Intel® Server Board S1200SP Monthly Specification Update

Intel® Server Board S1200SP Monthly Specification Update
Intel® Server Board S1200SPL,
Intel® Server Board S1200SPS,
Intel® Server Board S1200SPO
Monthly Specification Update
Rev 1.2
March 2016
Intel Server Board and System
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Intel® Server Board S1200SP Monthly Specification Update
Revision History
Date
Modifications
January, 2016
February, 2016
Initial release.
Add Errata 9, 10 and 11.
March, 2016
Add Errata 12, 13, 14 and 15
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Table of Contents
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Preface ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 1
Errata................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 2
1. No Video Output Through KVM ................................................................................................................................................................. 2
2. FRU Information Missing ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
3. RMS3HC080 Unrecognized When Installing Redhat* 7.0 .............................................................................................................. 2
4. Unknown Error Prompted When Installing Centos* 7.0 Under ESRTII Raid Mode .............................................................. 2
5. CATERROR in SEL Event Log ........................................................................................................................................................................ 3
6. It Takes a Long Time (4-5 minutes) to Load RMS3JC080 OPROM. ............................................................................................ 3
7. System hang on GRUB ("loading initial ramdisk"). .............................................................................................................................. 3
8. Display Abnormal after Resolution Changed in RHEL 7.0 .............................................................................................................. 3
9. Ubuntu 14.04 Installation Failure of Detecting ESRTII RAID HDD .............................................................................................. 3
10.
Higher PSU Input Power than the Threshold .................................................................................................................................. 4
11.
ACPI Error after the VMWare ESXi6.0 u1b Installed on the AHCI Controller ..................................................................... 4
12.
The Installation Failure when Installing Win 7 or Windows 2008 R2 on the Intel® Server Board S1200SP ....... 5
13.
The TPM Trust Boot Cannot Be Enabled When Installing VMware ESXi 6.0 u1b. ........................................................... 5
14.
The failure of OS Boot When the RMS25JB080 Storage Card installed. ............................................................................ 5
15.
The Warning message Showing that the SPI Flash Wear-out Protection Exceeded the Threshold 25% ............ 5
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1 Preface
This document communicates product Errata and Documentation Changes and Corrections for the following
Intel Server Products:

Intel® Server Board S1200SPL/S1200SPS/S1200SPO
The items communicated in this document are defined as follows:
Documentation Changes include typos, errors, or omissions from the current published specifications. These
changes will be incorporated in the next release of the specifications.
Specification Changes are modifications to the current published specifications for a given product. These
include typos, errors, or omissions. Specified changes will be incorporated in the next release of the document.
Specification Clarifications describe supported features or functions in greater detail or further highlight their
impact to a complex design requirement. These clarifications will be incorporated in the next release of the
document.
Errata are design defects or deviations from current published specifications for a given product. Published
errata may or may not be corrected. Hardware and software designed to be used with any given processor
stepping must assume that all errata documented for that processor stepping are present on all devices.
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2 Errata
1. No Video Output Through KVM
Problem
There is no video output through KVM if remote system VGA port is connecting to Internal
Graphic.
Implication
No display in EWS KVM console.
Status
Will not fix.
Workaround
No. It is by design.
2. FRU Information Missing
Problem
The “Product information” of the Front Panel and HDD Backplane in FRU information menu is
“NULL”.
Implication
Users will not see the FRU information.
Status
Will not fix.
Workaround
Upgrade Brower to IE8 or above version.
3. RMS3HC080 Unrecognized When Installing Redhat* 7.0
Problem
RMS3HC080 will be recognized as RS3WC080 when installing Redhat 7.0.
Implication
Users will see an incorrect device name.
Status
Will not fix.
Workaround
it is caused by Linux driver and no function impact.
4. Unknown Error Prompted When Installing Centos* 7.0 Under ESRTII Raid Mode
Problem
There is an unknown error when installing CentOS 7.0 under ESRTII RAID mode.
Implication
Users will see the unknown error.
Status
Will not fix.
Workaround
CentOS7.0 is not supported under ESRTII RAID mode.
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5. CATERROR in SEL Event Log
Problem
It may have CATERROR in SEL event log when system power on during DC cycle.
Implication
Users may see CATERROR error in SEL log.
Status
This issue may be fixed in a future BIOS revision.
Workaround
NA
6. It Takes a Long Time (4-5 minutes) to Load RMS3JC080 OPROM.
Problem
It takes a long time(4-5 minutes) to load RMS3JC080 OPROM when system boot.
Implication
Users have to wait for a long time.
Status
The issue was fixed by FW Intel_SAS3_FW_ph9upd_NDA_2015.09.23.
Workaround
NA
7. System hang on GRUB ("loading initial ramdisk").
Problem
System hang on GRUB("loading initial ramdisk") of SUSE Linux during AC/DC/reset cycle test
under RSTe RAID mode.
Implication
System might hang.
Status
Will not fix.
Workaround
Add “nomodset” in os kernel parameter list.
8. Display Abnormal after Resolution Changed in RHEL 7.0
Problem
VGA screen output messed up after resolution changed in RHEL 7.0.
Implication
Display abnormal.
Status
Will not fix.
Workaround
Keep default resolution in RHEL 7.0.
9. Ubuntu 14.04 Installation Failure of Detecting ESRTII RAID HDD
Problem
When installing Ubuntu14.04 in the ESRTII RAID mode, it will show there is no HDD detected.
Implication
OS installation fails
Status
Will not fix.
Workaround
There is no ESRTII driver for Ubuntu14.04.
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10. Higher PSU Input Power than the Threshold
Problem
In SEL Event Log, it shows the 350w PSU(Delta, DPS-350AB-12A) Input Power is highter than
the threshold. Below is a log sample:
c0 | 11/15/2015 | 02:25:26 | Other Units-based Sensor PS1 Input Power | Upper Non-critical
going high | Reading
623 > Threshold 448 Watts
c1 | 11/15/2015 | 02:25:26 | Other Units-based Sensor PS1 Input Power | Upper Critical
going high | Reading 623 >
Threshold 504 Watts
c2 | 11/15/2015 | 02:25:28 | Other Units-based Sensor PS1 Input Power | Upper Critical
going high | Reading 49 >
Threshold 504 Watts
c3 | 11/15/2015 | 02:25:28 | Other Units-based Sensor PS1 Input Power | Upper Non-critical
going high | Reading
Implication
Non-Critical event shows in SEL Event Log. Failure rate lower than 1/1000
Status
PSU FW issue. Will not fix.
Workaround
N/A
11. ACPI Error after the VMWare ESXi6.0 u1b Installed on the AHCI Controller
Problem
ACPI Error displays in the log after VMWare ESXi6.0 u1b installed on AHCI controller. Below is
a log sample:
0:00:00:04.494 cpu0:32768)PCI: 348: Found a PCIe-to-PCIe bridge at 0000:00:01.0
ACPI Error: Incorrect return type [Integer] requested [Buffer]0:00:00:04.494 cpu0:32768)
(20120215/nsxfeval-219)
0:00:00:04.494 cpu0:32768)VMKAcpi: 160: Failed to evaluate _DSM: AE_TYPE
0:00:00:04.495 cpu0:32768)PCI: 730: Device 0000:00:16.0 is disabled by the BIOS
ACPI Error: No return value0:00:00:04.495 cpu0:32768) (20120215/nsxfeval-203)
0:00:00:04.495 cpu0:32768)VMKAcpi: 160: Failed to evaluate _DSM: AE_NULL_OBJECT
Implication
ACPI error event shows in SEL Event Log.
Status
Embedded nesfeval driver in ESXi. Might be fixed in future.
Workaround
N/A
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12. The Installation Failure when Installing Win 7 or Windows 2008 R2 on the
Intel® Server Board S1200SP
Problem
User may fail to install windows 7 or windows 2008 R2 on the Intel® Server Board S1200SP
due to the absence of USB3.0 driver in the OS.
Implication
Fail to install OS because there is no USB3.0 driver integrated in this OS.
Status
Will not fix.
Workaround
Integrate USB3.0 driver into OS installation image. For more details, please refer to:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744355(v=ws.10).aspx
13. The TPM Trust Boot Cannot Be Enabled When Installing VMware ESXi 6.0 u1b.
Problem
User may see that the TPM Trust Boot cannot be enabled when installing VMware ESXi 6.0
u1b, while no such issue with other OS. It is VMware ESXi 6.0 u1b limitation.
Implication
Trust Boot cannot be enabled.
Status
Might be fixed in the future.
Workaround
N/A
14. The failure of OS Boot When the RMS25JB080 Storage Card installed.
Problem
User may see the OS fail to boot under uEFI mode when the RMS25JB080 storage card
installed.
Implication
The OS fail to boot due to the storage card Option Rom is not loaded.
Status
Will fix in the future.
Workaround
Reboot the system will reslove the issue.
15. The Warning message Showing that the SPI Flash Wear-out Protection
Exceeded the Threshold 25%
Problem
The user might see warning message in BMC SEL event log showing that the SPI flash wearout protection exceeded the threshold 25%.
Implication
A warning message appeares in BMC SEL event log
Status
will fix in the future.
Workaround
Refresh ME firmware
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