X8OBN-F Platform
with
X8OBN-F Baseboard
X8OBN-CPU CPU Board
X8OBN-BR1 Bridge Card
USER’S MANUAL
Revision 1.1a
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Preface
Preface
This manual is written for system integrators, PC technicians and
knowledgeable PC users. It provides information for the installation and use of the
X8OBN-F platform, which consists of the X8OBN Baseboard, the X8OBN-CPU
Board, and the X8OBN-BR1 Bridge Card.
Note: CPU card and CPU board, Bridge card and Bridge board are used
interchangeably in this manual.
About the X8OBN-F Platform
The X8OBN-F platform consists of the X8OBN Baseboard, the X8OBN-CPU CPU
Board, and the X8OBN-BR1 Bridge Card. Each X8OBN-CPU Board supports up
to two Intel 7500 series processors and 16 DDR3 1066MHz memory modules. The
Intel 7500 series processors offer Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) Technology,
providing point-to-point system interface that replaces Front Side Bus technology.
The X8OBN-BR Bridge card provides connections between a pair of the CPU boards
installed on the X8OBN Baseboard. With support of Intel Turbo Boost Technology
and up to 80 CPU cores, the X8OBN-F platform offers substantial enhancement in
system performance for 4-way and 8-way servers. Please refer to our Website at
http://www.supermicro.com for processor and memory support updates. This product is intended to be installed and serviced by professional technicians.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1 provides quick installation instructions.
Chapter 2 describes the features, specifications and performance of the X8OBN-F
baseboard, and provides detailed information on the 7500 chipset.
Chapter 3 provides hardware installation instructions. Read this chapter when installing the processor, memory modules and other hardware components into the
system. If you encounter any problems, see Chapter 4, which describes troubleshooting procedures for video, memory and system setup stored in CMOS.
Chapter 5 includes an introduction to BIOS and provides detailed information on
running the CMOS Setup Utility.
Appendix A provides BIOS Error Beep Codes.
Appendix B lists software installation instructions.
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Conventions Used in this Manual
Pay special attention to the following symbols for proper baseboard installation and
to prevent damage to the system or injury to yourself:
Danger/Caution: Instructions to be strictly followed to prevent catastrophic
system failure or to avoid bodily injury,
Warning: Important information given to ensure proper system installation
or to prevent damage to the components,
Note: Additional information given to differentiate between various models
or to provide information for correct system setup.
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Preface
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Address:
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Email:
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support@supermicro.com (Technical Support)
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Table of Contents
Preface
Chapter 1 Quick Installation Guide
1-1
Preparation for Proper System Installation ..................................................... 1-1
1-2
Installing the CPU on the CPU Board ............................................................ 1-2
1-3
Installing the Memory Module on the CPU Board .......................................... 1-2
1-4
Installing the CPU Heatsink on the CPU Board ............................................. 1-3
1-5
Attaching the Air Shroud on the CPU Module ................................................ 1-3
1-6
Installing the Baseboard into the Chassis ...................................................... 1-4
1-7
Installing the CPU Module on the Baseboard ................................................ 1-5
1-8
Installing the Bridge Board between the CPU Boards ................................... 1-6
1-9
Installing Internal Peripherals .......................................................................... 1-7
1-10
Installing External Peripherals ........................................................................ 1-8
Chapter 2 Overview
2-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 2-1
2-2
Chipset Overview .......................................................................................... 2-13
2-3
Special Features ........................................................................................... 2-14
2-4
PC Health Monitoring .................................................................................... 2-14
2-5
ACPI Features............................................................................................... 2-15
2-6
Power Supply ................................................................................................ 2-15
2-7
Super I/O ....................................................................................................... 2-16
2-8
Overview of the Nuvoton WPCM450R Controller ....................................... 2-16
Chapter 3 Installation
3-1
Static-Sensitive Devices .................................................................................. 3-1
Precautions ..................................................................................................... 3-1
Unpacking ....................................................................................................... 3-1
3-2
Populating the CPU Board .............................................................................. 3-2
Installing a CPU on the CPU Board ............................................................... 3-2
Installing the CPU Heatsink on the CPU Board ............................................. 3-3
Installing Memory Modules on the CPU Board .............................................. 3-4
Removing Memory Modules ........................................................................... 3-4
3-3
Installing the Baseboard into the Chassis ...................................................... 3-5
Tools Needed .................................................................................................. 3-5
3-4
Installing the Populated CPU Board on the Baseboard ................................. 3-6
3-5
Installing the Bridge Card between the CPU Boards ..................................... 3-7
3-6
Memory Support for the X8OBN-F Platform ................................................... 3-8
3-7
Control Panel Connectors/I/O Ports.............................................................. 3-10
Back Panel Connectors/I/O Ports ................................................................. 3-10
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Back Panel I/O Port Locations and Definitions ........................................... 3-10
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Ports .............................................3-11
Universal Serial Bus (USB) ...................................................................... 3-12
Serial Ports ............................................................................................... 3-13
Video Connection ..................................................................................... 3-13
Ethernet Ports .......................................................................................... 3-14
Unit Identifier Switch ................................................................................ 3-15
Front Control Panel ....................................................................................... 3-16
Front Control Panel Pin Definitions............................................................... 3-17
NMI Button ............................................................................................... 3-17
Power LED .............................................................................................. 3-17
HDD LED.................................................................................................. 3-18
NIC1/NIC2 LED Indicators ....................................................................... 3-18
Overheat (OH)/Fan Fail/PWR Fail/UID LED ............................................ 3-19
Power Fail LED ........................................................................................ 3-19
Reset Button ........................................................................................... 3-20
Power Button ........................................................................................... 3-20
3-8
Connecting Cables ........................................................................................ 3-21
Power Connectors ................................................................................... 3-21
DOM Power Connector ............................................................................ 3-21
Fan Headers............................................................................................. 3-22
Chassis Intrusion ..................................................................................... 3-22
Internal Buzzer ......................................................................................... 3-23
Power LED/Speaker ................................................................................. 3-23
TPM Header/Port 80 ................................................................................ 3-24
Overheat LED/Fan Fail ............................................................................ 3-24
T-SGPIO 1/2 Headers .............................................................................. 3-25
3-9
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................ 3-26
Explanation of Jumpers ................................................................................ 3-26
GLAN Enable/Disable .............................................................................. 3-26
CMOS Clear ............................................................................................. 3-27
Watch Dog Enable/Disable ...................................................................... 3-27
VGA Enable .............................................................................................. 3-28
TPM Support Enable ................................................................................ 3-28
BMC Enable ............................................................................................ 3-29
ME Recovery ........................................................................................... 3-29
Manufacturer Mode Select ....................................................................... 3-30
JUID_OW1 (UID_Overwriting).................................................................. 3-30
BMC Reset .............................................................................................. 3-31
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Onboard LED Indicators ............................................................................... 3-32
GLAN LEDs .............................................................................................. 3-32
IPMI Dedicated LAN LEDs ....................................................................... 3-32
Rear UID LED ......................................................................................... 3-33
BMC Heartbeat LED ................................................................................ 3-33
3-11
Serial ATA Connections ................................................................................. 3-34
Serial ATA Ports........................................................................................ 3-34
Chapter 4 Troubleshooting
4-1
Troubleshooting Procedures ........................................................................... 4-1
Before Power On ............................................................................................ 4-1
No Power ........................................................................................................ 4-1
No Video ......................................................................................................... 4-2
System Boot Failure ..................................................................................... 4-2
Losing the System’s Setup Configuration ....................................................... 4-2
Memory Errors ............................................................................................... 4-3
When the System Becomes Unstable ............................................................ 4-3
4-2
Technical Support Procedures ........................................................................ 4-4
4-3
Frequently Asked Questions ........................................................................... 4-5
4-4
Returning Merchandise for Service................................................................. 4-6
Chapter 5 BIOS
5-1
Introduction...................................................................................................... 5-1
Starting BIOS Setup Utility .............................................................................. 5-1
How To Change the Configuration Data ......................................................... 5-1
Starting the Setup Utility ................................................................................. 5-2
5-2
Main Setup ...................................................................................................... 5-2
5-3
Advanced Setup Configuration ....................................................................... 5-4
5-4
Chipset .......................................................................................................... 5-19
5-5
Server Management ...................................................................................... 5-27
5-6
iSCSI ............................................................................................................. 5-29
5-7
Boot Configuration ........................................................................................ 5-29
5-8
Security ......................................................................................................... 5-31
5-9
Save & Exit ................................................................................................... 5-32
Appendix A BIOS Error Beep Codes
A-1
BIOS Error Beep Codes ................................................................................. A-1
Appendix B Software Installation Instructions
B-1
Installing Software Programs .......................................................................... B-1
B-2
Configuring SuperDoctor III ............................................................................ B-2
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Chapter 1: Quick Installation Guide
Chapter 1
Quick Installation Guide
If you purchase a bare bone system from Supermicro, the X8OBN-F Baseboard, the
X8OBN-CPU CPU Module, which includes the CPU board and its accessory, and
the X8OBN-BR1 Bridge Module, which includes a bridge board and its accessory,
are enclosed in the chassis. To prepare your system for proper installation, follow
the instructions below.
1-1
Preparation for Proper System Installation
Removing the Bridge Module from the Chassis
1. Loosen the screws on the Bridge board bracket.
2. Using even pressure pull the Bridge module out of the CPU module.
Removing the CPU Module from the Chassis
1. Locate the red latches on the handles of the CPU module
2. Press both red latches outwards (towards the ends of the chassis) to release
the CPU module handle from its locking position.
3. Hold both handles of the CPU board upwards to gently pull the CPU board
out from the chassis.
A
Press the red latches outwards to
unlock the CPU Board
B
Pull the handles upwards to remove
the CPU Board from the chassis.
Note 1. All graphics and images are for illustration only. They may be different from what you have in your system.
Note 2. CPU card and CPU board, Bridge card and Bridge board are used
interchangeably in this manual.
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Installing the CPU on the CPU Board
2
A
B
1
CPU Key
A. Press the socket clip down to unlock
B. Align the CPU key with the socket
it. Gently lift the socket clip to open the
key.
load plate.
D
C
CPU Pin 1
C. Align CPU Pin 1 against Socket Pin
1. Once they are aligned, lower the CPU
down to the socket.
D. Once the CPU is fully seated on
the socket, press the socket clip down
to lock it.
To avoid damaging the CPU, do not rub the CPU pins against the
socket.
1-3
A
Installing the Memory Module on the CPU Board
B
C
A. Align the key on the DIMM module
against the key of the DIMM socket.
B. Insert the DIMM module straight
down to the DIMM socket by pressing
both ends of the DIMM module at the
same time.
1-2
C. Press the notches on the ends of
the DIMM module inwards to lock it.
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1-4
Installing the CPU Heatsink on the CPU Board
A
B
A. If needed, apply the proper amount
B. Place the heatsink on top of the
of thermal grease (with thickness of
CPU so that the two mounting holes
on the heatsink are aligned with those
up to 0.13 mm) to the heatsink.
1-5
Note: The proper amount of
on the retention mechanism.
thermal grease has been applied to our heatsinks. If you
use a heatsink purchased
from SMC, skip this step.
C. Insert two push-pins on the sides
of the heatsink through the mounting holes on the motherboard, and
turn the push-pins clockwise to lock
them.
Attaching the Air Shroud on the CPU Module
Populated CPU Board (w/Air Shroud)
Populated CPU Board (w/Air Shroud) (Side View)
1-3
Populated CPU Board (w/Air Shroud) (Side View)
Attach the air shroud on the CPU module before you install the CPU module on
the X8OBN baseboard, making sure that all four hooks of the air shroud are fully
engaged.
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Installing the Baseboard into the Chassis
Follow the steps below to install the baseboard into the chassis. Be sure to install
the IO shield on the rear side of the chassis before you install the baseboard.
A. Locate the release latch on the
handle of the power distributor.
Image will be placed
when available
B
Press the release latch to release
the power distributor from locking
position.
C
B. Push the handle of the power
distributor forwards to make room
LS
LS
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
USB 0/1
COM1
for the main board to be installed.
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan12
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
Fan4
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LAN CTRL
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
JPWR3
Fan 10
Fan 9
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
D. Install standoffs in the chassis as
needed and secure the baseboard
to the standoffs with screws.
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
UID
JPL1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
C. Locate the mounting holes (23)
on the baseboard.
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JPWR2
JD1
ICH10R
USB4/5
USB2/3
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
COM2
Fan1
JPME1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
PWR 2
BT1
JBT1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPME2
JPRST1
JPB1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
E. Place the baseboard in the chassis making sure that the mounting
holes on the baseboard match the
corresponding standoffs on the
chassis. Please note that there
are three locating standoffs in the
chassis as shown in the drawing. Be sure that the main board
is fully seated on these locating
standoffs.
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
LS
Locating Standoff
D
Image will be placed
when available
E
Note: Mounting Holes
marked with LS are for
locating standoffs.
F. Pull the handle of the power
distributor backward to connect it
to the base board.
G. Connect the HDD Power Connector cables to the power supply
through an opening on the middle
fan plate.
G
Image will be placed
when available
H
Image will be placed
when available
H. Connect the intrusion cable and
the Front Panel Control cable.
X8OBN BaseBoard in the Chassis
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1-7
Installing the CPU Module on the Baseboard
After populating the CPU board with needed components, and installing the baseboard in the chassis, you can install the CPU module on the baseboard.
A. Using two hands, hold both handles of the CPU module.
B. Locate the CPU board slots on the X8OBN baseboard. Insert a CPU module into
a CPU board slot by following the steps below, starting from Slot1.
1. Align the guiding edges of the CPU bracket against the guiding rails on the
middle fan bracket and on the rear window of the chassis.
2. Insert the CPU module into the baseboard until the bottom of the CPU board
contacts the top of the CPU slot.
3. Press both handles of the CPU board inwardly to close them. Then, gently
push the CPU board into the CPU board slot until the CPU board is fully
seated in the CPU slot.
4. Press the red latches on the handles of the CPU bracket to lock the CPU
module onto the baseboard.
A
X8OBN-F Baseboard
Rev. 1.01
CPU Board Slot4
CPU Board Slot3
CPU Board Slot2
CPU Board Slot1
B
X8OBN Baseboard
Populated CPU Board (w/Air Shroud)
D
CPU Board
CP
Ba
se
Bo
ar
UB
oa
rd
Slo
t
d
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1-8 Installing the Bridge Board between the CPU
Boards
Once you've installed the CPU modules on the baseboard, you can install the
X8OBN-BRI Bridge board on the CPU boards.
Note: A Bridge board is needed to connect the pair(s) of the CPU boards
installed on Slot1 & Slot2, and/or Slot3 & Slot4. There is no Bridge board
needed between Slot2 and Slot3. Refer to the table below for details.
CPU Board
on Slot1
CPU Board
on Slot2
CPU Board
on Slot3
CPU Board
on Slot4
X8OBN-BRI Bridge Board
to be Installed
Memory
Support
Yes
Yes
No
No
One card needed
between Slot1 & Slot2
16/32
DIMMs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
One card needed
between Slot1 & Slot2;
Another card needed
between Slot3 & Slot4
32/64
DIMMs
To install the Bridge board between the CPU boards, follow the steps below:
A. Place the Bridge module on top of the CPU boards, making sure that the slot on
the Bridge board matches the golden finger of the CPU boards.
B. Press the module evenly to ensure that the gold fingers of the CPU boards are
fully seated on the Bridge board slots. Double check to make sure that all Bridge
modules are aligned horizontally after installation.
Brid
ard
ge C
X8OBN-BR1 Bridge Card
To Connect to the CPU Board
l
Popu
ated
CPU
th
d wi
Boar
hro
Air S
ud
Two Bridge Cards
Four CPU Boards
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A
B
Installing Internal Peripherals
SATA Drives
Add-on Cards
1. Remove screws from the assembly.
2. Pull the AC plug cage out of the chassis.
3. Remove the L bracket.
4. Install add-on cards.
5. Install screws and lock add-on cards.
6. Insert the add-on card assembly properly into the chassis.
7. Secure it to the chassis with screws.
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1-10 Installing External Peripherals
Mouse
IPMI LAN
Keyboard USB 0/1
COM1
VGA
LAN1 LAN 2
UID
Switch
Notes:
1. All graphics and images are for illustration only. They may be different from
what you have in your system.
2. For more details on power cable connection, please refer to Section 3-8 in
Chapter. Also refer to Chapter 3 for more information on system installation.
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Chapter 2: Overview
Chapter 2
Overview
2-1
Overview
Checklist
Congratulations on purchasing your computer system from an acknowledged leader
in the industry. Supermicro systems are designed with the utmost attention to detail
to provide you with the highest standards in quality and performance.
For more information regarding this product, please visit our website at www.
supermicro.com.
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X8OBN-F Baseboard Image
Note: All graphics shown in this manual were based upon the latest PCB
Revision available at the time of publishing of the manual. The board
you've received may or may not look exactly the same as the graphics
shown in this manual.
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Chapter 2: Overview
X8OBN-F Baseboard Layout
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
USB 0/1
COM1
JF1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan12
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
J32 J25
UID
JPL1
LED6
CPU Board Slot 2
Fan 10
Fan 9
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
JP16
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
LAN CTRL
JPWR4
JPWR3
Fan8
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
J26
JPG1
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JPWR2
JD1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
ICH10R
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
USB4/5
USB2/3
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
Buzzer
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
COM2
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
T-SGPIO2
JPME1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
PWR 2
BT1
JBT1
JPME2
JPB1
JPRST1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
Fan1
BMC CTRL
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
Notes:
•
See Chapter 3 for detailed information on jumpers, I/O ports and JF1 front
panel connections.
•
" " indicates the location of "Pin 1".
•
Jumpers not indicated are for testing only.
•
LED Indicators that are not documented are for testing only.
•
Please refer to the quick installation guide in Chapter 1 and installation instructions listed in Chapter 3 for installation instructions.
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X8OBN-CPU Board Image
X8OBN-CPU Board Layout
X8OBN-CPU
Rev.1.01
J47
J48
P2-DIMM6A
P1-DIMM4A
P2-DIMM5A
P1-DIMM3A
MB3
(for CPU2)
MB4
(for CPU2)
MB2
(for CPU1)
CPU2
MB1
(for CPU1)
P2-DIMM7A
P1-DIMM1A
P2-DIMM8A
P1-DIMM2A
P2-DIMM2A
P1-DIMM8A
P2-DIMM1A
P1-DIMM7A
MB1
(for CPU2)
MB2
(for CPU2)
CPU1
MB4
(for CPU1)
P2-DIMM3A
MB3
(for CPU1)
P1-DIMM5A
P1-DIMM6A
P2-DIMM4A
J35
J43
J44
J46
2-4
J45
J36
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X8OBN-BR1 Bridge Card Image
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X8OBN-F Baseboard Layout
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
USB 0/1
COM1
JF1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan12
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
J32 J25
Fan 10
Fan 9
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LAN CTRL
JP16
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
UID
JPL1
JPWR4
JPWR3
Fan8
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
J26
JPG1
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JPWR2
JD1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPME2
ICH10R
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
Buzzer
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
COM2
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
T-SGPIO2
JPME1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
PWR 2
BT1
JBT1
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPB1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
Fan1
BMC CTRL
JPRST1
LED6
CPU Board Slot 2
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
Note: Due to PCI-E auto-switching, please follow the instructions below.
•
•
•
•
For PCI-E 2.0 Slot 10 and Slot 9: Install Slot 10 first. However, Slot 10
will be down-graded to support a PCI-E 2.0 x8 device when Slot 9 is
populated with a PCI-E 2.0x8 device.
For PCI-E 2.0 Slot 8 and Slot 7: Install Slot 8 first. However, Slot 8
will be down-graded to support a PCI-E 2.0 x8 device when Slot 7 is
populated with a PCI-E 2.0x8 device.
For PCI-E 2.0 Slot 6 and Slot 5: Install Slot 6 first. However, Slot 6
will be down-graded to support a PCI-E 2.0 x8 device when Slot 5 is
populated with a PCI-E 2.0x8 device.
For PCI-E 2.0 Slot 4 and Slot 3: Install Slot 4 first. However, Slot 4
will be down-graded to support a PCI-E 2.0 x8 device when Slot 3 is
populated with a PCI-E 2.0x8 device.
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X8OBN-F Baseboard Quick Reference
X8OBN-F Jumpers
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
JBT1
Clear CMOS
See Chapter 3
JPB1
BMC Enabled
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPG1
VGA Enabled
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPME1
ME Mode Recovery
Off (Normal)
JPME2
ME Mode Select
Off (Normal)
JPL1
GLAN1/GLAN2 Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPRST1
BMC Reset
Off (Normal)
JPT1
TPM Enabled
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JUID_OW1
UID Overwrite
Off (Normal)
JWD1
Watch Dog
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
X8OBN-F Baseboard Connectors
Connectors
Description
3-pin Fans
(Two) 3-pin Fan Headers for IOH1 (Fan7) & IOH2 (Fan8)
4-pin Fans
(Six) 4-pin System/Cooling Fan Headers (Fan1/Fan2,
Fan9~Fan 12)
(Four) 4-pin CPU_Board Fan Headers (Fan3~Fan6)
BT1
Onboard Battery (See Chpt. 4 for Used Battery Disposal)
Buzzer
Internal Buzzer
CPU Board Slots
1~4
CPU Board Slots 1~4 (for CPU boards)
COM1/COM2
COM/Serial Connections
I-SATA 0~5
Intel SB SATA Connectors 0~5
JD1
Speaker/Power LED Indicator
JF1
Front Panel Control Header
JIPMB1
4-pin External BMC I2C Header (for an IPMI Card)
JL1
Chassis Intrusion
JOH1
Overheat/Fan Fail LED
JP16~JP19
HDD Power Connectors (See Warning on Pg. 2-8)
JP21/JP22
Main Power supply Connectors (JP22: PWR1/JP21: PWR2)
(See Warning on Pg. 2-8)
JPWR1~JPWR4
8-Pin GPU Power Connectors (Warning on Pg. 2-8.)
JTPM1
TPM (Trusted Platform Module)/Port 80 Header
JWF1
SATA DOM (Device_On-Module) Power Connector (See
Warning on Pg. 2-8)
KB/MOUSE
Keyboard/Mouse Connections
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LAN1/LAN2
G-bit Ethernet Ports 1/2
(IPMI) LAN
IPMI_Dedicated LAN
PCI-E 2.0 x8
PCI-Express 2.0 x8 Slots (Slot3/Slot5/Slot7/Slot9)(See Note
on P. 2-6)
PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
PCI-Express 2.0 x8 in x16 Slots (Slot1/Slot2) (See Note on
P. 2-6)
PCI-E 2.0 x16
PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slots (Slot4/Slot6/Slot8/Slot10) (See
Note on P. 2-6)
T-SGPIO 1/2
Serial_Link General Purpose I/O Headers
USB 0/1
Back Panel USB 0/1
USB 2/3, USB 4/5,
USB 8, USB 10
Front Panel Accessible USB Connections
UID Switch
UID (Unit Identifier) Switch
VGA
Backpanel VGA Port
X8OBN-F LED Indicators
LED
Description
State
Status
LED4
BMC Heartbeat LED
Green: Blinking
Normal
LED 6
UID LED
Blue: On (Windows OS),
UID LED
Blinking (Linux)
LED12~LED19
Port 80 LEDs
8-bit binary POST Code
LEDs
(for future
debug)
Note: For PCI-E slots to work properly, follow the instructions listed on
Page 2-6.
Warning! To avoid damaging the power supply or the system, and to
provide adequate power to the components, be sure to connect the main
power connectors (JP22, JP21) and the following power connectors to the
power supply. Failure to do so will void the manufacturer warranty.
•
Main Power Connectors (JP22, JP21).
•
HDD Power Connectors (reserved for HDD used only) (JP16~JP19)
•
•
GPU 8-pin Power Connectors (reserved for graphics card use only) (JPWR1/
JPWR2/JPWR3/JPWR4)
SATA DOM Power Connector used for SATA devices (JWF1)
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Baseboard Features
Baseboard
Modular design with a baseboard with four CPU_board
slots that support up to four CPU boards;
1. The baseboard includes two 7500 IO hubs, one
PLX PEX8648 PCI-E software controller and ten
PCI-E slots;
2. Each CPU board includes the following:
CPU (per
CPU Board)
•
Two Intel® 7500 Series (Socket LS-LGA 1567) processors; each processor supports four full-width Intel
QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) links (with support of
up to 25.6 GT/s per QPI link and with Data Transfer
Rate of up to 6.4 GT/s per direction)
Memory (per
CPU Board)
•
16 DDR3R RDIMMs running at speeds of 1066/978/800
MHz (via an onboard buffer)
•
Support for up to 256 GB of Registered ECC DDR3
memory per CPU board
Chipset
Expansion
Slots (See
Page 2-6)
Graphics
Network
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
RDIMM
1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB
Two Intel® 7500 IO Hubs
One ICH10R
Four (4) PCI E 2.0 x8 (Slot3/Slot5/Slot7/Slot9)
Two (2) PCI E 2.0 x8 in x16 (Slot1/Slot2)
Four (4) PCI E 2.0 x16 (Slot4/Slot6/Slot8/Slot10)
Winbond BMC Video Controller (Matrox G200eW)
One Intel 82576 Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mb/s) Ethernet
Dual-Channel Controller for LAN 1/LAN 2 ports.
•
One IPMI LAN 2.0 port supported by the BMC
SATA Connections
I/O Devices
•
•
SATA Ports
Six (6)
RAID (Win-
RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
dows)
Integrated IPMI 2.0
•
IPMI 2.0 supported by the WPCM450R BMC
Serial (COM) Port
•
Two (2) Fast UART 16550 Connections: a Backplane
Serial Port and a Front Accessible Serial Header
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Super I/O
•
Peripheral
Devices
Winbond Super I/O 83527
USB Devices
•
•
Two (2) USB ports on the rear I/O panel (USB 0/1)
Two (2) USB connectors (4 ports) for front access
(USB 2/3, USB 4/5)
BIOS
•
•
•
Two (2) Type A internal connector (USB 8/10)
64 Mb SPI AMI BIOS® SM Flash BIOS
APM 1.2, PCI 2.3, ACPI 1.0/2.0/3.0, USB Keyboard,
Plug & Play (PnP) and SMBIOS 2.5
Power
•
Two (2) Main Power Supply Connectors (PWR1/
PWR2)
•
Four (4) 8-pin GPU Power Connectors
(JPWR1~JPWR4),
3. Four (4) HDD Power Connectors (JP16/JP17/JP18/
JP19)
•
One (1) SATA DOM Power Connection (JWF1)
Note: All these power connections are required
for adequate power supply to the components
and the system.
Config.
•
•
•
Main switch override mechanism
Power-on mode for AC power recovery
CPU Monitoring
PC Health
Monitoring
ACPI/ACPM Power Management
Onboard voltage monitors for CPU Vcore (up to 8
CPUs), IOH1 Vcore, IOH2 Vcore, 3.3VDD, 3.3VSB,
P3V3, P3V3_AUX, 12V, 5V, Memory Voltage, and Battery Voltage.
•
•
•
•
CPU 7-Phase switching voltage regulator
CPU/System overheat LED and control
CPU Thermal Trip support
Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) support
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Fan Control
•
Twelve (12) 4-pin system cooling fans with Fan status
monitoring with firmware (Pulse Width Modulation)
fan speed control and Low noise fan speed control
•
Two (2) 3-pin IOH fans (JP3: IOH1 Fan/JP2: IOH2
Fan)
System Management
Dimensions
•
PECI (Platform Environment Configuration Interface)
2.0 support
•
•
•
•
System resource alert via SuperDoctor III
SuperDoctor III, Watch Dog, NMI
Chassis Intrusion Header and Detection
16.8" (L) x 16.4" (W) (426.72mm x 416.56 mm)
(X8OBN-F Baseboard)
Notes:
1. For IPMI Configuration Instructions, please refer to the Embedded IPMI
Configuration User's Guide available @ http://www.supermicro.com/support/
manuals/.
2. For PCI-E expansion slots to work properly, please refer to the instructions listed on Page 2-6.
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QPI 6.4GT/s
2-12
GLAN RJ45 CONN
GLAN RJ45 CONN
KAWELA
Slot7 PCI-e x8 (X8)
Slot8 PCI-e x16 (X16)
Slot9 PCI-e x8 (X8)
Slot0 PCI-e x16 (X16)
x4
MUX x8
x8
MUX x8
x8
IOH2
BOXBORO
QPI 6.4GT/s
QPI 6.4GT/s
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.A MB0 SMI 6.4GT/s
SMI 6.4GT/s
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.B
DDR3
Ch.C
SMI 6.4GT/s
DDR3 800/1066 * 1
MB1 SMI 6.4GT/s
CPU4 QPI 6.4GT/s CPU5
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.D
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.E MB2 SMI 6.4GT/s
SMI 6.4GT/s
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.F
DDR3
Ch.G
DDR3 800/1066 * 1
SMI 6.4GT/s
MB3 SMI 6.4GT/s
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.H
QPI 6.4GT/s
10/100 RJ45
QPI 6.4GT/s
KB/MS Connector
COM2 Header
COM1 Connector
VGA Connector
10/100 PHY
Slot1 PCI-e x16 (x8)
Slot2 PCI-e x16 (x8)
Slot3 PCI-e x8 (x8)
Slot4 PCI-e x16 (x16)
MUX
x8
x8
x8
TPM
Internal
Hheader
TPM
SLB9635
SIO
W83527HG
BMC
WPCM450
PEX8648
PCI-E
BRIDGE
LPC
PCI 32/33
CPU3
USB 2.0 x4
USB 2.0 x2
CPU1
HWM
W83795ADG
SM BUS
SPI
SATA
ICH10R USB 2.0 x2
ESI (x4)
ESI (x4)
IOH1
BOXBORO
USB 2.0 X2
x16
x8
x8
x8
Slot6 PCI-e x16 (x16)
Slot5 PCI-e x8 (x8)
MUX
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.E MB2 SMI 6.4GT/s
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.F
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.G MB3 SMI 6.4GT/s
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.H
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.A MB0 SMI 6.4GT/s
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.B
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.C MB1 SMI 6.4GT/s CPU0
QPI 6.4GT/s
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.D
QPI 6.4GT/s
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.A MB0 SMI 6.4GT/s
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.B
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.C MB1 SMI 6.4GT/s
CPU2
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.D
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.E MB2 SMI 6.4GT/s
DDR3
Ch.F
DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.G MB3 SMI 6.4GT/s
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.H
QPI 6.4GT/s
DDR3 Ch.A
MB0 DDR3 Ch.B DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 Ch.C DDR3 800/1066 * 1
MB1 DDR3 Ch.D
DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 Ch.E
MB2 DDR3 Ch.F DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 Ch.G DDR3 800/1066 * 1
MB3 DDR3 Ch.H
DDR3 800/1066 * 1
QPI 6.4GT/s
DDR3 Ch.A DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 Ch.B DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 Ch.C DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 Ch.D DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 Ch.E DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 Ch.F DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 Ch.G DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 Ch.H DDR3 800/1066 * 1
QPI 6.4GT/s
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.A MB0 SMI 6.4GT/s
SMI 6.4GT/s MB0
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.B
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.C MB1 SMI 6.4GT/s
SMI 6.4GT/s MB1
CPU6 QPI 6.4GT/s CPU7
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.D
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.E MB2 SMI 6.4GT/s
SMI 6.4GT/s MB2
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.F
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.G MB3 SMI 6.4GT/s
SMI 6.4GT/s MB3
DDR3 800/1066 * 1 DDR3 Ch.H
QPI 6.4GT/s
QPI 6.4GT/s
DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 800/1066 * 1
12 * FAN
SPI BIOS
6 * SATA Connectors
Stack 2 Ports
USB Connector
2 * USB 2 Ports
Internal Headers
2 * USB Type A
Internal Connectors
DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3
Ch.G
DDR3 800/1066 * 1
SMI 6.4GT/s MB3
DDR3 Ch.H
DDR3 800/1066 * 1
SMI 6.4GT/s MB2 DDR3 Ch.E
DDR3 Ch.F
SMI 6.4GT/s MB0 DDR3 Ch.A
DDR3 Ch.B
SMI 6.4GT/s MB1 DDR3 Ch.C
DDR3 Ch.D
DDR3 Ch.A
SMI 6.4GT/s MB0 DDR3 Ch.B DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 Ch.C DDR3 800/1066 * 1
SMI 6.4GT/s MB1 DDR3 Ch.D
DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 Ch.E
SMI 6.4GT/s MB2 DDR3 Ch.F DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 Ch.G
SMI 6.4GT/s MB3 DDR3 Ch.H DDR3 800/1066 * 1
DDR3 800/1066 * 1
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System Block Diagram
Note: This is a general block diagram and may not exactly represent the
features on your baseboard. See the Baseboard Features pages for the
actual specifications of each baseboard.
Chapter 2: Overview
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Chipset Overview
Built upon the functionality and the capability of the Intel 7500 platform, the
X8OBN-F baseboard provides the performance and support for eight-processorbased HPC/Cluster/Database servers. The 7500 platform consists of the 7500
Series Socket-LS (LGA 1567) processor, the 7500 (IOH), and the ICH10R (South
Bridge).
With the Intel QuickPath interconnect (QPI) controller built in, the 7500 Series
processor offers point-to-point system interconnect interface, greatly enhancing
system performance by utilizing serial link interconnections, allowing for increased
bandwidth and scalability.
The IOH provides the interface between QPI-based processor and PCI-Express
components. Each processor supports four full-width, bidirectional interconnects
at the speed of 4.8 GT/s, 5.86 GT/s or 6.4 GT/s. Each QPI link consists of 20 pairs
of unidirectional differential lanes for data transmission in addition to a differential
forwarding clock. The x16 PCI Express Gen 2 connections can also be configured
as x8, x4, x2, x1 links to comply with the PCI-E Base Specification, Rev. 2.0. These
PCI-E Gen 2 lanes support peer-to-peer read and write transactions. In addition,
the legacy IOH provides a x4 ESI (Enterprise South Bridge Interface) link support
for the legacy bridge.
The 7500 chipset also offers a wide range of ESI, Intel® I/OAT Gen 3, Intel
VT-d and RAS (Reliability, Availability and Serviceability) support. The features
supported include memory interface ECC, x4/x8 Single Device Data Correction
(SDDC), Flow-through CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check), parity protection, out-ofband register access via SMBus, and memory mirroring for data integrity.
Main Features of the 7500 Platform
•
Fully-connectivity (with four Intel® QuickPath Interconnects and up to ten cores
in each socket with 24MB of shared last level (L3) cache supported)
•
CPU-Integrated memory controller with support of DDR-3 1066 MHz RDIMMS
running at 800/978/1066 MHz via a memory buffer
•
Virtualization Technology
•
44 bits physical address and 48 bits virtual address supported
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Special Features
Recovery from AC Power Loss
Basic I/O System (BIOS) provides a setting for you to determine how the system
will respond when AC power is lost and then restored to the system. You can
choose for the system to remain powered off (in which case you must press the
power switch to turn it back on), or for it to automatically return to a power-on state.
See the Advanced BIOS Setup section to change this setting. The default setting
is Last State.
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PC Health Monitoring
This section describes the PC health monitoring features of the board. This platform
has five onboard System Hardware Monitor chips that provide PC health monitoring.
An onboard voltage monitor will scan these onboard voltages continuously: CPU
Vcore (up to 8 CPUs), IOH1 Vcore, IOH2 Vcore, 3.3VDD, 3.3VSB, P3V3, P3V3_
AUX, 12V, 5V, Memory Voltage, and Battery Voltage. Once a voltage becomes
unstable, a warning is given or an error message is sent to the screen. The user
can adjust the voltage thresholds to define the sensitivity of the voltage monitor.
Fan Status Monitor with Firmware Control
PC health monitoring in the BIOS can check the RPM status of the cooling fans. The
onboard CPU and chassis fans are controlled by Thermal Management via BIOS
(under the Hardware Monitoring section in the Advanced Setting).
Environmental Temperature Control
The thermal control sensor monitors the CPU temperature in real time and will turn
on the thermal control fan whenever the CPU temperature exceeds a user-defined
threshold. The overheat circuitry runs independently from the CPU. Once the thermal sensor detects that the CPU temperature is too high, it will automatically turn
on the thermal fans to prevent the CPU from overheating. The onboard chassis
thermal circuitry can monitor the overall system temperature and alert the user when
the chassis temperature is too high.
Note: To avoid possible system overheating, please be sure to provide
adequate airflow to your system.
System Resource Alert
This feature is available when the system is used with SuperDoctor III in the
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Windows OS environment or used with SuperDoctor II in Linux. SuperDoctor
is used to notify the user of certain system events. For example, you can also
configure SuperDoctor to provide you with warnings when the system temperature,
CPU temperatures, voltages and fan speeds go beyond predefined thresholds.
2-5
ACPI Features
ACPI stands for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. The ACPI specification defines a flexible and abstract hardware interface that provides a standard
way to integrate power management features throughout a PC system, including
its hardware, operating system and application software. This enables the system
to automatically turn on and off peripherals such as CD-ROMs, network cards, hard
disk drives and printers.
In addition to enabling operating system-directed power management, ACPI also
provides a generic system event mechanism for Plug and Play, and an operating
system-independent interface for configuration control. ACPI leverages the Plug and
Play BIOS data structures, while providing a processor architecture-independent
implementation that is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows
2008 Operating Systems.
Slow Blinking LED for Suspend-State Indicator
When the CPU goes into a suspend state, the chassis power LED will start blinking
to indicate that the CPU is in suspend mode. When the user presses any key, the
CPU will "wake up" and the LED will automatically stop blinking and remain on.
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Power Supply
As with all computer products, a stable power source is necessary for proper and
reliable operation. It is even more important for processors that have high CPU
clock rates.
The X8OBN-F baseboard includes two main system power connectors (JP21/22),
four HDD power connectors (JP16~JP19), four GPU Power connectors (JPWR1~4),
and a SATA DOM power connector (JWF1). Please connect these power connectors
to the power supply to provide adequate power to the components and the system.
Also your power supply must supply 1.5A for the Ethernet ports.
Warning! To avoid damaging the power supply or the system, be sure
to connect the Main Power connectors and other power connectors as
required to the power supply. Failure to do so will void the manufacturer
warranty on your power supply and the board.
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It is strongly recommended that you use a high quality power supply that meets the
ATX power supply Specification 2.02 or above. It must also be SSI compliant. (For
more information, please refer to the website at http://www.ssiforum.org/). Additionally, in areas where noisy power transmission is present, you may choose to install a
line filter to shield the computer from noise. It is recommended that you also install
a power surge protector to help avoid problems caused by power surges.
2-7
Super I/O
The Super I/O provides functions that comply with ACPI (Advanced Configuration
and Power Interface), which includes support of legacy and ACPI power management through an SMI or SCI function pin. It also features auto power management
to reduce power consumption.
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Overview of the Nuvoton WPCM450R Controller
The Nuvoton WPCM450R Controller is a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)
that supports 2D/VGA-compatible Graphics cores, Virtual Media, and Keyboard/
Video/Mouse Redirection (KVMR) modules. With blade-oriented Super I/O capability
built-in, the WPCM450R Controller is ideal for legacy-reduced server platforms.
The WPCM450R interfaces with a host system via PCI interface to communicate
with the Graphics core. It supports USB 2.0 and 1.1 for remote keyboard/mouse/
virtual media emulation. It also provides LPC interface to control Super IO functions. The WPCM450R is connected to the network via an external Ethernet PHY
module.
The BMC also supports two high-speed, 16550 compatible serial communication
ports (UARTs). Each UART includes a 16-byte send/receive FIFO, a programmable
baud rate generator, complete modem control capability and a processor interrupt
system. Both UARTs provide legacy speed with baud rate of up to 115.2 Kbps
as well as an advanced speed with baud rates of 250 K, 500 K, or 1 Mb/s, which
support higher speed modems.
The WPCM450R communicates with onboard components via six SMBus interfaces, fan control, and Platform Environment Control Interface (PECI) buses.
Note: For more information on IPMI configuration, please refer to the
Embedded IPMI User's Guide posted on our Website @ http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/.
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Chapter 3
Installation
3-1
Static-Sensitive Devices
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To avoid damaging your system board, it is important to handle it very carefully. The following
measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD.
Precautions
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the antistatic
bag.
•
Handle the board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral
chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the baseboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in
use.
•
For grounding purpose, make sure that your system chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the baseboard.
•
Use only the correct type of onboard CMOS battery as specified by the
manufacturer. Do not install the onboard battery upside down to avoid possible
explosion.
Unpacking
The baseboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage. When
unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
Note: Please refer to the quick installation guide listed in Chapter 1 for
more information on system installation.
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3-2
Populating the CPU Board
Warning! When handling the processor, avoid placing direct pressure on
!
the CPU pins, CPU socket, and the label area of the heatsink and the fan
to avoid damaging the components and the system. Be sure to attach the
CPU board to the CPU board plate before you install a component on the
CPU board.
1. Always connect the power cord last, and always remove it before adding,
removing or changing any hardware components. Make sure that you install
the processor into the CPU socket before you install the CPU heatsink.
2. When purchasing a board without a 7500 Series processor pre-installed,
make sure that the CPU socket plastic cap is in place, and none of the CPU
socket pins are bent; otherwise, contact the retailer immediately.
3. Refer to our website at www.supermicro.com for CPU/Memory support updates.
Installing a CPU on the CPU Board
1. Follow the instructions given in Chapter 1 to install the CPU board to the CPU
board plate.
2. Press the socket clip to release the load plate, which covers the CPU socket,
from its locking position.
3. Gently lift the socket clip to open the load plate.
Warning: Shipment without the plastic cap properly installed will cause
damage to the socket pins.
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Installing the CPU Heatsink on the CPU Board
1. If needed, apply the proper amount of thermal grease (with thickness of up to
0.13 mm) to the heatsink. (If you are using a heatsink purchased from SMC,
please skip this step because the needed amount of the thermal grease has
been applied to the heatsink.)
2. Place the heatsink on top of the CPU so that the two mounting holes on the
heatsink are aligned with those on the retention mechanism.
3. Insert two push-pins on the sides of the heatsink through the mounting holes
on the motherboard, and turn the push-pins clockwise to lock them. .
Note: Reverse the steps indicated above to remove the heatsink from
the CPU Board.
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Installing Memory Modules on the CPU Board
Notes: 1. Be sure to install the CPU board to the CPU board plate before
installing any components to the CPU board. (See Chapter 1). 2. Check
Supermicro's website for recommended memory modules.
CAUTION
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM
modules to prevent any possible damage.
X8OBN-CPU
Rev.1.01
J47
J48
P2-DIMM6A
P1-DIMM4A
P2-DIMM5A
P1-DIMM3A
MB3
(for CPU2)
MB4
(for CPU2)
MB2
(for CPU1)
CPU2
MB1
(for CPU1)
P1-DIMM1A
P2-DIMM7A
P1-DIMM2A
P2-DIMM8A
P2-DIMM2A
P1-DIMM8A
P2-DIMM1A
P1-DIMM7A
MB1
(for CPU2)
MB2
(for CPU2)
CPU1
MB4
(for CPU1)
P2-DIMM3A
MB3
(for CPU1)
P1-DIMM5A
P1-DIMM6A
P2-DIMM4A
J35
J43
J44
J46
J45
J36
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots, starting with P1DIMM #1A. (For best performance, please use the memory modules of the
same type and the same speed in the same bank.)
2. Push the release tabs outwards on both ends of the DIMM slot to unlock it.
3. Align the key of the DIMM module with the receptive point on the memory
slot.
4. Align the notches on both ends of the module with the receptive points on the
ends of the slot.
5. Use two thumbs together to press the notches on both ends of the module
straight down into the slot until the module snaps into place.
6. Press the release tabs to the lock positions to secure the DIMM module into
the slot.
Notches
Press both notches straight down into
the memory slot at the same time.
Release Tabs
Removing Memory Modules
Reverse the steps above to remove the DIMM modules from the motherboard.
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Installing the Baseboard into the Chassis
Follow the instructions below to install the baseboard into the chassis.
Tools Needed
•
Phillips Screwdriver
•
Pan_head #6 screws (23 pieces)
•
Standoffs (20 pieces, if needed)
1. Install the IO shield in the chassis.
2. Locate the mounting holes on the baseboard and the matching mounting
holes on the chassis.
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
USB 0/1
COM1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan12
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
Fan 10
Fan 9
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
LAN CTRL
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
JPWR3
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
UID
JPL1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JPWR2
JD1
ICH10R
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
USB4/5
USB2/3
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
COM2
Fan1
JPME1
PWR 2
BT1
JBT1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPME2
JPRST1
JPB1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
3. Place the baseboard in the chassis, making sure that the mounting holes on
the baseboard match the corresponding mounting holes on the chassis.
4. Install standoffs in the chassis as needed.
5. Using the Phillips screwdriver, insert a Pan head #6 screw into mounting hole
on the baseboard and its matching mounting hole on the chassis. Repeat this
step to secure the baseboard to the chassis.
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Baseboard
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
USB 0/1
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
COM1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
CPU Board Slot 4
CPU Slot4
Fan12
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
LAN1
LAN2
JP19
JP17
Fan 10
Fan 9
JPT1
JUID_OW1
CPU Slot2
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
LAN CTRL
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
CPU Slot1
JPWR3
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
UID
JPL1
LED6
CPU Slot3
Fan4
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
BMC CTRL
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JPWR2
BT1
JD1
JBT1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPME2
USB4/5
USB2/3
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA4
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
COM2
Fan1
ICH10R
T-SGPIO2
JPME1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
PWR 2
JPRST1
JPB1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
Note: Be sure to install the CPU board to the CPU board plate before
installing any components to the CPU board. (See Chapter 1.)
After processors, memory modules and heatsinks are installed on the CPU board,
and the baseboard is installed in the chassis, you can install the CPU board onto
the baseboard. Follow the instructions below to install the CPU board onto the
baseboard.
1. Locate the CPU_board slots on the X8OBN Baseboard. (Four CPU_board
slots are available on the baseboard).
2. Align the pins on a CPU board against the receptive points of the CPU_board
slot on the baseboard. Once they are aligned, press the CPU Board straight
down to the baseboard until it is fully seated on the baseboard.
Warning: To avoid damaging the CPU or CPU board, do not touch any
components on the CPU board when installing it. Also be sure that the
CPU board is fully seated on the CPU board slot.
Install Populated CPU Board to BaseBoard
X8OBN-CPU
Rev.1.01
J47
J48
P2-DIMM6A
P1-DIMM4A
P2-DIMM5A
P1-DIMM3A
MB3
(for CPU2)
MB4
(for CPU2)
MB2
(for CPU1)
CPU2
MB1
(for CPU1)
P1-DIMM1A
P2-DIMM7A
P1-DIMM2A
P2-DIMM8A
P2-DIMM2A
P1-DIMM8A
P2-DIMM1A
P1-DIMM7A
MB1
(for CPU2)
MB2
(for CPU2)
CPU1
MB4
(for CPU1)
P2-DIMM3A
MB3
(for CPU1)
P1-DIMM5A
CP
UB
oa
rd
Slo
P1-DIMM6A
P2-DIMM4A
J35
J43
J44
J46
J45
J36
CPU Board
BaseBoard
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Installing the Bridge Card between the CPU Boards
Once you've installed populated CPU boards on the baseboard, you can install
the X8OBN-BRI Bridge card between the CPU boards. (If only one CPU board is
installed on the baseboard, please skip this step.)
Note: A Bridge card is needed to connect the pair(s) of the CPU boards
installed on Slot1 & Slot2, and/or Slot3 & Slot4. There is no Bridge card
needed between Slot2 and Slot3. Refer to the table below for details.
CPU Board
Installed on
Slot1
CPU Board
Installed on
Slot2
CPU Board
Installed on
Slot3
CPU Board
Installed on
Slot4
X8OBN-BRI Bridge Card(s) to be Installed
Yes
Yes
No
No
One card needed between Slot1 & Slot2
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
One card needed between Slot1 & Slot2;
Another card needed between Slot3 & Slot4
X8OBN Bridge Card
J1
J2
X8OBN-BR1
Rev. 1.01
To connect to the
CPU Board
J3
J4
X8OBN CPU Board
Two Bridge Cards
Four CPU Boards
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Memory Support for the X8OBN-F Platform
Each X8OBN-F CPU Board supports up to 256 GB Registered ECC DDR3 1066
MHz memory in 16 DIMM slots. These RDIMMs run at 800/978/1066 via a memory
buffer.
X8OBN-CPU
Rev.1.01
J47
J48
P2-DIMM6A
P1-DIMM4A
P2-DIMM5A
P1-DIMM3A
MB3
(for CPU2)
MB4
(for CPU2)
MB2
(for CPU1)
CPU2
MB1
(for CPU1)
P1-DIMM1A
P2-DIMM7A
P1-DIMM2A
P2-DIMM8A
P2-DIMM2A
P1-DIMM8A
P2-DIMM1A
P1-DIMM7A
MB1
(for CPU2)
MB2
(for CPU2)
CPU1
MB4
(for CPU1)
P2-DIMM3A
MB3
(for CPU1)
P1-DIMM5A
P1-DIMM6A
P2-DIMM4A
J35
J43
J46
J44
J45
J36
Processor & Memory Module Population Configuration
For memory to work properly, follow the tables below for memory support.
CPUs and the Corresponding Memory Modules (on Each CPU Board)
CPU#
Corresponding DIMM Modules
CPU 1
P1-1A
P1-2A
P1-3A
P1-4A
P1-5A
P1-6A
P1-7A
P1-8A
CPU2
P2-1A
P2-2A
P2-3A
P2-4A
P2-5A
P2-6A
P2-7A
P2-8A
Processor and Memory Module Population on Each CPU Board
Number of
CPUs+DIMMs
2 CPUs &
8 DIMMs
2 CPUs &
10~16 DIMMs
CPU and Memory Population Configuration Table
(*For memory to work proper, please install DIMMs in pairs)
CPU1 + CPU2
P1-1A/P1-3A/P1-5A/P1-7A, P2-1A/P2-3A/P2-5A/P2-7A
CPU1/CPU2
P1-1A/P1-3A/P1-5A/P1-7A, P2-1A/P2-3A/P2-5A/P2-7A + Any memory pairs in P1, P2
DIMM slots
Note: To optimize system performance, we recommend that 4-CPU or
8-CPU configuration be used in your system as shown in the table below.
Please note that 1-CPU configuration has not been validated by SMC.
4-CPU or 8-CPU Configuration (-Recommended for Optimal
System Performance)
4-CPU Configuration
2 CPUs per CPU Board
Two CPU Boards Required:
One on CPU_Board Slot1;
Anther on CPU_Board Slot2
8-CPU Configuration
2 CPUs per CPU Board
Four CPU Boards Required:
Two CPU Boards on each CPU_Board
Slot (from Slot1 to Slot4)
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RDIMM Support POR on the 7500 Series Processor Platform
DIMM Slots
per DDR
Channel
DIMMs
Populated
per DDR
Channel
RDIMM Type
(RDIMM: Reg.=
Registered)
POR Speeds (in
MHz)
Ranks per DIMM
(Any Combination)
1
1
Reg. ECC DDR3
800,978, 1066
SR, DR, or QR
Note: Refer to the notes below for memory population instructions.
Memory Capacity
Maximum Memory
Possible (8S)
4Gb DRAM
Single Rank RDIMMs
512 GB (64 x 8GB DIMMs)
Dual Rank RDIMMs
1024 GB (64 x 16GB DIMMs)
Notes
•
Populate DIMMs starting with DIMM1A.
•
For the memory modules to work properly, please install DIMM modules in pairs
(with even number of DIMMs installed).
•
All channels in a system will run at the fastest common frequency.
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Control Panel Connectors/I/O Ports
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC 99 specification. See
the picture below for the colors and locations of the various I/O ports.
Back Panel Connectors/I/O Ports
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
USB 0/1
COM1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan12
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
Fan 10
Fan 9
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
2
5
1
4
3
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
LAN CTRL
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
JPWR3
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
UID
JPL1
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JPWR2
7
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
PWR 2
JD1
JPME2
ICH10R
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA4
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
COM2
Fan1
JPME1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
6
BT1
JBT1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPRST1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JPB1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
Back Panel I/O Port Locations and Definitions
1. Keyboard
2. Mouse
3. Back Panel USB Port 0
4. Back Panel USB Port 1
5. IPMI_Dedicated LAN
6. COM Port 1 (Turquoise)
7. VGA (Blue)
8. Gigabit LAN 1
9. Gigabit LAN 2
10. UID Switch
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ATX PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Pin
Definitions
Mouse Ports
The ATX PS/2 keyboard and PS/2
PS2 Keyboard
PS2 Mouse
mouse are located next to the Back
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
Panel USB Ports 0~1 on the base-
1
KB Data
1
Mouse Data
board. See the table at right for pin
definitions.
2
No Connection
2
No Connection
3
Ground
3
Ground
4
Mouse/KB VCC
(+5V)
4
Mouse/KB VCC
(+5V)
5
KB Clock
5
Mouse Clock
6
No Connection
6
No Connection
VCC: with 1.5A PTC (current limit)
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
JF1
1. Keyboard
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
USB 0/1
COM1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
2. Mouse
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan12
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
Fan 10
Fan 9
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
LAN CTRL
2
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
JPWR3
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
UID
JPL1
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JPWR2
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JD1
JPME2
ICH10R
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
COM2
Fan1
JPME1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
PWR 2
BT1
JBT1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPRST1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
1
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JPB1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
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Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Backplane USB
(0/1)
Pin Definitions
Two Universal Serial Bus ports (USB
0/1) are located on the I/O back panel.
Pin# Definition
Additionally, six Front Panel USB con-
1
+5V
nections (USB 2/3, USB 4/5, USB 8,
2
PO-
3
PO+
4
Ground
USB 10) are also on the baseboard to
provide front chassis access. (Cables
are not included). See the tables on
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
5
NA
Rev. 1.01
USB 0/1
USB 3/5
Pin # Definition
1
+5V
1
+5V
2
PO-
2
PO-
3
PO+
3
PO+
4
Ground
4
Ground
NC
5
Key
(NC= No connection)
1. Backpanel USB 0
JF1
Fan6
IPMI LAN
COM1
FP CRTL
USB 2/4/8/10
Pin # Definition
5
the right for pin definitions.
X8OBN-F Baseboard
FP USB (2/3, 4/5)
Pin Definitions
2. Backpanel USB 1
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan12
3. Front Panel USB 2/3
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
4. Front Panel USB 4/5
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
JPT1
JUID_OW1
6. Front Panel USB 10
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LAN CTRL
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
JPWR3
Fan 10
Fan 9
5. Front Panel USB 8
JP19
JP17
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
JPL1
UID
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JPWR2
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
6
JD1
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JPME2
ICH10R
54
JWF1
3
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
COM2
Fan1
JPME1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
PWR 2
BT1
JBT1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPRST1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
2
1
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JPB1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
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Serial Ports
Serial COM) Ports
Pin Definitions
Two COM connections (COM1 &
COM2) are located on the motherboard.
COM1 is located on the Backplane I/O
panel. COM2 are located next to SATA
Ports 0/1 to provides front accessible
serial support. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
1
Pin #
Definition
Pin #
Definition
1
DCD
6
DSR
2
RXD
7
RTS
3
TXD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
Ground
10
N/A
2
Video Connection
A Video (VGA) port is located next to
COM1 on the I/O backplane. Refer
to the board layout below for the
location.
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
USB 0/1
1. COM1
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
COM1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
2. COM2
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan12
3. VGA
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LAN CTRL
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
JPWR3
Fan 10
Fan 9
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
JPL1
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
UID
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JPWR2
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JD1
JPME2
ICH10R
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
2
COM2
Fan1
JPME1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
PWR 2
BT1
JBT1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPRST1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
1
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JPB1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
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Ethernet Ports
LAN Ports
Pin Definition
Two Ethernet ports (LAN1/LAN2) are
located on the I/O backplane on the
Pin# Definition
baseboard. In addition, an IPMI_Dedicated LAN is located above USB 0/1
ports on the backplane to provide
KVM support for IPMI 2.0. All these
ports accept RJ45 type cables.
Note: Please refer to the
LED Indicator Section for
LAN LED information.
1
P2V5SB
10
SGND
2
TD0+
11
Act LED
3
TD0-
12
P3V3SB
4
TD1+
13
Link 100 LED (Yellow, +3V3SB)
5
TD1-
14
Link 1000 LED
(Yellow, +3V3SB)
6
TD2+
15
Ground
7
TD2-
16
Ground
8
TD3+
17
Ground
9
TD3-
18
Ground
(NC: No Connection)
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
USB 0/1
1. LAN1
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
COM1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
2. LAN2
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan12
3. IPMI_LAN
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
3
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LAN CTRL
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
JPWR3
Fan 10
Fan 9
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
JPL1
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
UID
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JPWR2
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JD1
JPME2
ICH10R
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
COM2
Fan1
JPME1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
PWR 2
BT1
JBT1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPRST1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
1
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JPB1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
3-14
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Chapter 3: Installation
Unit Identifier Switch
UID Switch
A Unit Identifier (UID) switch and two LED
Indicators are located on the X8OBN-F
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
baseboard. The UID switch is located next
2
Ground
to the LAN ports on the backplane. The Rear
3
Button In
UID LED (LED6) is located next to the UID
switch. The Front Panel UID LED is located
4
Ground
UID LED (LE2)
Status
at Pins 7/8 of the Front Control Panel at JF1.
Connect a cable to Pins 7/8 on JF1 for Front
Panel UID LED indication. When you press
the UID switch, both Rear UID LED and Front
Panel UID LED Indicators will be turned on.
Press the UID switch again to turn off both
LED Indicators. These UID Indicators provide
easy identification of a system unit that may
be in need of service.
Color/State OS Status
Blue: On
Windows OS
Unit Identified
Blue:
Blinking
Linux OS
Unit Identified
Note: UID can also be triggered via
IPMI on the baseboard. For more
information on IPMI, please refer
to the IPMI User's Guide posted on
our Website @http://www.supermicro.com.
1. UID Switch
2. Rear UID LED (LED6)
3. Front UID LED
1
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
X8OBN-F Baseboard
USB 0/1
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
COM1
FP CRTL
CPU Board Slot 4
20
Fan12
Fan5
19
Ground
J30
NMI
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
LAN1
LAN2
X
JP17
Fan3
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
3
JPG1
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
NIC2 Activity LED
Red+ (Blue LED Cathode)
Power Fail LED
3.3V
JPWR2
BT1
JD1
JBT1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
USB4/5
USB2/3
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Ground
1
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
COM2
Fan1
JPME2
ICH10R
T-SGPIO2
JPME1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
NIC2 Link LED
Blue+ (OH/Fan Fail/
PWR FaiL/UID LED)
PWR 2
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
NIC1 Activity LED
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
NIC1 Link LED
3
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
LED4
ID_UID_SW/3/3V Stby
HDD LED
CPU Board Slot 1
LAN CTRL
BMC CTRL
3.3 V
FP PWRLED
JP19
JPT1
JUID_OW1
JPWR3
Fan 10
Fan 9
JPRST1
LED6
JPL1
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
UID
JPB1
2
X
Fan4
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
2
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X8OBN-F Platform User's Manual
Front Control Panel
JF1 contains header pins for various buttons and indicators that are normally located on a control panel at the front of the chassis. These connectors are designed
specifically for use with Supermicro's server chassis. See the figure below for the
descriptions of the various control panel buttons and LED indicators. Refer to the
following section for descriptions and pin definitions.
JF1 Header Pins
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
USB 0/1
COM1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan12
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
Fan 10
Fan 9
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
LAN CTRL
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
JPWR3
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
UID
JPL1
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JPWR2
BT1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPME2
ICH10R
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
COM2
Fan1
JPME1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
PWR 2
JD1
JBT1
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPB1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JPRST1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
3.3 V
FP PWRLED
ID_UID_SW/3/3V Stby
HDD LED
NIC1 Link LED
NIC1 Activity LED
NIC2 Link LED
NIC2 Activity LED
Blue+ (OH/Fan Fail/
PWR FaiL/UID LED)
Red+ (Blue LED Cathode)
Power Fail LED
3.3V
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
PWR
Power Button
2
3-16
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Chapter 3: Installation
Front Control Panel Pin Definitions
NMI Button
NMI Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The non-maskable interrupt button
header is located on pins 19 and 20
of JF1. Refer to the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
19
Control
20
Ground
Power LED
Power LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power LED connection is located
on pins 15 and 16 of JF1. Refer to the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
15
3.3V
16
PWR LED
A. NMI
B. PWR LED
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
USB 0/1
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
COM1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
20
CPU Board Slot 4
19
Ground
Fan12
NMI
A
Fan5
J30
X
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
X
JP18
LAN1
LAN2
JPT1
JUID_OW1
CPU Board Slot 1
LAN CTRL
JP16
ID_UID_SW/3/3V Stby
HDD LED
Fan3
NIC1 Link LED
NIC1 Activity LED
NIC2 Link LED
NIC2 Activity LED
JPWR4
Fan8
JPWR3
J32 J25
Fan 10
Fan 9
3.3 V
JP19
JP17
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
JPL1
UID
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
3.3V
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Ground
PWR 2
JD1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
COM2
Fan1
JPME2
ICH10R
Red+ (Blue LED Cathode)
Power Fail LED
BT1
JBT1
JPME1
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
Blue+ (OH/Fan Fail/
PWR FaiL/UID LED)
JPWR2
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPRST1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP22
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JPB1
LED6
B FP PWRLED
Fan4
CPU Board Slot 2
Ground
JL1 JP21
2
T-SGPIO1
3-17
1
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
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HDD LED
HDD LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The HDD LED connection is located
on pins 13 and 14 of JF1. Attach a
cable here to indicate HDD activity. See the table on the right for pin
Pin#
Definition
13
3.3V Standby
14
HD Active
definitions.
NIC1/NIC2 LED Indicators
GLAN1/2 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The NIC (Network Interface Controller) LED connection for GLAN port 1 is
located on pins 11 and 12 of JF1, and
the LED connection for GLAN Port 2
is on Pins 9 and 10. Attach the NIC
LED cables to display network activity.
Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Pin#
Definition
9
NIC 2 Activity LED
10
NIC 2 Link LED
11
NIC 1 Activity LED
12
NIC 1 Link LED
A. HDD LED
B. NIC1 Link LED
C. NIC1 Activity LED
D. NIC2 Link LED
E. NIC2 Activity LED
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
USB 0/1
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
COM1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
20
CPU Board Slot 4
19
Ground
Fan12
NMI
Fan5
J30
X
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
X
JP18
LAN1
LAN2
3.3 V
AHDD LED
ID_UID_SW/3/3V Stby
JP16
B NIC1 Link LED
NIC1 Activity LED
C
D
NIC2 Activity LED
E
JP19
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LAN CTRL
JPWR4
Fan8
JPWR3
J32 J25
Fan 10
Fan 9
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
JPL1
UID
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
NIC2 Link LED
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
3.3V
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Ground
PWR 2
JD1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
COM2
Fan1
JPME2
ICH10R
Red+ (Blue LED Cathode)
Power Fail LED
BT1
JBT1
JPME1
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
Blue+ (OH/Fan Fail/
PWR FaiL/UID LED)
JPWR2
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPRST1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP22
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JPB1
LED6
FP PWRLED
JP17
Fan4
CPU Board Slot 2
Ground
JL1 JP21
2
T-SGPIO1
3-18
1
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
Chapter 3: Installation
Overheat (OH)/Fan Fail/PWR Fail/
OH/Fan Fail/PWR Fail/UID LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
UID LED
Pin#
Connect an LED cable to OH/Fan Fail/
FP UID connection on pins 7 and 8 of
JF1 to provide advanced warnings of
Definition
7
Red+ (Blue LED Cathode)
8
Blue+ (OH/Fan Fail/PWR Fail/
UID LED)
chassis overheat or fan failure. It also
works as the front panel UID LED
OH/Fan Fail Indicator
Status
indicator. The Red LED takes precedence over the Blue LED by default.
State
Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Off
Normal
On
Overheat
Flashing
Fan Fail
Power Fail LED
Definition
PWR Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power Fail LED connection is
located on pins 5 and 6 of JF1. Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Pin#
Definition
5
3.3V
6
PWR Supply Fail
A. Front UID LED (Blue)
B. OH/ Fail/PWR Fail LED (Red)
C. PWR Supply Fail
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
USB 0/1
COM1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
20
CPU Board Slot 4
19
Ground
Fan12
NMI
Fan5
J30
X
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
X
JP18
LAN1
LAN2
Fan 10
Fan 9
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
CPU Board Slot 1
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
LAN CTRL
JP16
ID_UID_SW/3/3V Stby
HDD LED
Fan3
NIC1 Link LED
NIC1 Activity LED
NIC2 Link LED
NIC2 Activity LED
JPWR4
Fan8
JPWR3
J32 J25
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
A
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
Blue+ (OH/Fan Fail/
PWR FaiL/UID LED)
Red+ (Blue LED Cathode)
CPower Fail LED
3.3V
BT1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Ground
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
COM2
Fan1
JPME2
ICH10R
PWR 2
JD1
JBT1
JPME1
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
B
JPWR2
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPRST1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JPB1
LED6
JPL1
UID
3.3 V
FP PWRLED
Fan4
CPU Board Slot 2
Ground
JL1 JP21
2
T-SGPIO1
3-19
1
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
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Reset Button
Reset Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Reset Button connection is located
on pins 3 and 4 of JF1. Attach it to a
hardware reset switch on the computer
case. Refer to the table on the right for
Pin#
Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
pin definitions.
Power Button
Power Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power Button connection is located
on pins 1 and 2 of JF1. Momentarily
contacting both pins will power on/off
the system. This button can also be configured to function as a suspend button
(with a setting in BIOS - See Chapter 5).
To turn off the power when the system is
set to suspend mode, press the button
for at least 4 seconds. Refer to the table
on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Signal
2
Ground
A. Reset Button
B. PWR Button
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
USB 0/1
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
COM1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
20
CPU Board Slot 4
19
Ground
Fan12
NMI
Fan5
J30
X
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
X
JP18
LAN1
LAN2
JPT1
JUID_OW1
CPU Board Slot 1
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
JP16
ID_UID_SW/3/3V Stby
HDD LED
Fan3
NIC1 Link LED
NIC1 Activity LED
NIC2 Link LED
NIC2 Activity LED
JPWR4
Fan8
JPWR3
J32 J25
Fan 10
Fan 9
JP19
JP17
LAN CTRL
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
3.3V
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Ground
PWR 2
JD1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
COM2
Fan1
JPME2
ICH10R
Red+ (Blue LED Cathode)
Power Fail LED
BT1
JBT1
JPME1
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
Blue+ (OH/Fan Fail/
PWR FaiL/UID LED)
JPWR2
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPRST1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP22
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JPB1
LED6
JPL1
UID
3.3 V
FP PWRLED
Fan4
CPU Board Slot 2
Ground
JL1 JP21
2
T-SGPIO1
3-20
1
Reset
Reset Button
A
PWR
Power Button
B
Chapter 3: Installation
3-8
Connecting Cables
GPU 8-pin PWR Connector
Pin Definitions
Power Connectors
Two main power supply connectors (JP21/
JP22), four GPU 8-pin power connectors
Pins
Definition
1~3
+12V
(JPWR1/JPWR2/JPWR3/JPWR4), and four
4~8
GND
HDD power connectors (JP16~JP19) are located on the X8OBN Baseboard. These power
connectors meet the SSI EPS 12V specification.
(GPU PWR cable req'd for graphics cards)
These power connectors must be connected to
HDD 8-pin PWR Connector
Pin Definitions
your power supply to provide adequate power
to your system and components. Failure to do
Pins
so will void the manufacturer warranty on your
power supply and the system. See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
Definition
1~4
GND
5/6
+12V
7/8
+5V
(HDD PWR cable required for HDDs)
DOM Power Connector
DOM PWR
Pin Definitions
A power connector for SATA DOM (Disk_On_
Module) Devices is located at JWF1. Connect
the appropriate cable here to provide power
support for your DOM devices.
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
Definition
1
+5V
2
Ground
3
Ground
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
A.
IPMI LAN
USB 0/1
COM1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
Pin#
Fan5
B.
J29
Fan 11
VGA
JP18
LAN1
LAN2
J
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
E F
CPU Board Slot 1
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
LAN CTRL
JP16
JPWR4
JPWR3
Fan8
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
A
2
(JP21)
JPG1
J26
JPWR1 Fan2
JP22
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JD1
JBT1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
COM2
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
3-21
Fan1
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
G
JWF1
T-SGPIO2
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
USB4/5
USB2/3
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JPME2
ICH10R
D. JPWR2: 8-pin Processor PWR (Req'd)
sor PWR (Req'd)
G. JPWF1: SATA Device
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPME1
H
sor PWR (Req'd)
JPWR2
BT1
PWR 2
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I
C. JPWR1: 8-pin Proces-
sor PWR (Req'd)
CD
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
K
(Req'd)
F. JPWR4: 8-pin Proces-
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JPRST1
PWR
E. JPWR3: 8-pin Proces-
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPB1
LED6
JPL1
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
BMC CTRL
(JP22)
CPU Board Slot 3
Fan4
Fan 10
Fan 9
1
(Req'd)
Fan12
J30
UID
PWR
CPU Board Slot 4
PWR (Req'd for SATA
B
devices)
H/I/J/K: HDD PWR
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
X8OBN-F Platform User's Manual
Fan Headers
Fan Headers
Fan Type
The X8OBN Baseboard has six system
fan headers and four CPU_card fan
# of Pins Q'ty
IOH Fans
3-pin
Fan
2
Fan7 (IOH1)/
Fan8 (IOH2)
CPU_
Board
Fans
4-pin
Fan
4
Fans 3~6
System
Fans
4-pin
Fan
6
Fan1/Fan2, Fans
9~12
headers. All these are 4-pin fans and are
backward_compatible with the traditional
3-pin fans. In addition, two 3-pin IOH fan
headers are located at Fan1 and Fan2.
Fan No.
Fan speed control is available for 4-pin
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
fans only*. See the tables on the right for
more information. (*Fan speed control is
available via Hardware Health Monitoring
Pin#
1
Ground
in the Advanced BIOS Section for 4-pin
fans only.)
2
+12V
3
Tachometer
4
PWR Modulation (4-pin fans only)
Definition
Chassis Intrusion
A Chassis Intrusion header is located at
JL1 on the baseboard. Attach an appropriate cable from the chassis to inform
you of possible chassis intrusion when
the chassis is opened.
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
Fan12
J30
J29
1
Intrusion Input
2
Ground
Fan6
F
Fan5
E
Fan4
D
CPU Board Slot 4
L
K
CPU Board Slot 3
VGA
Fan 11
Definition
JF1
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
USB 0/1
COM1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
Pin#
JP19
JP17
J
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
I
CPU Board Slot 1
LAN CTRL
C
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
B
JPWR4
C. Fan3 (CPU Slot1)
D. Fan4 (CPU Slot2)
JP3
Fan7
A
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
A. Fan7 (IOH1)
B. Fan8 Fan (IOH2)
JP16
Fan8
JPWR3
Fan 10
Fan 9
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
UID
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
JPL1
E. Fan5 (CPU Slot3)
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPWR1 Fan2
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
PLX
PCI Bridge
H
Battery
I/J. Fans 9/10 (System
JPWR2
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Fans)
K/L. Fans 11/12 (System
G
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
3-22
COM2
Fan1
JPME2
ICH10R
T-SGPIO2
JPME1
PWR 2
JD1
JBT1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
H. Fan2 (System Fan)
JP22
BT1
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPRST1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
F. Fan6 (CPU Slot4)
G. Fan1 (System Fan)
JPG1
BMC CTRL
JPB1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
JP18
Fans)
M
T-SGPIO1
JL1 JP21
M. Chassis Intrusion
Chapter 3: Installation
Internal Buzzer
Internal Buzzer
Pin Definition
The Internal Speaker, located at SP1,
can be used to provide audible indica-
Pin#
tions for various beep codes. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Definitions
Pin 1
Pos. (+)
Beep In
Pin 2
Neg. (-)
Alarm
Speaker
Refer to the layout below for the location of the Internal Buzzer.
Power LED/Speaker
PWR LED Connector
Pin Definitions
On the JD1 header, pins 1-3 are used
for power LED indication, and pins 4-7
are for the speaker. See the tables on
the right for pin definitions. Please note
that the speaker connector pins (4-7)
are for use with an external speaker. If
you wish to use the onboard speaker,
close pins 6-7 with a cap.
Pin Setting
KB/Mouse
Anode (+)
Pin2
Cathode (-)
Pin3
NA
Pin Setting
Definition
Pins 4-7
External Speaker
Pins 6-7
Internal Speaker
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
USB 0/1
Pin 1
Speaker Connector
Pin Settings
JWD1
JOH1
COM1
Definition
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan12
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LAN CTRL
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
A. Internal Buzzer
JPWR3
Fan 10
Fan 9
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
UID
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
JPL1
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
B. PWR LED/Speaker
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
Battery
JPWR2
BT1
JD1
JBT1
JPME1
JPME2
ICH10R
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
3-23
A
COM2
Fan1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
B
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
PWR 2
PLX
PCI Bridge
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPRST1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JPB1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
X8OBN-F Platform User's Manual
TPM Header/Port 80
TPM/Port 80 Header
Pin Definitions
A Trusted Platform Module/Port 80
header is located at JTPM1 to provide
Pin #
TPM and Port 80 support, which will
enhance system performance and
data security. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Definition
LCLK
2
GND
3
LFRAME#
4
<(KEY)>
5
LRESET#
6
+5V (X)
7
LAD 3
8
LAD 2
9
+3.3V
10
LAD1
11
LAD0
12
GND
13
SMB_CLK4
14
SMB_DAT4
15
+3V_DUAL
16
SERIRQ
17
GND
18
CLKRUN# (X)
19
LPCPD#
20
LDRQ# (X)
Overheat LED
Pin Definitions
The JOH1 header is used to connect
an LED indicator to provide warnings
of chassis overheating or fan failure.
This LED will blink when a fan failure
occurs. Refer to the table on right for
pin definitions.
KB/Mouse
X8OBN-F Baseboard
FP CRTL
Definition
1
5vDC
2
OH Active
State
Message
Solid
Overheat
Blinking
Fan Fail
JF1
B
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
Pin#
OH/Fan Fail LED
Status
JWD1
JOH1
USB 0/1
Definition
1
Overheat LED/Fan Fail
COM1
Pin #
Fan6
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan12
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LAN CTRL
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
A. TPM/Port 80 Head-
JPWR3
Fan 10
Fan 9
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
UID
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
JPL1
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
er
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JPWR2
JD1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPME2
ICH10R
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
A
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
3-24
COM2
Fan1
JPME1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
PWR 2
BT1
JBT1
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPRST1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JPB1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
B. Overheat LED
Chapter 3: Installation
T-SGPIO 1/2 Headers
T-SGPIO
Pin Definitions
Two SGPIO (Serial-Link General
Purpose Input/Output) headers are located on the baseboard. These headers support Serial_Link interface for
onboard SATA connections. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
Pin
Definition
1
NC
2
NC
3
Ground
4
Data
5
Load
6
Ground
7
Clock
8
NC
Note: NC= No Connection
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
USB 0/1
COM1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan12
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LAN CTRL
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
A. T-SGPIO1
JPWR3
Fan 10
Fan 9
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
UID
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
JPL1
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
B. T-SGPIO2
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JPWR2
BT1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPME2
ICH10R
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
3-25
COM2
Fan1
JPME1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
PWR 2
JD1
JBT1
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPRST1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JPB1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
B
A
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
X8OBN-F Platform User's Manual
3-9
Jumper Settings
Explanation of Jumpers
Connector
Pins
3
2
1
3
2
1
To modify the operation of the baseboard,
jumpers can be used to choose between
optional settings. Jumpers create shorts between two pins to change the function of the
Jumper
Cap
connector. Pin 1 is identified with a square
solder pad on the printed circuit board. See the
Setting
baseboard layout pages for jumper locations.
Pin 1-2 short
Note: On two pin jumpers, "Closed"
means the jumper is on, and "Open"
means the jumper is off the pins.
GLAN Enable/Disable
GLAN Enable
Jumper Settings
JPL1 enables or disables the GLAN
Port1/GLAN Port2 on the baseboard.
See the table on the right for jumper
settings. The default setting is Enabled.
Jumper Setting Definition
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
Enabled (default)
2-3
Disabled
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
A. GLAN Ports Enable
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
USB 0/1
COM1
1-2
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan12
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
CPU Board Slot 2
Fan 10
Fan 9
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LAN CTRL
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
JPL1
A
JP19
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
JPWR3
UID
J32 J25
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JPWR2
JD1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPME2
ICH10R
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
3-26
COM2
Fan1
JPME1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
PWR 2
BT1
JBT1
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPRST1
JPB1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JPG1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
Chapter 3: Installation
CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS. Instead of pins, this "jumper" consists of contact
pads to prevent the accidental clearing of CMOS. To clear CMOS, use a metal
object such as a small screwdriver to touch both pads at the same time to short
the connection. Always remove the AC power cord from the system before clearing CMOS.
Note 1. For an ATX power supply, you must completely shut down the system, remove the AC power cord, and then short JBT1 to clear CMOS.
Note 2. Be sure to remove the onboard CMOS Battery before you short
JBT1 to clear CMOS.
Note 3. Clearing CMOS will also clear any passwords.
Watch Dog Enable/Disable
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings
Watch Dog (JWD1) is a system monitor that
can reboot the system when a software application hangs. Close Pins 1-2 to reset the
system if an application hangs. Close Pins
2-3 to generate a non-maskable interrupt
signal for the application that hangs. See the
table on the right for jumper settings. Watch
Dog must also be enabled in the BIOS.
Jumper Setting
Pins 1-2
Reset (default)
Pins 2-3
NMI
Open
Disabled
B
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
A. Clear CMOS
JF1
B. Watch Dog Enable
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
USB 0/1
COM1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan12
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LAN CTRL
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
JPWR3
UID
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
JPL1
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JPME2
ICH10R
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
3-27
COM2
Fan1
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
PWR 2
JPME1
JD1
A
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JPWR2
BT1
JBT1
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPRST1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JPB1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
Fan 10
Fan 9
Definition
X8OBN-F Platform User's Manual
VGA Enable
VGA Enable
Jumper Settings
Jumper JPG1 allows the user to enable
the onboard VGA connector. The default
Jumper Setting
setting is 1-2 to enable the connection.
See the table on the right for jumper
Definition
1-2
Enabled (Default)
2-3
Disabled
settings.
TPM Support Enable
TPM Support Enable
Jumper Settings
JPT1 allows the user to enable TPM
(Trusted Platform Modules) support
which will enhance data integrity and
system security. See the table on the
right for jumper settings. The default
setting is enabled.
Jumper Setting
Definition
1-2
Enabled
2-3
Disabled
Note: For more information on IPMI configuration, please refer to the
WPCM 450 IPMI BMC User's Guide posted on our Website @ http://www.
supermicro.com.
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
USB 0/1
COM1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan12
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
JP19
JP17
B
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LAN CTRL
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
A. VGA Enabled
JPWR3
Fan 10
Fan 9
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
UID
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
JPL1
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
B. TPM Enabled
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
A
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JPWR2
JD1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPME2
ICH10R
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
3-28
COM2
Fan1
JPME1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
PWR 2
BT1
JBT1
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPRST1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
T-SGPIO2
JPG1
BMC CTRL
JPB1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
Chapter 3: Installation
BMC Enable
BMC Enable
Jumper Settings
Jumper JPB1 allows you to enable the
embedded BMC (Baseboard Manage-
Jumper Setting
ment) Controller to provide IPMI 2.O/
KVM support on the motherboard. See
Definition
Pins 1-2
BMC Enable
Pins 2-3
Normal (Default)
the table on the right for jumper settings.
ME Recovery
ME Recovery Select
Jumper Settings
Close Jumper JPME1 to use ME Firmware Recovery mode, which will limit
system resource for essential functionality use only without putting restrictions
on power use. In single operation mode,
online upgrade will be available via Recovery mode. See the table on the right
for jumper settings.
Jumper Setting
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
Normal (Default)
Closed
Manufacture Mode
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
USB 0/1
COM1
Open
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
Definition
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan12
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
CPU Board Slot 2
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
LAN CTRL
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
JPWR3
Fan 10
Fan 9
J32 J25
UID
JPL1
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
A. BMC Enabled
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
B. ME Mode Se-
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
ICH10R
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
3-29
COM2
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
PWR 2
JD1
JPME1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
Fan1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPWR2
BT1
JBT1
B
JPME2
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPRST1
A
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JPB1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
lect
X8OBN-F Platform User's Manual
Manufacturer Mode Select
ME Mode Select
Jumper Settings
Close this jumper (JPME2) to bypass SPI flash
security and force the system to use the Manu-
Jumper Setting
facturer Mode which will allow you to flash the
system firmware from a host server to modify
Definition
Open
Normal (Default)
Closed
Manufacture Mode
system settings. See the table on the right for
jumper settings.
JUID_OW1 (UID_Overwriting)
When the jumper JUID_OW1 is set to Off (default), the Red LED (Overheat/Fan Fail/PWR
Fail/UID LED) located on Pin 8 of the Front
Control Panel (JF1) will take precedence over
the Blue UID_LED located on Pin 7 of JF1. In
this case, when the Red LED is on, the Blue
LED will be turned off. When the RED LED
is off, the Blue UID_LED can be on or off. In
other words, the Red LED signal overwrites the
Blue UID_LED signal if J_UID-OW is set to off.
When the jumper J_UID_OW is On, the Red
LED (OH/Fan Fail/PWR Fail/UID LED) and the
Blue_UID_LED work independently. The Red
LED will have no effects on the Blue LED. See
the table on the right for jumper settings.
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
JF1
Fan12
Fan5
J30
J29
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
B
CPU Board Slot 1
LAN CTRL
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
JPWR3
Fan 10
Fan 9
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
JPL1
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
PWR 2
JD1
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
COM2
Fan1
ICH10R
JPME2
JPME1
A
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JPWR2
BT1
JBT1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPRST1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JPB1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
UID
Off
(Default)
Definition
Red OH/Fan Fail/PWR Fail LED
(Pin 8 of JF1) takes precedence
over (overwrites) the Blue
UID_LED (Pin 7 of JF1).
Red LED: On, Blue LED: Off,
Red LED: Off, Blue LED: On
or Off
On
Red LED (OH/Fan Fail/PWR
Fail LED) and the Blue UID_
LED function independently.
Red LED does not overwrite the
Blue LED. The Red LED has no
effects on the Blue_UID LED
Red LED: On, Blue LED: On,Off
Red LED: Off, Blue LED: On,
Off
B. JUID_OW1
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan 11
Jumper
A. JPME2
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
USB 0/1
COM1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
UID_Overwriting
Jumper Settings
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
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BMC Reset
BMC Reset
Jumper Settings
Use Jumper JPRST1 to reset the BMC
settings on the motherboard. See the
table on the right for jumper settings.
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
Fan5
USB 0/1
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LAN CTRL
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
JPWR3
JPL1
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JPWR2
JD1
JPME2
ICH10R
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
COM2
Fan1
JPME1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
PWR 2
BT1
JBT1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPRST1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
A
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JPB1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
LED4
BMC Reset
Closed
Normal (Default)
able
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan 10
Fan 9
Closed
Fan6
Fan12
UID
Definition
A. BMC Reset En-
JF1
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
COM1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
Jumper Setting
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
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3-10 Onboard LED Indicators
Activity LED
Link LED
GLAN LEDs
Rear View (when facing the
rear side of the chassis)
Two LAN ports (LAN 1/LAN 2) are located
on the I/O Backplane of the baseboard.
LAN 1/LAN 2 Link LED (Right)
LED State
Each Ethernet LAN port has two LEDs. The
yellow LED indicates activity, while the other Link LED may be green, amber or off to
indicate the speed of the connections. See
the tables at right for more information.
LED Color
Definition
Off
No Connection or 10 Mbps
Green
100 Mbps
Amber
1 Gbps
LAN 1/LAN 2 Activity LED (Left)
LED State
IPMI Dedicated LAN LEDs
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
Definition
Yellow
Flashing
Active
Link LED
Activity LED
IPMI LAN Link LED (Left) &
Activity LED (Right)
Color/State
Definition
Link (Left)
Green: Solid
100 Mbps
Activity (Right)
Amber: Blinking
Active
A. LAN1/2 LEDs
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
USB 0/1
Status
IPMI LAN (F models only)
In addition to LAN 1/LAN 2, an IPMI Dedicated LAN is also located on the I/O Backplane of the baseboard. The amber LED on
the right indicates activity, while the green
LED on the left indicates the speed of the
connection. See the tables at right for more
information.
COM1
Color
B. IPMI LAN LEDs
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan12
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LAN CTRL
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
JPWR3
Fan 10
Fan 9
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
JPL1
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
UID
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
B
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JPME2
ICH10R
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
COM2
Fan1
JPME1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
PWR 2
JD1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
A
JPWR2
BT1
JBT1
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPRST1
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
JPB1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
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Rear UID LED
UID LED
Status
The rear UID LED is located at LED6
on the backplane. This LED is used in
Color/State OS Status
conjunction with the rear UID switch to
provide easy identification of a system
Blue: On
Windows OS
Unit Identified
Blue:
Blinking
Linux OS
Unit Identified
that might be in need of service. Refer
to UID Switch on Page 3-15 for more
information.
BMC Heartbeat LED
BMC Heartbeat LED
Status
A BMC Heartbeat LED is located at LED4
on the baseboard. When LED4 is blinking, BMC functions normally. See the
table at right for more information.
Color/State
Green:
Blinking
Definition
BMC: Normal
Note: LED Indicators that are not documented in the manual are for testing only.
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
USB 0/1
COM1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan12
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
CPU Board Slot 2
Fan 10
Fan 9
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
LAN CTRL
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
JPWR3
A
J32 J25
UID
JPL1
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
A. Rear UID LED
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
PLX
PCI Bridge
Battery
JPWR2
BT1
JD1
JBT1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPME2
ICH10R
USB4/5
USB2/3
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
JTPM1
I-SATA4
Buzzer
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
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COM2
Fan1
JPME1
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
PWR 2
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
T-SGPIO2
BMC CTRL
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
JPG1
B
JPRST1
LED4
JPB1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
B. BMC Heartbeat LED
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Serial_ATA
Pin Definitions
Serial ATA Ports
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
TX_P
3
TX_N
4
Ground
5
RX_N
of Parallel ATA. See the table on the
6
RX_P
right for pin definitions.
7
Ground
There are six Serial ATA Ports (ISATA0 ~I-SATA5) located on the
X8OBN-F. These ports, supported by
the Intel ICH10R South Bridge, provide serial-link signal connections,
which are faster than the connections
Note: For more information on SATA HostRAID configuration, please refer
to the Intel SATA HostRAID User's Guide posted on our Website @ http://
www.supermicro.com..
KB/Mouse
JWD1
JOH1
JF1
Fan6
Rev. 1.01
IPMI LAN
USB 0/1
COM1
FP CRTL
X8OBN-F Baseboard
CPU Board Slot 4
Fan12
Fan5
J30
J29
Fan 11
VGA
CPU Board Slot 3
JP18
JP19
JP17
JPT1
JUID_OW1
Fan3
CPU Board Slot 1
LAN CTRL
JP16
JPWR4
Fan8
A. I-SATA0
JPWR3
Fan 10
Fan 9
LED12
LED13
LED14
LED15
LED16
LED17
LED18
LED19
UID
J32 J25
CPU Board Slot 2
JPL1
Slot10 PCI-E 2.0 x16
B. I-SATA1
JP3
Fan7
Slot9 PCI-E 2.0 x8
I/O Hub 2
PWR 1
Slot8 PCI-E 2.0 x16
I/O Hub 1
LED4
Slot7 PCI-E 2.0 x8
J26
Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x16
Battery
JPME2
JIPMB1
USB10 USB8
JWF1
Buzzer
F
JTPM1
I-SATA4
D B
I-SATA5 I-SATA3 I-SATA1
I-SATA2 I-SATA0
E
C A
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COM2
Fan1
ICH10R
Slot2 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
T-SGPIO2
JPME1
JL1 JP21
T-SGPIO1
PWR 2
JD1
JBT1
Slot3 PCI-E 2.0 x8
Slot1 PCI-E 2.0 x8 in x16
F. I-SATA5
JPWR2
BT1
USB4/5
USB2/3
JPB1
PLX
PCI Bridge
E. I-SATA4
JP22
JPWR1 Fan2
Slot5 PCI-E 2.0 x8
Slot4 PCI-E 2.0 x16
C. I-SATA2
D. I-SATA3
JPG1
BMC CTRL
JPRST1
LED6
LAN2
LAN1
Fan4
Chapter 4: Troubleshooting
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting Procedures
Use the following procedures to troubleshoot your system. If you have followed all
of the procedures below and still need assistance, refer to the ‘Technical Support
Procedures’ and/or ‘Returning Merchandise for Service’ section(s) in this chapter.
Note: Always disconnect the power cord before adding, changing or installing any
hardware components.
Before Power On
1. Make sure that there are no short circuits between the baseboard and chassis.
2. Disconnect all ribbon/wire cables from the baseboard, including those for the
keyboard and mouse.
3. Remove all add-on cards.
4. Install CPU Card1 first (-making sure it is fully seated) and connect the front
panel connectors to the baseboard.
No Power
1. Make sure that no short circuits between the baseboard and the chassis.
2. Make sure that the ATX power connectors are properly connected
3. Check that the 115V/230V switch on the power supply is properly set, if available.
4. Turn the power switch on and off to test the system, if applicable.
5. The battery on your baseboard may be old. Check to verify that it still supplies ~3VDC. If it does not, replace it with a new one.
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No Video
1. If the power is on but you have no video, remove all the add-on cards and
cables.
2. Use the speaker to determine if any beep codes exist. Refer to the Appendix
for details on beep codes.
System Boot Failure
If the system does not display POST or does not respond after the power is turned
on, check the following:
1. Check for any error beep from the baseboard speaker.
•
If there is no error beep, try to turn on the system without DIMM modules. If there
is still no error beep, try to turn on the system again with only one processor in
CPU Socket#1. If there is still no error beep, replace the baseboard.
•
If there are error beeps, clear the CMOS settings by unplugging the power
cord and contracting both pads on the CMOS Clear Jumper (JBT1). (Refer to
Section 3-7 in Chapter 3.)
2. Remove all components from the baseboard, especially the DIMM modules.
Make sure that the system's power is on and memory error beeps are activated.
3. Turn on the system with only one DIMM module. If the system boots, check
for bad DIMM modules or slots by following the Memory Errors Troubleshooting procedure in this Chapter.
Losing the System’s Setup Configuration
1. Make sure that you are using a high quality power supply. A poor quality
power supply may cause the system to lose the CMOS setup information.
Refer to Section 3-6 for details on recommended power supplies.
2. The battery on your baseboard may be old. Check to verify that it still supplies ~3VDC. If it does not, replace it with a new one.
3. If the above steps do not fix the Setup Configuration problem, contact your
vendor for repairs.
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Memory Errors
When a No_Memory_Beep_Code is issued by the system, check the following:
1. Make sure that the memory modules are compatible with the system and that
the DIMM modules are properly and fully installed. (For memory compatibility,
refer to the Memory Compatibility Chart posted on our Website at http://www.
supermicro.com.)
2. Check if different speeds of DIMMs have been installed. It is strongly recommended that the same RAM speed of DIMMs are used in the system.
3. Make sure that you are using the correct type of DDR3 Registered ECC1066
MHz SDRAM (recommended by the manufacturer).
4. Check for bad DIMM modules or slots by swapping a single module among
all memory slots and check the results.
5. Make sure that all memory modules are fully seated in their slots. Follow the
instructions given in Chapter 3.
6. Please follow the instructions given in the DIMM Population Tables listed on
Page 3-8 to install your memory modules.
When the System Becomes Unstable
A. When the system becomes unstable during or after OS installation, check
the following:
1. CPU/BIOS support: Check if your CPU is supported and if you have the latest
BIOS installed.
2. Memory support: Make sure that the memory modules are supported by testing the modules using memtest86 or a similar utility.
Note: Refer to the product page on our Website at http:\\www.supermicro.
com for memory compatibility list.
3. HDD support: Check if all hard disk drives (HDDs) work properly. Replace the
bad HDDs with good ones.
4. System cooling: Check system cooling to make sure that all heatsink fans,
and CPU/system fans, etc., work properly. Check Hardware Monitoring settings in the BIOS to make sure that the CPU and System temperatures are
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within normal range. Also check the front panel Overheat LED and make sure
that the Overheat LED is not on.
5. Adequate power supply: Make sure that the power supply provides adequate
power to the system. Make sure that all power connectors are connected.
Please refer to our Website for more information on minimum power requirement.
6. Proper software support: Make sure that the correct drivers are used.
B. When the system becomes unstable before or during OS installation, check
the following:
1. Source of installation: Make sure that the devices used for installation are
working properly, including boot devices such as CD/DVD disc, CD/DVDROM.
2. Cable connection: Check to make sure that all cables are connected and
working properly.
3. Using minimum configuration for troubleshooting: Remove all unnecessary
components (starting with add-on cards first), and use minimum configuration
(with a CPU and a memory module installed) to identify the trouble areas.
Refer to the steps listed in Section A above for proper troubleshooting procedures.
4. Identifying bad components by isolating them: If necessary, remove a component in question from the chassis, and test it in isolation to make sure that it
works properly. Replace a bad component with a good one.
5. Check and change one component at a time instead of changing several
items at the same time. This will help isolating and identifying the problem.
6. To find out if a component is good, swap it with a new one to see if the
system will work properly. If so, then the old component is bad. You can also
install the component in question in another system. If the new system works,
the component is good and the old system has problems.
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Technical Support Procedures
Before contacting Technical Support, please take the following steps. Also, please
note that as a baseboard manufacturer, Supermicro also sells motherboards through
its channels, so it is best to first check with your distributor or reseller for trouble-
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shooting services. They should know of any possible problem(s) with the specific
system configuration that was sold to you.
1. Please go through the ‘Troubleshooting Procedures’ and 'Frequently Asked
Question' (FAQ) sections in this chapter or see the FAQs on our Website
(http://www.supermicro.com/) before contacting Technical Support.
2. BIOS upgrades can be downloaded from our Website (http://www.supermicro.
com).
3. If you still cannot resolve the problem, include the following information when
contacting Supermicro for technical support:
•
Baseboard model and PCB revision number
•
BIOS release date/version (This can be seen on the initial display when your
system first boots up.)
•
System configuration
4. An example of a Technical Support form is on our Website at (http://www.
supermicro.com).
•
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Distributors: For immediate assistance, please have your account number ready
when placing a call to our technical support department. We can be reached
by e-mail at support@supermicro.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What are the various types of memory that my baseboard can
support?
Answer: The X8OBN supports Registered ECC DDR3 1066 MHz SDRAM memory.
It is strongly recommended that you do not mix memory modules of different speeds
and sizes. Please follow all memory installation instructions given on Section 3-3
in Chapter 3.
Question: How do I update my BIOS?
It is recommended that you do not upgrade your BIOS if you are not experiencing
any problems with your system. Updated BIOS files are located on our website
at http://www.supermicro.com. Please check our BIOS warning message and the
information on how to update your BIOS on our website. Select your baseboard
model and download the BIOS file to your computer. Also, check the current BIOS
revision and make sure that it is newer than your BIOS before downloading. You
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can choose from the zip file and the .exe file. If you choose the zip BIOS file, please
unzip the BIOS file onto a bootable USB device. Run the batch file using the format
AMI.bat filename.rom from your bootable USB device to flash the BIOS. Then, your
system will automatically reboot.
Warning: Do not shut down or reset the system while updating BIOS to
prevent possible system boot failure!)
Note: The SPI BIOS chip used on this baseboard cannot be removed.
Send your baseboard back to our RMA Department at Supermicro for
repair. For BIOS Recovery instructions, please refer to the AMI BIOS
Recovery Instructions posted at http://www.supermicro.com.
Question: What's on the CD that came with my baseboard?
Answer: The supplied compact disc has quite a few drivers and programs that will
greatly enhance your system performance. We recommend that you review the
CD and install the applications you need. Applications on the CD include chipset
drivers for the Windows OS, security and audio drivers.
Question: How do I handle the used battery?
Answer: Please handle used batteries carefully. Do not damage the battery in any
way; a damaged battery may release hazardous materials into the environment.
Do not discard a used battery in the garbage or a public landfill. Please comply
with the regulations set up by your local hazardous waste management agency to
dispose of your used battery properly.
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Returning Merchandise for Service
A receipt or copy of your invoice marked with the date of purchase is required before any warranty service will be rendered. You can obtain service by calling your
vendor for a Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. When returning
to the manufacturer, the RMA number should be prominently displayed on the
outside of the shipping carton, and mailed prepaid or hand-carried. Shipping and
handling charges will be applied for all orders that must be mailed when service
is complete. For faster service, You can also request a RMA authorization online
(http://www.supermicro.com).
This warranty only covers normal consumer use and does not cover damages incurred in shipping or from failure due to the alternation, misuse, abuse or improper
maintenance of products.
During the warranty period, contact your distributor first for any product problems.
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Chapter 4: AMI BIOS
Chapter 5
BIOS
5-1
Introduction
This chapter describes the AMI BIOS Setup Utility for the X8OBN-F Baseboard.
The AMI ROM BIOS is stored in a Flash EEPROM and can be easily updated. This
chapter describes the basic navigation of the AMI BIOS Setup Utility screens.
Starting BIOS Setup Utility
To enter the AMI BIOS Setup Utility screens, press the <Delete> key while the
system is booting up.
Note: In most cases, the <Delete> key is used to invoke the AMI BIOS
setup screen. There are a few cases when other keys are used, such as
<F1>, <F2>, etc.
Each main BIOS menu option is described in this manual. The Main BIOS setup
menu screen has two main frames. The left frame displays all the options that can
be configured. Grayed-out options cannot be configured. Options in blue can be
configured by the user. The right frame displays the key legend. Above the key
legend is an area reserved for a text message. When an option is selected in the
left frame, it is highlighted in white. Often a text message will accompany it.
Note: the AMI BIOS has default text messages built in. Supermicro retains
the option to include, omit, or change any of these text messages.
The AMI BIOS Setup Utility uses a key-based navigation system called "hot keys".
Most of the AMI BIOS setup utility "hot keys" can be used at any time during the
setup navigation process. These keys include <F1>, <F10>, <Enter>, <ESC>, arrow keys, etc.
Note: Options printed in Bold are default settings.
How To Change the Configuration Data
The configuration data that determines the system parameters may be changed by
entering the AMI BIOS Setup Utility. This setup utility can be accessed by pressing
<Del> at the appropriate time during system boot.
Note: For UEFI BIOS Recovery, please refer to the UEFI BIOS Recovery
Instructions posted on our website at http://www.supermicro.com/support/
manuals/.
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Starting the Setup Utility
Normally, the only visible Power-On Self-Test (POST) routine is the memory test.
As the memory is being tested, press the <Delete> key to enter the main menu of
the AMI BIOS Setup Utility. From the main menu, you can access the other setup
screens. An AMI BIOS identification string is displayed at the left bottom corner of
the screen below the copyright message.
Warning! Do not upgrade the BIOS unless your system has a BIOS-related
issue. Flashing the wrong BIOS can cause irreparable damage to the
system. In no event shall Supermicro be liable for direct, indirect, special,
incidental, or consequential damages arising from a BIOS update. If you
have to update the BIOS, do not shut down or reset the system while the
BIOS is updating. This is to avoid possible boot failure.
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Main Setup
When you first enter the AMI BIOS Setup Utility, you will enter the Main setup screen.
You can always return to the Main setup screen by selecting the Main tab on the
top of the screen. The Main BIOS Setup screen is shown below.
BIOS Information: The following BIOS information will be displayed:
•
BIOS Vendor: This item displays the name of the BIOS vendor.
•
Core Version: This item displays the version of the BIOS Core currently used
in the system.
•
Project Version: This item displays the version of the motherboard currently
used in the system.
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•
Build Date: This item displays the date when this BIOS was completed.
Memory Information: The following memory information will be displayed:
•
Total Memory: This item displays the size of memory available in the system.
System Language
The feature allows the user to select a language setting for the Setup utility. The
default setting is English.
System Time/System Date
These features allow the user to change the system time and date. Highlight System
Time or System Date using the arrow keys. Enter new values through the keyboard
and press <Enter>. Press the <Tab> key to move between fields. The date must be
entered in MM/DD/YY format. The time is entered in HH:MM:SS format.
Note: The time is in the 24-hour format. For example, 5:30 P.M. appears
as 17:30:00.
Access Level
The feature displays the privilege level that has been pre-set for the user for accessing the setup utility or the system.
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Advanced Setup Configuration
Use the arrow keys to select the Advanced Setup menu and press <Enter> to access the submenu items.
PCI Subsystem Settings
PCI Bus Driver Version: This feature displays the version number of the PCI Bus
Driver used in this system.
PCI Bus Driver Version: This item displays the version of the PCI bus driver
currently used in the system.
PCI ROM Priority
This feature allows the user to specify which PCI Option ROM to use when multiple
Option ROMs are installed in the system. The options are Legacy ROM and EFI
(Extensible Firmware Interface)_Compatible ROM.
Above 4G Decoding
Select Enabled to allow a 64_bit_capable device to be decoded in the address
space above 4G if 64-bit_PCI_decoding is supported by the system. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
PCI Common Settings
PCI Latency Timer
Select a value to be used by the PCI Latency Timer Register in bus clock calculation.
The options are 32 PCI Bus Clocks, 64 PCI Bus Clocks, 96 PCI Bus Clocks, 128
PCI Bus Clocks, 160 PCI Bus Clocks, 192 PCI Bus Clocks, 224 PCI Bus Clocks,
and 248 PCI Bus Clocks.
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VGA Palette Snoop
If this feature is set to Enabled, a PCI card that does not have its own VGA color
palette built-in will detect a video_card palette to mimic it for color scheme support.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
PERR# Generation
Select Enabled to allow a PCI device to generate a PERR number for a PCI Bus
Signal Error Event. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
SERR# Generation
Select Enabled to allow a PCI device to generate an SERR number for a PCI Bus
Signal Error Event. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
PCI Express Device Settings
Relaxed Ordering
Select Enabled to allow a PCI-E transaction to be completed prior to other transactions that were already enqueued. This violates PCI strict-ordering rules. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Extended Tag
Select Enabled to allow a PCI-E device to use the 8-bit Tag field as a requester.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
No Snoop
Select Enabled to enable the "no_snoop bit" for a PCI-E device, which will reduce
front_side bus traffic for performance enhancement. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Maximum Payload
Select Auto to allow the system BIOS to automatically set the maximum payload
value for a PCI-E device to enhance system performance. The options are Auto,
128 Bytes, 256 Bytes, 512 Bytes, 1024 Bytes, 2048 Bytes, and 4096 Bytes.
Maximum Read Request
Select Auto to allow the system BIOS to automatically set the maximum Read
Request size for a PCI-E device to enhance system performance. The options
are Auto, 128 Bytes, 256 Bytes, 512 Bytes, 1024 Bytes, 2048 Bytes, and 4096
Bytes.
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PCI Express Link Settings
ASPM Support
This feature allows the user to set the Active State Power Management (ASPM)
level for a PCI-E device. Select Force L0 to force all PCI-E links to operate at L0
state. Select Auto to allow the system BIOS to automatically set the ASPM level for
the system. Select Disabled to disable ASPM support. The options are Disabled,
Force L0, and Auto.
Warning: Enabling ASPM support may cause some PCI-E devices to
fail!
Extended Synch
Select Enabled to generate extended synchronization patters to enhance system
performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)
Settings
This feature allows the user to set Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
parameters for this system.
Enable ACPI Auto Configuration
Select Enabled to allow the system BIOS to automatically configure ACPI parameters for the system. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Enable Hibernation
Select Enabled for Hibernation support which will allow a system to enter an OS/S4
state. Hibernation may not be supported by some operation systems. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
ACPI Sleep State
Use this feature to set the highest ACPI sleep state when the suspend button is
pressed. The options are S1 (CPU_Stop_Clock) and Suspend Disabled.
Trusted Computing
This feature allows the user to configure Trusting Computing settings.
TPM Configuration
This future allows the user to set Trusted Platform Module Configuration settings.
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TPM Support
Select Enabled to enable TPM (Trusted Platform Module) support for system
security and data integrity. The options are Disabled and Enabled. If this option
is set to Enabled, the following items will display.
TPM State
Select Enabled to display the status of TPM support for this system. The options
are Disabled and Enabled. Please note that a system reboot is needed before
a change on the TPM state to take effect.
Pending TPM Operation
This feature is used to schedule a TPM operation that is pending. Select "Enable
Take Ownership" to allow the pending TPM operation to take precedence over other
operations in the queue and be processed and executed immediately. If the option
"Disable Take Ownership" is selected, the pending TPM operation will not take
precedence over other operations and will be processed based on the order that
are placed in the queue. Select the option "TPM Clear" to delete all pending TPM
operations from the queue. If the option "None" is displayed, there is no pending
TPM operation in the queue. Please note that a system reboot is needed for any
change on the feature to become effective. The options are None, Enable Take
Ownership, Disable Take Ownership, and TPM Clear.
Current TPM Status Information
This feature displays the current status of the TPM items listed below.
TPM Enabled State
Select Enabled to display the status of "TPM Enabled" in this system. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
TPM Active State
Select Deactivate to disable TPM support for this system. The options are Deactivated and Activate.
TPM Owner Status
This feature lists the status of the TPM Owner. The default setting is UnOwned
which indicates that there is no owner listed for TPM support.
WHEA Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure WHEA (Windows Hardware Error Architecture) settings.
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WHEA Support
Select Enabled to enable WHEA support which will provide a common infrastructure for the system to handle hardware errors on the Windows OS platforms in
order to reduce system crashes due to hardware errors and to enhance system
recovery and health monitoring. The default setting is Enabled.
CPU Configuration
CPU Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure CPU support settings. It also displays the
status of the processor used in the system.
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CPU Type: This item displays the CPU type for the motherboard.
Physical Processors: This item displays the number of physical processors
used in this system.
Logical Processors: This item displays the number of logical processors available for this system.
Socket 0 ~ Socket 7 CPU Information
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CPU Type
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CPU Signature
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Microcode Patch
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Max Processor Speed/Min Processor Speed: This item displays the maximum and minimum speed of the processor used in the system.
Processor Cores: This item indicates the number of processor cores available in the system.
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Intel HT Technology: This item indicates if Intel Hyper-Threading Technology is supported by the system. Intel TH Technology is used to enhance
CPU performance.
Intel VT-x Technology: This item indicates if Intel Virtualization Technology
is supported by the motherboard.
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L1 Data Cache/L1 Code Cache/L2 Cache/L3 Cache
CPU Speed: This item displays the CPU speed of the motherboard.
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64-bit: This item indicates if 64-bit is supported by the CPU.
CPU Spread Spectrum
Select Enable to enable CPU Clock Spectrum support, which will allow the BIOS to
monitor and attempt to reduce the level of Electromagnetic Interference caused by
the components whenever needed. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Hyper-threading
Select Enabled to use Hyper-Threading Technology, which will result in increased
CPU performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Active Processor Core
Select Enabled to use a processor's second core and beyond. (Please refer to Intel's
website for more information.) The options are All, 1 and 2.
Limit CPUID Maximum
This feature allows the user to set the maximum CPU ID value. Enable this function to launch the legacy operating systems that cannot support processors with
extended CPUID functions. The options are Enabled and Disabled (for the Windows OS.)
Execute Disable Bit Capability (Available when supported by the OS and
the CPU)
Set to Enabled to support Execute Disable Bit which will allow the processor to
designate areas in the system memory where an application code can execute
and where it cannot, thus preventing a worm or a virus from flooding illegal codes
to overwhelm the processor or damage the system during an attack. The default is
Enabled. (Refer to Intel and Microsoft web Sites for more information.)
Hardware Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU)
If enabled, the hardware prefetcher will prefetch streams of data and instructions
from the main memory to the L2 cache in the forward or backward manner to improve CPU performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch (Available when supported by the CPU)
If this item is set to Disabled, the CPU prefetches the cache line for 64 bytes. The
CPU prefetches both cache lines for 128 bytes as comprised if this item is set to
Enabled. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Available when supported by the CPU)
Select Enabled to use Intel Virtualization Technology which will allow one platform
to run multiple operating systems and applications in independent partitions, creat-
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ing multiple "virtual" systems in one physical computer. The options are Enabled
and Disabled. Note: Please reboot the system for any change in this setting to
take effect. Please refer to Intel’s website for detailed information.
Power Technology
Use this feature to select power management features for the system. Select Energy
Efficient to minimize power use. Select Custom to customize power use settings.
The options are Disabled, Energy Efficient and Custom.
EIST (Available when supported by the OS and the CPU)
EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology) allows the system to automatically
adjust processor voltage and core frequency in an effort to reduce power consumption and heat dissipation. Please refer to Intel’s web site for detailed information.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Turbo Boost Mode (Available when EIST Tech. is enabled)
Select Enabled to enable Turbo Mode support to boost system performance. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
Performance/Watt (Available when supported by the OS and the CPU
Select Optimized to activate the Turbo Boost mode after the highest performance
power state has lasted more than two seconds. Select Traditional to use the Turbo
mode whenever possible. The options are Traditional and Optimized.
P-STATE Coordination (Available when supported by the OS and the CPU
This feature allows the user to decide how to change a P-State Coordination type.
A P-state is the operational state when a processor/core is performing meaningful
and useful tasks. The options are HW_All (All Hardware-related events), SW_All
(All Software-related events), and SW_Any (Any Software-related events).
CPU C3 Report (Available when the C-State Tech is enabled)
This feature allows the user to decide at what power state should the CPU treat
it as a CPU C3 state and report it to the OS as so. Select ACPI C-2 to report an
ACPI C-2 event as a CPU C3 state to the OS. Select ACPI C-3 to report an ACPI
C-3 event as a CPU C3 state to the OS. The options are ACPI-C2, ACPI-C-3, and
Disabled.
CPU C6 Report (Available when the C-State Tech is enabled)
Select Enabled to report a CPU C6 (ACPI C-3) event to the OS. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
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Package C-State Limit (Available when the C-State Tech is enabled)
If this package is set to Auto, the AMI BIOS will automatically set a limit on the register of the C-State package. The options are No Limit, C0, C1, C3, C6, and C7.
Local APIC (Available when supported by the CPU and the OS)
The local Advanced Programmable Interrupt controller (Local APIC), embedded in
a CPU, manages all external interrupts for the CPU in a 4-way or 8-way system.
It also interacts with the interrupts that are generated by other Local APIC controllers inside other CPUs. If this feature is set to Auto, the AMIBIOS will automatically
detect if the system is using the Nehalem processor or the Westmere EX processor.
If the system uses the Nehalem EX processor, the BIOS will select xAPIC to boost
system performance. If the system uses the Westmere EX processor, the BIOS will
select x2APIC to boost performance. If your system uses the Westmere processor
and your OS does not support x2APIC, please select Compatible to enhance your
system performance. The options are Compatible and Auto.
Note: Currently, x2APIC is supported by newer operating systems such as
Windows 2008 R2 SP1 OS or Redhat 6.0 (or newer) OS.
Runtime Error Logging
Runtime Error Logging
Select Enabled to support Runtime Error Logging. The options are Enabled and
Disabled. If this feature is set to Enabled, the following items will display:
PCI Error Logging Support
Select Enabled to enable error logging occurred in PCI/PCI-E connections. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Memory Correctable Error Threshold
This feature allows the user to enter the threshold value for memory correctable
errors. The default setting is 10.
Legacy OpROM (Option ROM) Configuration
Legacy OpROM Support
Use this feature to configure Option ROM settings which will allow the system to
boot up via a legacy network device.
Onboard Gigabit LAN 0/ Onboard Gigabit LAN 1
Select Enabled to boot up the system via a legacy network device installed on
Onboard G-LAN Port 0 or G-LAN Port 1. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Select Option ROM [PXE}
Slot1 Option ROM~Slot10 Option ROM
Select Enabled to boot up the system via a legacy mass storage device installed
a slot specified. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
SATA Configuration
When this submenu is selected, the AMI BIOS automatically detects the presence
of the SATA devices and displays the following items:
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SATA Port0/SATA Port1/SATA Port2/SATA Port3/SATA Port4/SATA Port5
SATA Mode
Use this feature to set the SATA mode for a SATA port selected by the user. Select
IDE mode to configure the SATA drive as an IDE drive. Select AHCI Mode to enable
the SATA drive to support AHCI Interface (Advanced Host Controller Interface).
Select RAID Mode to enable the SATA drive for RAID support. The options are IDE
Mode, AHCI Mode and RAID Mode.
When AHCI is selected, the item-AHCI CodeBase will display:
AHCI CodeBase (Available when RAID or AHCI is selected)
Select BIOS Native Module to use the BIOS Native Mode for the AHCI Interface.
Select Intel AHCI ROM to use the Intel AHCI ROM for the AHCI Interface. (Take
caution when using this function for this mode is for advanced programmers
only.)
When RAID is selected, the items: "AHCI CodeBase" (above), and "ICH RAID
Code Base" will appear.
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ICH RAID Code Base (Available when the option-RAID is selected)
Select Intel to use Intel SATA RAID firmware for Intel SATA RAID configuration.
Select Adaptec to use Adaptec firmware for Adaptec SATA RAID configuration.
The options are Intel and Adaptec.
SATA Port0 Configuration/SATA Port1 Configuration/SATA Port2
Configuration/SATA Port3 Configuration//SATA Port4 Configuration//SATA
Port51 Configuration
These submenus allow the user to configure the following item for a SATA port
selected by the user.
eSATA Port Support
Select Enabled to enable a SATA port specified by the user for external SATA connection support. The options are Enable and Disabled.
USB Configuration
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USB Devices: This feature displays the status of the USB devices detected in
the system.
Legacy USB Support
Select Enabled to support Legacy USB devices. If this item is set to Auto, the AMI
BIOS will automatically enable Legacy USB support if a legacy USB device is detected. The settings are Enabled, Disabled and Auto.
EHCI Hand-Off
Select Enabled to support the BIOS-Enhanced Host Controller Interface to provide a
workaround solution for an operating system that does not have EHCI Hand-Off support. When enabled, the EHCI Interface will be changed from the BIOS-controlled
to the OS-controlled. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
USB Hardware Delay
USB Transfer Timeout
This setting allows you to decide how long the system should wait in an attempt to
detect the presence of a USB Mass Storage Device before a USB Transfer is executed. The options are 10 Seconds, 20 Seconds, 30 Seconds and 40 Seconds.
Device Reset Timeout
This setting allows you to decide how long the system should wait in an attempt
to detect the presence of a USB Mass Storage Device before it proceeds with the
next operation during POST. The options are 10 Seconds, 20 Seconds, 30 Seconds
and 40 Seconds.
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Device Power-up Delay
Select Auto to use the default maximum time value for a USB device to wait before it
reports itself to the Host Controller. The default maximum wait time for a root port is
100 ms. The maximum wait time for a Hub port is determined by the Hub Descriptor.
Select Manual to manually enter a maximum wait time for a USB device before this
device reports itself to the Host Controller. The options are Auto and Manual.
Hardware Monitoring Configuration
This feature allows the user to monitor system health and review the status of each
item as displayed.
CPU Overheat Alarm
This option allows the user to select the CPU Overheat Alarm setting that determines when the CPU OH alarm will be activated to provide warning of possible
CPU overheat.
The options are:
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The Early Alarm: Select this setting to trigger the CPU overheat alarm as soon
as the CPU temperature reaches the CPU overheat threshold as predefined by
the CPU manufacturer.
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The Default Alarm: Select this setting to trigger the CPU overheat alarm when
the CPU temperature reaches about 5oC above the threshold temperature as
predefined by the CPU manufacturer to give the CPU and system fans additional
time needed for CPU and system cooling.
Warning! To avoid possible system overheating, please be sure to provide
adequate airflow to your system.
Fan Speed Control Modes
This feature allows the user to decide how the system controls the speeds of the
onboard fans. The CPU temperature and the fan speed are correlated. When the
CPU on-die temperature increases, the fan speed will also increase for effective
system cooling. Select "Full Speed/FS" to allow the onboard fans to run at full
speed for maximum cooling. The FS setting is recommended for special system
configuration or debugging. Select "Performance/PF" for better system cooling. The
PF setting is recommended for high-power-consuming and high-density systems.
Select "Balanced/BL" for the onboard fans to run at a speed that will balance the
needs between system cooling and power saving. The BL setting is recommended
for regular systems with normal hardware configuration. Select "Energy Saving/ES"
for best power efficiency and maximum quietness. The Options are: Full Speed/FS,
Performance/PF, Balanced/BL, and Energy Saving/ES.
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Fan Speed Readings
The following fan speeds are displayed: Fan1 Speed~Fan 12 Speeds
Baseboard Voltage and Temperature
The he following temperature and voltage settings will be displayed (in degrees in
Celsius and Fahrenheit) as detected by the BIOS:
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System Temperature, +1.8V Aux, +1.2V BMC, +1.0V NIC, +1,1V AUX, +1.0V
PEX, +5.0V, +1.1V, +1.8V, +12.0V, +1.5V, VBAT, +3.3V, and +3.3V VSB.
CPU0 Voltage and Temperature~CPU7 Voltage and
Temperature
The following temperature and voltage settings of a CPU specified will be displayed
as detected by the BIOS:
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CPU Temperature
Low – This level is considered as the ‘normal’ operating state. The CPU temperature is well below the CPU ‘Temperature Tolerance’ level. The onboard
fans and CPU run normally as configured in the BIOS. User intervention:
No action required.
Medium – The processor is running warmer. This is a ‘precautionary’ level
and generally means that there may be factors contributing to this condition,
but the CPU is still within its normal operating state and the CPU ‘Temperature Tolerance’ level. The onboard fans and CPU run normally as configured
in the BIOS. The fans may adjust to a faster speed depending on the Fan
Speed Control settings. User intervention: No action is required. However,
consider checking the CPU fans and the chassis ventilation for blockage.
High – The processor is running hot. This is a ‘caution’ level since the CPU’s
‘Temperature Tolerance’ has been reached or exceeded. The overheat alarm
may be triggered. The system may shut down if it continues for a long period
to prevent damage to the CPU.
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CPU Vcore, CPU Vcache, CPU Millbrook 1.1V, CPU Branch0 VDD 1.5V, and
CCPU Branch1 VDD 1.5V
Super IO Configuration (for the W83527 HG chip)
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Super IO Chip: This item displays the status of the onboard Super IO chip.
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Watchdog Function
If enabled, the WatchDog Timer will cause the system to reboot when the system
is inactive for more than 5 minutes. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Super IO Configuration (for the WPCM450 chip)
Super IO Configuration (Winbond WPCM450)
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Super IO Chip: This item displays the status of the onboard Super IO chip.
Watchdog Function
Select Enabled to enable the Watch Dog Timer. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Serial Port 0 Configuration/Serial Port 1 Configuration
Serial Port
Select Enabled to enable a serial port specified by the user. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Device Settings
This feature indicated if reset is required or not for a serial port specified.
Change Settings
Use this feature to set the optimal Environment_Control_Interface (PECI) setting
for a serial port specified. The default setting is Auto, which will allow the AMI
BIOS to automatically select the best setting for the PECI platform.
Device Mode
Use this feature to select the desired mode for a serial port specified. The options
are Normal and High Speed.
Serial Port Console Redirection
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COM 1/COM2
These two submenus allow the user to configure the following Console Redirection
settings for a COM Port specified by the user.
Console Redirection
Select Enabled to use a COM Port selected by the user for Console Redirection.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Console Redirection Settings
This feature allows the user to specify how the host computer will exchange data
with the client computer, which is the remote computer used by the user.
Terminal Type
This feature allows the user to select the target terminal emulation type for
Console Redirection. Select VT100 to use the ASCII Character set. Select
VT100+ to add color and function key support. Select ANSI to use the Extended
ASCII Character Set. Select VT-UTF8 to use UTF8 encoding to map Unicode
characters into one or more bytes. The options are ANSI, VT100, VT100+, and
VT-UTF8.
Bits Per second
Use this feature to set the transmission speed for a serial port used in Console
Redirection. Make sure that the same speed is used in the host computer and the
client computer. A lower transmission speed may be required for long and busy
lines. The options are 9600, 19200, 57600 and 115200 (bits per second).
Data Bits
Use this feature to set the data transmission size for Console Redirection. The
options are 7 Bits and 8 Bits.
Parity
A parity bit can be sent along with regular data bits to detect data transmission
errors. Select Even if the parity bit is set to 0, and the number of 1's in data bits
is even. Select Odd if the parity bit is set to 0, and the number of 1's in data bits
is odd. Select None if you do not want to send a parity bit with your data bits
in transmission. Select Mark to add a mark as a parity bit to be sent along with
the data bits. Select Space to add a Space as a parity bit to be sent with your
data bits. The options are None, Even, Odd, Mark and Space.
Stop Bits
A stop bit indicates the end of a serial data packet. Select 1 Stop Bit for standard
serial data communication. Select 2 Stop Bits if slower devices are used. The
options are 1 and 2.
Flow Control
This feature allows the user to set the flow control for Console Redirection to
prevent data loss caused by buffer overflow. Send a "Stop" signal to stop sending data when the receiving buffer is full. Send a "Start" signal to start sending
data when the receiving buffer is empty. The options are None, Hardware RTS/
CTS, and Software Xon/Xoff.
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Resolution 100x31
Select Enabled for extended-terminal resolution support. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Legacy OS Redirection
Use this feature to select the number of rows and columns used in Console
Redirection for legacy OS support. The options are 80x24 and 80x25.
Serial Port for Out-of-Band Management/Windows Emergency
Management Services (EMS)
The submenu allows the user to configure the following Console Redirection
settings to support Out-of-Band Serial Port management.
Console Redirection
Select Enabled to use COM Port1 for Console Redirection. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Out-of_Band Management Port
This feature allows the user to select a serial port to be used by the Windows
Emergency Management Services (EMS) for remote system management during
an emergency. The options are COM 1 and COM 2.
Data Bits
This feature allows the user to select data bits for console redirection transmission. The options are 7 Bits and 8 Bits.
Parity
A parity bit can be sent with the data bits for data transmission errors. Select
Even if the parity bit is set to 0 and the number of 1's in data bits is even. Select
Odd if the parity bit is set to 0 and the number of 1's in data bits is odd. Select
None if you do not want to send a parity bit with your data bits in transmission.
Select Mark to add a mark as a parity bit to be sent with the data bits. Select
Space to add a Space as a parity bit to be sent with your data bits. The options
are None, Even, Odd, Mark and Space.
Stop Bits
A stop bit indicates the end of a serial data packet. Select 1 Stop Bit for standard
serial data communication. Select 2 Stop Bits if slower devices are used.
Terminal Type
This feature allows the user to select the target terminal emulation type for Console Redirection. Select VT100 to use ASCII Character set, Select VT100+ to
also include color, function key support. Select ANSI to use Extended ASCII Char-
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acter Set. Select VT-UTF8 to use UTF8 encoding to map Unicode characters into
one or more bytes. The options are ANSI, VT100, VT100+, and VT-UTF8.
Network Stack
Network Stack
Select Enabled enable PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) or UEFI (Unified
Extensible Firmware Interface) for network stack support. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
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Chipset
Use the arrow keys to select Chipset and press <Enter> to access the submenu
items. This submenu allows the user to configure chipset settings.
North Bridge
This submenu allows the user to configure the following North Bridge parameters.
Boxboro IOH Configuration
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NB Revision: This item displays the Boxboro IOH revision number.
Intel® VT for Direct I/O Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed
I/O settings.
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Intel® VT-d
Select Enabled to enable Intel Virtualization Technology support for Direct I/O
VT-d by reporting the I/O device assignments to VMM through the DMAR ACPI
Tables. This feature offers fully-protected I/O resource-sharing across the Intel
platforms, providing the user with greater reliability, security and availability in
networking and data-sharing. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Interrupt Remapping
Select Enabled to support VT-d Engine Interrupt Remapping. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Coherency Support
Select Enabled to enable Non-Isoch VT-d Engine Coherency support. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
ATS Support
Select Enabled to enable VT-d Engine Address Translation Services support.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Pass-through DMA
Select Enabled to enable Isoch/Non-Isoch VT-d Engine Pass-through DMA support. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Intel® I/OAT
The Intel I/OAT (I/O Acceleration Technology) significantly reduces CPU overhead
by leveraging CPU architectural improvements, freeing resources for more other
tasks. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
DCA Support (Available when Intel I/OAT is enabled)
Select Enabled to use Intel's DCA (Direct Cache Access) Technology for data
transferring enhancement. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
PCIe Gen1 Device Support (Available when Intel I/OAT is enabled)
Select Enabled to support PCI-Express Gen. 1 devices. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
IOH PCIe Port Bifurcation Support
This feature displays the following IOH PCIe Port Bifurcation Control settings,
which indicate how PCI-Express connections are split into different PCI-E signals
for various device support.
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IOH1/IOU0
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IOH1/IOU1
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IOH2/IOU2
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IOH2/IOU0
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IOH2/IOU1
IOH Thermal Sensors
This feature allows the user to configure integrated thermal sensor settings embedded in the 7500 chipset.
Thermal Sensors
Select Enabled to enable integrated thermal sensors embedded in the 7500
chipset. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Low Threshold: This item displays the value of the low thermal threshold.
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High Threshold: This item displays the value of the high thermal threshold.
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Catastrophe Threshold: This item displays the value of the catastrophic threshold, beyond which the system enters into the catastrophic state.
QPI Link
QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) is the connection between the processors and
the I/O hubs (IOH's). This submenu allows the user to configure the following
QPI settings.
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Current QPI Link Speed: This item displays the current QPI Link speed.
Current QPI Link Frequency: This item displays the current QPI Link frequency.
CSI (Common System Interface) Link Speed
This feature allows the user to select the speed for CSI (Common System
Interface) Link, which is the former name for QPI Link. Select Fast for POR
(Power_On Reset)-related devices. The options are Slow and Fast.
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QPI Link Frequency Select
This feature allows the user to set the QPI Link Frequency. Select Auto for the
AMI BIOS to automatically set the QPI Link Frequency for optimal system performance. The options are Auto, 4.8 GT/s, 5.866 GT/s, and 6.4 GT/s.
CRC Mode
Use this feature to enable the CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check) mode in CSI and
select the method used by the CRC mode to detect any accidental changes to
raw computer data occurred in digital networks or storage devices. The options
are 8_bit CRC and 16_bit Rolling CRC.
CSI (Common System Interface) Scrambling
Select Enabled to support CSI data scrambling via 0:10h/11h:0:44h:22. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Logical Interrupt Mode
Use this feature to select the Logical Interrupt mode for the programmable interrupt controller (PIC) embedded in a multiple-processor system. Select Flat mode
for the PIC to process interrupts in the linear, sequential format. Select Cluster
Mode for the PIC to process interrupts in the cascade format. The options are
Flat Mode and Cluster Mode.
Cluster Mode Check Sampling
Select Enabled for a system to check the APIC ID for non-zero. APIC ID is used
to identify a processor in multi-processor systems. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
MMIOH Size per IOH
Use this feature to select the MMIOH Size to be allocated to every IOH in the
system. The options are 2G, 4G, 6G and 8G.
Intel reference Code
This item displays Intel IOH Reference code for the system.
Memory Information
The item displays the following memory information:
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Total Memory: This item displays the total memory available in the system.
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Current Memory Mode: This item displays the current memory mode used
in the system.
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Current Memory Speed: This item displays the current memory speed of
the system.
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Mirroring: This item indicates if memory mirroring is supported by the system
for data security enhancement.
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Sparing: This item indicates if memory sparing is supported by the system
for memory performance enhancement.
Memory Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure the following memory settings:
Memory Init mode
Select Serial to set the memory initialization mode to Serial. Select Parallel to set
the memory initialization mode to Parallel. The options are Serial and Parallel.
Page Policy
This feature allows the user to select the memory page policy for virtual memory
support. Select Open for a memory control unit to issue a command to open a
memory page. Select Closed for the memory control unit to issue a command
to close a memory page. Select Adaptive to provide a flexible page policy to
better support each individual event. Select Multi-Cas Widget to simultaneously
provide memory support to multiple users in a multi-casting format. The options
are Closed, Open, Adaptive and Muliti-Cas Widget.
Mapping Policy
This feature allows the user to set the policy for memory mapping, which is a
file used by the virtual memory system of the OS to access the data in the file
system directly instead of accessing the contents stored in a file, one piece at a
time, to improve I/O performance. The options are Closed and Open.
Scheduler Policy
This feature allows the user to set the policy for memory scheduling for dynamic
RAM accessing. The options are Adaptive, Static Trade Off, Static Read Primary
and Static Write Primary.
NUMA
Select Enabled to enable Non-Uniform Memory Access support to improve CPU
performance. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
DDR Speed
This feature allows the user to set a speed for onboard DDR modules. Select
Auto for the AMI BIOS to set the DDR speed based on the DDR specifications
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detected in the system. The options are Auto, Force DDR3 800, Force DDR3
978 and Force DDR3 1067.
High Temperature
Select Enabled for high temperature support for onboard memory modules. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
Hemisphere
Select Enabled for Hemisphere Mode support to improve the latency of individual
memory accessing. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Patrol Scrub
It is a memory error-correction scheme that works in the background looking for
and correcting resident errors. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Patrol Scrub Interval
Use this feature to set the hours needed for each Patrol Scrub cycle to complete
the task. Select 5 hours for the AMI BIOS to automatically set the time needed
for a Patrol Scrub cycle to complete the task. The default setting is 5 (hours).
Socket 0 Branch 0 Sparing/Socket 0 Branch 1 Sparing/ Socket 1 Branch
0 Sparing/Socket 1 Branch 1 Sparing/~/Socket 7 Branch 1 Sparing
Use this feature to enable or disable memory sparing support for the memory
modules specified. The options are Disabled, DIMM Sparing Enable, and Rank
DIMM Enable.
Spare Copy Duration
Use this feature to set the hours needed for each Spare-Copy cycle to complete
the task. Select 5 hours for the AMI BIOS to automatically set the time needed
for spare copy to complete the task. The default setting is 5 (hours).
Mirroring/Migration
Select Mirror to support memory mirroring to enhance data security. Select
Migration to support memory Migration. The options are Disabled, Mirror, and
Migration.
Mirroring/Migration Error
This item indicates the Mirror/Migration Error threshold.
Memory Throttling
Select Enabled for closed loop memory thermal throttling support. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
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South Bridge
This submenu allows the user to configure the following South Bridge settings.
South Bridge Chipset Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure the following South Bridge parameters.
SMBus Controller
Select Enabled to enable the SMBus (System Management Bus) controller to improve system management. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
GbE Controller
Select Enabled to enable the Gigabit PCI-Express controller to enhance PCI-E
performance. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Wake On LAN from S5
Select Enabled to "wake up" the system when a network device installed in a LAN
port receives a signal while the system is in the S5 state. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
Restore on AC Power Loss
Use this feature to set the power state after a power outage. Select Power-Off
for the system power to remain off after a power outage. Select Power-On for
the system power to be turned on after an outage. Select Last State to allow the
system to resume its last state before a power loss. The options are Power-On,
Power-Off and Last State.
Power Button Function
If this item is set to Instant_Off, the system will power off immediately as soon as
the user presses the power button. If set to 4_Second_Override, the system will
power off when the user presses the power button for 4 seconds or longer. The
options are Instant_Off and 4_Second_Override.
High precision Event Timer Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure the following South Bridge parameters.
High Precision Event Timer
Select Enabled to activate the High Precision Event Timer (HPET) that produces
periodic interrupts at a much higher frequency than a Real-time Clock (RTC) does
in synchronizing multimedia streams, providing smooth playback and reducing the
dependency on other timestamp calculation devices, such as an x86 RDTSC In-
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struction embedded in the CPU. The High Precision Event Timer is used to replace
the 8254 Programmable Interval Timer. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
PCI-Express_Port Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure the following PCI-E_port settings:
PCI-Express Port 1~ PCI-Express Port 5
Select Enabled to enable the PCI-E port specified by the user. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
USB Configuration
This submenu allows the user to configure the following USB settings.
All USB Devices
Select Enabled to enable all USB devices in the system. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
USB 2.0 (EHCI) Support
Select Enabled for USB 2.0 EHCI (Extended Host Controller Interface) support. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
EHCI Controller 1/2
Select Enabled to enable the EHCI controller specified by the user to enhance USB
communication. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
UHCI Controller1~UHCI Controller 6
Select Enabled to enable the UHCI (Universal Host Controller Interface) controller
specified by the user to enhance USB1.0 communication. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
USB Port0~USB Port11
Select Enabled to enable the USB port specified by the user for USB communication. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Server Management
This section allows the user to configure Server Management settings.
BMC Support
Select Enabled to enable the Baseboard Management Controller. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
System Event Log
Enabling/Disabling Options
Use this feature to enable or disable the following System Event Log (SEL) settings.
SEL Components
Select Enabled to support all features of System Event Logging (SEL) during bootup.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Erasing Settings
This feature allows the user to decide when to erase a System Event Log.
Erase SEL
Select Yes to erase all System Event Logs. The options are Yes and No.
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When SEL is Full
This feature allows the user to decide what the system shall do when the System
Event Log is full. This feature is not available when the FRB-2 Timer is disabled.
The options are Do Nothing, Power Down and Reset.
Custom EFI Logging Options
Use this feature to customize the settings of Extensible_Firmware_Interface (EFI)
Logging between an operation system and the system platform firmware.
Log EFI Status Codes
Select Both to record the microcodes for both OS and the system platform firmware
during EFI logging. The default setting is Both.
Note: Be sure to reboot the computer for all the changes on the setting
indicated above to take effect.
BMC Network Configuration
Use this feature to configure BMC (Baseboard Management Controller) Network
settings.
LAN Channel 1/ LAN Channel 2
Update IPMI LAN Configuration
Select Yes to update the following IPMI settings at the next boot.
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Configuration Address
Use this feature to select the source or the parameter of an IP address for the
LAN channel specified by the user. If Static is selected, you will need to know and
manually enter the IP address for the LAN channel specified. If DHCP is selected,
BIOS will search for a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server in the
network it is attached to, and request the next available IP address. If "Do Nothing"
is selected, BMC Network parameters will not be modified when the BIOS Setup
Utility is in operation. The options are DHCP, Static, and Do nothing.
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Current IP Address
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Current Subnet Mask
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Current MAC Address
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Current Router IP Address
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Current Router MAC Address
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iSCSI
This section allows the user to configure iSCSI settings.
iSCSI Initiator Name
Use this feature to specify the name of your iSCSI initiator. This name will be unique
worldwide. Be sure to use the iSCSI Qualified Name (iqn) format when naming
your iSCSI Initiator.
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Boot Configuration
This section allows the user to configure Boot settings.
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Quiet Boot
This feature allows the user to select the bootup screen display between the POST
messages and the OEM logo. Select Disabled to display the POST messages.
Select Enabled to display the OEM logo instead of the normal POST messages.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Fast Boot
Select Enabled to skip certain tests during POST to reduce the time needed for
system boot. This feature has no effect on BBS (BIOS Boot Specification) boot
options. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Boot Graphics Adapter Priority
This option allows the user to specify which graphics controller to be used as the
primary boot device. The options are Auto and Onboard VGA Device.
Setup Prompt Timeout
This feature allows the user to specify how many seconds the system shall wait for
the BIOS setup activation key to complete its tasks before the system resumes the
normal operation. The default setting is 1 Second.
Bootup Num-Lock
Select On to turn on the Numlock key at bootup. The options are Off and On.
CSM16 Module Version
This item displays the version of CSM (Content Switch Module) currently used in
the system.
Gate20 Active
If Upon Request is selected, Gate20 can be disabled via BIOS. Select Always to
keep Gate20 always active when executing any RT (Register Transfer) Code above
1 MB. The options are Always and Upon Request.
Option ROM Message
Use this feature to select the Option ROM mode setting. The options are Force
BIOS and Keep Current.
Interrupt 19 Capture
Interrupt 19 is the software interrupt that handles boot disk functions. When this item
is set to Enabled, the ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will "capture" Interrupt 19
at bootup and allow the drives that are attached to these host adaptors to function
as bootable disks. If this item is set to Disabled, the ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will not capture Interrupt 19, and the drives attached to these adaptors will not
function as bootable devices. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Boot Option Priorities
Boot Option#1/Boot Option#2
Use this item to set the system boot sequence. If Built-in EFI (Extensible Firmware
Interface) Shell is selected, the Built-in EFI Shell will become the first component to
boot. The default setting for Boot Option #1 is Built-in EFI Shell, and for Option#2
is Windows Boot Manager.
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Security
Use this section to configure the privilege level of the user when accessing the
system or the Setup Utility.
Administrator Password
If "Administrator Password" is selected for the system, the user can use an administrator password to enter the BIOS Setup Utility. No password will be needed for
the user to enter the system at bootup.
User Password
If "User Password" is selected for the system, a password is needed for a user to
enter the system and the BIOS Setup Utility at bootup. While in the BIOS Setup
Utility, the user is granted with "Administrator Rights" and is allowed to change
configuration settings in the Setup Utility.
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Save & Exit
Use this section to configure Save & Exit settings.
Save Changes and Exit
When you have completed the system configuration changes, select this feature
and press <Yes> in the dialog box to save the changes you've made and reboot
the system. After system reboot, the new system settings will take effect.
Discard Changes and Exit
Select this feature and press <Yes> in the dialog box to quit the BIOS Setup without
making any permanent changes to the system configuration settings.
Save Changes and Reset
Select this feature and press <Yes> in the dialog box to save all the changes you've
made and reset the system.
Discard Changes and Reset
Select this feature and press <Yes> in the dialog box to discard all the changes
and reboot the system.
Save Options
Save Changes
Select this feature and press <Yes> in the dialog box to save any changes you've
made and reboot the system.
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Discard Changes
Select Discard Changes and press <Yes> in the dialog box to discard any changes
you've made and return to the Setup Utility.
Restore Defaults
Select this feature and press <Yes> in the dialog box for the AMI BIOS to automatically load Optimal Defaults to the BIOS Settings. The Optimal settings are designed
for maximum system performance, but they may not work best for some computer
applications.
Save as User Defaults
Select this feature and press <Yes> in the dialog box for the AMI BIOS to save the
defaults that you've selected as "User Defaults" for future use.
Restore User Defaults
Select this feature and press <Yes> in the dialog box for the AMI BIOS to restore
user default settings that you had previously saved.
Boot Override
Built-in EFI Shell
Select this feature and press <Yes> in the dialog box for the AMI BIOS to save the
changes you've made on the Built-in EFI Shell settings and reboot the system.
Windows Boot Manager
Select this feature and press <Yes> in the dialog box for the AMI BIOS to save
the changes you've made on the Windows Boot Manger settings and reboot the
system.
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Appendix A: BIOS POST Error Codes
Appendix A
BIOS Error Beep Codes
During the POST (Power-On Self-Test) routines, which are performed each time
the system is powered on, errors may occur.
Non-fatal errors are those which, in most cases, allow the system to continue
the bootup process. The error messages normally appear on the screen.
Fatal errors will not allow the system to continue to bootup. If a fatal error occurs, you should consult with your system manufacturer for possible repairs.
These fatal errors are usually communicated through a series of audible beeps.
The numbers on the fatal error list correspond to the number of beeps for the
corresponding error.
A-1 BIOS Error Beep Codes
BIOS Error Beep Codes
Beep Code/LED
Error Message
Description
1 beep
Refresh
Circuits have been reset.
(Ready to power up)
5 short beeps + 1 long
beep
Memory error
No memory detected in the
system
8 beeps
Display memory
read/write error
Video adapter missing or with
faulty memory
OH LED On
System OH
System Overheat
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Notes
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Appendix B: Software Installation Instructions
Appendix B
Software Installation Instructions
B-1 Installing Software Programs
After you've installed the operating system, a screen as shown below will appear.
You are ready to install software programs and drivers that have not yet been installed. To install these programs, click the icons to the right of these items.
Note: To install the Windows OS, please refer to the instructions posted
on our Website at http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/.
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
Note 1. Click the icons showing a hand writing on the paper to view the
readme files for each item. Click on a computer icon to the right of an item
to install this item (from top to the bottom), one at a time. After installing
each item, you must reboot the system before proceeding with the next
item on the list. The bottom icon with a CD on it allows you to view the
entire contents of the CD.
Note 2. When making a storage driver diskette by booting into a Driver
CD, please set the SATA Configuration to "Compatible Mode" and configure
SATA as IDE in the BIOS Setup. After making the driver diskette, be sure
to change the SATA settings back to your original settings.
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B-2 Configuring SuperDoctor III
The SuperDoctor III program is a Web-based management tool that supports remote
management capability. It includes Remote and Local Management tools. The local
management is called the SD III Client. The SuperDoctor III program included on
the CDROM that came with your baseboard allows you to monitor the environment
and operations of your system. SuperDoctor III displays crucial system information
such as CPU temperature, system voltages and fan status. See the Figure below
for a display of the SuperDoctor III interface.
Note: 1 The default user name and password are ADMIN.
Note 2: In the Windows OS environment, the SuperDoctor III settings take
precedence over the BIOS settings. When first installed, SuperDoctor III
adopts the temperature threshold settings previously set in BIOS. Any
subsequent changes to these thresholds must be made within SuperDoctor, since the SD III settings override the BIOS settings. For the Windows
OS to adopt the BIOS temperature threshold settings, please change the
SDIII settings to be the same as those set in BIOS.
SuperDoctor III Interface Display Screen-I (Health Information)
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SuperDoctor III Interface Display Screen-II (Remote Control)
Note: SD III Software and the user's guide can be downloaded from our
Website at: http://www.supermicro.com/products/accessories/software/
SuperDoctorIII.cfm. For Linux, we will still recommend that you use
SuperDoctor II.
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Notes
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(Disclaimer Continued)
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aircraft/emergency communication devices or other critical systems whose failure to perform be reasonably expected to result in significant injury or loss of life or catastrophic
property damage. Accordingly, Supermicro disclaims any and all liability, and should buyer use or sell such products for use in such ultra-hazardous applications, it does so
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