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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 6025B3/6025B-3R. Installation and maintainance should be performed by experienced
technicians only.
The SuperServer 6025B-3/6025B-3R is a high-end server based on the SC825TQ560LP/SC825TQ-R700LP 2U rackmount chassis and the X7DB3, a dual processor
serverboard that supports single or dual Intel® quad-core Xeon® 5400/5300 Sequence processors or dual-core Xeon 5000/5100 Sequence processors at a Front
Side (System) Bus speed of 1333/1066/667 MHz and up to 32 GB of FBD ECC
DDR2-667/533 SDRAM.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1: Introduction
The first chapter provides a checklist of the main components included with the
server system and describes the main features of the X7DB3 serverboard and the
SC825TQ-560LP/SC825TQ-R700LP chassis, which comprise the SuperServer
6025B-3/6025B-3R.
Chapter 2: Server Installation
This chapter describes the steps necessary to install the SuperServer 6025B3/6025B-3R into a rack and check out the server configuration prior to powering
up the system. If your server was ordered without processor and memory components, this chapter will refer you to the appropriate sections of the manual for
their installation.
Chapter 3: System Interface
Refer here for details on the system interface, which includes the functions and
information provided by the control panel on the chassis as well as other LEDs
located throughout the system.
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Chapter 4: System Safety
You should thoroughly familiarize yourself with this chapter for a general overview
of safety precautions that should be followed when installing and servicing the
SuperServer 6025B-3/6025B-3R.
Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
Chapter 5 provides detailed information on the X7DB3 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 SC825TQ-560LP/SC825TQR700LP server chassis. You should follow the procedures given in this chapter
when installing, removing or reconfiguring SAS 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 POST Messages
Appendix B: BIOS POST Codes
Appendix C: RAID and Software Installation
Appendix D: System Specifications
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Table of Contents
Preface
About This Manual ...................................................................................................... iii
Manual Organization ................................................................................................... iii
Chapter 1: Introduction
1-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 1-1
1-2
Serverboard Features ..................................................................................... 1-2
1-3
Server Chassis Features ................................................................................ 1-4
1-4
Contacting Supermicro ................................................................................... 1-6
Chapter 2: Server Installation
2-1
Overview ......................................................................................................... 2-1
2-2
Unpacking the System ................................................................................... 2-1
2-3
Preparing for Setup ........................................................................................ 2-1
2-4
Installing the System into a Rack ................................................................... 2-4
2-5
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 Buttons .................................................................................... 3-1
Reset ........................................................................................................ 3-1
Power ....................................................................................................... 3-1
3-3
Control Panel LEDs ........................................................................................ 3-2
Power Fail ................................................................................................ 3-2
Overheat/Fan Fail .................................................................................... 3-2
NIC1 ......................................................................................................... 3-2
NIC2 ......................................................................................................... 3-2
HDD .......................................................................................................... 3-3
Power Fail ................................................................................................ 3-3
3-4
SAS 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
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Chapter 5: Advanced Serverboard Setup
5-1
Handling the Serverboard .............................................................................. 5-1
5-2
Processor and Heatsink Installation ............................................................... 5-2
5-3
Connecting Cables ......................................................................................... 5-5
Connecting Data Cables .......................................................................... 5-5
Connecting Power Cables ....................................................................... 5-5
Connecting the Control Panel .................................................................. 5-6
5-4
I/O Ports ......................................................................................................... 5-7
5-5
Installing Memory ........................................................................................... 5-7
5-6
Adding PCI Cards ........................................................................................... 5-9
5-7
Serverboard Details ...................................................................................... 5-10
X7DB3 Layout ........................................................................................ 5-10
X7DB3 Quick Reference ........................................................................ 5-11
5-8
Connector Definitions ................................................................................... 5-12
ATX Power Connector ............................................................................ 5-12
Auxiliary Power Connector ..................................................................... 5-12
Processor Power Connector .................................................................. 5-12
NMI Button ............................................................................................. 5-12
Power LED ............................................................................................. 5-12
HDD LED ............................................................................................... 5-13
NIC1 LED ............................................................................................... 5-13
NIC2 LED ............................................................................................... 5-13
Overheat/Fan Fail LED .......................................................................... 5-13
Power Fail LED ...................................................................................... 5-14
Reset Button .......................................................................................... 5-14
Power Button .......................................................................................... 5-14
Universal Serial Bus (USB0/1) ............................................................... 5-14
Serial Ports ............................................................................................. 5-15
Power Fail Header ................................................................................. 5-15
Fan Headers .......................................................................................... 5-15
Chassis Intrusion .................................................................................... 5-15
Extra Universal Serial Bus Headers ...................................................... 5-16
Power LED/Speaker ............................................................................... 5-16
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Ports .................................................. 5-16
Overheat LED ........................................................................................ 5-16
Wake-On-LAN ........................................................................................ 5-17
Wake-On-Ring ........................................................................................ 5-17
SMBUS ................................................................................................... 5-17
SMB (I2C) ............................................................................................... 5-17
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SGPIO .................................................................................................... 5-18
JLAN1/2 .................................................................................................. 5-18
Alarm Reset ........................................................................................... 5-18
Keylock ................................................................................................... 5-18
5-9
Jumper Settings ............................................................................................ 5-19
Explanation of Jumpers ......................................................................... 5-19
CMOS Clear ........................................................................................... 5-19
VGA Enable/Disable ............................................................................... 5-19
3rd Power Supply Fail Detect Enable/Disable ....................................... 5-20
JLAN Enable/Disable ............................................................................. 5-20
Compact Flash Master/Slave Select ...................................................... 5-20
Watch Dog Enable/Disable .................................................................... 5-21
5-10 Onboard Indicators ....................................................................................... 5-21
JLAN1/JLAN2 LEDs ............................................................................... 5-21
5-11 Parallel Port, Floppy, IDE and SATA Drive Connections ............................. 5-22
Parallel Port Connector .......................................................................... 5-22
Floppy Connector ................................................................................... 5-23
IDE Connectors ...................................................................................... 5-24
SATA Ports ............................................................................................. 5-24
Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
6-1
Static-Sensitive Devices ................................................................................. 6-1
6-2
Control Panel .................................................................................................. 6-2
6-3
System Fans ................................................................................................... 6-3
System Fan Failure .................................................................................. 6-3
Replacing System Fans ........................................................................... 6-3
6-4
Drive Bay Installation/Removal ....................................................................... 6-4
Accessing the Drive Bays ........................................................................ 6-4
SAS Drive Installation .............................................................................. 6-5
Installing Components in the 3.5" Drive Bays ......................................... 6-7
6-5
Power Supply ................................................................................................. 6-8
Power Supply Failure ............................................................................... 6-8
Removing/Replacing the Power Supply ................................................... 6-8
Chapter 7: BIOS
7-1
Introduction ..................................................................................................... 7-1
7-2
Running Setup ................................................................................................ 7-2
7-3
Main BIOS Setup ............................................................................................ 7-2
7-4
Advanced Setup ............................................................................................. 7-7
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Security ......................................................................................................... 7-24
7-6
Boot .............................................................................................................. 7-25
7-7
Exit ................................................................................................................ 7-26
Appendices:
Appendix A: BIOS POST Messages
Appendix B: BIOS POST Codes
Appendix C: RAID and Software Installation
Appendix D: System Specifications
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 1
Introduction
1-1
Overview
The SuperServer 6025B-3/6025B-3R is a high-end server that is comprised of
two main subsystems: the SC825TQ-560LP/SC825TQ-R700LP 2U server chassis
and the X7DB3 Intel dual Xeon processor serverboard. Please refer to our web
site for information on operating systems that have been certified for use with the
SuperServer 6025B-3/6025B-3R (www.supermicro.com).
In addition to the serverboard and chassis, various hardware components have been
included with the SuperServer 6025B-3/6025B-3R, as listed below:
Three (3) 8-cm hot-swap chassis fans (FAN-0094L)
One (1) DVD-ROM drive [DVM-PNSC-824V(B)]
One (1) air shroud (MCP-310-00005-00)
One (1) front control panel cable (CBL-0087)
SAS Accessories
One (1) SAS backplane (BPN-SAS-825TQ)
Two (2) SAS cables (CBL-0176L)
Eight (8) hot-swap drive carriers [MCP-220-00001-03(01)]
Two (2) CPU passive heatsinks (SNK-P0018)
One (1) rackmount kit (MCP-290-00002-00)
Note: the "V" at the end of a server name (e.g. 6025B-3V/6025B-3RV) denotes the
chassis is silver in color, "B" indicates black.
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Serverboard Features
At the heart of the SuperServer 6025B-3/6025B-3R lies the X7DB3, a dual processor
serverboard based on the Intel 5000P chipset and designed to provide maximum
performance. Below are the main features of the X7DB3. (See Figure 1-1 for a
block diagram of the 5000P chipset).
Processors
The X7DB3 supports single or dual Intel® quad-core Xeon® 5400/5300 Sequence
processors or dual-core Xeon 5000/5100 Sequence processors at a FSB speed of
1333/1066/667 MHz. Please refer to the serverboard description pages on our web
site for a complete listing of supported processors (www.supermicro.com).
Memory
The X7DB3 has eight 240-pin DIMM slots that can support up to 32 GB of FBD
(Fully Buffered DIMMs) ECC DDR2-667/533 SDRAM. The memory operates in a
2-way interleaved configurations and requires requires modules of the same size
and speed to be installed in pairs (two at a time). See Section 5-5 for details.
Onboard SAS
An onboard Adaptec AIC-9410 SAS controller in integrated into the X7DB3, which
supports eight SAS hard drives. The SAS drives are connected to a backplane
that provides power, bus termination and configuration settings. The SAS drives
are hot-swappable units.
Note: The operating system you use must have RAID support to enable the
hot-swap capability and RAID function of the SAS drives. RAID 0, 1 and 10 are
supported.
PCI Expansion Slots
The X7DB3 has six PCI expansion slots, which includes two x8 PCI-Express slots,
one x4 PCI-Express slot, two 64-bit 133 MHz PCI-X slots and one 64-bit 100 MHz
PCI-X slot. The 100 MHz PCI slot supports Zero Channel RAID.
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Onboard Controllers/Ports
One floppy drive controller and two onboard ATA/100 controllers are provided to
support up to four IDE hard drives or ATAPI devices. The color-coded I/O ports
include one COM port (an additional COM header is located on the serverboard), a
VGA (monitor) port, a parallel port, two USB 2.0 ports, PS/2 mouse and keyboard
ports and two gigabit Ethernet ports.
ATI Graphics Controller
The X7DB3 features an integrated ATI video controller based on the ES1000 graphics chip. The ES1000 was designed specifically for servers, featuring low power
consumption, high reliability and superior longevity.
Other Features
Other onboard features that promote system health include onboard voltage monitors, a chassis intrusion header, auto-switching voltage regulators, chassis and CPU
overheat sensors, virus protection and BIOS rescue.
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Server Chassis Features
The following is a general outline of the main features of the SC825TQ-560LP/
SC825TQ-R700LP server chassis.
System Power
The SC825TQ-560LP features a single 560W power supply. The system must be
shut down and the AC power cord removed before replacing or performing any
service on the power supply unit. The SC825TQ-R700LP features a redundant
700W power supply consisting of two power modules. The system does not need
to be shut down when replacing or removing a single power supply module.
SAS Subsystem
The SC825TQ-560LP/SC825TQ-R700LP chassis was designed to support eight
SAS hard drives, which are hot-swappable units.
Note: The operating system you use must have RAID support to enable the hotswap capability of the SAS drives.
Front Control Panel
The control panel on the SuperServer 6025B-3/6025B-3R provides you with system
monitoring and control. LEDs indicate system power, HDD activity, network activity, system overheat and power failure. A main power button and a system reset
button are also included. In addition, two USB ports have been incorporated into
the control panel to provide front side USB access.
I/O Backplane
The SC825TQ-560LP/SC825TQ-R700LP is an ATX form factor chassis designed for
use in a 2U rackmount configuration. The I/O backplane provides seven low-profile
PCI expansion slots, one COM port, a parallel port, a VGA port, two USB 2.0 ports,
PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports and two gigabit Ethernet ports.
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Cooling System
The SC825TQ-560LP/SC825TQ-R700LP chassis has an innovative cooling design
that includes three 8-cm hot-plug system cooling fans located in the middle section
of the chassis. An air shroud channels the airflow from the system fans to efficiently
cool the processor and onboard memory area of the system. The power supply
module also includes a cooling fan.
Figure 1-1. Intel 5000P Chipset:
System Block Diagram
Note: This is a general block diagram. Please see Chapter 5 for details.
CPU1
CPU2
1067/1333 MT/s
PCI-Exp
FBD CH2
x8
Slot 5: PCI-Express x8
FBD DIMM Bank4
FBD CH1
5000P
MCH
FBD DIMM Bank3
Slot 6: PCI-Exp x8/SEPC
FBD DIMM Bank2
x8
FBD DIMM Bank1
FBD CH0
PCI-Exp
PCI-Exp
AIC
9410
Slot 1: PCI-X
3.0 Gb/s
SATA Ports (6)
PCI-Exp
ATA 100
ESB2
x8
PXH
Slot 3: PCI-X
USB 2.0
PCI-X 133
PCI 32
LAN Ports (2)
DDR2
x4
Slot 4: PCI-Express x8
Slot 2: PCI-X
PCI-E x4
PCI-E x8
FBD CH3
82563
Kumeran
ATI
ES1000
Kybd/
Mouse
1-5
IDE Ports (2)
USB Ports (5)
LPC
S I/O
Floppy
BIOS
COM
Ports (2)
Parallel
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Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
Tel:
+1 (408) 503-8000
Fax:
+1 (408) 503-8008
Email:
marketing@supermicro.com (General Information)
support@supermicro.com (Technical Support)
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com
Europe
Address:
Super Micro Computer B.V.
Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Tel:
+31 (0) 73-6400390
Fax:
+31 (0) 73-6416525
Email:
sales@supermicro.nl (General Information)
support@supermicro.nl (Technical Support)
rma@supermicro.nl (Customer Support)
Asia-Pacific
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
4F, No. 232-1, Liancheng Rd.
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei County
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel:
+886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3991
Web Site:
www.supermicro.com.tw
Technical Support:
Email:
support@supermicro.com.tw
Tel:
886-2-8228-1366, ext.132 or 139
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Chapter 2
Server Installation
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Overview
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get your SuperServer 6025B-3
/6025B-3R 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 6025B-3/6025B-3R 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 6025B3/6025B-3R. 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 6025B-3/6025B-3R was shipped in should include two
sets of rail assemblies, two rail mounting brackets and the mounting screws you
will need to install the system into the rack. Follow the steps in the order given to
complete the installation process in a minimum amount of time. Please read this
section in its entirety before you begin the installation procedure outlined in the
sections that follow.
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Choosing a Setup Location
- Leave enough clearance in front of the rack to enable you to open the front
door completely (~25 inches).
- Leave approximately 30 inches of clearance in the back of the rack to allow for
sufficient airflow and ease in servicing.
-This product is for installation only in a Restricted Access Location (dedicated
equipment rooms, service closets and the like).
-This product is not suitable for use with visual display work place devices acccording to §2 of the the German Ordinance for Work with Visual Display Units.
!
Warnings and Precautions!
!
Rack Precautions
- Ensure that the leveling jacks on the bottom of the rack are fully extended to the
floor with the full weight of the rack resting on them.
- In single rack installation, stabilizers should be attached to the rack.
- In multiple rack installations, the racks should be coupled together.
- Always make sure the rack is stable before extending a component from the
rack.
- You should extend only one component at a time - extending two or more simultaneously may cause the rack to become unstable.
Server Precautions
- Review the electrical and general safety precautions in Chapter 4.
- Determine the placement of each component in the rack before you install the
rails.
- Install the heaviest server components on the bottom of the rack first, and then
work up.
- Use a regulating uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect the server from
power surges, voltage spikes and to keep your system operating in case of a power
failure.
- Allow the hot plug SAS drives and power supply units to cool before touching them.
- Always keep the rack's front door and all panels and components on the servers
closed when not servicing to maintain proper cooling.
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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 SuperServer 6025B-3/6025B-3R
into a rack unit. If the 6025B-3/6025B-3R has already been mounted into a rack,
you can skip ahead to Sections 2-5 and 2-6. There are a variety of rack units on
the market, which may mean the assembly procedure will differ slightly. The following is a guideline for installing the system into a rack with the rack rails provided.
You should also refer to the installation instructions that came with the rack unit
you are using.
Installing the Chassis Rails
You should have received four rack sections with the 6025B-3/6025B-3R consisting of two long and two short rails sections. These secure directly to the chassis.
All screws and hardware mentioned in the installation steps should be included in
the hardware kit.
Position the chassis rail sections alongside of the chassis making sure the screw
holes line up - the long sections to the front of the chassis and the sorter ones to
the rear. Note that these rails are left/right specific. Screw the rails securely to the
chassis (see Figure 2-1). There should be two screws for each section. Repeat
this procedure for the other rail on the other side of the chassis. You will also need
to attach the rail brackets when installng into a telco rack.
Locking Tabs: The chassis rails have a locking tab, which serves two functions.
The first is to lock the server into place when installed and pushed fully into the
rack, which is its normal position. Secondly, these tabs also lock the server in place
when fully extended from the rack. This prevents the server from coming completely
out of the rack when you pull it out for servicing.
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Figure 2-1. Installing Chassis Rails
Installing the Server into the Rack
The next step is to install the server into the rack. Do this by lining up the rear
of the chassis rails with the front of the rack rails. Slide the chassis rails into the
rack rails, keeping the pressure even on both sides (you may have to depress the
locking tabs when inserting). See Figure 2-2.
When the server has been pushed completely into the rack, you should hear the
locking tabs "click". Finish by inserting and tightening the thumbscrews that hold
the front of the server to the rack.
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Figure 2-2. Installing the Server into a Rack
Installing the Server into a Telco Rack
To install the SuperServer 6025B-3/6025B-3R into a Telco type rack, use two Lshaped brackets on either side of the chassis (four total). First, determine how far
the server will extend out the front of the rack. Larger chassis should be positioned
to balance the weight between front and back. If a bezel is included on your server,
remove it. Then attach the two front brackets to each side of the chassis, then the
two rear brackets positioned with just enough space to accommodate the width of
the rack. Finish by sliding the chassis into the rack and tightening the brackets to
the rack.
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Checking the Serverboard Setup
After you install the 6025B-3/6025B-3R 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.
1. Accessing the inside of the System (see Figure 2-3)
First, grasp the two handles on either side and pull the unit straight out until it locks
(you will hear a "click"). Next, depress the two buttons on the top of the chassis to
release the top cover. You can then lift the top cover from the chassis to gain full
access to the inside of the server.
2. Check the CPUs (processors)
You may have one or two processors already installed into the serverboard. Each
processor needs its own heatsink. See Chapter 5 for instructions on processor and
heatsink installation.
3. Check the system memory
Your 6025B-3/6025B-3R server system may have come with system memory already installed. Make sure all DIMMs are fully seated in their slots. For details on
adding system memory, refer to Chapter 5.
4. Installing add-on cards
If desired, you can install add-on cards to the system. See Chapter 5 for details
on installing PCI add-on cards.
5. Check all cable connections and airflow
Make sure all power and data cables are properly connected and not blocking the
chassis airflow. Also make sure that no cables are positioned in front of the fans.
See Chapter 5 for details on cable connections.
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Figure 2-3. 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 Serial ATA or
drives have been properly installed and all connections have been made.
1. Accessing the drive bays
All drives are accessable from the front of the server. For servicing the DVD-ROM
and floppy drives, you will need to remove the top chassis cover. The SAS disk
drives can be installed and removed from the front of the chassis without removing
the top chassis cover.
2. DVD-ROM and floppy disk drives
A slim DVD-ROM and a floppy drive should be preinstalled in your server. Refer
to Chapter 6 if you need to reinstall a DVD-ROM and/or floppy disk drive to the
system.
3. Check the SAS drives
Depending upon your system's configuration, your system may have one or more
drives already installed. If you need to install SAS drives, please refer to Chapter
6.
4. Check the airflow
Airflow is provided by three 8-cm center chassis cooling fans. The system component layout was carefully designed to direct sufficient cooling airflow to the components that generate the most heat. Note that all power and data cables have been
routed in such a way that they do not block the airflow generated by the fans.
5. Supplying power to the system
The last thing you must do is to provide input power to the system. Plug the power
cord(s) from the power supply module(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).
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Notes
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Chapter 3
System Interface
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Overview
There are several LEDs on the control panel as well as others on the SAS (Serial
Attached SCSI) drive carriers to keep you constantly informed of the overall status
of the system as well as the activity and health of specific components. There are
also two buttons on the chassis control panel.
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Control Panel Buttons
The two push-buttons located on the front of the chassis are (in order from left to
right) a reset button and a power on/off button.
RESET: Use the reset button to reboot the system.
POWER: This is the main power button, which is used to apply or turn off
the main system power. Turning off system power with this button removes the
main power but keeps standby power supplied to the system.
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Control Panel LEDs
The control panel located on the front of the chassis has several LEDs. These
LEDs provide you with critical information related to different parts of the system.
This section explains what each LED indicates when illuminated and any corrective
action you may need to take.
Power Fail: (6025B-3R only) 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 power modules. This LED should be off when the system is operating
normally.
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 JLAN1 port when flashing.
2
NIC2: Indicates network activity on the JLAN2 port when flashing.
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HDD: Indicates IDE channel activity. On the SuperServer 6025B-TR+/6025B8R+, this LED indicates SAS and/or DVD-ROM drive activity when flashing.
Power:
Indicates power is being supplied to the system's power supply
module(s). This LED should normally be illuminated when the system is operating.
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SAS Drive Carrier LEDs
Each SAS drive carrier has two LEDs.
Green: When illuminated, the green LED on the front of the SAS drive carrier indicates drive activity. A connection to the SAS backplane enables this LED
to blink on and off when that particular drive is being accessed.
Red: The red LED indicates two states. When blinking, it indicates the drive
is rebuilding. When solid, it indicates a drive failure. If a SAS drive fails, you should
be notified by your system management software. Please refer to Chapter 6 for
instructions on replacing failed SAS drives.
Note: the two drive bays on the top left of the 6025B-3/6025B-3R are not connected to a backplane. These may be used to house IDE type hard drives only
and are not hot-swappable.
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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 6025B-3/6025B-3R from damage:
Be aware of the locations of the power on/off switch on the chassis as well as
the room's emergency power-off switch, disconnection switch or electrical
outlet. If an electrical accident occurs, you can then quickly remove power
from the system.
Do not work alone when working with high voltage components.
Power should always be disconnected from the system when removing or
installing main system components, such as the serverboard, memory
modules and the DVD-ROM and floppy drives. When disconnecting power,
you should first power down the system with the operating system and then
unplug the power cords of all the power supply units in the system.
When working around exposed electrical circuits, another person who is
familiar with the power-off controls should be nearby to switch off the power
if necessary.
Use only one hand when working with powered-on electrical equipment. This
is to avoid making a complete circuit, which will cause electrical shock.
Use extreme caution when using metal tools, which can easily damage any
electrical components or circuit boards they come into contact with.
Do not use mats designed to decrease electrostatic discharge as protection
from electrical shock. Instead, use rubber mats that have been specifically
designed as electrical insulators.
The power supply power cord must include a grounding plug and must be
plugged into grounded electrical outlets.
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Serverboard Battery: CAUTION - There is a danger of explosion if the onboard
battery is installed upside down, which will reverse its polarities (see Figure
4-1). This battery must be replaced only with the same or an equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to
the manufacturer's instructions.
DVD-ROM Laser: CAUTION - this server may have come equipped with
a DVD-ROM drive. To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam and
hazardous radiation exposure, do not open the enclosure or use the unit in
any unconventional way.
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 6025B-3/6025B-3R clean and free of clutter.
The 6025B-3/6025B-3R weighs approximately 53/55 lbs (24.1/25 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. Don't use the handles (if installed) to lift the
chassis; the handles should only be used to pull the server out of the rack.
Place the chassis top cover and any system components that have been
removed away from the system or on a table so that they won't accidentally
be stepped on.
While working on the system, do not wear loose clothing such as neckties and
unbuttoned shirt sleeves, which can come into contact with electrical circuits
or be pulled into a cooling fan.
Remove any jewelry or metal objects from your body, which are excellent metal
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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 6025B3/6025B-3R is operating to assure proper cooling. Out of warranty damage to the
6025B-3/6025B-3R system can occur if this practice is not strictly followed.
Figure 4-1. Installing the Onboard Battery
LITHIUM BATTERY
LITHIUM BATTERY
OR
BATTERY HOLDER
BATTERY HOLDER
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Chapter 5
Advanced Serverboard Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install processors and heatsinks to
the X7DB3 serverboard, connect the data and power cables and install add-on
cards. All serverboard jumpers and connections are described and a layout and
quick reference chart are included in this chapter. Remember to close the chassis completely when you have finished working on the serverboard to protect and
cool the system sufficiently.
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Handling the Serverboard
Static electrical discharge can damage electronic components. To prevent damage to printed circuit boards, it is important to handle them very carefully (see
Chapter 4). Also note that the size and weight of the serverboard can cause
it to bend if handled improperly, which may result in damage. To prevent the
serverboard from bending, keep one hand under the center of the board to support it when handling. The following measures are generally sufficient to protect
your equipment from static discharge.
Precautions
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic
bag.
• Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules or gold contacts.
• When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the serverboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic
bags when not in use.
Unpacking
The serverboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage. When
unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
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Processor and Heatsink Installation
When handling the processor, avoid placing direct pressure on the label
!
area of the fan. Also, do not place the serverboard on a conductive
surface, which can damage the BIOS battery and prevent the system
from booting up.
IMPORTANT! Always connect the power cord last and remove it first before adding, removing or changing any hardware components. Make sure that you install
the processor into the CPU socket before you install the heatsink and fan. The
X7DB3 can support Intel® quad-core Xeon® 5400/5300 Sequence processors or
dual-core Xeon 5000/5100 Sequence processors. If installing one processor only,
install it into CPU socket #1.
Notes:
1. Intel's boxed Xeon CPU package contains a CPU fan and heatsink assembly. If
you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you use only Intel-certified multi-directional heatsinks and fans.
2. When purchasing a Xeon CPU or when receiving a serverboard with a CPU
pre-installed, make sure that the CPU plastic cap is in place and none of the CPU
pins are bent; otherwise, contact the retailer immediately.
Installing the Processor
1. A black PnP cap is attached to the
load plate to protect the CPU socket.
Press the load lever down and away
from the retention clasp to release the
load plate from its locked position.
Load lever
PnP cap
2. Gently lift the load lever to open the
load plate.
Load plate released
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3. Use your thumb and your index
finger to hold the CPU at opposite
sides.
4. Align pin1 of the CPU (the corner marked with a triangle) with the
notched corner of the CPU socket.
5. Find the corner of the CPU that
Gold dot
has a semi-circle cutout below a gold
Socket key
dot (CPU key). This corner should be
aligned with the cutout on the socket
(socket key).
CPU key
6. Once aligned, carefully lower the
CPU straight down into the socket.
Do not drop the CPU on the socket,
do not move the CPU horizontally
or vertically and do not rub the CPU
against any surface or any of the
contacts, which may damage the CPU
and/or contacts.
Notched corner
CPU pin 1
7. With the CPU in the socket, inspect
the four corners of the CPU to make
sure that it is properly installed.
Load lever
8. Use your thumb to gently push the
load lever down until it snaps into the
retention clasp.
CPU installed in socket
9. If the CPU is properly installed into
the socket, the PnP cap will be automatically released from the load plate
when the lever locks. Remove the cap.
Repeat steps to install a second CPU
if desired.
Warning! Keep the plastic PnP cap.
The serverboard must be shipped
with the PnP cap properly installed
to protect the CPU socket. Shipment
without the PnP cap properly installed
will void the warranty.
PnP cap released
from load plate
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Installing the Heatsink
1. Do not apply any thermal grease
to the heatsink or the CPU die; the
CEK Passive Heatsink
required amount has already been
applied.
2. Place the heatsink on top of the CPU
so that the four mounting holes are
aligned with those on the (preinstalled)
heatsink retention mechanism.
3. Screw in two diagonal screws (i.e.
the #1 and the #2 screws) until just
snug. Do not fully tighten the screws
or you may damage the CPU.)
4. Add the two remaining screws then
finish the installation by fully tightening
all four screws.
Removing the Heatsink
Warning!
!
We do not recommend that the CPU or the heatsink be
removed. However, if you do need to uninstall the heatsink, please
follow the instructions below to prevent damage to the CPU or the
CPU socket.
1. Unscrew and remove the heatsink screws from the serverboard in the sequence
as show in the picture above.
2. Hold the heatsink and gently wriggle the heatsink to loosen it from the CPU. (Do
not use excessive force when wriggling the heatsink!!)
3. Once the heatsink is loose, remove it from the CPU socket.
4. Clean the surface of the CPU and the heatsink to get rid of the old thermal
grease. Reapply the proper amount of thermal grease on the surface before you
re-install the heatsink.
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Connecting Cables
Now that the processors are installed, the next step is to connect the cables to
the serverboard. These include the data (ribbon) cables for the peripherals and
control panel and the power cables.
Connecting Data Cables
The ribbon cables used to transfer data from the peripheral devices have been
carefully routed in preconfigured systems to prevent them from blocking the flow
of cooling air that moves through the system from front to back. If you need to
disconnect any of these cables, you should take care to reroute them as they
were originally after reconnecting them (make sure the red wires connect to the
pin 1 locations). If you are configuring the system, keep the airflow in mind when
routing the cables. The following data cables (with their serverboard connector
locations noted) should be connected. See the serverboard layout diagram in this
chapter for connector locations.
DVD-ROM drive cable (IDE#1)
Control Panel cable (JF1, see next page)
SAS cables (SAS0-3, SAS4-7)
USB cable (JUSB2)
COM port cable (COM2)
Connecting Power Cables
The X7DB3 has a 24-pin primary power supply connector designated "JPW1" for
connection to the ATX power supply. Connect the appropriate connector from the
power supply to JPW1 to supply power to the serverboard. See the Connector
Definitions section in this chapter for power connector pin definitions.
In addition, your power supply must be connected to the 4-pin Auxiliary ATX Power
connection at JPW2 and the 8-pin Processor Power connector at JPW3.
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Connecting the Control Panel
JF1 contains header pins for various front control panel connectors. See Figure
5-1 for the pin locations of the various front control panel buttons and LED indicators. Please note that even and odd numbered pins are on opposite sides of
each header.
All JF1 wires have been bundled into single keyed ribbon cable to simplify their
connection. The red wire in the ribbon cable plugs into pin 1 of JF1. Connect
the other end of the cable to the Control Panel printed circuit board, located just
behind the system status LEDs in the chassis.
See the Connector Definitions section in this chapter for details and pin descriptions of JF1.
Figure 5-1. Front Control Panel Header Pins (JF1)
20
19
Ground
NMI
x (key)
x (key)
Power LED
Vcc
HDD LED
Vcc
NIC1
Vcc
NIC2
Vcc
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc
Power Fail LED
Vcc
Ground
Reset
Ground
Power
2
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I/O Ports
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC 99 specification. See
Figure 5-2 below for the colors and locations of the various I/O ports.
Figure 5-2. Rear Panel I/O Ports
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Installing Memory
Note: Check the Supermicro web site for recommended memory modules.
CAUTION
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM modules
to prevent any possible damage. Also note that the memory is interleaved to improve performance (see step 1).
DIMM Installation (See Figure 5-5)
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots, starting with
DIMM#1A and DIMM#2A and so on. The memory scheme is interleaved so you
must install two modules at a time, See the memory installation table on the next
page for the correct order in populating the DIMM slots.
2. Insert each DIMM module vertically into its slot. Pay attention to the notch along
the bottom of the module to prevent inserting the DIMM module incorrectly.
3. Gently press down on the DIMM module until it snaps into place in the slot.
Repeat for all modules (see step 1 above).
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Memory Support
The X7DB3 supports up to 32 GB of ECC FBD (Fully Buffered DIMMs) DDR2-667
or DDR2-533 SDRAM. The memory is an interleaved configuration, which requires
modules of the same size and speed to be installed in pairs. You should not mix
DIMMs of different sizes and speeds. See Figure 5-3 for installing and removing
memory modules.
Memory Installation Table
Branch1
Branch0
Number of
DIMMs
2 DIMMs
4 DIMMs
8 DIMMs
Bank 1
(Channel 0)
1A
1A
1A
----------1B
Bank 2
(Channel 1)
2A
2A
2A
----------2B
Bank 3
(Channel 2)
-----3A
3A
----------3B
Bank 4
(Channel 3)
-----4A
4A
----------4B
Notes: 1. DIMM slot# specified = DIMM slot to be populated; “---“ = DIMM slot to be
left unpopulated. 2. Both FBD 533 MHz and 667MHz DIMMs are supported, however
you need to use memory modules of the same speed and type. 3. Interleaved
memory is supported when pairs of DIMM modules are installed in both Branch 0 and
Branch 1. Interleaved memory is not available if only 2 DIMMs are installed on the
motherboard.
Figure 5-3a. Installing DIMM into Slot
DDR2 FBD DIMM
To Install: Insert module vertically and press down until it snaps into place. Pay attention to
the bottom notch.
To Remove: Use your thumbs to gently push each release tab outward to free the DIMM from
the slot.
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Figure 5-3b. Top View of DDR Slot
Top View of DDR2 FBD Slot
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Adding PCI Cards
1. PCI Expansion Slots
The X7DB3 has six PCI expansion slots, which includes two x8 PCI-Express slots,
one x4 PCI-Express slot, two PCI-X 133 MHz slots and one PCI-X 100 MHz slot.
The SC825TQ-560LP/SC825TQ-R700LP chassis can accommodate up to seven
low-profile PCI expansion cards. PCI cards are installed directly to the serverboard
(riser cards are not needed).
2. PCI Card Installation
Before installing a PCI add-on card, make sure you install it into a slot that supports
the speed of the card (see step 1, above). Begin by removing the screw that secures the PCI slot shield to the chassis. Insert the expansion card into the correct
slot on the serverboard, pushing down with your thumbs evenly on both sides of the
card. Finish by securing it to the IO backplane with the screw you removed from
the shield. Follow this procedure when adding a card to other slots.
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Serverboard Details
Figure 5-4. SUPER X7DB3 Layout
(not drawn to scale)
Kybd/
Mouse
JPW1
FAN6 FAN5
BANK4
VGA
BANK3
Parallel
Port
DIMM 4B
DIMM 3B
BANK2
COM1
CPU1/
FAN7
Speaker
DIMM 2B
BANK1
USB0/1
JPW2
DIMM 1B
SMBUS PSF
J3P
JAR
JPW3
FAN1
DIMM 4A
JF1
CPU 1
DIMM 3A
FAN2
DIMM 2A
JD1
DIMM 1A
JP1
JLAN1
LE1
JOH1
CPU 2
North
JLAN2
Bridge
CPU2/FAN3
FAN8
JCF1
JWF1
SEPC
ATI
ES 1000
JBT1
Battery
Slot #4: x4 PCI Express
BIOS
JWD
JSLED1
SATA4~7
X7DB3
Slot #5: x8 PCI Express
J22
Slot #3: 133 MHz PCI-X
JUSB3
JPL1
JPL2
PXH
Slot #2: 133 MHz PCI-X
JWOL
JWOR
AIC-9410
SATA0~3
SUPER
IDE #1
Slot #6: x8 PCI Express
Floppy
Bridge
JPG1
IDE #2 (Compact Flash)
South
SGPIO1 SGPIO2
Slot #7: SIM IPMI
DA2
JUSB2
Slot #1: 100 MHz PCI-X (ZCR)
JK1
COM2
JL1 SATA4 SATA5
SMB
SATA0 SATA1 SATA2 SATA3
JPA1
JSA3
FAN4
Notes:
Jumpers not noted are for test purposes only.
The IDE#2 slot is for Compact Flash card use only. To use, close jumper JCF1 and connect the compact
flash power to JWF1.
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X7DB3 Quick Reference
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
J3P
3rd Power Fail Detect
Open (Disabled)
JBT1
CMOS Clear
(See Section 5-9)
JCF1
JPG1
Compact Flash Master/Slave Select
VGA Enable/Disable
Closed (Master)
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPL1/ JPL2
JLAN1/JLAN2 Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JWD
Watch Dog
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
Connector
Description
COM1/COM2
FAN 1-8
IDE#1
IDE#2
J7
J22
JAR
JD1
JF1
JK1
JL1
JLAN1/2
JOH1
JPW1
JPW2
JPW3
JUSB2/JUSB3
JWF1
JWOL
JWOR
PSF
Parallel
SATA0-SATA5
SAS0~3, SAS4~7
SGPIO1/SGPIO2
SIM IPMI (Slot 7)
SMB
SMBUS
COM1/COM2 Serial Port Connector/Header
Fan Headers 1-8
IDE Hard Drive Connector
Compact Flash Card Connector
BIOS Recovery
Floppy Disk Drive Connector
Alarm Reset
Power LED (pins1-3)/Speaker Header (pins 4-7)
Front Control Panel Connector
Keylock Header
Chassis Intrusion Header
Gigabit Ethernet Ports
Overheat LED
Primary 24-Pin ATX Power Connector
Auxiliary Power Connector
Processor Power Connector
Extra USB Headers (JUSB2/3 and JUSB4)
Compact Flash Card Power Connector
Wake-on-LAN Header
Wake-on-Ring Header
Power Supply Fail Header
Parallel (Printer) Port
Intel SATA Ports
SAS 0~3, SAS 4~7 Ports
SGPIO Headers
IPMI Connector
System Management Bus Header
System Management (I2C) Power Header
USB0/1
USB Ports
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Connector Definitions
ATX Power 24-pin Connector
Pin Definitions (JPW1)
ATX Power Connector
Pin#
Definition
13
+3.3V
1
+3.3V
The primary ATX power supply connector meets the SSI (Superset ATX)
14
-12V
2
+3.3V
15
COM
3
COM
24-pin specification. Make sure that
the orientation of the connector is
16
PS_ON
4
+5V
17
COM
5
COM
correct. See the table on the right for
18
COM
6
+5V
pin definitions.
19
COM
7
COM
20
Res (NC)
8
PWR_OK
21
+5V
9
5VSB
22
+5V
10
+12V
23
+5V
11
+12V
24
COM
12
+3.3V
Auxiliary Power Connector
In addition to the Primary ATX power
connector (above), the Auxiliary 4-pin
connector at JPW2 must also be connected to your power supply. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Processor Power Connector
JPW3 must also be connected to the
power supply to provide power for the
processor(s). See the table on the
Pin #
Definition
+12V 4-pin Aux. Power
Pin Definitions (JPW2)
Pins
Definition
1&2
Ground
3&4
+12V
Processor Power
Pin Definitions (JPW3)
Pins
Definition
1 through 4
Ground
5 through 8
+12V
right for pin definitions.
NMI Button
NMI Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The non-maskable interrupt button
header is located on pins 19 and 20
of JF1. Refer to the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Power LED
Pin#
Definition
19
Control
20
Ground
Power LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power LED connection is located
on pins 15 and 16 of JF1. Refer to the
table on the right for pin definitions.
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Pin#
Definition
15
Vcc
16
Control
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HDD LED
HDD LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The HDD (IDE Hard Disk Drive) LED
Pin#
Definition
connection is located on pins 13 and
13
Vcc
14 of JF1. Attach the IDE hard drive
LED cable to display disk activity.
14
HD Active
Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
NIC1 LED
The NIC1 (Network Interface Controller) LED connection is located on pins
11 and 12 of JF1. Attach the NIC1
LED cable to display network activity.
Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
NIC1 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
11
Vcc
12
Ground
NIC2 LED
The NIC2 (Network Interface Controller) LED connection is located on pins
9 and 10 of JF1. Attach the NIC2
LED cable to display network activity.
Refer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
NIC2 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
9
Vcc
10
Ground
Overheat/Fan Fail LED (OH)
Connect an LED to the OH connection
on pins 7 and 8 of JF1 to provide advanced warning of chassis overheating or fan fail. Refer to the table on
the right for pin definitions.
5-13
OH/Fan Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
7
Vcc
8
Ground
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Power Fail LED
Power Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power Fail LED connection is
Pin#
Definition
located on pins 5 and 6 of JF1. Re-
5
Vcc
fer to the table on the right for pin
definitions.
6
Ground
Reset Button
Reset Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Reset Button connection is located on pins 3 and 4 of JF1. Attach
it to the hardware reset switch on the
computer case. Refer to the table on
the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
Power Button
The Power Button connection is
located on pins 1 and 2 of JF1. Momentarily contacting both pins will
power on/off the system. This button
can also be configured to function
as a suspend button (see the Power
Button Mode setting in BIOS). To turn
off the power when set to suspend
mode, depress the button for at least
4 seconds. Refer to the table on the
right for pin definitions.
Universal Serial Bus
(USB0/1)
Power Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
1
PW_ON
2
Ground
Universal Serial Bus
Pin Definitions (USB0/1)
USB0
Pin #
Definition
Two Universal Serial Bus ports are
located on the IO backplane. USB0
is the bottom connector and USB1 is
the top connector. See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
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USB1
Pin #
Definition
1
+5V
1
+5V
2
PO-
2
PO-
3
PO+
3
PO+
4
Ground
4
Ground
5
N/A
5
Key
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Serial Ports
Serial Port Pin Definitions
(COM1/COM2)
The COM1 serial port is located on
Pin #
Definition
Pin #
Definition
the IO backplane. COM2 is a header
1
DCD
6
DSR
on the serverboard (see serverboard
layout for location). See the table on
2
RXD
7
RTS
3
TXD
8
CTS
the right for pin definitions.
4
DTR
9
RI
5
Ground
10
NC
Note: Pin 10 is included on the header but not on
the port. NC indicates no connection.
Power Fail Header
Power Fail Header
Pin Definitions (PSF)
Connect a cable from your power supply to the Power Fail header to provide
you with warning of a power supply
failure. The warning signal is passed
through the PWR_LED pin to indicate
a power failure. See the table on the
right for pin definitions. Note: this
header is unused on the 6025B-3,
which has only a single power supply
module.
Pin#
Definition
1
P/S 1 Fail Signal
2
P/S 2 Fail Signal
3
P/S 3 Fail Signal
4
Alarm Reset
Note: This feature is only available when using
redundant Supermicro power supplies.
Fan Headers
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
(Fan1-5)
The X7DB3 has five fan headers,
designated Fan1 through Fan5. Fan
speed is controlled via Thermal Management with a BIOS setting. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground (Black)
2
+12V (Red)
3
Tachometer
4
PWM Control
Chassis Intrusion
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions (JL1)
A Chassis Intrusion header is located
at JL1. Attach the appropriate cable
to inform you of a chassis intrusion.
5-15
Pin#
Definition
1
Intrusion Input
2
Ground
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Extra Universal Serial Bus
Headers
Front Panel Universal Serial Bus
Pin Definitions (JUSB2/JUSB3)
Three additional USB headers
(USB2/3 and USB4) are included on
the serverboard. These may be used
for front side access. A USB cable
(not included) is needed for the connection. See the table on the right for
USB2
Pin #
Definition
USB3, USB4
Pin #
Definition
1
+5V
1
+5V
2
PO-
2
PO-
3
PO+
3
PO+
4
Ground
4
Ground
5
Key
5
NC
pin definitions.
Power LED/Speaker
Speaker Connector
Pin Definitions (JD1)
On the JD1 header, pins 1-3 are for
a power LED, pins 4-7 are for the
speaker. See the table on the right
for speaker pin definitions. Note:
The speaker connector pins are for
use with an external speaker. If you
wish to use the onboard speaker, you
should close pins 6-7 with a jumper.
Pin #
Function
Definition
4
+
Speaker data (red wire)
5
Key
No connection
6
Key
7
Speaker data
ATX PS/2 Keyboard and
PS/2 Mouse Ports
PS/2 Keyboard and
Mouse Ports
Pin Definitions
The ATX PS/2 keyboard and the PS/2
mouse ports are located beside the
USB ports. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
NC
3
Ground
4
VCC
5
Clock
6
NC
Overheat LED
Connect an LED to the JOH1 header
to provide warning of a chassis overheating condition. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
5-16
Overheat LED
Pin Definitions
(JOH1)
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V
2
OH Active
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Wake-On-LAN
Wake-On-LAN
Pin Definitions
(JWOL)
The Wake-On-LAN header is designated JWOL. See the table on the
right for pin definitions. You must
enable the LAN Wake-Up setting in
BIOS to use this feature. You must
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V Standby
2
Ground
3
Wake-up
also have a LAN card with a Wakeon-LAN connector and cable.
Wake-On-Ring
Wake-On-Ring
Pin Definitions
(JWOR)
The Wake-On-Ring header is designated JWOR. This function allows
your computer to receive and "wakeup" by an incoming call to the modem
when in suspend state. See the table
on the right for pin definitions. You
must have a WOR card and cable to
use this feature.
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground (Black)
2
Wake-up
SMBUS
SMB Header
Pin Definitions
(SMBUS)
The System Management Bus header
(for the PCI bus) designated SMBUS
is located near the CPU1 Fan header.
Connect the appropriate cable here to
utilize SMB on your system. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
Ground
3
Clock
4
No Connection
SMB (I2C)
Pin Definitions (SMB)
SMB (I2C)
The SMB header is for I2C, which may
be used to monitor the status of the
power supply. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
5-17
Pin#
Definition
1
Clock
2
SMB Data
3
N/A
4
N/A
5
N/A
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SGPIO
SGPIO Header
Pin Definitions (SGPIO1, SGPIO2)
The two headers labeled SGPIO1
and SGPIO2 are for SGPIO (Se-
Pin#
Definition
rial General Purpose Input/Output).
SGPIO provides a bus between the
1
NC
2
NC
3
Ground
4
Data
SATA controller and the SAS drive
5
Load
6
Ground
backplane to provide SAS enclosure
7
NC
8
NC
management functions. Connect the
appropriate cables from the back-
Pin #
Definition
Note: NC indicates no connection.
plane to the SGPIO1 and SGPIO2
headers to utilize SAS management
functions on your system.
JLAN1/2 (Ethernet Ports)
Two Ethernet ports (designated JLAN1
and JLAN2) are located beside the
VGA port on the I/O backplane. These
ports accept RJ45 type cables.
Alarm Reset (JAR)
The system will notify you in the event
of a power supply failure. This feature
assumes that Supermicro redundant
power supply units are installed in the
chassis. Connect a microswitch to the
JAR header to disable the power supply
fail alarm. Note: this header is unused
on the 6025B-3, which has only a single
power supply module.
Keylock
The keyboard lock connector is designated JK1. Utilizing this header allows
you to inhibit any actions made on the
keyboard, effectively "locking" it.
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Alarm Reset
Pin Definitions (JAR)
Pin#
Definition
2
+5V
1
Ground
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Jumper Settings
Explanation of
Jumpers
To m o di f y t he o p er at i o n of t he
serverboard, jumpers can be used
3
2
1
3
2
1
Connector
Pins
to choose between optional settings.
Jumpers create shorts between two
Jumper
pins to change the function of the
connector. Pin 1 is identified with a
square solder pad on the printed circuit
Setting
board. See the diagram at right for
an example of jumping pins 1 and 2.
Refer to the serverboard layout page
for jumper locations.
Note: On two-pin jumpers, "Closed"
means the jumper is on and "Open"
means the jumper is off the pins.
CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS and will also clear any passwords. Instead of pins,
this jumper consists of contact pads to prevent accidentally clearing the contents
of CMOS.
To clear CMOS,
1) First power down the system and unplug the power cord(s)
2) With the power disconnected, short the CMOS pads with a metal object such as
a small screwdriver
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.
VGA Enable/Disable
JPG1 allows you to enable or disable
the VGA port. The default position
is on pins 1 and 2 to enable VGA.
See the table on the right for jumper
settings.
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VGA Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPG1)
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
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3rd Power Supply Fail Detect
Enable/Disable
3rd Power Supply Fail
Detect Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (J3P)
The system can notify you in the event
Jumper Setting
of a power supply failure. This feature
Open
Disabled
Closed
Enabled
assumes that three power supply units
are installed in the chassis with one
Definition
acting as a backup. If you only have
one or two power supply units installed,
you should disable this (the default setting) with J3P to prevent false alarms.
See the table on right for jumper settings.
Note: JP10 should be disabled on the
6025B-3, which has only a single power supply.
JLAN Enable/Disable
JLAN Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings (JPL1, JPL2)
Change the setting of jumper JPL1 or
JPL2 to enable or disable the onboard
LAN ports JLAN1 and JLAN2, respectively. See the table on the right for
jumper settings. The default setting
is enabled
Compact Flash Master/
Slave
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
Compact Flash
Master/Slave
Jumper Settings (JCF1)
The JCF1 jumper allows you to assign
either master or slave status to the
compact flash card. See the table on
the right for jumper settings.
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Jumper Setting
Definition
Closed
Master
Open
Slave
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Watch Dog Enable/Disable
JWD controls the Watch Dog func-
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings (JWD)
tion. Watch Dog is a system monitor
that can reboot the system when a
software application is “hung up”. Pins
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Reset
1-2 will cause WD to reset the system
Pins 2-3
NMI
if an application is hung up. Pins 2-3
Open
Disabled
will generate a non-maskable interrupt
signal for the application that is hung
up. 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
to disable the Watch Dog Timer.
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JLAN LED
(Connection Speed Indicator)
JLAN1/JLAN2 LEDs
The Ethernet ports (located beside the
VGA port) have two LEDs. On each
Gigabit LAN port, one LED indicates
activity when blinking while the other
LED may be green, amber or off to
indicate the speed of the connection.
See the table on the right for the functions associated with the connection
speed LED.
5-21
LED Color
Definition
Off
10 Mb/s
Green
100 Mb/s
Amber
1 Gb/s
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5-11 Parallel Port, Floppy, IDE and SAS and SATA Drive
Connections
Note the following when connecting the floppy and hard disk drive cables:
•
The floppy disk drive cable has seven twisted wires.
• A red mark on a wire typically designates the location of pin 1.
• A single floppy disk drive ribbon cable has 34 wires and two connectors to provide
for two floppy disk drives. The connector with twisted wires always connects to
drive A, and the connector that does not have twisted wires always connects to
drive B.
Parallel Port Connector
The parallel (printer) port is located
above the COM1 and VGA ports. See
the table below for pin definitions.
Parallel (Printer) Port
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
Strobe-
2
Auto Feed-
3
Data Bit 0
4
Error-
5
Data Bit 1
6
Init-
7
Data Bit 2
8
SLCT IN-
9
Data Bit 3
10
GND
11
Data Bit 4
12
GND
13
Data Bit 5
14
GND
15
Data Bit 6
16
GND
17
Data Bit 7
18
GND
19
ACK
20
GND
21
BUSY
22
Write Data
23
PE
24
Write Gate
25
SLCT
26
NC
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Pin #
Definition
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Floppy Connector
The floppy connector is designated
J22.
See the table below for pin
definitions.
Floppy Drive Connector
Pin Definitions (J22)
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
FDHDIN
3
Ground
4
Reserved
5
Key
6
FDEDIN
7
Ground
8
Index
9
Ground
10
Motor Enable
11
Ground
12
Drive Select B
13
Ground
14
Drive Select B
15
Ground
16
Motor Enable
17
Ground
18
DIR
19
Ground
20
STEP
21
Ground
22
Write Data
23
Ground
24
Write Gate
25
Ground
26
Track 00
27
Ground
28
Write Protect
29
Ground
30
Read Data
31
Ground
32
Side 1 Select
33
Ground
34
Diskette
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Pin #
Definition
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IDE Connectors
IDE Drive Connectors
Pin Definitions (IDE#1, IDE#2)
There are no jumpers to config-
Pin#
Definition
Pin #
Definition
ure the onboard IDE#1 and #2
1
Reset IDE
2
Ground
connectors. See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
3
Host Data 7
4
Host Data 8
5
Host Data 6
6
Host Data 9
7
Host Data 5
8
Host Data 10
9
Host Data 4
10
Host Data 11
11
Host Data 3
12
Host Data 12
13
Host Data 2
14
Host Data 13
15
Host Data 1
16
Host Data 14
17
Host Data 0
18
Host Data 15
19
Ground
20
Key
21
DRQ3
22
Ground
23
I/O Write
24
Ground
25
I/O Read
26
Ground
27
IOCHRDY
28
BALE
29
DACK3
30
Ground
31
IRQ14
32
IOCS16
33
Addr1
34
Ground
35
Addr0
36
Addr2
37
Chip Select 0
38
Chip Select 1
39
Activity
40
Ground
SATA Port Pin Definitions
(SATA0 - SATA5)
SATA Ports
There are no jumpers to configure the onboard SATA connectors. See the table on the
right for pin definitions.
5-24
Pin #
Definition
1
Ground
2
TXP
3
TXN
4
Ground
5
RXN
6
RXP
7
Ground
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SAS Ports
SAS Port Pin Definitions
(SAS0-3 ~ SAS4-7)
There are eight SAS (Serial
Attached SCSI) ports (one port
Pin#
Definition
Pin #
Definition
A1
Ground
B1
Ground
for SAS0-3 and one port for
SAS4-7) on the serverboard.
A2
RX 0+
B2
TX 0+
A3
RX 0-
B3
TX 0-
See the table on the right for
A4
Ground
B4
Ground
pin definitions.
A5
RX 1+
B5
TX 1+
A6
RX 1-
B6
TX 1-
A7
Ground
B7
Ground
A8
SB7
B8
SB0
A9
SB3
B9
SB1
A10
SB4
B10
SB2
A11
SB5
B11
SB6
A12
Ground
B12
Ground
A13
RX 2+
B13
TX 2+
A14
RX 2-
B14
TX 2-
A15
Ground
B15
Ground
A16
RX 3+
B16
TX 3+
A17
RX 3-
B17
TX 3-
A18
Ground
B18
Ground
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Notes
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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 SC825TQ-560LP/SC825TQ-R700LP 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.
6-1
Static-Sensitive Devices
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent
damage to any printed circuit boards (PCBs), it is important to handle them very
carefully. The following measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment
from ESD damage.
Precautions
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic
bag.
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules or gold contacts.
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
Put the motherboard, add-on cards and peripherals back into their antistatic bags
when not in use.
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the 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
USB/COM Ports
3.5" Drive Bays
Slim DVD-ROM Drive
Control Panel
SAS Drives (8)
Parallel Port
Keyboard/Mouse Ports
Power Supply*
USB Ports
COM1 Port
VGA Port
7 Low-Profile PCI Slots
Ethernet Ports
*Note: the lower (bottom) power supply module is a dummy on the 6025B-3. On the 6025B-3R, a redundant power supply module is located here.
6-2
Control Panel
The control panel (located on the front of the chassis) must be connected to the
JF1 connector on the serverboard to provide you with system status indications. A
ribbon cable has bundled these wires together to simplify the connection. Connect
the cable from JF1 on the serverboard to JP4 on the Control Panel PCB (printed
circuit board). Make sure the red wire plugs into pin 1 on both JF1 and JP4. Pull
all excess cabling out of the airflow path. The LEDs inform you of system status.
See Chapter 3 for details on the LEDs and the control panel buttons. Details on
JF1 can be found in Chapter 5.
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Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
6-3
System Fans
Three 8-cm fans provide all the cooling needed for the SuperServer 6025B-3/6025B3R. It is very important that the chassis top cover is properly installed and making
a good seal in order for the cooling air to circulate properly through the chassis and
cool the components. See Figure 6-2.
System Fan Failure
Fan speed is controlled by system temperature via a BIOS setting. If a fan fails,
the remaining fans will ramp up to full speed and the overheat/fan fail LED on the
control panel will flash. 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 (see instructions in Chapter 2) while the system is still running
to determine which of the fans has failed.
The hot-plug fan will start to function upon connection to its fan header on the
serverboard.
Replacing System Fans
1. Removing a fan
Remove the chassis cover. Press the tabs on the top of the fan housing and remove
the fan in its housing (see Figure 6-2). System power does not need to be shut
down since the fans are all hot-pluggable.
2. Installing a new fan
Replace the failed fan with an identical 8-cm, 12 volt fan (available from Supermicro,
p/n FAN-0070). Position the new fan at its proper place in the chassis by fitting the
fan with its housing onto the fan mounts in the chassis. A "click" can be heard if
the fan (in its housing) is properly installed. If the system power is on, the hot-plug
feature will cause the fan to start immediately upon being connected to its header
on the serverboard.
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Figure 6-2. Removing a System Fan
6-4
Drive Bay Installation/Removal
Accessing the Drive Bays
SAS Drives: You do not need to access the inside of the chassis or remove power
to replace or swap SAS drives. Proceed to the next step for instructions.
Note: You must use standard SAS drives in the SuperServer 6025B-3/6025B-3R.
DVD-ROM/Floppy Disk Drive: For installing/removing the DVD-ROM or floppy disk
drive, you will need to gain access to the inside of the server by removing the top
cover of the chassis. Proceed to the "DVD-ROM and Floppy Drive Installation"
section later in this chapter for instructions.
3.5" Drive Bay: For installing/removing a component in the 3.5" drive bays, proceed
to the "3.5" Drive Bay Installation" section later in this chapter for instructions.
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Chapter 6: Advanced Chassis Setup
SAS Drive Installation
1. Mounting a SAS drive in a drive carrier
The SAS drives are mounted in drive carriers to simplify their installation and removal from the chassis. These carriers also help promote proper airflow for the
drives. For this reason, even empty carriers without SAS drives installed must
remain in the chassis. To add a new SAS drive, install a drive into the carrier with
the printed circuit board side facing down so that the mounting holes align with those
in the carrier. Secure the drive to the carrier with six screws, as shown in Figure
6-3.
Figure 6-3. Mounting a SAS Drive in a Carrier
!
Use caution when working around the SAS backplane. Do not
touch the backplane with any metal objects and make sure no
ribbon cables touch the backplane or obstruct the holes, which
aid in proper airflow.
!
Important: Regardless of how many SAS hard drives are installed,
all drive carriers must remain in the drive bays to maintain proper
airflow.
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2. Installing/removing hot-swap SAS drives
The SAS drive carriers are all easily accessible at the front of the chassis. These
hard drives are hot-pluggable, meaning they can be removed and installed without
powering down the system. To remove a carrier, push the release button located
beside the drive LEDs. Then swing the handle fully out and use it to pull the unit
straight out (see Figure 6-4).
Note: Your operating system must have RAID support to enable the hot-plug capability of the SAS drives.
Figure 6-4. Removing a SAS Drive Carrier
Handle
Release Button
!
Important: All of the SAS drive carriers must remain in the drive
bays to maintain proper cooling airflow.
Hard Drive Backplane
The SAS drives plug into a backplane that provides power, drive ID and bus termination. A RAID controller can be used with the backplane to provide data security.
The operating system you use must have RAID support to enable the hot-swap
capability of the SAS drives.
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Installing Components in the 3.5" Drive Bays
Two 3.5" drive bays are located in the front of the chassis. Drives installed here are
not connected to the SAS backplane and are not hot-swappable, meaning system
power must be turned off before installing and/or removing them.
To remove the drive carrier, first power down the system and then remove the top
cover of the chassis. Unscrew the retention screw at the top center of the drive,
then push the drive carrier out from the back until you can grasp and pull it out
through the front of the chassis. Attach the component to the carrier if installing.
Then reverse the drive carrier removal procedure to install the drive, making sure
you screw in the retention screw. Replace the top cover when finished.
DVD-ROM Installation
The top cover of the chassis must be opened to gain full access to the DVD-ROM
drive bay. The 6025B-3/6025B-3R accomodates only slim type DVD-ROM drives.
Side mounting brakets are typically needed to mount a slim DVD-ROM drive in the
6025B-3/6025B-3R server.
First, release the retention screws that secure the server unit to the rack. Grasp
the two handles on either side and pull the unit straight out until it locks (you will
hear a "click"). Next, depress the two buttons on the top of the chassis to release
the top cover and at the same time, push the cover away from you until it stops.
You can then lift the top cover from the chassis to gain full access to the inside
of the server. You must power down the system before installing or removing a
DVD-ROM drive.
Drives mount on rails and should "click" into place to be correctly and fully installed
in their bays. A color mark on a cable typically designates the location of pin 1.
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Power Supply
6025B-3
The SuperServer 6025B-3 has a single 560 watt power supply, which is autoswitching capable. This enables it to automatically sense and operate with a 100v
- 240v input voltage.
Power Supply Failure
If the power supply module fails, the system will shut down and you will need to
replace the module. Replacements can be ordered directly from Supermicro (see
contact information in the Preface). As the power supply module in the 6025B-3
is not cold-swappable, you will need to remove the chassis cover and disconnect
all power cables from the power supply unit before removing and replacing the
power supply.
Removing/Replacing the Power Supply
1. Removing the power supply
First unplug the power cord from the power supply module. Remove the cover
from the chassis and disconnect all power cables from the motherboard and any
components. Then remove the screws that secure the power module to the chassis. Finally, pull the module straight out by the handle.
2. Installing a new power supply
Replace the failed power supply with an identical power supply module (p/n PWS561-1H). Reconnect all power cables from the power supply to the motherboard and
components. Replace the chassis cover and reconnect the AC power cord. Finish
by depressing the power button on the chassis front control panel to restart the
system. has a single 550 watt power supply, which is auto-switching capable. This
enables it to automatically sense and operate with a 100v - 240v input voltage.
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6025B-3R
The SuperServer 6025B-3R has a 700 watt redundant power supply consisting of
two 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.
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 (see contact information
in the Preface). The power supply units have a hot-swap capability, meaning you
can replace the failed unit without powering down the system.
Removing/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.
1. Removing the power supply
First unplug the power cord from the failed power supply module. Then depress
the locking tab on the power supply module and use the handle to pull it straight
out with the rounded handle.
2. Installing a new power supply
Replace the failed hot-swap unit with another identical power supply unit (p/n
PWS-702A-1R). Simply push the new power supply unit into the power bay until
you hear a click. Secure the locking tab on the unit and finish by plugging the AC
power cord back into the unit.
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Chapter 7: BIOS
Chapter 7
BIOS
7-1 Introduction
This chapter describes the Phoenix BIOS™ Setup utility for the X7DB3. The
Phoenix ROM BIOS is stored in a flash chip and can be easily upgraded using a
floppy disk-based program.
Note: Due to periodic changes to the BIOS, some settings may have been added or
deleted and might not yet be recorded in this manual. Please refer to the Manual
Download area of the Supermicro web site <http://www.supermicro.com> for any
changes to the BIOS that may not be reflected in this manual.
System BIOS
The BIOS is the Basic Input Output System used in all IBM® PC, XT™, AT®, and
PS/2® compatible computers. The Phoenix BIOS stores the system parameters,
types of disk drives, video displays, etc. in the CMOS. The CMOS memory requires
very little electrical power. When the computer is turned off, a backup battery provides power to the CMOS Logic, enabling it to retain system parameters. Each time
the computer is powered on the computer is configured with the values stored in
the CMOS Logic by the system BIOS, which gains control at boot up.
How To Change the Configuration Data
The CMOS information that determines the system parameters may be changed by
entering the BIOS Setup utility. This Setup utility can be accessed by pressing the
<Delete> key at the appropriate time during system boot. (See below.)
Starting the Setup Utility
Normally, the only visible POST (Power On Self Test) routine is the memory test. As
the memory is being tested, press the <Delete> key to enter the main menu of the
BIOS Setup utility. From the main menu, you can access the other setup screens,
such as the Security and Power menus. Beginning with Section 7-3, detailed descriptions are given for each parameter setting in the Setup utility.
Warning: Do not shut down or reset the system while updating BIOS to
prevent possible boot failure.
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Running Setup
*Default settings are in bold text unless otherwise noted.
The BIOS setup options described in this section are selected by choosing the appropriate text from the main BIOS Setup screen. All displayed text is described in
this section, although the screen display is often all you need to understand how
to set the options (see next page).
When you first power on the computer, the Phoenix BIOS™ is immediately activated.
While the BIOS is in control, the Setup program can be activated in one of two
ways:
1. By pressing <Delete> immediately after turning the system on, or
2. When the message shown below appears briefly at the bottom of the screen during
the POST (Power On Self-Test), press the <Delete> key to activate the main Setup
menu:
Press the <Delete> key to enter Setup
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Main BIOS Setup
All main Setup options are described in this section. The main BIOS Setup screen
is displayed below.
Use the Up/Down arrow keys to move among the different settings in each menu.
Use the Left/Right arrow keys to change the options for each setting.
Press the <Esc> key to exit the CMOS Setup Menu. The next section describes in
detail how to navigate through the menus.
Items that use submenus are indicated with the
press the <Enter> key to access the submenu.
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Chapter 7: BIOS
Main BIOS Setup Menu
Main Setup Features
System Time
To set the system date and time, key in the correct information in the appropriate
fields. Then press the <Enter> key to save the data.
System Date
Using the arrow keys, highlight the month, day and year fields, and enter the correct
data. Press the <Enter> key to save the data.
BIOS Date
This field displays the date when this version of BIOS was built.
Legacy Diskette A
This setting allows the user to set the type of floppy disk drive installed as diskette A.
The options are Disabled, 360Kb 5.25 in, 1.2MB 5.25 in, 720Kb 3.5 in, 1.44/1.25MB,
3.5 in and 2.88MB 3.5 in.
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IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave, IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave, SATA
Port2 and SATA Port3
These settings allow the user to set the parameters of IDE Channel 0 Master/
Slave, IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave, IDE Channel 2 Master, IDE Channel 3 Master
slots. Hit <Enter> to activate the following sub-menu screen for detailed options
of these items. Set the correct configurations accordingly. The items included in
the sub-menu are:
Type
Selects the type of IDE hard drive. The options are Auto, (which allows the BIOS
to automatically determine the hard drive's capacity, number of heads, etc.), a
number from 1-39 to select a predetermined type of hard drive, CDROM and
ATAPI Removable. The option "User" will allow the user to enter the parameters
of the HDD installed at this connection. The option "Auto" will allow the BIOS to
automatically configure the parameters of the HDD installed at the connection.
Choose the option 1-39 to select a predetermined HDD type. Select CDROM if a
CDROM drive is installed. Select ATAPI if a removable disk drive is installed.
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CHS Format
The following items will be displayed by the BIOS:
TYPE: This item displays the type of IDE or SATA Device.
Cylinders: This item indicates the status of Cylinders.
Headers: This item indicates the number of headers.
Sectors: This item displays the number of sectors.
Maximum Capacity: This item displays the maximum storage capacity of the
system.
LBA Format
The following items will be displayed by the BIOS:
Total Sectors: This item displays the number of total sectors available in the
LBA Format.
Maximum Capacity: This item displays the maximum capacity in the LBA
Format.
Multi-Sector Transfers
This item allows the user to specify the number of sectors per block to be
used in multi-sector transfer. The options are Disabled, 4 Sectors, 8 Sectors,
and 16 Sectors.
LBA Mode Control
This item determines whether the Phoenix BIOS will access the IDE Channel 0
Master Device via the LBA mode. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
32 Bit I/O
This option allows the user to enable or disable the function of 32-bit data transfer.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Transfer Mode
This option allows the user to set the transfer mode. The options are Standard,
Fast PIO1, Fast PIO2, Fast PIO3, Fast PIO4, FPIO3/DMA1 and FPIO4/DMA2.
Ultra DMA Mode
This option allows the user to select Ultra DMA Mode. The options are Disabled,
Mode 0, Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode 3, Mode 4, and Mode 5.
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Parallel ATA
This setting allows the user to enable or disable the function of Parallel ATA. The
options are Disabled, Channel 0, Channel 1, and Both.
Serial ATA
This setting allows the user to enable or disable the function of Serial ATA. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
Native Mode Operation
Select the native mode for ATA. The options are: Parallel ATA, Serial ATA, Both,
and Auto.
SATA Controller Mode
Select Compatible to allow the SATA and PATA drives to be automatically-detected
and be placed in the Legacy Mode by the BIOS. Select Enhanced to allow the SATA
and PATA drives to be to be automatically-detected and be placed in the Native
IDE Mode. Note: The Enhanced mode is supported by the Windows 2000 OS
or a later version.
When the SATA Controller Mode is set to "Enhanced", the following items will
display:
Serial ATA (SATA) RAID Enable
Select Enable to enable Serial ATA RAID Functions. (For a Windows OS environment,
use the RAID driver if this feature is set to Enabled. When this item is set to Enabled,
the item: "ICH RAID Code Base" will be available for you to select Intel firmware
to be activated. If this item is set to Disabled, the item-SATA AHCI Enable will be
available.) The options are Enabled and Disabled.
ICH RAID Code Base
Select Intel to enable Intel's SATA RAID firmware. The default setting is Intel.
SATA AHCI
Select Enable to enable the function of Serial ATA Advanced Host Interface. (Exercise
caution when using this function. This feature is for advanced programmers only.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.)
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System Memory
This display informs you how much system memory is recognized as being present
in the system.
Extended Memory
This display informs you how much extended memory is recognized as being
present in the system.
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Advanced Setup
Choose Advanced from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys.
You should see the following display. The items with a triangle beside them have sub
menus that can be accessed by highlighting the item and pressing <Enter>.
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Boot Features
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Quick Boot Mode
If enabled, this feature will speed up the POST (Power On Self Test) routine by
skipping certain tests after the computer is turned on. The settings are Enabled
and Disabled. If Disabled, the POST routine will run at normal speed.
Quiet Boot
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the graphic logo screen during
boot-up.
ACPI Mode
Use the setting to determine if you want to employ ACPI (Advanced Configuration
and Power Interface) power management on your system. The options are
Yes and No.
Power Button Behavior
If set to Instant-Off, the system will power off immediately as soon as the user
hits the power button. If set to 4-sec., the system will power off when the user
presses the power button for 4 seconds or longer. The options are instant-off
and 4-sec override.
Resume On Modem Ring
Select On to “wake your system up” when an incoming call is received by
your modem. The options are On and Off.
Power Loss Control
This setting allows you to choose how the system will react when power returns
after an unexpected loss of power. The options are Stay Off, Power On, and
Last State.
Watch Dog
If enabled, this option will automatically reset the system if the system is not
active for more than 5 minutes. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Summary Screen
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable the summary screen which displays
the system configuration during bootup.
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Memory Cache
Cache System BIOS Area
This setting allows you to designate a reserve area in the system memory to be
used as a System BIOS buffer to allow the BIOS write (cache) its data into this
reserved memory area. Select "Write Protect" to enable this function, and this
area will be reserved for BIOS ROM access only. Select "Uncached" to disable this
function and make this area available for other devices.
Cache Video BIOS Area
This setting allows you to designate a reserve area in the system memory to be
used as a Video BIOS buffer to allow the BIOS write (cache) its data into this
reserved memory area. Select "Write Protect" to enable the function and this area
will be reserved for Video BIOS ROM access only. Select "Uncached" to disable
this function and make this area available for other devices.
Cache Base 0-512K
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the base memory area: block
0-512K to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in the Static DROM
(SDROM) or to be written into the L1/L2 cache inside the CPU to speed up CPU
operations. Select "Uncached" to disable this function. Select "Write Through" to
allow data to be cached into the buffer and written into the system memory at the
same time. Select "Write Protect" to prevent data from being written into the base
memory area of Block 0-512K. Select "Write Back" to allow CPU to write data back
directly from the buffer without writing data to the System Memory for fast CPU
data processing and operation. The options are Uncached, Write Through, Write
Protect, and Write Back.
Cache Base 512K-640K
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the memory area: 512K-640K
to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in the Static DROM (SDROM)
or written into the L1, L2, L3 cache inside the CPU to speed up CPU operations.
Select "Uncached" to disable this function. Select "Write Through" to allow data to
be cached into the buffer and written into the system memory at the same time.
Select "Write Protect" to prevent data from being written into the base memory
area of Block 512-640K. Select "Write Back" to allow CPU to write data back
directly from the buffer without writing data to the System Memory for fast CPU
data processing and operation. The options are Uncached, Write Through, Write
Protect, and Write Back.
Cache Extended Memory
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the extended memory area to
be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in the Static DROM (SDROM)
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or written into the L1, L2, L3 cache inside the CPU to speed up CPU operations.
Select "Uncached" to disable this function. Select "Write Through" to allow data to
be cached into the buffer and written into the system memory at the same time.
Select "Write Protect" to prevent data from being written into the base memory area
of Block 0-512K. Select "Write Back" to allow CPU to write data back directly from
the buffer without writing data to the System Memory for fast CPU data processing
and operation.
Discrete MTRR Allocation
If enabled, MTRRs (-Memory Type Range Registers) are configured as distinct,
separate units and cannot be overlapped. If enabled, the user can achieve better
graphic effects when using a Linux graphic driver that requires the write-combining
configuration with 4GB or more memory. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
PCI Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings for PCI devices.
Onboard GLAN1/Onboard GLAN2 (Gigabit- LAN) OPROM Configure
Enabling this option provides the capability to boot from GLAN. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
Onboard SCSI OPROM Configure
Enabling this option provides the capitally to boot from SCSI HDD. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
PCI Parity Error Forwarding
The feature allows SERR and PERR errors detected in PCI slots to be sent
(forwarded) to the BIOS DMI Event Log for the user to review. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Reset Configuration Data
If set to Yes, this setting clears the Extended System Configuration Data- (ESCD)
area. The options are Yes and No.
Frequency for PCI-X#1, PCI-X#2, PCI-X#3
This option allows the user to change the bus frequency for the devices installed
in the slot indicated. The options are Auto, PCI 33 MHz, PCI 66 MHz, PCI-X 66
MHz, PCI-X 100 MHz, and PCI-X 133 MHz.
Frequency for PCI-X#1 On Riser, Frequency for PCI-X#2-#3 On Riser
(Available when an Active Riser Card is present.)
This option allows the user to change the bus frequency of the devices installed
in the slot indicated. The options are Auto, PCI 33 MHz, PCI 66 MHz, PCI-X 66
MHz, PCI-X 100 MHz, and PCI-X 133 MHz.
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Slot1 PCI-X 100 MHz ZCR, Slot2 PCI-X 133MHz, Slot3 PCI-X
133MHz, Slot4 PCI-Exp x4, Slot5 PCI-Exp x8, and Slot6 PCI-Exp x8
Access the submenu for each of the settings above to make changes to the
following:
Option ROM Scan
When enabled, this setting will initialize the device expansion ROM. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Enable Master
This setting allows you to enable the selected device as the PCI bus master.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Latency Timer
This setting allows you to set the clock rate for Bus Master. A high-priority, highthroughout device may benefit from a greater clock rate. The options are Default,
0020h, 0040h, 0060h, 0080h, 00A0h, 00C0h, and 00E0h. For Unix, Novell and
other Operating Systems, please select the option: other. If a drive fails after
the installation of a new software, you might want to change this setting and
try again. A different OS requires a different Bus Master clock rate.
Large Disk Access Mode
This setting determines how large hard drives are to be accessed. The options are
DOS or Other (for Unix, Novelle NetWare and other operating systems).
Advanced Chipset Control
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Warning: Take Caution when changing the Advanced settings. Incorrect values entered may cause system malfunction. Also, a very high DRAM frequency
or incorrect DRAM timing may cause system instability. When this occurs,
revert to the default setting.
SERR Signal Condition
This setting specifies the ECC Error conditions that an SERR# is to be asserted.
The options are None, Single Bit, Multiple Bit, and Both.
4GB PCI Hole Granularity
This feature allows you to select the granularity of PCI hole for PCI slots. If MTRRs
are not enough, this option may be used to reduce MTRR occupation. The options
are: 256 MB, 512 MB, 1GB and 2GB.
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Memory Branch Mode
This option determines how the two memory branches operate. System address
space can either be interleaved between the two branches or Sequential from one
branch to another. Mirror mode allows data correction by maintaining two copies
of data in two branches. Single Channel 0 allows a single DIMM population during
system manufacturing. The options are Interleave, Sequential, Mirroring, and
Single Channel 0.
Branch 0 Rank Sparing
Select enable to enable the sparing feature for Branch 0 Rank. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Branch 1 Rank Sparing
Select enable to enable the sparing feature for Branch 0 Rank. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Enhanced x8 Detection
Select Enabled to enable Enhanced x8 DRAM UC Error Detection. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
Crystal Beach Features
This feature cooperates with Intel I/O AT (Acceleration Technology) to accelerate
the performance of TOE devices. (Note: A TOE device is a specialized,
dedicated processor that is installed on an add-on card or a network card to
handle some or all packet processing of this add-on card. For the X7DB8/E,
the TOE device is built inside the ESB 2 South Bridge chip.) The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Route Port 80h Cycles to
This feature allows the user to decide which bus to send debug information to. The
options are Disabled, PCI and LPC.
Clock Spectrum Feature
If Enabled, the BIOS will monitor the level of Electromagnetic Interference caused
by the components and will attempt to decrease the interference whenever needed.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Enabling Multi-Media Timer
Select Yes to activate a set of timers that are alternative to the traditional 8254
timers for the OS use. The options are Yes and No.
USB Function
Select Enabled to enable the function of USB devices specified. The settings are
Enabled and Disabled.
Legacy USB Support
This setting allows you to enable support for Legacy USB devices. The settings
are Enabled and Disabled.
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Advanced Processor Options
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
CPU Speed
This is a display that indicates the speed of the installed processor.
Frequency Ratio (Available when supported by the CPU.)
The feature allows the user to set the internal frequency multiplier for the CPU.
The options are: Default, x12, x13, x14, x15, x16, x17 and x18.
Hyper-threading (Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to use the Hyper-Threading Technology, which will result in increased
CPU performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Core-Multi-Processing (Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to use a processor's Second Core and beyond. (Please refer to
Intel's web site for more information.) The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Machine Checking (Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to activate the function of Machine Checking and allow the CPU to
detect and report hardware (machine) errors via a set of model-specific registers
(MSRs). The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Thermal Management 2 (Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to use Thermal Management 2 (TM2) which will lower CPU voltage
and frequency when the CPU temperature reaches a predefined overheat threshold.
Set to Disabled to use Thermal Manager 1 (TM1), allowing CPU clocking to be
regulated via CPU Internal Clock modulation when the CPU temperature reaches
the overheat threshold.
C1 Enhanced Mode (Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to Enabled to enable Enhanced Halt State to lower CPU voltage/frequency to
prevent overheat. The options are Enabled and Disabled. (Note: please refer
to Intel’s web site for detailed information.)
No Execute Mode Memory Protection (Available when supported by the
CPU and the OS.)
Set to Enabled to enable Execute Disable Bit and allow the processor to classify
areas in memory where an application code can execute and where it cannot, and
thus preventing a worm or a virus from inserting and creating a flood of codes to
overwhelm the processor or damage the system during an attack.
(Note: this feature is available when your OS and your CPU support the function
of Execute Disable Bit.) The options are Disabled and Enabled. (Note: For more
information regarding hardware/software support for this function, please refer to
Intel's and Microsoft's web sites.)
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Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch (Available when supported by the CPU.)
The CPU fetches the cache line for 64 bytes if this option is set to Disabled. The
CPU fetches both cache lines for 128 bytes as comprised if Enabled. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
Hardware Prefetch (Available when supported by the CPU.)
Set to this option to enabled to enable the hardware components that are used in
conjunction with software programs to prefetch data in order to shorten execution
cycles and maximize data processing efficiency. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
PECI Absent Alarm (Available when supported by the CPU.)
If set to Enabled, the PECI Absent Alarm will be activated if the function of PECI
(Platform Environment Control Interface) is not available for the onboard process(s)
or for the motherboard. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Intel <R> Virtualization Technology (Available when supported by the
CPU.)
Select Enabled to use the feature of Virtualization Technology to allow one platform
to run multiple operating systems and applications in independent partitions, creating
multiple "virtual" systems in one physical computer. The options are Enabled and
Disabled. (*Note: If there is any change to this setting, you will need to power off
and restart the system for the change to take effect.) Please refer to Intel’s web
site for detailed information.
Intel EIST Support (Available when supported by the CPU.)
Select Enabled to use the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology and allows the
system to automatically adjust processor voltage and core frequency in an effort
to reduce power consumption and heat dissipation. The options are Enabled and
Disabled. Please refer to Intel’s web site for detailed information.
I/O Device Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
KBC Clock Input
This setting allows you to select clock frequency for KBC. The options are 6MHz,
8MHz, 12MHz, and 16MHz.
Serial Port A
This setting allows you to assign control of serial port A. The options are Enabled
(user defined), Disabled, and Auto (BIOS- or OS- controlled).
Base I/O Address
This setting allows you to select the base I/O address for serial port A. The options
are 3F8, 2F8, 3E8, and 2E8.
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Interrupt
This setting allows you to select the IRQ (interrupt request) for serial port A. The
options are IRQ3 and IRQ4.
Serial Port B
This setting allows you to assign control of serial port B. The options are Enabled
(user defined), Disabled, Auto (BIOS controlled) and OS Controlled.
Mode
This setting allows you to set the type of device that will be connected to serial
port B. The options are Normal and IR (for an infrared device).
Base I/O Address
This setting allows you to select the base I/O address for serial port B. The
options are 3F8, 2F8, 3E8 and 2E8.
Interrupt
This setting allows you to select the IRQ (interrupt request) for serial port B. The
options are IRQ3 and IRQ4.
Parallel Port
This setting allows you to assign control of the parallel port. The options are
Enabled (user defined), Disabled and Auto (BIOS-or OS- controlled).
Base I/O Address
Select the base I/O address for the parallel port. The options are 378, 278 and
3BC.
Interrupt
This setting allows you to select the IRQ (interrupt request) for the parallel port.
The options are IRQ5 and IRQ7.
Mode
This feature allows you to specify the parallel port mode. The options are Output
only, Bi-Directional, EPP and ECP.
DMA Channel
This item allows you to specify the DMA channel for the parallel port. The options
are DMA1 and DMA3.
Floppy Disk Controller
This setting allows you to assign control of the floppy disk controller. The options
are Enabled (user defined), Disabled, and Auto (BIOS and OS controlled).
Base I/O Address
This setting allows you to select the base I/O address for the Floppy port. The
options are Primary and Secondary.
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DMI Event Logging
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Event Log Validity
This is a display to inform you of the event log validity. It is not a setting.
Event Log Capacity
This is a display to inform you of the event log capacity. It is not a setting.
View DMI Event Log
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to view the contents of the event log.
Event Logging
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable event logging.
ECC Event Logging
This setting allows you to Enable or Disable ECC event logging.
Mark DMI Events as Read
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to mark the DMI events as read.
Clear All DMI Event Logs
Select Yes and press <Enter> to clear all DMI event logs. The options are Yes
and No.
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Console Redirection
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
COM Port Address
This item allows you to specify to redirect the console to Onboard COM A or
Onboard COM B. This setting can also be Disabled.
BAUD Rate
This item allows you to select the BAUD rate for console redirection. The options
are 300, 1200, 2400, 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K, 57.6K, and 115.2K.
Console Type
This item allows you to choose from the available options to select the console
type for console redirection. The options are VT100, VT100,8bit, PC-ANSI, 7bit,
PC ANSI, VT100+, and VT-UTF8.
Flow Control
This item allows you to choose from the available options to select the flow control
for console redirection. The options are: None, XON/XOFF, and CTS/RTS.
Console Connection
This item allows you to choose select the console connection: either Direct or
Via Modem.
Continue CR after POST
Choose whether to continue with console redirection after the POST routine.
The options are On and Off.
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Hardware Monitor Logic
Note: The Phoenix BIOS will automatically detect the type of CPU(s) and hardware
monitoring chip used on the motherboard and will display the Hardware Monitoring
Screen accordingly. Your Hardware Monitoring Screen may look like the one shown
on this page, on p. 7-19, or on p. 7-20, depending on the type of CPU(s) and HW
Monitoring chip you are using.
CPU Temperature Threshold
This option allows the user to set a CPU temperature threshold that will activate
the alarm system when the CPU temperature reaches this pre-set temperature
threshold. The options are 70oC, 75oC, 80oC and 85oC.
Highlight this and hit <Enter> to see monitor data for the following items:
CPU1 Temperature, CPU1 Second Core, CPU2 Temperature, CPU2 Second
Core, System Temperature
Fan1-Fan8 Speeds: If the feature of Auto Fan Control is enabled, the BIOS will
automatically display the status of the fans indicated in this item.
Fan Speed Control Modes
This feature allows the user to decide how the system controls the speeds of the
onboard fans. The CPU temperature and the fan speed are correlative. When the
CPU on-die temperature increases, the fan speed will also increase, and vise versa.
If the option is set to “3-pin fan”, the fan speed is controlled by voltage. If the
option is set to “4-pin”, the fan speed will be controlled by Pulse Width Modulation
(PWM). Select “3-pin” if your chassis came with 3-pin fan headers. Select “4-pin” if
your chassis came with 4-pin fan headers. Select “Workstation” if your system is
used as a Workstation. Select “Server” if your system is used as a Server. Select
“Disable” to disable the fan speed control function to allow the onboard fans to
run at the full speed (12V) at all the time. The Options are: 1. Disable, 2. 3-pin
(Server), 3. 3-pin (Workstation), 4. 4-pin (Server) and 5. 4-pin (Workstation).
Voltage Monitoring
The following items will be monitored and displayed:
P12V_VR0
P12V_VR1
FSB VTT
PXH Vcore
ES2B Vcore
CPU1Vcore
CPU2Vcore
P3V3
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Hardware Monitor Logic
CPU Temperature Threshold (See note on page 7-18.)
This option allows the user to set a CPU temperature threshold that will activate
the alarm system when the CPU temperature reaches this pre-set temperature
threshold. The options are 70oC, 75oC, 80oC and 85oC.
Highlight this and hit <Enter> to see monitor data for the following items:
CPU1 Temperature
CPU1 Second Core
CPU2 Temperature
CPU2 Second Core
System Temperature
Fan1-Fan8 Speeds: If the feature of Auto Fan Control is enabled, the BIOS will
automatically display the status of the fans indicated in this item.
Fan Speed Control Modes
This feature allows the user to decide how the system controls the speeds of the
onboard fans. The CPU temperature and the fan speed are correlative. When the
CPU on-die temperature increases, the fan speed will also increase, and vise versa.
If the option is set to “3-pin fan”, the fan speed is controlled by voltage. If the
option is set to “4-pin”, the fan speed will be controlled by Pulse Width Modulation
(PWM). Select “3-pin” if your chassis came with 3-pin fan headers. Select “4-pin” if
your chassis came with 4-pin fan headers. Select “Workstation” if your system is
used as a Workstation. Select “Server” if your system is used as a Server. Select
“Disable” to disable the fan speed control function to allow the onboard fans to
run at the full speed (12V) at all the time. The Options are: 1. Disable, 2. 3-pin
(Server), 3. 3-pin (Workstation), 4. 4-pin (Server) and 5. 4-pin (Workstation).
Voltage Monitoring
The following items will be monitored and displayed:
Vcore A
Vcore B
-12V
P1V5
+3.3V
+12V
5Vsb
5VDD
P_VTT
Vbat
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Hardware Monitor Logic (See note on page 7-18.)
CPU Temperature Threshold
This option allows the user to set a CPU temperature threshold that will activate
the alarm system when the CPU temperature reaches this pre-set temperature
threshold. The hardcode default setting is 72oC.
Temperature Monitoring
Highlight this and hit <Enter> to see monitor data for the following items:
PECI Agent 1 Temperature
PECI Agent 2 Temperature
PECI Agent 3 Temperature
PECI Agent 4 Temperature
System Temperature
Fan1-Fan8 Speeds: If the feature of Auto Fan Control is enabled, the BIOS will
automatically display the status of the fans indicated in this item.
Fan Speed Control Modes
This feature allows the user to decide how the system controls the speeds of the
onboard fans. The CPU temperature and the fan speed are correlative. When the
CPU on-die temperature increases, the fan speed will also increase, and vise versa.
If the option is set to “3-pin fan”, the fan speed is controlled by voltage. If the
option is set to “4-pin”, the fan speed will be controlled by Pulse Width Modulation
(PWM). Select “3-pin” if your chassis came with 3-pin fan headers. Select “4-pin” if
your chassis came with 4-pin fan headers. Select “Workstation” if your system is
used as a Workstation. Select “Server” if your system is used as a Server. Select
“Disable” to disable the fan speed control function to allow the onboard fans to
run at the full speed (12V) at all the time. The Options are: 1. Disable, 2. 3-pin
(Server), 3. 3-pin (Workstation), 4. 4-pin (Server) and 5. 4-pin (Workstation).
Voltage Monitoring
The following items will be monitored and displayed:
Vcore A:
Vcore B:
-12V
P1V2_NIC_SEN
+3.3V
+12V
5Vsb
5VDD
P_VTT
Vbat
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IPMI (The option is available only when an IPMI card is installed
in the system.)
IPMI Specification Version: This item displays the current IPMI Version.
Firmware Version: This item displays the current Firmware Version.
System Event Logging
Select Enabled to enable IPMI Event Logging. When this function is set to Disabled,
the system will continue to log events received via system interface. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Clear System Event Logging
Enabling this function to force the BIOS to clear the system event logs during the
next cold boot. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Existing Event Log Number
This item displays the number of the existing event log.
Event Log Control
System Firmware Progress
Enabling this function to log POST progress. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
BIOS POST Errors
Enabling this function to log POST errors. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
BIOS POST Watch Dog
Set to Enabled to enable POST Watch Dog. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
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OS Boot Watch Dog
Set to Enabled to enable OS Boot Watch Dog. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Timer for Loading OS (Minutes)
This feature allows the user to set the time value (in minutes) for the previous
item: OS Boot Watch Dog by keying-in a desired number in the blank. The default
setting is 10 (minutes.) (Please ignore this option when OS Boot Watch Dog is
set to "Disabled".)
Time Out Option
This feature allows the user to determine what action to take in an event of a system
boot failure. The options are No Action, Reset, Power Off and Power Cycles.
System Event Log/System Event Log (List Mode)
These options display the System Event (SEL) Log and System Event (SEL) Log
in List Mode. Items include: SEL (System Event Log) Entry Number, SEL Record
ID, SEL Record Type, Time Stamp, Generator ID, SEL Message Revision, Sensor
Type, Sensor Number, SEL Event Type, Event Description, and SEL Event Data.
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Realtime Sensor Data
This feature display information from motherboard sensors, such as temperatures,
fan speeds and voltages of various components.
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Security
Choose Security from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow
keys. You should see the following display. Security setting options are displayed
by highlighting the setting using the arrow keys and pressing <Enter>. All Security
BIOS settings are described in this section.
Supervisor Password Is:
This displays whether a supervisor password has been entered for the system.
Clear means such a password has not been used and Set means a supervisor
password has been entered for the system.
User Password Is:
This displays whether a user password has been entered for the system. Clear
means such a password has not been used and Set means a user password has
been entered for the system.
Set Supervisor Password
When the item "Set Supervisor Password" is highlighted, hit the <Enter> key. When
prompted, type the Supervisor's password in the dialogue box to set or to change
supervisor's password, which allows access to the BIOS.
Set User Password
When the item "Set User Password" is highlighted, hit the <Enter> key. When
prompted, type the user's password in the dialogue box to set or to change the
user's password, which allows access to the system at boot-up.
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Password on Boot
This setting allows you to require a password to be entered when the system
boots up. The options are Enabled (password required) and Disabled (password
not required).
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Boot
Choose Boot from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys.
You should see the following display. See details on how to change the order and
specs of boot devices in the Item Specific Help window. All Boot BIOS settings are
described in this section.
Boot List
Candidate
List
Boot Priority Order/Excluded from Boot Orders
The devices included in the boot list section (above) are bootable devices listed in
the sequence of boot order as specified. The boot functions for the devices included
in the candidate list (above) are currently disabled. Use a <+> key or a <-> key to
move the device up or down. Use the <f> key or the <r> key to specify the type of
an USB device, either fixed or removable. You can select one item from the boot
list and hit the <x> key to remove it from the list of bootable devices (to make its
resource available for other bootable devices). Subsequently, you can select an
item from the candidate list and hit the <x> key to remove it from the candidate
list and put it in the boot list. This item will then become a bootable device. See
details on how to change the priority of boot order of devices in the "Item Specific
Help" window.
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Exit
Choose Exit from the Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys.
You should see the following display. All Exit BIOS settings are described in this
section.
Exit Saving Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to save any changes you made and to exit the
BIOS Setup utility.
Exit Discarding Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to exit the BIOS Setup utility without saving any
changes you may have made.
Load Setup Defaults
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to load the default settings for all items in the
BIOS Setup. These are the safest settings to use.
Discard Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to discard (cancel) any changes you made.
You will remain in the Setup utility.
Save Changes
Highlight this item and hit <Enter> to save any changes you made. You will remain
in the Setup utility.
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Appendix A
BIOS POST Messages
During the Power-On Self-Test (POST), the BIOS will check for problems. If a problem is found, the BIOS will activate an alarm or display a message. The following is
a list of such BIOS messages.
Failure Fixed Disk
Fixed disk is not working or not configured properly. Check to see if fixed disk is attached properly. Run Setup. Find out if the fixed-disk type is correctly identified.
Stuck key
Stuck key on keyboard.
Keyboard error
Keyboard not working.
Keyboard Controller Failed
Keyboard controller failed test. May require replacing keyboard controller.
Keyboard locked - Unlock key switch
Unlock the system to proceed.
Monitor type does not match CMOS - Run SETUP
Monitor type not correctly identified in Setup
Shadow Ram Failed at offset: nnnn
Shadow RAM failed at offset nnnn of the 64k block at which the error was detected.
System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
System RAM failed at offset nnnn of in the 64k block at which the error was detected.
Extended RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
Extended memory not working or not configured properly at offset nnnn.
System battery is dead - Replace and run SETUP
The CMOS clock battery indicator shows the battery is dead. Replace the battery and
run Setup to reconfigure the system.
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System CMOS checksum bad - Default configuration used
System CMOS has been corrupted or modified incorrectly, perhaps by an application
program that changes data stored in CMOS. The BIOS installed Default Setup Values.
If you do not want these values, enter Setup and enter your own values. If the error
persists, check the system battery or contact your dealer.
System timer error
The timer test failed. Requires repair of system board.
Real time clock error
Real-Time Clock fails BIOS hardware test. May require board repair.
Check date and time settings
BIOS found date or time out of range and reset the Real-Time Clock. May require
setting legal date (1991-2099).
Previous boot incomplete - Default configuration used
Previous POST did not complete successfully. POST loads default values and offers
to run Setup. If the failure was caused by incorrect values and they are not corrected,
the next boot will likely fail. On systems with control of wait states, improper Setup
settings can also terminate POST and cause this error on the next boot. Run Setup
and verify that the waitstate configuration is correct. This error is cleared the next
time the system is booted.
Memory Size found by POST differed from CMOS
Memory size found by POST differed from CMOS.
Diskette drive A error
Diskette drive B error
Drive A: or B: is present but fails the BIOS POST diskette tests. Check to see that
the drive is defined with the proper diskette type in Setup and that the diskette drive
is attached correctly.
Incorrect Drive A type - run SETUP
Type of floppy drive A: not correctly identified in Setup.
Incorrect Drive B type - run SETUP
Type of floppy drive B: not correctly identified in Setup.
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System cache error - Cache disabled
RAM cache failed and BIOS disabled the cache. On older boards, check the cache
jumpers. You may have to replace the cache. See your dealer. A disabled cache slows
system performance considerably.
CPU ID:
CPU socket number for Multi-Processor error.
EISA CMOS not writeable
ServerBIOS2 test error: Cannot write to EISA CMOS.
DMA Test Failed
ServerBIOS2 test error: Cannot write to extended DMA (Direct Memory Access)
registers.
Software NMI Failed
ServerBIOS2 test error: Cannot generate software NMI (Non-Maskable Interrupt).
Fail-Safe Timer NMI Failed
ServerBIOS2 test error: Fail-Safe Timer takes too long.
device Address Conflict
Address conflict for specified device.
Allocation Error for: device
Run ISA or EISA Configuration Utility to resolve resource conflict for the specified
device.
CD ROM Drive
CD ROM Drive identified.
Entering SETUP ...
Starting Setup program
Failing Bits: nnnn
The hex number nnnn is a map of the bits at the RAM address which failed the memory
test. Each 1 (one) in the map indicates a failed bit. See errors 230, 231, or 232 above
for offset address of the failure in System, Extended, or Shadow memory.
Fixed Disk n
Fixed disk n (0-3) identified.
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Invalid System Configuration Data
Problem with NVRAM (CMOS) data.
I/O device IRQ conflict
I/O device IRQ conflict error.
PS/2 Mouse Boot Summary Screen:
PS/2 Mouse installed.
nnnn kB Extended RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of RAM in kilobytes successfully tested.
nnnn Cache SRAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system cache in kilobytes successfully tested.
nnnn kB Shadow RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of shadow RAM in kilobytes successfully tested.
nnnn kB System RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system RAM in kilobytes successfully tested.
One or more I2O Block Storage Devices were excluded from the Setup Boot
Menu
There was not enough room in the IPL table to display all installed I2O block-storage
devices.
Operating system not found
Operating system cannot be located on either drive A: or drive C:. Enter Setup and
see if fixed disk and drive A: are properly identified.
Parity Check 1 nnnn
Parity error found in the system bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display
it on the screen. If it cannot locate the address, it displays ????. Parity is a method
for checking errors in binary data. A parity error indicates that some data has been
corrupted.
Parity Check 2 nnnn
Parity error found in the I/O bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address and display it
on the screen. If it cannot locate the address, it displays ????.
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Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to Setup, <F3> for previous
Displayed after any recoverable error message. Press <F1> to start the boot process
or <F2> to enter Setup and change the settings. Press <F3> to display the previous
screen (usually an initialization error of an Option ROM, i.e., an add-on card). Write
down and follow the information shown on the screen.
Press <F2> to enter Setup
Optional message displayed during POST. Can be turned off in Setup.
PS/2 Mouse:
PS/2 mouse identified.
Run the I2O Configuration Utility
One or more unclaimed block storage devices have the Configuration Request bit set
in the LCT. Run an I2O Configuration Utility (e.g. the SAC utility).
System BIOS shadowed
System BIOS copied to shadow RAM.
UMB upper limit segment address: nnnn
Displays the address nnnn of the upper limit of Upper Memory Blocks, indicating
released segments of the BIOS which can be reclaimed by a virtual memory manager.
Video BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS successfully copied to shadow RAM.
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Appendix B: BIOS POST Codes
Appendix B
BIOS POST Codes
This section lists the POST (Power On Self Test) codes for the PhoenixBIOS. POST
codes are divided into two categories: recoverable and terminal.
Recoverable POST Errors
When a recoverable type of error occurs during POST, the BIOS will display an
POST code that describes the problem.
BIOS may also issue one of the follow-
ing beep codes:
1 long and two short beeps - video configuration error
1 repetitive long beep - no memory detected
Terminal POST Errors
If a terminal type of error occurs, BIOS will shut down the system. Before doing
so, BIOS will write the error to port 80h, attempt to initialize video and write the
error in the top left corner of the screen. The following is a list of codes that may
be written to port 80h.
POST Code Description
01h
02h
03h
04h
06h
07h
08h
09h
0Ah
0Bh
0Ch
0Eh
0Fh
10h
11h
12h
13h
14h
16h
17h
IPMI Initialization
Verify Real Mode
Disable Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI)
Get CPU type
Initialize system hardware
Disable shadow and execute code from the ROM.
Initialize chipset with initial POST values
Set IN POST flag
Initialize CPU registers
Enable CPU cache
Initialize caches to initial POST values
Initialize I/O component
Initialize the local bus IDE
Initialize Power Management
Load alternate registers with initial POST values
Restore CPU control word during warm boot
Reset PCI Bus Mastering devices
Initialize keyboard controller
1-2-2-3 BIOS ROM checksum
Initialize cache before memory Auto size
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18h
1Ah
1Ch
20h
22h
24h
28h
29h
2Ah
2Ch
2Eh
2Fh
32h
33h
36h
38h
3Ah
3Ch
3Dh
41h
42h
45h
46h
48h
49h
4Ah
4Bh
4Ch
4Eh
4Fh
50h
51h
52h
54h
55h
58h
59h
5Ah
5Bh
8254 timer initialization
8237 DMA controller initialization
Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller
1-3-1-1 Test DRAM refresh
1-3-1-3 Test 8742 Keyboard Controller
Set ES segment register to 4 GB
Auto size DRAM
Initialize POST Memory Manager
Clear 512 kB base RAM
1-3-4-1 RAM failure on address line xxxx*
1-3-4-3 RAM failure on data bits xxxx* of low byte of
memory bus
Enable cache before system BIOS shadow
Test CPU bus-clock frequency
Initialize Phoenix Dispatch Manager
Warm start shut down
Shadow system BIOS ROM
Auto size cache
Advanced configuration of chipset registers
Load alternate registers with CMOS values
Initialize extended memory for RomPilot (optional)
Initialize interrupt vectors
POST device initialization
2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice
Check video configuration against CMOS
Initialize PCI bus and devices
Initialize all video adapters in system
QuietBoot start (optional)
Shadow video BIOS ROM
Display BIOS copyright notice
Initialize MultiBoot
Display CPU type and speed
Initialize EISA board (optional)
Test keyboard
Set key click if enabled
Enable USB devices
2-2-3-1 Test for unexpected interrupts
Initialize POST display service
Display prompt “Press <ESC> to enter SETUP”
Disable CPU cache
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POST Code Description
5Ch
60h
62h
64h
66h
67h
68h
69h
6Ah
6Bh
6Ch
70h
72h
76h
7Ch
7Dh
7Eh
80h
81h
82h
83h
84h
85h
86h
87h
88h
89h
8Ah
8Bh
8Ch
8Fh
90h
91h
92h
93h
95h
96h
97h
98h
Test RAM between 512 and 640 kB
Test extended memory
Test extended memory address lines
Jump to UserPatch1
Configure advanced cache registers
Initialize Multi Processor APIC
Enable external and CPU caches
Setup System Management Mode (SMM) area
Display external L2 cache size
Load custom defaults (optional)
Display shadow-area message
Display error messages
Check for configuration errors
Check for keyboard errors
Set up hardware interrupt vectors
Initialize Intelligent System Monitoring (optional)
Initialize coprocessor if present
Disable onboard Super I/O ports and IRQs (optional)
Late POST device initialization
Detect and install external RS232 ports
Configure non-MCD IDE controllers
Detect and install external parallel ports
Initialize PC-compatible PnP ISA devices
Re-initialize onboard I/O ports.
Configure Motherboard Configurable Devices
(optional)
Initialize BIOS Data Area
Enable Non-Maskable Interrupts (NMIs)
Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area
Test and initialize PS/2 mouse
Initialize floppy controller
Determine number of ATA drives (optional)
Initialize hard-disk controllers
Initialize local-bus hard-disk controllers
Jump to UserPatch2
Build MPTABLE for multi-processor boards
Install CD ROM for boot
Clear huge ES segment register
Fix up Multi Processor table
1-2 Search for option ROMs and shadow if successful. One
long, two short beeps on checksum failure
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POST Code Description
99h
9Ch
9Dh
9Eh
9Fh
A0h
A2h
A4h
A8h
AAh
ACh
AEh
B0h
B1h
B2h
B4h
B5h
B6h
B7h
B9h
BAh
BCh
BDh
BEh
BFh
C0h
C1h
C2h
C3h
C4h
C6h
C7h
C8h
C9h
CDh
Check for SMART Drive (optional)
Set up Power Management
Initialize security engine (optional)
Enable hardware interrupts
Determine number of ATA and SCSI drives
Set time of day
Check key lock
Initialize typematic rate
Erase <ESC> prompt
Scan for <ESC> key stroke
Enter SETUP
Clear Boot flag
Check for errors
Inform RomPilot about the end of POST (optional)
POST done - prepare to boot operating system
1 One short beep before boot
Terminate QuietBoot (optional)
Check password (optional)
Initialize ACPI BIOS and PPM Structures
Prepare Boot
Initialize SMBIOS
Clear parity checkers
Display MultiBoot menu
Clear screen (optional)
Check virus and backup reminders
Try to boot with INT 19
Initialize POST Error Manager (PEM)
Initialize error logging
Initialize error display function
Initialize system error flags
Console redirection init.
Unhook INT 10h if console redirection enabled
Force check (optional)
Extended ROM checksum (optional)
Reclaim console redirection vector
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POST Code Description
D2h
D4h
D8h
D9h
DEh
Unknown interrupt
Check Intel Branding string
Alert Standard Format initialization
Late init for IPMI
Log error if micro-code not updated properly
The following are for boot block in Flash ROM
POST Code
E0h
E1h
E2h
E3h
E4h
E5h
E6h
E7h
E8h
E9h
EAh
EBh
ECh
EDh
EEh
EFh
F0h
F1h
F2h
F3h
F4h
F5h
F6h
F7h
Description
Initialize the chipset
Initialize the bridge
Initialize the CPU
Initialize system timer
Initialize system I/O
Check force recovery boot
Checksum BIOS ROM
Go to BIOS
Set Huge Segment
Initialize Multi Processor
Initialize OEM special code
Initialize PIC and DMA
Initialize Memory type
Initialize Memory size
Shadow Boot Block
System memory test
Initialize interrupt vectors
Initialize Run Time Clock
Initialize video
Initialize System Management Manager
Output one beep
Clear Huge Segment
Boot to Mini DOS
Boot to Full DOS
If the BIOS detects error 2C, 2E, or 30 (base 512K RAM error), it displays an additional
word-bitmap (xxxx) indicating the address line or bits that failed. For example, “2C
0002” means address line 1 (bit one set) has failed. “2E 1020" means data bits 12
and 5 (bits 12 and 5 set) have failed in the lower 16 bits. The BIOS also sends the
bitmap to the port-80 LED display. It first displays the checkpoint code, followed by
a delay, the high-order byte, another delay, and then the loworder byte of the error.
It repeats this sequence continuously.
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Appendix C: RAID and Software Installation
Appendix C
RAID and Software Installation
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Adaptec SAS HostRAID
The onboard Adaptec AIC9140W SAS Controller supports two ports. Each port
supports up to four SAS/SATA drives.
The SAS cable can only be used with backplanes that support both SAS and
SATA.
If you want to use this motherboard with Supermicro's SAS Mobile Racks, such
as CSE-M28E1, make sure to use Cable CBL-0116. (Note: cable CBL-0116 is a
cross-over cable and is not provided with this motherboard.)
Using the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility (ARC)
Upon detecting the SAS Controller BIOS, please make sure that the Adapter WWN
address is listed. This is a 16-digit number. If this number is not shown, you will
not be able to use the controller.
Once the WWN address is listed, press the <Ctrl> and <A> keys simultaneously
when prompted to access the Adaptec SAS RAID BIOS. (To select an option, use
the arrow keys to highlight the item and then press the <Enter> key to select it. To
return to the previous menu, press the <ESC> key.)
The Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility is an embedded BIOS Utility, including:
Array Configuration Utility: Use this utility when you want to create, configure and
manage arrays.
SerialSelect Utility: Use this option to configure SAS/SATA RAID drives.
Disk Utilities: Use this option to format or verify disks.
Using the Array Configuration Utility (ACU)
The Array Configuration Utility (ACU) enables you to create, manage, and delete
arrays from the controller’s BIOS, add and delete spare drives, and initialize drives.
During the system startup, press <Ctrl> and <A> key simultaneously, and the main
menu will appear.
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Managing Arrays
Select this option to view array properties, and delete arrays. The following sections
describe the operations Of "Managing Arrays".
To select this option, use the arrow keys and the <enter> key to select "Managing
Arrays" from the main menu.
Viewing Array Properties
To view the properties of an existing array:
1. At the BIOS prompt, press Ctrl+A.
2. From the ARC menu, select Array Configuration Utility (ACU).
3. From the ACU menu, select Manage Arrays (as shown on the previous
screen.)
4. From the List of Arrays dialog box, select the array you want to view and press
Enter.
The Array Properties dialog box appears, showing detailed information on the array.
The physical disks associated with the array are displayed here.
5. Press Esc to return to the previous menu.
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Deleting Arrays
Warning: Back up the data on an array before you delete it to prevent the loss of
data. Deleted arrays cannot be restored.
To delete an existing array:
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access the ARC
utility.
2. From the ARC main menu, select Array Configuration Utility
(ACU).
3. From the ACU menu, select Manage Arrays.
4. Select the array you wish to delete and press Delete.
5. In the Array Properties dialog box, select Delete and press Enter. The following
prompt is displayed:
Warning!! Deleting the array will render array unusable. Do you want to delete the
array?(Yes/No):
RAID 1 only—the following prompt is also displayed:
Deleting the partition will result in data loss! Do you also want to delete the partition? (Yes/No):
6. Press Yes to delete the array or partition or No to return to the previous menu.
7. Press Esc to return to the previous menu.
Creating Arrays
Before creating arrays, make sure the disks for the array are connected and installed
in your system. Note that disks with no usable space, or disks that are un-initialized
are shown in gray and cannot be used. See Initializing Disk Drives.
To create an array:
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access the ARC
utility.
2. From the ARC menu, select Array Configuration Utility Main Menu (ACU) (as
shown on the first screen on the previus page).
3. From the ACU menu, select Create Array.
4. Select the disks for the new array and press Insert.
Note: To deselect any disk, highlight the disk and press Delete.
5. Press Enter when both disks for the new array are selected. The Array Properties menu displays.
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Assigning Array Properties
Once you've create a new array, you are ready to assign the properties to the
array.
Caution: Once the array is created and its properties are assigned, you cannot
change the array properties using the ACU. You will need to use the Adaptec Storage Manager - Browser Edition. (Refer to Adaptec's User's Guide in the enclosed
CD.)
To assign properties to the new array:
1. In the Array Properties menu, select an array type and press Enter. Note that
only the available array types: RAID 0, and RAID1, are displayed on the screen.
(RAID 0 or RAID 1 requires two drives.)
2. Under the item "Arrays Label", type in an label and press Enter. The label shall
not be more than 15 characters.
3. For RAID 0, select the desired stripe size. Available stripe sizes are 16, 32, and
64 KB-default. It is recommended that you do not change the default setting.)
4. The item: "Create RAID via" allows you to select between the different creating
methods for RAID 0 and RAID 1.
The following table gives examples of when each is appropriate.
Raid Level
RAID 0
RAID 0
RAID 1
Create Via
No Init
Migrate
(*Note)
Build1
RAID 1
Clear
RAID 1
Quick
RAID 1
Init
When Appropriate
Creating a RAID 0 on new drives
Creating a RAID 0 from one new drive and
one drive with data you wish to preserve
Any time you wish to create a RAID 1, but especially if
you have data on one drive that you wish to preserve
Creating a RAID 1 on new drives, or when you want to
ensure that the array contains no data after creation.
Fastest way to create a RAID 1.
Appropriate when using new drives
Note: If you select Migrate for RAID 0, or Build for RAID 1, you will be asked to
select the source drive. The contents of the source drive will be preserved. However,
the data on the new drive will be lost.
5. When you are finished, press Done.
Notes:
1. Before adding a new drive to an array, back up any data contained on the new
drive. Otherwise, all data will be lost.
2. If you stop the Build or Clear process on a RAID 1 from ACU, you can restart
it by pressing Ctrl+R.
3. A RAID 1 created using the Quick Init option may return some data miscompares if
you later run a consistency check. This is normal and is not a cause for concern.
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4. The ACU allows you to use drives of different sizes in a RAID . However, during a
build operation, only the smaller drive can be selected as the source or first drive.
5. When migrating from single volume to RAID 0, migrating from a larger drive to
a smaller drive is allowed. However, the destination drive must be at least half the
capacity of the source drive.
6. Adaptec does not recommend that you migrate or build an array on Windows
dynamic disks (volumes), as it will result in data loss.
Warning: Do not interrupt the creation of a RAID 0 using the Migrate option. If you
do, you will not be able to restart, or to recover the data that was on the source
drive.
Adding a Bootable Array
To make an array bootable:
1. From the Main menu, select Manage Arrays.
2. From the List of Arrays, select the array you want to make bootable, and press
Ctrl+B.
3. Enter Y to create a bootable array when the following message is displayed: "This
will make all other existing bootable array non-bootable. Do you want to make this
array bootable? (Yes/No):" Then, a bootable array will be created. An asterisk will
appear next to the bootable array.
Deleting a Bootable Array
To delete a bootable array:
1. From the Main menu, select Manage Arrays.
2. From the List of Arrays, select the bootable array (*) you want to delete, and
press Ctrl+B. (* a bootable array is the array marked with an asterisk.)
3. Enter Y to delete a bootable array when the following message is displayed:
"The array is already marked bootable. Do you want to make this array as not
bootable? (Yes/No):" Then, the bootable array will be deleted and the asterisk will
disappear.
Note: do not use the delete key to delete the bootable array.
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Initializing Disk Drives
If an installed disk does not appear in the disk selection list for creating a new array, or if it appears grayed out, you may have to initialize it before you can use it
as part of an array. Drives attached to the controller must be initialized before they
can be used in an array.
Caution: Initializing a disk overwrites the partition table on the disk and makes any
data on the disk inaccessible. If the drive is used in an array, you may not be able
to use the array again.
Do not initialize a disk that is part of a boot array. To determine which disks are
associated with a particular array, please refer to Viewing Array Properties.
To initialize drives:
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access the ARC
utility.
2. From the ARC menu, select Array Configuration Utility (ACU).
3. Select Initialize Drives.
4. Use the up and down arrow keys to highlight the disk you wish to initialize and
press Insert.
5. Repeat Step 4 so that both drives to be initialized are selected.
6. Press Enter.
7. Read the warning message displayed in the screen.
8. Make sure that you have selected the correct disk drives to initialize. If correct,
type Y to continue.
Rebuilding Arrays
Notes: Rebuilding applies to Fault Tolerant array (RAID 1) only. If an array Build
process (or initialization) is interrupted or critical with one member missing, you must
perform a Rebuild to get the array to Optimal status. For a critical array Rebuild
operation, the optimal drive is the source drive.
If no spare array exists and a hard disk drive fails, you need to create a spare
before you can rebuild an array.
To Rebuild an array:
1. From the Main Menu, select Manage Arrays. From the List of Arrays, select the
array you want to Rebuild.
2. Press Ctrl+R to Rebuild.
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Using the SerialSelect Utility to Configure SAS Settings
The SerialSelect Utility enables you to configure SAS disk drive settings.
To access the SAS utilities:
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access the ARC utility.
(as shown in the screen below.)
2. Use the arrow keys to select "SerialSelect Utility" and press <Enter> to access
the Controller Configuration submenu:
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To set the controller configuration:
3. Select "Controller Configuration" and press <Enter> to access the submen as
shown below:
4. Use the arrow keys to select an item. Then, press <Enter> and the arrow keys
to configure the setting for the item selected.
5. To load the default settings, press <F6>.
item is listed below:
Note: The default setting for each
Runtime BIOS: Enabled,
BBS Support: Device,
POST Banner Display: Enabled,
CTRL-A Message Display: Enabled,
Physical Drives Display during POST: Enabled,)
6. Press <Esc> to return to the previous menu and to exit the utility.
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To Set the Physical Configuration:
1. Turn on the computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access the ARC
utility.
2. Use the arrow keys to select "SerialSelect Utility" and press <Enter> to access
the Physical Configuration submenu as shown below:
3. Select "Physical Configuration" and press <Enter> to access SAS Device Configuration submenu as shown below:
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4. Use the arrow keys to select an item. Then, press <Enter> and the arrow keys
to configure the item selected.
5. To load default settings, press <F6>.
6. Press <Esc> to return to the previous menu and to exit the utility.
Using the Disk Utilities
The Disk Utilities enable you to format or verify the media of your Serial ATA hard
disks.
To access the disk utilities:
1. Turn on your computer and press Ctrl+A when prompted to access the ARC
utility (as shown in the screen below.)
2. From the ARC menu, select Disk Utilities from the screen as shown above and
press Enter.
3. When the submenu appears, select the desired disk and press Enter
The following options are available:
1. Format Disk—Simulates a low-level format of the hard drive by writing zeros to
the entire disk. Note: Serial ATA drives are low-level formatted at the factory and do
not need to be low-level formatted again. Caution: Formatting disk erases all data
on the drive. Be sure to back up your data before performing this operation.)
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2. Verify Disk Media—Scans the media of a disk drive for defects.
Exiting the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility
1. Once you have completed RAID array configurations, press ESC to exit. The
following screen will appear.
2. Press Yes to exit the Utility.
For more information regarding Adaptec RAID Utility, please refer to Adaptec's
User's Guide in the CD included in your shipping package. You can also download
a copy of Adaptec User's Guide from our web site at: www. supermicro.com.)
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C-2 Installing Drivers
After you've installed Windows Operating System, a screen as shown below will
appear. You are ready to install software programs and drivers that have not yet
been installed. To install these software programs and drivers, click the icons to
the right of these items.
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
Note: Click the icons showing a hand writing on paper to view the readme files for
each item. Click a computer icon to the right of an item to install an item (from top
to the bottom) one at a time. After installing each item, you must re-boot the
system before proceeding with the next item on the list. You should install
everything here except for the SUPER Doctor utility, which is optional. The bottom
icon with a CD on it allows you to view the entire contents of the CD.
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C-3 Configuring Supero Doctor III
The Supero Doctor III program is a Web base management tool that supports
remote management capability. It includes Remote and Local Management tools.
The local management is called SD III Client. The Supero Doctor III program
included on the CDROM that came with your motherboard allows you to monitor the environment and operations of your system. Supero Doctor III displays
crucial system information such as CPU temperature, system voltages and fan
status. See the Figure below for a display of the Supero Doctor III interface.
Note: The default User Name and Password for SuperDoctor III is ADMIN / ADMIN.
Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen-I (Health Information)
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Supero Doctor III Interface Display Screen-II (Remote Control)
Note: SD III Software Revision 1.0 can be downloaded from our Web site at:
ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/utility/Supero_Doctor_III/. You can also download SDIII
User's Guide at: http://www.supermicro.com/PRODUCT/Manuals/SDIII/UserGuide.
pdf. For Linux, we will still recommend that you use Supero Doctor II.
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Appendix D
System Specifications
Processors
Single or dual Intel® quad-core Xeon® 5400/5300 Sequence processors or dualcore Xeon 5000/5100 Sequence processors at a FSB speed of 1333/1066/667
MHz
Note: Please refer to our web site for a complete listing of supported processors.
Chipset
Intel 5000P/ESB2 chipset
BIOS
8 Mb Phoenix® Flash ROM
Memory Capacity
Eight 240-pin DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of FBD ECC DDR2667/533 SDRAM
Note: 2-way interleaved memory - requires memory to be installed four modules at a time. See
the memory section in Chapter 5 for details.
SAS Controller
Adaptec 9410 controller for 8-port SAS (RAID 0, 1 and 10 supported)
SAS Drive Bays
Eight (8) hot-swap drive bays to house eight (8) SAS drives
Peripheral Drive Bays
One (1) slim floppy drive (optional)
One (1) DVD-ROM drive
Expansion Slots
Two PCI-Express x8 slots, one PCI-Express x4 slot, two 64-bit 133 MHz PCI-X
slots and one 64-bit 100 MHz PCI-X slot
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Motherboard
Model: X7DB3 (Extended ATX form factor)
Dimensions: 12 x 13 in (305 x 330 mm)
Chassis
6025B-3: SC825TQ-560LP Form Factor: 2U rackmount
6025B-3R: SC825TQ-R700LP Form Factor: 2U rackmount
Dimensions: (WxHxD) 16.8 x 3.5 x 25.5 in. (427 x 89 x 648 mm)
Weight
Gross (Bare Bone): 53 lbs. (24.1 kg.)
System Cooling
Three (3) 8-cm system cooling fans
One (1) air shroud for 2U chassis
System Input Requirements (6025B-3)
AC Input Voltage: 100-240V AC auto-range
Rated Input Current: 100 (11A) - 240V (5A)
Rated Input Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
Power Supply (6025B-3)
Rated Output Power: 560W (Part# PWS-561-1H)
Rated Output Voltages: +3.3V (21A), +5V (25A), +12VALL (43.6A), +5Vsb (3A),
-12V (0.6A)
System Input Requirements (6025B-3R)
AC Input Voltage: 100-240V AC auto-range
Rated Input Current: 9.5A - 4.5A
Rated Input Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
Power Supply (6025B-3R)
Rated Output Power: 700W (Part# PWS-702A-1R)
Rated Output Voltages: +12V (58A), +5Vsb (4A)
BTU Rating
2956 BTUs/hr (for rated output power of 560W)
3431 BTUs/hr (for rated output power of 700W)
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Operating Environment
Operating Temperature: 10º to 35º C (50º to 95º F)
Non-operating Temperature: -40º to 70º C (-40º to 158º F)
Operating Relative Humidity: 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Regulatory Compliance
Electromagnetic Emissions:
FCC Class A, EN 55022 Class A, EN 61000-3-2/-3-3, CISPR 22 Class A
Electromagnetic Immunity:
EN 55024/CISPR 24, (EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4,
EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-8, EN 61000-4-11)
Safety:
EN 60950/IEC 60950-Compliant, UL Listed (USA), CUL Listed (Canada), TUV
Certified (Germany), CE Marking (Europe)
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