MegaRAC™ G3
User’s Guide
MAN-840
03/15/04
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Revision History
02/25/04
03/15/04
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Preliminary release.
Updated GUI.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Introduction.......................................................................................................... 1
Features ....................................................................................................................................... 1
Chapter 2
Installing Your MegaRAC G3 Card .................................................................... 3
Before You Start .......................................................................................................................... 3
Avoid Electro-Static Discharge (ESD)...................................................................................... 3
MegaRAC G3 Installation and Setup........................................................................................... 3
Step 1 Unpack the MegaRAC G3 Card (and check jumper settings).......................................... 4
MegaRAC G3 Card Layout ...................................................................................................... 4
MegaRAC G3 MAC Address.................................................................................................... 4
JP4 and JP5 Chassis/Motherboard Power Switch................................................................... 5
JP6 MegaRAC G3 Reset Button .............................................................................................. 5
JP7 and JP8 Chassis/Motherboard Reset Switch.................................................................... 5
JP11 Flash Write Enable/Disable............................................................................................. 5
JP12 Diagnostic and Recovery Mode Jumper ......................................................................... 6
JP13 and JP14 PCI Bus SMB Data and Clock Jumper ........................................................... 6
Step 2 Install the Optional Battery and Battery Clip..................................................................... 7
BBU (Battery Backup Unit) Installation .................................................................................... 7
J2 Battery Connector................................................................................................................ 7
Charging the Battery Pack ....................................................................................................... 8
Storage ..................................................................................................................................... 8
Changing the Battery Pack....................................................................................................... 8
Disposing of a Battery Pack ..................................................................................................... 9
Battery Disposal Laws.............................................................................................................. 9
Other Laws in Other Areas....................................................................................................... 9
Step 3 Install the Optional Modem Daughterboard.................................................................... 10
Step 4 Plug in the MegaRAC G3 Card into the Host System and Attach Internal Cables ........ 10
J3 Service Connector ............................................................................................................. 10
J4 JTAG (Joint Test Action Group) ICE (In-Circuit Emulator) Connector .............................. 10
J5 IPMB (Intelligent Platform Management Bus) ................................................................... 11
IPMB (Intelligent Platform Management Bus) ........................................................................ 11
J9 MegaRAC Feature Connector ........................................................................................... 12
JP2 Serial Port Connector...................................................................................................... 12
JP3 Service Connector........................................................................................................... 12
JP4 and JP5 Chassis/Motherboard Power Switch................................................................. 13
JP6 MegaRAC G3 Reset Button ............................................................................................ 13
JP7 and JP8 Chassis/Motherboard Reset Switch.................................................................. 13
Step 5 Connect External Cables................................................................................................ 14
Step 6 Confirm the Motherboard’s BIOS Settings ..................................................................... 14
Step 7 Install the Operating System and MegaRAC G3 Drivers ............................................... 14
Installing AMI Virtual Floppy Drivers on Microsoft® Windows Operating Systems ............... 15
Step 8 Install the American Megatrends MegaRAC G3 Windows Software Components........ 19
Step 9 Setup Your Client Internet Browser................................................................................ 24
Step 10 Connect to the MegaRAC G3 from a Client System .................................................... 28
Step 11 Load the MegaRAC G3 SDR and Soft Processor (SP) File for Your Server Board
Model (OEM VERSION ONLY).................................................................................................. 32
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Chapter 3
Locating Your MegaRAC G3 Card ................................................................... 37
Overview .................................................................................................................................... 37
Locating Your MegaRAC G3 Card ............................................................................................ 37
IP Address Range...................................................................................................................... 41
Schedule Discovery ................................................................................................................... 43
Usage......................................................................................................................................... 44
Chapter 4
Using Your MegaRAC G3.................................................................................. 45
MegaRAC G3 GUI Overview ..................................................................................................... 45
Default User Name and Password ............................................................................................ 45
MegaRAC G3 GUI Explained .................................................................................................... 46
Menu Bar ................................................................................................................................ 46
Quick Launch Icons................................................................................................................ 47
Session Information................................................................................................................ 47
Manage Group ........................................................................................................................... 48
Remote Console ........................................................................................................................ 49
Redirection ................................................................................................................................. 50
Setting up Internet Explorer.................................................................................................... 50
Staring Redirection................................................................................................................. 54
Remote Console Shortcut Key Combinations........................................................................ 56
Console Redirection Window ................................................................................................. 57
Console Redirection Toolbar.................................................................................................. 60
Console Redirection Toolbar Status ...................................................................................... 60
Console Redirection Toolbar Toggle Buttons ........................................................................ 61
Start CD-ROM Drive Redirection ........................................................................................... 62
Stop CD-ROM Drive Redirection............................................................................................ 65
Start Floppy Drive Redirection ............................................................................................... 66
Stop Floppy Drive Redirection................................................................................................ 69
G3 Floppy Image Creator....................................................................................................... 70
Creating a Floppy Image ........................................................................................................ 70
Transferring a Floppy Image to a Floppy Disk ....................................................................... 73
Remote Power Control............................................................................................................... 78
Upgrade Firmware ..................................................................................................................... 79
Updating Your MegaRAC G3’s Firmware .............................................................................. 80
Reset MegaRAC G3 .................................................................................................................. 85
Configure Group ........................................................................................................................ 87
Users.......................................................................................................................................... 88
Adding Users .......................................................................................................................... 89
Removing Users..................................................................................................................... 90
Viewing and Editing Users ..................................................................................................... 91
Network ...................................................................................................................................... 92
Firewall....................................................................................................................................... 94
Alert Notification ......................................................................................................................... 96
Date & Time ............................................................................................................................... 97
Serial Port .................................................................................................................................. 98
SSL Certificate ........................................................................................................................... 99
PMCP File Upload ................................................................................................................... 101
IPMI Configuration ................................................................................................................... 106
Server OS Monitoring & Recovery........................................................................................... 107
View Group .............................................................................................................................. 108
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MegaRAC Health ..................................................................................................................... 109
Event Log ................................................................................................................................. 110
Server Health ........................................................................................................................... 111
General Information ................................................................................................................. 112
General Information : Version .............................................................................................. 112
General Information : Features ............................................................................................ 113
General Information : Detailed Versions .............................................................................. 113
Last Saved Crash Screen ........................................................................................................ 114
Appendix A
MegaRAC Feature Cable................................................................................. 115
MegaRAC Feature Cable Layout............................................................................................. 115
Appendix B
G3ConfigApp ................................................................................................... 117
Overview .................................................................................................................................. 117
G3ConfigApp............................................................................................................................ 117
User Manager Tab ............................................................................................................... 119
Adding a User....................................................................................................................... 120
User Properties .................................................................................................................... 121
Network Configuration Tab................................................................................................... 122
Advanced Tab ...................................................................................................................... 123
Appendix C
MegaRAC G3 Remote Recovery Application (RRA) .................................... 125
MegaRAC G3 Card Remote Recovery Application (RRA) ...................................................... 125
Appendix D
Troubleshooting .............................................................................................. 131
Screen Distortion ..................................................................................................................... 131
Problem ................................................................................................................................ 131
Symptom .............................................................................................................................. 131
Solution................................................................................................................................. 132
BMC Not Responding .............................................................................................................. 133
Problem ................................................................................................................................ 133
Symptom .............................................................................................................................. 133
Solution................................................................................................................................. 133
Cannot Power On the Host System Remotely......................................................................... 134
Problem ................................................................................................................................ 134
Symptom .............................................................................................................................. 134
Solution................................................................................................................................. 134
Complete Flash ........................................................................................................................ 134
Problem ................................................................................................................................ 134
Symptom .............................................................................................................................. 134
Solution................................................................................................................................. 134
Appendix E
Serial Over LAN ............................................................................................... 135
Hardware Setup ....................................................................................................................... 135
BIOS ..................................................................................................................................... 136
Appendix F
Modem Daughterboard ................................................................................... 137
Overview .................................................................................................................................. 137
Before You Start ...................................................................................................................... 137
Avoid Electro-Static Discharge (ESD).................................................................................. 137
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Modem Daughterboard Installation.......................................................................................... 138
Modem Daughterboard Installation Illustration..................................................................... 139
Pin Alignment Illustration...................................................................................................... 139
Appendix G
Port Usage........................................................................................................ 141
Port Usage Table ..................................................................................................................... 141
Appendix H
MAC Address Map........................................................................................... 143
Notes........................................................................................................................................ 144
Appendix I
Host System USB Mouse and Keyboard Considerations for Linux 7.x..... 145
Overview .................................................................................................................................. 145
File Description ........................................................................................................................ 145
Check Your AMIBIOS Settings ................................................................................................ 145
USB Keyboard ......................................................................................................................... 145
USB Mouse .............................................................................................................................. 146
If linking to XFree86….......................................................................................................... 146
Index ........................................................................................................................................... 147
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Limited Warranty
The buyer agrees that if this product proves to be defective, American Megatrends is only
obligated to repair or replace this product at American Megatrends’ discretion according
to the terms and conditions of the warranty registration card that accompanies this
product. American Megatrends shall not be liable in tort or contract for any loss or
damage, direct, incidental or consequential resulting from the use of this product. Please
see the Warranty Registration Card shipped with this product for full warranty details.
Technical Support
AMI provides technical support for AMI products purchased directly from AMI or from
an AMI-authorized reseller only.
If…
You purchased this product from AMI or from
a certified AMI reseller,
This AMI product was installed as part of a
system manufactured by a company other than
AMI or you purchased an AMI product from
an unauthorized reseller,
Then…
Call AMI technical support at 770-246-8645.
Please be prepared to specify the serial
number of the product.
Call the technical support department of the
computer manufacturer or the unauthorized
reseller. AMI does not provide direct technical
support in this case.
If an American Megatrends MegaRAC™ G3 card fails to operate as described or you are
in doubt about a configuration option, please call technical support at 770-246-8645.
Web Site
We invite you to access the American Megatrends World Wide Web site at:
http://www.ami.com/
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Disclaimer
This manual describes the operation of the American Megatrends MegaRAC™ G3 card.
Although efforts have been made to assure the accuracy of the information contained
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Retail Packing List
You should have received the following:
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Note:
a MegaRAC™ G3 card
one USB cable
a warranty card
this MegaRAC™ G3 User's Guide (located on the MegaRAC™ G3 CD)
a MegaRAC™ G3 Quick Installation Guide
a MegaRAC™ G3 CD
Your MegaRAC G3 (series 840) may or may not ship with everything listed in the Retail
Packing List. Contact your AMI authorized reseller to find out what is shipped with your
MegaRAC G3.
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Optional Components
The following components do not come with your MegaRAC™ G3 card. You must order
these components separately.
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internal modem daughterboard (not designed to support Console Redirection)
internal battery backup with battery clip
MegaRAC G3 feature connector cable (I2C is an OEM version feature only, the I2C
connector is motherboard specific)
external power adapter and power cable
Note:
The optional modem is NOT designed for Console Redirection. However, you can still
perform Console Redirection, but it is debilitating and extremely slow.
Note:
The optional MegaRAC™ feature connector cable must be custom made for your
specific configuration.
Note:
As of March 15th, 2004, the MegaRAC G3 firmware does not support the optional
modem.
FCC Class B Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Warning
Changes or modifications to this device not expressly approved by American
Megatrends could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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Chapter 1
Introduction
Features
Feature
Key Feature
Soft Processor
Remote Client
Processor System On Chip
(SOC)
Memory
Flash
Ethernet LAN
On-Board Modem + DAA
(Optional)
Description
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100% out-of-band
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100% operating system independent
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provides out-of-band connectivity
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plugs into a mission critical server
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half-sized PCI form factor plugs into any PCI slot
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industry standard Internet browser (any JavaScript 1.2 capable)
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manage the server from anywhere in the world
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SSL v3 for secure connection
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32-Bit 266 MHz ~ 400 MIPS MMU
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16 K I-cache
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16 K D-cache
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32 megabyte PC-133 MHz SDRAM standard (soldered on PCB, you cannot
upgrade or remove)
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16 bit, 16 megabyte flash ROM (soldered on PCB, you cannot upgrade or
remove)
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integrated SOC 10/100 MAC
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external level one 10/100 BASE-TX Ethernet
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56K socket modem (not designed to support Console Redirection)
As of March 15th, 2004, the MegaRAC G3 firmware does not support the
optional modem.
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ambient temperature monitoring
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PCI voltages monitoring
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card internal voltages monitoring
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battery voltage monitoring
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RTC
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external RTC for time stamp of events
switching logic between optional 6 V wall adapter, 5 V PCI, 3.3 V PCI, and optional
on-board battery
900 mAh LION battery provides 30 minutes of battery backup in case of host system
or optional wall adapter power failure
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half-size standard PCI card
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storage temperature: -20 degrees to 80 degrees C
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relative humidity: 5 to 80 percent non-condensing @ 40 degrees
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operating temperature: 0 to 45 degrees C
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vibration: 2.5G acceleration over 2000 Hz sine wave, 2oct/mian sine sweep
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shock: 20G; 11 msec duration, half-sine shock sweep
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IPMI 1.5 compliant (OEM version feature)
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I2C sensors (OEM version feature)
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SDR and Soft Processor (SP) file support for easy customization (OEM version
feature)
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OEM specific
Note:
I2C Controller Hardware
Monitor (OEM version
feature)
Power Supply
Battery Backup (Optional)
Form Factor
Environmental
Specifications
Monitoring
Cont’d
Chapter One : Introduction
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Features, Continued
Feature
Communication
USB Device Controller for
Mouse/Keyboard
USB Device Controller for
USB Device Controller for
USB Hub
Serial Port X 3
Debug Support
Alert Notification
Console Redirection
Security
Virtual Boot
Host Side Operating
System Support
OEM Development Kit
Platform Management
Configuration Program
(PMCP)
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Description
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10/100 megabit Ethernet LAN
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56K modem (optional, not designed to support Console Redirection)
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TCP/IP
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DHCP enabled
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SNMP
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web-based interface
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USB 1.1 device controller
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USB 2.0 device controller
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USB 1.1 device controller
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USB 2.0 hub
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debug port
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RS485
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one external
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Jtag ICE
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SNMP trap up to eight destinations
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numeric and alphanumeric paging (when optional modem is installed)
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email notification
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via 10/100 megabit Ethernet LAN
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up to three multiple redirection sessions
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up to 15 screens per second high speed redirection hardware engine
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no overhead on the host system, complete operating system independence
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redirect BIOS screens and setup screens
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seamless text and graphics transition
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SSL (Secured Socket Layer) 3.0
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DAA (Digestive Authentication Access)
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MD-5
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USB 2.0 CD-ROM
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USB floppy
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supports boot to image
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allows remote operating system boot up and installation
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Windows 2000/2003/XP and above
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RedHat 8.0 and above
available
Chapter 2
Installing Your MegaRAC G3
Card
Before You Start
Avoid Electro-Static Discharge (ESD)
Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) can damage the MegaRAC G3 card and other system
components. Keep your MegaRAC G3 card in its anti-static bag until it is to be
installed. Avoid contact with any component or connector on any adapter card, printed
circuit board, or memory module. Handle these components by the mounting bracket.
Perform all unpacking and installation procedures on a ground-connected anti-static mat.
Wear an anti-static wristband grounded at the same point as the anti-static mat. You can
also use a sheet of conductive aluminum foil grounded through a one megaohm resistor
instead of the anti-static mat. Similarly, a strip of conductive aluminum foil wrapped
around the wrist and grounded through a one megaohm resistor serves the same purpose
as a wristband.
MegaRAC G3 Installation and Setup
Use the following steps to install the MegaRAC G3 card into the host system.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Note:
Action
Unpack the MegaRAC G3 card (and check jumper settings)
Install the optional battery and battery clip
Install the optional modem daughterboard
Plug in the MegaRAC G3 card into the host system and attach internal cables
Connect external cables
Confirm the motherboard’s BIOS settings
Install the operating system and MegaRAC G3 card’s drivers
Install all American Megatrends MegaRAC G3 Windows Software Components
Setup your client system’s Internet browser
Connect to the MegaRAC G3 from a client system
Load the MegaRAC G3 SDR and Soft Processor (SP) File for your motherboard or
server board model (OEM version feature)
Inspect the cardboard carton for obvious damage.
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Step 1 Unpack the MegaRAC G3 Card (and check jumper settings)
MegaRAC G3 Card Layout
J2 Battery
Connector
JP2 Serial Port Connector
J3 Service
Connector
JP3 Service
Connector
JP6 Reset
MegaRAC G3
JP10 Optional Modem Connector JP10
JP7 Chassis/Motherboard
Reset Switch
J5 IPMB
J1
USB
Port
JP4 Chassis/
Motherboard
Pwr Switch
JP5 Chassis/
Motherboard
Pwr Switch
J4 Jtag ICE
Connector
JP8 Chassis/
Motherboard
Reset Switch
J6
Phone
Jack
JP10 Optional Modem Connector JP10
(C) 2004 Series 840 Rev-B1
J7
Network
Jack
JP13 PCI Bus
SMB Data Jpr
J8
VGA
Port
CR2032 3V
Coin Cell Battery
JP14 PCI Bus
SMB Clock Jpr
JP11 Flash Write
Enable/Disable Jpr
JP12 Diagnostic &
Recovery Mode Jpr
J10
External
Power
J9 MegaRAC
Feature Cable
Connector
MegaRAC G3 MAC Address
Your MegaRAC G3 card has a unique MAC address. The MAC address is the only way
to distinguish one MegaRAC G3 card from another when you run programs such as
Remote Recovery Application (RRA) and RacTrendsSeek Locator. You can write down
your MegaRAC G3 card’s MAC address in the table below or in Appendix H, MAC
Address Map. See the first line for an example.
MAC Address
00-40-D9-02-9B-3C
Location
Server Room, Rack 2, 5
Description
Windows 2003 Advanced
Server, Mail Server
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Step 1 Unpack the MegaRAC G3 Card (and check jumper settings), Continued
Check the following jumpers:
Jumper
JP4
JP5
JP6
JP7
JP8
JP11
JP12
JP13
JP14
Note:
Setting
Confirm that pins one and two are open.
Confirm that pins one and two are open.
Confirm that pins one and two are open.
Confirm that pins one and two are open.
Confirm that pins one and two are open.
Confirm that pins one and two are shorted.
Confirm that pins one, two and three are open.
If your hosts system’s motherboard has support for I2C on the PCI slots, place a
short pins one and two. If not, confirm that pins one and two are open.
If your hosts system’s motherboard has support for I2C on the PCI slots, place a
short pins one and two. If not, confirm that pins one and two are open.
Only revision B1 and newer revisions of the MegaRAC G3 cards have these two jumpers.
Revisions A and B do not have JP13 and JP14.
JP4 and JP5 Chassis/Motherboard Power Switch
Verify that there is no jumper on JP4 and JP5. These two headers are to be used with a
cable, not a jumper.
JP6 MegaRAC G3 Reset Button
You can temporarily short this jumper to reset your MegaRAC G3 card. For normal
operations, verify that there is no jumper on JP6.
Pin
1
2
Description
Ground
Reset #
JP7 and JP8 Chassis/Motherboard Reset Switch
Verify that there is no jumper on JP7 and JP8. These two headers are to be used with a
cable, not a jumper.
JP11 Flash Write Enable/Disable
You can write-protect your MegaRAC G3 card’s firmware so that it cannot be flashed.
By default, pins one and two are shorted so that you can flash the firmware.
Pin
1
2
3
Description
VCC3
Write-Protect Enabled
Ground
Pin
1-2
2-3
Description
Flash Write Enable
Flash Write Disable
Cont’d
Chapter Two : Installing Your MegaRAC G3 Card
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Step 1 Unpack the MegaRAC G3 Card (and check jumper settings), Continued
JP12 Diagnostic and Recovery Mode Jumper
This jumper is primarily used to recover a failed flash attempt. By shorting pins one and
two, you can place your MegaRAC G3 card into Diagnostics Mode. By shorting pins two
and three, you can place your MegaRAC G3 card into Recovery Mode. See Appendix C,
Remote Recovery Application (RRA) for more information on how to recover your
MegaRAC G3 card. By default, pins one, two and three are open.
Pin
1
2
3
Description
GP I/O PA7
Ground
GP I/O PA10
JP13 and JP14 PCI Bus SMB Data and Clock Jumper
These two headers allow your MegaRAC G3 card to read I2C bus information. If your
hosts system’s motherboard has support for I2C on the PCI slots, place a jumper on these
two headers. By default these headers are open.
Note:
Only revision B1 and newer revisions of the MegaRAC G3 cards have these two jumpers.
Revisions A and B do not have JP13 and JP14.
Note:
Most PCI slots have a “floating” I2C bus. A “floating” I2C bus means that there is no
physical connection between the two I2C pins on the PCI slot and the motherboard’s I2C
bus. Shorting JP13 and JP14 would be useless in this case.
Note:
JP13 and JP14 can be used in place of the MegaRAC Feature Cable to gather I2C bus
information from the motherboard.
Note:
Only the OEM version can utilize the hardware health monitoring capabilities of
MegaRAC G3 card. The hardware health monitoring function requires an OEM specific
cable and Sensor Definition Kit (SDK/SDR) file and Soft Processor (SP) file.
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Step 2 Install the Optional Battery and Battery Clip
The MegaRAC G3 on-board battery backup is an optional component. When the
optional battery is installed, your MegaRAC G3 card can stay powered on for 30 minutes
without any external power from the host system or AC adapter.
BBU (Battery Backup Unit) Installation
J2 Battery Connector
To install the Battery Backup Unit, plug the battery cable into the J2 Battery connector
and place the battery pack in between the three mounting holes. Next, align and snap the
plastic battery clip into the three mounting holes over the battery pack. See the following
diagram.
Cont’d
Chapter Two : Installing Your MegaRAC G3 Card
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Step 2 Install the Optional Battery and Battery Clip, Continued
Charging the Battery Pack
Warning
Risk of explosion if battery type used is incorrect.
ONLY use AMI battery part number BAT-LIION-3.6-01.
The optional battery pack is shipped uncharged. The MegaRAC G3 card automatically
starts to charge the battery after you install it. You must charge the battery pack before it
can be used to provide backup power to the MegaRAC G3 card. The minimum time that
the battery must be charged is:
AMI Part Number
BAT-LIION-3.6-01
Note:
Description
Battery, Li-Ion, 3.6 V, 855/900 mAh on-board
battery pack with mounting brackets
Weight
33 g
Time to Charge
six hours
Li-Ion has no memory effect. Lithium-ion cells offer extended cycle life when cycled at
low depth of discharge.
Storage
If you keep a stock of extra MegaRAC G3 batteries, store them at room temperature.
Note:
The recoverable capacity of cells stored for over one year at room temperature and fully
charged is 94%. The retained capacity of these same cells is 87%. This means the selfdischarge rate for a fully charged cell is approximately 150 mAh per year or 427 uAh per
day. The self-discharge rate for cells is non-linear. A partially charged cell has a selfdischarge rate of about 80 uAh per day.
Changing the Battery Pack
The optional MegaRAC G3 battery pack must be replaced every 400 cycles. Cells retain
80% of their original capacity after 400 cycles. A cycle is defined as a full charge (4.2V)
followed by a full discharge (2.8V). Keep in mind that cycling or storing the cells at
elevated temperatures can reduce the cell capacity and cycle life. Cells discharged and
stored at low temperatures can extend the shelf life of the batteries.
Step
1
2
3
4
Action
Bring down the operating system properly. Turn the computer power off. Remove the computer cover.
Remove the MegaRAC G3 card.
Disconnect the battery pack cable from the J2 jumper on the MegaRAC G3 card. Remove the plastic battery
clip and then replace the Battery Backup Unit.
Install a new battery pack and connect the new battery pack to the J2 jumper. Align and snap the plastic
battery clip into the three mounting holes over the battery pack.
Reinstall the MegaRAC G3 card into the host system.
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Step 2 Install the Optional Battery and Battery Clip, Continued
Disposing of a Battery Pack
Warning
Do not dispose of the MegaRAC G3 optional battery pack by fire. Do not mutilate the battery pack. Do
not damage it in any way. Toxic chemicals can be released if it is damaged. Do not short-circuit the
battery pack.
The material in the battery pack contains heavy metals that can contaminate the
environment. Federal, state, and local laws prohibit disposal of some rechargeable
batteries in public landfills. These batteries must be sent to a specific location for proper
disposal. Call the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation at 678-419-9990 (FAX:
678-419-9986) for an authorized battery disposal site near you. For a list of battery
disposal sites, write to:
Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation
http://www.rbrc.org/
1000 Parkwood Circle
Suite 450
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 678-419-9990
Fax: 678-419-9986
Battery Disposal Laws
IMPORTANT!
Most used Lithium-ion batteries are not classified as hazardous waste under the federal RCRA (Resource
Conservation and Recovery Act). Although Minnesota law requires that Lithium-ion batteries be labeled
“easily removable” from consumer products, and that Lithium-ion batteries must be collected by
manufacturers, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has granted a temporary exemption
from these requirements.
Other Laws in Other Areas
American Megatrends reminds you that you must comply with all applicable battery
disposal and hazardous material handling laws and regulations in the country or other
jurisdiction where you are using an optional battery pack on the MegaRAC G3 card.
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Step 3 Install the Optional Modem Daughterboard
The MegaRAC G3 modem daughterboard is an optional component. Locate JP10 on the
MegaRAC G3 card. It has a series of pinholes that allow you to insert the modem
daughterboard. Match the modem daughterboard and the pin holes so that the pins align
properly. Insert the modem daughterboard by sliding it straight down into the MegaRAC
G3 card. See Appendix F : Modem Daughterboard for more information.
Note:
The optional modem is NOT designed for Console Redirection. However, you can still
perform Console Redirection, but it is debilitating and extremely slow.
Note:
As of March 15th, 2004, the MegaRAC G3 firmware does not support the optional
modem.
Step 4 Plug in the MegaRAC G3 Card into the Host System and Attach
Internal Cables
Physically plug in the MegaRAC G3 card into any available PCI slot inside the host
system.
J3 Service Connector
This jumper is used exclusively for servicing the MegaRAC G3 card. J3 is not described
in this document.
J4 JTAG (Joint Test Action Group) ICE (In-Circuit Emulator) Connector
This header is used to debug and service the MegaRAC G3 card. J4 is not described in
this document.
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Internal Cables, Continued
J5 IPMB (Intelligent Platform Management Bus)
If your motherboard has an IPMB connector, you can connect a cable from J5 on the
MegaRAC G3 card to the IPMB connector on your motherboard.
Pin
1
2
3
Description
Positive Signal
Ground
Negative Signal
IPMB (Intelligent Platform Management Bus)
The IPMI specification was developed by Intel, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and NEC to
provide a standard interface to be used for monitoring server items such as temperature,
voltage, fans, power supplies, and chassis. IPMI is comprised of three specifications
Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), Intelligent Platform Management Bus
(IPMB) and Intelligent Chassis Management Bus (ICMB). The IPMI specification
defines the interface between management software and chassis management hardware.
The IPMB specification defines the internal Intelligent Platform Management Bus. The
ICMB specification defines an external bus for connecting additional IPMI enabled
systems.
The electrical interconnect for system management is based on the inter-IC (I2C) bus.
This bus is a two wire serial interface (clock, data) driven by open-collector drivers.
Devices arbitrate for the bus based on a collision detection mechanism. The I2C data and
I2C clock signals are referred to as an IPMB.
The IPMB connector can be used to read IPMI information from the motherboard's
System Management Controller. The format and definition of the IPMI information must
be based on the IPMI v1.5 Specification.
The IPMI specification was architected around the server motherboard environment. In a
typical motherboard, the Management Controller connects to a variety of dumb sensors
located on the motherboard and within the chassis. The command set contains commands
tailored to this environment and are intended to handle sensors, data repositories, event
logs and watchdog timers.
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Step 4 Plug in the MegaRAC G3 Card into the Host System and Attach
Internal Cables, Continued
J9 MegaRAC Feature Connector
This feature connector is primarily used for operating the host system’s motherboard
power and reset switch. It can also be used to gather I2C bus information from the
motherboard.
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Description
Not Connected
I2C Clock
Not Connected
Not Connected
Power_Off #
I2C Data
Not Connected
Not Connected
Not Connected
Not Connected
Pin
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Description
Reset_Host #
Ground
Ground
Not Connected
Not Connected
Ground
Not Connected
Not Connected
Not Connected
Ground
Note:
JP13 and JP14 can be used in place of the MegaRAC Feature Cable to gather I2C bus
information from the motherboard.
Note:
JP4 and JP5 can be used in place of the MegaRAC Feature Cable to power on, power off,
and power cycle the motherboard.
Note:
JP7 and JP8 can be used in place of the MegaRAC Feature Cable to reset the
motherboard.
Note:
Only the OEM version can utilize the hardware health monitoring capabilities of
MegaRAC G3 card. The hardware health monitoring function requires an OEM specific
cable and Sensor Definition Kit (SDK/SDR) file and Soft Processor (SP) file.
Note:
IPMI support is an OEM version feature.
Note:
This cable is an optional component and must be custom made for your specific
configuration.
JP2 Serial Port Connector
You can connect an external 9 pin serial port connector to this header. This header is
primarily used to text redirect over the serial port.
JP3 Service Connector
This jumper is used exclusively for servicing the MegaRAC G3 card. JP3 is not described
in this document.
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Step 4 Plug in the MegaRAC G3 Card into the Host System and Attach
Internal Cables, Continued
JP4 and JP5 Chassis/Motherboard Power Switch
JP4 and JP5 can be used in place of the MegaRAC Feature Cable to power on, power off,
and power cycle the motherboard.
Connect a two pin cable from the motherboard’s Power (Soft On/Off) header to JP4 on
your MegaRAC G3 card. Connect the chassis power switch to JP5 on your MegaRAC G3
card.
Note:
JP4 and JP5 can be used in place of the MegaRAC Feature Cable to power on, power off,
and power cycle the motherboard.
JP6 MegaRAC G3 Reset Button
You can short this jumper to reset your MegaRAC G3 card.
Pin
1
2
Description
Ground
Reset #
JP7 and JP8 Chassis/Motherboard Reset Switch
JP7 and JP8 can be used in place of the MegaRAC Feature Cable to reset the
motherboard.
Connect a two pin cable from the motherboard’s Reset header to JP7 on your MegaRAC
G3 card. Connect the chassis reset switch to JP8 on your MegaRAC G3 card.
Note:
JP7 and JP8 can be used in place of the MegaRAC Feature Cable to reset the
motherboard.
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Step 5 Connect External Cables
•
•
•
•
•
Connect the USB cable from the back of the MegaRAC G3 card to the
motherboard’s USB port.
Connect your VGA monitor to your MegaRAC G3 card.
Connect the RJ45 LAN cable from your local network to your MegaRAC G3 card.
Connect your phone cord from the back of the MegaRAC G3 card to the telephone
wall outlet. (Only if the optional modem daughterboard is installed.)
Connect your AC adapter. (Only if the AC Adapter is part of your MegaRAC kit)
Step 6 Confirm the Motherboard’s BIOS Settings
Power on the motherboard and enter the BIOS. Using the following table, confirm that
your motherboard’s BIOS settings are correct.
BIOS Section
Boot Options> Removable Devices
Boot Options> ATAPI CDROM
Advanced> PCIPnP> Configuration> Legacy USB Support
Setting
AMI Virtual Floppy or USB Boot
Device
AMI Virtual CDROM or USB Boot
Device
Enable
Save the BIOS settings and restart the computer.
Note:
Make sure that your motherboard BIOS supports Legacy USB devices, USB Boot or Boot
to USB.
Note:
On some motherboards and server boards, depress the <CTRL>, <ALT>, and <ESC>
keys simultaneously to enter the BIOS. On others use the <F2> keys. See your server’s
documentation for more information on entering the BIOS setup.
Step 7 Install the Operating System and MegaRAC G3 Drivers
Step
1
2
3
Action
Install the operating system (if applicable) on the host system.
(Windows 2000/2003/XP only) When prompted for the AMI Virtual Floppy drivers, install the MegaRAC
G3 card’s AMI Virtual Floppy drivers located on the MegaRAC™ G3 CD in the INF folder.
Note:
Virtual floppy is not supported on all versions of the MegaRAC G3 card.
(Windows 2000/2003/XP only) When prompted for the virtual CD-ROM drivers, install the Windows
default CD-ROM drivers.
Note:
Do not use the amivirtfl.inf when prompted to install the virtual CD-ROM drivers. The
AMI Virtual CD-ROM device does not require any special drivers. You can select the default
option Microsoft Windows provides.
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Step 7 Install the Operating System and MegaRAC G3 Drivers, Continued
Installing AMI Virtual Floppy Drivers on Microsoft® Windows Operating Systems
Microsoft® Windows 2000/2003/XP operating systems need an .INF for the AMI
Virtual Floppy device exposed by the G3 card.
Note:
Step
1
This installation procedure needs to be done one time only on the host system. Once the
AMI Virtual Floppy is properly loaded, you can perform floppy redirection without going
through any extra steps.
Action
Microsoft® Windows 2000/2003/XP operating systems for the AMI Virtual Floppy device .INF file the
first time you install the MegaRAC G3 card on the server.
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Step 7 Install the Operating System and MegaRAC G3 Drivers, Continued
Installing AMI Virtual Floppy Drivers on Microsoft® Windows Operating Systems, Continued
Step
2
Action
The Hardware Update Wizard begins to search for the drives on the MegaRAC G3 CD.
Note:
3
Do NOT use the default file that the Microsoft® Windows operating system presents when it is
searching for the AMI Virtual Floppy driver. Instead, select the Specify a Location option and
select the .INF file located in the MegaRAC G3 CD called amivirtfl.inf in the INF
directory.
At the time of the MegaRAC G3 card release, the AMI Virtual Floppy drivers have not undergone Windows
Logo testing and verification. When prompted with the Windows Logo dialog box, left click the Continue
Anyway button.
Note:
Do NOT use the default file that the Microsoft® Windows operating system presents when it is
searching for the AMI Virtual Floppy driver. Ensure that the Microsoft® Windows operating
system is asking for the AMI Virtual Floppy driver before allowing the installation of the .INF
file to continue.
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Step 7 Install the Operating System and MegaRAC G3 Drivers, Continued
Installing AMI Virtual Floppy Drivers on Microsoft® Windows Operating Systems, Continued
Step
4
Action
The Hardware Update Wizard begins to load the AMI Virtual Floppy driver from the MegaRAC G3 CD. Its
status is displayed.
5
Once this file is loaded and recognized by the Microsoft® Windows operating system, left click the Finish
button. The Microsoft® Windows operating system may require a reboot of the host system after the
installation of the AMI Virtual Floppy driver.
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Step 7 Install the Operating System and MegaRAC G3 Drivers, Continued
Installing AMI Virtual Floppy Drivers on Microsoft® Windows Operating Systems, Continued
Step
6
18
Action
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the AMI Virtual Floppy driver.
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Step 8 Install the American Megatrends MegaRAC G3 Windows Software
Components
American Megatrends MegaRAC G3 Windows Software Components is a collection of
MegaRAC G3 host-side and remote access components. These programs are briefly
explained in the following table:
Program
G3ConfigApp
WinCuriG3
HostHeartbeat
Floppy Image
Creator
Platform
Management
Configuration
Program (PMCP)
Remote Recovery
Application (RRA)
Description
The G3ConfigApp program allows you to configure the MegaRAC G3 card from the host
system or from a client system.
The WinCuriG3 program is a command prompt-based program that you can use to configure
the MegaRAC G3 card. It allows you all the functionality of both the Internet browser-based
Remote Access Companion for MegaRAC G3 and the G3ConfigApp program.
HostHeartbeat is installed as a service in Windows. It is used to tell whether the operating
system on the host system is operating or not. It can also detect whether the operating system
was shutdown normally or abruptly.
Floppy Image Creator allows you to create bootable floppy image files that you can use to
boot the MegaRAC G3 card from.
Platform Management Configuration Program (PMCP) allows you to create SDR and Soft
Processor (SP) Files for your specific motherboard or server board.
The Remote Recovery Application (RRA) is a recovery tool that can be executed from a
remote client system located on the same network as the MegaRAC G3 card. You can use it
to recover a failed flash attempt.
Note: You must physically set the MegaRAC G3 card you want to recover into Recovery
Mode. To do this, simply short pins two and three on jumper JP12 on your MegaRAC
G3 card.
Note: Your MegaRAC G3 card must be write enabled before you can flash an image to it.
Confirm that pins one and two on jumper JP11 are shorted on your MegaRAC G3
card.
RacTrendsSeek
Locator
Note: The firmware upgrade process is a crucial operation. Make sure that the chances of a
power or connectivity loss are minimal when performing this operation.
In order to configure your MegaRAC G3 card completely, you must access the MegaRAC G3
from another system on the same network. To do this, you must know the MegaRAC G3
card’s IP address. If you have installed the MegaRAC G3 on a network that uses DHCP, you
can search the network for the MegaRAC G3 card. To locate and find out its IP address, you
can use RacTrendsSeek Locator.
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Step 8 Install the American Megatrends MegaRAC G3 Windows Software
Components, Continued
Follow the steps outlined in the following table to install the American Megatrends
MegaRAC G3 Windows Software Components:
Step
1
Description
Insert your MegaRAC™ G3 CD into the host system. The host system is the system that has the
MegaRAC G3 card installed into it. Browse to the following folder and file:
CDROM\ServerAgents\Win32\Setup.exe
2
Double left click the Setup.exe icon to begin the installation of the American Megatrends MegaRAC
G3 Windows Host Component.
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Step 8 Install the American Megatrends MegaRAC G3 Windows Software
Components, Continued
Step
3
Description
The American Megatrends MegaRAC G3 Windows Host Component setup window opens. Left click the
Next button.
4
Skip this step unless the Customer Information window opens. Enter your name and your organization’s
name in the appropriate fields. Select the option for Install this application for and left click the Next
button.
The Setup Type window opens. Select the Complete setup option. Left click the Next button.
5
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Step 8 Install the American Megatrends MegaRAC G3 Windows Software
Components, Continued
Step
6
Description
The Install Program window opens. Left click the Install button.
7
The Installation Progress window opens.
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Step 8 Install the American Megatrends MegaRAC G3 Windows Software
Components, Continued
Step
8
Description
The installation is complete. Left click the Finish button.
9
Repeat steps 1 through 8 on a local network computer that you want to use to access the host system.
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Step 9 Setup Your Client Internet Browser
You must first setup your Internet browser on the client system before you can redirect
the host system’s console or view the Crash screen. Follow the instructions in the table
below:
Step
1
Description
Open Internet Options. To get there, open your Internet Explorer browser, left click Tools and then
Internet Options.
2
The Internet Options window opens. Left click the Settings button.
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Step 9 Setup Your Client Internet Browser, Continued
Step
3
Description
The Settings window opens. Left click the Every visit to the page button or Automatically button. Left
click the OK button to apply the change and to go back to the Internet Options window.
Note:
4
Other settings can cause old data to be displayed when performing operations on the MegaRAC
G3.
Next, you must setup Internet Explorer to allow the downloading of Signed ActiveX controls and also
allow it to run Signed ActiveX controls. To do this, left click the Security tab and then the Custom Level
button.
Note:
In Microsoft Windows 2003 server operating systems, the default security setting is High, and
this disables many items (besides the Active X ones mentioned in this document) that are
necessary to even access the MegaRAC GUI. The security settings for a Microsoft Windows
2003 server operating system remote client must be on Medium or Low.
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Step 9 Setup Your Client Internet Browser, Continued
Step
5
Description
The Security Settings window opens. Left click the Enable button under the Download signed ActiveX
controls section.
6
Scroll down and left click the Enable button under the Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins section. Left
click the OK button.
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Step 9 Setup Your Client Internet Browser, Continued
Step
7
Description
You are prompted with a Warning window. Left click the Yes button to accept the changes to the Internet
zone and to go back to the Internet Options window.
8
Left click the Apply button and then the OK button to make the changes.
Note:
You must restart Internet Explorer before the changes take effect.
Note:
Remote Console cannot run with any other security settings in Internet Explorer.
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Step 10 Connect to the MegaRAC G3 from a Client System
In order to connect to the MegaRAC G3 card, you must access the MegaRAC G3 from
another system on the same network. This document refers to this other system as the
client system. To do this, you must know the MegaRAC G3 card’s IP address. If you
have installed the MegaRAC G3 on a network that uses DHCP, you can search the
network for the MegaRAC G3 card. To locate and find out its IP address, you must run
RacTrendsSeek Locator.
Note:
To get or set the IP address on your MegaRAC G3 card in a Windows 2000/XP
environment, you can also run the G3ConfigApp program on the host system. See
Appendix B, G3ConfigApp for more information on how to use the G3ConfigApp
program.
Note:
Make sure that you have already installed the MegaRAC G3 Windows Software
Components on the system that you want to use to locate the MegaRAC G3 card.
Follow the steps in the table below to connect to the MegaRAC G3 from a remote client
system:
Step
1
Description
Locate the RacTrendsSeek Locator program on your remote client system. Run the RacTrendsSeek
Locator program by double left clicking on it.
2
Left click on the Next button when you see this screen.
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Step 10 Connect to the MegaRAC G3 from a Client System, Continued
Step
3
Description
Type in your Network Name. In this example, Your Network Name is the Network Name. Next, you
must enter a range of IP addresses that you want to search. In this example, the MegaRAC G3 card’s IP
address is between 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.1.0. Left click the Add>> button when finished.
4
The name and IP range of the MegaRAC G3 will display in the right field. Place a check in the box next
to the range of IP addresses. Left click on the Next button.
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Step 10 Connect to the MegaRAC G3 from a Client System, Continued
Step
5
Description
The name and IP range of the MegaRAC G3 will display in the Selected IP Range window. Left click on
the Next button.
6
If the IP range is correct, RacTrendsSeek Locator will locate the MegaRAC G3 card. It will list all
MegaRAC cards it has discovered.
Note:
If more than one MegaRAC G3 card is found, you can distinguish them by the MegaRAC G3
card’s name. The MegaRAC G3 card’s name consists of the words G3 and the IP address of
the MegaRAC G3 card’s NIC.
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Step 10 Connect to the MegaRAC G3 from a Client System, Continued
Step
7
Description
In this example, the MegaRAC G3 card’s IP address is 192.168.0.36. Double left click on the IP address
to start managing the MegaRAC G3 card and write down its IP address. Left click on the Finish button
after RacTrendsSeek Locator discovers all MegaRAC cards.
8
When prompted for the user name and password, enter the following:
Field
User Name
Password
Default
root
superuser
Left click the OK button. After you successfully log into your MegaRAC G3 card, you are greeted with
the Welcome to MegaRAC G3 screen.
Note:
The default user name and password are in lower-case characters.
Note:
When you log in using the root user name and password, you have full administrative
powers. It is advised that once you log in, you change the root password. See the
Administrator Setup subsection under the MegaRAC G3 Configurations section of this chapter.
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Step 11 Load the MegaRAC G3 SDR and Soft Processor (SP) File for Your
Server Board Model (OEM VERSION ONLY)
The following table is a pictorial description of how to load an SDR and Soft Processor
(SP) File:
Note:
Server Health is an OEM version feature.
Step
1
Description
The menu bar on the top bar of the GUI has a series of section buttons. Left click on the Configure
dropdown menu and then left click the PMCP File Upload menu item.
2
The Host Health Monitoring Files dialog box opens. Left click the Browse button.
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Step 11 Load the MegaRAC G3 SDR and Soft Processor (SP) File for Your
Server Board Model (OEM VERSION ONLY), Continued
Step
3
Description
Insert the MegaRAC™ G3 CD and browse to it. Select the MiscTools>Win32>PMCP>datafiles>
directory. Select your motherboard manufacturer. In this example, we are using an American Megatrends
motherboard, so we will select the AMI folder.
Note:
You can create your own SDR and Soft Processor (SP) Files using the Platform Management
Configuration Program (PMCP) tool.
Note:
4
The Choose File browse window differs from operating system to operating system. However,
the procedure is similar.
Select the SDR and Soft Processor (SP) File with the BIN file extension and left click the Open button.
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Step 11 Load the MegaRAC G3 SDR and Soft Processor (SP) File for Your
Server Board Model (OEM VERSION ONLY), Continued
Step
5
Description
Left click the Upload button.
6
Once the SDR and Soft Processor (SP) File is uploaded, you are prompted with verification that the SDR
and Soft Processor (SP) File uploaded.
7
Select the Soft Processor (SP) file with the BIN file extension and left click the Open button.
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Step 11 Load the MegaRAC G3 SDR and Soft Processor (SP) File for Your
Server Board Model (OEM VERSION ONLY), Continued
Step
8
Description
Left click the Upload button.
9
Once the Soft Processor (SP) file is uploaded, you are prompted with verification that the Soft Processor
(SP) file uploaded.
You can close the Host Health Monitoring Files dialog box by left clicking the close icon on the upper
right corner of the dialog box.
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Chapter 3
Locating Your MegaRAC G3
Card
Overview
The American Megatrends MegaRAC family of server and system remote management
cards can be accessed from anywhere on your Intranet through an Internet browser. This
is a great way to maintain your critical server when you are nowhere near it.
This chapter explains how to locate your MegaRAC G3 card on your local network.
Locating Your MegaRAC G3 Card
In order to connect to the MegaRAC G3 card, you must access the MegaRAC G3 from
another system on the same network. This document refers to this other system as the
client system. To do this, you must know the MegaRAC G3 card’s IP address. If you
have installed the MegaRAC G3 on a network that uses DHCP, you can search the
network for the MegaRAC G3 card. To locate and find out its IP address, you must run
RacTrendsSeek Locator.
Note:
To get or set the IP address on your MegaRAC G3 card in a Windows 2000/XP
environment, you can also run the G3ConfigApp program on the host system. See
Appendix B, G3ConfigApp for more information on how to use the G3ConfigApp
program.
Note:
Make sure that you have already installed the MegaRAC G3 Windows Software
Components on the system that you want to use to locate the MegaRAC G3 card.
Follow the steps in the table below to connect to the MegaRAC G3 from a remote client
system:
Step
1
Description
Locate the RacTrendsSeek Locator program on your remote client system. Run the RacTrendsSeek
Locator program by double left clicking on it.
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Locating Your MegaRAC G3 Card, Continued
Step
2
Description
Left click on the Next button when you see this screen.
3
Type in your Network Name. In this example, Your Network Name is the Network Name. Next, you
must enter a range of IP addresses that you want to search. In this example, the MegaRAC G3 card’s IP
address is between 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.1.0. Left click the Add>> button when finished.
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Locating Your MegaRAC G3 Card, Continued
Step
4
Description
The name and IP range of the MegaRAC G3 will display in the right field. Place a check in the box next
to the range of IP addresses. Left click on the Next button.
5
The name and IP range of the MegaRAC G3 will display in the Selected IP Range window. Left click on
the Next button.
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Locating Your MegaRAC G3 Card, Continued
Step
6
Description
If the IP range is correct, RacTrendsSeek Locator will locate the MegaRAC G3 card. It will list all
MegaRAC cards it has discovered.
Note:
7
If more than one MegaRAC G3 card is found, you can distinguish them by the MegaRAC G3
card’s name. The MegaRAC G3 card’s name consists of the words G3 and the IP address of
the MegaRAC G3 card’s NIC.
In this example, the MegaRAC G3 card’s IP address is 192.168.0.36. Double left click on the IP address
to start managing the MegaRAC G3 card and write down its IP address. Left click on the Finish button
after RacTrendsSeek Locator discovers all MegaRAC cards.
Congratulations! You have successfully located your MegaRAC G3 card.
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IP Address Range
Type in a unique name for this IP range in the Network Name field. In this example,
Your Network Name is the Network Name. Next, you must enter a range of IP
addresses that you want to search. In this example, the MegaRAC G3 card’s IP address is
between 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.1.0. Left click the Add>> button when finished.
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IP Address Range, Continued
Note:
The Start and End IP addresses can be the same if you only wish to scan for one
MegaRAC G3 card with that specific IP address.
When you have finished entering all the IP address ranges to be scanned, make sure that
they appear correctly in the list box. Confirm that the checkbox next to the IP range you
want to search is checked.
At this point, you have two options. You can choose to run the scan immediately by left
clicking on the Next button, or you can select to schedule the discovery to run at specific
times and intervals: daily, weekly, monthly or never.
The name and IP range of the MegaRAC G3 card will display in the Selected IP Range
window. Left click on the Next button.
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If the IP range is correct, RacTrendsSeek Locator locates all MegaRAC cards. It lists all
MegaRAC G3 cards it has discovered. Left click on the Finish button after
RacTrendsSeek Locator discovers all MegaRAC G3 cards.
Schedule Discovery
To schedule a scan, left click on the Set button in the Schedule Discovery box.
Select scanning frequency desired and start time and date. Left click on the OK button.
Make sure that the IP address ranges to be scanned are checked. Left click the Cancel
button to close that page. Left click on the Finish button to close the Installation Wizard.
Schedule Discover will start at the scheduled time on those specified IP addresses ranges.
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Usage
Once the program has been installed and setup, you can access it any time by double left
clicking on its icon on the task bar. The screen that was last viewed will appear.
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To close the RacTrendsSeek Locator utility you must right click on the RacTrendsSeek
Locator icon from the task bar and left click the Exit menu option.
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Chapter 4
Using Your MegaRAC G3
MegaRAC G3 GUI Overview
The MegaRAC G3 has a user-friendly Graphics User Interface (GUI) called the
MegaRAC G3 GUI. It is designed to be easy to use. It has a low learning curve because it
uses a standard Internet browser. You can expect to be up and running in less than five
minutes.
This chapter allows you to become familiar with the MegaRAC G3 GUI’s various
functions. Each function is described in detail.
Default User Name and Password
When you first try to access your MegaRAC G3, you will be prompted to enter a user
name and password. The default user name and password are as follows:
Field
User Name
Password
Default
root
superuser
Note:
The default user name and password are in lower-case characters.
Note:
When you log in using the root user name and password, you have full administrative powers. It
is advised that once you log in, you change the root password.
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MegaRAC G3 GUI Explained
After you successfully log into your MegaRAC G3, you are greeted with the MegaRAC
G3 GUI.
Menu Bar
There is a menu bar located at the top of the MegaRAC G3 GUI. It lists the following
groups:
•
•
•
Manage Group
Configure Group
View Group
You can navigate the menu bar by left clicking on one of the menu items. A drop down
menu will appear for each Group.
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Quick Launch Icons
There is a quick launch icon section located on the upper area of the MegaRAC G3 GUI.
It lists the following icons:
•
•
•
•
Remote Console
General Information
User Management
Power Control
You can navigate these icons with your mouse (or other pointing device) and select them
by left clicking on one of the icons.
Session Information
This section of the MegaRAC G3 GUI allows you to view your user name and permission
level.
Session Information
You are currently logged in as: root
Current permission level: Administrator
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Manage Group
You can left click on the Manage menu item from the menu bar. The following table
gives you a brief description of each menu item. Each menu item is explained in more
detail further in this section.
Function
Remote
Console
Remote Power
Control
Upgrade
Firmware
Reset
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Description
This menu item allows you to start a Remote Console session with the host
system.
This menu item allows you to power on, power off, power cycle, and reset the
host system.
This menu item allows you to update your MegaRAC G3’s firmware.
This menu item allows you to reset your MegaRAC G3 card.
Remote Console
Remote Console is a subsection of the Manage group. The following table describes the
information listed in this subsection in detail:
Item
High Color Quality
(16-bit) for fast/LAN
Connection
Low Color Quality
(8-bit) for fast/LAN
Connection
Low Color Quality
(8-bit) for
slow/WAN/DSL
Connection
Description
This option allows the MegaRAC G3 to send 16 bits per pixel color.
This setting is recommended for faster connection speeds or over a
LAN connection.
This option allows the MegaRAC G3 to send 8 bits per pixel color.
This setting is recommended for lower connection speeds or over a
WAN connection.
When using Low Color Quality (8-bit) for fast/LAN Connection, you
can opt not to use software compression. Compression can increase
the frame rates. Best used for slower connections.
This option allows the MegaRAC G3 to send 8 bits per pixel color.
This setting is recommended for lower connection speeds or over a
WAN connection.
When using Low Color Quality (8-bit) for slow/WAN/DSL
Connection, you can also use software compression. Compression
can increase the frame rates. Best used for slower connections, such
as DSL.
Note:
The Low Color Quality (8-bit) for slow/WAN/DSL Connection mode is recommended for
low speed connections such as those over a Wide Area Network or home DSL. If you are
connecting over a LAN at high speeds you can use High Color Quality (16-bit) for
fast/LAN Connection mode. In order to change modes you must stop redirection, close
the browser, and reconnect in the appropriate mode.
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Redirection
The most powerful feature of your MegaRAC G3 is the ability to redirect the host
system’s console. To redirect the host system’s console is the ability to manage your host
system as if it were physically in front of you, but not.
Setting up Internet Explorer
You must first setup your Internet browser before you can redirect the host system’s
console.
Step
1
Description
Open Internet Options. To get there, open your Internet Explorer browser, left click Tools and then
Internet Options.
2
The Internet Options window opens. Left click the Settings button.
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Step
3
Description
The Settings window opens. Left click the Every visit to the page button or Automatically button. Left
click the OK button to apply the change and to go back to the Internet Options window.
Note:
4
Other settings can cause old data to be displayed when performing operations on the
MegaRAC G3.
Next, you must setup Internet Explorer to allow the downloading of Signed ActiveX controls and also
allow it to run Signed ActiveX controls. To do this, left click the Security tab and then the Custom Level
button.
Note:
In Microsoft Windows 2003 server operating systems, the default security setting is High, and
this disables many items (besides the Active X ones mentioned in this document) that are
necessary to even access the MegaRAC GUI. The security settings for a Microsoft Windows
2003 server operating system remote client must be on Medium or Low.
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Setting up Internet Explorer, Continued
Step
5
Description
The Security Settings window opens. Left click the Enable button under the Download signed ActiveX
controls section.
6
Scroll down and left click the Enable button under the Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins section. Left
click the OK button.
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Setting up Internet Explorer, Continued
Step
7
Description
You are prompted with a Warning window. Left click the Yes button to accept the changes to the Internet
zone and to go back to the Internet Options window.
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Left click the Apply button and then the OK button to make the changes.
Note:
You must restart Internet Explorer before the changes take effect.
Note:
Remote Console cannot run with any other security settings in Internet Explorer.
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Staring Redirection
Follow the steps in the table below to begin Console Redirection:
Step
1
Description
Left click the Manage menu item from the MegaRAC G3 menu bar. Left click the Remote Console menu
item from the drop down menu. Left click the Remote Console mode that you want to use.
2
The MegaRAC G3 Console Redirection status window opens.
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Step
3
Description
The Authentication window opens. Type your Username and Password and click the Login button.
4
The Console Redirection window opens.
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Remote Console Shortcut Key Combinations
The most powerful feature of your MegaRAC G3 is the ability to redirect the host
system’s console. To redirect the host system’s console is the ability to manage your host
system as if it were physically in front of you, but not. The following table is a list of
basic keystrokes and their functions:
Keystroke
<ATL> + <S>
<ATL> + <T>
<ATL> + <R>
<ATL> + <F>
<ATL> + <M>
<ATL> + <A>
<ATL> + <B>
<ATL> + <L>
<ATL> + <N>
<ATL> + <D>
<ATL> + <E>
<ATL> + <P>
Description
Start Console Redirection
Stop Console Redirection
Restart Console Redirection
Toggle Full Screen Mode
Synchronize Mouse
Hold/Unhold Right <ATL> Key
Hold/Unhold Left <ATL> Key
Hold/Unhold Right <CTRL> Key
Hold/Unhold Left <CTRL> Key
Generate <CTRL>, <ATL>, + <DEL>
Start CD-ROM Drive Redirection
Start Floppy Drive Redirection
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Console Redirection Window
Dropdown
Menu Item
Console
Redirection
Description
This dropdown menu contains the following dropdown menu items:
Start Console Redirection
This menu item can be used to begin Console Redirection.
Stop Console Redirection
This menu item can be used to halt Console Redirection.
Restart
This menu item can be used to stop Console Redirection and then
start Console Redirection again.
Full Screen
This menu item can be used to view the Console Redirection in
Full Screen mode.
Note:
Sync Cursor
CDROM Redirection
Floppy Redirection
Set your client system’s screen resolution to 1024 x
768 so that you can view the host system in true full
screen.
This menu item can be used to synchronize or unsynchronize the
mouse cursor.
This menu item can be used to start or stop the redirection of the
CD-ROM drive.
This menu item can be used to start or stop the redirection of the
floppy drive.
Note:
Floppy Redirection is not an available feature on all
versions of the MegaRAC G3 cards.
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Console Redirection Window, Continued
Dropdown
Menu Item
Keyboard
Description
This dropdown menu contains the following dropdown menu items:
Hold Right CTRL Key
This menu item can be used to act as the right-side <CTRL> key
when in Console Redirection.
Hold Right ALT Key
This menu item can be used to act as the right-side <ALT> key
when in Console Redirection.
Hold Left CTRL Key
This menu item can be used to act as the left-side <CTRL> key
when in Console Redirection.
Hold Left ALT Key
This menu item can be used to act as the left-side <ALT> key
when in Console Redirection.
ALT+CTRL+DEL
This menu item can be used to act as if you depressed the
<CTRL>, <ALT> and <DEL> keys down simultaneously on the
host system that you are redirecting.
Auto Key-Break Mode
This menu item must be enabled when USB keyboard emulation is
used. The MegaRAC G3 does not use USB keyboard emulation.
Instead, the MegaRAC G3 uses legacy PS/2 emulation. This
feature is used to avoid repeated keystrokes over slow connections.
This menu item will be removed from all future MegaRAC G3
firmware releases.
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Console Redirection Window, Continued
Dropdown
Menu Item
View
Description
This dropdown menu item contains the Toolbar menu item that allows you to start the Console
Redirection toolbar.
The following window is a screen capture of the Console Redirection toolbar.
Macros
This dropdown menu item contains the Record New Macro menu item that allows you to record a
set of keystrokes. A good example is when using the MegaRAC G3 in conjunction with a KVM.
Normally, you must use a key sequence to switch systems. If you programmed a macro, you would
be able to switch systems by selecting a preprogrammed macro.
Help
This dropdown menu item contains the About RConsoleOCX Control menu item that allows you to
view the RConsoleOCX Control version number and copyright information.
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Console Redirection Toolbar
The Console Redirection toolbar allows you to use Console Redirection more easily in
full screen mode. The Console Redirection toolbar is a great GUI to use especially if you
are not familiar with the shortcut key combinations.
Follow the steps in the table below to begin the Console Redirection toolbar:
Step
1
Description
Left click the View dropdown menu. The dropdown menu will open. Left click on the Toolbar menu item.
2
The Console Redirection toolbar will open.
Note:
You can left click the down arrow to see the Console Redirection Status information.
Console Redirection Toolbar Status
Status Item
Compression
Resolution
Frame Rate
Active
Clients
Description
This field displays if you are using compression or
not.
This field displays if you are using high or low
color mode during your redirection.
This field displays the current frame rate you are
getting.
This field displays how many users are currently
accessing the MegaRAC G3.
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Console Redirection Toolbar Toggle Buttons
Icon
Description
When you see this icon, it means that the Console Redirection is on. You can left click
this icon to stop Console Redirection.
When you see this icon, it means that Console Redirection is stopped. You can left
click this icon to start Console Redirection.
Left click to start mouse synchronization or press the <ALT> <M> keys.
Left click to stop mouse synchronization or press the <ALT> <M> keys.
Left click to view the redirected host system’s console in full screen mode.
Note: Set your client system’s screen resolution to 1024 x 768 so that you can view
the host system in true full screen.
Left click to view the redirected host system’s console in a window.
Left click to toggle the use of the <CTRL> key.
Left click to toggle the use of the <ALT> key.
Left click to use the <CTRL> <ALT> <DEL> keys together.
When you see this icon, it means that CD-ROM device redirection is stopped. You can
left click this icon to start CD-ROM redirection.
When you see this icon, it means that CD-ROM redirection is currently on. You can
left click this icon to stop CD-ROM redirection.
When you see this icon, it means that floppy device redirection is stopped. You can
left click this icon to start floppy redirection.
Note: Floppy Redirection is not an available feature on all versions of the
MegaRAC G3 cards.
When you see this icon, it means that floppy redirection is currently on. You can left
click this icon to stop floppy redirection.
Note: Floppy Redirection is not an available feature on all versions of the
MegaRAC G3 cards.
Left click this icon to Power Control screen.
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Start CD-ROM Drive Redirection
Follow the steps in the table below to begin the CD-ROM Drive Redirection:
Step
1
Description
There are two ways to start the CD-ROM Drive Redirection.
One way is to use the Console Redirection toolbar.
The second way is to use the CDROM Redirection dropdown menu.
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Start CD-ROM Drive Redirection, Continued
Step
2
Description
Select whether you want to redirect the CD-ROM drive or a CD image file. Left click the OK button.
3
Select the CD-ROM Drive you want to redirect. Left click the OK button. CD-ROM Drive Redirection will
begin immediately.
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Start CD-ROM Drive Redirection, Continued
Step
4
Description
If you used the Console Redirection toolbar to start the CD-ROM Drive Redirection, you will see the
following:
Notice that the CDROM Drive Redirection icon changes. If you used the dropdown menu, there is a check
next to the CDROM Redirection menu item.
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Stop CD-ROM Drive Redirection
Follow the steps in the table below to stop the CD-ROM Drive Redirection:
Step
1
Description
There are two ways to stop the CD-ROM Drive Redirection.
One way is to use the Console Redirection toolbar. Simply left click the CD-ROM Drive Redirection icon.
The second way is to use the Console Redirection dropdown menu. Left click the Console Redirection
dropdown menu. You will notice a check next to the CDROM Redirection menu item. Left click the
CDROM Redirection menu item to stop the CD-ROM Drive Redirection.
2
The Console Redirection status dialog box appear as it stops device redirection.
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Start Floppy Drive Redirection
Follow the steps in the table below to begin the Floppy Drive Redirection:
Step
1
Description
There are two ways to start the Floppy Drive Redirection.
One way is to use the Console Redirection toolbar.
The second way is to use the Floppy Redirection dropdown menu.
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Start Floppy Drive Redirection, Continued
Step
2
Description
Select whether you want to redirect the floppy drive or a floppy image file. Left click the OK button.
3
Select the Floppy Drive you want to redirect. Left click the OK button. Floppy Drive Redirection will
begin immediately.
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Start Floppy Drive Redirection, Continued
Step
4
Description
If you used the Console Redirection toolbar to start the Floppy Drive Redirection, you will see the
following:
Notice that the Floppy Drive Redirection icon changes. If you used the dropdown menu, there is a check
next to the Floppy Redirection menu item.
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Stop Floppy Drive Redirection
Follow the steps in the table below to stop the Floppy Drive Redirection:
Step
1
Description
There are two ways to stop the Floppy Drive Redirection.
One way is to use the Console Redirection toolbar. Simply left click the Floppy Drive Redirection icon.
The second way is to use the Console Redirection dropdown menu. Left click the Console Redirection
dropdown menu. You will notice a check next to the Floppy Redirection menu item. Left click the Floppy
Redirection menu item to stop the Floppy Drive Redirection.
2
The Console Redirection status dialog box appear as it stops device redirection.
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G3 Floppy Image Creator
Creating a Floppy Image
Follow the steps in the table below to create a floppy image to use during device
redirection.
Using an image file is desirable because it is faster than redirecting from the actual floppy
disk. It is also more convenient to have a series of floppy images stored on a CD or on a
local or networked hard disk drive.
Step
1
Description
Open the Floppy Image Creator program.
2
Select Create an Image file from a Floppy Media and left click the Next button.
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Creating a Floppy Image, Continued
Step
3
Description
Select the floppy drive that you want to create the floppy image from. Select a location where you want
the image to be stored and give it a file name. In this example, the file name is SampleImage.dat. Left
click the Start button to begin the floppy image creation.
4
A progress dialog box opens displaying the status of the image creation.
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Step
5
Description
Once the floppy image is created, a confirmation dialog box opens. Left click the OK button.
6
Congratulations! You have successfully created a floppy image to use to during device redirection. Left
click the Exit button to close the Floppy Image Creator program.
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Transferring a Floppy Image to a Floppy Disk
Follow the steps in the table below to transfer a floppy image to a floppy disk.
Step
1
Description
Open the Floppy Image Creator program.
2
Select Transfer an Image file from a file to a Floppy Media and left click the Next button.
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Step
3
Description
Left click the Browse button to locate the floppy image file that you want to copy to the floppy disk.
4
In this example, the file name is SampleImage.dat. Left click the image file to select it and left click
the Open button.
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Step
5
Description
Left click the Start button to begin the image transfer to the floppy disk.
6
A progress dialog box opens displaying the status of the image transfer.
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Step
7
Description
Once the floppy image is transferred, a confirmation dialog box opens. Left click the OK button.
8
Congratulations! You have successfully transferred a floppy image to a floppy disk. Left click the Exit
button to close the Floppy Image Creator program.
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Follow the steps in the table below to stop Console Redirection:
Step
1
Description
Left click the Console Redirection dropdown menu item from the toolbar. The dropdown menu will
appear. Left click Stop Console Redirection.
Note:
You can press the <ALT> key and the <T> key to stop Console Redirection.
Note:
You can left click on the Stop Redirection icon on the toolbar to stop Console Redirection.
2
The following Console Redirection message box will appear.
3
Once Console Redirection has stopped, you can close both the Console Redirection window. You can also
leave the window open and start redirection again once you are ready.
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Remote Power Control
The Control Host Power dialog box is a subsection of the Manage group. The Control
Host Power allows you to reset, power off, power on, and power cycle the host system
remotely.
Name
Reset
Icon
Power Off
Power On
Power Cycle
Current
System State
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none
Description
Left click this button to reset the host
system.
Left click this button to power down the
host system.
Left click this button to power up the host
system.
Left click this button to power cycle the
host system.
This displays the power status of the host
system. It can either be in an On state or
Off state.
Upgrade Firmware
The Upgrade Firmware Wizard dialog box is a subsection of the Manage group. The
Upgrade Firmware Wizard will help you upgrade your MegaRAC G3’s firmware.
Warning
DO NOT CLOSE THE WINDOW USING THE CLOSE BUTTON (X) ON THE TITLE
BAR WHEN THE MEGARAC G3 IS IN UPGRADE MODE. USE THE CANCEL
BUTTON ONLY!
Note:
The firmware upgrade process is a crucial operation. Make sure that the chances of a
power or connectivity loss are minimal when performing this operation.
Note:
You can use the Cancel button at this time to abort the upgrade process. By doing so, the
MegaRAC G3 card resets itself (except in Step 1 of 4).
Note:
Once you enter into Flash Mode and choose to cancel the firmware flash operation, the
MegaRAC G3 must be reset. This means that you must close the Internet browser and log
back onto the MegaRAC G3 before you can perform any other types of operations.
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Updating Your MegaRAC G3’s Firmware
Follow the steps in the table below to update your MegaRAC G3’s firmware:
Step
1
Description
Left click the Enter Upgrade Mode button.
2
The following dialog appears:
Preparing to upgrade firmware. Please wait…
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Step
3
Description
Left click the Browse button to locate the firmware (*.IMA) update file.
4
Locate the firmware file and select it. Left click the Open button.
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Step
5
Description
Left click the Upload button to go to the next step.
6
The MegaRAC G3 firmware wizard will begin to check the existing firmware against the firmware file
you are trying to load.
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Step
7
Description
Once it verifies the image, the following dialog box appears:
8
Left click the OK button.
If the dialog box prompted that an update is necessary, left click the Flash button. If the wizard
determined that no flash is necessary, you can left click the Cancel button.
Note:
Even if you choose to cancel the firmware flash operation, the MegaRAC G3 must be reset.
This means that you must close the Internet browser and log back onto the MegaRAC G3
before you can perform any other types of operations.
Note:
9
You can place a check next to Preserve Config if you want to flash the firmware but retain your
original configuration.
Left click the OK button.
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Step
10
Description
When you see this screen, it means that the firmware image is being upgraded. Once the upgrade’s
progress reaches 100%, it is complete. The MegaRAC G3 will reset itself. You must close the browser and
reconnect to the MegaRAC G3 once this process is complete.
11
After the Firmware Upgrade Wizard has been completed successfully, the MegaRAC G3 will
automatically reset itself. This is done in order for the image upgrade to take effect. You cannot perform
any other operation within your current Internet browser session
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Reset MegaRAC G3
The Reset MegaRAC G3 menu item is a subsection of the Manage group. The Reset
MegaRAC G3 is used to reset your MegaRAC G3 card.
Follow the steps in the table below to reset your MegaRAC G3 card:
Step
1
Description
Left click the Manage menu item and then the Reset MegaRAC G3 menu item.
2
A confirmation dialog box opens. Left click the OK button to verify that you want to reset the MegaRAC
G3 card.
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Step
3
86
Description
The MegaRAC G3 card resets itself. You are prompted to close Internet Explorer and log back into the
MegaRAC G3 card. Left click the Close button.
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Configure Group
You can left click on the Configure menu item from the menu bar. The following table
gives you a brief description of each menu item. Each menu item is explained in more
detail further in this section.
Function
Users
Network
Firewall
Alert
Notification
Date & Time
Serial Port
SSL Certificate
PMCP File
Upload
IPMI
Configuration
Server OS
Monitoring &
Recovery
Description
This menu item allows you to administer users that can access the MegaRAC
G3 and host system.
This menu item allows you to configure the network parameters of the
MegaRAC G3.
This menu item allows you to allow and restrict the IP addresses that can
access the MegaRAC G3.
This menu item allows you to configure how alerts are sent.
This menu item allows you to configure the time on the MegaRAC G3 card.
This menu item allows you to configure Serial Over LAN access on your
MegaRAC G3 card.
This menu item allows you to upload a Digital Certificate and Private Key to
the MegaRAC G3 card.
This menu item allows you to upload a platform management file for your
motherboard/ server board.
This menu item allows you to configure the MegaRAC G3 card to read data
from an onboard baseboard management controller (BMC) on the
motherboard/ server board.
This menu item allows you to configure operating system monitoring and
recovery methods.
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Users
The Users screen is a subsection of the Configure group. This page allows you to
configure the administrators who have access to the MegaRAC G3.
The following table describes the information listed in this subsection in detail:
Item
Username
Description
This field displays a list of all users who are able to access this MegaRAC G3.
Note:
Description
Add Button
Remove Button
Properties Button
Close Button
The default administrator is root. It is prudent for you to change the root
password.
This field displays the Username’s description that you entered when you created the account
for each Username in the list.
This button allows you to add and configure a new user account to your MegaRAC G3.
This button allows you to eliminate an account from your MegaRAC G3’s access list.
This button allows you to view and edit an account.
This button allows you to exit the User dialog box.
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Users, Continued
Adding Users
Follow the steps in the table below to add an account:
Step
1
Description
Left click the Add button.
2
Enter a user name in the Username field. Your user name must be at least four characters long and no
more than 12 characters long. User names are case-sensitive and must start with an alphabetical character.
You can also enter a short description of the account in the Description field. Enter a password in the
Password field. Your password must be at least eight characters long. Confirm your password by entering
your password again in the Confirm Password field.
Note:
The password must be a minimum of eight characters and a maximum of sixteen characters.
Use alphanumeric characters for better security. The password is case-sensitive.
Assign permissions and access rights. After you enter the new administrator’s information, left click the
OK button.
Note:
Only user accounts with administrative rights are allowed to add, edit, and remove users. Nonadministrator users can only change their own password. If a new user is given administrative
privileges, permissions are automatically granted for all interfaces.
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Users, Continued
Removing Users
Follow the steps in the table below to remove an account:
Step
1
Description
Left click an account from the Username field. Once the account that you want to remove is highlighted,
left click the Remove button.
2
A confirmation dialog box opens. Left click the OK button to confirm deletion or left click the Cancel
button to cancel.
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Users, Continued
Viewing and Editing Users
Follow the steps in the table below to view and edit an account’s access rights and
properties:
Step
1
Description
Left click an account from the Username field. Once the account you want to view and edit is highlighted,
left click the Properties button.
2
Here you can change the password, description, permissions, and access rights. After you have viewed and
edited the account information, left click the OK button.
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Network
Left click the Network menu item to configure the Network parameters of the MegaRAC
G3. The Network Settings dialog box opens:
The following table describes the information listed in this subsection in detail:
Item
MAC Address
Configuration
Method
Description
This field displays the MegaRAC G3’s MAC address.
This field allows you to configure the MegaRAC G3’s IP address statically or dynamically.
Obtain IP address
automatically
This option allows the MegaRAC G3’s IP to be configured by a
DHCP server (dynamically).
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Network, Continued
Item
IP Address
Subnet Mask
Gateway
Apply Button
Note:
Description
Use the following IP
address
This option allows you to configure the MegaRAC G3’s IP
address with a static IP. The IP Address, Subnet Mask, and
Gateway fields will become editable when this option is selected.
This field allows you to set the MegaRAC G3’s IP address.
This field allows you to set the Subnet Mask The MegaRAC G3 resides on.
This field allows you to set the MegaRAC G3’s Gateway access address.
This button allows you to save your configuration.
You are prompted to close your Internet browser and reconnect to the new IP address if
you make changes to the Networking Information screen.
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Firewall
Left click the Firewall menu item to configure the IP access parameters of the MegaRAC
G3. The Firewall Settings dialog box opens. Here you can enter IP addresses to block or
allow. You can also specify which ports to block or allow.
Left click the Blocked Sites tab to enter a range of IP addresses that you want to block.
Left click the Trusted Sites tab to enter a range of IP addresses that you want to always
allow.
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Firewall, Continued
Once you left click the Add button on either the Blocked Sites or Trusted Sites, the
following dialog box opens.
Item
Start IP Address
Subnet Mask
Protocol
All Ports
Ports Range
Starting Port
Ending Port
OK button
Cancel button
Note:
Description
This field allows you to enter the start address of the subnet you want to either block or
always allow.
This field allows you to enter the specific subnet of the IP address range that you want to
use.
This drop down box allows you select either the UDP protocol or TCP protocol. The
MegaRAC G3 can be configured to accept or ignore packets based on the type of packet.
This setting allows the MegaRAC G3 to accept or ignore ports 1 through 65535.
This setting allows you to select the specific range of ports that you want the MegaRAC G3
to accept or ignore.
This field allows you to enter the first port of the port range that you want the MegaRAC
G3 to accept or ignore.
This field allows you to enter the last port of the port range that you want the MegaRAC
G3 to accept or ignore.
Left click the OK button when you are satisfied with the information entered.
Left click the Cancel button to discard changes and exit.
You can edit any of the IP address ranges by selecting the IP address range from the main
Firewall Dialog Window. You can enter your adjustments and left clicking on the Modify
button for the changes to take effect.
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Alert Notification
Left click the Alert Notification menu item to configure how alerts are sent from the
MegaRAC G3 card. The Alert Notification dialog box opens. Here you can set SNMP
destinations and email destinations.
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Date & Time
Left click the Date & Time menu item to configure the date and time on your MegaRAC
G3 card. The Set Date & Time dialog box opens. Here you can set the current date and
time on your MegaRAC G3 card. You can also have it synchronized with a Network
Time Protocol (NTP) server.
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Serial Port
Left click the Serial Port menu item to configure the serial port on your MegaRAC G3
card. The Serial Port Settings dialog box opens. Here you can set the baud rate, data bit,
parity, stop bits, flow control settings.
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SSL Certificate
Left click the SSL Certificate menu item to configure the security parameters of the
MegaRAC G3. The Upload SSL Certificate dialog box opens. Here you can upload an
SSL Certificate and SSL Private Key to use when accessing your MegaRAC G3.
Use the Browse button to search for your SSL Certificate or Private Key. Both types of
files have a PEM file extension.
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SSL Certificate, Continued
Once you upload the certificates, left click the OK button to reset your MegaRAC G3.
You can now access your MegaRAC G3 securely using the following format in your IP
Address field from your Internet browser:
https://<your MegaRAC G3’s IP address here>
For example, if your MegaRAC G3’s IP address is 192.168.0.30, enter the following:
https://192.168.0.30
Notice the <s> after <http>.
Note:
You must accept the certificate before you are able to access your MegaRAC G3 again.
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PMCP File Upload
Left click the PCMP File Upload menu item to upload a PMCP file to your MegaRAC
G3 card. The following table is a pictorial description of how to load an SDR and Soft
Processor (SP) File:
Note:
Step
1
Server Health is an OEM version feature.
Description
The menu bar on the top bar of the GUI has a series of section buttons. Left click on the Configure
dropdown menu and then left click the PMCP File Upload menu item.
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Step
2
Description
The Host Health Monitoring Files dialog box opens. Left click the Browse button.
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PMCP File Upload, Continued
Step
3
Description
Insert the MegaRAC™ G3 CD and browse to it. Select the MiscTools>Win32>PMCP>datafiles>
directory. Select your motherboard manufacturer. In this example, we are using an American Megatrends
motherboard, so we will select the AMI folder.
Note:
You can create your own SDR and Soft Processor (SP) Files using the Platform Management
Configuration Program (PMCP) tool.
Note:
4
The Choose File browse window differs from operating system to operating system. However,
the procedure is similar.
Select the SDR and Soft Processor (SP) File with the BIN file extension and left click the Open button.
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PMCP File Upload, Continued
Step
5
Description
Left click the Upload button.
6
Once the SDR and Soft Processor (SP) File is uploaded, you are prompted with verification that the SDR
and Soft Processor (SP) File uploaded.
7
Select the Soft Processor (SP) file with the BIN file extension and left click the Open button.
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PMCP File Upload, Continued
Step
8
Description
Left click the Upload button.
9
Once the Soft Processor (SP) file is uploaded, you are prompted with verification that the Soft Processor
(SP) file uploaded.
You can close the Host Health Monitoring Files dialog box by left clicking the close icon on the upper
right corner of the dialog box.
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IPMI Configuration
Left click the IPMI Configuration menu item to configure the MegaRAC G3 card to read
data from an onboard baseboard management controller (BMC) on the motherboard/
server board.
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Server OS Monitoring & Recovery
Left click the Server OS Monitoring & Recovery menu item to configure operating
system monitoring and recovery methods.
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View Group
You can left click on the View menu item from the menu bar. The following table gives
you a brief description of each menu item. Each menu item is explained in more detail
further in this section.
Function
MegaRAC
Health
Event Log
Server Health
General
Information
Last Saved
Crash Screen
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Description
This menu item allows you to view the health information of the MegaRAC
G3 card.
This menu item allows you to view and clear the event logs.
This menu item allows you to view the host system’s health information
based on the sensor readings and platform management configuration
information.
This menu item allows you to view general information about the MegaRAC
G3.
This menu item allows you to view the last text screen on the host system
before it locked up.
MegaRAC Health
Left click the MegaRAC Health menu item to view the health information of the
MegaRAC G3 card.
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Event Log
Left click the Event Log menu item to view and clear the event logs.
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Server Health
Left click the Server Health menu item to view the host system’s health information
based on the sensor readings and platform management configuration information.
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General Information
General Information : Version
Parameter
Firmware Version
Firmware Build Date
Description
This field gives the MegaRAC G3’s firmware version number.
This field gives the MegaRAC G3’s build date. It is in the following
format:
MONTH DAY YEAR
Firmware Build Time
This field gives the MegaRAC G3’s build time. It is in the following
format:
HOUR:MIN:SEC
Firmware Description
Floppy Firmware
Version
This field displays a short description of the firmware.
This field displays the floppy emulation firmware version.
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General Information : Features
Parameter
Virtual Floppy
Virtual CDROM
Virtual
Keyboard/Mouse
KVM over IP Support
Description
This field displays whether or not floppy redirection is available.
This field displays whether or not CD-ROM redirection is available.
This field displays the type of emulation is used for the keyboard and
mouse. USB emulation is not available in this version of MegaRAC
G3.
This field displays whether or not KVM over IP is supported.
General Information : Detailed Versions
Parameter
Parameter
Value
Description
This column gives the name of the parameter.
This column gives the version of the parameter.
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Last Saved Crash Screen
This menu item allows you to view the last text-based screen in the event that the host
system locks up or freezes during a blue screen. This is useful because it allows you to
troubleshoot the host system. You will be prompted to login.
Note:
To view the Crash Screen, you need to have Java™ Runtime Environment (JRE)
installed. The Crash Screen viewer is a Java™ Applet and therefore needs JRE. Visit the
following website for the JRE installation files:
http://java.sun.com/
Note:
The maximum size that the Crash Screen image can be is 50 Kb. Because of this, only
one Crash Screen image can be saved. Also, only text-based crashes can be captured.
Graphics-based freezes and lock ups are not captured to the Crash Screen program.
Note:
You cannot flush a captured Crash Screen image from the MegaRAC G2 card’s memory.
It will automatically be erased when another Crash Screen image is saved.
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Appendix A
MegaRAC Feature Cable
MegaRAC Feature Cable Layout
Note:
If you do not have an American Megatrends Olympus II (series 821) motherboard, you
cannot use the I2C connector to monitor the hardware health of the motherboard.
Note:
If you do not use the chassis power on switch or chassis reset switch pins, you should
place a plastic cap on them so that they do not short your motherboard. Do not use a
standard jumper. It will short the connection.
PART NUMBER CBL-G2RAC821
This cable is specifically
All Connectors Must be Labeled
designed for use with the
Chassis Power On Switch = "Power"
American Megatrends
Motherboard Power On Jumper = "Power"
Olympus II (series 821)
Chassis Reset Switch = "Reset"
motherboard only.
Motherboard Reset Jumper = "Reset"
Motherboard I2C Connector = No Label
Where two cables come together (marked with the letter A ), cables can be
crimped with a connector or spliced and soldered. In Either case, the cable
must be wrapped in non-conducting plastic.
Black (Ground)
Blue
Black (Ground)
A
A
Blue
1
2
3
4
Power Off # 5
6
7
8
9
10
Chassis
Power On
Switch
Yellow
15 16 Ground
17 18
Motherboard
I2C
Connector
Green
I2C Data
Reset #
Berg Electronics
Discrete
Crimp-to-Wire
FCI Part Number
Latch Housing
65039-035
Tin-Lead Receptacles
47747-000
Motherboard
Power On
Jumper
I2C Clock
11 12 Ground
Berg Electronics
Discrete
Crimp-to-Wire
FCI Part Number
Latch Housing
65039-035
Tin-Lead Pins
75653-005
Berg Electronics
Discrete
Crimp-to-Wire
FCI Part Number
Plastic Housing
Polarizing (Center) Key
65846-006
Tin-Lead Receptacles
47747-000
Black
Molex (Bottom View)
SPOX(tm) Connector
IDT Spring Box
Molex Part Number
22-44-6031
Ground 20
Pin Cap
Berg Electronics
Discrete
Crimp-to-Wire
FCI Part Number
Latch Housing
65039-035
Tin-Lead Pins
75653-005
A
A
Gray
Black (Ground)
Gray
Black (Ground)
Chassis
Reset
Switch
Motherboard
Reset
Jumper
Berg Electronics
Discrete
Crimp-to-Wire
FCI Part Number
Latch Housing
65039-035
Tin-Lead Receptacles
47747-000
Berg Electronics
Discrete
Crimp-to-Wire
FCI Part Number
Latch Housing
65039-035
Tin-Lead Receptacles
47747-000
Pin Cap
All Wires Must Be 28 AWG, A Total Length of 15" Long and Twisted Together
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Appendix B
G3ConfigApp
Overview
The MegaRAC G3 card is normally configured through the Internet browser-based
Remote Access Companion for MegaRAC G3. You can also configure your MegaRAC
G3 card through the G3ConfigApp utility. The G3ConfigApp utility is a GUI-based
program that runs in Microsoft Windows.
G3ConfigApp
Step
1
Description
The G3ConfigApp program allows you to configure the MegaRAC G3 card. You can run the
G3ConfigApp program from the host system or from a client system. The client system is the system that
will connect to the MegaRAC G3 card remotely through the network. This is basically WinCuri with a
GUI.
To run the G3ConfigApp program, double left click the G3ConfigApp.exe icon located in either of
the following directories on your MegaRAC G3 CD:
•
CDROM\RemoteTools\Win32\
•
CDROM\ServerAgent\Win32\
2
The following window appears:
If you are running the G3ConfigApp program from the host system, select the first radial button labeled
‘I am on the server which has a G3 plugged in’ and left click on the Ok button.
Note:
Make sure that the MegaRAC G3 card is connected to the host system’s motherboard through
the USB cable.
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G3ConfigApp, Continued
Step
3
Description
If you are running the G3ConfigApp program from a remote system, select the second radial button
labeled ‘I want to connect to a G3 on the network’. Type in the MegaRAC G3 card’s IP address in the
field to the right of Card IP. Type in your user name and password in the appropriate fields and left click
on the Ok button.
You must know the MegaRAC G3 card’s IP address before running the G3ConfigApp
program from a remote system. Run the G3Seek program to find the MegaRAC G3 card’s IP
address.
The following G3ConfigApp Dialog window appears:
Note:
4
The G3ConfigApp Dialog window allows you to manage users, configure the network, flash the
MegaRAC G3 card’s firmware and perform advanced configurations.
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User Manager Tab
The User Manager tab allows you to manage the MegaRAC G3 card’s users. Here you
can add, delete, and modify users.
Field/ Button
Add Button
Remove Button
Properties Button
Exit Button
Description
The Add button allows you to add a new administrator to the MegaRAC G3 card’s
user list. The user name must be no more than eight characters long.
The Remove button allows you to delete an existing administrator from the user list.
Simply highlight the account name that you want to remove and left click the
Remove button.
The Properties button allows you to view and edit an existing administrator’s
record.
The Exit button allows you to log off the MegaRAC G3 Card Configuration
program.
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G3ConfigApp, Continued
Adding a User
The Add User fields are explained below:
Field/ Button
User Name
Description
Password
Description
You can enter the name of this account in this field.
You can enter a short description for this account.
You can use this field to enter the account password.
Note:
Confirm Password
Permissions
The password must be a minimum of eight characters and a maximum of
sixteen characters. Use alphanumeric characters for better security. The
password is case-sensitive. Parenthesis, slashes, asterisks, spaces, the at
sign (@), and the hash sign (#) are not allowed. The at sign (@) and the
hash sign (#) characters have special meanings on some UNIX based
server.
You must reenter the password. The Confirm Password field allows you to reenter
the user’s password.
You can select the permission level for this account.
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G3ConfigApp, Continued
User Properties
Field/ Button
User Name
Description
Change Password
New Password
Description
The selected MegaRAC G3 card user is displayed in this field. It cannot be
changed.
You can view and modify the short description for this account.
Left click this box if you want to change the user’s password.
After you check the Change Password box, you can use this field to enter the new
password.
Note:
Confirm Password
Permissions
The password must be a minimum of eight characters and a maximum of
sixteen characters. Use alphanumeric characters for better security. The
password is case-sensitive. Parenthesis, slashes, asterisks, spaces, the at
sign (@), and the hash sign (#) are not allowed. The at sign (@) and the
hash sign (#) characters have special meanings on some UNIX based
server.
You must reenter the new password. The Confirm Password field allows you to
reenter the user’s new password.
You can view and modify the permission level for this account.
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G3ConfigApp, Continued
Network Configuration Tab
The Network Configuration tab allows you to change the way the MegaRAC G3 card
connects to the network. By default, the MegaRAC G3 card obtains an IP address
dynamically via DHCP. You can change this by specifying the IP address, network mask,
and gateway.
The Network Configuration fields are explained below:
Field/ Button
MAC Address
Configuration Method
IP Address
Subnet Mask
Gateway
Apply Button
Exit Button
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Description
The MAC Address field displays the current MAC and PHY unique hardware address.
The Configuration Method buttons allows you to select the network configuration
method. You can choose either Obtain IP address automatically (DHCP) or Use the
following IP address (STATIC) method.
The Internet Address field allows you to specify a new IP address when you use a
STATIC configuration method.
The Network Mask field allows you to specify a new network mask when you use a
STATIC configuration method.
The Gateway field allows you to specify a gateway when you use a STATIC
configuration method.
The Apply button allows you to save your New Network Configuration.
The Exit button allows you to log off the MegaRAC G3 Card Configuration program.
G3ConfigApp, Continued
Advanced Tab
The Advanced tab allows you to force your MegaRAC G3 card’s on-board NIC to a
specific MAC address.
The Advanced fields are explained below:
Field/ Button
Current MAC
Address
New MAC Address
Apply Button
Reset the card now
Button
Exit Button
Description
The Current MAC Address field displays your current MegaRAC G3 card’s MAC address.
The New MAC Address field allows you to specify a new MAC address.
The Apply button allows you to set the MegaRAC G3 card with the MAC address that you
entered into the New MAC Address field.
The Reset the card now button allows you to reset the MegaRAC G3 card’s firmware.
The Exit button allows you to log off the MegaRAC G3 Card Configuration.
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Appendix C
MegaRAC G3 Remote
Recovery Application (RRA)
MegaRAC G3 Card Remote Recovery Application (RRA)
The Remote Recovery Application (RRA) is a recovery tool that can be executed from a
remote client system located on the same network as the MegaRAC G3 card. You can use
it to recover a failed flash attempt.
To run the MegaRAC G3 Remote Recovery Application (RRA), double left click on the
RRA.exe icon.
Note:
You must physically set the MegaRAC G3 card you want to recover into Recovery Mode.
To do this, simply short pins two and three on jumper JP12 on your MegaRAC G3 card.
Note:
Your MegaRAC G3 card must be write enabled before you can flash an image to it.
Confirm that pins one and two on jumper JP11 are shorted on your MegaRAC G3 card.
Note:
The firmware upgrade process is a crucial operation. Make sure that the chances of a
power or connectivity loss are minimal when performing this operation.
Button
Card Settings
Start Flashing
Done
Note:
Description
Left click the Card Settings button to configure the MegaRAC G3 card parameters.
Note:
You must configure the card parameters before you start flashing.
Left click the Start Flashing button to begin flashing the firmware image to your
MegaRAC G3 card.
Left click the Done button to end the MegaRAC G3 Remote Recovery Application (RRA).
You must configure the card parameters before you can start flashing your MegaRAC G3
card’s firmware.
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MegaRAC G3 Card Remote Recovery Application (RRA), Continued
Step
1
Description
Left click the Card Settings button to begin.
2
The Active Cards in Recovery Mode screen appears and starts to search for MegaRAC G3 cards in
Recovery Mode.
Left click the MegaRAC G3 card’s MAC address that you want to configure.
The Active Cards in Recovery Mode buttons are explained in the table below:
Button
Stop
Refresh
Select
Cancel
Description
The Stop button allows you to stop searching the network for active cards in Recovery
Mode.
The Refresh button allows you to start searching the network again for MegaRAC G3
cards’ MAC addresses in Recovery Mode.
The Select button allows you to specify the highlighted MegaRAC G3 card’s settings.
You can specify the MegaRAC G3 card’s MAC, IP, Network Mask, and Gateway
addresses as shown in the following step.
The Cancel button allows you to cancel any new settings that are not saved.
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MegaRAC G3 Card Remote Recovery Application (RRA), Continued
Step
3
Description
The Card Settings screen appears.
The Card Setting fields are explained in the table below:
Field/ Button
Select Card
Number
dropdown box
MAC Address
Description
The MegaRAC G3 Remote Recovery Application (RRA) automatically assigns a
card number to the MegaRAC G3 card that it locates in Recovery Mode. This is
helpful when you are trying to flash more than one MegaRAC G3 card. Think of
the Select Card Number dropdown box as a shortcut to other MegaRAC G3 cards
that are in Recovery Mode.
This field allows you to specify the MegaRAC G3 card’s MAC Address.
Note:
New settings are stored in the Windows registry automatically.
When you specify the MegaRAC G3 card, it is advisable to set the
MAC address back to the one indicated on the sticker physically located
on the back of the MegaRAC G3 card’s PCB.
This field allows you to specify your MegaRAC G3 card’s IP address. The IP
address you assign is only valid during Recovery Mode.
This field allows you to specify your MegaRAC G3 card’s network mask. The
network mask you assign is only valid during Recovery Mode.
This field allows you to specify your MegaRAC G3 card’s gateway or router
address. The gateway address you assign is only valid during Recovery Mode.
The Cancel button allows you to cancel any new settings that are not saved.
The Ok button allows you to save any new settings that you have made and
continue with the flashing function.
Note:
IP Address
Netmask
Gateway
Cancel Button
OK Button
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MegaRAC G3 Card Remote Recovery Application (RRA), Continued
Step
4
Description
The Flash Related Operation screen appears.
The Flash Related Operation buttons are explained in the table below:
5
Button
Description
Get Flash Information
Left click the Get Flash Information button to get flash information.
Button
Program (Write) Flash Left click the Program (Write) Flash button to continue with the flashing
Button
function.
Back Button
Left click the Back button to go to the previous screen.
When you left click the Get Flash Information button, the Flash Information screen appears.
Note:
Pay special attention to the size of the Erase Block Size (in Kbytes). You need to select the
correct Flash Block Size in the Program (Write) Flash section.
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MegaRAC G3 Card Remote Recovery Application (RRA), Continued
Step
6
Description
When you left click the Program (Write) Flash button, the Flash Dialog screen appears.
Left click the Select an Image to flash button to select an image (*.IMA) to flash.
Note:
Make sure that the file attributes of the image file are NOT Read-Only. If they are, you will
receive and the following error message:
Left click the Open button to select the image.
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MegaRAC G3 Card Remote Recovery Application (RRA), Continued
Step
7
Description
Select how you want to flash the image to the MegaRAC G3 card. You can select to flash one or
multiple sections or simply flash the Full Image.
Note:
It is recommended that you flash the Full Image if a failed flash has occurred. If you select Full
Image, you also have the option to flash the Boot Loader.
Select the Flash Block Size. You can find this information from the Get Flash Information button under
the Erase Block Size (in Kbytes) field.
8
Left click the Confirm Flash button to confirm and complete the flashing function.
The Progress indicator window opens.
9
The following window opens when the flash is successful.
Note:
If your flash fails, try to flash the image again with Full Image enabled. Do not flash the Boot
Loader.
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Appendix D
Troubleshooting
Screen Distortion
Problem
The screen on the host system is blurry when using screen resolutions lower than
1024x768. This happens when you use both console redirection and the physical terminal
on the host system.
Clarity
Image
Normal
Blurry
Symptom
The MegaRAC G3 card's VGA chip has both a digital and analog signal. See the picture
below. The digital signal is the FPD. The analog signal is the Monitor.
Cont’d
Appendix D : Troubleshooting 131
Screen Distortion, Continued
Symptom, Continued
When the analog signal is set lower than 1024x768 (for example: 800x600), the
MegaRAC G3 card’s video controller will use ratio metric expansion to bring the screen
to 1024x768. Because of this, the screen will become blurry.
Solution
To correct this, set the screen resolution on the host system to 1024x768.
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BMC Not Responding
Problem
The BMC does not respond.
Symptom
You cannot power off, power on, or power cycle the host system. You cannot obtain Host
System health information.
Solution
Make sure that in IPMI configuration "Use server's onboard BMC to access health
information" is checked. Confirm that the BMC I2C address needs to be set to 0X20.
When the BMC is in locked state the user cannot get the sensor information. In order to
make the BMC come out of that state the system needs to be rebooted. The BMC's I2C
address should never be set to 0x21 – that is not a valid address. 0x20 is the correct
address for almost all BMCs. If it is not, the BMC or motherboard provider must supply
the correct one.
Many BMCs feature a reset button that can be used to reset the BMC only. That button
can be used to reset the BMC. If using a BMC without a BMC reset button, the system
must be powered off and the power cable(s) unplugged. Some BMCs will run on system
standby power, and stay on even though the system is in an off state.
Appendix D : Troubleshooting 133
Cannot Power On the Host System Remotely
Problem
Cannot remotely power on, power off, or power cycle the host system.
Symptom
When connected to the MegaRAC G3 remotely (using the GUI), power on, power off,
and power cycle does not work properly.
Solution
The user should make sure that the feature cable is connected properly from the G3 card
and the host system’s main board and chassis. The wall AC adapter must be connected to
the MegaRAC G3 card in order for power control options to operate properly.
Complete Flash
Problem
Deciding whether to do a Complete flash instead of selecting individual modules during a
firmware upgrade.
Symptom
After flashing the new firmware to the MegaRAC G3, there are unexpected errors.
Solution
Whenever there is a change in Config section of the new firmware image, the user must
perform a Complete flash. Otherwise the default selected modules are sufficient for
flashing.
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Appendix E
Serial Over LAN
Hardware Setup
You can use an external serial port connector and null modem cable to setup the
MegaRAC G3 to perform Serial over LAN operations. To do this, you must have an
external 9-pin serial port connector and cable plugged into the MegaRAC G3 card’s
serial port connector at JP2. Once the external 9-pin serial port connector is installed and
secured to the chassis, attach the null modem cable as illustrated below:
The USB cable must be connected
from the MegaRAC G3's USB port
to the host system's USB port
Host system's
external serial
port
Host system's
USB port
MegaRAC G3
(I/O shield view)
MegaRAC G3 external
9-pin serial port connector
USB
The null modem cable must be
connected from the MegaRAC G3's external
serial port connector to the host system's
external serial port connector
Cont’d
Appendix E : Serial Over LAN 135
Hardware Setup, Continued
BIOS
After you have established a physical connection from your host system’s serial port to
you MegaRAC G3 card, you must enable Remote Access in your AMIBIOS.
Step
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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Description
From the host system’s terminal, enter the AMIBIOS setup.
Confirm that your Onboard Serial Port you are using is enabled.
Enter the Remote Access Configurations menu.
Set the Remote Access setting to [Serial].
Set the Serial Port Number to [COM1] or [COM2] depending on the serial
(COM) port you are using.
Set the Serial Port Mode baud rate you desire. By default, it is set to [19200
8,n,1].
If available, you can set the Post-Boot Support option. When enabled, the
MegaRAC G3 attempts to output the DOS screens or the initial windows text
screens. This is really handy when you want to see the OS Boot Menu.
Save and Exit the BIOS.
Appendix F
Modem Daughterboard
Overview
The optional modem allows the MegaRAC G3 card to do the following:
Feature
configure and reset the MegaRAC G3 card
update the MegaRAC G3 card’s firmware
view the MegaRAC G3 card’s health information and
event log
view the host system’s health information
remotely control the host system’s hardware reset and
power cycle
serial over modem text redirection
Instructions located…
this appendix and Chapter 4 : Using Your MegaRAC G3
this appendix and Chapter 4 : Using Your MegaRAC G3
this appendix and Chapter 4 : Using Your MegaRAC G3
this appendix and Chapter 4 : Using Your MegaRAC G3
this appendix and Chapter 4 : Using Your MegaRAC G3
this appendix and Appendix E: Serial over LAN
Note:
Host system health information is only available if you have an SDR and Soft Processor
(SP) File for the host system’s motherboard or it has a Baseboard Management
Controller (BMC). The BMC must be IPMI 1.0 compliant or greater.
Note:
The optional modem is NOT designed for Console Redirection. However, you can still
perform Console Redirection, but it is debilitating and extremely slow.
Note:
As of March 15th, 2004, the MegaRAC G3 firmware does not support the optional
modem.
Before You Start
Avoid Electro-Static Discharge (ESD)
Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) can damage the MegaRAC G3 card, modem
daughterboard, and other system components. Keep your modem daughterboard in its
anti-static bag until it is to be installed. Avoid contact with any component or
connector on any adapter card, printed circuit board, or memory module. Handle these
components by the mounting bracket.
Cont’d
Appendix F : Modem Daughterboard 137
Before You Start, Continued
Avoid Electro-Static Discharge (ESD), Continued
Perform all unpacking and installation procedures on a ground-connected anti-static mat.
Wear an anti-static wristband grounded at the same point as the anti-static mat. You can
also use a sheet of conductive aluminum foil grounded through a one megaohm resistor
instead of the anti-static mat. Similarly, a strip of conductive aluminum foil wrapped
around the wrist and grounded through a one megaohm resistor serves the same purpose
as a wristband.
Modem Daughterboard Installation
The MegaRAC G3 modem daughterboard is an optional component. Use the following
steps to install the modem daughterboard onto the MegaRAC G3 card.
Step
1
2
Action
Unpack the modem daughterboard.
Locate JP10 on the MegaRAC G3 card. It has a series of pinholes that allow you to insert the modem
daughterboard. Match the modem daughterboard and the pin holes so that the pins align properly. Insert
the modem daughterboard by sliding it straight down into the MegaRAC G3 card. See the illustrations on
the following page.
If the MegaRAC G3 card is already installed into a host system, power down the host system
and MegaRAC G3 card first. Physically unplug all external and internal cables from the
MegaRAC G3 card. Remove the MegaRAC G3 card from the host system.
Plug in the MegaRAC G3 card into the host system and attach internal cables
Connect external cables
Note:
3
4
Note:
Note:
For the complete MegaRAC G3 card installation procedures, see your MegaRAC G3 Remote
Management Card User’s Guide located on the MegaRAC™ G3 CD.
Inspect the cardboard carton for obvious damage.
Cont’d
138 MegaRAC G3 User’s Guide
Modem Daughterboard Installation, Continued
Modem Daughterboard Installation Illustration
Nylon Nut
Modem Daughterboard
MegaRAC G3
Nylon Screw
Pin Alignment Illustration
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Th unt
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Appendix F : Modem Daughterboard 139
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Appendix G
Port Usage
Port Usage Table
Port
5121
Protocol
TCP
Purpose
Remote Keyboard and Mouse data
(iUSB HID)
5120
TCP
CD Redirection (iUSB – CD)
5123
7578
TCP
TCP
Floppy Redirection (iUSB- Floppy)
Video Redirection
6577
TCP (& SSL)
CURI (API) (Same is used for SSL)
161
UDP
SNMP V3 Access
3072
UDP
Trap out port
80
HTTP over TCP
Web Server & CLIP
443
HTTPS over TCP
Web Server & CLIP
Direction
Bi-directional. Data sent from the
MegaRAC G3 card to the client as
well as from the client to the
MegaRAC G3 card.
Bi-directional. Data sent from the
MegaRAC G3 card to the client as
well as from the client to the
MegaRAC G3 card.
Not used in newer firmware
Bi-directional. Data sent from the
MegaRAC G3 card to the client as
well as from the client to the
MegaRAC G3 card.
Bi-directional. Data sent from the
MegaRAC G3 card to the client as
well as from the client to the
MegaRAC G3 card.
Bi-directional. Data sent from the
MegaRAC G3 card to the client as
well as from the client to the
MegaRAC G3 card.
Outgoing from the MegaRAC G3 card
to the Trap destination.
Bi-directional. Data sent from the
MegaRAC G3 card to the client as
well as from the client to the
MegaRAC G3 card.
Bi-directional. Data sent from the
MegaRAC G3 card to the client as
well as from the client to the
MegaRAC G3 card.
Appendix G : Port Usage 141
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Appendix H
MAC Address
00-40-D9-02-9B-3C
MAC Address Map
Location
Server Room, Rack 2, 5
Description
Windows 2003 Advanced
Server, Mail Server
Appendix H : MAC Address Map 143
Notes
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Appendix I
Host System USB Mouse and
Keyboard Considerations for
Linux 7.x
Overview
This appendix describes how to set up the USB keyboard and mouse on the host system
running RedHat Linux 7.x so that they can be redirected.
Note:
For RedHat Linux 8.x, disregard these instructions.
File Description
This package contains two files as described below:
MOUSEC~1 RPM 118,299 11-28-01 16:43
README.PDF
mouseconfig-4.22-1.i386.rpm
this file
The first file can be downloaded from the following website:
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHBA-2001-062.html
Check Your AMIBIOS Settings
Check your system BIOS to verify that the OnBoard USB and Legacy USB options are
Enabled. If not, the USB devices cannot function.
USB Keyboard
You will be able to redirect the keyboard and use the keyboard on the host system at the
same time.
Note:
LILO is not USB aware. The system BIOS must have USB keyboard support. If not, you
cannot use the redirected keyboard to select a different boot image.
Appendix I : Host System USB Mouse and Keyboard Considerations for Linux 7.x 145
USB Mouse
There are two possible scenarios:
•
•
Step
1
If you first used a PS/2 mouse to install the Linux and you now want to add USB
mouse support, follow the steps in the table below.
If you first use a USB mouse to install the Linux and you now want to add PS/2
mouse support, reboot the computer to allow Linux to configure and reallocate the
interrupt resources for both the USB mouse and PS/2 mouse. After that, follow the
steps in the table below.
Instructions
Run the following command to check what X server the system links to:
ls –l /etc/X11/X
2
If linking to XFree86…
If the X links to /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86, edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file and
add the following text in the “ServerLayout” section:
InputDevice “mouse1” “SendCoreEvents”
Next, add a new “InputDevice” section after another “InputDevice” section as shown
below:
Section “InputDevice”
Identified “Mouse1”
Drive “mouse”
Option “Protocol” “IMPS/2”
Option “Device” “/dev/mouse”
Option “ZaxisMapping” “4 5”
EndSection
3
If linking to XF86_SVGA…
If the X links to /usr/X11R6/bin/Xwrapper or /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_SVGA, edit the
/etc/X11/XF86Config and add a new section as shown below:
Section “Xinput”
SubSection “mouse”
DeviceName “USB mice”
Protocol “imps/2”
XAxisMapping 4 5
Port “/dev/input/mice”
AlwaysCore
EndSubSection
EndSection
4
Refresh the X server. After you make and save all the changes to the XF86Config (or
XF86Config-4) file, press the <CTRL>, <ALT> and <BkSp> keys to restart the X server and let
the new settings take effect. If this does not work, type “startx” in text mode or reboot the host
system.
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Index
A
Adding a User, 120
Adding Users, 89
Advanced Tab, 123
Alert Notification, 2, 87, 96
Avoid Electro-Static Discharge (ESD), 3, 137,
138
B
Battery Disposal Laws, 9
BBU (Battery Backup Unit) Installation, 7
Before You Start, 3, 137, 138
BIOS, 2, 3, 14, 136, 145
BMC Not Responding, 133
C
Cannot Power On the Host System Remotely,
134
Changing the Battery Pack, 8
Charging the Battery Pack, 8
Check Your AMIBIOS Settings, 145
Complete Flash, 134
Configure Group, 46, 87
Console Redirection Toolbar, 60, 61
Console Redirection Toolbar Status, 60
Console Redirection Toolbar Toggle Buttons, 61
Console Redirection Window, 57, 58, 59
Creating a Floppy Image, 70, 71, 72
D
Date & Time, 87, 97
Default User Name and Password, 45
Disposing of a Battery Pack, 9
E
Event Log, 108, 110
F
File Description, 145
Firewall, 87, 94, 95
G
G3 Floppy Image Creator, 70
G3ConfigApp, 19, 28, 37, 117, 118, 119, 120,
121, 122, 123
General Information, 47, 108, 112, 113
General Information
Version, 112
General Information
Features, 113
General Information
Detailed Versions, 113
H
Hardware Setup, 135, 136
Host System USB Mouse and Keyboard
Considerations for Linux 7.x, 145
I
Installing Your MegaRAC G3 Card, 3
IP Address Range, 41, 42, 43
IPMB (Intelligent Platform Management Bus), 11
IPMI Configuration, 87, 106
J
J2 Battery Connector, 7
J3 Service Connector, 10
J4 JTAG (Joint Test Action Group) ICE (In-Circuit
Emulator) Connector, 10
J5 IPMB (Intelligent Platform Management Bus),
11
J9 MegaRAC Feature Connector, 12
JP11 Flash Write Enable/Disable, 5
JP12 Diagnostic and Recovery Mode Jumper, 6
JP13 and JP14 PCI Bus SMB Data and Clock
Jumper, 6
JP2 Serial Port Connector, 12
JP3 Service Connector, 12
JP4 and JP5 Chassis/Motherboard Power Switch,
5, 13
JP6 MegaRAC G3 Reset Button, 5, 13
JP7 and JP8 Chassis/Motherboard Reset Switch,
5, 13
L
Last Saved Crash Screen, 108, 114
Locating Your MegaRAC G3 Card, 37, 38, 39, 40
M
MAC Address Map, 4, 143
Manage Group, 46, 48
MegaRAC Feature Cable, 6, 12, 13, 115
MegaRAC G3 Card Layout, 4
MegaRAC G3 GUI Explained, 46, 47
MegaRAC G3 GUI Overview, 45
MegaRAC G3 Installation and Setup, 3
MegaRAC G3 MAC Address, 4
MegaRAC G3 Remote Recovery Application
(RRA), 125, 127
Index 147
MegaRAC Health, 108, 109
Menu Bar, 46
Modem Daughterboard, 10, 137, 138, 139
Modem Daughterboard Installation, 138, 139
N
Network, 29, 38, 41, 49, 87, 92, 93, 97, 122, 126
Network Configuration Tab, 122
O
Other Laws in Other Areas, 9
P
Pin Alignment Illustration, 139
PMCP File Upload, 32, 87, 101, 103, 104, 105
Port Usage, 141
Port Usage Table, 141
Q
Quick Launch Icons, 47
R
Redirection, ix, 1, 2, 10, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56,
57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68,
69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 137, 141
Remote Console, 27, 47, 48, 49, 53, 54, 56
Remote Console Shortcut Key Combinations, 56
Remote Power Control, 48, 78
Removing Users, 90
Reset MegaRAC G3, 48, 85, 86
S
Schedule Discovery, 43
Screen Distortion, 131, 132
Serial Over LAN, 87, 135
Serial Port, 2, 87, 98, 136
Server Health, 32, 101, 108, 111
Server OS Monitoring & Recovery, 87, 107
Session Information, 47
Setting up Internet Explorer, 50, 51, 52, 53
SSL Certificate, 87, 99, 100
Staring Redirection, 54, 55
Start CD-ROM Drive Redirection, 56, 62, 63, 64
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Start Floppy Drive Redirection, 56, 66, 67, 68
Step 1 Unpack the MegaRAC G3 Card (and
check jumper settings), 4, 5, 6
Step 10 Connect to the MegaRAC G3 from a
Client System, 28, 29, 30, 31
Step 11 Load the MegaRAC G3 SDR and Soft
Processor (SP) File for Your Server Board
Model (OEM VERSION ONLY), 32, 33, 34, 35
Step 2 Install the Optional Battery and Battery
Clip, 7, 8, 9
Step 3 Install the Optional Modem
Daughterboard, 10
Step 4 Plug in the MegaRAC G3 Card into the
Host System and Attach Internal Cables, 10,
11, 12, 13
Step 5 Connect External Cables, 14
Step 7 Install the Operating System and
MegaRAC G3 Drivers, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Step 8 Install the American Megatrends
MegaRAC G3 Windows Software Components,
19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Step 9 Setup Your Client Internet Browser, 24, 25,
26, 27
Stop CD-ROM Drive Redirection, 65
Stop Floppy Drive Redirection, 69
Storage, 8
T
Transferring a Floppy Image to a Floppy Disk, 73,
74, 75, 76
Troubleshooting, 131
U
Upgrade Firmware, 48, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84
Usage, 44
USB Keyboard, 145
USB Mouse, 146
User Manager Tab, 119
User Properties, 121
Users, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91
Using Your MegaRAC G3, 45, 137
V
View Group, 46, 108
Viewing and Editing Users, 91