MNL-1783 - C236 - Motherboard - Super Micro - Thomas
X11SSH-CTF/TF
USER’S MANUAL
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Preface
Preface
About This Manual
This manual is written for system integrators, IT technicians and knowledgeable end users.
It provides information for the installation and use of the X11SSH-CTF/TF motherboard.
About This Motherboard
The Super X11SSH-CTF/TF motherboard supports an Intel E3-1200 v5, 6th Gen Core i3,
Pentium, and Celeron series processor in an LGA 1151 (H4) socket. With support of the
Intel C236 chipset, this motherboard offers such features as eight SAS 3.0 ports (available
on X11SSH-CTF), dual 10GbE ports, two SuperDOM connectors, DDR4 memory, Intel
Node Manager, and Trusted Platform Module (TPM). This motherboard provides great
performance and is ideal for cost-effective, general purpose server platforms. Please note
that this motherboard is intended to be installed and serviced by professional technicians
only. For processor/memory updates, please refer to our website at http://www.supermicro.
com/products/.
Conventions Used in the Manual
Special attention should be given to the following symbols for proper installation and to prevent
damage done to the components or injury to yourself:
Warning! Indicates important information given to prevent equipment/property damage
or personal injury.
Warning! Indicates high voltage may be encountered when performing a procedure.
Important: Important information given to ensure proper system installation or to
relay safety precautions.
Note: Additional Information given to differentiate various models or provides information for correct system setup.
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Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
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Fax:
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Email:
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Preface
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1 Checklist................................................................................................................................8
Quick Reference................................................................................................................12
Quick Reference Table.......................................................................................................13
Motherboard Features........................................................................................................15
1.2 Processor and Chipset Overview........................................................................................19
1.3 Special Features.................................................................................................................19
Recovery from AC Power Loss..........................................................................................19
1.4 System Health Monitoring...................................................................................................20
Onboard Voltage Monitors.................................................................................................20
Fan Status Monitor with Firmware Control........................................................................20
Environmental Temperature Control..................................................................................20
System Resource Alert......................................................................................................20
1.5 ACPI Features.....................................................................................................................21
1.6 Power Supply......................................................................................................................21
1.7 Super I/O.............................................................................................................................21
1.8 Advanced Power Management...........................................................................................22
Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager (IPNM).................................................................22
Management Engine (ME).................................................................................................22
Chapter 2 Installation
2.1 Static-Sensitive Devices......................................................................................................23
Precautions........................................................................................................................23
Unpacking..........................................................................................................................23
2.2 Motherboard Installation......................................................................................................24
Tools Needed.....................................................................................................................24
Location of Mounting Holes...............................................................................................24
Installing the Motherboard.................................................................................................25
2.3 Processor and Heatsink Installation....................................................................................26
Installing the LGA1151 Processor......................................................................................26
Installing an Active CPU Heatsink with Fan......................................................................29
Removing the Heatsink......................................................................................................31
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2.4 Memory Support and Installation........................................................................................32
Memory Support.................................................................................................................32
DIMM Module Population Configuration............................................................................32
DIMM Module Population Sequence.................................................................................32
DIMM Installation...............................................................................................................33
DIMM Removal..................................................................................................................33
2.5 Rear I/O Ports.....................................................................................................................34
2.6 Front Control Panel.............................................................................................................38
2.7Connectors..........................................................................................................................42
Power Connections............................................................................................................42
Headers..............................................................................................................................44
2.8 Jumper Settings..................................................................................................................52
How Jumpers Work............................................................................................................52
2.9 LED Indicators.....................................................................................................................59
Chapter 3 Troubleshooting
3.1 Troubleshooting Procedures...............................................................................................63
Before Power On...............................................................................................................63
No Power...........................................................................................................................63
No Video............................................................................................................................64
System Boot Failure ........................................................................................................64
Memory Errors...................................................................................................................64
Losing the System's Setup Configuration..........................................................................65
When the System Becomes Unstable...............................................................................65
3.2 Technical Support Procedures............................................................................................67
3.3 Frequently Asked Questions...............................................................................................68
3.4 Battery Removal and Installation........................................................................................69
Battery Removal.................................................................................................................69
Proper Battery Disposal.....................................................................................................69
Battery Installation..............................................................................................................69
3.5 Returning Merchandise for Service.....................................................................................70
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Chapter 4 BIOS
4.1Introduction..........................................................................................................................71
Starting the Setup Utility....................................................................................................71
4.2 Main Setup..........................................................................................................................72
4.3 Advanced Setup Configurations..........................................................................................74
4.4 Event Logs........................................................................................................................100
4.5 IPMI...................................................................................................................................102
4.6 Security..............................................................................................................................105
4.7 Boot...................................................................................................................................108
4.8 Save & Exit........................................................................................................................110
Appendix A BIOS Codes
Appendix B Software Installation
B.1 Installing Software Programs............................................................................................114
B.2SuperDoctor® 5..................................................................................................................115
Appendix C Standardized Warning Statements
Battery Handling...............................................................................................................116
Product Disposal..............................................................................................................118
Appendix D UEFI BIOS Recovery
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Chapter 1
Introduction
Congratulations on purchasing your computer motherboard from an industry leader. Supermicro
boards are designed to provide you with the highest standards in quality and performance.
In additon to the motherboard and chassis, several important parts that are included with the
system are listed below. If anything listed is damaged or missing, please contact your retailer.
1.1 Checklist
Main Parts List
Description
Part Number
Quantity
Supermicro Motherboard
X11SSH-CTF/TF
1
SATA Cables
CBL-0044L
6
I/O Shield
MCP-260-00042-0N
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Important Links
For your system to work properly, please follow the links below to download all necessary
drivers/utilities and the user’s manual for your server.
•Supermicro product manuals: http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/
•Product drivers and utilities: ftp://ftp.supermicro.com
•Product safety info: http://www.supermicro.com/about/policies/safety_information.cfm
•If you have any questions, please contact our support team at: support@supermicro.com
This manual may be periodically updated without notice. Please check the Supermicro website
for possible updates to the manual revision level.
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Figure 1-1. X11SSH-TF Motherboard Image
Note: All graphics shown in this manual were based upon the latest PCB revision
available at the time of publication of the manual. The motherboard you received may
or may not look exactly the same as the graphics shown in this manual.
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Figure 1-2. X11SSH-CTF Motherboard Image
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Figure 1-3. X11SSH-CTF/TF Motherboard Layout
(not drawn to scale)
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
FAN5
JTPM1
JVRM2
JD1
JPWR2
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
JVRM1
SAS CODE
JVR1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
X550
JPTG1
JPG1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JL1
JPS1
JWD1
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
JIPMB1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
LEDBMC
JPCK1
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JOH1
J2
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
X11SSH-TF
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
USB9/10(3.0)
FANA
USB4/5
PRESS FIT
USB8(3.0)
I-SATA0
I-SATA2
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
FAN2
Note: Components not documented are for internal testing only.
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FAN1
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Quick Reference
JPSAS1
(-CTF Only)
JL1
JPB1
JPS1
(-CTF Only)
JOH1
JIMPB1
JPME2
JUIDB1
LE1
LEDBMC
JUIDB1
LE1
FAN5
JTPM1
JPG1
JVRM2
JPWR2
JVRM1
JPG1
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
JVRM2
SP1
JPWR1
JPWR2
JI2C2
JBR1
JI2C1
JVR1
JVRM1
SP1
FAN5
COM2
JPWR1
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
DIMMB1
DIMMB2
J24
LE3
LEDS1
LSI3008
JSD2
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
FAN4 FAN3
FANA
FANA
I-SGPIO1
I-SGPIO2
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
USB9/10(3.0)
USB4/5
JSAS1
USB8(3.0)
I-SATA0
JSAS1
PRESS FIT
I-SATA0
JF1
BAR CODE
JSD1
I-SATA2
I-SATA2
LAN1
SAS CODE
X11SSH-TF
I-SATA5
I-SATA3
JSD1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JPCK1
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
LAN2
J2
MH8
I-SATA6
I-SATA4
I-SATA1
JPB1
BT1
I-SATA7
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
(-CTF Only)
I-SATA5
JSD2
JBT1
JPCK1
JSTBY1
I-SATA7
SLOT6
JPSAS1
BT1
JWD1
JL1
JWD1
JBT1
JSTBY1
JPS1
USB2/3
COM1
COM1
VGA
JPME2
JIPMB1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
USB2/3
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
SLOT4
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
LAN1
JOH1
LEDBMC
JTPM1
USB6/7 (3.0)
JPTG1
JD1
VGA
LAN2
MAC CODE
FAN4 FAN3
IPMI CODE
FAN2
LEDPWR
JPI2C1
FAN1
FAN2 FAN1
USB9/10 (3.0)
USB4/5
USB8 (3.0)
Notes:
•See
Chapter 2 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 used for testing only.
•Use only the correct type of onboard CMOS battery as specified by the manufacturer. Do
not install the onboard battery upside down to avoid possible explosion.
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Quick Reference Table
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
JBR1
BIOS Recovery
Pins 1-2 (Normal)
JBT1
CMOS Clear
Open (Normal)
JI2C1/JI2C2
SMB to PCI-E Slots Enable/Disable
Pins 2-3 (Disabled) (Default)
JPB1
BMC Enabled
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPCK1
LANCONF Flash
Pins 2-3 (Disabled) (Default)
JPG1
VGA Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPME2
Manufacturing Mode
Pins 1-2 (Normal)
JPS1
SAS 3.0 Enable/Disable (X11SSH-CTF only)
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPSAS1
SAS HDD Enable/Disable (X11SSH-CTF only)
Pins 1-2 (Enabled) (Default)
JPTG1
10Gb LAN Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JVRM1
VRM SMB Clock (to BMC or PCH)
Pins 1-2 (BMC, Normal)
JVRM2
VRM SMB Data (to BMC or PCH)
Pins 1-2 (BMC, Normal)
JWD1
Watch Dog
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
LED
Description
Status
LEDBMC
BMC Heartbeat LED
Blinking Green: BMC Normal
LEDPWR
Onboard Power LED
Solid Green: Power On
LEDS1
SAS Activity LED (X11SSH-CTF only)
Blinking Green: SAS Active, Red: SAS Error
LE1
UID LED
Solid Blue: Unit Identified
LE3
M.2 LED
Blinking Green: Active
Connector
Description
BT1
Onboard Battery
COM1/COM2
COM Port/COM Header
FAN1 ~ FAN5, FANA
System/CPU Fan Headers (FAN1: CPU Fan)
IPMI_LAN
Dedicated IPMI LAN Port
I-SATA0 ~ I-SATA7
Intel® PCH SATA 3.0 Ports
I-SGPIO1/I-SGPIO2
Serial Link General Purpose I/O Headers
J24
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4 Slot
JD1
Power LED/Speaker Header (Pins 1-3: Power LED, Pins 4-7: Speaker)
JF1
Front Control Panel Header
JIPMB1
4-pin BMC External I2C Header (for an IPMI Card)
JL1
Chassis Intrusion Header
JOH1
Overheat LED Header
JPI C1
Power Supply SMBbus I2C Header
JPWR1
24-pin ATX Power Connector
JPWR2
12V 8-pin Processor Power Connectors
JSAS1
Eight SAS 3.0 Ports (X11SSH-CTF only)
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Connector
Description
JSD1/JSD2
SATA DOM Power Connectors
JSTBY1
Standby Power Header
JTPM1
Trusted Platform Module/Port 80 Connector
JUIDB1
UID Switch
LAN1/LAN2
LAN (RJ45) Ports
SLOT4
PCH PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4) Slot
SLOT6
CPU PCI-E 3.0 X8 Slot
SP1
Internal Speaker/Buzzer
USB0/1
Back panel Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 Port
USB2/3, USB4/5
Front Accessible USB 2.0 Headers
USB6/7
Back panel USB 3.0 Port
USB8
USB Type A Header
USB9/10
Front Accessible USB 3.0 Header
VGA
VGA Port
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Motherboard Features
Motherboard Features
CPU
• Single Intel® E3-1200 v5, 6th Gen Core i3, Pentium, and Celeron series processor in an LGA1151 socket
Memory
• Integrated memory controller supports up to 64 GB of DDR4 ECC UDIMM 2133MHz memory in four DIMM slots.
DIMM Size
• 4GB, 8GB, 16GB at 1.2V
Note 1: Memory speed support depends on the processors used in the system.
Note 2: For the latest CPU/memory updates, please refer to our website at http://www.supermicro.com/products/
motherboard.
Chipset
• Intel® PCH C236
Expansion Slots
• One (1) PCI Express 3.0 X2 (IN X4) slot (PCH Slot4)
• One (1) PCI Express 3.0 X8 slot (CPU Slot6)
Network
• Intel® X550 10G Ethernet Network Controller
BaseBoard Management Controller (BMC)
• ASpeed AST 2400 Baseboard Controller (BMC) supports IPMI 2.0
• One (1) Dedicated IPMI LAN located on the rear IO back panel
Graphics
• Graphics controller via ASpeed 2400 BMC
• Intel IGD
I/O Devices
• Serial (COM) Port
• SATA 3.0
•RAID (PCH)
• SAS 3.0 (X11SSH-CTF only)
•RAID (LSI3008)
• One (1) Fast UART 16550 port on the I/O back panel
• One (1) serial-port header
• Eight (8) SATA 3.0 ports supported by Intel PCH (I-SATA 0-7)
• RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
• Eight (8) SAS 3.0 connections via LSI3008 with two mini-SAS HD (SAS 0-7)
• RAID 0, 1, 10
Note: The table above is continued on the next page.
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Motherboard Features
Peripheral Devices
• Two (2) USB 2.0 ports on the rear I/O panel (USB 0/1)
• Two (2) internal USB 2.0 headers with two (2) USB connections on the motherboard for front access (USB 2/3, 4/5)
• Two (2) USB 3.0 ports on the rear I/O panel (USB 6/7)
• One (1) internal USB 3.0 header with two (2) USB connections on the motherboard for front access (USB 9/10)
• One (1) Type-A USB 3.0 connector for front access (USB 8)
BIOS
• 128 Mb SPI AMI BIOS® SM Flash UEFI BIOS
• ACPI 4.0a, SMBIOS 2.7, BIOS rescue hot-key,
Plug-and-Play (PnP), SPI dual/quad speed support, Riser card auto
detection support, RTC (Real TIme Clock) wakeup, Dual-Boot Block
Power Management
• Power button override mechanism
• Power-on mode for AC power recovery
• Wake-on-LAN
• Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager
3.0 (available when the Supermicro Power Manager [SPM] is installed and a
special power supply is used. See the note on page 21.)
• Management Engine (ME)
• ACPI Power Mangement
System Health Monitoring
• Onboard voltage monitoring for +3.3V, +5V, +3.3V standby, +5V standby, +/-12V, VBAT, HT, Memory, PCH Temp., System
Temp., Memory Temp.
• CPU switch phase voltage regulator
• CPU Thermal Trip support
• Status monitor for speed control
• Status monitor for on/off control
• CPU Thermal Design Power (TDP) support of up to 80W (See Note 1 on next page.)
Fan Control
• Fan status monitoring via IPMI connections
• Dual cooling zone
• Low-noise fan speed control
• Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) fan control
System Management
• Trusted Platform Module (TPM) support
• PECI (Platform Environment Control Interface) 2.0 support
• UID (Unit Identification)/Remote UID
• System resource alert via SuperDoctor® 5
• SuperDoctor® 5, Watch Dog, NMI
• Chassis intrusion header and detection
Note: The table above is continued on the next page.
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Motherboard Features
LED Indicators
• CPU/System Overheating
• Fan Failure
• Power/Suspend state Indicator
• UID/Remote UID
• HDD activity
• LAN activity
Dimensions
• 9.6" (L) x 9.6" (W) (243.84 mm x 243.84 mm)
Note 1: The CPU maximum thermal design power (TDP) is subject to chassis and
heatsink cooling restrictions. For proper thermal management, please check the chassis and heatsink specifications for proper CPU TDP sizing.
Note 2: For IPMI configuration instructions, please refer to the Embedded IPMI Configuration User's Guide available at http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/.
Note 3: It is strongly recommended that you change BMC log-in information upon initial system power-on. The manufacture default username is ADMIN and the password
is ADMIN. For proper BMC configuration, please refer to http://www.supermicro.com/
products/info/files/IPMI/Best_Practices_BMC_Security.pdf
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Figure 1-4.
System Block Diagram
IMVP 8
3 PHASE
for Vcore 80W
2 PHASE
GT
#B-1
#B-0
#A-1
#A-0
Available on the X11SSH-CTF
PCI-E X8 Gen3
LSI SAS3008
CPU
LGA1151
MINI SAS HD
SLOT6
DDRIV
2133
MINI SAS HD
PCI-E X8 Gen3
PCIe3.0 x8
DMI3
DMI3 x4
LAN3
RGRMII
PCI-E X4 Gen3
5
4
3
2
1
M.2 SSD
PCH C236
USB 3.0
0
1
6.0 Gb/S
RTL8211E-VB-CG
BMC Boot Flash
2
3
4
PCI-E X1 Gen2
DDR3
SPI
BMC
AST2400
USB 2.0
SPI
USB 2.0
LPC
VGA CONN
COM1
Connector
Temp Sensor
EMC1402-1 *2 at diff SMBUS
COM2
Header
SLOT4
5
6
7
2
1
3
4
5
6
USB
RJ45
PCIe3.0 x2 (IN x4)
SATA
RMII/NCSI
RJ45
PCI-E X2 Gen3
PCI-E X4 Gen3
LAN 10G
X550-AT2
USB
RJ45
SPI
TPM HEADER
Debug Card
MUX
SPI
SYSTEM POWER
FRONT PANEL
BIOS
FAN SPEED
CTRL
Note: This is a general block diagram and may not exactly represent the features on
your motherboard. See the previous pages for the actual specifications of your motherboard.
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1.2Processor and Chipset Overview
Built upon the functionality and capability of the Intel E3-1200 v5 series processors (Socket
LGA 1151) and the Intel C236 PCH, the X11SSH-CTF/TF motherboard offers maximum I/O
expendability, energy efficiency, and data reliability in a 14-nm process architecture, and
is optimized for embedded storage solutions, networking applications, or cloud-computing
platforms.
The Intel E3-1200 V5 and PCH C236 platform supports the following features:
•ACPI Power Management Logic Support, Rev. 4.0a
•Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Power Monitoring/Power Control, Turbo Time Parameter
(TAU), and Platform Power Control
•Configurable TDP (cTDP) and Lower-Power Mode
•Adaptive Thermal Management/Monitoring
•PCI-E 3.0, SATA 3.0 w/transfer rates of up to 6 Gb/s, xHCI USB w/SuperSpeed 3.0
•System Management Bus (SMBus) Specification, Version 2.0
•Integrated
Sensor Hub (ISH)The BMC supports remote management, virtualization, and
the security package for enterprise platforms
•Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT)
•Intel Rapid Storage Technology
•Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (Intel VT-d)
1.3Special Features
This section describes the health monitoring features of the X11SSH-CTF/TF motherboard.
The motherboard has an onboard System Hardware Monitor chip that supports system health
monitoring.
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.
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1.4System Health Monitoring
This section describes the health monitoring features of the X11SSH-CTF/TF motherboard.
The motherboard has an onboard Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) chip that
supports system health monitoring. 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.
Onboard Voltage Monitors
The onboard voltage monitor will continuously scan crucial voltage levels. Once a voltage
becomes unstable, it will give a warning or send an error message to the screen. Users can
adjust the voltage thresholds to define the sensitivity of the voltage monitor. Real time readings
of these voltage levels are all displayed in BIOS.
Fan Status Monitor with Firmware Control
The system health monitor embedded in the BMC chip can check the RPM status of the
cooling fans. The CPU and chassis fans are controlled via lPMI.
Environmental Temperature Control
System Health sensors in the BMC monitor the temperatures and voltage settings of onboard
processors and the system in real time via the IPMI interface. Whenever the temperature of
the CPU or the system exceeds a user-defined threshold, system/CPU cooling fans will be
turned on to prevent the CPU or the system from overheating.
Note: To avoid possible system overheating, please be sure to provide adequate airflow to your system.
System Resource Alert
This feature is available when used with SuperDoctor 5®. SuperDoctor 5 is used to notify the
user of certain system events. For example, you can configure SuperDoctor 5 to provide you
with warnings when the system temperature, CPU temperatures, voltages and fan speeds
go beyond a predefined range.
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1.5ACPI 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 computer system including its hardware, operating system
and application software. This enables the system to automatically turn on and off peripherals
such as network cards, hard disk drives and printers.
In addition to enabling operating system-directed power management, ACPI also provides a
generic system event mechanism for Plug and Play and an operating system-independent
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 8/R2, and Windows 2012/R2 operating systems.
1.6Power 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. 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.
1.7Super I/O
The Super I/O (Winbond® W83527 chip) includes a data separator, write pre-compensation
circuitry, decode logic, data rate selection, a clock generator, drive interface control logic and
interrupt and DMA logic. The wide range of functions integrated onto the Super I/O greatly
reduces the number of components required for interfacing with floppy disk drives.
The Super I/O provides two high-speed, 16550 compatible serial communication ports
(UARTs), one of which supports serial infrared communication. Each UART includes a 16-byte
send/receive FIFO, a programmable baud rate generator, complete modem control capability
and a processor interrupt system. Both UARTs provide legacy speed with baud rate of up to
115.2 Kbps as well as an advanced speed with baud rates of 250 K, 500 K, or 1 Mb/s, which
support higher speed modems.
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 a SMI
or SCI function pin. It also features auto power management to reduce power consumption.
The IRQs, DMAs and I/O space resources of the Super I/O can be flexibly adjusted to meet
ISA PnP requirements, which support ACPI and APM (Advanced Power Management).
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1.8Advanced Power Management
The following new advanced power management features are supported by the motherboard.
Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager (IPNM)
Available when the Supermicro Power Manager (SPM) is installed, Intel's Intelligent Power
Node Manager (IPNM) provides your system with real-time thermal control and power
management for maximum energy efficiency. Although IPNM Specification Version 2.0/3.0
is supported by the BMC (Baseboard Management Controller), your system must also have
IPNM-compatible Management Engine (ME) firmware installed to use this feature.
Note: Support for IPNM 2.0/3.0 support is dependent on the power supply used in
the system.
Management Engine (ME)
The Management Engine, which is an ARC controller embedded in the IOH (I/O Hub), provides
Server Platform Services (SPS) to your system. The services provided by SPS are different
from those provided by the ME on client platforms.
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Chapter 2
Installation
2.1Static-Sensitive Devices
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic com­ponents. To prevent damage to your
motherboard, 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 chassis provides excellent conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and the motherboard.
•Use only the correct type of CMOS onboard battery as specified by the manufacturer. Do
not install the CMOS battery upside down, which may result in a possible explosion.
Unpacking
The motherboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage. When unpacking
the motherboard, make sure that the person handling it is static protected.
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2.2Motherboard 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 the motherboard and the 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.
Philips
Screwdriver
(1)
Philips Screws
(7)
Standoffs (7)
Only if Needed
Tools Needed
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
FAN5
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JTPM1
JVRM2
JL1
JPWR2
JI2C2
JBR1
JI2C1
SP1
JVR1
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
JPG1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
MEGERAC
LICENSE
JWD1
JPS1
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
JIPMB1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
LEDBMC
JPCK1
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JOH1
J2
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
X11SSH-TF
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA0
I-SATA2
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
FAN2
FAN1
Location of Mounting Holes
Note: 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 avoid damaging these components when installing the motherboard to
the chassis.
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Installing the Motherboard
1. Install the I/O shield into the back of the chassis.
2. Locate the mounting holes on the motherboard. See the previous page for the location.
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 other motherboard
components.
6. Using the Phillips screwdriver, insert a Phillips 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 for illustration only. Your chassis or components might
look different from those shown in this manual.
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2.3 Processor and Heatsink Installation
Warning: When handling the processor package, avoid placing direct pressure on the label
area of the fan.
Important:
•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 motherboard into the chassis before you install the CPU heatsink.
•When receiving a motherboard 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 LGA1151 Processor
1. Press the load lever to release the load plate, which covers the CPU socket, from its
locking position.
Load Plate
Load Lever
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2. Gently lift the load lever to open the load plate. Remove the plastic cap.
3. Use your thumb and your index finger to hold the CPU at the north center edge and the
South center edge of the CPU.
North Center Edge
South Center Edge
4. Align the CPU key that is the semi-circle cutouts against the socket keys. Once it is
aligned, carefully lower the CPU straight down into the socket. (Do not drop the CPU on
the socket. Do not move the CPU horizontally or vertically.
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5. Do not rub the CPU against the surface or against any pins of the socket to avoid
damaging the CPU or the socket.
6. With the CPU inside the socket, inspect the four corners of the CPU to make sure that
the CPU is properly installed.
7. Use your thumb to gently push the load lever down to the lever lock.
CPU properly
installed
Load lever locked into
place
Note: 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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Installing an Active CPU
Heatsink with Fan
1. Locate the CPU fan power connector on
the motherboard (FAN1: CPU Fan).
Thermal Grease
2. Position the heatsink so that the heatsink
fan wires are closest to the CPU fan
power connector and are not interfered
with other components.
Heatsink
Fins
3. Inspect the CPU fan wires to make sure
that the wires are routed through the
bottom of the heatsink.
4. Remove the thin layer of the protective
film from the heatsink.
Important: CPU overheating may occur if the protective film is not removed
from the heatsink.
5. Apply the proper amount of thermal
grease on the CPU.
Note: If your heatsink came with a thermal pad, please ignore this step.
6. If necessary, rearrange the wires to
make sure that the wires are not pinched
between the heatsink and the CPU. Also
make sure to keep clearance between the
fan wires and the fins of the heatsink.
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7. Align the four heatsink fasteners with
the mounting holes on the motherboard.
Gently push the pairs of diagonal
fasteners (#1 & #2, and #3 & #4) into
the mounting holes until you hear a click.
Also, make sure to orient each fastener
so that the narrow end of the groove is
pointing outward.
8. Repeat step 7 to insert all four heatsink
fasteners into the mounting holes.
9. Once all four fasteners are securely
inserted into the mounting holes, and
the heatsink is properly installed on the
motherboard, connect the heatsink fan
wires to the CPU fan connector.
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Removing the Heatsink
Note: We do not recommend that
the CPU or the heatsink be removed.
However, if you do need to remove the
heatsink, please follow the instructions
below to remove the heatsink and to
prevent damage done to the CPU or
other components.
Unplug the
PWR cord
Active Heatsink Removal
1. Unplug the power cord from the power
supply.
2. Disconnect the heatsink fan wires from
the CPU fan header.
3. Use your finger tips to gently press on the
fastener cap and turn it counterclockwise
to make a 1/4 (900) turn and pull the
fastener upward to loosen it.
4. Repeat step 3 to loosen all fasteners from
the mounting holes.
5. With all fasteners loosened, remove the
heatsink from the CPU.
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2.4 Memory Support and Installation
Note: Check the Supermicro website for recommended memory modules.
Important: Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM modules to prevent any possible damage.
Memory Support
The X11SSH-CTF/TF supports up to 64 GB of DDR4 ECC UDIMM 2133MHz memory in four
DIMM slots. Populating these DIMM modules with a pair of memory modules of the same
type and size will result in interleaved memory, which will improve memory performance.
DIMM Module Population Configuration
For optimal memory performance, follow the table below when populating memory.
Recommended Population (Balanced)
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
2GB
2GB
4GB
4GB
8GB
16GB
8GB
16GB
DIMMA2
DIMMB2
Total System Memory
2GB
2GB
4GB
2GB
2GB
8GB
4GB
4GB
8GB
4GB
4GB
16GB
8GB
8GB
16GB
8GB
8GB
32GB
16GB
16GB
32GB
16GB
16GB
64GB
DIMM Module Population Sequence
When installing memory modules, the DIMM slots must be populated in the following order:
DIMMB2, DIMMA2, then DIMMB1, DIMMA1. The blue slots must be populated first.
Towards the CPU
DIMMA1
DIMMA2 (Blue Slot)
DIMMB1
DIMMB2 (Blue Slot)
Towards the edge of the motherboard
Note: Be sure to use memory modules of the same type and speed on the motherboard.
Mixing of memory modules of different types and speeds is not allowed.
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JTPM1
JPG1
JI2C1
JVR1
JBR1
JVRM1
SP1
BT1
MH8
X11SSH-TF
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
FAN2
Notches
Release Tabs
Reverse the steps above to remove the DIMM
modules from the motherboard.
Press both notches
straight down into
the memory slot.
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JPWR1
JSTBY1
6. Press the release tabs to the lock positions
to secure the DIMM module into the slot.
DIMM Removal
JPWR2
JI2C2
SAS CODE
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.
FAN5
X550
JSD1
3. Align the key of the DIMM module with the
receptive point on the memory slot.
LAN1
LAN2
JPTG1
JD1
JPCK1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
JVRM2
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
JIPMB1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JL1
JPS1
JWD1
MEGERAC
LICENSE
USB2/3
J2
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JPME2
LEDBMC
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
2. Push the release tabs outwards on both
ends of the DIMM slot to unlock it.
COM1
VGA
JOH1
I-SATA7
1. Insert DIMM modules in the following
order: DIMMB2, DIMMA2, then DIMMB1,
DIMMA1. For the system to work properly,
please use memory modules of the same
type and speed on the motherboard.
JUIDB1
LE1
DIMM Installation
FAN1
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2.5Rear I/O Ports
See Figure 2-2 below for the locations and descriptions of the various I/O ports on the rear
of the motherboard.
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JTPM1
JPWR2
JPG1
JVRM2
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
JVR1
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
JIPMB1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JL1
JPS1
JWD1
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
FAN5
LEDBMC
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
JPCK1
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JOH1
J2
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
X11SSH-TF
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
FAN4 FAN3
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
FAN2
FAN1
Figure 2-2. I/O Port Locations and Definitions
2
5
3
1
7
6
8
4
Rear I/O Ports
#
Description
#
Description
1.
COM Port
6.
USB6 (3.0)
2.
IPMI Dedicated LAN
7.
LAN1
3
USB1
8
LAN2
4
USB0
9
VGA Port
5.
USB7 (3,.0)
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VGA Port
The onboard VGA port is located next to LAN Ports 1/2 on the I/O back panel. Use this
connection for VGA display.
LAN Ports
Two LAN ports (LAN1 and LAN2) are located on the I/O back panel. There is also a dedicated
IPMI LAN port on the I/O back panel. These ports accept RJ45 type cables. See the table
below for the pin definitions.
LAN Port
Pin Definition
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
1
TRCT2
13
IETCT
2
TRD2+
14
IET+
3
TRD2-
15
IET-
4
TRD3+
16
5
TRD3-
17
L1-GRE-
6
TRCT3
18
L1-GRE+
7
TRCT1
19
L2-YEL-
8
TRD1+
20
COMMON
9
TRD1-
21
L2-GRE-
10
TRD4+
22
CG1
11
TRD4-
23
CG2
12
TRCT4
1
2
3
1. VGA Port
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
FAN5
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JTPM1
JVRM2
JPWR2
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
JVR1
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
JPG1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JL1
JPS1
JWD1
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
JIPMB1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
LEDBMC
J2
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JOH1
JPCK1
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
X11SSH-TF
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
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FAN1
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Universal Serial Bus (USB) Ports
There is one USB 2.0 port (USB0/1) and one USB 3.0 port (USB6/7) located on the I/O back
panel. The motherboard also has two front access USB 2.0 headers (USB2/3 and USB4/5)
and one front access USB 3.0 header (USB9/10). The USB8 header is USB Type A. The
onboard headers can be used to provide front side USB access with a cable (not included).
Front Panel USB 2.0
Header Pin Definitions
Back Panel USB (3.0)
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
A1
VBUS
B1
Power
1
+5V
2
+5V
A2
D-
B2
USB 2.0 Differential Pair
3
USB_N
4
USB_N
A3
D+
B3
5
USB_P
6
USB_P
A4
Ground
B4
Ground of PWR Return
7
Ground
8
Ground
A5
StdA_SSRX-
B5
SuperSpeed Receiver
9
Key
10
NC
A6
StdA_SSRX+
B6
Differential Pair
A7
GND_DRAIN
B7
Ground for Signal Return
A8
StdA_SSTX-
B8
SuperSpeed Transmitter
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
A9
StdA_SSTX+
B9
Differential Pair
1
VBUS
2
D-N
3
D-P
4
GND
5
Stda_SSRX-N
6
Stda_SSRX-P
7
GND_DRAIN
8
Stda_SSTX-N
9
Stda_SSTX-P
10
CG
11
CG
12
CG
13
CG
USB Type A
Header Pin Definitions
4
JUIDB1
LE1
FAN5
JTPM1
JVRM2
JI2C1
JBR1
JVR1
SP1
6. USB9/10
MH8
X11SSH-TF
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
5
JSD1
FANA
6
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
3
FAN4 FAN3
BAR CODE
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
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FAN2
3. USB4/5
5. USB8
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
2. USB2/3
4. USB6/7
JPWR2
JI2C2
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JPG1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JL1
JPS1
JWD1
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
2
USB2/3
JPCK1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
LAN1
LAN2
J2
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JPME2
JIPMB1
1. USB0/1
COM1
VGA
JOH1
LEDBMC
1
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Serial Ports
There is one COM port (COM1) on the I/O back panel and one COM header (COM2) on the
motherboard. See the table below for pin definitions.
COM Port
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
1
DCD
6
DSR
2
RXD
7
RTS
3
TXD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
Ground
10
N/A
1
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
FAN5
2
JTPM1
JVRM2
JPWR2
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
JVR1
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JPCK1
JPG1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JL1
JPS1
JWD1
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
JIPMB1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
LEDBMC
J2
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JOH1
1. COM1
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
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I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
37
FAN2
FAN1
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2.6Front 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 chassis. See the figure below for the descriptions of the front control panel
buttons and LED indicators.
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
FAN5
JTPM1
JVRM2
JPWR2
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
JVR1
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JPG1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JL1
JPS1
JWD1
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
JIPMB1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
LEDBMC
JPCK1
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JOH1
J2
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
X11SSH-TF
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
FAN4 FAN3
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
Figure 2-3. JF1 Header Pins
1
2
PWR
Power Button
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
Power Fail LED
3.3 V
5V Stby
OH/Fan Fail
3.3V Stby
NIC2 Active LED
3.3V Stby
NIC1 Active LED
ID_UID_SW/3.3V Stby
HDD LED
3.3V
PWR LED
X
X
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
NMI
Ground
19
20
38
FAN2
FAN1
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Power LED
The Power LED connection is located on pins 15 and 16 of JF1. Refer to the table below
for pin definitions.
Power LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pins
Definition
15
3.3V
16
Ground
HDD LED
The HDD LED connection is located on pins 13 and 14 of JF1. Attach a cable here to indicate
the status of HDD-related activities, including IDE, SATA activities. See the table below for
pin definitions.
HDD LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pins
Definition
13
ID_UID_SW/3.3V Stby
14
HD Active
NIC1/NIC2 (LAN1/LAN2)
The NIC (Network Interface Controller) LED connection for LAN port 1 is located on pins
11 and 12 of JF1, and the LED connection for LAN Port 2 is on Pins 9 and 10. NIC1 LED
and NIC2 LED are 2-pin NIC LED headers. Attach NIC LED cables to NIC1 and NIC2 LED
indicators to display network activities. Refer to the table below for pin definitions.
LAN1/LAN2 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
1
Pins
Definition
9/11
Vcc
10/12
NIC2 Active LED/NIC1 Active LED
2
PWR
Power Button
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
1. PWR LED
2. HDD LED
Power Fail LED
3.3 V
5V Stby
3. NIC1 LED
OH/Fan Fail
3.3V Stby
NIC2 Active LED
4
3.3V Stby
NIC1 Active LED
3
ID_UID_SW/3.3V Stby
HDD LED
2
3.3V
PWR LED
1
X
X
NMI
Ground
19
20
39
4. NIC2 LED
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Reset Button
The Reset Button connection is located on pins 3 and 4 of JF1. Attach it to a hardware reset
switch on the computer case to reset the system. Refer to the table below for pin definitions.
Reset Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pins
Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
Power Button
The Power Button connection is located on pins1 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 4). To turn off the power in the suspend
mode, press the button for at least 4 seconds. Refer to the table below for pin definitions.
Power Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pins
Definition
1
Signal
2
Ground
Power Fail LED
The Power Fail LED connection is located on pins 5 and 6 of JF1. Refer to the table below
for pin definitions.
PWR Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
1
Pins
Definition
5
3.3V
6
Power Fail
2
2
PWR
Power Button
Ground
1
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
Power Fail LED
3.3 V
5V Stby
OH/Fan Fail
3.3V Stby
NIC2 Active LED
3.3V Stby
NIC1 Active LED
ID_UID_SW/3.3V Stby
HDD LED
3.3V
PWR LED
X
X
NMI
Ground
19
20
40
3
1. Reset Button
2. PWR Button
3. Power Fail
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Overheat (OH)/Fan Fail
Connect an LED cable to OH/Fan Fail connections on pins 7 and 8 of JF1 to provide warnings
for chassis overheat/fan failure. Refer to the table below for pin definitions.
OH/Fan Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
OH/Fan Fail Indicator
Status
Definition
Pins
Definition
Off
Normal
7
Vcc/Blue UID LED
On
Overheat
8
OH/Fan Fail LED
Flashing
Fan Fail
Pin#
NMI Button
The non-maskable interrupt button header is located on pins 19 and 20 of JF1. Refer to the
table below for pin definitions.
NMI Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
1
Pins
Definition
19
Control
20
Ground
2
PWR
Power Button
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
Power Fail LED
3.3 V
5V Stby
OH/Fan Fail
1
3.3V Stby
NIC2 Active LED
3.3V Stby
NIC1 Active LED
ID_UID_SW/3.3V Stby
HDD LED
3.3V
PWR LED
X
X
2
NMI
Ground
19
20
41
1. OH/Fan Fail
2. NMI
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2.7Connectors
Power Connections
Main ATX Power Supply Connector
The primary power supply connector (JPWR1) meets the ATX SSI EPS 24-pin specification.
You must also connect the 8-pin (JPWR2) processor power connector to your power supply.
ATX Power 24-pin Connector
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
13
+3.3V
1
+3.3V
14
-12V
2
+3.3V
15
Ground
3
Ground
16
PS_ON
4
+5V
17
Ground
5
Ground
18
Ground
6
+5V
19
Ground
7
Ground
20
Res (NC)
8
PWR_OK
21
+5V
9
5VSB
22
+5V
10
+12V
23
+5V
11
+12V
24
Ground
12
+3.3V
Required Connection
1. 24-Pin ATX Main PWR
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JTPM1
JPWR2
JPG1
JVRM2
JL1
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
JVR1
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
JIPMB1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
MEGERAC
LICENSE
JWD1
JPS1
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
FAN5
LEDBMC
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
JPCK1
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JOH1
J2
JPWR1
1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
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I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA0
I-SATA2
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
FAN2
IPMI CODE
42
FAN1
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Secondary Power Connector
JPWR2 must also be connected to the power supply. This connector is used to power the
processor(s).
+12V 8-pin Power
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1-4
Ground
5-8
+12V
Required Connection
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
FAN5
JD1
JTPM1
JVRM2
1
JPWR2
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
JVR1
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
X550
JPTG1
JPG1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JL1
JPS1
JWD1
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
JIPMB1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
LEDBMC
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
X11SSH-TF
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
FAN2
43
FAN1
1. 8-Pin PWR
JPCK1
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JOH1
J2
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Headers
Fan Headers
There are six fan headers on the motherboard. These are 4-pin fan headers; pins 1-3 are
backward compatible with traditional 3-pin fans. The onboard fan speeds are controlled
by Thermal Management (via Hardware Monitoring) in the BIOS. When using Thermal
Management setting, please use all 3-pin fans or all 4-pin fans.
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground (Black)
2
+12V (Red)
3
Tachometer
4
PWM Control
Power LED/Speaker
On the JD1 header, pins 1-3 are for the power LED and pins 4-7 are for the internal speaker.
If you wish to use an external speaker, connect its cable to pins 1-4.
Speaker Connector
Pin Definitions
Pin Setting
Definition
Pins 1-3
Power LED
Pins 4-7
Speaker
1. FANA
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
JPG1
7
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
7. Power LED/Speaker
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CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
1
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA0
I-SATA2
JSAS1
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
5
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
FAN4 FAN3
MAC CODE
3. FAN2
6. FAN5
MH8
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5. FAN4
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
6
4. FAN3
JPWR2
JI2C2
JVR1
JPB1
JPSAS1
SAS CODE
FAN5
JD1
JTPM1
JVRM2
JL1
JBT1
X550
JPTG1
JVRM1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
MEGERAC
LICENSE
JWD1
JPS1
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
JIPMB1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
LEDBMC
JPCK1
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JOH1
J2
FAN2
IPMI CODE
3
4
44
FAN1
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SGPIO Headers
I-SGPIO1 and I-SGPIO2 (Serial General Purpose Input/Output) headers are used to
communicate with the enclosure management chip on the backplane.
SGPIO Header
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
1
NC
2
NC
3
Ground
4
DATA Out
5
Load
6
Ground
7
Clock
8
NC
NC = No Connection
Disk-On-Module Power Connector
The Disk-On-Module (DOM) power connectors at JSD1 and JSD2 provide 5V power to a
solid-state DOM storage device connected to one of the SATA ports. See the table below for
pin definitions.
DOM Power
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
5V
2
Ground
3
Ground
1. I-SGPIO1
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
FAN5
JD1
JTPM1
JVRM2
JI2C1
JBR1
JVR1
SP1
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
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REV:1.01
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I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JSD2
LSI3008
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
1
4
2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB8(3.0)
JSAS1
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
3
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
45
FAN2
FAN1
2. I-SGPIO2
3. JSD1
4. JSD2
JPWR2
JI2C2
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
X550
JPTG1
JPG1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JL1
JPS1
JWD1
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
JIPMB1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
LEDBMC
JPCK1
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JOH1
J2
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TPM Header
The JTPM1 header is used to connect a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), which is available from
a third-party vendor. A TPM is a security device that supports encryption and authentication in
hard drives. It enables the motherboard to deny access if the TPM associated with the hard
drive is not installed in the system. See the table below for pin definitions.
Trusted Platform Module Header
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
1
LCLK
2
GND
3
LFRAME#
4
No Pin
5
LRESET#
6
+5V (X)
7
LAD3
8
LAD2
9
3.3V
10
LAD1
11
LAD0
12
GND
13
SMB_CLK4 (X)
14
SMB_DAT4 (X)
15
P3V3_STBY
16
SERIRQ
17
GND
18
GND
19
P3V3_STBY
20
LDRQ# (X)
JUIDB1
LE1
1. TPM Header
COM1
VGA
JVRM2
JTPM1
JPWR2
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
JVR1
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
1
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JPG1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JL1
JPS1
JWD1
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
JIPMB1
FAN5
JPME2
LEDBMC
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
LAN1
LAN2
JPCK1
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JOH1
J2
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
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CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
FAN2
46
FAN1
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Standby Power
The Standby Power header is located at JSTBY1 on the motherboard. See the table below
for pin definitions.
Standby Power
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V Standby
2
Ground
3
No Connection
Internal Speaker/Buzzer
The Internal Speaker/Buzzer (SP1) is used to provide audible indications for various beep
codes. See the table below for pin definitions.
Internal Buzzer
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
Pos (+)
Beep In
2
Neg (-)
Alarm Speaker
1. Standby Power
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JTPM1
JI2C2
JI2C1
SP1
JBR1
2
JVR1
SAS CODE
JPWR2
JPG1
JVRM2
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
JVRM1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JL1
1
JPS1
JWD1
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
JIPMB1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
LEDBMC
JPCK1
FAN5
USB6/7
(3.0)
JOH1
J2
COM2
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
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I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
47
FAN2
FAN1
2. Internal Speaker
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Power SMB (I2C) Header
Power System Management Bus (I2C) header at JPI2C1 monitors the power supply, fan and
system temperatures. See the table below for pin definitions.
Power SMB Header
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
Clock
2
Data
3
PMBUS_Alert
4
Ground
5
+3.3V
4-pin BMC External I2C Header
A System Management Bus header for IPMI 2.0 is located at JIPMB1. Connect a cable to this
header to use the IPMB I2C connection on your system. See the table below for pin definitions.
External I2C Header
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
Data
2
Ground
3
Clock
4
No Connection
1. Power SMB Header
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JTPM1
JPWR2
JPG1
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
JVR1
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
2
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
JVRM2
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JL1
JPS1
JWD1
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
JIPMB1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
LEDBMC
2. BMC External Header
JPCK1
FAN5
JOH1
J2
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
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I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
FAN2
IPMI CODE
48
FAN1
1
Chapter 2: Installation
Overheat/Fan Fail LED Header
Connect an LED indicator to JOH1 to display warnings of chasis overheating and fan failure.
See the table below for the LED status.
Overheat LED Header
Status
State
Definition
Solid
Overheat
Blinking
Fan Fail
Chassis Intrusion
A Chassis Intrusion header is located at JL1 on the motherboard. Attach the appropriate cable
from the chassis to the header to inform you when the chassis is opened.
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JPCK1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
LAN1
LAN2
J2
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JTPM1
JPWR2
JPG1
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
JVR1
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
Ground
JVRM2
JL1
JPS1
2
Intrusion Input
2
VGA
JPME2
JIPMB1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
JWD1
1
JOH1
LEDBMC
USB2/3
Definition
FAN5
1
Pins
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
X11SSH-TF
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
49
FAN2
FAN1
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LED Header
2. Chassis Intrusion
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SATA and SAS Ports
The X11SSH-TF has eight SATA 3.0 ports that are supported by the Intel PCH C236 chipset.
In addition to the eight SATA 3.0 ports, the X11SSH-CTF has eight SAS 3.0 ports that are
supported by the LSI 3008 controller.
SATA 3.0 Port
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Signal
1
Ground
2
SATA_TXP
3
SATA_TXN
4
Ground
5
SATA_RXN
6
SATA_RXP
7
Ground
M.2 Slot
M.2 is formerly known as Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF). The M.2 slot at J24 is
designed for internal mounting devices. The X11SSH-CTF/TF motherboard deploys an M key
only dedicated for SSD devices with the ulitmate performance capability in a PCI Express
3.0 X4 interface for native PCI-E SSD support.
1. I-SATA0
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JTPM1
JVRM2
JI2C1
JBR1
JVR1
SP1
6. I-SATA5
JPWR1
10
10. M.2 Slot
LEDS1
JSD2
LSI3008
2
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
1
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
I-SATA0
3
9. SAS 3.0 Ports (Only
on X11SSH-CTF)
LE3
I-SATA5
4
J24
I-SATA6
5
8. I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
I-SATA7
6
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
Intel
PCH
8
7
7. I-SATA6
MH8
X11SSH-TF
3. I-SATA2
5. I-SATA4
JSTBY1
BT1
2. I-SATA1
4. I-SATA3
JPWR2
JI2C2
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
JPG1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JL1
JPS1
JWD1
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
JIPMB1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
LEDBMC
JPCK1
FAN5
JOH1
J2
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
9
50
FAN2
FAN1
Chapter 2: Installation
Unit Identifier Switch/UID LED Indicator
A Unit Identifier (UID) switch and an LED Indicator are located on the motherboard. The UID
switch is located at JUIDB1, which is next to the VGA port on the back panel. The UID LED
(LE1) is located next to the UID switch. When you press the UID switch, the UID LED will
be turned on. Press the UID switch again to turn off the LED indicator. The UID Indicator
provides easy identification of a system unit that may be in need of service.
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 at http://www.
supermicro.com.
UID Switch
Pin Definitions
UID LED
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Color
Status
1
Ground
Blue: On
Unit Identified
2
Ground
3
Button In
4
Button In
1
2
1. UID Switch
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JTPM1
JVRM2
JPWR2
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
JVR1
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
JPG1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JL1
JPS1
JWD1
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
JIPMB1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
LEDBMC
JPCK1
FAN5
JOH1
J2
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
X11SSH-TF
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
FAN2
IPMI CODE
51
FAN1
2. UID LED
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2.8Jumper Settings
How Jumpers Work
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 diagram
at right for an example of jumping pins 1 and 2. Refer to the motherboard layout page for
jumper locations.
Note: On two-pin jumpers, "Closed" means the jumper is on and "Open" means the
jumper is off the pins.
Connector
Pins
3
2
1
3
2
1
Jumper
Setting
CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS, which will also clear any passwords. Instead of pins, this jumper
consists of contact pads to prevent accidentally clearing the contents of CMOS.
To Clear CMOS
1. First power down the system and unplug the power cord(s).
2. Remove the cover of the chassis to access the motherboard.
3. Remove the onboard battery from the motherboard.
4. Short the CMOS pads with a metal object such as a small screwdriver for at least four
seconds.
5. Remove the screwdriver (or shorting device).
6. Replace the cover, reconnect the power cord(s), and power on the system.
Note: Clearing CMOS will also clear all passwords.
Do not use the PW_ON connector to clear CMOS.
JBT1 contact pads
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VGA Enable/Disable
JPG1 allows you to enable or disable the VGA port using the onboard graphics controller.
The default setting is Enabled.
VGA Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
10Gb LAN Enable/Disable
JPTG1 allows you to enable or disable the 10Gb LAN. The default setting is Enabled.
10Gb LAN Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
2
1
X550
JVRM2
JTPM1
JPWR2
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
JVR1
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
JPTG1
JD1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
JPG1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JL1
JPS1
JWD1
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
JIPMB1
JPCK1
FAN5
JOH1
LEDBMC
J2
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
X11SSH-TF
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
FAN2
IPMI CODE
53
FAN1
1. VGA Enable/Disable
2. 10 GbLAN Enable/Disable
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Watch Dog
JWD1 controls the Watch Dog function. Watch Dog is a monitor that can reboot the system
when a software application hangs. Jumping pins 1-2 will cause Watch Dog to reset the
system if an application hangs. Jumping pins 2-3 will generate a non-maskable interrupt
signal for the application that hangs. Watch Dog must also be enabled in BIOS. The default
setting is Reset.
Note: When Watch Dog is enabled, the user needs to write their own application
software to disable it.
Watch Dog
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Reset
Pins 2-3
NMI
Open
Disabled
BIOS Recovery
Close pins 2 and 3 of jumper JBR1 for BIOS recovery. The default setting is on pins 1 and 2
for normal operation. See the table below for jumper settings. The default setting is Normal.
BIOS Recovery
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Normal
Pins 2-3
BIOS Recovery
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JTPM1
JI2C2
JI2C1
JPWR1
2
MH8
X11SSH-TF
JBR1
JVR1
SP1
JVRM1
SAS CODE
JSTBY1
BT1
JPWR2
JPG1
JVRM2
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
JIPMB1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JL1
JWD1
JPS1
1
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
FAN5
LEDBMC
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
JPCK1
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JOH1
J2
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
FAN2
IPMI CODE
54
FAN1
1. Watch Dog
2. BIOS Recovery
Chapter 2: Installation
SMBus to PCI Slots
Jumpers JI2C1 and JI2C2 allow you to connect the System Management Bus (I2C) to the
PCI-E/PCI slots. Both jumpers must be set to the same setting (JI2C1 controls the data and
JI2C2 controls the clock). The default setting is Disabled.
SMBus to PCI Slots
Jumper Settings
JI2C1 Setting
JI2C2 Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Pins 2-3
Disabled
BMC Enabled
JPB1 allows you to enable or disable the BMC (Baseboard Management Control) chip and
the onboard IPMI connection. This jumper is used together with the IPMI settings in the BIOS.
After the BMC is disabled, IPMI health monitoring and remote management functions are no
longer supported.
BMC Enable
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Normal (Default)
Pins 2-3
Disable BMC
1. SMBus to PCI Slots
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JTPM1
JVRM2
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
JVR1
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
JPG1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JL1
JPS1
JWD1
2
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
JIPMB1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
LEDBMC
JPCK1
FAN5
JOH1
J2
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JPWR2
1
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
X11SSH-TF
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
FAN2
IPMI CODE
55
FAN1
2. BMC Enabled
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SAS HDD Enable/Disable (X11SSH-CTF only)
JPSAS1 allows you to enable the SAS HDD. See the table below for jumper settings.
SAS HDD
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
SAS 3.0 Enable/Disable (X11SSH-CTF only)
JPS1 allows you to enable the onboard SAS 3.0 ports. See the table below for jumper settings.
SAS Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
1. SAS HDD Enable
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JTPM1
JVRM2
JL1
JPS1
JPWR2
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
JVR1
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPSAS1
JBT1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
JPG1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
MEGERAC
LICENSE
JWD1
1
JPB1
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
2
USB2/3
JIPMB1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
LEDBMC
JPCK1
FAN5
JOH1
J2
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
X11SSH-TF
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
FAN2
IPMI CODE
56
FAN1
2. SAS 3.0 Enable
Chapter 2: Installation
Manufacturing Mode Select
Close JPME2 to bypass SPI flash security and force the system to use the Manufacturing
Mode, which will allow you to flash the system firmware from a host server to modify system
settings. See the table below for jumper settings.
Manufacturing Mode
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Normal (Default)
Pins 2-3
Manufacturing Mode
I2C Bus for VRM
Jumpers JVRM1 and JVRM2 allow the BMC or the PCH to access CPU and memory VRM
controllers. See the table below for jumper settings.
VRM
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
BMC (Normal)
Pins 2-3
PCH
1. Manufacturing Mode
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
LAN1
LAN2
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JTPM1
JPWR2
JPG1
2
JVRM2
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
JVR1
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
JIPMB1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JL1
JPS1
JWD1
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
1
JPME2
LEDBMC
JPCK1
FAN5
JOH1
J2
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
X11SSH-TF
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
FAN2
IPMI CODE
57
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2. JVRM1/JVRM2
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LANCONF Flash
Use the JPCK1 jumper to flash the LAN EEPROM. The default setting is disabled.
LANCONF Flash
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
1. LANCONF Flash
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JTPM1
JVRM2
JPWR2
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
JVR1
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
JPG1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JL1
JPS1
JWD1
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
JIPMB1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
LEDBMC
JPCK1
FAN5
USB6/7
(3.0)
JOH1
J2
COM2
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
X11SSH-TF
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
FAN2
IPMI CODE
58
FAN1
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2.9LED Indicators
LAN1/2 LEDs
The Ethernet ports (located beside the VGA port) have two LEDs. On each port, one LED
indicates activity when flashing while the other LED may be green, amber or off to indicate
the speed of the connection.
LAN1/2 LED
(Connection Speed
Indicator)
LED Color
Definition
Off
100 Mb/s
Amber
1 Gb/s
Green
10 Gb/s
Dedicated IPMI LAN LEDs
A dedicated IPMI LAN is also included on the motherboard. The amber LED on the right of
the IPMI LAN port indicates activity, while the green LED on the left indicates the speed of
the connection. See the table below for more information.
LAN 1/LAN 2
IPMI LAN LEDs
IPMI LAN
Link LED
Activity LED
IPMI LAN
(X8ST3-F)
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
Off
Off
No
Connection
Green:
Solid
Link/Speed
(Left)
100 Mb/s
FAN5
X550
JPTG1
JTPM1
JPWR2
JPG1
JL1
JPS1
JVRM2
JD1
JPCK1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
LAN1
LAN2
J2
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JPME2
JIPMB1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
MEGERAC
LICENSE
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
JVR1
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
JBT1
Definition
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
X11SSH-TF
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
Active
1
JOH1
LEDBMC
JWD1
Status
Amber
Activity
Blinking (Right)
2
USB2/3
Color
FAN2
IPMI CODE
59
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1. LAN 1/2 LED
2. IPMI-Dedicated LAN LED
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Onboard Power LED
LEDPWR is an Onboard Power LED. When this LED is lit, it means power is present on the
motherboard. In suspend mode, this LED will blink on and off. Be sure to turn off the system
and unplug the power cord(s) before removing or installing components.
Onboard Power LED Indicator
LED Color
Definition
Off
System Off
(power cable not
connected)
Green
System On
BMC Heartbeat LED
LEDBMC is the BMC heartbeat LED. When the LED is blinking green, BMC is functioning
normally. See the table below for the LED status.
BMC Heartbeat LED Indicator
LED Color
Definition
Green:
Blinking
BMC Normal
1. Onboard Power LED
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
X550
JPTG1
JD1
FAN5
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
JTPM1
JPWR2
JPG1
JVRM2
JL1
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
JVR1
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
JIPMB1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
LEDBMC
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
MEGERAC
LICENSE
JWD1
JPS1
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
2
J2
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JOH1
JPCK1
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
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I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
BAR CODE
JSD1
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA0
I-SATA2
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
1
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
FAN2
IPMI CODE
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SAS Activity LED (X11SSH-CTF only)
A SAS Activity LED is located at LEDS1. When LEDS1 flashes, it indicates activity on a SAS
port.
SAS Activity
LED Indicator
LED Color
Definition
Green:
Blinking
SAS Active
Red
SAS Error
Unit ID LED
A rear UID LED indicator at LE1 is located near the UID switch on the I/O back panel. This
UID indicator provides easy identification of a system.unit that may need service.
UID LED
LED Indicator
LED Color
Definition
Blue: On
Unit Identified
2
1. SAS Activity LED
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JTPM1
JVRM2
JPWR2
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
JVR1
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
JPG1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JL1
JPS1
JWD1
MEGERAC
LICENSE
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
JIPMB1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
LEDBMC
JPCK1
FAN5
JOH1
J2
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
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REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
I-SATA5
1
LE3
LEDS1
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
FAN2
IPMI CODE
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M.2 LED
The M.2 LED is located at LE3 on the motherboard. When LE3 is blinking, M.2 functions
normally. Refer to the table below for more information
M.2 LED State
LED Color
Definition
Green:
Blinking
Device is working
1. M.2 LED
JUIDB1
LE1
COM1
VGA
JTPM1
JVRM2
JL1
JPWR2
JI2C2
JI2C1
JBR1
SP1
JVR1
SAS CODE
JVRM1
JPB1
JPSAS1
JBT1
X550
JPTG1
JD1
JPG1
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
MEGERAC
LICENSE
JWD1
JPS1
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
USB2/3
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
LAN1
LAN2
JPME2
JIPMB1
JPCK1
FAN5
JOH1
LEDBMC
J2
COM2
USB6/7
(3.0)
JPWR1
JSTBY1
BT1
MH8
X11SSH-TF
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
I-SATA7
CPU Socket LGA1151
Intel
PCH
I-SATA6
J24
LE3
LEDS1
1
I-SATA5
JF1
(-CTF only)
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO2
I-SGPIO1
I-SATA1
I-SATA4
LSI3008
JSD2
BAR CODE
FANA
USB9/10(3.0)
USB8(3.0)
PRESS FIT
USB4/5
I-SATA2
I-SATA0
JSAS1
FAN4 FAN3
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
JSD1
JPI2C1
LEDPWR
MAC CODE
IPMI CODE
FAN2
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Chapter 3
Troubleshooting
3.1Troubleshooting 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. Always disconnect the AC
power cord before adding, changing or installing any non hot-swap hardware components.
Before Power On
1. Make sure that the power connector is connected to your power supply.
2. Make sure that no short circuits exist between the motherboard and chassis.
3. Disconnect all cables from the motherboard, including those for the keyboard and
mouse.
4. Remove all add-on cards.
5. Install a CPU, a heatsink*, and connect the internal speaker and the power LED to the
motherboard. Check all jumper settings as well. (Make sure that the heatsink is fully
seated.)
6. Use the correct type of onboard CMOS battery (CR2032) as recommended by the
manufacturer. To avoid possible explosion, do not install the CMOS battery upside down.
No Power
1. Make sure that no short circuits exist between the motherboard and the chassis.
2. Verify that all jumpers are set to their default positions.
3. Check that the 115V/230V switch on the power supply is properly set.
4. Turn the power switch on and off to test the system.
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.
Note: If you are a system integrator, VAR or OEM, a POST diagnostics card is recommended. For I/O port 80h codes, refer to Appendix B.
System Boot Failure
If the system does not display POST (Power-On-Self-Test) 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 installed. 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 chapter 2.
2. Remove all components from the motherboard, especially the DIMM modules. Make
sure that system power is on and that 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.
Memory Errors
1. Make sure that the DIMM modules are properly and fully installed.
2. Confirm that you are using the correct memory. Also, it is recommended that you use
the same memory type and speed for all DIMMs in the system. See Section 2.4 for
memory details.
3. Check for bad DIMM modules or slots by swapping modules between slots and noting
the results.
4. Check the power supply voltage 115V/230V switch.
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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 1.6 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.
When the System Becomes Unstable
A. If the system becomes unstable during or after OS installation, check the following:
1. CPU/BIOS support: Make sure that your CPU is supported and that 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 at 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.
4. System cooling: Check the system cooling to make sure that all heatsink fans and CPU/
system fans, etc., work properly. Check the hardware monitoring settings in the IPMI
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 it 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 the minimum power requirements.
6. Proper software support: Make sure that the correct drivers are used.
B. If 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 and CD/DVD-ROM.
2. Cable connection: Check to make sure that all cables are connected and working
properly.
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3. Using the minimum configuration for troubleshooting: Remove all unnecessary
components (starting with add-on cards first), and use the minimum configuration (but
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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3.2Technical Support Procedures
Before contacting Technical Support, please take the following steps. Also, note that as a
motherboard manufacturer, we do not sell directly to end-users, 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 review the ‘Troubleshooting Procedures’ and 'Frequently Asked Questions'
(FAQs) sections in this chapter or see the FAQs on our website before contacting
Technical Support.
2. BIOS upgrades can be downloaded from our website. Note: Not all BIOS can be
flashed depending on the modifications to the boot block code.
3. If you still cannot resolve the problem, include the following information when contacting
us 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
An example of a Technical Support form is posted on our website.
Distributors: For immediate assistance, please have your account number ready when
contacting our technical support department by e-mail.
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3.3Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What type of memory does my motherboard support?
Answer: The X11SSH-CTF/TF motherboard supports up to 64 GB of DDR4 2133MHZ ECC
UDIMM memory. See Section 2.4 for details on installing memory.
Question: How do I update my BIOS?
Answer: 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 FLASH.BAT filename.rom from your bootable USB device to
flash the BIOS. Then, your system will automatically reboot.
Question: Why can't I turn off the power using the momentary power on/off switch?
Answer: The instant power off function is controlled in BIOS by the Power Button Mode
setting. When the On/Off feature is enabled, the motherboard will have instant off capabilities
as long as the BIOS has control of the system. When the Standby or Suspend feature is
enabled or when the BIOS is not in control such as during memory count (the first screen
that appears when the system is turned on), the momentary on/off switch must be held for
more than four seconds to shut down the system. This feature is required to implement the
ACPI features on the motherboard.
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3.4Battery 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.
Proper Battery Disposal
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.
Important: When replacing a battery, be sure to only replace it with the same type.
OR
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3.5Returning 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 to the manufacturer, the RMA
number should be prominently displayed on the outside of the shipping carton and 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, RMA authorizations may be requested online (http://www.supermicro.com/
support/rma/).
This warranty only covers normal consumer use and does not cover damages incurred in
shipping or from failure due to the alteration, 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
BIOS
4.1Introduction
This chapter describes the AMIBIOS™ Setup utility for the X11SSH-CTF/TF motherboard.
The BIOS is stored on a chip and can be easily upgraded using a flash program.
Note: Due to periodic changes to the BIOS, some settings may have been added
or deleted and might not yet be recorded in this manual. Please refer to the Manual
Download area of our website for any changes to BIOS that may not be reflected in
this manual.
Starting the Setup Utility
To enter the BIOS Setup Utility, hit the <Delete> key while the system is booting-up. (In
most cases, the <Delete> key is used to invoke the BIOS setup screen. There are a few
cases when other keys are used, such as <F1>, <F2>, etc.) Each main BIOS menu option
is described in this manual.
The Main BIOS screen has two main frames. The left frame displays all the options that can
be configured. “Grayed-out” options cannot be configured. 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 that BIOS has default text messages built in. We retain the option to include, omit, or
change any of these text messages.) Settings printed in Bold are the default values.
A " " indicates a submenu. Highlighting such an item and pressing the <Enter> key will
open the list of settings within that submenu.
The BIOS setup utility uses a key-based navigation system called hot keys. Most of these
hot keys (<F1>, <F2>, <F3>, <Enter>, <ESC>, <Arrow> keys, etc.) can be used at any time
during the setup navigation process.
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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.The following Main menu items will be displayed:
System Date/System Time
Use this option to change the system date and time. Highlight System Date or System Time
using the arrow keys. Enter new values using the keyboard. Press the <Tab> key or the arrow
keys to move between fields. The date must be entered in MM/DD/YYYY 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.
The date's default value is 01/01/2015 after RTC reset.
Supermicro X11SSH-CTF
BIOS Version
This item displays the version of the BIOS ROM used in the system.
Build Date
This item displays the date when the version of the BIOS ROM used in the system was built.
CPLD Version
This item displays the Complex Programmable Logic Device version.
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Memory Information
Total Memory
This item displays the total size of memory available in the system.
Memory Speed
This item displays the memory speed.
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4.3 Advanced Setup Configurations
Use the arrow keys to select Boot Setup and press <Enter> to access the submenu items.
Warning: Take caution when changing the Advanced settings. An incorrect value, a very high
DRAM frequency, or an incorrect DRAM timing setting may make the system unstable. When
this occurs, revert to the default to the manufacture default settings.
Boot Feature
Quiet Boot
Use this feature to select the screen display between the POST messages and the OEM logo
upon bootup. 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 feature to set the display mode for the Option ROM. Select Keep Current to display
the current AddOn ROM setting. Select Force BIOS to use the Option ROM display set by
the system BIOS. The options are Force BIOS and Keep Current.
Bootup NumLock State
Use this feature to set the Power-on state for the <Numlock> key. The options are Off and On.
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Wait For 'F1' If Error
Use this feature to force the system to wait until the 'F1' key is pressed if an error occurs.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
INT19 (Interrupt 19) Trap Response
Interrupt 19 is the software interrupt that handles the boot disk function. When this item is
set to Immediate, the ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will "capture" Interrupt 19 at bootup
immediately and allow the drives that are attached to these host adaptors to function as
bootable disks. If this item is set to Postponed, the ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will not
capture Interrupt 19 immediately and allow the drives attached to these adaptors to function
as bootable devices at bootup. The options are Immediate and Postponed.
Re-try Boot
If this item is enabled, the BIOS will automatically reboot the system from a specified boot
device after its initial boot failure. The options are Disabled, Legacy Boot, and EFI Boot.
Install Windows 7 USB Support
Enable this feature to use the USB keyboard and mouse during the Windows 7 installation,
since the native XHCI driver support is unavailable. Use a SATA optical drive as a USB drive,
and USB CD/DVD drives are not supported. Disable this feature after the XHCI driver has
been installed in Windows. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Power Configuration
Watch Dog Function
If enabled, the Watch Dog Timer will allow the system to reset or generate NMI based on
jumper settings when it is expired for more than 5 minutes. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
Power Button Function
This feature controls how the system shuts down when the power button is pressed. Select 4
Seconds Override for the user to power off the system after pressing and holding the power
button for 4 seconds or longer. Select Instant Off to instantly power off the system as soon
as the user presses the power button. 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 power state before a power loss. The options are Stay Off, Power On,
and Last State.
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CPU Configuration
The following CPU information will display:
•Displays the CPU model
•CPU Signature
•Microcode Patch
•Max CPU Speed
•Min CPU Speed
•CPU Speed
•Processor Cores
•Hyper Threading Technology
•Intel VT-x Technology
•Intel SMX Technology
•64-bit
•EIST Technology
•CPU C3 State
•CPU C6 State
•CPU C7 State
•L1 Data Cache
•L1 Code Cache
•L2 Cache
•L3 Cache
•L4 Cache
Hyper-threading (Available when supported by the CPU)
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
This feature determines how many CPU cores will be activated for each CPU. When all
is selected, all cores in the CPU will be activated. (Please refer to Intel's website for more
information.) The options are All and 1, 2, and 3.
Intel® Virtualization Technology
Select Enable to use Intel Virtualization Technology so that I/O device assignments will be
reported directly to the VMM (Virtual Memory Management) through the DMAR ACPI Tables.
This feature offers fully-protected I/O resource-sharing across the Intel platforms, providing
the user with greater reliability, security and availability in networking and data-sharing. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
Hardware Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU)
If set to Enabled, the hardware prefetcher will prefetch streams of data and instructions from
the main memory to the L2 cache to improve CPU performance. The options are Disabled
and Enabled.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch (Available when supported by the CPU)
The CPU prefetches the cache line for 64 bytes if this feature is set to Disabled. The CPU
prefetches both cache lines for 128 bytes as comprised if this feature is set to Enabled.
CPU AES
Select Enabled to enable Intel CPU Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Instructions for
CPU to enhance data integrity. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Boot Performance Mode
This feature allows the user to select the performance state that the BIOS will set before the
operating system handoff. The options are Power Saving, Max Non-Turbo Performance,
and Turbo Performance.
HardWare P-States (HWP)
Use this feature to enable or disable hardware P-States support. The options are Disabled
and Enabled.
Intel® SpeedStep™
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
and Enabled.
Turbo Mode
Select Enabled for processor cores to run faster than the frequency specified by the
manufacturer. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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Package Power Limit MSR Lock
Select Enabled to lock the package power limit for the model specific registers. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
Power Limit 1 Override
Select Enabled to support average power limit (PL1) override. The default setting is Disabled.
Power Limit 2 Override
Select Enabled to support rapid power limit (PL2) override. The default setting is Enabled.
Power Limit 2
Use this item to configure the value for Power Limit 2. The value is in milli watts and the step
size is 125mW. Use the number keys on your keyboard to enter the value. Enter 0 to use the
manufacture default setting. If the value is 0, the BIOS will set PL2 as 1.25* TDP.
1-Core Ratio Limit Override
This increases (multiplies) 1 clock speed in the CPU core in relation to the bus speed when
one CPU core is active. Press "+" or "-" on your keyboard to change the value. Enter 0 to
use the manufacture default setting.
2-Core Ratio Limit Override
This increases (multiplies) 2 clock speeds in the CPU core in relation to the bus speed when
two CPU cores are active. Press "+" or "-" on your keyboard to change the value. Enter 0 to
use the manufacture default setting.
3-Core Ratio Limit Override
This increases (multiplies) 3 clock speeds in the CPU core in relation to the bus speed when
three CPU cores are active. Press "+" or "-" on your keyboard to change the value. Enter 0
to use the manufacture default setting.
4-Core Ratio Limit Override
This increases (multiplies) 4 clock speeds in the CPU core in relation to the bus speed when
three CPU cores are active. Press "+" or "-" on your keyboard to change the value. Enter 0
to use the manufacture default setting.
CPU C-States
Use this feature to enable the C-State of the CPU. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Enhanced C-States
Use this feature to enable the enhanced C-State of the CPU. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
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C-State Auto Demotion
Use this feature to prevent unnecessary excursions into the C-states to improve latency. The
options are Disabled, C1, C3, and C1 and C3.
C-State Un-Demotion
This feature allows the user to enable or disable the un-demotion of C-State. The options are
Disabled, C1, C3, and C1 and C3
Package C-State Demotion
Use this feature to enable or disable the Package C-State demotion. The options are Disabled
and Enabled.
Package C-State Un-Demotion
Use this feature to enable or disable the Package C-State un-demotion. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
C-State Pre-Wake
This feature allows the user to enable or disable the C-State Pre-Wake. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
Package C-State Limit
Use this feature to set the Package C-State limit. The options are C0/C1, C2, C3, C6, C7,
C7s, C8, and Auto.
CPU Thermal Configuration
CPU DTS
Select Enabled for the ACPI thermal management to use the DTS SMM mechanism to
obtain CPU temperature values. Select Disabled for EC to report the CPU temperature
values. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
ACPI 3.0 T-States
Select Enabled to support CPU throttling by the operating system to reduce power
consumption. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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Chipset Configuration
Warning: Setting the wrong values in the following features may cause the system to malfunction.
System Agent (SA) Configuration
The following System Agent information will display:
•System Agent Bridge Name
•SA PCIe Code Version
•VT-d
VT-d
Select Enabled to enable Intel Virtualization Technology support for Direct I/O VT-d by
reporting the I/O device assignments to VMM through the DMAR ACPI Tables. This feature
offers fully-protected I/O resource-sharing across the Intel platforms, providing the user with
greater reliability, security and availability in networking and data-sharing. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
SW Guard Extensions (SGX)
Use this feature to enable or disable the Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX). SGX is a
set of CPU instructions that increases software security. The options are Disabled, Enabled,
and Software Controlled.
Select Owner EPOCH Input Type
Use this feature to select an Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) EPOCH mode. Each
mode has different values, which can be entered manually. The options are No Change
in Owner EPOCHs, Change to New Random Owner EPOCHs, and Manual User Defined
Owner EPOCHs.
PRMRR Size
The BIOS must reserve a contiguous region of Processor Reserved Memory (PRM) in the
Processor Reserved Memory Range Register (PRMRR). This feature appears if SW Guard
Extensions is set to Enabled. The options are Auto, 32MB, 64MB, and 128MB.
Graphics Configuration
Primary Display
Use this feature to select the graphics device to be used as the primary display. The options
are PEG and PCIE.
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Primary PEG
This feature allows the user to select the primary PCI Express Graphics (PEG) slot. The
default is CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8 (IN X8).
Primary PCIE (PCI-Express Graphics)
This feature allows the user to specify which graphics card to be used as the primary
graphics card. The default is PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4).
DMI/OPI Configuration
The following DMI information will display:
•DMI
DMI VC1 Control
Use this feature to enable or disable DMI Virtual Channel 1. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
DMI VCm Control
Use this feature to enable or disable the DMI Virtual Channel map. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
CPU DMI Link ASPM Control
Use this feature to set the ASPM (Active State Power Management) state on the SA (System
Agent) side of the DMI Link. The options are Disabled and L1.
DMI Extended Sync Control
Use this feature to enable or disable the DMI extended synchronization. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
DMI De-Emphasis Control
Use this feature to configure the De-emphasis control on DMI. The options are -6 dB and
-3.5 dB.
PEG Port Configuration
LSI SAS3008
SAS3008 Max Link Speed
Use this item to configure the SAS3008 link speed. The options are Auto, Gen1, Gen2,
and Gen3.
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SAS3008 Max Payload Size
Select Auto for the system BIOS to automatically set the maximum payload value for the
PEG0 device to enhance system performance. The options are Auto, 128 TLP, and 256
TLP.
SAS3008 ASPM Support
Use this item to set the Active State Power Management (ASPM) level for a PCI-E device.
Select Auto for the system BIOS to automatically set the ASPM level based on the system
configuration. Select Disabled to disable ASPM support. Disabled, Auto, ASPM L0s, ASPM
L1, and ASPM L0s & L1.
SAS3008 Power Limit Value
Use this feature to set the upper limit on the power supplied by the specified slot. Press
"+" or "-" on your keyboard to change this value. The default setting is 75.
SAS3008 Power Limit Scale
Use this feature to select the scale used for the slot power limit value. The options are
1.0x, 0.1x, 0.01x, and 0.001x.
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8
SLOT6 Max Link Speed
Use this item to configure the link speed of a PCI-E port specified by the user. The options
are Auto, Gen1, Gen2, and Gen3.
SLOT6 Max Payload Size
Select Auto for the system BIOS to automatically set the maximum payload value for a PCI-E
device to enhance system performance. The options are Auto, 128 TLP, and 256 TLP.
SLOT6 ASPM Support
Use this item to set the Active State Power Management (ASPM) level for a PCI-E device.
Select Auto for the system BIOS to automatically set the ASPM level based on the system
configuration. Select Disabled to disable ASPM support. The options are Disabled, Auto,
ASPM L0s, ASPM L1, and ASPM L0s & L1.
SLOT6 Power Limit Value
Use this feature to set the upper limit on the power supplied by the PCIE slot. Press "+"
or "-" on your keyboard to change this value. The default setting is 75.
SLOT6 Power Limit Scale
Use this feature to select the scale used for the slot power limit value. The options are
1.0x, 0.1x, 0.01x, and 0.001x.
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Program PCIe ASPM After OPROM
PCIe ASPM, the Active State Power Management for PCI Express slots, is a power
management protocol used to manage power consumption of serial-link devices installed
on PCI-Exp slots during a prolonged off-peak time. If this item is set to Enabled, PCI-E
ASMP will be programmed after OPROM. If this item is set to Disabled, the PCI-E ASPM
will be programmed before OPROM. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Memory Configuration
The following memory information will display:
•Memory RC Version
•Memory Frequency
•Total Memory
•VDD
•DIMMA1
•DIMMA2
•DIMMB1
•DIMMB2
•Memory Timings (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS)
Maximum Memory Frequency
Use this feature to set the maximum memory frequency for onboard memory modules. The
options are Auto, 1067, 1200, 1333, 1400, 1600, 1800, 1867, 2000, 2133, 2200, and 2400.
Max TOLUD
This feature sets the maximum TOLUD value, which specifies the "Top of Low Usable
DRAM" memory space to be used by internal graphics devices, GTT Stolen Memory, and
TSEG, respectively, if these devices are enabled. The options are Dynamic, 1 GB, 1.25
GB, 1.5 GB, 1.75 GB, 2 GB, 2.25 GB, 2.5 GB, 2.75 GB, 3 GB, 3.25 GB, and 3.5 GB.
Energy Performance Gain
Use this feature to enable or disable the energy performance gain. The options are Disabled
and Enabled.
Memory Scrambler
Select Enabled to enable memory scrambler support. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
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Fast Boot
Use this feature to enable or disable fast path through the memory reference code. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
REFRESH_2X_MODE
Use this feature to select the refresh mode. The options are Disabled, 1-Enabled for WARM
or HOT, and 2-Enabled HOT only.
Closed Loop Thermal Management
Use this feature to monitor the power consumption and temperature of the system to predict
a thermal trend. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
GT - Power Management Control
The following GT - Power Management Control information will display:
•GT Info
RC6 (Render Standby)
Select Enabled to enable render standby support. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
PCH-IO Configuration
The following PCH-IO information will display:
•Intel PCH RC Version
•Intel PCH SKU Name
•Intel PCH Rev ID
PCI Express Configuration
PCH DMI Link ASPM Control
Use this feature to set the ASPM (Active State Power Management) state on the SA (System
Agent) side of the DMI Link. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Peer Memory Write Enable
Use this feature to enable or disable peer memory write. The options are Disabled or
Enabled.
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PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4)
SLOT4 ASPM Support
Use this item to set the Active State Power Management (ASPM) level for a PCI-E device.
Select Auto for the system BIOS to automatically set the ASPM level based on the system
configuration. Select Disabled to disable ASPM support. The options are Disabled, L0s,
L1, L0s & L1, and Auto.
SLOT4 L1 Substates
Use this feature to configure the PCI Express L1 Substates. The options are Disabled,
L1.1, L1.2, and L1.1 & L1.2
SLOT4 PCIe Speed
Use this feature to select the PCI Express port speed. The options are Auto, Gen1, Gen2,
and Gen3.
SLOT4 Detect Non-Compliance Device
Select Enabled for the AMI BIOS to automatically detect a PCI-E device that is not compliant
with the PCI-E standards. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
X550 PCI-E 3.0 X4
X550 ASPM Support
Use this item to set the Active State Power Management (ASPM) level for a PCI-E device.
Select Auto for the system BIOS to automatically set the ASPM level based on the system
configuration. Select Disabled to disable ASPM support. The options are Disabled, L0s,
L1, L0s & L1, and Auto.
X550 L1 Substates
Use this feature to configure the PCI Express L1 Substates. The options are Disabled,
L1.1, L1.2, and L1.1 & L1.2
X550 PCIe Speed
Use this feature to select the PCI Express port speed. The options are Auto, Gen1, Gen2,
and Gen3.
X550 Detect Non-Compliance Device
Select Enabled for the AMI BIOS to automatically detect a PCI-E device that is not compliant
with the PCI-E standards. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Port 61h bit-4 Emulation
Select Enabled to enable the emulation of Port 61h bit-4 toggling in SMM (System Management
Mode). The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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PCIe PLL SSC
Enable this feature to reduce EMI interference by down spreading clock 0.5%. Disable this
feature to centralize the clock without spreading. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
SATA Configuration
When this submenu is selected, the AMI BIOS automatically detects the presence of the SATA
devices that are supported by the Intel PCH chip and displays the following items:
SATA Controller(s)
This item enables or disables the onboard SATA controller supported by the Intel PCH chip.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
SATA Mode Selection
Use this item to select the mode for the installed SATA drives. The options are AHCI and RAID.
*If the item above "SATA Mode Selection" is set to RAID, the following items will
display:
SATA RAID Option ROM/UEFI Driver
Select UEFI to load the EFI drvier for system boot. Select Legacy to load a legacy driver for
system boot. The options are Legacy ROM and UEFI Driver.
SATA Frozen
Use this item to enable the HDD Security Frozen Mode. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Serial ATA Port 0 ~ Port 7
This item displays the information detected on the installed SATA drive on the particular
SATA port.
•Model number of drive and capacity
•Software Preserve Support
Port 0 ~ Port 7 Hot Plug
This feature designates the SATA port specified for hot plugging. Set this item to Enabled
for hot-plugging support, which will allow the user to replace a SATA disk drive without
shutting down the system. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Port 0 ~ Port 7 Spin Up Device
On an edge detect from 0 to 1, set this item to allow the PCH to initialize the device. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Port 0 ~ Port 7 SATA Device Type
Use this item to specify if the SATA port specified by the user should be connected to a Solid
State drive or a Hard Disk Drive. The options are Hard Disk Drive and Solid State Drive.
PCIe/PCI/PnP Configuration
The following information will display:
•PCI Bus Driver Version
•PCI Devices Common Settings:
PCI Latency Timer
Use this feature to set the latency Timer of each PCI device installed on a PCI bus. Select
32 to set the PCI latency to 32 PCI clock cycles. The options are 32 PCI Bus Clocks, 64
PCI Bus Clocks, 96 PCI Bus Clocks, 128 PCI Bus Clocks, 160 PCI Bus Clocks, 192 PCI Bus
Clocks, 224 PCI Bus Clocks, and 248 PCI Bus Clocks.
PCI-X Latency Timer
Use this feature to set the latency Timer of each PCI-X device installed on a PCI bus. Select
64 to set the PCI latency to 64 PCI clock cycles. The options are 32 PCI Bus Clocks, 64 PCI
Bus Clocks, 96 PCI Bus Clocks, 128 PCI Bus Clocks, 160 PCI Bus Clocks, 192 PCI Bus
Clocks, 224 PCI Bus Clocks, and 248 PCI Bus Clocks.
PCI PERR/SERR Support
Select Enabled to allow a PCI device to generate a PERR/SERR number for a PCI Bus Signal
Error Event. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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 Disabled and Enabled.
SR-IOV Support
Use this feature to enable or disable Single Root IO Virtualization Support. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
PCH SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X2 (IN X4) OPROM
Use this feature to select which firmware type to be loaded for the add-on card in this slot.
The options are Disabled, Legacy, and EFI.
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8 OPROM
Use this feature to select which firmware type to be loaded for the add-on card in this slot.
The options are Disabled, Legacy, and EFI.
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Onboard 10G LAN Option ROM Type
Use this item to select the Onboard 10G LAN Option ROM type. The options are Disabled,
Legacy, and EFI.
Onboard SAS Option ROM
Select Enabled to enable SAS Option ROM support to boot the computer using a SAS device
specified by the user. The options are Disabled, Legacy, and EFI.
Onboard Video Option ROM
Use this item to select the Onboard Video Option ROM type. The options are Disabled,
Legacy, and EFI.
Network Stack
Select Enabled to enable PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) or UEFI (Unified Extensible
Firmware Interface) for network stack support. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
IPv4 PXE Support
Select Enabled to enable IPv4 PXE boot support. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
IPv6 PXE Support
Select Enabled to enable IPv6 PXE boot support. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
PXE boot wait time
Use this option to specify the wait time to press the ESC key to abort the PXE boot. Press
"+" or "-" on your keyboard to change the value. The default setting is 0.
Media detect count
Use this option to specify the number of times media will be checked. Press "+" or "-" on your
keyboard to change the value. The default setting is 1.
Super IO Configuration
The following Super IO information will display:
•Super IO Chip AST2400
Super IO Chip Logical Device(s) Configuration
Serial Port 1
Serial Port 1 Configuration
This submenu allows the user the configure settings of Serial Port 1.
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Serial Port 1
Select Enabled to enable the selected onboard serial port. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
Logical Device Settings
This item displays the status of a serial part specified by the user.
Serial Port 1 Change Settings
This feature specifies the base I/O port address and the Interrupt Request address of a serial
port specified by the user. Select Auto to allow the BIOS to automatically assign the base
I/O and IRQ address. The options are Auto, (IO=3F8h; IRQ=4;), (IO=3F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 9, 10, 11, 12;), (IO=2F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;), (IO=3E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
9, 10, 11, 12;), and (IO=2E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;).
Serial Port 2
Serial Port 2 Configuration
This submenu allows the user the configure settings of Serial Port 1.
Serial Port 2
Select Enabled to enable the selected onboard serial port. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
Logical Device Settings
This item displays the status of a serial part specified by the user.
Serial Port 2 Change Settings
This feature specifies the base I/O port address and the Interrupt Request address of a serial
port specified by the user. Select Auto to allow the BIOS to automatically assign the base
I/O and IRQ address. The options are Auto, (IO=2F8h; IRQ=3;), (IO=3F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 9, 10, 11, 12;), (IO=2F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;), (IO=3E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
9, 10, 11, 12;), and (IO=2E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;).
Serial Port 2 Attribute (Available for Serial Port 2 only)
Select SOL to use COM Port 2 as a Serial Over LAN (SOL) port for console redirection. The
options are SOL and COM.
Intel Server Platform Services
The following Intel Server Platform Services information will display:
•ME BIOS Interface Version
•SPS Version
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•ME FW Status Value
•ME FW State
•ME FW Operation State
•ME FW Error Code
•ME NM FW Status Value
•BIOS Booting Mode
•Cores Disabled
•ME FW SKU Information
•End-of-POST Status
Serial Port Console Redirection
COM1 Console Redirection
Select Enabled to enable console redirection support for a serial port specified by the user.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
*If the item above set to Enabled, the following items will become available for user's
configuration:
COM1 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.
COM1 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
VT100, VT100+, VT-UTF8, and ANSI.
COM1 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).
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COM1 Data Bits
Use this feature to set the data transmission size for Console Redirection. The options are
7 Bits and 8 Bits.
COM1 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 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.
COM1 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.
COM1 Flow Control
Use this feature 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.
COM1 VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
Select Enabled to enable VT-UTF8 Combination Key support for ANSI/VT100 terminals. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
COM1 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.
COM1 Resolution 100x31
Select Enabled for extended-terminal resolution support. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
COM1 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.
COM1 Putty KeyPad
This feature selects the settings for Function Keys and KeyPad used for Putty, which is a
terminal emulator designed for the Windows OS. The options are VT100, LINUX, XTERMR6,
SC0, ESCN, and VT400.
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COM1 Redirection After BIOS POST
Use this feature to enable or disable legacy console redirection after BIOS POST. When set to
Bootloader, legacy console redirection is disabled before booting the OS. When set to Always
Enable, legacy console redirection remains enabled when booting the OS. The options are
Always Enable and Bootloader.
SOL/COM2
SOL/COM2 Console Redirection
Select Enabled to use the SOL port for Console Redirection. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
*If the item above set to Enabled, the following items will become available for user's
configuration:
SOL/COM2 Console Redirection Settings
Use this feature to specify how the host computer will exchange data with the client computer,
which is the remote computer used by the user.
COM2 Terminal Type
Use this feature 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.
COM2 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).
COM2 Data Bits
Use this feature to set the data transmission size for Console Redirection. The options are
7 Bits and 8 Bits.
COM2 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 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.
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COM2 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.
COM2 Flow Control
Use this feature 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.
COM2 VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
Select Enabled to enable VT-UTF8 Combination Key support for ANSI/VT100 terminals. The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
COM2 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.
COM2 Resolution 100x31
Select Enabled for extended-terminal resolution support. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
COM2 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.
COM2 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, SCO, ESCN, and
VT400.
COM2 Redirection After BIOS POST
Use this feature to enable or disable legacy Console Redirection after BIOS POST. When
set to Bootloader, legacy Console Redirection is disabled before booting the OS. When set
to Always Enable, legacy Console Redirection remains enabled when booting the OS. The
options are Always Enable and Bootloader.
EMS (Emergency Management Services) Console Redirection
Select Enabled to use a COM port selected by the user for EMS Console Redirection. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
*If the item above set to Enabled, the following items will become available for user's
configuration:
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EMS 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 Mgmt Port
The feature selects a serial port in a client server to be used by the Microsoft Windows
Emergency Management Services (EMS) to communicate with a remote host server. The
options are COM1 and SOL/COM2.
Terminal Type
Use this feature 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 VT100, VT100+, VTUTF8, and ANSI.
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
Use this item 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
ACPI Settings
High Precision Event Timer
Select Enabled to activate the High Performance Event Timer (HPET) that produces periodic
interrupts at a much higher frequency than a Real-time Clock (RTC) does in synchronizing
multimedia streams, providing smooth playback and reducing the 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 Disabled and Enabled.
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WHEA Support
Select Enabled to support the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) platform and
provide a common infrastructure for the system to handle hardware errors within the Windows
OS environment to reduce system crashes and to enhance system recovery and health
monitoring. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Trusted Computing
Security Device Support
If this feature and the TPM jumper on the motherboard are both set to Enabled, onbaord
security devices will be enabled for TPM (Trusted Platform Module) support to enhance data
integrity and network security. Please reboot the system for a change on this setting to take
effect. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
*If the item above set to Enabled, the following items will become available for user's
configuration:
The following Platform Configuration Register information will display:
Active PCR banks
Available PCR banks
SHA-1 PCR Bank
Use this item to disable or enable the SHA-1 Platform Configuration Register (PCR) bank for
the installed TPM device. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
SHA256 PCR Bank
Use this item to disable or enable the SHA256 Platform Configuration Register (PCR) bank
for the installed TPM device. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
TPM State
This feature changes the TPM State. The options are Disabled and Enabled. Note: The
system will restart to change the TPM State.
Pending TPM operation
Use this item to schedule a TPM-related operation to be performed by a security device for
system data integrity. Your system will reboot to carry out a pending TPM operation. The
options are None and TPM Clear.
Platform Hierarchy
Use this item to disable or enable platform hierarchy for platform protection. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
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Storage Hierarchy
Use this item to disable or enable storage hierarchy for cryptographic protection. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
Endorsement Hierarchy
Use this item to disable or enable endorsement hierarchy for privacy control. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
Hash Policy
Use this item to select which hash policy to use. SHA-1 is the most secured, but it may not
be supported by all operating systems. The options are Sha-1 and Sha256.
Device Select
Use this feature to select the TPM version. TPM 1.2 will restrict support to TPM 1.2 devices.
TPM 2.0 will restrict support for TPM 2.0 devices. Select Auto to enable support for both
versions. The default setting is Auto.
The following are informational status messages that indicate the current TPM State:
TPM Enabled Status
TPM Active Status
TPM Owner Status
TXT Support
Intel TXT (Trusted Execution Technology) helps protect against software-based attacks and
ensures protection, confidentiality and integrity of data stored or created on the system. Use
this feature to enable or disable TXT Support. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
iSCSi Configuration
iSCSI Initiator Name
This feature allows the user to enter the unique name of the iSCSI Initiator in IQN format.
Once the name of the iSCSI Initiator is entered into the system, configure the proper settings
for the following items.
Add an Attempt
Delete Attempts
Change Attempt order
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Intel Ethernet Controller X550 - 00:25:90:5D:AF:26
NIC Configuration
Link Speed
This feature allows the user to specify the port speed used for the selected boot protocol.
The options are Auto Negotiated, 10 Mbps Half, 10 Mbps Full, 100 Mbps Half, and 100
Mbps Full.
Wake On LAN
Select Enabled for Wake_On_LAN support, which will allow the system to "wake up" when
an onboard device receives an incoming signal. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Blink LEDs
Use this feature to identify the physical network port by blinking the associated LED. Use the
keyboard to select a value.
UEFI Driver
This item displays the UEFI driver version.
Adapter PBA
This item displays the Processor Bus Adapter (PBA) model number. The PBA number is a
nine digit number (i.e., 010B00-000) located near the serial number.
Device Name
This item displays the adapter device name.
Chip Type
This item displays the network adapter chipset name.
PCI Device ID
This item displays the device ID number.
PCI Address
This item displays the PCI address for this computer. PCI addresses are three two-digit
hexadecimal numbers.
Link Status
This item displays the connection status.
MAC Address
This item displays the MAC address for this computer. Mac addresses are six two-digit
hexadecimal numbers.
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Virtual MAC Address
This item displays the Virtual MAC address for this computer. Mac addresses are six two-digit
hexadecimal numbers.
Intel Ethernet Controller X550 - 00:25:90:5D:AF:27
NIC Configuration
Link Speed
This feature allows the user to specify the port speed used for the selected boot protocol.
The options are Auto Negotiated, 10 Mbps Half, 10 Mbps Full, 100 Mbps Half, and 100
Mbps Full.
Wake On LAN
Select Enabled for Wake_On_LAN support, which will allow the system to "wake up" when
an onboard device receives an incoming signal. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Blink LEDs
Use this feature to identify the physical network port by blinking the associated LED. Use the
keybaord to select a value.
UEFI Driver
This item displays the UEFI driver version.
Adapter PBA
This item displays the Processor Bus Adapter (PBA) model number. The PBA number is a
nine digit number (i.e., 010B00-000) located near the serial number.
Device Name
This item displays the adapter device name.
Chip Type
This item displays the network adapter chipset name.
PCI Device ID
This item displays the device ID number.
PCI Address
This item displays the PCI address for this computer. PCI addresses are three two-digit
hexadecimal numbers.
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Link Status
This item displays the connection status.
MAC Address
This item displays the MAC address for this computer. Mac addresses are six two-digit
hexadecimal numbers.
Virtual MAC Address
This item displays the Virtual MAC address for this computer. Mac addresses are six two-digit
hexadecimal numbers.
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4.4Event Logs
Use this feature to configure Event Log settings.
Change SMBIOS Event Log Settings
Enabling/Disabling Options
SMBIOS Event Log
Change this item to enable or disable all features of the SMBIOS Event Logging during system
boot. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Erasing Settings
Erase Event Log
If No is selected, data stored in the event log will not be erased. Select Yes, Next Reset, data
in the event log will be erased upon next system reboot. Select Yes, Every Reset, data in
the event log will be erased upon every system reboot. The options are No, Yes, Next reset,
and Yes, Every reset.
When Log is Full
Select Erase Immediately for all messages to be automatically erased from the event log
when the event log memory is full. The options are Do Nothing and Erase Immediately.
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SMBIOS Event Long Standard Settings
Log System Boot Event
This option toggles the System Boot Event logging to enabled or disabled. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
MECI
The Multiple Event Count Increment (MECI) counter counts the number of occurences that
a duplicate event must happen before the MECI counter is incremented. This is a numeric
value. The default value is 1.
METW
The Multiple Event Time Window (METW) defines number of minutes must pass between
duplicate log events before MECI is incremented. This is in minutes, from 0 to 99. The default
value is 60.
Note: After making changes on a setting, be sure to reboot the system for the changes
to take effect.
View SMBIOS Event Log
This section displays the contents of the SMBIOS Event Log.
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4.5 IPMI
Use this feature to configure Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) settings.
BMC Firmware Revision
This item indicates the IPMI firmware revision used in your system.
IPMI Status (Baseboard Management Controller)
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.
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.
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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.
Note: After making changes on a setting, be sure to reboot the system for the changes
to take effect.
BMC Network Configuration
BMC Network Configuration
IPMI LAN Selection
This item displays the IPMI LAN setting. The default setting is Failover.
IPMI Network Link Status
This item displays the IPMI Network Link status. The default setting is Dedicated LAN.
Update IPMI LAN Configuration
Select Yes for the BIOS to implement all IP/MAC address changes at the next system boot.
The options are No and Yes.
*If the item above set to Yes, the following item will become available for user's
configuration:
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.
Configuration Address Source
This item displays the current configuration address for this computer.
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).
Subnet Mask
This item displays the sub-network that this computer belongs to. The value of each threedigit number separated by dots should not exceed 255.
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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., 172.31.0.1).
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4.6 Security
This menu allows the user to configure the following security settings for the system.
Password Check
Select Setup for the system to check for a password at Setup. Select Always for the system
to check for a password at bootup or upon entering the BIOS Setup utility. The options are
Setup and Always.
Administrator Password
Press Enter to create a new, or change an existing Administrator password.
Secure Boot Menu
This section displays the contents of the following secure boot features:
•System Mode
•Secure Boot
•Vendor Keys
Secure Boot
Use this item to enable secure boot. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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Secure Boot Mode
Use this item to select the secure boot mode. The options are Standard and Custom.
CSM Support
Select Enabled to support the EFI Compatibility Support Module (CSM), which provides
compatibility support for traditional legacy BIOS for system boot. The options are Disabled
and Enabled.
Key Management
This submenu allows the user to configure the following Key Management settings.
Provision Factory Default Keys
Select Enabled to install the default Secure-Boot keys set by the manufacturer. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
Enroll All Factory Default Keys
Select Yes to install all default secure keys set by the manufacturer. The options are Yes
and No.
Save All Secure Boot Variables
This feature allows the user to decide if all secure boot variables should be saved.
Platform Key (PK)
This feature allows the user to configure the settings of the platform keys.
Set New Key
Select Yes to load the new platform keys (PK) from the manufacturer's defaults. Select No
to load the platform keys from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Key Exchange Key
Set New Key
Select Yes to load the KEK from the manufacturer's defaults. Select No to load the KEK from
a file. The options are Yes and No.
Append Key
Select Yes to add the KEK from the manufacturer's defaults list to the existing KEK. Select
No to load the KEK from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Authorized Signatures
Set New Key
Select Yes to load the database from the manufacturer's defaults. Select No to load the DB
from a file. The options are Yes and No.
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Append Key
Select Yes to add the database from the manufacturer's defaults to the existing DB. Select
No to load the DB from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Forbiden Signatures
Set New Key
Select Yes to load the DBX from the manufacturer's defaults. Select No to load the DBX from
a file. The options are Yes and No.
Append Key
Select Yes to add the DBX from the manufacturer's defaults to the existing DBX. Select No
to load the DBX from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Authorized TimeStamps
Set New Key
Select Yes to load the DBT from the manufacturer's defaults. Select No to load the DBT from
a file. The options are Yes and No.
Append Key
Select Yes to add the DBT from the manufacturer's defaults list to the existing DBT. Select
No to load the DBT from a file. The options are Yes and No.
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4.7 Boot
Use this feature to configure Boot Settings:
Boot Mode Select
Use this item to select the type of device that the system is going to boot from. The options
are Legacy, UEFI, and Dual. The default setting is Dual.
Fixed Boot Order Priorities
This option prioritizes the order of bootable devices that the system to boot from. Press
<Enter> on each entry from top to bottom to select devices.
*If the item above set to Legacy, UEFI/Dual the following items will be displayed:
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual/Boot Order #1
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual/Boot Order #2
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual/Boot Order #3
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual/Boot Order #4
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual/Boot Order #5
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual/Boot Order #6
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual/Boot Order #7
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•Legacy/UEFI/Dual/Boot Order #8
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual/Boot Order #9
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual/Boot Order #10
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual/Boot Order #11
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual/Boot Order #12
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual/Boot Order #13
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual/Boot Order #14
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual/Boot Order #15
Delete Boot Option
Use this feature to remove a pre-defined boot device from which the system will boot during
startup.
The settings are [any pre-defined boot device].
UEFI NETWORK Drive BBS Priorities
This feature allows the user to specify which UEFI network drive devices are boot devices.
•UEFI Boot Order #1
•UEFI Boot Order #2
•UEFI Boot Order #3
•UEFI Boot Order #4
UEFI Application Boot Priorities
This feature allows the user to specify which UEFI devices are boot devices.
•UEFI Boot Order #1
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4.8 Save & Exit
Select the Exit tab from the BIOS setup utility screen to enter the Exit BIOS Setup screen.
Discard Changes and Exit
Select this option to quit the BIOS Setup without making any permanent changes to the
system configuration, and reboot the computer. Select Discard Changes and Exit from the
Exit menu and press <Enter>.
Save Changes and Reset
When you have completed the system configuration changes, select this option to leave the
BIOS setup utility and reboot the computer, so the new system configuration parameters can
take effect. Select Save Changes and Exit from the Exit menu and press <Enter>.
Save Changes
After completing the system configuration changes, select this option to save the changes
you have made. This will not reset (reboot) the system.
Discard Changes
Select this option and press <Enter> to discard all the changes and return to the AMI BIOS
utility Program.
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Default Options
Restore Optimized Defaults
To set this feature, select Restore Optimized Defaults from the Save & Exit menu and press
<Enter>. These are factory settings designed for maximum system stability, but not for
maximum performance.
Save As User Defaults
To set this feature, select Save as User Defaults from the Exit menu and press <Enter>. This
enables the user to save any changes to the BIOS setup for future use.
Restore User Defaults
To set this feature, select Restore User Defaults from the Exit menu and press <Enter>. Use
this feature to retrieve user-defined settings that were saved previously.
Boot Override
Listed on this section are other boot options for the system (i.e., Built-in EFI shell). Select an
option and press <Enter>. Your system will boot to the selected boot option.
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Appendix A
BIOS Codes
A.1BIOS Error POST (Beep) Codes
During the POST (Power-On Self-Test) routines, which are performed each time the system
is powered on, errors may occur.
Non-fatal errors are those which, in most cases, allow the system to continue the boot-up
process. The error messages normally appear on the screen.
Fatal errors are those which will not allow the system to continue the boot-up procedure. If
a fatal error occurs, you should consult with your system manufacturer for possible repairs.
These fatal errors are usually communicated through a series of audible beeps. The numbers
on the fatal error list (on the following page) correspond to the number of beeps for the
corresponding error. All errors listed, with the exception of Beep Code 8, are fatal errors.
BIOS Beep (POST) Codes
Beep Code
Error Message
Description
1 beep
Refresh
Circuits have been reset (Ready to power up)
5 short, 1 long
Memory error
No memory detected in system
5 long, 2 short
Display memory read/write error
Video adapter missing or with faulty memory
1 long continuous
System OH
System overheat condition
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A.2Additional BIOS POST Codes
The AMI BIOS supplies additional checkpoint codes, which are documented online at http://
www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/ ("AMI BIOS POST Codes User's Guide").
When BIOS performs the Power On Self Test, it writes checkpoint codes to I/O port 0080h.
If the computer cannot complete the boot process, a diagnostic card can be attached to the
computer to read I/O port 0080h (Supermicro p/n AOC-LPC80-20).
For information on AMI updates, please refer to http://www.ami.com/products/.
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Appendix B
Software Installation
B.1Installing Software Programs
The Supermicro FTP site contains drivers and utilities for your system at ftp://ftp.supermicro.
com. Some of these must be installed, such as the chipset driver.
After accessing the FTP site, go into the CDR_Images directory and locate the ISO file for
your motherboard. Download this file to create a CD/DVD of the drivers and utilities it contains.
(You may also use a utility to extract the ISO file if preferred.)
After creating a CD/DVD with the ISO files, insert the disk into the CD/DVD drive on your
system and the display shown in Figure B-1 should appear.
Another option is to go to the Supermicro website at http://www.supermicro.com/products/.
Find the product page for your motherboard here, where you may download individual drivers
and utilities to your hard drive or a USB flash drive and install from there.
Note: To install the Windows OS, please refer to the instructions posted on our website
at http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/.
Figure B-1. Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
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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.
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.
B.2SuperDoctor® 5
The Supermicro SuperDoctor 5 is a hardware monitoring program that functions in a
command-line or web-based interface in Windows and Linux operating systems. The program
monitors system health information such as CPU temperature, system voltages, system
power consumption, fan speed, and provides alerts via email or Simple Network Management
Protocol (SNMP).
SuperDoctor 5 comes in local and remote management versions and can be used with
Nagios to maximize your system monitoring needs. With SuperDoctor 5 Management Server
(SSM Server), you can remotely control power on/off and reset chassis intrusion for multiple
systems with SuperDoctor 5 or IPMI. SD5 Management Server monitors HTTP, FTP, and
SMTP services to optimize the efficiency of your operation.
Note: The default Username and Password for SuperDoctor 5 is admin / admin.
Figure B-2. SuperDoctor 5 Interface Display Screen (Health Information)
Note: The SuperDoctor 5 program and user’s manual can be downloaded from the
Supermicro website at http://www.supermicro.com/products/nfo/sms_sd5.cfm.
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Appendix C
Standardized Warning Statements
The following statements are industry standard warnings, provided to warn the user of
situations which have the potential for bodily injury. Should you have questions or experience
difficulty, contact Supermicro's Technical Support department for assistance. Only certified
technicians should attempt to install or configure components.
Read this section in its entirety before installing or configuring components.
These warnings may also be found on our website at http://www.supermicro.com/about/
policies/safety_information.cfm.
Battery Handling
Warning! There is the danger of explosion if the battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace
the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions
電池の取り扱い
電池交換が正しく行われなかった場合、破裂の危険性があります。 交換する電池はメーカーが推
奨する型、
または同等のものを使用下さい。使用済電池は製造元の指示に従って処分して下さい。
警告
电池更换不当会有爆炸危险。请只使用同类电池或制造商推荐的功能相当的电池更换原有电
池。请按制造商的说明处理废旧电池。
警告
電池更換不當會有爆炸危險。請使用製造商建議之相同或功能相當的電池更換原有電池。請按
照製造商的說明指示處理廢棄舊電池。
Warnung
Bei Einsetzen einer falschen Batterie besteht Explosionsgefahr. Ersetzen Sie die Batterie nur
durch den gleichen oder vom Hersteller empfohlenen Batterietyp. Entsorgen Sie die benutzten
Batterien nach den Anweisungen des Herstellers.
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Attention
Danger d'explosion si la pile n'est pas remplacée correctement. Ne la remplacer que par une
pile de type semblable ou équivalent, recommandée par le fabricant. Jeter les piles usagées
conformément aux instructions du fabricant.
¡Advertencia!
Existe peligro de explosión si la batería se reemplaza de manera incorrecta. Reemplazar la
batería exclusivamente con el mismo tipo o el equivalente recomendado por el fabricante.
Desechar las baterías gastadas según las instrucciones del fabricante.
!‫אזהרה‬
‫ יש להחליף‬.‫קיימת סכנת פיצוץ של הסוללה במידה והוחלפה בדרך לא תקינה‬
.‫את הסוללה בסוג התואם מחברת יצרן מומלצת‬
.‫סילוק הסוללות המשומשות יש לבצע לפי הוראות היצרן‬
‫هناك خطر من انفجار في حالة اسحبذال البطارية بطريقة غير صحيحة فعليل‬
‫اسحبذال البطارية‬
‫فقط بنفس النىع أو ما يعادلها مما أوصث به الشرمة المصنعة‬
‫جخلص من البطاريات المسحعملة وفقا لحعليمات الشرمة الصانعة‬
경고!
배터리가 올바르게 교체되지 않으면 폭발의 위험이 있습니다. 기존 배터리와 동일하거나
제조사에서 권장하는 동등한 종류의 배터리로만 교체해야 합니다. 제조사의 안내에 따라
사용된 배터리를 처리하여 주십시오.
Waarschuwing
Er is ontploffingsgevaar indien de batterij verkeerd vervangen wordt. Vervang de batterij
slechts met hetzelfde of een equivalent type die door de fabrikant aanbevolen wordt. Gebruikte
batterijen dienen overeenkomstig fabrieksvoorschriften afgevoerd te worden.
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Product Disposal
Warning! Ultimate disposal of this product should be handled according to all national
laws and regulations.
製品の廃棄
この製品を廃棄処分する場合、国の関係する全ての法律・条例に従い処理する必要があります。
警告
本产品的废弃处理应根据所有国家的法律和规章进行。
警告
本產品的廢棄處理應根據所有國家的法律和規章進行。
Warnung
Die Entsorgung dieses Produkts sollte gemäß allen Bestimmungen und Gesetzen des Landes
erfolgen.
¡Advertencia!
Al deshacerse por completo de este producto debe seguir todas las leyes y reglamentos
nacionales.
Attention
La mise au rebut ou le recyclage de ce produit sont généralement soumis à des lois et/ou
directives de respect de l'environnement. Renseignez-vous auprès de l'organisme compétent.
‫סילוק המוצר‬
!‫אזהרה‬
.‫סילוק סופי של מוצר זה חייב להיות בהתאם להנחיות וחוקי המדינה‬
‫عند التخلص النهائي من هذا المنتج ينبغي التعامل معه وفقا لجميع القىانين واللىائح الىطنية‬
경고!
이 제품은 해당 국가의 관련 법규 및 규정에 따라 폐기되어야 합니다.
Waarschuwing
De uiteindelijke verwijdering van dit product dient te geschieden in overeenstemming met alle
nationale wetten en reglementen.
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Appendix D
UEFI BIOS Recovery
Warning: Do not upgrade the BIOS unless your system has a BIOS-related issue. Flashing
the wrong BIOS can cause irreparable damage to the system. In no event shall Supermicro
be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising from a BIOS
update. If you need to update the BIOS, do not shut down or reset the system while the BIOS
is updating. Doing so may cause a boot failure.
D.1Overview
The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) provides a software-based interface
between the operating system and the platform firmware in the pre-boot environment.
The UEFI specification supports an architecture-independent mechanism for add-on card
initialization to allow the UEFI OS loader, which is stored in the add-on card, to boot the
system. The UEFI offers clean, hands-off control to a computer system at bootup.
D.2Recovering the UEFI BIOS Image
A UEFI BIOS flash chip consists of a recovery BIOS block and a main BIOS block (a main
BIOS image). The boot block contains critical BIOS codes, including memory detection and
recovery codes for the user to flash a new BIOS image if the original main BIOS image
is corrupted. When the system power is on, the boot block codes execute first. Once it is
completed, the main BIOS code will continue with system initialization and bootup.
Note: Follow the BIOS recovery instructions below for BIOS recovery when the main
BIOS boot crashes. However, if the BIOS boot block crashes, you will need to follow
the procedures below for BIOS recovery.
D.3Recovering the BIOS Block with a USB Device
This feature allows the user to recover a BIOS image using a USB-attached device without
the need for additional utilities. A USB flash device such as a USB flash drive or a USB CD/
DVD device can be used for this purpose. A USB hard disk drive cannot be used for BIOS
recovery at this time.
The file system supported by UEFI is FAT (including FAT12, FAT16, and FAT32) installed on
a bootable or non-bootable USB-attached device. Note that the BIOS might need several
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minutes to locate the SUPER.ROM file if the media size becomes too large because it contains
too many folders and files.
To perform UEFI BIOS recovery using a USB-attached device, follow the instructions below.
1. Using a different system, copy the "Super.ROM" binary image file into the disc Root "\"
Directory of a USB device or a writeable CD/DVD.
Note: If you cannot locate the "Super.ROM" file in your driver disk, visit our website
at www.supermicro.com to download the BIOS image into a USB flash device and
rename it "Super.ROM".
2. Insert the USB device that contains the new BIOS image ("Super.ROM") into your USB
drive and power on the system.
3. While powering on the system, please keep pressing <Ctrl> and <Home> simultaneously
on your keyboard until the following screen (or a screen similar to the one below)
displays.
Warning: Please stop pressing the <Ctrl> and <Home> keys immediately when you see the
screen (or a similar screen) below; otherwise, it will trigger a system reboot.
Note: On the other hand, if the following screen displays, please load the "Super.
ROM" file to the root folder and connect this folder to the system. (You can do so by
inserting a USB device that contains the new "Super.ROM" image to your machine
for BIOS recovery.)
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4. After locating the new BIOS binary image, the system will enter the BIOS Recovery
menu as shown below.
Note: At this point, you may decide if you want to start the BIOS recovery. If you decide
to proceed with BIOS recovery, follow the procedures below.
5. When the screen as shown above displays, use the arrow keys to select the item
"Proceed with flash update" and press the <Enter> key. You will see the BIOS recovery
progress as shown in the screen below.
Note: Do not interrupt the BIOS flashing process until it has completed.
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6. After the BIOS recovery process has completed, press any key to reboot the system.
7. Using a different system, extract the BIOS package into a bootable USB flash drive.
8. When a DOS prompt appears, enter FLASH.BAT BIOSname.### at the prompt.
Note: Do not interrupt this process until the BIOS flashing is complete.
9. After seeing the message that BIOS update has completed, unplug the AC power cable
from the power supply, clear CMOS, then plug the AC power cable in the power supply
again to power on the system.
10. Press <Del> continuously to enter the BIOS Setup utility.
11.Press <F3> to load the default settings.
12. After loading the default settings, press <F4> to save the settings and exit the BIOS
Setup utility.
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