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Preface
Preface
About This Manual
This manual is written for professional system integrators and PC technicians. It
provides information for the installation and use of the A+ SERVER 1042G-TF.
Installation and maintenance should be performed by experienced technicians
only.
The A+ SERVER 1042G-TF is a 1U rackmount server based on the
SC818TS-1400LPBP server chassis and the Super H8QGi+-F serverboards.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1: Introduction
The first chapter provides a checklist of the main components included with the
server system and describes the main features of the Super H8QGi+-F serverboard
and the SC818TS-1400LPBP chassis.
Chapter 2: Server Installation
This chapter describes the steps necessary to install the A+ SERVER 1042G-TF into
a rack and check out the server configuration prior to powering up the system. If your
server was ordered without the processor and memory components, this chapter will
refer you to the appropriate sections of the manual for their installation.
Chapter 3: System Interface
Refer to this chapter for details on the system interface, which includes the functions
and information provided by the control panel on the chassis as well as other LEDs
located throughout the system.
Chapter 4: System Safety
You should thoroughly familiarize yourself with this chapter for a general overview
of safety precautions that should be followed when installing and servicing the A+
SERVER 1042G-TF.
Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
Chapter 5 provides detailed information on the H8QGi+-F serverboard, including the
locations and functions of connectors, headers and jumpers. Refer to this chapter
when adding or removing processors or main memory and when reconfiguring the
serverboard.
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Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
Refer to Chapter 6 for detailed information on the SC818TS-1400LPBP 1U
rackmount server chassis. You should follow the procedures given in this chapter
when installing, removing or reconfiguring SATA or peripheral drives and when
replacing system power supply units and cooling fans.
Chapter 7: BIOS
The BIOS chapter includes an introduction to BIOS and provides detailed information
on running the CMOS Setup Utility.
Appendix A: BIOS Error Beep Codes
Appendix B: Installing Windows
Appendix C: System Specifications
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Notes
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
1-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 1-1
1-2
Serverboard Features ..................................................................................... 1-2
Processors ...................................................................................................... 1-2
Memory ........................................................................................................... 1-2
Serial ATA ........................................................................................................ 1-2
PCI Expansion Slots ....................................................................................... 1-2
Ethernet Ports ................................................................................................. 1-2
Onboard Controllers/Ports .............................................................................. 1-2
Graphics Controller ......................................................................................... 1-3
Other Features ................................................................................................ 1-3
1-3
Server Chassis Features ................................................................................ 1-4
System Power ................................................................................................. 1-4
SATA Subsystem ............................................................................................. 1-4
Front Control Panel ......................................................................................... 1-4
Cooling System ............................................................................................... 1-4
1-4
Contacting Supermicro .................................................................................... 1-5
Chapter 2 Server Installation
2-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 2-1
2-2
Unpacking the System .................................................................................... 2-1
2-3
Preparing for Setup ......................................................................................... 2-1
Choosing a Setup Location ............................................................................. 2-1
Rack Precautions ............................................................................................ 2-2
Server Precautions.......................................................................................... 2-2
Rack Mounting Considerations ....................................................................... 2-3
Ambient Operating Temperature ................................................................ 2-3
Reduced Airflow ......................................................................................... 2-3
Mechanical Loading ................................................................................... 2-3
Circuit Overloading ..................................................................................... 2-3
Reliable Ground ......................................................................................... 2-3
2-4
Installing the System into a Rack ................................................................... 2-4
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails ...................................................... 2-4
Installing the Inner Rail Extensions ................................................................ 2-5
Assembling the Outer Rails ............................................................................ 2-6
Installing the Outer Rails onto the Rack ......................................................... 2-7
Installing the Server into a Telco Rack ........................................................... 2-9
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2-5
Checking the Serverboard Setup .................................................................. 2-10
2-6
Checking the Drive Bay Setup .......................................................................2-11
Chapter 3 System Interface
3-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 3-1
3-2
Control Panel Buttons ..................................................................................... 3-1
Reset ............................................................................................................... 3-1
Power .............................................................................................................. 3-1
3-3
Control Panel LEDs ........................................................................................ 3-2
NIC2 ................................................................................................................ 3-2
NIC1 ................................................................................................................ 3-2
HDD................................................................................................................. 3-2
Power .............................................................................................................. 3-2
3-4
SATA Drive Carrier LEDs ................................................................................ 3-3
Chapter 4 System Safety
4-1
Electrical Safety Precautions .......................................................................... 4-1
4-2
General Safety Precautions ............................................................................ 4-2
4-3
ESD Precautions ............................................................................................. 4-3
4-4
Operating Precautions .................................................................................... 4-4
Chapter 5 Advanced Serverboard Setup
5-1
Handling the Serverboard ............................................................................... 5-1
Precautions ..................................................................................................... 5-1
Unpacking ....................................................................................................... 5-2
5-2
I/O Port and Control Panel Connections ........................................................ 5-2
5-3
Processor and Heatsink Installation................................................................ 5-3
Front Control Panel ......................................................................................... 5-3
Installing a Passive CPU Heatsink ................................................................. 5-6
Removing the Heatsink ................................................................................... 5-6
5-4
Installing Memory ............................................................................................ 5-7
5-5
PCI Expansion Cards .................................................................................... 5-10
5-6
Serverboard Details .......................................................................................5-11
5-7
Connector Definitions ................................................................................... 5-13
5-8
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................ 5-19
5-9
Onboard Indicators........................................................................................ 5-21
5-10
SAS and SATA Drive Connections ............................................................... 5-22
5-11
Enabling SATA RAID ..................................................................................... 5-23
DIMM Module Population Configuration .................................................... 5-9
H8QGi+-F Quick Reference .......................................................................... 5-12
Explanation of Jumpers ................................................................................ 5-19
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Serial ATA (SATA).......................................................................................... 5-23
Installing the OS/SATA Driver ....................................................................... 5-23
Building a Driver Diskette ......................................................................... 5-23
Enabling SATA RAID in the BIOS ................................................................. 5-24
Using the Adaptec RAID Utility ..................................................................... 5-25
Installing the RAID Driver During OS Installation ......................................... 5-25
5-12
Installing Drivers............................................................................................ 5-26
Supero Doctor III ........................................................................................... 5-27
Chapter 6 Advanced Chassis Setup
6-1
Static-Sensitive Devices .................................................................................. 6-1
6-2
Control Panel .................................................................................................. 6-2
6-3
System Cooling ............................................................................................... 6-2
6-4
Drive Bay Installation/Removal ....................................................................... 6-4
Precautions ..................................................................................................... 6-1
System Fan Failure ......................................................................................... 6-3
Accessing the Drive Bays ............................................................................... 6-4
Peripheral Drive Installation ............................................................................ 6-7
6-5
Installing the Air Shroud .................................................................................. 6-8
Checking the Air Flow ..................................................................................... 6-8
6-6
Power Supply ................................................................................................ 6-10
Power Supply Failure .................................................................................... 6-10
Chapter 7 BIOS
7-1
Introduction...................................................................................................... 7-1
7-2
Main Menu ...................................................................................................... 7-2
7-3
Advanced Settings Menu ................................................................................ 7-2
7-4
Security Settings Menu ................................................................................. 7-12
7-5
Boot Settings Menu ....................................................................................... 7-13
7-6
Exit Menu ...................................................................................................... 7-14
Appendix A BIOS Error Beep Codes
Appendix B Installing Windows
B-1
Installing Windows to a RAID System ............................................................ B-1
B-2
Installing Windows to a Non-RAID System .................................................... B-2
Appendix C System Specifications
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Chapter 1
Introduction
1-1
Overview
The A+ SERVER 1042G-TF is a 1U server comprised of the SC818TS-1400LPBP
chassis and one H8QGi+-F serverboards. Please refer to our web site for
information on operating systems that have been certified for use with the server
(www.supermicro.com).
In addition to the serverboard and chassis, various hardware components may have
been included with the system, as listed below.
•
One (1) mini-SATA to USB adapter for slim DVD (CDM-USATA-G-O-P)
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One (1) slim SATA DVD kit (MCP-220-81502-0N)
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Four (4) 1U passive CPU heatsinks for AMD Socket G34 (SNK-P0042P)
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Six 4-cm counter-rotating fans (FAN-0111L4)
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SATA Accessories:
Three (3) hard drive carriers (MCP-220-00001-01)
One (1) internal HDD backplane (BPN-SAS-818TQ)
One (1) 40-cm 8pin to 8pin ribbon cable with tube SGPIO cable (CBL-0157L)
Three (3) 48CM SATA round cable sets (CBL-0206L)
One (1) 70-cm, internal USB cable for slim USB DVD-ROM (CBL-0341L)
•
One (1) PCI Express x16 riser card (RSC-RR1U-E16)
•
Rackmount kit (MCP-290-00062-0N)
•
One CD containing drivers and utilities
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Serverboard Features
At the heart of the A+ SERVER 1042G-TF is one H8QGi+-F quad processor
serverboard, which is based on the AMD SR5690/SP5100 chipset.
Below are the main features of the serverboards.
Processors
The H8QGi+-F supports four AMD Opteron 6100 series (AMD Socket G34)
processors. Please refer to our web site for a complete listing of supported
processors (www.supermicro.com).
Memory
The H8QGi+-F has thirty-two (32) single/dual/tri/quad channel DIMM slots supporting
up to 128 GB of ECC/Non-ECC UDIMM or up to 512 GB of ECC RDIMM
DDR3-1333/1066/800 SDRAM. See Chapter 5 Section 6 for more details on
installing memory into the system.
Serial ATA
The South Bridge (SP5100) of the chipset includes a Serial ATA controller for six
3 Gb/s SATA drives. The hot-swappable SATA drives are connected to a backplane
that provides power, bus termination and configuration settings. RAID 0 and 1 are
supported. Refer to the support area of our web site for procedures on setting up
RAID on your system.
PCI Expansion Slots
The H8QGi+-F board has one PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot.
Ethernet Ports
An Intel® network controller is integrated into each of the serverboards to support
two Gigabit LAN ports (100/1000Base-T/1000BaseTX, RJ45 output).
Onboard Controllers/Ports
Onboard I/O backpanel ports on the serverboard include one COM port, a VGA port,
two USB ports, a dedicated IPMI LAN port and two Gigabit LAN (NIC) ports.
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Graphics Controller
The H8QGi+-F features an integrated Matrox G200eW graphics chip, which includes
16 MB of DDR2 memory.
Other Features
Other onboard features that promote system health include voltage monitors, autoswitching voltage regulators, chassis and CPU overheat sensors, virus protection
and BIOS rescue.
Figure 1-1. AMD SR5690/SP5100 Chipset:
System Block Diagram
Note: This is a general block diagram. Please see Chapter 5 for details.
HT Link
VRM
HT Link
CH A0,A1 B0,B1 C0,C1 D0,D1
DDR3-1333/1066
G34-SOCKET #4
8x DIMM
HT Link
G34-SOCKET #2
VRM
G34-SOCKET #1
PCIE (x4)
Winbond
WPCM450
8x DIMM
HT Link
16/16-1GHz
VGA
8x DIMM
DDR3-1333/1066
HT Link
Intel
82576
CH A0,A1 B0,B1 C0,C1 D0,D1
G34-SOCKET #3
HT Link
VRM
DDR3-1333/1066
8x DIMM
VRM
DDR3-1333/1066
HT Link
AMD
SR5690
#1
PCIE (X16)
AMD
SP5100
SATA
6x PORTS
SATA_CONN
USB
USB PORT
(0-5, 6)
LPC BUS
H/W_MONITOR
W83795
LPC SIO
W83527DHG-P
9_FAN_CONN.
Keyboard/
Mouse
1-3
SLOT#4
PCIE_(X16)
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Server Chassis Features
System Power
The SC818TS-1400LPBP features a Gold Level 1400W high-efficiency power
supply. The AC power cord should be removed from the system before servicing
or replacing the power supply. See Chapter 6 for details.
SATA Subsystem
The SC818TS-1400LPBP chassis includes three 3.5" drive bays, which may be
used to house hot-swappable SATA drives. RAID 0 and 1 are supported.
Front Control Panel
The control panel provides a system monitoring and control interface. LEDs indicate
system power, HDD activity, network activity, system overheat and power supply
failure. A main power button and a system reset button are also included.
Cooling System
The SC818TS-1400LPBP has an innovative cooling design that includes four 4-cm
counter-rotating PWM (Pulse Width Modulated) fans located in the middle section
of the chassis. The power supply module also includes a cooling fan. All chassis
and power supply fans operate continuously. An air shroud channels the airflow
from the system fans to efficiently cool the processors and memory. See note on
the following page regarding fan control.
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Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
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Chapter 2
Server Installation
2-1
Overview
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get your A+ SERVER up and
running. Following these steps in the order given should enable you to have the
system operational within a minimum amount of time. This quick setup assumes
that your system has come to you with the processors and memory preinstalled. If
your system is not already fully integrated with a serverboard, processors, system
memory etc., please turn to the chapter or section noted in each step for details on
installing specific components.
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Unpacking the System
You should inspect the box the system was shipped in and note if it was damaged
in any way. If the server itself shows damage you should file a damage claim with
the carrier who delivered it.
Decide on a suitable location for the rack unit that will hold the server. It should
be situated in a clean, dust-free area that is well ventilated. Avoid areas where
heat, electrical noise and electromagnetic fields are generated. You will also need
it placed near a grounded power outlet. Read the Rack and Server Precautions in
the next section.
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Preparing for Setup
The box the server was shipped in should include two sets of rail assemblies, two
rail mounting brackets and the mounting screws you will need to install the system
into the rack. Follow the steps in the order given to complete the installation process
in a minimum amount of time. Please read this section in its entirety before you
begin the installation procedure outlined in the sections that follow.
Choosing a Setup Location
•
Leave enough clearance in front of the rack to enable you to open the front door
completely (~25 inches) and approximately 30 inches of clearance in the back
of the rack to allow for sufficient airflow and ease in servicing.This product is for
installation only in a Restricted Access Location (dedicated equipment rooms,
service closets and the like).
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•
This product is not suitable for use with visual display work place devices
acccording to §2 of the the German Ordinance for Work with Visual Display
Units.
!
Warnings and Precautions!
!
Rack Precautions
•
•
•
•
•
Ensure that the leveling jacks on the bottom of the rack are fully extended to
the floor with the full weight of the rack resting on them.
In single rack installation, stabilizers should be attached to the rack. In multiple
rack installations, the racks should be coupled together.
Always make sure the rack is stable before extending a component from the
rack.
You should extend only one component at a time - extending two or more simultaneously may cause the rack to become unstable.
Rack-mounted equipment should not be used as a shelf or work space.
Server Precautions
•
•
•
•
•
Review the electrical and general safety precautions in Chapter 4.
Determine the placement of each component in the rack before you install the
rails.
Install the heaviest server components on the bottom of the rack first, and then
work up.
Use a regulating uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect the server from
power surges, voltage spikes and to keep your system operating in case of a
power failure.
Allow the hot plug SATA drives and power supply modules to cool before touching them.
•
Always keep the rack's front door and all panels and components on the servers
closed when not servicing to maintain proper cooling.
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Rack Mounting Considerations
Ambient Operating Temperature
If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the ambient operating
temperature of the rack environment may be greater than the ambient temperature
of the room. Therefore, consideration should be given to installing the equipment
in an environment compatible with the manufacturer’s maximum rated ambient
temperature (Tmra).
Reduced Airflow
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that the amount of airflow required
for safe operation is not compromised.
Mechanical Loading
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that a hazardous condition does not
arise due to uneven mechanical loading.
Circuit Overloading
Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the power
supply circuitry and the effect that any possible overloading of circuits might have
on overcurrent protection and power supply wiring. Appropriate consideration of
equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this concern.
Reliable Ground
A reliable ground must be maintained at all times. To ensure this, the rack
itself should be grounded. Particular attention should be given to power supply
connections other than the direct connections to the branch circuit (i.e. the use of
power strips, etc.).
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Installing the System into a Rack
This section provides information on installing the SC818TS chassis into a rack unit
with the rails provided. There are a variety of rack units on the market, which may
mean that the assembly procedure will differ slightly. You should also refer to the
installation instructions that came with the rack unit you are using.
Note: This rail will fit a rack between 26" and 33.5" deep.
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails
The chassis package includes two rack rail assemblies in the rack mounting kit.
Each assembly consists of two sections: an inner fixed chassis rail that secures
directly to the server chassis and an outer fixed rack rail that secures directly to
the rack itself.
Figure 2-1. Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails
Inner Rail
(preattached to the
chassis)
Inner Rail
Extension:
attach to the
chassis
Outer Rails:
slide together,
then attach to
the front and rear
brackets
Front and Rear
Brackets: attach
to the rack
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Installing the Inner Rail Extensions
The SC818TS chassis includes a set of inner rack rails in two sections: inner rails
(A) and inner rail extensions (B). The inner rails are preattached and do not interfere
with normal use of the chassis if you decide not to install to a server rack. Attaching
the inner rail extensions to to the inner rails stabilizes the chassis within the rack.
Installing the Inner Rail Extensions
1. Place the inner rail extensions (B) over the preattached inner rails (A) which
are attached to the side of the chassis. Align the hooks of the inner rail with
the rail extension holes. Make sure the extension faces "outward" just like the
inner rail.
2. Slide the extension toward the front of the chassis.
3. Secure the chassis with screws as illustrated.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the other inner rail extension.
Figure 2-2. Installing the Inner Rails
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Assembling the Outer Rails
Each outer rail is in two sections that must be assembled before mounting on to
the rack.
Assembling the Outer Rails
1. Identify the left and right outer rails by examining the ends, which bend
outward.
2. Slide the front section of the outer rail (A), into the rear section of the outer
rail (B).
Figure 2-3. Assembling the Outer Rails
Secure to the
rear of the rack
Slide outer rails
together
B
1
Secure to the
front of the rack
1A
Assembling the sections
of the outer rail
Outer rail assembled
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Installing the Outer Rails onto the Rack
Outer Rail Installation
1. Adjust the outer rails to the proper length so that the outer rail fits snugly
within the rack.
2. Align the holes on the front of the outer rail, with the holes on the front of the
rack (C) and secure with the screws provided.
3. Align the holes on the rear of the outer rail to the holes on the rack (D) and
secure with the screws provided.
4. Repeat the procedure with the second outer rail assembly.
Figure 2-4. Installing the Outer Rails to the Rack
D
1
C
1
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Installing the Chassis into a Rack (Figure 2-5)
1. Confirm that chassis includes the inner rails and rail extensions . Also, confirm
that the outer rails are installed on the rack.
2. Line chassis rails with the front of the rack rails.
3. Slide the chassis rails into the rack rails, keeping the pressure even on both
sides (you may have to depress the locking tabs when inserting). When the
server has been pushed completely into the rack, you should hear the locking
tabs "click".
4. (Optional) Insert and tightening the thumbscrews that hold the front of the
server to the rack.
Figure 2-5. Installing the Server into a Rack
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Installing the Server into a Telco Rack
Optional brackets (p/n MCP-290-00016-0N) are needed to install the server to a
telco (open type) rack.
To install the server into a Telco type rack, use the two L-shaped brackets on either
side of the chassis (four total). First, determine how far follow the server will extend
out the front of the rack. Larger chassis should be positioned to balance the weight
between front and back. If a bezel is included on your server, remove it. Then
attach the two front brackets to each side of the chassis, then the two rear brackets
positioned with just enough space to accommodate the width of the telco rack. Finish
by sliding the chassis into the rack and tightening the brackets to the rack.
Figure 2-6. Installing the Server into a Telco Rack
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Checking the Serverboard Setup
After you install the server in the rack, you will need to open the unit to make sure
the serverboard is properly installed and all the connections have been made.
Removing the Chassis Cover (Figure 2-7)
1. Remove the three screws securing the top cover to the chassis.
2. Press both of the release tabs at the same time to release the cover
3. Slide the cover toward the rear of the chassis.
4. Lift the cover up and off of the chassis.
!
Warning: Except for short periods of time, do NOT operate the server
without the cover in place. The chassis cover must be in place to allow
proper airflow and prevent overheating.
Figure 2-7: Removing the Chassis Cover
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Checking the Components
1. You may have processors already installed to the serverboard. Each
processor needs its own heatsink. See Chapter 5 for instructions on
processor and heatsink installation.
2. Your server system may have come with system memory already installed.
Make sure all DIMMs are fully seated in their slots. For details on adding
system memory, refer to Chapter 5.
3. If desired, you can install add-on cards to the system. See Chapter 5 for
details on installing PCI add-on cards.
4. Make sure all power and data cables are properly connected and not blocking
the chassis airflow. See Chapter 5 for details on cable connections. Also,
check the air seals for damage. The air seals are located under the blower
fan and beneath the frame cross section that separates the drive bay area
from the serverboard area of the chassis.
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Checking the Drive Bay Setup
Next, you should check to make sure the hard drives have been properly installed
and all connections have been made.
Checking the Drives
1. You can add or remove hard drives from the drive carriers without having to
remove the top chassis cover.
2. If you need to remove or install hard drives, please refer to Chapter 6.
Checking the Airflow
1. Airflow is provided by 4-cm counter-rotating fans. The system component
layout was carefully designed to direct sufficient cooling airflow to the
components that generate the most heat.
2. Note that all power and data cables have been routed in such a way that they
do not block the airflow generated by the fans.
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Providing Power
1. The last thing you must do is to provide input power to the system. Plug the
power cord from the power supply unit into a high-quality power strip that
offers protection from electrical noise and power surges. It is recommended
that you use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
2. Finish by depressing the power button on the chassis control panel.
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Chapter 3
System Interface
3-1
Overview
There are several LEDs on the control panel as well as others on the drive carriers
to keep you constantly informed of the overall status of the system as well as
the activity and health of specific components. There are also two buttons on
the chassis control panel and an on/off switch on the power supply. This chapter
explains the meanings of all LED indicators and the appropriate response you may
need to take.
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Control Panel Buttons
There are two push-buttons located on the front of the chassis: a reset button and
a power on/off button.
Reset
Use the reset button to reboot the system.
Power
The main power button is used to apply or remove power from the power supply
to the server system. Turning off system power with this button removes the main
power but keeps standby power supplied to the system.
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Control Panel LEDs
The control panel located on the front of the SC818GTQ chassis has five LEDs.
These LEDs provide you with critical information related to different parts of the
system. This section explains what each LED indicates when illuminated and any
corrective action you may need to take.
2
NIC2
Indicates network activity on LAN2 when flashing .
1
NIC1
Indicates network activity on LAN1 when flashing .
HDD
This light indicates SATA and/or DVD-ROM drive activity when flashing.
Power
Indicates power is being supplied to the system's power supply units. This LED
should normally be illuminated when the system is operating.
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•
SATA Drive Carrier LEDs
Green: Each Serial ATA drive carrier has a green LED. When illuminated, this
green LED (on the front of the SATA drive carrier) indicates drive activity. A
connection to the SATA backplane enables this LED to blink on and off when
that particular drive is being accessed. Please refer to Chapter 6 for instructions
on replacing failed SATA drives.
Red: The red LED to indicate an SATA drive failure. If one of the SATA drives
fail, you should be notified by your system management software. Please refer
to Chapter 6 for instructions on replacing failed SATA drives.
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Notes
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Chapter 4: System Safety
Chapter 4
System Safety
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Electrical Safety Precautions
!
Basic electrical safety precautions should be followed to protect yourself from harm
and the A+ SERVER 1042G-TF from damage:
•
•
•
•
•
Be aware of the locations of the power on/off switch on the chassis as well
as the room's emergency power-off switch, disconnection switch or electrical
outlet. If an electrical accident occurs, you can then quickly remove power from
the system.
Do not work alone when working with high voltage components.
Power should always be disconnected from the system when removing or installing main system components, such as the serverboard, memory modules
and PCI-E cards. When disconnecting power, you should first power down the
operating system first and then unplug the power cords. The unit has more than
one power supply cord. Disconnect two power supply cords before servicing to
avoid electrical shock.
When working around exposed electrical circuits, another person who is familiar
with the power-off controls should be nearby to switch off the power if necessary.
Use only one hand when working with powered-on electrical equipment. This
is to avoid making a complete circuit, which will cause electrical shock. Use
extreme caution when using metal tools, which can easily damage any electrical
components or circuit boards they come into contact with.
•
Do not use mats designed to decrease static electrical discharge as protection
from electrical shock. Instead, use rubber mats that have been specifically
designed as electrical insulators.
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•
•
•
•
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The power supply power cords must include a grounding plug and must be
plugged into grounded electrical outlets.
This product may be connected to an IT power system. In all cases, make sure
that the unit is also reliably connected to Earth (ground).
Serverboard Battery: CAUTION - There is a danger of explosion if the onboard
CR2032 battery is installed upside down, which will reverse its polarites (see
Figure 4-1). This battery must be replaced only with the same or an equivalent
type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according
to the manufacturer's instructions.
DVD-ROM Laser: CAUTION - this server may have come equipped with a
DVD-ROM drive. To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam and hazardous
radiation exposure, do not open the enclosure or use the unit in any unconventional way.
Mainboard replaceable soldered-in fuses: Self-resetting PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) fuses on the mainboard must be replaced by trained service
technicians only. The new fuse must be the same or equivalent as the one
replaced. Contact technical support for details and support.
General Safety Precautions
!
Follow these rules to ensure general safety:
•
•
•
Keep the area around the 1042G-TF clean and free of clutter.
The 1042G-TF weighs approximately 47 lbs. (21.4 kg) when fully loaded.
When lifting the system, two people at either end should lift slowly with their
feet spread out to distribute the weight. Always keep your back straight and lift
with your legs.
Place the chassis top cover and any system components that have been removed away from the system or on a table so that they won't accidentally be
stepped on.
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•
•
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While working on the system, do not wear loose clothing such as neckties and
unbuttoned shirt sleeves, which can come into contact with electrical circuits or
be pulled into a cooling fan.
Remove any jewelry or metal objects from your body, which are excellent metal
conductors that can create short circuits and harm you if they come into contact
with printed circuit boards or areas where power is present.
After accessing the inside of the system, close the system back up and secure
it to the rack unit with the retention screws after ensuring that all connections
have been made.
ESD Precautions
!
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is generated by two objects with different electrical
charges coming into contact with each other. An electrical discharge is created to
neutralize this difference, which can damage electronic components and printed
circuit boards. The following measures are generally sufficient to neutralize this
difference before contact is made to protect your equipment from ESD:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
Keep all components and printed circuit boards (PCBs) in their antistatic bags
until ready for use.
Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the antistatic
bag.
Do not let components or PCBs come into contact with your clothing, which may
retain a charge even if you are wearing a wrist strap.
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules or contacts.
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
Put the serverboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not
in use.
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For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the serverboard.
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Operating Precautions
!
Care must be taken to assure that the chassis cover is in place when the 1042G-TF
is operating to assure proper cooling. Out of warranty damage to the system can
occur if this practice is not strictly followed.
Figure 4-1. Installing the Onboard CR2032 Battery
LITHIUM BATTERY
BATTERY HOLDER
!
Please handle used CR2032 batteries carefully. Do not damage the battery in any way; a damaged battery may release hazardous materials into
the environment. Do not discard a used battery in the garbage or a public
landfill. Please comply with the regulations set up by your local hazardous
waste management agency to dispose of your used battery properly.
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Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
Chapter 5
Advanced Serverboard Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install the H8QGi+-F serverboard into the
SC818TS-1400LPBP chassis, connect the data and power cables and install add-on
cards. All serverboard jumpers and connections are also described. A layout and
quick reference chart are included in this chapter for your reference. Remember to
completely close the chassis when you have finished working with the serverboard
to better cool and protect the system.
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Handling the Serverboard
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent
damage to any printed circuit boards (PCBs), it is important to handle them very
carefully (see previous chapter). To prevent the H8QGi+-F serverboard from
bending, keep one hand under the center of the board to support it when handling.
The following measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from
electric static discharge.
Precautions
•
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent Electrostatic Discharge
(ESD).
Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic
bag.
•
•
•
•
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules or gold contacts.
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
Put the serverboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic
bags when not in use.
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the serverboard.
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Unpacking
The serverboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid electrostatic discharge.
When unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
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I/O Port and Control Panel Connections
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC99 specification to make
setting up your system easier. See Figure 2-2 below for the colors and locations
of the various I/O ports.
Figure 5-1. I/O Port Locations and Definitions
2
4
1
3
5
6
Rear I/O Ports
1. Keyboard
6. VGA Port
2. PS/2 Mouse
7. LAN1
3. USB0/1
8. LAN2
4. IPMI LAN
9. UID
5. COM1
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Front Control Panel
JF1 contains header pins for various front control panel connectors. See Figure 2-3
for the pin definitions of the various connectors. Refer to Section 2-6 for details.
Figure 2-3. JF1: Front Control Panel Header (JF1)
20 19
Ground
No Connection
Key
Key
Power LED
3.3V
HDD LED
FP UID Switch/3.3VSB
NIC1 (Link) LED
NIC1 (Activity) LED
NIC2 (Link) LED
NIC2 (Activity) LED
OH/Fan Fail/PWR Fail/UID LED
Blue_LED_Cathode (UID)/5V SB
Power Fail LED
3.3V
Ground
Reset Button
Ground
Power Button
2
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1
Processor and Heatsink Installation
Warning: When handling the processor, avoid placing direct pressure on
the label area of the fan. Also, do not place the serverboard on a conductive surface, which can damage the BIOS battery and prevent the system
from booting up.
!
Notes:
•
•
•
•
•
Always connect the power cord last and always remove it before adding, removing or changing any hardware components. Make sure that you install the
processor into the CPU socket before you install the CPU heatsink.
If you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you use an Intel-certified multidirectional heatsink only.
Make sure to install the serverboard into the chassis before you install the CPU
heatsinks.
When receiving a serverboard without a processor pre-installed, make sure that
the plastic CPU socket cap is in place and none of the socket pins are bent;
otherwise, contact your retailer immediately.
Refer to the Supermicro web site for updates on CPU support.
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Installing the Processors
1. Begin by removing the cover plate that
protects the CPU. Lift the lever on the
CPU socket until it points straight up.
2. With the lever raised, lift open the silver
CPU retention plate.
3. Use your thumb and your index finger
to hold the CPU. Locate and align pin
1 of the CPU socket with pin 1 of the
CPU. Both are marked with a triangle.
4. Align pin 1 of the CPU with pin 1 of the
socket. Once aligned, carefully place
the CPU into the socket. Do not drop
the CPU on the socket, move the CPU
horizontally or vertically or rub the CPU
against the socket or against any pins
of the socket, which may damage the
CPU and/or the socket.
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5. With the CPU inserted into the socket,
inspect the four corners of the CPU to
make sure that it is properly installed
and flush with the socket. Then, gently
lower the silver CPU retention plate into
place.
6. Carefully press the CPU socket lever
down until it locks into its retention
tab. For a dual-CPU system, repeat
these steps to install another CPU into
the CPU#2 socket (and into CPU#2,
#3 and #4 sockets for a quad-CPU
configuration).
Note: in single, dual and quad-CPU configurations, memory must be installed in
the DIMM slots associated with the installed CPU(s).
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Installing a Passive CPU Heatsink
1. Do not apply any thermal grease to the heatsink or the CPU die -- the
required amount has already been applied.
2. Place the heatsink directly on top of the CPU so that the heat sink screws are
aligned with the mounting holes on the back plate.
3. Make sure the screwdriver torgue setting is no more than 5.0 Kgf-cm (4.3 lbfin) and keep the heat sink direction vertical.
4. Tighten each screw a few turns at a time while alternating between the two
until fully tightened.
Figure 5-3. SNK-0042P Heatsink
No. 1 Screw
No. 2 Screw
Removing the Heatsink
!
Warning: We do not recommend removing the CPU or the heatsink. However, if you do need to remove the heatsink, please follow the instructions
below to prevent damage to the CPU or other components.
1. Unscrew the heatsink screws from the motherboard a few turns at a time,
alternating between the two until the screws can be removed.
2. Gently wriggle the heatsink to loosen it from the CPU. (Do not use excessive
force when wriggling the heatsink!)
3. Once the heatsink is loose, remove the it from the CPU socket.
4. Clean the surface of the CPU and the heatsink, removing the used thermal
grease. Reapply the proper amount of thermal grease on the surface before
re-installing the CPU and the heatsink.
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Installing Memory
!
Caution! Exercise extreme caution when installing or removing
memory modules to prevent any possible damage.
Memory Support
The H8QG6/i+-F serverboard supports single/dual/tri/quad-channel,
DDR3-1333/1066/800 registered ECC/Unbuffered ECC/non-ECC SDRAM.
Populating four slots (CPU1/DIMM1A, CPU1/DIMM2A, CPU1/DIMM3A and CPU1/
DIMM4A) at a time with memory modules of the same size and type will result
in interleaved (128-bit) memory, which is faster than non-interleaved (64-bit)
memory.
Maximum Memory
The H8QG6/i+-F serverboard supports up to 512 GB of DDR3-1333/1066/800
registered ECC or 128GB of DDR3 Unbuffered ECC/non-ECC SDRAM.
Installing Memory
1. Insert each memory module vertically into its slot, paying attention to the
notch along the bottom of the module to prevent inserting the module
incorrectly (see Figure 2-1).
2. Install to slots CPU1/DIMM1A, CPU1/DIMM2A, CPU1/DIMM3A and CPU1/
DIMM4A, etc. Always install in groups of four and in the numerical order of
the DIMM slots. See support information below.
3. Gently press down on the memory module until it snaps into place.
4. With four CPUs installed, repeat step 2 to populate the CPU2 DIMM slots.
Always install four DIMMs to both CPU DIMM slots for more efficient
operation.
Note: 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB and 16 GB memory modules are supported. It
is highly recommended that you remove the power cord from the system before
installing or changing memory modules. Please refer to our web site for memory
that has been tested on the H8QG6/i+-F serverboard.
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Maximum Memory
The H8QG6/i+-F serverboard supports up to 512 GB of DDR3-1333/1066/800
registered ECC or 128GB of DDR3 Unbuffered ECC/non-ECC SDRAM.
Figure 5-4. DIMM Installation
To Install: Insert
module vertically and
press down until it
snaps into place. Pay
attention to the alignment notch at the
bottom.
Notch
Notch
Front View
To Remove: Use
your thumbs to gen- Release Tab
tly push the release
tabs near both ends
of the module. This
should release it from
the slot.
Note: Notch should align with
the receptive key point on
the slot.
Release Tab
Top View of DDR3 Slot
Memory Population for Optimal Performance
-For a Motherboard with One CPU (CPU1) Installed
# DIMMS
CPU
4 DIMMs
CPU1
P1-1A
Channel 1
8 DIMMs
CPU1
P1-1A
Channel 2
P1-2A
P1-1B
P1-2A
Channel 3
P1-3A
P1-2B
P1-3A
Channel 4
P1-4A
P1-3B
P1-4A
P1-4B
Memory Population for Optimal Performance
-For a Motherboard with Two CPUs (CPU1 & CPU2) Installed
# DIMMS
CPU
Channel 1
Channel 2
P1-2A
Channel 3
P1-3A
Channel 4
CPU1
P1-1A
P1-4A
CPU2
P2-1A
CPU1
P1-1A
P1-1B
P1-2A
P1-2B
P1-3A
P1-3B
P1-4A
P1-4B
CPU2
P2-1A
P2-1B
P2-2A
P2-2B
P2-3A
P2-3B
P2-4A
P2-4B
8 DIMMs
P2-2A
P2-3A
P2-4A
16 DIMMs
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Memory Population for Optimal Performance – For a Motherboard with
Four CPUs (CPU1, CPU2, CPU3 & CPU4) Installed
# DIMMS
CPU
Channel 1
Channel 2
Channel 3
Channel 4
CPU1
P1-1A
P1-2A
P1-3A
P1-4A
CPU2
P2-1A
P2-2A
P2-3A
P2-4A
CPU3
P3-1A
P3-2A
P3-3A
P3-4A
CPU4
P4-1A
P4-2A
P4-3A
CPU1
P1-1A
P1-1B
P1-2A
P1-2B
P1-3A
P1-3B
P1-4A
P1-4B
CPU2
P2-1A
P2-1B
P2-2A
P2-2B
P2-3A
P2-3B
P2-4A
P2-4B
CPU3
P3-1A
P3-1B
P3-2A
P3-2B
P3-3A
P3-3B
P3-4A
P3-4B
CPU4
P4-1A
P4-1B
P4-2A
P4-2B
P4-3A
P4-3B
P4-4A
P4-4B
16 DIMMs
P4-4A
32 DIMMs
DIMM Module Population Configuration
For memory to work properly, follow the tables below for memory installation:
Per Channel DIMM Populations Options
DIMM Type
Unbuffered
DIMM
Registered
DIMM
DIMM A
DIMM B
SR or DR
Empty
SR
SR
DR
DR
SR or DR
Empty
Max. MHz,
1.5V DIMMs
Max. MHz,
1.35V DIMMs
Max. GB/
Channel
1333 MHz
1333 MHz
8 GB
1333 MHz
1333 MHz
16 GB
SR
SR
DR
DR
QR
Empty
1333 MHz
1066 MHz
16 GB
QR
QR
1066 MHz
800 MHz
32 GB
Note 1: Due to OS limitations, some operating systems may not show more than
4 GB of memory.
Note 2: Due to memory allocation to system devices, the amount of memory that
remains available for operational use will be reduced when 4 GB of RAM is used.
The reduction in memory availability is disproportional.
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Possible System Memory Allocation & Availability
System Device
Size
Firmware Hub flash memory (System BIOS)
1 MB
3.99 GB
Local APIC
4 KB
3.99 GB
Area Reserved for the chipset
2 MB
3.99 GB
I/O APIC (4 Kbytes)
4 KB
3.99 GB
PCI Enumeration Area 1
256 MB
3.76 GB
PCI Express (256 MB)
256 MB
3.51 GB
PCI Enumeration Area 2 (if needed) -Aligned on 256-M
boundary-
512 MB
3.01 GB
VGA Memory
16 MB
2.85 GB
TSEG
1 MB
2.84 GB
Memory available for the OS & other applications
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Physical Memory Available
(4 GB Total System
Memory)
2.84 GB
PCI Expansion Cards
A riser card is used to support one low-profile size PCI expansion card.
Installing a PCI Expansion Card
1. Confirm that you have the correct riser card for your chassis model and the
add-on card includes a standard bracket.
2. Remove the chassis cover.
3. Choose the PCI slot shield in which to place the add-on card.
4. In that slot, open the PCI slot shield lever and slide the shield sideways.
5. Slide the add-on card into the riser card and attach the add-on card bracket
in place of the PCI slot shield.
6. Secure the add-on card by closing the PCI slot shield lever.
7. Connect cables to the add-on card as necessary.
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Serverboard Details
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Figure 5-5. H8QGi+-F Motherboard Layout
(not drawn to scale)
DP1
P3-DIMM1B
P4-DIMM4B
P4-DIMM3B
P4-DIMM4A
P4-DIMM2B
P4-DIMM3A
P4-DIMM1B
P4-DIMM2A
P4-DIMM1A
P2-DIMM4B
P2-DIMM3B
P2-DIMM4A
P2-DIMM2B
P2-DIMM3A
P2-DIMM1B
P2-DIMM2A
P2-DIMM1A
T-SGPIO1
T-SGPIO2
JD1
JF1
DP3
P3-DIMM1A
P3-DIMM2B
P3-DIMM2A
P3-DIMM3B
P3-DIMM3A
P3-DIMM4B
P3-DIMM4A
P1-DIMM1B
P1-DIMM1A
P1-DIMM2B
JL1
JPUSB1
USB4/5
USB2/3
FAN1
FAN2
FAN3
FAN4
FAN5
FAN6
JOH1
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P1-DIMM2A
P1-DIMM3B
P1-DIMM3A
P1-DIMM4A
P1-DIMM4B
JI2C2
USB6
Notes:
Jumpers not indicated are for test purposes only.
CPU4
CPU2
CPU3
SLOT4 PCI-E 2.0 X16
JI2C1
COM2
JTPM1
JPW1
JPW3 JPW2
JPI2C1
JWF1
SATA5
SATA4
SATA3
SATA2
SATA1
SATA0
AMD
SR5690
AMD
SP5100
KB/
MOUSE
JPB1
Battery
JBT1
JWOL1
IPMI LAN
USB0/1
JPG1
FAN7
LAN1
JPL1
CPU1
FAN8
LAN2
JWD1
COM1
VGA
LE1
UID
FAN9
Intel
82576
BMC
JSMB1
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H8QGi+-F Quick Reference
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
JBT1
CMOS Clear
(See Section 2-7)
JI2C1/JI2C2
I2C to PCI-E Slot Enable/Disable
Both Closed (Enabled)
JPB1
BMC Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPG1
VGA Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPL1
LAN 1/2 Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPUSB1
USB Wakeup
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JWD1
Watch Dog
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
LED
Description
LAN Ports
LEDs for the LAN Ethernet ports
Dedicated IPMI LAN
LEDs for the dedicated IPMI LAN Ethernet port
LE1
LED for UID Button
DP1
LED for IPMI Heartbeat
DP3
LED for Serverboard Power-On
Connector
Description
COM1/COM2
COM1 Serial Port/Header
FAN 1-9
Chassis/CPU Fan Headers
IPMI LAN
Dedicated IPMI LAN Port
JD1
Speaker Header
JF1
Front Panel Connector
JL1
Chassis Intrusion Header
JOH1
Overheat Warning Header
JPI2C1
Power I2C Header
JPW1
24-pin Main ATX Power Connector
JPW2/3
+12V 8-pin CPU Power Connectors
JSMB1
System Management Bus Header (SMBus)
JTPM1
Trusted Platform Module Header
JWF1
Compact Flash Card Power Connector
JWOL1
Wake-On-LAN Header
LAN1/2
Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) Ports
PS2 Mouse/Keyboard
PS2 Mouse/Keyboard connectors
SATA0 ~ SATA5
SATA Ports
T-SGPIO-1/TSGPIO-2
Serial General Purpose Input/Output Header for SATA
UID
Unit Identifier Button
USB0/1, USB2/3, USB4/5, USB6
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Ports, Headers, and Type-A Ports
VGA
VGA Connector
Note: Jumpers not indicated are for test purposes only.
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Connector Definitions
ATX Power 24-pin Connector
Pin Definitions
Pin# Definition
Power Connectors
A 24-pin main power supply connector(JPW1)
and three 8-pin CPU PWR connectors
(JPW2/JPW3/JPW4) on the motherboard.
These power connectors meet the SSI EPS
12V specification. In addition to the 24-pin
ATX power connector, the 12V 8-pin CPU
PWR connectors at JPW2/JPW3/JPW4 must
also be connected to your power supply. See
the table on the right for pin definitions.
Warning: To prevent damage to the power
supply or motherboard, please use a power
supply that contains a 24-pin and three
8-pin power connectors. Be sure to connect
these connectors to the 24-pin (JPW1) and
the three 8-pin (JPW2 and JPW4) power
connectors on the motherboard. Failure in
doing so will void the manufacturer warranty
on your power supply and motherboard.
+3.3V
1
+3.3V
14
-12V
2
+3.3V
15
COM
3
COM
16
PS_ON
4
+5V
17
COM
5
COM
18
COM
6
+5V
19
COM
7
COM
20
Res (NC)
8
PWR_OK
21
+5V
9
5VSB
22
+5V
10
+12V
23
+5V
11
+12V
24
COM
12
+3.3V
12V 8-pin PWR Connector
Pin Definitions
Pins
Definition
1 through 4
Ground
5 through 8
+12V
Required Connection
Power Button
The Power Button connection is located on
pins 1 and 2 of JF1. Momentarily contacting
both pins will power on/off the system. This
button can also be confi gured to function
as a suspend button (with a setting in the
BIOS - see Chapter 4). To turn off the power
when set to suspend mode, press the button
for at least 4 seconds. Refer to the table on
the right for pin defi nitions.
Power Button
Pin Defi nitions
(JF1)
Pin# Definition
1
PWR
2
Ground
Reset Connector
The reset connector is located on pins 3 and
4 of JF1 and attaches to the reset switch on
the computer chassis. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
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Pin # Definition
13
Reset Button
Pin Definitions
(JF1)
Pin# Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
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Power Fail LED
PWR Fail LED
Pin Definitions
(JF1)
The Power Fail LED connection is located on
pins 5 and 6 of JF1. Refer to the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Overheat (OH)/Fan Fail/PWR Fail/UID
LED
Connect an LED cable to pins 7 and 8 of
JF1 to use the Overheat/Fan Fail/Power Fail
and UID LED connections. The Red LED on
pin 8 provides warnings of an overheat, fan
failure or power failure. The Blue LED on pin
7 works as the UID LED indicator for the front
panel UID switch located on pins 13~14 of
JF1. When Jumper J_UID_OW is set to off
(default), the Red LED takes precedence
over the Blue LED. (See Page 2-19 for
details.) Refer to the table on the right for
pin definitions.
HDD/FP UID Switch
The HDD/UID Switch connections are
located on pins 13/14 of JF1. Attach a
hard-drive LED cable to display HDD or
SATA activities. This connection can also
be used as a front panel UID (Unit Identifi
er) switch. The UID LED on Pin 7 of JF1
works in conjunction with this UID Switch.
When the user presses and releases the UID
switch, the UID LED will be turned on or off
to indicate the location of the unit. (Refer to
Page 2-11 for more details.)
Pin# Definition
5
3.3V
6
PWR Fail LED
OH/Fan Fail/ PWR Fail/Blue_UID
LEDPin Defi nitions (JF1)
Pin# Definition
7
Blue_LED-Cathode(UID)/5.5V.SB
8
OH/Fan Fail/PWR Fail/UID LED
(Red)
OH/Fan Fail/PWR Fail
LED Status (Red LED)
State
Normal
On
Overheat
Flashing
Fan Fail
HDD/UID Switch
Pin Defi nitions
(JF1)
Pin# Definition
13
UID Signal/3.3V
14
HDD Active
Power LED Connector
The Power LED connector is on pins 15 and
16 of JF1. See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
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Indication
Off
Power LED
Pin Definitions
(JF1)
Pin# Definition
15
PW_ON
16
Ground
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Universal Serial Bus Ports
Two Universal Serial Bus ports (USB 2.0) are
located beside the Keyboard and Mouse PS2
ports. One additional Type A port (USB6) is
also included on the motherboard. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
USB Headers
Four USB 2.0 headers (USB2/3 and USB4/5)
are also included on the motherboard. These
may be connected to provide front side
access. A USB cable (not included) is needed
for the connection. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Universal Serial Bus Ports
Pin Definitions (USB0/1, USB6)
USB0
Pin # Definition
USB1
Pin # Definition
1
+5V
1
+5V
2
PO-
2
PO-
3
PO+
3
PO+
4
Ground
4
Ground
Universal Serial Bus Headers
Pin Definitions (USB2/3, USB6/7)
USB2
Pin # Definition
USB3
Pin # Definition
1
+5V
1
+5V
2
PO-
2
PO-
3
PO+
3
PO+
4
Ground
4
Ground
Key
5
NC
5
Note: NC indicates no connection.
LAN1/2 (Ethernet Ports)
Two Gigabit Ethernet ports (designated
LAN1 and LAN2) are located beside the
VGA port. Additionally, there is a dedicated
LAN port for IPMI on top of the two rear USB
ports. These Ethernet ports accept RJ45
type cables.
Trusted Platform Module Header
This header is used to connect a Trusted
Platform Module (TPM), available separately
from a third-party vendor. A TPM is a security
device that allows encryption and authentication of hard drives, disallowing access if the
TPM associated with it is not installed in the
system. See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
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Trusted Platform Module Header
Pin Definitions
(JTPM1)
Pin# Definition
Pin# Definition
1
LCLK
GND
3
LFRAME
No Pin
5
LRESET
VCC5
7
LAD3
LAD2
9
VCC3
LAD1
11
LAD0
GND
13
RSV0
RSV1
15
SB3V
SERIRQ
17
GND
CLKRUN
19
LPCPD
RSV2
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Fan Headers
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
This motherboard has nine fan headers
(Fan1 to Fan9). These 4-pin fans headers
are backward compatible with 3-pin fans.
However, fan speed control is available
for 4-pin fans only. The fan speeds are
controlled by the BIOS. See the table on the
right for pin definitions
Serial Ports
The COM1 serial port is located beside the
VGA port. Refer to the motherboard layout
for the location of the COM2 header. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
+12V
3
Tachometer
4
PWR Modulation
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM1/COM2)
Pin # Definition
Pin # Definition
1
DCD
6
DSR
2
RXD
7
RTS
3
TXD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
Ground
10
NC
5
Note: NC indicates no connection.
SGPIO
The T-SGPIO1/ T-SGPIO2 (Serial General
Purpose Input/Output) headers provide a bus
between the SATA controller and the backpane
to provide SATA enclosure management
functions. Connect the appropriate cable
from the backplane to the T-SGPIO1 header
to utilize SATA management functions on
your system.
SGPIO Header Pin Definitions
(T-SGPIO1/TSGPIO2)
Pin# Definition
NC
2
NC
3
Ground
4
Data
5
Load
6
Ground
7
NC
8
NC
Note: NC indicates no connection.
Wake-On-LAN
The Wake-On-LAN header is designated
JWOL. See the table on the right for pin
definitions. You must have a LAN card with
a Wake-On-LAN connector and cable to use
the Wake-On-LAN feature.
Compact Flash Card PWR Connector
A Compact Flash Card Power Connector is
located at JWF1.
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Pin # Definition
1
Wake-On-LAN
Pin Definitions
(JWOL)
Pin# Definition
1
+5V Standby
2
Ground
3
Wake-up
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SMBus Header
SMBus Header
(SMBus)
Pin Definitions
(JSMB1)
The header at SMBus is for the System
Management Bus. Connect the appropriate
cable here to utilize SMB on the system. See
the table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin# Definition
1
Data
2
Ground
3
Clock
4
No Connection
Power I2C
Power I2C
Pin Definitions
(JPI2C)
2
The JPI2C1 header is for power I C, which
may be used to monitor the status of the power
supply, fan and system temperature. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin# Definition
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse
Ports
The ATX PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse are
located next to the Back Panel USB Ports
0~3 on the motherboard. See the table at
right for pin definitions.
1
Data
2
Ground
3
Clock
4
NC
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Pin
Definitions
PS2 Keyboard
PS2 Mouse
Pin# Definition
Pin# Definition
1
KB Data
1
Mouse Data
2
No
Connection
2
No
Connection
3
Ground
3
Ground
4
Mouse/KB
VCC (+5V)
4
Mouse/KB
VCC (+5V)
5
KB Clock
5
Mouse Clock
6
No
Connection
6
No
Connection
VCC: with 1.5A PTC (current limit)
Chassis Intrusion
A Chassis Intrusion header is located at JL1.
Attach the appropriate cable to inform you of
a chassis intrusion.
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Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions
(JL1)
Pin# Definition
1
Battery voltage
2
Intrusion signal
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Overheat LED
Connect an LED to the JOH1 header to
provide warning of chassis overheating. See
the table on the right for pin definitions.
Power LED/Speaker
On the JD1 header, pins 1~3 are used for
power LED indication, and pins 4-7 are for
the speaker. See the tables on the right for
pin definitions. If you wish to use the onboard
speaker, you should close pins 6~7 with a
jumper. Connect a cable to pins 4~7 of JD1
to use an external speaker.
Video Connector
A Video (VGA) connector is located below
the COM Port on the IO backplane. This
connector is used to provide video and CRT
display.
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Overheat LED
Pin Definitions
(JOH1)
Pin# Definition
1
3.3V
2
OH Active
PWR LED Connector
Pin Definitions
Pin Setting
Definition
Pin 1
Anode (+)
Pin2
Cathode (-)
Pin3
NA
Speaker Connector
Pin Definitions
Pin Setting
Definition
Pins 4~7
External Speaker
Pins 6~7
Internal Speaker
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Jumper Settings
3
2
1
3
2
1
Connector
Pins
Explanation of Jumpers
To modify the operation of the motherboard,
jumpers can be used to choose between
optional settings. Jumpers create shorts
between two pins to change the function
of the connector. Pin 1 is identified with
a square solder pad on the printed circuit
board. See the diagram at right for an
example of jumping pins 1 and 2. Refer
to the motherboard layout page for jumper
locations.
Jumper
Setting
Note: On two-pin jumpers, "Closed" means
the jumper is on and "Open" means the
jumper is off the pins.
JBT1 contact pads
CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS, which will also clear any passwords. Instead of pins,
this jumper consists of contact pads to prevent accidentally clearing the contents
of CMOS.
To Clear CMOS
1. First power down the system and unplug the power cord(s).
2. With the power disconnected, short the CMOS pads with a metal object such
as a small screwdriver.
3. Remove the screwdriver (or shorting device).
4. Reconnect the power cord(s) and power on the system.
Note: Do not use the PW_ON connector to clear CMOS.
VGA Enable/Disable
JPG1 allows you to enable or disable the
VGA port. The default position is on pins 1
and 2 to enable VGA. See the table on the
right for jumper settings.
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VGA Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPG1)
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
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I2C to PCI-Express Slot
2
2
2
JI C1/JI C2 allows you to enable the I C bus
to communicate with the PCI-Express slot.
For the jumpers to work properly, please set
both jumpers to the same setting. If enabled,
both jumpers must be enabled. If disabled,
both jumpers must be disabled. See the table
on the right for jumper settings.
I2C to PCI-Express Slot
Jumper Settings
(JI2C1/JI2C2)
Jumper Setting Definition
Closed
Enabled
Open
Disabled
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings (JWD1)
Watch Dog Enable/Disable
JWD1 enables the Watch Dog function, a
system monitor that takes action when a
software application freezes the system.
Jumping pins 1-2 will have WD reboot the
system if a program freezes. Jumping pins
2-3 will generate a non-maskable interrupt for
the program that has frozen. See the table
on the right for jumper settings. Watch Dog
must also be enabled in BIOS.
LAN1/2 Enable/Disable
Change the setting of jumper JPL1 to enable
to enable or disable the LAN1 and LAN2
Ethernets ports. See the table on the right
for jumper settings. The default setting is
enabled.
USB Wake-Up
JPUSB1 jumper allows you to "wake up"
the system by pressing a key on the USB
keyboard or by clicking the USB mouse of
your system. These jumpers are used in
conjunction with the USB Wake-Up function
in the BIOS. See the table on the right for
jumper settings and jumper connections. (the
default is Enabled)
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Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Reset
Pins 2-3
NMI
Open
Disabled
Note: When Watch Dog is
enabled, the user must write
their own application software
to disable the Watch Dog
Timer.
LAN1/2 En/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPL1)
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
Backpanel USB
Wake-Up Enable (JPUSB1)
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled (default)
Pins 2-3
Disabled
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BMC Jumper
JPB1 is used to enable or disable theBMC
(Baseboard Management Control) Chip and
the onboard IPMI connection.This jumper is
used together with the IPMI settings in the
BIOS. The default position is on pins 1 and
2 to Enable BMC. See the table on the right
for jumper settings.
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BMC Jumper Enable (JPB1)
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled (default)
Pins 2-3
Disabled
Onboard Indicators
LAN LED
(Connection Speed
Indicator)
LAN1/LAN2 LEDs
The Ethernet ports (located beside the VGA
port) have two LEDs. On each Gb LAN port,
one LED blinks to indicate activity while the
other may be green, amber or off to indicate
the speed of the connection. See the table
on the right for the functions associated with
the connection speed LED.
Dedicated IPMI LAN LEDs
A dedicated IPMI LAN is also included on
the H8QG6/i+-F serverboard. The amber
LED on the right indicates activity, while the
green LED on the left indicates the speed
of the connection. See the table at right for
more information.
LED Color
Definition
Off
10 MHz
Green
100 MHz
Amber
1 GHz
IPMI LAN Link LED
(Left) & Activity LED (Right)
Color
Status
Definition
Link
(Left)
Green:
Solid
100 Mb/s
Activity
(Right)
Amber:
Blinking
Active
Power LED
DP3 is an Onboard Power LED. When
this LED is lit, it means power is present
on the serverboard. Be sure to turn off the
system and unplug the power cord(s) before
removing or installing components.
UID LED (LE1)
A rear UID LED Indicator, located at LE1,
works in conjunction with the rear UID switch
to provide easy identification for a unit that
might be in need of service. Refer to Page
2-13 for further UID details.
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Power LED
(DP3)
State System Status
On
Standby power present
on motherboard
Off
No power connected
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IPMI LED
IPMI LED (DP1)
The serverboard contains an IPMI LED
(DP1) located near the corner above the
PCI-E slots. When this LED is lit, it means a
connection is active for the built-in IPMI on
the serverboard.
State System Status
On
Active connection
Off
No connection
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SATA Ports
There are no jumpers to configure the SATA
ports, which are designated SATA0 through
SATA5. See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
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SATA Ports
Pin Definitions
(SATA0-SATA5)
Pin # Definition
1
Ground
2
TXP
3
TXN
4
Ground
5
RXN
6
RXP
7
Ground
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5-11 Enabling SATA RAID
Now that the hardware is set up, you must install the operating system and the
SATA RAID drivers, if you wish to use RAID with your SATA drives. The installation
procedure differs depending on whether you wish to have the operating system
installed on a RAID array or on a separate non-RAID drive. See the instructions
below for details.
Serial ATA (SATA)
Serial ATA (SATA) is a physical storage interface that employs a single cable with a
minimum of four wires to create a point-to-point connection between devices. This
connection is a serial link that supports a SATA transfer rate from 300 MBps. The
serial cables used in SATA are thinner than the traditional cables used in Parallel
ATA (PATA) and can extend up to one meter in length, compared to only 40 cm for
PATA cables. Overall, SATA provides better functionality than PATA.
Installing the OS/SATA Driver
Before installing the OS (operating system) and SATA RAID driver, you must decide
if you wish to have the operating system installed as part of a bootable RAID array
or installed to a separate non-RAID hard drive. If on a separate drive, you may
install the driver either during or after the OS installation. If you wish to have the
OS on a SATA RAID array, you must follow the procedure below and install the
driver during the OS installation.
Building a Driver Diskette
You must first build a driver diskette from the Supermicro CD-ROM that was included
with the system. (You will have to create this disk on a computer that is already
running and with the OS installed.)
Building a Driver Diskette
1. Insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive and start the system. A display as
shown in Figure 2-6 will appear.
2. Click on the icon labeled "Build Driver Diskettes and Manuals" and follow the
instructions to create a floppy disk with the driver on it.
3. Once it's been created, remove the floppy and insert the installation CD for
the Windows Operating System you wish to install into the CD-ROM drive of
the new system you are about to configure.
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Note: You need to have an external USB floppy when building the driver diskette.
Window's Vista, Windows 2008 or later Windows OS systems can use a USB stick
instead of a floppy.
Enabling SATA RAID in the BIOS
Before installing the Windows Operating System, you must change some settings
in BIOS. Boot up the system and hit the <Del> key to enter the BIOS Setup Utlility.
After the Setup Utility loads,
1. Use the arrow keys to move to the Exit menu. Scroll down with the arrow
keys to the "Load Optimal Defaults setting and press <Enter>. Select "OK" to
confirm, then <Enter> to load the default settings.
2. Use the arrow keys to move to the "Advanced" menu, then scroll down to
"IDE/SATA Configuration" and press the <Enter> key. Once in this submenu,
scroll down to "OnChip SATA Type" and choose the "RAID" option (see Figure
2-4).
Figure 5-6. BIOS Setup Screen
3. Hit the <Esc> key twice and scroll to the Exit menu. Select "Save Changes
and Exit" and hit <enter>, then hit <Enter> again to verify.
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4. After exiting the BIOS Setup Utility, the system will reboot. When prompted
during the startup, press the <CTRL+A> key when prompted to run the DotHill RAID Utility program (see Figure 2-5).
Using the Adaptec RAID Utility
The Adaptec® RAID Utility program is where you can define the drives you want
to include in the RAID array and the mode and type of RAID.
Figure 5-7.Adaptec RAID Utility Program Screen
Installing the RAID Driver During OS Installation
You may also use the procedure below to install the RAID driver during the Window's
OS installation:
1. With the Windows OS installation CD in the CD-ROM drive, restart the
system.
2. When you see the prompt, hit the <F6> key to enter Windows setup.
3. Eventually a blue screen will appear with a message that begins "Windows
could not determine the type of one or more storage devices . . ." When you
see the screen, hit the <S> key to "Specify Additional Device", then insert the
driver diskette you just created into the floppy drive.
4. Highlight "Manufuacturer Supplied Hardware Support Disk" and hit the
<Enter> key.
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5. Highlight the first "Adaptec RAID" driver shown and press the <Enter> key to
install it.
6. Press <Enter> again to continue with the Windows setup.
5-12 Installing Drivers
The CD that came bundled with the system contains drivers, some of which must
be installed, such as the chipset driver. After inserting this CD into your CD-ROM
drive, the display shown in Figure 2-6 should appear. (If this display does not appear,
click on the My Computer icon and then on the icon representing your CD-ROM
drive. Finally, double click on the S "Setup" icon.)
Click the icons showing a hand writing on paper to view the readme files for each
item. Click the computer icons to the right of these items to install each item (from
top to the bottom) one at a time. After installing each item, you should reboot the
system before moving on to the next item on the list. The bottom icon with a CD
on it allows you to view the entire contents of the CD.
Figure 5-8. Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
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Supero Doctor III
The Supero Doctor III program is a Web base management tool that supports remote
management capability. It includes Remote and Local Management tools. The local
management is called SD III Client. The Supero Doctor III program included on the
CD-ROM that came with your motherboard allows you to monitor the environment
and operations of your system. Supero Doctor III displays crucial system information
such as CPU temperature, system voltages and fan status. See the Figure below
for a display of the Supero Doctor III interface.
Note: The default User Name and Password for Supero Doctor III is ADMIN /
ADMIN.
Note: When Supero Doctor III is first installed, it adopts the temperature threshold
settings that have been set in BIOS. Any subsequent changes to these thresholds
must be made within Supero Doctor, as the Supero Doctor settings override the
BIOS settings. To set the BIOS temperature threshold settings again, you would
first need to uninstall Supero Doctor III.
Figure 5-9. Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen (Health Information)
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Figure 5-10. Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen (Remote Control)
Note: Supero Doctor III Software Revision 1.0 can be downloaded from our Web
Site at: ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/utility/Supero_Doctor_III/. You can also download
the Supero Doctor III User's Guide at: <http://www.supermicro.com/products/
Accessories/software/SuperODoctorIII.cfm>. For Linux, we recommend that you
use the Supero Doctor II application instead.
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Chapter 6
Advanced Chassis Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install components and perform
maintenance on the SC818TS chassis. For component installation, follow the steps
in the order given to eliminate the most common problems encountered. If some
steps are unnecessary, skip ahead to the next step.
Tools Required: The only tool you will need to install components and perform
maintenance is a Philips screwdriver.
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Static-Sensitive Devices
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent
damage to any printed circuit boards (PCBs), it is important to handle them very
carefully.
The following measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from
ESD damage.
Precautions
•
•
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic
bag.
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules or gold contacts.
•
•
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
Put the serverboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic
bags when not in use.
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the serverboard.
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Figure 6-1. Chassis: Front and Rear Views
Power Supply
Control Panel
Hot-Swap Drive Bays (3)
PS2 Keyboard/
Mouse Ports
USB
Ports
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COM
Port
LAN
Ports
VGA
Port
PCI Slot
Dedicated IPMI
LAN Port
Control Panel
The control panel (located on the front of the chassis) must be connected to the
JF1 connector on the serverboard to provide you with system status indications. A
ribbon cable has bundled these wires together to simplify the connection. Connect
the cable from JF1 on the serverboard to the appropriate header on the Control
Panel PCB (printed circuit board). Make sure the red wire plugs into pin 1 on both
connectors. Pull all excess cabling out of the airflow path.
The control panel LEDs inform you of system status. See "Chapter 3: System
Interface" for details on the LEDs and the control panel buttons. Details on JF1 can
be found in "Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Installation."
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System Cooling
Four 4-cm counter-rotating fans provide the cooling for the system. Each fan unit
is actually made up of two fans joined back-to-back, which rotate in opposite
directions. This counter-rotating action generates exceptional airflow and works to
dampen vibration levels.
It is very important that the chassis top cover is properly installed and making a
good seal in order for the cooling air to circulate properly through the chassis and
cool the components. See Figure 6-2 for details.
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System Fan Failure
Fan speed is controlled by system temperature via a BIOS setting. If a fan fails, the
remaining fans will ramp up to full speed. Replace any failed fan at your earliest
convenience with the same type and model (the system can continue to run with
a failed fan).
Replacing a System Fan (Figure 6-2)
1. If the BIOS is not being utilized to determine which fan has failed, open the
top cover of the chassis while the system is running to locate the position of
the failed fan. Never run the server for an extended period of time with the
top cover open.
2. Turn off the power to the system and unplug the AC power cord.
3. Remove the failed fan's wiring from the backplane.
4. Remove the four pins securing the fan to the fan tray.
5. Lift the failed fan from the fan tray and out of the chassis.
6. Place the new fan into the vacant space in the fan tray, while making sure
the arrows on the top of the fan (indicating air direction) point in the same
direction as the arrows on the other fans in the same fan tray.
7. Reconnect the fan wires to the exact same chassis fan headers as the
previous fan.
8. Reconnect the AC power cord, power up the system and check that the fan is
working properly before replacing the chassis cover.
Figure 6-2. Removing a Fan from the Fan Tray
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Drive Bay Installation/Removal
Accessing the Drive Bays
Hard Drives: Because of their hotswap capability, you do not need to access the
inside of the chassis or power down the system to install or replace hard drives.
Proceed to the next section for instructions.
Peripheral Drives: The SC818TS chassis includes space for a variety of peripheral
drive options, including a 2.5" hard disk drive, DVD-ROM or floppy drive. For a
complete listing of peripheral drive options, visit the Supermicro web site at:
http://www.supermicro.com/products/chassis/1U/818/SC818TS-1400.cfm
Hard Drive Installation
The hard drives are mounted in drive carriers to simplify their installation and
removal from the chassis. These carriers also help promote proper airflow for
the drive bays. For this reason, even empty carriers without drives installed must
remain in the chassis.
Removing Hard Drive Carriers from the Chassis
1. Press the release button on the drive carrier. This extends the drive carrier
handle.
2. Use the handle to pull the drive carrier out of the chassis.
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Warning: Except for short periods of time (swapping hard drives), do
not operate the server with the hard drive carriers removed.
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Warning! Enterprise level hard disk drives are recommended for use
in Supermicro chassis and servers. For information on recommended
HDDs, visit the Supermicro Web site at http://www.supermicro.com/
products/nfo/files/storage/SAS-CompList.pdf
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Figure 6-3. Removing a Hard Drive Carrier
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Installing a Hard Drive to the Hard Drive Carrier
1. Remove the two screws securing the dummy drive to the carrier.
2. Remove the dummy drive from the carrier.
3. Install a new drive into the carrier with the printed circuit board side facing
downward so that the mounting holes align with those in the carrier.
4. Secure the hard drive by tightening all six screws.
Installing a Hard Drive Carrier Into the Chassis
1. Insert the loaded hard drive carrier into the drive bay of the chassis
2. Push the drive carrier into the drive bay, pushing in the handle of the carrier
until it clicks into the locked position.
Figure 6-4. Installing a Hard Drive to the Carrier
Hard Drive
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Drive Carrier
Note: When installing the hard drive carrier that is next to the power supply, the
power supply handle must be lifted before extending the hard drive carrier handle,
or before inserting the hard drive carrier into the drive bay.
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Figure 6-5. Installing/Removing the Carrier Next to the Power Supply
Peripheral Drive Installation
Installing or Replacing a Peripheral Drive
1. Unplug the main power cord to the chassis.
2. Unplug the power and data cables from the motherboard and/or backplane.
3. If you are adding a new drive, first remove the dummy tray from the drive
bay The mini-bezel can be removed by pulling out the hard drive beneath the
drive bay, then pulling the mini-bezel forward.
If you are replacing a drive: Locate the locking tab at the rear (left hand side
when viewed from the front) of the peripheral drive. Push the tab toward the
drive and push the drive unit out the front of the chassis.
4. Insert the new drive unit in the slot until the tab locks in place.
5. Reconnect the data and power cables.
6. Replace the chassis cover (replace the server in the rack, if necessary) and
power up the system.
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Installing the Air Shroud
Air shrouds concentrate airflow to maximize fan efficiency. The air shroud for the
SC818TS chassis does not require screws to set up.
Installing the Air Shroud
1. Position the air shroud in the chassis as illustrated above.
2. Align the notch (A) on the air shroud with the pin (B) on the add-on card
bracket.
3. Slide the pin (B) into the back of the notch (A)
4. Lower the front of the air shroud over the fan tray, sliding the front notches
(C) over the pins on the fan tray (D).
Checking the Air Flow
Checking the Server's Air Flow
1. Make sure there are no wires or other objects obstructing the airflow in and
out of the server. Pull all excess cabling out of the airflow path.
2. Do not operate the server without all drive carriers installed in the drive bays.
Use only recommended server parts.
3. The control panel LEDs inform you of the overall system status. See “Chapter
3 System Interface” for details on the LEDs and the control panel buttons.
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Figure 6-6. Installing the Air Shroud
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Power Supply
The system includes a single 1400 watt power supply, which is auto-switching
capable. Power must be removed from the system when replacing the power
supply.
Power Supply Failure
If the power supply module fails, the system will shut down and you will need to
replace the module. Replacements can be ordered directly from Supermicro (see
contact information in the Preface).
As there is only one power supply module in the system, power must be completely
removed from the server before removing and replacing the power supply for
whatever reason.
Removing/Replacing the Power Supply (Figure 6-6)
1. Power down the server and unplug the AC power cord.
2. Push the release tab on the front of the power supply.
3. Pull the power supply out using the attached handle.
4. Replace the failed power module with the same model (See Appendix C).
5. Push the new power supply module into the power bay until you hear a click.
6. Reconnect the AC power cord and depress the power button on the control
panel to restart the system.
Figure 6-7. Removing/Replacing the Power Supply
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Chapter 7: BIOS
Chapter 7
BIOS
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Introduction
This chapter describes the AMIBIOS™ Setup utility for the H8QGi+-F serverboard.
The AMI ROM BIOS is stored in a flash chip and can be easily upgraded using a
floppy disk-based program.
Note: Due to periodic changes to the BIOS, some settings may have been added
or deleted and might not yet be recorded in this manual. Please refer to the Manual
Download area of our web site for any changes to BIOS that may not be reflected
in this manual.
Starting the Setup Utility
To enter the BIOS Setup Utility, hit the <Delete> key while the system is booting-up.
(In most cases, the <Delete> key is used to invoke the BIOS setup screen. There
are a few cases when other keys are used, such as <F1>, <F2>, etc.) Each main
BIOS menu option is described in this manual.
The Main BIOS screen has two main frames. The left frame displays all the options
that can be configured. “Grayed-out” options cannot be configured. The right frame
displays the key legend. Above the key legend is an area reserved for a text
message. When an option is selected in the left frame, it is highlighted in white. Often
a text message will accompany it. (Note that BIOS has default text messages built
in. We retain the option to include, omit, or change any of these text messages.)
Settings printed in Bold are the default values.
A " " indicates a submenu. Highlighting such an item and pressing the <Enter>
key will open the list of settings within that submenu.
The BIOS setup utility uses a key-based navigation system called hot keys. Most
of these hot keys (<F1>, <F10>, <Enter>, <ESC>, <Arrow> keys, etc.) can be used
at any time during the setup navigation process.
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Main Menu
When you first enter AMI BIOS Setup Utility, you will see the Main Menu screen.
You can always return to the Main Menu by selecting the Main tab on the top of
the screen with the arrow keys.
The Main Menu screen provides you with a system overview, which includes the
version, built date and ID of the AMIBIOS, the type, speed and number of the
processors in the system and the amount of memory installed in the system.
System Time/System Date
You can edit this field to change the system time and date. Highlight System Time
or System Date using the <Arrow> keys. Enter new values through the keyboard.
Press the <Tab> key or the <Arrow> keys to move between fields. The date must
be entered in DAY/MM/DD/YYYY format. The time is entered in HH:MM:SS format.
Please note that time is in a 24-hour format. For example, 5:30 A.M. appears as
05:30:00 and 5:30 P.M. as 17:30:00.
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Advanced Settings Menu
Boot Features
Quick Boot
If Enabled, this option will skip certain tests during POST to reduce the time
needed for the system to boot up. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Quiet Boot
If Disabled, normal POST messages will be displayed on boot-up. If Enabled,
this display the OEM logo instead of POST messages.
Add On ROM Display Mode
This option sets the display mode for Option ROM. The options are Force BIOS
or Keep Current.
Bootup Num Lock
This option selects the power-on state for the NUM lock to either On or Off.
Wait for F1 if Error
This setting controls the system response when an error is detected during the
boot sequence. When enabled, BIOS will stop the boot sequence when an error
is detected, at which point you will need to press the F1 button to re-enter the
BIOS setup menu. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Hit 'DEL' Message Display
Use this option to Enable or Disable the "Press DEL to run setup" message in
POST.
Interrupt 19 Capture
Select Enabled to allow ROMs to trap Interrupt 19. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
Restore on AC Power Loss
This sets the action that occurs when an AC power loss occurs. Options include
Power Off, Power On and Last State.
Watch Dog Timer
This sets the Watch Dog Timer. Options include Enabled or Disabled.
 Processor & Clock Options
CPU Configuration
This displays static information on the Module Version, AGESA Version, Physical
Count and Logical Count for the system's processor(s) and clock.
CPU Information
This setting is used to select which physical CPU's information to display. Options
include Processor 0 or Processor 1. The information for the selected processor
includes Processor number, Revision, Cache L1/L2/L3, Speed, NB CLK, Able to
Change Frequency and uCode Patch Level.
Note: Zero is always the "Boot Strap Processor" or main CPU with all others
being "Application Processors".
GART Error Reporting
This option should remain disabled for normal operation. The driver developer
may enable this option for testing purposes. Options are Enabled or Disabled.
Microcode Update
This setting Enables or Disables microcode updating.
Power Now
This setting is used to Enable or Disable the AMD Power Now feature.
ACPI SRAT Table
This option Enables or Disables the building of the ACPI SRAT Table.
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CPU DownCore Mode
This option sets the CPU DownCore Mode for your system. If you change this
option then a cold reset is required. Options include Auto Mode, Maximum
Core Level, No Leveling, 2 Cores, 4 Cores, 6 Cores, 8 Cores, 10 Cores and
12 Cores.
C1E Support
This option enables or disables C1E Support for your system.
Advanced Chipset Control
Chipset Information
Chipset Information is displayed at the top of this menu on the chipset CIMx version
used.
NorthBridge Chipset Configuration
Memory Configuration
Bank Interleaving
This option allows you to enable Bank Interleaving in the system. Options
include Auto and Disabled.
Node Interleaving
This option allows you to enable Node Interleaving in the system. Options
include Auto and Disabled.
Channel Interleaving
This option allows you to enable Channel Interleaving in the system. The
options are Auto and Disabled.
CS Sparing Enable
This option will reserve a spare memory rank in each node when enabled.
Options are Enable and Disable.
Bank Swizzle Mode
This sets the Bank Swizzle Mode to either Enabled or Disabled.
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ECC Configuration
ECC Mode
This submenu sets the level of ECC protection. Options include Disabled,
Basic, Good, Super, Max and User. Selecting User activates the other option for user setting.
Note: The "Super" ECC mode dynamically sets the DRAM scrub rate so all
of memory is scrubbed in 8-hours.
DRAM ECC Enable
This setting allows hardware to report and correct memory errors automatically, maintaining system integrity. Options are Enabled or Disabled.
DRAM Timing Configuration
DRAM Timing Config
This setting specifies the DRAM timing configuration. Options are Auto and
Manual.
Memory Timing Parameters
This selects the which node's timing parameters to display. The only selection
for this option is CPU Node 0.
Clock Speed Information
Clock speed information for memory is also displayed under this Northbridge
Chipset Confirguration page.
IOMMU
This setting is used to disable or set the GART size in systems without AGP. Options
include Enabled and Disabled.
OHCI/EHCI HC Device Functions
These settings allow you to either Enable or Disable functions for OHCI or EHCI
bus devices.
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
Use this setting to configure the USB 2.0 Controller in either Hi-Speed (480 Mps)
or Full Speed (12 Mps) mode.
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Legacy USB Support
Select "Enabled" to enable the support for USB Legacy. Disable Legacy support if
there are no USB devices installed in the system. "Auto" disabled Legacy support
if no USB devices are connected. The options are Disabled, Enabled and Auto.
IDE/SATA Configuration
On Chip SATA Channel
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the OnChip SATA channel.
On Chip SATA Type
Use this setting to set the On Chip SATA type. Options include
Native IDE, RAID, AHCI and Legacy IDE.
SATA IDE Combined Mode
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the SATA IDE combined mode.
PATA Channel Configuration
This allows you to set PATA channel configuration. Options include SATA as
Primary or SATA as secondary.
Primary/Secondary/Third IDE Master/Slave
LBA/Large Mode
LBA (Logical Block Addressing) is a method of addressing data on a disk
drive. The options are Disabled and Auto.
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
Block mode boosts IDE drive performance by increasing the amount of data
transferred. Only 512 bytes of data can be transferred per interrupt if block
mode is not used. Block mode allows transfers of up to 64 KB per interrupt.
Select "Disabled" to allow the data to be transferred from and to the device
one sector at a time. Select "Auto" to allows the data transfer from and to the
device occur multiple sectors at a time if the device supports it. The options
are Auto and Disabled.
PIO Mode
PIO (Programmable I/O) mode programs timing cycles between the IDE drive
and the programmable IDE controller. As the PIO mode increases, the cycle
time decreases. The options are Auto, 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4. Select Auto to allow
BIOS to auto detect the PIO mode.
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Use this value if the IDE disk drive support cannot be determined. Select 0
to allow BIOS to use PIO mode 0, which has a data transfer rate of 3.3 MBs.
Select 1 to allow BIOS to use PIO mode 1, which has a data transfer rate
of 5.2 MBs. Select 2 to allow BIOS to use PIO mode 2, which has a data
transfer rate of 8.3 MBs. Select 3 to allow BIOS to use PIO mode 3, which
has a data transfer rate of 11.1 MBs. Select 4 to allow BIOS to use PIO mode
4, which has a data transfer rate of 16.6 MBs. This setting generally works
with all hard disk drives manufactured after 1999. For other disk drives, such
as IDE CD-ROM drives, check the specifications of the drive.
DMA Mode
Selects the DMA Mode. Options are Auto, SWDMA0, SWDMA1, SWDMA2,
MWDMA0. MDWDMA1, MWDMA2, UDMA0. UDMA1, UDMA2, UDMA3,
UDMA4 and UDMA5. (SWDMA=Single Word DMA, MWDMA=Multi Word
DMA, UDMA=UltraDMA.)
S.M.A.R.T.
Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) can help predict
impending drive failures. Select "Auto" to allow BIOS to auto detect hard
disk drive support. Select "Disabled" to prevent AMI BIOS from using the
S.M.A.R.T. Select "Enabled" to allow AMI BIOS to use the S.M.A.R.T. to support hard drive disk. The options are Disabled, Enabled, and Auto.
32-Bit Data Transfer
Select "Enabled" to activate the function of 32-Bit data transfer. Select "Disabled" to deactivate the function. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Hard Disk Write Protect
Use this setting to Enable or Disable hard disk write protection for your system.
This is effective only if the device is accessed through the BIOS.
IDE Detect Timeout (Sec)
Use the +/- keys to adjust and select the time out for detecting ATA/ATAPI
devices. The default value is 35.
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 PCI/PNP Configuration
Clear NVRAM
Select Yes to clear NVRAM during boot-up. The options are Yes and No.
Plug & Play O/S
Select Yes to allow the OS to configure Plug & Play devices. (This is not required
for system boot if your system has an OS that supports Plug & Play.) Select No to
allow AMIBIOS to configure all devices in the system.
PCI Latency Timer
This option sets the latency of all PCI devices on the PCI bus. Select a value to
set the PCI latency in PCI clock cycles. Options are 32, 64, 96, 128, 160, 192,
224 and 248.
PCI IDE Busmaster
Use this setting to Enable or Disable BIOS enabled uses of PCI Busmastering for
reading or writing to IDE drives.
Slot 1 ~ Slot 4 PCI-E OPROM
These four settings (Slot 1 through Slot 4) allow you to enable or disable the
numbered slot's Op ROM, except for the VGA card.
UIO PCI-E OPROM
This setting allows you to enable or diable the UIO slot Op ROM, except for the
VGA card.
Onboard NIC Option ROM Select
This setting allows you to disable or select the onboard NIC option ROM. Options
include Disabled, PXE and iSCSI.
SuperI/O Configuration
Serial 1 Address
This option specifies the base I/O port address and Interrupt Request address
of serial port 1. Select "Disabled" to prevent the serial port from accessing any
system resources. When this option is set to Disabled, the serial port physically
becomes unavailable. Select "3F8/IRQ4" to allow the serial port to use 3F8 as its
I/O port address and IRQ 4 for the interrupt address. Options include Disabled,
3F8/IRQ4, 3E8/IRQ4 and 2E8/IRQ3
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Serial 2 Address
This option specifies the base I/O port address and Interrupt Request address
of serial port 2. Select "Disabled" to prevent the serial port from accessing any
system resources. When this option is set to "Disabled", the serial port physically
becomes unavailable. Select "2F8/IRQ3" to allow the serial port to use 2F8 as its
I/O port address and IRQ 3 for the interrupt address. Options include Disabled,
2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4 and 2F8/IRQ3.
Remote Access Configuration
Remote Access
Use this option to Enable or Disable Remote Access in your system. If enabled,
the settings below will appear.
Serial Port Number
Use this setting to select the serial port for console redirection. Options include
COM1, COM2 or COM3. The displayed base address and IRQ for the serial port
changes to reflect the selection you make.
Note: Make sure the selected port is enabled.
Serial Port Mode
Selects the serial port settings to use. Options are (115200 8, n, 1), (57600 8,
n, 1), (38400 8, n, 1), (19200 8, n, 1) and (09600 8, n, 1).
Flow Control
Selects the flow control to be used for console redirection. Options are None,
Hardware and Software.
Redirection After BIOS POST
Options are Disable (no redirection after BIOS POST), Boot Loader (redirection
during POST and during boot loader) and Always (redirection always active).
Note that some OS's may not work with this set to Always.
Terminal Type
Selects the type of the target terminal. Options are ANSI, VT100 and VTUTF8.
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
Allows you to Enable or Disable VT-UTF8 combination key support for ANSI/
VT100 terminals.
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Sredir Memory Display Delay
Use this setting to set the delay in seconds to display memory information.
Options are No Delay, 1 sec, 2 secs and 4 secs.
Hardware Health Configuration
CPU Overheat Temperature
This setting allows you to specify the type of alarm for CPU overheating. Options
include The Early Alarm and The Default Alarm.
Other items in the submenu are systems monitor displays for the following
information:
CPU1 Temperature, CPU2 Temperature, CPU3 Temperature, CPU4 Temperature, System Temperature, Fan 1-9 Reading, Chipset FAN1-2, CPU1 VCore,
CPU2 VCore, CPU3 VCore, CPU4 VCore, 3.3V Vcc (V), + 5Vin, +12V Vcc
(V), CPU1~4 DIMM Voltage, Chipset SR56x0 Voltage, 3.3V standby, Battery
Voltage
System Fan Monitor
This submenu contains lists the system fans and contains RPM information for
them.
Fan Speed Control Modes
This submenu allows you to determine how the system will control the speed
of the onboard fans. The options are Full Speed/FS (Max Cooling), Performance/PF (Better Cooling), Balanced/BL (Balance between performance and
energy saving), Energy Saving/ES (Lower Power and Noise).
A display also showing the speeds of FAN1 Speed ~ FAN11 Speed is shown
on this page.
ACPI Configuration
ACPI Aware O/S
Use this setting to enable or disable ACPI support for the operating system if
it supports ACPI. Options include Yes (enable ACPI support) or No (disable
ACPI support).
ACPI Version Features
Use this setting the determine which ACPI version to use. Options are ACPI
v1.0, ACPI v2.0 and ACPI v3.0.
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ACPI APIC Support
Determines whether to include the ACPI APIC table pointer in the RSDT
pointer list. The available options are Enabled and Disabled.
Headless Mode
Use this setting to enable or disable headless operation mode through
ACPI.
WHEA Support
Use this setting to enable or disable Windows Hardware Error Architecture.
IPMI Configuration
This menu shows static information about the IPMI firmware revision and status of
the BMC, as well as options for IPMI configuration.
View BMC System Event Log
Pressing the Enter key will open the following settings. Use the "+" and "-" keys
to navigate through the system event log.
Clear BMC System Event Log
Selecting this and pressing the Enter key will clear the BMC system event log.
Set LAN Configuration
Use the "+" and "-" keys to choose the desired channel number. This displays
Channel Number and Channel Number Status information.
IP Address
This submenu sets the IP address source as either Static or DHCP. Selecting
Static allows you to manually set the IP Address, Subnet Mask and Gateway
Address.
In the field provided here enter the IP address in the decimal form of xxx.xxx.
xxx.xxx with xxx having a value of less than 256 and in decimal form only The
IP address and current IP address in the BMC are shown.
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MAC Address
In the field provided here enter the MAC address in the hex form of xx.xx.
xx.xx.xx.xx with xx in hex form only. The current MAC address in the BMC
is shown.
Subnet Mask
In the field provided here enter the Subnet address in the decimal form of
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with xxx having a value of less than 256 and in decimal form
only. The current subnet address in the BMC is shown.
Gateway Address
In the field provided here enter the Gateway address in the decimal form of
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with xxx having a value of less than 256 and in decimal form
only. The current Gateway address in the BMC is shown.
Event Log Configuration
View Event Log
Pressing the Enter key will open the event log. Use the "" and "" keys to
navigate through the system event log.
Mark All Events as Read
Selecting this and pressing the Enter key marks all events as read in the event
log.
Clear Event Log
Selecting this and pressing the Enter key clears the system event log.
SR56x0 (RD890S) PCIE Error Log
This setting allows you set an error log ofr PCIE errors. Options include Yes
or No.
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Security Settings Menu
AMI BIOS provides a Supervisor and a User password. If you use both passwords,
the Supervisor password must be set first.
Change Supervisor Password
Select this option and press <Enter> to access the sub menu, and then type in
the password.
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Change User Password
Select this option and press <Enter> to access the sub menu, and then type in
the password.
Boot Sector Virus Protection
This option is near the bottom of the Security Setup screen. Select "Disabled" to
deactivate the Boot Sector Virus Protection. Select "Enabled" to enable boot sector
protection. When "Enabled", AMI BIOS displays a warning when any program (or
virus) issues a Disk Format command or attempts to write to the boot sector of the
hard disk drive. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Boot Device Priority
This feature allows you to prioritize the boot sequence from the list of available
devices. A device that is in parenthesis has been disabled in the corresponding
type menu.
Removable Drives
This feature allows you to specify the boot sequence from the list of available
removable drives. A device that is in parenthesis has been disabled in the
corresponding type menu.
Hard Disk Drives
This feature allows you to specify the boot sequence from the list of available hard
disk drives. A device that is in parenthesis has been disabled in the corresponding
type menu.
CD/DVD Drives
This feature allows you to specify the boot sequence from the list of available CD/
DVD drives. A device that is in parenthesis has been disabled in the corresponding
type menu.
USB Drives
This feature allows you to specify the boot sequence from the list of available USB
drives. A device that is in parenthesis has been disabled in the corresponding type
menu.
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Network Drives
This feature allows you to specify the boot sequence from the list of available network
drives. A device that is in parenthesis has been disabled in the corresponding type
menu.
Retry Boot Device
This setting allows you to enable or disable auto retry of all boot devices.
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Exit Menu
Select the Exit tab from AMI BIOS Setup Utility screen to enter the Exit BIOS Setup
screen.
Save Changes and Exit
When you have completed the system configuration changes, select this option
to leave BIOS Setup and reboot the computer, so the new system configuration
parameters can take effect. Select Save Changes and Exit from the Exit menu and
press <Enter>.
Discard Changes and Exit
Select this option to quit BIOS Setup without making any permanent changes to the
system configuration and reboot the computer. Select Discard Changes and Exit
from the Exit menu and press <Enter>.
Discard Changes
Select this option and press <Enter> to discard all the changes and return to AMI
BIOS Utility Program.
Load Optimal Defaults
To set this feature, select Load Optimal Defaults from the Exit menu and press
<Enter>. Then Select "OK" to allow BIOS to automatically load the Optimal Defaults
as the BIOS Settings. The Optimal settings are designed for maximum system
performance, but may not work best for all computer applications.
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
To set this feature, select Load Fail-Safe Defaults from the Exit menu and press
<Enter>. The Fail-Safe settings are designed for maximum system stability, but not
maximum performance.
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Appendix A: BIOS Error Beep Codes
Appendix A
BIOS Error Beep Codes
During the POST (Power-On Self-Test) routines, which are performed each time
the system is powered on, errors may occur.
Non-fatal errors are those which, in most cases, allow the system to continue the
boot-up process. The error messages normally appear on the screen.
Fatal errors are those which will not allow the system to continue the boot-up procedure. If a fatal error occurs, you should consult with your system manufacturer
for possible repairs.
These fatal errors are usually communicated through a series of audible beeps. The
numbers on the fatal error list (on the following page) correspond to the number
of beeps for the corresponding error. All errors listed, with the exception of Beep
Code 8, are fatal errors.
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Beep Code
Error Message
Description
1 beep
Refresh
Circuits have been reset (Ready to power up)
5 short, 1 long
Memory error
No memory detected in system
1 long, 8 short
Video error
Video adapter disabled or missing
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Appendix B: Installing Windows
Appendix B
Installing Windows
After all hardware components have been installed, you must first configure RAID
Settings before you install the Windows OS and other software drivers. To configure
RAID settings, please refer to RAID Configuration User Guides posted on our web
site at www.supermicro.com/support/manuals.
Note: The following OS installation instructions are written for the Windows XP/2003
OS only. If you have the Windows 2008 or Windows Vista OS, please follow the
instructions displayed on your screen to install the OS.
B-1 Installing Windows to a RAID System
1. Insert Microsoft's Windows XP/Windows 2003 Setup CD in the CD-ROM drive
and the system will start booting up from CD.
2. Press the <F6> key when the message "Press F6 if you need to install a third
party SCSI or RAID driver" displays.
3. When the Windows XP/Windows 2003 Setup screen appears, press "S" to
specify additional device(s).
4. Insert the driver diskette you created in Section 5-11, Building a Driver
Diskette, into Drive A: and press the <Enter> key.
5. Highlight "Manufuacturer Supplied Hardware Support Disk" and hit the
<Enter> key.
6. Highlight the first "Adaptec RAID" driver shown and press the <Enter> key to
install it. Soon a similar blue screen will appear again.
7. Again hit the <S> key, then highlight the second item, "nForce Storage
Controller" and press the <Enter> key, then <Enter> again to continue with
the Windows setup.
8. Press the <Enter> key to continue the installation process. (If you need to
specify any additional devices to be installed, do it at this time.) Once all
devices are specified, press the <Enter> key to continue with the installation.
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9. From the Windows XP/Windows 2003 Setup screen, press the <Enter> key.
The XP/2003 Setup will automatically load all device files and then, continue
the Windows XP/Windows 2003 installation.
10. After the Windows XP/Windows 2003 OS Installation has completed, the
system will automatically reboot.
B-2 Installing Windows to a Non-RAID System
1. Insert Microsoft's Windows OS Setup CD in the CD-ROM drive and the
system will start booting up from the CD.
2. Continue with the installation. The Windows OS Setup screen will display.
3. From the Windows OS Setup screen, press the <Enter> key. The OS Setup
will automatically load all device files and then continue with the Windows
installation.
4. After the installation has completed, the system will automatically reboot.
5. Insert the Supermicro Setup CD that came with your system into the CDROM drive during system boot and the main screen will display.
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Appendix C: System Specifications
Appendix C
System Specifications
Processors
Quad AMD Opteron 6100 series (AMD Socket G34) processors
Note: please refer to our website for details on supported processors.
Chipset
One AMD SR5690 chipset and one SP5100 Southbridge chipset
BIOS
16 Mb AMIBIOS SPI Flash ROM
Memory Capacity
Thirty-Two (32) single/dual/tri/quad channel DIMM slots supporting up
to 128 GB of ECC/Non-ECC UDIMM or up to 512 GB of ECC RDIMM
DDR3-1333/1066/800 SDRAM
Note: interleaved memory requires DIMMs to be installed in pairs - refer to Section 5-6 for
details.
SATA Controller
AMD SR5690 on-chip controller to support six 3 Gb/s Serial ATA (RAID 0, 1, 10
supported)
Drive Bays
Three hot-swap drive bays to house standard SATA drives
Peripheral Drive Bays
One (1) slim DVD-ROM drive
Expansion Slots
One low-profile PCI Express x16 slot (with pre-installed riser cards)
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Serverboard
H8QGi+-F (Proprietary form factor)
Dimensions: 16.48" x 13" (418 x 330 mm)
Chassis
SC818TS-1400LPBP (1U rackmount)
Dimensions: (WxHxD) 17.2 x 1.7 x 28.2 in. (437 x 43 x 716 mm)
Weight
Gross (Bare Bone): 43 lbs. (19.5 kg.)
System Cooling
Four sets of 4-cm counter-rotating cooling fans (fan speed controlled by BIOS
setting)
System Input Requirements
AC Input Voltage: 180-240 VAC
Rated Input Current: 7.2A (180V) to 9.5 (240V)
Rated Input Frequency: 50-60 Hz
Efficiency: 80+ (Gold Level)
Power Supply
Rated Output Power: 1400 W w/PMBus (Part# PWS-1K41F-1R)
Rated Output Voltages: +12V (116A), +5Vsb (6A)
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature: 10º to 35º C (50º to 95º F)
Non-operating Temperature: -40º to 70º C (-40º to 158º F)
Operating Relative Humidity: 20% to 95% (non-condensing)
Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
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Regulatory Compliance
Electromagnetic Emissions: FCC Class A, EN 55022 Class A, EN 61000-3-2/3-3, CISPR 22 Class A
Electromagnetic Immunity: EN 55024/CISPR 24, (EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3,
EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-8, EN 61000-4-11)
Safety: CSA/EN/IEC/UL 60950-1 Compliant, UL or CSA Listed (USA and
Canada), CE Marking (Europe)
California Best Management Practices Regulations for Perchlorate Materials:
This Perchlorate warning applies only to products containing CR (Manganese
Dioxide) Lithium coin cells. “Perchlorate Material-special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate”
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The products sold by Supermicro are not intended for and will not be used in life support systems,
medical equipment, nuclear facilities or systems, aircraft, aircraft devices, aircraft/emergency communication devices or other critical systems whose failure to perform be reasonably expected to
result in significant injury or loss of life or catastrophic property damage. Accordingly, Supermicro disclaims any and all liability, and should buyer use or sell such products for use in such ultra-hazardous
applications, it does so entirely at its own risk. Furthermore, buyer agrees to fully indemnify, defend
and hold Supermicro harmless for and against any and all claims, demands, actions, litigation, and
proceedings of any kind arising out of or related to such ultra-hazardous use or sale.
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