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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 1025C-M3. Installation and maintenance should be performed by experienced technicians only.
The SuperServer 1025C-M3 is a high-end dual processor rackmount server
based on the SC113MTQ-560CB 1U server chassis and the Super X7DCL-3
serverboard.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1: Introduction
The first chapter provides a checklist of the main components included with the
server system and describes the main features of the Super X7DCL-3 serverboard
and the SC113MTQ-560CB chassis.
Chapter 2: Server Installation
This chapter describes the steps necessary to install the SuperServer 1025C-M3
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 1025C-M3.
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Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
Chapter 5 provides detailed information on the X7DCL-3 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 SC113MTQ-560CB 1U rackmount
server chassis. You should follow the procedures given in this chapter when installing, removing or reconfiguring hot-swap or peripheral drives and when replacing
system power supply 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:
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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
Onboard SAS .................................................................................................. 1-2
Serial ATA ........................................................................................................ 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
Control Panel .................................................................................................. 1-5
I/O Backplane.................................................................................................. 1-5
Cooling System ............................................................................................... 1-5
1-4
Contacting Supermicro .................................................................................... 1-6
Chapter 2 Server Installation
2-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 2-1
2-2
Unpacking the System .................................................................................... 2-1
2-3
Preparing for Setup ......................................................................................... 2-1
Choosing a Setup Location ............................................................................. 2-1
Rack Precautions ............................................................................................ 2-2
Server Precautions.......................................................................................... 2-2
Rack Mounting Considerations ....................................................................... 2-3
Ambient Operating Temperature ................................................................ 2-3
Reduced Airflow ......................................................................................... 2-3
Mechanical Loading ................................................................................... 2-3
Circuit Overloading ..................................................................................... 2-3
Reliable Ground ......................................................................................... 2-3
2-4
Installing the System into a Rack ................................................................... 2-4
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails ...................................................... 2-4
Inner Rails ....................................................................................................... 2-5
Outer Rails ...................................................................................................... 2-6
Installing the Server into a Telco Rack ........................................................... 2-9
2-5
Checking the Serverboard Setup .................................................................. 2-10
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2-6
Checking the Drive Bay Setup .......................................................................2-11
Chapter 3 System Interface
3-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 3-1
3-2
Control Panel Buttons ..................................................................................... 3-1
Reset ............................................................................................................... 3-1
Power .............................................................................................................. 3-1
UID .................................................................................................................. 3-1
3-3
Control Panel LEDs ........................................................................................ 3-2
NIC2 ................................................................................................................ 3-2
NIC1 ................................................................................................................ 3-2
HDD................................................................................................................. 3-2
Power .............................................................................................................. 3-2
3-4
Hard 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 ......................................................................... 5-4
5-4
I/O Ports .......................................................................................................... 5-4
5-5
Processor and Heatsink Installation................................................................ 5-5
5-6
Installing Memory ............................................................................................ 5-8
5-7
Adding PCI Cards ........................................................................................... 5-9
5-8
Serverboard Details ...................................................................................... 5-10
Motherboard Layout ...................................................................................... 5-10
X7DCL-3 Quick Reference.............................................................................5-11
5-9
Connector Definitions ................................................................................... 5-12
ATX Power Connector .............................................................................. 5-12
Processor Power Connector ................................................................... 5-12
PW_ON Connector ................................................................................... 5-12
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Reset Connector ...................................................................................... 5-12
Overheat LED (OH) .................................................................................. 5-13
NIC2 (LAN2) LED ..................................................................................... 5-13
NIC1 (LAN1) LED ..................................................................................... 5-13
HDD LED.................................................................................................. 5-13
Power On LED ......................................................................................... 5-13
NMI Button ............................................................................................... 5-14
Fan Headers............................................................................................. 5-14
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Ports ............................................ 5-14
Chassis Intrusion ...................................................................................... 5-14
LAN1/2 (Ethernet Ports) ........................................................................... 5-14
Universal Serial Bus (USB) ...................................................................... 5-15
Wake-On-LAN .......................................................................................... 5-15
Wake-On-Ring .......................................................................................... 5-15
Power Supply Fail Detect ......................................................................... 5-16
Alarm Reset.............................................................................................. 5-16
PWR I2C ................................................................................................... 5-16
BPI2C ........................................................................................................ 5-16
Serial Ports ............................................................................................... 5-17
SGPIO Headers ....................................................................................... 5-17
Power LED/Speaker ................................................................................. 5-17
Keylock ..................................................................................................... 5-17
5-10
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................ 5-18
Explanation of Jumpers ................................................................................ 5-18
CMOS Clear ............................................................................................. 5-18
VGA Enable/Disable ................................................................................. 5-18
LAN1/LAN2 Enable/Disable ..................................................................... 5-19
SAS Enable/Disable ................................................................................. 5-19
SAS RAID Select ..................................................................................... 5-19
Watch Dog ................................................................................................ 5-19
I2C Bus to PCI/PCI-Exp. Slots ................................................................. 5-20
5-11
Onboard Indicators........................................................................................ 5-20
LAN1/LAN2 LEDs ..................................................................................... 5-20
Onboard Power LED (LED3).................................................................... 5-20
System Status LED (LED4)...................................................................... 5-20
CPU_VRM Overheat LED Indicators (LED5/LED6) ................................. 5-21
5-12
Floppy and IDE Drive Connections............................................................... 5-21
Floppy Connector ..................................................................................... 5-21
IDE Connector .......................................................................................... 5-22
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SAS Ports ................................................................................................. 5-23
SATA Ports ............................................................................................... 5-23
5-13
Installing Software ......................................................................................... 5-24
Supero Doctor III ........................................................................................... 5-25
Chapter 6 Advanced Chassis Setup
6-1
Static-Sensitive Devices .................................................................................. 6-1
Precautions ..................................................................................................... 6-1
6-2
Control Panel .................................................................................................. 6-2
6-3
System Cooling ............................................................................................... 6-2
System Fan Failure ......................................................................................... 6-3
6-4
Drive Bay Installation/Removal ....................................................................... 6-4
Accessing the Drive Bays ............................................................................... 6-4
Hard Drive Installation..................................................................................... 6-4
DVD Drive Installation ..................................................................................... 6-6
6-5
Power Supply .................................................................................................. 6-8
Power Supply Failure ...................................................................................... 6-8
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 .............................................................................................. 7-7
7-5
Security ......................................................................................................... 7-20
7-6
Boot ............................................................................................................... 7-21
7-7
Exit ................................................................................................................ 7-22
Appendix A BIOS POST Messages
Appendix B BIOS POST Codes
Appendix C System Specifications
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Chapter 1
Introduction
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Overview
The SuperServer 1025C-M3 is a dual processor server comprised of two main
subsystems: the SC113MTQ-560CB 1U rackmount chassis and the X7DCL-3
serverboard. Please refer to our web site for information on operating systems that
have been certified for use with the 1025C-M3 (www.supermicro.com).
In addition to the serverboard and chassis, various hardware components may have
been included with the 1025C-M3, as listed below.
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Two (2) CPU heatsinks (SNK-P0017)
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One (1) slim DVD-ROM drive (DVM-TEAC-824B)
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SAS/SATA Accessories:
Eight (8) SAS/SATA hard drive carriers (MCP-220-00047-0B)
One (1) internal SAS/SATA backplane (BPN-SAS-113TQ)
Two (2) SAS/SATA cable sets (CBL-0186L)
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Two (2) SGPIO cables (CBL-0157L)
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One (1) PCI-E x8 riser card (CSE-RR1U-E8)
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One (1) front side USB/COM port tray [(CSE-PT-40(B)]
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Four (4) 4-cm high-performance fans (FAN-0061L4)
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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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Note: "B" indicates part is available in black.
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Serverboard Features
At the heart of the SuperServer 1025C-M3 lies the X7DCL-3, a single processor
serverboard based on Intel's 5100 chipset and designed to provide maximum performance. Below are the main features of the X7DCL-3.
Processors
The X7DCL-3 supports dual Intel® 5400, 5300, 5200 or 5100 Series processors in
LGA771 sockets. Please refer to our web site for a complete listing of supported
processors (www.supermicro.com).
Memory
The X7DCL-3 has six 240-pin DIMM sockets that can support up to 48 GB of registered ECC DDR2-667/533 SDRAM. Memory must be installed in an interleaved
(dual-channel) configuration. All memory modules used to populate the system
should be the same size, type and speed. See Chapter 5 for details.
Onboard SAS
An onboard LSI 1068E SAS controller in integrated into the X7DCL-3. The hot-swap
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 hot-swap capability and RAID function of the SAS drives. RAID 0, 1,
5 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>.
Serial ATA
The South Bridge (ICH9R) of the 5100 chipset includes a Serial ATA controller.
The hot-swap SATA 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
hot-swap capability and RAID function of the SAS drives. RAID 0, 1, and 10
are supported. Refer to the following link on our web site for setup guidelines:
<http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/ for setup guidelines>.
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PCI Expansion Slots
The X7DCL-3 has two PCI-Express x8 slots, one PCI-Express x4 slot (in a x8 slot)
and three 32-bit, 33 MHz (5V) PCI slots. In the 1025C-M3 server configuration, a
PCI-E riser card (CSE-RR1U-E8) has been installed to support a single PCI-Express add-on card.
Ethernet Ports
The X7DCL-3 has two network controllers integrated into the chipset to support two
Gigabit LAN ports (100/1000Base-T/1000BaseTX, RJ45 output).
Onboard Controllers/Ports
An onboard IDE controller supports Ultra ATA 100 hard drives or ATAPI devices.
Onboard I/O backpanel ports include one COM port, a VGA port, two USB ports,
PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports and two Gigabit LAN (NIC) ports.
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#1
PROCESSOR#2
PORT
#4,5
PCI-EXP x8
PORT
#6,7
LSI 1068E
#0-3
#0-2
#0-1
MCH
DDR2 667
Intel 5100
RJ45
82573V
PCI-EXP x1
#1-3
#1-2
#1-1
PORT
#0
#5
#4
#3
#2
#1
#0
DMI
LANE5
3.0 Gb/S
82573V
PCI-EXP x1
PCI-E x8 Slot
PCI-E x4Signal
RJ45
LANE6
ICH9R
LANE1/2/3/4
#6
#5
#4
#3
#2
#1
#0
USB 2.0
VGA
Volari Z9S
USB
GDDR2 SDRAM 32MB
VGA
CONN
SATA
PCI-EXP x8
1067/1333
MT/S
PCIE X4
3.0 Gb/S
PCI-E x8
SAS
#7
#6
#5
#4
#3
#2
#1
#0
PCI-EXP x8 PORT
#2,3
PCI-E x8
1067/1333
MT/S
ISL6312A
DDR2 667
ISL6312A
PCI 33MHz
LPC
IDE
IT8213F
PCI-33
SIO
W83627HG
PCI-33
PCI-33
MS
KB
FWH
COM1
External
COM2
INTERNAL/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 SC113MTQ-560CB is a short depth (20") 1U chassis that features eight 2.5"
hard drive bays and a high-efficiency power supply. The following is a general outline
of the main features of the SC113MTQ-560CB chassis.
System Power
When configured as a SuperServer 1025C-M3, the SC113MTQ-560CB chassis
includes a single 560W power supply. This is a high-efficiency power supply that
operates at 80% efficiency or better.
Control Panel
The control panel on the SC113MTQ-560CB provides important system monitoring
and control information. LEDs indicate power on, network activity, hard disk drive
activity and a UID (Universal Information) LED. Also present are a main power
button, a system reset button and a UID button.
I/O Backplane
The SC113MTQ-560CB is a 1U rackmount chassis. Its I/O backplane provides three
PCI slots, one COM port (the other is internal), one VGA port, two USB ports, PS/2
mouse and keyboard ports, two Ethernet (LAN) ports and a UID LED.
Cooling System
The SC113MTQ-560CB chassis' revolutionary cooling design has been optimized
to provide sufficient cooling for dual CPU configurations. The chassis includes four
4-cm PWM (Pulse Width Modulated) fans located in the middle of the chassis.
There is a "Fan Speed Control Mode" in BIOS that allows chassis fan speed to be
determined by system temperature.
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Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
Tel:
+1 (408) 503-8000
Fax:
+1 (408) 503-8008
Email:
marketing@supermicro.com (General Information)
support@supermicro.com (Technical Support)
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com
Europe
Address:
Super Micro Computer B.V.
Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Tel:
+31 (0) 73-6400390
Fax:
+31 (0) 73-6416525
Email:
sales@supermicro.nl (General Information)
support@supermicro.nl (Technical Support)
rma@supermicro.nl (Customer Support)
Asia-Pacific
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
4F, No. 232-1, Liancheng Rd.
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei County
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel:
+886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3991
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com.tw
Technical Support:
Email:
support@supermicro.com.tw
Tel:
886-2-8228-1366, ext.132 or 139
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Chapter 2
Server Installation
2-1
Overview
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get your SuperServer 1025C-M3
up and running. Following these steps in the order given should enable you to
have the system operational within a minimum amount of time. This quick setup
assumes that your SuperServer 1025C-M3 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 SuperServer 1025C-M3 was shipped in and note
if it was damaged in any way. If the server itself shows damage you should file a
damage claim with the carrier who delivered it.
Decide on a suitable location for the rack unit that will hold the SuperServer 1025CM3. It should be situated in a clean, dust-free area that is well ventilated. Avoid
areas where heat, electrical noise and electromagnetic fields are generated. You
will also need it placed near a grounded power outlet. Read the Rack and Server
Precautions in the next section.
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Preparing for Setup
The box the SuperServer 1025C-M3 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) and approximately 30 inches of clearance in the back
of the rack to allow for sufficient airflow and ease in servicing.This product is for
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installation only in a Restricted Access Location (dedicated equipment rooms,
service closets and the like).
•
This product is not suitable for use with visual display work place devices
acccording to §2 of the the German Ordinance for Work with Visual Display
Units.
!
Warnings and Precautions!
!
Rack 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 SATA drives and power supply modules to cool before touching them.
•
Always keep the rack's front door and all panels and components on the servers
closed when not servicing to maintain proper cooling.
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Rack Mounting Considerations
Ambient Operating Temperature
If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the ambient operating temperature of the rack environment may be greater than the ambient temperature of the
room. Therefore, consideration should be given to installing the equipment in an
environment compatible with the manufacturer’s maximum rated ambient temperature (Tmra).
Reduced Airflow
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that the amount of airflow required
for safe operation is not compromised.
Mechanical Loading
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that a hazardous condition does not
arise due to uneven mechanical loading.
Circuit Overloading
Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the power
supply circuitry and the effect that any possible overloading of circuits might have
on overcurrent protection and power supply wiring. Appropriate consideration of
equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this concern.
Reliable Ground
A reliable ground must be maintained at all times. To ensure this, the rack itself
should be grounded. Particular attention should be given to power supply connections other than the direct connections to the branch circuit (i.e. the use of power
strips, etc.).
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Installing the System into a Rack
This section provides information on installing the SuperServer 1025C-M3 into a
rack. If the 1025C-M3 has already been mounted into a rack, you can skip ahead to
Sections 2-5 and 2-6. Note: The rails will fit a rack between 26" and 33.5" deep.
There are a variety of rack units on the market, which may mean the assembly
procedure will differ slightly. The following is a guideline for installing the 1025CM3 into a rack with the rack rails provided. You should also refer to the installation
instructions that came with the rack unit you are using.
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails
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.
Figure 2-1. Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails
Inner Rail
Extensions
Inner Rails
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Inner Rails
The SC113M chassis includes a set of inner rails in two sections: inner rails and
inner rail extensions. The inner rails are pre-attached and do not interfere with
normal use of the chassis if you decide not to use a server rack. Attach the inner
rail extension to stabilize the chassis within the rack.
Installing the Inner Rails (Figure 2-2)
1. Place the inner rack extensions on the side of the chassis aligning the hooks
of the chassis with the rail extension holes. Make sure the extension faces
"outward" just like the pre-attached inner rail.
2. Slide the extension toward the front of the chassis.
3. Secure the chassis with two screws as illustrated.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the other inner rail extension.
Figure 2-2. Installing Chassis Rails
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2
3
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Outer Rails
Installing the Outer Rails to the Rack (Figures 2-3 and 2-4)
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
Secure to the
Front of the Rack
Attach Outer Rails
Together
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Secure to the
Rear of the Rack
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3
2
Figure 2-4. Installing the Outer Rails to the Rack
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Installing the Chassis into a Rack (Figure 2-5)
1. Confirm that chassis includes the inner rails and rail extensions . Also, confirm
that the outer rails are installed on the rack.
2. Line chassis rails with the front of the rack rails.
3. Slide the chassis rails into the rack rails, keeping the pressure even on both
sides (you may have to depress the locking tabs when inserting). When the
server has been pushed completely into the rack, you should hear the locking
tabs "click".
4. (Optional) Insert and tightening the thumbscrews that hold the front of the
server to the rack.
Figure 2-5. Installing the Server into a Rack
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Installing the Server into a Telco Rack
To install the SuperServer 1025C-M3 into a Telco type rack, use two L-shaped
brackets on either side of the chassis (four total). First, determine how far follow
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 telco rack. Finish by sliding the chassis into the rack and tightening the brackets
to the rack.
Figure 2-6. Installing the Server into a Telco Rack
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Checking the Serverboard Setup
After you install the 1025C-M3 in the rack, you will need to open the unit to make
sure the serverboard is properly installed and all the connections have been
made.
Removing the Chassis Cover (Figure 2-5)
1. Grasp the two handles on either side and pull the unit straight out until it
locks (you will hear a "click").
2. Remove the screws securing the top cover to the chssis.
3. Slide the cover toward the rear of the chassis.
4. Lift the cover off the chassis.
Checking the Components
1. You should have one or two processors already installed into the serverboard.
Each processor needs its own heatsink. See Chapter 5 for instructions on
processor and heatsink installation.
Figure 2-5: Removing the Chassis Cover
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2. Your 1025C-M3 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. If desired, you can install add-on cards to the system. See Chapter 5 for
details on installing PCI add-on cards.
4. Make sure all power and data cables are properly connected and not blocking the chassis airflow. See Chapter 5 for details on cable connections. Also,
check the air seals for damage. The air seals are located under the blower
fan and beneath the frame cross section that separates the drive bay area
from the serverboard area of the chassis.
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Checking the Drive Bay Setup
Next, you should check to make sure the hard drives have been properly installed
and all connections have been made.
Checking the Drives
1. Hard drives can be serviced without removing the top chassis cover.
2. If you need to remove or install hard drives, please refer to Chapter 6.
Checking the Airflow
1. Airflow is provided by four 4-cm fans. The system component layout was
carefully designed to direct sufficient cooling airflow to the components that
generate the most heat.
2. Note that all power and data cables have been routed in such a way that they
do not block the airflow generated by the fans.
Providing Power
1. The last thing you must do is to provide input power to the system. Plug the
power cord from the power supply unit into a high-quality power strip that offers protection from electrical noise and power surges. It is recommended that
you use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
2. Finish by depressing the power button on the chassis control panel.
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Chapter 3
System Interface
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Overview
There are several LEDs on the control panel to keep you constantly informed of the
overall status of the system as well as the three buttons described below.
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Control Panel Buttons
There are two buttons located on the front of the chassis: a reset button and a
power on/off button.
Reset
Use the reset button to reboot the system.
Power
This is the main power button, which is used to apply or turn off the main system
power. Turning off system power with this button removes the main power but keeps
standby power supplied to the system.
UID
A UID (unit identifier) button is included on the SC113MTQ-560CB chassis but it
is not functional.
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Control Panel LEDs
The control panel located on the front of the SC113MTQ-560CB chassis has four
LEDs. These LEDs provide you with critical information related to different parts of
the system. This section explains what each LED indicates when illuminated and
any corrective action you may need to take.
NIC2
Indicates network activity on LAN2 when flashing.
NIC1
Indicates network activity on LAN1 when flashing.
HDD
Indicates IDE channel activity when flashing.
Power
Indicates power is being supplied to the system's power supply units. This LED
should normally be illuminated when the system is operating.
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Hard 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 SATA 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 1025C-M3 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 1025C-M3 clean and free of clutter.
The 1025C-M3 weighs approximately 33 lbs. (15 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 and secure
it to the rack unit 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 1025C-M3
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 X7DCL-3 serverboard into the
SC113MTQ-560CB 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 X7DCL-3 serverboard from bending, keep one hand under the center of the board to support it when handling. The
following measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from electric
static discharge.
Precautions
•
•
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD).
Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic
bag.
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules or gold contacts.
•
•
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
Put the serverboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic
bags when not in use.
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the serverboard.
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Unpacking
The serverboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid electrical static discharge. When unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static
protected.
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Serverboard Installation
This section explains the first step of physically mounting the X7DCL-3 into the
SC113MTQ-560CB chassis. Following the steps in the order given will eliminate
the most common problems encountered in such an installation. To remove the
serverboard, follow the procedure in reverse order.
Installing to the Chassis
1. Release the thumbscrew at the back lip of the chassis.
2. You can then lift the top cover from the chassis to gain full access to the
inside of the server. (If already installed in a rack, you must first release the
retention screws that secure the unit to the rack.
3. Make sure that the I/O ports on the serverboard align properly with their
respective holes in the I/O shield at the back of the chassis.
4. Carefully mount the serverboard to the serverboard tray by aligning the board
holes with the raised metal standoffs that are visible in the chassis.
5. Insert screws into all the mounting holes on your serverboard that line up with
the standoffs and tighten until snug (if you screw them in too tight, you might
strip the threads).
Note: 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 serverboard is installed, the next step is to connect the cables to the
board. These include the data cables for the peripherals and control panel and the
power cables.
Connecting Data Cables
The cables used to transfer data from the peripheral devices have been carefully
routed to prevent them from blocking the flow of cooling air that moves through
the system from front to back. If you need to disconnect any of these cables, you
should take care to keep them routed as they were originally after reconnecting
them (make sure the red wires connect to the pin 1 locations).
The following data cables (with their locations noted) should be connected. (See
the layout on page 5-9 for connector locations.)
•
DVD-ROM cable (IDE#1)
•
SAS drive cables (SAS0 ~ SAS7)
•
SGPIO cable (T-SGPIO0, T-SGPIO1)
•
Control Panel cable (JF1)
Connecting Power Cables
The X7DCL-3 has a 24-pin primary power supply connector (JPW1) for connection
to the ATX power supply. In addition, there is an 8-pin processor power connector
(JPW3) that also must be connected to your power supply. See Section 5-9 for
power connector pin definitions.
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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.
Figure 5-1. Control Panel Header Pins
20
19
Ground
NMI
x (Key)
x (Key)
Power On LED
Vcc 5V Stby
IDE/SATA LED
Vcc 3V
NIC1 LED
Vcc 3V Stby
NIC2 LED
Vcc 3V Stby
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc 3V
Reserved
Reserved
Ground
Reset (Button)
Ground
Power (Button)
2
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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
Mouse (Green)
Keyboard
USB 0/1 Ports COM1 Port (Turquoise)
VGA Port (Blue)
LAN1
LAN2
(Purple)
Note: The COM2 port is a header on the serverboard, located near JWOR. COM2
should be connected to the COM port at the front of the chassis.
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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
X7DCL-3 can support either one or two Xeon 5100 type processors. If installing
one processor only, install it into CPU socket #1.
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
from the retention clasp to release the
load plate from its locked position.
Load lever
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
Gold dot
Socket key
dot (CPU key). This corner should be
aligned with the cutout on the socket
(socket key).
CPU 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.
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.
Load lever
8. Use your thumb to gently push the
load lever down until it snaps into the
retention clasp.
CPU installed in socket
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.
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 removing the heatsink. However,
if you do need to remove 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
Memory Support
The X7DCL-3 supports registered ECC DDR2-667 or DDR2-533 SDRAM. The
memory scheme is interleaved, so you must populate two slots at a time, beginning
with slot 1A and 2A, then slots 1B and 2B and finally slots 1C and 2C. You may
populate any even number (2, 4 or 6) of DIMMs. See the chart below for optimizing
your DIMM installation. See web site for details on supported memory.
Installing Memory Modules
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots, starting with
DIMM #1A. The memory scheme is interleaved, so you must install two
modules at a time, beginning with slots 1A and 2A, then slots 1B and 2B,
then slots 1C and slot 2C. See the Memory Installation table below.
2. Pay attention to the notches along the bottom of the module to prevent inserting it incorrectly.
3. Gently press down on the DIMM module until it snaps into place in the slot
(see Figure 5-3).
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.
Memory Installation Table
No. of
DIMMs
2DIMMs
4DIMMs
6DIMMs
Channel 0
1A
1A
1A
-----1B
1B
Channel 1
----------1C
2A
2A
2A
-----2B
2B
----------2C
Notes: 1. DIMM slot# specified = DIMM slot to be populated. “---“ = DIMM slot to be left
unpopulated. 2. Both DDR2 533 MHz and 667MHz DIMMs are supported; however, you
need to use the memory modules of the same speed and type.
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Note: Due to memory allocation to system devices, memory remaining available
for operational use will be reduced when 4 GB of RAM is used. The reduction in
memory availability is disproportional. Refer to the table below for details.
Possible System Memory Allocation & Availability
System Device
Size
Physical Memory
Remaining (Available)
(4 GB Total System
Memory)
Firmware Hub flash memory (System BIOS)
1 MB
3.99
Local APIC
4 KB
3.99
Area Reserved for the chipset
2 MB
3.99
I/O APIC (4 Kbytes)
4 KB
3.99
PCI Enumeration Area 1
256 MB
3.76
PCI Express (256 MB)
256 MB
3.51
PCI Enumeration Area 2 (if needed) -Aligned on 256MB boundary-
512 MB
3.01
VGA Memory
16 MB
2.85
TSEG
1 MB
2.84
Memory available to OS and other applications
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Adding PCI Cards
The 1025C-M3 includes a preinstalled riser card (p/n CSE-RR1U-E8) designed
specifically for use in the SC113MTQ-560CB 1U rackmount chassis. This riser
card allows a standard size PCI-E x8 card to sit at a 90 degree angle so it can fit
inside the chassis.
PCI Card Installation
The CSE-RR1U-E8 riser card has already been preinstalled into the serverboard.
Perform the following steps to install an add-on card:
1. Remove the PCI slot shield on the chassis by releasing the locking tab.
2. Insert the add-on card into the riser card.
3. Secure the add-on card with the locking tab.
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Serverboard Details
Motherboard Layout
Figure 5-4. X7DCL-3 Layout
1
JP1
JP2
C
Jumpers not indicated are for test purposes only.
A square contact pad indicates the location of pin 1.
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X7DCL-3 Quick Reference
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
JBT1
CMOS Clear
See Section 5-9
JI2C1/JI2C2
I2C to PCI/PCI-E Slots
Open (Disabled)
JPA1
SAS Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPA2
SAS RAID Select
Closed (SR RAID)
JPG1
VGA Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPL1/JPL2
LAN1/2 Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JWD
Watch Dog
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
Connector
Description
3-SGPIO-1/3-SGPIO-2
Serial General Purpose I/O Headers (for SAS)
2
BPI C
System Management Bus (I2C) Header
COM1/COM2
COM1 Serial Port/Header
Fan 1-6
Chassis/CPU Fan Headers
Floppy
Floppy Disk Drive Connector
iButton
iButton (optional) for RAID 5 Support
IDE
IDE Drive/Compact Flash Card Connector
JAR1
Alarm Rest Header
JD1
Onboard Speaker/Power LED
JF1
Front Panel Connector
JKEY1
Keylock Header
JL1
Chassis Intrusion Header
JPW1
+12V 8-pin Processor Power Connector
JPW2
24-pin ATX Power Connector
JPWF1
Power Supply Fail Detect
JSATA1 ~ JSATA6
SATA Ports
JWOL/JWOR
Wake-On-LAN Header/Wake-On-Ring Header
LAN1/2
Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) Ports
PWR I2C
I2C Connector
SAS0 ~ SAS7
SAS Ports
SIMLC
SIMLC Slot (for IPMI)
T-SGPIO-1/T-SGPIO-2
Serial General Purpose I/O Headers (for SATA)
USB0/1, USB2/3/4/5
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Ports, Headers
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Connector Definitions
ATX Power 24-pin Connector
Pin Definitions (JPW2)
ATX Power Connector
The primary power supply connector
(JPW2) on the X7DCL-3 meets the
SSI (Superset ATX) 24-pin specification. Refer to the table on the right
for the pin definitions of the ATX 24pin power connector. You must also
connect the 8-pin (JPW1) processor
power connector to your power supply. Refer to the table below right for
the PW2 (12V) connector.
Pin#
Definition
13
+3.3V
1
+3.3V
14
-12V
2
+3.3V
15
COM
3
COM
16
PS_ON
4
+5V
17
COM
5
COM
18
COM
6
+5V
19
COM
7
COM
20
Res (NC)
8
PWR_OK
21
+5V
9
5VSB
22
+5V
10
+12V
23
+5V
11
+12V
24
COM
12
+3.3V
PW_ON Connector
Definition
Processor Power
Connector
Pin Definitions
Processor Power Connector
In addition to JPW2, the 12V 8pin processor power connector at
JPW3 must be connected to your
serverboard. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Pin #
Pins
Definition
1 through 4
Ground
5 through 8
+12V
Required Connection
Power Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
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.
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.
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Pin#
Definition
1
PW_ON
2
Ground
Reset Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
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Overheat LED (OH)
OH/Fan Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Connect an LED to the OH connection
on pins 7 and 8 of JF1 to provide advanced warning of chassis overheating. Refer to the table on the right for
Pin#
Definition
7
Vcc
8
Ground
pin definitions.
NIC2 (LAN2) LED
The LED connections for LAN2 are
on pins 9 and 10 of JF1. Attach LAN
LED cables to display network activity. See the table on the right for pin
NIC2 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
9
Vcc
10
Ground
definitions.
NIC1 (LAN1) LED
NIC1 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
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.
Pin#
Definition
11
Vcc
12
Ground
HDD LED
The HDD LED 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 SAS, Serial ATA and
IDE). See the table on the right for pin
definitions
HDD LED
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.
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Power LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
15
5V Stby
16
Control
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NMI Button
NMI Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
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.
Pin#
Definition
19
Control
20
Ground
Fan Headers
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
(FAN1-6)
There are six fan headers on the
X7DCL-3. All are 4-pin fans but are
backward compatible with traditional
3-pin fans. FAN1 is for the CPU1
heatsink and FAN2 is for the CPU2
heatsink. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground (Black)
2
+12V (Red)
3
Tachometer
4
PWM Control
PS/2 Keyboard and
Mouse Port Pin
Definitions (J14)
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2
Mouse Ports
The ATX PS/2 keyboard and the PS/2
mouse are located on the rear IO
panel. The mouse port is above the
keyboard port. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
NC
3
Ground
4
VCC
5
Clock
6
NC
Chassis Intrusion
The Chassis Intrusion header is designated JL1. See the board layout for
the location of JL1 and the table on
the right for pin definitions.
LAN1/2 (Ethernet Ports)
Two gigabit Ethernet ports (designated LAN1 and LAN2) are located
beside the VGA port on the I/O backplane. These ports accept RJ45 type
cables.
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Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions (JL1)
Pin#
Definition
1
Intrusion Input
2
Ground
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USB Ports Pin
Definitions (USB0/1)
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Pin#
Definitions
There are two Universal Serial Bus
ports located on the I/O panel and
1
+5V
2
PO-
four additional USB headers located
3
PO+
on the serverboard. The headers,
labeled USB2/3 and USB4/5, can be
4
Ground
5
N/A
used to provide front side USB access
USB Headers
Pin Definitions (USB2/3, USB4/5)
(cables not included). See the tables
on the right for pin definitions.
USB2/4
Pin #
Definition
USB3/5
Pin #
Definition
1
+5V
1
+5V
2
PO-
2
PO-
3
PO+
3
PO+
4
Ground
4
Ground
5
Key
5
No connection
Wake-On-LAN
The Wake-On-LAN header is designated JWOL on the serverboard.
See the table on the right for pin
definitions. You must enable the LAN
Wake-Up setting in BIOS to use this
function. (You must also have a LAN
card with a Wake-On-LAN connector
and cable to use this feature.)
Wake-On-LAN
Pin Definitions
(JWOL)
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V Standby
2
Ground
3
Wake-up
Wake-On-Ring
The Wake-On-Ring header is designated JWOR. This function allows
your computer to receive and be
"awakened" by an incoming call when
in the suspend state. See the table on
the right for pin definitions. You must
also have a WOR card and cable to
use this feature.
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Wake-On-Ring
Pin Definitions
(JWOR)
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground (Black)
2
Wake-up
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Power Supply Fail Detect
PWR Supply Fail Detect
Pin Definitions (JPWF1)
Connect a cable from your power supply to JPWF1 to provide warning of
power supply failure. This warning signal is passed through the PWR_LED
pin to indicate of a power failure on the
chassis. See the table on the right for
Pin#
Definition
1
PWR 1: Fail
2
PWR 2: Fail
3
PWR 3: Fail
4
Signal: Alarm Reset
Note: This feature is only available when us-
pin definitions.
ing Supermicro redundant power supplies.
Alarm Reset
If redundant power supplies are
installed and the Power Supply Fail
Detect jumper (JPWF1) is enabled,
the system will notify you when a
power module fails. Connect JAR to
a micro-switch to enable you to turn
off the power fail alarm. See the table
on the right for pin definitions.
Alarm Reset Pin Definitions
(JAR)
Pin Setting
Pin 1
Ground
Pin 2
+5V
PWR I2C
This connector 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.
PWR I2C
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
Clock
2
Data
3
Power Fail
4
Ground
5
+3.3V
BPI2C
This connector provides backpanel
access 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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Definition
BPI2C
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
Clock
2
Data
3
Power Fail
4
Ground
5
+3.3V
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Serial Ports
Two serial ports are included on the
serverboard: COM1 is a port located
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM1/COM2)
Pin #
Definition
Pin #
Definition
beside the USB ports and COM2 is
1
DCD
6
DSR
a header located on the corner of the
2
RXD
7
RTS
board near the SIMLC slot. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
3
TXD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
Ground
10
NC
Note: Pin 10 is included on the header but not on
the port. NC indicates no connection.
SGPIO Headers
Four SGPIO (Serial General Purpose
Input/Output) headers are included on
the serverboard. These headers are
used to communicate with the System
Monitoring chip on the backplane. TSGPIO1 and T-SGPIO2 are used to
monitor SATA activity while 3-SGPIO1
and 3-SGPIO2 are used for SAS activity. See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
SGPIO Headers Pin Definitions
(T-SGPIO1, T-SGPIO2/3-SGPIO1, 3-SGPIO2)
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.
Power LED/Speaker
On the JD1 header, pins 1-3 are for
a power LED and pins 4-7 are for the
speaker. See the table on the right for
Power LED/Speaker Connector Pin Definitions (JD1)
Pin Setting
speaker pin definitions.
Note: The speaker connector pins are
for use with an external speaker. If you
wish to use the onboard speaker, you
should close pins 6-7 with a jumper.
Keylock
The keyboard lock connection is designated JKEY1. Utilizing this header allows you to inhibit any actions made on
the keyboard, effectively "locking" it.
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Definition
Pins 6-7
Internal Speaker
Pins 4-7
External Speaker
Keylock
Pin Definitions (JKEY1)
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
Keylock R-N
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5-10 Jumper Settings
Explanation of Jumpers
To modify the operation of the
serverboard, jumpers can be used
to choose between optional settings.
Jumpers create shorts between two
3
2
1
3
2
1
Connector
Pins
pins to change the function of the connector. Pin 1 is identified with a square
solder pad on the printed circuit board.
See the serverboard layout pages for
jumper locations.
Jumper
Setting
Note: On a two-pin jumper, "Closed"
means the jumper is on both pins and
"Open" means the jumper is either on
only one pin or completely removed.
CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS (which will also clear any passwords). Instead of pins,
this jumper consists of contact pads to prevent accidentally clearing the contents
of CMOS. To clear CMOS,
1. First power down the system and unplug the power cord(s).
2. With the power disconnected, short the CMOS pads with a metal object such
as a small screwdriver.
3. Remove the screwdriver (or shorting device).
4. Reconnect the power cord(s) and power on the system
Note: Do not use the PW_ON connector to clear CMOS.
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
Change the setting of jumper JPL1 to
enable or disable the LAN1 port and
LAN1/2 Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPL1/2)
Jumper Setting
Definition
JPL2 to enable or disable the LAN2
Pins 1-2
Enabled
port on the serverboard. See the table
Pins 2-3
Disabled
on the right for jumper settings. The
default setting is enabled.
SAS Enable/Disable
JPA1 allows you to enable or disable
the SAS controller. 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 (JPA1)
Jumper Settings
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
SAS RAID Select
JPA2 allows you to select between
SR RAID, which is the default and
enables SAS RAID, or IT RAID, which
treats SAS drives as non-RAID drives
and requires a firmware flash. See the
table on the right for jumper settings.
Contact Supermicro tech support if
using the IT RAID setting.
Watch Dog
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.
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SAS RAID Select
Jumper Settings (JPA2)
Jumper Setting Definition
Open
IT RAID
Closed
SR RAID
Note: SR = Software RAID IT = Integrate
Target mode
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.
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I2C Bus to PCI/PCI-Exp. Slots
Jumpers JI2C1 and JI2C2 allow you to
connect the System Management Bus
I2C to PCI/PCI-E Slots
Jumper Settings (JI2C1/JI2C2)
(I2C) to the PCI and PCI-E slots. The
Jumper Setting
Definition
default setting is Open (Disabled.) Both
JI2C1: Closed
JI2C2:Closed
Enabled
jumpers must be set to the same setting.
See the table on the right for jumper
JI2C1: Open
JI2C2: Open
Disabled
settings.
5-11 Onboard Indicators
LAN LED
(Connection Speed Indicator)
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.
LED Color
Definition
Off
10 MHz
Green
100 MHz
Amber
1 GHz
Onboard Power LED (LED3)
The onboard power LED is designated
LE1. When this LED is lit, the system is
on. Be sure to turn off the system and
unplug the power cord before removing
or installing components.
System Status LED Indicator
(LED4)
System Status LED (LED4)
There is a System Status LED Indicator
(LED4) located near the SIMLC slot. This
LED displays different colors to show the
status of the system. Refer to the table
on the right for system status.
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LED Color
Definition
Green
Power On, system: normal
Red
PWR on, PWR problem(s)
occur(s) or 3rd PS not
properly installed
Yellow
S5 or S4
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CPU_VRM Overheat LED Indicators
(LED5/LED6)
CPU_VRM Overheat LED Indicators
(LED5/LED6)
The two CPU_VRM Overheat LEDs
designated LE5/LE6 provide indication
LED#
for CPU1 and CPU2 VRM overheat, re-
LED: On
CPU1_VRM Overheat
LED6: On
CPU2_VRM Overheat
spectively. Refer to the table on the right
for LED5 and LED6 indications.
Description
5-12 Floppy and IDE Drive Connections
Use the following information to connect the IDE hard disk drive cables.
•
A red mark on a wire typically designates the location of pin 1.
•
The 80-wire ATA100/66 IDE hard disk drive cable that came with your system
has two connectors to support two drives. This special cable should be used
to take advantage of the speed this new technology offers. The blue connector
connects to the onboard IDE connector interface and the other connector(s) to
your hard drive(s). Consult the documentation that came with your disk drive for
details on actual jumper locations and settings for the hard disk drive.
Floppy Drive Connector
Pin Definitions (Floppy)
Floppy Connector
The floppy connector is located
by the IDE slot. See the table at
right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
FDHDIN
3
Ground
4
Reserved
5
Key
6
FDEDIN
7
Ground
8
Index
9
Ground
10
Motor Enable
11
Ground
12
Drive Select B
13
Ground
14
Drive Select B
15
Ground
16
Motor Enable
17
Ground
18
DIR
19
Ground
20
STEP
21
Ground
22
Write Data
23
Ground
24
Write Gate
25
Ground
26
Track 00
27
Ground
28
Write Protect
29
Ground
30
Read Data
31
Ground
32
Side 1 Select
33
Ground
34
Diskette
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Pin #
Definition
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IDE Connector
There are no jumpers to configure
the onboard IDE interface "IDE".
See the table below for pin definitions.
IDE Drive Connectors
Pin Definitions (IDE)
Pin#
Definition
1
Reset IDE
2
Ground
3
Host Data 7
4
Host Data 8
5
Host Data 6
6
Host Data 9
7
Host Data 5
8
Host Data 10
9
Host Data 4
10
Host Data 11
11
Host Data 3
12
Host Data 12
13
Host Data 2
14
Host Data 13
15
Host Data 1
16
Host Data 14
17
Host Data 0
18
Host Data 15
19
Ground
20
Key
21
DRQ3
22
Ground
23
I/O Write
24
Ground
25
I/O Read
26
Ground
27
IOCHRDY
28
BALE
29
DACK3
30
Ground
31
IRQ14
32
IOCS16
33
Addr1
34
Ground
35
Addr0
36
Addr2
37
Chip Select 0
38
Chip Select 1
39
Activity
40
Ground
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Pin #
Definition
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SAS Ports
SAS Port
Pin Definitions
(SAS0 ~ SAS7)
There are eight SAS ports
included on the serverboard.
Pin #
See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Note: JPA1 must be set correctly to enable the SAS controller.
Definition
1
Ground
2
TXP
3
TXN
4
Ground
5
RXN
6
RXP
7
Ground
SATA Ports
SATA Port
Pin Definitions
(JSATA1 ~ JSATA5)
There are no jumpers to enable the SATA ports, which are
designated JSATA1 ~ JSATA6.
See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Pin #
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Definition
1
Ground
2
TXP
3
TXN
4
Ground
5
RXN
6
RXP
7
Ground
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5-13 Installing Software
After the hardware has been installed, you should first install the operating system
and then the drivers. The necessary drivers are all included on the Supermicro CDs
that came packaged with your motherboard.
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
Note: Click the icons showing a hand writing on paper to view the readme files
for each item. Click the computer icons to the right of these items to install each
item (from top to the bottom) one at a time. After installing each item, you must
re-boot the system before moving on to the next item on the list. The bottom
icon with a CD on it allows you to view the entire contents of the CD.
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Supero Doctor III
The Supero Doctor III program is a Web base management tool that supports remote
management capability. It includes Remote and Local Management tools. The local
management is called SD III Client. The Supero Doctor III program included on the
CD-ROM that came with your motherboard allows you to monitor the environment
and operations of your system. Supero Doctor III displays crucial system information
such as CPU temperature, system voltages and fan status. See the Figure below
for a display of the Supero Doctor III interface.
Note: The default User Name and Password for SuperDoctor III is ADMIN / ADMIN.
Note: When SuperDoctor III is first installed, it adopts the temperature threshold
settings that have been set in BIOS. Any subsequent changes to these thresholds
must be made within Super Doctor, as the Super Doctor settings override the BIOS
settings. To set the BIOS temperature threshold settings again, you would first need
to uninstall SuperDoctor III.
Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen (Health Information)
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Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen (Remote Control)
Note: SD III Software Revision 1.0 can be downloaded from our Web Site at: ftp://ftp.
supermicro.com/utility/Supero_Doctor_III/. You can also download the SDIII User's
Guide at: <http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/Manuals/SDIII/UserGuide.pdf>.
For Linux, we will recommend using Supero Doctor II.
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Chapter 6
Advanced Chassis Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install components and perform maintenance on the SC113MTQ-560CB 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 next step.
Tools Required: The only tool you will need to install components and perform
maintenance is a Philips screwdriver.
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Static-Sensitive Devices
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 damage.
Precautions
•
•
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic
bag.
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules or gold contacts.
•
•
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
Put the 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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Figure 6-1. Chassis: Front and Rear Views
DVD-ROM Drive
Control Panel
Hot-Swap Drive Bays (8)
Power Supply
Mouse/Keyboard
COM Port
VGA Port
USB Ports
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PCI Slot
LAN Ports
Control Panel
The control panel (located on the front of the chassis) must be connected to the
JF1 connector on the serverboard to provide you with system status indications. A
ribbon cable has bundled these wires together to simplify the connection. Connect
the cable from JF1 on the serverboard to the appropriate header on 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 control panel LEDs inform you of system status. See "Chapter 3: System Interface" for details on the LEDs and the control panel buttons. Details on JF1 can
be found in "Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Installation."
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System Cooling
Four 4-cm fans provide the cooling for the system. The SC113M chassis provides
two additional open fan housings, where an additional system fan may be added
for optimal cooling.
It is very important that the chassis top cover is properly installed and making a
good seal in order for the cooling air to circulate properly through the chassis and
cool the components. See Figure 6-2.
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Adding a System Fan
1. Turn off the power to the system and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the chassis cover then remove the dummy fan from the fan tray.
3. 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.
4. Connect the fan wires to the fan header on the serverboard.
5. Power up the system and check that the fan is working properly before replacing the chassis cover.
System Fan Failure
Fan speed is controlled by system temperature via a BIOS setting. If a fan fails,
the remaining fans will ramp up to full speed. Replace any failed fan at your earliest convenience with the same type and model (the system can continue to run
with a failed fan).
The SC113M chassis includes four pre-installed fans. Two additional open slots are
available so that. up to two more fans may be added.
Replacing a System Fan (Figure 6-2)
1. Open the chassis while the system is running to determine which fan has
failed. Never run the server for an extended period of time with the chassis
open.
2. Turn off the power to the system and unplug the power cord.
3. Remove the failed fan's wiring from the fan header on the serverboard.
4. Lift the failed fan from the chassis and pull it completely out.
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.
6. Reconnect the fan wires to the same chassis fan header as the previous fan.
7. Power up the system and check that the fan is working properly before replacing the chassis cover.
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Figure 6-2: Replacing a System Fan
(shown with optional fan installed)
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Drive Bay Installation/Removal
Accessing the Drive Bays
Hard 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 hard drives.
Proceed to the next section for instructions.
DVD-ROM Drive: For installing/removing a DVD-ROM drive, you will need to gain
access to the inside of the system by removing the top cover of the chassis. Proceed
to the "DVD-ROM Drive Installation" section later in this chapter for instructions.
Note: Only a "slim" DVD-ROM drive will fit into the 1025C-M3.
Hard Drive Installation
The hard drives are mounted in drive carriers to simplify their installation and
removal from the chassis. These carriers also help promote proper airflow for
the drive bays. For this reason, even empty carriers without drives installed must
remain in the chassis.
Installing a Hard Drive into a Drive Carrier (Figure 6-3)
1. Insert a drive into the carrier with the PCB side facing down and the connector end toward the rear of the carrier.
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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
!
Warning: Except for short periods of time (swapping hard drives),
do not operate the server with the hard drives empty.
Figure 6-3: Installing a Hard Drive into a Carrier
Removing a Hard Drive (Figure 6-4)
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.
Note: Your operating system must have RAID support to enable the hot-plug capability of the hard drives.
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Figure 6-4. Removing a Hard Drive
2
1
DVD Drive Installation
The SC113M chassis includes a pre-installed DVD-ROM.
Installing or Replacing a DVD-ROM Drive (Figure 6-5)
1. Power down the system and if necessary, remove the server from the rack
and the front bezel from the chassis.
2. Remove the chassis cover.
3. Unplug the drives power and data cables from the serverboard and/or backplane.
4. If you are adding a new drive: Remove the mini-bezel (grate) from the drive
bay The bezel can be removed by pulling out the hard drive beneath the
DVD-ROM, then pulling the mini-bezel forward.
If you are replacing a drive: Locate the locking tab at the rear (left hand side
when viewed from the front) of the DVD-ROM drive. Push the tab toward the
drive and push the drive unit out the front of the chassis.
5. Insert the new drive unit in the slot until the tab locks in place.
6. Reconnect the data and power cables.
7. Replace the chassis cover (replace the server in the rack, if necessary) and
power up the system.
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Figure 6-5. Installing a DVD-ROM Drive
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6-5
Power Supply
The SuperServer 1025C-M3 has a 560 watt power supply, which is auto-switching
capable. This enables it to automatically sense and operate with a 100V to 240V
input voltage.
Power Supply Failure
If the power supply unit fails, the system will shut down and you will need to replace the unit (p/n PWS-562-1H). Replacement units can be ordered directly from
Supermicro (see contact information in the Preface). As there is only one power
supply unit in the SC113M chassis, power must be completely removed from the
server before removing and replacing the power supply unit for whatever reason.
Removing/Replacing the Power Supply (Figure 6-6)
1. Power down the server and unplug the power cord.
2. Push the release tab (on the back of the power supply) as illustrated.
3. Pull the power supply out using the handle provided.
4. Replace the failed power module with the same model.
5. Push the new power supply module into the power bay until you hear a click.
6. Plug the AC power cord back into the module and power up the server.
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Figure 6-6. Removing/Replacing the Power Supply
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Chapter 7
BIOS
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Introduction
This chapter describes the Phoenix BIOS™ Setup utility for the X7DCL-3. 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 Supermicro 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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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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XIDE Primary Master/Slave, SATA Port1, SATA Port2, SATA Port3
and SATA Port4
These settings allow the user to set the parameters of IDE Primary Master/Slave,
SATA Port1 Master/Slave, SATA Port2 Master/Slave, SATA Port3 Master, and
SATA Port4 Master slots. 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.
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CHS Format
The following items will be displayed by the BIOS:
TYPE: This item displays the type of IDE or SATA Device.
Cylinders: This item indicates the status of Cylinders.
Headers: This item indicates the number of headers.
Sectors: This item displays the number of sectors.
Maximum Capacity: This item displays the maximum storage capacity of the
system.
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.
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.
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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 the Windows
2000 OS or a later version.)
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 the Windows OS
environment, use the RAID driver if this feature is set to Enabled. If this item is
set to Disabled, the item-SATA AHCI Enable will be available.) The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
ICH RAID Code Base
Select Intel to enable Intel's SATA RAID firmware to configure Intel's SATA RAID
settings.
SATA AHCI
Select Enable to enable the function of Serial ATA Advanced Host Interface. (Take
caution when using 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.
QuietBoot Mode
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the graphic logo screen during
boot-up.
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 to allow the BIOS to write (cache) data into this reserved
memory area. 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 to allow the BIOS to write (cache) data into this
reserved memory area. 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 area: block
0-512K to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in the Static DROM
(SDROM) or to be written into 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 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 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 (Gigabit- LAN) OPROM
Configure
Select Enabled to allow the system to boot from the GLAN-1 connection or the
GLAN-2 connection. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Reset Configuration Data
If set to Yes, this setting clears the Extended System Configuration Data- (ESCD)
area. The options are Yes and No.
XSlot1 PCI 33MHz, Slot2 PCI 33MHz, Slot3 PCI 33MHz, Slot4 PCI-Exp.
x4, Slot5 PCI-Exp. x8, and Slot6 PCI-Exp. x8
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 Bus Master. A high-priority, highthroughout device may benefit from a greater clock rate. The options are Default,
0020h, 0040h, 0060h, 0080h, 00A0h, 00C0h, and 00E0h. For Unix, Novell and
other Operating Systems, please select the option: other. If a drive fails after
the installation of a new software, you might want to change this setting and
try again. A different OS requires a different Bus Master clock rate.
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.
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 ICH9R 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.
Route Port 80h Cycles to
This feature allows the user to decide which bus to send debug information to. The
options are Disabled, PCI and LPC.
Enabling 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 1
Select Enabled to enable USB Host Controller 1. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
USB Host Controller 2
Select Enabled to enable USB Host Controller 2. 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.
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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 when 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 when 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.
Thermal Management 2 (Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to use Thermal Management 2 (TM2) which will lower CPU voltage
and frequency when the CPU temperature reaches a predefined overheat threshold.
Set to Disabled to use Thermal Manager 1 (TM1), allowing CPU clocking to be
regulated via CPU Internal Clock modulation when the CPU temperature reaches
the overheat threshold.
C1 Enhanced Mode (Available when 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.
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
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and restart the system for the change to take effect. Please refer to Intel’s web site
for detailed information.
Intel EIST Support (Available when 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.
XI/O Device Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
KBC Clock Input
This setting allows you to select clock frequency for KBC. The options are 6MHz,
8MHz, 12MHz, and 16MHz.
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.
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.
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Floppy Disk Controller
This setting allows you to assign control of the floppy disk controller. The options
are Enabled (user defined), Disabled, and Auto (BIOS and OS controlled).
Base I/O Address
This setting allows you to select the base I/O address for the Floppy port. The
options are Primary and Secondary.
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
CPU Temperature Threshold
This option allows the user to set a CPU temperature threshold that will activate the
alarm system when the CPU temperature reaches this pre-set temperature threshold.
The hardcode default setting is 80oC. (The default setting for the Intel 5100 Series
CPU is 75oC and for the 5000 Series CPU is 80oC.) (See below.)
Temperature Monitoring (Available if supported by the CPU)
This function monitors the following PECI (Platform Environment Control Interface)
items:
CPU1 Temperature/CPU1 Second Core/CPU2 Temperature/CPU2 Second
Core/System Temperature
Fan1-Fan6 Speeds: If the feature of Auto Fan Control 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 the fan speed control function to allow the onboard fans to run
at full speed (12V) at all times. 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:
Vcore A:/Vcore B:/-12V/+12V/P1V5/+3.3V/5Vsb/5VDD/P_VTT/Vbat
Note: 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.
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XIPMI (Available only when an IPMI card is installed.)
0IP0M0000I Specification Version: This item displays the current IPMI
Version.
Firmware Version: This item displays the current Firmware Version.
System Event Logging000
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.
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.
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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 (SEL) Log and System Event (SEL) Log
in List Mode. Items include: SEL (System Event Log) Entry Number, SEL Record
ID, SEL Record Type, Time Stamp, Generator ID, SEL Message Revision, Sensor
Type, Sensor Number, SEL Event Type, Event Description, and SEL Event Data.
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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.
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.
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
Drive A: 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.
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
slows system performance considerably.
CPU ID:
CPU socket number for Multi-Processor error.
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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.
I/O device IRQ conflict
I/O device IRQ conflict error.
PS/2 Mouse Boot Summary Screen:
PS/2 Mouse installed.
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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.
Press <F2> to enter Setup
Optional message displayed during POST. Can be turned off in Setup.
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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 Phoenix BIOS. POST
codes are divided into two categories: recoverable and terminal.
Recoverable POST Errors
When a recoverable type of error occurs during POST, the 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. Before doing
so, BIOS 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
17h
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
Initialize cache before memory Auto size
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POST Code Description
18h
8254 timer initialization
1Ah
8237 DMA controller initialization
1Ch
20h
Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller
1-3-1-1 Test DRAM refresh
22h
1-3-1-3 Test 8742 Keyboard Controller
24h
Set ES segment register to 4 GB
28h
29h
Auto size DRAM
Initialize POST Memory Manager
2Ah
Clear 512 kB base RAM
2Ch
1-3-4-1 RAM failure on address line xxxx
2Eh
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
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
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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 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
E7h
Checksum BIOS ROM
Go to BIOS
E8h
E9h
EAh
EBh
ECh
EDh
EEh
EFh
F0h
F1h
F2h
F3h
F4h
F5h
F6h
F7h
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
Processors
Dual 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 8 Mb Flash EEPROM
Memory Capacity
Six (6) DIMM slots to support a maximum up to 48 GB of registered ECC
DDR2-667/533 SDRAM
Note: interleaved memory requires DIMMs to be installed in pairs - refer to Section 5-6 for
details.
SAS Controller
LSI 1068E SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) controller for 8-port SAS (RAID 0, 1,
10 and 5 supported)
Serial ATA Controller
Intel ICH9R on-chip controller for 6-port Serial ATA (RAID 0, 1, and 10 supported,
optional I-button needed for RAID5)
SAS/SATA Drive Bays
Eight (8) hot-swap drive bays to house eight (8) 2.5" SAS or SATA drives
Peripheral Bays
One (1) slim DVD-ROM drive
PCI Expansion
One PCI-Express x8 slot with riser card
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Serverboard
X7DCL-3 (ATX Form Factor)
Dimensions: 12 x 10 in (305 x 254 mm)
Chassis
SC113MTS-560CB (1U Rackmount)
Dimensions: (WxHxD) 17.2 x 1.7 x 20 in. (437 x 43 x 508 mm)
Weight
Gross Weight: 33 lbs. (15 kg.)
System Cooling
Four (4) high performance 4-cm fans
System Input Requirements
AC Input Voltage: 100-240V AC auto-range
Rated Input Current: 6.5A-2.6A max
Rated Input Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
Power Supply
Rated Output Power: 560W (Part# PWS-562-1H)
Rated Output Voltages: +3.3V (20A), +5V (20A), +12V (46.5A), -12V (0.5A),
+5Vsb (4A)
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature: 10º to 35º C (50º to 95º F)
Non-operating Temperature: -40º to 70º C (-40º to 158º F)
Operating Relative Humidity: 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)
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Safety:
EN 60950/IEC 60950-Compliant
UL Listed (USA)
CUL Listed (Canada)
TUV Certified (Germany)
CE Marking (Europe)
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”
Note: please visit our web site for information on supported operating systems
Disclaimer (continued from front)
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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
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