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Dell™ PowerEdge™ R905
Hardware Owner’s
Manual
Notes, Notices, and Cautions
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and tells you how to avoid the problem.
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September 2009
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Contents
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About Your System .
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Other Information You May Need
Accessing System Features During Startup .
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Front-Panel Features and Indicators
Hard-Drive Indicator Codes
Back-Panel Features and Indicators
Connecting External Devices .
Power Indicator Codes
NIC Indicator Codes
LCD Status Messages
Solving Problems Described by LCD
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Removing LCD Status Messages .
System Messages
Warning Messages
Diagnostics Messages
Alert Messages
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Using the System Setup Program
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Entering the System Setup Program .
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Responding to Error Messages .
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Using the System Setup Program .
System Setup Options
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Main Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
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Memory Information Screen
CPU Information Screen
Integrated Devices Screen .
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Serial Communication Screen
System Security Screen
Exit Screen
System and Setup Password Features.
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Using the System Password
Using the Setup Password
Disabling a Forgotten Password.
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Baseboard Management Controller Configuration
Entering the BMC Setup Module .
BMC Setup Module Options
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Installing System Components
Recommended Tools .
Inside the System.
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Removing and Replacing the Optional Front Bezel
Opening and Closing the System
Opening the System .
Closing the System
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Cooling Fans .
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Removing a Cooling Fan
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Replacing a Cooling Fan
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Cooling Shroud Assembly .
Removing the Cooling Shroud Assembly .
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Replacing the Cooling Shroud Assembly .
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Removing a Power Supply
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Replacing a Power Supply
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Processor Expansion Module .
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Power Supplies
Removing the PEM or PEM Shell .
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Replacing the PEM or PEM Shell .
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Installing an Expansion Card .
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Removing an Expansion Card
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Expansion Cards .
Expansion Card Installation Guidelines
Riser Board.
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Removing the Riser Board
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Replacing the Riser Board
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Installing an Optional RAC Card
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Internal USB Memory Key (Optional)
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RAC Card .
Installing the Optional Internal USB
Memory Key . . . . . . . . . . . .
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TOE/iSCSI Key (Optional)
SD Memory Card .
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NIC Daughter Card .
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Installing the NIC Daughter Card .
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Removing the NIC Daughter Card
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System Memory
General Memory Module
Installation Guidelines . .
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Removing Memory Modules
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Removing a Processor
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Installing a Processor .
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Installing an Optical Drive .
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Hard Drives .
Before You Begin
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Removing a Drive Blank.
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Installing a Drive Blank .
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Configuring the Boot Device
Removing a Hot-Plug Hard Drive .
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Installing a Hot-Plug Hard Drive
Replacing a Hard Drive in a
Hard-Drive Carrier . . . . .
SAS Controller Cards.
Removing a SAS Controller Card .
Installing a SAS Controller Card
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Installing the SAS RAID Controller
Card Battery . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Connecting an External SAS Tape Drive
Connecting an External Fibre Channel
Storage Device . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing Memory Modules.
Processors
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System Battery .
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Replacing the System Battery
Control Panel Assembly .
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Removing the Control Panel
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Installing the Control Panel .
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Removing the Chassis Intrusion Switch
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Installing the Chassis Intrusion Switch
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Chassis Intrusion Switch
SAS Backplane
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Removing a Peripheral Interposer Board
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Replacing a Peripheral Interposer Board
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Removing the SAS Backplane
Installing a SAS Backplane.
Peripheral Interposer Board .
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Removing a Fan Interposer Board
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Installing a Fan Interposer Board
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Removing the System Board
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Installing the System Board
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Fan Interposer Board
System Board
Power Distribution Board
Removing the Power Distribution Board .
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Removing the PEM Board
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Replacing the PEM Board
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Installing the Power Distribution Board
Processor Expansion Module Board
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Troubleshooting Your System
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Safety First—For You and Your System
Start-Up Routine
Checking Basic Power Problems
Checking the Equipment .
Troubleshooting External Connections .
Troubleshooting the Video Subsystem
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Troubleshooting the Keyboard or Mouse .
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Troubleshooting Serial I/O Problems
Troubleshooting a Serial I/O Device
Troubleshooting a USB Device
Troubleshooting a NIC
Troubleshooting a Wet System.
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Troubleshooting a Damaged System.
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Troubleshooting the System Battery .
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Troubleshooting Power Supplies
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Troubleshooting System Memory
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Troubleshooting an Optical Drive
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Troubleshooting System Cooling Problems
Troubleshooting a Fan
Troubleshooting a Hard Drive
Troubleshooting a SAS Controller or SAS
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Troubleshooting an External SAS Tape Drive .
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Troubleshooting Expansion Cards .
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Troubleshooting the Microprocessors
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Running the System Diagnostics .
Using Dell PowerEdge Diagnostics .
System Diagnostics Features
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When to Use the System Diagnostics .
Running the System Diagnostics
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System Diagnostics Testing Options
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Selecting Devices for Testing
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Selecting Diagnostics Options
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Using the Custom Test Options
Viewing Information and Results .
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Jumpers and Connectors
System Board Jumpers
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Disabling a Forgotten Password
System Board Connectors .
Processor Expansion Module Board Connectors .
SAS Backplane Board Connectors
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SAS 2.5-Inch Peripheral Interposer Board
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Getting Help .
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Contacting Dell .
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Glossary
Index
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Contents
About Your System
This section describes the physical, firmware, and software interface features
that provide and ensure the essential functioning of your system. The
physical connectors on your system’s front and back panels provide
convenient connectivity and system expansion capability. The system
firmware, applications, and operating systems monitor the system and
component status and alert you when a problem arises. System conditions
can be reported by any of the following:
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Front or back panel indicators
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LCD status messages
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System messages
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Warning messages
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Diagnostics messages
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Alert messages
This section describes each type of message, lists the possible causes, and
provides steps to resolve any problems indicated by a message. The system
indicators and features are illustrated in this section.
Other Information You May Need
CAUTION: The Product Information Guide provides important safety and
regulatory information. Warranty information may be included within this
document or as a separate document.
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The Rack Installation Guide or Rack Installation Instructions included
with your rack solution describes how to install your system into a rack.
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The Getting Started Guide provides an overview of system features, setting
up your system, and technical specifications.
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CDs included with your system provide documentation and tools for
configuring and managing your system.
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Systems management software documentation describes the features,
requirements, installation, and basic operation of the software.
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Operating system documentation describes how to install (if necessary),
configure, and use the operating system software.
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Documentation for any components you purchased separately provides
information to configure and install these options.
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Updates are sometimes included with the system to describe changes to
the system, software, and/or documentation.
NOTE: Always check for updates on support.dell.com and read the updates
first because they often supersede information in other documents.
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Release notes or readme files may be included to provide last-minute
updates to the system or documentation or advanced technical reference
material intended for experienced users or technicians.
Accessing System Features During Startup
Table 1-1 describes keystrokes that may be entered during startup to access
system features. If your operating system begins to load before you enter the
keystroke, allow the system to finish booting, and then restart your system
and try again.
Table 1-1.
Keystrokes for Accessing System Features
Keystroke
Description
<F2>
Enters the System Setup program. See "Using the System Setup
Program" on page 45.
<F10>
Enters the Utility Partition main menu to access the System
Diagnostics program. See "Running the System Diagnostics" on
page 170.
<F11>
Enters the boot mode selection screen, allowing you to choose a boot
device.
<F12>
Enters PXE boot.
<Ctrl+E>
Enters the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) Management
Utility, which allows access to the system event log (SEL) and
configuration of the remote access controller (RAC) card. See the
BMC User’s Guide for more information on setup and use of BMC.
<Ctrl+R>
Enters the PERC boot utility. See your PERC adapter User’s Guide for
more information.
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Table 1-1.
Keystrokes for Accessing System Features (continued)
Keystroke
Description
<Ctrl+C>
If a SAS controller is installed, this keystroke enters the SAS
Configuration Utility. See your SAS adapter User’s Guide for more
information.
<Ctrl+S>
Option is displayed if you have PXE support enabled through the
System Setup Program (see "Integrated Devices Screen" on page 51),
or iSCSI boot enabled. This keystroke allows you to configure NIC
settings for PXE boot. For more information, see the documentation
for the integrated NIC.
Front-Panel Features and Indicators
Figure 1-1 shows the controls, indicators, and connectors located behind the
optional rack bezel on the system's front panel.
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Figure 1-1.
Front-Panel Features and Indicators
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Table 1-2.
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Front-Panel Features and Connectors
Item Component
1
4
Power-on indicator,
power button
Icon
Description
The power button controls the DC power
supply output to the system.
NOTE: If you turn off the system using the
power button and the system is running an
ACPI-compliant operating system, the
system performs a graceful shutdown before
the power is turned off. If the system is not
running an ACPI-compliant operating
system, the power is turned off immediately
after the power button is pressed.
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NMI button
Used to troubleshoot software and device
driver errors when using certain operating
systems. This button can be pressed using
the end of a paper clip.
Use this button only if directed to do so by
qualified support personnel or by the
operating system's documentation.
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System identification
button
About Your System
The identification buttons on the front
and back panels can be used to locate a
particular system within a rack. When one
of these buttons is pushed, the blue system
status indicator on the front and back
blinks until one of the buttons is pushed
again.
Table 1-2.
Front-Panel Features and Connectors (continued)
Item Component
4
LCD display
Icon
Description
Provides system ID, status information,
and system error messages.
The LCD display lights during normal
system operation. Both the systems
management software and the
identification buttons located on the front
and back of the system can cause the LCD
to flash blue to identify a particular system.
The LCD display lights amber when the
system needs attention due to a problem
with power supplies, fans, system
temperature, or hard drives.
NOTE: If the system is connected to AC
power and an error has been detected, the
LCD display lights amber regardless of
whether the system has been powered on.
5
USB connectors (2)
Connects USB 2.0-compliant devices to
the system.
6
Video connector
Connects a monitor to the system.
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Hard drives (optional)
Five 3.5" drives or eight 2.5" drives.
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Optical drive
(optional)
Optional slimline optical drive
NOTE: DVD devices are data only.
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Hard-Drive Indicator Codes
The hard-drive carriers have two indicators—a drive-activity indicator and a
drive-status indicator. See Figure 1-2.
Figure 1-2.
Hard-Drive Indicators
1
1
drive-status indicator (green
and amber) – requires
hardware RAID controller
2
2
green drive-activity indicator
Table 1-3 lists the drive indicator patterns for hard drives connected to a RAIDenabled controller card such as a PERC6i card. Different patterns are displayed
as drive events occur in the system. For example, if a hard drive fails, the "drive
failed" pattern appears. After the drive is selected for removal, the "drive being
prepared for removal" pattern appears, followed by the "drive ready for insertion
or removal" pattern. After the replacement drive is installed, the "drive being
prepared for operation" pattern appears, followed by the "drive online" pattern.
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Table 1-3.
Card
Hard-Drive Indicator Patterns for Drives Connected to a RAID Controller
Condition
Drive-Status Indicator Pattern
Identify drive/preparing
for removal
Blinks green two times per second
Drive ready for insertion or Off
removal
NOTE: The drive status indicator remains off until all
hard drives are initialized after system power is applied.
Drives are not ready for insertion or removal during this
time.
Drive predicted failure
Blinks green, amber, and off.
Drive failed
Blinks amber four times per second.
Drive rebuilding
Blinks green slowly.
Drive online
Steady green.
Rebuild halted
Blinks green three seconds, amber three seconds, and
off six seconds.
Back-Panel Features and Indicators
Figure 1-3 shows the controls, indicators, and connectors located on the
system's back panel.
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Figure 1-3.
2
3
Back-Panel Features and Indicators
4
5
6
7
8
9
1
1
13
video connector
2
11
12
serial connector
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3
USB connectors (2)
4
integrated NIC connector NIC2
5
integrated NIC connector NIC1
6
remote access controller (optional)
7
expansion-card slots (7)
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integrated NIC connector NIC3
9
integrated NIC connector NIC4
10
power supply 2
11
system status indicator
12
system identification button
13
power supply 1
Connecting External Devices
When connecting external devices to your system, follow these guidelines:
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Most devices must be connected to a specific connector and device drivers
must be installed before the device operates properly. (Device drivers are
normally included with your operating system software or with the device
itself.) See the documentation that accompanied the device for specific
installation and configuration instructions.
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Always attach external devices while your system is turned off. Next, turn
on any external devices before turning on the system (unless the
documentation for the device specifies otherwise).
About Your System
For information about individual connectors, see "Jumpers and Connectors" on
page 173. For information about enabling, disabling, and configuring I/O ports
and connectors, see "Using the System Setup Program" on page 45.
Power Indicator Codes
The power button on the front panel controls the power input to the system's
power supplies. The power indicator can provide information on power status
(see Figure 1-1). Table 1-4 lists the power button indicator codes.
Table 1-4.
Power Button Indicators
Indicator
Function
On
Indicates that power is supplied to the system and the system is
operational.
Flickering
Power is supplied to the system but the system is powering up,
or shutting down.
Off
Indicates that no power is supplied to the system.
The indicators on the power supplies show whether power is present or
whether a power fault has occurred (see Figure 1-4 and Table 1-5).
Table 1-5.
Power Supply Indicators
Indicator
Function
Power supply
status
Green indicates that the power supply is operational and
providing DC power to the system.
Power supply
fault
Amber indicates a problem with the power supply.
AC line status
Green indicates that a valid AC source is connected to the
power supply and is operational.
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Figure 1-4.
Power Supply Indicators
1
1
power supply status
(DC out is operational)
3
AC line status (AC in is operational)
2
2
3
power supply fault
NIC Indicator Codes
Each NIC on the system back panel has an indicator that provides
information on network activity and link status. See Figure 1-5. Table 1-6 lists
the NIC indicator codes.
Figure 1-5.
NIC Indicators
1
1
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link indicator
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2
activity indicator
Table 1-6.
NIC Indicator Codes
Indicator
Indicator Code
Link and activity indicators are off The NIC is not connected to the network.
Link indicator is green
The NIC is connected to a valid link partner on
the network.
Activity indicator is blinking amber Network data is being sent or received.
LCD Status Messages
The system's control panel LCD provides status messages to signify when the
system is operating correctly or when the system needs attention.
The LCD lights blue to indicate a normal operating condition, and lights
amber to indicate an error condition. The LCD scrolls a message that
includes a status code followed by descriptive text. Table 1-7 lists the LCD
status messages that can occur and the probable cause for each message. The
LCD messages refer to events recorded in the System Event Log (SEL). For
information on the SEL and configuring system management settings, see
the systems management software documentation.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
NOTE: If your system fails to boot, press the System ID button for at least five
seconds until an error code appears on the LCD. Record the code, then see "Getting
Help" on page 181.
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Table 1-7.
LCD Status Messages
Line 1
Message
Line 2
Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
N/A
SYSTEM NAME
A 62-character string that
can be defined by the user
in the System Setup
program.
This message is for
information only.
You can change the
system string in the
The SYSTEM NAME
System Setup program.
displays under the
See "Using the System
following conditions:
Setup Program" on
• The system is powered page 45.
on.
• The power is off and
active POST errors are
displayed.
E1000
FAILSAFE,
Call Support
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
E1114
Temp Ambient Ambient system
temperature is out of
acceptable range.
See "Troubleshooting
System Cooling
Problems" on page 157.
E1210
CMOS Batt
CMOS battery is missing, See "Troubleshooting the
or the voltage is out of
System Battery" on
acceptable range.
page 155.
E1211
ROMB Batt
RAID battery is either
missing, bad, or unable to
recharge due to thermal
issues.
Reseat the RAID battery.
See "Installing the SAS
RAID Controller Card
Battery" on page 115, and
"Troubleshooting System
Cooling Problems" on
page 157.
E12nn
# PwrGd
Specified voltage
regulator has failed.
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
E1229
CPU # VCORE
Processor # VCORE
voltage regulator has
failed.
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
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Table 1-7.
LCD Status Messages (continued)
Line 1
Message
Line 2
Message
Causes
E122A
CPU # VTT
Processor # VTT voltage See "Getting Help" on
has exceeded the
page 181.
allowable voltage range
E122D
CPU # VDDIO
Processor # VDDIO
voltage has exceeded the
allowable voltage range
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
E122E
CPU # VDDA
Processor # VDDA
voltage has exceeded the
allowable voltage range
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
E122F
2.5V PwrGd
2.5V voltage regulator has See "Getting Help" on
failed.
page 181.
E1231
1.2V HTCORE
PwrGd
1.2V HTCORE voltage
regulator has failed.
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
E1232
VDD 12V PS#
PwrGd
The specified power
supply has failed or has
been removed from the
bay while the system
was on.
If removed, reinsert the
power supply into the bay
and reconnect to power.
For component failures,
see "Getting Help" on
page 181.
E123B
LOM Mezz
PwrGd
Voltage regulator for the
NIC daughter card has
failed.
Recycle power to the
system or clear the SEL. If
the problem persists, see
"Getting Help" on
page 181.
E123C
Planar LOM
PwrGd
Voltage regulator for the Recycle power to the
integrated NIC has failed. system or clear the SEL. If
the problem persists, see
"Getting Help" on
page 181.
E1310
RPM Fan ##
RPM of specified cooling See "Troubleshooting
System Cooling
fan is out of acceptable
Problems" on page 157.
operating range.
Corrective Actions
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Table 1-7.
LCD Status Messages (continued)
Line 1
Message
Line 2
Message
Causes
E1313
Fan
Redundancy
One or more cooling fans See "Troubleshooting
has failed. Cooling fan
System Cooling
redundancy has been lost. Problems" on page 157.
E1414
CPU #
Thermtrip
Specified microprocessor
is out of acceptable
temperature range and
has halted operation.
Corrective Actions
See "Troubleshooting
System Cooling
Problems" on page 157. If
the problem persists,
ensure that the
microprocessor heat sinks
are properly installed. See
"Troubleshooting the
Microprocessors" on
page 167.
NOTE: The LCD continues
to display this message
until the system’s power
cord is disconnected and
reconnected to the AC
power source, or the SEL
is cleared using either
Server Assistant or the
BMC Management Utility.
See the Dell OpenManage
Baseboard Management
Controller User’s Guide for
information about these
utilities.
E1418
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CPU #
Presence
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Specified processor is
missing or bad, or the
system is in an
unsupported
configuration.
See "Troubleshooting the
Microprocessors" on
page 167.
Table 1-7.
LCD Status Messages (continued)
Line 1
Message
Line 2
Message
E141C
CPU Mismatch Processors are in an
unsupported
configuration.
Ensure that your
processors match and
conform to the type
described in the
Microprocessor Technical
Specifications outlined in
your system’s Getting
Started Guide.
E141F
CPU Protocol The system BIOS has
reported a processor
protocol error.
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
E1420
CPU Bus PERR The system BIOS has
reported a processor bus
parity error.
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
E1421
CPU Init
The system BIOS has
reported a processor
initialization error.
E1422
CPU Machine
Chk
The system BIOS has
See "Getting Help" on
reported a machine check page 181.
error.
E1610
PS # Missing Specified power supply is See "Troubleshooting
improperly installed or
Power Supplies" on
removed.
page 156.
E1614
PS # Status
Specified power supply is See "Troubleshooting
improperly installed or
Power Supplies" on
faulty.
page 156.
E1618
PS #
Predictive
Power supply voltage is
out of acceptable range;
specified power supply is
improperly installed or
faulty.
Causes
Corrective Actions
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
See "Troubleshooting
Power Supplies" on
page 156.
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Table 1-7.
LCD Status Messages (continued)
Line 1
Message
Line 2
Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
E161C
PS # Input
Lost
Power source for specified
power supply is
unavailable, or out of
acceptable range.
Check the AC power
source for the specified
power supply. If problem
persists, see
"Troubleshooting Power
Supplies" on page 156.
E1620
PS # Input
Range
Power source for specified
power supply is
unavailable, or out of
acceptable range.
Check the AC power
source for the specified
power supply. If problem
persists, see
"Troubleshooting Power
Supplies" on page 156.
E1624
PS
Redundancy
Power supply redundancy See "Troubleshooting
has been lost. If the
Power Supplies" on
remaining power supply page 156.
fails the system will shut
down.
E1625
PS AC
Current
Power source is out of
acceptable range.
Check the AC power
source.
E1710
I/O Channel
Chk
The system BIOS has
reported an I/O channel
check error.
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
E1711
PCI PERR B## The system BIOS has
D## F##
reported a PCI parity
error on a component
PCI PERR
that resides in PCI
Slot #
configuration space at
bus ##, device ##,
function ##.
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Remove and reseat the
specified PCI expansion
card. If the problem
persists, see
"Troubleshooting
Expansion Cards" on
page 166. If
troubleshooting does not
The system BIOS has
resolve the problem, see
reported a PCI parity
"Getting Help" on
error on a component
that resides in PCI slot #. page 181.
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Table 1-7.
LCD Status Messages (continued)
Line 1
Message
Line 2
Message
E1712
PCI SERR B## The system BIOS has
D## F##
reported a PCI system
error on a component
PCI SERR
that resides in PCI
Slot #
configuration space at
bus ##, device ##,
function ##.
Causes
Corrective Actions
Remove and reseat the
specified PCI expansion
card. If the problem
persists, see
"Troubleshooting
Expansion Cards" on
page 166. If
troubleshooting does not
resolve the problem, see
"Getting Help" on
page 181.
The system BIOS has
reported a PCI system
error on a component
that resides in slot #.
E1714
Unknown Err
See "Getting Help" on
The system BIOS has
determined that there has page 181.
been an error in the
system, but is unable to
determine its origin.
E171F
PCIE Fatal
Err B## D##
F##
The system BIOS has
reported a PCIe fatal error
on a component that
resides in PCI
configuration space at
bus ##, device ##,
function ##.
PCIE Fatal
Err Slot #
Remove and reseat the
specified PCI expansion
card. If the problem
persists, see
"Troubleshooting
Expansion Cards" on
page 166. If
troubleshooting does not
The system BIOS has
reported a PCIe fatal error resolve the problem, see
"Getting Help" on
on a component that
page 181.
resides in slot #.
E1810
HDD ## Fault Specified hard drive has a See "Troubleshooting a
fault.
Hard Drive" on page 161.
E1811
HDD ## Rbld
Abrt
Specified hard drive has
ended rebuild before
completion.
See "Troubleshooting a
Hard Drive" on page 161.
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Table 1-7.
LCD Status Messages (continued)
Line 1
Message
Line 2
Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
E1812
HDD ##
Removed
Specified hard drive has
been removed from the
system.
Information only.
E1914
DRAC5 Conn2
Cbl
DRAC 5 cable is missing
or unseated.
Reconnect the cable. See
"RAC Card" on page 86.
E1A14
SAS Cable A
SAS cable A is unseated,
missing, or bad.
Check the cable
connection to the SAS
backplane. See "SAS
Backplane Board
Connectors" on page 178.
E1A15
SAS Cable B
SAS cable B is unseated,
missing, or bad.
Check the cable
connection to the SAS
backplane. See "SAS
Backplane Board
Connectors" on page 178.
E1A1C
LOM Mezz
Missing
NIC daughter card is
missing.
Install or reseat the NIC
daughter card.
E2010
No Memory
No memory is installed in Install memory modules.
the system.
See "System Memory" on
page 94.
E2011
Mem Config
Err
Memory detected, but is
not configurable. Error
detected during memory
configuration.
Check the memory
configuration and
reinstall the memory
modules if necessary. See
"System Memory" on
page 94.
See "Troubleshooting
System Memory" on
page 158.
E2012
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Unusable
Memory
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Memory is configured,
but not usable. Memory
subsystem failure.
See "Troubleshooting
System Memory" on
page 158.
Table 1-7.
LCD Status Messages (continued)
Line 1
Message
Line 2
Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
E2013
Shadow BIOS
Fail
The system BIOS failed
to copy its flash image
into memory.
See "Troubleshooting
System Memory" on
page 158.
E2014
CMOS Fail
CMOS failure. CMOS
RAM not functioning
properly.
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
E2015
DMA
Controller
DMA controller failure.
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
E2016
Int
Controller
Interrupt controller
failure.
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
E2017
Timer Fail
Timer refresh failure.
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
E2018
Prog Timer
Programmable interval
timer error.
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
E2019
Parity Error Parity error.
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
E201A
SIO Err
SIO failure.
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
E201B
Kybd
Controller
Keyboard controller
failure.
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
E201C
SMI Init
System management
interrupt (SMI)
initialization failure.
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
E201D
Shutdown
Test
BIOS shutdown test
failure.
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
E201E
POST Mem
Test
BIOS POST memory test See "Troubleshooting
failure.
System Memory" on
page 158. If problem
persists, see "Getting
Help" on page 181.
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Table 1-7.
LCD Status Messages (continued)
Line 1
Message
Line 2
Message
Causes
E201F
DRAC Config
Remote access controller Check screen for specific
(RAC) configuration
error messages. Ensure
failure.
that the RAC card and
cables are properly seated.
See "RAC Card" on
page 86. If problem
persists, see your RAC
documentation.
E2020
CPU Config
CPU configuration
failure.
Check screen for specific
error messages.
E2021
Memory
Population
Incorrect memory
configuration. Memory
population order
incorrect.
Check screen for specific
error messages. See
"Troubleshooting System
Memory" on page 158.
E2022
POST Fail
General failure after
video.
Check screen for specific
error messages.
E2110
MBE DIMM ##
& ##
One of the DIMMs in the See "Troubleshooting
set implicated by "## & System Memory" on
##" has had a memory
page 158.
multi-bit error (MBE).
E2111
SBE Log
The system BIOS has
See "Troubleshooting
Disable DIMM disabled memory single- System Memory" on
##
bit error (SBE) logging,
page 158.
and will not resume
logging further SBEs until
the system is rebooted.
"##" represents the
DIMM implicated by the
BIOS.
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Corrective Actions
Table 1-7.
LCD Status Messages (continued)
Line 1
Message
Line 2
Message
Causes
E2112
Mem Spare
DIMM ##
The system BIOS has
See "Troubleshooting
spared the memory
System Memory" on
because it has determined page 158.
that the memory had too
many errors. "##"
represents the DIMM
implicated by the BIOS.
I1910
Intrusion
System cover has been
removed.
I1911
>3 ERRs Chk
Log
LCD overflow message.
I1912
SEL Full
System Event Log is full Clear the log by deleting
of events and is unable to event entries.
log any more events.
I1915
Video Off
The video has been
(LCD lights with turned off by the RAC
remote user.
a blue or amber
background.)
Information only.
I1916
Video Off in The video will be turned
##
off in xx seconds by the
(LCD lights with RAC remote user.
Information only.
Corrective Actions
Information only.
Check the SEL for details
A maximum of three error on the events.
messages can display
sequentially on the LCD.
The fourth message
displays as the standard
overflow message.
a blue or amber
background.)
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Table 1-7.
LCD Status Messages (continued)
Line 1
Message
Line 2
Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
W1228
ROMB Batt <
24hr
Warns predictively that
the RAID battery has less
than 24 hours of charge
left.
Replace the RAID battery.
See "Installing the SAS
RAID Controller Card
Battery" on page 115.
NOTE: For the full name of an abbreviation or acronym used in this table, see the
"Glossary" on page 183.
Solving Problems Described by LCD Status Messages
The code and text on the LCD can often specify a very precise fault condition
that is easily corrected. For example, if the code
E0708 PROC_1_Presence appears, you know that a microprocessor is
not installed in socket 1.
In contrast, you might be able to determine the problem if multiple related
errors occur. For example, if you receive a series of messages indicating
multiple voltage faults, you might determine that the problem is a failing
power supply.
Removing LCD Status Messages
For faults associated with sensors, such as temperature, voltage, fans, and so
on, the LCD message is automatically removed when that sensor returns to a
normal state. For example, if temperature for a component goes out of range,
the LCD displays the fault; when the temperature returns to the acceptable
range, the message is removed from the LCD. For other faults, you must take
action to remove the message from the display:
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•
Clear the SEL — You can perform this task remotely, but you will lose
the event history for the system.
•
Power cycle — Turn off the system and disconnect it from the electrical
outlet; wait approximately ten seconds, reconnect the power cable, and
restart the system.
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Any of these actions will remove fault messages, and return the status
indicators and LCD colors to the normal state. Messages will reappear under
the following conditions:
•
The sensor returns to a normal state but fails again, resulting in a new
SEL entry.
•
The system is reset and new error events are detected.
•
A failure is recorded from another source that maps to the same display
entry.
System Messages
System messages appear on the screen to notify you of a possible problem
with the system. Table 1-8 lists the system messages that can occur and the
probable cause and corrective action for each message.
NOTE: If you receive a system message that is not listed in Table 1-8, check the
documentation for the application that is running when the message appears or the
operating system's documentation for an explanation of the message and
recommended action.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
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Table 1-8.
System Messages
Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
Alert! Node
Interleaving
disabled! Memory
configuration does
not support Node
Interleaving.
The memory
configuration does not
support node
interleaving. The system
will run but with reduced
functionality.
Ensure that the memory
modules are installed in a
configuration that supports
node interleaving. See
"General Memory Module
Installation Guidelines" on
page 94. If the problem
persists, see
"Troubleshooting System
Memory" on page 158.
Attempting to
update Remote
Configuration.
Please wait...
Remote Configuration
Wait until the process is
request has been detected complete.
and is being processed.
BIOS Manufacturing System is in
mode detected.
manufacturing mode.
MANUFACTURING MODE
will be cleared
before the next
boot. System
reboot required
for normal
operation.
Reboot to take the system
out of manufacturing
mode.
Remote BIOS update
attempt failed.
Retry the BIOS update. If
the problem persists, see
"Getting Help" on
page 181.
BIOS Update
Attempt Failed!
Caution! NVRAM_CLR NVRAM_CLR jumper is
jumper is
installed. CMOS has
installed on
been cleared.
system board.
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Remove the NVRAM_CLR
jumper. See Figure 6-1 for
jumper locations.
Table 1-8.
System Messages (continued)
Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
CPUs with
different cache
sizes detected!
Microprocessors with
different cache sizes are
installed.
Ensure that all
microprocessors have the
same cache size and that
they are properly installed.
See "Processors" on
page 100.
Decreasing
available memory
Faulty or improperly
installed memory
modules.
See "Troubleshooting
System Memory" on
page 158.
Error: Incorrect
memory
configuration
The DIMM group for
CPU n is incorrectly
configured and caused
the system to halt.
See "General Memory
Module Installation
Guidelines" on page 94 for
memory configuration
information. If the problem
persists, see
"Troubleshooting System
Memory" on page 158.
CPU n
!*** Error: Remote Remote Access Controller
Access Controller initialization failure
initialization
failure *** RAC
virtual USB
devices may not be
available...
Ensure that the Remote
Access Controller is
properly installed. See
"Installing an Optional
RAC Card" on page 86.
Gate A20 failure
Faulty keyboard
controller; faulty system
board.
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
General failure
The operating system is
unable to carry out the
command.
This message is usually
followed by specific
information. Note the
information and take the
appropriate action to
resolve the problem.
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Table 1-8.
System Messages (continued)
Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
HyperTransport
error caused a
system reset:
A fatal system error
occurred and caused the
system to reboot.
Check the SEL for
information that was
logged during the error. See
the applicable
troubleshooting section in
"Troubleshooting Your
System" on page 145 for
any faulty components
specified in the SEL.
Invalid NVRAM
configuration,
Resource Reallocated
System detected and
corrected a resource
conflict.
No action is required.
Invalid PCIe card
found in the
Internal Storage
slot!
The system halted
because an invalid PCIe
expansion card is installed
in the dedicated storage
controller slot.
Remove the PCIe
expansion card and install a
SAS controller in the
dedicated slot.
HyperTransport
device
Please check the
system event log
for details.
Keyboard
Faulty keyboard
Controller failure controller; faulty system
board
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
Manufacturing mode System is in
detected
manufacturing mode.
Reboot to take the system
out of manufacturing
mode.
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Table 1-8.
System Messages (continued)
Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
Memory address
line failure at
address, read
value expecting
value
Faulty or improperly
installed memory
modules.
See "Troubleshooting
System Memory" on
page 158.
Memory tests
terminated by
keystroke.
POST memory test
terminated by pressing
the spacebar.
Information only.
No boot device
available
Faulty or missing optical
drive subsystem, hard
drive, or hard-drive
subsystem, or no boot
disk in drive A.
Use a bootable diskette,
CD, or hard drive. If the
problem persists, see
"Troubleshooting an
Optical Drive" on page 160,
and "Troubleshooting a
Hard Drive" on page 161.
See "Using the System
Setup Program" on page 45
for information about
setting the order of boot
devices.
Memory double word
logic failure at
address, read
value expecting
value
Memory odd/even
logic failure at
address, read
value expecting
value
Memory write/read
failure at
address, read
value expecting
value
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Table 1-8.
System Messages (continued)
Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
No boot sector on
hard drive
Incorrect configuration
settings in System Setup
program, or no operating
system on hard drive.
Check the hard-drive
configuration settings in
the System Setup program.
See "Using the System
Setup Program" on page 45.
If necessary, install the
operating system on your
hard drive. See your
operating system
documentation.
No timer tick
interrupt
Faulty system board.
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
Optical drive not
found
Cable is not properly
See "Troubleshooting an
seated, or drive is missing. Optical Drive" on page 160.
PCIe Degraded Link Faulty or improperly
installed PCIe card in the
Width Error:
specified slot.
Embedded
Bus#nn/Dev#nn/Func
n
Expected Link
Width is n
Reseat the PCIe card in the
specified slot number. See
"Installing an Expansion
Card" on page 80. If the
problem persists, see
"Getting Help" on
page 181.
Actual Link Width
is n
Faulty or improperly
Reseat the PCIe card in the
installed PCIe card in the specified slot number. See
specified slot.
"Installing an Expansion
Card" on page 80. If the
or
problem persists, see
Embedded
"Getting Help" on
Bus#nn/Dev#nn/Func
page 181.
n
PCIe Fatal Error
caused a system
reset: Slot n
Please check the
system event log
for details.
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Table 1-8.
System Messages (continued)
Message
Causes
PCI BIOS failed to PCI device BIOS (Option
install
ROM) checksum failure
is detected during
shadowing. A cable to an
expansion card is
unseated; an expansion
card is faulty or
improperly installed.
Corrective Actions
Reseat the expansion cards
and expansion card cables.
If the problem persists, see
"Troubleshooting
Expansion Cards" on
page 166.
Plug & Play
Configuration
Error
Error encountered in
initializing PCI device;
faulty system board.
Install the NVRAM_CLR
jumper and reboot the
system. See Figure 6-1 for
jumper locations. If the
problem persists, see
"Troubleshooting
Expansion Cards" on
page 166.
Read fault
The operating system
cannot read from the hard
drive, the system could
not find a particular
sector on the disk, or the
requested sector is
defective.
Replace the diskette.
Ensure that the diskette
and hard drive cables are
properly connected. See
"Troubleshooting an
Optical Drive" on page 160,
or "Troubleshooting a Hard
Drive" on page 161 for the
appropriate drive(s)
installed in your system.
Remote Access
Controller cable
error or incorrect
card in the RAC
slot.
RAC cables are not
connected, or RAC card is
installed in the wrong
expansion slot.
Check that the RAC cables
are connected, and that the
RAC card is installed in the
correct expansion slot. See
"RAC Card" on page 86.
Remote Access
Controller not
installed in the
RAC slot.
RAC card is installed in
Check that the RAC card is
the wrong expansion slot. installed in the correct
expansion slot. See "RAC
Card" on page 86.
Requested sector
not found
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Table 1-8.
System Messages (continued)
Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
Remote
configuration
update attempt
failed
System unable to process Retry Remote
Remote Configuration
Configuration.
request.
Reseat the expansion cards.
ROM bad checksum = An expansion card is
address
improperly installed or is Ensure that all appropriate
faulty.
cables are securely
connected to the expansion
cards. If the problem
persists, see
"Troubleshooting
Expansion Cards" on
page 166.
Faulty hard drive.
See "Troubleshooting a
Hard Drive" on page 161.
Shutdown failure
Shutdown test failure.
See "Troubleshooting
System Memory" on
page 158.
The amount of
system memory has
changed
Memory has been added
or removed or a memory
module may be faulty.
If memory has been added
or removed, this message is
informative and can be
ignored. If memory has not
been added or removed,
check the SEL to
determine if single-bit or
multi-bit errors were
detected and replace the
faulty memory module. See
"Troubleshooting System
Memory" on page 158.
Sector not found
Seek error
Seek operation
failed
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Table 1-8.
System Messages (continued)
Message
Causes
This system
supports only
Opteron n series
processors.
Microprocessor(s) is not Install a supported
supported by the system. microprocessor or
microprocessor
combination. See
"Installing a Processor" on
page 103.
Time-of-day clock
stopped
Faulty battery or faulty
chip.
See "Troubleshooting the
System Battery" on
page 155.
Time-of-day not
set - please run
SETUP program
Incorrect Time or Date
settings; faulty system
battery.
Check the Time and Date
settings. See "Using the
System Setup Program" on
page 45. If the problem
persists, replace the system
battery. See "System
Battery" on page 117.
Timer chip counter Faulty system board.
2 failed
Corrective Actions
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
See "Getting Help" on
page 181.
TPM failure
A Trusted Platform
Module (TPM) function
has failed.
Unsupported CPU
combination
Microprocessor(s) is not Install a supported
supported by the system. microprocessor or
microprocessor
combination. See
"Installing a Processor" on
page 103.
Unsupported CPU
stepping detected
Utility partition
not available
The <F10> key was
pressed during POST, but
no utility partition exists
on the boot hard drive.
Create a utility partition on
the boot hard drive. See the
CDs that came with your
system.
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Table 1-8.
System Messages (continued)
Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
Warning: Following Faulty or improperly
See "Troubleshooting
faulty DIMMs are
seated memory module(s) System Memory" on
disabled:
used by CPUn.
page 158.
CPUn: DIMM n
CPUn: DIMM n
Total memory size
is reduced.
Warning! No
microcode update
loaded for
processor n
Microcode update failed. Update the BIOS firmware.
If the problem persists, see
"Getting Help" on
page 181.
Warning: One or
more faulty DIMMs
found on CPUn
Faulty or improperly
See "Troubleshooting
seated memory module(s) System Memory" on
used by CPUn.
page 158.
Warning: The
installed memory
configuration is
not optimal. For
more information
on valid memory
configurations,
please see the
system
documentation on
the technical
support web site.
Invalid memory
configuration. The system
will run but with reduced
functionality.
Write fault
Faulty optical drive, hard See "Troubleshooting an
drive, or hard-drive
Optical Drive" on page 160
subsystem.
or "Troubleshooting a Hard
Drive" on page 161.
Write fault on
selected drive
Ensure that the memory
modules are installed in a
valid configuration. See
"General Memory Module
Installation Guidelines" on
page 94. If the problem
persists, see
"Troubleshooting System
Memory" on page 158.
NOTE: For the full name of an abbreviation or acronym used in this table, see
"Glossary" on page 183.
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Warning Messages
A warning message alerts you to a possible problem and prompts you to
respond before the system continues a task. For example, before you format a
diskette, a message will warn you that you may lose all data on the diskette.
Warning messages usually interrupt the task and require you to respond by
typing y (yes) or n (no).
NOTE: Warning messages are generated by either the application or the operating
system. For more information, see the documentation that accompanied the
operating system or application.
Diagnostics Messages
The system diagnostic utilities produce messages from diagnostic tests run on
your system. See "Running the System Diagnostics" on page 169 for more
information about system diagnostics.
Alert Messages
Systems management software generates alert messages for your system. Alert
messages include information, status, warning, and failure messages for drive,
temperature, fan, and power conditions. For more information, see the
systems management software documentation.
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About Your System
Using the System Setup Program
After you set up your system, run the System Setup program to familiarize
yourself with your system configuration and optional settings. Record the
information for future reference.
You can use the System Setup program to:
•
Change the system configuration stored in NVRAM after you add, change,
or remove hardware
•
Set or change user-selectable options—for example, the time or date
•
Enable or disable integrated devices
•
Correct discrepancies between the installed hardware and configuration
settings
Entering the System Setup Program
1 Turn on or restart your system.
2 Press <F2> immediately after you see the following message:
F2 = System Setup
If your operating system begins to load before you press <F2>, allow the
system to finish booting, and then restart your system and try again.
NOTE: To ensure an orderly system shutdown, see the documentation that
accompanied your operating system.
Responding to Error Messages
You can enter the System Setup program by responding to certain error
messages. If an error message appears while the system is booting, make a
note of the message. Before entering the System Setup program, see "System
Messages" on page 33 for an explanation of the message and suggestions for
correcting errors.
NOTE: After installing a memory upgrade, it is normal for your system to send a
message the first time you start your system.
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Table 2-1 lists the keys that you use to view or change information on the
System Setup program screens and to exit the program.
Table 2-1.
System Setup Program Navigation Keys
Keys
Action
<Enter>
From the main menu, selects an option that has
a submenu, such as Memory Information.
Up arrow or <Shift><Tab>
Moves to the previous field.
Down arrow or <Tab>
Moves to the next field.
Spacebar, <+>, <–>, left and Cycles through the settings in a field. In many
right arrows
fields, you can also type the appropriate value.
<Esc>
From the main menu:
Exits the System Setup program and restarts
the system if any changes (other than time
and date) were made and you wish to save
them.
If no changes are made, system boot will
resume.
From a submenu, returns the program to the
main menu.
Displays the System Setup program's help text.
<F1>
NOTE: For most of the options, any changes that you make are recorded but do not
take effect until you restart the system.
System Setup Options
Main Screen
When you enter the System Setup program, the main System Setup program
screen appears (see Figure 2-1).
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Figure 2-1. Main System Setup Program Screen
Table 2-2 lists the options and descriptions for the information fields that
appear on the main System Setup program screen. For related information,
see "System Security Screen Options" on page 53.
NOTE: The options for the System Setup program change based on the system
configuration.
NOTE: The System Setup program defaults are listed under their respective options
in the following sections, where applicable.
Table 2-2.
System Setup Program Options
Option
Description
System Time
Sets the time on the system's internal clock.
System Date
Sets the date on the system's internal calendar.
Memory
Information
Displays information related to installed memory. See
"Memory Information Screen" on page 49.
CPU Information
Displays information related to microprocessors (speed, cache
size, and so on). See "CPU Information Screen" on page 50.
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Table 2-2.
System Setup Program Options (continued)
Option
Description
Boot Sequence
Determines the order of devices from which the system
attempts to boot during system startup. Available options can
include a diskette drive, CD drive, hard drives, and network.
NOTE: System boot is not supported from an external device
attached to a SAS adapter. See support.dell.com for the latest
support information about booting from external devices.
Hard-Disk Drive
Sequence
Determines the order in which the BIOS will attempt to boot
from hard drives in the system during system startup.
USB Flash Drive
Emulation Type
(Auto default)
Determines the emulation type for a USB flash drive. Hard
disk allows the USB flash drive to act as a hard drive. Floppy
allows the USB flash drive to act as a removable diskette drive.
Auto automatically chooses the appropriate emulation type
for the device, except for devices installed in the SD card slot.
A device installed in the SD card slot will automatically
emulate a hard drive. If you install a device in this slot that is
configured as a removable diskette drive, you must manually
set the emulation type to Floppy.
Boot Sequence
Retry
If this field is enabled and the system has failed to boot, the
system will reattempt to boot after 30 seconds.
Integrated Devices See "Integrated Devices Screen" on page 51.
PCI IRQ
Assignment
Displays a screen to change the IRQ assigned to each of the
integrated devices on the PCI bus, and any installed
expansion card that requires an IRQ.
Serial
Communication
(Off default)
See "Serial Communication Screen" on page 53.
Embedded Server Displays a screen to configure the front-panel LCD options
Management
and to set a user-defined LCD string.
System Security
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Displays a screen to configure the system password and setup
password features. See "System Security Screen" on page 53,
"Using the System Password" on page 57, and "Using the
Setup Password" on page 59 for more information.
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Table 2-2.
System Setup Program Options (continued)
Option
Description
Keyboard
NumLock
(On default)
Determines whether your system starts up with the NumLock
mode activated on 101- or 102-key keyboards (does not apply
to 84-key keyboards).
Report Keyboard
Errors
(Report default)
Enables or disables reporting of keyboard errors during the
POST. Select Report for host systems that have keyboards
attached. Select Do Not Report to suppress all error messages
relating to the keyboard or keyboard controller during POST.
This setting does not affect the operation of the keyboard
itself if a keyboard is attached to the system.
Memory Information Screen
Table 2-4 lists the descriptions for the information fields that appear on the
Memory Information screen.
Table 2-3.
Memory Information Screen
Option
Description
System Memory Size
Displays the amount of system memory.
System Memory Type
Displays the type of system memory.
System Memory Speed Displays the system memory speed.
Video Memory
Displays the amount of video memory.
System Memory
Testing
This option determines whether system memory tests are
run at system boot. Options are Enabled and Disabled.
Redundant Memory
(Disabled default)
Enables or disables the redundant memory feature.
Redundant memory feature is disabled if the Node
Interleaving field is enabled.
Node Interleaving
(Disabled default)
If this field is enabled, memory interleaving is supported
if a symmetric memory configuration is installed. If this
field is set to Disabled, the system can support NonUniform Memory architecture (NUMA) (asymmetric)
memory configurations.
NOTE: The Node Interleaving field must be set to Disabled
when using the redundant memory feature.
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Table 2-3.
Memory Information Screen (continued)
Option
Description
Memory Optimizer
Technology
(Enabled default)
Sets the behavior of the two DRAM controllers for
memory optimization. When set to Enabled, the two
controllers run in parallel 64-bit mode for improved
memory performance (running single-bit ECC).When
set to Disabled, the controllers are joined in 128-bit mode
running multi-bit Advanced ECC.
Low Power Mode
(Disabled default)
Enables or disables the low power mode of the memory.
When set to Disabled, the memory runs at full speed.
When set to Enabled, the memory runs at a reduced
speed to conserve energy.
CPU Information Screen
Table 2-4 lists the options and descriptions for the information fields that
appear on the CPU Information screen.
Table 2-4.
CPU Information Screen
Option
Description
64-bit
Specifies if the installed processor(s) support 64-bit
extensions.
Core Speed
Displays the clock speed of the processor(s).
Bus Speed
Displays the bus speed of the processor(s).
Virtualization
Technology
(Enabled default)
NOTE: Disable this feature if your system will not be
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running virtualization software.
Displays when the processors support Virtualization
Technology. Enabled permits virtualization software to
use Virtualization Technology incorporated in the
processor design. This feature can only be used by
software that supports Virtualization Technology.
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Table 2-4.
CPU Information Screen (continued)
Option
Description
Demand-Based Power Enables or disables demand-based power management.
Management
When enabled, the CPU Performance State tables will be
(Disabled default)
reported to the operating system; when disabled, the CPU
Performance State tables will not be reported to the
operating system. If any of the CPUs do not support
demand-based power management, the field will become
read-only and automatically set to Disabled.
Processor X ID
Displays the model number of the processor. A submenu
displays the amount of level 2 cache and number of cores.
Enabling AMD PowerNow!™ Technology
AMD PowerNow! technology controls your system’s processor performance
automatically, dynamically adjusting the operating frequency and voltage
according to the task at hand. When an application does not require full
performance, significant amounts of power can be saved. Performance is
designed to still be responsive, with maximum processor performance being
delivered when required, and automatic power savings when possible.
NOTE: AMD PowerNow! support is dependent on the operating system and
version used on your system. Disable AMD PowerNow! if your operating system
does not fully support this feature. See your operating system user guide for more
information.
To disable the AMD PowerNow! feature, run the System Setup Program and
disable the Demand-Based Power Management option on the CPU
Information screen.
Integrated Devices Screen
Table 2-5 lists the options and descriptions for the information fields that
appear on the Integrated Devices screen.
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Table 2-5.
Integrated Devices Screen Options
Option
Description
Integrated
SAS/RAID
Controller
(Enabled default)
Enables or disables the integrated SAS controller.
Optical Drive
Controller
(On default)
Enables or disables the integrated optical drive controller.
User Accessible
USB Ports
(All Ports On
default)
Enables or disables the system’s user accessible USB ports.
Options are All Ports On, Only Back Ports On, and All Ports
Off.
Internal USB Port
(On default)
Enables or disables the system’s internal USB port.
SD Card Port
Enables or disables the system’s internal SD card port.
NOTE: This port is dedicated to a hypervisor, if installed.
Embedded Gb
NICx
(NIC1 default:
Enabled with
PXE;
Other NICs:
Enabled)
Enables or disables the system's integrated NICs. Options are
Enabled, Enabled with PXE, Enabled with iSCSI Boot, and
Disabled. PXE support allows the system to boot from the
network. Changes take effect after the system reboots.
MAC Address
Displays the MAC address for the integrated 10/100/1000
NIC. This field does not have user-selectable settings.
Capability
Detected
Displays the NIC features provided by the NIC hardware key
installed in the TOE_KEY socket on the system board.
NOTE: Some features may require the installation of an
additional driver.
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Serial Communication Screen
Table 2-6 lists the options and descriptions for the information fields that
appear on the Serial Communication screen.
Table 2-6.
Serial Communication Screen Options
Option
Description
Serial Communication
(On without Console
Redirection default)
Options are On without Console Redirection, On with
Console Redirection via COM1, On with Console
Redirection via COM2, and Off.
External Serial Connector
(COM1 default)
Specifies whether COM1, COM2, or Remote Access
Device has access to the external serial connector for
serial communications.
Failsafe Baud Rate
(115200 default)
Displays the failsafe baud rate used for console
redirection when the baud rate cannot be negotiated
automatically with the remote terminal. This rate
should not be adjusted.
Remote Terminal Type
(VT 100/VT 220 default)
Select either VT 100/VT 220 or ANSI.
Redirection After Boot
(Enabled default)
Enables or disables BIOS console redirection after your
system boots to the operating system.
System Security Screen
Table 2-7 lists the options and descriptions for the information fields that
appear on the System Security screen.
Table 2-7.
System Security Screen Options
Option
Description
System Password
Displays the current status of your system's password security
feature and allows you to assign and verify a new system
password.
NOTE: See "Using the System Password" on page 57 for
instructions on assigning a system password and using or
changing an existing system password.
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Table 2-7.
System Security Screen Options (continued)
Option
Description
Setup Password
Restricts access to the System Setup program in the same way
that you restrict access to your system using the system
password feature.
NOTE: See "Using the Setup Password" on page 59 for
instructions on assigning a setup password and using or
changing an existing setup password.
Password Status
Setting the Setup Password option to Enabled prevents the
system password from being changed or disabled at system
start-up.
To lock the system password, assign a setup password in the
Setup Password option and then change the Password Status
option to Locked. In this state, you cannot change the system
password using the System Password option and cannot be
disabled at system start-up by pressing <Ctrl><Enter>.
To unlock the system password, enter the setup password in
the Setup Password field and then change the Password
Status option to Unlocked. In this state, you can disable the
system password at system start-up by pressing
<Ctrl><Enter> and then change the password using the
System Password option.
TPM Security
(Off default)
NOTE: TPM functionality is not available in China.
Sets the reporting of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) in
the system.
When set to Off, presence of the TPM is not reported to the
operating system.
When set to On with Pre-boot Measurements, the system
reports the TPM to the operating system and stores the preboot measurements (compliant with Trusted Computing
Group standards) to the TPM during POST.
When set to On without Pre-boot Measurements, the system
reports the TPM to the operating system and bypasses preboot measurements.
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Table 2-7.
System Security Screen Options (continued)
Option
Description
TPM Activation
Changes the operational state of the TPM.
When set to Activate, the TPM is enabled and activated at
default settings.
When set to Deactivate, the TPM is disabled and
deactivated.
The No Change state initiates no action. The operational
state of the TPM remains unchanged (all user settings for the
TPM are preserved).
NOTE: This field is read-only when TPM Security is set to Off.
TPM Clear
(No default)
NOTICE: Clearing the TPM will cause loss of all
encryption keys in the TPM. This option will prevent
booting to the operating system and will result in loss of
data if the encryption keys cannot be restored. Be sure to
back up the TPM keys prior to enabling this option.
When set to Yes, all the contents of the TPM are cleared.
NOTE: This field is read-only when TPM Security is set to Off.
Power Button
(Enabled default)
Enables or disables the power off function of the power
button. When enabled, the power button powers off the
system as follows:
• If the system is running an ACPI-compliant operating
system, the system performs an orderly shutdown before
power is turned off.
• If the system is not running an ACPI-compliant operating
system, power is turned off immediately after the power
button is pressed.
When disabled, the button can only turn on system power.
NOTE: You can still turn on the system by using the power
button, even if the Power Button option is set to Disabled.
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Table 2-7.
System Security Screen Options (continued)
Option
Description
NMI Button
NOTICE: Use the NMI button only if directed to do so by
qualified support personnel or by the operating system's
documentation. Pressing this button halts the operating
system and displays a diagnostic screen.
Enables or disables the NMI feature.
AC Power Recovery Determines how the system reacts when power is restored to
(Last default)
the system. If system is set to Last, the system returns to the
last power state. On turns on the system after power is
restored. When set to Off, the system remains off after power
is restored.
Exit Screen
After you press <Esc> to exit the System Setup program, the Exit screen
displays the following options:
•
Save Changes and Exit
•
Discard Changes and Exit
•
Return to Setup
System and Setup Password Features
NOTICE: The password features provide a basic level of security for the data on
your system. If your data requires more security, use additional forms of protection,
such as data encryption programs.
NOTICE: Anyone can access the data stored on your system if you leave the
system running and unattended without having a system password assigned or if
you leave your system unlocked so that someone can disable the password by
changing a jumper setting.
Your system is shipped to you without the system password feature enabled. If
system security is a concern, operate your system only with system password
protection.
To change or delete an existing password, you must know the password (see
"Deleting or Changing an Existing System Password" on page 59). If you
forget your password, you cannot operate your system or change settings in
the System Setup program until a trained service technician changes the
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password jumper setting to disable the passwords, and erases the existing
passwords. This procedure is described in "Disabling a Forgotten Password" on
page 173.
Using the System Password
After a system password is assigned, only those who know the password have
full use of the system. When the System Password option is set to Enabled,
the system prompts you for the system password after the system starts.
Assigning a System Password
Before you assign a system password, enter the System Setup program and
check the System Password option.
When a system password is assigned, the setting shown for the System
Password option is Enabled. If the setting shown for the Password Status is
Unlocked, you can change the system password. If the Password Status
option is Locked, you cannot change the system password. When the system
password feature is disabled by a jumper setting, the system password is
Disabled, and you cannot change or enter a new system password.
When a system password is not assigned and the password jumper on the
system board is in the enabled (default) position, the setting shown for the
System Password option is Not Enabled and the Password Status field is
Unlocked. To assign a system password:
1 Verify that the Password Status option is set to Unlocked.
2 Highlight the System Password option and press <Enter>.
3 Type your new system password.
You can use up to 32 characters in your password.
As you press each character key (or the spacebar for a blank space), a
placeholder appears in the field.
The password assignment is not case-sensitive. However, certain key
combinations are not valid. To erase a character when entering your
password, press <Backspace> or the left-arrow key.
NOTE: To escape from the field without assigning a system password, press
<Enter> to move to another field, or press <Esc> at any time prior to
completing step 5.
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4 Press <Enter>.
5 To confirm your password, type it a second time and press <Enter>.
The setting shown for the System Password changes to Enabled. Exit the
System Setup program and begin using your system.
6 Either reboot your system now for your password protection to take effect
or continue working.
NOTE: Password protection does not take effect until you reboot the system.
Using Your System Password to Secure Your System
NOTE: If you have assigned a setup password (see "Using the Setup Password" on
page 59"), the system accepts your setup password as an alternate system
password.
When the Password Status option is set to Unlocked, you have the option to
leave the password security enabled or to disable the password security.
To leave the password security enabled:
1 Turn on or reboot your system by pressing <Ctrl><Alt><Del>.
2 Type your password and press <Enter>.
To disable the password security:
1 Turn on or reboot your system by pressing <Ctrl><Alt><Del>.
2 Type your password and press <Ctrl><Enter>.
When the Password Status option is set to Locked whenever you turn on your
system or reboot your system by pressing <Ctrl><Alt><Del>, type your
password and press <Enter> at the prompt.
After you type the correct system password and press <Enter>, your system
operates as usual.
If an incorrect system password is entered, the system displays a message and
prompts you to re-enter your password. You have three attempts to enter the
correct password. After the third unsuccessful attempt, the system displays an
error message showing the number of unsuccessful attempts and that the
system has halted and will shut down. This message can alert you to an
unauthorized person attempting to use your system.
Even after you shut down and restart the system, the error message continues
to be displayed until the correct password is entered.
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NOTE: You can use the Password Status option in conjunction with the System
Password and Setup Password options to further protect your system from
unauthorized changes.
Deleting or Changing an Existing System Password
1 When prompted, press <Ctrl><Enter> to disable the existing system
password.
If you are asked to enter your setup password, contact your network
administrator.
2 Enter the System Setup program by pressing <F2> during POST.
3 Select the System Security screen field to verify that the Password Status
option is set to Unlocked.
4 When prompted, type the system password.
5 Confirm that Not Enabled is displayed for the System Password option.
If Not Enabled is displayed for the System Password option, the system
password has been deleted. If Enabled is displayed for the System
Password option, press the <Alt><b> key combination to restart the
system, and then repeat steps 2 through 5.
Using the Setup Password
Read the information in the following sections to assign or change your setup
password.
Assigning a Setup Password
You can assign (or change) a setup password only when the Setup Password
option is set to Not Enabled. To assign a setup password, highlight the Setup
Password option and press the <+> or <–> key. The system prompts you to
enter and verify the password. If a character is illegal for password use, the
system beeps.
NOTE: The setup password can be the same as the system password. If the two
passwords are different, the setup password can be used as an alternate system
password. However, the system password cannot be used in place of the setup
password.
You can use up to 32 characters in your password.
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As you press each character key (or the spacebar for a blank space), a
placeholder appears in the field.
The password assignment is not case-sensitive. However, certain key
combinations are not valid. If you enter one of these combinations, the
system beeps. To erase a character when entering your password, press
<Backspace> or the left-arrow key.
After you verify the password, the Setup Password setting changes to
Enabled. The next time you enter the System Setup program, the system
prompts you for the setup password.
A change to the Setup Password option becomes effective immediately
(restarting the system is not required).
Operating With a Setup Password Enabled
If Setup Password is set to Enabled, you must enter the correct setup
password before you can modify most of the System Setup options. When
you start the System Setup program, the program prompts you to enter a
password.
If you do not enter the correct password in three attempts, the system lets you
view, but not modify, the System Setup screens—with the following
exception: If System Password is not set to Enabled and is not locked through
the Password Status option, you can assign a system password.
NOTE: You can use the Password Status option in conjunction with the Setup
Password option to protect the system password from unauthorized changes.
Deleting or Changing an Existing Setup Password
1 Enter the System Setup program and select the System Security option.
2 Highlight the Setup Password option, press <Enter> to access the setup
password window, and press <Enter> twice to clear the existing setup
password.
The setting changes to Not Enabled.
3 If you want to assign a new setup password, perform the steps in "Assigning
a Setup Password" on page 59.
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Disabling a Forgotten Password
See "Disabling a Forgotten Password" on page 173.
Baseboard Management Controller Configuration
The Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) enables configuring,
monitoring, and recovery of systems remotely. BMC provides the following
features:
•
Uses the system’s integrated NIC
•
Enables fault logging and SNMP alerting
•
Provides access to system event log and sensor status
•
Allows control of system functions including power on and off
•
Functions independently of the system’s power state or the system’s
operating system
•
Provides text console redirection for system setup, text-based utilities, and
operating system consoles
NOTE: To remotely access the BMC through the integrated NIC, you must connect
the network connection to integrated NIC1.
For additional information on using BMC, see the documentation for the
BMC and systems management applications.
Entering the BMC Setup Module
1 Turn on or restart your system.
2 Press <Ctrl-E> when prompted after POST.
If your operating system begins to load before you press <Crtl-E>,
allow the system to finish booting, and then restart your system and try
again.
BMC Setup Module Options
For information about the BMC Setup Module options and how to configure
the emergency management port (EMP), see the BMC User’s Guide.
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Installing System Components
This section describes how to install the following system components:
•
Front bezel
•
System cover
•
Cooling fan modules
•
Cooling shroud assembly
•
Power supplies
•
Processor expansion module (PEM)
•
Expansion cards
•
Riser board
•
RAC card
•
Internal USB memory key
•
TOE/iSCSI key
•
SD memory card
•
NIC daughter card
•
System memory
•
Processors
•
Optical drive
•
Hard drives
•
SAS controller card
•
RAID battery
•
External SAS tape drive
•
External Fibre Channel device
•
System battery
•
Control panel assembly
•
Chassis intrusion switch
•
SAS backplane board
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•
Peripheral interposer board
•
Fan interposer board
•
System board
•
Power distribution board
•
Processor expansion module board
Recommended Tools
You may need the following items to perform the procedures in this section:
•
Key to the system keylock
•
#2 Phillips screwdriver
•
T10 Torx driver
•
Small flat-blade screwdriver
•
Wrist grounding strap
Inside the System
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
In Figure 3-1, the bezel, system cover, processor expansion module, and
cooling shroud assembly are removed to provide an interior view of the
system.
NOTICE: Do not remove the cooling shroud assembly if the system is turned on.
The cooling shroud assembly must be installed to direct the airflow from the fans.
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Figure 3-1. Inside the System
6
5
4
7
3
8
2
9
10
1
1
fan modules (4)
2
memory modules (16)
3
heatsink/processor (2)
4
riser card
5
cooling shroud assembly
6
processor expansion module
7
NIC daughter card
8
expansion card slots (7)
9
SAS controller card
10
optional RAC
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The system board holds the system's control circuitry and other electronic
components. The processors and memory modules are installed on the system
board, and on the optional processor expansion module (PEM).
The hard-drive bays provide space for up to eight optional 2.5-inch hard
drives or five optional 3.5-inch SAS hard drives. The hard drives connect to a
SAS controller card or an optional battery-cached SAS RAID controller card
through a SAS backplane. A removable drive carrier supports an optional
optical drive.
Removing and Replacing the Optional Front Bezel
1 Unlock the keylock at the left end of the bezel.
2 Rotate the left end of the bezel away from the front panel.
3 Unhook the right end of the bezel and pull the bezel away from the
system.
Figure 3-2.
Removing and Replacing the Optional Front Bezel
1
2
1
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2
key lock
To replace the optional bezel, hook the right end of the bezel onto the chassis,
then fit the free end of the bezel onto the system. Secure the bezel with the
keylock. See Figure 3-2.
Opening and Closing the System
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
CAUTION: Whenever you need to lift the system, get others to assist you. To avoid
injury, do not attempt to lift the system by yourself.
Opening the System
1 Unless you are installing a hot-plug component such as a cooling fan or
hard-disk drive, turn off the system and attached peripherals, and
disconnect the system from the electrical outlet and peripherals.
2 Rotate the latch release lock on the latch in a counter clockwise direction
to the unlocked position. See Figure 3-3.
3 Lift up on the latch on top of the system and slide the cover back. See
Figure 3-3.
4 Grasp the cover on both sides and carefully lift the cover away from the
system.
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Figure 3-3.
Removing and Replacing the System Cover
1
2
3
1
latch
3
chassis hooks
2
latch release lock
Closing the System
1 Lift up the latch on the cover.
2 Align the cover with the left and right edges of the system and offset it
slightly towards the back of the system, so that the pins on the inner edge
of the cover are aligned with the chassis hooks. See Figure 3-3.
3 Lower the cover onto the chassis and close the latch.
4 Rotate the latch release lock in a clockwise direction to secure the cover.
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Cooling Fans
This system contains four hot-plug cooling fans, connected directly to the
system board.
NOTICE: In the event of a problem with a particular fan, the fan’s number is
referenced by the system’s management software, allowing you to easily identify
and replace the proper fan.
Removing a Cooling Fan
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
NOTE: The procedure for removing each individual fan module is the same.
1 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
2 Compress the two latches on the top of the fan, then remove the fan. See
Figure 3-4.
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Figure 3-4.
Removing and Replacing a Cooling Fan
2
1
8
7
3
4
5
6
1
fan
2
latches (2)
3
fan power connector
4
fan-bay power connector
5
FAN4
6
FAN2
7
FAN1
8
FAN3
Replacing a Cooling Fan
NOTE: The procedure for installing each individual fan is the same.
1 Ensure that the fan handle is upright and lower the fan into its retention
base until the fan is fully seated. Then lower the fan handle until it snaps
into place. See Figure 3-4.
2 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 68.
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Cooling Shroud Assembly
Removing the Cooling Shroud Assembly
NOTICE: Do not operate the system without the cooling shroud assembly. The
cooling shroud assembly must be installed to direct the airflow from the fans.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
3 Remove the processor expansion module (PEM). See "Removing the PEM
or PEM Shell" on page 75.
4 Remove the cooling shroud assembly by lifting the shroud by the corners.
See Figure 3-5.
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Figure 3-5. Removing and Replacing the Cooling Shroud Assembly
1
2
3
1
cooling shroud assembly
3
alignment pins (4)
2
snaps (4)
Replacing the Cooling Shroud Assembly
1 Slowly lower the shroud assembly straight down into the system. The
snaps on the four corners of the shroud fit over the four corresponding
alignment pins on the system board. See Figure 3-5.
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2 Gently press down on the shroud assembly until it is fully seated. The
upper surface of the shroud should be flush with the fan bays when the
shroud assembly is correctly installed.
Power Supplies
Your system supports two power supplies. The second power supply serves as a
redundant, hot-plug power source.
NOTICE: The system is only in the redundant mode when two power supplies are
installed and both power supplies are connected to an AC power source. If some
third-party components (such as PCI cards) not tested or supported by Dell are
installed, the power supplies may not be redundant at all input voltages.
NOTICE: Operating the system with only one power supply installed for extended
periods of time can cause the system to overheat.
Removing a Power Supply
1 Disconnect the power cable from the power source and the power supply
you intend to remove and remove the cables from the cable strain-relief
loop.
2 Press the lever release latch, then open the release lever and slide the power
supply out of the chassis. See Figure 3-6.
NOTE: You may have to unlatch and lift the cable management arm if it
interferes with power-supply removal. For information about the cable
management arm, see the system’s Rack Installation Guide.
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Figure 3-6.
Removing and Replacing a Power Supply
1
2
3
1
power supply
3
lever release latch
2
release lever
Replacing a Power Supply
1 Holding the lever in the open position, slide the new power supply into the
chassis until the lever contacts the system chassis. See Figure 3-6.
2 Close the release lever until the power supply is fully seated and the lever
snaps into place behind the lever release latch. See Figure 3-6.
NOTE: If you unlatched the cable management arm in step 2 of the previous
procedure, relatch it. For information about the cable management arm, see
the system’s Rack Installation Guide.
3 Connect the power cable to the power supply and plug the cable into a
power outlet.
NOTICE: When connecting the power cable, insert the cable through the strainrelief loop.
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NOTE: After installing a new power supply in a system with two power supplies,
allow several seconds for the system to recognize the power supply and determine
its status. The power-supply status indicator turns green to signify that the power
supply is functioning properly (see Figure 1-4).
Processor Expansion Module
There are two types of processor expansion module assemblies used with your
system:
•
If you have a four-processor system, the processor expansion module
(PEM) contains a processor expansion module board with two processor
sockets and 16 memory module sockets.
•
If you have a two-processor system, the processor expansion module shell
(PEM shell) contains an air baffle.
NOTICE: The PEM shell must be installed in a two-processor system to ensure
adequate cooling airflow within the system.
Removing the PEM or PEM Shell
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
3 Lift the handle on the PEM until the PEM is fully disengaged from the
chassis. See Figure 3-7
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Figure 3-7. Installing and Removing a PEM
1
2
3
4
1
processor expansion module
2
handle
3
guide pins (6)
4
slots (6)
NOTICE: Use two hands to lift the PEM from the chassis.
4 Lift the PEM from the chassis.
5 If you are removing a 4-processor PEM, carefully turn the PEM upside down
and rotate the handle so it is in the closed position, before placing the
PEM on a work surface. See Figure 3-8.
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Figure 3-8.
PEM in Service Position
2
1
3
1
PEM
3
handle in service position
2
cooling shroud
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To access the PEM board, remove the cooling shroud. See Figure 3-9.
Figure 3-9. Removing and Installing the PEM Cooling Shroud
1
2
3
1
cooling shroud
3
snaps (4)
2
alignment pins (4)
Replacing the PEM or PEM Shell
1 Replace the cooling shroud
2 Rotate the PEM so the PEM board (4-processor systems) or air baffles (2processor systems) face downwards.
3 Rotate the PEM handle to the fully open position.
4 Align the three guide pins on each side of the PEM with the corresponding
slots in the sides of the chassis. See Figure 3-7.
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5 Lower the PEM into the system and rotate the PEM handle until the PEM
is fully seated in the chassis.
Expansion Cards
Expansion Card Installation Guidelines
Your system supports up to eight PCI-Express (PCIe) expansion cards
installed in connectors on the system board (see Figure 3-10).
•
All slots support full-height, half-length cards.
•
Up to two 25-W cards are supported; the remaining cards must be 15-W
cards.
•
Slots 1, 2, 5, 6, and 7 are x4 lane-width PCIe expansion slots.
•
Slots 3 and 4 are x8 lane-width PCIe expansion slots.
•
One expansion slot, labeled INT_STORAGE, is reserved for the system’s
SAS controller card.
•
If you are installing a Remote Access Control (RAC) card, it must be
installed in the special card slot marked RAC_CONN. See "RAC Card" on
page 86
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Figure 3-10.
Expansion Slots
1
2
3
4
back of system
5
6
7
8
9
front of system
1
PCIE_X4_7
2
PCIE_X4_6
3
PCIE_X4_5
4
PCIE_X8_4
5
PCIE_X8_3
6
PCIE_X4_2
7
PCIE_X4_1
8
INT_ STORAGE
9
RAC_CONN
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CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Unpack the expansion card and prepare it for installation.
For instructions, see the documentation accompanying the card.
2 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
4 If you are adding a new card, select the appropriate expansion card slot.
See "Expansion Card Installation Guidelines" on page 79.
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5 Open the expansion-card retainer and remove the filler bracket. See
Figure 3-11.
6 Install the expansion card:
a
Holding the card by its edges, position the card so that the card-edge
connector aligns with the expansion-card connector on the system
board.
NOTICE: If you are installing a SAS RAID controller card, do not press on the
memory module when installing the card.
b
Insert the card-edge connector firmly into the expansion-card
connector until the card is fully seated.
c
Close the expansion-card retainer. See Figure 3-11.
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Figure 3-11.
Installing or Removing an Expansion Card
2
1
3
1
expansion card
3
card-edge connector
2
expansion-card retainer
7 Connect any cables to the expansion card.
•
If you are installing a RAC card, see "RAC Card" on page 86.
•
If you are installing a SAS controller card, see "Installing a SAS
Controller Card" on page 114.
8 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 68.
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Removing an Expansion Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
3 Disconnect all cables from the card.
4 Remove the expansion card:
a
Open the expansion-card retainer. See Figure 3-11.
b
Grasp the expansion card by its edges, and carefully remove it from
the expansion-card connector.
5 If you are removing the card permanently, install a metal filler bracket over
the empty expansion slot opening and close the expansion-card retainer.
NOTE: You must install a filler bracket over an empty expansion slot to
maintain Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification of the
system. The brackets also keep dust and dirt out of the system and aid in
proper cooling and airflow inside the system.
6 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 68.
Riser Board
Two riser boards are available for your system:
•
A 2-processor (2P) riser board
•
A 4-processor (4P) riser board
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Figure 3-12. Riser Boards
1
2
1
4-processor riser board
2
2-processor riser board
Removing the Riser Board
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
3 Remove the PEM. See "Removing the PEM or PEM Shell" on page 75.
4 To remove the riser board, lift both riser retention latches until the riser is
released from its socket, then remove the riser board from the chassis by
lifting up on the retention latches. See Figure 3-13.
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Figure 3-13.
Installing or Removing a Riser Board
2
1
4
3
1
riser board
2
retention latches (2)
3
riser board socket
4
riser guide posts (2)
Replacing the Riser Board
1 If applicable, remove the protection caps from the connectors on the riser
board.
2 Open both retention latches on the riser board, and orient the riser as
shown in Figure 3-13.
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3 Holding the riser board by the retention latches, align the riser with the
two riser guide posts on the system board, making sure that the riser board
is oriented straight up and down.
4 Lower the riser board straight down, fully seating the guide posts into the
guide post holes in the riser board. See Figure 3-13.
5 Close both retention latches at the same time until the latches are
horizontal and the riser card is locked into place.
6 Reinstall the PEM. See "Replacing the PEM or PEM Shell" on page 78.
7 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 68.
8 Reconnect the system and peripherals to their power sources.
RAC Card
Installing an Optional RAC Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
3 Remove the plastic filler plug from the system back panel. See Figure 1-3.
4 Temporarily remove the storage controller card from the expansion slot
labeled INTERNAL STORAGE:
a
Disconnect all cables from the card.
b
Grasp the storage controller card by its edges, and carefully remove it
from the card connector.
5 Install the RAC card in the slot labeled RAC_CONN:
a
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b
Position the card so that the card-edge connector aligns with the
expansion-card connector.
c
Insert the card-edge connector firmly into the expansion-card
connector until the card is fully seated.
6 Connect the 50-pin management cable and the 44-pin MII cable supplied
with the RAC to the two connectors on the RAC card (see Figure 3-14),
and to the two corresponding connectors on the system board (see
Figure 6-1).
Figure 3-14.
RAC Card Connectors
3
2
1
1
RJ-45 RAC NIC connector
3
50-pin management cable connector
2
44-pin MII cable connector
7 Reinstall the storage controller card.
8 Reconnect all cables to the storage controller card.
9 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 68.
10 Reconnect the system and peripherals to their power sources, and turn
them on.
11 Enter the System Setup program and verify that the setting for the Boot
Sequence has changed to reflect the presence of the RAC card. See "Using
the System Setup Program" on page 45.
12 Exit the System Setup program and reboot the system.
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When the system boots, the Remote Access Controller
Detected message displays and the option ROM and firmware
information for the RAC displays.
Press <Ctrl><e> to enter the RAC configuration screen. See the RAC
documentation for information on configuring and using the RAC.
Internal USB Memory Key (Optional)
Your system provides an internal USB connector located on the system board
for use with an optional USB flash memory key (see Figure 6-1). The USB
memory key can be used as a boot device, security key, or mass storage device.
To use the internal USB connector, the Internal USB Port option must be
enabled in the Integrated Devices screen of the System Setup program.
To boot from the USB memory key, you must configure the USB memory key
with a boot image and then specify the USB memory key in the boot
sequence in the System Setup program. See "Using the System Setup
Program" on page 45. For information on creating a bootable file on the USB
memory key, see the user documentation that accompanied the USB memory
key.
Installing the Optional Internal USB Memory Key
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from its electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
3 Locate the USB connector on the system board (see Figure 6-1).
4 Insert the USB memory key into the USB connector onto the board. See
Figure 3-15.
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Figure 3-15.
Installing a USB Memory Key
1
2
1
USB memory key
2
USB memory key connector
5 Close the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
6 Reconnect the system to power and restart the system.
7 Enter the System Setup program and verify that the USB key has been
detected by the system. See "Using the System Setup Program" on page 45.
TOE/iSCSI Key (Optional)
TOE, iSCSI, and other future functionalities for the system’s integrated NICs
are enabled by installing an optional NIC hardware key in the TOE_KEY
socket on the system board.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
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NOTE: TOE Operating system support and the Microsoft® scalable network pack
are required for TOE functionality.
NOTE: When future NIC functionality is supported, you must replace the original
TOE/iSCSI hardware key with a new hardware key.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from its electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
3 Locate the TOE/iSCSI key connector on the system board (see
Figure 6-1).
If you have an expansion card installed in slot 7, you may have to remove
the card. See "Removing an Expansion Card" on page 83.
4 Insert the TOE/iSCSI key into the connector onto the board. See
Figure 3-16.
Figure 3-16. Installing a TOE/iSCSI Key
1
2
1
TOE/iSCSI key
2
TOE/iSCSI key connector
5 If applicable, reinstall the expansion card in slot 7. See "Installing an
Expansion Card" on page 80.
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6 Close the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
7 Reconnect the system to power and restart the system.
SD Memory Card
You can install an optional SD memory card in a connector on the system
board.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from its electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
3 Fold the hinge on the SD card all the way back.
4 Insert the SD card into the SD card holder so that the SD card label is
facing up and the guide pin on the holder is to the left of the SD card.
5 Locate the SD card connector on the system board. See Figure 6-1.
6 Hold the SD card assembly so that the label is facing away from the chassis
wall, and insert the SD card connector into the connector on the system
board.
7 Close the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
8 Reconnect the system to power and restart the system.
NIC Daughter Card
The NIC daughter card provides two NICs, in addition to the two on the
system board.
Installing the NIC Daughter Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
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support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
3 If you have expansion cards installed in slots 6 and 7, remove the cards
temporarily to install the card. See "Removing an Expansion Card" on
page 83.
4 Angle the card so that its NIC connectors are positioned toward the backpanel card opening. See Figure 3-17.
Figure 3-17. Installing and Removing a NIC Daughter Card
3
4
2
1
5
6
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1
retention standoff (2)
2
NIC daughter card connector
3
retention standoff holes (2)
4
NIC daughter card
5
support standoff
6
cutout
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5 Straighten the card so that the cutouts on the side edges of the card insert
into the two support standoffs. See Figure 3-17.
6 Slide the card back slightly and align the front edge of the NIC card with
the two front plastic retention standoffs adjacent to the system board
connector, and press down the side of the card until it is fully seated. See
Figure 3-17.
When the front of the card is fully seated, the plastic standoff snaps over
the edge of the card.
7 If applicable, reinstall the expansion cards in slots 6 and 7. See "Installing
an Expansion Card" on page 80.
8 Close the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
9 Reconnect the system to power and restart the system.
Removing the NIC Daughter Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
3 If you have expansion cards installed in slots 6 and 7, you must remove the
cards temporarily to remove the NIC card. See "Removing an Expansion
Card" on page 83.
4 Pull back slightly on the two blue retention standoff tabs at the front edge
of the card and gently lift the edge of the NIC card off of the standoffs.
As the card releases from the standoffs, the connector under the NIC card
disengages from the system board connector.
5 Slide the card back from the two support standoffs and lift the card out of
the system.
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System Memory
You can upgrade your system memory to a maximum of 128 GB (twoprocessor configurations) or 256 GB (four-processor configurations) by
installing sets of 512-MB, 1-GB, 2-GB, 4-GB, or 8-Gb (when available)
memory modules. 667-MHz registered DDR-II memory modules are
supported in all memory sizes. 2-GB and 4-GB (when available) 800-Mhz
memory modules are also supported in restricted configurations.
Sixteen memory sockets are located on the system board under the cooling
shroud assembly. In four-processor systems, sixteen additional sockets are
located on the processor expansion module board (PEM). Each processor has
two memory channels, organized in sets of four memory module slots per
channel.
Your system hardware supports Non-Uniform Memory Architecture (NUMA).
Each processor has its own memory controller and local memory for reduced
access times, but it can also access memory from another processor. This
architecture improves system performance if an operating system is installed
that supports this feature.
NOTICE: To enable NUMA, run the System Setup program and disable the Node
Interleaving option. See "Using the System Setup Program" on page 45.
General Memory Module Installation Guidelines
To ensure optimal performance of your system, observe the following
guidelines when configuring your system memory.
•
Memory modules must be installed in pairs, beginning with the first two
sockets in each set of memory modules. These sockets are marked by white
retention levers.
•
All memory modules must be identical in speed and technology. The two
memory modules in each pair must be the same size.
Memory can either be installed in a two-processor configuration (Table 3-1)
or a four-processor configuration (Table 3-2).
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Table 3-1.
Examples of Two-Processor Memory Configurations
Total
System
Memory
Memory Modules –
Number, Size and Speed
Memory Module Locations
2 GB
Four 512 MB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, B1, B2
4 GB
Four 1 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, B1, B2
4 GB
Eight 512 MB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4
6 GB
Twelve 512 MB, 667 MHz A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5,
B6
8 GB
Four 2 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, B1, B2
8 GB
Eight 1 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4
16 GB
Four 4 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, B1, B2
16 GB
Eight 4 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4
16 GB
Sixteen 1 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, B1, B2, B3,
B4, B5, B6, B7, B8
16 GB
Eight 2 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4
24 GB
Sixteen 2 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5,
B6
32 GB
Four 8 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, B1, B2
32 GB
Eight 8 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4
32 GB
Sixteen 2 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, B1, B2, B3,
B4, B5, B6, B7, B8
48 GB
Twelve 4 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5,
B6
64 GB
Eight 8 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4
96 GB
Twelve 8 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5,
B6
128 GB
Sixteen 8 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, B1, B2, B3,
B4, B5, B6, B7, B8
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Table 3-2. Examples of Four-Processor Memory Configurations
Total
System
Memory
Memory Modules – Number, Memory Module Locations
Size and Speed
4 GB
Eight 512 MB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D1, D2
8 GB
Eight 1 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D1, D2
16 GB
Eight 2 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D1, D2
16 GB
Eight 2 GB, 800 MHz*
A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D1, D2
24 GB
Twenty-four 1 GB, 667
MHz
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5,
B6, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, D1, D2, D3,
D4, D5, D6
32 GB
Eight 4 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D1, D2
32 GB
Eight 4 GB, 800 MHz*
A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D1, D2
32 GB
Sixteen 2 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4, C1, C2, C3,
C4, D1, D2, D3, D4
32 GB
Sixteen 2 GB, 800 MHz*
A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4, C1, C2, C3,
C4, D1, D2, D3, D4
32 GB
Thirty-two 1 GB, 667 MHz A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, B1, B2, B3,
B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6,
C7, C8, D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8
48 GB
Twenty-four 2 GB, 667
MHz
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5,
B6, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, D1, D2, D3,
D4, D5, D6
64 GB
Eight 8 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D1, D2
64 GB
Sixteen 4 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4, C1, C2, C3,
C4, D1, D2, D3, D4
64 GB
Sixteen 4 GB, 800 MHz*
A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4, C1, C2, C3,
C4, D1, D2, D3, D4
* 2-GB 800 MHz and 4-GB 800 MHz memory modules will be supported when
available 800-MHz memory modules are limited to a maximum of four modules per
processor. If more than four modules are installed per processor, the system will
downclock them to 667 MHz.
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Table 3-2.
Examples of Four-Processor Memory Configurations (continued)
Total
System
Memory
Memory Modules – Number, Memory Module Locations
Size and Speed
64 GB
Thirty-two 2 GB, 667 MHz A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, B1, B2, B3,
B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6,
C7, C8, D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8
96 GB
Twenty-four 4 GB, 667
MHz
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5,
B6, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, D1, D2, D3,
D4, D5, D6
128 GB
Sixteen 8 GB, 667 MHz
A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4, C1, C2, C3,
C4, D1, D2, D3, D4
128 GB
Thirty-two 4 GB, 667 MHz A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, B1, B2, B3,
B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6,
C7, C8, D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8
192 GB
Twenty-four 8 GB, 667
MHz
256 GB
Thirty-two 8 GB, 667 MHz A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, B1, B2, B3,
B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6,
C7, C8, D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5,
B6, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, D1, D2, D3,
D4, D5, D6
* 2-GB 800 MHz and 4-GB 800 MHz memory modules will be supported when
available 800-MHz memory modules are limited to a maximum of four modules per
processor. If more than four modules are installed per processor, the system will
downclock them to 667 MHz.
Installing Memory Modules
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
CAUTION: The memory modules are hot to the touch for some time after the
system has been powered down. Allow time for the memory modules to cool
before handling them. Handle the memory modules by the card edges and avoid
touching the components on the memory module.
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1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
3 Remove the PEM (four-processor configurations) or PEM shell (twoprocessor configurations). See "Removing the PEM or PEM Shell" on
page 75.
4 Remove the cooling shroud assembly:
–
If you are installing memory modules on the system board, see
"Removing the Cooling Shroud Assembly" on page 71.
–
If you are installing memory modules on the PEM, see Figure 3-9.
5 Locate the memory module sockets. See Figure 6-1 or Figure 6-2.
6 Press the ejectors on the memory module socket down and out, as shown
in Figure 3-18, to allow the memory module to be inserted into the socket.
7 Handle each memory module only on either card edge, ensuring not to
touch the middle of the memory module.
Figure 3-18.
Installing and Removing a Memory Module
1
2
3
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1
memory module
3
alignment key
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2
memory module socket ejectors (2)
8 Align the memory module's edge connector with the alignment key of the
memory module socket, and insert the memory module in the socket.
NOTE: The memory module socket has an alignment key that allows you to
install the memory module in the socket in only one way.
9 Press down on the memory module with your thumbs while pulling up on
the ejectors with your index fingers to lock the memory module into the
socket.
When the memory module is properly seated in the socket, the ejectors on
the memory module socket align with the ejectors on the other sockets
that have memory modules installed.
10 Repeat step 6 through step 9 of this procedure to install the remaining
memory modules. See Table 3-1 or Table 3-2.
11 Replace the cooling shroud assembly:
–
If you are installing memory modules on the system board, see
"Replacing the Cooling Shroud Assembly" on page 72.
–
If you are installing memory modules on the PEM, see Figure 3-9.
12 Replace the PEM. See "Replacing the PEM or PEM Shell" on page 78.
13 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 68.
14 Start up the system, press <F2> to enter the System Setup program, and
check the System Memory setting on the main System Setup screen.
The system should have already changed the value to reflect the newly
installed memory.
15 If the value is incorrect, one or more of the memory modules may not be
installed properly. Repeat step 2 through step 14 of this procedure,
checking to ensure that the memory modules are firmly seated in their
sockets.
16 Run the system memory test in the system diagnostics. See "Running the
System Diagnostics" on page 169.
Removing Memory Modules
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
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support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
CAUTION: The memory modules are hot to the touch for some time after the
system has been powered down. Allow time for the memory modules to cool
before handling them. Handle the memory modules by the card edges and avoid
touching the components on the memory module.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
3 Remove the PEM. See "Removing the PEM or PEM Shell" on page 75.
4 Remove the cooling shroud assembly:
–
If you are removing memory modules on the system board, see
"Removing the Cooling Shroud Assembly" on page 71.
–
If you are removing memory modules on the PEM, see Figure 3-9.
5 Locate the memory module sockets. See Figure 6-1.
6 Press down and out on the ejectors on each end of the socket until the
memory module pops out of the socket. See Figure 3-18.
Handle each memory module only on either card edge, ensuring not to
touch the middle of the memory module.
7 Replace the cooling shroud assembly:
–
If you are removing memory modules on the system board, see
"Replacing the Cooling Shroud Assembly" on page 72.
–
If you are removing memory modules on the PEM, see Figure 3-9.
8 Replace the PEM. See "Replacing the PEM or PEM Shell" on page 78.
9 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 68.
Processors
Your system supports either two or four processors. You can upgrade
processors to take advantage of future options in speed and functionality.
Each processor and its associated internal cache memory are contained in a
land grid array (LGA) package that is installed in a socket on the system board
or processor expansion module.
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NOTICE: All processors must have the same frequency and core voltage.
Removing a Processor
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Prior to upgrading your system, download and install the latest system
BIOS version from support.dell.com.
2 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
4 Remove the PEM. See "Removing the PEM or PEM Shell" on page 75.
5 Remove the cooling shroud assembly:
–
If you are removing a processor on the system board, see "Removing
the Cooling Shroud Assembly" on page 71.
–
If you are removing a processor on the PEM, see Figure 3-9.
CAUTION: The processor and heat sink can become extremely hot. Be sure the
processor has had sufficient time to cool to a lower temperature before handling.
NOTICE: When you remove the heat sink, the possibility exists that the processor
might adhere to the heat sink and be removed from the socket. It is recommended
that you remove the heat sink while the processor is warm.
NOTICE: Never remove the heat sink from a processor unless you intend to remove
the processor. The heat sink is necessary to maintain proper thermal conditions.
6 Loosen one of the heat-sink retention screws. See Figure 3-19.
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Figure 3-19.
Removing and Installing the Heat Sink
2
1
1
heat sink
2
heat-sink retention screws (2)
7 Wait 30 seconds for the heat sink to loosen from the processor.
8 Loosen the second heat-sink retention screw.
9 If the heat sink does not separate from the processor, carefully rotate the
heat sink in a clockwise, then counterclockwise, direction until it releases
from the processor. Do not pry the heat sink from the processor.
10 Lift the heat sink off of the processor and set the heat sink upside down.
11 Use a clean lint-free cloth to remove any thermal grease from the surface of
the processor shield.
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12 Pull the socket-release lever 90 degrees upward until the processor is
released from the socket. See Figure 3-20.
Figure 3-20.
Removing and Installing the Processor
3
2
4
1
5
1
socket-release lever
2
processor
3
processor shield
4
socket keys (2)
5
socket
13 Open the processor shield and then lift the processor out of the socket.
Leave the release lever up so that the socket is ready for the new processor.
NOTICE: Be careful not to bend any of the pins on the socket when removing the
processor. Bending the pins can permanently damage the socket and system board.
Installing a Processor
1 Unpack the new processor.
2 Align the processor with the two socket keys on the socket. See
Figure 3-20.
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3 If you are adding a processor to an empty socket, perform the following
steps:
a
Remove the protective cover from the processor socket.
b
Pull the socket-release lever 90 degrees upward. See Figure 3-20.
c
Lift the processor shield. See Figure 3-20.
4 Install the processor in the socket.
NOTICE: Positioning the processor incorrectly can permanently damage the
system board or the processor when you turn the system on.
a
If the release lever on the processor socket is not fully open, move it to
that position.
b
With the processor and the socket keys aligned, set the processor
lightly in the socket.
NOTICE: Do not use force to seat the processor. When the processor is positioned
correctly, it fits easily into the socket.
c
Close the processor shield. See Figure 3-20.
d
Rotate the socket release lever back down until it snaps into place,
securing the processor. See Figure 3-20.
5 Install the heat sink.
NOTE: If you did not receive a replacement heat sink, use the heat sink that
you removed in step 10.
a
If you receive a heat sink and pre-applied thermal grease with your
processor kit, remove the protective sheet from the thermal grease
layer on top of the heat sink. See Figure 3-19.
If you did not receive a replacement heat sink with your processor kit,
apply new thermal grease:
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•
Using a clean lint-free cloth, remove the existing thermal grease
from the heat sink.
•
Open the grease packet included with your processor kit and apply
thermal grease evenly to the top of the processor.
b
Place the heat sink onto the processor. See Figure 3-19.
c
While pressing down on the heat, secure the heat sink by tightening
the two retention screws until resistance is felt. See Figure 3-19.
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6 Replace the cooling shroud assembly:
–
If you are adding a processor on the system board, see "Replacing the
Cooling Shroud Assembly" on page 72.
–
If you are adding a processor on the PEM, see Figure 3-9.
7 Replace the PEM. See "Replacing the PEM or PEM Shell" on page 78.
8 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 68.
9 Restart the system.
As the system boots, it detects the presence of the new processor(s) and
automatically changes the system configuration information in the System
Setup program.
10 Press <F2> to enter the System Setup program, and check that the processor
information matches the new system configuration.
See "Using the System Setup Program" on page 45 for instructions about
using the System Setup program.
11 Run the system diagnostics to verify that the new processor operates
correctly.
See "Running the System Diagnostics" on page 169 for information about
running the diagnostics.
Installing an Optical Drive
The optional slimline optical drive is mounted on a tray that slides into the
front panel and connects to the controller on the system board through the
SAS backplane.
NOTE: DVD devices are data only.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from its electrical outlet.
2 Remove the bezel. See "Removing and Replacing the Optional Front
Bezel" on page 66.
3 To remove the drive carrier, pull the release latch forward, then slide the
carrier out of the chassis. See Figure 3-19.
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4 Remove the optical drive filler plate from the carrier:
a
Loosen the thumbscrew from the latch securing the optical drive or
filler plate. See Figure 3-21.
b
Remove the latch.
c
Lift the optical drive filler plate from the carrier.
Figure 3-21.
Installing an Optical Drive in the Drive Carrier
2
1
3
4
5
6
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1
optical drive carrier
2
optical drive
3
interface board
4
plastic rivets (2)
5
latch
6
thumbscrew
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5 Install the new optical drive in the carrier. See Figure 3-21.
The pins on the carrier fit into the corresponding holes in the side of the
drive.
6 Attach the interface board to the back of the carrier, using the two plastic
rivets. See Figure 3-21.
7 Reinstall the latch and tighten the thumbscrew.
8 Slide in the drive carrier until the tray snaps into place. See Figure 3-19
9 Replace the front bezel, if applicable. See "Removing and Replacing the
Optional Front Bezel" on page 66.
10 Reconnect the system and peripherals to their electrical outlets.
Hard Drives
Your system can accommodate up to eight 2.5" SAS hard drives or five 3.5inch SAS hard drives. All drives connect to the system board through a SAS
backplane board. See "SAS Backplane" on page 124 for information on these
backplane options. Systems with an optional SAS RAID controller card
support hot-plug drive operation. Figure 3-22 shows the ID numbers of the
drives.
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Figure 3-22.
Hard-Drive ID Numbers
ID 0
ID 1
ID 2
ID 3
ID 4
ID 5
ID 6
ID 7
ID 0
ID 1
ID 2
ID 3
ID 4
Before You Begin
NOTICE: Before you attempt to remove or install a drive while the system is
running, see the documentation for the optional SAS RAID controller card to ensure
that the host adapter is configured correctly to support hot-plug drive removal and
insertion.
NOTE: It is recommended that you use only drives that have been tested and
approved for use with the SAS backplane board.
You may need to use different programs than those provided with the
operating system to partition and format the hard drives.
NOTICE: Do not turn off or reboot your system while the drive is being formatted.
Doing so can cause a drive failure.
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When you format a high-capacity hard drive, allow enough time for the
formatting to be completed. Long format times for these drives are normal.
Configuring the Boot Device
If you plan to boot the system from a hard drive, the drive must be attached
to the primary (or boot) controller. The device that the system boots from is
determined by the boot order specified in the System Setup program.
The System Setup program provides options that the system uses to scan for
installed boot devices. See "Using the System Setup Program" on page 45 for
information about the System Setup program.
Removing a Drive Blank
NOTICE: To maintain proper system cooling, all empty hard-drive bays must have
drive blanks installed. If you remove a hard-drive carrier from the system and do not
reinstall it, you must replace the carrier with a drive blank.
1 Remove the bezel. See "Removing and Replacing the Optional Front
Bezel" on page 66.
2 Insert your finger under the shrouded end of the blank and press in on the
latch to eject the blank outward from the bay.
3 Pry the ends of the blank outward until the blank is free.
Installing a Drive Blank
The drive blank is keyed to ensure correct insertion into the drive bay. To
install a drive blank, insert and rotate in the keyed side of the blank into the
drive bay and press evenly on the other end of the blank until it is fully
inserted and latched.
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Removing a Hot-Plug Hard Drive
1 Remove the bezel. See "Removing and Replacing the Optional Front
Bezel" on page 66.
2 From the RAID management software, prepare the drive for removal and
wait until the hard-drive indicators on the drive carrier signal that the
drive can be removed safely. See your SAS RAID controller
documentation for information about hot-plug drive removal.
If the drive has been online, the green activity/fault indicator will flash as
the drive is powered down. When both drive indicators are off, the drive
is ready for removal.
3 Open the drive carrier release handle to release the drive. See
Figure 3-23.
4 Slide the hard drive out until it is free of the drive bay.
5 If you do not replace the hard drive, insert a drive blank in the vacated
drive bay. See "Installing a Drive Blank" on page 109.
NOTICE: To maintain proper system cooling, all empty hard-drive bays must have
drive blanks installed.
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Figure 3-23.
Removing and Installing a Hot-Plug Hard Drive
1
2
3
1
hard drive
3
drive carrier release handle
2
drive carrier
Installing a Hot-Plug Hard Drive
NOTICE: When installing a hard drive, ensure that the adjacent drives are fully
installed. Inserting a hard-drive carrier and attempting to lock its handle next to a
partially installed carrier can damage the partially installed carrier's shield spring
and make it unusable.
NOTICE: Not all operating systems support hot-plug drive installation. See the
documentation supplied with your operating system.
1 Remove the bezel. See "Removing and Replacing the Optional Front
Bezel" on page 66.
2 If a drive blank is present in the bay, remove it. See "Removing a Drive
Blank" on page 109.
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3 Install the hot-plug hard drive.
a
Open the handle on the hard-drive carrier.
b
Insert the hard-drive carrier into the drive bay until the carrier
contacts the backplane.
c
Close the handle to lock the drive in place.
4 Replace the front bezel, if applicable. See "Removing and Replacing the
Optional Front Bezel" on page 66.
Replacing a Hard Drive in a Hard-Drive Carrier
To remove a hard drive from a drive carrier, remove the four screws from the
slide rails on the hard-drive carrier and separate the hard drive from the
carrier.
To install a new hard drive in a drive carrier, perform the following steps:
1 Insert the hard drive into the hard-drive carrier with the connector end
of the drive at the back. See Figure 3-24.
2 If you are installing a 3.5" drive, align the bottom rear screw hole on the
hard drive with the hole labeled "SAS" on the hard drive carrier.
When aligned correctly, the back of the hard drive will be flush with the
back of the hard-drive carrier.
3 Attach the four screws to secure the hard drive to the hard-drive carrier.
See Figure 3-24.
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Figure 3-24.
Installing a Hard Drive Into a Drive Carrier
3
2
1
1
screws (4)
3
hard drive
2
drive carrier
SAS Controller Cards
Removing a SAS Controller Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
3 Disconnect the data cable(s) from the controller card.
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4 If you are removing a battery-cached SAS RAID controller, disconnect the
RAID battery cable from the card.
5 Remove the card from the expansion slot.
See "Removing an Expansion Card" on page 83.
Installing a SAS Controller Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
3 Install the controller card in the expansion slot labeled
INTERNAL_STORAGE.
For instructions on installing the card, see "Installing an Expansion Card"
on page 80.
4 Connect the card to the SAS backplane
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a
Connect the SAS data cable connector labelled "Controller 0" to the
white connector on the card, and the connector labelled "Controller 1"
to the black connector on the card. See Figure 3-25.
b
Route the SAS data cable and the SATA cable connected to the
peripheral interposer board under the lower right corner of the system
board (as oriented in Figure 6-1), and route the cables through the
cable clips on the inner side of the chassis.
c
Attach the connector labeled "BKPLN A" to connector SAS A on the
backplane, and attach the connector labeled "BKPLN B" to connector
SAS B on the backplane.
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Figure 3-25.
Installing a SAS RAID Controller
3
4
2
5
1
1
RAID battery holder
2
RAID battery
3
RAID battery cable
4
SAS Data cable
5
SAS RAID controller card
Installing the SAS RAID Controller Card Battery
To install the RAID battery, insert the battery into the plastic battery holder
on the inner side of the chassis, and connect the battery cable to the
connector on the SAS RAID controller card next to the RAID memory
module. See Figure 3-25.
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Connecting an External SAS Tape Drive
This subsection describes how to connect an external SAS tape drive to the
optional external SAS controller card.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
3 Ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface on the back of
the system and unpack the drive.
4 Unpack the tape drive and controller card.
5 Install the external SAS controller card in an expansion slot. See "Installing
an Expansion Card" on page 80.
6 Connect the tape drive’s interface cable to the drive.
7 Connect the other end of the interface cable to the external SAS
connector on the controller card bracket.
8 Connect the tape drive's power cable to an electrical outlet.
9 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 68.
10 Reconnect the system and peripherals to their electrical outlets, and turn
them on.
11 Perform a tape backup and verification test with the drive as instructed in
the software documentation that came with the drive.
Connecting an External Fibre Channel Storage
Device
This subsection describes how to connect external Fibre Channel devices to
an optional Fibre Channel HBA card.
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CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
3 Ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface on the back of
the system, unpack the drive, and compare the jumper and switch settings
with those in the documentation that came with the drive.
4 Install the Fibre Channel HBA in an expansion slot. See "Installing an
Expansion Card" on page 80.
5 Connect the end of the Fibre Channel cable to the connector on the HBA
card bracket.
6 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 68.
7 Reconnect the system and peripherals to their electrical outlets, and turn
them on.
System Battery
The system battery is a 3.0-volt (V), coin-cell battery.
Replacing the System Battery
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
CAUTION: There is a danger of a new battery exploding if it is incorrectly
installed. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended
by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer's
instructions. See your System Information Guide for additional information.
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1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect
the system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
3 Remove the PEM. See "Removing the PEM or PEM Shell" on page 75.
4 Remove the cooling shroud assembly. See "Removing the Cooling Shroud
Assembly" on page 71.
5 Locate the battery socket. See Figure 6-1.
NOTICE: If you pry the battery out of its socket with a blunt object, be careful not to
touch the system board with the object. Ensure that the object is inserted between
the battery and the socket before you attempt to pry out the battery. Otherwise, you
may damage the system board by prying off the socket or by breaking circuit traces
on the system board.
NOTICE: To avoid damage to the battery connector, you must firmly support the
connector while installing or removing a battery.
6 Remove the system battery. See Figure 3-26.
a
Support the battery connector by pressing down firmly on the positive
side of the connector.
b
While supporting the battery connector, press the battery toward the
positive side of the connector and pry it up out of the securing tabs at
the negative side of the connector.
Figure 3-26.
Replacing the System Battery
1
2
3
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1
positive side of battery connector
3
negative side of battery connector
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2
system battery
NOTICE: To avoid damage to the battery connector, you must firmly support the
connector while installing or removing a battery.
7 Install the new system battery.
a
Support the battery connector by pressing down firmly on the positive
side of the connector.
b
Hold the battery with the "+" facing up, and slide it under the
securing tabs at the positive side of the connector.
c
Press the battery straight down into the connector until it snaps into
place.
8 Replace the cooling shroud assembly. See "Replacing the Cooling Shroud
Assembly" on page 72.
9 Replace the PEM. See "Replacing the PEM or PEM Shell" on page 78.
10 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 68.
11 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on,
including any attached peripherals.
12 Enter the System Setup program to confirm that the battery is operating
properly. See "Using the System Setup Program" on page 45.
13 Enter the correct time and date in the System Setup program's Time and
Date fields.
14 Exit the System Setup program.
15 To test the newly installed battery, turn off the system and disconnect it
from the electrical outlet for at least an hour.
16 After an hour, reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn it on.
17 Enter the System Setup program and if the time and date are still
incorrect, see "Getting Help" on page 181 for instructions on obtaining
technical assistance.
Control Panel Assembly
Removing the Control Panel
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
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support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system
from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
3 Disconnect the control panel data cable from the control panel board.
See Figure 3-27.
4 If you are replacing the control panel data cable, disconnect the cable from
the system board connector (see Figure 6-1), and unroute the cable from
the cable guides on the chassis.
5 Disconnect the display module cable from the control panel board. See
Figure 3-27.
6 Remove the three Torx screws securing the control panel board to the
system chassis and remove the board.
7 Remove the display module:
a
Insert the end of a paper clip into the hole on the right side of the
display module and gently pry the label off.
b
Remove the two Torx screws that secure the display module to the
system chassis.
8 Remove the display module from the chassis cutout.
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Figure 3-27.
Removing and Installing the Control Panel
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4
3
1
5
7
6
1
display module
2
display module cable
3
control panel board
4
control panel board cable
5
control panel board screws (3)
6
display module label
7
display module screws (2)
Installing the Control Panel
1 Insert the control panel assembly display module into the chassis cutout
and secure it with the two Torx screws.
2 Affix the control panel label to the display module.
3 Install the control panel board in the system chassis and secure with the
three Torx screws. See Figure 3-27.
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4 Connect the display module cable to the control panel board. See
Figure 3-27.
5 If the control panel data cable is not already connected to the system
board, connect the cable to the control panel connector on the board. See
Figure 6-1.
6 Connect the control panel cable to the control panel board and secure the
cable in the cable guides on the chassis.
7 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 68.
8 Replace the front bezel, if applicable. See "Removing and Replacing the
Optional Front Bezel" on page 66.
9 Reconnect the system to the power source and turn on the system and
attached peripherals.
Chassis Intrusion Switch
Removing the Chassis Intrusion Switch
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system
from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
3 Disconnect the intrusion-switch cable from its system board connector.
See Figure 3-28.
4 Grasp the intrusion switch and slowly and firmly pull the switch out from
the intrusion-switch clip.
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Figure 3-28.
Removing and Installing the Chassis Intrusion Switch
1
2
1
intrusion switch
2
intrusion switch cable
Installing the Chassis Intrusion Switch
1 Connect the intrusion-switch cable to its system board connector. See
Figure 3-28.
2 Insert the switch into the opening in the chassis wall and gently, but firmly,
press in the switch until it is fully seated. See Figure 3-28.
3 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 68.
4 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on,
including any attached peripherals.
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SAS Backplane
Removing the SAS Backplane
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 If applicable, remove the bezel. See "Removing and Replacing the
Optional Front Bezel" on page 66.
2 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system
from the electrical outlet.
3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 67.
4 Remove the PEM. See "Removing the PEM or PEM Shell" on page 75.
5 Remove the cooling shroud assembly. See "Removing the Cooling Shroud
Assembly" on page 71.
NOTICE: To prevent damage to the drives and backplane, you must remove the
SAS drives and optical drive carrier from the system before removing the
backplane.
NOTICE: You must note the number of each hard drive and temporarily label them
before removal so that you can replace them in the same locations.
6 Remove all SAS hard drives. See "Removing a Hot-Plug Hard Drive" on
page 110.
7 To remove the optical drive carrier, pull the release latch forward, then
slide the carrier out of the chassis. See Figure 3-23.
NOTICE: When disconnecting the control-panel cable, hold the white pull-tab next
to the control-panel cable connector to prevent damage to the SAS backplane or
the cable itself.
8 If you are removing a 3.5-inch drive backplane, disconnect the control-panel
cable from the control-panel cable connector on the front of the
backplane. See Figure 3-29.
9 Disconnect the SAS data and power cables from the back of the SAS
backplane.
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10 Remove the SAS backplane from the system:
a
If you are removing a 2.5-inch drive backplane, press the spring-loaded
blue retention tab towards the front of the system, slide the backplane
upward. See Figure 3-29.
If you are removing a 3.5-inch drive backplane, pull the spring-loaded
blue retention pin away from the front of the backplane, then slide the
backplane upward. See Figure 3-30.
b
When the backplane cannot slide upward any farther, pull the
backplane toward the back of the system to remove it from the
retention hooks.
c
Lift the board out of the system, being careful to avoid damaging
components on the face of the board.
d
Place the SAS backplane face down on a work surface.
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Figure 3-29. Removing and Installing a 2.5-Inch SAS Backplane
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2
3
4
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SAS A cable
2
SAS B cable
3
backplane power cable
4
retention tab
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Figure 3-30.
Removing and Installing a 3.5" Drive SAS Backplane
3
2
4
1
5
1
retention pin
2
SAS backplane
3
control-panel cable connector
4
retention slots (7)
5
installation alignment slot
Installing a SAS Backplane
1 Install the SAS backplane:
a
Slowly lower the backplane into the system, being careful to avoid
damaging components on the face of the board.
b
Align the installation alignment slot on the bottom of the backplane
with the alignment pin on the bottom of the chassis. See Figure 3-30.
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c
Slide the retention slots on the backplane over the retention hooks on
the chassis.
d
Slide the backplane downward until the blue retention pin snaps into
place.
2 Connect the SAS, interface, and power cables to the SAS backplane.
3 Connect the control-panel cable to the front of the SAS backplane.
4 Install the SAS hard drives in their original locations. See "Hard Drives" on
page 107.
5 Install the optical drive carrier.
Slide the drive carrier into its drive bay and press in the release latch. See
Figure 3-19.
6 Replace the cooling shroud assembly. See "Replacing the Cooling Shroud
Assembly" on page 72.
7 Replace the PEM. See "Replacing the PEM or PEM Shell" on page 78.
8 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 68.
9 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on,
including any attached peripherals.
Peripheral Interposer Board
Removing a Peripheral Interposer Board
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and discon
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