HP NC150T PCI 4-port
Gigabit Combo Switch Adapter
User Guide
June 2007 (Third Edition)
Part Number 367256-00C
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HP NC150T PCI 4-port Gigabit Combo Switch Adapter User Guide
June 2007 (Third Edition)
Part Number 367256-00C
Contents
About This Guide
Technician Notes...........................................................................................................................................v
Where to Go for Additional Help.................................................................................................................vi
Telephone Numbers ...............................................................................................................................vi
Chapter 1
Introduction
Adapter Overview ..................................................................................................................................... 1-1
Hardware Overview .................................................................................................................................. 1-1
LED Indicators.................................................................................................................................... 1-1
Unshielded Twisted Pair Category 5 Cable............................................................................................... 1-2
Chapter 2
Installing the Adapter
Overview ................................................................................................................................................... 2-1
Electrostatic Discharge Precautions .......................................................................................................... 2-1
Installing the Adapter in a Server.............................................................................................................. 2-2
Connecting the Network Cable ................................................................................................................. 2-3
Appendix A
Regulatory Compliance Notices
Federal Communications Commissions Notice ....................................................................................... A-1
Modifications............................................................................................................................................ A-1
Declaration of Conformity for Products Marked with the FCC Logo - United States Only.................... A-1
Canadian Notice ....................................................................................................................................... A-2
Avis Canadien .......................................................................................................................................... A-2
European Union Notice ............................................................................................................................ A-3
Japanese Notice ........................................................................................................................................ A-3
Korean Notice........................................................................................................................................... A-3
Appendix B
Electrostatic Discharge
Overview ...................................................................................................................................................B-1
Grounding Methods...................................................................................................................................B-1
Appendix C
Specifications
NC150T PCI 4-port Gigabit Combo Switch Adapter Specifications........................................................C-1
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UTP Cable Specifications ......................................................................................................................... C-2
Using UTP Category 5 Cable in Gigabit over Copper Installations................................................... C-2
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About This Guide
Use this guide for installing the HP ProLiant NC 150T PCI 4-port Gigabit Combo Switch
Adapter.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury from electric shock and hazardous
energy levels, only authorized service technicians should attempt to repair this
equipment. Improper repairs can create conditions that are hazardous.
Technician Notes
WARNING: Only authorized technicians trained by HP should attempt to repair this
equipment. All troubleshooting and repair procedures are detailed to allow only
subassembly/module-level repair. Because of the complexity of the individual boards
and subassemblies, no one should attempt to make repairs at the component level or
to make modifications to any printed wiring board. Improper repairs can create a safety
hazard.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury from electric shock and hazardous
energy levels, do not exceed the level of repairs specified in these procedures.
Because of the complexity of the individual boards and subassemblies, do not attempt
to make repairs at the component level or to make modifications to any printed wiring
board. Improper repairs can create conditions that are hazardous.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment:
•
Disconnect power from the system by unplugging all power cords from the power
supplies.
•
Do not disable the power cord grounding plug. The grounding plug is an important
safety feature.
•
Plug the power cord into a grounded (earthed) electrical outlet that is easily
accessible at all times.
CAUTION: The computer is designed to be electrically grounded (earthed). To ensure proper
operation, plug the AC power cord into a properly grounded AC outlet only.
NOTE: Any indications of component replacement or printed wiring board modifications may void any
warranty.
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About This Guide
Where to Go for Additional Help
HP updates networking software frequently to include new functionality and features.
Complete the following steps to get the latest drivers, firmware, and documentation.
1. Go to the HP website (http://www.hp.com).
2. Click Support and Troubleshooting Information from the left menu bar.
3. Type the product name in the for product box and press Enter. For example, type
NC370T.
4. Download the drivers, firmware, or documentation as needed.
Telephone Numbers
For the name of your nearest HP authorized reseller:
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In the United States, call 1-800-345-1518.
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In Canada, call 1-800-263-5868.
For HP technical support:
•
In the United States and Canada, call 1-800-HP-INVENT (1-800-474-6836).
•
Outside the United States and Canada, refer to
www.hp.com
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Introduction
Adapter Overview
The HP NC150T PCI 4-port Gigabit Combo Switch Adapter is a 32-bit/66MHz, PCI,
Ethernet adapter and a 4-port Gigabit Layer 2 Unmanaged Ethernet Switch. This device
provides an on-board connection between the Ethernet controller and the Gigabit switch.
The Ethernet controller delivers up to 1000 Mb/s Ethernet to the server uplink port of the
Gigabit switch and is capable of auto-negotiating this link at 10, 100, or 1000 Mb/s. The
Gigabit switch provides four external network connections over twisted-pair (copper)
Category 5 or better cabling. Each of the four external ports is capable of auto-negotiating a
link at 10, 100, or 1000 Mb/s. LED indicators on each of these ports show the network link
and activity information. The NC150T PCI 4-port Gigabit Combo Switch Adapter is a
supported option for selected HP ProLiant 100 and 300 servers. For best overall system
performance, install the adapter in a 32-bit/66 MHz, PCI slot.
NOTE: The Microsoft© Windows© Hardware Qualification Lab (WHQL) will not certify switch
components. As a result, the NC150T PCI 4-port Gigabit Combo Switch Adapter hardware cannot
be certified. However, the NC150T PCI 4-port Gigabit Combo Switch Adapter driver is supported
with a digital signature for Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003.
For the latest functionality, features, and operating system support for this switch adapter, see
the HP website
(http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/networking/index-nic.html).
Hardware Overview
The NC150T PCI 4-port Gigabit Combo Switch Adapter has four auto-negotiating
10/100/1000 RJ-45 ports. These RJ-45 ports support Auto-MDI/MDI-X crossover, which
eliminates the need for crossover cables. LED indicators on each port show link and activity.
Refer to Table 1-1 for descriptions of LED operations.
LED Indicators
The following table describes the LED indicators located on the front panel of the NC150T
PCI 4-port Gigabit Combo Switch Adapter.
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Figure 1-1: RJ-45 port and LED locations
Table 1-1: 10/100/1000 LED Operations for the NC150T PCI 4-port Gigabit Combo
Switch Adapter
LED
Display
Description
Green
On
10/100 Mb link to the network is established.
Off
No 10/100 Mb link to network is established.
Blinking
The adapter is sending or receiving network data at 10 or 100 Mb/s.
On
1000 Mb link to the network is established.
Off
No 1000 Mb link to network is established.
Blinking
The adapter is sending or receiving network data at 1000 Mb/s.
Amber
Unshielded Twisted Pair Category 5 Cable
The NC150T PCI 4-port Gigabit Combo Switch Adapter can use existing Category 5
Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) (or better) cable to deliver Gigabit Ethernet over copper,
according to the IEEE 802.3ab specifications. For new installations, Category 5e (enhanced
Category 5) or better cable is recommended. For troubleshooting and other information about
cabling, refer to “UTP Cable Specifications” in Appendix C.
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Installing the Adapter
Overview
This chapter describes installation precautions and explains how to install the adapter. It also
describes how to connect the network cable.
WARNING: To avoid the risk of personal injury or damage to the equipment, consult
the safety information and user documentation provided with the equipment before
attempting installation of the adapter.
Many servers are capable of producing energy levels that are considered hazardous.
Users should not remove enclosures, nor should they bypass the interlocks provided
for removal of these hazardous conditions.
Installation of this adapter should be performed by individuals who are both qualified
in the servicing of computer equipment, and trained in the hazards associated with
products capable of producing hazardous energy levels.
This server adapter is intended for use with UL Listed ITE equipment having
instructions on adding and removing components such as PCI and PCI-X devices.
NOTE: Before removing the cover of the server, refer to the HP documentation for the proper methods
for installing a PCI card and avoiding electric shock hazards.
Electrostatic Discharge Precautions
A discharge of static electricity from a finger or other conductor can damage components on
the adapter, which can make the adapter inoperable. In addition to the following information,
refer to Appendix B for more precautions.
To prevent electrostatic damage, observe the following precautions:
•
Always properly ground yourself when touching a static-sensitive component or
assembly.
•
Avoid hand contact by transporting and storing parts in static-safe containers.
•
Keep electrostatic-sensitive parts in their containers until they arrive at static-free
locations.
•
Place containers on a grounded surface before removing the contents.
•
Avoid touching pins, leads, or circuitry.
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Installing the Adapter
Installing the Adapter in a Server
Refer to the HP ProLiant server documentation for additional information on how to safely
install a PCI card in the server.
Figure 2-1: Installing the adapter in a server
CAUTION: If the server is not PCI Hot Plug compliant, power it down and unplug the power
cord from the power outlet before removing the server cover. Failure to do so may damage
the adapter or server.
1. Power down the server.
2. Unplug the power cord from the power outlet.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury from hot surfaces, allow the internal
system components to cool before touching them.
3. Allow the internal system components to cool before touching them.
4. Remove the server cover and cover bracket from a PCI slot.
5. Firmly seat the adapter in the PCI slot and secure the adapter bracket.
6. Replace the server cover and plug in the power cord.
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Connecting the Network Cable
IMPORTANT: Do not connect more than one NC150T PCI 4-port Gigabit Combo Switch Adapter port
to any single other switch model.
IMPORTANT: Do not use the NC150T PCI 4-port Gigabit Combo Switch Adapter as a cable
aggregator for servers with iLO and RILOE ports.
To secure the cable, plug the cable connector into the RJ-45 port. Ensure that the tab on the
plug clicks into position, indicating that it is properly seated.
For more information, refer to “UTP Cable Specifications” in Appendix C.
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Regulatory Compliance Notices
Federal Communications Commissions Notice
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio or television technician for help.
Modifications
The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications made to this
device that are not expressly approved by Hewlett-Packard Company may void the user's
authority to operate the equipment.
Declaration of Conformity for Products Marked with the FCC
Logo - United States Only
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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Regulatory Compliance Notices
For questions regarding your product, contact:
Hewlett-Packard Company
P. O. Box 692000, Mail Stop 530113
Houston, Texas 77269-2000
Or, call
1-800- 652-6672
For continuous quality improvement, calls may be recorded or monitored.
For questions regarding this FCC declaration, contact:
Hewlett-Packard Company
P. O. Box 692000, Mail Stop 510101
Houston, Texas 77269-2000
Or, call
(281) 514-3333
To identify this product, refer to the Part, Series, or Model number found on the product.
Canadian Notice
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing
Equipment Regulations.
Avis Canadien
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
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Regulatory Compliance Notices
European Union Notice
Products bearing the CE marking comply with the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC) and the Low
Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC) issued by the Commission of the European Community.
Compliance with these directives implies conformity to the following European Norms (in
parentheses are the equivalent international standards and regulations):
•
EN 55022 (CISPR 22)—Electromagnetic Interference
•
EN55024 (IEC61000-4-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11)—Electromagnetic Immunity
•
EN61000-3-2 (IEC61000-3-2)—Power Line Harmonics
•
EN61000-3-3 (IEC61000-3-3)—Power Line Flicker
•
EN 60950 (IEC 60950)—Product Safety
Japanese Notice
Korean Notice
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B
Electrostatic Discharge
Overview
To prevent damage to the system, be aware of the precautions you need to follow when
setting up the system or handling parts. A discharge of static electricity from a finger or other
conductor may damage system boards or other static-sensitive devices. This type of damage
may reduce the life expectancy of the device.
To prevent electrostatic damage, observe the following precautions:
•
Avoid hand contact by transporting and storing products in static-safe containers.
•
Keep electrostatic-sensitive parts in their containers until they arrive at static-free
workstations.
•
Place containers on a grounded surface before removing the contents.
•
Avoid touching pins, leads, or circuitry.
•
Always be properly grounded when touching a static-sensitive component or assembly.
Grounding Methods
There are several methods for grounding. Use one or more of the following methods when
handling or installing electrostatic-sensitive parts:
•
Use a wrist strap connected by a ground cord to a grounded workstation or computer
chassis. Wrist straps are flexible straps with a minimum of 1 megohm ±10 percent
resistance in the ground cords. To provide proper ground, wear the strap snug against the
skin.
•
Use heel straps, toe straps, or boot straps at standing workstations. Wear the straps on
both feet when standing on conductive floors or dissipating floor mats.
•
Use conductive field service tools.
•
Use a portable field service kit with a folding static-dissipating work mat.
If you do not have any of the suggested equipment for proper grounding, have an HP
authorized reseller install the part.
NOTE: For more information on static electricity or assistance with product installation, contact your HP
authorized reseller.
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Specifications
NC150T PCI 4-port Gigabit Combo Switch Adapter
Specifications
Table C-1: NC150T PCI 4-port Gigabit Combo Switch Adapter Specifications
Specification
Description
Network Controller Chipset
Broadcom® 5705KFB
Bus Type
PCI
Bus Width
32 bits
Bus Speed
33 or 66 MHz
Standards Supported by NIC
IEEE 802.1Q, 802.3ab, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.3
Data Transfer Method
Bus Master DMA
Switch Chipset
BCM5385KPB and BCM5011KQM
Standards Supported by Switch
IEEE 802.3ab, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.3
Power Requirement
Operating Voltage: 3.3V +/- 5%
Maximum Power Consumption: 7 Watts
Maximum: 2.1A @ 3.3V (DC)
Dimensions
14.5 cm x 10.7 cm, 5.7 x 4.20 inches (L x W)
Connector and Distances
Four RJ-45 Connectors, Cable and lengths as follows:
10BASE-T: Category 3, 4, or 5 UTP 100 Meters (328 feet)
100BASE-TX: Category 5 UTP 100 Meters (328 feet)
1000BASE-T: Category 5 UTP 100 Meters (328 feet)
Interrupts Supported
Automatically configured
Temperature Range
Operating: 0°C to 55°C / 32°F to 131°F
Storage: -40°C to 65°C / -40°F to 149°F
Relative Humidity
5% to 95%, non-condensing
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UTP Cable Specifications
For 1000BASE-T transmission, the cable must be:
•
Category 5 UTP or better
•
22-26 AWG, 100Ω @ 1MHz
•
EIA/TIA 568a or EIA/TIA 568b
Using UTP Category 5 Cable in Gigabit over Copper Installations
For Gigabit over copper installations, Category 5 UTP or better 1000BASE-T cable must
comply with the IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T standard. For new installations, Category 5e
(enhanced Category 5) or better cable is recommended.
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