AMX Rack Rail Kit MMS Servers User`s manual

AMX Rack Rail Kit MMS Servers User`s manual
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SUPERSERVER 7044A-82R
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Preface
Preface
About This Manual
This manual is written for professional system integrators and PC technicians.
It provides information for the installation and use of the SuperServer 7044A-82R.
Installation and maintainance should be performed by experienced technicians
only.
The SuperServer 7044A-82R is a high-end, dual processor 4U tower/rackmount
server based on the SC942i-R760 4U rackmount server chassis and the X6DA8G2, a dual processor serverboard that supports single or dual Intel NoconaTM at
a Front Side (System) Bus speed of 800 MHz and up to 16 GB of registered 400
MHz DDR2 SDRAM.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1: Introduction
The first chapter provides a checklist of the main components included with the
server system and describes the main features of the SUPER X6DA8-G2
serverboard and the SC942i-R760 chassis, which comprise the SuperServer
7044A-82R.
Chapter 2: Server Installation
This chapter describes the steps necessary to install the SuperServer 7044A82R into a rack and check out the server configuration prior to powering up the
system. If your server was ordered without processor and memory components,
this chapter will refer you to the appropriate sections of the manual for their
installation.
Chapter 3: System Interface
Refer here for details on the system interface, which includes the functions
and information provided by the control panel on the chassis as well as
other LEDs located throughout the system.
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Chapter 4: System Safety
You should thoroughly familiarize yourself with this chapter for a general overview
of safety precautions that should be followed when installing and servicing the
SuperServer 7044A-82R.
Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
Chapter 5 provides detailed information on the X6DA8-G2 serverboard, including
the locations and functions of connections, headers and jumpers. Refer to this
chapter when adding or removing processors or main memory and when
reconfiguring the serverboard.
Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
Refer to Chapter 6 for detailed information on the SC942i-R760 server chassis.
You should follow the procedures given in this chapter when installing, removing
or reconfiguring SCSI or peripheral drives and when replacing system power
supply units and cooling fans.
Chapter 7: BIOS
The BIOS chapter includes an introduction to BIOS and provides detailed information on running the CMOS Setup Utility.
Appendix A: BIOS POST Codes
Appendix B: Software Installation
Appendix C: System Specifications
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Table of Contents
Preface
About This Manual ....................................................................................................... iii
Manual Organization .................................................................................................... iii
Chapter 1: Introduction
1-1
Overview ............................................................................................................ 1-1
1-2
Serverboard Features ...................................................................................... 1-2
1-3
Server Chassis Features ................................................................................ 1-3
1-4
Contacting Supermicro ................................................................................... 1-6
Chapter 2: Quick Setup
2-1
Overview ............................................................................................................ 2-1
2-2
Unpacking the SuperWorkstation 7044A-82R .............................................. 2-1
2-3
Preparing for Setup ......................................................................................... 2-1
2-4
Installing the SuperWorkstation 7044A-82R into a Rack ............................ 2-4
2-5
Checking the Serverboard Setup ................................................................... 2-8
2-6
Checking the Drive Bay Setup ..................................................................... 2-10
Chapter 3: System Interface
3-1
Overview ............................................................................................................ 3-1
3-2
Control Panel Buttons ..................................................................................... 3-1
Power ......................................................................................................... 3-1
Reset .......................................................................................................... 3-1
3-3
Control Panel LEDs ......................................................................................... 3-2
Power ......................................................................................................... 3-2
HDD ............................................................................................................ 3-2
NIC1 ............................................................................................................ 3-2
NIC2 ............................................................................................................ 3-2
Overheat ..................................................................................................... 3-2
Power Fail .................................................................................................. 3-3
3-4
SCSI Drive Carrier LEDs ................................................................................. 3-3
3-5
LAN (Ethernet) Port LEDs .............................................................................. 3-3
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Chapter 4: System Safety
4-1
Electrical Safety Precautions ........................................................................... 4-1
4-2
General Safety Precautions ............................................................................. 4-2
4-3
ESD Safety Precautions ................................................................................... 4-3
4-4
Operating Precautions ...................................................................................... 4-4
Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
5-1
Handling the X6DA8-G2 Serverboard ............................................................... 5-1
5-2
PGA Processor and Heatsink Installation ...................................................... 5-2
5-3
Connecting Cables ............................................................................................ 5-4
Connecting Data Cables ............................................................................ 5-4
Connecting Power Cables .......................................................................... 5-4
Connecting the Control Panel ................................................................... 5-5
5-4
I/O Ports ............................................................................................................. 5-6
5-5
Installing Memory .............................................................................................. 5-6
5-6
Adding PCI Cards .............................................................................................. 5-8
5-7
Serverboard Details ........................................................................................... 5-9
X6DA8-G2 Layout .................................................................................... 5-10
X6DA8-G2 Quick Reference ................................................................... 5-10
5-8
Connector Definitions .................................................................................... 5-11
ATX Power Connector ............................................................................. 5-11
Processor Power Connector .................................................................. 5-11
NMI Button ............................................................................................... 5-11
Power LED ............................................................................................... 5-11
HDD LED ................................................................................................. 5-12
NIC1/NIC2 LED .......................................................................................... 5-12
Overheat LED (OH) ................................................................................. 5-12
Power Fail LED ....................................................................................... 5-12
Reset Button ........................................................................................... 5-13
Power Button ............................................................................................. 5-13
Chassis Intrusion ...................................................................................... 5-13
Universal Serial Bus (USB0/1) .............................................................. 5-13
Fan Headers ............................................................................................ 5-14
Serial Ports ............................................................................................. 5-14
GLAN 1/2 (Ethernet Ports) .................................................................... 5-14
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Ports ................................................. 5-14
Power LED/Speaker/NMI ........................................................................ 5-15
Wake-On-Ring ........................................................................................... 5-15
Wake-On-LAN .......................................................................................... 5-15
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SMB ......................................................................................................... 5-15
Power Fault ............................................................................................. 5-16
Keylock Fault .......................................................................................... 5-16
5-9
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................. 5-17
Explanation of Jumpers .......................................................................... 5-17
CMOS Clear ............................................................................................ 5-17
GLAN Enable/Disable ............................................................................. 5-18
SCSI Controller Enable/Disable ............................................................. 5-18
SCSI Termination Enable/Disable ......................................................... 5-18
Watch Dog Enable/Disable .................................................................... 5-19
AC'97 Audio Enable/Disable .................................................................. 5-19
Third Power Supply Alarm Enable/Disable .......................................... 5-20
Alarm Reset ............................................................................................. 5-20
Power Force On Enable/Disable ........................................................... 5-20
5-10 Onboard Indicators ........................................................................................ 5-21
GLAN1/GLAN2 LEDs .............................................................................. 5-21
5-11 Parallel Port, Floppy/Hard Disk Drive and SCSI Connections ................. 5-21
Parallel Port Connector .......................................................................... 5-21
Floppy Connector .................................................................................... 5-22
IDE Connectors ....................................................................................... 5-22
Ultra320 SCSI Connectors ..................................................................... 5-23
Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
6-1
Static-Sensitive Devices ................................................................................. 6-1
6-2
Front Control Panel ........................................................................................... 6-3
6-3
System Fans ...................................................................................................... 6-4
Fan Failure ................................................................................................... 6-4
Replacing System Fans ............................................................................. 6-4
6-4
Drive Bay Installation ........................................................................................ 6-5
SCSI Drives ............................................................................................... 6-5
Installing Components in the 5.25" Drive Bays ..................................... 6-8
6-5
Power Supply ..................................................................................................... 6-9
Power Supply Failure ................................................................................. 6-9
Replacing the Power Supply ..................................................................... 6-9
Chapter 7: BIOS
7-1
Introduction ....................................................................................................... 7-1
7-2
Running Setup ................................................................................................... 7-2
7-3
Main BIOS Setup .............................................................................................. 7-2
7-4
Advanced Setup ................................................................................................. 7-7
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7-5
Security ............................................................................................................ 7-19
7-6
Boot ................................................................................................................... 7-21
7-7
Exit .................................................................................................................... 7-22
Appendices:
Appendix A: BIOS POST Codes .............................................................................. A-1
Appendix B: Software Installation ............................................................................ B-1
Appendix C: System Specifications ........................................................................ C-1
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Chapter 1
Introduction
1-1
Overview
The Supermicro SuperServer 7044A-82R is a high-end dual processor server that
can be utilized either in a tower or in a rackmount configuration. The 7044A-82R
is comprised of two main subsystems: the SC942i-R760 high-end server chassis
and the X6DA8-G2 dual NoconaTM processor serverboard. Please refer to our web
site for information on operating systems that have been certified for use with the
SuperServer 7044A-82R.
In addition to the serverboard and chassis, various hardware components have
been included with the SuperServer 7044A-82R, as listed below:
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One (1) 3.5" floppy drive [FPD-PNSC-02(1)]
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One (1) 12-cm exhaust fan (FAN-0054)
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Three (3) hot-swap 12-cm chassis fans (FAN-0053)
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Six (6) 5.25" dummy drive trays [CSE-PT36(B)]
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One (1) front side USB kit [CSE-PT29(B)]
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One (1) front control panel cable (CBL-0047)
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One (1) round floppy cable (CBL-0040)
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One (1) round CD-ROM cable (CBL-0039)
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One (1) I/O shield (CSE-PT53)
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SCSI Accessories
One (1) mobile rack unit [CSE-M35(B)] with SCSI backplanes [CSE-SCA016]
One (1) 9" round SCSI cable (CBL-0043)
Five (5) SCA 1-inch high SCSI drive carriers [CSE-PT17(B)]
Optional: Two (2) Xeon active heatsinks (SNK-P0008A)
One (1) rackmount kit [CSE-PT26(B)]
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Serverboard Features
At the heart of the SuperServer 7044A-82R lies the X6DA8-G2, a dual processor
serverboard based on the Intel E7525 chipset and designed to provide maximum
performance. Below are the main features of the X6DA8-G2. (See Figure 1-1 for
a block diagram of the E7525 chipset).
Processors
The X6DA8-G2 supports single or dual 604-pin Intel Nocona TM processors at a
FSB speed of 800 MHz. Please refer to the serverboard description pages on our
web site for a complete listing of supported processors (http://
www.supermicro.com).
Memory
The X6DA8-G2 has eight 240-pin DIMM slots that can support up to 16 GB of
registered ECC DDR2-400 (PC3200) SDRAM. The memory is an interleaved
configuration, which requires modules of the same size and speed to be installed
in pairs.
Onboard SCSI
Onboard SCSI is provided with an Adaptec AIC-7902 SCSI chip, which supports
dual channel, Ultra320 SCSI at a throughput of 320 MB/sec for each channel.
The X6DA8-G2 provides two LVD Ultra320 SCSI ports.
PCI Expansion Slots
The X6DA8-G2 has six PCI expansion slots, which includes one [email protected]/sec
PCI-Express slot, one [email protected]/sec PCI-Express slot, three 64-bit PCI-X slots
(one 64-bit PCI-X 133 slot, one PCI-X 100 slot, one PCI-X 100MHz ZCR slot) and
one 32-bit 33MHz PCI slot (w/PCI graphics card support).
Onboard Controllers/Ports
One floppy drive controller and two onboard ATA/100 controllers are provided to
support up to four hard drives or ATAPI devices. The color-coded I/O ports
include two COM ports, a parallel port, four USB 2.0 ports, PS/2 mouse and
keyboard ports two G-bit Ethernet ports and Line-in, Line-out and Mic jacks. Two
front side USB ports are also included on the front of the chassis.
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Other Features
Other onboard features that promote system health include onboard voltage
monitors, a chassis intrusion header, auto-switching voltage regulators, chassis
and CPU overheat sensors, virus protection and BIOS rescue.
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Server Chassis Features
The SuperServer 7044A-82R is a high-end, scaleable server platform designed
with today's most state-of-the-art features. The following is a general outline of
the main features of the SC942i-R760 server chassis.
System Power
The 7044A-82R features a triple redundant 760W power supply that consists of
three separate power supply modules. These modules all share the load and run
continuously. If any of the three fail, the remaining two pick up the load and keep
the system running without interruption. A failed power supply module will
illuminate the power fail LED. The power supply modules are all hot-swappable,
so you don't have to power down the system to replace a module.
SCSI Subsystem
The SCSI subsystem supports up to five* 80-pin SCA Ultra320 SCSI hard drives.
(Five SCSI trays have been designed to fit into a mobile rack that is housed in
the chassis. Any standard 1" drives are supported. SCA = Single Connection
Attachment.) The SCSI drives are connected to a dual-channel SCA backplane
with SAF-TE. The SCSI drives are also hot-swap units. A RAID controller card
can be used with the SCA backplanes to provide data security.
* The system can support up to 10 hot-swappable Ultra320 SCSI drives if another
mobile rack (CSE-M35S) is installed.
Note: The operating system you use must have RAID support to enable the hotswap capability of the SCSI drives.
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Front Control Panel
The SuperServer 7044A-82R's control panel provides you with system monitoring
and control. LEDs indicate system power, HDD activity, network activity, overheat condition and power supply failure. A main power button and a system reset
button are also included.
I/O Backplane
The SC942i-R760 is an ATX form factor chassis that can be used as a tower or
mounted in a 4U rackmount configuration. The I/O backplane provides seven
motherboard expansion slots, two COM ports, a parallel port, four USB 2.0 ports,
PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports two G-bit Ethernet ports and Line-in, Line-out
and Mic jacks (see Figure 1-1).
Cooling System
The SC942i-R760 chassis has an innovative cooling design that includes three
12-cm hot-plug system cooling fans located in the middle section of the chassis
and one heavy duty 12-cm exhaust fan. Each power supply module also includes
a cooling fan. All chassis and power supply fans operate continuously.
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Figure 1-1. Intel E7525 Chipset:
System Block Diagram
Note: This is a general block diagram. Please see Chapter 5 for details.
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Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
Web Site:
SuperMicro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
+1 (408) 503-8000
+1 (408) 503-8008
[email protected] (General Information)
[email protected] (Technical Support)
www.supermicro.com
Europe
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
SuperMicro Computer B.V.
Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
+31 (0) 73-6400390
+31 (0) 73-6416525
[email protected] (General Information)
[email protected] (Technical Support)
[email protected] (Customer Support)
Asia-Pacific
Address:
SuperMicro, Taiwan
D5, 4F, No. 16 Chien-Ba Road
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel:
+886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3991
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com.tw
Technical Support:
Email:
[email protected]
Tel:
886-2-8228-1366, ext.132 or 139
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Chapter 2
Server Installation
2-1 Overview
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get your SuperServer 7044A-82R
up and running. Following these steps in the order given should enable you to
have the system operational within a minimum amount of time. This quick setup
assumes that your SuperServer 7044A-82R system has come to you with the
processors and memory preinstalled. If your system is not already fully integrated with a serverboard, processors, system memory etc., please turn to the
chapter or section noted in each step for details on installing specific components. The 7044A-82R may be employed either as a tower or mounted in a rack
as a 4U rackmount chassis. If using it as a server, please read Server Precautions in the next section and then skip ahead to Section 2-5.
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Unpacking the 7044A-82R
You should inspect the box the SuperServer 7044A-82R was shipped in and note
if it was damaged in any way. If the server itself shows damage you should file
a damage claim with the carrier who delivered it.
Decide on a suitable location for the SuperServer 7044A-82R. It should be
situated in a clean, dust-free area that is well ventilated. Avoid areas where heat,
electrical noise and electromagnetic fields are generated. You will also need it
placed near a grounded power outlet. Read the Rack and Server Precautions in
the next section.
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Preparing for Setup
The box the SuperServer 7044A-82R was shipped in may include two sets of rail
assemblies, two rail mounting brackets and mounting screws needed for installing the system into a rack (optional kit). Follow the steps in the order given to
complete the installation process in a minimum amount of time. Please read this
section in its entirety before you begin the installation procedure outlined in the
sections that follow.
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Choosing a Setup Location:
- Leave enough clearance in front of the system to enable you to open
the front door completely (~25 inches).
- Leave approximately 30 inches of clearance in the back of the system
to allow for sufficient airflow and ease in servicing.
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Warnings and Precautions!
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Rack Precautions:
- Ensure that the leveling jacks on the bottom of the rack are fully
extended to the floor with the full weight of the rack resting on them.
- In single rack installation, stabilizers should be attached to the rack.
- In multiple rack installations, the racks should be coupled together.
- Always make sure the rack is stable before extending a component
from the rack.
- You should extend only one component at a time - extending two or
more simultaneously may cause the rack to become unstable.
Server Precautions:
- Review the electrical and general safety precautions in Chapter 4.
- Determine the placement of each component in the rack before you
install the rails.
- Install the heaviest server components on the bottom of the rack
first, and then work up.
- Use a regulating uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect the
server from power surges, voltage spikes and to keep your
system operating in case of a power failure.
- Allow the hot plug SCSI drives and power supply units to cool before
touching them.
- Always keep the rack's front door and all panels and components on
the servers closed when not servicing to maintain proper cooling.
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Rack Mounting Considerations
Ambient Operating Temperature
If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the ambient operating
temperature of the rack environment may be greater than the ambient
temperature of the room. Therefore, consideration should be given to
installing the equipment in an environment compatible with the manufacturer’s
maximum rated ambient temperature (Tmra).
Reduced Airflow
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that the amount of airflow
required for safe operation is not compromised.
Mechanical Loading
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that a hazardous condition does
not arise due to uneven mechanical loading.
Circuit Overloading
Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the power
supply circuitry and the effect that any possible overloading of circuits might have
on overcurrent protection and power supply wiring. Appropriate consideration of
equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this concern.
Reliable Ground
A reliable ground must be maintained at all times. To ensure this, the rack itself
should be grounded. Particular attention should be given to power supply connections other than the direct connections to the branch circuit (i.e. the use of
power strips, etc.).
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Installing the 7044A-82R into a Rack
This section provides information on installing the SuperServer 7044A-82R into a
rack unit. Rack installation requires the use of the optional rackmount kit [CSEPT26(B)]. If the 7044A-82R has already been mounted into a rack or if you are
using it as a tower, you can skip ahead to Sections 2-5 and 2-6. There are a
variety of rack units on the market, which may mean the assembly procedure will
differ slightly. The following is a guideline for installing the 7044A-82R into a rack
with the rack rails provided in the rackmount kit. You should also refer to the
installation instructions that came with the rack unit you are using.
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails:
The optional 7044A-82R rackmount kit (CSE-PT26 or CSE-PT26B - black) includes two rack rail assemblies. Each of these assemblies consist of three
sections: an inner fixed chassis rail that secures to the 7044A-82R (A), an outer
fixed rack rail that secures directly to the rack itself (B) and a sliding rail guide
sandwiched between the two, which should remain attached to the fixed rack rail
(see Figure 2-1.) The A and B rails must be detached from each other to install.
Two chassis handles are also included with the rail kit.
To remove the fixed chassis rail (A), pull it out as far as possible - you
should hear a "click" sound as a locking tab emerges from inside the rail
assembly and locks the inner rail. Depress the locking tab to pull the
inner rail completely out. Do this for both assemblies.
Figure 2-1.
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails
B
A
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Installing the Chassis Rails:
You will need to remove the top bezel cover and the feet to add rack rails to the
chassis. First, remove the top/left cover by pushing the release tab in the center
of the cover lip (see Figure 2-2). Lift the cover off. Each chassis foot has a single
screw. Remove the screw then depress the foot’s locking tab from the inside of
the chassis to slide the foot off. Next, remove the top cover. You should see
a release tab at the middle of the lip. Push this tab toward the chassis edge
while pushing the cover toward the front of the chassis. It should then lift right
off. You can now attach rack rails to the top and bottom (now the sides) of the
chassis. First add the rack handles. Then position the fixed chassis rail sections you just removed along the side of the 7044A-82R making sure the screw
holes line up. Note that these two rails are left/right specific. Screw the rail
securely to the side of the chassis (see Figure 2-3). Repeat this procedure for
the other rail on the other side of the chassis. You will also need to attach the
rail brackets when installing into a telco rack.
Locking Tabs: As mentioned, both chassis rails have a locking tab, which
serves two functions. The first is to lock the server into place when installed and
pushed fully into the rack, which is its normal position. Secondly, these tabs
also lock the server in place when fully extended from the rack. This prevents
the server from coming completely out of the rack when you pull it out for
servicing.
Figure 2-2. Removing the Top Cover and Feet
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Figure 2-3. Installing the Rails to the Chassis
Installing the Rack Rails:
Determine where you want to place the SuperServer 7044A-82R in the
rack. (See Rack and Server Precautions in Section 2-3.)
Position the fixed rack rail/sliding rail guide assemblies at the desired location in the rack, keeping the sliding rail guide facing the inside of the rack.
Screw the assembly securely to the rack using the brackets provided.
Attach the other assembly to the other side of the rack, making both are at
the exact same height and with the rail guides facing inward. Finish by attaching
a handle to both sides of the chassis.
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Installing the Server into the Rack:
You should now have rails attached to both the chassis and the rack unit. The
next step is to install the server into the rack. You should have two brackets in
the rack mount kit. Install these first keeping in mind that they are left/right
specific (marked with "L" and "R"). Then, line up the rear of the chassis rails with
the front of the rack rails. Slide the chassis rails into the rack rails, keeping the
pressure even on both sides (you may have to depress the locking tabs when
inserting).
When the server has been pushed completely into the rack, you should hear the
locking tabs "click". Finish by inserting and tightening the thumbscrews that
hold the front of the server to the rack (see Figure 2-4).
Figure 2-4.
Installing the Server into a Rack
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Checking the Serverboard Setup
After setting up the the 7044A-82R, you will need to open the unit to
make sure the serverboard is properly installed and all the connections
have been made.
1. Accessing the inside of the 7044A-82R (see Figure 2-5):
(If rack mounted, first release the retention screws that secure the unit to the
rack. Grasp the two handles on either side and pull the unit straight out until
it locks (you will hear a "click").) There are two screws that secure the cover
to the chassis - remove these first. Depress the button on the top (side if
tower) of the chassis to release the cover. You can then lift the cover from
the chassis to gain full access to the inside of the server.
2. Check the CPUs (processors):
You should have one or two processors already installed into the
serverboard. Each processor should have its own heatsink attached.
See Chapter 5 for instructions on processor installation.
3. CPU clock ratio setting:
The CPU speed should be automatically detected. If not, you will need to
set the correct speed with the BIOS Setup utility. See the Frequency
Ratio setting in BIOS (Chapter 7) to set the processor speed.
4. Check the system memory:
Your 7044A-82R server system may have come with system memory already
installed. Make sure all DIMMs are fully seated in their slots. For details on
adding system memory, refer to Chapter 5.
5. Installing add-on cards:
If desired, you can install add-on cards to the system. See Chapter 5 for
details on installing PCI add-on cards.
6. Check all cable connections and airflow:
Make sure all power and data cables are properly connected and not blocking
the chassis airflow. See Chapter 5 for details on cable connections.
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Figure 2-5. Accessing the Inside of the 7044A-82R
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Checking the Drive Bay Setup
Next, you should check to make sure the peripheral drives and the SCSI
drives and SCA backplane have been properly installed and all connections
have been made.
1. Accessing the drive bays:
All drives can be accessed from the front of the server. For servicing
the CD-ROM, IDE hard drives and floppy drives, you will need to remove
the top/left chassis cover. The SCSI disk drives can be installed and
removed from the front of the chassis without removing any chassis
covers.
2. Installing components into the 5.25" drive bays:
To install components into the 5.25" drive bays, you must first remove the top/
left chassis cover as described in the previous section. Refer to Chapter 6 for
details.
3. Installing CD-ROM and floppy disk drives:
Refer to Chapter 6 if you need to reinstall a CD-ROM and/or floppy disk
drive to the system.
4. Check the SCSI disk drives:
Depending upon your system's configuration, your system may have one
or more drives already installed. If you need to install SCSI drives, please
refer to Chapter 6.
5. Check the airflow:
Airflow is provided by one 12-cm exhaust fan and three hot-swap 12-cm chassis fans. The system component layout was carefully designed to promote
sufficient airflow through the 4U rackmount space. Also note that all power
and data cables have been routed in such a way that they do not block the
airflow generated by the fans. Keep this in mind when you reroute them after
working on the system.
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6. Supplying power to the system:
The last thing you must do is to provide input power to the system. Plug
the power cord from the power supply units into a high-quality power
strip that offers protection from electrical noise and power surges. It is
recommended that you use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Finally, depress the power on button on the front of the chassis.
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Chapter 3
System Interface
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Overview
There are several LEDs on the control panel as well as two for each SCSI drive
carrier and each LAN (Ethernet) port. These LEDs are to keep you constantly
informed of the overall status of the system and the activity and health of specific
components. There are also two buttons on the chassis control panel.
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Control Panel Buttons
There are two push-button buttons located on the front of the chassis. These are
(in order from left to right) a power on/off button and a reset button.
!
POWER: This is the main power button, which is used to apply or turn off
the main system power. Turning off system power with this button removes the
main power but keeps standby power supplied to the system.
!
RESET: Use the reset button to reboot the system.
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Control Panel LEDs
The control panel located on the front of the SC942i-R760 chassis has six
LEDs that provide you with critical information related to different parts of
the system. This section explains what each LED indicates when illuminated and any corrective action you may need to take.
!
Power: Indicates external power is being supplied to the system's
power supply unit. This LED should normally be illuminated when the system is operating.
!
HDD: Indicates IDE channel activity. On the SuperServer 7044A-82R,
this LED indicates SCSI hard drive activity when flashing.
!
NIC1:
Indicates network activity on LAN1 when flashing.
!
NIC2:
Indicates network activity on LAN2 when flashing.
!
Overheat/Fan Fail: When this LED blinks it indicates a possible fan
failure. If the LED stays on, it indicates that a CPU Overheat condiditon has
occured. Please make sure that the cables are not obstructing the air flow,
the chassis covers and the heatsinks are properly installed. (see Chapter
5). This LED will remain on as long as the overheat condition exists.
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!
Power Fail: Indicates a power supply module has failed. The remaining two power supply modules will take the load to keep the system
running continuously, but the failed module will need to be replaced. You
do not need to shut down the system to replace the failed module. Refer to
Chapter 6 for details on replacing the power supply module. This LED
should be off when the system is operating normally.
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SCSI Drive Carrier LEDs
Each SCSI drive carrier has two LEDs.
!
Green: When illuminated, the green LED on the front of the SCSI drive
carrier indicates drive activity. A connection to the SCSI SCA backplane
enables this LED to blink on and off when that particular drive is being
accessed.
!
Red: A SAF-TE compliant backplane is needed to activate the red
LEDs, which indicate a drive failure. Please refer to Chapter 6 for instructions on replacing failed SCSI drives.
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LAN (Ethernet) Port LEDs
The two LAN Ethernet ports (located beside the VGA port) each have a
yellow and a green LED. The yellow (left) LED indicates activity while the
other (right) LED may be green, orange or off to indicate the speed of the
connection. See the tables below for the functions associated with these
LEDs.
Gb LAN Left LED
Indicator
LED
Color
Off
Yellow
Gb LAN Right LED
Indicator
LED
Color
Off
Green
Orange
Definition
Not Active
Active
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Definition
No Connection
100 MHz
1 GHz
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Chapter 4: System Safety
Chapter 4
System Safety
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Electrical Safety Precautions
!
Basic electrical safety precautions should be followed to protect
yourself from harm and the SuperServer 7044A-82R from damage:
! Be aware of the locations of the power on/off switch on the
chassis as well as the room's emergency power-off switch,
disconnection switch or electrical outlet. If an electrical accident
occurs, you can then quickly remove power from the system.
! Do not work alone when working with high voltage components.
! Power should always be disconnected from the system when
removing or installing main system components, such as the
motherboard, memory modules and the CD-ROM and floppy drives.
When disconnecting power, you should first power down the
system with the operating system and then unplug the power cords
of all the power supply units in the system.
! When working around exposed electrical circuits, another person
who is familiar with the power-off controls should be nearby to
switch off the power if necessary.
! Use only one hand when working with powered-on electrical
equipment. This is to avoid making a complete circuit, which will
cause electrical shock. Use extreme caution when using metal
tools, which can easily damage any electrical components or circuit
boards they come into contact with.
! Do not use mats designed to decrease electrostatic discharge as
protection from electrical shock. Instead, use rubber mats that
have been specifically designed as electrical insulators.
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! The power supply power cord must include a grounding plug and must be
plugged into grounded electrical outlets.
! Serverboard Battery: CAUTION - There is a danger of explosion if
the onboard battery is installed backwards, which will reverse its
polarities. The positive side of the battery should be facing up and
the negative side should facing the serverboard. This battery must
be replaced only with the same or an equivalent type recommended
by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer's instructions.
! CD-ROM Laser: CAUTION - this server may have come equipped
with a CD-ROM drive. To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam
and hazardous radiation exposure, do not open the enclosure or
use the unit in any unconventional way.
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General Safety Precautions
!
Follow these rules to ensure general safety:
! Keep the area around the SuperServer 7044A-82R clean and free of
clutter.
! The SuperServer 7044A-82R weighs approximately 66.5 lbs. When lifting
the system, two people at either end should lift slowly with their feet
spread out to distribute the weight. Always keep your back straight
and lift with your legs.
! Place the chassis top/side cover and any system components that
have been removed away from the system or on a table so that
they won't accidentally be stepped on.
! While working on the system, do not wear loose clothing such as
neckties and unbuttoned shirt sleeves, which can come into contact
with electrical circuits or be pulled into a cooling fan.
! Remove any jewelry or metal objects from your body, which are
excellent metal conductors that can create short circuits and harm
you if they come into contact with printed circuit boards or areas
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where power is present.
! After accessing the inside of the system, close the system back up
and (if rackmounted) secure it to the rack unit with the retention
screws after ensuring that all connections have been made.
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ESD Precautions
!
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is generated by two objects with
different electrical charges coming into contact with each other. An
electrical discharge is created to neutralize this difference, which can
damage electronic components and printed circuit boards. The
following measures are generally sufficient to neutralize this
difference before contact is made to protect your equipment from ESD:
! Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
! Keep all components and printed circuit boards (PCBs) in their
antistatic bags until ready for use.
! Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the
antistatic bag.
! Do not let components or PCBs come into contact with your
clothing, which may retain a charge even if you are wearing a wrist
strap.
! Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components,
peripheral chips, memory modules or contacts.
! When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
! Put the serverboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags
when not in use.
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! For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis
provides excellent conductivity between the power supply, the case,
the mounting fasteners and the serverboard.
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Operating Precautions
!
Care must be taken to assure that all chassis covers are in place when
the 7044A-82R is operating to ensure proper cooling. Out of warranty
damage to the 7044A-82R system can occur if this practice is not strictly
followed.
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Chapter 5
Advanced Serverboard Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install processors and heatsinks to the
X6DA8-G2 serverboard, connect the data and power cables and install add-on
cards. All serverboard jumpers and connections are described and a layout and
quick reference chart are included in this chapter. Remember to close the
chassis completely when you have finished working on the serverboard to protect
and cool the system sufficiently.
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Handling the X6DA8-G2 Serverboard
Static electrical discharge can damage electronic components. To prevent
damage to printed circuit boards, it is important to handle them very carefully (see Chapter 4). Also note that the size and weight of the serverboard
can cause it to bend if handled improperly, which may result in damage. To
prevent the serverboard from bending, keep one hand under the center of
the board to support it when handling. The following measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from static discharge.
Precautions
• Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
• Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic bag.
• Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
• When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
• Put the serverboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.
Unpacking
The serverboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage.
When unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
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PGA Processor and Heatsink Installation
!
When handling the processor package, avoid placing direct
pressure on the label area of the fan. Also, do not place the
motherboard on a conductive surface, which can damage the
BIOS battery and prevent the system from booting up.
IMPORTANT: 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 heat sink.
CPU Installation
1. Lift the lever on the CPU socket:
Lift the lever completely as shown on
the picture on the right; otherwise, you
will damage the CPU socket when
power is applied. Install CPU1 first.
Socket lever
2. Insert the CPU in the socket,
making sure that pin 1 of the CPU
aligns with pin 1 of the socket (both
corners are marked with a triangle).
When using only one CPU, install it
into CPU socket #1. (Socket #2 is
automatically disabled if only one
CPU is used.)
Pin 1
3. Press the lever down until you
hear a *click*, which means the
CPU is securely installed in the
CPU socket.
Socket lever in the
locking Position
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Heatsink Installation
1. Do not apply any thermal compound to the heatsink or the CPU
die; the required amount has already been applied.
2. Place the heatsink on top of the
CPU so that the four mounting
holes are aligned with those on the
retention mechanism.
Screw #1
3. Screw in two diagonal screws (ie
the #1 and the #2 screws) until just
snug (-do not fully tighten the
screws to avoid possible damage to
the CPU.)
4. Finish the installation by fully
tightening all four screws.
Screw #
Figure 5-1. 604-pin PGA Socket: Empty and with Processor Installed
!
Warning! Make sure you lift the lever completely when
installing the CPU. If the lever is only partly raised, damage
to the socket or CPU may result.
Empty socket
With processor installed
Lever
Triangle (pin 1)
Triangle locating pin 1
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Connecting Cables
Now that the processors are installed, the next step is to connect the
cables to the serverboard. These include the data (ribbon) cables for the
peripherals and control panel and the power cables.
Connecting Data Cables
The ribbon cables used to transfer data from the peripheral devices have
been carefully routed in preconfigured systems to prevent them from blocking the flow of cooling air that moves through the system from front to back.
If you need to disconnect any of these cables, you should take care to keep
them routed as they were originally after reconnecting them (make sure the
red wires connect to the pin 1 locations). If you are configuring the system, keep the airflow in mind when routing the cables. The following data
cables (with their motherboard connector locations noted) should be connected. See the serverboard layout figure in this chapter for connector
locations.
! Ultra320 LVD SCSI Cables (JA1)
! Control Panel Cable (JF1, see next page)
! Front Side USB Cable (JD2)
Connecting Power Cables
The X6DA8-G2 has a 24-pin primary power supply connector designated "ATX
Power" for connection to the ATX power supply. Connect the appropriate connector from the power supply to the "ATX Power" connector to supply power to
the serverboard. The 12V 8-pin power connector at J1D1 and the 12V 4-pin power
connector at J32 must also both be connected to your power supply. See the
Connector Definitions section in this chapter for power connector pin definitions.
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Connecting the Control Panel
JF1 contains header pins for various front control panel connectors. See
Figure 5-2 for the pin locations of the various front control panel buttons and
LED indicators. Please note that even and odd numbered pins are on
opposite sides of each header.
All JF1 wires have been bundled into single ribbon cable to simplify their
connection. Make sure the red wire plugs into pin 1 as marked on the
board. The other end connects to the Control Panel printed circuit board,
located just behind the system status LEDs in the chassis.
See the Connector Definitions section in this chapter for details and pin
descriptions of JF1.
Figure 5-2. JF1 Header Pins
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
Power LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
Overheat LED
Vcc
Power Fail LED
Vcc
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
Pwr
Power Button
2
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I/O Ports
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC 99 specification. See
Figure 5-3 below for the colors and locations of the various I/O ports.
Figure 5-3. X6DA8-G2 Rear Panel I/O Ports
Parallel Port
USB#0-3
Line-out
KB/Mouse
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COM1
COM2
LAN1/2
Line-In
Mic
Installing Memory
Note: Check the Supermicro web site for recommended memory modules:
http://www.supermicro.com/TECHSUPPORT/FAQs/Memory_vendors.htm
CAUTION
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM
modules to prevent any possible damage. Also note that the
memory is interleaved to improve performance (see step 1).
DIMM Installation (See Figures 5-4 and 5-5)
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots, starting with
Bank #1A. The memory scheme is interleaved so you must install two
modules at a time, beginning with DIMM #1A, then DIMM #1B, and so on.
2. Insert each DIMM module vertically into its slot. Pay attention to the
notch along the bottom of the module to prevent inserting the DIMM
module incorrectly.
3. Gently press down on the DIMM module until it snaps into place in the
slot. Repeat for all modules (see step 1 above).
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Memory Support
The X6DA8-G2 supports up to 16 GB of registered ECC DDR2-400 (PC3200)
memory. The memory is an interleaved configuration, which requires modules of
the same size and speed to be installed in pairs. You should not mix modules
of different sizes and/or speeds.
Figure 5-4. Side View of DIMM Installation into Slot
To Install: Insert module vertically and press down until it snaps into
place. Pay attention to the bottom notch.
To Remove: Use your thumbs to gently push each release tab outward
to free the DIMM from the slot.
Figure 5-5. Top View of DIMM Slot
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Adding PCI Cards
1.
PCI slots:
The X6DA8-G2 has has six PCI expansion slots, which includes one
[email protected]/sec PCI-Express slot, one [email protected]/sec PCI-Express slot, three
64-bit PCI-X slots (one 64-bit PCI-X 133 slot, one PCI-X 100 slot, one PCI-X
100MHz ZCR slot) and one 32-bit 33MHz PCI slot (w/PCI graphics card
support).
2.
PCI card installation:
Before installing a PCI add-on card, make sure you install it into a slot that
supports the speed of the card (see step 1, above). Begin by removing the
screw from the I/O backpanel shield that corresponds to the slot you wish to
populate. Insert the PCI card into the correct slot on the serverboard,
pushing down with your thumbs evenly on both sides of the card. Finish by
securing the card to the chassis with the same screw you removed from the
I/O shield. Follow this procedure when adding a card to other slots.
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Serverboard Details
Figure 5-6. SUPER X6DA8-G2 Layout*
(not drawn to scale)
KB/
Mouse
FAN6
ATX PWR
J32
FAN5
J9
J1B4
J40
USB0/1/
2/3
COM1
Parrallel
JLAN1
Port
J23
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 2B
Bank 2
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
JPF
PW
Force On
FAN7
J1D1
J24
JP12
FAN1
JF1
CPU1
JP15
JD1
FAN2
COM2
Tumwater
CPU2
(North Bridge)
Line_In/Line_Out
JP14
JC2
JP13
JOH1
LAN1/2
J C 1 Mic
JL1
JPC1
JK1
FAN3
SI/O
JD3
JPL1
JWD
JP8
JPA1
Slot #3: PCI-X (133MHz)
Slot #4: PCI-X (100MHz ZCR)
PXH
AIC-7902
JA1
J22
JWOR1
JWOL
SPKR
JD2
*Notes:
Jumpers not noted are for test purposes only.
"
J4 J3
BIOS
J27
Slot #2: PCI-X (100MHz)
Battery
IPMI 2.0
JBT1
IDE #1
South
Bridge
Slot #4: x4 PCI-Express
Floppy
Slot #5: PCI (33MHz)
GLAN
CTRL
FAN8
J20
SCSI Ch A
CD2 CD1
IDE #2
Keylock
Slot #6: x16 PCI-Express
" indicates the location of Pin 1.
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JA2
JPA2
JPA3
SCSI Ch B
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X6DA8-G2 Quick Reference
Jumper
Description
JBT1
JP13
JP14
JPA1
JPA2/JPA3
JPC1
JPF
JPL1
JWD
CMOS Clear
See Section 5-9
3rd Pwr Supply Alarm Enable/Disable Open (Disabled)
Pwr Supply Fail Alarm Reset
Open (Disabled)
SCSI Controller Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
SCSI Ch. A/B Term. Enable/Disable Open(Enabled)
Audio Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
Power Force On
Open (Disabled)
Giga-bit LAN Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
Watch Dog Enable
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
Default Setting
Connector
Description
J1B4
J1D1
COM1, COM2
DIMM1A-4B
FAN1-8
J3/J4
J9
J20
J22
J23
J24
J32
J40
JA1, JA2
JC1
JC2
JD1
JD2
JD3
JF1
JK1
JL1
JOH1
JP8
JP12
JWOL
JWOR1
LAN1/2
Primary 24-pin ATX PWR Connector
12V 8-pin PWR Connector
COM1 and COM2 Serial Port Connectors
Memory (SDRAM) Slots
CPU FAN1/CPU FAN2/Chassis Fans Headers
IDE#1/#2 Disk Drive Connectors
Keyboard/Mouse
IPMI 2.0 Connector
System Management Bus Connector
Parallel (Printer) Port
PWR System Management Bus
12V 4-pin CPU PWR Connector
Universal Serial Bus Ports 0-3 (backpanel ports)
Ultra320 SCSI Channel A, Channel B
Microphone Jack
Line In/Out Jacks
PWR LED (Pins1-3), Speaker (Pins 4-7)
Universal Serial Bus Ports 6/7 (front access ports)
Universal Serial Bus Ports 4/5 (front access ports)
Front Panel Control
Keylock
Chassis Intrusion Header
Overheat LED
Floppy Disk Drive Connector
Power Fault Connector
Wake-on-LAN Header
Wake-on-Ring Header
Gigabit Ethernet Ports
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Connector Definitions
ATX Power Connector
The X6DA8-G2 includes a 24-pin
main power supply connector (J1B4)
and a 4-pin CPU PWR connector
(J32). These power connectors meet
the SSI EPS 12V specification. You
can use a 20-pin connector, but connecting J3 is also required to ensure
sufficient power. See the table on the
right for pin definitions. For CPU
power, please see the item below.
ATX Power Supply 24-pin Connector
Pin Definitions (J1B4)
Pin Number Definition Pin Number Definition
1
+3.3V
13
+3.3V
2
+3.3V
14
-12V
3
COM
15
COM
4
+5V
16
PS_ON#
5
COM
17
COM
6
+5V
18
COM
7
COM
19
COM
8
PWR_OK
20
Res(NC)
9
5VSB
21
+5V
10
+12V
22
+5V
11
+12V
23
+5V
12
+3.3V
24
COM
+12V 4-pin Connector
(J32)
Required
Connection
Processor Power
Connector
In addition to the Primary ATX power
connector (above), the 12v 8-pin processor power connector at J1D1
must also be connected to your
power supply. (If an 8-pin cable is
not available, please use two 4-pin
cables.) See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Required
Connection
Pins # Definition
1 & 2 Ground
3&4
+12 V
CPU 8-pin PWR
Connector (J1D1)
Pins Definition
1 thru 4 Ground
5 thru 8
+12v
NMI Button
The non-maskable interrupt button
header is located on pins 19 and 20
of JF1. Refer to the table on the right
for pin definitions.
NMI Button Pin
Definitions (JF1)
Pin
Number
Definition
19
Control
20
Ground
Power LED
The Power LED connection is located on pins 15 and 16 of JF1. Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
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PWR_LED Pin Definitions
(JF1)
Pin
Number
Definition
15
Vcc
16
Control
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HDD LED
The HDD LED (for IDE and SCSI Disk
Drives) connection is located on pins
13 and 14 of JF1. Attach the hard
drive LED cable to these pins to display disk activity. Refer to the table
on the right for pin definitions.
HDD LED Pin
Definitions
(JF1)
Pin
Number Definition
13
Vcc
14
HD Active
NIC1/NIC2 LED
The NIC1 (Network Interface Controller) LED connections for the GLAN
port1 is located on pins 11 and 12 of
JF1 and the NIC2 LED connectors
are located on Pins 9 and 10 of JF1.
Attach the NIC1 LED cable to display network activity. Refer to the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Overheat/Fan Fail LED (OH)
Connect an LED to the OH connection on pins 7 and 8 of JF1 to provide
warning of a processor overheating or a fan failure. The LED will
blink as long as a fan failure condition exists. It will stay on when
an overheat condition occurs. Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Power Fail LED
NIC1/NIC2 LED Pin
Definitions
(JF1)
Pin
Number Definition
9/11
Vcc
10/12
GND
Overheat/ Fan Fail
LED Pin Definitions
(JF1)
Pin
Number Definition
7
Vcc
8
GND
Overheat/Fan Fail
LED Pin Definitions
(JF1)
State
Indicator
Blinking Fan Failure
Solid
Overheat
Power Fail LED Pin
Definitions
(JF1)
The Power Fail LED connection is
located on pins 5 and 6 of JF1. Refer
to the table on the right for pin definitions.
5-12
Pin
Number Definition
5
Vcc
6
GND
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Reset Button
Reset Pin
Definitions
(JF1)
The Reset Button connection is located on pins 3 and 4 of JF1. Attach
it to the hardware reset switch on the
computer case. Refer to the table on
the right for pin definitions.
Pin
Number Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
Power Button
Power Button
Connector
Pin Definitions
(JF1)
The Power Button connection is located on pins 1 and 2 of JF1. Momentarily contacting both pins will
power on/off the system. This button
can also be configured to function as
a suspend button (see the appropriate setting in BIOS). To turn off the
power when set to suspend mode,
depress the button for at least 4 seconds. Refer to the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Pin
Number Definition
PW_ON
1
Ground
2
Chassis Intrusion
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions (JL1)
Pin
Number
Definition
1
Intrusion Input
2
Ground
A Chassis Intrusion header is located at JL1. Attach the appropriate cable to inform you of a chassis intrusion.
USB Pin Definitions
Universal Serial Bus
(USB0/1)
J40 (Back Panel USB)
There are eight USB 2.0 (Universal
Serial Bus) ports/headers on the
motherboard. Four of them are back
panel USB ports (USB0-3 at J40),
and the other four are front panel
USB headers (USB4/5:JD3 and
USB6/7: JD2). See the tables on the
right for pin definitions.
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Pin# Definition
1
+5V
2
P03
P0+
4 Ground
JD2 & JD3 (FP USB)
Pin
Number
1
3
5
7
Definition
+5V
POPO+
Ground
Pin
Number
2
4
6
8
10
Definition
+5V
POPO+
Ground
Ground
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Fan Headers
Fan Header Pin Definitions
Pin #
Definition
1
Ground (black)
2
+12V (red)
3
Tachometer
4
PWR_Control
There are eight fan headers (FAN1FAN8) on the X6DA8-G2. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
(Note: These fan headers are 4-pin
fans. Pins 1-3 are backward compatible with traditional 3-pin fans.)
Caution: These fan headers
use DC power.
Serial Ports
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM1, COM2)
The COM1 (J3) and COM2 (J4) serial
ports are located under the parallel
port (see Figure 2-3). See the table
on the right for pin definitions.
Pin Number
1
2
3
4
5
Definition Pin Number Definition
CD
6
DSR
RD
7
RTS
TD
8
CTS
DTR
9
RI
Ground
10
NC
Note: Pin 10 is included on the header but not on
the port.
GLAN1/2 (Ethernet Ports)
Two Gigabit Ethernet ports (designated LAN1 and LAN2) are located
on the I/O backplane. These ports
accept RJF1 type cables.
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and
PS/2 Mouse Ports
PS/2 Keyboard
and Mouse Port
Pin Definitions
(J9)
The ATX PS/2 keyboard and PS/2
mouse are located on J9. See the
table at right for pin definitions.
(See Figure 5-4 for the locations
of each.)
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Pin
Number Definition
Data
1
NC
2
Ground
3
VCC
4
Clock
5
NC
6
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Power LED/Speaker/NMI
Speaker Connector Pin
Definitions (JD1)
On the JDI header, pins 1-3 are for
a power LED and pins 4-7 are for the
speaker. See the table on the right
for speaker pin definitions.
Note: The speaker connector pins
are for use with an external speaker.
If you wish to use the onboard
speaker, you should close pins 6-7
with a jumper.
Wake-On-Ring
Pin
Number Function
Definition
4
+
Red wire, Speaker data
5
Key
No connection
6
Key
7
Speaker data
Wake-on-Ring
Pin Definitions
(JWOR1)
The Wake-On-Ring header is designated JWOR1. This function allows
your computer to receive and "wakeup" by an incoming call to the modem when in suspend state. See
the table on the right for pin definitions. You must have a Wake-OnRing card and cable to use this feature.
Pin
Number Definition
1
Ground
2
Wake-up
Wake-On-LAN
The Wake-On-LAN header is located
at JWOL on the motherboard. See
the table on the right for pin definitions. You must enable the LAN
Wake-Up setting in BIOS to use this
function. (You must also have a LAN
card with a Wake-On-LAN connector
and cable to use this feature.)
Wake-On-LAN Pin
Definitions (JWOL)
Pin
Number
1
2
3
Definition
+5V Standby
Ground
Wake-up
SMB
SMB Header
Pin Definitions (J22)
A System Management Bus header
is located at J22. Connect the appropriate cable here to utilize SMB
on your system.
5-15
Pin
Number
1
2
3
4
Definition
Data
Ground
Clock
No Connection
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Power Fault
Power Fail
Pin Definitions (JP12)
Connect a cable from your power
supply to the Power Fail header
(JP12) to provide warning of power
supply failure. This warning signal is
passed through the PWR_LED pin to
indicate of a power failure on the
chassis. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Keylock
The keyboard lock connection is located on JK1. Utilizing this header
allows you to inhibit any actions made
on the keyboard, effectively "locking"
it.
5-16
Pin
Number
1
2
3
4
Definition
P/S 1 Fail Signal
P/S 2 Fail Signal
P/S 3 Fail Signal
Reset (from MB)
Note: This feature is only available when
using redundant Supermicro power supplies.
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Jumper Settings
Explanation of
Jumpers
Connector
Pins
To modify the operation of the
serverboard, jumpers can be
used to choose between
optional settings.
Jumpers
create shorts between two pins
to change the function of the
connector. Pin 1 is identified
with a square solder pad on
the printed circuit board. See
the serverboard layout pages
for jumper locations.
Note : On two pin jumpers,
"Closed" means the jumper is
on and "Open" means the
3
2
1
3
2
1
Jumper
Cap
Setting
Pin 1-2 short
jumper is off the pins.
CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS (which will also clear any passwords). Instead of
pins, this jumper consists of contact pads to prevent accidentally clearing the
contents of CMOS.
To clear CMOS,
1) First unplug the power cord(s)
2) With the power disconnected, short the CMOS pads with a metal object such
as a small screwdriver
3) Remove the screwdriver (or shorting device)
4) Reconnect the power cord(s) and power on the system.
Note: Do not use the PW_ON connector to clear CMOS.
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GLAN
Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
(JPL1)
GLAN Enable/Disable
Change the setting of jumper JPL1 to
enable or disable the onboard GLAN
ports (GLAN1 and GLAN2) on the
serverboard. See the table on the
right for jumper settings. The default
setting is enabled
Jumper
Position
Pins 1-2
Pins 2-3
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
SCSI Controller Enable/
Disable
Jumper JPA1 allows you to enable or
disable the SCSI headers. The default setting is pins 1-2 to enable all
four headers. See the table on the
right for jumper settings.
SCSI Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
(JPA1)
Jumper
Position
Pins 1-2
Pins 2-3
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
SCSI Termination Enable/
Disable
Jumpers JPA2 and JPA3 allow you to
enable or disable termination for the
SCSI connectors. Jumper JPA2 controls SCSI channel A and JPA3 is for
channel B. The default setting is open
to enable (terminate) both SCSI channels.
Note: In order for the SCSI drives to
function properly, please do not
change the default setting set by the
manufacturer. See the table on the
right for jumper settings.
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SCSI Channel Termination
Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
(JPA2, JPA3)
Jumper
Position
Open
Closed
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
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Watch Dog Enable/Disable
JWD enables the Watch Dog function. Watch Dog is a system monitor that can reboot the system when
a software application is "hung up".
Pins 1-2 will cause WD to reset the
system if an application is hung up.
Pins 2-3 will generate a nonmaskable interrupt signal for the application that is hung up. See the
table on the right for jumper settings.
Watch Dog can also be enabled via
BIOS.
Note: When enabled, the user needs
to write his own application software
in order to disable the Watch Dog
Timer.
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings (JWD)
Jumper
Position
Pins 1-2
Pins 2-3
Open
Definition
WD to Reset
WD to NMI
Disabled
AC'97 Audio Enable/Disable
AC'97 provides high quality onboard audio. The X6DA8-G2 features 6-channel
sound for front L&R, rear L&R, center
and subwoofer speakers. This feature is
activated with the Advanced software on
the CD-ROM included with your
motherboard. The Line In, Line Out and
MIC jacks (see at right) may then be
used. Activate AC 97 with the "AC 97
Audio" setting in the Advanced Chipset
Features section of BIOS. To activate
the Onboard Audio, please enable the
Jumper JPC1. See the table on right for
pin definitions.
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AC97 Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPC1)
Jumper
Position
1-2
2-3
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
Blue: Line In (surround
sound L/R)
Green: Line Out
(front L/R)
Pink: MIC In (center/
subwoofer)
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3rd Power Supply Alarm
Enable/Disable
The system can notify you in the
event of a power supply failure. This
feature assumes that three power
supply units are installed in the
chassis with one acting as a
backup. If you only have one or two
power supply units installed, you
should disable this (the default setting) with JP14 to prevent false
alarms. See the table on right for pin
definitions.
Alarm Reset
The system will notify you in the
event of a power supply failure. This
feature assumes that Supermicro
redundant power supply units are
installed in the chassis. If you only
have a single power supply installed,
you should disable this (the default
setting) with (JP13) to prevent false
alarms. See the table on the right for
jumper settings.
Power Supply
Alarm Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JP14)
Jumper
Definition
Position
Open
Disabled
Enabled
Closed
Alarm Reset Jumper
Settings
(JP13)
Jumper
Position
Open
Closed
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
Power Force On Enable/
Disable
Jumper JPF allows you to enable or
disable the Power Force On function.
If enabled, the power will always stay
on automatically. If this function disabled, the user needs to press the
power button to power on the system.
5-20
Force Power On
(JPF)
Jumper
Position
Definition
Open
Normal
Closed
Force On
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5-10 Onboard Indicators
GLAN1/GLAN2 LEDs
1 Gb LAN Right LED
Indicator
Each of the Ethernet ports (located
beside the VGA port) have two
LEDs. The yellow LED indicates
activity while the other LED may be
green, orange or off to indicate
the speed of the connection. See
the table on the right for the functions associated with this second
LED.
LED
Color
Off
Green
Orange
Definition
No Connection
100 MHz
1 GHz
5-11 Parallel Port, Floppy/Hard Disk Drive and SCSI
Connections
Note the following when connecting the floppy and hard disk drive cables:
• The floppy disk drive cable has seven twisted wires.
• A red mark on a wire typically designates the location of pin 1.
• A single floppy disk drive ribbon cable has 34 wires and two connectors
to provide for two floppy disk drives. The connector with twisted wires
always connects to drive A, and the connector that does not have
twisted wires always connects to drive B.
Parallel (Printer) Port Pin Definitions
(J23)
Parallel (Printer) Port
Connector
The parallel (printer) port is located
on J23. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
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Pin Number
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
Function Pin Number Function
Strobe2
Auto FeedData Bit 0
4
ErrorData Bit 1
6
InitData Bit 2
8
SLCT INData Bit 3
10
GND
Data Bit 4
12
GND
Data Bit 5
14
GND
Data Bit 6
16
GND
Data Bit 7
18
GND
ACK
20
GND
BUSY
22
GND
PE
24
GND
SLCT
26
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Floppy Connector
The floppy connector is located on
JP8. See the table below for pin
definitions.
Floppy Connector Pin Definitions (JP8)
Pin Number
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
Function Pin Number
Function
GND
2
FDHDIN
GND
4
Reserved
Key
6
FDEDIN
GND
8
IndexGND
10
Motor Enable
GND
12
Drive Select BGND
14
Drive Select AGND
16
Motor Enable
GND
18
DIRGND
20
STEPGND
22
Write DataGND
24
Write GateGND
26
Track 00GND
28
Write ProtectGND
30
Read DataGND
32
Side 1 SelectGND
34
Diskette
IDE Connectors
There are no jumpers to
configure the onboard IDE#1
and #2 connectors. See the
table on the right for pin
definitions.
IDE Connector Pin Definitions
(J3, J4)
Pin Number
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
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Function
Pin Number
Reset IDE
2
Host Data 7
4
Host Data 6
6
Host Data 5
8
Host Data 4
10
Host Data 3
12
Host Data 2
14
Host Data 1
16
Host Data 0
18
GND
20
DRQ3
22
I/O Write24
I/O Read26
IOCHRDY
28
DACK330
IRQ14
32
Addr 1
34
Addr 0
36
Chip Select 0
38
Activity
40
Function
GND
Host Data 8
Host Data 9
Host Data 10
Host Data 11
Host Data 12
Host Data 13
Host Data 14
Host Data 15
Key
GND
GND
GND
BALE
GND
IOCS16GND
Addr 2
Chip Select 1GND
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Ultra320 SCSI
Connectors
Refer to the table below for the pin
definitions of the Ultra320 SCSI connectors located at JA1 and JA2.
Ultra320 SCSI Connectors (JA1, JA2)
Connector
Contact
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
Signal Names
Connector
Contact
Number
Signal Names
+DB(12)
+DB(13)
+DB(14)
+DB(15)
+DB(P1)
+DB(0)
+DB(1)
+DB(2)
+DB(3)
+DB(4)
+DB(5)
+DB(6)
+DB(7)
+DB(P)
GROUND
DIFFSENS
TERMPWR
TERMPWR
RESERVED
GROUND
+ATN
GROUND
+BSY
+ACK
+RST
+MSG
+SEL
+C/D
+REQ
+I/O
+DB(8)
+DB(9)
+DB(10)
+DB(11)
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
-DB(12)
-DB(13)
-DB(14)
-DB(15)
-DB(P1)
-DB(0)
-DB(1)
-DB(2)
-DB(3)
-DB(4)
-DB(5)
-DB(6)
-DB(7)
-DB(P)
GROUND
GROUND
TERMPWR
TERMPWR
RESERVED
GROUND
-ATN
GROUND
-BSY
-ACK
-RST
-MSG
-SEL
-C/D
-REQ
-I/O
-DB(8)
-DB(9)
-DB(10)
-DB(11)
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Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
Chapter 6
Advanced Chassis Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install components and perform simple
maintenance on the SC942i-R760 chassis. Following the component installation
steps in the order given will eliminate most common problems. If some steps are
unnecessary, skip ahead to the step that follows. Refer to Chapter 2 for instructions on installing the system as a 4U rackmount.
Tools Required
The only tool you will need is a Philips screwdriver.
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Static-Sensitive Devices
Static electrical discharge can damage electronic components. To prevent
damage to any printed circuit boards (PCBs), it is important to handle them
very carefully. The following measures are generally sufficient to protect your
equipment from static discharge.
Precautions
• Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
• Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic bag.
• Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral
chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
• When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
• Put the serverboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.
• For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting
fasteners and the serverboard.
Unpacking
The serverboard is shipped in antistatic packaging. When unpacking the
board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
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Figure 6-1.
Main Power
Chassis Front View
System Reset
System LEDs
Floppy Drive
5.25" Drive Bays (5)
SCSI Drive Bays (5)
SCSI Drive IDs: 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 (from left to right)
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6-2
Front Control Panel
The front control panel must be connected to the JF1 connector on the
serverboard to provide you with system status and alarm indications. A
ribbon cable has bundled these wires together to simplify this connection.
Connect the cable from JF1 on the serverboard (making sure the red wire
plugs into pin 1) to the appropriate comnnector on the front control panel
PCB (printed circuit board). Pull all excess cabling over to the control
panel side of the chassis. The LEDs on the control panel inform you of
system status - see Figure 6-2 for details. See Chapter 5 for details on JF1.
Figure 6-2. Front Control Panel LEDs
Power
Indicates power is being supplied to the system.
HDD
Indicates IDE device and hard drive activity. On the
SuperServer 7044A-82R, this LED indicates SCSI hard
drive activity when flashing.
NIC1
Indicates network activity on GLAN Port 1.
NIC2
Indicates network activity on GLAN Port 2.
Overheat/
Fan Fail
Power Fail
When the LED stays on, it Indicates that a CPU overheat condition has occured. If the LED blinks, it indicates a possible fan failure.
Indicates a power supply failure.
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6-3
System Fans
Three 12-cm chassis cooling fans located between the serverboard and the drive
bays provide cool air intake. (Devices other than hard drives may not need a
cooling fan for that bay.) An additional heavy duty 12-cm exhaust fan at the rear
of the chassis pulls the cooling air through the system and expels the hot air.
These fans should all be connected to their proper headers on the serverboard
(see Chapter 5). Each of the three power supply modules also has a cooling fan.
Fan Failure
Under normal operation, all three chassis fans, the exhaust fan and the
power supply fans run continuously. If the power supply fan fails, the
power fail LED on the control panel will illuminate. The system can operate
with the reamining two power supply modules, but you should replace the
failed power supply as soon as possible. The three chassis cooling fans
(not the exhaust fan) are hot-swappable and can be replaced without powering down the system.
Replacing System Fans
1.
Identifying the failed fan:
Inspect the back of the chassis to see if the 12-cm exhaust fan has
failed. You must power down the system to replace this fan. The 12-cm
exhaust fan is in a housing that can be removed from the chassis but it
is not hot-swappable - see Figure 6-3. To replace a failed chassis
cooling fan, first remove the top/left chassis cover by removing the two
screws from the back lip of the top/left cover. Then push in the release
tab on the cover and push it toward the rear of the chassis until it stops
(after moving about ½ inch). Lift the cover up and off the chassis and
see which fan has failed.
2.
Removing a hot-plug fan housing:
Depress the locking tab on a chassis cooling fan and pull the unit straight
out by the handle. The fan wiring for these fans has been designed to
detach automatically.
3.
Installing a new system fan:
Replace the failed fan with an identical one (available from Supermicro).
Install and reassemble it in the fan housing then plug the housing back
into its slot; it should *click* into place when fully inserted. Check that
the fan is working properly and replace the top/left side chassis panel.
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Figure 6-3.
6-4
Removing the 12-cm Exhaust Fan
Drive Bay Installation
SCSI Drives
Five SCSI drives are housed in a mobile rack [CSE-M35(B)P]. The SCSI
drive IDs are preconfigured as 0 through 4 in order from right to left (or from
bottom to top if rackmounted).
Note: You must use standard 1" high, 80-pin SCA SCSI drives in the
SuperServer 7044A-82R.
!
Use extreme caution when working around the SCSI backplane.
Do not touch the backplane with any metal objects and make
sure no ribbon cables touch the backplane or obstruct the airflow.
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1.
Installing/removing hot-plug SCSI drives:
The five SCSI drive carriers are all easily accessible at the front of the
chassis. The SCSI drives are hot-pluggable, meaning they can be removed
and installed without powering down the system. To remove a carrier, first
push the release button located beside the drive LEDs. Swing the colored
handle fully out and use it to pull the unit straight out (see Figure 6-4).
Note: Your operating system must have RAID support to enable the hot-plug
capability of the SCSI drives.
2.
Mounting a SCSI drive in a drive carrier:
The SCSI drives are mounted in drive carriers to simplify their installation
and removal from the chassis. These carriers also work to promote
proper airflow for the system. For this reason, even carriers without
SCSI drives must remain in the server. If you need to add a new SCSI
drive, insert the drive into the carrier with the printed circuit board side
facing down so that the mounting holes align with those in the carrier.
Secure the drive to the carrier with four screws.
(See Figure 6-5.)
Figure 6-4.
Figure 6-5.
!
Removing a SCSI Drive Carrier
Mounting a SCSI Drive in a Carrier
Important: Regardless of how many SCSI hard drives
are installed, all SCSI drive carriers must remain in the
drive bays to promote proper airflow.
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3.
SCSI backplane:
All five SCSI drives plug into a single SCSI backplane, which provides
Ultra320 single channel operation for all five SCSI drives. A ribbon cable from
JA1 on the serverboard should be connected to the IN connector on the SCSI
backplane. There is also a power connector on the backplane that must be
connected. See Figure 6-6 for the locations of backplane connectors - the
reverse side of the backplane has five connectors that the SCSI drives plug
into when inserted with a SCSI drive carrier or mobile rack.
Figure 6-6. SC942 SCSI Backplane
IN Connector
Power Connectors
Jumper Settings
JP18: Buzzer Reset, Open: Enabled (default), Closed: Disabled
JP21: SCSI Termination, Closed: Terminated (default), Open: No termination
JP24: SCSI ID Select, Pins 1-2: ID = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 (default)
Pins 2-3: ID = 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
JP29: Gem318 ID, Pins 1-2: ID = 6 (default), Pins 2-3: ID = 8
JP30: Fan Sense, Pins 1-2: Enabled (default), Pins 2-3: Disabled
LEDs
D3: Overheat/Drive Fail LED
D4: Fan Fail LED
D5, D6, D7, D8, D9: Drive Fail LEDs #1 through #5
D12, D13, D14, D15, D16: Activity LEDs #1 through #5
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Installing Components in the 5.25" Drive Bays
1.
Drive bay configuration
The 7044A-82R has five 5.25" drive bays located above the SCSI drive bays.
Components such as an extra floppy drive, IDE hard drives, CD-ROM drives
or additional SCSI drives (in an optional mobile rack unit) can be installed in
these 5.25" drive bays. SCSI drives installed here should be connected to
the JA4 (SCSI channel B) connector on the serverboard.
2.
Mounting components in the drive bays
First power down the system and then remove the top/left chassis cover
to access the drive components. With the cover off, remove the two or
four screws that secure the drive carrier to the chassis (one side only)
then push the entire empty drive carrier out from the back.
Adding a CD-ROM drive: remove the guide plate from right side of the
empty drive carrier and screw it into the right side of the CD-ROM drive
using the holes provided (see Figure 6-7). Then slide the CD-ROM into
the bay and secure it to the chassis with the drive carrier screws you
first removed. Attach the power and data cables to the drive. Replace
the top/left chassis cover before restoring power to the system.
Adding an IDE, SCSI or floppy drive: to add one of these drives, install it
into one of the removed empty drive carriers with the printed circuit board
side toward the carrier so that the drive's mounting holes align with those
in the carrier. Secure the drive to the carrier with four screws then slide
the assembly into the bay and secure it to the chassis with the drive
carrier screws you first removed. Attach the power and data cables to
the drive. Replace the top/left chassis cover before restoring power to
the system.
Note: A red wire typically designates the location of pin 1. You should
keep the drive carriers inserted in any unused drive bays to reduce EMI
and noise and to facilitate the airflow inside the chassis.
Figure 6-7. Adding a Component Without a Drive Carrier
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Power Supply
The 7044A-82R has a triple redundant 760 watt redundant cooling power
supply that consists of three 380W power modules. All three modules are
active and share the load of the system (up to 760W max.). If any of the
three modules fail, the other two will continue to provide up to 760W of power
and allow the system to continue running without interruption.
The power supply modules have an auto-switching capability that enable
them to automatically sense and operate with 100 or 220 volt inputs. The
power modules are PFC (Power Factor Correction) compliant.
Power Supply Failure
If a power supply module fails, an LED in the control panel as well as
one on the back of the failed power module will illuminate to notify you of
a power failure.
Replacing the Power Supply
1.
Accessing the power supply:
You do not need to power down the system to replace a power module
on the 7044A-82R. Power supply modules can be removed from the back of
the chassis; access to the inside is unnecessary.
2.
Removing the power supply:
First, unplug the power cord from the failed power supply module. Then
press the locking tab on the module and pull the unit completely out.
3.
Installing a new power supply module:
Replace the failed unit with another unit having the exact same part
number (PWS-0050M). Gently but firmly push the new unit all the way into
the open bay. Secure it to the chassis using the locking tab. Finish by
replacing the chassis left/top cover and then plugging the power cord back
into the new module you just added.
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Chapter 7
BIOS
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Introduction
This chapter describes the Phoenix BIOS™ Setup utility for the X6DA8-G2. The
Phoenix ROM BIOS is stored in a flash chip and can be easily upgraded using
a floppy disk-based program.
Note: Due to periodic changes to the BIOS, some settings may have been added
or deleted and might not yet be recorded in this manual. Please refer to the
Manual Download area of the Supermicro web site (http://www.supermicro.com)
for any changes to the BIOS that may not be reflected in this manual.
System BIOS
The BIOS is the Basic Input Output System used in all IBM® PC, XT™, AT®, and
PS/2 ® compatible computers. The Phoenix BIOS flash chip stores the system
parameters, such type of disk drives, video displays, etc. in the CMOS. The
CMOS memory requires very little electrical power. When the computer is turned
off, a back-up battery provides power to the BIOS flash chip, enabling it to retain
system parameters. Each time the computer is powered-on the computer is
configured with the values stored in the BIOS ROM by the system BIOS, which
gains control at boot-up.
How To Change the Configuration Data
The CMOS information that determines the system parameters may be changed
by entering the BIOS Setup utility. This Setup utility can be accessed by pressing the <Delete> key at the appropriate time during system boot, see below.
Starting the Setup Utility
Normally, the only visible POST (Power On Self Test) routine is the memory test.
As the memory is being tested, press the <Delete> key to enter the main menu
of the BIOS Setup utility. From the main menu, you can access the other setup
screens, such as the Security and Power menus. Beginning with Section 4-3,
detailed descriptions are given for each parameter setting in the Setup utility.
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Running Setup
*Default settings are in bold text unless otherwise noted.
The BIOS setup options described in this section are selected by choosing
the appropriate text from the main BIOS Setup screen. All displayed text is
described in this section, although the screen display is often all you need to
understand how to set the options (see on next page).
When you first power on the computer, the Phoenix BIOS™ is immediately
activated.
While the BIOS is in control, the Setup program can be activated in one of two
ways:
1. By pressing <Delete> immediately after turning the system on, or
2. When the message shown below appears briefly at the bottom of the
screen during the POST (Power On Self-Test), press the <Delete> key to
activate the main Setup menu:
Press the <Delete> key to enter Setup
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Main BIOS Setup
All main Setup options are described in this section. The main BIOS Setup screen
is displayed below.
Use the Up/Down arrow keys to move among the different settings in each menu.
Use the Left/Right arrow keys to change the options for each setting.
Press the <Esc> key to exit the CMOS Setup Menu. The next section describes
in detail how to navigate through the menus.
Items that use submenus are indicated with the ! icon. With the item highlighted,
press the <Enter> key to access the submenu.
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Main BIOS Setup Menu
Main Setup Features
System Time
To set the system date and time, key in the correct information in the
appropriate fields. Then press the <Enter> key to save the data.
System Date
Using the arrow keys, highlight the month, day and year fields and enter
the correct data. Press the <Enter> key to save the data.
BIOS Date
This feature allows the BIOS to automatically display the BIOS date.
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Legacy Diskette A
This setting allows the user to set the type of floppy disk drive installed as
diskette A. The options are Disabled, 360Kb 5.25 in, 1.2MB 5.25 in, 720Kb
3.5 in, 1.44/1.25MB, 3.5 in and 2.88MB 3.5 in.
Parallel ATA
This setting allows the user to enable or disable the funciton of Parallel
ATA. The options are Disabled, Channel 0, Channel 1 and Both.
Serial ATA
This setting allows the user to enable or disable the funciton of Serial ATA.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Serial ATA RAID Enable
Select Enable to enable Serial ATA RAID Functions. (*For the Windows OS
environment, use the RAID driver if this feature is set to Enabled. If
Disabled, use the "Non-RAID" driver.)
Native Mode Operation
This option allows the user to select the Native Mode for ATA. Some
Operating Systems are not supported by the Native Mode. The options are:
Serial ATA, Parallel ATA, Auto, and Both.
! IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave, IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave, IDE
Channel 2 Master, IDE Channel 3 Master
These settings allow the user to set the parameters of IDE Channel 0
Master/Slave, IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave, IDE Channel 2 Master, IDE
Channel 3 Master slots. Hit <Enter> to activate the following sub-menu
screen for detailed options of these items. Set the correct configurations
accordingly. The items included in the sub-menu are:
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Type
Selects the type of IDE hard drive. The options are Auto (allows the
BIOS to automatically determine the hard drive's capacity, number of
heads, etc.), a number from 1-39 to select a predetermined type of hard
drive, CD-ROM and ATAPI Removable. The option- "User" will allow the
user to enter the parameters of the HDD installed at this connection. The
option-"Auto" will allow the BIOS to automatically configure the
parameters of the HDD installed at the connection. Choose the option"139" to select a pre-determined HDD type. Select CD-ROM if a CD-ROM
drive is installed. Select ATAPI if a removable disk drive is installed.
Multi-Sector Transfers
Select the number of transfer sectors. The options are Disabled, 2, 4, 6,
8 and 16 Sectors.
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LBA Mode Control
This item determines whether The Phoenix BIOS will access the
IDEChannel 0 Master Device via the LBA mode. The options are Disabled
and Enabled.
32 Bit I/O
This option allows the user to enable or disable the function of 32-bit
datea transfer. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Transfer Mode
Selects the transfer mode. The options are Standard, Fast PIO1, Fast
PIO2, Fast PIO3, Fast PIO4, FPIO3/DMA1 and FPIO4/DMA2.
Ultra DMA Mode
Selects Ultra DM A Mode. The options are Disabled, Mode 0, Mode 1,
Mode 2, Mode 3, Mode 4 and Mode 5.
System Memory
This display informs you how much system memory is recognized as being
present in the system.
Extended Memory
This display informs you how much extended memory is recognized as
being present in the system.
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Advanced Setup
Choose Advanced from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow
keys. You should see the following display. The items with a triangle beside them
have sub menus that can be accessed by highlighting the item and pressing
<Enter>. Options for PIR settings are displayed by highlighting the setting option
using the arrow keys and pressing <Enter>. All Advanced BIOS Setup options are
described in this section.
! Boot Features
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Quick Boot Mode
If enabled, this feature will speed up the POST (Power On Self Test)
routine by skipping certain tests after the computer is turned on. The
settings are Enabled and Disabled. If Disabled, the POST routine will run
at normal speed.
Quiet Boot
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the diagnostic screen during
boot-up.
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ACPI Mode
Use the setting to determine if you want to employ ACPI (Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface) power management on your system.
The options are Yes and No.
ACPI Sleep Mode
Selects the sleep mode for ACPI. The options are S1(-Stanby) and S3
(-Suspend to RAM).
Power Loss Control
This setting allows you to choose how the system will react when power
returns after an unexpected loss of power. The options are Stay Off,
Power On and Last State.
Watch Dog
This setting is for enabling the Watch Dog feature. The The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Summary Screen
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the summary screen which
displays the system configuration during bootup.
! Memory Cache
Cache System BIOS Area
This setting allows you to designate a reserve area in the system
memory to be used as a System BIOS buffer to allow the BIOS write
(cache) its data into this reserved memory area. Select "Write Protect"
to enable this function, and this area will be reserved for the BIOS ROM
access only. Select "Uncached" to disable this function and make this
area available for other devices.
Cache Video BIOS Area
This setting allows you to designate a reserve area in the system
memory to be used as a Video BIOS buffer to allow the BIOS write
(cache) its data into this reserved memory area. Select "Write Protect"
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to enable the function and this area will be reserved for the BIOS ROM
access only. Select "Uncached" to disable this function and make this
area available for other devices.
Cache Base 0-512K
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the base memory
area: block 0-512K to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area
in the Static DRM (SDROM) or written into L1, L2, L3 cache inside the
CPU to speed up CPU operations . Select "Uncached" to disable this
funciton. Select "Write Through" to allow data to be cached into the
buffer and written into the system memory at the same time. Select
"Write Protect" to prevent data from being written into the base memory
area of Block 0-512K. Select "Write Back" to allow CPU to write data
back directly from the buffer without writing data to the System Memory
for fast CPU data processing and operation. The options are
"Uncached", "Write Through", "Write Protect", and "Write Back".
Cache Base 512K-640K
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the memory area:
512K-640K to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in the
Static DRM (SDROM) or written into L1, L2, L3 cache inside the CPU to
speed up CPU operations . Select "Uncached" to disable this funciton.
Select "Write Through" to allow data to be cached into the buffer and
written into the system memory at the same time. Select "Write Protect"
to prevent data from being written into the base memory area of Block
0-512K. Select "Write Back" to allow CPU to write data back directly from
the buffer without writing data to the System Memory for fast CPU data
processing and operation. The options are "Uncached", "Write Through",
"Write Protect", and "Write Back".
Cache Extended Memory
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the extended memory
area to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in the Static
DRM (SDROM) or written into L1, L2, L3 cache inside the CPU to speed
up CPU operations . Select "Uncached" to disable this funciton. Select
"Write Through" to allow data to be cached into the buffer and written
into the system memory at the same time. Select "Write Protect" to
prevent data from being written into the base memory area of Block 0-
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512K. Select "Write Back" to allow CPU to write data back directly from
the buffer without writing data to the System Memory for fast CPU data
processing and operation. The options are "Uncached", "Write Through",
"Write Protect", and "Write Back".
! PCI Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings for PCI
devices.
Onboard GLAN (Gigabit- LAN) OPROM Configure
Enabling this option provides the capability to boot from GLAN.
options are Enabled and Disabled.
The
Onboard SCSI OPROM Configure
Enabling this option provides the caability to boot from SCSI HDD. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
Reset Configuration Data
If set to Yes, this setting clears the Extended System Configuration Data(ESCD) area. The options are Yes and No.
Frequency for PCIX#1-#2/SCSI
This option allows the user to change the bus frequency for the devices
installed in the slot indicated. The options are Auto, PCI 66 MHz, PCI-X
66 MHz, PCI-X 100 MHz, and PCI-X 133 MHz.
Frequency for PCIX#1/G-LAN
This option allows the user to change the bus frequency of the devices
installed in the slot indicated. The options are Auto, PCI 66 MHz, PCI-X
66 MHz, PCI-X 100 MHz, and PCI-X 133 MHz.
! PCI Devices, Slot #1 - Slot#6
Access the submenu for each of the settings above to make changes to
the following:
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Option ROM Scan
When enabled, this setting will initialize the device expansion ROM.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Enable Master
This setting allows you to enable the selected device as the PCI bus
master. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Latency Timer
This setting allows you to set the clock rate for Bus Master.A highprioity, high-throughout device may benefit from a greater Clock rate.
The options are Default, 0020h, 0040h, 0060h, 0080h, 00A0h, 00C0h,
and 00E0h.
For Unix, Novell and other Operating Systems, please
select the option:"other". If a drive fails after the installation of a new
software , you might want to change this settiing and try again.
Different OS requires different Bus Master clock rate.
Large Disk Access Mode
This setting determines how large hard drives are to be accessed. The
options are DOS or Other (for Unix, Novellle NetWare and other operating
systems).
! Advanced Chipset Control
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Force Compliance Mode
If enabled, this feature sets the device specified to comply with the PCIExpress Compliance 1.0 Mode.
The options are: Disabled and
Enabled.
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PCI-E Express Jitter Tolerance
This feature allows the user to set the PCI-E Jitter Tolerance Level.
options are: 4 to 12.
The
PCI-E Port A Device 2/PCI-E Port B Device 4
If enabled, the feature allows you to set the device selected to be
compliant with the PCI-Express Compliance 1.0 Mode. The options are:
Disabled, Enabled and Auto.
Clock Spectrum Feature
If "Enabled", the BIOS will sensor and attempt to reduce the
Electromagnetic Interference caused by the components. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
DRAM Data Integrity Mode
If enabled, this feature allows the data stored in the DRMA memory to
be integrated for faster data processing. The options are 72-bit ECC,
144-bit ECC, Auto, Algorithms and Disabled.
ECC Error Type
This setting lets you select which type of interrupt to be activated as a
result of an ECC error. The options are None, NMI (Non-Maskable
Interrupt), SMI (System Management Interrupt) and SCI (System Control
Interrupt.)
SERR Signal Condition
This setting specifies the conditions required to be qualified as an ECC
error. The options are None, Single Bit, Multiple Bit and Both.
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USB Device 29, Function 0 & 1 & 2 & 3
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable all functions for the USB
devices specified.
Legacy USB Support
This setting allows you to enable support for Legacy USB devices. The
settings are Enabled and Disabled.
! Advanced Processor Options
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
CPU Speed
This is a display that indicates the speed of the installed processor.
Hyper-threading
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the function of hyperthreading. Enabling hyper-threading results in increased CPU
performance. (Applicable for the XP systems.)
Thermal Manager 2 (*X6DA8-G2/X6DAE-G2 only)
If enabled, this feature allows you to select between Thermal Manager 1
and Thermal Manager 2. The options are Disable or Enable.
Set Maximum Extended CPUID=3
If enabled, this feature allows you to set the value of Maximum CPUID
Extended function to 3. The options are Disabled or Enabled.
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! I/O Device Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Serial Port A
This setting allows you to assign control of serial port A. The options
are Enabled (user defined), Disabled, Auto (BIOS controlled) and OS
Controlled.
Base I/O Address
Select the base I/O address for serial port A. The options are 3F8,
2F8, 3E8 and 2E8.
Interrupt
Select the IRQ (interrupt request) for the parallel port. The options
are IRQ3 and IRQ4.
Serial Port B
This setting allows you to assign control of serial port B. The options
are Enabled (user defined), Disabled, Auto (BIOS controlled) and OS
Controlled.
Mode
Specify the type of device that will be connected to serial port B. The
options are Normal, IR (for an infrared device) and ASK-IR.
Base I/O Address
Select the base I/O address for serial port B. The options are 3F8,
2F8, 3E8 and 2E8.
Interrupt
Select the IRQ (interrupt request) for the parallel port. The options
are IRQ3 and IRQ4.
Parallel Port
This setting allows you to assign control of the parallel port. The options
are Enabled (user defined), Disabled and Auto (BIOS controlled).
Base I/O Address
Select the base I/O address for the parallel port. The options are 378,
278 and 3BC.
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Interrupt
Select the IRQ (interrupt request) for the parallel port. The options
are IRQ5 and IRQ7.
Mode
Specify the parallel port mode. The options are Output, Bi-directional,
ECP and EPP.
DMA Channel
Specify the DMA channel. The options are DMA1 and DMA3.
Floppy Disk Controller
This setting allows you to assign control of the floppy disk controller.
The options are Enabled (user defined), Disabled, Auto (BIOS controlled)
and OS Controlled.
Base I/O Address
Select the base I/O address for the Floppy port.
Primary and Secondary.
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! DMI Event Logging
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Event Log Validity
This is a display, not a setting, informing you of the event log validity.
Event Log Capacity
This is a display, not a setting, informing you of the event log capacity.
View DMI Event Log
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to view the contents of the event
log.
Event Logging
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable event logging.
ECC Event Logging
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable ECC event logging.
Mark DMI Events as Read
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to mark the DMI events as read.
Clear All DMI Event Logs
Select Yes and press <Enter> to clear all DMI event logs.
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! Console Redirection
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
COM Port Address
Specifies to redirect the console to On-board COM A or On-board COM
B. This setting can also be Disabled.
BAUD Rate
Select the BAUD rate for console redirection. The options are 300, 1200,
2400, 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K, 57.6K and 115.2K.
Console Type
Choose from the available options to select the console type for console
redirection. The options are VT100, VT100,8bit, PC-ANSI, 7bit, PC ANSI,
VT100+, VT-UTF8.
Flow Control
Choose from the available options to select the flow control for console
redirection. The options are: None, XON/XOFF, and CTS/RTS.
Console Connection
Select the console connection: either Direct or Via Modem.
Continue CR after POST
Choose whether to continue with console redirection after the POST
routine. The options are On and Off.
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! Hardware Monitor Logic
CPU Temperature Threshold
This option allows the user to set a CPU temperature threshold that
will activate the alarm system when the CPU temperature reaches this
pre-set temperature threshold. The options are 70 oC, 75 o C, 80oC and
85oC.
Highlight this and hit <Enter> to see monitor data for the following items:
CPU1 Temperature: This item displays CPU1 Temperature.
CPU2 Temperature: This item displays CPU2 Temperature.
System Temperature: This item displays the system Temperature.
Auto Fan Control [4-wire, 3-wire]
Fan1=
Fan2=
Fan3=
Fan4=
Fan5=
Fan6=
Fan7 (CPU Fan1)=
Fan 8 (CPU Fan2)=
Vcore A
Vcore B
P3V3
P5V
N12V
P12V
VDD
P5Vsb
P3P3Vsb
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Security
Choose Security from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow
keys. You should see the following display. Security setting options are
displayed by highlighting the setting using the arrow keys and pressing <Enter>.
All Security BIOS settings are described in this section.
Supervisor Password Is:
This displays whether a supervisor password has been entered for the
system. Clear means such a password has not been used and Set means
a supervisor password has been entered for the system.
User Password Is:
This displays whether a user password has been entered for the system.
Clear means such a password has not been used and Set means a user
password has been entered for the system.
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Set Supervisor Password
When the item "Set Supervisor Password" is highlighted, hit the <Enter> key.
When prompted, type the Supervisor's password in the dialogue box to set
or to change supervisor's password, which allows access to the BIOS.
Set User Password
When the item "Set User Password" is highlighted, hit the <Enter> key.
When prompted, type the user's password in the dialogue box to set or to
change the user's password, which allows access to the system at bootup.
Fixed Disk Boot Sector
This setting may offer some protection against viruses when set to Write
Protect, which protects the boot sector on the hard drive from having a
virus written to it. The other option is Normal.
Password on Boot
This setting allows you to require a password to be entered when the
system boots up. The options are Enabled (password required) and
Disabled (password not required).
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Boot
Choose Boot from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys.
You should see the following display. Highlighting a setting with a + or - will
expand or collapse that entry. See details on how to change the order and specs
of boot devices in the Item Specific Help window. All Boot BIOS settings are
described in this section.
+Removable Devices
Highlight and press <Enter> to expand the field. See details on how to
change the order and specs of devices in the Item Specific Help window.
CD-ROM Drive
See details on how to change the order and specs of the CD-ROM drive in
the Item Specific Help window.
+Hard Drive
Highlight and press <Enter> to expand the field. See details on how to
change the order and specs of hard drives in the Item Specific Help
window.
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Exit
Choose Exit from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys.
You should see the following display. All Exit BIOS settings are described in this
section.
Exit Saving Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to save any changes you made and to
exit the BIOS Setup utility.
Exit Discarding Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to exit the BIOS Setup utility without saving
any changes you may have made.
Load Setup Defaults
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to load the default settings for all items in
the BIOS Setup. These are the safest settings to use.
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Discard Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to discard (cancel) any changes you
made. You will remain in the Setup utility.
Save Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to save any changes you made. You will
remain in the Setup utility.
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Appendix A
BIOS POST Codes
This section lists the POST (Power On Self Test) codes for the PhoenixBIOS. POST
codes are divided into two categories: recoverable and terminal.
Recoverable POST Errors
When a recoverable type of error occurs during POST, the BIOS will display an
POST code that describes the problem. BIOS may also issue one of the following beep codes:
1 long and two short beeps - video configuration error
1 continuous long beep - no memory detected
Terminal POST Errors
If a terminal type of error occurs, BIOS will shut down the system. Before doing
so, BIOS will write the error to port 80h, attempt to initialize video and write the
error in the top left corner of the screen.
The following is a list of codes that may be written to port 80h.
POST Code
02h
03h
04h
06h
07h
08h
09h
0Ah
0Bh
0Ch
0Eh
0Fh
10h
11h
12h
13h
14h
16h
17h
Description
Verify Real Mode
Disable Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI)
Get CPU type
Initialize system hardware
Disable shadow and execute code from the ROM.
Initialize chipset with initial POST values
Set IN POST flag
Initialize CPU registers
Enable CPU cache
Initialize caches to initial POST values
Initialize I/O component
Initialize the local bus IDE
Initialize Power Management
Load alternate registers with initial POST values
Restore CPU control word during warm boot
Initialize PCI Bus Mastering devices
Initialize keyboard controller
1-2-2-3 BIOS ROM checksum
Initialize cache before memory Auto size
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POST Code
18h
1Ah
1Ch
20h
22h
24h
28h
29h
2Ah
2Ch
2Eh
2Fh
32h
33h
36h
38h
3Ah
3Ch
3Dh
41h
42h
45h
46h
47h
48h
49h
4Ah
4Bh
4Ch
4Eh
4Fh
50h
51h
52h
54h
55h
58h
59h
5Ah
5Bh
Description
8254 timer initialization
8237 DMA controller initialization
Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller
1-3-1-1 Test DRAM refresh
1-3-1-3 Test 8742 Keyboard Controller
Set ES segment register to 4 GB
Auto size DRAM
Initialize POST Memory Manager
Clear 512 kB base RAM
1-3-4-1 RAM failure on address line xxxx*
1-3-4-3 RAM failure on data bits xxxx* of low byte of memory bus
Enable cache before system BIOS shadow
Test CPU bus-clock frequency
Initialize Phoenix Dispatch Manager
Warm start shut down
Shadow system BIOS ROM
Auto size cache
Advanced configuration of chipset registers
Load alternate registers with CMOS values
Initialize extended memory for RomPilot
Initialize interrupt vectors
POST device initialization
2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice
Initialize I20 support
Check video configuration against CMOS
Initialize PCI bus and devices
Initialize all video adapters in system
QuietBoot start (optional)
Shadow video BIOS ROM
Display BIOS copyright notice
Initialize MultiBoot
Display CPU type and speed
Initialize EISA board
Test keyboard
Set key click if enabled
Enable USB devices
2-2-3-1 Test for unexpected interrupts
Initialize POST display service
Display prompt “Press F2 to enter SETUP”
Disable CPU cache
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POST Code
5Ch
60h
62h
64h
66h
67h
68h
69h
6Ah
6Bh
6Ch
6Eh
70h
72h
76h
7Ch
7Dh
7Eh
80h
81h
82h
83h
84h
85h
86h
87h
88h
89h
8Ah
8Bh
8Ch
8Fh
90h
91h
92h
93h
95h
96h
97h
98h
Description
Test RAM between 512 and 640 kB
Test extended memory
Test extended memory address lines
Jump to UserPatch1
Configure advanced cache registers
Initialize Multi Processor APIC
Enable external and CPU caches
Setup System Management Mode (SMM) area
Display external L2 cache size
Load custom defaults (optional)
Display shadow-area message
Display possible high address for UMB recovery
Display error messages
Check for configuration errors
Check for keyboard errors
Set up hardware interrupt vectors
Initialize Intelligent System Monitoring
Initialize coprocessor if present
Disable onboard Super I/O ports and IRQs
Late POST device initialization
Detect and install external RS232 ports
Configure non-MCD IDE controllers
Detect and install external parallel ports
Initialize PC-compatible PnP ISA devices
Re-initialize onboard I/O ports.
Configure Motherboard Configurable Devices (optional)
Initialize BIOS Data Area
Enable Non-Maskable Interrupts (NMIs)
Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area
Test and initialize PS/2 mouse
Initialize floppy controller
Determine number of ATA drives (optional)
Initialize hard-disk controllers
Initialize local-bus hard-disk controllers
Jump to UserPatch2
Build MPTABLE for multi-processor boards
Install CD ROM for boot
Clear huge ES segment register
Fix up Multi Processor table
1-2 Search for option ROMs. One long, two short beeps on
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POST Code
99h
9Ah
9Ch
9Dh
9Eh
9Fh
A0h
A2h
A4h
A8h
AAh
ACh
AEh
B0h
B1h
B2h
B4h
B5h
B6h
B7h
B9h
BAh
BBh
BCh
BDh
BEh
BFh
C0h
C1h
C2h
C3h
C4h
C5h
C6h
C7h
C8h
C9h
CAh
CBh
CCh
Description
Check for SMART Drive (optional)
Shadow option ROMs
Set up Power Management
Initialize security engine (optional)
Enable hardware interrupts
Determine number of ATA and SCSI drives
Set time of day
Check key lock
Initialize typematic rate
Erase F2 prompt
Scan for F2 key stroke
Enter SETUP
Clear Boot flag
Check for errors
Inform RomPilot about the end of POST.
POST done - prepare to boot operating system
1 One short beep before boot
Terminate QuietBoot (optional)
Check password (optional)
Initialize ACPI BIOS
Prepare Boot
Initialize SMBIOS
Initialize PnP Option ROMs
Clear parity checkers
Display MultiBoot menu
Clear screen (optional)
Check virus and backup reminders
Try to boot with INT 19
Initialize POST Error Manager (PEM)
Initialize error logging
Initialize error display function
Initialize system error handler
PnPnd dual CMOS (optional)
Initialize note dock (optional)
Initialize note dock late
Force check (optional)
Extended checksum (optional)
Redirect Int 15h to enable remote keyboard
Redirect Int 13h to Memory Technologies
Devices such as ROM, RAM, PCMCIA, and serial disk
Redirect Int 10h to enable remote serial video
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POST Code
CDh
CEh
D2h
Description
Re-map I/O and memory for PCMCIA
Initialize digitizer and display message
Unknown interrupt
The following are for boot block in Flash ROM
POST Code
E0h
E1h
E2h
E3h
E4h
E5h
E6h
E7h
E8h
E9h
EAh
EBh
ECh
EDh
EEh
EFh
F0h
F1h
F2h
F3h
F4h
F5h
F6h
F7h
Description
Initialize the chipset
Initialize the bridge
Initialize the CPU
Initialize system timer
Initialize system I/O
Check force recovery boot
Checksum BIOS ROM
Go to BIOS
Set Huge Segment
Initialize Multi Processor
Initialize OEM special code
Initialize PIC and DMA
Initialize Memory type
Initialize Memory size
Shadow Boot Block
System memory test
Initialize interrupt vectors
Initialize Run Time Clock
Initialize video
Initialize System Management Manager
Output one beep
Clear Huge Segment
Boot to Mini DOS
Boot to Full DOS
* If the BIOS detects error 2C, 2E, or 30 (base 512K RAM error), it displays an additional
word-bitmap (xxxx) indicating the address line or bits that failed. For example, “2C
0002” means address line 1 (bit one set) has failed. “2E 1020" means data bits 12
and 5 (bits 12 and 5 set) have failed in the lower 16 bits. The BIOS also sends the
bitmap to the port-80 LED display. It first displays the checkpoint code, followed by
a delay, the high-order byte, another delay, and then the loworder byte of the error.
It repeats this sequence continuously.
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Appendix B
Software Installation
After all the hardware has been installed, you must first configure the Adaptec
Embedded Serial ATA RAID Driver before you install the Windows operating
system. The necessary drivers are all included on the Supermicro bootable CDs
that came packaged with your motherboard.
B-1 Adaptec Embedded SATA RAID Controller Driver
Serial ATA (SATA)
Serial ATA (SATA) is a physical storage interface. It uses a single cable with a
minimum of four wires to create a point-to-point connection between devices. It
is a serial link which supports SATA transfer rates from 150MBps. Because the
serial cables used in SATA are thinner than the traditional cables used in Parallel
ATA (PATA), SATA systems have better airflow and can be installed in smaller
chassis than PATA. In addition, the cables used in PATA can only extend to
40cm long, while SATA cables can extend up to one meter. Overall, SATA
provides better functionality than PATA.
Intel ICH5R Controller Hub
Located in the South Bridge of the Intel E7525 (Tumwater) Chipset, the ICH5R I/O
Controller Hub provides the I/O subsystem with access to the rest of the system.
It supports 2-channel Ultra ATA/100 Bus Master IDE controller (PATA) and two
channel SATA Host Controllers, which support up to two Serial ATA ports and up
to two RAID drives.
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Configuring BIOS for SATA RAID Functions
1. Press the <Del> key during system bootup to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
Note: If it is the first time to power on the system, we recommend that you load
the Optimized Default Settings. If you have already done so, please skip to Step
3.
2. Use the arrow keys to select the "Exit" Menu. Once in the "Exit" Menu, scroll
down the menu to select the item- "Load Optimized Default settings" and press
the <Enter> key. Select "OK" to confirm the selection. Press the <Enter> key
to load the default settings to the BIOS.
3. Use the arrow keys to select the "Main" Menu in the BIOS.
4. Scroll down to the next item-"SATA RAID Enable", select "Enabled" and press
<Enter>.
5. Tap the <Esc> key and scroll down to "Exit". Select "Save and Exit" from
the "Exit" menu. Press the <Enter> key to save the changes and exit the BIOS.
6. Once you've exited the BIOS Utility, the system will re-boot.
7. During the system startup, press the <Ctrl> and the <A> keys simultaneously
to run the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility when prompted by the following
message:
Press <Ctrl><A> for Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility
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Adaptec Embedded SATA with HostRAID Controller Driver
Adaptec's Embedded Serial ATA RAID with HostRAID controller adds RAID functionality to the Serial ATA I/O controller by supporting RAID 0 (Striping) or RAID
1 (Mirroring) to enhance the industry's pioneer PCI-to-e host controller products.
RAID striping (RAID 0) can greatly improve hard disk I/O performance because
of its capability in striping data across multiple drives. RAID mirroring (RAID 1)
allows the data to be simultaneously written to two drives, so critical data is
always available even if a single hard disk fails. Due to the built-in functionality,
the X6DA8-G2 is specially designed to keep pace with the increasing performance demands of computer systems by improving disk I/O throughput and
providing data accessibility regardless of a single disk failure. By incorporating
the Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA into the motherboard design, Supermicro's
X6DA8-G2 offers the user with the benefits of SATARAID without the high costs
associated with hardware RAID applications.
Note: For Adaptec's RAID Driver Installation Instructions, please refer to the
Adaptec RAID Controller User's Guide: "Emb_SA_RAID_UG.pdf" in the CD that
came with this motherboard. You can also download a copy of Adaptec's User's
Guide from our web site at www.supermicro.com.
The Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility is an embedded BIOS Utility,
including:
*Array Configuration Utility: Use this utility when you want to create,
configure and manage arrays.
* Disk Utilities: Use this option to format or verify disks.
To run the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility, you will need to enable the
RAID function in the system BIOS (refer to Chapter 4 for System BIOS
Configurations), and then, press the <Ctrl> and <A> keys simultaneously
when prompted to do so during the system startup. (Refer to the previous page for detailed instructions.)
Note: To select an option, use the arrow keys to highlight the item and then
press the <Enter> key to select it. To return to the previous menu, press the
<ESC> key.
Using the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility (ARC)
The Array Configuration Utility (ACU) enables you to create, manage, and delete
arrays from the controller’s BIOS, add and delete spare drives, and initialize
drives. During the system startup, press <Ctrl> and <A> key simultaneously,
and the main menu will appear.
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Managing Arrays
Select this option to view array properties, and delete arrays. The
following sections describe the operations Of "Managing Arrays".
To select this option, use the arrow keys and the <enter> key to select
"Managing Arrays" from the main menu (as shown above).
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Viewing Array Properties
To view the properties of an existing array:
1. At the BIOS prompt, press Ctrl+A.
2. From the ARC menu, select Array Configuration Utility (ACU).
3. From the ACU menu, select Manage Arrays (as shown on the
previous screen.)
4. From the List of Arrays dialog box, select the array you want to view
and press Enter.
The Array Properties dialog box appears, showing detailed
information on the array. The physical disks associated with the array are
displayed here.
5. Press Esc to return to the previous menu.
Deleting Arrays
*Warning: Back up the data on an array before you delete it to prevent
the loss of data. Deleted arrays cannot be restored.
To delete an existing array:
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access
the ARC utility.
2. From the ARC main menu, select Array Configuration Utility
(ACU).
3. From the ACU menu, select Manage Arrays.
4. Select the array you wish to delete and press Delete.
5. In the Array Properties dialog box, select Delete and press
Enter. The following prompt is displayed:
*Warning!! Deleting the array will render array unusable. Do you
want to delete the array?(Yes/No):
RAID 1 only—the following prompt is also displayed:
Deleting the partition will result in data loss! Do you also want to
delete the partition? (Yes/No):
6. Press Yes to delete the array or partition or No to return to the
previous menu.
7. Press Esc to return to the previous menu.
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Creating Arrays
Before creating arrays, make sure the disks for the array are
connected and installed in your system. Note that disks with no
usable space, or disks that are un-initialized are shown in gray and
cannot be used. See Initializing Disk Drives.
To create an array:
1 Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to
access the ARC utility.
2 From the ARC menu, select Array Configuration Utility Main Menu
(ACU) (as shown on the first screen on page B-5).
3 From the ACU menu, select Create Array.
4 Select the disks for the new array and press Insert (as the screen
shown below).
(*Note: To deselect any disk, highlight the disk and press Delete.)
5 Press Enter when both disks for the new array are selected. The
Array Properties menu displays (as the screen shown on the next page).
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Assigning Array Properties
Once you've create a new array, you are ready to assign the properties
to the array.
*Caution: Once the array is created and its properties are assigned,
you cannot change the array properties using the ACU. You will need to
use the Adaptec Storage Manager - Browser Edition. (Refer to Adaptec's
User's Guide in the enclosed CD.)
To assign properties to the new array:
1. In the Array Properties menu (as shown in the following screen),
select an array type and press Enter.
Note that only the available array types: RAID 0, and RAID1, are displayed on the screen. (*RAID 0 or RAID 1 requires two drives.)
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2. Under the item "Arrays Label", type in an label and press Enter.
(*Note: The label shall not be more than 15 characters.)
3. For RAID 0, select the desired stripe size. (*Note: Available stripe sizes
are 16, 32, and 64 KB-default. It is recommended that you do not change
the default setting.)
4. The item: "Create RAID via" allows you to select between the
different creating methods for RAID 0 and RAID 1.
The following table gives examples of when each is appropriate.
Raid Level
RAID 0
RAID 0
RAID 1
Create Via
No Init
Migrate
(*Note)
Build1
RAID 1
Clear
RAID 1
Quick
RAID 1
Init
When Appropriate
Creating a RAID 0 on new drives
Creating a RAID 0 from one new drive and
one drive with data you wish to preserve
Any time you wish to create a RAID 1, but especially if
you have data on one drive that you wish to preserve
Creating a RAID 1 on new drives, or when you want to
ensure that the array contains no data after creation.
Fastest way to create a RAID 1.
Appropriate when using new drives
(*Note: If you select Migrate for RAID 0, or Build for RAID 1, you will be
asked to select the source drive. The contents of the source drive will be
preserved. However, the data on the new drive will be lost.)
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5. When you are finished, press Done (as the screen shown below).
Notes:
1. Before adding a new drive to an array, back up any data contained on
the new drive. Otherwise, all data will be lost.
2. If you stop the Build or Clear process on a RAID 1 from ACU, you can
restart it by pressing Ctrl+R.
3. A RAID 1 created using the Quick Init option may return some data miscompares if you later run a consistency check. This is normal and is not
a cause for concern.
4. The ACU allows you to use drives of different sizes in a
RAID . However, during a build operation, only the smaller drive can be
selected as the source or first drive.
5. When migrating from single volume to RAID 0, migrating from a larger
drive to a smaller drive is allowed. However, the destination drive must
be at least half the capacity of the source drive.
6. Adaptec does not recommend that you migrate or build an array on
Windows dynamic disks (volumes), as it will result in data loss.
Warning: Do not interrupt the creation of a RAID 0 using the Migrate
option. If you do, you will not be able to restart, or to recover the data
that was on the source drive.
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Adding a Bootable Array
To make an array bootable:
1. From the Main menu, select Manage Arrays.
2. From the List of Arrays, select the array you want to make
bootable, and press Ctrl+B.
3. Enter Y to create a bootable array when the following message is
displayed: "This will make all other existing bootable array non-bootable. Do
you want to make this array bootable? (Yes/No):" Then, a bootable array
will be created. An asterisk will appear next to the bootable array (as
shown in the picture below:)
Deleting a Bootable Array
To delete a bootable array:
1. From the Main menu, select Manage Arrays.
2. From the List of Arrays, select the bootable array (*) you want to delete,
and press Ctrl+B. (* a bootable array is the array marked with an asterisk
(as shown in the picture above.)
3. Enter Y to delete a bootable array when the following message is
displayed: "The array is already marked bootable. Do you want to make this
array as not bootable? (Yes/No):" Then, the bootable array will be deleted
and the asterisk will disappear.
(*Note: do not use the delete key to delete the bootable array.)
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Adding/Deleting
Hotspares
(*Note: In order to rebuild a RAID (RAID 0 or RAID 1), you would need to
add a new HDD as a hotspare.)
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A as prompted to access the ARC
Utility.
2. From the ARC menu, select Array Configuration Utility (ACU).
3. From the ACU menu, select Add/Delete Hotspares.
4. Use the up and down arrow keys to highlight and select the disk you
want to designate as a hotspare, and press <Insert>, and then, press
<Enter>.
5. Press yes when the following prompt is displayed:
"Do you want to create spare?" (Yes/No?)
The spare you have selected will appear in the Select Drive Menu.
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Initializing Disk Drives
If an installed disk does not appear in the disk selection list for
creating a new array, or if it appears grayed out, you may have to
initialize it before you can use it as part of an array. Drives attached
to the controller must be initialized before they can be used in an
array.
Caution: Initializing a disk overwrites the partition table on the
disk and makes any data on the disk inaccessible. If the drive
is used in an array, you may not be able to use the array again.
Do not initialize a disk that is part of a boot array. To
determine which disks are associated with a particular array,
please refer to Viewing Array Properties.
To initialize drives:
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to
access the ARC utility.
2. From the ARC menu, select Array Configuration Utility (ACU) (as
shown in the screen below).
3. Select Initialize Drives (as shown in the screen below).
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4. Use the up and down arrow keys to highlight the disk you wish
to initialize and press Insert (as shown in the screen below).
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5. Repeat Step 4 so that both drives to be initialized are selected (as
shown in the screen below).
6. Press Enter.
7. Read the warning message as shown in the screen.
8. Make sure that you have selected the correct disk drives to initialize.
If correct, type Y to continue.
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Rebuilding Arrays
*Note 1: Rebuilding applies to Fault Tolerant array (RAID 1) only.
If an array Build process (or initialization) is interrupted or critical with
one member missing, you must perform a Rebuild to optimized its functionality. For a critical array Rebuild operation, the optimal drive is the source
drive.
*Note 2: If no spare array exists and a hard disk drive fails, you need to
create a spare before you can rebuild an array.
To Rebuild an array:
1 From the Main Menu, select Manage Arrays (as shown in the screen
below). From the List of Arrays, select the array you want to Rebuild.
2 Press Ctrl+R to Rebuild.
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Using the Disk Utilities
The Disk Utilities enable you to format or verify the media of your Serial
ATA hard disks.
To access the disk utilities:
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access
the ARC utility (as shown in the screen below.)
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2. From the ARC menu, select Disk Utilities as shown in the screen
below.
3 Select the desired disk and press Enter (as shown in the screen
below.)
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You can choose from the following
options:
1. Format Disk—Simulates a low-level format of the hard drive by
writing zeros to the entire disk. Serial ATA drives are low-level formatted
at the factory and do not need to be low-level formatted again.
(*Caution: Formatting destroys all data on the drive. Be
sure to back up your data before performing this operation.)
2. Verify Disk Media—Scans the media of a disk drive for
defects.
To Exit Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility
1. Once you have completed RAID array configurations, press ESC to
exit. The following screen will appear.
2. Press Yes to exit the Utility.
(*For more information regarding Adaptec RAID Utility, please
refer to Adaptec's User's Guide in the CD included in your
shipping package. You can also download a copy of Adaptec
User's Guide from our web site at: www. supermicro.com.)
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B-2 Installing Intel's ICH5R Driver w/ Adaptec and
Windows OS
a. Insert Supermicro's bootable CD that came with the package into the
CD Drive during the system reboot, and the screen:"Super Micro Driver
Diskette Maker" will appear.
b. Choose from the list the item: "Intel ICH5R Driver by 3rd Party
(Adaptec)" and press <ENTER>.
c. From the next screen displayed, choose the OS driver you want to
install and press <Enter>.
d. Insert a formatted diskette into drive A: and press <Enter> as
prompted.
e. Exit the program after the process is completed. Then, reboot the
system.
f. Insert Microsoft Windows OS Setup CD in the CD Driver, and the
system will start to boot up from CD.
g. Press the <F6> key when the message-"Press F6 if you need to install
a third party SCSI or RAID driver" displays.
h. When the Windows OS Setup screen appears, press "S" to specify
additional device(s).
i. Insert the driver diskette-"Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA Raid Controller
Driver" into Drive A: and press the <Enter> key.
j. Choose Adaptec Embedded Host Serial ATA Raid Controller from the list
indicated in the Windows OS Setup Screen, and press the <Enter> key.
k. Press the <Enter> key to continue the installation process. (If you need
to specify any additional devices to be installed, do it at this time.) Once
all devices are specified, press the <Enter> key to continue with the
installation.
l. From the Windows OS Setup screen, press the <Enter> key. The OS
Setup will automatically load all device files, and, then, continue the
Windows OS installation.
m. After Windows OS Installation is completed, the system will automatically reboot.
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B-3 Installing Other Software Programs and Drivers
A. Installing Drivers other than Adaptec Embedded Serial
ATA RAID Controller Driver
After you've installed Windows Operating System, a screen as shown below will appear. You are ready to install software programs and drivers
that have not yet been installed. To install these software programs and
drivers, click the icons to the right of these items.
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
(*Note: Click the icons showing a hand writing on paper to view the readme
files for each item. Click the computer icons to the right of these items to
install each item (from top to the bottom) one at a time. After installing
each item, you must re-boot the system before moving on to the
next item on the list. You should install everything here except for the
SUPER Doctor utility, Intel LDCM and the LAN/SCSI driver diskettes, which
are optional. The bottom icon with a CD on it allows you to view the entire
contents of the CD. )
(*Please refer to the Adaptec User's Guide for the installation of
Adaptec's Serial ATA RAID Controller Driver. Adaptec's User's
Guide is included in the CD. You can also download a copy of the
user's guide from our web site.)
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Supero Doctor III
The Supero Doctor III program is a Web base management tool that
supports remote management capability. It includes Remote and Local
Management tools. The local management is called SD III Client. The
Supero Doctor III program included on the CDROM that came with your
motherboard allows you to monitor the environment and operations of
your system. Supero Doctor III displays crucial system information such
as CPU temperature, system voltages and fan status. See the Figure
below for a display of the Supero Doctor III interface.
Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen-I (Health Information)
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Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen-II
(Remote Control)
(*Note: SD III Software Revision 1.0 can be downloaded from our Web
site at: ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/utility/Supero_Doctor_III/. You can also
download SDIII User's Guide at: http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/
Manuals/SDIII/UserGuide.pdf. For Linux, we will still recommend Supero
Doctor II.)
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Appendix C
System Specifications
Processors
Single or dual 604-pin Intel ® Nocona TM processors at a front side (system)
bus speed of 800 MHz. (Please refer to the support section of our web
site for a complete listing of supported processors:
(http://www.supermicro.com).
Chipset
Intel E7525 chipset
BIOS
8 MB AMI® Flash ROM
Memory Capacity
Eight 240-pin DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of registered ECC
DDR2-400 (PC3200) SDRAM
Note: Interleaved memory - requires memory to be installed two at a time. See the
memory section in Chapter 5 for details.
SCSI Controller
Adaptec AIC-7902 for dual channel Ultra320 onboard SCSI
SCSI Backplane Controller
CSE-SCA-016: SAF-TE compliant backplane supports five (5) SCA hotswap SCSI drives
Peripheral Drives/Bays
One (1) 3.5" floppy drive
Five (5) 5.25" drive bays
Five (5) SCSI drive bays in mobile rack unit [p/n CSE-M35(B)P]
Expansion Slots
Chassis: Seven (7) I/O chassis slots
Motherboard: total of six (6) PCI-Express/PCI-X slots
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Motherboard
Model: X6DA8-G2 (Extended ATX)
Dimensions: 12 x 13.05 in (304.8 x 331.5 mm)
Chassis:
Model: SC942i-R760 (4U rackmount/tower)
Dimensions: (WxHxD as 4U) 6.94" x 17.125 x 24.125 in. (17.6 x 435 x
612.8 mm)
Weight
Gross (Bare Bone): 65.5 lbs. (29.8 kg.)
System Cooling
Three (3) 12-cm chassis cooling fans (hot-swappable)
One (1) 12-cm exhaust fan (not hot-swappable)
System Input Requirements
AC Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Rated Input Current: 14A (115V) to 8A (230V)
Rated Input Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
Power Supply (3 units)
Rated Output Power: 760W (Model# SP762-TS, Part# PWS-0050)
Rated Output Voltages: +3.3V (36A), +5V (36A), +12Vtotal (50A), +5Vsb
(3.5A)
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature: 10º to 35º C (50º to 95º F)
Non-operating Temperature: -40º to 70º C (-40º to 158º F)
Operating Relative Humidity: 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Regulatory Compliance
Electromagnetic Emissions:
FCC Class B, EN 55022 Class B, EN 61000-3-2/-3-3, CISPR 22 Class B
Electromagnetic Immunity:
EN 55024/CISPR 24, (EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4,
EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-8, EN 61000-4-11)
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Safety:
EN 60950/IEC 60950-Compliant
UL Listed (USA)
CUL Listed (Canada)
TUV Certified (Germany)
CE Marking (Europe)
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