Number of Cores per
Processor
(All default)
If set to All, the maximum number of cores in each
processor is enabled.
Turbo Mode
(Enabled default)
If Turbo Boost Technology is supported by the
processor(s), enables or disables Turbo Mode.
C States
(Enabled default)
When set to Enabled, the processor(s) can operate in all
available power states.
Processor 1 Family -Model- Displays the family, model, and stepping of the selected
Stepping
processor.
Processor 2 Family -Model- Displays the family, model, and stepping of the
Stepping
selected processor.
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SATA Settings Screen (Optional)
Option
Description
SATA controller
(ATA Mode default)
ATA Mode enables the integrated SATA controller. RAID
Mode enables the integrated SATA controller to RAID
mode. Off disables the controller.
NOTE: When set to RAID mode, all ports are set to OFF.
Port A
(Auto default)
Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to
SATA port A. Off disables BIOS support for the device.
Port B
(Off default)
Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to
SATA port B. Off disables BIOS support for the device.
Port C
(Off default)
Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to
SATA port C. Off disables BIOS support for the device.
Port D
(Off default)
Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to
SATA port D. Off disables BIOS support for the device.
Port E
(Off default)
Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to
SATA port E. Off disables BIOS support for the device.
Boot Settings Screen
Option
Boot Mode
(BIOS default)
Description
CAUTION: Switching the boot mode could prevent
the system from booting if the operating system was
not installed in the same boot mode.
If the system operating system supports UEFI, you can
set this option to UEFI. Setting this field to BIOS allows
compatibility with non-UEFI operating systems.
NOTE: Setting this field to UEFI disables the Boot
Sequence, Hard-Disk Drive Sequence, and USB Flash Drive
Emulation Type fields.
Boot Sequence
If Boot Mode is set to BIOS, this field indicates to the
system the location of the operating system files needed
for startup. If Boot Mode is set to UEFI, you can access
the UEFI boot manager utility by rebooting the system
and pressing F11 when prompted to do so.
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Option
Description
Hard-Disk Drive
Sequence
Determines the order in which the BIOS attempts to
boot from hard drives in the system during system
startup.
USB Flash Drive
Emulation Type
(Auto default)
Determines the emulation type for a USB flash drive.
Hard disk allows the USB flash drive to act as a hard
drive. Floppy allows the USB flash drive to act as a
removable diskette drive. Auto automatically chooses an
emulation type.
Boot Sequence Retry
(Disabled default)
If this field is enabled and the system has failed to boot,
the system reattempts to boot after 30 seconds.
Integrated Devices Screen
Option
Description
Integrated SAS
Controller
(Enabled default)
Enables or disables the integrated storage controller.
User Accessible USB
Ports
(All Ports On default)
Enables or disables the user-accessible USB ports. Options
are All Ports On, Only Back Ports On, and All Ports Off.
Internal USB Port 1
(On default)
Enables or disables the internal USB port.
Internal USB Port 2
(On default)
Enables or disables the internal USB port.
Embedded NIC1 and
NIC2
(Enabled default)
Enables or disables the OS interface of the two embedded
NICs. (The NICs may also be accessed through the
system’s management controller.)
Embedded Gb NICx
(NIC1 default: Enabled
with PXE;
Other NICs: Enabled)
Enables or disables the embedded NICs. Options are
Enabled, Enabled with PXE, and Enabled with iSCSI
Boot. PXE support allows the system to boot from the
network.
MAC Address
Displays the MAC address for the NIC.
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Option
Description
OS Watchdog Timer
(Disabled default)
Sets a timer to monitor the operating system for activity,
and aids in recovery if the system stops responding.
When Enabled, the operating system is allowed
to initialize the timer. When Disabled, the timer is
not initialized.
NOTE: This feature is usable only with operating systems
that support WDAT implementations of the Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) 3.0b specification.
I/OAT DMA Engine
(Disabled default)
Enables or disables the I/O acceleration technology
(I/OAT). This feature should only be enabled if the
hardware and software support I/OAT.
Embedded Video
Controller
(Enabled default)
Displays the total amount of video memory available in
the embedded video controller.
PCI IRQ Assignments Screen
Option
Description
Embedded X-treme PCI
Adapter
Use the <+> and <-> keys to manually select an IRQ
for a given device, or select Default to allow the BIOS to
select an IRQ value at system startup.
Serial Communication Screen
Option
Description
Serial Communication
(On without Console
Redirection default)
Selects whether the serial communication devices
(Serial Device 1 and Serial Device 2) are enabled in
BIOS. BIOS console redirection can also be enabled and
the port address used can be specified.
Options are On without Console Redirection, On with
Console Redirection via COM1, On with Console
Redirection via COM2, and Off.
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Option
Description
Serial Port Address
(Serial Device 1=COM1,
Serial Device 2=COM2
default)
Sets the serial port addresses for the two serial devices.
External Serial Connector
(Serial Device1 default)
NOTE: Only Serial Device 2 can be used for Serial Over
LAN (SOL). To use console redirection by SOL, configure
the same port address for console redirection and the
serial device.
Specifies whether Serial Device 1, Serial Device 2,
or Remote Access Device has access to the
external serial connector.
NOTE: Only Serial Device 2 can be used for Serial Over
LAN (SOL). To use console redirection by SOL,
configure the same port address for console redirection
and the serial device.
Failsafe Baud Rate
(115200 default)
Displays the failsafe baud rate used for console
redirection. BIOS attempts to determine the baud rate
automatically. This failsafe baud rate is used only if the
attempt fails. This rate should not be adjusted.
Remote Terminal Type
(VT100/VT220 default)
Sets the remote console terminal type, either
VT100/VT220 or ANSI.
Redirection After Boot
(Enabled default)
Enables or disables BIOS console redirection when the
operating system is loaded.
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Power Management Screen
Option
Description
Power
Management
(Active Power
Controller
default)
Options are OS Control, Active Power Controller, Custom,
or Maximum Performance. For all but the Custom setting, the
BIOS pre-configures the power settings on this screen as follows:
• OS Control sets the CPU power to OS DBPM, the fan power to
Minimum Power, and the memory power to Maximum
Performance. In this setting, all processor performance
information is passed from the system BIOS to the operating
system for control. The operating system sets the processor
performance based on processor utilization.
• Active Power Controller sets the CPU power to System DBPM,
the fan power to Minimum Power, and the memory power to
Maximum Performance. The BIOS sets the processor
performance based on processor utilization.
• Maximum Performance sets all fields to Maximum
Performance.
CPU Power and
Performance
Management
Options are OS DBPM, System DBPM, Maximum
Performance, or Minimum Power.
Fan Power and
Performance
Management
Options are Maximum Performance or Minimum Power.
Memory Power
and Performance
Management
Options are Maximum Performance, a specified frequency, or
Minimum Power.
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System Security Screen
Option
Description
System Password
Displays the current status of the password security
feature and allows a new system password assignment and
verification.
NOTE: See "Using the System Password" on page 56 for
more information.
Setup Password
Restricts access to the System Setup program by using a
setup password.
NOTE: See "Using the System Password" on page 56 for
more information.
Password Status
(Unlocked default)
When Setup Password is assigned and this field is
Locked, the system password cannot be changed or
disabled at system start-up.
See "Using the System Password" on page 56 for more
information.
TPM Security
(Off default)
Sets the reporting of the Trusted Platform Module
(TPM) in the system.
If Off, the presence of the TPM is not reported to the
operating system.
If On with Pre-boot Measurements, the system reports
the TPM to the operating system and stores the pre-boot
measurements to the TPM during POST.
If On without Pre-boot Measurements, the system
reports the TPM to the operating system and bypasses
pre-boot measurements.
TPM Activation
(No Change default)
When set to Activate, the TPM is enabled to default
settings. When set to Deactivate, the TPM is disabled.
The No Change state initiates no action. The operational
state of the TPM remains unchanged (all user settings for
the TPM are preserved).
NOTE: This field is read-only when TPM Security is set
to Off.
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Option
Description
CAUTION: Clearing the TPM loses all encryption
keys in the TPM. This option prevents booting to the
operating system and results in data loss if the
encryption keys cannot be restored. Back up the
TPM keys prior to enabling this option.
TPM Clear
(No default)
When set to Yes, all TPM contents are cleared.
NOTE: This field is read-only when TPM Security
is set to Off.
Power Button
(Enabled default)
If Enabled, the power button can turn the system's power
off and on. On an ACPI-compliant operating system, the
system performs an orderly shutdown before power is
turned off.
When Disabled, the button can only turn on
system power.
NMI Button
(Disabled default)
CAUTION: Use the NMI button only if directed to
do so by qualified support personnel or by the
operating system's documentation. Pressing this
button halts the operating system and displays a
diagnostic screen.
Enables or disables the NMI feature.
AC Power Recovery
(Last default)
Determines how the system reacts when power is
restored. If set to Last, the system returns to the last
power state. On turns on the system after power is
restored. Off allows the system to remain off after power
is restored.
AC Power Recovery Delay Determines when the system restarts after power is
restored. Options are Immediate (no delay),
(Immediate default)
Random (between 30 to 240 seconds for iDRAC,
or 45 to 240 seconds for BMC), or User Defined.
User Defined Delay
Determines the user defined AC Recovery Delay.
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Exit Screen
Press <Esc> to exit the System Setup program; the Exit screen displays:
•
Save Changes and Exit
•
Discard Changes and Exit
•
Return to Setup
Entering the UEFI Boot Manager
NOTE: Operating systems must be 64-bit UEFI-compatible (for example,
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 x 64 version) to be installed from
the UEFI boot mode. DOS and 32-bit operating systems can only be installed
from the BIOS boot mode.
NOTE: The Boot Mode must be set to UEFI in the System Setup program to access
the UEFI Boot Manager.
The UEFI Boot Manager enables you to:
•
Add, delete, and arrange boot options
•
Access the System Setup program and BIOS-level boot options without
rebooting
1 Turn on or restart your system.
2 Press <F11> after you see the following message:
<F11> = UEFI Boot Manager
NOTE: The system does not respond until the USB keyboard is active.
If your operating system begins to load before you press <F11>, allow the
system to finish booting, and then restart your system and try again.
Using the UEFI Boot Manager Navigation Keys
Keys
Action
Up arrow
Moves to and highlights the previous field.
Down arrow
Moves to and highlights the next field.
Spacebar, <Enter>, <+>, <–> Cycles through the settings in a field.
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Keys
Action
<Esc>
Refreshes the UEFI Boot Manager screen
(page one) or returns to the previous screen.
<F1>
Displays the UEFI Boot Manager help file.
UEFI Boot Manager Screen
Option
Description
Continue
The system attempts to boot to devices starting with
the first item in the boot order. If the boot attempt fails,
the system continues with the next item in the boot
order until the boot is successful or no more boot
options are found.
<Boot options>
Displays the list of available boot options (marked with
asterisks). Select the boot option you wish to use and
press <Enter>.
NOTE: If you hot-swap a boot device, press <ESC> to
refresh the list of boot options.
UEFI Boot Settings
Enables you to add, delete, enable, or disable boot
options; change boot order; or execute a one-time boot
option.
System Utilities
Enables you to access the System Setup program,
System Services (USC), Diagnostics, and BIOS-level
boot options.
UEFI Boot Settings Screen
Option
Description
Add Boot Option
Adds a new boot option.
Delete Boot Option
Deletes an existing boot option.
Enable/Disable
Boot Option
Disables and enables an option in the boot option list.
Change Boot Order
Changes the order of the boot option list.
One-Time Boot from File
Sets a one-time boot option not included in the boot
option list.
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System Utilities Screen
Option
Description
System Setup
Accesses the System Setup program without rebooting.
System Services
Restarts the system and accesses the controller, which
enables you to run utilities such as system diagnostics.
BIOS Boot Manager
Accesses the BIOS-level boot options list without
rebooting. This option enables you to conveniently
switch to BIOS boot mode if you need to boot to a
device with a non-UEFI operating system, such as a
bootable DOS media with diagnostics software.
Reboot System
Restarts the system.
System and Setup Password Features
NOTE: For a forgotten password, see "Disabling a Forgotten Password" on
page 154.
Your system is shipped without the system password feature enabled in BIOS.
CAUTION: The password features provide a basic level of security for the data on
your system. Anyone can access the data stored on your system if the system is
running and unattended.
Using the System Password
When a system password is assigned, the system prompts for the system
password after the system starts and only those with the password have full
use of the system.
Assigning a System Password
Before assigning a system password, enter the System Setup program and
check the System Password option.
When a system password is assigned, System Password is Enabled.
If Password Status is Unlocked, you can change the system password.
If Locked, you cannot change the system password. Disabling the password
jumper on the system board sets System Password to Disabled, and you
cannot change or enter a new system password.
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When a system password is not assigned and the password jumper on the
system board is in the enabled position, System Password is Not Enabled and
Password Status is Unlocked. To assign a system password:
1 Verify that Password Status is Unlocked.
2 Highlight the System Password option and press <Enter>.
3 Type your new system password.
You can use up to 32 characters in your password.
As you type, placeholders appear in the field.
The password assignment is not case-sensitive. To erase a character, press
<Backspace> or the left-arrow key.
NOTE: To escape from the field without assigning a system password, press
<Enter> to move to another field, or press <Esc> prior to completing step 5.
4 Press <Enter>.
5 To confirm your password, type it a second time and press <Enter>.
System Password changes to Enabled. Exit the System Setup program and
begin using your system.
6 Either reboot the system now for the password protection to take effect or
continue working.
NOTE: Password protection does not take effect until the system reboots.
Using Your System Password to Secure Your System
NOTE: If you have assigned a setup password (see "Using the Setup Password" on
page 58), the system accepts your setup password as an alternate system
password.
When Password Status is Unlocked, you have the option to leave the
password security enabled or to disable password security.
To leave the password security enabled:
1 Turn on or reboot your system by pressing <Ctrl><Alt><Delete>.
2 Type your password and press <Enter>.
To disable the password security:
1 Turn on or reboot your system by pressing <Ctrl><Alt><Delete>.
2 Type your password and press <Ctrl><Enter>.
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When Password Status is Locked, you must type the password and press
<Enter> when prompted at reboot.
If an incorrect system password is entered, the system displays a message and
prompts you to re-enter your password. You have three attempts to enter the
correct password. After the third unsuccessful attempt, the system displays an
error message that the system has halted and must be shut down manually
using the power button.
Even after you shut down and restart the system, the error message continues
to be displayed until the correct password is entered.
NOTE: You can use the Password Status option in conjunction with the System
Password and Setup Password options to protect your system from unauthorized
changes.
Disabling the System Password
If the system password is already set, you can disable it by typing the password
during POST and pressing <Ctrl><Enter> or you can enter the system
setup and press <Enter> twice when you are in the system password menu.
Changing an Existing System Password
1 Enter the System Setup program by pressing <F2> during POST.
2 Select the System Security screen.
3 Verify that the Password Status is Unlocked.
4 Type the new system password in the two password fields.
The System Password field changes to Not Enabled if the password was
deleted.
Using the Setup Password
Assigning a Setup Password
You can assign a setup password only when the Setup Password is Not
Enabled. To assign a setup password, highlight the Setup Password option
and press the <+> or <–> key. The system prompts you to enter and
verify the password.
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NOTE: The setup password can be the same as the system password. If the two
passwords are different, the setup password can be used as an alternate system
password. The system password cannot be used in place of the setup password.
You can use up to 32 characters in your password.
As you type, placeholders appear in the field.
The password assignment is not case-sensitive. To erase a character, press
<Backspace> or the left-arrow key.
When you verify the password, the Setup Password changes to Enabled.
The next time you enter the System Setup program, the system prompts you
for the setup password.
A change to the Setup Password option becomes effective immediately
(restarting the system is not required).
Operating With a Setup Password Enabled
If Setup Password is Enabled, you must enter the correct setup password
before modifying most of the System Setup options.
If you do not enter the correct password in three attempts, the system lets you
view, but not modify, the System Setup screens. The following options are
exceptions: If System Password is not Enabled and is not locked through the
Password Status option, you can assign a system password. You cannot disable
or change an existing system password.
NOTE: You can use the Password Status option in conjunction with the Setup
Password option to protect the system password from unauthorized changes.
Deleting or Changing an Existing Setup Password
1 Enter the System Setup program and select the System Security.
2 Highlight Setup Password, press <Enter> to access the setup password
window. Press <Enter> twice to clear the existing setup password.
The setting changes to Not Enabled.
3 If you want to assign a new setup password, perform the steps in "Assigning
a Setup Password" on page 58.
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Embedded System Management
The Lifecycle Controller is an embedded utility that enables systems
management tasks from an embedded environment throughout the server’s
lifecycle.
The controller can be started during the boot sequence and can function
independently of the operating system.
NOTE: Certain platform configurations may not support the full set of features
provided by the controller.
The following features of the Lifecycle Controller are supported on systems
with Baseboard Management Controller (BMC):
•
Installing an operating system
•
Running diagnostics to validate the memory, I/O devices, processors,
physical disks, and other peripherals
When an iDRAC6 Express card is installed, the controller provides the
following additional features:
•
Downloading and applying firmware updates
•
Configuring hardware and firmware
For more information about setting up the controller, configuring hardware
and firmware, and deploying the operating system, see the Lifecycle Controller
User Guide on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com/manuals.
iDRAC Configuration Utility
The iDRAC Configuration Utility is a pre-boot configuration environment
that allows you to view and set parameters for the iDRAC6 and for the
managed server. The iDRAC Configuration Utility enables you to:
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•
Configure, enable, or disable the iDRAC6 local area network (LAN)
through the dedicated iDRAC6 Enterprise card port or the
embedded NICs.
•
Enable or disable IPMI over LAN.
•
Enable a LAN Platform Event Trap (PET) destination.
•
Attach or detach the Virtual Media devices.
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•
Change the administrative username and password and
manage user privileges.
•
View System Event Log (SEL) messages or clear messages from the log.
For additional information on using iDRAC6, see the documentation for
iDRAC6 and systems management applications.
Entering the iDRAC Configuration Utility
1 Turn on or restart your system.
2 Press <Ctrl><E> when prompted during POST.
If your operating system begins to load before you press <Ctrl><E>,
allow the system to finish booting, restart your system and try again.
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Installing System Components
Recommended Tools
•
Key to the system keylock
•
#1 and #2 Phillips screwdrivers
•
T10 Torx screwdriver
•
Wrist grounding strap
Inside the System
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
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Figure 3-1. Inside the System
5
3
4
2
1
6
7
8
10
9
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1
cooling fan
2
internal hard drives (2)
3
expansion-card riser
4
power supply bays (2)
5
cooling shroud
6
heat sink/processor (2)
7
memory modules (8)
8
system cooling fans (4)
9
SAS backplane
10
hard drives (12)
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Front Bezel (Optional)
Removing the Front Bezel
1 Using the system key, unlock the bezel.
2 Lift the release latch next to the key lock.
3 Rotate the left end of the bezel away from the front panel.
4 Unhook the right end of the bezel and pull the bezel away from
the system.
Figure 3-2.
Removing and Installing the Front Bezel
3
2
1
4
1
release latch
2
keylock
3
bezel
4
hinge tab
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Installing the Front Bezel
1 Hook the right end of the bezel onto the chassis.
2 Fit the free end of the bezel onto the system.
3 Secure the bezel with the keylock. See Figure 3-2.
Opening and Closing the System
WARNING: Whenever you need to lift the system, get others to assist you.
To avoid injury, do not attempt to lift the system by yourself.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
Opening the System
1 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system
from the electrical outlet and peripherals.
2 Rotate the latch release lock on the system cover counter clockwise to the
unlocked position. See Figure 3-3.
3 Lift the latch on top of the system and slide the cover back.
4 Grasp the cover on both sides and lift the cover away from the system. See
Figure 3-3.
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Figure 3-3.
Removing and Replacing the System Cover
2
1
1
system cover latch
2
latch release lock
Closing the System
1 Lift the latch on the system cover.
2 Place the cover onto the chassis and offset it slightly back so that the two
hooks on the back edge of the cover fit the corresponding tabs on the back
edge of the chassis. See Figure 3-3.
3 Slide the cover towards the front of the chassis and press down the latch.
4 Rotate the latch release lock in the clockwise direction to secure the cover.
5 Reconnect the system and peripherals to their electrical outlets, and turn
on the system.
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Cooling Shroud
A cooling shroud directs airflow from the cooling fans over the system
processor(s) and memory module(s).
Removing the Cooling Shroud
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
2 Grasp and gently lift the shroud up and away from the system board.
See Figure 3-4.
Figure 3-4. Installing and Removing the Cooling Shroud
2
1
1
68
numbered fan bays
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Installing the Cooling Shroud
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Align the shroud using the center of the numbered fan bays as a guide.
2 Press the cooling shroud down into the chassis.
3 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
4 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on,
including any attached peripherals.
Hard Drives
Your system supports 3.5-inch (SAS or SATA) hard drives in 3.5-inch
hot-swap hard drive carrier. The hard drives are installed at the front of the
system (see Figure 3-1). Front-mounted hard drives are connected to a SAS
backplane through hard-drive carriers and can be configured as hotswappable.
Removing a Hard-Drive Blank
CAUTION: To maintain proper system cooling, all empty hard-drive bays must
have drive blanks installed.
1 If installed, remove the front bezel. See "Removing the Front Bezel" on
page 65.
2 Grasp the front of the hard-drive blank, press the release lever on
the right side, and slide the blank out until it is free of the drive bay.
See Figure 3-5.
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Figure 3-5. Removing and Installing a Hard-Drive Blank
1
2
1
hard-drive blank
2
release lever
Installing a Hard-Drive Blank
Align the hard-drive blank with the drive bay and insert the blank into the
drive bay until the release lever clicks into place. See Figure 3-5.
Removing a Hot-Swap Hard Drive
1 If applicable, remove the front bezel. See "Removing the Front Bezel" on
page 65.
2 Using the RAID management software, prepare the drive for removal. Wait
until the hard-drive indicators on the drive carrier signal that the drive can
be removed safely. See "Hard-Drive Indicator Patterns" on page 15.
If the drive has been online, the green activity/fault indicator flashes as
the drive is powered down. When the drive indicators are off, the drive is
ready for removal.
3 Press the release button and open the drive carrier release handle to
release the drive. See Figure 3-6.
4 Slide the hard drive out of the drive bay.
5 Insert a drive blank in the vacated drive bay. See "Installing a Hard-Drive
Blank" on page 70.
CAUTION: To maintain proper system cooling, all empty hard-drive bays must
have hard-drive blanks installed.
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Figure 3-6.
Removing and Installing a Hot-Swap Hard Drive
1
2
1
release button
2
hard-drive carrier handle
Installing a Hot-Swap Hard Drive
CAUTION: Use only hard drives that have been tested and approved for use with
the SAS/SATA backplane.
CAUTION: When installing a hard drive, ensure that the adjacent drives are fully
installed. Inserting a hard-drive carrier and attempting to lock its handle next to a
partially installed carrier can damage the partially installed carrier's shield spring
and make it unusable.
CAUTION: To prevent data loss, ensure that your operating system
supports hot-swap drive installation. See the documentation supplied
with the operating system.
CAUTION: Combining SATA and SAS hard drives in the same system
configuration is not supported on all configurations.
1 If installed, remove the front bezel. See "Removing the Front Bezel" on
page 65.
2 If a drive blank is present in the bay, remove it. See "Removing a
Hard-Drive Blank" on page 69.
3 Press the button on the front of the drive carrier.
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4 With the lever on the hard drive carrier open, slide the hard drive into
the drive bay until the carrier contacts the backplane. See Figure 3-6.
5 Close the handle to lock the drive in place.
Removing a Hard Drive From a Hard-Drive Carrier
Remove the screws from the slide rails on the hard-drive carrier and separate
the hard drive from the carrier. See Figure 3-7.
Figure 3-7. Installing a Hot-Swap Hard Drive Into a Drive Carrier
1
4
3
2
72
1
hard drive
2
SAS/SATA indicator
3
drive carrier
4
screws (4)
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Installing a Hard Drive Into a Hard-Drive Carrier
1 Insert the hard drive into the hard-drive carrier with the connector end of
the drive at the back. See Figure 3-7.
2 Align the holes on the hard drive with the holes on the hard drive carrier.
When aligned correctly, the back of the hard drive is flush with the back of
the hard-drive carrier.
3 Attach the four screws to secure the hard drive to the hard-drive carrier.
Internal Hard Drives
Your system supports two cabled 2.5-inch (SAS or SATA) internal hard drives.
Internal hard drives are connected to the SAS backplane. By default, the
operating system is installed on the internal hard drives in a RAID 1
configuration. For information on RAID configuration, see the RAID
documentation on support.dell.com/manuals.
Removing an Internal Hard Drive Bay
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that
came with the product.
1 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system
from the electrical outlet and from the peripherals.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
3 Lift the latch on your internal hard drive bay and lift it out of the system.
See Figure 3-8.
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Figure 3-8. Installing and Removing an Internal Hard Drive Bay
2
3
1
4
74
1
internal hard drives (2)
2
release latch
3
internal hard drive bay
4
support bracket
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Installing an Internal Hard Drive Bay
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that
came with the product.
1 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system
from the electrical outlet and from the peripherals.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
3 Lift the latch on your internal hard drive bay and align the bay on the
support bracket.
4 Rotate the latch to lock.
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Removing an Internal Hard Drive From the Internal Hard-Drive Bay
Remove the screws on the sides of the internal hard-drive bay and slide out
the hard drive. See Figure 3-9.
Figure 3-9. Installing and Removing an Internal Hard Drive From the Internal
Hard-Drive Bay
3
2
1
4
1
internal hard drive bay
2
release latch
3
screws (4) *
4
internal hard drive
*Screws are supplied along with the hard drives ordered from Dell.
Installing a Hard Drive Into a Hard-Drive Bay
1 Insert the hard drive into the internal hard-drive bay with the connector
end of the drive at the back, until it is flush with the back of the hard-drive
bay. See Figure 3-9.
2 Attach the four screws to secure the hard drive to the hard-drive bracket.
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Cooling Fans
Your system contains four cooling fans, single- or dual-motor depending on
your system configuration. These provide cooling for the processor, PCI cards,
and memory modules. Systems with redundant power supplies also contain
one single-motor fan to provide cooling for the power supplies.
NOTE: Hot-swap removal or installation of the cooling fans is not supported.
NOTE: In the event of a problem with a particular fan, the fan number is referenced
by the system’s management software, allowing you to easily identify and replace
the proper fan by noting the fan numbers on the fan assembly.
Removing a Cooling Fan
WARNING: The cooling fan can continue to spin for some time after the system
has been powered down. Allow time for the fan to stop spinning before removing
it from the system.
WARNING: Do not attempt to operate the system without the cooling fans.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that
came with the product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from its electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
3 If applicable, remove the cooling shroud. See "Removing the Cooling
Shroud" on page 68.
4 Disconnect the fan’s power cable from the system board. See Figure 3-10.
NOTE: To remove fans 3 and 4, remove the storage controller card first.
See "Removing the Storage Controller Card" on page 98.
NOTE: To remove fan 5, remove the internal hard drive bay and carrier. See
"Removing an Internal Hard Drive Bay" on page 73.
5 Press the release tab while grasping the ends of the fan and lift the fan
straight up from the fan bracket. See Figure 3-10.
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Figure 3-10.
Removing and Installing a Fan
2
1
3
78
1
fans (5)
3
fan cable
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Replacing a Cooling Fan
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Align the fan module so that the side with the power cable faces toward
the back of the system.
2 Slide the fan module into the fan assembly until the fan is fully seated.
See Figure 3-10 and Figure 3-10.
3 Connect the fan’s power cable to the power connector on the system
board.
4 Route the power cable through the guides on the chassis.
NOTE: First replace the internal hard-drive carrier and bay. See "Installing an
Internal Hard Drive Bay" on page 75.
5 Replace the cooling shroud. See "Installing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 69.
6 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
7 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on,
including any attached peripherals.
Power Supplies
Your system supports 750 W/1100 W redundant power supplies.
NOTE: The maximum output power (shown in watts) is listed on the
power supply label.
If two power supplies are installed, the second power supply provides
hot-swappable, power redundancy. In redundant mode, the system
distributes the power load across both power supplies to maximize efficiency.
When a power supply is removed with the system powered on, the full power
load is picked up by the remaining power supply.
CAUTION: To ensure proper system cooling, the power supply blank must
be installed in the PS2 bay in a redundant configuration. See "Installing the Power
Supply Blank" on page 82.
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NOTE: If only one power supply is installed, it must be installed in the PS1 power
supply bay.
Removing a Redundant Power Supply
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
CAUTION: The system requires one power supply to operate the system normally.
On power-redundant systems, remove and replace only one power supply at a time
in a system that is powered on.
1 Disconnect the power cable from the power source.
2 Disconnect the power cable from the power supply and remove the system
cables from the Velcro straps.
NOTE: You may have to unlatch and lift the optional cable management arm if
it interferes with power-supply removal. For information about the cable
management arm, see the system’s rack documentation.
3 Press the lever release latch and slide the power supply out of the chassis.
See Figure 3-11.
NOTE: Install a power supply blank if you are not replacing the power supply.
See "Installing the Power Supply Blank" on page 82.
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Figure 3-11.
Removing and Installing a Redundant Power Supply
1
2
4
3
1
power supply
2
power supply handle
3
velcro strap
4
release latch
Installing a Redundant Power Supply
1 Verify that both power supplies are of the same type and have the same
maximum output power.
NOTE: The maximum output power (shown in watts) is listed on
the power supply label.
2 Slide the new power supply into the chassis until the power supply is
fully seated and the release latch snaps into place. See Figure 3-11.
NOTE: If you unlatched the cable management arm in step 2 of the previous
procedure, relatch it. For information about the cable management arm,
see the system’s rack documentation.
3 Connect the power cable to the power supply and plug the cable into a
power outlet.
CAUTION: When connecting the power cable, secure the cable with
the Velcro strap.
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NOTE: When installing, hot-swapping, or hot-adding a new power supply in a
system with two power supplies, allow several seconds for the system to recognize
the power supply and determine its status. The power-supply status indicator turns
green to signify that the power supply is functioning properly (see Figure 1-5).
Removing the Power Supply Blank
If you are installing a second power supply, remove the power supply blank
in bay PS2 by pulling outward on the blank.
CAUTION: To ensure proper system cooling, the power supply blank must
be installed in power supply bay PS2 in a redundant configuration. Remove the
power supply blank only if you are installing a second power supply.
Installing the Power Supply Blank
NOTE: Install the power supply blank only in power supply bay PS2.
To install the power supply blank, align the blank with the power supply bay
and insert the blank into the chassis until it clicks into place.
System Memory
Your system supports DDR3 registered DIMMs (RDIMMs) or unbuffered
ECC DIMMs (UDIMMs). Single and dual-rank DIMMs can be 1067- or
1333-MHz, and quad-rank DIMMs can be 1067-MHz.
The system contains eight memory sockets split into two sets of four sockets,
one set per processor. Each four-socket set is organized into three channels.
Two DIMMs for channel 0 and a single DIMM for channel 1 and 2. The first
socket of each channel is marked with white release levers.
The maximum memory that is supported on your system varies according to
the types and sizes of memory modules being used:
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•
Single-rank, dual-rank, and quad-rank RDIMMs of sizes 1-GB, 2-GB,
4-GB, 8-GB, and 16-GB are supported for a total of up to 128 GB.
•
1-GB and 2-GB UDIMMs are supported for a total of up to 16 GB.
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General Memory Module Installation Guidelines
To ensure optimal performance of your system, observe the following general
guidelines when configuring your system memory.
NOTE: Memory configurations that fail to observe these guidelines can prevent
your system from starting and producing any video output.
•
RDIMMs and UDIMMs cannot be mixed.
•
Except for memory channels that are unused, all populated memory
channels must have identical configurations.
•
The memory configuration for each processor must be identical.
•
Memory modules of different sizes can be mixed in A1-A4 or B1-B4
(for example, 2 GB and 4 GB), but all populated channels must have
identical configurations.
•
For Optimizer Mode, memory modules are installed in the numeric order
of the sockets beginning with A1 or B1.
•
For Memory Mirroring or Advanced ECC Mode, the channel furthest from
the processor is unused and memory modules are installed beginning with
channel A1 or B1 and proceeding with channel A2 or B2.
•
Advanced ECC Mode requires memory modules that use x4 or x8 DRAM
device widths.
•
The memory speed of each channel depends on the
memory configuration:
–
–
For single or dual-rank memory modules:
•
One memory module per channel supports up to 1333 MHz.
•
Two memory modules per channel supports up to 1067 MHz.
For quad-rank memory modules:
•
One memory module per channel supports up to 1067 MHz.
•
Two memory modules per channel are limited to 800 MHz,
regardless of memory module speed.
•
If quad-rank memory modules are mixed with single- or dual-rank
modules, the quad-rank modules must be installed in the sockets
with the white release levers.
•
If memory modules with different speeds are installed, they operate at the
speed of the slowest installed memory module(s).
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Mode-Specific Guidelines
Three memory channels are allocated to each processor. The number of
channels used and the allowable configurations depend on the memory mode
selected.
Advanced ECC (Lockstep) Mode Support
In this configuration, the two channels closest to the processor are combined
to form one 128-bit channel. This mode supports Single Device Data
Correction (SDDC) for both x4- and x8-based memory modules. Memory
modules must be identical in size, speed, and technology in
corresponding slots.
Memory Mirroring Support
The system supports memory mirroring if identical memory modules are
installed in the two channels closest to the processor (memory should not be
installed in the farthest channel). Mirroring must be enabled in the System
Setup program. In a mirrored configuration, the total available system
memory is one-half of the total installed physical memory.
Optimizer (Independent Channel) Mode
In this mode, all three channels are populated with identical memory
modules. This mode permits a larger total memory capacity but does not
support SDDC with x8-based memory modules.
A minimal single-channel configuration of one 1 GB memory module per
processor is also supported in this mode.
Table 3-1 and Table 3-2 show sample memory configurations that follow the
appropriate memory guidelines stated in this section. The samples show
identical memory-module configurations and their the physical and available
memory totals. The tables do not show mixed or quad-rank memory-module
configurations, nor do they address the memory speed considerations of any
configuration.
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Table 3-1.
Sample RDIMM Single- and Dual-Rank Memory Configurations
(Per Processor)
Memory
Mode
Memory
Module
4
Size
Optimizer
1 GB
1
2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2 GB
X
4 GB
Single Processor
3
Physical
Memory
(GB)
Available
Memory
(GB)
Dual Processor
Physical
Memory
(GB)
Available
Memory
(GB)
all
2
4
6
8
all
X
X
1
2
3
4
all
4
8
12
16
all
X
X
2
4
6
8
all
8
16
24
32
all
X
X
4
8
12
16
all
16
32
48
64
all
X
X
8
16
24
32
all
32
64
96
128
all
X
X
16
32
48
64
X
4
all
8
all
X
X
8
all
16
all
8 GB
X
X
16
all
32
all
16 GB
X
X
32
all
64
all
2 GB
4 GB
8 GB
16 GB
Advanced
ECC1
Memory
Sockets
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Table 3-1.
Sample RDIMM Single- and Dual-Rank Memory Configurations
(Per Processor) (continued)
Memory
Mode
Memory
Module
4
Size
Mirroring
Memory
Sockets
Single Processor
3
Physical
Memory
(GB)
Available
Memory
(GB)
Dual Processor
1
2
Physical
Memory
(GB)
Available
Memory
(GB)
2 GB
X
X
4
2
8
4
4 GB
X
X
8
4
16
8
8 GB
X
X
16
8
32
16
16 GB
X
X
32
16
64
32
1. Requires x4- or x8-based memory modules.
Table 3-2.
Sample UDIMM Memory Configurations (Per Processor)
Memory
Mode
Memory
Module
4
Size
Optimizer
1 GB
Memory
Sockets
1
2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2 GB
Single Processor
3
Physical
Memory
(GB)
Available
Memory
(GB)
Dual Processor
Physical
Memory
(GB)
Available
Memory
(GB)
all
2
4
6
8
all
X
X
1
2
3
4
all
4
8
12
16
all
X
X
2
4
6
8
Advanced
ECC1
1 GB
X
X
2
all
4
all
2 GB
X
X
4
all
8
all
Mirroring
1 GB
X
X
2
1
4
2
2 GB
X
X
4
2
8
4
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Installing Memory Modules
WARNING: The memory modules are hot to the touch for some time after the
system has been powered down. Allow time for the memory modules to cool
before handling them. Handle the memory modules by the card edges and avoid
touching the components on the memory module.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
3 Remove the cooling shroud. See "Removing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 68.
4 Locate the memory module sockets. See Figure 6-1.
5 Press the ejectors on the memory module socket down and out, as shown
in Figure 3-12, to allow the memory module to be inserted into the socket.
6 Handle each memory module only on either card edge, making sure not to
touch the middle of the memory module.
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Figure 3-12. Installing and Removing a Memory Module
1
2
3
1
memory module
3
alignment key
2
memory module socket ejectors (2)
7 Align the memory module's edge connector with the alignment key of the
memory module socket, and insert the memory module in the socket.
NOTE: The memory module socket has an alignment key that allows you to
install the memory module in the socket in only one way.
8 Press down on the memory module with your thumbs to lock the memory
module into the socket.
When the memory module is properly seated in the socket, the ejectors on
the memory module socket align with the ejectors on the other sockets
that have memory modules installed.
9 Repeat step 5 through step 8 of this procedure to install the remaining
memory modules. See Table 3-2.
10 Replace the cooling shroud. See "Installing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 69.
11 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
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12 Start up the system, press <F2> to enter the System Setup program,
and check the System Memory settings on the main System Setup screen.
The system should have already changed the value to reflect the newly
installed memory.
13 If the value is incorrect, one or more of the memory modules may not be
installed properly. Repeat step 2 through step 12 of this procedure,
checking to ensure that the memory modules are firmly seated in their
sockets.
14 Run the system memory test in the system diagnostics. See "Running the
Embedded System Diagnostics" on page 148.
Removing Memory Modules
WARNING: The memory modules are hot to the touch for some time after the
system has been powered down. Allow time for the memory modules to cool
before handling them. Handle the memory modules by the card edges and avoid
touching the components on the memory module.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
3 Remove the cooling shroud. See "Removing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 68.
4 Locate the memory module sockets. See Figure 6-1.
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5 Press down and out on the ejectors on each end of the socket until the
memory module pops out of the socket. See Figure 3-12.
Handle each memory module only on either card edge, making sure not to
touch the middle of the memory module.
6 Replace the cooling shroud. See "Installing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 69.
7 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
8 Reconnect the system and peripherals to their power sources, and turn
them on.
Expansion Cards and Expansion-Card Risers
Your system supports up to four PCI Express (PCIe) expansion cards installed
in connectors on an expansion-card riser.
Depending on the configuration, your system may have either riser 1 or
riser 2:
•
Expansion-card riser 1 provides three x4 Gen2 PCIe expansion-card slots
and one x8 Gen2 PCIe expansion-card slot.
•
Expansion-card riser 2 provides one x4 Gen2 PCIe expansion-card slot and
one x16 Gen2 PCIe expansion-card slot.
CAUTION: Expansion cards can only be installed in the slots on the
expansion-card riser. Do not attempt to install expansion cards directly into
the riser connector on the system board.
Expansion Card Installation Guidelines
90
•
The expansion-card slots support full-height, half-length cards.
•
The expansion-card slots are hot-swappable.
•
PCI Express Generation 2 expansion cards are supported in all the slots.
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•
All the slots are x8 connectors.
CAUTION: To ensure proper cooling, only one of the two expansion cards
can have a power consumption of greater than 15 W (up to 25 W maximum),
not including the integrated storage controller.
•
Table 3-4 provides a guide for installing expansion cards to ensure proper
cooling and mechanical fit. The expansion cards with the highest priority
should be installed first using the slot priority indicated. All other
expansion cards should be installed in card priority and slot priority order.
Table 3-3.
Expansion-Card Installation Priority for Riser 1
Card
Priority
Card Type
Slot
Priority
Max
Allowed
25-W
Card
1
PERC S300/S100
1, 2
2
Y
2
PERC H800
3, 2
2
Y
3
PERC 6/E controller
3, 2
2
Y
4
SAS 5/E
3, 2
2
Y
5
SCSI controllers
3, 2
2
Y
6
HPCC
2, 1
2
Y
7
Fibre Channel
2, 1
2
Y
8
10 Gb NIC
2, 1
2
Y
9
All other NICs
1, 2
2
N
10
All other Dell internal
storage cards
4
1
Y
11
Non-Dell storage cards
1, 2
2
N*
* When available
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Table 3-4.
Expansion-Card Installation Priority for Riser 2
Card
Priority
Card Type
Slot
Priority
Max Allowed 25-W
Card
1
SAS 6/iR
2
1
Y
2
PERC 6/i
2
1
Y
3
PERC H700*
2
1
Y
4
PERC H200*
2
1
Y
5
All other NICs
1
1
N*
6
Non-Dell storage cards
1
1
N*
* When available
Installing an Expansion Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Unpack the expansion card and prepare it for installation.
For instructions, see the documentation accompanying the card.
2 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
4 Remove the cooling shroud. See "Removing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 68.
5 Open the expansion-card latch and remove the filler bracket.
See Figure 3-13.
NOTE: Keep this bracket in case you need to remove the expansion card.
Filler brackets must be installed over empty expansion-card slots to maintain
FCC certification of the system. The brackets also keep dust and dirt out of the
system and aid in proper cooling and airflow inside the system.
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6 Holding the card by its edges, position the card so that the card-edge
connector aligns with the expansion-card connector on the expansion-card
riser.
7 Insert the card-edge connector firmly into the expansion-card connector
until the card is fully seated.
8 Close the expansion-card latch. See Figure 3-13.
Figure 3-13.
Installing or Removing an Expansion Card
2
1
3
1
expansion-card riser
3
expansion card
2
expansion-card latch
9 Connect any cables to the expansion card.
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10 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
11 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on,
including any attached peripherals.
Removing an Expansion Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
3 Remove the cooling shroud. See "Removing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 68.
4 Disconnect all cables from the card.
5 Open the expansion-card latch. See Figure 3-13.
6 Grasp the expansion card by its edges, and carefully remove it from the
expansion-card connector.
7 If you are removing the card permanently, install a metal filler bracket over
the empty expansion slot opening and close the expansion-card latch.
NOTE: You must install a filler bracket over an empty expansion slot to
maintain Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification of the
system. The brackets also keep dust and dirt out of the system and aid in
proper cooling and airflow inside the system.
8 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
9 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on,
including any attached peripherals.
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Removing an Expansion-Card Riser
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
3 Remove the cooling shroud. See "Removing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 68.
4 If installed, remove the expansion card from the expansion-card slot. See
"Removing an Expansion Card" on page 94.
5 If installed, remove the storage controller card. See "Removing the Storage
Controller Card" on page 98.
6 Disconnect the cables connected to the riser card.
7 To remove the expansion-card riser, simultaneously press both the blue
tabs on the expansion-card riser and lift it from the chassis. See
Figure 3-14.
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Figure 3-14.
Installing or Removing an Expansion-Card Riser
3
4
2
1
5
6
96
1
integrated storage controller slot
2
riser guides (2)
3
expansion-card riser
4
expansion card slot
5
riser guide posts (2)
6
expansion-card riser slots (2)
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Installing an Expansion-Card Riser
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 To install an expansion-card riser, align the riser guides with the riser guide
posts on the system board. See Figure 3-14.
2 Lower the expansion-card riser into place until the expansion-card riser
connector is fully seated.
3 If applicable, reinstall the expansion card. See "Installing an Expansion
Card" on page 92.
4 Reinstall the storage controller card. See "Installing the Storage Controller
Card" on page 100.
5 Reconnect all cables.
6 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
7 Reconnect the system and peripherals to their power sources.
Integrated Storage Controller Card
Your system includes a dedicated expansion-card slot on the riser for an
integrated SAS or RAID controller card that provides the integrated storage
subsystem for your system’s hard drives. The controller supports SAS and
SATA hard drives and also enables you to set up the hard drives in RAID
configurations as supported by the version of the storage controller included
with your system.
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Removing the Storage Controller Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
3 If installed, remove the expansion card. See "Removing an Expansion
Card" on page 94.
4 Disconnect the SAS cables connected to the card.
5 Disconnect the cable connecting the card to the expansion-card riser.
6 For a battery-cached RAID controller, disconnect the cable connecting the
card to the RAID battery.
7 Bend both the card-edge guides outward and pull the storage controller
card out of the connector.
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Figure 3-15.
Installing and Removing the Storage Controller Card
2
1
3
4
5
6
1
storage connector
2
expansion-card riser
3
storage controller card
4
storage controller card cable
5
SAS data cable connector
6
release lever (blue)
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Installing the Storage Controller Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
3 If installed, remove the expansion card. See "Removing an Expansion
Card" on page 94.
4 Route the cables in the cable path under the storage controller card slot on
the expansion card riser.
5 With the storage controller card edge facing the riser, insert one side of the
card into the black card-edge guide.
NOTE: For expansion-card riser 1, the installation sequence must be
slot 3, 2, 1, and 4. The storage controller card must be installed in slot 4 after
the other expansion cards have been installed.
6 Bend outward on the blue card-edge guide, lower the card onto the blue
card-edge guide, and release the guide. See Figure 3-15.
7 Slide the storage controller’s card edge connector into the card slot on the
riser until the card is fully seated.
8 Connect the two SAS data cable connectors, CNTRL 0 and CNTRL 1, to
the storage controller card. See Figure 3-15.
NOTE: Ensure that you connect the cables according to the connector labels
on the cable. The cable does not function properly if reversed.
9 For a battery-cached RAID controller, connect the RAID battery cable to
the controller card.
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10 Replace the expansion card. See "Installing an Expansion Card" on
page 92.
11 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
12 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on,
including any attached peripherals.
13 If applicable, replace the front bezel. See "Removing the Front Bezel" on
page 65.
iDRAC6 Express Card
Installing an iDRAC6 Express Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
3 If installed, remove all expansion cards from expansion-card riser.
"Removing an Expansion Card" on page 94.
4 Insert the notch on the iDRAC6 Express card into the clip on the system
board.
5 Align the front edge of the card with the connector on the system board.
See Figure 6-1 for the location of the connector.
6 Press the card down until it is fully seated. See Figure 3-16.
When the front of the card is fully seated, the plastic standoff tab snaps
over the edge of the holder.
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Figure 3-16. Installing or Removing an iDRAC6 Express Card
1
2
3
4
1
iDRAC6 Express card
2
plastic standoff tab
3
notch
4
clip
7 Reinstall all expansion cards in the expansion-card riser. See "Installing an
Expansion Card" on page 92.
8 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
9 Reconnect the system and peripherals to their power sources, and turn
them on.
Removing an iDRAC6 Express Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
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3 Pull back slightly on the retention standoff tab at the front edge
of the card and gently lift the card off the retention standoff.
See Figure 3-16.
As the holder releases from the standoff, the connector under the card
disengages from the system board connector.
4 Angle the card so that the notch on the card slips through the clip on the
system board.
5 Replace the expansion cards. See "Installing an Expansion Card" on
page 92.
6 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
7 Reconnect the system and peripherals to their power sources, and turn
them on.
iDRAC6 Enterprise Card (Optional)
Installing an iDRAC6 Enterprise Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
3 Remove the cooling shroud. See "Removing the Cooling Shroud" on page 68.
4 Remove the plastic filler plug of the iDRAC6 Enterprise port from the
system back panel.
5 Angle the card so that the RJ-45 connector fits through the back-panel
opening. See Figure 3-17.
6 Align the front edge of the card with the two front plastic retention
standoffs next to the iDRAC6 connector on the system board, and lower
the card into place. See Figure 3-17.
When the front of the card is fully seated, the plastic standoffs snap over
the edge of the card.
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Figure 3-17. Installing or Removing an iDRAC6 Enterprise Card
1
2
3
4
6
5
1
VFlash SD card
2
VFlash media slot
3
iDRAC6 Enterprise card
4
retention standoff posts (2)
5
retention standoff tabs (2)
6
iDRAC6 Enterprise card connector
7 If applicable, install the VFlash media card. See "Installing a VFlash Media
Card" on page 106.
8 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
9 Reconnect the system and peripherals to their power sources, and turn
them on.
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Removing an iDRAC6 Enterprise Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 If present, disconnect the Ethernet cable from the iDRAC6 enterprise card
connector on the system back panel. See Figure 1-3.
3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
4 Remove the cooling shroud. See "Removing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 68.
5 Remove the VFlash media card (if installed) from the iDRAC6 enterprise
card. See "Removing a VFlash Media Card" on page 106.
6 Pull back slightly on the two tabs at the front edge of the card and gently
lift the front edge of the card from the retention standoffs.
As the card releases from the standoffs, the connector under the card
disengages from the system board connector.
7 Slide the card away from the back of the system until the RJ-45 connector
is clear of the back panel, then lift the card out of the system.
8 Replace the plastic filler plug over the port at the system back panel.
See "Back-Panel Features and Indicators" on page 16 for the location
of the port.
9 Replace the cooling shroud. See "Installing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 69.
10 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
11 Reconnect the system and peripherals to their power sources, and turn
them on.
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VFlash Media (Optional)
The VFlash media card is a Secure Digital (SD) card that plugs into the
iDRAC6 Enterprise card at the back corner of the system.
Installing a VFlash Media Card
1 Locate the VFlash media slot at the back of the system.
2 With the label side facing up, insert the contact-pin end of the SD card
into the card slot on the module.
NOTE: The slot is keyed to ensure correct insertion of the card.
3 Press inward on the card to lock it into the slot.
Removing a VFlash Media Card
To remove the VFlash media, push inward on the card to release it, and pull
the card from the card slot.
Internal USB Memory Key
Optional USB memory keys installed inside your system can be used as a boot
device, security key, or mass storage device. The USB connector must be
enabled by the Internal USB Port option in the Integrated Devices screen of
the System Setup program.
To boot from the USB memory key, configure the USB memory key with a
boot image and then specify the USB memory key in the boot sequence in the
System Setup program.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
3 Locate the USB connector on the control panel or SAS backplane, based
on your system configuration. See Figure 3-24.
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4 Insert the USB memory key into the USB connector. See Figure 3-18.
5 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
6 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on,
including any attached peripherals.
7 Enter the System Setup program and verify that the USB key has been
detected by the system. See "Using the System Setup Program Navigation
Keys" on page 42.
Figure 3-18.
Removing and Installing a USB Memory Key
1
2
1
USB memory key connector
2
USB memory key
Processors
Removing a Processor
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Prior to upgrading your system, download the latest system BIOS version
on support.dell.com.
2 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
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3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
4 Remove the cooling shroud. See "Removing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 68.
WARNING: The heat sink and processor are hot to touch for some time after the
system has been powered down. Allow the heat sink and processor to cool before
handling them.
CAUTION: Never remove the heat sink from a processor unless you intend to
remove the processor. The heat sink is necessary to maintain proper thermal
conditions.
5 Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver, loosen one of the heat-sink retention
screws. See Figure 3-19.
6 Wait 30 seconds for the heat sink to loosen from the processor.
7 Loosen the other three heat-sink retention screws.
8 Gently lift the heat sink off of the processor and set the heat sink aside
with thermal grease side facing up.
CAUTION: The processor is held in its socket under strong pressure. Be aware
that the release lever can spring up suddenly if not firmly grasped.
9 Position your thumb firmly over the processor socket-release lever and
release the lever from the locked position. Rotate the lever 90 degrees
upward until the processor is released from the socket. See Figure 3-20.
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Figure 3-19.
Installing and Removing the Heat Sink
1
2
1
heat sink heat-sink
2
retention screws (4)
10 Rotate the processor shield upward and out of the way. See Figure 3-20.
11 Lift the processor out of the socket and leave the release lever up so that
the socket is ready for the new processor.
CAUTION: Be careful not to bend any of the pins on the ZIF socket when removing
the processor. Bending the pins can permanently damage the system board.
NOTE: In single-processor configurations, a processor must be installed in socket
CPU1. Install the blank in socket CPU2 only.
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Figure 3-20. Installing and Removing a Processor
2
3
1
6
4
5
110
1
processor
2
processor shield
3
notch in processor
4
socket key
5
ZIF socket
6
socket-release lever
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Installing a Processor
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 If you are upgrading your processors, prior to upgrading your system,
download and install the latest system BIOS version from
support.dell.com. Follow the instructions included in the file download to
install the update on your system.
NOTE: In single-processor configurations, socket CPU1 must be used.
2 Unpack the processor if it has not been used previously.
If the processor has already been used, remove any thermal grease from the
top of the processor using a lint-free cloth.
3 Align the processor with the socket keys on the ZIF socket.
See Figure 3-20.
CAUTION: Positioning the processor incorrectly can permanently damage the
system board or the processor. Be careful not to bend the pins in the ZIF socket.
4 With the release lever on the processor socket in the open position, align
the processor with the socket keys and set the processor lightly in the
socket.
CAUTION: Do not use force to seat the processor. When the processor is
positioned correctly, it engages easily into the socket.
5 Close the processor shield.
6 Rotate the socket release lever down until it snaps into place.
7 Using a clean lint-free cloth, remove the thermal grease from the heat sink.
8 Open the grease packet included with your processor kit and apply thermal
grease evenly to the center of the top of the new processor.
CAUTION: Using excess thermal grease can cause grease to contact the
processor shield, which can cause contamination of the processor socket.
9 Place the heat sink on the processor. See Figure 3-19.
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10 Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver, tighten the heat-sink retention screws.
See Figure 3-19.
11 Replace the cooling shroud. See "Installing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 69.
12 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
13 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on,
including any attached peripherals.
14 Press <F2> to enter the System Setup program, and check that the processor
information matches the new system configuration. See "Entering the
System Setup Program" on page 42.
15 Run the system diagnostics to verify that the new processor operates
correctly.
See "Running the Embedded System Diagnostics" on page 148 for
information about running the diagnostics.
System Battery
Replacing the System Battery
WARNING: There is a danger of a new battery exploding if it is incorrectly
installed. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended
by the manufacturer. See your safety information for additional info.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals,
and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
3 Remove the cooling shroud. See "Removing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 68.
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Figure 3-21.
Replacing the System Battery
1
3
2
1
system battery
3
positive side of battery connector
2
negative side of battery connector
4 If installed, remove the expansion card from the expansion-card slot.
See "Removing an Expansion Card" on page 94.
5 If installed, remove the storage controller card. See "Removing the Storage
Controller Card" on page 98.
6 To remove the expansion-card riser, press the blue tabs on the
expansion-card riser and lift it from the chassis. See "Removing an
Expansion-Card Riser" on page 95.
7 Locate the battery socket. See "Jumpers and Connectors" on page 151.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the battery connector, you must firmly support the
connector while installing or removing a battery.
8 Support the battery connector by firmly holding the positive side of
the connector.
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9 Press the battery toward the negative side of the connector and lift it
up out of the securing tab at the negative side of the connector.
10 Support the battery connector by pressing down firmly on the positive side
of the connector.
11 Hold the new battery with the "+" facing the plastic connector on the
system board and slide it under the securing tabs.
12 Press the battery straight down into the connector until it snaps into place.
13 Replace the expansion-card riser. See "Installing an Expansion-Card Riser"
on page 97.
14 Replace the storage controller card. See "Installing the Storage Controller
Card" on page 100.
15 Replace the expansion card from the expansion-card slot, now.
See "Installing an Expansion Card" on page 92.
16 Replace the cooling shroud. See "Installing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 69.
17 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
18 Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet and turn the system on,
including any attached peripherals.
19 Enter the System Setup program to confirm that the battery is operating
properly. See "Entering the System Setup Program" on page 42.
20 Enter the correct time and date in the System Setup program's Time
and Date fields.
21 Exit the System Setup program.
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RAID Battery (Optional)
Removing the RAID Battery
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
NOTE: The information in this section applies only to systems with the optional
RAID controller card.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
3 To disconnect the RAID battery cable by gently pulling the cable
connector out of the connector. See Figure 3-22.
4 Pull back gently on the two tabs holding the RAID battery and lift the
RAID battery from the battery carrier. See Figure 3-22.
Figure 3-22.
Removing and Installing the RAID Battery
1
2
3
4
1
battery carrier
2
battery cable connector
3
RAID battery
4
battery carrier tabs (2)
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Installing the RAID Battery
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Insert the RAID battery into the battery carrier until it locks into place.
See Figure 3-22.
2 Connect the cable to the battery. See Figure 6-1.
3 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
4 Turn on the system and attached peripherals.
Control Panel Assembly
Removing the Control-Panel Module
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 If installed, remove the front bezel. See "Removing the Front Bezel" on
page 65.
2 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system
from the electrical outlet and peripherals.
3 Remove the single screw securing the bracket to the module and remove
the bracket.
4 Disconnect the control-panel cable at back of the module by using the pull
tab. See Figure 3-23.
CAUTION: Do not pull on the cable to unseat the connector. Doing so can
damage the cable.
5 Remove the screw securing the power button board to the control-panel
module. See Figure 3-23.
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6 Remove the power button board and power button from the control-panel
module.
Figure 3-23.
Removing and Installing the Control Panel
2
1
3
4
5
1
bracket
2
control-panel cable
3
power button board
4
power button
5
control-panel module
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Installing the Control-Panel Module
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Assemble the power button and power button board in the control-panel
module.
2 Tighten the screw to secure the power button board to the control-panel
module. See Figure 3-23.
3 Connect the control-panel cable to the control-panel module.
4 Replace the bracket and tighten the single screw to secure the bracket to
the back of the control-panel module.
5 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
6 Reconnect the system to the power source and turn on the system and
attached peripherals.
7 If applicable, replace the front bezel. See "Installing the Front Bezel" on
page 66.
SAS Backplane
Removing the SAS Backplane
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 If applicable, remove the optional bezel. See "Removing the Front Bezel"
on page 65.
2 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system
from the electrical outlet.
3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
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CAUTION: To prevent damage to the drives and backplane, you must remove the
hard drives from the system before removing the backplane.
CAUTION: You must note the number of each hard drive and temporarily label
them before removal so that you can replace them in the same locations.
4 Remove all hard drives. See "Removing a Hot-Swap Hard Drive" on
page 70.
5 Disconnect the power cable from the end of the SAS backplane.
6 Disconnect the SAS data cables from the backplane.
7 Disconnect the optical-drive cable, USB cable, internal hard-drive cables,
and the control-panel cable.
CAUTION: Handle the cables gently to prevent damage.
8 While pressing the two blue latches toward each other, lift the backplane
upward. See Figure 3-24.
9 When the backplane cannot slide upward any farther, pull the backplane
toward the back of the system to remove it from the retention hooks.
10 Lift the board out of the system, being careful to avoid damaging
components on the face of the board.
11 Place the SAS backplane face down on a work surface.
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Figure 3-24. Removing and Installing a SAS Backplane
3
4
5
6
2
7
1
8
9
10
120
1
SAS backplane
2
backplane retention latches (2)
3
SAS cables
4
control panel module cable
5
USB memory key connector
6
SAS backplane power cable
7
control panel cable
8
internal hard drive cables (2)
9
USB cable
10
SAS backplane cable
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Installing the SAS Backplane
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Lower the backplane into the system, being careful to avoid damaging
components on the face of the board.
2 Align the slots in the backplane with the retention hooks on the back of
the drive bays, then move the backplane forward until the retention hooks
fit through the slots in the backplane. See Figure 3-24.
3 Slide the backplane downward until the two blue retention latches snap
into place.
4 Connect the SAS data and power cables to the SAS backplane.
5 Install the hard drives in their original locations.
6 Connect the optical drive cable, internal hard-drive cables, USB cable and
the control panel cable to the system board.
CAUTION: Handle the cables gently to prevent damage.
7 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
8 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on,
including any attached peripherals.
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Power Distribution Board
The power distribution board is located on your system directly behind the
power supply fan module. See Figure 3-25.
Removing the Power Distribution Board
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 If applicable, remove the internal hard drive bay and support carrier. See
"Removing an Internal Hard Drive Bay" on page 73.
2 If applicable, remove the thumb screw on the support bracket and lift it up
and out of the system.
3 Remove the power supplies from the system. See "Removing a Redundant
Power Supply" on page 80.
4 Remove the expansion cards. See "Removing an Expansion Card" on
page 94.
5 Remove the expansion card riser. See "Removing an Expansion-Card Riser"
on page 95.
6 Disconnect power distribution cables from the system board (see "System
Board" on page 125).
7 Disconnect the fan cable.
8 Remove the screws securing the power distribution board to the chassis.
See Figure 3-25.
9 Pull the blue tab, lift the power distribution board, and move it toward the
front of the system to disengage from the tabs on the power supply bay.
See Figure 3-25.
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Figure 3-25.
Removing and Installing the Power Distribution Board
3
4
2
1
5
6
1
screws (3)
2
power supply connector
3
power-interposer board
4
blue tab
5
power-distribution board
6
fan module cable connector
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Installing the Power Distribution Board
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Unpack the new power distribution board assembly.
2 Align the power distribution board with the tabs on the chassis and slide it
in place until the blue tab snaps over the edge of the board. See
Figure 3-25.
3 Install the three screws that secure the power distribution board to the
chassis. See Figure 3-25.
4 Connect the power distribution cables to the system board (see "System
Board" on page 125) and fan cable to the power distribution board as
shown in Figure 3-25.
5 If applicable, align the support bracket over the Power Distribution board
and secure in place with the screw.
6 If applicable, install the internal hard-drive bay. See "Installing an Internal
Hard Drive Bay" on page 75.
7 Install the power supplies in the system.
8 Replace the expansion-card riser. See "Installing an Expansion-Card Riser"
on page 97.
9 Replace the expansion cards. See "Installing an Expansion Card" on
page 92.
10 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
11 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on,
including any attached peripherals.
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System Board
Removing the System Board
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
CAUTION: If you are using the Trusted Program Module (TPM) with an encryption
key, you may be prompted to create a recovery key during program or system
setup. Be sure to create and safely store this recovery key. If you replace this
system board, you must supply the recovery key when you restart your system or
program before you can access the encrypted data on your hard drives.
1 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system
from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
3 Remove the cooling shroud. See "Removing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 68.
4 Remove the power supplies. See "Removing a Redundant Power Supply"
on page 80.
5 Remove all expansion cards and, if applicable, the storage controller card.
See "Removing an Expansion Card" on page 94 and "Removing the Storage
Controller Card" on page 98.
6 Remove the expansion-card riser. See "Removing an Expansion-Card
Riser" on page 95.
7 Remove the heat sinks, processors and heat-sink blanks. See "Removing a
Processor" on page 107.
8 If installed, remove the iDRAC6 Enterprise card. See "Removing an
iDRAC6 Enterprise Card" on page 105.
9 If installed, remove the iDRAC6 Express card. See "Removing an iDRAC6
Express Card" on page 102.
10 Disconnect all cables from the system board.
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11 Remove the nine screws securing the system board to the chassis and then
slide the system board assembly toward the front end of the chassis.
CAUTION: Do not lift the system board assembly by grasping a memory module,
processor, or other components.
12 Grasp the system board assembly by the edges and lift the system board
assembly away from the chassis. See Figure 3-26.
Figure 3-26. Removing and Installing the System Board
2
1
1
126
screws (9)
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Installing the System Board
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Unpack the new system board.
2 Remove the labels from the processor shield and affix them to the system
identification panel on the front of the system. See Figure 1-1.
3 Holding the system board by the edges, lower the system board into
the chassis.
CAUTION: Do not lift the system board assembly by grasping a memory module,
processor, or other components.
4 Slightly lift up the front of the system board and maneuver the system
board to the bottom of the chassis until it lays completely flat.
5 Push the system board toward the back of the chassis until the board is in
place.
6 Tighten the nine screws that secure the system board to the chassis.
See Figure 3-26.
7 Transfer the processors to the new system board. See "Removing a
Processor" on page 107 and "Installing a Processor" on page 111.
8 Remove the memory modules and transfer them to the same locations on
the new board. See "Removing Memory Modules" on page 89 and
"Installing Memory Modules" on page 87.
9 Connect the cables to the system board. See Figure 6-1 for the locations of
the connectors on the system board.
10 Replace the expansion-card riser. See "Installing an Expansion-Card Riser"
on page 97.
11 Install all expansion cards. See "Installing an Expansion Card" on page 92.
12 If applicable, reinstall the storage controller card. See "Installing the
Storage Controller Card" on page 100.
After connecting the SAS cables to the controller, make sure to place the
cables under the guide on the end of riser 1.
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13 If applicable, install the iDRAC6 Enterprise card. See "Installing an
iDRAC6 Enterprise Card" on page 103.
14 If applicable, install the iDRAC6 Express card. See "Installing an iDRAC6
Express Card" on page 101.
15 Replace the cooling shroud. See "Installing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 69.
16 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
17 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on,
including any attached peripherals.
18 If applicable, replace the front bezel. See "Removing the Front Bezel" on
page 65.
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Troubleshooting Your System
Safety First—For You and Your System
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
Troubleshooting System Startup Failure
If your system halts during startup prior to video imaging, especially after
installing an operating system or reconfiguring your system’s hardware, check
for the following conditions.
•
If you boot the system to the BIOS boot mode after installing an operating
system from the UEFI Boot Manager, the system hangs. The reverse is also
true. You must boot to the same boot mode in which you installed the
operating system. See "Using the System Setup Program and
UEFI Boot Manager" on page 41.
•
Invalid memory configurations could cause the system to halt at startup
without any video output. See "Expansion Cards and Expansion-Card
Risers" on page 90.
For all other startup issues, note the system messages that appear onscreen.
See "System Messages" on page 23 for more information.
Troubleshooting External Connections
Ensure that all external cables are securely attached to the external
connectors on your system before troubleshooting any external devices.
See Figure 1-1 and Figure 1-3 for the front- and back-panel connectors
on your system.
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Troubleshooting the Video Subsystem
1 Check the system and power connections to the monitor.
2 Check the video interface cabling from the system to the monitor.
3 Run the appropriate online diagnostic test. See "Using Online Diagnostics"
on page 147.
If the tests run successfully, the problem is not related to video hardware.
If the tests fail, see "Getting Help" on page 157.
Troubleshooting a USB Device
Use the following steps to troubleshoot a USB keyboard and/or mouse.
For other USB devices, go to step 5.
1 Disconnect the keyboard and mouse cables from the system briefly and
reconnect them.
2 Connect the keyboard/mouse to the USB port(s) on the opposite side of
the system.
3 If the problem is resolved, restart the system, enter the System Setup
program, and check if the nonfunctioning USB ports are enabled.
4 Replace the keyboard/mouse with another working keyboard/mouse.
If the problem is resolved, replace the faulty keyboard/mouse.
If the problem is not resolved, proceed to the next step to begin
troubleshooting the other USB devices attached to the system.
5 Power down all attached USB devices and disconnect them from the system.
6 Restart the system and, if your keyboard is functioning, enter the system
setup program. Verify that all USB ports are enabled. See "Integrated
Devices Screen" on page 48.
If your keyboard is not functioning, you can also use remote access. If the
system is not accessible, see "System Board Jumpers" on page 151 for
instructions on setting the NVRAM_CLR jumper inside your system and
restoring the BIOS to the default settings.
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7 Reconnect and power on each USB device one at a time.
8 If a device causes the same problem, power down the device, replace the
USB cable, and power up the device.
If the problem persists, replace the device.
If all troubleshooting fails, see "Getting Help" on page 157.
Troubleshooting a Serial I/O Device
1 Turn off the system and any peripheral devices connected to the
serial port.
2 Swap the serial interface cable with another working cable, and turn on the
system and the serial device.
If the problem is resolved, replace the interface cable.
3 Turn off the system and the serial device, and swap the device with a
comparable device.
4 Turn on the system and the serial device.
If the problem is resolved, replace the serial device.
If the problem persists, see "Getting Help" on page 157.
Troubleshooting a NIC
1 Run the appropriate online diagnostic test. See "Using Online Diagnostics"
on page 147.
2 Restart the system and check for any system messages pertaining to the
NIC controller.
3 Check the appropriate indicator on the NIC connector. See "NIC Indicator
Codes" on page 19.
•
If the link indicator does not light, check all cable connections.
•
If the activity indicator does not light, the network driver files might
be damaged or missing.
Remove and reinstall the drivers if applicable. See the
NIC's documentation.
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•
Change the auto-negotiation setting, if possible.
•
Use another connector on the switch or hub.
If you are using a NIC card instead of an integrated NIC, see the
documentation for the NIC card.
4 Ensure that the appropriate drivers are installed and the protocols are
bound. See the NIC's documentation.
5 Enter the System Setup program and confirm that the NIC ports are
enabled. See "Integrated Devices Screen" on page 48.
6 Ensure that the NICs, hubs, and switches on the network are all set to the
same data transmission speed. See the documentation for each network
device.
7 Ensure that all network cables are of the proper type and do not exceed the
maximum length.
If all troubleshooting fails, see "Getting Help" on page 157.
Troubleshooting a Wet System
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system
from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
3 Disassemble components from the system. See "Installing System
Components" on page 63.
132
•
Cooling shroud
•
Hard drives
•
SAS backplane
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•
VFlash media cards
•
USB memory keys
•
NIC hardware key
•
Expansion-card risers
•
Integrated storage controller card
•
iDRAC6 Express card
•
iDRAC6 Enterprise card
•
Power supplies
•
Fans
•
Processors and heat sinks
•
Memory modules
4 Let the system dry thoroughly for at least 24 hours.
5 Reinstall the components you removed in step 3.
6 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
7 Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet, and turn on the system and
attached peripherals.
If the system does not start properly, see "Getting Help" on page 157.
8 If the system starts properly, shut down the system and reinstall all of the
expansion cards that you removed. See "Installing an Expansion Card" on
page 92.
9 Run the appropriate online diagnostic test. See "Using Online Diagnostics"
on page 147.
If the tests fail, see "Getting Help" on page 157.
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Troubleshooting a Damaged System
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system
from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
3 Ensure that the following components are properly installed:
•
Expansion-card risers
•
Power supplies
•
Fans
•
Processors and heat sinks
•
Memory modules
•
Hard-drive carriers
•
Cooling shroud
4 Ensure that all cables are properly connected.
5 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
6 Run the system board tests in the system diagnostics. See "Running the
System Diagnostics" on page 147.
If the tests fail, see "Getting Help" on page 157.
Troubleshooting the System Battery
NOTE: If the system is turned off for long periods of time (for weeks or months),
the NVRAM may lose its system configuration information. This situation is
caused by a defective battery.
1 Re-enter the time and date through the System Setup program.
See "System Setup Options" on page 43.
2 Turn off the system and disconnect it from the electrical outlet for at
least one hour.
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3 Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet and turn on the system.
4 Enter the System Setup program.
If the date and time are not correct in the System Setup program,
replace the battery. See "Replacing the System Battery" on page 112.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
If the problem is not resolved by replacing the battery, see "Getting Help"
on page 157.
NOTE: Some software may cause the system time to speed up or slow down.
If the system seems to operate normally except for the time kept in the
System Setup program, the problem may be caused by software rather than by
a defective battery.
Troubleshooting Power Supplies
1 Identify the faulty power supply by the power supply's fault indicator.
See "Power Indicator Codes" on page 19.
CAUTION: At least one power supply must be installed for the system to operate.
Operating the system with only one power supply installed for extended periods of
time can cause the system to overheat.
2 Reseat the power supply by removing and reinstalling it. See "Power
Supplies" on page 79.
NOTE: After installing a power supply, allow several seconds for the system
to recognize the power supply and to determine if it is working properly.
The power indicator turns green to signify that the power supply is
functioning properly.
If the problem persists, replace the faulty power supply.
3 If all troubleshooting fails, see "Getting Help" on page 157.
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Troubleshooting System Cooling Problems
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
Ensure that none of the following conditions exist:
•
System cover, cooling shroud, drive blank, power supply blank, or front or
back filler panel is removed.
•
Ambient temperature is too high.
•
External airflow is obstructed.
•
Cables inside the system obstruct airflow.
•
An individual cooling fan is removed or has failed. See "Troubleshooting a
Fan" on page 136.
•
The expansion card installation guidelines have not been followed.
See "Expansion Card Installation Guidelines" on page 90.
Troubleshooting a Fan
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Locate the faulty fan indicated by the diagnostic software.
2 Turn off the system and all attached peripherals.
3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
4 Reseat the fan's power cable.
5 Restart the system.
If the fan functions properly, close the system. See "Closing the System" on
page 67.
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6 If the fan does not function, turn off the system and install a new fan.
See "Replacing a Cooling Fan" on page 79.
7 Restart the system.
If the problem is resolved, close the system. See "Closing the System" on
page 67.
If the replacement fan does not operate, see "Getting Help" on page 157.
Troubleshooting System Memory
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
NOTE: Invalid memory configurations can cause your system to halt at startup
without video output. See "General Memory Module Installation Guidelines" on
page 83 and verify that your memory configuration complies with all
applicable guidelines.
1 If the system is operational, run the appropriate online diagnostic test.
See "Using Online Diagnostics" on page 147.
If diagnostics indicates a fault, follow the corrective actions provided
by the diagnostic program.
2 If the system is not operational, turn off the system and attached
peripherals, and unplug the system from the power source. Wait at least
10 seconds and then reconnect the system to power.
3 Turn on the system and attached peripherals and note the messages
on the screen.
Go to step 14 if an error message appears indicating a fault with a
specific memory module.
4 Enter the System Setup program and check the system memory setting.
See "Memory Settings Screen" on page 45. Make any changes to the
memory settings, if needed.
If the memory settings match the installed memory but a problem is still
indicated, go to step 14.
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5 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system
from the electrical outlet.
6 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
7 Remove the cooling shroud. See "Removing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 68.
8 Check the memory channels and ensure that they are populated correctly.
See "General Memory Module Installation Guidelines" on page 83.
9 Reseat the memory modules in their sockets. See "Installing Memory
Modules" on page 87.
10 Replace the cooling shroud. See "Installing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 69.
11 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
12 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet, and turn on the system
and attached peripherals.
13 Enter the System Setup program and check the system memory setting.
See "Memory Settings Screen" on page 45.
If the problem is not resolved, proceed with the next step.
14 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system
from the power source.
15 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
16 If a diagnostic test or error message indicates a specific memory module
as faulty, swap or replace the module.
17 To troubleshoot an unspecified faulty memory module, replace the
memory module in the first DIMM socket with a module of the same type
and capacity. See "Installing Memory Modules" on page 87.
18 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
19 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet, and turn on the system and
attached peripherals.
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20 As the system boots, observe any error message that appears and the
diagnostic indicators on the front of the system.
21 If the memory problem is still indicated, repeat step 14 through step 20 for
each memory module installed.
If the problem persists after all memory modules have been checked,
see "Getting Help" on page 157.
Troubleshooting an Internal USB Key
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
1 Enter the System Setup program and ensure that the USB key port is
enabled. See "Integrated Devices Screen" on page 48.
2 Turn off the system and attached peripherals.
3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
4 Locate the USB key and reseat it. See "Internal USB Memory Key" on
page 106.
5 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
6 Turn on the system and attached peripherals and check if the USB key
is functioning.
7 If the problem is not resolved, repeat step 2 and step 3.
8 Insert a different USB key that you know works properly.
9 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
10 Turn on the system and attached peripherals and check if the USB key
is functioning.
11 Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet, and turn on the system
and attached peripherals.
If the problem is not resolved, see "Getting Help" on page 157.
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Troubleshooting a Hard Drive
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
CAUTION: This troubleshooting procedure can destroy data stored on the
hard drive. Before you proceed, back up all files on the hard drive.
1 Run the appropriate online diagnostics test. See "Using Online
Diagnostics" on page 147.
Depending on the results of the diagnostics test, proceed as needed
through the following steps.
2 If installed, remove the front bezel. See "Removing the Front Bezel" on
page 65.
3 If your system has a RAID controller and your hard drives are configured in
a RAID array, perform the following steps:
a
Restart the system and enter the host adapter configuration utility
program by pressing <Ctrl><R> for a PERC controller or
<Ctrl><C> for a SAS controller.
See the documentation supplied with the host adapter for information
about the configuration utility.
b
Ensure that the hard drive(s) have been configured correctly for the
RAID array.
c
Take the hard drive offline and reseat the drive. See "Removing a HotSwap Hard Drive" on page 70
d
Exit the configuration utility and allow the system to boot to the
operating system.
4 Ensure that the required device drivers for your controller card are installed
and are configured correctly. See the operating system documentation for
more information.
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5 Restart the system, enter the System Setup program, and verify that the
controller is enabled and the drives appear in the System Setup program.
See "Entering the System Setup Program" on page 42.
If the problem persists, see "Getting Help" on page 157.
6 Replace the front bezel. See "Installing the Front Bezel" on page 66.
Troubleshooting an Internal Hard Drive
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
CAUTION: This troubleshooting procedure can destroy data stored on the
hard drive. Before you proceed, back up all files on the hard drive.
1 Run the appropriate online diagnostics test. See "Using Online
Diagnostics" on page 147.
Depending on the results of the diagnostics test, proceed as needed
through the following steps.
2 If your system has a RAID controller and your hard drives are configured in
a RAID array, perform the following steps:
a
Restart the system and enter the host adapter configuration utility
program by pressing <Ctrl><R> for a PERC controller or
<Ctrl><C> for a SAS controller.
See the documentation supplied with the host adapter for information
about the configuration utility.
b
Ensure that the hard drive(s) have been configured correctly for the
RAID array.
c
Take the hard drive offline and reseat the drive. See "Removing an
Internal Hard Drive Bay" on page 73
d
Exit the configuration utility and allow the system to boot to the
operating system.
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3 Ensure that the required device drivers for your controller card are installed
and are configured correctly. See the operating system documentation for
more information.
4 Restart the system, enter the System Setup program, and verify that the
controller is enabled and the drives appear in the System Setup program.
See "Entering the System Setup Program" on page 42.
If the problem persists, see "Getting Help" on page 157.
5 Replace the front bezel. See "Installing the Front Bezel" on page 66.
Troubleshooting a Storage Controller
NOTE: When troubleshooting a SAS or SAS RAID controller, also see the
documentation for your operating system and the controller.
1 Run the appropriate online diagnostic test. See "Using Online Diagnostics"
on page 147.
2 Enter the System Setup program and ensure that the SAS or PERC
controller is enabled. See "Entering the System Setup Program" on
page 42.
3 Restart the system and press the applicable key sequence to enter the
configuration utility program.
•
<Ctrl><C> for a SAS controller
•
<Ctrl><R> for a PERC controller
See the controller's documentation for information about configuration
settings.
4 Check the configuration settings, make any necessary corrections,
and restart the system.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
5 If installed, remove the front bezel. See "Removing the Front Bezel" on
page 65.
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6 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system
from its electrical outlet.
7 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
8 Ensure that the controller card is firmly seated into the system board
connector. See "Installing an Expansion Card" on page 92.
9 If you have a battery-cached PERC controller, ensure that the RAID
battery is properly connected and, if applicable, the memory module on
the PERC card is properly seated.
10 Verify that the cable connections between the SAS backplane(s) and the
integrated storage controller are correct. See "Installing the Storage
Controller Card" on page 100 and Figure 3-15.
Ensure that the cables are firmly connected to the storage controller and
the SAS backplane board.
11 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
12 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet, and turn on the system and
attached peripherals.
If the problem persists, see "Getting Help" on page 157.
13 Replace the front bezel. See "Installing the Front Bezel" on page 66.
Troubleshooting Expansion Cards
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not
covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came
with the product.
NOTE: When troubleshooting an expansion card, see the documentation for your
operating system and the expansion card.
1 Run the appropriate online diagnostic test. See "Using Online Diagnostics"
on page 147.
2 If installed, remove the front bezel. See "Removing the Front Bezel" on
page 65.
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3 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system
from the electrical outlet.
4 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
5 Ensure that each expansion card is firmly seated in its connector.
See "Installing an Expansion Card" on page 92.
6 Ensure that each expansion-card riser is firmly seated in its connector.
See "Installing an Expansion-Card Riser" on page 97.
7 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
8 Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet, and turn on the system and
attached peripherals.
9 If problem is not resolved, turn off the system and attached peripherals,
and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.
10 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
11 Remove all expansion cards installed in the system. See "Removing an
Expansion Card" on page 94.
12 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
13 Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet, and turn on the system and
attached peripherals.
14 Run the appropriate online diagnostic test. See "Running the System
Diagnostics" on page 147.
If the tests fail, see "Getting Help" on page 157.
15 For each expansion card you removed in step 11, perform the
following steps:
a
Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from the electrical outlet.
b
Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
c
Reinstall one of the expansion cards.
d
Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
e
Run the appropriate diagnostic test.
If the tests fail, see "Getting Help" on page 157.
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Troubleshooting Processors
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician.
You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in
your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service
and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is
not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that
came with the product.
1 Run the appropriate online diagnostics test. See "Using Online
Diagnostics" on page 147.
2 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from the electrical outlet.
3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
4 Ensure that each processor and heat sink are properly installed.
See "Installing a Processor" on page 111.
5 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
6 Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet, and turn on the system and
attached peripherals.
7 Run the appropriate online diagnostic test. See "Running the System
Diagnostics" on page 147.
8 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from the electrical outlet.
9 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
10 Remove processor 2. See "Removing a Processor" on page 107.
11 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
12 Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet, and turn on the system
and attached peripherals.
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13 Run the appropriate online diagnostic test. See "Running the System
Diagnostics" on page 147.
If the test fails, the processor is faulty. See "Getting Help" on page 157.
14 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from the electrical outlet.
15 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
16 Replace processor 1 with processor 2. See "Installing a Processor" on
page 111.
17 Repeat step 11 through step 13.
If you have tested both the processors and the problem persists, the system
board is faulty. See "Getting Help" on page 157.
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Running the System Diagnostics
If you experience a problem with your system, run the diagnostics before
calling for technical assistance. The purpose of the diagnostics is to test
your system's hardware without requiring additional equipment or risking
data loss. If you are unable to fix the problem yourself, service and support
personnel can use diagnostics test results to help you solve the problem.
Using Online Diagnostics
To assess a system problem, first use the Online Diagnostics. Dell Online
Diagnostics is a suite of diagnostic programs, or test modules, that include
diagnostic tests on chassis and storage components such as hard drives,
physical memory, communications and printer ports, NICs, CMOS,
and more. If you are unable to identify the problem using the
Online Diagnostics, then use the embedded system diagnostics.
The files required to run Online Diagnostics for systems running supported
Microsoft® Windows® and Linux operating systems are available
at support.dell.com. For information about using diagnostics, see the Dell
Online Diagnostics User's Guide.
The embedded system diagnostics can be launched using Lifecycle
Controller. For more information about using the controller, see Lifecycle
Controller documentation on the Dell Support website at
support.dell.com/manuals.
Embedded System Diagnostics Features
The embedded system diagnostics provides a series of menus and options for
particular device groups or devices. The system diagnostics menus and
options allow you to:
•
Run tests individually or collectively
•
Control the sequence of tests
•
Repeat tests
•
Display, print, or save test results
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•
Temporarily suspend testing if an error is detected or terminate testing
when a user-defined error limit is reached
•
View help messages that briefly describe each test and its parameters
•
View status messages that inform you if tests are completed successfully
•
View error messages that inform you of problems encountered
during testing
When to Use the Embedded System Diagnostics
If a major component or device in the system does not operate properly,
component failure may be indicated. As long as the processor and the
system's input/output devices are functioning, you can use the system
diagnostics to help identify the problem.
Running the Embedded System Diagnostics
You can run the embedded system diagnostics program from the USC main
screen.
CAUTION: Use the system diagnostics to test only your system. Using this
program with other systems may cause invalid results or error messages.
1 As the system boots, press <F10> to start the controller.
2 Click Diagnostics in the left pane and click Launch Diagnostics in
the right pane.
The Diagnostics menu allows you to run all or specific diagnostics tests
or to exit.
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Embedded System Diagnostics Testing Options
Click the testing option in the Main Menu window.
Testing Option
Function
Express Test
Performs a quick check of the system. This option runs
device tests that do not require user interaction.
Extended Test
Performs a more thorough check of the system.
This test can take an hour or longer.
Custom Test
Tests a particular device.
Information
Displays test results.
Using the Custom Test Options
When you select Custom Test in the Main Menu window, the Customize
window allows you to select the device(s) to be tested, select specific options
for testing, and view the test results.
Selecting Devices for Testing
The left side of the Customize window lists devices that can be tested.
Click the (+) next to a device or module to view its components. Click (+)
on any component to view the tests that are available. Clicking a device,
rather than its components, selects all of the components of the
device for testing.
NOTE: After you select all the devices and components that you want to test,
highlight All Devices and then click Run Tests.
Selecting Diagnostics Options
From the Diagnostics Options area, select the test(s) you want to run
on a device:
•
Non-Interactive Tests Only — Runs only tests that require no
user intervention.
•
Quick Tests Only — Runs only the quick tests on the device.
•
Show Ending Timestamp — Time stamps the test log.
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•
Test Iterations — Selects the number of times the test is run.
•
Log output file pathname — Enables you to specify the diskette drive or
USB memory key where the test log file is saved. You cannot save the file to
a hard drive.
Viewing Information and Results
The following tabs in the Customize window provide information about the
test and the test results:
150
•
Results — Displays the test that ran and the result.
•
Errors — Displays any errors that occurred during the test.
•
Help — Displays information about the currently selected device,
component, or test.
•
Configuration — Displays basic configuration information about the
currently selected device.
•
Parameters — Displays parameters that you can set for the test.
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Jumpers and Connectors
This section provides specific information about the system jumpers. It also
provides some basic information on jumpers and switches and describes the
connectors on the various boards in the system.
System Board Jumpers
Figure 6-1 shows the location of the configuration jumpers on the system
board. Table 6-1 lists the jumper settings.
Table 6-1.
System Board Jumper Settings
Jumper
PWRD_EN
Setting
Description
(default)
The password feature is enabled
(pins 2-4)
The password feature is disabled,
and iDRAC6 local access is unlocked at
the next AC power cycle (pins 4-6)
NVRAM_CLR
(default)
The configuration settings are retained
at system boot (pins 3-5)
The configuration settings are cleared
at the next system boot (pins 1-3)
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System Board Connectors
Figure 6-1. System Board Connectors
1
2
21
20
19
18
3
17
16
4
15
14
13
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12 11 10
9
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Table 6-2.
System Board Connectors
Item
Connector
Description
1
CPU2
Processor 2
2
iDRAC6 Enterprise
iDRAC6 Enterprise card connector
3
B4
Memory module slot B4
B1
Memory module slot B1 (white release lever)
B2
Memory module slot B2 (white release lever)
B3
Memory module slot B3 (white release lever)
4
CPU1
Processor 1
5
FAN1
Cooling fan 1 connector
6
FAN2
Cooling fan 2 connector
7
A3
Memory module slot A3 (white release lever)
A2
Memory module slot A2 (white release lever)
A1
Memory module slot A1 (white release lever)
A4
Memory module slot A4
8
FAN3
Cooling fan 3 connector
9
BATTERY
System battery
10
FAN4
Cooling fan 4 connector
11
12V
8-pin power connector
12
FP_CONN
control panel connector
13
BP_CONN
Backplane power connector
14
PWR_CONN
24-pin power connector
15
PDB_ I2C
Power distribution board connector
16
FP_USB_CONN
Backplane USB connector
17
SATA_A
SATA connector A
SATA_B
SATA connector B
SATA_C
SATA connector C
SATA_D
SATA connector D
SATA_E
SATA connector E
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Table 6-2.
System Board Connectors (continued)
Item
Connector
Description
18
RISER
Expansion-card riser connector
19
RISER
Expansion-card riser connector
20
iDRAC6 Express
iDRAC6 Express card connector
21
PSWD_EN
Password enable jumper
NVRM_CLR
NVRAM clear jumper
Disabling a Forgotten Password
The system's software security features include a system password and a setup
password, which are discussed in detail in "Using the System Setup Program
and UEFI Boot Manager" on page 41. The password jumper enables these
password features or disables them and clears any password(s) currently in
use.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
3 Move the password jumper to the "disabled" position to clear the password.
See Table 6-1.
See Figure 6-1 to locate the password jumper on the system board.
4 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
5 Reconnect your system and peripherals to their electrical outlets, and turn
on the system.
The existing passwords are not disabled (erased) until the system boots
with the password jumper plug in the "disabled" position. However, before
you assign a new system and/or setup password, you must return the
jumper plug to the enabled position.
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NOTE: If you assign a new system and/or setup password with the jumper
plug still in the "disabled" position, the system disables the new password(s)
the next time it boots.
6 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
7 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 66.
8 Move the password jumper back to the enabled position to restore the
password function. See Table 6-1.
9 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 67.
10 Reconnect your system and peripherals to their electrical outlets, and turn
on the system.
11 Assign a new system and/or setup password.
To assign a new password using the System Setup program, see "System
and Setup Password Features" on page 56.
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Getting Help
Contacting Dell
For customers in the United States, call 800-WWW-DELL (800-999-3355).
NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact
information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog.
Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options.
Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be
available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or
customer service issues:
1 Visit support.dell.com.
2 Verify your country or region in the Choose A Country/Region drop-down
menu at the bottom of the page.
3 Click Contact Us on the left side of the page.
4 Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need.
5 Choose the method of contacting Dell that is convenient for you.
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Index
A
Advanced ECC memory
mode, 84
B
back-panel features, 15
batteries
troubleshooting, 134
battery
troubleshooting the RAID card
battery, 142
installing, 117
cooling fan
replacing, 79
cooling fans
troubleshooting, 136
cooling shroud
installing, 69
removing, 68
cover
closing, 67
opening, 66
battery (system)
replacing, 111
D
bezel, 65
damaged systems
troubleshooting, 134
blank
hard drive, 69
power supply, 82
Dell
contacting, 157
Dell PowerEdge Diagnostics
using, 147
C
connectors
system board, 152
USB, 12
video, 12
contacting Dell, 157
control panel assembly
features, 12
diagnostics
advanced testing options, 149
testing options, 149
using Dell PowerEdge
Diagnostics, 147
when to use, 148
DIMMs
See memory modules (DIMMs).
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drive blank
installing, 70
removing, 69
hard drives (hot-swappable)
installing, 71
E
I
Embedded System
Management, 60
iDRAC card
installing, 100, 102
system port, 15
error messages, 42
expansion card
troubleshooting, 143
expansion cards
installing, 92
removing, 94
SAS controller, 97
expansion slots, 90
F
front-panel features, 12
G
guidelines
connecting external devices, 17
expansion card installation, 90
memory installation, 82
iDRAC Configuration Utility, 60
indicators
back-panel, 15
front-panel, 12
NIC, 18
power, 12, 18
installing
control panel assembly, 117
cooling shroud, 69
expansion card, 92
hard drive (hot-swappable), 71
hard drive blank, 70
iDRAC card, 100, 102
memory modules, 87
power supply blank, 82
processor, 110
SAS backplane board, 120
SAS controller, 99
J
H
jumpers (system board), 151
hard drive
troubleshooting, 140-141
160
heat sink, 108
Index
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K
keyboards
troubleshooting, 130
M
troubleshooting, 131
O
Optimizer memory mode, 84
memory
troubleshooting, 137
P
memory key connector
(USB), 105
password
setup, 58
system, 56
Memory Mirroring memory
mode, 84
memory mode
Advanced ECC, 84
memory mirroring, 84
Optimizer, 84
memory modules (DIMMs)
configuring, 82
installing, 87
removing, 89
UDIMM configurations, 91-92
messages
error messages, 42
system, 22
warning, 38
N
NIC
indicators, 18
passwords
disabling, 154
phone numbers, 157
POST
accessing system features, 11
power indicators, 12, 18
power supplies
indicators, 18
removing, 80
replacing, 81
power supply blank, 82
processor
installing, 110
removing, 106
See processor.
upgrades, 106
processors
troubleshooting, 145
NICs
back-panel connectors, 15
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R
remote access controller
See iDRAC.
removing
bezel, 65
cooling shroud, 68
cover, 66
expansion card, 94
hard drive blank, 69
memory modules, 89
power supply, 80
power supply blank, 82
processor, 106
SAS backplane board, 117
SAS controller, 97
system board, 124
replacing
cooling fan, 79
power supply, 81
system battery, 111
S
safety, 129
SAS backplane board
installing, 120
removing, 117
SAS RAID controller daughter
card
troubleshooting, 142
SATA hard drive. See hard drive.
SD card
troubleshooting, 139
securing your system, 51, 57
setup password, 58
slots
See expansion slots.
startup
accessing system features, 11
support
contacting Dell, 157
system
closing, 67
opening, 66
system board
connectors, 152
installing, 126
jumpers, 151
removing, 124
system cooling
troubleshooting, 136
system features
accessing, 11
SAS controller card
installing, 99
removing, 97
system messages, 22
SAS controller daughter card
troubleshooting, 142
system setup program
boot settings, 47
integrated devices options, 48
SAS hard drive. See hard drive.
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system password, 56
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keystroke to enter, 42
memory settings, 45
PCI IRQ assignments, 49
power management options, 51
processor settings, 45
SATA settings, 46
serial communications
options, 49
system security options, 51
system setup screens
main, 43
T
telephone numbers, 157
TPM security, 51
troubleshooting
battery, 134
cooling fans, 136
damaged system, 134
expansion card, 143
external connections, 129
hard drive, 140-141
internal hard drive, 141
internal USB key, 139
keyboard, 130
memory, 137
NIC, 131
processors, 145
SAS RAID controller daughter
card, 142
SD card, 139
system cooling, 136
video, 130
wet system, 132
U
UEFI Boot Manager
entering, 54
main screen, 55
System Utilities screen, 56
UEFI Boot Settings screen, 55
Unified Server Configurator
Lifecyle Controller, 60
upgrades
processor, 106
USB
front-panel connectors, 12
internal connector for memory
key, 105
USB device
back-panel connectors, 15
USB key
troubleshooting, 139
V
video
back-panel connector, 15
front-panel connectors, 12
troubleshooting, 130
W
warning messages, 38
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warranty, 39
wet system
troubleshooting, 132
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