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Acer Altos G540 M2 User`s guide
Acer Altos G540 M2
Series
User’s Guide
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Acer Altos G540 M2 Series
User’s Guide
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Acer Altos G540 M2 Series
Model Name : G540 M2
Part Number: MU.R3500.001
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Notices
FCC notice
Class A devices do not have an FCC logo or FCC IDE on the label. Class B devices
have an FCC logo or FCC IDE on the label. Once the class of the device is
determined, refer to the following corresponding statement.
Class A equipment
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A
digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the
equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is
likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to
correct the interference at personal expense.
Notice: Shielded cables
All connections to other computing devices must be made using shielded cables
to maintain compliance with FCC regulations.
Notice: Peripheral devices
Only peripherals (input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.) certified to
comply with the Class A limits may be attached to this equipment. Operation
with noncertified peripherals is likely to result in interference to radio and TV
reception.
Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
manufacturer could void the user’s authority, which is granted by
the Federal Communications Commission, to operate this server.
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Use conditions
This part complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Notice: Canadian users
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian
interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Laser compliance statement
The CD-ROM drive in this server is a laser product. The CD-ROM drive’s
classification label (shown below) is located on the drive.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
CAUTION: INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID EXPOSURE TO
BEAM.
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Important safety instructions
Read these instructions carefully. Save these instructions for future reference.
1
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
2
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
3
Do not use this product near water.
4
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product
may fall, causing serious damage to the product.
5
Slots and openings on the front and rear side of the chassis are provided
for ventilation; to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect
it from overheating, these openings must not be blocked or covered. The
openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa,
rug, or other similar surface. This product should never be placed near or
over a radiator or heat register, or in a built-in installation unless proper
ventilation is provided.
6
This product should be operated from the type of power indicated on the
marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult
your dealer or local power company.
7
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this
product where persons will walk on the cord.
8
If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total
ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension cord does not
exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total
rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the fuse
rating.
9
Never push objects of any kind into this product through chassis slots as
they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could
result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the
product.
10
Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
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11
Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
a
When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
b
If liquid has been spilled on the product.
c
If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d
If the product does not operate normally when the operating
instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are covered
by the operating instructions since improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal condition.
e
If the product has been dropped or the chassis has been damaged.
f
If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a
need for service.
12
Replace the battery with the same type as the product's battery we
recommend. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
Refer battery replacement to a qualified service technician.
13
Warning! Batteries may explode if not handled properly. Do not
disassemble or dispose of them in fire. Keep batteries away from children.
Promptly dispose used batteries according to regulations applicable to
your area.
14
Use only the proper type of power supply cord set (provided in your
accessories box) for this unit. It should be a detachable type: UL listed/CSA
certified, type SPT-2, rated 7A 125V minimum, VDE approved or its
equivalent. Maximum length is 15 feet (4.6 meters).
System specifications
Performance
Mechanical
Environmental
Hardware options
External and internal structure
Front bezel
Front panel
Rear panel
Internal components
System boards
Mainboard
Backplane board
System LED indicators
Front panel LED indicators
Hot-plug HDD LED indicator
Gigabit LAN port LED indicators
2 System setup
Setting up the system
Pre-installation requirements
Connecting peripherals
Turning on the system
Power-on problems
Configuring the system OS
Rack mount configuration
Turning off the system
3 System upgrade
Installation precautions
ESD precautions
Pre-installation instructions
Post-installation instructions
Opening the server
Removing the side panel
Removing the front bezel
Configuring the hard drive
Installing a 3.5“HDD cage
Removing a HDD cage
Installing a 2.5“HDD cage
Removing a HDD cage
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Installing an additional hard drive
Configuring a 5-25 inch storage device
Upgrading the processor
Upgrading the system memory
Installing an expansion card
Installing the TPM module
Installing the System Fan module
Installing a redundant power supply module
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4 System BIOS
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BIOS overview
Entering BIOS setup
BIOS setup primary menus
BIOS setup navigation keys
Main menu
Advanced menu
Processor Configuration
Advanced Memory Configuration
Advanced Chipset Control
PCI Configuration
SATA Configuration
I/O Device Configuration
Boot Configuration
Thermal and Acoustic Configuration
Power
Security menu
Setting a system password
Changing a system password
Removing a system password
Server menu
System Management
Console Redirection
Event Log Configuration
Boot menu
Exit menu
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5 System
troubleshooting
Resetting the system
Initial system startup problems
Initial troubleshooting checklist
Hardware diagnostic testing
Checking the boot-up status
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Verifying the condition of the storage devices
Confirming loading of the operating system
Specific problems and corrective actions
Appendix A: Server
management tools
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147
Server management overview
149
RAID configuration utilities
150
Onboard SATA RAID Configuration Utility
150
LSI MegaRAID SAS 8708EM2 RAID Configuration Utility153
LSI MegaRAID SAS 8204ELP RAID Configuration Utility154
Appendix B: Rack mount configuration
Rack installation information
Rack installation precautions
System rack installation
Vertical mounting hole pattern
Installing the system into the rack
Appendix C: Altos eXpress Console
Using Your Altos eXpress Console
Software Installation
Prerequisites on remote management PC
Installing the Java Tool
Installing the UPnP tool
Using the UPnP tool to search for an Altos server
Altos eXpress Console
Accessing the Altos eXpress Console
Altos eXpress Console User Interface
System Status
System Information
Server Health
Configuration
Remote Control
Maintenance
KVM Remote Console Utility
Menu bar
Index
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The Acer Altos G540 M2 server is a fully
modular dual-processor system featuring the
latest in computing technology. It host a range
of powerful and flexible features designed to
meet the needs of various network
environments. From simple networking
functions to computing intensive applications,
the Altos G540 M2 delivers.
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System specifications
This section lists down the impressive computing features of the
Altos G540 M2 system.
Performance
Processor
•
•
One or two Intel® Xeon™ processor 5500 series
•
Up to 2.93 GHz
•
4.80/5.86/6.40 GT/s QPI
•
4/8 MB shared cache
•
800/1066/1333 DDR3 memory
Support for the following Intel® technologies:1
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Turbo Boost Technology
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Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology
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Virtualization Technology
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QuickPath Technology up to 6.4 GT/s
•
64 Technology
Chipset
•
Intel® 5520 chipset
Memory
•
Twelve DDR3 1333 MHz ECC unbuffered/registered DIMMs (six
DIMMs per processor), supporting:
•
Six-channel memory bus (three channels per processor)
•
1 to 8 GB (subject to availability) registered DIMMs for up to
96 GB of total system memory, or 1 to 4 GB unbuffered DIMMs
for up to 48 GB of total system memory
•
Memory mirroring, Lockstep mode, x4/x8 SDDC
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For more information on these Intel technologies, visit the Intel Xeon web
site at http://www.intel.com/products/processor/xeon/index.htm.
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PCI interface
•
Five PCI Express® and PCI expansion slots
•
•
One PCI Express® 2.0 x16 slot
Two PCI Express® 2.0 x8 slots (with eight PCI Express® 2.0
lanes)
•
One PCI Express® x8 slot (with four PCI Express® lanes)
•
One PCI (32-bit / 3.3 V) slot
Video controller
•
Embedded graphics controller with 32 MB video memory
Networking
•
Integrated dual-port Gigabit Ethernet supporting Intel® I/O
Acceleration Technology (IOAT)
•
Integrated single-port 10/100 Fast Ethernet for server
management and KVM over IP remote management
•
Supports boot from iSCSI
Media storage
Two front 5.25” drive bays:
•
Up to eight 3.5" or sixteen 2.5" SAS/SATA HDDs in two cages
•
Easy-swappable
•
Supports hot-swap with optional backplane
Note: 3.5” and 2.5” drives cannot be combined together,
either you have to all use the 3.5” drive or all 2.5” drive.
Combination of the two different sized drive is not
supported.
•
DVD-ROM or DVD Writer
•
5.25" tape drive (optional)
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I/O ports
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Two PS/2 ports
•
Six USB 2.0 ports
•
Serial port
•
•
VGA port
Two Gigabit LAN ports (RJ45)
•
Fast Ethernet (RJ-45) port
dedicated for BMC for
management
Power supply and system fan
•
600 W (85% power efficiency) or 610 W power supply, 110-127 /
200-240V (can be upgraded with second power module for hotswap and redundancy)
•
One system fan (can be upgraded with second system fan for
redundancy)
Hardware monitoring and server management
•
Power status LED
•
HDD access LED
•
LAN activity LED
•
System Status LED
•
System ID LED/Button
•
Chassis intrusion alert
•
Lockable door
•
IPMI 2.0
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TPM v1.2
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Built-in Altos eXpress Console for server management and KVM
over IP remote management
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Acer EasyBUILD™v9.0
•
Acer Server Manager (ASM)
Operating system
•
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 Standard and Enterprise
Edition (x86)
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Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 Standard and Enterprise
Edition (EM64T)
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Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 Standard and Enterprise
Edition (x86)
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Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 Standard and Enterprise
Edition (EM64T)
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Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 5.0 (x86)
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Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 5.0 (EM64T)
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Novell® SuSE® Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86)
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Novell® SuSE® Linux Enterprise Server 10 (EM64T)
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VMware ESX4i and VMware ESX4.0
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Novell® NetWare® 6.5
Mechanical
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Chassis
•
Tower
•
5U rack-mountable
•
Dimensions
– Height: 432 mm (17 in)
– Width: 210 mm (8.27 in)
– Depth: 650 mm (25.6 in)
Environmental
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Temperature
•
Operating: +0° to +35°C with the maximum rate of change
not to exceed 10° per hour.
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Hardware options
Note: To purchase the any of the following hardware options,
contact your local Acer representative.
•
•
•
•
Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series:
•
2.66 – 2.93 GHz with 8 MB shared cache, 6.40 GT/s QPI
•
2.26 – 2.53 GHz with 8 MB shared cache, 5.86 GT/s QPI
•
1.86 – 2.13 GHz with 4 MB shared cache, 4.80 GT/s QPI
•
1.86 GHz with 4 MB shared cache, 4.80 GT/s QPI
Memory
•
Registered DDR3 1333 MHz ECC DIMMs: 1/2/4/8 GB
•
Unbuffered DDR3 1333 MHz ECC DIMMs: 1/2/4 GB
HDD:
•
2.5” SAS (10,000 RPM) HDD: 73/146/300 GB
•
2.5” SAS (15,000 RPM) HDD: 36/73/146 GB
•
2.5” SATA 3 Gb/s HDD: 250/320/500 GB
•
3.5” SAS (15,000 RPM) HDD: 147/300/450 GB
•
3.5” SATA 3 Gb/s HDD: 320/500/640 GB, 1/1.5 TB
Daughter cards/modules:
•
•
•
TPM module
Add-on cards:
•
ASC/3S single-channel U320 SCSI HBA (for backup device)
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ASSC/3D dual-port SAS HBA (for backup device)
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ASSC/3Q four-port 3 Gb SAS HBA
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ASSRC/3O eight-port 3 Gb SAS RAID HBA
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AFC/4S single-port 4 Gb FC HBA
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AFC/4D dual-port 4 Gb FC HBA
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Gigabit Ethernet server adapter
•
PCI Express® x16 graphics card
Storage drives:
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Quantum GoVault Tabletop Dock USB drive
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Quantum GoVault Tabletop Dock external USB drive
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Acer DAT160 80/160 GB USB tape drive
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Acer DAT72 36/72 GB USB tape drive
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Acer LTO-3 SAS tape drive
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DVD-RW or DVD Writer
Hot-swappable, redundant power supply module
•
610 W redundant power supply module
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600 W redundant power supply module (85% power
efficiency)
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Altos rack mount kit
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Redundant fan module
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External and internal structure
Front bezel
No.
Component
1
Security keylock
This lock secures the bezel door to protect the server unit from
unauthorized access.
2
LED indicator panel
For more information on the LED indicators description, go to
page 24.
3
Bezel door
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Front panel
No.
Icon
Component
Description
1
DVD-ROM drive Eject
button
Press this button to open the DVD
drive tray.
2
DVD-ROM drive
mechanical eject hole
When the DVD drive tray get
stucked, insert a paperclip to this
hole to manually eject the tray.
3
DVD-ROM drive
Disk drive for reading CD, VCD, and
DVD contents.
4
DVD-ROM drive
activity indicator
When the LED indicator is lit, there
is an ongoing DVD drive activity.
5
5.25-inch drive bay
Allows installation of additional
storage devices. Go to page 4 for a
list of supported devices.
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No.
Icon
Component
Description
6
Power indicator
Indicates the system power status
(green).
7
HDD activity
indicator
Indicates the status of a system
hard drive (green/amber).
8
Status/fault indicator
Indicates the status of the system
operations (green/amber).
9
LAN port 1 status
indicators
Indicate the system network 1
connection status.
10
LAN port 2 status
indicators
Indicate the system network 2
connection status.
11
Hot-plug HDD
activity indicator
Indicates the activity of a hot-plug
HDD installed in the system (green
/amber).
12
Hot-plug HDD
status indicator
Indicates the status of the hot-plug
HDD installed in the system (green/
amber).
13
Hot-plug HDD
locking mechanism
Locking mechanism to secure the
Hot-plug HDD.
14
HDD carrier
Supports four hot-plug or
easy-swap SAS or SATA2 HDDs.
15
HDD cage bay
Supports an optional HDD cage
(hot-plug or easy-swap).
16
HDD bay covers
Covers for the HDD bays.
17
Lock
Lock for preventing the system
from unauthorized access.
18
USB 2.0 ports
Connects to USB devices.
19
Power button
Press to turn the server on/off, or to
put it in standby mode.
12
No.
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Icon
Component
Description
20
NMI switch
If the system crashes or stops
normal operation, press the NMI
switch to mechanically force the
server to issue a non-maskable
interrupt. This will perform a
memory dump-writing the
contents of the server's CPU
registers and RAM to a network
server or to diskettes. This memory
dump can later be analyzed to
determine the cause of the
problem.
21
Unit identification
(UID) switch/indicator
Press the ID button to turn on the
ID LED indicator. This identifies a
particular unit within a server
group during servicing or
maintenance procedures.
13
Rear panel
No.
Icon
Component
Description
1
Power supply
module
release latch
Push down the latch to disengage the
module from the chassis.
2
Power supply
module cord
socket
Connect the system power cord here.
3
Power supply
module fault
indicator
Indicates the occurrence of a fault
condition in the power supply
module. (green/amber)
4
Power supply
module status
indicator
Indicates the status of the power
supply module. (green)
5
Main power
supply module
Provides the system’s main power
supply.
14
No.
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Icon
Component
Description
6
PS/2 mouse
port
Connects to a PS/2 mouse.
7
PS/2 keyboard
port
Connects to a PS/2 keyboard.
8
Monitor port
Connects to monitors.
9
Serial port
Connects to serial devices.
10
USB 2.0 ports
Connects to USB devices.
11
Unit
identification
(UID) switch/
indicator
Press to mark a particular server unit
within a server group (when
rack-mounted) for purpose of
identification during servicing or
maintenance procedures. (blue)
12
Management
LAN port
Fast Ethernet (RJ-45) port dedicated
for BMC management.
13
Gigabit LAN
ports 1/2
Connects to an Internet or intranet
network.
14
PCI slot covers
Protects the vacant expansion slots.
15
System fan
Regulates the system airflow.
16
Lid switch
Sent out warning alerts when the lid
is opened or compromised.
17
Redundant
power supply
module bay
Accommodates an optional hot-swap
redundant power supply module.
15
Internal components
No.
Component
1
Redundant power supply module bay
2
Air duct
3
Heat sink fan (HSF) assemblies
4
Sliders for the 5.25-inch devices
5
Release sliders for the HDD cages
6
Mainboard
7
PCI slot lock
8
System fan
Users have the option to purchase a
redundant system fan unit.
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System boards
Mainboard
No.
Code
Description
1
KB
PS/2 Keyboard port
2
MS
PS/2 Mouse port
3
VGA
VGA D-sub port
17
No.
Code
Description
4
COM
COM A serial port
5
USB
USB ports
6
ID_SW
ID switch
7
MNGT_NIC
Management LAN port
8
GBE1
Gigabit LAN port 1
9
GBE2
Gigabit LAN port 2
10
FAN_SYS5
Redundant fan 1 connector (default)
11
FAN_SYS6
Redundant fan 2 connector
12
12V_AUX2
8-pin Power connector for Processor 2
13
DIMMF1/
DIMMF2
DDR3 memory slot 1/2 (Channel F) for
Processor 2
14
DIMME1/
DIMME2
DDR3 memory slot 1/2 (Channel E) for
Processor 2
15
DIMMD1/
DIMMD2
DDR3 memory slot 1/2 (Channel D) for
Processor 2
16
ATX
24-pin ATX Power connector
17
CPU1
Processor 1 Socket
18
FAN_CPU1
FAN connector for Processor 1
19
12V_AUX1
8-pin Power connector for Processor 1
20
DIMMA1/
DIMMA2
DDR3 memory slot 1/2 (Channel A) for
Processor 1
21
DIMMB1/
DIMMB2
DDR3 memory slot 1/2 (Channel B) for
Processor 1
22
DIMMC1/
DIMMC2
DDR3 memory slot 1/2 (Channel C) for
Processor 1
23
USB_A
USB Type A connector
18
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No.
Code
Description
24
U82
Intel® 5520 (North Bridge)
25
USB1
USB connector for internal USB (Tape
Device)
26
U60
Intel ICH 10R (South Bridge)
27
TPM
TPM connector
28
J3
SMBus connector for backplane board 2
29
J2
SMBus connector for backplane board 1
30
USB_3
USB connector for SSD
31
PSMI1
PSMI connector
32
SATA0
SATA connector 0
33
SATA1
SATA connector 1
34
SGPIO_JP2
SGPIO connector for backplane board 2
35
SATA2
SATA connector 2
36
SGPIO_JP1
SGPIO connector for backplane board 1
37
SATA3
SATA connector 3
38
SATA4
SATA connector 4
39
CLR_CMOS
Clear CMOS jumper
You may clear the CMOS data to its default values by this jumper.
Default value doesn’t include the “Shunter” to prevent from improper use of
this jumper. To clear CMOS, temporarily short 2-3 pin.
1-2 close: Normal operation (Default setting)
2-3 close: Clear CMOS
19
No.
Code
Description
40
SATA5
SATA connector 5 for SATA ODD
41
F_PANEL
Front panel connector
42
J1
BMC firmware upgrade connector
43
IPMB1
3-pin IPMB connector
44
BAT
CMOS Battery
45
IPMB2
4-pin IPMB connector
46
USB2
USB connector for front USB ports
47
CASE_OPEN
Chassis Intrusion connector
48
COMB
COM B serial port connector
49
PCI5
PCI slot 5 (32bit/33MHz/3.3V)
50
BIOS_RVCR
BIOS Recovery Jumper
1-2 close: Normal operation. (Default setting)
2-3 close: Enable BIOS Recovery function
51
PCI-E4
PCI-E x8 slot 4 (Gen1, x4 throughput)
52
PCI-E3
PCI-E x8 slot 3 (Gen2)
53
U5
BMC
54
PCI-E2
PCI-E x8 slot 2 (Gen2)
55
U188
Hardware monitor controller
56
U6
Gigabit Ethernet Network Controller
57
PCI-E1
PCI-E x16 slot 1 (Gen2)
58
FAN_CPU2
FAN connector for Processor 2
59
U24
10/100 Fast Ethernet PHY
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No.
Code
Description
60
CPU2
Processor 2 Socket
21
Backplane board
The backplane board attached to rear of the hot-plug HDD cage is
what differentiate it from the easy-swap HDD cage model.
3.5” Backplane Board
No.
Code
Description
1
J14
Close 1-2: Two LED indication (default)
Close 2-3: Single LED indication (backward support)
2
J16
Backplane address setting:
Jumper
Backplane 1
3
J15
J15
J16
4
J3
SMBUS connector for backplane cascade
5
J2
SMBUS connector to main board (J2)
Close 2-3
Close 1-2
Backplane 2
Close 2-3
Close 2-3
22
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No.
Code
Description
6
J1
SMBUS connector to RAID card
7
SAS/CON
SAS 8484 32-pin connector
8
J17
Close 1-2: default
Close 2-3: backward support
9
CN1/X1
Power connector (4-pin)
10
CN1/X2
Power connector (4-pin)
2.5” Backplane Board
No.
Code
Description
1
J27
Close 1-2: Two LED indication (default)
Close 2-3: Single LED indication (backward support)
2
J2
SMBUS connector to main board (J2)
23
No.
Code
Description
3
J28
Backplane address setting:
Jumper
Backplane 1
4
J29
5
J30
J28
J29
Close 2-3
Close 1-2
Close 1-2
Close 2-3
6
J31
J30
J31
Close 2-3
Close 2-3
Close 1-2
Close 1-2
7
CN2/X1
Power connector (4-pin)
8
J3
SMBUS connector for backplane cascade
9
CN1/X1
Power connector (4-pin)
10
J1
SMBUS connector to RAID card
11
SAS/CON1
SAS 8484 32-pin connector (port 0 ~ 3)
12
SAS/CON2
SAS 8484 32-pin connector (port 4 ~ 7)
Backplane 2
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System LED indicators
This section discusses the different LED indicators located on the:
•
Front panel
•
Hot-plug HDD carrier
•
LAN port
Knowing what each LED indicator signifies can aid in problem
diagnosis and troubleshooting.
Front panel LED indicators
The six LED indicators mounted on the front bezel. These indicators
remain visible even when the bezel door is closed.
Indicator
Color
State
Representative Status
Power
Green
ON
S0: Power ON
Green
Blink (1Hz with
at 50% duty
cycle)
S1: Sleep
N/A
OFF
S4
N/A
OFF
S5
Green
Blink
HDD Access
N/A
OFF
No access and No HDD
fault
HDD activity
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System Status
LAN Activity
(LAN1 and
LAN2)
System ID
Green
ON
System Ready / No
Alarm
Green
Blink (1Hz with
at 50% duty
cycle)
System Ready but
degraded some CPU
fault, DIMM killed
Amber
ON
Critical Alarm (Critical
power modules, Voltage
Power supply, critical
temperature and
voltage … etc. failure)
Amber
Blink (1Hz with
at 50% duty
cycle)
Non-critical Alarm (Noncritical temperature and
voltage)
N/A
OFF
System not ready (Post
error/NMI event/CPU or
terminator missing, …
etc.)
Green
ON
LAN Link / No Access
Green
Blink
LAN Access
N/A
OFF
Disconnect / Idle
N/A
OFF
Normal
Blue
ON
System Identification
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Hot-plug HDD LED indicator
A drive activity LED indicator is mounted on the hot-plug HDD carrier.
The table below lists the possible drive states.
Status
HDD Present
Steady ON
OFF
HDD Access
Blink
OFF
HDD Failure
OFF
Steady ON
HDD Removed
OFF
Steady ON
HDD Insert and
rebuilding
Steady ON
Blink
HDD Locate
Blink
Blink
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Gigabit LAN port LED indicators
LED
Indicator
Network
speed
(left)
Network
connection
(right)
LED #
LED
Color
LED
State
1, 3, 5
Amber
On
1000 Mbps link network
access
Green
On
100 Mbps link network
access
Off
10 Mbps link network access
Green
On
Active network link
Green
Blinking
Transmit/Receive activity
2, 4, 6
NIC State
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2 System setup
This chapter gives you instructions on how to
prepare the system for operation. Procedures for
connecting peripherals are also explained.
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Setting up the system
Pre-installation requirements
Selecting a site
Before unpacking and installing the system, select a suitable site for
the system for maximum efficiency. Consider the following factors
when choosing a site for the system:
•
Near a grounded power outlet
•
Clean and dust-free
•
Stable surface free from vibration
•
Well-ventilated and away from sources of heat
•
Secluded from electromagnetic fields produced by electrical
devices such as air conditioners, radio and TV transmitters, etc.
Checking the package contents
Check the following items from the package:
•
Acer Altos G540 M2 system
•
Acer EasyBUILDTM DVD Pack
•
Acer Altos G540 M2 accessory box
•
System keys
If any of the above items are damaged or missing, contact your dealer
immediately.
Save the boxes and packing materials for future use.
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Connecting peripherals
The color-coded I/O port panel on the system rear accepts a variety of
compatible peripherals. Refer to the figure below for specific
connection instructions for each port.
Note: Consult the operating system manual for information on
how to configure the network setup.
Caution: Do not route the power cord where it will walked on or
pinched by items placed against it. The server is designed to be
electrically grounded (earthed). To ensure proper operation, plug
the power cord into a properly grounded AC outlet only.
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Turning on the system
After making sure that you have properly set up the system, applied
power, and connected all the necessary peripherals, you can now
power on the system. Follow the procedure below.
1
Unlock and open the bezel door.
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Press the power button.
The system starts up and displays a welcome message on the
monitor. After that, a series of power-on self-test (POST) messages
appears. The POST messages indicate if the system is running well
or not.
Note: If the system does not turn on or boot after pressing the
power button, go to the next section for the possible causes of the
boot failure.
Aside from the POST messages, you can determine if the system is in
good condition by checking if the following occurred.
•
The power status indicator on the front panel lights up green.
•
The Num Lock, Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock indicators on the
keyboard light up.
Power-on problems
If the system fails to boot after you have applied power, check the
following factors that might have caused the boot failure.
•
The external power cord may be loosely connected.
Check the power cord connection from the power outlet to the
power cord socket on the rear panel. Make sure that the cord is
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properly connected to the power outlet and to the power cord
socket.
•
No power comes from the grounded power outlet.
Have an electrician check your power outlet.
•
Loose or improperly connected internal power cables.
Check the internal cable connections. If you are not confident to
perform this step, ask a qualified technician to assist you.
Warning! Make sure all power cords are disconnected from
the electrical outlet before performing this task.
Note: If you have gone through the preceding actions and the
system still fails to boot, ask your dealer or a qualified technician
for assistance.
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Configuring the system OS
The Altos G540 M2 comes with Acer EasyBUILD that allows users to
conveniently install the preferred operating system. To start using
EasyBUILD, follow the steps below.
1
Locate the EasyBUILD DVD included in the system package.
2
With the system turned on, press the DVD-ROM drive Eject button.
3
When the disc tray slides open, insert the EasyBUILD DVD with the
label side of the disc facing upward.
Note: When handling the disc, hold it by the edges to avoid
smudges or fingerprints.
4
Gently press the disc down to make sure that it is properly
inserted.
Caution: While pressing the disc, be careful not to bend the disc
tray. Make sure that the disc is properly inserted before closing
the disc tray. Improper insertion may damage both the disc and
the DVD-ROM drive.
5
Press the drive Eject button again to close the disc tray.
6
The Acer EasyBUILD sequence begins. Follow all onscreen
instructions.
For more information, refer to the EasyBUILD Installation guide.
Note: EasyBUILD only supports the Microsoft and Red Hat Linux
operating systems. The Windows or Red Hat installation disc(s) is
required to install the OS.
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Rack mount configuration
The Altos G540 M2 server is a dual-platform system that can be set up
in both tower and rack-mount configurations. A rack mount kit is
available for customers who prefer to mount the server in a system
rack. To purchase a rack mount kit, contact your local Acer
representative or order directly from http://www.acer.com/.
The figure below shows the Altos G540 M2 server in a rack-mount
position.
For instructions on tower-to-rack configuration, refer to “Appendix B:
Rack mount configuration” on page 157.
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Turning off the system
There are two ways to turn off the server—via software or via
hardware. The software procedure below applies to a system running
on a Windows OS. For other NOS shutdown procedures, refer to the
related user documentation.
To turn off the system via software:
1
Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete on the attached keyboard or click the Start
on the Windows taskbar.
2
Select Shut Down.
3
Select Shut down from the drop-down menu, then click OK.
To turn off the system via hardware:
If you cannot shut down the server via software, press the power
button for at least four seconds. Quickly pressing the button may put
the server in a Suspend mode only.
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This chapter discusses the precautionary
measures and installation procedures you
need to know when upgrading the system.
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Installation precautions
Before you install any server component, it is recommended that you
read the following sections first. These sections contain important ESD
precautions along with pre-installation and post-installation
procedures.
ESD precautions
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage static-sensitive hardware
components, such as the processor, disk drives, and the system boards.
Always observe the following precautions before you install a server
component:
•
Do not remove a component from its protective packaging until
you are ready to install it.
•
Do not touch the component pins, leads, or circuitry.
•
Components with a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assembly should
always be laid with the assembly-side down.
•
Wear a wrist grounding strap and attach it to a metal part of the
server before handling components. If a wrist strap is not
available, maintain contact with the server throughout any
procedure requiring ESD protection.
•
Keep the work area free of nonconductive materials, such as
ordinary plastic assembly aids and foam packing.
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Pre-installation instructions
Perform the steps below before you open the server or before your
remove or replace any component.
Warning! Failure to properly turn off the server before you
start perform any hardware configuration may cause
serious damage and bodily harm. Do not attempt the
procedures described in the following sections unless you
are a qualified service technician.
1
Turn off the server and all connected peripherals.
2
Unplug all power cables from their outlets.
3
Disconnect all telecommunication cables from their ports.
4
Place the server on a flat, stable surface.
5
Open the server according to the instructions on page 43.
6
Follow the ESD precautions described in the previous section when
handling a server component.
Post-installation instructions
Perform the steps below after installing a server component.
1
See to it that all components are installed according to the
described step-by-step instructions.
2
Reinstall any expansion board(s), peripheral(s), bracket (s) and
system cable(s) that have previously been removed.
3
Reinstall the side panel.
4
Reconnect the power, peripheral, and telecommunication cables.
5
Turn on the system.
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Opening the server
Caution: Before you proceed, make sure that you have turned off
the system and all peripherals connected to it. Read the
“Pre-installation instructions” section on page 42.
You need to open the server before you can install upgrade
components. The front bezel and (left) side panel are removable to
allow access to the server’s internal components. Refer to the
following sections for instructions.
Removing the side panel
1
Perform the pre-installation instructions described on page 41.
2
Unlock the security keylock.
3
Remove the two thumb screws on the back panel.
4
Slide the side panel toward the rear of the chassis to disengage it.
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Removing the front bezel
1
Remove the side panel.
Refer to the previous section for instructions.
2
Remove the front bezel.
(1) Release the bezel door retention tabs from the chassis interior.
(2) Firmly bump the bezel as shown to loosen it.
(3) Pull the bezel away from the chassis.
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Configuring the hard drive
The two HDD cage bays of the Altos G540 M2 accommodates both
hot-plug and easy-swap HDD cage models. The main difference
between these two cage models is the presence of a backplane board
on the rear side of the hot-plug HDD cage. Both cage models support
up to four SATA2 or SAS hard disk drives.
The system ships out with only a single HDD cage occupying the top
cage bay. You have the option to purchase an extra HDD cage to
provide the system with additional storage capacity and scalability.
Contact your local Acer representative for more information.
The system supports 3.5” or 2.5” HDDs. It cannot support both at once.
If the systems ships with the 3.5” HDDs, then any additional HDDs
should also be the same size. That goes the same for the 2.5” HDDs.
Caution: You cannot mix 3.5” HDDs with 2.5” HDDs on the same
system.
Note: The HDD cage comes with HDD dummy covers. You need
to purchase a blank HDD carrier to install a hard drive.
Installing a 3.5“HDD cage
1
Perform the pre-installation instructions described on page 41.
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2
Remove the plastic cover by releasing it from the latches.
3
Remove the HDD cage bay metal cover from the front chassis.
(1) Remove the screws securing the cover.
(2) Detach the cover from chassis.
Store this cover for future reinstallation.
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4
Install the HDD cage.
(1) Slide the cage into the lower bay with the HDD carriers facing
front.
Then lock the cage by sliding the locker down as shown.
If you have installed a hot-plug HDD cage, proceed to next
step for related drive cable connections.
Drive cable connections for an easy-swap HDD can be found
on page page 58.
(2) Connect the following cables to the hot-plug HDD cage
backplane board.
(1) Connect the hard drive power cables to the CN1 and CN2
connectors of the backplane board.
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(2) Connect the SAS/SATA2 cable to the SAS/CON connector
of the backplane board.
5
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 42.
For instructions on how to install a hard drive in an easy-swap HDD
cage, go to page 57.
For instructions on how to install a hard drive in a hot-plug HDD
cage, go to page 55.
Removing a HDD cage
1
Perform the pre-installation instructions described on page 41.
2
Prepare the HDD cage for removal.
3
•
For a hot-plug HDD cage, disconnect the data and power
cables from the backplane board, then remove all HDDs from
the cage.
•
For an easy-swap HDD cage, disconnect the data and power
cables from their HDD connectors, then remove all HDDs from
the cage.
Remove the HDD cage.
(1) Move the release slider all the way up to unlock the hot-plug
HDD cage.
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(2) Remove the cage from the HDD bay.
4
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 42.
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Installing a 2.5“HDD cage
1
Perform the pre-installation instructions described on page 41.
2
Remove the 2 plastic covers by releasing it from the latches.
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3
Place the top plastic cover as shown.
4
Remove the HDD cage bay metal cover from the front chassis.
(1) Remove the screws securing the cover.
(2) Detach the cover from chassis.
Store this cover for future reinstallation.
5
Install the HDD cage.
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(1) Slide the cage into the lower bay with the HDD carriers facing
front.
Then lock the cage by sliding the locker down as shown.
If you have installed a hot-plug HDD cage, proceed to next
step for related drive cable connections.
Drive cable connections for an easy-swap HDD can be found
on page page 58.
(2) Connect the following cables to the hot-plug HDD cage
backplane board.
(1) Connect the hard drive power cables to the CN1 and CN2
connectors of the backplane board.
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(2) Connect the SAS/SATA2 cable to the SAS/CON connector
of the backplane board.
6
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 42.
For instructions on how to install a hard drive in an easy-swap HDD
cage, go to page 57.
For instructions on how to install a hard drive in a hot-plug HDD
cage, go to page 55.
Removing a HDD cage
1
Perform the pre-installation instructions described on page 41.
2
Prepare the HDD cage for removal.
3
•
For a hot-plug HDD cage, disconnect the data and power
cables from the backplane board, then remove all HDDs from
the cage.
•
For an easy-swap HDD cage, disconnect the data and power
cables from their HDD connectors, then remove all HDDs from
the cage.
Remove the HDD cage.
(1) Move the release slider all the way up to unlock the hot-plug
HDD cage.
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(2) Remove the cage from the HDD bay.
4
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 42.
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Installing an additional hard drive
The Altos G540 M2 HDD cage models supports both SATA2 and SAS
hard drives in different capacities.
Note: You cannot mix the 3.5” HDD with the 2.5” HDD on the
system.
To install 3.5” a hot-plug hard drive:
1
If necessary, unlock the front bezel, then pull it open.
2
Remove the HDD dummy cover from the cage.
3
Prepare the blank HDD carrier for installation.
(1) Remove the four screws that secures the blank frame.
You will use these screws to secure the hard disk later.
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(2) Detach the plastic frame from the HDD carrier.
4
Align the new hard disk with the HDD carrier, then secure it with
the four screws you removed in step 3-1.
5
Install the new hard drive into the cage.
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(1) Slide the drive into the cage with the carrier handle still
extended.
(2) Make sure that the drive is properly inserted before pushing
the handle back until it clicks into place.
6
Set up the new hard drive’s RAID configuration.
For related instructions, go to the “RAID configuration utilities”
section on page 150.
To install 2.5” a hot-plug hard drive:
1
If necessary, unlock the front bezel, then pull it open.
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2
Remove the HDD dummy cover from the cage.
3
Prepare the blank HDD carrier for installation.
(1) Remove the four screws that secures the blank frame.
You will use these screws to secure the hard disk later.
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(2) Detach the plastic frame from the HDD carrier.
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4
Align the new hard disk with the HDD carrier, then secure it with
the four screws you removed in step 3-1.
5
Install the new hard drive into the cage.
(1) Slide the drive into the cage with the carrier handle still
extended.
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(2) Make sure that the drive is properly inserted before pushing
the handle back until it clicks into place.
6
Set up the new hard drive’s RAID configuration.
For related instructions, go to the “RAID configuration utilities”
section on page 150.
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Configuring a 5-25 inch storage device
The three 5.25-inch device bays support a variety of storage devices for
additional storage capacity and scalability. Go to page 4 for a list of
supported storage devices.
By default, the system ships with a DVD-ROM drive installed on the
topmost device bay. You can choose to replace these default drives, or
you can install a new storage device on the second device bay.
To install an optional storage device:
1
Perform the pre-installation instructions described on page 41.
2
Remove the two screws that secure the cover of the empty
5.25-inch drive bay (1), then detach the cover (2).
Keep this cover for future reinstallation.
3
Install the new 5.25-inch storage device.
The instructions given below apply to a regular 5.25-inch storage
device.
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Note: There is an extra bracing lock on the side of the 5.25-in
drive cage for installing another 5.25-inch device.
4
Install the bracing lock tab as shown.
(1) Slowly slide the drive into the drive bay.
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(2) Connect the power and SATA cables to the new 5.25-inch
drive.
5
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 42.
To remove a defective storage device:
1
Perform the pre-installation instructions described on page 41.
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2
Remove the cables as shown (1 and 2). Press on both side of the
bracing lock tab (3) and pull out the drive from the drive bay (4).
3
Remove the bracing lock tab from the old DVD drive.
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Install the bracing lock tab on the new DVD device as shown.
(1) Slowly slide the drive into the drive bay.
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(2) Connect the power and SATA cables to the new 5.25-inch
drive.
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Upgrading the processor
This section explains the procedures for removing and installing the
processor and heat sink fan (HSF) assembly.
Processor configuration guidelines
The mainboard supports up to two Intel® Xeon™ processor 5500
series. You have the option to upgrade the default processor or install
a second one for a dual-processor configuration.
Observe the following guidelines when replacing or installing a
processor.
•
The CPU 1 socket must always be populated. If no processor is
installed in this socket, the system will fail to boot.
•
Before removing a processor, make sure to back up all important
system files.
•
When installing a second processor, make sure it has same
stepping and frequency specifications as the default processor.
•
Handle the processor and the HSF assembly carefully. Damage to
either may prevent the system from functioning properly.
Note: A long-nosed screwdriver is needed to remove/install the
HSF assembly.
To upgrade the default processor:
1
Perform the pre-installation instructions described on page 41.
2
Lay the server on its side (components showing).
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3
Remove the screws securing the HSF air duct assembly. Carefully
remove the HSF air duct assembly. Remember to keep the screws in
a safe place for later reassembly.
4
Disconnect the processor 1 HSF cable from its mainboard
connector and remove the HSF assembly.
(1)
Use a long-nosed screwdriver to loosen the four HSF
mounting pins.
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(2) Once you have loosened all four mounting pins, lift the HSF
away from the mainboard.
(3) Lay down the HSF in an upright position—with the thermal
patch facing upward. Do not let the thermal patch touch the
work surface.
Use an alcohol pad to wipe off the thermal grease from both the
HSF assembly and the processor socket retention plate.
5
Remove the default processor.
Warning! The processor becomes very hot when the system
is on. Allow it to cool off first before handling.
(1) Release then lift up the load lever.
(2) Open the retention plate to expose the socket body.
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(3) Grasp the processor by its edges and lift it out of its socket.
6
Store the old processor inside an anti-static bag.
7
Remove the new processor from its protective packaging.
8
Install the new processor.
(1) Hold the processor by its edges, then insert it in the socket.
Make sure that the alignment tabs on the socket fit the two
notch located on the edge of the processor. The pins are
keyed in such a way that you cannot install the processor in
the wrong orientation without bending the pins.
(2) Close the retention plate.
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(3) Engage the load lever back into place.
9
Apply the thermal interface material.
(1) Use an alcohol pad to wipe off the old thermal grease from
both the HSF assembly and the processor socket retention
plate.
(2) Apply a thin layer of an Acer-approved thermal interface
material before installing the HSF.
Make sure that only a very thin layer is applied so that both
contact surfaces are still visible.
10 Reinstall the HSF assembly.
(1) Align then insert the HSF on top of the retention plate.
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(2) Use a long-nosed screwdriver to tighten the four HSF
mounting pins to secure the assembly. Reconnect the HSF
cable to its mainboard connector.
Refer to the “Mainboard” section on page 16 for the location of
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the HSF connectors.
11 Replace the HSF air duct assembly. Make sure to seat the HSF air
duct assembly properly before replacing the screws in place.
12 Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 42.
To install a second processor:
1
Perform steps 1 through 4 of the previous section.
2
Prepare the processor socket 2 for installation.
Refer to steps 5-1 and 5-2 of the previous section.
3
Install the new processor.
Refer to steps 7 and 8 of the previous section.
4
Reinstall the HSF assembly.
(1) Align then insert the HSF on top of the retention plate.
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(2) Use a long-nosed screwdriver to tighten the four HSF
mounting pins to secure the assembly.
5
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 42.
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Upgrading the system memory
This section explains the procedures for removing and installing a
fully-buffered memory module.
Memory Configuration Guideline
Altos G540 M2 has twelve DIMM slots. Each CPU controls six DIMM
slots. The DIMM slots support three channel DDR3-1333 registered/
unbuffered ECC memory modules. For CPU1, it will be channel A, B &C.
For CPU2, it will be channel D,E &F. Each channel has 2 sockets. The
farthest socket to CPU is socket 1 (A1,B1,C1,D1,E1,F1 in color BLUE ),
while the nearest one is socket 2 (A2,B2,C2,D2,E2,F2 in color black). For
all memory modes, the socket 1 in each channel should be populated
first. If socket 1 is empty, socket 2 can't be used.
Note:
(1) When you are using a single-processor server, you should
install the memory module into DIMM A1 to DIMM C2
slots.
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(2) The DIMM D1 to DIMM F2 slots are enabled when a
second CPU is installed on the mainboard.
For the system to function, DIMM modules must be installed following
the slot sequence listed below. DIMM module of the same type, size
and manufacturer must be installed in the same colored DIMM slots.
•
CPU 1 - Populate DIMM slots A1 first, followed by slots B1, C1, A2,
B2, and C2.
•
CPU 2 - Populate DIMM slots D1 first, followed by slots E1, F1, D2,
E2, and F2.
•
To ensure data integrity, use only Acer-approved 240-pin, DDR3
Registered/Unbufferred DIMM ECC modules in 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB, or
8 GB capacities.
•
Use identical modules—same specification for size, speed, and
organization.
Independent Mode:
Singel processor configuration
Observe the population sequence illustrated in the table below when
installing a memory module.
Total
Capacity
DIMM A2
DIMM A1
DIMM B2
DIMM B1
1GB
1GB
2GB
1GB
1GB
3GB
1GB
1GB
4GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
6GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
4GB
2GB
2GB
6GB
2GB
2GB
8GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
12GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
DIMM C2
DIMM C1
1GB
1GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
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Total
Capacity
DIMM A2
DIMM A1
DIMM B2
DIMM B1
4GB
4GB
8GB
4GB
4GB
12GB
4GB
4GB
16GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
24GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
8GB*
8GB
16GB*
8GB
8GB
24GB*
8GB
8GB
32GB*
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
48GB*
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
DIMM C2
DIMM C1
4GB
4GB
4GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
Note: *Support depends on 8GB DIMM available
Dual processor configuration
Observe the population sequence illustrated in the table below when
installing a memory module.
Total
Capacity
2GB
DIMM
A1
A2
B1
B2
C1
C2
1 GB
D1
D2
E1
E2
F1
F2
1 GB
3GB
1 GB
1 GB
4GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
6GB
1 GB
1 GB
8GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
9GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
12GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
4GB
2 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
2GB
6GB
2 GB
2 GB
8GB
2 GB
2 GB
12GB
2 GB
2 GB
16GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
1 GB
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Total
Capacity
DIMM
A1
A2
B1
B2
C1
C2
D1
18GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
24GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
8GB
4 GB
12GB
4 GB
4 GB
16GB
4 GB
4 GB
24GB
4 GB
4 GB
32GB
4 GB
D2
E1
E2
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
F1
F2
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
36GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
48GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
16GB*
8 GB
24GB*
8 GB
8 GB
32GB*
8 GB
8 GB
48GB*
8 GB
8 GB
64GB*
8 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
72GB*
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
96GB*
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
Note: *Support depends on 8GB DIMM available
Mirroring or Lockstep mode :
•
Mirroring mode & Lockstep mode need the channel A & channel B
with identical DIMMs. A1 and B1 should be the same type, size and
manufacturer. A2 and B2 memory should be the same type, size
and manufacturer.
•
Channel C has no function in this mode.
•
Same rule is applied to the CPU2 memory channel D,E,F.
•
For mirroring mode, the memory contain a primary image and a
copy of the primary image. Therefore, the effective size of
memory is reduced by at least one-half.
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Single Processor Configuration
Total
Capacity
DIMM
A2
2GB
4GB
1GB
2GB
1GB
2GB
4GB
4GB
2GB
8GB
1GB
2GB
4GB
4GB
8GB
8GB
DIMM
C2
2GB
4GB
16GB*
32GB*
1GB
DIMM
B1
1GB
2GB
8GB
16GB
DIMM
B2
1GB
4GB
8GB
DIMM
A1
4GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
Note: *Support depends on 8GB DIMM available
DIMM
C1
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Dual Processor Configuration
DIMM
Total
Capacity
A2
A1
B2
B1
C2
C1
D2
D1
E2
E1
2GB
1GB
1GB
4GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
6GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
8GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
8GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
16GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
8GB
4GB
4GB
16GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
24GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
32GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
16GB*
8GB
8GB
32GB*
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
48GB*
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
64GB*
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
8GB
F1
1GB
4GB
12GB
F2
8GB
Note: *Support depends on 8GB DIMM available
To remove a DDR3 Registered/Unbufferred DIMM:
Important: Before removing a DDR3 Registered/Unbufferred
DIMM, make sure to back up all important system files. Also, note
that DDR3 Registered/Unbufferred DIMMs should be removed in
pairs.
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1
Perform the pre-installation instructions described on page 41.
2
Lay the server on its side (components showing).
3
Remove the HSF air duct assembly to access to the DDR3
Registered/Unbufferred DIMM slots.
4
Remove the DDR3 Registered/Unbufferred DIMM.
(1) Press the holding clips on both sides of the socket outward to
release the DIMM.
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(2) Gently pull the DIMM upward to remove it from the socket.
5
If you intend to install a new DDR3 Registered/Unbufferred DIMM,
proceed to the next section for related procedure, otherwise
reinstall the air duct, then observe the post-installation
instructions described on page 42.
To install an DDR3 Registered/Unbufferred DIMM:
1
Perform steps 1 through 3 of the previous section.
2
Select an empty DDR3 Registered/Unbufferred DIMM slot.
3
If necessary, open the holding clips of the selected DDR3
Registered/Unbufferred DIMM slot.
4
Remove the new DDR3 Registered/Unbufferred DIMM from its
protective packaging, handling it by the edges.
5
Install the DDR3 Registered/Unbufferred DIMM.
(1) Align the DDR3 Registered/Unbufferred DIMM so that the
notch on the slot fits the keyed edge of the module, then
press the module at both ends to seat it fully into the slot.
If you insert an DDR3 Registered/Unbufferred DIMM but it
does not fit easily into the slot, you have inserted it incorrectly.
Reverse the orientation of the module and insert it again.
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(2) Firmly press the holding clips inward to lock the DDR3
Registered/Unbufferred DIMM in place.
If the holding clips do not close, the DDR3 Registered/
Unbufferred DIMM is not properly inserted.
6
Reinstall the air duct.
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7
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 42.
The system automatically detects the amount of memory installed.
Run the BIOS setup to view the new value for total system memory
and make a note of it.
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Installing an expansion card
This section explains how to install an expansion card.
I/O interface
Altos G540 M2 has five PCI Express® and PCI expansion slots, namely:
•
One PCI Express® 2.0 x16 slot
•
Two PCI Express® 2.0 x8 slots (with eight PCI Express® 2.0 lanes)
•
One PCI Express® x8 slot (with four PCI Express® lanes)
•
One PCI (32-bit / 3.3 V) slot
To install an expansion card:
1
Perform the pre-installation instructions described on page 41.
2
If necessary, remove any cables that prevent access to the
processor sockets.
3
Locate an empty expansion slot that is compatible with the
specification of the card you intend to install.
4
Install the expansion card.
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(1) Remove the screw securing the slot cover of the selected
expansion slot. Set aside the screw as it will be used to secure
the expansion card later on.
(2) Pull out the slot cover and store it for reassembly later.
Caution: Do not discard the slot cover. If the expansion card is
removed in the future, the slot cover must be reinstalled to
maintain proper system cooling.
Remove the expansion card from its protective packaging,
handling it by the edges.
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(3) Insert the card into the selected slot.
Make sure that the card is properly seated.
Replace the screw to secure the card in place.
(4) Connect the necessary cables to the expansion card as
required.
5
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 42.
When you turn on the system, the BIOS setup automatically
detects and assigns resources to the new device (applicable only to
Plug-and-Play expansion cards).
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Installing the TPM module
The optional TPM module allows system administrators to enhance the
security of Altos G540 M2 system.
To install the TPM module:
1
Perform the pre-installation instructions described on page 30.
2
Locate the TPM module connector. If necessary, remove any boards
or cables that prevent access to it.
3
Remove the TPM module from its protective packaging, handling
it by the edges.
4
Install the TPM module.
(1) Insert the TPM module into the TPM module connector.
5
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 42.
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Installing the System Fan module
The optional System Fan module enhances the stability of Altos G540
M2 system by cooling it in a humid area.
To install the System Fan module:
1
Perform the pre-installation instructions described on page 30.
2
Remove the new System Fan module from its protective
packaging.
3
Install the new System Fan module by sliding it into an empty slot
as shown.
4
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 42.
Removing a defective System Fan module:
1
Perform the pre-installation instructions described on page 30.
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2
Grip the top and bottom tabs on the module and slowly pull out
the defective System Fan module.
3
Remove the new System Fan module from its protective
packaging.
4
Install the new System Fan module by sliding it into an empty slot
as shown.
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Installing a redundant power supply module
The Altos G540 M2 supports two 610-watts hot-swap power supply
modules. The system ships out with only one power supply module
installed. You have the option to install a second module to provide
the system with a redundant power source. A redundant power
configuration enables a fully-configured system to continue running
even if one of the power supply module fails.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury or
damage to the equipment, the installation of power
supply modules should be referred to individuals who are
qualified to service server systems and are trained to deal
with equipment capable of generating hazardous energy
levels.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury from
hot surfaces, observe the thermal labels on each power
supply modules. You can also consider wearing protective
gloves.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury from
electric shock hazards, do not open the power supply
module. There are no serviceable parts inside the
module.
Caution! Electrostatic discharge can damage electronic
components. Make sure that you are properly grounded
before handling a power supply module.
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To install a hot-swap power supply module:
1
Detach the cover from the chassis.
Keep the cover for future reassembly.
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2
Slide the module into the empty bay until you feel resistance, and
it locks into place.
3
Verify that the power status indicators on the main power supply
and on the newly installed redundant power supply are
illuminated green.
4 System BIOS
This chapter gives information about the
system BIOS and discusses how to configure
the system by changing the settings of the
BIOS parameters.
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BIOS overview
BIOS setup is a hardware configuration program built into the system's
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS). Since most systems are already
properly configured and optimized, there is no need to run this utility.
You will need to run this utility under the following conditions.
•
When changing the system configuration settings
•
When redefining the communication ports to prevent any conflicts
•
When modifying the power management configuration
•
When changing the password or making other changes to the
security setup
•
When a configuration error is detected by the system and you are
prompted ("Run Setup" message) to make changes to the BIOS
setup
Note: If you repeatedly receive Run Setup messages, the battery
may be bad. In this case, the system cannot retain configuration
values in CMOS. Ask a qualified technician for assistance.
BIOS setup loads the configuration values in a battery-backed
nonvolatile memory called CMOS RAM. This memory area is not part
of the system RAM which allows configuration data to be retained
when power is turned off.
Before you run the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility, make sure that you have
saved all open files. The system reboots immediately after you close
the Setup.
Note: PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility will be simply referred to as
“Setup” or “Setup utility” in this guide.
The screenshots used in this guide display default system values.
These values may not be the same those found in your system.
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Entering BIOS setup
1
Turn on the server and the monitor.
If the server is already turned on, close all open applications, then
restart the server.
2
During POST, press F2.
If you fail to press F2 before POST is completed, you will need to
restart the server.
The Setup Main menu will be displayed showing the Setup’s menu
bar. Use the left and right arrow keys to move between selections
on the menu bar.
BIOS setup primary menus
The tabs on the Setup menu bar correspond to the seven primary BIOS
Setup menus, namely:
•
Main
•
Advanced
•
Power
•
Security
•
Server
•
Boot
•
Exit
In the descriptive table following each of the menu screenshots,
settings in boldface are the default and suggested settings.
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BIOS setup navigation keys
Use the following keys to move around the Setup utility.
•
Left and Right arrow keys – Move between selections on the
menu bar.
•
Up and Down arrow keys – Move the cursor to the field you
want.
•
PgUp and PgDn keys – Move the cursor to the previous and next
page of a multiple page menu.
•
Home – Move the cursor to the first page of a multiple page
menu.
•
End – Move the cursor to the last page of a multiple page menu.
•
+ and - keys – Select a value for the currently selected field (only if
it is user-configurable). Press these keys repeatedly to display each
possible entry, or the Enter key to choose from a pop-up menu.
Note: Grayed-out fields are not user-configurable.
•
Enter key – Display a submenu screen.
Note: Availability of submenu screen is indicated by a (>).
•
Esc – If you press this key:
•
On one of the primary menu screens, the Exit menu displays.
•
On a submenu screen, the previous screen displays.
•
When you are making selections from a pop-up menu, closes
the pop-up without making a selection.
•
F1 – Display the BIOS setup General Help panel.
•
F9 – Press to load default system values.
•
F10 – Save changes made the Setup and close the utility.
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Main menu
Parameter
Description
System Time
Sets the system time following the hour-minute-second
format.
System Date
Sets the date following the weekday-month-day-year
format.
BIOS Version
Version number of the BIOS setup utility
BIOS Date
Date when the BIOS setup utility was created
CPU Type
Technical specifications for the installed processor
CPU Speed
CPU Count
Extended
Memory
Total size of extended memory detected during POST
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Advanced menu
The Advanced menu display submenu options for configuring the
function of various hardware components. Select a submenu item,
then press Enter to access the related submenu screen.
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Parameter
Description
Option
Processor 1
Information
Displays the processor 1
information.
Processor 2
Information
Displays the processor 2
information.
CPU Speed
The processor speed is the speed at which a
microprocessor executes instructions. Clock speeds
are expressed in megahertz (MHz), with 1 MHz
being equal to 1 million cycles per second. The
faster the clock, the more instructions the CPU can
execute per second.
Processor CPUID
Processor ID number
Processor L2 Cache
Processor second-level cache size detected during
POST
Processor L3 Cache
Processor third-level cache size detected during
POST
QPI Frequency
Displays the QPI Frequency
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Parameter
Description
Option
Multiprocessor
Specifications
Sets the multiprocessor
specifications.
1.1
1.4
Intel Virtualization
Technology
Select whether to enable the Intel
Virtualization Technology function.
VT allows a single platform to run
multiple operating systems in
independent partitions.
Enabled
Execute Disable Bit
Enables/Disables Execute Disable Bit
Enabled
Disabled
Hardware Prefetcher
Features that reduces the latency
associated with memory reads.
Enabled
Adjacent Cache Line
Prefetch
Features that reduces cache latency
by making the next cache line
immediately available if the
processor requires it as well.
Enabled
CPU Thermal Trip
A signal that tell the system what
course of action to take as set in
BMC Action of CPU Thermal Trip
in response to overheating.
Enabled
Disabled
BMC Action for CPU
Thermal Trip
Set what course of action to take in
the event of a CPU Thermal Trip.
No Action
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Power Off
Power Cycle
Processor Retest
Select whether to delete the
historical processor data log.
Processor(s) will be retested on the
next boot-up.
Enabled
Disabled
Processor Power
Management
Manages the processor power. Press “Enter” to see
the options available. See “Processor Power
Management” on page 108 for more information.
NUMA Aware
Enables or Disables the NonUniform Memory Architecture.
Enabled
Disabled
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Parameter
Description
Option
ACPI SRAT Report
Enables or Disables the Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) Static Resource Affinity Table
(SRAT)
Enabled
Disabled
Active Processor
Cores
Sets the number of active processor
cores
Max. Cores
One Cores
Two Cores
Hyperthreading
Technology
Select whether to enable the Intel
Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology
function. HT enables the host
operating system to view a single
physical processor to appear as two
logical processors. This can boost
performance in OS and applications
that are HT-compliant.
Enabled
A20M Support
Enables or Disables the A20M
support.
Enabled
Disabled
Machine Checking
Enables or Disables machine
checking.
Enabled
Disabled
Fast String
operations
Enables or Disables fast string
operations.
Enabled
Set Max Ext CPUID =
3
Enables or Disables set max ext
CPUID = 3.
Enabled
Disabled
Echo TPR
Enables or Disables echo TPR.
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Discrete MTRR
Allocation
Enables or Disables Discrete MTRR
allocation.
Enabled
Thermal
Management
Enables or Disables thermal
management.
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
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Processor Power Management
Parameter
Description
Option
EIST (GV3) & C State
Enables or Disables the EIST (GV3) & C
State.
Enabled
Disabled
EIST (GV3)
Enables or Disables the EIST (GV3).
Enabled
Disabled
EIST PSD Function
Sets the EIST PSD Function.
SW_ALL
SW_ANY
HW_ALL
Turbo Mode
Enables or Disables the Turbo Mode.
Enabled
Disabled
T-State
Enables or Disables the T-State.
Enabled
Disabled
CPU C State
Enables or Disables the CPU C State.
Enabled
Disabled
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Parameter
Description
Option
CPU C1E
Enables or Disables the CPU C1E.
Enabled
Disabled
OS ACPI C3 Report
Sets the OS ACPI C3 report.
Disable
C2
C3
CPU C6 Report
Enables or Disables the CPU C6 report.
Enabled
Disabled
CPU C7 Report
Enables or Disables the CPU C7 report.
Enabled
Disabled
Package C State
Limit
Sets the Package C State Limit.
C0
C1
C3
C6
C7
No Limit
ACPI MWAIT
Extensions
Enables or Disables the ACPI MWAIT
extensions.
Enabled
Disabled
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Advanced Memory Configuration
Parameter
Description
Option
System Memory
Total size of system memory detected during POST
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Parameter
Description
Option
Extended
Memory
Total size of extended memory detected during POST
DIMM Group
A1-A2 to F1 to
F2 Status
The size of memory installed on each of the DDR3
Registered/Unbufferred DIMM slots.
Memory Retest
Select whether to delete the
historical memory data log. System
memory will be retested on the next
boot-up.
Yes
Memory Control
Settings
Sets the memory control settings.
Auto
Memory RAS
Mode
Sets the memory RAS mode.
No
Manual
Independent
Mirror
Lock
Spare
Memory
Frequency
Sets the memory frequency.
Auto
DDR3-800
DDR3-1067
DDR3-1333
Channel
Interleave
Setting
Sets the channel interleave setting.
1-way
2-way
3-way
4-way
6-way
Rank Interleave
Setting
Sets the rank interleave setting
1-way
2-way
4-way
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Advanced Chipset Control
Parameter
Description
Option
Intel VT for
Directed I/O (VTd)
Press “Enter” to see the options available. See“Intel VT
for Directed I/O (VT-d)” on page 114 for more
information.
Course Grain
Clocking Gating
Enable or Disables the Course Grain
Clocking Gating.
Enabled
Disabled
Intel (R) I/OAT
Enables or Disables the Intel I/OAT.
Enabled
Disabled
IOH IOxAPIC
Enables or Disables the IOH IOxAPIC.
Enabled
Disabled
4GB PCI Hole
Granularity
Sets the 4GB PCI Hole Granularity.
512 MB
1.0 GB
2.0 GB
QPI Control
Setting
Enables or Disables the QPI Control
Setting.
Enabled
Disabled
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Parameter
Description
Option
QPI Link Fast
Mode
Enables or Disables the QPI Link Fast
Mode.
Enabled
Disabled
QPI Frequency
Selection
Sets the QPI Frequency Selection.
Auto
QPI IsochSupport
Enables or Disables the QPI IsochSupport.
Enabled
QPI DCA Support
Enables or Disables the QPI DCA
Support.
Enabled
QPI Scramble
Selection
Enables or Disables the QPI Scramble
Selection.
Enabled
Disabled
QPI Error Report
Enables or Disables the QPI Error
Report.
Enabled
Memory ECC
Error Log
4.800GT
5.866GT
Sets the Memory ECC Error Log.
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disable
Correctable
Error
Uncorrectable
Error
Both
ECC Threshold
Sets the ECC Threshold.
[
0]
UnCorrectable
Pass to OS
Enables or Disables the UnCorrectable
Pass to OS.
Enabled
Enable
Multimedia
Timer
Enables or Disables the Enable
Multimedia Timer.
Yes
No
Disabled
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Parameter
Description
Option
Intel VT for
Directed I/O (VTd)
Enables or Disables the Intel VT for
Directed I/O (VT-d).
Enabled
Disabled
Interrupt
Remapping
Enables or Disables the Interrupt
Remapping.
Enabled
Disabled
Coherency
Support
Enables or Disables the Coherency
Support.
Enabled
Disabled
ATS
Enables or Disables the ATS.
Enabled
Disabled
PassThrough
DMA
Enables or Disables the PassThrough
DMA.
Enabled
Disabled
VT-d for Port 1
Enables or Disables the VT-d for Port
1.
Enabled
Disabled
VT-d for Port 2
Enables or Disables the VT-d for Port
2.
Enabled
Enables or Disables the VT-d for Port
3.
Enabled
VT-d for Port 4
Enables or Disables the VT-d for Port
4.
Enabled
Disabled
VT-d for Port 5
Enables or Disables the VT-d for Port
5.
Enabled
Enables or Disables the VT-d for Port
6.
Enabled
VT-d for Port7
Enables or Disables the VT-d for Port
7.
Enabled
Disabled
VT-d for Port 8
Enables or Disables the VT-d for Port
8.
Enabled
Enables or Disables the VT-d for Port
9.
Enabled
VT-d for Port 3
VT-d for Port 6
VT-d for Port 9
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
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Parameter
Description
Option
VT-d for Port 10
Enables or Disables the VT-d for Port
10.
Enabled
Disabled
PCI Configuration
Parameter
Description
Option
PCI Slot 1 - 5
Option ROM
When enabled, this setting will initialize
the device expansion ROM for the related
PCI slot.
Enabled
Disabled
Onboard VGA
Controller
Enables or Disables the Onboard VGA
Controller.
Enabled
Onboard LAN
iSCSI Boot
ROM
Enables or Disables the Onboard LAN iSCSI
Boot ROM.
Enabled
Disabled
Onboard LAN1
Controller
Enables or Disables the Onboard LAN1
Controller.
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
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Parameter
Description
Option
LAN1 Option
ROM
Enables or Disables the LAN1 Option ROM.
Enabled
Disabled
Onboard LAN2
Controller
Enables or Disables the Onboard LAN2
Controller.
Enabled
LAN2 Option
ROM
Enables or Disables the LAN2 Option ROM.
Enabled
Disabled
Legacy USB
Support
Enables or Disables the Legacy USB
Support.
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
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SATA Configuration
Parameter
Description
Option
Serial ATA
Enables or Disables the Serial ATA.
Enabled
Disabled
Native Mode
Operation
Sets the Native Mode Operation.
Auto
Serial ATA
SATA Controller
Mode Operation
Sets the SATA Controller Mode
Operation.
Compatible
SATA RAID
Enable
Enables or Disables the SATA RAID
Enable.
Enabled
SATA AHCI
Enable
Enables or Disables the SATA AHCI
Enable.
Enabled
Disabled
SATA Port 0-5
Enhanced
Disabled
None
Drive Info
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I/O Device Configuration
Parameter
Description
Option
Serial Port A
Enables or Disables the Serial Port A.
Enabled
Disabled
Base I/O address
Base I/O address and IRQ setting for the
selected serial port
3F8/IRQ4
2F8/IRQ3
3E8/IRQ4
2E8/IRQ3
Serial Port B
Enables or Disables the Serial Port B.
Enabled
Disabled
Base I/O address
Base I/O address and IRQ setting for the
selected serial port
3F8/IRQ4
2F8/IRQ3
3E8/IRQ4
2E8/IRQ3
PS/2 Mouse
Enable this parameter if you intend to
use a mouse or trackball with a PS/2
interface.
Enabled
Disabled
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Boot Configuration
Parameter
Description
Option
Boot-time
Diagnostic
Screen
Choose whether to display the boottime diagnostic screen during POST.
Enabled
POST Error
Pause
Select whether to pause POST when
a
boot-up error is detected.
All Errors
No Errors
Select the NumLock behavior during
boot-up.
On
NumLock
Disabled
All, but Keyboard
Off
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Thermal and Acoustic Configuration
Parameter
Description
Option
Open-loop
Thermal Throttle
Enables or Disables open-loop
thermal throttle control function
when the projected memory
temperature exceeds a predefined
limit.
Enabled
Disabled
Temperature
Chassis inlet
Temperature detected at the chassis
inlet.
35
Temperature Rise
Sets the temperature rise parameter
of a memory module to improve
memory power management.
10
Air Speed to the
DIMMs
Sets the speed of air flow to the
memory modules.
1500
System
Altitude
Sets the altitude of the location
where the system is used.
0
Pitch between
DIMMs
Sets the distance of physical space
between each memory module.
400
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Parameter
Description
Option
Close-loop
Thermal Throttle
Enables or disables close-loop thermal
throttle control function when the
projected memory temperature
exceeds a predefined limit.
Enabled
Disabled
Temperature
Hysteresis
Sets the temperature hysteresis.
1
Temperature
Guardband
Sets the temperature guardband.
3
Temperature
Chassis inlet
Temperature detected at the chassis
inlet.
35
Temperature Rise
Sets the temperature rise parameter
of a memory module to improve
memory power management.
10
Air Speed to the
DIMMs
Sets the speed of air flow to the
memory modules.
1500
System
Altitude
Sets the altitude of the location
where the system is used.
0
Pitch between
DIMMs
Sets the distance of physical space
between each memory module.
400
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Power
Parameter
Description
Option
Power On by RTC
Alarm
Enables or disables real time clock
(RTC) to generate a wake event.
Off
RTC Alarm
control select
Sets the RTC alarm control.
Auto
Manual
Time (hh:mm:ss)
Sets the time of the day.
0-23:0-59:0-59
Power On by PCI
& PCIE Devices
Enables or disables a PCI or PCIE
devices to generate a wake event.
Enabled
Power On by
Modem Ring
Enables or disables the modem ring
to wake the system from a power
saving mode.
Enabled
Wake Up by PS/2
KB/Mouse
Enables or disables BIOS to wake up
the system using a PS/2 keyboard or
mouse.
Enabled
Disabled
On
Disabled
Disabled
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Parameter
Description
Option
Wake Up by USB
KB/Mouse
Enables or disables BIOS to wake up
the system using a USB keyboard or
mouse.
Enabled
Disabled
After Power
Failure
Defines the power state to resume to
after a system shutdown that is due
to an interruption in AC power.
When set to Last State, the system
will return to the active power state
prior to shutdown.
Stay Off
Last State
When set to Stay Off, the system
remains off after power shutdown.
When set to Power On, the system
will be turned on from a power
failure.
Power On
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Security menu
The Security menu allows you to safeguard and protect the system
from unauthorized use by setting up access passwords.
There are three types of passwords that you can set:
•
Supervisor password
Entering this password will allow the user to access and change all
settings in the Setup Utility.
•
User password
Entering this password will restrict a user’s access to the Setup
menus. To enable or disable this field, a supervisor password must
first be set. A user can only access and modify the System Time,
System Date, and Set User Password fields.
•
Power-on password
When the Password on Boot field is enabled, a password will be
required to boot up the server. To enable or disable this field, a
supervisor password must first be set.
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Parameter
Description
Option
Supervisor
Password Is
This parameter indicates whether a
supervisor password has been assigned.
Clear
Enabled
User Password Is
This parameter indicates whether a user
password has been assigned.
Clear
Enabled
Set Supervisor
Password
Press Enter to configure the supervisor password.
Set User
Password
Press Enter to configure the user password.
Password On
Boot
Select Enabled to activate security check
during POST.
Disabled
Enabled
Security Mode
for PWR/RST
Button
Enables or Disables the Security Mode for
PWR/RST Button.
Disabled
Clear Case Open
Status
Press Enter then select whether to enable
or disable the clear case open status at
next boot function.
Enabled
Setting a system password
1
Use the up/down keys to select a password parameter (Set
Supervisor Password or Set User Password), then press Enter.
A password box will appear.
2
Type a password then press Enter.
The password may consist of up to six alphanumeric characters
(A-Z, a-z, 0-9).
3
Retype the password to verify the first entry then press Enter
again.
4
Press F10.
5
Select Yes to save the new password and close the Setup Utility.
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Changing a system password
1
Use the up/down keys to select a password parameter (Set
Supervisor Password or Set User Password), then press Enter.
2
Type the original password then press Enter.
3
Type a new password then press Enter.
4
Retype the password to verify the first entry then press Enter
again.
5
Press F10.
6
Select Yes to save the modified password and close the Setup
Utility.
Removing a system password
1
Use the up/down keys to select a password parameter (Set
Supervisor Password or Set User Password), then press Enter.
2
Enter the current password then press Enter.
3
Press Enter twice without entering anything in the new and
confirm password fields.
After doing this, the system automatically sets the related
password parameter to Clear.
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Server menu
Parameter
Description
System Management
Displays basic system ID information, as well as
BIOS and BMC firmware versions.
Press Enter to access the related submenu.
Console Redirection
Displays console redirection-related settings.
Press Enter to access the related submenu.
Event Log Configuration
Displays DMI event log-related settings.
Press Enter to access the related submenu.
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System Management
The System Management submenu is a simple display page for basic
system ID information, as well as BIOS and BMC firmware versions.
Items on this window are non-configurable.
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Console Redirection
Parameter
Description
Option
Console
Redirection
Select whether to enable console
redirection.
Onboard COM A
Onboard COM B
Console redirection enables users to
manage the system from a remote
location.
Disabled
Assign control for the console redirection
flow.
None
Flow
Control
XON/OFF
CTS/RTS
Baud Rate
Select the baud rate for console
redirection.
300
1200
2400
9600
19.2K
38.4K
57.6K
115.2K
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Parameter
Description
Option
Terminal
Type
Select a terminal type to be used for
console redirection.
VT100,
VT100 8bit
PC-ANSI 7bit
VT100+
VT-UTF8
Continue
CR After
POST
Select whether to enable console
redirection after POST.
On
Off
Event Log Configuration
Parameter
Description
Option
Assert NMI on
SERR
Enables or disables the PCI bus system
error (SERR) support.
Enabled
Disabled
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Parameter
Description
Option
Assert NMI on
PERR
Enables or disables the PCI bus PERR
(parity error) support.
Note: This parameter is disabled when
assert non-maskable interrupt (NMI) on
SERR is set to disabled.
Enabled
Disabled
Clear All Event
Logs
Press Enter then select whether to clear all entries in the
system event log.
Log POST
System Event
Select whether to enable the BIOS event
log to be integrated in the system event
log.
Enabled
Disabled
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Boot menu
The Boot menu allows you to set the drive priority during system
boot-up. BIOS setup will display an error message if the drive(s)
specified is not bootable.
By default, the server searches for boot devices in the following order:
1
Optical disc drive
2
Hard drive
3
LAN device with Boot ROM
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Exit menu
The Exit menu displays the various options to quit from the BIOS setup.
Highlight any of the exit options then press Enter.
Parameter
Description
Exit Saving
Changes
Saves changes made and close the BIOS setup.
Exit Discarding
Changes
Discards changes made and close the BIOS setup.
Load Setup
Defaults
Loads the default settings for all BIOS setup parameters.
Setup Defaults are quite demanding in terms of
resources consumption. If you are using low-speed
memory chips or other kinds of low-performance
components and you choose to load these settings, the
system might not function properly.
Discard
Changes
Discards all changes made in the BIOS setup.
Save Changes
Saves changes made in the BIOS setup.
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troubleshooting
This chapter provides possible solutions for specific
problems. If you cannot correct the problem,
contact your local Acer representative or
authorized dealer for assistance.
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Resetting the system
Before going through in-depth troubleshooting, attempt first to reset
the system using one of the methods below.
Perform
Purpose
To do this
Soft boot
reset
To clear the system memory and reload
the operating system.
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del
Cold boot
reset
To clear the system memory, restart
POST, and reload the operating system.
This will halt power to all peripherals.
Press the system
power button off
and then on.
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Initial system startup problems
Problems that occur at initial system startup are usually caused by an
incorrect installation or configuration. Hardware failure is a less
possible cause. If the problem you are experiencing is with a specific
application, see the “There is problem with the software program” section
on page 144.
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Initial troubleshooting checklist
Use the checklist below to eliminate the possible cause for the problem
you’re encountering.
•
AC power is available at the wall outlet?
•
Is the power supply module properly installed?
•
Is the system power cord properly plugged into the power supply
module socket? and connected to a NEMA 5-15R outlet for
100-120 V or a NEMA 6-15R outlet for 200-240 V?
•
Are all peripheral cables correctly connected and secured?
•
Did you press the system power button to turn the server on
(power on indicator should be lit green)?
•
Are all device drivers properly installed?
•
Is hard disk drive(s) properly formatted and configured?
•
Are the BIOS configuration settings in the BIOS setup utility
correct?
•
Is the operating system properly loaded?
Refer to the operating system documentation.
•
Are all hardware components compliant with the tested
components lists?
•
Are all internal cables correctly connected and secured?
•
Are the processors fully seated in their mainboard sockets?
•
Are all standoffs in the proper location and not touching any
components, causing a potential short?
•
Are all add-in expansion cards fully seated in their mainboard
slots?
•
Are all system jumpers correctly set?
•
Are all switch settings on add-in boards and peripheral devices
correct?
To check these settings, refer to the manufacturer’s
documentation that comes with them. If applicable, ensure that
there are no conflicts (e.g., two add-in boards sharing the same
interrupt.
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Hardware diagnostic testing
This section provides a detailed approach to identifying a hardware
problem and its cause.
Checking the boot-up status
Caution: Before disconnecting any peripheral cables from the
server, turn off the system and any peripheral devices. Failure to
do so can cause permanent damage to the system and/or the
peripheral device.
1
Turn off the system and all external peripheral devices.
2
Disconnect all peripheral devices from the system, except for the
keyboard and the display monitor.
3
Make sure the system power cord is plugged into a properly
grounded AC outlet and in the power supply module cord socket.
4
Make sure the display monitor and keyboard are correctly
connected to the system.
5
Turn on the display monitor.
6
Set the display brightness and contrast controls to at least two
thirds of their maximum range.
Refer the documentation that came with your display monitor.
7
If the operating system normally loads from the hard drive, make
sure there is no diskette in floppy drive and no disc in the
DVD-ROM drive.
8
If the power indicator is lit, attempt to boot from a floppy diskette
or from a disc.
9
Turn on the system.
If the power indicator did not light up, see “Power indicator does
not light” on page 142.
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Verifying the condition of the storage devices
As POST determines the system configuration, it tests for the presence
of each mass storage device installed in the system. As each device is
checked, its activity indicator should turn on green briefly. Check the
activity indicators for the hard drive(s), DVD-ROM drive, floppy drive,
and any other 5.25-inch device you may have installed.
If any of these indicators fail to light up, refer to related problems
listed in the “Specific problems and corrective actions” section.
Confirming loading of the operating system
Once the system boots up, the operating system prompt appears on
the screen. The prompt varies according to the operating system. If the
operating system prompt does not appear, see "No characters appear
the display monitor" on page 145.
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Specific problems and corrective
actions
Listed below are specific problems that may arise during the use of
your server and their possible solutions.
Power indicator does not light.
Do the following:
•
Make sure the power supply module is properly installed.
•
Make sure the power cord is connected correctly.
•
Make sure that the wall outlet has power. Test it by plugging
another device.
•
Make sure the power indicator on the front panel is lit up green.
•
Remove all add-in cares and see if the system boots.
If reboot is successful, install the cards back in one at a time with a
reboot between each addition to determine if one of them is
causing the problem.
•
Make sure that you have properly installed system compliant
memory modules, and that there populated according to the
system guidelines.
•
Make sure that you have installed system compliant processors,
and that there populated according to the system guidelines.
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HDD activity indicator does not light.
Do the following:
•
Make sure the data and power cables are connected correctly.
•
Check that relevant switches and jumpers on the hard drive and on
the backplane board (for hot-plugs HDD) are set correctly.
DVD drive activity indicator does not light.
Do the following:
•
Make sure the IDE and power cables are properly connected.
•
Check that relevant switches and jumpers on the drive are set
correctly.
•
Check that the drive is properly configured.
DVD tray cannot be ejected.
Insert the tip of a paperclip into the small hole on the DVD drive.
Slowly pull the tray out from the drive until the tray is fully extended.
DVD drive cannot read a disc.
Do the following:
•
Make sure you are using the correct type of disc.
•
Make sure the disc is properly seated in the drive.
•
Make sure the disc is unscratch and free of any contaminant.
•
Make sure the drive’s IDE and power cables are properly
connected.
Newly installed memory modules are not detected.
Do the following:
•
Make sure the memory modules specifications comply with the
system requirements.
•
Make sure the memory modules have been populated according
to the system guidelines.
•
Make sure the memory modules are properly installed on their
mainboard slots.
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Network connection indicators do not light.
Do the following:
•
Check the cabling and network equipment to make sure that there
are in proper condition.
•
Reinstall the network drivers.
•
Try another port or hub on the switch.
Network activity indicators do not light.
Do the following:
•
Make sure the correct network drivers are loaded on the system.
•
Network might be idle.
Peripheral device connected to a USB port does not work.
Do the following:
•
Reduce the number of external devices connected to a USB hub.
•
Refer to the documentation that came with the device.
There is problem with the software program.
Do the following:
•
Verify that the software is properly configured for the system.
Refer to the software installation and operation documentation
for instructions on setting up and using the software.
•
Try a different version of the software to see if the problem is with
the copy you are using. If the other version runs correctly on the
system, contact your vendor about the defective software.
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No characters appear on the display monitor.
Check the following:
•
Is the keyboard functioning? Test it by turning the Num Lock
function on and off to check if the Num Lock indicator lights up.
•
Is the display monitor plugged in and turned on? If you are using a
switch box, is it switched to the correct system?
•
Are the brightness and contrast controls on the video monitor
properly adjusted?
•
Is the display monitor signal cable properly connected?
•
Does this display monitor work correctly if plugged into a
different system?
•
Remove all add-in cares and see if the system boots.
If reboot is successful, install the cards back in one at a time with a
reboot between each addition to determine if one of them is
causing the problem.
•
Make sure that you have properly installed system compliant
memory modules, and that there populated according to the
system guidelines.
•
Make sure that you have installed system compliant processors,
and that there populated according to the system guidelines.
If you are using an add-in video controller card, do the following:
1
Verify that the display monitor works using the onboard video
controller.
2
Verify that the add-in video controller card is fully seated in its slot.
3
Reboot the system for the changes to take effect.
4
If there are still no characters on the screen after you reboot the
system, reboot it again.
Take note of the beep codes emitted during POST. This
information may be required if you seek technical assistance.
If POST does not emit any beep code and characters still does not
appear, the display monitor or the video controller may be
defective. Contact your local Acer representative or authorized
dealer for technical assistance.
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Appendix A: Server
management tools
This appendix gives an overview of the
different server management tools
supported by your server.
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Server management overview
The server management tools supported by the Altos G540 M2 system
is listed in the table below.
Tool
Function
PhoenixBIOS Setup
Utility
Use this tool to configure the different hardware
components and system functions (memory,
processor, and security settings). Go to the BIOS
setup chapter on page 97 for details.
ASM (Acer Server
Management)
This utility allows a system administrator to
remotely manage the server in a network
environment through a single management
station. For detailed instructions on how to
install and use this utility, refer to the user
documentation accompanying it.
Onboard SATA RAID
Configuration Utility
Use any of these utilities to configure RAID for
the system hard drives. The two LSI utilities are
only available when their corresponding SAS
controller board option is installed in the server.
Proceed to the next section for instructions on
how to use these utilities.
LSI MegaRAID SAS RAID
Configuration Utility
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RAID configuration utilities
RAID option for the Altos G540 M2 system is provided through either
the onboard SATA controller or through a controller board option (LSI
MegaRAID SAS RAID controller).
Caution: Creating a RAID volume erases all data previously saved
in the hard drives. Make sure that you back up important files
before starting a RAID configuration process.
Onboard SATA RAID Configuration Utility
This section explains how to create a RAID 1 volume using the onboard
SATA controller.
To enable the onboard SATA RAID controller:
1
Turn on the server and the monitor.
If the server is already turned on, close all open applications, then
restart the server.
2
During POST, press F2 to access the BIOS Setup Utility.
3
Select the Advanced | SATA Configuration submenu.
4
Change the setting of the SATA RAID Enable field from Disabled to
Enabled.
5
Press F10.
6
Select Yes to save the new SATA RAID settings and close the Setup
Utility.
Entering the onboard SATA RAID Configuration Utility
During POST, press Ctrl-M in the LSI MegaRAID Software RAID
information screen.
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Loading the onboard LSI SATA RAID default setting
1
In the onboard LSI RAID Configuration Utility, select Objects from
the Management menu.
2
Select Adapter from the Objects list.
The available adapter options will be displayed.
3
Press Enter in the adapter list.
The adapter settings will be displayed.
4
Select Factory Default, then YES to load the default settings.
5
Close the configuration utility.
6
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot the system.
Creating the RAID 1 volume
1
In the onboard LSI RAID Configuration Utility, select
Configuration from the Management menu.
2
Select New Configuration from the Configuration menu, then
select YES to continue.
An array selection window displays the devices connected to the
current controller.
3
Press the arrow keys to choose the specific physical drives, then
press the space bar to associate the selected drive with the current
array.
The indicator for the selected drive change from READY to
ONLINE.
4
Add two more drives to the current array, then press Enter.
5
Press Enter again to select another array to configure.
6
Press the space bar to select the array, then press F10 to configure
the logical drive.
7
Accept the default RAID level (RAID1), then press Enter to return
to the array selection window.
8
Press Enter to end the array configuration.
9
Select YES to save the configuration, then press any key to return
to the Configuration menu.
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Initializing the RAID volume
1
Press Esc to return to the Management menu.
2
Select Initialize from the Management menu.
All logical drives should be listed under Logical Drives.
3
Press the space bar to select the drives for initialization.
The selected drive will be shown in yellow.
4
Press F10, then select YES to start the initialization process.
5
Once initialization is complete, press any key to continue.
6
Press Esc to return to the Management menu.
7
Press Esc, then select YES to close the configuration utility.
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot the system, then proceed to the OS
installation.
Assigning a Hot Spare Disk
1
Select Objects from Management menu.
2
Select Physical Drive from Objects. All of the HDDs will be listed.
3
Select a drive marked as READY and press Enter.
4
Select Make Hot Spare and press Enter.
5
Select Yes then you will see the HDD is changed from READY to
HOTSP.
6
Press ESC to return to the Management Menu.
Save and Exit LSI RAID Configuration Utility
1
When RAID configuration, initialization and assigning hot spare is
completed, press ESC in the Management Menu and select YES to
exit the RAID Configuration Utility.
2
Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to reboot the server.
3
Now you can start to install OS.
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LSI MegaRAID SAS 8708EM2 RAID Configuration
Utility
This section briefly shows how to create RAID with LSI MegaRAID SAS
8708EM2.
To initialize the LSI MegaRAID SAS RAID Configuration
Utility:
1
Turn on the server and the monitor.
If the server is already turned on, close all open applications, then
restart the server.
2
During POST, press Ctrl-H on the RAID BIOS prompt.
After POST completion, the Adapter Selection window will appear.
3
Click Start to launch the Configuration menu.
To load the factory default RAID setting:
1
On the Configuration menu, select Adapter Properties to display
the current adapter settings.
2
Click Next to change the adapter setting.
3
Change the setting of Set Factory Defaults from No to Yes, then
click Submit.
4
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot the server.
To create and initialize a RAID volume:
1
Access the Configuration menu.
2
Click Configuration Wizard.
3
Click Add Configuration, then click Next.
4
Click Custom Configuration, then click Next.
5
Use the Ctrl key to select the drives that you want to add into the
array.
6
After selecting the drives, click Accept DG, then Next.
7
Select the RAID Level you want to use.
8
Create the logical volume and specify its size on the Select Size
field, then click Accept.
9
After creating a logical volume on all of the RAID volume, click
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Accept, then Yes to save the configuration.
10 Click Yes to initialize the new logical drives.
All the created logical drives will be listed.
11 Click on Home to revert to the Configuration menu.
12 Select Exit, then Yes.
13 Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot the system.
Proceed to the installation of the operating system. Refer to the
user documentation that came with your OS for related
instructions.
To assign a hot spare disk:
1
Access the Configuration menu.
2
Under Physical Drives, select a free disk marked as UNCONF
GOOD.
3
Select Make Global Dedicated HSP or Make Dedicated HSP,
then click Go.
4
Click on Home to revert to the Configuration menu.
Under Physical Drives, the assigned hot spare disk is marked as
Hotsapare and highlighted in pink.
LSI MegaRAID SAS 8204ELP RAID Configuration
Utility
This section briefly shows how to create RAID with LSI MegaRAID SAS
8204ELP.
Starting LSI MegaRAID SAS RAID Configuration Utility
During POST, press CTRL-M in the LSI MegaRAID information screen.
Loading Factory default setting
1
Select Objects from Management menu.
2
Select Adapter from Objects. The selectable adapter will be
listed.
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3
Press Enter on the adapter and the adapter setting will be shown
on the screen. You can change the setting from this menu.
4
Select Factory Default and Yes to load the default settings.
5
Exit the configuration utility and press <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Del> to
reboot the server.
Creating a RAID volume
1
Select Configuration from Management Menu.
2
Select New Configuration from the Configuration Menu. An
array selection window displays the devices connected to the
current controller.
3
Press the arrow keys to choose specific physical drives and press
spacebar to associate the selected drive with the current array. The
indicator for selected drive change from READY to ONLINE.
4
After you adding the drives to current array, press Enter to finish
creating current array.
5
Press Enter again to select array to configure.
6
Press spacebar to select the array and press F10 to configure the
logical drive
7
Select Accept and press Enter to use the default setting for the
RAID volume.
8
Press Enter to end the array configuration.
9
Select YES to Save Configuration and press any key to return to
the Configuration Menu.
10 Press ESC to return to the Management Menu.
Initial RAID Volume
1
Select Initialize from Management Menu. All logical drives
should be listed under Logical Drives.
2
Press Spacebar to select drives for initialization. The selected drive
will be shown in yellow.
3
After selecting the drives, press F10 and select YES to start the
initialization process.
4
When initialization is complete, press ESC to continue.
5
Press ESC to return to the Management Menu.
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Assigning a Hot Spare Disk
1
Select Objects from Management Menu.
2
Select Physical Drive from Objects. All of the HDDs will be listed.
3
Select a drive marked as READY and press Enter.
4
Select Make Hot Spare and press Enter.
5
Select Yes then you will see the HDD is changed from READY to
HOTSP.
6
Press ESC to return to the Management Menu.
Save and Exit LSI RAID Configuration Utility
1
When RAID configuration, initialization and assigning hot spare is
completed, press ESC in the Management Menu and select YES
to exit the RAID Configuration Utility.
2
Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to reboot the server.
3
Now you can start to install OS.
Appendix B: Rack mount
configuration
This appendix shows you how to set up the
Altos G540 M2 server in a rack mount
configuration.
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Rack installation information
Important! Observe the electrostatic discharge (ESD) precautions
indicated on page 41 when performing the following procedures.
Do not attempt the procedures described in the following sections
unless you are a qualified technician.
The Altos G540 M2 server system can also be mounted in a rack-model
position. A rack mount kit is available for customers who want to
convert a tower-mounted system to rack-model design. To purchase a
rack mount kit, contact your local Acer representative or order directly
from http://www.acer.com/.
Rack installation precautions
Follow the rack manufacturer's safety and installation instructions for
proper rack installation.
The following additional rack safety installation measures should be
considered:
•
Anchor the equipment rack
The equipment rack must be anchored to an unmovable suitable
support to prevent the rack from falling over when one or more
systems are fully extended out of the rack assembly. You must also
consider the weight of any other devices installed in the rack
assembly. The equipment rack must be installed according to the
manufacturer's instructions.
•
Main AC power disconnect
You are responsible for installing an AC power disconnect for the
entire rack unit. This main disconnect must be readily accessible,
and it must be labeled as controlling power to the entire unit, not
just to the system(s).
•
Earth ground the rack installation
To avoid the potential for an electrical shock hazard, the rack
assembly itself must be suitably earth grounded, according to your
local regional electrical codes. This typically will require the rack to
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have its own separate earth ground. We recommend you consult
your local approved electrician.
•
Elevated operating ambient temperature
The maximum operating temperature of the system is 35°C (95°F).
Careful consideration should be given to installing the system in
an environment compatible with the 35°C (95°F) maximum
ambient temperature.
•
Reduced airflow
The amount of airflow required for the safe operation of the
equipment should not be compromised when installing the system
in a rack.
•
Mechanical loading
Exercise care when mounting the system in a rack to avoid any
accidents.
•
Circuit overloading
Appropriate consideration should be given when connecting the
supply circuit to the system to avoid any circuit overload. The
system name plate rating should be used when addressing
concerns about circuit overload.
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System rack installation
The Altos G540 M2 server system should be mounted into a rack
cabinet. A rack rail and CMA (cable management arm) kit is available
for installing system to a rack cabinet.
The figure below shows the server in a rack-mount position.
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Vertical mounting hole pattern
The four vertical rails of the system rack contain mounting holes
arranged in a manner shown in the figure below.
The system occupies 5U in the rack. Count the U positions and hole
numbers from the bottom up.
The distance from the center of two holes with closer spacing to the
center of the next pair is equivalent to 1U.
Note: The unit of measurement used in this guide is "U"
(1U = 1.75 inches or 44.45 mm). The total sum of the heights of all
components in the rack measured in "U" cannot exceed the height
of the rack. For more information, refer to the documentation that
came with the system rack.
When installing components, you must start your measurement from
the center of the two holes with closer spacing. Otherwise, the screw
holes on the component may not match those on the rack.
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Installing the system into the rack
Caution! To minimize the chances of injuries, make sure that two
or more people help in installing the server.
To install the system into a four-post rack:
1
Remove the inner rails from the mounting rails.
(1) Extend the inner rail from the mounting rail until the rail
release latch clicks.
(2) Depress the release latch (1) and slip the inner rail out (2).
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(3) Do the same thing to the other mounting rail.
Caution! To avoid personal injury, care should be taken when
pressing the inner rail release latches and sliding the component
into the rack.
2
Attach the inner rails to both sides of the server.
Please use screws that came with the rack-mount kit when
attaching the inner rails to both sides of the server. If your system
already has screws attached, please remove them.
Note: Using screws other than those supplied in this rack-mount
kit to attach the rails will void the warranty, Acer cannot be held
responsible for any damage for incorrect installation.
(1) Align the screw holes of the inner rail to the server screws.
(2) Slide the rails to the left until the rails lock into place with an
audible click.
(3) Align the handle on both sides of the server.
(4) Screw in place the handle on both sides of the server.
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3
Install the mounting rails to the rack posts.
(1) Determine the vertical position in the rack. Refer to “Vertical
mounting hole pattern” on page 162 for more information.
(2) Align and insert the mounting rail into the rack posts’
mounting holes.
(3) Make certain the proper mounting holes on the rack post are
selected.
(4) Use two metal screws to secure the front and rear mounting
rail to the rack.
(5) Do the same thing to the other mounting rail.
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(6) Fully extend the mounting rails on the rack.
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4
Install the server into the rack.
Caution! To avoid personal injury, care should be taken when
pressing the inner rail release latches and sliding the component
into the rack.
(1) Carefully align the inner rails attached to the server with the
fully extended mounting rails on the rack.
(2) Press the release latch on both sides of the server.
(3) Insert the inner rails into the mounting rails, then push the
server into the rack until you hear a click sound.
(4) Secure the server to the rack using the two metal screws.
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Attach the CMA (cable management arm) to the rear of the server.
The cable arm option allows you to tie-wrap all cables to and from
the system. As you slide the system in and out of the rack, the
cable arm collapses and extends, keeping the cables untangled
and attached to the system.
(1) Insert the smaller CMA extension into the rear of the left inner
rail.
(2) Insert the larger CMA extension into the rear of the left
mounting rail.
(3) Insert the CMA extension connector into the rear of the right
mounting rail.
(4) Insert the CMA arm connector into the plastic cutout on the
CMA extension connector.
(5) Attach the cable clips into the appropriate mounting holes in
the CMA.
(6) Connect the power, peripheral and networking cables into
their appropriate ports.
See “Connecting peripherals” on page 32.
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(7) Route all cables through the cable clips.
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Appendix C: Altos eXpress
Console
This appendix familiarize you to a standard web
browser with a nice graphical user interface.
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Using Your Altos eXpress Console
The Altos eXpress Console has a user-friendly Graphics User Interface
(GUI) - a standard Internet browser. This article will make you become
familiar with the Altos eXpress Console. Each function will be
described clearly.
Altos eXpress Console provides lots of benefits to users:
System monitoring
Altos eXpress Console provides detail information through Web UI,
including system information reading, system health overview, sensors
reading, System Event Log reading. And an obvious picture with green,
amber or red color in system health overview and sensor reading will
greatly help users to understand system status.
Remote system management
Altos eXpress Console provides KVM/IP (Console Redirection). KVM can
let users fully control system in operating system stage or even in
booting stage. Users can remotely power on, off, reset system through
Altos eXpress Console in band or out-of-band. Altos eXpress Console
implements media redirection for the CD/DVD ROM drive and floppy
drive. This feature enables remote installation of the operating system
or applications.
Notification
Altos eXpress Console implements 2 kind methods, SNMP trap and Email, to inform someone or some management software when system
status changed.
Cross platform
Altos eXpress Console uses a standard HTTP protocol. Users can easily
use a standard Internet browser to remotely manage Altos servers on
different operating system. Altos eXpress Console also provides crossplatform JAVA-based KVM (Console Redirection).
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Security
Altos eXpress Console offers SSL (Secured Socket Layer) and auto
session time out. Users can add higher security to use Web UI through
HTTPS. In using KVM and media redirection, users also can encrypt the
communication.
Account management
Altos eXpress Console implements role-based management. User
accounts are separated into 3 levels, no access, operator and
administrator. Altos eXpress Console also provides LDAP Client
Support.
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Software Installation
Prerequisites on remote management PC
Before installing Java tool and UPnP tool, make sure your system have
the following configuration requirements:
•
Supported environments: Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, Windows
2000, 2003, 2008 Server.
•
JAVA Recommended Version 6 Update 12 (file size: ~ 7 MB)
Note: Because the default IP address setting of BMC is DHCP, users
need an UPnP tool to remotely discover the BMC IP address at the
first.
Note: Because "KVM Remote Console Redirection" function
needs to run in JAVA environment, users have to install JAVA
Runtime Environment Tool.
Installing the Java Tool
Follow the instructions below to install Java in a Windows operating
system.
1
Go to http://www.java.com
2
Click Download on the upper right corner of the home page.
3
Click see all Java downloads.
4
Click Windows XP/Vista/2000/2003/2008 Online.
5
Choose a folder location. (Save the file to a known location on
your computer.)
6
Click Save.
7
Click Yes to replace.
8
Verify the following:
(1) Name of the file is jre-6u12-windows-i586-p.exe or later
version.
(2) Size is approximately 7MB.
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Close all applications including the browser.
10 Double-click on the saved file icon to start the installation process.
Installing the UPnP tool
Follow the instructions below to get Intel Device Spy for UPnP
Technologies tool:
1
Download Device Spy for UPnP Technologies from the Intel
website: http://www.intel.com/.
2
Search for the following phrase: Intel® Tools for UPnP
Technologies
The download page changes from time to time, so doing a search
will give you the best results.
3
Download the compressed file and uncompress it. The file will
have a filename similar to the following:
Download, Windows installer, .NET CLR 2.0 runtime required (ZIP
3.7MB)
The ZIP file will contain an EXE file that will have a filename similar
to the following:
Intel_Tools_4UT_v1768.exe
4
Run the EXE file. The Device Spy.exe file becomes available. The
Device Spy.exe file contains the Intel Device Spy for UPnP
Technologies program.
Device Spy: Intel's Universal Control Point (UCP). This tool readily
tests "action" invocations and events. Device Spy also traces
packets sent to UPnP devices.
For more information on how to use Intel Device Spy for UPnP
Technologies see the documentation provided with it.
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Using the UPnP tool to search for an Altos server
Follow the instructions to search Altos server by using UPnP tool:
1
Download and install the Intel Device Spy for UPnP Technologies
program onto your remote client system. Refer to previous section
for more information.
2
Run the Intel Device Spy for UPnP Technologies program. The
name Acer Altos eXpress Console Device displays on the left pane,
under the UPnP Devices tree.
3
Select Acer Altos eXpress Console Device to view its properties on
the right pane.
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4
Click on the IP address located in the Presentation URL field to
connect to your Altos server.
5
System will prompt a window for the user name and password.
6
Enter the default user name and password.
•
Username: root
•
Password: superuser
Note: The default user name is root and the default password is
superuser. Both user name and password are case sensitive and
should be entered in lower case each time.
7
Click Login to log on to your Altos eXpress Console.
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Accessing the Altos eXpress Console
There are two ways to access the Altos eXpress Console. One way is to
use the UPnP tool, or the other option is to use the Internet Explorer
Web browser.
To access the Altos eXpress Console using the UPnP tool:
1
Run the Intel Device Spy for UPnP Technologies program. See
previous section.
2
Click on the server.
3
Click Presentation URL when the server is found. The system will
prompt you to enter the user name and password.
4
Enter the root user name and password when the login screen
appears, then click Login. The Altos eXpress Console page appears.
•
Username: root
•
Password: superuser
Note: The default user name is root and the default password is
superuser. Both user name and password are case sensitive and
should be entered in lower case each time.
Important: Logging into the console allows you full
administrative rights. It is advised that after logging into the
console that you change your password.
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To access the Altos eXpress Console using the Web browser:
1
Open the Internet Explorer Web browser.
2
Enter the IP address. You can use UPnP tool to get the IP address.
The system will prompt you to enter the user name and password.
3
Enter the root user name and password when the login screen
appears.
•
Username: root
•
Password: superuser
Note: The default user name is root and the default password is
superuser. Both user name and password are case sensitive and
should be entered in lower case each time.
Important: Logging into the console allows you full
administrative rights. It is advised that after logging into the
console that you change your password.
4
Click Login. The Altos eXpress Console page appears.
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Altos eXpress Console User Interface
After you have successfully logged on to the console, the Altos eXpress
Console page displays. The Altos eXpress Console user interface
provides a central location for managing Altos servers. The user
interface includes a system status alert indicator, function list, menu
bar, function title, section information, and an online help.
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System Status
System Status Indicator, located on the upper left corner of the Altos
eXpress Console page, monitors and displays health and stability of the
Altos system. The sensors on the system allows you to monitor the
Altos system’s hardware parameters, such as fan performance,
temperature sensors, voltages, and power status. The following are the
different system health statuses that may be displayed on the console.
Normal: The system is in good health and no
alerts were detected on the sensors.
Warning: At least one sensor has a warning alert.
Critical: At least one sensor has critical alert.
Priority: Critical > Warning > Normal
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System Information
The System Information menu includes options that allows you to view general
system information and the system FRU (field replaceable unit). Selecting the
System Information menu displays the System Information and FRU Readings
options on the left pane.
System Information
The System Information option displays the general server information, such as
the power status, management network IP and management controller MAC
address, BMC firmware version and build time, FRU revision and SDR revision
and allows you to manage the chassis LED indicator.
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FRU Readings
The FRU Readings option provides information about major system
components, including chassis, mainboard, and product information.
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Server Health
The Server Health menu displays data related to the server’s health, such as the
sensor reading and the event log. This menu include two options: Sensor
Readings and Event Log.
Sensor Readings
The Sensor Readings option allows you to monitor status of the
voltages of the power supply, the fan speed, and the processor and
system temperature sensors.
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Sensor Color Display
On the Sensor Readings page, the health condition of the system processor, fan,
temperature, and voltage is indicated by the color of the box displayed before
each sensor category.
•
Green - Indicates the system is in good health and no alerts were
detected on the sensors.
•
Amber - Indicates at least one sensor has a warning alert.
•
Red - Indicates at least on sensor has a critical alert.
Threshold
On the Sensor Readings page, click Show Thresholds to view the threshold
parameters of each sensor. It displays the Low Non-Critical (NC), High NonCritical (NC), High Critical Threshold (CT) threshold information, and these items
can not be modified. When each threshold matches alert level, system will send
the alert to the specified destinations. To configure the specified destination,
please go to Alert section.
To refresh the sensor status, just click the Refresh tab.
Event Log
The Event Log option provides a record of system events related to the
hardware critical components. It logs the events when the sensor are in
abnormal state or recovering from an abnormal state. When the log matches
the pre-defined alert, the system will send out the notification automatically if
it is pre-configured.
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Configuration
The Configuration menu allows you to designate email recipients for
notification of system alerts, configure the LDAP (Lightweight
Directory Access Protocol) settings, configure the mouse mode settings,
configure the network settings, configure the remote session settings,
configure the SMTP email server settings, create an SSL certificate,
manage users, and initiate actions for a sensor alert.
The Configuration menu include the following configuration options:
•
Alerts
•
LDAP
•
Mouse mode
•
Network
•
Remote Session
•
SMTP
•
SSL Certificate
•
Users
•
Event Action
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Alerts
The Alerts option allows you to designate email recipients for
notification of system alerts. You can designate up to fifteen email
address recipients. When alerts occur, the system will send an E-mail or
a SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) traps containing the
event detail to the designated recipients.
The Alerts page allows you to do the following:
•
Modify - Change the email address or the destination server.
•
Send Test Alert - Sends a test alert to the designated email address.
•
Delete - Removes the pre-set alert destination settings.
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Setting up alerts
You can set up notifications to be sent via SNMP traps or via email.
To set up SNMP traps:
1
On the Alerts page, click Modify.
2
From the Alert Type menu, select Snmp Trap.
3
Specify the event severity, such as Critical or Warning.
4
Enter the recipient’s email address.
5
Enter a subject and message.
6
Click Save.
To set up email notifications:
1
On the Alerts page, click Modify.
2
From the Alert Type menu, select e-mail.
3
Specify the event severity, such as Critical or Warning.
4
Enter the recipient’s email address.
5
Enter a subject and message.
6
Click Save.
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LDAP
The LDAP option allows you to download user account list and the
authentication from the LDAP server and create Altos eXpress Console
user account from this list.
To configure the LDAP settings:
1
On the LDAP Settings page, click the Enable LDAP Authentication
check box.
2
Enter the required information to access the LDAP server.
3
Click Save.
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Mouse mode
The Mouse mode option allows you to set a mouse mode to control
your mouse.
To set the mouse mode:
1
2
On the Mouse Mode Setting page, select a mouse mode.
•
Absolute - Select this setting when using a Microsoft Windows
operating system.
•
Relative - Select this setting when using a Linux operating
system.
Click Save.
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Network
The Network option allows you to configure and change the
management network parameters. You can configure the network
settings by using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) or
manually.
To configure the network settings:
1
On the Network Settings page, select whether to obtain an IP
address automatically or configure the network settings manually.
2
Click Save.
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Remote Session
The Remote Session option allow you to enable or disable encryption
on KVM (Keyboard, Video Mouse) or Media data during a redirection
session.
To configure the Remote Session settings:
1
On the Remote Session page, select whether to enable KVM or
Media Encryption.
2
Select a Virtual Media Attach Mode.
3
Click Save.
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SMTP
The SMTP option allows you to configure the SMTP (Simple Mail
Transfer Protocol) mail server settings.
To configure the SMTP settings:
1
On the SMTP Setting page, select a LAN channel number.
2
Enter the IP address of the SMTP server.
3
Enter the user name and password.
4
Enter the email address for sending email notifications.
5
Enter the machine name.
6
Click Save.
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SSL Certificate
The SSL Certificate option allows you to upload a SSL certificate
manually.
To upload an SSL certificate:
1
On the SSL Upload page, click Browse to locate the SSL certificate
on your system.
2
Click Upload.
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Users
The Users option allows you to create, edit, delete, and view user
accounts from the user list.
To configure user accounts in the User List page, you can select from
the following command buttons:
•
Delete User - Removes the user from the list.
•
Modify User - Edits the user profile.
•
Add User - Creates a new user account.
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User Privileges
The User List page includes a privilege setting for determining the
maximum privilege a user can have to the system. Users can be
configured to have certain access permissions, such as administrator
privilege, operator privilege, no access. The BMC (Baseboard
Management Controller) maintains a local database of remote access
users and their privileges. When the user logs in to the console, BMC
determines the user’s privileges and executes commands according to
the privilege level.
The table below lists the privilege levels you can assign to a user.
Privilege level
Description
No access
Users assigned this privilege have the least amount of
system access. This is considered the lowest privilege
level.
Operator
The operator privilege has restricted access. All BMC
commands are allowed, except for the configuration
commands that allows the user to change the behavior
of the out-of-band interfaces. Operator privilege can not
disable individual channels or change user access
privileges.
Administrator
The administrator privilege has full access and can
configure the software and add users. Administrator
privilege have access to all BMC commands, including
configuration commands for disabling a communication
channel.
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To modify a user account:
1
On the Users page, click Modify User.
2
Enter the user name.
3
Enter the password.
4
Re-enter the password.
5
On the Network Privileges drop-down menu, select a privilege
level.
6
Click Modify.
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Event Action
The Event Action option allows you to initiate actions on a sensor alert.
Listed below are the main functions in Event Action. You can set system
power off, power reset or power cycle when an event occurred.
Action
Description
Global PEF
Configuration
The Global PEF (Platform Event Filter) configuration
enables or disables the power off, power reset, power
cycle action.
Add PEF Entry
Adds a PEF entry. You can select the type of sensor you
want to filter. Wait for the Event Offsets table, then
select the PEF action and event offsets.
Current PEF
Filters
Displays a list of the sensors associated with a
component/system. The list includes sensor type, sensor
number, sensor name, and PEF action.
Delete PEF
Entry
Removes a PEF entry.
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Remote Control
The Remote Control menu allows you to start a Remote Console
session with the host system and manage power remotely. This menu
include two options: KVM Remote Console Redirection and Server
Power Control.
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KVM Remote Console Redirection
The KVM Remote Console Redirection option allows you to start the
KVM Remote Console utility and remotely manage the server using the
monitor, mouse, keyboard as if you are connected directly to the
server.
To launch the KVM Remote Console utility:
On the KVM Remote Console Redirection page, click Launch Console.
The web browser downloads and automatically launches the remote
console application. The KVM Remote Console screen appears.
For more information about the KVM Remote Console application,
refer to “KVM Remote Console Utility” on page 205.
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Server Power Control
The Server Power Control option allows you to perform a remote
power on, power off, power cycle, and reset of your Altos server.
To perform a remote power control operation:
On the Server Power Control page, select an option, then click Perform
Action.
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Maintenance
The Maintenance allows you to perform a upgrade task of the BMC
firmware(including Altos eXpress Console and FRU information).
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To upgrade firmware:
1
On the Maintenance page, click Enter Update Mode. The Firmware
Upload page appears.
Note: You will not be able to perform any tasks until the upgrade
is completed and the device is rebooted.
2
Click Browse to locate the firmware image file.
3
Click Upload to upload the image file to the server.
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KVM Remote Console Utility
You can launch the KVM Remote Console utility from the Altos eXpress
Console Remote Control menu. The KVM Remote Console utility
enables you to control any programs on the server remotely, using a
local keyboard, video and mouse.
Supported screen resolution
The KVM Remote Console utility of the Altos server only supports the
following screen resolution setting:
Screen Resolution
Color Quality
Refresh Rate
800 x 600
16bit / 24bit / 32bit
60Hz / 72Hz / 75Hz / 85Hz
1024 x 768
16bit / 24bit / 32bit
60Hz / 70Hz / 75Hz / 85Hz
1152 x 864
16bit / 24bit
75Hz
1280 x 1024
16bit
60Hz / 75Hz / 85Hz
1280 x 1024
24bit
60Hz
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Screen Resolution
Color Quality
Refresh Rate
1600 x 1400
16bit
60Hz / 65Hz / 70Hz
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Menu bar
The KVM Remote Console screen includes of a menu bar with the
following selections.
Video menu
The Video menu includes the following command options:
•
Pause Redirection - Temporarily pauses the console redirection.
•
Resume Redirection - Resumes console redirection.
•
Refresh Video - Reloads the console redirection screen.
•
Compression - Select a video compression type. Options include:
None, Type I, Type II, Both
•
Full Screen - Resizes the screen to full size of the local monitor.
•
Exit - Closes the video viewer window.
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Keyboard menu
The Keyboard menu includes the following command options:
•
Hold Right Ctrl Key - Select this option before typing keys you
want to combine with the right <Ctrl> key.
•
Hold Right Alt Key - Select this option before typing keys you want
to combine with the right <Alt> key
•
Hold Left Ctrl Key - Select this option before typing keys you want
to combine with the left <Ctrl> key.
•
Hold Left Alt Key - Select this option before typing keys you want
to combine with the left <Alt> key.
•
Left Windows Key - Select the Hold Down option before typing
characters you want to combine with the right Windows key.
Select the Press and Release option to send a left Windows key
keystroke.
•
Right Windows Key - Select the Hold Down option before typing
characters you want to combine with the right Windows key.
Select the Press and Release option to send a right Windows key
keystroke.
•
Alt+Ctrl+Del - Select this option to launch the Windows task
manager.
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Mouse menu
The Mouse menu includes the Sync Cursor command that enables you
to synchronize the client’s mouse cursor to be redirected to the mouse
on the server.
Option menu
The Option menu includes the following command options:
•
Bandwidth - Select auto-detect or manually select a bandwidth.
Options include: 256Kbps, 512 Kbps, 1 Mbps, 10 Mbps, and
100Mbps.
•
Keyboard/Mouse Encryption - Select to enable or disable
keyboard/mouse encryption.
Device menu
The Device menu allows you to redirect to any of the following device
or image:
•
CD-ROM drive
•
ISO file
•
Floppy/USB key
•
Floppy/USB key image
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Help menu
The Help menu displays the KVM Remote Console Utility version and
copyright information.
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Index
Numerics
2.5" hard drive
install, easy-swap 63
install, hot-plug 58
3.5" hard drive
install, easy-swap 58
install, hot-plug 55
5.25 inch device bays
install 64, 66
location 10
supported devices 4
A
Acer EasyBUILD
scope 36
using 36
advanced memory configuration
BIOS settings 110
air duct
location 15
remove 84
B
backplane board
board layout 21
cable connections 47, 52
Basic Input/Output System, see BIOS
99
BIOS
CMOS RAM 99
configure 100
overview 99
BIOS Setup
Advanced Chipset Control 112
Advanced menu 103
Advanced Processor Options
104
Boot Configuration 120
Boot menu 133
Console Redirection 130
enter Setup 100
Event Log Configuration 131
Exit menu 134
I/O Device Configuration 119
Main menu 102
Memory Configuration 110
navigation keys 101
PCI Configuration 116
Security menu 125
Server menu 128
System Management 129
boot-time diagnostic screen 120
boot-up sequence 133
C
CMOS RAM 99
console redirection
130
D
DVD-ROM drive
location 10
troubleshooting
143
E
easy-swap HDD
cable connections 58, 63
install 58, 63
electrostatic discharge, see ESD precautions 41
environmental specifications
temperature 6
expansion card
I/O interface 88
install 88
F
floppy disk drive
replace 64
front bezel
remove 44
view 9
front panel 10
H
hard drive
activity indicator, location 11
activity indicator, status 24
RAID configuration 150
troubleshooting 143
hardware upgrade
options 7
procedures 41
HDD cage
212
bay location 11
install 45, 50
remove 48, 53
heat sink fan
install 74
remove 71
thermal grease 74
hot-plug HDD
activity indicator, location 11
activity indicator, status 26
cable connections 47, 52
install 55, 58
I
I/O port connections
32
L
LAN ports
location 14
network connection indicator
27
network speed indicator 27
troubleshooting 144
LED indicators
front panel 24
HDD carrier 26
LAN port 27
M
mechanical specifications
chassis 6
media storage
specification 4
memory
install 85
population order 79
remove 83
troubleshooting 143
monitor port 14
O
Onboard SATA RAID Configuration
Utility 150
operating system
configure 36
support 5
P
PCI bus slots
BIOS settings 116
overview 88
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility, see BIOS
Setup 100
POST
error pause 120
turn-on procedure 34
power
boot-up problems 34
boot-up sequence 133
button, location 11
cable socket 13
indicator, location 11
indicator, status 24
troubleshooting 142
turn off 38
turn on 33
power off
via hardware 38
via software 38
power supply module
fault indicator, location 13
install 94
redundant bay 15
release latch 13
status indicator, location 13
power-on password 125
power-on self-test, see POST 34
processor
BIOS settings 104
configuration guidelines 70
remove 72
upgrade 70
PS/2 keyboard port 14
PS/2 mouse port 14
R
rack
installing 163
rack installation
mounting hole pattern 162
precautions 159
RAID configuration
Onboard SATA RAID Configuration Utility 150
rear panel 13
S
security keylock
9
213
serial port
location 14
server management
tools 149
side panel
remove 43
specification
chipset 3
environmental 6
hardware monitoring 5
I/O ports 5
mechanical 6
media storage 4
memory 3
networking 4
operating system 5
PCI interface 4
power supply 5
processor 3
server management 5
system fan 5
video controller 4
status/fault indicator
location 11
supervisor password 125
system boards
backplane board 21
mainboard 16
system fan
location 15
system passwords
change 127
power-on password 125
remove 127
set 126
supervisor password 125
user password 125
system reset
cold boot 137
soft boot 137
system setup
connect peripherals 32
install OS 36
pre-installation
requirements
31
turn on system 33
system upgrade
5.25 inch storage device 64
ESD precautions 41
expansion card 88
hard drive 45
installation precautions 41
memory 78
post-installation instructions 42
preinstallation instructions 42
processor 70
redundant power supply module
94
T
thermal grease 74
troubleshooting
display problems 145
DVD-ROM drive problems 143
FAQ 142
hardware diagnostics 140
HDD problem 143
initial checklist 139
initial startup problems 138
memory problem 143
network problems 144
power indicator problem 142
software program problem 144
system reset 137
USB device problems 144
U
UID switch 12, 14
unit identification, see UID switch
12, 14
USB ports
front 11
rear 14
troubleshooting 144
user password 125
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