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AR380 F1 Series
User Guide
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Acer AR380 F1 Series
User Guide
Acer AR380 F1
Model Number :
Serial Number:
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Information for your safety and
comfort
Safety instructions
Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future
reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
Turning the product off before cleaning
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
CAUTION for plug as disconnecting device
Observe the following guidelines when connecting and disconnecting
power to the power supply unit:
•
Install the power supply unit before connecting the power cord to
the AC power outlet.
•
Unplug the power cord before removing the power supply unit
from the computer.
•
If the system has multiple sources of power, disconnect power
from the system by unplugging all power cords from the power
supplies.
CAUTION for accessibility
Be sure that the power outlet you plug the power cord into is easily
accessible and located as close to the equipment operator as possible.
When you need to disconnect power to the equipment, be sure to
unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
Warnings
•
Do not use this product near water.
•
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the
product falls, it could be seriously damaged.
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•
Slots and openings are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable
operation of the product and to protect it from overheating.
These openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings
should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug
or other similar surface. This product should never be placed near
or over a radiator or heat register, or in a built-in installation
unless proper ventilation is provided.
•
Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet
slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid
of any kind onto or into the product.
•
To avoid damage of internal components and to prevent battery
leakage, do not place the product on a vibrating surface.
•
Never use it under sporting, exercising, or any vibrating
environment which will probably cause unexpected short current
or damage rotor devices, HDD, Optical drive, and even exposure
risk from lithium battery pack.
•
This product is not suitable for use with visual display workplace
devices according to B2 of the German Ordinance for Work with
Visual Display Units.
Using electrical power
•
This product should be operated from the type of power indicated
on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power
available, consult your dealer or local power company.
•
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate
this product where people will walk on the cord.
•
If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the
total ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension
cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also,
make sure that the total rating of all products plugged into the
wall outlet does not exceed the fuse rating.
•
Do not overload a power outlet, strip or receptacle by plugging in
too many devices. The overall system load must not exceed 80% of
the branch circuit rating. If power strips are used, the load should
not exceed 80% of the power strip's input rating.
•
This product's power supply is equipped with a three-wire
grounded plug. The plug only fits in a grounded power outlet.
Make sure the power outlet is properly grounded before inserting
the power supply plug. Do not insert the plug into a non-
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grounded power outlet. Contact your electrician for details.
Warning! The grounding pin is a safety feature. Using a power
outlet that is not properly grounded may result in electric shock
and/or injury.
Note: The grounding pin also provides good protection from
unexpected noise produced by other nearby electrical devices that
may interfere with the performance of this product.
•
Use the product only with the supplied power supply cord set. If
you need to replace the power cord set, make sure that the new
power cord meets the following requirements: detachable type,
UL listed/CSA certified, VDE approved or its equivalent, 4.6 meters
(15 feet) maximum length.
Product servicing
Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other
risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel when:
•
the power cord or plug is damaged, cut or frayed
•
liquid was spilled into the product
•
the product was exposed to rain or water
•
the product has been dropped or the case has been damaged
•
the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a
need for service
•
the product does not operate normally after following the
operating instructions
Note: Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions, since improper adjustment of other controls may
result in damage and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the product to normal condition.
This server must be placed in a restricted access location.
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CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Additional safety information
Your device and its enhancements may contain small parts. Keep them
out of the reach of small children.
Disposal instructions
Do not throw this electronic device into the trash when
discarding. To minimize pollution and ensure utmost
protection of the global environment, please recycle. For
more information on the Waste from Electrical and
Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit
http://www.acer-group.com/public/Sustainability/sustainability01.htm.
Mercury advisory
For projectors or electronic products containing an LCD/CRT
monitor or display: Lamp(s) inside this product contain
mercury and must be recycled or disposed of according to local, state
or federal laws. For more information, contact the Electronic Industries
Alliance at www.eiae.org. For lamp-specific disposal information,
check www.lamprecycle.org.
Tips and information for comfortable use
Computer users may complain of eyestrin and headaches after
prolonged use. Users are also at risk of physical injury after long hours
of working in front of a computer. Long work periods, bad posture,
poor work habits, stress, inadequate working conditions, personal
health and other factors greatly increase the risk of physical injury.
Incorrect computer usage may lead to carpal tunnel syndrome,
tendonitis, tenosynovitis or other musculoskeletal disorders. The
following symptoms may appear in the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders,
neck or back:
• numbness, or a burning or tingling sensation
• aching, soreness or tenderness
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• pain, swelling or throbbing
• stiffness or tightness
• coldness or weakness
If you have these symptoms, or any other recurring or persistent
discomfort and/or pain related to computer use, consult a physician
immediately and inform your company's health and safety
department.
The following section provides tips for more comfortable computer
use.
Finding your comfort zone
Find your comfort zone by adjusting the viewing angle of the monitor,
using a footrest, or raising your sitting height to achieve maximum
comfort. Observe the following tips:
•
refrain from staying too long in one fixed posture
•
avoid slouching forward and/or leaning backward
•
stand up and walk around regularly to remove the strain on your
leg muscles
•
take short rests to relax your neck and shoulders
•
avoid tensing your muscles or shrugging your shoulders
•
install the external display, keyboard and mouse properly and
within comfortable reach
•
if you view your monitor more than your documents, place the
display at the center of your desk to minimize neck strain
Taking care of your vision
Long viewing hours, wearing incorrect glasses or contact lenses, glare,
excessive room lighting, poorly focused screens, very small typefaces
and low-contrast displays could stress your eyes. The following sections
provide suggestions on how to reduce eyestrain.
Eyes
•
Rest your eyes frequently.
•
Give your eyes regular breaks by looking away from the monitor
and focusing on a distant point.
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Blink frequently to keep your eyes from drying out.
Display
•
Keep your display clean.
•
Keep your head at a higher level than the top edge of the display
so your eyes point downward when looking at the middle of the
display.
•
Adjust the display brightness and/or contrast to a comfortable
level for enhanced text readability and graphics clarity.
•
Eliminate glare and reflections by:
•
placing your display in such a way that the side faces the
window or any light source
•
minimizing room light by using drapes, shades or blinds
•
using a task light
•
changing the display's viewing angle
•
using a glare-reduction filter
•
using a display visor, such as a piece of cardboard extended
from the display's top front edge
•
Avoid adjusting your display to an awkward viewing angle.
•
Avoid looking at bright light sources, such as open windows, for
extended periods of time.
Developing good work habits
Develop the following work habits to make your computer use more
relaxing and productive:
•
Take short breaks regularly and often.
•
Perform some stretching exercises.
•
Breathe fresh air as often as possible.
•
Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy body.
Warning! We do not recommend using the computer on a couch
or bed. If this is unavoidable, work for only short periods, take
breaks regularly, and do some stretching exercises.
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Regulations and safety notices
FCC notice
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This device generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this device does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
device off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the device and receiver.
•
Connect the device into an outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician
for help.
Notice: Shielded cables
All connections to other computing devices must be made using
shielded cables to maintain compliance with FCC regulations. In
compliance with FCC regulations, use shielded cables to connect to
other computing devices. A dual-link cable is recommended for DVI
output.
Notice: Peripheral devices
Only peripherals (input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.)
certified to comply with the Class A limits may be attached to this
equipment. Operation with non-certified peripherals is likely to result
in interference to radio and TV reception.
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Caution
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer
could void the user's authority, which is granted by the Federal
Communications Commission, to operate this computer.
Operation conditions
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Notice: Canadian users
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Remarque à l'intention des utilisateurs canadiens
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB003 du Canada.
Compliant with Russian regulatory certification
Notice for Australia
For safety reasons, only connect headsets with a telecommunications
compliance label. This includes customer equipment previously labelled
permitted or certified.
Notice for New Zealand
1
The grant of a Telepermit for any item of terminal equipment
indicates only that Telecom has accepted that the item complies
with minimum conditions for connection to its network. It
indicates no endorsement of the product by Telecom, nor does it
provide any sort of warranty. Above all, it provides no assurance
that any item will work correctly in all respects with another item
of Telepermitted equipment of a different make or model, nor
does it imply that any product is compatible with all of Telecom's
network services.
2
This equipment is not capable, under all operating conditions, of
correct operation at the higher speeds for which it is designed.
Telecom will accept no responsibility should difficulties arise in
such circumstances.
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3
Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom's
Telepermit requirements are dependent on the equipment (PC)
associated with this device. The associated equipment shall be set
to operate within the following limits for compliance with
Telecom's Specifications:
a
There shall be no more than 10 call attempts to the same number
within any 30 minute period for any single manual call initiation, and
b
The equipment shall go on-hook for a period of not less than 30
seconds between the end of one attempt and the beginning of the
next call attempt.
4
Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom's
Telepermit requirements are dependent on the equipment (PC)
associated with this device. In order to operate within the limits
for compliance with Telecom's specifications, the associated
equipment shall be set to ensure that automatic calls to different
numbers are spaced such that there is not less than 5 seconds
between the end of one call attempt and the beginning of
another.
5
This equipment shall not be set up to make automatic calls to
Telecom's 111 Emergency Service.
6
This device is equipped with pulse dialing while the Telecom
standard is DTMF tone dialing. There is no guarantee that Telecom
lines will always continue to support pulse dialing.
7
Use of pulse dialing, when this equipment is connected to the
same line as other equipment, may give rise to bell tinkle or noise
and may also cause a false answer condition. Should such problems
occur, the user should NOT contact the telecom Fault Service.
8
This equipment may not provide for the effective hand-over of a
call to another device connected to the same line.
9
Under power failure conditions this appliance may not operate.
Please ensure that a separate telephone, not dependent on local
power, is available for emergency use.
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Notice: BSMI
Power Supply Unit (PSU) statement
Power supply unit (PSU) redundancy claim ensures that the system may
continue to run normally in the event one power supply unit becomes
inoperable. Under normal operation, both power supplies share the
system loading.
Laser compliance statement
The CD or DVD drive used with this computer is a laser product.
The CD or DVD drive's classification label (shown below) is located on
the drive.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
CAUTION: INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID
EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
Appareil à laser de classe 1
Attention : Radiation laser visible et invisible en cas d’ouverture. Éviter
toute exposition aux rayons.
Laserprodukt der Klasse 1
Achtung: Beim Öffnen werden unsichtbare Laserstrahlen freigelegt.
Setzen Sie sich diesen Strahlen nicht aus.
Prodotto laser di classe 1
Attenzione: Radiazioni laser invisibili in caso d’apertura. Evitare
l’esposizione ai raggi.
Producto láser de Clase 1
Precaución: Cuando está abierta, hay radiación láser. Evite una
exposición al haz de luz.
Produto Laser de Classe 1
Precaução: Radiação laser invisível quando aberto. Evite exposição ao
feixe.
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Laserproduct klasse 1
Voorzichtig: Onzichtbare laserstraling indien geopend. Voorkom
blootstelling aan straal.
Declaration of Conformity for EU countries
Hereby, Acer, declares that this system is in compliance with the
essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/
5/EC.
List of applicable countries
This device must be used in strict accordance with the regulations and
constraints in the country of use. For further information, please
contact local office in the country of use. Please see
http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/rtte/implem.htm for the latest country
list.
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1 System tour
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Overview
External and internal structure
Front panel
Rear panel
Internal components
Mainboard
2 System setup
Setting up the system
Pre-installation requirements
Connecting peripherals
Turning on the system
To power on the system:
Power-on problems
Configuring the system OS
Turning off the system
3 System upgrades
Installation precautions
ESD precautions
Pre-installation instructions
Post-installation instructions
Opening the server
Configuring the storage devices
Accessing the drive bays
Hard disk drive configuration guidelines
Determining drive status
Removing and installing a 3.5” hard disk drive
Removing and installing a 2.5” hard disk drive
Removing and installing an optical drive
Installing and removing the power supply
Power supply failure
Replacing the power supply
Removing and installing the air duct
Replacing a system fan
Replacing the processor and heatsink
Removing the heatsink
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Information for your safety and comfort
Regulations and safety notices
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Installing a heatsink
Upgrading the processor
Upgrading the system memory
Installing a memory module:
Removing a memory module:
Installing an expansion card
Installing a SAS card
Installing the rear SAS card
Installing the right riser card
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4 System Bios
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Introduction
The BIOS setup utility
Changing configuration data
Main setup
Advanced Settings
Boot Features
Processor & Clock Options
Advanced Chipset Control
IDE/SATA configuration
PCI/PnP configuration
Super IO Configuration
Hardware Health Configuration
ACPI configuration
Security Settings
System Management Settings
Product Information
Remote Access Configuration
DMI Event Logging
Boot Settings
Boot Device Priority
Hard Disk Drives
CD/DVD Drive
Exit
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5 System troubleshooting
Resetting the system
Initial system startup problems
BIOS error beep codes
Initial troubleshooting checklist
Hardware diagnostic testing
Checking the boot-up status
Verifying the condition of the storage devices
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Confirming loading of the operating system
Specific problems and corrective actions
Appendix A: Server management tools
Server management overview
RAID configuration utilities
Intel onboard SATA RAID Creation
Adaptec onboard SATA RAID Creation
Configuring LSI MegaRAID SAS 8204ELP
MEGARAID SAS 8708EM2 RAID CREATION
FLEX IO LSI 1078 SAS RAID CREATION
Appendix B:
Rack installation information
System rack installation
Vertical mounting hole pattern
Installing the system into the rack
Appendix C: Acer Smart Console
Using Acer Smart Console
Software requirements
Accessing Acer Smart Console
Acer Smart Console user interface
System Information
Server Health
Configuration
Remote Control
Launch SOL
Virtual Media
Maintenance
KVM function description
Exit
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Overview
The AR380 F1 is a high-performance 2U rack-mount dual-socket server
that supports up to two new generations of Intel architecture
processors (Intel® Xeon 5500 series and Intel® Xeon 5600 series
processors), DDR3 memory technology, PCI Express Gen2 (5.0Gb/s)
quad onboard gigabit Ethernet controllers with Intel® I/O Acceleration
Technology (IOAT), VT-d and iSCSI boot and integrated BMC
management feature.
The AR380 F1 targets medium businesses that require server solution
combined with performance, reliability and expandability to support
applications such as FTP server, file/printer server, data center, data
center and Internet/Intranet server. The AR380 F1 is a flexible and
highly reliable rack-mount server that satisfy growing businesses and
customers’ needs.
System features and support
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Six 3.5-inch or sixteen 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hard disk drives.
•
Hot-plug system fans
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Dual Intel® Xeon 5500 / 5600 processors
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Eighteen DIMM slots that support a maximum of 192 GB
(registered) or 48 GB (unbuffered) memory
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External and internal structure
Front panel
The illustration below shows the system front panel.
With 3.5-inch HDD bays
With 2.5-inch HDD bays
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No.
Icon
Component
1
Optical drive
2
Monitor port
3
USB 2.0 ports
4
LAN4 activity indicator
5
LAN3 activity indicator
6
System ID indicator/button
7
LAN2 activity indicator
8
LAN1 activity indicator
9
Status/fault indicator
10
HDD activity indicator
11
Power indicator
12
Power button
13
Rack handles
14
Tape drive bay
15
3.5-inch or 2.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) bays
5
No.
Icon
Component
16
Hot-plug HDD activity indicator
17
Hot-plug HDD status indicator
Front panel LED indicator status
LED indicator
Power
indicator
HDD activity
indicator
System
ID LED /
Button
Status/Fault
indicator
LED color
LED state
Status
Green
On
S0: Power ON
Green
Blinking (1 Hz at
50% duty cycle)
S1: Sleep
N/A
Off
S4
N/A
Off
S5
Amber
Blinking
HDD access
N/A
Off
No access
Blue
On
System ID button
pressed
Blue
Blinking
IPMI-activated system
ID
Red
On
CPU overheat
Red
Fast Blink (1x/sec)
Fan failure
Red
Slow Blink (1x/4sec)
Power failure
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LED indicator
LED color
LED state
Status
LAN activity
indicators
Green
On
LAN Link / No Access
(LAN1,
Green
Blinking
LAN Access
LAN2
N/A
Off
Disconnect / Idle
LAN3
LAN4)
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Rear panel
No.
Component
1
Power supply modules
2
PS/2 mouse port
3
PS/2 keyboard port
4
Server management port (RJ-45) (10/100 Mbps)
5
USB 2.0 ports
6
COM port
7
Monitor port
8-11
Gigabit LAN1 - 4 ports (10/100/1000 Mbps)
12
Flex I/O expansion slot
13 -14
Full-height PCI Express 2.0 x8 (x4 link) expansion slots
15
Full-height PCI Express 2.0 x16 (x8 link) expansion slot
16-18
Low-profile PCI Express 2.0 x8 (x4 link) expansion slots
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System ID indicator
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Rear panel LED indicator status
LED indicator
LED color
LED state
Status
System ID LED
N/A
Off
Normal
Blue
On
System ID button pressed
Blue
Blinking
IPMI-activated system ID
LAN port LED indicators
LED indicator
LED color
LED state
Status
RJ45 LED (Left)
N/A
Off
No connection or 10 Mbps
Green
On
100 Mbps
Amber
On
1000 Mbps
Yellow
On
Active connection
Yellow
Blinking
Transmit/Receive activity
RJ45 LED (Right)
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Internal components
No.
Component
1
Hard disk drive bay
2
System fan modules
3
Memory modules
4
Air duct
5
PCI riser board bracket assembly
6
Mainboard
7
Power supply module
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Mainboard
The mainboard becomes accessible once you open the system. It should
look like the figure shown below.
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No.
Connector
Description
1
P1-DIMM3A
DDR3 sockets for processor 1
P1-DIMM3B
P1-DIMM3C
P1-DIMM2A
P1-DIMM2B
P1-DIMM2C
P1-DIMM1A
P1-DIMM1B
P1-DIMM1C
2
CPU2
Processor 2 socket
3
JPW1
ATX 24-pin power connector
4
JPW2/JPW3
12V 8-pin power connectors
5
FAN1
Chassis fan 1
6
JPI2C
Power supply SMB bus I2C header
7
JPK1
NIC3/NIC4 LED headers
8
FAN2
Chassis fan 2
9
IPMB1/
JIPMB2
4-pin/3-pin external BMC I2C header
10
FAN3
Chassis fan 3
11
FAN4
Chassis fan 4
12
USB 2/3
Internal 2-port USB header (USB 2/3) for tape drive
13
JF1
Front panel control header
14
T-SGPIO1
Serial General Purpose Input/Output header 1
15
T-SGPIO2
Serial General Purpose Input/Output header 2
16
I-SATA0~5
SATA ports
Note: I-SATA5 is reserved for an installed optical drive.
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No.
Connector
Description
17
USB 4/5
Front panel accessible USB headers (USB4/5)
18
JL1
Chassis intrusion
19
USB 6
Front panel accessible type A USB connector USB6
20
JTPM
Trusted platform module header (JP8)
21
COM2
Serial port 2 connection
22
SXB3
Left side riser card slot
23
SXB1
Left side riser card slot
24
SXB2
Right side riser card slot
25
UIOP
Left side riser card slot
26
ID
System ID LED
27
LAN3/LAN4
G-bit ethernet ports 3/4
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LAN1/LAN2
G-bit ethernet ports 1/2
29
VGA1
Rear VGA port
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VGA2
Front VGA port
31
COM1
COM1 serial connection
32
IPMI LAN
IPMI dedicated LAN
33
USB 0/1
Back panel USB 0/1
34
KB/MS
PS2 keyboard/mouse
35
SP1
Onboard buzzer
36
JBT1
Onboard battery
37
FAN7
CPU2 FAN (Reserved)
38
FAN8
CPU1 FAN (Reserved)
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CPU1
Processor 1 socket
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No.
40
Connector
Description
P2-DIMM1C
DDR3 sockets for processor 2
P2-DIMM1B
P2-DIMM1A
P2-DIMM2C
P2-DIMM2B
P2-DIMM2A
P2-DIMM3C
P2-DIMM3B
P2-DIMM3A
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USB7
Front panel accessible USB headers (USB7)
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Mainboard jumper settings
No.
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
1
JBT1
Clear CMOS
Instead of pins, this jumper consists
of contact pads to prevent accidental
clearing of the CMOS contents. To
clear CMOS, disconnect the power
and short the CMOS pads with a
metal object such as a small
screwdriver.
2
JI2C1/
JI2C2
SMB to PCI-E slots
Off (disable)
3
JP3
ME Mode Select
Pins 2~3 (disable)
4
JP5
ME Recovery
Open (normal)
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No.
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
5
JPB
BMC Enabled
Pins 1~2 (enable)
6
JPG1
VGA Enable
Pins 1~2 (enable)
7
JPL1/
JPL2
GLAN1/GLAN2
Enable
Pins 1~2 (enable)
8
JPRST1
BMC/PHY Enable
Pins 1~2 (enable)
9
JWD
Watch Dog
Pins 1~2 (reset)
Note: Jumpers not indicated are for test purposes only.
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Mainboard LEDs
No.
LED
Description
State
Status
1
D20
BMC heartbeat
LED
Green blinking
Normal
2
LE1
Standby power
LED
Solid green
Power on
3
LE11
System ID LED
Solid blue
System ID
2 System
setup
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2 System setup
Setting up the system
Pre-installation requirements
Selecting a site
Before unpacking and installing the system, select a suitable site for
the system for maximum efficiency. Consider the following factors
when choosing a site for the system:
•
Near a grounded power outlet.
•
Clean and dust-free.
•
Stable surface free from vibration.
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Well-ventilated and away from sources of heat.
•
Protected from electromagnetic fields produced by electrical
devices such as air conditioners, radio and TV transmitters, etc.
Package contents
Ensure you have the following items:
•
Acer AR380 system
•
Acer AR380 accessory box
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your dealer
immediately.
Save the boxes and packing materials for future use.
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Connecting peripherals
Caution! The server operates on 100-127/200-240 VAC only. Do
not connect the system to an incorrect voltage source.
Refer to the illustration below for specific connection instructions on
the peripherals you want to connect to the system.
Front connections
Rear connections
Note: Consult the operating system manual for information on
how to configure the network setup.
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Turning on the system
After making sure that you have properly set up the system and
connected all the required cables, you can now power on the system.
To power on the system:
After plugging in the power cord, press the power button.
The system starts up and displays a welcome message on the monitor.
After that, a series of POST messages appears. The POST messages
indicate if the system is running well or not.
Note: If the system does not turn on or boot after pressing the
power button(s), go to the next section for the possible causes of
the boot failure.
Aside from the POST messages, you can determine if the system is in
good condition by checking if the following occurred.
•
The power indicator on the front panel lights up green.
•
The Num Lock, Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock indicators on the
keyboard light up.
Power-on problems
If the system does not boot after you have applied power, check
thefollowing factors that might have caused the boot failure.
•
The external power cord may be loosely connected.
Check the power cord connection from the power source to the
power supply module AC input connector on the rear panel. Make
sure that the power cord is properly connected to the power
source and to the AC input connector.
•
No power comes from the grounded power outlet.
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Have an electrician check your power outlet.
•
Loose or improperly connected internal power cables.
Check the internal cable connections. If you are not confident to
perform this step, ask a qualified technician to assist you.
Warning! Make sure all power cords are disconnected from the
electrical outlet before performing this task.
Note: If you have gone through the preceding actions and the
system still fails to boot, ask your dealer or a qualified technician
for assistance.
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Configuring the system OS
Acer Smart Setup assists you to conveniently install your choice of
operating system.
Note: To purchase the Acer Smart Server Manager software,
contact your local Acer representative.
To start using Smart Setup, follow the steps below.
1
Locate the Smart Setup included in the system package.
2
If an optional DVD drive is not installed in the server, connect an
external DVD drive to your system. Press the Stop/Eject button on
the DVD drive to eject the disc tray.
3
When the disc tray slides open, insert the Smart Setup DVD with
the label or title side of the disc facing upward.
Note: When handling the disc, hold it by the edges to avoid
smudges or fingerprints.
4
Gently press the disc down to make sure that it is properly
inserted.
Caution! While pressing the disc, be careful not to bend the disc
tray. Make sure that the disc is properly inserted before closing
the disc tray. Improper insertion may damage both the disc and
the CD-ROM drive.
5
Gently press the drive Stop/Eject button again to close the disc
tray.
6
On the Acer Smart Setup window, select OS Installation.
7
Follow all onscreen instructions.
For more information, refer to the Smart Setup Help file.
Note: The Windows or Linux OS disc is needed when you install
the OS with the Smart Setup.
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Turning off the system
There are two ways to turn off the server — via software or via
hardware. The software procedure below applies to a system running
the Windows operating system. For further operating system
shutdown procedures, refer to the related user documentation.
To turn off the system via software:
1
Press <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Delete> on the attached keyboard or click
Start on the Windows taskbar.
2
Select Shut Down.
3
Select Shut down from the drop-down window then click on OK.
To turn off the system via hardware:
If you cannot shut down the server using the software, press and hold
the power button for at least four seconds. Quickly pressing the button
may put the server in a Suspend mode only.
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Installation precautions
Before you install any server component, we recommend that you read
the following sections. These sections contain important ESD
precautions along with pre-installation and post-installation
instructions.
ESD precautions
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage the processor, disk drives,
expansion boards, mainboard, memory modules and other server
components. Always observe the following precautions before you
install a server component:
•
Do not remove a component from its protective packaging until
you are ready to install it.
•
Do not touch the component pins, leads, or circuitry.
•
Components with a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assembly should
always be laid with the assembly-side down.
•
Wear a wrist grounding strap and attach it to a metal part of the
server before handling components. If a wrist strap is not
available, maintain contact with the server throughout any
procedure requiring ESD protection.
•
Keep the work area free of nonconductive materials, such as
ordinary plastic assembly aids and foam packing.
Pre-installation instructions
Perform the steps below before you open the server or before you
remove or replace any component:
Warning! Failure to properly turn off the server before you start
installing components may cause serious damage. Do not attempt
the procedures described in the following sections unless you are
a qualified service technician.
1
Turn off the system and all the peripherals connected to it.
2
Unplug all cables from the power outlets.
3
Disconnect all telecommunication cables from their ports.
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4
Place the system unit on a flat, stable surface.
5
Open the system according to the instructions on page 43.
6
Follow the ESD precautions described in this section when
handling a server component.
Post-installation instructions
Perform the steps below after installing a server component.
1
See to it that all components are installed according to the
described step-by-step instructions.
2
Reinstall all components or cable that have been previously
removed.
3
Reinstall the top cover.
4
Reconnect the necessary cables.
5
Turn on the system.
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Opening the server
Caution: Before you proceed, make sure that you have turned off
the system and all peripherals connected to it. Read the “Preinstallation instructions” on page 26.
You need to open the server before you can install additional
components or access the system’s internal components. Refer to the
following sections for instructions.
Removing the top cover
Note: Observe the ESD precautions and pre-installation
instructions described on page 26.
1
Press and hold the two release buttons.
2
Slide the cover toward the rear of the chassis.
3
Lift the cover off the chassis.
4
Put the top cover aside for reinstallation later.
Installing the top cover
1
Perform the pre-installation instructions described on page 26.
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2
Install the top cover.
(1) Place the top cover on the chassis so that the tabs on the
cover align with the slots on the chassis.
(2) Slide the top cover toward the front of the chassis until it
is fully closed.
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Configuring the storage devices
The system supports up to four 3.5-inch hot-plug SAS/SATA hard disk
drives. An optional optical drive can also be added to the server.
Accessing the drive bays
Since SAS/SATA drives have hot-plug capability, you do not need to
access the inside of the chassis or power down the system to install or
replace SAS/SATA drives. Proceed to the next step for instructions.
Note: The operating system you use must have RAID support to
enable the hot-plug capability of the SATA drives.
Caution: When working around the SATA backplane, do not
touch the backplane with any metal objects and make sure no
cables touch the backplane. Also, regardless of how many SATA
drives are installed, all eight drive carriers must remain in the
chassis to maintain proper airflow.
Hard disk drive configuration guidelines
Observe these guidelines when replacing or installing a hard disk drive.
•
Use only qualified SAS or SATA HDDs. To purchase a SAS or SATA
HDD, contact your local representative.
•
Before removing a hard disk drive, make sure to back up all
important system files.
•
Check hard disk drive status by checking the status LED indicators
on the HDD carrier.
•
The hard disk drive carriers must be installed in the following
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order:
Determining drive status
Each HDD carrier features two status LED indicators (see page 5) to
display the hard drive status. If you are replacing a failed HDD,
determine which drive has failed by checking the hot-plug HDD status
indicators.
3.5” HDD
2.5” HDD
Description
Onboard SATA RAID
Green
Red
HDD present no access
Off
Off
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Description
HDD access
Blink
Off
RAID add-on card
HDD present no access
SAS: On
SATA: Off
HDD access
Blink
HDD failure
HDD removal
On
Off
Off
HDD insertion and rebuilding
Blink 1Hz
HDD locate
Blink 4Hz
Removing and installing a 3.5” hard disk
drive
Removing a 3.5” hard disk drive with carrier
1
Observe the ESD precautions described on page 26.
2
Remove the carrier with failed HDD.
3
Remove the HDD carrier.
(1) Unlock the HDD carrier latch.
(2) Slide the HDD carrier latch to release the lever.
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(3) Pull the lever and slide the carrier from the chassis.
4
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 27.
Installing a 3.5” hard disk drive with carrier
1
Slide the HDD carrier all the way into the drive bay.
2
Use the lever to push the HDD carrier until it locks into place, then
close the HDD carrier lever.
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3
Lock the HDD carrier.
4
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 27.
Removing and installing a 2.5” hard disk
drive
Removing a 2.5” hard disk drive with carrier
1
Observe the ESD precautions described on page 26.
2
Remove the carrier with failed HDD.
3
Remove the HDD carrier.
(1) Unlock the HDD carrier latch.
(2) Slide the HDD carrier latch to release the lever.
(3) Pull the lever up.
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(4) Grasp the lever and pull the carrier from the chassis.
4
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 27.
Installing a 2.5” hard disk drive with carrier
1
Slide the HDD carrier all the way into the drive bay.
2
Use the lever to push the HDD carrier into the chassis until it locks
in place, then close the HDD carrier lever.
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Lock the HDD carrier.
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 27
Removing the 2.5” Carrier Cage
1
Observe the ESD precautions described on page 26.
2
Observe the Pre-installation instructions on page 26.
3
Unplug the power and data cables from the cage drives.
4
Remove the four screws of the HDD cage (1).
5
Slide the HDD cage out of the system chassis (2).
6
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 27.
Installing the 2.5” Carrier Cage
1
Slide the HDD cage into the system chassis.
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2
Replace the four screws of the HDD cage.
3
Pug the power and data cables of the carrier hard drives.
4
Install the top cover. See page 28.
5
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 27.
Removing and installing an optical drive
The system supports a slim SATA optical drive.
Removing an optical drive
1
Observe the ESD precautions described on page 26.
2
Observe the Pre-installation instructions on page 26.
3
Unplug the power and data cables from the drive (1),(2).
4
Locate the locking tab at the rear of the drive.
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5
Pull the tab away from the drive and push the drive out of the
system.(3)
6
Remove the ODD carrier frame.
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Installing an optical drive
1
Remove the ODD slot cover if present.
2
Install the ODD carrier frame to the ODD with the four screws.
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3
Insert the ODD into the system chassis. The drive is properly
inserted if you hear a click and the locking tab locks into place (1).
4
Plug the power and data cables to the new optical drive (2), (3).
5
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 27.
Note: I-SATA5 port is reserved for connecting to the installed
optical drive.
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Installing and removing the power
supply
WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury or
damage to the equipment, the installation of power
supply modules should be referred to individuals who
are qualified to service server systems and are trained
to deal with equipment capable of generating
hazardous energy levels.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury from
hot surfaces, observe the thermal labels on each power
supply module. You can also consider wearing
protective gloves.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury from
electric shock hazards, do not open the power supply
modules. There are no serviceable parts inside the
module.
Caution! Electrostatic discharge can damage electronic
components. Make sure that you are properly
grounded before handling a power supply module.
Caution! Due to chassis airflow disruption, a power
supply bay should never be vacant for more than two
minutes when the server is powered on. Exceeding five
minutes might cause the system to exceed the
maximum acceptable temperature and possibly
damage the system components.
Caution! The power supply is only hot-pluggable if you
have a redundant system with two power supplies
installed. If you only have one power supply installed,
before removing or replacing the power supply, you
must first take the server out of service, turn off all
peripheral devices connected to the system, turn off
the system by pressing the power button, and unplug
the AC power cord from the system or wall outlet.
The server has a single 720-Watt power supply, capable of operating at
100 - 240 input volts.
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Power supply failure
If the power supply unit fails, the system will shut down and you will
need to replace the power supply unit. Replacement units can be
ordered directly from Acer.
Replacing the power supply
Press the main power button on the front of the chassis and then
unplug the AC power cord to completely remove power from the
system before removing the power supply.
1
Remove the AC power cord from the power supply.
2
Remove the power supply module.
(1) Press the power supply release latch to release the power
supply module from the chassis.
(2) Use the handle to pull the failed power supply module
out of the server.
3
Install a new power supply module with the exact same model.
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4
Push the new power supply module into the power bay until it
clicks into place.
5
Plug the AC power cord back into the module and power up the
server by pushing the power on button.
Removing and installing the air duct
Caution: Always operate your server with the air duct installed to
ensure reliable and continued operation.
Removing the air duct
1
Perform the pre-installation instructions described on page 26.
2
Lift the air duct from the chassis.
Installing the air duct
1
Perform the pre-installation instructions described on page 26.
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Place the air duct on the chassis so that the tabs on the air duct
align with the slots on the chassis.
Caution: Do not pinch or unplug cables that may be near or under
the air duct.
3
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 27.
Replacing a system fan
The system has four high-performance PWM fans to provide the
cooling for the system. Fan speed may be controlled by a setting in
BIOS (see Chapter 4).
To replace a fan module:
1
Perform the pre-installation instructions described on page 26.
Warning! The system fan becomes very hot when the system is on.
Allow it to cool off first before handling.
2
Remove the top chassis cover while the system is still running to
determine which of the fans has failed.
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3
Remove the fan module.
(1) Push the fan clip handles inwards.
(2) Pull the fan up and away from the chassis.
4
Install the new fan module.
(1) Insert the new fan into the chassis.
(2) Push downwards until firmly seated.
5
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 27.
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Replacing the processor and
heatsink
Notes:
•
Always connect the power cord last and always remove it before
adding, removing or changing any hardware components. Make
sure that you install the processor into the CPU socket before you
install the CPU heatsink.
•
If you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you use an Intelcertified multidirectional heatsink and fan only.
•
Make sure to install the serverboard into the chassis before you
install the CPU heatsinks.
•
When receiving a serverboard without a processor pre-installed,
make sure that the plastic CPU socket cap is in place and none of
the socket pins is bent; otherwise, contact your retailer
immediately.
Removing the heatsink
Warning! It is not recommended that the CPU or the heatsink be
removed. However, if you do need to uninstall the heatsink,
please follow the instructions below to prevent damage to the
CPU or the CPU socket.
1
Remove power from the system and unplug the AC power cord
from the power supply.
2
Observe the pre-installation instructions on page 26.
3
Remove the air duct. See page 43.
4
Disconnect the heatsink fan wires from the CPU fan header.
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5
Using a screwdriver, loosen the heatsink screws from the
mainboard.
6
Lift the heat sink away from the processor.
7
Lay down the heat sink in an upright position — with the thermal
patch facing upward. Do not let the thermal patch touch the work
surface.
Installing a heatsink
Caution: The heat sink has a thermal interface material (TIM) on
the underside. Use caution so that you do not damage the TIM. If
a protective film is installed on the TIM, remove it.
1
Remove power from the system and unplug the AC power cord
from the power supply.
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2
Do not apply any thermal grease to the heatsink or the CPU die;
the required amount has already been applied.
3
Place the heatsink on top of the CPU so that the four mounting
holes are aligned with those on the (preinstalled) heatsink
retention mechanism.
4
Screw in two diagonal screws (i.e. the #1 and the #2 screws) until
just snug. Do not fully tighten the screws or you may damage the
CPU.)
5
Add the two remaining screws then finish the installation by fully
tightening all four screws.
6
Install the air duct. See page 43.
7
Observe the post-installation instructions on page 27.
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Upgrading the processor
Processor configuration guidelines
The server supports two LGA 1366 processor sockets supporting dualcore or quad-core Intel Xeon processors. The supplied processors may
be upgraded or additional processors installed.
Observe the following guidelines when replacing or installing a
processor.
•
Processor 1 socket must always be populated. If no processor is
installed in this socket, the system will fail to boot.
•
Before removing a processor, make sure to back up all important
system files.
•
When installing a second processor, make sure it has same
stepping and frequency specifications as the default processor.
•
Handle the processor and the heat sink carefully. Damage to either
may prevent the system from functioning properly.
Replacing the processor
Warning! The processor becomes very hot when the system is on.
Allow it to cool off first before handling.
(1) Remove the heatsink (see “Removing the heatsink” on
page 46).
(2) Release then lift the load lever.
(3) Open the retention plate to expose the socket body.
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(4) Grasp the installed processor by its edges and lift it out of
its socket.
(5) Store the old processor inside an anti-static bag.
8
Remove the new processor from its protective packaging.
9
Install the new processor.
(1) Hold the processor by its edges. Make sure the alignment
tabs on the socket fit the two notch located on the edge
of the processor. The pins are keyed in such a way that
you cannot install the processor in the wrong orientation
without bending the pins.
(2) Insert the new processor in the socket.
(3) Close the retention plate.
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(4) Engage the load lever back into place.
10 Apply the thermal interface material.
(1) Use an alcohol pad to wipe off the old thermal grease
from both the heat sink and the processor socket
retention plate.
(2) Apply a thin layer of an approved thermal interface
material before installing the heat sink.
Make sure that only a very thin layer is applied so that
both contact surfaces are still visible.
11 Install the heatsink (see “Installing a heatsink” on page 47).
12 Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 27.
13 Repeat the steps above to replace the second processor.
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Upgrading the system memory
System memory interface
The system has eighteen DIMM slots. Each CPU controls nine slots. The
DIMM slots support DDR3-1333 registered/unbuffered ECC memory
modules. For single rank and dual rank RDIMM, a maximum 3 DIMMs
per channel and a total 18 DIMMs can be supported. For UDIMMs and
quad rank RDIMMs, only 2 DIMMs per channel are supported and
maximum total 12 DIMMs.
•
Each CPU has three memory channels (channel 1, 2 and 3).
•
Each channel has 3 slots.
To maximize the memory performance, the DIMM modules should be
installed as balanced as possible among processors and memory
channels. And slots with the same slot number across memory channels
should be populated with identical DIMM.
Independent mode:
Single processor configuration
No. of
DIMM
P11C
P11B
P11A
P12C
P12B
P12A
1
X
2
X
X
3
X
X
4
X
X
X
X
6
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
9*
X
*SR/DR RDIMM only
X
P13C
P13B
P13A
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Dual processor configuration
No. of
DIMM
P11C
P11B
P11A
P12C
P12B
P12A
2
X
3
X
X
4
X
X
6
X
X
P13C
P13B
P13A
X
X
8
X
X
X
X
9
X
X
X
X
X
X
12
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
18*
No. of
DIMM
X
P21B
2
P21A
X
P22C
P22B
P22A
P21C
X
P23C
P23B
X
P23A
X
3
4
X
X
6
X
X
8
X
9
X
X
X
12
X
X
18*
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
*SR/DR RDIMM only
3 DIMM per channel configuration is only available for single/dual rank
RDIMM. UDIMM and Quad rank RDIMM can only support 2 DIMM per
channel.
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Mirroring mode:
•
For mirroring mode, the memory contains a primary image and a
copy of the primary image. Therefore, the effective size of
memory is reduced by at least one-half.
•
Channel 3 has no function and can't be populated in this mode.
•
Follow the population rules described in independent mode.
•
Mirroring mode needs the channel 1 & channel 2 with identical
DIMM. DIMM slot populations within a channel do not have to be
identical but the same DIMM slot location across channel 1 and
channel 2 must be the same. DIMM1A and DIMM2A should be the
same type, size and manufacturer. DIMM1B and DIMM2B memory
should be the same type, size and manufacturer. DIMM1C and
DIMM2C memory should be the same type, size and manufacturer.
•
Same rule is applied to the CPU2.
•
3 DIMM per channel configuration is only available for single/dual
rank RDIMM.
•
16GB DIMM is only supported for Intel Xeon 5600 series processor.
•
Please refer to the User Guide for complete population for both
single and dual processor configurations.
Lockstep mode:
•
In Lockstep Channel Mode, each memory access is a 128-bit data
access that spans Channel 1 and Channel 2. This is done to support
SDDC for DRAM devices with 8-bit wide data ports. The same
address is used on both channels such that an address error on any
channel is detectable by bad ECC. Lockstep Channel mode is the
only RAS mode that supports x8 SDDC.
•
Channel 3 has no function and can't be populated in this mode.
•
Follow the population rules described in independent mode.
•
Lockstep mode needs the channel 1 & channel 2 with identical
DIMM. DIMM slot populations within a channel do not have to be
identical but the same DIMM slot location across channel 1 and
channel 2 must be the same. DIMM1A and DIMM2A should be the
same type, size and manufacturer. DIMM1B and DIMM2B memory
should be the same type, size and manufacturer. DIMM1C and
DIMM2C memory should be the same type, size and manufacturer.
•
Same rule is applied to the CPU2.
•
3 DIMM per channel configuration is only available for single/dual
rank RDIMM.
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•
16GB DIMM is only supported for Intel Xeon 5600 series processor.
•
Please refer to the User Guide for complete population for both
single and dual processor configurations.
Sparing mode:
•
In this mode, if system detects degrading memory and system still
not crash, the data in failed channel will be copied to spare
channel. Failed channel is then isolated and spare channel
becomes active. But if any uncorrectable error happens before the
isolation, it will still cause the system stop normal operation.
•
Channel 3 is the spare channel. Therefore, the effective size will be
reduced by one-third.
•
Follow the population rules described in independent mode.
•
Sparing mode need all three channels with identical DIMMs. 1A,
2A and 3A should be the same type, size and manufacturer. 1B, 2B
and 3B memory should be the same type, size and manufacturer.
1C, 2C and 3C memory should be the same type, size and
manufacturer. Same rule is applied to CPU2.
•
Memory sparing mode is only supported by Intel Xeon 5600 series
processor. Intel Xeon 5500 series processor does NOT support the
memory sparing mode.
•
3 DIMM per channel configuration is only available for single/dual
rank RDIMM.
•
16GB DIMM is only supported for Intel Xeon 5600 series processor.
•
Please refer to the User Guide for complete population for both
single and dual processor configurations.
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Memory identification
Generally, there are some memory information printed on the label of
the DIMM module. Different vendors may have different formats but
the convention is usually like this:
Item
Description
Density
1GB, 2GB,4GB,8GB.
Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series CPU supports DIMM
organized by 1Gb or 2Gb DRAM chips.
Rank
1R = Single Rank
2R = Dual Rank
4R = Quad Rank
Note: If quad rank DIMM is used, a maximum of only two
DIMMs per channel can be supported.
Bit
This platform supports x4 and x8.
Organization
Note: It is not recommend to mix DIMMs with different bit
organizations in one system.
Speed
PC3 - 6400 => DDR3- 800
PC3 - 8500 => DDR3- 1066
PC3 - 10600 => DDR3- 1333
PC3 - 12800 => DDR3- 1600
Installing a memory module:
Warning! Memory of the identical size, speed, and organization
must be installed in the same colored DIMM slots.
1
Observe the pre-installation instructions on page 26.
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2
Locate the DIMM slot on the mainboard.
3
Install the memory module.
a
Align then insert the DIMM into the socket (1).
b
Push the DIMM to the socket until the retaining clips snap inward (2).
Note: The DIMM slot is slotted to ensure proper installation. If you
insert a DIMM but it does not fit easily into the socket, you may
have inserted it incorrectly. Reverse the orientation of the DIMM
and insert it again.
4
Observe the post-installation instructions described on page 27.
5
Reconfigure the system memory. See “To reconfigure the system
memory” section on page 58 for more information.
Removing a memory module:
Important: Before removing any DIMM from the mainboard,
make sure to create a backup file of all important data.
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Remove the memory module.
a
Press the holding clips on both sides of the DIMM slot outward to
release the DIMM (1).
b
Gently pull the DIMM upward to remove it from the DIMM slot (2).
If you intend to install a new memory module, refer to the
previous section.
To reconfigure the system memory:
The system automatically detects the amount of memory installed. Run
the BIOS setup to view the new value for total system memory and
make a note of it.
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Installing an expansion card
Your server has a preinstalled riser card designed specifically for use in
the 2U rackmount chassis. Depending on the type of riser card
installed, you can install the following expansion cards:
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Left riser card (pre-installed)
One Acer Flex I/O (PCI-E 2.0 x8) slot
Two full height PCI-E 2.0 x8 slots (with x4 link)
One full height PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot (with x8 link)
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Right riser card (optional)
Three low profile PCI-E 2.0 x8 slots (with x4 link)
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Installing a SAS card
1
Observe the pre-installation instructions on page 26.
2
Unclip the restraining latch and open in the direction shown
below (1).
3
Remove the slot shield (2).
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Insert the card.
5
Close the restraining latch.
6
Connect the appropriate cables to the card.
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Observe the post-installation instructions on page 27.
Installing the rear SAS card
1
Observe the pre-installation instructions on page 26.
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2
Unclip the restraining latch and open in the direction shown
below (1).
3
Remove the slot shield (2).
4
Insert the card.
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Close the restraining latch.
6
Connect the appropriate cables to the card.
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Observe the post-installation instructions on page 27.
Installing the right riser card
Perform the following steps:
1
Observe the pre-installation instructions on page 26.
2
Unclip the restraining latch and open in the direction shown
below.
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3
Remove the PCI slot shield.
4
Insert the add-on card into the riser card.
5
Close the restraining latch.
6
Connect the appropriate cables to the card.
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Observe the post-installation instructions on page 27.
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Introduction
This chapter describes the BIOS Setup Utility for your server. The AMI
ROM BIOS is stored in a Flash EEPROM and can be easily updated.
This chapter describes the basic navigation of the BIOS Setup Utility
setup screens.
The BIOS setup utility
To enter the BIOS Setup Utility, press the <F2> key while the system is
booting up.
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 you.
The right frame displays the key legend. Above the key legend is an
area reserved for a text message. When an option is selected in the left
frame, it is highlighted in white. Often a text message will accompany
it.
Note: The BIOS has default text messages built in. Acer retains the
option to include, omit or change any of these text messages.
The BIOS setup utility uses a key-based navigation system called
hotkeys. Most of the BIOS setup utility hotkeys can be used at any time
during the setup navigation process. These keys include <F1>, <F10>,
<Enter>, <Esc> and arrow keys.
Changing configuration data
The configuration data that determines the system parameters may be
changed by entering the BIOS setup utility. This setup utility can be
accessed by pressing <F2> 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 <F2> key to enter the BIOS setup utility main menu. From the main
menu, you can access the other setup screens. A 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 BIOSrelated issue. Flashing the wrong BIOS can cause irreparable
damage to the system. In no event shall Acer 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 setup
When you first enter the BIOS setup utility, you will enter the main
setup screen. You can always return to the main setup screen by
selecting the main tab on the top of the screen. The main BIOS setup
screen is shown below.
System Overview
System Time/System Date
Use this option to change the system time and date. Highlight System
Time or System Date using the arrow keys. Enter new values using the
keyboard. Press the <Tab> key or the arrow keys to move between
fields. The date must be entered in MM/DD/YY format. The time is
entered in HH:MM:SS format. (Note: The time is in the 24-hour format.
For example, 5:30 P.M. appears as 17:30:00.)
BIOS Build Ver: This item displays the BIOS revision used in your system.
BIOS Build Date: This item displays the date this BIOS was completed.
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Processor
The BIOS will automatically display the status of the processor used in
your system and indicate the CPU type used.
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.
Logical Count: This item displays the number of CPU cores installed in
your system as detected by the BIOS.
System Memory
This displays the size of memory available in the system as detected by
the BIOS.
Populated Size: Displays the size of the memory modules installed in
the system as detected by the BIOS.
Available Size: Displays the memory available for use.
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Advanced Settings
Use the arrow keys to select Boot Setup and press <Enter> to access the
submenu items:
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Boot Features
Quick Boot: Skip certain tests during POST to reduce the time needed
for system boot.
Quiet Boot: Allows the bootup screen options to be modified between
POST messages or the OEM logo. Select Disabled to display the POST
messages. Select Enabled to display the OEM logo instead of the
normal POST messages.
AddOn ROM Display Mode: Sets the display mode for Option ROM.
Bootup Num-Lock: Selects the Power-on state for Numlock key.
Wait For 'F1' If Error: Forces the system to wait until the <F1> key is
pressed if an error occurs.
Interrupt 19 Capture: Interrupt 19 is the software interrupt that
handles the boot disk function. When this item is set to Enabled, the
ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will capture Interrupt 19 at boot and
allow the drives that are attached to these host adaptors to function as
bootable disks. If this item is set to Disabled, the ROM BIOS of the host
adaptors will not capture Interrupt 19, and the drives attached to these
adaptors will not function as bootable devices.
Power Button Function: If set to Instant_Off, the system will power off
immediately when you press the power button. If set to
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4_Second_Override, the system will power off when you press the
power button for four seconds or longer.
Restore on AC Power Loss: Use this feature to set the power state after
a power outage. Select Power-Off for the system power to remain off
after a power loss. Select Power-On for the system power to be turned
on after a power loss. Select Last State to allow the system to resume
its last state before a power loss.
Watch Dog Function: If Enabled, the Watch Dog Timer will allow the
system to reboot when it is inactive for more than five minutes.
Processor & Clock Options
This submenu displays the status of the processor as detected by the
BIOS, including items such as the processor manufacturer, type,
frequency, CPUID, Microcode Revision, Cache L1/L2/L3, Ratio Status,
and Ratio Actual Value. The submenu also allows you to configure the
processor and clock settings.
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Ratio to CMOS Setting: Select Manual to manually configure the CPU
Ratio. Select Auto to allow the BIOS to automatically configure the
CPU Ratio based on the processor installed on the motherboard.
C1E Support: Select Enabled to use the feature of Enhanced Halt State.
C1E significantly reduces the CPU's power consumption by reducing
the CPU's clock cycle and voltage during a Halt State.
Important: The following feature is only available if supported by
the processor and/or operating system.
Hardware Prefetcher: If set to Enabled, the hardware prefetcher will
prefetch streams of data and instructions from the main memory to
the L2 cache in the forward or backward manner to improve CPU
performance.
Important: The following feature is only available if supported by
the processor and/or operating system.
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Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch: The CPU fetches the cache line for 64
bytes if this option is set to Disabled. The CPU fetches both cache lines
for 128 bytes as comprised if Enabled.
MPS and ACPI MADT Ordering: Allows you to configure the MPS
(Multi-Processor Specifi cations) and ACPI settings for your
motherboard. Select Modern Ordering if Windows XP or newer is used.
Select Legacy Ordering if Windows 2000 or earlier is used.
Important: The following feature is only available if supported by
the processor and/or operating system.
Intel (R) Virtualization Technology: Select Enabled to use Virtualization
Technology to allow one platform to run multiple operating systems
and applications in independent partitions, creating multiple virtual
systems in one physical computer.
Important: The following feature is only available if supported by
the processor and/or operating system.
Execute-Disable Bit Capability: Set to Enabled to enable the Execute
Disable Bit which will allow the processor to designate areas in the
system memory where an application code can execute and where it
cannot, thus preventing a worm or a virus from flooding illegal codes
to overwhelm the processor or damage the system during an attack.
Important: The following feature is only available if supported by
the processor and/or operating system.
Simultaneous Multi-Threading: Set to Enabled to use simultaneous
multi-threading technology, which will result in increased CPU
performance.
Active Processor Cores: Set to Enabled to use a processor's second core
and beyond. The options are All, 1 and 2.
Intel EIST Technology: EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology)
allows the system to automatically adjust processor voltage and core
frequency in an effort to reduce power consumption and heat
dissipation. Please refer to Intel’s web site for detailed information.
The options are Disable (Disable GV3) and Enable (Enable GV3).
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Intel C-STATE Tech: If Enabled, C-State is set by the system
automatically to either C2, C3 or C4.
C-State package limit setting: If set to Auto, the BIOS will automatically
set the limit on the C-State package register.
C1 Auto Demotion: When Enabled, the CPU will conditionally demote
C3, C6 or C7 requests to C1 based on un-core auto-demote
information.
C3 Auto Demotion: When Enabled, the CPU will conditionally demote
C6 or C7 requests to C3 based on un-core auto-demote information.
Clock Spread Spectrum: Select Enable to use the feature of Clock
Spectrum, which will allow the BIOS to monitor and attempt to reduce
the level of Electromagnetic Interference caused by the components
whenever needed.
DCA Technology: Uses Intel's DCA (Direct Cache Access) Technology to
enhance data transfer effi ciency.
DCA Prefetch Delay: Used with TOE components to prefetch data in
order to shorten execution cycles and maximize data processing effi
ciency. Prefetching too frequently can saturate the cache directory and
delay necessary cache accesses. This feature reduces or increases the
frequency the system prefetches data.
Clock Spread Spectrum: Select Enable to use the Clock Spectrum
feature, which allows BIOS to monitor and attempt to reduce the level
of Electromagnetic Interference caused by the components.
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Advanced Chipset Control
The items included in the Advanced Chipset Settings submenu are
listed below:
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CPU Bridge Configuration
QPI Links Speed: This feature selects QPI data transfer speed.
Important: The following feature is only available when QPI Links
Speed is set to Full Speed.
QPI Frequency: This selects the desired QPI frequency.
QPI L0s and L1: This enables the QPI power state to low power. L0s and
L1 are automatically selected by the motherboard.
Memory Frequency: This feature enables you to force a DDR3
frequency slower than what the system has detected.
Memory Mode: Set the memory mode.
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Independent - All DIMMs are available to the operating system.
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Channel Mirror - The motherboard maintains two identical copies
of all data in memory for redundancy.
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Lockstep - The motherboard uses two areas of memory to run the
same set of operations in parallel.
Demand Scrubbing: A memory error-correction scheme where the
processor writes corrected data back into the memory block from
where it was read by the processor.
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Patrol Scrubbing: A memory error-correction scheme that works in the
background looking for and correcting resident errors.
Throttling - Closed Loop/Throttling - Open Loop: Throttling improves
reliability and reduces power in the processor by automatic voltage
control during processor idle states. If Enabled, the following items will
appear:
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Hysteresis Temperature (For Closed Loop only) - Temperature
Hysteresis is the temperature lag (in degrees Celsius) after the set
DIMM temperature threshold is reached before Closed Loop
Throttling begins.
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Guardband Temperature (For the Closed Loop only) - This is the
temperature which applies to the DIMM temperature threshold.
Steps are in 0.5 °C increments. The default is [006]. Press "+" or "-"
on your keyboard to change this value.
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Inlet Temperature - This is the temperature detected at the chassis
inlet. Steps are in 0.5 °C increments. The default is [070]. Press "+"
or "-" on your keyboard to change this value.
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Temperature Rise - This is the temperature rise to the DIMM
thermal zone. Steps are in 0.5 °C increments. The default is [020].
Press "+" or "-" on your keyboard to change this value.
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Air Flow - This is the air flow speed to the DIMM modules. Each
step is one mm/sec. The default is [1500]. Press "+" or "-" on your
keyboard to change this value.
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Altitude - This feature defines how many meters above or below
sea level the system is located.
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DIMM Pitch - This is the physical space between each DIMM
module. Each step is 1/1000 of an inch. The default is [400]. Press
"+" or "-" on your keyboard to change this value.
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NorthBridge Chipset Configuration
Intel I/OAT: Significantly reduces CPU overhead by leveraging CPU
architectural improvements, freeing resources for other tasks.
DCA Technology: Select Enabled to use Intel's DCA (Direct Cache
Access) Technology to improve data transfer efficiency.
DCA Prefetch Delay: A DCA Prefetch is used with TOE components to
prefetch data in order to shorten execution cycles and maximize data
processing effi ciency. A TOE device is a specialized, dedicated
processor that is installed on an add-on card or a network card to
handle some or all packet processing of this add-on card. Prefetching
too frequently can saturate the cache directory and delay necessary
cache accesses. This feature reduces or increases the frequency the
system prefetches data. The options are [8], [16], [32], [40], [48], [56],
[64], [72], [80], [88], [96], [104], [112], and [120].
Intel VT-d: Select Enabled to enable Intel Virtualization Technology
support for Direct I/O VT-d by reporting the I/O device assignments to
VMM through the DMAR ACPI Tables. This feature offers fullyprotected I/O resource-sharing across the Intel platforms, providing
you with greater reliability, security and availability in networking and
data-sharing.
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Active State Power-Management: Uses power management for signal
transactions between the PCI Express L0 and L1 Links. Select Enabled to
configure PCI Express L0 and L1 Link power states.
IOH PCIE Max Payload Size: Some add-on cards perform faster with the
coalesce feature, which limits the payload size to 128 MB. Others
perform better with a payload size of 256 MB, which inhibits the
coalesce feature.
Please refer to your add-on card user guide for the desired setting.
SouthBridge configuration
This feature allows you to configure the settings for the Intel ICH South
Bridge chipset.
USB Functions: This feature allows you to decide how many onboard
USB ports to enable.
Legacy USB Support: Select Enabled to use Legacy USB devices. If set to
Auto, legacy USB support will be automatically enabled if a legacy USB
device is installed on the motherboard.
Note: Only available when USB Functions is set to Enabled.
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USB 2.0 Controller: Select Enabled to activate the onboard USB 2.0
controller.
Note: Only available when USB Functions is set to Disabled.
Otherwise, this item will be set to Enabled by the BIOS.
USB 2.0 Controller Mode: This setting allows you to select the USB 2.0
Controller mode.
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off: Enable or disable BIOS Enhanced Host Controller
Interface support to provide a workaround solution for an operating
system that does not have EHCI Hand-Off support. When enabled, the
EHCI Interface will be changed from BIOS-controlled to OS-controlled.
IDE/SATA configuration
When this submenu is selected, the BIOS automatically detects the
presence of the IDE devices and displays the following items:
SATA#1 configuration: If Compatible is selected, it sets SATA#1 to
legacy compatibility mode, while selecting Enhanced sets SATA#1 to
native SATA mode.
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Configure SATA#1 as - This feature allows you to select the drive
type for SATA#1. The options are IDE, RAID and AHCI.
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ICH RAID Code Base - Select Intel or Adaptec to launch the
appropriate SATA RAID firmware to configure SATA RAID.
Note: Only available when RAID is selected in Configure SATA#1
as.
SATA#2 configuration: Selecting Enhanced will set SATA#2 to native
SATA mode.
Note: Only available when IDE is selected in Configure SATA#1 as.
Primary IDE Master/Slave, Secondary IDE Master/Slave, Third IDE
Master, and Fourth IDE Master: These settings allow you to set the
parameters of the IDE slots. Press <Enter> to activate the submenu
screen for detailed options of these items. Set the configurations
accordingly. Items included in the submenu are:
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Type - Select the type of device connected to the system.
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LBA/Large Mode - LBA (Logical Block Addressing) is a method of
addressing data on a disk drive. In the LBA mode, the maximum
drive capacity is 137 GB. For drive capacities over 137 GB, your
system must be equipped with a 48-bit LBA mode addressing. If
not, contact your manufacturer or install an ATA/133 IDE
controller card that supports 48-bit LBA mode.
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Block (Multi-Sector Transfer) - Block Mode boosts the 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 data to be transferred from and to the
device one sector at a time. Select Auto to allow data transfer
from and to the device occur multiple sectors at a time if the
device supports it.
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PIO Mode - The IDE 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.
Select
Description
Auto
Automatically detect the PIO mode. Use this value if the
IDE disk drive support cannot be determined.
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Select
Description
0
Use PIO mode 0. It has a data transfer rate of 3.3 MBs.
1
Use PIO mode 1. It has a data transfer rate of 5.2 MBs.
2
Use PIO mode 2. It has a data transfer rate of 8.3 MBs.
3
Use PIO mode 3. It has a data transfer rate of 11.1 MBs.
4
Use PIO mode 4. It has a data transfer bandwidth of 32
bits. Select Enabled to enable 32-bit data transfer.
DMA Mode
Select
Description
Auto
Automatically detect IDE DMA mode when the IDE disk
drive support cannot be determined.
SWDMA0
Use Single Word DMA mode 0. It has a data transfer
rate of 2.1 MBs.
SWDMA2
Use Single Word DMA mode 2. It has a data transfer
rate of 8.3 MBs.
MWDMA0
Use Multi Word DMA mode 0. It has a data transfer rate
of 4.2 MBs.
MWDMA1
Use Multi Word DMA mode 1. It has a data transfer rate
of 13.3 MBs.
MWDMA2
Use Multi-Word DMA mode 2. It has a data transfer rate
of 16.6 MBs.
UDMA0
Use Ultra DMA mode 0. It has a data transfer rate of
16.6 MBs. It has the same transfer rate as PIO mode 4
and Multi Word DMA mode 2.
UDMA1
Use Ultra DMA mode 1. It has a data transfer rate of 25
MBs.
UDMA2
Use Ultra DMA mode 2. It has a data transfer rate of
33.3 MBs.
UDMA3
Use Ultra DMA mode 3. It has a data transfer rate of
66.6 MBs.
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Select
Description
UDMA4
Use Ultra DMA mode 4. It has a data transfer rate of
100 MBs.
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S.M.A.R.T. For Hard disk drives - Self-Monitoring Analysis and
Reporting Technology (SMART) can help predict impending drive
failures. Select Auto to allow the BIOS to automatically detect hard
disk drive support.
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32Bit Data Transfer - Select Enable to enable the function of 32-bit
IDE data transfer.
IDE Detect Timeout (Sec): Use this feature to set the time-out value for
the BIOS to detect the ATA, ATAPI devices installed in the system.
PCI/PnP configuration
Clear NVRAM: This feature clears the NVRAM during system boot. The
options are No and Yes.
Plug & Play OS: Yes allows the OS to configure Plug & Play devices.
(This is not required for system boot if your system has an oerating
syste that supports Plug & Play.) Select No to allow the BIOS to
configure all devices in the system.
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PCI Latency Timer: This feature sets the latency timer of each PCI device
installed on a PCI bus.
PCI IDE BusMaster: When Enabled, the BIOS uses PCI bus mastering for
reading/writing to IDE drives.
SR-IOV Supported: Select Enabled to enable Single-Root I/O
Virtualization (SR-IOV) support, which works in conjunction with Intel
Virtualization Technology to allow multiple operating systems to run
simultaneously within a single computer via natively-shared PCI Express
devices in order to enhance network connectivity and performance.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
PCI-E Slot1 OPROM: Select Enabled to enable PCI Express slot SXB1.
You can also enable Option ROMs to boot the computer using a
network interface from these slots.
Load Onboard LAN1 Option ROM/Load Onboard LAN2 Option ROM:
Select Enabled to enable the onboard LAN1 or LAN2 Option ROM. This
is to boot computer using a network interface.
Onboard LAN Option ROM Select: Select iSCSI to use the iSCSI Option
ROM to boot the computing using a network device. Select PXE to use
the PXE Option ROM to boot the computer using a network device.
Boots Graphic Adapter Boot Priority: This feature allows you to select
the graphics adapter to be used as the primary boot device.
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Super IO Configuration
Serial Port1 Address/ Serial Port2 Address: This option specifies the
base I/O port address and the Interrupt Request address of Serial Port 1
and 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 3F8/IRQ4 to allow the
serial port to use 3F8 as its I/O port address and IRQ 4 for the interrupt
address.
Serial Port 2 Attribute: Select COM to configure the onboard COM2
port as a normal serial port. Select SOL (Serial Over_LAN) to configure
the onboard COM2 port as a virtual COM port for SOL use.
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Hardware Health Configuration
This feature allows you to monitor system health and review the status
of each item as displayed.
CPU Overheat Alarm: This option allows you to select the CPU
Overheat Alarm setting which determines when the CPU OH alarm will
be activated to provide warning of possible CPU overheat.
Warning: Any temperature that exceeds the CPU threshold
temperature predefined by the CPU manufacturer may result in
CPU overheat or system instability. When the CPU temperature
reaches this predefined threshold, the CPU and system cooling
fans will run at full speed.
The options are:
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The Early Alarm - Select this setting if you want the CPU overheat
alarm (including the LED and the buzzer) to be triggered as soon
as the CPU temperature reaches the CPU overheat threshold as
predefined by the CPU manufacturer.
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The Default Alarm - Select this setting if you want the CPU
overheat alarm (including the LED and the buzzer) to be triggered
when the CPU temperature reaches about 5 °C above the
threshold temperature as predefined by the CPU manufacturer to
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give the CPU and system fans additional time needed for CPU and
system cooling.
CPU Temperature/System Temperature: This feature displays current
temperature readings for the CPU and the System. The following items
will be displayed for your reference only:
CPU Temperature: The CPU thermal technology that reports absolute
temperatures (Celsius/Fahrenheit) has been upgraded to a more
advanced feature by Intel in its newer processors. The basic concept is
each CPU is embedded by unique temperature information that the
motherboard can read. This Temperature Threshold or Temperature
Tolerance has been assigned at the factory and is the baseline on
which the motherboard takes action during different CPU temperature
conditions (i.e., by increasing CPU fan speed, triggering the Overheat
Alarm, etc). Since CPUs can have different Temperature Tolerances’,
the installed CPU can now send information to the motherboard what
its Temperature Tolerance is, and not the other way around. This
results in better CPU thermal management.
Acer has leveraged this feature by assigning a temperature status to
certain thermal conditions in the processor (Low, Medium and High).
This makes it easier for you to understand the CPU’s temperature
status, rather than by just simply seeing a temperature reading (i.e., 25
°C). The CPU Temperature feature will display the CPU temperature
status as detected by the BIOS:
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Low – This level is considered as the normal operating state. The
CPU temperature is well below the CPU Temperature Tolerance.
The motherboard fans and CPU will run normally as configured in
the BIOS (Fan Speed Control).
User intervention: No action required.
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Medium – The processor is running warmer. This is a precautionary
level and generally means that there may be factors contributing
to this condition, but the CPU is still within its normal operating
state and below the CPU Temperature Tolerance. The
motherboard fans and CPU will run normally as configured in the
BIOS. The fans may adjust to a faster speed depending on the Fan
Speed Control settings.
User intervention: No action is required. However, consider
checking the CPU fans and the chassis ventilation for blockage.
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High – The processor is running hot. This is a caution level since the
CPU’s Temperature Tolerance has been reached (or has been
exceeded) and may activate an overheat alarm.
User intervention: If the system buzzer and Overheat LED has
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activated, take action immediately by checking the system fans,
chassis ventilation and room temperature to correct any problems.
Note: The system may shut down if it continues for a long period
to prevent damage to the CPU. The information provided above is
for your reference only. For more information on thermal
management, please refer to Intel’s Web site at www.intel.com.
System Temperature: The system temperature will be displayed (in
degrees in Celsius and Fahrenheit) as it is detected by the BIOS.
Fan1 to Fan 8 Reading: This feature displays the fan speed readings
from fan interfaces Fan1 through Fan8.
Fan Speed Control Modes: This feature allows you to decide how the
system controls the speeds of the onboard fans. The CPU temperature
and the fan speed are correlated. When the CPU on-die temperature
increases, the fan speed will also increase for effective system cooling.
Select Full Speed/FS to allow the onboard fans to run at full speed for
maximum cooling. The FS setting is recommended for special system
configuration or debugging. Select Performance/PF for better system
cooling. The PF setting is recommended for high-power-consuming
and high-density systems.
Select Balanced/BL for the onboard fans to run at a speed that will
balance the needs between system cooling and power saving. The BL
setting is recommended for regular systems with normal hardware
confi gurations. Select Energy Saving/ES for best power effi ciency and
maximum quietness.
Voltage Monitoring: Indicates CPU1 Vcore, CPU2 Vcore, 1.5V, 5V, 5VSB,
12V, -12V, 3.3Vcc, 3.3VSB, VBAT and Vtt readings.
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ACPI configuration
Use this feature to configure Advanced configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) power management settings for your system.
ACPI Aware O/S:
ACPI Version Features: The options are ACPI v1.0, ACPI v2.0 and ACPI
v3.0. Please refer to ACPI's website for further explanation: http://
www.acpi.info/.
ACPI APIC Support: Select Enabled to include the ACPI APIC Table
Pointer in the RSDT pointer list.
Note: Only available when ACPI is enabled on an ACPI-aware
operating system.
APIC ACPI SCI IRQ: When this item is set to Enabled, APIC ACPI SCI IRQ
is supported by the system.
Headless Mode: Enables the system to function without a keyboard,
monitor, or mouse attached.
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Note: Only available when ACPI is enabled on an ACPI-aware
operating system.
NUMA Support: Uses Non-Uniform Memory Access to improve CPU
performance.
High Performance Event Timer: Select Enabled to activate the highperformance event timer to produce periodic interrupts at a much
higher frequency than a real-time clock does when synchronizing
multimedia streams, providing smooth playback and reducing the
dependency on other timestamp calculation devices, such as an x86
RDTSC Instruction embedded in the CPU. The high-performance event
timer is used to replace the 8254 programmable interval timer.
WHEA Support: Select Enabled to enable Windows Hardware Error
Architecture (WHEA) support, which will provide a common
infrastructure for handling hardware errors on Windows platforms in
order to reduce system crashes due to hardware errors and to improve
system recovery and health monitoring.
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Security Settings
The BIOS provides a Supervisor and a User password. If you use both
passwords, the Supervisor password must be set first.
Supervisor Password: This item indicates if a supervisor password has
been entered for the system. Not installed means such a password has
not been used.
User Password: This item indicates if a user password has been entered
for the system. Not installed means such a password has not been used.
Change Supervisor Password: Select this feature and press <Enter> to
access the submenu, and then type in a new Supervisor Password.
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The Security screen then appears as follows:
User Access Level: (Available when Supervisor Password is set as above)
Available options are:
•
Full Access - grants full User read and write access to the Setup
Utility.
•
View Only - allows access to the Setup Utility but the fields cannot
be changed.
•
Limited - allows only limited .elfis to be changed such as Date and
Time
•
No Access - prevents User access to the Setup Utility.
Change User Password: Select this feature and press <Enter> to access
the submenu , and then type in a new User Password.
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The Security screen then appears as follows with both passwords set:
The Security screen appears as follows with only the User Password set:
Clear User Password: (Available only if User Password has been set) This
item allows you to clear a user password after it has been entered.
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Password Check: If set to Setup, a password is required to enter the
Setup Utility. If set to Always, the system will prompt for a password at
bootup.
Boot Sector Virus Protection: When Enabled, the 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.
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System Management Settings
Use this feature to configure System Management settings.
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Product Information
This submenu displays the following product information.
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System Product Name
•
System Serial Number
•
Base Board Product Name
•
Base Board Serial Number
•
UUID
•
NIC1 Mac Address
•
NIC2 Mac Address
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IPMI Firmware Revision
IP Address Source: Select how an IP address is assigned to a client
computer or network device. Select DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol) to allow a client (computer or device) to obtain an IP address
from a DHCP server that manages a pool of IP addresses and network
information on a request and grant basis. Select Static (Static
Allocation) to allow the host server to allocate an IP address based on a
table containing MAC Address/IP Address pairs that are manually
entered (such as by a network administrator). Only clients with a MAC
address listed in the MAC/ IP Address Table will be assigned an IP
address.
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IP Address: The BIOS will automatically display the IP address of the
machine. This should be in decimal and in dotted quad form (i.e.,
192.168.10.253). The value of each three-digit number separated by
dots should not exceed 255.
Note: This feature can be changed by the user when the IP Source
is set to Static.
Subnet Mask: This item displays the current subnet mask setting for
your IPMI connection. This should be in decimal and in dotted quad
form (e.g., 192.168.10.253). The value of each three-digit number
separated by dots should not exceed 255.
Acer Address: The BIOS will automatically display the Acer address of
this machine. This should be in decimal and in dotted quad form (i.e.,
192.168.10.253). The value of each three-digit number separated by
dots should not exceed 255.
Mac Address: The BIOS will automatically enter the Mac address of this
machine. Mac addresses are 6 two-digit hexadecimal numbers (Based
16, 0 to 9, A, B, C, D, E, F) separated by dots. (e.g., 00.30.48.D0.D4.60).
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Remote Access Configuration
Remote Access: This allows you to enable Remote Access support. If
Remote Access is set to Enabled, the following items will be displayed:
Serial Port Number: This feature allows the user to decide which serial
port to be used for Console Redirection. The options are COM 1 and
COM2.
Base Address, IRQ: This item displays the base address and IRQ of the
serial port used for Console Redirection.
Serial Port Mode: Allows you to set the serial port mode for Console
Redirection.
Flow Control: Allows you to set the flow control for Console
Redirection.
Redirection After BIOS POST: Select Disabled to turn off Console
Redirection after POST or Always to keep Console Redirection active all
the time after POST. Select Boot Loader to keep Console Redirection
active during POST and Boot Loader.
Caution: Some settings may not be supported by some operating
systems.
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Terminal Type: Allows you to select the target terminal type for
Console Redirection.
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support: Select Enabled to enable VT-UTF8
Combination Key support for ANSI/VT100 terminals.
Sredir Memory Display Delay: Defines the length of time in seconds to
display memory information.
DMI Event Logging
This submenu allows you to view and configure the system event log.
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View Event Log: View the System Event Log.
Mark All Events as Read: Marks all events as read.
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Clear Event Log: This option clears the Event Log memory of all
messages.
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Boot Settings
This submenu allows you to configure boot settings for the system.
Retry Boot Devices: Select Enabled to allow the BIOS to attempt to
reboot the system from all bootable devices after a boot failure.
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Boot Device Priority
This feature allows you to specify the sequence of priority for the Boot
Device.
•
1st Boot Device
•
2nd Boot Device
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Hard Disk Drives
This feature allows you to specify the boot sequence from all available
hard disk drives. The settings are Disabled and a list of all hard disk
drives that have been detected.
•
1st Drive
•
2nd Drive
•
3rd Drive
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CD/DVD Drive
This feature allows you to specify the boot sequence from all available
removable drives.
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Exit
Select the Exit tab from the 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 the BIOS Setup Utility
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 the BIOS Setup
Utility without making any permanent changes to the system
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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 the BIOS Setup Utility.
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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 the BIOS to automatically load optimal defaults to 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
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are designed for maximum system stability, but not for maximum
performance.
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Resetting the system
Before going through in-depth troubleshooting, attempt first to reset
the system using one of the methods below.
To do this
Press
Soft boot reset to clear the system memory
and reload the operating system.
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del>
Cold boot reset. Turn the system power off
and then on. This clears system memory,
restarts POST, reloads the OS and halts power
to all peripherals.
Power button
Initial system startup problems
Problems that occur at initial system startup are usually caused by an
incorrect installation or configuration. Hardware failure is a less
frequent cause. If the problem you are experiencing is with a specific
software application, see "There is problem with the application
software" on page 118.
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BIOS error beep codes
During POST (Power-On Self-Test) routines, which are performed each
time the system is powered on, errors may occur.
Non-fatal errors are those, which, in most cases, allow the system to
continue the boot-up process. The error messages normally appear on
the screen.
Fatal errors are those which will not allow the system to continue the
bootup procedure. If a fatal error occurs, you should consult with your
system manufacturer for possible repairs.
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.
8 beeps
Display memory
read/write error
Video adapter missing
or with faulty memory
1 continuous beep
(with the front panel
overheat LED on)
System overheat
1 continuous beep with
the front panel
overheat LED on
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Initial troubleshooting checklist
Use the checklist below to eliminate the possible cause for the problem
you are encountering.
•
AC power available at the wall outlet?
•
Is the power supply module properly installed?
•
Is the system power cord properly plugged into the power supply
module socket? and connected to a NEMA 5-15R outlet for 100120 V or a NEMA 6-15R outlet for 200-240 V?
•
Are all peripheral cables correctly connected and secured?
•
Did you press the system power button to turn the server on
(power on indicator should be lit green)?
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Are all device drivers properly installed?
•
Is hard disk drive(s) properly formatted and configured?
•
Are the BIOS configuration settings in the BIOS setup utility
correct?
•
Is the operating system properly loaded?
•
Refer to the operating system documentation.
•
Are all hardware components compliant with the tested
components lists?
•
Are all internal cables correctly connected and secured?
•
Are the processors fully seated in their mainboard sockets?
•
Are all standoffs in the proper location and not touching any
components, causing a potential short?
•
Are all add-in expansion cards fully seated in their mainboard
slots?
•
Are all system jumpers correctly set?
•
Are all switch settings on add-in boards and peripheral devices
correct?
To check these settings, refer to the manufacturer’s
documentation that comes with them. If applicable, ensure that
there are no conflicts (e.g., two add-in boards sharing the same
interrupt).
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Hardware diagnostic testing
This section provides a more detailed approach to identifying a
hardware problem and its source.
Checking the boot-up status
Caution! Before disconnecting any peripheral cables from the
system, turn off the system and any external peripheral devices.
Failure to do so can cause permanent damage to the system and/
or the peripheral device.
1
Turn off the system and all external peripheral devices.
2
Disconnect each device from the system, except for the keyboard
and the display monitor.
3
Make sure the system power cord is plugged into a properly
grounded AC outlet and in the power supply module cord socket.
4
Make sure the display monitor and keyboard are correctly
connected to the system.
5
Turn on the display monitor.
6
Set the display brightness and contrast controls to at least two
thirds of their maximum range.
Refer to the documentation that came with your display monitor.
7
If the operating system normally loads from the hard drive, make
sure there is no diskette in floppy drive and no disc in the optical
drive.
8
If the power indicator is lit, attempt to boot from a floppy diskette
or from a disc.
9
Turn on the system.
If the power indicator on the control panel does not light, see
“Power indicator does not light” on page 117.
Verifying the condition of the storage devices
As POST determines the system configuration, it tests for the presence
of each mass storage device installed in the system. As each device is
checked, its activity indicator should turn on green briefly. Check the
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activity indicators for the hard drive(s), DVD-ROM drive, and any other
device you may have installed.
If any of these indicators fail to light up, refer to related problems
listed in the “HDD activity indicator does not light.” on page 117.
Confirming loading of the operating system
Once the system boots up, the operating system prompt appears on
the screen. The prompt varies according to the operating system. If the
operating system prompt does not appear, see "No Characters Appear
on Screen" on page 119.
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Specific problems and corrective
actions
Listed below are specific problems that may arise during the use of
your server and their possible solutions.
Power indicator does not light.
Do the following:
•
Make sure the power supply module is properly installed.
•
Make sure the power cord is connected correctly.
•
Make sure that the wall outlet has power. Test it by plugging in
another device.
•
Make sure the power indicator on the front panel is lit up green.
•
Remove all add-in cards and see if the system boots.
If reboot is successful, install the cards back in one at a time with a
reboot between each addition to determine if one of them is
causing the problem.
•
Make sure that you have properly installed system compliant
memory modules, and that they are populated according to the
system guidelines.
•
Make sure that you have installed system compliant processors,
and that they are populated according to the system guidelines.
HDD activity indicator does not light.
Do the following:
•
Make sure the drive is not disabled in the BIOS setup utility.
•
Make sure the drive is compatible.
•
Make sure you have not exceeded the power budget for the
server.
Hard drives are not recognized.
Do the following:
•
Make sure the disk controller is not disabled in the BIOS setup.
•
Make sure the drive is compatible.
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Bootable DVD drive is not detected.
Make sure the Boot option setting in the BIOS setup utility is
configured to allow the DVD drive to be the first bootable device.
Newly installed memory modules are not detected.
Do the following:
•
Make sure the memory modules specifications comply with the
system requirements.
•
Make sure the memory modules have been populated according
to the system guidelines.
•
Make sure the memory modules are properly installed on their
mainboard slots.
Network status indicator does not light.
Do the following:
•
Check the cabling and network equipment to make sure that
they are in proper condition.
•
Reinstall the network drivers.
•
Try another port or hub on the switch.
Network activity indicator does not light.
Do the following:
•
Make sure the correct network drivers are loaded on the system.
•
Network might be idle.
Peripheral device connected to a USB connector does not work.
Do the following:
•
Reduce the number of external devices connected to a USB hub.
•
Refer to the documentation that came with the device.
There is problem with the application software.
Do the following:
•
Verify that the software is properly configured for the system.
Refer to the software installation and operation documentation
for instructions on setting up and using the software.
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Try a different version of the software to see if the problem is with
the copy you are using. If the other version runs correctly on the
system, contact your vendor about the defective software.
System does not recognize all of the processors installed.
Do the following:
•
Make sure the processor specifications comply with the system
requirements.
•
Make sure the processor has been populated according to the
system guidelines.
•
Make sure the processor is properly installed on their mainboard
slots.
No characters appear on the display monitor.
Check the following:
•
Is the keyboard functioning? Test it by turning the Num Lock
function on and off to check if the Num Lock indicator lights up.
•
Is the display monitor plugged in and turned on? If you are using a
switch box, is it switched to the correct system?
•
Are the brightness and contrast controls on the video monitor
properly adjusted?
•
Is the display monitor signal cable properly connected?
•
Does this display monitor work correctly if plugged into a different
system?
•
Remove all add-in cares and see if the system boots.
•
If reboot is successful, install the cards back in one at a time with a
reboot between each addition to determine if one of them is
causing the problem.
•
Make sure that you have properly installed system compliant
memory modules, and that there populated according to the
system guidelines.
•
Make sure that you have installed system compliant processors,
and that there populated according to the system guidelines.
If you are using an add-in video controller card, do the following:
1
Verify that the display monitor works using the onboard video
controller.
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2
Verify that the add-in video controller card is fully seated in its
slot.
3
Reboot the system for the changes to take effect.
4
If there are still no characters on the screen after you reboot the
system, reboot it again.
Take note of the beep codes emitted during POST. This
information may be required if you seek technical assistance.
If POST does not emit any beep code and characters still does not
appear, the display monitor or the video controller may be
defective. Contact your local representative or authorized dealer
for technical assistance.
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Server management overview
The server management tools supported by this system are listed in the
table below.
Tool
Function
Acer Smart Server
Manager
Remotely manage the server in a network
environment through a single management station.
For detailed instructions on how to install and use this
utility, please refer Acer Smart Server Manager User
Guide.
Acer Smart Setup
Allows you to install your choice of operating system
for the server, clone system to set up multiple
identical servers, update the system BIOS and
firmware, set up BMC, and configure RAID for the
system hard drivers. For detailed instructions on this
utility, please refer to the Acer Smart Setup Help file.
Note: BIOS and firmware updates are only available
on selected operating systems.
Acer Smart Console
Remotely manage the server via a UPnP tool or a Web
browser. For detailed instructions on this utility,
please refer to “Appendix C: Acer Smart Console” on
page 145.
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RAID configuration utilities
Intel onboard SATA RAID Creation
Configuring Intel onboard SATA RAID
This section briefly shows how to create RAID volume with Intel
onboard SATA RAID.
To enable the Intel onboard SATA RAID controller
1
Turn on the server and the display monitor. If the server is already
turned on, please close all open applications and then restart the
server.
2
During POST, press <F2> to access the BIOS Setup Utility.
3
Select the Advanced > IDE/SATA Configuration submenu.
4
Change the setting of the Configure SATA#1 as field from IDE to
RAID.
5
Select Intel of ICH Raid CodeBase option.
6
Press <F10>.
7
Select Ok to save the setting and close the Setup Utility.
Entering Intel onboard SATA RAID Configuration Utility
To start Intel onboard SATA RAID Configuration Utility, press CTRL-I
when you see the RAID BIOS during POST. After POST finished, the
Intel (R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM will display on the
screen.
Creating RAID Volume
1
Select Create RAID Volume.
2
The screen displays the CREATE VOLUME MENU.
3
Type in the name of the RAID volume.
4
Select RAID level.
5
Select desired HDD to create the RAID.
6
Select Create Volume.
7
Press Y when prompted by "Are you sure you want to create the
volume? (Y/N):".
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Now that the RAID volume is created, you can press <ESC> or select
option 5. Exit to exit.
Assigning Hot Spare drive
The Intel onboard SATA RAID Configuration Utility in POST does not
provide the function to assign a hot spare driver. Please assign a hot
spare driver with Intel onboard SATA RAID utility installed in the
operating system.
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Adaptec onboard SATA RAID Creation
Configuring Adaptec onboard SATA RAID
This section explains briefly how to create a RAID volume with the
Adaptec onboard SATA RAID.
Enabling the Adaptec onboard SATA RAID controller
1
Turn on the server and the display monitor. If the server is already
turned on, please close all open applications and then restart the
server.
2
During POST, press <F2> to access the BIOS Setup Utility.
3
Select the Advanced > IDE/SATA Configuration submenu.
4
Change the setting of the Configure SATA#1 as field from IDE to
RAID.
5
Select Adaptec of ICH Raid CodeBase option.
6
Press <F10>.
7
Select Ok to save the setting and close the Setup Utility.
Entering Adaptec onboard SATA RAID Configuration Utility
To start the Adaptec onboard SATA RAID Configuration Utility, please
press <CTRL> + <A> when you see the RAID BIOS during POST. After
POST finished, the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility will display on
the screen.
Creating RAID Volume
1
Select the Array Configuration Utility option.
2
Select Create Array.
3
The screen displays Select drives to create Array.
4
Select the desired hard drive disk and then press <INS> to add it in
Selected Drives area.
5
Press <Enter> to complete the selection.
6
Select Array Type.
7
Configure the array properties.
8
Press Done when finish.
9
Press Y when prompted by "Do you want to create an array? (Yes/
No):".
10 Press any key to continue.
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11 Now that the RAID volume is created, you can press <ESC> to exit.
Assigning Hot Spare drive
A hot spare is a hard disk drive that automatically replaces any failed
drive in a RAID volume, and can subsequently be used to rebuild the
RAID volume.
1
Select Array Configuration Utility option.
2
Select Add/Delete Hotspare.
3
The screen displays Select drives to assign Spare.
4
Select desired hard drive disk and then press <INS> to add it in
Assigned Hotspare drives area.
5
Press <Enter> to complete the selection.
6
Press Y when prompted by "Do you want to create a spare? (Yes/
No):" displayed.
7
Now a hot spare drive is created, you can press <ESC> to exit.
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Configuring LSI MegaRAID SAS 8204ELP
This section briefly shows how to create RAID with LSI MegaRAID SAS
8204ELP.
Entering MegaRAID SAS RAID Configuration Utility
To start LSI MegaRAID SAS RAID Configuration Utility, press CTRL-M
when you see the RAID BIOS during POST. After POST finished, the
Adapter Selection page will show on the screen. Please click on Start to
launch the configuration menu.
Loading Factory Default Setting
1
Select Objects from Management menu.
2
Select Adapter from Objects. The selectable adapter will be listed.
3
Press Enter on the adapter and the adapter setting will be shown
on the screen. You can change the setting from this menu.
4
Select Factory Default and Yes to load the default settings.
5
Exit the configuration utility and press <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Del> to
reboot the server.
Creating a RAID Volume
1
Select Configuration from Management Menu.
2
Select New Configuration from the Configuration menu. An array
selection window displays the devices connected to the current
controller.
3
Press the arrow keys to choose specific physical drives and press
spacebar to associate the selected drive with the current array. The
indicator for selected drive change from READY to ONLINE.
4
After you adding the drives to current array, press Enter to finish
creating current array.
5
Press Enter again to select array to configure.
6
Press spacebar to select the array and press F10 to configure the
logical drive
7
Select Accept and press Enter to use the default setting for the
RAID volume.
8
Press Enter to end the array configuration.
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Select YES to Save Configuration and press any key to return to the
Configuration menu.
10 Press ESC to return to the Management Menu
Initialing a RAID Volume
1
Select Initialize from Management menu. All logical drives should
be listed under Logical Drives.
2
Press Spacebar to select drives for initialization. The selected drive
will be shown in yellow.
3
After selecting the drives, press F10 and select YES to start the
initialization process.
4
When initialization is complete, press ESC to continue.
5
Press ESC to return to the Management Menu.
Assigning a Hot Spare Drive
1
Select Objects from Management menu.
2
Select Physical Drive from Objects. All of the HDDs will be listed.
3
Select a drive marked as READY and press Enter.
4
Select Make Hot Spare and press Enter.
5
Select Yes then you will see the HDD is changed from READY to
HOTSP.
6
Press ESC to return to the Management Menu.
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MEGARAID SAS 8708EM2 RAID CREATION
This section briefly shows how to create RAID with MegaRAID SAS
8708EM2.
Entering MegaRAID SAS RAID Configuration Utility
To start MegaRAID SAS RAID Configuration Utility for MegaRAID SAS
8708EM2, press CTRL-H when you see the RAID BIOS during POST.
After POST finished, the Adapter Selection page will show on the
screen. Please click on Start to launch the configuration menu.
Loading Factory Default Setting
1
In the Configuration menu, select Adapter Properties. The current
adapter settings appear. Please click on Next to change the
setting.
2
Change the setting of Set Factory Defaults from No to Yes then
click on Submit.
3
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot the server.
Creating a RAID Volume
1
Launch the configuration menu.
2
Select Configuration Wizard.
3
Select Add Configuration (default) and click on Next.
4
Select Custom Configuration (default) and click on Next.
5
Hold the Ctrl key and select the drives that you want to add into
the array. After you selecting the drives, click on AddtoArray.
6
Click on Accept DG then Next.
7
Select the array you just created, click on Add to SPAN and Next.
8
Select the RAID Level you want to use, create the logical volume by
specify the size at Select Size and click on Accept to create the
logical volume.
9
Click on Next after you creating the logical volume.
10 Click on Accept and Yes to save the configuration.
Initialing a RAID Volume
1
After you create the logical volumes on all of the RAID volume,
click on Accept and Yes to save the configuration.
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2
Click on Yes to initialize the new logical drives. You will see all the
logical drives listed.
3
Click on Home to go back to the configuration menu.
Assigning a Hot Spare Drive
1
Select a free disk marked as UNCONF GOOD and listed under
Physical Drives.
2
Select Make Global Dedicated HSP or Make Dedicated HSP and
click on Go.
3
Click on Home to go back to the configuration menu. You will see
the disk marked as Hotspare in pink and listed under Physical
Drives.
4
Now you can reboot the system and install the Operating System.
Select Exit, click on Yes and press Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot the
system.
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FLEX IO LSI 1078 SAS RAID CREATION
This section briefly shows how to create RAID with Flex IO SAS RAID
card.
Entering Flex IO SAS RAID Configuration Utility
To start Flex IO SAS RAID Configuration Utility for Flex IO SAS RAID
card, press CTRL-H when you see the RAID BIOS during POST. After
POST finished, the Adapter Selection page will show on the screen.
Please click on Start to launch the configuration menu.
Loading Factory Default Setting
1
In the Configuration menu, select Adapter Properties. The current
adapter settings appear. Please click on Next to change the
setting.
2
Change the setting of Set Factory Defaults from No to Yes then
click on Submit.
3
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot the server.
Creating a RAID Volume
1
Launch the configuration menu.
2
Select Configuration Wizard.
3
Select Add Configuration (default) and click on Next.
4
Select Custom Configuration (default) and click on Next.
5
Hold the Ctrl key and select the drives that you want to add into
the array. After you selecting the drives, click on AddtoArray.
6
Click on Accept DG then Next.
7
Select the array you just created, click on Add to SPAN and Next.
8
Select the RAID Level you want to use, create the logical volume by
specify the size at Select Size and click on Accept to create the
logical volume.
9
Click on Next after you creating the logical volume.
10 Click on Accept and Yes to save the configuration.
Initialing a RAID Volume
1
After you create the logical volumes on all of the RAID volume,
click on Accept and Yes to save the configuration.
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2
Click on Yes to initialize the new logical drives. You will see all the
logical drives listed.
3
Click on Home to go back to the configuration menu.
Assigning a Hot Spare Drive
1
Select a free disk marked as UNCONF GOOD and listed under
Physical Drives.
2
Select Make Global Dedicated HSP or Make Dedicated HSP and
click on Go.
3
Click on Home to go back to the configuration menu. You will see
the disk marked as Hotspare in pink and listed under Physical
Drives.
4
Now you can reboot the system and install the Operating System.
Select Exit, click on Yes and press Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot the
system.
Appendix B:
Rack mount
configuration
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Rack installation information
Rack installation precautions
Follow the rack manufacturer's safety and installation instructions for
proper rack installation.
The following additional rack safety installation measures should be
considered:
•
Anchor the equipment rack
The equipment rack must be anchored to an unmovable suitable
support to prevent the rack from falling over when one or more
systems are fully extended out of the rack assembly. You must also
consider the weight of any other devices installed in the rack
assembly. The equipment rack must be installed according to the
manufacturer's instructions.
•
Main AC power disconnect
You are responsible for installing an AC power disconnect for the
entire rack unit. This main disconnect must be readily accessible,
and it must be labeled as controlling power to the entire unit, not
just to the system(s).
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Earth ground the rack installation
To avoid the potential for an electrical shock hazard, the rack
assembly itself must be suitably earth grounded, according to your
local regional electrical codes. This typically will require the rack to
have its own separate earth ground. We recommend you consult
your local approved electrician.
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Elevated operating ambient temperature
The maximum operating temperature of the system is 35°C (95°F).
Careful consideration should be given to installing the system in
an environment compatible with the 35°C (95°F) maximum
ambient temperature.
•
Reduced airflow
The amount of airflow required for the safe operation of the
equipment should not be compromised when installing the system
in a rack.
•
Mechanical loading
Exercise care when mounting the system in a rack to avoid any
accidents.
•
Circuit overloading
Appropriate consideration should be given when connecting the
supply circuit to the system to avoid any circuit overload. The
system name plate rating should be used when addressing
concerns about circuit overload.
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System rack installation
The server should be mounted into a rack. A tool-less rack rail kit is
available for installing system to a rack cabinet.
The figure below shows the server in a rack-mount position.
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Vertical mounting hole pattern
The four vertical rails of the system rack contain mounting holes
arranged in a manner shown in the figure below:
The system occupies 2U in the rack. Count the U positions and hole
numbers from the bottom up.
The distance from the center of two holes with closer spacing to the
center of the next pair is equivalent to 1U.
Note: The unit of measurement used in this guide is "U"
(1U = 1.75 inches or 44.45 mm). The total sum of the heights of all
components in the rack measured in "U" cannot exceed the
height of the rack. For more information, refer to the
documentation that came with the system rack.
When installing components, you must start your measurement from
the center of the two holes with closer spacing. Otherwise, the screw
holes on the component may not match those on the rack.
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Installing the system into the rack
Caution! To minimize the chances of injuries, make sure that two
or more people help in installing the server.
To install the system into a four-post rack
1
Confirm that the left and right inner rails have been correctly
identified.
2
Remove the inner rails from the mounting rails.
a
Extend the inner rail from the mounting rail until the rail release latch
clicks (1).
b
Press the release latch (2) and slip the inner rail out. .
c
Do the same thing to the other mounting rail.
Caution! To avoid personal injury, care should be taken when
pressing the inner rail release latches and sliding the component
into the rack.
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Attach the inner rails to both sides of the server.
a
Align the holes on the left and right inner rails to the hooks on the
left and right sides of the server.
b
Slide the inner rails to the front until the rails lock into place with an
audible click.
Install the mounting rails to the rack posts.
a
Align and insert the tabs and latches on the left and right mounting
rails to the front and rear rack post mounting holes (1). Make certain
the proper mounting holes on rack post are selected.
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b
Push down the latches (2) to make sure the mounting rails are
securely attached to the rack posts.
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Pull out the server mounting rails from the left and right mounting
rails.
Caution! To avoid personal injury, care should be taken when
pressing the inner rail release latches and sliding the component
into the rack.
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Install the server into the rack.
a
Insert the inner rails into the server mounting rails, then push the
server into the rack (1) until you hear a click sound.
b
Press the release latch (2) and continue to push the server (3)
into the rack until you hear a click sound
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Appendix B:
For security purposes, tighten the right and left thumbscrews on
the front panel to secure the server to the front of the rack as
illustrated below.
Appendix C: Acer
Smart Console
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Appendix C: Acer Smart Console
Using Acer Smart Console
Acer Smart Console has a user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI)
and a standard Internet browser. This article will help you become
familiar with the Acer Smart Console. Each function will be described
clearly.
Acer Smart Console offers:
System monitoring: Providing detailed information via a web UI,
including system information readings, system health overview, sensor
readings, and System Event Log readings. Green, amber and red
indicators give a clear system health overview and sensor readings to
help you to determine system status.
Remote system management: Via KVM/IP redirection lets you fully
control the system. You can remotely power on, off, reset system
through Acer Smart Console in-band or out-of-band. Acer Smart
Console implements media redirection for the CD/DVD ROM drive and
floppy drive. This feature enables remote installation of the operating
system or applications.
Notification: Via SNMP trap and email to inform a person or
management software when system status changes.
Platform neutrality: Acer Smart Console uses the standard HTTP
protocols. You can easily use a web browser to remotely manage
servers running different operating systems. Acer Smart Console also
provides cross-platform JAVA-based KVM redirection.
Security: SSL (Secured Socket Layer) and auto session time out ensure
higher security when using the web UI through HTTPS. When using
KVM and media redirection you can also encrypt the communication.
Account management: Acer Smart Console implements role-based
management. User accounts are separated into three levels: No access,
operator and administrator. Acer Smart Console also provides RADIUS
and LDAP Client Support.
Software requirements
Supported environments: Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, Windows 2000,
2003 and Server 2008.
JAVA: Version 6, update 12 or higher
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Note: KVM Remote Console Redirection needs to run in a JAVA
environment. Ensure the JAVA Runtime Environment Tool is
installed.
Accessing Acer Smart Console
1
Open your web browser and enter the system’s IP address. You will
be prompted to enter a username and password.
2
Enter the root username and password in the login screen.
3
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Username: root
•
Password: superuser
Click Login. The Acer Smart Console page appears.
Note: The default username is root and the default password is
superuser. Both the username and password are case sensitive and
should be entered in lower case each time.
Important: Logging into the console allows you full administrative
rights. Once logged in, you should you change your password.
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Acer Smart Console user interface
The Acer Smart Console page opens once you have logged in. This
page provides a central location for managing all connected servers.
The user interface includes a system status alert indicator, function list,
menu bar, function title, section information.
System status
The system status indicator, located in the upper left-hand corner of
the Acer Smart Console page, monitors and displays the system health
and stability. The system sensors allow you to monitor the system's
hardware parameters, such as fan performance, temperature sensors,
voltages, and power status. The following are the different system
health statuses that may be displayed on the console.
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Normal: The system is in good health and no alerts were detected
on the sensors.
•
Warning: At least one sensor has a warning alert.
•
Critical: At least one sensor has a critical alert.
System Information
The System Information menu includes options that allow you to view
general system information and the system FRU (field replaceable
units). Selecting the System Information menu displays the system
information and FRU readings options in the left pane.
System Information
Displays general server information, such as the power status,
management network IP and management controller MAC address,
BMC firmware version and build time, FRU revision and SDR revision
and allows you to manage the chassis LED indicator.
FRU Reading
Provides information about major system components, including
chassis, main board and other product information.
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Server Health
Displays data related to the server's health, such as sensor readings and
the event log. This menu has two options: Sensor Readings and Event
Log.
Sensor Readings
Allows you to monitor status of the voltages of the power supply, the
fan speed, processor and system temperature sensors.
Sensor Display Color
Indicates the health of the system processor, fan, temperature and
voltage in a box displayed before each sensor category.
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Green: Indicates the system is in good health and no alerts were
detected on the sensors.
•
Amber: Indicates at least one sensor has a warning alert.
•
Red: Indicates at least on sensor has a critical alert.
Threshold
Click Show Thresholds to view the threshold parameters of each
sensor. It displays the Low Non-Critical (NC), High Non-Critical (NC),
High Critical Threshold (CT) threshold information, and these items can
not be modified. When each threshold matches alert level, system will
send the alert to the specified destinations. To configure the specified
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destination, please go to Alert section. To refresh the sensor status, just
click Refresh.
Event Log
Provides a record of system events related to critical hardware
components. It logs the events when the sensor triggers an abnormal
state or is recovering from an abnormal state. When the log matches a
pre-defined alert, the system will send out a notification automatically
if pre-configured.
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Configuration
Allows you to designate email recipients for notification of system
alerts, configure the Date and Time, configure the LDAP (Lightweight
Directory Access Protocol) and RADIUS settings, configure the mouse
mode settings, configure the network settings, configure the Dynamic
DNS, configure the remote session settings, configure the SMTP email
server settings, create an SSL certificate and manage users.
The Configuration menu has the following options:
•
Alerts
•
Date and Time
•
LDAP
•
RADIUS
•
Mouse mode
•
Network
•
Dynamic DNS
•
Remote Session
•
SMTP
•
SSL Certificate
•
Users
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Alerts
Allows you to designate up to 15 email recipients for notification of
system alerts. When alerts occur, the system will send an email or a
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) trap containing the
event detail to the designated recipients.
The Alerts page allows you to do the following:
•
Modify: Change the email address or the destination server.
•
Send Test Alert: Send a test alert to the designated email address.
•
Delete: Remove pre-set alert destination settings.
Setting up alerts
You can set up notifications to be sent via SNMP trap or via email.
Setting up SNMP traps
1
On the Alerts page click Modify.
2
Specify the event severity, such as Critical or Warning.
3
Enter the IP information.
4
Click Save.
Setting up email notifications
1
On the Alerts page click Modify.
2
Specify the event severity, such as Critical or Warning.
3
Enter the recipient's email address.
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4
Enter a subject and message.
5
Click Save.
Date and Time
The Date and Time option allows you to set the BMC date and time.
LDAP (if available)
The LDAP option allows you to download the user account list and
authentication from the LDAP server and create Acer Smart Console
user accounts from this list.
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Configuring LDAP settings
1
On the LDAP Settings page and check Enable LDAP
Authentication.
2
Enter the required information to access the LDAP server.
3
Click Save.
RADIUS
The RADIUS option allows you to configure the RADIUS option.
Configuring RADIUS
1
On the RADIUS Settings page check Enable RADIUS.
2
Enter the required information to access the RADIUS server.
3
Click Save.
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Mouse mode
The Mouse mode option allows you to set a mouse mode to control
your mouse.
Setting the mouse mode
1
2
Select a mouse mode from the Mouse Mode page.
•
Absolute: Select this setting when using a Microsoft Windows
operating system.
•
Relative: Select this setting when using a Linux operating
system.
Click Save.
Network
The Network option allows you to configure and change the
management network parameters. You can configure the network
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settings by using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) or
manually.
Configuring network settings
1
On the Network Settings page, select whether to obtain an IP
address automatically or configure the network settings manually.
2
Click Save.
Dynamic DNS
The Dynamic DNS option allows you to configure and change the
management network parameters.
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Configuring Dynamic DNS
1
On the Dynamic DNS Settings page, check Enable Dynamic DNS.
2
Enter the required information to access the Dynamic DNS server.
3
Click Save.
Remote Session
The following options allow you to enable or disable encryption on
KVM or Media data during a redirection session. Select the remote
session then press Save.
Configuring Remote Session settings
1
On the Remote Session page, select whether to enable KVM or
Media Encryption.
2
Select a Virtual Media Attach Mode.
3
Click Save.
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SMTP
The SMTP option allows you to configure the SMTP (Simple Mail
Transfer Protocol) mail server settings.
Configuring the SMTP settings
1
On the SMTP Setting page, select a LAN channel number.
2
Enter the IP address of the SMTP server.
3
Enter the username and password.
4
Enter the email address for sending email notifications.
5
Enter the machine name.
6
Click Save.
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SSL Upload
The SSL Certificate option allows you to upload a SSL certificate
manually.
Uploading an SSL certificate
1
On the SSL Upload page, click Browse to locate the SSL certificate
on your system.
2
Click Upload.
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Users
The Users option allows you to create, edit, delete, and view user
accounts from the user list.
To configure user accounts in the User List page, you can select from
the following command buttons:
•
Delete User: Remove the user from the list.
•
Modify User: Edit the user profile.
•
Add User: Create a new user account.
User Privileges
The User List page includes a privilege setting for determining the
maximum privilege a user can have to the system. Users can be
configured to have certain access permissions, such as administrator
privilege, operator privilege, no access. The BMC (Baseboard
Management Controller) maintains a local database of remote access
users and their privileges. When the user logs in to the console, BMC
determines the user's privileges and executes commands according to
the privilege level.
The table below lists the privilege levels you can assign to a user.
•
No access: Users assigned this privilege have the least amount of
system access. This is considered the lowest privilege level.
•
Operator: The operator privilege has restricted access. All BMC
commands are allowed, except for the configuration commands
that allows the user to change the behavior of the out-of-band
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interfaces. Operator privilege can not disable individual channels
or change user access privileges.
•
Administrator: The administrator privilege has full access and can
configure the software and add users. Administrator privilege
have access to all BMC commands, including configuration
commands for disabling a communication channel.
Modifying a user account
1
On the Users page click Modify User.
2
Enter the username.
3
Enter the password.
4
Re-enter the password.
5
Select a privilege level from the drop-down menu.
6
Click Modify.
Remote Control
The Remote Control menu allows you to start a Remote Console
session with the host system and manage power remotely. This menu
include two options: KVM Remote Console Redirection and Server
Power Control.
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KVM Remote Console Redirection
The KVM Remote Console Redirection option allows you to start the
KVM Remote Console utility and remotely manage the server using the
monitor, mouse and keyboard as if you are connected directly to the
server.
Launching the KVM Remote Console utility
On the KVM Remote Console Redirection page, click Launch Console.
The web browser downloads and automatically launches the remote
console application. The KVM Remote Console screen appears.
For more information about the KVM Remote Console application,
refer to “KVM function description” on page 167.
Server Power Control
The Server Power Control option allows you to perform a remote
power on, power off, power cycle and reset your server.
Performing a remote power control operation
On the Server Power Control page, select an option then click Perform
Action.
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Launch SOL
SOL allows you to launch the remote console by using Serial over LAN.
Click Launch SOL. Select the Baud rate from the pull-down menu as
your SOL transfer rate. Make sure that the Baud rate selected here
matches the Baud Rate set in the BIOS.
Once you have selected the Baud rate, and press Start to start the
session. You can also press Stop to stop the SOL connection.
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Virtual Media
Floppy disk
This floppy disk option allows you to upload and share images via the
BMC. These images will then be emulated to the host server as USB
applications.
Perform the floppy disk operation
On the floppy disk page select an image file, then click Upload to
upload your image file to the server.
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CD-ROM image
This option allows you to upload and share images via the BMC. These
images will then be emulated to the host server as USB applications.
Perform the CD-ROM operation
1
On the CD-ROM Setting page, enter the share host server.
2
Enter the path to the CD-ROM image file.
3
Enter the user name (optional) and password (optional).
4
Click Save.
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Maintenance
Firmware Update
Maintenance allows you to upgrade the BMC firmware (including Acer
Smart Console and FRU information).
Upgrading firmware
1
On the Maintenance page click Enter Update Mode. The Firmware
Upload page appears.
2
Click Browse to locate the firmware image file.
3
Click Upload to upload the image file to the server.
Unite reset
Unite reset allows you to reboot the BMC (IPMI) Controller.
IP reset
IP reset allows you to reset the settings for virtual media, keyboard and
mouse on the host server.
Factory default
Factory Default allows you to reset IPMI to the factory default settings.
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IPMI configuration
IPMI Configuration allows you to save the current configuration
settings or to restore the settings to a previously-saved state.
Miscellaneous
POST snooping
POST snooping allows you to query the POST (Power-On Self Test)
Snooping code for BIOS LPC Port80.
KVM function description
You can launch the KVM Remote Console utility from the Acer Smart
Console Remote Control menu. The KVM Remote Console utility
enables you to control any programs on the server remotely, using a
local keyboard, monitor and mouse.
Virtual media
Virtual storage
Click this item to select a virtual storage device for your console
redirection.
•
USB Floppy & Flash Devices: Click this item to use a USB floppy
device or a flash device for your console redirection.
•
CDROM & ISO: Click this item to use a CDROM or an ISO device for
your console redirection.
•
Logical Drive Type: Click this item to select a logical drive type
from the pull down menu for your console redirection.
•
Image Filename and Full Path: Enter the Image Filename and the
path for your console redirection.
•
Plug In: After you've entered the correct information, click Plug In
> OK to launch console redirection.
Virtual keyboard
Click this item to configure the virtual keyboard settings for your
console redirection.
•
Virtual Keyboard: Click the item to activate the Virtual Keyboard.
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English Keyboard: The screen above shows the Virtual Keyboard in
English. Click any key on the keyboard for your BMC connection.
Record
This feature allows you to record media displays for your console
redirection.
Start recording: Click this item to start video recording on your remote
server.
Stop Recording:Click this item to stop video recording on your remote
server.
Playback
This feature allows you to playback the media displays that you have
recorded.
•
Open: Click this item to open your media recording files.
•
Close: Click this item to close your media recording files.
•
Stop: Click this item to stop media recording playback.
•
Play/Pause: Click this item to continue with media recording
playback or to stop media recording playback.
Macro
This feature allows you to configure Macro settings for your console
redirection.
•
Hold Right ALT Key: This item performs the same function as you
holding down the <Right Alt> key.
•
Hold Left ALT Key: This item performs the same function as you
holding down the <Left Alt> key.
•
Right Windows Key: This item performs the same function as
pressing the <Right Windows> key. Right click this item to select
Hold Down or Press & Release for the <Right Windows> key
function.
•
Left Windows Key: This item performs the same function as
pressing the <Left Windows> key. Right click this item to select
Press Down or Press & Release for the <Left Windows> key
function.
•
Macro: Click this item to activate a pull-down submenu displaying
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Macro hotkeys.
•
Macro Hotkeys: Click this item to display the macro hotkey pop-up
submenu. The hotkeys include the following:
•
<Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Del>
•
<Alt> + <Tab>
•
<Alt> + <Esc>
•
<Ctrl> + <Esc>
•
<Alt> + <Space>
•
<Alt> + <Enter>
•
<Alt> + <Hyphen>
•
<Alt> + <F4>
•
<Alt> + <Prnt Scrn>
•
<Prnt Scrn>
•
<F1>
•
<Alt> + <F1>
•
<Pause>
Options
The options menu allows you to configure the settings for Hotkey,
Preferences, Full-Screen Mode, OSD UI Style and
Keyboard_Mouse_Hotplug for your console redirection.
Hotkey settings
This feature allows you to configure Hotkey settings for your console
redirection.
•
Set Hotkey: Click this item to configure your hotkey settings for
your console redirection.
•
The Hotkey Settings screen displays the following information:
•
Hotkeys: Hotkeys: <Ctrl> + <1> to <Ctrl> + <7> are displayed
on the right side of the screen.
•
Actions: Click a hotkey to show the action corresponding to
this hotkey on the left of the screen.
•
Keyboard Monitor: Click this item to enable keyboard monitor
support.
•
Assign: Click a hotkey and select an action from the actions menu,
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and then click Assign to assign the action to the hotkey.
•
Start: After an action is assigned to a hotkey, click Start to execute
the command and complete the assignment.
•
Stop: After an action is assigned to a hot key, click Stop to cancel
the selection.
•
Close: After configuring the hotkey settings, click Close to close
this submenu.
Preferences
Display
Recording Time: Check this box if you want video recording to be
automatically turned off at a certain time. Once the automatic stop is
selected, enter the number of minutes before your video recording will
be automatically shut-off.
Display Scale: Use the handle on the slider to set the appropriate scale
setting for your video display (from 25 to 100).
Image Quality: Check the High Color box for a network connection
with heavier traffic. Check the Low Color box for a network connection
with lighter traffic. Click OK to use the settings set up by you.
Input
Mouse Settings: Click Input to configure mouse settings, including the
following.
Enable Mouse Input: Check this box to use your mouse as an input
device for your console redirection. Once mouse support is enabled,
select Absolute Mouse Mode if you use Windows; select Relative
Mouse for Linux.
Keyboard Settings: Check this box to use the keyboard as an input
device for your console redirection. Once keyboard support is enabled,
you can configure repeat key timeout settings.
Repeat Key Timeout: Use the handle on the slider to select the
appropriate timeout settings for repeat keystrokes from 0 ms
(millisecond) to 1000 ms (millisecond).
Language
From the Preferences submenu, select Language settings.
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From the language settings pop-up menu select the language you
want to use for console redirection. The language options are: English,
Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Korean, and Italian.
Once you have selected a language to use, click OK.
Window
From the Preference submenu, click Window to display the submenu.
The Window pop-up menu will open.
Check this box to allow the display window to be automatically resized
for best video display.
Click OK to keep the selection.
Video Stream Control
From the Preference submenu, click Video Stream Control to display
the submenu. The Window pop-up menu will display.
Check this box to enable Video Stream Flow Control support.
Select the correct speed setting. After setting the speed click OK.
Full-screen mode
This feature allows you to set the video display to the full-screen mode
for your console redirection.
OSD UI style
This feature allows you to configure the OSD UI style settings for
console redirection.
The OSD UI Style Screen: This screen provides shortcuts to the main
features provided by the firmware for console redirection. Click an
OSD UI Style icon to change the settings.
Move OSD UI Screen: Click this icon to move the UI to a new location
on the display.
Hotkey Settings: Click this icon to access the Hotkeys submenu and
change the settings.
Virtual Media: Click this item to access the Virtual Media submenu and
configure the settings.
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Virtual Keyboard: Click this item to access the Virtual Keyboard
submenu and use your virtual keyboard.
Preferences submenu: Click this item to access the Preferences
submenu.
Full-screen Mode: Click this item to change the display window to the
full-screen.
Exit Remote Console: Click on this item to exit from the remote
connection.
User List: Click on this item to display the user list.
Change Tool Bar Display: Click this item to change the tool bar display
format.
Hotplug Keyboard/Mouse: Click this item to use hotplug keyboard and
mouse.
Macro: Click this item to enable Macro support and use the Macro
settings features.
Video Recording: Click this item to access the Video Recording
submenu and to use video recording.
Video Playback: Click this item for video playback.
Hotplug Keyboard/Mouse
Hotplug Keyboard/Mouse: Click the item enable keyboard/mouse
hotplug support for your console redirection.
User List
This feature allows you to access the user list.
Session ID: This item displays the current session ID#.
User Name: This item displays the name(s) of the user(s).
IP Address: This item displays the IP Address of the host server.
Capture
This feature allows you to capture the screen display on your remote
console.
Full Screen Capture: Click this item to capture the full screen video
display.
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Exit
Yes: At the prompt, click Yes to exit from remote redirection.
No: Click No to return to the current session.
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Index
JBT1
CMOS
14
JP3
ME mode select
Adaptec onboard SATA RAID
configuring 125
controller
enabling 125
creation 125
Adaptec onboard SATA RAID Configuration Utility
entering 125
air duct 9
B
backplane board
2.5-inch HDD
14
C
controller
Intel onboard SATA RAID
123
F
front panel
ME recovery
BMC enabled
15
JPG1
VGA enable 15
JPRST1
BMC/PHY enable 15
JWD
watch dog 15
Jumper and Connector Locations
Top View 26
jumpers
JI2C1/JI2C2
SMB to PCI-E slots 14
JPL1/JPL2
GLAN1/2 enable 15
26
L
LED
D20
3
hard disk drives 9
hard drive
RAID configuration
Hot Spare drive
assigning
Adaptec 126
Intel 124
BMC heartbeat
16
standby power
16
LE1
123
I
indicator
power 5
status/fault 4
Intel onboard SATA RAID
configuring 123
creation 123
Intel onboard SATA RAID Configuration Utility
entering 123
internal components 9
jumper
14
JPB
H
J
14
JP5
A
LE11
system ID 16
system ID 8
LED connectors
mainboard 16
LED indicator
LAN port 8
LED indicator status
front panel 8
LEDs
mainboard 16
M
mainboard 9, 10
memory modules 9
P
PCI riser board bracket assembly
Power supply module 9
9
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R
S
rack
safety
CD or DVD xiii
server management
tools 122
system boards
backplane board 14
mainboard 10
riser board 16
system fan modules 9
system tour 1, 17, 111
installing 139
rack installation 133
mounting pattern
precautions 135
RAID Volume
creating 125
rear panel 7
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