Installation Guide
HP Integrity rx8620 Server
Sixth Edition
Manufacturing Part Number : A7026-96037-en
May 2007
Printed in the U.S.A.
© Copyright 2007
Legal Notices
© Copyright 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements
accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional
warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
Revision History
First Edition
Initial release, September 2003. Part number was A7026-96005.
Second Edition
Minor edits in Chapter 1, I/O card table update in Chapter 3, November 2003.
Third Edition
Minor edits. Added DVD+RW install instructions. Updated I/O card list. May 2004. Part
number was A7026-96015.
Fourth Edition
Added System Console Selection to Chapter 4. April 2005.
Fifth Edition
Updated lists of supported PCI/PCI-X I/O cards in Chapter 3. October 2006.
Sixth Edition
Updated minimum BPS configuration and corrected minor book structure. May 2007.
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1. Introduction
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cell Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Backplane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I/O Subsystem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Detailed HP Integrity rx8620 Server Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cell Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cells and nPartitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internal Disk Devices for the HP Integrity rx8620 Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Backplane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I/O Subsystem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Inspecting the Server Cabinet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Receiving the Server Cabinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Securing the Cabinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rack Mount System Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual Lifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the RonI Model 17000 SP 400 Lifting Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheel Kit Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Top and Side Cover Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Distribution Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Add-On Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cabling and Power Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Voltage Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Voltage Check (Additional Procedure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting AC Input Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MP Core I/O Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up the CE Tool (PC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning On Housekeeping Power and Logging in to the MP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring LAN Information for the MP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the Management Processor via a Web Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Verifying Presence of the Cell Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring AC Line Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Console Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Booting the HP Integrity rx8620 Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Processors with Instant Capacity On Demand (iCOD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Checklist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Table 1-1. Cell Board CPU Load Order. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Table 1-2. HP Integrity rx8620 Server DIMMs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Table 1-3. DIMM Load Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Table 1-4. Removable Media Drive Path. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Table 1-5. Hard Disk Drive Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Table 1-6. PCI-X Slot Types. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Table 2-1. Wheel Kit Packing List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Table 2-2. HP Integrity rx8620 Server I/O Cards - HP-UX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Table 2-3. HP Integrity rx8620 Server I/O Cards - Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Table 2-4. HP Integrity rx8620 Server - Linux Supported I/O Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Table 2-5. HP Integrity rx8620 Server - Open VMS Supported I/O Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Table 2-6. Single Phase Voltage Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Table 2-7. BPS to Cell Board Configuration to Maintain N+1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Table 2-8. Factory-Integrated Installation Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Figure 1-1. HP Integrity rx8620 Server (front view) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 1-2. HP Integrity rx8620 Server (front view without bezel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 1-3. Front Panel LEDs and Power Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 1-4. HP Integrity rx8620 Server 16-Socket Block Diagram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 1-5. Cell Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 1-6. Memory Subsystem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 1-7. CPU Locations on Cell Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 1-8. DIMM Slot Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 1-9. Internal Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 1-10. System Backplane Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 1-11. PCI-X Board to Cell Board Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 1-12. Mass Storage Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 1-13. HP Integrity rx8620 Server (Front View) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 1-14. HP Integrity rx8620 Server (Rear View) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-1. Removing the Polystraps and Cardboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-2. Removing the Shipping Bolts and Plastic Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-3. Preparing to Roll Off the Pallet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-4. Securing the Cabinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-5. Positioning the Lifter to the Pallet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-6. Raising the Server Off the Pallet Cushions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-7. Server on Shipping Pallet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-8. Removal of Cushion from Front Edge of Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-9. Attaching a Caster Wheel to the Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-10. Attaching the Ramp to the Pallet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-11. Side Cushion Removal from Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-12. Securing each Caster Cover to the Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-13. Completed Wheel Kit Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-14. Cover Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-15. Top Cover Detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-16. Side Cover Detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-17. Embedded Disks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-18. PCI I/O Slot Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-19. Removable Media Bay Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-20. Positioning DVD+RW drive in media bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-21. Voltage Reference Points for IEC-320 C19 Plug. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-22. Safety Ground Reference Check - Single Power Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-23. Safety Ground Reference Check - Dual Power Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-24. Wall Receptacle Pinouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-25. AC Power Input Labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-26. Distribution of Input Power for Each Bulk Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-27. Four Cell Line Cord Anchor (rp8400, rp8420, rp8440, rx8620, rx8640) . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-28. Line Cord Anchor and Velcro Straps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-29. LAN and RS-232 Connectors on the Core I/O Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Figure 2-30. Front Panel Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-31. BPS LED Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-32. MP Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-33. The lc Command Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-34. The ls Command Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-35. Example sa Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-36. Browser Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-37. The du Command Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-38. The pwrgrd Command Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Figure 2-39. Console Output Device menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1 Introduction
The HP Integrity rx8620 Server is a member of the HP business-critical computing platform family
mid-range, mid-volume servers positioned between the HP Integrity rx7620 and HP Integrity Superdome
servers.
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The HP Integrity rx8620 Servers are 17U1 high, 16-socket symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) rack-mount or
stand-alone servers that accommodate up to 128GB of memory, PCI-X I/O, and internal peripherals including
disks and DVD or tape drives. High-availability features include N+1 hot-swap fans and power, redundant
power cords, and hot-plug PCI cards and hard disk drives. Features of the server include:
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Up to 128GB of physical memory provided by dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs).
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Up to 32 processors with a maximum of four processor modules per cell board and a maximum of four cell
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One cell controller (CC) per cell board.
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All CPUs and cell controllers on the cell boards are cooled with turbo cooler fans.
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Four embedded hard disk drives. Available sizes are 36GB, 73GB, and 146GB drives.
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Two internal DVD drives or one DVD drive and one 40GB DDS-4 DAT drive.
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Nine front chassis mounted N+1 fans.
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Twelve rear chassis mounted N+1 fans.
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Six N+1 PCI-X card cage fans.
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Six N+1 bulk power supplies.
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Two PCI power supplies.
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Sixteen PCI-X slots divided into two partitions. Each partition can accommodate up to eight PCI cards.
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Two core I/O cards.
1. The U is a unit of measurement specifying product height. 1 U is equal to 1.75 inches.
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Four 220 VAC power plugs. Two are required and the other two provide power source redundancy.
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HP Integrity rx8620 Server (front view without bezel)
Front Panel
Front Panel Indicators and Controls
The front panel, located on the front of the server, includes a power switch. Refer to Figure 1-3.
Enclosure Status LEDs
The following status LEDs are on the front panel:
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Standby power status LED (green)
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Management processor (MP) status LED (green)
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Enclosure status run (green), fault (red), and attention (yellow), and power (green) LEDs
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Remote port status LED (green)
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Front Panel LEDs and Power Switch
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Cell Board
The cell board contains the processors, main memory, and the cell controller (CC) application specific
integrated circuit (ASIC) that interfaces the processors and memory to the I/O. The CC provides a crossbar
connection that allows communication with other cell boards in the system. It connects to the processor
dependent hardware (PDH) and micro controller hardware. Each cell board holds up to 16 DIMMS. There can
be one to four cell boards installed in an HP Integrity rx8620 Server. A cell board can be selectively powered
down for cell replacement without affecting cells in other configured partitions.
System Backplane
The server backplane board contains a pair of crossbar chips (XBC), the clock generation logic, the reset
generation logic, some power regulators, and two local bus adapter (LBA) chips that create internal PCI buses
for communicating with the core I/O cards. The backplane also contains connectors for attaching the cell
boards, PCI-X backplane, management processor (MP) core I/O cards, SCSI cables, bulk power, chassis fans,
front panel display, intrusion switches, external system bus adaptor (SBA) link connectors, and the system
scan card.
I/O Subsystem
All of the I/O is integrated into the system by way of the PCI busses. The CC on each cell board communicates
with one SBA over the SBA link. The SBA link consists of both an inbound and an outbound link with an
effective bandwidth of approximately 1GB per second. The SBA converts the SBA link protocol into “ropes.” A
rope is defined as a high-speed, point-to-point data bus. The SBA can support up to 16 of these high-speed
bi-directional links for a total aggregate bandwidth of approximately 4GB per second. The server supports a
maximum of two SBAs with the capability of supporting an additional two SBAs in an externally connected
I/O cabinet known as the HP Server Expansion Unit.
There are LBA chips on the PCI-X backplane that act as a bus bridge, supporting either one or two ropes and
capable of driving 33 MHz or 66 MHz for PCI cards. The LBAs can also drive at 66 MHz or 133 MHz for PCI-X
cards.
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Figure 1-4
HP Integrity rx8620 Server 16-Socket Block Diagram
Cell Board
Cell Board
memory
memory
cpu
cpu
cpu
Bulk
Power
Supply
cpu
SBA
cc
cpu
cpu
lan
lan
scsi
scsi
SBA
LBA
LBA
LBA
LBA
LBA
LBA
LBA
LBA
LBA
LBA
LBA
LBA
LBA
LBA
LBA
PCI-X Backplane
cpu
LBA
LBA
LBA
cpu
I/O EXPANSION
CONNECTOR
Crossbar (XBC)
System Backplane
cpu
cpu
cc
cpu
clocks
memory
cpu
cpu
cc
cpu
Cell Board
memory
cpu
cpu
cc
Cell Board
MP
MP
core I/O
core I/O
PCI
Power
Disk Bay
Mass Storage
Board
dvd
disk
disk
dvd
disk
disk
Disk Bay
Cell Board
The cell board contains the processors, main memory, and the CC ASIC that interfaces the processors and
memory to the I/O. The cell board is shown in Figure 1-5. It is the heart of the cell board, providing a crossbar
connection that allows communication with other cell boards in the system. It connects to the processor
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dependent hardware (PDH) and micro controller hardware. Each cell board holds up to 16 DIMMS. Between
one to four cell boards can be installed in the server. A cell board can be selectively powered down for cell
replacement without affecting cells in other configured partitions.
Figure 1-5
Cell Board
The server has a 48 V distributed power system and receives the 48 V power from the system backplane
board. The cell board contains DC-to-DC converters to generate the required voltage rails. The DC-to-DC
converters on the cell board do not provide N+1 redundancy.
The cell board contains several major buses including:
•
Front side buses (FSB) for each of the four processors
•
Two memory buses (one going to each half of the main memory array)
•
Incoming and outgoing I/O bus that goes off board to a SBA chip
•
Incoming and outgoing crossbar bus that goes off board to the other cell board
•
PDH bus that goes to the PDH and micro controller circuitry
All of these buses come together at the CC chip.
Because of space limitations on the cell board, the PDH and micro controller circuitry reside on a riser board
that plugs at a right angle into the cell board. The cell board also includes clock circuits, test circuits, and
de-coupling capacitors.
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Figure 1-6 shows a simplified view of the memory subsystem. It consists of two independent access paths,
each path having its own address bus, control bus, data bus, and DIMMs. In practice, the CC runs the two
paths 180 degrees out of phase with respect to each other to facilitate pipelining in the CC. Address and
control signals are fanned out through register ports to the synchronous dynamic random access memory
(SDRAM) on the DIMMs.
The memory subsystem is composed of four independent quadrants. Each quadrant has its own memory data
bus connecting from the cell controller to the two buffers for the memory quadrant. Each quadrant also has
two memory control buses; one for each buffer.
Memory Subsystem
DIMM
DIMM
PDH Riser
Board
Buffer
Address/
Controller
Buffer
Buffer
Buffer
Front Side Bus 1
CPU 2
16
CPU 3
Cell
Controller
To Quad 0 Address/Controller Buffers
To Quad 1 Address/Controller Buffers
DIMM
DIMM
To Quad 3 Address/Controller Buffers
Buffer
To Quad 2 Address/Controller Buffers
QUAD 2
DIMM
DIMM
Address/
Controller
Buffer
Buffer
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
Buffer
Address/
Controller
Buffer
QUAD 1
QUAD 3
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
DIMM
Buffer
Address/
Controller
Buffer
Buffer
QUAD 0
Figure 1-6
DIMM
DIMM
Front Side Bus 0
CPU 1
CPU 0
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PDH Riser Board
The HP Integrity rx8620 Server PDH riser board is a small card that plugs into the cell board at a right angle.
The PDH riser interface contains a microprocessor memory interface microcircuit, hardware including the
processor dependant code (PDC) flash memory, and a manageability microcontroller with associated circuitry.
The PDH obtains cell board configuration information from cell board signals and from the cell board local
power module (LPM).
Central Processor Units
The cell board can hold up to four CPU modules and can be populated with modules in increments of one after
meeting the minimum of two CPUs installed on the cell board. On a cell board, the processors must be the
same type and speed. See Table 1-1 for the CPU load order that must be maintained when adding CPUs to
the cell board. Refer to Figure 1-7 for the locations on the cell board for installing CPUs. A single CPU
configuration is not available for the cell board.
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NOTE
Table 1-1
Number
of CPUs
Installed
When installing dual-core CPUs, if only one CPU module is installed on the cell board, a
terminator must be installed in CPU socket 2.
Cell Board CPU Load Order
CPU 2 Location
CPU 3 Location
Two
Terminator
Empty slot
Empty slot
CPU installed
Four
CPU installed
Empty slot
Empty slot
CPU installed
Six
CPU installed
Empty slot
CPU installed
CPU installed
Eight
CPU installed
CPU installed
CPU installed
CPU installed
Figure 1-7
CPU 1 Location
CPU 0 Location
CPU Locations on Cell Board
Cell
CPU 2
CPU 3
Controller CPU 1
CPU 0
DIMMS
The memory DIMMs used by the HP Integrity rx8620 Server are custom designed by HP and are identical to
those used in the Superdome server. Each DIMM contains SDRAM memory components and is qualified to
run at 125MHz. The CPU chip set will not support traditional DRAMs.
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The HP Integrity rx8620 Server will support DIMMs with densities of 64, 128, 256, and 512Mb for the
SDRAM devices. Table 1-2 shows each supported DIMM size, the resulting total server capacity, and the
memory component density. Each DIMM is connected to two buffer chips on the cell board.
Table 1-2
DIMM Size
HP Integrity rx8620 Server DIMMs
Total HP Integrity
rx8620 Server Capacity
Memory Component Density
256MB
16GB
64Mb
512MB
32GB
128Mb
1GB
64GB
256Mb
2GB
128GB
512Mb
4GB
256GB
1024Mb
Main Memory Performance
Latency to main memory is an important parameter in determining overall system performance. For a server
with memory busses at 125MHz, the latency for a page hit is 8.5 cycles (68ns), the latency for a page closed is
11.5 cycles (92ns), and the latency for a page miss is 14.5 cycles (116ns).
Valid Memory Configurations
The HP Integrity rx8620 Server is capable of supporting as little as 0.5GB of main memory using two 256MB
DIMMs installed on one of the cell boards and as much as 128GB by filling all 16 DIMM slots on all four cell
boards with 2GB DIMMs.
DIMMs must be loaded in sets of two at specified locations on the cell board. Two DIMMs are called an
“echelon”, so two echelons would be equivalent to four DIMMs, three echelons would be equivalent to six
DIMMs and so on. The DIMMs must be the same size in an echelon. The DIMMs across all cells in a partition
should have identical memory loaded. Figure 1-8 shows the DIMM slot layout on the cell board. See Table 1-3
and Figure 1-8 for DIMM load order and layout on the cell board.
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A quad as seen in Figure 1-8, is a grouping of four DIMMs. Configurations with 8 or 16 DIMM slots loaded are
recommended. The DIMM sizes in a quad can be different, but the DIMMs in an echelon must be the same
size.
Table 1-3
DIMM Load Order
Number of DIMMs
Installed
Action Taken
DIMM Location
on Cell Board
Quad Location
2 DIMMs = 1 Echelon
Install First
0A and 0B
Quad 0
4 DIMMs = 2 Echelons
Add Second
1A and 1B
Quad 1
6 DIMMs = 3 Echelons
Add Third
2A and 2B
Quad 2
8 DIMMs = 4 Echelons
Add Fourth
3A and 3B
Quad 3
10 DIMMs = 5 Echelons
Add Fifth
4A and 4B
Quad 0
12 DIMMs = 6 Echelons
Add Sixth
5A and 5B
Quad 1
14 DIMMs = 7 Echelons
Add Seventh
6A and 6B
Quad 2
16 DIMMs = 8 Echelons
Add Last
7A and 7B
Quad 3
Figure 1-8
DIMM Slot Layout
Front Edge of Cell Board
DIMM 3B
DIMM 7B
DIMM 1B
DIMM 5B
QUAD 3
QUAD 1
DIMM 7A
DIMM 3A
DIMM 5A
DIMM 1A
DIMM 2B
DIMM 6B
DIMM 0B
DIMM 4B
QUAD 2
QUAD 0
DIMM 6A
DIMM 2A
DIMM 4A
DIMM 0A
Rear Edge of Cell Board
(Plugs into Server Backplane)
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Cells and nPartitions
An nPartition has one or more cells (containing processors and memory) that are assigned to the nPartition
for its exclusive use. Any I/O chassis that is attached to a cell belonging to an nPartition also is assigned to
the nPartition. Each I/O chassis has PCI card slots plus any I/O cards and attached devices, and has a core
I/O card assigned to the I/O chassis.
On the HP Integrity rx8620 Server, each nPartition has its own dedicated portion of the server hardware that
can run a single instance of the operating system. Each nPartition can boot, reboot, and operate
independently of any other nPartitions and hardware within the same server complex.
The server complex includes all hardware within an nPartition server: all cabinets, cells, I/O chassis, I/O
devices and racks, management and interconnecting hardware, power supplies, and fans.
One or more nPartitions may be configured within a server complex, allowing the hardware to function as a
single operating system or as many systems.
NOTE
Partition configuration information is available on the Web at http://docs.hp.com
Refer to HP System Partitions Guide: Administration for nPartitions for details.
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Internal Disk Devices for the HP Integrity rx8620 Server
As Figure 1-9 shows, in an HP Integrity rx8620 Server cabinet the top internal disk drives connect to cell 0
through the core I/O for cell 0. The bottom internal disk drives connect to cell 1 through the core I/O for cell 1.
The upper removable media drive connects to cell 0 through the core I/O card for cell 0 and the lower
removable media drive connects to cell 1 through the core I/O card for cell 1.
Figure 1-9
Internal Disks
Slot 0 Media
Slot 1 Media
Slot 0 Drive
Slot 1 Drive
Slot 3 Drive
Slot 2 Drive
Table 1-4
Removable Media Drive Path
Removable Media
Path
Slot 0 Media
0/0/0/2/1.xa.0
Slot 1 Media
1/0/0/2/1.xa.0
a. X equals 2 for a DVD drive while X
equals 3 for a DDS-4 DAT drive.
Table 1-5
Hard Drive
Hard Disk Drive Path
Path
Slot 0 Drive
0/0/0/2/0.6.0
Slot 1 Drive
0/0/0/3/0.6.0
Slot 2 Drive
1/0/0/2/0.6.0
Slot 3 Drive
1/0/0/3/0.6.0
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System Backplane
The system backplane houses the system clock generation logic, the system reset generation logic, DC-to-DC
converters, power monitor logic, and two LBA link-to-PCI converter ASICs. It is the point of connection for the
cell boards, PCI-X backplane, core I/O cards, SCSI cables, bulk power, chassis fans, front panel display,
intrusion switches, and the system scan card.
Figure 1-10
System Backplane Block Diagram
System Backplane
LBA
PCI-X Backplane
Cell 0
LBA
Core I/O 0
Cell 1
Cell boards are perpendicular
to the system backplane.
XBC
XBC
Cell 2
Cell 3
Core I/O 1
The LBA PCI bus controllers are placed on the system backplane to facilitate hot-plug capability for the core
I/O cards. The partition for the core I/O card must be shut down before removing the card.
Having the SCSI connectors on the system backplane allows hot-plug for the core I/O card without having to
remove cables in the process. Hot-plug circuitry is located near the system backplane/core I/O card mating
area.
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System Backplane to Cell Board Connectivity
Four sets of vertical connectors serve as the point of connection for the cell boards. In addition, two vertical
connectors per cell board carry signals from the CC on the cell board to the SBA chip on the PCI-X backplane,
or an external I/O chassis PCI-X backplane, and back through the system backplane.
System Backplane to Core I/O Card Connectivity
The core I/O card connectors are right-angle connectors that mate with the system backplane. Three
connectors per core I/O card carry one PCI bus from the system to the core I/O board and three single-ended
SCSI busses from the core I/O to the system backplane. The system backplane contains two LBA PCI bus
controllers, one per core I/O board, and six 68-pin SCSI connectors (three per core I/O board).
The LBA PCI bus controllers are placed on the system backplane to facilitate removal of the core I/O cards
when standby power is on. The partition for the core I/O card must be shut down before removing the card.
Placement of the SCSI connectors on the system backplane also permits removal of a core I/O card without
having to remove cables in the process. Hot-plug circuitry is located near the system backplane/core I/O card
mating area.
System Backplane to PCI-X Backplane Connectivity
The PCI-X backplane uses two connectors for the SBA link bus and two connectors for the high-speed data
signals and the manageability signals.
SBA link bus signals are routed through the system backplane to the cell controller on each corresponding cell
board.
The high-speed data signals are routed from the SBA chips on the PCI-X backplane to the two LBA PCI bus
controllers on the system backplane.
Clocks and Reset
The system backplane contains reset and clock circuitry that propagates through the whole system. The
system backplane central clocks drive all major chip set clocks.
I/O Subsystem
The cell board to the PCI-X board path runs from the CC to the SBA, from the SBA to the ropes, from the
ropes to the LBA, and from the LBA to the PCI slots seen in Figure 1-11. The CC on cell board 0 and cell
board 1 communicates through an SBA over the SBA link. The SBA link consists of both an inbound and an
outbound link with an effective bandwidth of approximately 1 GB/sec. The SBA converts the SBA link
protocol into “ropes.” A rope is defined as a high-speed, point-to-point data bus. The SBA can support up to 16
of these high-speed bi-directional rope links for a total aggregate bandwidth of approximately 4 GB/sec. Each
LBA acts as a bus bridge, supporting either one or two ropes and capable of driving 33 MHz or 66 MHz for
PCI cards. The LBAs can also drive at 66 MHz or 133 MHz for PCI-X cards. When cell board 2 and cell board
3 are present, the cell boards attach to their own associated SBA and LBA chips on the PCI-X board in the
Server Expansion Unit.
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Figure 1-11
PCI-X Board to Cell Board Block Diagram
The HP Integrity rx8620 Server supports two internal SBAs. The SBAs generate 32 rope buses (16 per SBA).
The 32 available internal rope buses are divided in the following manner:
•
Two ropes are routed as single rope bundles to support the core I/O boards through LBAs located on the
core I/O backplane.
•
Two ropes are routed as single rope bundles to two LBAs to support two slots for PCI and PCI-X cards.
•
Twenty eight ropes are bundled in two rope pairs to 14 LBAs to support 14 slots for PCI and PCI-X cards.
NOTE
PCI-X slots 1-7 are dual rope slots while slot 8 is a single rope slot. A rope is defined as a
high-speed, point-to-point data bus.
The PCI-X backplane is the primary I/O interface for HP Integrity rx8620 Server systems. It provides 16
64-bit, hot-plug PCI/PCI-X slots. Fourteen of the slots have dual ropes connected to the LBA chips. The
remaining two slots have a single rope connected to each LBA chip. Each of the 16 slots is capable of
66MHz/33MHz PCI or 133MHz/66MHz PCI-X. All 16 PCI slots are keyed for 3.3 V connectors (accepting both
Universal and 3.3 V cards). The PCI-X backplane does not provide any 5 V slots for the I/O cards.
The PCI-X backplane is physically one board but behaves like two independent partitions. SBA 0 and its
associated LBAs and eight PCI-X slots form one I/O partition. SBA 1 and its associated LBAs and eight PCI-X
slots form the other I/O partition. One I/O partition can be powered down separate from the other I/O
partition.
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Table 1-6
PCI-X Slot Types
I/O
Partition
Slot
Devicea
0
8b
PCI (33 or 66 MHz) / PCI-X (66 or 133 MHz) 64-bit, 3.3 V connector, Hot-Plug Slot.
0
7
PCI (33 or 66 MHz) / PCI-X (66 or 133 MHz) 64-bit, 3.3 V connector, Hot-Plug Slot.
0
6
PCI (33 or 66 MHz) / PCI-X (66 or 133 MHz) 64-bit, 3.3 V connector, Hot-Plug Slot.
0
5
PCI (33 or 66 MHz) / PCI-X (66 or 133 MHz) 64-bit, 3.3 V connector, Hot-Plug Slot.
0
4
PCI (33 or 66 MHz) / PCI-X (66 or 133 MHz) 64-bit, 3.3 V connector, Hot-Plug Slot.
0
3
PCI (33 or 66 MHz) / PCI-X (66 or 133 MHz) 64-bit, 3.3 V connector, Hot-Plug Slot.
0
2
PCI (33 or 66 MHz) / PCI-X (66 or 133 MHz) 64-bit, 3.3 V connector, Hot-Plug Slot.
0
1
PCI (33 or 66 MHz) / PCI-X (66 or 133 MHz) 64-bit, 3.3 V connector, Hot-Plug Slot.
1
8b
PCI (33 or 66 MHz) / PCI-X (66 or 133 MHz) 64-bit, 3.3 V connector, Hot-Plug Slot.
1
7
PCI (33 or 66 MHz) / PCI-X (66 or 133 MHz) 64-bit, 3.3 V connector, Hot-Plug Slot.
1
6
PCI (33 or 66 MHz) / PCI-X (66 or 133 MHz) 64-bit, 3.3 V connector, Hot-Plug Slot.
1
5
PCI (33 or 66 MHz) / PCI-X (66 or 133 MHz) 64-bit, 3.3 V connector, Hot-Plug Slot.
1
4
PCI (33 or 66 MHz) / PCI-X (66 or 133 MHz) 64-bit, 3.3 V connector, Hot-Plug Slot.
1
3
PCI (33 or 66 MHz) / PCI-X (66 or 133 MHz) 64-bit, 3.3 V connector, Hot-Plug Slot.
1
2
PCI (33 or 66 MHz) / PCI-X (66 or 133 MHz) 64-bit, 3.3 V connector, Hot-Plug Slot.
1
1
PCI (33 or 66 MHz) / PCI-X (66 or 133 MHz) 64-bit, 3.3 V connector, Hot-Plug Slot.
a. If the slot is used as a PCI slot then either the 33MHz or 66MHz PCI frequency is supported. If the
slot is used as a PCI-X slot then either the 66MHz or 133MHz PCI-X frequency is supported.
b. This is a single rope between the SBA and LBA and not a dual rope like that seen for ropes 1–7.
Core I/O Card
Up to two core I/O cards can be plugged into the HP Integrity rx8620 Server. Two core I/O cards allows for
two I/O partitions to exist in the HP Integrity rx8620 Server. The server can have up to two partitions but the
total number of partitions possible in a server with the Server Expansion Unit attached is four.
The core I/O card is can be replaced with standby power applied. The system power to the core I/O is handled
in the hardware the same way a hot-plug PCI/PCI-X card is handled. Standby power to core I/O is handled by
power manager devices to limit inrush current during insertion.
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Mass Storage (Disk) Backplane
Internal mass storage connections to disks are routed on the mass storage backplane, having connectors and
termination logic. All hard disks are hot-plug while removable media disks are not hot-plug. The HP Integrity
rx8620 Server accommodates two internal, removable media devices. Therefore, power connectors for a
removable media device are required on the mass storage backplane. For more information, refer to
Figure 1-12.
Figure 1-12
Mass Storage Block Diagram
SCSI
TERM
SCSI_1-1
J11
SCSI
12V PWR
MGR
SCSI_1-2
SCSI
TERM
J13 HARD
SCA DRIVE 1-1
0-1
SCSI_2-1
J21
SCSI
12V PWR
MGR
5V PWR
MGR
5V PWR
MGR
SCSI
TERM
SCSI
TERM
J12
SCSI
J22
12V PWR
MGR
J14 HARD
SCA DRIVE 1-2
0-2
SCSI_2
SCSI_2-2
SCSI
12V PWR
MGR
5V PWR
MGR
V12P0_1
V5P0_1
2
I C_FRU
I2C_MON_1
Chapter 1
J23 HARD
SCA DRIVE 2-1
1-1
5V PWR
MGR
J16
DVD-1
DVD
POWER
PWR
J15
PWR
J24 HARD
SCA DRIVE 2-2
1-2
12 VDC_2
5 VDC_2
J26
DVD-2
DVD
POWER
PWR
J25
PWR
FRU
I/O
EXPANDER
I2C_MON_2
I/O
EXPANDER
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Dimensions and Components
Figure 1-13
HP Integrity rx8620 Server (Front View)
Removable Media Drive
PCI Power Supply
Power Switch
Hard Disk Drive
Front OLR Fan
Bulk Power Supply
•
Depth: Defined by cable management constraints to fit into a standard 36-inch deep rack:
25.5 inches from front rack column to PCI connector surface
26.7 inches from front rack column to core I/O card connector surface
30 inches overall package dimension, including 2.7 inches protruding in front of the front rack columns
•
Width: 17.5 inches, constrained by EIA standard 19 inch racks
•
Height: 17U (29.55 inches), constrained by package density
The mass storage section located in the front allows access to removable media drives without removal of the
bezel (bezel not shown in figure). The mass storage bay accommodates two 5.25-inch removable media drives
and up to four 3.5-inch hard disk drives. The front panel display, containing LEDs and the system power
switch, is located directly above the hard drive media bays.
Below the mass storage section and behind a removable bezel are two PCI DC-to-DC power supplies. Each
PCI power supply will power only one I/O partition.
Enclosed with protective finger guards are nine front online replace (OLR) fan modules.
The bulk power supply is partitioned through the use of a sealed metallic enclosure located in the bottom of
the server. This enclosure houses the N+1 fully redundant bulk power supplies. These power supplies are
installed from the front of the server after removing the front bezel. The power supply is
2.45 X 5.625 X 20.0 inches.
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Figure 1-14
HP Integrity rx8620 Server (Rear View)
PCI OLR Fan
PCI I/O Card Section
Core I/O Card
Rear OLR Fan
AC Power Receptacle
The PCI I/O card section, located toward the rear, is accessed by removing the top cover.
The PCI OLR fan modules are located in front of the PCI cards. They are housed in plastic carriers.
The cell boards are located on the right side of the product behind a removable side cover. Rack front doors are
more often hinged on the left, which restricts the large cell board to slide out from the right.
The two redundant core I/O cards are positioned vertically end-to-end at the rear of the chassis.
The PCI card bulkhead connectors are located at the rear top.
The 12 rear OLR fans attached external to the chassis house 120-mm exhaust fans.
Redundant line cords attach to the AC power receptacles at the bottom rear. Two 20-amp cords are required
to power the HP Integrity rx8620 Server. Two additional line cords provide redundancy.
Access the system backplane by removing the left side cover. The system backplane hinges from the lower
edge and is anchored at the top with a single large jack screw assembly.
The SCSI ribbon cable assembly also routes across and fastens to the backside of the system backplane near
the connectors that attach the core I/O boards.
The blue deployment handles hinge outward to help lift and move the server into a rack.
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Inspect shipping containers when the equipment arrives at the site. Check equipment after the packing has
been removed. This chapter discusses how to inspect and receive the HP Integrity rx8620 Server.
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Inspecting the Server Cabinet
NOTE
The server will ship in one of three different configurations. The configurations are:
•
on a pallet installed in a server cabinet
•
on a pallet for rack mount into an existing cabinet on the customer site
•
on a pallet with a wheel kit for installation as a standalone server
HP shipping containers are designed to protect their contents under normal shipping conditions. After the
equipment arrives at the customer site, carefully inspect each carton for signs of shipping damage. A tilt
indicator is installed on each carton shipped. The beads in the indicator will roll to the upper position if the
container has been tilted to an angle that could cause equipment damage. The tilt indicator itself will have
two windows and each window under normal conditions will show four beads present. If a carton has been
mishandled, accidentally dropped, or knocked against something, the tilt indicator will indicate missing
beads. If damage is found, document the damage with photographs and contact the transport carrier
immediately.
Examine the server cabinet for visible shipping damage. After unpacking the cabinet, check for damage that
may have been obscured by the shipping container. If damage is found after visual inspection, document the
damage with photographs and contact the transport carrier immediately.
If the equipment has any damage, a damage claim form must be obtained by the customer from the shipping
representative. The customer should complete the form and return it to the shipping representative.
NOTE
The factory provides an installation warranty that is effective from the time the customer
receives the shipment until Field Services turns the system over to the customer.
Upon inspection of a received system and during installation of the system, if any parts or
accessories are missing or defective, they will be replaced directly from the factory by a priority
process. To request replacement parts, the HP Installation Specialist must contact the local
Order Fulfillment group which will coordinate the replacement with the factory.
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Receiving the Server Cabinet
This section contains information about unpacking the server cabinet.
WARNING
Wear protective glasses while cutting the plastic bands around the shipping
container. These bands are under tension. When cut, they can spring back and cause
serious eye injury.
NOTE
Position the pallet, allowing for enough space to roll the cabinet off the pallet before starting.
Remove the server cabinet using the following steps:
Step 1. Cut the polystrap bands around the shipping container.
Step 2. Lift the cardboard top cap from the shipping box.
Figure 2-1 Removing the Polystraps and Cardboard
Step 3. Remove the corrugated wrap from the pallet.
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Step 4. Remove the packing materials.
CAUTION
The plastic wrapping material should be cut off rather than pulled off. Pulling the
plastic covering off represents an ESD hazard.
Step 5. Remove the four bolts holding down the ramps and remove the ramps.
NOTE
Figure 2-2 shows one ramp attached to the pallet on either side of the cabinet with
each ramp secured to the pallet using two bolts. There is another configuration
where the ramps are secured together on one side of the cabinet with one bolt.
Figure 2-2 Removing the Shipping Bolts and Plastic Cover
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Step 6. Remove the six bolts from the base attaching the rack to the pallet.
Figure 2-3 Preparing to Roll Off the Pallet
WARNING
Chapter 2
Be sure that the leveling feet on the rack are raised before you roll the rack
down the ramp, and any time you roll the rack on the casters. Use caution
when rolling the cabinet off the ramp. A single server in the cabinet weighs
approximately 508 lb. It is strongly recommended that two people roll the
cabinet off the pallet.
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Securing the Cabinet
When in position, secure and stabilize the cabinet using the leveling feet at the corners of the base and install
the anti-tip mechanisms on the bottom front and rear of the rack.
Figure 2-4
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Rack Mount System Installation
Rack Mount System Installation
Servers shipped as a stand-alone or in the to be racked configuration must have the core I/O handles and the
PCI towel bars attached at system installation. Obtain and install the core I/O handles and PCI towel bars
from the accessory kit A6093-04046. The towel bars and handles are the same part. Refer to service note
A6093A-11. This is the same accessory kit used for the HP 9000 rp8400 server.
There are several documents written to help with rack mounting the server. This list is intended to guide the
HP Installation Specialist to the documentation that has been written by the Rack Solutions team. The
external Web site is http://www.hp.com/racksolutions. The internal Web site is
http://racksolutions.corp.hp.com.
Rack System/E
Detailed rack information for the rack system/E covers the following topics:
•
Safety and Regulatory Information
•
Description of the Standard Racks and Physical Specifications
•
Installation Guidelines
•
Procedures
The part number for this user’s manual is 5967-6409.
Rack System/E Stabilizer Feet
The stabilizer installation guide for the rack system/E covers the following topics:
•
How to Install the Stabilizers
•
Moving the Rack
The part number for this installation guide is A5805-96001
HP J1528A Rack Integration Kit
The rack integration kit information covers installing the following products:
•
Ballast Kit (J1479A)
•
Anti-Tip Stabilizer Kit (A5540A)
•
Slide Rails
•
CMA (Cable Management Arm)
•
Interlock Device Assembly
This installation guide provides a complete parts list of the hardware and tools required to perform the
installation of the products mentioned. Installation of the products is illustrated in this guide. The part
number for this installation guide is J1528-90001.
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Manual Lifting
Manual Lifting
Use this procedure only if no HP approved lift is available.
This procedure should only be performed by four (4) qualified HP Service Personnel utilizing proper lifting
techniques and procedures.
System damage can occur through improper removal and re-installation of devices. This task must be
performed by trained personnel only. Instructions for removing and re-installing these components can be
found in the Removal and Replacement chapter of the HP Service Guide for the HP Integrity rx8620 Server.
CAUTION
Observe all ESD safety precautions before attempting this procedure. Failure to follow ESD
safety precautions could result in damage to the server.
Step 1. Reduce the weight by removing all bulk power supplies and cell boards.
Step 2. Locate the four (4) positioning handles on the sides of the system. They are color coded blue and
located close to each base corner of the unit.
Step 3. Ensure the vertical support brackets are in the down position so they rest on the slides when the
server is lowered to the rack slides. There are two brackets on each side of the server chassis.
Step 4. Unfold the handles so they are extended out from the unit. The server is now ready for manual
lifting by the four (4) qualified HP Service Personnel.
Step 5. After the server is secured, re-install the previously removed cell boards and bulk power supplies.
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Using the RonI Model 17000 SP 400 Lifting Device
Using the RonI Model 17000 SP 400 Lifting Device
A lifter designed by the RonI company is used to rack mount the server. The lifter can raise 400 lb. to a height
of five feet. The lifter can be broken down into several components. When completely broken down, no single
component weighs more than 25 lb. The ability to break the lifter down makes it easy to transport from the
office to the car and then to the customer site.
Documentation for the RonI lifter has been written by RonI and is on the HP intranet at the Cybrary Web
site. Complete details on how to assemble the lifter, troubleshoot the lifter, and maintain the lifter are
provided by RonI in the documentation.
Use the following procedure to unload the server from the pallet after the lifter is assembled.
WARNING
Use caution when using the lifter. Because of the weight of the server, it must be
centered on the lifter forks before raising it off the pallet to avoid injury.
The server must be racked in the bottom of a cabinet for safety reasons. Never
extend more than one server from the same cabinet while installing or servicing
either an HP Integrity rx8620 Server or another server product. Failure to follow
these instructions could result in the cabinet tipping over.
Step 1. Obtain the HP J1528A Rack Integration Kit Installation Guide before proceeding with the rack
mount procedure. This guide covers these important steps:
•
Installing the anti-tip stabilizer kit (A5540A)
•
Installing the ballast kit (J1479A)
•
Installing the barrel nuts on the front and rear columns
•
Installing the slides
Step 2. Follow the instructions on the outside of the server packaging to remove the banding and carton top
from the server pallet.
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Step 3. Insert the lifter forks between the cushions.
Figure 2-5 Positioning the Lifter to the Pallet
Position the Lifter
Forks at These
Insertion Points
Step 4. Carefully roll the lift forward until it is fully positioned against the side of the server.
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Step 5. Slowly raise the server off the pallet until it clears the pallet cushions.
Figure 2-6 Raising the Server Off the Pallet Cushions
Step 6. Carefully roll the lifter and server away from the pallet. Do not raise the server any higher than
necessary when moving it over to the rack.
Step 7. Follow the HP J1528A Rack Integration Kit Installation Guide to complete these steps:
Chapter 2
•
Mounting the server to the slides
•
Installing the cable management arm (CMA)
•
Installing the interlock device assembly (if two servers are in the same cabinet)
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Wheel Kit Installation
Compare the packing list with the contents of the wheel kit before beginning the installation.
Table 2-1
Wheel Kit Packing List
Part Number
Description
Quantity
A9904-04002
Caster Cover
2
A9904-04007
Right Side Cover
1
A9904-04008
Left Side Cover
1
A9904-04009
Top Cover
1
A6093-04082
Right Front Caster Assembly
1
A6093-04083
Right Rear Caster Assembly
1
A6093-04084
Left Front Caster Assembly
1
A6093-04085
Left Rear Caster Assembly
1
0515-2478
M4 x 0.7 8mm T15 Steel Zinc
Machine Screw (Used to attach
each caster to the chassis)
8
A6093-44013
Plywood Unloading Ramp
1
Not Applicable
Phillips Head Wood Screw (used to
attach the ramp to the pallet)
2
Tools Required for Installation
The following list provides the installer with the recommended tools to perform the wheel kit installation.
•
Diagonal side cutters
•
Safety glasses
•
Torx driver with T-15 bit
•
Phillips head screwdriver
WARNING
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Wear protective glasses while cutting the plastic bands around the shipping
container. These bands are under tension. When cut, they can spring back and cause
serious eye injury.
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1. Cut and remove the polystrap bands securing the server to the pallet.
2. Lift the carton top from the cardboard tray resting on the pallet.
3. Remove the bezel kit carton and top cushion from the pallet.
Figure 2-7
Server on Shipping Pallet
Top Cushions
Cardboard Tray
Shipping Pallet
Bezel Kit
4. Unfold bottom cardboard tray.
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5. Remove the front cushion only. Do not remove any other cushions until further instructed.
Figure 2-8
Removal of Cushion from Front Edge of Server
Rear Cushion
Side Cushion
Front Cushion
6. Open the wheel kit box and locate the two front casters. The front casters are shorter in length than the
two rear casters. Each front caster is designed to fit only on one corner of the server. There is a right front
caster and a left front caster.
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7. Remove two of the eight screws from the plastic pouch. Attach one wheel caster to the front of the server.
Figure 2-9
Attaching a Caster Wheel to the Server
Front Caster
8. Attach the remaining front caster to the server using two more screws supplied in the plastic pouch.
9. Remove the rear cushion at the rear of the server. Do not remove the remaining cushions.
10. Mount the two rear casters to the server using the remaining four screws.
11. Obtain the plywood ramp from the wheel kit.
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12. Attach the ramp to the edge of the pallet. Note there are two pre-drilled holes in the ramp. Use the two
screws taped to the ramp and attach it to the pallet.
Figure 2-10
Attaching the Ramp to the Pallet
Pre-drilled Holes
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13. Remove the two side cushions from the server and unfold the cardboard tray so that it lays flat on the
pallet.
Figure 2-11
Side Cushion Removal from Server
Side Cushion
Ramp
14. Carefully roll the server off the pallet and down the ramp.
15. Obtain the caster covers from the wheel kit. Note that the caster covers are designed to fit on either side
of the server.
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16. Insert the slot on the caster cover into the front caster. Secure the caster cover to the server by tightening
the captive screw on the cover at the rear of the server.
Figure 2-12
Securing each Caster Cover to the Server
Captive Screw
Caster Covers
Rear Casters
Front Casters
Slot
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17. Wheel kit installation is complete after both caster covers are attached to the server and the bezel cover is
snapped into place on the front of the server.
Figure 2-13
Completed Wheel Kit Installation
Attached Caster Cover
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Top and Side Cover Installation
NOTE
Figure 2-14
It may be necessary to remove existing top and side covers installed on the server before
installing the covers shipped with the wheel kit. If cover removal is not needed, go directly to
the sections for installing the top and side cover.
Cover Locations
Top Cover
Side Cover
Front Bezel
CAUTION
Observe all ESD safety precautions before attempting this procedure. Failure to follow ESD
safety precautions could result in damage to the server.
Removing the Top Cover
Step 1. Connect to ground with a wrist strap.
Step 2. Loosen the blue retaining screws securing the cover to the chassis.
Step 3. Slide the cover toward the rear of the chassis.
Step 4. Lift the cover up and away from the chassis.
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Step 5. Place the cover in a safe location.
Figure 2-15
Top Cover Detail
Retaining Screw
Installing the Top Cover
Step 1. Orient the cover according to its position on the chassis.
Step 2. Slide the cover into position using a slow, firm pressure to properly seat the cover.
Step 3. Tighten the blue retaining screws securing the cover to the chassis.
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Removing the Side Cover
Figure 2-16
Side Cover Detail
Retaining Screw
Step 1. Connect to ground with a wrist strap.
Step 2. Loosen the blue retaining screw securing the cover to the chassis. See Figure 2-16.
Step 3. Slide the cover from the chassis toward the rear of the system.
Step 4. Place the cover in a safe location.
Installing the Side Cover
Step 1. Orient the cover according to its position on the chassis.
Step 2. Slide the cover into position using a slow, firm pressure to properly seat the cover.
Step 3. Tighten the blue retaining screw securing the cover to the chassis.
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Power Distribution Unit
Power Distribution Unit
The server may ship with a power distribution unit (PDU). There are two 60A PDUs available for the HP
Integrity rx8620 Server. Each PDU is mounted horizontally between the rear columns of the server cabinet.
The 60A PDUs are delivered with an IEC-309 60A plug.
The 60A NEMA1 PDU has four 20A circuit breakers and is constructed for North American use. Each of the
four circuit breakers has two IEC2-320 C19 outlets providing a total of eight IEC-320 C19 outlets.
The 60A IEC PDU has four 16A circuit breakers and is constructed for International use. Each of the four
circuit breakers has two IEC-320 C19 outlets providing a total of eight IEC-320 C19 outlets.
Each PDU is 3U high and is rack-mounted in the server cabinet.
Documentation for installation will accompany the PDU. The documentation can also be found at the external
Rack Solutions Web site at http://www.hp.com/racksolutions. This PDU might be referred to as a Relocatable
Power Tap outside HP.
The PDU installation kit contains the:
•
PDU with cord and plug
•
Mounting hardware
•
Installation instructions
1. NEMA — National Electrical Manufacturers Association
2. IEC — International Electrotechnical Commission
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CAUTION
Observe all ESD safety precautions before attempting these procedures. Failure to follow ESD
safety precautions could result in damage to the HP Integrity rx8620 Server.
The following options can be installed in the HP Integrity rx8620 Server:
•
PCI I/O cards
•
additional hard disk drive storage
•
additional removable media device storage
Installing Add-On Products
This section provides information on additional products ordered after installation and any dependencies for
these add-on products.
Embedded Disks
When disks are installed, the top two hard disk drives are driven by cell 0 located in the HP Integrity rx8620
Server. The bottom two hard disk drives are driven by cell 1 located in the HP Integrity rx8620 Server.
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A list of replacement disk drives for the HP Integrity rx8620 Server is in Appendix A of the Service Guide for
the HP Integrity rx8620 Server. The list contains both removable media disk drives and hard disk drives.
Figure 2-17
Embedded Disks
Hard Disk Drive Installation
The disk drives are located in the front of the chassis. The hard disk drives are hot-plug drives.
Step 1. Be sure the front locking latch is open, then position the disk drive in the chassis.
Step 2. Slide the disk drive into the chassis; a slow, firm pressure is needed to properly seat the connector.
Step 3. Press the front locking latch to secure the disk drive in the chassis.
Step 4. Spin up the disk by entering one of the following commands:
#diskinfo -v /dev/rdsk/cxtxdx
#ioscan -f
Removable Media Drive Installation
The DVD drive or DDS-4 tape drive is located in the front of the chassis. The server power must be turned off
before attempting to install it. Refer to “Shutting Down nPartitions and Powering Off Hardware Components”
in the Service Guide for the HP Integrity rx8620 Server for more information.
If an upper drive is installed, it will need to be removed before installing a lower drive.
Step 1. Remove filler panel.
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Step 2. Connect the cables to the rear of the drive.
Step 3. Install left and right media rails and clips.
Step 4. Slide the drive in the chassis. Fold the cables out of the way.
Step 5. The drive easily slides into the chassis; however, a slow, firm pressure is needed for proper seating.
Step 6. The front locking tab will latch to secure the drive in the chassis.
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PCI-X Card Cage Assembly I/O Cards
A number of PCI and PCI-X I/O cards are supported in the HP Integrity rx8620 Server. Known supported
cards at the release of this manual are shown in Tables 3-1 through 3-4.
Table 2-2
HP Integrity rx8620 Server I/O Cards - HP-UX
Part
Number
Card Description
Number of Cards
Supported
(B-Bootable)
A3739B
FDDI Dual Attach
16
A4926A
Gigabit Ethernet (1000B-SX)
16
A4929A
Gigabit Ethernet (1000B-T)
16
A6847A
Next Generation 1000B-SX
16a
A6825A
Next Generation 1000B-T
16a
A6826A
PCI-X Dual Channel 2 GB Fibre Channel HBA
16a
A5149A
Ultra2 SCSI
16
A5150A
2-port Ultra2 SCSI
16
A5158A
Fibre Channel PCI Adapter
16b
A5230A
10/100B-TX (RJ45)
16
A5506B
4-port 10/100B-TX
16
A5513A
ATM 155 (MMF connector)
16
A5783A
Token Ring (4/16/100 Mb/s)
16
A5838A
2-port Ultra2-SCSI + 2-port 100T
16
A6386A
Hyperfabric II
8
A6826A
PCI-X Dual Channel 2Gb Fibre Channel HBA
16b
A6748A
8-port Terminal MUX
16
A6749A
64-port Terminal MUX
16
A6794AX
Procurium GigE LAN/SCSI combo card
2B
A6795A
2G FC Tachlite
16b
A6828A
1-port U160 SCSI
16b
A6829A
2-port U160 SCSI
16b
A6869A
Obsidian USB/VGA PCI card
1
A6869B
Obsidian USB/VGA PCI card
1
A7011A
PCI-X 2 port 1000BaseSX Dual Port (Intel chip)
16
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Table 2-2
HP Integrity rx8620 Server I/O Cards - HP-UX (Continued)
Part
Number
Card Description
Number of Cards
Supported
(B-Bootable)
A7012A
PCI-X 2 port 1000BaseT Dual Port (Intel chip)
16
A7173A
2 port U320 SCSI
16B
A9782A
PCI-X 1000B-T GB FC GigE-SX
16b
A9784A
PCI-X 1000B-T GigE/2 G FC combo
16b
A9890A
SmartArray 6402 2-channel RAID
8B
A9891A
SmartArray 6404 4-channel RAID
8B
AB286A
PCI-X 2 port 4X InfiniBand HCA (HPC)
2
AB287A
10G Ethernet
2
AB286C
PCI-X 2-Port 4X InfiniBand HCA (HPC), RoHS
1
AB290A
U320 SCSI/GigE Combo Card
16B
AB345C
PCI-X 2-Port 4X InfiniBand HCA w/ HA and
Database Support, RoHS
1
AB378A
1-port 4Gb FC card PCI-X
16B
AB379A
2-port 4Gb FC card PCI-X
16
AB545A
4-port 1000B-T Ethernet
16
AB465A
PCI-X 2-port 1000B-T/2-port 2Gb FC Combo
16B
AD278A
8-port Terminal MUX
15
AD279A
64-port Terminal MUX
15
J3525A
2-port serial (X25/FR/SDLC)
16
Z7340A
8-port PCI ACC
16
a. Supports a pre-OS network boot (IODC or EFI) for the purpose of OS
installation (ignite, RIS).
b. This I/O card will be supported at the first update of the HP-UX B.11.23
release.
Table 2-3
HP Integrity rx8620 Server I/O Cards - Windows
Part
Number
Card Description
Number of Cards
Supported
(B-Bootable)
A7059A
SCSI adapter
8B
A7060A
SCSI adapter
8B
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Table 2-3
HP Integrity rx8620 Server I/O Cards - Windows (Continued)
Part
Number
Number of Cards
Supported
(B-Bootable)
Card Description
A6869A
Obsidian VGA/USB card
1
A6869B
Obsidian 2 VGA/USB card
1
A7173A
SCSI adapter
8B
A9825A
Smart Array 5302 SCSI controller
8B
A9826A
Smart Array 5304 SCSI controller
8B
A9890A
Smart Array 6402 SCSI controller
8B
A9891A
Smart Array 6404 SCSI controller
8
337972-B21
Smart Array P600 SCSI controller
8
AB232A
FC Emulex 9802
12B
AB466A
FC Emulex 1050DC
8B
AB467A
FC Emulex 1050
12B
AD167A
Emulex 4GB
12
AD168
Exulex 4GB DC
8
A7061A
NIC Broadcom Cu
12
A7073A
NIC Broadcom FC
12
A9900A
NIC Intel Dual Cu
12B
A9899A
NIC Intel Dual FC
12B
AB287A
10G NIC
4
Table 2-4
Part
Number
HP Integrity rx8620 Server - Linux Supported I/O Cards
Card Description
Number of Cards
Supported
A7173A
PCI-X Dual-Channel Ultra320 SCSI
8
A7059A
PCI Windows and Linux Ultra160
SCSI
8
A7060A
PCI Windows and Linux 2 channel
Ultra160 SCSI
5
A9890A
PCI-X SmartArray 6402/128 MB
8
337972-B21
PCI-X Smart Array P600 serial
attached SCSI (SAS) controller
8
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Table 2-4
Part
Number
HP Integrity rx8620 Server - Linux Supported I/O Cards (Continued)
Card Description
Number of Cards
Supported
A9825A
2 channel Smart Array 5302 / 128 MB
8
A9826A
4 channel Smart Array 6404 / 256 MB
8
A6826A
PCI X 2 channel 2 Gb /s Fibre Channel
8
A7538A
PCI-X 1-port 2Gb Fibre Channel
15
A7061A
PCI 1 port 1000Base T
8
A7073A
PCI 1 port 1000Base SX
8
A5506B
PCI 4-port 100Base-TX
2
A9899A
PCI 2-port 1000Base-SX
8
A9900A
PCI 2-port 1000Base-T
8
AD144A
PCI 1-port 10GbE SR (133Mhz)
2
AD145A
PCI 4-port 1000Base-T
4
Table 2-5
Part
Number
HP Integrity rx8620 Server - Open VMS Supported I/O Cards
Card Description
Number of Cards
Supported
(B-Bootable)
A6826A
PCI X 2 channel 2 Gb /s Fibre Channel
8B
A7173A
PCI 2 channel Ultra320 SCSI Adapter
2B
AB378A
PCI 1 port 4 Gb Fibre Channel
8B
AB379A
PCI 2 port 4 Gb Fibre Channel
8B
AB545A
PCI X 4 port 1000Base T Gigabit
Adapter
3
A6847A
PCI 1 port 1000Base SX
8
A6825A
PCI 1 port 1000Base T
8
A7011A
PCI X 2 port 1000Base SX
8
A7012A
PCI X 2 port 1000Base T
8
A9782A
PCI X 2 Gb Fibre Channel, 1000Base
SX
4B
A9784A
PCI X 2 Gb Fibre Channel, 1000Base
T
4B
AB465A
PCI X 2 port 2 Gb FC/2 port 1 Gb
Ethernet
2B
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Table 2-5
HP Integrity rx8620 Server - Open VMS Supported I/O Cards
Part
Number
AB290A
Card Description
PCI X 2 port 1000Base T/2 port
Ultra320 SCSI
Number of Cards
Supported
(B-Bootable)
2B
PCI I/O Card Installation
IMPORTANT The installation process varies depending on what method for installing the PCI card is
selected. PCI I/O card installation procedures should be downloaded from the
http://docs.hp.com/ Web site. Background information and procedures for adding a new PCI I/O
card using online addition are found in the Interface Card OL* Support Guide.
PCI I/O OL* Card Methods
There are three methods for performing OL* operations on PCI I/O cards.
pdweb
The Peripheral Device Tool (pdweb) Web-based method of performing OL*.
olrad
The command line method of performing OL*.
Attention
Button
The hardware system slot based method of performing OL*.
Prerequisites for Adding a PCI I/O Card Using the Attention Button
The prerequisites for this procedure are:
•
Drivers for the card have already been installed.
•
There are no drivers associated with the slot.
•
The green power LED is steady OFF. Should the empty slot be in the ON state use the olrad command or
the pdweb tool to power the slot OFF.
•
The yellow attention LED is steady OFF or is blinking if a user has requested the slot location.
•
Refer to the host bus adapter (HBA) documentation for details on card installation.
•
Run the olrad -q command to determine the status of all the PCI I/O slots.
•
Obtain a copy of the interface card guide for instructions on preparing the operating system for the online
addition of the PCI I/O card before attempting to insert a PCI I/O card into the PCI-X card cage assembly
backplane slot.
This procedure describes how to perform an online addition of a PCI card using the attention button for
cards whose drivers support online add or replacement (OLAR). The attention button is also referred to as the
doorbell.
Step 1. Remove the top cover.
Step 2. Remove the PCI bulkhead filler panel.
Step 3. Flip the PCI gate for the card slot to the open position. Refer to Figure 2-18.
Step 4. Install the new PCI card in the slot.
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NOTE
A slow, firm pressure is needed to properly seat the card into the backplane.
Step 5. Flip the PCI gate for the card slot to the closed position.
CAUTION
Working out of sequence or not completing the actions within each step could cause
the system to crash.
Do not press the attention button until the latch is locked.
Step 6. Press the attention button.
The green power LED will start to blink.
Figure 2-18 PCI I/O Slot Details
Gate Closed
Gate Open
Attention Button
Power LED (Green)
Attention LED (Yellow)
Step 7. Wait for the green power LED to stop blinking and turn on solid.
Step 8. Check for errors in the hotplugd daemon log file (default: /var/adm/hotplugd.log).
The critical resource analysis (CRA) performed while doing an attention button initiated add action
is very restrictive and the action will not complete–it will fail–to protect critical resources from
being impacted. For finer control over CRA actions use pdweb or the olrad command. Refer to the
Interface Card OL* Support Guide located on the Web at http://docs.hp.com for details.
Step 9. Replace the top cover.
Step 10. Connect all cables to the installed PCI card.
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DVD+RW Installation Instructions
The CD/DVD/DAT is located in the front of the chassis. The system power to this component must be removed
before attempting to remove or replace it. Follow the procedures below to install the DVD+RW drive.
Figure 2-19
Removable Media Bay Location
Step 1. Remove the front bezel and top cover. See “Removing the Front Bezel” and “Removing the Top
Cover” in the Remove and Replace Procedures of the HP Service Guide.
Step 2. Remove the drive bay blank or removable media drive.
NOTE
In the HP Integrity rx8620 Server, the upper removable media drive must be
removed to access the lower removable media drive.
Step 3. Remove the DVD+RW drive from package.
Step 4. Install the side rails onto the drive.
Step 5. Connect the removable media bay power cable to the loose end of the Y power cable on the
DVD+RW assembly. Ensure that the mating connector pair passes through the ruggedizer.
Step 6. Route the removable media bay power cable into the ruggedizer cable clip.
Step 7. Connect the SCSI cable to the DVD+RW dive. Ensure that the power cable passes over the top of
the SCSI cable.
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Step 8. Slide the DVD+RW drive and cable into the removable media drive bay. Push the drive until it is
fully seated in the bay.
Figure 2-20 Positioning DVD+RW drive in media bay
Step 9. Replace the front bezel and top cover. See “Replacing the Front Bezel” and “Replacing the Top
Cover” in the Remove and Replace Procedures in the HP Service Guide.
Step 10. Power on the server.
Step 11. Boot the operating system. See “Powering On the System” in the Remove and Replace Procedures
in the HP Service Guide.
Step 12. Install the appropriate device drivers. Use the installation instructions that come packaged with
the drive to install device drivers.
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After the system has been unpacked and moved into position, it must be connected to a source of AC power.
The AC power must be checked for the proper voltage before the system is powered up. This chapter describes
these activities.
Voltage Check
This section provides voltage check information for use on the customer site. The emphasis is on measuring
the voltages at the power cord plug end specified as an IEC-320 C19 type plug. This is the end that plugs
directly into the back of the server cabinet.
NOTE
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These procedures need to be performed for each power cord that will be plugged directly into
the back of the server cabinet. If the expected results from this procedure are not observed
during the voltage check, refer to the section titled “Voltage Check (Additional Procedure)” on
page 69.
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Voltage Range Verification of Receptacle
This measures the voltage between L1 and L2, L1 to ground, and L2 to ground. Three separate
measurements are performed during this procedure. Refer to Figure 2-21 for voltage reference
points when performing the following measurements.
Figure 2-21 Voltage Reference Points for IEC-320 C19 Plug
GND
Step 2
V
V
L1
Step 3
L2
V
Step 1
IMPORTANT These measurements must be performed for every power cord that plugs into the HP
Integrity rx8620 Server.
Step 1. Measure the voltage between L1 and L2. This is considered to be a phase-to-phase measurement in
North America. In Europe and certain parts of Asia-Pacific, this measurement is referred to as a
phase-to-neutral measurement. The expected voltage should be between 200–240 VAC regardless
of the geographic region.
Step 2. Measure the voltage between L1 and ground. In North America, verify this voltage is between
100–120 VAC. In Europe and certain parts of Asia-Pacific, verify this voltage is between
200–240 VAC.
Step 3. Measure the voltage between L2 and ground. In North America, verify this voltage is between
100–120 VAC. In Europe and certain parts of Asia-Pacific, verify this voltage is 0 (zero) VAC.
Table 2-6 provides single phase voltage measurement examples dependent on the geographic region where
these measurements are taken.
Table 2-6
Single Phase Voltage Examples
Japan
North
America
Europea
L1-L2
210V
208V or 240V
230V
L1-GND
105V
120V
230V
L2-GND
105V
120V
0V
a. In some European countries there may not be a
polarization.
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Safety Ground Verification (Single Power Source)
This procedure measures the voltage level between A0 and A1. The voltage level between B0 and
B1 will also be verified. All measurements will be taken between ground pins. Refer to Figure 2-22
for ground reference points when performing these measurements.
Figure 2-22 Safety Ground Reference Check - Single Power Source
Step 1
V
GND
L1
GND
L2
L1
L2
A1
A0
Step 2
V
GND
L1
GND
L2
B0
L1
L2
B1
Step 1. Measure the voltage between A0 and A1. Take the AC voltage down to the lowest scale on the volt
meter. One probe is inserted into the ground pin for A0. The other probe is inserted into the ground
pin for A1. Verify that the measurement is between 0–5 VAC. If the measurement is 5 V or greater,
escalate the situation. Do not attempt to plug the power cords into the server cabinet.
Step 2. Measure the voltage between B0 and B1. Take the AC voltage down to the lowest scale on the volt
meter. One probe will be inserted into the ground pin for B0. The other probe will be inserted into
the ground pin for B1. Verify that the measurement is between 0–5 VAC. If the measurement is 5 V
or greater, escalate the situation. Do not attempt to plug the power cords into the server cabinet.
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Safety Ground Verification (Dual Power Source)
This procedure measures the voltage level between A0 and A1, between B0 and B1, between A0
and B0, and between A1 and B1. All measurements will be taken between ground pins. Refer to
Figure 2-23 for ground reference points when performing these measurements.
Figure 2-23 Safety Ground Reference Check - Dual Power Source
Step 1
V
GND
GND
L1
L1
L2
A0
L2
A1
Step 2
Step 3
V
V Step 4
V
GND
L1
GND
L2
B0
L1
L2
B1
Step 1. Measure the voltage between A0 and A1. Take the AC voltage down to the lowest scale on the volt
meter. One probe is inserted into the ground pin for A0. The other probe is inserted into the ground
pin for A1. Verify that the measurement is between 0–5 VAC. If the measurement is 5 V or greater,
escalate the situation. Do not attempt to plug the power cords into the server cabinet.
Step 2. Measure the voltage between B0 and B1. Take the AC voltage down to the lowest scale on the volt
meter. One probe is inserted into the ground pin for B0. The other probe is inserted into the ground
pin for B1. Verify that the measurement is between 0–5 VAC. If the measurement is 5 V or greater,
escalate the situation. Do not attempt to plug the power cords into the server cabinet.
Step 3. Measure the voltage between A0 and B0. Take the AC voltage down to the lowest scale on the volt
meter. One probe is inserted into the ground pin for A0. The other probe is inserted into the ground
pin for B0. Verify that the measurement is between 0–5 VAC. If the measurement is 5 V or greater,
escalate the situation. Do not attempt to plug the power cords into the server cabinet.
Step 4. Measure the voltage between A1 and B1. Take the AC voltage down to the lowest scale on the volt
meter. One probe is inserted into the ground pin for A1. The other probe is inserted into the ground
pin for B1. Verify that the measurement is between 0–5 VAC. If the measurement is 5 V or greater,
escalate the situation. Do not attempt to plug the power cords into the server cabinet.
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Voltage Check (Additional Procedure)
The voltage check ensures that all phases (and neutral, for international systems) are connected correctly to
the cabinet and that the AC input voltage is within limits.
Perform this procedure if the previous voltage check procedure did not yield the expected results as
previously outlined.
If a UPS is used, refer to applicable UPS documentation for information on connecting the
server and checking the UPS output voltage. UPS User Manual documentation is shipped with
the UPS. Documentation may also be found at http://www.hp.com/racksolutions
NOTE
Step 1. Verify that site power is OFF.
Step 2. Open the site circuit breakers.
Step 3. Verify that the receptacle ground connector is connected to ground. Refer to Figure 2-24 for
connector details.
Step 4. Set the site power circuit breaker to ON.
Figure 2-24Wall Receptacle Pinouts
X
Y
X
X
Y
G
GND
CEE 7/7
GND
IEC 309/16A
Y
GND
X
Y
GND
L6 - 20
GB - 1002
Step 5. Verify that the voltage between receptacle pins x and y is between 200–240 VAC.
Step 6. Set the site power circuit breaker to OFF.
Step 7. Ensure that power is removed from the server.
Step 8. Route and connect the server power connector to the site power receptacle.
•
For locking type receptacles, line up the key on the plug with the groove in the receptacle.
•
Push the plug into the receptacle and rotate to lock the connector in place.
WARNING
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Do not set site AC circuit breakers serving the processor cabinets to ON
before verifying that the cabinet has been wired into the site AC power
supply correctly. Failure to do so may result in injury to personnel or
damage to equipment when AC power is applied to the cabinet.
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Step 9. Set the site power circuit breaker to ON.
WARNING
SHOCK HAZARD
Risk of shock hazard while testing primary power.
Use properly insulated probes.
Be sure to replace access cover when finished testing primary power.
Step 10. Set the server power to ON.
Step 11. Check that the indicator light on each power supply is lit.
Connecting AC Input Power
The server can receive AC input from two different AC power sources. If two separate power sources are
available, the server can be plugged into the separate power sources, increasing system reliability should one
power source fail. The main power source is defined to be A0 and A1. The redundant power source is defined
to be B0 and B1. See Figure 2-25 for the AC power input label scheme.
IMPORTANT When running the server with a single power source, you must use A0 and A1. Selecting
redundant power requires all four power cords connected to A0-A1-B0-B1.
Figure 2-25
AC Power Input Labeling
B1 A1 B0 A0
The power distribution for the Bulk Power Supplies is as follows:
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A0 input provides power to BPS 0, BPS 1, and BPS 2
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A1 input provides power to BPS 3, BPS 4, and BPS 5
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B0 input provides power to BPS 0, BPS 1, and BPS 2
•
B1 input provides power to BPS 3, BPS 4, and BPS 5
For information on how input power cords supply power to each BPS, see Figure 2-26.
Figure 2-26
Distribution of Input Power for Each Bulk Power Supply
BPS 5
BPS 4
B1
BPS 3
A1
Power Source B
BPS 2
BPS 1
B0
BPS 0
A0
Power Source A
WARNING
Voltage is present at various locations within the server whenever a power source is
connected. This voltage is present even when the main power switch is in the off
position. To completely remove power, all power cords must be removed from the
server. Failure to comply could result in personal injury or damage to equipment.
CAUTION
Do not route data and power cables together in the same cable management arm.
Do not route data and power cables in parallel paths in close proximity to each other. The
suggested minimum distance that the data and power cables should be apart is 3 inches
(7.62 cm).
The power cord has current flowing through it, which creates a magnetic field. The potential to
induce electromagnetic interference in the data cables exist, thereby causing data corruption.
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The server can accomodate a total of six BPSs. N+1 BPS capability describes the server having adequate
BPSs plus one additional module installed. If one BPS fails, adequate power will still be supplied to the cell
board(s) to keep the server partition(s) operational. Replace the failed BPS promptly to restore N+1
functionality.
A minimum of two BPS are required to bring up a single cell board installed in the server. This minimum
configuration is not N+1 capable. See Table 2-7 for BPS to cell board N+1 configurations.
IMPORTANT The minimum supported N+1 BPS configuration for one cell board must have BPS slots 0, 1,
and 3 populated. When selecting a single power source, the power cords are connected into A0
and A1.
Table 2-7
BPS to Cell Board Configuration to Maintain N+1
Number of Cell
Boards Installed in
the Server
Number of operational BPS
installed to maintain N+1
functionality
1
3
2
4
3
5
4
6
NOTE
Label the AC power cords during the installation. One suggestion is to use tie wraps that have
the flag molded into the tie wrap. The flag can be labeled using the appropriate two characters
to represent the particular AC power input (for example, A0). Another suggestion would be to
use color coded plastic bands. Use one color to represent the first pair A0/A1 and another color
to represent the second pair B0/B1 (provided a second power source is available at the customer
site).
Applying Power to the HP Integrity rx8620 Server
Initial observations can be made as to the functionality of the server before attaching any LAN or serial
cables, the system console, or any peripherals to the server. When an active AC power source is first applied to
the server, the following observations can be made at three different intervals or points in time.
INTERVAL ONE
The power has just been applied to the server but the front panel On/Off switch is Off. The front air intake
fans will flash a dim red color, the bulk power supplies will flash amber and an amber light is present on the
hard disk drives.
INTERVAL TWO
After the power has been plugged into the server for about 30 seconds, the standby power turns on and the
front intake fan LED indicators turn solid green. The bulk power supplies (BPS) will flash green and the
amber light is still present on the hard disk drives. The front panel On/Off switch is Off at this interval.
Housekeeping power is up at this point.
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INTERVAL THREE
With the On/Off switch on the front of the server set to On, the intake fans spin up and become noticeably
audible while the LED indicator remains solid green. The BPS LED indicator turns a solid green and the PCI
backplane power supply LED indicators turn solid green. The hard disk drive LED turns green briefly and
then the LED turns off.
Installing the Line Cord Anchor (rack mounted servers)
The line cord anchor is attached to the rear of the server when rack mounted. It provides a method to secure
the line cords to the server, preventing accidental removal of the cords from the server.
Four Cell Server Installation (rp8400, rp8420, rp8440, rx8620, rx8640) There are holes pre-drilled,
and captive nuts pre-installed in the server chassis.
To install the line cord anchor:
1. Align the line cord anchor thumbscrews with the corresponding captive nuts at the rear of the chassis.
Refer to Figure 2-27, “Four Cell Line Cord Anchor (rp8400, rp8420, rp8440, rx8620, rx8640),”
Figure 2-27
Four Cell Line Cord Anchor (rp8400, rp8420, rp8440, rx8620, rx8640)
2. Tighten the captive thumbscrews to secure the line cord anchor to the chassis.
3. Weave the power cables through the line cord anchor. Leave enough slack that the plugs can be
disconnected from the receptacles without removing the cords from the line cord anchor
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4. Use the supplied Velcro straps to attach the cords to the anchor. See Figure 2-28, “Line Cord Anchor and
Velcro Straps,”
Figure 2-28
Line Cord Anchor and Velcro Straps
Velcro Straps
MP Core I/O Connections
Each HP Integrity rx8620 Server has at least one core I/O card installed. Each core I/O card has a
management processor (MP). If two core I/O cards are installed, this allows for two partitions to be configured
or allows for core I/O redundancy in a single partition configuration. Each core I/O card is oriented vertically
and accessed from the back of the server.
The core I/O board is used to update firmware, access the console, turn partition power on and off, and utilize
other features of the system.
External connections to the core I/O board include the following:
•
One Ultra3 (160MB/sec) 68-pin SCSI port for connection to external SCSI devices by a very high density
cable interconnect (VHDCI) connector.
•
One RJ-45 style 10Base-T/100Base-T/1000Base-T system LAN connector. This LAN uses standby power
and is active when AC is present and the front panel power switch is off.
•
One RJ-45 style 10Base-T/100Base-T MP LAN connector. This LAN uses standby power and is active
when AC is present and the front panel power switch is off. This LAN is also active when the front power
switch is on.
•
Three RS-232 connectors provide connections for a local console, remote console, and a UPS.
UPS port—A system serial port for connection to a UPS or another system application. The port is located
near the top of the core I/O card near the external SCSI connector when the card is installed in the server
chassis.
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Remote console port—A remote serial port for connection to a modem. The port is located in the middle of
the three RS-232 connectors.
Local console port—A local serial port for connection to a terminal. The port is located at the bottom of the
core I/O card when the card is installed in the server chassis.
Internal connections for the core I/O board include the following:
•
Three single ended (SE) internal SCSI buses for internal devices. These buses are routed to the system
board where they are cabled to a mass storage backplane.
Setting Up the CE Tool (PC)
The CE Tool is usually a laptop. It allows communication with the management processor (MP) in the server.
The MP monitors the activity of either a one-partition or a multiple-partition configuration.
During installation, communicating with the MP enables such tasks as:
•
Verifying that the components are present and installed correctly
•
Setting LAN IP addresses
•
Shutting down cell board power
Communication with the MP is established by connecting the CE Tool to the local RS-232 port on the core I/O
card.
Setting CE Tool Parameters
After powering on the CE Tool, ensure the communications settings are as follows:
•
8/none (parity)
•
9600 baud
•
None (Receive)
•
None (Transmit)
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If the CE Tool is a laptop using Reflection 1, check or change these communications settings using the
following procedure:
1. From the Reflection 1 Main screen, pull down the Connection menu and select Connection Setup.
2. Select Serial Port.
3. Select Com1.
4. Check the settings and change, if required.
Go to More Settings to set Xon/Xoff. Click OK to close the More Settings window.
5. Click OK to close the Connection Setup window.
6. Pull down the Setup menu and select Terminal (under the Emulation tab).
7. Select the VT100 HP terminal type.
8. Click Apply.
This option is not highlighted if the terminal type you want is already selected.
9. Click OK.
Connecting the CE Tool to the Local RS-232 Port on the MP
This connection allows direct communications with the MP. Only one window can be created on the CE
Tool to monitor the MP. When enabled, it provides direct access to the MP and any partition.
Use the following procedure to connect the CE Tool to the local RS-232 port on the MP:
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1. Connect one end of a null modem cable (9-pin to 9-pin) (Part Number 5182-4794) to the Local RS-232
port on the core I/O card (the DB9 connector located at the bottom of the core I/O card).
Figure 2-29
LAN and RS-232 Connectors on the Core I/O Board
Core I/O Card
UPS (Optional) or
Other Serial Device
RS-232 UPS
RS-232 UPS Port
System LAN
(Customer LAN)
SYSTEM LAN Port
Modem
( Assigned /dev/lan0 )
RS-232 Remote Port
Customer Lan
RS-232 Remote
GSP LAN Port
MP LAN
RS-232 Local Port
Note: The ability to telnet to the MP LAN Port
is available once the MP is configured
via the RS-232 Local Port
( Assigned /dev/lan1 )
RS-232 Local
Cable Part # 5182-4794
CE Tool (PC)
KIN001
5/23/01
2. Connect the other end of the RS-232 cable to the CE Tool.
Turning On Housekeeping Power and Logging in to the MP
After connecting the serial display device, the power to the server cabinet is ready to be supplied to get a login
prompt for the management processor (MP). Connecting the power cords allows power to flow to the bulk
power supplies (BPS) located at the front of the server cabinet, which in turn provides housekeeping power
(HKP).
Before powering up the server cabinet for the first time:
1. Verify that the AC voltage at the input source is within specifications for each server cabinet being
installed.
2. If not already done, power on the serial display device.
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The preferred tool is the CE Tool running Reflection 1.
To power on the MP, set up a communications link, and log in to the MP:
1. Apply power to the server cabinet.
Apply power to any other server cabinets that were shipped to the customer site.
On the front of the server, a solid green Standby Power, and a solid green MP Present light will
illuminate after about 30 seconds.
Figure 2-30
RUN
Front Panel Display
Attention
Fault
Remote
MP Present
Standby Power
Power
Power
Switch
2. Check the bulk power supply (BPS) LED for each BPS. See Figure 2-31 for the LED location.
When on, the breakers distribute power to the BPS. AC power is present at the BPS:
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When power is first applied. Note the BPS LEDs will be flashing amber.
•
After 30 seconds have elapsed. Note the flashing amber BPS LED for each BPS becomes a flashing
green LED.
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Figure 2-31
BPS LED Location
BPS LED Location
3. Log in to the MP:
a. Enter Admin at the login prompt. (This term is case-sensitive.)
It takes a few moments for the MP prompt to appear. If it does not, be sure the laptop serial device
settings are correct: 8 bits, no parity, 9600 baud, and None for both Receive and Transmit. Then, try
again.
b. Enter Admin at the password prompt. (This term is case-sensitive.)
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The MP Main Menu is displayed:
Figure 2-32 MP Main Menu
Configuring LAN Information for the MP
This section describes how to set and verify the server management processor (MP) LAN port information.
LAN information includes the MP network name, the MP IP address, the subnet mask, and gateway address.
This information is provided by the customer.
To set the MP LAN IP address:
1. At the MP Main Menu prompt (MP>), enter cm. From the MP Command Menu prompt (MP:CM>), enter
lc (for LAN configuration).
The screen displays the default values and asks if you want to modify them. It is a good idea to write
down the information or log it to a file, as it may be required for future troubleshooting.
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Enter lc and press the Return key. The following screen is displayed:
Figure 2-33
NOTE
The lc Command Screen
The value in the “IP address” field has been set at the factory. Obtain the LAN IP address
from the customer.
2. At the prompt, Do you want to modify the configuration for the customer LAN?, enter y.
The current IP address is shown; then the following prompt is displayed: Do you want to modify it?
(Y/[N])
3. Enter y.
4. Enter the new IP address.
The customer shall provide this address for network interface 0.
5. Confirm the new address.
6. Enter the MP Hostname.
This is the hostname for the customer LAN. The name can be as many as 64 characters, and include alpha
numerics, - (dash), _ (under bar), . (period), or a space. It is recommended that the name be a derivative of
the complex name. For example, Acme.com_MP.
7. Enter the LAN parameters for Subnet mask and Gateway address.
This information shall come from the customer.
8. When step 7 is completed, the system will indicate the parameters have been updated and return to the
MP Command Menu prompt (MP:CM>)
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9. To check the LAN parameters and status, enter the ls command at the MP Command Menu prompt
(MP:CM>).
10. A screen similar to the following will display allowing verification of the settings:
Figure 2-34
The ls Command Screen
To return to the MP main menu, enter ma.
To exit the MP, enter x at the MP main menu.
Accessing the Management Processor via a Web Browser
Web browser access is an embedded feature of the management processor (MP). The Web browser allows
access to the server via the LAN port on the core I/O card. MP configuration must be done from an ASCII
console.
NOTE
The MP has a separate LAN port from the system LAN port. It requires a separate LAN drop,
IP address, and networking information from that of the port used by HP-UX.
Before starting this procedure, the following information is required:
•
IP address for the MP LAN
•
Subnet mask
•
Gateway address
•
Hostname (this is used when messages are logged or printed)
To configure the LAN port for a Web browser, perform the following steps:
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Step 1. Connect to the MP using a serial connection.
Step 2. Configure the MP LAN. Refer to “Configuring LAN Information for the MP”.
Step 3. Type CM to enter the Command Menu.
Step 4. Type SA at the MP:CM> prompt to display and set MP remote access.
Figure 2-35 Example sa Command
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Step 5. Launch a Web browser on the same subnet using the IP address for the MP LAN port.
Figure 2-36 Browser Window
Zoom In/Out
Title Bar
Step 6. Click anywhere on the Zoom In/Out title bar to generate a full screen MP window.
Step 7. Select the emulation type you want to use.
Step 8. Login to the MP when the login window appears.
Access to the MP via a Web browser is now possible.
Verifying Presence of the Cell Boards
To perform this activity, either connect to the Management Processor (MP) over the customer console or
connect the CE Tool (laptop) to the RS-232 Local port on the MP.
After logging in to the MP, verify that the MP detects the presence of all the cells installed in the server
cabinet. It is important for the MP to detect the cell boards. If it does not, the partitions will not boot.
To determine if the MP detects the cell boards:
1. At the MP prompt, enter cm.
This displays the Command Menu. Among other things, the Command Menu allows one to view or modify
the configuration and look at utilities controlled by the MP.
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To look at a list of the commands available, enter he. You may have to press Enter to see more than one
screen of commands. Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to view the previous or next screen of
commands. To exit the Help Menu, enter q.
2. From the command prompt (MP:CM>), enter du.
The du command displays the MP Bus topology. A screen similar to the following is displayed:
Figure 2-37
The du Command Screen
There will be an asterisk (*) in the column marked MP.
3. Verify that there is an asterisk (*) for each of the cells installed in the server cabinet, by comparing what
is in the Cells column with the cells physically located inside the server cabinet.
Figure 2-37 shows that cells are installed in slots 0 and 1 in cabinet 0. In the server cabinet, there should
be cells physically located in slots 0 and 1.
Configuring AC Line Status
Utilities is able to detect if power is applied to each of the AC input cords for the server. This is achieved by
sampling the status of the bulk power supplies. During installation, use the following procedure to check the
configuration for the AC line status and configure it to match the customer’s environment.
Step 1. At the MP prompt, enter cm. This will display the command menu and allow for viewing and
configuring various utilities controlled by the MP.
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Step 2. From the command prompt (MP:CM>), enter pwrgrd. The pwrgrd command displays the current
power configuration. This command can also be used to change the power grid configuration. A
screen similar to the following is displayed:
Figure 2-38 The pwrgrd Command Screen
Step 3. Verify that the power grid configuration is correct by examining the output from the pwrgrd
command. The preceding power configuration indicates that both grid A and grid B have been
configured.
Step 4. To change the configuration, select the proper response and enter the appropriate numeric value
when Select Option: displays on the screen. If no change is desired, enter q and press the Enter key.
After the value has been entered, the MP will respond and indicate the change has taken effect.
System Console Selection
Each operating system requires that the correct console type be selected from the firmware selection menu.
The following section describes how to determine the correct console device.
If an operating system is being installed or the system configuration is being changed the system console
setting must be checked to ensure it matches the hardware and OS. Not checking the console selection can
result in the system using an unexpected device as a console, which can appear as a system hang when
booting.
Step 1. Determine the console you want to use.
Depending on your operating system and your hardware you can select one of several possible
devices as your system console. The possibilities are:
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VGA device
Refer to your operating system and hardware documentation to determine which console types are
supported on your system.
Step 2. Use the EFI menus and select the appropriate console device (deselect unused devices):
a. Choose the “Boot option maintenance menu” choice from the main Boot Manager Menu.
b. Select the Console Output, Input or Error devices menu item for the device type you are
modifying:
c.
•
“Select Active Console Output Devices”
•
“Select Active Console Input Devices”
•
“Select Active Console Error Devices”
Available devices will be displayed for each menu selection. Figure 2-39 shows a typical output
of selecting the Console Output Devices menu.
Figure 2-39 Console Output Device menu
d. Choose the correct device for your system and deselect others. See “Interface Differences
Between Itanium-based Systems” for details about choosing the appropriate device.
e.
Select “Save Settings to NVRAM” and then “Exit” to complete the change.
f.
A system reset is required for the changes to take effect.
VGA Consoles
Any device that has a Pci section in its path and does not have a Uart section will be a VGA device. If you
require a VGA console, choose the device and unmark all others. Figure 2-39 shows that a VGA device is
selected as the console.
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Interface Differences Between Itanium-based Systems
Each Itanium-based system has a similar interface with minor differences. Some devices may not be available
on all systems depending on system design or installed options.
MP Consoles
Any device containing both a Uart and Pci section in its path are MP serial ports. To use the MP as your
console device select the MP serial device entry that matches your console type (PcAnsi, Vt100, Vt100+,
VtUtf8) and deselect everything else.
Other Console Types
Any device that has a Uart section but no Pci section is a system serial port. To use the system serial port (if
available) as your console device, select the system serial device entry that matches your console type(PcAnsi,
Vt100, Vt100+, VtUtf8) and deselect everything else.
If you choose either a system or MP serial port HP recommends that you use a vt100+ capable terminal
device.
Additional Notes on Console Selection
Each Operating System makes decisions based on the EFI Boot Maintenance Manager menu’s Select Active
Console selections to determine where to send its output. If incorrect console devices are chosen the OS may
fail to boot or will boot with output directed to the wrong location. Therefore, any time new potential console
devices are added to the system or anytime NVRAM on the system is cleared console selections should be
reviewed to ensure that they are correct.
Booting the HP Integrity rx8620 Server
Powering on the server can be accomplished by either pressing the power switch on the front panel or by
using the PE command to power up the cabinet or complex at the MP command menu.
If using a LAN crossover cable with the laptop, review server activity for each partition configured while the
server powers up and boots. Windows can be opened for the complex and for each partition. HP recommends
that at least two windows be opened:
•
A window showing all activity in the complex. Following the installation procedure in this manual causes
a window to be open at startup.
To display activity for the complex:
1. Open a separate Reflection window and connect to the MP.
2. From the MP Main Menu, select the VFP command with the s option.
•
A window showing activity for a single partition.
To display activity for each partition as it powers up:
1. Open a separate Reflection window and connect to the MP.
2. Select the VFP command and select the desired partition to view.
There should be no activity on the screen at this point in the installation process.
NOTE
More than one window cannot be opened using a serial display device.
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1. If there is a Server Expansion Unit attached to the server, both the server and the SEU power switch
needs to be pressed. Alternatively, at the MP:CM> prompt, the PE X command can be used to power on the
complex or the PE T command can be used for each cabinet. The following events occur:
•
Power is applied to the server.
•
Processor Dependent Code (PDC) starts to run on each cell.
•
The cell self test executes.
•
Hardware initializes for the server.
•
Console communication is established.
2. Once the cell has joined the partition or once boot is blocked (BIB) is displayed at the virtual front panel
(VFP), return to the MP Main Menu by entering Ctrl-B.
3. Enter co to enter console mode.
4. Enter the partition number of the partition to boot.
5. Press Enter.
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Selecting a Boot Partition using the Management Processor
At this point in the installation process, the hardware is set up, the management processor (MP) is connected
to the LAN, the AC and DC power have been turned on, and the self test is completed. Now the configuration
can be verified.
After the DC power on and the self test is complete, use the MP to select a boot partition.
1. From the MP Main Menu, enter cm.
2. From the MP Command Menu, enter bo.
3. Select the partition to boot. Partitions may be booted in any order.
4. Return to the MP Main menu by entering ma from the MP Command menu
5. Enter the console by typing co at the MP Main Menu.
Exiting the MP should automatically return to the extensible firmware interface (EFI) shell menu.
Verifying the System Configuration using the EFI shell
From the EFI main menu, enter the POSSE shell by entering co. Typing help will list all the command
categories available in the shell:
•
configuration -- goes to the configuration menu, where system configuration can be reset, configured or
viewed.
•
memory -- memory related commands.
Once the parameters have been verified, enter x to return to the EFI Main Menu.
Booting HP-UX Using the EFI Shell
If Instant Ignition was ordered, HP-UX will have been installed in the factory at the Primary Path address. If
HP-UX is at a path other than the Primary Path, do the following:
Step 1. Type cm to enter the Command Menu from the Main Menu.
Step 2. MP:CM> bo (This command boots the selected partition.)
Select a partition to boot.
Step 3. Return to the Main Menu. MP:CM> ma
Step 4. From the Main Menu, go to the Consoles menu MP> co
Select partition number.
Step 5. Go back to the Main Menu by entering ctrl+b.
Step 6. Once at the EFI Shell prompt, select the file system to boot. Generally this is “fs0”.
Shell> fso:
Step 7. At the fs0 prompt, type HPUX to boot the HP-UX operating system.
fso:\> hpux
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If the partition fails to boot or if the server was shipped without Instant Ignition, booting from
a DVD that contains the operating system and other necessary software might be required.
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Adding Processors with Instant Capacity On Demand (iCOD)
The Instant Capacity On Demand (iCOD) program provides access to additional CPU resources beyond the
amount that was purchased for the server. This provides the ability to activate additional CPU power for
unexpected growth and unexpected spikes in workloads.
Internally, iCOD systems physically have more CPUs, called iCOD CPUs, than the number of CPUs actually
purchased. These iCOD CPUs reside in the purchased system, but they belong to HP and therefore are HP
assets. A nominal “Right-To-Access Fee” is paid to HP for each iCOD processor in the system. At any time,
any number of iCOD CPUs can be “activated.” Activating an iCOD CPU automatically and instantaneously
transforms the iCOD CPU into an instantly ordered and fulfilled CPU upgrade that requires payment. After
the iCOD CPU is activated and paid for, it is no longer an iCOD CPU, but is now an ordered and delivered
CPU upgrade for the system.
The most current information on installing, configuring, and troubleshooting iCOD can be found at
http://docs.hp.com
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for further details.
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Using the Checklist
The following checklist is an installation aid and should be used only after you have installed several systems
using the detailed procedures described in the body of this manual. This checklist is a compilation of the tasks
described in this manual, and is organized as follows:
PROCEDURES The procedures outlined in this document in order.
IN-PROCESS
The portion of the checklist that allows you to comment on the current status of a procedure.
COMPLETED
The final check to ensure that a step has been completed and comments.
Major tasks are in bold type, sub tasks are indented.
Table 2-8
Factory-Integrated Installation Checklist
PROCEDURE
IN-PROCESS
Initials
Comments
COMPLETED
Initials
Comments
Obtain LAN information
Verify site preparation
Site grounding verified
Power requirements
verified
Check inventory
Inspect shipping containers
for damage
Unpack SPU cabinet
Allow proper clearance
Cut polystrap bands
Remove cardboard top cap
Remove corrugated wrap
from the pallet
Remove four bolts holding
down the ramps and
remove the ramps
Remove antistatic bag
Check for damage (exterior
and interior)
Position ramps
Roll cabinet off ramp
Unpack the peripheral
cabinet (if ordered)
Unpack other equipment
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Table 2-8
Factory-Integrated Installation Checklist (Continued) (Continued)
PROCEDURE
IN-PROCESS
COMPLETED
Remove and dispose of
packaging material
Move cabinet(s) and
equipment to computer room
Move cabinets into final
position
Position cabinets next to
each other (approx. 1/2
inch)
Adjust leveling feet
Install anti tip plates
Inspect cables for proper
installation
Set up CE tool and connect to
Remote RS-232 port on MP
Apply power to cabinet
(Housekeeping)
Check power to BPSs
Log in to MP
Set LAN IP address on MP
Connect customer console
Set up network on customer
console
Verify LAN connection
Verify presence of cells
Power on cabinet (48 V)
Verify system configuration
and set boot parameters
Set automatic system restart
Boot partitions
Configure remote login (if
required). See Appendix B.
Verify remote link (if required).
Install non-factory, integrated
I/O cards (if required)
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Table 2-8
Factory-Integrated Installation Checklist (Continued) (Continued)
PROCEDURE
IN-PROCESS
COMPLETED
Select PCI card slot
Install PCI card
Verify installation
Route cables using the cable
management arm
Install other peripherals (if
required)
Perform visual inspection and
complete installation
Set up network services (if
required)
Enable iCOD (if available)
Final inspection of circuit boards
Final inspection of cabling
Area cleaned and debris and
packing materials disposed of
Tools accounted for
Parts and other items
disposed of
Make entry in Gold Book
(recommended)
Customer acceptance and
signoff (if required)
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A
ac power
input, 70
voltage check, 69
AC power inputs
A0, 70
A1, 70
B0, 70
B1, 70
ASIC, 10
B
backplane, 13
mass storage, 27
system, 25, 26
bandwidth, 13
BPS (Bulk Power Supply), 78
Bulk Power Supplies
BPS, 72
C
cell board, 25, 72, 88
overview, 13
verifying presence, 84
cell controller, 10
checklist
installation, 92
cm (Command Menu) command, 85
co (Console) command, 89
command
cm (Command Menu), 85
co (Console), 89
CTRL-B, 89
di (Display), 90
du (display MP bus topology), 85
lc (LAN configuration), 81
ls (LAN status), 82
pwrgrd (Power Grid), 86
vfp (Virtual Front Panel), 88
controls, 12
core I/O, 10, 26
D
DAT, 10
di (Display) command, 90
DIMMs, 16
memory, 16
disk
internal, 27, 54, 74
disk drive, 10
du (display MP bus topology) command, 85
DVD/CD, 10
F
fans, 10
features, 10
front panel, 12
G
gateway address, 81
H
housekeeping power, 77
I
I/O Subsystem, 24, 25
I/O subsystem, 13
iCOD
definition, 91
email requirements, 91
initial observations
interval one, 72
interval three, 72
interval two, 72
inspecting for damage, 32
installation
checklist, 92
warranty, 32
IP address
default, 80
lc Comand Screen, 81
L
LAN status, 81
LBA, 13
lc (LAN configuration) command, 81
LED
Attention, 78
Bulk Power Supply, 78
management processor, 12
MP Present, 78
remote port, 12
Standby Power, 78
traffic light, 12
login name
MP, 79
ls (LAN Status) command, 82
M
MAC address, 81
Management Processor (MP), 75
mass storage backplane, 27
memory, 10
subsystem, 16
MP
login name, 79
password, 79
MP (Management Processor)
logging in, 77
powering on, 77
MP core I/O, 22, 54
MP network name, 81
MP/SCSI, 74
N
N+1, 10
N+1 capability, 72
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null modem cable
connectivity, 76
part number, 76
U
unpacking
inspecting for damage, 32
O
overview, 10
I/O subsystem, 13
system backplane, 13
V
verifying system configuration, 90
voltage check, 69
P
password
MP, 79
PCI, 10
PDC
Processor Dependent Code, 89
PDH, 13
power
applying cabinet, 88
cabinet switch, 89
housekeeping, 77, 88
plugs, 10
requirement, 10
sources, 70
power supplies, 10
processor
service, 10
Processor Dependent Code
PDC, 89
processors, 10
pwrgrd (Power Grid) command, 86
R
Reflection 1, 76, 88
ropes, 13
S
SBA, 13
serial display device
connecting, 75, 76
recommended windows, 88
setting parameters, 75
server
block diagram, 14
features, 10
front panel, 12
front view, 11, 12
overview, 10
service processor, 10
SINC, 13
Standby power LED, 12
status LEDs, 12
subnet mask, 81
system
overview, 10
system backplane, 13, 25, 26
system configuration, verifying, 90
T
turbocoolers, 10
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warranty, 32
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