Supermicro SuperServer 6015X-TV, Silver User manual

Supermicro SuperServer 6015X-TV, Silver User manual
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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 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X8. Installation and maintenance should be performed by experienced technicians
only.
The 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-8 is a high-end server based on the SC819TQ-700/
SC819S-700 1U rackmount chassis and the X7DBX-i/X7DBX-8, a dual processor
serverboard that supports Intel® XeonTM LGA 771 processors 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 X7DBX-i/X7DBX-8
serverboard and the SC819TQ-700/SC819S-700 chassis, which comprise the
6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-8.
Chapter 2: Server Installation
This chapter describes the steps necessary to install the 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-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
6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-8.
Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
Chapter 5 provides detailed information on the X7DBX-i/X7DBX-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 SC819TQ-700/SC819S-700
server chassis. You should follow the procedures given in this chapter when installing, removing or reconfiguring SAS/SATA/SCSI or peripheral drives and when
replacing system power supply modules 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
Choosing a Setup Location ...................................................................... 2-2
Rack Precautions ..................................................................................... 2-2
Server Precautions ................................................................................... 2-2
Rack Mounting Considerations ................................................................ 2-3
2-4
Installing the System into a Rack ................................................................... 2-4
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
UID ........................................................................................................... 3-1
Power ....................................................................................................... 3-1
3-3
Control Panel LEDs ........................................................................................ 3-2
UID ........................................................................................................... 3-2
Overheat/Fan Fail .................................................................................... 3-2
NIC2 ......................................................................................................... 3-2
NIC1 ......................................................................................................... 3-2
HDD .......................................................................................................... 3-3
Power ....................................................................................................... 3-3
3-4
Drive Carrier LEDs ......................................................................................... 3-3
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Chapter 4: System Safety
4-1
Electrical Safety Precautions .......................................................................... 4-1
4-2
General Safety Precautions ........................................................................... 4-2
4-3
ESD Precautions ............................................................................................ 4-3
4-4
Operating Precautions .................................................................................... 4-4
Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
5-1
Handling the Serverboard .............................................................................. 5-1
5-2
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
X7DBX-i/X7DBX-8 Layout ...................................................................... 5-10
X7DBX-i/X7DBX-8 Quick Reference ...................................................... 5-11
5-8
Connector Definitions ................................................................................... 5-12
ATX Main Power Connector ................................................................... 5-12
9-pin 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 ...................................................................................... 5-13
PB UID/UID LED .................................................................................... 5-14
Power Button .......................................................................................... 5-14
Fan Headers .......................................................................................... 5-14
Universal Serial Bus Ports (USB0/1) ..................................................... 5-15
Universal Serial Bus Headers ................................................................ 5-15
Serial Port/Header .................................................................................. 5-15
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Ports ......................................... 5-15
Wake-On-LAN ........................................................................................ 5-16
Wake-On-Ring ........................................................................................ 5-16
SMB ........................................................................................................ 5-16
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Chassis Intrusion .................................................................................... 5-16
LAN 1/2 (Ethernet Ports) ....................................................................... 5-17
Compact Flash Card PWR Headers ...................................................... 5-17
5-9
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................ 5-17
Explanation of Jumpers ......................................................................... 5-17
CMOS Clear ........................................................................................... 5-18
VGA Enable/Disable ............................................................................... 5-18
LAN Enable/Disable ............................................................................... 5-18
SCSI Controller Enable/Disable ............................................................. 5-19
SCSI Termination Enable/Disable .......................................................... 5-19
Watch Dog Enable/Disable .................................................................... 5-19
Compact Flash Master/Slave ................................................................. 5-20
SMB to PCI-X/E Slots ............................................................................ 5-20
5-10 Onboard Indicators ....................................................................................... 5-20
LAN1/LAN2 LEDs .................................................................................. 5-20
Onboard Power LED .............................................................................. 5-21
Unit Identifier .......................................................................................... 5-21
5-11 Floppy, IDE, SCSI and SATA Drive Connections ......................................... 5-22
Floppy Connector ................................................................................... 5-22
IDE Connectors ...................................................................................... 5-23
SATA Ports ............................................................................................. 5-23
SCSI Connectors ................................................................................... 5-24
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
6-5
Power Supply ................................................................................................. 6-9
Power Supply Failure ............................................................................... 6-9
Removing/Replacing the Power Supply ................................................... 6-9
Chapter 7: BIOS
7-1
Introduction ..................................................................................................... 7-1
7-2
Running Setup ................................................................................................ 7-2
7-3
Main BIOS Setup ............................................................................................ 7-2
7-4
Advanced Setup ............................................................................................. 7-7
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7-5
Security ......................................................................................................... 7-24
7-6
Boot .............................................................................................................. 7-25
7-7
Exit ................................................................................................................ 7-26
Appendices:
Appendix A: BIOS POST Messages ........................................................................ A-1
Appendix B: BIOS POST Codes .............................................................................. B-1
Appendix C: Software Installation ........................................................................... C-1
Appendix D: System Specifications ........................................................................ D-1
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Chapter 1
Introduction
1-1
Overview
The 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-8 is a high-end server comprised of two main subsystems: the SC819TQ-700/SC819S-700 1U server chassis and the X7DBX-i/X7DBX-8
quad processor serverboard. Please refer to our web site for information on operating systems that have been certified for use with the 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-8
(www.supermicro.com).
In addition to the serverboard and chassis, various hardware components have
been included with the 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-8, as listed below:
One (1) slim DVD-ROM drive [DVM-PNSC-824(B)]
Five (5) sets of 4-cm counter-rotating fans (FAN-0085)
One (1) front control panel cable (CBL-0087)
One (1) rackmount kit (CSE-PT51)
SAS Accessories (6015X-3 only)
One (1) SAS backplane (BPN-SAS-818TQ)
One (1) iPass cable (CBL-0172L-02)
SATA Accessories (6015X-T only)
One (1) SATA backplane (BPN-SAS-818TQ)
One (1) SATA data cable (CBL-0137-02)
Three (3) SATA drive carriers [MCP-220-00001-03(01)]
SCSI Accessories (6015X-8 only)
Three (3) SCA SCSI hard drive carriers [MCP-220-00001-03(01)]
One (1) SCSI backplane (CSE-SCA-818S)
One (1) Ultra320 SCSI cable (CBL-0063)
One (1) CD containing drivers and utilities
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Serverboard Features
At the heart of the 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-8 lies the X7DBX-i/X7DBX-8, a dual processor serverboard based on the Intel 5000P chipset. Below are the main features
of the X7DBX-i/X7DBX-8 (see Figure 1-1 for a block diagram of the chipset).
Processors
The X7DBX-i/X7DBX-8 supports dual Intel Xeon 5300/5100/5000 series processors
in 771-pin LGA sockets. Please refer to the serverboard description pages on our
web site for a complete listing of supported processors.
Memory
The X7DBX-i/X7DBX-8 has eight 240-pin DIMM slots supporting up to 32 GB of
FBD (Fully Buffered Data) ECC DDR2-667/533 SDRAM. DIMMs must be installed
in pairs (interleaved memory configurations only supported). Please refer to Section 5-5 for details.
SAS Subsystem (6015X-3)
The 6015X-3 includes a SAS add-on card with an LSI 1068E controller chip to
support up to three SAS drives in the system, which are RAID 0, 1 and 10 supported. The SAS drives are hot-swappable units. Note: The operating system
you use must have RAID support to enable the hot-swap capability and RAID
function of the SAS drives.
Serial ATA Subsystem
An on-chip (ESB2) SATA controller is integrated into the X7DBX-i/X7DBX-8 to
provide a six-port, 3 Gb/sec Serial ATA subsystem, which is RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
supported. The SATA drives are hot-swappable units. Note: The operating system you use must have RAID support to enable the hot-swap capability and RAID
function of the Serial ATA drives.
SCSI Subsystem (6015X-8)
The X7DBX-8 includes an onboard Adaptec AIC-7902 dual-channel SCSI controller, which supports four 80-pin SCA Ultra320 SCSI hard drives (RAID 0, 1 and 10
supported.). (Standard 1" drives are supported. SCA = Single Connection Attachment.) The SCSI drives are connected to an SCA backplane that provides power,
bus termination and configuration settings. The SCSI drives are hot-swappable
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units. Note: The operating system you use must have RAID support to enable
the hot-swap capability and RAID function of the SCSI drives.
PCI Expansion Slots
The X7DBX-i/X7DBX-8 has two Universal PCI slots. The left slot supports one
PCI-Express x8 card or one 133 MHz PCI-X card. The right slot supports one
PCI-Express x4 card or one 100 MHz PCI-X card. An additional PCI-Express x8
slot is provided in the JPCIE3 slot. See Section 5-6 for details.
Onboard Controllers/Ports
One floppy drive controller and one onboard ATA/100 controller are 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.
Graphics Controller
The X7DBX-i/X7DBX-8 features an integrated video controller based on the ES1000
graphics chip. The ES1000 was designed specifically for servers, featuring low
power consumption, high reliability and superior longevity.
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 6015X-T/6015X-8 is a high-end, scaleable server platform built upon the
SC819TQ-700/SC819S-700 1U server chassis. The 2U in 1UTM design of the SC819
allows it to accommodate five add-on cards (including an IPMI card), a capability
typically found only in 2U chassis and above. The following is a general outline of
the main features of the SC819TQ-700/SC819S-700 chassis.
System Power
The SC819TQ-700/SC819S-700 features a single 700W power supply. Power must
be removed from the system before servicing or replacing the power supply.
SAS/SATA/SCSI Drives
The SC819TQ-700/SC819S-700 chassis was designed to support three SAS
(6015X-3), SATA (6015X-T) or SCSI (6015X-8) hard drives, which are hot-swappable units. Note: The operating system you use must have RAID support to
enable the hot-swap capability of the SAS/SATA/SCSI drives.
PCI Expansion Slots
Three standard size and one low-profile PCI-E/PCI-X add-on cards may be used
with the SC819TQ-700/SC819S-700 chassis. See section 5-6 for details.
Control Panel
The SC819TQ-700/SC819S-700's control panel provides you with system monitoring and control. LEDs indicate system power, HDD activity, network activity (2),
overheat/fan failure and UID (Unit Identifier). A main power button and a UID button
is also included.
I/O Backplane
The SC819TQ-700/SC819S-700 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.
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Cooling System
The SC819TQ-700/SC819S-700 chassis has an innovative cooling design that
features five sets of 4-cm 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.
Figure 1-1. Intel 5000P Chipset:
System Block Diagram
Note: This is a general block diagram. Please see Chapter 5 for details.
PORT
#2,3
PORT
#0
PORT PORT
#4
#3
PCI-X 133
IDE CONN
EXPBUS
PORT
#1,2
3.0Gb/S
PORT
#0
USB 2.0
PCI33MHz
LPC
KUMERAN
RJ45
SATA
#0-5
PCI-EX4
EBUS CONN
USB
#0-4
VGA
ES1000
PCI-EX8
GB LAN
GILGAL
SIO
W83627 EHF
RJ45
FDD
VGA
CONN
PCI-EX4
JPCIE1
JPCIE2
PCI-EX8
ESB2
1-5
MS
KB
FWH
COM1
COM2
#4B
#4A
#3B
#2B
#2A
#3A
#1B
ATA100
FBD DIMM
FBDCHNL3
PORT
#4
FBD DIMM
PCI-EX4
FBD DIMM
FBDCHNL2
PCIE X8
JPCIX1
PCI-X Slot
FBDCHNL1
#1A
PORT
#5
FBDCHNL0
5000P
MCH
FBD DIMM
PCI-EX4
PORT
#6,7
PCIE X4
JPCIE3
PCI-EXP X16
PCI-X 133
PCI-X SLOT ZCR
JPCIX2
PXH-V A
PCI-EX8
ISL6307
667/1067/1333
MT/S
667/1067/1333
MT/S
SCSI
7902
VRM
PROCESSOR#1
PROCESSOR#2
VRM
ISL6307
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Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
Web Site:
SuperMicro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
+1 (408) 503-8000
+1 (408) 503-8008
[email protected] (General Information)
[email protected] (Technical Support)
www.supermicro.com
Europe
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
SuperMicro Computer B.V.
Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
+31 (0) 73-6400390
+31 (0) 73-6416525
[email protected] (General Information)
[email protected] (Technical Support)
[email protected] (Customer Support)
Asia-Pacific
Address:
SuperMicro, Taiwan
4F, No. 232-1, Liancheng Rd.
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei County
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel:
+886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3991
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com.tw
Technical Support:
Email:
[email protected]
Tel:
886-2-8228-1366, ext.132 or 139
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Chapter 2
Server Installation
2-1 Overview
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get your 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-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 pre-installed. 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 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-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 6015X-3/6015XT/6015X-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 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-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 SAS/SATA/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 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-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.
Installing the Server into a Telco Rack
To install the 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-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.
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Figure 2-3. Installing the Server into a Rack
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Checking the Serverboard Setup
After you install the 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-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 2-4)
First, release the retention screws that secure the system to the rack. Grasp the two
handles on either side and pull the system straight out until it locks (you will hear
a "click"). Next, release the thumbscrew at the middle rear of the top cover. Then
depress the two buttons on the top of the chassis to release the top cover. Push
the cover away from you (toward the rear of the chassis) until it stops. 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 an add-on card 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 2-4. 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 SAS/SATA/SCSI
drives and SAS/SATA/SCSI backplane have been properly installed and all connections have been made.
1. Accessing the drive bays
All drives are accessable from the front of the server. For servicing the DVDROM and floppy drives, you will need to remove the top chassis cover. The
SAS/SATA/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 pre-installed 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 SAS/SATA/SCSI disk drives
Depending upon your system's configuration, your system may have one or more
drives already installed. If you need to install SAS/SATA/SCSI drives, please
refer to Chapter 6.
4. Check the airflow
Airflow is provided by five sets of 4-cm 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 SAS/SATA/
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. These are (in
order from left to right) a reset button and a power on/off button.
UID: Depressing the UID (unit identifier) button illuminates an LED on both
the front and rear of the chassis for easy system location in large stack configurations. The LED will remain on until the button is pushed a second time. Another
UID button on the rear of the chassis serves the same function.
Power: The main power switch 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 SC819TQ-700/SC819S-700 chassis
has six 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.
UID: This LED turns on when either the front or the rear UID button is pushed.
Pushing either button a second time will turn this LED off.
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.
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HDD: Indicates IDE channel activity. On the 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-8 this
light indicates SAS/SATA/SCSI and/or DVD-ROM drive activity when flashing.
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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Drive Carrier LEDs
SAS Drives (6015X-3)
Each SAS drive carrier has two LEDs:
Green: When illuminated, the green LED on the front of the SAS drive carrier
indicates drive activity. A connection to the backplane enables this LED to blink on
and off when that particular drive is being accessed.
Red: The SES2 compliant backplane activates the red LED to indicate a
drive failure. If one of the SAS drives fail, you should be notified by your system
management software. Please refer to Chapter 6 for instructions on replacing failed
SAS drives.
SATA Drives (6015X-T)
Green: Each Serial ATA drive carrier has a green LED. When illuminated,
this green LED (on the front of the SATA drive carrier) indicates drive activity. A
connection to the SATA backplane enables this LED to blink on and off when that
particular drive is being accessed. Please refer to Chapter 6 for instructions on
replacing failed SATA drives.
Red: The red LED to indicate an SATA drive failure. If one of the SATA drives
fail, you should be notified by your system management software. Please refer to
Chapter 6 for instructions on replacing failed SATA drives.
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SCSI Drives (6015X-8)
Each SCSI drive carrier has two LEDs.
Green: When illuminated, the green LED on the front of the SCSI drive car-
rier 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 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-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 SAS/SATA/
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.
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General Safety Precautions
!
Follow these rules to ensure general safety:
Keep the area around the 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-8 clean and free of
clutter.
The 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-8 weighs approximately 38.5 lbs (17.5 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.
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 6015X3/6015X-T/6015X-8 is operating to ensure proper cooling. Out of warranty
damage to the 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-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
X7DBX-i/X7DBX-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
X7DBP-i/X7DBP-8 can support either one or two Xeon 5300/5100/5000 series
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 5300/5100/5000 series processor or when receiving a
serverboard with one 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
from the retention clasp to release the
load plate from its locked position.
Load lever
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 (pre-installed)
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 socket.
4. Clean the surface of the CPU and the heatsink to get rid of the old thermal grease.
Reapply the proper amount of thermal grease on the surface before you re-install the
heatsink.
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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 (IDE#1)
Control Panel cable (JF1, see next page)
6015X-3: SAS cables (SAS connectors on AOC-USAS-L4i card)
6015X-T: Serial ATA cables (SATA0~2)
6015X-8: SCSI cables (JA1)
Connecting Power Cables
The X7DBX-i/X7DBX-8 has a proprietary 20-pin power supply connector designated "JWR1" for connection to the ATX power supply. Connect the appropriate
connector from the power supply to JWR1 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 10-pin auxiliary power
connector at JPWR1.
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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
UID LED
PB UID
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
Notes: the external SCSI port is included on the 6015X-8 only.
The external SAS port is included on the 6015X-3 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).
1. The memory scheme is interleaved so you must install two modules at a time,
beginning with DIMM #1A, then DIMM #2A and so on. For optimal performance,
install four modules at a time of the same type and same speed. 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).
Note: Each processor has its own built-in memory controller, consequently each
CPU has a four-slot memory bank associated with it. (Memory installed into a
bank with no CPU present cannot be accessed.) 512 MB, 1 GB and 2 GB memory
modules are supported. It is highly recommended that you remove the power cord
from the system before installing or changing any memory modules.
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Support
The X7DBX-i/X7DBX-8 supports up to 32 GB of fully buffered (FBD) ECC DDR2
533/667 in eight DIMM slots. Populating DIMM modules with pairs of memory
modules of the same size and same type will result in interleaved memory which
will increase memory performance.
Note: Due to OS limitations, some operating systems may not show more than 4
GB of memory.
Maximum memory: 32 GB of FBD ECC DDR2-667/533. In a dual-CPU configuration, memory support is halved for a 16 GB maximum.
Number of
DIMMs
2 DIMMs
4 DIMMs
6 DIMMs
8 DIMMs
Branch 0
Bank 1
(Channel 0)
1A --- --1A --- --1A 1B --1A 1B ---
Optimizing Memory Configurations
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# specified: DIMM slot populated; “---“: DIMM slot not populated.
ii. Both FBD 533 MHz and 667MHz DIMMs are supported; however, you need to use
memory modules of the same speed and type. iii. Interleaved memory is supported
when pairs of DIMM modules are installed. To optimize memory performance,
populate with pairs of memory modules in both Branch 0 and Branch 1. iv. For
memory to work properly, you need to follow the restrictions listed above.
Figure 5-3. Installing DIMMs
Notch
To Install: Insert module vertically and press down until it
snaps into place. Pay attention to the bottom notch.
Release
Tab
Notch
Note: Notch
should align
with its
receptive point
on the slot
To Remove: Use your thumbs
to gently push each release
tab outward to free the DIMM
from the slot.
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Adding PCI Cards
1. PCI Expansion Slots
The X7DBX-i/X7DBX-8 has two Universal PCI slots. The left slot supports one
PCI-Express x8 card or one 133 MHz PCI-X card. The right slot supports one
PCI-Express x4 card or one 100 MHz PCI-X card. An additional PCI-Express x8
slot is provided in the JPCIE3 slot. The SC819TQ-700/SC819S-700 chassis can
support the use of three standard size (full-height, full-length) expansion cards and
one low-profile expansion card (with pre-installed riser cards).
2. PCI Card Installation
Before installing a PCI add-on card, make sure you power off the system first.
Begin by removing the top chassis cover. Three riser cards should be pre-installed
into the system. Two additional riser cards included in the accessory box may be
substituted as shown below (and designated 'optional'). Remove the screws that
secure the riser cards to the rear of the chassis then lift the riser card assembly
from the chassis. Insert the PCI card into the riser card slot, pushing down with
your thumbs evenly on both sides of the card - note that the add-on card attaches
to the riser card with a single screw. After the card has been installed, reinsert the
riser card back into the expansion slot on the board, then secure it with the same
screws you removed previously. Finish by replacing the chassis cover.
PCI Slot/Card Configurations (numbers refer to those in figure below)
Riser card
Expansion cards supported
1. RSC-R1UEP-2E8 (6015X-T/8, pre-installed) 2x PCI-Express x8
RSC-R1UEP-UE8 (6015X-3, pre-installed)
1x UIO and 1x PCI-E x8
(UIO card is pre-installed)
2. CSE-RR1U-X (pre-installed)
CSE-RR1U-EL (optional)
1x PCI-X
1x PCI-Express x8/x4
3. CSE-RR1U-XR (pre-installed)
CSE-RR1U-ER (optional)
1x PCI-X
1x PCI-Express x8/x4
Note: slots 1 and 2 are for standard size cards, slot 3 is for low-profile cards.
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Serverboard Details
Figure 5-4. SUPER X7DBX-i/X7DBX-8 Layout
(not drawn to scale)
Kb
LAN1
USB0/
1
SPEC
JB1
JPL2
JPL1
SUPER
X7DBX-8
PXH
Slot #6: PCI-X 133 MHz
JPA2
JPA3
JPA1
Slot #7: PCI-X 100 MHz (ZCR)
BIOS
AIC-7902
SIM 1U
ATI
ES1000
JPG1
JI2C2
JI2C1
JA1
J7
JP1
I-SATA
0~3
ESB2
(South Bridge)
DIMMB 4A
DIMMB 4B
DIMMB 3A
DIMMB 2A
DIMMB 1A
I-SATA5
I-SATA4
DIMMB 1B
SBX-E2 x4
JBT1
SBX-E1 x8
U320 SCSI CH A
COM2
JFDD1
JPCIE3: PCI-Exp x8
LAN2
DIMMB 3B
Mse
COM1
DIMMB 2B
VGA
UID
U320 SCSI CH B
JWOL
SMB
JWOR
Battery
Speaker
5000P
(North Bridge)
USB2/3
JCF1
JWF1
USB4
IDE#2
IDE#1
JL1
JCF2
JWF2
JPWR1
CPU 2
CPU 1
JF1
JWR1
FAN9/10
FAN7/8
FAN5/6
JWD
FAN3/4
FAN1/2
LE1
Notes:
1. Jumpers not indicated are for test purposes only.
2. The X7DBX-i has the same layout as the X7DBX-8 but with no SCSI components,
connectors or jumpers.
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X7DBX-i/X7DBX-8 Quick Reference
Jumpers
Description
Default Setting
JBT1
CMOS Clear
(See Section 2-7)
JCF1/JCF2
JI2C1/JI2C2
Compact Flash Card Master/Slave
SMBus to PCI-X/E Slots En/Disable
Closed (Master)
Open (Disabled)
JPA1*
SCSI Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPA2/JPA3*
JPG1
SCSI Channel A/B Term.
VGA Enable/Disable
Open (Enabled)
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPL1/JPL2
LAN1/2 Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JWD
Watch Dog
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
Connectors
Description
COM1/COM2
FAN 1/2 ~ 9/10
IDE#1/IDE#2
I-SATA0 ~ 5
JA1/JB1*
JF1
JFDD1
JL1
JPWR1
JWF1 /JWF2
JWOL
JWOR
JWR1
LAN1/2
SIM 1U
SMB
UID
USB0/1
USB2/3, USB4
Serial Port/Header
Fan Headers
IDE Drive/Compact Flash Card Connectors
Serial ATA Ports
U320 SCSI Channel A/B Connector
Front Panel Connector
Floppy Disk Drive Connector
Chassis Intrusion Header
9-Pin Power Connector (proprietary)
Compact Flash Card Power Connectors
Wake-On-LAN Header
Wake-On-Ring Header
20-Pin Main Power Connector (proprietary)
Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) Ports
1U IPMI Slot
System Management Bus Header
Unit Identifier Button/LED
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Ports
USB Headers
Onboard Indicators
Description
LE1
Onboard Power LED Indicator
*X7DBX-8 only
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5-8
Connecting Cables
Main (Proprietary) 20-pin Power
Connector Pin Definitions (JWR1)
Main Power Connector
The primary ATX power supply connector (JWR1) is a 20-pin proprietary
power connector. Refer to the table on
the right for pin definitions.
Note: You must also connect the 9pin JPWR1 power connector to your
power supply (see below).
Pin#
Definition
Pin #
Definition
10
+12V
20
Blocked
9
+12V
19
+12V
8
+12V
18
+12V
7
Ground
17
+12V
6
Ground
16
5Vsb
5
Ground
15
+3.3V
4
Ground
14
+3.3V
3
Ground
13
+5V
2
Ground
12
+5V
1
Ground
11
Ground
9-pin (Proprietary) Power Connector
Pin Definitions (JPWR1)
9-pin Power Connector
In addition to the main power connector (above), the 9-pin proprietary
power connector at JPWR1 must also
be connected to your power supply.
See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
NMI Button
Pin
Definition
Pin
Definition
1
SCLK
2
Ground
3
SDATA
4
SALERT#/Fail#
5
Ground
6
PWR_OK
7
PWS_ON
8
-12V
9
RSVD
10
Key
Required Connection
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.
5-12
Pin#
Definition
15
Vcc
16
Control
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HDD LED
HDD LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The HDD (IDE Hard Disk Drive) LED
connection is located on pins 13 and
14 of JF1. Attach the IDE hard drive
LED cable to display disk activity.
Pin#
Definition
13
Vcc
14
HD Active
Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
NIC1 LED
NIC1 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The NIC1 (Network Interface Controller) LED connection is located on pins
11 and 12 of JF1. Attach the NIC1
LED cable to display network activity.
Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Pin#
Definition
11
Vcc
12
NIC1 Active
NIC2 LED
NIC2 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The NIC2 LED connection is located
on pins 9 and 10 of JF1. Attach the
NIC2 LED cable to display network
activity. Refer to the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Overheat/Fan Fail LED
Pin#
Definition
9
Vcc
10
NIC2 Active
OH/Fan Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Connect an LED to the OH connection
on pins 7 and 8 of JF1 to provide advanced warning of chassis overheating. Refer to the table on the right for
pin definitions and status indicators.
OH/Fan Fail
LED Status
Pin#
Definition
State
Indication
7
Vcc
Solid
Overheat
8
Control
Blinking
Fan fail
Power Fail LED
The Power Fail LED connection is
located on pins 5 and 6 of JF1. This
feature is only available for systems
with redundant power supplies.
5-13
Power Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
5
Vcc
6
Control
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PB UID/UID LED
PB UID/UID LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
A Unit Identifier button/LED is located
Pin#
Definition
next to the VGA port on the rear of
3
PB UID
4
UID LED
the chassis and a UID LED and button (separate) are located on the front
control panel. The UID LED connection is located on pins 3 and 4 of JF1.
Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
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.
Fan Headers
Power Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
1
PW_ON
2
Ground
Fan Header Pin Definitions
(FAN1/2 - FAN9/10)
The X7DBX-i/X7DBX-8 has five fan
headers, each of which supports two
fans. Fan speed is controlled via
Thermal Management with a BIOS
setting. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
5-14
Definition
Pin#
Color
Fan PWR
1
Red
Tachometer
2
Yellow
GND
3
Black
GND
4
Grey
Tachometer
5
White
Fan PWR
6
Orange
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USB Ports
Universal Serial Bus Ports
Pin Definitions (USB0/1)
Two Universal Serial Bus ports
(USB2.0) are located beside the keyboard/mouse ports. See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
USB0
Pin # Definition
USB1
Pin # Definition
1
+5V
1
+5V
2
PO-
2
PO-
3
PO+
3
PO+
4
Ground
4
Ground
USB Headers
Universal Serial Bus Headers
Pin Definitions (USB2/3, USB4)
Three additional USB2.0 headers
(USB2/3 and USB4) are included on
the serverboard. These may be connected to provide front side access.
A USB cable (not included) is needed
for the connection. See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
USB2
Pin #
Definition
USB3
Pin #
Definition
1
+5V
1
+5V
2
PO-
2
PO-
3
PO+
3
PO+
4
Ground
4
Ground
5
Key
5
No connection
Serial Port/Header Pin Definitions
(COM1/COM2)
Serial Port/Header
Pin #
COM1 is a port on the I/O backplane
and COM2 is a header located near
the floppy drive connector. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Definition
Pin #
Definition
1
DCD
6
DSR
2
RXD
7
RTS
3
TXD
8
CTS
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.
PS/2 Keyboard and
Mouse Port Pin
Definitions
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and
PS/2 Mouse Ports
The ATX PS/2 keyboard and the PS/2
mouse ports are located on the I/O
backplane. The mouse is the green
port and the keyboard is purple. See
the table on the right for pin definitions.
5-15
Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
NC
3
Ground
4
VCC
5
Clock
6
NC
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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
have a LAN card with a Wake-On-LAN
connector and cable to use the Wake-
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V Standby
2
Ground
3
Wake-up
On-LAN feature.
Wake-On-Ring
The Wake-On-Ring header is designated JWOR. This function allows your
computer to receive and "wake-up" by
an incoming call to the modem when
in suspend state. See the table on the
right for pin definitions. You must have
a Wake-On-Ring card and cable to use
this feature.
Wake-On-Ring
Pin Definitions
(JWOR)
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 battery. Connect the
appropriate cable here to utilize SMB
on your system. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Chassis Intrusion
Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
Ground
3
Clock
4
No Connection
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions (JL1)
A Chassis Intrusion header is located
at JL1. Attach the appropriate cable
to inform you of a chassis intrusion.
5-16
Pin#
Definition
1
Intrusion Input
2
Ground
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LAN1/2 (Ethernet Ports)
Two Gigabit Ethernet ports (designated LAN1 and LAN2) are located
beside the COM2 port. These Ethernet ports accept RJ45 type cables.
Compact Flash Power
Headers
Compact Flash
Power Header
Pin Definitions (JWF1/JWF2)
The Compact Flash Card Power
connectors located at JWF1 and JWF2
are for IDE#1 and IDE#2, respectively.
For the Compact Flash Card to work
properly, you will first need to connect
the device's power cable to JWF1/JWF2
and correctly set the Compact Flash
jumper(s) (JCF1/JCF2).
5-9
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V
2
Ground
3
Signal
Jumper Settings
Explanation of
Jumpers
To modify the operation of the
serverboard, jumpers can be used to
choose between optional settings.
Jumpers create shorts between two
pins to change the function of the
connector. Pin 1 is identified with
a square solder pad on the printed
circuit board. See the 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.
5-17
3
2
1
3
2
1
Connector
Pins
Jumper
Setting
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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 for at least four seconds.
3) Remove the screwdriver (or shorting device).
4) Reconnect the power cord(s) and power on the system.
Notes:
Do not use the PW_ON connector to clear CMOS.
The onboard battery does not need to be removed when clearing CMOS, however
you must short JBT1 for at least four seconds.
JBT1 contact pads
VGA Enable/Disable
VGA Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPG1)
JPG1 allows you to enable or disable
the VGA port. The default position is
on pins 1 and 2 to enable VGA. See
the table on the right for jumper settings.
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
LAN Enable/Disable
Change the setting of jumper JPL1 to
enable or disable the LAN1 port and
JPL2 to enable or disable the LAN2
port. See the table on the right for
jumper settings. The default setting
is enabled.
5-18
LAN1/2 Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPL1/JPL2)
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
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SCSI Controller Enable/
Disable (X7DBX-8 only)
SCSI Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPA1)
Jumper JPA1 is used to enable or dis-
Both Jumpers
Definition
able the Adaptec AIC-7902W SCSI
Pins 1-2
Enabled
controller. The default setting is on pins
1-2 to enable SCSI. See the table on
Pins 2-3
Disabled
right for jumper settings.
SCSI Termination Enable/
Disable (X7DBX-8 only)
SCSI Term. Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPA2/JPA3)
Jumpers JPA2 and JPA3 are used to
enable or disable termination for SCSI
channels A and B, respectively. The
default setting is open to enable termination. See the table on right for pin
definitions.
Jumper Setting
Definition
Open
Enabled
Closed
Disabled
Note: In order for the SCSI drives to
function properly, please do not change
the default setting (enabled) set by the
manufacturer.)
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 hangs. Pins 1-2 will cause
WD to reset the system if an application has frozen. Pins 2-3 will disable
the Watch Dog feature. See the table
on the right for jumper settings. Watch
Dog must also be enabled in BIOS
(setting located in the Power Menu).
Note: When enabled, the user needs
to write their own application software
to disable the Watch Dog timer.
5-19
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings (JWD)
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Reset
Pins 2-3
Disabled
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Compact Flash Master/Slave
The JCF1 jumper allows you to assign
either master or slave status to a compact flash card installed in the IDE#1
slot. The JCF2 jumper allows you to
Compact Flash
Master/Slave
Jumper Settings (JCF1/JCF2)
Jumper Setting
Definition
Closed
Master
Open
Slave
assign either master or slave status to
a compact flash card installed in the
IDE#2 slot. You will need to connect
compact flash power to JWF1/JWF2
to use. See the table on the right for
jumper settings.
SMBus to PCI-X/E
Jumpers JI2C1 and JI2C2 allow you
to connect the PCI-X/PCI-E slots to
the System Management Bus. The
default setting is open to disable the
connection. See the table on the right
for jumper settings.
SMBus to PCI-X/E
Jumper Settings
(JI2C1/JI2C2)
Jumper Setting
Definition
Closed
Enabled
Open
Disabled
5-10 Onboard Indicators
LAN1/LAN2 LEDs
The Ethernet ports (located beside
the VGA port) have two LEDs. On
each Gb 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.
5-20
LAN LED
(Connection Speed Indicator)
LED Color
Definition
Off
10 MHz
Green
100 MHz
Amber
1 GHz
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Onboard Power LED (LE1)
LE1 is an onboard power LED. When
this LED is lit, it means power is present on the serverboard. In suspend
mode this LED will blink on and off.
Be sure to turn off the system and
unplug the power cord(s) before removing or installing components.
Unit Identifier
A Unit Identifier (UID) feature on the
server makes it easy to locate the unit
in a large stack. While servicing the
system, if you find you need to work
on the other side of the unit, push the
UID button (located on the far left of
the control panel on the front and to
the right of the VGA port on the rear
of the chassis) to illuminate an LED on
the other side of the chassis. When
you walk around to the other side of
the rack, the unit will then be easy to
spot. The LED will remain on until the
UID button is pushed again. The rear
chassis UID is a button and LED in
one. The front control panel includes
a separate LED and button.
5-21
UID: Front Chassis Location
Button
LED
UID: Rear Chassis Location
VGA Port
Button/LED
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5-11 Floppy, IDE, SCSI and SATA Drive Connections
Use the following information to connect 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.
The 80-wire ATA133 IDE hard disk drive cable that came with your system has
two connectors to support two drives. This special cable should be used to take
advantage of the speed this new technology offers. The blue connector connects
to the onboard IDE connector interface and the other connector(s) to your hard
drive(s). Consult the documentation that came with your disk drive for details
on actual jumper locations and settings for the hard disk drive.
Floppy Connector
The floppy connector is located
near the battery. See the table
on the right for pin definitions.
Floppy Drive Connector
Pin Definitions (JFDD1)
Pin#
Definition
1
GND
2
FDHDIN
3
GND
4
Reserved
5
Key
6
FDEDIN
7
GND
8
Index-
9
GND
10
Motor Enable
11
GND
12
Drive Select B-
13
GND
14
Drive Select A-
15
GND
16
Motor Enable
17
GND
18
DIR-
19
GND
20
STEP-
21
GND
22
Write Data-
23
GND
24
Write Gate-
25
GND
26
Track 00-
27
GND
28
Write Protect-
29
GND
30
Read Data-
31
GND
32
Side 1 Select-
33
GND
34
Diskette
5-22
Pin #
Definition
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IDE Connectors
IDE Drive Connectors
Pin Definitions (IDE#1/IDE#2)
The IDE#1 and IDE#2 connec-
Pin#
Definition
Pin #
Definition
tors are located side by side.
1
Reset IDE
2
Ground
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
SATA Ports
SATA Ports
Pin Definitions
(I-SATA0 ~ I-SATA5)
There are no jumpers to configure the SATA ports, which
are designated I-SATA0 ~ ISATA5. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Pin #
5-23
Definition
1
Ground
2
TXP
3
TXN
4
Ground
5
RXN
6
RXP
7
Ground
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SCSI Connectors
(X7DBX-8 only)
Ultra320 SCSI Drive Connectors
Pin Definitions (JA1/JB1)
Pin#
Definition
Pin #
Definition
Refer to the table at right for
1
+DB (12)
35
-DB (12)
pin definitions for the Ultra320
2
+DB (13)
36
-DB (13)
SCSI connectors located at
JA1 and JB1.
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
Chapter 6
Advanced Chassis Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install components and perform maintenance on the SC819TQ-700/SC819S-700 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.
6-1
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.
6-1
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Figure 6-1. Chassis: Front and Rear Views
Slim Floppy Drive (optional)
Slim DVD-ROM
Power Supply Module
Ethernet Ports
IPMI Slot
UID Button
SATA/SCSI Drive Bays
COM1 Port
USB Ports Mouse/Keyboard Ports
Control Panel
Main Power
PCI Expansion Slots (w/riser card)
VGA Port
External SCSI Port*
*Note: The external SCSI port is included on the 6015X-8 only.
6-2
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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System Fans
Five 4-cm heavy duty counter-rotating fans provide the cooling for the 6015X3/6015X-T/6015X-8. Each fan unit is actually made up of two fans joined back-toback, 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
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 4-cm, 12 volt fan (available from Supermicro:
p/n FAN-0085). 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
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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
SAS/SATA/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
SAS, SATA or 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 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-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 6015X-3/6015XT/6015X-8.
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SAS/SATA/SCSI Drive Installation
1. Mounting a SAS/SATA/SCSI drive in a drive carrier
The SAS/SATA/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 drive, install a drive 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 SAS/SATA/SCSI Drive in a Carrier
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Use caution when working around the SAS/SATA/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.
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Important: Regardless of how many SAS/SATA/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 SAS/SATA/SCSI drives
The SAS/SATA/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
tab located beside the drive LEDs. Then swing the handle 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 SAS/SATA/SCSI drives.
Release tab
Figure 6-5. Removing a SAS/SATA/SCSI Drive from the Server
SAS/SCSI/SATA Backplane
The SAS/SATA/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 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-8 accomodates only slim-line
DVD-ROM drives. Side mounting brackets are needed to mount a slim-line DVDROM drive in the 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-8 server.
You must power down the system before installing or removing a floppy or DVDROM drive. First, grasp the two handles on either side and pull the unit straight out
until it locks (you will hear a "click"). Next, release the thumbscrew at the rear of
the top chassis cover. Then depress the two buttons on the top of the chassis 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:
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The floppy disk drive cable has seven twisted wires.
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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 6015X-3/6015X-T/6015X-8 has a single 700 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 6015X3/6015X-T/6015X-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 AC power cord. To remove the failed power module, push the
release tab on the power supply module to the right and then pull the module
straight out (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-707-1S power supply module.
Simply push the new power supply module into the power bay until you hear a click.
Finish by plugging the AC power cord back into the module.
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Figure 6-6. Removing/Replacing the Power Supply
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Chapter 7
BIOS
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Introduction
This chapter describes the Phoenix BIOS™ Setup utility for the X7DBX-i/X7DBX-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.
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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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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 Disabled, Channel 0, Channel 1, and Both.
Serial ATA
This setting allows the user to enable or disable the function of Serial ATA. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
Native Mode Operation
Select the native mode for ATA. The options are: Parallel ATA, Serial ATA,
Both, and Auto.
SATA Controller Mode
Select Compatible to allow the SATA and PATA drives to be automatically-detected
and be placed in the Legacy Mode by the BIOS. Select Enhanced to allow the
SATA and PATA drives to be to be automatically-detected and be placed in the
Native IDE Mode. (*Note: The Enhanced mode is supported by the Windows
2000 OS or a later version.)
When the SATA Controller Mode is set to "Enhanced", the following items will
display:
Serial ATA (SATA) RAID Enable
Select Enable to enable Serial ATA RAID Functions. (*For the Windows OS
environment, use the RAID driver if this feature is set to Enabled. When this item
is set to Enabled, the item: "ICH RAID Code Base" will be available for you to
select either Intel or Adaptec Host RAID firmware to be activated. If this item is
set to Disabled, the item-SATA AHCI Enable will be available.) The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
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. (Exercise
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>.
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.
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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
message 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.
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
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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)
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
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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 and PCI-X#2
This option allows the user to change the bus frequency for the devices installed
in the slot indicated. The options are Auto, PCI 33 MHz, PCI 66 MHz, PCI-X 66
MHz, PCI-X 100 MHz, and PCI-X 133 MHz.
Frequency for PCI-X#1 On Riser/Frequency for PCI-X#2 On Riser
(Available when an Active Riser Card is present.)
This option allows the user to change the bus frequency of the devices installed
in the slot indicated. The options are Auto, PCI 33 MHz, PCI 66 MHz, PCI-X 66
MHz, PCI-X 100 MHz, and PCI-X 133 MHz.
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Slot1 PCI-X 133MHz, Slot2 PCI-X 100 MHz ZCR, Slot3 PCI-Exp x8,
Slot4 PCI-Exp x4, Slot5 PCI-Exp x4, and Slot6 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.
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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 0/1 Rank Interleaving
Select enable to enable the feature of memory Interleaving for Branch 0 Rank/
Branch1 Rank. The options are 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4.
Branch 0/Branch 1 Rank Sparing
Select enable to enable the sparing feature for Branch 0 Rank/Branch 1 Rank. The
options 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 Disabled, 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.
Hyper-threading (Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to use the Hyper-Threading Technology, which will result in increased
CPU performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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 Mode Memory Protection (Available when supported by the CPU
and the OS.)
Set to Enabled to enable Execute Disable Bit and allow the processor to classify
areas in memory where an application code can execute and where it cannot, and
thus preventing a worm or a virus from inserting and creating a flood of codes to
overwhelm the processor or damage the system during an attack.
(Note: this feature is available when your OS and your CPU support the function of
Execute Disable Bit.) The options are Disabled and Enabled. 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 options
are Disabled and Enabled.
Hardware Prefetch (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.
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.
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I/O Device Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
KBC Clock Input
This setting allows you to select clock frequency for KBC. The options are 6MHz,
8MHz, 12MHz, and 16MHz.
Serial Port A
This setting allows you to assign control of serial port A. The options are Enabled
(user defined), Disabled, and Auto (BIOS- or OS- controlled).
Base I/O Address
This setting allows you to select the base I/O address for serial port A. The options
are 3F8, 2F8, 3E8, and 2E8.
Interrupt
This setting allows you to select the IRQ (interrupt request) for serial port A. The
options are IRQ3 and IRQ4.
Serial Port B
This setting allows you to assign control of serial port B. The options are Enabled
(user defined), Disabled, Auto (BIOS controlled) and OS Controlled.
Mode
This setting allows you to set the type of device that will be connected to serial
port B. The options are Normal and IR (for an infrared device).
Base I/O Address
This setting allows you to select the base I/O address for serial port B. The
options are 3F8, 2F8, 3E8 and 2E8.
Interrupt
This setting allows you to select the IRQ (interrupt request) for serial port B. The
options are IRQ3 and IRQ4.
Floppy Disk Controller
This setting allows you to assign control of the floppy disk controller. The options
are Enabled (user defined), Disabled, and Auto (BIOS and OS controlled).
Base I/O Address
This setting allows you to select the base I/O address for the Floppy port. The
options are Primary and Secondary.
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DMI Event Logging
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Event Log Validity
This is a display to inform you of the event log validity. It is not a setting.
Event Log Capacity
This is a display to inform you of the event log capacity. It is not a setting.
View DMI Event Log
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to view the contents of the event log.
Event Logging
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable event logging.
ECC Event Logging
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable ECC event logging.
Mark DMI Events as Read
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to mark the DMI events as read.
Clear All DMI Event Logs
Select Yes and press <Enter> to clear all DMI event logs. The options are Yes
and No.
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Console Redirection
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
COM Port Address
This item allows you to specify to redirect the console to Onboard COM A or
Onboard COM B. This setting can also be Disabled.
BAUD Rate
This item allows you to select the BAUD rate for console redirection. The options
are 300, 1200, 2400, 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K, 57.6K, and 115.2K.
Console Type
This item allows you to choose from the available options to select the console
type for console redirection. The options are VT100, VT100,8bit, PC-ANSI, 7bit,
PC ANSI, VT100+, and VT-UTF8.
Flow Control
This item allows you to choose from the available options to select the flow control
for console redirection. The options are: None, XON/XOFF, and CTS/RTS.
Console Connection
This item allows you to choose select the console connection: either Direct or
Via Modem.
Continue CR after POST
Choose whether to continue with console redirection after the POST routine.
The options are On and Off.
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Hardware Monitor Logic
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
CPU2 Temperature
CPU2 Second Core
System Temperature
Fan1-Fan10 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.
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).
Voltage Monitoring
The following items will be monitored and displayed:
P12V_VR0
P12V_VR1
FSB VTT
PXH Vcore
ES2B Vcore
CPU1Vcore
CPU2Vcore
P3V3
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Hardware Monitor Logic
CPU Temperature Threshold (See Note on page 7-18.)
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-Fan10 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.
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).
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 (See 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 80oC.
Temperature Monitoring
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
PECI Agent 1 Temperature/PECI Agent 2 Temperature/PECI Agent 3
Temperature/PECI Agent 4 Temperature
System Temperature
Fan1-Fan10 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.
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).
Voltage Monitoring
The following items will be monitored and displayed:
Vcore A:
Vcore B:
-12V
P1V2_NIC_SEN
+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.
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Fixed Disk n
Fixed disk n (0-3) identified.
Invalid System Configuration Data
Problem with NVRAM (CMOS) data.
I/O device IRQ conflict
I/O device IRQ conflict error.
PS/2 Mouse Boot Summary Screen:
PS/2 Mouse installed.
nnnn kB Extended RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of RAM in kilobytes successfully tested.
nnnn Cache SRAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system cache in kilobytes successfully tested.
nnnn kB Shadow RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of shadow RAM in kilobytes successfully tested.
nnnn kB System RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system RAM in kilobytes successfully tested.
One or more I2O Block Storage Devices were excluded from the Setup Boot
Menu
There was not enough room in the IPL table to display all installed I2O block-storage
devices.
Operating system not found
Operating system cannot be located on either drive A: or drive C:. Enter Setup and
see if fixed disk and drive A: are properly identified.
Parity Check 1 nnnn
Parity error found in the system bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display
it on the screen. If it cannot locate the address, it displays ????. Parity is a method
for checking errors in binary data. A parity error indicates that some data has been
corrupted.
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Parity Check 2 nnnn
Parity error found in the I/O bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display it
on the screen. If it cannot locate the address, it displays ????.
Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to Setup, <F3> for previous
Displayed after any recoverable error message. Press <F1> to start the boot process
or <F2> to enter Setup and change the settings. Press <F3> to display the previous
screen (usually an initialization error of an Option ROM, i.e., an add-on card). Write
down and follow the information shown on the screen.
Press <F2> to enter Setup
Optional message displayed during POST. Can be turned off in Setup.
PS/2 Mouse:
PS/2 mouse identified.
Run the I2O Configuration Utility
One or more unclaimed block storage devices have the Configuration Request bit set
in the LCT. Run an I2O Configuration Utility (e.g. the SAC utility).
System BIOS shadowed
System BIOS copied to shadow RAM.
UMB upper limit segment address: nnnn
Displays the address nnnn of the upper limit of Upper Memory Blocks, indicating
released segments of the BIOS which can be reclaimed by a virtual memory manager.
Video BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS successfully copied to shadow RAM.
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Appendix B: BIOS POST Codes
Appendix B
BIOS POST Codes
This section lists the POST (Power On Self Test) codes for the PhoenixBIOS. POST
codes are divided into two categories: recoverable and terminal.
Recoverable POST Errors
When a recoverable type of error occurs during POST, the BIOS will display an
POST code that describes the problem.
BIOS may also issue one of the follow-
ing beep codes:
1 long and two short beeps - video configuration error
1 repetitive long beep - no memory detected
Terminal POST Errors
If a terminal type of error occurs, BIOS will shut down the system. Before doing
so, BIOS will write the error to port 80h, attempt to initialize video and write the
error in the top left corner of the screen. The following is a list of codes that may
be written to port 80h.
POST Code Description
01h
02h
03h
04h
06h
07h
08h
09h
0Ah
0Bh
0Ch
0Eh
0Fh
10h
11h
12h
13h
14h
16h
17h
IPMI Initialization
Verify Real Mode
Disable Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI)
Get CPU type
Initialize system hardware
Disable shadow and execute code from the ROM.
Initialize chipset with initial POST values
Set IN POST flag
Initialize CPU registers
Enable CPU cache
Initialize caches to initial POST values
Initialize I/O component
Initialize the local bus IDE
Initialize Power Management
Load alternate registers with initial POST values
Restore CPU control word during warm boot
Reset PCI Bus Mastering devices
Initialize keyboard controller
1-2-2-3 BIOS ROM checksum
Initialize cache before memory Auto size
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POST Code Description
18h
1Ah
1Ch
20h
22h
24h
28h
29h
2Ah
2Ch
2Eh
2Fh
32h
33h
36h
38h
3Ah
3Ch
3Dh
41h
42h
45h
46h
48h
49h
4Ah
4Bh
4Ch
4Eh
4Fh
50h
51h
52h
54h
55h
58h
59h
5Ah
5Bh
8254 timer initialization
8237 DMA controller initialization
Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller
1-3-1-1 Test DRAM refresh
1-3-1-3 Test 8742 Keyboard Controller
Set ES segment register to 4 GB
Auto size DRAM
Initialize POST Memory Manager
Clear 512 kB base RAM
1-3-4-1 RAM failure on address line xxxx*
1-3-4-3 RAM failure on data bits xxxx* of low byte of
memory bus
Enable cache before system BIOS shadow
Test CPU bus-clock frequency
Initialize Phoenix Dispatch Manager
Warm start shut down
Shadow system BIOS ROM
Auto size cache
Advanced configuration of chipset registers
Load alternate registers with CMOS values
Initialize extended memory for RomPilot (optional)
Initialize interrupt vectors
POST device initialization
2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice
Check video configuration against CMOS
Initialize PCI bus and devices
Initialize all video adapters in system
QuietBoot start (optional)
Shadow video BIOS ROM
Display BIOS copyright notice
Initialize MultiBoot
Display CPU type and speed
Initialize EISA board (optional)
Test keyboard
Set key click if enabled
Enable USB devices
2-2-3-1 Test for unexpected interrupts
Initialize POST display service
Display prompt “Press <ESC> to enter SETUP”
Disable CPU cache
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POST Code Description
5Ch
60h
62h
64h
66h
67h
68h
69h
6Ah
6Bh
6Ch
70h
72h
76h
7Ch
7Dh
7Eh
80h
81h
82h
83h
84h
85h
86h
87h
88h
89h
8Ah
8Bh
8Ch
8Fh
90h
91h
92h
93h
95h
96h
97h
98h
Test RAM between 512 and 640 kB
Test extended memory
Test extended memory address lines
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 boot block in Flash ROM
POST Code
E0h
E1h
E2h
E3h
E4h
E5h
E6h
E7h
E8h
E9h
EAh
EBh
ECh
EDh
EEh
EFh
F0h
F1h
F2h
F3h
F4h
F5h
F6h
F7h
Description
Initialize the chipset
Initialize the bridge
Initialize the CPU
Initialize system timer
Initialize system I/O
Check force recovery boot
Checksum BIOS ROM
Go to BIOS
Set Huge Segment
Initialize Multi Processor
Initialize OEM special code
Initialize PIC and DMA
Initialize Memory type
Initialize Memory size
Shadow Boot Block
System memory test
Initialize interrupt vectors
Initialize Run Time Clock
Initialize video
Initialize System Management Manager
Output one beep
Clear Huge Segment
Boot to Mini DOS
Boot to Full DOS
If the BIOS detects error 2C, 2E, or 30 (base 512K RAM error), it displays an additional
word-bitmap (xxxx) indicating the address line or bits that failed. For example, “2C
0002” means address line 1 (bit one set) has failed. “2E 1020" means data bits 12
and 5 (bits 12 and 5 set) have failed in the lower 16 bits. The BIOS also sends the
bitmap to the port-80 LED display. It first displays the checkpoint code, followed by
a delay, the high-order byte, another delay, and then the loworder byte of the error.
It repeats this sequence continuously.
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Appendix C
Software Installation
After all the hardware has been installed, you must first configure Intel's ESB2
SATA RAID* before you install the Windows Operating System and other software
drivers.
Important Notes:
If you do not wish to configure onboard SATA RAID functions, please go directly
to Section C-3.
This chapter describes RAID Configuration Instructions for the Intel ESB2 RAID
Controller designed for Windows OS. See the CD included with the system for
procedures on setting up SAS RAID.
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To configure the SATA RAID functions, you must first use the Intel ESB2 SATA
RAID Utility program to configure the RAID Level that you desire before installing
the Windows XP/2000/2003 operating system and other software drivers. (The
necessary drivers are all included on the Supermicro CD that came packaged with
your serverboard.) Note that the current version of the ESB2 SATA RAID Utility
can only support Windows XP/2000/2003 Operating Systems.
Serial ATA (SATA)
Serial ATA (SATA) is a physical storage interface that uses a single cable with a
minimum of four wires to create a point-to-point connection between devices. It is
a serial link, which supports transfer rates up to 3Gbps. Because the serial cables
used in SATA are thinner than the traditional cables used in Parallel ATA (PATA),
SATA systems have better airflow and can be installed in smaller chassis than
Parallel ATA. In addition, the cables used in PATA are limited to a length of 40cm,
while Serial ATA cables can be up to one meter in length. Overall, SATA provides
better functionality than PATA.
Introduction to Intel ESB2 Serial RAID
Located in the South Bridge of the Blackford Mukilteo chipset, the I/O Controller
Hub (ESB2) provides the I/O subsystem with access to the rest of the system. It
supports a single-channel UltraATA/100 Bus Master IDE controller (PATA) and six
Serial ATA (SATA) ports. The ESB2 supports the following PATA and SATA device
configurations: Legacy mode and Native mode.
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RAID Configurations
The following types of RAID configurations are supported:
RAID 0 (Data Striping): this writes data in parallel, interleaved ("striped") sections
of two hard drives. Data transfer rate is doubled over using a single disk.
RAID1 (Data Mirroring): an identical data image from one drive is copied to another
drive. The second drive must be the same size or larger than the first drive.
RAID 10 (Striping & Mirroring): RAID 0 and 1 schemes are combined (without parity
information) to get the benefits of both.
RAID 5: both data and parity information are striped and mirrored across three or
more hard drives.
Intel Matrix Storage
The Intel Matrix Storage, supported by the ESB2, allows the user to create RAID
0, RAID 1, RAID 10 and RAID 5 sets by using only six identical hard disk drives.
The Intel Matrix Storage Technology creates two partitions on each hard disk drive
and generate a virtual RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 and RAID 5 sets. It also allows
you the change the HDD partition size without any data.
Configuring BIOS for SATA RAID Functions (Native Mode)
1. Press the <Del> key during system bootup to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
Note: If it is the first time powering on the system, we recommend you load the
Optimized Default Settings. If you have already done so, please skip to Step 3.
2. Use the arrow keys to select the "Exit" Settings. Once in the "Exit" settings,
Scroll down to select "Load Optimized Default Settings" and press the <Enter>
key. Select "OK" to confirm the selection. Press the <Enter> key to load the default
settings for the BIOS.
3. Use the arrow keys to select the "Main" section in BIOS.
4. Scroll down to "SATA Control Mode" and press the <Enter> key to select "Enhanced"
5. Scroll down to "SATA RAID Enabled" and press <Enter>. Then, select "Enabled."
6. Scroll down to "Exit". Select "Save and Exit" from the "Exit" menu. Press the
<Enter> key to save the changes and exit the BIOS.
7. Once you've exited the BIOS Utility, the system will re-boot.
8. During the system boot-up, press the <Ctrl> and <I> keys simultaneously to run
the Intel RAID Configuration Utility when prompted by the following message: Press
<Ctrl> <I> for Intel RAID Configuration Utility.
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Using the Intel ESB2 SATA RAID Utility Program
1. Creating, Deleting and Resetting RAID Volumes
a. After the system exits from the BIOS Setup Utility, it will automatically reboot.
The following screen appears after the Power-On Self Test.
b. When you see the above screen, press the <Ctrl> and the <I> keys simultaneously to have the main menu of the SATA RAID Utility appear:
Note: All graphics and screen shots shown in this manual are for reference only. The
screen shots shown in the manual do not imply Supernicro's endorsement or non-endorsement of any 3rd party's product. Your screens may or many not look exactly the
same as the graphics shown in this manual.
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Creating a RAID 0 Volume
a. Select "Create RAID Volume" from the main menu and press the <Enter> key.
The following screen will appear:
b. Specify a name for the RAID 0 set and press the <Tab> key or the <Enter> key
to go to the next field. (You can use the <Esc> key to select the previous menu.)
c. When RAID Level item is highlighted, press the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys
to select RAID 0 (Stripe) and hit <Enter>.
d. When the Disks item is highlighted, press <Enter> to select the HDD to configure
as RAID. The following pop-up screen displays:
e. Use the <Up Arrow> and <Down Arrow> keys to highlight a drive and press
<Space> to select it. A triangle appears to confirm the selection of the drive.
f. Use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to select the stripe size, ranged from
4 KB to 128 KB for the RAID 0 array, and hit <Enter>. (*Note: For a server, please
use a lower stripe size, and for a multimedia system, use a higher stripe size. The
default stripe size is 128 KB.)
g. Press <Enter> when the Create Volume item is highlighted. A warning message
displays.
h. When asked "Are you sure you want to create this volume (Y/N), press "Y" to
create the RAID volume, or type "N" to go back to the Create Volume menu.
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Creating a RAID 1 Volume
a. Select "Create RAID Volume" from the main menu and press the <Enter> key.
The following screen will appear:
b. Specify a name for the RAID 1 set and press the <Tab> key or the <Enter> key
to go to the next field. (You can use the <Esc> key to select the previous menu.)
c. When RAID Level item is highlighted, press the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys
to select RAID 1 (Mirror) and hit <Enter>.
d. When the Capacity item is highlighted, enter your RAID volume capacity and hit
<Enter>. The default setting is the maximum capacity allowed.
e. Press <Enter> when the Create Volume item is highlighted. A warning message
displays.
f. When asked "Are you sure you want to create this volume (Y/N), press "Y" to
create the RAID volume, or type "N" to go back to the Create Volume menu.
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Creating a RAID 10 (RAID 1+ RAID 0)
a. Select "Create RAID Volume" from the main menu and press the <Enter> key.
The following screen will appear:
b. Specify a name for the RAID 10 set and press <Enter>.
c. When RAID Level item is highlighted, use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys
to select RAID 10 (RAID1 + RAID0) and hit <Enter>.
d. When Stripe Size is highlighted, use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to
select the stripe size from 4 KB to 128 KB for your RAID 10 and hit <Enter>. The
default setting is 6 4KB.
Note: For a server, please use a lower stripe size, and for a multimedia system,
use a higher stripe size.
e. When the RAID Volume Capacity item is highlighted, enter your RAID volume
capacity and hit <Enter>. The default setting is the maximum capacity allowed.
f. Press <Enter> when the Create Volume item is highlighted. A warning message
displays.
g. When asked "Are you sure you want to create this volume (Y/N), press "Y" to
create the RAID volume, or type "N" to go back to the Create Volume menu.
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Creating a RAID 5 Set (Parity)
a. Select "Create RAID Volume" from the main menu and press the <Enter> key.
The following screen will appear:
b. Specify a name for the RAID 5 set and press <Enter>.
c. When the Raid Level is highlighted, use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to
select RAID 5 (Parity) and hit <Enter>.
d. When the Disk item is highlighted, press <Enter> to select the HDD to configure
as RAID.
e. Use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to highlight a drive and press <Space>
to select it. A triangle appears to confirm the selection of the drive.
f. Use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to select the stripe size, ranged from
4 KB to 128 KB for the RAID 5 array, and hit <Enter>. (For a server, please use a
lower stripe size, and for a multimedia system, use a higher stripe size. The default
stripe size is 128 KB.)
g. Enter your desired RAID volume capacity and press <Enter> when the capacity
item is highlighted. The default setting is the maximum capacity allowed.
h Press Enter when the Create Volume item is highlighted. A warning message
displays.
i. When asked "Are you sure you want to create this volume (Y/N), press "Y" to
create the RAID volume, or type "N" to go back to the Create Volume menu.
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Warning! Be sure to back up your data before deleting a RAID set. You
!
will lose all data on the disk drives when deleting a RAID set.
a. From the main menu, select item2-Delete RAID Volume, and press <Enter>.
b. Use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to select the RAID set you want to
delete and press <Del>. A Warning message displays.
c. When asked "Are you sure you want to delete this volume (Y/N), press "Y" to
delete the RAID volume, or type "N" to go back to the Delete Volume menu.
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Resetting to Non-RAID and Resetting a RAID HDD
Warning! Use cautious when resetting a RAID volume HDD to non-
!
RAID or resetting a RAID HDD. Resetting a RAID volume HDD or
resetting a RAID HDD will reformat the HDD and delete the internal
RAID structure on the drive.
a. From the main menu, select item3-Reset Disks to Non- RAID, and press <Enter>.
The following screen will appear:
b. Use the <Up Arrow>, <Down Arrow> keys to highlight the RAID set drive to reset
and press <Space> to select.
c. Press <Enter> to reset the RAID set drive. A warning message displays.
d. Press "Y" to reset the drive or type "N" to go back to the main menu.
Exiting the Intel Matrix Storage Manager Utility:
a. From the main menu, select "Exit" and press <Enter>. A warning message will
appear.
b. Press "Y" to reset the drive or type "N" to go back to the main menu.
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After all the hardware has been installed, you must first configure the Adaptec Embedded
Serial ATA RAID before you install the Windows operating system. The necessary
drivers are all included on the Supermicro bootable CDs that came packaged with
your motherboard. Note: The following section provides information on the Adaptec
SATA RAID Driver based on the Intel Enterprise South Bridge 2 (ESB2) Controller.
Adaptec SATA firmware may be used with a Linux operating system
Introduction to the Intel ESB2 I/O Controller Hub
Located in the South Bridge of the Intel 5000P Chipset, the ESB2 I/O Controller
Hub provides the I/O subsystem with access to the rest of the system. It supports
1-channel Ultra ATA/100 Bus Master IDE controller (PATA) and one Adaptec's Serial ATA (SATA) Host Controller, which support up to six Serial ATA drives, up to
two RAID volumes and up to four drives in RAID Configurations. (See the table
below for details.)
* Adaptec’s SATA HostRAID Controller Firmware supports:
Drives supported
Six
Number of RAID Volumes supported
Two
Total Drives in RAID Configurations
Four
Examples of Valid RAID Configurations:
Two drives of RAID 1 + two drives of RAID 0
Two drives of RAID 1 + two drives of RAID 1
Three drives of RAID 0
Four drives of RAID 0
Examples of Invalid RAID Configurations:
Three drives of RAID 0 + two drives of RAID 1
(*Note: this table is applicable to Adaptec’s HostRAID Controller
Firmware only.)
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Configuring for Operating Systems that support RAID functions
(Windows, Red Hat & SuSe, Linux)
1. Press the <Del> key during system bootup to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
Note: If it is the first time powering on the system, we recommend you load the
Optimized Default Settings. If you have already done so, please skip to Step 3.
2. Use the arrow keys to select the "Exit" Settings. Once in the "Exit" settings,
Scroll down to select "Load Optimized Default Settings" and press the <Enter>
key. Select "OK" to confirm the selection. Press the <Enter> key to load the default
settings for the BIOS.
3. Use the arrow keys to select the "Main" section in BIOS.
4. Scroll down to "SATA Control Mode" and press the <Enter> key to select "Enhanced"
5. Scroll down to "SATA RAID Enabled" and press <Enter>. Then, select "Enabled."
6. Scroll down to "ICH RAID Codebase" and select "Adaptec". Then press <Enter>.
(For ICH RAID Codebase: Change the setting from Intel to Adaptec.)
7. Go to "Exit". Select "Exit Saving Changes" from the "Exit" menu. Press the
<Enter> key to save the changes and exit the BIOS.
8. Once you've exited the BIOS Utility, the system will re-boot.
9. During the system boot-up, press the <Ctrl> and <A> keys simultaneously to run
the Intel RAID Configuration Utility when prompted by the following message: Press
<Ctrl> <A> for Intel RAID Configuration Utility.
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Adaptec Embedded SATA with HostRAID Controller Driver
The Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA RAID Controller adds SATA/RAID functionality
and performance enhancements to a motherboard. RAID striping (RAID 0) allows
data to be written across multiple drives, greatly improving hard disk I/O performance. RAID mirroring (RAID 1) allows data to be simultaneously written to two
drives, improving data security even if a single hard disk fails. A Stripe of Mirrors
(RAID 10) provides multiple RAID 1 mirrors and a RAID 0 stripe, maximizing data
security and system efficiency. By incorporating the Adaptec Embedded Serial
ATA into the motherboard design, Supermicro's X7DBX-8/X7DBX-i offers the user
the benefits of SATARAID without the high costs associated with hardware RAID
applications.
Using the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility (ARC)
The Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility, an embedded BIOS Utility, includes the
following:
*Array Configuration Utility: Use this utility to create, configure and manage arrays.
* Disk Utilities: Use this option to format or verify disks.
To run the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility, you will need to do the following:
1. Enable RAID functions in the system BIOS (refer to Chapter 4 for System BIOS
Configurations).
2. Press the <Ctrl> and <A> keys simultaneously when prompted to do so during
system boot. (Refer to the previous page for detailed instructions.)
A. Using the Array Configuration Utility (ACU)
When you press <Ctrl> and <A> keys simultaneously at the prompt during system
bootup, the main menu will appear.
Note: To select an option, use the arrow keys to highlight the item and then press
the <Enter> key to select it. To return to the previous menu, press the <ESC> key.
Press the <Insert> key to select a drive. When a drive is highlighted (selected),
press the <Delete> key to de-select it.
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Managing Arrays
Select this option to view array properties, and configure array settings.
To select this option, using the arrow keys and the <enter> key, select "Managing
Arrays" from the main menu as shown above.
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Configuring Disk Drives
You may need to configure a disk drive before you can use it.
Caution: Configuring a disk may overwrite the partition table on the disk and may
make any data on the disk inaccessible. If the drive is used in an array, you may
not be able to use the array again.
Do not configure a disk that is part of a boot array. To determine which disks are
associated with a particular array, please refer to Viewing Array Properties.
To configure a disk drive:
1. From the main menu, select Configure Drives and hit <Enter> (as shown
below.)
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2. From the "Select Drives for Configuring" List (shown below,) select the drives
you want to configure and press <Insert>.
3. The drive you've selected will appear in the "Selected Drives Dialog Box" on
the right (as shown below.) Repeat the same steps until all drives that you want to
configure appear in the selected drives box.
4. Once both drives display in the selected drive box, press <Enter.>
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5. Read the warning message as shown in the screen below.
6. Make sure that you have selected the correct disk drives to configure. If correct,
type Y to continue.
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Creating Arrays
Before you create arrays, make sure that the disks for the array are connected and
installed in your system. Note that disks with no usable space, or disks that are
un-initialized or not formatted are shown in gray and cannot be used. Note: It is
recommended that you configure devices before you create arrays.
To create an array:
1. From the main menu (shown on page D-4), select Create Array.
2. Select the disks for the new array and press Insert (as the screen shown below).
Note: To de-select any disk, highlight the disk and press Delete.
3. The arrays you have selected will appear on the Selected Drives dialog box on
the right (as shown below.)
4 Press Enter when both disks for the new array are selected. The Array Properties menu displays.
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Assigning Array Properties
Once a new array is completed, you can assign properties to the array.
Caution: Once the array is created and its properties are assigned, and you cannot
change the array properties using this utility.
To assign properties to the new array:
1. In the Array Properties menu (as shown in the screen below), select an array type
and press Enter. Only the available array types will be displayed on the screen.
(RAID 0 or RAID 1 requires two drives.)
2. Under the item "Arrays Label", type in a label and press <Enter>. Note: The
label shall not be more than 15 characters.
3. For RAID 0, select the desired stripe size. Note: Available stripe sizes are 16,
32, and 64 KB. 64K is default. Please do not change the default setting.
4. The item: "Create RAID via" allows you to select between the different ways
of creating methods for RAID 0 and RAID 1.
The following table gives examples of when each is appropriate.
Raid Level
RAID 0
RAID 0
Create Via
Quick Init
Migrate*
RAID 1
Build*
RAID 1,
RAID 10
Clear
RAID 1,
RAID 10
Quick Init
When Appropriate
Creating a RAID 0 on new drives
Creating a RAID 0 from one new drive and
one drive with data you wish to preserve
Any time you wish to create a RAID 1, but especially if
you have data on one drive that you wish to preserve
Creating a RAID 1 or RAID 10 on new drives, or when
you want to ensure that the array contains no data after
creation.
Fastest way to create a RAID 1 or RAID 10
Appropriate when using new drives
Note: If you select Migrate for RAID 0, or Build for RAID 1, you will be asked
to select the source drive. The contents of the source drive will be preserved.
However, the data on the new drive will be lost.
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5. When you are finished, press <Done> (as the screen shown below).
Notes:
1. Before adding a new drive to an array, be sure to back up any data stored on
the new drive; otherwise, all data will be lost.
2. If you stop the Build or Clear process on a RAID 1, you can restart it by pressing <Ctrl> and <R>.
3. If you've used the Quick Init option to create a RAID1, it may return some data
mis-comparison when you run a consistency check at a later time. This is normal.
4. The Adaptec Host RAID allows you to use drives of different sizes in a RAID.
However, you can only select a smaller drive as the source or first drive during a
build operation.
5. When migrating from single volume to RAID 0, migrating from a larger drive to
a smaller drive is allowed. However, the destination drive must be at least half the
capacity of the source drive.
6. It is not recommended that you migrate or build an array on Windows dynamic
disks (volumes) because it will result in data loss.
Warning: Do not interrupt the process when you create a RAID 0 using the Migrate
option. If you do, you will not be able to restart the system, or to recover the data
that was on the source drive.
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Adding a Bootable Array
To make an array bootable:
1. From the Main menu, select Manage Arrays.
2. From the List of Arrays, select the array you want to make bootable, and press
<Ctrl> and <B>.
3. Enter Y to create a bootable array when the following message is displayed: "This
will make all other existing bootable array non-bootable. Do you want to make this
array bootable? (Yes/No):" Then, a bootable array will be created. An asterisk (*)
will appear next to the bootable array (as shown in the picture below.
Deleting a Bootable Array
To delete a bootable array:
1. From the Main menu, select Manage Arrays.
2. From the List of Arrays, select the bootable array you want to delete, and
press <Ctrl> and <B>. Note: a bootable array is the array marked with an asterisk * (as shown in the picture above.)
3. When the following message is displayed: "The array is already marked
bootable. Do you want to make this array as not bootable? (Yes/No)," Enter Y to
delete a bootable array. The bootable array will be deleted and the asterisk will
disappear.
Note: Do not use the delete key to delete the bootable array.
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Adding/Deleting Hotspares
To add a Hotspare:
Note: In order to rebuild a RAID (RAID 0 or RAID 1), you would need to add a
new HDD as a hotspare.
1. From the main menu (shown on Page D-4), select Add/Delete Hotspares.
2. Use the up and down arrow keys to highlight and select the disk you want to
designate as a hotspare, and press <Insert>, and then, press <Enter>.
3. Press Yes when the following prompt is displayed:
"Do you want to create spare?" (Yes/No?)
The spare you have selected will appear in the Selected drives Menu.
To delete a Hotspare:
1. From the main menu (shown on Page D-4), select Add/Delete Hotspares.
2. Use the up and down arrow keys to highlight and select the Hotspare you want
to delete, and press <delete>, and then, press <Enter>.
3. When the following warning is displayed: "Do you want to delete the hot spare?"
(Yes/No?), press Yes to delete the hotspare you have selected.
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Viewing Array Properties
To view the properties of an existing array:
1. From the main menu, select Manage Arrays and hit <Enter> (as shown on the
previous page.)
2. From the List of Arrays dialog box (shown below), select the array you want to
view and press Enter.
The Array Properties dialog box appears (as shown below), showing detailed information on the array. The physical disks associated with the array are displayed
here.
3. Press Esc to return to the previous menu.
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Rebuilding Arrays
Note 1: Rebuilding applies to Fault Tolerant array (RAID 1) only.
If an array Build process is interrupted or when one critical member is missing,
you must perform a Rebuild to restore its functionality. For a critical array rebuild
operation, the optimal drive is the source drive.
Note 2: If no spare array exists and a hard disk drive fails, you need to create a
spare before you can rebuild an array.
To Rebuild an array:
1. From the Main Menu, select Manage Arrays (as shown in the screen below).
From the List of Arrays, select the array you want to Rebuild.
2. Press <Ctrl> and <R> to Rebuild.
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Deleting Arrays
Warning: Back up the data on an array before you delete it to prevent data loss
Deleted arrays cannot be restored.
To delete an existing array
1. From the main menu, select Manage Arrays.
2. Select the array you wish to delete and press <delete>.
3. In the Array Properties dialog box, select Delete and press <Enter>. The following prompt is displayed
Warning!! Deleting the array will render array unusable. Do you want to delete the
array? (Yes/No):
RAID 1 only—the following prompt is also displayed:
Deleting the partition will result in data loss! Do you also want to delete the partition? (Yes/No):
4. Press Yes to delete the array and partition or No to return to the
previous menu.
5. Press Esc to return to the previous menu.
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Using the Disk Utilities
The Disk Utilities enable you to format or verify the media of your Serial ATA hard
disks.
To access the disk utilities
1. From the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility Menu, select Disk Utilities (as
shown above) and press <Enter>. The following screen appears.
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To format a disk
Note: The operation of Formatting Disk allows you to perform a low-level formatting
of a hard drive by writing zeros to the entire disk. Serial ATA drives are low-level
formatted at the factory and do not need to be low-level formatted again.
1. When the screen shown below displays, select Format Disk and press <Enter>.
The following screen appears:
2. Read the warning message when it appears in the screen as shown below. To
continue with disk formatting, select Yes and hit <Enter>. Otherwise, select No
and press <Enter>.
Caution: Formatting a disk destroys all data on the drive. Be sure to back up your
data before formatting a disk.
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To verify disk media
3. When the screen shown above displays, select Verify Disk Media and press
<Enter>.
4. A message will display, indicating that the selected drive will be scanned for media defects. Select Yes and hit <Enter> to proceed with disk verifying; otherwise,
select No and hit <Enter>.
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To Exit the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility
1. Once you have completed RAID array configurations, press ESC to exit. The
following screen will appear.
2. Press Yes to exit the Utility.
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C-3 Installing Intel's ESB2 Driver by Adaptec and the OS
1. Insert Supermicro's bootable CD that came with the package into the CD Drive
during the system reboot, and the screen: "Super Micro Driver Diskette Maker"
will appear.
2. Choose from the list the item: "Intel ESB2 Driver by 3rd Party (Adaptec)" and
press <ENTER>.
3. From the next screen displayed, choose the OS driver you want to install and
press <Enter>.
4. Insert a formatted diskette into drive A: and press <Enter> as prompted.
5. Exit the program after the process is completed. Then, reboot the system.
6. Insert the Microsoft Windows OS Setup CD in the CD Driver, and the system
will start to boot up from CD.
7. Press the <F6> key when the message-"Press F6 if you need to install a third
party SCSI or RAID driver" displays.
8. When the Windows OS Setup screen appears, press "S" to specify additional
device(s).
9. Insert the driver diskette-"Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA Raid Controller Driver"
into Drive A: and press the <Enter> key.
10. Choose Adaptec Embedded Host Serial ATA Raid Controller from the list indicated in the Windows OS Setup Screen, and press the <Enter> key.
11. Press the <Enter> key to continue the installation process. (If you need to
specify any additional devices to be installed, do it at this time.) Once all devices
are specified, press the <Enter> key to continue with the installation.
12. From the Windows OS Setup screen, press <Enter>. The OS Setup will automatically load all device files, and, then, continue with the Windows OS installation.
13. After Windows OS Installation is completed, the system will automatically
reboot.
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New Operating System-Windows XP/2000/2003 Installation
1. Insert the Microsoft Windows XP/2000/2003 Setup CD in the CD Drive and the
system will start booting up from CD.
2. Press the <F6> key when the message" Press F6 if you need to install a third
party SCSI or RAID driver" displays.
3. When the Windows XP/2000/2003 setup screen appears, press "S" to specify
additional device(s).
4. Insert the driver diskette-"Intel AA RAID XP/2000/2003 Driver for ESB2 into Drive
A: and press the <Enter> key.
5. Choose Intel(R) ESB2 SATA RAID Controller from the list indicated in the
XP/2000/2003 setup screen and press the <Enter> key.
6. Press the <Enter> key to continue the installation process. (If you need to specify
any additional devices to be installed, do it at this time.) Once all devices are specified, press the <Enter> key to continue with the installation.
7. From the Windows XP/2000/2003 setup screen, press the <Enter> key. The
XP/2000/2003 setup will automatically load all device files and then continue with
the Windows XP/2000/2003 installation.
8. After the Windows XP/2000/2003 installation is completed, the system will automatically reboot.
9. Insert the Supermicro CD that came with the package into the CD drive during
system reboot, and the following screen will appear:
Note: the current version of the ESB2 SATA RAID Utility can only support Windows
XP/2000/2003 Operating System.
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C-5 Installing the Operating System and other
Software Programs
After all the hardware has been installed, you must first install the operating system,
and then, other software drivers. The necessary drivers are all included on the
Supermicro CDs that came packaged with your motherboard. (For Windows 2003,
please refer to page C-14.)
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
Note: Click the icons showing a hand writing on paper to view the readme files
for each item. Click the computer icons to the right of these items to install each
item (from top to the bottom) one at a time. After installing each item, you must
re-boot the system before moving on to the next item on the list. You should
install everything here except for the SUPER Doctor utility and the LAN/SCSI driver
diskettes, which are optional. The bottom icon with a CD on it allows you to view
the entire contents of the CD.
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Supero Doctor III
The Supero Doctor III program is a Web base management tool that supports
remote management capability. It includes Remote and Local Management tools.
The local management is called SD III Client. The Supero Doctor III program
included on the CDROM that came with your motherboard allows you to monitor the environment and operations of your system. Supero Doctor III displays
crucial system information such as CPU temperature, system voltages and fan
status. See the Figure below for a display of the Supero Doctor III interface.
Note: The default User Name and Password for SuperDoctor III is ADMIN / ADMIN.
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 Supero Doctor II.
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Appendix D
System Specifications
Processors
Single or dual Intel® Xeon® 5300/5100/5000 series processors
Note: Please refer to our web site for a complete listing of supported processors.
Chipset
Intel 5000P/ESB2
BIOS
8 Mb Phoenix® flash ROM
Memory Capacity
Eight (8) 240-pin DIMM sockets to support a maximum of 32 GB of ECC FBD
DDR2-667/533 memory
Note: memory modules should be the same size, speed and type and must be installed in pairs
SAS Subsystem (6015X-3)
Add-on card (AOC-USAS-L4i) and SAS backplane (CSE-SAS-818TQ) to support
three (3) hot-swap SAS drives
SATA Subsystem (6015X-T)
On-chip ESB2 controller (RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 supported) and SATA backplane
(CSE-SAS-818TQ) to support three (3) hot-swap SATA drives
SCSI Subsystem (6015X-8)
Adaptec AIC-7902 controller (RAID 0, 1, and 10 supported) and SCSI backplane
(CSE-SCA-818S) to support three (3) hot-swap SCSI drives
Peripheral Bays
One (1) slim DVD-ROM drive
One (1) slim floppy (optional)
PCI Expansion Slots
Two (2) PCI-Express x8 cards (standard size)
One (1) 64-bit PCI-X card or one (1) PCI-Express card (standard size)
One (1) 64-bit PCI-X card or one (1) PCI-Express card (low-profile)
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Serverboard
6015X-3/6015X-T: X7DBX-i (proprietary form factor)
6015X-8: X7DBX-8 (proprietary form factor)
Dimensions: 16.2 x 11.2 in (412 x 285 mm)
Chassis
6015X-3/6015X-T: SC819TQ-700 (1U Rackmount)
6015X-8: SC819S-700 (1U Rackmount)
Dimensions: (WxHxD) 19 x 1.7 x 27.75 in. (483 x 43 x 705 mm)
Weight
Gross Weight: 38.5 lbs. (17.5 kg.)
System Cooling
Five (5) 4-cm counter-rotating fans (FAN-0085)
System Input Requirements
AC Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Rated Input Current: 10-4A
Rated Input Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
Power Supply
Rated Output Power: 700W (Part# PWS-707-1S)
Rated Output Voltages: +3.3V (20A), +5V (20A), +12VALL (57A), -12V (0.6A),
+5Vsb (4A)
BTU Rating
3695 BTUs/hr (for rated output power of 700W)
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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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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