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Preface
Preface
About This Manual
This manual is written for professional system integrators and PC technicians. It
provides information for the installation and use of the SuperServer 6026T-TF. Installation and maintainance should be performed by experienced technicians only.
The SuperServer 6026T-TF is a high-end server based on the SC823TQ-650LPB
2U rackmount chassis and the X8DTE-F dual processor serverboard.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1: Introduction
The first chapter provides a checklist of the main components included with the
server system and describes the main features of the X8DTE-F serverboard and
the SC823TQ-650LPB chassis.
Chapter 2: Server Installation
This chapter describes the steps necessary to install the SuperServer 6026T-TF
into a rack and check out the server configuration prior to powering up the system.
If your server was ordered without processor and memory components, this chapter
will refer you to the appropriate sections of the manual for their installation.
Chapter 3: System Interface
Refer here for details on the system interface, which includes the functions and
information provided by the control panel on the chassis as well as other LEDs
located throughout the system.
Chapter 4: System Safety
You should thoroughly familiarize yourself with this chapter for a general overview
of safety precautions that should be followed when installing and servicing the
SuperServer 6026T-TF.
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Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
Chapter 5 provides detailed information on the X8DTE-F serverboard, including the
locations and functions of connections, headers and jumpers. Refer to this chapter
when adding or removing processors or main memory and when reconfiguring the
serverboard.
Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
Refer to Chapter 6 for detailed information on the SC823TQ-650LPB server chassis.
You should follow the procedures given in this chapter when installing, removing or
reconfiguring SATA or peripheral drives and when replacing system power supply
units and cooling fans.
Chapter 7: BIOS
The BIOS chapter includes an introduction to BIOS and provides detailed information on running the CMOS Setup Utility.
Appendix A: BIOS Error Beep Codes
Appendix B: Installing Windows
Appendix C: System Specifications
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Notes
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
1-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 1-1
1-2
Serverboard Features ..................................................................................... 1-2
Processors ...................................................................................................... 1-2
Memory ........................................................................................................... 1-2
Serial ATA ....................................................................................................... 1-2
PCI Expansion Slots ....................................................................................... 1-2
Onboard Controllers/Ports .............................................................................. 1-2
Graphics Controller ......................................................................................... 1-3
Other Features ................................................................................................ 1-3
1-3
Server Chassis Features ................................................................................ 1-3
System Power ................................................................................................. 1-3
SATA Subsystem ............................................................................................. 1-3
Front Control Panel ......................................................................................... 1-3
I/O Backplane.................................................................................................. 1-3
Cooling System ............................................................................................... 1-4
1-4
Contacting Supermicro .................................................................................... 1-6
Chapter 2 Server Installation
2-1 Overview .............................................................................................................. 2-1
2-2
Unpacking the System .................................................................................... 2-1
2-3
Preparing for Setup ......................................................................................... 2-1
Choosing a Setup Location ............................................................................. 2-1
Rack Precautions ............................................................................................ 2-2
Server Precautions.......................................................................................... 2-2
Rack Mounting Considerations ....................................................................... 2-3
Ambient Operating Temperature ................................................................ 2-3
Reduced Airflow ......................................................................................... 2-3
Mechanical Loading ................................................................................... 2-3
Circuit Overloading ..................................................................................... 2-3
Reliable Ground ......................................................................................... 2-3
2-4
Installing the System into a Rack ................................................................... 2-4
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails ...................................................... 2-4
Installing the Chassis Rails ............................................................................. 2-5
Installing the Rack Rails ................................................................................. 2-5
Installing the Server into the Rack .................................................................. 2-6
Installing the Server into a Telco Rack ........................................................... 2-7
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Checking the Motherboard Setup ................................................................... 2-8
2-6
Checking the Drive Bay Setup ...................................................................... 2-10
Chapter 3 System Interface
3-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 3-1
3-2
Control Panel Buttons ..................................................................................... 3-1
Reset ............................................................................................................... 3-1
Power .............................................................................................................. 3-1
3-3
Control Panel LEDs ........................................................................................ 3-2
3-4
Drive Carrier LEDs .......................................................................................... 3-3
Chapter 4 System Safety
4-1
Electrical Safety Precautions .......................................................................... 4-1
4-2
General Safety Precautions ............................................................................ 4-2
4-3
ESD Precautions ............................................................................................. 4-3
4-4
Operating Precautions .................................................................................... 4-4
Chapter 5 Advanced Serverboard Setup
5-1
Handling the Serverboard ............................................................................... 5-1
Precautions ..................................................................................................... 5-1
Unpacking ....................................................................................................... 5-2
5-2
Serverboard Installation .................................................................................. 5-2
5-3
Connecting Cables .......................................................................................... 5-3
Connecting Data Cables ................................................................................. 5-3
Connecting Power Cables .............................................................................. 5-3
Connecting the Control Panel ......................................................................... 5-3
5-4
I/O Ports .......................................................................................................... 5-4
5-5
Installing the Processor and Heatsink ............................................................ 5-5
Installing an LGA1366 Processor ................................................................... 5-5
Installing a CPU Heatsink ............................................................................... 5-7
5-6
Installing Memory ............................................................................................ 5-8
Memory Support .............................................................................................. 5-8
DIMM Installation ............................................................................................ 5-8
5-7
Adding PCI Add-On Cards ............................................................................ 5-10
5-8
Serverboard Details .......................................................................................5-11
X8DTE-F Quick Reference ........................................................................... 5-12
5-9
Connector Definitions ................................................................................... 5-13
5-10
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................ 5-19
5-11
Onboard Indicators........................................................................................ 5-21
5-12
Floppy and SATA Ports ................................................................................. 5-22
5-13
Installing Software ......................................................................................... 5-23
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Supero Doctor III ........................................................................................... 5-24
Chapter 6 Advanced Chassis Setup
6-1
Static-Sensitive Devices .................................................................................. 6-1
Precautions ..................................................................................................... 6-1
6-2
Control Panel .................................................................................................. 6-3
6-3
System Fans ................................................................................................... 6-3
Replacing System Cooling Fans ..................................................................... 6-3
6-4
Drive Bay Installation/Removal ....................................................................... 6-4
Accessing the Drive Bays ............................................................................... 6-4
SATA Drive Installation .................................................................................... 6-5
Installing a Component in the 5.25" Drive Bay ............................................... 6-7
DVD-ROM Drive Installation ........................................................................... 6-8
Power Supply Failure ...................................................................................... 6-9
Chapter 7 BIOS
7-1
Introduction...................................................................................................... 7-1
Starting BIOS Setup Utility .............................................................................. 7-1
How To Change the Configuration Data ......................................................... 7-1
Starting the Setup Utility ................................................................................. 7-2
7-2
Main Setup ...................................................................................................... 7-2
7-3
Advanced Setup Configurations...................................................................... 7-4
7-4
Security Settings ........................................................................................... 7-22
7-5
Boot Configuration ........................................................................................ 7-24
7-6
Exit Options ................................................................................................... 7-26
7-7
BIOS Recovery ............................................................................................. 7-27
Appendix A BIOS Error Beep Codes
Appendix B Installing Windows
Appendix C System Specifications
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 1
Introduction
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Overview
The SuperServer 6026T-TF is a high-end server comprised of two main subsystems: the SC823TQ-650LPB 2U server chassis and the X8DTE-F dual processor
serverboard. Please refer to our web site for information on operating systems that
have been certified for use with the system (www.supermicro.com).
In addition to the serverboard and chassis, various hardware components have
been included with the 6026T-TF, as listed below:
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Two passive CPU heatsinks (SNK-P0038P)
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One slim DVD-ROM drive (DVM-TEAC-24B)
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Four 8-cm chassis fans (FAN-0094L4)
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One air shroud (MCP-310-28002-0N)
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SATA Accessories
One SAS/SATA backplane (BPN-SAS-823TQ)
Three 35-cm SATA cables (CBL-0061L)
Three 48-cm SATA cables (CBL-0178L)
Two SGPIO cables (CBL-0157L)
Six drive carriers (CSE-PT17L-BOEM)
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One rackmount kit (CSE-PT25)
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One CD containing drivers and utilities
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Serverboard Features
The SuperServer 6026T-TF is built around the X8DTE-F, a dual processor
serverboard based on the Intel IOH-36D + ICH10R chipset and designed to provide
maximum performance. Below are the main features of the X8DTE-F. (See Figure
1-1 for a block diagram of the chipset).
Processors
The X8DTE-F supports single or dual Intel® Xeon 5600/5500 Series processors and
future Intel Nehalem processor families (next generation Intel Xeon® processor).
Please refer to the serverboard description pages on our web site for a complete
listing of supported processors (www.supermicro.com).
Memory
The X8DTE-F has twelve DIMM slots that can support up to 192 GB of ECC registered DDR3-1333/1066/800 or up to 48 GB of ECC unbuffered DDR3-1333/1066/800
SDRAM. Memory mirroring is supported. See Chapter 5 for details.
Serial ATA
A Serial ATA controller is integrated into the ICH10R (South Bridge) portion of the
IOH-36D chipset to provide a six-port 3 Gb/s SATA subsystem, which is RAID 0, 1,
10 and 5 supported. The SATA drives are hot-swappable units.
Note: The operating system you use must have RAID support to enable the hotswap capability and RAID function of the SATA drives. RAID 5 requires the use
of an iButton.
PCI Expansion Slots
The X8DTE-F has four PCI Express 2.0 x8 slots, one PCI Express 2.0 x4 slot and
one PCI Express x4 slot.
Onboard Controllers/Ports
A floppy drive connector is included on the serverboard. The color-coded I/O ports
include one COM port (an additional COM header is located on the serverboard), a
VGA (monitor) port, two USB 2.0 ports (additional USB headers are included on the
serverboard), PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports and two gigabit Ethernet ports.
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Graphics Controller
The X8DTE-F features an integrated Matrox G200eW video controller. The
G200eW is a 2D/3D/video accelerator chip with a 128-bit core and 16 MB of DDR2
memory.
Other Features
Other onboard features that promote system health include onboard voltage monitors, a chassis intrusion header, auto-switching voltage regulators, chassis and CPU
overheat sensors, virus protection and BIOS rescue.
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Server Chassis Features
The following is a general outline of the main features of the SC823TQ-650LPB
server chassis.
System Power
The SC823TQ-650LPB features a redundant 650W power supply composed of two
separate power modules. This power redundancy feature allows you to replace a
failed power supply without shutting down the system.
SATA Subsystem
The SC823TQ-650LPB supports up to six SATA drives. These drives are
hot-swappable units and are connected to a backplane that provides power and
control.
Note: The operating system you use must have RAID support to enable the hotswap capability of the SATA drives.
Front Control Panel
The control panel on the SuperServer 6026T-TF provides you with system monitoring and control. LEDs indicate system power, HDD activity, network activity, system
overheat and power supply failure. A main power button and a system reset button
are also included.
I/O Backplane
The SC823TQ-650LPB is an ATX form factor chassis designed to be used in a 2U
rackmount configuration. The I/O backplane provides seven low-profile add-on card
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slots, one COM port, a VGA port, two USB 2.0 ports, PS/2 mouse and keyboard
ports and two gigabit Ethernet ports.
Cooling System
The SC823TQ-650LPB chassis has an innovative cooling design that includes four
8-cm system cooling fans. The fans plug into chassis fan connectors that are located
behind the drive bays. A "Fan Speed Control Mode" setting in BIOS allows the user
to set the chassis fan speed. If any fan fails and the ambient air temperature inside
the chassis becomes too high, an overheat LED and alarm will be activated. The
system also includes an air shroud to maximize airflow efficiency.
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Figure 1-1. Intel IOH-36D/ICH10R Chipset:
System Block Diagram
Note: This is a general block diagram. Please see Chapter 5 for details.
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Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
Tel:
+1 (408) 503-8000
Fax:
+1 (408) 503-8008
Email:
marketing@supermicro.com (General Information)
support@supermicro.com (Technical Support)
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com
Europe
Address:
Super Micro Computer B.V.
Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML
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Tel:
+31 (0) 73-6400390
Fax:
+31 (0) 73-6416525
Email:
sales@supermicro.nl (General Information)
support@supermicro.nl (Technical Support)
rma@supermicro.nl (Customer Support)
Asia-Pacific
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
4F, No. 232-1, Liancheng Rd.
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei County
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel:
+886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3991
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com.tw
Technical Support:
Email:
support@supermicro.com.tw
Tel:
886-2-8228-1366, ext.132 or 139
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Chapter 2
Server Installation
2-1 Overview
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get your SuperServer 6026T-TF up
and running. Following these steps in the order given should enable you to have
the system operational within a minimum amount of time. This quick setup assumes
that your SuperServer 6026T-TF system has come to you with the processors and
memory preinstalled. If your system is not already fully integrated with a motherboard, processors, system memory etc., please turn to the chapter or section noted
in each step for details on installing specific components.
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Unpacking the System
You should inspect the box the SuperServer 6026T-TF was shipped in and note
if it was damaged in any way. If the server itself shows damage you should file a
damage claim with the carrier who delivered it.
Decide on a suitable location for the rack unit that will hold the SuperServer 6026TTF. It should be situated in a clean, dust-free area that is well ventilated. Avoid
areas where heat, electrical noise and electromagnetic fields are generated. You
will also need it placed near a grounded power outlet. Read the Rack and Server
Precautions in the next section.
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Preparing for Setup
The box the SuperServer 6026T-TF was shipped in should include two sets of rail
assemblies, two rail mounting brackets and the mounting screws you will need to
install the system into the rack. Follow the steps in the order given to complete
the installation process in a minimum amount of time. Please read this section in
its entirety before you begin the installation procedure outlined in the sections that
follow.
Choosing a Setup Location
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Leave enough clearance in front of the rack to enable you to open the front door
completely (~25 inches) and approximately 30 inches of clearance in the back
of the rack to allow for sufficient airflow and ease in servicing.
•
•
This product is for installation only in a Restricted Access Location (dedicated
equipment rooms, service closets and the like).
This product is not suitable for use with visual display work place devices
acccording to §2 of the the German Ordinance for Work with Visual Display
Units.
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Warnings and Precautions!
!
Rack Precautions
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Ensure that the leveling jacks on the bottom of the rack are fully extended to
the floor with the full weight of the rack resting on them.
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In single rack installation, stabilizers should be attached to the rack. In multiple
rack installations, the racks should be coupled together.
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•
Always make sure the rack is stable before extending a component from the
rack.
You should extend only one component at a time - extending two or more simultaneously may cause the rack to become unstable.
Server Precautions
•
•
•
Review the electrical and general safety precautions in Chapter 4.
Determine the placement of each component in the rack before you install the
rails.
Install the heaviest server components on the bottom of the rack first, and then
work up.
•
Use a regulating uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect the server from
power surges, voltage spikes and to keep your system operating in case of a
power failure.
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Allow any hot plug drives and power supply modules to cool before touching
them.
•
Always keep the rack's front door and all panels and components on the servers
closed when not servicing to maintain proper cooling.
Rack Mounting Considerations
Ambient Operating Temperature
If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the ambient operating temperature of the rack environment may be greater than the ambient temperature of the
room. Therefore, consideration should be given to installing the equipment in an
environment compatible with the manufacturer’s maximum rated ambient temperature (Tmra).
Reduced Airflow
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that the amount of airflow required
for safe operation is not compromised.
Mechanical Loading
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that a hazardous condition does not
arise due to uneven mechanical loading.
Circuit Overloading
Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the power
supply circuitry and the effect that any possible overloading of circuits might have
on overcurrent protection and power supply wiring. Appropriate consideration of
equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this concern.
Reliable Ground
A reliable ground must be maintained at all times. To ensure this, the rack itself
should be grounded. Particular attention should be given to power supply connections other than the direct connections to the branch circuit (i.e. the use of power
strips, etc.).
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Installing the System into a Rack
This section provides information on installing the SuperServer 6026T-TF into a rack
unit. If the 6026T-TF has already been mounted into a rack, you can skip ahead to
Sections 2-5 and 2-6. There are a variety of rack units on the market, which may
mean the assembly procedure will differ slightly. The following is a guideline for
installing the 6026T-TF into a rack with the rack rails provided. You should also refer
to the installation instructions that came with the rack unit you are using.
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails
You should have received two rack rail assemblies with the SuperServer 6026T-TF.
Each of these assemblies consist of three sections: an inner fixed chassis rail that
secures to the 6026T-TF (A) and an outer fixed rack rail that secures directly to
the rack itself (B). A sliding rail guide sandwiched between the two should remain
attached to the fixed rack rail (see Figure 2-1). The A and B rails must be detached
from each other to install.
To remove the fixed chassis rail (A), pull it out as far as possible - you should hear
a "click" sound as a locking tab emerges from inside the rail assembly and locks
the inner rail. Then depress the locking tab to pull the inner rail completely out. Do
this for both the left and right side rack rail assemblies.
Figure 2-1. Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails
B
A
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Installing the Chassis Rails
Position one of the fixed chassis rail sections you just removed along the side of the
6026T-TF. Note that these two rails are left/right specific. Slide the rail toward the
front of the chassis (see arrows in Figure 2-2) until you hear them click into place
with the retention hooks on the chassis. The screw holes should now be aligned screw the rail securely to the side of the chassis (see Figure 2-2).
Repeat this procedure for the other rail on the other side of the chassis. You will
also need to attach the rail brackets when installng into a telco rack.
Locking Tabs: As you have seen, both chassis rails have a locking tab, which
serves two functions. The first is to lock the server into place when installed and
pushed fully into the rack, which is its normal position. Secondly, these tabs also
lock the server in place when fully extended from the rack. This prevents the server
from coming completely out of the rack when you pull it out for servicing.
Figure 2-2. Installing Chassis Rails
Installing the Rack Rails
Determine where you want to place the SuperServer 6026T-TF in the rack. (See
Rack and Server Precautions in Section 2-3.) Position the fixed rack rail/sliding rail
guide assemblies at the desired location in the rack, keeping the sliding rail guide
facing the inside of the rack. Screw the assembly securely to the rack using the
brackets provided. Attach the other assembly to the other side of the rack, making
sure both are at the exact same height and with the rail guides facing inward.
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Installing the Server into the Rack
You should now have rails attached to both the chassis and the rack unit. The next
step is to install the server into the rack. Do this by lining up the rear of the chassis
rails with the front of the rack rails. Slide the chassis rails into the rack rails, keeping
the pressure even on both sides (you may have to depress the locking tabs when
inserting). See Figure 2-3.
When the server has been pushed completely into the rack, you should hear the
locking tabs "click". Finish by inserting and tightening the thumbscrews that hold
the front of the server to the rack.
Figure 2-3. Installing the Server into a Rack
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Installing the Server into a Telco Rack
If you are installing the SuperServer 6026T-TF into a Telco type rack, follow the
directions given on the previous pages for rack installation. The only difference in the
installation procedure will be the positioning of the rack brackets to the rack. They
should be spaced apart just enough to accommodate the width of the telco rack.
Figure 2-4. Installing the Server into a Telco Rack
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Checking the Motherboard Setup
After you install the 6026T-TF in the rack, you will need to open the unit to make sure
the motherboard is properly installed and all the connections have been made.
Accessing the Inside of the System (see Figure 2-5)
1. Grasp the two handles on either side and pull the unit straight out until it
locks (you will hear a "click").
2. Next, depress the two buttons on the top of the chassis to release the top
cover. There is a large rectangular recess in the middle front of the top cover
to help you push the cover away from you until it stops.
3. Lift the top cover from the chassis to gain full access to the inside of the
server.
Checking the Components and Setup
1. You may have one or two processors already installed into the serverboard.
Each processor needs its own heat sink. See Chapter 5 for instructions on
processor and heat sink installation.
2. Your server may have come with system memory already installed. Make
sure all DIMMs are fully seated in their slots. For details on adding system
memory, refer to Chapter 5.
3. If desired, you can install add-on cards to the system. See Chapter 5 for
details on installing PCI add-on cards.
4. Make sure all power and data cables are properly connected and not blocking
the chassis airflow. Also make sure that no cables are positioned in front of
the fans. See Chapter 5 for details on cable connections.
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Figure 2-5. Accessing the Inside of the System
Release buttons
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Checking the Drive Bay Setup
Next, you should check to make sure the peripheral drives and the SATA drives
have been properly installed and all connections have been made.
Checking the Drives
1. All drives are accessable from the front of the server. For servicing the DVDROM, you will need to remove the top chassis cover. The hard drives can be
installed and removed from the front of the chassis without removing the top
chassis cover.
2. A slim DVD-ROM may be preinstalled in your server. Refer to Chapter 6 if
you need to install a DVD-ROM drive to the system.
3. Depending upon your system's configuration, your system may have one or
more drives already installed. If you need to install hard drives, please refer to
Chapter 6.
Checking the Airflow
1. Airflow is provided by four hot-swappable 8-cm chassis cooling fans. The
system component layout was carefully designed to direct sufficient cooling
airflow to the components that generate the most heat.
2. Note that all power and data cables have been routed in such a way that they
do not block the airflow generated by the fans.
Providing Power
1. Plug the power cord(s) from the power supply unit(s) into a high-quality power
strip that offers protection from electrical noise and power surges. It is recommended that you use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
2. Depress the power on button on the front of the chassis.
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System Interface
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Overview
There are several LEDs on the control panel as well as others on the drive carriers to keep you constantly informed of the overall status of the system as well as
the activity and health of specific components. There are also two buttons on the
chassis control panel.
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Control Panel Buttons
There are two buttons located on the front of the chassis: a reset button and a
power on/off button.
Reset
Use the reset button to reboot the system.
Power
This is the main power button, which is used to apply or turn off the main system
power. Turning off system power with this button removes the main power but keeps
standby power supplied to the system. For this reason you should also unplug the
AC power cord prior to servicing the system.
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Control Panel LEDs
The control panel located on the front of the SC823 chassis has five LEDs. These
LEDs provide you with critical information related to different parts of the system.
This section explains what each LED indicates when illuminated and any corrective action you may need to take.
•
Power: Indicates power is being supplied to the system's power supply units.
This LED should normally be illuminated when the system is operating.
•
HDD: Indicates SATA drive and/or DVD-ROM drive activity when flashing.
•
NIC2: Indicates network activity on LAN2 when flashing.
•
NIC1: Indicates network activity on LAN1 when flashing.
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•
Overheat/Fan Fail: When this LED flashes it indicates a fan failure. When
continuously on (not flashing) it indicates an overheat condition, which may be
caused by cables obstructing the airflow in the system or the ambient room
temperature being too warm. Check the routing of the cables and make sure
all fans are present and operating normally. You should also check to make
sure that the chassis covers are installed. Finally, verify that the heatsinks are
installed properly. This LED will remain flashing or on as long as the overheat
condition exists.
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Drive Carrier LEDs
Each drive carrier has two LEDs:
SATA Drives
•
•
Green: When illuminated, the green LED on the SATA drive carrier indicates
drive activity. A connection to the SATA backplane enables this LED to blink
on and off when that particular drive is being accessed. Please refer to Chapter
6 for instructions on replacing failed SATA drives.
Red: When this LED flashes it indicates the drive is rebuilding. When solid on
it indicates a SATA drive failure. If a drive fails, you should be notified by your
system management software. Please refer to Chapter 6 for instructions on
replacing failed drives.
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Chapter 4: System Safety
Chapter 4
System Safety
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Electrical Safety Precautions
!
Basic electrical safety precautions should be followed to protect yourself from harm
and the SuperServer 6026T-TF from damage:
•
Be aware of the locations of the power on/off switch on the chassis as well
as the room's emergency power-off switch, disconnection switch or electrical
outlet. If an electrical accident occurs, you can then quickly remove power from
the system.
•
•
•
Do not work alone when working with high voltage components.
Power should always be disconnected from the system when removing or installing main system components, such as the serverboard, memory modules and
floppy drive. When disconnecting power, you should first power down the system
with the operating system. The unit may have more than one power supply cord.
Disconnect both power supply cords before servicing to avoid electrical shock.
When working around exposed electrical circuits, another person who is familiar
with the power-off controls should be nearby to switch off the power if necessary.
•
Use only one hand when working with powered-on electrical equipment. This
is to avoid making a complete circuit, which will cause electrical shock. Use
extreme caution when using metal tools, which can easily damage any electrical
components or circuit boards they come into contact with.
•
Do not use mats designed to decrease static electrical discharge as protection
from electrical shock. Instead, use rubber mats that have been specifically
designed as electrical insulators.
•
The power supply power cords must include a grounding plug and must be
plugged into grounded electrical outlets.
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This product may be connected to an IT power system. In all cases, make sure
that the unit is also reliably connected to Earth (ground).
•
Serverboard Battery: CAUTION - There is a danger of explosion if the onboard
battery is installed upside down, which will reverse its polarites (see Figure 4-1).
This battery must be replaced only with the same or an equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer (CR2032). Dispose of used batteries according to
the manufacturer's instructions.
•
DVD-ROM Laser: CAUTION - this server may have come equipped with a
DVD-ROM drive. To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam and hazardous
radiation exposure, do not open the enclosure or use the unit in any unconventional way.
•
Mainboard replaceable soldered-in fuses: Self-resetting PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) fuses on the mainboard must be replaced by trained service
technicians only. The new fuse must be the same or equivalent as the one
replaced. Contact technical support for details and support.
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General Safety Precautions
!
Follow these rules to ensure general safety:
•
Keep the area around the 6026T-TF clean and free of clutter.
•
The 6026T-TF weighs approximately 55 lbs (25 kg.) when fully loaded. When
lifting the system, two people at either end should lift slowly with their feet
spread out to distribute the weight. Always keep your back straight and lift with
your legs.
•
Place the chassis top cover and any system components that have been removed away from the system or on a table so that they won't accidentally be
stepped on.
•
While working on the system, do not wear loose clothing such as neckties and
unbuttoned shirt sleeves, which can come into contact with electrical circuits or
be pulled into a cooling fan.
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•
Remove any jewelry or metal objects from your body, which are excellent metal
conductors that can create short circuits and harm you if they come into contact
with printed circuit boards or areas where power is present.
•
After accessing the inside of the system, close the system back up and secure
it to the rack unit with the retention screws after ensuring that all connections
have been made.
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ESD Precautions
!
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) is generated by two objects with different electrical
charges coming into contact with each other. An electrical discharge is created to
neutralize this difference, which can damage electronic components and printed
circuit boards. The following measures are generally sufficient to neutralize this
difference before contact is made to protect your equipment from ESD:
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Keep all components and printed circuit boards (PCBs) in their antistatic bags
until ready for use.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the antistatic
bag.
•
Do not let components or PCBs come into contact with your clothing, which may
retain a charge even if you are wearing a wrist strap.
•
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules or contacts.
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the serverboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not
in use.
•
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the serverboard.
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Operating Precautions
!
Care must be taken to assure that the chassis cover is in place when the 6026T-TF
is operating to assure proper cooling. Out of warranty damage to the system can
occur if this practice is not strictly followed.
Figure 4-1. Installing the Onboard Battery
LITHIUM BATTERY
BATTERY HOLDER
!
Please handle used batteries carefully. Do not damage the battery in any way; a
damaged battery may release hazardous materials into the environment. Do not
discard a used battery in the garbage or a public landfill. Please comply with the
regulations set up by your local hazardous waste management agency to dispose
of your used battery properly.
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Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
Chapter 5
Advanced Serverboard Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install the X8DTE-F serverboard into the
chassis, connect the data and power cables and install add-on cards. All serverboard
jumpers and connections are also described. A layout and quick reference chart
are included in this chapter for your reference. Remember to completely close the
chassis when you have finished working with the serverboard to better cool and
protect the system.
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Handling the Serverboard
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent damage to any printed circuit boards (PCBs), it is important to handle them very carefully
(see previous chapter). To prevent the serverboard from bending, keep one hand
under the center of the board to support it when handling. The following measures
are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from electric static discharge.
Precautions
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent Electrostatic Discharge
(ESD).
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic
bag.
•
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules or gold contacts.
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the serverboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic
bags when not in use.
•
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the serverboard.
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Unpacking
The serverboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid electrical static discharge. When unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static
protected.
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Serverboard Installation
This section explains the first step of physically mounting the X8DTE-F into the
SC823TQ-650LPB chassis. Following the steps in the order given will eliminate
the most common problems encountered in such an installation. To remove the
serverboard, follow the procedure in reverse order.
Installing to the Chassis
1. Access the inside of the system by removing the screws from the back lip of
the top cover of the chassis, then pull the cover off.
2. Make sure that the I/O ports on the serverboard align properly with their
respective holes in the I/O shield at the back of the chassis.
3. Carefully mount the serverboard to the serverboard tray by aligning the board
holes with the raised metal standoffs that are visible in the chassis.
4. Insert screws into all the mounting holes on your serverboard that line up
with the standoffs and tighten until snug (if you screw them in too tight, you
might strip the threads). Metal screws provide an electrical contact to the
serverboard ground to provide a continuous ground for the system.
5. Finish by replacing the top cover of the chassis.
Warning: To avoid damaging the motherboard and its components, do not apply
any force greater than 8 lbs. per square inch when installing a screw into a mounting hole.
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Connecting Cables
Now that the serverboard is installed, the next step is to connect the cables to the
board. These include the data cables for the peripherals and control panel and the
power cables.
Connecting Data Cables
The cables used to transfer data from the peripheral devices have been carefully
routed to prevent them from blocking the flow of cooling air that moves through
the system from front to back. If you need to disconnect any of these cables, you
should take care to keep them routed as they were originally after reconnecting
them (make sure the red wires connect to the pin 1 locations). The following data
cables (with their locations noted) should be connected. (See the layout on page
5-10 for connector locations.)
•
SATA HDD cable (I-SATA0 ~ I-SATA5)
•
Control Panel cable (JF1)
Important! Make sure the the cables do not come into contact with the fans.
Connecting Power Cables
The X8DTE-F has a 24-pin primary power supply connector (JPW1) for connection to the ATX power supply. In addition, there are two 8-pin 12V processor power
connectors (JPW2 and JPW3) that must be connected to your power supply. See
Section 5-9 for power connector pin definitions.
Connecting the Control Panel
JF1 contains header pins for various front control panel connectors. See Figure 5-1
for the pin locations of the various front control panel buttons and LED indicators.
All JF1 wires have been bundled into a single cable to simplify this connection. Make
sure the red wire plugs into pin 1 as marked on the board. The other end connects
to the Control Panel PCB board, located just behind the system status LEDs on
the chassis. See Chapter 5 for details and pin descriptions.
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Figure 5-1. Control Panel Header Pins
20
Ground
NMI
x (Key)
x (Key)
Power On LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
Power Fail LED
Vcc
Ground
Reset (Button)
Ground
Power (Button)
2
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1
I/O Ports
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC 99 specification. See
Figure 5-2 below for the colors and locations of the various I/O ports.
Figure 5-2. I/O Ports
2
5
1
4
6
7
3
IO Ports
1
Keyboard (Purple)
6
COM Port 1
2
PS/2 Mouse (Green)
7
VGA Port
3
USB Port 0
8
LAN Port 1
4
USB Port 1
9
LAN Port 2
5
IPMI LAN Port
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Installing the Processor and Heatsink
When handling the processor package, avoid placing direct pressure on
!
the label area of the fan.
Notes:
•
Always connect the power cord last and always remove it before adding, removing or changing any hardware components. Make sure that you install the
processor into the CPU socket before you install the CPU heatsink.
•
If you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you use an Intel-certified multidirectional heatsink only.
•
Make sure to install the serverboard into the chassis before you install the CPU
heatsinks.
•
When receiving a serverboard without a processor pre-installed, make sure that
the plastic CPU socket cap is in place and none of the socket pins are bent;
otherwise, contact your retailer immediately.
•
Refer to the Supermicro web site for updates on CPU support.
Installing an LGA1366 Processor
1. Press the socket clip to release
the load plate, which covers the
CPU socket, from its locked position.
2. Gently lift the socket clip to open
the load plate.
Socket Clip
Load Plate
3. Hold the plastic cap at its north
and south center edges to remove
it from the CPU socket.
Plastic Cap
Note: The photos on this page and
succeeding pages are for illustration
purposes only. They do not necessarily
reflect the exact product(s) described
in this manual.
Holding the north & south edges
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CPU
1. After removing the plastic cap, use
your thumb and the index finger
to hold the CPU at the north and
south center edges.
2. Align the CPU key (the semi-circle
cutout) with the socket key (the
notch below the gold color dot on
the side of the socket).
CPU Socket
3. Once the CPU and the socket are
aligned, carefully lower the CPU
straight down into the socket.
Do not rub the CPU against the
surface of the socket or its pins to
avoid damaging the CPU or the
socket.
CPU
Align CPU keys with socket keys.
4. With the CPU in the socket, inspect the four corners of the CPU
to make sure that it sits level and
is properly installed.
5. Once the CPU is securely seated
in the socket, lower the CPU load
plate to the socket.
6. Use your thumb to gently push the
socket clip down to the clip lock.
Important! Please save the plastic
cap. The serverboard must be shipped
with the plastic cap properly installed to
protect the CPU socket pins. Shipment
without the plastic cap properly installed
may cause damage to the socket pins.
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Installing a CPU Heatsink
1. Remove power from the system
and unplug the AC power cord
from the power supply.
2. Do not apply any thermal grease
to the heatsink or the CPU die;
the required amount has already
been applied.
3. Place the heatsink on top of the
CPU so that the four mounting
holes are aligned with those on
the (preinstalled) heatsink retention mechanism.
4. Screw in two diagonal screws (i.e.
the #1 and the #2 screws) until
just snug. Do not fully tighten the
screws or you may damage the
CPU.)
5. Add the two remaining screws
then finish the installation by fully
tightening all four screws.
Removing the Heatsink
1. Unscrew and remove the heatsink screws from the serverboard in the sequence
as show in the picture above.
2. Hold the heatsink and gently wriggle the heatsink to loosen it from the CPU. (Do
not use excessive force when wriggling the heatsink!!)
3. Once the heatsink is loose, remove it from the CPU socket.
4. Clean the surface of the CPU and the heatsink to get rid of the old thermal
grease. Reapply the proper amount of thermal grease on the surface before you
re-install a heatsink.
Note: see Chapter 6 for details on installing the air shroud.
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Installing Memory
CAUTION! Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM
!
modules to prevent any possible damage.
Memory Support
The X8DTE-F supports up to 96 GB of ECC registered DDR3-1333/1066/800 or up
to 24 GB of ECC unbuffered DDR3-1333/1066/800 SDRAM. Use memory modules
of the same type and speed. See the following table for memory installation. Please
note that Memory Speed support is also dependant on the type of CPU used.
DIMM Installation
Installing Memory Modules
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots starting with DIMM
#P1-DIMM1A. When populating two DIMM modules within a channel, always
start with Bank1 first. For optimal memory performance, please install a pair
(or pairs) of memory modules of the same type and speed with a maximum of
12 modules (see the Memory Installation Table below).
2. Insert each DIMM module vertically into its slot. Pay attention to the notch
along the bottom of the module to avoid installing incorrectly (see Figure 5-3).
3. Gently press down on the DIMM module until it snaps into place in the slot.
Repeat for all modules.
Figure 5-3. DIMM Installation
Notch
Notch
To Install: Insert module
vertically and press
down until it snaps into
place. Pay attention to
the alignment notch at
the bottom.
To Remove:
Use your thumbs to
gently push the release
tabs near both ends of
the module. This should
release it from the slot.
Front View
Note: Notch should align
with the receptive key
point on the slot.
Release Tab
Top View of DDR3 Slot
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DIMM Module Population Configuration
Follow the table below when installing memory.
Notes: Due to OS limitations, some operating systems may not show more than
4 GB of memory.
Due to memory allocation to system devices, the amount of memory that remains
available for operational use will be reduced when 4 GB of RAM is used. The
reduction in memory availability is disproportional. (See the Table below.)
Memory Population for Optimal Performance
(With One CPU (CPU1) Installed)
O
Branch 0
3 DIMMs
P1 DIMM1A
6 DIMMs
P1 DIMM1A
Branch 1
Branch 2
P1 DIMM2A
P1 DIMM1B
P1 DIMM2A
P1 DIMM3A
P1 DIMM2B
P1 DIMM3A
P1 DIMM3B
Memory Population for Optimal Performance
(With One CPU (CPU2) Installed)
Branch 0
3 DIMMs
P2 DIMM1A
6 DIMMs
P2 DIMM1A
Branch 1
Branch 2
P2 DIMM2A
P2 DIMM1B
P2 DIMM2A
P2 DIMM3A
P2 DIMM2B
P2 DIMM3A
P2 DIMM3B
Memory Population for Optimal Performance
(With Two CPUs Installed)
CPU1
Branch 0
6 DIMMs
1A
12
DIMMs
1A
Branch 1
2A
1B
2A
CPU2
Branch 3
3A
2B
Branch 0
1A
3A
3B
1A
Branch 1
2A
1B
2A
Branch 3
3A
2B
3A
DIMM Population Table
DIMM
Slots per
Channel
DIMMs
Populated
per Channel
DIMM Type (Reg.=
Registered)
Speeds (in MHz)
Ranks per DIMM
(any combination;
SR=Single Rank,
DR=Dual Rank,
QR=Quad Rank)
2
1
Reg. DDR3 ECC
800,1066,1333
SR or DR
2
1
Reg. DDR3 ECC
800,1066
QR
2
2
Reg. DDR3 ECC
800,1066
Mixing SR, DR
2
2
Reg. DDR3 ECC
800
Mixing SR, DR,QR
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Possible System Memory Allocation & Availability
System Device
Size
Physical Memory
Remaining (-Available)
(4 GB Total System Memory)
Firmware Hub flash memory (System BIOS)
1 MB
3.99 GB
Local APIC
4 KB
3.99 GB
Area Reserved for the chipset
2 MB
3.99 GB
I/O APIC (4 Kbytes)
4 KB
3.99 GB
PCI Enumeration Area 1
256 MB
3.76 GB
PCI Express (256 MB)
256 MB
3.51 GB
PCI Enumeration Area 2 (if needed) -Aligned on
256-MB boundary-
512 MB
3.01 GB
VGA Memory
16 MB
2.85 GB
TSEG
1 MB
2.84 GB
Memory available for the OS & other applications
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2.84 GB
Adding PCI Add-On Cards
The 6026T-TF can accommodate up to six low-profile, full-length PCI add-on
cards.
Installing an Add-on Card
1. Begin by removing the shield for the PCI slot you wish to populate.
2. Fully seat the card into the slot, pushing down with your thumbs evenly on
both sides of the card.
3. Finish by using a screw to secure the top of the card shield to the chassis.
The PCI slot shields protect the serverboard and its components from EMI
and aid in proper ventilation, so make sure there is always a shield covering
each unused slot.
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Serverboard Details
Figure 5-4. X8DTE-F Layout
(not drawn to scale)
Note: jumpers not indicated are for test purposes only and should not have their
settings changed.
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X8DTE-F Quick Reference
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
JBT1
CMOS Clear
(See Section 5-10)
JI2C1/JI2C2
SMB to PCI Slots
Pins 2-3 (Disabled)
JPG1
VGA Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JWD
Watch Dog
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
Connector
Description
COM1/COM2
COM1/COM2 Serial Port/Header
FAN 1-8
System/CPU Fan Headers (Fans 7~8: CPU Fans)
Floppy
Floppy Disk Drive Connector
JIBTN1
RAIDKey for RAID 5 SAS support (optional)
J5
IPMB I2C Header (for IPMI card)
JD1
PWR LED/Speaker Header (Pins 4~7: Speaker)
JF1
Front Panel Connector
JL1
Chassis Intrusion Header
JOH1
Overheat LED Header
JPIC21
Power Supply SMBbus I2C Header
JPW1
24-pin ATX Main Power Connector
JPW2, JPW3
8-pin Secondary Power Connectors
JWOL
Wake-On-LAN Header
LAN1/2, IPMI_LAN
Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) Ports 1/2 & IPMI_Dedicated
LAN (see note below)
I-SATA0 ~ I-SATA5
(Intel South Bridge) SATA Ports
SP1
Internal Speaker/Buzzer
T-SGPIO-1/T-SGPIO-2
Serial General Purpose Input/Output Headers
USB 0/1, 2,3, 4/5, 6/7
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Ports
VGA
VGA Connector
LED
Description
D1
BMC Heartbeat LED Indicator
LE1
Onboard Standby LED Indicator
Note: To enable or disable LAN1, LAN2 or the dedicated IPMI LAN port, please
refer to the Advanced settings in the BIOS.
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Connector Definitions
ATX Power 24-pin Connector
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Main ATX Power Supply
Connector
13
+3.3V
1
+3.3V
14
-12V
2
+3.3V
The primary power supply connec-
15
COM
3
COM
tor (JPW1) meets the SSI EPS 12V
16
PS_ON
4
+5V
specification. Refer to the table on the
right for the pin definitions of the ATX
17
COM
5
COM
18
COM
6
+5V
24-pin power connector. You must
19
COM
7
COM
also connect the 8-pin (JPW3/JPW4)
20
Res (NC)
8
PWR_OK
21
+5V
9
5VSB
22
+5V
10
+12V
23
+5V
11
+12V
24
COM
12
+3.3V
processor power connectors to your
power supply (see below).
Pin #
Definition
+12V 8-pin Power
Pin Definitions
Secondary Power Connector
JPW2 must also be connected to the
power supply. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Pins
Definition
1-4
Ground
5-8
+12V
Required Connection
+12V 8-pin Power
Pin Definitions
Secondary Power Connector
JPW3 must also be connected to the
power supply. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Pins
Definition
1-4
Ground
5-8
+12V
Required Connection
Power Button
The Power On connection is on pins
1 and 2 of JF1. These should be
connected to the chassis power button. See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Power Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
1
Power Signal
2
Ground
Reset Button
The Reset Button connection is
located on pins 3 and 4 of JF1 and
attaches to the reset switch on the
computer chassis. See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
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Reset Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
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Power Fail LED
PWR Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power Fail LED connection is
located on pins 5 and 6 of JF1. Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Pin#
Definition
5
Vcc
6
Ground
Overheat/Fan Fail LED (OH)
Connect an LED to the OH connection
on pins 7 and 8 of JF1 to provide advanced warning of chassis overheating. Refer to the table on the right for
pin definitions.
OH/Fan Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
OH/Fan Fail Indicator
Status
State
Definition
Pin#
Definition
Off
Normal
7
Vcc
On
Overheat
8
Ground
Flashing
Fan Fail
NIC2 (JLAN2) LED
The LED connections for JLAN2 are
on pins 9 and 10 of JF1. Attach an
LED cable to display network activity. See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
NIC2 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
9
Vcc
10
Ground
NIC1 (JLAN1) LED
The LED connections for JLAN1 are
on pins 11 and 12 of JF1. Attach an
LED cable to display network activity. See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
NIC1 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
11
Vcc
12
Ground
HDD LED
The HDD LED connection is located
on pins 13 and 14 of JF1. This LED
is used to display all IDE and SATA
activity. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
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HDD LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
13
Vcc
14
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Power On LED
The Power On LED connector is located on pins 15 and 16 of JF1 (use
Power LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
JLED for a 3-pin connector). This
15
5V Stby
connection is used to provide LED
16
Control
indication of power being supplied to
the system. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
NMI Button
The non-maskable interrupt button
header is located on pins 19 and 20
of JF1. Refer to the table on the right
for pin definitions.
NMI Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
19
Control
20
Ground
Fan Headers
There are eight fan headers on the
serverboard, all of which are 4-pin
fans. Pins 1-3 of the fan headers are
backward compatible with the traditional 3-pin fans. (Fan speed control
is supported with 4-pin fans only.)
See the table on the right for pin defi nitions. The onboard fan speeds are
controlled by Thermal Management
(via Hardware Monitoring) under the
Advanced Section in the BIOS. The
default is disabled. Fan 7 and FAN
8 should be used for the CPU1 and
CPU2 heatsink fans.
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
(FAN1-8)
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground (Black)
2
+12V (Red)
3
Tachometer
4
PWM Control
Note: Fan 7 is for the CPU1
and Fan8 is for the CPU2
heatsink.
PS/2 Keyboard and
Mouse Port Pin
Definitions
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2
Mouse Ports
The ATX PS/2 keyboard and the PS/2
mouse are located beside the USB0/1
ports. The mouse port is above the
keyboard port. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
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Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
NC
3
Ground
4
VCC
5
Clock
6
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Chassis Intrusion
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions
The Chassis Intrusion header is designated JL1. Attach an appropriate
Pin#
Definition
cable from the chassis to inform you
1
Intrusion Input
of a chassis intrusion when the chas-
2
Ground
sis is opened
Wake-On-LAN
The Wake-On-LAN header is designated JWOL on the serverboard. See
the table on the right for pin definitions. You must also have a LAN card
with a Wake-On-LAN connector and
cable to use this feature.
Wake-On-LAN
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V Standby
2
Ground
3
Wake-up
Ethernet Ports
Two Ethernet ports (LAN1 and LAN2)
are located on the I/O backplane.
A dedicated IPMI LAN port is also
included to provide KVM support for
IPMI 2.0. These ports accept RJ45
type cables. Please refer to Section
5-11 for LAN LED information.
Power LED/Speaker
On the JD1 header, pins 1-3 are for
a power LED and pins 4-7 are for the
speaker. Close pins 4-7 with a jumper
to use an external speaker. If you wish
to use the onboard speaker, please
close pins 6-7. See the table on the
right for speaker pin definitions.
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Power LED/Speaker
Connector
Pin Setting
Definition
Pins 6-7
Internal Speaker
Pins 4-7
External Speaker
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Serial Ports
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM1/COM2)
Two serial ports are included on the
serverboard. COM1 is a backpanel
Pin #
Definition
Pin #
Definition
port and COM2 is a header located
1
DCD
6
DSR
near the JWOL header. See the table
2
RXD
7
RTS
on the right for pin definitions.
3
TXD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
Ground
10
NC
Type A USB Ports
(USB 2/3)
Back Panel USB
(USB 0/1)
Pin#
Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V
1
Vcc
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
2
PO-
2
Data-
There are two Universal Serial Bus
ports located on the I/O panel. In
addition, there are two Type A ports
and four headers located on the
serverboard. The headers can be
used to provide front side USB access
(cables not included). See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
3
PO+
3
Data+
4
Ground
4
Ground
5
N/A
5
NA
USB Header
Pin Definitions
Pin #
USB4/6
Definition
USB5/7
Definition
1
+5V
1
+5V
2
PO-
2
PO-
3
PO+
3
PO+
4
Ground
4
Ground
5
N/A
5
Key
SGPIO Headers
The SGPIO (Serial General Purpose
Input/Output) headers are used to
communicate with the enclosure
management chip on the backplane.
See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Pin #
SGPIO Header
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin
Definition
1
NC
2
*NC
3
Ground
4
DATA Out
5
Load
6
Ground
7
Clock
8
*NC
NC = No Connection
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PWR SMBus Header
Pin Definitions
Power Supply SMBus I2C Header
The power System Management Bus
header at JPI2C1 is used to monitor
the status of the power supply, fan and
system temperature. See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Clock
2
Data
3
PWR Fail
4
Ground
5
+3.3V
IPMB I2C Header
IPMB Connector
Pin Definitions
An SMB header for the IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) slot is designated J5. Connect
the appropriate cable here to utilize
this management feature on your
system.
Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
Ground
3
Clock
4
No Connection
Overheat LED/Fan Fail (JOH1)
The JOH1 header is used to connect
an LED to provide warning of chassis
overheating or fan failure. This LED
will blink to indicate a fan failure. Refer
to the tables on right for LED status
and pin definitions.
OH/Fan Fail LED
States
Overheat LED
Pin Definitions
State
Message
Pin#
Definition
Solid
Overheat
1
5vDC
Blinking
Fan Fail
2
OH Active
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5-10 Jumper Settings
Explanation of Jumpers
To modify the operation of the
serverboard, jumpers can be used
to choose between optional settings.
3
2
1
3
2
1
Connector
Pins
Jumpers create shorts between two
pins to change the function of the connector. Pin 1 is identified with a square
Jumper
solder pad on the printed circuit board.
See the serverboard layout pages for
jumper locations.
Setting
Note: On a two-pin jumper, "Closed"
means the jumper is on both pins and
"Open" means the jumper is either on
only one pin or completely removed.
CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS (which will also clear any passwords). Instead of pins,
this jumper consists of contact pads to prevent accidentally clearing the contents
of CMOS.
To clear CMOS,
1. First power down the system and unplug the power cord(s).
2. With the power disconnected, short the CMOS pads with a metal object such
as a small screwdriver.
3. Remove the screwdriver (or shorting device).
4. Reconnect the power cord(s) and power on the system.
Note: Do not use the PW_ON connector to clear CMOS.
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VGA Enable/Disable
JPG1 allows you to enable or disable
the VGA port. The default position is on
VGA Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
pins 1 and 2 to enable VGA. See the
Pins 1-2
Enabled
table on the right for jumper settings.
Pins 2-3
Disabled
I2C Bus to PCI-Exp. Slots
Jumpers JI2C1 and JI2C2 allow you to
connect the System Management Bus
(I2C) to the PCI-Express slots. The default setting is pins 2-3 (Disabled.) Both
jumpers must be set to the same setting
See the table on the right for jumper
settings.
I2C to PCI-E Slots
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
Watch Dog Enable/Disable
Jumper JWD controls the Watch Dog
function. Watch Dog is a system monitor that can reboot the system when a
software application hangs. Jumping
pins 1-2 will cause WD to reset the
system if an application hangs. Jumping
pins 2-3 will generate a non-maskable
interrupt signal for the application that
hangs. See the table on the right for
jumper settings. Watch Dog must also
be enabled in BIOS.
Note: When enabled, the user needs to
write their own application software in
order to disable the Watch Dog Timer.
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Watch Dog
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Reset
Pins 2-3
NMI
Open
Disabled
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5-11 Onboard Indicators
LAN LEDs
The Ethernet ports (located beside the
VGA port) have two LEDs. On each
JLAN1/2 LED
(Connection Speed Indicator)
port, the yellow LED flashes to indi-
LED Color
Definition
cate activity while the other LED may
Off
NC or 10 Mb/s
be green, amber or off to indicate the
speed of the connection. See the table
Green
100 Mb/s
Amber
1 Gb/s
on the right for the functions associated with the connection speed LED.
IPMI LAN
IPMI Dedicated LAN LEDs
Link LED
An additional IPMI Dedicated LAN is
also located on the I/O backplane.
The amber LED on the right indicates
activity, while the green LED on the
left indicates the speed of the connection. See the table at right for more
information.
Activity LED
IPMI LAN Link LED (Left) &
Activity LED (Right)
LED
Status
Definition
Link (Left)
Green: Solid
100 Mb/s
Activity (Right)
Amber: Blinking
Active
Onboard Power LED (LE1)
An Onboard Power LED is located at
LE1. This LED Indicator is lit when
the system is on. Be sure to unplug
the power cable before removing or
adding any components. See the table
on the right for more details.
Onboard PWR LED Indicator
LED Color
Definition
Off
System Off (PWR cable
not connected)
Green
System On
BMC Heartbeat LED
A BMC Heartbeat LED is located at D1
on the motherboard. When D1 is blinking, BMC is functioning normally.
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BMC Heartbeat LED
LED
Definition
D1
Blinking: BMC: Normal
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5-12 Floppy and SATA Ports
Floppy Drive Connector
Pin Definitions
Floppy Drive Connector
The floppy connector is located beside the IDE connector. See the table
below for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
Pin #
Definition
1
Ground
2
FDHDIN
3
Ground
4
Reserved
5
Key
6
FDEDIN
7
Ground
8
Index
9
Ground
10
Motor Enable
11
Ground
12
Drive Select B
13
Ground
14
Drive Select B
15
Ground
16
Motor Enable
17
Ground
18
DIR
19
Ground
20
STEP
21
Ground
22
Write Data
23
Ground
24
Write Gate
25
Ground
26
Track 00
27
Ground
28
Write Protect
29
Ground
30
Read Data
31
Ground
32
Side 1 Select
33
Ground
34
Diskette
SATA Port
Pin Definitions
SATA Ports
There are no jumpers to configure the
onboard SATA ports. See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
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Pin#
Definition
Pin
Definition
1
Ground
2
TXP
3
TXN
4
Ground
5
RXN
6
RXP
7
Ground
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5-13 Installing Software
After the hardware has been installed, you should first install the operating system
and then the drivers. The necessary drivers are all included on the Supermicro CDs
that came packaged with your motherboard.
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
Note: Click the icons showing a hand writing on paper to view the readme files
for each item. Click the computer icons to the right of these items to install each
item (from top to the bottom) one at a time. After installing each item, you must
re-boot the system before moving on to the next item on the list. The bottom
icon with a CD on it allows you to view the entire contents of the CD.
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Supero Doctor III
The Supero Doctor III program is a Web based management tool that supports
remote management capability. It includes Remote and Local Management tools.
The local management is called SD III Client. The Supero Doctor III program included on the CD-ROM that came with your motherboard allows you to monitor
the environment and operations of your system. Supero Doctor III displays crucial
system information such as CPU temperature, system voltages and fan status. See
the Figure below for a display of the Supero Doctor III interface.
Note: The default User Name and Password for SuperDoctor III is ADMIN / ADMIN.
Note: When SuperDoctor III is first installed, it adopts the temperature threshold
settings that have been set in BIOS. Any subsequent changes to these thresholds
must be made within Super Doctor, as the Super Doctor settings override the BIOS
settings. To set the BIOS temperature threshold settings again, you would first need
to uninstall SuperDoctor III.
Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen (Health Information)
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Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen (Remote Control)
Note: SD III Software Revision 1.0 can be downloaded from our Web Site at: ftp://ftp.
supermicro.com/utility/Supero_Doctor_III/. You can also download the SDIII User's
Guide at: <http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/Manuals/SDIII/UserGuide.pdf>.
For Linux, we will recommend using Supero Doctor II.
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Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
Chapter 6
Advanced Chassis Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install components and perform maintenance on the SC823TQ-650LPB chassis. For component installation, follow the
steps in the order given to eliminate the most common problems encountered. If
some steps are unnecessary, skip ahead to the step that follows.
Tools Required: The only tool you will need to install components and perform
maintenance is a Philips screwdriver.
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Static-Sensitive Devices
Electricstatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent
damage to any printed circuit boards (PCBs), it is important to handle them very
carefully. The following measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment
from ESD damage.
Precautions
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic
bag.
•
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules or gold contacts.
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the motherboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic
bags when not in use.
•
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the motherboard.
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Unpacking
The motherboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage. When
unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
Figure 6-1. Chassis: Front and Rear Views
Control Panel
DVD-ROM Drive
SATA Drives (6)
Keyboard/Mouse Ports
USB Ports
5.25" Drive Bay
Dedicated IPMI LAN
COM1 Port
VGA Port
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System Reset
Main Power
7 Low Profile PCI Slots
Ethernet Ports
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Control Panel
The control panel (located on the front of the chassis) must be connected to the
JF1 connector on the motherboard to provide you with system status indications. A
ribbon cable has bundled these wires together to simplify the connection. Connect
the cable from JF1 on the motherboard to the Control Panel PCB (printed circuit
board). Make sure the red wire plugs into pin 1 on both connectors. Pull all excess
cabling out of the airflow path. The LEDs inform you of system status. See "Chapter
3: System Interface" for details on the LEDs and the control panel buttons. Details
on JF1 can be found in Chapter 5.
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System Fans
Four 8-cm fans provide all the cooling needed for the SuperServer 6026T-TF. It is
very important that the chassis top cover is properly installed and making a good
seal for the cooling air to circulate properly through the chassis and cool the components. See Figure 6-2.
System Fan Failure
Fan speed is controlled by system temperature via a BIOS setting. If a fan fails,
the remaining fan will ramp up to full speed and the overheat/fan fail LED on the
control panel will turn on. Replace the failed fan at your earliest convenience with
the same type and model (the system can continue to run with a failed fan). Remove the top chassis cover while the system is still running to determine which of
the four fans has failed.
Replacing System Cooling Fans
Replacing a Fan
The system power need not be shut down since the fans are all hot-pluggable.
1. Remove the chassis cover.
2. Press the tab on the top of the fan housing of the failed fan and remove the
entire housing unit.
3. Replace the failed fan with an identical 8-cm, 12 volt fan (available from
Supermicro). Position the new fan at its proper place in the chassis by fitting
the fan with its housing onto the fan mounts in the chassis. A "click" can be
heard if the fan (in its housing) is properly installed.
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4. If the system is already powered on, the fan will activate immediately upon
being connected to its header on the motherboard.
Figure 6-2. System Fan Removal
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Drive Bay Installation/Removal
Accessing the Drive Bays
You do not need to access the inside of the chassis to replace or swap SATA drives.
Proceed to the next step for instructions. You must use standard SATA drives in
the system.
For installing/removing the DVD-ROM, you will need to gain access to the inside
of the server by removing the top cover of the chassis. Proceed to the "DVD-ROM
Installation" section later in this chapter for instructions.
For installing/removing a component in the 5.25" drive bay, proceed to the "5.25"
Drive Bay Installation" section later in this chapter for instructions.
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Enterprise level hard disk drives are recommended for use in Supermicro
!
chassis and servers. For information on recommended HDDs, visit the
Supermicro Web site at http://www.supermicro.com/products/nfo/files/
storage/SAS-1-CompList-110909.pdf
Figure 6-3. Mounting a Drive in a Carrier
!
Use caution when working around the SATA backplane. Do not touch the
backplane with any metal objects and make sure no ribbon cables touch
the backplane or obstruct the holes, which aid in proper airflow.
!
Important: Regardless of how many hard drives are installed, all drive carriers must remain in the drive bays for proper airflow.
SATA Drive Installation
The SATA drives are mounted in drive carriers to simplify their installation and
removal from the chassis. Since these carriers also help promote proper airflow
for the drive bays, even empty carriers without drives installed must remain in the
chassis.
Mounting a SATA Drive in a Drive Carrier
To add a new hard drive, install a drive into the carrier with the printed circuit board
side toward the carrier so that the mounting holes align with those in the carrier.
Secure the drive to the carrier with four screws, as shown in Figure 6-3.
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Installing/Removing Hot-swap SATA Drives
1. Push the release button on the drive carrier.
2. Swing the handle fully out and use it to pull the drive carrier straight out (see
Figure 6-4).
Note: Your operating system must have RAID support to enable the hot-plug capability of the drives.
Release Button
Figure 6-4. Removing SATA Drives
!
Important: All of the SATA drive carriers must remain in the drive bay to
maintain proper cooling airflow.
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Installing a Component in the 5.25" Drive Bay
A single 5.25" drive bay is located in the front of the chassis, making it easily accessible for installation and removal. This component is not hot-swappable, meaning
system power must be turned off before installing and/or removing them.
Installing/Removing a 5.25" Drive Bay Component
1. First power down the system and then remove the top cover of the chassis.
2. Push the locking latch to the right, then remove the drive carrier from the
chassis.
3. Attach the component to the carrier if installing.
4. Push the tray with the drive back into its bay in the chassis.
5. Replace the top cover and restore power to the system when finished.
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DVD-ROM Drive Installation
The top cover of the chassis must be opened to gain full access to the DVD-ROM.
The 6026T-TF accomodates only slim DVD-ROM drives. Side mounting brakets are
typically needed to mount a DVD-ROM drive in the 6026T-TF server.
Installing a DVD-ROM Drive
Drives mount on rails and should "click" into place to be correctly and fully installed
in their bays. You must power down the system before installing or removing floppy
or IDE components.
1. Release the screws that secure the server unit to the rack.
2. Grasp the two handles on either side and pull the unit straight out until it
locks (you will hear a "click").
3. Depress the two buttons on the top of the chassis to release the top cover
and at the same time, push the cover away from you until it stops. You can
then lift the top cover from the chassis to gain full access to the inside of the
server.
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6-5
Power Supply
The SuperServer 6026T-TF has a single 650 watt power supply. This power supply
module has an auto-switching capability, which enables it to automatically sense
and operate at a 100V to 220V input voltage.
Power Supply Failure
If the power supply fails, the system will shut down and you will need to replace
the power supply unit. Replacement units can be ordered directly from Supermicro.
See contact information in Chapter 1.
Removing/Replacing the Power Supply
Replace the failed power supply module with the same model (p/n PWS-652-2H),
which can be ordered directly from Supermicro (see Contact Information in the
Preface).
1. First shut down the system, then unplug the AC power cord.
2. Remove the chassis cover by pressing the two release buttons on the top of
the chassis (near the front) then push the chassis top rearward about one
inch and lift it off.
3. To remove the failed power supply, remove the screws at the back that secure it to the chassis and pull the unit straight out with the rounded handle.
4. Replace the failed hot-swap unit with another power supply unit.
5. Push the new power supply unit into the power bay until you hear a *click*.
6. Secure the power supply with the screws you removed previously and finish
by plugging in the AC power cord.
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Chapter 7: BIOS
Chapter 7
BIOS
7-1
Introduction
This chapter describes the AMI BIOS Setup Utility for the X8DTE-F. The AMI ROM
BIOS is stored in a Flash EEPROM and can be easily updated. This chapter describes the basic navigation of the AMI BIOS Setup Utility setup screens.
Starting BIOS Setup Utility
To enter the AMI BIOS Setup Utility screens, press the <Delete> key while the
system is booting up.
Note: In most cases, the <Delete> key is used to invoke the AMI BIOS
setup screen. There are a few cases when other keys are used, such as
<F1>, <F2>, etc.
Each main BIOS menu option is described in this manual. The Main BIOS setup
menu screen has two main frames. The left frame displays all the options that can
be configured. Grayed-out options cannot be configured. Options in blue can be
configured by the user. The right frame displays the key legend. Above the key
legend is an area reserved for a text message. When an option is selected in the
left frame, it is highlighted in white. Often a text message will accompany it. (Note:
the AMI BIOS has default text messages built in. Supermicro retains the option to
include, omit, or change any of these text messages.)
The AMI BIOS Setup Utility uses a key-based navigation system called "hot keys".
Most of the AMI BIOS setup utility "hot keys" can be used at any time during the
setup navigation process. These keys include <F1>, <F10>, <Enter>, <ESC>, arrow keys, etc.
Note: Options printed in Bold are default settings.
How To Change the Configuration Data
The configuration data that determines the system parameters may be changed by
entering the AMI BIOS Setup utility. This Setup utility can be accessed by pressing
<Del> at the appropriate time during system boot.
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Starting the Setup Utility
Normally, the only visible Power-On Self-Test (POST) routine is the memory test.
As the memory is being tested, press the <Delete> key to enter the main menu of
the AMI BIOS Setup Utility. From the main menu, you can access the other setup
screens. An AMI BIOS identification string is displayed at the left bottom corner of
the screen below the copyright message.
Warning! Do not upgrade the BIOS unless your system has a BIOS-related
issue. Flashing the wrong BIOS can cause irreparable damage to the
system. In no event shall Supermicro be liable for direct, indirect, special,
incidental, or consequential damages arising from a BIOS update. If you
have to update the BIOS, do not shut down or reset the system while the
BIOS is updating. This is to avoid possible boot failure.
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Main Setup
When you first enter the AMI BIOS Setup Utility, you will enter the Main setup screen.
You can always return to the Main setup screen by selecting the Main tab on the
top of the screen. The Main BIOS Setup screen is shown below.
System Overview: The following BIOS information will be displayed:
System Time/System Date
Use this option to change the system time and date. Highlight System Time or System Date using the arrow keys. Enter new values through the keyboard and press
<Enter>. Press the <Tab> key to move between fields. The date must be entered in
Day MM/DD/YY format. The time is entered in HH:MM:SS format. (Note: The time
is in the 24-hour format. For example, 5:30 P.M. appears as 17:30:00.)
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Supermicro X8DT6/X8DTE
BIOS Build Version: This item displays the BIOS revision used in your system.
BIOS Build Date: This item displays the date when this BIOS was completed.
AMI BIOS Core Version: This item displays the revision number of the AMI BIOS
Core upon which your BIOS was built.
Processor
The AMI BIOS will automatically display the status of the processor used in your
system:
•
CPU Type: This item displays the type of CPU used in the motherboard.
•
Speed: This item displays the speed of the CPU detected by the BIOS.
•
Physical Count: This item displays the number of processors installed in your
system as detected by the BIOS.
•
Logical Count: This item displays the number of CPU Cores installed in your
system as detected by the BIOS.
•
Micro_code Revision: This item displays the revision number of the BIOS Micro_code used in your system.
System Memory
This displays the size of memory available in the system:
•
Size: This item displays the memory size detected by the BIOS.
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Advanced Setup Configurations
Use the arrow keys to select Boot Setup and hit <Enter> to access the submenu
items:
XBoot Features
Quick Boot
If Enabled, this option will skip certain tests during POST to reduce the time needed
for system boot. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Quiet Boot
This option allows the user to select the bootup screen between POST messages
or the OEM logo. Select Disabled to display the POST messages. Select Enabled
to display the OEM logo. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
AddOn ROM Display Mode
This sets the display mode for the Option ROM. Select Keep Current to use the current AddOn ROM Display setting. Select Force BIOS to use the Option ROM display
mode set by the system BIOS. The options are Force BIOS and Keep Current.
Bootup Num-Lock
This feature selects the Power-on state for Numlock key. The options are Off
and On.
Wait For 'F1' If Error
This forces the system to wait until the 'F1' key is pressed if an error occurs. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
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Hit 'Del' Message Display
This feature displays "Press DEL to run Setup" during POST. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Interrupt 19 Capture
Interrupt 19 is the software interrupt that handles the boot disk function. When this
item is set to Enabled, the ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will "capture" Interrupt
19 at boot and allow the drives that are attached to these host adaptors to function
as bootable disks. If this item is set to Disabled, the ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will not capture Interrupt 19, and the drives attached to these adaptors will not
function as bootable devices. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Power Configuration
Power Button Function
If this feature is set to Instant_Off, the system will power off immediately as soon as
the user hits the power button. If set to 4_Second_Override, the system will power
off when the user presses the power button for 4 seconds or longer. The options
are Instant_Off and 4_Second_Override.
Restore on AC Power Loss
Use this feature to set the power state after a power outage.
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Select Power-Off for the system power to remain off after a power loss.
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Select Power-On for the system power to be turned on after a power loss.
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Select Last State to allow the system to resume its last state before a power
loss. The options are Power-On, Power-Off and Last State.
Watch Dog Timer
If enabled, the Watch Dog Timer will allow the system to reboot when it is inactive
for more than 5 minutes. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
XProcessor and Clock Options
This submenu allows the user to configure the Processor and Clock settings.
Ratio CMOS Setting
This option allows the user to set the ratio between the CPU Core Clock and the
FSB Frequency. The default setting depends on what type of CPU is installed. The
default setting is [20]. Press <+> or <-> on your keyboard to change this value.
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C1E Support
Select Enabled to enable Enhanced Halt State support. C1E significantly reduces
the CPU's power consumption by reducing the CPU's clock cycle and voltage during
a "Halt State." The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Hardware Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU)
Select Enabled to enable the hardware prefetcher to prefetch streams of data and
instructions from the main memory to the L2 cache in order to improve CPU performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch (Available when supported by the CPU)
The CPU fetches the cache line for 64 bytes if this option is set to Disabled. The
CPU fetches both cache lines for 128 bytes as comprised if Enabled.
MPS and ACPI MADT Ordering
Choose the method of ordering for the Multiple APIC Description Table (MADT).
Select Modern Ordering for Microsoft Windows XP or a later version of OS. Select
Legacy Ordering for Microsoft Windows 2000 or an earlier version of OS. The options are Modern Ordering and Legacy Ordering.
Max CPUID Value Limit (Available when supported by the CPU)
The feature allows the user to set the maximum CPUID Value. Select Disabled for
the Windows XP OS. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Available when supported by the CPU)
Select Enabled to use the feature of Virtualization Technology to allow one platform
to run multiple operating systems and applications in independent partitions, creating multiple "virtual" systems in one physical computer. The options are Enabled
and Disabled. Note: If there is any change to this setting, you will need to power
off and restart the system for the change to take effect. Please refer to Intel’s web
site for detailed information.
Execute-Disable Bit Capability (Available when supported by the OS and
the CPU)
Set to Enabled to enable the Execute Disable Bit which will allow the processor
to designate areas in the system memory where an application code can execute
and where it cannot, thus preventing a worm or a virus from flooding illegal codes
to overwhelm the processor or damage the system during an attack. The default is
Enabled. (Refer to Intel and Microsoft Web Sites for more information.)
Simultaneous Multi-Threading (Available when supported by the CPU)
Set to Enabled to use the Simultaneous Multi-Threading Technology, which will
result in increased CPU performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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Active Processor Cores
Set to Enabled to use a processor's Second Core and beyond. (Please refer to
Intel's web site for more information.) The options are All, 1 and 2.
Intel® Speed_Step™ Technology
EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology) allows the system to automatically
adjust processor voltage and core frequency in an effort to reduce power consumption and heat dissipation. Please refer to Intel’s web site for detailed information.
The options are Disable (Disable GV3) and Enable (Enable GV3).
Intel® TurboMode Technology
Select Enabled to allow the processor cores to run faster than normal under special
circumstances to improve performance. The options are Disable and Enabled.
Intel® C-STATE Tech
If enabled, C-State is set by the system automatically to either C2, C3 or C4 state.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
C-State Package Limit Setting (Available when Intel® C-State Tech is
enabled)
If set to Auto, the AMI BIOS will automatically set the limit on the C-State package
register. The options are Auto, C1, C3, C6 and C7.
C1 Auto Demotion
When enabled, the CPU will conditionally demote C3, C6 or C7 requests to C1 based
on un-core auto-demote information. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
C3 Auto Demotion
When enabled, the CPU will conditionally demote C6 or C7 requests to C3 based
on un-core auto-demote information. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Clock Spread Spectrum
Select Enable to use the feature of Clock Spectrum, which will allow the BIOS to
monitor and attempt to reduce the level of Electromagnetic Interference caused by
the components whenever needed. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
XAdvanced Chipset Control
The items included in the Advanced Settings submenu are listed below:
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XCPU Bridge Configuration
QPI (Quick_Path Interface) Links Speed
This feature selects QPI's data transfer speed. The options are Slow-mode, and
Full Speed.
QPI Frequency
This selects the desired QPI frequency. The options are Auto, 4.800 GT,
5.866GT, 6.400 GT.
QPI L0s and L1
Select Enabled to lower QPI power state. L0s and L1 are automatically selected
by the motherboard. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Memory Frequency
This feature forces a DDR3 frequency slower than what the system has detected
to a frequency setting selected by the user. The available options are Auto, Force
DDR-800, Force DDR-1066, Force DDR-1333 and Force SPD.
Memory Mode
The options are Independent, Channel Mirror, and Lockstep.
Independent - All DIMMs are available to the operating system.
Channel Mirror - The motherboard maintains two identical copies of all data in
memory for redundancy.
Lockstep - The motherboard uses two areas of memory to run the same set of
operations in parallel.
Demand Scrubbing
A memory error-correction scheme where the Processor writes corrected data
back into the memory block from where it was read by the Processor. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Patrol Scrubbing
A memory error-correction scheme that works in the background looking for and
correcting resident errors. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Throttling - Closed Loop/Throttling - Open Loop
Throttling improves CPU's reliability and power efficiency via automatic voltage
control during idle states. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
If Enabled, the following items will appear:
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Hysteresis Temperature (Closed Loop Only)
Temperature Hysteresis is the temperature lag (in degrees Celsius) after the
preset DIMM temperature threshold is reached before Closed Loop Throttling begins. The options are Disabled, 1.5oC, 3.0oC, and 6.0oC.
Guardband Temperature (Closed Loop Only)
This is the temperature applied to the DIMM temperature threshold. Each
step is in 0.5oC increment. The default is [006].
Inlet Temperature
This is the temperature detected at the chassis inlet. Each step is in 0.5oC
increment. The default is [070].
Temperature Rise
This is the temperature rise to the DIMM thermal zone. Each step is in
0.5oC increment. The default is [020]. Press "+" or "-" on your keyboard to
change this value.
Air Flow
This is the air flow speed to the DIMM modules. Each step is one mm/sec.
The default is [1500].
Altitude
This feature defines how many meters above or below sea level the system
is located. The options are Sea Level or Below, 1~300, 301~600, 601~900,
901~1200, 1201~1500, 1501~1800, 1801~2100, 2101~2400, 2401~2700,
2701~3000.
DIMM Pitch
This is the physical space between each DIMM module. Each step is in
1/1000 of an inch. The default is [400].
XNorth Bridge Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure the settings for the North Bridge chip.
Crystal Beach/DMA (Direct Memory Access)
This feature works in conjunction with the Intel I/O AT (Acceleration Technology)
to accelerate the performance of TOE devices. (Note: A TOE device is a specialized, dedicated processor that is installed on an add-on card or a network card to
handle some or all packet processing of this add-on card.) When this feature is set
to Enabled, it will enhance overall system performance by providing direct memory
access for data transferring. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Crystal Beach/DCA (Direct Cache Access)
This feature works in conjunction with the Intel I/O AT (Acceleration Technology) to
accelerate the performance of the TOE device. When this feature set to Enabled, it
will enhance overall system performance by providing direct cache access for data
transferring. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
NUMA Support
Select Enabled to use the feature of Non-Uniform Memory Access to improve CPU
performance. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Payload Size
This feature limits the payload size by enabling (128B) or disabling (256B) coalesce
support. The options are 256B and 128B.
Intel VT-d
Select Enabled to enable Intel Virtualization Technology support for Direct I/O VT-d
by reporting the I/O device assignments to VMM through the DMAR ACPI Tables.
This feature offers fully-protected I/O resource-sharing across the Intel platforms,
providing the user with greater reliability, security and availability in networking and
data-sharing. The settings are Enabled and Disabled.
XSouthBridge Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure the settings for the Intel ICH South
Bridge.
USB Functions
Select Enabled to use onboard USB ports. The Options are: Disabled and Disabled.
Legacy USB Support
Select Enabled to use Legacy USB devices. If this item is set to Auto, Legacy USB
support will be automatically enabled when a legacy USB device is installed on the
motherboard. The settings are Disabled, and Enabled.
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
This setting allows you to select the USB 2.0 Controller mode. The options are
Hi-Speed (480 Mbps) and Full Speed (12 Mbps).
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
Select Enabled to enable BIOS Enhanced Host Controller Interface support to
provide a workaround solution for an operating system that does not have EHCI
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Hand-Off support. When enabled, the EHCI Interface will be changed from the BIOScontrolled to the OS-controlled. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
XIDE/SATA Configuration
When this submenu is selected, the AMI BIOS automatically detects the presence
of the IDE devices and displays the following items:
SATA#1 Configuration
If Compatible is selected, SATA#1 will be set to Legacy mode. When Enhanced
is selected, SATA#1 will be set to Native SATA mode. The options are Disabled,
Compatible and Enhanced.
Configure SATA#1 as
This feature allows the user to select the drive type for SATA#1. Select RAID
(Intel) to enable Intel's SATA RAID firmware to configure Intel's SATA RAID
settings. Select RAID (Adaptec) to enable Adaptec's SATA RAID firmware to
configure Adaptec's SATA RAID settings. Select AHCI to enable SATA Advanced
Host Interface. (Take caution when using this function. This feature is for advanced programmers only.) The options are IDE, RAID (Intel), RAID (Adaptec)
and AHCI.
SATA#2 Configuration
Selecting Enhanced will set SATA#2 to native SATA mode. The options are Disabled,
and Enhanced.
Primary IDE Master/Slave, Secondary IDE Master/Slave, Third IDE Master,
and Fourth IDE Master
These settings allow the user to set the parameters of Primary IDE Master/Slave,
Secondary IDE Master/Slave, Third and Fourth IDE Master slots. Hit <Enter> to
activate the following submenu screen for detailed options of these items. Set the
correct configurations accordingly. The items included in the submenu are:
Type
Select the type of device connected to the system. The options are Not Installed,
Auto, CD/DVD and ARMD.
LBA/Large Mode
LBA (Logical Block Addressing) is a method of addressing data on a disk drive.
In the LBA mode, the maximum drive capacity is 137 GB. For drive capacities
over 137 GB, your system must be equipped with a 48-bit LBA mode addressing.
If not, contact your manufacturer or install an ATA/133 IDE controller card that
supports 48-bit LBA mode. The options are Disabled and Auto.
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Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
Block Mode boosts the IDE drive performance by increasing the amount of data
transferred. Only 512 bytes of data can be transferred per interrupt if Block Mode
is not used. Block Mode allows transfers of up to 64 KB per interrupt. Select
Disabled to allow data to be transferred from and to the device one sector at
a time. Select Auto to allow data transfer from and to the device occur multiple
sectors at a time if the device supports it. The options are Auto and Disabled.
PIO Mode
The IDE PIO (Programmable I/O) Mode programs timing cycles between the
IDE drive and the programmable IDE controller. As the PIO mode increases, the
cycle time decreases. The options are Auto, 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Select Auto to allow the AMI BIOS to automatically detect the PIO mode. Use
this value if the IDE disk drive support cannot be determined.
Select 0 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 0. It has a data transfer rate
of 3.3 MBs.
Select 1 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 1. It has a data transfer rate
of 5.2 MBs.
Select 2 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 2. It has a data transfer rate
of 8.3 MBs.
Select 3 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 3. It has a data transfer rate
of 11.1 MBs.
Select 4 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 4. It has a data transfer bandwidth of 32-Bits. Select Enabled to enable 32-Bit data transfer.
DMA Mode
Select Auto to allow the BIOS to automatically detect IDE DMA mode when the
IDE disk drive support cannot be determined.
Select SWDMA0 to allow the BIOS to use Single Word DMA mode 0. It has a
data transfer rate of 2.1 MBs.
Select SWDMA1 to allow the BIOS to use Single Word DMA mode 1. It has a
data transfer rate of 4.2 MBs.
Select SWDMA2 to allow the BIOS to use Single Word DMA mode 2. It has a
data transfer rate of 8.3 MBs.
Select MWDMA0 to allow the BIOS to use Multi Word DMA mode 0. It has a
data transfer rate of 4.2 MBs.
Select MWDMA1 to allow the BIOS to use Multi Word DMA mode 1. It has a
data transfer rate of 13.3 MBs.
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Select MWDMA2 to allow the BIOS to use Multi-Word DMA mode 2. It has a
data transfer rate of 16.6 MBs.
Select UDMA0 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 0. It has a data transfer
rate of 16.6 MBs. It has the same transfer rate as PIO mode 4 and Multi Word
DMA mode 2.
Select UDMA1 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 1. It has a data transfer
rate of 25 MBs.
Select UDMA2 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 2. It has a data transfer
rate of 33.3 MBs.
Select UDMA3 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 3. It has a data transfer
rate of 66.6 MBs.
Select UDMA4 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 4. It has a data transfer
rate of 100 MBs.
Select UDMA5 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 5. It has a data transfer
rate of 133 MBs.
Select UDMA6 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 6. It has a data transfer
rate of 133 MBs. The options are Auto, SWDMAn, MWDMAn, and UDMAn.
S.M.A.R.T. For Hard Disk Drives
Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) can help predict
impending drive failures. Select Auto to allow the AMI BIOS to automatically detect hard disk drive support. Select Disabled to prevent the AMI BIOS from using
the S.M.A.R.T. Select Enabled to allow the AMI BIOS to use the S.M.A.R.T. to
support hard drive disk. The options are Disabled, Enabled, and Auto.
32Bit Data Transfer
Select Enable to enable 32-bit IDE data transfer support. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
IDE Detect Timeout (sec)
Use this feature to set the time-out value for the BIOS to detect the ATA, ATAPI
devices installed in the system. The options are 0 (sec), 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and
35.
XPCI/PnP Configuration
Clear NVRAM
This feature clears NVRAM during system boot. The options are No and Yes.
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Plug & Play OS
Selecting Yes allows the OS to configure Plug & Play devices. (This is not required
for system boot if your system has an OS that supports Plug & Play.) Select No to
allow the AMI BIOS to configure all devices in the system.
PCI Latency Timer
This feature sets the latency Timer of each PCI device installed on a PCI bus. Select
64 to set the PCI latency to 64 PCI clock cycles. The options are 32, 64, 96, 128,
160, 192, 224 and 248.
PCI IDE Bus Master
When this feature is enabled, the BIOS uses PCI bus mastering for reading/writing
to IDE drives. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Slot 1 Option ROM~Slot 7 Option ROM
Select Enabled to enable Slot 1~Slot 6 Option ROMs, which will allow the user
to boot the computer from a PCI device installed on a PCI slot. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
LAN1 PXE/LAN2 PXE
Select Enabled to enable the onboard LAN1/LAN2 PXE Option ROMs in order
to boot the computer using a network interface. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
XSuper IO Device Configuration
Onboard Floppy Controller
Select Enable to enable the onboard Floppy Controller. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
Floppy A/Floppy B
This feature allows the user to select the type of floppy drive connected to the system as specified. The options are Disabled, 360KB 5 1/4", 1.2MB 5 1/4", 720KB 3
1/2", 1.44MB 3 1/2" and 2.88MB 3 1/2". The default setting for Floppy A is 1.44MB
3 1/2", and for Floppy B is Disabled.
Serial Port1 Address/ Serial Port2 Address
This option specifies the base I/O port address and the Interrupt Request address
of Serial Port 1 and Serial Port 2. Select Disabled to prevent the serial port from
accessing any system resources. When this option is set to Disabled, the serial port
physically becomes unavailable. Select 3F8/IRQ4 to allow the serial port to use 3F8
as its I/O port address and IRQ 4 for the interrupt address. The options for Serial
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Port1 are Disabled, 3F8/IRQ4, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3. The options for Serial Port2
are Disabled, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, and 2E8/IRQ3.
Serial Port 2 Mode
Use this feature to configure Serial Port 2 mode. The options are Normal, IrDA
and ASK IR. IrDA (Infrared Data) is an industry standard for remote control devices. ASK IR (Amplitude Shifted Keying Infrared) is a protocol compatible with
Sharp® branded PDAs and other infrared devices.
XRemote Access Configuration
Remote Access
This allows the user to enable Remote Access support. The options are Disabled
and Enabled.
If Remote Access is set to Enabled, the following items will display:
Serial Port Number
This feature allows the user decide which serial port to be used for Console
Redirection. The options are COM 1, COM2, and Onboard IPMI.
Base Address, IRQ
This item displays the base address and IRQ of the serial port used for
Console Redirection.
Serial Port Mode
This feature allows the user to set the serial port mode for Console Redirection.
The options are 115200 8, n 1; 57600 8, n, 1; 38400 8, n, 1; 19200 8, n, 1; and
9600 8, n, 1.
Flow Control
This feature allows the user to set the flow control for Console Redirection. The
options are None, Hardware, and Software.
Redirection After BIOS POST
Select Disabled to turn off Console Redirection after Power-On Self-Test
(POST). Select Always to keep Console Redirection active all the time after
POST. (Note: This setting may not be supported by some operating systems.)
Select Boot Loader to keep Console Redirection active during POST and
when the Boot Loader is active. The options are Disabled, Boot Loader, and
Always.
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Terminal Type
This feature allows the user to select the target terminal type for Console Redirection. The options are ANSI, VT100, and VT-UTF8.
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
A terminal keyboard definition that provides a way to send commands from a
remote console. Available options are Enabled and Disabled.
Sredir Memory Display Delay
This feature defines the length of time in seconds to display memory information.
The options are No Delay, Delay 1 Sec, Delay 2 Sec, and Delay 4 Sec.
XSystem Health Monitor
This feature allows the user to monitor system health and review the status of each
item as displayed.
CPU Overheat Alarm
This option allows the user to select the CPU Overheat Alarm setting which determines when the CPU OH alarm will be activated to provide warning of possible
CPU overheat.
Warning!
1. Any temperature that exceeds the CPU threshold temperature predefined by the CPU manufacturer may result in CPU overheat or system
instability. When the CPU temperature reaches this predefined threshold,
the CPU and system cooling fans will run at full speed.
2. To avoid possible system overheating, please be sure to provide adequate airflow to your system.
The options are:
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The Early Alarm: Select this setting if you want the CPU overheat alarm (including the LED and the buzzer) to be triggered as soon as the CPU temperature
reaches the CPU overheat threshold as predefined by the CPU manufacturer.
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The Default Alarm: Select this setting if you want the CPU overheat alarm
(including the LED and the buzzer) to be triggered when the CPU temperature
reaches about 5oC above the threshold temperature as predefined by the CPU
manufacturer to give the CPU and system fans additional time needed for CPU
and system cooling. In both the alarms above, please take immediate action
as shown below.
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CPU Temperature/System Temperature
This feature displays current temperature readings for the CPU and the System.
The following items will be displayed for your reference only:
CPU Temperature
The CPU thermal technology that reports absolute temperatures (Celsius/Fahrenheit) has been upgraded to a more advanced feature by Intel in its newer
processors. The basic concept is each CPU is embedded by unique temperature
information that the motherboard can read. This ‘Temperature Threshold’ or ‘Temperature Tolerance’ has been assigned at the factory and is the baseline on which
the motherboard takes action during different CPU temperature conditions (i.e., by
increasing CPU Fan speed, triggering the Overheat Alarm, etc). Since CPUs can
have different ‘Temperature Tolerances’, the installed CPU can now send information to the motherboard what its ‘Temperature Tolerance’ is, and not the other way
around. This results in better CPU thermal management.
Supermicro has leveraged this feature by assigning a temperature status to certain
thermal conditions in the processor (Low, Medium and High). This makes it easier
for the user to understand the CPU’s temperature status, rather than by just simply
seeing a temperature reading (i.e., 25oC). The CPU Temperature feature will display
the CPU temperature status as detected by the BIOS:
Low – This level is considered as the ‘normal’ operating state. The CPU temperature
is well below the CPU ‘Temperature Tolerance’. The motherboard fans and CPU will
run normally as configured in the BIOS (Fan Speed Control).
User intervention: No action required.
Medium – The processor is running warmer. This is a ‘precautionary’ level and
generally means that there may be factors contributing to this condition, but the CPU
is still within its normal operating state and below the CPU ‘Temperature Tolerance’.
The motherboard fans and CPU will run normally as configured in the BIOS. The
fans may adjust to a faster speed depending on the Fan Speed Control settings.
User intervention: No action is required. However, consider checking the CPU fans
and the chassis ventilation for blockage.
High – The processor is running hot. This is a ‘caution’ level since the CPU’s ‘Temperature Tolerance’ has been reached (or has been exceeded) and may activate
an overheat alarm.
User intervention: If the system buzzer and Overheat LED has activated, take action
immediately by checking the system fans, chassis ventilation and room temperature
to correct any problems.
Notes: 1. The system may shut down if it continues for a long period to
prevent damage to the CPU.
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2. The information provided above is for your reference only. For more
information on thermal management, please refer to Intel’s Web site at
www.Intel.com.
System Temperature: The system temperature will be displayed (in degrees in
Celsius and Fahrenheit) as it is detected by the BIOS.
Voltage Monitoring
CPU1 Vcore/CPU2 Vcore, CPU1 DIMM/CPU2 DIMM, 1.5V, 3.3Vcc (V), 3.3V SB
(V), +5Vin, +5V SB, 12Vcc (V) and Battery Voltage.
System Fan Monitor
This feature allows the user to decide how the system controls the speeds of the
onboard fans. The CPU temperature and the fan speed are correlative. When the
CPU on-die temperature increases, the fan speed will also increase, and vice versa.
Select Workstation if your system is used as a Workstation. Select Server if your
system is used as a Server. Select “Disabled, (Full Speed @12V)” to disable the fan
speed control function and allow the onboard fans to constantly run at the full speed
(12V). The Options are: Disabled (full-speed), 4-pin (Server), 4-pin (Workstation),
4-pin (Quiet) and , 4-pin (Super Quiet).
Fan1 ~ Fan 8 Reading
This feature displays the fan speed readings from fan interfaces Fan1 through Fan8.
(Fan7 is CPU1 Fan and Fan8 is CPU2 Fan.)
XACPI Configuration
Use this feature to configure Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
power management settings for your system.
ACPI Version Features
The options are ACPI v1.0, ACPI v2.0 and ACPI v3.0. Please refer to ACPI's website
for further explanation: http://www.acpi.info/.
ACPI APIC Support
Select Enabled to include the ACPI APIC Table Pointer in the RSDT (Root System
Description Table) pointer list. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
APIC ACPI SCI IRQ
When this item is set to Enabled, APIC ACPI SCI IRQ is supported by the system.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Headless Mode
When this feature is enabled, the system will function without a keyboard, monitor
or mouse attached The options are Enabled and Disabled.
High Performance Event Timer
Select Enabled to activate the High Performance Event Timer (HPET) that produces
periodic interrupts at a much higher frequency than a Real-time Clock (RTC) does in
synchronizing multimedia streams, providing smooth playback and reducing the dependency on other timestamp calculation devices, such as an x86 RDTSC Instruction embedded in the CPU. The High Performance Event Timer is used to replace
the 8254 Programmable Interval Timer. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
XIPMI Configuration
Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is used to monitor system health
and to manage the system as a whole. For more information on the IPMI specifications, please visit Intel's website at www.intel.com.
Status of BMC
The Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) manages the interface between system management software and platform hardware. This is an informational feature
which displays the status code of the BMC micro controller.
IPMI Firmware Revision
This item displays the IPMI firmware revision used in your system.
XView BMC System Event Log
This feature displays the BMC System Event Log (SEL). It shows the total number
of entries of BMC System Events.
To view an event, select an Entry Number and pressing <Enter> to display the
information as shown in the screen.
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SEL Entry Number
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SEL Record ID
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SEL Record Type
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Event Timestamp
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Generator ID
Event Message Format User
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Event Sensor Type
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Event Sensor Number,
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Event Dir Type
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Event Data.
Clear BMC System Event Log
Select OK and press the <Enter> key to clear the BMC system log. Select Cancel
to keep the BMC System log. The options are OK and Cancel.
Caution: Any cleared information is unrecoverable. Make absolutely sure
that you no longer need any data stored in the log before clearing the
BMC Event Log.
XSet LAN Configuration
Set this feature to configure the IPMI LAN adapter with a network address as shown
in the following graphics.
Channel Number
Enter the channel number for the SET LAN Configuration command. It is initially
set to [1]. Press <+> or <-> on your keyboard to change the Channel Number.
Channel Number Status
This feature displays the channel status for the Channel Number selected above:
"Channel Number is OK" or "Wrong Channel Number".
XIP Address Configuration
This submenu displays the following IP Address Configuration information.
Parameter Selector
This item displays the parameter of your IP Address configuration.
IP Address Source
This feature allows the user to determine how an IP address is assigned to this
device. Select DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) to allow this device
to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server, which manages a pool of IP addresses and network information on a "request and grant" basis. Upon time-out
(or lease expiration), the IP address assigned to the client can be re-assigned
to a new client.) Select Static (Static Allocation) to manually enter an IP address
based on a pre-determined range of addresses (usually assigned by a network
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administrator). Only clients with an IP Address within the pre-determined range
of addresses will be allowed access to the network. A static IP Address that
is assigned to a device is retained until it is manually re-assigned a different
address, or re-configured to receive an IP address through a DHCP server, as
mentioned in the other option. The options are DHCP and Static.
IP Address
This item displays the IP address of this computer. IP addresses are four
three-digit decimal numbers, from 0-255, separated by dots. For example,
192.168.10.100.
Current IP Address in BMC
This item displays the current IP address used for your IPMI connection.
XMAC Address Configuration
This submenu displays the following MAC Address Configuration information.
Parameter Selector
Use this feature to select the parameter of your Mac Address configuration.
MAC Address
This item displays the MAC address of this computer. MAC addresses are 6
two-digit hexadecimal numbers (Base 16, 0 ~ 9, A, B, C, D, E, F) separated by
dots. (i.e., 00.30.48.D0.D4.60).
Current MAC Address in BMC
This item displays the current MAC address used for your IPMI connection.
XSubnet Mask Configuration
Subnet masks tell the network which subnet this machine belongs to. The value
of each three-digit number separated by dots should not exceed 255.
Parameter Selector
Use this feature to select the parameter of your Subnet Masks configuration.
Subnet Mask
This item displays the current subnet mask setting for your IPMI connection.
Current Subnet Mask in BMC
This item displays the current Subnet Mask used for your IPMI connection.
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XGateway Address Configuration
This option allows to user to enter the gateway address for this machine. This
should be in decimal and in dotted quad form (i.e., 192.168.10.253). The value
of each three-digit number separated by dots should not exceed 255.
Parameter Selector
Use this feature to select the parameter of your Gateway Address settings.
Gateway Address
If DHCP is selected under IP Address Source, the DHCP server will automatically assign the IP address of the Gateway device to this device for its use. If
you want this machine to use a different Gateway, please select Static under
the IP Address Source.
Current Gateway Address in BMC
This item displays the current Gateway address used for your IPMI connection.
XDMI Event Log
View Event Log
Use this option to view the System Event Log.
Mark all events as read
This option marks all events as read. The options are OK and Cancel.
Clear event log
This option clears the Event Log memory of all messages. The options are OK
and Cancel.
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Security Settings
The AMI BIOS provides a Supervisor and a User password. If you use both passwords, the Supervisor password must be set first.
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Supervisor Password
This item indicates if a Supervisor password has been entered for the system. "Not
Installed" means a Supervisor password has not been used.
User Password
This item indicates if a user password has been entered for the system. "Not Installed" means that a user password has not been used.
Change Supervisor Password
Select this feature and press <Enter> to access the submenu, and then enter a
new Supervisor Password.
User Access Level (Available when Supervisor Password is set as above)
Use this feature to set the user's access level. The options are:
•
Full Access: grants full User read and write access to the Setup Utility,
•
View Only: allows access to the Setup Utility, but cannot change the fields,
•
Limited: allows only limited fields to be changed such as Date and Time,
•
No Access: prevents User access to the Setup Utility.
Change User Password
Select this feature and press <Enter> to access the submenu, and then enter a
new User Password.
Clear User Password (Available only if User Password has been set)
This item allows you to clear a user password after it has been entered.
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Password Check
This item allows you to check a password after it has been entered. The options
are Setup and Always.
Boot Sector Virus Protection
When Enabled, the AMI BIOS displays a warning when any program (or virus) issues a Disk Format command or attempts to write to the boot sector of the hard
disk drive. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Boot Configuration
Use this feature to configure boot settings.
XBoot Device Priority
This feature allows the user to specify the sequence of priority for the Boot Device.
The settings are 1st boot device, 2nd boot device, 3rd boot device, 4th boot device,
5th boot device and Disabled.
•
1st Boot Device - 1st Floppy Drive
•
2nd Boot Device - [USB: XXXXXXXXX]
XHard Disk Drives
This feature allows the user to specify the boot sequence from all available hard
disk drives. The settings are Disabled and a list of all hard disk drives that have
been detected (i.e., 1st Drive, 2nd Drive, 3rd Drive, etc).
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XRemovable Drives
This feature allows the user to specify the boot sequence from available Removable
Drives. The settings are 1st boot device, 2nd boot device, and Disabled.
•
1st Drive - 1st Floppy Drive
•
2nd Drive - [USB: XXXXXXXXX]
XCD/DVD Drives
This feature allows the user to specify the boot sequence from available CD/DVD
Drives (i.e., 1st Drive, 2nd Drive, etc).
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Exit Options
Select the Exit tab from the AMI BIOS Setup Utility screen to enter the Exit BIOS
Setup screen.
Save Changes and Exit
After you have completed system configuration changes, select this option and
press <Enter> to reboot the compute so that the new system configuration settings
can take effect.
Discard Changes and Exit
Select this option and press <Enter> to quit the BIOS Setup without making any
permanent changes to the system configuration, and reboot the computer.
Discard Changes
Select this option and press <Enter> to discard all the changes and return to the
AMI BIOS Utility Program.
Load Optimal Defaults
To set this feature, select Load Optimal Defaults from the Exit menu and press
<Enter>. Then, select OK to allow the AMI BIOS to automatically load Optimal Defaults to the BIOS Settings. The Optimal settings are designed for maximum system
performance, but may not work best for all computer applications.
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
To set this feature, select Load Fail-Safe Defaults from the Exit menu and press
<Enter>. The Fail-Safe settings are designed for maximum system stability, but not
for maximum performance.
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BIOS Recovery
Warning! Do not upgrade the BIOS unless your system has a BIOS-related
issue. Flashing the wrong BIOS can cause irreparable damage to the
system. In no event shall Supermicro be liable for direct, indirect, special,
incidental, or consequential damages arising from a BIOS update. If you
need to update the BIOS, do not shut down or reset the system while the
BIOS is updating. This is to avoid possible boot failure.
How to Recover the AMIBIOS Image (Main BIOS Block)
An AMIBIOS flash chip consists of a boot sector block, and a main BIOS code block
(a main BIOS image). The boot sector block contains critical BIOS code, including
memory detection and recovery code to be used to flash a new BIOS image if the
original BIOS Image is corrupted. When the system is powered on, the boot sector
code executes first. Once it is completed, the main BIOS code will continue with
system initialization and complete the bootup process.
Notes: BIOS Recovery described below is used when the main BIOS
block crashes. However, when the BIOS Boot sector crashes, you will need
to send the motherboard back to Supermicro for RMA repairs.
Boot Sector Recovery from a USB Device
This feature allows the user to recover a BIOS image using a USB device without
additional utilities needed. A user can download the BIOS image into a USB flash
device, and name the file "SUPER.ROM" for the recovery process to load the file.
A USB flash device such as a USB Flash Drive, a USB CDROM or a USB CDRW
device can be used for this purpose,
1. Insert the USB device that contains the new BIOS image (the ROM files)
saved in a root directory into your USB drive.
2. While turning the power on, press and hold <Ctrl> and <Home> at the same
time until the USB Access LED Indicator comes on. This might take a few
seconds.
3. Once the USB drive LED is on, release the <Ctrl> and <Home> keys.
AMIBIOS will issue beep codes to indicate that the BIOS ROM file is being
updated.
4. When BIOS flashing is completed, the computer will reboot. Do not interrupt
the flashing process until it is completed.
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Boot Sector Recovery from an IDE CD-ROM
This process is almost identical to the process of Boot Sector Recovery from a USB
device, except that the BIOS image file is loaded from a CD-ROM. Use a CD-R or
CD-RW drive to burn a CD with the BIOS image file in it, and name the file "SUPER.
ROM" for the recovery process to load the file.
Boot Sector Recovery from a Serial Port ("Serial Flash")
This process, also known as "Serial Flash," allows the user to use a serial port to
load a BIOS image for Boot Sector recovery. This feature is usually used for embedded systems that rely on a serial port for remote access and debugging.
Requirements
In order to use Serial Flash for Boot Sector Recovery, you will need to meet the
following requirements.
•
The "Target system," the system that needs BIOS updates, must have a serial
port and "Serial Flash" support embedded in the BIOS image file.
•
The "Host system" should also have a serial port and a terminal program that
supports XModem Transfer protocol (Hyper Terminal for the Windows operating
systems, and minicom for Linux/FreeSBD, etc.).
•
A Null_modem serial cable
How to use Serial Flash for Boot Sector Recovery
1. Connect a Null_modem serial cable between the target system and the host
system that runs the terminal program.
2. Make sure that the new BIOS Image file is accessible for the host system.
3. Start the terminal program on the host system and create a new connection.
Use the following communication parameters for the new connection.
•
•
•
•
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Bits per second: 115200 bits/sec.
Data Bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop Bit: 1
Flow Control: None
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4. Power on your system and click the <Connect> button in the Hyper Terminal.
The terminal screen will display the following messages.
5. Following the instructions given on the screen to update the BIOS. These
instructions are also shown below.
a. At the prompt, press the <SpaceBar> to update the BIOS.
b. When asked to confirm BIOS updating, press <y> to confirm BIOS
updates.
c. Press <y> again to begin flashing BIOS remotely.
Note: Be sure to complete Steps a~c above quickly because
you have a second or less to do so.
6. Once you've completed the instructions given, a screen will display to indicate
that remote flashing is starting and the new BIOS file is being uploaded.
7. To use Hyper Terminal to transfer the XModem protocol by using the "Send
File" dialog under the "Transfer" menu, follow the instructions below to complete XModem transfers.
a. Select the "Transfer" menu and enter <Send>.
b. Specify the location of the ROM file and select the proper protocol (XModem).
c. Press <Send> to start ROM File extraction. (See the picture below.)
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d. Once the ROM file extraction is completed, the message: "New BIOS received OK" will display.
8. Once remote BIOS flash is completed, the system will reboot.
Note: AMIBIOS Serial Flash will work with any terminal communications
program that supports VT-100 and XModem protocols, including protocols
designed for GNU/LINUX & BSD operating systems such as minicom. It
is recommended that the terminal program be configured to use the 'CR/
LF' style of line termination.
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Appendix A: BIOS POST Error Codes
Appendix A
BIOS Error Beep Codes
During the POST (Power-On Self-Test) routines, which are performed each time
the system is powered on, errors may occur.
Non-fatal errors are those which, in most cases, allow the system to continue the
boot-up process. The error messages normally appear on the screen.
Fatal errors are those which will not allow the system to continue the boot-up
procedure. If a fatal error occurs, you should consult with your system manufacturer for possible repairs.
A-1 BIOS Error Beep Codes
BIOS Error Beep Codes
Beep Code
Error Message
Description
1 beep
Refresh
Circuits have been reset.
(Ready to power up)
5 short beeps + 1 long
beep
Memory error
No memory detected in the
system
8 beeps
Display memory
read/write error
Video adapter missing or with
faulty memory
1 continuous beep
(with the front panel
OH LED on)
System Overheat
1 continuous beep with the
front panel OH LED on
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Appendix B: Installing the Windows OS
Appendix B
Installing Windows
After all hardware components have been installed, you must first configure Intel
South Bridge RAID Settings before you install the Windows OS and other software
drivers. To configure RAID settings, please refer to RAID Configuration User Guides
posted on our web site at www.supermicro.com/support/manuals.
Note: The following OS installation instructions are written for the Windows
XP/2003 OS only. If you have the Windows 2008 or Windows Vista OS,
please follow the instructions displayed on your screen to install the OS.
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1. Insert Microsoft's Windows XP/Windows 2003 Setup CD in the CD drive and
the system will start booting up from CD.
2. Press the <F6> key when the message-" Press F6 if you need to install a
third party SCSI or RAID driver" displays.
3. When the Windows XP/Windows 2003 Setup screen appears, press "S" to
specify additional device(s).
4. Insert the driver diskette-"Intel AA RAID XP/2003 Driver for ICH10R" into
Drive A: and press the <Enter> key.
5. Choose the Intel(R) ICH10R SATA RAID Controller from the list indicated in
the XP/2003 Setup Screen, and press the <Enter> key.
6. Press the <Enter> key to continue the installation process. (If you need to
specify any additional devices to be installed, do it at this time.) Once all
devices are specified, press the <Enter> key to continue with the installation.
7. From the Windows XP/Windows 2003 Setup screen, press the <Enter> key.
The XP/2003 Setup will automatically load all device files and then, continue
the Windows XP/Windows 2003 installation.
8. After the Windows XP/Windows 2003 OS Installation is completed, the system will automatically reboot.
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1. Insert Microsoft's Windows OS Setup CD in the CD drive, and the system will
start booting up from CD.
2. Continue with the OS installation. The Windows OS Setup screen will display.
3. From the Windows OS Setup screen, press the <Enter> key. The OS Setup
will automatically load all device files and then continue with the Windows OS
installation.
4. After the Windows OS Installation is completed, the system will automatically
reboot.
5. Insert the Supermicro Setup CD that came with your motherboard into the CD
Drive during system boot, and the main screen will display.
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Appendix C: System Specifications
Appendix C
System Specifications
Processors
Single or dual Intel® Xeon 5600/5500 Series processors in LGA1336 type sockets
(both CPUs must be of the same type)
Note: Please refer to our web site for a complete listing of supported processors.
Chipset
Intel IOH-36D/ICH10R chipset
BIOS
32 Mb AMI® SPI Flash ROM
Memory Capacity
Twelve DIMM sockets supporting up to 192 GB of registered ECC
DDR3-1333/1066/800 SDRAM or up to 48 GB of ECC unbuffered DDR31333/1066/800 SDRAM
Note: Interleaved memory - requires memory must be installed four modules at a time. See
Section 5-6 for details.
SATA Controller
On-chip (ICH10R) 3 Gb/s Intel SATA controller
Drive Bays
Six hot-swap drive bays to house SATA drives
Peripheral Drive Bays
One slim DVD-ROM drive
Expansion Slots
Four PCI Express 2.0 x8 slots, one PCI Express 2.0 x4 slot and one PCI-E x4 slot
(chassis supports low-profile add-on cards only)
Serverboard
X8DTE-F (Extended ATX form factor)
Dimensions: 12 x 13 in (305 x 330 mm)
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Chassis
SC823TQ-650LPB (2U rackmount)
Dimensions: (WxHxD) 16.7 x 3.5 x 25.7 in. (425 x 88 x 652 mm)
Weight
Gross (Bare Bone): 55 lbs. (25 kg.)
System Cooling
Four 8-cm system cooling fans
System Input Requirements
AC Input Voltage: 100-240V AC auto-range
Rated Input Current: 9A - 4A
Rated Input Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
Efficiency: 80+
Power Supply
Rated Output Power: 650W (Part# PWS-652-2H)
Rated Output Voltages: +5V (30A), +3.3V (25A), +12V (54A), -5V (N/A), 12V
(0.5A), +5Vsb (4A)
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature: 10º to 35º C (50º to 95º F)
Non-operating Temperature: -40º to 70º C (-40º to 158º F)
Operating Relative Humidity: 20% to 95% (non-condensing)
Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Regulatory Compliance
Electromagnetic Emissions: FCC Class A, EN 55022 Class A, EN 61000-3-2/-3-3,
CISPR 22 Class A
Electromagnetic Immunity: EN 55024/CISPR 24, (EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3,
EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-8, EN 61000-4-11)
Safety: CSA/EN/IEC/UL 60950-1 Compliant, UL or CSA Listed (USA and
Canada), CE Marking (Europe)
California Best Management Practices Regulations for Perchlorate Materials:
This Perchlorate warning applies only to products containing CR (Manganese
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