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SUPERSERVER 6036ST-6LR
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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 6036ST-6LR.
Installation and maintainance should be performed by experienced technicians
only.
The SuperServer 6036ST-6LR is a high-end storage server solution based on the
SC937 3U rackmount chassis and the X8DTS-F dual processor serverboard.
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 X8DTS-F serverboard and
the SC937ETS-R1200NDBP chassis.
Chapter 2: Server Installation
This chapter describes the steps necessary to install the SuperServer 6036ST-6LR
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 panels on the chassis as well the HDD carrier
LEDs.
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 6036ST-6LR.
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Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
Chapter 5 provides detailed information on the X8DTS-F serverboard, including the
locations and functions of connections, headers and jumpers. Refer to this chapter
when adding or removing processors or main memory and when reconfiguring the
serverboard.
Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
Refer to Chapter 6 for detailed information on the SC937 server chassis. You should
follow the procedures given in this chapter when installing, removing or reconfiguring SAS/SATA or peripheral drives and when replacing system power supply units
and cooling fans.
Chapter 7: BIOS
The BIOS chapter includes an introduction to BIOS and provides detailed information on running the CMOS Setup Utility.
Appendix A: BIOS Error Beep Codes
Appendix B: System Specifications
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Notes
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
1-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 1-1
1-2
Serverboard Features ..................................................................................... 1-2
Processors ...................................................................................................... 1-2
Memory ........................................................................................................... 1-2
SAS ................................................................................................................ 1-2
SATA .............................................................................................................. 1-2
PCI Expansion Slots ....................................................................................... 1-2
Rear Chassis Ports ......................................................................................... 1-3
Graphics Controller ......................................................................................... 1-3
Other Features ................................................................................................ 1-3
1-3
Server Chassis Features ................................................................................ 1-3
System Power ................................................................................................. 1-3
SAS/SATA Subsystem..................................................................................... 1-3
Front Control Panel ......................................................................................... 1-3
Cooling System ............................................................................................... 1-4
1-4
Contacting Supermicro .................................................................................... 1-5
1-5
SBB: Storage Bridge Bay ............................................................................... 1-6
Chapter 2 Server Installation
2-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 2-1
2-2
Unpacking the System .................................................................................... 2-1
2-3
Preparing for Setup ......................................................................................... 2-1
Choosing a Setup Location ............................................................................. 2-1
Rack Precautions ............................................................................................ 2-2
Server Precautions.......................................................................................... 2-2
Rack Mounting Considerations ....................................................................... 2-3
Ambient Operating Temperature ................................................................ 2-3
Reduced Airflow ......................................................................................... 2-3
Mechanical Loading ................................................................................... 2-3
Circuit Overloading ..................................................................................... 2-3
Reliable Ground ......................................................................................... 2-3
2-4
Installing the System into a Rack ................................................................... 2-4
Installing the Inner Rack Rails ........................................................................ 2-4
Installing the Outer Rack Rails ....................................................................... 2-5
Installing the Chassis into a Rack................................................................... 2-6
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Checking the Serverboard 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 Button ....................................................................................... 3-1
Power .............................................................................................................. 3-1
3-3
Control Panel LEDs ........................................................................................ 3-1
Power Fail ....................................................................................................... 3-1
Overheat/Fan Fail: .......................................................................................... 3-2
NIC1 ................................................................................................................ 3-2
NIC2 ................................................................................................................ 3-2
Heartbeat......................................................................................................... 3-2
Power .............................................................................................................. 3-3
3-4
Drive Carrier LEDs .......................................................................................... 3-3
Chapter 4 System Safety
4-1
Electrical Safety Precautions .......................................................................... 4-1
4-2
General Safety Precautions ............................................................................ 4-2
4-3
ESD Precautions ............................................................................................. 4-3
4-4
Operating Precautions .................................................................................... 4-4
Chapter 5 Advanced Serverboard Setup
5-1
Handling the Serverboard ............................................................................... 5-1
Precautions ..................................................................................................... 5-1
Unpacking ....................................................................................................... 5-2
5-2
Cable and Device Connectiions ...................................................................... 5-2
Power Connections .................................................................................... 5-2
Fan Cabling ................................................................................................ 5-2
Control Panels ............................................................................................ 5-2
SSB Connections ....................................................................................... 5-2
5-3
Installing the Processor and Heatsink ............................................................ 5-3
Installing an LGA1366 Processor ................................................................... 5-3
Installing the Heatsink ..................................................................................... 5-5
Removing the Heatsink ................................................................................... 5-5
5-4
Installing Memory ............................................................................................ 5-6
Memory Support .............................................................................................. 5-6
DIMM Installation ............................................................................................ 5-6
5-5
Installing PCI Add-On Cards ........................................................................... 5-8
5-6
Serverboard Details ...................................................................................... 5-10
X8DTS-F Quick Reference ............................................................................5-11
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Connector Definitions ................................................................................... 5-12
5-8
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................ 5-14
5-9
Onboard Indicators........................................................................................ 5-16
5-10
Installing Software ......................................................................................... 5-17
SuperDoctor III .............................................................................................. 5-18
Chapter 6 Advanced Chassis Setup
6-1
Static-Sensitive Devices .................................................................................. 6-1
Precautions ..................................................................................................... 6-1
Unpacking ....................................................................................................... 6-1
6-2
Control Panel .................................................................................................. 6-2
6-3
System Fans ................................................................................................... 6-3
System Fan Failure ......................................................................................... 6-3
Replacing System Fans .................................................................................. 6-3
6-4
Drive Bay Installation/Removal ....................................................................... 6-5
Accessing the Drive Bays ............................................................................... 6-5
Hard Drive Midplane ....................................................................................... 6-5
SAS 2.0 Controller .......................................................................................... 6-5
SAS/SATA Drive Installation............................................................................ 6-5
6-5
Midplane .......................................................................................................... 6-8
6-6
Power Supply .................................................................................................. 6-9
Power Supply Failure ...................................................................................... 6-9
Replacing the Power Supply ........................................................................... 6-9
Chapter 7 BIOS
7-1
Introduction...................................................................................................... 7-1
7-2
Main Setup ...................................................................................................... 7-2
7-3
Advanced Setup Configurations...................................................................... 7-4
7-4
Security Settings ........................................................................................... 7-24
7-5
Boot Configuration ........................................................................................ 7-25
7-6
Exit Options ................................................................................................... 7-26
Appendix A BIOS Error Beep Codes
Appendix B System Specifications
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 1
Introduction
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Overview
The SuperServer 6036ST-6LR is a high-end Super Storage Bridge Bay (SBB) system comprised of two main subsystems: the SC937 chassis and two X8DTS-F dual
processor serverboards. Please refer to our web site for information on operating
systems that have been certified for use with the system (www.supermicro.com).
In addition to the serverboard and chassis, various hardware components have
been included with the 6036ST-6LR, as listed below:
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Four passive CPU heatsinks (SNK-P0037P)
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Twelve 4-cm fans (FAN-0088L4)
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Two KVM cables (CBL-0218L)
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SAS/SATA Accessories
One SAS midplane (BPN-SAS-937-O-P)
Sixteen hard drive carriers (MCP-220-97301-0B)
SATA interposer add-on cards (optional, AOC-LSISS9252)
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Two riser cards for PCI-Express x16 expansion cards (RSC-R2UT-2E4E8R)
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Two SAS controller mezzanine cards (AOM-SAS2-L8)
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One set of rackmount hardware (MCP-290-00053-ON)
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One CD containing drivers and utilities
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Serverboard Features
The SuperServer 6036ST-6LR is built around two X8DTS-F serverboards for a
dual-node system. The X8DTS-F is a dual processor serverboard based on the
Intel® 5520 chipset (5520/IOH-36D + ICH10). Below are the main features of the
X8DTS-F. (See Figure 1-1 for a block diagram of the chipset).
Processors
The X8DTS-F supports single or dual Intel® Xeon 5500/5600 Series processors in
LGA1366 type sockets. Two X8DTS-F boards are included in the storage system.
Please refer to the serverboard description pages on our web site for a complete
listing of supported processors (www.supermicro.com).
Memory
Each X8DTS-F has six DIMM slots that can support up to 48 GB of ECC registered DDR3-1333/1066/800 or up to 24 GB of ECC/non-ECC unbuffered DDR31333/1066/800 SDRAM. See Chapter 5 for details.
SAS
SAS 2.0 support with a x36 expander is provided with an LSI 2008 SAS controller option on a mezzanine card (p/n AOM-SAS2-L8). A total of 16 SAS hot-swap
drives are supported.
Notes: The operating system you use must have RAID support to enable the
hot-swap capability and RAID function of the SAS drives. LSI 2008 supports
RAID 0, 1, 10 and 1E modes. Refer to the following ftp site for setup guidelines:
<ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/driver/SAS/LSI/LSI_SAS_EmbMRAID_SWUG.pdf> and
Supermicro's web site for additional inmformation < http://www.supermicro.com/
support/manuals/> (RAID is supported by third-party software.)
SATA
Special add-on cards installed in the drive carriers provide support for SATA drives.
Each carrier must have one AOC-LSISS9252 card installed to support a SATA drive.
See Chapter 6 for details.
PCI Expansion Slots
Each X8DTS-F can support two PCI-E x4 and one PCI-E x8 add-on cards with the
use of a RSC-R2UT-2E4E8R riser card (included).
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Rear Chassis Ports
The rear of the chassis includes one SAS port, two 1 GB Ethernet ports and a KVM
connector (includes USB, VGA and COM ports) for each node (serverboard).
Graphics Controller
The X8DTS-F features an integrated Matrox G200eW video controller. The G200eW
is a 2D/3D/video accelerator chip with a 128-bit core.
Other Features
Other onboard features that promote system health include onboard voltage monitors, auto-switching voltage regulators, chassis and CPU overheat sensors, virus
protection and BIOS rescue.
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Server Chassis Features
System Power
The SC937 features a redundant Gold Level 1200W power supply composed of
two separate power modules. This power redundancy feature allows you to replace
a failed power module without shutting down the system.
SAS/SATA Subsystem
The SC937 supports up to 16 SAS 2.0 or SATA drives. These drives are
hot-swappable units and are connected to a midplane that provides power and
control.
Note: The operating system you use must have RAID support to enable the hotswap capability of the SAS/SATA drives.
Front Control Panel
Two control panels are included on each end of the SuperServer 6036ST-6LR
to provide you with system monitoring and control. LEDs indicate system power,
network (NIC) activity, system overheat and power supply failure. Each set of LEDs
are associated with the node/serverboard on the same side of the chassis. A single
power button is located on the right side control panel. When pressed, both nodes
will power on or off.
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Cooling System
The SC937 chassis has six fans: three at the front and another three at the rear
(consisting of two sets of three 4-cm counter-rotating fans). This counter-rotating
action works to dampen vibration levels while generating exceptional airflow. Two
additonal pairs of counter-rotating fans are included at the rear of each of the two
nodes/serverboards.
Another set of back-to-back fans are also located on each serverboard in front of
the CPU2 socket. Each power supply module also includes a cooling fan.
Figure 1-1. Intel I5520 + OH-36D/ICH10 Chipset:
System Block Diagram
Note: This is a general block diagram. Please see Chapter 5 for details.
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Contacting Supermicro
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Email:
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Fax:
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Web Site:
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Technical Support:
Email:
support@supermicro.com.tw
Tel:
886-2-8228-1366, ext.132 or 139
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SBB: Storage Bridge Bay
The 6036ST-6LR Super SBB was designed to function as a fully redundant, faulttolerant "cluster-in-a-box" system. The standard support for 16 3.5" hot-swap HDDs
(SAS1, SAS2 or Enterprise SATA) may be expanded to support an additional 16
HDDs with the optional SBB JBOD SYS-937R-E2JB configuration.
The Super SBB provides hot-swappable canisters for all active components. Each
of the two serverboard canisters support dual-processors, 6 DIMM slots, 3 PCI-E
Gen2 slots and 6 Gbps SAS (SAS2). With dual 10GbE connections between the
serverboards via the midplane, if one serverboard fails, the other serverboard is
able to take over control and access the HDDs to keep the system up and running
(both controllers can also work in active mode). Storage software used to enable
this feature is available from several Supermicro partners.
Equipped with 1200W (Gold Level) high-efficiency redundant power supplies and
redundant cooling fans, the 6026ST-6LR is a high-available, high-reliability storage
system at a competitive price.
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Chapter 2
Server Installation
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Overview
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get your SuperServer 6036ST-6LR
up and running. Following these steps in the order given should enable you to have
the system operational within a minimum amount of time. This quick setup assumes
that your system has come to you with the processors and memory preinstalled. If
your system is not already fully integrated with a serverboard, processors, system
memory etc., please turn to the chapter or section noted in each step for details on
installing specific components.
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Unpacking the System
You should inspect the box the SuperServer 6036ST-6LR 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 6036ST6LR. 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 6036ST-6LR 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.
Choosing a Setup Location
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Leave enough clearance in front of the rack to enable you to open the front door
completely (~25 inches) and approximately 30 inches of clearance in the back
of the rack to allow for sufficient airflow and ease in servicing.
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This product is for installation only in a Restricted Access Location (dedicated
equipment rooms, service closets and the like).
•
This product is not suitable for use with visual display work place devices
acccording to §2 of the the German Ordinance for Work with Visual Display
Units.
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Warnings and Precautions!
!
Rack Precautions
•
•
Ensure that the leveling jacks on the bottom of the rack are fully extended to
the floor with the full weight of the rack resting on them.
In single rack installation, stabilizers should be attached to the rack. In multiple
rack installations, the racks should be coupled together.
•
Always make sure the rack is stable before extending a component from the
rack.
•
You should extend only one component at a time - extending two or more simultaneously may cause the rack to become unstable.
Server Precautions
•
Review the electrical and general safety precautions in Chapter 4.
•
Determine the placement of each component in the rack before you install the
rails.
•
Install the heaviest server components on the bottom of the rack first, and then
work up.
•
Use a regulating uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect the server from
power surges, voltage spikes and to keep your system operating in case of a
power failure.
•
Allow any hot plug drives and power supply modules to cool before touching
them.
•
Always keep the rack's front door and all panels and components on the servers
closed when not servicing to maintain proper cooling.
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Rack Mounting Considerations
Ambient Operating Temperature
If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the ambient operating temperature of the rack environment may be greater than the ambient temperature of the
room. Therefore, consideration should be given to installing the equipment in an
environment compatible with the manufacturer’s maximum rated ambient temperature (Tmra).
Reduced Airflow
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that the amount of airflow required
for safe operation is not compromised.
Mechanical Loading
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that a hazardous condition does not
arise due to uneven mechanical loading.
Circuit Overloading
Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the power
supply circuitry and the effect that any possible overloading of circuits might have
on overcurrent protection and power supply wiring. Appropriate consideration of
equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this concern.
Reliable Ground
A reliable ground must be maintained at all times. To ensure this, the rack itself
should be grounded. Particular attention should be given to power supply connections other than the direct connections to the branch circuit (i.e. the use of power
strips, etc.).
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Installing the System into a Rack
This section provides information on installing the SC937 chassis into a rack unit
with the quick-release rails provided. There are a variety of rack units on the market,
which may mean the assembly procedure will differ slightly. You should also refer to
the installation instructions that came with the rack unit you are using.
Installing the Inner Rack Rails
Installing the Inner Rails
1. Extend the inner rail toward the front of the rail assembly as far as possible,
then depress the locking tab to pull it completely out.
2. Place the inner rail on the side of the chassis aligning the hooks of the chassis with the rail extension holes.
3. Slide the extension toward the front of the chassis.
4. You may secure the chassis with screws if desired.
5. Repeat steps 1-3 for the other inner rail.
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Figure 2-1. Installing the Inner Rack Rails
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Installing the Outer Rack Rails
Outer rails attach to the server rack and hold the server in place. The outer rails for
the SC937 chassis extend between 30 inches and 33 inches.
Installing the Outer Rails
1. Attach the right outer rail to the rack by inserting the hooks included on the
rails into the holes provided on the rack.
2. If desired, screw the rails to the chassis for added support.
3. Repeat these steps for the left outer rail.
Figure 2-2. Outer Rack Rails
Figure 2-3. Outer Rack Rail Install
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Figure 2-3. Installing the Chassis into the Rack
Installing the Chassis into a Rack
Installing into a Rack
1. Confirm that the inner and outer rails are properly installed.
2. Line up the inner (chassis) rails with the front of the outer (rack) rails.
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" into position.
4. (Optional) Insert and tighten the thumbscrews that hold the front of the server
to the rack.
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Checking the Serverboard Setup
After you install the 6036ST-6LR in the rack, you will need to open the unit to
make sure the serverboard is properly installed and all the connections have been
made.
Accessing the Inside of the System (Figure 2-4)
1. Remove the two screws that secure the top cover of the chassis.
2. Slide the cover toward the rear of the chassis and lift the cover off the unit.
Checking the Components and Setup
1. You may have one or two processors already installed into the serverboard.
Each processor needs its own heat sink. See Chapter 5 for instructions on
processor and heat sink installation.
2. Your 6036ST-6LR server system may have come with system memory already installed. Make sure all DIMMs are fully seated in their slots. For details
on adding system memory, refer to Chapter 5.
3. If desired, you can install PCI expansion cards to the system. See Chapter 5
for details on installing PCI expansion cards.
4. Make sure all power and data cables are properly connected and not blocking
the chassis airflow. Also make sure that no cables are positioned in front of
the fans. See Chapter 5 for details on cable connections.
!
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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Figure 2-4. Accessing the Inside of the System
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Checking the Drive Bay Setup
Next, you should check to make sure the peripheral drives and the SAS/SATA drives
have been properly installed and all connections have been made.
Checking the Drives
1. The hard drives can be installed and removed from the front of the chassis
without removing the top chassis cover.
2. Depending upon your system's configuration, your system may have one or
more drives already installed. If you need to install hard drives, please refer to
Chapter 6.
Checking the Airflow
1. Airflow is provided by 4-cm counter-rotating fans. The system component
layout was carefully designed to direct sufficient cooling airflow to the components that generate the most heat. See Chapter 6 for details.
2. 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.
Providing Power
1. Plug the power cord(s) from the power supply unit(s) 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).
2. Depress the power on button on the front of the chassis.
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System Interface
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Overview
There are several LEDs on two control panels 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. A main power button is also located on
the right side (only) control panel.
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Control Panel Button
Power
The single button located on the right control panel is the power on/off button.
Depressing this button will either power both nodes on or off.Turning off system
power with this button removes the main power but keeps standby power supplied
to the system.
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Control Panel LEDs
The two control panels located on the front of the chassis have several LEDs. With
the exception of the power fail LED, these LEDs provide you with critical information
related to the node on the same side of the chassis. This section explains what each
LED indicates when illuminated and any corrective action you may need to take.
Power Fail
Indicates a power supply module has failed. The second power supply module will
take the load and keep the system running but the failed module will need to be
replaced. Refer to Chapter 6 for details on replacing the power supply. This LED
should be off when the system is operating normally.
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Overheat/Fan Fail:
When this LED flashes, it indicates a fan failure. When on continuously it indicates
an overheat condition, which may be caused by cables obstructing the airflow in
the system or the ambient room temperature being too warm. Check the routing of
the cables and make sure all fans are present and operating normally. You should
also check to make sure that the chassis covers are installed. Finally, verify that
the heatsinks are installed properly (see Chapter 5). This LED will remain flashing
or on as long as the indicated condition exists.
1
NIC1
Indicates network activity on the LAN1 port when flashing.
2
NIC2
Indicates network activity on the LAN2 port when flashing.
Heartbeat
On the SuperServer 6036ST-6LR, this is a serverboard heartbeat LED and indicates
that power is being supplied to the serverboard.
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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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Drive Carrier LEDs
Each drive carrier has two LEDs:
•
Green: When illuminated, the green LED on the drive carrier indicates the drive
is powered on. If this LED is not lit, it means no power is being provided for the
drive. Please refer to Chapter 6 for instructions on replacing failed drives.
•
Red: A steady red LED indicates a drive failure. If one of the drives fails, you
should be notified by your system management software. Please refer to Chapter
6 for instructions on replacing failed drives. If this LED flashes ~ once per second
(1 Hz) it indicates RAID rebuilding activity.
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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 6036ST-6LR from damage:
•
Be aware of the locations of the power on/off switch on the chassis as well
as the room's emergency power-off switch, disconnection switch or electrical
outlet. If an electrical accident occurs, you can then quickly remove power from
the system.
•
•
•
Do not work alone when working with high voltage components.
Power should always be disconnected from the system when removing or installing main system components, such as the serverboard, memory modules and
floppy drive. When disconnecting power, you should first power down the system with the operating system. The unit has more than one power supply cord.
Disconnect both power supply cords before servicing to avoid electrical shock.
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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This product may be connected to an IT power system. In all cases, make sure
that the unit is also reliably connected to Earth (ground).
•
Serverboard Battery: CAUTION - There is a danger of explosion if the onboard
battery is installed upside down, which will reverse its polarites (see Figure 4-1).
This battery must be replaced only with the same or an equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer (CR2032). Dispose of used batteries according to
the manufacturer's instructions.
•
DVD-ROM Laser: CAUTION - this server may have come equipped with a
DVD-ROM drive. To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam and hazardous
radiation exposure, do not open the enclosure or use the unit in any unconventional way.
•
Mainboard replaceable soldered-in fuses: Self-resetting PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) fuses on the mainboard must be replaced by trained service
technicians only. The new fuse must be the same or equivalent as the one
replaced. Contact technical support for details and support.
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General Safety Precautions
!
Follow these rules to ensure general safety:
•
•
•
Keep the area around the 6036ST-6LR clean and free of clutter.
The 6036ST-6LR weighs approximately 75 lbs (34 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.
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•
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 serverboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not
in use.
•
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the serverboard.
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Operating Precautions
!
Care must be taken to assure that the chassis cover is in place when the 6036ST6LR is operating to assure proper cooling. Out of warranty damage to the system
can occur if this practice is not strictly followed.
Figure 4-1. Installing the Onboard Battery
LITHIUM BATTERY
BATTERY HOLDER
!
Please handle used batteries carefully. Do not damage the battery in any way; a
damaged battery may release hazardous materials into the environment. Do not
discard a used battery in the garbage or a public landfill. Please comply with the
regulations set up by your local hazardous waste management agency to dispose
of your used battery properly.
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Chapter 5
Advanced Serverboard Setup
This chapter provides detailed information on the X8DTS-F serverboard. All
serverboard jumpers and connections are described. A layout and quick reference
chart are also included in this chapter for your reference. Remember to completely
close the chassis when you have finished working with the serverboard to better
cool and protect the system.
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Handling the Serverboard
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent damage to any printed circuit boards (PCBs), it is important to handle them very carefully
(see previous chapter). To prevent the serverboard from bending, keep one hand
under the center of the board to support it when handling. The following measures
are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from electric static discharge.
Precautions
•
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent Electrostatic Discharge
(ESD).
Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic
bag.
•
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules or gold contacts.
•
•
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
Put the serverboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic
bags when not in use.
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the serverboard.
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Unpacking
The serverboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid electrical static discharge. When unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static
protected.
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Cable and Device Connectiions
All data and power connections between the serverboard to the system (including
the power supplies and the hard drives) are provided through the midplane. Most of
these connections are made automatically when the system is assembled. "Right"
and "left" refer to the side of the chassis as viewed from the front of the system.
Also refer to Chapter 6 Section 5 for an image of the midplane with the connections listed below.
Power Connections
Power is routed from the power supplies to the power distribution board which in
turn connects to the midplane. When the serverboards are seated in their bays they
plug into the midplane to receive power.
Fan Cabling
On each side of the midplane are three 4-pin fan headers. These are cabled to the
fans that reside in the fan assemblies located above each node/serverboard. The
fans on the serverboards themselves (one each) connect to the "Fan1" header on
the serverboard.
Control Panels
A ribbon cable connects each control panel to the midplane. The right and left side
control panels connect to JP1 and JP2 on the midplane, respectively.
SSB Connections
Along one end of each serverboard are several square SSB (Simulation Service
Bus) headers. These headers provide logic, data and power to the serverboards.
The connections to these headers are made automatically when the serverboard
is fully seated in its bay within the chassis.
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Installing the Processor and Heatsink
When handling the processor package, avoid placing direct pressure on
!
the label area of the fan.
Notes:
•
Always connect the power cord last and always remove it before adding, removing or changing any hardware components. Make sure that you install the
processor into the CPU socket before you install the CPU heatsink.
•
If you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you use an Intel-certified multidirectional heatsink only.
•
Make sure to install the serverboard into the chassis before you install the CPU
heatsinks.
•
When receiving a serverboard without a processor pre-installed, make sure that
the plastic CPU socket cap is in place and none of the socket pins are bent;
otherwise, contact your retailer immediately.
•
Refer to the Supermicro web site for updates on CPU support.
Installing an LGA1366 Processor
1. Press the socket clip to release
the load plate, which covers the
CPU socket, from its locked position.
2. Gently lift the socket clip to open
the load plate.
Socket Clip
Load Plate
3. Hold the plastic cap at its north
and south center edges to remove
it from the CPU socket.
Plastic Cap
Note: The photos on this page and
succeeding pages are for illustration
purposes only. They do not necessarily
reflect the exact product(s) described
in this manual.
Holding the north & south edges
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CPU
1. After removing the plastic cap, use
your thumb and the index finger
to hold the CPU at the north and
south center edges.
2. Align the CPU key (the semi-circle
cutout) with the socket key (the
notch below the gold color dot on
the side of the socket).
CPU Socket
3. Once the CPU and the socket are
aligned, carefully lower the CPU
straight down into the socket.
Do not rub the CPU against the
surface of the socket or its pins to
avoid damaging the CPU or the
socket.
CPU
Align CPU keys with socket keys.
4. With the CPU in the socket, inspect the four corners of the CPU
to make sure that it sits level and
is properly installed.
5. Once the CPU is securely seated
in the socket, lower the CPU load
plate to the socket.
6. Use your thumb to gently push the
socket clip down to the clip lock.
Important! Please save the plastic
cap. The serverboard must be shipped
with the plastic cap properly installed to
protect the CPU socket pins. Shipment
without the plastic cap properly installed
may cause damage to the socket pins.
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Installing the Heatsink
1. Place the heatsink on top of the
CPU so that the four mounting
holes are aligned with those on the
retention mechanism.
2. Screw in two diagonal screws (i.e.
the #1 and the #2 screws) until
just snug (do not over-tighten the
screws, which may damage the
CPU.)
3. Finish the installation by fully tightening all four screws.
Removing the Heatsink
!
Warning: We do not recommend removing the CPU or the heatsink. If
you do need to remove the heatsink, please follow the instructions below
to prevent damage to the CPU or other components.
1. Power down the node and unplug the AC power cord.
2. Unscrew and remove the heatsink screws in the sequence shown in the illustration above.
3. Hold the heatsink and gently wiggle it to loosen it from the CPU. (Do not use
excessive force when doing this!)
4. Once the heatsink is loosened, remove it from the CPU.
5. Clean the surface of the CPU and the heatsink to get rid of the old thermal
grease. Reapply the proper amount of thermal grease before you re-install
the heatsink.
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Installing Memory
CAUTION! Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM
!
modules to prevent any possible damage.
Memory Support
The X8DTS-F supports up to 48 GB of ECC registered DDR3-1333/1066/800 or up
to 24 GB of ECC/non-ECC unbuffered DDR3-1333/1066/800 SDRAM in six DIMM
slots. Use memory modules of the same type and speed. See the following tables
for memory installation.
DIMM Installation
Installing Memory Modules
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots starting with
DIMM #P1-DIMM1A. For optimal memory performance, please install a pair
(or pairs) of memory modules of the same type and speed (see the Memory
Installation Table below).
2. Insert each DIMM module vertically into its slot. Pay attention to the notch
along the bottom of the module to avoid installing incorrectly (see Figure 5-3).
3. Gently press down on the DIMM module until it snaps into place in the slot.
Repeat for all modules.
Figure 5-3. DIMM Installation
Notch
Notch
To Install: Insert module
vertically and press
down until it snaps into
place. Pay attention to
the alignment notch at
the bottom.
To Remove:
Use your thumbs to
gently push the release
tabs near both ends of
the module. This should
release it from the slot.
Front View
Note: Notch should align
with the receptive key
point on the slot.
Release Tab
Top View of DDR3 Slot
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DIMM Module Population Configuration
Follow the tables below when installing memory.
Memory Population for Optimal Performance
With One CPU (CPU1) Installed
3 DIMMs
Branch 0
Branch 1
Branch 2
P1 DIMM1A
P1 DIMM2A
P1 DIMM3A
Memory Population for Optimal Performance
With One CPU (CPU2) Installed
3 DIMMs
Branch 0
Branch 1
Branch 2
P2 DIMM1A
P2 DIMM2A
P2 DIMM3A
Registered DIMM (RDIMM) Population Table
DIMM
Slots per
Channel
DIMMs
Populated
per Channel
DIMM Type
(Reg.= Registered)
Speeds (in MHz)
Ranks per DIMM
(SR=Single Rank,
DR=Dual Rank,
QR=Quad Rank)
1
1
Reg. DDR3 ECC
800,1066,1333
SR or DR
1
1
Reg. DDR3 ECC
800,1066
QR
Unbuffered DIMM (UDIMM) Population Table
DIMM
Slots per
Channel
DIMMs
Populated
per Channel
DIMM Type
(Unb.= Unbuffered)
Speeds (in MHz)
Ranks per DIMM
(SR=Single Rank,
DR=Dual Rank,
QR=Quad Rank)
1
1
Unb. DDR3 ECC/
Non-ECC
800,1066, 1333
SR or DR
Notes: Memory speed support depends on the type of CPU used.
Due to OS limitations, some operating systems may not show more than 4 GB of
memory.
Due to memory allocation to system devices, the amount of memory that remains
available for operational use will be reduced when 4 GB of RAM is used. The
reduction in memory availability is disproportional. See the chart below.
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Possible System Memory Allocation & Availability
System Device
Size
Physical Memory
Remaining (-Available)
(4 GB Total System Memory)
Firmware Hub flash memory (System BIOS)
1 MB
3.99 GB
Local APIC
4 KB
3.99 GB
Area Reserved for the chipset
2 MB
3.99 GB
I/O APIC (4 Kbytes)
4 KB
3.99 GB
PCI Enumeration Area 1
256 MB
3.76 GB
PCI Express (256 MB)
256 MB
3.51 GB
PCI Enumeration Area 2 (if needed) -Aligned on
256-MB boundary-
512 MB
3.01 GB
VGA Memory
16 MB
2.85 GB
TSEG
1 MB
2.84 GB
Memory available for the OS & other applications
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2.84 GB
Installing PCI Add-On Cards
Each node in the 6036ST-6LR can accommodate up to three PCI add-on cards.
This may include one PCI-E x8 and two PCI-E x4 cards.
Installing an Add-on Card (Figure 5-4)
1. Begin by removing the node you wish to populate with add-on cards.
2. Locate the riser card and fully seat the cards into the slots in the riser, pushing down with your thumbs evenly on both sides of the card.
3. If standard size cards are used, only passive heatsinks may be used for the
processors as the card size will interfere with active type heatsinks.
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Figure 5-4. Installing Add-on Cards
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Serverboard Details
Figure 5-5. X8DTS-F Layout
(not drawn to scale)
KVM
External
SAS
LE4
LAN1/
LAN2
LED7
JPL1
FAN3
Intel 82576
LAN CTRL
BMC
Controller
Slot1: PCI-E 2.0 x16
JPG1
WPCM450R
FAN2
JLPC80
BIOS
CPU1
Intel ICH10
P1-DIMM3A
JBT1
P1-DIMM2A
P1-DIMM1A
(South Bridge)
X8DTS
USB3
Intel 5520
JWF1
IOH-36D
I-SATA0
Battery
LED3
LED4
EXPDBG1
EXPDBG2
JWD
JTG1
CPU2
P2-DIMM1A
P2-DIMM2A
P2-DIMM3A
Intel 82599
LAN Controller
Expander
FAN1
LE1
M13
SAS2 Controller Card
Super I/O
W83627
SAS
LED10
LED11
M8
M7
Buzzer
M6
M4
M3
M2
M1
Note: jumpers not indicated are for test purposes only and should not have their
settings changed.
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X8DTS-F Quick Reference
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
JBT1
CMOS Clear
(See Section 5-8)
JPG1
VGA Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPL1
1 Gb LAN1/2 Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JTG1
10 Gb LAN1/LAN2 En/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JWD
Watch Dog
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
Connector
Description
FAN 1-3
System/CPU Fan Headers
JWF1
Power Connection for DOM (Disk On Module) Devices
KVM
USB, COM and VGA (for KVM over LAN)
LAN1/2
Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) Ports
M1~M4, M6~M8, M13
SBB 2.0 Modules
External SAS
External SAS Port
USB3
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port 3
LED
Description
LE1
Onboard Standby Power Warning LED
LE4
System Heartbeat LED
LED3
10 Gb LAN1 Activity/Link LED
LED4
10 Gb LAN2 Activity/Link LED
LED7
BMC Heartbeat LED
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Connector Definitions
KVM Port (USB/VGA/Serial Port)
The KVM port, located next to the
External SAS port on the I/O backplane, provides USB, VGA and Serial
connections. These connections can
be used for remote console via BMC
IPMI. See the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Fan Headers
The X8DTS-F has three fan headers
(Fan1 - Fan3). These 4-pin fans headers are backward compatible with
traditional 3-pin fans (which do not
support fan speed control). Fan speed
is controlled by Thermal Management via Hardware Monitoring in the
Advanced Setting in the BIOS. (The
default setting is Disabled.) See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
+12V
3
Tachometer
4
PWR Modulation
Front Panel USB3
Pin Definitions
USB (Universal Serial Bus)
A Type A USB port (USB3) is provided
on the serverboard. Connect a USB
cable here for USB conectivity. (USB
cables are not included.) See the table
on the right for pin definitions.
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Pin#
Definition
1
+5V
2
USB_PN1
3
USB_PP1
4
Ground
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SATA Port
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
TX_P
to provide serial-link signal transmis-
3
TX_N
sion. See the table on the right for
4
Ground
pin definitions.
5
RX_N
6
RX_P
7
Ground
Onboard SATA Port
An onboard SATA port is located next
to the USB3 port on the serverboard
DOM Power Connector
A power connector for DOM (Disk On
Module) devices is located at JWF1.
Connect the appropriate cable here
to provide power support for your
DOM device.
Ethernet Ports
Two 1Gb Ethernet ports (LAN1 and
LAN2) are located near the KVM port
on the I/O backplane. These ports
accept RJ45 type cables.
Two 10 Gb Ethernet ports are also
provided on the serverboard for internal communications and fail-over
functions between the two nodes.
Please refer to the following section
for LAN LED information.
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DOM Power
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V
2
Ground
3
Ground
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Jumper Settings
Explanation of Jumpers
To modify the operation of the
serverboard, jumpers can be used
to choose between optional settings.
3
2
1
3
2
1
Connector
Pins
Jumpers create shorts between two
pins to change the function of the connector. Pin 1 is identified with a square
Jumper
solder pad on the printed circuit board.
See the serverboard layout pages for
jumper locations.
Setting
Note: On a two-pin jumper, "Closed"
means the jumper is on both pins and
"Open" means the jumper is either on
only one pin or completely removed.
CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS (which will also clear any passwords). Instead of pins,
this jumper consists of contact pads to prevent accidentally clearing the contents
of CMOS.
To clear CMOS,
1. First power down the system and unplug the power cord(s).
2. With the power disconnected, short the CMOS pads with a metal object such
as a small screwdriver.
3. Remove the screwdriver (or shorting device).
4. Reconnect the power cord(s) and power on the system.
Note: Do not use the PW_ON connector to clear CMOS.
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VGA Enable/Disable
JPG1 allows you to enable or disable
the VGA port. The default position is on
VGA Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
pins 1 and 2 to enable VGA. See the
Pins 1-2
Enabled
table on the right for jumper settings.
Pins 2-3
Disabled
10G-bit LAN Enable/Disable
JTG1 enables or disables the internal
10G-bit Ethernet on the serverboard.
See the table on the right for jumper
settings.
10G-bit LAN Enable
Jumper Settings
Pin#
Definition
1-2
Enabled (default)
2-3
Disabled
LAN1/2 Enable/Disable
Change the setting of jumper JPL1 to
enable or disable the LAN1 and LAN2
Ethernets ports. See the table on the
right for jumper settings. The default
setting is enabled.
LAN1/2 Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPL1)
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
Watch Dog Enable/Disable
Jumper JWD controls the Watch Dog
function. Watch Dog is a system monitor that can reboot the system when a
software application hangs. Jumping
pins 1-2 will cause WD to reset the system if an application hangs. Jumping
pins 2-3 will generate a non-maskable
interrupt signal for the application that
hangs. See the table on the right for
jumper settings. Watch Dog must also
be enabled in BIOS.
Note: When enabled, the user needs
to write their own application software
in order to disable the Watch Dog
Timer.
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Watch Dog
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Reset
Pins 2-3
NMI
Open
Disabled
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Onboard Indicators
LAN LEDs
The Ethernet ports (located on the I/O
backplane) have two LEDs. On each
LAN1/2 LED
(Connection Speed Indicator)
port: the green LED flashes to indicate
LED Color
Definition
activity while the other LED may be
Off
No Connection or 10 Mb/s
green, amber or off to indicate the
speed of the connection. See the table
Green
100 Mb/s
Amber
1 Gb/s
on the right for the functions associated with the connection speed LED.
Onboard Power LED (LE1)
Onboard PWR LED
An Onboard Power LED is located at
LE1. When on, this LED indicates the
system power is on. Be sure to unplug
the power cable before removing or
adding any components. See the table
on the right for more details.
LED State
Definition
Off
System Off (PWR cable
not connected)
Green
System On
Green:
Flashing
Quickly
ACPI S1 State
System Heartbeat LED
A System Heartbeat LED is located
at LE4. When on, this LED indicates
the system is functioning normally.
See the table at right for more information.
System Heatbeat LED
LED State
Definition
On
System Functions
Normally
Off
System abnormal
10 Gb LAN1 LED
10 Gb LAN1 LED
LED3 is for the (internal) 10 Gb LAN1.
When this LED is on, LAN1 is active
and functioning normally. See the
table at right for more information.
LED State Definition
On
Active & functioning
normally.
Off
Off (Inactive)
10 Gb LAN2 LED
10 Gb LAN2 LED
LED4 is for the (internal) 10 Gb LAN2.
When this LED is on, LAN2 is active
and functioning normally. See the
table at right for more information.
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LED State Definition
On
Active & functioning
normally.
Off
Off (Inactive)
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BMC Heartbeat LED
A BMC Heartbeat LED is located at
LED7. When this LED is on, the BMC
is functioning normally. See the table
at right for more information.
BMC Heatbeat LED
Indicator Settings
LED Color
Definition
On
System Functions
Normally
Off
System abnormal
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After the hardware has been installed, you should first install the operating system
and then the drivers. The necessary drivers are all included on the Supermicro CDs
that came packaged with your motherboard.
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
Note: Click the icons showing a hand writing on paper to view the readme files
for each item. Click the computer icons to the right of these items to install each
item (from top to the bottom) one at a time. After installing each item, you must
re-boot the system before moving on to the next item on the list. The bottom
icon with a CD on it allows you to view the entire contents of the CD.
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SuperDoctor III
The SuperDoctor III program is a web-based management tool that supports remote
management capability. It includes Remote and Local Management tools. The local
management is called SD III Client. The SuperDoctor III program included on the
CD-ROM that came with your motherboard allows you to monitor the environment
and operations of your system. SuperoDoctor III displays crucial system information
such as CPU temperature, system voltages and fan status. See the Figure below
for a display of the SuperoDoctor III interface.
Note: The default User Name and Password for SuperDoctor III is ADMIN / ADMIN.
Note: When SuperDoctor III is first installed, it adopts the temperature threshold
settings that have been set in BIOS. Any subsequent changes to these thresholds
must be made within Super Doctor, as the Super Doctor settings override the BIOS
settings. To set the BIOS temperature threshold settings again, you would first need
to uninstall SuperDoctor III.
SuperDoctor III Interface Display Screen (Health Information)
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SuperDoctor III Interface Display Screen (Remote Control)
Note: SuperDoctor III Software Revision 1.0 can be downloaded from our Web
Site at: ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/utility/Supero_Doctor_III/. You can also download
the SDIII User's Guide at: <http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/Manuals/SDIII/
UserGuide.pdf>. For Linux, we will recommend using Supero Doctor II.
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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 SC937 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
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent
damage to any printed circuit boards (PCBs), it is important to handle them very
carefully. The following measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment
from ESD damage.
Precautions
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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.
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When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
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Put the serverboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic
bags when not in use.
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For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the serverboard.
Unpacking
The serverboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage. When
unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
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Figure 6-1. Front and Rear Chassis Views
Control Panel
Control Panel
Removeable Drives (16)
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1
2
2
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6
5
3
5
4
3
4
Rear Chassis Features
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1. Power Supply
4. KVM Connection
2. Fan Assembly
5. SAS Port
3. LAN Ports (1 Gb)
6. Add-on Card Slots
Control Panel
The control panels are connected to the serverboards through the midplane. The
LEDs on the control panels are associated with the node on the same side of the
chassis. Note that only the right-side control panel includes a power button. Depressing this button will turn both nodes on or off.
See Chapter 3 for details on the LEDs and the control panel buttons.
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System Fans
System cooling is provided by three sets of counter-rotating fans on each
serverboard as well as an assembly that holds three fans near the front of the node.
Each fan assembly (one for each node) consists of three sets of counter-rotating
fans. The counter-rotating action helps dampen vibration levels while generating
exceptional airflow.
It is very important that the chassis cover is properly installed and making a good
seal for the cooling air to circulate properly through the chassis and cool the components.
System Fan Failure
Fan speed is controlled by system temperature via a BIOS setting. If a fan fails,
the remaining fans will ramp up to full speed and the overheat/fan fail LED on the
control panel (of the same side as the failed fan) will turn on. The counter-rotating
fans may also be visually inspected for failure. Replace any failed fan at your earliest convenience with the same type and model (the system can continue to run
with a failed fan). Remove the top chassis cover while the system is still running to
determine which of the fans has failed.
Replacing System Fans
Replace the failed fan with an identical 4-cm, 12-volt counter-rotating fan (p/n FAN0088L4, available from Supermicro). See Figures 6-2 and 6-3.
Replacing Fans
1. Shutdown the node with the failed fan(s) and remove the AC power cord.
2. On the node with the failed fan, push the release bar down to unlock the
serverboard tray.
3. Use the bar to pull the node/serverboard from the chassis.
4. Remove the failed fan from the assembly and replace it with an identical
replacement. You may need to remove the assembly to replace the lower fan.
5. Slide the serverboard tray back into the chassis. When seated, lift the release
bar to lock it into place.
6. Reconnect the AC power cord and power up the node.
7. Inspect the replaced fan to verify it is working.
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Figure 6-2. Replacing a Serverboard Fan
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Figure 6-3. Exploded View of Fan Assembly
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Drive Bay Installation/Removal
Accessing the Drive Bays
SAS/SATA Drives: You do not need to access the inside of the chassis or remove
power to replace or swap SAS/SATA drives. Proceed to the next step for instructions. You must use standard 1" high, SAS drives in the system.
Note: Special add-on cards installed in the drive carriers provide support for SATA
drives. Each carrier must have one AOC-LSISS9252 card installed to support a
SATA drive.
Note: Refer to the following ftp site for setup guidelines: <ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/
driver/SAS/LSI/LSI_SAS_EmbMRAID_SWUG.pdf> and Supermicro's web site for
additional inmformation < http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/>.
Hard Drive Midplane
The hard drives plug into a midplane that provides power, drive ID and bus termination. A RAID controller can be used with the midplane to provide data security.
The operating system you use must have RAID support to enable the hot-swap
capability of the hard drives. The midplane is already preconfigured, so no jumper
or switch configurations are required.
SAS 2.0 Controller
The SAS 2.0 controller (LSI 2008) is located on a mezzanine card (AOM-SAS2-L8)
that plugs into the "SAS 2 Controller Card" slot (see serverboard layout diagram
for location).
SAS/SATA Drive Installation
These drives are mounted in drive carriers to simplify their installation and removal
from the chassis. The carriers also help promote proper airflow for the drives. For
this reason, even empty carriers without hard drives installed must remain in the
chassis.
Removing a HDD Carrier from the Chassis (Figure 6-4)
1. Press the release button on the drive tray. This extends the drive tray handle.
2. Use the handle to pull the drive out of the chassis.
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Figure 6-4. Removing a HDD Carrier from the Chassis
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Release Button
!
Enterprise level hard disk drives are recommended for use in Supermicro
chassis and servers. For information on recommended HDDs, visit the
Supermicro Web site at http://www.supermicro.com/products/nfo/files/
storage/SAS-1-CompList-110909.pdf
!
Use caution when working around the midplane. Do not touch the midplane
with any metal objects and make sure no cables touch the midplane or
obstruct the holes, which aid in proper airflow.
!
Important: Regardless of how many hard drives are installed, all drive carriers must remain in the drive bays to maintain proper airflow.
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Installing a SAS/SATA Hard Drive (Figures 6-5 and 6-6)
1. Remove the screws securing the dummy drive to the drive carrier.
2. Remove the dummy drive. Place the carrier on a flat surface.
3. SATA drives only: install an AOC-LSISS9252 interposer add-on card into the
carrier.
4. Slide the hard drive into the carrier with the printed circuit board side down.
5. Carefully align the mounting holes in both the drive tray and the hard drive.
6. Secure the hard drive to the tray using the screws provided.
7. Insert the drive carrier into the chassis. Make sure to close the carrier handle
to lock the carrier into place.
Figure 6-5. Removing the Dummy Drive from the Carrier
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Dummy Drive
Drive Carrier
1
Figure 6-6. Installing a Drive to a Carrier
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Midplane
The midplane supplies power and logic to the hard drives as well as other parts of
the system. See Figure 6-7 below for a list of connections to the midplane.
Figure 6-7. Midplane Connections
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1
2
1
3
3
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7
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6
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7
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Item
Description
Connects To
1.
Power Connections
Power Distribution Board
2.
Fan Headers (3 each)
Fan Assemblies (1 for each node)
3.
Control Panel Connections
Control Panel
4.
Overheat LED (for right-side node)
N/A
5.
Overheat LED (for left-side node)
N/A
6.
Node Present/Absent Sensor
Node/Serverboard
7.
SBB (Storage Bridge Bay) Connections
Node/Serverboard
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Power Supply
The SuperServer 6036ST-6LR has a 1200 watt redundant power supply consisting
of two separate power modules. Each power supply module has an auto-switching
capability, which enables it to automatically sense and operate at a 100V - 240V
input voltage.
When fully inserted into the chassis, the power supplies connect automatically to a
power distribution board (PDB). The PDB in turn connects to the midplane via two
black power connectors as shown in Figure 6-7.
Power Supply Failure
If either of the two power supply modules fail, the other module will take the full
load and allow the system to continue operation without interruption. The PWR Fail
LED will illuminate and remain on until the failed unit has been replaced. Replacement units can be ordered directly from Supermicro. The power supply units have
a hot-swap capability, meaning you can replace the failed unit without powering
down the system.
Replacing the Power Supply
You do not need to shut down the system to replace a power supply unit. The
backup power supply module will keep the system up and running while you replace
the failed hot-swap unit. Replace with the same model (see part number in the Appendix), which can be ordered directly from Supermicro.
Replacing the Power Supply
1. The SC937 chassis includes a redundant power supply (at least two power
modules), you can leave the server running if you remove only one power
supply at a time.
2. Unplug the power supply that you will replace.
3. Push the release tab (on the back of the power supply) as illustrated.
4. Pull the power supply out using the handle provided.
5. Replace the failed power module with the same model.
6. Push the new power supply module into the power bay until you hear a click.
7. Plug the AC power cord back into the module and power up the server.
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Chapter 7
BIOS
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Introduction
This chapter describes the AMI BIOS Setup Utility for the X8DTS-F. The AMI ROM
BIOS is stored in a Flash EEPROM and can be easily updated. This chapter describes the basic navigation of the AMI BIOS Setup Utility setup screens.
Starting the BIOS Setup Utility
To enter the AMI BIOS Setup Utility screens, press the <Delete> key while the
system is booting up.
Note: In most cases, the <Delete> key is used to invoke the AMI BIOS
setup screen. There are a few cases when other keys are used, such as
<F1>, <F2>, etc.
Each main BIOS menu option is described in this manual. The Main BIOS setup
menu screen has two main frames. The left frame displays all the options that can
be configured. Grayed-out options cannot be configured. Options in blue can be
configured by the user. The right frame displays the key legend. Above the key
legend is an area reserved for a text message. When an option is selected in the
left frame, it is highlighted in white. Often a text message will accompany it. (Note:
the AMI BIOS has default text messages built in. Supermicro retains the option to
include, omit, or change any of these text messages.)
The AMI BIOS Setup Utility uses a key-based navigation system called "hot keys".
Most of the AMI BIOS setup utility "hot keys" can be used at any time during the
setup navigation process. These keys include <F1>, <F10>, <Enter>, <ESC>, arrow keys, etc.
Note: Options printed in Bold are default settings.
How To Change the Configuration Data
The configuration data that determines the system parameters may be changed by
entering the AMI BIOS Setup utility. This Setup utility can be accessed by pressing
<Del> at the appropriate time during system boot.
Note: For AMI BIOS Recovery, please refer to the AMI BIOS Recovery
Instructions posted on our website at http://www.supermicro.com/support/
manuals/.
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Starting the Setup Utility
Normally, the only visible Power-On Self-Test (POST) routine is the memory test.
As the memory is being tested, press the <Delete> key to enter the main menu of
the AMI BIOS Setup Utility. From the main menu, you can access the other setup
screens. An AMI BIOS identification string is displayed at the left bottom corner of
the screen below the copyright message.
Warning! Do not upgrade the BIOS unless your system has a BIOS-related
issue. Flashing the wrong BIOS can cause irreparable damage to the
system. In no event shall Supermicro be liable for direct, indirect, special,
incidental, or consequential damages arising from a BIOS update. If you
have to update the BIOS, do not shut down or reset the system while the
BIOS is updating. This is to avoid possible boot failure.
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Main Setup
When you first enter the AMI BIOS Setup Utility, you will enter the Main setup screen.
You can always return to the Main setup screen by selecting the Main tab on the
top of the screen. The Main BIOS Setup screen is shown below.
System Overview: The following BIOS information will be displayed:
System Time/System Date
Use this option to change the system time and date. Highlight System Time or System Date using the arrow keys. Key in new values through the keyboard and press
<Enter>. Press the <Tab> key to move between fields. The date must be entered in
Day MM/DD/YY format. The time is entered in HH:MM:SS format. (Note: The time
is in the 24-hour format. For example, 5:30 P.M. appears as 17:30:00.)
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BIOS Build Version: This item displays the BIOS revision used in your system.
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BIOS Build Date: This item displays the date when this BIOS was completed.
AMI BIOS Core Version: This item displays the revision number of the AMI
BIOS Core upon which your BIOS was built.
Processor
The AMI BIOS will automatically display the status of the processor used in your
system:
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CPU Type: This item displays the type of CPU used in the motherboard.
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Speed: This item displays the speed of the CPU detected by the BIOS.
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Physical Count: This item displays the number of processors installed in your
system as detected by the BIOS.
Logical Count: This item displays the number of CPU Cores installed in your
system as detected by the BIOS.
Microcode Revision: This item displays the revision number of the BIOS Microcode used in your system.
System Memory
This displays the size of memory available in the system:
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Size: This item displays the memory size detected by the BIOS.
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Advanced Setup Configurations
Use the arrow keys to select Boot Setup and press <Enter> to access the submenu
items:
XBoot Features
Quick Boot
If Enabled, this option will skip certain tests during POST to reduce the time needed
for system boot. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Quiet Boot
This option allows the bootup screen options to be modified between POST messages or the OEM logo. Select Disabled to display the POST messages. Select
Enabled to display the OEM logo instead of the normal POST messages. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
AddOn ROM Display Mode
This sets the display mode for Option ROM. The options are Force BIOS and
Keep Current.
Bootup Num-Lock
This feature selects the Power-on state for the Numlock key. The options are Off
and On.
Wait For 'F1' If Error
This forces the system to wait until the 'F1' key is pressed if an error occurs. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
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Hit 'Del' Message Display
This feature displays "Press DEL to run Setup" during POST. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Interrupt 19 Capture
Interrupt 19 is the software interrupt that handles the boot disk function. When this
item is set to Enabled, the ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will "capture" Interrupt
19 at boot and allow the drives that are attached to these host adaptors to function
as bootable disks. If this item is set to Disabled, the ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will not capture Interrupt 19, and the drives attached to these adaptors will not
function as bootable devices. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Power Configuration
Power Button Function
If this feature is set to Instant_Off, the system will power off immediately as soon
as the user presses the power button. If this feature is set to 4_Second_Override,
the system will power off when the user presses the power button for 4 seconds or
longer. The options are Instant_Off and 4_Second_Override.
Restore on AC Power Loss
Use this feature to set the power state after a power outage. Select Power-Off for
the system power to remain off after a power loss. Select Power-On for the system
power to be turned on after a power loss. Select Last State to allow the system to
resume its last state before a power loss. The options are Power-On, Power-Off
and Last State.
Watch Dog Timer
If enabled, the Watch Dog Timer will allow the system to reboot when it is inactive
for more than 5 minutes. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
XProcessor & Clock Options
This submenu allows the user to configure the Advanced Processor and Clock
settings.
CPU Ratio
This option allows the user to set the ratio between the CPU Core Clock and the
FSB Frequency. (Note: if an invalid ratio is entered, the AMI BIOS will restore the
setting to the previous state.) The default setting depends on the type of CPU
installed on the motherboard. The options are Auto and Manual.
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C1E Support
Select Enabled to enable Enhanced Halt State support. C1E significantly reduces
the CPU's power consumption by reducing the CPU's clock cycle and voltage during
a "Halt State." The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Hardware Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU)
If this feature is set to Enabled, the hardware prefetcher will prefetch streams of
data and instructions from the main memory to the L2 cache to improve CPU performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch (Available when supported by the CPU)
The CPU prefetches the cache line for 64 bytes if this option is set to Disabled. The
CPU fetches both cache lines for 128 bytes as comprised if Enabled.
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Available when supported by the CPU)
Select Enabled to use the feature of Virtualization Technology and allow one
platform to run multiple operating systems and applications in independent partitions, creating multiple "virtual" systems in one physical computer. The options are
Enabled and Disabled. Note: If there is any change to this setting, you will need
to power off and restart the system for the change to take effect. Please refer to
Intel’s web site for detailed information.
Execute-Disable Bit Capability (Available when supported by the OS and
the CPU)
Select Enabled to enable the Execute Disable Bit which will allow the processor
to designate areas in the system memory where an application code can execute
and where it cannot, thus preventing a worm or a virus from flooding illegal codes
to overwhelm the processor or damage the system during an attack. The default is
Enabled. (Refer to Intel and Microsoft Web Sites for more information.)
Simultaneous Multi-Threading (Available when supported by the CPU)
Set to Enabled to use the Simultaneous Multi-Threading Technology, which will
result in increased CPU performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Active Processor Cores
Set to Enabled to use a processor's Second Core and beyond. (Please refer to
Intel's web site for more information.) The options are All, 1 and 2.
Intel® EIST Technology
EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology) allows the system to automatically
adjust processor voltage and core frequency in an effort to reduce power consump-
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tion and heat dissipation. Please refer to Intel’s web site for detailed information.
The options are Disable (Disable GV3) and Enable (Enable GV3).
Intel® TurboMode Technology (Available when Intel® EIST Technology is
enabled)
Select Enabled to use the Turbo Mode to boost system performance. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Intel® C-STATE Tech
If enabled, C-State is set by the system automatically to either C2, C3 or C4 state.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
C-State package limit setting (Available if Intel® C-State Tech is enabled)
If set to Auto, the AMI BIOS will automatically set the limit on the C-State package
register. The options are Auto, C1, C3, C6 and C7.
C1 Auto Demotion
When enabled, the CPU will conditionally demote C3, C6 or C7 requests to C1 based
on un-core auto-demote information. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
C3 Auto Demotion
When enabled, the CPU will conditionally demote C6 or C7 requests to C3 based
on un-core auto-demote information. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Clock Spread Spectrum
Select Enable to use the feature of Clock Spectrum, which will allow the BIOS to
monitor and attempt to reduce the level of Electromagnetic Interference caused by
the components whenever needed. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
XAdvanced Chipset Control
The items included in the Advanced Settings submenu are listed below:
XCPU Bridge Configuration
QPI (Quick Path Interconnect) Links Speed
This feature selects data transfer speed for QPI Link connections. The options
are Slow-Mode, and Full Speed.
QPI Frequency (Available if the item - QPI Speed is set to Full Speed)
This feature allows the user to select the desired QPI frequency. The options
are Auto, 4.800 GT, 5.866GT, 6.400 GT.
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QPI L0s and L1
This feature allows the user to set the QPI power state to a low setting. L0s
and L1 are automatically selected by the motherboard. The options are Disabled
and Enabled.
Memory Frequency
This feature forces a DDR3 frequency slower than what the system has detected.
The available options are Auto, Force DDR-800, Force DDR-1066, Force DDR1333 and Force SPD.
Memory Mode
The options are Independent, Channel Mirror, and Lockstep.
Independent - All DIMMs are available to the operating system.
Channel Mirror - The motherboard maintains two identical copies of all data in
memory for redundancy.
Lockstep - The motherboard uses two areas of memory to run the same set of
operations in parallel.
Demand Scrubbing
Demand Scrubbing is a memory error-correction scheme that allows the processor to write corrected data back into the memory block from where it was read
by the Processor. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Patrol Scrubbing
Select Enabled to use Patrol Scrubbing, which is a memory error-correction
scheme that works in the background looking for and correcting resident errors.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Throttling - Closed Loop/Throttling - Open Loop
Throttling improves reliability and reduces power in the processor by automatic
voltage control during processor idle states. Available options are Disabled and
Enabled. If Enabled, the following items will appear:
Hysteresis Temperature (Available for Closed Loop only)
Temperature Hysteresis is the temperature lag (in degrees Celsius) after the
set DIMM temperature threshold is reached before Closed Loop Throttling
begins. The options are Disabled, 1.5oC, 3.0oC, and 6.0oC.
Guardband Temperature (Available for Closed Loop only)
This is the temperature which applies to the DIMM temperature threshold.
Each step is in 0.5oC increments. The default is [006]. Press <+> or <-> on
your keyboard to change this value.
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Inlet Temperature
This is the temperature detected at the chassis inlet. Each step is in 0.5oC
increment. The default is [070]. Press <+> or <-> on your keyboard to
change this value.
Temperature Rise
This is the temperature rise to the DIMM thermal zone. Each step is in
0.5oC increment. The default is [020]. Press <+> or <-> on your keyboard
to change this value.
Air Flow
This is the air flow speed to the DIMM modules. Each step is one mm/
sec. The default is [1500]. Press <+> or <-> on your keyboard to change
this value.
Altitude
This feature defines how many meters above or below sea level the system
is located. The options are Sea Level or Below, 1~300, 301~600, 601~900,
901~1200, 1201~1500, 1501~1800, 1801~2100, 2101~2400, 2401~2700,
2701~3000.
DIMM Pitch
This is the physical space between each DIMM module. Each step is in
1/1000 of an inch. The default is [400]. Press <+> or <-> on your keyboard
to change this value.
Serial Debug Message Level
This feature allows the user to set the level of debug messages to be displayed.
The options are None, MIN, MAX and Test.
Margin Ranks
Select Enabled to create proper memory margin for each rank based on the
status of Rx DQ, Tx DQ, Rx Vref and Tx Vref. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
XNorth Bridge Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure the settings for the Intel North Bridge.
Crystal Beach/DMA (Direct Memory Access)
This feature works with the Intel I/O AT (Acceleration Technology) to accelerate
the performance of TOE devices. (Note: A TOE device is a specialized, dedicated
processor that is installed on an add-on card or a network card to handle some
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or all packet processing of this add-on card.) When this feature is set to Enabled,
it will enhance overall system performance by providing direct memory access for
data transferring. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Crystal Beach/DCA (Direct Cache Access) (Available when Crystal Beach/
DMA is enabled)
This feature works in conjunction with the Intel I/O AT (Acceleration Technology) to
accelerate the performance of the TOE device. When this feature set to Enabled, it
will enhance overall system performance by providing direct cache access for data
transferring. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Coarse-Grained Clock Gating
Select Enabled to enable Coarse-Grained Clock Gating support, which will allow
Data to be communicated infrequently (only after larger amounts of computation) in
an effort to lower power consumption. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Intel VT-d
Select Enabled to enable Intel's Virtualization Technology support for Direct I/O VT-d
by reporting the I/O device assignments to VMM through the DMAR ACPI Tables.
This feature offers fully-protected I/O resource-sharing across the Intel platforms,
providing the user with greater reliability, security and availability in networking and
data-sharing. The settings are Enabled and Disabled.
IOH PCIE Max Payload Size
Some add-on cards perform faster with the coalesce feature, which limits the payload size to 128 MB; while others, with a payload size of 256 MB which inhibits
the coalesce feature. Please refer to your add-on card user guide for the desired
setting. The options are 256 MB and 128MB.
XSouth Bridge Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure the settings for the Intel South Bridge.
USB Functions
This feature allows the user to decide the number of onboard USB ports to be
enabled. The Options are: Disabled, and Enabled. (If this item is set to Enabled,
USB 2.0 Controller will be enabled.)
Legacy USB Support
Select Enabled to use Legacy USB devices. If this item is set to Auto, Legacy USB
support will be automatically enabled if a legacy USB device is installed on the
motherboard, and vise versa. The settings are Disabled, Enabled and Auto.
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USB 2.0 Controller
Select Enabled to activate USB 2.0 Controller. The options are Enabled and Disabled. (Note: If the item - USB Functions is enabled, USB 2.0 Controller will always
be enabled. When the item - USB Functions is set to Disabled, the user has the
option to enable or disable USB 2.0 Controller.)
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
This setting allows you to select the USB 2.0 Controller mode. The options are
Hi-Speed (480 Mbps) and Full Speed (12 Mbps).
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
Select Enabled to enable BIOS Enhanced Host Controller Interface support to
provide a workaround solution for an operating system that does not have EHCI
Hand-Off support. When enabled, the EHCI Interface will be changed from the BIOScontrolled to the OS-controlled. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
XIDE/SATA/Floppy Configuration
When this submenu is selected, the AMI BIOS automatically detects the presence
of the IDE devices and displays the following items.
SATA#1 Configuration
If Compatible is selected, it sets SATA#1 to legacy compatibility mode, while selecting Enhanced sets SATA#1 to native SATA mode. The options are Disabled,
Compatible and Enhanced.
Configure SATA#1 as
This feature allows the user to select the drive type for SATA#1. The options are
IDE, RAID and AHCI. (When the option-RAID is selected, the item-ICH RAID
Code Base will appear.)
ICH RAID Code Base (This feature is available when the option-RAID is
selected)
Select Intel to enable Intel's SATA RAID firmware to configure Intel's SATA RAID
settings. Select Adaptec to enable Adaptec's SATA RAID firmware to configure
Adaptec's SATA RAID settings. The options are Intel and Adaptec.
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Primary IDE Master
These settings allow the user to set the parameters of the IDE slots as specified.
Press <Enter> to activate the following submenu items. Set the correct configurations accordingly.
Type
Select the type of device connected to the system. The options are Not Installed,
Auto, CD/DVD and ARMD.
LBA/Large Mode
LBA (Logical Block Addressing) is a method of addressing data on a disk drive.
In the LBA mode, the maximum drive capacity is 137 GB. For drive capacities
over 137 GB, your system must be equipped with a 48-bit LBA mode addressing.
If not, contact your manufacturer or install an ATA/133 IDE controller card that
supports 48-bit LBA mode. The options are Disabled and Auto.
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
Block Mode boosts the IDE drive performance by increasing the amount of data
transferred. Only 512 bytes of data can be transferred per interrupt if Block Mode
is not used. Block Mode allows transfers of up to 64 KB per interrupt. Select
Disabled to allow data to be transferred from and to the device one sector at
a time. Select Auto to allow data transfer from and to the device occur multiple
sectors at a time if the device supports it. The options are Auto and Disabled.
PIO Mode
The IDE PIO (Programmable I/O) Mode programs timing cycles between the
IDE drive and the programmable IDE controller. As the PIO mode increases,
the cycle time decreases. The options are Auto, 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4. Select Auto
to allow the AMI BIOS to automatically detect the PIO mode. Use this value if
the IDE disk drive support cannot be determined.
Select 0 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 0. It has a data transfer rate
of 3.3 MB/s.
Select 1 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 1. It has a data transfer rate
of 5.2 MB/s.
Select 2 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 2. It has a data transfer rate
of 8.3 MB/s.
Select 3 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 3. It has a data transfer rate
of 11.1 MB/s.
Select 4 to allow the AMI BIOS to use PIO mode 4. It has a data transfer bandwidth of 32-Bits. Select Enabled to enable 32-Bit data transfer.
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DMA Mode
Select Auto to allow the BIOS to automatically detect IDE DMA mode when the
IDE disk drive support cannot be determined.
Select SWDMA0 to allow the BIOS to use Single Word DMA mode 0. It has a
data transfer rate of 2.1 MB/s.
Select SWDMA1 to allow the BIOS to use Single Word DMA mode 1. It has a
data transfer rate of 4.2 MB/s.
Select SWDMA2 to allow the BIOS to use Single Word DMA mode 2. It has a
data transfer rate of 8.3 MB/s.
Select MWDMA0 to allow the BIOS to use Multi Word DMA mode 0. It has a
data transfer rate of 4.2 MB/s.
Select MWDMA1 to allow the BIOS to use Multi Word DMA mode 1. It has a
data transfer rate of 13.3 MB/s.
Select MWDMA2 to allow the BIOS to use Multi-Word DMA mode 2. It has a
data transfer rate of 16.6 MB/s.
Select UDMA0 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 0. It has a data transfer
rate of 16.6 MB/s. It has the same transfer rate as PIO mode 4 and Multi Word
DMA mode 2.
Select UDMA1 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 1. It has a data transfer
rate of 25 MB/s.
Select UDMA2 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 2. It has a data transfer
rate of 33.3 MB/s.
Select UDMA3 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 3. It has a data transfer
rate of 66.6 MB/s.
Select UDMA4 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 4. It has a data transfer
rate of 100 MB/s.
Select UDMA5 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 5. It has a data transfer
rate of 133 MB/s.
Select UDMA6 to allow the BIOS to use Ultra DMA mode 6. It has a data transfer
rate of 133 MB/s. The options are Auto, SWDMAn, MWDMAn, and UDMAn.
S.M.A.R.T. For Hard disk drives
Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) can help predict
impending drive failures. Select Auto to allow the AMI BIOS to automatically detect hard disk drive support. Select Disabled to prevent the AMI BIOS from using
the S.M.A.R.T. Select Enabled to allow the AMI BIOS to use the S.M.A.R.T. to
support hard drive disk. The options are Disabled, Enabled, and Auto.
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32Bit Data Transfer
Select Enable to enable the function of 32-bit IDE data transfer. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
IDE Detect Timeout (sec)
Use this feature to set the time-out value for the BIOS to detect the ATA, ATAPI
devices installed in the system. The options are 0 (sec), 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and
35.
XPCI/PnP Configuration
Clear NVRAM
This feature clears the NVRAM (Non-Volatile Random Access Memory) during
system boot. The options are No and Yes.
Plug & Play OS
Selecting Yes allows the OS to configure Plug & Play devices. (This is not required
for system boot if Plug & Play is supported by your OS.) Select No to allow the AMI
BIOS to configure all devices in the system.
PCI Latency Timer
This feature sets the latency Timer of each PCI device installed on a PCI bus. Select
64 to set the PCI latency to 64 PCI clock cycles. The options are 32, 64, 96, 128,
160, 192, 224 and 248.
PCI IDE BusMaster
When enabled, the BIOS uses PCI bus mastering for reading/writing to IDE drives.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Load Onboard LAN1 Option ROM/Load Onboard LAN2 Option ROM
Select Enabled to enable the onboard LAN1 or LAN2 Option ROM. This is to boot
computer using a network interface. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
XSuper IO Device Configuration
Serial Port1 Address
This option specifies the base I/O port address and the Interrupt Request address of
Serial Port 1. Select Disabled to prevent the serial port from accessing any system
resources. When this option is set to Disabled, the serial port physically becomes
unavailable. Select 3F8/IRQ4 to allow the serial port to use 3F8 as its I/O port address and IRQ 4 for the interrupt address. The options are Disabled, 3F8/IRQ4,
3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3.
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XRemote Access Configuration
Remote Access
This allows the user to enable or disable Remote Access support. The options are
Disabled and Enabled. If this item is Enabled, the following items will display:
Serial Port Number
This feature allows the user decide which serial port to be used for Console Redirection. The options are COM 1 and COM 2.
Base Address, IRQ
This item displays the based address and IRQ of the serial port specified above.
The default setting is 2F8h, 3.
Serial Port Mode
This feature allows the user to set the serial port mode for Console Redirection.
The options are 115200 8, n 1; 57600 8, n, 1; 38400 8, n, 1; 19200 8, n, 1; and
9600 8, n, 1.
Flow Control
This feature allows the user to set the flow control for Console Redirection. The
options are None, Hardware, and Software.
Redirection After BIOS POST
Select Disabled to turn off Console Redirection after Power-On Self-Test (POST).
Select Always to keep Console Redirection active all the time after POST. (Note:
This setting may not be supported by some operating systems.) Select Boot Loader
to keep Console Redirection active during POST and Boot Loader. The options
are Disabled, Boot Loader, and Always.
Terminal Type
This feature allows the user to select the target terminal type for Console Redirection. The options are ANSI, VT100, and VT-UTF8.
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
A terminal keyboard definition that provides a way to send commands from a remote
console. Available options are Enabled and Disabled.
Sredir Memory Display Delay
This feature defines the length of time in seconds to display memory information.
The options are No Delay, Delay 1 Sec, Delay 2 Sec, and Delay 4 Sec.
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XHardware Health Configuration
This feature allows the user to monitor system health and review the status of each
item as displayed.
CPU Overheat Alarm
This option allows the user to select the CPU Overheat Alarm setting which determines when the CPU OH alarm will be activated to provide warning of possible
CPU overheat.
Warning! 1.Any temperature that exceeds the CPU threshold temperature predefined by the CPU manufacturer may result in CPU overheat or
system instability. When the CPU temperature reaches this predefined
threshold, the CPU and system cooling fans will run at full speed. 2. To
avoid possible system overheating, please be sure to provide adequate
airflow to your system.
The options are:
•
The Early Alarm: Select this setting if you want the CPU overheat alarm (including the LED and the buzzer) to be triggered as soon as the CPU temperature
reaches the CPU overheat threshold as predefined by the CPU manufacturer.
•
The Default Alarm: Select this setting if you want the CPU overheat alarm
(including the LED and the buzzer) to be triggered when the CPU temperature
reaches about 5oC above the threshold temperature as predefined by the CPU
manufacturer to give the CPU and system fans additional time needed for CPU
and system cooling. In both the alarms above, please take immediate action
as shown below.
CPU 1 Temperature/CPU 2 Temperature/System Temperature
This feature displays current temperature readings for the CPU and the System.
The following items will be displayed for your reference only:
CPU Temperature
The CPU thermal technology that reports absolute temperatures (Celsius/Fahrenheit) has been upgraded to a more advanced feature by Intel in its newer
processors. The basic concept is each CPU is embedded by unique temperature
information that the motherboard can read. This ‘Temperature Threshold’ or ‘Temperature Tolerance’ has been assigned at the factory and is the baseline on which
the motherboard takes action during different CPU temperature conditions (i.e., by
increasing CPU Fan speed, triggering the Overheat Alarm, etc). Since CPUs can
have different ‘Temperature Tolerances’, the installed CPU can now send information to the motherboard what its ‘Temperature Tolerance’ is, and not the other way
around. This results in better CPU thermal management.
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Supermicro has leveraged this feature by assigning a temperature status to certain
thermal conditions in the processor (Low, Medium and High). This makes it easier
for the user to understand the CPU’s temperature status, rather than by just simply
seeing a temperature reading (i.e., 25oC). The CPU Temperature feature will display
the CPU temperature status as detected by the BIOS:
Low – This level is considered as the ‘normal’ operating state. The CPU temperature
is well below the CPU ‘Temperature Tolerance’. The motherboard fans and CPU will
run normally as configured in the BIOS (Fan Speed Control).
Medium – The processor is running warmer. This is a ‘precautionary’ level and
generally means that there may be factors contributing to this condition, but the CPU
is still within its normal operating state and below the CPU ‘Temperature Tolerance’.
The motherboard fans and CPU will run normally as configured in the BIOS. The
fans may adjust to a faster speed depending on the Fan Speed Control settings.
User intervention: No action is required. However, consider checking the CPU fans
and the chassis ventilation for blockage.
High – The processor is running hot. This is a ‘caution’ level since the CPU’s ‘Temperature Tolerance’ has been reached (or has been exceeded) and may activate
an overheat alarm.
User intervention: If the system buzzer and Overheat LED has activated, take action
immediately by checking the system fans, chassis ventilation and room temperature
to correct any problems.
Notes: 1. The system may shut down if it continues for a long period to
prevent damage to the CPU.
2. The information provided above is for your reference only. For more
information on thermal management, please refer to Intel’s Web site at
www.Intel.com.
System Temperature: The system temperature will be displayed (in degrees in
Celsius and Fahrenheit) as it is detected by the BIOS.
Fan Speed Readings
This feature displays the fan speed readings from Fan1 through Fan3.
Fan Speed Control Modes
This feature allows the user to decide how the system controls the speeds of the
onboard fans. The CPU temperature and the fan speed are correlative. When the
CPU on-die temperature increases, the fan speed will also increase for effective
system cooling. Select "Full Speed/FS" to allow the onboard fans to run at full
speed for maximum cooling. The FS setting is recommended for special system
configuration or debugging. Select "Performance/PF" for better system cooling. The
PF setting is recommended for high-power-consuming and high-density systems.
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Select "Balanced/BL" for the onboard fans to run at a speed that will balance the
needs between system cooling and power saving. The BL setting is recommended
for regular systems with normal hardware configurations. Select "Energy Saving/ES"
for best power efficiency and maximum quietness. The Options are: Full Speed/
FS, Performance/PF, Balanced/BL, and Energy Saving/ES.
Voltages Readings
The following voltage readings will be displayed.
CPU1 Vcore, CPU2 Vcore, +5V, +5VSB,+12V, CPU1 DIMM, CPU2 DIMM, +1.5V,
3.3V, +3.3VSB, and Vbatt.
XACPI Configuration
Use this feature to configure Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
power management settings for your system.
ACPI Version Features
The options are ACPI v1.0, ACPI v2.0 and ACPI v3.0. Please refer to ACPI's website
for further explanation: http://www.acpi.info/.
ACPI APIC Support
Select Enabled to include the ACPI APIC Table Pointer in the RSDT (Root System
Description Table) pointer list. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
APIC ACPI SCI IRQ
When this item is set to Enabled, APIC ACPI SCI IRQ is supported by the system.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Headless Mode
This feature is used to enable system to function without a keyboard, monitor or
mouse attached The options are Enabled and Disabled.
NUMA Support
Select Enabled to use the feature of Non-Uniform Memory Access to improve CPU
performance. The options are Disabled, Enabled and NUMA for SLES 11.
High Performance Event Timer
Select Enabled to activate the High Performance Event Timer (HPET) that produces
periodic interrupts at a much higher frequency than a Real-time Clock (RTC) does in
synchronizing multimedia streams, providing smooth playback and reducing the de-
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pendency on other timestamp calculation devices, such as an x86 RDTSC Instruction embedded in the CPU. The High Performance Event Timer is used to replace
the 8254 Programmable Interval Timer. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
XGeneral WHEA Configuration
WHEA Support
Select Enabled to enable Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) support
which will provide a common infrastructure for handling hardware errors on Windows
platforms in order to reduce system crashes due to hardware errors and improve
system recovery and health monitoring. The default setting is Enabled.
XIPMI Configuration
Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is a set of network interfaces used
for system monitoring and management from a remote site. For details on IPMI,
please visit Intel's website at www.intel.com.
Status of BMC
Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) manages the interface between system
management software and platform hardware. This item display the status of the
BMC micro controller.
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IPMI Firmware Revision
This feature displays the IPMI Firmware Revision Number for your system.
XView BMC System Event Log
This feature displays the BMC System Event Log (SEL). It shows the total number
of entries of BMC System Events. To view an event, select an Entry Number and
pressing <Enter> to display the information as shown in the screen.
•
Total Number of Entries
•
SEL Entry Number
•
SEL Record ID
•
SEL Record Type
•
Event Timestamp
•
Generator ID
•
Event Message Format Ver:
•
Event Sensor Type
•
Event Sensor Number,
•
Event Dir Type
•
Event Data.
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Clear BMC System Event Log
Select OK and press the <Enter> key to clear the BMC system log. Select Cancel
to keep the BMC System log. The options are OK and Cancel.
Caution: Any cleared information is unrecoverable. Make absolutely sure
that you no longer need any data stored in the log before clearing the
BMC Event Log.
XSet LAN Configuration
Set this feature to configure the IPMI LAN adapter with a network address as shown
in the following graphics.
Channel Number - Enter the channel number for the SET LAN Configuration
command. This is initially set to [1]. Press <+> or <-> on your keyboard to change
the Channel Number.
Channel Number Status - This feature returns the channel status for the
Channel Number selected above: "Channel Number is OK" or "Wrong Channel
Number".
XIP Address
Enter the IP address for this machine. This should be in decimal and in dotted
quad form (i.e., 192.168.10.253). The value of each three-digit number separated
by dots should not exceed 255 as shown in the screen below.
Parameter Selector
Use this feature to select the parameter of your IP Address configuration.
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IP Address Source
This feature allows the user to select the source of the IP address for the system.
If Static is selected, the user will need to manually enter the IP address for the
system. If DHCP is selected, the BIOS will search for a DHCP (Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol) server in the network that the system is attached to, and
request the next available IP address. The options are DHCP and Static. If Static
is selected, the following items will be available for configuration.
IP Address
The BIOS will automatically enter the IP address of this machine; however it
may be over-ridden. This should be in decimal and in dotted quad form (i.e.,
192.168.10.253). The value of each three-digit number separated by dots should
not exceed 255.
Current IP Address in BMC
This item displays the current IP address used for your IPMI connection.
XMAC Address
Enter the Mac address for this machine. MAC addresses are 6 two-digit hexadecimal numbers (Base 16, 0 ~ 9, A, B, C, D, E, F) separated by dots. (i.e.,
00.30.48.D0.D4.60).
Parameter Selector
Use this feature to select the parameter of your Mac Address configuration.
Current Mac Address in BMC
This item displays the current Mac address used for your IPMI connection.
XSubnet Mask Configuration
Subnet masks tell the network which subnet this machine belongs to. The value
of each three-digit number separated by dots should not exceed 255.
Parameter Selector
Use this feature to select the parameter of your Subnet Masks configuration.
Subnet Mask
This item displays the subnet mask setting for your IPMI connection.
Current Subnet Mask in BMC
This item displays the current subnet mask setting for your IPMI connection.
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XGateway Address Configuration
Enter the gateway address for this machine. This should be in decimal and in
dotted quad form (i.e., 192.168.10.253). The value of each three-digit number
separated by dots should not exceed 255 as shown in the screen below.
Parameter Selector
Use this feature to select the parameter of your Gateway Address settings.
Gateway Address
The BIOS will automatically enter the Gateway address of this machine; however
it may be over-ridden. Gateway addresses are 4-decimal numbers in dotted quad
form (i.e., 192.168.10.253). The value of each 3-digit number separated by dots
should not exceed 255.
Current Gateway Address in BMC
This item displays the current Gateway address used for your IPMI connection.
XDMI Event Log
View Event Log
Use this option to view the System Event Log.
Mark all events as read
This option marks all events as read. The options are OK and Cancel.
Clear event log
This option clears the Event Log memory of all messages. The options are OK
and Cancel.
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Security Settings
The AMIBIOS Setup Utility provides a Supervisor and a User password. If you use
both passwords, the Supervisor password must be set first.
Supervisor Password
This feature indicates if a supervisor's password has been entered (installed).
User Password
This feature indicates if a user's password has been entered (installed).
Change Supervisor Password
Select this item, press <Enter> to access the submenu and enter a supervisor
password.
Change User Password
Select this item, press <Enter> to enter a user password.
Clear User Password (Available only when a User Password has been set)
This item allows you to clear a user password after it has been entered.
Password Check
Select Setup for the system to check for a password at Setup. Select Always for the
system to check for a password at bootup. The options are Setup and Always.
Boot Sector Virus Protection
When Enabled, the AMI BIOS displays a warning when any program (or virus) issues a Disk Format command or attempts to write to the boot sector of the hard
disk drive. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Boot Configuration
Use this feature to configure boot settings.
XBoot Device Priority
This feature allows the user to specify the sequence of priority for the Boot Device.
The settings are available boot devices and Disabled.
•
1st Boot Device - [USB: XXXXXXXXX]/2nd Boot Device - [CD/DVD:
XXXXXXXXX]
XHard Disk Drives
This feature allows the user to specify the boot sequence from all available hard
disk drives. The settings are Disabled and a list of all HDDs detected.
•
1st Drive - [SATA: XXXXXXXXX]
XRemovable Drives
This feature allows the user to specify the boot sequence from available Removable
Drives. The settings are 1st boot device, 2nd boot device, and Disabled.
•
1st Drive - [USB: XXXXXXXXX]/2nd Drive
XCD/DVD Drives
This feature allows the user to specify the boot sequence from all available CD/DVD
drives. The settings are Disabled, and a list of CD/DVD devices as detected.
•
1st Drive - [USB: XXXXXXXXX]
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Exit Options
Select the Exit tab from the AMI BIOS Utility to enter the Exit BIOS Setup screen.
Save Changes and Exit
When you have completed the system configuration changes, select this option
to leave the BIOS Setup Utility and reboot the computer, so the new system configuration parameters can take effect. Select Save Changes and Exit from the Exit
menu and press <Enter>.
Discard Changes and Exit
Select this option to quit the BIOS Setup without making any permanent changes
to the system configuration, and reboot the computer. Select Discard Changes and
Exit from the Exit menu and press <Enter>.
Discard Changes
Select this option and press <Enter> to discard all the changes and return to the
AMI BIOS Utility Program.
Load Optimal Defaults
To set this feature, select Load Optimal Defaults from the Exit menu and press
<Enter>. Then, select OK to allow the AMI BIOS to automatically load Optimal Defaults to the BIOS Settings. The Optimal settings are designed for maximum system
performance, but may not work best for all computer applications.
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
To set this feature, select Load Fail-Safe Defaults from the Exit menu and press
<Enter>. The Fail-Safe settings are designed for maximum system stability, but not
for maximum performance.
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Appendix A
BIOS Error Beep Codes
During the POST (Power-On Self-Test) routines, which are performed each time
the system is powered on, errors may occur.
Non-fatal errors are those which, in most cases, allow the system to continue the
boot-up process. The error messages normally appear on the screen.
Fatal errors are those which will not allow the system to continue the boot-up
procedure. If a fatal error occurs, you should consult with your system manufacturer for possible repairs.
BIOS Error Beep Codes
Beep Code
Error Message
Description
1 beep
Refresh
Circuits have been reset.
(Ready to power up)
5 short beeps + 1 long
beep
Memory error
No memory detected in the
system
8 beeps
Display memory
read/write error
Video adapter missing or with
faulty memory
1 continuous beep
(with the front panel
OH LED on)
System Overheat
1 continuous beep with the
front panel OH LED on
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Appendix B
System Specifications
Processors (each node)
Single or dual Intel® Xeon 5500/5600 Series processors in LGA1336 type sockets
(both CPUs must be of the same type)
Note: Please refer to our web site for a complete listing of supported processors.
Chipset
Intel 5520 chipset (5520/IOH-36D + ICH10)
BIOS
8 Mb Phoenix® SPI Flash ROM
Memory Capacity (each node)
Six DIMM slots that can support up to 48 GB of ECC registered DDR3-1333/1066/800
or up to 24 GB of ECC/non-ECC unbuffered DDR3-1333/1066/800 SDRAM
Note: see Section 5-6 for details.
SAS Controller (each node)
LSI 2008 SAS controller for SAS 2.0 (RAID 0, 1, 10 and 1E modes supported)
Drive Bays
Sixteen hot-swap drive bays to house 16 3.5" SAS drives
Expansion Slots
Two low-profile PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (one on each serverboard)
Serverboard (two per system)
X8DTS-F (Proprietary form factor)
Dimensions: 16.64 x 8.1 in (423 x 206 mm)
Chassis
SC937ETS-R1200NDBP (3U rackmount)
Dimensions: (WxHxD) 17.2 x 5.2 x 24.2 in. (437 x 132 x 615 mm)
Weight (Net): 56 lbs. (25.5 kg.)
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Weight
Gross (Bare Bone): 75 lbs. (34 kg.)
System Cooling
Three sets of 4-cm counter-rotating fans above each node, two sets of counterrotating fans at the back of each node, one set of counter-rotating fans on each
serverboard (each set contains two fans placed back-to-back)
System Input Requirements
AC Input Voltage: 100 - 240V AC auto-range
Rated Input Current: 11.5 - 5.5A max
Rated Input Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
Power Supply
Rated Output Power: 1200W (Part# PWS-1K21P-1R) 80 Plus Gold Certified
Rated Output Voltages: +12V (100A @ 240V, 83A @ 100V), +5Vsb (6A @ 240V,
4A @ 100V)
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature: 10º to 35º C (50º to 95º F)
Non-operating Temperature: -40º to 70º C (-40º to 158º F)
Operating Relative Humidity: 20% to 95% (non-condensing)
Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Regulatory Compliance
Electromagnetic Emissions: FCC Class A, EN 55022 Class A, EN 61000-3-2/-3-3,
CISPR 22 Class A
Electromagnetic Immunity: EN 55024/CISPR 24, (EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3,
EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-8, EN 61000-4-11)
Safety: CSA/EN/IEC/UL 60950-1 Compliant, UL or CSA Listed (USA and
Canada), CE Marking (Europe)
California Best Management Practices Regulations for Perchlorate Materials:
This Perchlorate warning applies only to products containing CR (Manganese
Dioxide) Lithium coin cells. “Perchlorate Material-special handling may apply. See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate”
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result in significant injury or loss of life or catastrophic property damage. Accordingly, Supermicro disclaims any and all liability, and should buyer use or sell such products for use in such ultra-hazardous
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proceedings of any kind arising out of or related to such ultra-hazardous use or sale.
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