SGI Rackable C2112-4G3 User`s guide

SGI Rackable C2112-4G3 User`s guide
SGI® Rackable™ C2112-4G3
System User’s Guide
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First release
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About This Guide
This guide provides an overview of the installation, architecture, general operation, and
descriptions of the major components in the SGI® Rackable™ C2112-4G3 server. It also provides
basic troubleshooting and maintenance information, BIOS information, and important safety and
regulatory specifications.
Audience
This guide is written for users of SGI Rackable C2112-4G3 server systems. It is written with the
assumption that the reader has a good working knowledge of computers and computer systems.
This guide may be useful to installers and system administrators looking for overview information
on the server.
Chapter Descriptions
The following topics are covered in this guide:
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Chapter 1, “Introduction”
Provides an overview of the server’s components.
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Chapter 2, “Server Installation”
Provides a quick setup checklist to get the server operational.
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Chapter 3, “System Interface”
Describes several LEDs on the control panel as well as others on the SATA drive carriers
that keep you constantly informed of the overall status of the system as well as the activity
and health of specific components.
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Chapter 4, “System Safety”
Provides general system safety information.
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Chapter 5, “System Severboard Information”
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Provides best practice procedures to work with a node board in the C2112-4G3 chassis,
install memory DIMMs, PCIe expansion cards and 3.5-inch hard disk drives.
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Chapter 6, “Basic Troubleshooting and Chassis Service”
Describes some basic steps required to troubleshoot your system. Additional sections in this
chapter are intended to guide you through basic component remove and replace procedures.
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Chapter 7, “BIOS”
Describes the AMI BIOS Setup Utility for the system severboard.
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Appendix A, “BIOS Error Codes,”
Provides a brief listing of BIOS error code information.
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Appendix B, “System Specifications,”
Describes system component environmental specifications and compliance.
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Related Publications
Related Publications
The following documents may be relevant to the use of your server:
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SGI Performance Suite series documentation
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SGI InfiniteStorage series documentation
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Man pages (online)
You can obtain SGI documentation, release notes, or man pages in the following ways:
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Refer to the SGI Technical Publications Library at http://docs.sgi.com. Various formats are
available. This library contains the most recent and most comprehensive set of online books,
release notes, man pages, and other information.
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You can also view man pages by typing man <title> on a command line.
SGI systems include a set of Linux® man pages, formatted in the standard UNIX® “man page”
style. Important system configuration files and commands are documented on man pages. These
are found online on the internal system disk (or DVD-CD) and are displayed using the man
command. For example, to display the man page for the xscsidisktest command, type the
following on a command line:
man xscsidisktest
For additional information about displaying man pages using the man command, see man(1).
In addition, the apropos command locates man pages based on keywords. For example, to
display a list of man pages that describe disks, type the following on a command line:
apropos disk
For information about setting up and using apropos, see apropos(1).
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as windows, screens, dialog boxes, menus, toolbars, icons, buttons, boxes,
fields, and lists.
Product Support
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also offers services to implement and integrate Linux applications in your environment.
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Refer to http://www.sgi.com/support/
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If you are in North America, contact the Technical Assistance Center at
+1 800 800 4SGI or contact your authorized service provider.
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Server Precautions .
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Ambient Operating Temperature
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Check the System Memory .
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Install Expansion PCIe Cards
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Check all Cable Connections and Airflow .
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Check the Drive Bay Setup .
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Overview .
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Electrical Safety Precautions
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Serverboard Battery.
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Optional CD/DVD-ROM Laser
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ESD Precautions.
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Handling the Node Board
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Unpacking .
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Serverboard Details .
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Serverboard I/O Ports
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Serverboard Layout
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Installing Memory .
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Memory DIMM Functionality Guidelines .
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Configuring DIMM Memory for Best Performance
Hard Disk Drives (C2112-4G3 Chassis)
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Power Supply Functional Rating
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Basic Troubleshooting and Chassis Service .
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Basic Troubleshooting Procedures .
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Memory Errors .
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Static-Sensitive Devices .
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Precautions .
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Replacing System Fans .
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Drive Bay Installation/Removal .
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Accessing the Drive Bays
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Disk Drive Installation .
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Mounting a Disk Drive in a Drive Carrier .
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Power Supply Failure
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Removing/Replacing the Power Supply.
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PCIe Card Installation Steps .
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BIOS .
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Starting BIOS Setup Utility .
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Starting the Setup Utility
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Main Menu .
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BIOS Build Date .
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Advanced Setup Configurations.
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Boot Feature Configurations
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Power Button Function
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Restore on AC Power Loss
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Interrupt 19 Capture
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Processor & Clock Options Configuration .
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GART Error Reporting
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Microcode Update .
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Secure Virtual Machine Mode .
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Power Now.
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Power Cap .
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ACPI SRAT Table .
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CPU Down Core .
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C1E Support
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Clock Speed Spectrum .
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Advanced NorthBridge Chipset Control and Configuration .
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Node Interleaving .
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CS Sparing .
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ECC Mode .
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DRAM Timing Config .
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Memory Timing Parameters
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IOMMU.
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USB 2.0 Controller Mode .
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Legacy USB Support
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Primary/Secondary/Third/Fourth IDE Master/Slave
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PIO Mode .
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DMA Mode .
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IDE Detect Timeout (Sec) .
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LBA/Large Mode .
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Clear NVRAM .
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Tables
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PCI Latency Timer.
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PCI IDE Busmaster
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Onboard InfiniBand Controller
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Onboard LAN Controller .
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ROM Scan Ordering .
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Onboard LAN Option ROM Select
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Load Onboard LAN 1 Option ROM .
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SuperIO Device Configuration .
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Serial 1 Address
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Remote Access Configuration .
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Remote Access.
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Chapter 1
1. Introduction
Important: SGI Rackable server systems may sometimes require driver versions that are not
included in the original operating system release. When required, SGI provides these drivers on
an SGI Driver CD, which may ship with the system, or on the system disk (pre-installed in the
factory). For more information on this topic check with your sales or service representative.
The Rackable C2112-4G3 server is a 2U rackmount system (see Figure 1-1). It has two main
subsystems: the 2U server chassis and four one- or two-processor integrated serverboards.
In addition to the four serverboards and the chassis, various hardware components have been
included with the system, as listed:
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Four 8-cm chassis fans
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Up to eight “G34” passive CPU heatsinks
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Four air shrouds (one for each serverboard)
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Four riser cards (one for each serverboard)
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12 hard-disk drive trays (three drive trays for each serverboard)
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SATA accessories
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Two power supplies
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One rackmount kit
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One CD containing drivers and utilities
Note: Use of an optional external (USB) CD/DVD drive may be required if you choose to
load new or updated software directly to a stand-alone C2112-4G3 server.
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SGI Rackable C2112-4G3 Server
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Server Board Features
Server Board Features
At the heart of the system is a set of four processor serverboards (motherboards) based on the
AMD Opteron chipset and designed to provide maximum performance. Below are the main
features of the serverboards.
Processors
Each of the four serverboards in the C2112-4G3 supports one or two 8-core or 12-core AMD 6100
series Opteron processors. Each processor sits in a 1944-pin “G34” socket and is interconnected
via HyperTransport (HT) 3.0 link support, see the next subsection for more information.
HyperTransport Interconnect
The HT link is a packet-based link implemented on two unidirectional sets of signals. The link is
nominally point-to-point, and connects exactly two devices. Devices can have multiple HT links
to allow the construction of larger HT fabrics.
The HT link consists of a point to point x16 link (16 bits) that supports 6.4 GT/s per link in each
direction. The HT link is designed to deliver a scalable, high-performance interconnect between
CPUs and CPU to I/O devices.
Memory
Each serverboard in the system has 16 DIMM slots (eight per processor) that support DDR3
1333/1066/800 MHz DDR3 registered ECC SDRAM (see “Installing Memory” on page 33).
Serial ATA
A Serial ATA controller (AMD SP5100) is integrated into each of the system serverboards to
provide a six-port 3 Gb/s SATA subsystem; note that only three drives are supported per
serverboard. One to three Jbod drives connect to each serverboard via the drive backplane
installed near the front of the server. The “system disk” is drive 0 in each array and any additional
drives are “data” disks. For best system throughput all disks should be the same speed and
capacity.
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PCI Expansion Slots
Each dual-processor serverboard has one low-profile PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot. The PCIe board
must be less than 5.9 inches (15 cm) in length. See also the section “PCIe Expansion Cards” on
page 42 for more information on this topic.
Onboard Controllers/Ports
One Fast UART 16550 compatible serial port and an optional Mellonox Connect-X InfiniBand
port supporting a single QSFP connector are located on each serverboard. The color-coded I/O
ports include one COM port (an additional COM header is located on the serverboard), a VGA
(monitor) port, two USB 2.0 ports (two additional USB headers and one Type A USB port are
included on the serverboard). An IPMI dedicated LAN port and two gigabit Ethernet ports are also
included on each serverboard.
Onboard Graphics Controller
Each serverboard features an integrated Matrox G200 video controller providing a 16MB DDR2
graphics interface through the system VGA connector. The Matrox video controller in the 2U
server features low power consumption, high reliability and superior longevity.
Optional InfiniBand Connector
Specific optional versions of the C2112-4G3 serverboard include an optional QDR (quad data
rate) speed InfiniBand QSFP connector. InfiniBand is a scalable serial communications link
intended for connecting processors with high-speed peripherals or switches.
Other Features
Other onboard features that promote system health include onboard voltage monitors, a chassis
intrusion header, auto-switching voltage regulators, chassis and CPU overheat sensors, virus
protection and BIOS rescue.
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Server Chassis Features
Server Chassis Features
The following subsections provide a general outline of the main features of the SGI Rackable
C2112-4G3 server chassis.
System Power
The Rackable C2112-4G3 2U server chassis features uses two power supplies accessible at the
rear of the system. Specific configurations of the server offer a power redundancy feature which
allows you to replace a failed power supply without shutting down the system. No tools are
required to remove and replace a power supply. Note that each power supply is rated at 80 Plus
Gold certification.
Serial ATA Drive Subsystems
The server chassis optionally supports up to twelve 3 Gb/s Serial ATA drives (three for each
serverboard). The SATA drives are all non-RAID (Jbod) units and are connected to a backplane
that provides power and control. Note that these drives do not support the hot-swap capability of
RAID drives.
Front Control Panels
There are four separate front control panels (one for each of the serverboards). Each C2112-4G3
serverboard control panel provides you with system monitoring and control LEDs that indicate
system power, HDD activity, network activity, system overheat and power supply failure. A main
power button and a system reset button are also included.
Serverboard
The C2112-4G3 server chassis is an ATX form factor chassis designed to be used in a 2U
rackmount configuration. Each serverboard provides one low-profile PCIe expansion slot, one
COM port, a VGA port, two USB 2.0 ports and two Gigabit LAN ports. A dedicated RJ-45 IPMI
LAN port is also supported. Figure 1-2 on page 6 shows a general block diagram of an individual
C2112-4G3 processor board and I/O chipset. Low-profile PCIe cards must be less than 5.9 inches
(15 cm) in length.
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DIMM A1
DIMM A0
DIMM A1
DIMM A0
HT3 Link
8x8-3.2GT/s
DIMM B1
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DIMM C1
DIMM C0
AMD
Socket G34
CPU2
DIMM D1
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HT3 Link
8x8-3.2GT/s
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DIMM B0
DIMM C1
DIMM C0
DIMM D1
DIMM D0
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Socket G34
CPU1
HT3 Link
(8+8)x(8+8)-6.4GT/s
HT3 Link
16x16-5.2GT/s
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INTEL
KAWELA
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PCI-E GEN2 X4
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Mellanox
ConnectX
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VGA
DDR2 SDRAM
64Mb X16bit
PSU I2C
BMC
VGA
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A-Link
MUX
Clock Gen
PCI
SMBus
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COM2
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SIO
W83795G W83527
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SPI Flash
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Serverboard Block Diagram
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Cooling System
The 2U server chassis has an innovative cooling design that includes four 8-cm system cooling
fans located in the middle section of the chassis. An air shroud system channels the airflow from
the fans to efficiently cool each of the serverboards.
Each power supply module also includes a cooling fan.
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Chapter 2
2. Server Installation
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get the C2112-4G3 operational.
Unpack the System
Inspect the shipping container that the C2112-4G3 was shipped in and note if it was damaged in
any way. If the server shows damage, file a damage claim with the carrier who delivered it.
Decide on a suitable location for the rack that supports the weight, power requirements, and
environmental requirements of the C2112-4G3 server. It should be situated in a clean, dust-free
environment that is well ventilated. Avoid areas where heat, electrical noise, and electromagnetic
fields are generated. Place the server rack near a grounded power outlet. Refer to “Warnings and
Precautions” on page 10.
Prepare for Setup
The shipping container should include two sets of rail assemblies, two rail mounting brackets and
the mounting screws that you will use to install the system into a rack.
Read this section in its entirety before you begin the installation procedure.
Choose a Setup Location
Leave enough clearance in front of the rack to enable you to open the front door completely (~25
inches) and approximately 30 inches of clearance in the back of the rack to allow for sufficient
airflow and ease in servicing.
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Warnings and Precautions
Rack Precautions
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Warning: The SGI Rackable C2112-4G3 server weighs up to 85 lbs (38.6 kg). Exercise
proper lifting techniques when you move the server. Always get the assistance of another
qualified person when you install the sever. Failure to do so may result in serious personal
injury or damage to the equipment.
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Warning: Extend the leveling jacks on the bottom of the rack to the floor with the full
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Warning: Attach stabilizers to the rack in single rack installations. Failure to do so can
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Warning: Couple racks together in multiple rack installations. Failure to do so can result
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Warning: Be sure the rack is stable before extending a component from the rack. Failure
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Warning: Extend only one component at a time. Extending two or more components
weight of the rack resting on them. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.
result in serious injury or death.
in serious injury or death.
to do so can result in serious injury or death.
simultaneously may cause the rack to tip over and result in serious injury or death.
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Server Precautions
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Review the electrical and general safety precautions.
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Determine the placement of each component in the rack before you install the rails.
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Install the heaviest server components in the bottom of the rack first, and then work up.
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Use a regulating uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect the server from power surges
and voltage spikes and to keep your system operating in case of a power failure.
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Allow the hard disk drives and power supply modules to cool before touching them.
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Always keep the rack’s front door and all panels and components on the servers closed when
not servicing to maintain proper cooling.
Rack Mounting Considerations
Ambient Operating Temperature
If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the ambient operating temperature of the rack
environment may be greater than the ambient temperature of the room. Therefore, consideration
should be given to installing the equipment in an environment compatible with the manufacturer’s
maximum rated ambient temperature (35º C or 95º F).
Reduced Airflow
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that the amount of airflow required for safe operation
is not compromised.
Mechanical Loading
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that a hazardous condition does not arise due to
uneven mechanical loading.
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Circuit Overloading
Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the power supply circuitry
and the effect that any possible overloading of circuits might have on overcurrent protection and
power supply wiring. Appropriate consideration of equipment nameplate ratings should be used
when addressing this concern.
Reliable Ground
A reliable ground must be maintained at all times. To ensure this, the rack itself should be
grounded. Particular attention should be given to power supply connections other than the direct
connections to the branch circuit (for example, the use of power strips, and so on).
Install the System into a Rack
This section provides information on installing the C2112-4G3 into a rack. If the system has
already been mounted into a rack, refer to “Check the Node Board Setup” on page 16. There are
a variety of rack units on the market, which may mean the assembly procedure will differ slightly.
You should also refer to the installation instructions that came with the rack unit you are using.
Note: This rail will fit a rack between 26" and 33.5" deep.
Separate the Sections of the Rack Rails
The chassis package includes two rail assemblies in the rack mounting kit. Each assembly consists
of two sections: an inner fixed chassis rail that secures directly to the server chassis and an outer
fixed rack rail that secures directly to the rack itself.
To separate the inner and outer rails, perform the following steps:
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Locate the rail assembly in the chassis packaging as shown in Figure 2-1.
2. Extend the rail assembly by pulling it outward.
3. Press the quick-release tab
4. Separate the inner rail from the outer rail assembly.
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Rail Assembly
1
Extending the Rails
2
3
QuickRelease Tab
4
Separating the
Inner Rail Extension
7
5
6
Figure 2-1
Separating and Installing the Rack Rails
Outer Rack Rails
Outer rails attach to the rack and hold the chassis in place. The outer rails for the chassis extend
between 30 inches and 33 inches.
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Install the Outer Rails to the Rack
1.
Secure the back end of the outer rail to the rack, using the screws provided (see Figure 2-1).
2. Press the button where the two outer rails are joined to retract the smaller outer rail.
3. Hang the hooks of the rails onto the rack holes and if desired, use screws to secure the front
of the outer rail onto the rack.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the remaining outer rail.
Install the Inner Rail Extension
The C2112-4G3 chassis includes a set of inner rails in two sections: inner rails and inner rail
extensions. The inner rails are pre-attached to the chassis, and do not interfere with normal use of
the chassis if you decide not to use a server rack. The inner rail extension is attached to the inner
rail to mount the chassis in the rack.
Install the Inner Rails
Perform the following steps to install the inner rails:
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1.
Place the inner rail extensions on the side of the chassis aligning the hooks of the chassis
with the rail extension holes. Make sure the extension faces "outward" just like the
pre-attached inner rail.
2.
Slide the extension toward the front of the chassis.
3.
Secure the chassis with 2 screws as illustrated. Repeat steps for the other inner rail
extension.
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Install the Server in a Rack
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Warning: The SGI Rackable C2112-4G3 server weighs up to 85 lbs (38.6 kg) Always use
proper lifting techniques when you move the server. Always get the assistance of another
qualified person when you install the sever in a rack. Failure to do so may result in serious
personal injury or damage to the equipment.
You should now have rails attached to both the server chassis and the rack unit. The next step is
to install the server into the rack.
1.
Extend the outer rails as shown in Figure 2-2.
2. Align the inner rails of the chassis with the outer rails on the rack.
3. Slide the inner rails into the outer rails, keeping the pressure even on both sides. When the
chassis has been pushed completely into the rack, it should click into the locked position.
4. Optional screws are recommended to secure and hold the front of the chassis to the rack.
Figure 2-2
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Check the Node Board Setup
Use the information in the following sections to check that each node board (serverboard) is
properly installed and all the connections have been made.
Each of the four serverboards act as a separate node in the system. As independent nodes, each
may be powered off and on without affecting the others. In addition, each serverboard is a
hot-swappable unit that may be removed from the rear of the chassis. The nodes are connected to
the server backplane by means of an adapter card.
Important: A guide pin is located between the upper and lower nodes on the inner chassis wall.
This guide pin also acts as a “stop” when a node is fully installed. If too much force is used when
inserting a node this pin may break off. Take care to slowly slide a node in until you hear the
“click” of the locking tab seating itself.
Access the Chassis
1.
Disconnect all power and data cables for the server you will remove from the rack.
2. Grasp the two handles on either side and pull the unit straight out of the rack until it locks
(you will hear a “click”).
Note: To remove the system from the rack completely, depress the locking tabs on the chassis
rails (push the right-side tab down and the left-side tab up) to continue to pull the system out
past the locked position.
3. Use two people to move the chassis to a stable static-free work surface.
4. Extract and check the condition of the serverboards using the information in the following
subsections.
Extracting a Serverboard From the Chassis
Each of the four serverboards in the chassis is contained in a “drawer” that can be pulled out from
the rear of the enclosure, see Figure 2-3 on page 17.
Use standard static precautions when handling the system serverboards.
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Figure 2-3
Accessing the System Serverboard Drawers
Check the CPUs (processors)
Standard factory systems ship with one or two processors installed on each serverboard. Each
processor needs its own heatsink.
Check the System Memory
Your server system is shipped with system memory installed. Make sure all DIMMs are fully
seated in their slots. For details on adding system memory, refer to Chapter 3.
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Install Expansion PCIe Cards
You can install one low-profile expansion PCIe card in each serverboard in the system. PCIe
boards installed must be less than 5.9 inches (15 cm) in length. Refer to Chapter 6, “Basic
Troubleshooting and Chassis Service,” for information on installing PCIe expansion cards.
Check all Cable Connections and Airflow
Make sure all power and data cables are properly connected and not blocking the chassis airflow.
Refer to Chapter 3 for details on cable connections.
Check the Drive Bay Setup
Next, you should check to make sure the system 3.5-inch hard disk drives and disk drive backplane
have been properly installed and all connections have been made.
Check the System Disk Drives
All drives are accessible from the front of the server. The 3.5-inch hard drives can be installed and
removed from the front of the chassis without removing the top chassis cover. Depending upon
your system configuration, your system may have four or more drives installed. For detailed
information about how to install disk drives, see “Drive Bay Installation/Removal” in Chapter 6.
Check the Airflow
Airflow is provided by four hot-swappable 8-cm chassis cooling fans. The system component
layout was carefully designed to direct sufficient cooling airflow to the components that generate
the most heat. Make sure that all power and data cables have been routed in such a way that they
do not block the airflow generated by the fans.
Supply Power to the System
If necessary, install the system in a rack (refer to “Install the System into a Rack” on page 12), and
connect the power cords from the power supply modules into a power strip or power distribution
unit (PDU). SGI also recommends that you use an optionally available uninterruptible power
supply (UPS) source.
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3. System Interface
Overview
There are LEDs on the system front-control panels as well as others on the drive carriers, power
supplies and serverboard connectors to keep you constantly informed of the overall status of the
system. See Figure 3-1 and Figure 3-2 for locations of the front and rear components.
Serverboard A drives
Serverboard B drives
Serverboard C drives
Serverboard D drives
Drive location 2
Node B
Node D
Node A
Node C
Drive location 1
Drive location 0
Figure 3-1
System Front Components Example
Figure 3-2
System Rear Components Example
Control Panel Buttons
In addition to monitoring the activity and health of specific components using LEDs, each
serverboard in the system has two buttons located on the front of the chassis: a serverboard power
on/off button and a Unit Identifier (UID) button. Figure 3-3 on page 20 shows an example.
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Power
NIC 1 activity LED
Overheat/Fan fail/Unit ID (bi-color) LED
RESET
Figure 3-3
System Serverboard Control Panel Example
Serverboard Power Button
The button at the top of the control panel is the power button, which is used to apply or turn off
the main system power going to a specific serverboard. Note that there are a total of four on the
front of each server and each controls only one serverboard. Turning off a system serverboard’s
power with this button removes the main power but keeps standby power supplied to the
serverboard.
Unit Identifier Button
A Unit Identifier (UID) button is located on the lower part of each control panel. There is another
(mirror) UID located on the rear of the serverboard.When you push either UID button, both Rear
UID and Front Panel UID LED indicators will illuminate. Push either button again to turn off both
indicators. These UID indicators provide easy identification of a system serverboard that may
need service or replacement.
Control Panel LEDs
The serverboard control panels located on the front of the chassis have status LEDs. These LEDs
provide you with critical information related to different parts of the system.
The following subsections explain what each LED indicates when illuminated and any corrective
action you may need to take.
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Overheat/Power Fail Condition
The overheat LED is illuminated when an “overtemp” condition occurs, see Figure 3-4. A solid
red LED indicates an overheat condition in the system. A flashing red LED that flashes in one
second intervals indicates a fan failure. Check the routing of the cables and make sure all fans are
present and operating normally. You should also check to make sure that the chassis covers and
air shrouds are installed. Finally, verify that the heatsinks are installed properly.
This LED will remain flashing or on as long as the indicated condition exists.
Figure 3-4
Overheat/Fan Failure/Power Fail LED
A flashing red LED which flashes in four second intervals indicates a power failure.
The power fail LED indicates a power supply module has failed or is not functioning properly. In
specific configurations the second power supply module will automatically take the load and keep
the system running - but the failed module will need to be replaced as soon as possible. Refer to
Chapter 6 for details on replacing the power supply. This LED should be off when the system is
operating normally.
LAN Activity LED
When flashing, the LAN activity LED (see Figure 3-3 on page 20) on the system serverboard
control panel indicates network activity on the LAN1 and/or the LAN2 port. This LED will light
up any time there is network traffic on the LAN ports of the serverboard the control panel is
connected to.
Drive Carrier LEDs
Each 3.5-inch hard disk drive carrier has two LEDs, as follows:
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connection to the drive backplane enables this LED to blink on and off when that particular
drive is being accessed. Please refer to Chapter 6 for instructions on replacing failed drives.
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Red: When a red LED lights up it indicates a drive failure. If one of the drives fails, you may
also be notified by your system management software.
Failure of the system disk supporting a serverboard will mean the serverboard cannot function.
Please refer to Chapter 6 for instructions on replacing failed drives. Replacement of a failed drive
should be completed as soon as practicable.
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4. System Safety
This chapter describes basic safety precautions for the server.
Important: Care must be taken to assure that the chassis cover is in place when the server is
operating to assure proper cooling. Out of warranty damage to the system can occur if this practice
is not strictly followed.
Electrical Safety Precautions
Basic electrical safety precautions should be followed to protect yourself from harm and the
Rackable C2112-4G3 system from damage, as follows:
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Be aware of the locations of the power on/off switch on the chassis as well as the room's
emergency power-off switch, disconnection switch or electrical outlet. If an electrical
accident occurs, you can then quickly remove power from the system.
•
Do not work alone when working with high voltage components.
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Power should always be disconnected from the system when removing or installing main
system components, such as the memory modules and 3.5-inch hard disk drives. When
disconnecting power, you should first power down the operating system and then unplug the
power cords. The unit can have more than one power supply cord. Disconnect two power
supply cords before servicing to avoid electrical shock.
•
When working around exposed electrical circuits, another person who is familiar with the
power-off controls should be nearby to switch off the power if necessary.
•
Use only one hand when working with powered-on electrical equipment. This is to avoid
making a complete circuit, which will cause electrical shock. Use extreme caution when
using metal tools, which can easily damage any electrical components or circuit boards they
come into contact with.
•
Do not use mats designed to decrease static electrical discharge as protection from electrical
shock. Instead, use rubber mats that have been specifically designed as electrical insulators.
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The power supply power cords must include a grounding plug and must be plugged into
grounded electrical outlets or power distribution unit (PDUs).
Serverboard Battery
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Caution: There is a danger of explosion if the onboard battery is installed upside down,
which will reverse its polarities (see Figure 4-1). This battery must be replaced only with the
same or an equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Check with your service
representative if you have any questions. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer's instructions.
Lithium battery
Battery holder
Figure 4-1
Installing the Onboard Battery
Optional CD/DVD-ROM Laser
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Caution: If your server uses an optional stand-alone USB CD/DVD-ROM drive the
following information is important. To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam and
hazardous radiation exposure, do not open the drive enclosure or use the unit in any
unconventional way.
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Mainboard Replaceable Soldered-in Fuses
Important: If your system comes with self-resetting PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient)
fuses on the serverboard, they must be replaced by trained service technicians only. The new fuse
must be the same or equivalent as the one replaced. Contact your technical support organization
for details and support.
General Safety Precautions
Follow these rules to ensure general safety:
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Keep the area around the Rackable C2112-4G3 system clean and free of clutter.
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The Rackable C2112-4G3 system weighs approximately 85 lbs (38.6 kg.) when fully loaded.
When lifting the system, two people at either end should lift slowly with their feet spread out
to distribute the weight. Always keep your back straight and lift with your legs.
•
Place the chassis top cover and any system components that have been removed away from
the system or on a table so that they won't accidentally be stepped on.
•
While working on the system, do not wear loose clothing such as neckties and unbuttoned
shirt sleeves, which can come into contact with electrical circuits or be pulled into a cooling
fan.
•
Remove any jewelry or metal objects from your body, which are excellent metal conductors
that can create short circuits and harm you if they come into contact with printed circuit
boards or areas where power is present.
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After accessing the inside of the system, close the system back up and secure it to the rack
unit with the retention screws after ensuring that all connections have been made.
ESD Precautions
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Caution: Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is generated by two objects with different electrical
charges coming into contact with each other. An electrical discharge is created to neutralize this
difference, which can damage electronic components and printed circuit boards.
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The following measures are generally sufficient to neutralize this difference before contact is
made to protect your equipment from ESD:
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Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
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Keep all components and printed circuit boards (PCBs) in their antistatic bags until ready for
use.
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Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the antistatic bag.
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Do not let components or PCBs come into contact with your clothing, which may retain a
charge even if you are wearing a wrist strap.
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Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips, memory
modules or contacts.
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When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
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Put the serverboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.
•
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent conductivity
between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and the serverboard.
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5. System Serverboard Information
This chapter includes best practice procedures to work with a node board (serverboard) in the
C2112-4G3 chassis, install memory DIMMs, PCIe expansion cards and 3.5-inch hard disk drives.
A layout and quick reference chart is included in this chapter for your reference. See “Installing
Memory” on page 33.
Note: Some software products are protected with software license keys derived from the
Media Access Control (MAC) Ethernet address. If your system requires the replacement of a node
board (serverboard), the MAC Ethernet address changes. If you are using such a product, you must
request a new license key after replacing the node board. Contact your local customer support
office:
http://www.sgi.com/support/supportcenters.html
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Caution: When applicable, be sure to re-install the chassis cover after you have completed
accessing the components inside the server to ensure proper airflow and cooling for the system.
Handling the Node Board
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Caution: Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage electrostatic-sensitive devices inside the
C2112-4G3 server. Use the ESD precautions described below when you handle printed circuit
boards or other components in the system. The following measures are generally sufficient to
protect your equipment from electric static discharge.
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ESD Precautions
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Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent electrostatic discharge.
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Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic bag.
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Handle each printed circuit board (PCB) by the edges; do not touch the components,
peripheral chips, memory modules, or gold contacts on the PCB.
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When handling chips or modules, avoid touching the pins.
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Place the node board, expansion PCIe cards, or other boards and components into antistatic
bags when not in use.
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Make sure your computer chassis provides a conductive path between the power supply, the
case, the mounting fasteners, and the node board to chassis ground.
Unpacking
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Caution: The node board is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid electrostatic discharge
damage. Be sure to use ESD precautions when you unpack replacement components for the
C2112-4G3 server. Failure to do so can result in damage to the equipment.
Connecting the Control Panel
JF1 contains header pins for various front control panel connectors. See Figure 5-1 for the pin
locations of the various front control panel buttons and LED indicators.
All JF1 wires have been bundled into a single cable to simplify this connection. Make sure the red
wire plugs into pin 1 as marked on the board. The other end connects to the Control Panel PCB
board, located just behind the system status LEDs on the chassis.
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Ground
NMI
x (Key)
x (Key)
Power On LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
Power Fail LED
Vcc
Ground
Reset (Button)
Ground
Power (Button)
2
Figure 5-1
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1
Control Panel Header Pins
Serverboard I/O Ports
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC 99 specification. See Figure 5-2 for an
example of the colors and locations of the various I/O ports (viewed from the rear of the server).
Figure 5-2
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Serverboard Details
The 2U C2112-4G3 system chassis has four node boards (serverboards). Each C2112-4G3
serverboard is configured with one or two processors. When properly configured, the following
rules apply:
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Both processor sockets must have identical revisions, core voltage, and bus/core speed.
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The stepping between the processors on the board must be identical.
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See Figure 5-3 on page 32 for CPU locations on the serverboard - note that the drawing is
not to scale.
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AMD Opteron 6100 series (Socket G34 type) processors
CPUs
Note: A minimum of one processor must be installed in each serverboard for full function to
be supported.
Memory
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Up to eight DDR3 DIMMs are supported on single-CPU serverboards
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Up to sixteen DDR3 DIMM slots are supported on each dual-CPU serverboard
Note: Refer to the memory installation information in this guide before installing new
memory. Check with your authorized sales/service representative for approved DIMM types.
Chipsets
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One AMD SR5670/SP5100 Southbridge chipset
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One PCI-Express x16 Gen. 2 low-profile slot per serverboard (four total)
PCIe boards must be less than 5.9 inches (15 cm) in length
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16 Mb AMIBIOS® SPI Flash ROM
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APM 1.2, DMI 2.3, PCI 2.2, ACPI 1.0 (ACPI 2.0 is BIOS supported), SMBIOS 2.3, Real
Time Clock Wakeup, Plug and Play (PnP), BIOS resume hot keys
Expansion Slots
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Serverboard Health Monitoring
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Onboard voltage monitors
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Fan status monitor with firmware/software on/off and speed control
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Watch Dog
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Environmental temperature monitoring via BIOS
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Power-up mode control for recovery from AC power loss
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System resource alert (via included utility program)
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Auto-switching voltage regulator for each CPU core
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CPU thermal trip support
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I2C temperature sensing logic
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Chassis intrusion detection
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Microsoft OnNow available
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Slow blinking LED for suspend state indicator
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BIOS support for USB keyboard
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Wake-On-LAN (WOL)
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Internal/external modem ring-on
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Hardware BIOS Virus protection
ACPI Features
Individual Serverboard (Node) I/O Ports
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Three SATA ports provided by an on-chip SATA controller (Jbod supported)
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One Fast UART 16550 compatible serial port
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Mellonox x4 QDR InfiniBand (40 Gb/s/lane) Connect-X supporting a single QSFP
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Two (Universal Serial Bus 2.0) ports
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Two (2) LAN ports supported for 10/100/1000Base-T
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One (1) dedicated IPMI LAN port
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One (1) VGA port supported by an onboard Matrox® G200 graphics controller (with 16 MB
DDR2 memory)
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Serverboard Layout
COM2
JTPM1
USB4
USB2/3
AMD
SR5670
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
LAN1
LE2
LE3
JI2C1
JI2C2
IPMB
SLOT1:PCI-E 2.0 x16
DP1
JPG1 JPB JPL JWD
P1-DIMM1B
P1-DIMM1A
P1-DIMM2B
P1-DIMM2A
P1-DIMM3B
P1-DIMM3A
P1-DIMM4A
P1-DIMM4B
CPU1
NIC
BMC
Mellonox
Connect-X
JOH1
JL1
P2-DIMM1B
P2-DIMM2A
P2-DIMM2B
P2-DIMM3A
P2-DIMM3B
P2-DIMM4A
P2-DIMM4B
CPU2
P2-DIMM1A
JP3
Node Board Basic Layout Features (Not to Scale)
Figure 5-3
JBT1
AMD
SP5100
LAN2
UID
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JIB1
COM1
VGA
LE1
Battery
DP2
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Installing Memory
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Caution: Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM modules to prevent any
possible damage.
The C2112-4G3 serverboard supports up to 16 DIMM slots. Three-way interleaved memory is
supported. For optimal memory performance always use memory modules of the same type and
speed. See also Table 5-1 on page 35 and Table 5-2 on page 37 for memory installation guidelines.
Install DIMMs
Perform the following steps to install memory modules, as follows:
1.
Insert the DIMM module vertically and press down into its slot until it snaps into place. Pay
attention to the alignment notch at the bottom of the module to avoid installing incorrectly
(see Figure 5-4 on page 34). Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots,
beginning with DIMM #1A and DIMM #2A, then DIMM #3A and DIMM #4A, etc. (see
Table 5-1 on page 35 for DIMM placement with single-CPU serverboards). Always spread
DIMMs across all applicable banks for each CPU. Gently press down on the DIMM module
until it snaps into place in the slot. Repeat for all modules.
2. When working with a dual-CPU serverboard and 8 or 16 DIMMs, install in slots
CPU1/DIMM1A, CPU1/DIMM2A, CPU1/DIMM3A and CPU1/DIMM4A, etc. Always
install in groups of four and in the numerical order of the DIMM slots. See Table 5-2 on
page 37 for DIMM support configuration information.
3. Gently press down on the memory module until it snaps into place.
4. Repeat the installation steps to populate each of the applicable CPU DIMM slots. See
Table 5-2 on page 37 for dual-CPU applications on a serverboard.
For the most efficient operation, always install an even number and equal amount of DIMMs to
support each CPU.
Note: 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB and 16 GB memory modules are supported. It is highly recommended
that you remove the power cord from the system before installing or changing memory modules.
Check with your sales or service representative for memory that has been tested and approved for
the serverboard.
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Memory Support
The serverboard supports DDR3-1333/1066/800 registered SDRAM. Only interleaved memory is
supported, so you must equally populate DIMM slots for optimal functionality (see the
subsections “Memory DIMM Layout” on page 34 and “Memory DIMM Functionality
Guidelines” on page 39).
Populating four slots at a time with memory modules of the same size and type (single or
dual-rank) will result in interleaved (128-bit) memory, which is faster than non-interleaved
(64-bit) memory. See Table 5-1 on page 35 and Table 5-2 on page 37.
To remove a DIMM module, use your thumbs to gently push the release tabs near both ends of the
module (see Figure 5-4). This should release it from the slot.
1
Front view
Notch
Notch
2
Release tab
Release tab
Top view of DDR3 slot
Figure 5-4
DIMM Installation Example
Memory DIMM Layout
Each C2112-4G3 serverboard memory bus is a controller array intended for use with one or two
processor configurations. Note that memory DIMM slots should be populated equally in adjacent
memory banks on each channel for optimal performance.
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Table 5-1
Single-CPU Serverboard Functional DIMM Configurations
#DIMMs
CPU
Channel 1
Channel 2
Channel 3
Channel 4
4 DIMMs
CPU1
P1-1A
P1-2A
P1-3A
P1-4A
8 DIMMs
CPU1
P1-1A & P1-1B P1-2A & P1-2B P1-3A & P1-3B P1-4A & P1-4B
Figure 5-5 shows an example of how a single-CPU memory bank should be properly populated
with 4 DIMMs for best performance. For a maximum memory (8 DIMM) configuration, all
memory slots should be populated. Always use DIMMs with the same speed and capacity for best
throughput operation.
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COM2
USB4
USB2/3
JTPM1
AMD
SR5670
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
JI2C1
JI2C2
IPMB
SLOT1:PCI-E 2.0 x16
DP1
JPG1 JPB JPL JWD
P1-DIMM1A
P1-DIMM1B
P1-DIMM2A
P1-DIMM2B
P1-DIMM3A
P1-DIMM3B
P1-DIMM4A
P1-DIMM4B
CPU1
LAN1
LE2
LE3
JOH1
JL1
CPU2
P2-DIMM4B
P2-DIMM4A
P2-DIMM3B
P2-DIMM3A
P2-DIMM2B
P2-DIMM2A
P2-DIMM1B
P2-DIMM1A
JP3
Single-CPU DIMM Layout Example (4 DIMM Configuration)
Figure 5-5
JBT1
AMD
SP5100
NIC
BMC
Mellonox
Connect-X
LAN2
UID
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InfiniBand
JIB1
COM1
VGA
LE1
Battery
Install DIMMs
in these slots
DP2
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Table 5-2
Dual-CPU Serverboard Functional DIMM Configurations
#DIMMs
CPU
Channel 1
Channel 2
Channel 3
Channel 4
8 DIMMs
CPU1
P1-1A
P1-2A
P1-3A
P1-4A
CPU2
P2-1A
P2-2A
P2-3A
P2-4A
CPU1
P1-1A & P1-1B
P1-2A & P1-2B
P1-3A & P1-3B
P1-4A & P1-4B
CPU2
P2-1A & P2-1B
P2-2A & P2-2B
P2-3A & P2-3B
P2-4A & P2-4B
16 DIMMs
Figure 5-6 shows an example configuration of a dual-CPU serverboard configured with a total of
eight DIMMs (4 per processor). For a maximum memory (16 DIMM) serverboard configuration,
all memory slots should be populated.
Always use DIMMs with the same speed and capacity for best throughput operation.
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COM2
JTPM1
USB4
USB2/3
AMD
SR5670
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
JI2C1
JI2C2
IPMB
SLOT1:PCI-E 2.0 x16
DP1
JPG1 JPB JPL JWD
P1-DIMM1A
P1-DIMM1B
P1-DIMM2A
P1-DIMM2B
P1-DIMM3A
P1-DIMM3B
P1-DIMM4A
P1-DIMM4B
CPU1
LAN1
LE2
LE3
JOH1
JL1
JBT1
AMD
SP5100
NIC
BMC
Mellonox
Connect-X
LAN2
UID
CPU2
P2-DIMM4B
P2-DIMM4A
P2-DIMM3B
P2-DIMM3A
P2-DIMM2B
P2-DIMM2A
P2-DIMM1B
P2-DIMM1A
JP3
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Dual-CPU Serverboard (4 DIMMS per Processor)
Figure 5-6
InfiniBand
JIB1
COM1
VGA
LE1
Battery
Install DIMMs
in these slots
Install DIMMs
in these slots
DP2
Installing Memory
Memory DIMM Functionality Guidelines
Use the following guidelines when installing memory DIMMs:
The minimum memory recommended on the system is 8 GB.
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Populate the DIMMs in groups of four or eight per CPU as described in Table 5-1 on
page 35 and Table 5-2 on page 37.
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A minimum of one DIMM per processor must always be present for the system to function.
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Mixing DIMM Sizes - When mixing DIMMs on a processor that has a mixed number of
ranks, it is recommended to have the total number of ranks on each channel be the same to
avoid bandwidth degradation. Example: placing a single-rank DIMM and a dual-rank
DIMM on the same channel is not desirable.
Note: The speed of the memory controller will reduce to the lowest speed DIMM on the channel.
Two conditions must be met to have a memory speed of 1333 MT/s:
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The processor must be capable of supporting 1333 MT/s
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The DIMM must be capable of running at 1333 MT/s
See the section “Configuring DIMM Memory for Best Performance” for additional
processor/memory combination performance tips.
Configuring DIMM Memory for Best Performance
In addition to the rules listed in the previous subsection (“Memory DIMM Functionality
Guidelines”), use the following guidelines to maximize processor/DIMM performance:
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Speed (1066 or 1333 MT/sec)
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Number of ranks (1 or 2) - use of quad-rank DIMMs will reduce overall performance
When configuring the memory for maximum performance, it is critical that the memory
DIMM capacity, speed and rank configuration is balanced across all memory channels.
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Best performance is obtained with four 1333 MT/sec DIMMs for each processor (one on
each channel). The DIMMs must be dual-ranked and identical in speed and capacity. Note
that this will constrain the overall memory capacity available.
•
Populating two 1333 MT/s DIMMs (dual-rank with identical capacity) on each channel of a
processor delivers up to 10.66 GB/s per channel memory bandwidth.
Hard Disk Drives (C2112-4G3 Chassis)
The 2U chassis supports a maximum of 12 SATA 3.5-inch hard disk drives (three per serverboard).
Install the primary (system disk) drives from left to right starting in the bottom-left bay. Figure 5-7
shows the drive trays that are connected with each serverboard and the disk positions. Figure 5-8
on page 41 shows the positions of the individual serverboards.
Important: All the 3.5-inch hard disk drive bays must be populated with either a drive or a “drive
blank” to maintain system thermals. Failure to follow this guideline may cause system overheating
and thermal shutdown of the unit.
Serverboard A drives
Serverboard B drives
Serverboard C drives
Serverboard D drives
Drive location 2
Node B
Node D
Node A
Node C
Drive location 1
Drive location 0
Figure 5-7
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Serverboard B
Serverboard A
Serverboard D
Serverboard C
Figure 5-8
Serverboard Tray Configuration Description
Drive Configurations
The 3.5-inch hard disk drive configuration supported in the SGI Rackable C2112-4G3 server is
non-RAID, Serial ATA Jbod.
This non-RAID disk array supports any number of drives between one and three. The operating
system is placed on the disk drive in location 0. All other drives are data drives.
Note: RAID disk configurations are not supported as standard offerings with the C2112-4G3.
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PCIe Expansion Cards
A riser card in each serverboard is used to support a low-profile PCIe expansion card. There is one
low-profile PCIe expansion slot available with each of the C2112-4G3 serverboards. PCIe boards
installed must be less than 5.9 inches (15 cm) in length.
Power Supply Functional Rating
The C2112-4G3 server default configuration is two power supplies. The second power supply acts
as a redundant power unit for the server in most configurations. The supplies can operate from
either 100-140V or 180-240V levels at 50 or 60Hz.
No tools are required to remove or replace a power supply in the C2112-4G3 server.
The supplies used have an 80 Plus Gold Certification rating.
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6. Basic Troubleshooting and Chassis Service
Use the procedures in the first half of this chapter to troubleshoot your system. If you have
followed all of the procedures below and still need assistance, check with your authorized support
organization.
The subsections in the second half of this chapter starting with “Chassis Service Information” on
page 45 are intended to guide you through basic component remove and replace procedures.
Basic Troubleshooting Procedures
Use the information in the following subsections to remedy basic problems you might encounter
when working with the Rackable C2112-4G3 server.
If the System Does Not Power Up
If the system serverboards will not power up when the front power buttons are pushed, use the
following checklist to identify common sources for the problem:
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Make sure that both ends of each system power cable are firmly connected to the power
supply and the corresponding power source(s) or power distribution unit (PDU).
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Check that the LED on each power supply is properly lit. The power supply has one status
LED located on the left side of the front of the power supply. The status LED has three states
as follows:
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Dark or off - indicates no AC power present
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Yellow - AC power is present, the server is not turned on (no DC power)
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Green - AC power is present and the server is turned on (DC power present)
Make sure that the serverboard “drawers” are all firmly seated in the chassis.
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System Powers Up But Will Not Boot
If the system powers up but will not boot the Operating System, check the following:
•
Check the system order document(s) - the C2112-4G3 server may have been ordered with no
operating system. If so, check with your system administrator for OS loading information.
•
Check the system disks for drive activity and confirm they are firmly seated in the disk bays.
A red light on the front of a disk indicates a functional error. Check with your service
provider or local system administrator.
No Video After System Power Up
If the system powers up and appears to be booting normally but no video is present, try the
following basic solutions:
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Confirm your monitor is plugged in and switched on.
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Check all video cables and ensure they are properly connected.
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If using an optional PCIe video card check the back of the card for LED activity or a fault
indicator. Try shutting down the system, reseating the PCIe card, and rebooting.
If you cannot get a video signal after trying basic solutions contact your support provider.
Memory Errors
If your system experiences memory related errors, try these basic troubleshooting steps to resolve
or better identify the problem:
•
Confirm that the power supply LED is not indicating an error.
•
Shut the system down, remove the serverboard(s) and make sure that all the DIMM modules
are properly and fully installed.
•
You should be using registered ECC DDR3 memory. Also, it is recommended that you use
the same memory type and speed for all DIMMs in the system. See Chapter 5 for more
memory details.
•
Check for bad DIMM modules or slots by swapping modules between slots and noting the
results.
Contact your administrator or support provider if the memory errors continue.
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Chassis Service Information
The following sections cover the steps required to remove or install components and perform
maintenance on the C2112-4G3 chassis. For component installation, follow the steps in the order
given to eliminate the most common problems encountered. If some steps are unnecessary, skip
ahead to the step that follows.
Important: Always disconnect the AC power cord(s) before adding, changing or installing any
internal hardware components.
Tools Required: The only tool you will need to install components and perform maintenance is
a Phillips screwdriver.
Static-Sensitive Devices
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent damage to any
printed circuit boards (PCBs), it is important to handle them very carefully. The following
measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD damage.
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Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
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Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic bag.
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Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips, memory
modules or gold contacts.
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When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the serverboards, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in
use.
•
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent conductivity
between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and the serverboards.
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Unpacking
Replacement components are usually shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage.
When unpacking an upgrade or replacement component, make sure the person handling it is static
protected.
Control Panel
The control panels (located on the front of the chassis) must be connected to the JF1 connector on
each serverboard to provide you with system status indications. A ribbon cable has bundled these
wires together to simplify the connection. Connect the cable from JF1 on the serverboard to the
Control Panel PCB (printed circuit board). Make sure the red wire plugs into pin 1 on both
connectors. Pull all excess cabling out of the airflow path. The LEDs inform you of system status.
See Chapter 3 for details on the LEDs and the control panel buttons. Details on JF1 can be found
in Chapter 5.
System Fans
Four 8-cm hot-swap fans provide the cooling for the system. It is very important that the chassis
top cover is properly installed and making a good seal in order for the cooling air to circulate
properly through the chassis and cool the components.
To access and check on the system fans:
1.
Unscrew the two fasteners holding the top cover to the chassis.
2. Lift the top cover up and away from the chassis.
3. Confirm that all ventilation openings in the top cover and chassis are unobstructed.
Important: Never operate the system for more than a short time (maintenance period) with the
top cover removed, disk bays empty, or serverboard trays extracted. Overheating and system
damage could result.
See Figure 6-1 on page 47 for the location of the fan assemblies in the C2112-4G3 chassis.
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Figure 6-1
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System Fan Failure
Fan speed is controlled by system temperature via a BIOS setting. If a fan fails, the remaining fans
will ramp up to full speed and the overheat/fan fail LED on the control panel will turn on. Replace
any failed fan at your earliest convenience with the same type and model (the system can continue
to run with a failed fan). You can remove the top chassis cover while the system is still running to
determine which of the fans has failed.
Replacing System Fans
This section describes how to remove and replace a system fan.
Removing a Fan
1.
Slide the server from the rack (if applicable) and remove the chassis top cover.
2. System power does not need to be shut down since the fans are hot-pluggable. Note that the
server should never be run for an extended period of time with the cover removed.
3. Locate and unplug the fan’s power supply cable from the system backplane.
4. Pull the fan housing up and out of the system chassis, see Figure 6-2 on page 49.
5. Push the fan up from the bottom and out of the top of the housing.
Installing a New Fan
1.
Install the replacement fan (8-cm, 12 volt fan) into the vacant space in the housing.
Important: Make sure the arrows on the top of the fan (indicating air direction) point in the
same direction as the arrows on the other fans.
2. Re-plug the new fan’s power cable into the backplane connector the old one used.
3. If the system power is on, the hot-plug feature will cause the fan to start immediately upon
being connected to its power source on the backplane.
4. Confirm that the fan is working properly before replacing the chassis cover.
5. Reinstall the chassis top cover and replace the server in the rack as applicable.
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System Fans
Figure 6-2
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Drive Bay Installation/Removal
This section describes drive bay installation and removal.
Accessing the Drive Bays
Drives: You do not need to access the inside of the chassis to replace a 3.5-inch hard disk drive.
Note the following before working with the system disk drives:
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Data may be lost or corrupted if you hot swap a Jbod disk drive
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RAID is not a supported configuration with the C2112-4G3 disks
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Removing a drive without replacing it may cause system errors
Proceed to the next sections for further hard drive remove/replace instructions.
Note: You must use approved standard 1-inch high, SATA 3.5-inch hard disk drives in the
system.
Disk Drive Installation
The drives are mounted in drive carriers to simplify their installation and removal from the
chassis. These carriers also help promote proper airflow for the drives. For this reason, even empty
carriers without hard drives installed must remain in the chassis.
Mounting a Disk Drive in a Drive Carrier
1.
To add a new 3.5-inch hard disk, install the drive into the carrier with the printed circuit
board side facing down so that the mounting holes align with those in the carrier.
2. Always work with drives on a static-free work surface.
3. Secure the drive to the carrier with four screws, as shown in Figure 6-3 on page 51.
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Figure 6-3
Mounting a Drive in a Carrier
Installing/Removing Disk Drives
1.
Push the release button located beside the drive's LEDs.
2. Swing the handle fully out and use it to pull the drive carrier straight out (see Figure 6-4).
Note: RAID support enabling hot-plug capability of the 3.5-inch hard disk drives is not an SGI
supported configuration for the C2112-4G3 server.
3. Place the drive on a static-free surface or in a static-free container.
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Figure 6-4
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Removing a Disk Drive Carrier
Important: Regardless of how many hard drives are installed, all drive carriers must remain in
the drive bays while the system is operating to maintain proper airflow.
Hard Drive Backplane
The hard drives plug into a backplane that provides power, drive ID and bus termination. The
backplane is already pre-configured, so no jumper or switch configurations are required.
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Caution: Use caution when working around the drive backplane. Do not touch the backplane
with any metal objects and make sure no ribbon cables touch the backplane or obstruct the holes,
which aid in proper airflow.
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Power Supply
The server uses a power supply system consisting of two replaceable power modules. Each power
supply module has an auto-switching capability, which enables it to automatically sense and
operate at a 100V - 240V input voltage.
Power Supply Failure
In most configurations of the C2112-4G3 server your system has power supply redundancy. If
either of the two power supply modules fail, the other module will take the full load and allow the
system to continue operation without interruption. The PWR Fail LED will illuminate and remain
on until the failed unit has been replaced.
Removing/Replacing the Power Supply
If the server is continuing to work with only the second power supply, you do not need to shut
down the system to replace the failed unit. In most configurations, the second power supply
module will keep the system up and running while you obtain a replacement. Always replace a
failed power supply with the same model as soon as possible.
Removing the Power Supply
1.
First unplug the AC power cord from the failed power supply module.
2. Depress the locking tab on the power supply module.
3. Pull it straight out using the rounded handle, see Figure 6-5 on page 54 for an example.
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Figure 6-5
Power Supply Removal Example
Installing a New Power Supply
1.
Replace the failed hot-swap unit with another identical power supply unit.
2. Push the new power supply unit into the power bay until you hear a click.
3. Secure the locking tab on the unit.
4. Finish by plugging the AC power cord back into the unit.
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PCIe Card Installation Steps
A PCIe-support riser card has already been pre-installed into each of the four serverboards. The
riser accepts only low-profile PCIe option boards. The board must be less than 5.9 inches (15 cm)
in length.
Perform the following steps to install a low-profile PCIe add-on card:
1.
Power off the server.
2. Use a phillips-head screwdriver to remove the retention screw to the left of the PCIe slot (see
Figure 6-6 for an example).
3. Slide the rectangular PCIe retention tab to the left.
Remove screw
Figure 6-6
Slide retention bracket
PCIe Retention Screw and Tab
4. Grasp the serverboard’s circular handles at either end and simultaneously push inward on the
tab beneath each handle, see Figure 6-7 on page 56 for an example.
5. Pull the serverboard tray out until the PCIe riser card is fully visible.
6. Remove the PCIe slot shield on the serverboard rear panel.
7. Insert the add-on card into the riser card’s PCIe slot.
8. Secure the add-on card with the sliding rectangular lock tab and replace the retention screw.
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9. Slide the serverboard tray gently back into the system until it “clicks” into place.
Figure 6-7
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7. BIOS
This chapter describes the AMI BIOS Setup Utility for the severboard. The AMI ROM BIOS is
stored in a Flash EEPROM and can be updated when needed. This chapter describes the basic
navigation of the AMI BIOS Setup Utility setup screens.
Note: Due to periodic changes to the BIOS, some settings may have been added or deleted and
might not be recorded in this manual. Contact your service representative to obtain the latest BIOS
release.
Starting BIOS Setup Utility
To enter the AMI BIOS Setup Utility screens, press the <Delete> key while the system is booting
up.
Note: In most cases, the <Delete> key is used to invoke the AMI BIOS setup screen. There are a
few cases when other keys are used, such as <F1>, <F2>, <ESC> etc.
Each main BIOS menu option is described in this manual. The Main BIOS setup menu screen has
two main frames. The left frame displays all the options that can be configured. Grayed-out
options cannot be configured. Options in blue can be configured by the user. The right frame
displays the key legend. Above the key legend is an area reserved for a text message. When an
option is selected in the left frame, it is highlighted in white. Often a text message accompanies it.
A "> " indicates a submenu. Highlighting such an item and pressing the <Enter> key will open the
list of settings within that submenu.
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Note: The AMI BIOS has default text messages built in. These text messages my be included,
omitted, or changed across BIOS releases.
The AMI BIOS Setup Utility uses a key-based navigation system called "hot keys". Most of the
AMI BIOS setup utility "hot keys" can be used at any time during the setup navigation process.
These keys include <F1>, <F10>, <Enter>, <ESC>, arrow keys, etc.
Note: Options printed in Bold are default settings.
How To Change the Configuration Data
The configuration data that determines the system parameters may be changed by entering the
AMI BIOS Setup utility. This Setup utility can be accessed by pressing <Del> at the appropriate
time during system boot.
Starting the Setup Utility
Normally, the only visible Power-On Self-Test (POST) routine is the memory test. As the memory
is being tested, press the <Delete> key to enter the main menu of the AMI BIOS Setup Utility.
From the main menu, you can access the other setup screens. An AMI BIOS identification string
is displayed at the left bottom corner of the screen below the copyright message.
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Warning: Do not upgrade the BIOS unless your system has a BIOS-related issue.
Flashing the wrong BIOS can cause irreparable damage to the system. In no event shall the
manufacturer be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages
arising from a BIOS update. If you have to update the BIOS, do not shut down or reset the
system while the BIOS is updating. This is to avoid possible boot failure.
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Main Menu
When you first enter AMI BIOS Setup Utility, you will see the Main Menu screen. You can
always return to the Main Menu by selecting the Main tab on the top of the screen with the arrow
keys.The Main Menu screen provides you with a system overview, which includes the version,
build date and ID of the AMIBIOS, the type, speed and number of the processors in the system
and the amount of memory installed in the system.
System Time/System Date
You can edit this field to change the system time and date. Highlight System Time or System Date
using the <Arrow> keys. Enter new values through the keyboard and press <Enter>. Press the
<Tab> key or the <Arrow> keys to move between fields. The date must be entered in
DAY/MM/DD/YYYY format. The time is entered in HH:MM:SS format. Please note that time is
in a 24-hour format. For example, 5:30 A.M. appears as 05:30:00 and 5:30 P.M. as 17:30:00.
BIOS Build Version
This item displays the BIOS revision used in your system.
BIOS Build Date
This item displays the date when this BIOS was completed.
AMI BIOS Core Version
This item displays the revision number of the AMI BIOS Core upon which your BIOS was built.
Processor Status
The AMI BIOS will automatically display the status of the processors used in your system:
CPU Type: This item displays the type of CPU used in the motherboard.
Speed: This item displays the speed of the CPU detected by the BIOS.
Physical Count: This item displays the number of processors installed in your system as detected
by the BIOS.
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Logical Count: This item displays the number of CPU Cores installed in your system as detected
by the BIOS.
Micro_code Revision: This item displays the revision number of the BIOS Micro_code used in
your system.
System Memory
This displays the size of memory available in the system:
Size: This item displays the memory size detected by the BIOS, including:
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Populated Size
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Available Size
Advanced Setup Configurations
Boot Feature Configurations
Quick Boot
If Enabled, this option will skip certain tests during POST to reduce the time needed for the system
to boot up. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Quiet Boot
If Disabled, normal POST messages will be displayed on boot-up. If Enabled, this display the
OEM logo instead of POST messages.
Add On ROM Display Mode
This option sets the display mode for Option ROM. The options are Force BIOS or Keep Current.
Bootup Num Lock
This option selects the power-on state for the NUM lock to either On or Off.
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Wait for F1 if Error
This setting controls the system response when an error is detected during the boot sequence.
When enabled, BIOS will stop the boot sequence when an error is detected, at which point you
will need to press the F1 button to re-enter the BIOS setup menu. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Hit 'DEL' Message Display
Use this option to Enable or Disable the "Press DEL to run setup" message in POST.
Watch Dog Function
This option allows the system to restart when it isn't active for more than 5-minutes. Options
include Enabled and Disabled.
Power Button Function
Use this option to select the mode for the power button when it is turned off. Options include 4
Seconds Override or Instant Off.
Restore on AC Power Loss
This option sets the action the system will take if there is an AC power loss to the system. Options
include Power Off, Power On or Last State.
Interrupt 19 Capture
Select Enabled to allow ROMs to trap Interrupt 19. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Processor & Clock Options Configuration
CPU Configuration
This displays static information on the Module Version, AGESA Version, Physical Count and
Logical Count for the system's processor(s) and clock.
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CPU Information
This setting is used to select which physical CPU's information to display. Options include
Processor 0 or Processor 1. The information for the selected processor includes Processor
number, Revision, Cache L1/L2/L3, Speed, NB CLK, Able to Change Frequency and uCode
Patch Level.
Note: Zero is always the "Boot Strap Processor" or main CPU with all others being "Application
Processors".
GART Error Reporting
This option should remain disabled for normal operation. The driver developer may enable this
option for testing purposes. Options are Enabled or Disabled.
Microcode Update
This setting Enables or Disables microcode updating.
Secure Virtual Machine Mode
This setting is used to Enable or Disable SVM.
Power Now
This setting is used to Enable or Disable the AMD Power Now feature.
Power Cap
This option can decide the highest P-state in the OS. Options include P-state 0 through P-state 4.
ACPI SRAT Table
This option Enables or Disables the building of the ACPI SRAT Table.
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CPU Down Core
This option sets down core support for the CPU. Options include Disabled, 2 Cores through 10
Cores in even numbered increments.
C1E Support
This option Enables or Disables C1E support.
Clock Speed Spectrum
This option Enables or Disables spread spectrum modulation.
Boot Device Priority
This feature allows you to prioritize the boot sequence from the list of available devices. A device
that is in parenthesis has been disabled in the corresponding type menu.
Hard Disk Drives
This feature allows you to specify the boot sequence from the list of available 3.5-inch hard disk
drives. A device that is in parenthesis has been disabled in the corresponding type menu.
Advanced NorthBridge Chipset Control and Configuration
Memory Configuration
Bank Interleaving
Select Auto to automatically enable a bank-interleaving memory scheme when this function is
supported by the processor. The options are Auto and Disabled.
Node Interleaving
This option enables node memory interleaving. Options include Auto or Disabled.
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Channel Interleaving
This option enables channel memory interleaving. Options include Auto or Disabled.
CS Sparing
This setting will reserve a spare memory rank in each node when enabled.
Options are Enabled and Disabled.
Bank Swizzle Mode
This setting Enables or Disables the bank swizzle mode.
ECC Configuration
ECC Mode
This submenu sets the level of ECC protection. Options include Disabled, Basic, Good, Super,
Max and User. Selecting User activates the other options for user setting.
Note: The "Super" ECC mode dynamically sets the DRAM scrub rate so all of memory is
scrubbed in 8-hours.
DRAM ECC Enable
This setting allows hardware to report and correct memory errors automatically, maintaining
system integrity. Options are Enabled or Disabled.
DRAM Timing Configuration
DRAM Timing Config
This setting specifies the DRAM timing configuration. Options are Auto and Manual.
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Memory Timing Parameters
This selects the which node's timing parameters to display. Options include CPU Node 0, CPU
Node 1, CPU Node 2 or CPU Node 3.
IOMMU
This setting is used to enable or disable or set the GART size in systems without AGP. Options
include Enabled and Disabled.
OHCI/EHCI HC Device Functions
These settings allow you to either Enable or Disable functions for OHCI or EHCI bus devices.
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
Use this setting to configure the USB 2.0 Controller in either Hi-Speed (480 Mps) or Full Speed
(12 Mps) mode. Options include Enabled (Hi-Speed Mode) or Disabled (Full Speed Mode).
Legacy USB Support
Select "Enabled" to enable the support for USB Legacy. Disable Legacy support if there are no
USB devices installed in the system. "Auto" disabled Legacy support if no USB devices are
connected. The options are Disabled, Enabled and Auto.
IDE Configuration
On Chip SATA Channel
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the On Chip SATA channel.
On Chip SATA Type
Use this setting to set the On Chip SATA type. Options include Native IDE, RAID, AMD_AHCI
and Legacy IDE. Note that RAID is not an SGI supported configuration for the C2112-4G3.
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SATA IDE Combined Mode
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the SATA IDE combined mode.
PATA Channel Configuration
This allows you to set PATA channel configuration. Options include SATA as Primary or SATA
as secondary.
Primary/Secondary/Third/Fourth IDE Master/Slave
LBA/Large Mode
LBA (Logical Block Addressing) is a method of addressing data on a disk drive. The options are
Disabled and Auto.
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
Block mode boosts IDE drive performance by increasing the amount of data transferred. Only 512
bytes of data can be transferred per interrupt if block mode is not used. Block mode allows
transfers of up to 64 KB per interrupt. Select "Disabled" to allow the data to be transferred from
and to the device one sector at a time. Select "Auto" to allows the data transfer from and to the
device occur multiple sectors at a time if the device supports it. The options are Auto and
Disabled.
PIO Mode
PIO (Programmable I/O) mode programs timing cycles between the IDE drive and the
programmable IDE controller. As the PIO mode increases, the cycle time decreases.
The options are Auto, 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4. Select Auto to allow BIOS to auto detect the PIO mode.
Use this value if the IDE disk drive support cannot be determined. Select 0 to allow BIOS to use
PIO mode 0, which has a data transfer rate of 3.3 MBs. Select 1 to allow BIOS to use PIO mode
1, which has a data transfer rate of 5.2 MBs. Select 2 to allow BIOS to use PIO mode 2, which has
a data transfer rate of 8.3 MBs. Select 3 to allow BIOS to use PIO mode 3, which has a data
transfer rate of 11.1 MBs. Select 4 to allow BIOS to use PIO mode 4, which has a data transfer
rate of 16.6 MBs. This setting generally works with all hard disk drives manufactured after 1999.
For other disk drives, such as IDE CD-ROM drives, check the specifications of the drive.
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DMA Mode
Selects the DMA Mode. Options are Auto, SWDMA0, SWDMA1, SWDMA2, MWDMA0.
MDWDMA1, MWDMA2, UDMA0. UDMA1, UDMA2, UDMA3, UDMA4 and UDMA5.
(SWDMA=Single Word DMA, MWDMA=Multi Word DMA, UDMA=UltraDMA.)
S.M.A.R.T.
Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) can help predict impending drive
failures. Select "Auto" to allow BIOS to auto detect hard disk drive support. Select "Disabled" to
prevent AMI BIOS from using the S.M.A.R.T. Select "Enabled" to allow AMI BIOS to use the
S.M.A.R.T. to support hard drive disk. The options are Disabled, Enabled, and Auto.
32-Bit Data Transfer
Select "Enabled" to activate the function of 32-Bit data transfer. Select "Disabled" to deactivate
the function. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
IDE Detect Timeout (Sec)
Use the +/- keys to adjust and select the time out for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices. The default
value is 35.
PCI/PNP Settings Menu
Clear NVRAM
Select Yes to clear NVRAM during boot-up. The options are Yes and No.
Plug & Play O/S
Select Yes to allow the OS to configure Plug & Play devices. (This is not required for system boot
if your system has an OS that supports Plug & Play.) Select No to allow AMIBIOS to configure
all devices in the system.
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PCI Latency Timer
This option sets the latency of all PCI devices on the PCI bus. Select a value to set the PCI latency
in PCI clock cycles. Options are 32, 64, 96, 128, 160, 192, 224 and 248.
PCI IDE Busmaster
Use this setting to Enable or Disable BIOS enabled uses of PCI Busmastering for reading or
writing to IDE drives.
Onboard InfiniBand Controller
This option Enables or Disables the onboard InfiniBand controller.
Onboard VGA Controller
This option Enables or Disables the onboard VGA controller.
Onboard LAN Controller
This option Enables or Disables the onboard LAN controller.
ROM Scan Ordering
This setting determines which kind of option ROM activates prior to another. Options include
Onboard First and Addon First.
PCIE X16 Slot 1
These settings Enable or Disable the specified PCIe slot in your system.
Onboard LAN Option ROM Select
This setting allows you to select the onboard LAN option ROM for iSCSI or PXE.
Note: You must enable ONLY LAN1 when the iSCSI support option is specified.
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Load Onboard LAN 1 Option ROM
This option allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN 1 option ROM.
Load Onboard LAN 2 Option ROM
This option allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN 2 option ROM.
Primary Video Controller
This option specifies the primary video controller for Onboard VGA or Other.
SuperIO Device Configuration
Serial 1 Address
This option specifies the base I/O port address and Interrupt Request address of serial port 1.
Select "Disabled" to prevent the serial port from accessing any system resources. When this option
is set to Disabled, the serial port physically becomes unavailable. Select "3F8/IRQ4" to allow the
serial port to use 3F8 as its I/O port address and IRQ 4 for the interrupt address. Options include
Disabled, 3F8/IRQ4, 3E8/IRQ4 and 2E8/IRQ3
Serial 2 Address
This option specifies the base I/O port address and Interrupt Request address of serial port 2.
Select "Disabled" to prevent the serial port from accessing any system resources. When this option
is set to "Disabled", the serial port physically becomes unavailable. Select "2F8/IRQ3" to allow
the serial port to use 2F8 as its I/O port address and IRQ 3 for the interrupt address. Options
include Disabled, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4 and 2F8/IRQ3.
Serial Port 2 Attribute
This option allows you to set COM2 as a normal serial port or as virtual COM for SOL. Options
are SOL or COM.
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Remote Access Configuration
Remote Access
Use this option to Enable or Disable Remote Access in your system. If enabled, the settings below
will appear.
Serial Port Number
Use this setting to select the serial port for console redirection. Options include COM1, COM2*.
The displayed base address and IRQ for the serial port changes to reflect the selection you make.
Note: Make sure the selected port is enabled.
Serial Port Mode
Selects the serial port settings to use. Options are (115200 8, n, 1), (57600 8, n, 1),
(38400 8, n, 1), (19200 8, n, 1) and (09600 8, n, 1).
Flow Control
Selects the flow control to be used for console redirection. Options are None, Hardware and
Software.
Redirection After BIOS POST
Options are Disable (no redirection after BIOS POST), Boot Loader (redirection during POST and
during boot loader) and Always (redirection always active).
Note that some OS's may not work with this set to Always.
Terminal Type
Selects the type of the target terminal. Options are ANSI, VT100 and VTUTF8.
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VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
Allows you to Enable or Disable VT-UTF8 combination key support for ANSI/VT100 terminals.
Sredir Memory Display Delay
Use this setting to set the delay in seconds to display memory information.
Options are No Delay, 1 sec, 2 secs and 4 secs.
Hardware Health Configuration
CPU Overheat Alarm
This setting allows you to specify the type of alarm for CPU overheating. Options include The
Early Alarm and The Default Alarm.
Fan Speed Control Modes
This feature allows the user to determine how the system will control the speed of the onboard
fans. The options are Full Speed/FS (Max Cooling), Performance/ PF (Better Cooling),
Balanced/BL (Balance between performance and energy saving), Energy Saving/ES (Lower
Power and Noise). Other items in the submenu are systems monitor displays for the following
information:
CPU 1 Temperature, CPU 2 Temperature, NB Temperature, VRD1 Temperature, VRD2
Temperature, System Temperature, Air Temperature, Fan 1 Reading, Fan 2 Reading, CPU1
Vcore, CPU2 Vcore, CPU1 Mem VTT, CPU2 Mem VTT, CPU1 Mem, CPU2 Mem, 1.1V, 1.8V,
5V +12V, 3.3 Vcc, 3.3 VSB, VBAT and HT Voltage.
ACPI Configuration
ACPI Aware O/S
This setting Enables or Disables ACPI support for the system's operating system. Options include
Yes (enabled) or No (disabled).
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ACPI APIC Support
Determines whether to include the ACPI APIC table pointer in the RSDT pointer list. The
available options are Enabled and Disabled.
Headless Mode
Use this setting to Enable or Disable headless operation mode through ACPI.
ACPI Version Features
Use this setting the determine which ACPI version to use. Options are ACPI v1.0, ACPI v2.0 and
ACPI v3.0.
IPMI Configuration
This menu shows static information about the IPMI firmware revision and status of the BMC, as
well as options for IPMI configuration.
View BMC System Event Log
Pressing the Enter key will open the following settings. Use the "+" and "-" keys to navigate
through the system event log.
Clear BMC System Event Log
Selecting this and pressing the Enter key will clear the BMC system event log.
Set LAN Configuration
Use the "+" and "-" keys to choose the desired channel number. This displays Channel Number
and Channel Number Status information.
IP Address Source
This submenu sets the IP address source as either Static or DHCP. Selecting Static allows you to
manually set the IP Address, Subnet Mask and Gateway Address. If Static is selected, you will
need to know and enter manually the IP address of this machine. If DHCP is selected, the BIOS
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will search for a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server in the network it is attached
to, and request the next available IP address.
IP Address
In the field provided here enter the IP address in the decimal form of xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with xxx
having a value of less than 256 and in decimal form only. The IP address and current IP address
in the BMC are shown.
Gateway Address
In the field provided here enter the Gateway address in the decimal form of xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with
xxx having a value of less than 256 and in decimal form only. The current Gateway address in the
BMC is shown.
MAC Address
In the field provided here enter the MAC address in the hex form of xx.xx. xx.xx.xx.xx with xx in
hex form only. The current MAC address in the BMC is shown.
Subnet Mask
In the field provided here enter the Subnet address in the decimal form of xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with
xxx having a value of less than 256 and in decimal form only. The current subnet address in the
BMC is shown.
BMC Watch Dog Timer Action
This setting is used to set the Watch Dog function, which allows the BMC to reset or power down
the system if the OS crashes or hangs. Options include Disabled, Reset System, Power Down and
Power Cycle.
Event Log Configuration
View Event Log
Pressing the Enter key will open the event log. Use the "K" and "L" keys to navigate through the
system event log.
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Mark All Events as Read
Selecting this and pressing the Enter key marks all events as read in the event log.
Clear Event Log
Selecting this and pressing the Enter key clears the system event log.
SR56x0 (RD890S) PCIE Error Log
This setting allows you set an error log for PCIE errors. Options include Yes or No.
Security Menu
AMI BIOS provides a Supervisor and a User password. If you use both passwords, the Supervisor
password must be set first.
Change Supervisor Password
Select this option and press <Enter> to access the sub menu, and then type in the password.
Change User Password
Select this option and press <Enter> to access the sub menu, and then type in the password.
Boot Sector Virus Protection
This option is near the bottom of the Security Setup screen. Select "Disabled" to deactivate the
Boot Sector Virus Protection. Select "Enabled" to enable boot sector protection. When "Enabled",
AMI BIOS displays a warning when any program (or virus) issues a Disk Format command or
attempts to write to the boot sector of the hard disk drive. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Boot Menu
The Boot Menu is accessible only when the "Load Onboard LAN Option ROM" setting (in the
PCI/PnP Configuration menu) is enabled.
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Boot Device Priority
This feature allows you to prioritize the boot sequence from the list of available devices. A device
that is in parenthesis has been disabled in the corresponding type menu.
Hard Disk Drives
This feature allows you to specify the boot sequence from the list of available hard disk drives. A
device that is in parenthesis has been disabled in the corresponding type menu.
Retry Boot Devices
This option allows you to retry boot devices. Options include Enabled and Disabled.
Exit Menu
Select the Exit tab from AMI BIOS Setup Utility screen to enter the Exit BIOS Setup screen.
Save Changes and Exit
When you have completed the system configuration changes, select this option to leave BIOS
Setup and reboot the computer, so the new system configuration parameters can take effect. Select
Save Changes and Exit from the Exit menu and press <Enter>.
Discard Changes and Exit
Select this option to quit BIOS Setup without making any permanent changes to the system
configuration and reboot the computer. Select Discard Changes and Exit from the Exit menu and
press <Enter>.
Discard Changes
Select this option and press <Enter> to discard all the changes and return to AMI BIOS Utility
Program.
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Load Optimal Defaults
To set this feature, select Load Optimal Defaults from the Exit menu and press <Enter>. Then
Select "OK" to allow BIOS to automatically load the Optimal Defaults as the BIOS Settings. The
Optimal settings are designed for maximum system performance, but may not work best for all
computer applications.
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
To set this feature, select Load Fail-Safe Defaults from the Exit menu and press <Enter>. The
Fail-Safe settings are designed for maximum system stability, but not maximum performance.
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A. BIOS Error Codes
During Power-On Self-Test (POST) routines, which are performed each time the system is
powered on, errors may occur.
Non-fatal errors are those which, in most cases, allow the system to continue the boot-up process.
The error messages normally appear on the screen.
Fatal errors are those which will not allow the system to continue the boot-up procedure. If a fatal
error occurs, you should consult with your system manufacturer for possible repairs.
These fatal errors are usually communicated through a series of audible beeps. The numbers on
the fatal error list (see Table A-1) correspond to the number of beeps for the corresponding error.
Table A-1
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Beep Code
Error Message
Description
1 beep
Refresh
Circuits have been reset.(Ready to power up)
5 short beeps + 1 long beep
Memory error
No memory detected in the system
1 long beep +8 short beeps
Display error
Video error - adapter missing or with faulty
memory
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Appendix B
B. System Operating and Regulatory Overview
This appendix provides basic environmental operating requirements and regulatory information
for the server.
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature: 0º to 35º C (32º to 95º F)
Non-operating Temperature: -40º to 70º C (-40º to 158º F)
Operating Relative Humidity: 20% to 95% (non-condensing)
Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Regulatory Compliance
Electromagnetic Emissions: FCC Class A, EN 55022 Class A, EN 61000-3-2/-3-3, CISPR 22
Class A
Electromagnetic Immunity: EN 55024/CISPR 24, (EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3,
EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-8, EN 61000-4-11)
Safety: CSA/EN/IEC/UL 60950-1 Compliant, UL or CSA Listed (USA and Canada), CE Marking
(Europe)
California Best Management Practices Regulations for Perchlorate Materials: This Perchlorate
warning applies only to products containing CR (Manganese Dioxide) Lithium coin cells.
“Perchlorate Material-special handling may apply. See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate”
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