MAXDATA PLATINUM 7200 IR M6 User`s manual

MAXDATA PLATINUM 7200 IR M6
User’s Manual
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Contents
Contents
1 Safety Information
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Safety Warnings and Cautions ................................................................................................................7
Intended Application Uses ......................................................................................................................7
General Warnings ....................................................................................................................................8
Place Battery Marking ........................................................................................................................8
Site Selection ..........................................................................................................................................9
Equipment Handling Practices ................................................................................................................9
Power Cord Warnings ...........................................................................................................................10
System Access Warnings .....................................................................................................................10
Rack Mount Warnings ...........................................................................................................................11
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) ................................................................................................................11
Other Hazards .......................................................................................................................................11
Battery Replacement........................................................................................................................11
Cooling and Airflow ..........................................................................................................................11
Laser Peripherals or Devices ............................................................................................................12
2 Platform Description
13
Platform Features ..................................................................................................................................14
Platform Front .......................................................................................................................................15
Standard Control Panel ..........................................................................................................................16
Local Control Panel ................................................................................................................................18
Platform Rear ........................................................................................................................................20
Processors .............................................................................................................................................21
Plug-in Voltage Regulator Module (VRM) Converters ...........................................................................21
System Memory ....................................................................................................................................21
Available Memory Configurations ....................................................................................................22
Power Subsystem .................................................................................................................................24
Power Supply Modules ....................................................................................................................24
Cooling Subsystem ...............................................................................................................................26
Hot-swap PCI Slots ...............................................................................................................................26
Peripherals .............................................................................................................................................27
Hot-Swap SCSI Hard Disk Drive Support .........................................................................................27
Removable Media Drive Bay Support ..............................................................................................27
5 ¼-inch Half-height Drive Bay .........................................................................................................27
Platform Board Set ................................................................................................................................28
Main Board ............................................................................................................................................29
RAID Support ........................................................................................................................................31
Memory Board ......................................................................................................................................32
3 Starting Up and Shutting Down the Server
33
Plugging the Server into AC Power .......................................................................................................33
Powering On the Server ........................................................................................................................33
Shutting Down the Server .....................................................................................................................34
4 Server Platform Utilities
35
BIOS Setup Utility .................................................................................................................................35
BIOS Setup Utility Page Layout .............................................................................................................35
Keyboard Commands ............................................................................................................................36
Console Redirection ..............................................................................................................................37
Serial Configuration Settings .................................................................................................................37
Keystroke Mappings ..............................................................................................................................38
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Setup Alias Keys ....................................................................................................................................38
Limitations .............................................................................................................................................38
Interface to Server Management ..........................................................................................................38
Sample Setup for Console Redirection .................................................................................................38
Server Configuration.........................................................................................................................38
Console Configuration ......................................................................................................................39
LSI Logic MPT SCSI Utility ....................................................................................................................40
System Configuration Wizard (SCW) .....................................................................................................42
Starting the System Configuration Wizard ............................................................................................43
Using the Server Configuration Wizard Option .....................................................................................43
Configuring Channels ............................................................................................................................45
LAN Channel Configuration Screen 1 - LAN IP Setup ...........................................................................45
LAN Channel Configuration Screen 2 - Server Management and Serial Over LAN Setup ....................47
LAN Channel Configuration Screen 3 - LAN Alerting Setup ..................................................................48
Configuring the Serial/Modem Channel ................................................................................................49
Serial/Modem Configuration Screen 1 - Modem Setup ........................................................................49
Serial/Modem Configuration Screen 2 Configuring Remote Server Management Options for a Serial / Modem Connection ..........................50
Serial/Modem Configuration Screen 3 - Configuring Alerting over a Serial/Modem Connection ..........51
Select Users to Configure Screen .........................................................................................................52
Configure Users Screen ........................................................................................................................52
Configuring the Advanced Features ......................................................................................................54
Advanced Features Configuration Screen 1: SNMP, KVM, Telnet ........................................................54
SNMP Settings .................................................................................................................................54
KVM Settings ...................................................................................................................................54
Telnet Settings .................................................................................................................................54
Advanced Features Configuration Screen 2: HTTP Settings .................................................................55
Advanced Features Configuration Screen 3: SMTP Alert Settings .......................................................55
Saving the Configuration to a Disk ........................................................................................................56
Saving the Configuration to the Server .................................................................................................56
5 User Serviceable Platform Components
57
Tools and Supplies Needed ...................................................................................................................57
Removing and Installing the Top Cover .................................................................................................57
Removing the Top Cover..................................................................................................................58
Installing the Top Cover....................................................................................................................58
Hot-swapping a System Fan Assembly .................................................................................................59
Hot-swapping Hard Disk Drives ............................................................................................................60
Determining Drive Status .................................................................................................................60
Removing a Hard Disk Drive ............................................................................................................61
Mounting a Hard Disk Drive in a Carrier ...........................................................................................61
Installing a Hard Disk Drive Assembly..............................................................................................61
Hot-swapping Power Supplies ..............................................................................................................62
Removing a Power Supply ...............................................................................................................62
Installing a Power Supply .................................................................................................................62
Installing and Removing PCI Cards .......................................................................................................63
Removing Hot-plug PCI Card with Operating System Hot-Plug Interface........................................63
Removing Hot-plug PCI Card with Hardware Hot-Plug Interface .....................................................64
Installing a Hot-plug PCI Add-in Card................................................................................................65
Removing a Non-Hot-Plug PCI Card .................................................................................................66
Installing a Non-Hot-Plug PCI Card ...................................................................................................66
Installing and Removing the Fibre Channel Module ..............................................................................67
Removing the Fibre Channel Module ...............................................................................................67
Installing the Fibre Channel Module .................................................................................................68
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Installing and Removing Memory Boards .............................................................................................68
Removing Memory Board Air Baffle ................................................................................................69
Installing Memory Board Air Baffle ..................................................................................................69
Hot Removal of a Memory Board.....................................................................................................70
Hot Insertion of a Memory Board.....................................................................................................71
Cold Removal of Memory Board ......................................................................................................71
Cold Insertion of a Memory Board ...................................................................................................71
Installing and Removing DIMMs ...........................................................................................................72
Rules for Adding Memory ................................................................................................................72
Installing DIMMs ..............................................................................................................................73
Removing DIMMs ............................................................................................................................74
6 Replacing the CMOS Battery
75
7 Regulatory and Integration Information
77
Product Regulatory Compliance ............................................................................................................77
Product Safety Compliance ..............................................................................................................77
Product EMC Compliance .....................................................................................................................77
Product Regulatory Compliance Markings ............................................................................................77
Electromagnetic Compatibility Notices .................................................................................................77
Europe (CE Declaration of Conformity) ............................................................................................77
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Figures
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PLATINUM 7200 IR Server Front View ...........................................................................................13
Front Components ..........................................................................................................................15
Front Panel Controls and Indicators ................................................................................................16
Local Control Panel .........................................................................................................................18
Rear Platform Features ...................................................................................................................20
Power Supply Indicators..................................................................................................................25
Hard Disk Drive Carrier ....................................................................................................................27
Main Board Component Locations ..................................................................................................29
Hot-Plug Memory Board LEDs and Buttons....................................................................................32
Removing the Top Cover ................................................................................................................58
System Fan Location and Removal .................................................................................................59
Hard Disk Drive Carrier ....................................................................................................................60
Removing the Battery .....................................................................................................................76
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Safety Warnings and Cautions ..........................................................................................................7
Chassis Feature Summary ..............................................................................................................14
Front Components ..........................................................................................................................15
Front Panel Controls and Indicators ................................................................................................16
Local Control Panel .........................................................................................................................18
Rear Platform Features ...................................................................................................................20
Power Supply Indicators..................................................................................................................25
Power Indicator ...............................................................................................................................26
Attention Indicator ...........................................................................................................................26
Hard Disk Drive Carrier ....................................................................................................................27
Main Board Component Locations ..................................................................................................30
Hot-Plug Memory Board LEDs and Buttons....................................................................................32
BIOS Setup Utility Page Layout.......................................................................................................35
BIOS Setup: Keyboard Commands .................................................................................................36
Hard Disk Drive Carrier ....................................................................................................................60
Product Certification Markings ........................................................................................................77
Contents
1 Safety Information
This document applies to MAXDATA PLATINUM Server Boards, MAXDATA PLATINUM Server Chassis
(pedestal and rack-mount) and installed peripherals. To reduce the risk of bodily injury, electrical shock,
fire, and equipment damage, read this document and observe all warnings and precautions in this
guide before installing or maintaining your MAXDATA PLATINUM server product.
In the event of a conflict between the information in this document and information provided with the
product or on the website for a particular product, the product documentation takes precedence.
Your server should be integrated and serviced only by technically qualified persons.
You must adhere to the guidelines in this guide and the assembly instructions in your server manuals
to ensure and maintain compliance with existing product certifications and approvals. Use only the
described, regulated components specified in this guide. Use of other products/components will void
the UL Listing and other regulatory approvals of the product, and may result in noncompliance with
product regulations in the region(s) in which the product is sold.
Safety Warnings and Cautions
To avoid personal injury or property damage, before you begin installing the product, read, observe,
and adhere to all of the following safety instructions and information. The following safety symbols
may be used throughout the documentation and may be marked on the product and/or the product
packaging.
Table 1. Safety Warnings and Cautions
Indicates potential hazard if indicated information is ignored
Indicates shock hazard that results in serious injury or death if safety
instructions are not followed
Indicates hot components and surfaces
Indicates electrostatic discharge cautions
Indicates do not touch fan blades, may result in injury
Indicates to unplug all AC power cord(s) to disconnect AC power
Intended Application Uses
This product was evaluated as Information Technology Equipment (ITE), which may be installed in
offices, schools, computer rooms, and similar commercial type locations. The suitability of this product
for other product categories and environments (such as medical, industrial, residential, alarm systems,
and test equipment), other than an ITE application, may require further evaluation.
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General Warnings
The power supply in this product contains no user-serviceable parts. There may be
more than one supply in this product. Refer servicing only to qualified personnel.
Do not attempt to modify or use the supplied AC power cord if it is not the exact type
required. A product with more than one power supply will have a separate AC cord
for each supply.
The DC push-button on/off switch on the front panel does not turn off system AC
power. To remove power from the system, you must unplug each AC power cord
from the wall outlet or power supply.
Ensure that the system is disconnected from its power source and from all telecommunication links, networks, and modem lines whenever the chassis cover is to be
removed. This may require disconnecting multiple power cords. Do not operate the
system with the cover removed.
A microprocessor and heat sink may be hot if the system has been running. Also,
there may be sharp pins and edges on some board and chassis parts. Contact should
be made with care. Consider wearing protective gloves.
Danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same
or equivalent type recommended by the equipment manufacturer. Discard used
batteries according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Depending on the weight of the product, two people together should lift it.
The system is designed to operate in a typical office environment. Choose a site that
is:
• Clean and free of airborne particles (other than normal room dust).
• Well ventilated and away from sources of heat including direct sunlight.
• Away from sources of vibration or physical shock.
• Isolated from strong electromagnetic fields produced by electrical devices.
• In regions that are susceptible to electrical storms, we recommend you plug your
system into a surge suppresser and disconnect telecommunication lines to your
modem during an electrical storm.
• Provided with a properly grounded wall outlet.
• Provided with sufficient space to access the power supply cords, because they
serve as the product’s main power disconnect.
Place Battery Marking
There is insufficient space on this server board to provide instructions for replacing and disposing of
the battery. For system safety certification, the following statement or equivalent statement may be
required to be placed permanently and legibly on the chassis near the battery.
CAUTION
Risk of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace with only the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used
batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Safety Information
Site Selection
The system is designed to operate in a typical office environment. Choose a site that is:
•
Clean, dry, and free of airborne particles (other than normal room dust).
•
Well-ventilated and away from sources of heat including direct sunlight and radiators.
•
Away from sources of vibration or physical shock.
•
Isolated from strong electromagnetic fields produced by electrical devices.
•
In regions that are susceptible to electrical storms, we recommend you plug your system
into a surge suppresser and disconnect telecommunication lines to your modem during an
electrical storm.
•
Provided with a properly grounded wall outlet.
•
Provided with sufficient space to access the power supply cord(s), because they serve as the
product’s main power disconnect.
Equipment Handling Practices
Reduce the risk of personal injury or equipment damage:
•
Conform to local occupational health and safety requirements when moving and lifting
equipment.
•
Use mechanical assistance or other suitable assistance when moving and lifting equipment.
•
To reduce the weight for easier handling, remove any easily detachable components.
CAUTION
The power button, indicated by the stand-by power marking, DOES NOT completely turn off the system
AC power, 5 V standby power is active whenever the system is plugged in. To remove power from
system, you must unplug the AC power cord from the wall outlet. Your system may use more than
one AC power cord. Make sure all AC power cords are unplugged. Make sure the AC power cord(s)
is/are unplugged before you open the chassis, or add or remove any non hot-plug components.
Do not attempt to modify or use an AC power cord if it is not the exact type required. A separate AC
cord is required for each system power supply.
Some power supplies in MAXDATA PLATINUM Servers use Neutral Pole Fusing. To avoid risk of
shock use CAUTION when working with power supplies that use Neutral Pole Fusing.
The power supply in this product contains no user-serviceable parts. Do not open the power supply.
Hazardous voltage, current and energy levels are present inside the power supply. Return to
manufacturer for servicing.
When replacing a hot-plug power supply, unplug the power cord to the power supply being replaced
before removing it from the server.
To avoid risk of electric shock, turn off the server and disconnect the power cord, telecommunications
systems, networks, and modems attached to the server before opening it.
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Power Cord Warnings
If an AC power cord was not provided with your product, purchase one that is approved for use in
your country.
CAUTION
To avoid electrical shock or fire, check the power cord(s) that will be used with the product as
follows:
•
Do not attempt to modify or use the AC power cord(s) if they are not the exact type required to
fit into the grounded electrical outlets
•
The power cord(s) must meet the following criteria:
-
The power cord must have an electrical rating that is greater than that of the electrical
current rating marked on the product.
-
The power cord must have safety ground pin or contact that is suitable for the electrical
outlet.
•
The power supply cord(s) is/are the main disconnect device to AC power. The socket outlet(s)
must be near the equipment and readily accessible for disconnection.
•
The power supply cord(s) must be plugged into socket-outlet(s) that is /are provided with a
suitable earth ground.
System Access Warnings
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury or property damage, the following safety instructions apply whenever accessing
the inside of the product:
•
Turn off all peripheral devices connected to this product.
•
Turn off the system by pressing the power button to off.
•
Disconnect the AC power by unplugging all AC power cords from the system or wall outlet.
•
Disconnect all cables and telecommunication lines that are connected to the system.
•
Retain all screws or other fasteners when removing access cover(s). Upon completion of
accessing inside the product, refasten access cover with original screws or fasteners.
•
Do not access the inside of the power supply. There are no serviceable parts in the power
supply. Return to manufacturer for servicing.
•
Power down the server and disconnect all power cords before adding or replacing any non hotplug component.
•
When replacing a hot-plug power supply, unplug the power cord to the power supply being
replaced before removing the power supply from the server.
CAUTION
If the server has been running, any installed processor(s) and heat sink(s) may be hot. Unless you
are adding or removing a hot-plug component, allow the system to cool before opening the covers.
To avoid the possibility of coming into contact with hot component(s) during a hot-plug installation,
be careful when removing or installing the hot-plug component(s).
CAUTION
To avoid injury do not contact moving fan blades. If your system is supplied with a guard over the
fan, do not operate the system without the fan guard in place.
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Rack Mount Warnings
The equipment rack must be anchored to an unmovable support to prevent it from tipping when a
server or piece of equipment is extended from it. The equipment rack must be installed according to
the rack manufacturer’s instructions.
Install equipment in the rack from the bottom up, with the heaviest equipment at the bottom of the
rack.
Extend only one piece of equipment from the rack at a time.
You are responsible for installing a main power disconnect for the entire rack unit. This main disconnect
must be readily accessible, and it must be labeled as controlling power to the entire unit, not just to
the server(s).
To avoid risk of potential electric shock, a proper safety ground must be implemented for the rack
and each piece of equipment installed in it.
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
CAUTION
ESD can damage disk drives, boards, and other parts. We recommend that you perform all procedures
at an ESD workstation. If one is not available, provide some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic
wrist strap attached to chassis ground - any unpainted metal surface - on your server when handling
parts.
Always handle boards carefully. They can be extremely sensitive to ESD. Hold boards only by their
edges. After removing a board from its protective wrapper or from the server, place the board
component side up on a grounded, static free surface. Use a conductive foam pad if available but
not the board wrapper. Do not slide board over any surface
Other Hazards
Battery Replacement
CAUTION
There is the danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced. When replacing the battery, use
only the battery recommended by the equipment manufacturer.
Dispose of batteries according to local ordinances and regulations.
Do not attempt to recharge a battery.
Do not attempt to disassemble, puncture, or otherwise damage a battery.
Cooling and Airflow
CAUTION
Carefully route cables as directed to minimize airflow blockage and cooling problems. For proper
cooling and airflow, operate the system only with the chassis covers installed. Operating the system
without the covers in place can damage system parts. To install the covers:
1. Check first to make sure you have not left loose tools or parts inside the system.
2. Check that cables, add-in boards, and other components are properly installed.
3. Attach the covers to the chassis according to the product instructions.
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Laser Peripherals or Devices
CAUTION
To avoid risk of radiation exposure and/or personal injury:
• Do not open the enclosure of any laser peripheral or device.
• Laser peripherals or devices are not user serviceable.
• Return to manufacturer for servicing.
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Safety Information
2 Platform Description
The PLATINUM 7200 IR Server is a compact, high-density, rack-mount system with support for one
to four Intel® Xeon™ processors and 64 GB of DDR2 400 MHz SDRAM memory. The system is based
on the PLATINUM 7200 IR Server Board using the Intel® E8501 chipset. The platform supports hot
plug PCI-X and PCI-Express add-in cards; hot-swap, redundant power supply modules; hot swap,
redundant cooling fans, hot-plug memory with RAS features, and hot-swap hard disk drives. The
server platform is shown below.
Figure 1. PLATINUM 7200 IR Server Front View
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Platform Features
The platform features are outlined in the following table.
Table 2. Chassis Feature Summary
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Feature
Description
Dimensions (4U rackmount platform)
Height: 6.8 inches (173 mm)
Width: 17.6 inches (447 mm)
Depth: 27.8 inches (706 mm)
Weight of fully configured system: 90 lbs (40 kg)
Clearance
requirements
• Front clearance: 3 inches (76 mm)
• Side clearance: 1 inch (25 mm)
• Rear clearance: 6 inches (152 mm)
Configuration
flexibility/Scaleability
•
•
•
•
•
Serviceability
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Front access to hot-swap hard disk drives
Front access to hot-swap fans
Rear access to hot-swap power supplies
System power and system status LEDs
System ID buttons and LEDs on front panel and rear of system
Memory configuration and status LEDs
Processor failure LEDs
Color-coded parts to identify hot-swap and non-hot-swap serviceable
components
Availability
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Four hot-plug PCI-Express slots
One hot-plug PCI-X 133 MHz slot
Two PCI-X 100 MHz slots (not hot-swap)
Two 1470 W power supplies in a redundant (1+1) configuration
Dual power cords (1+1) when two power supplies are installed
Four hot-swap system fans in a redundant (2+2) configuration
Five hot-swap 1-inch Ultra-320 SCSI hard disk drives
Four hot-plug Memory Boards (operating system support required)
RAID on MotherBoard (ROMB) with a battery-backed DDR2 400 MHz
DIMM for disk cache
Manageability
• Server Management support through the Management Module - Professional or Management Module - Advanced
• Remote management
• Emergency Management Port (EMP)
• Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 1.5 compliant, partial
IPMI 2.0 compliance
• Wired For Management (WfM) 2.0 compliant
• Remote diagnostics support
Front control panel
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Support for one to four processors
Support for at least two generations of processors
Support for up to five Ultra 320 SCSI hard disk drives
Support for up to seven PCI adapters
Support for up to 64 GB Double Data Rate-2 (DDR-2) 400 MHz Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM) memory support
• Option for front control panel with or without a LCD
• Option for 2 Gbps Fibre Channel Module
• Choose either Management Module - Professional or Management
Module - Advanced
System power button and LED
System reset button
NMI button
System ID button and LED
Optional LCD
System status LED
Hard drive status LED
LAN1 and LAN2 status LEDs
Video connector
Three USB 2.0 ports
Platform Description
Platform Front
A
B
G
F
C
D
E
F
Figure 2. Front Components
Table 3. Front Components
Item
Description
A.
CD-ROM / DVD-ROM drive bay
B.
5 ¼ peripheral bay
C.
Video connector
D.
USB 2.0 ports
E.
Front control panel. Standard control panel shown.
F.
Hot-swap fan modules
G.
Hot-swap disk drives
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Standard Control Panel
The standard control panel provides a user interface for system management via switches and status
LEDs. The control panel also contains the speaker. Figure 3 shows the location of the buttons and
status LEDs on the standard control panel.
A
B
I
C D E
F
J
G
H
K
L
Figure 3. Front Panel Controls and Indicators
Table 4. Front Panel Controls and Indicators
Item
Feature
Description
Front Panel Connectors
A
Video connector
Video port, standard VGA compatible, 15-pin connector
B
Three USB connectors
Three USB 2.0 ports, 4-pin connectors
Front Panel Buttons and LED Indicators
C
Hard Drive Activity LED
(Green/Amber)
Indicates hard drive activity and fault status.
LED
D,
E
LAN1, LAN2 Status LEDs
(Green)
Description
Green, On
A hard drive is
being initialized.
Green, Blinking
A hard drive is
active.
Amber, On
Hard drive/slot
failure.
Amber, Slow Blinking
(~1 Hz)
A predictive hard
drive/slot failure or
rebuild in process.
Amber, Fast Blinking
(~2.5 Hz)
Hard drive rebuild
interrupted or
rebuild on empty
slot.
Indicates LAN activity status
LED
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State
State
Description
Off
Idle
On
Inactive
No Access
Blinking
Active
Access
Platform Description
Item
Feature
Description
F
System Status/Fault LED
(Green/Amber)
Indicates system status.
G
System Power LED
(Green)
LED
State
Description
Off
Not ready
AC Power Off,
POST error
Green, On
Ready
System booted
and ready
Green, Blinking
Degraded
CPU or DIMM
disabled
Amber, On
Critical Alarm
Critical Power
Supply, Blower,
Voltage, or
Temperature
failure
Amber, Blinking
Non-Critical
Alarm
Redundant Power
Supply or Blower
failure. NonCritical Blower,
Voltage, and
Temperature
failure.
Indicates system power status.
LED
State
ACPI
Off
Power off
No
On
Power on
No
Off
S4/S5
Yes
Blinking
S1
Yes
On
S0
Yes
H
System ID LED (Blue)
Identifies the system via server management or locally.
I
NMI button
Asserts NMI.
J
System Reset button
Press to reset the system.
K
System Power button
Press to turn the system power on or off.
L
System ID button
Press to turn the System ID LED on or off.
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Local Control Panel
A
B
C
D
E
M L K J I H G F
Figure 4. Local Control Panel
Table 5. Local Control Panel
Item
Feature
Description
A
LCD display
Video display
B
Scroll up button
Press to scroll up on the LCD.
C
Scroll down button
Press to scroll down on the LCD.
D
Back button
Press to move to the previous LCD screen.
E
Select button
Press to enter a command or select an option on the LCD.
F
System ID LED (Blue)
Helps identify the system via server management.
G
System Power LED (Green)
Indicates system power status.
Power off
ACPI: No
Off
Power on
ACPI: No
Off
S4 / S5
ACPI: Yes
Blinking
S1
ACPI: Yes
On
S0
ACPI: Yes
H
System Power button
Toggles system power
I
System Status/Fault LED
(Green/Amber)
Indicates system status.
J,K
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Off
LAN1, LAN2 Status LEDs
(Green)
Off
Not ready
AC power off, POST error
Green, On
Ready
System booted and ready
Green, Blinking
Degraded
Processor or DIMM disabled
Amber, On
Critical
Alarm
Critical power supply, blower,
voltage, or temperature failure
Amber, Blinking
Non-Critical
Alarm
Redundant power supply or
blower failure.
Non-critical blower, voltage, or
temperature failure.
Indicates LAN activity status.
Off
Idle
On
Inactive
No access
Blinking
Active
Access
Platform Description
Item
Feature
Description
L
Hard Drive Status LED
(Green/Amber)
Indicates hard drive activity and fault status.
M
System Reset button
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On
A hard drive is being
initialized.
Green
Blinking
A hard drive is active.
Amber
On
Hard drive/slot failure.
Amber
Slow
Blinking
(~1 Hz)
A predictive hard drive/slot
failure or rebuild in process.
Amber
Fast Blinking
(~2.5 Hz)
Hard drive rebuild interrupted
or rebuild on empty slot.
Resets the system.
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Platform Rear
Figure 5 shows the features on the chassis back panel.
B
A
1
2
3
4
C
5
6
7
K
I
E
F G
D
H1
J
L
H2
Figure 5. Rear Platform Features
Table 6. Rear Platform Features
Item
Description
A
Serial port connector. Emergency Management Port access is provided through the serial port.
B
PCI Slots
Slot 1
20
PCI-Express x8 (hot-plug)
Slot 2
PCI-X 133 MHz, 64-bit (hot-plug)
Slot 3
PCI-Express x4 (hot-plug)
Slot 4
PCI-Express x4 (hot-plug)
Slot 5
PCI-Express x4 (hot-plug)
Slot 6
PCI-X 100 MHz, 64-bit (not hot-plug)
Slot 7
PCI-X 100 MHz, 64-bit (not hot-plug)
C
External SCSI connector. The external SCSI bus supports both LVDS and SE signals through
the external SCSI connector.
D
Fibre Channel Module Slot
E
Video port, standard VGA compatible, 15-pin connector
F
Two USB 2.0 ports
G
Two LAN ports, RJ45 connector (LAN1 on top, management features, LAN2 on bottom)
LAN port LEDs:
Status LED
(Green)
On: ethernet link is detected
Off: no ethernet connection
Blinking: ethernet link is active
Speed LED
(Green/Amber
dual color)
Off: 10 Mbps
Green On: 100 Mbps
Amber On: 1000 Mbps
H1,
H2
AC input power connectors
I
System ID button
J
System ID LED (blue)
K
DC jack (not used)
L
Server Management RJ-45 connector (GCM) (Advanced Management Module only)
Platform Description
Processors
The PLATINUM 7200 IR Server supports from one to four physical processors, either 64-bit Intel®
Xeon™ processor MP with 1 MB L2 Cache, 64-bit Intel® Xeon™ processor MP with 8 MB L3 Cache, or
Dual-Core Intel® Xeon™ processor 7000 sequence. These processors are targeted for multiprocessor
servers. Several architectural and microarchitectural enhancements have been added to this processor,
including an increased L2 cache size and an integrated L3 cache (64-bit Intel® Xeon™ Processor MP
with 8 MB L3 Cache).
Plug-in Voltage Regulator Module (VRM) Converters
Two types of plug-in voltage regulator module (VRM) converters are used in the system:
•
L3Cache VRM9DO
•
VRM 10.2
Input power to the Main Board is 12 V and 3.3 V Standby (VSB). All other voltages must be generated
on the board set including 3.3 V and 5 V. There are numerous VRDs used to generate the required
voltage levels. Processor core voltage to processors 1 and 2 is generated by embedded VRDs.
Processors 3 and 4 require one plug-in 10.2 VRM each to provide the core voltage. A plug-in VRM
9.1 is required when using more than 2 processors with iL3 cache.
System Memory
The Memory Boards connect to the Main Board through x16 PCI Express connectors. Between one
and four Memory Boards can be installed. Each Memory Board has four DIMM sockets and supports
two DDR2 channels with two DIMMs per channel. The Memory Boards support both single-rank and
double-rank registered DIMMs.
The DIMMs on each Memory Board must be installed in pairs. Each pair is referred to as a bank.
A bank may consist of one rank (a pair of single-sided DIMMs) or two ranks (a pair of double-sided
DIMMs). The BIOS executes a memory test prior to configuring the memory in POST and when a
Memory Board is inserted into the system during a hot plug operation.
A DIMM bank will be disabled if any of the following occur:
•
Uncorrectable errors are found during a memory test
•
An uncorrectable ECC error occurred during runtime
•
The DIMM rank correctable error count passes the error sparing threshold on a Memory Board
where sparing is enabled
•
A Memory Board fails
If a DIMM fails the memory test, an LED will light on the Memory Board to identify the location of the
bad DIMM and the DIMM bank will be disabled. The failing DIMM event is logged to the System Event
Log (SEL) and the BIOS disables the memory DIMM and/or the Memory Board. Upon subsequent
reboots, this memory is not initialized unless the BIOS setup option “Retest all system memory” or
“Retest board memory” is selected.
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Available Memory Configurations
Four memory configurations are available in the BIOS Setup utility.
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Maximum Performance: Maximum Performance is the default configuration in BIOS setup.
With this configuration, the BIOS first attempts to configure the Memory Boards as fourway interleaved. If four-way interleaving cannot be accomplished, it will attempt to two-way
interleave. It will then use one-way interleaving if any remaining memory cannot be fourway or two-way interleaved. This interleaving process configures the memory for maximum
performance. This configuration cannot be used if you want hot-add or hot-replace memory.
•
Maximum Compatibility: Maximum Compatibility provides the most flexibility with DIMMs
and Memory Boards. This option allows memory to be hot-added and hot-replaced. Server
performance will be reduced due to one-way interleaving.
•
Memory Mirroring: The Memory Mirroring feature provides redundancy. It uses either two
or four Memory Boards, paired as sets of two. Memory Boards in slots A and B form one set.
Memory Boards in slots C and D form the second set. One board within a set of Memory
Boards duplicates the second board in the set. Each Memory Board in a set must have the
same amount of memory installed.
When a hardware or DIMM error is detected on a primary Memory Board, the second board
becomes the primary board and remains primary until the failing board or DIMM is replaced.
Memory Mirroring uses board-level redundancy, allowing for hot-replacement. The hot-add is
supported by adding two addition mirrored Memory Boards.
The BIOS turns on the mirror LED on each Memory Board when the system is configured for
mirroring.
•
Memory RAID: If the server contains four Memory Boards with equal memory capacity, the
system can be configured for Memory RAID. Data is written to three of the Memory Boards
while one is reserved for redundant parity information. This reduces the total overall available
memory by one-fourth. The RAID LED on the Memory Board will indicate that the Memory
Board is in a RAID configuration.
When a DIMM rank or board fails, the system will continue to operate with the remaining
three boards by recreating the data from the failed board. The system loses its redundancy at
this point, and will remain in this non-redundant state until the failing board and/or memory is
replaced.
This configuration allows for hot-replacement of failing Memory Boards and hot-add and hotreplacement of memory DIMMs.
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Platform Description
The server BIOS also includes two additional memory reliability, accessibility, and serviceability (RAS)
features:
•
Memory Sparing: A rank on each Memory Board can be reserved as a “spare” and can
only be used as a backup for other ranks on the same Memory Board. The memory rank that
is configured as spare is held in reserve and cannot be used by the operating system. Hot
removal cannot be performed when in a Memory Sparing configuration.
When the error rate for a failing rank exceeds an established threshold, the contents of that
rank are copied to the spare rank. At the completion of the copy, the failing rank is disabled
and the spare is used in its place. This is called Memory Sparing. By enabling memory sparing,
the total memory of each Memory Board is reduced by the largest DIMM rank installed on the
Memory Board. This ensures that any failing rank will fit on the spare rank.
When the failing rank switches to the spare, the BIOS will turn on the Memory Board LED to
indicate the bad rank. The failing DIMM rank is then disabled on subsequent system boots.
•

Memory Hot Plug: This memory RAS feature provides the ability to hot-replace and hot-add
Memory Boards while the system is running. This feature can be used to perform:
-
Memory Hot Replace: While the system is in operation, you can remove a failed Memory
Board, provided it is in a RAID or Mirror configuration, and replace it with a board of the
same memory capacity. The system will test, initialize, and rebuild the data on the Memory
Board and then include this board in the system memory configuration. The activity is
transparent to the operating system,
-
Memory Hot Add: You can increase the memory capacity of the system while the
operating system is active. In a RAID configuration, you can remove one Memory Board
at a time to upgrade the memory or replace the Memory Board. In a Mirror configuration
you can add an addition two mirrored Memory Boards. In a Maximum Compatibility
configuration, a new Memory Board can be added to an empty slot. When the initialization
is complete, the operating system is informed of the new memory.
NOTE
Memory Hot Add must be supported by the operating system in order to perform this function. Check
for any operating system restrictions.
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Power Subsystem
The power subsystem consists of the following:
•
Power supply modules
•
Plug-in VRM converters
•
The Power Distribution Board
The power subsystem can be configured with two power supply modules installed for 1+1 redundancy
at 220 VAC.
Power Supply Modules
The output rating of the power supply is 1470 W when operated between 170 VAC and 264 VAC. It
is a current-sharing power supply with auto-ranging input. The power supply is approximately 7.75
inches wide by 13.5 inches deep by 1.4 inches high. The power supply modules have universal AC
input with Power Factor Correction (PFC) Distributed Power Supplies (DPS). The AC input receptacle
is an IEC-320 C14.
The power supply has two DC outputs: 12 V and 3.3 VSB. The 12 V main power is distributed
through the server and is converted locally at the point-of-load using either embedded or plug-in VRM
converters. The power supply is capable of power-safe monitoring.
In an N+1 configuration, the 12 VDC outputs have active (forced) current sharing. The two externally
enabled outputs have the following maximum ratings:
•
+12 VDC: 121 A
•
+3.3 VDCSB: 5 A
Each power supply module requires one power cord to supply AC power to the system. When two
power supply modules and two power cords are installed, the system supports (1+1) power cord
redundancy. This feature allows the system to be powered by two separate AC sources. In the 1+1
configuration, the system continues to operate, without interruption, if one of the AC sources fails.
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Platform Description
Each power supply module has three status LEDs. These are located next to the input connector,
as shown by the following figure.
A
B
C
Figure 6. Power Supply Indicators
Table 7. Power Supply Indicators
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Location
Purpose
Description
A (left)
Power Good LED (green)
This green LED is driven by internal circuitry and is lit
whenever the power is turned on.
B (center)
Fault LED (amber)
This amber LED is driven by internal circuitry and is
lit when a power rail has failed. The LED is lit even if
the power supply is in a latched state. The only time
(during a fault) when it is not lit is if the +3.3 VSB is
lost.
The LED is not lit when the power supply is turned off
by powering down the platform.
C (right)
AC OK LED (green)
This green LED is driven by internal circuitry and is lit
whenever the AC power cord is plugged in to an active
AC power source.
NOTE
Proper system cooling requires that a power supply be installed in each power supply bay at all
times.
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Cooling Subsystem
CAUTION
The chassis top cover must be installed for proper system cooling. Cooling components must be hotswapped within two minutes. This time period applies only to the time that the cooling component
is physically removed, not from the time of failure.
The cooling subsystem consists of hot-swap, redundant (2+2) fans. In the event of a cooling component
failure, system cooling is maintained and the system continues to operate while the component is
being hot swapped. Each fan module has a single LED to indicate its status. The LED will be off when
both fans are operating normally. The LED will illuminate amber if one or both of the fans fails. Failed
fans can be hot-swapped from the front of the chassis.
For proper processor cooling, the processor duct must always be in place. Systems not fully-configured
with four processors and four Memory Boards should have the processor heat sink and Memory
Board fillers installed to maintain proper cooling.
Hot-swap PCI Slots
The five hot plug PCI slots have power and attention LEDs. The attention button is used to invoke a
hot-plug sequence to remove or add an adapter without having to use the software interface. They
are identified by the green arrow on the PCI divider label. The status of the LEDs is shown in Table
8 and Table 9.
Table 8. Power Indicator
Green Power LED State
Definition
Off
Power off: Power has been removed from the slot. A card can be
inserted or removed.
On
Power on: The slot is powered on. A card cannot be inserted or
removed.
Blinking
Power transition: The slot is in the process of powering up or down. A
card cannot be inserted or removed.
Table 9. Attention Indicator

Amber Attention LED State
Definition
Off
Normal: Normal operation
On
Attention: Power fault or operational problem has occurred with this
slot.
Blinking
Locate: The slot is being identified at the user’s request.
NOTE
If you hot-remove a PCI card without following the proper procedure, power will automatically be
turned off to the slot.
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Platform Description
Peripherals
Hot-Swap SCSI Hard Disk Drive Support
The hot-swap hard disk drive carrier accommodates 15,000-RPM or slower Ultra320 SCSI SCA-type
hard disk drives.
The SCSI Backplane Board supports Low Voltage Differential (LVD) SCSI disk drives only. SingleEnded (SE) SCSI devices are not supported internally. SE drives are only supported on the external
SCSI connector.
A
B
Figure 7. Hard Disk Drive Carrier
Table 10. Hard Disk Drive Carrier
Item
Description
A
Latch
B
Dual-color activity LED:
• Green flashing: Indicates hard drive is active.
• Amber and green alternating flashing: Indicates hard drive is powered
on and is rebuilding RAID, or it is powered on and has a fault condition.
• Amber flashing: Indicates hard drive is not powered on and has a fault
condition.
• Unlit: Indicates no hard drive is installed in that location or a drive is
installed, but no drive activity is taking place.
Removable Media Drive Bay Support
The DVD-ROM/CD-ROM drive is installed in a sheetmetal carrier and is inserted from the front of the
chassis. The tape back-up drive is also installed from the front of the chassis. You must power down
the platform and remove the top cover to remove or install these devices.
5 ¼-inch Half-height Drive Bay
The system supports a single 5 ¼” half height device mounted in the front of the chassis. A SCSI
tape backup device could be used and cabled to the SCSI Channel B on the Main Board.
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Platform Board Set
The board set consists of the following boards:
•
One Main Board
•
One to four Memory Boards
In addition, the server contains the following system boards:
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•
Front Panel Board
•
SCSI Backplane Board
•
Power distribution Board
•
SATA-to-IDE Adapter Board
Platform Description
Main Board
The Main Board consists of the Intel® E8501 chipset, four Memory Board connectors, and slots for
PCI-Express and PCI-X adapters. The board also has support for the Management Module - Professional
or Advanced, a dedicated Fibre Channel module connector, on-board video, gigabit Ethernet, USB2.0,
Serial-ATA, Ultra320 SCSI, dual flash memory components for BIOS, and RAID On Motherboard
(ROMB).
A
BC D E
F G H
I
J K
HH
GG
L
M
N
FF
EE
O
DD
P
CC
BB
Q
R
AA
S
CPU 3
Z
Y
X
CPU 4
CPU 2
CPU 1
W
V
U
T
Figure 8. Main Board Component Locations
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Table 11. Main Board Component Locations
Item
Description
Item
Description
A
Generic Communication Module
(GCM)
R
Memory Board Slot B
B
RAID Activation Key
S
DC power connectors
C
PCI-X 100 MHz (Slot 7)
T
Power Distribution Board (PDB) signal
connector
D
PCI-X 100 MHz (Slot 6)
U
Processor socket 1
E
PCI Express x4 - Hot Plug (Slot 5)
V
Processor socket 2
F
PCI Express x4 - Hot Plug (Slot 4)
W
Processor socket 4
G
PCI Express x4 - Hot Plug (Slot 3)
X
VRM 10.2 connector (CPU 4)
H
PCI-X 133MHz - Hot Plug (Slot 2)
Y
Processor socket 3
I
PCI Express x8 - Hot Plug (Slot 1)
Z
SCSI Connector channel A (internal)
J
Ethernet LAN 1 (top), LAN 2
(bottom)
AA
VRM 9.1 Connector (processor cache)
K
Dual USB ports
BB
VRM 10.2 Connector (Processor 4)
L
Serial / EMP (top), video connector
(bottom)
CC
On board RAID Battery Backup Unit
connector
M
Memory Board Slot A
DD
SCSI Connector Channel B (external)
N
Real-time clock battery
EE
On board RAID Cache Memory (DDR-2)
connector
O
SATA connector
FF
Memory Board Slot D
P
Front Panel connector
GG
Fibre Channel Module connector
Q
Management Module (MM)
HH
Memory Board Slot C
The Main Board supports the following:
•
Up to four 64-bit Intel® Xeon™ Processor MP with 1MB L2 Cache or 64-bit Intel® Xeon™
Processor MP with 8MB L3 Cache.
•
Intel® E8501 chipset
•
•
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-
“Twin Castle” Northbridge (TNB): has two shared 64-bit FSB interfaces configured for
symmetric multiprocessing.
-
eXtended Memory Bridge (XMB): provides support for DDR2 memory.
-
PCI-X Hub (PXH): provides support for PCI-X
-
The Intel® IOP332 I/O Processor with Intel® XScale® Microarchitecture: provides support
for PCI-X and contains Intel® XScale® technology to support ROMB.
-
Intel® 82801EB I/O Controller Hub 5: Southbridge support for system BIOS, USB2.0, and
SATA.
Advanced I/O Architecture
-
One hot-plug x8 PCI-Express slot
-
Three hot-plug x4 PCI-Express slots
-
One hot-plug 133 MHz, 64-bit PCI-X slot
-
Two 100 MHz, 64-bit PCI-X slots (Not hot-plug)
LSI Logic 53C1030 LVD SCSI Controller
-
Dual independent U320 SCSI interfaces
-
64-bit PCI-X 100Mhz interface
Platform Description
•
Integrated ATI Technologies Inc Radeon 7000 with 16 MB embedded SDRAM
•
Fibre Channel Module with a 64-bit PCI-X 100 Mhz interface
•
Broadcom BCM5704C Gigabit Ethernet Controller with dual-ports
•
Server Management LAN Port (RJ45)
•
USB 2.0 Support
-
Two ports at the rear of the chassis
-
Three ports at the front of the chassis
RAID Support
The PLATINUM 7200 IR Server Board supports on-board RAID through the Intel® IOP332 I/O Processor
with Intel® XScale® Microarchitecture in conjunction with the LSI 53C1030 SCSI controller. The server
platform supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50 configurations. A 2 MB flash component and a non-volatile
SRAM store the LSI code and hardware configuration information.
To activate this feature RAID Activation Key must be installed into the holder on the Main Board and
a DDR-2 DIMM must be installed into the RAID DIMM socket. This DIMM serves as memory for
the Intel® IOP332 I/O Processor with Intel® XScale® Microarchitecture, and as a disk cache to store
write data to the drives.
There is also an option to install the RAID Smart Battery. With the Smart Battery, if power to the
Intel® IOP332 I/O Processor with Intel® XScale® Microarchitecture drops below specifications, the
RAID Smart Battery maintains the contents of the DIMM. It keeps the DIMM in self-refresh mode
until power is restored. After power is restored, the data is safely written to drives, maintaining the
integrity of the disk array.
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Memory Board
Up to four Memory Boards can be installed. Each Memory Board has four DIMM sockets and supports
two DDR2 channels with two DIMMs per channel. The Memory Boards support both single-rank and
double-rank registered DIMMs. Unbuffered DIMMs are not supported. The Memory Boards connect
to the Main Board through x16 PCI-Express connectors.
The Independent Memory Interface (IMI) bus connects the XMB on the Memory Board and the Intel®
E8501 on the Main Board. The I2C bus also goes through the memory connector linking the FRU
device on the Memory Board to the server management (SM) bus on the Main Board.
The hot-plug Memory Boards have LEDs indicating the configuration and status of the DIMMs on
the hot-plug Memory Board. See the following diagram.
A
B
C
D
F
E
G
H
I
Figure 9. Hot-Plug Memory Board LEDs and Buttons
Table 12. Hot-Plug Memory Board LEDs and Buttons
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Item
Feature
Description
A
Mirror Configuration (green)
LED on: The server is in Memory Mirror configuration. This Memory
Board mirrors another Memory Board in the system.
LED off: The server is not configured for Memory Mirror.
B
RAID Configuration (green)
LED on: The server is in RAID Memory configuration.
LED off: The server is not in a RAID configuration.
C
Hot plug Attention
LED (amber)
LED off: Normal operation.
LED on: Memory Hot plug transition event.
D
Attention Button
Press this button to perform a hot-insertion or hot-removal of a
Memory Board.
E
Power LED (green)
LED on: Power is detected. The Memory Board is powered on.
LED off: Power is not detected on all boards.
LED flashing: The Memory Board is in a hot-plug event.
F
DIMM 1B Status
LED (amber)
LED on: Error LED for DIMM slot 1B (J3A1). The DIMM is malfunctioning and needs to be replaced.
LED off: The DIMM is functioning properly.
G
DIMM 1A Status
LED (amber)
LED on: Error LED for DIMM slot 1A (J3A2). The DIMM is malfunctioning and needs to be replaced.
LED off: The DIMM is functioning properly.
H
DIMM 2B Status
LED (amber)
LED on: Error LED for DIMM slot 2B (J3B1). The DIMM is malfunctioning and needs to be replaced.
LED off: The DIMM is functioning properly.
I
DIMM 2A Status
LED (amber)
LED on: Error LED for DIMM slot 2A (J3B2). The DIMM is malfunctioning and needs to be replaced.
LED off: The DIMM is functioning properly.
Platform Description
3 Starting Up and Shutting Down the Server
Plugging the Server into AC Power
When the server is plugged into the AC power the server will power cycle after a 30 seconds delay.
This is required to initialize the Out Of Band functionality of the BMC. Once the server completed the
power cycle, the server can be powered on using the power button on the front control panel.

NOTE
When installing a new Management Module remember to update the BMC with the correct server
firmware. The firmware is updated after the server is powered on. Using incorrect BMC firmware
may affect operation of the front control panel’s power button.
Powering On the Server
To power on the server, press the power button on the front control panel. Pressing this button
causes the server fans to start and POST to begin running.

NOTE
It may take three minutes or longer for video to be displayed, depending on the amount of
memory installed in the system.
At the BIOS splash screen, the System Options Menu can be accessed by pressing a key on the
keyboard. In the System Options Menu, the BIOS version, copyright information and the following
options are displayed:
•
Continue Booting (Selected by default, and occurs automatically if a pre-set timeout expires)
•
Boot Manager: Select this to boot from one of the available boot options
•
Boot Maintenance Manager: A menu of items that allows you configure boot options and other
boot environment variables
•
BIOS Setup Utility: Select this to configure the systems BIOS settings
•
POST Error Manager: Select this to view POST errors detected by the system
From the boot manager, the system will boot from the available boot devices. It will attempt to boot
from the first device on the list of available devices. If this device is not available, it will move to the
second device. It will continue to move down the list until it reaches the first available device.
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Shutting Down the Server
1. Exit the operating system (if applicable)
2. Press and hold the power button until the server shuts down.
CAUTION
Powering down the server with the power button does not remove all power from the system. The
+3.3 V standby power is still available to the system even when it is not running. To remove standby
power from the system, unplug all power cords from the system and unplug the power supplies. If
you do not unplug the power supplies, standby power may be held up by the integrated capacitors
for more than 10 minutes.
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Starting Up and Shutting Down the Server
4 Server Platform Utilities
BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS Setup Utility is a text-based utility that allows you to configure the system and view and
change device settings and view environmental information for the platform. The BIOS Setup Utility
interface consists of several screens, called pages. Each page contains information or links to other
pages. The first page in Setup displays links for general categories. These links lead to pages containing
specific configuration settings.
The BIOS Setup Utility includes the following features:
•
Localization: The BIOS Setup Utility uses the Unicode standard and is capable of displaying the
Setup Utility in all languages that are currently included in the Unicode standard.
•
Console Redirection: The BIOS Setup Utility is functional through console redirection over
various terminal emulation standards. This may limit some functionality due to compatibility.
For example, colors, some keys or key sequences use and support for pointing devices may be
limited.
The BIOS Setup Utility is accessed from the System Options Menu. To access the Systems Options
Menu, boot the server. During POST, you will see a note telling you the key to press to accesses the
System Options Menu. Press the key when you see the message.
BIOS Setup Utility Page Layout
The BIOS Setup Utility page layout is sectioned into functional areas. The following table lists and
describes the functional areas and their position on the screen.
Table 13. BIOS Setup Utility Page Layout
Functional Area
Description
Menu Selection Bar
The Menu Selection Bar is located at the top of the screen. It displays the
major menu selections available.
Current Menu
The current menu is located below the Menu Selection Bar. It displays the
title of the menu the user is currently viewing.
Setup Item List
The Setup Item List is a set of configurable and informational items. The
left column shows the setup item. The right column shows the corresponding option. The option contains an informational value or possible
settings for the setup item.
Item Specific Help Area
The Item Specific Help area is located on the right side of the screen
and contains help text for the highlighted Setup Item. Help information
includes the meaning and usage of the item, allowable values, and the
affects of the options.
Keyboard Command
Area
The Keyboard Command Bar is located at the bottom of the screen and
displays help for keyboard special keys and navigation keys. The keyboard
command bar is context-sensitive. It displays keys relevant to the current
page and mode.
Status Bar
The Status Bar is on the bottom line of the screen. The status value “NV”
indicates you have made changes to Setup that have not been saved.
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Keyboard Commands
The bottom right portion of the Setup screen provides a list of commands that are used to navigate
through the BIOS Setup Utility. These commands are context sensitive.
The Keyboard Command Bar supports the following key presses:
Table 14. BIOS Setup: Keyboard Commands
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Key
Option
Description
<Enter>
Execute Command
The <Enter> key is used to activate sub-menus when the
selected feature is a sub-menu, or to display a pick list if
a selected option has a value field, or to select a sub-field
for multi-valued features like time and date. If a pick list is
displayed, the <Enter> key will select the currently highlighted
item, undo the pick list, and return the focus to the parent
menu.
<Esc>
Exit
The <Esc> key provides a mechanism for backing out of any
field. This key will undo the pressing of the <Enter> key. When
the <Esc> key is pressed while editing any field or selecting
features of a menu, the parent menu is re-entered.
When the <Esc> key is pressed in any sub-menu, the parent
menu is re-entered. When the <Esc> key is pressed in any
major menu, the exit confirmation window is displayed and
you are asked whether changes can be discarded. If “No” is
selected and the <Enter> key is pressed, or if the <Esc> key
is pressed, you are returned to where you were before <Esc>
was pressed without affecting any existing any settings. If
“Yes” is selected and the <Enter> key is pressed, setup is
exited and the BIOS continues with POST.
Up Arrow
Select Item
The up arrow is used to select the previous value in a pick
list, or the previous option in a menu item‘s option list. The
selected item must then be activated by pressing the <Enter>
key.
Down arrow
Select Item
The down arrow is used to select the next value in a menu
item’s option list, or a value field’s pick list. The selected item
must then be activated by pressing the <Enter> key.
Left and Right
Arrow
Select Menu
The left and right arrow keys are used to move between the
major menu pages. The keys have no affect if a sub-menu or
pick list is displayed.
<Tab>
Select Field
The <Tab> key is used to move between fields. For example,
<Tab> can be used to move from hours to minutes in the time
item in the main menu.
<->
Change Value
The minus key on the keypad is used to change the value of
the current item to the previous value. This key scrolls through
the values in the associated pick list without displaying the full
list. This key only works for date and time.
<+>
Change Value
The plus key on the keypad is used to change the value of the
current menu item to the next value. This key scrolls through
the values in the associated pick list without displaying the
full list. On 106-key Japanese keyboards, the plus key has a
different scan code than the plus key on the other keyboard,
but will have the same effect. This key only works for date and
time.
Server Platform Utilities
Key
Option
Description
<F9>
Setup Defaults
Pressing <F9> causes the following to appear:
Load default configuration now? (Y/N)
If the “Y” key is pressed, all Setup fields are set to their
default values. If the “N” key is pressed, or if the <Esc> key is
pressed, you are returned to where you were before <F9> was
pressed without affecting any existing field values
<F10>
Save and Exit
Pressing <F10> causes the following message to appear:
Save Configuration changes and exit now? (Y/N)
If the “Y” key is pressed, all changes are saved and Setup is
exited. If the “N” key is pressed, or the <Esc> key is pressed,
you are returned to where you were before <F10> was pressed
without affecting any existing values.
Each Setup Utility menu page contains a number of features. Some features are used for informative
purposes only, and other features are associated with a value field that you can configure. Depending
on the security option chosen and in effect, a menu feature’s value may be changeable. If a value
cannot be changed, the feature’s value field is inaccessible.
Console Redirection
The BIOS supports redirection of both video and keyboard through a serial link (COM port). When
console redirection is enabled, local (host server) keyboard input and video output are passed both
to the local keyboard and video connections and to the remote console via the serial link. Keyboard
inputs from both sources are considered valid and video is displayed to both outputs. With console
redirection, the system can be operated without a host keyboard or monitor attached to the system
and run entirely via the remote console. Setup and any other text-based utilities can be accessed via
console redirection.
Serial Configuration Settings
When redirecting through a modem (as opposed to a null modem cable), the modem needs to be
configured with the following:
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Auto-answer (for example, ATS0=2, to answer after two rings).
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Modem reaction to DTR set to return to command state (e.g., AT&D1).
Failure to provide the second item will result in the modem either dropping the link when the server
reboots (as in AT&D0) or becoming unresponsive to server baud rate changes (as in AT&D2).
The option for handshaking must be set to RTS/CTS + CD for optimum performance. The CD refers
to carrier detect. If EMP is sharing the COM port with serial redirection, the handshaking must be
set to Xon/Xoff + CD. In selecting this form of handshaking, the server is prevented from sending
video updates to a modem that is not connected to a remote modem. If this is not selected, video
update data being sent to the modem inhibits many modems from answering an incoming call. An
EMP option utilizing CD should not be used if a modem is not used and the CD is not connected.
Both EMP and console redirection require N, 8, 1 mode (no parity, 8-bit data, 1 stop bit).
The BIOS does not require that the splash logo be turned off for console redirection to function. The
BIOS supports multiple consoles, some of which are in graphics mode and some in text mode. The
graphics consoles can display the logo while the text consoles receive the redirected text.
The console redirection ends at the beginning of the Legacy OS boot (INT 19h).
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Keystroke Mappings
During console redirection, the remote terminal (which may be a dumb terminal or a system with a
modem running a communication program) sends keystrokes to the local server. The local server
passes video back over this same link. The keystroke mappings follow VT-UTF8 format with the
following extensions.
Setup Alias Keys
The <Del> and <Ctrl>-<function key> combinations are synonyms for the <F2> or “Setup” key. These
are not prompted for in screen messages. These hotkeys are defined only for Console Redirection
support, and are not used on locally attached keyboards.
Limitations
BIOS Console redirection terminates after an EFI-aware operating system calls EFI Boot Service
ExitBootServices. The operating system is responsible for continuing the Console Redirection after
that point. BIOS console redirection is a text console and any graphical data such as a logo are not
redirected.
Interface to Server Management
If BIOS determines that console redirection is enabled, it passes the baud rate through the Intelligent
Platform Management Bus (IPMB) to the appropriate management controller.
Sample Setup for Console Redirection
Below is an example of how to configure the console/host and server for console redirection. In
this example, the console is running under Microsoft® Windows®. The console and server is directly
connected through the serial ports of both systems using a serial null modem cable:
Server Configuration
1. Power on the server.
2. When prompted, press the <F2> key to enter BIOS Setup.
3. The BIOS Setup menu displays the Main menu. Use the arrow keys move to the Server
Management menu.
4. At the Server Management menu, select Console Redirection.
5. Select COM1 Console Redirection.
6. Set Console Redirect to “Enabled”.
7. Set the Bit Rate to “115.2K”.
8. Set the Flow Control to “RTS/CTS”.
9. Set the Terminal Type to “PC-ANSI”.
10. Press the <F10> key.
11. At the prompt to save changes and exit BIOS Setup, select “Yes” and press the <Enter> key.
12. The server reboots and console redirection is enabled.
13. Power down the server and configure the console.
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Console Configuration
1. Boot the console into the operating system.
2. Click the Start button in the task bar.
3. Select Programs > Accessories > Communications and click “Hyperterminal”.
4. At the Connection Description window, enter “guest” for the name and click “Ok”.
5. At the Connect To window, select the COM port of the console that the Null modem is
connected. In this example, it is COM1.
6. At the COM1 Properties window, select “115200” in the Bits per second (Baud rate) box to
match what was configured on the server.
7. Select “Hardware” for the Flow Control to match what was configured in the BIOS Setup
(CTS/RTS is the hardware flow control).
8. Leave the default settings for the other boxes. Click “Ok” to accept the settings and enter the
Hyperterminal screen.
9. Power on the server. The console starts displaying the redirection once the video synchronizes
on the server.
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LSI Logic MPT SCSI Utility
The LSI Logic MPT SCSI Utility provides a way to configure SCSI features. This configuration utility
is accessed by pressing <Ctrl>-<C> during POST, right after the memory test but before entering
the System Options Menu screen.
Press <F2> to select “Menu”. This provides access to the menu options “Boot Adapter List” and
“Global Properties”.
The boot adapter list allows you to add or remove boot adapters.
The Global Properties List screen allows you to set the properties for all adapters being controlled.
The following list shows the available options for each setting option.
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Pause when Boot alert Displayed: “[No]” or “[Yes]”
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Boot Information Display Mode: “[Verbose]” or “[Terse]”
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Negotiate with Devices: “[Supported]” or “[All]”
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Video Mode: “[Color]” or “[Monochrome]”
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Disable Integrated RAID: “[No]” or “[Yes]”
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Support Interrupt: “[Hook Interrupt, The Default]” or “[Bypass Interrupt Hook]”
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<Restore Defaults>: Restores the default configuration of the adapters
Press the <Escape> key to exit the Global Properties List and return to the Main menu.
To select the adapter to be configured, use the arrow keys to highlight the adapter then press <Enter>.
The screen clears and the following message is displayed:
Scanning for devices…
The following list shows the available options for each setting category.
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<Device Properties>: Takes you to the Device Properties menu (see below).
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Host SCSI ID: “[0]” to 15]”
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SCSI Bus Scan Order: “[Low to High (0..Max) ]” or “[High to Low (Max..0) ]”
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Removable Media Support: “[None]”, “[Boot Drive Only]”, or “[With Media Installed]”
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CHS (Cylinder Head Sector) Mapping: “[SCSI Plug and Play Mapping]” or “[Alternate CHS
Mapping]”
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Spin up delay (seconds): “[1]” to “[15]”
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Secondary Cluster Server: “[No]” or “[Yes]”
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Termination: “[Auto]”
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<Restore Defaults>: Allows you to restore the default configuration of the SCSI adapter.
Server Platform Utilities
The Device Properties Menu shows options for devices attached to the adapter. It is a large menu
and requires the use of the arrow keys to move fully to the left and fully down to see all configuration
options. Slide bars at the right and on the bottom of the screen help define your location in the menu.
The following list shows the available options for each setting category:
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MB/Sec: “[320]”
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MT/Sec: “[0]”, “[5]”, “[10]”, “[20]”, “[40]”, “[80]” “[160]”
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Data Width: “[16]” or “[8]”
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Scan ID: “[Yes]” or “[No]”
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Scan Luns >0: “[Yes]” or “[No]”
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Disconnect: “[On]” or “[Off]”
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SCSI Timeout: “[<10>]”
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Queue Tags: “[On]” or “[Off]”
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<Restore Defaults>: Discards all changes. No warning message is provided before discarding
the changes.
If you made changes before choosing to exit this menu, the Exit menu provides three options: “<Cancel
Exit>”, “<Save Changes then exit this menu>”, and “<Discard changes then exit this menu>”. To
exit the utility, select “<Exit the Configuration Utility>”. After exiting, the system will reboot.
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System Configuration Wizard (SCW)
The System Configuration Wizard (SCW) is a combination of software applications, batch files and
helper applications that help you with the initial configuration of your MAXDATA PLATINUM server. The
SCW supports IPMI 2.0, 1.5, and later compatible platforms. It performs the following activities:
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Sets the system time and date in the BIOS.
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Loads Field Replaceable Units (FRUs), Sensor Data Records (SDRs).
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Sets the System Asset Tag.
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Configures the channels present on the server.
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Configures the users supported by the server.
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Sets Server Management settings, including an IP address and LAN/Alert settings.
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Configures the Advanced Features if supported on the server.
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Starts the execution of utility applications that can be used to manually configure the server.
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Creates startup or installation diskettes for hardware device drivers and server configuration
utility applications.
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Launches the SELViewer Utility.
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Launches the FRUViewer Utility.
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Provides help.
The SCW does not perform the following functions:
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Install and / or update the BIOS.
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Install and / or update the firmware.
The SCW and MAXDATA Server Management (MSM) can each be used to configure the firmware
on the server, but these items only need to be configured once. If you are installing the MAXDATA
Server Management software on this server, you do not need to use the SCW to configure LAN
channel 1, the serial channel, or users. The MAXDATA Server Management software will allow you
to configure these items later, from the operating system. The SCW will ask you if you are using
MAXDATA Server Management software and not prompt you to configure these items if you are
using MAXDATA Server Management.
On some screens in the SCW application, you can choose multiple entries. These selection options
have square check-boxes, not round radio selection buttons. When multiple selections are permitted,
the SCW will configure each item you select.
Some options require other options to be selected. In these cases, the SCW automatically selects the
options required for the options that you selected. The reverse is also true. If an option is unchecked,
then all options dependent on that option are automatically unchecked.
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Starting the System Configuration Wizard
To run the SCW, boot your server from the Server Deployment Toolkit CD. The Start screen provides
a brief description of the Server Configuration Wizard.
This screen gives you the following options, from which you can choose one:
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Server Configuration Wizard: The Server Configuration Wizard presents a series of screens,
allowing the setup of the server to be either almost hands-off for the beginner, or nearly as
detailed as using the Server Platform Setup Utility for an expert user. The SCW can also run in
a silent mode of operation, where you provide a previously saved server configuration file on a
floppy diskette that the SCW uses to configure the server.
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Create Diskettes: Select the Create Diskettes option to create diskettes that are used to do
utility installations and perform device driver installations.
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Server Configuration Utilities: The Server Configuration Utilities button allows you to
manually set up the server configuration using specific software utilities that will set up the
BMC parameters.
Select the appropriate action and click Continue. The following sections walk through the screens
you will see following the selection of each of these options.
Using the Server Configuration Wizard Option
When the SCW starts, it checks the status of the server to determine what information it needs to
ask you about. To do this, SCW probes the server for the following:
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Main Board
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FRU devices
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SDRs
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Chassis type
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Firmware version
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BIOS version
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Channels
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Users
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Advanced Feature Support
After the probe is complete, the SCW leads you through screens that ask for information about the
server. When all of the information has been gathered, the SCW asks for the permission to complete
the server configuration. It stores the configuration information in non-volatile memory and it configures
the BIOS and the BMC.
The SCW asks first if MAXDATA Server Management is installed on this server. If you select Yes,
the SCW does not ask you about configuring LAN channel 1, the serial channel, or users. If you
select No, you are given the option to configure these items through the SCW. The SCW continues
by asking you to choose to configure the FRUs, SDRs, the System Asset Tag, remote management
and advanced features (if the Advanced Management Module is installed).
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Load SDRs only onto this server: When this box is checked, the SCW will ask you questions
about the SDRs and will load them based on how you answer those questions.
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Load FRUs and SDRs onto this server: The FRUs and SDRs are loaded based on the
master.cfg file found in the \FRUSDR folder in the Server Deployment Toolkit CD.
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Configure this server with a System Asset Tag: When this box is checked, the SCW will ask
you questions about the system asset tag to assign to the system.
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Configure the Channels on this server: The Configure Channels checkbox allows you to
configure the various channels available on the server.
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Configure the Users on this server: The Configure Users checkbox allows you to configure
the users supported on this server.
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Configure Advanced Features on this server: The Configure Advanced Features checkbox
allows you to configure the Advanced Features of an Management Module - Advanced Edition
system configuration. This option is available only on a system that uses the Management
Module - Advanced edition.
If your server has the Management Module - Professional installed, the following options are included
by default:
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Load FRUs and SDRs onto this server
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Configure Channels on this server
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Configure Users on this server
If your server has the Management Module - Advanced installed, the following options are included
by default:
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Load FRUs and SDRs onto this server
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Configure Channels on this server
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Configure Users on this server
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Configure Advanced Features on this server
After you decide which of the options to program and press the Continue button, the SCW will exit
from the graphical user interface mode and begin programming the options. If you do not select any
options, the SCW will exit.
Selecting or deselecting options on this screen does not affect the existing state of the options on
the server. If you check an option, it only implies that you intend to configure it. If you do not select
an option, it only implies that you do not want to make any changes to that option while using SCW;
it does not disable the option on the server.
After you press Continue, you are brought to a screen on which you need to set the date and time
on the server. The date and time are saved as soon as you press Continue. This screen also shows
you the versions of the HSC, firmware, and BIOS that are installed on the server.
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Configuring Channels
The Channels configuration screen provides a way for you to configure the various channels in the
system. If your server has the Management Module - Professional Edition, one LAN channel and
one serial modem channel are supported. If your server has the Management Module - Advanced
Edition, your server supports one LAN channel, one serial modem channel, and one advanced LAN
channel.
The LAN Channel configuration provides a way to configure the individual LAN channel(s) on the
system. The configuration of each LAN channel is spread across several configuration screens.
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Configure LAN Channel 1 on this server: The Configure LAN Channel 1 checkbox allows
you to configure LAN Channel 1. LAN channel 1 is available regardless of the version of the
Management Module that is installed.
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Configure Serial/Modem Channel on this server: The Configure Serial/Modem Channel
checkbox allows you to configure Serial/Modem Channel.
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Configure Advanced MM LAN Channel on this server: The Advanced MM LAN Channel
checkbox allows user to configure the Management Module LAN channel. This option is
available only on the Management Module - Advanced Edition.
LAN Channel Configuration Screen 1 - LAN IP Setup
When this screen is displayed, the settings shown are the current settings for this LAN channel on
the server. Unless otherwise noted, all fields on this screen must have valid data entered into them.
The Continue button is disabled/grayed out until all of the edit boxes on the screen are filled in.
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Static IP: The Static IP radio button allows you to manually set the Host IP Address, the
Subnet Mask, the Gateway IP Address and the Backup Gateway IP Address. The Backup
Gateway IP Address field can be left blank.
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DHCP IP: The DHCP radio button enables the dynamic host configuration protocol to allow the
server to automatically assign the host IP address, router IP address and subnet mask. If the
DHCP radio button is selected, the Host IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway IP Address, and
Backup Gateway IP Address edit boxes are disabled. These values are assigned by the DHCP
server.
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Host IP Address: The Host IP Address edit box allows you to enter the host IP address for this
LAN channel. The Host IP Address is the Logical or Internet Address of the server. The Host IP
Address is entered as a dotted decimal IP address, such as 192.168.0.2. This option is available
only if Static IP is selected.
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Subnet Mask: The Subnet Mask edit box allows you to enter the subnet mask for this LAN
channel. The Subnet Mask is the logical or Internet address of the host’s subnet. The server
uses this to decide if the alert destination is in the local subnet or in another subnet relative
to the server. The Subnet Mask IP address is entered as a dotted decimal IP address, such as
255.255.255.0. This option is available only if Static IP is selected.
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Gateway IP Address: The Gateway IP Address edit box allows you to enter the Gateway IP
address for this LAN channel. The Gateway IP Address is the logical or Internet address of the
router. The Gateway IP Address is entered as a dotted decimal IP address, such as 10.0.0.254.
This option is available only if Static IP is selected.
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Resolve Gateway MAC Address: The Resolve Gateway MAC Address checkbox, when
checked, instructs the SCW to attempt to automatically resolve the MAC address for the
server’s IP address. You can enter an address here only if Static IP is selected.
If the Gateway MAC address cannot be resolved by the server’s IP Address that you entered,
the SCW displays a dialog which allows you to enter a MAC address.
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MAC Address: Use the MAC Address edit box to enter the Gateway MAC address for the
server’s IP address, if it is known. As an alternative, you can select Resolve MAC Address. If
neither of these options is right for your circumstances, you can disregard both and click OK, in
which case, alerts are broadcast.
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Resolve MAC Address: Resolve MAC Address is used to attempt to resolve the MAC address
for the server’s IP address. Press this button if the resolution attempt failed because the server
was not connected to the network.
You will see the same dialog box when resolving the Backup Gateway MAC Address.
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LAN Channel Configuration Screen 2 - Server Management
and Serial Over LAN Setup
This screen allows you to continue to enter the necessary settings to configure the specified LAN
channel.
When this screen is displayed, the settings shown are the current settings for this LAN channel on
the server. The continue button is enabled at all times on this screen.
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Enable LAN Access: Enable LAN Access allows you to enable or disable the LAN access for
the server. When checked, all of the LAN access parameters are enabled and you can set
them to the appropriate values. When not checked, all of the LAN access parameters on this
page are disabled. The state of this option also determines whether Serial Over LAN (SOL) can
be set up. If this option is disabled, SOL cannot be configured and the Enable Serial Over LAN
checkbox is disabled.
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LAN Privilege Level Limit: Privilege Level Limit dropdown list allows you to select a privilege
limit for the channel that is being configured. This privilege level takes precedence over the
user privilege limit. If a channel privilege level is set at User level, for example, then users can
only execute user-level commands, even if the user privilege level is set higher than User. The
meanings of the different privilege level limits are explained below.
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User: Only “benign” commands are allowed. These are primarily commands that read data
structures and retrieve status. Commands that can be used to alter BMC configuration, write
data to the BMC or other management controllers, or perform system actions such as resets,
power on/off, and watchdog activation are disallowed.
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Operator: All BMC commands are allowed, except for configuration commands that can
change the behavior of the out-of-band interfaces. For example, Operator privilege does not
allow the capability to disable individual channels, or change user access privileges.
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Administrator: All BMC commands are allowed, including configuration commands. An
administrator can even execute configuration commands that would disable the channel that
the Administrator is communicating over.
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Enable Serial Over LAN: Allows you to enable or disable the SOL access for the server.
When checked, all of the SOL access parameters are enabled and you can set them to the
appropriate values. When not checked, all of the SOL access parameters on this page are
disabled.
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Serial Over LAN Privilege Level Limit: The SOL Privilege Level Limit dropdown list allows
you to set the SOL privilege level that is required to be able to activate SOL mode using the
Activate SOL command. This privilege level takes precedence over the user privilege limit.
If the privilege level is set at User level, for example, then users can only execute user-level
commands, even if the user privilege level is set higher than User. The possible privilege level
choices are the same as the LAN Privilege levels.
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SOL Number of Retries: The SOL Number of Retries edit box allows you to enter the number
of retries permitted while attempting access in SOL mode. The valid range is from 1 to 7.
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SOL Retry Interval: The SOL Retry Interval edit box allows you to enter a number for
specifying the interval between two retries while attempting access in SOL Mode. The valid
range is from 1 to 255.
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SOL Baud Rate: The SOL Baud Rate dropdown list allows you to set SOL baud rate desired.
The valid choices are 9600 bps, 19.2 kbps, 38.4 kbps, 57.6 kbps or 115.2 kbps.
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LAN Channel Configuration Screen 3 - LAN Alerting Setup
This screen allows you to continue to enter the necessary settings to configure the specified LAN
channel.
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Enable LAN Alerting: Allows you to configure the LAN alert settings for this LAN channel
on the server. The availability of all settings on this display depends on the setting of this
checkbox.
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Alert Destination Console 1 IP Address: Allows you to enter the first alert destination IP
address for this LAN channel. The Alert IP Address is the logical or Internet address of the
Alert-Destination. In case of single node destination this is the unicast or specific IP address.
This is the IP Subnet address if the alert needs to be broadcast within a particular subnet. The
IP is entered as a dotted decimal IP, such as 192.168.0.2.
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Resolve Alert Destination 1 MAC Address: Instructs the SCW to resolve the MAC address
of the first alert destination IP address. If the Alert Destination MAC address cannot be
resolved, then the SCW will display a dialog which allows you to enter in a MAC address. A
final option would be to just continue, which would result in alerts being sent via broadcast.
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Alert Destination 1 MAC Address: The Alert Destination MAC Address is the physical or the
Ethernet address of the Alert Destination. It corresponds to the Alert Destination IP Address.
The MAC address is entered as six dotted hexadecimal bytes, such as 3e.4d.ab.12.c3.23.
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Alert Destination Console 2 IP Address: The Alert Destination Console 2 IP Address edit
box allows you to enter the IP address for the second alert destination for this LAN channel. In
case of single node destination this is the unicast or specific IP address. This is the IP Subnet
address if the alert needs to be broadcast within a particular subnet.
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Resolve Alert Destination 2 MAC Address: The Resolve Alert Destination 2 MAC Address
checkbox, if enabled, instructs the SCW to attempt to automatically resolve the MAC for this
LAN channel. If the Alert Destination 2 MAC address cannot be resolved, then the SCW will
display a dialog, which allows you to enter a MAC address. A final option would be to just
continue, which would result in alerts being sent via broadcast.
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Alert Destination 2 MAC Address: The Alert Destination 2 MAC Address edit box allows
you to enter the MAC address for the second alert destination on this LAN channel. The Alert
Destination MAC Address is the physical or the Ethernet address of the Alert Destination. It
corresponds to the Alert Destination IP Address. The MAC address is entered as six dotted
hexadecimal bytes, such as 3e.4d.ab.12.c3.23.
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SNMP Community String: The SNMP Community String edit box allows you to enter the
community field in the Header section of the SNMP trap sent for a LAN alert. If a string is not
set on the server, then the SCW will display and set the string as public. The string must be
from 5 to 18 characters long.
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LAN Alert Filters: If you press the LAN Alert Filters button, the SCW will display the next
screen with which you can check the filters that are to be used when sending out alerts.
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No Email Alerts: The No Email Alerts Radio Button allows you to specify that none of the
alerts that may be configured are to go to any configured email addresses. This is the default
setting in Management Module - Professional Edition system configurations, and cannot be
changed on these system configurations.
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Send Email Alerts via LAN Alert IP Address 1: The Send Email Alerts via LAN Alert IP
Address 1 radio button allows you to specify that all LAN alerts configured to go the first alert
IP address are instead to be sent as emails. This option is available only on the Management
Module - Advanced Edition system configuration.
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Send Email Alerts via LAN Alert IP Address 2: The Send Email Alerts via LAN Alert IP
Address 2 radio button allows you to specify that all LAN alerts configured to go the second
alert IP address are instead to be sent as email messages. This option is available only on the
Management Module - Advanced Edition system configuration.
Server Platform Utilities
The next screen displayed allows you to select the type of alert to receive:
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Select All Button: This button will select all of the filter checkboxes on the dialog.
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Clear All: This button will clear all of the filter checkboxes on the dialog.
Configuring the Serial/Modem Channel
The Serial/Modem channel option is available on both the Management Module - Professional Edition
and Management Module - Advanced Edition system configurations.
The Serial/Modem Connection configuration section provides the mechanism to configure the
serial/modem channel that is present on the system. The configuration of the serial/modem channel
is spread across several configuration screens. The first screen sets data specific to configuring the
modem. The second screen sets data specific to the access modes. The last screen sets data specific
to paging, if paging is desired on the server.
Serial/Modem Configuration Screen 1 - Modem Setup
When the screen comes up, the settings displayed are the current settings for the serial/modem
channel on the server. All fields on this screen are required to have valid data entered. The Continue
button is disabled/grayed out until all of the edit boxes on the screen have data entered.
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ESC Sequence: The ESC Sequence edit box allows you to enter the escape sequence string
for the modem. The string is sent to the modem before sending a command string to the
modem. The edit control will limit the number of characters that can be entered for the ESC
Sequence string to 5.
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Hangup String: The Hangup Line edit box allows you to enter the hangup ling string. This
string is sent to the modem whenever the EMP wants to terminate the session. The EMP
automatically sends an <Enter> character after this string. The edit control will limit the
number of characters that can be entered for the Hangup String to 8.
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Modem Init String: The Modem Init String edit box allows you to enter the modem
initialization string. This string is transmitted every time a serial/modem connection is
initialized. The string length of the Modem Init String is determined at run time and the edit
control will limit the number of characters that can be entered to that value.
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Modem Dial Command: The Modem Dial Command edit box allows you to enter the modem
dial command string. This string is transmitted every time a Platform Event Page is sent. This
string is sent before the paging string to indicate to the modem how to dial.
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Serial/Modem Configuration Screen 2 - Configuring Remote
Server Management Options for a Serial / Modem Connection
This screen allows you to continue to enter the necessary settings to configure the serial/modem
channel.
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Enable Access: The Enable Access checkbox allows you to enable or disable Serial/Modem
connectivity. When checked, all of the Serial/Modem parameters are enabled and you can set
them to the appropriate values. When not checked, all of the Serial/Modem parameters on this
page are disabled.
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Serial Privilege Level: The Serial Privilege Level dropdown list allows you to select a privilege
limit for the serial channel. This privilege level takes precedence over the user privilege limit.
If the privilege level is set at User level, for example, then users can only execute user-level
commands, even if the user privilege level is set higher than User. The possible privilege level
choices are the same as the LAN Privilege levels.
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Connection Mode: The Connection Mode combo allows you to configure the method to
connect to the Serial/Modem connectivity. The valid choices are:
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Direct Connect: For applications that connect to the serial/modem port directly to another
computer system.
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Modem Mode: For applications where the serial/modem port is connected to an external
modem.
System Phone Number: The System Phone Number edit box allows you to enter the
phone number used to connect to this system. The length of the phone number allowed is
determined at run time. The SCW will limit the number of characters that can be entered at
runtime.
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Serial/Modem Configuration Screen 3 - Configuring Alerting
over a Serial/Modem Connection
This screen allows you to continue to enter the necessary settings to configure the serial/modem
channel. The Continue button is disabled/grayed out until all edit boxes on the screen have data
entered.
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Enable Serial/Modem Paging Checkbox: The Enable Serial/Modem Paging checkbox allows
you to enable Serial/Modem paging. When checked, the remaining controls on this screen are
also enabled so that Serial/Modem paging can be configured. If this checkbox is cleared, all
controls are disabled and Serial/Modem paging shall be disabled on the server.
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Alert Destination Phone Number Edit Box: The Alert Destination Phone Number edit box
allows you to enter the phone number of the system that is to receive Alerts through a serial/
modem connection.
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Paging String Edit Box: The Paging String edit box allows you to enter the paging string
that contains the characters that are sent once the connection has been made. The length of
the Paging String is determined at run time. The paging string is concatenated with the Alert
Destination Phone Number entered on this screen. Therefore, it is not necessary to enter the
Alert Destination Phone Number with the Paging String.
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Blackout Period Edit Box: The Blackout Period edit box allows you to enter the time, in
minutes, between successive pages. The valid range is [0 - 255] where 0 disables the blackout
period.
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Alert Paging Filters: If you press the Alert Paging Filters button, the SCW will display the next
screen with which you can check the filters that are to be used when sending out alerts.
See “LAN Channel Configuration Screen 3 - LAN Alerting Setup” for further information.
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Select Users to Configure Screen
The Configure Users Screen provides a mechanism for configuring user access to LAN and Serial/
Modem channels. A maximum of four users are supported by the PLATINUM 7200 IR Server. The
screens allow configuration of user settings like username, password and the per-channel configuration
for each user. These options are available on both the Management Module - Professional Edition
and the Management Module - Advanced Edition system configurations.
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Configuring the User 1 [Anonymous User] on this server: If you select this box, you will be
presented screens to configure the anonymous user.
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Configuring User 2 on this server: If you select this box, you will be presented screens to
configure the second user.
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Configuring User 3 on this server: If you select this box, you will be presented screens to
configure the third user.
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Configuring User 4 on this server: If you select this box, you will be presented screens to
configure the fourth user.
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Select All: If you click this button, all of the above options are selected. Use this if you want to
configure all four users. This button is available only if all of the users are configurable.
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Clear All: If you click this button, all of the above options are de-selected. This button is
available only if all of the users are configurable.
Configure Users Screen
The Configure Users Screen provides a mechanism for configuring user access to LAN and Serial/
Modem channels. The maximum number of users that can be configured for a system depends on
that system. The screens allow configuration of user settings like username, password, and the perchannel configuration for each user.
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Enable User: The Enable User checkbox allows you to enable or disable this user. When the
checkbox is enabled, all other configuration items for this user become enabled.
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Username: The Username edit box is used to allow a custom name to be assigned to a user
configuration. For User 1, the name must be set to Anonymous. Therefore, this option is
disabled for User 1.
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Set Password for this User: The Set Password button displays a dialog box that allows a
password to be set for the selected user.
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LAN Channel 1 Privilege Level Limit: The LAN Channel 1 Privilege Level Limit list allows you
to select the privilege level for the user being configured. The global privilege level set for LAN
channel access takes precedence over the user privilege level. For example, if the LAN channel
is configured for user access only, then users are limited to user operations regardless of the
user privilege level.
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LAN Channel 2 Privilege Level Limit: The LAN Channel 2 Privilege Level Limit dropdown list
allows you to select the privilege level the user being configured.
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Serial Channel Privilege Level Limit: The Serial Channel Privilege Level dropdown list
allows you to select the privilege level for the serial/modem channel access of the user being
configured.
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Advanced LAN Channel Privilege Level Limit: The Advanced LAN Channel Privilege Level
dropdown list allows you to select the privilege level for the Advanced MM LAN channel
access for the user being configured. This option is available only on the Management Module
- Advanced Edition system configuration.
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Enable HTTP for this User: The Enable HTTP for this User checkbox is provided to Enable
HTTP feature for this user on the Advanced MM LAN Channel. This option is available only on
the platform configuration that uses the Management Module - Advanced Edition.
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Enable HTTPS for this User: The Enable HTTPS for this User checkbox is provided to Enable
HTTPS feature for this user on the Advanced MM LAN Channel. This option is available only on
the platform configuration that uses the Management Module - Advanced Edition.
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Enable Telnet for this User: The Enable Telnet for this User checkbox is provided to Enable
Telnet feature for this user on the Advanced MM LAN Channel. This option is available only on
the platform configuration that uses the Management Module - Advanced Edition.
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Configuring the Advanced Features
Advanced Features are configured through three main screens and several sub-screens. Each screen
displays the configuration options for one or more of the advanced features. The Advanced Features are
available only on the platform configuration that uses the Management Module - Advanced Edition.
Advanced Features Configuration Screen 1: SNMP, KVM, Telnet
The first Advanced Features Configuration screen allows you to enable and/or configure the SNMP
(simple Network Management Protocol), KVM (Keyboard/Video/Mouse) and Telnet advanced
features.
SNMP Settings
The BMC SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) feature provides a way for basic server
management information access and control operations to be available Out Of Band (OOB). This
allows server management without requiring any operating system agents and provides for Pre-OS
and operating system hung operation.
The BMC provides support for SNMP v1, v2 and v3. As originally defined, SNMP is intended to allow
a remote host to monitor network performance at various servers, gateways, routers and other
assorted network appliances. The data monitored are typically things like number of packets per
second, packet fragmentation, etc.
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Enable SNMP: The SNMP Enable checkbox, when checked, turns on the SNMP feature and
also enables the remaining SNMP configurations items.
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SNMP Port: The SNMP Port is the port on which the SNMP agent is listening on the server.
You can configure the SNMP port using this field. The default is 161. The valid range is 1 to
65535. This configuration item is available only when the SNMP Enable checkbox is checked.
KVM Settings
The Remote KVM (Keyboard, Video, and Mouse) feature provides a means to capture and redirect
managed server video graphics to a remote console (running KVM software) over the network. Video
memory from the managed server shall be compressed, encrypted and sent over the Internet using IP
to a remote client. In addition, keyboard and mouse activity from the remote console can be received
for input to the managed server. This feature is available only on the Advanced MM module.
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Enable KVM: The KVM Enable checkbox, when checked, turns on the KVM feature for this
server.
Telnet Settings
The Common CLI provides a common syntax for command-line interface commands across the
channels and platforms to communicate with the BMC through scripting. The command syntax is
different from the syntax specified by IPMI 1.5 for Terminal Mode text commands.
The Telnet protocol in the net stack always uses the Common CLI command syntax for its text
commands. It creates an IPMI session with the input provided at the login/password prompts. Once
the session is created, it allows executing the CCLI text commands. It closes the IPMI session when
it receives “exit/logout” commands.
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Enable Telnet: The Telnet Enable checkbox, when checked, turns on the Telnet feature and
also enables the remaining Telnet configurations items.
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Telnet Port: The Telnet Port edit box is where the port number for the Telnet feature can be
entered. The Telnet port is the port on which the connection is made. The default is 25. The
valid range is 1 to 65535.
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Advanced Features Configuration Screen 2: HTTP Settings
This screen allows you to continue the configuration of the Advanced Features on this server, by
configuring the HTTP and HTTPS settings.
The HTTP module accepts requests via HTTP on a user-configurable port (default port is 80). Two
interface styles are supported via the network interface:
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Browser Interface: The “browser interface” style presents web pages to the user, who may
click buttons or enter text values in order to interact with the server.
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Program Interface: The “program interface” style accepts requests using a more traditional
HTTP GET/POST mechanism for presenting requests. Responses are returned wrapped in
XML and are designed for ease of parsing by software, not necessarily for ease of display.
The following options are available on this screen:
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Enable HTTP: When the HTTP server is disabled, it closes all open sockets so that the
network stack will not accept incoming HTTP connections. It also suspends itself so that the
HTTP thread will not run. When the HTTP server is enabled, it will wake up the HTTP thread,
which will open its sockets. If this feature is disabled, none of the other fields is editable.
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HTTP Port: The HTTP Port edit box allows the HTTP port number for this server to be set. The
HTTP port is the port on which the TCP/IP connection is made. The default is 80. The valid
range is 1 to 65535.
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HTTP Host Name: The HTTP Host Name edit box allows the HTTP Host Name for this server
to be set. The HTTP Host Name is the domain name of the system.
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Enable HTTPS: When the HTTPS server is disabled, it closes all open sockets so that the
network stack will not accept incoming HTTPS connections. When the HTTPS server is
enabled, it will wake up the HTTPS thread, which will open its sockets. If this feature is
disabled, none of the other fields are editable.
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HTTPS Port: The HTTPS Port edit box allows the HTTPS Port number for this server to be set.
The HTTPS port is the port on which the SSL connection is made. The default is 80. The valid
range is 1 to 65535.
Advanced Features Configuration Screen 3: SMTP Alert
Settings
This screen allows you to continue the configuration of the Advanced Features on this server by
configuring the SMTP alert settings.
The BMC Email Alerting feature provides a way for IPMI alerts to be delivered via email as well as
the IPMI standard alerting methods. This allows email alerting in an operating system-independent
and operating system-absent fashion, such as before the operating system is loaded and in case
the operating system hangs. The BMC provides support for sending mail via SMTP, the Simple Mail
Transport Protocol.
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Sender Machine Name: The Sender Machine Name edit box is where the name of this server
goes. This name is used in the email so that the recipient knows what machine the email is
coming from.
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From Address: The From Address edit box is where the email address of where the emails
are coming from, so that the recipient can tell who the email is from.
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To Address: The To Address edit box is the email address of where the emails are being sent
to.
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Subject: The Mail Subject edit box is where the subject of the email can be entered.
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Saving the Configuration to a Disk
When you have completed the data entry portion of the SCW, you are prompted to save the
configuration to a CD-ROM drive or to a USB flash memory device. This allows future servers to be
configured identically to this server, using the silent mode of the SCW.
Save Server Configuration to Disk: The Save Server Configuration checkbox saves the configuration
to a USB accessable device. This makes configuring a group of identical servers fast and easy. If you
check the option to save the server’s configuration, the SCW displays a file save dialog, allowing you
to enter a location and file name where the configuration is to be saved.
The file/open dialog follows the standard Microsoft® Windows® file/open dialog scheme.
Saving the Configuration to the Server
After each applicable screen has been displayed and you have entered and/or altered the settings,
the SCW saves the data to the server. The SCW exits and the BMC Configuration Utility performs
this save function.
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Tools and Supplies Needed
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Phillips #2 screwdriver
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Flat head screwdriver
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Antistatic wrist strap (recommended)
Removing and Installing the Top Cover
WARNING
Make sure the rack is anchored securely so it will not tilt forward when the server chassis is
extended. A crush hazard exists should the rack tilt forward. This could cause serious injury.
CAUTIONS
For proper cooling and airflow, do not operate the server with the cover removed. Do not leave the
chassis cover open or a system fan removed any longer than necessary; system cooling could be
reduced.
The server comes with a removable top cover that allows the PCI cards, Memory Boards, and the
system fans to be hot-swapped, and the system components to be serviced.
With the exception of the components described in this chapter, all servicing must be done
by a qualified service technician.
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Removing the Top Cover
To remove the top cover, follow these instructions:
1. Observe the safety precautions, warnings, and cautions described in “Safety Information”.
2. If the chassis is rack-mounted, slide the chassis out far enough to expose the entire top cover.
3. Unscrew the two captive screws on the faceplate of the chassis.
4. Slide the top cover toward the back of the chassis until the tabs on the cover disengage with
the slots in the chassis.
5. Lift the cover to remove it.
B
A
Figure 10. Removing the Top Cover
Installing the Top Cover
To install the top cover, follow these instructions:
1. Observe the safety precautions, warnings, and cautions described in “Safety Information”
2. Place the top cover on the chassis so the tabs on the cover align with the slots on the chassis.
3. Slide the top cover towards the front of the chassis until it is fully closed.
4. Tighten the captive screws on the face plate of the chassis.
5. Slide the server into the rack.
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Hot-swapping a System Fan Assembly
Two cooling fan assemblies are located at the front of the chassis. Each assembly contains two fans.
You cannot replace the individual fans within the assembly, but you can replace each fan assembly.
You can replace a failed cooling fan assembly without turning off the power to the server only if the
remaining fan in the assembly is fully operational. Each fan assembly uses an amber LED to indicate a
failed fan condition. If the amber LED is on, the fan assembly needs to be replaced. The LED remains
off during normal operation.
CAUTION
System cooling is reduced during the fan replacement process. Do not leave a system fan removed
for longer than two minutes.
Do not touch the fan blades while they are turning.
1. Observe the safety, ESD, and other precautions described in “Safety Information.”
2. Locate the fan assembly you are replacing. If a fan in the assembly has failed, the amber LED
will be lit. See letter “A” in Figure 11.
3. Press the green button on the front of the fan assembly to release the handle. See letter “B”
in the figure.
4. Use the handle to pull the fan from the system. See letter “C” in the figure.
B
A
C
Figure 11. System Fan Location and Removal
5. Open the handle on the replacement fan assembly.
6. Slide the replacement fan into the fan bay.
7. Push the handle closed until it clicks into place.
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Hot-swapping Hard Disk Drives
The server supports five hot-swap drive carriers. Each carrier holds a standard one-inch high SCSI-2
or SCSI-3 hard drive.
The procedures in this section describe how to determine drive status, remove a faulty drive, and
install a new drive. If a drive is in a redundant configuration, you can install or replace a hot-swap hard
disk drive without powering down the server.
CAUTION
To ensure proper airflow and server cooling, all drive bays must contain either a carrier with a hard
drive installed in it or a carrier with an air baffle installed.
Determining Drive Status
The drive carriers contain light-pipes that allow dual-color LED indicators to show through the bezel
to display the hard disk drive status, as shown by Figure 12.
A
B
Figure 12. Hard Disk Drive Carrier
Table 15. Hard Disk Drive Carrier
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Item
Description
A
Latch
B
Dual-color activity LED:
• Amber flashing: Indicates the hard drive is active.
• Amber and green alternating flashing: Indicates hard drive is powered on and is
rebuilding RAID, or it is powered on and has a fault condition.
• Amber flashing: Indicates hard drive is not powered on and has a fault condition.
• Unlit: Indicates no hard drive is installed in that location, or a drive is installed but has
no current activity.
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Removing a Hard Disk Drive
1. Observe the safety, ESD, and other precautions described in “Safety Information.”
2. Press on the green drive carrier latch.
3. Pull the handle to remove the drive cage from the chassis.
4. Place the drive cage on a clean, static-free work surface.
Mounting a Hard Disk Drive in a Carrier
To mount a hard drive in a carrier:
1. Observe the safety, ESD, and other precautions described in “Safety Information.”
2. Remove the hard disk drive from the protective wrapper and place it on a clean ESD-protected
work surface.
3. Set any jumpers and/or switches on the drive according to the drive manufacturer’s
instructions.
4. If the drive carrier is installed in the chassis, remove it and place it on a clean static-free work
surface. For instructions, see “Removing a Hard Disk Drive”.
5. Remove the four screws that hold the air baffle in place.
6. Remove the air baffle from the carrier.
7. Store the air baffle for future reinstallation.
8. Position the drive in the carrier with the label-side up and the connector end of the drivefacing
the back of the carrier.
9. Align the holes in the drive to the holes in the drive carrier slide track and insert the screws
that you were attached to the air baffle.
Installing a Hard Disk Drive Assembly
1. Observe the safety, ESD, and other precautions described in “Safety Information”.
2. With the drive carrier handle fully open, slide the drive carrier all the way into the drive bay in
the chassis.
3. Use the handle to push the carrier until it docks in the chassis, then close the drive carrier
handle.
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Hot-swapping Power Supplies
If your server is configured with two power supplies, you can replace a failed or failing power supply
without powering down the server.
CAUTION
Because of chassis airflow disruption, a power supply bay should never be vacant for more than two
minutes when the server power is on. Exceeding five-minutes might cause the system to exceed
the maximum acceptable temperature and possibly damage system components.
Removing a Power Supply
CAUTION
Any unoccupied power supply slots must be covered with a filler panel. Uncovered slots can disrupt
the airflow used for cooling the system.
1. Observe the safety, ESD, and other precautions described in “Safety Information”.
2. Remove the AC power cord from the power supply to be removed.
3. Unscrew the thumb latch to unlock the power supply handle.
4. Open the handle on the power supply.
5. Pull the power supply from the chassis and set it on a clean, ESD-protected work surface.
6. Install a replacement power supply or a filler panel. For instructions, see “Installing a Power
Supply”.
Installing a Power Supply
1. Remove the new power supply from the protective packaging and place it on a clean ESD
protected work surface.
2. Remove the filler panel from the back of the chassis, if installed.
3. Position the power supply with the handle at the right side of the power supply.
4. Slide the new power supply partway into the power supply bay.
5. With the handle in the open position, push the power supply fully into the bay until it stops.
6. Rotate the handle to the closed position.
7. Tighten the thumbscrew to secure the power supply.
8. Plug the power cord into the AC receptacle on the power supply.
9. Use the LEDs on the power supply to confirm the power supply is functioning.
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Installing and Removing PCI Cards
This section outlines the procedures for performing a hot-plug operation with PCI cards and installing
and removing non-hot-plug PCI cards. Cards can be hot-swapped in PCI slots 1 through 5. The server
must be powered down to install or remove a card from PCI slots 6 and 7.
CAUTION
Expansion slot covers must be installed on all vacant slots to maintain the electromagnetic emission
characteristics of the server and to ensure proper cooling of the system.
Removing Hot-plug PCI Card with Operating System Hot-Plug Interface
CAUTION
Only PCI add-in cards in PCI slots 1 through 5 are hot-swappable. If you are adding or removing a PCI
card from PCI slot 6 or 7, see “Removing a Non-Hot-Plug PCI Card” and “Installing a Non-Hot-Plug
PCI Card”.
1. Observe the safety, ESD, and other precautions described in “Safety Information”.
2. Remove the top cover. For instructions, see “Removing the Top Cover”.
3. If you are using a Microsoft® Windows® operating system, double-click the “Unplug/Eject” icon
in the taskbar to open the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” menu.
4. Select the device to be removed and click “Stop”.
5. Wait for the PCI slot power LED at the rear if the slot to turn off.
6. Disconnect any cables attached to the card.
7. Rotate the retention latch at the rear of the card slot into the up position.
8. If a long card is installed, press the blue plastic piece at the front of the card.
9. Pull up on the card to remove it.
10. Store the card in an antistatic protective wrapper.
11. Install an expansion slot cover over the empty slot or install a replacement PCI card:
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To install an expansion slot cover: align the cover with the slot from the rear of the chassis.
Press the cover into the slot. Rotate the bracket at the rear of the card slot into the down
position.
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To install a replacement PCI card: see “Installing a Hot-plug PCI Add-in Card”.
12. Install the top cover. For instructions, see “Installing the Top Cover”.
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Removing Hot-plug PCI Card with Hardware Hot-Plug Interface
CAUTION
Only PCI add-in cards in PCI slots 1 through 5 are hot-swappable. If you are adding or removing a PCI
card from PCI slot 6 or 7, see “Removing a Non-Hot-Plug PCI Card” and “Installing a Non-Hot-Plug
PCI Card”.
1. Observe the safety precautions, warnings, and cautions described in “Safety Information”.
2. Remove the top cover. For instructions, see “Removing the Top Cover”.
3. Press the attention button for the slot.
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NOTE
Press the attention button again within five seconds to abort the hot-plug operation.
4. Wait for the power LED on the slot to turn off.
5. Disconnect any cables to the PCI card.
6. Rotate the retention latch at the rear of the card slot into the up position.
7. If a long card is installed, press the blue plastic piece at the front of the card.
8. Pull up on the card to remove it.
9. Store the card in an anti-static bag.
10. Install an expansion slot cover over the empty slot or install a replacement PCI card:
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To install an expansion slot cover: align the cover with the slot from the rear of the chassis.
Press the cover into the slot. Rotate the retention latch at the rear of the board slot into the
down position.
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To install a replacement PCI card: see “Installing a Hot-plug PCI Add-in Card”.
11. Install the top cover. For instructions see “Installing the Top Cover”.
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Installing a Hot-plug PCI Add-in Card
CAUTION
Only PCI add-in cards in PCI slots 1 through 5 are hot-swappable. If you are adding or removing a PCI
card from PCI slot 6 or 7, see “Removing a Non-Hot-Plug PCI Card” and “Installing a Non-Hot-Plug
PCI Card”.
1. Observe the safety precautions, warnings, and cautions described in “Safety Information”.
2. If your server is operating, use your operating system or GUI application to power down the
PCI slot.
3. Remove the top cover. For instructions, see “Removing the Top Cover”.
4. Being careful not to touch the components or gold edge-connectors on the add-in card, remove
the card from the anti-static bag, and place it on a clean, ESD-protected work surface.
5. Rotate the retention latch at the rear of the card slot into the up position.
6. If necessary, remove the expansion slot cover in the slot you are using by sliding it up from
inside the chassis.
7. Align and slide the adapter board down until it seats in its connector. If you are installing a fulllength card, guide the front of the card into the appropriate slot.
8. Press the card down firmly until it seats into the slot.
CAUTION
Some accessory/option board outputs exceed Class 2 or limited power source limits. Use appropriate
interconnecting cabling in accordance with the national electrical code.
9. Rotate the retention latch at the rear of the card slot into the down position.
10. Connect any required cabling to the PCI add-in board.
11. If using the operating system hot-plug interface:
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Wait for the software user interface to appear on your monitor and then confirm the device
to be enabled.
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Wait for the power LED to turn on.
If using the hardware hot-plug interface:
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Press the attention button for the slot. If you need to abort the hot-plug operation, press
the attention button again within five seconds.
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Wait for power LED to turn on.
NOTE
For either the operating system interface or the hardware hot-plug interface, if the attention LED is
blinking, a power fault has occurred. You may need to remove the adapter, wait for the LED to turn
off, and re-start the hot insertion.
12. Install the top cover. For instructions, see “Installing the Top Cover”.
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Removing a Non-Hot-Plug PCI Card
PCI cards installed in slots 1 through 5 are hot-swappable. If you are adding or removing a card from
one of these slots, you can do so without powering down the server. If you wish to do so, follow
the instructions under “Removing Hot-plug PCI Card with Operating System Hot-Plug Interface”
or “Removing Hot-plug PCI Card with Hardware Hot-Plug Interface”, and “Installing a Hot-plug PCI
Add-in Card”.
CAUTION
Damage to the system occurs if power is not removed from the system prior to removal or installation
of non-hot-plug boards.
1. Observe the safety precautions, warnings, and cautions described in “Safety Information”.
2. Turn off all peripheral devices connected to the system.
3. Power down the system and unplug both AC power cords to remove power from the server.
4. Remove the top cover. For instructions, see “Removing the Top Cover”.
5. Disconnect any cables attached to the PCI card.
6. Rotate the retention latch at the rear of the card slot into the up position.
7. Pull up on the card to remove it.
8. Place the PCI card on a clean, static-free work surface or inside a static-free plastic bag.
9. Install an expansion slot cover over the empty slot or install a replacement PCI card:
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To install an expansion slot cover: align the cover with the slot from the rear of the chassis.
Press the cover into the slot. Rotate the bracket at the rear of the chassis into the down
position.
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To install a replacement PCI card: see “Installing a Non-Hot-Plug PCI Card”.
10. Install the top cover. For instructions, see “Installing the Top Cover”.
Installing a Non-Hot-Plug PCI Card
1. Observe the safety precautions, warnings, and cautions described in “Safety Information”
2. Turn off all peripheral devices connected to the system.
3. Power down the system and unplug both AC power cords.
4. Remove the top cover. For instructions, see “Removing the Top Cover”.
5. Being careful not to touch the components or the gold edge connectors on the PCI card,
remove it from its protective wrapper. Place the card component-side up on a clean, static free
work surface.
6. Rotate the retention latch at the rear of the card slot into the up position.
7. If necessary, remove the expansion slot cover in the slot you are using by sliding it up from
inside the chassis.
8. Align and slide the adapter board down until it seats in its connector. If you are installing a fulllength card, guide the front of the card into the appropriate slot.
9. Press the card down firmly until it seats into the slot.
10. Rotate the retention latch at the rear of the card slot into the down position.
11. Attach the required cables to the PCI card.
12. Install the top cover. For instructions, see “Installing the Top Cover”.
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Installing and Removing the Fibre Channel Module
Removing the Fibre Channel Module
1. Observe the safety precautions, warnings, and cautions described in “Safety Information”.
2. Turn off all peripheral devices connected to the system.
3. Power down the system and unplug both AC power cords.
4. Remove the top cover. For instructions, see “Removing the Top Cover”.
5. Disconnect any cables attached to the Fibre Channel Module.
6. Remove the Memory Board or Memory Board air baffle from Slot C. For instructions, see
“Cold Removal of Memory Board”.
7. Rotate the retention lever at the rear of the Fibre Channel Module slot into the up position.
8. Pull up on the Fibre Channel Module to remove it.
9. Place the Fibre Channel Module inside a static-free plastic bag on a clean, static-free work
surface.
10. Install an expansion slot cover over the empty slot or install a replacement Fibre Channel
Module:
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To install an expansion slot cover: align the cover with the slot from the rear of the chassis.
Press the cover into the slot. Rotate the retention lever at the rear of the Fibre Channel
Module slot into the down position.
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To install a replacement Fibre Channel Module: see “Installing the Fibre Channel Module”.
11. Install the Memory Board or Memory Board air baffle into Slot C. For instructions, see “Cold
Insertion of a Memory Board”.
12. Install the top cover. For instructions, see “Installing the Top Cover”.
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Installing the Fibre Channel Module
1. Observe the safety precautions, warnings, and cautions described in “Safety Information”.
2. Turn off all peripheral devices connected to the system.
3. Power down the system and unplug both AC power cords.
4. Remove the top cover. For instructions, see “Removing the Top Cover”.
5. Remove the Memory Board or Memory Board air baffle from Slot C. For instructions, see
“Cold Removal of Memory Board”.
6. Being careful not to touch the components or gold edge-connectors on the Fibre Channel
Module, remove the Module from the anti-static bag, and place it on a clean, ESD-protected
work surface.
7. Rotate the retention lever at the rear of the Fibre Channel Module slot into the up position.
8. If necessary, remove the expansion slot cover in the slot you are using by sliding it up from
inside the chassis.
9. Align and slide the adapter board down until it seats in the connector.
10. Press the card down firmly until it seats into the slot.
11. Attach any required cables to the Fibre Channel Module.
12. Install the Memory Board or Memory Board air baffle into Slot C. For instructions, see “Cold
Insertion of a Memory Board”.
13. Install the top cover. For instructions, see “Installing the Top Cover”.
Installing and Removing Memory Boards
Memory Boards can be configured in a redundant or a non-redundant configuration. Memory Boards
configured using RAID or mirroring are in a redundant configuration. If a Memory Board that is
configured in a redundant configuration has a memory DIMM or a Memory Board fault, the Memory
Board and / or DIMM containing the fault can be removed and replaced while the system is powered
on.
Memory Boards that are configured in a non-redundant configuration (including Memory Boards
configured with spare memory) must not be removed while the system is powered on.
The following hot plug memory options are available.
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Memory Hot Replace: While the system is in operation and configured with a RAID or
Mirroring configuration, you can replace a failed Memory Board. The replacement board must
include an identical memory capacity. The system will test, initialize, and rebuild the data on
the Memory Board and then include this board in the system memory configuration. The
activity is transparent to the operating system,
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Memory Hot Add: While the system is in operation and configured with a RAID or Mirroring
configuration, you can increase the memory capacity of the system while the operating system
is active. For RAID remove and add memory to one Memory Board at a time. Replace the
removed Memory Board before adding memory to another board. If your server is configured
in the Maximum Compatibility configuration, a new Memory Board can be added to an empty
slot. When the initialization is complete, the operating system is informed of the new memory.
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CAUTION
Do not attempt to hot remove or hot add a Memory Board in a non-redundant configuration. If your
server is not configured in the BIOS setup utility for Maximum Compatibility, Memory RAID, or Memory
Mirroring, you must power down your server before removing or installing any Memory Board or
memory DIMMs. For instructions, see “Cold Removal of Memory Board” and “Cold Insertion of a
Memory Board”.
Removing Memory Board Air Baffle
Either a Memory Board or a Memory Board air baffle must be installed in each Memory Board slot.
1. Observe the safety precautions, warnings, and cautions described in “Safety Information”.
2. Remove the top cover. For instructions, see “Removing the Top Cover”.
3. Insert your fingers into the two holes on the top of the Memory Board air baffle.
4. Push the tab between the two holes in the direction of the arrow.
5. Lift the Memory Board air baffle from the server.
Installing Memory Board Air Baffle
1. Observe the safety precautions, warnings, and cautions described in “Safety Information”.
2. Remove the top cover. For instructions, see “Removing the Top Cover”.
3. Insert the Memory Board air baffle into the Memory Board slot with the arrow on the tab
pointing to the right. The Memory Board air baffle will lock into the Memory Board slot.
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Hot Removal of a Memory Board
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NOTE
If you remove a Memory Board from your server, you must either replace it with a replacement
Memory Board or you must install a Memory Board air baffle.
If the Memory Board is installed in a system that is powered on, the following steps are required to
ensure proper hot removal so that the system will not crash:
1. Observe the safety precautions, warnings, and cautions described in “Safety Information”.
2. Remove the top cover. For instructions, see “Removing the Top Cover”.
3. Press the attention button on the Memory Board. The power LED will begin to flash.
4. After the Hot Plug Attention LED stops flashing and turns off, make sure the Power LED for
the Memory Board is also off.
CAUTION
Do not attempt to remove any Memory Board while any of the LEDs are either on or blinking. If the
attention LEDs do not turn off, your configuration may not support hot-plug Memory Board activity.
For instructions on non-hot-plug Memory Board maintenance, see “Cold Removal of Memory Board”
and “Cold Insertion of a Memory Board”.
5. Once all the board LEDs are off, press the latch on the handle and lift the Memory Board
handle.
6. Pull up on the Memory Board handle to lift the Memory Board from the server.
7. Install DIMMs, then reinstall the Memory Board, or install a Memory Board air baffle:
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For instructions to install DIMMs, see “Installing and Removing DIMMs”.
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For instructions to install the Memory Board air baffle, see “Hot Insertion of a Memory
Board”.
NOTE
If you fail to follow the proper Hot Plug Remove process you must unlock the memory module by
unlatching the handle. By pulling the handle, power to the slot will be immediately disabled. The
“surprise hot remove” action may cause the operating system to crash, but will not electrically
damage the system.
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Hot Insertion of a Memory Board
1. Add or replace memory DIMMs as needed. For instructions, see “Installing and Removing
DIMMs”.
2. Ensure the handle on the Memory Board is in the open / up position.
3. Align the ends in the card guides and slide the Memory Board into the Memory Board slot.
4. Push the handle down into the fully-locked position.
5. Install the top cover. For instructions, see “Installing the Top Cover”.
Cold Removal of Memory Board
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NOTE
If you remove a Memory Board from your server, you must either replace it with a replacement
Memory Board or you must install a Memory Board air baffle.
1. Observe the safety precautions, warnings, and cautions described in “Safety Information”.
2. Turn off all peripheral devices connected to the system.
3. Power down the system and unplug both AC power cords.
4. Remove the top cover. For instructions, see “Removing the Top Cover”.
5. Press the latch on the handle and lift the Memory Board handle.
6. Pull up on the Memory Board handle to lift the Memory Board from the server.
7. Install DIMMs, then reinstall the Memory Board, or install a Memory Board air baffle:
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For instructions to install DIMMs, see “Installing and Removing DIMMs”.
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For instructions to install the Memory Board air baffle, see “Cold Insertion of a Memory
Board”.
8. Install the top cover. For instructions, see “Installing the Top Cover”.
Cold Insertion of a Memory Board
1. Observe the safety precautions, warnings, and cautions described in “Safety Information”.
2. Turn off all peripheral devices connected to the system.
3. Power down the system and unplug both AC power cords.
4. Remove the top cover. For instructions, see “Removing the Top Cover”.
5. Install DIMMs onto the Memory Board. For instructions, see “Installing and Removing
DIMMs”.
6. Remove a Memory Board air baffle from the server. For instructions, see “Cold Removal of
Memory Board”.
7. Ensure the handle on the Memory Board is in the open / up position.
8. Align the ends in the card guides and slide the Memory Board into the Memory Board slot.
9. Push the handle down into the fully-locked position.
10. Install the top cover. For instructions, see “Installing the Top Cover”.
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Installing and Removing DIMMs
To remove or install the DIMMs, remove the Memory Board from the chassis and install the DIMMs
on the Memory Board, then reinstall the Memory Board. Be sure to follow the “Rules for Adding
Memory”.
CAUTION
Do not attempt to hot remove or hot add a Memory Board in a non-redundant configuration. If your
server is not configured in the BIOS setup utility for Maximum Compatibility, Memory RAID, or Memory
Mirroring, you must power down your server before removing or installing any Memory Board or
memory DIMMs. For instructions, see “Cold Removal of Memory Board” and “Cold Insertion of a
Memory Board”.
Rules for Adding Memory
The following rules apply when adding memory to the Memory Boards:
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DIMMs must be populated in pairs, referred to as a bank. The two banks of DIMMs are
defined on each Memory Board as:
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Bank 1: DIMM connectors 1A and 1B
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Bank 2: DIMM connectors 2A and 2B
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Within a single bank, both DIMMs must be identical. (Identical DIMM size and identical
number of devices on the DIMM.
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The system does not support mixed-sized DIMMs or DIMMs from different vendors within the
same bank.
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If installing a single bank of DIMMs on the memory board, install in Bank 1.
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If installing both a bank of single- ranked DIMMs and a bank of dual ranked DIMMs on the
same Memory Board, install the double-sided DIMMs in Bank 1 and the single sided DIMMs in
Bank 2.
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For best performance, use identical memory DIMMs on each Memory Board.
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Use only DDR2 DIMMs. Other DIMMs will not fit into the socket. Attempts to force a nonDDR2 DIMM into a socket will damage either the socket or the DIMM.
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Installing DIMMs
CAUTIONS
Use extreme care when installing a DIMM. Applying too much pressure can damage the connector.
DIMMs are keyed and can be inserted in only one way.
Hold DIMMs only by the edges. Do not touch the components or gold edge connectors.
Install DIMMs with gold-plated edge connectors only.
The maximum DIMM height is 4.445 cm (1.75 inches). Do not install DIMMs that exceed this
height.
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NOTE
DIMM slots on the memory module must be installed only in certain configurations. Numbers next
to DIMM slots correspond to installation sequence. DIMMs must be installed by groups of two.
1. Remove the top cover. For instructions, see “Removing the Top Cover”.
2. Remove the Memory Board. For instructions, see “Hot Removal of a Memory Board” or “Cold
Removal of Memory Board”, depending on your server configuration
3. Remove the Memory Board DIMM cover from the Memory Board:
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Pull out on the latch.
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Press on the two tabs.
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Press on the tab.
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Lift the Memory Board DIMM cover from the Memory Board.
4. Open the plastic levers on each end of the DIMM socket(s).
5. Remove the DIMM from its antistatic container. Hold the DIMM only by the edges. Do not
touch the components or gold edge connectors.
6. Install DIMMs in the correct order. See “Rules for Adding Memory”.
7. Position the DIMM above the socket. Align the notch on the bottom edge of the DIMM with
the key in the DIMM socket.
8. Insert the bottom edge of the DIMM into the socket.
9. Push down on the top edge of the DIMM. The levers at each end of the DIMM socket will
close. Make sure the levers close securely.
10. Install the Memory Board DIMM cover on the Memory Board:
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Line up the two tabs.
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Press on the tab.
11. Install the Memory Board. For instructions, see “Hot Insertion of a Memory Board” or “Cold
Insertion of a Memory Board”, depending on your server configuration.
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Removing DIMMs
CAUTION
Use extreme care when removing DIMMs. Too much pressure can damage the connector. Apply
only enough pressure on the plastic levers to release the DIMM.
1. Remove the top cover. For instructions, see “Removing the Top Cover”.
2. Remove the Memory Board. For instructions, see “Hot Removal of a Memory Board” or “Cold
Removal of Memory Board”, depending on your server configuration.
3. Remove the Memory Board DIMM cover from the Memory Board:
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Pull out on the latch.
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Press on the tab.
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Press on the tab.
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Lift the Memory Board DIMM cover from the Memory Board.
4. Open the plastic levers on each end of the DIMM socket(s). The DIMM will lift from the
socket.
5. Hold the DIMM only by the edges. Do not touch the DIMM components or the gold edge
connectors. Store it in an antistatic bag.
6. Install replacement DIMMs if necessary. For instructions, see “Installing DIMMs”.
7. Install the Memory Board DIMM cover on the Memory Board:
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Line up the two tabs.
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Press on the tab.
8. Install the Memory Board or install a Memory Board air baffle into the Memory Board slot. For
instructions, see “Hot Insertion of a Memory Board” or “Cold Insertion of a Memory Board”,
depending on your server configuration.
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6 Replacing the CMOS Battery
The lithium battery on the Main Board powers the real-time clock (RTC) for three to four years in
the absence of power. When the battery weakens, it loses voltage and the system settings stored
in CMOS RAM and the Real Time Clock (such as the date and time) can be wrong. Contact your
customer service representative or dealer for a list of approved replacement batteries.
The following warning and translations are required by specific certifying agencies to be printed
immediately adjacent to the procedure for removing the battery.
CAUTION
Risk of explosion if the battery is replaced with an incorrect type. Batteries should be recycled
where possible. Disposal of used batteries must be in accordance with local environmental
regulations.
VORSICHT
Bei falschem Einsetzen einer neuen Batterie besteht Explosionsgefahr. Die Batterie darf
nur durch denselben oder einen entsprechenden, vom Hersteller empfohlenen Batterietyp
ersetzt werden. Entsorgen Sie verbrauchte Batterien den Anweisungen des Herstellers
entsprechend.
PRÉCAUTION
Risque d’explosion si la pile usagée est remplacée par une pile de type incorrect. Les piles
usagées doivent ętre recyclées dans la mesure du possible. La mise au rebut des piles
usagées doit respecter les réglementations locales en vigueur en matičre de protection de
l’environnement.
OSTRZEŻENIE
Istnieje niebezpieczeństwo wybuchu w przypadku zastosowania niewłaściwego typu baterii.
Zużyte baterie należy w miarę możliwości utylizować zgodnie z odpowiednimi przepisami
ochrony środowiska.
1. Observe the safety precautions, warnings, and cautions described in “Safety Information”.
2. Turn off all peripheral devices connected to the system.
3. Power down the system and unplug both AC power cords.
4. Remove the top cover. For instructions, see “Removing the Top Cover”.
5. Remove the Memory Board or the Memory Board air baffle from Slot A to expose the battery.
For instructions, see “Cold Removal of Memory Board”.
6. Place your finger on the edge of the battery, between the two smaller prongs that hold the
battery in place.
7. Without pulling up on the battery, push the battery toward the larger prongs until the edge of
the battery clears the small prongs.
8. Maintain pressure on the battery while pulling up on the released edge of the battery to lift it
from the server. See Figure 13.
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CAUTION
Do not attempt to pull the battery up until it is pushed clear of the smaller prongs. Doing so may
damage the battery holder on the Main Board.
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Figure 13. Removing the Battery
9. Dispose of the battery according to local ordinance.
10. Remove the new lithium battery from its package.
11. Being careful to observe the correct polarity, insert the battery at an angle into the battery
socket with the edge of the battery under the larger prongs in the battery socket.
12. Push the battery toward the larger prongs while pushing down on the raised edge of the
battery until it clicks into place under all four prongs.
13. Install the Memory Board or the Memory Board air baffle into slot A. For instructions, see
“Cold Insertion of a Memory Board”.
14. Install the top cover. For instructions, see “Installing the Top Cover”.
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Replacing the CMOS Battery
7 Regulatory and Integration Information
Product Regulatory Compliance
Product Safety Compliance
The server board complies with the following safety requirements:
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EN 60950 (European Union)
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IEC 60950 (International)
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CE - Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC) (European Union)
Product EMC Compliance
The server board has been has been tested and verified to comply with the following electromagnetic
compatibility (EMC) regulations when installed a compatible host system.
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CISPR 22, 3rd Edition (Class A) - Radiated & Conducted Emissions (International)
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EN 55022 (Class A) - Radiated & Conducted Emissions (European Union)
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EN 55024 (Immunity) (European Union)
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CE - EMC Directive (89/336/EEC) (European Union)
Product Regulatory Compliance Markings
This product is marked with the following Product Certification Markings:
Table 16. Product Certification Markings
CE Mark
Electromagnetic Compatibility Notices
Europe (CE Declaration of Conformity)
This product has been tested in accordance to, and complies with the Low Voltage Directive (73/23/
EEC) and EMC Directive (89/336/EEC). The product has been marked with the CE Mark to illustrate
its compliance.
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