Supermicro X9DRG-HTF
X9DRG-HF
X9DRG-HTF
USER’S MANUAL
Revision 1.0
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Preface
Preface
This manual is written for system integrators, PC technicians and
knowledgeable PC users. It provides information for the installation and use of the
X9DRG-HF/X9DRG-HTF motherboard.
About This Motherboard
The Super X9DRG-HF/X9DRG-HTF motherboard supports dual Intel E5-2600 Series Processors (Socket R) which offers QPI (Intel QuickPath Interface) Technology
(V.1.1) providing point-to-point connection with a transfer speed of up to 8.0 TG/s.
With the PCH C602 chipset built in, the X9DRG-HF/HTF motherboard supports
Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager, Manageability Engine (ME), Rapid Storage
Technology, Digital Media Interface (DMI), PCI-E Gen. 3.0 and 1600 MHz DDR3
memory. This motherboard is ideal for GPU 1U/2U server platforms. Please refer
to our Website (http://www.supermicro.com) for CPU and memory support updates.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1 describes the features, specifications and performance of the motherboard, and provides detailed information about the Intel PCH chipset.
Chapter 2 provides hardware installation instructions. Read this chapter when installing the processor, memory modules and other hardware components into the
system. If you encounter any problems, see Chapter 3, which describes troubleshooting procedures for video, memory, and system setup stored in CMOS.
Chapter 4 includes an introduction to the BIOS, and provides detailed information
on running the CMOS Setup utility.
Appendix A provides BIOS Error Beep Codes.
Appendix B lists Software Installation Instructions.
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Conventions Used in the Manual
Pay special attention to the following symbols for proper system installation and to
prevent damage to the system or injury to yourself:
Danger/Caution: Instructions to be strictly followed to prevent catastrophic
system failure or to avoid bodily injury
Warning: Important information given to ensure proper system installation
or to prevent damage to the components
Note: Additional information given to differentiate between various models
or provides information for correct system setup.
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Preface
Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
Tel:
+1 (408) 503-8000
Fax:
+1 (408) 503-8008
Email:
marketing@supermicro.com (General Information)
support@supermicro.com (Technical Support)
Website:
www.supermicro.com
Europe
Address:
Super Micro Computer B.V.
Het Sterrenbeeld 28, 5215 ML
's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Tel:
+31 (0) 73-6400390
Fax:
+31 (0) 73-6416525
Email:
sales@supermicro.nl (General Information)
support@supermicro.nl (Technical Support)
rma@supermicro.nl (Customer Support)
Asia-Pacific
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
4F, No. 232-1, Liancheng Rd.
Chung-Ho 235, Taipei County
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel:
+886-(2) 8226-3990
Fax:
+886-(2) 8226-3991
Website:
www.supermicro.com.tw
Email:
support@supermicro.com.tw (Technical Support)
Tel: +886-(2) 8226-5990 (Technical Support)
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Table of Contents
Preface
Chapter 1 Overview
1-1 Overview.......................................................................................................... 1-1
1-2 Processor and Chipset Overview...................................................................1-11
1-3 Special Features............................................................................................ 1-12
1-4 PC Health Monitoring..................................................................................... 1-12
1-5 ACPI Features................................................................................................ 1-13
Slow Blinking LED for Suspend-State Indicator............................................ 1-13
1-6 Power Supply................................................................................................. 1-13
1-7 Super I/O........................................................................................................ 1-14
1-8 Advanced Power Management...................................................................... 1-14
1-9 Overview of the Nuvoton WPCM450 Controller............................................ 1-14
Chapter 2 Installation
2-1 Static-Sensitive Devices................................................................................... 2-1
Precautions...................................................................................................... 2-1
Unpacking........................................................................................................ 2-1
2-2
Processor and Heatsink Installation................................................................ 2-2
Installing the LGA2011 Processor .................................................................. 2-2
Installing a Passive CPU Heatsink.................................................................. 2-6
Removing the Heatsink.................................................................................... 2-7
2-3 Installing and Removing the Memory Modules................................................ 2-8
Installing & Removing DIMMs.......................................................................... 2-8
Removing Memory Modules............................................................................ 2-8
2-4 Motherboard Installation................................................................................. 2-12
Tools Needed................................................................................................. 2-12
Location of Mounting Holes........................................................................... 2-12
Installing the Motherboard............................................................................. 2-13
2-5 Control Panel Connectors and I/O Ports....................................................... 2-14
Back Panel Connectors and I/O Ports........................................................... 2-14
Back Panel I/O Port Locations and Definitions ............................................ 2-14
Universal Serial Bus (USB)....................................................................... 2-15
Video Connection...................................................................................... 2-15
Ethernet Ports........................................................................................... 2-16
Unit Identifier Switch................................................................................. 2-17
Front Control Panel........................................................................................ 2-18
Front Control Panel Pin Definitions............................................................... 2-19
NMI Button................................................................................................ 2-19
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Power LED ............................................................................................... 2-19
HDD LED/UID Switch................................................................................ 2-20
NIC1/NIC2 LED Indicators........................................................................ 2-20
Overheat (OH)/Fan Fail/PWR Fail/UID LED............................................. 2-21
Power Fail LED......................................................................................... 2-21
Reset Button ............................................................................................ 2-22
Power Button ............................................................................................ 2-22
2-6 Connecting Cables......................................................................................... 2-23
Power Connectors .................................................................................... 2-23
Fan Headers.............................................................................................. 2-24
Chassis Intrusion ...................................................................................... 2-24
TPM Header/Port 80................................................................................. 2-25
Overheat LED/Fan Fail............................................................................. 2-25
T-SGPIO1/2/-S Headers............................................................................ 2-26
Power SMB (I2C) Connectors.................................................................... 2-26
2-7 Jumper Settings............................................................................................. 2-27
Explanation of Jumpers................................................................................. 2-27
GLAN Enable/Disable............................................................................... 2-27
CMOS Clear.............................................................................................. 2-28
Watch Dog Enable/Disable....................................................................... 2-28
VGA Enable............................................................................................... 2-29
BMC Enable ............................................................................................. 2-29
2-8 Onboard LED Indicators................................................................................ 2-30
GLAN LEDs............................................................................................... 2-30
IPMI Dedicated LAN LEDs........................................................................ 2-30
Onboard Power LED ................................................................................ 2-31
BMC Heartbeat LED................................................................................. 2-31
Rear UID LED .......................................................................................... 2-32
2-9 Serial ATA Connections.................................................................................. 2-33
Serial ATA Ports........................................................................................ 2-33
Chapter 3 Troubleshooting
3-1 Troubleshooting Procedures............................................................................ 3-1
Before Power On............................................................................................. 3-1
No Power......................................................................................................... 3-1
No Video.......................................................................................................... 3-2
System Boot Failure ...................................................................................... 3-2
Losing the System’s Setup Configuration........................................................ 3-2
Memory Errors ................................................................................................ 3-3
When the System Becomes Unstable............................................................. 3-3
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3-2 Technical Support Procedures......................................................................... 3-5
3-3
Battery Removal and Installation..................................................................... 3-6
Battery Removal............................................................................................... 3-6
Proper Battery Disposal................................................................................... 3-6
Battery Installation............................................................................................ 3-6
3-4 Frequently Asked Questions............................................................................ 3-7
3-5 Returning Merchandise for Service................................................................. 3-8
Chapter 4 BIOS
4-1 Introduction....................................................................................................... 4-1
4-2 Main Setup....................................................................................................... 4-2
4-3 Advanced Setup Configurations...................................................................... 4-4
4-4 Event Logs..................................................................................................... 4-25
4-5 IPMI................................................................................................................ 4-27
4-6 Boot................................................................................................................ 4-29
4-7 Security..........................................................................................................4-30
4-8 Save & Exit.................................................................................................... 4-31
Appendix A BIOS Error Beep Codes
A-1 BIOS Error Beep Codes..................................................................................A-1
Appendix B Software Installation Instructions
B-1 Installing Software Programs...........................................................................B-1
B-2 Configuring SuperDoctor III.............................................................................B-2
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Chapter 1
Overview
1-1 Overview
Checklist
Congratulations on purchasing your computer motherboard from an acknowledged
leader in the industry. Supermicro boards are designed with the utmost attention to
detail to provide you with the highest standards in quality and performance.
This motherboard was designed to be used in an SMC-proprietary server as a part
of an integrated system platform.
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Motherboard Image
Note: All graphics shown in this manual were based upon the latest PCB
Revision available at the time of publishing of the manual. The motherboard
you've received may or may not look exactly the same as the graphics
shown in this manual.
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JPB1
JTPM1
JPW10
JPBR1
BIOS
JPME1
JRK1
P1-DIMMD
S-SATA0 S-SATA1 S-SATA2 S-SATA3 JPCIE1
CPU1
OPEN 1st
CPU1Slot1PCI-E 3.0 X16 FANC
FAND
CLOSE 1st
I-SATA0 I-SATA1 I-SATA2 I-SATA3 I-SATA4 I-SATA5
JPW2
J21
JPW11
JPW3
JPW8
FANF FANE
FAN2
FAN4
FAN3
LE1
FANA
FANB
JL1
JPW7 JPW6 JPW5
OPEN 1st
JPW9
T-SGPIO5 T-SGPIO1T-SGPIO2
CPU2
JPCIE3 CPU2 Slot 3 PCI-E 3.0 X16 JPCIE4 CPU2 Slot4 PCI-E 3.0 X16
FAN1
JPW4
CPU1 Slot2 PCI-E 3.0 X16
CPU2
P2-DIMMF
P2-DIMMG
P2-DIMMH
P1-DIMMB
P1-DIMMA
CLOSE 1st
FANH FANG
P2-DIMME
X9DRG-HF
Rev. 1.01
JPCIE2
1-3
P1-DIMMC
JWP1
JOH1JSPK1
JSD1
PCH
Battery
JBT1
JPCIE5 CPU1 Slot1 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16)
J29
J30
DM1
JPL1
LAN CTRL
DM2
JI2C2
JI2C1
IPMI LAN
JLAN2 JLAN1
JCOM1
JPG1
JWD1
PHY
BMC CTRL
JPCIE6 PCH Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8)
JF1
JVGA1
S/IO
SW1
USB/0/1
LE4
Motherboard Layout
JPW1
Note: For the latest CPU/Memory updates, please refer to our Website at
http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/ for details.
X9DRG-HF/X9DRG-HTF Motherboard User’s Manual
X9DRG-HF/X9DRG-HTF Quick Reference
USB/0/1
LE4
SW1
S/IO
JPB1
JVGA1
JWD1
JLAN2 JLAN1
IPMI LAN
PHY
DM1
LAN CTRL
DM2
JI2C2
JI2C1
Battery
JRK1
P1-DIMMD
S-SATA0 S-SATA1 S-SATA2 S-SATA3 JPCIE1
I-SATA0 I-SATA1 I-SATA2 I-SATA3 I-SATA4 I-SATA5
P1-DIMMC
JWP1
JOH1JSPK1
JSD1
PCH
JPW10
JPBR1
JPME1
BIOS
JBT1
JTPM1
J29
J30
JPCIE5 CPU1 Slot1 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16)
JPCIE6 PCH Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8)
BMC CTRL
JPL1
JCOM1
JPG1
CPU1Slot1PCI-E 3.0 X16 FANC
FAND
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
OPEN 1st
JPW1
JPW2
OPEN 1st
JPW4
JPW3
FANF FANE
FAN2
FAN4
FAN3
LE1
FANA
FANB
JL1
JPW7 JPW6 JPW5
JF1
CPU2 Slot 3 PCI-E 3.0 X16 JPCIE4 CPU2 Slot4 PCI-E 3.0 X16 FAN1
JPW8
CPU2
JPCIE3
JPW11
CPU2
JPW9
J21
CLOSE 1st
P2-DIMMF
P2-DIMMH
P2-DIMMG
Rev. 1.01
FANH FANG
P2-DIMME
P1-DIMMB
CPU1 Slot2 PCI-E 3.0 X16
T-SGPIO5 T-SGPIO1T-SGPIO2
JPCIE2
P1-DIMMA
X9DRG-HF
Notes:
•See Chapter 3 for detailed information on jumpers, I/O ports and JF1 front
panel connections.
•"
" indicates the location of "Pin 1".
•Jumpers/LED Indicators not indicated are for testing only.
•Use only the correct type of onboard CMOS battery as specified by the manufac-
turer. Do not install the onboard battery upside down to avoid possible explosion.
•The X9DRG-HTF supports two X540-based 10G LAN connections; the X9DRGHF supports two I350-based 1G LAN ports.
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X9DRG-HF/X9DRG-HTF Jumpers
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
JBT1
Clear CMOS
See Chapter 2
JPB1
BMC Enabled
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPG1
VGA Enabled
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPL1
GLAN1/GLAN2 Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JWD
Watch Dog Timer Enable
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
X9DRG-HF/X9DRG-HTF Connectors
Connectors
Description
Battery
Onboard Battery (See Chpt. 4 for Used Battery Disposal)
FAN1~4
CPU Fans
FANA~H
GPU Fans
JCOM1
Front Accessible COM1 Header
JF1
Front Panel Control Header
JL1
Chassis Intrusion
JOH1
Overheat LED Indicator
JI2C1/JI2C2
Power Supply SMBbus I2C Header
JPW1
SMC-Proprietary 62-pin PWR Connector (Warning-Next Page)
JPW2
SMC-Proprietary 20-pin PWR Connector (Warning-Next Page)
JPW3, JPW4
12V 8-pin PWR Connectors (Warning-Next Page)
JPW5~8, JPW11
12V 8-pin SATA PWR Connectors (Warning-Next Page)
JPW9
SMC-Proprietary 38-pin PWR Connector (Warning-Next Page)
JPW10
12V 4-pin SATA PWR Connectors (Warning-Next Page)
JSD1
Power Fail Header
JTPM1
TPM (Trusted Platform Module)/Port 80
JVGA1
Backpanel VGA Port
LAN1/LAN2
X540_based 10G Ethernet LAN Ports 1/2 (X9DRG-HTF);
I350)_based 1G LAN Ports 1/2 (X9DRG-HF)
(IPMI) LAN
IPMI_Dedicated LAN
(I-)SATA 0~5
SATA 3.0 Connectors (I-SATA 0/1), SATA 2.0 Connectors (ISATA 2~5)
(S-)SATA 0~3
SATA 2.0 Connectors (S-SATA 0~3)
(CPU1) Slot1/
Slot2
PCI-E 3.0 x16 Slots (Available when CPU1 is populated)
(CPU1) Slot5
PCI-E 3.0 x8 in x16 Slot (Available when CPU1 is populated)
(CPU2) Slot3/
Slot4
PCI-E 3.0 x16 Slots (Available when CPU2 is populated)
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(PCH) Slot6
PCI-E 2.0 x4 in x8 Slot
SW1
UID Switch
T-SGPIO1/2
Serial_Link General Purpose I/O Headers 0/1 for I-SATA Ports
0~5
T-SGPIO-S
Serial_Link General Purpose I/O Header -S for S-SATA Ports
0~3
USB 0/1
Back Panel USB 0/1
X9DRG-HF/X9DRG-HTF LED Indicators
LED
Description
State
Status
DM1
BMC Heartbeat LED
Green
BMC Normal
LE1
Standby PWR LED
Green: On
SB Power On
LE4
UID Switch LED
Notes:
CPU1 Slot1, Slot2, Slot5 are available when a processor is installed in
CPU Socket 1. CPU2 Slot3 and Slot4 are available when a processor is
installed in CPU Socket 2.
Warning!
To provide adequate power supply to the system, be sure to connect all
onboard power connectors to the power supply.
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Motherboard Features
CPU
• Dual
Memory
• 240-pin
Intel® E5-2600 Series Processors (Socket RLGA 2011); each processor supports four full-width
Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) links (with support
of up to 25.6 GT/s per QPI link and with Data Transfer Rate of up to 8.0 GT/s per direction)
Registered (RDIMM)/Load Reduced
(LRDIMM) ECC or Unbuffered (UDIMM) ECC/
Non- ECC DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600 MHz memory
modules of up to 256 GB in 8 DIMM modules
Note: For the latest CPU/memory updates,
please refer to our Website at http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard.
DIMM sizes
• RDIMM
Chipset
Expansion
Slots
Graphics
Network
1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB,16GB and
32GB @ 1.35V/1.5V
• Virtualization: VT-x, VT-d, and VT-c
• Intel® C602 PCH
• Four (4) PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots
(CPU1 Slot1/
Slot2, CPU2 Slot3/Slot4),
• One (1) PCI Express 3.0 x8 in x16 slot (CPU1 Slot5),
• One (1) PCI Express 2.0 x4 in x8 slot (PCH Slot6)
• Nuvoton BMC Video Controller (Matrox G200eW)
• One Intel I350 Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mb/s) Ethernet
Dual-Channel Controller for LAN 1/LAN 2 ports (for
X9DRG-HF),
• One
Intel X540 Dual-Channel Controller for 10Gbased-T LAN 1/LAN 2 ports (for X9DRG-HTF)
I/O Devices
SATA Connections
• SATA Ports
Two (2): SATA 3.0 Ports (ISATA1~I-SATA2)
Four (4) SATA 2.0 Ports (ISATA2~5) (from AHCI)
Four (4) SATA 2.0 Ports (SSATA0~3) (from SCU: Storage
Control Unit)
• RAID
RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
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IPMI 2.0
• IPMI
2.0 supported by the Nuvoton WPCM450R
BMC
Serial (COM) Port
• One
(1) Fast UART 16550 Connection: 9-pin RS232 port
Super I/O
• Winbond Super I/O 83527
Peripheral
Devices
BIOS
USB Devices
• Two (2) USB ports on the rear I/O panel (USB 0/1),
• 8 Mb SPI AMI BIOS® SM Flash BIOS
• APM 1.2, PCI 2.3, ACPI 1.0/2.0/3.0, USB Keyboard,
Plug & Play (PnP) and SMBIOS 2.5
Power
Management
PC Health
Monitoring
• ACPI/ACPM Power Management
• Main switch override mechanism
• Keyboard Wake-up from Soft-Off
• Power-on mode for AC power recovery
• Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager
• Manageability Engine
CPU Monitoring
• Onboard
voltage monitors for 1.8V, +3.3V, 3.3VSB,
+5V Standby, 1.35V, 1.5V, Chipset Voltage, and
Battery Voltage.
• CPU 6+1 -Phase switching voltage regulator
• CPU/System overheat LED and control
• CPU Thermal Trip support
• Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) support
Fan Control
• Fan
status monitoring with firmware thermal management via IPMI interface
System
Management
• Low noise fan speed control
• PECI (Platform Environment Configuration Interface)
2.0 support
• System resource alert via SuperDoctor III
• SuperoDoctor III, Watch Dog, NMI
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Dimensions
• Chassis Intrusion Header and Detection
• 19.80" (L) x 9.20" (W) (502.92 mm x 233.68 mm)
Note: For IPMI Configuration Instructions, please refer to the Embedded
IPMI Configuration User's Guide available @ http://www.supermicro.com/
support/manuals/.
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#0-4
#0-3
#0-2
#0-1
PCI-E X16 G3
LANE5
LANE6
#1 USB 2.0
#0
2 in Rear
USB
SATA3
SAS 6.0 Gb/S
Ports#0~3
C602
PCH
SATA2
3.0 Gb/S
SATA For Ports #2~#5
Ports#0~5
SATA3
6.0 Gb/S
For Ports 0/1
SSB-A or B
I-SATA
#2~#5
PCI
DMI2
I-SATA
#0/#1
BMC
PCI
WPCM450
VGA
#3
PCI-E X16 G3
DMI2
4GB/s
DMI2
LANE1/2/3/4
DDRIII
800/1066/1333/1600
#2
PCI-E X16
SLOT 4
#1
LAN
I350/X540
PCI-E X8 G3
PCI-E X4 Gen2
Internal
COM Port
Header
CPU2
Intel E5-2600
8 SNB CORE
P0 DDR-III
P1
PCI-E X16
SLOT 3
QPI
8G
PCI-E X16 G3
SLOT 5
PCI-E X8
VGA
#1
PCI-E X16 G3
SLOT 6
PCI-E X4
IPMI
LAN
#3
P1
DMI2
QPI
8G
PCI-E X8 G3
#2
P0
S_SATA3
#6~#9
CPU1
Intel E5-2600
8 SNB CORE
DDR-III
SLOT 1
PCI-E X16
SLOT 2
PCI-E X16
DDRIII
800/1066/1333/1600
#1-4
#1-3
#1-2
#1-1
SPI
SIO
W83527
System Block Diagram
Note: This is a general block diagram and may not exactly represent the
features on your motherboard. See the Motherboard Features pages for
the actual specifications of each motherboard.
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1-2 Processor and Chipset Overview
Built upon the functionality and the capability of Intel E5-2600 Series Processors
(Socket R) and the C602 chipset, the X9DRG-HF/X9DRG-HTF motherboard provides the performance and feature sets required for dual_processor-based 1U or
2U GPU server platforms.
With support of Intel QuickPath interconnect (QPI) Technology, the X9DRG-HF/
X9DRG-HTF offers point-to-point serial interconnect interface with a transfer
speed of up to 8.0 GT/s, providing superb system performance.
The PCH chipset provides extensive IO support, including the following functions
and capabilities:
•PCI-Express Rev. 2.0 support
•PCI-Express Gen. 3 uplink supported by some SKUs
•ACPI Power Management Logic Support Rev. 3.0b or Rev. 4.0
•USB host interface backplane and front access support
•Intel Rapid Storage Technology supported
•Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (Intel VT-d) supported
•Intel Trusted Execution Technology supported
•Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) Supported
•Digital Media Interface (DMI) supported
•Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) supported
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1-3 Special Features
Recovery from AC Power Loss
The Basic I/O System (BIOS) provides a setting that determines how the system will
respond when AC power is lost and then restored to the system. You can choose for
the system to remain powered off (in which case you must press the power switch
to turn it back on), or for it to automatically return to the power-on state. See the
Advanced BIOS Setup section for this setting. The default setting is Last State.
1-4 PC Health Monitoring
This section describes the features of PC health monitoring of the motherboard.
This motherboard has an onboard System_Hardware_Monitor chip that supports
PC health monitoring. An onboard voltage monitor will scan the following onboard
voltages continuously:1.8V, +3.3V, 3.3VSB, +5V Standby, 1.35V, 1.5V, Chipset Voltage, and Battery Voltage. Once a voltage becomes unstable, a warning is given, or
an error message is sent to the screen. The user can adjust the voltage thresholds
to define the sensitivity of the voltage monitor.
Fan Status Monitor with Firmware Control
The PC health monitoring chip can check the RPM status of a cooling fan. The
onboard CPU and chassis fans are controlled firmware thermal management via
IPMI interface.
Environmental Temperature Control
A thermal control sensor monitors the CPU temperature in real time and will turn
on the thermal control fan whenever the CPU temperature exceeds a user-defined
threshold. The overheat circuitry runs independently from the CPU. Once it detects
that the CPU temperature is too high, it will automatically turn on the thermal fan
control to prevent the CPU from overheating. The onboard chassis thermal circuitry
can monitor the overall system temperature and alert the user when the chassis
temperature is too high.
Note: To avoid possible system overheating, please be sure to provide
adequate airflow to your system.
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System Resource Alert
This feature is available when used with SuperDoctor III in the Windows OS
environment or used with SuperDoctor II in Linux. SuperDoctor is used to notify
the user of certain system events. For example, you can configure SuperDoctor
to provide you with warnings when the system temperature, CPU temperatures,
voltages, and fan speeds go beyond a predefined range.
1-5 ACPI Features
ACPI stands for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. The ACPI specification defines a flexible and abstract hardware interface that provides a standard
way to integrate power management features throughout a PC system, including
its hardware, operating system and application software. This enables the system
to automatically turn on and off peripherals such as CD-ROMs, network cards, hard
disk drives and printers.
In addition to operating_system-directed power management, ACPI also provides
a generic system event mechanism for Plug and Play, and an operating systemindependent interface for configuration control. ACPI leverages the Plug and Play
BIOS data structures, while providing a processor architecture-independent implementation that is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows 2008
Operating Systems.
Slow Blinking LED for Suspend-State Indicator
When the CPU goes into a suspend state, the chassis power LED will start blinking
to indicate that the CPU is in suspend mode. When the user presses any key, the
CPU will "wake up," and the LED will automatically stop blinking and remain on.
1-6 Power Supply
As with all computer products, a stable power source is necessary for proper and
reliable operation. It is even more important for processors that have high CPU
clock rates.
The X9DRG-HF/X9DRG-HTF motherboard supports SMC-Proprietary 62-pin, 38pin, 20-pin power connectors and 12V 8-pin/4-pin power connectors. In areas where
noisy power transmission is present, you may choose to install a line filter to shield
the computer from noise. It is recommended that you also install a power surge
protector to help avoid problems caused by power surges.
Note: Please use SMC-proprietary power supply as specified as above.
This motherboard does not support any power supply manufactured by
other manufacturer.
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1-7 Super I/O
The Super I/O supports one high-speed, 16550 compatible serial communication
header (UART). The UART includes a 16-byte send/receive FIFO, a programmable
baud rate generator, complete modem control capability, and a processor interrupt
system. The UART provides legacy speed with baud rate of up to 115.2 Kbps.
The Super I/O provides functions that comply with ACPI (Advanced Configuration
and Power Interface), which includes support of legacy and ACPI power management through an SMI or SCI function pin. It also features auto power management
to reduce power consumption.
1-8 Advanced Power Management
The new advanced power management features supported by this motherboard
include IPNM and ME. Please note that you will need to do following to use these
two new features:
•Use a power supply that supports PMBus 1.1 or 1.2,
•Install the NMView software in your system. NMView is optional and can be
purchased from Supermicro.
Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager (NM)
The Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager (IPNM) provides your system with
real-time thermal control and power management for maximum energy efficiency.
Although IPNM is supported by the BMC (Baseboard Management Controller),
your system must also have IPNM-compatible Manageability Engine (ME) firmware
installed in your system for IPNM support.
Note: Support for IPNM Specification Version 1.5 or Vision 2.0 depends
on the power supply used in the system.
Manageability Engine (ME)
The Manageability Engine, which is an ARC controller embedded in the PCH,
provides Server Platform Services (SPS) to your system. The services provided by
SPS are different from those provided by the ME on client platforms.
1-9 Overview of the Nuvoton WPCM450 Controller
The Nuvoton WPCM450R Controller, a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC),
supports 2D/VGA-compatible Graphic Cores with PCI interface, creating multi-media
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virtualization via Keyboard/Video/Mouse Redirection (KVMR). The WPCM450R
Controller is ideal for remote system management.
The WPCM450R Controller interfaces with the host system via PCI connections
to communicate with the graphics cores. It supports USB 2.0 and 1.1 for remote
keyboard/mouse/virtual media emulation. It also provides LPC interface support to
control Super IO functions. The WPCM450R Controller is connected to the network
via an external Ethernet PHY module or shared NCSI connections.
The WPCM450R communicates with onboard components via six SMBus interfaces, PECI (Platform Environment Control Interface) buses, and General Purpose
I/O ports.
WPCM450R DDR2 Memory Interface
The WPCM450R supports a 16-bit DDR2 memory module with a speed of up to 220
MHz. For best signal integrity, the WPCM450R provides point-to-point connection.
WPCM450R PCI System Interface
The WPCM450R provides 32-bit, 33 MHz 3.3V PCI interface, which is compliant
with the PCI Local Bus Specification Rev. 2.3. The PCI system interface connects
to the onboard PCI Bridge used by the graphics controller.
Other Features Supported by the WPCM BMC Controller
The WPCM450R supports the following features:
•IPMI 2.0
•Serial over LAN
•KVM over LAN
•LAN Alerting-SNMP Trap
•Event Log
•X-Bus parallel interface for I/O expansion
•Multiple ADC inputs, Analog and Digital Video outputs
•SPI Flash Host BIOS and firmware bootstrap program supported
•Reduced Media Independent Interface (RMII)
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•OS (Operating System) Independency
•Provides remote Hardware Health Monitoring via IPMI. Key features
•Provides Network Management Security via remote access/console redirection.
•Supports
the following Management tools: IPMIView, CLI (Command Line
Interface)
•RMCP+ protocol supported
Note 1: For more information on IPMI configuration, please refer to the
IPMI User's Guide posted on our website at http://www.supermicro.com/
support/manuals/.
Note 2: The term "IPMI controller" and the term "BMC controller" can be
used interchangeably in this section.
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Chapter 2
Installation
2-1 Static-Sensitive Devices
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic com­ponents. To avoid damaging your system board, it is important to handle it very carefully. The following
measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD.
Precautions
•Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the antistatic
bag.
•Handle the board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral
chips, memory modules or gold contacts.
•When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•Put the motherboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not
in use.
•For grounding purposes, make sure that your system chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and
the motherboard.
Unpacking
The motherboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage. When
unpacking the board, make sure that the person handling it is static protected.
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2-2 Processor and Heatsink Installation
!
Warning: When handling the processor package, avoid placing direct
pressure on the label area.
Notes:
Always connect the power cord last, and always remove it before adding, removing or changing any hardware components. Make sure that
you install the processor into the CPU socket before you install the CPU
heatsink.
If you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you use an Intel-certified
multi-directional heatsink only.
Make sure to install the system board into the chassis before you install
the CPU heatsink.
When receiving a server board without a processor pre-installed, make
sure that the plastic CPU socket cap is in place and none of the socket
pins are bent; otherwise, contact your retailer immediately.
Refer to the Supermicro website for updates on CPU support.
Installing the LGA2011 Processor
1. There are two load levers on the LGA2011 socket. To open the socket cover,
first press and release the load lever labeled 'Open 1st'.
2
1
WA
R
NI
OP
EN
NG
WA
R
NI
!
OP
EN
1st
Press down
on Load Lever
labeled 'Open 1st'.
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2. Press the second load lever labeled 'Close 1st' to release the load plate that
covers the CPU socket from its locking position.
1
Press down on Load
Lever labeled 'Close 1st'
WA
R
NI
NG
lever away from
2 Pull
the socket
!
WA
R
NI
OP
EN
NG
!
1st
OP
EN
1st
3. With the lever labeled 'Close 1st' l fully retracted, gently push down on the
lever labeled 'Open 1st' to open the load plate. Lift the load plate to open it
completely.
Gently push
down to pop the
load plate open.
1
WA
R
NI
OP
EN
NG
2
!
1st
WA
R
NI
2-3
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1. Use your index fingers to loosen the lever and open the load plate.
1. Using your thumb and the index finger, remove the 'WARNING' plastic cap
from the socket.
Socket Keys
CPU Keys
2. Use your thumb and index finger to hold the CPU on its edges. Align the CPU
keys, which are semi-circle cutouts, against the socket keys.
3. Once they are aligned, carefully lower the CPU straight down into the socket.
(Do not drop the CPU on the socket. Do not move the CPU horizontally or
Warning: You can only install the
CPU inside the socket in one direction. Make sure that it is properly
inserted into the CPU socket before
closing the load plate. If it doesn't
close properly, do not force it as it
may damage your CPU. Instead,
open the load plate again and double-check that the CPU is aligned
properly.
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vertically. Do not rub the CPU against the surface or against any pins of the
socket to avoid damaging the CPU or the socket.)
4. With the CPU inside the socket, inspect the four corners of the CPU to make
sure that the CPU is properly installed.
1
2
Gently close the load plate.
Push down and lock the lever
labeled 'Close 1st'.
OP
EN
3
Push down and lock the
lever labeled 'Open 1st'
Lever Lock
1st
4
OP
EN
OP
EN
1st
1st
Lever Lock
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Installing a Passive CPU Heatsink
1. Apply the proper amount of thermal grease to the heatsink.
2. Place the heatsink on top of the CPU so that the two mounting holes on the
heatsink are aligned with those on the retention mechanism.
3. Insert two push-pins on the sides of the heatsink through the mounting holes
on the motherboard, and turn the push-pins clockwise to lock them.
Screw#1
Screw#2
Motherboard
OP
EN
1st
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Removing the Heatsink
!
Warning: We do not recommend that the CPU or the heatsink be removed.
However, if you do need to uninstall the heatsink, please follow the instructions below to uninstall the heatsink to prevent damage done to the CPU
or the CPU socket.
1. Unscrew the heatsink screws from the motherboard in the sequence as
shown in the illustration below.
2. Gently wriggle the heatsink to loosen it from the CPU. (Do not use excessive
force when wriggling the heatsink!)
3. Once the CPU is loosened, remove the CPU from the CPU socket.
4. Remove the used thermal grease and clean the surface of the CPU and the
heatsink, Reapply the proper amount of thermal grease on the surface before
reinstalling the CPU and the heatsink. (D0 not reuse old thermal grease.)
Loosen screws
in sequence as
shown.
Screw#4
Screw#1
Screw#2
Motherboard
Screw#3
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2-3 Installing and Removing the Memory Modules
Note: Check Supermicro's Website for recommended memory modules.
CAUTION
Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM
modules to prevent any possible damage.
Installing & Removing DIMMs
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into the memory slots, starting with P1DIMMA1. (For best performance, please use the memory modules of the
same type and speed in the same bank?)
2. Push the release tabs outwards on both ends of the DIMM slot to unlock it.
Notches
Release Tabs
X9DRG-HF
Rev. 1.01
3. Align the key of the DIMM module with the receptive point on the memory
slot.
4. Align the notches on both ends of the module against the receptive points on
the ends of the slot.
5. Use two thumbs together to press the notches on both ends of the module
straight down into the slot until the module snaps into place.
6. Press the release tabs to the locking positions to secure the DIMM module
into the slot.
Press both notches straight
down into the memory slot at
the same time.
Removing Memory Modules
Press both notches on the ends of the DIMM module to unlock it. Once the DIMM
module is loosened, remove it from the memory slot.
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Memory Support for the X9DRG-HF/X9DRG-HTF Motherboard
The X9DRG-HF/X9DRG-HTF Motherboard supports 240-pin Registered (RDIMM)/
Load Reduced (LRDIMM) ECC or Unbuffered (UDIMM) ECC/Non-ECC DDR3
800/1066/1333/1600 MHz memory modules of up to 256 GB in 8 DIMM modules.
For the latest memory updates, please refer to our Website a at http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard.
Processor & Memory Module Population Configuration
For memory to work properly, follow the tables below for memory installation.
Processors and their Corresponding Memory
Modules
CPU#
Corresponding DIMM Modules
CPU 1
P1-DIMMA1
P1-DIMMB1
P1-DIMMC1
P1-DIMMD1
CPU2
P2-DIMME1
P2-DIMMF1
P2-DIMMG1
P2-DIMMH1
Processor and Memory Module Population
Number of
CPUs+DIMMs
CPU and Memory Population Configuration Table
(*For memory to work properly, please follow the instructions below.)
1 CPU &
2 DIMMs
CPU1
P1-DIMMA1/P1-DIMMB1
1 CPU &
4 DIMMs
CPU1
P1-DIMMA1/P1-DIMMB1, P1-DIMMC1/P1-DIMMD1
2 CPUs &
4 DIMMs
CPU1 + CPU2
P1-DIMMA1/P1-DIMMB1, P2-DIMME1/P2-DIMMF1
2 CPUs &
6 DIMMs
CPU1 + CPU2
P1-DIMMA1/P1-DIMMB1/P1-DIMMC1/P1-DIMMD1, P2-DIMME1/P2-DIMMF1
2 CPUs &
8 DIMMs
CPU1 + CPU2
P1-DIMMA1/P1-DIMMB1/P1-DIMMC1/P1-DIMMD1, P2-DIMME1/P2-DIMMF1/P2DIMMG1/P2-DIMMH1
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Populating UDIMM ECC-Non ECC Memory Modules
Intel E5-2600 Series Processor UDIMM Memory Support
Ranks Per
DIMM &
Data Width
Memory Capacity
Per DIMM
1 Slot per Channel
1DPC
(See the Note below)
1.35V
1.5V
SRx8
Non-ECC
1GB
2GB
4GB
NA
1066, 1333, 1600
DRx8
Non-ECC
2GB
4GB
8GB
NA
1066, 1333, 1600
SRx16
Non-ECC
512MB
1GB
2GB
NA
1066, 1333, 1600
SRx8 ECC
1GB
2GB
4GB
1066,1333
1066, 1333, 1600
DRx8 ECC
2GB
4GB
8GB
1066, 1333
1066, 1333, 1600
Note: For detailed information on memory support and updates, please refer to the SMC
Recommended Memory List posted on our website at http://www.supermicro.com/
support/resources/mem.cfm.
Populating RDIMM ECC Memory Modules
Intel E5-2600 Series Processor RDIMM Memory Support
Ranks Per
DIMM &
Data Width
Memory Capacity
Per DIMM
1 Slot Per Channel
1DPC
(See the Note Below)
1.35V
1.5V
SRx8
1GB
2GB
4GB
1066, 1333
1066, 1333, 1600
DRx8
2GB
4GB
8GB
1066, 1333
1066, 1333, 1600
SRx4
2GB
4GB
8GB
1066, 1333
1066, 1333, 1600
DRx4
4GB
8GB
16GB
1066, 1333
1066, 1333, 1600
QRx4
8GB
16GB
32GB
800
1066
QRx8
4GB
8GB
16GB
800
1066
Note: For detailed information on memory support and updates, please refer to the SMC
Recommended Memory List posted on our website at http://www.supermicro.com/support/
resources/mem.cfm.
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Populating LRDIMM ECC Memory Modules
Intel E5-2600 Series Processor LRDIMM Memory
Support
Ranks Per
DIMM & Data
Width
Memory Capacity
Per DIMM
(See the Note Below)
1 Slot Per Channel
1DPC
1.35V
1.5V
QRx4 (DDP)
16GB
32GB
1066,1333
1066,1333
QRx8 (P)
8GB
16GB
1066,1333
1066,1333
Note: For detailed information on memory support and updates, please refer
to the SMC Recommended Memory List posted on our website at http://www.
supermicro.com/support/resources/mem.cfm.
Other Important Notes and Restrictions
•For the memory modules to work properly, please install DIMM modules of the
same type, same speed and same operating frequency on the motherboard.
Mixing of RDIMMs, UDIMMs or LRDIMMs is not allowed. Do not install both
ECC and Non-ECC memory modules on the same motherboard.
•Using DDR3 DIMMs with different operating frequencies is not allowed. All channels in a system will run at the lowest common frequency.
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2-4 Motherboard Installation
All motherboards have standard mounting holes to fit different types of chassis.
Make sure that the locations of all the mounting holes for both motherboard and
chassis match. Although a chassis may have both plastic and metal mounting fasteners, metal ones are highly recommended because they ground the motherboard
to the chassis. Make sure that the metal standoffs click in or are screwed in tightly.
Then use a screwdriver to secure the motherboard onto the motherboard tray.
Tools Needed
•Phillips Screwdriver
•Pan head screws (8 pieces)
•Standoffs (8 pieces, if needed)
Location of Mounting Holes
There are eight (8) mounting holes on this motherboard indicated by the arrows.
X9DRG-HF
Rev. 1.01
Caution: 1) To avoid damaging the motherboard and its components,
please do not use a force greater than 8 lb/inch on each mounting screw
during motherboard installation. 2) Some components are very close to the
mounting holes. Please take precautionary measures to prevent damage
to these components when installing the motherboard to the chassis.
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Installing the Motherboard
1. Install the I/O shield into the chassis.
2. Locate the mounting holes on the motherboard.
3. Locate the matching mounting holes on the chassis. Align the mounting holes
on the motherboard against the mounting holes on the chassis.
4. Install standoffs in the chassis as needed.
5. Install the motherboard into the chassis carefully to avoid damaging motherboard components.
6. Using the Phillips screwdriver, insert a Pan head #6 screw into a mounting
hole on the motherboard and its matching mounting hole on the chassis.
7. Repeat Step 5 to insert #6 screws into all mounting holes.
8. Make sure that the motherboard is securely placed in the chassis.
Note: Images displayed are is for illustration only. Your chassis or components might look different from those shown in this manual.
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2-5 Control Panel Connectors and I/O Ports
The I/O ports are color coded in conformance with the PC 99 specification. See
the picture below for the colors and locations of the various I/O ports.
Back Panel Connectors and I/O Ports
3
2
4
5
6
1
X9DRG-HF
Rev. 1.01
Back Panel I/O Port Locations and Definitions
1. Back Panel USB Port 0
2. Back Panel USB Port 1
3. IPMI_Dedicated LAN
4. GLAN1 (X9DRG-HF);
TLAN1 (X9DRG-HTF)
5. GLAN2 (X9DRG-HF);
TLAN2 (X9DRG-HTF)
6. Back Panel VGA (Blue)
7. UID Switch
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Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Backplane
USB
Pin Definitions
Two Universal Serial Bus ports (USB
0/1) are located on the I/O back panel
Pin# Definition
to provide USB connections. (Cables
are not included). See the tables on
the right for pin definitions.
1
+5V
2
PO-
3
PO+
4
Ground
5
NA
Video Connection
A Video (JVGA1) port is located next
to JLAN2 on the I/O backplane. Refer
to the board layout below for the
location.
1. BP USB0
2. BP USB1
3. VGA
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Ethernet Ports
Two Ethernet ports (LAN1, LAN2) are
located on the I/O backplane on the
motherboard. These LAN ports support 1G LAN on the X9DRG-HF, but
support 10G LAN on the X9DRG-HTF
In addition, an IPMI_Dedicated LAN is
located above USB 0/1 ports on the
backplane to provide KVM support for
IPMI. All these ports accept RJ45 type
cables. Please refer to the LED Indicator Section for LAN LED information.
LAN Ports
Pin Definition
Pin# Definition
1
P2V5SB
10
SGND
2
TD0+
11
Act LED
3
TD0-
12
P3V3SB
4
TD1+
13
Link 100 LED (Yellow, +3V3SB)
5
TD1-
14
Link 1000 LED
(Yellow, +3V3SB)
6
TD2+
15
Ground
7
TD2-
16
Ground
8
TD3+
17
Ground
9
TD3-
18
Ground
(NC: No Connection)
1. GLAN1 (X9DRG-HF), TLAN1 (X9DRG-HTF)
2. GLAN2 (X9DRG-HF), TLAN2 (X9DRG-HTF)
3. IPMI_LAN
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Rev. 1.01
3
1
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Unit Identifier Switch
UID Switch
A Unit Identifier (UID) Switch and two LED Indicators are located on the motherboard. The
UID Switch is located next to LAN2 port on the
backplane. The Rear UID LED (LE4) is located
next to the UID Switch. The Front Panel UID
LED is located at Pins 7/8 of the Front Control
Panel at JF1. Connect a cable to Pin 8 on JF1
for Front Panel UID LED indication. When you
press the UID switch, both Rear UID LED and
Front Panel UID LED Indicators will be turned
on. Press the UID switch again to turn off both
LED Indicators. These UID Indicators provide
easy identification of a system unit that may
be in need of service.
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
Ground
3
Button In
4
Ground
UID LED (LE4)
Status
Color/State OS Status
Blue: On
Windows OS
Unit Identified
Blue:
Blinking
Linux OS
Unit Identified
Note: UID can also be triggered via
IPMI on the motherboard. For more
information on IPMI, please refer to
the IPMI User's Guide posted on our
Website @http://www.supermicro.
com.
1
1. UID Switch
1
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
3.3 V
FP PWRLED
ID_UID_SW/3/3V Stby
HDD LED
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Rev. 1.01
NIC1 Link LED
NIC1 Activity LED
NIC2 Link LED
NIC2 Activity LED
Blue+ (OH/Fan Fail/
PWR FaiL/UID LED)
Red+ (Blue LED Cathode)
Power Fail LED
3.3V
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
PWR
Power Button
2
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Front Control Panel
JF1 contains header pins for various buttons and indicators that are normally located on a control panel at the front of the chassis. These connectors are designed
specifically for use with Supermicro's server chassis. See the figure below for the
descriptions of the various control panel buttons and LED indicators. Refer to the
following section for descriptions and pin definitions.
JF1 Header Pins
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
3.3 V
FP PWRLED
ID_UID_SW/3/3V Stby
HDD LED
X9DRG-HF
Rev. 1.01
NIC1 Link LED
NIC1 Activity LED
NIC2 Link LED
NIC2 Activity LED
Blue+ (OH/Fan Fail/
PWR FaiL/UID LED)
Red+ (Blue LED Cathode)
Power Fail LED
3.3V
Ground
Ground
2
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Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
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Front Control Panel Pin Definitions
NMI Button
NMI Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The non-maskable interrupt button
header is located on pins 19 and 20
of JF1. Refer to the table on the right
for pin definitions.
Power LED
Pin#
Definition
19
Control
20
Ground
Power LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power LED connection is located
on pins 15 and 16 of JF1. Refer to the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
15
3.3V
16
PWR LED
A. NMI
B. PWR LED
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
B FP PWRLED
3.3 V
ID_UID_SW/3/3V Stby
HDD LED
X9DRG-HF
Rev. 1.01
A
X
NIC1 Link LED
NIC1 Activity LED
NIC2 Link LED
NIC2 Activity LED
Blue+ (OH/Fan Fail/
PWR FaiL/UID LED)
Red+ (Blue LED Cathode)
Power Fail LED
3.3V
Ground
Ground
2
2-19
1
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
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HDD LED/UID Switch
HDD LED/UID Switch
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The HDD/UID LED connection is located on pins
13 and 14 of JF1. Attach a hard drive LED cable
here to display disk activity status (for any hard
drive activities on the system, including Serial
ATA activities). Connect a UID switch cable to
use UID switch connection. The front UID switch
works in conjunction with UID LED located at Pins
7/8. Also refer to Page 3-14 for more UID switch/
LED information. See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
NIC1/NIC2 LED Indicators
Pin#
Definition
13
UID Switch/3,3V
14
HDD Active
GLAN1/2 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The NIC (Network Interface Controller) LED connection for GLAN port 1 is located on pins 11 and
12 of JF1, and the LED connection for GLAN Port
2 is on Pins 9 and 10. Attach the NIC LED cables
here to display network activity. Refer to the table
on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
9
Vcc
10
NIC 2 LED
11
Vcc
12
NIC 1 LED
A. HDD LED/UID Switch
B. NIC1 LED
C. NIC2 LED
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
3.3 V
FP PWRLED
A HDD LED
X9DRG-HF
Rev. 1.01
ID_UID_SW/3/3V Stby
B NIC1 Link LED
NIC1 Activity LED
C NIC2 Link LED
NIC2 Activity LED
Blue+ (OH/Fan Fail/
PWR FaiL/UID LED)
Red+ (Blue LED Cathode)
Power Fail LED
3.3V
Ground
Ground
2
2-20
1
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
Chapter 2: Installation
Overheat (OH)/Fan Fail/PWR Fail/UID
LED
OH/Fan Fail/ PWR Fail/Blue_UID
LED Pin Definitions (JF1)
Connect an LED cable to pins 7 and 8 of
Pin#
Front Control Panel to use the Overheat/
Fan Fail/Power Fail and UID LED connections. The Red LED on pin 7 provides
warnings of overheat, fan failure or power failure. The Blue LED on pin 8 works
as the front panel UID LED indicator.
The Red LED takes precedence over the
Blue LED by default. Refer to the table
on the right for pin definitions.
7
Red_LED-Cathode/OH/Fan Fail/
Power Fail5.5V.SB
Definition
8
Blue_UID LED
OH/Fan Fail/PWR Fail
LED Status (Red LED)
State
Definition
Off
Normal
On
Overheat
Flashing
Fan Fail
Power Fail LED
PWR Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power Fail LED connection is located on pins 5 and 6 of JF1. Refer to the
table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
5
3.3V
6
PWR Supply Fail
A. OH/Fail/PWR Fail LED/UID LED
B. Blue LED Cathode
C. PWR Supply Fail
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
3.3 V
FP PWRLED
ID_UID_SW/3/3V Stby
HDD LED
X9DRG-HF
Rev. 1.01
NIC1 Link LED
NIC1 Activity LED
NIC2 Link LED
NIC2 Activity LED
A Blue+ (OH/Fan Fail/
Red+ (Blue LED Cathode)
PWR FaiL/UID LED)
C
Power Fail LED
3.3V
Ground
Ground
2
2-21
1
Reset
Reset Button
PWR
Power Button
B
X9DRG-HF/X9DRG-HTF Motherboard User’s Manual
Reset Button
Reset Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Reset Button connection is located
on pins 3 and 4 of JF1. Attach it to a
hardware reset switch on the computer
case. Refer to the table on the right for
pin definitions.
Power Button
Pin#
Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
Power Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
The Power Button connection is located
on pins 1 and 2 of JF1. Momentarily
contacting both pins will power on/off
the system. This button can also be configured to function as a suspend button
(with a setting in the BIOS - See Chapter
5). To turn off the power when the system
is in suspend mode, press the button for
4 seconds or longer. Refer to the table on
the right for pin definitions.
Pin#
Definition
1
Signal
2
Ground
A. Reset Button
B. PWR Button
20
19
Ground
NMI
X
X
3.3 V
FP PWRLED
ID_UID_SW/3/3V Stby
HDD LED
X9DRG-HF
Rev. 1.01
NIC1 Link LED
NIC1 Activity LED
NIC2 Link LED
NIC2 Activity LED
Blue+ (OH/Fan Fail/
PWR FaiL/UID LED)
Red+ (Blue LED Cathode)
Power Fail LED
3.3V
Ground
Ground
2
2-22
1
Reset
Reset Button
A
PWR
Power Button
B
Chapter 2: Installation
2-6 Connecting Cables
Power Connectors
To provide adequate power supply to the motherboard, the X9DRG-HF/-HTF contains the following components. See the tables below for 8-pin and 4-pin power
connector pin definitions.
•One (1) SMC-Proprietary 62-pin Power Connector (located at JPW1),
•One (1) SMC-Proprietary 20-pin Power Connector (located at JPW2),
•One (1) SMC-Proprietary 38-pin Power Connector (located at JPW9),
•Two (2) 12V 8-pin Power Connectors (located at JPW3/4) for CPU use,
•Five (5) 12V 8-pin Power Connectors (located at JPW5/6/7/8 & JPW11) for
SATA devices,
•One (1) 12V 4-pin Auxiliary Power Connector (located at JPW10)
Warning: To ensure adequate power supply to your motherboard, be
sure to connect all the power connectors mentioned above to your power
supply For proper system operation.
12V 8-pin PWR
Connector
Pin Definitions
USB/0/1
LE4
SW1
S/IO
JPB1
JVGA1
JWD1
JLAN2 JLAN1
LAN CTRL
DM2
JI2C2
JI2C1
F
Definition
Definition
1~4
Ground
1 and 2
Ground
5~8
+12V
3 and 4
+12V
P1-DIMMC
B. JPW2: 20-pin SMC-Proprietary PWR (Req'd)
C. JPW9: 38-pin SMC-Proprietary PWR (Req'd)
D. JPW3/4: 12V 8-pin CPU PWR (Req'd)
E. JPW5~8, JPW 11: 12V 8-pin SATA PWR (Req'd)
CPU1Slot1PCI-E 3.0 X16 FANC
FAND
F. JPW10, JPW 10: 12V 4-pin Aux. PWR (Req'd)
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
A
OPEN 1st
JPW1
JPW8
CPU2
OPEN 1st
C
B
JPW4
D
JPW3
FAN2
FANF FANE
FAN4
FAN3
LE1
FANA
FANB
JL1
JPW7 JPW6 JPW5
E
JPW2
JPW11
CPU2
JPCIE3 CPU2 Slot 3 PCI-E 3.0 X16 JPCIE4 CPU2 Slot4 PCI-E 3.0 X16
FAN1
J21
CPU1 Slot2 PCI-E 3.0 X16
CLOSE 1st
JPW9
P2-DIMMH
P2-DIMMG
Rev. 1.01
P2-DIMMF
X9DRG-HF
FANH FANG
P2-DIMME
P1-DIMMB
T-SGPIO5 T-SGPIO1T-SGPIO2
JPCIE2
P1-DIMMA
JF1
Pins
Pins
A. JPW1: 62-pin SMC-Proprietary PWR (Req'd)
JRK1
S-SATA0 S-SATA1 S-SATA2 S-SATA3 JPCIE1
I-SATA0 I-SATA1 I-SATA2 I-SATA3 I-SATA4 I-SATA5
P1-DIMMD
JWP1
JOH1JSPK1
JSD1
PCH
Battery
JPW10
JPBR1
JPME1
JBT1
JTPM1
J29
J30
JPCIE5 CPU1 Slot1 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16)
JPCIE6 PCH Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8)
PHY
DM1
BIOS
IPMI LAN
JPL1
JCOM1
JPG1
BMC CTRL
12V 4-pin Power
Connector
Pin Definitions
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Fan Headers
This motherboard has twelve fan headers
on the motherboard. Fans 1~4 are for
CPU/system use and Fans A~H for GPU
use. All these 4-pin fans headers are
backward compatible with the traditional
3-pin fans. However, fan speed control
is only available for 4-pin fans via IPMI
thermal management. See the table on
the right for pin definitions.
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
+12V
3
Tachometer
4
PWR Modulation
Chassis Intrusion
A Chassis Intrusion header is located
at JL1 on the motherboard. Attach an
appropriate cable from the chassis to
inform you of a chassis intrusion when
the chassis is opened.
S/IO
JPB1
JVGA1
JWD1
Ground
E. Fan A
F. Fan B
P1-DIMMD
P1-DIMMC
S-SATA0 S-SATA1 S-SATA2 S-SATA3 JPCIE1
I-SATA0 I-SATA1 I-SATA2 I-SATA3 I-SATA4 I-SATA5
G. Fan C
H. Fan D
I. Fan E
CPU1Slot1PCI-E 3.0 X16 FANC
FAND
J. Fan F
CLOSE 1st
K. Fan G
CPU1
L. Fan H
OPEN 1st
M. Chassis Intrusion
JPW1
FAN2
DC
JPW4
JPW3
FANF FANE
FAN4
FAN3
FANA
FANB
JL1
JPW7 JPW6 JPW5
LE1
M
JPW2
JPW8
OPEN 1st
JPCIE3 CPU2 Slot 3 PCI-E 3.0 X16 JPCIE4 CPU2 Slot4 PCI-E 3.0 X16
FAN1
JPW11
CPU2
CPU2
JPW9
P2-DIMMF
J21
CLOSE 1st
F E
FANH FANG
P2-DIMME
P2-DIMMG
X9DRG-HF K
Rev. 1.01
P2-DIMMH
P1-DIMMB
L
CPU1 Slot2 PCI-E 3.0 X16
T-SGPIO5 T-SGPIO1T-SGPIO2
JPCIE2
P1-DIMMA
JF1
2
D. Fan 4
JRK1
JWP1
JOH1JSPK1
PCH
Battery
Intrusion Input
C. Fan 3
JPW10
JPME1
JPBR1
BIOS
JBT1
JSD1
H
G
LAN CTRL
DM2
JI2C2
JI2C1
Definition
1
B. Fan 2
PHY
DM1
JTPM1
J29
J30
JPCIE5 CPU1 Slot1 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16)
JPCIE6 PCH Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8)
BMC CTRL
IPMI LAN
JPL1
JCOM1
JPG1
JLAN2 JLAN1
Pin#
A. Fan 1
USB/0/1
LE4
SW1
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions
J
I
BA
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Chapter 2: Installation
TPM Header/Port 80
TPM/Port 80 Header
Pin Definitions
Trusted Platform Module/Port 80
header, located at JTPM1, provides
TPM support and Port 80 connection.
Use this header to enhance system
performance and data security. See
the table on the right for pin definitions.
Pin #
Overheat LED/Fan Fail
The JOH1 header is used to connect
an LED indicator to provide warnings
of chassis overheating and fan failure.
This LED will blink when a fan failure
occurs. Refer to the tables on right for
pin definitions.
S/IO
JPB1
LAD 3
8
LAD 2
9
+3.3V
10
LAD1
11
LAD0
12
GND
13
SMB_CLK4
14
SMB_DAT4
15
+3V_DUAL
16
SERIRQ
17
GND
18
CLKRUN# (X)
19
LPCPD#
20
LDRQ# (X)
OH/Fan Fail LED
Status
Message
Overheat
2
OH Active
Blinking
Fan Fail
B. JOH1
A
P1-DIMMD
P1-DIMMC
S-SATA0 S-SATA1 S-SATA2 S-SATA3 JPCIE1
I-SATA0 I-SATA1 I-SATA2 I-SATA3 I-SATA4 I-SATA5
CPU1Slot1PCI-E 3.0 X16 FANC
FAND
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
OPEN 1st
JPW1
JPW2
JPW8
JPW4
JPW3
FAN2
FANF FANE
FAN4
FAN3
LE1
FANA
FANB
JL1
JPW7 JPW6 JPW5
OPEN 1st
JPCIE3 CPU2 Slot 3 PCI-E 3.0 X16 JPCIE4 CPU2 Slot4 PCI-E 3.0 X16
FAN1
JPW11
CPU2
CPU2
JPW9
CLOSE 1st
P2-DIMMF
P2-DIMMG
P2-DIMMH
Rev. 1.01
FANH FANG
P2-DIMME
X9DRG-HF
J21
CPU1 Slot2 PCI-E 3.0 X16
T-SGPIO5 T-SGPIO1T-SGPIO2
JPCIE2
P1-DIMMA
P1-DIMMB
JF1
+5V (X)
7
Solid
JRK1
B
JWP1
JOH1JSPK1
JSD1
PCH
Battery
<(KEY)>
6
State
JPW10
JPME1
JBT1
JPBR1
BIOS
4
LRESET#
A. TPM/Port 80 Header
JTPM1
LAN CTRL
DM2
JI2C2
JI2C1
LFRAME#
5
5vDC
IPMI LAN
PHY
DM1
3
1
JPL1
JCOM1
J29
J30
JPCIE5 CPU1 Slot1 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16)
JPCIE6 PCH Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8)
BMC CTRL
GND
Definition
JPG1
JLAN2 JLAN1
Definition
2
Pin#
JVGA1
JWD1
Pin #
LCLK
Overheat LED
Pin Definitions
USB/0/1
LE4
SW1
Definition
1
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T-SGPIO1/2/-S Headers
Three SGPIO (Serial-Link General
Purpose Input/Output) headers (TSGPIO1/2, T-SGPIO-S) are located
on the motherboard. These headers support Serial_Link interface for
onboard SATA connections. See the
table on the right for pin definitions.
T-SGPIO
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin
Definition
1
NC
2
NC
3
Ground
4
Data
5
Load
6
Ground
7
Clock
8
NC
Note: NC= No Connection
PWR SMB
Pin Definitions
Power SMB (I2C) Connectors
Power System Management Bus (I2C)
Connectors (JI 2 C1/JI 2 C2) monitor
power supply, fan and system temperatures. See the table on the right
for pin definitions.
USB/0/1
LE4
SW1
S/IO
JPB1
LAN CTRL
DM2
JI2C2
JI2C1
P1-DIMMD
P1-DIMMC
S-SATA0 S-SATA1 S-SATA2 S-SATA3 JPCIE1
I-SATA0 I-SATA1 I-SATA2 I-SATA3 I-SATA4 I-SATA5
CPU1Slot1PCI-E 3.0 X16 FANC
FAND
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
OPEN 1st
JPW2
JPW4
JPW3
FAN2
FANF FANE
FAN4
FAN3
LE1
JPCIE3 CPU2 Slot 3 PCI-E 3.0 X16 JPCIE4 CPU2 Slot4 PCI-E 3.0 X16
FAN1
JPW8
OPEN 1st
JPW9
JPW11
CPU2
CPU2
P2-DIMMF
P2-DIMMG
P2-DIMMH
CLOSE 1st
FANA
FANB
JL1
JPW7 JPW6 JPW5
JF1
Rev. 1.01
FANH FANG
P2-DIMME
X9DRG-HF
J21
CPU1 Slot2 PCI-E 3.0 X16
T-SGPIO5 T-SGPIO1T-SGPIO2
JPCIE2
P1-DIMMA
P1-DIMMB
B
A
PWR Fail
4
Ground
5
+3.3V
E. JI2C2
JPW1
C
Data
3
D. JI2C1
JRK1
JWP1
JOH1JSPK1
JSD1
PCH
Battery
2
C. T-SGPIOS
JPW10
JPME1
D
JBT1
JPBR1
BIOS
Clock
B. T-SGPIO2
PHY
DM1
JTPM1
J29
J30
JPCIE5 CPU1 Slot1 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16)
JPCIE6 PCH Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8)
BMC CTRL
E
IPMI LAN
JPL1
JCOM1
JPG1
JLAN2 JLAN1
Definition
1
A. T-SGPIO1
JVGA1
JWD1
Pin#
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Chapter 2: Installation
2-7 Jumper Settings
Explanation of Jumpers
Connector
Pins
To modify the operation of the motherboard, jumpers can be used to choose
between optional settings. Jumpers create
shorts between two pins to change the
function of the connector. Pin 1 is identified
with a square solder pad on the printed
circuit board. See the motherboard layout
pages for jumper locations.
3
2
1
3
2
1
Jumper
Cap
Setting
Pin 1-2 short
Not e: On t wo pin jumper s,
"Closed" means the jumper is
on and "Open" means the jumper
is off the pins.
GLAN Enable/Disable
JPL1 enables or disables the LAN Port1/
LAN Port2 on the motherboard. See the
table on the right for jumper settings. The
default setting is Enabled.
S/IO
1-2
Enabled (default)
2-3
Disabled
A. GLAN1/GLAN2 Enable (X9DRG-HF)
JPB1
JVGA1
JWD1
JLAN2 JLAN1
LAN CTRL
A. TLAN1/TLAN2 Enable (X9DRG-HTF)
JPW10
JPME1
JPBR1
Battery
JTPM1
J29
J30
JRK1
JSD1
P1-DIMMD
S-SATA0 S-SATA1 S-SATA2 S-SATA3 JPCIE1
I-SATA0 I-SATA1 I-SATA2 I-SATA3 I-SATA4 I-SATA5
P1-DIMMC
JWP1
JOH1JSPK1
JPCIE5 CPU1 Slot1 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16)
JPCIE6 PCH Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8)
DM1
BIOS
A
PHY
DM2
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBT1
IPMI LAN
JPL1
JCOM1
JPG1
BMC CTRL
PCH
CPU1Slot1PCI-E 3.0 X16 FANC
FAND
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
OPEN 1st
JPW1
JPW2
JPW8
JPW4
JPW3
FAN2
FANF FANE
FAN4
FAN3
LE1
FANA
FANB
JL1
JPW7 JPW6 JPW5
OPEN 1st
JPCIE3 CPU2 Slot 3 PCI-E 3.0 X16 JPCIE4 CPU2 Slot4 PCI-E 3.0 X16
FAN1
JPW11
CPU2
CPU2
JPW9
CLOSE 1st
P2-DIMMF
P2-DIMMG
P2-DIMMH
Rev. 1.01
FANH FANG
P2-DIMME
X9DRG-HF
J21
CPU1 Slot2 PCI-E 3.0 X16
T-SGPIO5 T-SGPIO1T-SGPIO2
JPCIE2
P1-DIMMA
P1-DIMMB
JF1
Jumper Setting Definition
USB/0/1
LE4
SW1
LAN Enable
Jumper Settings
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CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS. Instead of pins, this "jumper" consists of contact pads
to prevent accidental clearing of CMOS. To clear CMOS, use a metal object such
as a small screwdriver to touch both pads at the same time to short the connection.
Always remove the AC power cord from the system before clearing CMOS.
Note 1. For an ATX power supply, you must completely shut down the system, remove the AC power cord, and then short JBT1 to clear CMOS.
Note 2. Be sure to remove the onboard CMOS Battery before you short
JBT1 to clear CMOS.
Note 3. Clearing CMOS will also clear all passwords.
Watch Dog Enable/Disable
Watch Dog (JWD) is a system monitor that will reboot the system when a software application hangs.
Close Pins 1-2 to reset the system if an application
hangs. Close Pins 2-3 to generate a non-maskable
interrupt signal for the application that hangs. See
the table on the right for jumper settings. Watch
Dog must also be enabled in the BIOS.
S/IO
B
JPB1
JVGA1
JWD1
Definition
Pins 1-2
Reset (default)
Pins 2-3
NMI
Open
Disabled
JLAN2 JLAN1
DM1
LAN CTRL
Battery
JPW10
JPBR1
JSD1
P1-DIMMC
S-SATA0 S-SATA1 S-SATA2 S-SATA3 JPCIE1
I-SATA0 I-SATA1 I-SATA2 I-SATA3 I-SATA4 I-SATA5
P1-DIMMD
JWP1
JOH1JSPK1
JRK1
A
JPME1
BIOS
B. Watch Dog Enable
PHY
DM2
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBT1
IPMI LAN
JTPM1
J29
J30
JPCIE5 CPU1 Slot1 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16)
JPCIE6 PCH Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8)
BMC CTRL
JPL1
JCOM1
A. Clear CMOS
JPG1
PCH
CPU1Slot1PCI-E 3.0 X16 FANC
FAND
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
OPEN 1st
JPW1
JPW8
JPW4
JPW3
FAN2
FANF FANE
FAN4
FAN3
LE1
FANA
FANB
JL1
JPW7 JPW6 JPW5
OPEN 1st
JPW2
JPW11
CPU2
CPU2
JPCIE3 CPU2 Slot 3 PCI-E 3.0 X16 JPCIE4 CPU2 Slot4 PCI-E 3.0 X16
FAN1
J21
CPU1 Slot2 PCI-E 3.0 X16
CLOSE 1st
JPW9
P2-DIMMH
P2-DIMMG
Rev. 1.01
P2-DIMMF
X9DRG-HF
FANH FANG
P2-DIMME
P1-DIMMB
T-SGPIO5 T-SGPIO1T-SGPIO2
JPCIE2
P1-DIMMA
JF1
Jumper Setting
USB/0/1
LE4
SW1
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings
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VGA Enable
Jumper JPG1 allows the user to enable
the onboard VGA connector. The default
setting is 1-2 to enable the connection.
See the table on the right for jumper
settings.
BMC Enable
Jumper JPB1 allows you to enable the
embedded BMC (Baseboard Management) Controller to provide IPMI/KVM
support on the motherboard. See the
table on the right for jumper settings.
LE4
SW1
B A
USB/0/1
JWD1
LAN CTRL
JRK1
P1-DIMMD
S-SATA0 S-SATA1 S-SATA2 S-SATA3 JPCIE1
I-SATA0 I-SATA1 I-SATA2 I-SATA3 I-SATA4 I-SATA5
P1-DIMMC
JWP1
JOH1JSPK1
JSD1
PCH
Battery
JPW10
JPME1
JPBR1
BIOS
JBT1
CPU1Slot1PCI-E 3.0 X16 FANC
FAND
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
OPEN 1st
JPW1
JPW2
JPW8
JPW4
JPW3
FAN2
FANF FANE
FAN4
FAN3
LE1
FANA
FANB
JL1
JPW7 JPW6 JPW5
OPEN 1st
JPCIE3 CPU2 Slot 3 PCI-E 3.0 X16 JPCIE4 CPU2 Slot4 PCI-E 3.0 X16
FAN1
JPW11
CPU2
CPU2
JPW9
CLOSE 1st
P2-DIMMF
P2-DIMMG
P2-DIMMH
Rev. 1.01
FANH FANG
P2-DIMME
X9DRG-HF
J21
CPU1 Slot2 PCI-E 3.0 X16
T-SGPIO5 T-SGPIO1T-SGPIO2
JPCIE2
P1-DIMMA
P1-DIMMB
JF1
Definition
1-2
Enabled (Default)
2-3
Disabled
BMC Enable
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
BMC Enable
Pins 2-3
Normal (Default)
B. BMC Enabled
PHY
DM1
DM2
JI2C2
JI2C1
JTPM1
J29
J30
JPCIE5 CPU1 Slot1 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16)
JPCIE6 PCH Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8)
BMC CTRL
IPMI LAN
JPL1
JCOM1
JPG1
JLAN2 JLAN1
Jumper Setting
A. VGA Enabled
JVGA1
JPB1
S/IO
VGA Enable
Jumper Settings
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2-8 Onboard LED Indicators
Link LED
GLAN LEDs
There are two LAN ports on the motherboard. Each Ethernet LAN port has
two LEDs. The Yellow LED on the right
indicates activity. The LED on the left is
the Link LED, which can be green, amber
or off to indicate the speed of the connection. See the tables at right for more
information.
Rear View (when facing the
rear side of the chassis)
GLAN Activity Indicator (Left)
LED Settings
Color
Status
Definition
Yellow
Flashing
Active
GLAN Link Indicator
LED Settings
LED Color
Definition
Off
No Connection or 10 Mbps
Green
100 Mbps
LAN11/LAN
2
Gbps
IPMI Dedicated LAN LEDs
Amber
In addition to LAN 1/LAN 2, an IPMI
Dedicated LAN is also located on the I/O
Backplane of the motherboard. The amber
LED on the right indicates activity, while the
green LED on the left indicates the speed
of the connection. See the tables at right
for more information.
A
IPMI LAN
Link LED
Activity LED
IPMI LAN
(X8ST3-F)
Color/State
IPMI LAN Link LED (Left) &
Activity LED (Right)
S/IO
Green: Solid
100 Mbps
Activity (Right)
Amber: Blinking
Active
JPB1
JVGA1
JWD1
JLAN2 JLAN1
A. LAN1/2 LEDs
JPW10
JPME1
JPBR1
Battery
JTPM1
J29
J30
(GLAN1/GLAN2:
JRK1
JSD1
X9DRG-HF,
P1-DIMMC
S-SATA0 S-SATA1 S-SATA2 S-SATA3 JPCIE1
I-SATA0 I-SATA1 I-SATA2 I-SATA3 I-SATA4 I-SATA5
P1-DIMMD
JWP1
JOH1JSPK1
JPCIE5 CPU1 Slot1 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16)
JPCIE6 PCH Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8)
LAN CTRL
DM2
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBT1
B
PHY
DM1
BIOS
IPMI LAN
JPL1
JCOM1
JPG1
BMC CTRL
PCH
TLAN1/TLAN2:
X9DRG-HTF),
B. IPMI LAN LEDs
CPU1Slot1PCI-E 3.0 X16 FANC
FAND
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
OPEN 1st
JPW1
JPW8
CPU2
JPW4
JPW3
A
FAN2
FANF FANE
FAN4
FAN3
LE1
FANA
FANB
JL1
JPW7 JPW6 JPW5
OPEN 1st
B
JPW2
JPW11
CPU2
JPCIE3 CPU2 Slot 3 PCI-E 3.0 X16 JPCIE4 CPU2 Slot4 PCI-E 3.0 X16
FAN1
J21
CPU1 Slot2 PCI-E 3.0 X16
CLOSE 1st
JPW9
P2-DIMMH
P2-DIMMG
Rev. 1.01
P2-DIMMF
X9DRG-HF
FANH FANG
P2-DIMME
P1-DIMMB
T-SGPIO5 T-SGPIO1T-SGPIO2
JPCIE2
P1-DIMMA
JF1
Definition
Link (Left)
USB/0/1
LE4
SW1
Activity LED
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Onboard Power LED
An Onboard Power LED is located at LE1
on the motherboard. When this LED is on,
the system is on. Be sure to turn off the
system and unplug the power cord before
removing or installing components. See
the tables at right for more information.
BMC Heartbeat LED
A BMC Heartbeat LED is located at DM1
on the motherboard. When DM1 is blinking, BMC functions normally. See the
table at right for more information.
S/IO
JPB1
B LAN CTRL
DM1
JRK1
P1-DIMMD
S-SATA0 S-SATA1 S-SATA2 S-SATA3 JPCIE1
I-SATA0 I-SATA1 I-SATA2 I-SATA3 I-SATA4 I-SATA5
P1-DIMMC
JWP1
JOH1JSPK1
JSD1
PCH
Battery
JPW10
JPME1
JPBR1
BIOS
JBT1
PHY
JTPM1
J29
J30
JPCIE5 CPU1 Slot1 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16)
JPCIE6 PCH Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8)
BMC CTRL
DM2
JI2C2
JI2C1
IPMI LAN
JPL1
JCOM1
JPG1
JLAN2 JLAN1
CPU1Slot1PCI-E 3.0 X16 FANC
FAND
CLOSE 1st
CPU1
OPEN 1st
JPW1
JPW2
JPW4
JPW3
FAN2
FANF FANE
FAN4
FAN3
LE1
JPCIE3 CPU2 Slot 3 PCI-E 3.0 X16 JPCIE4 CPU2 Slot4 PCI-E 3.0 X16
FAN1
JPW8
OPEN 1st
JPW9
JPW11
CPU2
CPU2
P2-DIMMF
P2-DIMMG
P2-DIMMH
CLOSE 1st
FANA
FANB
JL1
JPW7 JPW6 JPW5
A
Rev. 1.01
FANH FANG
P2-DIMME
X9DRG-HF
J21
CPU1 Slot2 PCI-E 3.0 X16
T-SGPIO5 T-SGPIO1T-SGPIO2
JPCIE2
P1-DIMMA
P1-DIMMB
JF1
Definition
Off
System Off (PWR cable
not connected)
Green
System On
Green:
Flashing
Quickly
ACPI S1 State
Green:
Flashing
Slowly
ACPI S3 (STR) State
BMC Heartbeat LED
Status
Color/State
Green:
Blinking
Definition
BMC: Normal
B. BMC Heartbeat LED
JVGA1
JWD1
LED Color
A. PWR LED
USB/0/1
LE4
SW1
Onboard PWR LED Indicator (LE1)
LED Settings
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Rear UID LED
The rear UID LED is located at LE4 on the
backplane. This LED is used in conjunction with the rear UID switch to provide
easy identification of a system that might
be in need of service. Refer to UID Switch
on Page 3-14 for more information.
JPB1
JTPM1
JPW10
JBT1
JPME1
JPBR1
JRK1
CPU1
OPEN 1st
CPU1Slot1PCI-E 3.0 X16 FANC
FAND
CLOSE 1st
I-SATA0 I-SATA1 I-SATA2 I-SATA3 I-SATA4 I-SATA5
S-SATA0 S-SATA1 S-SATA2 S-SATA3 JPCIE1
P1-DIMMD
P1-DIMMC
JWP1
JOH1JSPK1
JSD1
PCH
Battery
BIOS
JPCIE5 CPU1 Slot1 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16)
J29
J30
DM1
JPL1
LAN CTRL
DM2
JI2C2
JI2C1
IPMI LAN
JLAN2 JLAN1
JCOM1
JPG1
JWD1
PHY
BMC CTRL
JPCIE6 PCH Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8)
JPW2
JPW3
FANF FANE
JPW8
LE1
FANA
FANB
JL1
JPW7 JPW6 JPW5
FAN4
FAN3
FAN2
JPCIE3 CPU2 Slot 3 PCI-E 3.0 X16 JPCIE4 CPU2 Slot4 PCI-E 3.0 X16
FAN1
JPW11
OPEN 1st
JPW9
JPW4
J21
CPU2
CPU1 Slot2 PCI-E 3.0 X16
T-SGPIO5 T-SGPIO1T-SGPIO2
CPU2
P2-DIMMF
P1-DIMMB
P2-DIMMG
P2-DIMMH
Rev. 1.01
JPCIE2
CLOSE 1st
FANH FANG
P2-DIMME
X9DRG-HF
P1-DIMMA
JF1
USB/0/1
LE4
A. UID LED
JVGA1
S/IO
SW1
A
JPW1
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2-9 Serial ATA Connections
Serial ATA Ports
There are two SATA 3.0 Ports (ISATA0~I-SATA1) and eight SATA
2.0 por ts (I-SATA 2~I-SATA5, SSATA0~S-SATA3) on the motherboard. These ports provide serial-link
signal connections, which are faster
than the connections of Parallel ATA.
See the table on the right for pin
definitions.
Serial ATA
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground
2
TX_P
3
TX_N
4
Ground
5
RX_N
6
RX_P
7
Ground
Notes:
For more information on SATA HostRAID configuration, please refer to
the Intel SATA HostRAID User's Guide posted on our Website @ http://
www.supermicro.com..
USB/0/1
LE4
SW1
S/IO
JPB1
JVGA1
JWD1
JLAN2 JLAN1
BMC CTRL
JTPM1
JPME1
JPBR1
C. I-SATA2
D. I-SATA3
JRK1
P1-DIMMD
G
E. I-SATA4
F. I-SATA5
P1-DIMMC
JWP1
JOH1JSPK1
S-SATA0 S-SATA1 S-SATA2 S-SATA3 JPCIE1
E
G. S-SATA0
H
H. S-SATA1
I
J
I. S-SATA2
CPU1Slot1PCI-E 3.0 X16 FANC
FAND
F
I-SATA0 I-SATA1 I-SATA2 I-SATA3 I-SATA4 I-SATA5
D
Battery
JPW10
J29
J30
PCH
JSD1
C
LAN CTRL
BIOS
B. I-SATA1
PHY
DM1
DM2
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBT1
IPMI LAN
JPL1
JCOM1
JPCIE5 CPU1 Slot1 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16)
JPCIE6 PCH Slot6 PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8)
A
B
A. I-SATA0
JPG1
CLOSE 1st
J-S-SATA3
CPU1
OPEN 1st
JPW1
JPW4
JPW3
FAN2
FANF FANE
FAN4
FAN3
LE1
FANA
FANB
JL1
JPW7 JPW6 JPW5
OPEN 1st
JPW2
JPW8
CPU2
JPCIE3 CPU2 Slot 3 PCI-E 3.0 X16 JPCIE4 CPU2 Slot4 PCI-E 3.0 X16
FAN1
JPW11
CPU2
JPW9
CLOSE 1st
P2-DIMMF
P2-DIMMG
P2-DIMMH
J21
JF1
Rev. 1.01
FANH FANG
P2-DIMME
P1-DIMMB
CPU1 Slot2 PCI-E 3.0 X16
T-SGPIO5 T-SGPIO1T-SGPIO2
JPCIE2
P1-DIMMA
X9DRG-HF
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Chapter 3: Troubleshooting
Chapter 3
Troubleshooting
3-1 Troubleshooting Procedures
Use the following procedures to troubleshoot your system. If you have followed all
of the procedures below and still need assistance, refer to the ‘Technical Support
Procedures’ and/or ‘Returning Merchandise for Service’ section(s) in this chapter.
Note: Always disconnect the power cord before adding, changing or installing any
hardware components.
Before Power On
1. Make sure that there are no short circuits between the motherboard and
chassis.
2. Disconnect all ribbon/wire cables from the motherboard, including those for
the keyboard and mouse.
3. Remove all add-on cards.
4. Install CPU 1 first (making sure it is fully seated) and connect the front panel
connectors to the motherboard.
No Power
1. Make sure that there are no short circuits between the motherboard and the
chassis.
2. Make sure that the ATX power connectors are properly connected
3. Check that the 115V/230V switch on the power supply is properly set, if available.
4. Turn the power switch on and off to test the system, if applicable.
5. The battery on your motherboard may be old. Check to verify that it still supplies ~3VDC. If it does not, replace it with a new one.
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No Video
1. If the power is on, but you have no video, remove all the add-on cards and
cables.
2. Use the speaker to determine if any beep codes exist. Refer to Appendix A
for details on beep codes.
System Boot Failure
If the system does not display POST or does not respond after the power is turned
on, check the following:
1. Check for any error beep from the motherboard speaker.
•If there is no error beep, try to turn on the system without DIMM modules in-
stalled. If there is still no error beep, try to turn on the system again with only
one processor installed in CPU Socket#1. If there is still no error beep, replace
the motherboard.
•If there are error beeps, clear the CMOS settings by unplugging the power
cord and contacting both pads on the CMOS Clear Jumper (JBT1). (Refer to
Section 2-7 in Chapter 2.)
2. Remove all components from the motherboard, especially the DIMM modules. Make sure that the system's power is on, and memory error beeps are
activated.
3. Turn on the system with only one DIMM module installed. If the system
boots, check for bad DIMM modules or slots by following the Memory Errors
Troubleshooting procedure in this Chapter.
Losing the System’s Setup Configuration
1. Make sure that you are using a high quality power supply. A poor quality
power supply may cause the system to lose the CMOS setup information.
Refer to Section 2-6 for details on recommended power supplies.
2. The battery on your motherboard may be old. Check to verify that it still supplies ~3VDC. If it does not, replace it with a new one.
3. If the above steps do not fix the Setup Configuration problem, contact your
vendor for repairs.
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Memory Errors
When a No-Memory Beep Code is issued by the system, check the following:
1. Make sure that the memory modules are compatible with the system and that
the DIMM modules are properly and fully installed. (For memory compatibility,
refer to the Memory Compatibility Chart posted on our Website @ http://www.
supermicro.com.)
2. Check if different speeds of DIMMs have been installed. It is strongly recommended that you use the same RAM speed for all DIMMs in the system.
3. Make sure that you are using the correct type of Registered (RDIMM)/Load
Reduced (LRDIMM) ECC or Unbuffered (UDIMM) ECC/Non-ECC DDR3
800/1066/1333/1600 MHz memory modules recommended by the manufacturer.
4. modules recommended by the manufacturer.
5. Check for bad DIMM modules or slots by swapping a single module among
all memory slots and check the results.
6. Make sure that all memory modules are fully seated in their slots. Follow the
instructions given in Section 2-3 in Chapter 2.
7. Please follow the instructions given in the DIMM Population Tables listed in
Section 2-3 to install your memory modules.
When the System Becomes Unstable
A. The system becomes unstable during or after OS installation
When the system becomes unstable during or after OS installation, check the following:
1. CPU/BIOS support: Make sure that your CPU is supported, and you have the
latest BIOS installed in your system.
2. Memory support: Make sure that the memory modules are supported by testing the modules using memtest86 or a similar utility.
Note: Refer to the product page on our website http://www.supermicro.
com for memory and CPU support and updates.
3. HDD support: Make sure that all hard disk drives (HDDs) work properly. Replace the bad HDDs with good ones.
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4. System cooling: Check system cooling to make sure that all heatsink fans,
and CPU/system fans, etc., work properly. Check Hardware Monitoring settings in the BIOS to make sure that the CPU and System temperatures are
within the normal range. Also check the front panel Overheat LED, and make
sure that the Overheat LED is not on.
5. Adequate power supply: Make sure that the power supply provides adequate
power to the system. Make sure that all power connectors are connected.
Please refer to our website for more information on minimum power requirement.
6. Proper software support: Make sure that the correct drivers are used.
B. The system becomes unstable before or during OS installation
When the system becomes unstable before or during OS installation, check the
following:
1. Source of installation: Make sure that the devices used for installation are
working properly, including boot devices such as CD/DVD disc, CD/DVDROM.
2. Cable connection: Check to make sure that all cables are connected and
working properly.
3. Using minimum configuration for troubleshooting: Remove all unnecessary
components (starting with add-on cards first), and use minimum configuration
(with a CPU and a memory module installed) to identify the trouble areas.
Refer to the steps listed in Section A above for proper troubleshooting procedures.
4. Identifying bad components by isolating them: If necessary, remove a component in question from the chassis, and test it in isolation to make sure that it
works properly. Replace a bad component with a good one.
5. Check and change one component at a time instead of changing several
items at the same time. This will help isolate and identify the problem.
6. To find out if a component is good, swap this component with a new one to
see if the system will work properly. If so, then the old component is bad.
You can also install the component in question in another system. If the new
system works, the component is good and the old system has problems.
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3-2 Technical Support Procedures
Before contacting Technical Support, please take the following steps. Also, please
note that as a motherboard manufacturer, Supermicro also sells motherboards
through its channels, so it is best to first check with your distributor or reseller for
troubleshooting services. They should know of any possible problem(s) with the
specific system configuration that was sold to you.
1. Please go through the ‘Troubleshooting Procedures’ and 'Frequently Asked
Question' (FAQ) sections in this chapter or see the FAQs on our website
(http://www.supermicro.com/) before contacting Technical Support.
2. BIOS upgrades can be downloaded from our website (http://www.supermicro.
com).
3. If you still cannot resolve the problem, include the following information when
contacting Supermicro for technical support:
•Motherboard model and PCB revision number
•BIOS release date/version (This can be seen on the initial display when your
system first boots up.)
•System configuration
4. An example of a Technical Support form is on our website at (http://www.
supermicro.com).
•Distributors: For immediate assistance, please have your account number ready
when placing a call to our technical support department. We can be reached by
e-mail at support@supermicro.com.
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3-3 Battery Removal and Installation
Battery Removal
To remove the onboard battery, follow the steps below:
1. Power off your system and unplug your power cable.
2. Locate the onboard battery as shown below.
3. Using a tool such as a pen or a small screwdriver, push the battery lock outwards to unlock it. Once unlocked, the battery will pop out from the holder.
4. Remove the battery.
Battery
Lock
Battery
Battery Holder
Proper Battery Disposal
Warning! Please handle used batteries carefully. Do not damage the battery in any way; a damaged battery may release hazardous materials into
the environment. Do not discard a used battery in the garbage or a public
landfill. Please comply with the regulations set up by your local hazardous waste management agency to dispose of your used battery properly.
Battery Installation
1. To install an onboard battery, follow the steps 1& 2 above and continue
below:
2. Identify the battery's polarity. The positive (+) side should be facing up.
3. Insert the battery into the battery holder and push it down until you hear a
click to ensure that the battery is securely locked.
Warning: When replacing a battery, be sure to only replace it with the
same type.
1
2
This side up
3-6
Press down until
you hear a click.
Chapter 3: Troubleshooting
3-4 Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What are the various types of memory that my motherboard can
support?
Answer: The motherboard supports Registered (RDIMM)/Load Reduced (LRDIMM)
ECC or Unbuffered (UDIMM) ECC/Non-ECC DDR3 memory. To enhance memory
performance, do not mix memory modules of different speeds and sizes. Please
follow all memory installation instructions given on Section 2-3 in Chapter 2.
Question: How do I update my BIOS?
It is recommended that you do not upgrade your BIOS if you are not experiencing
any problems with your system. Updated BIOS files are located on our website
at http://www.supermicro.com. Please check our BIOS warning message and the
information on how to update your BIOS on our website. Select your motherboard
model and download the BIOS file to your computer. Also, check the current BIOS
revision to make sure that it is newer than your BIOS before downloading. You can
choose from the zip file and the .exe file. If you choose the zip BIOS file, please
unzip the BIOS file onto a bootable USB device. Run the batch file using the format
AMI.bat filename.rom from your bootable USB device to flash the BIOS. Then, your
system will automatically reboot.
Warning: Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS
to prevent possible system boot failure!)
Note: The SPI BIOS chip used on this motherboard cannot be removed.
Send your motherboard back to our RMA Department at Supermicro for
repair. For BIOS Recovery instructions, please refer to the AMI BIOS
Recovery Instructions posted at http://www.supermicro.com.
Question: What's on the CD that came with my motherboard?
Answer: The supplied compact disc has quite a few drivers and programs that will
greatly enhance your system. We recommend that you review the CD and install
the applications you need. Applications on the CD include chipset drivers for the
Windows OS, security and audio drivers.
Question: How do I handle the used battery?
Answer: Please handle used batteries carefully. Do not damage the battery in any
way; a damaged battery may release hazardous materials into the environment. Do
not discard a used battery in the garbage or a public landfill. Please comply with the
regulations set up by your local hazardous waste management agency to dispose
of your used battery properly. (Refer to Section 3-3 on Page 3-6.)
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3-5 Returning Merchandise for Service
A receipt or copy of your invoice marked with the date of purchase is required before
any warranty service will be rendered. You can obtain service by calling your vendor for a Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. When returning the
motherboard to the manufacturer, the RMA number should be prominently displayed
on the outside of the shipping carton, and the shipping package is mailed prepaid
or hand-carried. Shipping and handling charges will be applied for all orders that
must be mailed when service is complete. For faster service, You can also request
a RMA authorization online (http://www.supermicro.com).
This warranty only covers normal consumer use and does not cover damages incurred in shipping or from failure due to the alternation, misuse, abuse or improper
maintenance of products.
During the warranty period, contact your distributor first for any product problems.
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Chapter 4: AMI BIOS
Chapter 4
BIOS
4-1 Introduction
This chapter describes the AMI BIOS Setup utility for the X9DRG-HF/7TF. It also
provides the instructions on how to navigate the AMI BIOS Setup utility screens.
The AMI ROM BIOS is stored in a Flash EEPROM and can be easily updated.
Starting BIOS Setup Utility
To enter the AMI BIOS Setup utility screens, press the <Del> key while the system
is booting up.
Note: In most cases, the <Del> key is used to invoke the AMI BIOS setup
screen. There are a few cases when other keys are used, such as <F3>,
<F4>, etc.
Each main BIOS menu option is described in this manual. The Main BIOS setup
menu screen has two main frames. The left frame displays all the options that can
be configured. Grayed-out options cannot be configured. Options in blue can be
configured by the user. The right frame displays the key legend. Above the key
legend is an area reserved for a text message. When an option is selected in the
left frame, it is highlighted in white. Often a text message will accompany it.
Note: The AMI BIOS has default text messages built in. The manufacturer
retains the option to include, omit, or change any of these text messages.
The AMI BIOS Setup utility uses a key-based navigation system called "hot keys."
Most of the AMI BIOS setup utility "hot keys" can be used at any time during setup
navigation. These keys include <F3>, <F4>, <Enter>, <ESC>, arrow keys, etc.
Note 1: Options printed in Bold are default settings.
Note 2: <F3> is used to load optimal default settings. <F4> is used to save
the settings and exit the setup utility.
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How To Change the Configuration Data
The configuration data that determines the system parameters may be changed by
entering the AMI BIOS Setup utility. This Setup utility can be accessed by pressing
<Delete> at the appropriate time during system boot.
Note: For AMI UEFI BIOS Recovery, please refer to the UEFI BIOS Recovery User Guide posted @http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/.
Starting the Setup Utility
Normally, the only visible Power-On Self-Test (POST) routine is the memory test.
As the memory is being tested, press the <Delete> key to enter the main menu of
the AMI BIOS Setup utility. From the main menu, you can access the other setup
screens. An AMI BIOS identification string is displayed at the left bottom corner of
the screen below the copyright message.
Warning! Do not upgrade the BIOS unless your system has a BIOS-related
issue. Flashing the wrong BIOS can cause irreparable damage to the system. In no event shall the manufacturer be liable for direct, indirect, special,
incidental, or consequential damage arising from a BIOS update. If you have
to update the BIOS, do not shut down or reset the system while the BIOS
is being updated to avoid possible boot failure.
4-2 Main Setup
When you first enter the AMI BIOS Setup utility, you will enter the Main setup screen.
You can always return to the Main setup screen by selecting the Main tab on the
top of the screen. The Main BIOS Setup screen is shown below.
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The AMI BIOS Main menu displays the following information:
System Date/System Time
Use this option to change the system time and date. Highlight System Time or
System Date using the arrow keys. Enter new values through the keyboard and
press <Enter>. Press the <Tab> key to move between fields. The date must be
entered in Day MM/DD/YY format. The time is entered in HH:MM:SS format. (Note:
The time is in the 24-hour format. For example, 5:30 P.M. appears as 17:30:00.).
Supermicro X9DRG-HF
Version
This item displays the SMC version of the BIOS ROM used in this system.
Build Date
This item displays the date that the BIOS Setup utility was built.
Memory Information
Total Memory
This displays the amount of memory that is available in the system.
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4-3 Advanced Setup Configurations
Select the Advanced tab to access the following submenu items.
Boot Features
Quiet Boot
This feature allows the user to select bootup screen display between POST messages and the OEM logo. Select Disabled to display the POST messages. Select
Enabled to display the OEM logo instead of the normal POST messages. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Use this item to set the display mode for the Option ROM. Select Keep Current to
use the current AddOn ROM Display setting. Select Force BIOS to use the Option
ROM display mode set by the system BIOS. The options are Force BIOS and
Keep Current.
Bootup Num-Lock
Use this feature to set the Power-on state for the Numlock key. The options are
Off and On.
Wait For 'F1' If Error
Select Enabled to force the system to wait until the 'F1' key is pressed if an error
occurs. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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Interrupt 19 Capture
Interrupt 19 is the software interrupt that handles the boot disk function. When this
item is set to Enabled, the ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will "capture" Interrupt 19
at bootup and allow the drives that are attached to these host adaptors to function
as bootable disks. If this item is set to Disabled, the ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will not capture Interrupt 19, and the drives attached to these adaptors will not
function as bootable devices. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Power Configuration
Watch Dog Function
If enabled, the Watch Dog timer will allow the system to reboot when it is inactive
for more than 5 minutes. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Power Button Function
If this feature is set to Instant Off, the system will power off immediately as soon
as the user presses the power button. If this feature is set to 4 Seconds Override,
the system will power off when the user presses the power button for 4 seconds or
longer. The options are Instant Off and 4 Seconds Override.
Restore on AC Power Loss
Use this feature to set the power state after a power outage. Select Stay Off for the
system power to remain off after a power loss. Select Power On for the system
power to be turned on after a power loss. Select Last State to allow the system
to resume its last state before a power loss. The options are Power On, Stay Off,
and Last State.
CPU Configuration
This submenu displays the information of the CPU as detected by the BIOS. It also
allows the user to configuration CPU settings.
Socket 1 CPU Information/Socket 2 CPU Information
This submenu displays the following information regarding the CPUs installed
in Socket 1/ Socket 2.
•Type of CPU
•CPU Signature
•Microcode Patch
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•CPU Stepping
•Maximum CPU Speed
•Minimum CPU Speed
•Processor Cores
•Intel HT (Hyper-Threading) Technology
•Intel VT-x Technology
•Intel SMX Technology
•L1 Data Cache
•L1 Code Cache
•L2 Cache
•L3 Cache
CPU Speed
This item displays the speed of the CPU installed in Socket 1/Socket 2.
64-bit
This item indicates if the CPU installed in Socket 1 or Socket 2 supports 64-bit
technology.
Clock Spread Spectrum
Select Enable to enable Clock Spectrum support, which will allow the BIOS to monitor and attempt to reduce the level of Electromagnetic Interference caused by the
components whenever needed. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
RTID (Record Types IDs)
This feature displays the total number of Record Type IDs for local and remote
pools. The options are Optimal and Alternate.
Hyper-threading
Select Enabled to support Intel Hyper-threading Technology to enhance CPU performance. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Active Processor Cores
Set to Enabled to use a processor's second core and above. (Please refer to Intel's
website for more information.) The options are All, 1, 2, 4 and 6.
Limit CPUID Maximum
This feature allows the user to set the maximum CPU ID value. Enable this function
to boot the legacy operating systems that cannot support processors with extended
CPUID functions. The options are Enabled and Disabled (for the Windows OS).
Execute-Disable Bit (Available if supported by the OS & the CPU)
Select Enabled to enable the Execute Disable Bit which will allow the processor
to designate areas in the system memory where an application code can execute
and where it cannot, thus preventing a worm or a virus from flooding illegal codes
to overwhelm the processor or damage the system during an attack. The default is
Enabled. (Refer to Intel and Microsoft Web sites for more information.)
Intel® AES-NI
Select Enable to use the Intel Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) New Instructions (NI) to ensure data security. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
MLC Streamer Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU)
If set to Enabled, the MLC (mid-level cache) streamer prefetcher will prefetch
streams of data and instructions from the main memory to the L2 cache to improve
CPU performance. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
MLC Spatial Prefetch (Available when supported by the CPU)
If this feature is set to Disabled, The CPU prefetches the cache line for 64 bytes.
If this feature is set to Enabled the CPU fetches both cache lines for 128 bytes as
comprised. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
DCU Streamer Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU)
Select Enabled to support Data Cache Unite (DCU) prefetch of L1 data to speed
up data accessing and processing in the DCU to enhance CPU performance. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
DCU IP Prefetcher
Select Enabled for DCU (Data Cache Unit) IP Prefetcher support, which will prefetch
IP addresses to improve network connectivity and system performance. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Available when supported by the CPU)
Select Enabled to support Intel Virtualization Technology, which will allow one
platform to run multiple operating systems and applications in independent partitions, creating multiple "virtual" systems in one physical computer. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Note: If there is any change to this setting, you will need to power off and
restart the system for the change to take effect. Please refer to Intel’s
website for detailed information.)
 CPU Power Management Configuration
This submenu allows the user to configure the following CPU Power Management
settings.
Power Technology
Select Energy Efficiency to support power-saving mode. Select Custom to customize system power settings. Select Disabled to disable power-saving settings.
The options are Disabled, Energy Efficient, and Custom. If the option is set to
Custom, the following items will display:
EIST (Available when Power Technology is set to Custom)
EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology) allows the system to automatically adjust processor voltage and core frequency to reduce power
consumption and heat dissipation. The options are Disabled (GV3 Disabled),
and Enabled (GV3 Enabled). (Note: GV3 is Intel Speedstep support used
on older platforms. Please refer to Intel’s website for detailed information.)
Turbo Mode (Available when Power Technology is set to Custom)
Select Enabled to use the Turbo Mode to boost system performance. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
C1E (Available when Power Technology is set to Custom)
Select Enabled to enable Enhanced C1 Power State to boost system performance. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
CPU C3 Report (Available when Power Technology is set to Custom)
Select Enabled to allow the BIOS to report the CPU C3 State (ACPI C2) to
the operating system. During the CPU C3 State, the CPU clock generator
is turned off. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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CPU C6 Report (Available when Power Technology is set to Custom)
Select Enabled to allow the BIOS to report the CPU C6 State (ACPI C3) to
the operating system. During the CPU C6 State, the power to all cache is
turned off. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
CPU C7 Report (Available when Power Technology is set to Custom)
Select Enabled to allow the BIOS to report the CPU C7 State (ACPI C3) to
the operating system. CPU C7 State is a processor-specific low C-State.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Package C-State limit (Available when Power Technology is set to
Custom)
This feature allows the user to set the limit on the C-State package register.
The options are C0, C2, C6, and No Limit.
Energy/Performance Bias
This setting allows the user to adjust the fan speed based on performance (maximum cooling) or energy efficiency (maximum energy savings). The options are
Performance, Balanced Performance, Balanced Energy, and Energy Efficient.
Factory Long Duration Power Limit
This item displays the power limit set by the manufacturer during which long
duration power is maintained.
Long Duration Power Limit
This item displays the power limit set by the user during which long duration
power is maintained. The default setting is 0.
Factory Long Duration Maintained
This item displays the period of time set by the manufacturer during which long
duration power is maintained.
Long Duration Maintained
This item displays the period of time during which long duration power is maintained. The default setting is 0.
Recommended Short Duration Power
This item displays the short duration power settings recommended by the
manufacturer.
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Short Duration Power Limit
This item displays the time period during which short duration power is maintained. The default setting is 0.
Chipset Configuration
North Bridge
This feature allows the user to configure the settings for the Intel North Bridge.
Integrated IO Configuration
Intel VT-d
Select Enabled to enable Intel Virtualization Technology support for Direct I/O
VT-d by reporting the I/O device assignments to the VWM (Virtual Working
Memory) through the DMAR ACPI Tables. This feature offers fully-protected
I/O resource sharing across Intel platforms, providing greater reliability, security
and availability in networking and data-sharing. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Data Direct I/O
Select Enabled to enable Intel I/OAT (I/O Acceleration Technology), which significantly reduces CPU overhead by leveraging CPU architectural improvements
and freeing the system resource for other tasks. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
DCA Support
When set to Enabled, this feature uses Intel's DCA (Direct Cache Access)
Technology to improve data transfer efficiency. The default is Enabled and can
not be changed.
IIO 1 PCIe Port Bifurcation Control
This submenu configures the following IO PCIe Port Bifurcation Control settings
for IIO 1 PCIe ports to determine how the available PCI-Express lanes to be
distributed between the PCI-Exp. Root Ports.
CPU1 Slot 5 PCI-E 3.0 x8 OPROM
This feature allows the user to set the PCI-Exp bus speed for the slot specified
above. The options are Gen1 (Generation 1), Gen2 and Gen3.
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CPU1 Slot 2 PCI-E 3.0 x16 OPROM
This feature allows the user to set the PCI-Exp bus speed for the slot specified
above. The options are Gen1 (Generation 1), Gen2 and Gen3.
CPU1 Slot 1 PCI-E 3.0 x16 OPROM
This feature allows the user to set the PCI-Exp bus speed for the slot specified
above. The options are Gen1 (Generation 1), Gen2 and Gen3.
IIO 2 PCIe Port Bifurcation Control
This submenu configures the following IO PCIe Port Bifurcation Control settings
for IIO 2 PCIe ports to determine how the available PCI-Express lanes to be
distributed between the PCI-Exp. Root Ports.
CPU2 Slot 3 PCI-E 3.0 x16 OPROM
This feature allows the user to set the PCI-Exp bus speed for the slot specified
above. The options are Gen1 (Generation 1), Gen2 and Gen3.
CPU2 Slot 4 PCI-E 3.0 x16 OPROM
This feature allows the user to set the PCI-Exp bus speed for the slot specified
above. The options are Gen1 (Generation 1), Gen2 and Gen3.
QPI Configuration
Current QPI Link
This item displays the current status of the QPI Link.
Current QPI Frequency
This item displays the frequency of the QPI Link.
Isoc
Select Enabled to enable Ischronous support to meet QoS (Quality of Service)
requirements. This feature is especially important for virtualization technology.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
QPI (Quick Path Interconnect) Link Speed Mode
Use this feature to select data transfer speed for QPI Link connections. The
options are Fast and Slow.
QPI Link Frequency Select
Use this feature to select the desired QPI frequency. The options are Auto, 6.4
GT/s, 7.2 GT/s, and 8.0 GT/s.
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DIMM Configuration
This section displays the following DIMM information.
Current Memory Mode
This item displays the current memory mode.
Current Memory Speed
This item displays the current memory speed.
Mirroring
This item displays if memory mirroring is supported by the motherboard. Memory
mirroring creates a duplicate copy of the data stored in the memory to enhance
data security.
Sparing
This item displays if memory sparing is supported by the motherboard. Memory
sparing enhances system performance.
DIMM Information
CPU Socket 1 DIMM Information/ CPU Socket 2 DIMM Information
The status of the memory modules detected by the BIOS will be displayed as
detected by the BIOS.
Memory Mode
When Independent is selected, all DIMMs are available to the operating system.
When Mirroring is selected, the motherboard maintains two identical copies of all
data in memory for data backup. When Lock Step is selected, the motherboard
uses two areas of memory to run the same set of operations in parallel. The
options are Independent, Mirroring, and Lock Step.
DRAM RAPL Mode
RAPL (Running Average Power Limit) provides mechanisms to enforce power
consumption limits on supported processors The options are DRAM RAPL
MODE0 , DRAM RAPL MODE1, and Disabled.
DDR Speed
Use this feature to force a DDR3 memory module to run at a frequency other
than what is specified in the specification. The options are Auto, Force DDR3800, Force DDR3-1066, Force DDR3-1333, Force DDR3-1600 and Force SPD.
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Channel Interleaving
This feature selects from the different channel interleaving methods. The options
are Auto, 1 Way, 2 Way, 3, Way, and 4 Way.
Rank Interleaving
This feature allows the user to select a rank memory interleaving method. The
options are Auto, 1 Way, 2 Way, 4, Way, and 8 Way.
Patrol Scrub
Patrol Scrubbing is a process that allows the CPU to correct correctable memory
errors detected on a memory module and send the correction to the requestor
(the original source). When this item is set to Enabled, the IO hub will read and
write back one cache line every 16K cycles, if there is no delay caused by internal
processing. By using this method, roughly 64 GB of memory behind the IO hub
will be scrubbed every day. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Demand Scrub
Demand Scrubbing is a process that allows the CPU to correct correctable
memory errors found on a memory module. When the CPU or I/O issues a
demand-read command, and the read data from memory turns out to be a
correctable error, the error is corrected and sent to the requestor (the original
source). Memory is updated as well. Select Enabled to use Demand Scrubbing
for ECC memory correction. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Data Scrambling
Select Enabled to enable data scrambling to ensure data security and integrity.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Device Tagging
Select Enabled to support device tagging. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Thermal Throttling
Throttling improves reliability and reduces power consumption in the processor via automatic voltage control during processor idle states. The options are
Disabled and CLTT (Closed Loop Thermal Throttling).
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South Bridge Configuration
This feature allows the user to configure the settings for the Intel PCH chip.
PCH Information
This feature displays the following PCH information.
Name: This item displays the name of the PCH chip.
Stepping: This item displays the status of the PCH stepping.
USB Devices: This item displays the USB devices detected by the BIOS.
All USB Devices
This feature enables all USB ports/devices. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
(If set to Enabled, EHCI Controller 1 and Controller 2 will appear.)
EHCI Controller 1/EHCI Controller 2 (Available when All USB Devices is set
to Enabled)
Select Enabled to enable EHCI (Enhanced Host Controller Interface) Controller 1
or Controller 2. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Legacy USB Support (Available when USB Functions is not Disabled)
Select Enabled to support legacy USB devices. Select Auto to disable legacy support if USB devices are not present. Select Disable to have USB devices available
for EFI (Extensive Firmware Interface) applications only. The settings are Disabled,
Enabled and Auto.
Port 60/64 Emulation
Select Enabled to enable I/O port 60h/64h emulation support for the legacy USB
keyboard so that it can be fully supported by the operating systems that does not
recognize a USB device. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
EHCI Hand-Off
This item is for operating systems that do not support Enhanced Host Controller
Interface (EHCI) hand-off. When enabled, EHCI ownership change will be claimed
by the EHCI driver. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
SATA Configuration
When this submenu is selected, the AMI BIOS automatically detects the presence
of IDE or SATA devices and displays the following items.
SATA Port0~SATA Port5: The AMI BIOS displays the status of each SATA port
as detected by the BIOS.
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SATA Mode
Use this feature to configure SATA mode for a selected SATA port. The options are
Disabled, IDE Mode, AHCI Mode and RAID Mode. The following are displayed
depending on your selection:
IDE Mode
The following items are displayed when IDE Mode is selected:
Serial-ATA (SATA) Controller 0~1
Use this feature to activate or deactivate the SATA controller, and set the
compatibility mode. The options for SATA Controller 0 are Disabled, Enhanced, and Compatible. The options for SATA Controller 1 are Disabled
and Enhanced.
AHCI Mode
The following items are displayed when the AHCI Mode is selected.
Aggressive Link Power Management
Select Enabled to enable Aggressive Link Power Management support
for Cougar Point B0 stepping and beyond. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Port 0~5 Hot Plug
Select Enabled to enable hot-plug support for a particular port, which will
allow the user to change a hardware component or device without shutting
down the system. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Staggered Spin Up
Select Enabled to enable Staggered Spin-up support to prevent excessive
power consumption caused by multiple HDDs spinning-up simultaneously.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
RAID Mode
The following items are displayed when RAID Mode is selected:
Port 0~5 Hot Plug
Select Enabled to enable hot-plug support for the particular port. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
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SCU (Storage Control Unit) Configuration
Storage Controller Unit
Select Enabled to enable PCH SCU storage devices. The options are Disabled
and Enabled.
OnChip SCU Option ROM
Select Enabled to support the onboard SCU Option ROM to boot up the system via
a storage device. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
SCU Port 0~SCU Port 3: The AMI BIOS will automatically detect the onboard SCU
devices and display the status of each SCU device as detected.
PCIe/PCI/PnP Configuration
PCI ROM Priority
Use this feature to select the Option ROM to boot the system when there are multiple Option ROMs available in the system. The options are EFI Compatible ROM
and Legacy ROM.
PCI Latency Timer
Use this feature to set the latency Timer of each PCI device installed on a PCI bus.
Select 64 to set the PCI latency to 64 PCI clock cycles. The options are 32, 64, 96,
128, 160, 192, 224 and 248.
Above 4G Decoding (Available if the system supports 64-bit PCI decoding)
Select Enabled to decode a PCI device that supports 64-bit in the space above 4G
Address. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
PERR# Generation
Select Enabled to allow a PCI device to generate a PERR number for a PCI Bus
Signal Error Event. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
SERR# Generation
Select Enabled to allow a PCI device to generate an SERR number for a PCI Bus
Signal Error Event. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Maximum Payload
Select Auto to allow the system BIOS to automatically set the maximum payload
value for a PCI-E device to enhance system performance. The options are Auto,
128 Bytes and 256 Bytes.
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Maximum Read Request
Select Auto to allow the system BIOS to automatically set the maximum Read
Request size for a PCI-E device to enhance system performance. The options are
Auto, 128 Bytes, 256 Bytes, 512 Bytes, 1024 Bytes, 2048 Bytes, and 4096 Bytes.
ASPM Support
This feature allows the user to set the Active State Power Management (ASPM)
level for a PCI-E device. Select Force L0 to force all PCI-E links to operate at L0
state. Select Auto to allow the system BIOS to automatically set the ASPM level for
the system. Select Disabled to disable ASPM support. The options are Disabled,
Force L0, and Auto.
Warning: Enabling ASPM support may cause some PCI-E devices to fail!
CPU1 Slot 1 PCI-E 3.0 x16 OPROM/ CPU1 Slot 2 PCI-E 3.0 x16 OPROM/
CPU1 Slot 5 PCI-E 3.0 x8 OPROM/ CPU2 Slot 3 PCI-E 3.0 x16 OPROM/
CPU2 Slot 4 PCI-E 3.0 x16 OPROM
Select Enabled to enable Option ROM support to boot the computer using a
network interface from the slots specified above. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Onboard LAN Option ROM Select
Select iSCSI to use the iSCSI Option ROM to boot the computer using a network
device. Select PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) to use an PXE Option ROM
to boot the computer using a network device. The options are iSCSI and PXE.
Load Onboard LAN1 Option ROM/Load Onboard LAN2 Option ROM
Select Enabled to enable the onboard LAN1 Option ROM~LAN2 Option ROM. This
is to boot the computer using a network device. The default setting for LAN1 Option ROM is Enabled, and the default setting for LAN2 Option ROM is Disabled.
VGA Priority
This feature allows the user to select the graphics adapter to be used as the primary
boot device. The options are Onboard, and Offboard.
Network Stack
Select Enabled enable PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) or UEFI (Unified
Extensible Firmware Interface) for network stack support. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
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Super IO Configuration
Super IO Chip: This item displays the Super IO chip used in the motherboard.
Serial Port 1 Configuration
Serial Port
Select Enabled to enable a serial port specified by the user. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Device Settings
This item displays the settings of Serial Port 1.
Change Settings
Use this feature to set the optimal Platform Environment Control Interface (PECI)
setting for a serial port specified. The default setting is Auto, which will allow the
AMI BIOS to automatically select the best PECI setting.
Device Mode
Use this feature to select the desired mode for a serial port specified. The options
are Normal and High Speed.
SOL Configuration
Serial Port
Select Enabled to enable a serial port specified by the user. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Device Settings
This item displays the settings of the SOL Port.
Change Settings
Use this feature to set the optimal Platform Environment Control Interface (PECI)
setting for a serial port specified. The default setting is Auto, which will allow the
AMI BIOS to automatically select the best PECI setting.
Serial Port Attribute
Use this feature to select the attribute for this serial port. The options are SOL
(Serial On LAN), and COM.
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Device Mode
Use this feature to select the desired mode for a serial port specified. The options
are Normal and High Speed.
Serial Port Console Redirection
COM 1/SOL
These two submenus allow the user to configure the following Console Redirection
settings for a COM Port specified by the user.
Console Redirection
Select Enabled to use a COM Port selected by the user for Console Redirection.
The options are Enabled and Disabled. The default setting for COM1 is Disabled,
and for SOL is Enabled.
Console Redirection Settings
This feature allows the user to specify how the host computer will exchange data
with the client computer, which is the remote computer used by the user.
Terminal Type
This feature allows the user to select the target terminal emulation type for Console Redirection. Select VT100 to use the ASCII Character set. Select VT100+ to
add color and function key support. Select ANSI to use the Extended ASCII Character Set. Select VT-UTF8 to use UTF8 encoding to map Unicode characters
into one or more bytes. The options are ANSI, VT100, VT100+, and VT-UTF8.
Bits Per second
Use this feature to set the transmission speed for a serial port used in Console
Redirection. Make sure that the same speed is used in the host computer and the
client computer. A lower transmission speed may be required for long and busy
lines. The options are 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600 and 115200 (bits per second).
Data Bits
Use this feature to set the data transmission size for Console Redirection. The
options are 7 Bits and 8 Bits.
Parity
A parity bit can be sent along with regular data bits to detect data transmission
errors. Select Even if the parity bit is set to 0, and the number of 1's in data bits
is even. Select Odd if the parity bit is set to 0, and the number of 1's in data bits
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is odd. Select None if you do not want to send a parity bit with your data bits
in transmission. Select Mark to add a mark as a parity bit to be sent along with
the data bits. Select Space to add a Space as a parity bit to be sent with your
data bits. The options are None, Even, Odd, Mark and Space.
Stop Bits
A stop bit indicates the end of a serial data packet. Select 1 Stop Bit for standard
serial data communication. Select 2 Stop Bits if slower devices are used. The
options are 1 and 2.
Flow Control
This feature allows the user to set the flow control for Console Redirection to
prevent data loss caused by buffer overflow. Send a "Stop" signal to stop sending data when the receiving buffer is full. Send a "Start" signal to start sending
data when the receiving buffer is empty. The options are None and Hardware
RTS/CTS.
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
Select Enabled to enable VT-UTF8 Combination Key support for ANSI/VT100
terminals. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Recorder Mode
Select Enabled to capture the data displayed on a terminal and send it as text
messages to a remote server. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Resolution 100x31
Select Enabled for extended-terminal resolution support. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Legacy OS Redirection Resolution
Use this feature to select the number of rows and columns used in Console
Redirection for legacy OS support. The options are 80x24 and 80x25.
Putty KeyPad
This feature selects Function Keys and KeyPad settings for Putty, which is a
terminal emulator designed for the Windows OS. The options are VT100, LINUX,
XTERMR6, SC0, ESCN, and VT400.
Serial Port for Out-of-Band Management/Windows Emergency Management
Services (EMS)
The submenu allows the user to configure Console Redirection settings to support
Out-of-Band Serial Port management.
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Console Redirection
Select Enabled to use a COM Port selected by the user for Console Redirection.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Console
Redirection Settings
This feature allows the user to specify how the host computer will exchange
data with the client computer, which is the remote computer used by the user.
Out-of-Band Management Port
The feature selects a serial port used by the Microsoft Windows Emergency
Management Services (EMS) to communicate with a remote server. The options
are COM1 and SOL.
Terminal Type
This feature allows the user to select the target terminal emulation type for Console Redirection. Select VT100 to use the ASCII character set. Select VT100+
to add color and function key support. Select ANSI to use the extended ASCII
character set. Select VT-UTF8 to use UTF8 encoding to map Unicode characters
into one or more bytes. The options are ANSI, VT100, VT100+, and VT-UTF8.
Bits Per Second
This item sets the transmission speed for a serial port used in Console Redirection. Make sure that the same speed is used in the host computer and the client
computer. A lower transmission speed may be required for long and busy lines.
The options are 9600, 19200, 57600, and 115200 (bits per second).
Flow Control
This feature allows the user to set the flow control for Console Redirection to
prevent data loss caused by buffer overflow. Send a "Stop" signal to stop sending data when the receiving buffer is full. Send a "Start" signal to start sending
data when the receiving buffer is empty. The options are None, Hardware RTS/
CTS, and Software Xon/Xoff.
Data Bits, Parity, Stop Bits
The status of these features is displayed.
ACPI Settings
Use this feature to configure Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
power management settings for your system.
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ACPI Sleep State
Use this feature to select the ACPI State when the system is in sleep mode. Select
S1 (CPU_Stop_Clock) to erase all CPU caches and stop executing instructions.
Power to the CPU(s) and RAM is maintained, but RAM is refreshed. Select Suspend Disabled to use power-reduced mode. Power will only be supplied to limited
components (such as RAMs) to maintain the most critical functions of the system.
The options are S1 (CPU_Stop_Clock) and Suspend Disabled.
NUMA (NON-Uniform Memory Access)
This feature enables the Non-Uniform Memory Access ACPI support. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
High Precision Event Timer
Select Enabled to activate the High Precision Event Timer (HPET) that produces
periodic interrupts at a much higher frequency than a Real-time Clock (RTC) does
in synchronizing multimedia streams, providing smooth playback, reducing the dependency on other timestamp calculation devices, such as an x86 RDTSC Instruction embedded in the CPU. The High Performance Event Timer is used to replace
the 8254 Programmable Interval Timer. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Trusted Computing (Available when a TPM device is detected
by the BIOS)
Configuration
TPM Support
Select Enabled on this item and enable the TPM jumper on the motherboard to
enable TPM support to improve data integrity and network security. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
TPM State
Select Enabled to enable TPM security settings to improve data integrity and
network security. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Pending Operation: This item displays the status of a pending operation.
Current Status Information: This item displays the information regarding the
current TPM status.
TPM Enable Status
This item displays the status of TPM Support to indicate if TPM is currently
enabled or disabled.
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TPM Active Status
This item displays the status of TPM Support to indicate if TPM is currently active or deactivated.
TPM Owner Status
This item displays the status of TPM Ownership.
Intel TXT (LT-SX) Configuration
Intel TXT (LT-SX) Hardware Support
This feature indicates if the following hardware components support the Intel
Trusted Execution Technology.
CPU: TXT (Trusted Execution Technology) Feature
Chipset: TXT (Trusted Execution Technology) Feature
Intel TXT (LT-SX) Configuration
This feature displays the following TXT configuration setting.
TXT (LT-SX) Support: This item indicates if the Intel TXT support is enabled
or disabled.
Intel TXT (LT-SX) Dependencies
This feature displays the features that need to be enabled for the Intel Trusted
Execution Technology to work properly in the system.
VT-d Support: Intel Virtualization Technology with Direct I/O support
VT Support: Intel Virtualization Technology support
TPM Support: Trusted Platform support
TPM State: Trusted Platform state
ME Subsystem
This feature displays the following ME Subsystem Configuration settings.
•ME BIOS Interface Version
•ME Version
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iSCSI Configuration: This item displays iSCSI configuration information:
iSCSI Initiator Name
This item displays the name of the iSCSI Initiator, which is a unique name used
in the world. The name must use IQN format. The following actions can also
be performed:
•Add an Attempt
•Delete Attempts
•Commit Changes and Exit
•Discard Changes and Exit
•Change Attempt Order
•Commit Changes and Exit
•Discard Changes and Exit
Intel® I350 Gigabit Network Connections: These items display the following
information on the Intel I350 LAN connections.
NIC Configuration
Link Speed
Use this feature to change the link speed and duplex for the current port. The options are AutoNeg, 10Mbps Half, 10Mbps Full, 100Mbps Half, and 100Mbps full.
Wake on LAN
Select enabled to wake the system with a magic packet. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
Blink LEDs
This feature allows the user to specify the duration for LEDs to blink. The range is
from 0 ~ 15 seconds. The default setting is 0.
PORT CONFIGURATION INFORMATION
This section displays the following port information:
•UEFI Driver
•Adapter PBA
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•Chip Type
•PCI Device ID
•PCI Bus:Device:Function
•Link Status
•Factory MAC Address
•Alternate MAC Address
4-4 Event Logs
Select the Event Logs tab to access the following submenu items.
Change SMBIOS Event Log Settings
This feature allows the user to configure SMBIOS Event settings.
Enabling/Disabling Options
SMBIOS Event Log
Select Enabled to enable SMBIOS (System Management BIOS) Event Logging
during system boot. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Runtime Error Logging Support
Select Enabled to support Runtime Error Logging. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Memory Correctable Error Threshold
This feature allows the user to enter the threshold value for correctable memory
errors. The default setting is 10.
PCI Error Logging Support
Select Enabled to support error event logging for PCI slots. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
Erasing Settings
Erase Event Log
Select Enabled to erase the SMBIOS (System Management BIOS) Event Log,
which is completed before a event logging is initialized upon system reboot. The
options are No and Yes.
When Log is Full
Select Erase Immediately to immediately erase SMBIOS error event logs that exceed the limit when the SMBIOS event log is full. Select Do Nothing for the system
to do nothing when the SMBIOS event log is full. The options are Do Nothing and
Erase Immediately.
SMBIOS Event Log Standard Settings
Log System Boot Event
Select Enabled to log system boot events. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
MECI (Multiple Event Count Increment)
Enter the increment value for the multiple event counter. Enter a number between
1 to 255. The default setting is 1.
METW (Multiple Event Count Time Window)
This item allows the user to decide how long (in minutes) should the multiple event
counter wait before generating a new event log. Enter a number between 0 to 99.
The default setting is 60.
View SMBIOS Event Log
This item allows the user to view the event in the SMBIOS event log. Select this
item and press <Enter> to view the status of an event in the log.
Date/Time/Error Code/Severity
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View System Event Log
This item allows the user to view the event in the system event log. Select this item
and press <Enter> to view the status of an event in the log.
Date/Time/Error Code/Severity
4-5 IPMI
Select the IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) tab to access the following submenu items.
IPMI Firmware Revision
This item indicates the IPMI firmware revision used in your system.
IPMI Status
This item indicates the status of the IPMI firmware installed in your system.
System Event Log
Enabling/Disabling Options
SEL Components
Select Enabled for all system event logging at bootup. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
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Erasing Settings
Erase SEL
Select Yes, On next reset to erase all system event logs upon next system reboot.
Select Yes, On every reset to erase all system event logs upon each system reboot.
Select No to keep all system event logs after each system reboot. The options are
No, Yes, On next reset, and Yes, On every reset.
When SEL is Full
This feature allows the user to decide what the BIOS should do when the system
event log is full. Select Erase Immediately to erase all events in the log when the
system event log is full. The options are Do Nothing and Erase Immediately.
Custom EFI Logging Options
Log EFI Status Codes
Select Enabled to log EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) Status Codes, Error
Codes or Progress Codes. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Note: After making changes on a setting, be sure to reboot the system for
the changes to take effect.
BMC Network Configuration
LAN Channel 1: This feature allows the user to configure the settings for LAN1 Port.
Update IPMI LAN Configuration
This feature allows the user to decide if the BIOS should configure the IPMI setting
at next system boot. The options are No and Yes. If the option is set to Yes, the
user is allow to configure the IPMI settings at next system boot:
Configuration Address Source
This feature allows the user to select the source of the IP address for this computer.
If Static is selected, you will need to know the IP address of this computer and enter
it to the system manually in the field. If DHCP is selected, the BIOS will search for
a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server in the network that is attached to and request the next available IP address for this computer. The options
are DHCP and Static. The following items are assigned IP addresses automatically
if DHCP is selected, or can be configured manually if Static is selected.
Station IP Address
This item displays the Station IP address for this computer. This should be in decimal
and in dotted quad form (i.e., 192.168.10.253).
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Subnet Mask
This item displays the sub-network that this computer belongs to. The value of each
three-digit number separated by dots should not exceed 255.
Station MAC Address
This item displays the Station MAC address for this computer. Mac addresses are
6 two-digit hexadecimal numbers.
Gateway IP Address
This item displays the Gateway IP address for this computer. This should be in
decimal and in dotted quad form (i.e., 192.168.10.253).
4-6 Boot
This submenu allows the user to configure the following boot settings for the
system.
Boot Option Priorities
Boot Option #1/ Boot Option #2/ Boot Option #3, etc.
Use this feature to specify the sequence of boot device priority.
Network Devices
Use these options to set the order of the legacy network, USB, and Hard Disk Drive
devices detected by the motherboard.
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Delete Boot Option
This feature allows the user to select a EFI boot device to delete from the boot
priority list.
Delete Boot Option
Select the desired boot device to delete.
4-7 Security
This menu allows the user to configure the following security settings for the
system.
Administrator Password
Use this feature to set the Administrator Password which is required to enter the
BIOS setup utility. The length of the password should be from 3 characters to 8
characters long.
User Password
Use this feature to set a User Password which is required to log into the system
and to enter the BIOS setup utility. The length of the password should be from 3
characters to 8 characters long.
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4-8 Save & Exit
This submenu allows the user to configure the Save and Exit settings for the
system.
Discard Changes and Exit
Select this option to quit the BIOS Setup without making any permanent changes
to the system configuration, and reboot the computer. Select Discard Changes and
Exit, and press <Enter>. When the dialog box appears, asking you if you want to exit
the BIOS setup without saving, click Yes to quit BIOS without saving the changes,
or click No to quit the BIOS and save changes.
Save Changes and Reset
When you have completed the system configuration changes, select this option to
save the changes and reboot the computer so that the new system configuration
settings can take effect. Select Save Changes and Exit, and press <Enter>. When
the dialog box appears, asking you if you want to exit the BIOS setup without saving, click Yes to quit BIOS without saving the changes, or click No to quit the BIOS
and save changes.
Save Options
Save Changes
Select this option and press <Enter> to save all changes you've done so far and
return to the AMI BIOS utility Program. When the dialog box appears, asking you if
you want to save configuration, click Yes to save the changes, or click No to return
to the BIOS without making changes.
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Discard Changes
Select this feature and press <Enter> to discard all the changes and return to the
BIOS setup. When the dialog box appears, asking you if you want to load previous values, click Yes to load the values previous saved, or click No to keep the
changes you've made so far.
Restore Optimized Defaults
Select this feature and press <Enter> to load the optimized default settings that
help optimize system performance. When the dialog box appears, asking you if you
want to load optimized defaults, click Yes to load the optimized default settings, or
click No to abandon optimized defaults.
Save as User Defaults
Select this feature and press <Enter> to save the current settings as the user's
defaults. When the dialog box appears, asking you if you want to save values as
user's defaults, click Yes to save the current values as user's default settings, or
click No to keep the defaults previously saved as the user's defaults.
Restore User Defaults
Select this feature and press <Enter> to load the user's defaults previously saved in
the system. When the dialog box appears, asking you if you want to restore user's
defaults, click Yes to restore the user's defaults previously saved in the system, or
click No to abandon the user's defaults that were previously saved.
Boot Override
This feature allows the user to override the Boot Option Priorities setting in the Boot
menu, and instead boot the system with one of the listed devices.
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Appendix A
BIOS Error Beep Codes
During the POST (Power-On Self-Test) routines, which are performed at each
system boot, errors may occur.
Non-fatal errors are those which, in most cases, allow the system to continue to
boot. The error messages normally appear on the screen.
Fatal errors will not allow the system to continue with bootup procedure. If a
fatal error occurs, you should consult with your system manufacturer for possible
repairs.
These fatal errors are usually communicated through a series of audible beeps.
The numbers on the fatal error list correspond to the number of beeps for the
corresponding error.
A-1 BIOS Error Beep Codes
BIOS Error Beep Codes
Beep Code/LED
Error Message
Description
1 beep
Refresh
Ready to boot
5 short beeps + 1 long beep
Memory error
No memory detected in the system
5 beeps
No Con-In or No ConOut devices
Con-In: USB or PS/2 keyboard, PCI or
Serial Console Redirection, IPMI KVM
or SOL
Con-Out: Video Controller, PCI or Serial
Console Redirection, IPMI SOL
X9 IPMI Error Codes
1 Continuous Beep
System OH
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Appendix B
Software Installation Instructions
B-1 Installing Software Programs
After you've installed the operating system, a screen as shown below will appear.
You are ready to install software programs and drivers that have not yet been installed. To install these programs, click the icons to the right of these items.
Note: To install the Windows OS, please refer to the instructions posted
on our Website at http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/.
Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
Note 1. Click the icons showing a hand writing on the paper to view the
readme files for each item. Click a computer icon to the right of an item to
install an item (from top to the bottom) one at a time. After installing each
item, you must reboot the system before proceeding with the next item
on the list. The bottom icon with a CD on it allows you to view the entire
contents of the CD.
Note 2. When making a storage driver diskette by booting into a Driver
CD, please set the SATA Configuration to "Compatible Mode" and configure
SATA as IDE in the BIOS Setup. After making the driver diskette, be sure
to change the SATA settings back to your original settings.
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B-2 Configuring SuperDoctor III
The SuperDoctor III program is a Web-based management tool that supports remote
management capability. It includes Remote and Local Management tools. The local
management is called the SD III Client. The SuperDoctor III program included on the
CDROM that came with your motherboard allows you to monitor the environment
and operations of your system. SuperDoctor III displays crucial system information
such as CPU temperature, system voltages and fan status. See the Figure below
for a display of the SuperDoctor III interface.
Note: 1 The default user name and password are ADMIN.
Note 2: In the Windows OS environment, the SuperDoctor III settings take
precedence over the BIOS settings. When first installed, SuperDoctor III
adopts the temperature threshold settings previously set in BIOS. Any
subsequent changes to these thresholds must be made within SuperDoctor, since the SD III settings override the BIOS settings. For the Windows
OS to adopt the BIOS temperature threshold settings, please change the
SDIII settings to be the same as those set in BIOS.
SuperDoctor III Interface Display Screen-I (Health Information)
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SuperDoctor III Interface Display Screen-II (Remote Control)
Note: The SDIII utility and the user guide can be downloaded from our
website at: http://www.supermicro.com/products/accessories/software/
SuperDoctorIII.cfm. For Linux, we will still recommend that you use
SuperDoctor II.
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(Disclaimer Continued)
The products sold by Supermicro are not intended for and will not be used in life support systems, medical equipment, nuclear facilities or systems, aircraft, aircraft devices,
aircraft/emergency communication devices or other critical systems whose failure to perform be reasonably expected to result in significant injury or loss of life or catastrophic
property damage. Accordingly, Supermicro disclaims any and all liability, and should buyer use or sell such products for use in such ultra-hazardous applications, it does so
entirely at its own risk. Furthermore, buyer agrees to fully indemnify, defend and hold Supermicro harmless for and against any and all claims, demands, actions, litigation, and
proceedings of any kind arising out of or related to such ultra-hazardous use or sale.
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