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SC846 CHASSIS SERIES
SC846TQ-R900B
SC846E1-R900B
SC846E1-R710B
SC846E2-R900B
USER’S MANUAL
1.0d
SC846 Chassis 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 SC846 chassis. Installation
and maintenance should be performed by experienced technicians only.
This manual lists compatible parts available when this document was published. Always refer to the our Web site for updates on supported parts and configurations.
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Manual Organization
Chapter 1: Introduction
The first chapter provides a checklist of the main components included with this
chassis and describes the main features of the SC846 chassis. This chapter also
includes contact information.
Chapter 2: System Safety
This chapter lists warnings, precautions, and system safety. It recommended that
you thoroughly familiarize yourself installing and servicing this chassis safety precautions.
Chapter 3: Chassis Components
Refer here for details on this chassis model including the fans, bays, airflow shields,
and other components.
Chapter 4: System Interface
Refer to this chapter 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.
Chapter 5: Chassis Setup and Maintenance
Follow the procedures given in this chapter when installing, removing, or
reconfiguring your chassis.
Chapter 6: Rack Installation
Refer to this chapter for detailed information on chassis rack installation. You should
follow the procedures given in this chapter when installing, removing or reconfiguring
your chassis into a rack environment.
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This section lists compatible cables, power supply specifications, and compatible
backplanes. Not all compatible backplanes are listed. Refer to our Web site for the
latest compatible backplane information.
Appendix A: Hardware
This section provides information on cabling, and other hardware which is compatible with your chassis. For complete information on supported cables and hardware,
refer to the Supermico Web site at www.supermicro.com.
Appendix B: Power Supply Specifications
This chapter lists the specifications of the power supply provided with your chassis. For additional information, refer to the Supermicro website at www.supermicro.
com.
Appendix C: SAS-846TQ Backplane Specifications
This section contains detailed specifications on the backplane for the SC846TQ
chassis systems. Additional information can be found on the Supermicro Web site
at www.supermicro.com.
Appendix D: SAS-846EL Backplane Specifications
This section contains detailed specifications on the backplane for the SC846EL
chassis systems. Additional information can be found on the Supermicro Web site
at www.supermicro.com.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
1-1
Overview.......................................................................................................... 1-1
1-2
Shipping List..................................................................................................... 1-1
Part Numbers................................................................................................... 1-1
1-3
Where to get Replacement Components......................................................... 1-2
1-4
Contacting Supermicro..................................................................................... 1-3
1-5
Returning Merchandise for Service................................................................. 1-4
Chapter 2 System Safety
2-1
Overview.......................................................................................................... 2-1
2-2
Warnings and Precautions............................................................................... 2-1
2-3
Preparing for Setup.......................................................................................... 2-1
2-4
Electrical Safety Precautions........................................................................... 2-1
2-5
General Safety Precautions............................................................................. 2-3
2-6
System Safety.................................................................................................. 2-3
Chapter 3 System Interface
3-1
Overview.......................................................................................................... 3-1
3-2
Control Panel Buttons...................................................................................... 3-2
3-3
Control Panel LEDs......................................................................................... 3-2
3-4
Drive Carrier LEDs........................................................................................... 3-4
SAS/SATA Drives............................................................................................. 3-4
SCSI Drives...................................................................................................... 3-4
Chapter 4 Chassis Setup and Maintenance
4-1
Overview.......................................................................................................... 4-1
4-2
Removing the Chassis Cover.......................................................................... 4-2
4-3
Installing Hard Drives....................................................................................... 4-3
4-4
Installing the Motherboard............................................................................... 4-6
I/O Shield......................................................................................................... 4-6
Permanent and Optional Standoffs.................................................................. 4-7
Add-on Card/Expansion Slot Setup................................................................. 4-9
4-5
Installing the Air Shroud................................................................................. 4-10
4-6
Checking the Server's Air Flow.......................................................................4-11
4-7
System Fans.................................................................................................. 4-12
4-8
Power Supply . .............................................................................................. 4-14
4-9
Changing the Power Distributor..................................................................... 4-17
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4-10 Changing the CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or Floppy Drive and HDD trays........... 4-19
4-11 Accessing the Backplane............................................................................... 4-22
Chapter 5 Rack Installation
5-1
Overview.......................................................................................................... 5-1
5-2
Unpacking the System..................................................................................... 5-1
5-3
Preparing for Setup.......................................................................................... 5-1
Choosing a Setup Location.............................................................................. 5-1
Rack Precautions............................................................................................. 5-2
General Server Precautions............................................................................. 5-2
Rack Mounting Considerations........................................................................ 5-3
Ambient Operating Temperature................................................................. 5-3
Reduced Airflow.......................................................................................... 5-3
Mechanical Loading.................................................................................... 5-3
Circuit Overloading...................................................................................... 5-3
Reliable Ground.......................................................................................... 5-3
5-4
Rack Mounting Instructions.............................................................................. 5-4
Rack Rails Assembly....................................................................................... 5-4
Identifying the Inner Rack Rails.................................................................. 5-4
Appendix A SC846 Cables and Hardware
Appendix B SC846 Power Supply Specifications
Appendix C BPN-SAS-846TQ Backplane Specifications
Appendix D BPN-SAS-846EL Backplane Specifications
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Notes
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 1
Introduction
1-1 Overview
Supermicro’s SC846 4U chassis features a unique and highly-optimized design.
The chassis is equipped with high efficiency power supply. High-performance fans
provide ample optimized cooling for FB-DIMM memory modules and twenty-four
hot-swappable drive bays offer maximum storage capacity.
1-2 Shipping List
Part Numbers
Please visit the following link for the latest shiping lists and part numbers for your
particular chassis model http://www.supermicro.com/
SC846 Chassis
CPU
HDD
I/O Slots
Power
Supply
SC846STQ-R900B
DP Xeon
24x SAS/
SATA
7x FF
900W
(Redundant)
SC846E1-R900B
DP Xeon
24x SAS
7x FF
900W
(Redundant)
SC846E2-R900B
DP Xeon
24x SAS
7x FF
900W
(Redundant)
SC946E1-R710B
DP Xeon
24x SAS
7x FF
710W
(Redundant)
Model
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1-3 Where to get Replacement Components
Though not frequently, you may need replacement parts for your system. To ensure the highest level of professional service and technical support, we strongly
recommend purchasing exclusively from our Supermicro Authorized Distributors/
System Integrators/Resellers. A list of Supermicro Authorized Distributors/System
Integrators/Resellers can be found at: http://www.supermicro.com. Click the Where
to Buy link.
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1-4 Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
Tel:
+1 (408) 503-8000
Fax:
+1 (408) 503-8008
Email:
[email protected] (General Information)
[email protected] (Technical Support)
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com
Europe
Address:
Super Micro Computer B.V.
Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Tel:
+31 (0) 73-6400390
Fax:
+31 (0) 73-6416525
Email:
[email protected] (General Information)
[email protected] (Technical Support)
[email protected] (Customer Support)
Asia-Pacific
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
4F, No. 232-1, Liancheng Rd.
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei County
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel:
+886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3991
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com.tw
Technical Support:
Email:
[email protected]
Tel: 886-2-8226-1900
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1-5 Returning Merchandise for Service
A receipt or copy of your invoice marked with the date of purchase is required before any warranty service will be rendered. You can obtain service by calling your
vendor for a Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. When returning
to the manufacturer, the RMA number should be prominently displayed on the
outside of the shipping carton, and mailed prepaid or hand-carried. Shipping and
handling charges will be applied for all orders that must be mailed when service
is complete.
For faster service, RMA authorizations may be requested online (http://www.
supermicro.com/support/rma/).
Whenever possible, repack the chassis in the original Supermicro carton, using the
original packaging material. If these are no longer available, be sure to pack the
chassis securely, using packaging material to surround the chassis so that it does
not shift within the carton and become damaged during shipping.
This warranty only covers normal consumer use and does not cover damages incurred in shipping or from failure due to the alteration, misuse, abuse or improper
maintenance of products.
During the warranty period, contact your distributor first for any product problems.
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Chapter 2: System Safety
Chapter 2
System Safety
2-1 Overview
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get your chassis up and running.
Following the steps in order given should enable you to have your chassis setup and
operational within a minimal amount of time. This quick set up assumes that you are
an experienced technician, famailiar with common concepts and terminology.
2-2 Warnings and Precautions
You should inspect the box the chassis was shipped in and note if it was damaged
in any way. If the chassis itself shows damage, file a damage claim with carrier
who delivered your system.
Decide on a suitable location for the rack unit that will hold that chassis. It should
be situated in a clean, dust-free area that is well venilated. Avoid areas where heat,
electrical noise and eletromagnetic fields are generated.
You will also need it placed near at least one grounded power outlet. When configured, the SC846 chassis includes one power supply. "R" models include a redundant
power supply and require two grounded outlets.
2-3 Preparing for Setup
The SC846 chassis includes a set of rail assemblies, including mounting brackets
and mounting screws you will need to install the systems into the rack. Please read
this manual in its entirety before you begin the installation procedure.
2-4 Electrical Safety Precautions
Basic electrical safety precautions should be followed to protect yourself from harm
and the SC846 from damage:
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•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 in-
stalling main system components, such as the serverboard, memory modules
and the DVD-ROM and floppy drives (not necessary for hot swappable drives).
When disconnecting power, you should first power down the system with the
operating system and then unplug the power cords from all the power supply
modules in the system.
•When working around exposed electrical circuits, another person who is fa-
miliar with the power-off controls should be nearby to switch off the power, if
necessary.
•Use only one hand when working with powered-on electrical equipment. This
is to avoid making a complete circuit, which will cause electrical shock. Use
extreme caution when using metal tools, which can easily damage any electrical
components or circuit boards they come into contact with.
•Do not use mats designed to decrease electrostatic discharge as protection from
electrical shock. Instead, use rubber mats that have been specifically designed
as electrical insulators.
•The power supply power cord must include a grounding plug and must be
plugged into grounded electrical outlets.
•Serverboard battery: CAUTION - There is a danger of explosion if the onboard
battery 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.
•DVD-ROM laser: CAUTION - this server may have come equipped with a
DVD-ROM drive. To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam and hazardous
radiation exposure, do not open the enclosure or use the unit in any unconventional way.
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2-5 General Safety Precautions
•Keep the area around the chassis clean and free of clutter.
•Place the chassis top cover and any system components that have been re-
moved 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.
2-6 System Safety
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:
•Do not use mats designed to decrease electrostatic discharge as protection from
electrical shock. Instead, use rubber mats that have been specifically designed
as electrical insulators.
•Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•Keep all components and printed circuit boards (PCBs) in their antistatic bags
until ready for use.
•Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic
bag.
•Do not let components or PCBs come into contact with your clothing, which may
retain a charge even if you are wearing a wrist strap.
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•Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules or contacts.
•When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•Put the serverboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not
in use.
•For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the serverboard.
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Chapter 3
System Interface
3-1 Overview
There are several LEDs on the control panel as well as others on the drive carriers
to keep you constantly informed of the overall status of the system as well as the
activity and health of specific components. Most SC846 models have two buttons
on the chassis control panel: a reset button and a power on/off switch. This chapter
explains the meanings of all LED indicators and the appropriate responses you
may need to take.
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3-2 Control Panel Buttons
There are two push-buttons located on the front of the chassis. These are (in order
from left to right) a reset button and a power on/off button.
Reset: The reset button is used to reboot the system.
Power: The main power button is used to apply or remove power from the power
supply to the server system. Turning off system power with this button removes
the main power but keeps standby power supplied to the system. Therefore, you
must unplug system before servicing.
3-3 Control Panel LEDs
The control panel located on the front of the SC846 chassis has five LEDs. These
LEDs provide you with critical information related to different parts of the system.
This section explains what each LED indicates when illuminated and any corrective
action you may need to take.
Overheat/Fan Fail: When this LED flashes, it indicates a fan failure. When continuously on (not flashing) it indicates an overheat condition, which may be caused
by cables obstructing the airflow in the system or the ambient room temperature
being too warm. Check the routing of the cables and make sure all fans are present and operating normally. You should also check to make sure that the chassis
covers are installed. Finally, verify that the heatsinks are installed properly. This
LED will remain flashing or on as long as the overheat condition exists.
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NIC2: Indicates network activity on GLAN2 when flashing.
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NIC1: Indicates network activity on GLAN1 when flashing.
HDD: Indicates IDE channel activity. SAS/SATA drive, and/or DVD-ROM drive
activity when flashing.
Power: Indicates power is being supplied to the system's power supply units. This
LED should normally be illuminated when the system is operating.
!
Power Failure: When this LED flashes, it indicates a failure in the power supply.
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3-4 Drive Carrier LEDs
Your chassis uses SAS/SATA.
SAS/SATA Drives
Each SAS/SATA drive carrier has two LEDs.
•Green: Each Serial ATA drive carrier has a green LED. When illuminated, this
green LED (on the front of the SAS/SATA drive carrier) indicates drive activity.
A connection to the SAS/SATA backplane enables this LED to blink on and off
when that particular drive is being accessed.
•Red: The red LED to indicate an SAS/SATA drive failure. If one of the SAS/SATA
drives fail, you should be notified by your system management software.
SCSI Drives
This chassis does not support SCSI drives at this time.
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Chapter 4
Chassis Setup and Maintenance
4-1 Overview
This chapter covers the steps required to install components and perform maintenance on the chassis. The only tool you will need to install components and perform
maintenance is a Phillips screwdriver. Print this chapter to use as a reference while
setting up your chassis.
!
Review the warnings and precautions listed in the manual before
setting up or servicing this chassis. These include information in
Chapter 2: System Safety and the warning/precautions listed in
the setup instructions.
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4-2 Removing the Chassis Cover
3
1
1
2
Remove this screw
(if necessary)
Release Tab
Figure 4-1: Removing the Chassis Cover
Removing the Chassis Cover
1. Press the release tabs to remove the cover from the locked position. Press
both tabs at the same time.
2. Once the top cover is released from the locked position, slide the cover
toward the rear of the chassis.
3. Lift the cover off the chassis.
!
Warning: Except for short periods of time, do NOT operate the
server without the cover in place. The chassis cover must be in
place to allow proper airflow and prevent overheating.
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4-3 Installing Hard Drives
2
1
Figure 4-2: Removing Hard Drive
Removing Hard Drive Trays from the Chassis
1. Press the release button on the drive tray. This extends the drive bay handle.
2. Use the handle to pull the drive out of the chassis.
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Dummy Drive
Drive Tray
Figure 4-3: Chassis Drive Tray
The drives are mounted in drive trays to simplify their installation and removal from
the chassis. These trays also help promote proper airflow for the drive bays.
!
Warning: Except for short periods of time (swapping hard drives),
do not operate the server with the hard drives empty.
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1
Figure 4-4: Removing Dummy Drive from Tray
Installing a Hard Drive to the Hard Drive Tray
1. Remove the two screws securing the dummy drive to the drive tray and
remove the dummy drive.Place the hard drive tray on a flat surface such as a
desk, table or work bench.
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SAS/SATA
Hard Drive
4
4
Drive Tray
Figure 4-5: Installing the Hard Drive into the Tray
2. Slide the hard drive into the tray with the printed circuit board side facing
down.
3. Carefully align the mounting holes in both the drive tray and the hard drive.
4. Secure the hard drive to the tray using six screws.
5. Replace the drive tray into the chassis. Make sure to close the drive tray
handle to lock the drive tray into place.
5
Figure 4-6: Installing the Hard Drive
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4-4 Installing the Motherboard
I/O Shield
Figure 4-7: I/O Shield Placement
I/O Shield
The I/O shield holds the motherboard ports in place. Install the I/O shield before
you install the motherboard.
Installing the I/O Shield
1. Review the documentation that came with your motherboard. Become familiar
with component placement, requirements, and precautions.
2. Open the chassis cover.
3. With the illustrations facing the outside of the chassis, place the shield into
the space provided.
4. Once installed, the motherboard will hold the I/O shield in place.
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Pan head
Flat head
[0.197]
[0.197]
Round h
M2.6 x 5
[0.19
Round head
M3 x 5 mm
[0.197]
6-32 x 5 mm
6-32 Standoffs
x 5 mm
Permanent and Optional
Standoffs prevent short circuits byRAIL
securing space between the motherboard and
the chassis surface. The SC846 chassis includes permanent standoffs in locations
used by most motherboards. These standoffs accept the rounded Phillips head
screws included in the SC846 accessories packaging.
Flat head
Round head
Flat head
Some motherboards require additional
M4 xscrews
4 mm for heatsinks,
M4 xgeneral
4 mm components
M5 x 12 mm[0.472]
[0.157]
[0.157]to these motherand/or non-standard security. Optional
standoffs are included
Washer for M5
boards. To use an optional standoff, you must place the hexagonal screw through
M/B STANDOFFS
the bottom the chassis and secure the screw with the hexagon nut (rounded side
up).
M/B standoff
6-32 to 6-32
M/B (CPU)
standoff
M5 to 6-32
Figure 4-8: Chassis Standoffs
Thumb screw
6-32 x 5 mm
[0.197]
Installing the Motherboard
1. Review the documentation that came with your motherboard. Become familiar
with component placement, requirements, precautions, and cable connections.
2. Open the chassis cover.
3. As required by your motherboard, install standoffs in any areas that do not
have a permanent standoff. To do this:
A. Place a hexagonal standoff screw through the bottom the chassis.
B. Secure the screw with the hexagon nut (rounded side up).
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1/U M/B sta
6-32 x 5 m
[0.197]
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Figure 4-9: Motherboard Installation
4. Lay the motherboard on the chassis aligning the permanent and optional
standoffs
5. Secure the motherboard to the chassis using the rounded, Phillips head
screws.
6. Secure the CPU(s), heatsinks, and other components to the motherboard as
described in the motherboard documentation.
7. Connect the cables between the motherboard, backplane, chassis, front panel,
and power supply, as needed. Also, the fans may be temporarily removed to
allow access to the backplane ports.
Figure 4-10: Secure the Motherboard to the Chassis
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Add-on Card/Expansion Slot Setup
Your SC846 chassis includes I/O slots for add-on cards and expansion cards.
Add-on/Expansion
Card Slots
Figure 4-11: Installing Add-on and Expansion Cards
The SC846 chassis includes slots for add-on cards and expansion cards.
Installing Add-on and Expansion Cards in the SC846 Chassis:
1. Disconnect the power supply, lay the chassis on a flat surface, and open the
chassis cover.
2. Remove the screw holding the cover in place for each add-on/expansion card
slot you want to use. Keep this screw for later use.
3. Connect the add-on cards and/or expansion cards to the mother board.
4. Secure each card to the chassis using the card's L bracket and the previously
removed screw.
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4-5 Installing the Air Shroud
Figure 4-12: Air Shroud for SC846LP Chassis
Air shrouds concentrate airflow to maximize fan efficiency. The SC846 chassis air
shroud does not require screws to set up
Installing the Air Shroud
1. Confirm that your air shroud matches your chassis model. Each shroud is
labeled SC846LP, SC846RC, or SC846U,
Place air shroud in the chassis. The air shroud fits behind the two fans closest to
the power supply. .
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4-6 Checking the Server's Air Flow
Checking the Air Flow
1. Make sure there are no objects to obstruct airflow in and out of the server. In
addition, if you are using a front bezel, make sure the bezel's filter is replaced
periodically.
2. Do not operate the server without drives or drive trays in the drive bays. Use
only recommended server parts.
3. Make sure no wires or foreign objects obstruct air flow through the chassis. Pull
all excess cabling out of the airflow path or use shorter cables.
The control panel LEDs inform you of system status. See “Chapter 3: System
Interface” for details on the LEDs and the control panel buttons.
In most cases, the chassis power supply and fans are pre-installed. If you need to
install fans continue to the Systems Fan section of this chapter. If the chassis will be
installed into a rack, continue to the next chapter for rack installation instructions
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4-7 System Fans
Three heavy duty fans provide cooling for the chassis. These fans circulate air
through the chassis as a means of lowering the chassis internal temperature.
Release Tab
Release Tab
Figure 4-13: Front System Fan
Figure 4-14: Rear System Fan
Replacing a System Fan
1. If necessary, open the chassis while the power is running to determine which
fan has failed. (Never run the server for an extended period of time with the
chassis open.)
2. Turn off the power to the system and unplug the system from the outlet.
3. Remove the failed fan's power cord from the serverboard.
4. Press the fan release tab to lift the failed fan from the chassis and pull it completely from the chassis.
5. Place the new fan into the vacant space in the housing while making sure the
arrows on the top of the fan (indicating air direction) point in the same direction
as the arrows on the other fans.
6. Power up the system and check that the fan is working properly before replacing the chassis cover.
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Figure 4-15: Placing the Front System Fan
Figure 4-16: Placing the Rear System Fan
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4-8 Power Supply
The SC846 Chassis has either a 710 Watt or a 900 Watt, high-efficiency redundant
power supply. This power supply is auto-switching capable. This enables it to automatically sense and operate at a 100v to 240v input voltage. An amber light will be
illuminated on the power supply when the power is off. An illuminated green light
indicates that the power supply is operating.
Redundant power supplies are hot-swappable, and can be changed without powering down the system. New units can be ordered directly from Supermicro (see
contact information in the Preface).
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Release
Tab
Figure 4-17: Power Supply Release Tab
Changing the Power Supply:
1. If your chassis includes a redundant power supply (at least two power modules), you can leave the server running and remove only one power supply. If
your server has only one power supply, you must power down the server and
unplug the power cord.
2. Push the release tab (on the back of the power supply) as illustrated.
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Figure 4-18: Removing the Power Supply
3. Pull the power supply out using the handle provided.
4. Replace the failed power module with the same model.
5. Push the new power supply module into the power bay until you hear a click.
6. Plug the AC power cord back into the module and power up the server.
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4-9 Changing the Power Distributor
Server chassis above 2U require a power distributor. The power distributor provides
failover and power supply redundancy. In the unlikely event you must change the
power distributor, do following:
Changing the Power Distributor
1. Power down the server and remove the plug from the wall socket or power
strip.
2. Remove all cable connections to the power supply from the motherboard,
backplane, and other components. Also, remove both power supplies.
Power
Distributor
Cover
Power Supply
Power Distributor Board
Mounted in the tray on
the chassis wall
Fan Row
Figure 4-19: Removing the Power Distributor Cover
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3. Locate the power distributor between the power supply and the fan row.
4. Remove the two screws securing the power distributor housing to the chassis
wall
5. Remove the three screws securing the power distributor to the housing.
6. Gently pull the power distributor and houseing from the chassis. Carefully
guide all the cables through the power distributor housing.
7. Remove the power distributor from the housing.
8. Slide the new power distributor module into the power distributor housing.
Make that you slide the cables through the bottom of the housing.
9. Reconnect all the power cables, replace the power supply, and insert the plug
into the wall.
Figure 4-20: Removing the Power Distributor and Housing
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4-10 Changing the CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or Floppy Drive
and HDD trays
The SC846 chassis supports the following drive configuration options:
Options
Position A
Position B
Position C
Option One
Floppy, DVD or
CD-ROM drive
Not available
Not available
Option Two
Not available
3.5" fixed hard
drive
3.5" fixed hard
drive
Option Three
Floppy, DVD or
CD-ROM drive
Not available
Open for later use
Option Four
Open for later use
if no drive is in
position B
Open for later use
if no drive is in
position A
3.5" fixed hard
drive
B
C
A
Figure 4-21: Drive Location Options
After selecting one of the drive configuration options listed above, use the following
instructions to install the drives and their trays into the chassis.
Changing Drive Trays
1. Power down and unplug the system from the outlet.
2. Remove the chassis cover.
3. Disconnect the power and data cables from the drive to other chassis components including the motherboard and backplane.
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Figure 4-22: HDD Tray
4. Unscrew the four screws (6-32) holding the drive into the HDD tray.and set
them aside. These will be needed later to mount the replacement drive into
the HDD tray. Lift the drive tray up and out of the chassis.
Remove
Tray
from
Chassis
Remove
Four
Screws
Figure 4-23: Remove the HDD Tray
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Figure 4-24: Replacement Drive and Tray Installed in the Chassis
Note the locations of the CD-ROM and DVD-ROM and the space for floppy
drives in the beginning of this section. Determine which configuration option
to use in the chassis before continuing.
Installing the Hard Drive
1. Carefully remove the drive from the HDD tray.
2. If necessary, also unscrew the four screws and mylar washers holding the
drive tray to the chassis, and set them aside for later use when mounting the
replacement HDD tray.
3. Remove the drive tray from the chassis.
4. Install the replacement HDD into the replacement drive tray using the four
screws previously set aside.
5. Lower the replacement drive and tray into the chassis, carefully aligning the
thru holes in the drive tray with the holes in the chassis.
6. Using the four drive tray screws previously put aside, install the replacement
drive and drive tray into the chassis.
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4-11 Accessing the Backplane
The SC846 chassis backplane is located behind the hard drives and in front of the
front system fans. In order to change jumper settings on the backplane, it may be
necessary to remove the backplane from the chassis.
Removing the Backplane
1. Power down and unplug the system from any power source.
2. Remove the chassis cover.
3. Disconnect the cabling to the backplane.
4. Remove the three upper screws securing backplane housing to the chassis
and set these aside for later use.
4
Remove
Three Upper
Screws
Figure 4-25: Removing the Upper Backplane Housing Screws
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5. Remove the four lower screws securing the backplane housing to the chassis
floor and set these aside for later use.
5
Remove
Four Lower
Screws
Figure 4-26: Removing the Lower Backplane Housing Screws
6. Gently ease the backplane up and out of the chassis.
6
Lift the
Backplane
From the
Chassis
Figure 4-27: Removing the Backplane from the Chassis
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Installing the Backplane
1. Gently slide the backplane and its housing back into position in the chassis.
1
Slide the
Backplane into
the Chassis
Figure 4-28: Replacing the Backplane in the Chassis
2. Replace the four lower screws which secure the backplane housing to the
chassis floor.
2
Replace the
Four Lower
Screws
Figure 4-29: Replacing the Four Lower Screws
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3. Replace the three upper screws which secure the backplane housing to the
chassis.
4. Reconnect the cabling to the backplane.
3
Replace the
Three Upper
Screws
Figure 4-30: Replacing the Three Upper Screws
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Chapter 5: Rack Installation
Chapter 5
Rack Installation
5-1 Overview
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get your chassis up and running.
Following these steps in the order given should enable you to have the system
operational within a minimum amount of time.
5-2 Unpacking the System
You should inspect the box the chassis was shipped in and note if it was damaged
in any way. If the chassis 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 your chassis. It should
be situated in a clean, dust-free area that is well ventilated. Avoid areas where
heat, electrical noise and electromagnetic fields are generated. You will also need
it placed near a grounded power outlet. Be sure to read the Rack and Server Precautions in the next section.
5-3 Preparing for Setup
The box your chassis 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. Read this section in its entirety before you begin the installation procedure outlined in the sections that follow.
Choosing a Setup Location
•Leave enough clearance in front of the rack to enable you to open the front
door completely (~25 inches).
•Leave approximately 30 inches of clearance in the back of the rack to allow for
sufficient airflow and ease in servicing.
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!
Warnings and Precautions!
!
•This product is for installation only in a Restricted Access Location (dedicated
equipment rooms, service closets and the like).
Rack Precautions
•Ensure that the leveling jacks on the bottom of the rack are fully extended to
the floor with the full weight of the rack resting on them.
•In single rack installation, stabilizers should be attached to the rack.
•In multiple rack installations, the racks should be coupled together.
•Always make sure the rack is stable before extending a component from the
rack.
•You should extend only one component at a time - extending two or more simultaneously may cause the rack to become unstable.
General Server Precautions
•Review the electrical and general safety precautions that came with the components you are adding to your chassis.
•Determine the placement of each component in the rack before you install the
rails.
•Install the heaviest server components on the bottom of the rack first, and then
work up.
•Use a regulating uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect the server from
power surges, voltage spikes and to keep your system operating in case of a
power failure.
•Allow the hot plug hard drives and power supply modules to cool before touching them.
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•Always keep the rack's front door and all panels and components on the servers
closed when not servicing to maintain proper cooling.
Rack Mounting Considerations
Ambient Operating Temperature
If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the ambient operating temperature of the rack environment may be greater than the ambient temperature of the
room. Therefore, consideration should be given to installing the equipment in an
environment compatible with the manufacturer’s maximum rated ambient temperature (Tmra).
Reduced Airflow
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that the amount of airflow required
for safe operation is not compromised.
Mechanical Loading
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that a hazardous condition does not
arise due to uneven mechanical loading.
Circuit Overloading
Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the power
supply circuitry and the effect that any possible overloading of circuits might have
on overcurrent protection and power supply wiring. Appropriate consideration of
equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this concern.
Reliable Ground
A reliable ground must be maintained at all times. To ensure this, the rack itself
should be grounded. Particular attention should be given to power supply connections other than the direct connections to the branch circuit (i.e. the use of power
strips, etc.).
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5-4 Rack Mounting Instructions
Rack Rails Assembly
This section provides information on installing the SC846 chassis into a rack unit
with the rails provided. There are a variety of rack units on the market, which may
mean that the assembly procedure will differ slightly. You should also refer to the
installation instructions that came with the rack unit you are using.
NOTE: This rail will fit a rack between 26" and 33.5" deep.
Identifying the Inner Rack Rails
The chassis package includes a rack rail assembly in the rack mounting kit. Each
assembly consists of an inner rail that secures to the chassis and an outer rail that
is attached directly to the rack.
Inner Rail Assembly
Figure 5-1: Identifying the Rack Rails
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2
1
3
Figure 5-2: Installing the Rails
Installing the Inner Rails on the Chassis
Installing the Inner Rails
1. Place the inner rails on the side of the chassis aligning the hooks of the chassis with the inner rail holes. Make sure the rail faces "outward" so that it will
fit with the rack's mounting bracket.
2. Slide the rail toward the front of the chassis.
3. Secure the chassis with 4 screws as illustrated.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the other inner rack rail.
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Secure to the
Front of the Rack
Attach Outer Racks
Together
Secure to the
Rear of the Rack
Figure 5-3: Assembling the Outer Rails
Installing the Outer Rails onto a Rack
Installing the Outer Rails
1. Attach the short bracket to the outside of the long bracket. You must align the
pins with the slides. Also, both bracket ends must face the same direction.
2. Adjust both the short and long brackets to the proper distance so that the rail
fits snugly into the rack.
3. Secure the long bracket to the front side of the outer rail with two M5 screws
and the short bracket to the rear side of the outer rail with three M5 screws.
4. Repeat steps 1-4 for the left outer rail.
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3
3
2
Figure 5-4: Installing the Outer Rails to the Server Rack
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C
B
A
Figure 5-5: Installing the Rack Rails
Installing the Chassis onto a Rack
Installing the Chassis into a Rack:
1. Confirm that chassis includes the inner rails (A) and rail extensions (B). Also,
confirm that the outer rails (C) are installed on the rack.
2. Line chassis rails (A and B) with the front of the rack rails (C).
3. 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). When the
server has been pushed completely into the rack, you should hear the locking
tabs "click".
4. (Optional) Insert and tightening the thumbscrews that hold the front of the
server to the rack.
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Appendix A: Chassis Cables
Appendix A
SC846 Cables and Hardware
A-1 Overview
This appendix lists supported cables for your chassis system. It only includes the
most commonly used components and configurations. For more compatible cables,
refer to the manufacturer of the motherboard you are using and our Web site at:
www.supermicro.com.
A-2 Cables Included with SC846TQ Chassis (SAS/SATA)
SC846TQ-R900
Part #
Type
Length
Description
CBL-0157L
Cable
9"
8 pin to 8 pin ribbon cable for
SGPIO, PB free
CBL-0087
Ribbon,
Round
20"
16 pin to 16 pin ribbon cable for
control panel
CBL-0160L-
Cable
6'
CBL-0180L
SATA
various
CBL-0217L
Cable
2 each, regional power cords
Set for 4 SATA cables. Length varied
to minimize airflow interference.
16-pin control panel converter cable
SC846E1-R900B, SC846E2-R900B, SC846E1-R710B
Part #
Type
Length
Description
Ribbon,
Round
20"
16 pin to 16 pin ribbon
cable for control panel
CBL-0160L-
Cable
6'
2 each, regional power
cords
CBL-0217L
Cable
CBL-0087
16-pin control panel converter cable
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A-3 Compatible Cables
These cables are compatible with the SC846 Chassis.
Alternate SAS/SATA Cables
Some compatible motherboards have different connectors. If your motherboard
has only one SAS connector that the SAS/SATA cables must share, use one of the
following cables. These cables must be purchased separately.
Cable Name: SAS Cable
Quantity: 1
Part #: CBL-0175L
Alt. Name: "Big Four"
Description: This cable has one SFF-8484 (32 pin) connector on one end and
4 SAS connectors (7 pins each) at the other. This cable connects from the Host
(motherboard or other controller) to the backplane SAS hard drive port.
Cable Name: SAS Cable
Quantity: 1
Part #: CBL-0116
Alt. Name: iPass or "Small Four"
Description: This cable has one ipass (SFF-8087/mini-sas) connector (36 pins)
at one end and 4 SAS connectors on one end. This cable connects from the Host
(motherboard or other controller) to the backplane SAS hard drive port.
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Extending Power Cables
Although Supermicro chassis are designed with to be efficient and cost-effective,
some compatible motherboards have power connectors located in different areas.
To use these motherboards you may have to extend the power cables to the mother
boards. To do this, use the following chart as a guide.
Power Cable Extenders
Number of Pins
Cable Part #
Length
24 pin
CBL - 0042
7.9”(20 CM)
20 pin
CBL - 0059
7.9”(20 CM)
8 pin
CBL - 0062
7.9”(20 CM)
4 pin
CBL - 0060
7.9”(20 CM)
Front Panel to the Motherboard
The SC846 chassis includes a cable to connect the chassis front panel to the
motherboard. If your motherboard uses a different connector, use the following list
to find a compatible cable.
Front Panel to Motherboard Cable (Ribbon Cable)
Number of Pins
(Front Panel)
Number of Pins
(Motherboard
Cable Part #
16 pin
16 pin
CBL - 0049
16 pin
20 pin
CBL - 0048
20 pin
20 pin
CBL - 0047
16 pin
various*
CBL - 0068
20 pin
various*
CBL - 0067
* Split cables: Use these cable if your motherboard requires several different connections from the front panel.
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A-4 Chassis Screws
The accessory box includes all the screws needed to setup your chassis. This
section lists and describes the most common screws used. Your chassis may not
require all the parts listed.
M/B
HARD DRIVE
Flat head
6-32 x 5 mm
[0.197]
Pan head
6-32 x 5 mm
[0.197]
DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, and FLOPPY DRIVE
Pan head
6-32 x 5 mm
[0.197]
Flat head
6-32 x 5 mm
[0.197]
Round head
M3 x 5 mm
[0.197]
Round head
M2.6 x 5 mm
[0.197]
RAIL
Flat head
M4 x 4 mm
[0.157]
Round head
M4 x 4 mm
[0.157]
Flat head
M5 x 12 mm[0.472]
Washer for M5
M/B STANDOFFS
M/B standoff
6-32 to 6-32
M/B (CPU)
standoff
M5 to 6-32
Thumb screw
6-32 x 5 mm
[0.197]
A-4
1/U M/B standoff
6-32 x 5 mm
[0.197]
Appendix B: Power Supply Specifications
Appendix B
SC846 Power Supply Specifications
This appendix lists power supply specifications for your chassis system.
SC846TQ-R900B, SC846E1-R900B and SC846E2-R900B
900W
MFR Part #
PWS-902-1R
Rated AC Voltage
100 - 240V
50 - 60Hz
3 - 4 Amp
+5V standby 4 Amp
+12V
75 Amp
+5V
50 Amp
+3.3V
30 Amp
-12V
0.6 Amp
SC846E1-R710B
710W
MFR Part #
PWS-711-1R
DC Input
Voltage
Voltage Range = -36V to -75V (24A - 11A)
Nominal Voltage = -48V
+5V standby 4 Amp
+12V
59 Amp
+5V
30 Amp
+3.3V
20 Amp
-12V
0.6 Amp
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Appendix C: BPN-SAS-846TQ Backplane Specifications
Appendix C
BPN-SAS-846TQ Backplane Specifications
To avoid personal injury and property damage, carefully follow all the safety steps
listed below when accessing your system or handling the components.
C-1 ESD Safety Guidelines
Electriostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic com­ponents. To prevent
damage to your system, it is important to handle it very carefully. The following
measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD.
•Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•Touch a grounded metal object before removing a component from the antistatic
bag.
•Handle the RAID card 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 card and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.
C-2 General Safety Guidelines
•Always disconnect power cables before installing or removing any components
from the computer, including the backplane.
•Disconnect the power cable before installing or removing any cables from the
backplane.
•Make sure that the backplane is securely and properly installed on the motherboard to prevent damage to the system due to power shortage.
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C-3 A Note to Users
•All images and layouts shown in this user's guide are based upon the latest PCB
Revision available at the time of publishing. The card you have received may or
may not look exactly the same as the graphics shown in this manual.
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Jumper Settings and Pin Definitions
C-4 Front Connectors and Jumpers
1 12
1
1
12
12
13
13
111
14
15
18
10
1
10
1
10
1
17
10
1
13
16
19
10
1
Figure C-1: Front Connectors
Front Connectors
1. Chip: MG 9072
2. Upgrade Connectors: JP69, JP78
and JP115
3. ACT_IN: JP26, JP47, and JP108
4. I2C Connector #1 (JP37) and #2
(JP95)
5. I2C Connector #3 (JP52) and #4
(JP96)
6. I2C Connector #5 (JP116) and #6
(JP117)
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7. SideBand Connector #1 (JP66)
and #2 (JP68)
8. SideBand Connector #3 (JP75)
and #4 (JP77)
9. SideBand Connector #5 (JP112)
and #6 (JP114)
10. P o w e r C o n n e c t o r s ( 4 pin): JP10, JP13, JP46,
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1
33
1
32
1
31
1
30
1
29
1
28
1
27
1
26
1
25
1
24
1
23
1
22
1
21
1
20
1
19
1
18
1
17
1
16
1
15
1
14
1
13
1
12
1
111
Figure C-2: SAS Ports
11. SAS
12. SAS
13. SAS
14. SAS
15. SAS
16. SAS
17. SAS
18. SAS
19. SAS
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
#0
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
J5
J14
J26
J40
J6
J16
J29
J41
J7
20. SAS
21. SAS
22. SAS
23. SAS
24. SAS
25. SAS
26. SAS
27. SAS
28. SAS
29. SAS
30. SAS
31. SAS
32. SAS
33. SAS
34. SAS
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
#9 J22
#10 J30
#11 J42
#12 J8
#13 J23
#14 J32
#15 J46
#16 J10
#17 J24
#18 J38
#19 J47
#20 J12
#21 J25
#22 J39
#23 J48
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C-5 Front Connector and Pin Definitions
1. MG9072 Chip
The MG9072 is an enclosure management
chip that supports the SES-2 controller and
SES-2 protocols.
2. Upgrade Connectors
The upgrade connectors are designated JP69,
JP78, and JP115 and are used for manufacturer's diagnostic purposes only.
3. Activity LED Header
The activity LED header, designated JP26,
JP47 and JP108, is used to indicate the activity status of each SAS drive. The Activity LED
Header is located on the front panel. For the
Activity LED Header to work properly, connect
using a 10-pin LED cable.
4./5./6. I2C Connectors
The I C Connectors, designated JP37, JP95,
JP52, JP96, JP116, and JP117, are used to
monitor HDD activity and status. See the table
on the right for pin definitions.
2
C-5
I2C Connector
Pin Definitions
(JP37, JP95, JP52, JP96,
JP116, and JP117)
Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
Ground
3
Clock
4
No Connection
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7./8./9./ Sideband Headers
The sideband headers are designated JP66,
JP68, JP75, JP77, JP112, and JP114. For
SES-2 to work properly, you must connect an
8-pin sideband cable. See the table to the right
for pin definitions.
NOTE: SGPIO is the default setting for this
backplane.
Sideband Headers
(JP66, JP68, JP75, JP77,
JP112 and JP114)
Pin #
2
Definition
SGPIO:
SDIN
Pin #
Definition
1
Controller ID
(SB6)
3
GND (SB2)
SGPIO:
SLOAD
I2C:
Backplane
Addressing
(SB5)
4
SGPIO:
SDOUT
I2C: Reset
(SB4)
6
GND (SB3)
5
8
Backplane
ID (SB7)
7
10
No Connection
9
I2C:SDA (SB1)
SGPIO:
SCLOCK
I2C:SCL (SB0)
10. Backplane Main Power Connectors
The 4-pin connectors, designated JP10, JP13,
JP46, JP48, JP109, and JP110, provide power
to the backplane. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
11 - 34. SAS Ports
The SAS ports are used to connect the SAS
drive cables. The 24 ports are designated #0
- #23. Each port is also compatible with SATA
drives.
C-6
No Connection
Backplane
Main Power
4-Pin Connector
(JP10, JP13, JP46,
and JP48)
Pin#
Definition
1
+12V
2 and 3
Ground
4
+5V
Appendix C: BPN-SAS-846TQ Backplane Specifications
C-6 Front Jumper Locations and Pin Definitions
JP35
JP50
JP97
JP98
JP99
JP100
JP129
JP61
JP84
JP62
JP63
JP64
Figure C-3: Front Jumpers
Explanation of Jumpers
To modify the operation of the backplane,
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. Note: On two pin jumpers, "Closed"
means the jumper is on and "Open" means
the jumper is off the pins.
C-7
Connector
Pins
3
2
1
3
2
1
Jumper
Setting
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Jumper Settings
Jumper
Jumper Settings
Note
JP35
1-2: Reset
2-3: Default
MG 9072 Chip Reset #1
JP50
1-2: Reset
2-3: Default
MG 9072 Chip Reset #2
JP129
1-2: Reset
2-3: Default
MG 9072 Chip Reset #3
Fan Jumper Settings
This backplane can use up to four fans. To utilize each fan, you must configure
both jumpers as instructed below.
Fan Jumper Settings
Jumper
Jumper Settings
Note
JP61
1-2:With Fan (Default)
2-3:No Fan
FAN#1
JP97
1-2:With Fan (Default)
2-3:No Fan
FAN#1
JP62
1-2:With Fan (Default)
2-3:No Fan
FAN#2
JP98
1-2:With Fan (Default)
2-3:No Fan
FAN#2
JP63
1-2:With Fan (Default)
2-3:No Fan
FAN#3
JP99
1-2:With Fan (Default)
2-3:No Fan
FAN#3
JP64
1-2:With Fan (Default)
2-3:No Fan
FAN#4
JP100
1-2:With Fan (Default)
2-3:No Fan
FAN#4
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Appendix C: BPN-SAS-846TQ Backplane Specifications
I2C and SGPIO Modes and Jumper Settings
This backplane can utilize I2C or SGPIO. SGPIO is the default mode and can be
used without making changes to your jumper. The following information details
which jumper must be configured to use SGPIO mode or restore your backplane
to I2C mode.
SGPIO Setting (Default)
Jumper
JP84
Jumper Setting
1-2
Note
SGPIO Mode Setting
I2C Setting
Jumper
JP84
Jumper Setting
2-3
Note
I2C Setting
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Front LED Indicators
D53 D54
D45 D47 D49 D51 D3 D36 D89
Figure C-4: Front LEDs
Front Panel LEDs
LED
State
Specification
D45
ON
Failure in Fan #1
D47
ON
Failure in Fan #2
D49
ON
Failure in Fan #3
D51
ON
Failure in Fan #4
D3
ON
Alarm #1: Overheat/Drive Failure in Channel 1
D36
ON
Alarm #2: Overheat/Drive Failure in Channel 2
D89
ON
Alarm #3: Overheat/Drive Failure in Channel 3
D53
OFF
+5V : Backplane power failure. Light is on
during normal operation.
D54
OFF
+12V : Backplane power failure. Light is on
during normal operation.
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Appendix C: BPN-SAS-846TQ Backplane Specifications
C-7 Rear Connectors and LED Indicators
SAS #20
SAS #21
SAS #22
SAS #23
SAS #16
SAS #17
SAS #18
SAS #19
SAS #12
SAS #13
SAS #14
SAS #15
SAS #8
SAS #9
SAS #10
SAS #11
SAS #4
SAS #5
SAS #6
SAS #7
SAS #0
SAS #1
SAS #2
SAS #3
ACT #0
FAIL #0
Figure C-5: Rear Connectors and LEDs
Rear SAS/SATA Connectors
Rear
Connector
SAS Drive
Number
Rear
Connector
SAS Drive
Number
SAS #0
SAS/SATA HDD #0
SAS #12
SAS/SATA HDD #12
SAS #1
SAS/SATA HDD #1
SAS #13
SAS/SATA HDD #13
SAS #2
SAS/SATA HDD #2
SAS #14
SAS/SATA HDD #14
SAS #3
SAS/SATA HDD #3
SAS #15
SAS/SATA HDD #15
SAS #4
SAS/SATA HDD #4
SAS #16
SAS/SATA HDD #16
SAS #5
SAS/SATA HDD #5
SAS #17
SAS/SATA HDD #17
SAS #6
SAS/SATA HDD #6
SAS #18
SAS/SATA HDD #18
SAS #7
SAS/SATA HDD #7
SAS #19
SAS/SATA HDD #19
SAS #8
SAS/SATA HDD #8
SAS #20
SAS/SATA HDD #20
SAS #9
SAS/SATA HDD #9
SAS #21
SAS/SATA HDD #21
SAS #10
SAS/SATA HDD #10
SAS #22
SAS/SATA HDD #22
SAS #11
SAS/SATA HDD #11
SAS #23
SAS/SATA HDD #23
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Rear LED Indicators
Rear LED Indicators
Rear LED
Hard Drive Activity
Failure LED
SAS #0
D12
D5
SAS #1
D22
D23
SAS #2
D40
D37
SAS #3
D102
D107
SAS #4
D13
D6
SAS #5
D24
D29
SAS #6
D41
D38
SAS #7
D104
D108
SAS #8
D14
D7
SAS #9
D25
D30
SAS #10
D42
D39
SAS #11
D106
D109
SAS #12
D15
D8
SAS #13
D26
D31
SAS #14
D87
D88
SAS #15
D111
D110
SAS #16
D18
D19
SAS #17
D27
D32
SAS #18
D100
D103
SAS #19
D118
D119
SAS #20
D21
D20
SAS #21
D28
D33
SAS #22
D101
D105
SAS #23
D120
D121
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Appendix D: BPN-SAS-846EL Backplane Specifications
Appendix D
BPN-SAS-846EL Backplane Specifications
Safety Guidelines
To avoid personal injury and property damage, carefully follow all the safety
steps listed below when accessing your system or handling the components.
D-1 ESD Safety Guidelines
Electriostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic com­ponents. To prevent damage to your system, it is important to handle it very carefully. The following measures
are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD.
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
•Touch a grounded metal object before removing a component from the antistatic
bag.
•Handle the RAID card 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 card and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.
D-2 General Safety Guidelines
•Always disconnect power cables before installing or removing any components
from the computer, including the backplane.
•Disconnect the power cable before installing or removing any cables from the
backplane.
•Make sure that the backplane is securely and properly installed on the motherboard to prevent damage to the system due to power shortage.
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D-3 An Important Note to Users
•All images and layouts shown in this user's guide are based upon the latest PCB
Revision available at the time of publishing. The card you have received may or
may not look exactly the same as the graphics shown in this manual.
D-2
Appendix D: BPN-SAS-846EL Backplane Specifications
Jumper Settings and Pin Definitions
D-4 Front Connectors and Jumpers
1 12
1 12
BUZZER_ENB1
REMOTE_FAN_FAIL_SOCKET1
OVERHEATFAIL1
A
C
A
C
FANFAIL1
SEC_I2C1
SEC_J2
SEC_IPMI1
SEC_J1
SEC_J0
PRI_J2
PRI_J1
PRI_J0
PRI_IPMI1
SEC_MODE1
BUZZER1
PRI_I2C1
L1
13
1
12
1
WWN
10
1
111
SAS846EL2
19
18
REV 1.01
BAR CODE
DESIGNED IN USA
14
EC22
S_J1
SEC_FLASH1
16
WWN
SEC_EXP1
15
R227
A
CA
15
C
5V_LED1
16
J25
2
PWR5
EC20
+12V
GND
GND
+5V
+12V
GND
13
GND
+5V
+12V
GND
GND
GND
GND
+
+5V
FAN2
17
13
13
SEC_J1
SEC_J0
+12V
GND
GND
2
+5V
PRI_MODE1
FAN1
PWR2
17
1J24
PWR1
EC8
+12V
+5V
13
17
13
Figure D-1: Front Connectors
SEC_J2
SEC_IPMI1
GND
PWR4
BUZZER_ENB1
REMOTE_FAN_FAIL_SOCKET1
OVERHEATFAIL1
A
C
A
C
FANFAIL1
PRI_J2
PRI_J1
PRI_J0
PRI_IPMI1
R199
SEC_MODE1
BUZZER1
PWR3
+12V
+5V
+
PWR6
13
SEC_I2C1
GND
PRI_FLASH1
PRI_EXP1
P_J1
R210
PRI_I2C1
Front Connectors
L1
WWN
2
1. and 2. Primary and Secondary I C connectors (optional)
SAS846EL2
REV 1.01
BAR CODE
3. Power Connectors: PWR1, PWR2, PWR3, PWR4, PWR5, and PWR6
DESIGNED IN USA
S_J1
WWN
SEC_EXP1
SEC_FLASH1
4. Primary and Secondary Flash Chip
PRI_FLASH1
PRI_EXP1
P_J1
R227
EC22
A
5. Primary and Secondary Expander Chip
CA
C
5V_LED1
J25
2
PWR5
EC20
+12V
GND
GND
+5V
PWR6
+12V
GND
GND
+5V
+12V
GND
GND
+5V
PWR3
+12V
GND
GND
6. EPP Connectors: J24 and J25
FAN2
PWR4
PWR1
EC8
+12V
+5V
GND
GND
+
PWR2
+5V
+
+12V
GND
GND
+5V
PRI_MODE1
FAN1
7. Fan Connectors: Fan1, Fan2, and Fan3
8. SAS Connectors: PRI_J0
9. SAS Connectors: PRI_J1
10. SAS Connectors: PRI_J2
11. SAS Connectors: SEC_J0 (not available in EL1 single port backplanes)
12. SAS Connectors: SEC_J1 (not available in EL1 single port backplanes)
13. SAS Connectors: SEC_J2 (not available in EL1 single port backplanes)
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D-5 Front Connector and Pin Definitions
1 and 2. Primary and Secondary I2C Connectors
The I2C Connectors are used to monitor HDD
activity and status. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
3. Backplane Main Power Connectors
The 4-pin connectors, designated PWR1,
PWR2, PWR3, PWR4, PWR5, and PWR6,
provide power to the backplane. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
I2C Connector
Pin Definitions (JP44
and JP45)
Pin# Definition
1
Data
2
Ground
3
Clock
4
No Connection
Backplane
Main Power
4-Pin Connector
Pin# Definition
1
2 and 3
4
4. Primary and Secondary Flash Chips
The Primary and Secondary Flash Chips
enhance the backplane memory.
5. Primary and Secondary Expander Chips
This Primary and Secondary Expander
Chips allow the backplane to support dual
ports, cascading, and failover.
6. EPP Ports
The EPP ports are used for manufacturer
diagnostic purposes only.
D-4
+12V
Ground
+5V
Appendix D: BPN-SAS-846EL Backplane Specifications
7. Fan Connectors
Fan Connectors
The 3-pin connectors, designated FAN1,
FAN2, and FAN3, provide power to the
fans. See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
8 - 13. SAS Ports
The Primary and Secondary sets of SAS
ports provide expander features including
cascading and failover From right to left
the ports are Primary 1/2/3 and Secondary 1/2/3.
D-5
Pin# Definition
1
Ground
2
+12V
3
Tachometer
SC846 Chassis Manual
D-6 Front Jumper Locations and Pin Definitions
BUZZER_ENB1
REMOTE_FAN_FAIL_SOCKET1
OVERHEATFAIL1
FANFAIL1
SEC_Mode1
BUZZER_ENB1
REMOTE_FAN_FAIL_SOCKET1
OVERHEATFAIL1
A
C
A
C
FANFAIL1
SEC_I2C1
SEC_J2
SEC_IPMI1
SEC_J1
SEC_J0
PRI_J2
PRI_J1
PRI_J0
PRI_IPMI1
SEC_MODE1
BUZZER1
PRI_I2C1
L1
WWN
SAS846EL2
REV 1.01
BAR CODE
DESIGNED IN USA
S_J1
WWN
SEC_EXP1
SEC_FLASH1
PRI_FLASH1
PRI_EXP1
P_J1
1J24
R227
EC22
2
A
CA
C
5V_LED1
J25
2
PWR5
EC20
+12V
GND
GND
+5V
+12V
GND
GND
PWR3
+12V
+5V
GND
GND
+5V
+12V
GND
GND
SEC_J2
SEC_IPMI1
SEC_J1
GND
+
+5V
+12V
GND
GND
+5V
PRI_MODE1
FAN1
PWR2
PRI_Mode1
SEC_J0
PRI_J2
R199
SEC_MODE1
BUZZER1
GND
FAN2
PWR4
BUZZER_ENB1
SEC_I2C1
PWR1
EC8
+12V
+5V
+
PWR6
REMOTE_FAN_FAIL_SOCKET1
OVERHEATFAIL1
A
C
A
C
FANFAIL1
PRI_J1
PRI_J0
PRI_IPMI1
R210
PRI_I2C1
L1
WWN
SAS846EL2
REV 1.01
Figure D-2: Front Jumper Locations and Pin Defimitions
BAR CODE
DESIGNED IN USA
S_J1
WWN
SEC_EXP1
SEC_FLASH1
Explanation of Jumpers
PRI_FLASH1
PRI_EXP1
P_J1
R227
EC22
A
CA
C
5V_LED1
3
J25
2
To modify the operation of the backplane,
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. Note: On two pin jumpers, "Closed"
means the jumper is on and "Open" means
the jumper is off the pins.
PWR5
EC20
+12V
GND
GND
+5V
PWR6
+12V
GND
GND
+5V
+12V
GND
GND
+5V
PWR3
+12V
GND
GND
PWR4
D-6
Connector
Pins
GND
GND
FAN2
PWR2
+5V
+
+12V
2
1
PWR1
EC8
+12V
+5V
+
GND
GND
+5V
PRI_MODE1
FAN1
Jumper
3
Setting
2
1
Appendix D: BPN-SAS-846EL Backplane Specifications
General Jumper Settings
Jumper
Jumper Settings
Note
PRI_MODE1
1-2
Factory Setting
Do not change
SEC_MODE1
1-2
Factory Setting
Do not change
BUZZER_ENB1
Open: Disable
Closed: Enable
Buzzer Enable
Socket Settings
Socket
REMOTE_FAN_FAIL_
SOCKET
Socket Setting
Note
Front Panel Fan Fail indicator
(Optional)
Connected
Front Panel LEDs
LED
State
Specification
OVERHEATFAIL1
ON
Overheat/Drive Failure LED Indicator
(Red light: flashing, Buzzer: On)
FANFAIL1
ON
Failure in Fan #1
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5TCA
69R
CA
5C
02C
91C
6C
41C
32C
22C
42C
793C
783C
104C
193C
693C
293C
004C
093C
SAS #22
773C
863C
SAS
2TCA
273C
173C
563C
673C
19R
C
2LIAF
A
39R
1TCA
674C
2MARS_IRP
683C
2J
074C
283C
SAS
2#
SAS #20
374C
022R 174C
122R 774C
765R
6
763C
073C
573C
463C
SAS
1#
SAS #19
5F
62D
483C
473C
373C
81
183C
1J
963C
663C
7
CA
0TCA
42
21
0LIAF
91
583C
SAS #12
31
6
0#LIAF
42
72D
083C
SAS
0J
0#
SAS #18
Rear SAS/SATA Connectors
SAS Drive
Number
874C
A
274C
Figure D-3: Rear Connectors
Rear
Connector
964C
1MARS_IRP
78R
C
SAS #21
574C
C
973C
873C
3#
3J
474C
5#LIAF
5LIAF
A
89R
C
59R
4#TCA
CA
4LIAF
4#LIAF
A
79R
3#TCA
CA
3#LIAF
A
49R
383C
C
1LIAF
0#TCA
31
A
91
81
6J
98R
014C
593C
493C
101R
393C
88R
204C
993C
983C
304C
23D
SAS #6
5PT
8PT
29R
3TCA
SAS
C
A
09R
SAS #13
704C
7J
99R
CA
21#
404C
4#
4J
3LIAF
814C
414C
224C
324C
714C
314C
914C
124C
501R
A
C
7#LIAF
7LIAF
301C
001C
79C
49C
33D
SAS #7
6LIAF
SAS
804C
C
214C
514C
524C
424C
401R
301R
8J
SAS #23
9PT
5#
82D
SAS #14
824C
001R
A
705C
21J
4TCA
024C
614C
724C
624C
011R
901R
9#TCA
9TCA
CA
9LIAF
9#LIAF
294C
194C
205C
594C
894C
494C
115C
C
5#TCA
11TCA
C
11#TCA
801R
A
11LIAF C
A
11#LIAF
63C
64C
83C
92C
93C
23C
13C
84C
C
A
234C
C
7TCA
7#TCA
A
A
201R
31#
C
21#LIAF
81#
A
601R
C
8TCA
A
8LIAF
SAS #8
6TCA
C
233C
133C
853C
753C
SAS
26D
232R
335C
SAS
81J
SAS #0
21LIAF A
025C
325C
825C
725C
A
C
735C
701R
01TCA
A
C
01#TCA
01#LIAF
01LIAF
53C
72C
54C
73C
03C
44C
34C
74C
625C
525C
515C
225C
915C
125C
105C
394C
605C
505C
015C
805C
31J
032R
21#TCA
6F
86D
005C
994C
405C
305C
215C
504C
SAS
5J
92D
SAS #15
SAS
9#
9J
43D
C
184C
761L
A
C
A
41LIAF
632R
31#LIAF
884C
21TCA
81#TCA
81TCA
242R
A
C
81#LIAF
81LIAF
442R
422R
31LIAF A
332R
435C
425C
815C
91#LIAF
91LIAF
542R
035C
925C
A
084C
91#
1BR
661L
653C
553C
453C
SAS #1
SAS
91J
41#
36D
924C
A
AC
CA
342R
C
96D
835C
SAS
584C
284C
484C
C 31TCA
132R
522R
905C
41J
31#TCA
384C
094C
91TCA
91#TCA
41#LIAF
2MARS_CES
555C
935C
745C
02#LIAF
02LIAF
842R
255C
245C
02#
62PT
315C
01#
334C
A
SAS #2
SAS
02J
SAS #9
SAS
51#
51J
46D
SAS
01J
904C
03D
SAS #16
034C
434C
53D
C
955C
715C
615C
A
142R
71LIAF
A
CA
51LIAF A
732R
784C
AC
A
61#
794C
694C
684C
SAS
11J
63D
SAS #10
135C
61J
13D
SAS #17
134C
534C
C
11#TCA
11#LIAF
33C
62C
61#TCA
A
61#LIAF
C
41#TCA
02#TCA
02TCA
642R
042R
61LIAF
51#TCA
12#
535C
C 41TCA
432R
655C
445C
345C
12LIAF
942R
SAS
12J
07D
71#
56D
SAS #3
945C
845C
A
065C
51#LIAF
17D
66D
C 51TCA
532R
645C
545C
22LIAF
252R
055C
045C
22#LIAF A
AC
742R
C
12TCA
12#TCA
22#
SAS
82C
14C
04C
61TCA 24C
22#TCA
22TCA
052R
A
C
C
SAS
SAS #11
235C
71J
C
C
SAS #4
755C
22J
635C
832R
32#
27D
165C
73D
76D
SAS #5
855C
32J
415C
155C
145C
455C
355C
265C
SAS
12#LIAF
932R
71TCA
32#TCA
32#LIAF
152R
352R
A
32LIAF
AC
AC
37D
C
C
32TCA
D-7 Rear Connectors and LED Indicators
Rear
Connector
SAS Drive
Number
SAS #0
SAS/SATA HDD #0
SAS #12
SAS/SATA HDD #12
SAS #1
SAS/SATA HDD #1
SAS #13
SAS/SATA HDD #13
SAS #2
SAS/SATA HDD #2
SAS #14
SAS/SATA HDD #14
SAS #3
SAS/SATA HDD #3
SAS #15
SAS/SATA HDD #15
SAS #4
SAS/SATA HDD #4
SAS #16
SAS/SATA HDD #16
SAS #5
SAS/SATA HDD #5
SAS #17
SAS/SATA HDD #17
SAS #6
SAS/SATA HDD #6
SAS #18
SAS/SATA HDD #18
SAS #7
SAS/SATA HDD #7
SAS #19
SAS/SATA HDD #19
SAS #8
SAS/SATA HDD #8
SAS #20
SAS/SATA HDD #20
SAS #9
SAS/SATA HDD #9
SAS #21
SAS/SATA HDD #21
SAS #10
SAS/SATA HDD #10
SAS #22
SAS/SATA HDD #22
SAS #11
SAS/SATA HDD #11
SAS #23
SAS/SATA HDD #23
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Appendix D: BPN-SAS-846EL Backplane Specifications
Rear LED Indicators
Hard Drive Activity
Failure LED
SAS #0
Rear LED
ACT #0
FAIL #0
SAS #1
ACT #1
FAIL #1
SAS #2
ACT #2
FAIL #2
SAS #3
ACT #3
FAIL #3
SAS #4
ACT #4
FAIL #4
SAS #5
ACT #5
FAIL #5
SAS #6
ACT #6
FAIL #6
SAS #7
ACT #7
FAIL #7
SAS #8
ACT #8
FAIL #8
SAS #9
ACT #9
FAIL #9
SAS #10
ACT #10
FAIL #10
SAS #11
ACT #11
FAIL #11
SAS #12
ACT #12
FAIL #12
SAS #13
ACT #13
FAIL #13
SAS #14
ACT #14
FAIL #14
SAS #15
ACT #15
FAIL #15
SAS #16
ACT #16
FAIL #16
SAS #17
ACT #17
FAIL #17
SAS #18
ACT #18
FAIL #18
SAS #19
ACT #19
FAIL #19
SAS #20
ACT #20
FAIL #20
SAS #21
ACT #21
FAIL #21
SAS #22
ACT #22
FAIL #22
SAS #23
ACT #23
FAIL #23
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Appendix D: BPN-SAS-846EL Backplane Specifications
Dual Port and Cascading Configurations
D-8 Single and Dual Port Expanders
Single Ports
SAS-846EL1 backplanes have a single-port expander that access all 24 drives and
supports cascading.
Dual Ports
SAS-846EL2 backplanes have dual-port expanders that access all 24 drives. These
dual-port expanders support cascading, failover, and recovery.
From HBA or higher
backplane
Port B
Secondary Ports
Expander 2
J2
From HBA or higher
backplane
Port A
Primary Ports
Expander 1
J2
J1
J1
J0
J0
PRI_FLASH1
To Lower Backplane in
cascaded system
To Lower Backplane in
cascaded system
Figure D-4: SAS-846EL2 Dual Port Configuration
From HBA or higher
backplane
Port A
Primary Ports
Expander 1
J2
J1
J0
PRI_FLASH1
To Lower Backplane in
cascaded system
Figure D-5: SAS-846EL1 Single Port Configuration
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D-9 Failover
The SAS-846EL2 backplane has two expanders which allow effective failover and
recovery.
Single Host Bus Adapter
SAS HBA
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
WWN
In a single host bus configuration, the
backplane connects to one Host Bus
Adapter (HBA).
Port B
Expander 2
Port A
Expander 1
J17
Figure D-6: Single HBA
Single Host Bus Adapter
Failover
SAS HBA
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
WWN
If the Expander or data path in Port A
fails, the system automatically switches
to Port B.
Port B
Expander 2
Port A
Expander 1
J17
Figure D-7: Single HBA Failover
Dual Host Bus Adapter
SAS HBA
In a Dual Host Bus Configuration, the
backplane connects to two Host Bus
Adapters (HBA).
SAS HBA
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
WWN
Port B
Expander 2
Port A
Expander 1
J17
Figure D-8: Dual HBA
Dual Host Bus Adapter
Failover
SAS HBA
SAS HBA
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
WWN
If the Expander or data path in Port A
fails, the system automatically switches
to Port B. This maintains a full connection to all drives.
Port B
Expander 2
Port A
Expander 1
J17
Figure D-9: Dual HBA Failover
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Appendix D: BPN-SAS-846EL Backplane Specifications
D-10 Chassis Power Card and Support Cables
Chassis Power Card
In a cascaded configuration, the first chassis includes a motherboard and at least
one Host Bus Adapter (HBA). Other servers in this enclosed system, include a
power card. This section describes the supported power card for the SAS-846
series backplane.
For more information, see the PCC-JBPWR2 power card manual. This manual can
be found at the http://www.supermicro.com or as an appendix in the SAS-846EL
chassis manual.
A
A
A
JBPWR2 REV 1.00
Figure D-10: Chassis Power Card (Sold Separately)
Power Card
Part Number
CSE-PTJBOD-CB1
Part Type
Power Card
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Where Used
Allows the chassis to be in a
JBOD (Just a Bunch of Drives)
system.
SC846 Chassis Manual
Connecting an Internal Host Bus Adapter to the
Backplane
The following section lists the most common cables used to connect the Host Bus
Adapter (HBA) to the backplane.
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
WWN
J17
HBA
(Host Bus Adapter)
Figure D-11: Single Internal Host Bus Adapter
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
WWN
J17
HBA (Host Bus Adapter)
HBA (Host Bus Adapter)
Figure D-12: Dual Internal Host Bus Adapter
Supported Internal HBA Cables
Use the following listed cables to create connections between the internal HBA and
SAS-846EL backplane. The cables required depend on the HBA connector.
Cable Name: IPASS TO 4-LANE
Part #: CBL-0117L
Length: 46 cm (18 inches)
Description: This cable has one SFF-8484 (32 pin) connector on one end and ipass
(SFF-8087/mini-sas) connector (36 pins) at the other. This cable connects from the
HBA to the SAS-846EL backplane.
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Appendix D: BPN-SAS-846EL Backplane Specifications
Cable Name: IPASS (mini SAS) TO IPASS (mini SAS)
Part #: CBL-0108L-02
Length: 39 cm (15 inches)
Part #: CBL-0109L-02
Length: 22 cm (9 inches)
Part #: CBL-0110L-02
Length: 18 cm (7 inches)
Description: This cable has an ipass (SFF-8087/mini-sas) connector (36 pins) at
each end. It connects from the HBA to the SAS-846EL backplane.
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Connecting an External Host Bus Adapter to the
Backplane
This backplane supports external Host Bus Adapters. In this configuration, the HBA
and the backplane are in different physical chassis. This allows a JBOD (Just a
Bunch Of Drives) configuration from an existing system.
Single External Host Bus Adapter
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
WWN
J17
HBA
(Host Bus Adapter)
Power Card
CBL-0200L
External HBA Cable
Figure D-12: Single External Host Adapter
Dual External Host Bus Adapter
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
WWN
HBA
(Host Bus Adapter)
HBA
(Host Bus Adapter)
J17
Power Card
CBL-0200L
External HBA Cables
Figure D-13: Dual External Host Bus Adapter
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Appendix D: BPN-SAS-846EL Backplane Specifications
Supported External HBA to Backplane Cable
Use the following cable if your external HBA has an InfiniBand connector.
Figure D-14: SAS InfiniBand Cable (CBL-0200L)
Cable Name: SAS InfiniBand to Mini SAS X4 1M cable, PBF
Part #: CBL-0200L
Length: 1 meter
Description: This cable has an InfiniBand connector (SFF-8470) on one end and
an SFF-8088-1X (26-pins) at the other end.
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Connecting Multiple Backplanes in a Single Channel
Environment
This section describes the cables used when cascading from a single HBA. These
connections use CBL-0167L internal cables and CBL-0166L external cables.
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
CBL-0167L
with Single Port Assembly
(internal cable)
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
WWN
Port B Expander 2 Port A Expander 1
J17
HBA (Host Bus Adapter)
CBL-0166L
(external cable)
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
WWN
Port B Expander 2
Port A Expander 1
J17
Power Card
Figure D-15: Single HBA Configuration
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Appendix D: BPN-SAS-846EL Backplane Specifications
Single HBA Configuration Cables
Single Port Cable Assembly
Figure D-16: Single Port Internal Cable (CBL-0167L)
Cable Name: SAS EL2/EL1 Backplane Cable (Internal) with 2-port Cascading Cable,
68 cm
Part #: CBL-0167L (SFF-8087 to SFF-8088 x1)
Ports: Single
Placement: Internal cable
Description: Internal cable. Connects the backplane to the Host Bus Adapter (HBA)
or external port. Used in single port environments.
Figure D-17: External Cable (CBL-0166L)
Cable Name: SAS EL2/EL1 Cascading Cable (External), 68cm
Part #: CBL-0166L (SFF-8088 1x to SFF-8088 x1)
Ports: Single or Dual
Placement: External cable
Description: External cascading cable. Connects ports between servers. With most
connectors, use one cable for single port connections and two cables for dual port
connections.
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Connecting Multiple Backplanes in a Dual Channel
Environment
This section describes the cables used when cascading from dual HBAs. These
connections use CBL-0168L internal cables and CBL-0166L external cables.
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
WWN
Port B Expander 2 Port A Expander 1
J17
Cable 0168L
with Single Port Assembly
(internal cable)
HBA (Host Bus Adapter)
HBA (Host Bus Adapter)
Cable 0166L
(external cable)
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
WWN
Port B Expander 2
Port A Expander 1
J17
Power Card
Figure D-18: Dual HBA Configuration
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Appendix D: BPN-SAS-846EL Backplane Specifications
Dual HBA Configuration Cables
Dual Port Cable
Assembly
Figure D-19: Dual Port Internal Cable (CBL-0168L)
Cable Name: SAS Dual-port Cable Assembly, 68/76cm
Part #: CBL-0168L
Ports: Dual
Placement: Internal cable
Description: Internal cascading cable. Connects the backplane to the Host Bus
Adapter (HBA) or external port. Used in dual port environments.
Figure D-20: External Cable (CBL-0166L)
Cable Name: SAS EL2/EL1 Cascading Cable (External), 68cm
Part #: CBL-0166L
Placement: External cable
Ports: Single or Dual
Description: External cascading cable. Connects ports between servers. Use one
cable for single port connections and two cables for dual port connections.
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D-11 Supported Cascading Configurations
Cascading allows the system to access data at a faster rate by allowing several
backplanes to share resources to reduce latency time.
The first backplane in a cascaded system requires a motherboard and HBA. Other
servers require a power control card with no motherboard and no HBA. For more
information, see the SC846 Chassis Manual available at www.supermicro.com.
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
WWN
Port B Expander 2 Port A Expander 1
J17
Single Port Cable
Assembly
HBA (Host Bus Adapter)
Cable 0167L
(internal cable)
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
Cable 0166L
(external cable)
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
WWN
Port B Expander 2
Port A Expander 1
J17
Power Card
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
WWN
Port B Expander 2
Port A Expander 1
J17
Power Card
FigureD-21: Simple Cascaded Configuration
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Appendix D: BPN-SAS-846EL Backplane Specifications
Server System with Single SAS HBA
The expanders allow horizontal branching. This configuration also applies to dual
ports.
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
PRI_J1
SEC_J0
SEC_J1
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
PRI_J0
WWN
WWN
Port A Expander 1
J17
Port A Expander 1
J17
Power Card
HBA
Cable 0167L
(internal cable)
Single Port Cable
Assembly
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J1
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
PRI_J0
WWN
WWN
Port A Expander 1
J17
Port A Expander 1
J17
Power Card
Power Card
Cable 0166L
(external cable)
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J1
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
PRI_J0
WWN
WWN
J17
Port A Expander 1
J17
Power Card
Port A Expander 1
Power Card
Figure D-22: Cascaded Configuration with Horizontal Branching
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Dual SAS HBA and Cascaded Configuration
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
WWN
Port B Expander 2 Port A Expander 1
J17
HBA
Dual Port Cable
Assembly
HBA
Cable 0168L
(internal cable)
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
Cable 0166L
(external cables)
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
WWN
Port B Expander 2
Port A Expander 1
J17
Power Card
PRI_J2
SEC_J2
SEC_J0
PRI_J1
SEC_J1
PRI_J0
WWN
Port B Expander 2
Port A Expander 1
J17
Power Card
Figure D-23: Dual SAS HBA with Cascaded Configuration
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Appendix D: BPN-SAS-846EL Backplane Specifications
Dual SAS HBA and Cascaded Configuration with
Branching
Port B Ex. 2
Port A Ex. 1
Port B Ex. 2 Port A Ex. 1
HBA
Power
Card
HBA
Port B Ex. 2
Port A Ex. 1
Port B Ex. 2 Port A Ex. 1
Power
Card
Power
Card
Cable 0166L
(external cable)
Port B Ex. 2
Port A Ex. 1
Port B Ex. 2 Port A Ex. 1
Power
Card
Power
Card
Figure D-24: Dual SAS HBA with Cascaded Configuration and Branching
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