USER`S MANUAL
SUPER
SUPERSERVER 5025M-4+
SUPERSERVER 5025M-i+
USER’S MANUAL
1.0
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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 5025M4+/5025M-i+. Installation and maintainance should be performed by experienced
technicians only.
The SuperServer 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ is a high-end, dual Pentium processor
rackmount server based on the SC823S-550LP/SC823i-550LP 2U rackmount
server chassis and the PDSM4+/PDSME+ motherboard, which supports single
Intel PentiumD, Pentium4 or CeleronD type processors. Refer to the motherboard
specifications pages on our web site for updates on supported processors.
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 PDSM4+/PDSME+ motherboard
and the SC823S-550LP/SC823i-550LP chassis, which make up the SuperServer
5025M-4+/5025M-i+.
Chapter 2: Server Installation
This chapter describes the steps necessary to install the SuperServer 5025M4+/5025M-i+ 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 5025M-4+/5025M-i+.
Chapter 5: Advanced Motherboard Setup
Chapter 5 provides detailed information on the PDSM4+/PDSME+ motherboard,
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 motherboard.
Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
Refer to Chapter 6 for detailed information on the SC823S-550LP/SC823i-550LP
2U 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: Adaptec HostRAID Setup Guidelines
Appendix E: 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
Motherboard 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 Chassis Rails ...................................................................... 2-5
Installing the Rack Rails .......................................................................... 2-5
Installing the Server into the Rack ........................................................... 2-6
Installing the Server into a Telco Rack .................................................... 2-7
2-5
Checking the Motherboard Setup .................................................................. 2-8
2-6
Checking the Drive Bay Setup ....................................................................... 2-9
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 Motherboard Setup
5-1
Handling the Motherboard .............................................................................. 5-1
5-2
Motherboard Installation ................................................................................. 5-2
5-3
Connecting Cables ......................................................................................... 5-3
Connecting Data Cables .......................................................................... 5-3
Connecting Power Cables ....................................................................... 5-3
Connecting the Control Panel .................................................................. 5-3
5-4
I/O Ports ......................................................................................................... 5-4
5-5
Installling the Processor and Heatsink ........................................................... 5-5
5-6
Installing Memory ........................................................................................... 5-8
5-7
Adding PCI Add-On Cards ............................................................................. 5-9
5-8
Motherboard Details ..................................................................................... 5-10
PDSM4+/PDSME+ Layout .................................................................... 5-10
PDSM4+/PDSME+ Quick Reference .................................................... 5-11
5-9
Connector Definitions ................................................................................... 5-12
Main ATX Power Connector ................................................................... 5-12
Processor Power Connector .................................................................. 5-12
PW_ON Connector ................................................................................ 5-12
Reset Connector .................................................................................... 5-12
Overheat LED ........................................................................................ 5-13
NIC2 LED ............................................................................................... 5-13
NIC1 LED ............................................................................................... 5-13
IDE/SATA LED ........................................................................................ 5-13
Power On LED ....................................................................................... 5-14
NMI Button ............................................................................................. 5-14
Fan Headers .......................................................................................... 5-14
ATX PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse Ports ...................................................... 5-14
Chassis Intrusion .................................................................................... 5-15
Wake-On-LAN ........................................................................................ 5-15
Wake-On-Ring ........................................................................................ 5-15
LAN (Ethernet) Ports .............................................................................. 5-15
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Serial Ports ............................................................................................. 5-16
Power LED ............................................................................................. 5-16
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Ports/Headers ............................................ 5-16
5-10 Jumper Settings ............................................................................................ 5-17
Explanation of Jumpers ......................................................................... 5-17
CMOS Clear ........................................................................................... 5-17
Speaker Connector ................................................................................ 5-17
Watch Dog Enable/Disable .................................................................... 5-18
JLAN1/2 Enable/Disable ......................................................................... 5-18
SMBus to PCI ........................................................................................ 5-18
System Power Force On ........................................................................ 5-19
VGA Enable/Disable ............................................................................... 5-19
SCSI Controller Enable/Disable ............................................................. 5-19
SCSI Termination Enable/Disable .......................................................... 5-19
USB Wake-Up ........................................................................................ 5-20
Keyboard Wake-Up ................................................................................ 5-20
5-11 Onboard Indicators ....................................................................................... 5-20
LAN LEDs .............................................................................................. 5-20
5-12 Floppy, IDE, SCSI and SATA Drive Connections ......................................... 5-21
Floppy Connector ................................................................................... 5-21
IDE Connector ........................................................................................ 5-22
SATA Connectors ................................................................................... 5-22
SCSI Connector ..................................................................................... 5-23
Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
6-1
Static-Sensitive Devices ................................................................................. 6-1
6-2
Control Panel .................................................................................................. 6-3
6-3
System Fans ................................................................................................... 6-3
System Fan Failure .................................................................................. 6-3
Replacing System Cooling Fans .............................................................. 6-3
6-4
Drive Bay Installation/Removal ...................................................................... 6-4
Accessing the Drive Bays ........................................................................ 6-4
SCSI Drive Installation ............................................................................. 6-5
IDE Drive Installation ............................................................................... 6-8
Installing a Component in the 5 1/4" Drive Bay ...................................... 6-8
CD-ROM and Floppy Drive Installation .................................................... 6-9
6-5
Power Supply ............................................................................................... 6-10
Power Supply Failure ............................................................................. 6-10
Removing/Replacing the Power Supply ................................................. 6-10
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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 ......................................................................................................... 7-21
7-6
Boot .............................................................................................................. 7-22
7-7
Exit ................................................................................................................ 7-23
Appendices:
Appendix A: BIOS POST Messages ........................................................................ A-1
Appendix B: BIOS POST Codes .............................................................................. B-1
Appendix C: Software Installation ........................................................................... C-1
Appendix D: Adaptec HostRAID Setup Guidelines ................................................. D-1
Appendix E: System Specifications ......................................................................... E-1
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 1
Introduction
1-1
Overview
The Supermicro SuperServer 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ is a high-end, 2U rackmount
server that features some of the most advanced technology currently available.
The SuperServer 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ is comprised of two main subsystems: the
SC823S-550LP/SC823i-550LP 2U chassis and the PDSM4+/PDSME+ Pentium
processor motherboard. Please refer to our web site for information on operating
systems that have been certified for use with the SuperServer 5025M-4+/5025M-i+.
(www.supermicro.com)
In addition to the motherboard and chassis, various hardware components may have
been included with your SuperServer 5025M-4+/5025M-i+, as listed below:
One (1) 3.5" floppy drive [FPD-PNSC-02(01)]
One (1) slim CD-ROM drive [CDM-TEAC-24(B)]
Four (4) 8-cm chassis cooling fans (FAN-0070)
Rackmount hardware (with screws):
Two (2) rack rail assemblies
Six (6) brackets for mounting the rack rails to a rack/telco rack
SCSI Accessories (5025M-4+ only):
Six (6) SCA drive carriers [CSE-PT17(B)]
One (1) SCA SAF-TE compliant SCSI backplane (CSE-SCA-822S)
One (1) internal 68-pin Ultra320/160 SCSI cable (CBL-033L-U320)
SCSI Accessories (5025M-i+ only):
Two (2) hard drive carriers supporting up to 6 hard drives [CSE-PT18(B)]
One (1) SATA power cable (CBL-0082)
Four (4) SATA data cables (CBL-0044)
One (1) active heatsink, optional (SNK-P0015A4)
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Motherboard Features
At the heart of the SuperServer 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ lies the PDSM4+/PDSME+, a
single Intel Pentium processor motherboard based on the Intel® 3010 chipset and
designed to provide maximum performance. Below are the main features of the
PDSM4+/PDSME+. (See Figure 1-1 for a block diagram of the chipset.)
Processors
The PDSM4+/PDSME+ supports single a Intel E6000 & E4000 sequence, PentiumD (Dual-Core), Pentium4 Extreme Edition, Pentium 4, Pentium Extreme Edition
or CeleronD LGA775 processor at system bus speeds of 1066, 800 and 533 MHz.
Please refer to the motherboard specifications pages on our web site for updates
on supported processors.
Memory
The PDSM4+/PDSME+ has four 240-pin DIMM slots that can support up to 8 GB
of unbuffered ECC/non-ECC DDR2-667/533/400 SDRAM.
Onboard SCSI (5025M-4+ only)
Onboard SCSI is provided with an Adaptec AIC-7901 SCSI controller chip, which
supports dual channel, Ultra320 SCSI at a burst throughput rate of 320 MB/sec.
The PDSM4 provides two SCSI ports.
PCI Expansion Slots
The PDSM4+/PDSME+ has one PCI-Express x8 slot, one PCI-Express x4 slot, two
64-bit 133 MHz PCI-X slots and two 64-bit 100 MHz PCI slots (one functions as
a ZCR slot). The SC823 chassis accommodates up to seven low profile add-on
cards.
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Graphics Controller
The PDSM4+/PDSME+ features an integrated video controller based on the ES1000
graphics chip. The ES1000 was designed specifically for servers, featuring low
power consumption, high reliability and superior longevity.
Onboard Controllers/Ports
The PDSM4+/PDSME+ includes one floppy drive controller and one onboard
ATA100 IDE channel. Backpanel I/O ports include one COM port, two USB ports,
PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports, a video (monitor) port and dual Gigabit Ethernet
LAN ports. The PDSM4 also includes an external SCSI port.
Other Features
Other onboard features are included to promote system health. These include
various voltage monitors, a CPU temperature sensor, 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. Intel E7230 Chipset:
System Block Diagram
VRM V10.1
LGA775_PROCESSOR
VRM 10.1
CK410 CLK
DATA
CTRL
ADDR
FSB: 1066/800/533MHz
DATA
CTRL
ADDR
SCSI-7901
PCI-X BUS
2x PCIX_100
DIMM_CHA
DIMM_CHB
DDR2_667/533
E7230
(MUKILTEO)
MCH
PCI-X BUS
PXH
PCIE_x8
PCI-X BUS
DMI
PRI_IDE
2x PCIX 133
UDMA/100
PCIE_x4
ICH-7R
4 x SATA
PORTS
1_PCIE_x1
1_PCIE_x4
PCIE_x1
2XGb_LAN
S-ATA/300
PCI_32_BUS
ATI
ES1000
LPC
USB
USB 2.0/1.1
LPC
FWH
PORT_0~7
W83627EHF
LPC I/O
KB.
MS.
FDD.
IPMI I/F
SER.1
SER.2
PRN.
PCI 32 BUS
SUPER SLOT
Note: This is a general block diagram. Please see Chapter 5 for details.
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Server Chassis Features
The following is a general outline of the main features of the SC823S-550LP/
SC823i-550LP chassis.
System Power
When configured as the 5025M-4+/5025M-i+, the SC823S-550LP/SC823i-550LP
chassis includes a single 550W power supply.
SCSI Subsystem (5025M-4+ only)
The SCSI subsystem supports six 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 SC823S-550LP/SC823i-550LP 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 backplane of the SC823S-550LP/SC823i-550LP supports the use of up to
seven low-profile expansion cards and provides one COM port, one VGA port, two
USB ports, PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports and two Gb Ethernet (LAN) ports.
Cooling System
The SC823S-550LP/SC823i-550LP chassis' revolutionary cooling design that includes four 8-cm system cooling fans. The fans plug into chassis fan connectors
that are located behind the drive bays. A "Fan Speed Control Mode" setting in
BIOS allows the user to set the chassis fan speed [recommended setting is "4pin (Server)]". If any fan fails and the ambient air temperature inside the chassis
becomes too high, an overheat LED and alarm will be activated. The system also
includes an air shroud to maximize airflow efficiency.
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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
4F, No. 232-1, Liancheng Rd.
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei County
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 5025M4+/5025M-i+ 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 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ system has come
to you with the processors and memory preinstalled. If your system is not already
fully integrated with a motherboard, 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 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ 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 5025M4+/5025M-i+. It should be situated in a clean, dust-free area that is well ventilated.
Avoid areas where heat, electrical noise and electromagnetic fields are generated.
You will also need it placed near a grounded power outlet. Read the Rack and
Server Precautions in the next section.
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Preparing for Setup
The box the SuperServer 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ 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.
- This product is for installation only in a Restricted Access Location (dedicated
equipment rooms, service closets and the like).
!
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 5025M-4+/5025M-i+
into a rack unit. If the 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ 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. The following is a guideline for installing the 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ into a rack with the rack
rails provided. 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 5025M4+/5025M-i+. Each of these assemblies consist of three sections: an inner fixed
chassis rail that secures to the 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ (A) and an outer fixed rack rail
that secures directly to the rack itself (B). A sliding rail guide sandwiched between
the two should remain attached to the fixed rack rail. (See Figure 2-1.) The A and
B rails must be detached from each other to install.
To remove the fixed chassis rail (A), pull it out as far as possible - you should hear
a "click" sound as a locking tab emerges from inside the rail assembly and locks
the inner rail. Then depress the locking tab to pull the inner rail completely out.
Do this for both the left and right side rack rail assemblies.
Figure 2-1. Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails
B
A
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Installing the Chassis Rails
Position one of the fixed chassis rail sections you just removed along the side of the
5025M-4+/5025M-i+. Note that these two rails are left/right specific. Slide the rail
toward the front of the chassis (see arrows in Figure 2-2) until you hear them click
into place with the retention hooks on the chassis. The screw holes should now be
aligned - screw the rail securely to the side of the chassis (see Figure 2-2).
Repeat this procedure for the other rail on the other side of the chassis. You will
also need to attach the rail brackets when installng into a telco rack.
Locking Tabs: As you have seen, 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 Chassis Rails
Installing the Rack Rails
Determine where you want to place the SuperServer 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ in the
rack. (See Rack and Server Precautions in Section 2-3.) Position the fixed rack
rail/sliding rail guide assemblies at the desired location in the rack, keeping the
sliding rail guide facing the inside of the rack. Screw the assembly securely to the
rack using the brackets provided. Attach the other assembly to the other side of
the rack, making sure both are at the exact same height and with the rail guides
facing inward.
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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 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ 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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2-5 Checking the Motherboard Setup
After you install the 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ in the rack, you will need to open the unit
to make sure the motherboard is properly installed and all the connections have
been made.
1. Accessing the inside of the system (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 system board. The
processor needs a heatsink installed. See Chapter 5 for instructions on processor
and heatsink installation.
3. Check the system memory
Your 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ 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.
4. 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.
5. Check all cable connections and airflow
Make sure all power and data cables are properly connected and not blocking the
chassis airflow. Also make sure that no cables are positioned in front of the fans.
See Chapter 5 for details on cable connections.
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Figure 2-5. Accessing the Inside of the System
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Checking the Drive Bay Setup
Next, you should check to make sure the peripheral drives and the SCSI/IDE drives
and SCA backplane (5025M-4+ only) 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/IDE
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.
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3. Check the SCSI/IDE disk drives
Depending upon your system's configuration, your system may have one or
more drives already installed. If you need to install SCSI/IDE drives, please
refer to Chapter 6.
4. Check the airflow
Airflow is provided by four 8-cm 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. An air shroud is
included to maximize the airflow.
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 control panel as well as others on the SCSI drive
carriers and the motherboard 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.
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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.
RESET: Use the reset button to reboot the system.
POWER: This is the main power button, which is used to apply or turn off
the main system power. Turning off system power with this button removes the
main power but keeps standby power supplied to the system.
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Control Panel LEDs
The control panel located on the front of the SC823S-550LP/SC823i-550LP 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.
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.
NIC2
NIC2: Indicates network activity on JLAN2 when flashing.
NIC1
NIC1: Indicates network activity on JLAN1 when flashing.
HDD: Indicates IDE channel activity. On the SuperServer 5025M-4+, this
LED indicates CD-ROM drive activity when flashing.
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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
The 5025M-4+ has six SCSI drive bays. Each SCSI drive carrier has two LEDs.
Green: When illuminated, the green LED on the front of the SCSI drive carrier indicates drive activity. A connection to the SCSI SCA backplane enables this
LED to blink on and off when that particular drive is being accessed.
Red: The SAF-TE compliant backplane activates the red LED to indicate 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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Chapter 4: System Safety
Chapter 4
System Safety
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Electrical Safety Precautions
!
Basic electrical safety precautions should be followed to protect yourself from harm
and the SuperServer 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ from damage:
Be aware of the locations of the power on/off switch on the chassis as well
as the room's emergency power-off switch, disconnection switch or electrical
outlet. If an electrical accident occurs, you can then quickly remove power from
the system.
Do not work alone when working with high voltage components.
Power should always be disconnected from the system when removing or
installing main system components, such as the motherboard, memory modules
and the CD-ROM and floppy drives. When disconnecting power, you should first
power down the system with the operating system and then unplug the power
cord from the server's power supply.
When working around exposed electrical circuits, another person who is
familiar with the power-off controls should be nearby to switch off the power if
necessary.
Use only one hand when working with powered-on electrical equipment. This
is to avoid making a complete circuit, which will cause electrical shock. Use
extreme caution when using metal tools, which can easily damage any electrical
components or circuit boards they come into contact with.
Do not use mats designed to decrease electrostatic discharge as protection
from electrical shock. Instead, use rubber mats that have been specifically
designed as electrical insulators.
The power supply power cord must include a grounding plug and must be
plugged into grounded electrical outlets.
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Motherboard Battery: CAUTION - There is a danger of explosion if the
onboard battery is installed upside down, which will reverse its polarities (see
Figure 4-1). This battery must be replaced only with the same or an equivalent
type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according
to the manufacturer's instructions.
CD-ROM Laser: CAUTION - this server may have come equipped with a
CD-ROM drive. To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam and hazardous
radiation exposure, do not open the enclosure or use the unit in any
unconventional way.
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General Safety Precautions
!
Follow these rules to ensure general safety:
Keep the area around the SuperServer 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ clean and free
of clutter.
The SuperServer 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ weighs approximately 44/43 lbs 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.
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.
While working on the system, do not wear loose clothing such as neckties
and unbuttoned shirt sleeves, which can come into contact with electrical circuits
or be pulled into a cooling fan.
Remove any jewelry or metal objects from your body, which are excellent
metal conductors that can create short circuits and harm you if they come into
contact with printed circuit boards or areas where power is present.
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:
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
Keep all components and printed circuit boards (PCBs) in their antistatic
bags until ready for use.
Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the antistatic
bag.
Do not let components or PCBs come into contact with your clothing, which
may retain a charge even if you are wearing a wrist strap.
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral
chips, memory modules or contacts.
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
Put the motherboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when
not in use.
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the motherboard.
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Operating Precautions
!
Care must be taken to assure that the chassis cover is in place when the
5025M-4+/5025M-i+ is operating to assure proper cooling. Out of warranty
damage to the 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ system can occur if this practice is not strictly
followed.
Figure 4-1. Installing the Onboard Battery
LITHIUM BATTERY
LITHIUM BATTERY
OR
BATTERY HOLDER
BATTERY HOLDER
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Chapter 5
Advanced Motherboard Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install the PDSM4+/PDSME+ motherboard into the SC823S-550LP/SC823i-550LP chassis, connect the data and power
cables and install add-on cards. All motherboard jumpers and connections are also
described. A layout and quick reference chart are included in this chapter for your
reference. Remember to completely close the chassis when you have finished
working with the motherboard to better cool and protect the system.
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Handling the Motherboard
Electric-static discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent
damage to any printed circuit boards (PCBs), it is important to handle them very
carefully (see previous chapter). To prevent the P8SC8 motherboard 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 electric
static discharge.
Precautions
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent Electric Static Discharge
(ESD).
•
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 motherboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic bags
when not in use.
•
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the motherboard.
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Unpacking
The motherboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid electrical static discharge. When unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static
protected.
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Motherboard Installation
This section explains the first step of physically mounting the PDSM4+/PDSME+
into the SC823S-550LP/SC823i-550LP chassis. Following the steps in the order
given will eliminate the most common problems encountered in such an installation.
To remove the motherboard, follow the procedure in reverse order.
1. Accessing the inside of the system
Remove the screws from the back lip of the top cover of the chassis, then pull the
cover off.
2. Check compatibility of motherboard ports and I/O shield
The PDSM4+/PDSME+ requires a chassis big enough to support a 12" x 9.6" motherboard, such as Supermicro's SC823S-550LP/SC823i-550LP. Make sure that the
I/O ports on the motherboard align properly with their respective holes in the I/O
shield at the back of the chassis.
3. Mounting the motherboard onto the motherboard tray
Carefully mount the motherboard to the motherboard tray by aligning the board holes
with the raised metal standoffs that are visible in the chassis. Insert screws into all
the mounting holes on your motherboard that line up with the standoffs and tighten
until snug (if you screw them in too tight, you might strip the threads). Metal screws
provide an electrical contact to the motherboard ground to provide a continuous
ground for the system. Finish by replacing the top cover of the chassis.
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Connecting Cables
Now that the motherboard is installed, the next step is to connect the cables to
the board. 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 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). The following data
cables (with their locations noted) should be connected. (See the layout on page
5-9 for connector locations.)
5025M-4+: SCSI drive cable (JA1)
5025M-i+: SATA drive cables (SATA#0-3)
Control Panel cable (JF1)
Floppy cable (J27)
CD-ROM drive cable (J3)
Connecting Power Cables
The PDSM4+/PDSME+ has a 24-pin primary power supply connector (JPW1) for
connection to the ATX power supply. In addition, there is an 8-pin processor power
connector (JPW2) that also must be connected to your power supply. See Section
5-9 for power connector pin definitions.
Connecting the Control Panel
JF1 contains header pins for various front control panel connectors. See Figure 5-1
for the pin locations of the various front control panel buttons and LED indicators.
All JF1 wires have been bundled into a single ribbon cable to simplify this connection. Make sure the red wire plugs into pin 1 as marked on the board. The other
end connects to the Control Panel PCB board, located just behind the system status
LEDs on the chassis. See Chapter 5 for details and pin descriptions.
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Figure 5-1. Control Panel Header Pins
20
19
Ground
NMI
x (Key)
x (Key)
Power On LED
Vcc 5V Stby
IDE/SATA LED
Vcc 3V
NIC1 LED
Vcc 3V Stby
NIC2 LED
Vcc 3V Stby
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc 3V
Reserved
Reserved
Ground
Reset (Button)
Ground
Power (Button)
2
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1
I/O Ports
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC 99 specification. See
Figure 5-2 below for the locations of the various I/O ports.
Figure 5-2. I/O Ports
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Installing the Processor and Heatsink
Avoid placing direct pressure to the top of the processor
!
package. Always remove the power cord first before adding,
removing or changing any hardware components.
The PDSM4+/PDSME+ has a single LGA775 socket that supports Intel E6000 &
E4000 sequence, PentiumD, Pentium4 or CeleronD processors. Intel's boxed CPU
package contains a CPU fan and heatsink assembly. If you buy a CPU separately,
make sure that you use a Intel-certified multi-directional heatsink and fan only. The
Intel Pentium 4 LGA 775 heatsink and fan comes with a push-pin design and no
tool is needed for installation.
CPU socket (with load plate)
Step 1
1. Press the socket lever to release the
load plate that covers the CPU socket
from its locking position.
Socket Lever
Load Plate
Step 2a
2. Carefully lift the socket lever up to
open the load plate.
Step 2b
Load Plate
North Key
Step 3
3. Locate Pin 1 on the CPU socket. (Pin
1 is closest to the notched corner of the
housing.) Please note that a North key
and a South key (notches) are located
at opposite sides of the CPU housing.
Pin 1
Notched
corner
South Key
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4. Use your thumb and index finger to
North Center Edge
Step 4
hold the CPU at the north center and
south center edges of the CPU.
5. Align Pin 1 of the CPU with Pin 1
of the socket. Once aligned, carefully
lower the CPU straight down and into
the socket. Do not drop the CPU on
the socket.
South Center Edge
Do not move the CPU
horizontally or vertically.
Do not rub
Steps 5 & 6
the CPU against the surface of the
socket or against any pins of the socket,
which may damage the CPU and/or
the socket.
Socket Lever
6. With the CPU inside the socket,
inspect the four corners of the CPU
to make sure that the CPU is properly
installed.
CPU in the socket
Step 7
7. Use your thumb to gently press the
lever down and lock it in the hook.
8. If the CPU is properly installed into
the socket, the black plastic cover will
be automatically released from the load
plate when the lever is pushed into
the hook. Remove the cover from the
motherboard.
Note: Keep the plastic cap. If you need
to ship the motherboard, the CPU must
have the plastic cap properly installed
to protect the CPU pins. Shipping
without the CPU plastic cap properly
installed will void the warranty.
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Step 8
Plastic cap is released from
the load plate when the CPU is
properly installed.
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Installing the Heatsink
1. Locate the "FAN5" header on the
motherboard.
2. Position the heatsink in such a way
that the heatsink fan wires are closely
routed to the CPU fan and do not interfere with other components.
Note: not all steps are pictured.
3. Inspect the CPU fan wires to make
sure that the wires are routed through
the bottom of the heatsink.
Step 5
4. Remove the thin layer of the protective film from the copper core of the
heatsink. Warning: the CPU may
overheat if the protective film is not
removed from the heatsink.
5. Apply the proper amount of thermal
grease on the CPU. (If your heatsink
came with a thermal pad, please ignore
this step.)
Thermal Grease
Step 6
6. If necessary, rearrange the wires
so that they are not pinched between
the heatsink and the CPU. Also make
sure there is clearance between the fan
wires and the fins of the heatsink.
Heatsink Fins
Step 7
7. Align the four heatsink fasteners
with the mounting holes on the motherboard. Gently push diagonal pairs
of fasteners (#1 & #2 and #3 & #4)
into the mounting holes until you hear
a click. Orient each fastener so that
the narrow end of the groove points
outward.
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#1
#3
#4
#2
Narrow end of the groove
points outward
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Installing Memory
CAUTION! Exercise extreme care when installing or removing
!
DIMM modules to prevent any possible damage.
Memory support
The PDSM4+/PDSME+ supports dual-channel, unbuffered ECC
or non-ECC
DDR2-667/533/400 SDRAM. Both interleaved and non-interleaved memory configurations are supported, so you may populate any number of DIMM slots. Populating both slots of a bank (DIMM#1A and DIMM#1B and/or DIMM#2A and DIMM#2B)
with DIMMs of the same size, type and speed will result in dual-channel, interleaved
memory, which is faster than single-channel, non-interleaved memory. Note than
when ECC memory is used, it may take 25-40 seconds for the VGA to display.
Notes:
1. Due to a chipset limitation, 8GB of memory can only be supported by the following operating systems:
32-Bit: Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise
Edition
64-Bit: Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition, Windows XP Professional
x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition
2. You may install 2GB DIMMs in each slot; however, only DDR2-533 2GB DIMMs
are available for this configuration.
3. Some older versions of DDR2-667 may not match Intel's ODT (On-Die-Temperature) requirement and will be automatically down-graded to run at 533 MHz. If this
occurs, contact your memory vendor to check the ODT value.
Installing memory modules
Insert each memory module vertically, paying attention to the notches along the
bottom of the module to prevent inserting it incorrectly. Gently press down on the
DIMM module until it snaps into place in the slot (see Figure 5-3).
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Figure 5-3. DIMM Installation
Notch
Release
Tab
Notch
Note: Notches
should align
with their
receptive points
on the slot
Release
Tab
To Install: Insert module vertically and press down until it snaps into place. Pay attention to the bottom
notches.
To Remove: Use your thumbs to gently push each release tab outward to free the DIMM from the
slot.
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Adding PCI Add-On Cards
The SC823S-550LP/SC823i-550LP chassis can accommodate three standard size
(full height, full length) PCI expansion slots on the PDSM4+/PDSME+. To install an
add-on card, begin by removing the PCI slot shield for the slot you wish to populate.
Fully seat the card into the card slot on the motherboard, pushing down with your
thumbs evenly on both sides of the card. Finish by using a screw to secure the top
of the card shield to the backpanel of the chassis. The PCI slot shields protect the
motherboard and its components from EMI and aid in proper ventilation, so make
sure there is always a shield covering each unused PCI-E/PCI-X slot.
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Motherboard Details
Figure 5-4. PDSM4+/PDSME+ Layout
(not drawn to scale)
Floppy
JPW2
JPW1
J27
COM2
DIMM2A (Black)
USB1/2
FAN2
JPWAKE
KB/MS
DIMM1B (Blue)
JPUSB1
COM1
DIMM2A (Black)
DIMM1A (Blue)
JL1
CPU FAN6
VGA
PentiumD
JLAN1
North Bridge
FAN1
LGA775
JF1
FAN3
JLAN2
FAN5
Slot7: LP IPMI
PDSM4+
JWD
JPF
JLED
Slot 6: PCI-X 133 MHz
LE4
JWOR
LE3
Slot 4: PCI-E x4
JPL1
JPL2
JBT1
PXH
ES
1000
D25
ICH7R
LE1
SATA0 SATA2
SATA1 SATA3
Battery
WOL
Speaker
JPA1
SCSI
SUPER
Slot 5: PCI-X 133 MHz
JPG1
Slot 2: PCI-X 100 MHz (ZCR)
BIOS
IDE
JP5
JP6
USB3/4
J9
Slot 1: PCI-X 100 MHz
SIM 1U
AIC-7901
JA1
JPUSB2
JPA2
FAN4
Notes: Jumpers not indicated are for test purposes only. The SCSI connectors,
jumpers and components are not included on the PDSME+.
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PDSM4+/PDSME+ Quick Reference
Jumpers
Description
Default Setting
J9
Int./Ext. Speaker
Pins 3-4 (Internal Spkr)
JBT1
CMOS Clear
See Section 5-10
JP5/JP6
JPA1*
SMB to PCI Slots
SCSI Channel Enable
Both Open (Disabled)
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPA2*
SCSI Channel Termination
Open (Enabled)
JPF
Power Force-On
Open (Disabled)
JPG1
VGA Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPL1/JPL2
JPUSB1
JPUSB2
JPWAKE
JWD
Gb LAN1/2 Ports En/Disable
USB1/2 Ports Wake-Up
USB2/3 Headers Wake-Up
Keyboard/Mouse Wake-up
Watch Dog Enable
Pins
Pins
Pins
Pins
Pins
Connectors
Description
COM1/COM2
Fans 1-5
J3
J27
JA1*
JF1
JL1
JLAN1/JLAN2
JLED
JPW1
JPW2
JWOR
KB/MS
SIM 1U
SATA 0-3
Speaker
USB1/2
USB3/4
VGA
WOL
COM1 Port and COM2 Header
CPU and System Fan Headers
IDE Connector
Floppy Disk Connector
SCSI Connector
Front Panel Control Header
Chassis Intrusion Header
Ethernet RJ45 (Gb LAN) Ports
PWR LED
ATX 24-Pin Power Connector
12V 8-pin Processor Power Connector
Wake-On-Ring Header
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Ports
IPMI Slot
Serial ATA Headers
Onboard Speaker (Buzzer)
USB (Universal Serial Bus) Ports 1/2
USB3/4 Headers
VGA Connector
Wake-On-LAN Header
Onboard Indicator
Description
LE 1
LE3/LE4
Onboard +5V Standby PWR warning LED Indicator
BIOS POST Code Indicators (See Appendix A)
*PDSM4+ only
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1-2
2-3
2-3
2-3
1-2
(Enabled)
(Disabled)
(Disabled)
(Disabled)
(Reset)
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Connector
Definitions
ATX Power 24-pin Connector
Pin Definitions (JPW1)
Pin#
Definition
13
+3.3V
1
+3.3V
14
-12V
2
+3.3V
15
COM
3
COM
The primary power supply connector
16
PS_ON
4
+5V
(JPW1) meets the SSI (Superset ATX)
17
COM
5
COM
24-pin specification. Refer to the table
on the right for the pin definitions of
18
COM
6
+5V
19
COM
7
COM
the ATX 24-pin power connector. You
20
Res (NC)
8
PWR_OK
must also connect the 8-pin (JPW2)
processor power connector to your
21
+5V
9
5VSB
22
+5V
10
+12V
power supply (see below).
23
+5V
11
+12V
24
COM
12
+3.3V
Main ATX Power Supply
Connector
Processor Power Connector
JPW2 must also be connected to the
power supply to provide power for the
processor. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
PW_ON Connector
Pin #
Definition
+12V 8-pin Power
Pin Definitions (JPW2)
Pins
Definition
1-4
Ground
5-8
+12V
Required Connection
Power Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The PW_ON connector is on pins 1
and 2 of JF1. This header should
be connected to the chassis power
button. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Reset Connector
Pin#
Definition
1
PW_ON
2
Ground
Reset Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The reset connector is located on pins
3 and 4 of JF1 and attaches to the
reset switch on the computer chassis. See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
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Pin#
Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
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Overheat LED (OH)
OH/Fan Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Connect an LED to the OH connection
Pin#
Definition
on pins 7 and 8 of JF1 to provide ad-
7
Vcc
vanced warning of chassis overheating. Refer to the table on the right for
8
Ground
pin definitions.
NIC2 (JLAN2) LED
NIC2 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The LED connections for JLAN2 are
on pins 9 and 10 of JF1. Attach an
LED cable to display network activity. See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
NIC1 (JLAN1) LED
Pin#
Definition
9
Vcc
10
Ground
NIC1 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The LED connections for JLAN1 are
on pins 11 and 12 of JF1. Attach an
LED cable to display network activity. See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
IDE/SATA LED
Pin#
Definition
11
Vcc
12
Ground
IDE/SATA LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The IDE/SATA LED connection is located on pins 13 and 14 of JF1. This
LED is used to display all IDE and
SATA activity. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
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Pin#
Definition
13
Vcc
14
HD Active
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Power On LED
Power LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power On LED connector is lo-
Pin#
Definition
cated on pins 15 and 16 of JF1 (use
15
5V Stby
JLED for a 3-pin connector). This
connection is used to provide LED
16
Control
indication of power being supplied to
the system. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
NMI Button
NMI Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
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.
Pin#
Definition
19
Control
20
Ground
Fan Headers
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
(FAN1-5)
There are five fan headers on the
motherboard, which are designated
CPU_FAN1 through FAN5. Connect
the fan on your CPU heatsink to the
CPU_FAN1 header. See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground (Black)
2
+12V (Red)
3
Tachometer
4
PWM Control
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and
PS/2 Mouse Ports
PS/2 Keyboard and
Mouse Port Pin
Definitions (KB/MS)
The ATX PS/2 keyboard and the
PS/2 mouse are located on J28. The
mouse port is above the keyboard
port. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
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Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
NC
3
Ground
4
VCC
5
Clock
6
NC
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Chassis Intrusion
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions (JL1)
The Chassis Intrusion header is des-
Pin#
Definition
ignated JL1. See the board layout for
1
Intrusion Input
the location of JL1 and the table on
the right for pin definitions.
2
Ground
Wake-On-LAN
Wake-On-LAN
Pin Definitions (WOL)
The Wake-On-LAN header is designated WOL on the motherboard. See
the table on the right for pin definitions. You must also have a LAN card
with a Wake-On-LAN connector and
cable to use this feature.
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V Standby
2
Ground
3
Wake-up
Wake-On-Ring
Wake-On-Ring
Pin Definitions
(JWOR)
The Wake-On-Ring header is designated
JWOR. This function allows your computer
to receive and be "awakened" by an incoming call when in the suspend state. See the
table on the right for pin definitions. You
must also have a WOR card and cable to
use this feature.
JLAN1/2 (Ethernet Ports)
Two Ethernet ports (designated JLAN1
and JLAN2) are located beside the COM
port on the I/O backplane. These ports
accept RJ45 type cables.
5-15
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground (Black)
2
Wake-up
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Serial Ports
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM1, COM2)
Two serial ports are included on the
Pin #
Definition
motherboard. COM1 is a backpanel
1
DCD
6
DSR
port and COM2 is a header located
near the floppy drive connector. See
2
RXD
7
RTS
3
TXD
8
CTS
the table on the right for pin defini-
4
DTR
9
RI
tions.
5
Ground
10
NC
Power LED
Pin #
Definition
Power LED
Pin Definitions
(JLED)
The Power LED header is located on
JLED. This header provides LED indication of power being supplied to the
system. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Pin#
Definition
1
Anode
2
Key
3
Cathode
Universal Serial Bus
Pin Definitions (USB)
There two Universal Serial Bus ports
located on the I/O panel and two USB
headers located on the motherboard.
The headers can be used to provide
front side USB access (cables not
included). See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
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USB1/2
Pin #
Definition
USB3/4
Pin #
Definition
1
+5V
1
+5V
2
PO-
2
PO-
3
PO+
3
PO+
4
Ground
4
Ground
5
N/A
5
Key
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5-10 Jumper Settings
Explanation of
Jumpers
To modify the operation of the mother-
3
2
1
3
2
1
Connector
Pins
board, jumpers can be used to choose
between optional settings. Jumpers
create shorts between two pins to
Jumper
change the function of the connector.
Pin 1 is identified with a square solder
pad on the printed circuit board. See
the motherboard layout pages for
jumper locations.
Setting
Note: On a two-pin jumper, "Closed"
means the jumper is on both pins and
"Open" means the jumper is either on
only one pin or completely removed.
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.
Speaker Connector
Speaker Jumper
Pin Definitions (J9)
To use the internal (onboard) speaker,
place a jumper on pins 3-4 of J9. If
you wish to use an external speaker,
connect the speaker header to all four
pins of J9.
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Setting
Definition
Jump pins 3-4
Internal Speaker
Connect to 1-4
External Speaker
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Watch Dog Enable/Disable
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings (JWD)
JWD enables the Watch Dog function,
Jumper Setting
a system monitor that takes action
Pins 1-2
Reset
when a software application freezes
the system. Jumping pins 1-2 will
Pins 2-3
NMI
Open
Disabled
Definition
have WD reboot the system if a pro-
Note: when Watch Dog is enabled, the user must
gram freezes. Jumping pins 2-3 will
write their own application software to disable the
generate a non-maskable interrupt for
Watch Dog Timer.
the program that has frozen. See the
table on the right for jumper settings.
Watch Dog must also be enabled in
BIOS.
JLAN1/2 Enable/Disable
JLAN1/2 Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPL1/JPL2)
Change the setting of jumper JPL1 or
JPL2 to enable or disable the JLAN1
or JLAN2 ports, respectively. See the
table on the right for jumper settings.
The default setting is enabled.
SMBus to PCI
Jumpers JP5 and JP6 allow you to
connect PCI/PCI-X slots to the System Management Bus. The default
setting is “Open” to disable the connection. See the table on the right for
jumper settings.
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Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
SMBus to PCI
Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JP5/JP6)
Jumper Setting
Definition
Closed
Enabled
Open
Disabled
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System Power Force On
Jumper JPF allows you to enable or
System Power Force On
Jumper Settings
(JPF)
disable the Force-Power-On function.
Jumper Setting
Definition
If enabled, system power will always
stay on. If disabled (the normal set-
Closed
Force On
Open
Disabled
ting), the user needs to press the power
button to power on the system.
VGA Enable/Disable
VGA Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPG1)
JPG1 allows you to enable or disable
the VGA port. The default position is
on pins 1 and 2 to enable VGA. See
the table on the right for jumper settings.
SCSI Controller Enable/
Disable (5025M-4+ only)
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
SCSI Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPA1)
Jumper JPA1 is used to enable or disable the LSI SCSI controller. The default setting is on pins 1-2 to enable
SCSI. See the table on the right for
jumper settings.
SCSI Termination Enable/
Disable (5025M-4+ only)
Both Jumpers
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
SCSI Term. Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPA2)
Jumper JPA2 is used to enable or disable termination for the SCSI connector. The default setting is open to enable termination. See the table on the
right for jumper settings.
Note: In order for the SCSI drives to
function properly, please do not change
the default setting (enabled) set by the
manufacturer.)
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Jumper Setting
Definition
Open
Enabled
Closed
Disabled
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USB Wake-Up
USB Wake-Up
Jumper Settings
(JPUSB1/2)
JPUSB1 and JPUSB2 are used to enable or disable USB Wake-Up, which
Jumper Setting
allows you to wakeup the system by
depressing a key on the keyboard or
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
Definition
by clicking the mouse when either is
connected to a USB port. The JPUSB
Note: The default jumper setting is
jumpers are used together with the
"Disabled". However, when the "USB
USB Wake-Up function in the BIOS.
Enable both the jumpers and the
Wake-Up" function is enabled in
BIOS setting to allow the system to
"wake-up via a USB device". See the
table on the right for jumper settings
and jumper connections. JPUSB1
is for USB1/2 and JPUSB2 is for the
USB3/4 headers.
enabled via the JPUSB jumper, please
BIOS and the desired USB ports are
be sure to remove all USB devices
from the USB ports whose USB jumpers are set to "Disabled" before the
system goes into standby mode.
Keyboard Wake-Up
Keyboard Wake-Up
Jumper Settings
(JPWAKE)
The JPWAKE jumper is used to allow the system to be woken up by
depressing a key on the keyboard
from an S1 or S3 state in Windows
OS. See the table on the right for
jumper settings. Your power supply
must meet ATX specification 2.01 or
higher and supply 720 mA of standby
power to use this feature.
5-11 Onboard Indicators
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Disabled
Pins 2-3
Enabled
JLAN Left LED
(Connection Speed Indicator)
LAN LEDs
The Ethernet port has two LEDs. The
yellow (right) LED indicates activity while the left LED may be green,
amber or off to indicate the speed of
the connection. See the table on the
right for the functions associated with
the left (activity speed) LED.
5-20
LED Color
Definition
Off
10 MHz
Green
100 MHz
Amber
1 GHz
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5-12 Floppy, IDE, SCSI and SATA Drive Connections
Use the following information to connect the IDE hard disk drive cables.
•
A red mark on a wire typically designates the location of pin 1.
•
The 80-wire ATA100/66 IDE hard disk drive cable that came with your system
has two connectors to support two drives. This special cable should be used
to take advantage of the speed this new technology offers. The blue connector
connects to the onboard IDE connector interface and the other connector(s) to
your hard drive(s). Consult the documentation that came with your disk drive
for details on actual jumper locations and settings for the hard disk drive.
Floppy Connector
The floppy connector is located behind the mouse/keyboard
ports. See the table at right for
pin definitions.
Floppy Drive Connector
Pin Definitions (J27)
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
FDHDIN
3
Ground
4
Reserved
5
Key
6
FDEDIN
7
Ground
8
Index
9
Ground
10
Motor Enable
11
Ground
12
Drive Select B
13
Ground
14
Drive Select B
15
Ground
16
Motor Enable
17
Ground
18
DIR
19
Ground
20
STEP
21
Ground
22
Write Data
23
Ground
24
Write Gate
25
Ground
26
Track 00
27
Ground
28
Write Protect
29
Ground
30
Read Data
31
Ground
32
Side 1 Select
33
Ground
34
Diskette
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Definition
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IDE Connector
IDE Drive Connectors
Pin Definitions (J3)
There are no jumpers to configure
Pin#
Definition
Pin #
Definition
the onboard IDE interface.
See
1
Reset IDE
2
Ground
the table below for pin definitions.
3
Host Data 7
4
Host Data 8
5
Host Data 6
6
Host Data 9
7
Host Data 5
8
Host Data 10
9
Host Data 4
10
Host Data 11
11
Host Data 3
12
Host Data 12
13
Host Data 2
14
Host Data 13
15
Host Data 1
16
Host Data 14
17
Host Data 0
18
Host Data 15
19
Ground
20
Key
21
DRQ3
22
Ground
23
I/O Write
24
Ground
25
I/O Read
26
Ground
27
IOCHRDY
28
BALE
29
DACK3
30
Ground
31
IRQ14
32
IOCS16
33
Addr1
34
Ground
35
Addr0
36
Addr2
37
Chip Select 0
38
Chip Select 1
39
Activity
40
Ground
SATA Connector Pin Definitions
(SATA0-3)
SATA Connectors
There are no jumpers to configure the onboard SATA connectors. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
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Pin #
Definition
1
Ground
2
TXP
3
TXN
4
Ground
5
RXN
6
RXP
7
Ground
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SCSI Connector
(5025M-4+ only)
Ultra320 SCSI Drive Connector
Pin Definitions (JA1)
Refer to the table at right for
pin definitions for the Ultra320
SCSI connector located at
JA1.
Pin#
Definition
Pin #
Definition
1
+DB (12)
35
-DB (12)
2
+DB (13)
36
-DB (13)
3
+DB (14)
37
-DB (14)
4
+DB (15)
38
-DB (15)
5
+DB (P1)
39
-DB (P1)
6
+DB (0)
40
-DB (0)
7
+DB (1)
41
-DB (1)
8
+DB (2)
42
-DB (2)
9
+DB (3)
43
-DB (3)
10
+DB (4)
44
-DB (4)
11
+DB (5)
45
-DB (5)
12
+DB (6)
46
-DB (6)
13
+DB (7)
47
-DB (7)
14
+DB (P)
48
-DB (P)
15
Ground
49
Ground
16
DIFFSENS
50
Ground
17
TERMPWR
51
TERMPWR
18
TERMPWR
52
TERMPWR
19
Reserved
53
Reserved
20
Ground
54
Ground
21
+ATN
55
-ATN
22
Ground
56
Ground
23
+BSY
57
-BSY
24
+ACK
58
-ACK
25
+RST
59
-RST
26
+MSG
60
-MSG
27
+SEL
61
-SEL
28
+C/D
62
-C/D
29
+REQ
63
-REQ
30
+I/O
64
-I/O
31
+DB (8)
65
-DB (8)
32
+DB (9)
66
-DB (9)
33
+DB (10)
67
-DB (10)
34
+DB (11)
68
-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 SC823S-550LP/SC823i-550LP 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 step that follows.
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
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 motherboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic bags
when not in use.
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the motherboard.
Unpacking
The motherboard 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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Figure 6-1. Chassis: Front and Rear Views
5025M-4+
Floppy Drive
SCSI Drives (6)
Control Panel
CD-ROM Drive
5.25" Drive Bay
System Reset
Main Power
5025M-i+
Floppy Drive
IDE Drives (6)
CD-ROM Drive
5.25" Drive Bay
Control Panel
System Reset
Main Power
Rear view (both chassis)
7 Low Profile PCI Slots
Keyboard/Mouse Ports
USB Ports
COM1 Port
VGA Port
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Ethernet Ports
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6-2
Control Panel
The control panel (located on the front of the chassis) must be connected to the
JF1 connector on the motherboard to provide you with system status indications. A
ribbon cable has bundled these wires together to simplify the connection. Connect
the cable from JF1 on the motherboard to 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 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 the "Chapter 5: Advanced Motherboard Installation."
6-3
System Fans
Four 8-cm fans provide all the cooling needed for the SuperServer 5025M4+/5025M-i+. It is very important that the chassis top cover is properly installed
and making a good seal for the cooling air to circulate properly through the chassis
and cool the components. See Figure 6-2.
System Fan Failure
Fan speed is controlled by system temperature via a BIOS setting. If a fan fails,
the remaining fan will ramp up to full speed and the overheat/fan fail LED on the
control panel will turn on. Replace the failed fan at your earliest convenience with
the same type and model (the system can continue to run with a failed fan). Remove the top chassis cover while the system is still running to determine which of
the four fans has failed.
Replacing System Cooling Fans
1. Removing a fan
Remove the chassis cover. Press the tab on the top of the fan housing of the failed
fan and remove the entire housing unit. The system power need not be shut down
since the fans are all hot-pluggable.
2. Installing a new fan
Replace the failed fan with an identical 8-cm, 12 volt fan (available from Supermicro,
p/n FAN-0070). Position the new fan at its proper place in the chassis by fitting the
fan with its housing onto the fan mounts in the chassis. A "click" can be heard if the
fan (in its housing) is properly installed. If the system is already powered on, the fan
will activate immediately upon being connected to its header on the motherboard.
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Power Supply
System Cooling Fans
Figure 6-2. System Cooling Fans
6-4
Drive Bay Installation/Removal
Accessing the Drive Bays
SCSI Drives: You do not need to access the inside of the chassis to replace or
swap SCSI drives. Proceed to the next step for instructions.
Note: You must use standard 1" high, 80-pin SCA SCSI drives in the
SuperServer 5025M-4+.
CD-ROM/Floppy Disk Drive: For installing/removing the CD-ROM or floppy disk
drive, you will need to gain access to the inside of the server by removing the top
cover of the chassis. Proceed to the "CD-ROM and Floppy Drive Installation" section later in this chapter for instructions.
5.25" Drive Bay: For installing/removing a component in the 5.25" drive bay, proceed
to the "5.25" Drive Bay Installation" section later in this chapter for instructions.
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SCSI Drive Installation (5025M-4+ only)
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. Since these carriers also help promote proper airflow for
the SCSI drive bays, 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 6-3.
Figure 6-3. 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/IDE hard drives are
installed, all 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 and 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 6-4).
Release Button
Figure 6-4. Removing SCSI Drives
!
Important: All of the SCSI drive carriers must remain in the drive
bay to maintain proper cooling airflow.
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SCA Backplane
The SCSI drives plug into a SAF-TE compliant SCA backplane (CSE-SCA-822S)
that provides power, SCSI ID and bus termination. A RAID controller can be used
with the SCA backplane to provide data security. The operating system you use
must have RAID support to enable the hot-swap capability of the SCSI drive. The
SCA SCSI backplane is already preconfigured; there are no jumpers or switches.
Figure 6-5. SCSI SCA Backplane
SCSI ID#0
SCSI ID#3
SCSI ID#1
SCSI ID#4
SCSI ID#2
SCSI ID#5
SCSI ID#6 is used for the SAF-TE Controller
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1. Mounting an IDE drive in the drive carrier
Like SCSI drives, IDE drives are also mounted in drive carriers to simplify their
installation and removal from the chassis. These carriers also help promote proper
airflow. For this reason, even empty carriers without IDE drives installed must
remain in the chassis. To add a new IDE 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 the four screws.
2. Installing/Removing IDE drives
The two IDE drive bays located in the front of the chassis will each accommodate
up to three IDE drives. IDE drives are not hot-swappable, meaning system power
must be turned off before installing and/or removing them. To install or remove a
drive, first power down the system and then remove the top cover of the chassis.
Unscrew the retention screw at the top center of the drive, then push the drive
carrier out from the back until you can grasp and pull it out through the front of the
chassis. Reverse this procedure when installing a drive carrier, making sure you
screw in the retention screw. Replace the top cover when finished.
Installing a Component in the 5.25" Drive Bay
1. Mounting the component in the drive carrier
A component such as an IDE hard drive or an additional SCSI drive that can fit into
a standard IDE drive bay can be mounted in the 5.25" drive bay. The component
should also be mounted in a drive carrier to simplify its installation and removal
from the chassis. These carriers also help promote proper airflow. For this reason,
even empty carriers without a component installed must remain in the chassis. To
add a component such as those noted above, 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 the four screws.
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2. Installing/removing a 5.25" drive bay component
A single 5.25" IDE drive bay is located in the front of the chassis, making it easily accessible for installation and removal. This component is not hot-swappable,
meaning system power must be turned off before installing and/or removing them.
To remove the drive carrier, first power down the system and then remove the top
cover of the chassis. Unscrew the retention screw at the top center of the drive,
then push the drive carrier out from the back until you can grasp and pull it out
through the front of the chassis. Attach the component to the carrier if installing.
Then reverse the drive carrier removal procedure to install the drive, making sure
you screw in the retention screw. Replace the top cover when finished.
CD-ROM and Floppy Drive Installation
The top cover of the chassis must be opened to gain full access to the CD-ROM
and floppy drive bays. The 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ accomodates only slim CD-ROM
drives. Side mounting brakets are typically needed to mount a CD-ROM drive in
the 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ server.
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. You must power down the system before installing or removing floppy
or IDE components.
Drives mount on rails and should "click" into place to be correctly and fully installed
in their bays.
•
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 5025M-4+/5025M-i+ has a single 550 watt power supply. This
power supply module has an auto-switching capability, which enables it to automatically sense and operate at a 100V to 220V input voltage.
Power Supply Failure
If the power supply fails, the system will shut down and you will need to replace the
power supply unit. Replacement units can be ordered directly from Supermicro.
See contact information in Chapter 1.
Removing/Replacing the Power Supply
Replace the failed power supply module with the same model (p/n PWS-0047),
which can be ordered directly from Supermicro (see Contact Information in the
Preface).
1. Removing the power supply
First shut down the system, then unplug the power cord. Remove the chassis cover
by pressing the two release buttons on the top of the chassis (near the front) then
push the chassis top rearward about one inch and lift it off. To remove the failed
power supply, remove the screws at the back that secure it to the chassis and pull
the unit straight out with the rounded handle.
2. Installing a new power supply
Replace the failed hot-swap unit with another power supply unit (p/n PWS-0047).
Push the new power supply unit into the power bay until you hear a *click*. Secure
the power supply with the screws you removed previously and finish by plugging in
the AC power cord.
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Chapter 7
BIOS
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Introduction
This chapter describes the Phoenix BIOS™ Setup utility for the PDSM4+/PDSME+.
The Phoenix ROM BIOS is stored in a flash chip and can be easily upgraded using
a floppy disk-based program.
Note: Due to periodic changes to the BIOS, some settings may have been added or
deleted and might not yet be recorded in this manual. Please refer to the Manual
Download area of the Supermicro web site <http://www.supermicro.com> for any
changes to the BIOS that may not be reflected in this manual.
System BIOS
The BIOS is the Basic Input Output System used in all IBM® PC, XT™, AT®, and
PS/2® compatible computers. The Phoenix BIOS stores the system parameters,
types of disk drives, video displays, etc. in the CMOS. The CMOS memory requires
very little electrical power. When the computer is turned off, a backup battery provides power to the CMOS Logic, enabling it to retain system parameters. Each time
the computer is powered on the computer is configured with the values stored in
the CMOS Logic by the system BIOS, which gains control at boot up.
How To Change the Configuration Data
The CMOS information that determines the system parameters may be changed by
entering the BIOS Setup utility. This Setup utility can be accessed by pressing the
<Delete> key at the appropriate time during system boot. (See below.)
Starting the Setup Utility
Normally, the only visible POST (Power On Self Test) routine is the memory test. As
the memory is being tested, press the <Delete> key to enter the main menu of the
BIOS Setup utility. From the main menu, you can access the other setup screens,
such as the Security and Power menus. Beginning with Section 7-3, detailed descriptions are given for each parameter setting in the Setup utility.
Warning: Do not shut down or reset the system while updating BIOS
to prevent possible boot failure.
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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 next page).
When you first power on the computer, the Phoenix BIOS™ is immediately activated.
While the BIOS is in control, the Setup program can be activated in one of two
ways:
1. By pressing <Delete> immediately after turning the system on, or
2. When the message shown below appears briefly at the bottom of the screen during
the POST (Power On Self-Test), press the <Delete> key to activate the main Setup
menu:
Press the <Delete> key to enter Setup
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Main BIOS Setup
All main Setup options are described in this section. The main BIOS Setup screen
is displayed below.
Use the Up/Down arrow keys to move among the different settings in each menu.
Use the Left/Right arrow keys to change the options for each setting.
Press the <Esc> key to exit the CMOS Setup Menu. The next section describes in
detail how to navigate through the menus.
Items that use submenus are indicated with the icon. With the item highlighted,
press the <Enter> key to access the submenu.
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Main BIOS Setup Menu
Main Setup Features
System Time
To set the system date and time, key in the correct information in the appropriate
fields. Then press the <Enter> key to save the data.
System Date
Using the arrow keys, highlight the month, day and year fields, and enter the correct
data. Press the <Enter> key to save the data.
BIOS Date
This field displays the date when this version of BIOS was built.
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.
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Parallel ATA
This setting allows the user to enable or disable the function 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 function of Serial ATA. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
Native Mode Operation
Select the native mode for ATA. The options are: Parallel ATA, Serial ATA, Both,
and Auto.
SATA Controller Mode
Select Compatible to allow the SATA and PATA drives to be automatically-detected
and be placed in the Legacy Mode by the BIOS. Select Enhanced to allow the
SATA and PATA drives to be to be automatically-detected and be placed in the
Native IDE Mode. (*Note: The Enhanced mode is supported by the Windows
2000 OS or a later version.)
When the SATA Controller Mode is set to "Enhanced", the following items will
display:
Serial ATA (SATA) RAID Enable
Select Enable to enable Serial ATA RAID Functions. (For the Windows OS
environment, use the RAID driver if this feature is set to Enabled. When this item
is set to Enabled, the item: "ICH RAID Code Base" will be available for you to
select either Intel or Adaptec Host RAID firmware to be activated. If this item is
set to Disabled, the item-SATA AHCI Enable will be available.) The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
SATA AHCI
Select Enable to enable the function of Serial ATA Advanced Host Interface. (*Take
caution when using this function. This feature is for advanced programmers only.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.)
ICH RAID Code Base
Select Intel to enable Intel's SATA RAID firmware. Select Adaptec to use Adaptec's
HostRAID firmware. The options are Intel and Adaptec.
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IDE Primary Master/Slave, IDE Secondary Master/Slave, SATA
Port3 and SATA Port4
These settings allow the user to set the parameters of IDE Primary Master/Slave,
IDE Secondary Master/Slave, SATA Port3/SATA Port4 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:
Type
Selects the type of IDE hard drive. The options are Auto, (which allows the BIOS
to automatically determine the hard drive's capacity, number of heads, etc.), a
number from 1-39 to select a predetermined type of hard drive, CDROM and
ATAPI Removable. The option "User" will allow the user to enter the parameters
of the HDD installed at this connection. The option "Auto" will allow the BIOS to
automatically configure the parameters of the HDD installed at the connection.
Choose the option 1-39 to select a predetermined HDD type. Select CDROM if a
CDROM drive is installed. Select ATAPI if a removable disk drive is installed.
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CHS Format
The following items will be displayed by the BIOS:
TYPE: This item displays the type of IDE or SATA Device.
Cylinders: This item indicates the status of Cylinders.
Headers: This item indicates the number of headers.
Sectors: This item displays the number of sectors.
Maximum Capacity: This item displays the maximum storage capacity of the
system.
LBA Format
The following items will be displayed by the BIOS:
Total Sectors: This item displays the number of total sectors available in the
LBA Format.
Maximum Capacity: This item displays the maximum capacity in the LBA
Format.
Multi-Sector Transfers
This item allows the user to specify the number of sectors per block to be
used in multi-sector transfer. The options are Disabled, 4 Sectors, 8 Sectors,
and 16 Sectors.
LBA Mode Control
This item determines whether the Phoenix BIOS will access the IDE Primary
Master Device via the LBA mode. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
32 Bit I/O
This option allows the user to enable or disable the function of 32-bit data transfer.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Transfer Mode
This option allows the user to set the transfer mode. The options are Standard,
Fast PIO1, Fast PIO2, Fast PIO3, Fast PIO4, FPIO3/DMA1 and FPIO4/DMA2.
Ultra DMA Mode
This option allows the user to select Ultra DMA Mode. The options are Disabled,
Mode 0, Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode 3, Mode 4, and Mode 5.
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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>.
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Boot Features
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
QuickBoot Mode
If enabled, this feature will speed up the POST (Power On Self Test) routine by
skipping certain tests after the computer is turned on. The settings are Enabled
and Disabled. If Disabled, the POST routine will run at normal speed.
Quiet Boot
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the graphic logo screen during
boot-up.
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
If set to Instant-Off, the system will power off immediately as soon as the user
hits the power button. If set to 4-sec., the system will power off when the user
presses the power button for 4 seconds or longer. The options are instant-off
and 4-sec override.
Resume On Modem Ring
Select On to “wake your system up” when an incoming call is received by
your modem. The options are On and Off.
Power Loss Control
This setting allows you to choose how the system will react when power returns
after an unexpected loss of power. The options are Stay Off, Power On, and
Last State.
Watch Dog
If enabled, this option will automatically reset the system if the system is not
active for more than 5 minutes. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Summary Screen
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the summary screen which displays
the system configuration during bootup.
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Memory Cache
Memory Cache
Set to enabled to set the state of Cache Memory. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
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 Video BIOS ROM access only. Select "Uncached" to disable
this function and make this area available for other devices.
Cache Base 0-512K
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the base memory area: block
0-512K to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in the Static DROM
(SDROM) or to be written into L1, L2 cache inside the CPU to speed up CPU
operations . Select "Uncached" to disable this function. 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 DROM (SDROM)
or written into L1, L2, L3 cache inside the CPU to speed up CPU operations .
Select "Uncached" to disable this function. 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 512-640K. 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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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 DROM (SDROM)
or written into L1, L2, L3 cache inside the CPU to speed up CPU operations.
Select "Uncached" to disable this function. 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.
Discrete MTRR Allocation
If enabled, MTRRs (-Memory Type Range Registers) are configured as distinct,
separate units and cannot be overlapped. If enabled, the user can achieve better
graphic effects when using a Linux graphic driver that requires the write-combining
configuration with 4GB or more memory. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
PCI Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings for PCI devices.
Onboard GLAN1/Onboard GLAN2 (Gigabit- LAN) OPROM Configure
Enabling this option provides the capability to boot from GLAN. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
Onboard SCSI OPROM Configure
Enabling this option provides the capitally 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 PPCI-X#1-#2/SCSI
This option allows the user to change the bus frequency for the devices installed
in the slot indicated. The options are Auto, PCI 33 MHz, PCI 66 MHz, PCI-X 66
MHz, PCI-X 100 MHz, and PCI-X 133 MHz.
Slot1 PCI-X 100 MHz ZCR, Slot2 PCI-X 100MHz, Slot3 PCI-Exp x4,
Slot4 PCI-X 133MHz, Slot5 PCI-X 133MHz, and Slot6 PCI-Exp x8
Access the submenu for each of the settings above to make changes to the
following:
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Option ROM Scan
When enabled, this setting will initialize the device expansion ROM. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Enable Master
This setting allows you to enable the selected device as the PCI bus master.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Latency Timer
This setting allows you to set the clock rate for Bus Master. A high-priority, highthroughout 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 setting and
try again. A different OS requires a 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, Novelle NetWare and other operating systems).
Advanced Chipset Control
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
*Warning: Take Caution when changing the Advanced settings. Incorrect
values entered may cause system malfunction. Also, a very high DRAM
frequency or incorrect DRAM timing may cause system instability. When this
occurs, revert to the default setting.
Clock Spectrum Feature
If Enabled, the 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.
ECC Conditions
This setting specifies the ECC Error conditions that will be treated as "ECC Error
Events" by the system. The options are None, Single Bit, Multiple Bit, and Both.
(*Note: This item is available when it is supported by the memory.)
ECC Error Handler
This setting allows you to select the 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.) (*Note: This item is
available when it is supported by the memory.)
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Route Port 80h Cycles to
This feature allows the user to decide which bus to send debug information to. The
options are Disabled, PCI and LPC.
USB Function
Select Enabled to enable the function of USB devices specified. The settings are
Enabled and Disabled.
Legacy USB Support
This setting allows you to enable support for Legacy USB devices. The settings
are Enabled and Disabled.
Advanced Processor Options
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
CPU Speed
This is a display that indicates the speed of the installed processor.
Frequency Ratio (*Available when supported by the CPU.)
The feature allows the user to set the internal frequency multiplier for the CPU.
The options are: Default, x12, x13, x14, x15, x16, x17 and x18.
Hyperthreading (*Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to use the Hyper-Threading Technology, which will result in increased
CPU performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Machine Checking (*Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to activate the function of Machine Checking and allow the CPU to
detect and report hardware (machine) errors via a set of model-specific registers
(MSRs). The options are Disabled and Enabled.
L3 Cache(*Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to enable the function of L3 Cache to optimize system and CPU
performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Thermal Management 2 (*Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to use Thermal Management 2 (TM2) which will lower CPU voltage
and frequency when the CPU temperature reaches a predefined overheat threshold.
Set to Disabled to use Thermal Manager 1 (TM1), allowing CPU clocking to be
regulated via CPU Internal Clock modulation when the CPU temperature reaches
the overheat threshold.
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Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch (*Available when supported by the CPU.)
The CPU fetches the cache line for 64 bytes if this option is set to Disabled. The
CPU fetches both cache lines for 128 bytes as comprised if Enabled. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
C1 Enhanced Mode (*Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to enable Enhanced Halt State to lower CPU voltage/frequency to
prevent overheat. The options are Enabled and Disabled. (*Note: please refer
to Intel’s web site for detailed information.)
Intel <R> Virtualization Technology (*Available when supported by
the CPU.)
Select Enabled to use the feature of Virtualization Technology to allow one platform
to run multiple operating systems and applications in independent partitions, creating
multiple "virtual" systems in one physical computer. The options are Enabled and
Disabled. (*Note: If there is any change to this setting, you will need to power off
and restart the system for the change to take effect.) Please refer to Intel’s web
site for detailed information.
No Execute Mode Memory Protection (*Available when supported by the
CPU and the OS.)
Set to Enabled to enable Execute Disable Bit and allow the processor to classify
areas in memory where an application code can execute and where it cannot, and
thus preventing a worm or a virus from inserting and creating a flood of codes to
overwhelm the processor or damage the system during an attack.
(*Note: this feature is available when your OS and your CPU support the function
of Execute Disable Bit.) The options are Disabled and Enabled. (Note: For more
information regarding hardware/software support for this function, please refer to
Intel's and Microsoft's web sites.)
Processor Power Management (*Available when supported by the CPU.)
This feature allows the user to determine the processor power management mode.
The options are Disabled and C States Only. If set to Disabled, C States and
GV1/GV3 are disabled. If set to C States only, the processor power will be controlled
through CPU power states in the APCI setting.
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I/O Device Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
KBC Clock Input
This setting allows you to select clock frequency for KBC. The options are 6MHz,
8MHz, 12MHz, and 16MHz.
Serial Port A
This setting allows you to assign control of serial port A. The options are Enabled
(user defined), Disabled, and Auto (BIOS- or OS- controlled).
Base I/O Address
This setting allows you to select the base I/O address for serial port A. The options
are 3F8, 2F8, 3E8, and 2E8.
Interrupt
This setting allows you to select the IRQ (interrupt request) for serial port A. The
options are IRQ3 and IRQ4.
Serial Port B
This setting allows you to assign control of serial port B. The options are Enabled
(user defined), Disabled, Auto (BIOS controlled) and OS Controlled.
Mode
This setting allows you to set the type of device that will be connected to serial
port B. The options are Normal and IR (for an infrared device).
Base I/O Address
This setting allows you to select the base I/O address for serial port B. The
options are 3F8, 2F8, 3E8 and 2E8.
Interrupt
This setting allows you to select the IRQ (interrupt request) for serial port B. The
options are IRQ3 and IRQ4.
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 and OS controlled).
Base I/O Address
This setting allows you to select the base I/O address for the Floppy port. The
options are 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 to inform you of the event log validity. It is not a setting.
Event Log Capacity
This is a display to inform you of the event log capacity. It is not a setting.
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 options are Yes
and No.
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Console Redirection
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
COM Port Address
This item allows you to specify to redirect the console to Onboard COM A or
Onboard COM B. This setting can also be Disabled.
BAUD Rate
This item allows you to 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
This item allows you to 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+, and VT-UTF8.
Flow Control
This item allows you to choose from the available options to select the flow control
for console redirection. The options are: None, XON/XOFF, and CTS/RTS.
Console Connection
This item allows you to choose select the console connection: either Direct or
Via Modem.
Continue CR after POST
Choose whether to continue with console redirection after the POST routine.
The options are On and Off.
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Hardware Monitor Logic
CPU Temperature Threshold
This option allows the user to set a CPU temperature threshold that will activate
the alarm system when the CPU temperature reaches this pre-set temperature
threshold. The options are 70oC, 75oC, 80oC and 85oC.
Highlight this and hit <Enter> to see monitor data for the following items:
CPU Temperature
PECI Agent
System Temperature
Fan1-Fan6 Speeds: If the feature of Auto Fan Control is enabled, the BIOS will
automatically display the status of the fans indicated in this item.
Fan Speed Control Modes
This feature allows the user to decide how the system controls the speeds of the
onboard fans. The CPU temperature and the fan speed are correlative. When the
CPU on-die temperature increases, the fan speed will also increase, and vise versa.
If the option is set to “3-pin fan”, the fan speed is controlled by voltage. If the
option is set to “4-pin”, the fan speed will be controlled by Pulse Width Modulation
(PWM). Select “3-pin” if your chassis came with 3-pin fan headers. Select “4-pin” if
your chassis came with 4-pin 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 the time. The Options are: 1. Disable, 2. 3-pin
(Server), 3. 3-pin (Workstation), 4. 4-pin (Server) and 5. 4-pin (Workstation).
Voltage Monitoring
The following items will be monitored and displayed:
Vcore A
Vcc 1.5V
-12V
Vcc 1.8V
+3.3V
+12V
5Vsb
5VDD
Vfsb
Vbat
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IPMI (The option is available only when an IPMI card is installed
in the system.)
IPMI Specification Version: This item displays the current IPMI Version.
Firmware Version: This item displays the current Firmware Version.
System Event Logging
Select Enabled to enable IPMI Event Logging. When this function is set to Disabled,
the system will continue to log events received via system interface. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Clear System Event Logging
Enabling this function to force the BIOS to clear the system event logs during the
next cold boot. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Existing Event Log Number
This item displays the number of the existing event log.
Event Log Control
System Firmware Progress
Enabling this function to log POST progress. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
BIOS POST Errors
Enabling this function to log POST errors. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
BIOS POST Watch Dog
Set to Enabled to enable POST Watch Dog. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
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OS Boot Watch Dog
Set to Enabled to enable OS Boot Watch Dog. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Timer for Loading OS (Minutes)
This feature allows the user to set the time value (in minutes) for the previous
item: OS Boot Watch Dog by keying-in a desired number in the blank. The default
setting is 10 (minutes.) (Please ignore this option when OS Boot Watch Dog is set
to "Disabled".)
Time Out Option
This feature allows the user to determine what action to take in an event of a system
boot failure. The options are No Action, Reset, Power Off and Power Cycles.
System Event Log/System Event Log (List Mode)
These options display the System Event (SEL) Log and System Event (SEL) Log
in List Mode. Items include: SEL (System Event Log) Entry Number, SEL Record
ID, SEL Record Type, Time Stamp, Generator ID, SEL Message Revision, Sensor
Type, Sensor Number, SEL Event Type, Event Description, and SEL Event Data.
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Realtime Sensor Data
This feature display information from motherboard sensors, such as temperatures,
fan speeds and voltages of various components.
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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.
Set Supervisor Password
When the item "Set Supervisor Password" is highlighted, hit the <Enter> key. When
prompted, type the Supervisor's password in the dialogue box to set or to change
supervisor's password, which allows access to the BIOS.
Set User Password
When the item "Set User Password" is highlighted, hit the <Enter> key. When
prompted, type the user's password in the dialogue box to set or to change the
user's password, which allows access to the system at boot-up.
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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. 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.
Boot List
Candidate
List
Boot Priority Order/Excluded from Boot Orders
The devices included in the boot list section (above) are bootable devices listed in
the sequence of boot order as specified. The boot functions for the devices included
in the candidate list (above) are currently disabled. Use a <+> key or a <-> key to
move the device up or down. Use the <f> key or the <r> key to specify the type of
an USB device, either fixed or removable. You can select one item from the boot
list and hit the <x> key to remove it from the list of bootable devices (to make its
resource available for other bootable devices). Subsequently, you can select an
item from the candidate list and hit the <x> key to remove it from the candidate
list and put it in the boot list. This item will then become a bootable device. See
details on how to change the priority of boot order of devices 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.
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
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 block-storage
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
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 follow-
ing beep codes:
1 long and two short beeps - video configuration error
1 repetitive 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 Description
01h
02h
03h
04h
06h
07h
08h
09h
0Ah
0Bh
0Ch
0Eh
0Fh
10h
11h
12h
13h
14h
16h
17h
IPMI Initialization
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
Reset 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 Description
18h
1Ah
1Ch
20h
22h
24h
28h
29h
2Ah
2Ch
2Eh
2Fh
32h
33h
36h
38h
3Ah
3Ch
3Dh
41h
42h
45h
46h
48h
49h
4Ah
4Bh
4Ch
4Eh
4Fh
50h
51h
52h
54h
55h
58h
59h
5Ah
5Bh
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 (optional)
Initialize interrupt vectors
POST device initialization
2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice
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 (optional)
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 <ESC> to enter SETUP”
Disable CPU cache
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POST Code Description
5Ch
60h
62h
64h
66h
67h
68h
69h
6Ah
6Bh
6Ch
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
Test RAM between 512 and 640 kB
Test extended memory
Test extended memory address lines
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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 error messages
Check for configuration errors
Check for keyboard errors
Set up hardware interrupt vectors
Initialize Intelligent System Monitoring (optional)
Initialize coprocessor if present
Disable onboard Super I/O ports and IRQs (optional)
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
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Build MPTABLE for multi-processor boards
Install CD ROM for boot
Clear huge ES segment register
Fix up Multi Processor table
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long, two short beeps on checksum failure
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POST Code Description
99h
9Ch
9Dh
9Eh
9Fh
A0h
A2h
A4h
A8h
AAh
ACh
AEh
B0h
B1h
B2h
B4h
B5h
B6h
B7h
B9h
BAh
BCh
BDh
BEh
BFh
C0h
C1h
C2h
C3h
C4h
C6h
C7h
C8h
C9h
CDh
Check for SMART Drive (optional)
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 <ESC> prompt
Scan for <ESC> key stroke
Enter SETUP
Clear Boot flag
Check for errors
Inform RomPilot about the end of POST (optional)
POST done - prepare to boot operating system
1 One short beep before boot
Terminate QuietBoot (optional)
Check password (optional)
Initialize ACPI BIOS and PPM Structures
Prepare Boot
Initialize SMBIOS
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 flags
Console redirection init.
Unhook INT 10h if console redirection enabled
Force check (optional)
Extended ROM checksum (optional)
Reclaim console redirection vector
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POST Code Description
D2h
D4h
D8h
D9h
DEh
Unknown interrupt
Check Intel Branding string
Alert Standard Format initialization
Late init for IPMI
Log error if micro-code not updated properly
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 Intel's ICH7R
SATA RAID* before you install the Windows Operating System and other software
drivers.
If you do not wish to configure onboard SATA RAID functions, please go directly to
Section C-4 on page C-16 for Operating System & Other Software Installation.
C-1 Introduction to Serial ATA and Parallel ATA
To configure the SATA RAID functions, you must first use the Intel ICH7R SATA
RAID Utility program to configure the RAID Level that you desire before installing
the Windows XP/2000/2003 operating system and other software drivers. (The
necessary drivers are all included on the Supermicro CD that came packaged with
your motherboard.) Note that the current version of the ICH7R SATA RAID Utility
can only support Windows XP/2000/2003 Operating Systems.
Serial ATA (SATA)
Serial ATA (SATA) is a physical storage interface that uses a single cable with a
minimum of four wires to create a point-to-point connection between devices. It is
a serial link, which supports transfer rates up to 3Gbps. 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 are limited to a length of 40cm,
while Serial ATA cables can be up to one meter in length. Overall, SATA provides
better functionality than PATA.
Introduction to Intel ICH7R Serial RAID
Located in the South Bridge of the E7230 Mukilteo chipset, the I/O Controller Hub
(ICH7R) provides the I/O subsystem with access to the rest of the system. It supports a 2-channel UltraATA/100 Bus Master IDE controller (PATA) and four Serial
ATA (SATA) ports. The ICH7R supports the following PATA and SATA device configurations: Legacy mode and Native mode.
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RAID Configurations
The following types of RAID configurations are supported:
RAID 0 (Data Striping): this writes data in parallel, interleaved ("striped") sections
of two hard drives. Data transfer rate is doubled over using a single disk.
RAID1 (Data Mirroring): an identical data image from one drive is copied to another
drive. The second drive must be the same size or larger than the first drive.
RAID 10 (Striping & Mirroring): RAID 0 and 1 schemes are combined (without parity
information) to get the benefits of both.
RAID 5: both data and parity information are striped and mirrored across three or
more hard drives.
Intel Matrix Storage
The Intel Matrix Storage, supported by the ICH7R, allows the user to create
RAID 0 and RAID1 set by using only two identical hard disk drives. The Intel
Matrix Storage Technology creates two partitions on each hard disk drive and
generate a virtual RAID0 and RAID1sets. It also allows you the change the HDD
partition size without any data.
Configuring BIOS settings for SATA RAID Functions (Native Mode)
1. Press the <Del> key during system bootup to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
Note: If it is the first time powering on the system, we recommend 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" Settings. Once in the "Exit" settings,
Scroll down to select "Load Optimized Default Settings" and press the <Enter>
key. Select "OK" to confirm the selection. Press the <Enter> key to load the default
settings for the BIOS.
3. Use the arrow keys to select the "Main" section in BIOS.
4. Scroll down to "SATA Control Mode" and press the <Enter> key to select "Enhanced"
5. Scroll down to "SATA RAID Enabled" and press <Enter>. Then, select "Enabled."
6. Scroll down to "Exit". Select "Save and Exit" from the "Exit" menu. Press the
<Enter> key to save the changes and exit the BIOS.
7. Once you've exited the BIOS Utility, the system will re-boot.
8. During the system boot-up, press the <Ctrl> and <I> keys simultaneously to run
the Intel RAID Configuration Utility when prompted by the following message: Press
<Ctrl> <I> for Intel RAID Configuration Utility.
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Using the Intel ICH7R SATA RAID Utility Program
1. Creating, Deleting and Resetting RAID Volumes:
a. After the system exits from the BIOS Setup Utility, the system will automatically
reboot. The following screen appears after Power-On Self Test.
b. When you see the above screen, press the <Ctrl> and the <I> keys simultaneously to have the main menu of the SATA RAID Utility appear:
Note: All graphics and screen shots shown in the manual are for reference only. The
screen shots shown in the manual do not imply Supernicro's endorsement or nonendorsement on any 3rd party's product. Your screens may or many not look exactly
the same as the graphics shown in this manual.)
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Creating a RAID 0 Volume:
a. Select "Create RAID Volume" from the main menu and press the <Enter> key.
The following screen will appear:
b. Specify a name for the RAID 0 set and press the <Tab> key or the <Enter> key
to go to the next field. (You can use the <Esc> key to select the previous menu.)
c. When RAID Level item is highlighted, press the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys
to select RAID 0 (Stripe) and hit <Enter>.
d. When the Disks item is highlighted, press <Enter> to select the HDD to configure
as RAID. The following pop-up screen (*See Note on Page C-3) displays:
e. Use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to highlight a drive and press <Space>
to select it. A triangle appears to confirm the selection of the drive.
f. Use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to selet the stripe size, ranged from
4 KB to 128 KB for the RAID 0 array, and hit <Enter>. (*Note: For a server, please
use a lower stripe size, and for a multimedia system, use a higher stripe size.The
default stripe size is 128 KB.)
g. Press <Enter> when the Create Volume item is highlighted. A warning message
displays.
h. When asked "Are you sure you want to create this volume (Y/N), press "Y" to
create the RAID volume, or type "N" to go back to the Create Volume menu.
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Creating a RAID 1 Volume:
a. Select "Create RAID Volume" from the main menu and press the <Enter> key.
The following screen will appear:
b. Specify a name for the RAID 1 set and press the <Tab> key or the <Enter> key
to go to the next field. (You can use the <Esc> key to select the previous menu.)
c. When RAID Level item is highlighted, press the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys
to select RAID 1 (Mirror) and hit <Enter>.
d. When the Capacity item is highlighted, enter your RAID volume capacity and hit
<Enter>. The default setting is the maximum capacity allowed.
e. Press <Enter> when the Create Volume item is highlighted. A warning message
displays.
f. When asked "Are you sure you want to create this volume (Y/N), press "Y" to
create the RAID volume, or type "N" to go back to the Create Volume menu.
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Creating a RAID 10 (RAID 1+ RAID 0):
a. Select "Create RAID Volume" from the main menu and press the <Enter> key.
The following screen will appear:
b. Specify a name for the RAID 10 set and press <Enter>.
c. When RAID Level item is highlighted, use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys
to select RAID 10 (RAID1 + RAID0) and hit <Enter>.
d. When the Stripe Size is highlighted, use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to
select the stripe size from 4 KB to 128 KB for your RAID 10 and hit <Enter>. The
default setting is 6 4KB. (*Note: For a server, please use a lower stripe size, and
for a multimedia system, use a higher stripe size.)
e. When the RAID Volume Capacity item is highlighted, enter your RAID volume
capacity and hit <Enter>. The default setting is the maximum capacity allowed.
f. Press <Enter> when the Create Volume item is highlighted. A warning message
displays.
f. When asked "Are you sure you want to create this volume (Y/N), press "Y" to
create the RAID volume, or type "N" to go back to the Create Volume menu.
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Creating a RAID 5 Set (Parity):
a. Select "Create RAID Volume" from the main menu and press the <Enter> key.
The following screen will appear:
b. Specify a name for the RAID 5 set and press <Enter>.
c. When the Raid Level is highlighted, use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to
select RAID 5 (Parity) and hit <Enter>.
d. When the Disk item is highlighted, press <Enter> to select the HDD to configure
as RAID. The following pop-up screen (*See Note on Page C-3) displays:
e. Use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to highlight a drive and press <Space>
to select it. A triangle appears to confirm the selection of the drive.
f. Use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to select the stripe size, ranged from
4 KB to 128 KB for the RAID 5 array, and hit <Enter>. (*Note: For a server, please
use a lower stripe size, and for a multimedia system, use a higher stripe size. The
default stripe size is 128 KB.)
g. Enter your desired RAID volume capacity and press <Enter> when the capacity
item is highlighted. The default setting is the maximum capacity allowed.
h Press Enter when Create Volume is highlighted. A warning message displays.
h. When asked "Are you sure you want to create this volume (Y/N), press "Y" to
create the RAID volume, or type "N" to go back to the Create Volume menu.
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Deleting RAID Volume:
(Warning: Be sure to back up your data before deleting a RAID set. You
will lose all data on the disk drives when deleting a RAID set.)
a. From the main menu, select item2-Delete RAID Volume, and press <Enter>.
b. Use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to select the RAID set you want to
delete and press <Del>. A Warning message displays.
c. When asked "Are you sure you want to delete this volume (Y/N), press "Y" to
delete the RAID volume, or type "N" to go back to the Delete Volume menu.
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Resetting to Non-RAID and Resetting a RAID HDD
(Warning: Be cautious when you reset a RAID volume HDD to nonRAID or Resetting a RAID HDD. Resetting a RAID volume HDD or
Restting a RAID HDD will reformat the HDD and delete all internal
RAID structure on the drive.)
a. From the main menu, select item3-Reset Disks to Non- RAID, and press <Enter>.
The following screen will appear:
b. Use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to highlight the RAID set drive to reset
and press <Space> to select.
c. Press <Enter> to reset the RAID set drive. A Warning message displays.
d. Press "Y" to reset the drive, or type "N" to go back to the main menu.
Exiting the Intel Matrix Storage Manager Utility:
a. From the main menu, select item4-Exit, and press <Enter>. A warning message
will appear.
b. Press "Y" to reset the drive, or type "N" to go back to the main menu.
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C-2 Installing the Windows XP/2000/2003 for systems
with RAID Functions
New Operating System-Windows XP/2000/2003 Installation
a. Insert Microsoft Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup CD in the CD Driver, and the
system will start booting up from CD.
b. Press the <F6> key when the message-" Press F6 if you need to install a third
party SCSI or RAID driver" displays.
c. When the Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup screen appears, press "S" to specify
additional device(s).
d. Insert the driver diskette-"Intel AA RAID XP/2000/2003 Driver for ICH7R into Drive
A: and press the <Enter> key.
e. Choose Intel(R)82801GR/GH SATA RAID Controller from the list indicated in the
XP/2000/2003 Setup Screen, and press the <Enter> key.
f. Press the <Enter> key to continue the installation process. (If you need to specify
any additional devices to be installed, do it at this time.) Once all devices are specified, press the <Enter> key to continue with the installation.
g. From the Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup screen, press the <Enter> key. The
XP/2000/2003 Setup will automatically load all device files and then, continue the
Windows XP/2000/2003 installation.
h. After Windows XP/2000/2003 Installation is completed, the system will automatically reboot.
i. Insert Supermicro CD that came with the package into the CD Drive during system
reboot, and the following screen will appear:
Note: the current version of the ICH7R SATA RAID Utility can only support Windows
XP/2000/2003 Operating System.
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Note: Click the icons showing a hand writing on paper to view the readme files
for each item. Click the computer icons to the right of these items to install each
item (from top to the bottom) one at a time. After installing each item, you must
re-boot the system before moving on to the next item on the list. You should
install everything here except for the SUPER Doctor utility 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.
C-3 Installing Intel Application Accelerator Utility
a. When the above screen appears, click on the icon marked "Application Accelerator RAID Edition" on the screen, and the following screen will appear:
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b. When the above screen appears, click on the icon marked "Next" on the screen,
and the following screen will appear:
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c. After reading the License Agreement, click on the icon marked "Yes" on the
screen, and the following screen will appear:
d. Specify the folder that you want the program to be installed in and then, click
on the icon marked "Next" to begin the installation process.
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e. Specify a program folder where you want the Setup to add the program icon as
shown in the following screen and click on the icon marked "Next".
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g. Once the Application Accelerator RAID Edition installation is completed, the following screen will appear and the system will start to re-boot.
Note: Once the XP/2000/2003 Operating System is installed, please read the "Readme text files" for the instructions to use the SATA RAID Utility in the Windows
XP/2000/2003 OS environment.
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C-4 Installing the Operating System and other Software
Programs
After all the hardware has been installed, you must first install the operating system,
and then, other software drivers. The necessary drivers are all included on the
Supermicro CDs that came packaged with your motherboard. (For Windows 2003
please refer to Page C-14.)
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
Note: Click the icons showing a hand writing on paper to view the readme files
for each item. Click the computer icons to the right of these items to install each
item (from top to the bottom) one at a time. After installing each item, you must
re-boot the system before moving on to the next item on the list. You should
install everything here except for the SUPER Doctor utility 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.
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Supero Doctor III
The Supero Doctor III program is a Web base management tool that supports remote
management capability. It includes Remote and Local Management tools. The local
management is called SD III Client. The Supero Doctor III program included on the
CDROM that came with your motherboard allows you to monitor the environment
and operations of your system. Supero Doctor III displays crucial system information
such as CPU temperature, system voltages and fan status. See the Figure below
for a display of the Supero Doctor III interface.
Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen-I (Health Information)
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Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen-II (Remote Control)
Note: SD III Software Revision 1.0 can be downloaded from our Website at: ftp://
ftp.supermicro.com/utility/Supero_Doctor_III/. You can also download SDIII User's
Guide at: http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/Manuals/SDIII/UserGuide.pdf. For
Linux, we will still recommend Supero Doctor II.
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Appendix D
Adaptec HostRAID Setup Guidelines
After all the hardware has been installed, you must first configure the Adaptec Embedded
Serial ATA RAID before you install the Windows operating system. The necessary
drivers are all included on the Supermicro bootable CDs that came packaged with your
motherboard. Note: The following section provides information on the Adaptec SATA
RAID Driver based on the Intel Enterprise South Bridge 2 (ICH7R) Controller.
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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. It
is a serial link which supports SATA Transfer rates up to 3.0 Gbps. 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 Serial ATA cables can extend up to one meter. Overall, Serial
ATA provides better functionality than Parallel ATA.
Intel ICH7R Controller Hub
Located in the South Bridge of the chipset, the ICH7R Controller Hub provides the
I/O subsystem with access to the rest of the system. It supports 1-channel Ultra
ATA/100 Bus Master IDE controller (PATA) and an Adaptec's firmware, which support up to four Serial ATA drives, up to two RAID volumes and up to four drives in
RAID Configurations. (See the table below for details.)
* Adaptec’s SATA HostRAID Controller Firmware supports:
Four
Drives supported
Number of RAID Volumes supported Two
Total Drives in RAID Configurations
Four
Examples of Valid RAID Configurations:
Two drives of RAID 1 + two drives of RAID 0
Two drives of RAID 1 + two drives of RAID 1
Three drives of RAID 0
Four drives of RAID 0
Examples of Invalid RAID Configurations:
Three drives of RAID 0 + two drives of RAID 1
(*Note: this table is applicable to Adaptec’s HostRAID Controller
Firmware only.)
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To configure the Adaptec SATA RAID for Operating Systems that
support RAID functions (Windows, Red Hat & SuSe, Linux)
1. Press the <Del> key during system bootup to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
Note: If it is the first time powering on the system, we recommend 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" Settings. Once in the "Exit" settings,
Scroll down to select "Load Optimized Default Settings" and press the <Enter>
key. Select "OK" to confirm the selection. Press the <Enter> key to load the default
settings for the BIOS.
3. Use the arrow keys to select the "Main" section in BIOS.
4. Scroll down to "SATA Control Mode" and press the <Enter> key to select "Enhanced"
5. Scroll down to "SATA RAID Enabled" and press <Enter>. Then, select "Enabled."
6. Scroll down to "ICH RAID Codebase" and select "Adaptec". Then press <Enter>.
(*For ICH RAID Codebase: Change the setting from Intel to Adaptec.)
7. Scroll down to "Exit". Select "Exit Saving Changes" from the "Exit" menu. Press
the <Enter> key to save the changes and exit the BIOS.
8. Once you've exited the BIOS Utility, the system will re-boot.
9. During the system boot-up, press the <Ctrl> and <A> keys simultaneously to run
the Intel RAID Configuration Utility when prompted by the following message: Press
<Ctrl> <A> for Intel RAID Configuration Utility.
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Serial ATA with HostRAID Controller Driver
The Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA RAID Controller adds SATA/RAID functionality
and performance enhancements to a motherboard. RAID striping (RAID 0) allows
data to be written across multiple drives, greatly improving hard disk I/O performance. RAID mirroring (RAID 1) allows data to be simultaneously written to two
drives, improving data security even if a single hard disk fails. A Stripe of Mirrors
(RAID 10) provides multiple RAID 1 mirrors and a RAID 0 stripe, maximizing data
security and system efficiency. By incorporating the Adaptec Embedded Serial
ATA into the motherboard design, Supermicro's PDSM4+/PDSME+ offers the user
the benefits of SATARAID without the high costs associated with hardware RAID
applications.
Using the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility (ARC)
The Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility, an embedded BIOS Utility, includes the
following:
*Array Configuration Utility: Use this utility 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 do the following:
1. Enable RAID functions in the system BIOS (refer to Chapter 4 for System BIOS
Configurations).
2. Press the <Ctrl> and <A> keys simultaneously when prompted to do so during
system boot. (Refer to the previous page for detailed instructions.)
A. Using the Array Configuration Utility (ACU)
When you press <Ctrl> and <A> keys simultaneously at the prompt during system
bootup, the main menu will appear.
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.
Press the <Insert> key to select a drive. When a drive is highlighted (selected),
press the <Delete> key to de-select it.
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Managing Arrays
Select this option to view array properties, and configure array settings.
To select this option, using the arrow keys and the <enter> key, select "Managing Arrays" from the main menu as shown above.
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Configuring Disk Drives
You may need to configure a disk drive before you can use it.
Caution: Configuring a disk may overwrite the partition table on the disk and
may make 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 configure 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 configure a disk drive:
1. From the main menu (shown on Page D-4), select Configure Drives and hit
<Enter> (as shown below.)
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2. From the "Select Drives for Configuring" List (shown below,) select the drives
you want to configure and press <Insert>.
3. The drive you've selected will appear in the "Selected Drives Dialog Box" on
the right (as shown below.) Repeat the same steps until all drives that you want
to configure appear in the selected drives box.
4. Once both drives display in the selected drive box, press <Enter.>
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5. Read the warning message as shown in the screen below.
6. Make sure that you have selected the correct disk drives to configure. If correct, type Y to continue.
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Creating Arrays
Before you create arrays, make sure that 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 or not formatted are shown in gray and cannot be used. (*Note:
It is recommended that you configure devices before you create arrays.)
To create an array:
1. From the main menu (shown on page D-4), select Create Array.
2. Select the disks for the new array and press Insert (as the screen shown below). (*Note: To de-select any disk, highlight the disk and press Delete.)
3. The arrays you have selected will appear on the Selected Drives dialog box on
the right (as shown below.)
4. Press Enter when both disks for the new array are selected. The Array Properties menu displays.
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Assigning Array Properties
Once a new array is completed, you can assign properties to the array.
*Caution: Once the array is created and its properties are assigned, and you
cannot change the array properties using this utility.
To assign properties to the new array:
1. In the Array Properties menu (as shown in the screen below), select an array
type and press Enter. Only the available array types will be displayed on the
screen. (*RAID 0 or RAID 1 requires two drives.)
2. Under the item "Arrays Label", type in a label and press <Enter>. (*Note:
The label shall not be more than 15 characters.)
3. For RAID 0, select the desired stripe size. (*Note: Available stripe sizes are
16, 32, and 64 KB. 64K is default. Please do not change the default setting.)
4. The item: "Create RAID via" allows you to select between the different ways
of creating methods for RAID 0 and RAID 1.
The following table gives examples of when each is appropriate.
Raid Level
RAID 0
RAID 0
Create Via
Quick Init
Migrate*
RAID 1
Build*
RAID 1,
RAID 10
Clear
RAID 1,
RAID 10
Quick 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 or RAID 10 on new drives, or when
you want to ensure that the array contains no data after
creation.
Fastest way to create a RAID 1 or RAID 10
Appropriate when using new drives
(*Note: If you select Migrate for RAID 0, or Build for RAID 1, you will be asked
to select the source drive. The contents of the source drive will be preserved.
However, the data on the new drive will be lost.)
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5. When you are finished, press <Done> (as the screen shown below).
Notes:
1. Before adding a new drive to an array, be sure to back up any data stored on
the new drive; otherwise, all data will be lost.
2. If you stop the Build or Clear process on a RAID 1, you can restart it by pressing <Ctrl> and <R>.
3. If you've used the Quick Init option to create a RAID1, it may return some data
mis-comparison when you run a consistency check at a later time. This is normal.
4. The Adaptec Host RAID allows you to use drives of different sizes in a RAID.
However, you can only select a smaller drive as the source or first drive during a
build operation.
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. It is not recommended that you migrate or build an array on Windows dynamic
disks (volumes) because it will result in data loss.
Warning: Do not interrupt the process when you create a RAID 0 using the
Migrate option. If you do, you will not be able to restart the system, or to recover
the data that was on the source drive.
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Adding a Bootable Array
To make an array bootable:
1. From the Main menu, select Manage Arrays.
2. From the List of Arrays, select the array you want to make bootable, and press
<Ctrl> and <B>.
3. Enter Y to create a bootable array when the following message is displayed:
"This will make all other existing bootable array non-bootable. Do you want to
make this array bootable? (Yes/No):" Then, a bootable array will be created. An
asterisk (*) will appear next to the bootable array (as shown in the picture below:)
Deleting a Bootable Array
To delete a bootable array:
1. From the Main menu, select Manage Arrays.
2. From the List of Arrays, select the bootable array you want to delete, and
press <Ctrl> and <B>. Note: a bootable array is the array marked with an asterisk * (as shown in the picture above.)
3. When the following message is displayed: "The array is already marked
bootable. Do you want to make this array as not bootable? (Yes/No)," Enter Y to
delete a bootable array. The bootable array will be deleted and the asterisk will
disappear.
(*Note: Do not use the delete key to delete the bootable array.)
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Adding/Deleting Hotspares
To add a Hotspare:
(*Note: In order to rebuild a RAID (RAID 0 or RAID 1), you would need to add a
new HDD as a hotspare.)
1. From the main menu (shown on Page D-4), select Add/Delete Hotspares.
2. Use the up and down arrow keys to highlight and select the disk you want to
designate as a hotspare, and press <Insert>, and then, press <Enter>.
3. Press Yes when the following prompt is displayed:
"Do you want to create spare?" (Yes/No?)
The spare you have selected will appear in the Selected drives Menu.
To delete a Hotspare:
1. From the main menu (shown on Page D-4), select Add/Delete Hotspares.
2. Use the up and down arrow keys to highlight and select the Hotspare you
want to delete, and press <delete>, and then, press <Enter>.
3. When the following warning is displayed: "Do you want to delete the hot
spare?" (Yes/No?), press Yes to delete the hotspare you have selected.
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Viewing Array Properties
To view the properties of an existing array:
1. From the main menu, select Manage Arrays and hit <Enter> (as shown on the
previous page.)
2. From the List of Arrays dialog box (shown below), select the array you want to
view and press Enter.
The Array Properties dialog box appears (as shown below), showing detailed information on the array. The physical disks associated with the array are displayed
here.
3. Press Esc to return to the previous menu.
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Rebuilding Arrays
*Note 1: Rebuilding applies to Fault Tolerant array (RAID 1) only.
If an array Build process is interrupted or when one critical member is missing,
you must perform a Rebuild to restore its functionality. For a critical array rebuild
operation, the optimal drive is the source drive.
*Note 2: If no spare array exists and a hard disk drive fails, you need to create a
spare before you can rebuild an array.
To Rebuild an array:
1 From the Main Menu, select Manage Arrays (as shown in the screen below).
From the List of Arrays, select the array you want to Rebuild.
2 Press <Ctrl> and <R> to Rebuild.
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Deleting Arrays
*Warning: Back up the data on an array before you delete it to prevent data loss
Deleted arrays cannot be restored.
To delete an existing array:
1. From the main menu (shown on Page D-4), select Manage Arrays.
2. Select the array you wish to delete and press <delete>.
3. 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):
4. Press Yes to delete the array and partition or No to return to the
previous menu.
5. Press Esc to return to the previous menu.
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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. From the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility Menu, select Disk Utilities (as
shown above) and press <Enter>. The following screen appears.
2. Select the desired disk and press <Enter>. The following screen appears:
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To format a disk:
*Note: The operation of Formatting Disk allows you to perform a low-level
formatting of a 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.
3 When the screen shown below displays, select Format Disk and press <Enter>. The following screen appears:
4 Read the warning message when it appears in the screen as shown below. To
continue with disk formatting, select Yes and hit <Enter>. Otherwise, select No
and press <Enter>.
(*Caution: Formatting a disk destroys all data on the drive. Be sure to back up
your data before formatting a disk.)
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To verify disk media:
3 When the screen shown above displays, select Verify Disk Media and press
<Enter>.
4 A message will display, indicating that the selected drive will be scanned for
media defects. Select Yes and hit <Enter> to proceed with disk verifying; otherwise, select No and hit <Enter>.
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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.
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a. Insert Supermicro's bootable CD that came with the package into the CD Drive
during the system reboot, and the screen: "Super Micro Driver Diskette Maker"
will appear.
b. Choose from the list the item: "Intel ICH7R Driver by 3rd Party (Adaptec)" and
press <ENTER>.
c. From the next screen displayed, choose the OS driver you want to install and
press <Enter>.
d. Insert a formatted diskette into drive A: and press <Enter> as prompted.
e. Exit the program after the process is completed. Then, reboot the system.
f. Insert the Microsoft Windows OS Setup CD in the CD Driver, and the system
will start to boot up from CD.
g. Press the <F6> key when the message-"Press F6 if you need to install a third
party SCSI or RAID driver" displays.
h. When the Windows OS Setup screen appears, press "S" to specify additional
device(s).
i. Insert the driver diskette-"Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA Raid Controller Driver"
into Drive A: and press the <Enter> key.
j. Choose Adaptec Embedded Host Serial ATA Raid Controller from the list indicated in the Windows OS Setup Screen, and press the <Enter> key.
k. Press the <Enter> key to continue the installation process. (If you need to
specify any additional devices to be installed, do it at this time.) Once all devices
are specified, press the <Enter> key to continue with the installation.
l. From the Windows OS Setup screen, press <Enter>. The OS Setup will automatically load all device files, and, then, continue with the Windows OS installation.
m. After Windows OS Installation is completed, the system will automatically
reboot.
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Appendix E
System Specifications
Processors
Single Intel E6000 & E4000 sequence, PentiumD (Dual-Core), Pentium4 Extreme
Edition, Pentium 4, Pentium Extreme Edition and CeleronD LGA775 processors
at a FSB speed of 1066/800/533 MHz
Note: Please refer to the motherboard specifications pages on our web site for updates on supported
processors.
Chipset
Intel 3010 chipset
BIOS
8 Mb Phoenix® Flash ROM
Memory Capacity
Four 240-pin DIMM sockets supporting up to 8 GB of unbuffered ECC or nonECC DDR2-667/533/400 SDRAM
Note: See the memory section in Chapter 5 for details.
SCSI Controller (5025M-4+)
Adaptec AIC-7902 for single channnel, Ultra320 onboard SCSI
SCSI SCA Backplane Controller (5025M-4+)
QLogic GEM318 controller for SAF-TE compliance
SCSI Drive Bays (5025M-4+)
Six (6) drive bays to house six standard 1" 80-pin SCA SCSI drives
SATA/IDE Drive Bays (5025M-i+)
Six (6) drive bays to house six SATA or IDE drives
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Peripheral Drive Bays
One (1) 3.5" floppy drive
One (1) slim CD-ROM drive
Expansion Slots
Oone PCI-Express x8 slot, one PCI-Express x4 slot, two 64-bit 133 MHz PCI-X
slots and two 64-bit 100 MHz PCI slots
Motherboard (5025M-4+/5025M-i+)
Model: PDSM4+/PDSME+
Form Factor: ATX
Dimensions: 12 x 9.6 in (305 x 244 mm)
System Input Requirements
AC Input Voltage: 100-240V AC
Rated Input Current: 7A (115V) to 3.5A (230V)
Rated Input Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
Power Supply
Rated Output Power: 550W (Part# PWS-047)
Rated Output Voltages: +3.3V (30A), +5V (33A), +12V (42A), -5V (0.8A), -12V
(1A), +5Vsb (2A)
BTU Rating
2903 BTUs/hr (for rated output power of 550W)
Chassis
5025M-4+:
Model: SC823S-550LP
Form Factor: 2U rackmount
Dimensions: (WxHxD) 16.7 x 3.5 x 25.7 in. (425 x 88 x 652 mm)
5025M-i:
Model: SC823i-550LP
Form Factor: 2U rackmount
Dimensions: (WxHxD) 16.7 x 3.5 x 25.7 in. (425 x 88 x 652 mm)
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Weight (5025M-4+/5025M-i+)
Gross (Bare Bone): 55/54 lbs. (25/24.5 kg.)
System Cooling
Four (4) 8-cm fans (FAN-0070)
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature: 10º to 35º C (50º to 95º F)
Non-operating Temperature: -40º to 70º C (-40º to 158º F)
Operating Relative Humidity: 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Regulatory Compliance
Electromagnetic Emissions:
FCC Class B, EN 55022 Class B, EN 61000-3-2/3-3, CISPR 22 Class B
Electromagnetic Immunity:
EN 55024/CISPR 24, (EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4,
EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-8, EN 61000-4-11)
Safety:
EN 60950/IEC 60950-Compliant, UL Listed (USA), CUL Listed (Canada), TUV
Certified (Germany), CE Marking (Europe)
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