Supermicro SuperServer 6021i, Beige User manual

Supermicro SuperServer 6021i, Beige 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 SuperServer 6021i.
Installation and maintainance should be performed by experienced technicians
only.
The SuperServer 6021i is a high-end dual processor 2U rackmount server based
on the SC822 2U rackmount server chassis and the P3TDDE, a dual processor
motherboard that supports single or dual Intel Pentium ® III FCPGA 500 MHz 1.40 GHz processors and single or dual low power Pentium® III processors at
front bus speeds of 133 and 100 MHz and up to 4 GB SDRAM main memory.
CPU watchdog capability is also supported.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1: Introduction
The first chapter provides a checklist of the main components included with the
server system and describes the main features of the SUPER P3TDDE mainboard
and the SC822 chassis, which make up the SuperServer 6021i.
Chapter 2: Server Installation
This chapter describes the steps necessary to install the SuperServer 6021i
into a rack and check out the server configuration prior to powering up the
system. If your server was ordered without processor and memory components, this chapter will refer you to the appropriate sections of the
manual for their installation.
Chapter 3: System Interface
Refer here for details on the system interface, which includes the functions
and information provided by the control panel on the chassis as well as
other LEDs located throughout the system.
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Chapter 4: System Safety
You should thoroughly familiarize yourself with this chapter for a general overview
of safety precautions that should be followed when installing and servicing the
SuperServer 6021i.
Chapter 5: Advanced Motherboard Setup
Chapter 5 provides detailed information on the P3TDDE motherboard, including the locations and functions of connections, headers, jumpers, DIP
switches and IRQs. Refer to this chapter when adding or removing processors or main memory and when reconfiguring the motherboard.
Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
Refer to Chapter 6 for detailed information on the SC822 2U rackmount server
chassis. You should follow the procedures given in this chapter when installing,
removing or reconfiguring SCSI or peripheral drives and when replacing system
power supply units and cooling fans.
Chapter 7: BIOS
The BIOS chapter includes an introduction to BIOS and provides detailed
information on running the CMOS Setup Utility.
Appendix A: AwardBIOS POST Messages
Appendix B: AwardBIOS POST Codes
Appendix C: AwardBIOS Error Beep Codes
Appendix D: System Specifications
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Table of Contents
Preface
About This Manual ....................................................................................................... iii
Manual Organization .................................................................................................... iii
Chapter 1: Introduction to the SuperServer 6021i
1-1
Overview ............................................................................................................ 1-1
1-2
Mainboard Features ......................................................................................... 1-2
1-3
Server Chassis Features ................................................................................ 1-4
1-4
Contacting Supermicro ................................................................................... 1-6
Chapter 2: Server Installation
2-1
Overview ............................................................................................................ 2-1
2-2
Unpacking the SuperServer 6021i ................................................................. 2-1
2-3
Preparing for Setup ......................................................................................... 2-1
Choosing a Setup Location ...................................................................... 2-2
Rack Precautions ...................................................................................... 2-2
Server Precautions .................................................................................... 2-2
2-4
Installing the SuperServer 6021i into a Rack ............................................... 2-3
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails ............................................ 2-3
Installing the Chassis Rails ....................................................................... 2-4
Installing the Rack Rails ............................................................................ 2-4
Installing the Server into the Rack ........................................................... 2-5
Installing the Server into a Telco Rack .................................................... 2-6
2-5
Checking the Motherboard Setup .................................................................. 2-7
2-6
Checking the Drive Bay Setup ....................................................................... 2-9
Chapter 3: System Interface
3-1
Overview ............................................................................................................ 3-1
3-2
Control Panel Buttons ..................................................................................... 3-1
Reset .......................................................................................................... 3-1
Power ......................................................................................................... 3-1
3-3
Control Panel LEDs ......................................................................................... 3-2
Overheat ..................................................................................................... 3-2
NIC2 ............................................................................................................ 3-2
NIC1 ............................................................................................................ 3-2
HDD ............................................................................................................ 3-2
Power ......................................................................................................... 3-3
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SCSI Drive Carrier LEDs ................................................................................. 3-3
3-5
Motherboard LED ............................................................................................. 3-3
Chapter 4: System Safety
4-1
Electrical Safety Precautions ........................................................................... 4-1
4-2
General Safety Precautions ............................................................................. 4-2
4-3
ESD Precautions ............................................................................................... 4-3
4-4
Operating Precautions ..................................................................................... 4-3
Chapter 5: Advanced Motherboard Setup
5-1
Handling the P3TDDE Motherboard ................................................................. 5-1
5-2
Motherboard Installation .................................................................................... 5-2
5-3
Connecting Cables ............................................................................................ 5-3
Connecting Data Cables ............................................................................ 5-3
Connecting Power Cables .......................................................................... 5-3
Connecting the Control Panel ................................................................... 5-4
5-4
I/O Ports ............................................................................................................. 5-5
5-5
Installing Processors ........................................................................................ 5-5
5-6
Installing Memory .............................................................................................. 5-8
5-7
Adding PCI Cards .............................................................................................. 5-9
Super P3TDDE Layout ........................................................................... 5-11
Super P3TDDE Quick Reference .......................................................... 5-12
5-8
Connector Definitions ...................................................................................... 5-12
Power Supply Connectors ...................................................................... 5-13
Infrared Connectorl .................................................................................... 5-14
Power_On Connector ................................................................................ 5-14
Reset Connector ....................................................................................... 5-14
Overheat LED .......................................................................................... 5-14
IDE RAID LED ......................................................................................... 5-15
NIC LED ................................................................................................... 5-15
IDE LED ................................................................................................... 5-15
Power LED Connector ............................................................................ 5-15
PW_LED Connector ................................................................................ 5-15
RAID_LED Connector ............................................................................. 5-16
Speaker Connector ................................................................................... 5-16
Universal Serial Bus (USB) .................................................................... 5-16
Serial Ports ............................................................................................. 5-17
Wake On LAN (WOL) ............................................................................. 5-17
Wake On Ring (WOM) ........................................................................... 5-17
Fan Headers ............................................................................................ 5-17
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Jumper Settings ............................................................................................... 5-18
Explanation of Jumpers ............................................................................ 5-18
Front Side Bus Speed .............................................................................. 5-18
CMOS Clear .............................................................................................. 5-19
Keyboard Wakeup ..................................................................................... 5-19
Onboard IDE RAID .................................................................................... 5-20
5-10 Parallel Port, ACP, AGP and Floppy/HardDisk Drive Connections ........... 5-20
Parallel Port Connector .......................................................................... 5-21
Floppy Connector .................................................................................... 5-21
IDE Connectors ....................................................................................... 5-21
4x AGP Pro Slot ..................................................................................... 5-22
5-11 Installing Software Drivers .............................................................................. 5-20
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 Cooling Fans ............................................................ 6-3
6-4
Drive Bay Installation/Removal ...................................................................... 6-4
Accessing the Drive Bays ..................................................................... 6-4
IDE Drive Installation ................................................................................ 6-5
CD-ROM and Floppy Drive Installation ................................................. 6-7
6-5
Power Supply .................................................................................................. 6-8
Power Supply Failure ............................................................................. 6-8
Removing/Replacing the Power Supply ............................................... 6-8
Chapter 7: BIOS
7-1
Introduction ....................................................................................................... 7-1
7-2
Running Setup .................................................................................................. 7-2
7-3
Main BIOS Setup .............................................................................................. 7-2
7-4
Advanced BIOS Setup .................................................................................... 7-6
The Main BIOS Setup Menu .................................................................... 7-3
Advanced BIOS Features ....................................................................... 7-6
Advanced Chipset Features ................................................................... 7-8
Integrated Peripherals ............................................................................ 7-11
Hardware Monitors .................................................................................... 7-14
Processor Features .................................................................................. 7-15
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PnP/PCI Configurations ............................................................................ 7-16
Power Management .................................................................................. 7-18
Boot-up Devices ........................................................................................ 7-21
Security Setup .......................................................................................... 7-23
Exit Setup .................................................................................................. 7-25
Appendices:
Appendix A: AwardBIOS POST Messages ......................................................... A - 1
Appendix B: AwardBIOS POSTCodes ................................................................... B-1
Appendix C: AwardBIOS Error BeepCodes ............................................................. C-1
Appendix D: System Specifications ........................................................................ D-1
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Chapter 1
Introduction to the SuperServer 6021i
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Overview
The Supermicro SuperServer 6021i is a high-end dual processor, 2U rackmount
server that features some of the most advanced technology currently available.
The SuperServer 6021i is comprised of two main subsystems: the SC822S300LP 2U rackmount chassis and the P3TDDE dual 370-pin Pentium III Tualatin
processor mainboard. Please refer to our web site for information on operating
systems that have been certified for use with the SuperServer 6021i.
(www.supermicro.com)
In addition to the mainboard and chassis, various hardware components may
have been included with your SuperServer 6021i, as listed below:
!
Up to two (2) 370-pin Pentium III Tualatin processors (optional)
!
Two (2) CPU heat sinks (SNK-030, optional)
!
Up to 4 GB ECC registered SDRAM main memory (optional)
!
One (1) 3.5" floppy drive
!
One (1) slim drive bay (options: Beige CDM-001 - Black CDM-002)
!
One (1) 5.25" drive bay
!
One (1) 8MB 4xAGP ATI Rage XL low profile video card
!
Rackmount hardware (with screws):
Two (2) rack rail assemblies
Six (6) brackets for mounting the rack rails to a rack/telco rack
!
One (1) CD-ROM containing drivers and utilities:
Intel LANDesk Client Manager
ATI Rage XL 8MB PCI graphics controller driver
LAN driver
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Mainboard Features
At the heart of the SuperServer 6021i lies the P3TDDE, a dual processor motherboard designed to provide maximum performance. Below are the main features
of the P3TDDE.
Chipset
The P3TDDE is based on the VIA Apollo Pro 266T chipset, which is a highperformance core logic chipset that consists of a North Bridge and a South
Bridge. See Figure 1-1 for a block diagram of the chipset.
The North Bridge includes an integrated main memory subsystem and a dual
channel PCI bus that bridges the processor bus to a 32-bit PCI bus. The
North Bridge also packs and unpacks data for PCI accesses, which reserves more processor bandwidth for the multiprocessor motherboard.
The South Bridge provides various integrated functions, including the PCI to
ISA bridge and support for UDMA100, security (passwords and system
protection), Plug & Play, USBs, power management, interrupt controllers
and the SMBus.
Processors
The P3TDDE supports single or dual Pentium III Tualatin 500 MHz - 1.40 GHz
processors with a 100 or 133 MHz FSB. Please refer to the support section
of our web site for a complete listing of supported processors: < http://
www.supermicro.com/TechSupport.htm >.
Memory
The P3TDDE has 4 DIMM slots that can support up to 4 GB of ECC registered
PC133 and PC100 SDRAM. Module sizes of 128MB, 256MB, 512MB and 1
GB may be used to populate the DIMM slots.
PCI Expansion Slots
The P3TDDE has five 32-bit 33 MHz PCI slots.
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4xAGP Pro Slot
The P3TDDE includes a 4xAGP Pro slot, which provides for advanced video
capabilities of AGP, 2xAGP, 4xAGP, and 4xAGP Pro.
Onboard Controllers/Ports
One floppy drive controller and two onboard IDE controllers support from
one up to four hard disk drives or ATAPI devices total. The IDE RAID
controller with two EIDE RAID ports also support from one to four hard disk
drives total (please see above). Onboard I/O ports include two COM ports,
two USB ports and two USB headers, one parallel port, PS/2 mouse and
keyboard ports and one 10/100 MB Intel 82559 Ethernet (NIC) port.
Other Features
Other onboard features that promote system health include seven voltage
monitors, two CPU temperature sensors, four fan speed sensors, a chassis intrusion header, auto-switching voltage regulators, chassis and CPU
overheat sensors, BIOS virus protection and BIOS rescue.
Figure 1-1. VIA Apollo Pro 266T Chipset: System Block Diagram
Pentium III
FCPG A/PPG A
CPUs
133/100/66 MHz Host Bus
3D Graphics
Controller
GCLK
AGP Bus
VT8633
DDR Vlink
Host North
552BGA
Mem ory Bus
M CLK
266 M Hz
Mem ory
Clock Buffer
HCLK/PCLK
Clock
Generator
SM Bus
PCI Slots
PCI Bus
VT8233
Vlink
ATA 33/66/100
MII/LAN
6x USB
Power Plane & Peripheral Control
ACPI Events
LPC
LPC
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Server Chassis Features
The SuperServer 6021i is a high-end, low-cost, scaleable 2U rackmount server
platform designed with today's most state-of-the-art features. The following is a
general outline of the main features of the SC822 chassis.
System Power
When configured as a SuperSever 6021i, the SC822 chassis includes a 300W
power supply.
IDE Subsystem
The IDE subsystem supports two IDE channel hard drives. (Any standard 1"
drives are supported.) The IDE drives are not hot-swap units. The P3TDDE also
provides two IDE channels of IDE RAID onboard.
Control Panel
The SC822's control panel provides important system monitoring and control
information. LEDs indicate power on, network activity, hard disk drive activity and system overheat conditions. The control panel also includes a
main power button and a system reset button.
I/O Shield
The SC822 is a 2U rackmount chassis. Its I/O shield provides seven motherboard low profile expansion slot, one COM port (the other is internal), two USB
ports, PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports, and one Ethernet port. (See Figure 12.)
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Rear of Chassis
Mouse
Port
Keyboard
Port
7 Low Profile Slots
Printer
Port
USB
Ports
COM1
Port
COM2
Port
Ethernet
Ports
Figure 1-2. I/O Shield
Cooling System
The SC822 chassis has an innovative cooling design that includes four 8-cm
redundant system cooling (intake) fans. The fans plug into chassis fan connectors that located behind the HDD drive bays and operate at full rpm continuously.
If they break down, the ambient air temperature inside the chassis will rise and
activate an overheat LED.
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Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
Web Site:
SuperMicro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
+1 (408) 503-8000
+1 (408) 503-8008
[email protected] (General Information)
[email protected] (Technical Support)
www.supermicro.com
Europe
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
SuperMicro Computer B.V.
Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
+31 (0) 73-6400390
+31 (0) 73-6416525
[email protected] (General Information)
[email protected] (Technical Support)
[email protected] (Customer Support)
Asia-Pacific
Address:
SuperMicro, Taiwan
D5, 4F, No. 16 Chien-Ba Road
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel:
+886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3991
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com.tw
Technical Support:
Email:
[email protected]
Tel:
886-2-8228-1366, ext.132 or 139
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Chapter 2
Server Installation
2-1 Overview
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get your SuperServer 6021i
up and running. Following these steps in the order given should enable you
to have the system operational within a minimum amount of time. This quick
setup assumes that your SuperServer 6021i system has come to you with
the processors and memory preinstalled. If your system is not already fully
integrated with a motherboard, processors, system memory, etc., please
turn to the chapter or section noted in each step for details on installing
specific components.
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Unpacking the SuperServer 6021i
You should inspect the box the SuperServer 6021i was shipped in and note
if it was damaged in any way. If the server itself shows damage you
should file a damage claim with the carrier who delivered it.
Decide on a suitable location for the rack unit that will hold the SuperServer
6021i. It should be situated in a clean, dust-free area that is well ventilated.
Avoid areas where heat, electrical noise and electromagnetic fields are
generated. You will also need it placed near a grounded power outlet.
Read the Rack and Server Precautions in the next section.
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Preparing for Setup
The box the SuperServer 6021i 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 chassis top cover completely (~25 inches).
- Leave approximately 30 inches of clearance in the back of the
rack to allow for sufficient airflow and ease in servicing.
!
Warnings and Precautions!
!
Rack Precautions:
- Ensure that the leveling jacks on the bottom of the rack are fully
extended to the floor with the full weight of the rack resting on them.
- In single rack installations, stabilizers should be attached to the rack.
- In multiple rack installations, the racks should be coupled together.
- Always make certain that 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 upward.
- 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 IDE drives and power supply units to cool before
touching them.
- Always keep the rack's front door and all panels and components on
the servers closed when not servicing to maintain proper cooling.
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Installing the SuperServer 6021i into a Rack
This section provides information on installing the SuperServer 6021i into
a rack unit.
If the 6021i has already been mounted into a rack, you can
skip ahead to Sections 2-5 and 2-6.
There are a variety of rack units on
the market, which may mean the assembly procedure will differ slightly.
The following is a guideline for installing the 6021i into a rack with the
rack rails provided.
You should also refer to the installation instructions
that came with the rack unit you are using.
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails:
You should have received two rack rail assemblies with the SuperServer
6021i.
Each of these assemblies consist of three sections: an inner fixed
chassis rail that secures to the 6021i (A) and an outer fixed rack rail that
secures directly to the rack itself (B).
A sliding rail guide sandwiched
between the two should remain attached to the fixed rack rail. (See Figure
2-1.) The A and B rails must be detached from each other to install.
To remove the fixed chassis rail (A), pull it out as far as possible - you
should hear a "click" sound as a locking tab emerges from inside the rail
assembly and locks the inner rail. Then depress the locking tab to pull the
inner rail completely out. Do this for both the left and right side rack rail
assemblies.
A
B
Figure 2-1.
Identifying the Sections of the Rack Rails
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Installing the Chassis Rails:
Remove the handles on the 6021i chassis (see Figure 2-1) and position the
fixed chassis rail sections along the side of the 6021i chassis making sure
the two screw holes line up.
Note that these two rails are left/right spe
cific. Slide the rails on to the hooks on both sides of the chassis. Screw the
rail securely to the side of the chassis, and then reinstall the chassis handle
(see Figure 2-2). Repeat this procedure for the other rail on the other side
of the chassis. You will also need to attach the rail brackets when installng
into a telco rack.
Locking Tabs: As you have seen, both chassis rails have a locking tab,
which serves two functions.
The first is to lock the server into place
when installed and pushed fully into the rack, which is its normal position.
Secondly, these tabs also lock the server in place when fully extended
from the rack. This prevents the server from coming completely out of
the rack when you pull it out for servicing.
Figure 2-2.
Installing Chassis Rails
Installing the Rack Rails:
Determine where you want to place the SuperServer 6021i in the rack.
(See Rack and Server Precautions in Section 2-3.) Position the fixed rack
rail/sliding rail guide assemblies at the desired location in the rack,
keeping the sliding rail guide facing the inside of the rack. Screw the
assembly securely to the rack using the brackets provided.
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other assembly to the other side of the rack, making both are at the exact
same height and with the rail guides facing inward.
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 chassis.
Do this by
lining up the rear of the chassis rails with the front of the rack rails.
Slide the chassis rails into the rack rails, keeping the pressure even on
both sides (you may have to depress the locking tabs when inserting).
See Figure 2-3.
When the server has been pushed completely into the rack, you should
hear the locking tabs "click". Finish by inserting and tightening the
thumbscrews that hold the front of the server to the rack.
Figure 2-3.
Installing the Server into a Rack
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Installing the Server into a Telco Rack:
If you are installing the SuperServer 6021i into a Telco type rack, follow
the directions given on the previous pages for rack installation. The only
difference in the installation procedure will be the positioning of the rack
brackets to the rack. They should be spaced apart just enough to
accomodate the width of the telco rack.
Figure 2-4.
Installing the Server into a Telco Rack
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Checking the Motherboard Setup
After you install the 6021i in the rack, you will need to open the unit to
make sure the motherboard is properly installed and all the connections
have been made.
1. Accessing the inside of the 6021i (see Figure 2-5):
First, release the retention screws that secure the unit to the rack.
Grasp the two handles on either side and pull the unit straight out until it
locks (you will hear a "click"). Next, depress the two buttons on the top
of the chassis to release the top cover. There is a large rectangular
recess in the middle front of the top cover to help you push the cover
away from you until it stops. You can then lift the top cover from the
chassis to gain full access to the inside of the server.
2. Check the CPUs (processors):
You should have one or two processors already installed into the
system board. Each processor should have its own heatsink attached.
See Section 5-5 for instructions on processor installation.
3. Verify the proper CPU core/bus ratio setting:
You need to verify that the CPU core/bus ratio as set with DIP Switch 1
matches the speed of your installed processors. This DIP Switch is
defaulted to 5.5, which corresponds to 550 MHz processors running on
a 100 MHz front side bus (FSB). If the setting is different or if you are
using processors of a different speed, you may need to change this
setting. (See Section 5-9 for setting the core/bus ratio with DIP Switch
1.) This speed can also be set in BIOS.
4. Check the system memory:
Your 6021i 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 Section 5-6.
5. Installing add-on cards:
If desired, you can install an add-on card to the system. See Section 57 for details on installing a PCI add-on card.
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Chassis Top Cover (Removed)
Top Cover Release Buttons
P3TDDE
Motherboard
System Cooling Fans
Power Supply
System Memory
IDE Drive Bay
Control Panel
Floppy Drive
5.25" Drive Bay
CD-ROM Drive
Figure 2-5.
Figure 2-6.
Accessing the Inside of the SuperServer 6021i
(with one IDE drive bay removed)
Removing the 5.25" drive bay rails and installing them on
the new component (CD-ROM as an example)
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6. Check all cable connections and airflow:
Make sure all power and data cables are properly connected and not
blocking airflow. See Section 5-3 for details on cable connections. Also,
check the air seals for damage. The air seals are located under the
blower fan and beneath the frame cross section that separates the drive
bay area from the motherboard area of the chassis.
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Checking the Drive Bay Setup
Next, you should check to make sure the peripheral drives and the IDE
drives and backplane have been properly installed and all connections
have been made.
1. Accessing the drive bays:
All drives can be accessed from the front of the server. For servicing
the CD-ROM and floppy drives, you will need to remove the top chassis
cover. The IDE disk drives can be installed and removed from the front
of the chassis without removing the top chassis cover. The 5.25" drive
bay cover can be removed by pressing the tab on the corner of the drive
bay and then push the bay outward from inside.
2. Installing components into the 5.25" drive bay:
Remove the drive bay cover by pressing the tab as decribed in the
previous section. Remove the drive bay rails as shown in Figure 2-6.
Install the rails onto the new component and then slide the new component into the drive bay until you hear a clicking sound from the tab.
3. Installing CD-ROM and floppy disk drives:
Refer to Section 6-4 if you need to reinstall a CD-ROM and/or floppy disk
drive to the system.
4. Check the IDE disk drives:
Depending upon your system's configuration, your system may have one
drive already installed. If you need to install an IDE drive, please refer to
Section 6-4. Be certain that the server's electrical power is "off" before
attempting to change an IDE hard disk drive -- they are not hotswappable.
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5. Check the airflow:
Airflow is provided by three, 8-cm, redundant, cooling fans -- plus one
hot spare fan. The system component layout was carefully designed to
promote sufficient airflow through the 2U rackmount space. Also 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.
6. Supplying power to the system:
The last thing you must do is to provide input power to the system. Plug
the power cord from the power supply unit into a high-quality power
strip that offers protection from electrical noise and power surges. It is
recommended that you use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
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Chapter 3
System Interface
3-1
Overview
There are several LEDs on the control panel as well as others on the IDE
drive carriers and the motherboard to keep you constantly informed of the
overall status of the system as well as the activity and health of specific
components. There are also two buttons on the chassis control panel and
an on/off switch on the power supply. This chapter explains the meanings
of all LED indicators and the appropriate response you may need to take.
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Control Panel Buttons
There are two push-button buttons located on the front of the chassis.
These are (in order from left to right) a reset button and a power on/off
button.
!
RESET: The reset switch reboots the system.
!
POWER: This is the main power switch, which is used to apply or
turn off the main system power. Turning off system power with this button
removes the main power but keeps standby power supplied to the system.
(See also the power supply on/off switch in Section 3-5.)
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Control Panel LEDs
The control panel located on the front of the SC822 chassis has five LEDs. These
LEDs provide you with critical information related to different parts of the system.
This section explains what each LED indicates when illuminated and any corrective action you may need to take.
!
Overheat: Indicates an overheat condition in the chassis. This may
be caused by cables obstructing the airflow in the system, or the ambient
room temperature being too warm. You should also check to make sure
that the chassis cover is installed and that all fans are present and operating normally. Make certain that the heat sinks are installed properly (see
section 5-5 and figure 5-4) and make certain that the chassis top cover is in
place during server operation to assure proper cooling air circulation.
NIC1
!
NIC1: Indicates network activity on LAN1 when flashing.
!
HDD: Indicates IDE channel activity. On the SuperServer 6021i, this light
indicates CD-ROM drive activity when flashing.
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!
Power: Indicates power is being supplied to the system's power
supply units. This LED should normally be illuminated when the system is
operating.
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Motherboard LED
There is only one LED on the motherboard. When illuminated, it indicates
that system power is present on the motherboard. This LED is located in
the corner of the P3TDDE near the IDE #1 connector.
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Notes
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Chapter 4: System Safety
Chapter 4
System Safety
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Electrical Safety Precautions
!
Basic electrical safety precautions should be followed to protect
yourself from harm and the SuperServer 6021i from damage:
! Be aware of the locations of the power on/off switch on the
chassis as well as the room's emergency power-off switch,
disconnection switch or electrical outlet. If an electrical accident
occurs, you can then quickly remove power from the system.
! Do not work alone when working with high voltage components.
! Power should always be disconnected from the system when
removing or installing main system components, such as the
motherboard, memory modules and IDE and floppy drives.
When
disconnecting power, you should first power down the system with
the operating system first and then unplug the power cords of all
the power supply units 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 static electrical discharge as
protection from electrical shock. Instead, use rubber mats that
have been specifically designed as electrical insulators.
! The power supply power cords must include a grounding plug and
must be plugged into grounded electrical outlets.
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! Motherboard Battery: CAUTION - There is a danger of explosion if the
onboard battery (located near the IDE#1 connector) is installed upside
down, which will reverse its polarities. This battery must be replaced
only with the same or an equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer's instructions.
! CD-ROM Laser: CAUTION - this server may have come equipped with a
CD-ROM drive. To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam and
hazardous radiation exposure, do not open the enclosure or use the
unit in any unconventional way.
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General Safety Precautions
!
Follow these rules to ensure general safety:
! Keep the area around the SuperServer 6021i clean and free of
clutter.
! The SuperServer 6021i weighs approximately 54 lbs (24.2 kg) when
fully loaded. When lifting the system, two people at either end
should lift slowly with their feet spread out to distribute the weight.
Always keep your back straight and lift with your legs.
! Place the chassis top cover and any system components that have
been removed away from the system or on a table so that they
won't accidentally be stepped on.
! While working on the system, do not wear loose clothing such as
neckties and unbuttoned shirt sleeves, which can come into contact
with electrical circuits or be pulled into a cooling fan.
! Remove any jewelry or metal objects from your body, which are
excellent metal conductors that can create short circuits and harm
you if they come into contact with printed circuit boards or areas
where power is present.
! After accessing the inside of the system, close the system back up
and secure it to the rack unit with the retention screws after
ensuring that all connections have been made.
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ESD Precautions
!
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is generated by two objects with
different electrical charges coming into contact with each other. An
electrical discharge is created to neutralize this difference, which can
damage electronic components and printed circuit boards. The
following measures are generally sufficient to neutralize this
difference before contact is made to protect your equipment from ESD:
! Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
! Keep all components and printed circuit boards (PCBs) in their
antistatic bags until ready for use.
! Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the
antistatic bag.
! Do not let components or PCBs come into contact with your
clothing, which may retain a charge even if you are wearing a wrist
strap.
! Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components,
peripheral chips, memory modules or contacts.
! When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
! Put the motherboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags
when not in use.
! For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis
provides excellent conductivity between the power supply, the case,
the mounting fasteners and the motherboard.
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Operating Precautions
!
Care must be taken to assure that the chassis cover is in place when
the 6021i is operating to assure proper cooling. Out of warranty
damage to the 6021i system can occur if this practice is not strictly
followed.
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Chapter 5: Advanced Motherboard Setup
Chapter 5
Advanced Motherboard Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install the P3TDDE motherboard into
the SC822 chassis, connect the data and power cables and install add-on cards.
All motherboard jumpers and connections are also described. A layout and quick
reference chart are on pages 5-11 and 5-12. Remember to close the chassis
completely when you have finished working with the motherboard to protect and
cool the system better.
Tools Required
The only tools you will need to install the P3TDDE into the SC822 chassis are
a long and short Phillips screwdriver.
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Handling the P3TDDE Motherboard
Static electrical discharge can damage electronic components. To prevent
damage to any printed circuit boards (PCBs), it is important to handle them
very carefully (see previous chapter). Also note that the size and weight
of the motherboard can cause it to bend if handled improperly, which may
result in damage. To prevent the motherboard from bending, keep one
hand under the center of the board to support it when handling. The following measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from
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 motherboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.
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Unpacking
The motherboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage.
When unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
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Motherboard Installation
This section explains the first step of physically mounting the P3TDDE into
the SC822 chassis. Following the steps in the order given will eliminate the
most common problems encountered in such an installation. To remove the
motherboard, follow the procedure in reverse order.
1.
Accessing the inside of the 6021i (see Figure 2-5):
Two release buttons are located on the top cover of the chassis.
Depressing both of these buttons while pushing 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. (If already installed in
a rack, you must first release the retention screws that secure the
unit to the rack. Then grasp the two handles on either side and pull
the unit straight out until the rails lock into place.)
2.
Check compatibility of motherboard ports and I/O shield:
The P3TDDE requires a chassis big enough to support an 11.6" x
11.2" (294.64 mm x 284.48 mm) full ATX motherboard, such as
Supermicro's SC822 2U rackmount. Make certain that the I/O ports
on the motherboard properly align with their respective holes in the I/
O shield at the back of the chassis.
3.
Mounting the motherboard onto the motherboard tray:
Carefully mount the motherboard to the motherboard tray by aligning
the board holes with the raised metal standoffs that are visible on
the bottom of the chassis. Insert screws into all the mounting holes
on your motherboard that line up with the standoffs and tighten until
snug (if you screw them in too tight, you might strip the threads).
Metal screws provide an electrical contact to the motherboard ground
to provide a continuous ground for the system.
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5-3
Connecting Cables
Now that the motherboard is installed, the next step is to connect the cables
to the board. These include the data (ribbon) cables for the peripherals and
control panel and the power cables.
Connecting Data Cables
The ribbon cables used to transfer data from the peripheral devices
have been carefully routed to prevent them from blocking the flow of
cooling air that moves through the system from front to back. If you
need to disconnect any of these cables, you should take care to
keep them routed as they were originally after reconnecting them
(make sure the red wires connect to the pin 1 locations). The
following data cables (with their locations noted) should be connected. (See the layout on page 5-10 for connector locations.)
! Two (2) IDE Device Cables (J23 and J24)
! Floppy Drive Cable (J26)
! Control Panel Cable (JF1, see next page)
Connecting Power Cables
The P3TDDE has a 24-pin primary power supply connector designated "ATX Power" for connection to the ATX power supply. The
ATX Power connector also is keyed to accept 20-pin power connectors if the power supply you are using has that type. See Section 58 for power connector pin definitions. An ATX auxiliary 6-pin power
connector is also required.
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Connecting the Control Panel
JF1 and JF2 contain 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 JF2 wires have been bundled into single ribbon cable to simplify their
connection. Make sure the red wire plugs into pin 1 as marked on the
board. The other end connects to the Control Panel printed circuit board,
located just behind the system status LEDs in the chassis. The control
signals are all on the even numbered pins.
See pages 5-14 to 5-15 for details and pin descriptions of JF1 and Figure 5-1
for JF1 pin descriptions.
Figure 5-1. P3TDDE Front Control Panel Header Pins
16
Power
IDE
LED +
NIC
Speaker
IDE RAID
Over Heat
X
IDE
RAID
LED
Button +
Reset
Power
1
JF1
Power
LED
1
JP9
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I/O Ports
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC99 specification.
See Figure 5-2 below for the colors and locations of the various I/O ports.
Parallel Port
(Burgundy)
Mouse
(Green)
Ethernet
Port
(Black)
Keyboard
(Purple)
USB
Ports
(Black)
COM1
COM2
(Turquoise)
Figure 5-2. P3TDDE Rear Panel I/O Ports
5-5
Installing Processors
!
Avoid placing direct pressure to the top of the pro
cessor package. Always connect the power cord last
and always remove it before adding, removing or
changing any hardware components.
1.
Installing the FCPGA processors:
The P3TDDE has two 370-pin sockets, which support single or dual Intel
Pentium ® III FCPGA 500 MHz - 1.40 GHz processors and single or dual low
power Pentium ® III processors at front bus speeds of 100 and 133 MHz. Lift
the lever on the FCPGA socket and insert the processor keeping the notched
corner oriented toward pin one on the socket. Make sure the processor is
fully seated in the socket and then close the lever. You can also install a
single processor on the motherboard without changing any jumper settings.
(See Figure 5-3 for views of a 370-pin FCPGA socket before and after
processor installation.)
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Figure 5-3. FCPGA Socket: Empty and with Processor Installed
(Low Power Pentium III shown)
2.
Attaching heat sinks to the processors:
Two passive heat sinks (one for each processor) have been included
with your SuperServer 6021i. Secure a heat sink to each processor with
a suitable thermal compound to conduct the heat from the processor to
the heat sink in the best manner. Make certain that you apply the
compound evenly and that good contact is made between the CPU chip
(the die) and the heat sink. Insufficient contact or improper types of heat
sinks and thermal compounds can cause the processor to overheat,
which may crash the system. See figure 5-4 for heat sink installation
diagrams.
3.
Removing the processors:
To remove the processors from the motherboard, simply follow the
installation process in reverse order.
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Figure 5-4. Heat Sink Installation
(Reference Only)
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Installing Memory
!
CAUTION! Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM modules to prevent any
possible damage. The MEC must be populated
in the manner described in Step 2 below.
Note: Check the Supermicro web site for recommended memory modules:
http://www.supermicro.com/TECHSUPPORT/FAQs/Memory_vendors.htm
CAUTION
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM modules
to prevent any possible damage. Also note that the memory is
interleaved to improve performance (see step 1).
DIMM Installation (See Figure 2-2)
1. Insert either two or four DIMMs as required for the desired system
memory. The memory is non-interleaved.
2. Insert each DIMM module vertically into its slot. Pay attention to the
two notches 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).
Support
The P3TDDE only supports ECC registered SDRAM memory. PC133 and
PC100 memory are both supported at their respective speeds. However,
the memory bus is synchronized to the front side bus speed, so using
PC100 with a 133 MHz FSB or using PC133 with a 100 MHz FSB, will
result in 100 MHz memory speed operation in either case.
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Figure 5-5a.
Side View of DIMM Installation into Slot
DIMM
Notch
Release
Tab
Note: Notch
should align
with the
receptive point
on the slot
Notch
Release
Tab
To Install: Insert module vertically and press down until it snaps into
place. Pay attention to the bottom notches.
To Remove:
Use your thumbs to gently push each release tab outward to free the
DIMM from the slot.
Figure 5-5b.
Top View of DIMM Installation into Slot
Top View of DIMM Slot
Release Tab
Release Tab
To Remove:
Use your thumbs to gently push each release tab outward.
This should release the DIMM from the slot.
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Adding PCI Cards
1. 32-bit PCI slots:
The 6021i system board has five 32-bit, 33 MHz 5V PCI slots that require
low profile PCI cards to fit inside the Supermicro SC822 chassis - see
figures 5-6a and 5-6b.
2. 32-bit PCI card installation:
Before installing a PCI add-on card, make sure you choose the correct low
profile card for the type of PCI card you are installing (see step 1, above).
Begin by removing the I/O shield for the PCI slot. Insert the PCI card into
the PCI slot on the motherboard, pushing down with your thumbs evenly on
both sides of the card. Finish by using a screw to secure the top of the card
shield to the chassis. The I/O shield protects the motherboard and its
components from EMI (electromagnetic interference) and aids in proper
ventilation, so make sure there is always a shield covering each slot.
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Standard PCI
Expansion Card
Low Profile PCI
Expansion Card
Standard PCI and Low Profile PCI Expansion Card Comparison
Figure 5-6a. Low Profile versus Standard PCI Card Form Factor
Figure 5-6b. Low Profile PCI Card Dimensions
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Figure 5-7. SUPER P3TDDE Layout
(not drawn to scale)
COM2
DIMM 3
DIMM 2
DIMM 0
VIA
CPU2
Processor
DIMM 1
370 FCPGA/PPGA
CLK
BUF1
6 PIN POWER
CHASSIS FAN1
CPU1 CHASSIS
FAN
LED+
SPK1
CPU1
CPU2 FAN
J14
Parallel
Port
x
J13
COM1
CLK BUF2
Processor
JP9
PW LEDR A I D L E DSPEAKER
JP3
370 FCPGA/PPGA
1
USB1/2
OH/IDE_R/NIC/IDE/
PWR
1
BUTTON+
JF1
1
24 PIN POWER
1
JP10
J10
J2
JPWAKE
KB/
MOUSE
CPU1
Fan
J12
10.7"
1
VT8633
1
J16
1
FLOPPY
Clock
IDE2
IDE1
LAN
JPL1
4x AGP PRO
11.6"
I2C
JP4
JP5
1
1
JP7
PCI 1
1
1
USB4
USB3
PCI 3
P3TDDE
1
PCI 4
BIOS
FWH
VIA
VT8233
1
#1 #2
J17
PCI 5
RAID
CNTLR
ACR
IDE
RAID
IDE
RAID
WOL1 WOM1
SUPER I/O
SUPER
®
1
CHASSIS FAN2 CPU2 CHASSIS FAN
JL1
JP6
PCI 2
BATTERY
1
1
IR
Also see the figure on page 5-5 for the locations of the I/O ports and
5-4 for the Front Control Panel (JF1 and JF2) connectors.
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P3TDDE Quick Reference
Jumpers
JBT1
JPWAKE
JPL1
JP4, JP5
JP6
JP7
JP10
J17
Description
CMOS Clear
Keyboard Wake-Up
LAN Enable/Disable
Front Side Bus Speed
Fan Detection Select
Fan Detection Select
Watch Dog Enable
Onboard IDE RAID
Connectors
COM1/COM2
CPU FAN1/2 CPU
CPU1/2 CHASSIS FAN
CPU CHASSIS FAN1/2
DIMM 0/1/2/3
D11, D12
IDE1, IDE2
JF1
JL1
JP1
JP8
JP9
J10
J12
J16
J18
J19
WOM1
WOL1
USB1/2, JUSB1 (USB3/4)
Default Setting
Pins 1-2 (Normal)
Pins 1-2 (Disabled)
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
Both: Pins 1-2 (Auto)
Open (Overheat)
Closed (CPU Fans)
Open (Disabled)
Pins 2-3 (Disabled)
Description
COM1/COM2 Serial Port Connectors
Fan Headers
Overheat Fan Header
Chassis Fan Header
SDRAM Memory slots
IDE RAID Drive #1/2 Connectors
IDE Hard Disk Drive #1/2 Connectors
Front Control Panel Connector
Chassis Intrusion Header
Floppy Disk Drive Connector
I2C
PW_LED, RAID LED & Speaker
ATX 24-Pin Power Connector
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
Parallel Printer Port
Infrared Device Header
6-Pin Power Connector
Wake-On-Ring Header
Wake-on-LAN Header
Universal Serial Bus Ports
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*Note: Please refer to Chapter 5 for detailed information on
jumper settings and pin definitions.
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Connector Definitions
Power Supply Connector
The primary power supply connector on the P3TDDE meets the SSI
(Superset ATX) 24-pin specifications; however, it also supports an
ATX 20-pin connector. Thus, both
20-pin ATX and 24-pin SSI connectors can be installed on the
P3TDDE as long as the PS connector is correctly oriented. (Make
sure that pin 1 of the PS connector is seated on pin 1 of the
header of J10). If a 24-pin connector is used, please refer to
Table 5-1a for pin definitions.
(Also see Figure A below for connector orientation).
If a 20-pin
connector is used, please refer to
Table 5-1b.for pin definitions.
(Also see Figure B below for connector orientation).
Pin Number Definition Pin Number Definition
1
+3.3V
13
+3.3V
2
+3.3V
14
-12V
3
COM
15
COM
4
+5V
16
PS_ON#
5
COM
17
COM
6
+5V
18
COM
7
COM
19
COM
8
PW R_OK
20
Res(NC)
9
5VSB
21
+5V
10
+12V
22
+5V
11
+12V
23
+5V
12
+3.3V
24
COM
T able5-1b
AT X Po wer Supply 20-pin Connector
Pin Number
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Definititio Pin #
+3.3V
1
-12V
2
COM
3
PS_ON
4
COM
5
COM
6
COM
7
-5V
8
+5V
9
+5V
10
Definition
+3.3V
+3.3V
CO M
+5V
CO M
+5V
CO M
PW -OK
5VSB
+12V
T ab le 5-1c
PW R Supply C olor Definition
Color
D efinition
Orange
+3.3V
Black
Com
Red
5V
W hite
Power OK
Yellow
+12V
Purple
5V standby
Brown
-5V
(For Reference only)
Pin 13
12345678901234567890123456789
12345678901234567890123456789
12345678901234567890123456789
12345678901234567890123456789
12345678901234567890123456789
12345678901234567890123456789
12345678901234567890123456789
Pin 1
Pin 11
Pin
20
1234567890123456789012345
1234567890123456789012345
1234567890123456789012345
1234567890123456789012345
1234567890123456789012345
1234567890123456789012345
1234567890123456789012345
Pin 10
T able 5-1a
AT X Power Supply 24-pin Connector
Pin Definitions (AT X POW ER)
T able 5-2
6-Pin Power Connector
Pin 1
Pin Number
6-Pin Power Connector
Please refer to Table 5-2 for pin definitions for the 6-Pin connector J19.
5-13
1
2
3
4
5
6
Definition
GND
GND
GND
+3.3V
+3.3V
+5V
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Infrared Connector
Table 5-3
Infrared Pin
Definitions
See Table 5-3 for pin definitions
(J18). See the Technical Support
section of our web page for information on the infrared devices you can
connect to the system.
Pin
Number Definition
1
+5V
2
Key
3
IRRX
4
Ground
5
IRTX
IR Connector J18
PW_ON Connector
The PW_ON connectors are lo-cated
on pins 1 and 2 of JF1. Momentarily
contacting both pins will power on/off
the system. The user can also configure this button to function as a
suspend button. (See the Power
Button Mode setting in BIOS.) To
turn off the power when set to suspend mode, hold down the power button for at least 4 seconds. See
Table 5-4 for pin definitions.
T able 5-4
PW _ON Connector
Pin Definitions
Pin
Number Definition
PW _ON
1
2
Power
(JF1)
T able 5-5
Reset Pin
Definitions
Reset Connector
The reset connectors are located
on pins 3 and 4 of JF1. This connector attaches to the hardware
reset switch on the computer
case. See Table 5-5 for pin definitions.
OverHeat LED
Pin
Definition
number
3
4
Ground
Reset
JF1
T able 5-6
Over Heat LED
Pin Definitions
The IDE LED are located on pins
1-4 of JF2. Attach the hard drive
LED cable to pins 1 and 2. See
Table 5-6 for pin definitions.
5-14
Pin
Number
7
8
Definition
12VDC
OH Active
JF1
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IDE RAID LED
T able 5-7
IDE RAID LED
Pin Definitions
The IDE LED are located on pins
1-4 of JF1. Attach the hard drive
LED cable to pins 9 and 10. See
Table 5-7 for pin definitions.
NIC LED
Pin
Definition
Number
12VDC
9
IDE RAID Active
10
JF1
T able 5-8
NIC LED
Pin Definitions
The IDE LED are located on pins
1-4 of JF1. Attach the hard drive
LED cable to pins 11 and 12. See
Table 5-8 for pin definitions.
IDE LED
The IDE LED are located on pins
1-4 of JF1. Attach the hard drive
LED cable to pins 13 and 14. See
Table 5-9 for pin definitions.
Power LED Connector
Pin
Number
11
12
Definition
12VDC
NIC Active
JF1
T able 5-9
IDE LED
Pin Definitions
Pin
Number
13
14
Definition
12VDC
IDE Active
JF1
T able 5-10
PW R LED
Pin Definitions
The power LED connector is located on pins 5 to 7 of JF2. See
Table 5-10 for pin definitions
Pin
Number
15
16
Definition
12VDC
PW R Active
JF1
PW_LED Connector
The PW_LED connector is located
on pins 1 through 3 of JP9 .
Please see Table 5-11 for pin
definitions.
T able 5-11
PW _L ED
Pin Definitions
Pin
D efinition
Number
+5V Pull-Up
1
PW _Signal
2
3
PW _Signal
JP9
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RAID_LED Connector
Table 5-12
RAID_LED
Pin Definitions
The PW_LED connector is located
on pins 1 through 3 of JP9 . See
Pin
Definition
Number
+5V Pull-Up
1
RAID_Signal
2
3
RAID_Signal
Table 5-12 for pin definitions.
JP9
Speaker Connector
T able 5-13
Speaker
Pin Definitions
The speaker connectors are located on pins 7-11 of JF9. See
Table 5-13 for pin definitions. Pins
10-11 "Enable" onboard speaker.
External speakers connect to pins
8 and 11 of JF9.
Pin
Definition
Number
Spkr (+) Pull-Up
7
8
Spkr (+) Pull-Up
9
NC
Onboard Spkr (-)
10
Spkr (-) Signal
11
JP9
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and
PS/2 Mouse Ports
T able 5-14
PS/2 Keyboard
and Mouse Port
Pin Definitions
The ATX PS/2 keyboard and the
PS/2 mouse are located on J12.
See Table 5-14 for pin definitions.
(The mouse port is above the keyboard port. See Figure 2-3 for locations.)
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Four Universal Serial Bus connectors and headers are located on
USB1 and JUSB1. The USB1 is located next to the PS/Mouse connector and the JUSB1 is located
close to SDRAM slots. See Table
5-15 for pin definitions.
Pin
Number Definition
Data
1
NC
2
Ground
3
VCC
4
Clock
5
NC
6
J12
T able 5-15
Universal Serial Bus Pin Definitions
USB1
USB2
Pin
Number
1
2
3
4
Pin
Definition Number
+5V
1
P02
P0+
3
Ground 4
USB1
USB3
Pin
Number
1
2
3
4
5
USB4
Pin
Definition Number
+5V
1
P02
P0+
3
Ground 4
Ground 5
JUSB1
5-16
Definition
+5V
P0P0+
Ground
Definition
+5V
P0P0+
Ground
Ground
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Serial Ports
Two connectors, for the COM1
and COM2 serial ports, are
provided on your board. See
Table 5-16 for pin definitions for
the connectors (J13, J14). A 10pin serial ribbon cable is required
if connecting a device to a COM
header.
Wake-On-LAN (WOL)
Table 5-16
Serial Port (COM )
Pin Definitions
Pin Number
1
2
3
4
5
Definition Pin Number
6
DCD
7
Serial In
8
Serial Out
9
DTR
10
Ground
J13/ J14
T able 5-17
W ake-On-LAN (W OL)
Pin Definitions
The Wake-On-LAN header is located on WOL1. Refer to Table 517 for pin definitions. You must
enable the LAN Wake-Up setting in
BIOS to use this function. (You
must also have a LAN card with a
Wake-on-LAN connector and cable
to use this feature.)
Wake-On-Ring (WOM)
Pin
Number
1
2
3
Definition
+5V Standby
Ground
W ake-up
W OL1
T able 5-18
W ake-On-Ring (W OM)
Pin Definitions
The Wake-On-Ring header is located on WOM1. Refer to Table 518 for pin definitions. You must
enable the Ring Wake-Up setting
in BIOS to use this function. (You
must also have a modem card with
a Wake-on-Ring connector and
cable to use this feature.) Both 2pin and 3-pin WOM headers are
provided.
Pin
Number
1
2
3
Pin
Number
1
2
Definition
+5V Standby
Ground
W ake-up
Definition
Ground
W ake-up
W OM1
Fan Headers*
T able 5-19
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
The six CPU and chassis fan
headers are designated CPU1/2
FAN, CPU1/2 CHASSIS FAN and
CHASSIS FAN 1/2. Refer to Table
5-19 for pin definitions.
*Note: NC indicates "no connection".
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Pin
Number
1
2
3
Definition
Ground (black)
+12V (red)
Tachometer
* Caution: These fan headers
are DC power.
Definition
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
NC*
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Jumper Settings
Explanation of
Jumpers
Connector
Pins
To modify the operation of the
motherboard, 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 motherboard layout pages for
3
2
1
3
2
1
Jumper
Cap
Setting
Pin 1-2 short
jumper locations.
Front Side Bus Speed
T able 5-20
Front Side Bus Speed Jumper Settings
The FSB speed is set with JP4
and JP5. Table 5-20 displays the
settings for these two jumpers.
The CPU speed can also be
changed by software control in
BIOS (see CPU Speed setting).
The CPU Speed setting will show
you the actual CPU speed for each
FSB speed option selected.
Note : If the system does not
reboot after changing the CPU
speed, 1) clear CMOS and reboot
(as described on the next page)
and then set the correct CPU
speed with the BIOS setting mentioned above.
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JP4
JP5
FSB Speed
1-2
2-3
2-3
Open
1-2
2-3
Open
Open
Auto
66 MHz
100 MHz
133 MHz
* Note: T he Auto setting allows the CPU
to set the speed.
(JP4, JP5)
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CMOS Clear
Refer to Table 5-21 for instructions
on how to clear CMOS. Always remove the AC power cord from the
system before clearing CMOS.
T able 5-21
CMOS Clear Jumper Settings
Jumper
Position
1-2
2-3
Definition
Normal
C MOS Clear
JBT 1
Position
1-2
Note: For an ATX power supply, you
Position
2-3
use JBT1 to clear CMOS.
Replace
Normal
tem, remove the AC power cord, then
CMOS Clear
must completely shut down the sys-
JBT1 back to the pin 1-2 position before powering up the system again.
Do not use the PW_ON connector to
clear CMOS.
Keyboard Wake-Up
T able 5-22
Keyboard W ake-Up
Jumper Settings
The JPWAKE jumper (JP2) is used
together with the Keyboard WakeUp function in BIOS. Enable both
the jumper and the BIOS setting to
allow the system to be awakened
up by depressing a key on the keyboard. See Table 5-22 for jumper
settings.
Note: Your power supply must meet
ATX specification 2.01 or higher and
supply 720 mA of standby power to
use this feature.
Jumper
Position
1-2
2-3
Definition
Disabled
Enabled
JPW AKE (JP2)
Watch Dog Enable
Watch Dog Enable
Jumper Settings (JP10)
This jumper is used to enable or disable the Watch Dog function. This
jumper is used together with the
Watch Dog enable function in BIOS.
Enable both the jumper and the
BIOS setting to use the Watch Dog
feature. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
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Jumper
Position
Open
Closed
Definition
Disabled
Enabled
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Onboard IDE RAID
T able 5-23
O nboard IDE RAID
Enable/D isable
J17 gives you the option of disabling/enabling the onboard IDE
RAID. See Table 5-23 for pin definitions.
Jumper
Position
1-2
2-3
Definition
Enabled
Disabled
(J17)
Position
2-3
Disabled
Enabled
Position
1-2
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Connections
Note the following when connecting the floppy and hard disk drive cables.
• The floppy disk drive cable has seven twisted wires.
• A red mark on a wire typically designates the location of pin 1.
• A single floppy disk drive ribbon cable has 34 wires and two connectors
to provide for two floppy disk drives. The connector with twisted wires
always connects to drive A, and the connector that does not have
twisted wires always connects to drive B.
• The 80-wire ATA66/100 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.
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T able 5-24
Parallel (Printer) Port Pin Definitions
Pin Number
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
Parallel Port Connector
Function Pin Number Function
Strobe2
Auto FeedData Bit 0
4
ErrorData Bit 1
6
InitData Bit 2
8
SLCT INData Bit 3
10
GND
Data Bit 4
12
GND
Data Bit 5
14
GND
Data Bit 6
16
GND
Data Bit 7
18
GND
ACK
20
GND
BUSY
22
GND
PE
24
GND
SLCT
26
NC
The parallel port is located on J16.
See Table 5-24 for pin definitions.
J16
Floppy Connector
T able 5-25
Floppy Connector Pin Definitions
The floppy connector is located
on JP1. See Table 5-25 for pin
definitions.
T able 5-26
IDE Connector Pin Definitions
Pin Number
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
Function
GND
GND
Key
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
Pin Number
Function
2
FDHDIN
4
Reserved
6
FDEDIN
8
Index10
Motor Enable
12
Drive Select B14
Drive Select A16
Motor Enable
18
DIR20
STEP22
W rite Data24
W rite Gate26
Track 0028
W rite Protect30
Read Data32
Side 1 Select34
Diskette
JP1
Pin Number
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
Function
Reset IDE
Host Data 7
Host Data 6
Host Data 5
Host Data 4
Host Data 3
Host Data 2
Host Data 1
Host Data 0
GND
DRQ3
I/O W riteI/O ReadIOCHRDY
DACK3IRQ14
Addr 1
Addr 0
Chip Select 0
Activity
Pin Number
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
Function
GND
Host Data 8
Host Data 9
Host Data 10
Host Data 11
Host Data 12
Host Data 13
Host Data 14
Host Data 15
Key
GND
GND
GND
BALE
GND
IOCS16GND
Addr 2
Chip Select 1GND
IDE #1 / IDE #2
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IDE Connectors
There are no jumpers to configure the onboard IDE interfaces
IDE1 and IDE2. Refer to Table
5-26 for pin definitions. You
must use the ATA100/66 cable
included with your system to
benefit from the ATA100/66
technology.
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4x AGP Pro Slot
The 4x AGP Pro slot is backward compatible with AGP and 4xAGP
graphics cards, which have fewer pins than AGP Pro cards. Because of
this, care must be taken when installing a graphics card into this slot, as
doing so incorrectly can damage your motherboard. For AGP Pro cards,
you should remove the orange sticker covering one end of the slot. For
other cards, leave this sticker in place and make sure your card does not
plug into the section it covers. A general rule of thumb is to make sure
your card fills the center section of pins first, then the end toward the
edge of the motherboard if there are more. If the I/O shield of your card
is flush with the edge of the motherboard, the card should be inserted
correctly.
AGP Pro Slot
Edge of motherboard
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5-11 Installing Software Drivers
After all the hardware has been installed you must install the software drivers.
The necessary drivers are all included on the Supermicro CD that came packaged
with your motherboard. After inserting this CD into your CDROM drive, the
display shown in Figure 5-8 should appear. (If this display does not appear, click
on the My Computer icon and then on the icon representing your CDROM drive.
Finally, double click on the S "Setup" icon.)
Figure 5-8.
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
Click the icons showing a hand writing on paper to view the readme files
for each item. Click the tabs to the right of these in order from top to
bottom to install each item one at a time. After installing each item, you
must reboot the system before moving on to the next item on the
list. The bottom icon with a CD on it allows you to view the entire contents
of the CD.
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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 SC822 chassis. For component installation, follow the
steps in the order given to eliminate the most common problems encountered.
If some steps are unnecessary, skip ahead to the step that follows.
Tools Required
The only tool you will need to install components and perform
maintenance is a Philips screwdriver.
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Static-Sensitive Devices
Electric Static discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent
damage to any printed circuit boards (PCBs), it is important to handle them very
carefully. The following measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD damage.
Precautions
! Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
! Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic bag.
! Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
! When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
! Put the motherboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.
! For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting
fasteners and the motherboard.
Unpacking
The motherboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage.
When unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
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Control Panel/
System LEDs
Slim-Line
CD-ROM Drive
IDE Drives
Figure 6-1.
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CD-ROM Drive
Floppy Drive
Main Power
System Reset
Chassis Front and Rear Views
Control Panel
The control panel (located on the front of the chassis) must be connected
to the JF1 connector on the motherboard to provide you with system
status indications. A ribbon cable has bundled these wires together to
simplify the connection. Connect the cable from JF1 on the motherboard
to JP4 on the Control Panel PCB (printed circuit board). Make sure the
red wire plugs into pin 1 on both JF1 and JP4. Pull all excess cabling out
of the airflow path. The LEDs inform you of system status. See
"Chapter 3: System Interface" for details on the LEDs and the control
panel buttons. Details on JF1 can be found in the "Chapter 5: Advanced
Motherboard Installation."
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System Fans
Four 8-cm fans provide all the cooling needed for the SuperServer 6021i.
Only three chassis fans operate in the normal condition, as the fourth fan
is a hot stand-by over heat fan which operates only upon the failure of
on of the three chassis fans. 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. See Figure 6-3.
System Fan Failure
The fans run at 3400 rpm. If a fan fails, the ambient air temperature in
the chassis will rise and activate the overheat LED on the control panel.
Replace any failed fan immediately. The hot plug fans will start to
function upon connection to its fan header on the P3TDDE motherboard.
Replacing System Cooling Fans
1.
Removing a fan:
Remove the chassis cover. Press the tabs on the top of the fan housing
and remove the fan and its housing. The system power need not be shut
down since the fans are all hot-pluggable on the P3TDDE motherboard.
2.
Installing a new fan:
Replace the failed fan with an identical 8-CM, 12 volt fan (available from
Supermicro). Position the new fan at its proper place in the chassis, by
fitting the fan with its housing onto the fan mounts in the chassis. A
"click" can be heard if the fan in its housing is properly installed. If the
system power is on, the fan will start immediately upon being connected
to its header on the P3TDDE motherboard, with its hot-changeable fan
feature.
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Chassis Top Cover (Removed)
Top Cover Release Buttons
P3TDDE
Motherboard
System Cooling Fans
Power Supply
System Memory
IDE Drive Bay
Control Panel
Floppy Drive
5.25" Drive Bay
CD-ROM Drive
Figure 6-3.
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System Cooling Fans
Drive Bay Installation/Removal
Accessing the Drive Bays
CD-ROM/Floppy Disk Drive: For installing/removing the CD-ROM or floppy
disk drive, you will need to gain access to the inside of the 6021i by
removing the top cover of the chassis. Proceed to the "CD-ROM and
Floppy Drive Installation" section later in this chapter for instructions.
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IDE Drive Installation
1.
Mounting an IDE drive in a drive carrier:
The IDE drives are mounted in drive bays to simplify their installation and
removal from the chassis. These bays also help promote proper airflow
for the IDE drives. For this reason, even empty bays without IDE drives
installed must remain in the chassis.
To add a new IDE drive, remove the chassis top cover, remove IDE data
and power cables, remove the IDE drive bay retaining screw, and reach
inside to push the drive bay forward and out of the chassis -- then install
a drive into the carrier with the printed circuit board side toward the
bay's bottom so that the mounting holes align with those in the carrier.
Secure the drive to the carrier with four screws, as shown in Figure 6-4.
Replace the IDE drive bay back in the chassis, connect the IDE data and
power cables, and replace the chassis top cover.
retaining
screws
mounting screws
Figure 6-4. Mounting a IDE Drive in a Drive Bay
!
!
Use caution when working around the IDE drives. Do
not touch the drive pinouts or printed circuit board
with any metal objects and make sure no ribbon
cables obstruct the holes in the drive bay, which
could obstruct proper airflow.
Important: Regardless of how many IDE hard drives
are installed, all IDE drive bays must remain in the
chassis for proper airflow.
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2.
Installing/removing IDE drives:
The IDE drive bays are located in the front of the chassis, making it easily
accessible for installation and removal. An IDE drive is not a hot-swap
unit, meaning that it can not be installed and removed while the system is
running. To remove an IDE drive, first switch the electrical power to the
unit "off", then remove the IDE drive bay as in the reverse of (1), above
(see Figure 6-5).
retaining
screw
Figure 6-5.
Removing IDE Drives
Important: All of the IDE drive bays require power to be
"off" to add or remove IDE hard disk drives.
!
IDE Power Cables
IDE power cables should be routed so that they do not block the airflow
through the chassis. There is a 4-pin connector for the power cables.
IDE Backplane
The IDe drives plug into a backplane that provides power. The IDE
backplane is already preconfigured, so it has no jumpers or switches.
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CD-ROM and Floppy Drive Installation
The top cover of the chassis must be opened to gain full access to the CD-ROM
and floppy drive bays. The 6021i accomodates only slim-line 5.25-inch CD-ROM
drives. Side mounting brakets are typically needed to mount a slim-line CD-ROM
drive in a 6021i server.
First, release the retention screws that secure the server unit to the
rack. Grasp the two handles on either side and pull the unit straight out
until it locks (you will hear a "click"). Next, depress the two buttons on
the top of the chassis to release the top cover and at the same time,
push the cover away from you until it stops. You can then lift the top
cover from the chassis to gain full access to the inside of the server.
You must power down the system before installing or removing floppy or
IDE components.
Drives mount on rails and should "click" into place to be correctly and
fully installed in their bays.
• The floppy disk drive cable has seven twisted wires.
• A color mark on a cable typically designates the location of pin 1.
• A single floppy disk drive ribbon cable has 34 wires and two connectors to
provide for two floppy disk drives. The connector with twisted wires always
connects to drive A, and the connector that does not have twisted wires
always connects to drive B.
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Power Supply
The SuperServer 6021i has a single 300 watt power supply. This power
supply has an auto-switching capability, which enables it to sense and
operate with either 110 or 220 volt inputs automatically. A power on/off
switch is located at the back of the power supply. Turning this power
switch to the off position will remove both main and standby power from
the system.
Power Supply Failure
If the power supply unit fails, the system will shut down and you will
need to replace the power supply unit. Replacement units can be
ordered directly from Supermicro. See contact information in the Preface.
Removing/Replacing the Power Supply
1.
Removing the power supply:
First unplug the power cord from the system.
remove the chassis cover
by pressing the two release buttons on the top of the chassis, near the
fron, and push the chassis top rearward about one inch. To remove the
failed power unit, unplug the power cord that connects to the power
supply. Then, remove all screws that connect the power supply to the
chassis (two at the rear, two at the side, and one on the bottom). The
power supply can then be lifted straight upward from the chassis.
2.
Installing a new power supply:
Replace the failed unit with another unit of the same input voltage,
voltage outputs and Wattage. It is highly recommended to replace it with
exactly the same model power supply. Carefully insert the new unit into
position in the chassis and secure it with the five screws, as in the
paragraph above. Before reconnecting the power cord, make certain that
the power switch on the power supply is in the "off" position. Then
reconnect the power cord, replace the chassis top cover and reposition
the unit back into the rack. Finish by turning the power switch on the
power supply "on", and then depress the power button on the chassis
front panel.
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Power Supply
Figure 6-6.
I/O Shield
Chassis Rear View
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Chapter 7: BIOS
Chapter 7
BIOS
7-1
Introduction
This chapter describes the Award BIOS for the P3TDDE. The Award 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. Refer to the Manual
Download area of the Supermicro web site (at http://www.supermicro.com) for
any changes to 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 AwardBIOS Flash chip stores the system
parameters, such type of disk drives, video displays, etc. in the CMOS. The
CMOS memory requires very little electrical power. When the computer is turned
off, a back-up battery provides power to the BIOS Flash chip, enabling it to retain
system parameters. Each time the computer is powered-on the computer is
configured with the values stored in the BIOS ROM 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 <Del> 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 Chipset and Power menus. Section 7-3 gives detailed
descriptions of each parameter setting in the Setup utility.
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Running Setup
*Optimal default settings are in bold text unless otherwise noted.
The BIOS setup options described in this section are selected by choosing
the appropriate text from the Main BIOS Setup screen. All displayed text is
described in this section, although the screen display is often all you need to
understand how to set the options (see on next page).
When you first power on the computer, the AwardBIOS™ is immediately
activated.
While the BIOS is in control, the Setup program can be activated in one of two
ways:
1. By pressing <Del> 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 <Del> key to
activate the Main Setup Menu:
Press DEL to enter SETUP
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Main BIOS Setup
All Main Setup options are described in this section. The Main BIOS Setup
screeen is displayed below.
Use the Up/Down arrow keys or the <Tab> key to move among the different
settings in the above menu.
Press the <ESC> key to exit theCMOS Setup Menu and use the Left/Right
arrow keys to enter other categories of BIOS settings. The next section
describes in detail how to navigate through the menus.
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Chapter 7: BIOS
Main BIOS Setup Menu
Main Setup Features
Date/Time
Set the system date and time. Key in the correct information in the fields
when the options of "Month, DD, YYYY" and "HH:MM:SS" appear in the
screen. Press the <Enter> key to save the data.
Drive A/Drive B
These options allow the user to set the type of floppy disk drive installed in
the system. The settings are: "None", "360K, 5.25in", "1.2M, 5.25in", "720K,
3.5in", "1.44M, 3.5in", "2.88M, 3.5in".
Swap Floppy Drive
These options allow the user to swap the names of floppy disk drives
installed in the system, should there be two floppy disk drives installed on
the main board. The settings are: "Disabled" and "Enabled." The default
setting is "Disabled".
IDE Primary Master/IDE Primary Slave/IDE Secondary Master/
IDE Secondary Slave
These options allow the user to set the parameters of the IDE Primary
Master/Slave and IDE Secondary Master/Slave slots. Hit <Enter> to activate
the following sub-menu screen for detailed options of these items. Set the
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correct configurations accordingly. The items included in the sub-menu are:
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Press the <Enter> key to activate the "IDE HDD Auto-Detection" function to
automatically detect the parameters of the IDE hard disk drives installed in
the system, such as the sizes of the hard drives.
IDE Primary Master
This option allows the user to determine the manner in which the
AwardBIOS sets the settings for the IDE Primary Master Device. The
settings are "None", "Auto" and "Manual".
Access Mode
This item determines the location through which the AwardBIOS access
the IDE Primary Master Device. The settings are "CHS", "LBA", "Large" and
"Auto".
IDE Primary Master PIO / IDE Primary Slave PIO / IDE
Secondary Master PIO / IDE Secondary Slave PIO
This IDE PIO (Programmed Input/Output) field allows you to set a PIO mode
(0-4) for the IDE Primary device designated Mode 0 thorugh Mode 4. Each
increase in mode number indicates a corresponding increase in
performance. The settings are "Auto", "Mode 0", "Mode 1", "Mode 2",
"Mode3", "Mode 4" and "Auto".
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IDE Primary Master UDMA / IDE Primary Slave UDMA /
IDE Secondary Master UDMA / IDE Secondary Slave UDMA
This option is available only when your IDE hard drive supports Ultra DMA/
33 and the operating environment also includes a DMA drive (Windows 95
OSR2 or a third-party IDE bus master driver). If your IDE hard drive and
your system software both support Ultra DMA/33, select "Auto" to enable
BIOS support. The settings are "Auto", and "Disabled".
Video
This option allows the user to select the setting for the default video device.
The settings are "EGA/VGA", "CGA 40", "CGA 80", and "MONO".
HaltOn
This option allows the user to select the situation in which you want the
BIOS to stop the POST process and notify you about the status of the
system. The settings are "All Errors", "No Errors", "All, but Keyboard",
"All, but Diskette" and "All, but Disk/Key".
Base Memory
This field displays the amount of conventional memory detected during bootup. This is normally set to "640K".
Extended Memory
This feature displays the amount of extended memory detected during bootup. This is normally set to "65535K".
Total Memory
This feature displays the amount of total memory available in the system.
This is normally set to "1024K".
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Advanced BIOS Setup
Choose the Advanced BIOS Setup from the Award BIOS Setup Utility main menu
with the <Left> and <Right> arrow keys. You should see the display shown
below. Select one of the items in the left frame of the screen to go to the sub
screen for that item. Advanced BIOS Setup options are displayed by highlighting
the option using the arrow keys. All Advanced BIOS Setup options are described
in this section.
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Advanced BIOS Features
When the required item in the "Advanced BIOS Features" is highlighted, press
the <Enter> key to activate the selection, as shown below:
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Auto Detect DIMM/PCI CLK
If enabled, this feature will allow the BIOS automatically to detect the status
of the DIMM/PCI clock. The settings are "Enabled" and "Disabled."
Init Display First
This option allows the user to determine which display device will first be
activated when the sytem boots up -- either a installed in the PCI slot or a
device intalled in the AGP slot. The settings are "PCI slot" and "AGP".
Quick Power-On Self Test
If enabled, this feature will speed up the process of POST (Power On Self
Test) after the computer is switched on. The settings are "Enabled" and
"Disabled". If "Disabled", the POST procedure will take place at its normal
speed.
Boot Up NumLock Status
This option enables the system to check the status of the NumLock key
during boot-up. The settings are "On" and "Off".
Gate A20 Option
This option allows the user to determine if the chipset or the keyboard
controller should have the control over Gate A20. The settings are "Normal"
or "Fast". If set to "Normal", a pin in the keyboard controller controls Gate
A20. If "Fast" is selected, the chipset will have the control over Gate A20.
Typematic Rate Setting
Key strokes repeat at a rate pre-determined by the keyboard controller. The
key stroke repeating rate is called the typematic rate. If "Enabled", this
option allows the user to set the "Typematic Rate" of the system. If
"Disabled", the user will not be allowed to set the "Typematic Rate." The
settings are "Enabled" and "Disabled". (When disabled, "Typematic Rate"
and "Typematic Delay" will not be displayed.)
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Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
If enabled, the option allows the user to set the number of times a key stroke
repeats itself in a second when the key is held down. The settings are "6",
"8", "10", "12", "15", "20", "24" and "30".
Typematic Delay
The option sets the delay time after a key is held down before it begins to
repeat the keystroke. The settings are "250", "500", "750" and "1000".
MPS Version Control for OS
This option sets the modes of the MPS Version Control for the operating
system. The settings are "1.4" and "1.1".
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
The option allows the user to select the operating system that requires a
DRAM memory greater than 64 MB in order to function properly. The
settings are "OS2", and "Non OS2".
Power On after PWR Fail
This option allows the user to determine if the system's power will be
automatically turned "on" or remain "off" after power is restored after an
outtage. The settings are "On", "Off" and "Former Status".
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Advanced Chipset Features
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This section documents the functions that the AwardBIOS provides the user
in configuring the system based upon the special features offered by the
VIA Apollo 266 chipset. The VIA Apollo 266 chipset manages the operations
of major components of the board, such as the bus speed of the CPU,
access to the memory and the communication between the PCI slots and
the CPU. Normally, the default settings for the Advanced Chipset Features
listed in the section are pre-configured by the manufacturer for optimal
system performance. It is not recommended that the user alter the default
settings. This section is provided as an emergency measure for the user
to restore the functions of the system when the critical data stored in the
BIOS is lost.
When the desired item in "Advanced Chipset Features" is highlighted, press
the <Enter> key to access its settings.
Host & AGP Bridge Control
This section documents the AwardBIOS management of the bus links
between the host and bridge devices.
Memory Parity / ECC Check
Select "Enabled" only if the system DRAM contains parity to add a parity
check to the boot-up memory tests. The settings are "Enabled" and
Disabled".
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System BIOS Cacheable
If enabled, the system BIOS information stored in the BIOS ROM (Read Only
Memory) chip will be written and temporarily stored in the "cacheable"
section of the memory, so the CPU has faster access to the information.
The settings are "Enabled" or "Disabled".
Video BIOS Cacheable
If enabled, the Video BIOS information stored in the BIOS ROM (Read Only
Memory) chip will be written and temporarily stored in the "cacheable"
section of the memory for faster access. The settings are "Enabled" and
"Disabled".
Memory Hole
To improve the performance of the sytem, a certain section of the memory
will be reserved for the use of the devices installed in the PCI slots. This
section of memory must be mapped into the memory space below 16 MB.
The settings are "15M-16M" and "Disabled".
CPU to PCI Write Buffer
To improve the performance of the system, a certain section of the memory
will be designated as "Write Buffer" to temporarily store the data CPU writes
to PCI to provide faster access. This information can be exe.codes or
operational instructions for the system. The settings are "Enabled" and
"Disabled".
PCI Master 0 WS Write
If enabled, the transimission of PCI Master Write PCI Master Write signals
will have no delays. The settings are "Enabled" and "Disabled".
PCI Delayed Transition
If enabled, the PCI signal transition will be delayed. The settings are
"Enabled" and "Disabled".
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On-Chip IDE Channel 10
If enabled, BIOS support of onchip IDE 10 will be activated. The settings
are "Enabled" and "Disabled".
OnChip IDE Channel 11
If enabled, BIOS support of onchip IDE 11 will be activated. The settings
are "Enabled" and "Disabled".
IDE Prefetch Mode
If enabled, the IDE Prefetch Mode function will be activated. The settings
are "Enabled" and "Disabled".
On-Chip AC97 Modem
If enabled, this option allows the user to activate the BIOS support of OnChip MC 97 Modem. The settings are "Disabled" and "Enabled".
On-Chip AC97 Modem
If enabled, this option allows the user to activate the BIOS support of OnChip MC 97 Modem. The settings are "Disabled" and "Enabled".
On-Chip LAN Controller
If enabled, this option allows the user to activate the BIOS support of OnChip LAN Controller. The settings are "Disabled" and "Enabled".
On-Chip USB Controller
If enabled, this option will allow the user to acctivate the BIOS support of
On-Chip USB Controllers. The settings are "All Disabled", "All Enabled",
"1&2 USB Ports", "2&3 USB Ports", "1 USB Port", "2 USB Port" and "3USB
port".
USB Keyboard Support
If enabled, this option allows the user to activate the BIOS support of the
On-Chip USB Keyboard Controller. The settings are: "Disabled" and
"Enabled".
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Integrated Peripherals
When the item "Integrated Peripherals" is highlighted, hit the <Enter> key to
activate the sub-menu screen. When the above menu appears, select the
items and press the <Enter> key to display the options.
Onboard FDC Controller
Select "Enabled" if your system has a floppy disk controller (FDC) installed
on the main board and you wish to use it. The settings are "Enabled" and
"Disabled".
Onboard Serial Port 1 / Port 2
This option allows the user to set the address and the corresponding IRQ
for the Serial Port1 and Serial Port 2. The settings are "Disabled" , "3F8/
IRQ4", "2F8/IRQ3", "3E8/IRQ4", "2E8/IRQ3" and "Auto ." The default setting
for Serial Port1 is "3F8/IRQ4" and the default for Port 2 is is "2F8/IRQ3".
UART Mode Select
This option allows the user to select the UART mode for BIOS. The settings
are "IrDA", "ASKIR" and "Normal".
RxD, TxD Active
This option allows the user to set the settings for the function of "RxD, TxD
Active." The settings are "Hi, Hi", "Hi, Lo", "Lo, Hi" and "Lo, Lo".
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IR Transmission Delay
If "Enabled", the transmssion of IR (infrared) signals will be delayed. The settings
are "Enabled" and "Disabled".
UR2 Duplex Mode
This option sets the UR2 Duplex Mode. The settings are "Full" and "Half".
Use IR Pins
This item is used to change the Use IR Pins setting. The settings are "RxD2,
TxD2" and "IR-Rx2Tx2".
Onboard Parallel Port
This option allows the user to set the address and the corresponding IRQ
for the onboard parallel port. The settings are "Disabled", "378/IRQ7", "278/
IRQ5" and "3BC/IRQ7".
Parallel Port Mode
This option sets the mode for the onboard parallel port. The settings are
"SPP", "EPP", "ECP" and "ECP+EPP".
EPP Mode Select
This option allows the user to select the EPP mode. The settings are "EPP
1.9" and "EPP 1.7".
ECP Mode Use DMA
This option allows the user to select the ECP use DMA mode. The settings
are "1" and "3".
Watch Dog Feature
This option allows the user to enable or disable the Watch Dog Feature. The
settings are "Enabled" and "Disabled".
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Hardware Monitors
When the item "Hardware Monitors" is highlighted, press the <Enter> key to
activate the sub-menu.
CPU Warning Temperatures
This item allows the user to set the CPU temperature threshold. When the
CPU temperature reaches the threshold temperature set by the user, the
alarm will sound and a warning message will be displayed on the screen.
The settings are "Disabled", "60 0C/140 0F", "65 0 C/149 0F", "70 0 C/158 0 F", "75 0C/
167 0F", "80 0C/176 0F", "85C/185F" and 90C/194F".
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Processor Features
When the item "Processor Features" is highlighted, press the <Enter> key to
activate the sub-menu as seen below.
CPU L1 & L2 Cache
Set this option to "Enabled" to activate the CPU L1 and L2 cache. The
settings are "Disabled" and "Enabled".
CPU L2 Cache ECC Check
Set this option to "Enabled" to activate ECC Checking to take place with the
CPU L2 Cache. The settings are "Disabled" and "Enabled".
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Processor Number Feature
Set this option to "Enabled" to enable the reporting of your computer
system's CPU ID numbers. The settings are "Enabled" and "Disabled".
CPU Clock Ratio
This option allows the user to set the CPU Clock Ratio. The settings are
"x3", "x3.5", "x4","x4.5", "x5", "x5.5","x6", "x6.5", "x7", "x7.5", "x8", "x8.5",
"x9", "x9.5", "x10", "x10.5", "x11", "x11.5", "x12", "x13", "x14", "x15" and
"16."
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PnP/PCI Configurations
With the item "PnP/PCI" highlighted on the main menu bar, press the <Enter>
key to activate the following screen:
PCI Slot 1/5, 2, 3, and 4 IRQ Select
The IRQ for the various PCI slots can be configured manually. The settings
are "Auto", "3", "4", "5", "7", "9", "10", "11", "12", "14" and "15".
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PNP OS Installed
Select "Yes" if you are using an operating system that supports Plug and
Play solutions. Select "No" if you need the BIOS to configure non-boot
devices.
Reset Configuration Data
If you have installed a new add-on device and it has caused conflicts in
system configuration that results in a system boot-up failure, then select
"Enabled" to reset "Extended System Configuration Data" (ESCD) for the
OS to reboot the system. The settings are "Enabled" and "Disabled".
Resources Controlled By
AwardBIOS can automatically configure all the boot devices and all Plug and
Play compatible devices. However, if this item is set to "Auto (ESCD)", the
user will not be able to set the IRQ DMA and memory address since the
Award BIOS will automatically assign the values to these fields. The
settings are "AUTO (ESCD)" and "Manual."
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
For best system performance, this item has been preset to "Disabled" by
the manufacturer. The settings are "Enabled" and "Disabled".
Assign IRQ for VGA
If "Enabled", you allow AwardBIOS to assign an IRQ for the VGA devices.
The settings are "Enabled" and "Disabled".
Assign IRQ for USB
If "Enabled", you allow the AwardBIOS to assign IRQ for the USB devices.
The settings are "Enabled" and "Disabled".
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Power Management
When the Item "Power" is highlighted on the main menu bar, hit the <Enter> key
to activate the following screen:
ACPI Function
This item allows you to enable and disable the functions included in the
Advanced Configuration and Power Management software. The settings
are "Enabled" and "Disabled".
Power Management Option
This option sets the power saving level for the system, especially for HDD
Power Down, Doze Mode and Suspend Mode. The settings are "User
Define", "Min. Saving" and "Max. Saving".
Suspend Mode
This item sets the system suspend time-out mode. The settings are
"Disabled", "1 Min", "2 Min", "4 Min", "6 Min", "8 Min", "10 Min", "20 Min", "30
Min", "40 Min" and 1 Hr".
Wake-Up by PME
If "Enabled", the user is able to "wake up" the system by a Power
Management Event. The settings are "Enabled" and "Disabled".
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Wake-Up by WOL/ WOM / RI
Select "Enabled" to allow BIOS to activate the Modem Ring Resume function.
The settings are "Enabled" and "Disabled".
HDD Spin Off Timeout
If "Enabled", this option will allow the AwardBIOS to power-down the
hard disk drive after a time delay to avoid losing data. The settings are
"Disabled", and "1 min" through "15 min" in one minute increments.
Video Off Option
This option sets the status of the video device and monitor when the system
is in the Suspend Mode. When set to "Always On", the video device and
the monitor will always be on when the system is in the suspend mode.
When the option is set to "Suspend-Off", the video device and the monitor
will be turned off when the system is in the suspend mode.
Video Off Method
This item determines the manner in which the monitor is turned off. The
settings are "Blank Screen", "V/H SYNC+Blank" and "DPMS". Select "V/H
SYNC+Blank" to turn off the vertical and horizontal synchronization ports
and the monitor. Select "Blank Screen" to turn off the video buffer and the
monitor. Select "DPMS" to initiate display power management signals.
Soft-off by PWR-BTTN
This item determines the system's "Soft-off" mode when the user presses
the power-button. The settings are "Instant-off" and "Delay 4 Sec".
Power On Function
This setting allows the user to determine the method by which the system
activates the power on function. The settings are "Password", "Hot Key",
"Mouse Left", "Mouse Right", "Any key", "BUTTON ONLY" and "Keyboard
98."
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KB Power On Password
This item allows the user to set the password to activate the power on
function through keyboard. Press the <Enter> key to enter the password.
Hot Key Power On
This option allows the user to set the hot key to activate the power on
function. The settings are "Ctrl F1", "Ctrl-F2", "Ctrl-F3", "Ctrl-F4", "Ctrl-F5",
"Ctrl-F6", "Ctrl-F7", "Ctrl-F8", "Ctrl-F9", "Ctrl-F10", "Ctrl-F11" and "Ctrl-F12".
RTC Alarm Resume
If "Enabled", this option will allow AwardBIOS to resume the RTC (Real Time
Clock) Alarm activities. The default settings are "Enabled" and "Disabled".
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Boot-up Devices
When the Item "Boot" is highlighted on the main menu bar, press the <Enter>
key to activate the following screen:
AwardBIOS attempts to load the operating system from devices specified
by the users in a user-specified sequence.
First Boot Device
This item allows the user to select the first boot-up device. The settings
are "Floppy", "LS120", "HDD-0", "SCSI", "CDROM", "HDD-1", "HDD-2", "HDD3", "ZIP100", "USB-HDD", "USB-ZIP", "USB-CDROM", USB-HDD", "LAN" and
"Disabled".
Second Boot Device
This item allows the user to select the second boot-up device. The settings
are "Floppy", "LS120", "HDD-0", "SCSI", "CDROM", "HDD-1", "HDD-2", "HDD3", "ZIP100", "USB-HDD", "USB-ZIP", "USB-CDROM", USB-HDD", "LAN" and
"Disabled".
Third Boot Device
This item allows the user to select the third boot-up device. The settings
are "Floppy", "LS120", "HDD-0", "SCSI", "CDROM", "HDD-1", "HDD-2", "HDD3", "ZIP100", "USB-HDD", "USB-ZIP", "USB-CDROM", USB-HDD", "LAN" and
"Disabled".
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Boot Other Device
If enabled, this option enables the BIOS to load the OS from another device
rather than the ones that have been specified as the first, second and third
boot-up devices. The settings are "Enabled" and "Disabled".
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
This setting determines whether the boot ROM BIOS of the onboard LAN
chip is called. The settings are "Enabled" and "Disabled".
Virus Warning
This item allows the user to choose the Virus Warning feature for the IDE
Hard Drive Disk boot sector protection. If this function is enabled and
someone attempts to write data into this area, the BIOS will display a
warning message and an audible alarm will be activated. The settings are
"Enabled" and "Disabled."
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Set this option to "Enabled" to allow the BIOS to test floppy drives to
determine whether they have 40 tracks or 80 tracks. The settings are
"Enabled" and "Disabled."
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Security Setup
When the Item "Security" is highlighted on the main menu bar, hit the <Enter>
key to activate the following screen:
Set Supervisor's Password
When the item "Set Supervisor Password" is highlighted on the above
screen, press the <Enter> key to activate the following screen. When
prompted, type in Supervisor's password in the dialogue box to set or to
change Supervisor's Password.
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Set User's Password
When the item "Set User's Password" is highlighted on the Security Main
Menu, press the <Enter> key to activate the following screen. When
prompted, type in User's password in the dialogue box to set or to change
the User's Password.
Security Option
When the item "Security Option" is highlighted on the Security Main Menu,
press the <Enter> key to activate the screen shown below.
This option allows the user to determine if the password is required every
time the system boots up or only when you enter the CMOS setup. The
settings are "System" and "Setup".
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Exit Setup
Select "Exit" from the Main Menu bar and press the <Enter> key to activate
the following screen:
Save & Exit Setup
If you highlight the letter "Y" and press <Enter>, you will save any changes
you've made in the BIOS program (CMOS) before you exit. Your system
should then continue with the boot-up procedure. The options are "Y", and
"N".
Exit without Saving
If you highlight the letter "Y" and press <Enter>, any changes you've made
in the CMOS will not be saved when you exit the CMOS Setup. Your
system should then continue with the boot-up procedure.
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Press the key "Y" to load the BIOS Fail-Safe default values for the most
stable system operation. The settings are "Yes" and "No".
Load Optimal Defaults
Press the key "Y" to load the default values for the optimal system
performance. The settings are "Yes" and "No".
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Appendix A
AwardBIOS POST Messages
During the Power On Self-Test (POST), if the BIOS detects an error and correction
is needed, then, the BIOS will activate the alarm or display a message.
If a message is displayed, it will be accompanied by the following:
PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE, CTRL-ALT-ESC OR DEL TO ENTER SETUP
POST Beep Codes
Error Messages
One or more of the following messages may be displayed if the BIOS detects an error
during the POST routine. This list includes messages for both the ISA and the EISA
BIOS.
CMOS BATTERY HAS FAILED
CMOS battery is no longer functional. It should be replaced.
CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR
The CMOS checksum is incorrect. This can indicate that CMOS has become corrupt.
This error may have been caused by a weak battery. Check the battery and replace
if necessary.
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Currently, there are several kinds of beep codes in the Award BIOS. For example,
a single long beep followed by two short beeps indicates that a video error has
occurred and that the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional
information. A single long beep that sounds repeatedly indicates that an error has
occurred in Rambus error has occurred. Refer to Appendix C for a complete list of
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DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
No boot device was found. This could mean that either a boot drive was not detected
or the drive does not contain proper system boot files. Insert a system disk into Drive
A: and press <Enter>. If you assumed the system would boot from the hard drive,
make sure the controller is inserted correctly and all cables are properly attached.
Also be sure the disk is formatted as a boot device. Then reboot the system.
DISKETTE DRIVES OR TYPES MISMATCH ERROR - RUN SETUP
Type of diskette drive installed in the system is different from the CMOS definition. Run
Setup to reconfigure the drive type correctly.
DISPLAY SWITCH IS SET INCORRECTLY
Display switch on the motherboard can be set to either monochrome or color. This
indicates the switch is set to a different setting than indicated in Setup. Determine
which setting is correct, and then either turn off the system and change the jumper,
or enter Setup and change the VIDEO selection.
DISPLAY TYPE HAS CHANGED SINCE LAST BOOT
Since last powering off the system, the display adapter has been changed. You must
configure the system for the new display type.
ERROR ENCOUNTERED INITIALIZING HARD DRIVE
Hard drive cannot be initialized. Be sure the adapter is installed correctly and all cables
are correctly and firmly attached. Also be sure the correct hard drive type is selected
in Setup.
ERROR INITIALIZING HARD DISK CONTROLLER
Cannot initialize controller. Make sure the cord is correctly and firmly installed in the
bus. Be sure the correct hard drive type is selected in Setup. Also check to see if
any jumper needs to be set correctly on the hard drive.
FLOPPY DISK CNTRLR ERROR OR NO CNTRLR PRESENT
Cannot find or initialize the floppy drive controller. make sure the controller is installed
correctly and firmly. If there are no floppy drives installed, be sure the Diskette Drive
selection in Setup is set to NONE.
KEYBOARD ERROR OR NO KEYBOARD PRESENT
Cannot initialize the keyboard. Make sure the keyboard is attached correctly and no
keys are being pressed during the boot.
If you are purposely configuring the system without a keyboard, set the error halt
condition in Setup to HALT ON ALL, BUT KEYBOARD. This will cause the BIOS to
ignore the missing keyboard and continue the boot.
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Memory Address Error at ...
Indicates a memory address error at a specific location. You can use this location
along with the memory map for your system to find and replace the bad memory chips.
Memory parity Error at ...
Indicates a memory parity error at a specific location. You can use this location along
with the memory map for your system to find and replace the bad memory chips.
Memory Verify Error at ...
Indicates an error verifying a value already written to memory. Use the location along
with your system’s memory map to locate the bad chip.
OFFENDING ADDRESS NOT FOUND
This message is used in conjunction with the I/O CHANNEL CHECK and RAM PARITY
ERROR messages when the segment that has caused the problem cannot be isolated.
OFFENDING SEGMENT:
This message is used in conjunction with the I/O CHANNEL CHECK and RAM PARITY
ERROR messages when the segment that has caused the problem has been isolated.
PRESS A KEY TO REBOOT
This will be displayed at the bottom screen when an error occurs that requires you
to reboot. Press any key and the system will reboot.
PRESS F1 TO DISABLE NMI, F2 TO REBOOT
When BIOS detects a Non-maskable Interrupt condition during boot, this will allow you
to disable the NMI and continue to boot, or you can reboot the system with the NMI
enabled.
RAM PARITY ERROR - CHECKING FOR SEGMENT ...
Indicates a parity error in Random Access Memory.
SYSTEM HALTED, (CTRL-ALT-DEL) TO REBOOT ...
Indicates the present boot attempt has been aborted and the system must be rebooted.
Press and hold down the CTRL and ALT keys and press DEL.
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (80)
→
FLOPPY DISK(S) fail (40)
→
Floppy Type dismatch.
Hard Disk(s) fail (80)
→
HDD reset failed
Unable to reset floppy subsystem.
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Hard Disk(s) fail (40)
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HDD controller diagnostics failed.
Hard Disk(s) fail (20)
→
HDD initialization error.
Hard Disk(s) fail (10)
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Unable to recalibrate fixed disk.
Hard Disk(s) fail (08)
→
Sector Verify failed.
Keyboard is locked out - Unlock the key.
BIOS detect the keyboard is locked. P17 of keyboard controller is pulled low.
Keyboard error or no keyboard present.
Cannot initialize the keyboard. Make sure that the keyboard is attached correctly
and no keys are being pressed during the boot.
Manufacturing POST loop.
System will repeat POST procedure infinitely while the P15 of keyboard controller is
pull low. This is also used for M/B burn in test.
BIOS ROM checksum error - System halted.
The checksum of ROM address F0000H-FFFFFH is bad.
Memory test fail..
BIOS reports the memory test fail if the onboard memory is tested error.
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Appendix B
AwardBIOS POST Codes
This section lists the POST (Power On Self Testing) Codes for the Award BIOS.
POST (hex)
CFh
C0h
C1h
C3h
C5h
0h1
02h
03h
04h
05h
06h
07h
08h
09h
0Ah
0Bh
0Ch
0Dh
0Eh
Description
Test CMOS R/W functionality.
Early chipset initialization:
-Disable shadow RAM
-Disable L2 cache (socket 7 or below)
-Program basic chipset registers
Detect memory
-Auto-detection of DRAM size, type and ECC.
-Auto-detection of L2 cache (socket 7 or below)
Expand compressed BIOS code to DRAM
Call chipset hook to copy BIOS back to E000 & F000 shadow
RAM.
Expand the Xgroup codes locating in physical address 1000:0
Reserved
Initial Superio_Early_Init switch.
Reserved
1. Blank out screen
2. Clear CMOS error flag
Reserved
1. Clear 8042 interface
2. Initialize 8042 self-test
1. Test special keyboard controller for Winbond 977 series Super
I/O chips.
2. Enable keyboard interface.
Reserved
! Disable PS/2 mouse interface (optional).
! Auto detect ports for keyboard & mouse followed by a port & interface swap
(optional).
! Reset keyboard for Winbond 977 series Super I/O chips.
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Test F000h segment shadow to see whether it is R/W-able or not. If
test fails, keep beeping the speaker.
Debug LED Codes (hex codes displayed by onboard LEDs D16, D17, D18
POST Code
Hex Code
Description
C1h
001b
Memory Detection
05h
010b
BIOS Shadowing
07h
011b
KBC Initialization
0Eh
100b
Shadow RAM Test
14h
101b
Chipset Defaults Loaded
26h
110b
Clock Generator Configured
2Bh
111b
Video Initialization
52h
000b
Just Clear LEDs
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0Fh
10h
11h
12h
13h
14h
15h
16h
17h
18h
19h
1Ah
1Bh
1Ch
1Dh
1Eh
1Fh
20h
21h
22h
23h
24h
25h
26h
27h
28h
29h
2Ah
2Bh
2Ch
Description
Reserved
Auto detect flash type to load appropriate flash R/W codes into the
run time area in F000 for ESCD & DMI support.
Reserved
Use walking 1’s algorithm to check out interface in CMOS
circuitry. Also set real-time clock power status, and then check for
override.
Reserved
Program chipset default values into chipset. Chipset default
values are MODBINable by OEM customers.
Reserved
Initial Early_Init_Onboard_Generator switch.
Reserved
Detect CPU information including brand, SMI type (Cyrix or
Intel) and CPU level (586 or 686).
Reserved
Reserved
Initial interrupts vector table. If no special specified, all H/W
interrupts are directed to SPURIOUS_INT_HDLR & S/W
interrupts to SPURIOUS_soft_HDLR.
Reserved
Initial EARLY_PM_INIT switch.
Reserved
Load keyboard matrix (notebook platform)
Reserved
HPM initialization (notebook platform)
Reserved
1. Check validity of RTC value:
e.g. a value of 5Ah is an invalid value for RTC minute.
2. Load CMOS settings into BIOS stack. If CMOS checksum fails, use default
value instead.
3. Prepare BIOS resource map for PCI & PnP use. If ESCD is valid, take into
consideration of the ESCD’s legacy information.
4. Onboard clock generator initialization. Disable respective clock resource to
empty PCI & DIMM slots.
5. Early PCI initialization:
-Enumerate PCI bus number
-Assign memory & I/O resource
-Search for a valid VGA device & VGA BIOS, and put it
into C000:0.
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Initialize INT 09 buffer
Reserved
! Program CPU internal MTRR (P6 & PII) for 0-640K memory address.
! Initialize the APIC for Pentium class CPU.
! Program early chipset according to CMOS setup. Example: onboard IDE
controller.
! Measure CPU speed.
! Invoke video BIOS.
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
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POST (hex)
2Dh
2Eh
2Fh
30h
31h
32h
33h
34h
35h
36h
37h
38h
39h
3Ah
3Bh
3Ch
3Dh
3Eh
3Fh
40h
41h
42h
43h
44h
45h
46h
47h
48h
49h
4Ah
4Bh
4Ch
4Dh
4Eh
4Fh
50h
51h
52h
53h
54h
55h
56h
57h
Description
1. Initialize multi-language
2. Put information on screen display, including Award title, CPU type, CPU
speed ….
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reset keyboard except Winbond 977 series Super I/O chips.
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Test 8254
Reserved
Test 8259 interrupt mask bits for channel 1.
Reserved
Test 8259 interrupt mask bits for channel 2.
Reserved
Reserved
Test 8259 functionality.
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Initialize EISA slot
Reserved
1. Calculate total memory by testing the last double word of each 64K page.
2. Program writes allocation for AMD K5 CPU.
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
1. Program MTRR of M1 CPU
2. Initialize L2 cache for P6 class CPU & program CPU with proper cacheable
range.
3. Initialize the APIC for P6 class CPU.
4. On MP platform, adjust the cacheable range to smaller one in case the
cacheable ranges between each CPU are not identical.
Reserved
Initialize USB
Reserved
Test all memory (clear all extended memory to 0)
Reserved
Reserved
Display number of processors (multi-processor platform)
Reserved
1. Display PnP logo
2. Early ISA PnP initialization
-Assign CSN to every ISA PnP device.
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58h
59h
5Ah
5Bh
5Ch
5Dh
5Eh
5Fh
60h
61h
62h
63h
64h
65h
66h
67h
68h
69h
6Ah
6Bh
6Ch
6Dh
6Eh
6Fh
70h
71h
72h
73h
74h
75h
76h
77h
78h
79h
7Ah
7Bh
7Ch
7Dh
7Eh
7Fh
Description
Reserved
Initialize the combined Trend Anti-Virus code.
Reserved
(Optional Feature)
Show message for entering AWDFLASH.EXE from FDD (optional)
Reserved
1. Initialize Init_Onboard_Super_IO switch.
2. Initialize Init_Onboard_AUDIO switch.
Reserved
Reserved
Okay to enter Setup utility; i.e. not until this POST stage can users
enter the CMOS setup utility.
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Initialize PS/2 Mouse
Reserved
Prepare memory size information for function call:
INT 15h ax=E820h
Reserved
Turn on L2 cache
Reserved
Program chipset registers according to items described in Setup &
Auto-configuration table.
Reserved
1. Assign resources to all ISA PnP devices.
2. Auto assign ports to onboard COM ports if the corresponding item in Setup is
set to “AUTO”.
Reserved
1. Initialize floppy controller
2. Set up floppy related fields in 40:hardware.
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
(Optional Feature)
Enter AWDFLASH.EXE if :
-AWDFLASH is found in floppy drive.
-ALT+F2 is pressed
Reserved
Detect & install all IDE devices: HDD, LS120, ZIP, CDROM…..
Reserved
Detect serial ports & parallel ports.
Reserved
Reserved
Detect & install co-processor
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
1. Switch back to text mode if full screen logo is supported.
-If errors occur, report errors & wait for keys
-If no errors occur or F1 key is pressed to continue:
#Clear EPA or customization logo.
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POST (hex)
80h
81h
82h
83h
84h
85h
86h
87h
88h
89h
90h
91h
92h
93h
94h
95h
96h
FFh
Description
Reserved
Reserved
1. Call chipset power management hook.
2. Recover the text font used by EPA logo (not for full screen logo)
3. If password is set, ask for password.
Save all data in stack back to CMOS
Initialize ISA PnP boot devices
1. USB final Initialization
2. NET PC: Build SYSID structure
3. Switch screen back to text mode
4. Set up ACPI table at top of memory.
5. Invoke ISA adapter ROMs
6. Assign IRQs to PCI devices
7. Initialize APM
8. Clear noise of IRQs.
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Read HDD boot sector information for Trend Anti-Virus code
1. Enable L2 cache
2. Program boot up speed
3. Chipset final initialization.
4. Power management final initialization
5. Clear screen & display summary table
6. Program K6 write allocation
7. Program P6 class write combining
1. Program daylight saving
2. Update keyboard LED & typematic rate
1. Build MP table
2. Build & update ESCD
3. Set CMOS century to 20h or 19h
4. Load CMOS time into DOS timer tick
5. Build MSIRQ routing table.
Boot attempt (INT 19h)
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Appendix C: AwardBIOS Beep Codes
Appendix C
AwardBIOS Error Beep Codes
This section lists the Award BIOS Error Beep Codes.
Beep Code
Error Message Description
1 short beep
2 short beeps
1 long + 1 short
1 long + 2 short
1 long + 3 short
1 long + 9 short
Long beeps
High beeps
System boot.
Incorrect CMOS setting.
DRAM error.
VGA error.
Keyboard error.
ROM error.
Memory module error.
Power error.
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Appendix D
System Specifications
Processors
Single or dual Pentium ® III FCPGA 500 MHz - 1.40 GHz processors and
low power single or dual Pentium ® III processors at front bus speeds of
133 and 100 MHz.
Note: Please refer to the support section of our web site for a complete listing of supported
processors. (http://www.supermicro.com/TechSupport.htm)
Chipset
Via Apollo Pro 266T
Memory Capacity
Four 168-pin DIMM sockets supporting up to 4 GB ECC registered SDRAM
Operating Systems Supported
Windows NT, Windows 2000, Solaris, Netware, SCO UNIX and Linux
Peripheral Bays
One (1) 3.5" floppy drive
One (1) slim CD-ROM drive
One (1) 5.25" drive bay
Six (6) drive bays to house six (6) standard 1" 80-pin IDE drives
Expansion Slots
Five (5) 32-bit, 33 MHz PCI slots (low profile)
One (1) 4xAGP Pro slot (low profile)
One (1) ACR slot
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Motherboard
P3TDDE (Extended ATX form factor)
Dimensions (W x D): 11.6" x 10.7" (295 x 272 mm)
Chassis
Model: SC822-300LP
Form Factor: 2U rackmount or tower
Dimensions (W x H x D): 16.7" x 3.5" x 25.7" (425 x 88 x 652 mm)
Weight
Net (Bare Bone): ~52 lbs.
System Cooling
Three (3) 8-cm chassis cooling fans (hot-swappable)
One (1) 8-cm standby chassis cooling fan (hot-swappable, max. current =
.035 amps/ea. or 1.2 amps/set of four )
One (1) 12-cm exhaust fan (non hot-swappable)
System Input Requirements
AC Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC auto-range
Rated Input Current: 10A (115V) to 5A (230V)
Rated Input Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
Power Supply
Rated Output Power: 300W (Model# SP302-2C)
Rated Output Voltages: +3.3V (20A), +5V (30A), +12V (15A), +5Vsb (2A)
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature: 0 to +35 degrees C
Non-operating Temperature: -35 to +60 degrees C
Operating Relative Humidity: 5-90%, (non-condensing)
Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5-95%, (non-condensing)
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Regulatory Compliance
Electromagnetic Emissions: FCC Class B, EN 55022 Class B, EN 610003-2 & -3-3, CISPR 22 Class B
Electromagnetic Immunity: EN 55024/CISPR 24, (EN 61000-4-2, EN
61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-8, EN
61000-4-11)
Safety: EN 60950/IEC 60950-Compliant
UL Listed (USA), CUL Listed (Canada), TUV Certified (Germany), CE
Marking (Europe)
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