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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 1025TC-3F. Installation and maintenance should be performed by experienced technicians only.
The SuperServer 1025TC-3F is a 1U Twin (two serverboards in a 1U chassis) rackmount server based on the SC809TQ-780B server chassis and two Super X7DCT3F serverboards. The X7DCT-3F supports dual Intel® Xeon® 5400/5300/5200/5100
Series processors. See the Supermicro web site for details.
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 Super X7DCT-3F serverboard
and the SC809TQ-780B chassis.
Chapter 2: Server Installation
This chapter describes the steps necessary to install the SuperServer 1025TC-3F
into a rack and check out the server configuration prior to powering up the system. If
your server was ordered without the processor and memory components, this chapter will refer you to the appropriate sections of the manual for their installation.
Chapter 3: System Interface
Refer to this chapter 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 1025TC-3F.
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Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
Chapter 5 provides detailed information on the X7DCT-3F serverboard, including the
locations and functions of connectors, 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 SC809TQ-780B 1U rackmount
server chassis. You should follow the procedures given in this chapter when installing, removing or reconfiguring SAS/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 POST Messages
Appendix B: BIOS POST Codes
Appendix C: System Specifications
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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
Onboard SAS .................................................................................................. 1-2
PCI Expansion Slots ....................................................................................... 1-3
Ethernet Ports ................................................................................................. 1-3
Onboard Controllers/Ports .............................................................................. 1-3
Other Features ................................................................................................ 1-3
1-3
Server Chassis Features ................................................................................ 1-5
System Power ................................................................................................. 1-5
SAS/SATA Subsystem..................................................................................... 1-5
Control Panel .................................................................................................. 1-5
Rear I/O Panel ................................................................................................ 1-5
Cooling System ............................................................................................... 1-5
1-4
1U Twin: System Notes................................................................................... 1-6
System Power ................................................................................................. 1-6
Hard Drive Backplane/Drives .......................................................................... 1-6
1-5
Contacting Supermicro .................................................................................... 1-7
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 Server into a Rack ..................................................................... 2-4
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails ...................................................... 2-4
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Installing the Rack Rails ................................................................................. 2-5
Installing the Server into a Rack ..................................................................... 2-6
Installing the Server into a Telco Rack ........................................................... 2-7
2-5
Checking the Serverboard Setup .................................................................... 2-8
2-6
Preparing to Power On ................................................................................... 2-9
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
Overheat/Fan Fail ........................................................................................... 3-2
NIC2 ................................................................................................................ 3-2
NIC1 ................................................................................................................ 3-2
HDD................................................................................................................. 3-2
Power .............................................................................................................. 3-3
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
Processor and Heatsink Installation................................................................ 5-5
Installing the Processor ................................................................................. 5-5
Installing the Heatsink ..................................................................................... 5-7
Removing the Heatsink ................................................................................... 5-7
5-6
Installing Memory ............................................................................................ 5-8
5-7
PCI Add-on Cards ......................................................................................... 5-10
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Serverboard Details .......................................................................................5-11
X7DCT-3F Quick Reference ......................................................................... 5-12
5-9
Connector Definitions .................................................................................... 5-13
ATX Power Connector .............................................................................. 5-13
Auxiliary Power Connector ....................................................................... 5-13
PW_ON Connector ................................................................................... 5-13
Reset Connector ...................................................................................... 5-13
Overheat/Fan Fail/UID LED ..................................................................... 5-13
NIC2 (LAN2) LED ..................................................................................... 5-14
NIC1 (LAN1) LED ..................................................................................... 5-14
HDD LED/UID Switch ............................................................................... 5-14
Power On LED ......................................................................................... 5-14
NMI Button ............................................................................................... 5-14
Fan Headers............................................................................................. 5-15
I-Button ..................................................................................................... 5-15
Wake-On-LAN .......................................................................................... 5-15
Universal Serial Bus (USB) ...................................................................... 5-15
SAS Ports ................................................................................................. 5-16
Serial Ports ............................................................................................... 5-16
SGPIO Header ......................................................................................... 5-16
I2C Power Connector ................................................................................ 5-16
5-10
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................ 5-17
CMOS Clear ............................................................................................. 5-17
VGA Enable/Disable ................................................................................. 5-17
LAN1/LAN2 Enable/Disable .................................................................... 5-18
Watch Dog Enable/Disable ...................................................................... 5-18
BMC Enable/Disable ............................................................................... 5-18
SAS RAID Mode Select ........................................................................... 5-18
SAS Enable/Disable ................................................................................. 5-19
5-11
Onboard Indicators........................................................................................ 5-19
LAN1/LAN2 LEDs ..................................................................................... 5-19
Onboard Power LED (LED3).................................................................... 5-19
SAS Activity LED ..................................................................................... 5-19
SAS Heartbeat LED ................................................................................ 5-19
BMC Heartbeat LED ............................................................................... 5-19
5-12
Installing Additional Drivers ........................................................................... 5-20
5-13
Configuring Supero Doctor III ....................................................................... 5-21
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Chapter 6 Advanced Chassis Setup
6-1
Static-Sensitive Devices .................................................................................. 6-1
Precautions ..................................................................................................... 6-1
Unpacking ....................................................................................................... 6-1
6-2
Control Panel .................................................................................................. 6-2
6-3
System Fans ................................................................................................... 6-3
System Fan Failure ......................................................................................... 6-3
6-4
Air Shrouds ..................................................................................................... 6-4
6-5
Drive Bay Installation/Removal ....................................................................... 6-5
Accessing the Drive Bays ............................................................................... 6-5
6-6
Power Supply .................................................................................................. 6-7
Power Supply Failure ...................................................................................... 6-7
Replacing the Power Supply ........................................................................... 6-7
Chapter 7 BIOS
7-1
Introduction...................................................................................................... 7-1
7-2
Running Setup ................................................................................................ 7-2
7-3
Main BIOS Setup ............................................................................................ 7-2
7-4
Advanced Setup .............................................................................................. 7-6
7-5
Security ......................................................................................................... 7-20
7-6
Boot ............................................................................................................... 7-22
7-7
Exit ................................................................................................................ 7-23
Appendix A BIOS POST Messages
Appendix B BIOS POST Codes
Appendix C System Specifications
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 1
Introduction
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Overview
The SuperServer 1025TC-3F is a "1U Twin" server comprised of the SC809TQ780B chassis and two (twin) X7DCT-3F serverboards. Please refer to our web
site for information on operating systems that have been certified for use with the
1025TC-3F (www.supermicro.com).
In addition to the serverboard and chassis, various hardware components may have
been included with the 1025TC-3F, as listed below.
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Four (4) CPU heatsinks for LGA771 CPUs (SNK-P0017)
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SAS Accessories:
Eight (8) hard drive carriers (MCP-220-00001-03)
Two (2) internal hard drive backplanes (BPN-SAS-809TQ)
Two (2) 59-cm SAS cable sets (CBL-0207L)
Two (2) 43-cm SAS cable sets (CBL-0226L)
Two (2) 48-cm SAS cable sets (CBL-0227L)
Two (2) 55-cm SAS cable sets (CBL-0228L)
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Two (2) PCI-E x16 riser cards (RSC-R1U-E16R)
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Six (6) 4-cm high-performance fans (FAN-0085L4)
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Rackmount hardware with screws (CSE-PT51L)
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One (1) CD containing drivers and utilities
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Serverboard Features
At the heart of the SuperServer 1025TC-3F lies two X7DCT-3F dual processor
serverboards, which are based on Intel's 5100 chipset. Below are the main features of the X7DCT-3F. Note that the features on each board are doubled for the
server.
Processors
Each X7DCT-3F supports dual Intel® Xeon® 5400/5300/5200/5100 Series processors of up to 80W. Please refer to our web site for a complete listing of supported
processors (www.supermicro.com).
Memory
The X7DCT-3F has six 240-pin DIMM sockets that can support up to 48 GB of registered ECC DDR2-667/533 SDRAM. Memory can be installed in both interleaved
(dual-channel) and non-interleaved (single-channel) configurations. All memory
modules used to populate the system should be the same size, type and speed.
Serial ATA
The South Bridge (ICH9R) of the chipset includes a SATA controller for 3 Gb/s
SATA drives. The hot-swappable SATA drives are connected to a backplane that
provides power, bus termination and configuration settings. RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
are supported (RAID 5, available with an optional I-button, is not supported by
Linux OS). Refer to the support area of our web site for procedures on setting up
RAID on your system.
Onboard SAS
An onboard LSI 1064E SAS controller in integrated into the X7DCT-3F. The hotswap SAS drives are connected to a backplane that provides power, bus termination
and configuration settings.
Note: The operating system you use must have RAID support to enable the hotswap capability and RAID function of the SAS drives. RAID 0, 1, 5 (with optional
I-button) and 10 are supported. Refer to the following ftp site for setup guidelines
<ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/driver/SAS/LSI/LSI_SAS_EmbMRAID_SWUG.pdf>.
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PCI Expansion Slots
Each X7DCT-3F board has one PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot, so two PCI-Express 2.0
x16 slots are provided in the server. In the 1025TC-3F server configuration, riser
cards have been pre-installed to support two low-profile PCI-Express x16 add-on
cards.
Ethernet Ports
Two Intel® network controllers (82575) are integrated into each of the serverboards
to support a total of four Gigabit LAN ports (100/1000Base-T/1000BaseTX, RJ45
output).
Onboard Controllers/Ports
Onboard I/O backpanel ports on each serverboard include one COM port, a VGA
port, two USB ports and two Gigabit LAN (NIC) ports. There are two sets of I/O
ports included in the server (one set for each serverboard).
Graphics Controller
The X7DCT-3F features an integrated Winbond WPCM450 controller, which combines a BMC (baseboard management controller) with a graphics controller.
Other Features
Other onboard features that promote system health include voltage monitors, a
chassis intrusion header, auto-switching voltage regulators, chassis and CPU
overheat sensors, virus protection and BIOS rescue.
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PROCESSOR#2
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MT/S
1333/1067
MT/S
#0-2
#0-1
#0-0
JLAN2
RJ45
Intel 5100
MCH
Mellanox
PCI-EXP x8
IB
PCIEx4
IB
CX4
PCI-EXP x4
ZOAR LAN
#1-2
#1-1
#1-0
DDR2 667
PCI-EXP x8
PCI-E x16
JLAN1
RJ45
VRD
PROCESSOR#1
DDR2 667
VRD
PCI-EXP x4
LSI 1064E
SAS
DMI
VGA
CONN
Winbond
BMC
Integrated VGA
3.0 Gb/s
SATA/SAS
ICH9R
USB 2.0
USB
3.0 Gb/s
PCI 33 MHz
LPC
Winbond
BMC
COM1
External
SIO
W83627DHG
SPI
SPI Flash
COM2
SOL
Figure 1-1. Intel 5100 Chipset:
System Block Diagram
Note: This is a general block diagram. Please see Chapter 5 for details.
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Server Chassis Features
The following is a general outline of the main features of the SC809TQ-780B 1U
chassis. Details on the chassis can be found in Chapter 6.
System Power
When configured as a SuperServer 1025TC-3F, the SC809TQ-780B includes a
single 780W cold-swap power supply, which provides the power to both serverboards housed in the chassis.
SAS/SATA Subsystem
The SC809TQ-780B chassis was designed to support eight 2.5" SAS or SATA
hot-swappable hard drives.
Control Panel
The SC809TQ-780B features two independant control panels associated with each
serverboard in the chassis. Each control panel has LEDs to indicate power on, network activity, hard disk drive activity and system overheat conditions. Each control
panel also includes a main power button and a system reset button.
Rear I/O Panel
The SC809TQ-780B is a 1U rackmount chassis. Its I/O panel provides a slots for
two low-profile PCI-E x16 expansion cards, two COM ports, four USB ports, two
VGA ports and four Gb Ethernet ports. The 1025TC-3F also provides two 10 Gigabit,
dedicated IPMI LAN ports. See Chapter 6 for details.
Cooling System
The SC809TQ-780B chassis has an innovative cooling design that features two sets
of triple (for a total of six) 4-cm high-performance PWM (Pulse Width Modulated)
fans. A fan speed control setting in BIOS allows fan speed to be determined by
system temperature.
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1U Twin: System Notes
As a 1U Twin configuration, the 1025TC-3F is a unique server system. With two
system boards incorporated into a single chassis, there are several points you
should keep in mind.
System Power
A single power supply is used to provide the power for both serverboards. Each
serverboard however, can be shut down independently of the other with the power
button on its own control panel.
Although they share a common power supply, the I2C signals used for power supply
monitoring are received by the primary serverboard only. (When viewed from the
front of the chassis, the serverboard on the left is referred to as the primary board
and the serverboard on the right as the secondary.)
Hard Drive Backplane/Drives
As a system, the 1025TC-3F supports the use of eight SAS/SATA drives. Two SAS/
SATA backplanes work together as a single backplane divided into two sections.
This means that while a single power connector is used and functions such as
overheating apply to both sections together, each pair of SAS/SATA drives is logically connected to its own serverboard. Consequently, RAID setup is limited to a
four-drive configuration (RAID cannot be spread across all eight drives).
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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:
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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:
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4F, No. 232-1, Liancheng Rd.
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei County
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel:
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Fax:
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Web Site:
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Technical Support:
Email:
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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 1025TC-3F 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 system has come to you with the processors and memory preinstalled. If
your system is not already fully integrated with a serverboard, 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 1025TC-3F 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 1025TC-3F. 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. Be sure to read the Rack and Server Precautions
in the next section.
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Preparing for Setup
The box the 1025TC-3F 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
•
Leave enough clearance in front of the rack to enable you to open the front
door completely (~25 inches).
•
Leave approximately 30 inches of clearance in the back of the rack to allow for
sufficient airflow and ease in servicing.
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This product is for installation only in a Restricted Access Location (dedicated
equipment rooms, service closets and the like).
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This product is not suitable for use with visual display work place devices according to §2 of the the German Ordinance for Work with Visual Display Units.
Rack Precautions
!
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Warnings and Precautions!
!
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.
•
In single rack installation, stabilizers should be attached to the rack.
•
In multiple rack installations, the racks should be coupled together.
•
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.
•
Allow the hot plug hard drives and power supply modules to cool before touching them.
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•
Always keep the rack's front door and all panels and components on the servers
closed when not servicing to maintain proper cooling.
•
Make sure all power and data cables are properly connected and not blocking
the chassis airflow. See Chapter 5 for details on cable connections.
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 Server into a Rack
This section provides information on installing the 1025TC-3F into a rack unit with
the rack rails provided. If the system 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. You should also refer to the installation instructions that
came with the rack unit you are using.
Note: This rail will fit a rack between 26" and 33.5" deep.
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails
You should have received two rack rail assemblies in the rack mounting kit. Each
assembly consists of two sections: an inner fixed chassis rail that secures directly
to the server chassis and an outer fixed rack rail that secures directly to the rack
itself (see Figure 2-1).
Figure 2-1. Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails
(right side rail shown)
Inner Rail Preattached to the Chassis
Inner Rail Extension Attach to the Chassis
Outer Rack Rails Attach to the Rack
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Installing the Rack Rails
The SC809 chassis includes a set of inner rack rails in two sections: inner rails (A)
and inner rail extensions (B). The inner rails are preattached and do not interfere
with normal use of the chassis if you decide not to use a server rack. Attach the
inner rail extensions to to the inner rails, to stabilize the chassis within the rack.
Installing the Inner Rail Extensions (Figure 2-2)
1. Place the inner rail extensions (B) over the preattached inner rails (A) which
are attached to the side of the chassis. Align the hooks of the inner rail with
the rail extension holes. Make sure the extension faces "outward" just like the
inner rail.
2. Slide the extension toward the front of the chassis.
3. Secure the chassis with screws as illustrated.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the other inner rail extension.
Figure 2-2: Installing the Inner Rail Extensions
B
A
Inner Rail Extension
Inner Rail
Preattached to
the Chassis
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Installing the Outer Rails to the Rack
1. Attach the short bracket to the outside of the long bracket. You must align the
pins with the slides. Also, both bracket ends must face the same direction.
2. Adjust both the short and long brackets to the proper distance so that the rail
fits snugly into the rack.
3. Secure the long bracket to the front side of the outer rail with two M5 screws
and the short bracket to the rear side of the outer rail with three M5 screws.
4. Repeat steps 1-4 for the left outer rail.
Figure 2-3: Assembling the Outer Rails
Outer Rail
Secure to the
Front of the Rack
Secure Outer Rails
Together
Secure to the
Rear of the Rack
Installing the Server into a Rack
1. Confirm that chassis includes the inner rails (attached to the chassis beneath
the rail extentions) and rail extensions (B). Also, confirm that the outer rails
(C) are installed on the rack.
2. Align the chassis rails extentions (B), with the front of the rack rails (C).
3. Slide the chassis rail extensions into the rack rails, keeping the pressure even
on both sides (you may have to depress the locking tabs when inserting).
When the server has been pushed completely into the rack, you should hear
the locking tabs "click" into position.
4. (Optional) Insert and tightening the thumbscrews that hold the front of the
server to the rack.
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Figure 2-4: Installing the Rack Rails
C
B
Installing the Server into a Telco Rack
To install the SuperServer 1025TC-3F into a Telco type rack, use two L-shaped
brackets on either side of the chassis (four total). First, determine how far the server
will extend out the front of the rack. Larger chassis should be positioned to balance
the weight between front and back. If a bezel is included on your server, remove
it. Then attach the two front brackets to each side of the chassis, then the two rear
brackets positioned with just enough space to accommodate the width of the rack.
Finish by sliding the chassis into the rack and tightening the brackets to the rack.
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Checking the Serverboard Setup
After you install the 1025TC-3F in the rack, you will need to open the top cover
to make sure the serverboard is properly installed and all the connections have
been made.
Accessing the Inside of the System (Figure 2-5)
To access the system, first grasp the two handles on either side and pull the system
straight out until it locks (you will hear a "click").
1. Remove the two screws securing the cover to the sides of the chassis.
2. Remove the two screws securing the cover to the back of the chassis.
3. Slide the cover toward the rear of the chassis
4. Lift the cover off the chassis.
5. To remove the system from the rack completely, depress the locking tabs in
the chassis rails (push the right-side tab down and the left-side tab up) to
continue to pull the system out past the locked position.
Checking the Components and Setup
1. You may have one or two processors already installed in each of the two
serverboards. Each processor needs its own heatsink. See Chapter 5 for
instructions on processor and heatsink installation.
2. Your server system 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. You can install two 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. See Chapter 5 for details on cable connections.
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Preparing to Power On
Next, you should check to make sure the peripheral drives and the SAS/SATA
drives and backplane have been properly installed and all connections have been
made.
Checking the SAS/SATA drives
1.
The SAS/SATA disk drives are accessable from the front of the server and
can be installed and removed from the front of the chassis without removing
the top chassis cover.
2. Depending upon your system's configuration, your system may have one
or more drives already installed. If you need to install SAS or SATA drives,
please refer to Chapter 6.
Checking the Airflow
1. Airflow is provided by six sets of 4-cm PWM fans (each set of fans consists
of two fans that are mounted back to back) and an air shroud. 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 cords from the power supplies unit into a high-quality power
strip that offers protection from electrical noise and power surges.
2. It is recommended that you use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
3. Finally, depress the power on button on the front of the chassis.
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Figure 2-5. Accessing the Inside of the System
2
Remove these
screws
1
Remove this screw
4
3
Remove this screw
1
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Chapter 3
System Interface
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Overview
There are several LEDs on the two control panels and on the hard 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 each control
panel. This chapter explains the meanings of all LED indicators and the appropriate
response you may need to take. Note that the server has two control panels, one
for each serverboard installed in the system. This allows each serverboard to be
controlled independently of the other.
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Control Panel Buttons
There are two push-buttons located on each control panel: a reset button and a
power on/off button.
Reset
Depressing the reset button will reboot only the serverboard it is associated with.
Power
This is the main power button, which is used to apply or turn off the main system
power only to the serverboard it is connected to. Depressing this button removes
the main power but keeps standby power supplied to the serverboard.
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Control Panel LEDs
Each of the two control panels located on the front of the SC809TQ-780B chassis
has five LEDs. Each LED provides you with critical information related its own specific serverboard. This section explains what each LED indicates when illuminated
and any corrective action you may need to take.
Overheat/Fan Fail
When this LED flashes, it indicates a fan failure. When on continuously 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 (see Chapter 5). This LED will remain flashing
or on as long as the indicated condition exists.
2
NIC2
Indicates network activity on LAN2 when flashing
1
NIC1
Indicates network activity on LAN1 when flashing.
HDD
Channel activity for the hard disk drives. This light indicates SAS/SATA drive activity
on the 1025TC-3F when flashing.
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Power
Indicates power is being supplied to the system's power supply unit. This LED should
normally be illuminated when the system is operating.
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Drive Carrier LEDs
Each hard drive carrier has two LEDs.
•
•
Green: When illuminated, the green LED on the front of the drive carrier indicates drive activity. A connection to the hard drive backplane enables this LED
to blink on and off when that particular drive is being accessed.
Red: The red LED indicates two states. When blinking, it indicates the drive
is rebuilding. When solid, it indicates a 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 1025TC-3F 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 first and then unplug the power cords of all
the power supply units in the system.
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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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. 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 1025TC-3F clean and free of clutter.
•
The 1025TC-3F weighs approximately 40 lbs (~18.2 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.
•
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.
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•
After accessing the inside of the system, close the system back up 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 1025TC3F 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
LITHIUM BATTERY
OR
BATTERY HOLDER
BATTERY HOLDER
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Chapter 5
Advanced Serverboard Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install the X7DCT-3F serverboard into
the SC809TQ-780B 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 X7DCT-3F 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 electrostatic 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 X7DCT-3F into the
SC809TQ-780B 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.
Accessing the Inside of the System
1. Remove all four screws securing the top cover of the chassis: two at the top
rear of the cover and one on each side lip, also near the back.
2. Place both thumbs in the indentations and push the cover back until it slides
off.
3. Lift the top cover from the chassis to gain full access to the inside of the
server. (If already installed in a rack, grasp the two handles on either side and
pull the unit straight out until the rails lock into place. See Figure 2-5.)
Check Compatibility of Serverboard Ports and I/O Shield
1. The X7DCT-3F in a Twin 1U configuration requires the use of Supermicro's
specially designed 1U Twin chassis: the SC809TQ-780B.
2. Make sure that the I/O ports on the serverboards align properly with their
respective holes in the I/O shield at the back of the chassis when installing.
Mounting the Serverboard onto the Serverboard Tray
1. Carefully mount the serverboards by aligning the board holes with the raised
metal standoffs that are visible in the chassis.
2. Insert screws into all the mounting holes on your serverboards that line up
with the standoffs and tighten until snug (if you screw them in too tight, you
might strip the threads).
3. Metal screws provide an electrical contact to the serverboard ground to provide a continuous ground for the system.
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Connecting Cables
Now that the serverboards are installed, the next step is to connect the cables to
the boards. 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 serverboard layout
for connector locations.) Note that each connection listed should be made for both
serverboards in the chassis.
•
SAS drive cables (SAS0 ~ SAS3)
•
Control Panel cable (JF1)
Connecting Power Cables
The X7DCT-3F has two 20-pin ATX power supply connectors for connection to the
ATX power supply. Only one of these from each board should be connected to the
power supply. JWR1 is used to supply power to the primary serverboard and JWR2
is used to supply power to the secondary serverboard. Connect the power supply
to only one of these on both boards (primary = left, secondary = right when viewed
from front of server). 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 ribbon 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.
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Figure 5-1. Control Panel Header Pins
20
19
Ground
NMI
x (Key)
x (Key)
Power On LED
Vcc
HDD LED/UID SW
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
OH/Fan Fail/UID 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
1
5
4
6
7
3
Rear I/O Ports
1. Keyboard
6. COM1
2. PS/2 Mouse
7. VGA Port
3. USB0
8. LAN1
4. USB1
9. LAN2
5. IPMI LAN
10. UID Button
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Processor and Heatsink Installation
When handling the processor, avoid placing direct pressure on the label
area of the fan. Also, do not place the serverboard on a conductive
!
surface, which can damage the BIOS battery and prevent the system
from booting up.
IMPORTANT! Always connect the power cord last and remove it first before adding, removing or changing any hardware components. Make sure that you install
the processor into the CPU socket before you install the heatsink and fan. The
X7DCT-3F can support either one or two processors. If installing one processor
only, install it into the CPU1 socket.
Notes:
1. Intel's boxed Xeon CPU package contains a CPU fan and heatsink assembly.
If you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you use only Intel-certified multidirectional heatsinks and fans.
2. When purchasing a Xeon CPU or when receiving a serverboard with a CPU
pre-installed, make sure that the CPU plastic cap is in place and none of the
CPU pins are bent; otherwise, contact the retailer immediately.
Installing the Processor
1. A black PnP cap is attached to the
load plate to protect the CPU socket.
Press the load lever down and away
Load lever
from the retention clasp to release the
load plate from its locked position.
PnP cap
2. Gently lift the load lever to open the
load plate.
Load plate released
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3. Use your thumb and your index finger
to hold the CPU at opposite sides.
4. Align pin1 of the CPU (the corner
marked with a triangle) with the notched
corner of the CPU socket.
5. Find the corner of the CPU that
has a semi-circle cutout below a gold
dot (CPU key). This corner should be
Gold dot
Socket key
aligned with the cutout on the socket
(socket key).
6. Once aligned, carefully lower the
CPU straight down into the socket. Do
not drop the CPU on the socket, do not
move the CPU horizontally or vertically
and do not rub the CPU against any surface or any of the contacts, which may
damage the CPU and/or contacts.
CPU key
Notched corner
CPU pin 1
7. With the CPU in the socket, inspect
the four corners of the CPU to make
sure that it is properly installed.
8. Use your thumb to gently push the
load lever down until it snaps into the
retention clasp.
Load lever
9. If the CPU is properly installed into
the socket, the PnP cap will be automatically released from the load plate
when the lever locks. Remove the cap.
Repeat steps to install a second CPU
if desired.
Warning! Keep the plastic PnP cap.
The serverboard must be shipped with
the PnP cap properly installed to protect
the CPU socket. Shipment without the
PnP cap properly installed will void the
warranty.
CPU installed in socket
PnP cap released
from load plate
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Installing the Heatsink
1. Do not apply any thermal grease
to the heatsink or the CPU die; the
required amount has already been
applied.
2. Place the heatsink on top of the CPU
so that the four mounting holes are
aligned with those on the (preinstalled)
heatsink retention mechanism.
3. 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.)
4. Add the two remaining screws then
finish the installation by fully tightening
all four screws.
Removing the Heatsink
Warning! We do not recommend that the CPU or the heatsink be
!
removed. However, if you do need to uninstall the heatsink, please
follow the instructions below to prevent damage to the CPU or the
CPU socket.
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.
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 the heatsink.
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Installing Memory
CAUTION! Exercise extreme care when installing or removing
!
DIMM modules to prevent any possible damage.
Memory Support
The X7DCT-3F has six 240-pin DIMM slots that can support up to 48 GB of registered ECC DDR2-667/533 SDRAM (for a total of 96 GB in the system).
The memory scheme is interleaved, so you must populate two slots at a time,
beginning with slot 1A and 1B, then slots 2A and 2B, and finally into slots 3A and
3B if six DIMMs are to be installed. See table below.
Installing Memory Modules
1. Insert each memory module vertically, beginning with slots 1A and 1B (see
above). Pay attention to the notches along the bottom of the module to prevent inserting it incorrectly.
2. Gently press down on the DIMM module until it snaps into place in the slot
(see Figure 5-3).
3. Repeat to install a total of four or six DIMMs if needed.
Note: Due to allocating memory to system devices, memory remaining available
for operational use will be reduced when 4 GB of SDRAM is used. The reduction
in memory availability is disproportional. (Refer to the Memory Availability Table
on the following page for details.)
Optimized DIMM Configurations
No. of
DIMMs
2
4
6
Channel 0
DIMM1A
DIMM1A
DIMM1A
-----DIMM2A
DIMM2A
Channel 1
----------DIMM3A
DIMM1B
DIMM1B
DIMM1B
-----DIMM2B
DIMM2B
----------DIMM3B
Notes: i. DIMM slot# specified = populated DIMM slot; “---“ = unpopulated DIMM slot.
ii. Both 533 MHz and 667MHz memory are supported; however, you need to use modules
of the same speed and type. iii. For memory to work properly, you need to follow the
restrictions listed above.
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Figure 5-3. DIMM Installation
Notch
Notch
Release
Tab
Release
Tab
Note: Notch
should align
with its
receptive point
on the slot
To Install: Insert module vertically and press down until it snaps into place. Pay attention to the bottom
notches.
To Remove: Use your thumbs to gently push each release tab outward to free the DIMM from the slot.
Possible System Memory Allocation & Availability
System Device
Size
Physical Memory Remaining
(Available)
(3 GB Total System Memory)
Physical Memory Remaining
(Available)
(4 GB Total System Memory)
Firmware Hub
flash memory
(System BIOS)
1 MB
3.00
3.99
Local APIC
4 KB
3.00
3.99
Area Reserved
for the chipset
2 MB
3.00
3.99
I/O APIC (4
Kbytes)
4 KB
3.00
3.99
PCI Enumeration
Area 1
256 MB
3.00
3.76
PCI Express (256
MB)
256 MB
3.00
3.51
PCI Enumeration
Area 2 (if needed)
-Aligned on 256MB boundary-
512 MB
3.00
3.01
VGA Memory
16 MB
2.85
2.85
TSEG
1 MB
2.84
2.84
2.84
2.84
Memory available
to OS & other
applications
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PCI Add-on Cards
The system includes two preinstalled riser cards designed for use in the SC809TQ780B chassis. These riser cards support two low-profile PCI-Express x16 cards.
Installing PCI Add-on Cards:
1. Disconnect the power supply and open the chassis cover.
2. Pull open the add-on card slot clip at the rear of the chassis.
3. Slide the temporary add-on card "L" bracket toward the slot clip and remove
the temporary bracket from the chassis.
4. Connect the add-on card to the riser card and slide the add-on card "L"
bracket in to the rear add-on card slot.
5. Close the add-on card slot clip.
Note: Under normal circumstances, the riser card and add-on card bracket are not
separated.
Figure 5-4: Installing Add-on Cards
Add-on Card
Bracket Screw
Add-on Card Bracket
Riser Card
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Serverboard Details
Figure 5-5. X7DCT-3F Layout
VGA
COM
LED9
LAN2
SW1
LAN1
USB0/1
LED7
IPMI LAN
(TOP)
Winbond
JPL1
JPB
JPG1
WPCM450-R
JPS1
LED6
LSI
PCI-E x8
JPS2
1064E
I-Button
USB2/3
LED5
JWOL1
Intel
SAS3
SAS2
ICH9R
(South Bridge)
JBT1
SAS1
SAS0
Battery
DIMM1B
DIMM1A
DIMM2A
DIMM2B
DIMM3A
DIMM3B
SGPIO
I2C Backplane
USB4
Intel
5100
(North Bridge)
1
JWD
LED3
JF1
CPU1
CPU2
JWR1
JWR2
I2C Power
JP10
FAN3
FAN2
FAN3
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Jumper
Description
Default Setting
JBT1
CMOS Clear
(See Section 5-10)
JPB
BMC Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPG1
VGA Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPL1
LAN1/2 Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPS1
SAS Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPS2
SAS RAID Mode Select
Closed (Software RAID)
JWD
Watch Dog
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
Connector
Description
COM
COM (Serial) Port
FAN 1-3
System Fan Headers
I2C_PWR
I2C Power Connector
IPMI LAN
Dedicated IPMI LAN
JF1
Control Panel Header
LAN1/2
Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) Ports
JF1
Front Panel Connector
JP10
4-pin Power Connector (for HDDs)
JWR1
20-pin ATX Power Connector
JWR2
20-pin ATX Power Connector
SAS0 ~ SAS3
SAS Ports 0 ~ 3
SW1
UID (Unit Identifier( Switch
USB0/1/4
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Ports
USB2/3
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Headers
LED
Description
LED3
Onboard Power LED
LED5
SAS Activity LED
LED6
SAS Heartbeat LED
LED7
BMC Heartbeat LED
Jumpers not indicated are for test purposes only.
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Connector Definitions
ATX Power 20-pin Connector
Pin Definitions (ATX Power 1/2)
ATX Power Connector
The main ATX power supply connectors on the X7DCT-3F are of a proprietary design. Refer to the table on the
right for the pin definitions. Only one
of the two ATX power connectors from
each serverboard should be connected
to the power supply.
Pin#
Definition
Pin #
Definition
11
PS On
1
Ground
12
5VSB
2
Ground
13
Ground
3
Ground
14
Ground
4
Ground
15
Ground
5
Ground
16
NC2
6
NC1
17
12V
7
12V
18
12V
8
12V
19
12V
9
12V
20
12V
10
12V
Auxiliary Power
Pin Definitions (JP10)
Auxiliary Power Connector
A 4-pin 12V auxiliary power connector
is included to provide power to hard
drive disks. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
+12V
2
Ground
3
Ground
4
+5V
PW_ON Connector
The PW_ON connector is on pins 1
and 2 of JF1. This header 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
PW_ON
2
Ground
Reset Connector
The reset connector 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.
Overheat/Fan Fail/UID LED
Connect an LED to pins 7 and 8 of
JF1 to provide a warning of chassis
overheating or fain failure. Refer to the
table on the right for pin definitions.
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Reset Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
OH/Fan Fail/UID LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
7
Vcc
8
Ground
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NIC2 (LAN2) LED
NIC2 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The LED connections for LAN2 are
on pins 9 and 10 of JF1. Attach LAN
Pin#
Definition
LED cables to display network activ-
9
Vcc
ity. See the table on the right for pin
10
Ground
definitions.
NIC1 (LAN1) LED
The LED connections for LAN1 are
on pins 11 and 12 of JF1. Attach LAN
LED cables 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/UID Switch
The HDD LED/UID switch connection
is located on pins 13 and 14 of JF1.
Attach the hard drive LED cable here
to display disk activity (for any hard
drives on the system, including Serial
ATA and IDE). See the table on the
right for pin definitions
HDD LED/UID Switch
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
13
Vcc
14
HD Active
Power On LED
The Power On LED connector is located on pins 15 and 16 of JF1. This
connection is used to provide LED
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.
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Power LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
15
5V Stby
16
Control
NMI Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
19
Control
20
Ground
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Fan Headers
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
(FAN1-3)
The X7DCT-3F has three 4-pin fan
headers. See the table on the right for
Pin#
Definition
pin definitions.
1
Ground (Black)
Note: The onboard fan speed is con-
2
+12V (Red)
trolled by the CPU die temperature.
3
Tachometer
4
PWM Control
I-Button
I-Button
Pin Definitions
The I-Button, located beside the LSI
chip on the motherboard, is a computer chip enclosed in a durable stainless container to enable RAID 5 under
Software RAID mode. See the table
on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
GPIO1
3
Ground
Wake-On-LAN
Wake-On-LAN
Pin Definitions
(JWOL1)
The Wake-On-LAN header is designated JWOL1 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.
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V Standby
2
Ground
3
Wake-up
USB Ports Pin
Definitions (USB0/1/4)
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
There are two Universal Serial Bus
ports located on the I/O panel, two USB
headers located on the serverboard
and a third USB "Type A" port (USB4)
located onboard near the SGPIO
header. The headers, labeled USB2
and USB3, can be used to provide
front side USB access (cables not
included). See the tables on the right
for pin definitions.
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Pin#
Definition
1
+5V
2
PO-
3
PO+
4
Ground
5
N/A
USB Headers
Pin Definitions (USB2/3)
USB2
Pin #
Definition
USB3
Pin #
Definition
1
+5V
1
+5V
2
PO-
2
PO-
3
PO+
3
PO+
4
Ground
4
Ground
5
Key
5
No connection
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SAS Ports
SAS Ports
Pin Definitions
(SAS0 ~ SAS3)
There are four SAS ports included on
the serverboard. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Note: JPS1 must be set correctly to
enable the SAS controller.
Pin#
Definition
Pin #
Definition
1
Ground
2
TXP
3
TXN
4
Ground
5
RXN
6
RXP
7
Ground
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM)
Serial Ports
Pin #
One serial port is included on the
serverboard. The COM port is located
beside the VGA port. See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
Definition
Pin #
Definition
1
DCD
6
DSR
2
RXD
7
RTS
3
TXD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
Ground
10
NC
Note: NC indicates no connection.
SGPIO Header
An SGPIO (Serial General Purpose
Input/Output) header is included on
the serverboard. This header is used to
communicate with the System Monitoring chip on the backplane to monitor
SATA activity. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Note: This connection is not required
for use with the 1025TC-3F.
SGPIO Header Pin Definitions
(SGPIO)
Pin#
Definition
Pin
Definition
1
NC
2
NC
3
Ground
4
DATA Out
5
Load
6
Ground
7
Clock
8
*NC
Note: NC indicates no connection.
I2C Power Connector
Pin Definitions
(I2C_PWR)
I2C Power Connector
This header is for I2C, which may be
used to monitor the status of the power
supply, fan and system temperature.
See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
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Pin#
Definition
1
Clock
2
Data
3
Power Fail
4
Ground
5
+3.3V
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5-10 Jumper Settings
To modify the operation of the
serverboard, jumpers can be used
to choose between optional settings.
Jumpers create shorts between two
pins to change the function of the con-
3
2
1
3
2
1
Connector
Pins
nector. Pin 1 is identified with a square
solder pad on the printed circuit board.
See the serverboard layout pages for
Jumper
jumper locations.
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.
Setting
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.
VGA Enable/Disable
JPG1 allows you to enable or disable
the VGA port. The default position is on
pins 1 and 2 to enable VGA. See the
table on the right for jumper settings.
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VGA Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPG1)
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
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LAN1/LAN2 Enable/Disable
LAN1/2 Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPL1)
Change the setting of jumper JPL1 to
enable or disable the LAN1 and LAN2
Jumper Setting
ports. See the table on the right for
Pins 1-2
Enabled
jumper settings. The default setting
Pins 2-3
Disabled
Definition
is enabled.
Watch Dog Enable/Disable
JWD enables the Watch Dog function,
a system monitor that takes action
when a software application freezes
the system. Jumping pins 1-2 will have
WD reboot the system if a program
freezes. Jumping pins 2-3 will generate a non-maskable interrupt for the
program that has frozen. See the table
on the right for jumper settings. Watch
Dog must also be enabled in BIOS.
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings (JWD)
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Reset
Pins 2-3
NMI
Open
Disabled
Note: when Watch Dog is enabled, the user must
write their own application software to disable the
Watch Dog Timer.
BMC Enable/Disable
Change the setting of jumper JPB to
enable or disable BMC (Baseboard
Management Controller). The BMC
is a microcontroller that manages
the interface between IPMI and the
hardware. See the table on the right
for jumper settings. The default setting
is enabled.
BMC Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPB)
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
SAS RAID Mode Select
JPS2 allows you to select the SAS
RAID mode: either Software RAID or
IT RAID. Close this jumper to use Software RAID (default). Set this jumper to
open to use the IT RAID mode. Contact
Tech. Support at Supermicro for more
information. See the table on the right
for jumper settings.
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SAS RAID Mode Select
Jumper Settings (JPS2)
Jumper Settings
Definition
Closed
Enabled (Default)
Open*
IT Mode Enabled
Note: Contact Supermicro tech support for further
instructions.
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SAS Enable/Disable
JPS1 allows you to enable or disable
SAS ports. The default position is on
pins 1 and 2 to enable SAS. See the
table on the right for jumper settings.
SAS Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPS1)
Jumper Settings
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled (Default)
Pins 2-3
Disabled
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LAN1/LAN2 LEDs
The Ethernet ports (located beside the
VGA port) have two LEDs. On each Gb
LAN port, one LED indicates activity
when blinking while the other LED may
be green, amber or off to indicate the
speed of the connection. See the table
on the right for the functions associated
with the connection speed LED.
LAN LED
(Connection Speed Indicator)
LED Color
Definition
Off
No connection or
10 Mb/s
Green
100 Mb/s
Amber
1 Gb/s
Onboard Power LED Indicator
(LED3)
Onboard Power LED (LED3)
There is an Onboard Power LED (LED3)
located near JF1. When the green light
is on or flashing, the power is connected.
Unplug the power cable before removing
and changing any components. See the
table on the right for indications.
SAS Activity LED
The SAS Activity LED (LED5) indicates
activity on a SAS port when blinking.
SAS Heartbeat LED
The SAS Heartbeat LED at LE6 indicates the SAS ports are ready for use
when blinking.
BMC Heartbeat LED
The BMC Heartbeat LED (LE7) indicates IPMI is available and ready for use
when blinking.
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LED Color
Definition
Green (Solid)
Power On, System
On
Green (flashing
quickly)
ACPI S1 State
Green (flashing
slowly)
ACPI S3 (STR) State
Off
Power: Off, power
cable: not connected
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5-12 Installing Additional Drivers
After you've installed the Windows Operating System, a screen as shown below
will appear. You are ready to install software programs and drivers that have not
yet been installed. To install these software programs and drivers, click the icons
to the right of these items.
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
Note: Click the icons showing a hand writing on the paper to view the readme files
for each item. Click a computer icon to the right of an item to install an item (from
top to the bottom) one at a time. After installing each item, you must re-boot
the system before proceeding with 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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5-13 Configuring Supero Doctor III
The Supero Doctor III program is a Web-base management tool that supports
remote management capability. It includes Remote and Local Management tools.
The local management is called the SD III Client. The Supero Doctor III program
included on the CDROM 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.
Notes: The default User Name and the Password are ADMIN.
In the Windows OS environment, the Supero Doctor III settings take precedence
over the BIOS settings. When first installed, Supero Doctor III adopts the temperature threshold settings previously set in the BIOS. Any subsequent changes
to these thresholds must be made within Supero Doctor, since the SD III settings
override the BIOS settings. For the Windows OS to adopt the BIOS temperature
threshold settings, please change the SDIII settings to be the same as those set
in the BIOS.
Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen-I (Health Information)
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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 SDIII User's
Guide at: http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/Manuals/SDIII/UserGuide.pdf. For
Linux, we will still recommend that you use Supero Doctor II.
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Chapter 6
Advanced Chassis Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install components and perform maintenance on the SC809TQ-780B 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. The only tool you will
need to install components and perform maintenance is a Philips screwdriver.
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Static-Sensitive Devices
Electrostatic 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 discharge.
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 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.
Unpacking
The serverboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage. When
unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
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Figure 6-1. Chassis Front View
Control Panel: Primary Serverboard
Control Panel: Secondary Serverboard
SAS Drives
Figure 6-2. Chassis Rear View
LAN Ports
PCI-Express x16 Slot
Power Supply
USB Ports COM Port VGA Port UID Button
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LAN Ports
PCI-Express x16 Slot
USB Ports COM Port VGA Port UID Button
Control Panel
Each control panel on the front of the chassis must be connected to the JF1 connector on its assiciated serverboard to provide you with system control buttons and
status indicators. (When viewed from the front of the chassis, the serverboard on
the left is referred to as the primary serverboard and the serverboard on the right
as the secondary.)
These wires have been bundled together in a ribbon cable to simplify the connection.
Connect the cable from JF1 on the serverboard 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 for
the serverboard it is connected to. See Chapter 3 for details on the LEDs and the
control panel buttons. Details on JF1 can be found in Chapter 5.
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6-3
System Fans
Each serverboard has its own set of three 4-cm high-performance PWM fans (for
a total of six in the chassis) to provide the cooling for the 1025TC-3F. Fan speed
may be controlled by a setting in BIOS (see Chapter 7).
System Fan Failure
If a fan fails, the remaining fans will ramp up to full speed and the overheat/fan fail
LED on the control panel will blink on and off. Replace any 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 fans has failed. The system fans are hot-swappable. There
is no need to power down the system when switching fans.
Changing a System Fan (Figure 6-3)
1. If necessary, open the chassis while the power is running to determine which
fan has failed. (Never run the server for an extended period of time with the
chassis open.)
2. Remove the failed fan's power cord from the serverboard.
3. Lift the fan housing up and out of the chassis.
4. Gently push the fan upwards from underneath the fan housing to remove it.
5. Place the new fan into the vacant space in the housing while making sure
the arrows on the top of the fan (indicating air direction) point in the same
direction as the arrows on the other fans. Make sure that all four of the fan's
rubber feet are in place.
6. Replace the fan housing back into the chassis.
7. Reconnect the wiring.
8. Confirm that the fan is working properly before replacing the chassis cover.
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5
6
Figure 6-3: Replacing a System Fan
6-4
Air Shrouds
Air shrouds concentrate airflow to maximize fan efficiency. The SC809 chassis air
shroud does not require screws to set up. Two identical air shrouds are needed in
the system, one for each node.
Note: the air shroud is intended for use with passive CPU heatsinks only. When
using active heatsinks, you should remove the air shroud.
Installing the Air Shrouds (Figure 6-4)
1. Confirm that all six fans are in place and working properly
2. Place the first air shroud into the chassis. The air shroud sits behind the
system fans. Each air shroud covers three fans.
3. Install the second air shroud in the same manner as the first.
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Figure 6-4: Installing the Air Shrouds
6-5
Drive Bay Installation/Removal
Accessing the Drive Bays
SATA Drives: Because of their hotswap capability, you do not need to access the
inside of the chassis or power down the system to install or replace SATA drives.
Proceed to the next step for instructions. Note: The operating system you use must
have RAID support to enable the hot-swap capability of the SATA drives.
!
Use caution when working around the SATA backplane. Do not
touch the backplane with any metal objects and make sure no
cables touch the backplane. Also, regardless of how many SATA
drives are installed, all eight drive carriers must remain in the
chassis to maintain proper airflow.
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SATA Drive Installation
The SATA drives are mounted in drive carriers to simplify their installation and
removal from the chassis. These carriers also help promote proper airflow for the
system. For this reason, even empty carriers without drives installed must remain
in the chassis.
Mounting a SATA Drive in a Carrier (Figure 6-5)
1. Insert a drive into the carrier with the PCB side facing down and the connector end toward the rear of the carrier.
2. Align the drive in the carrier so that the screw holes of both line up. Note that
there are holes in the carrier marked “SATA” to aid in correct installation.
3. Secure the drive to the carrier with four screws as illustrated below.
4. Insert the drive carrier into its bay, keeping the carrier oriented so that the
hard drive is on the top of the carrier and the release button is on the right
side. When the carrier reaches the rear of the bay, the release handle will
retract.
5. Push the handle in until it clicks into its locked position.
Figure 6-5. Mounting a Drive in a Carrier
Installing/Removing Hot-swap SATA Drives (Figure 6-6)
1. To remove a carrier, push the release button located beside the drive LEDs.
2. Swing the handle fully out and use it to pull the unit straight out (see Figure
6-6).
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Figure 6-6. Removing a Drive
6-6
Power Supply
The SuperServer 1025TC-3F has a single 780 watt power supply. This power supply
has the capability of operating at 100 - 240 input volts.
Note: The power supply has an output of 700W with a 100-140V input and 780W
with a 180-240V input.
Power Supply Failure
If the power supply unit fails, the system will shut down and you will need to replace
the power supply unit. Replacement units can be ordered directly from Supermicro
(PWS-781-1S - see contact information in Chapter 1).
Replacing the Power Supply
Depress both main power buttons on the front of the chassis and then unplug the
AC power cord to completely remove power from the system before removing the
power supply.
Installing a New Power Supply (Figure 6-7)
1. Replace the failed unit with the exact same power supply model from
Supermicro.
2. First power down both system nodes with the main power buttons then unplug the power cord.
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3. Push the release tab (on the back of the power supply) as illustrated.
4. Pull the power supply out using the handle provided.
5. Push the new power supply module into the power bay until it clicks into
place.
6. Plug the AC power cord back into the module and power up the server.
Figure 6-7. Removing the Power Supply
Release Tab
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Chapter 7: BIOS
Chapter 7
BIOS
7-1
Introduction
This chapter describes the Phoenix BIOS™ Setup utility for the X7DCT-3F. The
Phoenix ROM BIOS is stored in a flash chip and can be easily upgraded using a
floppy disk-based program.
Note: Due to periodic changes to the BIOS, some settings may have been added
or deleted and might not yet be recorded in this manual. Please refer to the Manual
Download area of the Super Micro web site <http://www.supermicro.com> for any
changes to the BIOS that may not be reflected in this manual.
System BIOS
The BIOS is the Basic Input Output System used in all IBM® PC, XT™, AT®, and
PS/2® compatible computers. The Phoenix BIOS stores the system parameters,
types of disk drives, video displays, etc. in the CMOS. The CMOS memory requires
very little electrical power. When the computer is turned off, a backup battery provides power to the CMOS Logic, enabling it to retain system parameters. Each time
the computer is powered on, the computer is configured with the values stored in
the CMOS Logic by the system BIOS, which gains control at boot up.
How To Change the Configuration Data
The CMOS information that determines the system parameters may be changed by
entering the BIOS Setup utility. This Setup utility can be accessed by pressing the
<Delete> key at the appropriate time during system boot. (See below.)
Starting the Setup Utility
Normally, the only visible POST (Power On Self Test) routine is the memory test. As
the memory is being tested, press the <Delete> key to enter the main menu of the
BIOS Setup utility. From the main menu, you can access the other setup screens,
such as the Security and Power menus. Beginning with Section 7-3, detailed descriptions are given for each parameter setting in the Setup utility.
Warning: Do not shut down or reset the system while updating BIOS
to prevent possible boot failure.
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Running Setup
Default settings are in bold text unless otherwise noted.
The BIOS setup options described in this section are selected by choosing the appropriate text from the main BIOS Setup screen. All displayed text is described in
this section, although the screen display is often all you need to understand how
to set the options (see the next page).
When you first power on the computer, the Phoenix BIOS™ is immediately activated.
While the BIOS is in control, the Setup program can be activated in one of two
ways:
1.
By pressing <Delete> immediately after turning the system on, or
2.
When the message shown below appears briefly at the bottom of the screen
during the POST (Power On Self-Test), press the <Delete> key to activate the main
Setup menu:
Press the <Delete> key to enter Setup
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Main BIOS Setup
All main Setup options are described in this section. The main BIOS Setup screen
is displayed below.
Use the Up/Down arrow keys to move among the different settings in each menu.
Use the Left/Right arrow keys to change the options for each setting.
Press the <Esc> key to exit the CMOS Setup Menu. The next section describes in
detail how to navigate through the menus.
Items that use submenus are indicated with the Xicon. With the item highlighted,
press the <Enter> key to access the submenu.
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Chapter 7: BIOS
Main BIOS Setup Menu
Main Setup Features
System Time
To set the system date and time, key in the correct information in the appropriate
fields. Then press the <Enter> key to save the data.
System Date
Using the arrow keys, highlight the month, day and year fields, and enter the correct
data. Press the <Enter> key to save the data.
BIOS Date
This field displays the date when this version of BIOS was built.
Legacy Diskette A
This setting allows the user to set the type of floppy disk drive installed as diskette A.
The options are Disabled, 360Kb 5.25 in, 1.2MB 5.25 in, 720Kb 3.5 in, 1.44/1.25MB,
3.5 in and 2.88MB 3.5 in.
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X SATA Port1, SATA Port2, SATA Port3 and SATA Port4
These settings allow the user to set the parameters of SATA Port, SATA Port, SATA
Port3 and SATA Port4. Hit <Enter> to activate the following sub-menu screen for
detailed options of these items. Set the correct configurations accordingly. The items
included in the sub-menu are:
Type
This option allows the user to select the type of IDE hard drive. The option Auto
will allow the BIOS to automatically configure the parameters of the HDD installed
at the connection. Enter a number between 1 to 39 to select a predetermined HDD
type. Select User to allow the user to enter the parameters of the HDD installed.
Select CDROM if a CDROM drive is installed. Select ATAPI if a removable disk
drive is installed.
LBA Format
The following items will be displayed by the BIOS:
Total Sectors
This item displays the number of total sectors available in the LBA Format.
Maximum Capacity
This item displays the maximum capacity in the LBA Format.
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Multi-Sector Transfers
This item allows the user to specify the number of sectors per block to be used
in multi-sector transfer. The options are Disabled, 4 Sectors, 8 Sectors and 16
Sectors.
LBA Mode Control
This item determines whether the Phoenix BIOS will access the IDE Channel 0
Master Device via the LBA mode. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
32 Bit I/O
This option allows the user to enable or disable the function of 32-bit data transfer.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Transfer Mode
This option allows the user to set the transfer mode. The options are Standard, Fast
PIO1, Fast PIO2, Fast PIO3, Fast PIO4, FPIO3/DMA1 and FPIO4/DMA2.
Ultra DMA Mode
This option allows the user to select Ultra DMA Mode. The options are Disabled,
Mode 0, Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode 3, Mode 4 and Mode 5.
Serial ATA
This setting allows the user to enable or disable the function of the Serial ATA. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
Native Mode Operation
Select the native mode for ATA. The options are Parallel ATA, Serial ATA, Both
and Auto.
SATA Controller Mode
Select Compatible to allow the SATA and PATA drives to be automatically detected
and be placed in the Legacy Mode by the BIOS. Select Enhanced to allow the SATA
and PATA drives to be to be automatically detected and be placed in the Native
IDE Mode. (Note: The Enhanced mode is supported by Windows 2000 OS or
later versions.)
When the SATA Controller Mode is set to "Enhanced", the following items will
display:
Serial ATA (SATA) RAID Enable
Select Enable to enable Serial ATA RAID Functions. (For a Windows OS environment, use the RAID driver if this feature is set to Enabled. If this item is set to
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Disabled, the item-SATA AHCI Enable will be available.) The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
ICH RAID Code Base
Select to enable which SATA RAID firmware to configure. The options are Intel
and Adaptec.
DFOROM (Roboson) Support
Select Enabled to enable DFOROM (Roboson) support. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
SATA AHCI
Select Enable to enable the function of Serial ATA Advanced Host Interface. (Use
caution when enabling this function. This feature is for advanced programmers only.)
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
System Memory
This display informs you how much system memory is recognized as being present
in the system.
Extended Memory
This display informs you how much extended memory is recognized as being present in the system.
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Advanced Setup
Choose Advanced from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys. You should see the following display. The items with a triangle beside
them have sub menus that can be accessed by highlighting the item and pressing
<Enter>.
XBoot Features
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
QuickBoot Mode
If enabled, this feature will speed up the POST (Power On Self Test) routine by
skipping certain tests after the computer is turned on. The settings are Enabled
and Disabled. If Disabled, the POST routine will run at normal speed.
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QuietBoot Mode
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the graphic logo screen during bootup.
POST Errors
Set to Enabled to display POST Error Messages if an error occurs during bootup.
If set to Disabled, the system will continue to boot without displaying any error
message even when a boot error occurs.
ACPI Mode
Use the setting to determine if you want to employ ACPI (Advanced Configuration
and Power Interface) power management on your system. The options are Yes
and No.
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Power Button Behavior
If set to Instant-Off, the system will power off immediately as soon as the user hits
the power button. If set to 4-sec., the system will power off when the user presses
the power button for 4 seconds or longer. The options are Instant-Off and 4-sec
override.
Resume On Modem Ring
Select On to “wake your system up” when an incoming call is received by your
modem. The options are On and Off.
Power Loss Control
This setting allows you to choose how the system will react when power returns
after an unexpected loss of power. The options are Stay Off, Power On, and Last
State.
Watch Dog
If enabled, this option will automatically reset the system if the system is not active
for more than 5 minutes. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Summary Screen
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the summary screen which displays
the system configuration during bootup.
XMemory Cache
Cache System BIOS Area
This setting allows you to designate a reserve area in the system memory to be
used as a System BIOS buffer into which BIOS can write (cache) data. Select Write
Protect to enable this function, and this area will be reserved for BIOS ROM access only. Select Uncached to disable this function and make this area available
for other devices.
Cache Video BIOS Area
This setting allows you to designate a reserve area in the system memory to be
used as a Video BIOS buffer into which BIOS can write (cache) data. Select Write
Protect to enable the function and this area will be reserved for Video BIOS ROM
access only. Select Uncached to disable this function and make this area available
for other devices.
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Cache Base 0-512K
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the base memory block 0-512K
to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in the Static DROM (SDROM)
or to be written into the L1/L2 cache inside the CPU to speed up CPU operations.
Select Uncached to disable this function. Select Write Through to allow data to be
cached into the buffer and written into the system memory at the same time. Select
Write Protect to prevent data from being written into the base memory area of Block
0-512K. Select Write Back to allow the CPU to write data back directly from the buffer
without writing data to the System Memory for fast CPU data processing and operation. The options are Uncached, Write Through, Write Protect and Write Back.
Cache Base 512K-640K
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the memory area 512K-640K
to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in the Static DROM (SDROM)
or written into the L1/L2/L3 cache inside the CPU to speed up CPU operations.
Select Uncached to disable this function. Select Write Through to allow data to
be cached into the buffer and written into the system memory at the same time.
Select Write Protect to prevent data from being written into the base memory area
of Block 512-640K. Select Write Back to allow the CPU to write data back directly
from the buffer without writing data to the System Memory for fast CPU data processing and operation. The options are Uncached, Write Through, Write Protect
and Write Back.
Cache Extended Memory
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the extended memory area to
be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in the Static DROM (SDROM) or
written into the L1/L2/L3 cache inside the CPU to speed up CPU operations. Select
Uncached to disable this function. Select Write Through to allow data to be cached
into the buffer and written into the system memory at the same time. Select Write
Protect to prevent data from being written into the extended memory area above
1MB. Select Write Back to allow the CPU to write data back directly from the buffer
without writing data to the System Memory for fast CPU data processing and operation. The options are Uncached, Write Through, Write Protect and Write Back.
Discrete MTRR Allocation
If enabled, MTRRs (Memory Type Range Registers) are configured as distinct
separate units and cannot be overlapped. If enabled, the user can achieve better
graphic effects when using a Linux graphic driver that requires the write-combining
configuration with 4GB or more memory. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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XPCI Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings for PCI devices.
Onboard GLAN-1/Onboard GLAN-2 OPROM Configure
Select Enabled to allow the system to boot from the GLAN1 connection,the GLAN2
connection or the 10 Gb LAN port. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Default Primary Video Adapter
This feature allows the user to specify which video adapter to be used as the default
primary video adapter. The options are Other and Onboard Video.
Reset Configuration Data
If set to Yes, this setting clears the Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD)
area. The options are Yes and No.
XPCI-Exp. x16
Access the submenu for each of the settings above to make changes to the following:
Option ROM Scan
When enabled, this setting will initialize the device expansion ROM. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Enable Master
This setting allows you to enable the selected device as the PCI bus master.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Latency Timer
This setting allows you to set the clock rate for the Bus Master. A high-priority,
high-throughout device may benefit from a greater clock rate. The options are
Default, 0020h, 0040h, 0060h, 0080h, 00A0h, 00C0h, 00E0h and Other. For
Unix, Novell and other Operating Systems, please select "Other". If a drive fails
after the installation of a new software, you might want to change this setting
and try again. Different OSes require different Bus Master clock rates.
Large Disk Access Mode
This setting determines how large hard drives are to be accessed. The options are
DOS or Other (for Unix, Novelle NetWare and other operating systems).
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XAdvanced Chipset Control
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Warning: Take Caution when changing the Advanced settings. An incorrect
setup, a very high DRAM frequency or an incorrect DRAM timing may cause
the system become unstable. When this occurs, reset the setting to the default
setting.
Clock Spectrum Feature
If Enabled, the BIOS will monitor the level of Electromagnetic Interference caused
by the components and will attempt to decrease the interference whenever needed.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Crystal Beach Features
This feature cooperates 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. For this motherboard, the TOE device is
built inside the South Bridge chip.) The options are Enabled and Disabled.
SERR Signal Condition
This setting specifies the ECC Error conditions that an SERR# is to be asserted.
The options are None, Single Bit, Multiple Bit and Both.
4GB PCI Hole Granularity
This feature allows you to select the granularity of PCI hole for PCI slots. If MTRRs
are not enough, this option may be used to reduce MTRR occupation. The options
are 256 MB, 512 MB, 1GB and 2GB.
Channel 0 Rank Sparing/Channel 1 Rank Sparing
Select Enable to enable the function of memory sparing for Memory Bus Branch 0
or Branch 1. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Enhanced x8 Detection
Select Enabled to enable Enhanced x8 DRAM UC Error Detection. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
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Patrol Scrubbing
Scrubbing is a process that allows the North Bridge to correct correctable memoryerrors detected on a memory module, and send the correction to the requestor (the
original source). When this item is set to Enabled, the North Bridge will read and
write back one cache line every 16K cycles, if there is no delay caused by internal
processing. By using this method, roughly 64 GB of memory behind the North Bridge
will be scrubbed every day. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Demand Scrubbing
Scrubbing is a process that allows the North Bridge to correct correctable memory
errors found on a memory module. When the CPU or I/O issues a demand- readcommand and the read data from memory turns out to be a correctable error, the
error is corrected and sent to the requestor (the original source). Memory is updated
as well. Select Enabled to use Demand Scrubbing for ECC memory correction.
Enable Multi-Media Timer
Select Yes to activate a set of timers that are alternative to the traditional 8254
timers for the OS use. The options are Yes and No.
USB Host Controller
Select Enabled to enable USB Host Controller 1. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Legacy USB Support
This setting allows you to enable support for Legacy USB devices. The settings
are Enabled and Disabled.
XAdvanced Processor Options
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
CPU Speed
This is a display that indicates the speed of the installed processor.
Frequency Ratio (Available if supported by the CPU)
The feature allows the user to set the internal frequency multiplier for the CPU. The
options are Default, x12, x13, x14, x15, x16, x17 and x18.
Core-Multi-Processing (Available if supported by the CPU)
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 Disabled and Enabled.
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Machine Checking (Available when supported by the CPU)
Set to Enabled to activate the function of Machine Checking and allow the CPU to
detect and report hardware (machine) errors via a set of model-specific registers
(MSRs). The options are Disabled and Enabled.
C1 Enhanced Mode (Available if supported by the CPU)
Set to Enabled to enable Enhanced Halt State to lower CPU voltage/frequency to
prevent overheat. The options are Enabled and Disabled. Note: please refer to
Intel’s web site for detailed information.)
Execute Disable Bit (Available if supported by the CPU and the OS)
Set to Enabled to enable Execute Disable Bit and allow the processor to classify
areas in memory where an application code can execute and where it cannot, and
thus preventing a worm or a virus from inserting and creating a flood of codes to
overwhelm the processor or damage the system during an attack. This feature is
available when your OS and your CPU support the function of Execute Disable
Bit. The options are Disabled and Enabled. Note: For more information regarding
hardware/software support for this function, please refer to Intel's and Microsoft's
web sites.
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. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
Hardware Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU)
Set to this option to enabled to enable the hardware components that are used
inconjunction with software programs to prefetch data in order to shorten executioncycles and maximize data processing effi ciency. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
Intel <R> 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.
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Intel EIST Support (Available if supported by the CPU)
Select Enabled to use the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology and allows the
system to automatically adjust processor voltage and core frequency in an effort
to reduce power consumption and heat dissipation. The options are Enabled and
Disabled. Please refer to Intel’s web site for detailed information.
XCPU Cache Control
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. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
IP Prefetch (Available when supported by the CPU)
Select Enabled to use CPU Cache Line IP Prefetch. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
Direct Cache Access (Available when supported by the CPU)
Set to Enable to route inbound network IO traffi c directly into processor caches
to reduce memory latency and improve network performance. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
XI/O Device Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Serial Port A
This setting allows you to assign control of serial port A. The options are Enabled
(user defined), Disabled and Auto (BIOS or OS controlled).
Base I/O Address
This setting allows you to select the base I/O address for serial port A. The options are 3F8, 2F8, 3E8 and 2E8.
Interrupt
This setting allows you to select the IRQ (interrupt request) for serial port A. The
options are IRQ3 and IRQ4.
Serial Port B
This setting allows you to assign control of serial port B. The options are Enabled
(user defined), Disabled, Auto (BIOS controlled) and OS Controlled.
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Mode
This setting allows you to set the type of device that will be connected to serial
port B. The options are Normal and IR (for an infrared device).
Base I/O Address
This setting allows you to select the base I/O address for serial port B. The options are 3F8, 2F8, 3E8 and 2E8.
Interrupt
This setting allows you to select the IRQ (interrupt request) for serial port B. The
options are IRQ3 and IRQ4.
XDMI Event Logging
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Event Log Validity
This is a display to inform you of the event log validity. It is not a setting.
Event Log Capacity
This is a display to inform you of the event log capacity. It is not a setting.
View DMI Event Log
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to view the contents of the event log.
Event Logging
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable event logging.
ECC Event Logging
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable ECC event logging.
Mark DMI Events as Read
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to mark the DMI events as read.
Clear All DMI Event Logs
Select Yes and press <Enter> to clear all DMI event logs. The options are Yes
and No.
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XConsole Redirection
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
COM Port Address
This item allows you to specify which COM port to direct the remote console to:
Onboard COM A or Onboard COM B. This setting can also be Disabled.
BAUD Rate
This item allows you to set the BAUD rate for the console redirection. The options
are 300, 1200, 2400, 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K, 57.6K and 115.2K.
Console Type
This item allows you to choose the console redirection type. The options are VT100,
VT100/8bit, PC-ANSI/7bit, PC ANSI, VT100+ and VT-UTF8.
Flow Control
This item allows you to set the flow control for the console redirection. The options
are None, XON/XOFF and CTS/RTS.
Console Connection
This item allows you to decide how the console redirection is to be connected:
either Direct or Via Modem.
Continue CR after POST
This item allows you to decide whether you want to continue with the console
redirection after POST routines. The options are On and Off.
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XHardware Monitor Logic
Highlight this and hit <Enter> to see monitor data for the following items:
CPU1 Temperature/CPU1 Secondary Core Temperature/CPU2 Temperature/CPU2
Secondary Core Temperature/CPU 1~CPU4 Temperatures/ System Temperature1
Fan1-Fan3
If the Auto Fan Control feature is enabled, the BIOS will automatically display the
status of the fans indicated in this item.
Fan Speed Control Modes
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.
If the option is set to 3-pin fan, the fan speed is controlled by voltage. If the option
is set to 4-pin, the fan speed will be controlled by Pulse Width Modulation (PWM).
Select 3-pin if your chassis came with 3-pin fan headers. Select 4-pin if your chassis came with 4-pin fan headers. Select Workstation if your system is used as a
Workstation. Select Server if your system is used as a Server. Select Disable to
disable fan speed control and allow the onboard fans to constantly run at full speed
(12V). The Options are: 1. Disable, 2. 3-pin (Server), 3. 3-pin (Workstation), 4. 4-pin
(Server) and 5. 4-pin (Workstation).
Voltage Monitoring
The following items will be monitored and displayed:
VcoreA/VcoreB, P1V5, +3.3V, 12V, 5Vsb, 5VDD, P_VTT, and Vbatt.
Note: In the Windows OS environment, the Supero Doctor III settings take precedence over the BIOS settings. When fi rst installed, Supero Doctor III adopts the
temperature threshold settings previously set in the BIOS. Any subsequent changes
to these thresholds must be made within Supero Doctor, since the SD III settings
override the BIOS settings. For the Windows OS to adopt the BIOS temperature
threshold settings, please change the SDIII settings to be the same as those set
in the BIOS.
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XIPMI (The option is available only when an IPMI card is installed
in the system.)
IPMI Specification Version
This item displays the current IPMI Version.
Firmware Version
This item displays the current Firmware Version.
System Event Logging
Select Enabled to enable IPMI Event Logging. When this function is set to Disabled,
the system will continue to log events received via system interface. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Clear System Event Logging
Enabling this function to force the BIOS to clear the system event logs during the
next cold boot. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Existing Event Log Number
This item displays the number of the existing event log.
Event Log Control
System Firmware Progress
Enabling this function to log POST progress. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
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BIOS POST Errors
Enabling this function to log POST errors. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
BIOS POST Watch Dog
Set to Enabled to enable POST Watch Dog. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
OS Boot Watch Dog
Set to Enabled to enable OS Boot Watch Dog. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Timer for Loading OS (Minutes)
This feature allows the user to set the time value (in minutes) for the previous item
(OS Boot Watch Dog) by keying-in a desired number in the blank. The default setting is 10 (minutes.) (Please ignore this option when OS Boot Watch Dog is set
to "Disabled".)
Time Out Option
This feature allows the user to determine what action to take in an event of a system
boot failure. The options are No Action, Reset, Power Off and Power Cycles.
XSystem Event Log/System Event Log (List Mode)
These options display the System Event Log (SEL) and SEL List Mode.
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XRealtime Sensor Data
This feature display information from motherboard sensors, such as temperatures,
fan speeds and voltages of various components.
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Security
Choose Security from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow
keys. You should see the following display. Security setting options are displayed
by highlighting the setting using the arrow keys and pressing <Enter>. All Security
BIOS settings are described in this section.
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Supervisor Password Is:
This indicates if a supervisor password has been entered for the system. Clear
means such a password has not been used and Set means a supervisor password
has been entered for the system.
User Password Is:
This indicates if a user password has been entered for the system. Clear means
such a password has not been used and Set means a user password has been
entered for the system.
Set Supervisor Password
When the item Set Supervisor Password is highlighted, hit the <Enter> key. When
prompted, type the Supervisor's password in the dialogue box to set or to change
supervisor's password, which allows access to the BIOS.
Set User Password
When the item Set User Password is highlighted, hit the <Enter> key. When
prompted, type the user's password in the dialogue box to set or to change the
user's password, which allows access to the system at boot-up.
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Password on Boot
This setting allows you to determine if a password is required for a user to enter
the system at bootup. The options are Enabled (password required) and Disabled
(password not required).
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Boot
Choose Boot from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys.
You should see the following display. See details on how to change the order and
specs of boot devices in the Item Specific Help window. All Boot BIOS settings are
described in this section.
Boot List
Candidate
List
Boot Priority Order/Excluded from Boot Orders
The devices included in the boot list section (above) are bootable devices listed in
the sequence of boot order as specified. The boot functions for the devices included
in the candidate list (above) are currently disabled. Use a <+> key or a <-> key to
move the device up or down. Use the <f> key or the <r> key to specify the type of
an USB device, either fixed or removable. You can select one item from the boot
list and hit the <x> key to remove it from the list of bootable devices (to make its
resource available for other bootable devices). Subsequently, you can select an
item from the candidate list and hit the <x> key to remove it from the candidate
list and put it in the boot list. This item will then become a bootable device. See
details on how to change the priority of boot order of devices in the "Item Specific
Help" window.
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Exit
Choose Exit from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys.
You should see the following display. All Exit BIOS settings are described in this
section.
Exit Saving Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to save any changes you made and to exit the
BIOS Setup utility.
Exit Discarding Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to exit the BIOS Setup utility without saving any
changes you may have made.
Load Setup Defaults
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to load the default settings for all items in the
BIOS Setup. These are the safest settings to use.
Discard Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to discard (cancel) any changes you made. You
will remain in the Setup utility.
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Save Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to save any changes you made. You will remain
in the Setup utility.
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Appendix A
BIOS POST Messages
During the Power-On Self-Test (POST), the BIOS will check for problems. If a
problem is found, the BIOS will activate an alarm or display a message. The following is a list of such BIOS messages.
Failure Fixed Disk
Fixed disk is not working or not configured properly. Check to see if fixed disk is attached properly. Run Setup. Find out if the fixed-disk type is correctly identified.
Stuck key
Stuck key on keyboard.
Keyboard error
Keyboard not working.
Keyboard Controller Failed
Keyboard controller failed test. May require replacing keyboard controller.
Keyboard locked - Unlock key switch
Unlock the system to proceed.
Monitor type does not match CMOS - Run SETUP
Monitor type not correctly identified in Setup
Shadow Ram Failed at offset: nnnn
Shadow RAM failed at offset nnnn of the 64k block at which the error was detected.
System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
System RAM failed at offset nnnn of in the 64k block at which the error was detected.
Extended RAM Failed at offset: nnnn Extended memory not working or not configured properly at offset nnnn.
System battery is dead - Replace and run SETUP
The CMOS clock battery indicator shows the battery is dead. Replace the battery
and run Setup to reconfigure the system.
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System CMOS checksum bad - Default configuration used
System CMOS has been corrupted or modified incorrectly, perhaps by an application program that changes data stored in CMOS. The BIOS installed Default Setup
Values. If you do not want these values, enter Setup and enter your own values. If
the error persists, check the system battery or contact your dealer.
System timer error
The timer test failed. Requires repair of system board.
Real time clock error
Real-Time Clock fails BIOS hardware test. May require board repair.
Check date and time settings
BIOS found date or time out of range and reset the Real-Time Clock. May require
setting legal date (1991-2099).
Previous boot incomplete - Default configuration used
Previous POST did not complete successfully. POST loads default values and offers
to run Setup. If the failure was caused by incorrect values and they are not corrected,
the next boot will likely fail. On systems with control of wait states, improper Setup
settings can also terminate POST and cause this error on the next boot. Run Setup
and verify that the waitstate configuration is correct. This error is cleared the next
time the system is booted.
Memory Size found by POST differed from CMOS
Memory size found by POST differed from CMOS.
Diskette drive A error
Diskette drive B error
Drive A: or B: is present but fails the BIOS POST diskette tests. Check to see that
the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in Setup and that the diskette drive
is attached correctly.
Incorrect Drive A type - run SETUP
Type of floppy drive A: not correctly identified in Setup.
Incorrect Drive B type - run SETUP
Type of floppy drive B: not correctly identified in Setup.
System cache error - Cache disabled
RAM cache failed and BIOS disabled the cache. On older boards, check the cache
jumpers. You may have to replace the cache. See your dealer. A disabled cache
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slows system performance considerably.
CPU ID:
CPU socket number for Multi-Processor error.
EISA CMOS not writeable
ServerBIOS2 test error: Cannot write to EISA CMOS.
DMA Test Failed
ServerBIOS2 test error: Cannot write to extended DMA (Direct Memory Access)
registers.
Software NMI Failed
ServerBIOS2 test error: Cannot generate software NMI (Non-Maskable Interrupt).
Fail-Safe Timer NMI Failed
ServerBIOS2 test error: Fail-Safe Timer takes too long.
device Address Conflict
Address conflict for specified device.
Allocation Error for: device
Run ISA or EISA Configuration Utility to resolve resource conflict for the specified
device.
CD ROM Drive
CD ROM Drive identified.
Entering SETUP ...
Starting Setup program
Failing Bits: nnnn
The hex number nnnn is a map of the bits at the RAM address which failed the memory
test. Each 1 (one) in the map indicates a failed bit. See errors 230, 231, or 232 above
for offset address of the failure in System, Extended, or Shadow memory.
Fixed Disk n
Fixed disk n (0-3) identified.
Invalid System Configuration Data
Problem with NVRAM (CMOS) data.
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I/O device IRQ conflict
I/O device IRQ conflict error.
PS/2 Mouse Boot Summary Screen:
PS/2 Mouse installed.
nnnn kB Extended RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of RAM in kilobytes successfully tested.
nnnn Cache SRAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system cache in kilobytes successfully tested.
nnnn kB Shadow RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of shadow RAM in kilobytes successfully
tested.
nnnn kB System RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system RAM in kilobytes successfully tested.
One or more I2O Block Storage Devices were excluded from the Setup Boot
Menu
There was not enough room in the IPL table to display all installed I2O block-storage devices.
Operating system not found
Operating system cannot be located on either drive A: or drive C:. Enter Setup and
see if fixed disk and drive A: are properly identified.
Parity Check 1 nnnn
Parity error found in the system bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and
display it on the screen. If it cannot locate the address, it displays ????. Parity is a
method for checking errors in binary data. A parity error indicates that some data
has been corrupted.
Parity Check 2 nnnn
Parity error found in the I/O bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display it
on the screen. If it cannot locate the address, it displays ????.
Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to Setup, <F3> for previous
Displayed after any recoverable error message. Press <F1> to start the boot process
or <F2> to enter Setup and change the settings. Press <F3> to display the previous
screen (usually an initialization error of an Option ROM, i.e., an add-on card). Write
down and follow the information shown on the screen.
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Press <F2> to enter Setup
Optional message displayed during POST. Can be turned off in Setup.
PS/2 Mouse:
PS/2 mouse identified.
Run the I2O Configuration Utility
One or more unclaimed block storage devices have the Configuration Request bit
set in the LCT. Run an I2O Configuration Utility (e.g. the SAC utility).
System BIOS shadowed
System BIOS copied to shadow RAM.
UMB upper limit segment address: nnnn
Displays the address nnnn of the upper limit of Upper Memory Blocks, indicating released segments of the BIOS which can be reclaimed by a virtual memory
manager.
Video BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS successfully copied to shadow RAM.
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Appendix B: BIOS POST Codes
Appendix B
BIOS POST Codes
This section lists the POST (Power On Self Test) codes for the PhoenixBIOS. POST
codes are divided into two categories: recoverable and terminal.
Recoverable POST Errors
When a recoverable type of error occurs, BIOS will display an POST code that
describes the problem. BIOS may also issue one of the following beep codes:
1 long and two short beeps - video configuration error
1 repetitive long beep - no memory detected
Terminal POST Errors
If a terminal type of error occurs, BIOS will shut down the system but before doing
so, will write the error to port 80h, attempt to initialize video and write the error in
the top left corner of the screen. The following is a list of codes that may be written to port 80h.
POST Code Description
01h
02h
03h
04h
06h
07h
08h
09h
0Ah
0Bh
0Ch
0Eh
0Fh
10h
11h
12h
13h
14h
16h
IPMI Initialization
Verify Real Mode
Disable Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI)
Get CPU type
Initialize system hardware
Disable shadow and execute code from the ROM.
Initialize chipset with initial POST values
Set IN POST flag
Initialize CPU registers
Enable CPU cache
Initialize caches to initial POST values
Initialize I/O component
Initialize the local bus IDE
Initialize Power Management
Load alternate registers with initial POST values
Restore CPU control word during warm boot
Reset PCI Bus Mastering devices
Initialize keyboard controller
1-2-2-3 BIOS ROM checksum
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POST Code Description
17h
Initialize cache before memory Auto size
18h
8254 timer initialization
1Ah
1Ch
8237 DMA controller initialization
Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller
20h
1-3-1-1 Test DRAM refresh
22h
1-3-1-3 Test 8742 Keyboard Controller
24h
28h
Set ES segment register to 4 GB
Auto size DRAM
29h
Initialize POST Memory Manager
2Ah
Clear 512 kB base RAM
2Ch
2Eh
1-3-4-1 RAM failure on address line xxxx*
1-3-4-3 RAM failure on data bits xxxx* of low byte of
memory bus
Enable cache before system BIOS shadow
Test CPU bus-clock frequency
Initialize Phoenix Dispatch Manager
Warm start shut down
Shadow system BIOS ROM
Auto size cache
Advanced configuration of chipset registers
Load alternate registers with CMOS values
Initialize extended memory for RomPilot (optional)
Initialize interrupt vectors
POST device initialization
2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice
Check video configuration against CMOS
Initialize PCI bus and devices
Initialize all video adapters in system
QuietBoot start (optional)
Shadow video BIOS ROM
Display BIOS copyright notice
Initialize MultiBoot
Display CPU type and speed
Initialize EISA board (optional)
Test keyboard
Set key click if enabled
Enable USB devices
2-2-3-1 Test for unexpected interrupts
Initialize POST display service
Display prompt “Press <ESC> to enter SETUP”
Disable CPU cache
2Fh
32h
33h
36h
38h
3Ah
3Ch
3Dh
41h
42h
45h
46h
48h
49h
4Ah
4Bh
4Ch
4Eh
4Fh
50h
51h
52h
54h
55h
58h
59h
5Ah
5Bh
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POST Code Description
5Ch
Test RAM between 512 and 640 kB
60h
Test extended memory
62h
64h
Test extended memory address lines
Jump to UserPatch1
66h
Configure advanced cache registers
67h
Initialize Multi Processor APIC
68h
69h
Enable external and CPU caches
Setup System Management Mode (SMM) area
6Ah
Display external L2 cache size
6Bh
Load custom defaults (optional)
6Ch
70h
72h
76h
7Ch
7Dh
7Eh
80h
81h
82h
83h
84h
85h
86h
87h
Display shadow-area message
Display error messages
Check for configuration errors
Check for keyboard errors
Set up hardware interrupt vectors
Initialize Intelligent System Monitoring (optional)
Initialize coprocessor if present
Disable onboard Super I/O ports and IRQs (optional)
Late POST device initialization
Detect and install external RS232 ports
Configure non-MCD IDE controllers
Detect and install external parallel ports
Initialize PC-compatible PnP ISA devices
Re-initialize onboard I/O ports.
Configure Motherboard Configurable Devices
(optional)
Initialize BIOS Data Area
Enable Non-Maskable Interrupts (NMIs)
Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area
Test and initialize PS/2 mouse
Initialize floppy controller
Determine number of ATA drives (optional)
Initialize hard-disk controllers
Initialize local-bus hard-disk controllers
Jump to UserPatch2
Build MPTABLE for multi-processor boards
Install CD ROM for boot
Clear huge ES segment register
Fix up Multi Processor table
1-2 Search for option ROMs and shadow if successful. One
long, two short beeps on checksum failure
88h
89h
8Ah
8Bh
8Ch
8Fh
90h
91h
92h
93h
95h
96h
97h
98h
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POST Code Description
99h
Check for SMART Drive (optional)
9Ch
Set up Power Management
9Dh
9Eh
Initialize security engine (optional)
Enable hardware interrupts
9Fh
Determine number of ATA and SCSI drives
A0h
Set time of day
A2h
A4h
Check key lock
Initialize typematic rate
A8h
Erase <ESC> prompt
AAh
Scan for <ESC> key stroke
ACh
AEh
B0h
B1h
B2h
B4h
B5h
B6h
B7h
B9h
BAh
BCh
BDh
BEh
BFh
C0h
C1h
C2h
C3h
C4h
C6h
C7h
C8h
C9h
CDh
D2h
D4h
D8h
D9h
DEh
Enter SETUP
Clear Boot flag
Check for errors
Inform RomPilot about the end of POST (optional)
POST done - prepare to boot operating system
1 One short beep before boot
Terminate QuietBoot (optional)
Check password (optional)
Initialize ACPI BIOS and PPM Structures
Prepare Boot
Initialize SMBIOS
Clear parity checkers
Display MultiBoot menu
Clear screen (optional)
Check virus and backup reminders
Try to boot with INT 19
Initialize POST Error Manager (PEM)
Initialize error logging
Initialize error display function
Initialize system error flags
Console redirection init.
Unhook INT 10h if console redirection enabled
Force check (optional)
Extended ROM checksum (optional)
Reclaim console redirection vector
Unknown interrupt
Check Intel Branding string
Alert Standard Format initialization
Late init for IPMI
Log error if micro-code not updated properly
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The following are for the boot block in Flash ROM
POST Code Description
E0h
Initialize the chipset
E1h
Initialize the bridge
E2h
E3h
Initialize the CPU
Initialize system timer
E4h
Initialize system I/O
E5h
Check force recovery boot
E6h
Checksum BIOS ROM
E7h
E8h
E9h
EAh
EBh
ECh
EDh
EEh
EFh
F0h
F1h
F2h
F3h
F4h
F5h
F6h
F7h
Go to BIOS
Set Huge Segment
Initialize Multi Processor
Initialize OEM special code
Initialize PIC and DMA
Initialize Memory type
Initialize Memory size
Shadow Boot Block
System memory test
Initialize interrupt vectors
Initialize Run Time Clock
Initialize video
Initialize System Management Manager
Output one beep
Clear Huge Segment
Boot to Mini DOS
Boot to Full DOS
If the BIOS detects errors on 2C, 2E, or 30 (base 512K RAM error), it displays an
additional word-bitmap (xxxx) indicating the address line or bits that have failed. For
example, “2C 0002” means address line 1 (bit one set) has failed. “2E 1020" means
data bits 12 and 5 (bits 12 and 5 set) have failed in the lower 16 bits. The BIOS also
sends the bitmap to the port-80 LED display. It first displays the checkpoint code,
followed by a delay, the high-order byte, another delay, and then the loworder byte
of the error. It repeats this sequence continuously.
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Appendix C: System Specifications
Appendix C
System Specifications
Note: unless otherwise noted, specifications apply to a complete system (both
serverboards).
Processors
Four Intel® Xeon® 5400/5300/5200/5100 Series processors in LGA771 sockets
Note: please refer to our website for details on supported processors.
Chipset
Intel 5100/ICH9R
BIOS
Phoenix BIOS in 16 MB SPI Flash EEPROM (each serverboard)
Memory Capacity
Twelve DIMM slots to support a maximum up to 96 GB of registered ECC DDR2667/533 SDRAM (48 GB per node)
Note: interleaved memory requires DIMMs to be installed in pairs - refer to Section 5-6 for details.
Serial ATA Controller
Intel ICH9R on-chip controller to support eight 3 Gb/s Serial ATA [RAID 0, 1, 5
(Windows only) and 10]
Drive Bays
Eight hot-swap drive bays to house eight standard SAS drives
PCI Expansion
Two low-profile PCI-Express x16 slots (with pre-installed riser cards)
Serverboard
X7DCT-3F
Dimensions: 6.5 x 16.4 in (165 x 417 mm)
Chassis
SC809TS-780BP (1U Rackmount)
Dimensions: (WxHxD) 17.2 x 1.7 x 27.75 in. (437 x 43 x 705 mm)
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Weight
Gross Weight: 40 lbs. (18.2 kg.)
System Cooling
Six (6) high-performance 4-cm PWM (Pulse Width Modulated) fans
System Input Requirements
AC Input Voltage: 100 - 240V AC auto-range
Rated Input Current: 9.5 - 6A max @ 700W, 5 - 3.5A @ 780W*
Rated Input Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
*Power supply operates at 700W with a 100-140V input and at 780W with a 180240V input
Power Supply
Rated Output Power: 780W w/ PFC (Part# PWS-781-1S)
Rated Output Voltages: +12V (65A @ 180-240AC, 58A @ 100-140AC), +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: 8% to 90% (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:
EN 60950/IEC 60950-Compliant
UL Listed (USA)
CUL Listed (Canada)
TUV Certified (Germany)
CE Marking (Europe)
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California Best Management Practices Regulations for Perchlorate Materials:
This Perchlorate warning applies only to products containing CR (Manganese
Dioxide) Lithium coin cells. “Perchlorate Material-special handling may apply. See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate”
Disclaimer (cont.)
The products sold by Supermicro are not intended for and will not be used in life support systems,
medical equipment, nuclear facilities or systems, aircraft, aircraft devices, aircraft/emergency communication devices or other critical systems whose failure to perform be reasonably expected to
result in significant injury or loss of life or catastrophic property damage. Accordingly, Supermicro disclaims any and all liability, and should buyer use or sell such products for use in such ultra-hazardous
applications, it does so entirely at its own risk. Furthermore, buyer agrees to fully indemnify, defend
and hold Supermicro harmless for and against any and all claims, demands, actions, litigation, and
proceedings of any kind arising out of or related to such ultra-hazardous use or sale.
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