Dell PowerEdge T620 Systems Owner'

Dell PowerEdge T620 Systems
Owner's Manual
Regulatory Model: E17S Series
Regulatory Type: E17S001
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2014 - 07
Rev. A07
Contents
1 About Your System......................................................................................................................9
Front-Panel Features And Indicators—Tower Mode...............................................................................................9
Front-Panel Features And Indicators—Rack Mode............................................................................................... 12
LCD Panel Features.................................................................................................................................................14
Home Screen....................................................................................................................................................15
Setup Menu...................................................................................................................................................... 15
View Menu....................................................................................................................................................... 15
Hard-Drive Indicator Patterns................................................................................................................................ 16
Back-Panel Features And Indicators..................................................................................................................... 17
NIC Indicator Codes................................................................................................................................................19
Power Indicator Codes........................................................................................................................................... 19
Other Information You May Need...........................................................................................................................21
2 Using The System Setup And Boot Manager.......................................................................22
Choosing The System Boot Mode.......................................................................................................................... 22
Entering System Setup............................................................................................................................................23
Responding To Error Messages.......................................................................................................................23
Using The System Setup Navigation Keys....................................................................................................... 23
System Setup Options.............................................................................................................................................24
System Setup Main Screen..............................................................................................................................24
System BIOS Screen........................................................................................................................................ 24
System Information Screen..............................................................................................................................24
Memory Settings Screen................................................................................................................................. 25
Processor Settings Screen.............................................................................................................................. 25
SATA Settings Screen......................................................................................................................................27
Boot Settings Screen....................................................................................................................................... 27
Integrated Devices Screen.............................................................................................................................. 27
Serial Communications Screen........................................................................................................................28
System Profile Settings Screen........................................................................................................................29
System Security Screen...................................................................................................................................30
Miscellaneous Settings....................................................................................................................................31
System And Setup Password Features.................................................................................................................. 31
Assigning A System And/Or Setup Password..................................................................................................32
Deleting Or Changing An Existing System And/Or Setup Password................................................................32
Using Your System Password To Secure Your System....................................................................................33
Operating With A Setup Password Enabled.................................................................................................... 33
Entering The UEFI Boot Manager........................................................................................................................... 34
Using The Boot Manager Navigation Keys...................................................................................................... 34
Boot Manager Screen......................................................................................................................................34
UEFI Boot Menu............................................................................................................................................... 35
Embedded System Management............................................................................................................................35
iDRAC Settings Utility..............................................................................................................................................35
Entering The iDRAC Settings Utility..................................................................................................................35
Changing The Thermal Settings....................................................................................................................... 36
3 Installing System Components................................................................................................37
Recommended Tools.............................................................................................................................................. 37
Front Bezel (Optional)............................................................................................................................................. 37
Installing The Front Bezel.................................................................................................................................37
Removing The Front Bezel................................................................................................................................38
System Feet—Tower Mode....................................................................................................................................38
Removing The System Feet.............................................................................................................................. 38
Installing The System Feet............................................................................................................................... 39
Wheel Assembly (Optional)—Tower Mode............................................................................................................39
Installing The Wheel Assembly........................................................................................................................39
Removing The Wheel Assembly.......................................................................................................................40
Opening And Closing The System...........................................................................................................................41
Opening The System........................................................................................................................................ 41
Closing The System.......................................................................................................................................... 42
Inside The System...................................................................................................................................................42
Bezel Blank............................................................................................................................................................. 43
Removing The Bezel Blank...............................................................................................................................43
Installing The Bezel Blank................................................................................................................................44
Cooling Shroud....................................................................................................................................................... 44
Removing The Cooling Shroud......................................................................................................................... 45
Installing The Cooling Shroud.......................................................................................................................... 45
System Memory......................................................................................................................................................46
General Memory Module Installation Guidelines............................................................................................ 48
Mode-Specific Guidelines................................................................................................................................48
Sample Memory Configuration Table...............................................................................................................49
Removing Memory Modules............................................................................................................................ 52
Installing Memory Modules............................................................................................................................. 53
Flex Bays.................................................................................................................................................................53
Removing A Flex Bay........................................................................................................................................54
Installing A Flex Bay.........................................................................................................................................54
Hard Drives............................................................................................................................................................. 55
Removing A 2.5 Inch Hard-Drive Blank............................................................................................................ 55
Installing A 2.5 Inch Hard-Drive Blank............................................................................................................. 55
Removing A 3.5 Inch Hard-Drive Blank............................................................................................................ 56
Installing A 3.5 Inch Hard-Drive Blank............................................................................................................. 56
Removing A Hot-Swap Hard Drive................................................................................................................... 56
Installing A Hot-Swap Hard Drive.................................................................................................................... 57
Removing A Hard Drive From A Hard-Drive Carrier.........................................................................................58
Installing A Hard Drive Into A Hard-Drive Carrier............................................................................................58
Slim Optical Drive Blank......................................................................................................................................... 58
Removing The Slim Optical Drive Blank...........................................................................................................59
Installing The Slim Optical Drive Blank............................................................................................................ 59
Optical Drives And Tape Drives..............................................................................................................................59
Removing The Optical Drive Or Tape Drive......................................................................................................60
Installing The Optical Drive Or Tape Drive.......................................................................................................63
Cooling Fans............................................................................................................................................................63
Removing A Cooling Fan...................................................................................................................................63
Installing A Cooling Fan....................................................................................................................................64
Removing The Cooling-Fan Assembly (Optional)............................................................................................. 65
Installing The Cooling-Fan Assembly (Optional).............................................................................................. 66
Internal USB Memory Key (Optional)..................................................................................................................... 66
Replacing The Internal USB Key...................................................................................................................... 66
PCIe Card Holder.................................................................................................................................................... 67
Removing The PCIe Card Holder...................................................................................................................... 67
Installing The PCIe Card Holder....................................................................................................................... 68
GPU Card Holder (Optional).................................................................................................................................... 68
Removing The GPU Card Holder...................................................................................................................... 68
Installing The GPU Card Holder........................................................................................................................69
Expansion Cards..................................................................................................................................................... 70
Expansion Card Installation Guidelines............................................................................................................70
GPU Card Installation Guidelines..................................................................................................................... 71
Removing An Expansion Card.......................................................................................................................... 71
Installing An Expansion Card........................................................................................................................... 72
Removing A GPU Card......................................................................................................................................73
Installing A GPU Card.......................................................................................................................................74
SD vFlash Card........................................................................................................................................................75
Replacing An SD vFlash Card...........................................................................................................................75
Internal Dual SD Module........................................................................................................................................ 75
Removing An Internal Dual SD Module............................................................................................................76
Installing An Internal Dual SD Module.............................................................................................................76
Internal SD Card..................................................................................................................................................... 77
Removing An Internal SD Card.........................................................................................................................77
Installing An Internal SD Card..........................................................................................................................77
Processors..............................................................................................................................................................77
Removing A Processor.....................................................................................................................................78
Installing A Processor...................................................................................................................................... 81
Power Supplies.......................................................................................................................................................82
Hot Spare Feature............................................................................................................................................ 83
Removing An AC Power Supply....................................................................................................................... 83
Installing An AC Power Supply........................................................................................................................ 84
Wiring Instructions For A DC Power Supply.................................................................................................... 85
Removing A DC Power Supply......................................................................................................................... 87
Installing A DC Power Supply.......................................................................................................................... 88
Removing The Power Supply Blank................................................................................................................. 89
Installing The Power Supply Blank.................................................................................................................. 89
Power Interposer Board And Power Distribution Board........................................................................................89
Removing The Power Interposer Board...........................................................................................................89
Removing The Power Distribution Board.........................................................................................................90
Installing The Power Distribution Board.......................................................................................................... 91
Installing The Power Interposer Board............................................................................................................91
System Battery....................................................................................................................................................... 92
Replacing The System Battery.........................................................................................................................92
Hard-Drive Backplane............................................................................................................................................ 93
Removing The Hard-Drive Backplane..............................................................................................................93
Installing The Hard-Drive Backplane............................................................................................................. 111
System Top Cover................................................................................................................................................. 111
Removing The System Top Cover...................................................................................................................111
Installing The System Top Cover....................................................................................................................112
System Left Side Cover.........................................................................................................................................112
Removing The System Left Side Cover...........................................................................................................112
Installing The System Left Side Cover............................................................................................................113
Control Panel........................................................................................................................................................ 113
Removing The Control Panel—Tower Mode................................................................................................. 114
Installing The Control Panel—Tower Mode.................................................................................................. 115
Removing The Control Panel—Rack Mode....................................................................................................115
Installing The Control Panel—Rack Mode.....................................................................................................117
Removing The Control-Panel Board...............................................................................................................117
Installing The Control-Panel Board................................................................................................................118
LCD Module.......................................................................................................................................................... 118
Removing The LCD Module—Tower Mode................................................................................................... 119
Installing The LCD Module—Tower Mode.................................................................................................... 119
Removing The LCD Module—Rack Mode......................................................................................................120
Installing The LCD Module—Rack Mode.......................................................................................................121
VGA Module..........................................................................................................................................................121
Removing The VGA Module........................................................................................................................... 121
Installing The VGA Module.............................................................................................................................122
System Board........................................................................................................................................................122
Removing The System Board......................................................................................................................... 122
Installing The System Board.......................................................................................................................... 124
4 Troubleshooting Your System............................................................................................... 125
Safety First—For You And Your System............................................................................................................... 125
Troubleshooting System Startup Failure.............................................................................................................. 125
Troubleshooting External Connections.................................................................................................................125
Troubleshooting The Video Subsystem................................................................................................................ 125
Troubleshooting A USB Device............................................................................................................................ 125
Troubleshooting A Serial I/O Device.................................................................................................................... 126
Troubleshooting A NIC..........................................................................................................................................126
Troubleshooting A Wet System............................................................................................................................ 126
Troubleshooting A Damaged System................................................................................................................... 127
Troubleshooting The System Battery................................................................................................................... 128
Troubleshooting Power Supplies..........................................................................................................................128
Troubleshooting Cooling Problems.......................................................................................................................128
Troubleshooting Cooling Fans.............................................................................................................................. 129
Troubleshooting System Memory.........................................................................................................................129
Troubleshooting An Internal USB Key..................................................................................................................130
Troubleshooting An SD Card................................................................................................................................ 130
Troubleshooting An Optical Drive.........................................................................................................................131
Troubleshooting A Hard Drive.............................................................................................................................. 131
Troubleshooting Expansion Cards........................................................................................................................ 132
Troubleshooting Processors.................................................................................................................................132
5 Using System Diagnostics..................................................................................................... 133
Dell Online Diagnostics.........................................................................................................................................133
Dell Embedded System Diagnostics..................................................................................................................... 133
When To Use The Embedded System Diagnostics........................................................................................ 133
Running The Embedded System Diagnostics.................................................................................................133
System Diagnostic Controls........................................................................................................................... 134
6 Jumpers And Connectors...................................................................................................... 135
System Board Jumper Settings............................................................................................................................ 135
System Board Connectors....................................................................................................................................136
Disabling A Forgotten Password.......................................................................................................................... 138
7 Technical Specifications....................................................................................................... 139
8 System Messages...................................................................................................................145
LCD Messages......................................................................................................................................................145
Viewing LCD Messages................................................................................................................................. 145
Removing LCD Messages...............................................................................................................................145
System Error Messages........................................................................................................................................145
Warning Messages...............................................................................................................................................161
Diagnostic Messages........................................................................................................................................... 161
Alert Messages.....................................................................................................................................................161
9 Getting Help..............................................................................................................................162
Contacting Dell..................................................................................................................................................... 162
About Your System
1
Front-Panel Features And Indicators—Tower Mode
Figure 1. Front-Panel Features and Indicators—2.5 Inch Hard-Drive Chassis
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Figure 2. Front-Panel Features and Indicators—3.5 Inch Hard-Drive Chassis
Item
Indicator, Button, or
Connector
1
Optical drive (optional)
One optional SATA DVD-ROM drive or DVD+/-RW drive.
2
vFlash media card slot
Allows you to insert a vFlash media card.
3
Power-on indicator, power
button
The power-on indicator lights when the system power is
on. The power button controls the power supply output to
the system.
10
Icon
Description
Item
Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon
Description
NOTE: On ACPI-compliant operating systems, turning
off the system using the power button causes the
system to perform a graceful shutdown before
power to the system is turned off.
4
NMI button
Used to troubleshoot software and device driver errors
when running certain operating systems. This button can
be pressed using the end of a paper clip.
Use this button only if directed to do so by qualified
support personnel or by the operating system
documentation.
5
System identification button
The identification buttons on the front and back panels
can be used to locate a particular system within a rack.
When one of these buttons is pressed, the LCD panel on
the front and the system status indicator on the back flash
until one of the buttons is pressed again.
Press to toggle the system ID on and off.
If the system stops responding during POST, press and
hold the system ID button for more than five seconds to
enter BIOS progress mode.
To reset iDRAC (if not disabled in F2 iDRAC setup) press
and hold for more than 15 seconds.
6
LCD menu buttons
Allows you to navigate the control panel LCD menu.
7
Information tag
A slide-out label panel, which allows you to record system
information such as Service Tag, NIC, MAC address, and
so on as per your need.
8
LCD panel
Displays system ID, status information, and system error
messages. The LCD lights blue during normal system
operation. The LCD lights amber when the system needs
attention, and the LCD panel displays an error code
followed by descriptive text.
NOTE: If the system is connected to a power source
and an error is detected, the LCD lights amber
regardless of whether the system is turned on or off.
9, 10
USB connectors (2)
11
Hard drives
Allows you to connect USB devices to the system. The
ports are USB 2.0-compliant.
3.5 inch harddrive systems
Up to twelve 3.5 inch hotswappable hard drives.
Up to four Dell PowerEdge
Express Flash devices (PCIe
SSDs).
2.5 inch harddrive systems
Up to thirty two 2.5 inch hotswappable hard drives.
11
Item
Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon
Description
Up to four PCIe SSDs.
NOTE: In systems
supporting S110 Software
RAID configuration, harddrive slots 4 through 7 do
not support any hard drives
and are installed with harddrive blanks.
Front-Panel Features And Indicators—Rack Mode
Figure 3. Front-Panel Features and Indicators—2.5 Inch Hard-Drive Chassis
NOTE: If your system is a rack, it comes preconfigured with the rack ears and does not have the system feet.
Item
Indicator, Button, or
Connector
1, 11
USB connectors (2)
Allows you to connect USB devices to the system. The
ports are USB 2.0-compliant.
2
Optical drive (optional)
One optional SATA DVD-ROM drive or DVD+/-RW drive.
3
Hard-drive bay
12
Icon
Description
3.5 inch harddrive systems
Up to twelve 3.5 inch hotswappable hard drives.
Item
Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon
Description
Up to four Dell PowerEdge
Express Flash devices (PCIe
SSDs).
2.5 inch harddrive systems
Up to thirty two 2.5 inch hotswappable hard drives.
Up to four PCIe SSDs.
NOTE: In systems
supporting S110 Software
RAID configuration, harddrive slots 4 through 7 do
not support any hard drives
and are installed with harddrive blanks.
4
LCD panel
Displays system ID, status information, and system error
messages. The LCD lights blue during normal system
operation. The LCD lights amber when the system needs
attention, and the LCD panel displays an error code
followed by descriptive text.
NOTE: If the system is connected to a power source
and an error is detected, the LCD lights amber
regardless of whether the system is turned on or off.
5
LCD menu buttons
Allows you to navigate the control panel LCD menu.
6
vFlash media card slot
Allows you to insert a vFlash media card.
7
Power-on indicator, power
button
The power-on indicator lights when the system power is
on. The power button controls the power supply output to
the system.
NOTE: On ACPI-compliant operating systems, turning
off the system using the power button causes the
system to perform a graceful shutdown before
power to the system is turned off.
8
NMI button
Used to troubleshoot software and device driver errors
when running certain operating systems. This button can
be pressed using the end of a paper clip.
Use this button only if directed to do so by qualified
support personnel or by the operating system
documentation.
9
System identification button
The identification buttons on the front and back panels
can be used to locate a particular system within a rack.
When one of these buttons is pressed, the LCD panel on
13
Item
Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon
Description
the front and the system status indicator on the back flash
until one of the buttons is pressed again.
Press to toggle the system ID on and off.
If the system stops responding during POST, press and
hold the system ID button for more than five seconds to
enter BIOS progress mode.
To reset iDRAC (if not disabled in F2 iDRAC setup) press
and hold for more than 15 seconds.
10
Information tag
A slide-out label panel, which allows you to record system
information such as Service Tag, NIC, MAC address, and
so on as per your need.
12
VGA connector
Allows you to connect a video input.
LCD Panel Features
The system's LCD panel provides system information and status and error messages to indicate when the system is
operating correctly or when the system needs attention. See System Error Messages for information about specific
error codes.
•
•
The LCD backlight lights blue during normal operating conditions and lights amber to indicate an error condition.
The LCD backlight is off when the system is in standby mode and can be turned on by pressing either the Select,
Left, or Right button on the LCD panel.
The LCD backlight remains off if LCD messaging is turned off through the iDRAC utility, the LCD panel, or other tools.
•
Figure 4. LCD Panel Features
Item
Button
Description
1
Left
Moves the cursor back in one-step
increments.
2
Select
Selects the menu item highlighted by
the cursor.
3
Right
Moves the cursor forward in one-step
increments.
During message scrolling:
•
•
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Press once to increase scrolling
speed
Press again to stop
Item
Button
Description
•
•
Press again to return to default
scrolling speed
Press again to repeat the cycle
Home Screen
The Home screen displays user-configurable information about the system. This screen is displayed during normal
system operation when there are no status messages or errors. When the system is in standby mode, the LCD backlight
turns off after five minutes of inactivity if there are no error messages. Press one of the three navigation buttons (Select,
Left, or Right) to view the Home screen.
To navigate to the Home screen from another menu, continue to select the up arrow
displayed, and then select the Home icon.
until the Home icon
is
From the Home screen, press the Select button to enter the main menu.
Setup Menu
NOTE: When you select an option in the Setup menu, you must confirm the option before proceeding to the next
action.
Option
Description
iDRAC
Select DHCP or Static IP to configure the network mode. If Static IP is selected, the available
fields are IP, Subnet (Sub), and Gateway (Gtw). Select Setup DNS to enable DNS and to view
domain addresses. Two separate DNS entries are available.
Set error
Select SEL to display LCD error messages in a format that matches the IPMI description in the
SEL. This is useful when trying to match an LCD message with an SEL entry.
Select Simple to display LCD error messages in a simplified user-friendly description. See
System Error Messages for a list of messages in this format.
Set home
Select the default information to be displayed on the LCD Home screen. See View Menu to see
the options and option items that can be set as the default on the Home screen.
View Menu
NOTE: When you select an option in the View menu, you must confirm the option before proceeding to the next
action.
Option
Description
iDRAC IP
Displays the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses for the iDRAC7. Addresses include DNS (Primary and
Secondary), Gateway, IP, and Subnet (IPv6 does not have Subnet).
MAC
Displays the MAC addresses for iDRAC, iSCSI, or Network devices.
Name
Displays the name of the Host, Model, or User String for the system
Number
Displays the Asset tag or the Service tag for the system.
Power
Displays the power output of the system in BTU/hr or Watts. The display format can be
configured in the Set home submenu of the Setup menu.
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Option
Description
Temperature
Displays the temperature of the system in Celsius or Fahrenheit. The display format can be
configured in the Set home submenu of the Setup menu.
Hard-Drive Indicator Patterns
Figure 5. Hard-Drive Indicators
1.
hard-drive activity indicator (green)
2.
hard-drive status indicator (green and amber)
NOTE: If the hard drive is in Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) mode, the status indicator (on the right
side) does not function and remains off.
Drive-Status
Indicator Pattern
(RAID Only)
Condition
Blinks green two
times per second
Identifying drive or preparing for removal
Off
Drive ready for insertion or removal
NOTE: The drive status indicator remains off until all hard drives are initialized after the
system is turned on. Drives are not ready for insertion or removal during this time.
Blinks green, amber,
and off
Predicted drive failure
Blinks amber four
times per second
Drive failed
Blinks green slowly
Drive rebuilding
Steady green
Drive online
Blinks green three
Rebuild aborted
seconds, amber three
seconds, and off six
seconds
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Back-Panel Features And Indicators
Figure 6. Back-Panel Features and Indicators
Item
Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon
Description
1
PCIe expansion card slots
(4) (processor 1)
Allows you to connect up to two PCI Express expansion
cards and two PERC cards.
2, 3
Ethernet connectors
Two integrated 10/100/1000 Mbps NIC connectors.
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Item
Indicator, Button, or
Connector
4
System identification button
Icon
Description
The identification buttons on the front and back panels
can be used to locate a particular system within a rack.
When one of these buttons is pressed, the LCD panel on
the front and the system status indicator on the back flash
until one of the buttons is pressed again.
Press to toggle the system ID on and off.
If the system stops responding during POST, press and
hold the system ID button for more than five seconds to
enter the BIOS progress mode.
To reset iDRAC (if not disabled in F2 iDRAC setup), press
and hold for more than 15 seconds.
5
System identification
connector
Allows you to connect the optional system status indicator
assembly through the optional cable management arm.
6
iDRAC Enterprise port
Dedicated management port.
NOTE: The port is available for use only if the iDRAC
Enterprise license is installed on your system.
7
Power supply (PSU1)
AC
495 W, 750 W, or 1100 W
or
DC
1100 W
8
USB connectors (6)
Allows you to connect USB devices to the system. The
ports are USB 2.0-compliant.
9
Video connector
Allows you to connect a VGA display to the system.
10
Serial connector
Allows you to connect a serial device to the system.
11
Power supply (PSU2)
AC
495 W, 750 W, or 1100 W
or
DC
12
18
PCIe expansion card slots
full height (3) (processor 2)
1100 W
Connects up to three full-height PCI Express expansion
cards.
NIC Indicator Codes
Figure 7. NIC Indicator
1.
link indicator
2.
activity indicator
Indicator
Indicator Code
Link and activity
indicators are off
The NIC is not connected to the network.
Link indicator is
green
The NIC is connected to a valid network at its maximum port speed (1 Gbps or 10 Gbps).
Link indicator is
amber
The NIC is connected to a valid network at less than its maximum port speed.
Activity indicator is
blinking green
Network data is being sent or received.
Power Indicator Codes
Each AC power supply has an illuminated translucent handle and each DC power supply has an LED that serves as an
indicator to show whether power is present or whether a power fault has occurred.
Figure 8. AC Power Supply Status Indicator
1.
AC power supply status indicator/handle
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Figure 9. DC Power Supply Status Indicator
1.
DC power supply status indicator
Power Indicator
Pattern
Condition
Not lit
Power is not connected.
Green
The handle/LED indicator lights green indicating that a valid power source is connected to the
power supply and that the power supply is operational.
Flashing amber
Indicates a problem with the power supply.
CAUTION: When correcting a power supply mismatch, replace only the power supply
with the flashing indicator. Swapping the opposite power supply to make a matched pair
can result in an error condition and unexpected system shutdown. To change from a High
Output configuration to a Low Output configuration or vice versa, you must power down
the system.
CAUTION: AC power supplies support both 220 V and 110 V input voltages with the
exception of Titanium power supplies, which support only 220 V. When two identical
power supplies receive different input voltages, they can output different wattages, and
trigger a mismatch.
CAUTION: If two power supplies are used, they must be of the same type and have the
same maximum output power.
CAUTION: Combining AC and DC power supplies is not supported and triggers a
mismatch.
Flashing green
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When hot-adding a power supply, this indicates that the power supply is mismatched with the
other power supply (in terms of efficiency, feature set, health status, and supported voltage).
Replace the power supply that has the flashing indicator with a power supply that matches the
capacity of the other installed power supply.
Other Information You May Need
WARNING: See the safety and regulatory information that shipped with your system. Warranty information may be
included within this document or as a separate document.
•
The Getting Started Guide provides an overview of setting up your system, and technical specifications. This
document is available online at www.dell.com/support/manuals.
•
The rack documentation included with your rack solution describes how to install your system into a rack, if
required.
•
Any media that ships with your system that provides documentation and tools for configuring and managing your
system, including those pertaining to the operating system, system management software, system updates, and
system components that you purchased with your system.
•
For the full name of an abbreviation or acronym used in this document, see the Glossary at www.dell.com/support/
manuals.
NOTE: Always check for updates on www.dell.com/support/manuals and read the updates first because they
often supersede information in other documents.
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Using The System Setup And Boot Manager
2
System Setup enables you to manage your system hardware and specify BIOS-level options.
The following keystrokes provide access to system features during startup:
Keystroke
Description
<F2>
Enters the System Setup.
<F10>
Enters System Services, which opens the Dell Lifecycle
Controller 2 (LC2). The Dell LC2 supports systems
management features such as operating system
deployment, hardware diagnostics, platform updates, and
platform configuration, using a graphical user interface.
The exact LC2 feature set is determined by the iDRAC
license purchased. For more information, see the Dell LC2
documentation.
<F11>
Enters the BIOS Boot Manager or the Unified Extensible
Firmware Interface (UEFI) Boot Manager, depending on
the system's boot configuration
.
<F12>
Starts Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) boot.
From the System Setup, you can:
•
Change the NVRAM settings after you add or remove hardware
•
View the system hardware configuration
•
Enable or disable integrated devices
•
Set performance and power management thresholds
•
Manage system security
You can access the System Setup using the:
•
Standard graphical browser, which is enabled by default
•
Text browser, which is enabled using Console Redirection
To enable Console Redirection, in System Setup, select System BIOS → Serial Communication screen → Serial
Communication, select On with Console Redirection.
NOTE: By default, help text for the selected field is displayed in the graphical browser. To view the help text in the
text browser, press <F1>.
Choosing The System Boot Mode
System Setup enables you to specify the boot mode for installing your operating system:
•
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BIOS boot mode (the default) is the standard BIOS-level boot interface.
•
UEFI boot mode is an enhanced 64-bit boot interface based on Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
specifications that overlays the system BIOS.
You must select the boot mode in the Boot Mode field of the Boot Settings screen of System Setup. Once you specify the
boot mode, the system boots in the specified boot mode and you then proceed to install your operating system from that
mode. Thereafter, you must boot the system in the same boot mode (BIOS or UEFI) to access the installed operating
system. Trying to boot the operating system from the other boot mode will cause the system to halt at startup.
NOTE: Operating systems must be UEFI-compatible to be installed from the UEFI boot mode. DOS and 32-bit
operating systems do not support UEFI and can only be installed from the BIOS boot mode.
NOTE: For the latest information on supported operating systems, go to dell.com/ossupport.
Entering System Setup
1.
Turn on or restart your system.
2.
Press <F2> immediately after you see the following message:
<F2> = System Setup
If your operating system begins to load before you press <F2>, allow the system to finish booting, and then restart
your system and try again.
Responding To Error Messages
If an error message is displayed while the system is booting, make a note of the message. For more information, see
System Error Messages.
NOTE: After installing a memory upgrade, it is normal for your system to display a message the first time you start
your system.
Using The System Setup Navigation Keys
Keys
Action
Up arrow
Moves to the previous field.
Down arrow
Moves to the next field.
<Enter>
Allows you to type in a value in the selected field (if applicable) or follow the link in the field.
Spacebar
Expands or collapses a drop-down menu, if applicable.
<Tab>
Moves to the next focus area.
NOTE: For the standard graphics browser only.
<Esc>
Moves to the previous page till you view the main screen. Pressing <Esc> in the main screen
displays a message that prompts you to save any unsaved changes and restarts the system.
<F1>
Displays the System Setup help file.
NOTE: For most of the options, any changes that you make are recorded but do not take
effect until you restart the system.
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System Setup Options
System Setup Main Screen
NOTE: Press <Alt><F> to reset the BIOS or UEFI settings to their default settings.
Menu Item
Description
System BIOS
This option is used to view and configure BIOS settings.
iDRAC Settings
This option is used to view and configure iDRAC settings.
Device Settings
This option is used to view and configure device settings.
System BIOS Screen
NOTE: The options for System Setup change based on the system configuration.
NOTE: System Setup defaults are listed under their respective options in the following sections, where applicable.
Menu Item
Description
System Information
Displays information about the system such as the system model name, BIOS version, Service
Tag, and so on.
Memory Settings
Displays information and options related to installed memory.
Processor Settings
Displays information and options related to the processor such as speed, cache size, and so
on.
SATA Settings
Displays options to enable or disable the integrated SATA controller and ports.
Boot Settings
Displays options to specify the boot mode (BIOS or UEFI). Enables you to modify UEFI and BIOS
boot settings.
Integrated Devices
Displays options to enable or disable integrated device controllers and ports, and to specify
related features and options.
Serial Communication Displays options to enable or disable the serial ports and specify related features and options.
System Profile
Settings
Displays options to change the processor power management settings, memory frequency,
and so on.
System Security
Displays options to configure the system security settings like, system password, setup
password, TPM security, and so on. It also enables or disables support for local BIOS update,
the power and NMI buttons on the system.
Miscellaneous
Settings
Displays options to change the system date, time, and so on.
System Information Screen
Menu Item
Description
System Model Name
Displays the system model name.
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Menu Item
Description
System BIOS Version Displays the BIOS version installed on the system.
System Service Tag
Displays the system Service Tag.
System Manufacturer Displays the name of system manufacturer.
System Manufacturer Displays the contact information of the system manufacturer.
Contact Information
Memory Settings Screen
Menu Item
Description
System Memory Size
Displays the amount of memory installed in the system.
System Memory Type Displays the type of memory installed in the system.
System Memory
Speed
Displays the system memory speed.
System Memory
Voltage
Displays the system memory voltage.
Video Memory
Displays the amount of video memory.
System Memory
Testing
Specifies whether system memory tests are run during system boot. Options are Enabled and
Disabled. By default, the System Memory Testing option is set to Disabled.
Memory Operating
Mode
Specifies the memory operating mode. The options available depending on the memory
configuration of your system are Optimizer Mode, Advanced ECC Mode, Mirror Mode, Spare
Mode, Spare with Advanced ECC Mode, and Dell Fault Resilient Mode. By default, the Memory
Operating Mode option is set to Optimizer Mode.
NOTE: The Memory Operating Mode can have different defaults and available options
based on the memory configuration.
NOTE: The Dell Fault Resilient Mode establishes an area of memory that is fault resilient.
This mode can be used by an operating system that supports the feature to load critical
applications or enables the operating system kernel to maximize system availability.
Node Interleaving
If this field is Enabled, memory interleaving is supported if a symmetric memory configuration is
installed. If Disabled, the system supports Non-Uniform Memory architecture (NUMA)
(asymmetric) memory configurations. By default, Node Interleaving option is set to Disabled.
Serial Debug Output
By default, it is set to disabled.
Processor Settings Screen
Menu Item
Description
Logical Processor
Allows you to enable or disable logical processors and display the number of logical
processors. If the Logical Processor option is set to Enabled, the BIOS displays all the logical
processors. If this option is set to Disabled, the BIOS only displays one logical processor per
core. By default, the Logical Processor option is set to Enabled.
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Menu Item
Description
QPI Speed
Allows you to set the QuickPath Interconnect data rate settings. By default, the QPI Speed
option is set to Maximum data rate.
NOTE: The QPI speed option displays only when both the processors are installed.
Alternate RTID
(Requestor
Transaction ID)
Setting
Allows you to allocate more RTIDs to the remote socket increasing cache performance
between the sockets or work in normal mode for NUMA. By default, the Alternate RTID
(Requestor Transaction ID) Setting is set to Disabled.
Virtualization
Technology
Allows you to enable or disable the additional hardware capabilities provided for virtualization.
By default, the Virtualization Technology option is set to Enabled.
Adjacent Cache Line
Prefetch
Allows you to optimize the system for applications that require high utilization of sequential
memory access. By default, the Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch option is set to Enabled. You can
disable this option for applications that require high utilization of random memory access.
Hardware Prefetcher Allows you to enable or disable hardware prefetcher. By default, the Hardware Prefetcher
option is set to Enabled.
DCU Streamer
Prefetcher
Allows you to enable or disable Data Cache Unit streamer prefetcher. By default, the DCU
Streamer Prefetcher option is set to Enabled.
DCU IP Prefetcher
Allows you to enable or disable Data Cache Unit IP prefetcher. By default, the DCU IP
Prefetcher option is set to Enabled.
Execute Disable
Allows you enable or disable execute disable memory protection technology. By default, the
Execute Disable option is set to Enabled.
Logical Processor
Idling
Allows you to enable or disable the OS capability to put logical processors in the idling state in
order to reduce power consumption. By default, the option is set to Disabled.
Number of Cores per
Processor
Allows you to control the number of enabled cores in each processor. By default, the Number
of Cores per Processor option is set to All.
Processor 64-bit
Support
Specifies if the processor(s) support 64-bit extensions.
Processor Core
Speed
Displays the maximum core frequency of the processor.
Processor Bus Speed Displays the bus speed of the processors.
NOTE: The processor bus speed option displays only when both the processors are
installed.
Processor 1
NOTE: The following settings are displayed for each processor installed in the system.
Family-ModelStepping
Displays the family, model and stepping of the processor as defined by Intel.
Brand
Displays the brand name reported by the processor.
Level 2 Cache
Displays the total L2 cache.
Level 3 Cache
Displays the total L3 cache.
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Menu Item
Description
Number of Cores
Displays the number of cores per processor.
SATA Settings Screen
Menu Item
Description
Embedded SATA
Allows the embedded SATA to be set to Off, ATA, AHCI, or RAID modes. By default, the
Embedded SATA option is set to AHCI.
Port E
Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to SATA port E. Off disables BIOS support
for the device. By default, Port E is set to Auto.
Port F
Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to SATA port F. Off disables BIOS support
for the device. By default, Port F is set to Auto.
Boot Settings Screen
Menu Item
Description
Boot Mode
Allows you to set the boot mode of the system.
CAUTION: Switching the boot mode may prevent the system from booting if the operating
system is not installed in the same boot mode.
If the operating system supports UEFI, you can set this option to UEFI. Setting this field to BIOS
allows compatibility with non-UEFI operating systems. By default, the Boot Mode option is set
to BIOS.
NOTE: Setting this field to UEFI disables BIOS Boot Settings menu. Setting this field to
BIOS disables the UEFI Boot Settings menu.
Boot Sequence Retry Allows you to enable or disable the boot sequence retry feature. If this field is enabled and the
system fails to boot, the system reattempts the boot sequence after 30 seconds. By default, the
Boot Sequence Retry option is set to Disabled.
BIOS Boot Settings
Allows you to enable or disable BIOS Boot options.
NOTE: This option is enabled only if the boot mode is BIOS.
UEFI Boot Settings
Allows you to enable or disable UEFI Boot options. The Boot options include IPv4 PXE and IPv6
PXE. By default, the UEFI PXE boot protocol is set to IPv4.
NOTE: This option is enabled only if the boot mode is UEFI.
One-Time Boot
Allows you to enable or disable a one-time boot from a selected device.
Integrated Devices Screen
Menu Item
Description
Integrated RAID
Controller
Allows you to enable or disable the integrated RAID controller. By default, the Integrated RAID
Controller option is set to Enabled.
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Menu Item
Description
User Accessible USB Allows you enable or disable the user accessible USB ports. Selecting Only Back Ports On
Ports
disables the front USB ports and selecting All Ports Off disables both front and back USB ports.
By default, the User Accessible USB Ports option is set to All Ports On.
Internal USB Port
Allows you to enable or disable the internal USB port. By default, the Internal USB Port option
is set to On.
Internal SD Card Port Enables or disables the system’s internal SD card port. By default, Internal SD Card Port option
is set to On.
NOTE: This option is displayed only if IDSDM is installed on the system board.
Internal SD Card
Redundancy
If set to Mirror mode, data is written on both SD cards. If any one of the SD card fails, data is
written to the active SD card. Data from this card is copied to the replacement SD card at the
next boot. By default, Internal SD Card Redundancy option is set to Mirror.
NOTE: This option is displayed only if IDSDM is installed on the system board.
Integrated Network
Card 1
Allows you to enable or disable the integrated network card 1. By default, the Integrated
Network Card 1 option is set to Enabled.
OS Watchdog Timer
Allows you to enable or disable the OS watchdog timer. When this field is enabled, the
operating system initializes the timer and the OS watchdog timer helps in recovering the
operating system. By default, the OS Watchdog Timer option is set to Disabled.
Embedded Video
Controller
Allows you to enable or disable the Embedded Video Controller. By default, the embedded
video controller is Enabled.
SR-IOV Global Enable Allows you to enable or disable the BIOS configuration of Single Root I/O Virtualization (SRIOV) devices. By default, the SR-IOV Global Enable option is set to Disabled.
Slot Disablement
Allows you to enable or disable available PCIe slots on your system. The Slot Disablement
feature controls the configuration of PCIe cards installed in the specified slot.
CAUTION: Slot disablement must be used only when the installed peripheral card is
preventing booting into the Operating System or causing delays in system startup. If the
slot is disabled, both the Option ROM and UEFI driver are disabled.
Memory Mapped I/O
above 4 GB
Allows you to enable support for PCIe devices that require large amounts of memory. By
default, the option is set to Enabled.
Serial Communications Screen
Menu Item
Description
Serial Communication Allows you to select serial communication devices (Serial Device 1 and Serial Device 2) in the
BIOS. BIOS console redirection can also be enabled and the port address used can be
specified. By default, Serial Communication option is set to On without Console Redirection.
Serial Port Address
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Allows you to set the port address for serial devices. By default, the Serial Port Address option
is set to Serial Device 1=COM2, Serial Device 2=COM1.
Menu Item
Description
NOTE: Only Serial Device 2 can be used for Serial Over LAN (SOL). To use console
redirection by SOL, configure the same port address for console redirection and the serial
device.
External Serial
Connector
Allows you to associate the external serial connector to serial device 1, serial device 2, or
remote access device. By default, the External Serial Connector option is set to Serial Device1.
NOTE: Only Serial Device 2 can be used for SOL. To use console redirection by SOL,
configure the same port address for console redirection and the serial device.
Failsafe Baud Rate
Displays the failsafe baud rate for console redirection. The BIOS attempts to determine the
baud rate automatically. This failsafe baud rate is used only if the attempt fails and the value
must not be changed. By default, the Failsafe Baud Rate option is set to 11520.
Remote Terminal
Type
Allows you to set the remote console terminal type. By default, the Remote Terminal Type
option is set to VT 100/VT 220.
Redirection After
Boot
Allows you to enable or disable to the BIOS console redirection when the operating system is
loaded. By default, the Redirection After Boot option is set to Enabled.
System Profile Settings Screen
Menu Item
Description
System Profile
Allows you to set the system profile. If you set the System Profile option to a mode other than
Custom, the BIOS automatically sets the rest of the options. You can only change the rest of the
options if the mode is set to Custom. By default, the System Profile option is set to Performance
Per Watt Optimized (DAPC). DAPC is Dell Active Power Controller.
NOTE: The following parameters are available only when the System Profile is set to
Custom.
CPU Power
Management
Allows you to set the CPU power management. By default, the CPU Power Management option
is set to System DBPM (DAPC). DBPM is Demand-Based Power Management.
Memory Frequency
Allows you to set the memory frequency. By default, the Memory Frequency option is set to
Maximum Performance.
Turbo Boost
Allows you to enable or disable the processor to operate in turbo boost mode. By default, the
Turbo Boost option is set to Enabled.
C1E
Allows you to enable or disable the processor to switch to a minimum performance state when
it is idle. By default, the C1E option is set to Enabled.
C States
Allows you to enable or disable the processor to operate in all available power states. By
default, the C States option is set to Enabled.
Monitor/Mwait
Allows you to enable Monitor/Mwait instructions in the processor. By default, the Monitor/
Mwait option is set to Enabled for all system profiles, except Custom.
NOTE: This option can be disabled only if the C States option in Custom mode is disabled.
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Menu Item
Description
NOTE: When C States is enabled in Custom mode, changing the Monitor/Mwait setting
does not impact system power/performance.
Memory Patrol Scrub Allows you to set the memory patrol scrub frequency. By default, the Memory Patrol Scrub
option is set to Standard.
Memory Refresh Rate Allows you to set the memory refresh rate. By default, the Memory Refresh Rate option is set to
1x.
Memory Operating
Voltage
Allows you to set the DIMM voltage selection. When set to Auto, the system automatically sets
the system voltage to the optimal setting based on the DIMM capacity and the numbers of
DIMMs installed. By default, the Memory Operating Voltage option is set to Auto.
Collaborative CPU
Performance Control
When set to enabled, the CPU power management is controlled by the OS DBPM and the
System DBPM (DAPC). By default, the option is set to Disabled
System Security Screen
Menu Item
Description
Intel AES-NI
The Intel AES-NI option improves the speed of applications by performing encryption and
decryption using the Advanced Encryption Standard Instruction Set and is set to Enabled by
default.
System Password
Allows you to set the system password. This option is set to Enabled by default and is read-only
if the password jumper is not installed in the system.
Setup Password
Allows you to set the setup password. This option is read-only if the password jumper is not
installed in the system.
Password Status
Allows you to lock the system password. By default, the Password Status option is set to
Unlocked.
TPM Security
Allows you to control the reporting mode of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM). By default, the
TPM Security option is set to Off. You can only modify the TPM Status, TPM Activation , and
Intel TXT fields if the TPM Status field is set to either On with Pre-boot Measurements or On
without Pre-boot Measurements.
TPM Activation
Allows you to change the operational state of the TPM. By default, the TPM Activation option is
set to No Change.
TPM Status
Displays the TPM status.
TPM Clear
CAUTION: Clearing the TPM results in loss of all keys in the TPM. The loss of TPM keys
may affect booting to the operating system.
Allows you to clear all the contents of the TPM. By default, the TPM Clear option is set to No.
Intel TXT
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Allows you enable or disable Intel Trusted Execution Technology. To enable Intel TXT,
Virtualization Technology must be enabled and TPM Security must be Enabled with Pre-boot
measurements. By default, the Intel TXT option is set to Off.
Menu Item
Description
BIOS Update Control
Allows you to update the BIOS using either DOS or UEFI shell-based flash utilities. For
environments that do not require local BIOS updates, it is recommended to set this field to
Disabled. By default, the BIOS Update Control option is set to Unlocked.
NOTE: BIOS updates using Dell Update Package are not affected by this option.
Power Button
Allows you to enable or disable the power button on the front of the system. By default, the
Power Button option is set to Enabled.
NMI Button
Allows you to enable or disable the NMI button on the front of the system. By default, the NMI
Button option is set to Disabled.
AC Power Recovery
Allows you to set how the system reacts after AC power is restored to the system. By default,
the AC Power Recovery option is set to Last.
AC Power Recovery
Delay
Allows you to set how the system supports staggering of power up after AC power is restored
to the system. By default, the AC Power Recovery Delay option is set to Immediate.
User Defined Delay
(60s to 240s)
Allows you to set the User Defined Delay when the User Defined option for AC Power Recovery
Delay is selected.
Miscellaneous Settings
Menu Item
Description
System Time
Allows you to set the time on the system.
System Date
Allows you to set the date on the system.
Asset Tag
Displays the asset tag and allows you to modify it for security and tracking purposes.
Keyboard NumLock
Allows you to set whether the system boots with the NumLock enabled or disabled. By default
the Keyboard NumLock is set to On.
NOTE: This field does not apply to 84-key keyboards.
Report Keyboard
Errors
Allows you to set whether keyboard-related error messages are reported during system boot.
By default, the Report Keyboard Errors field is set to Report.
F1/F2 Prompt on Error Allows you to enable or disable the F1/F2 prompt on error. By default, F1/F2 Prompt on Error is
set to Enabled.
In-System
Characterization
This field enables or disables In-System Characterization. By default, In-System
Characterization is set to Enabled.
System And Setup Password Features
You can create a system password and a setup password to secure your system. To enable creation of the system and
setup password, the password jumper must be set to enabled. For more information on the password jumper settings,
see System Board Jumper Settings.
System password
This is the password that you must enter before you can boot your system.
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Setup password
This is the password that you must enter to access and make changes to the BIOS or UEFI
settings of your system.
CAUTION: The password features provide a basic level of security for the data on your system.
CAUTION: Anyone can access the data stored on your system if the system is running and unattended.
NOTE: Your system is shipped with the system and setup password feature disabled.
Assigning A System And/Or Setup Password
NOTE: The password jumper enables or disables the System Password and Setup Password features. For more
information on the password jumper settings, see System Board Jumper Settings.
You can assign a new System Password and/or Setup Password or change an existing System Password and/or Setup
Password only when the password jumper setting is enabled and Password Status is Unlocked. If the Password Status
is Locked, you cannot change the System Password and/or Setup Password.
If the password jumper setting is disabled, the existing System Password and Setup Password is deleted and you need
not provide the system password to boot the system.
To assign a system and/or setup password:
1.
To enter System Setup, press <F2> immediately after a power-on or reboot.
2.
In the System Setup Main Menu, select System BIOS and press <Enter>.
The System BIOS screen is displayed.
3.
In the System BIOS screen, select System Security and press <Enter>.
The System Security screen is displayed.
4.
In the System Security screen, verify that Password Status is Unlocked.
5.
Select System Password , enter your system password, and press <Enter> or <Tab>.
Use the following guidelines to assign the system password:
•
A password can have up to 32 characters.
•
The password can contain the numbers 0 through 9.
•
Only lower case letters are valid, upper case letters are not allowed.
•
Only the following special characters are allowed: space, (”), (+), (,), (-), (.), (/), (;), ([), (\), (]), (`).
A message prompts you to re-enter the system password.
6.
Re-enter the system password that you entered earlier and click OK.
7.
Select Setup Password, enter your system password and press <Enter> or <Tab>.
A message prompts you to re-enter the setup password.
8.
Re-enter the setup password that you entered earlier and click OK.
9.
Press <Esc> to return to the System BIOS screen. Press <Esc> again, and a message prompts you to save the
changes.
NOTE: Password protection does not take effect until the system reboots.
Deleting Or Changing An Existing System And/Or Setup Password
Ensure that the Password jumper is set to enabled and the Password Status is Unlocked before attempting to delete or
change the existing System and/or Setup password. You cannot delete or change an existing System or Setup password
if the Password Status is Locked.
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To delete or change the existing System and/or Setup password:
1.
To enter System Setup, press <F2> immediately after a power-on or restart.
2.
In the System Setup Main Menu, select System BIOS and press <Enter>.
The System BIOS screen is displayed.
3.
In the System BIOS Screen, select System Security and press <Enter>.
4.
In the System Security screen, verify that Password Status is Unlocked.
The System Security screen is displayed.
5.
Select System Password, alter or delete the existing system password and press <Enter> or <Tab>.
6.
Select Setup Password, alter or delete the existing setup password and press <Enter> or <Tab>.
NOTE: If you change the System and/or Setup password a message prompts you to re-enter the new
password. If you delete the System and/or Setup password, a message prompts you to confirm the deletion.
7.
Press <Esc> to return to the System BIOS screen. Press <Esc> again, and a message prompts you to save the
changes.
NOTE: You can disable password security while logging on to the system. To disable the password security, turn
on or reboot your system, type your password and press <Ctrl><Enter>.
Using Your System Password To Secure Your System
NOTE: If you have assigned a setup password, the system accepts your setup password as an alternate system
password.
1.
Turn on or reboot your system.
2.
Type your password and press <Enter>.
When Password Status is Locked, type the password and press <Enter> when prompted at reboot.
If an incorrect system password is entered, the system displays a message and prompts you to re-enter your password.
You have three attempts to enter the correct password. After the third unsuccessful attempt, the system displays an
error message that the system has halted and must be powered down.
Even after you shut down and restart the system, the error message is displayed until the correct password is entered.
NOTE: You can use the Password Status option in conjunction with the System Password and Setup Password
options to protect your system from unauthorized changes.
Operating With A Setup Password Enabled
If Setup Password is Enabled, enter the correct setup password before modifying most of the System Setup options.
If you do not enter the correct password in three attempts, the system displays the message
Invalid Password! Number of unsuccessful password attempts: <x> System Halted!
Must power down.
Even after you shut down and restart the system, the error message is displayed until the correct password is entered.
The following options are exceptions:
•
If System Password is not Enabled and is not locked through the Password Status option, you can assign a system
password.
•
You cannot disable or change an existing system password.
NOTE: You can use the Password Status option in conjunction with the Setup Password option to protect the
system password from unauthorized changes.
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Entering The UEFI Boot Manager
NOTE: Operating systems must be 64-bit UEFI-compatible (for example, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
version) to be installed from the UEFI boot mode. DOS and 32-bit operating systems can only be installed from the
BIOS boot mode.
The Boot Manager enables you to:
•
Add, delete, and arrange boot options.
•
Access System Setup and BIOS-level boot options without restarting.
To enter the Boot Manager:
1.
Turn on or restart your system.
2.
Press <F11> after you see the following message:
<F11> = UEFI Boot Manager
If your operating system begins to load before you press <F11>, allow the system to finish booting, and then restart
your system and try again.
Using The Boot Manager Navigation Keys
Key
Description
Up arrow
Moves to the previous field.
Down arrow
Moves to the next field.
<Enter>
Allows you to type in a value in the selected field (if applicable) or follow the link in the field.
Spacebar
Expands or collapses a drop-down list, if applicable.
<Tab>
Moves to the next focus area.
NOTE: For the standard graphics browser only.
<Esc>
Moves to the previous page till you view the main screen. Pressing <Esc> in the main screen
exits the Boot Manager and proceeds with system boot.
<F1>
Displays the System Setup help file.
NOTE: For most of the options, any changes that you make are recorded but do not take effect until you restart the
system.
Boot Manager Screen
Menu Item
Description
Continue Normal
Boot
The system attempts to boot to devices starting with the first item in the boot order. If the boot
attempt fails, the system continues with the next item in the boot order until the boot is
successful or no more boot options are found.
BIOS Boot Menu
Displays the list of available BIOS boot options (marked with asterisks). Select the boot option
you wish to use and press <Enter>.
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Menu Item
Description
UEFI Boot Menu
Displays the list of available UEFI boot options (marked with asterisks). Select the boot option
you wish to use and press <Enter>. The UEFI Boot Menu enables you to Add Boot Option,
Delete Boot Option, or Boot From File.
Driver Health Menu
Displays a list of the drivers installed on the system and their health status.
Launch System Setup Enables you to access the System Setup.
System Utilities
Enables you to access the BIOS Update File Explorer, run the Dell Diagnostics program, and
reboot the system.
UEFI Boot Menu
Menu Item
Description
Select UEFI Boot
Option
Displays the list of available UEFI boot options (marked with asterisks), select the boot option
you wish to use and press <Enter>.
Add Boot Option
Adds a new boot option.
Delete Boot Option
Deletes an existing boot option.
Boot From File
Sets a one-time boot option not included in the boot option list.
Embedded System Management
The Dell Lifecycle Controller provides advanced embedded systems management throughout the server’s lifecycle. The
Lifecycle Controller can be started during the boot sequence and can function independently of the operating system.
NOTE: Certain platform configurations may not support the full set of features provided by the Lifecycle Controller.
For more information about setting up the Lifecycle Controller, configuring hardware and firmware, and deploying the
operating system, see the Lifecycle Controller documentation at dell.com/support/manuals.
iDRAC Settings Utility
The iDRAC Settings utility is an interface to setup and configure the iDRAC parameters using UEFI. You can enable or
disable various iDRAC parameters using the iDRAC Settings Utility.
NOTE: Accessing some of the features on the iDRAC Settings Utility requires the iDRAC7 Enterprise License
upgrade.
For more information on using iDRAC, see the iDRAC7 User's Guide under Software → Systems Management → Dell
Remote Access Controllers, at dell.com/support/manuals.
Entering The iDRAC Settings Utility
1.
Turn on or restart the managed system.
2.
Press <F2> during Power-on Self-test (POST).
3.
In the System Setup Main Menu page, click iDRAC Settings.
The iDRAC Settings screen is displayed.
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Changing The Thermal Settings
The iDRAC Settings utility enables you to select and customize the thermal control settings for your system.
1.
Enter the iDRAC Settings utility.
2.
Under iDRAC Settings → Thermal → User Option, select between the following options:
•
Default
•
Maximum Exhaust Temperature
•
Fan Speed Offset
NOTE: When the User Option is set to the default Auto setting, the user option cannot be modified.
3.
Set the Maximum Air Exhaust Temperature or the Fan Speed Offset fields.
4.
Click Back → Finish → Yes.
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Installing System Components
3
Recommended Tools
You may need the following items to perform the procedures in this section:
•
Key to the system keylock
•
#2 Phillips screwdriver
•
T10 and T15 Torx screwdrivers
•
Wrist grounding strap connected to ground
Following tools are required for assembling cables for a DC power supply unit (PSU), when available:
•
AMP 90871-1 hand-crimping tool or equivalent
•
Wire-stripper pliers capable of removing insulation from size 10 AWG solid or stranded, insulated copper wire
NOTE: Use alpha wire part number 3080 or equivalent (65/30 stranding).
Front Bezel (Optional)
Installing The Front Bezel
1.
Locate the keys on the inside of the front bezel.
2.
Remove the bezel key from the inside of the front bezel.
3.
Insert the bezel tabs into the bezel tab slots in the chassis.
4.
Press the top end of the bezel into the chassis until the bezel locks into place.
5.
Insert the bezel key in the keylock.
6.
Keeping the keylock pressed with the bezel key, rotate the keylock to the locked position.
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Figure 10. Installing and Removing the Front Bezel
Removing The Front Bezel
1.
Insert the bezel key in the keylock.
2.
Keeping the keylock pressed with the bezel key, rotate the keylock to the unlocked position.
3.
Press down on the release latch at the top of the bezel.
4.
Rotate the top end of the bezel away from the system.
5.
Unhook the bezel tabs from the slots on the front of the chassis.
System Feet—Tower Mode
The system feet provide stability to the system in the tower mode.
Removing The System Feet
1.
Rotate the system feet inward.
2.
Lay the system on its side on a flat, stable surface.
3.
Remove the screws securing the system feet to the base of the tower.
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Figure 11. Removing and Installing the System Feet
1.
base of the tower
3.
screws (4)
2.
system feet (4)
Installing The System Feet
1.
Lay the system on its side on a flat, stable surface.
2.
Secure the system feet to the base of the tower using the screws.
3.
Place the system upright on a flat, stable surface and turn the system feet outward.
Wheel Assembly (Optional)—Tower Mode
The wheel assembly provides mobility to the system in the tower mode.
The wheel assembly consists of the following:
•
Wheel assembly units (front and back)
•
Two screws for the wheel assembly units
Installing The Wheel Assembly
1.
If applicable, rotate the system feet inward.
2.
Lay the system on its side on a sturdy, stable surface with the base of the system extending off the edge of the
surface.
3.
If applicable, remove the system feet.
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4.
Align the two retention hooks on the back wheel assembly unit with the two slots on the base of the chassis, and
insert the hooks into the slots.
5.
Offset the back wheel assembly slightly to the back of the system and secure the unit in place using a single screw.
6.
Align the two retention hooks on the front wheel assembly with the two slots on the base of the chassis, and insert
the hooks into the slots.
7.
Offset the front wheel assembly slightly to the front and secure the unit in place using a screw.
8.
Place the system upright on a sturdy, stable surface.
Removing The Wheel Assembly
1.
Lay the system on a sturdy, stable surface with the wheel assembly extending off the edge of the surface.
2.
Remove the screw securing the front wheel assembly unit to the base of the chassis.
3.
Offset the front wheel assembly unit slightly to the back of the system to release the retention hooks, and pull out
the front wheel assembly unit.
4.
Remove the screw securing the back wheel assembly unit to the base of the chassis.
5.
Offset the back wheel assembly unit slightly to the front of the system to release the retention hooks, and pull out
the back wheel assembly unit.
6.
If you are not replacing the wheel assembly, install the system feet.
7.
Place the system on a sturdy, stable surface and if applicable, rotate the system feet outward.
Figure 12. Removing and Installing the Wheel Assembly
1.
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slots on base of the tower (4)
2.
wheel assembly unit (2)
3.
screws (2)
Opening And Closing The System
WARNING: Whenever you need to lift the system, get others to assist you. To avoid injury, do not attempt to lift the
system by yourself.
WARNING: Opening or removing the system cover when the system is on may expose you to a risk of electric
shock.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
CAUTION: Do not operate the system without the cover for a duration exceeding five minutes.
Opening The System
CAUTION: Installing the feet on a stand-alone tower system is necessary to provide a stable foundation for the
system. Failure to install the feet poses the risk of having the system tip over, possibly causing bodily injury or
damage to the system.
NOTE: It is recommended that you always use a static mat and static strap while working on components in the
interior of the system.
1.
Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.
2.
Rotate the latch release lock counter clockwise to the unlocked position.
3.
Press down on the cover release latch and rotate the latch end of the cover away from the system.
4.
Grasp the cover on both sides, and carefully move the cover away from the system.
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Figure 13. Opening and Closing the System
1.
system
2.
system side cover
3.
cover release latch
4.
latch release lock
Closing The System
1.
Place the bottom edge of the cover, opposite from the cover release latch, into the slots in the system chassis.
2.
Lower the cover into the chassis.
3.
Press the latch end of the cover into the chassis until the latch locks into place.
4.
Turn the cover latch release lock clockwise to the locked position.
5.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
Inside The System
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
NOTE: Components that are hot-swappable are marked orange and touch-points on the components are marked
blue.
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Figure 14. Inside the System
1.
cooling fan assembly (optional)
2.
PCIe card holder
3.
cooling shroud
4.
cooling fans (2)
5.
heat sinks (2)
6.
PCIe card holder
7.
system feet (4)
8.
DIMMs (24)
9.
hard-drive backplane
Bezel Blank
Removing The Bezel Blank
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
If installed, remove the front bezel.
2.
Open the system.
3.
Identify the bezel blank to be removed and push the metal tab to disengage the blank from the slot in the chassis.
NOTE: The metal tab is visible on the right side of the open system in the tower mode.
4.
Pull the bezel blank out and away from the chassis.
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Figure 15. Removing and Installing the Bezel Blank
1.
bezel blank
2.
metal tab
Installing The Bezel Blank
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
NOTE: Depending on the configuration of your system you may have a 2.5 inch or a 3.5 inch bezel blank. The
installation and removal procedures are the same for the different types of bezel blanks.
1.
Align the bezel blank with the corresponding slot on the chassis.
2.
Insert the bezel blank into the empty slot on the chassis until the metal tab on the bezel blank clicks into place.
3.
Close the system.
4.
If applicable, install the front bezel.
Cooling Shroud
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Removing The Cooling Shroud
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
CAUTION: Never operate your system with the cooling shroud removed. The system may get overheated quickly,
resulting in shutdown of the system and loss of data.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2.
Lay the system on its side.
3.
Open the system.
4.
If required, remove the two system fans.
5.
Pressing on the tab, hold the touch points at the centre of the cooling shroud.
6.
Lift the shroud away from the system.
Figure 16. Removing and Installing the Cooling Shroud
1.
cooling shroud
2.
tab
Installing The Cooling Shroud
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
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NOTE: For proper seating of the cooling shroud in the system chassis, ensure that the cables inside the system are
routed along the chassis wall and secured using the cable securing bracket.
1.
Align the tabs on the cooling shroud with the securing slots on the chassis.
2.
Lower the cooling shroud into the chassis until firmly seated.
3.
If applicable, install the system cooling fans in the cooling shroud.
4.
Close the system.
5.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
System Memory
Your system supports DDR3 unbuffered ECC DIMMs (ECC UDIMMs), registered DIMMs (RDIMMs), and load reduced
DIMMs (LRDIMMs). It supports DDR3 and DDR3L voltage specifications.
NOTE: MT/s indicates DIMM speed in MegaTransfers per second.
Memory bus operating frequency can be 1600 MT/s, 1333 MT/s, 1066 MT/s, or 800 MT/s depending on:
•
DIMM type (UDIMM, RDIMM, or LRDIMM)
•
DIMM configuration (number of ranks)
•
maximum frequency of the DIMMs
•
number of DIMMs populated per channel
•
DIMM operating voltage
•
system profile selected (for example, Performance Optimized, Custom, or Dense Configuration Optimized)
•
maximum supported DIMM frequency of the processors
The system contains 24 memory sockets split into two sets of 12 sockets, one set per processor. Each 12-socket set is
organized into four channels. In each channel, the release levers of the first socket are marked white, the second socket
black, and the third socket green.
NOTE: DIMMs in sockets A1 to A12 are assigned to processor 1 and DIMMs in sockets B1 to B12 are assigned to
processor 2.
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Figure 17. Memory Socket Locations
Memory channels are organized as follows:
Processor 1
channel 0: slots A1, A5, and A9
channel 1: slots A2, A6, and A10
channel 2: slots A3, A7, and A11
channel 3: slots A4, A8, and A12
Processor 2
channel 0: slots B1, B5, and B9
channel 1: slots B2, B6, and B10
channel 2: slots B3, B7, and B11
channel 3: slots B4, B8, and B12
The following table shows the memory populations and operating frequencies for the supported configurations.
DIMM Type
DIMMs Populated/
Channel
Operating Frequency (in MT/s)
1.5 V
Maximum DIMM Rank/
Channel
1.35 V
UDIMM ECC 1
1333, 1066, and 800
1066 and 800
Dual rank
2
1333, 1066, and 800
1066 and 800
Dual rank
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DIMM Type
DIMMs Populated/
Channel
Operating Frequency (in MT/s)
1.5 V
RDIMM
1
1.35 V
1600, 1333, 1066, and
800
1333, 1066, and 800
Dual rank
1066 and 800
800
Quad rank
1600, 1333, 1066, and
800
1333, 1066, and 800
Dual rank
800
800
Quad rank
3
1066 and 800
Not Applicable
Dual rank
1
1333 and 1066
1333 and 1066
Quad rank
2
1333 and 1066
1333 and 1066
Quad rank
3
1066
1066
Quad rank
2
LRDIMM
Maximum DIMM Rank/
Channel
General Memory Module Installation Guidelines
This system supports Flexible Memory Configuration, enabling the system to be configured and run in any valid chipset
architectural configuration. The following are the recommended guidelines for best performance:
•
UDIMMs, RDIMMs, and LRDIMMs must not be mixed.
•
x4 and x8 DRAM based DIMMs can be mixed. For more information, see Mode-Specific Guidelines.
•
A maximum of two UDIMMs can be populated in a channel.
•
Up to two quad-rank RDIMMs and up to three dual- or single-rank RDIMMs can be populated per channel. When a
quad-rank RDIMM is populated in the first slot with white release levers, the third DIMM slot in the channel with
green release levers cannot be populated.
•
Up to three LRDIMMs can be populated regardless of rank count.
•
Populate DIMM sockets only if a processor is installed. For single-processor systems, sockets A1 to A12 are
available. For dual-processor systems, sockets A1 to A12 and sockets B1 to B12 are available.
•
Populate all sockets with white release tabs first, then black, and then green.
•
Do not populate the third DIMM socket in a channel with green release tabs, if a quad-rank RDIMM is populated in
the first socket with white release tabs.
•
Populate the sockets by highest rank count in the following order — first in sockets with white release levers, then
black, and then green. For example, if you want to mix quad-rank and dual-rank DIMMs, populate quad-rank DIMMs
in the sockets with white release tabs and dual-rank DIMMs in the sockets with black release tabs.
•
In a dual-processor configuration, the memory configuration for each processor should be identical. For example, if
you populate socket A1 for processor 1, then populate socket B1 for processor 2, and so on.
•
Memory modules of different sizes can be mixed provided that other memory population rules are followed (for
example, 2 GB and 4 GB memory modules can be mixed).
•
Populate four DIMMs per processor (one DIMM per channel) at a time to maximize performance.
•
If memory modules with different speeds are installed, they will operate at the speed of the slowest installed
memory module(s) or slower depending on system DIMM configuration.
Mode-Specific Guidelines
Four memory channels are allocated to each processor. The allowable configurations depend on the memory mode
selected.
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NOTE: x4 and x8 DRAM based DIMMs can be mixed providing support for RAS features. However, all guidelines
for specific RAS features must be followed. x4 DRAM based DIMMs retain Single Device Data Correction (SDDC)
in memory optimized (independent channel) mode. x8 DRAM based DIMMs require Advanced ECC mode to gain
SDDC.
The following sections provide additional slot population guidelines for each mode.
Advanced ECC (Lockstep)
Advanced ECC mode extends SDDC from x4 DRAM based DIMMs to both x4 and x8 DRAMs. This protects against single
DRAM chip failures during normal operation.
Memory installation guidelines:
•
Memory modules must be identical in size, speed, and technology.
•
DIMMs installed in memory sockets with white release tabs must be identical and similar rule applies for sockets
with black and green release tabs. This ensures that identical DIMMs are installed in matched pairs - for example,
A1 with A2, A3 with A4, A5 with A6, and so on.
NOTE: Advanced ECC with Mirroring is not supported.
Memory Optimized (Independent Channel) Mode
This mode supports SDDC only for memory modules that use x4 device width and does not impose any specific slot
population requirements.
Memory Sparing
NOTE: To use memory sparing, this feature must be enabled in the System Setup.
In this mode, one rank per channel is reserved as a spare. If persistent correctable errors are detected on a rank, the
data from this rank is copied to the spare rank and the failed rank is disabled.
With memory sparing enabled, the system memory available to the operating system is reduced by one rank per
channel. For example, in a dual-processor configuration with sixteen 4 GB dual-rank DIMMs, the available system
memory is: 3/4 (ranks/channel) × 16 (DIMMs) × 4 GB = 48 GB, and not 16 (DIMMs) × 4 GB = 64 GB.
NOTE: Memory sparing does not offer protection against a multi-bit uncorrectable error.
NOTE: Both Advanced ECC/Lockstep and Optimizer modes support Memory Sparing.
Memory Mirroring
Memory Mirroring offers the strongest DIMM reliability mode compared to all other modes, providing improved
uncorrectable multi-bit failure protection. In a mirrored configuration, the total available system memory is one half of
the total installed physical memory. Half of the installed memory is used to mirror the active DIMMs. In the event of an
uncorrectable error, the system will switch over to the mirrored copy. This ensures SDDC and multi-bit protection.
Memory installation guidelines:
•
Memory modules must be identical in size, speed, and technology.
•
DIMMs installed in memory sockets with white release tabs must be identical and similar rule applies for sockets
with black and green release tabs. This ensures that identical DIMMs are installed in matched pairs - for example,
A1 with A2, A3 with A4, A5 with A6, and so on.
Sample Memory Configuration Table
The following tables show sample memory configurations for one and two processor configurations that follow the
appropriate memory guidelines stated in this section.
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NOTE: 16 GB quad-rank RDIMMs are not supported.
NOTE: 1R, 2R, and 4R in the following tables indicate single-, dual-, and quad-rank DIMMs respectively.
Table 1. Memory Configurations—Single Processor
System Capacity DIMM Size (in Number of
(in GB)
GB)
DIMMs
DIMM Rank, Organization,
and Frequency
DIMM Slot Population
2
2
1
1R, x8, 1333 MT/s,
1R, x8, 1600 MT/s
A1
4
2
2
1R, x8, 1333 MT/s,
1R, x8, 1600 MT/s
A1, A3
8
2
4
1R, x8, 1333 MT/s,
1R, x8, 1600 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4
12
2
6
1R, x8, 1333 MT/s,
1R, x8, 1600 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6
16
2
8
1R, x8, 1333 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8
4
4
2R, x8, 1333 MT/s,
2R, x8, 1600 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4
2
12
1R, x8, 1333 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10,
A11, A12
4
6
2R, x8, 1333 MT/s,
2R, x8, 1600 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6
4
12
2R, x8, 1333 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10,
A11, A12
8
6
2R, x4, 1333 MT/s,
2R, x4, 1600 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6
8
12
2R, x4, 1333 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10,
A11, A12
16
6
2R, x4, 1333 MT/s,
2R, x4, 1600 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6
128
16
8
2R, x4, 1333 MT/s,
2R, x4, 1600 MT/s,
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8
384
32
12
LRDIMM, x4, 1333 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10,
A11, A12
24
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Table 2. Memory Configurations—Two Processors
System
Capacity (in
GB)
DIMM Size (in
GB)
Number of
DIMMs
DIMM Rank,
Organization, and
Frequency
DIMM Slot Population
16
2
8
1R, x8, 1333 MT/s,
1R, x8, 1600 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4
B1, B2, B3, B4
32
2
16
1R, x8, 1333 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8
B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8
32
4
8
2R, x8, 1333 MT/s,
A1, A2, A3, A4
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System
Capacity (in
GB)
DIMM Size (in
GB)
Number of
DIMMs
DIMM Rank,
Organization, and
Frequency
DIMM Slot Population
2R, x8, 1600 MT/s
B1, B2, B3, B4
4
16
2R, x8, 1333 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8
B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8
8
8
2R, x4, 1333 MT/s,
2R, x4, 1600 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4
B1, B2, B3, B4
4
24
2R, x8, 1333 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9,
A10, A11, A12
B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9,
B10, B11, B12
8
12
2R, x4, 1333 MT/s,
2R, x4, 1600 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6
B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6
8
16
2R, x4, 1333 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8
B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8
16
8
2R, x4, 1333 MT/s,
2R, x4, 1600 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4
160
8
20
2R, x4, 1333 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9,
A11
B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9,
B11
192
8
24
2R, x4, 1333 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9,
A10, A11, A12
B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9,
B10, B11, B12
16
12
2R, x4, 1333 MT/s,
2R, x4, 1600 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6
B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6
256
16
16
2R, x4, 1333 MT/s,
2R, x4, 1600 MT/s,
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8
B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8
384
16
24
2R, x4, 1333 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9,
A10, A11, A12
B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9,
B10, B11, B12
32
12
4R, x4, 1333 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6
B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6
512
32
16
4R, x4, 1333 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8
B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8
768
32
24
LRDIMM, x4, 1333 MT/s
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9,
A10, A11, A12
B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9,
B10, B11, B12
64
96
128
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Removing Memory Modules
WARNING: The memory modules are hot to the touch for some time after the system has been powered down.
Allow time for the memory modules to cool before handling them. Handle the memory modules by the card edges
and avoid touching the components or metallic contacts on the memory module.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2.
Open the system.
3.
Remove the cooling shroud.
4.
Locate the appropriate memory module socket(s).
CAUTION: Handle each memory module only by the card edges, making sure not to touch the middle of the
memory module or gold contacts.
5.
Press down and out on the ejectors on each end of the socket until the memory module pops out of the socket.
Figure 18. Removing and Installing a Memory Module
1.
memory module
3.
alignment key
2.
memory-module socket ejectors (2)
6.
Install the cooling shroud.
7.
Close the system.
8.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
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Installing Memory Modules
WARNING: The memory modules are hot to the touch for some time after the system has been powered down.
Allow time for the memory modules to cool before handling them. Handle the memory modules by the card edges
and avoid touching the components or metallic contacts on the memory module.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2.
Lay the system on its side.
3.
Open the system.
4.
Remove the cooling shroud.
5.
Locate the memory-module sockets.
6.
Press down and out on the ejectors on each end of the socket until the memory module pops out of the socket.
CAUTION: Handle each memory module only by the card edges, making sure not to touch the middle of the
memory module or gold contacts.
7.
Align the memory module's edge connector with the alignment key of the memory module socket, and insert the
memory module in the socket.
NOTE: The memory module socket has an alignment key that allows you to install the memory module in the
socket in only one way.
8.
Press down on the memory module with your thumbs until the socket levers latch into a locked position.
When the memory module is properly seated in the socket, the levers on the memory module socket align with the
levers on the other sockets that have memory modules installed.
9.
Repeat step 6 through step 9 of this procedure to install the remaining memory modules.
10. Replace the cooling shroud.
11. Close the system.
12. Place the system upright and on its feet on a flat, stable surface.
13. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
14. Press <F2> to enter the System Setup, and check the System Memory setting on the main System Setup screen.
The system should have already changed the value to reflect the newly installed memory.
15. If the value is incorrect, one or more of the memory modules may not be installed properly. Repeat step 4 through
step 8 of this procedure, checking to ensure that the memory modules are firmly seated in their sockets.
16. Run the system memory test in the system diagnostics.
Flex Bays
Your system's flex bay supports one of the following configurations:
•
Sixteen 2.5 inch hard drives
•
Four Dell PowerEdge Express Flash devices
•
Four 3.5 inch hard drives
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Removing A Flex Bay
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
If installed, remove the front bezel.
2.
Open the system.
3.
Remove the cables.
a. For a 2.5 inch drive flex bay, remove the cables from the slim ODD and the backplane.
b. For a 3.5 inch drive flex bay and a Dell PowerEdge Express Flash device flex bay, remove the cables from the
backplane.
4.
Press the release latch and pull the flex bay out and away from the chassis.
5.
Close the system.
6.
If applicable, replace the front bezel.
Figure 19. Removing and Installing a Flex Bay
1.
flex bay
2.
release latch
Installing A Flex Bay
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Align the flex bay with the chassis front.
2.
Insert the flex bay into the chassis until the tabs click into place.
3.
Close the system.
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4.
If applicable, install the front bezel.
Hard Drives
All hard drives connect to the system board through the hard-drive backplane. Hard drives are supplied in hotswappable hard-drive carriers that fit in the hard-drive slots.
CAUTION: Before attempting to remove or install a hard drive while the system is running, see the documentation
for the storage controller card to ensure that the host adapter is configured correctly to support hot-swap hard
drive removal and insertion.
CAUTION: Do not turn off or reboot your system while the hard drive is being formatted. Doing so can cause a hard
drive failure.
NOTE: Use only hard drives that have been tested and approved for use with the hard-drive backplane.
When you format a hard drive, allow enough time for the formatting to be completed. Be aware that high-capacity hard
drives can take a number of hours to format.
Removing A 2.5 Inch Hard-Drive Blank
CAUTION: To maintain proper system cooling, all empty hard-drive slots must have hard-drive blanks installed.
1.
If installed, remove the front bezel.
2.
Press the release button and slide the hard-drive blank out until it is free of the hard-drive slot.
Figure 20. Removing and Installing a 2.5 Inch Hard-Drive Blank
1.
hard-drive blank
2.
release button
Installing A 2.5 Inch Hard-Drive Blank
1.
If installed, remove the front bezel.
2.
Insert the hard-drive blank into the hard-drive slot until the release button clicks into place.
3.
If applicable, install the front bezel.
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Removing A 3.5 Inch Hard-Drive Blank
CAUTION: To maintain proper system cooling, all empty hard-drive slots must have drive blanks installed.
1.
If installed, remove the front bezel.
2.
Grasp the front of the hard-drive blank, press the release button and slide the blank out until it is free of the harddrive slot.
Figure 21. Removing and Installing a 3.5 Inch Hard-Drive Blank
1.
hard-drive blank
2.
release button
Installing A 3.5 Inch Hard-Drive Blank
1.
If installed, remove the front bezel.
2.
Insert the hard-drive blank into the hard-drive slot until the release button clicks into place.
3.
If applicable, install the front bezel.
Removing A Hot-Swap Hard Drive
CAUTION: To prevent data loss, ensure that your operating system supports hot-swap drive installation. See the
documentation supplied with your operating system.
1.
From the management software, prepare the hard drive for removal. Wait until the indicators on the hard-drive
carrier signal that the hard drive can be removed safely. For more information, see the documentation for the
storage controller.
If the hard drive is online, the green activity/fault indicator flashes as the drive is turned off. When the hard-drive
indicators are off, the hard drive is ready for removal.
2.
Press the release button to open the hard-drive carrier release handle.
3.
Slide the hard-drive carrier out until it is free of the hard-drive slot.
CAUTION: To maintain proper system cooling, all empty hard-drive slots must have hard-drive blanks
installed.
4.
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Insert a hard-drive blank in the empty hard-drive slot.
Figure 22. Removing and Installing a Hot-Swap Hard Drive
1.
release button
3.
hard-drive carrier handle
2.
hard drive
Installing A Hot-Swap Hard Drive
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
CAUTION: Use only hard drives that have been tested and approved for use with the hard-drive backplane.
CAUTION: Combining SAS and SATA hard drives in the same RAID volume is not supported.
CAUTION: When installing a hard drive, ensure that the adjacent drives are fully installed. Inserting a hard-drive
carrier and attempting to lock its handle next to a partially installed carrier can damage the partially installed
carrier's shield spring and make it unusable.
CAUTION: To prevent data loss, ensure that your operating system supports hot-swap drive installation. See the
documentation supplied with your operating system.
CAUTION: When a replacement hot-swappable hard drive is installed and the system is powered on, the hard
drive automatically begins to rebuild. Make absolutely sure that the replacement hard drive is blank or contains
data that you wish to have over-written. Any data on the replacement hard drive is immediately lost after the hard
drive is installed.
1.
If a hard-drive blank is installed in the hard-drive slot, remove it.
2.
Install a hard drive in the hard-drive carrier.
3.
Press the release button on the front of the hard-drive carrier and open the hard-drive carrier handle.
4.
Insert the hard-drive carrier into the hard-drive slot until the carrier connects with the backplane.
5.
Close the hard-drive carrier handle to lock the hard drive in place.
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Removing A Hard Drive From A Hard-Drive Carrier
1.
Remove the screws from the slide rails on the hard-drive carrier.
2.
Lift the hard drive out of the hard-drive carrier.
Figure 23. Removing and Installing a Hard Drive Into a Hard-Drive Carrier
1.
hard-drive carrier
2.
hard drive
3.
screws (4)
Installing A Hard Drive Into A Hard-Drive Carrier
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Insert the hard drive into the hard-drive carrier with the connector end of the hard drive toward the back.
2.
Align the screw holes on the hard drive with the back set of holes on the hard-drive carrier.
When aligned correctly, the back of the hard drive will be flush with the back of the hard-drive carrier.
3.
Attach the screws to secure the hard drive to the hard-drive carrier.
Slim Optical Drive Blank
NOTE: The slim optical drive is available only on 32 hard-drive systems.
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Removing The Slim Optical Drive Blank
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
If installed, remove the front bezel.
2.
Open the system.
3.
From the inside of the system, locate the touch point for the slim optical drive blank lock.
4.
Press the lock and pull the slim optical drive blank out and away from the chassis.
5.
Close the system.
6.
If applicable, install the front bezel.
Figure 24. Removing and Installing the Slim Optical Drive Blank
1.
slim optical drive blank
2.
optical drive blank lock
Installing The Slim Optical Drive Blank
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Align the slim optical drive blank with the slim optical drive bay.
2.
Slide the optical drive blank into the optical drive bay until the lock clicks into place.
3.
Close the system.
4.
If applicable, install the front bezel.
Optical Drives And Tape Drives
Your system supports one of the following configurations.
Systems with up to eight 3.5 inch hard drives and sixteen 2.5 inch hard drives support:
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•
Up to two SATA half height DVD-ROM or DVD R/W drive plus one SAS interface tape drive or
•
Up to one SATA half height DVD-ROM or DVD R/W drive plus one internal RD1000 drive plus one SAS interface tape
drive
Systems with up to 12 hard drives support:
•
Up to one SATA half height DVD-ROM or DVD R/W drive or
•
Up to one internal RD1000 drive or
•
Up to one SAS interface tape drive
Systems with up to 32 hard drives support one slim optical drive. Tape drives are not supported.
Removing The Optical Drive Or Tape Drive
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
If installed, remove the front bezel.
2.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
NOTE: For systems installed with the wheel assembly, ensure that you lay the system on a sturdy, stable
surface with the wheel assembly extending off the edge of the surface.
3.
Open the system.
4.
Disconnect the power and data cable from the back of the drive.
Note the routing of the power and data cable inside the chassis as you remove them from the system board and the
drive. You must route these cables properly when you replace them to prevent them from being pinched or
crimped.
5.
To remove the drive, push the release latch in the direction of the arrow indicated in the figure.
6.
Slide the drive out of the system until it is free of the drive bay.
NOTE: If the drive is being permanently removed, install a blank in the slot.
NOTE: Filler brackets must be installed over empty optical drive or tape drive slots to maintain FCC
certification of the system. The brackets also keep dust and dirt out of the system and aid in proper cooling
and airflow inside the system.
7.
Close the system.
8.
If applicable, install the front bezel.
9.
If applicable, place the system upright on a flat, stable surface and rotate the system feet outward.
10. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
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Figure 25. Removing and Installing the Optical Drive or Tape Drive
1.
optical drive/tape drive
3.
release latch
2.
optical drive/tape drive/drive blank
NOTE: The figure below shows the cabling diagram for an optical drive/tape drive with an x16 backplane. All
backplanes (x8, x12, and x16) have an ODD connector.
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Figure 26. Cabling—Optical Drive and Tape Drive
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1.
internal tape adapter
2.
mini-SAS/SATA connector on internal tape
adapter
3.
ODD2/TBU connector on system board
4.
ODD1/TBU connector on system board
5.
power connector on x16 backplane
6.
SAS tape drive data/power connector
7.
optical drive 2 power connector
8.
optical drive 2 data connector
9.
optical drive 1 power connector
10. optical drive 1 data connector
Installing The Optical Drive Or Tape Drive
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Unpack and prepare the drive for installation.
For instructions, see the documentation that accompanied the drive.
If you are installing a SAS tape drive, you must have an internal tape adapter installed. See Installing An Expansion
Card.
2.
If installed, remove the front bezel.
3.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
4.
If applicable, rotate the system feet inward and lay the system on it side on a flat and stable surface.
NOTE: For systems installed with the wheel assembly, ensure that you lay the system on a sturdy, stable
surface with the wheel assembly extending off the edge of the surface.
5.
Open the system.
6.
If applicable, remove the old drive or the drive blank.
7.
Align the drive with the drive bay.
8.
Slide the drive into the slot until the latch snaps into place.
9.
Connect the power and data cable to the back of the drive.
10. Connect the power and data cables to the backplane and the system board.
The system board connectors are ODD1/TBU and ODD2/TBU. The system can connect up to two optical drives, or
one optical drive with one SATA tape backup unit, and one SAS tape backup unit using Dell OpenManage IT
Assistant.
NOTE: For systems configured with software RAID and installed with PowerVault RD1000 , connect the
PowerVault RD1000 data cable to ODD1/TBU (SATA_E) port and the optical drive data cable to ODD2/TBU
(SATA_F) port on the system board respectively.
11. Close the system.
12. If applicable, place the system upright on a flat, stable surface and rotate the system feet outward.
13. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
14. If applicable, install the front bezel.
Cooling Fans
There are two cooling fans on the cooling shroud and an optional cooling fan assembly that houses four cooling fans, on
your system.
NOTE: In the event of a problem with a particular fan, the fan number is referenced by the system’s management
software, allowing you to easily identify and replace the proper fan by noting the fan numbers on the cooling fan
assembly.
Removing A Cooling Fan
WARNING: Opening or removing the system cover when the system is on may expose you to a risk of electric
shock. Exercise utmost care while removing or installing cooling fans.
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CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
CAUTION: The cooling fans are hot-swappable. To maintain proper cooling while the system is on, replace only
one fan at a time.
CAUTION: Do not operate the system with the cover removed for a duration exceeding five minutes.
NOTE: The procedure for removing an individual fan from the cooling-fan assembly and the cooling shroud is
identical.
1.
Open the system.
2.
Press the fan release tab and lift the cooling fan out of the cooling-fan assembly.
Figure 27. Removing and Installing a Cooling Fan From the Cooling-Fan Assembly
1.
cooling fans (2)
2.
cooling-fan assembly
Installing A Cooling Fan
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
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NOTE: The procedure for installing an individual cooling fan into the cooling shroud is similar.
NOTE: The procedure for installing an individual fan in the cooling-fan assembly and the cooling shroud is
identical.
1.
Align the plug at the base of the cooling fan with the connector on the system board.
2.
Slide the cooling fan into the securing slots until the tabs lock into place.
3.
Close the system.
Removing The Cooling-Fan Assembly (Optional)
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2.
Open the system.
3.
Unlock the cooling-fan assembly from the chassis by rotating the blue release lever up.
4.
Lift the cooling-fan assembly out of the chassis.
Figure 28. Removing and Replacing the Cooling-Fan Assembly
1.
2.
3.
4.
cooling-fan assembly
cooling fans (4)
release levers (2)
guides (2)
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Installing The Cooling-Fan Assembly (Optional)
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
NOTE: Ensure that the cables are correctly installed and retained by cable retention bracket before installing the
cooling-fan assembly. Incorrectly installed cables may get damaged.
1.
Align the cooling-fan assembly slots with the guide pins on the chassis side walls.
2.
Slide the cooling-fan assembly into the chassis.
3.
Lock the cooling-fan assembly into the chassis by rotating the blue release levers down.
4.
Close the system.
5.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
Internal USB Memory Key (Optional)
An optional USB memory key installed inside your system can be used as a boot device, security key, or mass storage
device. The USB connector must be enabled by the Internal USB Port option in the Integrated Devices screen of the
System Setup.
To boot from the USB memory key, configure the USB memory key with a boot image and then specify the USB memory
key in the boot sequence in the System Setup.
NOTE: To locate the internal USB connector (INT_USB) on the system board, see System Board Connectors.
Replacing The Internal USB Key
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2.
Open the system.
3.
Locate the USB connector / USB key on the system board. See System Board Connectors.
4.
If applicable, remove the USB key.
5.
Insert the USB memory key into the USB connector.
6.
Close the system.
7.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
8.
Enter the System Setup and verify that the USB key is detected by the system.
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Figure 29. Replacing the Internal USB Key
1.
USB memory key connector
2.
USB memory key
PCIe Card Holder
Removing The PCIe Card Holder
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2.
Open the system.
3.
Press the tab and pull the PCIe card holder from the chassis.
4.
Lift the PCIe card holder out of the chassis.
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Figure 30. Removing and Installing the PCIe Card Holder
1.
tab
2.
PCIe card holder
Installing The PCIe Card Holder
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from its electrical outlet.
2.
Open the system.
3.
Align the PCIe card holder with the projection on the chassis and push it down until firmly seated.
4.
Close the system.
5.
Place the system upright and on its feet on a flat, stable surface.
6.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
GPU Card Holder (Optional)
Removing The GPU Card Holder
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2.
If applicable, rotate the system feet inward and lay the system on its side on a flat, stable surface.
NOTE: For systems installed with the wheel assembly, ensure that you lay the system on a sturdy, stable
surface with the wheel assembly extending off the edge of the surface.
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3.
Open the system.
4.
Remove the cooling shroud.
5.
Press the release tab and pull the GPU card holder out and away from the chassis.
6.
Replace the cooling shroud.
7.
Close the system.
8.
If applicable, place the system upright on a flat, stable surface and rotate the system feet outward.
9.
If applicable, reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached
peripherals.
1.
release tab
3.
guide pin
2.
GPU card holder
Installing The GPU Card Holder
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2.
If applicable, rotate the system feet inward and lay the system on its side on a flat, stable surface.
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NOTE: For systems installed with the wheel assembly, ensure that you lay the system on a sturdy, stable
surface with the wheel assembly extending off the edge of the surface.
3.
Open the system.
4.
Align the GPU card holder with the slots on the chassis and the guide pin, and push it down until seated.
5.
Close the system.
6.
If applicable, place the system upright on a flat, stable surface and rotate the system feet outward.
7.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
Expansion Cards
Expansion Card Installation Guidelines
Table 3. Supported PCI Express Generation 3 Expansion Cards
PCIe Slot
Processor Connection
Height
Length
Link Width
Slot Width
1
Processor 1
Standard Height
Full Length
x8
x8
2
Processor 1
Standard Height
Full Length
x16
x16
3
Platform Controller Hub
Standard Height
Full Length*
x4
x8
4
Processor 1
Standard Height
Full Length
x16
x16
5
Processor 2
Standard Height
Full Length
x16
x16
6
Processor 2
Standard Height
Full Length
x8
x8
7
Processor 2
Standard Height
Full Length
x16
x16
*PCIe Generation 2 expansion card.
NOTE: To use PCIe slots 5, 6, and 7, both the processors must be installed.
NOTE: The expansion-card slots are not hot-swappable.
The following table provides a guide for installing expansion cards to ensure proper cooling and mechanical fit. The
expansion cards with the highest priority must be installed first using the slot priority indicated. All other expansion
cards must be installed in card priority and slot priority order.
Table 4. Expansion Card Installation Order
Card Priority
Card Type
Slot Priority
Maximum Allowed
1
Dell PowerEdge Express Flash
(PCIe SSD) Bridge
2
1
2
GPU (single width and double
width)
4, 5, 7, 2
4
3
External RAID
4, 5, 6, 2, 7
5
4
Internal RAID
4, 2, 1, 3
1
5
Converged Network Adapters
(CNAs)
4, 5, 6, 2, 7, 1
6
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Card Priority
Card Type
Slot Priority
Maximum Allowed
6
10 Gb NICs
4, 5, 6, 2, 7, 1
6
7
FC4/8 HBA
4, 5, 6, 2, 7, 1, 3
7
8
1 Gb NICs
4, 5, 6, 2, 7, 1, 3
7
9
Non-RAID
1, 4, 5, 6, 2, 7
6
10
Internal Tape Adapter
1, 4, 2
3
11
HIC
4, 5, 7, 2
4
GPU Card Installation Guidelines
Observe the following guidelines while installing a GPU card:
•
Ensure that the GPU enablement kit is ready.
•
Ensure that all GPU cards are of the same type or model.
•
Each GPU card supports up to 6 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.
•
A single processor configuration only supports up to two double or single width cards on slots 2 and 4.
•
A dual processor configuration supports up to four double or single width cards on slots 2, 4, 5, and 7.
•
Both the processors must be installed to use slots 5 and 7.
•
Two double width GPU cards on a single processor configuration and four double width GPU cards on a dual
processor configuration do not support any other add-on cards.
•
On a system with four double-width GPU cards, the hard-drive setting must be either onboard SATA controller or
S110.
•
Four double-width 300 W GPU cards (Intel 3120A) on a dual processor configuration or two double-width 300 W GPU
cards (Intel 3120A) on a single processor configuration cannot operate at an ambient temperature above 30 °C.
•
Two single width GPU cards on a single processor configuration and four single width GPU cards on a dual
processor configuration do not support H710, H710P, and H810.
•
A system with Express Flash configuration supports a maximum of two GPU cards.
•
The GPU cards must be installed:
–
Only on the x16 PCIe Generation 2 interfaces available on slots 2, 4, 5, and 7.
–
On systems that support one 5.25-inch removable media storage devices.
–
On systems with six fan configuration.
–
On systems that have the 1100 W power supply.
NOTE: When you have more than two GPU cards on your system, you will need two 1100 W PSUs installed on
your system.
Removing An Expansion Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2.
Lay the system on its side.
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3.
Open the system.
4.
Remove the PCIe card holder.
5.
If applicable, disconnect the data cables for the PERC card or/and the power cables from the GPU card.
6.
Open the PCIe card latch.
7.
Grasp the card by its edge, pull the card up to remove it from the card connector, and continue to pull the card up
and out of the card guides.
8.
Close the PCIe card latch.
9.
Replace the PCIe card holder.
10. Close the system.
11. Place the system upright.
12. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
Figure 31. Removing and Installing the Expansion Card
1.
2.
3.
PCIe card latch
PCIe card connector
PCIe card
Installing An Expansion Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Unpack the expansion card and prepare it for installation.
For instructions, see the documentation accompanying the card.
2.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
3.
Open the system.
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4.
Remove the PCIe card holder.
5.
If applicable, remove any cables from the PCIe card.
6.
Open the PCIe card latch adjacent to the slot you want to install the PCIe card.
7.
If you are installing a new card, remove the filler bracket.
NOTE: Keep this bracket in case you need to remove the expansion card. Filler brackets must be installed
over empty expansion-card slots to maintain FCC certification of the system. The brackets also keep dust and
dirt out of the system and aid in proper cooling and airflow inside the system.
8.
Holding the card by its edges, position the card so that the card-edge connector aligns with the PCIe card
connector.
9.
Insert the card-edge connector firmly into the PCIe card connector until the card is fully seated.
10. Close the PCIe card latch.
11. If applicable, connect any cables to the PCIe card.
12. Replace the PCIe card holder.
13. Close the system.
14. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
15. Install any device drivers required for the card as described in the documentation for the card.
Removing A GPU Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2.
Lay the system on its side.
3.
Open the system.
4.
Remove the PCIe card holder.
CAUTION: Do not use excessive force when removing the cables as it can damage the connectors.
5.
Disconnect the cables from the GPU card.
6.
Open the two PCIe card latches.
7.
Grasp the card by its edge, pull the card up to remove it from the card connector and out of the system.
8.
Replace the filler bracket, if you are not adding another card.
9.
Close the two PCI card latches.
10. Replace the PCIe card holder.
11. Close the system.
12. Place the system upright.
13. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
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Figure 32. Removing and Installing the GPU Card
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
GPU card
SLI data connector
GPU card power connector
GPU card power connector
x16 connector
PCIe card latches (2)
Installing A GPU Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
NOTE: Ensure that the GPU card is installed in the x16 slot.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2.
Lay the system on its side.
3.
Open the system.
4.
Remove the PCIe card holder.
5.
Open the two PCIe card latches.
6.
Remove the filler brackets.
7.
Locate the x16 slot on the system board.
8.
Insert the GPU card into the slot.
9.
Connect the cables to the GPU card.
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10. Close the two PCIe card latches.
11. Replace the PCIe card holder.
12. Close the system.
13. Place the system upright.
14. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
SD vFlash Card
A vFlash SD card is a Secure Digital (SD) card that plugs into the vFlash SD card slot in the system. It provides persistent
on-demand local storage and a custom deployment environment that allows automation of server configuration, scripts,
and imaging. It emulates USB device(s). For more information, see the iDRAC7 User's Guide at support.dell.com/
manuals.
Replacing An SD vFlash Card
1.
Locate the vFlash media slot on the system. For more information, see About Your System.
2.
To remove the vFlash media card, push inward on the card to release it, and pull the card from the card slot.
Figure 33. Removing and Installing the SD vFlash Card
1.
3.
vFlash media card
2.
vFlash media-card slot
To install the vFlash media card, with the label side facing up, insert the contact-pin end of the SD card into the
card slot on the module.
NOTE: The slot is keyed to ensure correct insertion of the card.
4.
Press inward on the card to lock it into the slot.
Internal Dual SD Module
NOTE: When the Redundancy option is set to Mirror Mode in the Integrated Devices screen of the System Setup,
the information is replicated from one SD card to another.
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Removing An Internal Dual SD Module
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2.
Open the system.
3.
Locate the internal dual SD module installed on the IDSDM connector on the system board.
4.
If applicable, remove the SD card(s).
5.
Pull the dual SD module and remove it from the system board.
6.
Close the system.
7.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
Figure 34. Removing and Installing the Internal Dual SD Module
1.
SD card connector
3.
SD card
2.
internal dual SD card module
Installing An Internal Dual SD Module
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2.
Open the system.
3.
Locate the IDSDM connector on the system board.
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4.
Align the connectors on the system board and the dual SD module.
5.
Push the dual SD module until it is firmly seated on the system board.
6.
Close the system.
7.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
Internal SD Card
Removing An Internal SD Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2.
Open the system.
3.
Locate the SD card slot on the internal dual SD module and press inward on the card to release it from the slot and
remove the card.
4.
Close the system.
5.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
Installing An Internal SD Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
NOTE: To use an SD card with your system, ensure that the Internal SD Card Port is enabled in the System Setup.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2.
Open the system.
3.
If applicable, remove the cooling shroud.
4.
Locate the SD card connector on the internal dual SD module. Orient the SD card appropriately and insert the
contact-pin end of the card into the slot.
NOTE: The slot is keyed to ensure correct insertion of the card.
5.
Press the card into the card slot to lock it into place.
6.
If applicable, replace the cooling shroud.
7.
Close the system.
8.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
Processors
Use the following procedure when:
•
Installing an additional processor
•
Replacing a processor
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NOTE: To ensure proper system cooling, you must install a processor blank in any empty processor socket.
Removing A Processor
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Before upgrading your system, download the latest system BIOS version from support.dell.com and follow the
instructions included in the compressed download file to install the update on your system.
2.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet. When
disconnected from the power source, press and hold the power button for three seconds to fully drain the system
of stored power prior to removing the cover.
3.
Open the system.
4.
Remove the cooling shroud.
WARNING: The heat sink and processor are hot to the touch for some time after the system has been
powered down. Allow the heat sink and processor to cool before handling them.
CAUTION: Never remove the heat sink from a processor unless you intend to remove the processor. The heat
sink is necessary to maintain proper thermal conditions.
5.
Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver, loosen the first screw that secures the heat sink to the system board.
6.
Wait 30 seconds for the heat sink to loosen from the processor and remove the screw diagonally opposite the first
screw.
7.
Repeat the procedure for the remaining two screws.
8.
Remove the heat sink.
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Figure 35. Removing and Installing a Processor
1.
heat sink
2.
captive screws (4)
3.
processor
4.
slots (4)
CAUTION: The processor is held in its socket under strong pressure. Be aware that the release lever can
spring up suddenly if not firmly grasped.
9.
Position your thumb firmly over the processor socket-release lever near the unlock icon
from the locked position by pushing down and out from under the tab.
and release the lever
10. Similarly, position your thumb firmly over the processor socket-release lever near the lock icon
and release the
lever from the locked position by pushing down and out from under the tab. Rotate the lever 90 degrees upward.
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Figure 36. Processor Shield Opening and Closing Lever Sequence
1.
socket release lever
2.
close first icon
3.
processor
4.
socket release lever
5.
open first icon
11. Hold the tab on the processor shield and rotate it upward and out of the way.
12. Lift the processor out of the socket and leave the release lever up so that the socket is ready for the new
processor.
NOTE: If you are permanently removing the processor, you must install a socket protective cap in the vacant
socket to protect the socket pins and keep the socket free of dust.
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Figure 37. Removing and Installing a Processor
1.
close first socket release lever
2.
pin-1 corner of processor
3.
processor
4.
open first socket release lever
5.
socket
6.
guide
7.
slot
8.
golden triangle
Installing A Processor
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
NOTE: If you are installing a single processor, it must be installed in socket CPU1.
1.
Before upgrading your system, download the latest system BIOS version from support.dell.com and follow the
instructions included in the compressed download file to install the update on your system.
NOTE: You can update the system BIOS using the Lifecycle Controller.
2.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
3.
When disconnected from the power source, press and hold the power button for three seconds to fully drain the
system of stored power prior to removing the cover.
4.
Open the system.
5.
Remove the cooling shroud.
6.
Locate the processor socket.
7.
If applicable, remove the socket protective cap.
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8.
Position your thumb firmly over the socket-release lever near the unlock first icon
the locked position by pushing down and out from under the tab.
9.
Similarly, release the socket-release lever near the close first icon
degrees upward.
and release the lever from
from the locked position. Rotate the lever 90
10. Hold the tab near the lock symbol on the processor shield and rotate it upward and out of the way.
11. Install the processor in the socket:
CAUTION: Positioning the processor incorrectly can permanently damage the system board or the processor.
Be careful not to bend the pins in the socket.
a. Identify the pin-1 corner of the processor by locating the tiny golden triangle on one corner of the processor.
Place this corner in the same corner of the ZIF socket identified by a corresponding triangle on the system
board.
b. Align the pin-1 corner of the processor with the pin-1 corner of the system board.
c. Set the processor lightly in the socket.
CAUTION: Because the system uses a ZIF processor socket, do not use force. When the processor is
positioned correctly, it drops down into the socket with minimal pressure.
d. Close the processor shield.
e. Rotate the socket-release lever near the unlock symbol until it is locked in position.
f. Similarly, rotate the socket-release lever near the lock symbol to the locked position.
CAUTION: Applying too much thermal grease can result in excess grease coming in contact with and
contaminating the processor socket.
12. If applicable, install the heat sink:
a. Open the grease applicator included with your processor kit and apply all of the thermal grease in the
applicator to the center of the topside of the new processor.
b. Place the heat sink onto the processor.
c. Tighten the four screws to secure the heat sink to the system board.
NOTE: Do not over-tighten the heat sink retention screws when installing the heat sink. To prevent overtightening, tighten the retention screw until resistance is felt, and stop once the screw is seated. The
screw tension should be no more than 6 in-lb (6.9 kg-cm).
13. Install the cooling shroud.
14. Close the system.
15. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
16. Press <F2> to enter the System Setup and check that the processor information matches the new system
configuration.
17. Run the system diagnostics to verify that the new processor operates correctly.
Power Supplies
Your system supports either:
•
Two 495 W, 750 W, or 1100 W AC power supply modules or
•
Two 1100 W DC power supply modules
NOTE: Titanium power supply is nominally rated for 200 VAC to 240 VAC input only.
When two identical power supplies are installed, the power supply configuration is redundant (1 + 1). In redundant
mode, power is supplied to the system equally from both power supplies to maximize efficiency.
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When only one power supply is installed, the power supply configuration is non-redundant (1 + 0). Power is supplied to
the system only by the single power supply.
NOTE: If two power supplies are used, they must be of the same type and have the same maximum output power.
Hot Spare Feature
Your system supports the Hot Spare feature that significantly reduces the power overhead associated with power
supply redundancy.
When the Hot Spare feature is enabled, a redundant power supply is switched to a sleep state. The active power supply
supports 100% of the load, thus operating at higher efficiency. The redundant power supply in the sleep state monitors
output voltage of the active power supply. If the output voltage of the active power supply drops, the redundant power
supply in the sleep state returns to an active output state.
The active power supply can also activate a sleeping power supply if having both power supplies active is more efficient
than having the redundant power supply in a sleep state. The power supply defaults are to wake both power supplies if
the load on the active power supply is greater than 50% and to sleep the redundant power supply if the load falls below
20%.
You can configure the Hot Spare feature using the iDRAC settings. For more information on iDRAC settings, see the
iDRAC7 User's Guide at support.dell.com/manuals.
Removing An AC Power Supply
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
CAUTION: The system requires one power supply for normal operation. On power-redundant systems, remove and
replace only one power supply at a time in a system that is powered on.
NOTE: You may have to unlatch and lift the optional cable management arm if it interferes with power supply
removal. For information about the cable management arm, see the system’s rack documentation.
1.
Disconnect the power cable from the power source and the power supply you intend to remove and remove the
cables from the strap.
2.
Press the release latch and slide the power supply out of the chassis.
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Figure 38. Removing and Installing an AC Power Supply
1.
connector
2.
power supply
3.
release latch
4.
power supply handle
Installing An AC Power Supply
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Verify that both the power supplies are the same type and have the same maximum output power.
NOTE: The maximum output power (shown in Watts) is listed on the power supply label.
2.
If applicable, remove the power supply blank.
3.
Slide the new power supply into the chassis until the power supply is fully seated and the release latch snaps into
place.
NOTE: If you unlatched the cable management arm, re-latch it. For information about the cable management
arm, see the system’s rack documentation.
4.
Connect the power cable to the power supply and plug the cable into a power outlet.
CAUTION: When connecting the power cable, secure the cable with the strap.
NOTE: When installing, hot-swapping, or hot-adding a new power supply, allow several seconds for the
system to recognize the power supply and determine its status. The power-supply status indicator turns
green to signify that the power supply is functioning properly.
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Wiring Instructions For A DC Power Supply
Your system supports up to two –(48–60) V DC power supplies (when available).
WARNING: For equipment using –(48–60) V DC power supplies, a qualified electrician must perform all
connections to DC power and to safety grounds. Do not attempt connecting to DC power or installing grounds
yourself. All electrical wiring must comply with applicable local or national codes and practices. Damage due to
servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow all safety instructions that
came with the product.
CAUTION: Wire the unit with copper only, unless otherwise specified, use only 10 American Wire Gauge (AWG)
wire rated minimum 90 ºC for source and return. Protect the –(48–60) V DC (1 wire) with a branch circuit overcurrent protection rated 50 A for DC with a high interrupt current rating.
CAUTION: Connect the equipment to a –(48–60) V DC supply source that is electrically isolated from the AC source
(reliably grounded –(48–60) V DC SELV source). Ensure that the –(48–60) V DC source is efficiently secured to earth
(ground).
NOTE: A readily accessible disconnect device that is suitably approved and rated shall be incorporated in the field
wiring.
Input Requirements
•
Supply voltage: –(48–60) V DC
•
Current consumption: 32 A (maximum)
Kit Contents
•
Dell part number 6RYJ9 terminal block or equivalent (1)
•
#6-32 nut equipped with lock washer (1)
Required Tools
Wire-stripper pliers capable of removing insulation from size 10 AWG solid or stranded, insulated copper wire
NOTE: Use alpha wire part number 3080 or equivalent (65/30 stranding)
Required Wires
•
One UL 10 AWG, 2 m maximum (stranded) black wire [–(48–60) V DC]
•
One UL 10 AWG, 2 m maximum (stranded) red wire (V DC return)
•
One UL 10 AWG, 2 m maximum green/yellow, green with a yellow stripe, stranded wire (safety ground)
Assembling And Connecting The Safety Ground Wire
WARNING: For equipment using –(48–60) V DC power supplies, a qualified electrician must perform all
connections to DC power and to safety grounds. Do not attempt connecting to DC power or installing grounds
yourself. All electrical wiring must comply with applicable local or national codes and practices. Damage due to
servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow all safety instructions that
came with the product.
1.
Strip the insulation from the end of the green/yellow wire, exposing approximately 4.5 mm (0.175 inch) of copper
wire.
2.
Using a hand-crimping tool (Tyco Electronics, 58433-3 or equivalent), crimp the ring-tongue terminal (Jeeson
Terminals Inc., R5-4SA or equivalent) to the green/yellow wire (safety ground wire).
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3.
Connect the safety ground wire to the grounding post on the back of the system using a #6-32 nut equipped with a
locking washer.
Figure 39. Assembling and Connecting the Safety Ground Wire
1.
safety ground wire
2.
grounding post
3.
locking washer
4.
spring washer
5.
#6-32 nut
Assembling The DC Input Power Wires
WARNING: For equipment using –(48–60) V DC power supplies, a qualified electrician must perform all
connections to DC power and to safety grounds. Do not attempt connecting to DC power or installing grounds
yourself. All electrical wiring must comply with applicable local or national codes and practices. Damage due to
servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow all safety instructions that
came with the product.
1.
Strip the insulation from the ends of the DC power wires, exposing approximately 13 mm (0.5 inch) of copper wire.
WARNING: Reversing polarity when connecting DC power wires can permanently damage the power supply
or the system.
2.
Insert the copper ends into the mating connectors and tighten the captive screws at the top of the mating
connector using a #2 Phillips screwdriver.
WARNING: To protect the power supply from electrostatic discharge, the captive screws must be covered
with the rubber cap before inserting the mating connector into the power supply.
3.
Rotate the rubber cap clockwise to fix it over the captive screws.
4.
Insert the mating connector into the power supply.
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Figure 40. Assembling the DC Input Power Wires
1.
DC power socket
2.
rubber cap
3.
captive screws (2)
4.
DC power connector
5.
wire –48 V
6.
wire RTN
7.
grounding wire
Removing A DC Power Supply
WARNING: For equipment using –(48–60) V DC power supplies, a qualified electrician must perform all
connections to DC power and to safety grounds. Do not attempt connecting to DC power or installing grounds
yourself. All electrical wiring must comply with applicable local or national codes and practices. Damage due to
servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow all safety instructions that
came with the product.
CAUTION: The system requires one power supply for normal operation. On power-redundant systems, remove and
replace only one power supply at a time in a system that is powered on.
NOTE: You may have to unlatch and lift the optional cable management arm if it interferes with power supply
removal. For information about the cable management arm, see the system’s rack documentation.
1.
Disconnect the power wires from the power source and the connector from the power supply you intend to
remove.
2.
Disconnect the safety ground wire.
3.
Press the release latch and slide the power supply out of the chassis.
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Figure 41. Removing and Installing a DC Power Supply
1.
connector
2.
power supply
3.
power supply status indicator
4.
release latch
5.
power supply handle
Installing A DC Power Supply
WARNING: For equipment using –(48–60) V DC power supplies, a qualified electrician must perform all
connections to DC power and to safety grounds. Do not attempt connecting to DC power or installing grounds
yourself. All electrical wiring must comply with applicable local or national codes and practices. Damage due to
servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow all safety instructions that
came with the product.
1.
Verify that both the power supplies are the same type and have the same maximum output power.
NOTE: The maximum output power (shown in Watts) is listed on the power supply label.
2.
If applicable, remove the power supply blank.
3.
Slide the new power supply into the chassis until the power supply is fully seated and the release latch snaps into
place.
NOTE: If you unlatched the cable management arm, re-latch it. For information about the cable management
arm, see the system’s rack documentation.
4.
Connect the safety ground wire.
5.
Install the DC power connector in the power supply.
CAUTION: When connecting the power wires, secure the wires with the strap to the power supply handle.
6.
Connect the wires to a DC power source.
NOTE: When installing, hot-swapping, or hot-adding a new power supply, allow several seconds for the
system to recognize the power supply and determine its status. The power-supply status indicator turns
green to signify that the power supply is functioning properly.
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Removing The Power Supply Blank
CAUTION: To ensure proper system cooling, the power supply blank must be installed in the second power supply
bay in a non-redundant configuration. Remove the power supply blank only if you are installing a second power
supply.
If you are installing a second power supply, remove the power supply blank in the bay by pulling outward on the
blank.
Figure 42. Removing and Installing the Power Supply Blank
1.
power supply blank
Installing The Power Supply Blank
NOTE: Install the power supply blank only in the second power supply bay.
To install the power supply blank, align the blank with the power supply bay and insert it into the chassis until it clicks
into place.
Power Interposer Board And Power Distribution Board
Removing The Power Interposer Board
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the power interposer board (PIB), you must remove the power supply
module(s) from the system before removing the power interposer board or power distribution board (PDB).
2.
Remove the power supply module(s) from the back of the chassis.
3.
If applicable, rotate the system feet inward and lay the system on its side on a flat, stable surface.
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NOTE: For systems installed with the wheel assembly, ensure that you lay the system on a sturdy, stable
surface with the wheel assembly extending off the edge of the surface.
4.
Open the system.
5.
Disconnect the power cables from the hard-drive backplane and the system board.
6.
Pull the release pin and detach the PIB from the PDB.
7.
Slide and lift the PIB up until the grooves on the PIB are free of the pins on the chassis.
Figure 43. Removing and Installing The Power Interposer Board
1.
power interposer board
3.
power distribution board
2.
release pin
Removing The Power Distribution Board
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Remove the power interposer board.
2.
Remove the six screws securing the power distribution board (PDB) to the chassis.
3.
Lift the PDB up and out of the chassis.
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1.
power distribution board
2.
screws (6)
Installing The Power Distribution Board
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Align the screw holes on the power distribution board (PDB) with the holes in the chassis.
2.
Secure the PDB on to the chassis using the six screws.
3.
If applicable, install the power interposer board.
4.
Connect the power cables to the system board and the hard-drive backplane.
5.
Install the power supply module(s) in their original locations.
6.
Close the system.
7.
If applicable, place the system upright on a flat, stable surface and rotate the system feet outward.
8.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
Installing The Power Interposer Board
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Install the power distribution board (PDB).
2.
Align the power interposer board (PIB) connector with the connector on the PDB.
3.
Keeping the grooves on the PIB aligned with the pins on the chassis, connect the PIB to the connector on the PDB.
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4.
Connect the power cables to the system board and the hard-drive backplane.
5.
Install the power supply module(s) in their original locations.
6.
Close the system.
7.
If applicable, place the system upright on a flat, stable surface and rotate the system feet outward.
8.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
System Battery
Replacing The System Battery
WARNING: There is a danger of a new battery exploding if it is incorrectly installed. Replace the battery only with
the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. See your safety information for additional
information.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2.
Lay the system on its side.
3.
Open the system.
4.
Remove the cooling shroud.
5.
Locate the battery socket. For more information, see System Board Connectors.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the battery connector, you must firmly support the connector while installing
or removing a battery.
6.
To remove the battery, support the battery connector by pressing down firmly on the positive side of the connector.
Figure 44. Removing and Installing the System Battery
1.
2.
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positive side of battery connector
system battery
7.
Lift the battery out of the securing tabs at the negative side of the connector.
8.
To install a new system battery, support the battery connector by pressing down firmly on the positive side of the
connector.
9.
Hold the battery with the "+" facing up and slide it under the securing tabs at the positive side of the connector.
10. Press the battery straight down into the connector until it snaps into place.
11. Install the cooling shroud.
12. Close the system.
13. If applicable, place the system upright and on its feet on a flat, stable surface.
14. Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
15. Enter the System Setup to confirm that the battery is operating properly.
16. Enter the correct time and date in the System Setup Time and Date fields.
17. Exit the System Setup.
Hard-Drive Backplane
Depending on your configuration, your system supports one of the following:
•
3.5 inch x8 SAS/SATA backplane or
•
2.5 inch x4 Dell PowerEdge Express Flash (PCIe SSD) backplane or
•
3.5 inch x12 SAS/SATA backplane or
•
2.5 inch x16 SAS/SATA backplane
Depending on your configuration, your system supports the following backplane combination:
•
3.5 inch x8 SAS/SATA backplane and 2.5 inch x4 PCIe SSD backplane
•
2.5 inch x16 SAS/SATA backplane and 2.5 inch x4 PCIe SSD backplane
Removing The Hard-Drive Backplane
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
If installed, remove the front bezel.
2.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.
3.
Open the system.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the drives and backplane, you must remove the hard drives from the system
before removing the backplane.
CAUTION: You must note the number of each hard drive and temporarily label them before removal so that
you can replace them in the same locations.
4.
Remove the cooling shroud.
5.
If applicable, remove the cooling-fan assembly.
6.
Remove all hard drives.
7.
Disconnect the SAS/SATA/SSD data, signal, and power cable(s) from the backplane.
8.
Pull out on the release pin or the release tab and pull the backplane upward and out from the system.
NOTE: For a Dell PowerEdge Express Flash (PCIe SSD) backplane, press down on the release tab to unlock
the hard-drive backplane and release it from the hard-drive bay.
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Figure 45. Removing and Installing The PCIe SSD Hard-Drive Backplane
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1.
hard-drive connector
2.
PCIe SSD hard-drive backplane
3.
release tab
4.
PCIe cable
5.
power cable
6.
signal cable
Figure 46. Removing and Installing a 3.5 Inch (x8) SAS/SATA Backplane
1.
backplane power connector
2.
backplane power cable
3.
release pin
4.
signal cable
5.
backplane
6.
SAS A cable
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Figure 47. Cabling—3.5 Inch (x8) SAS/SATA Backplane
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1.
power connector on backplane
2.
SAS A connector on backplane
3.
SAS A connector on system board
4.
power connector on PDB
5.
signal connector on system board
6.
signal connector on backplane
Figure 48. Removing and Installing a 3.5 Inch (x8) SAS/SATA Backplane With a Single PERC Card
1.
power connector
2.
power cable
3.
release pin
4.
SAS B cable
5.
signal cable
6.
backplane
7.
SAS A cable
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Figure 49. Cabling—3.5 Inch (x8) SAS/SATA Backplane With a Single PERC Card
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1.
power connector on backplane
2.
SAS A connector on backplane
3.
SAS B connector on PERC card
4.
SAS A connector on PERC card
5.
Power connector on PDB
6.
signal cable on system board
7.
signal cable on backplane
8.
SAS B connector on backplane
Figure 50. Removing and Installing a 3.5 Inch (x8) Plus 2.5 Inch (x4) SAS/SATA Backplane
1.
PCIe C cable
2.
power connector
3.
PCIe D cable
4.
PCIe B cable
5.
signal cable
6.
PCIe B cable
7.
power cable
8.
release pin
9.
SAS B cable
10. signal cable
11. SAS A cable
12. backplane
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Figure 51. Cabling—3.5 Inch (x8) Plus 2.5 Inch (x4) SAS/SATA Backplane
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
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PCIe B cable on PCIe SSD backplane
PCIe A cable on PCIe SSD backplane
SAS B cable from 3.5 inch backplane on PERC card
SAS A cable from 3.5 inch backplane on PERC card
PCIe D cable from PCIe SSD backplane to PCIe extender card
PCIe C cable from PCIe SSD backplane to PCIe extender card
PCIe B cable from PCIe SSD backplane to PCIe extender card
PCIe D cable from PCIe SSD backplane to PCIe extender card
PCIe SSD backplane power cable
x8 backplane power cable
x8 backplane signal cable
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
SAS B cable on 3.5 inch backplane
SAS A cable on 3.5 inch backplane
backplane power cable
backplane power connector
PCIe SSD backplane signal cable
PCIe D cable on PCIe SSD backplane
PCIe C cable on PCIe SSD backplane
Figure 52. Removing and Installing a 3.5 Inch (x12) SAS/SATA Backplane
1.
power connector
2.
power cable
3.
SAS B cable
4.
release pin
5.
SAS A cable
6.
signal cable
7.
backplane
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Figure 53. Cabling—3.5 Inch (x12) SAS/SATA Backplane
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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power connector on backplane
SAS B connector on backplane
SAS B connector on PERC
SAS A connector on PERC
power connector on PDB
signal connector on system board
SAS A connector on backplane
signal connector on backplane
Figure 54. Removing and Installing 2.5 Inch (x16) SAS/SATA Backplane
1.
backplane
2.
signal cable
3.
release pin
4.
power cable
5.
power connector
6.
SAS A cable
7.
SAS B cable
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Figure 55. Cabling—2.5 Inch (x16) SAS/SATA Backplane
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1.
SAS B connector on PERC
2.
SAS A connector on PERC
3.
power connector on PDB
4.
signal connector on system board
5.
SAS A connector on backplane
6.
SAS B connector on backplane
7.
power connector on backplane
8.
signal connector on backplane
Figure 56. Removing and Installing 2.5 Inch (x16) Plus 2.5 Inch (x4) SAS/SATA Backplane
1.
backplane
2.
PCIe D cable
3.
power cable
4.
PCIe C cable
5.
PCIe B cable
6.
signal cable
7.
PCIe A cable
8.
release pin
9.
signal cable
10. power cable
11. SAS A cable
12. SAS B cable
13. backplane
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Figure 57. Cabling—2.5 Inch (x16) Plus 2.5 Inch (x4) SAS/SATA Backplane
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1.
PCIe B cable on PCIe SSD backplane
2.
PCIe A cable on PCIe SSD backplane
3.
SAS B connector on PERC
4.
SAS A connector on PERC
5.
PCIe D cable on PCIe bridge card
6.
PCIe C cable on PCIe bridge card
7.
PCIe B cable on PCIe bridge card
8.
PCIe A cable on PCIe bridge card
9.
PCIe SSD backplane power connector on PDB
10. backplane power connector on PDB
11. SAS A connector on backplane
12. SAS B connector on backplane
13. power connector on backplane
14. signal connector on backplane
15. signal connector on PCIe SSD backplane
16. power connector on PCIe SSD backplane
17. PCIe D cable on PCIe SSD backplane
18. PCIe C cable on PCIe SSD backplane
Figure 58. Removing and Installing 2.5 Inch (x32) SAS/SATA Backplane With Two PERC Cards
1.
signal cable
2.
release pin
3.
power cable
4.
SAS A cable
5.
SAS B cable
6.
signal cable
7.
power cable
8.
SAS A cable
9.
SAS B cable
10. backplane
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Figure 59. Cabling—2.5 Inch (x32) SAS/SATA Backplane With Two PERC Cards
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1.
SAS A connector on 2nd PERC
2.
SAS B connector on 2nd PERC
3.
SAS B connector on 1st PERC
4.
SAS A connector on 1st PERC
5.
backplane 1 power connector on PDB
6.
backplane 2 power connector on PDB
7.
signal connector 1 on system board
8.
signal connector 2 on system board
9.
SAS A connector on backplane 2
10. SAS B connector on backplane 2
11. power connector on backplane 2
12. signal connector on backplane 2
13. power connector on backplane 1
14. SAS B connector on backplane 1
15. SAS A connector on backplane 1
16. signal connector on backplane 1
Figure 60. Removing and Installing 2.5 Inch (x32) SAS/SATA Backplane With a Single PERC Card
1.
signal cable
2.
release pin
3.
power connector
4.
SAS A cable
5.
SAS B cable
6.
SAS A1 cable
7.
SAS B1 cable
8.
signal cable
9.
power cable
10. SAS A1 cable
11. SAS B1 cable
12. backplane
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Figure 61. Cabling—2.5 Inch (x32) SAS/SATA Backplane With a Single PERC Card
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1.
signal connector on backplane 1
2.
SAS B connector on backplane 1
3.
SAS A connector on backplane 1
4.
SAS B connector on PERC
5.
SAS A connector on PERC
6.
backplane 1 power connector on PDB
7.
backplane 2 power connector on PDB
8.
backplane 1 signal connector on system
board
9.
backplane 2 signal connector on system board
10. backplane 2 SAS A connector
11. backplane 2 SAS B connector
12. backplane 2 power connector
13. backplane 2 signal connector
14. backplane 1 power connector
15. backplane 1 SAS B1 connector
16. backplane 1 SAS A1 connector
Installing The Hard-Drive Backplane
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Use the hooks at the base of the chassis as guides to align the hard-drive backplane.
2.
Slide down the hard-drive backplane to secure it into place.
NOTE: For a Dell PowerEdge Express Flash (PCIe SSD) backplane, slide down the hard-drive backplane until
the release tab snaps into place.
3.
Connect the SAS/SATA/SSD data, signal, and power cable(s) to the backplane. See the cabling instructions
provided in this document.
4.
If applicable, replace the cooling-fan assembly.
5.
Replace the cooling shroud.
6.
Install the hard drives in their original locations.
7.
Close the system.
8.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
9.
If applicable, install the front bezel.
System Top Cover
Use the following procedure when removing and installing the:
•
control panel (in the tower mode)
•
LCD module
•
VGA module
Removing The System Top Cover
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
NOTE: It is recommended that you always use a static mat and static strap while working on components in the
interior of the system.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2.
Open the system.
3.
Remove the system left side cover. For more information, see Removing System Left Side Cover.
4.
Remove the screws that secure the top cover to the chassis.
5.
Slide the cover slightly toward the front of the system and lift it away from the system.
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1.
system top cover
2.
screws (6)
Installing The System Top Cover
NOTE: It is recommended that you always use a static mat and static strap while working on components in the
interior of the system.
1.
Slightly offset the top cover toward the front of the system.
2.
Align the top cover with the control panel and the notches on the top of the chassis.
3.
Secure the cover onto the chassis using the screws.
System Left Side Cover
Use the following procedure when removing and installing the:
•
control panel in the tower mode
•
LCD module in either mode
Removing The System Left Side Cover
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
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NOTE: It is recommended that you always use a static mat and static strap while working on components in the
interior of the system.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2.
Lay the system on its side.
3.
Remove the screw securing the left side cover at the left front bottom of the chassis.
4.
Remove the three screws securing the left side cover at the back end of the chassis.
5.
Gently dislocate the cover by pushing up the cover from the bottom.
6.
Remove the cover away from the system.
Figure 62. Removing and Installing the System Left Side Cover
1.
left side cover
3.
screws (3)
2.
bottom screw
Installing The System Left Side Cover
NOTE: It is recommended that you always use a static mat and static strap while working on components in the
interior of the system.
1.
Replace the system top cover. See Installing The System Top Cover.
2.
Slightly offset the left side cover toward the top of the system so that the tabs on the side cover align with the slots
on the bottom of the chassis.
3.
Secure the left side cover onto the chassis using the screws.
Control Panel
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Removing The Control Panel—Tower Mode
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
If installed, remove the front bezel.
2.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
3.
Open the system.
4.
Remove the left side cover. See Removing The Left Side Cover.
5.
Remove the top cover. See Removing The System Top Cover.
6.
Remove the screw securing the control panel to the chassis.
7.
If applicable, remove the cooling fan assembly.
CAUTION: Do not use excessive force when removing the control panel cables as it can damage the
connectors.
8.
Remove the control panel cable, LCD cable, and the control panel USB cable from the system board.
9.
Slide the control panel out of the chassis.
10. Disconnect the cables from the control panel.
Figure 63. Removing and Installing the Control Panel—Tower Mode
1.
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control panel
2.
screw
Installing The Control Panel—Tower Mode
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Connect the control panel cable, the LCD cable, and the control panel USB cable to the control panel module.
2.
Align and insert the control panel into the control panel slot in the chassis.
3.
Secure the control panel to the chassis using the screw.
4.
Connect the control panel cable, the LCD cable and the control panel USB cable to the system board.
5.
Install the system top cover. See Installing The System Top Cover.
6.
If applicable, replace the cooling fan assembly.
7.
Install the system left side cover. See Installing The System Left Side Cover.
8.
Close the system.
9.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
10. If applicable, install the front bezel.
Removing The Control Panel—Rack Mode
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
If installed, remove the front bezel.
2.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
3.
Open the system.
4.
Remove the screw securing the control panel to the chassis.
CAUTION: Do not use excessive force when removing the control panel as it can damage the connectors.
5.
Disconnect all the cables from the system board to the control panel module.
6.
Slide the control panel module slightly out of the chassis.
7.
Pull up the corner edges of the control panel to disengage the tabs from the slots on the control panel module.
8.
Rotate the left edge of the control panel away from the chassis to release it from the chassis.
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Figure 64. Removing and Installing the Control Panel Module—Rack Mode
1.
control panel module
2.
screw
Figure 65. Removing and Installing the Control Panel From the Control Panel Module—Rack Mode
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1.
control panel
3.
control panel USB cable
2.
control panel cable
Installing The Control Panel—Rack Mode
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Connect the control panel cable and the control panel USB cable to the control panel module.
2.
Slide the control panel into the chassis.
3.
Secure the control panel to the chassis using the screw.
4.
Connect the control panel cable and the control panel USB cable to the system board.
5.
Close the system.
6.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
7.
If applicable, install the front bezel.
Removing The Control-Panel Board
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
If installed, remove the front bezel.
2.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
3.
Open the system.
4.
Remove the control panel.
5.
Remove the screws securing the control-panel board to the control panel.
6.
Lift the control-panel board away from the control panel.
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Figure 66. Removing and Installing the Control-Panel Board
1.
control-panel board
2.
screws (3)
Installing The Control-Panel Board
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Align the control-panel board with the control panel.
CAUTION: Take care not to damage the mylar covering the ID switch.
2.
Tighten the three screws to secure the control-panel board to the control panel.
3.
Install the control panel.
4.
Close the system.
5.
Reconnect the system and peripherals to their power sources, and turn them on.
6.
If applicable, install the front bezel.
LCD Module
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Removing The LCD Module—Tower Mode
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
2.
Open the system.
3.
Remove the left side cover. See Removing The System Left Side Cover.
4.
Remove the top cover. See Removing The System Top Cover.
5.
Remove the control panel assembly.
6.
Disconnect the LCD cable.
7.
Remove the screw securing the LCD module to the control panel.
8.
Remove the LCD module out of the control panel assembly.
Figure 67. Removing and Installing the LCD Module in the Tower Mode
1.
LCD module
3.
LCD cable
2.
screw
Installing The LCD Module—Tower Mode
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Align and insert the LCD module with the LCD module slot on the control panel.
2.
Secure the LCD module into the control panel using the screw.
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3.
Connect the LCD cable, the control panel cable and the control panel USB cable.
4.
Install the control panel assembly.
5.
Install the system top cover. See Installing The System Top Cover.
6.
Install the system left side cover. See Installing The System Left Side Cover.
7.
Close the system.
8.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
9.
If applicable, install the front bezel.
Removing The LCD Module—Rack Mode
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
If installed, remove the front bezel.
2.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
3.
Remove the system from the rack.
4.
Remove the system left side cover. See Removing The System Left Side Cover.
NOTE: The LCD module is located on the left side panel.
5.
Remove the screw securing the module to the chassis from the left side of the chassis.
CAUTION: Do not use excessive force when removing the LCD module as it can damage the connectors.
6.
Pull the LCD module turning it at an angle to release it from the side panel.
7.
Remove the LCD cable.
NOTE: If you are not replacing the LCD module, install an LCD module blank. The procedure for installing an
LCD module blank is similar to installing an LCD module.
Figure 68. Removing and Installing the LCD Module in the Rack Mode
1.
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screw
2.
LCD cable
3.
LCD module
Installing The LCD Module—Rack Mode
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Route the LCD cable through the cable securing bracket and through the inside wall of the chassis next to the LCD
module slot.
2.
If applicable, remove the LCD module blank.
3.
Insert the LCD module into the LCD module slot.
4.
Connect the LCD cable to the LCD module.
5.
Replace the screw.
6.
Connect the LCD cable to the system board.
7.
Replace the system left side cover. See Installing The System Left Side Cover.
8.
Close the system.
9.
Reinstall the system in a rack.
10. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
11. If applicable, install the front bezel.
VGA Module
The VGA module is available only in the rack-mode configuration of your system.
Removing The VGA Module
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
If installed, remove the front bezel.
2.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and
peripherals.
3.
Open the system.
4.
Remove the control panel.
5.
Release the hooks securing the VGA module to the control panel board and remove the VGA module.
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Figure 69. Removing and Installing the VGA Module
1.
control panel
2.
VGA module
3.
control panel cable
4.
control panel USB cable
Installing The VGA Module
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Align the slots on the VGA module with the hooks on the control panel board.
2.
Press down on the VGA module until the hooks snap into place.
3.
Install the control panel.
4.
Close the system.
5.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
6.
If applicable, remove the front bezel.
System Board
Removing The System Board
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
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CAUTION: If you are using the Trusted Program Module (TPM) with an encryption key, you may be prompted to
create a recovery key during program or system setup. Be sure to create and safely store this recovery key. If you
replace this system board, you must supply the recovery key when you restart your system or program before you
can access the encrypted data on your hard drives.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.
2.
Open the system.
3.
Remove the following:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
cooling shroud
cooling-fan assembly, if applicable
PCIe card holder
memory modules
all expansion cards
WARNING: The heat sink and processor are hot to the touch for some time after the system has been
powered down. Allow the heat sink and processor to cool before handling them.
f. heat sink(s) and processor(s)
g. internal dual SD module
h. If installed, internal USB key
4.
Disconnect all cables from the system board.
CAUTION: Take care not to damage the system identification button while removing the system board from
the chassis.
5.
Grasp the system-board holder, lift the blue release pin and slide the system board toward the front of the system.
CAUTION: Do not lift the system board assembly by grasping a memory module, processor, or other
components.
Figure 70. Removing the System Board
1.
system board
2.
release pin
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Installing The System Board
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Unpack the new system board assembly.
CAUTION: Do not lift the system board assembly by grasping a memory module, processor, or other
components.
2.
Hold the touch points and lower the system board into the chassis.
3.
Push the system board toward the back of the chassis until the board clicks into place.
4.
Replace the following:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
heat sink(s) and processor(s)
internal dual SD module
If applicable, internal USB key
memory modules
expansion-cards
If applicable, cooling-fan assembly
cooling shroud
PCIe card holder
5.
Reconnect all cables to the system board. See the cable routing diagrams in this document.
6.
Close the system.
7.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
8.
Import your new or existing iDRAC Enterprise license. For more information, see iDRAC7 User's Guide, at
support.dell.com/manuals.
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Troubleshooting Your System
4
Safety First—For You And Your System
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
Troubleshooting System Startup Failure
If you boot the system to the BIOS boot mode after installing an operating system from the UEFI Boot Manager, the
system hangs. The reverse is also true. You must boot to the same boot mode in which you installed the operating
system.
For all other startup issues, note the system messages that appear on the screen.
Troubleshooting External Connections
Ensure that all external cables are securely attached to the external connectors on your system before troubleshooting
any external devices.
Troubleshooting The Video Subsystem
1.
Check the system and power connections to the monitor.
2.
Check the video interface cabling from the system to the monitor.
3.
Run the appropriate diagnostic test.
If the tests run successfully, the problem is not related to video hardware.
If the tests fail, see Getting Help.
Troubleshooting A USB Device
Use the following steps to troubleshoot a USB keyboard/mouse. For other USB devices, go to step 7.
1.
Disconnect the keyboard and mouse cables from the system briefly and reconnect them.
2.
Connect the keyboard/mouse to the USB port(s) on the opposite side of the system.
3.
If the problem is resolved, restart the system, enter the System Setup, and check if the non-functioning USB ports
are enabled.
4.
Replace the keyboard/mouse with another working keyboard/mouse.
5.
If the problem is resolved, replace the faulty keyboard/mouse.
6.
If the problem is not resolved, proceed to the next step to begin troubleshooting the other USB devices attached to
the system.
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7.
Power down all attached USB devices and disconnect them from the system.
8.
Restart the system and, if your keyboard is functioning, enter the System Setup. Verify that all USB ports are
enabled on the Integrated Devices screen, in the System Setup options.
If your keyboard is not functioning, you can also use remote access. If the system is not accessible, reset the
NVRAM_CLR jumper inside your system and restore the BIOS to the default settings.
9.
Reconnect and power on each USB device one at a time.
10. If a device causes the same problem, power down the device, replace the USB cable with a known good cable, and
power up the device.
If all troubleshooting fails, see Getting Help.
Troubleshooting A Serial I/O Device
1.
Turn off the system and any peripheral devices connected to the serial port.
2.
Swap the serial interface cable with a working cable, and turn on the system and the serial device.
If the problem is resolved, replace the interface cable with a known good cable.
3.
Turn off the system and the serial device, and swap the device with a comparable device.
4.
Turn on the system and the serial device.
If the problem persists, see Getting Help.
Troubleshooting A NIC
1.
Run the appropriate diagnostic test. See Using System Diagnostics for available diagnostic tests.
2.
Restart the system and check for any system messages pertaining to the NIC controller.
3.
Check the appropriate indicator on the NIC connector:
•
If the link indicator does not light, check all cable connections.
•
If the activity indicator does not light, the network driver files might be damaged or missing.
Remove and reinstall the drivers if applicable. See the NIC's documentation.
•
If applicable, change the autonegotiation setting.
•
Use another connector on the switch or hub.
4.
Ensure that the appropriate drivers are installed and the protocols are bound. See the NIC's documentation.
5.
Enter the System Setup and confirm that the NIC ports are enabled on the Integrated Devices screen.
6.
Ensure that the NICs, hubs, and switches on the network are all set to the same data transmission speed and
duplex. See the documentation for each network device.
7.
Ensure that all network cables are of the proper type and do not exceed the maximum length.
If all troubleshooting fails, see Getting Help.
Troubleshooting A Wet System
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.
2.
Open the system.
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3.
Disassemble components from the system:
•
Hard drives
•
Hard-drive backplane
•
USB memory key
•
Cooling shroud
•
Expansion-card risers (if present)
•
Expansion cards
•
Power supply(s)
•
Cooling-fan assembly (if present)
•
Cooling fans
•
Processor(s) and heat sink(s)
4.
• Memory modules
Let the system dry thoroughly for at least 24 hours.
5.
Reinstall the components you removed in step 3.
6.
Close the system.
7.
Turn on the system and attached peripherals.
If the system does not start properly, see Getting Help.
8.
If the system starts properly, shut down the system and reinstall all of the expansion cards that you removed.
9.
Run the appropriate diagnostic test. For more information, see Using System Diagnostics.
If the tests fail, see Getting Help.
Troubleshooting A Damaged System
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.
2.
Open the system.
3.
Ensure that the following components are properly installed:
•
Cooling shroud
•
Expansion-card risers (if present)
•
Expansion cards
•
Power supply(s)
•
Cooling-fan assembly (if present)
•
Cooling fans
•
Processor(s) and heat sink(s)
•
Memory modules
•
Hard-drive carriers
4.
• Hard-drive backplane
Ensure that all cables are properly connected.
5.
Close the system.
6.
Run the appropriate diagnostic test. For more information, see Using System Diagnostics.
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If the tests fail, see Getting Help.
Troubleshooting The System Battery
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
NOTE: If the system is turned off for long periods of time (for weeks or months), the NVRAM may lose its system
configuration information. This situation is caused by a defective battery.
1.
Re-enter the time and date in the System Setup.
2.
Turn off the system and disconnect it from the electrical outlet for at least one hour.
3.
Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet and turn on the system.
4.
Enter the System Setup.
If the date and time are not correct in the System Setup, check the SEL for system battery messages.
If the problem is not resolved, see Getting Help.
NOTE: Some software may cause the system time to speed up or slow down. If the system seems to operate
normally except for the time kept in the System Setup, the problem may be caused by software rather than by a
defective battery.
Troubleshooting Power Supplies
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Reseat the power supply by removing and reinstalling it.
NOTE: After installing a power supply, allow several seconds for the system to recognize the power supply
and to determine if it is working properly.
2.
If the problem persists, see Getting Help.
Troubleshooting Cooling Problems
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
Ensure that none of the following conditions exist:
•
System cover, cooling shroud, EMI filler panel, memory-module blank, or back-filler bracket is removed.
•
Ambient temperature is too high.
•
External airflow is obstructed.
•
A cooling fan is removed or has failed.
•
The expansion card installation guidelines have not been followed.
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Troubleshooting Cooling Fans
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Open the system.
2.
Reseat the fan or the fan's power cable.
3.
If the fan functions properly, close the system.
If the problem persists, see Getting Help.
Troubleshooting System Memory
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
If the system is operational, run the appropriate diagnostic test. See Using System Diagnostics for available
diagnostic tests.
If diagnostics indicates a fault, follow the corrective actions provided by the diagnostic program.
2.
If the system is not operational, turn off the system and attached peripherals, and unplug the system from the
power source. Wait at least 10 seconds and then reconnect the system to power.
3.
Turn on the system and attached peripherals and note the messages on the screen.
If an error message is displayed indicating a fault with a specific memory module, go to step 12.
4.
Enter the System Setup and check the system memory setting. Make any changes to the memory settings, if
needed.
If the memory settings match the installed memory but a problem is still indicated, go to step 12.
5.
Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.
6.
Open the system.
7.
Check the memory channels and ensure that they are populated correctly.
8.
Reseat the memory modules in their sockets.
9.
Close the system.
10. Enter the System Setup and check the system memory setting.
If the problem is not resolved, proceed with the next step.
11. Open the system.
12. If a diagnostic test or error message indicates a specific memory module as faulty, swap or replace the module
with a known good memory module.
13. To troubleshoot an unspecified faulty memory module, replace the memory module in the first DIMM socket with a
module of the same type and capacity.
If an error message is displayed on the screen, this may indicate a problem with the installed DIMM type(s),
incorrect DIMM installation, or defective DIMM(s). Follow the on-screen instructions to resolve the problem. For
more information, see General Memory Module Installation Guidelines.
14. Close the system.
15. As the system boots, observe any error message that is displayed and the diagnostic indicators on the front of the
system.
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16. If the memory problem is still indicated, repeat step 12 through step 15 for each memory module installed.
If the problem persists after all memory modules have been checked, see Getting Help.
Troubleshooting An Internal USB Key
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Enter the System Setup and ensure that the USB key port is enabled from the Integrated Devices screen.
2.
Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.
3.
Open the system.
4.
Locate the USB key and reseat it.
5.
Close the system.
6.
Turn on the system and attached peripherals and check if the USB key is functioning.
7.
If the problem is not resolved, repeat step 2 and step 3.
8.
Insert a different USB key that you know works properly.
9.
Close the system.
If the problem is not resolved, see Getting Help.
Troubleshooting An SD Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
NOTE: Certain SD cards have a physical write-protect switch on the card. If the write-protect switch is turned on
then the SD card is not writeable.
1.
Enter the System Setup and ensure that the Internal SD Card Port is enabled.
2.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.
3.
Open the system.
CAUTION: If the Internal SD Card Redundancy option is set to Mirror Mode in the Integrated Devices screen
of the System Setup, you must follow the instructions in step 4 through step 7 to avoid loss of data.
NOTE: When an SD card failure occurs, the internal dual SD module controller notifies the system. On the
next reboot, the system displays a message indicating the failure.
4.
If the Internal SD Card Redundancy option is set to Disabled, replace the failed SD card with a new SD card.
5.
If SD card 1 has failed, remove the card from SD card slot 1. If SD card 2 has failed, install a new SD card in SD
card slot 2 and proceed to step 7.
6.
Remove the card present in SD card slot 2 and insert it into SD card slot 1.
7.
Insert the new SD card into SD card slot 2.
8.
Close the system.
9.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
10. Enter the System Setup and ensure that the Internal SD Card Port and Internal SD Card Redundancy mode is
enabled.
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11. Check if the SD card is functioning properly.
If the problem persists, see Getting Help.
Troubleshooting An Optical Drive
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Try using a different CD or DVD.
2.
Enter the System Setup and ensure that the integrated SATA controller and the drive's SATA port are enabled.
3.
Run the appropriate diagnostic test.
4.
Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.
5.
Open the system.
6.
Remove the front bezel.
7.
Ensure that the interface cable is securely connected to the optical drive and to the controller.
8.
Ensure that a power cable is properly connected to the drive.
9.
Close the system.
If the problem is not resolved, see Getting Help.
Troubleshooting A Hard Drive
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
CAUTION: This troubleshooting procedure can erase data stored on the hard drive. Before you proceed, back up
all files on the hard drive.
1.
Run the appropriate diagnostic test. For more information, see Using System Diagnostics.
Depending on the results of the diagnostics test, proceed as needed through the following steps.
2.
If your system has a RAID controller and your hard drives are configured in a RAID array, perform the following
steps:
a. Restart the system and press <F10> during system startup to run the Lifecycle Controller, and then run the
Hardware Configuration wizard to check the RAID configuration.
See the Lifecycle Controller documentation or online help for information on RAID configuration.
b. Ensure that the hard drive(s) have been configured correctly for the RAID array.
c. Take the hard drive offline and reseat the drive.
d. Exit the configuration utility and allow the system to boot to the operating system.
3.
Ensure that the required device drivers for your controller card are installed and are configured correctly. See the
operating system documentation for more information.
4.
Restart the system and enter the System Setup.
5.
Verify that the controller is enabled and the drives are displayed in the System Setup.
If the problem persists, try troubleshooting the expansion cards or see Getting Help.
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Troubleshooting Expansion Cards
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
NOTE: When troubleshooting an expansion card, see the documentation for your operating system and the
expansion card.
1.
Run the appropriate diagnostic test. For more information, see Using System Diagnostics.
2.
Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.
3.
Open the system.
4.
Ensure that each expansion card is firmly seated in its connector.
5.
Close the system.
6.
If the problem is not resolved, turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the
electrical outlet.
7.
Open the system.
8.
Remove all expansion cards installed in the system.
9.
Close the system.
10. Run the appropriate diagnostic test. For more information, see Using System Diagnostics.
If the tests fail, see Getting Help.
11. For each expansion card you removed in step 8, perform the following steps:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.
Open the system.
Reinstall one of the expansion cards.
Close the system.
Run the appropriate diagnostic test. For more information, see Using System Diagnostics.
If a problem is still indicated, see Getting Help.
Troubleshooting Processors
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Run the appropriate diagnostics test. See Using System Diagnostics for available diagnostic tests.
2.
Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.
3.
Open the system.
4.
Ensure that the processor and heat sink are properly installed.
5.
Close the system.
6.
Run the appropriate diagnostic test. For more information , see Using System Diagnostics.
If a problem is still indicated, see Getting Help.
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Using System Diagnostics
5
If you experience a problem with your system, run the system diagnostics before contacting Dell for technical
assistance. The purpose of running system diagnostics is to test your system hardware without requiring additional
equipment or risking data loss. If you are unable to fix the problem yourself, service and support personnel can use the
diagnostics results to help you solve the problem.
Dell Online Diagnostics
Dell Online Diagnostics, a stand-alone suite of diagnostic programs or test modules, allows you to run diagnostic tests
on the systems in a production environment, and helps you ensure maximum uptime of your systems. Online Diagnostics
allows you to run diagnostic tests on chassis and storage components such as hard drives, physical memory, and
network interface cards (NICs). You can use the graphical user interface (GUI) or the command line interface (CLI) to run
diagnostic tests on the hardware that Online Diagnostics discovers on your system. For information about using
diagnostics, see the Dell Online PowerEdge Diagnostics User’s Guide under Software → Serviceability Tools, at
dell.com/support/manuals.
Dell Embedded System Diagnostics
NOTE: Also known as Enhanced Pre-boot System Assessment (ePSA) diagnostics.
The embedded system diagnostics provides a set of options for particular device groups or devices allowing you to:
•
Run tests automatically or in an interactive mode
•
Repeat tests
•
Display or save test results
•
Run thorough tests to introduce additional test options to provide extra information about the failed device(s)
•
View status messages that inform you if tests are completed successfully
•
View error messages that inform you of problems encountered during testing
When To Use The Embedded System Diagnostics
If a major component or device in the system does not operate properly, running the embedded system diagnostics may
indicate component failure.
Running The Embedded System Diagnostics
The embedded system diagnostics program is run from the Dell Lifecycle Controller.
CAUTION: Use the embedded system diagnostics to test only your system. Using this program with other systems
may cause invalid results or error messages.
1.
As the system boots, press <F11>.
2.
Use the up and down arrow keys to select System Utilities → Launch Dell Diagnostics.
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The ePSA Pre-boot System Assessment window is displayed, listing all devices detected in the system. The
diagnostics starts executing the tests on all the detected devices.
System Diagnostic Controls
Menu
Description
Configuration
Displays the configuration and status information of all detected devices.
Results
Displays the results of all tests that are executed.
System Health
Provides the current overview of the system performance.
Event Log
Displays a time-stamped log of the results of all tests run on the system. This is displayed if at
least one event description is recorded.
For information about embedded system diagnostics, see the Dell Enhanced Pre-boot System Assessment User Guide at
dell.com/support/manuals.
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Jumpers And Connectors
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System Board Jumper Settings
For information on resetting the password jumper to disable a password, see Disabling A Forgotten Password.
Table 5. System Board Jumper Settings
Jumper
Setting
Description
PWRD_EN
The password feature is enabled (pins 2–4).
(default)
The password feature is disabled (pins 4–6). BIOS local
access is unlocked at the next AC power cycle.
NVRAM_CLR
(default)
The configuration settings are retained at the next system
boot (pins 3–5).
The configuration settings are cleared at system boot
(pins 1–3).
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System Board Connectors
Figure 71. System Board Jumpers and Connectors
Item
Connector
Description
1
SLOT1
PCIe card connector 1
2
SLOT2
PCIe card connector 2
3
SLOT3
PCIe card connector 3
4
SLOT4
PCIe card connector 4
5
NIC1
NIC1 connector
6
NIC2
NIC2 connector
7
B1, B5, B9, B2, B6, B10
Memory module sockets
8
FAN1
Cooling shroud fan connector
9
ID_BTN
System identification button
10
CMA_JACK
(Cable management arm) system identification
connector
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Item
Connector
Description
11
IDRAC_RJ45
iDRAC connector
12
USB 1 to 6
USB connectors
13
FAN2
Cooling shroud fan connector
14
VGA
Video connector
15
B12, B8, B4, B11, B7, B3
Memory module sockets
16
COM
Serial connector
17
SLOT5
PCIe card connector 5
18
SLOT6
PCIe card connector 6
19
J43
NA
20
SLOT7
PCIe card connector 7
21
PIN
System board release pin
22
PIB_CONN
PIB signal connector
23
INT_USB
Internal USB connector
24
FAN6
System fan connector
25
PWR_CONN_2
PIB signal connector
26
INTRUSION
Chassis intrusion switch connector
27
A10, A6, A2, A9, A5, A1
Memory module sockets
28
BP_SIG2
Backplane signal connector 2
29
FAN5
System fan connector
30
PWR_CONN_1
Power connector
31
BP_SIG0, BP_SIG1
Dell PowerEdge Express Flash (PCIe SSD) signal
connector, backplane signal connector 1
32
FAN4
System fan connector
33
LCD
LCD panel connector
34
A3, A7, A11, A4, A8, A12
Memory module sockets
35
CTRL_PNL
Control panel interface connector
36
FAN3
System fan connector
37
FP_USB
Front-panel USB connector
38
SW RAID
SW RAID connector
39
BATTERY
System battery connector
40
IDSDM
Internal dual SD module connector
41
SATA_E
Optical drive SATA connector
42
SATA_F
SATA connector
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Disabling A Forgotten Password
The system's software security features include a system password and a setup password. The password jumper
enables these password features or disables them and clears any password(s) currently in use.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform
troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or
telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your
warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
1.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.
2.
Open the system.
3.
Move the jumper on the system-board jumper from pins 2 and 4 to pins 4 and 6.
4.
Close the system.
The existing passwords are not disabled (erased) until the system boots with the Jumper on pins 4 and 6. However,
before you assign a new system and/or setup password, you must move the jumper back to pins 2 and 4.
NOTE: If you assign a new system and/or setup password with the jumper on pins 4 and 6, the system
disables the new password(s) the next time it boots.
5.
Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
6.
Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.
7.
Open the system.
8.
Move the jumper on the system-board jumper from pins 4 and 6 to pins 2 and 4.
9.
Close the system.
10. Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any attached peripherals.
11. Assign a new system and/or setup password.
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Technical Specifications
Processor
Processor type
One or two Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family
Expansion Bus
Bus type
PCI Express Generation 3 and 2
Expansion slots:
(Slot 1) One full-height, full-length x8 link
(Slot 2) One full-height, full-length x16 link
(Slot 3) One full-height, full-length, x4 link
NOTE: Slot 3 is PCI Express Generation 2 only.
(Slot 4) One full-height, full-length x16 link
NOTE: Both the processors must be installed to use
slots 5 through 7.
(Slot 5) One full-height, full-length x16 link
(Slot 6) One full-height, full-length x8 link
(Slot 7) One full-height, full-length x16 link
Memory
Architecture
800 MT/s, 1066 MT/s, 1333 MT/s, or 1600 MT/s DDR3
registered, unbuffered or load-reduced Error Correcting
Code (ECC) DIMMs
Support for advanced ECC or memory optimized
operation
Memory module sockets
Twenty-four 240-pin
Memory module capacities
LRDIMMs
32 GB quad-ranked
RDIMMs
2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, or 32 GB single-, dual-, or quad-ranked
16 GB single- or dual-ranked
UDIMMs
Minimum RAM
2 GB, 4 GB, or 8 GB
2 GB with a single processor
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Memory
4 GB with two processors
Maximum RAM
LRDIMMs
Up to 768 GB
RDIMMs
Up to 512 GB
UDIMMs
Up to 128 GB
Drives
Hard drives
Four–hard-drive systems
Up to four 3.5 inch, internal, hot-swappable SSD, SATA,
or SATA hard drives
hard-drive slots 0 through 3 (hard-drive slots 4 through 7
do not support any hard drives and are installed with
hard-drive blanks)
Eight–hard-drive systems
Up to eight 3.5 inch, internal, hot-swappable SAS, SATA,
or Nearline SAS hard drives
hard-drive slots 0 through 7
Twelve–hard-drive systems
Up to twelve 3.5 inch, internal, hot-swappable SAS,
SATA, SATA SSD, or Nearline SAS hard drives
hard-drive slots 0 through 11
Eight plus four-hard drive systems
Up to eight 3.5 inch, internal, hot-swappable SAS, SATA,
SATA SSD, or Nearline SAS hard drives, and four Dell
PowerEdge Express Flash devices (PCIe SSDs)
Sixteen–hard-drive systems
Up to sixteen 2.5 inch, internal, hot-swappable SAS,
SATA, SATA SSD, or Nearline SAS hard drives
hard-drive slots 0 through 7 and 8 through 15
Up to sixteen 2.5 inch, internal, hot-swappable SAS,
SATA hard drives and four SATA SSDs
Sixteen plus four hard-drive systems
Up to sixteen 2.5 inch, internal, hot-swappable SAS,
SATA, or SATA SSD hard drives plus four PCIe SSDs
hard-drive slots 0 through 3, 0 through 7, and 8 through 15
Thirty two–hard-drive systems with a single PERC card Up to thirty two 2.5 inch, internal, hot-swappable SAS,
SATA, SATA SSD, or Nearline SAS hard drives
hard-drive slots 0 through 7, 8 through 15, 16 through 23,
and 24 through 31
Thirty two–hard-drive systems with double PERC card
Up to thirty two 2.5 inch, internal, hot-swappable SAS,
SATA, SATA SSD, or Nearline SAS hard drives
hard-drive slots 0 through 7, 8 through 15, 0 through 7,
and 8 through 15
Optical drive
One optional SATA DVD-ROM drive or DVD+/-RW drive
NOTE: DVD devices are data only.
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Connectors
Back
NIC
Two 10/100/1000 Mbps
Serial
9-pin, DTE, 16550-compatible
USB
Six Hi-Speed USB Host
Video
15-pin VGA
Front
USB
Two Hi-Speed USB Host
Video
15-pin VGA
NOTE: The front VGA port is available only with the
rack configuration.
External vFlash memory card
One vFlash memory card slot
Internal
USB
One 4-pin, USB 2.0-compliant
Internal Dual SD Module
Two optional flash memory card slots with the internal SD
module
NOTE: One card slot is dedicated for redundancy.
Video
Video type
Integrated Matrox G200
Video memory
16 MB shared
Expanded Operating Temperature
NOTE: When operating in the expanded temperature range, system performance may be impacted.
NOTE: When operating in the expanded temperature range, ambient temperature warnings may be reported on
the LCD and in the System Event Log.
< 10% of annual operating hours
5 °C to 40 °C at 5% to 85% RH with 26 °C dew point.
NOTE: Outside the standard operating temperature
(10 °C to 35 °C), the system can operate down to 5
°C or up to 40 °C for a maximum of 10% of its annual
operating hours.
For temperatures between 35 °C and 40 °C, de-rate
maximum allowable dry bulb temperature by 1 °C per 175
m above 950 m (1 °F per 319 ft).
< 1% of annual operating hours
–5 °C to 45 °C at 5% to 90% RH with 26 °C dew point.
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Expanded Operating Temperature
NOTE: Outside the standard operating temperature
(10 °C to 35 °C), the system can operate down to –5
°C or up to 45 °C for a maximum of 1% of its annual
operating hours.
For temperatures between 40 °C and 45 °C, de-rate
maximum allowable dry bulb temperature by 1 °C per 125
m above 950 m (1 °F per 228 ft).
Expanded Operating Temperature Restrictions
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You must have six fans configured on your system.
Do not perform a cold startup below 5 °C.
The operating temperature specified is for a
maximum altitude of 3048 m (10,000 ft).
Express Flash is not supported.
GPU is not supported.
LRDIMM is not supported.
130 W 4 Core processor, 135 W processors, and 150
W processors are not supported.
Non-redundant power supplies are not supported.
Non Dell qualified peripheral cards and/or peripheral
cards greater than 25 W are not supported.
Environmental
NOTE: For additional information about environmental measurements for specific system configurations, see
dell.com/environmental_datasheets.
Temperature
Maximum Temperature Gradient (Operating and
Storage)
20 °C/h (36 °F/h)
Storage Temperature Limits
–40 °C to 65 °C (–40 °F to 149 °F)
Temperature (Continuous Operation)
Temperature Ranges (for altitude less than 950 m or
3117 ft)
10 °C to 35 °C (50 °F to 95 °F) with no direct sunlight on
the equipment.
Humidity Percentage Range
10% to 80% Relative Humidity with 26 °C (78.8 °F)
maximum dew point.
Relative Humidity
Storage
5% to 95% RH with 33 °C (91 °F) maximum dew point.
Atmosphere must be non-condensing at all times.
Maximum Vibration
Operating
0.26 Grms at 5 Hz to 350 Hz (all operation orientations).
Storage
1.87 Grms at 10 Hz to 500 Hz for 15 min (all six sides
tested).
Maximum Shock
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Environmental
Operating
One shock pulse in the positive z axis of 31 G for 2.6 ms in
all operational orientations.
Storage
Six consecutively executed shock pulses in the positive
and negative x, y, and z axes (one pulse on each side of
the system) of 71 G for up to 2 ms.
Maximum Altitude
Operating
3048 m (10,000 ft).
Storage
12,000 m (39,370 ft).
Operating Altitude De-rating
Up to 35 °C (95 °F)
Maximum temperature is reduced by 1 °C/300 m (1 °F/547
ft) above 950 m (3,117 ft).
35 °C to 40 °C (95 °F to 104 °F)
Maximum temperature is reduced by 1 °C/175 m (1 °F/319
ft) above 950 m (3,117 ft).
40 °C to 45 °C (104 °F to 113 °F)
Maximum temperature is reduced by 1 °C/125 m (1 °F/228
ft) above 950 m (3,117 ft).
Particulate Contamination
NOTE: This section defines the limits to help avoid IT equipment damage and/or failure from particulates and
gaseous contamination. If it is determined that levels of particulates or gaseous pollution are beyond the limits
specified below and are the reason for the damage and/or failures to your equipment, it may be necessary for you
to re-mediate the environmental conditions that are causing the damage and/or failures. Re-mediation of
environmental conditions will be the responsibility of the customer.
Air Filtration
NOTE: Applies to data center environments only.
Air filtration requirements do not apply to IT
equipment designed to be used outside a data
center, in environments such as an office or
factory floor.
Conductive Dust
NOTE: Applies to data center and non-data center
environments.
Corrosive Dust
Data center air filtration as defined by ISO Class 8 per
ISO 14644-1 with a 95% upper confidence limit.
NOTE: Air entering the data center must have
MERV11 or MERV13 filtration.
Air must be free of conductive dust, zinc whiskers, or
other conductive particles.
•
NOTE: Applies to data center and non-data center •
environments.
Air must be free of corrosive dust.
Residual dust present in the air must have a
deliquescent point less than 60% relative humidity.
Gaseous Contamination
NOTE: Maximum corrosive contaminant levels measured at ≤50% relative humidity.
Copper Coupon Corrosion Rate
<300 Å/month per Class G1 as defined by ANSI/
ISA71.04-1985.
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Environmental
Silver Coupon Corrosion Rate
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<200 Å/month as defined by AHSRAE TC9.9.
System Messages
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LCD Messages
NOTE: Applicable only if your system has an LCD display.
The LCD messages consist of brief text messages that refer to events recorded in the System Event Log (SEL). For
information on the SEL and configuring system management settings, see the systems management software
documentation.
NOTE: If your system fails to boot, press the System ID button for at least 5 seconds until an error code is
displayed on the LCD. Record the code, then see System Error Messages.
Viewing LCD Messages
If a system error occurs, the LCD screen will turn amber. Press the Select button to view the list of errors or status
messages. Use the Left and Right buttons to highlight an error number, and press the Select button to view the error.
Removing LCD Messages
For faults associated with sensors, such as temperature, voltage, fans, and so on, the LCD message is automatically
removed when that sensor returns to a normal state. For other faults, you must take action to remove the message from
the display:
•
Clear the SEL — You can perform this task remotely, but you will lose the event history for the system.
•
Power cycle — Turn off the system and disconnect it from the electrical outlet; wait approximately 10 seconds,
reconnect the power cable, and restart the system.
System Error Messages
System messages appear on the monitor to notify you of a possible problem with the system. These messages refer to
events recorded in the System Event Log (SEL). For information on the SEL and configuring system management settings,
see the systems management software documentation.
Some messages are also displayed in an abbreviated form on the system's LCD, if the system includes that feature.
NOTE: The LCD error messages listed here are displayed in the simple format. See Setup Menu to select the
format in which the messages are displayed.
NOTE: If you receive a system message not listed here, check the documentation of the application that was
running when the message was displayed or the operating system's documentation for an explanation of the
message and recommended action.
NOTE: In some messages, a particular system component is identified by name (“<name>”) component number
(“<number>”), or location (“bay”).
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Error Code
AMP0302
Message Information
Message
The system board <name> current is greater than the upper warning
threshold.
Details
System board <name> current is outside of the optimum range.
Action
AMP0303
ASR0001
ASR0002
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Review system power policy.
2.
Check system logs for power related failures.
3.
Review system configuration changes.
4.
If the issue persists, see Getting Help.
Message
The system board <name> current is greater than the upper critical
threshold.
LCD Message
System board <name> current is outside of range.
Details
System board <name> current is outside of the optimum range.
Action
ASR0000
1.
1.
Review system power policy.
2.
Check system logs for power related failures.
3.
Review system configuration changes.
4.
If the issue persists, see Getting Help.
Message
The watchdog timer expired.
Details
The operating system or an application failed to communicate within
the time-out period.
Action
Check the operating system, application, hardware, and system event
log for exception events.
Message
The watchdog timer reset the system.
Details
The operating system or an application failed to communicate within
the time-out period. The system was reset.
Action
Check the operating system, application, hardware, and system event
log for exception events.
Message
The watchdog timer powered off the system.
Details
The operating system or an application failed to communicate within
the time-out period. The system was shut down.
Action
Check the operating system, application, hardware, and system event
log for exception events.
Error Code
ASR0003
BAT0002
BAT0017
CPU0000
CPU0001
CPU0005
Message Information
Message
The watchdog timer power cycled the system.
Details
The operating system or an application failed to communicate within
the time-out period. The system was power-cycled.
Action
Check the operating system, application, hardware, and system event
log for exception events.
Message
The system board battery has failed.
LCD Message
The system board battery has failed. Check battery.
Details
The system board battery is either missing or bad.
Action
See Getting Help.
Message
The <name> battery has failed.
LCD Message
The <name> battery has failed. Check battery.
Details
The <name> battery is either missing, bad, or unable to charge due to
thermal issues.
Action
Check system fans. If the problem persists, see Getting Help.
Message
CPU <number> has an internal error (IERR).
LCD Message
CPU <number> has an internal error (IERR).
Details
System Event Log and Operating System Logs may indicate that the
exception is external to the processor.
Action
Review System Event Log and Operating System Logs. If the issue
persists, see Getting Help.
Message
CPU <number> has a thermal trip (over-temperature) event.
LCD Message
CPU <number> has a thermal trip. Check CPU heat sink.
Details
The processor temperature increased beyond the operational range.
Action
Review the logs for fan failures. If no fan failures are detected, check
inlet temperature (if available) and reinstall processor heat sink. If the
problem persists, see Getting Help.
Message
CPU <number> configuration is unsupported.
LCD Message
CPU <number> configuration is unsupported. Check CPU or BIOS
revision.
Details
System is unable to boot or may run in a degraded state.
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Error Code
CPU0010
CPU0023
CPU0204
Message Information
Action
Review the technical specifications for supported processor types.
Message
CPU <number> is throttled.
Details
The CPU is throttled due to thermal or power conditions.
Action
Review system logs for power or thermal exceptions.
Message
CPU <number> is absent.
LCD Message
CPU <number> is absent. Check CPU.
Action
Verify processor installation. If present, re-seat the processor.
Message
CPU <number> <name> voltage is outside of range.
LCD Message
CPU <number> <name> voltage is outside of range. Re-seat CPU.
Details
Voltages outside the allowable range may damage electrical
components or may cause the system to shutdown.
Action
CPU0700
Ensure the processor is seated correctly.
3.
Reapply input power and turn on the system.
4.
If the issue persists, see Getting Help.
CPU <number> initialization error detected.
LCD Message
CPU <number> initialization error detected. Power cycle system.
Details
System BIOS was unable to initialize the processor.
1.
Turn off the system and remove input power for one minute.
2.
Ensure the processor is seated correctly.
3.
Reapply input power and turn on the system.
4.
If the issue persists, see Getting Help.
Message
CPU <number> protocol error detected.
LCD Message
CPU <number> protocol error detected. Power cycle system.
Details
System event log and operating system logs may indicate that the
exception is external to the processor.
Action
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Turn off the system and remove input power for one minute.
2.
Message
Action
CPU0701
1.
1.
Check system and operating system logs for exceptions. If no
exceptions are found, continue.
Error Code
CPU0702
Message Information
Ensure the processor is seated correctly.
4.
Reapply input power and turn on the system.
5.
If the issue persists, see Getting Help.
CPU bus parity error detected.
LCD Message
CPU bus parity error detected. Power cycle system.
Details
System event log and operating system logs may indicate that the
exception is external to the processor.
1.
Check system and operating system logs for exceptions. If no
exceptions are found, continue.
2.
Turn off the system and remove input power for one minute.
3.
Ensure the processor is seated correctly.
4.
Reapply input power and turn on the system.
5.
If the issue persists, see Getting Help.
Message
CPU bus initialization error detected.
LCD Message
CPU bus initialization error detected. Power cycle system.
Details
System event log and operating system logs may indicate that the
exception is external to the processor.
Action
CPU0704
Turn off the system and remove input power for one minute.
3.
Message
Action
CPU0703
2.
1.
Check system and operating system logs for exceptions. If no
exceptions are found, continue.
2.
Turn off the system and remove input power for one minute.
3.
Ensure the processor is seated correctly.
4.
Reapply input power and turn on the system.
5.
If the issue persists, see Getting Help.
Message
CPU <number> machine check error detected.
LCD Message
CPU <number> machine check error detected. Power cycle system.
Details
System event log and operating system logs may indicate that the
exception is external to the processor.
Action
1.
Check system and operating system logs for exceptions. If no
exceptions are found, continue.
2.
Turn off the system and remove input power for one minute.
3.
Ensure the processor is seated correctly.
4.
Reapply input power and turn on the system.
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Error Code
Message Information
5.
FAN0000
FAN0001
FAN1201
HWC1001
HWC2003
HWC2005
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If the issue persists, see Getting Help.
Message
Fan <number> RPM is less than the lower warning threshold.
Details
Fan operating speed is out of range.
Action
Remove and reinstall the fan. If the issue persists, see Getting Help.
Message
Fan <number> RPM is less than the lower critical threshold.
LCD Message
Fan <number> RPM is outside of range. Check fan.
Details
Fan operating speed is out of range.
Action
Remove and reinstall the fan. If the issue persists, see Getting Help.
Message
Fan redundancy is lost.
LCD Message
Fan redundancy is lost. Check fans.
Details
Fan has failed.
Action
Remove and reinstall failed fans or install additional fans.
Message
The <name> is absent.
LCD Message
The <name> is absent. Check hardware.
Details
The absent device may be necessary for proper operation. System
functionality may be degraded.
Action
Reinstall or reconnect the hardware.
Message
The storage <name> cable is not connected, or is improperly
connected.
LCD Message
Storage <name> cable or interconnect failure. Check connection.
Details
The cable may be necessary for proper operation. System
functionality may be degraded.
Action
Check if the cable is present, then reinstall or reconnect.
Message
The system board <name> cable is not connected, or is improperly
connected.
LCD Message
System board <name> cable connection failure. Check connection.
Details
The cable may be necessary for proper operation. System
functionality may be degraded.
Error Code
MEM0000
MEM0001
MEM0007
MEM0701
MEM0702
MEM1205
Message Information
Action
Check if the cable is present, then reinstall or reconnect.
Message
Persistent correctable memory errors detected on a memory device
at location(s) <location>.
Details
This is an early indicator of a possible future uncorrectable error.
Action
Re-seat the memory modules. If the issue persists, see Getting Help .
Message
Multi-bit memory errors detected on a memory device at location(s)
<location>.
LCD Message
Multi-bit memory error on <location>. Re-seat memory.
Details
The memory module has encountered an uncorrectable error. System
performance may be degraded. The operating system and/or
applications may fail as a result.
Action
Re-seat the memory modules. If the issue persists, see Getting Help.
Message
Unsupported memory configuration; check memory device at location
<location>.
LCD Message
Unsupported memory configuration. Check memory <location>.
Details
The memory may not be seated correctly, misconfigured, or has
failed. Memory size is reduced.
Action
Check the memory configuration. Re-seat the memory modules. If the
issue persists, see Getting Help.
Message
Correctable memory error rate exceeded for <location>.
Details
The memory may not be operational. This an early indicator of a
possible future uncorrectable error.
Action
Re-seat the memory modules. If the issue persists, see Getting Help.
Message
Correctable memory error rate exceeded for <location>.
LCD Message
Correctable memory error rate exceeded for <location>. Re-seat
memory.
Details
The memory may not be operational. This an early indicator of a
possible future uncorrectable error.
Action
Re-seat the memory modules. If the issue persists, see Getting Help.
Message
Memory mirror redundancy is lost. Check memory device at
location(s) <location>.
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Error Code
MEM1208
MEM8000
PCI1302
PCI1304
PCI1308
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Message Information
LCD Message
Memory mirror lost on <location>. Power cycle system.
Details
The memory may not be seated correctly, misconfigured, or has
failed.
Action
Check the memory configuration. Re-seat the memory modules. If the
issue persists, see Getting Help.
Message
Memory spare redundancy is lost. Check memory device at location
<location>.
LCD Message
Memory spare lost on <location>. Power cycle system.
Details
Memory sparing is no longer available.
Action
Re-seat the memory modules. If the issue persists, see Getting Help.
Message
Correctable memory error logging disabled for a memory device at
location <location>.
LCD Message
SBE log disabled on <location>. Re-seat memory.
Details
Errors are being corrected but no longer logged.
Action
Review system logs for memory exceptions. Reinstall memory at
location <location>.
Message
A bus time-out was detected on a component at bus <bus>
device<device> function <func>.
Details
System performance may be degraded. The device has failed to
respond to a transaction.
Action
Cycle input power, update component drivers, if device is removable,
reinstall the device.
Message
An I/O channel check error was detected.
LCD Message
I/O channel check error detected. Power cycle system.
Action
Cycle input power, update component drivers, if device is removable,
reinstall the device.
Message
A PCI parity error was detected on a component at bus
<bus>device<device>function <func>.
LCD Message
PCI parity error on bus <bus> device <device> function <func>.
Power cycle system.
Details
System performance may be degraded, PCI device may fail to
operate, or system may fail to operate.
Error Code
PCI1320
PCI1342
PCI1348
PCI1360
PDR0001
PDR1016
Message Information
Action
Cycle input power, update component drivers, if device is removable,
reinstall the device.
Message
A bus fatal error was detected on a component at bus
<bus>device<device>function <func>.
LCD Message
Bus fatal error on bus <bus> device <device> function <func>. Power
cycle system.
Details
System performance may be degraded, or system may fail to operate.
Action
Cycle input power, update component drivers, if device is removable,
reinstall the device.
Message
A bus time-out was detected on a component at slot <number>.
Details
System performance may be degraded, or system may fail to operate.
Action
Cycle input power, update component drivers, if device is removable,
reinstall the device.
Message
A PCI parity error was detected on a component at slot <number>.
LCD Message
PCI parity error on slot <number>. Re-seat PCI card.
Details
System performance may be degraded, or system may fail to operate.
Action
Cycle input power, update component drivers, if device is removable,
reinstall the device.
Message
A bus fatal error was detected on a component at slot <number>.
LCD Message
Bus fatal error on slot <number>. Re-seat PCI card.
Details
System performance may be degraded, or system may fail to operate.
Action
Cycle input power, update component drivers, if device is removable,
reinstall the device.
Message
Fault detected on drive <number>.
LCD Message
Fault detected on drive <number>. Check drive.
Details
The controller detected a failure on the disk and has taken the disk
offline.
Action
Remove and re-seat the failed disk. If the issue persists, see Getting
Help.
Message
Drive <number> is removed from disk drive bay <bay>.
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Error Code
PST0128
PST0129
PSU0001
PSU0002
PSU0003
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Message Information
LCD Message
Drive <number> removed from disk drive bay <bay>. Check drive.
Details
The controller detected that the drive was removed.
Action
Verify drive installation. Re-seat the failed drive. If the issue persists,
see Getting Help.
Message
No memory is detected.
LCD Message
No memory is detected. Inspect memory devices.
Details
System BIOS was unable to detect memory in the system.
Action
Re-seat the memory modules. If the issue persists, see Getting Help.
Message
Memory is detected, but is not configurable.
LCD Message
Memory is detected, but is not configurable. Check memory devices.
Details
System BIOS detected memory, but was unable to configure the
memory for system operation.
Action
Compare system memory installation to supported system memory
configurations.
Message
Power supply <number> failed.
LCD Message
PSU <number> failed. Check PSU.
Action
Remove and reinstall the power supply. If the issue persists, see
Getting Help.
Message
A predictive failure detected on power supply <number>.
LCD Message
Predictive failure on PSU <number>. Check PSU.
Details
System performance and power redundancy may be degraded or
lost.
Action
Remove and reinstall the power supply at the next service window. If
the issue persists, see Getting Help.
Message
The power input for power supply <number> is lost.
LCD Message
Power input for PSU <number> is lost. Check PSU cables.
Details
The power supply is installed correctly but an input source is not
connected or is not functional.
Action
Verify the input source is attached to the power supply. Verify the
input power is within the operating requirements for the power
supply.
Error Code
PSU0006
PSU0016
Message Information
Message
Power supply <number> type mismatch.
LCD Message
Power supply <number> is incorrectly configured. Check PSU.
Details
Power supplies should be of the same input type and power rating.
Action
Install matched power supplies and review proper configuration in
this manual.
Message
Power supply <number> is absent.
LCD Message
PSU <number> is absent. Check PSU.
Details
The power supply has been removed or has failed.
Action
PSU0031
PSU0032
PSU0033
1.
Remove and reinstall the power supply.
2.
Check cables and subsystem components in the system for
damage.
3.
If the issue persists, see Getting Help.
Message
Cannot communicate with power supply <number>.
LCD Message
Cannot communicate with PSU <number>. Re-seat PSU.
Details
The power supply may operate, however power supply monitoring is
degraded. System performance may be degraded.
Action
Remove and reinstall the power supply. If the issue persists, see
Getting Help.
Message
The temperature for power supply <number> is in a warning range.
Details
System performance may be degraded.
Action
Check the system operating environment, including airflow and inlet
temperature. Check system logs for temperature and thermal
component failures.
Message
The temperature for power supply <number> is outside of the
allowable range.
LCD Message
PSU <number> temperature outside of range. Check PSU.
Details
System performance may be degraded.
Action
Check the system operating environment, including airflow and inlet
temperature. Check system logs for temperature and thermal
component failures.
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Error Code
PSU0034
Message Information
Message
An under voltage fault detected on power supply <number>.
LCD Message
An under voltage fault detected on PSU <number>. Check power
source.
Details
This failure may be the result of an electrical issue with cables or
subsystem components in the system.
Action
PSU0035
PSU0036
PSU0076
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Remove and reinstall the power supply.
2.
Check cables and subsystem components in the system for
damage.
3.
If the issue persists, see Getting Help.
Message
An over voltage fault detected on power supply <number>.
LCD Message
Over voltage fault on PSU <number>. Check PSU.
Action
Check input power or reinstall the power supply. If the issue persists,
see Getting Help.
Message
An over current fault detected on power supply <number>.
LCD Message
An over current fault detected on PSU <number>. Check PSU.
Details
This failure may be the result of an electrical issue with cables or
subsystem components in the system.
Action
PSU0037
1.
1.
Remove and reinstall the power supply.
2.
Check cables and subsystem components in the system for
damage.
3.
If the issue persists, see Getting Help.
Message
Fan failure detected on power supply <number>.
LCD Message
Fan failure detected on PSU <number>. Check PSU.
Action
Check for fan blockage. If the problem persists, see Getting Help.
Message
A power supply wattage mismatch is detected; power supply
<number> is rated for <value> watts.
LCD Message
PSU wattage mismatch; PSU <number> = <value >watts
Details
Power supplies should be of the same input type and power rating.
Action
Install matched power supplies and review this manual for proper
configuration.
Error Code
PSU1201
PSU1204
PWR1004
PWR1005
PWR1006
RFM1008
Message Information
Message
Power supply redundancy is lost.
Details
The power supply tries to operate in a degraded state. System
Performance and power redundancy may be degraded or lost.
Action
Check input power. Reinstall the power supply. If the issue persists,
see Getting Help.
Message
The power supplies are not redundant. Insufficient resources to
maintain normal operations.
LCD Message
PSU redundancy degraded. Check PSU cables.
Details
The current power operational mode is non-redundant because of a
power supply exception, a power supply inventory change, or a
system power inventory change.
Action
Check the event log for power supply failures. Review system
configuration and power consumption.
Message
The system performance degraded because power capacity has
changed.
Details
The system may power down or operate in a performance degraded
state.
Action
Check the event log for power supply failures. Review system
configuration and power consumption and upgrade or install power
supplies accordingly.
Message
The system performance degraded because the user-defined power
capacity has changed.
Details
The user-defined power settings have affected system operation.
Action
If unintended, review system configuration changes and power
policy.
Message
The system halted because system power exceeds capacity.
LCD Message
System power demand exceeds capacity. System halted.
Details
The system halted because system power exceeds capacity.
Action
Review system configuration, upgrade power supplies or reduce
system power consumption.
Message
Failure detected on Removable Flash Media <name>.
LCD Message
Removable Flash Media <name> failed. Check SD Card.
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Error Code
RFM1014
RFM1201
RFM2001
RFM2002
RFM2004
RFM2006
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Message Information
Details
An error was reported during a SD card read or write.
Action
Reseat the flash media. If the problem persists, see Getting Help.
Message
Removable Flash Media <name> is write protected.
LCD Message
Removable Flash Media <name> is write protected. Check SD Card.
Details
The card is write-protected by the physical latch on the SD card. A
write-protected card cannot be used.
Action
If unintended, remove the media and disable write protection.
Message
Internal Dual SD Module redundancy is lost.
LCD Message
Internal Dual SD Module redundancy is lost. Check SD Card.
Details
Either one or both the SD cards are not functioning properly.
Action
See Getting Help.
Message
Internal Dual SD Module <name> is absent.
LCD Message
Internal Dual SD Module <name> is absent. Check SD Card.
Details
The SD card module is not detected or not installed.
Action
If unintended, reinstall the SD module.
Message
Internal Dual SD Module <name> is offline.
Details
The SD card module is installed but may be improperly installed or
configured incorrectly.
Action
Reinstall the SD module.
Message
Failure detected on Internal Dual SD Module <name>.
LCD Message
Internal Dual SD Module <name> failed. Check SD Card.
Details
The SD card module is installed but improperly configured or failed to
initialize.
Action
Reinstall the SD module and remove and reinstall SD cards.
Message
Internal Dual SD Module <name> is write protected.
Details
The module is write-protected. Changes may not be written to the
media.
Action
If unintended, remove the media and disable write protection.
Error Code
SEC0031
SEC0033
SEL0006
SEL0008
SEL0012
SEL1204
Message Information
Message
The chassis is open while the power is on.
LCD Message
Intrusion detected. Check chassis cover.
Details
The chassis is open. System performance may be degraded, and
security may be compromised.
Action
Close the chassis. Check system logs.
Message
The chassis is open while the power is off.
LCD Message
Intrusion detected. Check chassis cover.
Details
The chassis was opened while the power was off. System security
may have been compromised.
Action
Close the chassis and verify hardware inventory. Check system logs.
Message
All event logging is disabled.
Details
This message is displayed when all event logging has been disabled
by the user.
Action
If unintended, re-enable logging.
Message
Log is full.
Details
When the event log is full, additional events are not written to the log.
Older events may be overwritten and lost. This message may also
appear if the user disabled event logging.
Action
Backup and clear log.
Message
Could not create or initialize the system event log.
Details
If the system event log fails to initialize, platform status and failure
events are not captured. Some management software do not report
platform exceptions.
Action
Reboot the management controller or iDRAC. Cycle system input
power. If problem persists call support.
Message
An unknown system hardware failure detected.
LCD Message
Unknown system hardware failure.
Details
If the system event log failed to initialize, platform status and failure
events are not captured. Some management software do not report
platform exceptions.
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Error Code
TMP0118
TMP0119
TMP0120
TMP0121
VLT0204
Message Information
Action
Re-configure system to the minimum supported configuration. If
issues persists, contact support.
Message
The system inlet temperature is less than the lower warning
threshold.
LCD Message
System inlet temperature is outside of range.
Details
Ambient air temperature is too cool.
Action
Check the system operating environment.
Message
The system inlet temperature is less than the lower critical threshold.
LCD Message
System inlet temperature is outside of range.
Details
Ambient air temperature is too cool.
Action
Check the system operating environment.
Message
The system inlet temperature is greater than the upper warning
threshold.
LCD Message
System inlet temperature is outside of range.
Details
Ambient air temperature is too warm or one or more fans may have
failed.
Action
Check the system operating environment and review event log for fan
failures.
Message
The system inlet temperature is greater than the upper critical
threshold.
LCD Message
System inlet <name> temperature is outside of range. Check Fans.
Details
Ambient air temperature is too warm or one or more fans may have
failed.
Action
Check the system operating environment and review event log for fan
failures.
Message
The system board <name> voltage is outside of the allowable range.
LCD Message
System board voltage is outside of range.
Details
System hardware detected an over voltage or under voltage
condition.
If multiple voltage exceptions occur consecutively the system may
power down in fail-safe mode.
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Error Code
Message Information
Action
1.
Review system logs for power supply exceptions.
2.
Re-configure the system to minimum configuration, inspect and
reinstall system cables.
3.
If the issue persists, see Getting Help.
Warning Messages
A warning message alerts you to a possible problem and prompts you to respond before the system continues a task.
For example, before you format a hard drive, a message warns you that you may lose all data on the hard drive. Warning
messages usually interrupt the task and require you to respond by typing y (yes) or n (no).
NOTE: Warning messages are generated by either the application or the operating system. For more information,
see the documentation that accompanied the operating system or application.
Diagnostic Messages
The system diagnostic utilities may issue messages if you run diagnostic tests on your system. See “Using System
Diagnostics” chapter for more information about system diagnostics.
Alert Messages
Systems management software generates alert messages for your system. Alert messages include information, status,
warning, and failure messages for drive, temperature, fan, and power conditions. For more information, see the systems
management software documentation.
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Getting Help
9
Contacting Dell
NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase
invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog.
Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. Availability varies by country and
product, and some services may not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer
service issues:
1.
Visit dell.com/support
2.
Select your support category.
3.
Verify your country or region in the Choose a Country/Region drop-down menu at the top of page.
4.
Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need.
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