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SUPERSERVER 6014A-8
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Preface
Preface
About This Manual
This manual is written for professional system integrators and PC technicians. It provides information for the installation and use of the SuperServer 6014A-8. Installation and maintainance should be performed by experienced technicians only.
The SuperServer 6014A-8 is a high-end 1U rackmount server based on the
SC813S-500 rackmount server chassis and the X6DAR-8G serverboard,
which supports single or dual Intel ® Xeon TM processors at a Front Side
(system) Bus speed of 800 MHz and up to 16 GB of DDR333 (PC2100) or 32
GB of DDR266 (PC1600) low-profile SDRAM memory.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1: Introduction
The first chapter provides a checklist of the main components included with
the server system and describes the main features of the SUPER X6DAR8G serverboard and the SC813S-500 chassis.
Chapter 2: Server Installation
This chapter describes the steps necessary to install the SuperServer 6014A-8
into a rack and check out the server configuration prior to powering up the
system. If your server was ordered without processor and memory components,
this chapter will refer you to the appropriate sections of the manual for their
installation.
Chapter 3: System Interface
Refer here for details on the system interface, which includes the functions
and information provided by the control panel on the chassis as well as
other LEDs located throughout the system.
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Chapter 4: System Safety
You should thoroughly familiarize yourself with this chapter for a general
overview of safety precautions that should be followed when installing and
servicing the SuperServer 6014A-8.
Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
Chapter 5 provides detailed information on the X6DAR-8G serverboard, including
the locations and functions of connectors, headers and jumpers. Refer to this
chapter when adding or removing processors or main memory and when
reconfiguring the serverboard.
Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
Refer to Chapter 6 for detailed information on the 1U SC813S-500 rackmount
server chassis. You should follow the procedures given in this chapter when
installing, removing or reconfiguring SCSI or peripheral drives and when replacing
the system power supply unit and cooling fans.
Chapter 7: BIOS
The BIOS chapter includes an introduction to BIOS and provides detailed
information on running the CMOS Setup Utility.
Appendix A: BIOS POST Messages
Appendix B: BIOS POST Codes
Appendix C: Software Installation
Appendix D: System Specifications
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Table of Contents
Preface
About This Manual ...................................................................................................... iii
Manual Organization ................................................................................................... iii
Chapter 1: Introduction
1-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 1-1
1-2
Serverboard Features ................................................................................... 1-2
1-3
Server Chassis Features .............................................................................. 1-5
1-4
Contacting Supermicro .................................................................................. 1-7
Chapter 2: Server Installation
2-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 2-1
2-2
Unpacking the System ................................................................................... 2-1
2-3
Preparing for Setup ....................................................................................... 2-1
Choosing a Setup Location .................................................................... 2-2
Rack Precautions ..................................................................................... 2-2
Server Precautions .................................................................................. 2-2
Rack Mounting Considerations .............................................................. 2-3
2-4
Installing the System into a Rack ................................................................ 2-4
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails .......................................... 2-4
Installing the Inner Rails ......................................................................... 2-4
Installing the Outer Rails ........................................................................ 2-5
Installing the Server into the Rack ....................................................... 2-6
Installing the Server into a Telco Rack ............................................... 2-7
2-5
Checking the Serverboard Setup ................................................................ 2-8
2-6
Checking the Drive Bay Setup ................................................................... 2-10
Chapter 3: System Interface
3-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 3-1
3-2
Control Panel Buttons .................................................................................... 3-1
Reset .......................................................................................................... 3-1
Power ........................................................................................................ 3-1
3-3
Control Panel LEDs ........................................................................................ 3-2
Overheat/Fan Fail .................................................................................... 3-2
NIC2 ............................................................................................................ 3-2
NIC1 ............................................................................................................ 3-2
HDD ............................................................................................................ 3-2
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Power ........................................................................................................ 3-3
3-4
SCSI Drive Carrier LEDs ............................................................................... 3-3
Chapter 4: System Safety
4-1
Electrical Safety Precautions ....................................................................... 4-1
4-2
General Safety Precautions ......................................................................... 4-2
4-3
ESD Precautions ............................................................................................. 4-3
4-4
Operating Precautions ................................................................................... 4-4
Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
5-1
Handling the Serverboard ............................................................................. 5-1
5-2
PGA Processor and Heatsink Installation .................................................. 5-2
5-3
Connecting Cables ......................................................................................... 5-5
Connecting Data Cables ......................................................................... 5-5
Connecting Power Cables ...................................................................... 5-5
Connecting the Control Panel ................................................................ 5-6
5-4
I/O Ports ........................................................................................................... 5-7
5-5
Installing Memory ............................................................................................ 5-7
5-6
Adding PCI Cards ........................................................................................... 5-9
5-7
Serverboard Details ..................................................................................... 5-10
X6DAR-8G Layout ................................................................................. 5-10
X6DAR-8G Quick Reference ................................................................ 5-11
5-8
Connector Definitions .................................................................................. 5-12
ATX Power Connector .......................................................................... 5-12
Processor Power Connector ............................................................... 5-12
NMI Button ............................................................................................... 5-12
Power LED .............................................................................................. 5-12
HDD LED .................................................................................................. 5-13
NIC LEDs ................................................................................................. 5-13
Overheat/Fan Fail LED .......................................................................... 5-13
Power Fail LED ...................................................................................... 5-13
Reset Button ........................................................................................... 5-14
Power Button ......................................................................................... 5-14
Chassis Intrusion ................................................................................... 5-14
GLAN 1/2 (Ethernet Ports) ................................................................... 5-14
Universal Serial Bus .............................................................................. 5-14
Front Panel USB Headers .................................................................... 5-15
Fan Headers ........................................................................................... 5-15
Serial Ports ............................................................................................. 5-15
ATX PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse Ports ................................................... 5-15
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Power LED/Speaker .............................................................................. 5-16
Wake-On-Ring ........................................................................................ 5-16
Wake-On-LAN ........................................................................................ 5-16
SMB .......................................................................................................... 5-16
SMB Power Connector ......................................................................... 5-17
Power Fault ............................................................................................ 5-17
Overheat Led ......................................................................................... 5-17
Alarm Reset ............................................................................................ 5-17
5-9
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................ 5-18
Explanation of Jumpers ........................................................................ 5-18
CMOS Clear ............................................................................................. 5-18
VGA Enable/Disable .............................................................................. 5-18
GLAN Enable/Disable ............................................................................. 5-19
SCSI Controller Enable/Disable ............................................................ 5-19
SCSI Termination Enable/Disable ......................................................... 5-19
Watch Dog Enable/Disable ................................................................... 5-20
Third Power Supply Alarm Enable/Disable ........................................ 5-20
Power Force On Enable/Disable ......................................................... 5-20
Alarm Reset ............................................................................................ 5-21
Memory Speed Select ........................................................................... 5-21
5-10 Onboard Indicators ...................................................................................... 5-21
GLAN LEDs ............................................................................................. 5-21
5-11 Floppy/Hard Disk and SCSI Connections ................................................. 5-22
Floppy Connector ................................................................................... 5-22
IDE Connectors ...................................................................................... 5-22
Ultra320 SCSI Connectors .................................................................... 5-23
Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
6-1
Static-Sensitive Devices ............................................................................... 6-1
6-2
Control Panel ................................................................................................... 6-2
6-3
System Fans ................................................................................................... 6-3
System Fan Failure .................................................................................. 6-3
Replacing System Fans .......................................................................... 6-3
6-4
Drive Bay Installation/Removal ..................................................................... 6-4
Removing the Front Bezel ...................................................................... 6-4
Accessing the Drive Bays ..................................................................... 6-5
SCSI Drive Installation ............................................................................. 6-6
CD-ROM and Floppy Drive Installation ................................................. 6-8
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Power Supply ................................................................................................. 6-9
Power Supply Failure ............................................................................. 6-9
Removing/Replacing the Power Supply ............................................... 6-9
Chapter 7: BIOS
7-1
Introduction ...................................................................................................... 7-1
7-2
Running Setup ................................................................................................. 7-2
7-3
Main BIOS Setup ............................................................................................. 7-2
7-4
Advanced Setup ............................................................................................. 7-7
7-5
Security .......................................................................................................... 7-19
Main BIOS Setup Menu ........................................................................... 7-3
7-6
Boot ................................................................................................................ 7-21
7-7
Exit .................................................................................................................. 7-22
Appendices:
Appendix A: BIOS POST Messages .................................................................... A-1
Appendix B: BIOS POST Codes ........................................................................... B-1
Appendix C: Software Installation ....................................................................... C-1
Appendix D: System Specifications .................................................................... D-1
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 1
Introduction
1-1
Overview
The Supermicro SuperServer 6014A-8 is a high-end, dual processor 1U
rackmount server that features some of the most advanced technology currently
available. The SuperServer 6014A-8 is comprised of two main subsystems: the
SC813S-500 1U rackmount chassis and the X6DAR-8G, a dual Intel ® Xeon TM
processor serverboard. Please refer to our web site for information on
operating systems that have been certified for use with the SuperServer
6014A-8. (www.supermicro.com)
In addition to the mainboard and chassis, various hardware components
may have been included with your SuperServer 6014A-8, as listed below:
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Two (2) 10-cm system blower fans (FAN-0059)
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One (1) slim floppy drive [FPD-TEAC-S(B)]
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One (1) slim CD-ROM drive [CDM-TEAC-24(B)]
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One (1) PCI-Express 16x riser card (CSE-RR1U-E16)
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One (1) PCI-X LP riser card (CSE-RR1U-XLP)
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SCSI Accessories
One (1) SCA SAF-TE compliant SCSI backplane (CSE-SCA-813S)
One (1) internal 68-pin Ultra320 SCSI cable (CBL-037-U320)
Four (4) SCA 1-inch high SCSI drive carriers [CSE-PT39(B)]
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Rackmount hardware with screws (CSE-PT51):
Two (2) rack rail assemblies
Six (6) brackets for mounting the rack rails to a rack/telco rack
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One (1) CD-ROM containing drivers and utilities:
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Serverboard Features
At the heart of the SuperServer 6014A-8 lies the X6DAR-8G, a dual Intel
Xeon processor serverboard designed to provide maximum performance.
Below are the main features of the X6DAR-8G.
Processors
The X6DAR-8G supports single or dual 604-pin Intel Xeon EM64T processors at an 800 MHz FSB (front side bus) speed. Please refer to the support
section of our web site for a complete listing of supported processors
(www.supermicro.com/).
Memory
The X6DAR-8G has eight 184-pin DIMM slots that can support up to 16 GB
of low-profile, registered ECC DDR333 or up to 32 GB of low-profile, registered ECC DDR266 SDRAM. (This serverboard has has been designed to
support 4GB DIMM modules for each memory slot, but it has only been validated with 2GB memory modules.
Onboard SCSI
Onboard SCSI is provided with an Adaptec AIC-7902 SCSI controller chip,
which supports dual channel, Ultra320 SCSI at a burst throughput rate of
320 MB/sec. The X6DAR-8G provides two SCSI ports. A QLogic GEM318
controller is used for the SAF-TE compliant SCSI backpanel.
PCI Expansion Slots
The X6DAR-8G has one x16 PCI-Express slot, one x4 PCI-Express slot and
one Universal PCI-X 133 slot. Two riser cards are included with the server.
One (CSE-RR1U-E16) fits into the PCI-Express x16 slot and was designed
especially for the SC813S-500 chassis to support the use of one standard
size PCI-Express x16 card. The other riser card (CSE-RR1U-XLP) fits into
the PCI-X slot and supports one low profile (half-height, half-length) PCI-X133, 100 or 66 MHz card.
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ATI Graphics Controller
The X6DAR-8G features an integrated ATI video controller based on the
Rage XL graphics chip. Rage XL fully supports sideband addressing and
AGP texturing. This onboard graphics package can provide a bandwidth of
up to 512 MB/sec over a 32-bit graphics memory bus.
Onboard Controllers/Ports
The X6DAR-8G includes one floppy drive controller and two onboard IDE
controllers, which support up to four IDE hard drives or ATAPI devices.
Backpanel I/O ports include one COM port, a VGA port, two USB ports, PS/
2 mouse and keyboard ports and an external SCSI port. An Intel 82546
Ethernet controller is included to support two Gb LAN ports.
Other Features
Other onboard features are included to promote system health. These include various voltage monitors, two CPU temperature sensors, four fan
speed sensors, a chassis intrusion header, auto-switching voltage regulators, chassis and CPU overheat sensors, virus protection and BIOS rescue.
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Figure 1-1.
E7525 Chipset Block Diagram
NOCONA CPU 1
1 PCI-X
SLOT
J13
NOCONA CPU 2
SCSI
7902
1 PCI-X
SLOT
ZCR
J12
1 PCI-X
SLOT
J14
Gbit LAN
ANVIK
PCI-X(100MHz)
A
X4 PCI E. A (X8)
PXH
B
PCI-X(133MHz)
1 PCI-EXP X4
SLOT
1 PCI-E
J17
PCI-E B (X8 )
SLOT
J15
PCI-E C (X8 )
1 PCI-E
SLOT
UDMA/100
IDE
J16
PRI/SEC
SATA
0, 1
USB PORT
DDRII-400
MCH
DDRII-400
4 DDR II 4 DIMMs
4 DDR II 4 DIMMs
HUB
SATA
PCI (32-BIT)
ICH5
USB
VGA
LPC BUS
0,1,2,3,4,5
LPCS I/O
KB.
MS.
FDD.
1-4
SER.1
SER.2
BMC CON.
H/W
MONITOR
FWH
LPCS I/O
PARALL.
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Server Chassis Features
The SC813S-500 is one of Supermicro's third-generation 1U chassis and
features four hot-swap SCSI hard drive bays, a slim CD-ROM drive, a slim
3.5" floppy drive and a revolutionary cooling design that can keep today's
most powerful processors running well below their temperature thresholds.
The following is a general outline of the main features of the SC813S-500
chassis.
System Power
When configured as a SuperServer 6014A-8, the SC813S-500 chassis includes a 500W cold-swap power supply.
SCSI Subsystem
The SCSI subsystem supports four 80-pin SCA Ultra320 SCSI hard drives.
(Any standard 1" drives are supported. SCA = Single Connection Attachment.) The SCSI drives are connected to an SCA backplane that provides
power, bus termination and configuration settings. The SCSI drives are
also hot-swap units.
Control Panel
The SC813S-500 control panel provides important system monitoring and
control information. LEDs indicate power on, network activity, hard disk
drive activity and system overheat conditions. Also present are a main
power button and a system reset button.
I/O Backplane
The SC813S-500 is a 1U rackmount chassis. Its I/O backplane provides one
full-height full-length and one half-height half-length PCI slots, one COM port
(the other is internal), two USB ports, a VGA port, a SCSI port, PS/2 mouse
and keyboard ports and two Ethernet (LAN) ports.
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Cooling System
The SC813S-500 chassis' revolutionary cooling design has been optimized
to provide sufficient cooling for dual Xeon configurations. The SC813S-500
includes two heavy duty 10-cm blower fans located in the middle of the
chassis. If a fan fails, the ambient air temperature inside the chassis will
rise and activate the Overheat/Fan Fail LED. The power supply also has a
cooling fan. All fans operate continuously.
A setting in BIOS (see p. 7-18) is used to control the speed of the fans.
The recommended setting is "3-wire (Server)".
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Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
Web Site:
SuperMicro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
+1 (408) 503-8000
+1 (408) 503-8008
[email protected] (General Information)
[email protected] (Technical Support)
www.supermicro.com
Europe
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
SuperMicro Computer B.V.
Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
+31 (0) 73-6400390
+31 (0) 73-6416525
[email protected] (General Information)
[email protected] (Technical Support)
[email protected] (Customer Support)
Asia-Pacific
Address:
SuperMicro, Taiwan
D5, 4F, No. 16 Chien-Ba Road
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel:
+886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3991
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com.tw
Technical Support:
Email:
[email protected]
Tel:
886-2-8228-1366, ext.132 or 139
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Chapter 2
Server Installation
2-1 Overview
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get your SuperServer 6014A-8
up and running. Following these steps in the order given should enable you to
have the system operational within a minimum amount of time. This quick setup
assumes that your SuperServer 6014A-8 system has come to you with the
processors and memory preinstalled. If your system is not already fully integrated with a serverboard, processors, system memory etc., please turn to the
chapter or section noted in each step for details on installing specific components.
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Unpacking the System
You should inspect the box the SuperServer 6014A-8 was shipped in and
note if it was damaged in any way. If the server itself shows damage you
should file a damage claim with the carrier who delivered it.
Decide on a suitable location for the rack unit that will hold the SuperServer
6014A-8. It should be situated in a clean, dust-free area that is well ventilated.
Avoid areas where heat, electrical noise and electromagnetic fields are generated. You will also need it placed near a grounded power outlet. Be sure to read
the Rack and Server Precautions in the next section.
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Preparing for Setup
The box the SuperServer 6014A-8 was shipped in should include two sets of rail
assemblies, two rail mounting brackets and the mounting screws you will need
to install the system into the rack. Follow the steps in the order given to
complete the installation process in a minimum amount of time. Please read this
section in its entirety before you begin the installation procedure outlined in the
sections that follow.
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Choosing a Setup Location
- Leave enough clearance in front of the rack to enable you to open
the front door completely (~25 inches).
- Leave approximately 30 inches of clearance in the back of the rack
to allow for sufficient airflow and ease in servicing.
!
Warnings and Precautions!
!
Rack Precautions
- Ensure that the leveling jacks on the bottom of the rack are fully
extended to the floor with the full weight of the rack resting on them.
- In single rack installation, stabilizers should be attached to the rack.
- In multiple rack installations, the racks should be coupled together.
- Always make sure the rack is stable before extending a component
from the rack.
- You should extend only one component at a time - extending two or
more simultaneously may cause the rack to become unstable.
Server Precautions
- Review the electrical and general safety precautions in Chapter 4.
- Determine the placement of each component in the rack before you
install the rails.
- Install the heaviest server components on the bottom of the rack
first, and then work up.
- Use a regulating uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect the
server from power surges, voltage spikes and to keep your
system operating in case of a power failure.
- Allow the hot plug SCSI drives and power supply units to cool before
touching them.
- Always keep the rack's front door and all panels and components on
the servers closed when not servicing to maintain proper cooling.
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Rack Mounting Considerations
Ambient Operating Temperature
If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the ambient operating
temperature of the rack environment may be greater than the ambient
temperature of the room. Therefore, consideration should be given to
installing the equipment in an environment compatible with the
manufacturer’s maximum rated ambient temperature (Tmra).
Reduced Airflow
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that the amount of airflow
required for safe operation is not compromised.
Mechanical Loading
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that a hazardous condition
does not arise due to uneven mechanical loading.
Circuit Overloading
Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the power
supply circuitry and the effect that any possible overloading of circuits might
have on overcurrent protection and power supply wiring. Appropriate consideration of equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this
concern.
Reliable Ground
A reliable ground must be maintained at all times. To ensure this, the rack
itself should be grounded. Particular attention should be given to power
supply connections other than the direct connections to the branch circuit
(i.e. the use of power strips, etc.).
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Installing the System into a Rack
This section provides information on installing the SuperServer 6014A-8 into
a rack unit with the rack rails provided. If the 6014A-8 has already been
mounted into a rack, you can skip ahead to Sections 2-5 and 2-6. There are
a variety of rack units on the market, which may mean the assembly procedure will differ slightly. You should also refer to the installation instructions
that came with the rack unit you are using.
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails
You should have received two rack rail assemblies with the SuperServer 6014A8. Each of these assemblies consists of two sections: an inner fixed chassis
rail that secures to the 6014A-8 (A) and an outer fixed rack rail that secures
directly to the rack itself (B). Two pairs of short brackets to be used on the front
side of the outer rails are also included.
Installing the Inner Rails
First, locate the right inner rail (the rail that will be used on the right side of the
chassis when you face the front of the chassis). Align the four square holes on
the right inner rail against the hooks on the right side of the chassis. Securely
attach the rail to the chassis with two M4 flat head screws. Repeat these steps
to install the left inner rail to the left side of the chassis.
Figure 2-1. SC813S-500 with Rack Rails Attached
(with optional front bezel shown)
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Installing the Outer Rails
Begin by measuring the distance from the front rail to the rear rail of the rack.
Attach a short bracket to the front side of the right outer rail and a long bracket
to the rear side of the right outer rail. Adjust both the short and long brackets
to the proper distance so that the rail can fit snugly into the rack. Secure the
short bracket to the front side of the outer rail with two M4 screws and the long
bracket to the rear side of the outer rail with three M4 screws. Repeat these
steps for the left outer rail.
Locking Tabs: Both chassis rails have a locking tab, which serves two functions.
The first is to lock the server into place when installed and pushed fully into the
rack, which is its normal position. Secondly, these tabs also lock the server in
place when fully extended from the rack. This prevents the server from coming
completely out of the rack when you pull it out for servicing.
Figure 2-2. Installing the Rack Rails
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Installing the Server into the Rack
You should now have rails attached to both the chassis and the rack
unit.
The next step is to install the server into the rack.
Do this by
lining up the rear of the chassis rails with the front of the rack rails.
Slide the chassis rails into the rack rails, keeping the pressure even on
both sides (you may have to depress the locking tabs when inserting).
See Figure 2-3.
When the server has been pushed completely into the rack, you should hear the
locking tabs "click". Finish by inserting and tightening the thumbscrews that
hold the front of the server to the rack.
Figure 2-3.
Installing the Server into a Rack
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Installing the Server into a Telco Rack
If you are installing the SuperServer 6014A-8 into a Telco type rack, follow the
directions given on the previous pages for rack installation. The only difference
in the installation procedure will be the positioning of the rack brackets to the
rack. They should be spaced apart just enough to accommodate the width of the
telco rack.
Figure 2-4.
Installing the Server into a Telco Rack
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Checking the Serverboard Setup
After you install the 6014A-8 in the rack, you will need to open the unit to make
sure the serverboard is properly installed and all the connections have been
made.
1. Accessing the inside of the 6014A-8 (see Figure 2-5):
First, release the retention screws that secure the unit to the rack. Grasp the
two handles on either side and pull the unit straight out until it locks (you will
hear a "click"). Next, depress the two buttons on the top of the chassis to
release the top cover. There is a large rectangular recess in the middle front
of the top cover to help you push the cover away from you until it stops. You
can then lift the top cover from the chassis to gain full access to the inside
of the server.
2. Check the CPUs (processors):
You should have one or two processors already installed into the
serverboard. Each processor needs its own heatsink. See Chapter 5
for instructions on processor and heatsink installation.
3. Verify the proper CPU clock ratio setting:
If the CPU speed is not automatically detected you will need to set the
correct speed with the BIOS Setup utility. See the CPU Frequency Ratio
settings in BIOS (Chapter 7) for setting the proper CPU speed. (Most
processor speeds are automatically detected so this step should be unnecessary.)
4. Check the system memory:
Your 6014A-8 server system may have come with system memory already
installed. Make sure all DIMMs are fully seated in their slots. For details on
adding system memory, refer to Chapter 5.
5. Installing add-on cards:
If desired, you can install add-on cards to the system. See Chapter 5 for
details on installing PCI add-on cards.
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Figure 2-5. Accessing the Inside of the SuperServer 6014A-8
(with optional front bezel shown)
6. Check all cable connections and airflow:
Make sure all power and data cables are properly connected and not
blocking the chassis airflow. See Chapter 5 for details on cable connections. Also, check the air seals for damage. The air seals are located
under the blower fan and beneath the frame cross section that separates the drive bay area from the serverboard area of the chassis.
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Checking the Drive Bay Setup
Next, you should check to make sure the peripheral drives and the SCSI drives
and SCSI backplane have been properly installed and all connections have been
made.
1. Accessing the drive bays:
All drives are accessable from the front of the server. For servicing the
CD-ROM and floppy drives, you will need to remove the top chassis
cover. The SCSI disk drives can be installed and removed from the front of the
chassis without removing the top chassis cover.
2. CD-ROM and floppy disk drives:
A slim CD-ROM and a floppy drive should be preinstalled in your server.
Refer to Chapter 6 if you need to reinstall a CD-ROM and/or floppy disk
drive to the system.
3. Check the SCSI disk drives:
Depending upon your system's configuration, your system may have one or
more drives already installed. If you need to install SCSI drives, please refer
to Chapter 6.
4. Check the airflow:
Airflow is provided by two heavy duty 10-cm blower fans. The system
component layout was carefully designed to direct sufficient cooling airflow to the components that generate the most heat. Note that all power
and data cables have been routed in such a way that they do not block
the airflow generated by the fans.
5. Supplying power to the system:
The last thing you must do is to provide input power to the system. Plug
the power cord from the power supply unit into a high-quality power
strip that offers protection from electrical noise and power surges. It is
recommended that you use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
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Chapter 3
System Interface
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Overview
There are several LEDs on the chassis control panel as well as others on
the SCSI drive carriers to keep you constantly informed of the overall status
of the system as well as the activity and health of specific components.
There are also two buttons on the chassis control panel and an on/off
switch on the power supply. This chapter explains the meanings of all LED
indicators and the appropriate response you may need to take.
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Control Panel Buttons
There are two push-button buttons located on the front of the chassis.
These are (in order from left to right) a reset button and a power on/off
button.
z
RESET: The reset switch reboots the system.
z
POWER: This is the main power switch, which is used to apply or
turn off the main system power. Turning off system power with this button
removes the main power but keeps standby power supplied to the system.
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Control Panel LEDs
The control panel located on the front of th SC813S-500 chassis has five LEDs.
These LEDs provide you with critical information related to different parts of the
system. This section explains what each LED indicates when illuminated and
any corrective action you may need to take.
z
Overheat/Fan Fail: When this LED flashes it indicates a fan failure.
When on continuously (on and not flashing) it indicates an overheat condition, which may be caused by cables obstructing the airflow in the system
or the ambient room temperature being too warm. Check the routing of the
cables and make sure all fans are present and operating normally. You
should also check to make sure that the chassis covers are installed. Finally, verify that the heatsinks are installed properly (see Chapter 5). This
LED will remain flashing or on as long as the overheat condition exists.
2
z
NIC2: Indicates network activity on GLAN2 when flashing .
1
z
NIC1:
Indicates network activity on GLAN1 when flashing.
z
HDD: Indicates IDE channel activity. On the SuperServer 6014A-8 this
light indicates SCSI and CD-ROM drive activity when flashing.
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z
Power: Indicates power is being supplied to the system's power
supply units. This LED should normally be illuminated when the system is
operating.
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SCSI Drive Carrier LEDs
Each SCSI drive carrier has two LEDs.
z
Green: When illuminated, the green LED on the front of a SCSI drive
carrier indicates drive activity. A connection to the SCSI SCA backplane enables
this LED to blink on and off when that particular drive is being accessed.
z
Red: A SAF-TE compliant backplane (standard on the 6014A-8) activates
the red LED, which indicates a drive failure. If one of the SCSI drives fail, you
should be notified by your system management software. Please refer to Chapter 6 for instructions on replacing failed SCSI drives.
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Notes
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Chapter 4
System Safety
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Electrical Safety Precautions
!
Basic electrical safety precautions should be followed to protect yourself
from harm and the SuperServer 6014A-8 from damage:
z Be aware of the locations of the power on/off switch on the chassis
as well as the room's emergency power-off switch, disconnection
switch or electrical outlet. If an electrical accident occurs, you can
then quickly remove power from the system.
z Do not work alone when working with high voltage components.
z Power should always be disconnected from the system when removing
or installing main system components, such as the serverboard,
memory modules and the CD-ROM and floppy drives (not necessary
for SCSI drives). When disconnecting power, you should first power
down the system with the operating system and then unplug the
power cords of all the power supply units in the system.
z When working around exposed electrical circuits, another person who
is familiar with the power-off controls should be nearby to switch off
the power if necessary.
z
Use only one hand when working with powered-on electrical
equipment. This is to avoid making a complete circuit, which will
cause electrical shock. Use extreme caution when using metal tools,
which can easily damage any electrical components or circuit boards
they come into contact with.
z
Do not use mats designed to decrease electrostatic discharge as
protection from electrical shock. Instead, use rubber mats that have
been specifically designed as electrical insulators.
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z The power supply power cord must include a grounding plug and must
be plugged into grounded electrical outlets.
z Serverboard Battery: CAUTION - There is a danger of explosion if the
onboard battery is installed upside down, which will reverse its
polarities. On the X6DAR-8G, the positive side should be facing up. This
battery must be replaced only with the same or an equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries
according to the manufacturer's instructions.
z CD-ROM Laser: CAUTION - this server may have come equipped with
a CD-ROM drive. To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam and
hazardous radiation exposure, do not open the enclosure or use the
unit in any unconventional way.
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General Safety Precautions
!
Follow these rules to ensure general safety:
z
Keep the area around the SuperServer 6014A-8 clean and free of
clutter.
z The SuperServer 6014A-8 weighs approximately 38 lbs (17.3 kg) when
fully loaded. When lifting the system, two people at either end should
lift slowly with their feet spread out to distribute the weight. Always
keep your back straight and lift with your legs.
z Place the chassis top cover and any system components that have been
removed away from the system or on a table so that they won't
accidentally be stepped on.
z
While working on the system, do not wear loose clothing such as
neckties and unbuttoned shirt sleeves, which can come into contact
with electrical circuits or be pulled into a cooling fan.
z
Remove any jewelry or metal objects from your body, which are
excellent metal conductors that can create short circuits and harm you
if they come into contact with printed circuit boards or areas where
power is present.
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z After accessing the inside of the system, close the system back up
and secure it to the rack unit with the retention screws after ensuring
that all connections have been made.
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ESD Precautions
!
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is generated by two objects with different
electrical charges coming into contact with each other. An electrical
discharge is created to neutralize this difference, which can damage
electronic components and printed circuit boards. The following
measures are generally sufficient to neutralize this difference before
contact is made to protect your equipment from ESD:
z Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
z Keep all components and printed circuit boards (PCBs) in their
antistatic bags until ready for use.
z Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its
antistatic bag.
z Do not let components or PCBs come into contact with your clothing,
which may retain a charge even if you are wearing a wrist strap.
z Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components,
peripheral chips, memory modules or contacts.
z When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
z Put the serverboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags
when not in use.
z For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides
excellent conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting
fasteners and the serverboard.
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Operating Precautions
!
Care must be taken to assure that the chassis cover is in place when the
6014A-8 is operating to ensure proper cooling. Out of warranty damage to the
6014A-8 system can occur if this practice is not strictly followed.
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Chapter 5
Advanced Serverboard Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install processors and heatsinks
to the X6DAR-8G serverboard, connect the data and power cables and
install add-on cards. All serverboard jumpers and connections are described and a layout and quick reference chart are included in this chapter.
Remember to close the chassis completely when you have finished working
on the serverboard to protect and cool the system sufficiently.
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Handling the Serverboard
Static electrical discharge can damage electronic components. To prevent
damage to printed circuit boards, it is important to handle them very carefully (see Chapter 4). Also note that the size and weight of the serverboard
can cause it to bend if handled improperly, which may result in damage. To
prevent the serverboard from bending, keep one hand under the center of
the board to support it when handling. The following measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from static discharge.
Precautions
• Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
• Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic bag.
• Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
• When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
• Put the serverboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.
Unpacking
The serverboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage.
When unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
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PGA Processor and Heatsink Installation
!
When handling the processor package, avoid placing direct
pressure on the label area of the fan. Also, do not place the
motherboard on a conductive surface, which can damage the
BIOS battery and prevent the system from booting up.
IMPORTANT: Always connect the power cord last and always remove it before
adding, removing or changing any hardware components. Make sure that you
install the processor into the CPU socket before you install the CPU heat sink.
CPU Installation
1. Lift the lever on the CPU socket: Lift
the lever completely as shown on the
picture on the right; otherwise, you will
damage the CPU socket when power
is applied. Install CPU1 first.
Socket lever
2. Insert the CPU in the socket,
making sure that pin 1 of the CPU
aligns with pin 1 of the socket (both
corners are marked with a triangle).
When using only one CPU, install it
into CPU socket #1. (Socket #2 is
automatically disabled if only one
CPU is used.)
Pin 1
3. Press the lever down until you
hear a *click*, which means the
CPU is securely installed in the
CPU socket.
Socket lever in the
locking Position
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Figure 5-1.
604-pin PGA Socket: Empty and with Processor Installed
Warning!
!
Make sure you lift the lever completely when
installing the CPU. If the lever is only partly raised, damage
to the socket or CPU may result.
Empty socket
With processor installed
Lever
Triangle (pin 1)
Triangle locating pin 1
Heatsink Installation*
1. Do not apply any thermal compound to the heatsink or the CPU die; the
required amount has already been applied.
2. Place the heatsink on top of the CPU so that the four mounting holes are
aligned with those on the retention mechanism.
3. Screw in two diagonal screws until snug (do not fully tighten the screws
to avoid possible damage to the CPU). The screw in the other two diagonal
screws until snug. (Refer to Figure 5-2.)
4. Finish the installation by fully tightening all four screws.
Note: refer to page 7-18 for a BIOS setting that determines fan speed.
*The passive 1U heatsink (p/n SNK-P009) to be used with the 6014A-8 is an
optional item that is sold separately.
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Removing the Heatsink/CPU
IMPORTANT: Removal of the heatsink or the CPU is not recom-
!
mended. However, if you do need to remove the heatsink, please
follow the instructions below to prevent damaging the CPU or the
CPU socket.
1. Unscrew and remove the heatsink screws from the serverboard in the
sequence used when installing (diagonal screws).
2. Hold the heatsink as show in the picture on the right and gently wriggle
the heatsink to loosen it from the CPU. (Do not use excessive force when
wriggling the heatsink!!)
3. Once the heatsink has been loosened from the CPU, remove the heatsink
from the CPU socket.
4. Clean the surface of the CPU and the heatsink to get rid of the old thermal
grease. Reapply the proper amount of thermal grease on the surface before you re-install the heatsink to the CPU.
Figure 5-2. Installing the Heatsink
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Connecting Cables
Now that the processors are installed, the next step is to connect the
cables to the serverboard. These include the data (ribbon) cables for the
peripherals and control panel and the power cables.
Connecting Data Cables
The ribbon cables used to transfer data from the peripheral devices have
been carefully routed in preconfigured systems to prevent them from blocking the flow of cooling air that moves through the system from front to back.
If you need to disconnect any of these cables, you should take care to keep
them routed as they were originally after reconnecting them (make sure the
red wires connect to the pin 1 locations). If you are configuring the system, keep the airflow in mind when routing the cables. The following data
cables (with their motherboard connector locations noted) should be connected. See the serverboard layout figure in this chapter for connector
locations.
z Ultra320 LVD SCSI Cables (JA1)
z Control Panel Cable (JF1, see next page)
z CD-ROM Cable (J6)
z Floppy Drive Cable (J12)
Connecting Power Cables
The X6DAR-8G has a 20-pin primary ATX power supply connector designated "J1B1" for connection to the ATX power supply. Connect the appropriate connector from the power supply to the J1B1 connector to supply
power to the serverboard. The 12V 8-pin power connector at J1D1 and the
12V 4-pin power connector at J38 must also both be connected to your
power supply. See the Connector Definitions section in this chapter for
power connector pin definitions.
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Connecting the Control Panel
JF1 contains header pins for various front control panel connectors. See
Figure 5-3 for the pin locations of the various front control panel buttons
and LED indicators. Please note that even and odd numbered pins are on
opposite sides of each header.
All JF1 wires have been bundled into single ribbon cable to simplify their
connection. Make sure the red wire plugs into pin 1 as marked on the
board. The other end connects to the Control Panel printed circuit board,
located just behind the system status LEDs in the chassis.
See the Connector Definitions section in this chapter for details and pin
descriptions of JF1.
Figure 5-3. JF1 Header Pins
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
Power LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1 LED
Vcc
NIC2 LED
Vcc
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
Power Fail LED
Vcc
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
Pwr
Power Button
2
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I/O Ports
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC 99 specification.
See Figure 5-4 below for the colors and locations of the various I/O ports.
Figure 5-4. I/O Ports
Keyboard
Mouse
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VGA Port
USB0/1 COM1
GLAN1/2
SCSI Port
Installing Memory
Note: Check the Supermicro web site for recommended memory modules:
http://www.supermicro.com/support/resources/
CAUTION
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM modules
to prevent any possible damage. Also note that the memory is
interleaved to improve performance (see step 1).
DIMM Installation (Figures 5-5a and 5-5b)
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots, starting with
Bank #1A. The memory scheme is interleaved so you must install two
modules at a time, beginning with DIMM #1A, then DIMM #1B, and so on.
2. Insert each DIMM module vertically into its slot. Pay attention to the
notch along the bottom of the module to prevent inserting the DIMM
module incorrectly.
3. Gently press down on the DIMM module until it snaps into place in the
slot. Repeat for all modules (see step 1 above).
Memory Support
The X6DAR-8G supports up to 32/16 GB of registered DDR266/333 (PC2100/
2700) SDRAM (recommended by the manufacturer). This serverboard was
designed to support 2 GB modules in each slot, but has only been verified
for up to 1 GB modules. The memory is an interleaved configuration, which
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requires modules of the same size and speed to be installed in pairs. You
should not mix modules of different sizes and/or speeds.
Note: if ECC registered DDR333 (PC2700) memory modules are used, configurations of four double-banked DIMMs or six single-banked DIMMs are
supported.
Figure 5-5a.
Side View of DIMM Installation into Slot
To Install: Insert module vertically and press down until it snaps into
place. Pay attention to the bottom notch.
To Remove: Use your thumbs to gently push each release tab outward
to free the DIMM from the slot.
Figure 5-5b.
Top View of DIMM Slot
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Adding PCI Cards
1.
PCI slots
The X6DAR-8G has two PCI expansion slots consisting of one x16 PCIExpress slot and one Universal SXB-E slot, which supports either one 64bit PCI-X 133 or one x8 PCI-Express card, depending on the riser card
being used (see below).
The SC813S-500 chassis supports the use of two riser cards. The
standard configuration is with a CSE-RR1U-E16 riser card in the PCIExpress x16 slot, which supports the use of one standard size PCIExpress x16 card, and a CSE-RR1U-XLP riser card in the SXB-E slot,
which supports one low profile (half-height, half-length) 133 MHz PCI-X
card.
The CSE-RR1U-ELP riser card may be purchased separately to take the
place of the CSE-RR1U-XLP riser card. The CSE-RR1U-ELP supports the
use of one low profile (half-height, half-length) x8 PCI-Express card.
Riser Card
CSE-RR1U-E16
CSE-RR1U-XLP
CSE-RR1U-ELP
Slot
PCI-E
SXB-E
SXB-E
Add-on Card
x16 PCI-Express
PCI-X 133 MHz (low profile)
x8 PCI-Express (low profile)
2.
PCI card installation
Before installing a PCI add-on card, make sure you install it into the riser
that supports the speed of the card (see step 1, above). Begin by
removing the screw from the I/O backpanel shield that corresponds to the
slot you wish to populate. Insert the PCI card into the correct riser slot,
pushing down with your thumbs evenly on both sides of the card. Finish
by securing the card to the chassis with the same screw you removed
from the I/O shield. Follow this procedure when adding a card to the
other riser slot.
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Serverboard Details
J32
J38
J1D1
J33
J34
J16
USB0/1
DIMM 1A
Bank 1
DIMM 1B
Bank 1
DIMM 2A
Bank 2
DIMM 2B
COM1
J1B1
Bank 2
DIMM 3A
Bank 3
DIMM 3B
Bank 3
DIMM 4A
Bank 4
DIMM 4B
Bank 4
JP11
JP9
CPU1
JP10
FAN1
JF1
JS2
133 MHz PCI-X slot
JS1
J11
SXB-E (Universal) Slot
J6 J5
J12
SMB
x16 PCI-Express slot
IPMI 2.0
GLAN2
S I/O
GLAN
Cntrl
JPF
JWOR
BIOS
AIC-7902
SCSI
Controller
JBT1
CLR CMOS
JPL1
JPG1
USB2/3
Notes:
Jumpers not noted are for test purposes only.
" " indicates the location of Pin 1.
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SCSI Ch A
(South
Bridge)
Rage-XL
JPA1
SPKR
JA1
JPA3
JD2
JWD JOH1 JL1
COM2
Battery
ICH5R
PXH
JA2
JPA2
VGA Port
ZCR
J7
IDE #1
Floppy
x4 PCI-Express slot
IDE #2
GLAN1
FAN4
CPU2
(North Bridge)
FAN5
J4F4
E7525
J4F5
FAN2
SCSI Ch B
Mouse/Keyboard
Figure 5-6. SUPER X6DAR-8G Layout
(not drawn to scale)
JD1
FAN3
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X6DAR-8G Quick Reference
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
J4F4/J4F5
JBT1
JP10
JPA1
JPA2, JPA3
JPF
JPG1
JPL1
JWD
Memory Size Select
CMOS Clear
3rd PWR Supply Fail Detect
SCSI Enable/Disable
SCSI Ch. A/B Term. Enable/Disable
Power Force On
VGA Enable/Disable
GLAN Enable/Disable
Watch Dog
See Section 5-9
See Section 5-9
Open (Disabled)
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
Open (Enabled)
Open (Disabled)
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
Connector
Description
COM/COM2
DIMM#1A-DIMM#4B
FAN#1-5
GLAN1/2
J5/J6
J7
J9
J11
J12
J16
J32
J33/J34
J38
J1B1
J1D1
JA1/JA2
JD1
JD2
JF1
JL1
JOH1
JP9
JP11
JS1/JS2
JWOL
JWOR
COM1/COM2 Serial Port Connectors
Memory (RAM) Slots
Onboard CPU Fan/Chassis Fan Headers
Gigabit Ethernet Ports
IDE1/2 Hard Disk Drive Connectors
VGA (Monitor) Port
IPMI 2.0 Connector
System Management Bus Header
Floppy Drive Connector
Universal Serial Bus0/1 Ports
System Mangement Bus Power Connector
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Ports
4-Pin 12V Power Connector (required connection)
Primary ATX 20-Pin Power Connector
8-Pin 12v Processor Power (required connection)
SCSI Channel A/B Headers
PWR LED (pins 1-3) and Speaker (pins4-7) Header
Front Panel USB2/3 Headers
Front Control Panel Connector
Chassis Intrusion Header
Overheat LED
Triple Redundant PS Fail Detect Header
Alarm Rest Header
Serial ATA (SAT0/SATA1) Connectors
Wake-on-LAN Header
Wake-on-Ring Header
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Connector Definitions
ATX 20-pin Power Connector
Pin Definitions (J1B1)
ATX Power Connector
The serverboard includes a 24-pin
main power supply connector
(J1B1) and a 4-pin CPU PWR connector (J38). These power connectors meet the SSI EPS 12V
specification. You must connect
power supply cables to both J1B1
and J38 as well as to the processor power connector (below).
See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Pin #
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Definition Pin #
1
+3.3V
2
-12V
3
COM
4
PS_ON
5
COM
6
COM
7
COM
8
-5V
9
+5V
10
+5V
+12V 4-pin Connector
(J38)
Required
Connection
Pins # Definition
1 & 2 Ground
3&4
+12 V
Required
CPU 8-pin PWR
Connector (J1D1)
Pins Definition
1 thru 4 Ground
5 thru 8
+12v
Processor Power
Connector
In addition to the Primary ATX power
connector (above), the 12v 8-pin processor power connector at J1D1
must also be connected to your
power supply. (If an 8-pin cable is
not available, please use two 4-pin
cables.) See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Connection
NMI Button
The non-maskable interrupt button
header is located on pins 19 and 20
of JF1. Refer to the table on the right
for pin definitions.
NMI Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin
Definition
Number
Control
19
Ground
20
Power LED
The Power LED connection is located on pins 15 and 16 of JF1. Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
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Definition
+3.3V
+3.3V
COM
+5V
COM
+5V
COM
PW-OK
5VSB
+12V
PWR LED Pin Definitions
(JF1)
Pin
Definition
Number
Vcc
15
Control
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HDD LED
The HDD LED (for IDE and SCSI Disk
Drives) connection is located on pins
13 and 14 of JF1. Attach the hard
drive LED cable to these pins to display disk activity. Refer to the table
on the right for pin definitions.
HDD LED Pin
Definitions
(JF1)
Pin
Number Definition
13
Vcc
14
HD Active
NIC LEDs
The NIC (Network Interface Controller) LED connections for GLAN
port1 are located on pins 11 and
12 of JF1 and the NIC LED connections for GLAN port 2 are located on pins 9 and 10 of JF1. Attach the NIC cables to display network activity. Refer to the table
on the right for pin definitions.
Overheat/Fan Fail LED (OH)
Connect an LED to the OH/Fan Fail
connection on pins 7 and 8 of JF1
to provide warning of system
overheating or system fan failure.
The LED will flash/stay on as long
as the overheat/fan fail condition
exists. Refer to the table on the
right for pin definitions and Chapter 3 for details.
Power Fail LED
NIC LED Pin
Definitions
(JF1)
Pin
Number Definition
9/11
Vcc
10/12
GND
OH/Fan Fail LED
Pin Definitions
(JF1)
Pin
Number Definition
Vcc
7
GND
8
Power Fail LED Pin
Definitions
(JF1)
The Power Fail LED connection is
located on pins 5 and 6 of JF1. Refer
to the table on the right for pin definitions.
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Pin
Number Definition
5
Vcc
6
GND
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Reset Button
Reset Pin
Definitions
(JF1)
The Reset Button connection is located on pins 3 and 4 of JF1. Attach
it to the hardware reset switch on the
computer case. Refer to the table on
the right for pin definitions.
Pin
Number Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
Power Button
Power Button
Connector
Pin Definitions
(JF1)
The Power Button connection is
located on pins 1 and 2 of JF1.
Momentarily contacting both pins
will power on/off the system. This
button can also be configured to
function as a suspend button (see
setting in BIOS). To turn off
power in suspend mode, depress
the button for at least 4 seconds.
Pin
Number Definition
PW_ON
1
Ground
2
Chassis Intrusion
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions (JL1)
Pin
Number
Definition
1
Intrusion Input
2
Ground
A Chassis Intrusion header is located at JL1. Attach the appropriate cable to inform you of a chassis intrusion.
GLAN1/2 (Ethernet Ports)
Two gigabit Ethernet ports are located beside the VGA port.
These ports accept RJ45 type
cables.
Universal Serial Bus
(USB0/1)
Universal Serial Bus Pin Definitions
USB0
USB1
Two USB 2.0 ports are located
beside the mouse and COM1
ports. USB0 is on the bottom and
USB1 is on the top. See the table
on the right for pin definitions.
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Pin
Number
1
2
3
4
5
Definition
+5V
P0P0+
Ground
N/A
Pin
Number
1
2
3
4
5
Definition
+5V
P0P0+
Ground
Key
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Front Panel Universal
Serial Bus Headers
Front Panel Universal Serial Bus Pin
Definitions
USB2/3 (JD2)
An extra USB header at JD2
(USB2/USB3) can be used for
front side USB access. You will
need a USB cable to use these
connections. Refer to the tables
on the right for pin definitions.
Fan Headers
Pin
Number
1
2
3
4
5
Definition
+5V
P0P0+
Ground
N/A
Fan Header Pin Definitions
(FAN 1-5)
There are five fan headers (FAN1FAN5) on the X6DAR-8G. See the
table on the right for fan pin definitions.
Pin
Number
1
2
3
Definition
Ground (black)
+12V (red)
Tachometer
Caution: These fan headers are DC power.
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM1)
Serial Ports
The COM1 port is located beside
USB0/1 and the COM2 port is located next to Chassis Fan1. See
the tables on the right for pin definitions.
Pin Number Definition Pin Number Definition
1
CD
6
DSR
2
RD
7
RTS
3
TD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
Ground
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM2)
Pin Number Definition Pin Number Definition
1
CD
6
DSR
2
RD
7
RTS
3
TD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
Ground
10
NC
PS/2 Keyboard
and Mouse Port
Pin Definitions
(J9)
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and
PS/2 Mouse Ports
The ATX PS/2 keyboard and PS/2
mouse are located beside USB0/1.
See the table at right for pin definitions. (See Figure 5-3 for the locations of each.)
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Pin
Number Definition
Data
1
NC
2
Ground
3
VCC
4
Clock
5
NC
6
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Power LED/Speaker
Speaker Connector Pin
Definitions (JD1)
On the JDI header, pins 1-3 are
for a power LED and pins 4-7 are
for the speaker. See the table on
the right for speaker pin definitions. Note: The speaker connector pins are for use with an external speaker. If you wish to use
the onboard speaker, you should
close pins 6-7 with a jumper.
Wake-On-Ring
Pin
Number Function
Definition
4
+
Red wire, Speaker data
5
Key
No connection
6
Key
7
Speaker data
Wake-on-Ring
Pin Definitions
(JWOR)
The Wake-On-Ring header is designated JWOR. This function allows your computer to receive
and "wake-up" by an incoming call
to the modem when in suspend
state. See the table on the right
for pin definitions. You must have
a Wake-On-Ring card and cable to
use this feature.
Pin
Number Definition
Ground
1
Wake-up
2
Wake-On-LAN
The Wake-On-LAN header is located
at JWOL on the motherboard. See
the table on the right for pin definitions. You must enable the LAN
Wake-Up setting in BIOS to use this
function. (You must also have a LAN
card with a Wake-On-LAN connector
and cable to use this feature.)
Wake-On-LAN Pin
Definitions (JWOL)
Pin
Number
1
2
3
Definition
+5V Standby
Ground
Wake-up
SMB
SMB Header
Pin Definitions (J11)
A System Management Bus
header is located at J11. Connect
the appropriate cable here to utilize SMB on your system.
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Pin
Number
1
2
3
4
Definition
Data
Ground
Clock
No Connection
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SMB Power Connector
SMB PWR
Pin Definitions (J32)
Connect the SMB power connector to J32 (located near DIMM slot
#1A) to utilize SMB.
Pin #
1
2
3
4
5
Definition
Clock
Data
N/A
N/A
N/A
Power Fault
Power Fail
Pin Definitions (JP9)
Connect a cable from your power
supply to the Power Fail header
(JP9) to provide warning of power
supply failure. This warning signal is passed through the
PWR_LED pin to indicate of a
power failure on the chassis. See
the table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin
Number
1
2
3
4
Definition
P/S 1 Fail Signal
P/S 2 Fail Signal
P/S 3 Fail Signal
Reset (from MB)
Note: This feature is only available when
using redundant Supermicro power supplies.
Overheat LED (JOH1)
Overheat LED
Pin Definitions (JOH1)
Connect an LED to the JOH1
header to provide warning of
chassis overheating. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin
Number
1
2
Definition
+5V
OH Active
Alarm Reset
Alarm Reset
(JP11)
The system will notify you in the
event of a power supply failure.
This feature assumes that Supermicro redundant power supply
units are installed in the chassis.
Connect a microswitch to JP11 to
enable you to turn off the alarm
that sounds when a power supply
module fails. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
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Jumper
Position
Definition
Open Normal(*default)
Short
Clear Alarm
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Jumper Settings
Explanation of
Jumpers
Connector
Pins
To modify the operation of the
serverboard, jumpers can be
used to choose between
optional settings.
Jumpers
create shorts between two pins
to change the function of the
connector. Pin 1 is identified
with a square solder pad on
the printed circuit board. See
the serverboard layout pages
for jumper locations.
3
2
1
3
2
1
Jumper
Cap
Setting
Pin 1-2 short
Note: On two pin jumpers,
"Closed" means the jumper is on
and "Open" means the jumper is
off the pins.
CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS (which will also clear any passwords). Instead of pins, this jumper consists of contact pads to prevent accidentally
clearing the contents of CMOS.
To clear CMOS,
1) First power down the system and unplug the power cord(s)
2) With the power disconnected, short the CMOS pads with a metal object
such as a small screwdriver
3) Remove the screwdriver (or shorting device)
4) Reconnect the power cord(s) and power on the system.
Note: Do not use the PW_ON connector to clear CMOS.
VGA
Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
(JPG1)
VGA Enable/Disable
JPG1 enables or disables the VGA
port. See the table on the right for
jumper settings (the default setting
is enabled).
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Jumper
Position
Pins 1-2
Pins 2-3
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
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GLAN
Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
(JPL1)
GLAN Enable/Disable
Change the setting of jumper JPL1 to
enable or disable the onboard GLAN
ports (GLAN1 and GLAN2) on the
serverboard. See the table on the
right for jumper settings. The default
setting is enabled
Jumper
Position
Pins 1-2
Pins 2-3
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
SCSI Controller Enable/
Disable
Jumper JPA1 allows you to enable
or disable the SCSI headers. The
default setting is pins 1-2 to enable
all four headers. See the table on
the right for jumper settings.
SCSI Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
(JPA1)
Jumper
Position
Pins 1-2
Pins 2-3
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
SCSI Termination Enable/
Disable
Jumpers JPA2 and JPA3 allow you
to enable or disable termination for
the SCSI connectors. Jumper JPA2
controls SCSI channel A and JPA3
is for channel B. The default setting is open to enable (terminate)
both SCSI channels.
Note: In order for the SCSI drives
to function properly, please do not
change the default setting set by
the manufacturer. See the table on
the right for jumper settings.
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SCSI Channel Termination
Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
(JPA2, JPA3)
Jumper
Position
Open
Closed
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
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Watch Dog Enable/Disable
JWD enables the Watch Dog function. Watch Dog is a system monitor that can reboot the system when
a software application is "hung up".
Pins 1-2 will cause WD to reset the
system if an application is hung up.
Pins 2-3 will generate a nonmaskable interrupt signal for the application that is hung up. See the
table on the right for jumper settings.
Watch Dog can also be enabled via
BIOS.
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings (JWD)
Jumper
Position
Pins 1-2
Pins 2-3
Open
Definition
WD to Reset
WD to NMI
Disabled
Note: When enabled, the user needs
to write their own application software to disable the WD Timer.
3rd Power Supply Alarm
Enable/Disable
The system can notify you in the
event of a power supply failure. This
feature assumes that three power
supply units are installed in the
chassis with one acting as a
backup. This setting should be
disabled on one and two power
supply unit systems with JP10 to
prevent false alarms. See the
table on right for pin definitions.
Power Supply
Alarm Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JP10)
Jumper
Position
Open
Closed
Definition
Disabled
Enabled
Power Force On Enable/
Disable
Jumper JPF allows you to enable or
disable the Power Force On function.
If enabled, the power will always stay
on automatically. If this function disabled, the user needs to press the
power button to power on the system.
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Force Power On
(JPF)
Jumper
Position
Definition
Open
Normal
Closed
Force On
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Alarm Reset
Alarm Reset Jumper
Settings
(JP13)
The system will notify you in the
event of a power supply failure. This
feature assumes that Supermicro
redundant power supply units are
installed in the chassis. If you only
have a single power supply installed,
you should disable this (the default
setting) with (JP13) to prevent false
alarms. See the table on the right for
jumper settings.
Jumper
Position
Open
Closed
Memory Speed Select
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
Memory Speed Select
Jumper Settings
(J4F4, J4F5)
Use J4F4 and J4F5 to select the
speed of the system memory. See
the table on the right for jumper
definitions. The default setting is
closed (DDR333).
J4F4
Closed
J4F5
Closed
Open
Open
Memory Speed
333 MHz
(DDR333)
266 MHz
(DDR266)
Note: if these jumpers are not set
correctly, you may experience
problems with your video display.
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GLAN LEDs
Speed LED
Activity LED
The Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports (located beside the VGA port) each
have two LEDs. The left LED indicates activity while the right LED
may be green, amber or off to indicate the speed of the connection.
See the table at right for the functions associated with the second
LED.
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GLAN Right LED
(Speed Indicator)
LED
Color
Off
Green
Amber
Definition
No Connection
10/100 MHz
1 GHz
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5-11 Floppy/Hard Disk and SCSI Drive Connections
Note the following when connecting the floppy and hard disk drive cables:
• The floppy disk drive cable has seven twisted wires.
• A red mark on a wire typically designates the location of pin 1.
• A single floppy disk drive ribbon cable has 34 wires and two connectors
to provide for two floppy disk drives. The connector with twisted wires
always connects to drive A, and the connector that does not have
twisted wires always connects to drive B.
Floppy Connector
The floppy connector is
located on J12. See the
table below for pin definitions.
Floppy Connector Pin Definitions
(J12)
Pin Number Function
Pin Number Function
1
GND
2
FDHDIN
3
GND
4
Reserved
5
Key
6
FDEDIN
7
GND
8
Index9
GND
10
Motor Enable
11
GND
12
Drive Select B13
GND
14
Drive Select A15
GND
16
Motor Enable
17
GND
18
DIR19
GND
20
STEP21
GND
22
Write Data23
GND
24
Write Gate25
GND
26
Track 0027
GND
28
Write Protect29
GND
30
Read Data31
GND
32
Side 1 Select33
GND
34
Diskette
IDE Connector Pin Definitions
(J5, J6)
IDE Connectors
There are no jumpers to
configure the onboard IDE#1
and #2 connectors. See the
table on the right for pin
definitions.
Pin Number
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
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Function
Reset IDE
Host Data 7
Host Data 6
Host Data 5
Host Data 4
Host Data 3
Host Data 2
Host Data 1
Host Data 0
GND
DRQ3
I/O WriteI/O ReadIOCHRDY
DACK3IRQ14
Addr 1
Addr 0
Chip Select 0
Activity
Pin Number
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
Function
GND
Host Data 8
Host Data 9
Host Data 10
Host Data 11
Host Data 12
Host Data 13
Host Data 14
Host Data 15
Key
GND
GND
GND
BALE
GND
IOCS16GND
Addr 2
Chip Select 1GND
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Ultra320 SCSI Connectors
Refer to the table below for the pin
definitions of the Ultra320 SCSI connectors located at JA1 and JA2.
Ultra320 SCSI Connectors
(JA1, JA2)
Connector
Contact
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
Signal Names
Connector
Contact
Number
Signal Names
+DB(12)
+DB(13)
+DB(14)
+DB(15)
+DB(P1)
+DB(0)
+DB(1)
+DB(2)
+DB(3)
+DB(4)
+DB(5)
+DB(6)
+DB(7)
+DB(P)
GROUND
DIFFSENS
TERMPWR
TERMPWR
RESERVED
GROUND
+ATN
GROUND
+BSY
+ACK
+RST
+MSG
+SEL
+C/D
+REQ
+I/O
+DB(8)
+DB(9)
+DB(10)
+DB(11)
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
-DB(12)
-DB(13)
-DB(14)
-DB(15)
-DB(P1)
-DB(0)
-DB(1)
-DB(2)
-DB(3)
-DB(4)
-DB(5)
-DB(6)
-DB(7)
-DB(P)
GROUND
GROUND
TERMPWR
TERMPWR
RESERVED
GROUND
-ATN
GROUND
-BSY
-ACK
-RST
-MSG
-SEL
-C/D
-REQ
-I/O
-DB(8)
-DB(9)
-DB(10)
-DB(11)
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Chapter 6
Advanced Chassis Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install components and perform
maintenance on the SC813S-500 chassis. For component installation, follow the
steps in the order given to eliminate the most common problems encountered. If some steps are unnecessary, skip ahead to the next step.
Tools Required
The only tool you will need to install components and perform maintenance
is a Philips screwdriver.
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Static-Sensitive Devices
Electricstatic discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent damage to any printed circuit boards (PCBs), it is important to handle
them very carefully. The following measures are generally sufficient to
protect your equipment from ESD damage.
Precautions
z Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
z Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic bag.
z Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
z When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
z Put the serverboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.
z For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting
fasteners and the serverboard.
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Slim-Line CD-ROM Drive
Floppy Drive
SCSI Drives
USB0/1 Ports
Mouse/Keyboard Ports
Figure 6-1.
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System LEDs
System Reset
PCI Expansion Slots
COM1 Port
Control Panel
Main Power
VGA Port
Ethernet (LAN) Ports
SCSI Port
Chassis: Front and Rear Views
Control Panel
The control panel (located on the front of the chassis) must be connected
to the JF2 connector on the serverboard to provide you with system status
indications. A ribbon cable has bundled these wires together to simplify the
connection. Connect the cable from JF2 on the serverboard to the appropriate header on the Control Panel PCB (printed circuit board). Make sure
the red wire plugs into pin 1 on both connectors. Pull all excess cabling out
of the airflow path.
The control panel LEDs inform you of system status. See "Chapter 3:
System Interface" for details on the LEDs and the control panel buttons.
Details on JF2 can be found in "Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup."
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6-3
System Fans
Two 10-cm blower fans provide all the cooling needed for the SuperServer
6014A-8. It is very important that the chassis top cover is properly installed
and making a good seal in order for the cooling air to circulate properly
through the chassis and cool the components. See Figure 6-2.
Fan speed is controlled by a setting in BIOS (see page 7-18).
6014A-8, the recommended setting is "3-wire (Server)".
For the
System Fan Failure
If a fan fails, the ambient air temperature in the chassis will rise and activate the overheat LED on the control panel. Replace any failed fan immediately with the same type and model. You must power down the system
before replacing a cooling fan (removing the power cord is also recommended as a safety precaution).
Replacing System Fans
1.
Removing a fan
After turning off the power to the system, first remove the chassis cover
and unplug the fan cable from the motherboard. Unscrew the failed
blower fan from the chassis and pull it completely out from the
serverboard.
2.
Installing a new fan
Replace the failed fan with an identical 10-cm, 12 volt fan (available from
Supermicro: p/n FAN-0059). Install the new fan in its proper place in the
chassis by positioning it on the two mounting posts. Secure the fan to
the chassis with the screws you removed previously, then attach the fan
wires to the same chassis fan header you removed it from. Make sure
the air seal under the fan is properly installed and creating a good seal.
Power up the system and check that the fan is working properly and that
the LED on the control panel has turned off. Finish by replacing the
chassis cover.
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10-cm Blower Fans
Figure 6-2.
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System Cooling Fans (with optional front bezel shown)
Drive Bay Installation/Removal
Removing the Front Bezel
If your system has a front bezel (optional) attached to the chassis, you
must first remove it to gain access to the drive bays. To remove the bezel,
first unlock the front of the chassis then press the release knob (see Figure
6-3). Carefully remove the bezel with both hands. A filter located within the
bezel can be removed for replacement/cleaning. It is recommended that you
keep a maintenance log of filter cleaning/replacement, since its condition
will affect the airflow throughout the whole system.
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Figure 6-3. Removing the Front Bezel
1. Unlock
2. Press release knob
3. Remove bezel assembly
Accessing the Drive Bays
SCSI Drives: Because of their hotswap capability, you do not need to access the
inside of the chassis or power down the system to install or replace SCSI drives.
Proceed to the next step for instructions.
CD-ROM/Floppy Disk Drives: For installing/removing a CD-ROM or floppy disk
drive, you will need to gain access to the inside of the 6014A-8 by removing the
top cover of the chassis. Proceed to the "CD-ROM and Floppy Drive Installation"
section later in this chapter for instructions.
Note: Only a "slim" CD-ROM drive will fit into the 6014A-8.
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SCSI Drive Installation
1.
Mounting a SCSI drive in a drive carrier
The SCSI drives are mounted in drive carriers to simplify their installation and
removal from the chassis. These carriers also help promote proper airflow for
the SCSI drive bays. For this reason, even empty carriers without SCSI
drives installed must remain in the chassis. To add a new SCSI drive, install
a drive into the carrier with the printed circuit board side toward the carrier so
that the mounting holes align with those in the carrier. Secure the drive to
the carrier with four screws, as shown in Figure 6-4.
Figure 6-4. Mounting a SCSI Drive in a Carrier
!
!
Use caution when working around the SCSI backplane. Do
not touch the backplane with any metal objects and make
sure no ribbon cables touch the backplane or obstruct the
holes, which aid in proper airflow.
Important: Regardless of how many SCSI hard drives are
installed, all SCSI drive carriers must remain in the drive
bays for proper airflow.
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2.
Installing/removing hot-swap SCSI drives
The SCSI drive bays are located in the front of the chassis, making them
easily accessible for installation and removal. The SCSI drives are hot-swap
units, meaning that they can be installed and removed while the system is
running. To remove a SCSI drive, first push the colored release button
located beside the drive's LEDs, then swing the handle fully out and use it to
pull the SCSI drive carrier straight out (see Figure 6-5).
Figure 6-5. Removing SCSI Drives
!
Important: All of the SCSI drive carriers must remain in
the drive bays to maintain proper cooling airflow.
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CD-ROM and Floppy Drive Installation
The top cover of the chassis must be opened to gain full access to the CDROM and floppy drive bays. The 6014A-8 accomodates only slim CD-ROM
drives. Side mounting brackets are needed to mount a slim CD-ROM drive in
the 6014A-8 server.
You must power down the system before installing or removing a floppy or
CD-ROM drive. First, release the retention screws that secure the server
unit to the rack. Grasp the two handles on either side and pull the unit
straight out until it locks (you will hear a "click"). Next, depress the two
buttons on the top of the chassis to release the top cover and at the same
time, push the cover away from you until it stops. You can then lift the top
cover from the chassis to gain full access to the inside of the server.
With the chassis cover removed, unplug the power and data cables from
the drive you want to remove. Then locate the locking tab at the rear of the
drive. It will be on the left side of the drive when viewed from the front of
the chassis. Pull the tab away from the drive and push the drive unit out
the front of the chassis.
Add a new drive by following this procedure in reverse order. You may
hear a faint *click* of the locking tab when the drive is fully inserted. Remember to reconnect the data and power cables to the drive before replacing the chassis cover and restoring power to the system. Please be aware
of the following:
• The floppy disk drive cable has seven twisted wires.
• A color mark on a cable typically designates the location of pin 1.
• A single floppy disk drive ribbon cable has 34 wires and two connectors
to provide for two floppy disk drives. The connector with twisted wires
always connects to drive A, and the connector that does not have
twisted wires always connects to drive B.
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Power Supply
The SuperServer 6014A-8 has a single 500 watt power supply, which is
auto-switching capable. This enables it to automatically sense and operate
with a 100v - 240v input. An amber light will be illuminated on the power
supply when the power is off. An illuminated green light indicates that the
power supply is operating.
Power Supply Failure
If the power supply unit fails, the system will shut down and you will need
to replace the unit. Replacement units can be ordered directly from
Supermicro (see contact information in the Preface). As there is only one
power supply unit in the 6014A-8, power must be completely removed from
the server before removing and replacing the power supply unit for whatever reason.
Removing/Replacing the Power Supply
1.
Removing the power supply
First turn the power switch on the control panel off, then unplug the
power cord from the system. Remove the chassis cover by pressing the
two release buttons on the top of the chassis (near the front) and push
the chassis top rearward about one inch. To remove the failed power
unit, push the beige colored release tab to the right and then carefully lift
the unit up about 1/2 inch only. If you lift too high, you may damage the
power distribution board that the other end of the unit is connected to.
Then, pull the power unit straight back to unplug it from the power
distribution board. See Figure 6-6.
2.
Installing a new power supply
Replace the failed unit with another unit of the same input voltage, output
voltage and wattage. It is highly recommended to replace it with exactly
the same model power supply (PWS-0048). Carefully insert the new unit
into position to plug it into the power distribution board, making sure you
are not holding it at too great an angle, which may damage the power
distribution board. Push it completely into the power distribution board
and seat it in the chassis. When correctly installed it should be laying
flat - make sure the end of the power supply is not sitting on the stop in
the chassis. Reconnect the power cord, replace the chassis top cover
and reposition the unit back into the rack. Finish by depressing the
power button on the chassis front control panel.
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Figure 6-6. Removing/Replacing the Power Supply
(with optional front bezel shown)
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Chapter 7
BIOS
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Introduction
This chapter describes the Phoenix BIOS™ Setup utility for the X6DAR-8G.
The Phoenix ROM BIOS is stored in a flash chip and can be easily upgraded
using a floppy disk-based program. Due to periodic changes in the BIOS,
some settings may have been added or deleted that might not yet be recorded in this manual. Please refer to the Manual Download area of the
Supermicro web site (www.supermicro.com) for any such changes.
Starting the Setup Utility
To enter the BIOS Setup Utility, hit the <Delete> key while the system is
booting-up. (In most cases, the <Delete> key is used to invoke the BIOS setup
screen. There are a few cases when other keys are used, such as <F1>,
<F2>, and so on.)
Each main BIOS menu option is described in this manual. The Main BIOS
screen has two main frames. The left frame displays all the options that can
be configured. “Grayed-out” options cannot be configured. The right frame
displays the key legend. Above the key legend is an area reserved for a
text message. When an option is selected in the left frame, it is highlighted
in white. Often a text message will accompany it. (Note: BIOS has default
text messages built in. Supermicro retains the option to include, omit, or
change any of these text messages.) Options printed in Bold are the
default settings.
The BIOS setup/utility uses a key-based navigation system called hot keys.
Most of these hot keys (<F1>, <F10>, <Enter>, <ESC>, <Arrow> keys, etc.)
can be used at any time during the setup navigation process.
Note: fan speed is controlled by the "Fan Speed Control Modes" setting
in BIOS. The recommended setting for the 6014A-8 is "3-pin (Server)"
Loading the BIOS default settings may change this setting. Therefore, if
you do load BIOS defaults, you should reenter BIOS setup and change
this setting back to "3-wire (Server)", then save and exit (see page 718).
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Running Setup
*Default settings are in bold text unless otherwise noted.
The BIOS setup options described in this section are selected by choosing the appropriate text from the main BIOS Setup screen. All displayed
text is described in this section, although the screen display is often all
you need to understand how to set the options (see on next page).
When you first power on the computer, the Phoenix BIOS™ is immediately
activated.
While the BIOS is in control, the Setup program can be activated in one of two
ways:
1. By pressing <Delete> immediately after turning the system on, or
2. When the message shown below appears briefly at the bottom of the
screen during the POST (Power On Self-Test), press the <Delete> key to
activate the main Setup menu:
Press the <Delete> key to enter Setup
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Main BIOS Setup
All main Setup options are described in this section. The main BIOS Setup screen
is displayed below.
Use the Up/Down arrow keys to move among the different settings in each menu.
Use the Left/Right arrow keys to change the options for each setting.
Press the <Esc> key to exit the CMOS Setup Menu. The next section describes
in detail how to navigate through the menus.
Items that use submenus are indicated with the
press the <Enter> key to access the submenu.
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Main BIOS Setup Menu
Main Setup Features
System Time
To set the system date and time, key in the correct information in the
appropriate fields. Then press the <Enter> key to save the data.
System Date
Using the arrow keys, highlight the month, day and year fields and enter
the correct data. Press the <Enter> key to save the data.
BIOS Date
This feature allows BIOS to automatically display the BIOS date.
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Legacy Diskette A
This setting allows the user to set the type of floppy disk drive installed as
diskette A. The options are Disabled, 360Kb 5.25 in, 1.2MB 5.25 in, 720Kb
3.5 in, 1.44/1.25MB, 3.5 in and 2.88MB 3.5 in.
Parallel ATA
This setting allows the user to enable or disable the funciton of Parallel
ATA. The options are Disabled, Channel 0, Channel 1 and Both.
Serial ATA
This setting allows the user to enable or disable the funciton of Serial ATA.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Serial ATA RAID Feature
Select Enable to enable Serial ATA RAID Functions. (*For the Windows OS
environment, use the RAID driver if this feature is set to "Enabled". If
"Disabled", use the "Non-RAID" driver.)
Native Mode Operation
This option allows the user to select the Native Mode for ATA. Some
Operating Systems are not supported by the Native Mode. The options are:
Serial ATA, Parallel ATA, Auto, and Both.
IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave, IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave, IDE
Channel 2 Master, IDE Channel 3 Master
These settings allow the user to set the parameters of IDE Channel 0
Master/Slave, IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave, IDE Channel 2 Master, IDE
Channel 3 Master slots. Hit <Enter> to activate the following sub-menu
screen for detailed options of these items. Set the correct configurations
accordingly. The items included in the sub-menu are:
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Type
Selects the type of IDE hard drive. The options are Auto (allows BIOS
to automatically determine the hard drive's capacity, number of heads,
Sectors, Maximum Capacity, LBA Format, ect.). Enter a number from 139 to select a predetermined type of hard drive, CD-ROM and ATAPI
Removable. The option- "User" will allow the user to enter the parameters
of the HDD installed at this connection. The option-"Auto" will allow BIOS
to automatically configure the parameters of the HDD installed at the
connection. Choose the option"1-39" to select a pre-determined HDD
type. Select CD-ROM if a CD-ROM drive is installed. Select ATAPI if a
removable disk drive is installed.
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Multi-Sector Transfers
Select the number of transfer sectors. The options are Disabled, 2, 4, 6,
8 and 16 Sectors.
LBA Mode Control
This item determines whether Phoenix BIOS will access the IDE Primary
Master Device via LBA mode. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
32 Bit I/O
Selects 32 Bit I/O operation. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Transfer Mode
Selects the transfer mode. The options are Standard, Fast PIO1, Fast
PIO2, Fast PIO3, Fast PIO4, FPIO3/DMA1 and FPIO4/DMA2.
Ultra DMA Mode
Selects Ultra DMA Mode. The options are Disabled, Mode 0, Mode 1,
Mode 2, Mode 3, Mode 4, Mode 5 and Mode 6.
System Memory
This display informs you how much system memory is recognized as being
present in the system.
Extended Memory
This display informs you how much extended memory is recognized as
being present in the system.
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Advanced Setup
Choose Advanced from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow
keys. You should see the following display. The items with a triangle beside
them have sub menus that can be accessed by highlighting the item and pressing
<Enter>. Options for PIR settings are displayed by highlighting the setting option
using the arrow keys and pressing <Enter>. All Advanced BIOS Setup options
are described in this section.
Boot Features
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Quick Boot Mode
If enabled, this feature will speed up the POST (Power On Self Test) routine
after the computer is turned on. The settings are Enabled and Disabled. If
Disabled, the POST routine will run at normal speed.
Quiet Boot
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the diagnostic screen during
boot-up.
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ACPI Mode
Use the setting to determine if you want to employ ACPI (Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface) power management on your system.
The options are Yes and No.
Power Button Behavior
This setting allows you to choose how the system powers down upon
pressing the power button. The options are Instant-Off and 4-sec overide.
Keyboard on Now Function
This option alows you to select how the system may be resumed from the
S3-S5 state. The options are Space, or Password.
Power Loss Control
This setting allows you to choose how the system will react when power
returns after an unexpected loss of power. The options are Stay On, Power
Off and Last State.
Watch Dog
This setting is for enabling the Watch Dog feature. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
Summary Screen
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the summary screen.
Memory Cache
Cache System BIOS Area
This setting allows you to designate a reserve area in the system
memory to be used as a System BIOS buffer to allow the BIOS write
(cache) its data into this reserved memory area. Select "Write Protect"
to enable this function, and this area will be reserved for BIOS ROM
access only. Select "Uncached" to disable this function and make this
area available for other devices.
Cache Video BIOS Area
This setting allows you to designate a reserve area in the system
memory to be used as a Video BIOS buffer to allow the BIOS write
(cache) its data into this reserved memory area. Select "Write Protect"
to enable the function and this area will be reserved for BIOS ROM
access only. Select "Uncached" to disable this function and make this
area available for other devices.
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Cache Base 0-512K
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the base memory
area: block 0-512K to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area
in the Static DRM (SDROM) or written into L1, L2, L3 cache inside the
CPU to speed up CPU operations . Select "Uncached" to disable this
funciton. Select "Write Through" to allow data to be cached into the
buffer and written into the system memory at the same time. Select
"Write Protect" to prevent data from being written into the base memory
area of Block 0-512K. Select "Write Back" to allow CPU to write data
back directly from the buffer without writing data to the System Memory
for fast CPU data processing and operation. The options are
"Uncached", "Write Through", "Write Protect", and "Write Back".
Cache Base 512K-640K
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the memory area:
512K-640K to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in the
Static DRM (SDROM) or written into L1, L2, L3 cache inside the CPU to
speed up CPU operations . Select "Uncached" to disable this funciton.
Select "Write Through" to allow data to be cached into the buffer and
written into the system memory at the same time. Select "Write Protect"
to prevent data from being written into the base memory area of Block
0-512K. Select "Write Back" to allow CPU to write data back directly from
the buffer without writing data to the System Memory for fast CPU data
processing and operation. The options are "Uncached", "Write Through",
"Write Protect", and "Write Back".
Cache Extended Memory
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the extended memory
area to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in the Static
DRM (SDROM) or written into L1, L2, L3 cache inside the CPU to speed
up CPU operations . Select "Uncached" to disable this funciton. Select
"Write Through" to allow data to be cached into the buffer and written
into the system memory at the same time. Select "Write Protect" to
prevent data from being written into the base memory area of Block 0512K. Select "Write Back" to allow CPU to write data back directly from
the buffer without writing data to the System Memory for fast CPU data
processing and operation. The options are "Uncached", "Write Through",
"Write Protect", and "Write Back".
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PCI Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings for PCI
devices.
Onboard GLAN (Gigabit- LAN) OPROM Configure
Enabling this option provides the capability to boot from GLAN.
options ared Disabled and Enabled.
The
Onboard SCSI OPROM Configure
Enabling this option provides the caability to boot from SCSI HDD. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
Reset Configuration Data
If set to Yes, this setting clears the Extended System Configuration Data(ESCD) area. The options are Yes and No.
Frequency for RAID-SLOT/SCSI
This option allows the user to change the bus frequency for the devices
installed in the slot indicated. The options are Auto, PCI 33 MHz, PCI 66
MHz, PCI-X 66 MHz, PCI-X 100 MHz, and PCI-X 133 MHz.
Frequency for PCIX#1/G-LAN
This option allows the user to change the bus frequency of the devices
installed in the slot indicated. The options are Auto, PCI 33 MHz, PCI 66
MHz, PCI-X 66 MHz, PCI-X 100 MHz, and PCI-X 133 MHz.
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PCI-X 133MHz Slot 1/PCI-Exp x4 Slot 2/ PCI-Exp x16 Slot 3
Access the submenu for each of the settings above to make changes to
the following:
Option ROM Scan
When enabled, this setting will initialize the device expansion ROM.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Enable Master
This setting allows you to enable the selected device as the PCI bus
master. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Latency Timer
This setting allows you to set the clock rate for Bus Master.A highprioity, high-throughout device may benefit from a greater Clock rate.
The options are Default, 0020h, 0040h, 0060h, 0080h, 00A0h, 00C0h,
and 00E0h.
For Unix, Novell and other Operating Systems, please
select the option:"other". If a drive fails after the installation of a new
software , you might want to change this settiing and try again.
Different OS requires different Bus Master clock rate.
Large Disk Access Mode
This setting determines how large hard drives are to be accessed. The
options are DOS or Other (for Unix, Novellle NetWare and other operating
systems).
Advanced Chipset Control
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Force Compliance Mode Entry
This feature allows you to enable the PCI-Express Compliance 1.0 Mode.
The options are: Disabled or Enabled.
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Memory RAS Feature Control
Select this option to enable the Memory RAS Feature Control The options
are Standard, Mirroring, and Sparing.
Clock Spectrum Feature
If "Enabled", BIOS will monitor the level of Electromagnetic Interference
caused by the components and will attempt to decrease the interference
whenever needed. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
DRAM Data Integrity Mode
If enabled, this feature allows the data stored in the DRMA memory to
be integrated for faster data processing. The options are 72-bit ECC,
144-bit ECC, Auto, Algorithms and Disabled.
ECC Error Type
This setting lets you select which type of interrupt to be activated as a
result of an ECC error. The options are None, NMI (Non-Maskable
Interrupt), SMI (System Management Interrupt) and SCI (System Control
Interrupt.)
SERR Signal Condition
This setting specifies the conditions required to be qualified as an ECC
error. The options are None, Single Bit, Multiple Bit and Both.
USB Function
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable all functions for the USB
devices specified.
Legacy USB Support
This setting allows you to enable support for Legacy USB devices. The
settings are Enabled and Disabled.
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Advanced Processor Options
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
CPU Speed
This is a display that indicates the speed of the installed processor.
Hyper-threading
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the function of hyperthreading. Enabling hyper-threading results in increased CPU
performance. (Applicable for the XP systems.)
Machine Checking
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable Machine Checking. If
"Enabled", the OS will debug the system during system reset after a
system crash.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
The CPU fetches the cache line for 64 bytes if Disabled. The CPU fetches
both cache lines for 128 bytes as comprised if Enabled.
I/O Device Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
KBC Clock input
This setting allows you to set the clock frequency for the Keyboard
Clock. The options are 6MHz, 8MHz, and 12 MHz.
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On-board COM 1
This setting allows you to assign control of serial port A. The options
are Enabled (user defined), Disabled and Auto (BIOS controlled).
Base I/O Address
Select the base I/O address for serial port A. The options are 3F8,
2F8, 3E8 and 2E8.
Interrupt
Select the IRQ (interrupt request) for serial port A. The options are
IRQ3 and IRQ4.
On-board COM 2
This setting allows you to assign control of serial port B. The options
are Enabled (user defined), Disabled and Auto (BIOS controlled).
Mode
Specify the type of device that will be connected to serial port B. The
options are Normal, IR (for an infrared device) and ASK-IR.
Base I/O Address
Select the base I/O address for serial port B. The options are 3F8,
2F8, 3E8 and 2E8.
Interrupt
Select the IRQ (interrupt request) for serial port B. The options are
IRQ3 and IRQ4.
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Parallel Port
This setting allows you to assign control of the parallel port. The options
are Enabled (user defined), Disabled and Auto (BIOS controlled).
Base I/O Address
Select the base I/O address for the parallel port. The options are 378,
278 and 3BC.
Interrupt
Select the IRQ (interrupt request) for the parallel port. The options
are IRQ5 and IRQ7.
Mode
Specify the parallel port mode.
directional, EPP and ECP.
The options are Output Only, Bi-
DMA Channel
Specify the DMA channel. The options are DMA1 and DMA3.
Floppy Disk Controller
This setting allows you to assign control of the floppy disk controller.
The options are Enabled (user defined), Disabled and Auto (BIOS
controlled).
Base I/O Address
Select the base I/O address for the parallel port.
Primary and Secondary.
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DMI Event Logging
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Event Log Validity
This is a display, not a setting, informing you of the event log validity.
Event Log Capacity
This is a display, not a setting, informing you of the event log capacity.
View DMI Event Log
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to view the contents of the event
log.
Event Logging
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable event logging.
ECC Event Logging
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable ECC event logging.
Mark DMI Events as Read
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to mark the DMI events as read.
Clear All DMI Event Logs
Select Yes and press <Enter> to clear all DMI event logs. The default
setting is "No."
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Console Redirection
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
COM Port Address
Specifies to redirect the console to On-board COM A or On-board COM
B. This setting can also be Disabled.
BAUD Rate
Select the BAUD rate for console redirection. The options are 300, 1200,
2400, 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K, 57.6K and 115.2K.
Console Type
Choose from the available options to select the console type for console
redirection. The options are VT100, VT100,8bit, PC-ANSI, 7bit, PC-ANSI,
VT100+, VT-UTF8.
Flow Control
Choose from the available options to select the flow control for console
redirection. The options are: None, XON/XOFF, and CTS/RTS.
Console Connection
Select the console connection: either Direct or Via Modem.
Continue CR after POST
Choose whether to continue with console redirection after the POST
routine. The options are On and Off.
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Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature Threshold
This option allows the user to set a CPU temperature threshold that
will activate the alarm system when the CPU temperature reaches this
pre-set temperature threshold. The options are 85 oC, 90 o C, 95oC and
100oC.
Highlight this and hit <Enter> to see monitor data for the following items:
CPU1 Temperature: This item displays CPU1 Temperature.
CPU2 Temperature: This item displays CPU2 Temperature.
System Temperature: This item displays the system Temperature.
Fan Speed Control Modes
This feature allows the user to decide how the system controls the speeds
of the onboard fans. If the option is set to "3-wire", the fan speed is controlled based upon the CPU die temperature. When the CPU die temperature
is higher, the fan speed will be higher as well. If the option is set to "4wire", the fan speed will be controlled by the Thermal Management Settings
pre-configured by the user at this feature. Select "3-wire" if your chassis
came with 3-pin fan headers. Select "4-wire" if your chassis came with 4pin fan headers.
Select "Workstation" if your system is used as a Workstation. Select "Server" if your system is used as a Server. Select "Disable"
to disable the fan speed control function to allow the onboard fans to run
at the full speed (12V) at all time. The options are Disable, 3-wire
(Server), 3-wire (Workstation), 4-wire (Server) and 4-wire (Workstation).
The recommended setting for the 6014A-8 is "3-wire (Server)".
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Security
Choose Security from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow
keys. You should see the following display. Security setting options are
displayed by highlighting the setting using the arrow keys and pressing <Enter>.
All Security BIOS settings are described in this section.
Supervisor Password Is:
This displays whether a supervisor password has been entered for the
system. Clear means such a password has not been used and Set means
a supervisor password has been entered for the system.
User Password Is:
This displays whether a user password has been entered for the system.
Clear means such a password has not been used and Set means a user
password has been entered for the system.
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Set Supervisor Password
When the item "Set Supervisor Password" is highlighted, hit the <Enter> key.
When prompted, type the Supervisor's password in the dialogue box to set
or to change supervisor's password, which allows access to BIOS.
Set User Password
When the item "Set User Password" is highlighted, hit the <Enter> key.
When prompted, type the user's password in the dialogue box to set or to
change the user's password, which allows access to the system at bootup.
Fixed Disk Boot Sector
This setting may offer some protection against viruses when set to Write
Protect, which protects the boot sector on the hard drive from having a
virus written to it. The other option is Normal.
Password on Boot
This setting allows you to require a password to be entered when the
system boots up. The options are Enabled (password required) and
Disabled (password not required).
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Boot
Choose Boot from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys.
You should see the following display. Highlighting a setting with a + or - will
expand or collapse that entry. See details on how to change the order and specs
of boot devices in the Item Specific Help window. All Boot BIOS settings are
described in this section.
+Removable Devices
Highlight and press <Enter> to expand the field. See details on how to
change the order and specs of devices in the Item Specific Help window.
CD-ROM Drive
See details on how to change the order and specs of the CD-ROM drive in
the Item Specific Help window.
+Hard Drive
Highlight and press <Enter> to expand the field. See details on how to
change the order and specs of hard drives in the Item Specific Help
window.
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Exit
Choose Exit from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys.
You should see the following display. All Exit BIOS settings are described in this
section.
Exit Saving Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to save any changes you made and to
exit the BIOS Setup utility.
Exit Discarding Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to exit the BIOS Setup utility without saving
any changes you may have made.
Load Setup Defaults
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to load the default settings for all items in
the BIOS Setup. These are the safest settings to use.
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Discard Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to discard (cancel) any changes you
made. You will remain in the Setup utility.
Save Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to save any changes you made. You will
remain in the Setup utility.
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Appendix A
BIOS POST Messages
During the Power-On Self-Test (POST), the BIOS will check for problems. If a problem
is found, the BIOS will activate an alarm or display a message. The following is a list
of such BIOS messages.
Failure Fixed Disk
Fixed disk is not working or not configured properly. Check to see if fixed disk is
attached properly. Run Setup. Find out if the fixed-disk type is correctly identified.
Stuck key
Stuck key on keyboard.
Keyboard error
Keyboard not working.
Keyboard Controller Failed
Keyboard controller failed test. May require replacing keyboard controller.
Keyboard locked - Unlock key switch
Unlock the system to proceed.
Monitor type does not match CMOS - Run SETUP
Monitor type not correctly identified in Setup
Shadow Ram Failed at offset: nnnn
Shadow RAM failed at offset nnnn of the 64k block at which the error
was detected.
System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
System RAM failed at offset nnnn of in the 64k block at which the error
was detected.
Extended RAM Failed at offset: nnnn Extended memory not
working or not configured properly at offset nnnn.
System battery is dead - Replace and run SETUP
The CMOS clock battery indicator shows the battery is dead. Replace the
battery and run Setup to reconfigure the system.
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System CMOS checksum bad - Default configuration used
System CMOS has been corrupted or modified incorrectly, perhaps by an
application program that changes data stored in CMOS. The BIOS installed Default
Setup Values. If you do not want these values, enter Setup and enter your own
values. If the error persists, check the system battery or contact your dealer.
System timer error
The timer test failed. Requires repair of system board.
Real time clock error
Real-Time Clock fails BIOS hardware test. May require board repair.
Check date and time settings
BIOS found date or time out of range and reset the Real-Time Clock. May require
setting legal date (1991-2099).
Previous boot incomplete - Default configuration used
Previous POST did not complete successfully. POST loads default values and
offers to run Setup. If the failure was caused by incorrect values and they are
not corrected, the next boot will likely fail. On systems with control of wait
states, improper Setup settings can also terminate POST and cause this error on
the next boot. Run Setup and verify that the waitstate configuration is correct.
This error is cleared the next time the system is booted.
Memory Size found by POST differed from CMOS
Memory size found by POST differed from CMOS.
Diskette drive A error
Diskette drive B error
Drive A: or B: is present but fails the BIOS POST diskette tests. Check to see that
the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in Setup and that the diskette
drive is attached correctly.
Incorrect Drive A type - run SETUP
Type of floppy drive A: not correctly identified in Setup.
Incorrect Drive B type - run SETUP
Type of floppy drive B: not correctly identified in Setup.
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System cache error - Cache disabled
RAM cache failed and BIOS disabled the cache. On older boards, check the
cache jumpers. You may have to replace the cache. See your dealer. A disabled
cache slows system performance considerably.
CPU ID:
CPU socket number for Multi-Processor error.
EISA CMOS not writeable
ServerBIOS2 test error: Cannot write to EISA CMOS.
DMA Test Failed
ServerBIOS2 test error: Cannot write to extended DMA (Direct Memory
Access) registers.
Software NMI Failed
ServerBIOS2 test error: Cannot generate software NMI (Non-Maskable
Interrupt).
Fail-Safe Timer NMI Failed
ServerBIOS2 test error: Fail-Safe Timer takes too long.
device Address Conflict
Address conflict for specified device.
Allocation Error for: device
Run ISA or EISA Configuration Utility to resolve resource conflict for the
specified device.
CD ROM Drive
CD ROM Drive identified.
Entering SETUP ...
Starting Setup program
Failing Bits: nnnn
The hex number nnnn is a map of the bits at the RAM address which failed
the memory test. Each 1 (one) in the map indicates a failed bit. See errors
230, 231, or 232 above for offset address of the failure in System,
Extended, or Shadow memory.
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Fixed Disk n
Fixed disk n (0-3) identified.
Invalid System Configuration Data
Problem with NVRAM (CMOS) data.
I/O device IRQ conflict
I/O device IRQ conflict error.
PS/2 Mouse Boot Summary Screen:
PS/2 Mouse installed.
nnnn kB Extended RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of RAM in kilobytes successfully tested.
nnnn Cache SRAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system cache in kilobytes successfully tested.
nnnn kB Shadow RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of shadow RAM in kilobytes successfully
tested.
nnnn kB System RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system RAM in kilobytes successfully tested.
One or more I2O Block Storage Devices were excluded from the Setup
Boot Menu
There was not enough room in the IPL table to display all installed I2O blockstorage devices.
Operating system not found
Operating system cannot be located on either drive A: or drive C:. Enter Setup
and see if fixed disk and drive A: are properly identified.
Parity Check 1 nnnn
Parity error found in the system bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and
display it on the screen. If it cannot locate the address, it displays ????. Parity is
a method for checking errors in binary data. A parity error indicates that some
data has been corrupted.
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Parity Check 2 nnnn
Parity error found in the I/O bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display
it on the screen. If it cannot locate the address, it displays ????.
Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to Setup, <F3> for previous
Displayed after any recoverable error message. Press <F1> to start the boot
process or <F2> to enter Setup and change the settings. Press <F3> to display
the previous screen (usually an initialization error of an Option ROM, i.e., an
add-on card). Write down and follow the information shown on the screen.
Press <F2> to enter Setup
Optional message displayed during POST. Can be turned off in Setup.
PS/2 Mouse:
PS/2 mouse identified.
Run the I2O Configuration Utility
One or more unclaimed block storage devices have the Configuration Request bit
set in the LCT. Run an I2O Configuration Utility (e.g. the SAC utility).
System BIOS shadowed
System BIOS copied to shadow RAM.
UMB upper limit segment address: nnnn
Displays the address nnnn of the upper limit of Upper Memory Blocks,
indicating released segments of the BIOS which can be reclaimed by a virtual
memory manager.
Video BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS successfully copied to shadow RAM.
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Appendix B
BIOS POST Codes
This section lists the POST (Power On Self Test) codes for the PhoenixBIOS. POST
codes are divided into two categories: recoverable and terminal.
Recoverable POST Errors
When a recoverable type of error occurs during POST, the BIOS will display
an POST code that describes the problem. BIOS may also issue one of the
following beep codes:
1 long and two short beeps - video configuration error
1 continuous long beep - no memory detected
Terminal POST Errors
If a terminal type of error occurs, BIOS will shut down the system. Before
doing so, BIOS will write the error to port 80h, attempt to initialize video and
write the error in the top left corner of the screen.
The following is a list of codes that may be written to port 80h.
POST Code
02h
03h
04h
06h
07h
08h
09h
0Ah
0Bh
0Ch
0Eh
0Fh
10h
11h
12h
13h
14h
16h
17h
Description
Verify Real Mode
Disable Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI)
Get CPU type
Initialize system hardware
Disable shadow and execute code from the ROM.
Initialize chipset with initial POST values
Set IN POST flag
Initialize CPU registers
Enable CPU cache
Initialize caches to initial POST values
Initialize I/O component
Initialize the local bus IDE
Initialize Power Management
Load alternate registers with initial POST values
Restore CPU control word during warm boot
Initialize PCI Bus Mastering devices
Initialize keyboard controller
1-2-2-3 BIOS ROM checksum
Initialize cache before memory Auto size
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POST Code
18h
1Ah
1Ch
20h
22h
24h
28h
29h
2Ah
2Ch
2Eh
2Fh
32h
33h
36h
38h
3Ah
3Ch
3Dh
41h
42h
45h
46h
47h
48h
49h
4Ah
4Bh
4Ch
4Eh
4Fh
50h
51h
52h
54h
55h
58h
59h
5Ah
5Bh
Description
8254 timer initialization
8237 DMA controller initialization
Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller
1-3-1-1 Test DRAM refresh
1-3-1-3 Test 8742 Keyboard Controller
Set ES segment register to 4 GB
Auto size DRAM
Initialize POST Memory Manager
Clear 512 kB base RAM
1-3-4-1 RAM failure on address line xxxx*
1-3-4-3 RAM failure on data bits xxxx* of low byte of
memory bus
Enable cache before system BIOS shadow
Test CPU bus-clock frequency
Initialize Phoenix Dispatch Manager
Warm start shut down
Shadow system BIOS ROM
Auto size cache
Advanced configuration of chipset registers
Load alternate registers with CMOS values
Initialize extended memory for RomPilot
Initialize interrupt vectors
POST device initialization
2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice
Initialize I20 support
Check video configuration against CMOS
Initialize PCI bus and devices
Initialize all video adapters in system
QuietBoot start (optional)
Shadow video BIOS ROM
Display BIOS copyright notice
Initialize MultiBoot
Display CPU type and speed
Initialize EISA board
Test keyboard
Set key click if enabled
Enable USB devices
2-2-3-1 Test for unexpected interrupts
Initialize POST display service
Display prompt “Press F2 to enter SETUP”
Disable CPU cache
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POST Code
5Ch
60h
62h
64h
66h
67h
68h
69h
6Ah
6Bh
6Ch
6Eh
70h
72h
76h
7Ch
7Dh
7Eh
80h
81h
82h
83h
84h
85h
86h
87h
88h
89h
8Ah
8Bh
8Ch
8Fh
90h
91h
92h
93h
95h
96h
97h
98h
Description
Test RAM between 512 and 640 kB
Test extended memory
Test extended memory address lines
Jump to UserPatch1
Configure advanced cache registers
Initialize Multi Processor APIC
Enable external and CPU caches
Setup System Management Mode (SMM) area
Display external L2 cache size
Load custom defaults (optional)
Display shadow-area message
Display possible high address for UMB recovery
Display error messages
Check for configuration errors
Check for keyboard errors
Set up hardware interrupt vectors
Initialize Intelligent System Monitoring
Initialize coprocessor if present
Disable onboard Super I/O ports and IRQs
Late POST device initialization
Detect and install external RS232 ports
Configure non-MCD IDE controllers
Detect and install external parallel ports
Initialize PC-compatible PnP ISA devices
Re-initialize onboard I/O ports.
Configure Motherboard Configurable Devices
(optional)
Initialize BIOS Data Area
Enable Non-Maskable Interrupts (NMIs)
Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area
Test and initialize PS/2 mouse
Initialize floppy controller
Determine number of ATA drives (optional)
Initialize hard-disk controllers
Initialize local-bus hard-disk controllers
Jump to UserPatch2
Build MPTABLE for multi-processor boards
Install CD ROM for boot
Clear huge ES segment register
Fix up Multi Processor table
1-2 Search for option ROMs. One long, two short
beeps on checksum failure
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POST Code
99h
9Ah
9Ch
9Dh
9Eh
9Fh
A0h
A2h
A4h
A8h
AAh
ACh
AEh
B0h
B1h
B2h
B4h
B5h
B6h
B7h
B9h
BAh
BBh
BCh
BDh
BEh
BFh
C0h
C1h
C2h
C3h
C4h
C5h
C6h
C7h
C8h
C9h
CAh
CBh
CCh
Description
Check for SMART Drive (optional)
Shadow option ROMs
Set up Power Management
Initialize security engine (optional)
Enable hardware interrupts
Determine number of ATA and SCSI drives
Set time of day
Check key lock
Initialize typematic rate
Erase F2 prompt
Scan for F2 key stroke
Enter SETUP
Clear Boot flag
Check for errors
Inform RomPilot about the end of POST.
POST done - prepare to boot operating system
1 One short beep before boot
Terminate QuietBoot (optional)
Check password (optional)
Initialize ACPI BIOS
Prepare Boot
Initialize SMBIOS
Initialize PnP Option ROMs
Clear parity checkers
Display MultiBoot menu
Clear screen (optional)
Check virus and backup reminders
Try to boot with INT 19
Initialize POST Error Manager (PEM)
Initialize error logging
Initialize error display function
Initialize system error handler
PnPnd dual CMOS (optional)
Initialize note dock (optional)
Initialize note dock late
Force check (optional)
Extended checksum (optional)
Redirect Int 15h to enable remote keyboard
Redirect Int 13h to Memory Technologies
Devices such as ROM, RAM, PCMCIA, and
serial disk
Redirect Int 10h to enable remote serial video
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POST Code
CDh
CEh
D2h
Description
Re-map I/O and memory for PCMCIA
Initialize digitizer and display message
Unknown interrupt
The following are for boot block in Flash ROM
POST Code
E0h
E1h
E2h
E3h
E4h
E5h
E6h
E7h
E8h
E9h
EAh
EBh
ECh
EDh
EEh
EFh
F0h
F1h
F2h
F3h
F4h
F5h
F6h
F7h
Description
Initialize the chipset
Initialize the bridge
Initialize the CPU
Initialize system timer
Initialize system I/O
Check force recovery boot
Checksum BIOS ROM
Go to BIOS
Set Huge Segment
Initialize Multi Processor
Initialize OEM special code
Initialize PIC and DMA
Initialize Memory type
Initialize Memory size
Shadow Boot Block
System memory test
Initialize interrupt vectors
Initialize Run Time Clock
Initialize video
Initialize System Management Manager
Output one beep
Clear Huge Segment
Boot to Mini DOS
Boot to Full DOS
* If the BIOS detects error 2C, 2E, or 30 (base 512K RAM error), it displays an additional
word-bitmap (xxxx) indicating the address line or bits that failed. For example, “2C
0002” means address line 1 (bit one set) has failed. “2E 1020" means data bits 12
and 5 (bits 12 and 5 set) have failed in the lower 16 bits. The BIOS also sends the
bitmap to the port-80 LED display. It first displays the checkpoint code, followed by
a delay, the high-order byte, another delay, and then the loworder byte of the error.
It repeats this sequence continuously.
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Appendix C
Software Installation
After all the hardware has been installed, you must first configure the
Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA RAID Driver before you install the
Windows operating system. The necessary drivers are all included on
the Supermicro bootable CDs that came packaged with your motherboard.
(For Adaptec's SCSI Host RAID Utility, please refer to the CDs that came
with your motherboard.)
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Serial ATA (SATA)
Serial ATA (SATA) is a physical storage interface. It uses a single cable
with a minimum of four wires to create a point-to-point connection between
devices. SATA is a serial link which supports transfer rates from 150
MBps. Because the serial cables used in SATA are thinner than the traditional cables used in Parallel ATA (PATA), SATA systems have better airflow and can be installed in smaller chassis than Parallel ATA. In addition,
the cables used in PATA can only extend to 40cm long, while SATA cables
can extend up to one meter. Overall, SATA provides better functionality than
PATA.
Configuring BIOS settings for the SATA RAID Functions
1. Press the Del key during system bootup to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
Note: If it is the first time to power on the system, we recommend that
you load the Optimized Default Settings. If you have already done so,
please skip to Step 3.
2. Use the arrow keys to select the "Exit" Menu. Once in the "Exit" Menu,
scroll down the menu to select the item "Load Optimized Default Settings"
and press the Enter key. Select OK to confirm the selection. Press the
Enter key to load the default settings to the BIOS.
3. Use the arrow keys to select the "Main" Menu in BIOS.
4. Scroll down to the item "SATA RAID Enable", select Enabled and
press Enter.
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5. Tap the Esc key and scroll down to "Exit". Select "Save and Exit" from
the "Exit" menu. Press the Enter key to save the changes and exit the
BIOS.
6. Once you've exited the BIOS Utility, the system will re-boot.
7. During system startup, press the Ctrl and the A keys simultaneously
to run the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility when prompted by the message: "Press <Ctrl><A> for Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility".
Adaptec Embedded SATA with HostRAID Controller
Driver
Adaptec's Embedded Serial ATA RAID with HostRAID controller adds
RAID functionality to the Serial ATA I/O controller by supporting RAID 0
(Striping) or RAID 1 (Mirroring) to enhance the industry's pioneer PCI-toe host controller products. RAID striping (RAID 0) can greatly improve
hard disk I/O performance because of its capability in striping data
across multiple drives. RAID mirroring (RAID 1) allows the data to be
simultaneously written to two drives, so critical data is always available
even if one hard disk fails.
Due to this built-in functionality, your Supermicro motherboard is specially
designed to keep pace with the increasing performance demands of
today's computer systems by improving disk I/O throughput and providing
data accessibility regardless of a single disk failure. By incorporating
Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA into the motherboard design, Supermicro
offers the user the benefits of SATA RAID without the high costs associated with RAID hardware.
Note: For Adaptec's RAID Driver Installation Instructions, please refer to
the Adaptec RAID Controller User's Guide: "Emb_SA_RAID_UG.pdf",
which is located in the CD that came with this motherboard. You can
also download a copy of Adaptec's User's Guide from our website at
www.supermicro.com.
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Using the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility (ARC)
The Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility is an embedded BIOS Utility, including:
*Array Configuration Utility: Use this utility when you want to create,
configure and manage arrays.
*Disk Utilities: Use this option to format or verify disks.
To run the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility, you will need to enable the
RAID function in the system BIOS (refer to Chapter 7 for System BIOS
Configurations), and then press the Ctrl and A keys simultaneously
when prompted to do so during the system startup. (Refer to the previous page for detailed instructions.)
Note: To select an option, use the arrow keys to highlight the item and
then press the Enter key to select it. To return to the previous menu,
press the ESC key.
Using the Array Configuration Utility (ACU)
The Array Configuration Utility (ACU) enables you to create, manage, and
delete arrays from the controller’s BIOS, add and delete spare drives,
and initialize drives. During the system startup, press the Ctrl and A keys
simultaneously, and the main menu will appear.
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Managing Arrays
Select this option to view array properties and delete arrays. The following sections describe the operations Of "Managing Arrays".
To select this option, use the arrow keys and the Enter key to select
Managing Arrays from the main menu (as shown below).
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Viewing Array Properties
To view the properties of an existing array:
1. At the BIOS prompt, press Ctrl+A.
2. From the ARC menu, select Array Configuration Utility (ACU).
3. From the ACU menu, select Manage Arrays (as shown on the previous screen.)
4. From the List of Arrays dialog box, select the array you want to view
and press Enter.
The Array Properties dialog box appears, showing detailed
information on the array. The physical disks associated with the array
are displayed here.
5. Press Esc to return to the previous menu.
Deleting Arrays
Warning: Back up the data on an array before you delete it to prevent
the loss of data. Deleted arrays cannot be restored.
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access
the ARC utility.
2. From the ARC main menu, select Array Configuration Utility
(ACU).
3. From the ACU menu, select Manage Arrays.
4. Select the array you wish to delete and press Delete.
5. In the Array Properties dialog box, select Delete and press
Enter. The following prompt is displayed:
Warning!! Deleting the array will render array unusable. Do you
want to delete the array?(Yes/No):
RAID 1 only - the following prompt is also displayed:
Deleting the partition will result in data loss! Do you also want to
delete the partition? (Yes/No):
6. Press Yes to delete the array or partition or No to return to the
previous menu.
7. Press Esc to return to the previous menu.
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Creating Arrays
Before creating arrays, make sure the disks for the array are connected
and installed in your system. Note that disks with no usable space, or
disks that are un-initialized are shown in gray and cannot be used. See
Initializing Disk Drives.
To create an array
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access
the ARC utility.
2. From the ARC menu, select Array Configuration Utility Main Menu
(ACU) (as shown on the first screen on page B-4).
3. From the ACU menu select Create Array.
4. Select the disks for the new array and press Insert (as shown on the
the screen below).
Note: To deselect any disk, highlight the disk and press Delete.
5. Press Enter when both disks for the new array are selected. The
Array Properties menu displays (as the shown on the screen on the next
page).
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Assigning Array Properties
Once you've create a new array, you are ready to assign properties to
the array.
Caution: Once the array is created and its properties are assigned, you
cannot change the array properties using the ACU. You will need to use
the Adaptec Storage Manager - Browser Edition. (Refer to Adaptec's
User's Guide in the enclosed CD.)
To assign properties to the new array
1. In the Array Properties menu (as shown on the following screen),
select an array type and press Enter.
Note that only the available array types (RAID 0 and RAID 1) are displayed on the screen. (Using RAID 0 or RAID 1 requires two drives.)
2. Under the item "Arrays Label", type in a label and press Enter. The
label cannot be more than 15 characters.
3. For RAID 0, select the desired stripe size. (Available stripe sizes are
16, 32, and 64 KB - default. It is recommended that you do not change
the default setting.)
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4. The item "Create RAID via" allows you to select between the different methods of creating RAID 0 and RAID 1.
The following table gives examples of when each is appropriate.
Raid Level
RAID 0
RAID 0
RAID 1
Create Via
No Init
Migrate
(*Note)
Build1
RAID 1
Clear
RAID 1
Quick
RAID 1
Init
When Appropriate
Creating a RAID 0 on new drives
Creating a RAID 0 from one new drive and
one drive with data you wish to preserve
Any time you wish to create a RAID 1, but especially if
you have data on one drive that you wish to preserve
Creating a RAID 1 on new drives, or when you want to
ensure that the array contains no data after creation.
Fastest way to create a RAID 1.
Appropriate when using new drives
5. When finished, press Done (as shown on the following screen).
Note: If you select Migrate for RAID 0, or Build for RAID 1, you will be
asked to select the source drive. The contents of the source drive will be
preserved. However, the data on the new drive will be lost.
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Notes
1. Before adding a new drive to an array, back up any data contained on
the new drive. Otherwise, all data will be lost.
2. If you stop the build or clear process on a RAID 1 from ACU, you can
restart it by pressing Ctrl+R.
3. A RAID 1 created using the Quick Init option may return some data miscompares if you later run a consistency check. This is normal and is not a
cause for concern.
4. The ACU allows you to use drives of different sizes in a RAID. However,
during a build operation, only the smaller drive can be selected as the
source or first drive.
5. When migrating from single volume to RAID 0, migrating from a larger
drive to a smaller drive is allowed. However, the destination drive must be
at least half the capacity of the source drive.
6. Adaptec does not recommend that you migrate or build an array on
Windows dynamic disks (volumes), as it will result in data loss.
Warning: Do not interrupt the creation of RAID 0 using the Migrate option.
If you do, you will not be able to restart or to recover the data that was on
the source drive.
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Adding a Bootable Array
1. From the Main menu, select Manage Arrays.
2. From the list of arrays, select the array you want to make bootable and
press Ctrl+B.
3. Enter Y to create a bootable array when the following message is displayed: "This will make all other existing bootable array non-bootable. Do
you want to make this array bootable? (Yes/No):" A bootable array will
then be created. An asterisk will appear next to the bootable array.
Deleting a Bootable Array
To delete a bootable array
1. From the Main menu, select Manage Arrays.
2. From the List of Arrays, select the bootable array (*) you want to delete
and press Ctrl+B. (A bootable array is an array marked with an asterisk.)
3. Enter Y to delete a bootable array when the following message is displayed: "The array is already marked bootable. Do you want to make this
array as not bootable? (Yes/No):" The bootable array will then be deleted
and the asterisk will disappear.
Note: do not use the delete key to delete a bootable array.
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Adding/Deleting Hotspares
Note: In order to rebuild a RAID (RAID 0 or RAID 1), you need to add a new
HDD as a hotspare.
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A as prompted to access the ARC
Utility.
2. From the ARC menu, select Array Configuration Utility (ACU).
3. From the ACU menu, select Add/Delete Hotspares.
4. Use the up and down arrow keys to highlight and select the disk you
want to designate as a hotspare, and press Insert, then press Enter.
5. Select Yes when the following prompt is displayed:
"Do you want to create spare?" (Yes/No?)
The spare you have selected will appear in the Select Drive Menu.
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Initializing Disk Drives
If an installed disk does not appear in the disk selection list for creating a
new array or if it appears grayed out, you may have to initialize it before
you can use it as part of an array. Drives attached to the controller must
be initialized before they can be used in an array.
Caution: Initializing a disk overwrites the partition table on the disk and
makes any data on the disk inaccessible. If the drive is used in an array,
you may not be able to use the array again.
Do not initialize a disk that is part of a boot array. To determine which
disks are associated with a particular array, please refer to Viewing
Array Properties.
To initialize drives:
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access
the ARC utility.
2. From the ARC menu, select Array Configuration Utility (ACU) (as
shown on the screen below).
3. Select Initialize Drives.
4. Use the up and down arrow keys to highlight the disk you wish to
initialize and press Insert (as shown on the following screen).
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5. Repeat Step 4 so that both drives to be initialized are selected (as
shown on the following screen).
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6. Press Enter.
7. Read the warning message as shown on the screen below.
8. Make sure that you have selected the correct disk drives to initialize.
If correct, type Y to continue.
Rebuilding Arrays
Note 1: Rebuilding applies to Fault Tolerant arrays (RAID 1) only.
If an array build process (or initialization) is interrupted or critical with
one member missing, you must perform a rebuild to optimized its functionality. For a critical array rebuild operation, the optimal drive is the source
drive.
Note 2: If no spare array exists and a hard disk drive fails, you need to
create a spare before you can rebuild an array.
To Rebuild an array:
1. From the Main Menu, select Manage Arrays. From the list of arrays,
select the array you want to rebuild.
2. Press Ctrl+R to rebuild.
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Using the Disk Utilities
The Disk Utilities enable you to format or verify the media of your Serial
ATA hard disks.
To access the disk utilities:
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access
the ARC utility.
2. From the ARC menu, select Disk Utilities.
3. Select the desired disk and press Enter (as shown below.)
You can choose from the following options
1. Format Disk - Simulates a low-level format of the hard drive by writing
zeros to the entire disk. Serial ATA drives are low-level formatted at the
factory and do not need to be low-level formatted again.
Caution: Formatting destroys all data on the drive. Be sure to back up
your data before performing this operation.
2. Verify Disk Media - Scans the media of a disk drive for defects.
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To Exit Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility
1. Once you have completed RAID array configurations, press ESC to
exit. The following screen will appear.
2. Press Yes to exit the Utility.
For more information regarding the Adaptec RAID Utility, please
refer to Adaptec's User's Guide in the CD included in your shipping package. You can also download a copy of Adaptec User's
Guide from our web site at: www. supermicro.com.
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C-2 Installing Intel's ICH5R Driver by Adaptec and
Windows OS
1. Insert Supermicro's bootable CD that came with the package into the
CD Drive during the system reboot. The "Super Micro Driver Diskette
Maker" screen will appear.
2. Choose "Intel ICH5R Driver by 3rd Party (Adaptec)" from the items
listed and press Enter.
3. From the next screen displayed, choose the OS driver you want to
install and press Enter.
4. Insert a formatted diskette into drive A: and press Enter as prompted.
5. Exit the program after the process is completed. Then, reboot the
system.
6. Insert Microsoft Windows OS Setup CD in the CD Driver. The system
will boot up from the CD.
7. Press the F6 key when the message "Press F6 if you need to install a
third party SCSI or RAID driver" is displayed.
8. When the Windows OS Setup screen appears, press S to specify
additional device(s).
9. Insert the driver diskette labelled "Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA Raid
Controller Driver" into your floppy drive and press the Enter key.
10. Choose Adaptec Embedded Host Serial ATA Raid Controller
from the list indicated in the Windows OS Setup Screen and press the
Enter key.
11. Press the Enter key to continue the installation process. (If you need
to specify any additional devices to be installed, do so at this time.) Once
all devices are specified, press the Enter key to continue with the installation.
12. From the Windows OS Setup screen, press the Enter key. The OS
setup routine will automatically load all device files and continue the Windows OS installation.
13. After the Windows OS installation has completed, the system will
automatically reboot.
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Installing Other Drivers
After you've installed the Windows Operating System, a screen (as
shown in Figure B-1) will appear. You are now ready to install additional
software programs and drivers. To install these software programs and
drivers, click the icons to the right of these items.
Figure C-1. Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
Click the icons showing a hand writing on paper to view the readme files
for each item. Click the computer icons to the right of these items to install
each item (from top to the bottom) one at a time. After installing each
item, you must re-boot the system before moving on to the next
item on the list. You should install everything here except for the SUPER
Doctor utility, Intel LDCM and the LAN/SCSI driver diskettes, which are
optional. The bottom icon with a CD on it allows you to view the entire
contents of the CD.
Note: Please refer to the Adaptec User's Guide (included in the CD) for
installing the Adaptec SATA RAID Controller Driver. You can also download
a copy of the guide from our website.
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Supero Doctor III
The Supero Doctor III program is a web-based management tool that
offers both remote and local management tools. The local management
application is called SD III Client. The Supero Doctor III program included
on the CDROM that came with your motherboard allows you to monitor
the environment and operations of your system. Supero Doctor III displays crucial system information such as CPU temperature, system voltages and fan status. See Figures B-2 and B-3 for examples of the
Supero Doctor III interface.
Figure C-2. Supero Doctor III: Health Information Display
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Figure C-3. Supero Doctor III: Remote Control Display
Note: SD III Software Revision 1.0 can be downloaded from our Web site
at: ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/utility/Supero_Doctor_III/. You can also
download the SDIII User's Guide at: http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/Manuals/SDIII/UserGuide.pdf. For Linux, we recommend using Supero
Doctor II.
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Appendix D: System Specifications
Appendix D
System Specifications
Processors
Single or dual Intel ® Xeon TM 604-pin EM64T processors at a front side
(system) bus speed of 800 MHz
Note: Please refer to the support section of our web site for a complete listing of supported
processors. (http://www.supermicro.com)
Chipset
Intel E7525 chipset
BIOS
8 Mb Phoenix ® Flash ROM
Memory Capacity
Eight 184-pin DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of registered ECC
DDR333 or 32 GB of registered ECC DDR266 SDRAM
Note: Interleaved memory - requires memory to be installed two at a time. See the memory
section in Chapter 5 for details.
SCSI Controller
Adaptec AIC-7902 for dual channnel, Ultra320 onboard SCSI
SCSI SCA Backplane Controller
QLogic GEM318 controller for SAF-TE compliance
SCSI Drive Bays
Four (4) drive bays to house four (4) standard 1" 80-pin SCA SCSI drives
Peripheral Drive Bays
One (1) slim floppy drive
One (1) slim CD-ROM drive
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Expansion Slots (provided with riser cards)
CSE-RR1U-E16 Riser: fits into PCI-Express x16 slot, supports one
standard size PCI-Express x16 card
CSE-RR1U-XLP Riser: fits into PCI-X slot, supports one low profile
(half-height, half-length) PCI-X-133, 100 or 66 MHz card
Motherboard
Model: X6DAR-8G (Extended ATX form factor)
Dimensions: 12 x 13 in (305 x 330 mm)
Chassis
Model: SC813S-500 Form Factor: 1U rackmount
Dimensions: (WxHxD) 17.2 x 1.7 x 25.6 in. (437 x 44 x 650 mm)
Weight
Net (Bare Bone): 38 lbs. (17.3 kg.)
System Cooling
Two (2) 10-cm blower fans with fan speed control
System Input Requirements
AC Input Voltage: 100-240V AC auto-range
Rated Input Current: 10A max
Rated Input Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
Power Supply
Rated Output Power: 500W (Model# SP502-1S, Part# PWS-0048)
Rated Output Voltages: +3.3V (21A), +5V (30A), 12V ALL (39A), +5Vsb
(2.0A)
BTU Rating
2750 BTUs/hr (for rated output power of 500W)
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature: 10º to 35º C (50º to 95º F)
Non-operating Temperature: -40º to 70º C (-40º to 158º F)
Operating Relative Humidity: 5% to 90% (non-condensing)
Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
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Appendix D: System Specifications
Regulatory Compliance
Electromagnetic Emissions:
FCC Class B, EN 55022 Class B, EN 61000-3-2 & EN 61000-3-3,
CISPR 22 Class B
Electromagnetic Immunity:
EN 55024/CISPR 24, (EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4,
EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-8, EN 61000-4-11)
Safety:
EN 60950/IEC 60950-Compliant, UL Listed (USA), CUL Listed (Canada),
TUV Certified (Germany), CE Marking (Europe)
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