Gateway E-9425R Server User Manual

E-9425R Server
USERGUIDE
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Contents
Chapter 1: Checking Out Your Gateway Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
System board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Hot-swap backplanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
SAS/SATA backplane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
LED information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Server Companion DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Gateway Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Setting up the hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Protecting from power source problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Mounting your server into a cabinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Installing the bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Removing the server from a cabinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Starting your server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Understanding the power-on self-test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Turning off your server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Setting up the operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Initial hardware settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Chapter 3: Maintaining Your Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Caring for your server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Cleaning your server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Preparing for system recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Recording the BIOS configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
System administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Gateway Systems Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Server security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Identifying your server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Updating the baseboard management controller firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Using your Server Companion DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Server Companion DVD contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Viewing documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Installing drivers and programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Booting the Server Companion DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Chapter 4: Installing Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Preparing to install components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Selecting a place to work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Gathering the tools you need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Opening the server case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Closing the server case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Installing and removing drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Removing and installing an optical drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Removing and installing a hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Installing an optional diskette drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Filling empty drive bays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Installing memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Non-redundant mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Mirroring mode: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Sparing mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Installing and removing PCI expansion cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Removing and installing the PCI riser assembly, a riser, or PCI card . . . . .39
Replacing system fans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Replacing or adding a processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Replacing a power supply module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Replacing the power distribution board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Replacing the power cage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Replacing the hot-swap backplanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Replacing the ROMB battery pack for the mezzanine RAID card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Installing and removing an optional mezzanine board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Replacing the CMOS battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Replacing the control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Replacing the system board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Chapter 5: Using the BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Opening the BIOS Setup utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Updating the BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Recovering the BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Resetting the BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Resetting BIOS passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Updating and recovering the BMC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Updating the BMC firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Recovering the BMC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Before calling Gateway Customer Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Tutoring and training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
First steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Battery replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
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Beep codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
LED information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Diagnostic LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Optical drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Expansion cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Appendix A: Server Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
System specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
System board specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Environmental specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Electronic specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Memory map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Interrupts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Connector pinouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Additional specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Appendix B: BIOS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Appendix C: Legal Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Appendix D: Safety Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
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Front
Back
Interior
System board
Hot-swap backplanes
Getting Help
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Front
Control panel
Optical drive
SMIL module port
Hard drives
Control panel
#
Feature
#
Feature
1
2 USB ports
6
NIC status LED
2
Power button
7
System fault LED
3
ID button
8
Reset button
4
Power LED
9
NMI button
5
ID LED
Dual NIC
connectors
PS/2 keyboard
connector
Back
Server
management
port
2
PS/2 mouse
connector
VGA
connector
ID LED
Dual USB
connectors
Serial port
SAS JBOD connector
(optional
AC power
connector
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Interior
#
Feature
#
Feature
1
System board
7
Slimline DVD/CD-RW combo drive or
DVD-RW drive
2
System fans
8
SAS/SATA backplane
3
Fan board
9
ROMB battery backup
4
Hard drive bays
10
Riser card assembly
5
SMIL module (optional)
11
Power supply bay
6
Control panel
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System board
Connectors
37
36
35
34
33
32
31
30
29
28
4
#
Feature
#
Feature
1
Rear dual USB Port (J35)
20
DIMM7 socket (J24)
2
Serial port (J31)
21
DIMM8 socket (J25)
3
ID LED (CR16)
22
Fan power/fan tach connector (J99)
4
VGA port (J39)
23
Processor 1 (CPU1) socket
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Feature
#
Feature
5
PS/2 mouse port (J15)
24
Processor 2 (CPU2) socket
6
PS/2 keyboard port (J6)
25
Processor power connector (J28)
7
Server management port (J59)
26
SMIL connector (J33)
8
Dual NIC connector (RJ-45) (J14)
27
Main power connector (J5)
9
PCI-E expansion slot (J4)
28
Internal USB port for USB floppy (J27)
10
PCI-X/PCI-E expansion slot (J9)
29
Control panel USB connector (J38)
11
Battery (B1)
30
Power supply I2C connector (J46)
12
System configuration jumper (J3)
31
Mini-SAS connector 1 (J1)
13
Front panel VGA connector (J13)
32
Control panel IDE connector (J7)
14
DIMM1 socket (J18)
33
Mini-SAS connector 2 (J2)
15
DIMM2 socket (J19)
34
Chassis intrusion connector (J17)
16
DIMM3 Socket (J20)
35
PCI-E mezzanine board connector (J11)
17
DIMM4 socket (J21)
36
PCI-X mezzanine board connector (J36)
18
DIMM5 socket (J22)
37
Floppy connector (J26)
19
DIMM6 socket (J23)
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Hot-swap backplanes
SAS/SATA backplane
6
#
Feature
#
Feature
1
IDE connector
7
SAS/SATA hard drive connector 3
2
Control panel USB connector (to
control panel)
8
Control panel USB connector (to
system board)
3
SSI connector
9
JTAG connector
4
SAS/SATA hard drive connector 0
10
SSI/IDE connector
5
SAS/SATA hard drive connector 1
11
Backplane power connector
6
SAS/SATA hard drive connector 2
12
SAS connector
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LED information
See the following table for a description of this server’s LEDs and the information they provide:
LED Name
Function
Location
Color
Description
ID
Aid in server
identification
Control panel and
back of system
board
Yellow
(front)
Blue (back)
On - Server identification
enabled
System Fault
Visible fault
warning
Control panel
Red
Off - System normal
Blinking - Non-critical system
fault
On - Critical system fault
(system needs to be shut down
and serviced)
Hard drive tray
LEDs
Indicate drive
status and activity
On each hard drive
tray
Blue or red
Blue (On) - Hard drive present
Blue (Blinking) - Hard drive
activity
Red (On) - Hard drive fault
Red (Blinking) - Hard drive
rebuilding
Off - No hard drive access
NIC status LEDs
Identify NIC states
Control panel and
back I/O panel
RJ-45 connectors
Blue (front)
Blue (On) - Link
Blue (Blink) - Activity
Off - No link
Green/
Orange
(back)
LED 1 Green (On) - NIC linked
LED 1 Green (Blinking) - NIC 1
Gbps activity
LED 1 (Off) - No link
LED 2 Orange (On) Link speed
1 Gbps
LED 2 Green (On) - Link at
100 Mbps
LED 2 Green (Off) - Link at
10 Mbps
Power LED
Identify the power
state of the system
Control panel
Blue
Off - Power is off
Blinking - Power saving state
(S1, S3, or S4)
On - Power is on
AC power LED
Identify power
supply fault
Power supply
module
Green or
Orange
Green (On) - Power supply good
and receiving power
Orange (On) - Power supply
critical event causing shutdown
Orange (Blinking) - Close to
protection threshold or over
within 15 seconds
Off - Power supply not receiving
power
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Getting Help
In addition to your operating system’s documentation, you can use the following information
resources to help you use your server.
Server Companion DVD
Use the Server Companion DVD to access file utilities, Windows Server 2003 drivers, and
documentation for your server and its components. For instructions, see Using Your Server
Companion DVD.
Gateway Web site
Gateway provides a variety of information on its Web site to help you use your server.
Visit the Gateway Web site at support.gateway.com for:
• Technical documentation and product guides
• Technical tips and support
• Updated hardware drivers
• Order status
• Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Telephone support
You can access a wide range of services through your telephone, including customer service,
technical support, and information services. For more information, see “Telephone support” on
page 64.
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Protecting from power source problems
Mounting your server into a cabinet
Starting your server
Setting up the operating system
Initial hardware settings
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Setting up the hardware
To make sure that your working environment is safe:
• Use a clean, dry, flat, stable surface for your server. Allow at least 6 inches at the back of
the server for cabling and air circulation.
• Use the instructions on your server’s setup poster to set up your hardware.
Caution
Your server comes with 3-wire AC power cords fitted with the correct plug
style for your region. If these plugs do not match the connectors on your surge
protector, UPS, or wall outlet, do not attempt to modify the plugs in any way. Use
a surge protector, UPS, or wall outlet that is appropriate for the supplied AC power
cords.
• Use a grounded (three-prong) surge protector. A surge protector helps protect against AC
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power fluctuations. For additional protection from power outages, we recommend that you
use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
Avoid subjecting your server to extreme temperature changes. Do not expose your server
to direct sunlight, heating ducts, or other heat-generating objects. Damage caused by
extreme temperatures is not covered by your warranty. As a general rule, your server is
safest at temperatures that are comfortable for you.
Important
Keep the server boxes and packing material in case you need to ship the
server.
• Keep your server and magnetic media away from equipment that generates magnetic
fields, such as unshielded stereo speakers. Strong magnetic fields can erase data on both
diskettes and hard drives. Even a telephone placed too close to the server may cause
interference.
Protecting from power source problems
Surge protectors, line conditioners, and uninterruptible power supplies can help protect your
server against power source problems.
Surge protectors
Caution
High voltages can enter your server through the power cord and the modem and
network connections. Protect your server by using a surge protector. If you have a modem,
use a surge protector that has the appropriate type of modem jack. During an electrical
storm, unplug the surge protector and the modem and network cables.
During a power surge, the voltage level of electricity coming into your server can increase to far
above normal levels and cause data loss or server damage. Protect your server and peripheral
devices by connecting them to a surge protector, which absorbs voltage surges and prevents them
from reaching your server.
When you purchase a surge protector:
• Make sure that the surge protector meets the appropriate product safety certification for
your location, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
• Check the maximum amount of voltage the protector allows to pass through the line. The
lower the voltage, the better the protection for your server.
• Check the energy absorption (dissipation) rating. The higher the energy absorption rating,
the better the protection for your server.
Line conditioners
A line conditioner protects your server from the small fluctuations in voltage from an electrical
supply. Most servers can handle this variation, called line noise, without problems. However, some
electrical sources include more line noise than normal. Line noise can also be a problem if your
server is located near, or shares a circuit with, a device that causes electromagnetic interference,
such as a television or a motor.
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Some surge protectors and uninterruptible power supplies include simple line-conditioning
capabilities.
Uninterruptible power supplies
Use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect your server from data loss during a total
power failure. A UPS uses a battery to keep your server running temporarily during a power failure
and lets you save your work and shut down your server. You cannot run your server for an
extended period of time while using only the UPS. To buy a UPS, visit accessories.gateway.com.
Mounting your server into a cabinet
Caution
Before attaching cabinet accessories, make sure that the server is turned off and all
power cords are unplugged.
The fixed-rail cabinet mounting hardware included with your server should be used with standard
4-post cabinets that have front and back vertical posts. If your cabinet is a different type, obtain
mounting hardware from the cabinet manufacturer.
Caution
The cabinet must provide sufficient airflow to the front of the server to maintain
correct cooling.
The fixed-rail rackmount kit contents:
• Front server rails (2)
• Back server rails (2)
• Fastener pack (1)
• Locking screws (4)
• Mounting nuts (4)
• Mounting screws (4)
If you ordered the optional tooless-rail kit for your server, refer to the instructions included in
the kit.
To mount your server in a cabinet:
1 Align the slots in the front server rails with the studs on the side of the server, then engage
the slots with the studs and slide the rails forward until they stop.
Front server rail (installed)
Stud
Stud
Locking screw (installed)
2 Align the locking screw holes in the rails with the threaded screw holes in the server, then
install one locking screw through the each front server rail.
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3 Align the slots in the back server rails with the studs on the side of the server, then engage
the slots with the studs and slide the rail forward until it stops.
Locking screw (installed)
Stud
Back server rail
(installed)
Stud
4 Align the locking screw holes in the rails with the threaded screw holes in the server, then
install one locking screw through the each back server rail.
5 Attach mounting nuts to the two front cabinet posts where you plan to install the server.
Front cabinet post
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6 Attach one mounting nut to each of the two back cabinet posts where you plan to install
the server.
Hinged back rail
mounting bracket
Back cabinet post
Mounting nut
7 Hold the server in place in the cabinet and swing the hinged back rail mounting brackets
into alignment with the mounting nuts, then secure the back in place with two mounting
screws (one on each side).
Mounting screw
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Warning
You must support the server while installing or removing the front and back
mounting screws. If the server is not supported, damage to the server or injury may
result.
8 Align the mounting screw holes in the server handles with the front mounting nuts, then
secure the front in place with two mounting screws (one on each side).
Server
Mounting screw
Installing the bezel
To install the bezel:
1 With the server pulled out from the cabinet, align the holes in the handles with the holes
in the sides of the server.
2 Attach the handles to the sides of the server with two mounting screws on each side.
Mounting screw
Handle
Server (side)
Mounting screw
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3 Remove the bezel lock keys from the inside of the bezel, then insert the left side of the bezel
into the left handle and swing the right side of the bezel in until it snaps into place.
4 When the bezel is in place, lock the bezel by inserting the key into the lock in the lower
right corner of the bezel and turning it clockwise until it stops.
5 Put the key in a safe place.
Removing the server from a cabinet
To remove the server from a cabinet:
Warning
Screws are required to support the front and back of the server. You must
support the server while removing the front screws and back screws. If the server
is not supported, damage to the server or injury may result.
1 While supporting the server, remove the front and rear mounting screws that hold the
server in the cabinet.
2 Remove the server from the cabinet.
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Starting your server
Before you start your server for the first time:
• Make sure that the server and monitor are plugged into a power outlet or surge protector
and that the surge protector (if you are using one) is turned on.
Caution
When you connect peripheral devices to the server, make sure that your
server and devices are turned off and the power cords are unplugged.
• Make sure that all cables are connected securely to the correct ports and jacks on the back
of the server.
To start the server:
1 Turn on any peripheral devices connected to the server.
2 Press the power button (1), the Power LED (2) lights.
If nothing happens when you press the power button:
• Make sure that the power cable(s) is plugged in securely and that your surge protector
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(if you are using one) is plugged in and turned on.
Make sure that the monitor is connected to the server, plugged into the power outlet
or surge protector, and turned on. You may also need to adjust the monitor’s brightness
and contrast controls.
If you cannot find the cause of the power loss, contact Gateway Customer Care. For
more information, see “Getting Help” on page 8.
3 The first time you turn on the server, any pre-installed operating system may begin asking
you for configuration settings. See your operating system’s documentation for instructions
on configuring advanced settings for your specific network.
Understanding the power-on self-test
When you turn on your server, the power-on self-test (POST) routine checks the server memory
and components. If POST finds any problems, the server displays error messages. Write down any
error messages that you see, then see “Error messages” on page 65 and “Beep codes” on page 70
for troubleshooting information.
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Turning off your server
Every time you turn off your server, first shut down the operating system. You may lose data if
you do not follow the correct procedure.
To turn off the server:
Caution
The power button on the server does not turn off server AC power. To
remove AC power from the server, you must unplug the AC power cords from the
wall outlet or power source. The power cords are considered the disconnect device
to the main (AC) power.
1 Use the instructions in the operating system’s documentation or online help to shut down
the operating system. Whenever possible, you should use the operating system’s shut down
procedure instead of pressing the power button.
2 If your server did not turn off automatically, press the power button.
- OR Press the reset button to reset the server.
Setting up the operating system
If you ordered your server with the operating system already installed by Gateway, in most cases
it is completely installed and the basic settings are already configured. The Windows Small Business
Server operating system may require additional installation, depending on the version you
ordered. See your operating system’s documentation for instructions on completing the
installation or configuring advanced settings for your specific network.
If you are installing an operating system because it was not already installed by Gateway, see the
appropriate installation guide for instructions.
Initial hardware settings
Your server comes from the manufacturer with the correct initial hardware settings to operate your
server as configured. However, you might want to change settings to reflect a tasking change, a
change in security requirements, or the addition of new resources to your server.
General hardware settings can be changed by using the BIOS Setup utility. For information on
the BIOS Setup utility, see “Using the BIOS Setup Utility” on page 55. For information on BIOS
settings, see “BIOS Settings” on page 89.
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Maintaining Your Server
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Preparing for system recovery
System administration
Identifying your server
Updating the baseboard management controller
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• Using your Server Companion DVD
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Caring for your server
To extend the life of your server:
• Be careful not to bump or drop your server.
• When transporting your server, we recommend that you put it in the original packaging
materials.
• Keep your server and magnetic media away from equipment that generates magnetic
fields, such as unshielded speakers.
• Avoid subjecting your server to extreme temperatures. Do not expose your server to
heating ducts or other heat-generating objects. Damage caused by extreme temperatures
is not covered by your warranty. As a general rule, your server is safest at temperatures
that are comfortable for you.
• Keep all liquids away from your server. When spilled onto server components, almost any
liquid can result in extremely expensive repairs that are not covered under your warranty.
• Avoid dusty or dirty work environments. Dust and dirt can clog the internal mechanisms
and can cause the server to overheat.
Cleaning your server
Keeping your server clean and the vents free from dust helps keep your server performing at its
best. Your server cleaning kit could include:
• A soft, lint-free cloth
• Glass cleaner
• An aerosol can of air with a narrow, straw-like extension
• Isopropyl alcohol
• Cotton swabs
• A tape drive cleaning cartridge (if a tape drive is installed)
• An optical drive cleaning kit
Cleaning tips
Warning
When you shut down your server, the power turns off, but some electrical current
still flows through your server. To avoid possible injury from electrical shock, unplug the
power cord and all other cables connected to the server.
• Always turn off your server and other peripheral devices before cleaning any components.
• Use a damp, lint-free cloth to clean your server and other parts of your server system. Do
not use abrasive or solvent cleaners because they can damage the finish on components.
• Keep the cooling vents free of dust. With your server turned off and unplugged, brush the
dust away from the vents with a damp cloth, but be careful not to drip any water into the
vents.
Cleaning the keyboard
You should clean the keyboard occasionally by using an aerosol can of air with a narrow,
straw-like extension to remove dust and lint trapped under the keys.
If you spill liquid on the keyboard, turn off your server and turn the keyboard upside down to
let the liquid drain. Let the keyboard dry completely before trying to use it again. If the keyboard
does not work after it dries, you may need to replace it. Keyboard damage resulting from spilled
liquids is not covered by your warranty.
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Cleaning the screen
Caution
The computer screen is made of specially coated glass and can be scratched or
damaged by abrasive or ammonia-based glass cleaners.
If your computer screen is an LCD monitor, use only a damp, soft cloth to clean it. Never spray
water directly onto the screen.
- OR If your computer screen is not a flat panel display, use a soft cloth dampened with glass cleaner
to clean the screen. Never spray cleaner directly onto the screen.
Cleaning the tape drive
If you use a tape drive to back up your files, regular maintenance will lengthen the life of the
drive. To maintain the drive’s reliability:
• Clean the drive monthly with the cleaning cartridge included with the drive.
• Remove the tape from the drive whenever the drive is not in use.
Preparing for system recovery
If your system files are corrupted, you may not be able to start the server from the hard drive.
Startup diskettes are diskettes that let you start the server and attempt to fix the problem. See
your operating system’s documentation or online help for instructions on creating startup
diskettes.
Some operating systems also let you create an emergency repair diskette to back up critical
operating system files. See your operating system’s documentation or online help for instructions
on creating and using an emergency repair diskette.
Recording the BIOS configuration
To help keep track of your custom changes to BIOS settings and to prepare for system recovery,
you should record your BIOS configuration after you have your server set up and working.
To record your BIOS configuration:
1 Print the appendix for “BIOS Settings” on page 89.
2 Restart your server, then press F2 at any time after you see the LEDs on your keyboard
flash or turn off. The BIOS Setup utility opens.
3 Record the BIOS settings on your printout.
System administration
Gateway Systems Manager
Gateway Systems Manager (GSM) lets you manage multiple computers on a Windows network
from a single window, then implement commands and policies across the network with a single
action. With Gateway Systems Manager, you can run system management tasks which are
triggered by certain events or conditions.
For more information, refer to the Gateway Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) User Guide
at http://support.gateway.com/support/default.asp# (by selecting this server from the list). You
can also find additional information in the program’s online help.
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Server security
Locking the server
To lock the server:
1 Remove the bezel lock keys from the inside of the bezel, then snap on the bezel. The handles
must be installed for the bezel to snap on. For instructions, see “Installing the bezel” on
page 14.
2 Insert the key into the lock and rotate it ¼ turn clockwise. To unlock it, rotate the key ¼
turn counter-clockwise.
Using BIOS security passwords
To prevent unauthorized use of the server, you can set server startup passwords. Set an
administrator password to prevent unauthorized access to the BIOS Setup utility.
To set the BIOS security passwords:
1 Restart your server, then press F2 at any time after you see the LEDs on your keyboard
flash or turn off. The BIOS Setup utility opens.
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Select the Security menu.
Select Change Administrator Password.
Type the password and press ENTER, then type it again and press ENTER.
Save your changes and close the BIOS Setup utility.
To remove a BIOS security password:
Tip
Passwords can also be cleared using jumpers on the system board. For
instructions, see “Resetting BIOS passwords” on page 59.
1 Restart your server, then press F2 at any time after you see the LEDs on your keyboard
flash or turn off. The BIOS Setup utility opens.
2 Select the Security menu, then select the password to remove.
3 Enter the current password, then press ENTER.
4 For the new password, leave the password field blank, then press ENTER. The password is
removed.
Identifying your server
While you are working on a cabinet that contains several slim servers, it can be difficult to keep
track of which server or servers you are currently working on. The System ID indicators are a
yellow LED (front) and a blue LED (back) that you can turn on to help you locate the correct server.
For the System ID indicator to turn on, the server does not need to be turned on, but it does need
to be plugged in.
To turn on the System ID indicator:
1 Press the ID button on the control panel of the server. The yellow (front) and blue (back)
System ID LED indicators turn on. For the location of these LEDs, see “LED information” on
page 7, and “LED information” on page 7.
2 To turn off the indicator, press the System ID button.
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Updating the baseboard management controller
firmware
The baseboard management controller (BMC) performs several system management functions
such as:
• Monitoring server components (FRU) and sensor data records (SDR) (the information
provided depends on the option selected)
• Managing non-volatile storage for the system event log and sensor data records
• Interfacing with the emergency management port to send alerts and interact with remote
management systems
• Fault resilient booting (the extent depends on the option selected)
You should update the BMC firmware when Gateway Customer Care has instructed you to update
it.
To update the BMC firmware:
1 Download the BMC firmware zip file from support.gateway.com.
2 Read the release notes for the firmware update.
3 Follow the instructions on the Web site or in the readme.txt file in the downloaded zip file
to update the firmware.
4 When the BMC update is complete, reboot your server.
Using your Server Companion DVD
You can use your Server Companion DVD to:
• Install hardware drivers
• Install programs
• View server documentation
Server Companion DVD contents
The Server Companion DVD is a tool you can use to help maintain your server. The DVD contains:
• Computer and component documentation
• Drivers and utilities for servers running Windows 2003 Server
Viewing documents
The DVD contains documents for your server and for some optional components. You can view
the documents with the Acrobat® Reader® version 4.0 and above.
To view documents:
1 Insert the Server Companion DVD into the DVD drive on a computer running the Windows
operating system. The Gateway Application and Driver Recovery window opens.
- OR If the window does not open, run the file Runmenu.exe on the DVD.
2 Click Documentation. The server document list opens.
3 Click the title of the document you want to view. The document opens.
4 To access files manually, open the Docs\Manuals folder on the Server Companion DVD.
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To install Acrobat Reader 7:
• Click the link for Acrobat on the Documentation page.
- OR Run Docs\Reader\app21279\Setup.exe from the Server Companion DVD.
Installing drivers and programs
You can install drivers and programs directly onto the server by using the Server Companion DVD.
You can also extract drivers onto diskette from the DVD at any Windows workstation.
Important
The Server Companion DVD’s Gateway Application and Driver Recovery utility works
only in Windows operating systems.
To install drivers and programs at the server:
1 Insert the Server Companion DVD into your server’s DVD drive. The Gateway Application and
Driver Recovery window opens.
- OR If the window does not open automatically, run the file Runmenu.exe on the DVD.
A list of programs and drivers that you can install appears in the Drivers and Application
Recovery list.
2 Click the program or driver you want to install, then click Install. Follow any on-screen
instructions.
To access the files manually, open the Drivers folder on the Server Companion DVD, then
open the appropriate subfolder.
To extract drivers and programs to diskettes:
1 Insert the Server Companion DVD into your server’s DVD drive. The Gateway Application and
Driver Recovery window opens.
- OR If the window does not open automatically, run the file Runmenu.exe on the DVD.
2 Click Extract Drivers.
3 Click your server model and server operation system at the right of the window, then click
Search. A list of programs and drivers that you can create diskettes for appears in the
Drivers and Application Recovery list.
4 Click the program or driver you want to extract, then click Extract. Follow any on-screen
instructions.
To access the files manually, open the Drivers folder on the Server Companion DVD, then
open the appropriate subfolder.
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Booting the Server Companion DVD
By booting the Server Companion DVD you can repair applications and drivers or exit to the
command prompt.
Important
Although the Server Companion DVD is bootable, it does not include network
operating system files and is not intended to restore your operating system.
To boot to this DVD:
1 With your server turned on, insert the Server Companion DVD into the DVD drive.
2 Restart your server. A message appears asking you to select an option.
3 Press any key to boot from the DVD. The Gateway Options Main Menu appears.
4 Follow any on-screen instructions.
You can use the options in this menu to reformat your hard drive, create mass-storage
driver disks or reload selected applications.
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Installing Components
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Preventing static electricity discharge
Opening the server case
Closing the server case
Installing and removing drives
Installing memory
Installing and removing PCI expansion cards
Replacing system fans
Replacing or adding a processor
Replacing a power supply module
Replacing the hot-swap backplanes
Replacing the hot-swap backplanes
Replacing the ROMB battery pack for the mezzanine
RAID card
• Replacing the CMOS battery
• Replacing the control panel
• Replacing the system board
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Preparing to install components
Selecting a place to work
Work on your server in an area that:
• Is clean (avoid dusty areas).
• Is a low-static environment (avoid carpeted areas).
• Has a stable surface on which to set your server.
• Has enough room to place all of your server parts.
• Is near a grounded outlet so you can test your server after installation.
• Is near a telephone (in case you need help from Gateway Customer Care). The telephone
must be directly connected to a telephone jack and cannot be connected to your server.
Gathering the tools you need
Tip
Blue latches, thumbscrews, or connectors indicate tool-less components.
Green latches and connectors indicate hot-swappable components.
Some tools and supplies that you may need to work on your server are:
• A notebook to take notes
• A Phillips screwdriver
• A small flat-blade screwdriver
• Small containers to store various types of screws
• A grounding wrist strap (available at most electronic stores)
Getting Help
If you have questions about performing any of these procedures, contact Gateway Customer Care.
For more information, see “Getting Help” on page 8.
Preventing static electricity discharge
Warning
To avoid exposure to dangerous electrical voltages and moving parts, turn off your
server and unplug the power cords and modem cable before opening the server case.
The components inside your server are extremely sensitive to static electricity, also known as
electrostatic discharge (ESD).
Warning
To prevent risk of electric shock, do not insert any object into the vent holes of the
power supply.
Before working with server components, follow these guidelines:
• Turn off the server, then unplug the power cords and all other cables.
• Press the power button to drain any residual power from the server.
Caution
ESD can permanently damage electrostatic discharge-sensitive components
in the server. Prevent ESD damage by following ESD guidelines every time you open
the server case.
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• Wear a grounding wrist strap (available at most electronics stores) and attach it to a bare
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metal part of the server. You can also touch a bare metal surface on the back of the server
with your finger.
Avoid static-causing surfaces such as carpeted floors, plastic, and packing foam.
Avoid working on the server when your work area is extremely humid.
Remove components from their antistatic bags only when you are ready to use them. Do
not lay components on the outside of antistatic bags because only the inside of the bags
provide electrostatic protection.
Always hold expansion cards by their edges or their metal mounting brackets. Avoid
touching the edge connectors and components on the cards. Never slide expansion cards
or components over any surface.
Opening the server case
Warning
This server may have two power cords. To disconnect internal AC power, you must
unplug both power cords.
Because the components inside your server are extremely sensitive to static electricity, make sure
that you follow the instructions at the beginning of this chapter to avoid static electricity damage.
Warning
Screws are required to support the front of the server when using the standard
cabinet rails. You must support the server while removing the front screws and while sliding
the server off the cabinet rails. If the server is not supported, damage to the server or injury
may result.
To open the server:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 28. Make sure that
you turn off the server, then unplug the power cord(s) and all other cables connected to the
server.
2 If the bezel is installed, unlock it, then pull it off.
3 If the server is mounted in a cabinet, remove the server from the cabinet. For instructions,
see “Removing the server from a cabinet” on page 15.
4 Place the server on a stable, non-skid surface.
5 Remove the screw (1) at the front of the rear top cover (3), then press and hold the release
button (2).
Important
The hard drive carriers shown in these illustrations may look different than
the actual hard drive carriers in your server.
6 Slide the rear cover (3) toward the back of the case, then lift it off the case.
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7 Press down the two blue retaining clips (1) on the sides of the top front cover, then slide
the top front cover back (2) and lift it off the server.
Caution
For correct cooling and air flow, always reinstall the top covers before you
turn on the server. Operating the server without the covers in place will cause the
server to overheat.
Closing the server case
Important
The hard drive carriers shown in these illustrations may look different than the actual
hard drive carriers in your server.
To close the server case:
1 Make sure that all of the internal cables are arranged inside the case so they will not be
pinched when you close the case.
2 Place the front top cover on the case and slide the cover forward, then lift the two blue
retaining clips into place.
3 Place the rear top cover (1) on the case, then slide it forward until it clicks into place.
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4 Replace the screw (2) to hold the rear top cover in place.
5 Reconnect the power cord(s) and all other cables.
Installing and removing drives
Your server’s basic configuration includes one optical drive and as many as four SATA or SAS
hot-swap hard drives. An optional diskette drive can also be added in place of the hard drive on
the left side of the server.
As you prepare to install drives, remember:
• You must install the optional diskette drive in the left converted hard drive bay.
• Before you install a drive, see the drive’s documentation for information on configuring the
drive, setting drive jumpers, and attaching cables.
• You may need to configure the drives you install using the BIOS Setup utility. Press F2 at
startup to open the BIOS Setup utility.
Removing and installing an optical drive
To remove and install an optical drive:
Caution
The optical drive is not hot-swappable. Before installing or removing the
drive, make sure that power is turned off and the power cord is unplugged.
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 28. Make sure that
you turn off the server, then unplug the power cord(s) and all other cables connected to the
server.
2 Unlock the bezel (if necessary) and remove it by pulling it from the chassis.
3 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
4 Disconnect the 44-pin optical drive cable from the optical drive interface board.
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5 Loosen the thumbscrew (1) holding the retaining clip (2) against the side of the optical drive,
then move the retaining clip away from the drive.
Important
The hard drive carriers shown in these illustrations may look different than
the actual hard drive carriers in your server.
6 Push the optical drive to the right to release the drive from the drive bay, then pull the drive
out of the bay.
7 Unscrew the two screws holding the optical drive interface board on the back of the optical
drive, then remove it.
8 Using the two screws you just removed, attach the optical drive interface board to the back
of the new optical drive.
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9 Slide the new optical drive into the drive bay, making sure you align the drive with the
retaining clips on both sides of the drive.
10 Push the retaining clip against the drive until snug, then tighten the thumbscrew to hold
the drive in place.
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Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
Reinstall the bezel, if required, by snapping it into place on the front of the chassis.
Reconnect all power cords and peripheral device cables, then turn on the server.
Removing and installing a hard drive
Important
Gateway tests and verifies the operation and compatibility of the drives it sells.
Especially in a hot-swap or mission-critical environment, additional or replacement drives
must conform to Gateway standards.
Use this procedure to add or replace a hard drive in a hot-swap bay. Your server supports as many
as four 1-inch high, 3.5-inch hot-swap SATA and SATA II hard drives or four 1-inch high, 3.5-inch
hot-swap SAS hard drives. You can purchase additional drives through your Gateway Sales or
Customer Care representative.
To remove and install a hot-swap hard drive:
Caution
Before you remove a failed drive, use the appropriate software and utilities
installed on the server to stop all activity on the failed drive. Instructions for using
the software are provided by the software manufacturer. Failure to do so may
destroy the data on the drive.
1 Unlock the bezel (if necessary) and remove it by pulling it from the chassis.
2 Put your finger in the drive release lever and pull out. The drive release lever opens.
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3 Pull the drive carrier straight out of the server.
4 If you are replacing a hard drive, remove the four screws from the bottom of the drive tray
that secure the old hard drive to the tray, then remove the drive from the tray.
5 Using the four screws you removed, install the new hard drive into the drive tray.
6 Make sure that the tray’s release lever is open, then slide the new drive fully into the empty
hot-swap drive bay.
7 Push the lever back into place until it latches.
8 Reinstall the bezel, if required, by snapping it into place on the front of the chassis.
Installing an optional diskette drive
The optional diskette drive kit includes a slimline diskette drive, a 3.5" mounting adapter bracket,
4 screws, and a thumbscrew. The 3.5" adapter bracket fits in the left most 3.5" hard drive bay.
There is a thumbscrew to secure the bracket to the chassis. Installation of the optional diskette
drive uses one of the hard drive bays, so your server can only hold as many as three hard drives
after the installation.
To install an optional diskette drive:
Caution
The diskette drive is not hot-swappable. Before installing or removing the
drive, make sure that power is turned off and the power cord is unplugged.
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 28. Make sure that
you turn off the server, then unplug the power cord(s) and all other cables connected to the
server.
2 Unlock the bezel (if necessary) and remove it by pulling it from the chassis.
3 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
4 Remove the hard drive from the left-hand hard drive bay by following the instructions in
“Removing and installing a hard drive” on page 33.
5 Insert the diskette drive into the mounting adapter and secure it with the four screws
provided in the kit.
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6 Insert the diskette drive/adapter assembly into the left-hand hard drive bay, then secure it
with the thumbscrew that came with the kit.
Thumbscrew
Diskette drive/adapter
assembly (inserted)
7 Connect a USB cable from the USB floppy drive connector (J27) on the system board to the
back of the diskette drive.
8 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
9 Reinstall the bezel, if required, by snapping it into place on the front of the chassis.
10 Reconnect all power cords and peripheral device cables, then turn on the server.
Filling empty drive bays
Empty drive bays in the server must be filled by empty drive trays. With the bezel removed, install
the appropriate tray, then replace the bezel by snapping it into place on the front of the server.
Empty drive carriers for unused drive bays are included with your server.
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Installing memory
Caution
Use only 667 MHz Fully-Buffered (FB-DIMM) memory modules.
Your server supports eight 667 MHz fully-buffered DIMMs (FB-DIMMs) to provide up to a maximum
of 32 GB with fully-buffered support. Supported DIMM sizes include 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB.
DIMMs must be low-profile or ultra low-profile and cannot exceed 1.2” in height.
The BIOS configures the memory controller to run in non-redundant, mirroring, and sparing
modes:
Memory slots
Non-redundant mode
DIMM Installation Options - Non-redundant Mode
DIMM
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
DIMM5
DIMM6
DIMM7
DIMM8
Total Usable
Memory
1
512 MB
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-
-
-
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-
512 MB
1 GB
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-
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-
-
-
-
1 GB
2 GB
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2 GB
4 GB
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4 GB
512 MB
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512 MB
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1 GB
1 GB
-
1 GB
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-
2 GB
2 GB
-
2 GB
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4 GB
4 GB
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4 GB
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8 GB
2
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DIMM
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
DIMM5
DIMM6
DIMM7
DIMM8
Total Usable
Memory
4
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
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-
-
-
2 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
-
-
-
-
4 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
-
-
-
-
8 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
-
-
-
-
16 GB
512 MB
-
512 MB
-
512 MB
-
512 MB
-
2 GB
1 GB
-
1 GB
-
1 GB
-
1 GB
-
4 GB
2 GB
-
2 GB
-
2 GB
-
2 GB
-
8 GB
4 GB
-
4 GB
-
4 GB
-
4 GB
-
16 GB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
4 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
8 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
16 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
32 GB
8
Mirroring mode:
DIMM Installation Options - Mirroring Mode
DIMM
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
DIMM5
DIMM6
DIMM7
DIMM8
Total Usable
Memory
4
512 MB
-
512 MB
-
512 MB
-
512 MB
-
1 GB
1 GB
-
1 GB
-
1 GB
-
1 GB
-
2 GB
2 GB
-
2 GB
-
2 GB
-
2 GB
-
4 GB
4 GB
-
4 GB
-
4 GB
-
4 GB
-
8 GB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
512 MB
2 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
4 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
8 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
16 GB
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Sparing mode
For the sparing mode, please follow the online spare FBDIMM configuration requirements (in
addition to general configuration requirements) below:
• When only DIMM1 and DIMM3 are being used, they must be fully populated with dual-rank
FBDIMMs.
• If DIMM1 and DIMM3, and DIMM2 and DIMM4 are being used, they must be fully populated.
• If installed, DIMM1 and DIMM3, and DIMM2 and DIMM4 must contain FBDIMMs with identical
part numbers.
• If installed, DIMM5 and DIMM7, and DIMM6 and DIMM8 must also contain FBDIMMs with
identical part numbers.
In the online spare mode, FBDIMMs must be populated as specified in the following table:
DIMM Installation Options - Sparing Mode
DIMM
DIMM1 and
DIMM3
DIMM2 and
DIMM4
DIMM5 and
DIMM7
DIMM6 and
DIMM8
2*
X
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-
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4
X
X
-
-
8
X
X
X
X
* Use only DIMM1 and DIMM3 with dual-rank FBDIMMs.
To install or replace memory:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 28. Make sure that
you turn off the server, then unplug the power cord(s) and all other cables connected to the
server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
3 Pull the plastic retaining clips (1) away from the sides of the memory module slot. If you
are replacing a memory module, lift the old module (2) out of the slot.
4 Align the notch on the new module with the notch in the memory module slot and press
the module firmly into the slot. The retaining clips on the sides of the memory slot should
secure the memory module automatically.
5 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
6 Turn on the server and open the BIOS setup utility. Verify the System Memory listed in
the Main menu. When you exit the BIOS setup utility make sure that the operating system
completely loads. If you receive an error, see “Memory” on page 79.
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Installing and removing PCI expansion cards
Caution
Always operate your server with the PCI riser assembly in place. The PCI riser
assembly is important for correct airflow within the server. Operating the server without
the PCI riser assembly in place could result in overheating and possible data loss or
equipment damage.
The system board provides one 280-pin PCI-X/PCI-E x8 expansion slot and one PCI-E x8 expansion
slot. The PCI-X/PCI-E x8 expansion slot (on the left side when viewed from the front of the server)
can support one PCI-X 100MHz or one PCI-E x8 using the riser card. The PCI-E expansion slot (on
the right side when viewed from the front of the server) can support one PCI-E x8 using the riser
card. The riser card comes with the system package.
Removing and installing the PCI riser assembly, a riser, or PCI card
Caution
The PCI riser assembly and individual PCI expansion cards are not hot-swappable.
Before installing or removing any part of the assembly, make sure that power is turned off
and the power cords are unplugged.
To remove and reinstall the PCI riser assembly:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 28. Make sure that
you turn off the server, then unplug the power cord(s) and all other cables connected to the
server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
3 If you are replacing a card, disconnect any cables that are attached to the old card.
4 Loosen the two thumbscrews (1) at the back of the chassis, push the release clips (2) in the
direction shown in the illustration, then lift the assembly (3) out of the chassis.
Caution
Do not touch the contacts on the bottom part of the expansion card. Touching
the contacts can cause electrostatic damage to the card.
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5 Place the PCI riser assembly on a stable, static-free surface, then loosen the screw (3) holding
the card lock in place.
6 Open the card lock (4), then pull out the PCI card (5).
If you are not replacing the PCI card, insert the slot cover into the back of the riser card
assembly.
7 If you are replacing the riser card, continue with the next step.
- OR If you are replacing the PCI card, go to Step 10.
8 Press the retaining clip (7) holding the riser card in the riser card assembly, then push the
riser card (8) in the direction shown to unlock and remove it.
9 Insert the new riser card into the riser card assembly, then push it toward the back of the
assembly. It should snap into place.
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10 Insert the new PCI card into the riser card, making sure any connectors extend through the
slot at the back of the assembly and that the card is fully seated in the riser card.
11 Close the lock to hold the card in place, then replace the screw that holds the lock closed.
12 Position the PCI riser assembly over the PCI sockets on the server board, Then press the
PCI riser assembly into the PCI sockets.
13 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
14 See the card’s documentation for software installation instructions.
Replacing system fans
This server contains six groups of hot-swappable, dual-rotor fans (seated in the fan cage) and a
fan board, which are located inside the chassis. These fans maintain the ideal temperature for
the system board, backplane, and disk drives. If one fan fails, the speed of the other fans will
increase. With the bad fan replaced, the other fans may revert to normal speed.
To replace a fan group:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 28.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
System fan location
3 Note which fan group is not working and therefore needs to be replaced.
Important
Make sure that the arrows on top of the fans indicating airflow point to the
back of the chassis. The fan cable should exit the fan module toward the back of
the chassis.
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5
6
7
8
Disconnect the 6-pin fan tach cable from the fan board.
Lift the fan group from the fan cage in the chassis.
Insert the replacement fan group into the fan cage.
Connect the 6-pin fan tach cable from the fan to the fan board.
Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
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To replace the system fans and the fan board:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 28. Make sure that
you turn off the server, then unplug the power cord(s) and all other cables connected to the
server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
3 Disconnect the 6-pin fan tach cables from the fan board.
4 Lift the fan cage and fans (1) out of the server.
5 Push the fan board lock (2) toward the back of the server case to release the fan board.
6 Push the fan board toward the fan board lock to disengage it from the locking tabs (3), then
lift the fan board out of the server case.
7 Insert the replacement fan board into the server case, aligning the locking slots in the board
with the locking tabs in the case.
8 Push the fan board away from the fan board lock, then move the lock into position to hold
the fan board in place.
9 Place the system fan cage and fans onto the fan board, making sure to engage the fan cage
with the locking tabs on the chassis.
Important
Make sure that the arrows on top of the fans indicating airflow point to the
back of the chassis. The fan cable should exit the fan module toward the back of
the chassis.
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10 Connect the 6-pin fan tach cables from the fans to the fan tach connectors on the fan board.
11 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
Replacing or adding a processor
Warning
Processors and heat sinks may be hot if the computer has been running. Before
replacing a processor or heat sink, allow them to cool for several minutes.
Caution
A heat sink must be installed on the processor. Installing a processor without a
heatsink could damage the processor.
The server is compatible with as many as two Intel® Xeon™ 5100 (Dual Core) or 5300 (Quad Core)
Series processors. The server automatically detects the processors each time you turn it on.
Whenever you install new processors, you should first install the most current version of the BIOS.
For instructions, see “Updating the BIOS” on page 56.
Important
You must have a processor in the Processor 1 socket, or your server will not start.
If you are upgrading your server from one processor to two, you may need to reconfigure
your operating system so it can recognize the additional processor. For instructions, see your
operating system’s documentation.
If you install two processors onto the system board, the processors must be the same speed,
revision, core voltage, and bus speed.
To replace a processor:
1 Install the most current BIOS version. For instructions, see “Updating the BIOS” on page 56.
2 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 28. Make sure that
you turn off the server, then unplug the power cord(s) and all other cables connected to the
server.
3 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
4 Push down, then pull out and up on the two heat sink retention levers (1) and move them
out of the way.
Caution
The heat sink has Thermal Interface Material (TIM) on the bottom. Be careful
not to damage this material when you remove the heat sink from the processor. If
removing the heat sink also pulls the processor out of the processor socket, the
processor could be damaged.
5 Remove the heat sink from the processor. If the heatsink sticks to the processor, rotate the
heatsink slightly to loosen it.
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6 Unlock the load lever and lift it up (1), then open the load plate (2) to release the processor.
7 Lift the processor out of the socket (3) and place it in a static-free bag or case for storage.
Caution
The processor only fits the socket when oriented as indicated. Do not force
the processor into the socket to avoid bending the pins or damaging the processor.
If the processor does not fit completely, check its orientation and check for bent pins.
8 Insert the new processor into the socket, making sure that the gold triangle on the corner
is situated as shown in the following illustration.
9 When the processor is oriented correctly and in place, press it firmly into the socket, rotate
the load plate into place, and push down the load lever until it clicks into place.
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Caution
The heat sink has Thermal Interface Material (TIM) located on the bottom of
it. Use caution when you unpack the heat sink so you do not damage the TIM. If
you are reusing the original heatsink, make sure that the TIM on the bottom of the
heatsink is not damaged. If the TIM is damaged, you should remove the old TIM and,
then apply new TIM to the bottom of the heatsink.
10 Place the heat sink on the installed processor (2), making sure that the locking tab on the
socket goes through the hole in the heatsink.
11 Push down the heat sink retaining levers (3) and lock them under the retaining hooks on
the heat sink socket.
12 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
Replacing a power supply module
Caution
The power supplies in this server contain no user-serviceable parts. Only a qualified
computer technician should service the power supplies.
Your server comes with 3-wire AC power cords fitted with the correct plug style for
your region. If this plug does not match the connector on your surge protector, UPS, or wall
outlet, do not attempt to modify the plug in any way. Use a surge protector, UPS, or wall
outlet that is appropriate for the supplied AC power cords.
Your server uses as many as two 650 W hot-swappable power supply modules. If your server has
both power supply modules installed, the modules act as redundant, hot-swappable power
supplies. If one of the two power supplies fails, the other power supply supports the server while
you replace the failed power supply. You do not need to turn off the server or disconnect peripheral
devices to replace a failed redundant power supply.
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If your server is only equipped with a single power supply, the server must be turned off and
the AC power cord removed before replacing it.
To replace a power supply module:
1 If your server is equipped with more than one power supply module, determine which
power supply module has failed (the LED on the power supply will be orange).
2 If your server has only one power supply module installed, make sure that you turn off the
server, then unplug the power cord before continuing.
- OR If your server has two power supply modules installed, you do not need to turn off the
power to the server before continuing.
3 Press the retaining clip on the power supply to the left to release the power supply module
from the chassis.
4 Pull the power supply module straight out of the server with the handle. It may take
considerable force to remove.
5 Insert the new power supply module into the server, with the retaining clip on the right,
until it locks into place.
6 Reconnect the AC power cord for the new power supply module.
Replacing the power distribution board
To replace the power distribution board:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 28. Make sure that
you turn off the server, then unplug the power cord(s) and all other cables connected to the
server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
3 Remove the power supply modules by following the instructions in “Replacing a power
supply module” on page 45.
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4 Remove the power distribution board cover (1) by pulling it out of the chassis.
5 Disconnect the main power, CPU power, backplane power, I2C power, and midplane power
cables. See “System board” on page 4 for the location of the connectors on the system board.
6 Remove the screw (2) holding the power board into the chassis, then press down the tab
(3) and move the power distribution board away from the side of the chassis (4) to disengage
the locking tabs and lift it out of the chassis (5).
7 Align the new power distribution board with the stand-off and locking tabs on the chassis,
then place it on the stand-offs and slide it toward the side of the chassis until the tab clicks
into place.
8 Replace the screw you previously removed.
9 Reconnect the power cables. See “System board” on page 4 for the location of the connectors
on the system board.
10 Reinstall the power supply modules by following the instructions in “Replacing a power
supply module” on page 45.
11 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
Replacing the power cage
To replace the power cage:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 28. Make sure that
you turn off the server, then unplug the power cord(s) and all other cables connected to the
server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
3 Remove the power supply modules by following the instructions in “Replacing a power
supply module” on page 45.
4 Remove the power distribution board by following the instructions in “Replacing the
hot-swap backplanes” on page 48.
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5 Remove the screws (3) holding the power cage in the chassis.
6 Slide the power cage (4) toward the front of the chassis to disengage the locking tabs, then
lift the power cage out of the chassis.
7 Place the new power cage into the chassis, aligning the cage with the locking tabs in the
chassis, then slide the power cage toward the back of the chassis to engage the locking tabs.
8 Replace the screws you previously removed.
9 Replace the power distribution board by following the instructions in “Replacing the
hot-swap backplanes” on page 48.
10 Reinstall the power supply modules by following the instructions in “Replacing a power
supply module” on page 45.
11 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
Replacing the hot-swap backplanes
Caution
The hot-swap backplane is not hot-swappable. Before removing or replacing the
backplane, you must first turn off the server and all peripheral devices attached to the
server, and remove the AC power cord(s) from the power supply or wall outlet.
To replace the hot-swap backplane:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 28. Make sure that
you turn off the server, then unplug the power cord(s) and all other cables connected to the
server.
2 Unlock the bezel (if necessary) and remove it by pulling it straight off the front of the server.
3 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
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4 Remove all of the hot-swap drive carriers from the server and make note of which bay you
remove each drive from. For instructions, see “Removing and installing a hard drive” on
page 33.
5 Remove the system fans and fan board by following the instructions in “Replacing system
fans” on page 41.
6 Disconnect all cables from the backplane.
7 Loosen the thumbscrew (1) on the backplane, then slide the backplane (2) toward the right
(facing the back of the chassis) until it disengages the locking tabs and lift it out of the
chassis.
Caution
Pressing or pulling on any components on the backplane could result in
damage to the backplane.
Caution
Make sure that you do not pinch, bind, or damage any cables as you install
the backplane.
8 Holding the new backplane by the edges only, align it with the locking tabs on the chassis,
then place it on the locking tabs and slide it to the left until it stops.
9 Tighten the thumbscrew to secure the backplane.
10 Reconnect all cables to the backplane.
11 Replace the fan board and system fans by following the instructions in “Replacing system
fans” on page 41.
12 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
13 Reinstall the hot-swap drives back into the server. Make sure that you install the drives into
the same bays you removed them from in Step 4. For instructions see “Removing and
installing a hard drive” on page 33.
14 Replace the bezel by snapping it into place on the front of the server.
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Replacing the ROMB battery pack for the
mezzanine RAID card
Warning
Danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same
or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of or recycle used batteries
by taking them to a hazardous waste facility. Follow all local regulations for correct battery
disposal.
To replace the ROMB battery pack for the mezzanine RAID card:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 28. Make sure that
you turn off the server, then unplug the power cord(s) and all other cables connected to the
server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
3 Press the release handle (1), then slide the ROMB battery pack for the mezzanine RAID card
(2) toward the back of the chassis to release it from the locking tabs and lift it out of the
chassis (3).
4 Align the holes in the bottom of the new ROMB battery pack for the mezzanine RAID card
(1) with the locking tabs in the chassis, then press it into place in the chassis.
5 Slide the ROMB battery pack for the mezzanine RAID card (2) toward the front of the chassis
until it clicks into place.
6 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
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Installing and removing an optional mezzanine
board
For information on installing and removing the optional mezzanine board, refer to the Mezzanine
Board User Guide.
Replacing the CMOS battery
Warning
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of or recycle used batteries
by taking them to a hazardous waste facility. Follow all local regulations for correct battery
disposal.
If the server clock does not keep time or the settings in the BIOS Setup utility are not saved when
you turn off the server, replace the CMOS battery with an equivalent battery.
To replace the battery:
1 Print the appendix for “BIOS Settings” on page 89 in this guide.
2 Restart your server, then press F2 at any time after you see the LEDs on your keyboard flash
or turn off. The BIOS Setup utility opens.
3 Record the BIOS settings on your printout, then close the utility.
4 Turn off your server, then follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge”
on page 28.
5 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
6 Locate the old battery on the system board and note its orientation. You will need to install
the new battery the same way.
7 Push the battery retention clip away from the battery until the battery lifts up, then remove
the old battery. You can use a screwdriver to help lift the battery.
8 Make sure that the positive (+) side of the new battery is facing the correct direction, then
press the new battery into the socket until it snaps into place.
9 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
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10 Turn on your server, then press F2 at any time after you see the LEDs on your keyboard flash
or turn off. The BIOS Setup utility opens.
11 Restore any BIOS settings that you wrote down in Step 3.
12 Save all your settings and close the BIOS Setup utility.
Replacing the control panel
Caution
Your server must be operated with a control panel module in place.
To replace the control panel:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 28. Make sure that
you turn off the server, then unplug the power cord(s) and all other cables connected to the
server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
3 Unlock the bezel (if necessary) and remove it by pulling it straight out from the front of the
chassis.
4 Disconnect the cables from the control panel.
5 Push the retaining clips (1) to the open position, then slide the control panel (2) back from
the front of the server to disengage it from the locking tabs and remove it.
6 Holding the new control panel by the edges, align it with the locking tabs, then place it on
the tabs and slide it toward the front of the chassis.
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8
9
10
Push the retaining tabs to the closed position to hold the control panel in place in the chassis.
Connect the cables that you previously removed.
Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
Replace the bezel by snapping it into place on the front of the server.
Replacing the system board
To replace the system board:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 28. Make sure that
you turn off the server, then unplug the power cord(s) and all other cables connected to the
server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
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3 Remove the system fans and fan cage by following the instructions in “Replacing system
fans” on page 41.
4 Remove the PCI riser assembly by following the instructions in “Installing and removing PCI
expansion cards” on page 39.
5 Remove the memory modules by following the instructions in “Installing memory” on
page 36.
6 Remove the heat sinks and processors by following the instructions in “Replacing or adding
a processor” on page 43.
7 Disconnect all cables from the system board, noting their locations and orientation. (You will
reconnect the cables after you install the new board.)
8 Loosen the two thumbscrews (1) that secure the system board to the server.
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9 Slide the system board toward the back of the server until it is free of the eight retaining
standoffs (2), then lift the board from the chassis.
10 Place the old system board in a static-free bag for storage.
11 Insert the new system board into the chassis, aligned with the eight retaining standoffs, then
slide the board toward the front of the case so the board is held by the standoffs.
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Tighten the two system board thumbscrews you loosened in Step 8.
Connect the cables you removed in Step 7
Install the memory by following the instructions in “Installing memory” on page 36.
Install the processor and heatsink by following the instructions in “Replacing or adding a
processor” on page 43.
16 Reinstall the PCI riser assembly by following the instructions in “Installing and removing PCI
expansion cards” on page 39.
17 Reinstall the system fans and fan cage by following the instructions in “Replacing system
fans” on page 41.
18 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
19 Turn on your server, then press F2 at any time after you see the LEDs on your keyboard flash
or turn off. The BIOS Setup utility opens.
20 Check BIOS settings to make sure that they detect the server’s new hardware, then save your
changes (if any) and close the BIOS Setup utility.
21 If your server does not start after installing the new system board, contact Gateway
Customer Care. For more information, see “Getting Help” on page 8.
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Using the BIOS Setup Utility
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Opening the BIOS Setup utility
Updating the BIOS
Recovering the BIOS
Resetting the BIOS
Updating and recovering the BMC
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Opening the BIOS Setup utility
The BIOS Setup utility stores basic settings for your server. These settings include basic hardware
configuration, resource settings, and password security. These settings are stored and saved even
when the power is off.
Caution
The options in the BIOS Setup utility have been set at the factory for optimal
performance. Changes to these settings will affect the performance of your server.
Before changing any settings, write them down in case you need to restore them
later. You can record the settings on a printout of this guide’s appendix for “BIOS Settings”
on page 89.
To open the BIOS Setup utility:
1 Restart your server, then press F2 at any time after you see the LEDs on your keyboard
flash or turn off. The BIOS Setup utility opens.
When you select menu items, the Item Specific Help box on the right side of the screen
displays specific information about the selection. The command bar across the bottom of
the screen shows the keys you press to access help, navigate through the menus, and
perform other tasks.
2 Select one of these menus:
• Main gives you access to basic information and settings related to your server’s
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hardware and configuration.
Advanced gives you access to information and settings for PCI, peripheral devices,
memory, and the chipset.
Boot gives you access to information and settings for startup features and startup
sequences.
Security gives you access to settings related to system access passwords. For more
information, see “Server security” on page 22.
Server gives you access to settings for system management, console redirection, event
log configuration, and fault-resilient boot settings.
Exit gives you access to options for closing the BIOS Setup utility.
Updating the BIOS
If you need a new version of the BIOS, you can download the BIOS update from Gateway, then
install the new version from a diskette. Read the BIOS release note for the update you are
downloading to determine if the boot block requires updating as well.
To update the BIOS:
1 Print the appendix for “BIOS Settings” on page 89.
2 Restart your server, then press F2 at any time after you see the LEDs on your keyboard
flash or turn off.
3 Record any custom BIOS settings on your printout.
4 Download the BIOS update files from support.gateway.com.
5 Follow the instructions on the Web site or the readme.txt file in the downloaded zip file to
update the BIOS.
6 After you have updated the BIOS, restart your server and load the default BIOS values.
7 Enter any custom BIOS settings you recorded in Step 3, then save your changes and close
the BIOS Setup utility.
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Recovering the BIOS
If you encounter a problem while you are updating the BIOS, such as a power outage, the BIOS
update may not be successful. If the system continues to try to boot from the new, corrupted BIOS,
you can manually recover the old BIOS so you can try another update.
Important
This method does not work if the keyboard is connected through the KVM switch.
To recover the old BIOS:
1 Insert a diskette, CD or DVD, or a bootable USB “disk-on-key” containing the AMIBOOT.ROM
file.
2 Turn on or restart the server. Press and hold CTRL+HOME during power up until the recovery
process begins (the server beeps). The process is complete when you see a message on the
screen.
3 Remove the diskette, the CD or DVD, or the bootable USB “disk-on-key.”
4 Restart the server. The old BIOS is recovered.
To manually recover the BIOS:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 28. Make sure that
you turn off the server, then unplug the power cord(s) and all other cables connected to the
server.
Caution
Moving the jumper while the power is on can damage your server. Always
turn off the server and unplug the power cords and all other cables before changing
the jumper.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
3 Remove the jumper across pins 1-2 of header J3-E, then place the jumper across pins 2-3.
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Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
Insert a bootable USB “disk-on-key” containing a valid BIOS image into a USB port.
Reconnect the power cords and turn on the server. The BIOS recovery is initiated.
Wait until the BIOS recovery is completed. The process may take up to 5 minutes.
Remove the bootable USB “disk-on-key.”
Turn off the server, then disconnect the power cords and all other cables connected to the
server.
10 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
11 Place the jumper back onto pins 1-2.
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12 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
13 Plug in the AC power cords and turn on the server, then verify that the recovery was
successful.
Resetting the BIOS
You can use two methods to clear all BIOS Setup settings and return them to the factory defaults:
• Press the power and reset buttons on the front of the server.
• Move the Clear CMOS jumper on the system board.
To reset the BIOS using the power and reset buttons:
1 Print the appendix for “BIOS Settings” on page 89 in this guide.
2 Restart your server, then press F2 at any time after you see the LEDs on your keyboard
flash or turn off. The BIOS Setup utility opens.
3 Record any custom BIOS settings on your printout.
4 Press the reset button and hold it down for four seconds or more, then press the power
button while continuing to hold down the reset button.
5 Release both buttons at the same time. The BIOS is reset.
To reset the BIOS using the system board jumper:
1 Print the appendix for “BIOS Settings” on page 89 in this guide.
2 Restart your server, then press F2 at any time after you see the LEDs on your keyboard
flash or turn off. The BIOS Setup utility opens.
3 Record any custom BIOS settings on your printout.
4 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 28. Make sure that
you turn off the server, then unplug the power cord(s) and all other cables connected to the
server.
5 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
6 Remove the jumper across pins 1-2 of header J3-B, then place the jumper across pins 2-3.
Caution
Moving the jumper while the power is on can damage your server. Always
turn off the server and unplug the power cords and all other cables before changing
the jumper.
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7 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
8 Reconnect the power cords and turn on the server. The BIOS is reset.
9 Turn off the server, then disconnect the power cords and all other cables connected to the
server.
10 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
11 Place the jumper back onto pins 1-2.
12 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
Resetting BIOS passwords
To reset BIOS passwords, you must either reset and clear all BIOS settings, or use the Clear
Password jumper. To reset all BIOS settings, follow the instructions in “Resetting the BIOS” on
page 58.
To clear the BIOS password(s):
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 28. Make sure that
you turn off the server, then unplug the power cord(s) and all other cables connected to the
server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
3 Remove the jumper across pins 1-2 of header J3-A, then place the jumper across pins 2-3.
Caution
Moving the jumper while the power is on can damage your server. Always
turn off the server and unplug the power cords and all other cables before changing
the jumper.
4 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
5 Reconnect the power cords and turn on the server. The BIOS password(s) is cleared.
6 Turn off the server, then disconnect the power cords and all other cables connected to the
server.
7 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
8 Place the jumper back onto pins 1-2.
9 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
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Updating and recovering the BMC
Updating the BMC firmware
To update the BMC firmware:
1 Download the BMC firmware zip file from support.gateway.com.
2 Read the release notes for the firmware update.
3 Follow the instructions on the Web site or in the readme.txt file in the downloaded zip file
to update the firmware.
4 When the BMC update is complete, reboot your server.
Recovering the BMC
If you encounter a problem while you are updating the BMC, such as a power outage, the BMC
update may not be successful. If this occurs, you may need to recover the old BMC.
Important
This method does not work if the keyboard is connected through the KVM switch.
To manually recover the BMC:
1 Follow the instructions in “Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 28. Make sure that
you turn off the server, then unplug the power cord(s) and all other cables connected to the
server.
2 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
Caution
Moving the jumper while the power is on can damage your server. Always
turn off the server and unplug the power cords and all other cables before changing
the jumper.
3 Remove the jumper across pins 1-2 of header J3-F, then place the jumper across pins 2-3.
4 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
5 Update the BMC firmware by following Steps 1 through 4 in “To update the BMC firmware:”
on page 60.
6 Follow the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29.
7 Remove the jumper from pins 2-3 and replace the jumper back onto pins 1-2.
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8 Follow the instructions in “Closing the server case” on page 30.
9 Plug in the AC power cords and turn on the server for normal use.
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Troubleshooting
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Telephone support
Tutoring and training
Safety guidelines
Error messages
Troubleshooting
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Telephone support
Before calling Gateway Customer Care
If you have a technical problem with your server, follow these recommendations before
contacting Gateway Customer Care:
• Make sure that your server is connected correctly to a grounded AC outlet that is supplying
power.
• If a peripheral device, such as a keyboard or mouse, does not appear to work, make sure
that all cables are plugged in securely and plugged into the correct port or jack.
• If you have recently installed hardware or software, make sure that you have installed it
following the instructions provided with it. If you did not purchase the hardware or software
from Gateway, see the manufacturer’s documentation and technical support resources.
• If you have “how to” questions about using a program, see:
• The program’s online Help
• The program’s documentation
• Your operating system’s documentation
• The software or hardware manufacturer’s Web site
• See “Troubleshooting” on page 69.
• Have your client ID, serial number (usually located on the back of your server case), and
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order number available, along with a detailed description of your issue, including the exact
text of any error messages, and the steps you have taken.
Make sure that your server is nearby at the time of your call. The technician may have you
follow appropriate troubleshooting steps.
Consider using Gateway’s online technical support. Gateway’s Web site has FAQs, tips, and
other technical help. You can also use the Web site to e-mail Customer Care. For more
information, visit Gateway’s Customer Care Web site at support.gateway.com.
Telephone support
Gateway offers a wide range of customer service, technical support, and information services.
Telephone numbers
You can access the following services through your telephone to get answers to your questions:
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Resource
Service description
How to reach
Gateway’s
fee-based software
tutorial service
Get tutorial assistance for software issues.
800-229-1103 (charged to your
credit card)
Gateway Customer
Care
Talk to a Gateway Customer Care representative
about a non-tutorial technical support question.
877-485-1464 (US) (say the word
“Server”) 800-846-3609 (Canada
and Puerto Rico)
605-232-2191
(all other countries)
Sales, accounting,
and warranty
Get information about available systems, pricing,
orders, billing statements, warranty service, or
other non-technical issues.
800-846-2000 (US)
888-888-2037 (Canada)
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Tutoring and training
Gateway's Customer Care professionals cannot provide hardware and software training. Instead,
Gateway recommends the following training resources.
Resource
Service description
For more information
Gateway Learning
Libraries
A variety of courses and tutorials are available on
CD. Select from several easy-to-use learning
libraries.
www.gateway.com/training
Safety guidelines
While troubleshooting your server, follow these safety guidelines:
• Never remove the top panel while your server is turned on and while the modem cable
and the power cords are connected.
• Do not attempt to open the monitor. To do so is extremely dangerous. Even if the power
is disconnected, energy stored in the monitor components can be dangerous. Also, opening
the monitor voids its warranty.
• Make sure that you are grounded correctly before opening the server. For more information
about preventing damage from static electricity, see “Preventing static electricity discharge”
on page 28.
• After you complete any maintenance task where you have to open the server case, make
sure that you close the case and reconnect all cables before you restart your server.
Warning
To avoid bodily injury, do not attempt to troubleshoot your server problem if:
- The power cords or plugs are damaged
- Liquid has been spilled into your server
- Your server was dropped
- The case was damaged
Instead, unplug your server and contact a qualified computer technician.
Error messages
These messages often indicate procedural errors such as typing an incorrect keystroke or trying
to save a file to a write-protected diskette. Some messages, however, may indicate a problem
that requires further troubleshooting.
Memory messages
Gate20 Error
The BIOS is unable to correctly control the system board’s Gate A20 function, which controls access
of memory over 1 MB. This may indicate a problem with the system board.
Multi-Bit ECC Error
This message will only occur on systems using ECC enabled memory modules. ECC memory has
the ability to correct single-bit errors that may occur from faulty memory modules.
A multiple-bit corruption of memory has occurred and the ECC memory algorithm cannot correct
it. This may indicate a defective memory module.
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Boot messages
Boot Failure ...
This is a generic message indicating the BIOS could not boot from a particular device. This message
is usually followed by other information concerning the device.
Invalid Boot Diskette
A diskette was found in the drive, but it is not configured as a bootable diskette.
Drive Not Ready
The BIOS was unable to access the drive because it indicated it was not ready for data transfer.
This is often reported by drives when no media is present.
A: Drive Error
The BIOS attempted to configure the A: drive during POST, but was unable to correctly configure
the device. This may be due to a bad cable or faulty diskette drive.
Insert BOOT diskette in A:
The BIOS attempted to boot from the A: drive, but could not find a correct boot diskette.
Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device
BIOS could not find a bootable device in the system and/or removable media drive does not
contain media.
NO ROM BASIC
This message occurs on some systems when no bootable device can be detected.
Storage Device messages
Primary Master Hard Disk Error
The IDE/ATAPI device configured as Primary Master could not be correctly initialized by the BIOS.
This message is typically displayed when the BIOS is trying to detect and configure IDE/ATAPI
devices in POST.
Primary Slave Hard Disk Error
The IDE/ATAPI device configured as Primary Slave could not be correctly initialized by the BIOS.
This message is typically displayed when the BIOS is trying to detect and configure IDE/ATAPI
devices in POST.
Secondary Master Hard Disk Error
The IDE/ATAPI device configured as Secondary Master could not be correctly initialized by the
BIOS. This message is typically displayed when the BIOS is trying to detect and configure IDE/ATAPI
devices in POST.
Secondary Slave Hard Disk Error
The IDE/ATAPI device configured as Secondary Slave could not be correctly initialized by the BIOS.
This message is typically displayed when the BIOS is trying to detect and configure IDE/ATAPI
devices in POST.
Primary Master Drive - ATAPI Incompatible
The IDE/ATAPI device configured as Primary Master failed an ATAPI compatibility test. This
message is typically displayed when the BIOS is trying to detect and configure IDE/ATAPI devices
in POST.
Primary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible
The IDE/ATAPI device configured as Primary Slave failed an ATAPI compatibility test. This message
is typically displayed when the BIOS is trying to detect and configure IDE/ATAPI devices in POST.
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Secondary Master Drive - ATAPI Incompatible
The IDE/ATAPI device configured as Secondary Master failed an ATAPI compatibility test. This
message is typically displayed when the BIOS is trying to detect and configure IDE/ATAPI devices
in POST.
Secondary Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible
The IDE/ATAPI device configured as Secondary Slave failed an ATAPI compatibility test. This
message is typically displayed when the BIOS is trying to detect and configure IDE/ATAPI devices
in POST.
S.M.A.R.T. Capable but Command Failed
The BIOS tried to send a S.M.A.R.T. message to a hard disk, but the command transaction failed.
This message can be reported by an ATAPI device using the S.M.A.R.T. error reporting standard.
S.M.A.R.T. failure messages may indicate the need to replace the hard disk.
S.M.A.R.T. Command Failed
The BIOS tried to send a S.M.A.R.T. message to a hard disk, but the command transaction failed.
This message can be reported by an ATAPI device using the S.M.A.R.T. error reporting standard.
S.M.A.R.T. failure messages may indicate the need to replace the hard disk.
S.M.A.R.T. Status BAD, Backup and Replace
A S.M.A.R.T. capable hard disk sends this message when it detects an imminent failure.
This message can be reported by an ATAPI device using the S.M.A.R.T. error reporting standard.
S.M.A.R.T. failure messages may indicate the need to replace the hard disk.
S.M.A.R.T. Capable and Status BAD
A S.M.A.R.T. capable hard disk sends this message when it detects an imminent failure.
This message can be reported by an ATAPI device using the S.M.A.R.T. error reporting standard.
S.M.A.R.T. failure messages may indicate the need to replace the hard disk.
System configuration messages
DMA-2 Error
Error initializing secondary DMA controller. This is a fatal error, often indication a problem with
system hardware.
DMA Controller Error
POST error while trying to initialize the DMA controller. This is a fatal error, often indication a
problem with system hardware.
Checking NVRAM..Update Failed
BIOS could not write to the NVRAM block. This message appears when the FLASH part is
write-protected or if there is no FLASH part (System uses a PROM or EPROM).
Microcode Error
BIOS could not find or load the CPU Microcode Update to the CPU. This message only applies to
INTEL CPUs. The message is most likely to appear when a brand new CPU is installed in a system
board with an outdated BIOS. In this case, the BIOS must be updated to include the Microcode
Update for the new CPU.
NVRAM Checksum Bad, NVRAM Cleared
There was an error in while validating the NVRAM data. This causes POST to clear the NVRAM data.
Resource Conflict
More than one system device is trying to use the same non-shareable resources (Memory or I/O).
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NVRAM Ignored
The NVRAM data used to store Plug’n’Play (PnP) data was not used for system configuration in
POST.
NVRAM Bad
The NVRAM data used to store Plug’n’Play (PnP) data was not used for system configuration in
POST due to a data error.
Static Resource Conflict
Two or more Static Devices are trying to use the same resource space (usually Memory or I/O).
PCI I/O conflict
A PCI adapter generated an I/O resource conflict when configured by BIOS POST.
PCI ROM conflict
A PCI adapter generated an I/O resource conflict when configured by BIOS POST.
PCI IRQ conflict
A PCI adapter generated an I/O resource conflict when configured by BIOS POST.
PCI IRQ routing table error
BIOS POST (DIM code) found a PCI device in the system but was unable to figure out how to route
an IRQ to the device. Usually this error is causing by an incomplete description of the PCI Interrupt
Routing of the system.
Timer Error
Indicates an error while programming the count register of channel 2 of the 8254 timer. This may
indicate a problem with system hardware.
Interrupt Controller-1 error
BIOS POST could not initialize the Master Interrupt Controller. This may indicate a problem with
system hardware.
Interrupt Controller-2 error
BIOS POST could not initialize the Slave Interrupt Controller. This may indicate a problem with
system hardware.
CMOS messages
CMOS Date/Time Not Set
The CMOS Date and/or Time are invalid. This error can be resolved by readjusting the system time
in AMIBIOS Setup.
CMOS Battery Low
CMOS Battery is low. This message usually indicates that the CMOS battery needs to be replaced.
It could also appear when the user intentionally discharges the CMOS battery.
CMOS Settings Wrong
CMOS settings are invalid. This error can be resolved by using AMIBIOS Setup.
CMOS Checksum Bad
CMOS contents failed the Checksum check. Indicates that the CMOS data has been changed by a
program other than the BIOS or that the CMOS is not retaining its data due to malfunction. This
error can typically be resolved by using AMIBIOS Setup.
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Miscellaneous messages
Keyboard Error
Keyboard is not present or the hardware is not responding when the keyboard controller is
initialized.
Keyboard/Interface Error
Keyboard Controller failure. This may indicate a problem with system hardware.
System Halted
The system has been halted. A reset or power cycle is required to reboot the machine. This
message appears after a fatal error has been detected.
Troubleshooting
First steps
Try these steps first before going to the following sections:
Warning
To avoid bodily injury, do not attempt to troubleshoot your server problem if:
- The power cords or plugs are damaged
- Liquid has been spilled into your server
- Your server was dropped
- The case was damaged
Instead, unplug your server and contact a qualified computer technician.
• Make sure that the power cords are connected to your server and an AC outlet and that
the AC outlet is supplying power.
• If you use a surge protector or a UPS, make sure that it is turned on and is rated to handle
the power required by your server.
• If you added or removed server components before the problem started, review the
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installation procedures you performed and make sure that you followed each instruction.
You may need to remove the device, uninstall the device’s software, then reinstall the
device.
If an error message appears on the screen, write down the exact message before calling
Gateway Customer Care. For instructions, see “Telephone support” on page 64.
Restart your server, then press F2 at any time after you see the LEDs on your keyboard
flash or turn off. Check your configuration settings.
When diagnosing problems, press the non-maskable interrupt (NMI) button to put the server
into a halt state. For the location of the button, see “Control panel” on page 2.
If an error occurs in a program, see its documentation or online help.
Battery replacement
If you have problems after installing a new CMOS battery, try each of the following items, closing
the case and restarting the server after each try:
Warning
To avoid bodily injury, do not attempt to troubleshoot your server problem if:
- The power cords or plugs are damaged
- Liquid has been spilled into your server
- Your server was dropped
- The case was damaged
Instead, unplug your server and contact a qualified computer technician.
• Restart your server, then press F2 at any time after you see the LEDs on your keyboard
flash or turn off. Correct any discrepancies.
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• Remove the top panel by following the instructions in “Opening the server case” on page 29,
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then make sure that all cables inside the case are attached securely. Also, make sure that
the colored cable edges are aligned correctly and that the connectors do not miss any pins.
If you have the correct test equipment, make sure that the new battery has power. Although
unlikely, your new battery may be defective.
Beep codes
Whenever a recoverable error occurs during the power-on self-test (POST), the BIOS displays an
error message that describes the problem. The BIOS also sounds a beep code (one long tone
followed by two short tones) during POST if the video configuration fails (a faulty video controller)
or if an expansion card is not functioning correctly. One short beep indicates the BIOS will boot
the operating system. No error found.
A PCI expansion card (for example, a RAID controller) can also issue audible errors by itself, usually
consisting of one long tone followed by a series of short tones. For more information on the beep
codes issued, check the documentation for that device.
The following table shows POST error beep codes. Prior to system video initialization, BIOS uses
these codes to inform you of error conditions.
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Description
Troubleshooting steps
1
Memory refresh timer error
Reseat the memory modules or replace with
modules you know are good.
2
Parity error in the first 64 KB of memory.
Same as for 1 beep.
3
Base memory read/write test error
Same as for 1 beep.
4
System board timer not operational.
Possible system board malfunction. To eliminate
the possibility of an add in-card problem,
remove all expansion cards.
If the beep code occurs even when all expansion
cards have been removed, the system board is
at fault.
If the beep code does not occur when the
expansion cards have been removed, one of the
cards is causing the problem. Install the cards
one at a time until the problem happens again.
When the beep code returns, the most recent
card you installed is at fault.
5
A processor on the system board generated an
error.
Remove one of the processors if two are
installed, then try a known good processor in the
first socket.
Same as for 4 beeps.
6
The keyboard controller (8042) may be
defective. The BIOS cannot switch to Protected
mode.
Remove the keyboard to see if the error goes
away. If it does, try a known good keyboard.
Same as for 4 beeps.
7
General exception error (processor exception
error).
Same as for 5 beeps
8
Display memory error (system video adapter).
If the system video adapter is an add-in card,
replace or reseat the video adapter. If the video
adapter is integrated into the system board, the
board may be faulty. Try using an add-in card.
9
The ROM checksum value does not match the
value encoded in the BIOS.
Same as for 4 beeps.
10
The shutdown register for CMOS RAM failed.
Same as for 4 beeps.
11
The cache memory test failed.
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LED information
See the following table for a description of this server’s LEDs and the information they provide:
LED Name
Function
Location
Color
Description
ID
Aid in server
identification
Control panel and
back of system
board
Yellow
(front)
Blue (back)
On - Server identification
enabled
System Fault
Visible fault
warning
Control panel
Red
Off - System normal
Blinking - Non-critical system
fault
On - Critical system fault
(system needs to be shut down
and serviced)
Hard drive tray
LEDs
Indicate drive
status and activity
On each hard drive
tray
Blue or red
Blue (On) - Hard drive present
Blue (Blinking) - Hard drive
activity
Red (On) - Hard drive fault
Red (Blinking) - Hard drive
rebuilding
Off - No hard drive access
NIC status LEDs
Identify NIC states
Control panel and
back I/O panel
RJ-45 connectors
Blue (front)
Blue (On) - Link
Blue (Blink) - Activity
Off - No link
Green/
Orange
(back)
LED 1 Green (On) - NIC linked
LED 1 Green (Blinking) - NIC 1
Gbps activity
LED 1 (Off) - No link
LED 2 Orange (On) Link speed
1 Gbps
LED 2 Green (On) - Link at
100 Mbps
LED 2 Green (Off) - Link at
10 Mbps
Power LED
Identify the power
state of the system
Control panel
Blue
Off - Power is off
Blinking - Power saving state
(S1, S3, or S4)
On - Power is on
AC power LED
Identify power
supply fault
Power supply
module
Green or
Orange
Green (On) - Power supply good
and receiving power
Orange (On) - Power supply
critical event causing shutdown
Orange (Blinking) - Close to
protection threshold or over
within 15 seconds
Off - Power supply not receiving
power
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Diagnostic LEDs
This system board provides a set of eight diagnostic (Port 80) LEDs. If you are troubleshooting
your system, these LEDs can help you determine where errors are taking place.
If you are experiencing problems with your server, open the case and check these LEDs (CR8 to
CR15) on the system board, then check the tables on the following pages to determine the
problem.
The location of Port 80 LEDs is shown in the following illustration:
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The eight diagnostic LEDs are divided into two groups. LEDs from CR15-CR12 comprise one group,
and LEDs from CR11-CR8 comprise the other group. The two groups represent the two digits of
the hex code. The CR15-CR12 group stands for the first digit and the CR11-CR8 group stands for
the second.
CR15
CR14
CR13
CR12
CR11
CR10
CR9
CR8
In determining the code, Off = 0 and On = 1. Based on this, you can determine the corresponding
hex code. Then, by checking “POST code checkpoints” on page 73, “Bootblock initialization code
checkpoints” on page 76, “Bootblock recovery code checkpoints” on page 76, “DIM code
checkpoints” on page 77, and “ACPI runtime checkpoints” on page 78, you can find out where an
error is taking place.
For example, if a hex code of 0B is indicated, you can detemine that the server cannot detect the
PS/2 mouse. You can then take measures, such as reinserting the mouse, to solve the problem.
All LEDs are cleared and restored to normal status after the server is power cycled.
POST code checkpoints
The following table shows the checkpoints, LED codes, and task description of events that may
occur during the POST portion of the BIOS:
Check
point
Description
03
Disable NMI, Parity, video for EGA, and DMA controllers. Initialize BIOS, POST,
Runtime data area. Also initialize BIOS modules on POST entry and GPNV area.
Initialized CMOS as mentioned in the Kernel Variable “wCMOSFlags.”
04
Check CMOS diagnostic byte to determine if battery power is OK and CMOS
checksum is OK. Verify CMOS checksum manually by reading storage area. If the
CMOS checksum is bad, update CMOS with power-on default values and clear
passwords. Initialize status register A.
Initialize data variables that are based on CMOS setup questions. Initialize both the
8259 compatible PICs in the system.
05
Initialize the interrupt controller in hardware (generally PIC) and interrupt vector
table.
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Check
point
Description
06
Do R/W test to CH-2 count reg. Initialize CH-0 as system timer. Install the
POSTINT1Ch handler. Enable IRQ-0 in PIC for system timer interrupt.
Trap INT1Ch vector to “POSTINT1ChHandlerBlock.”
08
Initialize the CPU. The BAT test is being done on KBC. The keyboard controller
command byte is being programmed after Auto detection of KB/MS using AMI KB-5.
C0
Early CPU Init Start — Disable Cache - Init Local APIC
C1
Set up boot strap processor information.
C2
Set up boot strap processor for POST.
C5
Enumerate and set up application processors.
C6
Re-enable cache for boot strap processor.
C7
Early CPU Init Exit.
0A
Initialize the 8042 compatible keyboard controller.
0B
Detect the presence of PS/2 mouse.
0C
Detect the presence of keyboard in KBC port.
0E
Testing and initialization of different input devices. Also, update the Kernel
Variables.
Trap the INT09h vector, so that the POST INT09h handler gets control for IRQ1.
Uncompress all available language, BIOS logo, and Silent logo modules.
13
Early POST initialization of chipset registers.
24
Uncompress and initialize any platform specific BIOS modules.
30
Initialize System Management Interrupt.
2A
Initialize different devices through DIM.
See “DIM code checkpoints” on page 77 for more information.
2C
Initialize different devices. Detects and initializes the video adapter installed in the
system that has optional ROMs.
2E
Initialize all the output devices.
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Allocate memory for ADM module and uncompress it. Give control to ADM module
for initialization. Initialize language and font modules for ADM. Activate ADM
module.
33
Initialize the silent boot module. Set the window for displaying text information.
37
Displaying sign-on message, CPU information, setup key message, and any
OEM-specific information.
38
Initialize different devices through DIM. See “DIM code checkpoints” on page 77 for
more information.
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Initialize DMAC-1 and DMAC-2.
3A
Initialize RTC date/time.
3B
Test for total memory installed in the system. Also, press DEL or ESC keys to limit
memory test. Display total memory in the system.
3C
Mid-POST initialization of chipset registers.
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Check
point
Description
40
Detect different devices (parallel ports, serial ports, and coprocessor in CPU, and so
on) successfully installed in the system and update the BDA, EBDA, and so on.
50
Programming the memory hole or any kind of implementation that needs an
adjustment in system RAM size, if needed.
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Updates CMOS memory size from memory found in memory test. Allocates memory
for Extended BIOS Data Area from base memory.
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Initialize NUM-LOCK status and programs the KBD typematic rate.
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Initialize Int-13 and prepare for IPL detection.
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Initialize IPL devices controlled by BIOS and option ROMs.
7A
Initialize remaining option ROMs.
7C
Generate and write contents of ESCD in NVRam.
84
Log errors encountered during POST.
85
Display error to the user and gets the user response to error.
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Execute BIOS setup if needed/requested.
8C
Late POST initialization of chipset registers.
8D
Build ACPI tables (if ACPI is supported).
8E
Program the peripheral parameters. Enable/disable NMI as selected.
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Late POST initialization of system management interrupt.
A0
Check boot password if installed.
A1
Clean-up work needed before booting to operating system.
A2
Take care of runtime image preparation for different BIOS modules. Fill the free area
in F000h segment with 0FFh. Initializes the Microsoft® IRQ Routing Table. Prepares
the runtime language module. Disables the system configuration display, if needed.
A4
Initialize runtime language module.
A7
Display the system configuration screen, if enabled. Initialize the CPUs before boot,
including the programming of the MTRRs.
A8
Prepare CPU for operating system boot, including final MTRR values.
A9
Wait for user input at config display, if needed.
AA
Uninstall POST INT1Ch vector and INT09h vector. De-initializes the ADM module.
AB
Prepare BBS in Int 19 boot.
AC
End of POST initialization of chipset registers.
B1
Save system context for ACPI.
00
Pass control to OS Loader (typically INT19h).
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Bootblock initialization code checkpoints
The Bootblock initialization code sets up the chipset, memory, and other components before
system memory is available. The following table provides the diagnostic LED code for these
checkpoints and describes the type of checkpoints that may occur during the bootblock
initialization:
Check
point
Description
Before
D1h
Early chipset initialization is done. Early super I/O initialization is done, including RTC
and keyboard controller. NMI is disabled.
D1
Perform keyboard controller BAT test. Check if waking up from power management
suspend state. Save power-on CPUID value in scratch CMOS.
D0
Go to flat mode with 4 GB limit and GA20 enabled. Verify the bootblock checksum.
D2
Disable CACHE before memory detection. Execute full memory sizing module. Verify
that flat mode is enabled.
D3
If memory sizing module not executed, start memory refresh and do memory sizing
in Bootblock code. Do additional chipset initialization. Re-enable CACHE. Verify that
flat mode is enabled.
D4
Test base 512 KB memory. Adjust policies and cache first 8 MB. Set stack.
D5
Bootblock code is copied from ROM to lower system memory and control is given
to it. BIOS now executes out of RAM.
D6
Both key sequence and OEM-specific method is checked to determine if BIOS
recovery is forced. Main BIOS checksum is tested. If BIOS recovery is necessary,
control flows to checkpoint E0. See Bootblock Recovery Code Checkpoints section of
document for more information.
D7
Restore CPUID value back into register. The Bootblock-Runtime interface module is
moved to system memory and control is given to it. Determine whether to execute
serial flash.
D8
The Runtime module is uncompressed into memory. CPUID information is stored in
memory.
D9
Store the Uncompressed pointer for future use in PMM. Copying Main BIOS into
memory. Leaves all RAM below 1 MB Read-Write, including E000 and F000 shadow
areas, but closing SMRAM.
DA
Restore CPUID value back into register. Give control to BIOS POST
(ExecutePOSTKernel). See “POST code checkpoints” on page 73 for more information.
Bootblock recovery code checkpoints
The bootblock recovery code gets control when the BIOS determines that a BIOS recovery needs
to occur because the user has forced the update or the BIOS checksum is corrupt. The following
table provides the diagnostic LED codes for these checkpoints and describes the type of
checkpoints that may occur during the Bootblock recovery portion of the BIOS:
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Check
point
Description
E0
Initialize the floppy controller in the super I/O. Some interrupt vectors are initialized.
DMA controller is initialized. 8259 interrupt controller is initialized. L1 cache is
enabled.
E9
Set up floppy controller and data. Attempt to read from floppy.
EA
Enable ATAPI hardware. Attempt to read from ARMD and ATAPI CDROM.
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point
Description
EB
Disable ATAPI hardware. Jump back to checkpoint E9.
EF
Read error occurred on media. Jump back to checkpoint EB.
E9 or
EA
Determine information about root directory of recovery media.
F0
Search for pre-defined recovery file name in root directory.
F1
Recovery file not found.
F2
Start reading FAT table and analyze FAT to find the clusters occupied by the recovery
file.
F3
Start reading the recovery file cluster by cluster.
F5
Disable L1 cache.
FA
Check the validity of the recovery file configuration to the current configuration of
the flash part.
FB
Make flash write-enabled through chipset and OEM-specific method. Detect correct
flash part. Verify that the found flash part size equals the recovery file size.
F4
The recovery file size does not equal the found flash part size.
FC
Erase the flash part.
FD
Program the flash part.
FF
The flash has been updated successfully. Make flash write-disabled. Disable ATAPI
hardware. Restore CPUID value back into register. Give control to F000 ROM at
F000:FFF0h.
DIM code checkpoints
The Device Initialization Manager (DIM) gets control at various times during BIOS POST to initialize
different system buses. The following table describes the main checkpoints where the DIM module
is accessed.
Checkpoint
Description
2A
Initialize different buses and perform the following functions:
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Reset, Detect, and Disable (function 0) — Disables all device
nodes, PCI devices, and PnP ISA cards. It also assigns PCI
bus numbers.
■
Static Device Initialization (function 1) — Initializes all static
devices that include manual configured onboard
peripherals, memory and I/O decode windows in PCI-PCI
bridges, and noncompliant PCI devices. Static resources
are also reserved.
■
Boot Output Device Initialization (function 2) — Searches
for and initializes any PnP, PCI, or AGP video devices.
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Initialize different buses and perform the following functions:
■
Boot Input Device INitialization (function 3) — Searches for
and configures PCI input devices and detects if system has
standard keyboard controller.
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IPL Device Initialization (function 4) — Searches for and
configures all PnP and PCI boot devices.
■
General Device Initialization (function 5) — Configures all
onboard peripherals that are set to an automatic
configuration and configures all remaining PnP and PCI
devices.
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ACPI runtime checkpoints
ACPI checkpoints are displayed when an ACPI-capable operating system either enters or leaves
a sleep state. The following table describes the types of checkpoints that may occur during ACPI
sleep or wake events:
Checkpoint
Description
AC
First ASL checkpoint. Indicates that the system is running in
ACPI mode.
AA
System is running in APIC mode.
01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Entering sleep state S1, S2, S3, S4, or S5.
10, 20, 30, 40, 50
Waking from sleep state S1, S2, S3, S4, or S5.
BIOS
The settings in the BIOS Setup utility are not retained
• Replace the CMOS battery. For instructions, see “Replacing the CMOS battery” on page 51.
Optical drive
Your server does not recognize an optical drive
• Restart your server, then press F2 at any time after you see the LEDs on your keyboard flash
or turn off. Make sure that the IDE controllers are enabled. For more information, see “Using
the BIOS Setup Utility” on page 55.
• Reinstall the device driver. For instructions, see Using Your Server Companion DVD.
• Make sure that the drive is configured correctly by following the instructions in the drive’s
documentation.
• Turn off your server, then remove the drive and push it in again to make sure the drive is
seated correctly. For instructions, see “Removing and installing an optical drive” on page 31.
Your optical drive tray does not open
• Press a straightened paper clip wire into the optical drive’s manual eject hole. The drive
tray opens.
• If this problem happens frequently while the server is turned on, the drive may be defective.
Expansion cards
Your server does not recognize an expansion card
• Restart your server.
• Make sure that you have installed the necessary software or driver. For instructions, see
the card’s documentation.
• Reseat the expansion card and riser card. For instructions, see “Installing and removing PCI
expansion cards” on page 39.
Hard drive
The hard drive cannot be accessed, or you receive a “General failure reading drive C” error
message
• If a diskette is in the diskette drive, eject it and restart your server by pressing the reset
button.
• Restart your server by pressing the reset button.
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• Turn off your server, then remove all hard drives and push them in again to make sure the
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drives are seated correctly. For instructions, see “Removing and installing a hard drive” on
page 33.
If your server has been subjected to static electricity or physical shock, you may need to
reinstall the operating system.
You receive a “Non-system disk” or “disk error” error message
• Eject the diskette from the diskette drive, then press ENTER.
• Make sure that your hard drive has an active partition. For more information, see “The master
boot record is corrupted” on page 79.
You are having problems with a SATA drive
• For normal SATA drives (not SATA RAID), check the BIOS setup utility to see if the BIOS has
recognized the drive.
• Make sure that the power cable and SATA cables are attached securely to the drive cage.
• If the drive is not detected, try a different SATA port.
• Try swapping SATA cables between drives to determine if the cable is defective.
• Try listening to the drive to determine if the drive is spinning up. If not, the drive may be
defective.
The master boot record is corrupted
• In a Windows network operating system, repair the master boot record using FDISK.
To repair the master boot record:
• At a DOS command prompt, type fdisk/mbr, then press ENTER.
Internet
See also Modem.
You cannot connect to the Internet
• Make sure that your account with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is set up correctly.
Contact your ISP technical support for help.
• Make sure that you do not have a problem with your modem.
Keyboard
Liquid has been spilled into the keyboard
• If you spilled liquid in the keyboard, turn off your server and unplug the keyboard. Clean
the keyboard and turn it upside down to drain it. Let the keyboard dry before using it again.
If the keyboard does not work after it dries, you may need to replace it. This type of damage
is not covered by your server’s warranty.
Memory
Memory errors were detected during server start up
• Open your server and make sure that the memory modules are installed correctly. For
instructions, see “Installing memory” on page 36.
• A memory module may be defective. If possible, try another memory module and see if
the error repeats.
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Monitor
Your server is running but there is no picture
• Adjust the brightness and contrast controls to the center position.
• Make sure that the monitor is plugged in and turned on. If the monitor is turned on, the
power LED should be lit.
• Check the port and cable for bent or damaged pins.
• Connect your monitor to another computer, or connect a monitor that you know works to
your server.
The color is not uniform
Make sure that the monitor warms up for at least 30 minutes before making a final judgment
about color uniformity.
Make sure that:
• The monitor is not positioned too close to another monitor, electric fan, or fluorescent light.
• You demagnetize the screen using the monitor’s degauss feature. For more information on
degauss, see the monitor’s documentation.
A horizontal line or wire is visible across the CRT monitor screen
The monitor may use thin damper wires, located approximately 1/3 of the way from the upper
and lower screen edges, to stabilize the internal aperture grille. These wires are most obvious
when the monitor displays a white background. The aperture grille allows more light to pass
through the screen for brighter colors and greater luminescence. The damper wire is a critical
part of the overall monitor design and does not negatively affect the monitor’s function.
Power
You press the power button, but the server does not turn on
• If the power button LED is green, the server is turned on, but you may not be seeing an
image on the monitor. For monitor troubleshooting, see “Monitor” on page 80.
• If your server is plugged into a surge protector or UPS, make sure that the surge protector
or UPS is connected securely to an electrical outlet, turned on, and working correctly. One
way to check this is to plug the server directly into a wall outlet, bypassing the surge
protector or UPS.
• Make sure that the electrical outlet is working by plugging a working device, such as a lamp,
into the outlet, then turning it on to test the outlet.
• Open your server and make sure that the power supply module cage cable is connected
correctly to the system board.
When you turn on the server, it makes several short beeps
• The short beeps indicate the server has encountered some type of error. See “Beep codes”
on page 70.
Processor
Your server does not recognize a new processor
• Make sure that the processor is fully seated in its socket. The processor should be recognized
automatically if it is installed correctly.
• If you have upgraded your server from one processor to two, you may need to reconfigure
your operating system so it recognizes the additional processor. For instructions, see your
operating system’s documentation.
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Server Specifications
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•
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System specifications
System board specifications
Environmental specifications
Electronic specifications
Additional specifications
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System specifications
Case size
(H×W×L)
1.70 × 15.79 × 29.58 inches (4.32 × 40.10 × 75.14 cm)
Weight
25 to 37 lbs. (11.34 to 16.78 Kg)
Fans
■
Six dual-rotor, multi-speed system fans
Ports
■
PS/2 keyboard or mouse (2)
USB (4 standard, 2 front and 2 back)
Serial
VGA (1 standard [back])
LAN (2) (RJ-45)
IPMI (RJ-45) for BMC
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■
■
■
■
Drives
(standard)
One slimline drive bay for an optical drive
Hard drive bays
Four SAS/SATA hot-swap hard drive bays
Card sizes
Supports one full-length, full-height and one low-profile PCI expansion card
Power supply
One 650 W hot-swap, power supply module (standard)
Additional 650 W hot-swap redundant power supply module (optional)
Operating
systems
Supports Windows Server 2003 (all), Windows Small Business Server 2003
(all), and Windows Storage Server 2003 (all)
Certifications
■
■
■
FCC Class A
UL
cUL
System board specifications
Processor
Supports as many as two Intel® Xeon™ 5100 (Dual Core) or 5300 (Quad Core)
Series processors
Chipset
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Memory
Eight 240-pin vertical DIMM slots support from 512 MB to 32 GB if
fully-buffered (FB-DIMM) DDR2-667 compliant, ECC, 72-bit, single rank or dual
rank, low-profile or ultra low-profile, SDRAM modules.
PCI device/slot
PCI riser assembly, featuring:
■
One full-length, full-height 64-bit PCI-X 100 MHz or one PCI-Express riser,
which supports one card.
■
One low-profile (LP) PCI-Express riser, which supports one card.
VGA
■
Super I/O
■
LAN
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
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Intel ESB2E (Southbridge)
Integrated Matrox G200 Graphics Core with 2.25 MB
Up to 1280 × 1024, 8 bpp or 1024 × 768, 16 bpp
Server Engine Pilot controller
Supports one fast UART 16550 serial port, one PS/2 keyboard port, and
one PS/2 mouse port
Intel ESB2 controller
Dual onboard 10/100/1000 network interface
IEEE 850.3u auto-negotiation support
Full duplex support
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Storage
PCIe x8 mezzanine board for SAS HBA and RAID support.
ACPI
ACPI 2.0b compliance
Supports:
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S0
■
S1
■
S5
Environmental specifications
The following specifications identify maximum environmental conditions. At no time should the
server run under conditions which violate these specifications.
Variable
Requirements
Temperature
Nonoperating: -40° to 158°F (-40° to 70°C)
Operating: 50° to 95°F (10° to 35°C) with a maximum rate of change not
to exceed 10° per hour
Humidity
Nonoperating: + 10% to +95%
Operating: +20% to +80%
Acoustic noise
Sound Pressure: 58 dBA (Rackmount) in an idle state at typical office
ambient temperature. (73.4 +/- ° F) Sound Power: 6.8 BA in an idle state
at typical office ambient temperature. (73.4 +/- 3.6° F)
Shock
Operating - 5.0 g, 11 mSec, 1/2 sine
Unpackaged - 25 g, velocity change 136 inches/sec
( ≧ 40 lbs to > 80 lbs).
Packaged - Non-palletized free fall in height 24 inches ( ≧ 40 lbs to > 80 lbs)
Vibration
Unpackaged - 5 Hz to 500 Hz, 2.20 g RMS random
Electrostatic
discharge (ESD)
Tested to +/-15 kV - direct contact
+/- 8kV - air discharge
System cooling
requirement in
BTU/Hr
2219 BTU/hour for one 650 W power supply module
4438 BTU/hour for two 650 W power supply modules
Electronic specifications
Memory map
Address Range (hex)
Amount
Function
0 to 07FFFFh
640 KB
DOS region, base system memory
0A0000h to 0BFFFFh
128 KB
Video or SMM memory
0C0000h and 0DFFFFh
128 KB
Expansion card BIOS and buffer area
0E0000h to 0FFFFFh
128 KB
System BIOS
0E0000h to 0EFFFFh
2 MB
Extended system BIOS
FC000000h to FFFFFFFFh
64 MB
PCI memory space
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Interrupts
Important
If you disable an IDE controller to free the interrupt for that controller, you must
physically unplug the IDE cable from the system board. Simply disabling the drive by
configuring the BIOS option does not make the interrupt available.
The following table reflects a typical configuration, but you can change these interrupts. Use this
information to determine how to program each interrupt.
ISA Interrupt
Description
IRQ0
8254 timer
IRQ1
Keyboard controller
IRQ2
Cascade for IRQ9
IRQ3
Free
IRQ4
Serial port
IRQ5
Hot-plug SCSI controller
IRQ6
Diskette controller
IRQ7
Free
IRQ8
Real-time clock
IRQ9
Generic, Option for SCI
IRQ10
VGA
IRQ11
USB
IRQ12
Mouse controller
IRQ13
Numeric data processor
IRQ14
Primary IDE controller
IRQ15
Secondary IDE controller
Connector pinouts
Main power connector (J8)
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Pin
Signal Name
1
+3.3 V
2
+3.3 V
3
Ground
4
+5 V
5
Ground
6
+5 V
7
Ground
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Pin
Signal Name
8
Power good
9
Stand by +5 V
10
+12 V
11
+12 V
12
+3.3 V
13
+3.3 V
14
-12 V
15
Ground
16
DC_ON (soft on/off)
17
Ground
18
Ground
19
Ground
20
Key
21
+5 V
22
+5 V
23
+5 V
24
Ground
Processor power connector (J6)
Pin
Signal Name
1
Ground
2
Ground
3
Ground
4
Ground
5
+12 V
6
+12 V
7
+12 V
8
+12 V
Pin
Signal Name
1
Red (analog color signal R)
2
Green (analog color signal G)
VGA connector
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Pin
Signal Name
3
Blue (analog color signal B)
4
No connection
5
GND
6
GND
7
+5 V
8
GND
9
+5 V
10
GND
11
No connection
12
SDA
13
HSYNC (horizontal sync)
14
VSYNC (vertical sync)
15
SCL
Serial port connector
Pin
Signal Name
Description
1
DCD
Data Carrier Detect1
2
RXDATA
Receive Data
3
TXDATA
Transmit Data
4
DTR
Data Terminal Ready
5
GND
Ground
6
DSR
Data Set Ready
7
RTS
Request To Send
8
CTS
Clear To Send
9
RI
Ring Indicate
Keyboard and Mouse connectors
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Pin
Signal Name
1
Keyboard (or mouse) data
2
NC
3
GND
4
+5 V
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Pin
Signal Name
5
Keyboard (or mouse) clock
6
NC
External USB connectors
Pin
Signal Name
1
+5 V
2
USBN Data-
3
USBN Data+
4
GND
I2C (SMBus) connector
Pin
Signal Name
1
I2C SCL
2
I2C SDA
3
I2C Alert
4
Ground
5
+3.3 V
Additional specifications
For more information about your server, such as memory size, hard drive size, and processor type,
visit Gateway’s eSupport page at support.gateway.com. The eSupport page also has links to
additional Gateway documentation and detailed specifications for your own server.
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BIOS Settings
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APPENDIX B: BIOS Settings
If you ever need to restore your BIOS settings, such as after a system board change, a record of
the settings will make the process much easier. You can print this appendix, then record your
custom BIOS settings on the printout. Only settings which can be changed are listed. For a
complete list of viewable BIOS settings, run the BIOS Setup utility.
To view all BIOS settings:
1 Restart your server, then press F2 at any time after you see the LEDs on your keyboard
flash or turn off. The BIOS Setup utility opens.
2 Select menus and submenus to display setting information.
Caution
Setting the wrong values in the Advanced Menu may cause the server to malfunction.
BIOS menu
BIOS submenu
Setting
Value
Main
System Overview
AMIBIOS (CORE, Build date,
System ID, Version), Processor
(Type, Speed, Count)
System Memory (Size)
System Time
HH:MM:SS
System Date
DAY MM/DD/YYYY
Advanced
CPU Configuration
Manufacturer
Brand String
Frequency
FSB Speed
CPU1 (CPUID, Cache L1, Cache
L2, Cache L3)
CPU2 (CPUID, Cache L1, Cache
L2, Cache L3)
90
Max CPUID Value Limit
Enabled
Disabled
Virtualization Technology (VT)
Enabled
Disabled
Execute Disable Bit
Enabled
Disabled
Hardware Prefetcher
Enabled
Disabled
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
Enabled
Disabled
Virtualization Technology (VT)
Enabled
Disabled
Hyper-Threading Technology
Enabled
Disabled
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BIOS submenu
Setting
Value
Intel Speed Step™ Tech
Auto
Disabled
Memory Performance Mode
Non-Redundant
■
Interleaved
■
Single Channel
Mirror
■
Mirrors branch
space
■
Between branches
Spare
■
Rank/DIMM
Sparing
Memory
Configuration
Total Memory Capacity
Memory Redundancy
Non-Redundant
Mirror
Spare
DIMM 1
(Size)
(Not Installed)
DIMM 2
(Size)
(Not Installed)
DIMM 3
(Size)
(Not Installed)
DIMM 4
(Size)
(Not Installed)
DIMM 5
(Size)
(Not Installed)
DIMM 6
(Size)
(Not Installed)
DIMM 7
(Size)
(Not Installed)
DIMM 8
(Size)
(Not Installed)
ATA/IDE Configuration
Disabled
Compatible
Enhanced
Legacy IDE Channels
SATA Only
PATA Pri, SATA Sec
SATA Pri, PATA Sec
PATA Only
Configure SATA as
IDE
RAID
ACHI
Primary IDE Master
(auto-detected)
Selects IDE
Configuration
sub-menu.
IDE Configuration
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BIOS menu
BIOS submenu
Setting
Value
Primary IDE Slave
(auto-detected)
Selects IDE
Configuration
sub-menu.
Secondary IDE Master
(auto-detected)
Selects IDE
Configuration
sub-menu.
Secondary IDE Slave
(auto-detected)
Selects IDE
Configuration
sub-menu.
Third IDE Master
(auto-detected)
Selects IDE
Configuration
sub-menu.
Fourth IDE Master
(auto-detected)
Selects IDE
Configuration
sub-menu.
Fourth IDE Slave
(auto-detected)
Selects IDE
Configuration
sub-menu.
ACHI Port 0
(auto-detected)
ACHI Port 1
(auto-detected)
ACHI Port 2
(auto-detected)
ACHI Port 3
(auto-detected)
ACHI Port 4
(auto-detected)
ACHI Port 5
(auto-detected)
Hard Disk Write Protect
Disabled
Enabled
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30,
35
Onboard Floppy Controller
Disabled
Enabled
Floppy A
Disabled
1.44 MB 3½”
2.88 MB 3½”
Serial Port 1 Address
Disabled
3F8
2F8
3E8
2E8
Super I/O
Configuration
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BIOS menu
BIOS submenu
Setting
Value
Serial Port 1 IRQ
IRQ3
IRQ4
IRQ10
IRQ11
PS/2 Keyboard
Present
PS/2 Mouse
Present
USB Configuration
USB Devices Enabled (List of
USB devices detected by BIOS)
Legacy USB Support
Disabled
Enabled
Auto
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
FullSpeed (12 Mbps)
HiSpeed (480 Mbps)
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
Disabled
Enabled
USB Mass Storage Device
Configuration
Selects USB Mass
Storage Device
Configuration
submenu with USB
Device enable
Onboard VGA
Disabled
Enabled
Onboard ESB2 NIC
Disabled
Enabled
NIC 1 PXE function
Disabled
Enabled
NIC 2 PXE function
Disabled
Enabled
GTW MzBoard Option ROM
Disabled
Enabled
Full Height Riser Slot
■
PCI Configuration
■
■
Top PCIe slot
Option ROM
(enabled or
disabled)
Middle PCIe slot
Option ROM
(enabled or
disabled)
Bottom PCIe slot
Option ROM
(enabled or
disabled)
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BIOS menu
BIOS submenu
Setting
Value
Low Profile Riser Slot
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■
Top PCIe slot
Option ROM
(enabled or
disabled)
Bottom PCIe slot
Option ROM
(enabled or
disabled)
Boot
Boot Settings
Configuration
Quick Boot
Disabled
Enabled
Quiet Boot
Disabled
Enabled
Bootup Num-Lock
Disabled
Enabled
POST Error Pause
Disabled
Enabled
1st Boot Device
Varies (Specifies boot
sequence from the
available devices.)
nth Boot Device
Varies (Specifies boot
sequence from the
available devices.)
1st Drive
Varies (Specifies boot
sequence from the
available devices.)
nth Drive
Varies (Specifies boot
sequence from the
available devices.)
1st Drive
Varies (Specifies boot
sequence from the
available devices.)
nth Drive
Varies (Specifies boot
sequence from the
available devices.)
1st Drive
Varies (Specifies boot
sequence from the
available devices.)
nth Drive
Varies (Specifies boot
sequence from the
available devices.)
Boot Device Priority
Hard Disk Drives
Removable Drive
CD/DVD Drives
Security
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BIOS menu
BIOS submenu
Setting
Value
Administrator Password
(Installed/Not installed)
User Password (Installed/Not
installed)
Change Administrator
Password (Set or clear Admin
password)
User Access Level
No Access
View Only
Limited
Full Access
Change User Password (Set or
clear User password)
Password On Boot
Disabled
Enabled
Boot Sector Virus Protection
Disabled
Enabled
Power & Reset Switches Inhibit
Disabled
Enabled
NMI Control
Disabled
Enabled
Server Board Part Number
Varies
Server Board Serial Number
Varies
NIC 1 MAC Address
Varies
NIC 2 MAC Address
Varies
System Part Number
Varies
System Serial Number
Varies
Chassis Part Number
Varies
Chassis Serial Number
Varies
BIOS Version
BIOS ID string
(excluding build
time/date)
BMC Device ID
Varies
BMC Firmware Revision
Varies
BMC Device Revision
Varies
PIA Revision
Varies
SDR Revision
Varies
Server
System Management
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BIOS menu
BIOS submenu
Setting
Value
HSC FW Revision (HSBP)
Firmware revision of
the Hotswap
controller. N/A if not
present.
Remote Access
Disabled
Enabled
Serial Port Number (Base
address and IRQ)
COM1
Serial Port Mode
115200 8,n,1
57600 8,n,1
19200 8,n,1
09600 8,n,1
Flow Control
None
Hardware
Software
Redirection After BIOS POST
Disabled
Boot Loader
Always
Terminal Type
ANSI
VT100+
VT-UTF8
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
Disabled
Enabled
Remote Access
Configuration
IPMI Configuration
Status of BMC
BMC Firmware Revision
View BMC Event Log
Provides data on
event log
Clear BMC System Event Log
BMC PEF Status
Disabled
Enabled
Toggle PEF
No
Yes
IOat
Disabled
Enabled
Restore on AC Power
Loss
Power Off
Power On
Last State
Wake on RING
function
Disabled
Enabled
Exit
Save Changes and Exit (F10)
Discard Changes and Exit
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BIOS menu
BIOS submenu
Setting
Value
Discard Changes
Load Optimal Defaults
Load Custom Defaults
Save Custom Defaults
The following second level submenus are accessed from the submenu indicated in the first column.
BIOS submenu
BIOS 2nd level
submenu
Setting
Primary IDE Master
(All IDE drives)
(Below is shown information
and options appropriate to
drive type)
Value
IDE
Configuration
Device
Device information
Vendor
Device vendor
Size
Device size
LBA Mode
Device LBA mode
Block Mode
Device block mode
PIO Mode
Device PIO mode
Async DMA
Device Async DMA mode
Ultra DMA
Device Ultra DMA mode
S.M.A.R.T.
Device S.M.A.R.T. support
Type
Not Installed
Auto
CD/DVD
ARMD
LBA/Large Mode
Disabled
Auto
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
Mode
Disabled
Auto
PIO Mode
Auto
0
1
2
3
4
DMA Mode
Auto
SWDMA 0-2
MWDMA 0-2
UWDMA 0-6
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BIOS submenu
BIOS submenu
BIOS 2nd level
submenu
BIOS 2nd level
submenu
Setting
Value
S.M.A.R.T.
Auto
Disabled
Enabled
32Bit Data Transfer
Disabled
Enabled
Setting
Value
USB Mass Storage Reset Delay
10 Sec
20 Sec
30 Sec
40 Sec
Device #1
Only displayed if a device
is detected. Includes a
DeviceID string returned
by the USB device.
Emulation Type
Auto
Floppy
Forced FDD
Hard Disk
CDROM
Device #n
Only displayed if a device
is detected. Includes a
DeviceID string returned
by the USB device.
Emulation Type
Auto
Floppy
Forced FDD
Hard Disk
CDROM
USB
Configuration
USB Mass Storage
Device Configuration
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APPENDIXC
Legal Information
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APPENDIX C: Legal Information
Regulatory compliance statements
United States of America
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Unintentional emitter per FCC Part 15
FCC Part 15 Class A Statement
The server is designated as complying with Class A requirements if it bares the following text on the rating label:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference.
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a commercial installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference with radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference, in which case you will be required to correct the interference at your own expense.
Caution
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Gateway could void the FCC
compliance and negate your authority to operate the product.
Telecommunications per FCC part 68
(applicable to products fitted with USA modems)
Your modem complies with Part 68 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. On the computer or modem card is a label
that contains the FCC registration number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this device. If requested, this information must be
provided to the telephone company.
An FCC-compliant telephone line cord with a modular plug is required for use with this device. The modem is designed to be connected
to the telephone network or premises wiring using a compatible modular jack which is Part 68-compliant. See installation instructions
for details.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) is used to determine the number of devices which may be connected to the telephone line.
Excessive RENs on a telephone line may result in the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most areas, the sum of
RENs should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be connected to a line, as determined by the total
RENs, contact the local telephone company.
If this device causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify you in advance that temporary discontinuance
of service may be required. The telephone company may request that you disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved.
The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the operation of
this equipment. If this happens, the telephone company will provide advance notice in order for you to make necessary modifications
to maintain uninterrupted service.
This equipment cannot be used on telephone company-provided coin service. Connection to party line service is subject to state
tariffs. Contact the state public utility commission or public service commission for information.
When programming or making test calls to emergency numbers:
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Remain on the line and briefly explain to the dispatcher the reason for the call.
Perform such activities in the off-peak hours such as early morning or late evenings.
The United States Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or other electronic
device to send any message via a telephone fax machine unless such message clearly contains, in a margin at the top or bottom of
each transmitted page or on the first page of the transmission, the date and time it is sent, an identification of the business, other
entity, or other individual sending the message, and the telephone number of the sending machine or such business, other entity, or
individual. Refer to your fax communication software documentation for details on how to comply with the fax-branding requirement.
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FCC declaration of conformity
Responsible party:
Gateway Companies, Inc.
610 Gateway Drive, North Sioux City, SD 57049
(605) 232-2000 Fax: (605) 232-2023
Product:
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For unique identification of the product configuration, please submit the 10-digit serial number found on the product to the
responsible party.
Caution
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Gateway could void the FCC
compliance and negate your authority to operate the product.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of this product is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Canada
Industry Canada (IC)
Unintentional emitter per ICES-003
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the radio
interference regulations of Industry Canada.
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de
Classe A prescrites dans le règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par Industrie Canada.
Telecommunications per Industry Canada CS03
(for products fitted with an IC-compliant modem)
The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the equipment meets certain
telecommunications network protective, operation, and safety requirements. The Department does not guarantee the equipment will
operate to the users’ satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should make sure that it is permissible to be connected to the facilities of the local
telecommunications company. The equipment must also be installed using an acceptable method of connection. In some cases, the
inside wiring associated with a single-line individual service may be extended by means of a certified connector assembly. The
customer should be aware that compliance with the above conditions may not prevent degradation of service in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an authorized Canadian maintenance facility designated by the supplier. Any
repairs or alterations made by the user to this equipment, or equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications company
cause to request the user to disconnect the equipment.
Warning
To avoid electrical shock or equipment malfunction do not attempt to make electrical
ground connections by yourself. Contact the appropriate inspection authority or an
electrician, as appropriate.
Users should make sure, for their own protection, that the electrical ground connections of the power utility, telephone lines, and
internal metallic water pipe system, if present, are connected together. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) assigned to each terminal device provides an indication of the maximum number of terminals
allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. The termination on an interface may consist of any combination of devices subject
only to the requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the devices does not exceed 5.
Laser safety statement
All Gateway systems equipped with CD and DVD drives comply with the appropriate safety standards, including IEC 825. The laser
devices in these components are classified as “Class 1 Laser Products” under a US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Radiation Performance Standard. Should the unit ever need servicing, contact an authorized service location.
Warning
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those
specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure. To prevent exposure
to laser beams, do not try to open the enclosure of a CD or DVD drive.
California Proposition 65 Warning
Warning
This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to
cause cancer and/or birth defects or reproductive harm.
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Environmental information
The product you have purchased contains extracted natural resources that have been used in the manufacturing process. This product
may contain substances known to be hazardous to the environment or to human health.
To prevent releases of harmful substances into the environment and to maximize the use of our natural resources, Gateway provides
the following information on how you can responsibly recycle or reuse most of the materials in your “end of life” product.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (commonly known as WEEE) should never be disposed of in the municipal waste stream
(residential garbage collection). The “Crossed-Out Waste Bin” label affixed to this product is your reminder to dispose of your “end of
life” product properly.
Substances such as glass, plastics, and certain chemical compounds are highly recoverable, recyclable, and
reusable. You can do your part for the environment by following these simple steps:
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When your electrical or electronic equipment is no longer useful to you, “take it back” to your local or regional
waste collection administration for recycling.
■
In some cases, your “end of life” product may be “traded in” for credit towards the purchase of new Gateway
equipment. Call Gateway to see if this program is available in your area.
■
If you need further assistance in recycling, reusing, or trading in your “end of life” product, you may contact us at
the Customer Care number listed in your product’s user guide and we will be glad to help you with your effort.
Finally, we suggest that you practice other environmentally friendly actions by understanding and using the energy-saving features of
this product (where applicable), recycling the inner and outer packaging (including shipping containers) this product was delivered in,
and by disposing of or recycling used batteries properly.
With your help, we can reduce the amount of natural resources needed to produce electrical and electronic equipment, minimize the
use of landfills for the disposal of “end of life” products, and generally improve our quality of life by ensuring that potentially
hazardous substances are not released into the environment and are disposed of properly.
Notices
Copyright © 2007 Gateway, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
7565 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618-2930 USA
All Rights Reserved
This publication is protected by copyright and all rights are reserved. No part of it may be reproduced or transmitted by any means or
in any form, without prior consent in writing from Gateway.
The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate. However, changes are made periodically.
These changes are incorporated in newer publication editions. Gateway may improve and/or change products described in this
publication at any time. Due to continuing system improvements, Gateway is not responsible for inaccurate information which may
appear in this manual. For the latest product updates, consult the Gateway Web site at www.gateway.com. In no event will Gateway
be liable for direct, indirect, special, exemplary, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any defect or omission in this
manual, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
In the interest of continued product development, Gateway reserves the right to make improvements in this manual and the products
it describes at any time, without notices or obligation.
Trademark Acknowledgments
Trademarks used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gateway, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other
brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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APPENDIXD
Safety Information
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APPENDIX D: Safety Information
Important safety information
Warning
Always follow these instructions to help guard against personal injury and damage
to your Gateway system.
Your Gateway system is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of information technology equipment. However, to
ensure safe use of this product, it is important that the safety instructions marked on the product and in the documentation are
followed.
Setting up your system
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Read and follow all instructions marked on the product and in the documentation before you operate your system. Retain all safety
and operating instructions for future use.
Do not use this product near water or a heat source such as a radiator.
Set up the system on a stable work surface.
The product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the rating label.
If your computer has a voltage selector switch, make sure that the switch is in the proper position for your area. The voltage
selector switch is set at the factory to the correct voltage.
Openings in the computer case are provided for ventilation. Do not block or cover these openings. Make sure you provide adequate
space, at least 6 inches (15 cm), around the system for ventilation when you set up your work area. Never insert objects of any kind
into the computer ventilation openings.
Some products are equipped with a three-wire power cord to make sure that the product is properly grounded when in use. The
plug on this cord will fit only into a grounding-type outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into an outlet,
contact an electrician to install the appropriate outlet.
If you use an extension cord with this system, make sure that the total ampere rating on the products plugged into the extension
cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating.
If your system is fitted with a TV Tuner, cable, or satellite receiver card, make sure that the antenna or cable system is electrically
grounded to provide some protection against voltage surges and buildup of static charges.
Care during use
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Do not walk on the power cord or allow anything to rest on it.
Do not spill anything on the system.
Some products have a replaceable CMOS battery on the system board. There is a danger of explosion if the CMOS battery is
replaced incorrectly. Replace the battery with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of batteries
according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
When the computer is turned off, a small amount of electrical current still flows through the computer. To avoid electrical shock,
always unplug all power cables and modem cables from the wall outlets before cleaning the system.
Warning
This unit has two power supplies. To remove power from all internal circuitry you
must disconnect both power cords.
■
Unplug the system from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified personnel if:
■
The power cord or plug is damaged.
■
Liquid has been spilled into the system.
■ The system does not operate properly when the operating instructions are followed.
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The system was dropped or the cabinet is damaged.
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The system performance changes.
Replacement parts and accessories
Use only replacement parts and accessories recommended by Gateway.
Warning
To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunications line cord.
Important
Do not use Gateway products in areas classified as hazardous locations. Such areas
include patient care areas of medical and dental facilities, oxygen-laden environments, or
industrial facilities.
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Index
Numerics
C
5.25-inch drive
location 2
card
installing 39
slot location 2, 4, 39
troubleshooting 78
case
closing 30
opening 29
checkpoints
ACPI runtime 78
bootblock initialization code
A
accessories
safety precautions 104
ACPI runtime checkpoints 78
add-in card
see card
administrator password 22
Advanced menu
BIOS Setup utility 56
B
backplane 6
installing 48
SAS/SATA 6
backplane battery
replacing 50
baseboard management
controller 23
battery
location 4
replacing 51
troubleshooting 69
beep codes 70
bezel
installing 14
BIOS
recovering 57
resetting 58
resetting passwords 59
troubleshooting 78
BIOS Setup utility
menus 56, 90
navigating through 56
opening 56
passwords 22, 59
recording configuration 21
settings 90
submenus 97, 98
troubleshooting 78
BMC 23
recovering 60
Boot menu
BIOS Setup utility 56
bootblock initialization code
checkpoints
diagnostic LEDs 76
bootblock recovery code
checkpoints
diagnostic LEDs 76
76
bootblock recovery code 76
DIM code 77
POST code 73
cleaning
case 20
keyboard 20
screen 21
tape drive 21
closing case 30
CMOS battery
see battery
components
installing 28
configuration jumper 4
connections
control panel 4
diskette drive 4
IDE 4
keyboard 2
LAN 2
monitor 2
mouse 2
network 2
power 2, 4
PS/2 2
RJ-45 4
serial 2
USB 2
VGA 2
video 2
control panel
replacing 52
standard 2
cover panels
removing 29
D
DDR SDRAM
see memory
device drivers
installing 23
Device Initialization Manager
see DIM
diagnostic LEDs 72
ACPI runtime checkpoints 78
bootblock initialization code
checkpoints 76
bootblock recovery code
checkpoints 76
DIM code checkpoints 77
POST code checkpoints 73
DIM code checkpoints 77
DIMM
see memory
diskette drive
connector 4
location 2
display
troubleshooting 80
documentation
Gateway Web site 8
Server Companion DVD 23
drive bays
location 2
drivers
installing 23
drives
configuring 31
diskette 2
hard drive 2, 33
hot-swap 2, 33
installing 31, 33
optical 2
RAID 2, 33
removing 31
replacing 31
SAS/SATA 2
tape 21
troubleshooting 78
DVD
Server Companion 23
E
electronic specifications 83
electrostatic discharge (ESD) 28
empty drive bays
filling 35
environmental specifications 83
error messages 65
eSupport 87
Exit menu
BIOS Setup utility 56
expansion card
see card
F
fan module
connector 4
location 4
105
Index
filling empty drive bays 35
finding specifications 82, 87
front panel connector 4
G
Gateway
Customer Care 64
Learning Libraries 65
Web address 8
Web site 8
Gateway Systems Manager 21
H
hard drive
indicator 2
installing 33
LED indicator 2
removing 33
troubleshooting 78
heat sink
installing 43
help
telephone support 64
tutoring 65
hot-swap
backplane 6
backplane, SAS/SATA 6
backplanes 48
hard drives 2, 33
power supply 45
hot-swap drives
installing 33
location 2
I
IDE
connectors 4
drive configuration 31
indicators 2, 16
information
LED 7, 71
installing
add-in card 39
backplane 48
battery 51
bezel 14
card 39
drives 31
expansion cards 39
hard drive 33
heat sink 43
hot-swap drive 33
memory 36
PCI expansion card 39
PCI riser assembly 39
power distribution board 46
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power supply 45
processor 43
SAS/SATA backplane 48
SAS/SATA drive 33
system board 52
system fans 41
Internet connection
troubleshooting 79
interrupts 84
intrusion switch connector
location 4
IRQ assignments 84
J
jacks
see connections
jumper
location 4
K
keyboard
cleaning 20
port 2
troubleshooting 79
L
LAN jack 2
LED
information 7, 71
LEDs 2
diagnostic 72
system board 7, 71
line conditioners 10
location
drive bays 3
fan module 3
memory slots 3
PCI riser assembly 3
power supply cage 3
processor air duct 3
lock
key 2, 29
location 2
M
Main menu
BIOS Setup utility 56
maintenance
cleaning 20
cleaning case 20
cleaning keyboard 20
cleaning screen 21
Gateway Systems Manager
21
general guidelines 20
recording BIOS configuration
21
master boot record 79
memory
installing 36
location 4
map 83
troubleshooting 79
messages 65
monitor
cleaning 21
port 2
troubleshooting 80
motherboard
see system board
mouse port 2
N
network jack 2
NMI 69
non-maskable interrupt 2, 69
O
opening case 29
operating system setup 17
optical drive
location 2
troubleshooting 78
P
password
resetting BIOS 59
supervisor 22
user 22
PCI card
see card
PCI riser assembly
installing 39
removing 39
ports
see connections
POST (power-on self-test) 16
POST code checkpoints
diagnostic LEDS 73
power
auxiliary connector 4
button 2, 16, 17
cord connector 2, 4
indicator 2
LED 2
line conditioners 10
main connector 4
protecting from surges 10
reset button 2
source problems 10
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static electricity 28
surge protectors 10
troubleshooting 80
uninterruptible power supply
(UPS) 11
power cage, replacing 47
power distribution board
installing 46
power supply
installing 45
manageability connector 4
uninterruptible 11
power-on self-test 16
processor
heat sink 43
installing 43
replacing 43
troubleshooting 80
R
rack mount kit 11
rack mounting server 11
RAID drives
installing 33
RAM
see memory
rear fan 2
recovering
BIOS 57
BMC 60
removing
optical drive 31
PCI riser assembly 39
see installing
see removing
server from cabinet 15
system fans 41
removing hard drive 33
replacing
backplane battery 50
control panel 52
power cage 47
see installing
reset button 2
resetting
BIOS 58
resources
interrupts 84
memory map 83
riser card 4, 39
RJ-45 serial port 2
S
safety
general precautions 10, 100,
104
guidelines for
troubleshooting 65
static electricity 28
SAS JBOD
connector 2
SAS/SATA
backplane 6
screen
cleaning 21
troubleshooting 80
SDRAM
see memory
security
locking server 22
set passwords 22
setting up in BIOS 22
supervisor password 22
system 22
user passwords 22
using password 22
Security menu
BIOS Setup utility 56
security switch connector
location 4
serial number 64
serial port 2
server
back 2
identifying 22
interior 3
mounting 11
removing from cabinet 15
starting 16
turning off 17
turning on 16
Server Companion DVD 8, 23
Server menu
BIOS Setup utility 56
setting up
hardware 10
operating system 17
safety precautions 10, 20, 104
Setup utility
see BIOS Setup utility
slots
memory 4
specifications 82, 87
electronic 83
environmental 83
system 82
system board 82
standard control panel 2
starting server 16
static electricity 28
supervisor password
see administrator password
support
telephone 8
surge protector 10
system 82
administration 21
control 21
ID indicator 2, 22
interrupts 84
management 21
security 22
specifications 82
startup 16
system board
components 4
connectors 4
installing 52
replacing 52
specifications 82
system board LEDs 7, 71
system configuration
protecting with passwords
22
system fans
installing 41
removing 41
replacing 41
system recovery
recording BIOS configuration
21
T
tape drive
cleaning 21
location 2
technical support
Customer Care 64
resources 64
tips before contacting 64
telephone support 8, 64
training
CD 65
Gateway Learning Libraries
65
troubleshooting
add-in card 78
battery 69
beep codes 70
BIOS 78
card 78
diagnostic LEDs 72
error messages 65
expansion card 78
general guidelines 69
general safety guidelines 65
hard drive 78
Internet connection 79
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Index
keyboard 79
LED information 7, 71
master boot record 79
memory 79
monitor 80
optical drive 78
power 80
power source problems 10
processor 80
safety guidelines 65
technical support 64
telephone support 64
video 80
turning off server 17
turning on server 16
U
uninterruptible power supply
(UPS) 11
updating the BIOS 56
UPS 11
USB ports
internal connector 4
location 2
user password 22
V
VGA port 2
W
Web site
Gateway 8
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