SUPERSERVER 6015B-8
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SUPERSERVER 6015B-8
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Preface
Preface
About This Manual
This manual is written for professional system integrators and PC technicians. It
provides information for the installation and use of the SuperServer 6015B-8. Installation and maintainance should be performed by experienced technicians only.
The SuperServer 6015B-8 is a high-end server based on the SC815S-560 1U
rackmount chassis and the X7DBR-8, a dual processor serverboard that supports
Intel® Xeon® 5100/5000 series processors at a Front Side (System) Bus speed of
1333/1066/667 MHz and up to 32 GB of FBD ECC DDR2-667/533 SDRAM.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1: Introduction
The first chapter provides a checklist of the main components included with the
server system and describes the main features of the X7DBR-8 serverboard and
the SC815S-560 chassis, which comprise the SuperServer 6015B-8.
Chapter 2: Server Installation
This chapter describes the steps necessary to install the SuperServer 6015B-8 into
a rack and check out the server configuration prior to powering up the system. If
your server was ordered without processor and memory components, this chapter
will refer you to the appropriate sections of the manual for their installation.
Chapter 3: System Interface
Refer here for details on the system interface, which includes the functions and
information provided by the control panel on the chassis as well as other LEDs
located throughout the system.
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Chapter 4: System Safety
You should thoroughly familiarize yourself with this chapter for a general overview
of safety precautions that should be followed when installing and servicing the
SuperServer 6015B-8.
Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
Chapter 5 provides detailed information on the X7DBP-8 serverboard, including the
locations and functions of connections, headers and jumpers. Refer to this chapter
when adding or removing processors or main memory and when reconfiguring the
serverboard.
Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
Refer to Chapter 6 for detailed information on the SC815S-560 server chassis.
You should follow the procedures given in this chapter when installing, removing or
reconfiguring SCSI or peripheral drives and when replacing system power supply
units and cooling fans.
Chapter 7: BIOS
The BIOS chapter includes an introduction to BIOS and provides detailed information on running the CMOS Setup Utility.
Appendix A: BIOS POST Messages
Appendix B: BIOS POST Codes
Appendix C: Software Installation
Appendix D: System Specifications
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Table of Contents
Preface
About This Manual ...................................................................................................... iii
Manual Organization ................................................................................................... iii
Chapter 1: Introduction
1-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 1-1
1-2
Serverboard Features ..................................................................................... 1-2
1-3
Server Chassis Features ................................................................................ 1-3
1-4
Contacting Supermicro ................................................................................... 1-6
Chapter 2: Server Installation
2-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 2-1
2-2
Unpacking the System ................................................................................... 2-1
2-3
Preparing for Setup ........................................................................................ 2-1
2-4
Installing the System into a Rack ................................................................... 2-4
2-5
Checking the Serverboard Setup ................................................................... 2-8
2-6
Checking the Drive Bay Setup ..................................................................... 2-10
Chapter 3: System Interface
3-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 3-1
3-2
Control Panel Buttons .................................................................................... 3-1
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
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 Safety Precautions ................................................................................. 4-3
4-4
Operating Precautions .................................................................................... 4-4
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Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
5-1
Handling the Serverboard .............................................................................. 5-1
5-2
Processor and Heatsink Installation ............................................................... 5-2
5-3
Connecting Cables ......................................................................................... 5-5
Connecting Data Cables .......................................................................... 5-5
Connecting Power Cables ....................................................................... 5-5
Connecting the Control Panel .................................................................. 5-6
5-4
I/O Ports ......................................................................................................... 5-7
5-5
Installing Memory ........................................................................................... 5-7
5-6
Adding PCI Cards ........................................................................................... 5-9
5-7
Serverboard Details ...................................................................................... 5-10
X7DBR-8 Layout .................................................................................... 5-10
X7DBR-8 Quick Reference .................................................................... 5-11
5-8
Connector Definitions ................................................................................... 5-12
ATX Power Connector ........................................................................... 5-12
Auxiliary Power Connector ..................................................................... 5-12
Processor Power Connector .................................................................. 5-12
NMI Button ............................................................................................. 5-12
Power LED ............................................................................................. 5-12
HDD LED ............................................................................................... 5-13
NIC1 LED ............................................................................................... 5-13
NIC2 LED ............................................................................................... 5-13
Overheat/Fan Fail LED .......................................................................... 5-13
Power Fail LED ...................................................................................... 5-14
Reset Button .......................................................................................... 5-14
Power Button .......................................................................................... 5-14
Universal Serial Bus (USB0/1) ............................................................... 5-14
Serial Ports ............................................................................................. 5-15
Power Fail Header ................................................................................. 5-15
Fan Headers .......................................................................................... 5-15
Chassis Intrusion .................................................................................... 5-15
Universal Serial Bus Headers ................................................................ 5-16
Power LED/Speaker ............................................................................... 5-16
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Ports .................................................. 5-16
Overheat LED ........................................................................................ 5-16
Wake-On-LAN ........................................................................................ 5-17
Wake-On-Ring ........................................................................................ 5-17
SMB ........................................................................................................ 5-17
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SMBUS_PS ............................................................................................ 5-17
JLAN1/2 .................................................................................................. 5-18
Alarm Reset ........................................................................................... 5-18
Compact Flash Card Power Connector ................................................. 5-18
SGPIO .................................................................................................... 5-18
5-9
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................ 5-19
Explanation of Jumpers ......................................................................... 5-19
CMOS Clear ........................................................................................... 5-19
VGA Enable/Disable ............................................................................... 5-19
3rd Power Supply Fail Detect Enable/Disable ....................................... 5-20
JLAN Enable/Disable ............................................................................. 5-20
Watch Dog Enable/Disable .................................................................... 5-20
Compact Flash Master/Slave ................................................................. 5-21
SCSI Controller Enable/Disable ............................................................. 5-21
SCSI Termination Enable/Disable .......................................................... 5-21
SMB to PCI Slots ................................................................................... 5-22
5-10 Onboard Indicators ....................................................................................... 5-22
JLAN1/JLAN2 LEDs ............................................................................... 5-22
5-11 Floppy, IDE and SCSI Drive Connections .................................................... 5-23
Floppy Connector ................................................................................... 5-23
IDE Connectors ...................................................................................... 5-24
Ultra320 SCSI Ports ............................................................................... 5-25
Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
6-1
Static-Sensitive Devices ................................................................................. 6-1
6-2
Control Panel .................................................................................................. 6-2
6-3
System Fans ................................................................................................... 6-3
System Fan Failure .................................................................................. 6-3
Replacing System Fans ........................................................................... 6-3
6-4
Drive Bay Installation/Removal ...................................................................... 6-4
Removing the Front Bezel ....................................................................... 6-4
Accessing the Drive Bays ........................................................................ 6-5
SCSI Drive Installation ............................................................................. 6-6
DVD-ROM and Floppy Drive Installation ................................................. 6-8
6-5
Power Supply ................................................................................................. 6-9
Power Supply Failure ............................................................................... 6-9
Removing/Replacing the Power Supply ................................................... 6-9
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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 ......................................................................................................... 7-24
7-6
Boot .............................................................................................................. 7-25
7-7
Exit ................................................................................................................ 7-26
Appendices:
Appendix A: BIOS POST Messages
Appendix B: BIOS POST Codes
Appendix C: Software Installation
Appendix D: System Specifications
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Chapter 1
Introduction
1-1
Overview
The SuperServer 6015B-8 is a high-end server comprised of two main subsystems:
the SC815S-560 1U server chassis and the X7DBR-8 dual processor serverboard.
Please refer to our web site for information on operating systems that have been
certified for use with the SuperServer 6015B-8 (www.supermicro.com).
In addition to the serverboard and chassis, various hardware components have
been included with the 6015B-8, as listed below:
One (1) slim 8x DVD/24x DVD-ROM drive [DVM-PNSC-824(B)]
Four (4) sets of 40-mm counter-rotating fans (FAN-0086L)
One (1) front control panel cable (CBL-0087)
One (1) rackmount kit (CSE-PT51)
Riser Cards: (see Section 5-6 for details)
One (1) riser card (CSE-RR1U-XR) for PCI-X add-on card
One (1) riser card (CSE-RR1U-X) for PCI-X add-on card
One (1) riser card (CSE-RR1U-ER) for PCI-E add-on card
One (1) riser card (CSE-RR1U-EL) for PCI-E add-on card
SCSI Accessories
One (1) SAF-TE compliant SCSI backplane (CSE-SCA-813S-O-P)
Four (4) hot-swap drive carriers [MCP-220-00001-03(01)]
One (1) Ultra320 SCSI cable (CBL-0063L)
One (1) CD containing drivers and utilities
SuperServer 6015B-8 User's Manual
Note: the "V" and "B" at the end of a server name (e.g. 6015B-8V or 6015B-8B)
denotes the chassis color. V is for silver and B is for black.
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Serverboard Features
At the heart of the SuperServer 6015B-8 lies the X7DBR-8, a dual processor
serverboard based on Intel's 5000P chipset. Below are the main features of the
X7DBR-8 (see Figure 1-1 for a block diagram of the chipset).
Processors
The X7DBR-8 supports single or dual 771-pin Intel Xeon 5100/5000 series processors at a FSB speed of 1333/1066/667 MHz. Please refer to the serverboard
description pages on our web site for a complete listing of supported processors.
Memory
The X7DBR-8 has eight 240-pin DIMM sockets that can support up to 32 GB of ECC
FBD (Fully Buffered DIMM) DDR2-667 or DDR2-533 SDRAM. The memory is an
interleaved configuration, which requires modules of the same size and speed to be
installed in pairs. Please refer to Chapter 5 for memory speed jumper settings.
Onboard SCSI
Onboard SCSI is provided with an Adaptec AIC-7902 SCSI chip, which supports
Ultra320 SCSI at a throughput of 320 MB/sec for each channel. The X7DBR-8 provides two LVD Ultra320 SCSI ports. The SCSI drives are hot-swappable units.
Note: The operating system you use must have RAID support to enable the hotswap capability and RAID function of the SCSI drives.
PCI Expansion Slots
The X7DBR-8 has two Universal PCI slots (each consisting of a x8 PCI-Express
slot and a 100 MHz PCI-X slot). Two preinstalled riser cards support the use of
one standard size 100 MHz PCI-X and one low profile PCI-X 100 MHz add-on card.
(Two riser cards to support one standard size and one low-profile x8 PCI-Express
add-on cards are included in the accessory box.) See Section 5-6 for details.
Onboard Controllers/Ports
An onboard ATA/100 controller is provided to support up to two IDE hard drives or
ATAPI devices. The color-coded I/O ports include one COM port, a VGA (monitor)
port, two USB 2.0 ports, PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports and two gigabit Ethernet
ports.
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ATI Graphics Controller
The X7DBR-8 features an integrated ATI video controller based on the ES1000
graphics chip. The ES1000 was designed specifically for servers, featuring low
power consumption, high reliability and superior longevity.
Other Features
Other onboard features that promote system health include onboard voltage monitors, a chassis intrusion header, auto-switching voltage regulators, chassis and CPU
overheat sensors, virus protection and BIOS rescue.
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Server Chassis Features
The SuperServer 6015B-8 is a high-end, scaleable server platform built upon the
SC815S-560 1U server chassis. The following is a general outline of the main
features of the SC815S-560 chassis.
System Power
The SC815S-560 features a single 560W power supply. Power must be removed
from the system before servicing or replacing the power supply.
Serial ATA Subsystem
The SC815S-560 chassis was designed to support four SCSI hard drives, which
are hot-swappable units.
Note: The operating system you use must have RAID support to enable the hotswap capability of the drives.
PCI Expansion Slots
One standard size and one low-profile PCI-X/PCI-E add-on card may be used with
the SC815S-560 chassis. See section 5-6 for details.
Front Control Panel
The SC815S-560's control panel provides you with system monitoring and control.
LEDs indicate system power, HDD activity, network activity (2) and overheat/fan
failure. A main power button and system reset buttons are also included.
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I/O Backplane
The SC815S-560 is an ATX form factor chassis that is designed to be used in a
1U rackmount configuration. Ports on the I/O backplane include one COM port,
a VGA port, two USB 2.0 ports, PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports and two gigabit
Ethernet ports.
Cooling System
The SC815S-560 chassis has an innovative cooling design that features four sets
of 40-mm counter-rotating fans located in the middle section of the chassis. There
is a "Fan Speed Control Mode" setting in BIOS that allows chassis fan speed to
be determined by system temperature. The power supply module also includes
a cooling fan.
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Figure 1-1. Intel 5000P Chipset:
System Block Diagram
Note: This is a general block diagram. Please see Chapter 5 for details.
ATA100
ESI
EXP.BUS
PORT
#1,2
J9
#4
VGA
ES1000
PCI-X100
IDE CONN
#5
#4
#3
#2
#1
#0
ESB2
3.0Gb/S
PCIX
#5
#4
#3
#2
#1
#0
PCI-33
USB2.0
PCI33MMZ
RJ45
RJ45
SIMSO
EBUS CONN
SATA
PORTPORT
#4
#4
PCIE X4
PCIE X4
PORT
#0
PORT
#0
PCIE X4
PORT PORT
#2
#3
SIO
W83627
HG
GB LAN
GILGAL
#0
MS
KB
1-5
LPC
FWH
COM1
COM2
#1
#0
FBD DIMM
FBD CHNL3
J43
#6
#0
#1
FBD DIMM
FBD CHNL2
#6,7
#1
FBD DIMM
MSB PCI-Ex8 PORT
PCI-X_SLOT(L)
PCI-X_SLOT(R)_ZCR
FBD CHNL1
#1
#0
USB
VGA
CONN
VRM
ISL6307
FBD CHNL0
5000P MCH
PCI-Ex8
SCSI
667/1067/
1333 MT/S
#4,5
PCI-E_X4_SLOT(L2)
PCI-Ex4Slot(R1)
J41
667/1067/
1333 MT/S
LSB PCI-Ex8 PORT
#7
J12
PROCESSOR#1
PROCESSOR#2
FBD DIMM
VRM
ISL6307
FDD
PCI-Ex4Slot(L1)
J42
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Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
Web Site:
Super Micro 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:
Super Micro 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:
Super Micro, 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 6015B-8 up
and running. Following these steps in the order given should enable you to have
the system operational within a minimum amount of time. This quick setup assumes
that your system has come to you with the processors and memory preinstalled. If
your system is not already fully integrated with a serverboard, processors, system
memory etc., please turn to the chapter or section noted in each step for details
on installing specific components.
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Unpacking the System
You should inspect the box the SuperServer 6015B-8 was shipped in and note if
it was damaged in any way. If the server itself shows damage you should file a
damage claim with the carrier who delivered it.
Decide on a suitable location for the rack unit that will hold the 6015B-8. It should
be situated in a clean, dust-free area that is well ventilated. Avoid areas where
heat, electrical noise and electromagnetic fields are generated. You will also need
it placed near a grounded power outlet. Be sure to read the Rack and Server
Precautions in the next section.
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Preparing for Setup
The box the SuperServer 6015B-8 was shipped in should include two sets of rail
assemblies, two rail mounting brackets and the mounting screws you will need to
install the system into the rack. Follow the steps in the order given to complete
the installation process in a minimum amount of time. Please read this section
in its entirety before you begin the installation procedure outlined in the sections
that follow.
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Choosing a Setup Location
- Leave enough clearance in front of the rack to enable you to open the front door
completely (~25 inches).
- Leave approximately 30 inches of clearance in the back of the rack to allow for
sufficient airflow and ease in servicing.
- This product is for installation only in a Restricted Access Location (dedicated
equipment rooms, service closets and the like).
- This product is not suitable for use with visual display work place devices according
to §2 of the the German Ordinance for Work with Visual Display Units.
!
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 modules 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 6015B-8 into a rack unit with the
rack rails provided. If the system has already been mounted into a rack, you can
skip ahead to Sections 2-5 and 2-6. There are a variety of rack units on the market,
which may mean the assembly procedure will differ slightly. You should also refer
to the installation instructions that came with the rack unit you are using.
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails
You should have received two rack rail assemblies in the rack mounting kit. Each
assembly consists of two sections: an inner fixed chassis rail that secures directly
to the server chassis and an outer fixed rack rail that secures directly to the rack
itself (see Figure 2-1). Two pairs of short brackets to be used on the front side of
the outer rails are also included.
Installing the Inner Rails
Both the left and right side inner rails have been pre-attached to the chassis.
Proceed to the next step. A
Figure 2-1. Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails
(right side rail shown)
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Installing the Outer Rails
Begin by measuring the distance from the front rail to the rear rail of the rack. Attach
a short bracket to the front side of the right outer rail and a long bracket to the rear
side of the right outer rail. Adjust both the short and long brackets to the proper
distance so that the rail can fit snugly into the rack. Secure the short bracket to the
front side of the outer rail with two M4 screws and the long bracket to the rear side
of the outer rail with three M4 screws. Repeat these steps for the left outer rail.
Locking Tabs
Both chassis rails have a locking tab, which serves two functions. The first is to
lock the server into place when installed and pushed fully into the rack, which is
its normal position. Secondly, these tabs also lock the server in place when fully
extended from the rack. This prevents the server from coming completely out of
the rack when you pull it out for servicing.
Figure 2-2. Installing the Rack Rails
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Installing the Server into the Rack
You should now have rails attached to both the chassis and the rack unit. The next
step is to install the server into the rack. Do this by lining up the rear of the chassis rails with the front of the rack rails. Slide the chassis rails into the rack rails,
keeping the pressure even on both sides (you may have to depress the locking
tabs when inserting). See Figure 2-3.
When the server has been pushed completely into the rack, you should hear the
locking tabs "click". Finish by inserting and tightening the thumbscrews that hold
the front of the server to the rack.
Figure 2-3. Installing the Server into a Rack
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Installing the Server into a Telco Rack
To install the 6015B-8 into a Telco type rack, use two L-shaped brackets on either
side of the chassis (four total). First, determine how far follow the server will extend
out the front of the rack. Larger chassis should be positioned to balance the weight
between front and back. If a bezel is included on your server, remove it. Then attach the two front brackets to each side of the chassis, then the two rear brackets
positioned with just enough space to accommodate the width of the telco rack.
Finish by sliding the chassis into the rack and tightening the brackets to the rack.
Figure 2-4.
Installing the Server into a Telco Rack
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Checking the Serverboard Setup
After you install the 6015B-8 in the rack, you will need to open the top cover to
make sure the serverboard is properly installed and all the connections have been
made.
1. Accessing the inside of the system (see Figure 2-5)
First, grasp the two handles on either side and pull the system 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 (1). Push the cover away from you (toward the rear of
the chassis) until it stops (2). You can then lift the top cover from the chassis to
gain full access to the inside of the server.
To remove the system from the rack completely, depress the locking tabs in the
chassis rails (push the right-side tab down and the left-side tab up) to continue to
pull the system out past the locked position.
2. Check the CPUs (processors)
You may have one or two processors already installed in the serverboard. Each
processor needs its own heatsink. See Chapter 5 for instructions on processor and
heatsink installation.
3. Check the system memory
Your 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. 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 drives and
backplane have been properly installed and all connections have been made.
1. Accessing the drive bays
All drives are accessable from the front of the server. For servicing the DVDROM and floppy drives, you will need to remove the top chassis cover. The SCSI
disk drives can be installed and removed from the front of the chassis without
removing the top chassis cover.
2. DVD-ROM and floppy disk drives
A slim DVD-ROM and floppy drive should be preinstalled in your server. Refer
to Chapter 6 if you need to reinstall a DVD-ROM and/or floppy disk drive to the
system.
3. Check the SCSI disk drives
Depending upon your system's configuration, your system may have one or
more drives already installed. If you need to install SCSI drives, please refer to
Chapter 6.
4. Check the airflow
Airflow is provided by four sets of 40-mm fans (each set of fans consists of two
fans that are mounted back to back). The system component layout was carefully designed to direct sufficient cooling airflow to the components that generate
the most heat. Note that all power and data cables have been routed in such a
way that they do not block the airflow generated by the fans.
5. Supplying power to the system
The last thing you must do is to provide input power to the system. Plug the
power cord from the power supply module 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) source.
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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 to keep you constantly informed of the overall status of the system as well
as the activity and health of specific components. There are also two buttons on
the chassis control panel and an on/off switch on the power supply. This chapter
explains the meanings of all LED indicators and the appropriate response you
may need to take.
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Control Panel Buttons
There are two push-buttons located on the front of the chassis: a reset button and
a power on/off button.
Reset: Use the reset button to reboot the system.
Power: The main power button is used to apply or remove power from the
power supply to the server system. 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 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.
2
NIC2: Indicates network activity on GLAN2 when flashing .
1
NIC1: Indicates network activity on GLAN1 when flashing.
HDD: Indicates IDE channel activity. On the SuperServer 6015B-8 this
light indicates SCSI and/or DVD-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
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 6015B-8 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 serverboard, memory
modules and the DVD-ROM and floppy drives (not necessary for SCSI drives).
When disconnecting power, you should first power down the system with the
operating system and then unplug the power cords from all the power supply
modules in the system.
When working around exposed electrical circuits, another person who is
familiar with the power-off controls should be nearby to switch off the power
if necessary.
Use only one hand when working with powered-on electrical equipment. This
is to avoid making a complete circuit, which will cause electrical shock.
Use extreme caution when using metal tools, which can easily damage any
electrical components or circuit boards they come into contact with.
Do not use mats designed to decrease electrostatic discharge as protection
from electrical shock. Instead, use rubber mats that have been specifically
designed as electrical insulators.
The power supply power cord must include a grounding plug and must be
plugged into grounded electrical outlets.
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Serverboard 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.
DVD-ROM Laser: CAUTION - this server may have come equipped with
a DVD-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.
Mainboard replaceable soldered-in fuses: Self-resetting PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) fuses on the mainboard must be replaced by trained service
technicians only. The new fuse must be the same or equivalent as the one
replaced. Contact technical support for details and support.
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General Safety Precautions
!
Follow these rules to ensure general safety:
Keep the area around the SuperServer 6015B-8 clean and free of clutter.
The SuperServer 6015B-8 weighs approximately 40 lbs (18.2 kg) when fully
loaded. When lifting the system, two people at either end should lift slowly
with their feet spread out to distribute the weight. Always keep your back
straight and lift with your legs.
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.
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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 any board from its antistatic
bag.
Do not let components or PCBs come into contact with your clothing, which
may retain a charge even if you are wearing a wrist strap.
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral
chips, memory modules or contacts.
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
Put the serverboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when
not in use.
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the serverboard.
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Operating Precautions
!
Care must be taken to assure that the chassis cover is in place when the 6015B-8
is operating to ensure proper cooling. Out of warranty damage to the 6015B-8
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 Serverboard Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install processors and heatsinks to the
X7DBR-8 serverboard, connect the data and power cables and install add-on
cards. All serverboard jumpers and connections are described and a layout and
quick reference chart are included in this chapter. Remember to close the chassis completely when you have finished working on the serverboard to protect and
cool the system sufficiently.
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Handling the Serverboard
Static electrical discharge can damage electronic components. To prevent damage to printed circuit boards, it is important to handle them very carefully (see
Chapter 4). Also note that the size and weight of the serverboard can cause
it to bend if handled improperly, which may result in damage. To prevent the
serverboard from bending, keep one hand under the center of the board to support it when handling. The following measures are generally sufficient to protect
your equipment from static discharge.
Precautions
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic
bag.
• Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules or gold contacts.
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the serverboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic
bags when not in use.
Unpacking
The serverboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage. When
unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
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Processor and Heatsink Installation
When handling the processor, avoid placing direct pressure on the label
!
area of the fan. Also, do not place the serverboard on a conductive
surface, which can damage the BIOS battery and prevent the system
from booting up.
IMPORTANT! Always connect the power cord last and remove it first before adding, removing or changing any hardware components. Make sure that you install
the processor into the CPU socket before you install the heatsink and fan. The
X7DBR-8 can support either one or two Xeon 5100/5000 type processors. If
installing one processor only, install it into CPU socket #1.
Notes:
1. Intel's boxed Xeon CPU package contains a CPU fan and heatsink assembly. If
you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you use only Intel-certified multi-directional heatsinks and fans.
2. When purchasing a Xeon 5100/5000 CPU or when receiving a serverboard with
a CPU pre-installed, make sure that the CPU plastic cap is in place and none of
the CPU pins are bent; otherwise, contact the retailer immediately.
Installing the Processor
1. A black PnP cap is attached to the
load plate to protect the CPU socket.
Press the load lever down and away
Load lever
from the retention clasp to release the
load plate from its locked position.
PnP cap
2. Gently lift the load lever to open the
load plate.
Load plate released
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3. Use your thumb and your index
finger to hold the CPU at opposite
sides.
4. Align pin1 of the CPU (the corner marked with a triangle) with the
notched corner of the CPU socket.
5. Find the corner of the CPU that
has a semi-circle cutout below a gold
Gold dot
Socket key
dot (CPU key). This corner should be
aligned with the cutout on the socket
(socket key).
CPU key
6. Once aligned, carefully lower the
CPU straight down into the socket.
Do not drop the CPU on the socket,
do not move the CPU horizontally
or vertically and do not rub the CPU
against any surface or any of the
contacts, which may damage the CPU
and/or contacts.
Notched corner
CPU pin 1
7. With the CPU in the socket, inspect
the four corners of the CPU to make
sure that it is properly installed.
Load lever
8. Use your thumb to gently push the
load lever down until it snaps into the
retention clasp.
CPU installed in socket
9. If the CPU is properly installed into
the socket, the PnP cap will be automatically released from the load plate
when the lever locks. Remove the cap.
Repeat steps to install a second CPU
if desired.
Warning! Keep the plastic PnP cap.
The serverboard must be shipped
with the PnP cap properly installed
to protect the CPU socket. Shipment
without the PnP cap properly installed
will void the warranty.
PnP cap released
from load plate
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Installing the Heatsink
1. Do not apply any thermal grease
to the heatsink or the CPU die; the
required amount has already been
applied.
2. Place the heatsink on top of the CPU
so that the four mounting holes are
aligned with those on the (preinstalled)
heatsink retention mechanism.
3. Screw in two diagonal screws (i.e.
the #1 and the #2 screws) until just
snug. Do not fully tighten the screws
or you may damage the CPU.)
4. Add the two remaining screws then
finish the installation by fully tightening
all four screws.
Removing the Heatsink
Warning!
!
We do not recommend that the CPU or the heatsink be
removed. However, if you do need to uninstall the heatsink, please
follow the instructions below to prevent damage to the CPU or the
CPU socket.
1. Unscrew and remove the heatsink screws from the serverboard in the sequence as
show in the picture above.
2. Hold the heatsink and gently wriggle the heatsink to loosen it from the CPU. (Do
not use excessive force when wriggling the heatsink!!)
3. Once the heatsink is loose, remove it from the CPU.
4. Clean the surface of the CPU and the heatsink to get rid of the old thermal grease.
Reapply the proper amount of thermal grease on the surface before you re-install the
heatsink.
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Connecting Cables
Now that the processors are installed, the next step is to connect the cables to
the serverboard. These include the data (ribbon) cables for the peripherals and
control panel and the power cables.
Connecting Data Cables
The ribbon cables used to transfer data from the peripheral devices have been
carefully routed in preconfigured systems to prevent them from blocking the flow
of cooling air that moves through the system from front to back. If you need to
disconnect any of these cables, you should take care to reroute them as they
were originally after reconnecting them (make sure the red wires connect to the
pin 1 locations). If you are configuring the system, keep the airflow in mind when
routing the cables. The following data cables (with their serverboard connector
locations noted) should be connected. See the serverboard layout diagram in this
chapter for connector locations.
DVD-ROM Drive cable (JIDE1)
Control Panel cable (JF1, see next page)
SCSI drive cables (JA1)
Connecting Power Cables
The X7DBR-8 has a 20-pin primary power supply connector designated "JPW1"
for connection to the ATX power supply. Connect the appropriate connector from
the power supply to JPW1 to supply power to the serverboard. See the Connector
Definitions section in this chapter for power connector pin definitions.
In addition, your power supply must be connected to the 4-pin Auxiliary ATX Power
connection at JPW2 and the 8-pin Processor Power connector at JPW3.
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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. Please note that even and odd numbered pins are on opposite sides of
each header.
All JF1 wires have been bundled into single keyed ribbon cable to simplify their
connection. The red wire in the ribbon cable plugs into pin 1 of JF1. Connect
the other end of the cable to the Control Panel printed circuit board, located just
behind the system status LEDs in the chassis.
See the Connector Definitions section in this chapter for details and pin descriptions of JF1.
Figure 5-1. Front Control Panel Header Pins (JF1)
20
19
Ground
NMI
x (key)
x (key)
Power LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1
Vcc
NIC2
Vcc
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
Power Fail LED
Vcc
Ground
Reset
Ground
Power
2
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I/O Ports
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC 99 specification. See
Figure 5-2 below for the colors and locations of the various I/O ports.
Figure 5-2. Rear Panel I/O Ports
Note: the external SCSI port is included on the 6015B-8 only.
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Installing Memory
Note: Check the Supermicro web site for recommended memory modules.
CAUTION
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM modules
to prevent any possible damage. Also note that the memory is interleaved to improve performance (see step 1).
DIMM Installation (See Figure 5-5)
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots, starting with
DIMM#1A then DIMM#2A, etc.. The memory scheme is interleaved so you must
install two modules at a time. See the Memory Installation Table on the following
page.
2. Insert each DIMM module vertically into its slot. Pay attention to the notch along
the bottom of the module to prevent inserting the DIMM module incorrectly.
3. Gently press down on the DIMM module until it snaps into place in the slot.
Repeat for all modules (see step 1 above).
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Memory Support
The X7DBR-8 supports up to 32 GB of ECC FBD (Fully Buffered DIMM) DDR2667 or DDR2-533 SDRAM. The memory is an interleaved configuration, which
requires modules of the same size and speed to be installed in pairs. You should
not mix DIMMs of different sizes and speeds. See Figure 5-3 for installing memory
modules.
Number of
DIMMs
2 DIMMs
4 DIMMs
6 DIMMs
8 DIMMs
Branch 0
Bank 1
(Channel 0)
1A --- --1A --- --1A 1B --1A 1B ---
---------
Memory Installation Table
Branch 1
Bank 2
Bank 3
(Channel 1)
(Channel 2)
2A --- --- --- --- --- --2A --- --- --- 3A --- --2A 2B --- --- 3A --- --2A 2B --- --- 3A 3B ---
---------
Bank 4
(Channel 3)
--- --- --4A --- --4A --- --4A 4B ---
---------
Notes: i. DIMM slot# = DIMM slot to be populated; “---“ = empty DIMM slot. ii. Both
FBD 533 MHz and 667MHz DIMMs are supported; however, you need to use
memory modules of the same speed and type on a motherboard. iii. Interleaved
memory is supported when pairs of DIMM modules are installed in both Branch 0
and Branch 1. However, Interleaved memory is not available if only 2 DIMMs are
installed on the motherboard. iv. For memory to work properly, you need to follow
the restrictions listed above.
Figure 5-3. Installing a DIMM into a Slot
Notch
To Install: Insert module vertically
and press down until it snaps into
place. Pay attention to the bottom
notch.
Release
Tab
To Remove: Use your thumbs to gently push each release tab outward to
free the DIMM from the slot.
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Notch
Note: Notch
should align
with its
receptive point
on the slot
Release
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Adding PCI Cards
1. PCI Expansion Slots
The X7DBR-8 has two Universal PCI slots (each consisting of a x8 PCI-Express
slot and a 100 MHz PCI-X slot). Two preinstalled riser cards support the use of
one standard size 100 MHz PCI-X and one low profile PCI-X 100 MHz add-on card.
(Two riser cards to support one standard size and one low-profile x8 PCI-Express
add-on cards are included in the accessory box.)
(One 100 MHz PCI-X slot sup-
ports Zero Channel RAID.)
The CSE-RR1U-X riser supports a standard size PCI-X 100 MHz card and the
CSE-RR1U-XLP riser supports a low profile PCI-X 100 MHz card.
An additional two riser cards are included as accessories to support add-on cards
in the x8 PCI-Express slots: the CSE-RR1U-EL for a standard size x8 PCI-Express
card and the CSE-RR1U-ELP for a low profile x8 PCI-Express card.
2. PCI card installation
Before installing a PCI add-on card, make sure you install it into the correct riser
card. Begin by releasing the locking tab that corresponds to the slot you wish to
populate. Insert the expansion card into the correct riser card, pushing down with
your thumbs evenly on both sides of the card.
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Serverboard Details
Figure 5-4. SUPER X7DBR-8 Layout
(not drawn to scale)
BANK4
DIMM 4B
BANK3
J3P
Kybd
DIMM 3B
JPWF
JPW3
JPW2
JAR SMBUS_PS
JPW1
DIMM 4A
FAN1
Mouse
USB0/1
FAN2
DIMM 3A
BANK2
DIMM 1B
JF1
DIMM 2A
DIMM 1A
FAN3
North Bridge
(5000P)
CPU 2
PXH
JI2C2
FAN5
Slot #7: 100 MHz PCI-X (ZCR)
SXB-E3: x8 PCI-E
JWD
SXB-E2: x8 PCI-E
JCF1
JWF1
JPA1
JPL1/JPL2
Speaker
JPA3
VGA
JPA2
South Bridge
(ESB2)
AIC-7902W
ATI
ES 1000
DA2
JIDE1
Slot #6: 133 MHz PCI-X
JLAN2
J22
SXB-E1: x8 PCI-E
SGPIO1
BIOS SGPIO2
JBT1
JA2
Battery
JA1
JI2C1
JLAN1
FAN4
JIDE2 (Compact Flash)
SUPER
X7DBR-8
COM1
DIMM 2B
BANK1
CPU 1
JWOL
JPG1
COM2
SIMSO
SMB
LE1
JWOR
JD1
DA1/DA2
JOH1
JUSB3 JUSB2 SATA1 SATA3 SATA5
J7
SATA0 SATA2 SATA4
JL1
Notes:
Jumpers not noted are for test purposes only.
The JIDE2 slot is for Compact Flash card use only. To use, close jumper JCF1 and connect the compact flash
power to JWF1.
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X7DBR-8 Quick Reference
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
J3P
3rd Power Fail Detect
Open (Disabled)
JBT1
CMOS Clear
(See Section 5-9)
JCF1
JI2C1/JI2C2
Compact Flash Master/Slave Select
SMB to PCI
Closed (Master)
Pins 2-3 (Disabled)
JPG1
VGA Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPA1
JPA2/JPA3
SCSI Controller Enable/Disable
SCSI Ch A/B Termination En/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
Open (Enabled)
JPL1/ JPL2
JWD
JLAN1/JLAN2 Enable/Disable
Watch Dog
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
Connector
Description
COM1/COM2
FAN 1-5
J22
JA1/JA2
JAR
JD1
JF1
JIDE1
JIDE2
JL1
JLAN1/2
JOH1
JPW1
JPW2
JPW3
JPWF
JUSB2/JUSB3
JWF1
JWOL
JWOR
SATA0 ~ SATA5
SGPIO1/SGPIO2
SIMSO
SMB
SMBUS_PS
COM1/COM2 Serial Port Connector/Header
Fan Headers 1-5
Floppy Disk Drive Connector
U320 SCSI Channel A/B Ports
Alarm Reset
Power LED (pins1-3)/Speaker Header (pins 4-7)
Front Control Panel Connector
IDE Hard Drive Connector
Compact Flash Card Connector
Chassis Intrusion Header
Gigabit Ethernet Ports
Overheat LED
Primary 20-Pin ATX Power Connector
Auxiliary Power Connector
Processor Power Connector
Power Supply Fail Header
USB Headers (USB2/3 and USB4/5)
Compact Flash Card Power Connector
Wake-on-LAN Header
Wake-on-Ring Header
Intel (ESB2) SATA Ports
SGPIO Headers
IPMI 2.0 (with virtual media over LAN) Slot
System Management Bus Header
System Management (I2C) Power Header
USB0/1
USB Ports
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Connector Definitions
ATX Power 20-pin Connector
Pin Definitions (JPW1)
ATX Power Connector
Pin#
Definition
Pin #
Definition
11
GND8
1
GND1
The primary ATX power supply con-
12
+5V1
2
GND2
nector meets the SSI (Superset ATX)
13
+5V2
3
GND3
14
3.3V1
4
GND4
15
3.3V2
5
GND5
16
+5V/SB
6
GND6
17
+12V4
7
GND7
18
+12V5
8
+12V1
19
+12V6
9
+12V2
20
Blcoked
10
+12V3
20-pin specification. Make sure that
the orientation of the connector is
correct. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Auxiliary Power Connector
In addition to the Primary ATX power
connector (above), the Auxiliary 4-pin
connector at JPW2 must also be connected to your power supply. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Processor Power Connector
JPW3 must also be connected to the
power supply to provide power for the
processor(s). See the table on the
+12V 4-pin Aux. Power
Pin Definitions (JPW2)
Pins
Definition
1&2
Ground
3&4
+12V
Processor Power
Pin Definitions (JPW3)
Pins
Definition
1 through 4
Ground
5 through 8
+12V
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.
Power LED
Pin#
Definition
19
Control
20
Ground
Power LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power LED connection is located
on pins 15 and 16 of JF1. Refer to the
table on the right for pin definitions.
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Pin#
Definition
15
Vcc
16
Control
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HDD LED
HDD LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The HDD (IDE Hard Disk Drive) LED
Pin#
Definition
connection is located on pins 13 and
13
Vcc
14 of JF1. Attach the IDE hard drive
LED cable to display disk activity.
14
HD Active
Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
NIC1 LED
The NIC1 (Network Interface Controller) LED connection is located on pins
11 and 12 of JF1. Attach the NIC1
LED cable to display JLAN1 network
activity. Refer to the table on the right
for pin definitions.
NIC1 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
11
Vcc
12
Ground
NIC2 LED
The NIC2 (Network Interface Controller) LED connection is located on pins
9 and 10 of JF1. Attach the NIC2 LED
cable to display JLAN2 network activity. Refer to the table on the right for
pin definitions.
NIC2 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
9
Vcc
10
Ground
Overheat/Fan Fail LED (OH)
Connect an LED to the OH connection
on pins 7 and 8 of JF1 to provide advanced warning of chassis overheating or fan fail. Refer to the table on
the right for pin definitions.
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OH/Fan Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
7
Vcc
8
Ground
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Power Fail LED
Power Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power Fail LED connection is
Pin#
Definition
located on pins 5 and 6 of JF1. Re-
5
Vcc
fer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
6
Ground
Reset Button
Reset Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Reset Button connection is located on pins 3 and 4 of JF1. Attach
it to the hardware reset switch on the
computer case. Refer to the table on
the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
Power Button
The Power Button connection is
located on pins 1 and 2 of JF1. Momentarily contacting both pins will
power on/off the system. This button
can also be configured to function
as a suspend button (see the Power
Button Mode setting in BIOS). To turn
off the power when set to suspend
mode, depress the button for at least
4 seconds. Refer to the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Universal Serial Bus
(USB0/1)
Power Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
1
PW_ON
2
Ground
Universal Serial Bus
Pin Definitions (USB0/1)
USB0
Pin #
Definition
Two Universal Serial Bus ports are
located on the IO backplane. USB0
is the bottom connector and USB1 is
the top connector. See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
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USB1
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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Serial Ports
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM1/COM2)
The COM1 serial port is located on
Pin #
Definition
Pin #
Definition
the IO backplane. COM2 is a header
1
DCD
6
DSR
on the serverboard (see serverboard
layout for location). See the table on
2
RXD
7
RTS
3
TXD
8
CTS
the right for pin definitions.
4
DTR
9
RI
5
Ground
10
NC
Note: Pin 10 is included on the header but not on
the port. NC indicates no connection.
Power Fail Header
Power Fail Header
Pin Definitions (JPWF)
Connect a cable from your power supply to the Power Fail header to provide
you with warning of a power supply
failure. The warning signal is passed
through the PWR_LED pin to indicate
a power failure. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
P/S 1 Fail Signal
2
P/S 2 Fail Signal
3
P/S 3 Fail Signal
4
Alarm Reset
Note: This feature is only available when using
redundant Supermicro power supplies.
Fan Headers
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
(Fan1-5)
The X7DBR-8 has five fan headers,
designated Fan1 through Fan5. Fan
speed is controlled via Thermal Management with a BIOS setting. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground (Black)
2
+12V (Red)
3
Tachometer
4
PWM Control
Chassis Intrusion
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions (JL1)
A Chassis Intrusion header is located
at JL1. Attach the appropriate cable
to inform you of a chassis intrusion.
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Pin#
Definition
1
Intrusion Input
2
Ground
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Universal Serial Bus
Headers
Universal Serial Bus Headers
Pin Definitions (JUSB2/JUSB3)
Four additional USB headers (at
JUSB2 and JUSB3) are included on
the serverboard. These may be used
for front side access. A USB cable
(not included) is needed for the connection. See the table on the right for
USB2, USB4
Pin #
Definition
USB3, USB5
Pin #
Definition
1
+5V
1
+5V
2
PO-
2
PO-
3
PO+
3
PO+
4
Ground
4
Ground
5
Key
5
NC
pin definitions.
Power LED/Speaker
Speaker Connector
Pin Definitions (JD1)
On the JD1 header, pins 1-3 are for
a power LED, pins 4-7 are for the
speaker. See the table on the right
for speaker pin definitions. Note:
The speaker connector pins are for
use with an external speaker. If you
wish to use the onboard speaker, you
should close pins 6-7 with a jumper.
Pin #
Function
Definition
4
+
Speaker data (red wire)
5
Key
No connection
6
Key
7
Speaker data
PS/2 Keyboard and
Mouse Ports
Pin Definitions
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and
PS/2 Mouse Ports
The ATX PS/2 keyboard and the PS/2
mouse ports are located beside the
USB ports. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
NC
3
Ground
4
VCC
5
Clock
6
NC
Overheat LED
Connect an LED to the JOH1 header
to provide warning of a chassis overheating condition. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
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Overheat LED
Pin Definitions
(JOH1)
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V
2
OH Active
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Wake-On-LAN
Wake-On-LAN
Pin Definitions
(JWOL)
The Wake-On-LAN header is designated JWOL. See the table on the
right for pin definitions. You must
enable the LAN Wake-Up setting in
BIOS to use this feature. You must
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V Standby
2
Ground
3
Wake-up
also have a LAN card with a Wakeon-LAN connector and cable.
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 "wakeup" by an incoming call to the modem
when in suspend state. See the table
on the right for pin definitions. You
must have a WOR card and cable to
use this feature.
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground (Black)
2
Wake-up
SMB
SMB Header
Pin Definitions (SMB)
The System Management Bus header
(for the PCI bus) designated SMB is
located near the SATA0 port. Connect
the appropriate cable here to utilize
SMB on your system. See the table
on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
Ground
3
Clock
4
No Connection
SMBUS_PS (I2C)
Pin Definitions
SMBUS_PS
This header is for I2C, which may be
used to monitor the status of the power
supply. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
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Pin#
Definition
1
Clock
2
SMB Data
3
N/A
4
N/A
5
N/A
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JLAN1/2 (Ethernet Ports)
Two Ethernet ports (designated JLAN1
and JLAN2) are located beside the
VGA port on the I/O backplane. These
ports accept RJ45 type cables.
Alarm Reset (JAR)
The system will notify you in the event
of a power supply failure. This feature
assumes that Supermicro redundant
power supply units are installed in the
chassis. Connect a microswitch to the
JAR header to disable the power supply
fail alarm. Note: the 6015B-8 has only
a single power supply so this header
is unused
Compact Flash Card PWR
Connector
The Compact Flash Card Power
Connector is located at JWF1. For the
Compact Flash Card to work properly,
you will first need to connect the device's
power cable to JWF1 and correctly set
the Compact Flash Jumper (JCF1).
Alarm Reset
Pin Definitions (JAR)
Pin#
Definition
2
+5V
1
Ground
Compact Flash
Power Header
Pin Definitions (JWF1)
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V
2
Ground
3
Signal
SGPIO
The two headers labeled SGPIO1 and SGPIO2 are for SGPIO (Serial General
Purpose Input/Output). SGPIO provides a bus between the SATA controller and the
SATA drive backplane to provide SATA enclosure management functions. Connect
the appropriate cables from the backplane to the SGPIO1 and SGPIO2 headers to
utilize SATA management functions on your system.
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Jumper Settings
Explanation of
Jumpers
To modi f y the operat ion of the
serverboard, jumpers can be used
3
2
1
3
2
1
Connector
Pins
to choose between optional settings.
Jumpers create shorts between two
Jumper
pins to change the function of the
connector. Pin 1 is identified with a
square solder pad on the printed circuit
Setting
board. See the diagram at right for
an example of jumping pins 1 and 2.
Refer to the serverboard layout page
for jumper locations.
Note: On two-pin jumpers, "Closed"
means the jumper is on and "Open"
means the jumper is off the pins.
CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS and will also clear any passwords. Instead of pins,
this jumper consists of contact pads to prevent accidentally clearing the contents
of CMOS.
To clear CMOS,
1) First power down the system and unplug the power cord(s)
2) With the power disconnected, short the CMOS pads with a metal object such as
a small screwdriver
3) Remove the screwdriver (or shorting device)
4) Reconnect the power cord(s) and power on the system.
Note: Do not use the PW_ON connector to clear CMOS.
VGA Enable/Disable
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.
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VGA Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPG1)
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
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3rd Power Supply Fail Detect
Enable/Disable
3rd Power Supply Fail
Detect Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (J3P)
The system can notify you in the event
Jumper Setting
of a power supply failure. This feature
Open
Disabled
Closed
Enabled
assumes that three power supply units
are installed in the chassis with one act-
Definition
ing as a backup. If you only have one
or two power supply units installed, you
should disable this (the default setting)
with J3P to prevent false alarms. See
the table on right for pin definitions.
Note: J3P should be disabled on the
6015B-8, which has only a single power supply.
JLAN Enable/Disable
JLAN Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPL1, JPL2)
Change the setting of jumper JPL1 or
JPL2 to enable or disable the onboard
Ethernet (RJ45) ports JLAN1 and
JLAN2, respectively. See the table
on the right for jumper settings. The
default setting is enabled
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
Watch Dog Enable/Disable
JWD controls the Watch Dog function.
Watch Dog is a system monitor that
can reboot the system when a software
application is “hung up”. Pins 1-2 will
cause WD to reset the system if an
application is hung up. Pins 2-3 will
generate a non-maskable interrupt signal for the application that is hung up.
See the table on the right for jumper
settings. Watch Dog must also be enabled in BIOS.
Note: When enabled, the user needs
to write their own application software
to disable the Watch Dog Timer.
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Watch Dog
Jumper Settings (JWD)
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Reset
Pins 2-3
NMI
Open
Disabled
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Compact Flash Master/
Slave
Compact Flash
Master/Slave
Jumper Settings (JCF1)
The JCF1 jumper allows you to as-
Jumper Setting
sign either master or slave status to
Closed
Master
Open
Slave
a compact flash card populating the
JIDE#2 slot . See the table on the
Definition
right for jumper settings.
SCSI Controller Enable/
Disable
SCSI Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPA1)
Jumper JPA1 is used to enable or disable the onboard 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
Both Jumpers
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
SCSI Term. Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPA2/JPA3)
Jumpers JPA2/JPA3 are used to enable or disable termination for the
SCSI Channel A (JPA2) and Channel B
(JPA3) connectors. 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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SMB to PCI Slots
2
2
SMB to PCI
Jumper Settings (JI2C1, JI2C2)
Jumpers JI C1 and JI C2 allow you to
connect the PCI-X/PCI-E slots to the
Jumper Setting
System Management Bus. The default
Pins 1-2
Enabled
setting is pins 2-3 to disable the con-
Pins 2-3
Disabled
Definition
nection. See the table on the right for
jumper settings.
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JLAN LED
Connection Speed Indicator
JLAN LEDs
The Ethernet ports (located beside the
VGA port) have two LEDs. On each
Gigabit LAN port, one LED indicates
activity when blinking while the other
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 connection
speed LED.
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LED Color
Definition
Off
10 MHz
Green
100 MHz
Amber
1 GHz
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Note the following when connecting the floppy and hard disk drive cables:
•
The floppy disk drive cable has seven twisted wires.
•
A red mark on a wire typically designates the location of pin 1.
• A single floppy disk drive ribbon cable has 34 wires and two connectors to provide
for two floppy disk drives. The connector with twisted wires always connects to
drive A, and the connector that does not have twisted wires always connects to
drive B.
Floppy Connector
The floppy connector is designated
J22. See the table below for pin
definitions.
Floppy Drive Connector
Pin Definitions (J22)
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 Connectors
IDE Drive Connectors
Pin Definitions (JIDE1, JIDE2)
There are no jumpers to config-
Pin#
Definition
ure the onboard IDE#1 and #2
1
Reset IDE
2
Ground
connectors. See the table on
the right 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
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Pin #
Definition
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Ultra320 SCSI Ports
There are two SCSI ports on the
6 015B - 8.
SCSI Channel A is
designated JA1 and SCSI Channel B
is designated JB1. Refer to the table
at right for the pin definitions.
Ultra320 SCSI Drive Ports
Pin Definitions (JA1/JB1)
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 SC815S-560 chassis. For component installation, follow the steps
in the order given to eliminate the most common problems encountered. If some
steps are unnecessary, skip ahead to the next step.
Tools Required
The only tool you will need to install components and perform maintenance is a
Philips screwdriver.
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Static-Sensitive Devices
Electrostatic 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 serverboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic bags
when not in use.
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the serverboard.
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Figure 6-1. Chassis: Front and Rear Views
Slim DVD-ROM Drive
Slim Floppy Drive (optional)
SCSI Drive Bays
Power Supply Module
Mouse/Keyboard Ports
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USB Ports
COM1 Port
System LEDs
Control Panel
System Reset
Main Power
PCI Expansion Slots (w/ riser cards)
Ethernet Ports
VGA Port
External SCSI Port
Control Panel
The control panel (located on the front of the chassis) must be connected to the
JF1 connector on the serverboard to provide you with system status indications.
These wires have been bundled together as a ribbon cable to simplify the connection. Connect the cable from JF1 on the serverboard to the appropriate header on
the Control Panel PCB (printed circuit board). Make sure the red wire plugs into
pin 1 on both connectors. Pull all excess cabling out of the airflow path.
The control panel LEDs inform you of system status. See "Chapter 3: System
Interface" for details on the LEDs and the control panel buttons. Details on JF1
can be found in "Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup."
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6-3
System Fans
Four 40-mm heavy duty counter-rotating fans provide the cooling for the SuperServer
6015B-8. Each fan unit is actually made up of two fans joined back-to-back, which
rotate in opposite directions. This counter-rotating action generates exceptional
airflow and works to dampen vibration levels. It is very important that the chassis
top cover is properly installed and making a good seal in order for the cooling air to
circulate properly through the chassis and cool the components. See Figure 6-2.
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 any 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 two fans has failed. Then power down the system before replacing a fan.
Removing the power cord(s) is also recommended as a safety precaution.
Replacing System Fans
1. Removing a fan
After turning off the power to the system, first remove the chassis cover and unplug
the fan cable from the motherboard. Unscrew the failed blower fan from the chassis
and pull it completely out from the serverboard.
2. Installing a new fan
Replace the failed fan with an identical 40-mm, 12 volt fan (available from
Supermicro: p/n FAN-0086L). Push the new fan into the vacant space in the housing while making sure the arrows on the top of the fan (indicating air direction) point
in the same direction as the arrows on the other fans. Reposition the fan housing
back over the two mounting posts in the chassis, then reconnect the fan wires to
the same chassis fan headers you removed them from. Power up the system and
check that the fan is working properly and that the LED on the control panel has
turned off. Finish by replacing the chassis cover.
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Figure 6-2. System Cooling Fans
6-4
Drive Bay Installation/Removal
Removing the Front Bezel
If your system has a front bezel (optional) attached to the chassis, you must first
remove it to gain access to the drive bays. To remove the bezel, first unlock the
front of the chassis then press the release knob (see Figure 6-3). Carefully remove the bezel with both hands. A filter located within the bezel can be removed
for replacement/cleaning. It is recommended that you keep a maintenance log of
filter cleaning/replacement, since its condition will affect the airflow throughout the
whole system.
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Figure 6-3. Removing the Front Bezel
1. Unlock
2. Press release knob
3. Remove bezel assembly
Accessing the Drive Bays
SCSI Drives: Because of their hotswap capability, you do not need to access the
inside of the chassis or power down the system to install or replace SCSI drives.
Proceed to the next section for instructions.
DVD-ROM/Floppy Disk Drives: For installing/removing a DVD-ROM or floppy disk
drive, you will need to gain access to the inside of the 6015B-8 by removing the
top cover of the chassis. Proceed to the "DVD-ROM and Floppy Drive Installation"
section later in this chapter for instructions.
Note: Only "slim" DVD-ROM and floppy drives will fit into the 6015B-8.
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SCSI Drive Installation
1. Mounting a SCSI drive in a drive carrier
The SCSI drives are mounted in drive carriers to simplify their installation and
removal from the chassis. These carriers also help promote proper airflow for
the drive bays. For this reason, even empty carriers without drives installed must
remain in the chassis. To add a new SCSI drive, install it into the carrier with the
printed circuit board side facing down so that the mounting holes align with those
in the carrier. Secure the drive to the carrier with six screws, as shown in Figure
6-4.
Figure 6-4. Mounting a Drive in a Carrier
!
Use caution when working around the SCSI backplane. Do not
touch the backplane with any metal objects and make sure no
ribbon cables touch the backplane or obstruct the holes, which
aid in proper airflow.
!
Important: Regardless of how many SCSI hard drives are installed,
all drive carriers must remain in the drive bays to maintain proper
airflow.
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2. Installing/removing hot-swap SCSI drives
The SCSI drive carriers are all easily accessible at the front of the chassis. These
hard drives are hot-pluggable, meaning they can be removed and installed without
powering down the system. To remove a carrier, push the release button located
beside the drive LEDs. Then swing the colored handle fully out and use it to pull
the unit straight out (see Figure 6-5).
Note: Your operating system must have RAID support to enable the hot-plug capability of the SCSI drives.
Figure 6-5. Removing a Drive from the Server
SCSI Backplane
The SCSI drives plug into a backplane that provides power, drive ID and bus termination. A RAID controller can be used with the backplane to provide data security.
The operating system you use must have RAID support to enable the hot-swap
capability of the drives. The backplane is already preconfigured, so there are no
jumpers or switches present on it.
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DVD-ROM and Floppy Drive Installation
The top cover of the chassis must be opened to gain full access to the DVD-ROM
and floppy drive bays. The 6015B-8 accomodates only slim-line DVD-ROM drives.
Side mounting brackets are needed to mount a slim-line DVD-ROM drive in the
6015B-8 server.
You must power down the system before installing or removing a floppy or DVDROM drive. First, release the retention screws that secure the server unit to the
rack. Grasp the two handles on either side and pull the unit straight out until it locks
(you will hear a "click"). Next, depress the two buttons on the top of the chassis
to release the top cover and at the same time, push the cover away from you until
it stops. You can then lift the top cover from the chassis to gain full access to the
inside of the server.
With the chassis cover removed, unplug the power and data cables from the drive
you want to remove. Then locate the locking tab at the rear of the drive. It will be
on the left side of the drive when viewed from the front of the chassis. Pull the tab
away from the drive and push the drive unit out the front of the chassis. Add a new
drive by following this procedure in reverse order. You may hear a faint *click* of the
locking tab when the drive is fully inserted. Remember to reconnect the data and
power cables to the drive before replacing the chassis cover and restoring power
to the system. Please be aware of the following:
•
The floppy disk drive cable has seven twisted wires.
•
A color mark on a cable typically designates the location of pin 1.
• A single floppy disk drive ribbon cable has 34 wires and two connectors to provide
for two floppy disk drives. The connector with twisted wires always connects to
drive A, and the connector that does not have twisted wires always connects to
drive B.
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Power Supply
The SuperServer 6015B-8 has a single 560 watt power supply, which is auto-switching capable. This enables it to automatically sense and operate at a 100v to 240v
input voltage. An amber light will be illuminated on the power supply when the power
is off. An illuminated green light indicates that the power supply is operating.
Power Supply Failure
If the power supply unit fails, the system will shut down and you will need to replace
the unit. Replacement units can be ordered directly from Supermicro (see contact
information in the Preface). As there is only one power supply unit in the 6015B-8,
power must be completely removed from the server before removing and replacing
the power supply unit for whatever reason.
Removing/Replacing the Power Supply
1. Removing the power supply
First unplug the power cord from the power supply module. To remove the failed
power module, first remove the top chassis cover then locate and remove the two
screws on the inner side of the power supply module that secure it to the chassis.
Next, push the release tab (on the back of the power supply) to the right and then
pull the module straight out with the handle provided (see Figure 6-6). The power
supply wiring was designed to detach automatically when the module is pulled from
the chassis.
2. Installing a new power supply
Replace the failed power module with another PWS-561-1H20 power supply module. Simply push the new power supply module into the power bay until you hear
a click. Secure it to the chassis with the two screws that were previously removed.
Finish by plugging the AC power cord back into the module.
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Figure 6-6. Removing/Replacing the Power Supply
Screws on inside edge
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Chapter 7
BIOS
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Introduction
This chapter describes the Phoenix BIOS™ Setup utility for the X7DBR-8. 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 press the <Enter> key to access the submenu.
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Chapter 7: BIOS
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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IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave, IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave, SATA
Port2 and SATA Port3
These settings allow the user to set the parameters of IDE Channel 0 Master/
Slave, IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave, IDE Channel 2 Master, IDE Channel 3 Master
slots. Hit <Enter> to activate the following sub-menu screen for detailed options
of these items. Set the correct configurations accordingly. The items included in
the sub-menu are:
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 Channel 0
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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Parallel ATA
This setting allows the user to enable or disable the function of Parallel ATA. The
options are Channel 0 and Channel 1.
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: 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 Windows 2000 OS
or later versions.)
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 a 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. If this item is set to Disabled, the item-SATA AHCI
Enable will be available.) 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.
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.)
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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.
QuietBoot Mode
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the graphic logo screen during
boot-up.
POST Errors
Set to Enabled to display POST Error Messages if an error occurs during bootup.
If set to Disabled, the system will continue to boot without displaying any error
messages even when a boot error occurs.
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
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.
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)
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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.
PCI Parity Error Forwarding
The feature allows SERR and PERR errors detected in PCI slots to be sent
(forwarded) to the BIOS DMI Event Log for the user to review. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
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 PCI-X#1-#2, MASS (Mass Data Storage)
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, and PCI-X 100 MHz.
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Slot1 PCI-X 100MHz, Slot2 PCI-X 100MHz ZCR, Slot3 PCI-Exp x8,
Slot4 PCI-Exp x8 and Slot5 PCI-Exp x8
Access the submenu for each of the settings above to make changes to the
following:
Option ROM Scan
When enabled, this setting will initialize the device expansion ROM. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Enable Master
This setting allows you to enable the selected device as the PCI bus master.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Latency Timer
This setting allows you to set the clock rate for Bus Master. A 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: Exercise 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.
SERR Signal Condition
This setting specifies the ECC Error conditions that an SERR# is to be asserted.
The options are None, Single Bit, Multiple Bit, and Both.
4GB PCI Hole Granularity
This feature allows you to select the granularity of PCI hole for PCI slots. If MTRRs
are not enough, this option may be used to reduce MTRR occupation. The options
are: 256 MB, 512 MB, 1GB and 2GB.
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Memory Branch Mode
This option determines how the two memory branches operate. System address
space can either be interleaved between the two branches or Sequential from one
branch to another. Mirror mode allows data correction by maintaining two copies
of data in two branches. Single Channel 0 allows a single DIMM population during
system manufacturing. The options are Interleave, Sequential, Mirroring, and
Single Channel 0.
Branch 0 Rank Interleaving & Sparing
Select enable to enable the functions of Memory Interleaving and Memory Sparing
for Branch 0 Rank. The options for Memory Interleaving are 1:1, 2:1 and 4:1. The
options for Sparing are Enabled and Disabled.
Branch 1 Rank Interleaving & Sparing
Select enable to enable the functions of Memory Interleaving and Memory Sparing
for Branch 1 Rank. The options for Memory Interleaving are 1:1, 2:1 and 4:1. The
options for Sparing are Enabled and Disabled.
Enhanced x8 Detection
Select Enabled to enable Enhanced x8 DRAM UC Error Detection. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
Crystal Beach Features
This feature cooperates with Intel I/O AT (Acceleration Technology) to accelerate
the performance of TOE devices. (*Note: A TOE device is a specialized, dedicated
processor that is installed on an add-on card or a network card to handle some or all
packet processing of this add-on card. For this motherboard, the TOE device is built
inside the ESB 2 South Bridge chip.) The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Route Port 80h Cycles to
This feature allows the user to decide which bus to send debug information to.
The options are PCI and LPC.
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.
Enabling Multi-Media Timer
Select Yes to activate a set of timers that are alternative to the traditional 8254
timers for the OS use. The options are Yes and No.
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.
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Advanced Processor Options
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
CPU Speed
This is a display that indicates the speed of the installed processor.
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 Hyperthreading Technology, which will result in increased
CPU performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Core-Multi-Processing (Available when supported by the CPU)
Set to Enabled to use a processor's Second Core and beyond. (Please refer to
Intel's web site for more information.) 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.
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.
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.)
Execute Disable Bit (Available when supported by the CPU)
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. (For more information
regarding hardware/software support for this function, please refer to Intel's and
Microsoft's web sites.)
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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 default
settings are Disabled for the Intel 5100 Series Processors and Enable for the
5000 Series Processors.
Hardware Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU)
Set to this option to enabled to enable the hardware components that are used in
conjunction with software programs to prefetch data in order to shorten execution
cycles and maximize data processing efficiency. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
PECI Absent Alarm (Available when supported by the CPU)
If set to Enabled, the PECI Absent Alarm will be activated if the function of PECI
(Platform Environment Control Interface) is not available for the onboard process(es)
or for the motherboard. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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.
Intel EIST Support (Available when supported by the CPU)
Select Enabled to use the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology and allows the
system to automatically adjust processor voltage and core frequency in an effort
to reduce power consumption and heat dissipation. The options are Enabled and
Disabled. Please refer to Intel’s web site for detailed information.
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.
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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+, VT-UTF8 and ASCII.
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
Note: The Phoenix BIOS will automatically detect the type of CPU(s) and
hardware monitoring chip used on the motherboard and will display the
Hardware Monitoring Screen accordingly. Your Hardware Monitoring Screen
may look like the one shown on this page, on p. 7-19, or on p. 7-20, depending
on the type of CPU(s) and HW Monitoring chip you are using.
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:
CPU1 Temperature
CPU1 Second Core Temperature
CPU2 Temperature
CPU2 Second Core Temperature
System Temperature
Fan1-Fan5 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, Vcore B
-12V
P1V5
+3.3V
+12V
5Vsb
5VDD
P_VTT
Vbat
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Hardware Monitor Logic
CPU Temperature Threshold (*See the Note on Page 4-18.)
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:
CPU1 Temperature
CPU1 Second Core
CPU2 Temperature
CPU2 Second Core
System Temperature
Fan1-Fan5 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:
P12V_VR0
P12V_VR1
FSB VTT
PXHV Vcore
ES2B Vcore
CPU1Vcore
CPU2Vcore
P3V3
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Hardware Monitor Logic (See the Note on page 7-18.)
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 hardcode default setting is 75oC.
CPU1 Temperature/CPU1 Second Core
CPU2 Temperature/CPU2 Second Core
Temperature Monitoring (*Available if supported by the CPU)
Highlight this and hit <Enter> to see monitor data for the following PECI (Platform
Environment Control Interface) items:
PECI
PECI
PECI
PECI
Agent
Agent
Agent
Agent
1
2
3
4
Temperature
Temperature
Temperature
Temperature
System Temperature
Fan1-Fan5 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, Vcore B
-12V
P1V5
+3.3V
+12V
5Vsb
5VDD
P_VTT
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
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.
Fixed Disk n
Fixed disk n (0-3) identified.
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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.
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 ????.
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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
Jump to UserPatch1
Configure advanced cache registers
Initialize Multi Processor APIC
Enable external and CPU caches
Setup System Management Mode (SMM) area
Display external L2 cache size
Load custom defaults (optional)
Display shadow-area message
Display 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
Jump to UserPatch2
Build MPTABLE for multi-processor boards
Install CD ROM for boot
Clear huge ES segment register
Fix up Multi Processor table
1-2 Search for option ROMs and shadow if successful. One
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 the 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
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Installing Drivers
After you've installed the Windows Operating System, insert the driver CD that came
with your system into the CD-ROM drive and the screen shown below will appear.
You are now ready to install additional software programs and drivers. To install
these programs and drivers, click the icons to the right of these items.
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
Note: Click the icons showing a hand writing on paper to view the readme files for
each item. Click a computer icon to the right of an item to install an item (from top
to the bottom) one at a time. After installing each item, you must re-boot the
system before proceeding with the next item on the list. You should install
everything here except for the SUPER Doctor utility and the storage managers,
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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Configuring 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
CD-ROM 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.
Note: The default User Name and Password for SuperDoctor III is ADMIN / ADMIN.
Note: When SuperDoctor III is first installed, it adopts the temperature threshold
settings that have been set in BIOS. Any subsequent changes to these thresholds
must be made within Super Doctor, as the Super Doctor settings override the BIOS
settings. To set the BIOS temperature threshold settings again, you would first need
to uninstall SuperDoctor III.
Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen-I (Health Information)
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Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen-II (Remote Control)
Note: SD III Software Revision 1.0 can be downloaded from our Web site at:
ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/utility/Supero_Doctor_III/. You can also download SDIII
User's Guide at: http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/Manuals/SDIII/UserGuide.
pdf. For Linux, we will still recommend that you use Supero Doctor II.
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Appendix D: System Specifications
Appendix D
System Specifications
Processors
Single or dual Intel® Xeon™ 5100/5000 Sequence processors at a front side
(system) bus speed of 1333/1066/667 MHz.
Note: Please refer to our web site for a complete listing of supported processors.
Chipset
Intel 5000P/ESB2 chipset
BIOS
8 Mb Phoenix® Flash ROM
Memory Capacity
Eight 240-pin DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of ECC FBD DDR2-667/533
SDRAM.
Note: Dual channel memory - requires memory to be installed two modules at a time. See the
memory section in Chapter 5 for details.
SCSI Controller
AIC-7902W for dual channel Ultra320 SCSI
SCSI Drive Bays
Four (4) hot-swap drive bays to house four (4) SCSI drives
Peripheral Drive Bays
One (1) slim floppy drive (optional)
One (1) slim DVD-ROM drive
Expansion Slots (provided with included riser cards)
Two (2) Universal 100 MHz PCI-X/ PCI-Express x8 slots for one standard size
card and one low-profile card (with the use of the included riser cards)
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Motherboard
X7DBR-8 (Extended ATX form factor)
Dimensions: 12 x 13.05 in (305 x 331 mm)
Chassis
SC815S-560 Form Factor: 1U rackmount
Dimensions: (WxHxD) 17 x 1.7 x 25.6 in. (432 x 43 x 650 mm)
Weight
Gross (Bare Bone): 40 lbs. (18.2 kg.)
System Cooling
Four (4) 40-mm heavy-duty counter-rotating fans
System Input Requirements
AC Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Rated Input Current: 10A (115V) to 5A (230V)
Rated Input Frequency: 50-60 Hz
Power Supply
Rated Output Power: 560W (Model# PWS-561-1H20)
Rated Output Voltages: +3.3V (21A), +5V (25A), 12VALL (43.6A), -12V (0.6A),
+5Vsb (3A)
BTU Rating
2956 BTUs/hr (for rated output power of 560W)
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)
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Appendix D: System Specifications
Regulatory Compliance
Electromagnetic Emissions:
FCC Class A, EN 55022 Class A, EN 61000-3-2/-3-3, CISPR 22 Class A
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)
California Best Management Practices Regulations for Perchlorate Materials:
This Perchlorate warning applies only to products containing CR (Manganese
Dioxide) Lithium coin cells. “Perchlorate Material-special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate”
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