X10QBL-CT
X10QBL
USER’S MANUAL
Revision 1.0a
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Preface
Preface
This manual is written for system integrators, IT professionals, and
knowledgeable end-users. It provides information for the installation and use of the
X10QBL-CT/X10QBL motherboard.
About This Motherboard
The Super X10QBL(-CT) motherboard supports four Intel E7-4800 v4 (Socket
R1) series processors that offer the new Intel Microarchitecture 14nm Processing
technology, delivering the best balanced solution for the diverse needs of next-generation data centers. With the PCH C602J built in, the X10QBL(-CT) motherboard
supports MCTP Protocol, and Intel® Node Manager 3.0. Combined with Intel®
Turbo Boost Technology and support of 96 CPU cores or, with Hyper-Threading,
192 cores, this motherboard is optimized for high-performance, cost-effective, cloudcomputing systems. Please refer to our website (http://www.supermicro.com) for
CPU and memory support updates.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1 describes the features, specifications and performance of the motherboard. It also provides detailed information about the Intel PCH C602J chipset.
Chapter 2 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 3, which describes troubleshooting procedures for video, memory, and system setup stored in the CMOS.
Chapter 4 includes an introduction to the BIOS, and provides detailed information
on running the CMOS Setup utility.
Appendix A provides BIOS Error Beep codes.
Appendix B lists software installation instructions.
Appendix C contains UEFI BIOS Recovery instructions.
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Conventions Used in the Manual
Pay special attention to the following symbols for proper system installation:
Warning: Important information given to ensure proper system installation or to prevent
damage to the components or injury to yourself;
Note: Additional information given to differentiate between models or
instructions provided for proper system setup.
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Preface
Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
Tel:
+1 (408) 503-8000
Fax:
+1 (408) 503-8008
Email:
marketing@supermicro.com (General Information)
support@supermicro.com (Technical Support)
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com
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Email:
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Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3992
Email:
support@supermicro.com.tw
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com.tw
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Table of Contents
Preface
Chapter 1 Overview
1-1 Overview.......................................................................................................... 1-1
1-2 Processor and Chipset Overview...................................................................1-11
1-3 Special Features............................................................................................ 1-12
1-4 System Health Monitoring.............................................................................. 1-12
1-5 ACPI Features................................................................................................ 1-13
1-6 Power Supply................................................................................................. 1-13
1-7 Advanced Power Management...................................................................... 1-13
Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager (NM) (Available when the Supermicro
Power Manager [SPM] is Installed)............................................................... 1-13
Management Engine (ME)............................................................................. 1-14
Chapter 2 Installation
2-1
Standardized Warning Statements.................................................................. 2-1
2-2 Static-Sensitive Devices................................................................................... 2-4
2-3 Motherboard Installation................................................................................... 2-5
2-4 Processor and Heatsink Installation................................................................ 2-7
Installing the E7-4800 v4 Series Processor ................................................... 2-7
Installing a Passive CPU Heatsink.................................................................2-11
Removing the Heatsink.................................................................................. 2-12
2-5 Installing and Removing the Memory Modules.............................................. 2-13
Installing & Removing DIMMs........................................................................ 2-13
Removing Memory Modules.......................................................................... 2-13
2-6 Control Panel Connectors and I/O Ports....................................................... 2-16
Back Panel Connectors and I/O Ports........................................................... 2-16
Back Panel I/O Port Locations and Definitions ............................................ 2-16
COM Port/Serial Connection Header........................................................ 2-17
Universal Serial Bus (USB)....................................................................... 2-17
Video Connection...................................................................................... 2-18
Ethernet Ports........................................................................................... 2-18
Unit Identifier Switches/UID LED Indicators.............................................. 2-19
Front Control Panel........................................................................................ 2-20
Front Control Panel Pin Definitions............................................................... 2-21
NMI Button................................................................................................ 2-21
Power LED ............................................................................................... 2-21
HDD/UID LED........................................................................................... 2-22
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NIC1/NIC2 LED Indicators........................................................................ 2-22
Overheat (OH)/Fan Fail/PWR Fail/UID LED............................................. 2-23
Power Fail LED......................................................................................... 2-23
Reset Button ............................................................................................ 2-24
Power Button ............................................................................................ 2-24
2-8 Connecting Cables......................................................................................... 2-25
Power Connectors .................................................................................... 2-25
Fan Headers.............................................................................................. 2-26
IPMB.......................................................................................................... 2-26
TPM/Port 80 Header................................................................................. 2-27
SATA DOM Power Connectors................................................................. 2-27
Chassis Intrusion ...................................................................................... 2-28
Internal Speaker........................................................................................ 2-28
T-SGPIO 1/2 Headers............................................................................... 2-29
Power LED/Speaker.................................................................................. 2-29
Standby Power Header............................................................................. 2-30
Power SMB (I2C) Connector..................................................................... 2-30
2-9 Jumper Settings............................................................................................. 2-31
Explanation of Jumpers................................................................................. 2-31
LAN Enable/Disable.................................................................................. 2-31
CMOS Clear.............................................................................................. 2-32
Watch Dog Enable/Disable....................................................................... 2-32
VGA Enable............................................................................................... 2-33
BMC Enable ............................................................................................. 2-33
I2C Bus to PCI-Exp. Slots......................................................................... 2-34
TPM Support Enable................................................................................. 2-34
Manufacturer Mode Select........................................................................ 2-35
SAS Enable (for X10QBL-CT only)........................................................... 2-35
2-10 Onboard LED Indicators................................................................................ 2-36
LAN LEDs.................................................................................................. 2-36
IPMI Dedicated LAN LEDs........................................................................ 2-36
Onboard Power LED ................................................................................ 2-37
BMC Heartbeat LED................................................................................. 2-37
SAS Heartbeat LED (for X10QBL-CT only)............................................. 2-38
SAS Activity LED (for X10QBL-CT only)................................................... 2-38
2-11 SATA/SAS 3.0 Connections........................................................................... 2-39
SATA 3.0 Ports.......................................................................................... 2-39
SAS 3.0 Ports (for X10QBL-CT only)....................................................... 2-39
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Chapter 3 Troubleshooting
3-1 Troubleshooting Procedures............................................................................ 3-1
3-2 Technical Support Procedures......................................................................... 3-4
3-3
Battery Removal and Installation..................................................................... 3-6
3-4 Frequently Asked Questions............................................................................ 3-7
3-5 Returning Merchandise for Service................................................................. 3-8
Chapter 4 BIOS
4-1 Introduction....................................................................................................... 4-1
4-2 Main Setup....................................................................................................... 4-2
4-3 Advanced Setup Configurations...................................................................... 4-4
4-4 Event Logs.....................................................................................................4-36
4-5 IPMI................................................................................................................4-38
4-6 Security..........................................................................................................4-40
4-7 Boot................................................................................................................ 4-41
4-8 Save & Exit....................................................................................................4-43
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 5..............................................................................B-2
Appendix C UEFI BIOS Recovery Instructions
C-1 An Overview to the UEFI BIOS.......................................................................C-1
C-2 How to Recover the UEFI BIOS Image (-the Main BIOS Block)....................C-1
C-3 To Recover the Main BIOS Block Using a USB-Attached Device..................C-1
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Chapter 1: Overview
Chapter 1
Overview
1-1 Overview
Checklist
Congratulations on purchasing your computer motherboard from an acknowledged
leader in the industry. Supermicro boards are designed with the utmost attention to
detail to provide you with the highest standards in quality and performance.
Note 1: The X10QBL(-CT) motherboard was designed to be used with a
Supermicro-proprietary chassis as an integrated server platform. It is not
to be used as a stand-alone product and will not be shipped independently
in a retail box. No motherboard shipping package will be provided in your
shipment.
Note 2: For your system to work properly, please follow the links below
to download all necessary drivers/utilities and the user's manual for your
system.
•Supermicro product manuals: http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/
•Product Drivers and utilities: ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/
Note 3: For safety considerations, please refer to the complete list of safety
warnings posted on the Supermicro website at http://www.supermicro.com/
about/policies/safety_information.cfm.
If you have any questions, please contact our support team at support@
supermicro.com.
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X10QBL(-CT) Motherboard 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 motherboard
you've received may or may not look exactly the same as the graphics
shown in this manual.
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X10QBL(-CT) Motherboard Layout
VGA
LAN1/2
FAN10
P3M1-DIMMC1
P3M1-DIMMC2
P3M1-DIMMD1
P3M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMC1
P1M1-DIMMC2
P1M1-DIMMD1
P1M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMA1
P1M1-DIMMA2
P1M1-DIMMB1
P1M1-DIMMB2
JSD2
JSD1
J23
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
LEDS1
LEDS2
JPSAS1
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
SAS
SAS CTRL
CTRL
CLOSE 1st
CPU3
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
P4M1-DIMMA1
P4M1-DIMMA2
P4M1-DIMMB1
P4M1-DIMMB2
P4M1-DIMMC1
P4M1-DIMMC2
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
LED15
LEDPWR JF1
FAN1
FAN3
FAN5
FAN2
FAN4
FAN6
P2M1-DIMMC1
P2M1-DIMMC2
P2M1-DIMMD1
P2M1-DIMMD2
FAN7
P4M1-DIMMD1
P4M1-DIMMD2
Memory VRM
JD1
JL1
JPWR1
JPWR2
Memory VRM
JPI2C1
P2M1-DIMMA1
P2M1-DIMMA2
P2M1-DIMMB1
P2M1-DIMMB2
JWP1
JPS4
JPS1
USB8
SP1
J17
I-SGPIO1 LSAS4-7 LSAS0-3
I-SATA1 I-SGPIO2 JSAS2 JSAS1
I-SATA0
CLOSE 1st
CPU4
CLOSE 1st
JPWR5
JPWR4
JPWR3
IB CODE
Rev. 1.01
CPU2
BT2
CMOS
Battery
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
BIOS
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
JTPM1
CPU2 SLOT4PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPT1
Memory VRM
JPTG1
JPL1
CPU2SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X16
COM2
JI2C2JI2C1 JSTBY1
CPU2 SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JWD1
JPME2
CPU1 SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X16
I-SATA5 I-SATA3
I-SATA4 I-SATA2
PCH
PCH
P3M1-DIMMA1
P3M1-DIMMA2
P3M1-DIMMB1
P3M1-DIMMB2
JPB1
JIPMB1JPG1
IPMI_LAN
LAN CTRL
JBT1
CPLD
USB2 COM1
FAN9
BMC
BMC
USB4/5
USB6/7
USB0/1
UID
FAN8
LED1
LEDBMC
Differences between the X10QBL-CT and the X10QBL
Item/Description
SAS Support
X10QBL-CT
X10QBL
Yes
No
LSI SAS Controller 3008
Yes
No
SAS0-3 (JSAS1)
Supported
No
SAS4-7 (JSAS2)
Supported
No
LAN Connection Speed
10G (TGLAN) supported
1G (GLAN) supported
LAN Controller
Intel NIC X540
Intel NIC i350
Platform
High-end platform
Entry-level, cost-effective
Note: For the latest CPU/memory updates, please refer to our website at
http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/ for details.
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X10QBL(-CT) Quick Reference
VGA
LAN1/2
FAN10
P3M1-DIMMC1
P3M1-DIMMC2
P3M1-DIMMD1
P3M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMC1
P1M1-DIMMC2
P1M1-DIMMD1
P1M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMA1
P1M1-DIMMA2
P1M1-DIMMB1
P1M1-DIMMB2
JSD2
JSD1
J23
CPU4
CLOSE 1st
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
LEDS1
LEDS2
JPSAS1
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
SAS
SAS CTRL
CTRL
CLOSE 1st
CPU3
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
P4M1-DIMMA1
P4M1-DIMMA2
P4M1-DIMMB1
P4M1-DIMMB2
P4M1-DIMMC1
P4M1-DIMMC2
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
LED15
LEDPWR JF1
FAN3
FAN5
FAN2
FAN4
FAN6
P2M1-DIMMC1
P2M1-DIMMC2
P2M1-DIMMD1
P2M1-DIMMD2
FAN7
P4M1-DIMMD1
P4M1-DIMMD2
JPWR1
JD1
JL1
JPWR2
Memory VRM
JPI2C1
P2M1-DIMMA1
P2M1-DIMMA2
P2M1-DIMMB1
P2M1-DIMMB2
JWP1
JPS4
JPS1
USB8
SP1
J17
I-SGPIO1 LSAS4-7 LSAS0-3
I-SATA1 I-SGPIO2 JSAS2 JSAS1
I-SATA0
CLOSE 1st
JPWR5
JPWR4
JPWR3
IB CODE
Rev. 1.01
CPU2
BT2
CMOS
Battery
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
BIOS
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
JTPM1
CPU2 SLOT4PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPT1
Memory VRM
JPTG1
JPL1
CPU2SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X16
COM2
JI2C2JI2C1 JSTBY1
CPU2 SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPME2
CPU1 SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X16
JWD1
I-SATA5 I-SATA3
I-SATA4 I-SATA2
PCH
PCH
P3M1-DIMMA1
P3M1-DIMMA2
P3M1-DIMMB1
P3M1-DIMMB2
JPB1
JIPMB1JPG1
IPMI_LAN
LAN CTRL
JBT1
CPLD
USB2 COM1
FAN9
BMC
BMC
USB4/5
USB6/7
USB0/1
UID
FAN8
LED1
LEDBMC
FAN1
Notes:
•See Chapter 2 for detailed information on jumpers, I/O ports and JF1 front
panel connections.
•"
" indicates the location of "Pin 1".
•Jumpers/LED Indicators not indicated are for internal testing only.
•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.
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X10QBL(-CT) Jumpers
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
JBT1
Clear CMOS
See Chapter 2
JI2C1/JI2C2
SMB to PCI-E slots
Off (Disabled)
JPB1
BMC Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPG1
VGA Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPL1
GLAN1/GLAN2 Enable (X10QBL)
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPTG1
10G-LAN1/ 10G-LAN2 Enable (X10QBL-CT)
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPT1
Trusted-Platform Module (TPM) Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPME2
Manufacture Mode (ME) Select
Pins 1-2 (Normal)
JPS1
SAS Enable (For X10QBL-CT)
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JWD1
Watch-Dog Timer Enable
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
X10QBL(-CT) Connectors
Connectors
Description
BT2 (Battery)
Onboard CMOS Battery (See Chpt. 3 for used battery
disposal.)
COM1/COM2
Back panel COM port 1/Serial port 2 header
FAN1-FAN10
CPU/System fan headers
I-SATA0-5
Intel SATA 3.0/2.0 ports 0-5 (I-SATA 3.0 ports 0/1, I-SATA 2.0 ports 2-5) (supported by Intel PCH)
JD1
Speaker/Power LED header
JF1
Front Panel Control header
JIPMB1
4-pin external BMC I2C header (for IPMI-card support)
JL1
Chassis intrusion header
JPI C1
Power System Management Bus (SMB) header
JPSAS1 (for X10QBL-CT)
2-pin power connector for SAS HDD status support
JPWR1
24-pin power connection header
JPWR2/3/4/5
8-pin power connectors
LAN1/2 (for X10QBL)
Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports 1/2 (supported by Intel
i350 LAN controller)
LAN1/2 (for X10QBL-CT)
10G-LAN (TLAN) ports 1/2 (supported by Intel X540
LAN controller)
IPMI_LAN
Gigabit IPMI-dedicated LAN on the I/O back panel
(supported by the BMC for IPMI use)
L-SAS0-3, L-SAS4-7 (for
X10QBL-CT)
SAS ports 0-3, 4-7 (supported by LSI 3008 SAS controller)
JSD1/JSD2
SATA DOM (Device-On-Module) power connectors 1/2
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JSTBY1
Standby power connection header
JTPM1
TPM (Trusted Platform Module)/Port 80 header
(CPU1) Slot1
PCI-Exp. 3.0x16 slot (supported by CPU1)
(CPU2) Slot2/4
PCI-Exp. 3.0x8 slots (supported by CPU2)
(CPU2) Slot3
PCI-Exp. 3.0x16 slot (supported by CPU2)
SP1
Internal speaker/buzzer
T-SGPIO1/2
Serial_Link General-purpose I/O connectors 1/2 for ISATA 0-5 support
(BP)USB0/1
Rear USB 2.0 ports 0/1 on the I/O back panel
(BP)USB2
Rear USB 2.0 port 2 on the I/O back panel
USB4/5
USB 2.0 connections 4/5 header for front access
USB6/7
USB 2.0 connections 6/7 header for front access
USB8
Type A USB 2.0 header 8
UID
Unit-Identification (UID) button
VGA
Back panel VGA port
X10QBL(-CT) LED Indicators
LED
Description
State
Status
LED1
Rear UID LED
Blue: On
Unit Identi-
LED15 (LEDPWR)
Onboard Power LED
On
Power On
LEDBMC
BMC Heartbeat LED
Green: Blinking
BMC Normal
LEDS1 (for X10QBL-CT)
SAS Heartbeat LED
LEDS2 (for X10QBL-CT)
SAS Activity LED
1-6
Green: On
SAS Normal
Red: On
SAS Failed
Green: Blinking
SAS Active
Chapter 1: Overview
Motherboard Features
CPU
• Quad
Intel® E7-4800 v4 (Socket R1) series processors; each processor supports dual full-width Intel
QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) links (of up to 9.6 GT/s
one direction per QPI)
Note: For the latest CPU support updates,
please refer to our website at http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard.
Memory
• Integrated memory controller supports:
Up to 2 TB of Load Reduced (LRDIMM) or up to 1
TB of Registered (RDIMM) DDR3 (240-pin) ECC
1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules in 32 slots (2
DIMMs per channel).
Note: Memory speed support is pending on the
CPUs installed in the system. For the latest
memory updates, please refer to our website
at http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard.
DIMM sizes
Chipset
Expansion
Slots
• DIMM
Up to 64 GB @ 1.35V, 1.5V
• Intel® PCH C602J
• Two (2) PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots (CPU1 Slot1,
CPU2
Slot3)
Graphics
• Two (2) PCI-E 3.0 x8 slots (CPU2 Slot2, CPU2 Slot4)
• Graphics controller via ASpeed AST2400 BMC
Network
• Intel i350 Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mb/s) Ethernet con-
(Baseboard Controller)
troller for LAN Port 1/Port 2 (X10QBL only),
• Intel
X540 10-Gigabit Ethernet controller for 10GLAN (TLAN) Port1/Port 2 (X10QBL-CT only)
• ASpeed 2400 Baseboard Controller (BMC) supports
IPMI_LAN 2.0
I/O Devices
SATA Connections
• SATA Ports
• Two
• RAID
RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
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(2) SATA 3.0 ports (ISATA 1/2) (from Intel PCH)
• Four (4) SATA 2.0 connections (I-SATA 2-5) (from Intel
PCH)
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SAS Connections (For X10QBL-CT only)
•SAS 0-3 (JSAS1),
• SAS 3.0
•SAS 4-7 (JSAS2)
supported by the LSI 3008 SAS
controller
• RAID
RAID 0, 1, 10
IPMI 2.0
• IPMI 2.0 supported by ASpeed AST 2400
Serial Port & COM Port Header
• One (1) Fast UART 16550 serial port header for front
access (COM2),
• One (1) COM port (COM1) on the IO back panel
Peripheral
Devices
USB Devices
• Two
(2) USB 2.0 ports on the I/O back panel (USB
0/1)
• One (1) USB 2.0 on the I/O back panel (USB 2)
• Two (2) USB 2.0 headers provide four USB 2.0 connections for front access support (USB 4/5, USB 6/7)
• One
(1) USB 2.0 Type A for front access support
(USB 8)
BIOS
• 16 MB SPI AMI BIOS® SM Flash UEFI BIOS
• APM 1.2, ACPI 3.0/4.0, USB keyboard, Plug & Play
(PnP), BIOS rescue hotkey, riser card auto-detection,
RTC (Real-Time Clock) wake-up, PCI Firmware 3.0,
SPI dual/quad speed support, and SMBIOS 2.7 &
later
Power
• ACPI/ACPM power management
• S4, S5 support
• Wake-on-Ring (WOR) & Wake-on-LAN
(WOL) sup-
port
Management
• Power-on mode for AC power recovery
• Main switch override mechanism
• Power-on mode for AC power recovery
• Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager
3.0 (Available when the Supermicro Power Manager [SPM] is
installed and special power supply is used.)
• Management Engine (ME)
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System
Health
Monitoring
System Health/CPU Monitoring
• Onboard
voltage monitoring for +1.2V, +3.3V, 3.3V
standby, +5V, +5V standby, +/-12V, CPU core,
memory, chipset, HT, and battery voltages
• CPU/System overheat LED and control
• 6+1 switch-phase voltage regulator
• CPU Thermal Trip support
• Status Monitor for speed control
• Status Monitor for On/Off control
Fan Control
System
Management
Dimensions
• Fan status monitoring via IPMI connections
• Single Cooling Zone
• Low noise fan speed control
• Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) fan control
• PECI (Platform Environment Configuration Interface)
2.0/TSI support
• Chassis intrusion auto detection
• UID (Unit Identification)/Remote UID
• System resource alert via SuperDoctor® 5
• SuperDoctor 5, Watch Dog, NMI
• Chassis Intrusion header and detection
• 16.40" (L) x 16.79" (W) (426.47 mm x 424.18 mm)
Note: For IPMI Configuration instructions, please refer to the Embedded
IPMI Configuration User's Guide available @ http://www.supermicro.com/
support/manuals/.
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PCIE X8
PCIE X8
PCIE X16
VMSE1
Memory
Buffer
CTRL
VMSE0
CPU2
QPI0
QPI0
QPI1
QPI1
QPI2
QPI0
QPI1
QPI1
QPI0
QPI2
QPI2
VMSE0
Memory
Buffer
CTRL
VMSE1
Memory
Buffer
CTRL
DMI
PCIE X16
LSI
SAS3008
(X10QBL-CT only)
RJ45
Memory
Buffer
CTRL
RTL8201
DMI
PCIE
PHY
PHY
PHY
PHY
PCIE
DRAM
DRAM
PCIE
PCH
RJ45
VMSE1
CPU4
VMSE1
PCIE
Memory
Buffer
CTRL
CPU3
QPI2
CPU1
Memory
Buffer
CTRL
VMSE0
PCIE
DRAM
Memory
Buffer
CTRL
PCIE
DRAM
DRAM
DRAM
VMSE0
DRAM
DRAM
Memory
Buffer
CTRL
RJ45
BMC
X540 (X10QBL-CT)
i350 (X10QBL)
USB
USB
VGA
COM
System Block Diagram
Note: This is a general block diagram and may not represent the features
on your motherboard. See the "Motherboard Features" pages for the actual
specifications of each motherboard.
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1-2 Processor and Chipset Overview
Built upon the functionality and capability of the Intel E7-4800 v4 processors
(Socket R1) and the Intel C602J PCH, the X10QBL(-CT) motherboard provides
the best solution for cost-effective, high-performance, cloud-computing platforms.
With support of the new Intel Microarchitecture 14nm Processing technology,
the X10QBL(-CT) dramatically increases performance for a multitude of server
applications.
The PCH C602J chip provides enterprise System Management Bus (SMbus) and
MCTP support with the following features included:
•DDR3 240-pin memory support on Socket R1
•Support for MCTP protocol and ME
•Support of SMBus speeds of up to 1 MHz for BMC connectivity
•GSX capable of GPIO expansion
•Improved I/O capabilities to high-storage-capacity configurations
•SPI Enhancements
•Intel® Node Manager 3.0 for advanced power monitoring
•BMC supports remote management, virtualization, and the security package
for enterprise platforms
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1-3 Special Features
Recovery from AC Power Loss
The Basic I/O System (BIOS) provides a setting that determines 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 the power-on state. See the
Advanced BIOS Setup section for this setting. The default setting is Last State.
1-4 System Health Monitoring
This section describes the features of system health monitoring of the motherboard.
This motherboard has an onboard BaseBoard Management Controller (BMC) chip
that monitors system health. An onboard voltage monitor will scan the following onboard voltages continuously: +1.2 V, +3.3V, 3.3V standby, +5V, +5V standby, +/-12V,
CPU core, memory, chipset, HT, and battery voltages. Once the 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
The system health monitoring support provided by the BMC controller can check
the RPM status of a cooling fan. The onboard CPU and chassis fan speeds are
controlled by IPMI thermal management.
Environmental Temperature Control
A thermal control sensor in the BMC monitors the CPU temperatures in real time
and will turn on the thermal control fan whenever the CPU temperature exceeds a
user-defined threshold. Once it detects that the CPU temperature is too high, it will
automatically turn on the thermal fan control to prevent the CPU from overheating.
The onboard BMC 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 used with SuperDoctor 5. SuperDoctor 5 is used
to notify the user of certain system events. For example, you can configure
SuperDoctor 5 to provide you with warnings when the system temperature, CPU
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temperatures, voltages, and fan speeds go beyond a predefined range.
1-5 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 system, including its
hardware, operating system and application software. This enables the system to
automatically turn on and off peripherals such as, network cards, hard disk drives
and printers.
In addition to operating system-directed power management, ACPI also provides
a generic system event mechanism for Plug and Play, and an operating systemindependent interface for configuration control. ACPI leverages the Plug and
Play BIOS data structures, while providing a processor architecture-independent
implementation that is compatible with the Windows 2008/R2 and Windows 2012/
R2 operating systems.
1-6 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 X10QBL(-CT) motherboard accommodates a 24-pin ATX main power (JPWR1)
and four 8-pin 5V power connectors (JPWR2-5). To provide adequate power to your
system, be sure to connect all these power connectors to your power supply. Also,
be sure to use the power supply recommended for this motherboard by Supermicro.
It is recommended that you also install a power surge protector to help avoid problems caused by power surges.
1-7 Advanced Power Management
The following new advanced power management features are supported by this
motherboard:
Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager (NM) (Available
when the Supermicro Power Manager [SPM] is Installed)
The Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager 3.0 (IPNM) provides your system with
real-time thermal control and power management for maximum energy efficiency.
Although IPNM Specification Version 1.5/2.0 is supported by the BMC (Baseboard
Management Controller), your system must also have IPNM-compatible Management Engine (ME) firmware installed to use this feature.
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Note: Support for IPNM Specification Version 1.5 or Vision 2.0 depends
on the power supply used in the system.
Management Engine (ME)
Management Engine, an ARC controller embedded in the PCH, provides Server
Platform Services (SPS) support to your system. The services provided by SPS are
different from those provided by the ME on the client platforms.
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Chapter 2
Installation
2-1 Standardized Warning Statements
The following statements are industry-standard warnings, provided to warn the user
of situations which may cause bodily injury. Should you have questions or experience difficulty, contact Supermicro Technical Support for assistance. Only certified
technicians should attempt to install or configure components.
Read this section in its entirety before installing or configuring components in the
Supermicro chassis.
Battery Handling
Warning!
There is a danger of explosion if the battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace the
battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions
電池の取り扱い
電池交換が正しく行われなかった場合、破裂の危険性があります。交換する電池はメー
カーが推奨する型、
または同等のものを使用下さい。使用済電池は製造元の指示に従
って処分して下さい。
警告
电池更换不当会有爆炸危险。请只使用同类电池或制造商推荐的功能相当的电池更
换原有电池。请按制造商的说明处理废旧电池。
警告
電池更換不當會有爆炸危險。請使用製造商建議之相同或功能相當的電池更換原有
電池。請按照製造商的說明指示處理廢棄舊電池。
Warnung
Bei Einsetzen einer falschen Batterie besteht Explosionsgefahr. Ersetzen Sie die
Batterie nur durch den gleichen oder vom Hersteller empfohlenen Batterietyp.
Entsorgen Sie die benutzten Batterien nach den Anweisungen des Herstellers.
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Attention
Danger d'explosion si la pile n'est pas remplacée correctement. Ne la remplacer
que par une pile de type semblable ou équivalent, recommandée par le fabricant.
Jeter les piles usagées conformément aux instructions du fabricant.
¡Advertencia!
Existe peligro de explosión si la batería se reemplaza de manera incorrecta. Reemplazar la batería exclusivamente con el mismo tipo o el equivalente recomendado por el fabricante. Desechar las baterías gastadas según las instrucciones
del fabricante.
경고!
배터리가 올바르게 교체되지 않으면 폭발의 위험이 있습니다. 기존 배터리와 동일
하거나 제조사에서 권장하는 동등한 종류의 배터리로만 교체해야 합니다. 제조사
의 안내에 따라 사용된 배터리를 처리하여 주십시오.
Waarschuwing
Er is ontploffingsgevaar indien de batterij verkeerd vervangen wordt. Vervang de
batterij slechts met hetzelfde of een equivalent type die door de fabrikant aanbevolen wordt. Gebruikte batterijen dienen overeenkomstig fabrieksvoorschriften
afgevoerd te worden.
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Product Disposal
Warning!
Ultimate disposal of this product should be handled according to all national laws
and regulations.
製品の廃棄
この製品を廃棄処分する場合、国の関係する全ての法律・条例に従い処理する必要が
あります。
警告
本产品的废弃处理应根据所有国家的法律和规章进行。
警告
本產品的廢棄處理應根據所有國家的法律和規章進行。
Warnung
Die Entsorgung dieses Produkts sollte gemäß allen Bestimmungen und Gesetzen
des Landes erfolgen.
¡Advertencia!
Al deshacerse por completo de este producto debe seguir todas las leyes y reglamentos nacionales.
Attention
La mise au rebut ou le recyclage de ce produit sont généralement soumis à des
lois et/ou directives de respect de l'environnement. Renseignez-vous auprès de
l'organisme compétent.
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경고!
이 제품은 해당 국가의 관련 법규 및 규정에 따라 폐기되어야 합니다.
Waarschuwing
De uiteindelijke verwijdering van dit product dient te geschieden in overeenstemming
met alle nationale wetten en reglementen.
2-2 Static-Sensitive Devices
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic com­ponents. To avoid damaging your motherboard, 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 motherboard from the
antistatic bag.
•Handle the motherboard by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
•When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•Put the motherboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not
in use.
•For grounding purposes, make sure that your system chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the motherboard.
Unpacking
The motherboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage.
When unpacking the motherboard, make sure that the person handling it is static
protected.
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2-3 Motherboard Installation
All motherboards have standard mounting holes to fit different types of chassis.
Make sure that the locations of all the mounting holes for both motherboard and
chassis match. Although a chassis may have both plastic and metal mounting fasteners, metal ones are highly recommended because they ground the motherboard
to the chassis. Make sure that the metal standoffs click in or are screwed in tightly.
Then use a screwdriver to secure the motherboard onto the motherboard tray.
Tools Needed
•Phillips Screwdriver
•Pan head screws (14 pieces)
•Standoffs (14 pieces, if needed)
Location of Mounting Holes
There are fourteen (14) mounting holes on this motherboard indicated by the circles.
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
Rev. 1.01
IB CODE
Caution: 1) To avoid damaging the motherboard and its components, please do
not use a force greater than 8 lb/inch on each mounting screw during motherboard
installation. 2) Some components are very close to the mounting holes. Please take
precautionary measures to prevent damaging those components when installing the
motherboard to the chassis.
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Installing the Motherboard
Note: Always connect the power cord last, and always remove it before
adding, removing or changing any hardware components.
1. Install the I/O shield into the chassis.
2. Locate the mounting holes on the motherboard.
3. Locate the matching mounting holes on the chassis. Align the mounting holes
on the motherboard against the mounting holes on the chassis.
4. Install standoffs in the chassis as needed.
5. Install the motherboard into the chassis carefully to avoid damaging motherboard components.
6. Using the Phillips screwdriver, insert a Pan head #6 screw into a mounting
hole on the motherboard and its matching mounting hole on the chassis.
7. Repeat Step 5 to insert #6 screws into all mounting holes.
8. Make sure that the motherboard is securely placed in the chassis.
Note: All graphics, drawings and pictures shown in this manual are for illustration only. The components that came with your machine may or may
not look exactly the same as those shown in this manual.
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2-4 Processor and Heatsink Installation
Warning: When handling the processor package, avoid placing direct pressure on the
label area. Also, improper CPU installation or socket/pin misalignment can cause serious damage to the CPU or the motherboard and may result in RMA repairs. Be sure
to read and follow all instructions thoroughly before installing your CPU and heatsink.
Notes:
Always connect the power cord last, and always remove it before adding,
removing or changing any hardware components. Make sure that you install the processor into the CPU socket before you install the CPU heatsink.
If you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you use an Intel-certified
multi-directional heatsink only.
Make sure to install the motherboard into the chassis before you install
the CPU heatsink.
When receiving a motherboard without a processor pre-installed, make
sure that the plastic CPU socket cap is in place, and none of the socket
pins are bent; otherwise, contact your retailer immediately.
Refer to the Supermicro website for updates on CPU support.
Installing the E7-4800 v4 Series Processor
1. There are two load levers on the processor socket. To open the socket lever,
first press and release the load lever labeled 'Open 1st'.
1
2
OP
EN
1st
OP
EN
1st
Press down
on Load Lever
labeled 'Open 1st'.
Note: All graphics, drawings and pictures shown in this manual are for illustration only. The components that came with your machine may or may
not look exactly the same as those shown in this manual.
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2. Press the second load lever labeled 'Close 1st' to release the load plate that
covers the CPU socket from its locking position.
1
Press down on the
Load Lever labeled 'Close
1st'
OP
EN
2
Pull the lever away
from the socket
1st
OP
EN
1st
3. With the lever labeled 'Close 1st' fully retracted, gently push down on the
lever labeled 'Open 1st' to open the load plate. Lift the load plate to open it
completely.
Gently push
down to pop the
load plate open.
1
OP
EN
2
1st
Note: All graphics, drawings and pictures shown in this manual are for illustration only. The components that came with your machine may or may
not look exactly the same as those shown in this manual.
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4. Use your thumb and the index finger to loosen the lever and open the load
plate.
5. Using your thumb and index finger, hold the CPU on its edges. Align the CPU
keys, which are semi-circle cutouts, against the socket keys.
Socket Keys
CPU Keys
6. Once they are aligned, carefully lower the CPU straight down into the socket.
(Do not drop the CPU on the socket. Do not move the CPU horizontally or
vertically. Do not rub the CPU against the surface or against any pins of the
socket to avoid damaging the CPU or the socket.)
Warning: You can only install the CPU
inside the socket in one direction. Make
sure that it is properly inserted into the
CPU socket before closing the load
plate. If it doesn't close properly, do not
force it as it may damage your CPU.
Instead, open the load plate again to
make sure that the CPU is aligned
properly.
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7. With the CPU inside the socket, inspect the four corners of the CPU to make
sure that the CPU is properly installed.
1
Gently close
the load plate.
2
Push down and lock the
lever labeled 'Close 1st'.
OP
EN
1st
8. Close the load plate with the CPU inside the socket. Lock the lever labeled
'Close 1st' first, then lock the lever labeled 'Open 1st' second. Using your
thumb gently push the load levers down to the lever locks.
4
3
Lever Lock
OP
EN
1st
Push down and
lock the lever
labeled 'Open
1st'.
OP
EN
1st
Lever Lock
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Installing a Passive CPU Heatsink
1. Do not apply any thermal grease to the heatsink or the CPU die -- the required amount has already been applied.
2. Place the heatsink on top of the CPU so that the four mounting holes are
aligned with those on the motherboard and the heatsink bracket underneath.
3. Screw in two diagonal screws (i.e., the #1 and the #2 screws) until just snug
(-do not over-tighten the screws to avoid possible damage to the CPU.)
4. Finish the installation by fully tightening all four screws.
Screw#2
Screw#1
OP
EN
1st
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Removing the Heatsink
Warning: We do not recommend that the heatsink be removed. However, if you do
need to uninstall the heatsink, please follow the instructions below to uninstall the
heatsink to prevent damage done to the CPU, the CPU socket or the heatsink.
1. Unscrew the heatsink screws from the motherboard in the sequence as
shown in the illustration below.
2. Gently wriggle the heatsink to loosen it from the CPU socket. (Do not use
excessive force when wriggling the heatsink!)
3. Once the heatsink is loosened from the socket, remove it from the CPU
socket.
4. To reinstall the heatsink, remove the used thermal grease and clean the
surface of the CPU and the heatsink, reapply the proper amount of thermal
grease on the surface before reinstalling the heatsink.
Loosen screws
in sequence as
shown.
Screw#4
Screw#2
Screw#1
Screw#3
Note: All graphics, drawings and pictures shown in this manual are for illustration only. The components that came with your machine may or may
not look exactly the same as those shown in this manual.
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2-5 Installing and Removing the Memory Modules
Note: Check Supermicro's website for recommended memory modules.
CAUTION
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM
modules to prevent any possible damage.
Installing & Removing DIMMs
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots, starting with
P1M1-DIMMA1. (For best performance, please use the memory modules of
the same type and speed in the same bank.)
X10QBL-CT
Rev. 1.01
P3M1_C1-D2
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
P3M1_A1-B2
P1M1_C1-D2
P1M1_A1-B2
2. Push the release tabs outwards on both ends of the DIMM slot to unlock it.
Notches
IB CODE
P4M1_A1-B2
P4M1_C1-D2
P2M1_A1-B2
P2M1_C1-D2
Release Tabs
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 against 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 locking positions to secure the DIMM module
into the slot.
Press both notches straight
down into the memory slot at
the same time.
Removing Memory Modules
Press both notches on the ends of the DIMM module to unlock it. Once the DIMM
module is loosened, remove it from the memory slot.
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Memory Support for the X10QBL(-CT) Motherboard
The X10QBL(-CT) Motherboard supports 240-pin DDR3 ECC memory of up to 1 TB
of Registered (RDIMM) or up to 2 TB of Load Reduced (LRDIMM) 1600/1333/1066
MHz modules in 32 slots (2 DIMMs per channel). For the latest memory updates,
please refer to our website a at http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard.
Processor & Memory Module Population Configuration
For memory to work properly, follow the tables below for memory installation.
Fully-Populated Configuration
Please follow the instructions below to populate all DIMM slots:
Processors and their Corresponding Memory
Modules
CPU#
Corresponding DIMM Modules for Full-Populated Configuration
CPU 1
(P1M1-)
P1M1DIMM A1/B1
P1M1DIMM C1/D1
P1M1DIMM A2/B2
P1M1DIMM C2/D2
CPU2
(P2M1-)
P2M1DIMM A1/B1
P2M1DIMM C1/D1
P2M1DIMM A2/B2
P2M1DIMM C2/D2
CPU3
(P3M1-)
P3M1DIMM A1/B1
P3M1DIMM C1/D1
P3M1DIMM A2/B2
P3M1DIMM C2/D2
CPU4
(P4M1-)
P4M1DIMM A1/B1
P4M1DIMM C1/D1
P4M1DIMM A2/B2
P4M1DIMM C2/D2
Half-Populated Configuration
Please follow the instructions below to populate half of the DIMM slots:
Processors and their
Corresponding Memory
Modules
CPU#
Corresponding DIMM
Modules for Full-Populated
Configuration
CPU 1
(P1M1-)
P1M1DIMM A1/B1
P1M1DIMM C1/D1
CPU2
(P2M1-)
P2M1DIMM A1/B1
P2M1DIMM C1/D1
CPU3
(P3M1-)
P3M1DIMM A1/B1
P3M1DIMM C1/D1
CPU4
(P4M1-)
P4M1DIMM A1/B1
P4M1DIMM C1/D1
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Performance
Mode
- DDR3 RDIMM
+ LRDIMM
RDIMM/LRDIMM
DDR3
ECC(2:1)
in Performance
Mode
(2:1) Configuration
Type
Ranks Per DIMM
and Data Width
(x8 is supported
for RDIMMs but
not listed)
SR Single Rank
DR Dual Rank
QR Quad Rank
RDIMM
SRx4
Max DIMM
Capacity (GB)
Speed (MT/s), Max
& DIMM
Speed (GHz) ; Voltage (V);
Per Channel
perSlot
Channel
(DPC) (SPC) and DIMM Per Channel (DPC)
2 SPC
1DPC
3 SPC
2DPC
1DPC
2DPC
3DPC
2Gb
4Gb
1.5V 1.35V 1.5V 1.35V 1.5V 1.35V 1.5V 1.35V 1.5V 1.35V
4GB
8GB
1333 1333 1333
1333 1333 1333 1333 1066 1066
RDIMM
DRx4
8GB
16GB
1333 1333 1333
1333 1333 1333 1333 1066 1066
RDIMM
QRx4
16GB
32GB
1066 1066 1066
1066 1066 1066
LRDIMM
QRx4
16GB
32GB
1333 1333 1333
LRDIMM (RM)
8Rx4
32GB
64GB
1066
N/A
1066
N/A
N/A
N/A
1333 1333 1333 1333 1333 1333
N/A
1066
N/A
1066
N/A
1066
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Lockstep
Mode
(1:1)
- DDR3 RDIMM
LRDIMM Configuration
RDIMM/LRDIMM
DDR3
ECC
in Lockstep
Mode +
(1:1)
Ranks Per
DIMM and Data
1
Speed (MT/s),Max
& Speed
DIMM (MT/s) ; Voltage (V);
Per Channel
perSlot
Channel
(DPC) (SPC) and DIMM Per Channel (DPC)
INTEL CONFIDENTIAL
Max DIMM
Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other names and brands may be
SPCwithout any notice. Copyright © 2013, Intel Corporation.
3 SPC
Width
is dates,Capacity
claimed as the property
of others.(x8
All products,
and figures are(GB)
preliminary and are subject to 2
change
Type
supported for
RDIMMs but
not listed)
1DPC
2Gb
2DPC
1DPC
2DPC
3DPC
4Gb
1.5V 1.35V 1.5V 1.35V 1.5V 1.35V 1.5V 1.35V 1.5V 1.35V
RDIMM
SRx4
4GB
8GB
1600 1333 1600
1333 1333 1333 1333 1066 1066
RDIMM
DRx4
8GB
16GB
1600 1333 1600
1333 1333 1333 1333 1066 1066
N/A
RDIMM
QRx4
16GB
32GB
1066 1066 1066
1066 1066 1066
N/A
LRDIMM
QRx4
16GB
32GB
1600 1333 1600
1333 1600 1333 1600 1333 1333
LRDIMM (RM)
8Rx4
32GB
64GB
1066
N/A
1066
N/A
1066
N/A
N/A
1066
N/A
N/A
N/A
1066
An Important Note:
•For the memory modules to work properly, please install DIMM modules of the
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All products,
dates, and figures
are preliminary and are
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N/A
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2-6 Control Panel Connectors and I/O Ports
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the industry standards. See
the picture below for the colors and locations of the various I/O ports.
Back Panel Connectors and I/O Ports
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
Rev. 1.01
IB CODE
6
1
2
3
5
4
8
7
Back Panel I/O Port Locations and Definitions
1. COM Port 1
2. Back Panel (Vertical) USB 2.0 Port 2
3. VGA (Blue)
4. Back Panel USB 2.0 Port 0
5. Back Panel USB 2.0 Port 1
6. IPMI_LAN
7. Gigabit_LAN 1 (X10QBL-CT), 10G-LAN (TLAN) 1 (X10QBL)
8. Gigabit_LAN 2 (X10QBL-CT), 10G-LAN (TLAN) 2 (X10QBL)
9. UID Switch/UID LED (LED1)
2-16
9
Chapter 2: Installation
COM Port/Serial Connection Header
A COM port (COM1) is located next to USB
2 on the I/O back panel. In addition, a serial
port connection header (COM2) is located
next to the PCI-E 3.0 x16 slot (CPU1 Slot1)
on the motherboard. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
COM Port/Serial Header
Pin Definitions
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
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Three USB2.0 ports (USB 0/1, USB 2) are located on the I/O back panel. Two
internal USB headers, located next to the I-SATA ports 4/5, provide four USB 2.0
connections (USB 4/5, 6/7) for front access. In addition, a Type A USB header, located close to the 24-pin main power (JPWR1), also provides USB 2.0 connection
(USB 8) for front panel support. (Cables are not included). See the tables below
for pin definitions.
Back Panel USB 2.0 (USB 0/1)
Pin Definitions
Pin# Definition
Pin#
Back panel
USB 2 (2.0)
Pin Definitions
Definition
1
+5V
5
+5V
Pin# Definition
2
USB_PN1
6
USB_PN0
1
3
USB_PP1
7
USB_PP0
4
Ground
8
Ground
Front Panel USB 2.0 (USB 4/5, 6/7, 8)
Pin Definitions
Pin #
1
Definition
+5V
Pin #
2
Definition
+5V
+5V
3
USB_PN2
4
USB_PN3
2
PO-
5
USB_PP2
6
USB_PP3
3
PO+
7
Ground
8
Ground
4
Ground
9
Key
10
Ground
5
NA
1. COM Port 1 (COM1)
2. Serial Port Header (COM2)
IPMI_LAN
LAN CTRL
CLOSE 1st
J23
JPSAS1
LEDS1
LEDS2
CLOSE 1st
CPU3
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
P4M1-DIMMA1
P4M1-DIMMA2
P4M1-DIMMB1
P4M1-DIMMB2
P4M1-DIMMC1
P4M1-DIMMC2
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
LED15
LEDPWR JF1
FAN3
FAN5
FAN2
FAN4
FAN6
P2M1-DIMMC1
P2M1-DIMMC2
P2M1-DIMMD1
P2M1-DIMMD2
FAN7
P4M1-DIMMD1
P4M1-DIMMD2
Memory VRM
JD1
Memory VRM
JL1
JPWR1
P2M1-DIMMA1
P2M1-DIMMA2
P2M1-DIMMB1
P2M1-DIMMB2
JWP1
JPS4
JPS1
USB8
SP1
J17
I-SGPIO1 LSAS4-7 LSAS0-3
OPEN 1st
JPI2C1
JPWR2
8. Type A USB8 (USB 2.0)
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
SAS
SAS CTRL
CTRL
8
7. Backpanel USB6/7 (USB2.0)
CPU4
CLOSE 1st
OPEN 1st
JPWR5
JPWR4
JPWR3
6. Backpanel USB4/5 (USB2.0)
P3M1-DIMMC1
P3M1-DIMMC2
P3M1-DIMMD1
P3M1-DIMMD2
JSD1
I-SATA1 I-SGPIO2 JSAS2 JSAS1
I-SATA0
JSD2
I-SATA5 I-SATA3
I-SATA4 I-SATA2
BT2
CMOS
Battery
5. Backpanel USB2 (Vertical USB2.0)
IB CODE
Rev. 1.01
CPU2
CPLD
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
BIOS
4. Backpanel USB1 (USB2.0)
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
P1M1-DIMMC1
P1M1-DIMMC2
P1M1-DIMMD1
P1M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMA1
P1M1-DIMMA2
P1M1-DIMMB1
P1M1-DIMMB2
CPU2 SLOT4PCI-E 3.0 X8
JTPM1
PCH
PCH
Memory VRM
JPT1
JPL1
CPU2SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X16
JPME2
CPU1 SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X16
COM2
JI2C2JI2C1 JSTBY1
CPU2 SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JWD1
LAN1/2
FAN10
JPTG1
3. Backpanel USB0 (USB2.0)
USB2 COM1
FAN9
JBT1
USB4/5
USB6/7
VGA
P3M1-DIMMA1
P3M1-DIMMA2
P3M1-DIMMB1
P3M1-DIMMB2
JPB1
JIPMB1JPG1
2
6
7
USB0/1
UID
FAN8
LED1
LEDBMC
BMC
BMC
FAN1
1
2-17
5
4
3
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Video Connection
A Video (VGA) port is located next
to USB Port 2 on the I/O back panel.
Refer to the motherboard layout below
for the location.
Ethernet Ports
LAN Ports
Pin Definition
Two Ethernet ports (LAN1, LAN2) are
located on the I/O back panel. These
Ethernet ports support 10G-LAN
(TLAN) connections (10G-LAN 1/2) on
the X10QBL-CT, and gigabit LAN connections (GLAN 1/2) on the X10QBL.
In addition, an IPMI_LAN located on
the back panel provides support for
IPMI 2.0 interface. All Ethernet ports
accept RJ45 type cables. Please refer
to the LED Indicator section for LAN
LED information.
Pin# Definition
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)
1. COM Port1
2. LAN1 (10G-LAN for X10QBL-CT,
GLAN for X10QBL)
3. LAN2 (10G-LAN for X10QBL-CT,
GLAN for X10QBL)
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
Rev. 1.01
4. IPMI_LAN (GLAN for X10QBL(-CT))
IB CODE
4
1
2-18
3
2
Chapter 2: Installation
Unit Identifier Switches/UID LED
Indicators
UID Switch
A rear Unit Identifier (UID) switch (JUIDB1)
and a rear LED (LE1) are located close to
LAN ports 1/2 on the rear side of the motherboard. The front UID switch is located at
pin 13 of the Front Control Panel (JF1), while
the front UID LED is located on pin 7 of JF1.
When you press the front UID switch or the
rear one, both front and rear UID LEDs will
be turned on. Press the UID button again to
turn off the LED indicator. The UID Indicators
provide easy identification of a system unit
that may be in need of service.
Note: UID can also be triggered via
IPMI on the motherboard. For more
information on IPMI, please refer to
the IPMI User's Guide posted on
our website @http://www.supermicro.com.
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
Ground
3
Button In
4
Ground
UID LED
Status
Color/State Status
Blue: On
Unit Identified
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
3.3 V
FP PWRLED
3
UID LED
HDD LED
NIC1 Link LED
NIC1 Activity LED
NIC2 Link LED
NIC2 Activity LED
OH/Fan Fail/
PWR Fail LED)
Blue LED Cathode
4
Power Fail LED
3.3V
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
PWR
Power Button
2
1
1. Rear UID Switch
2 1
2. Rear UID LED
3. Front UID Switch
4. Front UID LED
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
Rev. 1.01
IB CODE
1
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X10QBL-CT/X10QBL Motherboard 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
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
3.3 V
FP PWRLED
UID Switch
HDD LED
NIC1 Link LED
NIC1 Activity LED
NIC2 Link LED
NIC2 Activity LED
OH/Fan Fail/
PWR Fail LED)
UID LED
Power Fail LED
3.3V
Ground
Ground
2
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
Rev. 1.01
IB CODE
2-20
1
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
Chapter 2: 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.
Power LED
Pin#
Definition
19
Control
20
Ground
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
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
3.3 V
B FP PWRLED
UID Switch
HDD LED
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
Rev. 1.01
IB CODE
A
NIC1 Link LED
NIC1 Activity LED
NIC2 Link LED
NIC2 Activity LED
OH/Fan Fail/
PWR Fail LED)
UID LED
Power Fail LED
3.3V
Ground
Ground
2
2-21
1
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
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HDD/UID 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
and UID status. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
13
UID LED
14
HD Active
NIC1/NIC2 LED Indicators
GLAN1/2 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The NIC (Network Interface Controller) LED connection for LAN port 1 is
located on pins 11 and 12 of JF1, and
the LED connection for LAN port 2 is
on pins 9 and 10. Attach the NIC LED
cables here 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/UUID LED
B. NIC1 LED
C. NIC2 LED
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
B
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
Rev. 1.01
IB CODE
X
FP PWRLED
3.3 V
A HDD LED
UID Switch
NIC1 Link LED
NIC1 Activity LED
C NIC2 Link LED
NIC2 Activity LED
OH/Fan Fail/
PWR Fail LED)
UID LED
Power Fail LED
3.3V
Ground
Ground
2
2-22
1
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
Chapter 2: Installation
Overheat (OH)/Fan Fail/PWR Fail/
UID LED
OH/Fan Fail/ PWR Fail/Blue_UID
LED Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Connect an LED cable to pins 7 and
8 of JF1 to use the Overheat/Fan Fail/
Power Fail and UID LED connections.
The red LED on pin 8 provides warnings for overheating, fan failure or
power failure. The blue LED on pin
7 works as the front panel UID LED
indicator. Refer to the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Definition
7
Blue_UID LED
8
OH/Fan Fail/Power Fail
OH/Fan Fail/PWR Fail
LED Status (Red LED)
Power Fail LED
State
Definition
Off
Normal
On
Overheat
Flashing
Fan Fail
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. OH/Fail/PWR Fail LED
B. PWR Supply Fail
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
3.3 V
FP PWRLED
UID Switch
HDD LED
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
Rev. 1.01
IB CODE
A
NIC1 Link LED
NIC1 Activity LED
NIC2 Link LED
NIC2 Activity LED
OH/Fan Fail/
PWR Fail LED)
UID LED
B Power Fail LED
3.3V
Ground
Ground
2
2-23
1
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
X10QBL-CT/X10QBL Motherboard User’s Manual
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 definitions.
Pin#
Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
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. To turn on or off the system
power, press the button for 4 seconds or
longer. Refer to the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Signal
2
Ground
A. Reset Button
B. PWR Button
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
3.3 V
FP PWRLED
UID Switch
HDD LED
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
Rev. 1.01
IB CODE
NIC1 Link LED
NIC1 Activity LED
NIC2 Link LED
NIC2 Activity LED
OH/Fan Fail/
PWR Fail LED)
UID LED
Power Fail LED
3.3V
Ground
Ground
2
2-24
1
Reset
Reset Button A
PWR
Power Button B
Chapter 2: Installation
2-8 Connecting Cables
Power Connectors
ATX Power 24-pin Connector
Pin Definitions
A 24-pin main power supply connector
(JPWR1), and four 8-pin CPU power connectors (JPWR2/JPWR3/JPWR4/JPWR5)
are located on the motherboard. These
power connectors meet the SSI EPS 12V
specification and must be connected to your
power supply to provide adequate power to
the system. See the tables on the right for
pin definitions.
Pin# Definition
Warning: To provide adequate power supply to the motherboard, be sure to connect
the 24-pin ATX PWR (JPWR1), and the four
8-pin PWR connectors (JPWR2/3/4/5) to the
power supply. Failure to do so may void the
manufacturer warranty on your power supply
and motherboard.
GND
+5V
17
GND
5
GND
18
GND
6
+5V
19
GND
7
GND
20
-5V
8
PWR_OK
21
+5V
9
5VSB
22
+5V
10
+12V
23
+5V
11
+12V
24
GND
12
+3.3V
Ground
5 through 8
+12V
B.JPWR2 (8-pin PWR)
P3M1-DIMMC1
P3M1-DIMMC2
P3M1-DIMMD1
P3M1-DIMMD2
J23
CPU4
LEDS1
LEDS2
JPSAS1
CPU3
CLOSE 1st
P4M1-DIMMA1
P4M1-DIMMA2
P4M1-DIMMB1
P4M1-DIMMB2
P4M1-DIMMC1
P4M1-DIMMC2
P4M1-DIMMD1
P4M1-DIMMD2
P2M1-DIMMA1
P2M1-DIMMA2
P2M1-DIMMB1
P2M1-DIMMB2
JWP1
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
JD1
Memory VRM
JL1
LED15
LEDPWR JF1
FAN3
FAN5
2-25
FAN2
FAN4
FAN6
P2M1-DIMMC1
P2M1-DIMMC2
P2M1-DIMMD1
P2M1-DIMMD2
FAN7
FAN1
J17
I-SGPIO1 LSAS4-7 LSAS0-3
JPI2C1
JPWR1
D.JPWR4 (8-pin PWR)
OPEN 1st
CLOSE 1st
JPS4
JPS1
USB8
SP1
A
C.JPWR3 (8-pin PWR)
OPEN 1st
CPU1
B
PWR)
E.JPWR5 (8-pin PWR)
CLOSE 1st
OPEN 1st
SAS
SAS CTRL
CTRL
JPWR2
Definition
1 through 4
A.JPWR1 (24-pin
OPEN 1st
JPWR5
JPWR4
JPWR3
3
4
Memory VRM
P1M1-DIMMC1
P1M1-DIMMC2
P1M1-DIMMD1
P1M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMA1
P1M1-DIMMA2
P1M1-DIMMB1
P1M1-DIMMB2
JSD2
JSD1
I-SATA1 I-SGPIO2 JSAS2 JSAS1
I-SATA0
CPLD
CLOSE 1st
GND
PS_ON
IB CODE
Rev. 1.01
CPU2
BT2
CMOS
Battery
15
16
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
BIOS
+3.3V
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
CPU2 SLOT4PCI-E 3.0 X8
JTPM1
I-SATA5 I-SATA3
I-SATA4 I-SATA2
C
Memory VRM
JPT1
JPL1
CPU2SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X16
COM2
JI2C2JI2C1 JSTBY1
CPU2 SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPME2
CPU1 SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X16
JWD1
E
D
PCH
PCH
2
P3M1-DIMMA1
P3M1-DIMMA2
P3M1-DIMMB1
P3M1-DIMMB2
JPB1
JIPMB1JPG1
JBT1
-12V
USB2 COM1
VGA
LAN1/2
FAN10
JPTG1
+3.3V
14
Pins
IPMI_LAN
LAN CTRL
1
12V 8-pin Power Connector Pin Definitions
FAN9
BMC
BMC
USB4/5
USB6/7
USB0/1
UID
Definition
+3.3V
FAN8
LED1
LEDBMC
Pin #
13
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Fan Headers
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
This motherboard has ten system/CPU fan headers (Fan1-Fan10) on the motherboard. These
4-pin fan headers are backward compatible with
the traditional 3-pin fans. However, fan speed
control is available for 4-pin fans only by thermal
management via IPMI 2.0 interface. See the table
on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
+12V
3
Tachometer
4
PWR Modulation
IPMB
IPMB Header
Pin Definitions
A System Management Bus header for IPMI 2.0
is located at JIPMB1. Connect an appropriate
cable here to use the IPMB I2C connection on
your system.
H
C. Fan 3
G. Fan 7
H. Fan 8
I. Fan 9
J. Fan 10
J23
LEDS1
LEDS2
JPSAS1
OPEN 1st
CLOSE 1st
CPU3
CLOSE 1st
P4M1-DIMMA1
P4M1-DIMMA2
P4M1-DIMMB1
P4M1-DIMMB2
P4M1-DIMMC1
P4M1-DIMMC2
Memory VRM
D
FAN3
FAN5
C
2-26
LED15
LEDPWR JF1
BA
FAN2
FAN4
E
Memory VRM
FAN6
P2M1-DIMMC1
P2M1-DIMMC2
P2M1-DIMMD1
P2M1-DIMMD2
FAN7
F
P4M1-DIMMD1
P4M1-DIMMD2
Memory VRM
JD1
Memory VRM
JL1
G
P2M1-DIMMA1
P2M1-DIMMA2
P2M1-DIMMB1
P2M1-DIMMB2
JWP1
JPS4
JPS1
USB8
SP1
JPI2C1
FAN1
J17
I-SGPIO1 LSAS4-7 LSAS0-3
K. JIPMB1
OPEN 1st
CPU1
JPWR1
E. Fan 5
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
SAS
SAS CTRL
CTRL
JPWR2
D. Fan 4
CPU4
CLOSE 1st
JPWR5
JPWR4
JPWR3
B. Fan 2
P3M1-DIMMC1
P3M1-DIMMC2
P3M1-DIMMD1
P3M1-DIMMD2
CLOSE 1st
No Connection
Memory VRM
P1M1-DIMMC1
P1M1-DIMMC2
P1M1-DIMMD1
P1M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMA1
P1M1-DIMMA2
P1M1-DIMMB1
P1M1-DIMMB2
JSD2
I-SATA1 I-SGPIO2 JSAS2 JSAS1
I-SATA0
JSD1
I-SATA5 I-SATA3
I-SATA4 I-SATA2
CPLD
Clock
4
IB CODE
Rev. 1.01
CPU2
BT2
CMOS
Battery
Ground
3
F. Fan 6
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
BIOS
P3M1-DIMMA1
P3M1-DIMMA2
P3M1-DIMMB1
P3M1-DIMMB2
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
JTPM1
CPU2 SLOT4PCI-E 3.0 X8
Memory VRM
JPT1
JPL1
CPU2SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X16
COM2
JI2C2JI2C1 JSTBY1
CPU2 SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPME2
CPU1 SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X16
JWD1
PCH
PCH
J
2
A. Fan 1
I
LAN1/2
FAN10
JPTG1
Data
USB2 COM1
IPMI_LAN
LAN CTRL
JBT1
USB4/5
USB6/7
VGA
FAN9
BMC
BMC
JPB1
JIPMB1JPG1
K
USB0/1
UID
Definition
1
FAN8
LED1
LEDBMC
Pin#
Chapter 2: Installation
TPM/Port 80 Header
TPM/Port 80 Header
Pin Definitions
A Trusted Platform Module/Port 80
header, located at JTPM1, provides
TPM support and Port 80 connection.
Use this header to enhance system
performance and data security. See
the table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin #
Definition
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)
DOM PWR
Pin Definitions
Two power connectors for SATA DOM
(Disk_On_Module) devices are located
at JSD1/JSD2. Connect appropriate
cables here to provide power support
for your Serial-Link DOM devices.
IPMI_LAN
LAN CTRL
B. JSD1
C. JSD2
Memory VRM
P3M1-DIMMC1
P3M1-DIMMC2
P3M1-DIMMD1
P3M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMC1
P1M1-DIMMC2
P1M1-DIMMD1
P1M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMA1
P1M1-DIMMA2
P1M1-DIMMB1
P1M1-DIMMB2
OPEN 1st
Battery
LEDS1
LEDS2
JPSAS1
CLOSE 1st
CPU3
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
P4M1-DIMMA1
P4M1-DIMMA2
P4M1-DIMMB1
P4M1-DIMMB2
P4M1-DIMMC1
P4M1-DIMMC2
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
LED15
LEDPWR JF1
FAN3
FAN5
2-27
FAN2
FAN4
FAN6
P2M1-DIMMC1
P2M1-DIMMC2
P2M1-DIMMD1
P2M1-DIMMD2
FAN7
P4M1-DIMMD1
P4M1-DIMMD2
Memory VRM
JD1
JL1
JPWR1
Memory VRM
JPI2C1
P2M1-DIMMA1
P2M1-DIMMA2
P2M1-DIMMB1
P2M1-DIMMB2
JWP1
JPS4
JPS1
USB8
SP1
FAN1
J17
I-SGPIO1 LSAS4-7 LSAS0-3
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
SAS
SAS CTRL
CTRL
JPWR2
A. TPM/80 Port
CPU4
CLOSE 1st
OPEN 1st
JPWR5
JPWR4
JPWR3
Ground
IB CODE
Rev. 1.01
CLOSE 1st
Ground
3
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
CPU2 SLOT4PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPLD
BT2
B CMOS
J23
I-SATA1 I-SGPIO2 JSAS2 JSAS1
I-SATA0
JSD2
C
2
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
BIOS
CPU2
JSD1
I-SATA5 I-SATA3
I-SATA4 I-SATA2
PCH
PCH
Memory VRM
JTPM1
JPL1
CPU2SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X16
COM2
JPT1
JI2C2JI2C1 JSTBY1
CPU2 SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPME2
CPU1 SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X16
JWD1
LAN1/2
FAN10
JPTG1
+5V
USB2 COM1
FAN9
JBT1
USB4/5
USB6/7
VGA
Definition
1
P3M1-DIMMA1
P3M1-DIMMA2
P3M1-DIMMB1
P3M1-DIMMB2
JPB1
JIPMB1JPG1
A
USB0/1
UID
Pin#
FAN8
LED1
LEDBMC
Definition
LCLK
SATA DOM Power Connectors
BMC
BMC
Pin #
1
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Chassis Intrusion
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions
A Chassis Intrusion header is located
at JL1 on the motherboard. Attach an
appropriate cable from the chassis to
inform you of a chassis intrusion when
the chassis is opened.
Pin#
Definition
1
Intrusion Input
2
Ground
Internal Speaker
Internal Buzzer
Pin Definition
The Internal Speaker (SP1) can be
used to provide audible indications
for various beep codes. See the table
on the right for pin definitions. Refer
to the layout below for the location of
the internal buzzer.
Alarm Speaker
A. Chassis In-
er
IB CODE
Rev. 1.01
CLOSE 1st
B. Internal Speak-
P3M1-DIMMC1
P3M1-DIMMC2
P3M1-DIMMD1
P3M1-DIMMD2
JSD2
JSD1
J23
CPU4
CLOSE 1st
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
LEDS1
LEDS2
JPSAS1
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
SAS
SAS CTRL
CTRL
CLOSE 1st
CPU3
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
P4M1-DIMMA1
P4M1-DIMMA2
P4M1-DIMMB1
P4M1-DIMMB2
P4M1-DIMMC1
P4M1-DIMMC2
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
JD1
LED15
LEDPWR JF1
FAN3
FAN5
2-28
FAN2
FAN4
FAN6
P2M1-DIMMC1
P2M1-DIMMC2
P2M1-DIMMD1
P2M1-DIMMD2
FAN7
P4M1-DIMMD1
P4M1-DIMMD2
B
JPWR1
Memory VRM
JL1
JPWR2
P2M1-DIMMA1
P2M1-DIMMA2
P2M1-DIMMB1
P2M1-DIMMB2
JWP1
JPS4
JPS1
USB8
SP1
JPI2C1
FAN1
J17
I-SGPIO1 LSAS4-7 LSAS0-3
I-SATA1 I-SGPIO2 JSAS2 JSAS1
I-SATA0
BT2
CMOS
Battery
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
BIOS
trusiton
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
P1M1-DIMMC1
P1M1-DIMMC2
P1M1-DIMMD1
P1M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMA1
P1M1-DIMMA2
P1M1-DIMMB1
P1M1-DIMMB2
JTPM1
CPU2 SLOT4PCI-E 3.0 X8
Memory VRM
JPT1
Memory VRM
JPTG1
JPL1
CPU2SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X16
COM2
JI2C2JI2C1 JSTBY1
CPU2 SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JWD1
JPME2
CPU1 SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X16
I-SATA5 I-SATA3
I-SATA4 I-SATA2
PCH
PCH
P3M1-DIMMA1
P3M1-DIMMA2
P3M1-DIMMB1
P3M1-DIMMB2
JPB1
JIPMB1JPG1
LAN1/2
FAN10
JPWR5
JPWR4
A
Neg. (-)
USB2 COM1
VGA
CPU2
JPWR3
Beep In
Pin 2
IPMI_LAN
LAN CTRL
JBT1
CPLD
Pos. (+)
FAN9
BMC
BMC
USB4/5
USB6/7
USB0/1
UID
Definitions
Pin 1
FAN8
LED1
LEDBMC
Pin#
Chapter 2: Installation
T-SGPIO 1/2 Headers
T-SGPIO Headers
Pin Definitions
Two SGPIO (Serial_Link General Purpose Input/Output) headers are located on the motherboard. T-SGPIO1/2
supports onboard SATA connections
on the X10QBL(-CT). 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
PWR LED Connector
Pin Definitions
Power LED/Speaker
Pin Setting
Pins 1-3 of JD1 are used for power
LED indication, and pins 4-7 are for
the speaker. Please note that the
speaker connector pins (4-7) are used
with an external speaker. To use the
onboard speaker, please close pins
6-7 with a cap. See the tables on the
right for pin definitions.
Key
Pin 6
R_SPKPIN_N
Pin 7
R_SPKPIN
B. T-SGPIO2
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
P3M1-DIMMC1
P3M1-DIMMC2
P3M1-DIMMD1
P3M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMC1
P1M1-DIMMC2
P1M1-DIMMD1
P1M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMA1
P1M1-DIMMA2
P1M1-DIMMB1
P1M1-DIMMB2
JSD2
J23
OPEN 1st
LEDS1
LEDS2
JPSAS1
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
CLOSE 1st
CPU3
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
P4M1-DIMMA1
P4M1-DIMMA2
P4M1-DIMMB1
P4M1-DIMMB2
P4M1-DIMMC1
P4M1-DIMMC2
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
LED15
LEDPWR JF1
FAN3
FAN5
2-29
FAN2
FAN4
FAN6
P2M1-DIMMC1
P2M1-DIMMC2
P2M1-DIMMD1
P2M1-DIMMD2
FAN7
P4M1-DIMMD1
P4M1-DIMMD2
Memory VRM
C
JD1
JL1
JPWR1
Memory VRM
JPI2C1
P2M1-DIMMA1
P2M1-DIMMA2
P2M1-DIMMB1
P2M1-DIMMB2
JWP1
JPS4
JPS1
USB8
SP1
FAN1
J17
I-SGPIO1 LSAS4-7 LSAS0-3
I-SATA1 I-SGPIO2 JSAS2 JSAS1
I-SATA0
JSD1
I-SATA5 I-SATA3
I-SATA4 I-SATA2
CPU4
CLOSE 1st
OPEN 1st
SAS
SAS CTRL
CTRL
JPWR2
A. T-SGPIO1
IB CODE
Rev. 1.01
JPWR5
JPWR4
JPWR3
Pin 5
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
CLOSE 1st
P5V
C. JD1
Memory VRM
JTPM1
CPU2 SLOT4PCI-E 3.0 X8
Memory VRM
JPT1
JPL1
CPU2SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X16
COM2
JI2C2JI2C1 JSTBY1
CPU2 SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPME2
CPU1 SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X16
JWD1
A
BT2
CMOS
Battery
Definition
Pin 4
USB2 COM1
VGA
CPU2
CPLD
Pin Setting
LAN1/2
FAN10
BIOS
FP_PWR_LED
P3M1-DIMMA1
P3M1-DIMMA2
P3M1-DIMMB1
P3M1-DIMMB2
JPB1
JIPMB1JPG1
B
PCH
PCH
FP_PWR_LED
Speaker Connector
Pin Settings
FAN9
JPTG1
Pin 2
Pin 3
IPMI_LAN
LAN CTRL
JBT1
USB4/5
USB6/7
USB0/1
UID
JD1_PIN1
FAN8
LED1
LEDBMC
BMC
BMC
Definition
Pin 1
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Standby Power Header
Standby PWR
Pin Definitions
The +5V Standby Power header is
located at JSTBY1 on the motherboard. See the table on the right for
pin definitions. (You must also have a
card with a standby power connector
and a cable to use this feature.)
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V Standby
2
Ground
3
No Connection
Power SMB (I2C) Connector
PWR SMB
Pin Definitions
Power System Management Bus (I C)
connector (JPI2C1) monitors power
supply, fan and system temperatures.
See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
2
VGA
Memory VRM
P3M1-DIMMC1
P3M1-DIMMC2
P3M1-DIMMD1
P3M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMC1
P1M1-DIMMC2
P1M1-DIMMD1
P1M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMA1
P1M1-DIMMA2
P1M1-DIMMB1
P1M1-DIMMB2
CPU4
J23
LEDS1
LEDS2
JPSAS1
CLOSE 1st
CPU3
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
P4M1-DIMMA1
P4M1-DIMMA2
P4M1-DIMMB1
P4M1-DIMMB2
P4M1-DIMMC1
P4M1-DIMMC2
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
LED15
LEDPWR JF1
FAN3
FAN5
2-30
FAN2
FAN4
FAN6
P2M1-DIMMC1
P2M1-DIMMC2
P2M1-DIMMD1
P2M1-DIMMD2
FAN7
P4M1-DIMMD1
P4M1-DIMMD2
Memory VRM
JD1
Memory VRM
JL1
JPWR1
P2M1-DIMMA1
P2M1-DIMMA2
P2M1-DIMMB1
P2M1-DIMMB2
JWP1
JPS4
JPS1
USB8
SP1
FAN1
J17
I-SGPIO1 LSAS4-7 LSAS0-3
OPEN 1st
SAS
SAS CTRL
CTRL
JPWR2
B. JPI2C1
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
JPI2C1
B
+3.3V
CLOSE 1st
OPEN 1st
JPWR5
JPWR4
JPWR3
Ground
5
IB CODE
Rev. 1.01
CLOSE 1st
4
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
JSD2
I-SATA1 I-SGPIO2 JSAS2 JSAS1
I-SATA0
CPLD
BT2
CMOS
Battery
PMBUS_Alert
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
BIOS
CPU2
JSD1
I-SATA5 I-SATA3
I-SATA4 I-SATA2
PCH
PCH
CPU2 SLOT4PCI-E 3.0 X8
JTPM1
JBT1
Memory VRM
JPT1
JPL1
CPU2SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X16
COM2
JI2C2JI2C1 JSTBY1
CPU2 SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JWD1
JPME2
CPU1 SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X16
LAN1/2
FAN10
JPTG1
Data
3
P3M1-DIMMA1
P3M1-DIMMA2
P3M1-DIMMB1
P3M1-DIMMB2
JPB1
JIPMB1JPG1
A
2
A. JSTBY1
IPMI_LAN
LAN CTRL
Clock
USB2 COM1
FAN9
BMC
BMC
USB4/5
USB6/7
USB0/1
UID
Definition
1
FAN8
LED1
LEDBMC
Pin#
Chapter 2: Installation
2-9 Jumper Settings
Explanation of Jumpers
Connector
Pins
To modify the operation of the motherboard, jumpers can be used to choose
between optional settings. Jumpers create
shorts between two pins to change the
function of the connector. Pin 1 is identified
with a square solder pad on the printed
circuit board. See the motherboard layout
pages for jumper locations.
3
2
1
3
2
1
Jumper
Cap
Setting
Not e: O n t wo pin jumper s,
"Closed" means the jumper is on,
and "Open" means the jumper is
off the pins.
Pin 1-2 short
LAN Enable
Jumper Settings
LAN Enable/Disable
Jumper Setting Definition
JPL1 enables or disables Gigabit_LAN ports
on the X10QBL-CT, while JPTG1 enables or
disables 10G-LAN ports on the X10QBL-T.
See the table on the right for jumper settings.
The default setting is Enabled.
1-2
Enabled (default)
2-3
Disabled
VGA
OPEN 1st
J23
LEDS1
LEDS2
JPSAS1
CLOSE 1st
CPU3
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
P4M1-DIMMA1
P4M1-DIMMA2
P4M1-DIMMB1
P4M1-DIMMB2
P4M1-DIMMC1
P4M1-DIMMC2
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
LED15
LEDPWR JF1
FAN3
FAN5
2-31
FAN2
FAN4
FAN6
P2M1-DIMMC1
P2M1-DIMMC2
P2M1-DIMMD1
P2M1-DIMMD2
FAN7
P4M1-DIMMD1
P4M1-DIMMD2
Memory VRM
JD1
Memory VRM
JL1
JPWR1
P2M1-DIMMA1
P2M1-DIMMA2
P2M1-DIMMB1
P2M1-DIMMB2
JWP1
JPS4
JPS1
USB8
SP1
JPI2C1
FAN1
J17
I-SGPIO1 LSAS4-7 LSAS0-3
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
SAS
SAS CTRL
CTRL
JPWR2
(X10QBL-CT)
CPU4
CLOSE 1st
OPEN 1st
JPWR5
JPWR4
JPWR3
LAN1/2 Enable
P3M1-DIMMC1
P3M1-DIMMC2
P3M1-DIMMD1
P3M1-DIMMD2
JSD2
I-SATA1 I-SGPIO2 JSAS2 JSAS1
I-SATA0
JSD1
I-SATA5 I-SATA3
I-SATA4 I-SATA2
CPLD
CLOSE 1st
A. JPTG1: 10G-
IB CODE
Rev. 1.01
CPU2
BT2
CMOS
Battery
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
BIOS
Enable (X10QBL)
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
P1M1-DIMMC1
P1M1-DIMMC2
P1M1-DIMMD1
P1M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMA1
P1M1-DIMMA2
P1M1-DIMMB1
P1M1-DIMMB2
JTPM1
CPU2 SLOT4PCI-E 3.0 X8
Memory VRM
A
Memory VRM
JPTG1
JPL1
CPU2SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X16
COM2
JPT1
JI2C2JI2C1 JSTBY1
CPU2 SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPME2
CPU1 SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X16
JWD1
LAN1/2
FAN10
JBT1
PCH
PCH
P3M1-DIMMA1
P3M1-DIMMA2
P3M1-DIMMB1
P3M1-DIMMB2
JPB1
JIPMB1JPG1
IPMI_LAN
LAN CTRL
A. JPL1: GLAN1/2
USB2 COM1
FAN9
BMC
BMC
USB4/5
USB6/7
USB0/1
UID
FAN8
LED1
LEDBMC
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CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS. Instead of pins, this "jumper" consists of contact pads
to prevent 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.
Note. You must completely shut down the system, and then short JBT1
to clear CMOS.
Watch Dog Enable/Disable
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings
Watch Dog (JWD1) is a system monitor that
will 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.
CPU4
CLOSE 1st
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
J23
LEDS1
LEDS2
JPSAS1
CLOSE 1st
CPU3
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
P4M1-DIMMA1
P4M1-DIMMA2
P4M1-DIMMB1
P4M1-DIMMB2
P4M1-DIMMC1
P4M1-DIMMC2
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
LED15
LEDPWR JF1
FAN3
FAN5
2-32
FAN2
FAN4
FAN6
P2M1-DIMMC1
P2M1-DIMMC2
P2M1-DIMMD1
P2M1-DIMMD2
FAN7
P4M1-DIMMD1
P4M1-DIMMD2
JPWR1
JD1
JL1
JPWR2
Memory VRM
JPI2C1
P2M1-DIMMA1
P2M1-DIMMA2
P2M1-DIMMB1
P2M1-DIMMB2
JWP1
JPS4
JPS1
USB8
SP1
FAN1
J17
I-SGPIO1 LSAS4-7 LSAS0-3
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
SAS
SAS CTRL
CTRL
JPWR5
JPWR4
JPWR3
B. Watch Dog Enable
P3M1-DIMMC1
P3M1-DIMMC2
P3M1-DIMMD1
P3M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMC1
P1M1-DIMMC2
P1M1-DIMMD1
P1M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMA1
P1M1-DIMMA2
P1M1-DIMMB1
P1M1-DIMMB2
JSD2
I-SATA1 I-SGPIO2 JSAS2 JSAS1
I-SATA0
JSD1
I-SATA5 I-SATA3
I-SATA4 I-SATA2
CPLD
CLOSE 1st
Disabled
IB CODE
Rev. 1.01
CPU2
BT2
CMOS
Battery
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
BIOS
NMI
Open
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
JTPM1
CPU2 SLOT4PCI-E 3.0 X8
Memory VRM
JPT1
JPL1
CPU2SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X16
COM2
JI2C2JI2C1 JSTBY1
CPU2 SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPME2
CPU1 SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X16
JWD1
PCH
PCH
LAN1/2
FAN10
JPTG1
Pins 2-3
A. Clear CMOS
IPMI_LAN
LAN CTRL
Reset (default)
USB2 COM1
FAN9
JBT1 A
USB4/5
USB6/7
VGA
P3M1-DIMMA1
P3M1-DIMMA2
P3M1-DIMMB1
P3M1-DIMMB2
JPB1
JIPMB1JPG1
B
USB0/1
UID
Definition
Pins 1-2
FAN8
LED1
LEDBMC
BMC
BMC
Jumper Setting
Chapter 2: Installation
VGA Enable
VGA Enable
Jumper Settings
Jumper JPG1 allows the user to enable
the onboard VGA connector. The default
setting is on pins 1-2 to enable the connection. See the table on the right for
jumper settings.
Jumper Setting
Enabled (Default)
2-3
Disabled
BMC Enable
BMC Enable
Jumper Settings
Jumper JPB1 is used to enable or disable the embedded ASpeed AST2400
BMC (Baseboard Management Controller) that provides IPMI 2.0/KVM support
on the motherboard. See the table on the
right for jumper settings.
LAN1/2
FAN10
P3M1-DIMMC1
P3M1-DIMMC2
P3M1-DIMMD1
P3M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMC1
P1M1-DIMMC2
P1M1-DIMMD1
P1M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMA1
P1M1-DIMMA2
P1M1-DIMMB1
P1M1-DIMMB2
CPU4
CLOSE 1st
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
J23
LEDS1
LEDS2
JPSAS1
SAS
SAS CTRL
CTRL
CLOSE 1st
CPU3
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
P4M1-DIMMA1
P4M1-DIMMA2
P4M1-DIMMB1
P4M1-DIMMB2
P4M1-DIMMC1
P4M1-DIMMC2
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
LED15
LEDPWR JF1
FAN3
FAN5
2-33
FAN2
FAN4
FAN6
P2M1-DIMMC1
P2M1-DIMMC2
P2M1-DIMMD1
P2M1-DIMMD2
FAN7
P4M1-DIMMD1
P4M1-DIMMD2
JPWR1
JD1
JL1
JPWR2
Memory VRM
JPI2C1
P2M1-DIMMA1
P2M1-DIMMA2
P2M1-DIMMB1
P2M1-DIMMB2
JWP1
JPS4
JPS1
USB8
SP1
FAN1
J17
I-SGPIO1 LSAS4-7 LSAS0-3
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
JPWR5
JPWR4
JPWR3
IB CODE
Rev. 1.01
CLOSE 1st
B. BMC Enabled
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
JSD2
I-SATA1 I-SGPIO2 JSAS2 JSAS1
I-SATA0
CPLD
BT2
CMOS
Battery
Disabled
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
BIOS
CPU2
JSD1
I-SATA5 I-SATA3
I-SATA4 I-SATA2
PCH
PCH
CPU2 SLOT4PCI-E 3.0 X8
JTPM1
JBT1
USB4/5
USB6/7
Memory VRM
COM2
JPT1
JPL1
CPU2SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X16
JPTG1
Pins 2-3
A. VGA Enabled
IPMI_LAN
LAN CTRL
BMC Enable (Default)
USB2 COM1
FAN9
JI2C2JI2C1 JSTBY1
CPU2 SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JWD1
JPME2
CPU1 SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X16
B
VGA
Definition
Pins 1-2
P3M1-DIMMA1
P3M1-DIMMA2
P3M1-DIMMB1
P3M1-DIMMB2
JPB1
JIPMB1JPG1
A
USB0/1
UID
Jumper Setting
FAN8
LED1
LEDBMC
BMC
BMC
Definition
1-2
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I2C Bus to PCI-Exp. Slots
I2C for PCI-E slots
Jumper Settings
Use Jumpers JI C1 and JI C2 to connect
the System Management Bus (I2C) to the
PCI-Express slots to improve PCI performance. These two jumpers are to be set
at the same time. The default setting is
off to disable the connection for normal
operations. See the table on the right for
jumper settings.
2
2
Jumper Setting
Normal (Default)
On
Enabled
TPM Support Enable
TPM Enable
Jumper Settings
JPT1 allows the user to enable TPM
(Trusted Platform Modules) support to
enhance data integrity and system security. See the table on the right for jumper
settings. The default setting is enabled.
P3M1-DIMMA1
P3M1-DIMMA2
P3M1-DIMMB1
P3M1-DIMMB2
C. JPT1
Memory VRM
P3M1-DIMMC1
P3M1-DIMMC2
P3M1-DIMMD1
P3M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMC1
P1M1-DIMMC2
P1M1-DIMMD1
P1M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMA1
P1M1-DIMMA2
P1M1-DIMMB1
P1M1-DIMMB2
CPU4
CLOSE 1st
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
J23
LEDS1
LEDS2
JPSAS1
CLOSE 1st
CPU3
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
P4M1-DIMMA1
P4M1-DIMMA2
P4M1-DIMMB1
P4M1-DIMMB2
P4M1-DIMMC1
P4M1-DIMMC2
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
LED15
LEDPWR JF1
FAN3
FAN5
2-34
FAN2
FAN4
FAN6
P2M1-DIMMC1
P2M1-DIMMC2
P2M1-DIMMD1
P2M1-DIMMD2
FAN7
P4M1-DIMMD1
P4M1-DIMMD2
JPWR1
JD1
JL1
JPWR2
Memory VRM
JPI2C1
P2M1-DIMMA1
P2M1-DIMMA2
P2M1-DIMMB1
P2M1-DIMMB2
JWP1
JPS4
JPS1
USB8
SP1
FAN1
J17
I-SGPIO1 LSAS4-7 LSAS0-3
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
SAS
SAS CTRL
CTRL
JPWR5
JPWR4
JPWR3
B. JI2C2
IB CODE
Rev. 1.01
CLOSE 1st
Disabled
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
CPU2 SLOT4PCI-E 3.0 X8
JSD2
I-SATA1 I-SGPIO2 JSAS2 JSAS1
I-SATA0
CPLD
BT2
CMOS
Battery
2-3
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
BIOS
CPU2
JSD1
I-SATA5 I-SATA3
I-SATA4 I-SATA2
PCH
PCH
Memory VRM
JTPM1
JPL1
CPU2SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X16
COM2
JPT1
JI2C2JI2C1 JSTBY1
CPU2 SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPME2
CPU1 SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X16
JWD1
A
JPTG1
Enabled (Default)
A. JI2C1
LAN1/2
FAN10
B
Definition
1-2
USB2 COM1
IPMI_LAN
LAN CTRL
JBT1
USB4/5
USB6/7
VGA
FAN9
BMC
BMC
JPB1
JIPMB1JPG1
C
USB0/1
UID
Jumper Setting
FAN8
LED1
LEDBMC
Definition
Off
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Manufacturer Mode Select
ME Mode Select
Jumper Settings
Close pin 2 and pin 3 of Jumper JPME2
to bypass SPI flash security and force the
system to operate in the Manufacturer
mode, which will allow the user to flash
the system firmware from a host server
for system setting modifications. See the
table on the right for jumper settings.
Jumper Setting
Normal (Default)
2-3
Manufacture Mode
SAS Enable (for X10QBL-CT only)
SAS Enable
Jumper Settings
Use Jumper JPS1 to enable or disable
onboard SAS connections (L-SAS 0-3,
4-7) on the X10QBL-CT. The default
setting is on pins 1/2 to enable SAS
support. See the table on the right for
jumper settings.
VGA
P3M1-DIMMC1
P3M1-DIMMC2
P3M1-DIMMD1
P3M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMC1
P1M1-DIMMC2
P1M1-DIMMD1
P1M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMA1
P1M1-DIMMA2
P1M1-DIMMB1
P1M1-DIMMB2
CPU4
CLOSE 1st
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
J23
LEDS1
LEDS2
JPSAS1
CLOSE 1st
CPU3
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
P4M1-DIMMA1
P4M1-DIMMA2
P4M1-DIMMB1
P4M1-DIMMB2
P4M1-DIMMC1
P4M1-DIMMC2
Memory VRM
LED15
LEDPWR JF1
FAN3
FAN5
2-35
FAN2
FAN4
FAN6
P2M1-DIMMC1
P2M1-DIMMC2
P2M1-DIMMD1
P2M1-DIMMD2
FAN7
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
JD1
JPWR1
Memory VRM
JL1
JPWR2
P4M1-DIMMD1
P4M1-DIMMD2
B
P2M1-DIMMA1
P2M1-DIMMA2
P2M1-DIMMB1
P2M1-DIMMB2
JWP1
JPS4
JPS1
USB8
SP1
JPI2C1
FAN1
J17
I-SGPIO1 LSAS4-7 LSAS0-3
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
SAS
SAS CTRL
CTRL
JPWR5
JPWR4
JPWR3
B
J P S 1
(X10QBL-CT
only)
IB CODE
Rev. 1.01
CLOSE 1st
A. JPME2
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
JSD2
I-SATA1 I-SGPIO2 JSAS2 JSAS1
I-SATA0
CPLD
BT2
CMOS
Battery
Disabled
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
BIOS
CPU2
JSD1
I-SATA5 I-SATA3
I-SATA4 I-SATA2
PCH
PCH
CPU2 SLOT4PCI-E 3.0 X8
JBT1
Memory VRM
JTPM1
JPL1
CPU2SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X16
COM2
JPT1
JI2C2JI2C1 JSTBY1
CPU2 SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPME2
CPU1 SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X16
JWD1
A
LAN1/2
FAN10
JPTG1
Enabled (Default)
2-3
P3M1-DIMMA1
P3M1-DIMMA2
P3M1-DIMMB1
P3M1-DIMMB2
JPB1
JIPMB1JPG1
IPMI_LAN
LAN CTRL
Definition
1-2
USB2 COM1
FAN9
BMC
BMC
USB4/5
USB6/7
USB0/1
UID
Jumper Setting
FAN8
LED1
LEDBMC
Definition
1-2
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2-10 Onboard LED Indicators
LAN 1/2
LAN LEDs
Two LAN ports (LAN1/LAN2) are
located on the IO back panel on the
motherboard. Each Ethernet LAN
port has two LEDs. The yellow LED
indicates activity. Link LED, located
on the left side of the LAN port, may
be green, amber or off indicating the
speed of the connection. See the
tables at right for more information.
Rear View (when facing the
rear side of the chassis)
GLAN Activity Indicator (Left)
LED Settings
LED Color
A
USB0/1
VGA
Green
10 Gbps
Green
100 Mbps
Amber
1 Gbps
IPMI LAN
(X8ST3-F)
Color/State
Activity (Right)
Amber: Blinking
Active
A. LAN1/2 LEDs
B. IPMI LAN LEDs
CPU4
LEDS1
LEDS2
JPSAS1
CPU3
CLOSE 1st
P4M1-DIMMA1
P4M1-DIMMA2
P4M1-DIMMB1
P4M1-DIMMB2
P4M1-DIMMC1
P4M1-DIMMC2
P4M1-DIMMD1
P4M1-DIMMD2
P2M1-DIMMA1
P2M1-DIMMA2
P2M1-DIMMB1
P2M1-DIMMB2
JWP1
JPS4
JPS1
USB8
SP1
Memory VRM
LED15
LEDPWR JF1
FAN3
FAN5
FAN2
FAN4
FAN6
P2M1-DIMMC1
P2M1-DIMMC2
P2M1-DIMMD1
P2M1-DIMMD2
FAN7
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
JD1
JL1
B
Memory VRM
JPI2C1
J17
I-SGPIO1 LSAS4-7 LSAS0-3
OPEN 1st
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
JPWR1
Green: Solid: 100 Mbps
Amber: Solid: 1 Gbps
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
SAS
SAS CTRL
CTRL
JPWR2
Definition
Link (Left)
IB CODE
CLOSE 1st
OPEN 1st
JPWR5
JPWR4
JPWR3
Activity LED
P3M1-DIMMC1
P3M1-DIMMC2
P3M1-DIMMD1
P3M1-DIMMD2
CLOSE 1st
1 Gbps
Memory VRM
J23
BT2
CMOS
Battery
LAN 1/LAN 2
Amber
IPMI LAN Link LED (Left) &
Activity LED (Right)
Memory VRM
P1M1-DIMMC1
P1M1-DIMMC2
P1M1-DIMMD1
P1M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMA1
P1M1-DIMMA2
P1M1-DIMMB1
P1M1-DIMMB2
JSD1
I-SATA1 I-SGPIO2 JSAS2 JSAS1
I-SATA0
JSD2
I-SATA5 I-SATA3
I-SATA4 I-SATA2
CPLD
Definition
No Connection,
or 10 Mbps
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
Rev. 1.01
CPU2
LED Color
Off
FAN8
B
X10QBL-CT
BIOS
Definition
USB2 COM1
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
JTPM1
PCH
PCH
CPU2 SLOT4PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPT1
JPL1
CPU2SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X16
COM2
JI2C2JI2C1 JSTBY1
CPU2 SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPME2
CPU1 SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X16
JWD1
JBT1
GLAN Link LEDs
LED Settings
(for X10QBL)
No Connection,
10 or 100 Mbps
P3M1-DIMMA1
P3M1-DIMMA2
P3M1-DIMMB1
P3M1-DIMMB2
JPB1
JIPMB1JPG1
LAN1/2
FAN10
JPTG1
Active
IPMI LAN
IPMI_LAN
LAN CTRL
Definition
Flashing
Link LED
FAN9
BMC
BMC
USB4/5
USB6/7
UID
Status
Yellow
Off
In addition to LAN 1/LAN 2, an
IPMI-dedicated LAN is located on
the I/O back panel of the motherboard. 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.
LED1
Color
10G-LAN Link LEDs
LED Settings
(for X10QBL-CT)
IPMI Dedicated LAN LEDs
LEDBMC
Activity LED
Link LED
FAN1
2-36
A
A
Chapter 2: Installation
Onboard Power LED
Onboard PWR LED Indicator
LED States
An Onboard Power LED indicator is located at LED15 (LEDPWR) on the motherboard. When this LED is on, the system
is on. Be sure to turn off the system and
unplug the power cord before removing or
installing components. See the tables at
right for more information.
LED Color
Definition
Off
System Off (PWR cable
not connected)
Green
System On
BMC Heartbeat LED
BMC Heartbeat LED
States
A BMC Heartbeat LED is located at
LEDBMC on the motherboard. When
LEDBMC is blinking, BMC functions
normally. See the table at right for more
information.
B
VGA
P3M1-DIMMC1
P3M1-DIMMC2
P3M1-DIMMD1
P3M1-DIMMD2
JSD2
J23
CPU4
CLOSE 1st
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
LEDS1
LEDS2
JPSAS1
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
SAS
SAS CTRL
CTRL
CLOSE 1st
CPU3
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
P4M1-DIMMA1
P4M1-DIMMA2
P4M1-DIMMB1
P4M1-DIMMB2
P4M1-DIMMC1
P4M1-DIMMC2
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
A
LED15
LEDPWR JF1
FAN3
FAN5
2-37
FAN2
FAN4
FAN6
P2M1-DIMMC1
P2M1-DIMMC2
P2M1-DIMMD1
P2M1-DIMMD2
FAN7
P4M1-DIMMD1
P4M1-DIMMD2
Memory VRM
JD1
JPWR1
Memory VRM
JL1
JPWR2
P2M1-DIMMA1
P2M1-DIMMA2
P2M1-DIMMB1
P2M1-DIMMB2
JWP1
JPS4
JPS1
USB8
SP1
JPI2C1
FAN1
J17
I-SGPIO1 LSAS4-7 LSAS0-3
I-SATA1 I-SGPIO2 JSAS2 JSAS1
I-SATA0
JSD1
I-SATA5 I-SATA3
I-SATA4 I-SATA2
CLOSE 1st
JPWR5
JPWR4
JPWR3
IB CODE
Rev. 1.01
CPU2
BT2
CMOS
Battery
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
BIOS
B. BMC LED
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
P1M1-DIMMC1
P1M1-DIMMC2
P1M1-DIMMD1
P1M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMA1
P1M1-DIMMA2
P1M1-DIMMB1
P1M1-DIMMB2
JTPM1
CPU2 SLOT4PCI-E 3.0 X8
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
JPTG1
JPL1
CPU2SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X16
COM2
JPT1
JI2C2JI2C1 JSTBY1
CPU2 SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPME2
CPU1 SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X16
JWD1
PCH
PCH
P3M1-DIMMA1
P3M1-DIMMA2
P3M1-DIMMB1
P3M1-DIMMB2
JPB1
JIPMB1JPG1
LAN1/2
FAN10
JBT1
CPLD
A. PWR LED
IPMI_LAN
LAN CTRL
Definition
BMC: Normal
USB2 COM1
FAN9
BMC
BMC
USB4/5
USB6/7
USB0/1
UID
Green:
Blinking
FAN8
LED1
LEDBMC
Color/State
X10QBL-CT/X10QBL Motherboard User’s Manual
SAS Heartbeat LED (for X10QBL-CT only)
SAS Heartbeat LED
Status
A SAS Heartbeat LED is located at LEDS1 on
the motherboard. When LEDS1 is blinking, the
SAS is functioning normally. See the table at
right for more information.
Color/State
Definition
Green: On
SAS: Normal
Red: On
SAS: Failed
SAS Activity LED (for X10QBL-CT only)
SAS Activity LED
States
A SAS Activity LED is located at LEDS2 on
the motherboard. When LEDS2 is blinking,
the SAS is active.
Color/State
Green:
Blinking
Definition
SAS: Active
Note: Refer to Page 2-19 for information on the UID LED (UID_LED1).
CPU4
CLOSE 1st
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
J23
LEDS1
LEDS2
JPSAS1
SAS
SAS CTRL
CTRL
CLOSE 1st
CPU3
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
P4M1-DIMMA1
P4M1-DIMMA2
P4M1-DIMMB1
P4M1-DIMMB2
P4M1-DIMMC1
P4M1-DIMMC2
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
LED15
LEDPWR JF1
FAN3
FAN5
2-38
FAN2
FAN4
FAN6
P2M1-DIMMC1
P2M1-DIMMC2
P2M1-DIMMD1
P2M1-DIMMD2
FAN7
P4M1-DIMMD1
P4M1-DIMMD2
Memory VRM
JD1
JPWR1
Memory VRM
JL1
JPWR2
P2M1-DIMMA1
P2M1-DIMMA2
P2M1-DIMMB1
P2M1-DIMMB2
JWP1
JPS4
JPS1
USB8
SP1
JPI2C1
FAN1
J17
I-SGPIO1 LSAS4-7 LSAS0-3
OPEN 1st
OPEN 1st
JPWR5
JPWR4
JPWR3
LED (X10QBL-CT)
IB CODE
Rev. 1.01
CLOSE 1st
B. SAS Activity
P3M1-DIMMC1
P3M1-DIMMC2
P3M1-DIMMD1
P3M1-DIMMD2
JSD2
I-SATA1 I-SGPIO2 JSAS2 JSAS1
I-SATA0
JSD1
I-SATA5 I-SATA3
I-SATA4 I-SATA2
BT2
CMOS
Battery
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
SAS CODE
X10QBL-CT
BIOS
LED (X10QBL-CT)
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
P1M1-DIMMC1
P1M1-DIMMC2
P1M1-DIMMD1
P1M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMA1
P1M1-DIMMA2
P1M1-DIMMB1
P1M1-DIMMB2
JTPM1
CPU2 SLOT4PCI-E 3.0 X8
Memory VRM
JPT1
Memory VRM
JPTG1
JPL1
CPU2SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X16
COM2
JI2C2JI2C1 JSTBY1
CPU2 SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JWD1
JPME2
CPU1 SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X16
LAN1/2
FAN10
CPU2
A
P3M1-DIMMA1
P3M1-DIMMA2
P3M1-DIMMB1
P3M1-DIMMB2
JPB1
JIPMB1JPG1
PCH
PCH
CPLD
A.SAS Heartbeat
USB2 COM1
IPMI_LAN
LAN CTRL
JBT1
B
VGA
FAN9
BMC
BMC
USB4/5
USB6/7
USB0/1
UID
FAN8
LED1
LEDBMC
Chapter 2: Installation
2-11 SATA/SAS 3.0 Connections
SATA 3.0 Ports
SATA 3.0
Pin Definitions
Six SATA connections supported by Intel PCH
602 are located on the motherboard. I-SATA
ports 0/1 support SATA 3.0 connections, while
I-SATA ports 2-5 support SATA 2.0. These SATA
connectors provide serial-link connections, which
are faster than Parallel ATA connections. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Signal
1
Ground
2
SATA_TXP
3
SATA_TXN
4
Ground
5
SATA_RXN
6
SATA_RXP
7
Ground
SAS 3.0 Ports (for X10QBL-CT only)
Eight SAS 3.0 connections (L-SAS 0-3, 4-7) supported by the LSI 3008 SAS controller are located
on the motherboard. The SAS connections are
faster than traditional SATA 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..
FAN9
LAN1/2
FAN10
B. I-SATA1
C. I-SATA2
P3M1-DIMMC1
P3M1-DIMMC2
P3M1-DIMMD1
P3M1-DIMMD2
F. I-SATA5
G. L-SAS0-3
(X10QBL-CT
Only)
OPEN 1st
J23
H. L-SAS4-7
LEDS1
LEDS2
JPSAS1
CLOSE 1st
CPU3
CPU1
P4M1-DIMMA1
P4M1-DIMMA2
P4M1-DIMMB1
P4M1-DIMMB2
P4M1-DIMMC1
P4M1-DIMMC2
Memory VRM
LED15
LEDPWR JF1
FAN3
FAN5
2-39
FAN2
FAN4
FAN6
P2M1-DIMMC1
P2M1-DIMMC2
P2M1-DIMMD1
P2M1-DIMMD2
FAN7
Memory VRM
Memory VRM
JD1
JL1
Memory VRM
JPI2C1
P4M1-DIMMD1
P4M1-DIMMD2
JWP1
JPS4
JPS1
USB8
SP1
P2M1-DIMMA1
P2M1-DIMMA2
P2M1-DIMMB1
P2M1-DIMMB2
JPWR5
JPWR4
Only)
CLOSE 1st
FAN1
J17
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IPMI CODE
BAR CODE
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P1M1-DIMMC1
P1M1-DIMMC2
P1M1-DIMMD1
P1M1-DIMMD2
P1M1-DIMMA1
P1M1-DIMMA2
P1M1-DIMMB1
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Chapter 3
Troubleshooting
3-1 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 motherboard and
chassis.
2. Disconnect all ribbon/wire cables from the motherboard, including those for
the keyboard and mouse.
3. Remove all add-on cards.
4. Install CPU 1 first (making sure it is fully seated) and connect the front panel
connectors to the motherboard.
No Power
1. Make sure that no short circuits between the motherboard and the chassis.
2. Make sure that all 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 motherboard 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 Appendix A
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 motherboard speaker.
•If there is no error beep, try to turn on the system without DIMM modules in-
stalled. If there is still no error beep, try to turn on the system again with only
one processor installed in CPU Socket#1. If there is still no error beep, replace
the motherboard.
•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 2-8 in Chapter 2.)
2. Remove all components from the motherboard, especially the DIMM modules.
Make sure that system power is on, and memory error beeps are activated.
3. Turn on the system with only one DIMM module installed. 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 1-6 for details on recommended power supplies.
2. The battery on your motherboard 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 @ http://www.
supermicro.com.)
2. Check if different speeds of DIMMs have been installed. It is strongly recommended that you use the same RAM type and speed for all DIMMs in the
system.
3. Make sure that you are using the correct type of Registered (RDIMM)//Load
Reduced (LRDIMM) DDR3 ECC modules 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 Section 2-5 in Chapter 2.
6. Please follow the instructions given in the DIMM Population Tables listed in
Section 2-4 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: Make sure that your CPU is supported, and you have the
latest BIOS installed in your system.
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 http:\\www.supermicro.
com for memory and CPU support and updates.
3. HDD support: Make sure that 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 the 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.
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 isolate and identify the problem.
6. To find out if a component is good, swap this component 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.
3-2 Technical Support Procedures
Before contacting Technical Support, please take the following steps. Also, please
note that as a motherboard manufacturer, Supermicro also sells motherboards
through its channels, so it is best to first check with your distributor or reseller for
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troubleshooting 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:
•Motherboard 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).
•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.
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3-3 Battery Removal and Installation
Battery Removal
To remove the onboard battery, follow the steps below:
1. Power off your system and unplug your power cable.
2. Locate the onboard battery as shown below.
3. Using a tool such as a pen or a small screwdriver, push the battery lock outwards to unlock it. Once unlocked, the battery will pop out from the holder.
4. Remove the battery.
Proper Battery Disposal
Warning! 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.
OR
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3-4 Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What are the various types of memory that my motherboard can
support?
Answer: The motherboard supports Registered (RDIMM)//Load Reduced (LRDIMM)
ECC DDR3 of up to 1600 MHz DIMM modules. To enhance memory performance,
do not mix memory modules of different speeds and sizes. Please follow all memory
installation instructions given on Section 2-5 in Chapter 2.
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 motherboard
model and download the BIOS file to your computer. Also, check the current BIOS
revision to make sure that it is newer than your BIOS before downloading. You 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 the BIOS to prevent
possible system boot failure!)
Note: The SPI BIOS chip used on this motherboard cannot be removed.
Send your motherboard 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: 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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3-5 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 the
motherboard to the manufacturer, the RMA number should be prominently displayed
on the outside of the shipping carton, and the shipping package is 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
BIOS
4-1 Introduction
This chapter describes the AMI BIOS setup utility for the X10QBL-CT/X10QBL. It
also provides the instructions on how to navigate the AMI BIOS setup utility screens.
The AMI ROM BIOS is stored in a Flash EEPROM and can be easily updated.
Starting BIOS Setup Utility
To enter the AMI BIOS setup utility screens, press the <Del> key while the system
is booting up.
Note: In most cases, the <Del> key is used to invoke the AMI BIOS setup
screen. There are a few cases when other keys are used, such as <F3>,
<F4>, 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 informational text. When an option is selected in
the left frame, it is highlighted in white. Often informational text will accompany it.
Note: The AMI BIOS has default informational messages built in. The
manufacturer retains the option to include, omit, or change any of these
informational 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 setup
navigation. These keys include <F3>, <F4>, <Enter>, <ESC>, arrow keys, etc.
Note 1: Options printed in Bold are default settings.
Note 2: <F3> is used to load optimal default settings. <F4> is used to save
the settings and exit the setup utility.
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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
<Delete> at the appropriate time during system boot.
Note: For AMI UEFI BIOS Recovery, please refer to the UEFI BIOS Recovery User Guide posted @ http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/.
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 the manufacturer be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential
damage arising from a BIOS update. If you have to update the BIOS, do not shut down
or reset the system while the BIOS is being updated to avoid possible boot failure.
4-2 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.
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The AMI BIOS Main menu displays the following information:
System Date/System Time
Use this option to change the system date and time using the arrow keys. Enter
new values through the keyboard and press <Enter>. Press the <Tab> key to move
between fields. The date must be entered in Day MM/DD/YYYY 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.).
Supermicro X10QBL/X10QBL-CT
BIOS Version
This item displays the SMC version of the BIOS ROM used in this system.
Build Date
This item displays the date that the BIOS setup utility was built.
CPLD Version
This item displays the version of 'Complex Programmable Logic Device' (CPLD)
used in this system.
Memory Information
Total Memory
This item displays the amount of memory that is available in the system.
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4-3 Advanced Setup Configurations
Select the Advanced tab to access the following submenu items.
Boot Features
Boot Configuration
Quiet Boot
Use this item to select bootup screen display between 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.
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Use this item to set the display mode for the Option ROM. Select Keep Current
to use the current AddOn ROM Display setting. Select Force BIOS to use the Option ROM display set by the system BIOS. The options are Force BIOS and Keep
Current.
Bootup Num-Lock
Use this item to set the power-on state for the Numlock key. The options are Off
and On.
Wait For 'F1' If Error
Select Enabled to force the system to wait until the 'F1' key is pressed when an
error occurs. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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INT19 (Interrupt 19) Trap Response
Interrupt 19 is the software interrupt that handles the boot disk function. When this
item is set to Immediate, the BIOS ROM of the host adaptors will immediately capture Interrupt 19 at bootup and allow the drive that is attached to the host adaptor
to function as the bootable disk. If this item is set to Postponed, the BIOS ROM of
the host adaptors will only capture Interrupt 19 during bootup from a legacy device.
The options are Immediate and Postponed.
Re-try Boot
Select Legacy Boot for the BIOS to continuously attempt to boot from the legacy
boot drive. Select EFI Boot for the BIOS to continuously attempt to boot from the
EFI boot drive. The options are Disabled, Legacy Boot, and EFI Boot.
Power Configuration
Watch Dog Function
If enabled, the Watch Dog timer will allow the system to automatically reboot when
a non-recoverable error that lasts for more than five minutes occurs. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Power Button Function
If this feature is set to Instant Off, the system will power off immediately as soon
as the user presses the power button. If this feature is set to 4 Seconds 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 Seconds Override.
Restore on AC Power Loss
Use this item to set the power state after a power outage. Select Stay Off for the
system power to remain off after a power outage. Select Power On to turn on the
system power after a power outage. Select Last State to allow the system to resume
its last power state before a power outage. The options are Power On, Stay Off,
and Last State.
CPU Configuration
This submenu displays the following CPU information as detected by the BIOS. It
also allows the user to configure CPU settings.
Processor 0/Processor 1/Processor 2/Processor 3
This submenu displays the following information of the CPU installed a CPU socket
detected by the BIOS.
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•Processor Socket
•Processor ID
•Processor Frequency
•Microcode Revision
•L1 Cache RAM
•L2 Cache RAM
•L3 Cache RAM
•Processor Socket
•Processor ID
•Processor Frequency
•Microcode Revision
•L1 Cache RAM
•L2 Cache RAM
•L3 Cache RAM
•Processor 0 Version
•Processor 1 Version
•Processor 2 Version
•Processor 3 Version
Clock Spread Spectrum
Select Enable to allow the BIOS to monitor and attempt to reduce the level of
Electromagnetic Interference caused by the components whenever needed. The
options are Disable and Enable.
Hyper-Threading (All)
Select Enable to support Intel's Hyper-threading Technology to enhance CPU performance. The options are Enable and Disable.
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Cores Enabled
This feature allows the user to set the number of CPU cores to enable. Enter "0"
to enable all cores. The default setting is 0.
Note: To set a valid core number for your system, please refer to the
help window on the right side of the BIOS screen, which will prompt you
for a valid core number and will also provide a warning when an invalid
core number is used.
Performance/Watt
Select Power Optimized to enable Intel® Turbo Boost Technology support when
the Power Performance State-P0 has lasted more than two seconds. The options
are Traditional and Power Optimized.
Execute Disable Bit (Available if supported by the OS & the CPU)
Select Enable to support Intel® Execute Disable Bit Technology, which will allow the
processor to designate areas in the system memory where an application code can
be executed 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 setting is Enable. (Refer to Intel and Microsoft websites for more
information.)
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Available when supported by the CPU)
Select Enabled to support Intel Virtualization Technology, which will allow one
platform to run multiple operating systems and applications in independent partitions, creating multiple "virtual" systems in one physical computer. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Hardware Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU)
If set to Enabled, the hardware prefetcher will prefetch streams of data and instructions from the main memory to the L2 cache to improve CPU performance. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
Adjacent Cache Prefetch (Available when supported by the CPU)
Select Enable for the CPU to prefetch both cache lines for 128 bytes as comprised.
Select Disable for the CPU to prefetch both cache lines for 64 bytes. The options
are Disable and Enable.
Note: Please reboot the system for changes on this setting to take effect.
Please refer to Intel’s web site for detailed information.
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DCU (Data Cache Unit) Streamer Prefetcher (Available when supported by
the CPU)
If this item is set to Enable, the DCU Streamer Prefetcher will prefetch data streams
from the cache memory to the DCU (Data Cache Unit) to speed up data accessing and processing for CPU performance enhancement. The options are Disable
and Enable.
DCU IP Prefetcher
If this feature is set to Enable, the IP prefetcher in the DCU (Data Cache Unit) will
prefetch IP addresses to improve network connectivity and system performance.
The options are Enable and Disable.
DCU Mode
Use this feature to set the data-prefecting mode for the DCU (Data Cache Unit).
The options are 32KB 8Way Without ECC and 16KB 4Way With ECC.
Direct Cache Access (DCA)
Select Enable to use Intel DCA (Direct Cache Access) Technology to improve the
efficiency of data transferring and accessing. The options are Enable and Disable.
AES-NI (New Encryption Standard-New Instructions)
Select Enable to use the Intel Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) New Instructions (NI) to ensure data security. The options are Enable and Disable.
PPIN
Select Yes to use the Protected-Processor Inventory Number (PPIN) in the system.
The options are No and Yes.
SMM Protected Mode
Select Enable for SMM (System Management Mode) protected mode support, which
will enhance system management. The options are Enable and Disable.
Advanced Power Management Configuration
This section is used to configure the following CPU Power Management settings.
Power Technology
Select Energy Efficiency to support power-saving mode. Select Custom to customize system power settings. Select Disabled to disable power-saving settings.
The options are Disable, Energy Efficiency, and Custom.
If the above is set to 'Custom' the following options are displayed:
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CPU P State Control (Available when Power Technology is
set to Custom)
EIST
EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology) allows the system to automatically
adjust processor voltage and core frequency to reduce power consumption and
heat dissipation. The options are Disable, and Enable.
Turbo Mode (Available when Intel® EIST Technology is enabled)
Select Enable to use the Turbo Mode to boost system performance. The options
are Enable and Disable.
P-State Coordination
This feature allows the user to change the P-State (Power-Performance State)
coordination type. P-State is also known as "SpeedStep" for Intel processors. Select HW_ALL to change the P-State coordination type for hardware components
only. Select SW_ALL to change the P-State coordination type for all software
installed in the system. Select SW_ANY to change the P-State coordination
type for a software program in the system. The options are HW_All, SW_ALL,
and SW_ANY.
SINGLE_PCTL
Select Yes for SINGLE_PCTL support to improve processor power management.
The options are No and Yes.
Config TDP
Select Enable to allow the user to configure the Thermal Design Power (TDP)
settings for the system. The TDP refers to the maximum amount of power allowed for running "real applications" without triggering an overheating event. The
options are Disable and Enable.
 CPU HWPM State Control (Available when the CPU
supports this feature)
Enable CPU HWPM
Select Enable for better CPU energy performance. The options are Disable,
HWPM NATIVE MODE, and HWPM OOB MODE.
Enable CPU Autonomous Cstate
Use this feature to enable CPU Autonomous C State, which converts HALT
instructions to Mwait. The options are Disable and Enable.
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CPU C State Control (Available when Power Technology is
set to Custom)
C2C3TT
This feature allows the user to set the C2 to C3 Transition timer. The default
setting is 0 (for Auto setting).
Package C-State limit
This feature allows the user to set the limit on the C-State package register.
The options are C0/C1 State, C2 State, C6 (Non Retention) State, and C6
(Rentention) State.
CPU C3 Report
Select Enabled to allow the BIOS to report the CPU C3 State (ACPI C2) to the
operating system. During the CPU C3 State, the CPU clock generator is turned
off. The options are Enable and Disable.
CPU C6 Report
Select Enabled to allow the BIOS to report the CPU C6 State (ACPI C3) to the
operating system. During the CPU C6 State, the power to all cache is turned
off. The options are Enable and Disable.
Enhanced Halt State (C1E)
Select Enabled to use Enhanced Halt-State technology, which will significantly
reduce the CPU's power consumption by reducing the CPU's clock cycle and
voltage during a Halt-state. The options are Disable and Enable.
Monitor/Mwait
Select Enabled to enable the Monitor/MWait instructions. The Monitor instruction monitors a region of memory for writes, and MWait instructions instruct the
CPU to stop until the monitored region begins to write. The options are Enable
and Disable.
CPU T State Control (Available when Power Technology
is set to Custom)
ACPI (Advanced Configuration Power Interface) T-States
Select Enable to support CPU throttling by the operating system to reduce power
consumption. The options are Enable and Disable.
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CPU Advanced PM Turning (Available when Power
Technology is set to Custom and Energy Efficient)
Energy Perf BIAS
Energy Perf BIAS
Energy Performance Tuning
Use this feature to select whether the BIOS of operating system chooses energy
performance BIAS Tuning. The options are OS and BIOS.
Energy Performance BIAS Setting.
Use this item to set the energy performance bias, which overrides the operating
system setting. The options are Performance, Balanced Performance, Balanced
Power, and Power.
Workload Configuration
Use this item to optimize the workload characterization. The recommended setting is Balanced. The options are Balanced and I/O sensitive.
Chipset Configuration
North Bridge
This feature is used to configure Intel North Bridge settings.
Integrated IO Configuration
EV DFX (Device Function On-Hide) Features
When this feature is set to Enable, the EV_DFX Lock Bits that are located
inside a processor will always remain clear during electric tuning. The options
are Disable and Enable.
IIO0 Configuration
IOU0 (IIO PCIe Port 2)
This item configures the PCI-E port Bifuraction setting for a PCI-E port specified
by the user. The options are x4x4x4x4, x4x4x8, x8x4x4, x8x8, x16, and Auto.
IOU1 (IIO PCIe Port 3)
This item configures the PCI-E port Bifuraction setting for a PCI-E port specified
by the user. The options are x8x8 and Auto.
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CPU1 SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X16
Use the items below to configure the PCI-E settings for a PCI-E port specified
by the user.
The following items will display:
•PCI-E Port Link Status
•PCI-E Port Link Max
•PCI-E Port Link Speed
Link Speed
Use this item to select the PCI-E link speed for the PCI-E port specified by the
user. The options are Auto, Gen 1 (2.5 GT/s), Gen 2 (5 GT/s), and Gen 3 (8
GT/s).
Pcie Ecrc
Use this item to set end-to-end cyclic redundancy check (ECRC) error checking.
The options are Disable, Enable and Auto.
LAN1/2
Use the items below to configure the PCI-E settings for a PCI-E device
installed on a LAN connection specified by the user.
The following items will display:
•PCI-E Port Link Status
•PCI-E Port Link Max
•PCI-E Port Link Speed
Link Speed
Use this item to select the PCI-E link speed for the PCI-E port specified by the
user. The options are GEN1 (2.5 GT/s), GEN2 (5 GT/s), GEN3 (8 GT/s), and
Auto.
Pcie Ecrc
Use this item to set end-to-end cyclic redundancy check (ECRC) error checking.
The options are Disable, Enable and Auto.
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L-SAS0-3(JSAS1)/L-SAS4-7(JASA2)
Use the items below to configure the PCI-E settings for a PCI-E device
installed on a SAS connection specified by the user.
The following items will display:
•PCI-E Port Link Status
•PCI-E Port Link Max
•PCI-E Port Link Speed
Link Speed
Use this item to select the PCI-E link speed for the PCI-E port specified by the
user. The options are GEN1 (2.5 GT/s), GEN2 (5 GT/s), GEN3 (8 GT/s), and
Auto.
Pcie Ecrc
Use this item to set end-to-end cyclic redundancy check (ECRC) error checking.
The options are Disable, Enable and Auto.
IIO1 Configuration
IOU0 (IIO PCIe Port 2)
This item configures the PCI-E port Bifuraction setting for a PCI-E port specified
by the user. The options are x4x4x4x4, x4x4x8, x8x4x4, x8x8, x16, and Auto.
IOU1 (IIO PCIe Port 3)
This item configures the PCI-E port Bifuraction setting for a PCI-E port specified
by the user. The options are x4x4x4x4, x4x4x8, x8x4x4, x8x8 and Auto.
No PCIe port active ECO on Socket
Use this feature to select a workaround setting to implement the engineeringchange order (ECO) on the system when PCI ports are not active. The options
are PCU Squelch exit ignore option, and Reset the SQ FLOP by CSR option.
CPU2 SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X16/CPU2 SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8/
CPU2 SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8
Use the items below to configure the PCI-E settings for a PCI-E port specified
by the user.
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The following items will display:
•PCI-E Port Link Status
•PCI-E Port Link Max
•PCI-E Port Link Speed
Link Speed
Use this item to select the PCI-E link speed for the PCI-E port specified by the
user. The options are Auto, GEN1 (2.5 GT/s), GEN2 (5 GT/s), and GEN3 (8
GT/s).
PCIe Ecrc
Use this item to set end-to-end cyclic redundancy check (ECRC) error checking.
The options are Disable, Enable and Auto.
IOAT (Intel® IO Acceleration) Configuration
Enable IOAT
Select Enable to enable Intel I/OAT (I/O Acceleration Technology) support,
which will significantly reduce CPU overhead by leveraging CPU architectural
improvements and freeing the system resource for other tasks. The options are
Enable and Disable.
No Snoop
Select Enable to support no-snoop mode for each CB device. The options are
Disable and Enable.
Disable TPH (TLP Processing Hint).
If this item is set to Enable, TLP Processing Hint will be disabled. The options
are Disable and Enable.
Apply BDX CBDMA ECO
This feature is a workaround for Broadwell-EX A0 stepping CPU. It locks TOR
(Table of Record) timeout with CBDMA (Crystal Beach DMA) and CPU traffic
from Rocket test. The options are Yes and No.
 IIO General Configuration
This feature improves the bi-directional bandwidth of Omni-Path 100Gbps LAN
card.
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NpPFDisableGlobalIo0
The options are Disable and Enable.
NpPFDisableGlobalIo1
The options are Disable and Enable.
NpPFDisableGlobalIo2
The options are Disable and Enable.
 Intel VT for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel VT for Direct I/O (VT-d)
Select Enable to use Intel Virtualization Technology support for Direct I/O VT-d
support by reporting the I/O device assignments to the VMM (Virtual Machine
Monitor) through the DMAR ACPI Tables. This feature offers fully-protected I/O
resource sharing across Intel platforms, providing greater reliability, security and
availability in networking and data-sharing. The options are Enable and Disable.
Interrupt Remapping
Select Enable to support Interrupt Remapping to enhance system performance.
The options are Enable and Disable.
PCI Express Global Options
Power Down Unused Ports
Select Enable to disable the PCI-E ports that are inactive. The options are
Disable, Enable, HSX Disable Unused Ports (No IIO Clock Gating), and HSX
Disable Unused Ports (IIO Clock Gating)
QPI (Quick Path Interconnect) Configuration
QPI General Configuration
QPI Status
The following information will display:
•Number of CPU
•Number of IIO
•LInk Speed
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•Current QPI Link Frequency
•QPI Global MMIO Low Base/Limit
•QPI Global MMIO High Base/Limit
•QPI Pci-e Configuration Base/Siz (Size)
Link Speed Mode
Use this feature to select the data transfer speed for QPI Link connections. The
default setting is Fast.
Link Frequency Select
Use this feature to select the desired frequency for QPI Link connections. The
options are 6.4GB/s, 7.2GB/s, 8.0GB/s, 9.6GB/s, Auto, Auto Limited, and Use
Per LInk Setting.
Link L0p Enable
Select Enable for Link L0p support. The options are Disable and Enable.
Link L1 Enable
Select Enable for Link L1 support. The options are Enable and Disable.
Legacy VGA Socket
Enter the VGA socket number (from 0-7) that will be used to support legacy
VGA. The default setting is 0.
COD Enable (Available when the OS and the CPU support this feature)
Select Enabled for Cluster-On-Die support to enhance system performance in
cloud computing. The options are Disable, Enable, and Auto.
Home Dir Snoop with IVT - Style OSB
Use this feature to enable the memory snoop directory to improve latency for
memory access. This feature improves memory and cache latency. The options
are Disable, Enable, and Auto.
QPI Per Socket Configuration
CPU 1/CPU 2
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IO Resource Allocation Ratio
Use this feature to set the IO resource-allocation ratio (from 0-8). The default
setting is 3.
MMIOL Resource Allocation Ratio
Use this feature to set the Memory-Mapped IO resource-allocation ratio (from
0-8). The CPU1 default setting is 3, and for CPU2 is 1.
IIO UniPhy Disable
Select Yes to hide the entire UNIFY in the L2 cache. The options are No, Yes,
and Yes w/Memory Hot Add.
Memory Configuration
This section displays the following Integrated Memory Controller (IMC) information.
DDR Speed
Use this feature to force a DDR4 memory module to run at a frequency other
than what is specified in the specification. The options are Auto, 1067, 1333,
1600, 1867, and 2133.
ODT (On-Die Termination) Timing Mode
Use this feature to configure the timing mode setting for the ODT (On-Die Termination) where the termination resistor for impedance matching in transmission
lines is located inside a chip instead of on a printed circuit board. The options
are Aggressive Timing and Conservative Timing.
MxB Rank Sharing Mapping
Use this feature to select the address-mapping setting for memory-rank sharing
to enhance extended multimedia platform performance. The options are Maximum Performance and Maximum Margin.
LRDIMM (Load-Reduction DIMM) Module Delay
When this item is set to Disabled, the MRC (Memory Regulator Controller) will
not use SPD bytes 90-95 for module delay on LRDIMM memory. The options
are Disabled and Auto.
Data Scrambling
Select Enabled to enable data scrambling to enhance system performance and
data integrity. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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VMSE Lockstep Mode
Select Enabled to support the VMSE Lockstep mode, which will support Lock
step mode for the Intel Scalable Memory Interconnect 2 (Intel SMI 2) controller.
The options are 1 vs 1, and Mode 2 vs 1 Mode.
CECC WA CH Mask
Use this feature to select the memory channel bitmask to apply Correctable ECC
(CECC) workaround, one bit per channel. Select a value between 0 to 15. Value
2 applies WA on CH1, 3 on CH0 and CH1 and so forth. The default setting is 10.
HA (Hash Mode) Early Write Post Mode
Select Enable to support memory hash-method-comparison mode when the
system is running at the early stage of POST (Power-On-Self-Test). The options
are is Enable and Disable.
Command 2 Data Tuning
Select Enabled to fine-tune electrical command paths from the host system to
the memory-extension buffer (MXB). The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Closed Loop Thermal Throttling
Select Enabled to support Closed-Loop Thermal Throttling which will improve
reliability and reduces CPU power consumption via automatic voltage control
while the CPU are in idle states. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Normal Operation Duration
Use this feature to select the normal operation duration interval. The default
value is 1024.
VMSE Clock Stop
Select Enabled to de-activate the clock driver for the Intel Scalable Memory
Interconnect 2 (Intel SMI 2) controller. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Memory Topology
This item displays the status of each DIMM module as detected by the BIOS.
•Jordon Creek Revision ID
•Node
•Channel
•DIMM Frequency
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Memory RAS (Reliability_Availability_Serviceability)
Configuration (Available when a DIMM module is detected in a
memory slot specified)
Use this submenu to configure the following Memory RAS settings.
Memory RAS Configuration Setup
Current Memory Mode
This item displays the current memory mode. The default setting is Independent.
Mirroring
This item indicates if memory mirroring is supported by the motherboard. Memory
mirroring creates a duplicate copy of the data stored in the memory to enhance
data security.
Sparing
This item indicates if memory sparing is supported by the motherboard. Memory
sparing enhances system performance.
Memory Rank Sparing
This item indicates if memory rank sparing is supported by the motherboard. Memory
rank sparing enhances system memory performance. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Spare Error/Memory Correctable Thr (Threshold)
Use this feature to set the correctable error threshold for spare memory modules.
The default setting is 10.
Leaky Bucket Low Bit
Use this feature to set the Low Bit value for the Leaky Bucket algorithm which
is used to check the data transmissions between CPU sockets and the memory
controller. The default setting is 40.
Leaky Bucket High Bit
Use this feature to set the High Bit value for the Leaky Bucket algorithm which
is used to check the data transmissions between CPU sockets and the memory
controller. The default setting is 41.
CPU1 MC1 Spare/CPU2 MC1 Spare/CPU3 MC1 Spare/CPU4 MC1 Spare
(Available when Memory Rank Sparing is set to Enabled)
Select Enabled to enable memory sparing support for a memory module installed
on a memory channel specified by a user for memory performance enhancement.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Memory Interleaving
Use this feature to set the DIMM memory interleaving mood. The options are
NUMA (1-way) Node Interleave, 2-way Node Interleave, 4-way Interleave, 8 Way
Interleaving, Inter-socket, and Auto.
Socket Interleave Below 4GB
Select Enabled for the memory above the 4G Address space to be split between
two sockets. The options are Enable and Disable.
Channel Interleaving
Use this feature to set the DIMM channel interleaving mood. The options are Auto,
1-Way Interleave, 2-Way Interleave, 3-Way Interleave, and 4-Way Interleave.
Rank Interleaving
Use this feature to select a rank memory interleaving method. The options are
Auto, 1-Way Interleave, 2-Way Interleave, 3-Way Interleave, 4-Way Interleave,
and 8-Way Interleave.
Patrol Scrub (Available when it is supported by the hardware components)
Patrol Scrubbing is a process that allows the CPU to correct correctable memory
errors detected on a memory module and send the correction to the requestor (the
original source). When this item is set to Enable, read-and-write will be performed
every 16K cycles per cache line if there is no delay caused by internal processing.
The options are Enable and Disable.
Demand Scrub
Demand Scrubbing is a process that allows the CPU to correct correctable memory
errors found on a memory module. When the CPU or I/O issues a demand-read
command, and the read data from memory turns out to be a correctable error, the
error is corrected and sent to the requestor (the original source). Memory is updated
as well. Select Enable to use Demand Scrubbing for ECC memory correction. The
options are Enable and Disable.
Device Tagging
Select Enable to support device tagging. The options are Disable, Rank SDDC,
and Bank SDDC.
A7 Mode
Select Enabled to support A7 (Addressing) Mode to improve memory performance.
The options are Disable and Enable.
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DDDC Support
Select Enabled to enable Double-Device Data Correction (DDDC) support for the
error-correction codes to correct memory errors caused by two failed DRAM devices.
The options are Disabled, Rank DDDC, and Bank DDDC.
DDDC Wirekill (Available when DDDC support is set to Rank DDDC)
Select Enabled for Double-Device Data Correction (DDDC) Wire-kill support which
will disable the wire connection between two DRAM devices when they fail. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
DDDC Wirekill (Wire-Kill) Threshold (Available when DDDC support is set to
Rank DDDC, and DDDC Wirekill is set to Enabled)
Use this feature to set the DDDC Wirekill threshold. When the memory errors reach
the threshold,wire-connections between the failed DRAM modules will be disconnected. The Default setting is 2.
Memory Mirroring
Select Enable to enable memory-mirroring support which will create a duplicate
copy of the data stored in the memory to enhance data security. The options are
Disable and Full CH Mirroring.
Mirror Scrub (Available when Memory Mirroring is set to Enable)
Select Enable for Mirror Scrubbing support which will allow the CPU to correct correctable memory errors found on a memory module when the memory scheme is
set to Memory MIrroring. The options are Enable and Disable.
CPU1 MC1 Mirror/CPU2 MC1 Mirror/CPU3 MC1 Mirror/CPU4 MC1 Mirror
(Unavailable when Memory Mirror is set to Disbled)
Select Enabled to enable memory sparing support for a memory module installed
on a memory channel specified by a user for memory performance enhancement.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
South Bridge
This feature is used to configure Intel South Bridge settings.
USB Configuration
The following USB items will display.
•USB Module Version
•USB Devices
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Legacy USB Support (Available when USB Functions is not Disabled)
Select Enabled to support legacy USB devices. Select Auto to disable legacy support if USB devices are not present. Select Disabled to have USB devices available
for EFI (Extensive Firmware Interface) applications only. The settings are Disabled,
Enabled and Auto.
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
Select HiSpeed for the USB 2.0 controller to operate at the HiSpeed mode (480Mb
per second). Select FullSpeed for the USB 2.0 controller to operate at the Full Speed
mode (12Mb per second). The options are Full Speed, and HiSpeed.
EHCI Hand-Off
This item is for operating systems that do not support Enhanced Host Controller
Interface (EHCI) hand-off. When this item is enabled, EHCI ownership change will
be claimed by the EHCI driver. The settings are Enabled and Disabled.
Port 60/64 Emulation
Select Enabled for I/O port 60h/64h emulation support which will provide complete
USB keyboard legacy support for the operating system that does not support Legacy
USB devices. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
USB Controller 0 Enable
Select Enabled to enable USB Controller 0 which supports USB Port 0 to Port 7.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
USB Controller 1 Enable
Select Enabled to enable USB Controller 1 which supports USB Port 8 to Port 13.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
SATA
Configuration
When this submenu is selected, the AMI BIOS automatically detects the presence
of the SATA devices that are supported by the Intel PCH chip and displays the
following items:
SATA Controller
This item enables or disables the onboard SATA controller supported by the Intel
PCH chip. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Configure SATA as
Select IDE to configure a SATA drive specified by the user as an IDE drive. Select
AHCI to configure a SATA drive specified by the user as an AHCI drive. Select
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RAID to configure a SATA drive specified by the user as a RAID drive. The options
are IDE, AHCI, and RAID.
*If the item above "Configure SATA as" is set to AHCI, the following items
will display:
SATA Port 0~ Port 5
This item displays the information detected on the installed SATA drive on the
particular SATA port.
•Display of drive number and capacity as detected by the BIOS
Port 0~ Port 5
Select Enabled to enable a SATA port specified by the user. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
Port 0 ~ Port 5 Hot Plug
This feature designates the port specified for hot plugging. Set this item to Enabled for hot-plugging support, which will allow the user to replace a SATA disk
drive without shutting down the system. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Port 0 ~ Port 5 Spin Up Device
On an edge detect from 0 to 1, set this item to allow the PCH to initialize the
device. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
*If the item above "Configure SATA as" is set to IDE, the following items
will display:
Serial ATA Port 0~ Port 5
This item indicates that a SATA port specified by the user is not installed or not
present.
•Display of drive number and capacity as detected by the BIOS
*If the item above "Configure SATA as" is set to RAID, the following items
will display:
SATA RAID Option ROM Type
Use this item to select the device type for onboard SATA RAID Option ROM for
system boot. The options are EFI and Legacy.
Serial ATA Port 0~ Port 5
This item displays the information detected on the installed SATA drives on the
particular SATA port.
•Display of drive number and capacity as detected by the BIO
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Port 0~ Port 5
Select Enabled to enable a SATA port specified by the user. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
Hot Plug
This feature designates this port for hot plugging. Set this item to Enabled for
hot-plugging support, which will allow the user to replace a SATA drive without
shutting down the system. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Spin Up Device
On an edge detect from 0 to 1, set this item to allow the PCH to start a COMRESET initialization to the device. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
PCIe/PCI/PnP Configuration
PERR# Generation
Select Enabled to allow a PCI/PCI-E device to generate a PCI/PCI-E Parity-Error
(PERR) number for a PCI Bus Signal Error Event. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
SERR# Generation
Select Enabled to allow a PCI/PCI-E device to generate a System-Error (SERR)
number for a PCI Bus Signal Error Event. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
PCI AER (Advanced Error-Reporting) Support
Select Enabled to support Advanced Error-Reporting for onboard PCI devices. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
Above 4G Decoding (Available if the system supports 64-bit PCI decoding)
Select Enabled to decode a PCI device that supports 64-bit in the space above 4G
Address. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
SR-IOV Support (Available if the system supports Single-Root
Virtualization)
Select Enabled for Single-Root IO Virtualization support. 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.
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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.
ASPM Support
This feature allows the user to set the Active State Power Management (ASPM)
level for a PCI-E device. Select Force L0s to force all PCI-E links to operate at L0s
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 L0s, and Auto.
PCI-E ASPM (Global)
Select Per-Port to support the Active State Power Management (ASPM) level for
all PCI-E ports on the motherboard. Select L1 to force all PCI-E links to operate at
L1 state. The options are L1 Only, and Per-Port
MMIOH Size PerII0
Use this item to set the MMIO (Memory-Mapped I/O Hub) size for each IIO
device. The options are 0x8_00000000 (32GB), 0x10_00000000 (64GB),
0x20_00000000 (128GB), 0x40_00000000 (256GB), 0x80_00000000 (512GB),
and 0x100_00000000 (1024GB).
MMIOHBase
Use this item to select the base memory size according to memory-address
mapping for the IO hub. The base memory size must be between 4032G to
4078G. The options are 0x3800_00000000 (56T), 0x2800_00000000 (40T), and
0x1800_00000000 (24T).
Resource Auto Adjust
Select Enable for the PCI resource-requests for each CPU socket to be automatically adjusted on a need basis when the PCI resource allocator fails. The options
are Enable and Disable.
Warning: Enabling ASPM support may cause some PCI-E devices to fail!
PCI Devices Option ROM Settiing
CPU1 SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 x16 OPROM/CPU1 SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 x8 OPROM/
CPU2 SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 x16 OPROM/CPU2 SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 x8 OPROM/
Use this feature to select the type of device installed on a slot specified by the user
for the system to boot from. The options are EFI, Legacy and Disabled.
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Video
This feature controls how the system executes UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware
Interface), and legacy Option ROM. Select Legacy Only to boot the system using a
legacy video device. The options are Do not launch, UEFI Only and Legacy Only.
VGA Priority
This feature allows the user to select the graphics adapter to be used as the primary
boot device. The options are Onboard and Offboard.
Onboard LAN Option ROM Type
Use this item to select the device type for onboard LAN Option ROM for system
boot. The options are EFI and Legacy.
Onboard LAN 1 OPROM/Onboard LAN 2 OPROM
Select iSCSI to use the iSCSI Option ROM to boot the computer using a iSCSI
network device. Select PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) to use an PXE Option ROM to boot the computer using a PXE network device. The default option
for Onboard LAN 1 is PXE and for Onboard LAN 2 is Disabled..
Load Onboard SAS Option ROM (Available for X10QBL-CT only)
Select EFI to load Onboard LSI SAS 3008 controller’s EFI driver or legacy to load
legacy option ROM driver. The options are Disabled, Legacy and EFI.
Network Stack
Select Enabled enable PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) or UEFI (Unified
Extensible Firmware Interface) for network stack support. The options are Disabled
and Enabled.
ACPI
Settings
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, reducing the dependency on other timestamp calculation devices, such as an x86 RDTSC Instruction embedded in the CPU. The High Performance Event Timer is used to replace
the 8254 Programmable Interval Timer. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
WHEA Support
Select Enabled to support the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) platform and provide a common infrastructure for the system to handle hardware errors
within the Windows OS environment to reduce system crashes and to enhance
system recovery and health monitoring. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Trusted Computing (Available when a TPM device is detected
by the BIOS)
*FOR TPM 1.2, the following items will display.
Configuration
Security Device Support
If this feature and the TPM jumper on the motherboard are both set to Enabled,
onboard security devices will be enabled for TPM (Trusted Platform Module) support to enhance data integrity and network security. Please reboot the system for
a change on this setting to take effect. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
TPM (Trusted-Platform Module) State
Select Enabled to enable TPM security settings to improve data integrity and
network security. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Pending Operation
Use this item to schedule a TPM-related operation to be performed by a security
device for system data integrity. The options are None, Enable Take Ownership,
Disable Take Ownership, and TPM Clear.
Note: The computer will reboot in order to execute the pending commands
and change the state of the security device.
Current Status Information: This item displays the information regarding the
current TPM status.
TPM Enable Status
This item displays the status of TPM Support to indicate if TPM is currently
enabled or disabled.
TPM Active Status
This item displays the status of TPM Support to indicate if TPM is currently active or deactivated.
TPM Owner Status
This item displays the status of TPM Ownership.
TXT Support
Intel TXT (Trusted Execution Technology) helps protect against software-based attacks and ensures protection, confidentiality and integrity of data stored or created
on the system. Use this feature to enable or disable TXT support. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
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*FOR TPM 2.0, the following items will display.
Configuration
Security Device Support
If this feature and the TPM jumper on the motherboard are both set to Enabled,
onboard security devices will be enabled for TPM (Trusted Platform Module) support to enhance data integrity and network security. Please reboot the system for
a change on this setting to take effect. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
*If the item above set to Enabled, the following information will display.
Active PCR banks
Available PCR banks
SHA-1 PCR Bank
Use this item to disable or enable the SHA-1 Platform Configuration Register
(PCR) bank for the installed TPM device. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
SHA256 PCR Bank
Use this item to disable or enable the SHA256 Platform Configuration Register
(PCR) bank for the installed TPM device. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Pending Operation
Use this item to schedule a TPM-related operation to be performed by a security
device for system data integrity. Your system will reboot to carry out a pending
TPM operation. The options are None and TPM Clear.
Platform Hierarchy
Use this item to disable or enable platform hierarchy for platform protection. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
Storage Hierarchy
Use this item to disable or enable storage hierarchy for cryptographic protection.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Endorsement Hierarchy
Use this item to disable or enable endorsement hierarchy for privacy control.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
TPM2.0 UEFI Spec Version
Use this feature to specify the TPM UEFI spec version. TCG 1.2 has support for
Win2012, Win8, and Win10. TCG 2 has support for Win10 or later. The options
are TCG_1_2 and TCG_2.
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Device Select
Use this feature to select the TPM version. TPM 1.2 will restrict support to TPM
1.2 devices. TPM 2.0 will restrict support for TPM 2.0 devices. Select Auto to
enable support for both versions. The default setting is Auto.
TXT Support
Intel TXT (Trusted Execution Technology) helps protect against software-based attacks and ensures protection, confidentiality and integrity of data stored or created
on the system. Use this feature to enable or disable TXT support. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
Note: For more information on TPM, please refer to the TPM manual at
http://www.supermicro.com/manuals/other/TPM.pdf.
ME (Management Engine) Subsystem
This feature displays the following ME Subsystem Configuration settings.
General ME Configuration
Operational Firmware Version
Recovery Firmware Version
ME Firmware Features
ME Firmware Status #1
ME Firmware Status #2
Current State
Error Code
Super IO Configuration
Super IO Chip: This item displays the Super IO chip used in the motherboard.
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 item displays the settings of Serial Port 1 (COM).
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Change Port 1 Settings
This option specifies the base I/O port address and the Interrupt Request address
of Serial Port 1 (COM). Select Disabled to prevent the serial port from accessing
any system resources. When this option is set to Disabled, the serial port becomes
unavailable. The options are Auto, IO=3F8h; IRQ=4; IO=3F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
9, 10, 11, 12; IO=2F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; IO=3E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 9, 10, 11, 12; IO=2E8h; IRQ=IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12.
Serial Port 2 Configuration
Serial Port
Select Enabled to enable a serial port specified by the user. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Change Port 2 Settings
This option specifies the base I/O port address and the Interrupt Request address
of Serial Port 2 (SOL). Select Disabled to prevent the serial port from accessing
any system resources. When this option is set to Disabled, the serial port becomes
unavailable. The options are Auto, O=2F8h; IRQ=4; IO=3F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9,
10, 11, 12; IO=2F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12; IO=3E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
9, 10, 11, 12; IO=2E8h; IRQ=IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12.
Serial Port 2 Attribute
Use this feature to select the attribute for this serial port. The options are SOL
(Serial Over LAN), and COM.
Serial Port Console Redirection
COM 1
COM 1 Console Redirection
Select Enabled to enable COM Port 1 Console Redirection, which will allow a client
machine to be connected to a host machine at a remote site for networking. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
*If the item above set to Enabled, the following items will become available for
configuration:
COM1 Console Redirection Settings
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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 item 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, 38400, 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
Use this item 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 and Hardware RTS/CTS.
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
Select Enabled to enable VT-UTF8 Combination Key support for ANSI/VT100
terminals. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Recorder Mode
Select Enabled to capture the data displayed on a terminal and send it as text
messages to a remote server. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Resolution 100x31
Select Enabled for extended-terminal resolution support. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Legacy OS Redirection Resolution
Use this item to select the number of rows and columns used in Console Redirection for legacy OS support. The options are 80x24 and 80x25.
Putty KeyPad
This feature selects Function Keys and KeyPad settings for Putty, which is a
terminal emulator designed for the Windows OS. The options are VT100, LINUX,
XTERMR6, SCO, ESCN, and VT400.
Redirection After BIOS POST
Use this feature to enable or disable legacy Console Redirection after BIOS
POST. When the option-Bootloader is selected, legacy Console Redirection is
disabled before booting the OS. When the option- Always Enable is selected,
legacy Console Redirection remains enabled upon OS bootup. The options are
Always Enable and Bootloader.
COM2/SOL
Console Redirection
Select Enabled to use the SOL port for Console Redirection. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
*If the item above set to Enabled, the following items will become available for
user's configuration:
COM2/SOL Console Redirection Settings
Use this feature to specify how the host computer will exchange data with the client
computer, which is the remote computer used by the user.
Terminal Type
Use this feature 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.
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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, 38400, 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
Use this feature 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 data-sending when the
receiving buffer is empty. The options are None and Hardware RTS/CTS.
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
Select Enabled to enable VT-UTF8 Combination Key support for ANSI/VT100
terminals. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Recorder Mode
Select Enabled to capture the data displayed on a terminal and send it as text
messages to a remote server. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Resolution 100x31
Select Enabled for extended-terminal resolution support. The options are Disabled and Enabled. Legacy OS Redirection Resolution.
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Legacy OS Redirection Resolution
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.
Putty KeyPad
This feature selects Function Keys and KeyPad settings for Putty, which is a
terminal emulator designed for the Windows OS. The options are VT100, LINUX,
XTERMR6, SCO, ESCN, and VT400.
Redirection After BIOS POST
Use this feature to enable or disable legacy Console Redirection after BIOS
POST (Power-On Self-Test). When this feature is set to Bootloader, legacy
Console Redirection is disabled before booting the OS. When this feature is set
to Always Enable, legacy Console Redirection remains enabled upon OS boot.
The options are Always Enable and Bootloader..
EMS Console Redirection Settings
Out-of-Band Management Port
The feature selects a serial port in a client server to be used by the Windows
Emergency Management Services (EMS) to communicate with a remote host
server. The options are COM1 (Console Redirection) and COM2/SOL (Console
Redirection).
Terminal Type
Use this feature 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
This item sets the transmission speed for a serial port used in Console Redirection. Make sure that the same speed is used in both 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).
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Flow Control
Use this item to set the flow control for Console Redirection to prevent data
loss caused by buffer overflow. Send a "Stop" signal to stop data-sending when
the receiving buffer is full. Send a "Start" signal to start data-sending when
the receiving buffer is empty. The options are None, Hardware RTS/CTS, and
Software Xon/Xoff.
The setting for each these features is displayed:
Data Bits, Parity, Stop Bits
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4-4 Event Logs
Select the Event Logs tab to access the following submenu items.
Change SMBIOS Event Log Settings
This feature allows the user to configure SMBIOS Event settings.
Runtime Error Logging Support
Select Enabled to enable runtime error logging upon system boot. The options are
Auto, Enabled, and Disabled.
Enabling/Disabling Options
SMBIOS Event Log
Select Enabled to enable SMBIOS (System Management BIOS) event logging during system boot. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Erasing Settings
Erase Event Log
Select Enabled to erase the SMBIOS (System Management BIOS) event log, which
is completed before a event logging is initialized upon system reboot. The options
are No, Yes, Next reset, and Yes, Every reset.
When Log is Full
Select Erase Immediately to immediately erase SMBIOS error event logs that exceed the limit when the SMBIOS event log is full. Select Do Nothing for the system
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to do nothing when the SMBIOS event log is full. The options are Do Nothing and
Erase Immediately.
SMBIOS Event Log Standard Settings
Log System Boot Event
Select Enabled to log system boot events. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
MECI (Multiple Event Count Increment)
Enter the increment value for the multiple event counter. Enter a number from 1 to
255. The default setting is 1.
METW (Multiple Event Count Time Window)
This item allows the user to decide how long (in minutes) should the multiple event
counter wait before generating a new event log. Enter a number from 0 to 99. The
default setting is 60.
View SMBIOS Event Log
This item allows the user to view the event in the SMBIOS event log. Select this
item and press <Enter> to view the status of an event in the log. The following
categories are displayed:
•Date
•Time
•Error Code
•Severity
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4-5 IPMI
Select the IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) tab to access the following submenu items.
These items indicates your system IPMI firmware revision number and status.
•IPMI Firmware Revision
•Status of BMC
System Event Log
Enabling/Disabling Options
SEL Components
Select Enabled to enable all system event logging support at bootup. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Erasing Settings
Erase SEL
Select Yes, On next reset to erase all system event logs upon next system reboot.
Select Yes, On every reset to erase all system event logs upon each system reboot.
Select No to keep all system event logs after each system reboot. The options are
No, Yes, On next reset, and Yes, On every reset.
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When SEL is Full
This feature allows the user to determine what the BIOS should do when the system event log is full. Select Erase Immediately to erase all events in the log when
the system event log is full. The options are Do Nothing and Erase Immediately.
Note: Reboot the system for the changes to take effect.
BMC Network Configuration
The following items will be displayed:
•IPMI LAN Selection
•IPMI Network Link Status
Update IPMI LAN Configuration
Select Yes for the system BIOS to automatically reset the following IPMI settings
at next system boot. The options are Yes and No.
Configuration Address Source (Available when the item above - Update
IPMI LAN Configuration is set to Yes)
Use this item to select the IP address source for this computer. If Static is selected,
you will need to know the IP address of this computer and enter it to the system
manually in the field. If DHCP is selected, AMI BIOS will search for a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server attached to the network and request the
next available IP address for this computer. The options are DHCP Unspecified,
and Static.
Station IP Address
This item displays the Station IP address for this computer. This should be in decimal
and in dotted quad form (i.e., 192.168.10.253).
Subnet Mask
This item displays the sub-network that this computer belongs to. The value of each
three-digit number is separated by dots and it should not exceed 255.
Station MAC Address
This item displays the Station MAC address for this computer. Mac addresses are
6 two-digit hexadecimal numbers.
Gateway IP Address
This item displays the Gateway IP address for this computer. This should be in
decimal and in dotted quad form (i.e., 10.132.0.250).
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4-6 Security
This menu allows the user to configure the following security settings for the
system.
Password Check
Select Setup for the system to prompt for a password when the user's entering
the BIOS setup utility. Select Always for the system to prompt for a password at
bootup and when the user's entering the BIOS Setup utility. The options are Setup
and Always.
Administrator Password
Use this item to set the administrator password which is required to enter the
BIOS setup utility. The length of the password should be from 3 characters to 20
characters long.
User Password
Use this item to set a user password which is required to log into the system
and to enter the BIOS setup utility. The length of the password should be from 3
characters to 20 characters long.
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4-7 Boot
This submenu allows the user to configure the following boot settings for the
system.
Boot Mood Select
Use this item to configure boot mood select settings for the machine. The options
are Legacy, UEFI, and Dual.
Fixed Boot Order Priorities
This option prioritizes the order of bootable devices that the system to boot from.
Press [Enter] on each entry from top to bottom to select devices.
•Boot Order #1 through #15
Delete Boot Option
Use this item to select a boot device to delete from the boot priority list.
Delete Boot Option
Select the target boot device to delete from the boot option list.
Delete Driver Option
Use this item to select a driver to delete from the boot priority list.
Delete Driver Option
Select the target driver to delete.
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Network Drive BBS Priorities (Available when a device is installed in this
drive)
This item sets the boot sequence of available network boot drives.
•Boot Order #1
UEFI Application Boot Priorities (Available when a device is installed in
this drive)
•UEFI Boot Order #1
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4-8 Save & Exit
This submenu allows the user to configure the Save and Exit settings for the
system.
Discard Changes and Exit
Select this option to quit the BIOS setup without making any changes to the system
configuration. Select Discard Changes and Exit, and press <Enter>. When the dialog
box appears, asking you if you want to exit the BIOS setup without saving, select
Yes to quit BIOS without saving the changes.
Save Changes and Reset
When completing the system configuration changes, select this option to save the
changes and reboot the computer so that the new system configuration settings
can take effect.
Save Options
Save Changes
Select this option and press <Enter> to save all changes you've made so far and
return to the AMI BIOS utility. When the dialog box appears, asking you if you want
to save configuration, select Yes to save the changes, or select No to return to the
BIOS without making changes.
Discard Changes
Select this feature and press <Enter> to discard all the changes and return to the
BIOS setup. When the dialog box appears, asking you if you want to load previ-
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ous values, select Yes to load the values previous saved, or select No to keep the
changes you've made so far.
Restore Optimized Defaults
Select this feature and press <Enter> to load the optimized default settings that
help optimize system performance. When the dialog box appears, asking you if you
want to load the factory defaults, select Yes to load the optimized default settings,
or select No to abandon optimized defaults.
Save as User Defaults
Select this feature and press <Enter> to save the current settings as the user's
defaults. When the dialog box appears, asking you if you want to save values as
user's defaults, select Yes to save the current values as user's default settings, or
select No to keep the defaults previously saved as the user's defaults.
Restore User Defaults
Select this feature and press <Enter> to load the user's defaults previously saved in
the system. When the dialog box appears, asking you if you want to restore user's
defaults, select Yes to restore the user's defaults previously saved in the system,
or select No to abandon the user's defaults that were previously saved.
Boot Override
This feature allows the user to override the Boot Option Priority sequence set in the
Boot menu, and boot the system with one of the listed devices instead.
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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 at each
system boot, errors may occur.
Non-fatal errors are those which, in most cases, allow the system to continue to
boot. The error messages normally appear on the screen.
Fatal errors will not allow the system to continue with bootup procedure. 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
Motherboard BIOS Error Beep Codes
Beep Code/LED
1 beep
Error Message
Refresh
Description
Ready to boot
5 short beeps + 1 long beep
Memory error
No memory detected in the system
5 beeps
No Con-In or No ConOut devices
Con-In includes USB or PS/2 keyboard, PCI or Serial Console Redirection, IPMI KVM or SOL.
Con-Out includes Video Controller,
PCI or Serial Console Redirection,
IPMI SOL.
1 beep per device
Refresh
1 beep or each USB device detected
IPMI Error Codes
1 Continuous Beep
System OH
System Overheat
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Appendix B: Software Installation Instructions
Appendix B
Software Installation Instructions
B-1 Installing Software Programs
The Supermicro ftp site contains drivers and utilities for your system at ftp://ftp.
supermicro.com. Some of these must be installed, such as the chipset driver.
After accessing the ftp site, go into the CDR_Images directory and locate the ISO
file for your motherboard. Download this file to create a CD/DVD of the drivers and
utilities it contains. (You may also use a utility to extract the ISO file if preferred.)
Another option is to go to the Supermicro Website at http://www.supermicro.com/
products/. Find the product page for your motherboard here, where you may download individual drivers and utilities.
After creating a CD/DVD with the ISO files, insert the disk into the CD/DVD drive
on your system and the display shown below should appear.
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
Note 1: Click the icons showing a hand writing on paper to view the
readme files for each item. Click the computer icons to the right of these
items to install each item (from top to the bottom) one at a time. After
installing each item, you must re-boot the system before moving on
to the next item on the list. The bottom icon with a CD on it allows you
to view the entire contents.
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 5
The Supermicro SuperDoctor 5 is a hardware monitoring program that functions in
a command-line or web-based interface in Windows and Linux operating systems.
The program monitors system health information such as CPU temperature, system
voltages, system power consumption, fan speed, and provides alerts via email or
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
SuperDoctor 5 comes in local and remote management versions and can be used
with Nagios to maximize your system monitoring needs. With SuperDoctor 5 Management Server (SSM Server), you can remotely control power on/off and reset
chassis intrusion for multiple systems with SuperDoctor 5 or IPMI. SD5 Management Server monitors HTTP, FTP, and SMTP services to optimize the efficiency of
your operation.
Note: The default User Name and Password for SuperDoctor 5 is admin/
admin.
Note: The SuperDoctor 5 program and User’s Manual can be downloaded
from the Supermicro web site at http://www.supermicro.com/products/nfo/
sms_sd5.cfm. For Linux, we recommend that you use the SuperDoctor II
application instead.
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Appendix C: UEFI BIOS Recovery
Appendix C
UEFI BIOS Recovery Instructions
Warning: Do not upgrade the BIOS unless your system has a BIOS-related issue.
Flashing the wrong BIOS can cause irreparable damage to the system. In no event shall
Supermicro be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages
arising from a BIOS update. If you need to update the BIOS, do not shut down or reset
the system while the BIOS is updating to avoid possible boot failure.
C-1 An Overview to the UEFI BIOS
The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) provides a software-based interface between the operating system and the platform firmware in the pre-boot
environment. The UEFI specification supports an architecture-independent mechanism for add-on card initialization to allow the UEFI OS loader, which is stored in
the add-on card, to boot the system. The UEFI offers a clean, hands-off control to
a computer system at bootup.
C-2 How to Recover the UEFI BIOS Image (-the Main
BIOS Block)
A UEFI BIOS flash chip consists of a recovery BIOS block and a main BIOS block (a
main BIOS image). The boot block contains critical BIOS codes, including memory
detection and recovery codes for the user to flash a new BIOS image if the original
main BIOS image is corrupted. When the system power is on, the boot block codes
execute first. Once it is completed, the main BIOS code will continue with system
initialization and bootup.
Note: Follow the BIOS recovery instructions below for BIOS recovery
when the main BIOS boot crashes. However, when the BIOS boot block
crashes, you will need to follow the procedures below for BIOS recovery.
C-3 To Recover the Main BIOS Block Using a USBAttached Device
This feature allows the user to recover a BIOS image using a USB-attached device
without additional utilities used. A USB flash device such as a USB Flash Drive, or
a USB CD/DVD ROM/RW device can be used for this purpose. However, a USB
Hard Disk drive cannot be used for BIOS recovery at this time.
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The file system supported by UEFI is FAT (including FAT12, FAT16, and FAT32)
installed on a bootable or non-bootable USB-attached device. However, the BIOS
might need several minutes to locate the SUPER.ROM file if the media size becomes too large because it contains too many folders and files.
To perform UEFI BIOS recovery using a USB-attached device, follow the instructions below.
1. Using a different machine, copy the "Super.ROM" binary image file into the
disc Root "\" Directory of a USB device or a writeable CD/DVD.
Note: If you cannot locate the "Super.ROM" file in your driver disk, visit
our website at www.supermicro.com to download the BIOS image into
a USB flash device and rename it "Super.ROM" for BIOS recovery use.
2. Insert the USB device that contains the new BIOS image ("Super.ROM") into
your USB drive and power on the system
3. While powering on the system, please keep pressing <Ctrl> and <Home> simultaneously on your keyboard until the following screen (or a screen similar
to the one below) displays.
Warning!! Please stop pressing the <Ctrl> and <Home> keys immediately when you
see the screen (or a similar screen) below; otherwise, it will trigger a system reboot.
Note: On the other hand, if the following screen displays, please load the
"Super.ROM" file to the root folder and connect this folder to the system.
(You can do so by inserting a USB device that contains the new "Super.
ROM" image to your machine for BIOS recovery.)
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4. After locating the new BIOS binary image, the system will enter the BIOS
Recovery menu as shown below.
Note: At this point, you may decide if you want to start with BIOS recovery.
If you decide to proceed with BIOS recovery, follow the procedures below.
5. When the screen as shown above displays, using the arrow key, select the
item "Proceed with flash update" and press the <Enter> key. You will see the
progress of BIOS recovery as shown in the screen below.
Note: Do not interrupt the process of BIOS flashing until it is completed.
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6. After the process of BIOS recovery is completed, press any key to reboot the
system.
7. Using a different system, extract the BIOS package into a bootable USB flash
drive.
8. When a DOS prompt appears, enter FLASH.BAT BIOSname.### at the
prompt.
Note: Do not interrupt this process until BIOS flashing is completed.
9. After seeing the message that BIOS update is completed, unplug the AC
power cable from the power supply to clear the CMOS, and then plug the AC
power cable in the power supply again to power on the system.
10.Press <Del> continuously to enter the BIOS Setup utility.
11. Press <F3> to load default settings.
12.After loading default settings, press <F4> to save the settings and exit the
BIOS Setup utility.
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medical equipment, nuclear facilities or systems, aircraft, aircraft devices, aircraft/emergency communication devices or other critical systems whose failure to perform be reasonably expected to result
in significant injury or loss of life or catastrophic property damage. Accordingly, Supermicro disclaims
any and all liability, and should buyer use or sell such products for use in such ultra-hazardous applications, it does so entirely at its own risk. Furthermore, buyer agrees to fully indemnify, defend
and hold Supermicro harmless for and against any and all claims, demands, actions, litigation, and
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