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CONTENTS
Preface
vii
Related Documentation
Organization
Audience
vii
viii
Documentation Feedback
Conventions
vii
viii
viii
Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
CHAPTER
1
Overview 1-1
External Features Overview 1-1
Summary of Server Features 1-3
CHAPTER
2
Installing the Server
xiii
2-1
Unpacking and Inspecting the Server
2-2
Preparing for Server Installation 2-3
Installation Guidelines 2-3
Rack Requirements 2-4
Equipment Requirements 2-4
Slide Rail Adjustment Range 2-4
Installing the Server In a Rack
2-5
Initial Server Setup 2-8
Connecting and Powering On the Server (Standalone Mode)
NIC Modes and NIC Redundancy Settings 2-11
System BIOS and CIMC Firmware 2-12
Updating the BIOS and CIMC Firmware
Accessing the System BIOS 2-13
2-8
2-12
Service Headers and Jumpers 2-14
Header Locations on the Motherboard 2-14
Using the BIOS Recovery Header J41 2-15
Procedure 1: Reboot With recovery.cap File 2-15
Procedure 2: Use Recovery Jumper and recovery.cap File
Using the Clear CMOS Header J37 2-17
2-16
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3
Maintaining the Server
3-1
Server Monitoring and Management Tools 3-1
Cisco Integrated Management Interface (CIMC)
Server Configuration Utility 3-1
3-1
Status LEDs and Buttons 3-2
Front Panel LEDs 3-2
Rear Panel LEDs and Buttons 3-4
Internal Diagnostic LEDs 3-6
Preparing for Server Component Installation 3-7
Required Equipment 3-7
Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server 3-7
Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover 3-8
Replaceable Component Locations 3-9
Serial Number Location 3-10
Color-Coded Touch Points 3-10
Installing or Replacing Server Components 3-11
Replacing Hard Drives or Solid State Drives 3-12
Drive Population Guidelines 3-12
Drive Replacement Procedure 3-13
Replacing a Drive Backplane 3-14
Replacing Fan Modules 3-16
Replacing DIMMs 3-18
Memory Performance Guidelines and Population Rules 3-18
DIMM Replacement Procedure 3-22
Replacing CPUs and Heatsinks 3-23
Replacing the Motherboard RTC Battery 3-28
Replacing a Mezzanine Card 3-29
Replacing a PCIe Riser 3-31
Replacing a PCIe Card 3-33
PCIe Slots 3-33
Replacing a PCIe Card 3-34
Special Considerations for Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Cards 3-35
RAID Controller Card Cable Routing 3-35
Installing Multiple PCIe Cards and Resolving Limited Resources 3-36
Replacing a Cisco Flexible Flash Card 3-38
Overview of the Pre-Installed Cisco Flexible Flash Card 3-38
Enabling a Cisco Flexible Flash Virtual Drive 3-39
Booting a Cisco Flexible Flash Virtual Drive 3-39
Monitoring and Managing a Cisco Flexible Flash Card 3-40
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Cisco Flexible Flash Card Replacement Procedure 3-40
Replacing the LSI RAID Battery Backup Unit or SuperCap Power Module 3-42
Installing a Trusted Platform Module 3-44
Enabling the Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) Feature For the TPM 3-45
Replacing a SCU Upgrade ROM Module 3-47
Replacing a Software RAID Key Module 3-48
Replacing Power Supplies 3-49
Enabling or Disabling the Internal USB Port 3-50
APPENDIX
A
Server Specifications
A-1
Physical Specifications
A-1
Environmental Specifications
A-2
Power Specifications A-3
450W Power Supply A-3
650W Power Supply A-3
APPENDIX
B
Power Cord Specifications
B-1
Supported Power Cords and Plugs B-1
AC Power Cord Illustrations B-3
APPENDIX
C
RAID Controller Considerations
C-1
Supported RAID Controllers and Required Cables
Mixing Drive Types in RAID Groups
Factory-Default Option ROM Settings
Mixing Drive Types in RAID Groups
RAID Backup Units
C-2
C-3
C-4
C-5
C-5
RAID Controller Migration
C-6
Embedded MegaRAID Controller C-7
Notes on Supported Embedded MegaRAID Levels C-8
Installing a SCU Upgrade ROM Module For Embedded RAID SAS Support C-9
Installing a Software RAID Key Module for Embedded RAID 5 Support C-10
Enabling the Embedded RAID Controller in the BIOS C-10
Disabling the Embedded RAID Controller in the BIOS C-11
Launching the LSI Embedded RAID Configuration Utility C-11
Installing LSI MegaSR Drivers For Windows and Linux C-11
Downloading the LSI MegaSR Drivers C-12
Microsoft Windows Driver Installation C-12
Linux Driver Installation C-14
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RAID Controller Cabling C-19
Cable Routing C-19
Cisco UCS C220 Server Cabling C-20
Backplane and Expander Options C-20
SFF 8-Drive Backplane Cabling C-20
LFF 4-Drive Backplane Cabling C-22
Restoring RAID Configuration After Replacing a RAID Controller
For More Information
APPENDIX
D
C-23
C-23
Installation for Cisco UCS Integration
D-1
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Preface
This preface describes the audience, organization, and conventions of the Cisco UCS C220 Server
Installation and Service Guide. It also provides information about how to obtain related documentation.
Related Documentation
The documentation set for the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) C-Series rack-mount servers is
described in the roadmap document at the following link:
Cisco UCS C-Series Documentation Roadmap
Organization
This guide is organized as follows:
Chapter
Title
Description
Chapter 1
Overview
Provides an overview of the server.
Chapter 2
Installing the Server
Describes how to install the server in a rack, how to cable and
power on the server, and how to set up the server in standalone
mode.
Chapter 3
Maintaining the
Server
Describes the server LEDs and buttons, identifies the replaceable
components of the server, and describes how to replace them.
Appendix A Server Specifications
Lists physical, environmental, and power specifications for the
server.
Appendix B Power Cord
Specifications
Lists specifications for the supported international power cords.
Appendix C RAID Controller
Considerations
Provides server RAID controller information.
Appendix D Installation for Cisco
UCS Integration
Provides installation and upgrade procedures for installing the
server into Unified Computing System (UCS) integration.
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Audience
This guide is for experienced network administrators who configure and maintain Cisco servers.
Documentation Feedback
To provide technical feedback on this document, or to report an error or omission, please send your
comments to ucs-docfeedback@external.cisco.com. We appreciate your feedback.
Conventions
This document uses the following conventions for notes, cautions, and safety warnings. Notes and
cautions contain important information that you should know.
Note
Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material that are not covered
in the publication.
Caution
Means reader be careful. Cautions contain information about something you might do that could result
in equipment damage or loss of data.
Safety warnings appear throughout this guide in procedures that, if performed incorrectly, can cause
physical injuries. A warning symbol precedes each warning statement.
Warning
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you
work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar
with standard practices for preventing accidents. Use the statement number provided at the end of
each warning to locate its translation in the translated safety warnings that accompanied this
device. Statement 1071
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Waarschuwing
BELANGRIJKE VEILIGHEIDSINSTRUCTIES
Dit waarschuwingssymbool betekent gevaar. U verkeert in een situatie die lichamelijk letsel kan
veroorzaken. Voordat u aan enige apparatuur gaat werken, dient u zich bewust te zijn van de bij
elektrische schakelingen betrokken risico's en dient u op de hoogte te zijn van de standaard
praktijken om ongelukken te voorkomen. Gebruik het nummer van de verklaring onderaan de
waarschuwing als u een vertaling van de waarschuwing die bij het apparaat wordt geleverd, wilt
raadplegen.
BEWAAR DEZE INSTRUCTIES
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Varoitus
TÄRKEITÄ TURVALLISUUSOHJEITA
Tämä varoitusmerkki merkitsee vaaraa. Tilanne voi aiheuttaa ruumiillisia vammoja. Ennen kuin
käsittelet laitteistoa, huomioi sähköpiirien käsittelemiseen liittyvät riskit ja tutustu
onnettomuuksien yleisiin ehkäisytapoihin. Turvallisuusvaroitusten käännökset löytyvät laitteen
mukana toimitettujen käännettyjen turvallisuusvaroitusten joukosta varoitusten lopussa näkyvien
lausuntonumeroiden avulla.
SÄILYTÄ NÄMÄ OHJEET
Attention
IMPORTANTES INFORMATIONS DE SÉCURITÉ
Ce symbole d'avertissement indique un danger. Vous vous trouvez dans une situation pouvant
entraîner des blessures ou des dommages corporels. Avant de travailler sur un équipement, soyez
conscient des dangers liés aux circuits électriques et familiarisez-vous avec les procédures
couramment utilisées pour éviter les accidents. Pour prendre connaissance des traductions des
avertissements figurant dans les consignes de sécurité traduites qui accompagnent cet appareil,
référez-vous au numéro de l'instruction situé à la fin de chaque avertissement.
CONSERVEZ CES INFORMATIONS
Warnung
WICHTIGE SICHERHEITSHINWEISE
Dieses Warnsymbol bedeutet Gefahr. Sie befinden sich in einer Situation, die zu Verletzungen führen
kann. Machen Sie sich vor der Arbeit mit Geräten mit den Gefahren elektrischer Schaltungen und
den üblichen Verfahren zur Vorbeugung vor Unfällen vertraut. Suchen Sie mit der am Ende jeder
Warnung angegebenen Anweisungsnummer nach der jeweiligen Übersetzung in den übersetzten
Sicherheitshinweisen, die zusammen mit diesem Gerät ausgeliefert wurden.
BEWAHREN SIE DIESE HINWEISE GUT AUF.
Avvertenza
IMPORTANTI ISTRUZIONI SULLA SICUREZZA
Questo simbolo di avvertenza indica un pericolo. La situazione potrebbe causare infortuni alle
persone. Prima di intervenire su qualsiasi apparecchiatura, occorre essere al corrente dei pericoli
relativi ai circuiti elettrici e conoscere le procedure standard per la prevenzione di incidenti.
Utilizzare il numero di istruzione presente alla fine di ciascuna avvertenza per individuare le
traduzioni delle avvertenze riportate in questo documento.
CONSERVARE QUESTE ISTRUZIONI
Advarsel
VIKTIGE SIKKERHETSINSTRUKSJONER
Dette advarselssymbolet betyr fare. Du er i en situasjon som kan føre til skade på person. Før du
begynner å arbeide med noe av utstyret, må du være oppmerksom på farene forbundet med
elektriske kretser, og kjenne til standardprosedyrer for å forhindre ulykker. Bruk nummeret i slutten
av hver advarsel for å finne oversettelsen i de oversatte sikkerhetsadvarslene som fulgte med denne
enheten.
TA VARE PÅ DISSE INSTRUKSJONENE
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Aviso
INSTRUÇÕES IMPORTANTES DE SEGURANÇA
Este símbolo de aviso significa perigo. Você está em uma situação que poderá ser causadora de
lesões corporais. Antes de iniciar a utilização de qualquer equipamento, tenha conhecimento dos
perigos envolvidos no manuseio de circuitos elétricos e familiarize-se com as práticas habituais de
prevenção de acidentes. Utilize o número da instrução fornecido ao final de cada aviso para
localizar sua tradução nos avisos de segurança traduzidos que acompanham este dispositivo.
GUARDE ESTAS INSTRUÇÕES
¡Advertencia!
INSTRUCCIONES IMPORTANTES DE SEGURIDAD
Este símbolo de aviso indica peligro. Existe riesgo para su integridad física. Antes de manipular
cualquier equipo, considere los riesgos de la corriente eléctrica y familiarícese con los
procedimientos estándar de prevención de accidentes. Al final de cada advertencia encontrará el
número que le ayudará a encontrar el texto traducido en el apartado de traducciones que acompaña
a este dispositivo.
GUARDE ESTAS INSTRUCCIONES
Varning!
VIKTIGA SÄKERHETSANVISNINGAR
Denna varningssignal signalerar fara. Du befinner dig i en situation som kan leda till personskada.
Innan du utför arbete på någon utrustning måste du vara medveten om farorna med elkretsar och
känna till vanliga förfaranden för att förebygga olyckor. Använd det nummer som finns i slutet av
varje varning för att hitta dess översättning i de översatta säkerhetsvarningar som medföljer denna
anordning.
SPARA DESSA ANVISNINGAR
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INSTRUÇÕES IMPORTANTES DE SEGURANÇA
Este símbolo de aviso significa perigo. Você se encontra em uma situação em que há risco de lesões
corporais. Antes de trabalhar com qualquer equipamento, esteja ciente dos riscos que envolvem os
circuitos elétricos e familiarize-se com as práticas padrão de prevenção de acidentes. Use o
número da declaração fornecido ao final de cada aviso para localizar sua tradução nos avisos de
segurança traduzidos que acompanham o dispositivo.
GUARDE ESTAS INSTRUÇÕES
Advarsel
VIGTIGE SIKKERHEDSANVISNINGER
Dette advarselssymbol betyder fare. Du befinder dig i en situation med risiko for
legemesbeskadigelse. Før du begynder arbejde på udstyr, skal du være opmærksom på de
involverede risici, der er ved elektriske kredsløb, og du skal sætte dig ind i standardprocedurer til
undgåelse af ulykker. Brug erklæringsnummeret efter hver advarsel for at finde oversættelsen i de
oversatte advarsler, der fulgte med denne enhed.
GEM DISSE ANVISNINGER
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CH A P T E R
1
Overview
This chapter provides an overview of the Cisco UCS C220 server features.
External Features Overview, page 1-1
Summary of Server Features, page 1-3
External Features Overview
The figures in this chapter show an overview of external server features.
(Internal server features are illustrated in Figure 3-5 on page 3-9.)
The server is orderable in two different versions, each with one of two different front panel/backplane
configurations:
•
Cisco UCS C220 (small form-factor (SFF) drives, with 8-drive backplane. 
Holds up to eight 2.5-inch hard drives or solid state drives.
•
Cisco UCS C220 (large form factor (LFF) drives, with 4-drive backplane). 
Holds up to four 3.5-inch hard drives.
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Overview
Figure 1-1 shows the front panel features of the SFF drives version of the server.
Cisco UCS C220 Server (Small Form Factor Drives) Front Panel Features
4
1
2
6
5
3
8
7
HDD4
HDD1
HDD6
HDD5
9
HDD2
HDD7
HDD3
HDD8
331682
Figure 1-1
10
1
Power button/Power status LED 6
2
Identification button/LED
7
Network link activity LED
3
System status LED
8
Pull-out asset tag
4
Fan status LED
9
KVM connector (used with KVM cable that provides
two USB, one VGA, and one serial connector)
5
Temperature status LED
10 Drives, hot-swappable (up to eight 2.5-inch drives)
Power supply status LED
Figure 1-2 shows the front panel features of the LFF drives version of the server.
Figure 1-2
Cisco UCS C220 Server (Large Form Factor Drives) Front Panel Features
5
3
4
6
7
8
HDD1
HDD2
HDD3
9
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2
1
HDD4
10
1
Power button/Power status LED 6
2
Identification button/LED
7
Network link activity LED
3
System status LED
8
Pull-out asset tag
4
Fan status LED
9
KVM connector (used with KVM cable that provides
two USB, one VGA, and one serial connector)
5
Temperature status LED
10 Drives, hot-swappable (up to four 3.5-inch drives)
Power supply status LED
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Figure 1-3 shows the rear panel features of the server (identical for both versions of the server).
Rear Panel Features
1
PSU1
2
3
PCIe1
PCIe2
PSU2
4
5
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Figure 1-3
6
7
8
9
1
Power supplies (two)
6
1-Gb Ethernet dedicated management port
2
Low-profile PCIe slot 2 on riser
(half-height, half-length, x8 lane)
7
Dual 1-Gb Ethernet ports
(LAN1 and LAN2)
3
Standard-profile PCIe slot on riser
(full-height, half-length, x16 lane)
8
USB ports
4
VGA video connector
9
Rear Identification button/LED
5
Serial port (RJ-45 connector)
–
Summary of Server Features
Table 1-1 lists the features of the server.
.
Table 1-1
Cisco UCS C220 Server Features
Chassis
One rack-unit (1RU) chassis.
Processors
Two Intel Xeon E5-2600 Series processors.
Memory
The server provides 16 DIMM1 sockets on the motherboard. This provides a
possible total of up to 512 GB of industry-standard DDR32 memory.
Baseboard
management
Pilot III BMC, running Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC) firmware.
Network and
management I/O
The server provides these rear-panel connectors:
Depending on your CIMC settings, the CIMC can be accessed through the 
1-Gb Ethernet dedicated management port, the dual 1-Gb Ethernet LOM ports, or a
Cisco P81E virtual interface card.
One 1-Gb Ethernet dedicated management port
Two 1-Gb Base-T Ethernet ports
• One RS-232 serial port (RJ-45 connector)
• One 15-pin VGA3 connector
• Two USB4 2.0 connectors
•
•
•
One front-panel KVM connector that is used with the included KVM cable,
which provides two USB, one VGA, and one serial connector.
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Power
Overview
Cisco UCS C220 Server Features (continued)
Up to two power supplies, both either 450W or 650W each. 
Redundant as 1+1. Do not mix power supply types in the server.
See Power Specifications, page A-3 for more information on power supplies.
Cooling
Five hot-swappable fan modules for front-to-rear cooling.
PCIe I/O
Two horizontal PCIe5 expansion slots on risers. 
See Replacing a PCIe Card, page 3-33 for slot specifications.
Storage
Drives are installed into front-panel drive bays that provide hot-pluggable access.
There are two versions of the server front panel and backplane:
•
Small Form Factor—The server can hold up to eight 2.5-inch SAS6 or SATA7
hard drives or solid state drives.
•
Large Form Factor—The server can hold up to four 3.5-inch SAS or SATA hard
drives.
The server also contains one internal USB 2.0 port on the motherboard that you can
use with a USB thumb drive for additional storage.
Cisco Flexible
Flash drives
The server can be ordered with an optional Cisco Flexible Flash drive (SD card).
Disk
Management
(RAID)
For a list of supported RAID controller options, see RAID Controller
Considerations, page C-1.
RAID Backup
There is one mounting point inside the chassis that can be used for a RAID backup
unit when using an LSI MegaRAID card. This unit can be either of the following:
Video
This drive is pre-loaded with four virtual drives. The four virtual drives contain,
respectively, the Cisco Server Configuration Utility, the Cisco Host Upgrade Utility,
the Cisco C-Series server drivers set, and a blank virtual drive on which you can
install an OS or a hypervisor (see also Replacing a Cisco Flexible Flash Card,
page 3-38).
•
The optional LSI BBU that can be used with LSI MegaRAID cards.
•
The SuperCap Power Module that can be used with LSI MegaRAID-CV cards.
Resolution up to 1600x1200, 16bpp at 60 Hz. Up to 256 MB of video memory.
1. DIMM = dual inline memory module
2. DDR3 = double data rate, type 3
3. VGA = video graphics array
4. USB = universal serial bus
5. PCIe = peripheral component interconnect express
6. SAS = serial attached SCSI
7. SATA = serial advanced technology attachment
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This chapter describes how to install the server, and it includes the following sections:
Note
Warning
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Unpacking and Inspecting the Server, page 2-2
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Preparing for Server Installation, page 2-3
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Installing the Server In a Rack, page 2-5
•
Initial Server Setup, page 2-8
•
System BIOS and CIMC Firmware, page 2-12
•
Updating the BIOS and CIMC Firmware, page 2-12
•
Service Headers and Jumpers, page 2-14
Before you install, operate, or service a server, review the Regulatory Compliance and Safety
Information for Cisco UCS C-Series Servers for important safety information.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you
work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar
with standard practices for preventing accidents. Use the statement number provided at the end of
each warning to locate its translation in the translated safety warnings that accompanied this device. 
Statement 1071
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Unpacking and Inspecting the Server
Caution
When handling internal server components, wear an ESD strap and handle modules by the carrier edges
only.
Tip
Keep the shipping container in case the server requires shipping in the future.
Note
The chassis is thoroughly inspected before shipment. If any damage occurred during transportation or
any items are missing, contact your customer service representative immediately.
To inspect the shipment, follow these steps:
Step 1
Remove the server from its cardboard container and save all packaging material.
Step 2
Compare the shipment to the equipment list provided by your customer service representative and
Figure 2-1. Verify that you have all items.
Step 3
Check for damage and report any discrepancies or damage to your customer service representative. Have
the following information ready:
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Invoice number of shipper (see the packing slip)
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Model and serial number of the damaged unit
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Description of damage
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Effect of damage on the installation
Figure 2-1
Shipping Box Contents
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Preparing for Server Installation
This section provides information about preparing for server installation, and it includes the following
topics:
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Installation Guidelines, page 2-3
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Rack Requirements, page 2-4
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Equipment Requirements, page 2-4
•
Slide Rail Adjustment Range, page 2-4
Installation Guidelines
Warning
To prevent the system from overheating, do not operate it in an area that exceeds the maximum
recommended ambient temperature of: 40° C (104° F). 
Statement 1047
Warning
The plug-socket combination must be accessible at all times, because it serves as the main
disconnecting device.
Statement 1019
Warning
This product relies on the building’s installation for short-circuit (overcurrent) protection. Ensure that
the protective device is rated not greater than: 250 V, 15 A.
Statement 1005
Warning
Installation of the equipment must comply with local and national electrical codes.
Statement 1074
Caution
Do not block the air vents on the top of the server’s cover. Do not stack another server directly on top of
the C220 server. Doing so blocks the proper airflow, which could result in overheating, higher fan
speeds, and higher power consumption.
Caution
Avoid UPS types that use ferroresonant technology. These UPS types can become unstable with systems
such as the Cisco UCS, which can have substantial current draw fluctuations from fluctuating data traffic
patterns.
When you are installing a server, use the following guidelines:
•
Plan your site configuration and prepare the site before installing the server. See the Cisco UCS Site
Preparation Guide for the recommended site planning tasks.
•
Ensure that there is adequate space around the server to allow for servicing the server and for
adequate airflow. The airflow in this server is from front to back.
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Ensure that the air-conditioning meets the thermal requirements listed in the Server Specifications.
•
Ensure that the cabinet or rack meets the requirements listed in the “Rack Requirements” section on
page 2-4.
•
Ensure that the site power meets the power requirements listed in the Server Specifications. If
available, you can use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect against power failures.
Rack Requirements
This section provides the requirements for the standard open racks.
The rack must be of the following type:
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A standard 19-in. (48.3-cm) wide, four-post EIA rack, with mounting posts that conform to English
universal hole spacing, per section 1 of ANSI/EIA-310-D-1992.
•
The rack post holes can be square 0.38-inch (9.6 mm), round 0.28-inch (7.1 mm), #12-24 UNC, or
#10-32 UNC when you use the supplied slide rails.
•
The minimum vertical rack space per server must be one RU, equal to 1.75 in. (44.45 mm).
Equipment Requirements
The slide rails supplied by Cisco Systems for this server do not require tools for installation. The inner
rails (mounting brackets) are pre-attached to the sides of the server.
Slide Rail Adjustment Range
The slide rails for this server have an adjustment range of 24 to 36 inches (610 to 914 mm).
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Installing the Server In a Rack
This section describes how to install the server in a rack.
Warning
To prevent bodily injury when mounting or servicing this unit in a rack, you must take special
precautions to ensure that the system remains stable. The following guidelines are provided to ensure
your safety:
This unit should be mounted at the bottom of the rack if it is the only unit in the rack.
When mounting this unit in a partially filled rack, load the rack from the bottom to the top with the heaviest component
at the bottom of the rack.
If the rack is provided with stabilizing devices, install the stabilizers before mounting or servicing the unit in the rack.
Statement 1006
To install the slide rails and the server into a rack, follow these steps:
Step 1
Open the front securing latch (see Figure 2-2). The end of the slide-rail assembly marked “FRONT” has
a spring-loaded securing latch that must be open before you can insert the mounting pegs into the
rack-post holes.
a.
On the rear side of the securing-latch assembly, hold open the clip marked “PULL.”
b.
Slide the spring-loaded securing latch away from the mounting pegs.
c.
Release the clip marked “PULL” to lock the securing latch in the open position.
Figure 2-2
Front Securing Latch
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Step 2
Install the slide rails onto the rack:
a.
Position a slide-rail assembly inside the two left-side rack posts (see Figure 2-3).
Use the “FRONT” and “REAR” markings on the slide-rail assembly to orient the assembly correctly
with the front and rear rack posts.
b.
Note
Position the front mounting pegs so that they enter the desired front rack-post holes from the front.
The mounting pegs that protrude through the rack-post holes are designed to fit round or square holes,
or smaller #10-32 round holes when the mounting peg is compressed. If your rack has #10-32 rack-post
holes, align the mounting pegs with the holes and then compress the spring-loaded pegs to expose the
#10-32 inner peg.
c.
Expand the length-adjustment bracket until the rear mounting pegs protrude through the desired
holes in the rear rack post.
Use your finger to hold the rear securing latch open when you insert the rear mounting pegs to their
holes. When you release the latch, it wraps around the rack post and secures the slide-rail assembly.
Figure 2-3
Attaching a Slide-Rail Assembly
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Length-adjustment bracket
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Rear mounting pegs
3
Slide-rail assembly
6
Rear securing latch
d.
Attach the second slide-rail assembly to the opposite side of the rack. Ensure that the two slide-rail
assemblies are level and at the same height with each other.
e.
Pull the inner slide rails on each assembly out toward the rack front until they hit the internal stops
and lock in place.
Insert the server into the slide rails:
Note
a.
The inner rails are pre-attached to the sides of the server at the factory. You can order
replacement inner rails if these are damaged or lost (Cisco PID UCSC-RAIL1-I).
Align the inner rails that are pre-attached to the server sides with the front ends of the empty slide
rails.
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b.
Push the server into the slide rails until it stops at the internal stops.
c.
Push in the plastic release clip on each inner rail (labelled PUSH), and then continue pushing the
server into the rack until its front latches engage the rack posts.
Attach the (optional) cable management arm (CMA) to the rear of the slide rails:
The CMA is designed for mounting on either the right or left slide rails. These instructions
describe an installation to the rear of the right slide rails, as viewed from the rear of server.
Note
Slide the plastic clip on the inner CMA arm over the flange on the mounting bracket that attached
to the side of the server. See Figure 2-4.
a.
Whether you are mounting the CMA to the left or right slide rails, be sure to orient the engraved
marking, “UP” so that it is always on the upper side of the CMA. See Figure 2-4.
Note
b.
Slide the plastic clip on the outer CMA arm over the flange on the slide rail. See Figure 2-4.
c.
Attach the CMA retaining bracket to the left slide rail. Slide the plastic clip on the bracket over the
flange on the end of the left slide rail. See Figure 2-4.
Figure 2-4
Attaching the Cable Management Arm (Rear of Server Shown)
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Step 5
6
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Flange on rear of outer left slide rail
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Inner CMA arm attachment clip
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“UP” orientation marking
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Initial Server Setup
This section includes the following topics:
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Connecting and Powering On the Server (Standalone Mode), page 2-8
•
NIC Modes and NIC Redundancy Settings, page 2-11
Connecting and Powering On the Server (Standalone Mode)
Note
This section describes how to power on the server, assign an IP address, and connect to server
management when using the server in standalone mode. To use the server in UCS integration, specific
cabling and settings are required. See Installation for Cisco UCS Integration, page D-1.
Note
The server is shipped with a default NIC mode called Shared LOM EXT, default NIC redundancy is
active-active, and DHCP is enabled. Shared LOM EXT mode enables the 1-Gb Ethernet ports and the
ports on any installed Cisco virtual interface card (VIC) to access the Cisco Integrated Management
Interface (CIMC). If you want to use the dedicated management ports to access the CIMC, you can
connect to the server and change the NIC mode as described in Step 3 of the following procedure. In that
step, you can also change the NIC redundancy and set static IP settings.
Use the following procedure to perform initial setup of the server:
Step 1
Attach a supplied power cord to each power supply in your server, and then attach the power cord to a
grounded AC power outlet. See the Power Specifications, page A-3 for power specifications.
Wait for approximately two minutes to let the server boot in standby power during the first bootup.
You can verify power status by looking at the Power Status LED (see Figure 1-1 on page 1-2):
•
Off—There is no AC power present in the server.
•
Amber—The server is in standby power mode. Power is supplied only to the CIMC and some
motherboard functions.
•
Green—The server is in main power mode. Power is supplied to all server components.
Note
Step 2
During bootup, the server beeps once for each USB device that is attached to the server. Even if
there are no external USB devices attached, there is a short beep for each virtual USB device
such as a virtual floppy drive, CD/DVD drive, keyboard, or mouse. A beep is also emitted if a
USB device is hot-plugged or hot-unplugged during BIOS power-on self test (POST), or while
you are accessing the BIOS Setup utility or the EFI shell.
Connect a USB keyboard and VGA monitor by using the supplied KVM cable connected to the KVM
connector on the front panel (see Figure 1-1 on page 1-2).
Note
Alternatively, you can use the VGA and USB ports on the rear panel. However, you cannot use
the front panel VGA and the rear panel VGA at the same time. If you are connected to one VGA
connector and you then connect a video device to the other connector, the first VGA connector
is disabled.
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Step 3
Set NIC mode, NIC redundancy, and choose whether to enable DHCP or set static network settings:
a.
Press the Power button to boot the server. Watch for the prompt to press F8.
b.
During bootup, press F8 when prompted to open the BIOS CIMC Configuration Utility.
c.
Set the NIC mode to your choice for which ports to use to access the CIMC for server management
(see Figure 1-3 on page 1-3 for identification of the ports):
•
Shared LOM EXT (default)—This is shared LOM extended mode. This is the factory-default
setting, along with Active-active NIC redundancy and DHCP-enabled. With this mode, the shared
LOM and Cisco Card interfaces are both enabled.
In this mode, DHCP replies are returned to both the shared LOM ports and the Cisco card ports. If
the system determines that the Cisco card connection is not getting its IP address from a Cisco UCS
Manager system because the server is in standalone mode, further DHCP requests from the Cisco
card are disabled. Use the Cisco Card NIC mode if you want to connect to the CIMC through a Cisco
card in standalone mode.
•
Dedicated—The dedicated management port is used to access the CIMC. You must select a NIC
redundancy and IP setting.
•
Shared LOM—The 1-Gb Ethernet ports are used to access the CIMC. You must select a NIC
redundancy and IP setting.
•
Cisco Card—The ports on an installed Cisco UCS virtual interface card (VIC) are used to access the
CIMC. You must select a NIC redundancy and IP setting.
Note
d.
The Cisco Card NIC mode is currently supported only with a Cisco UCS VIC that is installed in
PCIe slot 1. See also Special Considerations for Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Cards, page 3-35.
Use this utility to change the NIC redundancy to your preference. This server has three possible NIC
redundancy settings:
– None—The Ethernet ports operate independently and do not fail over if there is a problem.
– Active-standby—If an active Ethernet port fails, traffic fails over to a standby port.
– Active-active—All Ethernet ports are utilized simultaneously.
e.
Note
f.
Note
g.
Note
Choose whether to enable DHCP for dynamic network settings, or to enter static network settings.
Before you enable DHCP, your DHCP server must be preconfigured with the range of MAC
addresses for this server. The MAC address is printed on a label on the rear of the server. This
server has a range of six MAC addresses assigned to the CIMC. The MAC address printed on
the label is the beginning of the range of six contiguous MAC addresses.
Optional: Use this utility to make VLAN settings, and to set a default CIMC user password.
Changes to the settings take effect after approximately 45 seconds. Refresh with F5 and wait
until the new settings appear before you reboot the server in the next step.
Press F10 to save your settings and reboot the server.
If you chose to enable DHCP, the dynamically assigned IP and MAC addresses are displayed on
the console screen during bootup.
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Step 4
Connect to the CIMC for server management. Connect Ethernet cables from your LAN to the server,
using the ports that you selected by your NIC Mode setting in Step 3. The Active-active and
Active-passive NIC redundancy settings require you to connect to two ports.
Step 5
Use a browser and the IP address of the CIMC to connect to the CIMC Setup Utility. The IP address is
based upon the settings that you made in Step 3 (either a static address or the address assigned by your
DHCP server).
Note
The default user name for the server is admin. The default password is password.
To manage the server, see the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server Configuration Guide or the Cisco
UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server CLI Configuration Guide for instructions on using those interfaces.
The links to these documents are in the C-Series documentation roadmap:
http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/c-series-doc
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NIC Modes and NIC Redundancy Settings
This server has the following NIC mode settings that you can choose from:
•
Shared LOM EXT (default)—This is shared LOM extended mode. This is the factory-default
setting, along with Active-active NIC redundancy and DHCP-enabled. With this mode, the shared
LOM and Cisco Card interfaces are both enabled.
In this mode, DHCP replies are returned to both the shared LOM ports and the Cisco card ports. If
the system determines that the Cisco card connection is not getting its IP address from a Cisco UCS
Manager system because the server is in standalone mode, further DHCP requests from the Cisco
card are disabled. If the system determines that the Cisco card connection is getting its IP address
from a Cisco UCS Manager system, the reply has parameters that automatically move the server to
UCSM mode.
•
Dedicated—The dedicated management port is used to access the CIMC. You must select a NIC
redundancy and IP setting.
•
Shared LOM—The 1-Gb Ethernet ports are used to access the CIMC. You must select a NIC
redundancy and IP setting.
•
Cisco Card—The ports on an installed Cisco UCS virtual interface card (VIC) are used to access the
CIMC. You must select a NIC redundancy and IP setting.
Note
The Cisco Card NIC mode is currently supported only with a Cisco UCS VIC that is installed in
PCIe slot 1. See also Special Considerations for Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Cards, page 3-35.
This server has the following NIC redundancy settings that you can choose from:
•
None—The Ethernet ports operate independently and do not fail over if there is a problem.
•
Active-standby—If an active Ethernet port fails, traffic fails over to a standby port.
•
Active-active—All Ethernet ports are utilized simultaneously.
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System BIOS and CIMC Firmware
This section includes information about the system BIOS and it includes the following sections:
•
Updating the BIOS and CIMC Firmware, page 2-12
•
Accessing the System BIOS, page 2-13
Updating the BIOS and CIMC Firmware
Caution
When you upgrade the BIOS firmware, you must also upgrade the CIMC firmware to the same version
or the server will not boot. Do not power off the server until the BIOS and CIMC firmware are matching
or the server will not boot.

Cisco provides the Cisco Host Upgrade Utility to assist with simultaneously upgrading the BIOS, CIMC,
and other firmware to compatible levels.
The server uses firmware obtained from and certified by Cisco. Cisco provides release notes with each
firmware image. There are several methods for updating the firmware:
•
Recommended method for systems running firmware level 1.2 or later: Use the Cisco Host
Upgrade Utility to simultaneously upgrade the CIMC, BIOS, LOM, LSI storage controller, and
Cisco UCS P81E VIC firmware to compatible levels.
See the Cisco Host Upgrade Utility Quick Reference Guide for your firmware level at the
documentation roadmap link below.
Note
•
Your system firmware must be at minimum level 1.2 to use the Cisco Host Upgrade Utility. If
your firmware is prior to level 1.2, you must use the methods below to update the BIOS and
CIMC firmware individually.
You can upgrade the BIOS using the EFI interface, or upgrade from a Windows or Linux platform.
See the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server BIOS Upgrade Guide.
•
You can upgrade the CIMC and BIOS firmware by using the CIMC GUI interface.
See the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server Configuration Guide.
•
You can upgrade the CIMC and BIOS firmware by using the CIMC CLI interface.
See the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server CLI Configuration Guide.
For links to the documents listed above, see the documentation roadmap at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/c-series-doc
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Accessing the System BIOS
To change the BIOS settings for your server, follow these steps. Detailed instructions are also printed on
the BIOS screens.
Step 1
Enter the BIOS setup utility by pressing the F2 key when prompted during bootup.
Note
The version and build of the current BIOS are displayed on the Main page of the utility.
Step 2
Use the arrow keys to select the BIOS menu page.
Step 3
Highlight the field to be modified by using the arrow keys.
Step 4
Press Enter to select the field that you want to change, and then modify the value in the field.
Step 5
Press the right arrow key until the Exit menu screen is displayed.
Step 6
Follow the instructions on the Exit menu screen to save your changes and exit the setup utility (or Press
F10). You can exit without saving changes by pressing Esc.
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Service Headers and Jumpers
This section includes the following topics:
•
Header Locations on the Motherboard, page 2-14
•
Using the BIOS Recovery Header J41, page 2-15
•
Using the Clear CMOS Header J37, page 2-17
Header Locations on the Motherboard
See Figure 2-5. The block of headers is shown in red. The individual headers are shown in the magnified
view. The pin numbering is the same for all headers in the block.
Figure 2-5
Service Header Locations
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PCIe1
CPU1
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Using the BIOS Recovery Header J41
Depending on which stage the BIOS becomes corrupted, you might see different behavior.
•
If the BIOS BootBlock is corrupted, you might see the system get stuck on the following message:
Initializing and configuring memory/hardware
•
If it is a non-BootBlock corruption, the following message is displayed:
****BIOS FLASH IMAGE CORRUPTED****
Flash a valid BIOS capsule file using CIMC WebGUI or CLI interface.
IF CIMC INTERFACE IS NOT AVAILABLE, FOLLOW THE STEPS MENTIONED BELOW.
1. Connect the USB stick with recovery.cap file in root folder.
2. Reset the host.
IF THESE STEPS DO NOT RECOVER THE BIOS
1. Power off the system.
2. Mount recovery jumper.
3. Connect the USB stick with recovery.cap file in root folder.
4. Power on the system.
Wait for a few seconds if already plugged in the USB stick.
REFER TO SYSTEM MANUAL FOR ANY ISSUES.
Note
As indicated by the message shown above, there are two procedures for recovering the BIOS. Try
procedure 1 first, then if that does not recover the BIOS, use procedure 2.
Note
The server must have CIMC version 1.4(6) or later to use these procedures.
Procedure 1: Reboot With recovery.cap File
Step 1
Download the BIOS update package and extract it to a temporary location.
Step 2
Copy the contents of the extracted recovery folder to the root directory a USB thumb drive. The
recovery folder contains the recovery.cap file that is required in this procedure.
Note
The recovery.cap file must be in the root directory of the USB thumb drive. Do not rename this
file. The USB thumb drive must be formatted with either FAT16 or FAT32 file systems.
Step 3
Insert the USB thumb drive into a USB port on the server.
Step 4
Reboot the server.
Step 5
Return the server to main power mode by pressing the Power button on the front panel.
The server boots with the updated BIOS boot block. When the BIOS detects a valid recovery.cap file
on the USB thumb drive, it displays this message:
Found a valid recovery file...Transferring to CIMC
System would flash the BIOS image now...
System would restart with recovered image after a few seconds...
Step 6
Wait for server to complete the BIOS update, then remove the USB thumb drive from the server.
Note
During the BIOS update, the CIMC will shut down the server and the screen will be blank for
about 10 minutes. Do not unplug the power cords during this update. The CIMC will power on
the server after the update is complete.
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Procedure 2: Use Recovery Jumper and recovery.cap File
See Figure 2-5 for the location of the J41 header.
Step 1
Download the BIOS update package and extract it to a temporary location.
Step 2
Copy the contents of the extracted recovery folder to the root directory a USB thumb drive. The
recovery folder contains the recovery.cap file that is required in this procedure.
Note
The recovery.cap file must be in the root directory of the USB thumb drive. Do not rename this
file. The USB thumb drive must be formatted with either FAT16 or FAT32 file systems.
Step 3
Power off the server as described in Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-7.
Step 4
Disconnect all power cords from the power supplies.
Step 5
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might have
to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
Caution
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
Step 6
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-8.
Step 7
Move the shorting jumper to pins 2 and 3 of the J41 header (see Figure 2-5).
Step 8
Reconnect AC power cords to the server. The server powers up to standby power mode.
Step 9
Insert the USB thumb drive that you prepared in Step 2 into a USB port on the server.
Step 10
Return the server to main power mode by pressing the Power button on the front panel.
The server boots with the updated BIOS boot block. When the BIOS detects a valid recovery.cap file
on the USB thumb drive, it displays this message:
Found a valid recovery file...Transferring to CIMC
System would flash the BIOS image now...
System would restart with recovered image after a few seconds...
Step 11
Wait for server to complete the BIOS update, then remove the USB thumb drive from the server.
Note
During the BIOS update, the CIMC will shut down the server and the screen will be blank for
about 10 minutes. Do not unplug the power cords during this update. The CIMC will power on
the server after the update is complete.
Step 12
After the server has fully booted, power off the server again and disconnect all power cords.
Step 13
Move the jumper back to the default pins 1 and 2 of the J41 header.
Note
Step 14
If you do not move the jumper, after recovery completion you see the prompt, Please remove
the recovery jumper.
Replace the top cover, replace the server in the rack, replace power cords and any other cables, then
power on the server by pressing the Power button.
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Using the Clear CMOS Header J37
See Figure 2-5 for the location of this header. You can jumper this header to clear the server’s CMOS
settings in the case of a system hang. For example, if the server hangs because of incorrect settings and
does not boot, use this jumper to invalidate the settings and reboot with defaults.
Caution
Clearing the CMOS removes any customized settings and might result in data loss. Make a note of any
necessary customized settings in the BIOS before you use this clear CMOS procedure.
Step 1
Power off the server as described in Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-7.
Step 2
Disconnect all power cords from the power supplies.
Step 3
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might have
to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
Caution
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
Step 4
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-8.
Step 5
Move the shorting jumper to pins 2 and 3 of the J37 header (see Figure 2-5).
Step 6
Reinstall the top cover and reconnect AC power cords to the server. The server powers up to standby
power mode, indicated when the Power LED on the front panel is amber.
Step 7
Return the server to main power mode by pressing the Power button on the front panel. The server is in
main power mode when the Power LED is green.
Note
You must allow the entire server, not just the service processor, to reboot to main power mode
to complete the reset. This is because the state of the jumper cannot be determined without the
host CPU running.
Step 8
Press the Power button to shut down the server to standby power mode, and then remove AC power cords
from the server to remove all power.
Step 9
Remove the top cover from the server.
Step 10
Move the shorting jumper from header pins 2 and 3, back to its default position on pins 1 and 2.
Note
Step 11
If you do not move the jumper, the CMOS settings are reset to the default every time that you
power-cycle the server.
Replace the top cover, replace the server in the rack, replace power cords and any other cables, then
power on the server by pressing the Power button.
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This chapter describes how to diagnose server system problems using LEDs. It also provides information
about how to install or replace hardware components, and it includes the following sections:
•
Server Monitoring and Management Tools, page 3-1
•
Status LEDs and Buttons, page 3-2
•
Preparing for Server Component Installation, page 3-7
•
Installing or Replacing Server Components, page 3-11
Server Monitoring and Management Tools
Cisco Integrated Management Interface (CIMC)
You can monitor the server inventory, health, and system event logs by using the built-in Cisco Integrated
Management Controller (CIMC) GUI or CLI interfaces. See the user documentation for your firmware
release at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10739/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html
Server Configuration Utility
Cisco has also developed the Cisco Server Configuration Utility for C-Series servers, which can aid and
simplify the following tasks:
•
Monitoring server inventory and health
•
Diagnosing common server problems with diagnostic tools and logs
•
Setting the BIOS booting order
•
Configuring some RAID configurations
•
Installing operating systems
This utility is pre-installed on an internal Cisco Flexible Flash card inside the server (see Overview of
the Pre-Installed Cisco Flexible Flash Card, page 3-38). You can also download the ISO from Cisco.com.
See the user documentation for your version of the utility at the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10493/products_user_guide_list.html
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Status LEDs and Buttons
This section describes the location and meaning of LEDs and buttons and includes the following topics
•
Front Panel LEDs, page 3-2
•
Rear Panel LEDs and Buttons, page 3-4
•
Internal Diagnostic LEDs, page 3-6
Front Panel LEDs
Figure 3-1 shows the front panel LEDs. Table 3-1 defines the LED states.
Front Panel LEDs
2
1
5
3
4
7
6
HDD4
Table 3-1
8
HDD5
9
HDD1
HDD6
HDD2
HDD7
HDD3
HDD8
1
Power button/Power status LED
6
Power supply status LED
2
Identification button/LED
7
Network link activity LED
3
System status LED
8
Hard drive fault LED
4
Fan status LED
9
Hard drive activity LED
5
Temperature status LED
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Front Panel LEDs, Definitions of States
LED Name
State
Power button/Power status LED
Identification
•
Off—There is no AC power to the server.
•
Amber—The server is in standby power mode. Power is supplied only to the CIMC
and some motherboard functions.
•
Green—The server is in main power mode. Power is supplied to all server
components.
•
Off—The Identification LED is not in use.
•
Blue—The Identification LED is activated.
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Front Panel LEDs, Definitions of States (continued)
LED Name
System status
State
•
Green—The server is running in normal operating condition.
•
Green, blinking—The server is performing system initialization and memory check.
•
Amber, steady—The server is in a degraded operational state. For example:
– Power supply redundancy is lost.
– CPUs are mismatched.
– At least one CPU is faulty.
– At least one DIMM is faulty.
– At least one drive in a RAID configuration failed.
•
Amber, blinking—The server is in a critical fault state. For example:
– Boot failed.
– Fatal CPU and/or bus error is detected.
– Server is in over-temperature condition.
Fan status
Temperature status
Power supply status
Network link activity
Hard drive fault
Hard drive activity
•
Green—All fan modules are operating properly.
•
Amber, steady—One fan module has failed.
•
Amber, blinking—Critical fault, two or more fan modules have failed.
•
Green—The server is operating at normal temperature.
•
Amber, steady—One or more temperature sensors have exceeded a warning
threshold.
•
Amber, blinking—One or more temperature sensors have exceeded a critical
threshold.
•
Green—All power supplies are operating normally.
•
Amber, steady—One or more power supplies are in a degraded operational state.
•
Amber, blinking—One or more power supplies are in a critical fault state.
•
Off—The Ethernet link is idle.
•
Green—One or more Ethernet LOM ports are link-active, but there is no activity.
•
Green, blinking—One or more Ethernet LOM ports are link-active, with activity.
•
Off—The hard drive is operating properly.
•
Amber—This hard drive has failed.
•
Amber, blinking—The device is rebuilding.
•
Off—There is no hard drive in the hard drive sled (no access, no fault).
•
Green—The hard drive is ready.
•
Green, blinking—The hard drive is reading or writing data.
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Rear Panel LEDs and Buttons
Figure 3-2 shows the rear panel LEDs and buttons. Table 3-2 defines the LED states.
Figure 3-2
Rear Panel LEDs and Buttons
1
PSU2
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PSU1
2
Table 3-2
3
4
5
6
1
Power supply fault LED
5
1-Gb Ethernet link speed LED
2
Power supply AC OK LED
6
1-Gb Ethernet link status LED
3
1-Gb Ethernet dedicated management link
status LED
7
Rear Identification button/LED
4
1-Gb Ethernet dedicated management link
speed LED
7
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Rear Panel LEDs, Definitions of States
LED Name
State
Power supply fault
Power supply AC OK
1-Gb Ethernet dedicated
management link speed
1-Gb Ethernet dedicated
management link status
•
Off—The power supply is operating normally.
•
Amber, blinking—An event warning threshold has been reached, but the power
supply continues to operate.
•
Amber, solid—A critical fault threshold has been reached, causing the power
supply to shut down (for example, a fan failure or an over-temperature condition).
•
Off—There is no AC power to the power supply.
•
Green, blinking—AC power OK, DC output not enabled.
•
Green, solid—AC power OK, DC outputs OK.
•
Off—link speed is 10 Mbps.
•
Amber—link speed is 100 Mbps.
•
Green—link speed is 1 Gbps.
•
Off—No link is present.
•
Green—Link is active.
•
Green, blinking—Traffic is present on the active link.
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Rear Panel LEDs, Definitions of States (continued)
LED Name
1-Gb Ethernet link speed
1-Gb Ethernet link status
Identification
State
•
Off—link speed is 10 Mbps.
•
Amber—link speed is 100 Mbps.
•
Green—link speed is 1 Gbps.
•
Off—No link is present.
•
Green—Link is active.
•
Green, blinking—Traffic is present on the active link.
•
Off—The Identification LED is not in use.
•
Blue—The Identification LED is activated.
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Internal Diagnostic LEDs
The server has internal fault LEDs for fan modules and DIMMs. An LED lights amber to indicate a failed
component.
Note
Power must be connected to the server for these LEDs to be operate.
See Figure 3-3 for the locations of these internal LEDs.
Figure 3-3
Internal Diagnostic LED Locations
1
2
331693
FAN4
1
Fan module fault LEDs (one next to each fan 2
connector on the motherboard)
Table 3-3
DIMM fault LEDs (one next to each DIMM
socket on the motherboard)
Internal Diagnostic LEDs, Definition of States
LED Name
Internal diagnostic LEDs (all)
State
•
Off—Component is functioning normally.
•
Amber—Component has failed.
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Preparing for Server Component Installation
This section describes how to prepare for component installation, and it includes the following topics:
•
Required Equipment, page 3-7
•
Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-7
•
Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-8
•
Replaceable Component Locations, page 3-9
•
Serial Number Location, page 3-10
•
Color-Coded Touch Points, page 3-10
Required Equipment
The following equipment is used to perform the procedures in this chapter:
•
Number 2 Phillips-head screwdriver
•
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) strap or other grounding equipment such as a grounded mat
Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server
The server can run in two power modes:
•
Main power mode—Power is supplied to all server components and any operating system on your
drives can run.
•
Standby power mode—Power is supplied only to the service processor and the cooling fans and it
is safe to power off the server from this mode.
You can invoke a graceful shutdown or an hard shutdown by using either of the following methods:
Step 1
Step 2
Caution
Step 3
•
Use the CIMC management interface.
•
Use the Power button on the server front panel. To use the Power button, follow these steps:
Check the color of the Power Status LED (see the “Front Panel LEDs” section on page 3-2).
•
Green—the server is in main power mode and must be shut down before it can be safely powered
off. Go to Step 2.
•
Amber—the server is already in standby mode and can be safely powered off. Go to Step 3.
Invoke either a graceful shutdown or a hard shutdown:
To avoid data loss or damage to your operating system, you should always invoke a graceful shutdown
of the operating system.
•
Graceful shutdown—Press and release the Power button. The operating system performs a graceful
shutdown and the server goes to standby mode, which is indicated by an amber Power Status LED.
•
Emergency shutdown—Press and hold the Power button for 4 seconds to force the main power off
and immediately enter standby mode.
Disconnect the power cords from the power supplies in your server to completely power off the server.
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Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover
To remove or replace the top cover of the server, follow these steps:
Tip
Step 1
Step 2
You do not have to remove the cover to replace hard drives or power supplies.
Remove the top cover (see Figure 3-4):
a.
Loosen the captive thumbscrew that secures the rear edge of the cover to the chassis.
b.
Press the release button.
c.
Using the rubber finger pads, push the top cover toward the server rear about one-half inch
(1.27 cm), until it stops.
d.
Lift the top cover straight up from the server and set it aside.
Replace the top cover:
a.
Note
Place the cover on top of the server about one-half inch (1.27 cm) behind the lip of the chassis front
cover panel. The cover should sit flat.
Make sure that the wrap-around flanged edge on the rear of the cover is correctly aligned with
the chassis features so that there is clearance when sliding the cover forward.
b.
Slide the top cover toward the front cover panel until it stops and the release button locks.
c.
Tighten the captive thumbscrew that secures the rear edge of the cover to the chassis.
Figure 3-4
Removing the Top Cover
1
2
331722
4
3
1
Front cover panel
3
Rubber finger pads (two)
2
Release button
4
Captive thumbscrew
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Replaceable Component Locations
This section shows the locations of the components that are discussed in this chapter. The view in
Figure 3-5 is from the top down with the top cover and air baffles removed.
Figure 3-5
Replaceable Component Locations
2
3
4
5
6
8
7
9
10
11
SAS1
SAS2
SAS2
SAS1
FAN1
PCIe1
CPU1
FAN2
12
13
1
PCIe2
14
15
FAN3
PSU2
FAN4
CPU2
16
FAN5
PSU1
18 17
1
Drives (hot-swappable, 
accessed through front panel)
10 Trusted platform module socket on
motherboard
2
Drive backplane
11 Standard-height PCIe riser (PCIe slot 1)
3
Mounting location on air baffle for LSI battery 12 Half-height PCIe riser (PCIe slot 2)
backup unit or SuperCap Power Module (air
baffle not shown)
4
Cooling fan modules (five)
13 Cisco Flexible Flash card slot SD2 socket on
PCIe riser 2
5
SCU upgrade ROM header
(PBG DYNAMIC SKU)
14 Cisco Flexible Flash card slot SD1 socket on
PCIe riser 2
6
DIMM slots on motherboard (sixteen)
15 Internal USB 2.0 port
7
CPUs and heatsinks (two)
16 Power supplies (two)
8
Integrated RAID mini-SAS connectors on
motherboard, SASPORT 1 and SASPORT 2
17 RTC battery on motherboard
9
Mezzanine RAID card,
mini-SAS connectors SAS1 and SAS2
18 Software RAID 5 key header
(SW RAID KEY)
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Serial Number Location
The serial number for the server is printed on a label on the top of the server, near the front.
Color-Coded Touch Points
This server has color-coded touch points that indicate thumbscrews and latches on replaceable and
hot-swappable components.
•
Hot-swappable components have green plastic touch points. This includes the internal cooling fans
and the power supplies. (An exception is the drive trays on the front panel, which are hot-swappable
but not green).
•
Some replaceable but non-hot-swappable components have light-blue plastic touch-points.
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Warning
Blank faceplates and cover panels serve three important functions: they prevent exposure to
hazardous voltages and currents inside the chassis; they contain electromagnetic interference (EMI)
that might disrupt other equipment; and they direct the flow of cooling air through the chassis. Do not
operate the system unless all cards, faceplates, front covers, and rear covers are in place. 
Statement 1029
Warning
Class 1 laser product.
Statement 1008
Caution
Tip
When handling server components, wear an ESD strap to avoid damage.
You can press the Identification button on the front panel or rear panel to turn on a flashing Identification
LED on the front and rear panels of the server. This allows you to locate the specific server that you are
servicing when you go to the opposite side of the rack. You can also activate these LEDs remotely by
using the CIMC interface. See the “Status LEDs and Buttons” section on page 3-2 for locations of these
LEDs.
This section describes how to install and replace server components, and it includes the following topics:
•
Replacing Hard Drives or Solid State Drives, page 3-12
•
Replacing a Drive Backplane, page 3-14
•
Replacing Fan Modules, page 3-16
•
Replacing DIMMs, page 3-18
•
Replacing CPUs and Heatsinks, page 3-23
•
Replacing the Motherboard RTC Battery, page 3-28
•
Replacing a Mezzanine Card, page 3-29
•
Replacing a PCIe Riser, page 3-31
•
Replacing a PCIe Card, page 3-33
•
Replacing a Cisco Flexible Flash Card, page 3-38
•
Replacing the LSI RAID Battery Backup Unit or SuperCap Power Module, page 3-42
•
Installing a Trusted Platform Module, page 3-44
•
Enabling the Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) Feature For the TPM, page 3-45
•
Replacing a SCU Upgrade ROM Module, page 3-47
•
Replacing a Software RAID Key Module, page 3-48
•
Replacing Power Supplies, page 3-49
•
Enabling or Disabling the Internal USB Port, page 3-50
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Replacing Hard Drives or Solid State Drives
This section includes the following information:
•
Drive Population Guidelines, page 3-12
•
Drive Replacement Procedure, page 3-13
Drive Population Guidelines
The server has two different drive backplane options:
•
The Small Form Factor drives version can hold up to eight 2.5-inch hard drives or solid state drives.
•
The Large Form Factor drives version can hold up to four 3.5-inch hard drives.
The drive-bay numbering is shown in Figure 3-6.
Drive Numbering, Small Form Factor
HDD4
HDD2
HDD7
HDD3
HDD8
Drive Numbering, Large Form Factor
HDD1
HDD2
HDD3
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Figure 3-7
HDD5
HDD1
HDD6
331695
Figure 3-6
HDD4
Observe these drive population guidelines for optimum performance:
•
When populating drives, add drives to the lowest-numbered bays first.
•
Keep an empty drive blanking tray in any unused bays to ensure proper air flow.
•
You can mix hard drives and SSDs in the same server (the LFF version of the server does not support
SSDs). However, You cannot configure a logical volume (virtual drive) that contains a mix of hard
drives and SSDs. That is, when you create a logical volume, it must contain all hard drives or all
SSDs.
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Drive Replacement Procedure
To replace or install a hot-pluggable hard drive, follow these steps:
Step 1
Step 2
You do not have to shut down or power off the server to replace hard drives or solid state drives (SSDs)
because they are hot-pluggable.
Remove the drive that you are replacing or remove a blank drive tray from the bay:
a.
Press the release button on the face of the drive tray. See Figure 3-8.
b.
Grasp and open the ejector lever and then pull the drive tray out of the slot.
c.
If you are replacing an existing drive, remove the four drive-tray screws that secure the drive to the
tray and then lift the drive out of the tray.
Install a new drive:
a.
Place a new drive in the empty drive tray and install the four drive-tray screws.
b.
With the ejector lever on the drive tray open, insert the drive tray into the empty drive bay.
c.
Push the tray into the slot until it touches the backplane, then close the ejector lever to lock the drive
in place.
Figure 3-8
Replacing Hard Drives
1
HDD4
2
HDD1
HDD6
HDD5
HDD2
HDD7
HDD3
HDD8
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Tip
3
3
3
3
1
Ejector lever
2
Release button
3
Drive tray securing screws (4)
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Note
The Small Form Factor (eight-drive) and Large Form Factor (four-drive) backplanes and their
corresponding chassis drive bays are factory-configurable options. When replacing a backplane, you
must replace it with the same version of the backplane.
To install or replace a drive backplane, follow these steps:
Step 1
Caution
Remove the drive backplane that you are replacing. See Figure 3-9:
a.
Power off the server as described in the “Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server” section on
page 3-7.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Remove the top cover as described in “Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover” section on
page 3-8.
d.
Remove all drives from the server.
Tip
Label the drives as you remove them to aid replacement.
e.
Disconnect all cables from the backplane.
f.
Loosen the two captive thumbscrews that secure the backplane to the chassis floor (see Figure 3-9).
g.
Loosen the single captive thumbscrew that secures the backplane to the operations panel assembly
(see Figure 3-9).
The operations panel assembly plugs into a socket on the front side of the backplane.
Step 2
h.
Push the operations panel assembly forward and out the front of the chassis about one inch to
disengage it from the backplane. Push on the small metal handle that is engraved with an arrow (see
Figure 3-9).
i.
Lift straight up on the backplane to disengage it from the three supporting metal hooks on the
chassis.
Install a new drive backplane:
a.
Carefully set the backplane in place so that the three slotted holes in its circuit board fit over the
three supporting hooks on the chassis (see Figure 3-9).
b.
Push the operations panel assembly inward until it is fully engaged with the socket on the backplane.
c.
Tighten the single captive thumbscrew that secures the backplane to the operations panel assembly.
d.
Tighten the two captive thumbscrews that secure the backplane to the chassis floor.
e.
Reconnect all cables to the backplane.
f.
Replace all drives to the server.
g.
Replace the top cover.
h.
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power
button.
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Figure 3-9
Replacing the Drive Backplane
3
4
SAS1
SAS2
SAS2
SAS1
FAN1
PCIe1
CPU1
FAN2
1
PCIe2
FAN3
2
PSU2
FAN4
CPU2
FAN5
PSU1
7
8
331723
5
6
1 Captive thumbscrews (two),
securing backplane to chassis floor
5 Backplane (SFF version shown removed from
server)
2 Supporting hooks on chassis (three)
6 Captive thumbscrews (two),
securing backplane to chassis floor
3 Operations panel assembly handle
7 Slotted holes for supporting hooks (three)
4 Captive thumbscrew (one)
securing backplane to operations panel
8 Captive thumbscrew
securing backplane to operations panel
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Replacing Fan Modules
The five fan modules in the server are numbered as follows when you are facing the front of the server
(also see Figure 3-11).
Figure 3-10
FAN 1
Tip
Fan Module Numbering
FAN 2
FAN 3
FAN 4
FAN 5
Each fan module has a fault LED on the motherboard that lights amber if the fan module fails. Power
must be connected to the server for these LEDs to operate.
To replace or install a hot-pluggable fan module, follow these steps:
Caution
Step 1
You do not have to shut down or power off the server to replace fan modules because they are hotpluggable. However, to maintain proper cooling, do not operate the server for more than one minute with
any fan module removed.
Remove a fan module that you are replacing (see Figure 3-11):
a.
Caution
Step 2
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
b.
Remove the top cover as described in “Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover” section on
page 3-8.
c.
Grasp the fan module and lift straight up to disengage its connector from the motherboard.
Install a new fan module:
a.
Set the new fan module in place, aligning its two rubber dampening gaskets with the openings in the
chassis panel. See Figure 3-11.
b.
Press down gently on the fan module connector to fully engage it with the connector on the
motherboard.
c.
Replace the top cover.
d.
Replace the server in the rack.
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Figure 3-11
Replacing Fan Modules
1
2
3
SAS1
SAS2
SAS2
SAS1
FAN1
PCIe1
FAN2
CPU1
PCIe2
FAN3
PSU2
FAN4
CPU2
FAN5
331724
PSU1
1
Rubber dampening gaskets (two on each fan
module)
2
Fan module fault LED on motherboard
(one for each fan module)
3
Fan connector to motherboard
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Replacing DIMMs
This section includes the following topics:
•
Memory Performance Guidelines and Population Rules, page 3-18
•
DIMM Replacement Procedure, page 3-22
Caution
DIMMs and their sockets are fragile and must be handled with care to avoid damage during installation.
Caution
Cisco does not support 3rd-party DIMMs. Using non-Cisco DIMMs in the server might result in system
problems or damage to the motherboard.
Note
To ensure the best server performance, it is important that you are familiar with memory performance
guidelines and population rules before you install or replace memory.
Memory Performance Guidelines and Population Rules
This section describes the type of memory that the server requires and its effect on performance. The
section includes the following topics:
•
DIMM Slot Numbering, page 3-18
•
DIMM Population Rules, page 3-19
•
DIMM Sparing and Rank Sparing, page 3-21
•
Memory Mirroring, page 3-21
DIMM Slot Numbering
Figure 3-12 shows the numbering of the DIMM slots.
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Figure 3-12
DIMM Slots and CPUs
C1
C2
D1
D2
CPU1
Front of Server
B2
B1
A2
A1
G1
G2
H1
H2
CPU2
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F2
F1
E2
E1
DIMM Population Rules
Observe the following guidelines when installing or replacing DIMMs:
•
Each CPU supports four memory channels.
– CPU1 supports channels A, B, C, and D.
– CPU2 supports channels E, F, G, and H.
•
Each channel has two DIMM slots (for example, channel A = slots A1 and A2).
– A channel can operate with one or two DIMMs installed.
– If a channel has only one DIMM, populate slot 1 first (the blue slot).
•
When both CPUs are installed, populate the DIMM slots of each CPU identically.
– Fill blue slots in the channels first: A1, E1, B1, F1, C1, G1, D1, H1
– Fill black slots in the channels second: A2, E2, B2, F2, C2, G2, D2, H2
•
Any DIMM installed in a DIMM socket for which the CPU is absent is not recognized. In a
single-CPU configuration, populate the channels for CPU1 only.
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•
Although 1600 MHz DIMMs can be run in Power Saving Mode (1.35 V operation), 1600 MHz
operation is supported only when the DDR mode is set to Performance Mode (see “Enabling
Low-Voltage DIMM Operation (Power Saving Mode).”) When the DDR mode is set to Power
Saving Mode, a 1600 MHz DIMM operates at 1066 MHz.
•
Observe the DIMM mixing rules shown in Table 3-4.
Table 3-4
DIMM Mixing Rules
DIMM Parameter Mixed
Mix Across Single Channel?
Mix Across Multiple Channels?
DIMM size (4, 8, 16, or
32 GB)
No—Must be same size in
channel.
Yes—Can be different sizes in server.
DIMM speed (1333 or
1600 MHz)
No—Must be same speed in 
channel.
No—Must be the same speed in server.
DIMM type (U-DIMM or
R-DIMM)
No—Must be same type in
channel.
No—Must be the same type in server.
•
Memory mirroring reduces the amount of memory available by 50% because only one of the two
populated channels provides data. When memory mirroring is enabled, DIMMs must be installed in
sets of 4, 6, or 8 as described in Memory Mirroring, page 3-21.
•
Note the following restrictions when using UDIMMs. Even though a UDIMM might be rated at
1600 MHz, actual operational speeds are slower because of the Intel implementation.
– In Performance Mode (1.5 V operation), UDIMMs run at 1333 MHz in 1 DPC and 2 DPC
configurations.
– In Power Saving Mode (1.35 V operation), UDIMMs run at 1066 MHz in 1 DPC and 2 DPC
configurations.
Enabling Low-Voltage DIMM Operation (Power Saving Mode)
You can enable low voltage (1.35 V) DIMM operation for all DIMMs in the server. There is a setting in
the BIOS Setup utility that you can use to change the DDR memory mode to Power Saving mode, as
described in the following procedure:
Step 1
Enter the BIOS setup utility by pressing the F2 key when prompted during bootup.
Step 2
Select the Advanced tab.
Step 3
Select Low Voltage DDR Mode.
Step 4
In the pop-up window, select either Power Saving or Performance Mode:
Step 5
•
Power Saving Mode–Prioritizes low-voltage memory operation.
•
Performance Mode–Prioritizes performance memory operation. If you mix low-voltage DIMMs
with standard DIMMs, the system defaults to this setting.
Press F10 to save your changes and exit the setup utility.
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DIMM Sparing and Rank Sparing
DIMM and rank sparing can be enabled in the BIOS configuration utility.
Sparing involves utilizing one of the DIMM pairs or rank pairs within each memory riser as a spare unit.
When any of the other DIMM pairs within the same memory riser experiences errors beyond a
pre-defined threshold, it fails over to the spare DIMM pair. Spared DIMMs and ranks are hidden from
the user and the OS so that the BIOS can migrate to a spare unit when it finds degrading DIMMs.
When sparing is enabled, the available system memory is lesser than the total installed memory.
•
When using DIMM sparing, the available memory equals total installed memory minus the size of
spared DIMMs.
•
When using rank sparing, available memory equals total installed memory minus the size of the
spared ranks. Rank size equals DIMM size divided by the number of ranks.
Memory Mirroring
When memory mirroring is enabled, the memory subsystem simultaneously writes identical data to two
channels. If a memory read from one of the channels returns incorrect data due to an uncorrectable
memory error, the system automatically retrieves the data from the other channel. A transient or soft
error in one channel does not affect the mirrored data, and operation continues unless there is a
simultaneous error in exactly the same location on a DIMM and its mirrored DIMM. Memory mirroring
reduces the amount of memory available to the operating system by 50% because only one of the two
populated channels provides data.
If you choose to enable memory mirroring, populate the DIMM slots in the order shown in Table 3-5.
Table 3-5
Memory Mirroring DIMM Population
Number of DIMMs 
per CPU
CPU 1 Population
CPU2 Population
4
A1, B1; A2, B2
E1, F1; E2, F2
6
A1, B1; C1, D1; A2; B2
E1, F1; G1, H1; E2, F2
8
A1, B1; C1, D1; A2, B2; C2, D2
E1, F1; G1, H1; E2, F2; G2, H2
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DIMM Replacement Procedure
This section includes the following topics:
•
Identifying a Faulty DIMM, page 3-22
•
Replacing DIMMs, page 3-22
Identifying a Faulty DIMM
Each DIMM slot has a corresponding DIMM fault LED. See Figure 3-3 for the locations of these LEDs.
The LEDs light amber to indicate a faulty DIMM. Power must be present in the server for these LEDs
to operate.
Replacing DIMMs
To install a DIMM assembly, follow these steps:
Step 1
Caution
Step 2
Remove the DIMM that you are replacing:
a.
Power off the server as described in the “Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server” section on
page 3-7.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Remove the top cover as described in “Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover” section on
page 3-8.
d.
Identify the faulty DIMM by observing the DIMM slot fault LEDs on the motherboard.
e.
Open the ejector levers at both ends of the DIMM slot, then lift the DIMM out of the slot.
Install a new DIMM:
Note
Before installing DIMMs, refer to the population guidelines. See Memory Performance
Guidelines and Population Rules, page 3-18.
f.
Align the new DIMM with the empty slot on the motherboard. Use the alignment key in the DIMM
slot to correctly orient the DIMM.
g.
Push down evenly on the top corners of the DIMM until it is fully seated and the ejector levers on
both ends lock into place.
h.
Replace the top cover.
i.
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power
button.
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Replacing CPUs and Heatsinks
This server has two CPU sockets. Each CPU supports four DIMM channels (eight DIMM slots). See
Figure 3-12.
•
The server can operate with one CPU or two identical CPUs installed.
•
The minimum configuration is that the server must have at least CPU1 installed. Install CPU1 first,
then CPU2.
Note
The following restrictions apply when using a single-CPU configuration: the maximum number
of DIMMs is eight, the internal mezzanine card slot is unavailable, and PCIe slot 2 is unavailable
(see Figure 3-20).
Caution
CPUs and their motherboard sockets are fragile and must be handled with care to avoid damaging pins
during installation. The CPUs must be installed with heatsinks and their thermal pads to ensure proper
cooling. Failure to install a CPU correctly might result in damage to the server.
Caution
The Pick-and-Place tools used in this procedure are required to prevent damage to the contact pins
between the motherboard and the CPU. Do not attempt this procedure without the required tools, which
are included with each CPU option kit. If you do not have the tool, you can order a spare (Cisco PID
UCS-CPU-EP-PNP).
To install or replace a CPU heatsink and CPU, follow these steps:
Step 1
Caution
Remove the CPU and heatsink that you are replacing:
a.
Power off the server as described in the “Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server” section on
page 3-7.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Remove the top cover as described in “Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover” section on
page 3-8.
d.
Use a Number 2 Phillips-head screwdriver to loosen the four captive screws that secure the heatsink
and then lift it off of the CPU.
Note
Alternate loosening each screw evenly to avoid damaging the heatsink or CPU.
e.
Unclip the first CPU retaining latch labelled with the
latch labelled with the
icon. See Figure 3-13.
f.
Open the hinged CPU cover plate.
icon, then unclip the second retaining
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Figure 3-13
CPU Heatsink and Socket
2
1
332093
3
Step 2
1
CPU retaining latch,
2
CPU retaining latch,
3
Hinged CPU cover plate
–
Remove a protective cap or an old CPU from the socket (if present):
•
If you are removing an old CPU, skip to Step 3.
•
If you are installing a new CPU to a socket that was shipped empty, the socket has a protective cap
that is intended to prevent bent contact pins. Use the tool as shown in Figure 3-14 to grasp the
protective cap and then pivot to remove the cap.
Protective Cap Removal Tool
333565
Figure 3-14
Step 3
Remove an old CPU:
a.
Set the Pick-and-Place tool on the CPU in the socket, aligning the arrow on the tool with the
registration mark on the socket (the small triangular mark). See Figure 3-15.
b.
Press the top button on the tool to grasp the installed CPU.
c.
Lift the tool and CPU straight up.
d.
Press the top button on the tool to release the old CPU on an anti-static surface.
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Figure 3-15
Removing or Inserting a CPU
2
1
Step 4
2
Arrow on tool
331370
1
Registration mark on CPU socket
Insert the new CPU into the Pick-and-Place tool:
a.
Remove the new CPU from the packaging and place it on the pedestal that is included in the kit.
Align the registration mark on the corner of the CPU with the arrow on the corner of the pedestal
(see Figure 3-16).
b.
Press down on the top button of the tool to lock it open.
c.
Set the Pick-and-Place tool on the CPU pedestal, aligning the arrow on the tool with the arrow on
the corner of the pedestal. Make sure that the tabs on the tool are fully seated in the slots on the
pedestal.
d.
Press the side lever on the tool to grasp and lock in the CPU.
e.
Lift the tool and CPU straight up off the pedestal.
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Figure 3-16
CPU and Pick-and-Place Tool on Pedestal
1
1
1
Step 5
Note
Caution
–
Install a new CPU:
a.
Step 6
Arrow marks for alignment
333566
1
Set the Pick-and-Place tool with CPU over the empty CPU socket on the motherboard.
Align the arrow on the top of the tool with the registration mark (small triangle) that is stamped
on the metal of the CPU socket, as shown in Figure 3-15.
b.
Press the top button on the tool to set the CPU into the socket. Remove the empty tool.
c.
Close the hinged CPU cover plate.
d.
Clip down the CPU retaining latch with the
with the
icon. See Figure 3-13.
icon, then clip down the CPU retaining latch
Install a heatsink:
The heatsink must have a new, undamaged thermal pad on the heatsink-to-CPU surface to ensure proper
cooling. If you are replacing a heatsink that was previously used, you must remove the old thermal pad.
If you are installing a new heatsink, skip to step d. below.
a.
Apply an alcohol-based cleaning solution to the old thermal pad and let it soak for a least 15
seconds.
b.
Wipe all of the old thermal pad off the old heatsink using a soft cloth that will not scratch the
heatsink surface.
c.
Apply thermal grease from an included syringe to the top of the CPU.
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Apply about 2 cubic centimeters of grease (about half the syringe contents) to the top of the CPU in
the pattern that is shown in Figure 3-17.
Note
If you do not have a syringe of thermal grease, you can order a spare 
(Cisco PID UCS-CPU-GREASE2).
Thermal Grease Application Pattern
334295
Figure 3-17
d.
Note
e.
Note
For a new heatsink, peel the protective film from the thermal pad that is on the bottom of the new
heatsink.
Do not apply a syringe of thermal grease if you are installing a new heatsink that already has a
pre-applied thermal pad.
Align the heatsink captive screws with the motherboard standoffs, then use a Number 2
Phillips-head screwdriver to tighten the captive screws evenly.
Alternate tightening each screw evenly to avoid damaging the heatsink or CPU.
f.
Replace the top cover.
g.
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power
button.
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Replacing the Motherboard RTC Battery
Warning
There is danger of explosion if the battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace the battery only with the
same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to
the manufacturer’s instructions. [Statement 1015]
The real-time clock (RTC) battery retains system settings when the server is disconnected from power.
The battery type is Panasonic CR2032 or equivalent.
To replace or install the motherboard CMOS battery, follow these steps:
Step 1
Caution
Step 2
Remove the RTC battery (see Figure 3-18):
a.
Power off the server as described in the “Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server” section on
page 3-7.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Remove the top cover as described in “Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover” section on
page 3-8.
d.
Locate the RTC battery. See Figure 3-18.
e.
Gently remove the battery from the holder on the motherboard.
Install an RTC battery:
a.
Note
Gently insert the battery into the holder and inside the retaining clip.
The positive side of the battery marked “3V+” should face the retaining clip and chassis wall.
b.
Push the battery into the socket until it is fully seated.
c.
Replace the top cover.
d.
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and power on the server by pressing the Power button.
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Figure 3-18
Replacing the Motherboard RTC Battery
SAS1
SAS2
SAS2
SAS1
FAN1
PCIe1
FAN2
CPU1
PCIe2
FAN3
PSU2
FAN4
CPU2
FAN5
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PSU1
1
1
RTC battery holder on motherboard
–
Replacing a Mezzanine Card
The server has a dedicated socket on the motherboard for a mezzanine-style RAID controller card.
Note
See RAID Controller Considerations, page C-1 for more information about supported cards and cabling.
To install or replace a mezzanine card, follow these steps:
Step 1
Caution
Remove the mezzanine card that you are replacing (see Figure 3-19):
a.
Power off the server as described in the “Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server” section on
page 3-7.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Remove the top cover as described in “Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover” section on
page 3-8.
d.
Disconnect all cables from the mezzanine card.
Tip
Label the cables before you disconnect them to aid replacement.
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Step 2
e.
Loosen the single captive thumbscrew that secures the mezzanine card to the motherboard standoff.
f.
Pull the mezzanine card toward the server front about one inch to disengage it from its motherboard
socket, and then remove the card from the chassis.
Install a new mezzanine card:
a.
Set the new mezzanine card in place on the motherboard, aligning its connector with the
motherboard socket. Also align the captive thumbscrew with the standoff on the motherboard.
b.
Push on both ends of the mezzanine card evenly to engage the card’s connector with the socket on
the motherboard.
c.
Tighten the single captive thumbscrew that secures the mezzanine card to the motherboard standoff.
d.
Reconnect cables to the mezzanine card. See RAID Controller Cabling, page C-19 for more
information.
e.
Replace the top cover.
f.
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power
button.
g.
If this was a replacement card, continue with Restoring RAID Configuration After Replacing a
RAID Controller, page C-23.
Figure 3-19
Replacing the Mezzanine Card
1
SAS1
SAS2
SAS2
SAS1
FAN1
PCIe1
FAN2
2
CPU1
PCIe2
FAN3
PSU2
FAN4
CPU2
FAN5
331711
PSU1
1
Captive thumbscrew
2
Mezzanine card connector on motherboard
(partially visible under PCI riser 2)
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The server contains two toolless PCIe risers for horizontal installation of PCIe cards. See Table 3-6 for
a description of the PCIe slots on each riser.
Rear Panel, Showing PCIe Slots
PSU1
PCIe 2
PSU2
PCIe 1
331712
Figure 3-20
To install or replace a PCIe riser, follow these steps:
Step 1
Caution
Step 2
Remove the PCIe riser that you are replacing (see Figure 3-19):
a.
Power off the server as described in the “Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server” section on
page 3-7.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Remove the top cover as described in “Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover” section on
page 3-8.
d.
Lift straight up on both ends of the PCIe riser to disengage its circuit board from the socket on the
motherboard.
e.
If the riser has a card installed, remove the card from the riser.
Install a new PCIe riser:
a.
If you removed a card from the old PCIe riser, install the card to the new riser (see Replacing a PCIe
Card, page 3-33).
b.
Position the PCIe riser over its socket on the motherboard and over the chassis alignment features
(see Figure 3-19):
•
The metal shell of the PCIe riser has alignment slots that engage with pegs on the chassis.
•
The metal shell has alignment tabs that fit into slots on the chassis rear panel.
c.
Carefully push down on both ends of the PCIe riser to fully engage its circuit board connector with
the socket on the motherboard.
d.
Replace the top cover.
e.
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power
button.
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Figure 3-21
Replacing the PCIe Riser
1
SAS1
SAS2
SAS2
SAS1
FAN1
PCIe1
FAN2
2
CPU1
PCIe2
FAN3
PSU2
FAN4
3
CPU2
FAN5
331713
PSU1
1
Chassis alignment peg for PCIe riser 1
2
Rear alignment tabs
3
Chassis alignment pegs for PCIe riser 2
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Caution
Cisco supports all PCIe cards qualified and sold by Cisco. PCIe cards not qualified or sold by Cisco are
the responsibility of the customer. Although Cisco will always stand behind and support the C-Series
rack-mount servers, customers using standard, off-the-shelf, third-party cards must go to the third-party
card vendor for support if any issue with that particular third-party card occurs.
This section includes the following topics:
•
PCIe Slots, page 3-33
•
Replacing a PCIe Card, page 3-34
•
Special Considerations for Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Cards, page 3-35
•
RAID Controller Card Cable Routing, page 3-35
•
Installing Multiple PCIe Cards and Resolving Limited Resources, page 3-36
PCIe Slots
The server contains two toolless PCIe risers for horizontal installation of PCIe cards. See Figure 3-22
and Table 3-6 for a description of the PCIe slots on these risers.
Rear Panel, Showing PCIe Slots
PSU1
Table 3-6
PSU2
PCIe 2
PCIe 1
331712
Figure 3-22
PCIe Expansion Slots
Slot Number
Electrical 
Lane Width
Connector Length
Card Length1
Card Height 2
NCSI3 Support
1 (on riser 1)
Gen-3 x16
x24 extended
1/2 length
Full-height
Yes4
x16 connector
1/2 length
1/2 height
No
2 (on riser 2)5 Gen-3 x8
1. This is the supported length because of internal clearance.
2. This is the size of the rear panel opening.
3. Network Communications Services Interface protocol
4. Slot 1 can operate when the server is in standby power mode.
5. Slot 2 is not available in single-CPU configurations.
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Note
If you are installing a Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Card, there are prerequisite considerations. See
Special Considerations for Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Cards, page 3-35.
Note
If you are installing a RAID controller card, see RAID Controller Considerations, page C-1 for more
information about supported cards and cabling.
To install or replace a PCIe card, follow these steps:
Step 1
Caution
Remove a PCIe card (or a blank filler panel) from the PCIe riser:
a.
Shut down and power off the server as described in the “Shutting Down and Powering Off the
Server” section on page 3-7.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Remove the top cover as described in the “Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover” section
on page 3-8.
d.
Remove any cables from the ports of the PCIe card that you are replacing.
Tip
Label the cables when you disconnect them to aid correct connection to the new card.
e.
Lift straight up on both ends of the PCIe riser to disengage it from the socket on the motherboard.
f.
Pull evenly on both ends of the PCIe card to remove it from the socket on the PCIe riser.
If the riser has no card, remove the blanking panel from the rear opening of the riser.
Step 2
Install a new PCIe card:
a.
Note
Align the new PCIe card with the empty socket on the PCIe riser.
Align and insert the card’s rear panel tab into the riser’s rear panel opening at the same time you
align the card with the empty socket.
b.
Push down evenly on both ends of the card until it is fully seated in the socket.
c.
Ensure that the card rear panel tab sits flat against the PCIe riser rear panel opening.
d.
Position the PCIe riser over its socket on the motherboard and over the alignment features (see
Figure 3-21).
e.
Carefully push down on both ends of the PCIe riser to fully engage its circuit board connector with
the socket on the motherboard.
f.
Replace the top cover.
g.
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power
button.
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If the card that you replaced was a RAID controller, continue with Restoring RAID Configuration
After Replacing a RAID Controller, page C-23.
h.
Special Considerations for Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Cards
Table 3-7 describes the requirements for the supported Cisco UCS virtual interface cards (VICs).
Table 3-7
Cisco UCS C220 Requirements for Virtual Interface Cards
Slots That
Support
VICs 1
Primary Slot For
UCS Integration Minimum
or Cisco Card
CIMC
NIC Mode
Firmware
Minimum VIC
Firmware For
Use With UCS
Integration
Minimum Nexus
OS on an Upstream
Nexus Fabric
Interconnect
1
PCIE 1
PCIE 1
1.4(4)
2.0(2)
5.0
1
PCIE 1
PCIE 1
1.4(6)
2.1(0)
5.0
1
PCIE 1
PCIE 12
1.5(1)
2.1(1)
6.0
Number of
VICs
Supported
in Server
Virtual Interface
Card (VIC)
Cisco UCS VIC P81E
N2XX-ACPCI01
Cisco UCS VIC 1225
UCSC-PCIE-CSC-02
Cisco UCS VIC1225T
UCSC-PCIE-C10T-02
1. See PCIe Slots, page 3-33.
2. The Cisco UCS VIC1225T is not supported for UCS integration at this time.
RAID Controller Card Cable Routing
If the PCIe card that you are installing or replacing is a RAID controller card, see RAID Controller
Considerations, page C-1 for required cables and cable routing guidelines.
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Installing Multiple PCIe Cards and Resolving Limited Resources
When a large number of PCIe add-on cards are installed in the server, the system may run out of the
following resources required for PCIe devices:
•
Option ROM memory space
•
16-bit I/O space
The topics in this section provide guidelines for resolving the issues related to these limited resources.
•
Resolving Insufficient Memory Space to Execute Option ROMs, page 3-36
•
Resolving Insufficient 16-Bit I/O Space, page 3-37
Resolving Insufficient Memory Space to Execute Option ROMs
The system has very limited memory to execute PCIe legacy option ROMs, so when a large number of
PCIe add-on cards are installed in the server, the system BIOS might not able to execute all of the option
ROMs. The system BIOS loads and executes the option ROMs in the order that the PCIe cards are
enumerated (Slot 1, Slot 2, Slot 3, etc.).
If the system BIOS does not have sufficient memory space to load any PCIe option ROM, it skips loading
that option ROM, reports a system event log (SEL) event to the CIMC controller and reports the
following error in the Error Manager page of the BIOS Setup utility:
ERROR CODE SEVERITY
146
Major
INSTANCE
N/A
DESCRIPTION
PCI out of resources error.
Major severity requires user
intervention but does not
prevent system boot.
To resolve this issue, disable the Option ROMs that are not needed for system booting. The BIOS Setup
Utility provides the setup options to enable or disable the Option ROMs at the PCIe slot level for the
PCIe expansion slots and at the port level for the onboard NICs. These options can be found in the BIOS
Setup Utility Advanced PCI Configuration page.
•
Guidelines for RAID controller booting:
If the server is configured to boot primarily from RAID storage, make sure that the option ROMs
for the slots where your RAID controllers installed are enabled in the BIOS, depending on your
RAID controller configuration.
If the RAID controller does not appear in the system boot order even with the option ROMs for those
slots are enabled, the RAID controller option ROM might not have sufficient memory space to
execute. In that case, disable other option ROMs that are not needed for the system configuration to
free up some memory space for the RAID controller option ROM.
See also Factory-Default Option ROM Settings, page C-4.
•
Guidelines for onboard NIC PXE booting:
If the system is configured to primarily perform PXE boot from onboard NICs, make sure that the
option ROMs for the onboard NICs to be booted from are enabled in the BIOS Setup Utility. Disable
other option ROMs that are not needed to create sufficient memory space for the onboard NICs.
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Resolving Insufficient 16-Bit I/O Space
The system has only 64 KB of legacy 16-bit I/O resources available. This 64 KB of I/O space is divided
between the CPUs in the system because the PCIe controller is integrated into the CPUs. This server
BIOS has the capability to dynamically detect the 16-bit I/O resource requirement for each CPU and then
balance the 16-bit I/O resource allocation between the CPUs accordingly during the PCI bus
enumeration phase of the BIOS POST.
When a large number of PCIe cards are installed in the system, the system BIOS might not have
sufficient I/O space for some PCIe devices. If the system BIOS is not able to allocate the required I/O
resources for any PCIe devices, the following symptoms have been observed:
•
The system might get stuck in an infinite reset loop.
•
The BIOS might appear to hang while initializing PCIe devices.
•
The PCIe option ROMs might take excessive time to complete, which appears to lock up the system.
•
PCIe boot devices might not be accessible from the BIOS.
•
PCIe option ROMs might report initialization errors. These errors are seen before the BIOS passes
control to the operating system.
•
The keyboard might not work.
To work around this problem, rebalance the 16-bit I/O load using the following methods:
1.
Physically remove any unused PCIe cards.
2.
If the system has one or more Cisco virtual interface cards (VICs) installed, disable the PXE boot
on the VICs that are not required for the system boot configuration by using the Network Adapters
page in the CIMC WebUI to free up some 16-bit I/O resources. Each VIC uses a minimum 16 KB
of 16-bit I/O resource, so disabling PXE boot on Cisco VICs would free up some 16-bit I/O
resources that can be used for other PCIe cards that are installed in the system.
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Replacing a Cisco Flexible Flash Card
This section includes the following topics:
•
Overview of the Pre-Installed Cisco Flexible Flash Card, page 3-38
•
Enabling a Cisco Flexible Flash Virtual Drive, page 3-39
•
Booting a Cisco Flexible Flash Virtual Drive, page 3-39
•
Monitoring and Managing a Cisco Flexible Flash Card, page 3-40
•
Cisco Flexible Flash Card Replacement Procedure, page 3-40
Overview of the Pre-Installed Cisco Flexible Flash Card
The internal slots for these cards are on the circuit board of PCIe riser 2 (see Figure 3-23).
Note
Dual cards are supported only with CIMC 1.5(1) or later. With releases earlier than CIMC 1.5(1), only
a single card is supported and it must be in slot SD1.
The Cisco Flexible Flash card is pre-installed with three software bundles, each on one of four
preconfigured virtual drives (VDs). The fourth VD allows you to install an OS or embedded hypervisor.
The VDs are configured as follows:
1.
Cisco UCS Server Configuration Utility (SCU).
2.
Hypervisor (HV). This is a VD that you can use for your own purposes.
3.
Cisco Drivers (Drivers).
4.
Cisco Host Upgrade Utility (HUU).
Figure 3-23
Cisco Flexible Flash Card Slots on PCIe Riser 2
SAS1
SAS2
SAS2
SAS1
FAN1
PCIe1
FAN2
CPU1
1
PCIe2
FAN3
PSU2
FAN4
2
CPU2
FAN5
331714
PSU1
1
Slot SD2
2
Slot SD1
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Enabling a Cisco Flexible Flash Virtual Drive
Each of the VDs on the pre-installed Cisco Flexible Flash card can be separately enabled or hidden from
the host. The default as shipped from the factory is for all VDs to be hidden.
To enable VDs and expose them to the host, follow these steps:
Step 1
Log in to CIMC interface for the server, using the IP address of the server.
Step 2
Navigate through GUI tabs to Server > Inventory > Storage.
Step 3
Click FlexFlash-0 in the Storage Adapters list.
Step 4
Click on Configure Operational Profile in the Actions area.
The Operational Profile dialog opens.
Step 5
Check the box for each VD that you want to enable and expose to the host, then click Save Changes.
Booting a Cisco Flexible Flash Virtual Drive
When you want to access the Cisco SCU or Cisco HUU software, you boot its VD with a one-time boot
option. When you want to boot the hypervisor (HV) VD, you boot it with a permanent boot order
selection. See the following topics in this section:
•
Booting the Cisco SCU and Cisco HUU Software VDs, page 3-39
•
Booting the Hypervisor VD, page 3-40
Booting the Cisco SCU and Cisco HUU Software VDs
You can access the preinstalled Cisco SCU and Cisco HUU software bundles on a Cisco Flexible Flash
card by booting their respective VDs with a one-time boot option:
Step 1
Enable the SCU or HUU VD.
See Enabling a Cisco Flexible Flash Virtual Drive, page 3-39.
Step 2
In the CIMC GUI interface, navigate through the tabs to Server > BIOS.
Step 3
Click Configure Boot Override Priority.
The Boot Override Priority dialog opens.
Step 4
Pull down the menu and select SCU or HUU, then click OK.
Step 5
Reboot the server.
The server boots the selected VD.
Note
This is a one-time boot option. After running Cisco SCU or Cisco HUU, the server returns to its
previously configured boot path.
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Booting the Hypervisor VD
You can boot the hypervisor (HV) VD with a more permanent boot selection. (To change the boot order
one time, use the procedure in Booting the Cisco SCU and Cisco HUU Software VDs, page 3-39.
To permanently set the boot order for an HV VD, use the following steps:
Step 1
Boot the server and watch for the prompt to press F2 to open the BIOS Setup utility.
Step 2
When prompted, press F2 to open the BIOS Setup utility.
Step 3
Navigate to the Boot Options tab.
Step 4
Use the Boot Options screen to set the HV VD to your desired boot order for the server.
Monitoring and Managing a Cisco Flexible Flash Card
You can monitor and manage your installed Cisco Flexible Flash cards by using the CIMC GUI interface
or the CLI interface. See the Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server Configuration Guide or the Cisco
UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Server CLI Configuration Guide in the documentation roadmap linked
below.
The links to these documents are in the C-Series documentation roadmap:
http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedcomputing/c-series-doc
Cisco Flexible Flash Card Replacement Procedure
To install or replace a Cisco Flexible Flash card, follow these steps:
Step 1
Caution
Remove the Cisco Flexible Flash card that you are replacing. See Figure 3-23:
a.
Power off the server as described in the “Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server” section on
page 3-7.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Remove the top cover as described in “Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover” section on
page 3-8.
d.
Locate the Cisco Flexible Flash card that you are replacing on PCIe riser 2. See Figure 3-23.
e.
Push down on the top of the Cisco Flexible Flash card, then release it to allow it to spring up in the
slot.
f.
Remove the Cisco Flexible Flash card from the slot.
g.
Wait 10 seconds for the Cisco Flexible Flash management software to recognize and react to the
absence of the card.
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Step 2
Install a Cisco Flexible Flash card:
Note
To be usable for Cisco Flexible Flash, an SD card must be at least 16 GB in size.
Note
Any SD card that is installed into the Cisco Flexible Flash slot is configured with the VD
partitioning described in Overview of the Pre-Installed Cisco Flexible Flash Card, page 3-38.
This overwrites data on the SD card where Cisco stores the configuration metadata.
a.
Note
Insert the Cisco Flexible Flash card into the slot with the label side facing outward.
Dual cards are supported only with CIMC 1.5(1) or later. With releases earlier than CIMC 1.5(1),
only a single card is supported and it must be in slot SD1 (see Figure 3-23).
b.
Press down on the top of the card until it clicks in the slot and stays in place.
c.
Replace the top cover.
d.
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power
button.
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Replacing the LSI RAID Battery Backup Unit or SuperCap Power Module
This server supports installation of one RAID battery backup unit (BBU) or one SuperCap Power
Module (SCPM). The unit mounts to a clip on the removable air baffle (see Figure 3-24).
•
The optional LSI BBU is available only when using the optional LSI MegaRAID controller cards.
This BBU provides approximately 72 hours of battery backup for the disk write-back cache DRAM
in the case of sudden power loss.
•
The SCPM is available only when using the optional LSI MegaRAID-CV controller cards. This
supercap module provides approximately 3 years of backup for the disk write-back cache DRAM in
the case of sudden power loss by offloading the cache to the NAND flash.
Note
LSI recommends that you replace the LSI BBU once per year or after 1,000 recharge cycles, whichever
comes first. Verify whether BBU replacement is required by looking in the CIMC. Log in to CIMC for
the server, then click Server—Inventory—Storage—Battery Backup Unit. If the Battery Replacement
Required field says, “True,” then you must purchase a replacement BBU and replace it.
Warning
There is danger of explosion if the battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace the battery only with the
same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to
the manufacturer’s instructions.
Statement 1015
To replace the RAID controller BBU or SCPM, follow these steps:
Step 1
Caution
Step 2
Remove a backup unit (see Figure 3-24).
a.
Power off the server as described in the “Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server” section on
page 3-7.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Remove the top cover as described in the “Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover” section
on page 3-8.
d.
Disconnect the cable from the existing backup unit.
e.
Slide the backup unit free of the clips on the air baffle mounting point (see Figure 3-24).
Install a new backup unit:
a.
Slide the new backup unit into the clips on the air baffle mounting point.
b.
Connect the cable from the RAID controller to the new backup unit.
c.
Replace the top cover.
d.
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power
button.
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Figure 3-24
RAID Backup Unit Mounting Location
331725
1
1
RAID backup unit mounting location
–
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Installing a Trusted Platform Module
The trusted platform module (TPM) is a small circuit board that attaches to a motherboard socket. The
socket location is on the motherboard, below PCIe riser 1 (see Figure 3-25).
Note
For security purposes, the TPM is installed with a one-way screw. It cannot be removed with a standard
screwdriver.
To install a trusted platform module (TPM), follow these steps:
Step 1
Caution
Step 2
Step 3
Prepare the server for component installation.
a.
Power off the server as described in the “Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server” section on
page 3-7.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Remove the top cover as described in the “Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover” section
on page 3-8.
d.
Is there a card installed in PCIe riser 1? See Figure 3-25.
•
If there is no card installed in PCIe riser 1, you can access the TPM socket. Go to Step 2.
•
If there is a card installed in PCIe riser 1, remove PCIe riser 1 from the chassis. See Replacing a
PCIe Riser, page 3-31 for details.
Install a TPM (see Figure 3-25):
a.
Locate the TPM socket on the motherboard, as shown in Figure 3-25.
b.
Align the connector that is on the bottom of the TPM circuit board with the motherboard TPM
socket. Align the screw hole and standoff on the TPM board with the screw hole adjacent to the TPM
socket.
c.
Push down evenly on the TPM to seat it in the motherboard socket.
d.
Install the single one-way screw that secures the TPM to the motherboard.
e.
If you removed PCIe riser 1, replace it now. Reconnect cables to the card in the riser.
f.
Replace the top cover.
g.
Replace the server in the rack and then power on the server by pressing the Power button.
Enable the TPM:
a.
Watch during bootup for the F2 prompt, and then press F2 to enter BIOS setup.
b.
Log into the BIOS Setup utility with your BIOS Administrator password.
c.
On the BIOS Setup utility screen, select the Advanced tab.
d.
Select Trusted Computing to open the TPM Security Device Configuration screen.
e.
Change TPM SUPPORT to Enabled.
f.
Press F10 to save your settings and reboot the server.
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Step 4
Verify that the TPM is now enabled.
a.
Watch during bootup for the F2 prompt, and then press F2 to enter BIOS setup.
b.
Log into the BIOS Setup utility with your BIOS Administrator password.
c.
Select the Advanced tab.
d.
Select Trusted Computing to open the TPM Security Device Configuration screen.
e.
Verify that TPM SUPPORT is Enabled.
Note
If you want to use the Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) feature, it must be enabled in
the server BIOS as described in Enabling the Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) Feature
For the TPM, page 3-45.
Figure 3-25
TPM Socket Location on Motherboard
1
SAS1
SAS2
2
SAS2
SAS1
FAN1
PCIe1
FAN2
CPU1
PCIe2
FAN3
PSU2
FAN4
CPU2
FAN5
331715
PSU1
1
TPM socket and screw hole on motherboard
2
PCIe riser 1
Enabling the Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) Feature For the TPM
Intel TXT provides greater protection for information that is used and stored on the business server. A
key aspect of that protection is the provision of an isolated execution environment and associated
sections of memory where operations can be conducted on sensitive data, invisibly to the rest of the
system. Likewise, Intel TXT provides for a sealed portion of storage where sensitive data such as
encryption keys can be kept, helping to shield them from being compromised during an attack by
malicious code.
To enable the TXT feature, follow these steps:
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Step 1
Verify that a TPM is now installed and enabled in the server:
a.
Either attach a VGA monitor and USB keyboard to the server, or log in remotely to the CIMC
interface of the server and open a virtual KVM console window.
b.
Reboot the server.
c.
Watch during bootup for the F2 prompt, and then press F2 to enter BIOS setup.
d.
Log in to the BIOS Setup utility with your BIOS Administrator password.
Note
Step 2
e.
Select the Advanced tab.
f.
On the Advanced tab, select Trusted Computing to open the TPM Security Device Configuration
screen.
g.
Verify that TPM SUPPORT is Enabled. If it is not, set TPM SUPPORT to Enabled.
h.
Press Escape to return to the BIOS Setup utility Advanced tab.
Enable the Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) feature:
a.
Note
b.
Step 3
You must be logged in as the BIOS administrator to perform this procedure. If you have not done
so already, set a BIOS administrator password on the Security tab of the BIOS Setup utility.
On the Advanced tab, select Intel TXT(LT-SX) Configuration to open the Intel TXT(LT-SX)
Hardware Support screen.
The Intel Trusted Execution Technology feature can be enabled only when the server has a TPM
installed on the TPM header.
Set TXT Support to Enabled.
On the same screen, verify that the Intel Virtualization Technology (VT) and the Intel VT for Directed
I/O (VT-d) features are enabled (the factory default).
a.
On the Intel TXT(LT-SX) Hardware Support screen, verify that VT-d Support and VT Support are
both listed as Enabled.
– If they are already enabled, skip to Step 4.
– If VT-d Support and VT Support are not enabled, continue with the next steps to enable them.
b.
Press Escape to return to the BIOS Setup utility Advanced tab.
c.
On the Advanced tab, select Processor Configuration to open the Processor Configuration screen.
d.
Set Intel (R) VT and Intel (R) VT-d to Enabled.
Step 4
Press F10 to save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup utility.
Step 5
Verify that the Intel TXT, VT, and VT-d features are enabled:
a.
Reboot the server.
b.
Watch during bootup for the F2 prompt, and then press F2 to enter BIOS setup.
c.
Select the Advanced tab.
d.
Select Intel TXT(LT-SX) Configuration and verify that TXT Support, VT-d Support, and VT
Support are Enabled.
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Replacing a SCU Upgrade ROM Module
To remove and replace a module, use the following procedure.
Step 1
Caution
Prepare the server for component installation:
a.
Power off the server as described in Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-7.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Step 2
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-8.
Remove the SCU upgrade ROM module:
a.
Locate the module on the motherboard (see Figure C-1).
b.
Grasp the printed circuit board of the module and lift it from the header.
Note
Step 3
The module has a small retention feature that must have clearance from the header before
the module can be pulled up. Tilt the module back, then pull up as shown in Figure 3-26.
Install a new SCU upgrade ROM module:
a.
Align the module with the pins in the motherboard header.
b.
Gently press down on the module until it is seated and the retention feature locks into the header.
Figure 3-26
SCU Upgrade ROM Module Retention Feature
2
1
1
2
4
303690
3
1
Printed circuit board on module
3
Motherboard header
2
Retention feature on module
4
Retention feature in installed position
For more information about using the module and embedded RAID, see Embedded MegaRAID
Controller, page C-7.
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Replacing a Software RAID Key Module
To remove and replace a software RAID key module, use the following procedure.
Step 1
Caution
Prepare the server for component installation:
a.
Power off the server as described in Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server, page 3-7.
b.
Slide the server out the front of the rack far enough so that you can remove the top cover. You might
have to detach cables from the rear panel to provide clearance.
If you cannot safely view and access the component, remove the server from the rack.
c.
Step 2
Remove the top cover as described in Removing and Replacing the Server Top Cover, page 3-8.
Remove the software RAID key module:
a.
Locate the module on the motherboard (see Figure C-1).
b.
Grasp the printed circuit board of the module and lift it from the header.
Note
Step 3
The module must have clearance from the retention clip on the header before the module can
be pulled up. Open the retention clip, then pull up as shown in Figure 3-27.
Install a new software RAID key module:
a.
Align the module with the pins in the motherboard header.
b.
Gently press down on the module until it is seated and the retention clip locks over the module.
Figure 3-27
Software RAID Key Module Retention Feature
1
2
1
4
303691
2
3
1
Printed circuit board on module
3
Motherboard header
2
Retention feature on motherboard header
4
Retention feature in installed position
For more information about using the module and embedded RAID, see Embedded MegaRAID
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Replacing Power Supplies
The server can have one or two power supplies. When two power supplies are installed they are
redundant as 1+1.
•
See Power Specifications, page A-3 for more information about the power supplies.
•
See Rear Panel LEDs and Buttons, page 3-4 for information about the power supply LEDs.
To replace or install a power supply, follow these steps:
Note
If you have ordered a server with power supply redundancy (two power supplies), you do not have to
power off the server to replace power supplies because they are redundant as 1+1.
Note
Do not mix power supply types in the server. Both power supplies must be either 450W or 650W.
Step 1
Remove the power supply that you are replacing or a blank panel from an empty bay (see Figure 3-28):
a.
Perform one of the following actions:
– If your server has only one power supply, shut down and power off the server as described in
the “Shutting Down and Powering Off the Server” section on page 3-7.
– If your server has two power supplies, you do not have to shut down the server.
Remove the power cord from the power supply that you are replacing.
c.
Grasp the power supply handle while pinching the release lever towards the handle.
d.
Pull the power supply out of the bay.
Install a new power supply:
a.
Grasp the power supply handle and insert the new power supply into the empty bay.
b.
Push the power supply into the bay until the release lever locks.
c.
Connect the power cord to the new power supply.
d.
If you shut down the server, press the Power button to return the server to main power mode.
Figure 3-28
Removing and Replacing Power Supplies
PSU1
PSU2
1
1
Power supply handle
331716
Step 2
b.
2
2
Power supply release lever
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Enabling or Disabling the Internal USB Port
The factory default is for all USB ports on the server to be enabled. However, the internal USB port can
be enabled or disabled in the server BIOS. To enable or disable the internal USB port, follow these steps:
Step 1
Enter the BIOS Setup utility by pressing the F2 key when prompted during bootup.
Step 2
Navigate to the Advanced tab.
Step 3
On the Advanced tab, select USB Configuration.
Step 4
On the USB Configuration page, select USB Ports Configuration.
Step 5
Scroll to USB Port: Internal, press Enter, and then select either Enabled or Disabled from the pop-up
menu.
Step 6
Press F10 to save and exit the utility.
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A
Server Specifications
This appendix lists the technical specifications for the server and includes the following sections:
•
Physical Specifications, page A-1
•
Environmental Specifications, page A-2
•
Power Specifications, page A-3
Physical Specifications
Table A-1 lists the physical specifications for the server.
Table A-1
Physical Specifications
Description
Specification
Height
1.7 in. (4.3 cm)
Width
16.9 in. (42.9 cm)
Depth
28.5 in. (72.4 cm)
Weight (fully loaded chassis)
35.6 lb. (16.1 Kg)
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Environmental Specifications
Environmental Specifications
Table A-2 lists the environmental specifications for the server.
Table A-2
Environmental Specifications
Description
Specification
Temperature, operating:
41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
Derate the maximum temperature by 1°C per every
305 meters of altitude above sea level.
Temperature, non-operating
–40 to 149°F (–40 to 65°C)
Humidity (RH), noncondensing
10 to 90%
Altitude, operating
0 to 10,000 feet
Altitude, non-operating
0 to 40,000 feet
Sound power level
5.4
Measure A-weighted per ISO7779 LwAd (Bels)
Operation at 73°F (23°C)
Sound pressure level
37
Measure A-weighted per ISO7779 LpAm (dBA)
Operation at 73°F (23°C)
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Power Specifications
Power Specifications
The power specifications for the two power supply options are listed in the following sections:
•
450W Power Supply, page A-3
•
650W Power Supply, page A-3
You can get more specific power information for your exact server configuration by using the Cisco UCS
Power Calculator:
http://www.cisco.com/assets/cdc_content_elements/flash/dataCenter/cisco_ucs_power_calculator/
Note
Do not mix power supply types in the server. Both power supplies must be either 450W or 650W.
450W Power Supply
Table A-3 lists the specifications for each 450W power supply (Cisco part number UCSC-PSU-450W).
Table A-3
Power Supply Specifications
Description
Specification
AC input voltage range
Low range: 100 VAC to 120 VAC
High range: 200 VAC to 240 VAC
AC input frequency
Range: 47 to 63 Hz (single phase, 50 to 60Hz nominal)
AC line input current (steady state)
6.0 A peak at 100 VAC
3.0 A peak at 208 VAC
Maximum output power for each power
supply
450 W
Power supply output voltage
Main power: 12 VDC
Standby power: 12 VDC
650W Power Supply
Table A-4 lists the specifications for each 650W power supply (Cisco part number UCSC-PSU-650W).
Table A-4
Power Supply Specifications
Description
Specification
AC input voltage range
90 to 264 VAC (self-ranging, 180 to 264 VAC nominal)
AC input frequency
Range: 47 to 63 Hz (single phase, 50 to 60Hz nominal)
AC line input current (steady state)
7.6 A peak at 100 VAC
3.65 A peak at 208 VAC
Maximum output power for each power
supply
650 W
Power supply output voltage
Main power: 12 VDC
Standby power: 12 VDC
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B
Power Cord Specifications
This appendix provides supported power cable specifications.
Supported Power Cords and Plugs
Each power supply has a separate power cord. Standard power cords or jumper power cords are available
for connection to the server. The jumper power cords, for use in racks, are available as an optional
alternative to the standard power cords.
Note
Only the approved power cords or jumper power cords provided with the server are supported.
Table B-1 lists the power cords for the server power supplies.
Table B-1
Supported Power Cords for the Server
Length
Description
Feet
Meters
Power Cord
Reference Illustration
SFS-250V-10A-AR
Power Cord, 250 VAC 10 A IRAM 2073 Plug 
Argentina
8.2
2.5
Figure B-1
CAB-9K10A-AU
250 VAC 10 A 3112 Plug, 
Australia
8.2
2.5
Figure B-2
SFS-250V-10A-CN
Power Cord, 250 VAC 10 A GB 2009 Plug
China
8.2
2.5
Figure B-3
CAB-9K10A-EU
Power Cord, 250 VAC 10 A M 2511 Plug
Europe
8.2
2.5
Figure B-4
SFS-250V-10A-ID
Power Cord, 250 VAC 16A EL-208 Plug
South Africa, United Arab Emirates, India
8.2
2.5
Figure B-5
SFS-250V-10A-IS
Power Cord, 250 VAC 10 A SI32 Plug 
Israel
8.2
2.5
Figure B-6
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Supported Power Cords and Plugs
Table B-1
Supported Power Cords for the Server (continued)
Length
Description
Feet
Meters
Power Cord
Reference Illustration
CAB-9K10A-IT
Power Cord, 250 VAC 10 A CEI 23-16 Plug 
Italy
8.2
2.5
Figure B-7
CAB-9K10A-SW
Power Cord, 250 VAC 10 A MP232 Plug 
Switzerland
8.2
2.5
Figure B-8
CAB-9K10A-UK
Power Cord, 250 VAC 10 A BS1363 Plug (13 A
fuse)
United Kingdom
8.2
2.5
Figure B-9
CAB-AC-250V/13A
Power Cord, 250 VAC 13 A IEC60320 Plug 
North America
6.6
2.0
Figure B-10
CAB-N5K6A-NA
Power Cord, 250 VAC 13 A NEMA 6-15 Plug,
North America
8.2
2.5
Figure B-11
CAB-9K12A-NA
Power cord, 125 VAC, 13 A, NEMA 5-15 Plug
North America
8.2
2.5
Figure B-12
CAB-C13-CBN
Cabinet Jumper Power Cord, 250 VAC 10 A,
C13-C14 Connectors
2.2
0.68
Figure B-13
CAB-C13-C14-2M
Cabinet Jumper Power Cord, 250 VAC 10 A,
C13-C14 Connectors
6.6
2.0
Figure B-14
CAB-C13-C14-AC
Cabinet Jumper Power Cord, 250 VAC 10 A,
C13-C14 Connectors
9.8
3.0
Figure B-15
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Supported Power Cords and Plugs
AC Power Cord Illustrations
This section includes the AC power cord illustrations. See Figure B-1 through Figure B-15.
Figure B-1
SFS-250V-10A-AR
2500 mm
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250/500 V MAX
Length: 8.2 ft
Plug:
EL 219
(IRAM 2073)
Figure B-2
186571
Connector:
EL 701
(IEC60320/C13)
CAB-9K10A-AU
Connector:
EL 701C
(IEC 60320/C15)
Plug:
EL 206
A.S. 3112-2000)
SFS-250V-10A-CN
Plug:
EL 218
(CCEE GB2009)
Cordset rating 10A, 250V
(2500 mm)
Connector:
EL 701
(IEC60320/C13)
186573
Figure B-3
186581
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250 V/500V
Length: 2500mm
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Power Cord Specifications
Supported Power Cords and Plugs
CAB-9K10A-EU
Plug:
M2511
Cordset rating: 10A/16 A, 250 V
Length: 8 ft 2 in. (2.5 m)
Connector:
VSCC15
Figure B-5
186576
Figure B-4
SFS-250V-10A-ID
OVE
Cordset rating 16A, 250V
(2500mm)
Plug:
EL 208
187490
Connector:
EL 701
Figure B-6
SFS-250V-10A-IS
EL-212
16A
250V
Cordset rating 10A, 250V/500V MAX
(2500 mm)
186574
Plug:
EL 212
(SI-32)
Connector:
EL 701B
(IEC60320/C13)
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Supported Power Cords and Plugs
Figure B-7
CAB-9K10A-IT
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250 V
Length: 8 ft 2 in. (2.5 m)
Connector
C15M
(EN60320/C15 )
186575
Plug:
I/3G
(CEI 23-16)
Figure B-8
CAB-9K10A-SW
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250 V
Length: 8 ft. 2 in (2.5 m)
Plug:
MP232-R
186578
Connector:
IEC 60320 C15
Figure B-9
CAB-9K10A-UK
Plug:
EL 210
(BS 1363A) 13 AMP fuse
Connector:
EL 701C
(EN 60320/C15)
186580
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250 V/500 V MAX
Length: 2500mm
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Supported Power Cords and Plugs
Figure B-10
CAB-AC-250V/13A
Connector:
EL 701
(IEC60320/C13)
Plug:
EL312MoldedTwistlock
(NEMA L6-20)
CAB-N5K6A-NA
Plug: NEMA 6-15P
Cordset rating: 10 A, 250 V
Length: 8.2 ft
Connector:
IEC60320/C13
Figure B-12
186570
Figure B-11
186568
Cordset rating 13A, 250V
(6.6 feet) (79±2m)
CAB-9K12A-NA
Plug:
NEMA 5-15P
Connector:
IEC60320/C15
192260
Cordset rating 13A, 125V
(8.2 feet) (2.5m)
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Supported Power Cords and Plugs
Figure B-13
CAB-C13-CBN, Jumper Power Cord (0.68 m)
Connector:
HS10S
Plug:
SS10A
Figure B-14
186569
Cordset rating 10A, 250V
(686mm)
CAB-C13-C14-2M, Jumper Power Cord (2 m)
Connector:
HS10S
Plug:
SS10A
Figure B-15
336014
Cordset rating 10A, 250V
(2.0 m)
CAB-C13-C14-AC, Jumper Power Cord (3 m)
Plug:
SS10A
Connector:
HS10S
336013
Cordset rating 10A, 250V
(3.0 m)
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C
RAID Controller Considerations
This appendix contains the following sections:
•
Supported RAID Controllers and Required Cables, page C-2
•
Mixing Drive Types in RAID Groups, page C-5
•
Factory-Default Option ROM Settings, page C-4
•
RAID Backup Units, page C-5
•
RAID Controller Migration, page C-6
•
Embedded MegaRAID Controller, page C-7
•
RAID Controller Cabling, page C-19
•
Restoring RAID Configuration After Replacing a RAID Controller, page C-23
•
For More Information, page C-23
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Supported RAID Controllers and Required Cables
Supported RAID Controllers and Required Cables
This server supports the RAID controller options and cable requirements shown in Table C-1 for small
form factor drives and Table C-2 for large form factor drives.
Caution
Table C-1
Do not mix controller types in the server. Do not use the embedded MegaRAID controller and a hardware
RAID controller card at the same time. This is not supported and could result in data loss.
Cisco UCS C220 M3 Small Form Factor Drives RAID Options
Controller
Style
Embedded MegaRAID
2
Cisco UCS RAID SAS
2008M-8i:
Maximum
Drives
BBU or
SCPM1
RAID Levels
4
Onboard
4 SATA or
8 SAS
internal3
No
0, 1, 5 , 10
4 drives:
1 mini-SAS (UCSC-CABLE15)
8 drives:
2 mini-SAS (UCSC-CABLE1)
Mezzanine
8 internal
No
0, 1, 1E, 10
4 drives:
1 mini-SAS (UCSC-CABLE1)
8 drives:
2 mini-SAS (UCSC-CABLE1)
Mezzanine
8 internal
No
0, 1, 1E, 5, 10, 4 drives:
50
1 mini-SAS (UCSC-CABLE1)
8 drives:
2 mini-SAS (UCSC-CABLE1)
8 internal
BBU
0, 1, 5, 6, 10,
50, 60
4 drives:
1 mini-SAS (UCSC-CABLE1)
8 drives:
2 mini-SAS (UCSC-CABLE1)
PCIe
8 internal
SCPM
0, 1, 5, 6, 10,
50, 60
4 drives:
1 mini-SAS (UCSC-CABLE1)
8 drives:
2 mini-SAS (UCSC-CABLE1)
PCIe
8 external
SCPM
0, 1, 5, 6, 10,
50, 60
Not sold by Cisco
PID UCSC-RAID-MZ-C220
Cisco UCS RAID SAS
2008M-8i:
PID UCSC-RAID-11-C220
(Includes RAID 5 & 50)
LSI MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i PCIe
The cache memory of this
controller is ECC-protected.
LSI MegaRAID SAS
9266CV-8i
The cache memory of this
controller is ECC-protected.
LSI MegaRAID SAS
9285CV-8e
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Required Cables
BBU = battery backup unit. SCPM = SuperCap power module.
Migrations from a RAID card to the embedded controller are not supported after-factory. See RAID Controller Migration, page C-6.
Support for eight SAS drives requires an optional SCU upgrade ROM module on the motherboard.
Support for RAID 5 requires an optional RAID 5 software key module on the motherboard.
UCSC-CABLE1 is a kit of two mini-SAS cables. This pair of cables is shipped with every new system.
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Mixing Drive Types in RAID Groups
Table C-2
Cisco UCS C220 M3 Large Form Factor Drives RAID Options
Controller
Maximum
Drives
Style
Embedded MegaRAID
2
Cisco UCS RAID SAS
2008M-8i:
BBU or
SCPM1
RAID Levels
4
Required Cables
Onboard
4 SATA or
4 SAS3 
internal
No
0, 1, 5 , 10
4 drives:
1 mini-SAS (UCSC-CABLE3)
Mezzanine
4 internal
No
0, 1, 1E, 10
4 drives:
1 mini-SAS (UCSC-CABLE3)
Mezzanine
4 internal
No
0, 1, 1E, 5, 10, 4 drives:
50
1 mini-SAS (UCSC-CABLE3)
4 internal
BBU
0, 1, 5, 6, 10,
50, 60
4 drives:
1 mini-SAS (UCSC-CABLE3)
PCIe
4 internal
SCPM
0, 1, 5, 6, 10,
50, 60
4 drives:
1 mini-SAS (UCSC-CABLE3)
PCIe
8 external
SCPM
0, 1, 5, 6, 10,
50, 60
Not sold by Cisco
PID UCSC-RAID-MZ-C220
Cisco UCS RAID SAS
2008M-8i:
PID UCSC-RAID-11-C220
(Includes RAID 5 & 50)
LSI MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i PCIe
The cache memory of this
controller is ECC-protected.
LSI MegaRAID SAS
9266CV-8i
The cache memory of this
controller is ECC-protected.
LSI MegaRAID SAS
9285CV-8e
1.
2.
3.
4.
BBU = battery backup unit. SCPM = SuperCap power module.
Migrations from a RAID card to the embedded controller are not supported after-factory. See RAID Controller Migration, page C-6.
Support for four SAS drives requires an optional SCU upgrade ROM module on the motherboard.
Support for RAID 5 requires an optional RAID 5 software key module on the motherboard.
Mixing Drive Types in RAID Groups
Following are the rules for mixing hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD) types in a RAID group
with the supported controllers.
Table C-3
Drive Type Mixing in RAID Groups
Mix of Drive Types 
in RAID Group
Allowed?
SAS HDD + SATA HDD
Yes
SAS SSD + SATA SSD
Yes
HDD + SSD
No
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Factory-Default Option ROM Settings
Factory-Default Option ROM Settings
Table C-4 describes the option ROM (OPROM) settings for card slots that are made at the factory for
various configurations. The version of the server and the number of CPUs affect the OPROM settings.
Note
If an option is listed as “not allowed” in Table C-4, that is because it is not supported in the particular
configuration described in that table row. See the footnotes below the table for more information.
For additional information about RAID controller support, see Supported RAID Controllers and
Required Cables, page C-2.
Table C-4
Cisco UCS C220 Factory-Default Option ROM Settings
Server Version
Embedded
Number SW RAID
of CPUs Enabled?
C220 SFF 8 HDD/
C220 LFF 4 HDD
1
Enabled
C220 SFF 8 HDD/
C220 LFF 4 HDD
1
C220 SFF 8 HDD/
C220 LFF 4 HDD
Mezz. RAID
Controller
Installed?
LOM
ports
Comments
Not allowed
Not allowed
Always
enabled
All other OPROM
is disabled.
Not allowed Not allowed2
Installed: 
PCIe slot 1
enabled3
Not allowed
Always
enabled
All other OPROM
is disabled.
2
Enabled
Not allowed
Not allowed
Always
enabled
All other OPROM
is disabled.
C220 SFF 8 HDD/
C220 LFF 4 HDD
2
Not allowed Installed: 
connector
enabled
Not allowed4 Not allowed
Always
enabled
All other OPROM
is disabled.
C220 SFF 8 HDD/
C220 LFF 4 HDD
2
Not allowed Not allowed5
Installed: 
PCIe slot 2
enabled
Always
enabled
All other OPROM
is disabled.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Not allowed
1
PCIe RAID PCIe RAID
Controller 1 Controller 2
Installed?
Installed?
Not allowed
Not allowed
You cannot use the embedded SW RAID and HW RAID (mezzanine or PCIe card) at the same time.
In single-CPU configurations, the mezzanine card slot is not supported.
In single-CPU configurations, PCIe slot 2 is not available.
You cannot mix controller types in a server. A PCIe-style controller cannot be used when a mezzanine-style controller is used.
You cannot mix controller types in a server. A mezzanine-style controller cannot be used when a PCIe-style controller is used.
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Mixing Drive Types in RAID Groups
Following are the rules for mixing hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD) types in a RAID
group.
Table C-5
Drive Type Mixing in RAID Groups
Mix of Drive Types 
in RAID Group
Allowed?
SAS HDD + SATA HDD
Yes
SAS SSD + SATA SSD
Yes
HDD + SSD
No
RAID Backup Units
This server supports installation of one RAID battery backup unit (BBU) or one SuperCap Power
Module (SCPM). The unit mounts to a holder on the left-side air baffle (see Figure 3-24).
•
The optional LSI BBU is available only when using the LSI MegaRAID controller cards. This BBU
provides approximately 72 hours of battery backup for the disk write-back cache DRAM in the case
of sudden power loss.
•
The optional SCPM is available only when using the LSI MegaRAID-CV controller cards. This
supercap module provides approximately 3 years of backup for the disk write-back cache DRAM in
the case of sudden power loss by offloading the cache to the NAND flash.
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RAID Controller Migration
RAID Controller Migration
This server supports hardware RAID (mezzanine and PCIe controller cards) and embedded software
RAID. See Table C-6 for which migrations are allowed and a summary of migration steps.
Table C-6
RAID Controller Migration
Starting RAID Controller
Migrate to HW RAID Allowed?
Migrate to SW RAID Allowed?
None (no drives)
Allowed
Allowed
Onboard SCU Storage
support is Disabled in BIOS
1.
Install card.
2.
Install cables.
Embedded SW RAID
Onboard SCU Storage
support is Enabled in BIOS
1.
Install desired upgrade
modules to motherboard.
2.
Enable SCU storage support
in BIOS.
3.
Install cables.
Not applicable
Caution
Data migration from
SW RAID to HW RAID
is not supported and
could result in data loss.
Allowed only before there is data
on the drives; data migration is not
supported.
HW RAID
1.
Disable SCU storage support
in BIOS.
2.
Install card.
3.
Install cables.
Not applicable
Not allowed
Onboard SCU Storage
support is Disabled in BIOS
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Embedded MegaRAID Controller
Embedded MegaRAID Controller
Note
VMware ESX/ESXi or any other virtualized environments are not supported for use with the embedded
MegaRAID controller. Hypervisors such as Hyper-V, Xen, or KVM are also not supported for use with
the embedded MegaRAID controller.
This server includes the option for an embedded MegaRAID controller with two mini-SAS connectors
on the motherboard.
•
The default setting for this embedded controller is SAS RAID 0, 1, and 10 support for up to four
SATA drives.
•
You can upgrade this to support to SAS RAID 0, 1, and 10 support for up to eight SAS drives by
installing a Storage Controller Unit (SCU) upgrade ROM chip on the motherboard. See Installing a
SCU Upgrade ROM Module For Embedded RAID SAS Support, page C-9.
•
You can further upgrade this support by adding SAS RAID 5 support with an optional software key.
See Installing a Software RAID Key Module for Embedded RAID 5 Support, page C-10.
•
When you order the server with this controller, the controller is enabled in the BIOS. Instructions
for enabling the controller are included for the case in which a server is reset to defaults (Disabled).
See Enabling the Embedded RAID Controller in the BIOS, page C-10.
Note
You cannot downgrade from using a RAID controller card to using the embedded controller (see RAID
Controller Migration, page C-6). Instructions for installing upgrade modules and enabling the embedded
controller in the BIOS are included here for those upgrading a server with no RAID controller or drives.
Caution
Data migration from SW RAID (embedded RAID) to HW RAID (a controller card) is not supported and
could result in data loss. Migrations from SW RAID to HW RAID are supported only before there is data
on the drives, or the case in which there are no drives in the server (see RAID Controller Migration,
page C-6).
•
You can migrate from using the embedded controller to using a RAID card only before there is data
on the drives. In this case, you must disable the embedded controller. See Disabling the Embedded
RAID Controller in the BIOS, page C-11.
•
The required drivers for this controller are already installed and ready to use with the LSI SWRAID
Configuration Utility. However, if you will use this controller with Windows or Linux, you must
download and install additional drivers for those operating systems. See Installing LSI MegaSR
Drivers For Windows and Linux, page C-11.
This section contains the following topics:
•
Notes on Supported Embedded MegaRAID Levels, page C-8
•
Installing a SCU Upgrade ROM Module For Embedded RAID SAS Support, page C-9
•
Installing a Software RAID Key Module for Embedded RAID 5 Support, page C-10
•
Enabling the Embedded RAID Controller in the BIOS, page C-10
•
Disabling the Embedded RAID Controller in the BIOS, page C-11
•
Launching the LSI Embedded RAID Configuration Utility, page C-11
•
Installing LSI MegaSR Drivers For Windows and Linux, page C-11
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Embedded MegaRAID Controller
Notes on Supported Embedded MegaRAID Levels
The following RAID levels are supported by the embedded MegaRAID controller.
•
RAID 0—You can configure a RAID 0 virtual drive (VD) using one or more physical drives (PDs).
This level supports up to eight VDs and PDs.
•
RAID 1—A RAID 1 VD is configured from only two PDs. This level supports up to eight PDs (four
RAID arrays) and eight VDs.
•
RAID 5—You can configure a RAID 5 VD using three or more PDs. This level supports up to eight
PDs and eight VDs.
•
RAID 10—This is a spanned VD; that is, RAID 0 is implemented on two or more RAID 1 VDs. This
level supports up to eight PDs (two to four RAID 1 volumes spanned) and one VD.
Note
None of these RAID levels require drives of the same size. The smallest drive in the array determines
the size of the VD.
Note
An array can be divided into multiple VDs of the same RAID level, except when using RAID 10. Mixed
arrays are not permitted. For example, you cannot configure a three-drive array into RAID 0 and RAID 5
VDs. Unlike RAID 0, 1, and 5, you cannot create multiple RAID 10 VDs from the same array. A single
RAID 10 VD uses up the entire array.
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Embedded MegaRAID Controller
Installing a SCU Upgrade ROM Module For Embedded RAID SAS Support
The SCU Upgrade ROM module contains a chip on a small circuit board. This module attaches to a
motherboard header. This chip upgrades the standard four-drive SATA support to add SAS support for
up to eight SAS or SATA drives.
To install a SCU upgrade ROM module, follow these steps:
Step 1
Locate the header labelled “PBG DYNAMIC SKU” under any cables that are routed along the chassis
wall (see Figure C-1).
Step 2
Align the connector on the SCU upgrade ROM module with the pins on the header, then gently push the
connector onto the pins.
Step 3
Replace the top cover.
Step 4
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power button.
Step 5
Continue with either Installing a Software RAID Key Module for Embedded RAID 5 Support, page C-10
or Enabling the Embedded RAID Controller in the BIOS, page C-10.
Figure C-1
SCU Upgrade ROM and RAID 5 Key Header Locations on Motherboard
1
FAN1
PCIe1
FAN2
CPU1
PCIe2
FAN3
PSU2
FAN4
FAN4
CPU2
FAN5
285273
PSU1
2
1
SCU upgrade ROM header
PBG DYNAMIC SKU
(adds SAS drive support)
2
Software RAID 5 key header
SW RAID KEY
(adds RAID 5 support)
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Installing a Software RAID Key Module for Embedded RAID 5 Support
The software RAID key module contains a chip on a small circuit board. This module attaches to a
motherboard header. This chip upgrades SAS support to add RAID 5 support (RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 for
up to eight SAS or SATA drives).
Note
You must have the SCU upgrade ROM module installed before you can use this module.
To install a RAID 5 software key module, follow these steps:
Step 1
Locate the header that is labeled “SW RAID KEY” (see Figure C-1).
Step 2
Install the RAID 5 software key module onto the pins of the header.
Step 3
Replace the top cover.
Step 4
Replace the server in the rack, replace cables, and then power on the server by pressing the Power button.
Step 5
Continue with Enabling the Embedded RAID Controller in the BIOS, page C-10.
Enabling the Embedded RAID Controller in the BIOS
When you order the server with this controller, the controller is enabled in the BIOS at the factory.
Note
The default setting in the BIOS for the embedded controller is Disabled. When you order the server with
the embedded controller, the BIOS setting is Enabled at the factory. However, if a server is reset to
defaults, this BIOS setting is reverted to Disabled. Use the procedure below to re-enable the embedded
controller.
Use the following procedure to enable the LSI MegaSR drivers.
Step 1
Boot the server and press F2 when prompted to enter the BIOS Setup utility.
Step 2
Select the Advanced tab, then South Bridge.
Step 3
Set Onboard SCU Storage Support to Enabled.
Step 4
Press F10 to save your changes and exit the utility.
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Disabling the Embedded RAID Controller in the BIOS
Caution
Data migration from SW RAID to HW RAID is not supported and could result in data loss. Migrations
from SW RAID to HW RAID are supported only before there is data on the drives, or the case in which
there are no drives in the server.
If you migrate from using this embedded controller to a RAID controller card, you must disable the
embedded controller in the BIOS (see caution above).
Use the following procedure to disable the LSI MegaSR drivers.
Step 1
Boot the server and press F2 when prompted to enter the BIOS Setup utility.
Step 2
Select the Advanced tab, then South Bridge.
Step 3
Set Onboard SCU Storage Support to Disabled.
Step 4
Press F10 to save your changes and exit the utility.
Launching the LSI Embedded RAID Configuration Utility
Launch the utility by pressing Ctrl+M when you see the prompt during system boot.
For more information about using the Embedded MegaRAID software to configure your disk arrays, see
the LSI Embedded MegaRAID Software User Guide.
Installing LSI MegaSR Drivers For Windows and Linux
Note
The required drivers for this controller are already installed and ready to use with the LSI SWRAID
Configuration Utility. However, if you will use this controller with Windows or Linux, you must
download and install additional drivers for those operating systems.
This section explains how to install the LSI MegaSR drivers for the following supported operating
systems:
•
Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2
•
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.7, 6.1, and 6.2
•
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 (SP1 and SP2)
This section contains the following topics:
•
Downloading the LSI MegaSR Drivers, page C-12
•
Microsoft Windows Driver Installation, page C-12
•
Linux Driver Installation, page C-14
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Downloading the LSI MegaSR Drivers
The MegaSR drivers are included in the C-series driver ISO for your server and OS. Download the
drivers from Cisco.com:
Step 1
Find the drivers ISO file download for your server online and download it to a temporary location on
your workstation:
a.
See the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/navigator.html
b.
Click Unified Computing and Servers in the middle column.
c.
Click Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Standalone Server Software in the right-hand column.
d.
Click your model of server in the right-hand column.
e.
Click Unified Computing System (UCS) Drivers.
f.
Click the release number that you are downloading.
g.
Click Download to download the drivers ISO file.
h.
Verify the information on the next page, then click Proceed With Download.
i.
Continue through the subsequent screens to accept the license agreement and then browse to a
location where you want to save the drivers ISO file.
Microsoft Windows Driver Installation
This section explains the steps to install the LSI MegaSR driver in a Windows installation.
This section contains the following topics:
•
Windows Server 2008R2 Driver Installation, page C-12
•
Updating the Windows Driver, page C-13
•
Linux Driver Installation, page C-14
Windows Server 2008R2 Driver Installation
Perform the following steps to install the LSI MegaSR device driver in a new Windows Server 2008R2
operating system. The Windows operating system automatically adds the driver to the registry and copies
the driver to the appropriate directory.
Step 1
Create a RAID drive group using the LSI SWRAID Configuration utility before you install this driver
for Windows. Launch this utility by pressing Ctrl+M when LSI SWRAID is shown during BIOS post.
Step 2
Download the Cisco UCS C-Series drivers ISO, as described in Downloading the LSI MegaSR Drivers,
page C-12.
Step 3
Prepare the drivers on a USB thumb drive:
a.
Burn the ISO image to a disc.
b.
Browse the contents of the drivers folders to the location of the embedded MegaRAID drivers:
/<OS>/Storage/Intel/C600/
c.
Expand the Zip file, which contains the folder with the MegaSR driver files.
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d.
Step 4
Step 5
Copy the expanded folder to a USB thumb drive.
Start the Windows driver installation using one of the following methods:
•
To install from local media: Connect an external USB DVD drive to the server and then insert the
first Windows install disc into the drive. Skip to Step 6.
•
To install from remote ISO: Log in to the server’s CIMC interface and continue with the next step.
Launch a Virtual KVM console window and select the Virtual Media tab.
a.
Click Add Image and browse to select your remote Windows installation ISO file.
b.
Select the check box in the Mapped column for the media that you just added, then wait for mapping
to complete.
Step 6
Power cycle the server.
Step 7
Press F6 when you see the F6 prompt during bootup. The Boot Menu window opens.
Step 8
On the Boot Manager window, select the physical disc or virtual DVD and press Enter. The Windows
installation begins when the image is booted.
Step 9
Press Enter when you see the prompt, “Press any key to boot from CD.”
Step 10
Observe the Windows installation process and respond to prompts in the wizard as required for your
preferences and company standards.
Step 11
When Windows prompts you with “Where do you want to install Windows,” install the drivers for
embedded MegaRAID:
a.
Click Load Driver. You are prompted by a Load Driver dialog to select the driver to be installed.
b.
Connect the USB thumb drive that you prepared in Step 3 to the target server.
c.
On the Windows Load Driver dialog that you opened in Step a, click Browse.
d.
Use the dialog to browse to the location of the drivers folder on the USB thumb drive, and click OK.
Windows loads the drivers from the folder and when finished, the driver is listed under the prompt,
“Select the driver to be installed.”
e.
Click Next to install the drivers.
Updating the Windows Driver
Perform the following steps to update the LSI MegaSR driver for Windows or to install this driver on an
existing system booted from a standard IDE drive.
Step 1
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Step 2
Double-click System, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager. Device Manager starts.
Step 3
In Device Manager, double-click SCSI and RAID Controllers, right-click the device for which you are
installing the driver, and then click Properties.
Step 4
On the Driver tab, click Update Driver to open the Update Device Driver wizard, and then follow the
wizard instructions to update the driver.
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Linux Driver Installation
This section explains the steps to install the embedded MegaRAID device driver in a Red Hat Enterprise
Linux installation or a SuSE Linux Enterprise Server installation.
This section contains the following topics:
•
Obtaining the Driver Image File, page C-14
•
Preparing Physical Installation Diskettes For Linux, page C-14
•
Installing the Red Hat Linux Driver, page C-16
•
Installing the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Driver, page C-17
Obtaining the Driver Image File
See Downloading the LSI MegaSR Drivers, page C-12 for instructions on obtaining the drivers. The
Linux driver is offered in the form of dud-[driver version].img, which is the boot image for the
embedded MegaRAID stack.
Note
The LSI MegaSR drivers that Cisco provides for Red Hat Linux and SUSE Linux are for the original GA
versions of those distributions. The drivers do not support updates to those OS kernels.
Preparing Physical Installation Diskettes For Linux
This section describes how to prepare physical Linux installation diskettes from the driver image files,
using either the Windows operating system or the Linux operating system.
Note
Alternatively, you can mount the dud.img file as a virtual floppy disk, as described in the installation
procedures.
Preparing Physical Installation Diskettes With the Windows Operating System:
Under Windows, you can use the RaWrite floppy image-writer utility to create disk images from image
files. Perform the following steps to build installation diskettes.
Step 1
Download the Cisco UCS C-Series drivers ISO, as described in Downloading the LSI MegaSR Drivers,
page C-12 and save it to your Windows system that has a diskette drive.
Step 2
Extract the dud.img file:
a.
Burn the ISO image to a disc.
b.
Browse the contents of the drivers folders to the location of the embedded MegaRAID drivers:
/<OS>/Storage/Intel/C600/
c.
Step 3
Expand the Zip file, which contains the folder with the driver files.
Copy the driver update disk image dud-[driver version].img and your file raw write.exe to a
directory.
Note
RaWrite is not included in the driver package.
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Step 4
If necessary, use this command to change the file name of the driver update disk to a name with fewer
than eight characters: copy dud-[driver version].img dud.img
Step 5
Open the DOS Command Prompt and navigate to the directory where raw write.exe is located.
Step 6
Type the following command to create the installation diskette: raw write
Step 7
Press Enter.
You are prompted to enter the name of the boot image file.
Step 8
Type the following: dud.img
Step 9
Press Enter.
You are prompted for the target diskette.
Step 10
Insert a floppy diskette into the floppy drive and type: A:
Step 11
Press Enter.
Step 12
Press Enter again to start copying the file to the diskette.
Step 13
After the command prompt returns and the floppy disk drive LED goes out, remove the diskette.
Step 14
Label the diskette with the image name.
Preparing Installation Disks With a Linux Operating System:
Under Red Hat Linux and SuSE Linux, you can use a driver diskette utility to create disk images from
image files. Perform the following steps to create the driver update disk:
Step 1
Download the Cisco UCS C-Series drivers ISO, as described in Downloading the LSI MegaSR Drivers,
page C-12 and save it to your Linux system that has a diskette drive.
Step 2
Extract the dud.img file:
a.
Burn the ISO image to a disc.
b.
Browse the contents of the drivers folders to the location of the embedded MegaRAID drivers:
/<OS>/Storage/Intel/C600/
c.
Expand the Zip file, which contains the folder with the driver files.
Step 3
Copy the driver update disk image dud-[driver version].img to your Linux system.
Step 4
Insert a blank floppy diskette into the floppy drive.
Step 5
Confirm that the files are in the selected directory.
Step 6
Create the driver update diskette using the following command:
dd if=dud-[driver version].img of=/dev/fd0
Step 7
After the command prompt returns and the floppy disk drive LED goes out, remove the diskette.
Step 8
Label the diskette with the image name.
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Installing the Red Hat Linux Driver
This section describes the fresh installation of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7, 6.1, or 6.2 device driver
on systems with the embedded MegaRAID stack.
Step 1
Create a RAID drive group using the LSI SWRAID Configuration utility before you install this driver
for the OS. Launch this utility by pressing Ctrl+M when LSI SWRAID is shown during BIOS post.
Step 2
Prepare the dud.img file using one of the following methods:
Step 3
•
To install from a physical diskette: Use one of the procedures in Preparing Physical Installation
Diskettes For Linux, page C-14. 
Then return to Step 4 of this procedure.
•
To install from a virtual floppy disk: Download and save the Cisco UCS C-Series drivers ISO, as
described in Downloading the LSI MegaSR Drivers, page C-12. 
Then continue with the next step.
Extract the dud.img file:
a.
Burn the ISO image to a disc.
b.
Browse the contents of the drivers folders to the location of the embedded MegaRAID drivers:
/<OS>/Storage/Intel/C600/
c.
Step 4
Step 5
Copy the dud-<driver version>.img file to a temporary location on your workstation.
Start the Linux driver installation using one of the following methods:
•
To install from local media: Connect an external USB DVD drive to the server and then insert the
first RHEL install disc into the drive. 
Then continue with Step 6.
•
To install from remote ISO: Log in to the server’s CIMC interface. Then continue with the next step.
Launch a Virtual KVM console window and select the Virtual Media tab.
a.
Click Add Image and browse to select your remote RHEL installation ISO file.
b.
Click Add Image again and browse to select your dud.img file.
c.
Select the check boxes in the Mapped column for the media that you just added, then wait for
mapping to complete.
Step 6
Power cycle the server.
Step 7
Press F6 when you see the F6 prompt during bootup. The Boot Menu window opens.
Step 8
On the Boot Manager window, select the physical disc or virtual DVD and press Enter.
The RHEL installation begins when the image is booted.
Step 9
Type one of the following commands at the boot prompt:
•
For RHEL 5.7 (32- and 64-bit), type: 
Linux dd blacklist=isci blacklist=ahci noprobe=<atadrive number>
•
For RHEL 6.1 and 6.2 (32- and 64-bit), type: 
Linux dd blacklist=isci blacklist=ahci nodmraid noprobe=<atadrive number>
Note
The noprobe values depend on the number of drives. For example, to install RHEL 5.7 on a
RAID 5 configuration with three drives, enter: 
Linux dd blacklist=isci blacklist=ahci noprobe=ata1 noprobe=ata2 noprobe=ata3
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Step 10
Press Enter.
The prompt asks whether you have a driver disk.
Step 11
Use the arrow key to select Yes, and then press Enter.
Step 12
Select fd0 to indicate that you have a floppy diskette with the driver on it.
Step 13
Do one of the following actions:
•
If you prepared the IMG file on a physical diskette in Step 2: Connect an external USB diskette drive
to the target server and then insert the diskette in the A:/ drive and press Enter.
•
If you mapped the IMG file as a virtual floppy in Step 5: Select the location of the virtual floppy.
The installer locates and loads the driver for your device. The following message appears:
Loading megasr driver...
Step 14
Follow the Red Hat Linux installation procedure to complete the installation.
Step 15
Reboot the system.
Installing the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Driver
This section describes the installation of the SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 driver on a system with
the embedded MegaRAID stack.
Us e the following procedure to install the SLES drivers.
Step 1
Create a RAID drive group using the LSI SWRAID Configuration utility before you install this driver
for the OS. Launch this utility by pressing Ctrl+M when LSI SWRAID is shown during BIOS post.
Step 2
Prepare the dud.img file using one of the following methods:
Step 3
•
To install from a physical diskette: Use one of the procedures in Preparing Physical Installation
Diskettes For Linux, page C-14. 
Then return to Step 4 of this procedure.
•
To install from a virtual floppy disk: Download and save the Cisco UCS C-Series drivers ISO, as
described in Downloading the LSI MegaSR Drivers, page C-12. 
Then continue with the next step.
Extract the dud.img file:
a.
Burn the ISO image to a disc.
b.
Browse the contents of the drivers folders to the location of the embedded MegaRAID drivers:
/<OS>/Storage/Intel/C600/
c.
Step 4
Step 5
Copy the dud-<driver version>.img file to a temporary location on your workstation.
Start the Linux driver installation using one of the following methods:
•
To install from local media: Connect an external USB DVD drive to the server and then insert the
first RHEL install disc into the drive. Skip to Step 6.
•
To install from remote ISO: Log in to the server’s CIMC interface and continue with the next step.
Launch a Virtual KVM console window and select the Virtual Media tab.
a.
Click Add Image and browse to select your remote RHEL installation ISO file.
b.
Click Add Image again and browse to select your dud.img file.
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c.
Select the check box in the Mapped column for the media that you just added, then wait for mapping
to complete.
Step 6
Power cycle the server.
Step 7
Press F6 when you see the F6 prompt during bootup. The Boot Menu window opens.
Step 8
On the Boot Manager window, select the physical disc or virtual DVD and press Enter. The SLES
installation begins when the image is booted.
Step 9
When the first SLES screen appears, select Installation on the menu.
Step 10
Type one of the following in the Boot Options field:
•
For SLES 11 and SLES 11 SP1 (32- and 64-bit), type: brokenmodules=ahci
•
For SLES 11 SP2 (32-and 64-bit), type: brokenmodules=ahci brokenmodules=isci
Step 11
Press F6 for the driver and select Yes.
Step 12
Do one of the following actions:
•
If you prepared the IMG file on a physical diskette in Step 2: Connect an external USB diskette drive
to the target server and then insert the diskette in the A:/ drive and press Enter.
•
If you mapped the IMG file as a virtual floppy in Step 5: Select the location of the virtual floppy.
“Yes” appears under the F6 Driver heading.
Step 13
Press Enter to select Installation.
Step 14
Press OK.
The following message appears: LSI Soft RAID Driver Updates added.
Step 15
At the menu, select the driver update medium and press the Back button.
Step 16
Continue and complete the installation process by following the prompts.
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RAID Controller Cabling
This section includes the following topics:
•
Cable Routing, page C-19
•
Cisco UCS C220 Server Cabling, page C-20
Cable Routing
The RAID controller connectors in this server are shown in Figure C-2. The red line indicates the
recommended cable routing path from the backplane to the possible controller locations. An opening in
the chassis divider has been provided for cable routing to the backplane.
Figure C-2
RAID Controller Connectors
1
2
4
3
5
SAS1
SAS2
SAS2
SAS1
FAN1
PCIe1
FAN2
CPU1
6
PCIe2
FAN3
PSU2
FAN4
FAN4
CPU2
FAN5
331721
PSU1
1 Drive backplane
4 Mezzanine card mini-SAS connectors
2 Cable opening in chassis divider
5 Embedded RAID mini-SAS connectors on
motherboard
3 RAID backup unit mounting location 
(on removable air baffle)
6 PCIe risers for PCIe cards
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Cisco UCS C220 Server Cabling
This section contains the following topics:
•
Backplane and Expander Options, page C-20
•
SFF 8-Drive Backplane Cabling, page C-20
•
LFF 4-Drive Backplane Cabling, page C-22
Backplane and Expander Options
The server is orderable in two different versions, each with one of two different front panel/backplane
configurations:
•
Cisco UCS C220 (small form-factor (SFF) drives, with 8-drive backplane. 
Holds up to eight 2.5-inch hard drives or solid state drives.
•
Cisco UCS C220 (large form factor (LFF) drives, with 4-drive backplane). 
Holds up to four 3.5-inch hard drives.
SFF 8-Drive Backplane Cabling
The cable connections required for each type of controller are as follows:
Embedded RAID
This option can control up to eight drives.
The required UCSC-CABLE1 cable kit has two mini-SAS cables. Cable 1 controls drives 1–4 and cable 2
controls drives 5–8.
Step 1
Connect mini-SAS cable 1 from the motherboard connector SAS1 to the drives 1–4 connectors on the
backplane.
Step 2
Connect the cable 1 SGPIO connector labeled, “S1” to backplane connector S1.
Step 3
Connect mini-SAS cable 2 from the motherboard connector SAS2 to the drives 5–8 connectors on the
backplane.
Step 4
Connect the cable 2 SGPIO connector labeled, “S2” to backplane connector S2.
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Cisco UCS RAID SAS 2008M-8i Mezzanine Card
This option can control up to eight drives.
The required UCSC-CABLE1 cable kit has two mini-SAS cables. Cable 1 controls drives 1–4 and cable 2
controls drives 5–8.
Step 1
Connect mini-SAS cable 1 from connector SAS1 on the card to the drives 1–4 connectors on the
backplane.
Step 2
Connect the mini-SAS cable 1 SGPIO connector S1 to backplane connector S1.
Step 3
Connect mini-SAS cable 2 from connector SAS2 on the card to the drives 5–8 connectors on the
backplane.
Step 4
Connect the mini-SAS cable 2 SGPIO connector S2 to backplane connector S2.
LSI MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i or 9266CV-8i PCIe Card
This option can control up to eight drives.
The required UCSC-CABLE1 cable kit has two mini-SAS cables. Cable 1 controls drives 1–4 and cable 2
controls drives 5–8.
Step 1
Connect mini-SAS cable 1 from connector SAS1 on the card to the drives 1–4 connectors on the
backplane.
Step 2
Connect the mini-SAS cable 1 SGPIO connector S1 to backplane connector S1.
Step 3
Connect mini-SAS cable 2 from connector SAS2 on the card to the drives 5–8 connectors on the
backplane.
Step 4
Connect the mini-SAS cable 2 SGPIO connector S2 to backplane connector S2.
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LFF 4-Drive Backplane Cabling
The cable connections required for each type of controller are as follows:
Embedded RAID
This option can control up to four drives.
The required UCSC-CABLE3 cable kit has two mini-SAS cables. Cable 1 controls drives 1–4.
Step 1
Connect mini-SAS cable 1 from the motherboard connector SAS1 to the drives 1–4 connectors on the
backplane.
Step 2
Connect the cable 1 SGPIO connector labeled, “S1” to backplane connector S1.
Cisco UCS RAID SAS 2008M-8i Mezzanine Card
This option can control up to four drives.
The required UCSC-CABLE3 cable kit has two mini-SAS cables. Cable 1 controls drives 1–4.
Step 1
Connect mini-SAS cable 1 from connector SAS1 on the card to the drives 1–4 connectors on the
backplane.
Step 2
Connect the mini-SAS cable 1 SGPIO connector S1 to backplane connector S1.
LSI MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i or 9266CV-8i PCIe Card
This option can control up to four drives.
The required UCSC-CABLE3 cable kit has two mini-SAS cables. Cable 1 controls drives 1–4.
Step 1
Connect mini-SAS cable 1 from connector SAS1 on the card to the drives 1–4 connectors on the
backplane.
Step 2
Connect the mini-SAS cable 1 SGPIO connector S1 to backplane connector S1.
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Restoring RAID Configuration After Replacing a RAID Controller
When you replace a RAID controller, the RAID configuration that is stored in the controller is lost. Use
the following procedure to restore your RAID configuration to your new RAID controller.
Step 1
Replace your RAID controller. See Replacing a PCIe Card, page 3-33.
Step 2
If this was a full chassis swap, replace all drives into the drive bays, in the same order that they were
installed in the old chassis.
Step 3
Reboot the server and watch for the prompt to press F.
Step 4
Press F when you see the following on-screen prompt:
Foreign configuration(s) found on adapter.
Press any key to continue or ‘C’ load the configuration utility,
or ‘F’ to import foreign configuration(s) and continue.
Step 5
Press any key (other than C) to continue when you see the following on-screen prompt:
All of the disks from your previous configuration are gone. If this is
an unexpected message, then please power of your system and check your cables
to ensure all disks are present.
Press any key to continue, or ‘C’ to load the configuration utility.
Step 6
Watch the subsequent screens for confirmation that your RAID configuration was imported correctly.
•
If you see the following message, your configuration was successfully imported. The LSI virtual
drive is also listed among the storage devices.
N Virtual Drive(s) found on host adapter.
•
If you see the following message, your configuration was not imported. This can happen if you do
not press F quickly enough when prompted. In this case, reboot the server and try the import
operation again wen you are prompted to press F.
0 Virtual Drive(s) found on host adapter.
For More Information
The LSI utilities have help documentation for more information about using the utilities.
For basic information about RAID and for using the utilities for the RAID controller cards that are
supported in Cisco servers, see the Cisco UCS Servers RAID Guide.
For more information about using the Embedded MegaRAID software to configure your disk arrays, see
the LSI Embedded MegaRAID Software User Guide.
Full LSI documentation is also available:
•
LSI MegaRAID SAS Software User’s Guide (for LSI MegaRAID)
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/3rd-party/lsi/mrsas/userguide/LSI_MR_SAS_SW_UG.pdf
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LSI SAS2 Integrated RAID Solution User Guide (for LSI SAS 2008)
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/3rd-party/lsi/irsas/userguide/LSI_IR_SAS_UG.pdf
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RAID Controller Considerations
For More Information
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Installation for Cisco UCS Integration
The Cisco UCS integration instructions have been moved to the integration guides found here:
Cisco UCS C-Series Server Integration with UCS Manager Guides
Refer to the guide that is for the version of Cisco UCS Manager that you are using.
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Installation for Cisco UCS Integration
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