NEC Express5800/R120f-2M System Configuration Guide

NEC Express5800/R120f-2M System Configuration Guide
NEC Express5800/R120f-2M
System Configuration Guide
Introduction
This document contains product and configuration information that will enable you to configure your system. The
guide will ensure fast and proper configuration of your NEC Express5800 server.
October 23, 2015
Revision 10.0
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SYSTEM CONFIGURATION GUIDE – NEC Express5800/R120f-2M
Contents
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION ........................................................................................ 3
Key Features .......................................................................................................................................... 3
Specification .......................................................................................................................................... 3
EXTERNAL VIEWS ....................................................................................................... 11
Front and Rear Views ......................................................................................................................... 11
Dimensions (mm) ................................................................................................................................ 13
CONFIGURATION DIAGRAM ....................................................................................... 14
Expansion Slots .................................................................................................................................. 14
SERVER CONFIGURATION ......................................................................................... 15
1
2
3
Base Models ................................................................................................................................. 15
Processors and Heat Sink .......................................................................................................... 15
Memory ......................................................................................................................................... 17
3.1
Memory Configuration........................................................................................................ 17
3.2
Other OS than Windows Server 2008 Standard ................................................................ 17
3.3
Windows Server 2008 Standard ........................................................................................ 18
4 Internal Hard Disk Drives ............................................................................................................ 21
4.1
RAID Configuration ............................................................................................................ 21
4.2
Required Components for RAID Configuration ................................................................. 22
4.3
Supported HDD/SDD ......................................................................................................... 24
5 2.5-inch PCIe SSD ........................................................................................................................ 26
5.1
2.5-inch PCIeSSD Installation Kit ...................................................................................... 26
5.2
PCIe SSD ........................................................................................................................... 26
6 Optical Drive ................................................................................................................................. 27
7 Internal RDX Drive ....................................................................................................................... 27
7.1
RDX Configuration ............................................................................................................. 27
8 PCI Riser Card / PCI Card ........................................................................................................... 28
8.1
PCI Riser Card ................................................................................................................... 28
8.2
Full Length PCI Card installation Kit .................................................................................. 28
8.3
Graphics Card Installation Kit ............................................................................................ 28
8.4
Network Interface Controller .............................................................................................. 28
8.5
InfiniBand ........................................................................................................................... 31
8.6
External Storage Controller ............................................................................................... 32
8.7
Serial Port Adapter ............................................................................................................. 33
9 Other Add-in Components .......................................................................................................... 33
9.1
Power Supply Module ........................................................................................................ 33
9.2
Redundant Fan Kit ............................................................................................................. 34
9.3
Trusted Platform Module Kit .............................................................................................. 34
9.4
Internal Flash Memory ....................................................................................................... 34
9.5
Flash FDD .......................................................................................................................... 34
10 Add-on Components .................................................................................................................. 34
10.1 17-inch LCD Console Drawer ............................................................................................ 34
10.2 KVM Switch ........................................................................................................................ 35
10.3 Cable Management Arm .................................................................................................... 35
10.4 Server Management License ............................................................................................. 36
10.5 Medium and Cartridge ....................................................................................................... 36
REFERENCES............................................................................................................... 37
Boot Mode Setting .............................................................................................................................. 37
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Server Management ............................................................................................................................ 38
OS Support Matrix for PCI Cards and Embedded Controllers ....................................................... 39
Supported PCI Cards and Installable Slots ...................................................................................... 40
Copyright Notice and Liability Disclaimer ........................................................................................ 42
REVISION HISTORY ..................................................................................................... 43
Technical Specification
Key Features




High performance with the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family
Up to 768 GB of high speed DDR4 memory
High energy efficiency with power capping feature and 80 PLUS® Platinum power supply
Full manageability by integrated EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3
Specification
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Model
R120f-2M
Part Number
Processor
N8100-2225F, N8100-2226F, N8100-2227F, N8100-2228F
Intel® Xeon® Intel® Xeon® Intel® Xeon® Intel® Xeon®
processor
processor
processor
processor
E5-2603 V3
E5-2609 V3
E5-2620 v3
E5-2623 v3
1.60 GHz
1.90 GHz
2.40 GHz
3 GHz
1 to 2
15 MB
10 MB
6C-12T
4C-8T
Intel® C612 Chipset
DDR4-2133 Registered DIMM (4/8/16GB)
DDR4-2133 Load Reduced DIMM (32GB)
0 GB
768 GB (24 x 32 GB)
ECC, x4 SDDC, Memory Mirroring, Memory Lockstep, Memory
Sparing
0 GB
SAS HDD : 28.8 TB (16 x 1.8 TB)
SATA HDD : 32 TB (16 x 2 TB)
SAS SSD : 6.4 TB ( 16 x 400 GB)
SATA SSD : 12.8 TB ( 16 x 800 GB)
SATA : 6Gb/s (Integrated)
SAS: 12 Gb/s (Optional)
SATA : RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60 (Optional)
SAS : RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60 (Optional)
Supported
Optional
1
1
1
16
Total: 8 slots available
3 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector)
2
3 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector)
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector) flexible LOM slot
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector) dedicated RAID slot
Type
Clock speed
Number of Processors
Cache
Cores and Threads
Chipset
Memory
Type
Standard Capacity
Maximum Capacity
Memory protection
Internal Storage
Standard Capacity
Maximum Capacity
Disk Controller
RAID
Expansion Slots
NEC Corporation
Hot Plug
Optical Disk Drive
Optical Drive Bays
3.5-inch Media Bays
Disk Drive Bays
Standard
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Model
R120f-2M
Expansion Slots
(Cont.)
Optional Riser Card
(N8116-34)
Video
Controller (VRAM)
Resolution / Color
Interfaces
Server Management
Redundant Fan
Redundant Power Supply
Power Supply
Power
Consumption
(Max. Config, Idling)
(Max. Config,
Operating)
Acoustical Noise
Max. Config, Idling
(Sound Pressure
Max. Config, Operating
4
Level)
Dimensions (W x D x H )
Weight (Minimum / Maximum)
Temperature, Relative Humidity
(non-condensing)
Regulatory and Safety
Operating Systems
1
2
3
4
5
Total: 7 slots available
1 PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 connector)
2
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x16 connector)
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector)
2
2 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector)
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector) flexible LOM slot
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector) dedicated RAID slot
Integrated in Server Management Controller (32MB)
3
1600 x 1200 / 16.7M
2 x VGA (15-pin mini D-sub, 1 x front, 1 x rear)
1 to 2 Serial (9-pin mini D-sub, RS232-C, 1 to 2rear)
5 x USB3.0 (2 x front, 2 x rear, 1 x internal)
2 x USB2.0 (2 x rear)
1 x Management LAN connector (1000BASE-T, RJ-45, 1 x rear)
EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3
Standard (N+1), Optional kit for N+N redundancy, hot plug
Optional, hot plug
1 to 2 x 460 Watt or 800 Watt or 1000 Watt 80 PLUS® Platinum
certified hot plug PSU, or 800 Watt 80 PLUS® Titanium certified
hot plug PSU
100-240 VAC ± 10% 50 / 60 Hz ± 3 Hz
335 VA /
336 VA /
332 VA /
355 VA /
333 Watt
334 Watt
330 Watt
352 Watt
710 VA /
738 VA /
790 VA /
831 VA /
705 Watt
733 Watt
785 Watt
825 Watt
49.6dB
49.6dB
54.0dB
55.6dB
448.0 x 735.8 x 87.2 mm / 17.6 x 28.9 x 3.4 in (2U)
18.4 kg / 32.3 kg, 40.57 lbs. / 71.21 lbs.
Operating: 10° to 40° C / 50° to 104° F, 20 to 80%
Non-Operating: -10° to 55° C / 14° to 131° F, 20 to 80%
FCC, UL, CB, CE, BSMI, UL(Mexico), KC, CCC, RCM, BIS,
RoHS, WEEE
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Standard (x86)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise (x86)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Standard
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Datacenter
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2 Standard
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2 Datacenter
5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 or later (x86)
5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 or later (x86_64)
5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 or later
VMware ESXi™ 5.1 Update 2
VMware ESXi™ 5.5 Update 2
VMware ESXi™ 6.0
An optional drive cage is required to install more than 8 hard drives.
Available only when the second processor is configured.
Maximum resolution available via EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 remote console is 1280 x 1024 / 65K colors.
Noise emission was measured in accordance with ISO 7779. The actual value may vary by the operating
environment.
For Linux support, contact our sales representative or go to the NEC website at:
http://www.nec.com/global/prod/express/linux/index.html
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Model
Part Number
Processor
R120f-2M
Type
Clock speed
Number of Processors
Cache
Cores and Threads
Chipset
Memory
Type
Standard Capacity
Maximum Capacity
Memory protection
Internal Storage
Standard Capacity
Maximum Capacity
Disk Controller
RAID
Expansion Slots
Hot Plug
Optical Disk Drive
Optical Drive Bays
3.5-inch Media Bays
Disk Drive Bays
Standard
Optional Riser Card
(N8116-34)
Video
Controller (VRAM)
Resolution / Color
Interfaces
Server Management
Redundant Fan
Redundant Power Supply
Power Supply
NEC Corporation
N8100-2225F, N8100-2226F, N8100-2227F, N8100-2228F
Intel® Xeon®
Intel® Xeon®
Intel® Xeon®
processor
processor
processor
E5-2637 v3
E5-2640 v3
E5-2643 v3
3.50 GHz
2.60 GHz
3.40 GHz
1 to 2
15 MB
20 MB
4C-8T
8C-16T
6C-12T
Intel® C612 Chipset
DDR4-2133 Registered DIMM (4/8/16GB)
DDR4-2133 Load Reduced DIMM (32GB)
0 GB
768 GB (24 x 32 GB)
ECC, x4 SDDC, Memory Mirroring, Memory Lockstep, Memory
Sparing
0 GB
SAS HDD : 28.8 TB (16 x 1.8 TB)
SATA HDD : 32 TB (16 x 2 TB)
SAS SSD : 6.4 TB ( 16 x 400 GB)
SATA SSD : 12.8 TB ( 16 x 800 GB)
SATA : 6Gb/s (Integrated)
SAS: 12 Gb/s (Optional)
SATA : RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60 (Optional)
SAS : RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60 (Optional)
Supported
Optional
1
1
1
16
Total: 8 slots available
3 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector)
2
3 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector)
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector) flexible LOM slot
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector) dedicated RAID slot
Total: 7 slots available
1 PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 connector)
2
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x16 connector)
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector)
2
2 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector)
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector) flexible LOM slot
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector) dedicated RAID slot
Integrated in Server Management Controller (32MB)
3
1600 x 1200 / 16.7M
2 x VGA (15-pin mini D-sub, 1 x front, 1 x rear)
1 to 2 Serial (9-pin mini D-sub, RS232-C, 1 to 2rear)
5 x USB3.0 (2 x front, 2 x rear, 1 x internal)
2 x USB2.0 (2 x rear)
1 x Management LAN connector (1000BASE-T, RJ-45, 1 x rear)
EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3
Standard (N+1), Optional kit for N+N redundancy, hot plug
Optional, hot plug
1 to 2 x 460 Watt or 800 Watt or 1000 Watt 80 PLUS® Platinum
certified hot plug PSU, or 800 Watt 80 PLUS® Titanium certified
hot plug PSU
100-240 VAC ± 10% 50 / 60 Hz ± 3 Hz
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Model
Power
Consumption
R120f-2M
(Max. Config, Idling)
(Max. Config,
Operating)
Acoustical Noise
Max. Config, Idling
(Sound Pressure
Max. Config, Operating
4
Level)
Dimensions (W x D x H )
Weight (Minimum / Maximum)
Temperature, Relative Humidity
(non-condensing)
Regulatory and Safety
Operating Systems
1
2
3
4
5
365 VA /
362 Watt
876 VA /
870 Watt
49.6dB
57.7dB
333 VA /
330 Watt
809 VA /
803 Watt
49.6dB
54.4dB
364 VA /
361 Watt
988 VA /
981 Watt
49.6dB
57.7dB
448.0 x 735.8 x 87.2 mm / 17.6 x 28.9 x 3.4 in (2U)
18.4 kg / 32.3 kg, 40.57 lbs. / 71.21 lbs.
Operating: 10° to 40° C / 50° to 104° F, 20 to 80%
Non-Operating: -10° to 55° C / 14° to 131° F, 20 to 80%
FCC, UL, CB, CE, BSMI, UL(Mexico), KC, CCC, RCM, BIS,
RoHS, WEEE
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Standard (x86)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise (x86)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Standard
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Datacenter
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2 Standard
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2 Datacenter
5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 or later (x86)
5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 or later (x86_64)
5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 or later
VMware ESXi™ 5.1 Update 2
VMware ESXi™ 5.5 Update 2
VMware ESXi™ 6.0
An optional drive cage is required to install more than 8 hard drives.
Available only when the second processor is configured.
Maximum resolution available via EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 remote console is 1280 x 1024 / 65K colors.
Noise emission was measured in accordance with ISO 7779. The actual value may vary by the operating
environment.
For Linux support, contact our sales representative or go to the NEC website at:
http://www.nec.com/global/prod/express/linux/index.html
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Model
Part Number
Processor
R120f-2M
Type
Clock speed
Number of Processors
Cache
Cores and Threads
Chipset
Memory
Type
Standard Capacity
Maximum Capacity
Memory protection
Internal Storage
NEC Corporation
Standard Capacity
N8100-2225F, N8100-2226F, N8100-2227F, N8100-2228F
Intel® Xeon®
Intel® Xeon®
Intel® Xeon®
processor
processor
processor
E5-2660 v3
E5-2667 v3
E5-2670 v3
2.60 GHz
3.20 GHz
2.30 GHz
1 to 2
25 MB
20 MB
30 MB
10C-20T
8C-16T
12C-24T
Intel® C612 Chipset
DDR4-2133 Registered DIMM (4/8/16GB)
DDR4-2133 Load Reduced DIMM (32GB)
0 GB
768 GB (24 x 32 GB)
ECC, x4 SDDC, Memory Mirroring, Memory Lockstep, Memory
Sparing
0 GB
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Model
Internal Storage
(Cont.)
R120f-2M
Maximum Capacity
Disk Controller
RAID
Expansion Slots
Hot Plug
Optical Disk Drive
Optical Drive Bays
3.5-inch Media Bays
Disk Drive Bays
Standard
Optional Riser Card
(N8116-34)
Video
Controller (VRAM)
Resolution / Color
Interfaces
Server Management
Redundant Fan
Redundant Power Supply
Power Supply
Power
Consumption
(Max. Config, Idling)
(Max. Config,
Operating)
Acoustical Noise
Max. Config, Idling
(Sound Pressure
Max. Config, Operating
4
Level)
Dimensions (W x D x H )
Weight (Minimum / Maximum)
Temperature, Relative Humidity
(non-condensing)
Regulatory and Safety
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SAS HDD : 28.8 TB (16 x 1.8 TB)
SATA HDD : 32 TB (16 x 2 TB)
SAS SSD : 6.4 TB ( 16 x 400 GB)
SATA SSD : 12.8 TB ( 16 x 800 GB)
SATA : 6Gb/s (Integrated)
SAS: 12 Gb/s (Optional)
SATA : RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60 (Optional)
SAS : RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60 (Optional)
Supported
Optional
1
1
1
16
Total: 8 slots available
3 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector)
2
3 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector)
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector) flexible LOM slot
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector) dedicated RAID slot
Total: 7 slots available
1 PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 connector)
2
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x16 connector)
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector)
2
2 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector)
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector) flexible LOM slot
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector) dedicated RAID slot
Integrated in Server Management Controller (32MB)
3
1600 x 1200 / 16.7M
2 x VGA (15-pin mini D-sub, 1 x front, 1 x rear)
1 to 2 Serial (9-pin mini D-sub, RS232-C, 1 to 2rear)
5 x USB3.0 (2 x front, 2 x rear, 1 x internal)
2 x USB2.0 (2 x rear)
1 x Management LAN connector (1000BASE-T, RJ-45, 1 x rear)
EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3
Standard (N+1), Optional kit for N+N redundancy, hot plug
Optional, hot plug
1 to 2 x 460 Watt or 800 Watt or 1000 Watt 80 PLUS® Platinum
certified hot plug PSU, or 800 Watt 80 PLUS® Titanium certified
hot plug PSU
100-240 VAC ± 10% 50 / 60 Hz ± 3 Hz
332 VA /
362 VA /
336 VA /
330 Watt
360 Watt
334 Watt
876 VA /
984 VA /
963 VA /
870 Watt
977 Watt
957 Watt
49.6dB
49.6dB
49.6dB
55.6dB
57.7dB
56.6dB
448.0 x 735.8 x 87.2 mm / 17.6 x 28.9 x 3.4 in (2U)
18.4 kg / 32.3 kg, 40.57 lbs. / 71.21 lbs.
Operating: 10° to 40° C / 50° to 104° F, 20 to 80%
Non-Operating: -10° to 55° C / 14° to 131° F, 20 to 80%
FCC, UL, CB, CE, BSMI, UL(Mexico), KC, CCC, RCM, BIS,
RoHS, WEEE
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Model
R120f-2M
Operating Systems
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Standard (x86)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise (x86)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Standard
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Datacenter
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2 Standard
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2 Datacenter
5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 or later (x86)
5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 or later (x86_64)
5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 or later
VMware ESXi™ 5.1 Update 2
VMware ESXi™ 5.5 Update 2
VMware ESXi™ 6.0
1
2
3
4
5
An optional drive cage is required to install more than 8 hard drives.
Available only when the second processor is configured.
Maximum resolution available via EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 remote console is 1280 x 1024 / 65K colors.
Noise emission was measured in accordance with ISO 7779. The actual value may vary by the operating
environment.
For Linux support, contact our sales representative or go to the NEC website at:
http://www.nec.com/global/prod/express/linux/index.html
(4 / 4)
Model
R120f-2M
Part Number
Processor
N8100-2225F, N8100-2226F, N8100-2227F, N8100-2228F
Intel® Xeon®
Intel® Xeon®
Intel® Xeon®
processor
processor
processor
E5-2690 v3
E5-2697 v3
E5-2699 v3
2.60 GHz
2.30 GHz
1 to 2
30 MB
35 MB
45 MB
12C-24T
14C-28T
18C-36T
Intel® C612 Chipset
DDR4-2133 Registered DIMM (4/8/16GB)
DDR4-2133 Load Reduced DIMM (32GB)
0 GB
768 GB (24 x 32 GB)
ECC, x4 SDDC, Memory Mirroring, Memory Lockstep, Memory
Sparing
0 GB
SAS HDD : 28.8 TB (16 x 1.8 TB)
SATA HDD : 32 TB (16 x 2 TB)
SAS SSD : 6.4 TB ( 16 x 400 GB)
SATA SSD : 12.8 TB ( 16 x 800 GB)
SATA : 6Gb/s (Integrated)
SAS: 12 Gb/s (Optional)
SATA : RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60 (Optional)
SAS : RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60 (Optional)
Supported
Optional
1
1
1
16
Type
Clock speed
Number of Processors
Cache
Cores and Threads
Chipset
Memory
Type
Standard Capacity
Maximum Capacity
Memory protection
Internal Storage
Standard Capacity
Maximum Capacity
Disk Controller
RAID
Hot Plug
Optical Disk Drive
Optical Drive Bays
3.5-inch Media Bays
Disk Drive Bays
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Model
Expansion Slots
R120f-2M
Standard
Optional Riser Card
(N8116-34)
Video
Controller (VRAM)
Resolution / Color
Interfaces
Server Management
Redundant Fan
Redundant Power Supply
Power Supply
Power
Consumption
(Max. Config, Idling)
(Max. Config,
Operating)
Acoustical Noise
Max. Config, Idling
(Sound Pressure
Max. Config, Operating
4
Level)
Dimensions (W x D x H )
Weight (Minimum / Maximum)
Temperature, Relative Humidity
(non-condensing)
Regulatory and Safety
Operating Systems
1
2
3
4
Total: 8 slots available
3 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector)
2
3 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector)
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector) flexible LOM slot
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector) dedicated RAID slot
Total: 7 slots available
1 PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 connector)
2
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x16 connector)
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector)
2
2 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector)
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector) flexible LOM slot
1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (x8 connector) dedicated RAID slot
Integrated in Server Management Controller (32MB)
3
1600 x 1200 / 16.7M
2 x VGA (15-pin mini D-sub, 1 x front, 1 x rear)
1 to 2 Serial (9-pin mini D-sub, RS232-C, 1 to 2rear)
5 x USB3.0 (2 x front, 2 x rear, 1 x internal)
2 x USB2.0 (2 x rear)
1 x Management LAN connector (1000BASE-T, RJ-45, 1 x rear)
EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3
Standard (N+1), Optional kit for N+N redundancy, hot plug
Optional, hot plug
1 to 2 x 460 Watt or 800 Watt or 1000 Watt 80 PLUS® Platinum
certified hot plug PSU, or 800 Watt 80 PLUS® Titanium certified
hot plug PSU
100-240 VAC ± 10% 50 / 60 Hz ± 3 Hz
362 VA /
368 VA /
364 VA /
360 Watt
365 Watt
362 Watt
987 VA /
994 VA /
996 VA /
980 Watt
987 Watt
989 Watt
49.6dB
49.6dB
49.6dB
57.7dB
58.3dB
58.3dB
448.0 x 735.8 x 87.2 mm / 17.6 x 28.9 x 3.4 in (2U)
18.4 kg / 32.3 kg, 40.57 lbs. / 71.21 lbs.
Operating: 10° to 40° C / 50° to 104° F, 20 to 80%
Non-Operating: -10° to 55° C / 14° to 131° F, 20 to 80%
FCC, UL, CB, CE, BSMI, UL(Mexico), KC, CCC, RCM, BIS,
RoHS, WEEE
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Standard (x86)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise (x86)
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Standard
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Datacenter
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2 Standard
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2 Datacenter
5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 or later (x86)
5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 or later (x86_64)
5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 or later
VMware ESXi™ 5.1 Update 2
VMware ESXi™ 5.5 Update 2
VMware ESXi™ 6.0
An optional drive cage is required to install more than 8 hard drives.
Available only when the second processor is configured.
Maximum resolution available via EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 remote console is 1280 x 1024 / 65K colors.
Noise emission was measured in accordance with ISO 7779. The actual value may vary by the operating
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environment.
For Linux support, contact our sales representative or go to the NEC website at:
http://www.nec.com/global/prod/express/linux/index.html
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External Views
Front and Rear Views
Front View
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2.5-inch Drive Cage Bay
Power Button / Power LED
UID LED Button
System Reset Button
Dump (NMI) Button
USB Connectors
BMC Reset Button
System Status LED 1
System Status LED 2
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Power Capping LED
VGA Connector
Data LAN 1 Activity LED
Data LAN 2 Activity LED
Data LAN 3 Activity LED
Data LAN 4 Activity LED
Media Bay
Optical Drive Bay
Pull-out Tab
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PCI Slots (Full-Height)
PCI Slots (Low-Profile)
Power Supply
AC Inlet
AC Power LED
USB Connectors
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UID Button/LED
Serial Port Connector
VGA Connector
Management LAN Connector
LOM Card Slot
Additional Power Supply Slot
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Dimensions (mm)
Without Cable Arm
With Cable Arm
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Configuration Diagram
CPU 2
Cooling
Fan
(CPU2)
Standard Components
PSU
2
LOM
#1D
#1C
PCI Riser
PCIe 3.0
RAID Slot
Hot Plug
Power Supply 1
6x DIMM Slots
PSU
1
Optical Driver
Bay /
Media Bay
#3D
#2D
6x DIMM Slots
PCIe 3.0
#3C
2xDIMM
6x DIMM Slots
LOM
Card
#2C
4x Flash Backup Unit Slots
Optical Drive Bay
Media Bay
Legend:
CPU 1
Cooling Fan
8x 2.5-inch
Drives
2.5-inch
Hot Plug
Drive Cage
Hot Plug
Power Supply 2
6x DIMM Slots
Redundant Cooling Fan
8x 2.5-inch
Drives
2.5-inch
Hot Plug
Drive Cage
Mandatory components
Expansion Slots
Slot #1A
Slot #3C
Slot #3D
Slot #2C
Slot #2D
Slot #1C
Slot #1D
Slot #1B
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Legend
Common
PCIe x16
Riser
Card Kit
Remarks
#1A
#1B
#1C
#2C
#3C
#1D
#2D
#3D
#1C
#2C
PCIe 3.0 x8, x8 connector, for a dedicated RAID controller
PCIe 3.0 x8, x8 connector, for a dedicated LOM Card
PCIe 3.0 x8, x8 connector, Full-height, up to 220 mm length
PCIe 3.0 x8, x8 connector, Full-height, up to 220/312 mm length
PCIe 3.0 x8, x8 connector, Full-height, up to 312 mm length
PCIe 3.0 x8, x8 connector, Low-profile, up to 220 mm length
PCIe 3.0 x8, x8 connector, Low-profile, up to 220 mm length
PCIe 3.0 x8, x8 connector, Low-profile, up to 220 mm length
PCIe 3.0 x8, x16 connector, Full-height, up to 220 mm length
PCIe 3.0 x16, x16 connector, Full-height, up to 220/312 mm length
2CPU required
2CPU required
2CPU required
2CPU required
2CPU required
NOTE:
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Up to 312 mm length card can be installed into slot #2C when N8116-37 Full Length PCI Card
installation Kit is installed.

The slot #3C is not available when using N8116-34/34A PCIe x16 Riser Card Kit
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Server Configuration
1 Base Models
Product Name / Description
Part Number
NEC Express5800/R120f-2M Server
no processor, no RAM, no HDD, no ODD, no LOM Card
Including : 1 x 460 Watt 80 PLUS® Platinum Power Supply Unit, Front Bezel, 2.5-inch
Drive Cage, EXPRESSBUILDER DVD
NEC Express5800/R120f-2M Server
no processor, no RAM, no HDD, no ODD, no LOM Card
Including : 1 x 800 Watt 80 PLUS® Platinum Power Supply Unit, Front Bezel, 2.5-inch
Drive Cage, EXPRESSBUILDER DVD
NEC Express5800/R120f-2M Server
no processor, no RAM, no HDD, no ODD, no LOM Card
Including : 1 x 800 Watt 80 PLUS® Titanium Power Supply Unit, Front Bezel, 2.5-inch
Drive Cage, EXPRESSBUILDER DVD
NEC Express5800/R120f-2M Server
no processor, no RAM, no HDD, no ODD, no LOM Card
Including : 1 x 1000 Watt 80 PLUS® Platinum Power Supply Unit, Front Bezel, 2.5-inch
Drive Cage, EXPRESSBUILDER DVD
N8100-2225F
N8100-2226F
N8100-2227F
N8100-2228F
NOTE:


The base model must be ordered with a processor kit, a memory kit, and LOM card.
Use the NEC Power Supply Selector to select appropriate size for power units. For details, please
visit the NEC website at:
http://www.nec.com/en/global/prod/express/collateral/tools/PowerSelector_G01.xls
2 Processors and Heat Sink
Available sockets: 2
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Processors
1 Processor
Required
N8101-768F
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Xeon E5-2603 v3 Processor Kit
Intel® Xeon ® Processor E5-2603 v3 (1.60 GHz, 6C/6T, 15 MB)
Xeon E5-2609 v3 Processor Kit
Intel® Xeon ® Processor E5-2609 v3 (1.90 GHz, 6C/6T, 15 MB)
Xeon E5-2620 v3 Processor Kit
Intel® Xeon ® Processor E5-2620 v3 (2.40 GHz, 6C/12T, 15 MB)
Xeon E5-2623 v3 Processor Kit
Intel® Xeon ® Processor E5-2623 v3 (3 GHz, 4C/8T, 10 MB)
Xeon E5-2637 v3 Processor Kit
Intel® Xeon ® Processor E5-2637 v3 (3.50 GHz, 4C/8T, 15 MB)
Xeon E5-2640 v3 Processor Kit
Intel® Xeon ® Processor E5-2640 v3 (2.60 GHz, 8C/16T, 20 MB)
Xeon E5-2643 v3 Processor Kit
Intel® Xeon ® Processor E5-2643 v3 (3.40 GHz, 6C/12T, 20 MB)
Xeon E5-2660 v3 Processor Kit
Intel® Xeon ® Processor E5-2660 v3 (2.60 GHz, 10C/20T, 25 MB)
Xeon E5-2667 v3 Processor Kit
Intel® Xeon ® Processor E5-2667 v3 (3.20 GHz, 8C/16T, 20 MB)
Xeon E5-2670 v3 Processor Kit
Intel® Xeon ® Processor E5-2670 v3 (2.30 GHz, 12C/24T, 30 MB)
Xeon E5-2690 v3 Processor Kit
Intel® Xeon ® Processor E5-2690 v3 (2.60 GHz, 12C/24T, 30 MB)
Xeon E5-2697 v3 Processor Kit
Intel® Xeon ® Processor E5-2697 v3 (2.60 GHz, 14C/28T, 35 MB)
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N8101-770F
N8101-771F
N8101-772F
N8101-773F
N8101-774F
N8101-776F
N8101-777F
N8101-778F
N8101-779F
N8101-931F
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Heat Sink
1st
2nd
Xeon E5-2699 v3 Processor Kit
Intel® Xeon ® Processor E5-2699 v3 (2.30 GHz, 18C/36T, 45 MB)
Processor Heat Sink
st
For 1 Processor
N8101-933F
Processor Heat Sink
nd
For 2 Processor, including cooling fan kit
N8101-781F
(Standard)
NOTE:
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Minimum one processor kit from above must be installed.
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The processors must be the same to configure dual processor system.
The maximum number of logical processors supported by OS
See the table below for the maximum number of logical processors that you can actually use on your
system.
Number of Logical Processors Supported by Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard (x86)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (x86)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (x64)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (x64)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (x86_64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
VMware ESXi 5.1
VMware ESXi 5.5
VMware ESXi 6.0
1
32
1
Maximum Available
Number of logical
Processors
32
256
1
72
640
1
72
32
240
32
72
160
320
480
72
72
72
The maximum numbers of logical processors when using Hyper-V are below
- Windows Server 2008 : 24
- Windows Server 2008 R2 : 64
- Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 : 320
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3 Memory
3.1
Memory Configuration
Refer to the section in accordance with your operating system and memory configuration:
Other OS than Windows Server 2008 Standard
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Independent Channel: Refer to 3.2.1
Memory Sparing Configuration: Refer to 3.2.2
Memory Mirroring / Memory Lockstep Configuration: Refer to 3.2.3
Windows Server 2008 Standard
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Independent Channel: Refer to 3.3.1
3.2
Other OS than Windows Server 2008 Standard
3.2.1
Independent Channel Configuration
Available slots: 12 per processor
Category
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Registered DIMM
(RDIMM)
8GB DDR4-2133 REG Memory Kit (2x4GB)
2 x 4GB Registered ECC DIMM, DDR4-2133(PC4-2133)
16GB DDR4-2133 REG Memory Kit (2x8GB)
2 x 8GB Registered ECC DIMM, DDR4-2133(PC4-2133)
32GB DDR4-2133 REG Memory Kit (2x16GB)
2 x 16GB Registered ECC DIMM, DDR4-2133(PC4-2133)
64GB DDR4-2133 LR Memory Kit (2x32GB)
2 x 32GB Load Reduced ECC DIMM, DDR4-2133(PC4-2133)
128GB DDR4-2133 LR Memory Kit (2x64GB)
2 x 64GB Load Reduced ECC DIMM, DDR4-2133(PC4-2133)
N8102-611F
Load Reduced DIMM
(LRDIMM)
N8102-612F
N8102-613F
N8102-614F
N8102-615F
NOTE:
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Minimum one memory kit per processor must be installed.
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It is recommended to install memory kits in multiples of two (four identical DIMMs) for quad-channel
symmetric memory configurations to increase memory transfer speed.
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When two processors are installed, balance the DIMMs across the two processors.

Mix configurations of RDIMM and LRDIMM are not supported.

N8102-615F is a make-to-order product. Please consult your sales representative in regard to
production lead time.
3.2.2
Memory Sparing Configuration
Available slots: 12 per processor
Product Name / Description
Part Number
24GB DDR4-2133 REG Memory Kit (3x8GB)
3 x 8GB Registered ECC DIMM, DDR4-2133(PC4-2133)
48GB DDR4-2133 REG Memory Kit (3x16GB)
3 x 16GB Registered ECC DIMM, DDR4-2133(PC4-2133)
N8102-622
N8102-623
NOTE:
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Minimum one memory kit per processor must be installed.
The configured memories must be identical.
When two processors are installed, balance the DIMMs across the two processors.
The logical memory capacity at the time of memory sparing becomes two-thirds of physical capacity
with configurations less than 8GB DIMM and five-sixth physical capacity with configurations more
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than 16GB DIMM.
The maximum memory speed is 1600 MHz.
3.2.3
Memory Mirroring / Memory Lockstep Configuration
Available slots: 12 per processor
Product Name / Description
Part Number
16GB DDR4-2133 REG Memory Kit (2x8GB)
2 x 8GB Registered ECC DIMM, DDR4-2133(PC4-2133)
32GB DDR4-2133 REG Memory Kit (2x16GB)
2 x 16GB Registered ECC DIMM, DDR4-2133 (PC4-2133)
N8102-618
N8102-619
NOTE:
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Minimum one memory kit per processor must be installed.
3.3
Windows Server 2008 Standard
3.3.1
Independent Channel Configuration
Available slots: 1
Product Name / Description
Part Number
4GB DDR4-2133 REG Memory Kit (1x4GB)
1 x 4GB Registered ECC DIMM, DDR4-2133(PC4-2133)
N8102-610
NOTE:

Only one Memory Kit can be installed regardless of the number of processors.
Memory Configuration Feature Comparison
See the table below for feature comparisons of memory configurations supported.
Independent
Channel
Memory
Sparing
Memory
Lockstep
Memory
Mirroring
Performance
Data Protection
Best
No
Better
No
Good
Uncorrectable
memory errors
Redundancy
Data Correction
Available Memory
No
ECC, x4 SDDC
Full physical
memory
No
ECC, x8 SDDC
Full physical
memory
Fully
ECC, x4 SDDC
Half physical
memory
Available Memory
Channels
Notes
4
Better
Persistent
correctable errors
that may result in
future uncorrectable
memory errors
Partly
ECC, x4 SDDC
2/3 physical memory
(8GB DIMM)
5/6 physical memory
(16GB DIMM)
4
4
4
All DIMMs in the
system must be
identical.
Paired DIMMs must
be identical.
Paired DIMMs must
be identical.
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Maximum Memory Speed
See the table below for the actual maximum memory transfer speed in Independent Channel / Memory
Sparing Configuration.
DDR4 memory speed depends on the type of DIMMs, the native memory bus speed of the memory
controller and memory configuration. All memory buses operate at the clock frequency of the DIMM with
the lowest frequency.
The maximum memory speed is 1600 MHz with Memory Sparing Configuration.
Processor Type
Populated DIMMs
# of DIMMs per processor
DIMM Speed
E5-2603 v3
RDIMM: 4, 8, 16 GB
-
1600 MHz
E5-2609 v3
E5-2620 v3
E5-2623 v3
E5-2640 v3
LRDIMM: 32GB
RDIMM: 4, 8, 16 GB
E5-2637 v3
E5-2643 v3
E5-2660 v3
E5-2667 v3
E5-2670 v3
E5-2690 v3
E5-2697 v3
E5-2699 v3
RDIMM: 4, 8, 16 GB
Up to 8 DIMMs 10 or more DIMMs
Up to 8 DIMMs 10 or more DIMMs
Up to 8 DIMMs 10 or more DIMMs
Up to 8 DIMMs 10 or more DIMMs
1600 MHz
1866 MHz
1600 MHz
1866 MHz
1600 MHz
2133 MHz
1600 MHz
2133 MHz
1600MHz
LRDIMM: 32GB
LRDIMM: 32GB
Maximum Available Memory
See the table below for the maximum memory size that you can actually use on your system.
The maximum available memory is less than the maximum physical memory supported by your system
because some chipsets require PCI resource space of about 750MB. PCI resource requirements vary
depending on the type and the number of PCI cards you are using.
Maximum Memory Size Supported by Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard (x86)
1
1
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
1
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (x86)
1
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard
1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (x86_64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
2
VMware ESXi 5.1
2
VMware ESXi 5.5
3
VMware ESXi 6.0
1
2
4 GB
Maximum Available Memory
32 GB
64 GB
4 TB
16 GB
4 GB (HW-DEP enabled)
App. 2 GB(HW-DEP disabled)
32 GB
64 GB
768GB
768GB
3 TB
6 TB
16 GB
768GB
2 TB
4 TB
6 TB
768GB
768GB
768GB
The maximum available memory size of Hyper-V systems are below:
- Windows Server 2008 Standard (x64) and Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard : 32 GB
- Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (x64) and Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise : 1TB
- Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2:4 TB
Up to 1TB of main memory is available to each virtual machine.
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4 Internal Hard Disk Drives
4.1
RAID Configuration
Refer to the section in accordance with your OS and RAID configuration. For example, when you would like
to configure RAID 0/1/10 1GB cache with Windows Server 2012 R2, refer to the section 4.2.2 for the
required components and then refer to the section 4.3.2 for the hard drives.
Operating System
Supported RAID configuration
RAID and Cache
Windows Server 2008 Standard
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
KVM in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
(x86_64)
VMware ESXi
Windows Server 2012 Standard
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (x86_64)
without KVM feature
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Section
Supported
HDD/SSD
Non-RAID (Embedded SATA)
RAID 0/1/10
1GB Cache
4.2.1
4.3.1
4.2.2
4.3.2
RAID 5/6/50/60
RAID 5/6/50/60
1GB Cache
2GB Cache
4.2.3
Non-RAID (Embedde SATA)
RAID 0/1/10
1GB Cache
4.2.1
4.3.1
4.2.2
4.3.3
RAID 5/6/50/60
RAID 5/6/50/60
4.2.3
1GB Cache
2GB Cache
4.2.4
4.2.4
NOTE:
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Up to four hard drives can be installed in the Embedded SATA configuration.

All drives within a RAID array should be of the same type, capacity and rotation speed.

Up to two kinds of drives selected from SAS 10K HDDs, SAS 15K HDDs, SATA HDDs, SAS SSDs
and SATA SSDs can be mixed in each drive cage.

It is recommended to set RAID array configuration drives less than eight per disk group in order to
minimize the risk of becoming multiple hard drives failure.

To configure a large-capacity RAID array, it is recommended to configure in RAID 6 or RAID 60 in
order to minimize the risk of becoming multiple hard drives failure during the RAID rebuilding process.
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4.2
Required Components for RAID Configuration
4.2.1
Up to four Drives with Embedded SATA Controller
Category
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Storage Controller
Embedded SATA Controller
4 x 6Gb/s SATA
Internal SATA Cable
1 x mini-SAS HD to 1 x mini-SAS HD
2.5-inch Drive Cage
8 x 2.5-inch Hot-plug hard drive bays
(Standard)
Cable
Drive Cage
(Standard)
(Standard)
NOTE:

Up to 4 SATA drives are supported.

For supported HDD/SSD, refer to 4.3.1

Hot plug insertion/removal are not supported in the configuration.
4.2.2
RAID 0/1 Controller with 1 GB Cache
Category
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Storage Controller
Required
RAID Controller (1GB, RAID 0/1)
LSI MegaRAID SAS 9362-8i
RAID 0/1/10, 1GB, Int. 8, PCIe 3.0 x8, SAS 12Gb/s, SATA
6Gb/s
Flash Backup Unit
for LSI MegaRAID SAS 9362-8i
650mm Cable for Flash Backup Unit included
Internal SAS/SATA Cable
1 x Mini SAS HD to 1 x Mini SAS HD, 2 sets
2.5-inch Drive Cage
8 x 2.5-inch hot plug drive bays
2.5-inch Drive Cage
8 x 2.5-inch hot plug drive bays
Including six sets of 1 x Mini SAS HD to 1 x Mini SAS HD
cable, SAS expander card
N8103-176
Flash Backup
Recommended
Cable
Drive Cage
Optional Drive Cage
(Required when
more than 8 drives)
N8103-181
(Standard)
(Standard)
N8154-69
NOTE:

For Supported HDD/SSD, refer to 4.3.2 for Windows Server 2008/2008R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6(x86_64) with KVM feature, or VMware. Refet to 4.3.3 for Windows
Server 2012/2012R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6(x86_64) without KVM feature, or Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.

All drives within a RAID array should be of the same type, capacity and rotation speed.

Up to two kinds of drives selected from SAS 10K HDDs, SAS 15K HDDs, SATA HDDs, SAS SSDs
and SATA SSDs can be mixed in each drive cage.
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4.2.3
RAID 5/6 Controller with 1 GB Cache
Category
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Storage Controller
Required
RAID Controller (1GB, RAID 0/1/5/6)
LSI MegaRAID SAS 9362-8i
RAID0/1/5/6/10/50/60, 1GB, Int. 8, PCIe 3.0 x8, SAS 12Gb/s,
SATA 6Gb/s
Flash Backup Unit
for LSI MegaRAID SAS 9362-8i
650mm Cable for Flash Backup Unit included
Internal SAS/SATA Cable
1 x Mini SAS HD to 1 x Mini SAS HD, 2 sets
2.5-inch Drive Cage
8 x 2.5-inch hot plug drive bays
2.5-inch Drive Cage
8 x 2.5-inch hot plug drive bays
Including six sets of 1 x Mini SAS HD to 1 x Mini SAS HD
cable, SAS expander card
N8103-177
Flash Backup
Recommended
Cable
Drive Cage
Optional Drive Cage
(Required when
more than 8 drives)
N8103-181
(Standard)
(Standard)
N8154-69
NOTE:

For Supported HDD/SSD, refer to 4.3.2 for Windows Server 2008/2008R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6(x86_64) with KVM feature, or VMware. Refet to 4.3.3 for Windows
Server 2012/2012R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6(x86_64) without KVM feature, or Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.

All drives within a RAID array should be of the same type, capacity and rotation speed.

Up to two kinds of drives selected from SAS 10K HDDs, SAS 15K HDDs, SATA HDDs, SAS SSDs
and SATA SSDs can be mixed in each drive cage.
4.2.4
RAID 5/6 Controller with 2 GB Cache
Category
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Storage Controller
Required
RAID Controller (2GB, RAID 0/1/5/6)
LSI MegaRAID SAS 9362-8i
RAID0/1/5/6/10/50/60, 2GB, Int. 8, PCIe 3.0 x8, SAS 12Gb/s,
SATA 6Gb/s
Flash Backup Unit
for LSI MegaRAID SAS 9362-8i
650mm Cable for Flash Backup Unit included
Internal SAS/SATA Cable
1 x Mini SAS HD to 1 x Mini SAS HD, 2 sets
2.5-inch Drive Cage
8 x 2.5-inch hot plug drive bays
2.5-inch Drive Cage
8 x 2.5-inch hot plug drive bays
Including six sets of 1 x Mini SAS HD to 1 x Mini SAS HD
cable, SAS expander card
N8103-178
Flash Backup
Recommended
Cable
Drive Cage
Optional Drive Cage
(Required when
more than 8 drives)
N8103-181
(Standard)
(Standard)
N8154-69
NOTE:

For Supported HDD/SSD, refer to 4.3.2 for Windows Server 2008/2008R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6(x86_64) with KVM feature, or VMware. Refet to 4.3.3 for Windows
Server 2012/2012R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6(x86_64) without KVM feature, or Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.

All drives within a RAID array should be of the same type, capacity and rotation speed.

Up to two kinds of drives selected from SAS 10K HDDs, SAS 15K HDDs, SATA HDDs, SAS SSDs
and SATA SSDs can be mixed in each drive cage.
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4.3
Supported HDD/SDD
4.3.1
For Embedded SATA Controller
Category
Drive
4 slots
available
4.3.2
SATA
HDD
Product Name / Description
Part Number
250GB 7.2K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA HDD
1 x 250 GB SATA HDD, 2.5-inch, 6Gb/s, 7,200 rpm,
512B sector
500GB 7.2K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA HDD
1 x 500 GB SATA HDD, 2.5-inch, 6Gb/s, 7,200 rpm,
512B sector
1TB 7.2K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA HDD
1 x 1 TB SATA HDD, 2.5-inch, 6Gb/s, 7,200 rpm,
512B sector
N8150-487
N8150-488
N8150-489
For RAID Controller Configuration (1)
For Windows Server 2008/2008R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, KVM in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6(x86_64), or VMware.
Category
Drive
Standard :
8 slots
available
Max :
16 slots
available
SAS
HDD
SATA
HDD
SAS
SSD
NEC Corporation
Product Name / Description
Part Number
300GB 10K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS HDD
1 x 300 GB SAS HDD, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s, 10,000 rpm,
512B sector
450GB 10K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS HDD
1 x 450 GB SAS HDD, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s, 10,000 rpm,
512B sector
600GB 10K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS HDD
1 x 600 GB SAS HDD, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s, 10,000 rpm,
512B sector
900GB 10K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS HDD
1x 900 GB SAS HDD, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s, 10,000 rpm,
512B sector
1.2TB 10K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS HDD
1 x 1.2TB SAS HDD, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s, 10,000 rpm,
512B sector
300GB 15K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS HDD
1x 300 GB SAS HDD, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s, 15,000 rpm,
512B sector
450GB 15K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS HDD
1x 450 GB SAS HDD, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s, 15,000 rpm,
512B sector
600GB 15K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS HDD
1x 600 GB SAS HDD, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s, 15,000 rpm,
512B sector
250GB 7.2K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA HDD
1 x 250 GB SATA HDD, 2.5-inch, 6Gb/s, 7,200 rpm,
512B sector
500GB 7.2K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA HDD
1 x 500 GB SATA HDD, 2.5-inch, 6Gb/s, 7,200 rpm,
512B sector
1TB 7.2K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA HDD
1 x 1 TB SATA HDD, 2.5-inch, 6Gb/s, 7,200 rpm,
512B sector
N8150-479
200GB Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS SSD
1 x 200 GB SAS SSD, eMLC, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s,
512B sector
N8150-721
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N8150-481
N8150-482
N8150-483
N8150-485
N8150-486
N8150-518
N8150-487
N8150-488
N8150-489
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SATA
SSD
400GB Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS SSD
1 x 400 GB SAS SSD, eMLC, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s,
512B sector
200GB Hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA SSD
1 x 200 GB SATA SSD, MLC, 2.5-inch, 6b/s,
512B sector
400GB Hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA SSD
1 x 400 GB SATA SSD, MLC, 2.5-inch, 6b/s,
512B sector
800GB Hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA SSD
1 x 800 GB SATA SSD, MLC, 2.5-inch, 6b/s,
512B sector
N8150-722
N8150-725
N8150-726
N8150-727
NOTE:

All drives within a RAID array should be of the same type, capacity and rotation speed.

Up to two kinds of drives selected from SAS 10K HDDs, SAS 15K HDDs, SATA HDDs, SAS SSDs
and SATA SSDs can be mixed in each drive cage
4.3.3
For RAID Controller Configuration (2)
For Windows Server 2012/2012R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6(x86_64) without KVM, or Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7
Category
Drive
Standard :
8 slots
available
Max :
16 slots
available
SAS
HDD
(512B)
SAS
HDD
(4KB)
SATA
HDD
(512B)
NEC Corporation
Product Name / Description
Part Number
300GB 10K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS HDD
1 x 300 GB SAS HDD, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s, 10,000 rpm,
512B sector
450GB 10K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS HDD
1 x 450 GB SAS HDD, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s, 10,000 rpm,
512B sector
600GB 10K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS HDD
1 x 600 GB SAS HDD, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s, 10,000 rpm,
512B sector
900GB 10K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS HDD
1x 900 GB SAS HDD, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s, 10,000 rpm,
512B sector
1.2TB 10K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS HDD
1 x 1.2TB SAS HDD, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s, 10,000 rpm,
512B sector
300GB 15K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS HDD
1x 300 GB SAS HDD, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s, 15,000 rpm,
512B sector
450GB 15K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS HDD
1x 450 GB SAS HDD, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s, 15,000 rpm,
512B sector
600GB 15K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS HDD
1x 600 GB SAS HDD, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s, 15,000 rpm,
512B sector
1.8TB 10K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS HDD
1 x 1.8TB SAS HDD, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s, 10,000 rpm,
4KB sector
250GB 7.2K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA HDD
1 x 250 GB SATA HDD, 2.5-inch, 6Gb/s, 7,200 rpm,
512B sector
500GB 7.2K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA HDD
1 x 500 GB SATA HDD, 2.5-inch, 6Gb/s, 7,200 rpm,
512B sector
1TB 7.2K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA HDD
1 x 1 TB SATA HDD, 2.5-inch, 6Gb/s, 7,200 rpm,
512B sector
N8150-479
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N8150-481
N8150-482
N8150-483
N8150-485
N8150-486
N8150-518
N8150-490
N8150-487
N8150-488
N8150-489
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SATA
HDD
(4KB)
SAS
SSD
SATA
SSD
2TB 7.2K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA HDD
1 x 2 TB SATA HDD, 2.5-inch, 6Gb/s, 7,200 rpm,
4KB sector
200GB Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS SSD
1 x 200 GB SAS SSD, eMLC, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s,
512B sector
400GB Hot Plug 2.5-inch SAS SSD
1 x 400 GB SAS SSD, eMLC, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s,
512B sector
200GB Hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA SSD
1 x 200 GB SATA SSD, MLC, 2.5-inch, 6b/s,
512B sector
400GB Hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA SSD
1 x 400 GB SATA SSD, MLC, 2.5-inch, 6b/s,
512B sector
800GB Hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA SSD
1 x 800 GB SATA SSD, MLC, 2.5-inch, 6b/s,
512B sector
N8150-521
N8150-721
N8150-722
N8150-725
N8150-726
N8150-727
NOTE:

All drives within a RAID array should be of the same type, capacity and rotation speed.

Up to two kinds of drives selected from SAS 10K HDDs, SAS 15K HDDs, SATA HDDs, SAS SSDs
and SATA SSDs can be mixed in each drive cage.

The 4KB sector drives are make-to-order products. Please consult your sales representative in regard
to production lead time.

When you select 4KB sector HDD, confirm whether your applications support hard drives with 4 KB
sector size. For more information, visit the NEC website at:
http://www.nec.com/en/global/prod/express/svropt/hdd/collateral/4KHDD_Precautions_EN.pdf

512B sector HDD and 4KB sector HDD cannot be mixed.
5 2.5-inch PCIe SSD
5.1
2.5-inch PCIeSSD Installation Kit
Product Name / Description
Part Number
2.5-inch PCIeSSD Installation Kit
2.5-inch Drive Cage for 4 x SDDs, PCIe SSD switch card, and PCIe cable
N8118-301
NOTE:

One PCIe slot is required to install the PCIe SSD switch card.

2.5-inch Additional HDD Cage Bay is used to install 2.5-inch PCIeSSDs. Therefore, the 2.5-inch Drive
Cage N8154-69 cannot be installed at the same time.
Four PCIe SSDs
can be installed


The PCIe SSD slots do not support hot-plug.
Operating system cannot be installed on any PCIe SSD.
5.2
PCIe SSD
Category
Product Name / Description
Part Number
PCIe SSD
4 slots available
800GB Non-Hot Plug 2.5-inch PCIe SSD
- 1x 800 GB PCIe SSD, 2.5-inch
N8118-500
NOTE:
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

2.5-inch PCIeSSD Installation Kit is required to install this product.
Download the drivers and ESMPRO/ServerAgentService1.2 or later from NEC web site.
Warranty period is 3 years (36 months) or until the total bytes of written value (TBW) exceeds the limit
value, whichever occurs first. It is recommended to check the TBW periodically.
Operating system cannot be installed on any PCIe SSD.
6 Optical Drive
Category
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Internal
1 slot available
Internal Slim DVD-ROM drive
Slim DVD-ROM drive
DVD read speed: 8x (DVD-ROM / DVD-R / DVD-RW)
CD read speed: 24x (CD-ROM / CD-R/RW)
Internal DVD Super Multi Drive
Slim DVD Super Multi drive, not including writing software
DVD Read speed: 8x (DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD-R DL / DVD+R /
DVD+RW / DVD+R DL / DVD-ROM)
DVD-RAM read speed: 5x
CD read speed: 24x (CD-ROM / CD-R/RW)
External DVD Super MULTI Drive
USB, Slim DVD Super Multi drive, not including writing software
N8151-123
External
N8151-124F
N8160-97F
NOTE:

Up to 1 optical drive can be connected.
7 Internal RDX Drive
7.1
RDX Configuration
Category
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Controller
Internal USB Controller
1 x USB port
Internal USB cable
1 x Internal USB to 1 x USB device, USB 3.0
(Standard)
Internal RDX (USB)
N8151-125
Cable
Drive
1 bay available
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8 PCI Riser Card / PCI Card
Please refer to Supported PCI Cards and Installable Slots with regard to the position of PCI slot which
can mount PCI card supported.
8.1
PCI Riser Card
Product Name / Description
Part Number
PCIe Riser Card Kit
8 x PCIe 3.0 x8
PCIe x16 Riser Card Kit
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 6x PCIe 3.0 x8, auxiliary power connector (8pin)
PCIe x16 Riser Card Kit
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 6x PCIe 3.0 x8, auxiliary power connector (8+6pin)
(Standard)
8.2
N8116-34
N8116-34A
Full Length PCI Card installation Kit
For a full-length PCI card (D=312mm/12.28 in) installation in PCI Slot #2C
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Full Length PCI Card installation Kit
For a full-length installation, contains special heat sinks
N8116-37
NOTE:

Since this product is make-to-order manufacturing, the support is provided individually. Contact your
sales representative for details.
8.3
Graphics Card Installation Kit
For an installation of the video card which is used for Micorosoft RemoteFX
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Graphics Card Installation Kit
Power cables for video card (6+2pin) , a retainer to secure the graphics board
Graphics Card Installation Kit
Power cables for video card (6+2pin, 6pin) , two retainers to secure the graphics board
N8116-38
N8116-38A
NOTE:

Since this product is make-to-order manufacturing, the support is provided individually. Contact your
sales representative for details.

This product does not support/guarantee installation of general video cards on R120f-2M

N8116-34 is required for N8116-38 and N8116-34A is required for N8116-38A.
8.4
Network Interface Controller
Category
LOM card
Required
1GbE
10GbE
NEC Corporation
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Quad Port 1000BASE-T LOM Card
Broadcom® BCM5719
PCIe 2.0 x4
Dual Port 10GBASE-T LOM Card
Intel® Ethernet Controller X540
PCIe 2.0 x8
Dual Port 10G-SFP + Dual Port 1000BASE-T LOM Card
Qlogic NetXtreme II BCM57800S
PCIe 2.0 x8
NOTE:
- Available in October, 2014.
- N8104-129 SFP+ Module is required to connect with an optical
cable.
- Up to two SFP+ Modules can be installed.
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Adapter
1GbE
10GbE
SPF+
Module
1000BASE-T Adapter
Broadcom ® BCM5718 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
PCIe 2.0 x1
Dual Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
Broadcom ® BCM5718 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
PCIe 2.0 x1
Dual Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
Intel® 82580 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
PCIe 2.0 x4
NOTE:
- PXE boot is not supported on UEFI environment.
Quad Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
Broadcom ® BCM5719 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
PCIe 2.0 x4
NOTE:
- Network cables with RJ-45 plug covers cannot be used.
N8104-150
Dual Port 10GBASE SFP+ Adapter (SFP+/2ch)
Intel® 82599ES 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
PCIe 2.0 x8, Low Profile / Full Height
NOTE:
- N8104-129 SFP+ Module is required to connect with an optical
cable.
- Up to 2 SFP+ Modules can be installed.
10GBASE SFP+ Adapter (SFP+/2ch)
Qlogic NetXtreme II BCM57810S
PCIe 2.0 x8, Low Profile / Full Height
NOTE:
- N8104-129 SFP+ Module is required to connect with an optical
cable.
- The latest driver is required for Window Server 2008 and
Windows Server 2008 R2.
Dual Port 10GBASE-T Adapter
Intel® Ethernet Controller X540
PCIe 2.0(x8) , Low Profile / Full Height
SFP+ Module (10G-SR)
1 x SFP+ Module for N8104-148 and N8104-149, N8104-156
N8104-148
N8104-151
N8104-145
N8104-152
N8104-149
N8104-153
N8104-129
NOTE:

Supports up to three adapters of 10Gb Converged Network Adapter and 10Gb Network Adapter in a
single-processor configuration, and up to five in a dual-processor configuration. However, up to two
when WS2008(x86) is installed, and up to one when RHEL 6(x86) is installed.

Network performance may be reduced depending on the applications and memory performance when
three or more 10Gb Network Adapters are installed.
Types and Number of Available NICs and FC HBAs when Running with VMware
ESXi
See the table below for the types and number of available NICs and FC HBAs when running with VMware
ESXi.
The condition depends on interrupt processes managed by the operating system and insufficient interrupt
resources may lead to system failure.
LOM Type
N8104-154F
Quad Port
1000BASE-T
LOM Card
NEC Corporation
NICs and FC HBAs Type
N8104-152 Quad Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
N8104-145 Dual Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
N8104-151 Dual Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
N8104-150 1000BASE-T Adapter
Number of
Available
Adapters
Up to one adapter
Up to four adapters
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N8104-155F
Dual Port
10GBASE-T
LOM Card
N8104-156
Dual Port
10G-SFP +
Dual Port
1000BASE-T
LOM Card
N8104-153 Dual Port 10GBASE-T Adapter
N8104-149 10GBASE SFP+ Adapter (SFP+/2ch)
N8190-158A Fibre Channel Controller (2ch)
N8190-160 Fibre Channel Controller (2ch)
Other FC HBAs (1ch)
N8104-152 Quad Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
N8104-145 Dual Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
N8104-151 Dual Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
N8104-150 1000BASE-T Adapter
N8104-153 Dual Port 10GBASE-T Adapter
N8104-149 10GBASE SFP+ Adapter (SFP+/2ch)
N8190-158A Fibre Channel Controller (2ch)
N8190-160 Fibre Channel Controllerv (2ch)
Other FC HBAs (1ch)
N8104-152 Quad Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
N8104-145 Dual Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
N8104-151 Dual Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
N8104-150 1000BASE-T Adapter
N8104-153 Dual Port 10GBASE-T Adapter
N8104-149 10GBASE SFP+ Adapter (SFP+/2ch)
N8190-158A Fibre Channel Controller (2ch)
N8190-160 Fibre Channel Controller (2ch)
Other FC HBAs (1ch)
Up to four adapters
Up to four adapters
No limitations
Up to two adapter
Up to four adapters
No limitations
Up to four adapters
Up to three adapters
Up to four adapters
No limitations
Up to two adapters
No limitations
Up to two adapters
No limitations
No limitations
NOTE:

There are following limitations when using ESXi 6.0;
(1) When N8104-154F is selected, mix configuration of N8104-149/153 and N8104-150/151/152/145
is not supported.
(2) When N8104-155F is selected, mix configuration of N8104-150/151/145 and N8104-152 is not
supported, up to two adapters can be selected from N8104-150/151/145, and up to one adapter of
N8104-152.
(3) When N8104-156F is selected, up to one adapter can be selected form N8104-150/-151/-145, and
N8104-152 cannot be installed.
NIC Teaming feature – NIC Teaming and bonding features
See the table below for supported network interfaces and OS combinations.
Windows Server 2008 supports BASP (Broadcom Advanced Server Program) or Intel PROSet teaming
while Windows Server 2012 and Linux support teaming with bonding function supported by OS.
Network Interface
Team
Operating Systems
1GbE NIC
N8104-150/-151/-152/-154/-156
Up to four ports per one team
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Windows Server 2008 R2
N8104-145
Up to four ports per one team
10GbE NIC
N8104-149/156
Up to two ports per one team
10GbE NIC
N8104-153/-155F
Up to four ports per one team
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
NOTE:

NIC Teaming feature is not supported on iSCSI interfaces.

The network interfaces for each teaming must be the same.

When 10GbE NIC teaming and 1GbE NIC teaming are mixed, the teams must be up to five per one
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system.
When using Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2, the teams must be up to four per one
system.
Using iSCSI
See the table below for supported network interfaces and operating system combinations.
Category
Network Interface
Operating Systems
1GbE
N8104-150/-151/-152/-154
Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012,
Windows Server 2012 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, VMware
Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012,
Windows Server 2012 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, VMware
Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012,
Windows Server 2012 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, VMware
Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 (x86_64) or later, Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.1 or later, VMware
N8104-145
10GbE
N8104-149
10GbE
N8104-153/-155F
NOTE:

NIC Teaming feature is not supported on iSCSI interfaces.
8.5
InfiniBand
Category
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Controller
Single Port InfiniBand Adapter
Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI, MCX353A-FCBT,
FDR, PCIe 3.0(x8)
Dual Port InfiniBand Adapter
Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI, MCX354A-FCBT,
FDR, PCIe 3.0(x8)
InfiniBand Cable 2m/FRD
Copper
InfiniBand Cable 3m/FDR
Copper
InfiniBand Switch 36 ports/FDR
Mellanox MSX6036F-1SFR
36 ports, FDR, One power supply module included, no power
cord
Redundant Power Supply Unit
Power supply module for 36 ports InfiniBand switch, no power
cord
N8104-146
Cable
Switch
Unit
Power
Supply
N8104-147
K410-304(02)
K410-304(03)
NE3707-061
NE3707-063
NOTE:

Up to two InfiniBand adapters can be installed into the system and two adapters should be of the
same type.

The InfiniBand adapters and other options are make-to-order products. Please consult your sales
representative in regards to production lead time.
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8.6
External Storage Controller
8.6.1
RAID Controller
Category
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Controller
RAID Controller (2GB, RAID0/1/5/6)
LSI MegaRAID SAS 9380-8e
RAID0/1/5/6/10/50/60, 2GB, Ext. 8, PCIe 3.0 x8, SAS 12Gb/s,
SATA 6Gb/s,
Flash cache protection modules included
N8103-179
NOTE:

To configure a large-capacity RAID array, it is recommended to configure in RAID 6 or RAID 60 in
order to minimize the risk of becoming multiple hard drives failure during the RAID rebuilding process.

It is recommended to set RAID array configuration drives less than eight in order to minimize the risk
of becoming multiple hard drives failure.
Types and Number of Available RAID Controllers when Running with VMware ESXi
See the table below for the types and number of available RAID Controllers and SAS Controller when
running with VMware ESXi.
The condition depends on interrupt processes managed by the operating system and insufficient interrupt
resources may lead to system failure
Processor
Type
E5-2603 v3
E5-2609 v3
E5-2620 v3
E5-2623 v3
E5-2637 v3
E5-2643 v3
E5-2640 v3
E5-2660 v3
E5-2667 v3
E5-2670 v3
E5-2690 v3
E5-2697 v3
E5-2699 v3
1
Controller Type
Number of
available
controllers
Total Number of
available
controllers
N8103-176 RAID Controller (1 GB, RAID 0/1)
N8103-177 RAID Controller (1 GB, RAID 0/1/5/6)
N8103-178 RAID Controller (2 GB,RAID 0/1/5/6)
N8103-179 RAID Controller (2 GB,RAID 0/1/5/6)
Up to one controller
Up to three controllers
N8103-176 RAID Controller (1 GB, RAID 0/1)
N8103-177 RAID Controller (1 GB, RAID 0/1/5/6)
N8103-178 RAID Controller (2 GB,RAID 0/1/5/6)
N8103-179 RAID Controller (2 GB,RAID 0/1/5/6)
1
N8103-184 SAS Controller
N8103-176 RAID Controller (1 GB, RAID 0/1)
N8103-177 RAID Controller (1 GB, RAID 0/1/5/6)
N8103-178 RAID Controller (2 GB,RAID 0/1/5/6)
N8103-179 RAID Controller (2 GB,RAID 0/1/5/6)
1
N8103-184 SAS Controller
Up to one controller
Up to two controllers
Up to two controllers
1
Up to two controllers
Up to one controller
Up to one controller
Up to two controllers
Up to one controller
1
When ESXi 5.1/5.5 is installed.
8.6.2
Fibre Channel / SAS Controller
Category
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Fibre Channel
Fibre Channel Controller (1ch)
Emulex LightPulse LPe1250-F8 Host Bus Adapter
8Gb/s, Optical, PCIe 2.0 x8
Fibre Channel Controller (2ch)
Emulex LightPulse LPe12002-M8 Host Bus Adapter
8Gb/s, Optical, PCIe 2.0 x8
Fibre Channel Controller (1ch)
Emulex LightPulse LPe16000B-M6 Host Bus Adapter
16Gb/s, Optical, PCIe 3.0 x8
N8190-159
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SAS
Fibre Channel Controller (2ch)
Emulex LightPulse LPe16002B-M6 Host Bus Adapter
16Gb/s, Optical, PCIe 3.0 x8
SAS Controller
LSI SAS9212-4i4e Host Bus Adapter
6Gb/s SAS, Int. 4 / Ext. 4, 7-pin SATA / SFF-8088, PCIe 2.0 x8
SAS Controller
LSI SAS9300-8e Host Bus Adapter
12Gb/s SAS, ext. 8(SFF-8644 x2), PCIe 3.0 x8
NOTE:
- There is a PCI slot limitation when VMware ESXi 5.1/5.5 is
installed. Refer to Types and Number of Available RAID
Controllers when Running with VMware ESXi in the
previous section for details.
N8190-158A
N8103-142
N8103-184
NOTE:

Up to four 16Gb/s Fiber Channel Controllers can be installed. However, up to two ports in a single
processor configuration with Xeon E5-2603 v3/-2609 v3, and up to six ports in a dual processor
configuration with Xeon E5-2603 v3/-2609 v3.

Refer to Types and Number of Available NICs and FC HBAs when Running with VMware ESXi
with regard to the number of available FC HBAs on VMware ESXi systems.

Up to three SAS Controllers can be installed.
8.7
Serial Port Adapter
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Serial Port Adapter
Serial port fixed to PCI bracket
N8117-01A
NOTE:

Up to one Serial Port Adapter can be installed.
9 Other Add-in Components
9.1
Power Supply Module
Product Name / Description
Part Number
460W Hot Plug Power Supply
1 x 460 Watt 80 PLUS® Platinum
800W Hot Plug Power Supply
1 x 800 Watt 80 PLUS® Platinum
1000W Hot Plug Power Supply
1 x 1000 Watt 80 PLUS® Platinum
800W Hot Plug Power Supply
1 x 800 Watt 80 PLUS® Titanium
- NOTE: 200 VAC input only supported
N8181-121F
N8181-122F
N8181-123F
N8181-118F
NOTE:

The power units must be the same to configure redundancy.

N8181-121F is not supported when 128GB DDR4-2133 LR Memory Kit (2x64GB) N8102-615F is
installed.
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9.2
Redundant Fan Kit
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Redundant Fan Kit
4(1CPU), 5(2CPU) hot plug redundant cooling fans for R120f-2M
Redundant Fan Kit
5(1CPU), 10(2CPU) hot plug redundant cooling fans for R120f-2M
(Standard)
N8181-125
NOTE:

In a 35 degrees C environment, the fans are N+1 redundant as standard, but CPU and/or memory
throttling may occur when a fan is broken.

For 40 degrees C environment or full redundancy, arrange N8181-125 redundant fan kit.
9.3
Trusted Platform Module Kit
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Trusted Platform Module Kit
TPM 1.2 module
N8115-21
NOTE:

The kit is not available in China.

The kit is not removable after attachment.

"TPM Support" in BIOS setup menu must be activated prior to use of this kit.

To use Windows BitLocker drive encryption, be sure to keep the "recovery password" of BitLocker
function. The recovery password is required to restore data for hardware replacement during a
system error.
9.4
Internal Flash Memory
Product Name / Description
Part Number
VMware ESXi support kit
Internal USB flash memory to install VMware ESXi system
N8106-009
NOTE:

The kit does not include VMware ESXi installation media and license.
9.5
Flash FDD
Choose the Flash FDD if you need to prepare an alternative device for a floppy drive.
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Flash FDD
USB flash emulating USB floppy disk, Native capacity 1.44 MB
N8160-96
NOTE:

Up to one drive can be connected.
10 Add-on Components
10.1
17-inch LCD Console Drawer
Category
Drawer
w/ KVM
Drawer
Cable
NEC Corporation
Product Name / Description
Part Number
17-inch LCD Console Drawer (8port)
17-inch LCD, US 83-keys Keyboard, Optical mouse, 8 port
KVM switch, 1U height
Switch Unit Connection Cable Set (USB, 1.8m)
1.8 m, 1 x 15-pin mini D-sub to 1 x 15-pin mini D-sub / 1 x 4-pin
USB A
N8143-106F
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Drawer
Drawer
w/o KVM
Keypad
Switch Unit Connection Cable Set (USB, 3m)
3 m, 1 x 15-pin mini D-sub to 1 x 15-pin mini D-sub / 1 x 4-pin
USB A
Switch Unit Connection Cable Set (USB, 5m)
5 m, 1 x 15-pin mini D-sub to 1 x 15-pin mini D-sub / 1 x 4-pin
USB A
17inch LCD Console Unit 1U
17-inch LCD, US 83-keys Keyboard, Optical mouse, 1U height,
4-pin USB B to 4-pin USB A cable 2 m, PS/2 Y-splitter cable
2m, 15-pin mini D-sub VGA cable 2 m
17inch LCD Console Drawer (1port)
17-inch LCD, US 103-keys Keyboard with 10-key, Touch pad
with 3-button, 1U height, 4-pin USB B to 4-pin USB A cable 1.8
m, Two PS/2 cable 1.8 m, 15-pin mini D-sub VGA cable 1.8 m
Keyboard Unit (JP)
JP 108-keys Keyboard with 10-key for N8143-108F 17inch LCD
Console Drawer (1port)
Keyboard Unit (UK)
UK 104-keys Keyboard with 10-key, for N8143-108F 17inch
LCD Console Drawer (1port)
K410-118(03)
K410-118(05)
N8143-105F
N8143-108F
N8143-109
N8143-111
NOTE:

There are two VGA connectors on R120f-2M, one on the front side and one on the rear side. However,
the front side only works when both are connected at the same time.
10.2
KVM Switch
Category
Product Name / Description
Part Number
KVM Switch
Server Switch Unit (8 server)
1U USB 8 port KVM switch
N8191-14F
Switch Unit Connection Cable Set (USB,1.8m)
1.8 m, 1 x 15-pin mini D-sub to 1 x 15-pin mini D-sub / 1 x 4-pin
USB A
Switch Unit Connection Cable Set (USB,3m)
3 m, 1 x 15-pin mini D-sub to 1 x 15-pin mini D-sub / 1 x 4-pin
USB A
Switch Unit Connection Cable Set (USB,3m)
5 m, 1 x 15-pin mini D-sub to 1 x 15-pin mini D-sub / 1 x 4-pin
USB A
Switch Unit Connection Cable 1.8 m
1.8 m, 1 x 15-pin mini D-sub - 1x 15-pin mini D-Sub / 2x PS/2
K410-118(1A)
Cable
KVM
Cascading
K410-118(03)
K410-118(05)
K410-119(1A)
NOTE:

There are two VGA connectors on R120f-2M, one on the front side and one on the rear side. However,
the front side only works when both are connected at the same time.
10.3
Cable Management Arm
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Cable Management Arm 2U Kit
For R120f-2M
N8143-95
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10.4
Server Management License
The server integrates the EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3 as standard. Refer to Server Management for the
standard management features. For more extensive remote KVM and remote media features, choose the
following kit.
Product Name / Description
Part Number
Remote KVM and Media License Kit
N8115-04
License for one server.
Remote KVM and remote media are enabled regardless of OS status.
Remote KVM:
Displays a graphics console on the web browser of the remote terminal
(PC/server).
Controls keyboard and mouse via the remote terminals' web browser
Remote media:
Enables the user to use the CD / DVD / FD / Flash memory of the remote terminals
(PC/server) as if accessing the local drives.
NOTE: Remote KVM and remote media features are not available for virtual machines.
10.5
Medium and Cartridge
Category
RDX
NEC Corporation
HDD
Product Name
Drive supported
Part Number
RDX Cartridge (320GB)
RDX Cartridge (500GB)
RDX Cartridge (1TB)
RDX Cartridge (2TB)
N8151-125
N8151-125
N8151-125
N8151-125
N8153-01
N8153-02
N8153-03
N8153-09
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References
Boot Mode Setting
The server supports Legacy mode and UEFI mode (default) as an OS Boot Mode. See the table below for
the Boot Mode and X2APIC setting for each Operating System. As the default settings at the factory, UEFI
mode is set as OS Boot mode and X2APIC is enabled. Refer to the User’s Guide and change the settings
before installing an Operating System requiring Legacy Mode.
Operating System
Supported Boot Mode
Supported X2APIC Setting
Windows Server 2008(x86)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6(x86_64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
VMware ESXi 5.1 Update2
VMware ESXi 5.5 Update2
VMware ESXi 6.0
Legacy
Legacy
UEFI
UEFI
Legacy
UEFI
UEFI
Legacy
Legacy
Legacy
Disabled
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
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Server Management
The EXPRESSSCOPE Engine 3, integrated into the server, provides superior remote control and system
management features listed in the table below.
Standard
Hardware
monitoring
Boot monitoring
Alerting
Remote KVM
(via LAN)
Remote control
(via LAN)
Maintenance
Others
1
2
3
4
Temperature/voltage/power/RAID/
standard LAN/fan /degeneration
(memory/hard drive)
Hardware configuration information collection
Hardware event log collection
BIOS/POST stall, Booting, OS stall, shutdown
HW error, Boot error , and OS panic
(by SNMP, E-Mail)
POST/BIOS setup, ROM utility
Panic screen, Boot screen
CUI-based screen (OS console)
GUI-based screen (OS console)
Remote console recording function
Video recording
Remote reset/power on-off/ dump
Remote power capping
BIOS/BMC FW update
Remote BIOS setup(partial configuration only)
OS shutdown
Remote media (CD/DVD/FD/USB)
CLP (Command Line Protocol) (DMTF
compliant)
Remote control via Web browser (multi user
login at the same time)
Scheduling (without UPS)
EXPRESSSCOPE® Profile key
(Backup/restore BIOS/BMC setup information)
Set automatic IP address via DNS/DHCP
LDAP/Active Directory verification/user control
Clock synchronization of main unit and the RTC
Access log collection
IPMI
IPv6(Web console/CLP only)
With Remote KVM
and Media License
kit
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1
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2.0
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2.0
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The feature is not supported on VMware ESXi systems.
The optional serial port is not available for the feature.
Monitoring boot screens is not supported on VMware systems.
In VMware systems, only the direct console user interface is supported.
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OS Support Matrix for PCI Cards and Embedded Controllers
Product Name
N8103-176
N8103-177
N8103-178
N8103-179
N8103-142
N8103-184
N8190-159
N8190-160
N8190-157A
N8190-158A
N8104-154F
N8104-150
N8104-151
N8104-145
N8104-152
N8104-155F
N8104-153
N8104-156F
Embedded SATA non-RAID Controller
RAID Controller (1 GB, RAID 0/1)
RAID Controller (1 GB, RAID 0/1/5/6)
RAID Controller (2 GB,RAID 0/1/5/6)
RAID Controller (2 GB,RAID 0/1/5/6)
SAS Controller
SAS Controller
Fibre Channel Controller
Fibre Channel Controller (2ch)
Fibre Channel Controller
Fibre Channel Controller (2ch)
Quad Port 1000BASE-T LOM Card
1000BASE-T Adapter
Dual Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
Dual Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
Quad Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
Dual Port 10GBASE-T LOM Card
Dual Port 10GBASE-T Adapter
Dual Port 10G-SFP + Dual Port 1000BASE-T
LOM Card
10GBASE SFP+ Adapter (SFP+/2ch)
Dual Port 10GBASE SFP+ Adapter (SFP+/2ch)
Single Port InfiniBand Adapter
Dual Port InfiniBand Adapter
2.5-inch PCIeSSD Installation Kit
PCIe SSD Adapter 365GB
N8104-149
N8104-148
N8104-146
N8104-147
N8118-301
N8118-01
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ESXi 5.1
ESXi 5.5
ESXi 6.0
RHEL 6 x64
RHEL 6
RHEL 7
WS 2008
WS 2008 R2
WS 2012
WS 2012 R2
Part number
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Supported PCI Cards and Installable Slots
Standard Riser Card
Slots
Prio
rity
Part Number
(1)
(2)
N8104-155F
N8104-156F
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)
(13)
(14)
(15)
(16)
(17)
N8104-154F
N8103-176
N8103-177
N8103-178
N8103-179
N8118-301
N8118-01
N8190-158A
N8190-157A
N8104-147
N8104-146
N8103-184
N8104-153
N8104-149
N8104-148
(18)
(19)
(20)
(21)
(22)
(23)
(24)
(25)
N8190-160
N8190-159
N8103-142
N8104-152
N8104-145
N8104-151
N8104-150
N8117-01A
Product Name
Dual Port 10GBASE-T LOM Card
Dual Port 10G-SFP + Dual Port
1000BASE-T LOM Card
Quad Port 1000BASE-T LOM Card
RAID Controller (1 GB, RAID 0/1)
RAID Controller (1 GB, RAID 0/1/5/6)
RAID Controller (2 GB,RAID 0/1/5/6)
RAID Controller (2 GB,RAID 0/1/5/6)
2.5-inch PCIeSSD Installation Kit
PCIe SSD Adapter 365GB
Fibre Channel Controller (2ch)
Fibre Channel Controller
Dual Port InfiniBand Adapter
Single Port InfiniBand Adapter
SAS Controller
Dual Port 10GBASE-T Adapter
10GBASE SFP+ Adapter (SFP+/2ch)
Dual Port 10GBASE SFP+ Adapter
(SFP+/2ch)
Fibre Channel Controller (2ch)
Fibre Channel Controller
SAS Controller
Quad Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
Dual Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
Dual Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
1000BASE-T Adapter
Serial Port Adapter
#1A #1B #1C #2C #3C #1D #2D #3D
-
(1)
(1)
-
-
-
-
-
-
(1)
(1)
(1)
-
(1)
-
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(6)
(6)
(6)
(6)
(6)
(6)
(6)
(6)
(6)
(6)
(6)
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-
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
-
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
-
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(3)
(6)
(6)
(6)
(6)
(6)
(6)
(6)
(4)
NOTE:

The slot #2C, #3C, #2D, and #3D are available in a dual-processor configuration.

Up to 312 mm / 12.28in length card can be installed into slot #2C when N8116-37 Full Length PCI
Card installation Kit is installed.

The number between parentheses shows the population priority (recommendation). For example,
install N8104-155F (1) in the slot #1B, N8103-176 (4) in the slot #1A, N8104-153 (15) in the slot #1C
and N8190-160 (18) in the slot #1D when you install those cards.

For the configuration limitation for VMware ESXi, refer to the following documents.
VMware ESXi5.1
https://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere5/r51/vsphere-51-configuration-maximums.pdf
VMware ESXi5.5
https://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere5/r55/vsphere-55-configuration-maximums.pdf
VMware ESXi6.0
https://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere6/r60/vsphere-60-configuration-maximums.pdf
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N8116-34/34A PCIe x16 Riser Card Kit
Slots
Prio
rity
Part Number
(1)
(2)
N8104-155F
N8104-156F
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)
(13)
(14)
(15)
(16)
(17)
N8104-154F
N8103-176
N8103-177
N8103-178
N8103-179
N8118-301
N8118-01
N8190-158A
N8190-157A
N8104-147
N8104-146
N8103-184
N8104-153
N8104-149
N8104-148
(18)
(19)
(20)
(21)
(22)
(23)
(24)
(25)
N8190-160
N8190-159
N8103-142
N8104-152
N8104-145
N8104-151
N8104-150
N8117-01A
Product Name
Dual Port 10GBASE-T LOM Card
Dual Port 10G-SFP + Dual Port
1000BASE-T LOM Card
Quad Port 1000BASE-T LOM Card
RAID Controller (1 GB, RAID 0/1)
RAID Controller (1 GB, RAID 0/1/5/6)
RAID Controller (2 GB,RAID 0/1/5/6)
RAID Controller (2 GB,RAID 0/1/5/6)
2.5-inch PCIeSSD Installation Kit
PCIe SSD Adapter 365GB
Fibre Channel Controller (2ch)
Fibre Channel Controller
Dual Port InfiniBand Adapter
Single Port InfiniBand Adapter
SAS Controller
Dual Port 10GBASE-T Adapter
10GBASE SFP+ Adapter (SFP+/2ch)
Dual Port 10GBASE SFP+ Adapter
(SFP+/2ch)
Fibre Channel Controller (2ch)
Fibre Channel Controller
SAS Controller
Quad Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
Dual Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
Dual Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
1000BASE-T Adapter
Serial Port Adapter
#1A #1B
#1C
#2C
#1D
#2D
#3D
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(1)
(1)
-
-
-
-
-
(1)
(1)
(1)
-
(1)
-
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
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-
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
(3)
-
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(4)
(3)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(5)
(4)
NOTE:

The slot #2C, #2D, and #3D are available in a dual-processor configuration.

Up to 312 mm / 12.28in length card can be installed into slot #2C when N8116-37 Full Length PCI
Card installation Kit is installed.

The number between parentheses shows the population priority (recommendation). For example,
install N8104-155F (1) in the slot #1B, N8103-176 (4) in the slot #1A, N8104-153 (15) in the slot #1C
and N8190-160 (18) in the slot #1D when you install those cards.

For the configuration limitation for VMware ESXi, refer to the following documents.
VMware ESXi5.1
https://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere5/r51/vsphere-51-configuration-maximums.pdf
VMware ESXi5.5
https://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere5/r55/vsphere-55-configuration-maximums.pdf
VMware ESXi6.0
https://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere6/r60/vsphere-60-configuration-maximums.pdf
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Revision History
Revision
Date
Description
10.0
October 23, 2015
9.0
July 16, 2015
8.0
June 25, 2015
7.0
May 29, 2015
6.0
April 17, 2015
5.1
March 25, 2015
5.0
February 18, 2015
4.0
January 28, 2015
New products added:
128GB DDR4-2133 LR Memory Kit (2x64GB) / N8102-615F
External DVD Super MULTI Drive / N8160-97F
RDX Cartridge (2TB) / N8153-09
Discontinued product deleted:
External DVD-ROM drive / N8160-91
RDX Cartridge (2TB) / N8153-08
RDX Cartridge (SSD/128GB) / N8153-06
RDX Cartridge (SSD/256GB) /N8153-07
New products added:
2.5-inch PCIeSSD Installation Kit N8118-301
800GB Non-Hot Plug 2.5-inch PCIe SSD N8118-500
Discontinued product deleted:
100GB Hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA SSD N8150-724
PCIe SSD Adapter 365GB N8118-01
Others:
Added RHEL 7 to the list of operating system supported
Changed the number of logical processors and maximum memory size
supported by Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (x86_64)
2.5-inch SATA SSD(MLC) is supported on VMware ESXi
Corrected the Installable Slot information for N8117-01A.
Added URL links to VMware documents for the configuration limitation
Discontinued product deleted:
4KB sector drives other than N8150-490 and N8150-521
Others:
Added a note for 4KB sector drives
Others:
Added BIS in the Regulatory and Safety list
SAS Controller N8103-184 supports ESXi 5.5
Added PCI slot limitation for VMware ESXi 5.1/5.5
Corrected description of N8104-156F/N8104-149
Added note for N8104-145 Dual Port 1000BASE-T Adapter
New products added:
1TB 7.2K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA HDD / N8150-520
2TB 7.2K Hot Plug 2.5-inch SATA HDD / N8150-521
PCIe x16 Riser Card Kit / N8116-34A
Graphics Card Installation Kit / N8116-38A
Others:
Added ESXi 6 to the list of operating system supported
Others:
Added note for RAID Controller Configuration (2)
New products added:
Graphics Card Installation Kit / N8116-38
VMware ESXi support kit / N8106-009
Others:
Added note to configure with VMware Systems
Updated Supported PCI Cards and Installable Slots matrix to indicate the
population priority of PCI card
New products added:
SAS Controller / N8103-184
Part number changed:
Flash FDD / N8160-96
17-inch LCD Console Drawer (1port) / N8143-108F
Keyboard Unit (JP) / N8143-109
Keyboard Unit (UK) / N8143-111
Others:
Added CCC and RCM in the Regulatory and Safety list
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3.0
November 17, 2014
2.0
October 16, 2014
1.0
September 17, 2014
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Others:
Added KC in the Regulatory and Safety list
512B sector SAS HDDs supported on UEFI Boot OS
250GB SATA HDD supported on UEFI Boot OS
N8103-142 SAS controller supported on ESXi 5.5
N8104-153 Dual Port 10GBASE-T Adapter supported on Windows/ESXi
N8104-155F Dual Port 10GBASE-T Adapter supported on Windows
Notes for NIC Teaming feature changed
Discontinued product deleted:
RDX Cartridge (1.5TB) / N8153-04
Others:
Add BSMI and UL(Mexico) in the Regulatory and Safety list.
Support for VMware ESXi 5.1 and 5.5
Initial release
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