SGI® Altix® XE310 System User`s Guide

SGI® Altix® XE310 System User`s Guide
SGI® Altix® XE310 System User’s Guide
007-4960-001
CONTRIBUTORS
Written by Jim Ostrom
Engineering contributions by James Zenner, Steve Bowen, Dick Brownell, Darrin Goss, Daniel Gragert, Matt Marchese, Jim Rada, Bob Sanders,
Mark Schwenden, Ted Wood, Chris Wengelski.
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Record of Revision
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About This Guide.
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Prepare for Setup .
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Warnings and Precautions
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Identify the Sections of the Rack Rails .
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Install the Server in a Rack
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Access the Inside of the Chassis .
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Check the CPUs (processors) .
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Check the System Memory .
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Install Expansion PCIe Cards
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Check all Cable Connections and Airflow .
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Check the Drive Bay Setup
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Check the SATA Drives .
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Check the Airflow
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Handling the Node Board
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ESD Precautions .
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Unpacking .
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Connect the Power Cables .
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Connecting the Control Panel
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Install a Processor.
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Install Memory.
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Node Board Component Locations .
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Add PCIe Expansion Cards .
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Install a PCIe Expansion Card .
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Node Board Jumpers and Connectors .
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Node Board Connector Pin Definitions .
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ATX Power Connector Pin Definitions .
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PW_ON Switch Pin Definitions (JF1) .
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Reset Switch Pin Definitions (JF1) .
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NIC1 LED Pin Definitions (JF1) .
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HDD LED Pin Definitions (JF1) .
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Power On LED Pin Definitions (JF1)
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Fan Connector Pin Definitions (Fan1/2 - Fan7/8) .
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Chassis Intrusion Connector Pin Definitions (JL1).
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Serial Port Pin Definitions (COM2) .
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System Management Bus Connector Pin Definitions (J18)
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Explanation of Jumper Settings .
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CMOS Memory Clear (JBT1) .
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VGA Jumper Settings (JPG1) .
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I2C to PCIe Slot Jumper Settings (JPI2C1/JPI2C2) .
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LAN1/LAN2 Jumper Settings (JPL1/JPL2)
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Power LED (LE1) .
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Power Supply Replacement .
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System Time .
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BIOS Date .
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LBA Mode Control .
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32 Bit I/O .
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Serial ATA (SATA) RAID Enable .
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System Memory .
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Power Loss Control .
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Memory Cache .
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Onboard GLAN1/Onboard GLAN2 (Gigabit- LAN) OPROM Configure .
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ROM Scan Ordering .
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Option ROM Scan.
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Latency Timer .
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Memory Branch Mode
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High Temperature DRAM Operation .
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AMB Thermal Sensor
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CPU Speed
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Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch .
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Hardware Prefetch .
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ECC Event Logging .
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Console Redirection .
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CPU Temperature Threshold
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Voltage Monitoring .
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IPMI Specification Version .
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Firmware Version.
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Clear System Event Logging.
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Existing Event Log Number .
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Event Log Control
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System Event Log/System Event Log (List Mode)
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Realtime Sensor Data .
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About This Guide
This guide provides an overview of the installation, architecture, general operation, and
descriptions of the major components in the SGI® Altix® XE310 server. It also provides
basic troubleshooting and maintenance information, BIOS information, and important
safety and regulatory specifications.
Audience
This guide is written for owners, installers, system administrators, and users of
SGI Altix XE310 computer systems. It is written with the assumption that the reader has
a good working knowledge of computers and computer systems.
Important Information
Warning: To avoid problems that could void your warranty, your SGI or other
approved system support engineer (SSE) should perform any replacement of parts or
service of your SGI Altix XE310 system not covered in the following list of items that
you can perform yourself:
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Install the server into system rack(s).
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Replace the power supply, power distribution board, or fans in the server chassis.
•
Replace disk drives or SATA backplane in the server chassis.
•
Replace processors, memory, or processor heatsinks on the node board.
•
Add or replace PCIe cards or the SIM baseboard management controller (BMC)
•
Replace cables
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Chapter Descriptions
The following topics are covered in this guide:
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Chapter 1, “Introduction,” provides a checklist of the main components included
with the system and describes the main features of the SGI Altix XE310 and its node
boards.
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Chapter 2, “Server Installation,” describes the steps necessary to install the system
into a rack and check out the server configuration prior to powering up the system.
If your server was ordered without the processor and memory components, this
chapter will refer you to the appropriate sections of the manual for their installation.
•
Chapter 3, “Controls and Indicators,” provides details on the system interface,
which includes the functions and information provided by the control panel on the
chassis, as well as other LEDs located throughout the system.
•
Chapter 4, “Advanced Node Board Setup,” provides detailed information on the 1U
rackmount server chassis. Follow the procedures in this chapter when you install,
remove, or reconfigure SAS/SATA or peripheral drives and when you replace
system power supply units and cooling fans.
•
Chapter 5, “Advanced Chassis Setup,” provides detailed information about the
components inside the server chassis, such as the node board connectors and
jumper settings, disk drive information, and power supply replacement.
•
Chapter 6, “BIOS Settings,” includes an introduction to BIOS and provides detailed
information on running the CMOS Setup Utility.
•
Appendix A, “BIOS Power-on Self Test,” provides information about BIOS POST
self-test messages and codes.
•
Appendix B, “IPMI 2.0 Management Utility,” provides information about how to
start the baseboard management controller (BMC) intelligent platform management
interface (IPMI 2.0 management utility).
•
Appendix C, “Regulatory Specifications and Safety Information,” lists regulatory
information that may be important to the operation of your system.
•
Appendix D, “System Specifications,” provides physical, environmental, and
power specifications for your system.
•
Appendix E, “System Safety,” provides a general overview of safety precautions
that should be followed when installing and servicing the SGI Altix XE310.
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Related Publications
The following SGI documents are relevant to the SGI Altix XE310 server:
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SGI ProPack 5 for Linux Start Here, publication number 007-4837-00x
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SGI InfiniteStorage series documentation
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SGI Altix XE310 SIM User’s Guide, publication number 860-0472-00x
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Man pages (online)
You can obtain SGI documentation, release notes, or man pages in the following ways:
•
Refer to the SGI Technical Publications Library at http://docs.sgi.com. Various
formats are available. This library contains the most recent and most comprehensive
set of online books, release notes, man pages, and other information.
•
You can also view man pages by typing man <title> on a command line.
SGI systems include a set of Linux® man pages, formatted in the standard UNIX® “man
page” style. Important system configuration files and commands are documented on
man pages. These are found online on the internal system disk (or DVD-ROM) and are
displayed using the man command. For example, to display the man page for the
xscsidisktest command, type the following on a command line:
man xscsidisktest
References in the documentation to these pages include the name of the command and
the section number in which the command is found.
For additional information about displaying man pages using the man command, see
man(1).
In addition, the apropos command locates man pages based on keywords. For example,
to display a list of man pages that describe disks, type the following on a command line:
apropos disk
For information about setting up and using apropos, see apropos(1).
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Conventions
The following conventions are used throughout this document:
Convention
Meaning
Command
This fixed-space font denotes literal items such as commands, files,
routines, path names, signals, messages, and programming language
structures.
variable
The italic typeface denotes variable entries and words or concepts
being defined. Italic typeface is also used for book titles.
user input
This bold fixed-space font denotes literal items that the user enters in
interactive sessions. Output is shown in nonbold, fixed-space font.
[]
Brackets enclose optional portions of a command or directive line.
...
Ellipses indicate that a preceding element can be repeated.
man page(x)
Man page section identifiers appear in parentheses after man page
names.
GUI element
This font denotes the names of graphical user interface (GUI)
elements such as windows, screens, dialog boxes, menus, toolbars,
icons, buttons, boxes, fields, and lists.
Product Support
SGI provides a comprehensive product support and maintenance program for its
products. SGI also offers services to implement and integrate Linux applications in your
environment.
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Refer to http://www.sgi.com/support/
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If you are in North America, contact the Technical Assistance Center at
+1 800 800 4SGI or contact your authorized service provider.
•
If you are outside North America, contact the SGI subsidiary or authorized
distributor in your country.
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Reader Comments
If you have comments about the technical accuracy, content, or organization of this
document, contact SGI. Be sure to include the title and document number of the manual
with your comments. (Online, the document number is located in the front matter of the
manual. In printed manuals, the document number is located at the bottom of each
page.)
You can contact SGI in any of the following ways:
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Send e-mail to the following address: [email protected]
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Contact your customer service representative and ask that an incident be filed in the
SGI incident tracking system.
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Send mail to the following address:
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SGI values your comments and will respond to them promptly.
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Chapter 1
1. Introduction
The SGI Altix XE310 server is a 1U rackmount server (refer to Figure 1-1) that contains
two node boards in a single chassis. Each node supports dual Intel® Xeon® processors.
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Figure 1-1
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SGI Altix XE310 Server
1
1: Introduction
In addition to the node and chassis, the following hardware components are included
(refer to Figure 1-2):
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Two dual-core or quad-core processors per node board
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Two processor heatsinks
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Four SATA hard drive carriers
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One internal SATA backplane
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One SATA cable set
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Two PCIe x8 riser cards
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Two IPMI 2.0 baseboard management cards (BMCs)
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Six 4-cm high-performance fans
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One air shroud for 1U chassis
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Rackmount hardware with screws
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Two rack rail assemblies
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Six brackets for mounting the rack rails in a rack/telco rack
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PCIe riser card
PCIe card
IPMI 2.0 BMC
DIMMs
SATA disk drive cables
Power supply
PCIe riser card
Intel Xeon
processor heatsink
PCIe card
Primary node board
Fans
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IPMI 2.0 BMC
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DIMMs
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SATA disk drive cables
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1
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Dr
Secondary node board
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ive
Seondary node board power connectors
Dr
2
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SATA backplane
SATA connections
SATA disk drives
Figure 1-2
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Node Board Features
At the heart of the SGI Altix XE310 lies two dual-processor node boards, which are based
on the Intel 5000P chipset (refer to Figure 1-3). Below are the main features of the node
board.
Note: The features on each node board are doubled for the server (refer to Appendix D,
“System Specifications”).
Processors
Each node board supports dual Intel Xeon processors.
Memory
Each node board has eight 240-pin DIMM sockets (refer to Figure 1-2) that can support
up to 32 GB of ECC fully buffered DIMM (FBDIMM) DDR2-667/533 SDRAM. Memory
can be installed in both interleaved (dual-channel) and non-interleaved (single-channel)
configurations. All memory modules used to populate the system should be the same
size, type, and speed.
The node board memory controller supports memory mirroring to prevent data loss in
case of DIMM failure. The system maintains two copies of all the data in memory;
therefore, a mirrored system uses only half of the installed DIMMs. If a DIMM fails, the
system recovers the second copy of data from the mirrored DIMM in the opposite
channel. If both the primary and the mirrored copy of the data become corrupt, the
system will fail. Configure memory mirroring with the Memory Branch Mode BIOS
setting (refer to “Memory Branch Mode” on page 101.
Serial ATA
The southbridge (ESB2 chip) of the 5000P chipset includes a Serial ATA controller for
3-Gb/s SATA drives. The hot-swappable SATA drives are connected to a backplane (refer
to Figure 1-2) that provides power, bus termination, and configuration settings. The
SGI Altix XE310 server supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 disk configurations.
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PROCESSOR 2
#4,5
1B
1A
FBD CHNL1
FBD CHNL2
FBD CHNL3
4B
4A
3B
2B
2A
PORT 6, 7
PCIe X8
PORT 2,3 PORT 0
PORT 4
PCIE X4
PCIE X8
JPCIE1
PCIe SLOT
MCH
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FBD DIMM
FBD CHNL0
PORT
FBD DIMM
PCIe X8
FBD DIMM
667/1067/1333
MT/S
667/1067/1333
MT/S
IB
VRM
PROCESSOR 1
FBD DIMM
VRM
PORT 3
PCI-X
PORT 2
ESB2
3.0 Gb/S
PORT 1
2
1
PORT 0
VGA
CONN
VGA
ES1000
PCI33MMZ
1
2
3
4
USB
0
USB 2.0
3
SATA
0
LPC
RJ45
RJ45
GB LAN
GILGAL
SIO
W83627
EHF
MS
FWH
COM2
KB
Figure 1-3
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PCIe Expansion Slots
Each node board supports one PCIe x8 slot. Two PCIe slots are available in the server
chassis.
Ethernet Ports
Two Intel 82563EB network controllers are integrated into the 5000P chipset on each of
the node boards to support a total of four Gigabit LAN ports
(100/1000 Base-T/1000 BaseTX, RJ45 output).
Onboard Controllers/Ports
The node board IDE controller supports Ultra ATA 100 hard drives or ATAPI devices.
Each node board I/O panel ports includes one COM port, a VGA port, two USB ports,
two Gigabit Ethernet LAN (NIC) ports, and one optional InfiniBand® port.
ATI Graphics Controller
The SGI Altix XE310 features an integrated ATI video controller based on the ES1000
graphics chip. The ES1000 was designed specifically for servers, featuring low-power
consumption, high reliability, and superior longevity.
Other Features
Other onboard features that enable reliable service include voltage monitors, a chassis
intrusion header, auto-switching voltage regulators, chassis and CPU overheat sensors,
virus protection, and BIOS rescue.
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Server Chassis Features
This section describes the main features of the SGI Altix XE310 1U chassis. Refer to
Chapter 5, “Advanced Chassis Setup.” for more detailed information.
Note: For more detail on the chassis, refer to Chapter 5, “Advanced Chassis Setup.”
System Power
A single power supply (refer to Figure 1-2) provides the power for both node boards.
Each node board however, can be shut down independently of the other with the power
button on its own control panel.
Although they share a common power supply, the I2C signals used for power supply
monitoring are received by the primary node board only. (When viewed from the front
of the chassis, the node board on the left is the primary board and the node board on the
right is the secondary node board.)
SATA Backplane/Drives
As a system, the SGI Altix XE310 supports four SATA disk drives (refer to Figure 1-2).
The SATA backplane is divided into two sections. A single power connector is used for
the entire SATA backplane, but other functions, such as circuit board overtemperature
monitoring, apply to both sections. Each pair of SATA disk drives is logically connected
to its own node board. Consequently, the RAID configuration is limited to a two-drive
scheme (RAID 1 or RAID 0). The RAID configuration cannot be set up across all four
drives.
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2. Server Installation
This chapter provides a quick setup checklist to get the SGI Altix XE310 operational.
Unpack the System
Inspect the shipping container that the SGI Altix XE310 was shipped in and note if it was
damaged in any way. If the server shows damage, file a damage claim with the carrier
who delivered it.
Decide on a suitable location for the rack that supports the weight, power requirements,
and environmental requirements of the SGI Altix XE310 server. It should be situated in a
clean, dust-free environment that is well ventilated. Avoid areas where heat, electrical
noise, and electromagnetic fields are generated. Place the server rack near a grounded
power outlet. Refer to “Warnings and Precautions” on page 10.
Prepare for Setup
The shipping container should include two sets of rail assemblies, two rail mounting
brackets and the mounting screws that you will use to install the system into a rack.
Read this section in its entirety before you begin the installation procedure.
Choose a Setup Location
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Leave enough clearance in front of the rack to enable you to open the front door
completely, approximately 25 in. (65 cm).
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Leave approximately 30 in. (76 cm) of clearance in the back of the rack to allow for
sufficient airflow and ease in servicing.
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Warnings and Precautions
Rack Precautions
Warning: The SGI Altix XE310 server weighs 40 lb (18 kg). Always use proper lifting
techniques when your move the server. Always get the assistance of another qualified
person when you install the sever in a location above your shoulders. Failure to do so
may result in serious personal injury or damage to the equipment.
Warning: Extend the leveling jacks on the bottom of the rack to the floor with the
full weight of the rack resting on them. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or
death.
Warning: Attach stabilizers to the rack in single rack installations. Failure to do so
can result in serious injury or death.
Warning: Couple racks together in multiple rack installations. Failure to do so can
result in serious injury or death.
Warning: Be sure the rack is stable before extending a component from the rack.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.
Warning: Extend only one component at a time. Extending two or more components
simultaneously may cause the rack to tip over and result in serious injury or death.
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Server Precautions
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Review the electrical and general safety precautions in Appendix E, “System
Safety.”
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Determine the placement of each component in the rack before you install the rails.
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Install the heaviest server components in the bottom of the rack first, and then work
up.
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Use a regulating uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect the server from
power surges and voltage spikes and to keep your system operating in case of a
power failure.
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Allow the hot plug SATA drives and power supply modules to cool before touching
them.
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Always keep the rack’s front door and all panels and components on the servers
closed when not servicing to maintain proper cooling.
Rack Mounting Considerations
Ambient Operating Temperature
If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the ambient operating temperature of
the rack environment may be greater than the ambient temperature of the room.
Therefore, consideration should be given to installing the equipment in an environment
compatible with the manufacturer’s maximum rated ambient temperature.
Reduced Airflow
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that the amount of airflow required for safe
operation is not compromised.
Mechanical Loading
Equipment should be mounted into a rack so that a hazardous condition does not arise
due to uneven mechanical loading.
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Circuit Overloading
Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the power supply
circuitry and the effect that any possible overloading of circuits might have on
overcurrent protection and power supply wiring. Appropriate consideration of
equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this concern.
Reliable Ground
A reliable ground must be maintained at all times. To ensure this, the rack itself should
be grounded. Particular attention should be given to power supply connections other
than the direct connections to the branch circuit (i.e. the use of power strips, etc.).
Install the System into a Rack
This section provides information on installing the SGI Altix XE310 into a rack unit with
the rack rails provided. If the system has already been mounted into a rack, refer to
“Check the Node Board Setup” on page 21. There are a variety of rack units on the
market, which may mean the assembly procedure will differ slightly. You should also
refer to the installation instructions that came with the rack unit you are using.
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Identify the Sections of the Rack Rails
You should have received two rack rail assemblies in the rack mounting kit. Each
assembly consists of two sections: an inner fixed chassis rail that secures directly to the
server chassis and an outer fixed rack rail that secures directly to the rack itself (refer to
Figure 2-1). Two pairs of short brackets to be used on the front side of the outer rails are
also included.
Install the Rails
Perform the following procedure to install the inner rails:
1.
If both the left and right side inner rails (refer to Figure 2-1) have been pre-attached
to the chassis, proceed to step 2 on page 14 to installed the outer rails.
Outer rail (attaches to rack)
Inner rail (pre-installed)
Locking tab
Figure 2-1
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Perform the following procedure to install the outer rails in the rack (refer to Figure 2-2
and Figure 2-3):
2. Measure the distance from the front to the rear of the rack rail.
3. Attach a short bracket to the front side of the right outer rail
4. Attach a long bracket to the rear side of the right outer rail.
5. Adjust both the short and long brackets to the proper distance so that the rail fits
snugly into the rack.
6. Secure the short bracket to the front side of the outer rail with two M4 screws.
7. Secure the long bracket to the rear side of the outer rail with three M4 screws.
8. Repeat these steps for the left outer rail.
Locking Tabs
Both chassis rails have a locking tab (refer to Figure 2-1 and Figure 2-2), which serves
two functions. The first is to lock the server into place when it is installed in the rack. The
second is to lock the server in place when it is fully extended from the rack. The locking
tab prevents the server from being removed from the rack accidentally when you pull it
out for service.
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2
1
2
1
Figure 2-2
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Install the Server in a Rack
Warning: The SGI Altix XE310 server weighs 40 lb (18 kg). Always use proper lifting
techniques when your move the server. Always get the assistance of another qualified
person when you install the sever in a location above your shoulders. Failure to do so
may result in serious personal injury or damage to the equipment.
You should now have rails attached to both the chassis and the rack unit. The next step
is to install the server into the rack (refer to Figure 2-3).
1.
Line up the rear of the chassis rails with the front of the rack rails.
2. Slide the chassis rails into the rack rails, keeping the pressure even on both sides
(you may have to depress the locking tabs when inserting).
3. When the server has been pushed completely into the rack, you should hear the
locking tabs “click.”
4. Install and tighten the thumbscrews that hold the front of the server to the rack.
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Figure 2-3
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Install the Server in a Third-party Rack
Warning: The SGI Altix XE310 server weighs 40 lb (18 kg). Always use proper lifting
techniques when your move the server. Always get the assistance of another qualified
person when you install the sever in a location above your shoulders. Failure to do so
may result in serious personal injury or damage to the equipment.
1.
Slide the server onto the outer rack rails (refer to Figure 2-4).
Figure 2-4
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2. Using three screws each, attach the outer rail assembly onto the right angle brackets.
Figure 2-5
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3. Install the right angle brackets onto the two-post rack, using two screws on each
end.
Figure 2-6
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Check the Node Board Setup
Use the following sections to open the top cover and check that each node board is
properly installed and all the connections have been made.
Access the Inside of the Chassis
Refer to Figure 2-7 when using the following procedure.
1.
Remove the screws that secure the system to the rack.
2. Grasp the two handles on either side and pull the system straight out until it locks
(you will hear a “click”).
3. Press the locking tabs to release the system from the rack and place it on a stable
ESD-safe work surface.
4. Remove the rack rails (Figure 2-2) from the chassis so that you can gain access to the
top cover screws.
5. Remove the four screws (two on the sides and two on the top) that secure the top
cover to the chassis.
6. Place your thumbs in the two rectangular recesses and push the cover away from
you (toward the rear of the chassis) until it stops.
7. Lift the top cover from the chassis to gain access to the inside of the server.
Note: To remove the system from the rack completely, depress the locking tabs in the
chassis rails (push the right-side tab down and the left-side tab up) to continue to pull
the system out past the locked position.
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2
1
2
1
Figure 2-7
Remove the Top Cover
Check the CPUs (processors)
You may have one or two processors installed on each node board. Each processor needs
its own heatsink. Refer to Chapter 4, “Advanced Node Board Setup,” for instructions on
how to install processors and heatsinks.
Check the System Memory
Your server system is shipped with system memory installed. Make sure all DIMMs are
fully seated in their slots. For details on adding system memory, refer to Chapter 4.
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Install Expansion PCIe Cards
You can install two expansion PCIe cards in the system. Refer to Chapter 4 for details on
installing PCIe expansion cards.
Check all Cable Connections and Airflow
Make sure all power and data cables are properly connected and not blocking the chassis
airflow. Refer to Chapter 4 for details on cable connections.
Check the Drive Bay Setup
Next, you should check to make sure the SATA drives and SATA backplane have been
properly installed and all connections have been made.
Check the SATA Drives
Depending upon your system configuration, your system may have one or more drives
installed. For detailed information about how to install SATA drives, refer to Chapter 5,
“Advanced Chassis Setup.”
Check the Airflow
Airflow is provided by six sets of 4-cm fans (each set of fans consists of two fans that are
mounted back to back). The system component layout was carefully designed to direct
sufficient airflow to cool the components that generate the most heat. Note that all power
and data cables have been routed in such a way that they do not block the airflow
generated by the fans. An air shroud is also installed to focus the airflow to areas where
the most heat is generated.
Supply Power to the System
If necessary, install the system in a rack (refer to “Install the System into a Rack” on
page 12), and connect the power cord from the power supply module into a power strip
or power distribution unit (PDU). The PDU offers protection from electrical noise and
power surges. SGI also recommends that you use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
source.
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Chapter 3
3. Controls and Indicators
This chapter describes the functions of the controls and indicators (light emitting diodes,
or LEDs) on the SGI Altix XE310 server. There are several LEDs on the two control panels
(refer to Figure 3-1) as well as others on the SATA drive carriers that inform you of the
overall system status, as well as the activity and status of specific components. There are
also two switches (buttons) on each control panel.
Note: The server has two control panels, one for each node board installed in the system.
This allows each node board to be controlled independently of the other.
Controls
There are two push-button switches located on each control panel: a reset switch and a
power on/off switch (refer to Figure 3-1).
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RESET: Press the reset button to reboot only the node board controlled by that
control panel.
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POWER: Press power button to apply or remove power only to the node board
controlled by that control panel. Pressing this button removes the main power but
keeps standby power supplied to the node board.
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Control panel: secondary serverboard
Control panel: primary serverboard
RESET
2
1
Power
RESET
Power LED
HDD activity LED
Overheat/Fan fail LED
NIC 2 activity LED
NIC 1 activity LED
Figure 3-1
Front Panel Controls and Indicators
Indicators
Each control panel is located on the front of the SGI Altix XE310 system and has five LED
indicators (refer to Figure 3-1). Each LED provides you with critical information related
to its own specific node board.
The following items explain the node board LED indicators and the corrective action that
you should take when the LED illuminates:
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Overheat/Fan fail: When the Overheat/Fan Fail LED flashes, it indicates that a fan
has failed. When the Overheat/Fan Fail LED is on continuously, it indicates that an
overheat condition has occurred, which may be caused by cables obstructing the
airflow in the system or the ambient room temperature being too warm.
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Indicators
Note: Check the routing of the cables and make sure all fans are present and
operating normally. Check that the chassis covers are installed properly.
Verify that the processor heatsinks are installed properly (refer to Chapter 4). Verify
that the overhead/fan fail LED remains flashing. It will remain flashing as long as
the overheated or fan fail condition exists.
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NIC2: Indicates network activity on LAN2 when flashing.
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NIC1: Indicates network activity on LAN1 when flashing.
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HDD: Channel activity for the hard disk drive (HDD). This light indicates SATA
drive activity on the node board when flashing.
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Power: Indicates power is being supplied to the system’s power supply unit. This
LED should normally be illuminated when the system is operating.
SATA Drive Carrier Indicators
Each SATA drive carrier has two LED indicators.
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Green
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When illuminated, the green LED on the front of the SATA drive carrier
indicates drive activity. A connection to the SATA backplane enables this LED
to blink on and off when that particular drive is being accessed.
Red
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The red LED indicates two states. When blinking, it indicates the drive is
rebuilding. When solid, it indicates a drive failure.
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If a SATA drive fails, you should be notified by your system management
software. Refer to Chapter 5 for instructions about how to replace a failed SATA
disk drive.
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Chapter 4
4. Advanced Node Board Setup
This chapter includes procedures to install a node board into the SGI Altix XE310 chassis,
connect the data and power cables, and install expansion cards. All node board jumpers
and connections are also discussed.
A layout and quick reference chart is included in this chapter for your reference.
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Caution: Install the chassis cover after you have completed accessing the components
inside the server to maintain proper airflow and cooling for the system.
Handling the Node Board
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Caution: Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage electrostatic-sensitive devices inside
the SGI Altix XE310 server. Use the ESD precautions described below when you handle
printed circuit boards or other components in the system. To prevent the node board
from bending, keep one hand under the center of the board to support it when handling
it. The following measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from
electric static discharge.
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ESD Precautions
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Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent electrostatic discharge.
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Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic bag.
•
Handle each printed circuit board (PCB) by the edges; do not touch the components,
peripheral chips, memory modules, or gold contacts on the PCB.
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching the pins.
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Place the node board, expansion PCI cards, or other boards and components into
antistatic bags when not in use.
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Make sure your computer chassis provides a conductive path between the power
supply, the case, the mounting fasteners, and the node board to chassis ground.
Unpacking
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Caution: The node board is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid electrostatic
discharge damage. Be sure to use ESD precautions when you unpack replacement
components for the SGI Altix XE310 server. Failure to do so can result in damage to the
equipment.
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Node Board Installation
This section explains how to mount the node board into the SGI Altix XE310 chassis. To
remove the node board, follow this procedure in reverse order.
1.
Access the inside of the system (refer to Figure 4-1):
a.
Remove the rack rails so that you can gain access to the top cover screws.
b.
The top cover of the chassis is secured with four screws: two at the top rear of
the cover and one on each side lip, also near the back. Remove all four screws,
then place both thumbs in the indentations and push the cover back until it
slides off. You can then lift the top cover from the chassis to gain full access to
the inside of the server.
Note: If already installed in a rack, you must first release the retention screws that
secure the unit to the rack. Then grasp the two handles on either side and pull the
unit straight out until the rails lock into place.)
2
1
2
1
Figure 4-1
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2. Check compatibility of node board ports and I/O shield:
Note: Make sure that the I/O ports on the node boards align properly with their
respective holes in the I/O shield on the back of the SGI Altix XE310 chassis.
3. Remove the PCI card riser card and bracket.
4. Mount the node board onto the node board tray:
a.
Carefully mount the node boards by aligning the board holes with the raised
metal standoffs that are visible in the chassis (refer to Figure 4-2).
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b.
Caution: Do not overtighten the screws in step b. Overtightening the
screws will damage the equipment.
Install 5 screws into all the mounting holes on the node board that line up with
the standoffs and tighten until snug. The metal screws provide an electrical
contact to the node board ground to provide a continuous ground for the
system.
5. Install the PCI riser card and bracket.
Connect the Power Cables
A node board has two 20-pin ATX power supply connectors (refer to Figure 4-2) that can
be connected to the ATX power supply. Only one of these connectors is used when the
node board is installed in the chassis. Each node board also provide a 4-pin auxiliary
power connector used to connect disk drive power to the SATA backplane.
For the primary node board (installed on the left side of the chassis):
1.
Connect the power cable to the primary ATX power header on the right side of the
node board.
2. Connect the auxiliary power cable to the power connector on left side of the SATA
backplane.
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For the secondary node board (installed on the right side of the chassis):
1.
Connect the power cable to the secondary ATX power header on the left side of the
node board.
2. Connect the auxiliary power cable to the power connector on right side of the SATA
backplane.
5 screws
Secondard node board
power connector
Secondard node board
auxiliary power connector
for SATA backplane
SATA connectors
Fan connectors
2
1
Primary node board
power connector
2
1
Primary node board
auxiliary power connector
for SATA backplane
Figure 4-2
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Connecting the Control Panel
The JF1 connector (refer to Figure 4-3) contains header pins for various front control
panel connectors, switches, and LED indicators.
All of the JF1 connector wires are bundled into a single ribbon cable to simplify this
connection. Make sure the red wire plugs into pin 1 as marked on the board. The other
end connects to the control panel PCB, located just behind the system status LEDs on the
chassis.
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Ground
NMI
x (Key)
x (Key)
Power On LED
Vcc 5V Stby
IDE/SATA LED
Vcc 3V
NIC1 LED
Vcc 3V Stby
NIC2 LED
Vcc 3V Stby
OH/Fan Fail LED
Vcc 3V
Reserved
Reserved
Ground
Reset (Button)
Ground
Power (Button)
2
Figure 4-3
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I/O Ports
I/O Ports
The I/O ports are color coded. Figure 4-4 shows the color and location of the various
I/O ports on the I/O panel.
USB 0/1 Ports
LAN 1
LAN 2
Figure 4-4
COM2 Port
(Turquiose)
VGA Port
(Blue)
InfiniBand Port
I/O Port Locations
Processor and Heatsink Installation
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Caution: When handling the processor, avoid placing direct pressure on the label area
of the fan.
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Caution: Do not place the node board on a conductive surface. A conductive surface can
damage the BIOS battery and prevent the system from booting. Always place the node
board on an ESD-safe worksurface.
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Caution: Always disconnect the power before adding, removing or changing any
hardware components. Make sure that you install the processor into the CPU socket
before you install the heatsink and fan. The node board can support either one or two
processors. If installing one processor only, install it into CPU socket #1.
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Note: SGI’s replacement Xeon CPU package contains a heatsink assembly. Make sure
that the black pick-and-place (PnP) cap is in place; otherwise, contact the SGI
immediately.
Important!: When you install only a single CPU on each node board, install the single
CPU in socket 2 (refer to Figure 4-9 on page 46) on both node boards. Install the air
shroud in accordance with “Install or Remove the Air Shroud” on page 45.
Install a Processor
Note: A black pick-and-place (PnP) cap is attached to the load plate to protect the CPU
socket.
1.
Press the load lever down and away from the retention clasp to release the load
plate from its locked position.
Load Lever
PnP cap
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2. Gently lift the load lever to open the load plate.
Load plate
released
3. Use your thumb and your index finger to hold the CPU at opposite sides.
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4. Align pin 1 of the CPU (the corner marked with a triangle) with the notched corner
of the CPU socket.
!
Caution: In step 5, do not drop the CPU on the socket, do not move the CPU
horizontally or vertically, and do not rub the CPU against any surface or any of
the contacts, which may damage the CPU and/or contacts.
5. Once aligned, carefully lower the CPU straight down into the socket.
6. Find the corner of the CPU that has a semi-circle cutout below a gold dot (CPU key).
This corner should be aligned with the cutout on the socket (socket key).
Gold dot
Socket key
CPU key
CPU pin 1
Notched corner
7. With the CPU in the socket, inspect the four corners of the CPU to make sure that it
is properly installed.
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8. Use your thumb to gently push the load lever down until it snaps into the retention
clasp.
Load lever
9. If the CPU is properly installed into the socket, the PnP cap is automatically released
from the load plate when the lever locks.
!
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shipped with the PnP cap properly installed to protect the CPU socket. Shipment
without the PnP cap properly installed may void the warranty.
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10. Remove the PnP cap.
PnP cap released
from load plate
11. Repeat these steps to install a second CPU if desired.
Install a Heatsink
1.
Do not apply thermal interface material (TIM) to the heatsink or the CPU die; the
required amount of TIM is applied at the factory.
!
Caution: Use caution when you unpack the heat sink so you do not damage the
TIM.
2. Place the heatsink on top of the CPU so that the four mounting holes are aligned
with those on the (preinstalled) heatsink retention mechanism.
!
Caution: Do not tighten the screws in step 3 or you may damage the CPU.
3. Install two screws (screw 1 and screw 2, shown in Figure 4-5) and tighten until just
snug.
!
Caution: Do not overtighten tighten the screws in step 4 or you may damage the
CPU.
4. Install the two remaining screws (screw 3 and screw 4, shown in Figure 4-5); then,
gently tighten all four screws.
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Screw (2)
Screw (3)
Screw (4)
Screw (1)
Figure 4-5
Install a CPU Heatsink
Remove the Heatsink
SGI does not recommend that the CPU or the heatsink be removed from the node board.
However, if you do need to remove the heatsink, use the instructions below to prevent
damage to the CPU or the CPU socket.
1.
Unscrew and remove the heatsink screws from the node board in the sequence as
shown in Figure 4-5.
!
Caution: Do not use excessive force when loosening the heatsink. Using
excessive force can damage the heatsink, CPU, or node board.
2. Grasp the heatsink and gently loosen it from the CPU.
3. When the heatsink is loose, remove it from the CPU.
4. Clean the surface of the CPU and the heatsink to remove the old thermal grease.
5. Apply a small amount of thermal interface material (TIM) on the surface of the CPU
before you install the heatsink.
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Install Memory
!
Caution: Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM modules to prevent
damage to the node board or DIMM module.
The node board provides eight 240-pin DIMM sockets that can support up to 32 GB of
error correction code (ECC) fully buffered DIMM (FBD) DDR2-667/533 SDRAM (for a
total of 64 GB in the system). The memory scheme is interleaved, so you must always add
memory to two memory DIMM slots. Table 4-1 lists how to optimize your DIMM
installation. Figure 4-9 shows the DIMM slot designations and bank locations on the
node board.
Install DIMMs
Align the DIMM so that the notch along the bottom of the DIMM module (refer to
Figure 4-6 and Figure 4-7) aligns with the notch in the DIMM slot. Insert DIMMs
vertically and gently press down on the DIMM until it snaps into place.
Note: Refer to “Install or Remove the Air Shroud” on page 45 for a procedure on how to
remove and install the air shrouds.
An “X” in the slot number (refer to Table 4-1) indicates that a DIMM slot is populated;
“----” indicates a DIMM slot is not populated. Both FBD 533 MHz and 667 MHz DIMMs
are supported, however, you need to use memory modules of the same speed and of the
same type. Interleaved memory is supported only when pairs of DIMMs are installed in
both Bank 1 and Bank 2.
Note: The node board memory controller supports memory mirroring to prevent data
loss in case of DIMM failure. The system maintains two copies of all the data in memory;
therefore, a mirrored system uses only half of the installed DIMMs. If a DIMM fails, the
system recovers the second copy of data from the mirrored DIMM in the opposite
channel. If both the primary and the mirrored copy of the data become corrupt, the
system will fail. Configure memory mirroring with the Memory Branch Mode BIOS
setting (refer to “Memory Branch Mode” on page 101.
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Release
Tab
Note: Align notch in
DIMM with notch in
DIMM slot
Release
Tab
Top View of DIMM Slot
Figure 4-6
Install DIMMs
Table 4-1 lists the order in which you should install DIMMs to optimize your memory
configuration. Figure 4-9 shows the DIMM slot designations and bank locations on the
node board.
Table 4-1
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Bank 1
Bank 2
Bank 3
Bank 4
Number of
DIMMs
Slot A
Slot B
Slot A
Slot B
Slot A
Slot B
Slot A
Slot B
2 DIMMs
X
----
X
----
----
----
----
----
4 DIMMs
X
----
X
----
X
----
X
----
6 DIMMs
X
X
X
X
X
----
X
----
8 DIMMs
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Figure 4-7
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Install or Remove the Air Shroud
Install or Remove the Air Shroud
1.
Position each air shrouds as shown in Figure 4-8.
2. Gently place the air shrouds over the node boards and just over the fan assemblies.
3. Slide the air shroud towards the rear of the chassis making sure the L-tabs lock
beneath the heat sink ribs.
4. Position the front tab between the fan tray and 20-pin ATX power connector.
5. Press down on the front of the air shroud to secure it to the fan assemblies.
Air shroud
L-tab
Front tab
2
1
Heatsink rib
2
1
Figure 4-8
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Node Board Component Locations
LAN1
LE2
LE3
USB0/1
COM2
VGA
LAN2
InfiniBand
BIOS
JPG1
JWOL
Battery
SIMSO
PCI-Express x8
ATI
ES1000
Speaker
JP1
JP7
JBT1
JWOR
J18
JI2C1
JI2C1
SGPIO
JPL1
SATA3 SATA1
DIMM 4A (bank 4)
DIMM 4B (bank 4)
DIMM 3A (bank 3)
DIMM 3B (bank 3)
JOH1
DIMM 2B (bank 2)
JL1
DIMM 2A (bank 2)
DIMM 1A (bank 1)
ESB2
JUSB2
DIMM 1B (bank 1)
SATA2 SATA0
JPL2
South Bridge
North Bridge
5000P
LE1
JWD
JF1
CPU2
CPU1
Fan1/2
ATX Power 1
J17
Figure 4-9
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Primaru
ATX power header
Fan3/4
Fan5/6
Fan7/8
JP10
ATX power 2
Secondary
ATX power header
Node Board Component Locations
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Add PCIe Expansion Cards
The SGI Altix XE310 includes two preinstalled riser boards in the 1U rackmount chassis
(refer to Figure 4-10). These riser cards support two low-profile PCIe x8 cards.
Note: Use only SGI approved PCIe x8 cards in the SGI Altix XE310 server.
Install a PCIe Expansion Card
Perform the following steps to install a PCIe expansion card:
1.
Remove the to cover in accordance with “Access the Inside of the Chassis” on
page 21.
2. Remove the air shrouds in accordance with “Install or Remove the Air Shroud” on
page 45.
3. Remove the PCIe slot EMI shield on the chassis by releasing the locking tab.
4. Insert the expansion PCIe card into the riser card and slide the bracket under the
tab.
5. Secure the PCIe expansion card with the locking tab.
6. Install the air shrouds in accordance with “Install or Remove the Air Shroud” on
page 45.
7. Install the top cover in accordance with “Access the Inside of the Chassis” on
page 21.
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PCI riser board
Bracket
PCI expansion card
Figure 4-10
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Node Board Jumpers and Connectors
Node Board Jumpers and Connectors
Refer to Figure 4-9 when using Table 4-2, Table 4-3 and Table 4-4.
Table 4-2
Node Board Default Jumper Settings
Jumper
Description
JBT1
CMOS Clear
Refer to “CMOS Memory
Clear (JBT1)” on page 63.
JI2C1/JI2C2
I2C to PCIe Slot
Open (Disabled)
JPG1
VGA Enable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPL1/ JPL2
LAN1/LAN2 Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JWD
Watch Dog
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
IB, JIB, JWOL, JWOR,
JP1,JP7,J18,SGPIO
N/A
No connection
Table 4-3
Node Board Connector Descriptions
Connector
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Description
ATX Power 1 a
20-Pin ATX PWR Connector (for Primary Board)
ATX Power 2
20-Pin ATX PWR Connector (for Secondary Board)
COM2
COM2 Serial Port Connector
FAN 1/2 - 7/8
Chassis and CPU Fan Connectors
InfiniBand
InfiniBand Connector
J17
System Management Power (I2C) Connector
J18
System Management Bus Connector
JF1
Front Control Panel Connector
JL1
Chassis Intrusion Connector (not used)
JOH1
Overheat LED Connector
JPI2C
System Management Power (I2C) Connector
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Table 4-3
Node Board Connector Descriptions (continued)
Connector
Description
JP10
4-pin Auxiliary Power Connector (for HDDs)
JWOL
Wake-on-LAN Connector
JWOR
Wake-on-Ring Connector
LAN1/2
Gigabit Ethernet Ports
SATA0 – SATA3
Intel SATA 0 – 3 Ports
SGPIO
Serial ATA General Purpose Input/Output Connector
SIMSO IPMI
SIMSO IPMI Socket
USB0/1
USB0/1 Ports
a. The Primary ATX Power Header is used to supply power to the primary node board and the Secondary ATX
Power Header is used to supply power to the secondary node board. Connect the power supply to only one
of these on both boards (primary is the left node board and secondary is the right node board when viewed
from front of server).
Table 4-4
Node Board LED Descriptions
LED Indicator
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Description
LE1
Onboard Power LED Indicator
LE2
InfiniBand Link LED (green)
LE3
InfiniBand Activity LED (yellow)
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Node Board Connector Pin Definitions
Use Table 4-5 to locate the page number for the node board connector or jumper.
Table 4-5
Node Board Connector Pin Definitions
Connector Description
ATX Power Connector Pin Definitions
Page
page 52
Connector Name
Page
ATX Power 1/2 page 52
Auxiliary Power Connector Pin Definitions (JP10) page 52
COM2
Chassis Intrusion Pin Definitions (JL1)
page 56
Fan1/2 - Fan7/8 page 56
page 59
Fan Header Pin Definitions (Fan1/2 - Fan7/8)
page 56
J17
page 60
HDD LED Pin Definitions (JF1)
page 54
J18
page 61
Ethernet Ports (LAN1/LAN2)
page 58
JF1
page 53 – page 55
NIC2 LED Pin Definitions (JF1)
page 54
JL1
page 56
NIC1 LED Pin Definitions
page 54
JP10
page 52
NMI Button Pin Definitions (JF1)
page 55
JWOL
page 58
Overheat/Fan Fail LED Pin Definitions (JF1)
page 53
JWOR
page 59
Power On LED Pin Definitions (JF1)
page 55
LAN1/LAN2
page 60
PW_ON Switch Pin Definitions (JF1)
page 53
SGPIO
page 58
Reset Switch Pin Definitions (JF1)
page 53
Serial Port Pin Definitions (COM2)
page 59
Serial General Purpose I/O Connector Pin
Definitions (SGPIO)
page 60
SMB Power Connector Pin Definitions (J17)
page 60
SMB Header Pin Definitions (J18)
page 61
Wake on LAN Connector Pin Definitions (JWOL) page 58
Wake on Ring Connector Pin Definitions
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ATX Power Connector Pin Definitions
Table 4-6
ATX Power Connector Pin Definitions
ATX Power 20-pin Connector Pin Definitions
ATX Power 1/2
Notes
The main ATX power supply connectors on the
node board meet the SSI (Superset ATX) 24-pin
specification.
Note: Only one of the two ATX power connectors
from each node board should be connected to the
power supply.
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
11
PS On
1
Ground
12
5VSB
2
Ground
13
Ground
3
Ground
14
Ground
4
Ground
15
Ground
5
Ground
16
NC2
6
NC1
17
12V
7
12V
18
12V
8
12V
19
12V
9
12V
20
12V
10
12V
Auxiliary Power Connector Pin Definitions (JP10)
Table 4-7
Auxiliary Power Connector Pin Definitions (JP10)
Auxiliary Power Pin Definitions
JP10
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Notes
Pin#
Definition
A 4-pin 12V auxiliary power connector is included
to provide power to hard drive disks.
1
+12V
2
Ground
3
Ground
4
+5V
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PW_ON Switch Pin Definitions (JF1)
Table 4-8
PW_ON Switch Pin Definitions (JF1)
PW_ON Button Pin Definitions
JF1
Notes
Pin#
Definition
The PW_ON connector is on pins 1 and 2 of JF1 (refer to
Figure 4-14 on page 66). This header should be connected to
the chassis power button.
1
PW_ON
2
Ground
Reset Switch Pin Definitions (JF1)
Table 4-9
Reset Switch Pin Definitions (JF1)
Reset Button Pin Definitions
JF1
Notes
Pin#
Definition
The reset connector is located on pins 3 and 4 of JF1 (refer to
Figure 4-14 on page 66) and attaches to the reset switch on
the computer chassis.
3
Reset
4
Ground
Overheat/Fan Pin Definitions (JF1)
Table 4-10
Overheat/Fan Fail LED Pin Definitions (JF1)
OH/Fan Fail LED Pin Definitions
JF1
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Pin#
Definition
The overheat (OH) fan fail LED connection is on pins 7 and
8 of JF1(refer to Figure 4-14 on page 66), which provides
advanced warning of chassis overheating.
7
Vcc
8
Ground
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NIC2 LED Pin Definitions (JF1)
Table 4-11
NIC2 LED Pin Definitions (JF1)
NIC2 LED Pin Definitions
JF1
Notes
Pin#
Definition
The NIC2 LED connection (LAN2) is on pins 9 and 10 of JF1
(refer to Figure 4-14 on page 66) and displays network
activity on LAN 2.
9
Vcc
10
Ground
NIC1 LED Pin Definitions (JF1)
Table 4-12
NIC1 LED Pin Definitions
NIC2 LED Pin Definitions
JF1
Notes
Pin#
Definition
The NIC1 LED connection is on pins 11 and 12 of JF1 (refer
to Figure 4-14 on page 66) and displays network activity on
LAN 1.
11
Vcc
12
Ground
HDD LED Pin Definitions (JF1)
Table 4-13
HDD LED Pin Definitions (JF1)
HDD LED Pin Definitions
JF1
54
Notes
Pin#
Definition
The HDD LED connection is located on pins 13 and 14 of JF1
(refer to Figure 4-14 on page 66). Attach the hard drive LED
cable here to display disk activity (for any disk drives in the
system, including SAS, serial ATA and IDE disk drives).
13
Vcc
14
HD Active
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Power On LED Pin Definitions (JF1)
Table 4-14
Power On LED Pin Definitions (JF1)
Power On LED Pin Definitions
JF1
Notes
Pin#
Definition
The Power On LED connector is located on pins 15 and 16
of JF1. Use this connection is used to indicate that power is
supplied to the system.
15
5V Standby
16
Control
NMI Switch Pin Definitions (JF1)
Table 4-15
NMI Button Pin Definitions (JF1)
Power On LED Pin Definitions
JF1
Notes
The non-maskable interrupt button header is located on
pins 19 and 20 of JF1.
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Definition
19
Vcc
20
Ground
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Fan Connector Pin Definitions (Fan1/2 - Fan7/8)
Table 4-16
Fan Header Pin Definitions (Fan1/2 - Fan7/8)
Fan Header Pin Definitions
Fan1/2 - Fan7/8
Notes
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
The node board has four 6-pin proprietary
fan headers. Each fan header supports two
3-pin fans.
1
PWR
(DC Speed CTRL)
4
Ground
2
Tachometer for
Fan 1/3/5
5
Tachometer for
Fan 2/4/6
3
Ground
6
PWR
(DC Speed CTRL)
Note: The onboard fan speed is controlled
by the CPU die temperature.
Definition
Chassis Intrusion Connector Pin Definitions (JL1)
Table 4-17
Chassis Intrusion Pin Definitions (JL1)
Chassis Intrusion Pin Definitions
JL1
56
Notes
Pin#
Definition
The Chassis Intrusion connector is designated JL1 (refer to
Figure 4-13 on page 65).
1
Intrusion Input
2
Ground
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USB Connector Pin Definitions (USB0/USB1)
Table 4-18
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Pin Definitions
USB Ports
USB0/1
Notes
Pin#
There are two Universal Serial Bus ports located on the I/O
panel and two additional USB headers located on the node
board. The headers, labeled USB2 and USB3, can be used to
provide front side USB access (cables not included).
Definition
1
+5V
2
PO-
3
PO+
4
Ground
5
N/A
USB Headers
USB1, USB2
USB3/5
USB2/4
Pin# Definition Pin# Definition
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+5V
1
+5V
2
PO-
2
PO-
3
PO+
3
PO+
4
Ground
4
Ground
5
Key
5
NC
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Ethernet Port (LAN1/LAN2)
Table 4-19
Ethernet Ports (LAN1/LAN2)
Ethernet Ports
LAN1/LAN2
Notes
Two gigabit Ethernet ports (designated LAN1 and LAN2) are
located on the I/O panel. These ports accept RJ45 type cables.
Wake on LAN Connector Pin Definitions (JWOL)
Table 4-20
Wake on LAN Connector Pin Definitions (JWOL)
Wake-On-LAN Pin Definitions
JWOL
58
Notes
Pin#
Definition
The Wake-On-LAN (JWOL) connector (refer to Figure 4-12)
enables the wake-on-LAN feature. You must enable the
LAN Wake-Up setting in BIOS and also have a LAN card with
a wake-on-LAN connector and cable installed to use this
feature.
1
+5V Standby
2
Ground
3
Wake-up
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Wake on Ring Connector Pin Definitions (JWOR)
Table 4-21
Wake on Ring Connector Pin Definitions
Wake-On-Ring Pin Definitions
JWOR
Notes
Pin#
Definition
The Wake-On-Ring connector (JWOR) connector (refer to
Figure 4-12) enables the system to receive and be “awakened”
by an incoming call when in the suspend state. You must also
have the WOR card and cable installed to use this feature.
1
Ground (Black)
2
Wake-up
Serial Port Pin Definitions (COM2)
Table 4-22
Serial Port Pin Definitions (COM2)
Serial Port Pin Definitions
COM2
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Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
One serial port is included on the node
board: COM2 is a port located beside the
VGA port.
1
DCD
6
DSR
2
RXD
7
RTS
3
TXD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
Ground
10
NC
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Serial General Purpose I/O Connector Pin Definitions (SGPIO)
Table 4-23
Serial General Purpose I/O Connector Pin Definitions (SGPIO)
SGPIO Headers Pin Definitions
SGPIO
Notes
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
The Serial General Purpose Input/Output
(SGPIO) connector (refer to Figure 4-12)
is used to communicate with the system
monitoring circuitry and monitor SATA
activity.
1
NC
2
NC
3
Ground
4
DATA Out
5
Load
6
Ground
7
Clock
8
NC
System Management Bus Power Connector Pin Definitions (J17)
Table 4-24
SMB Power Connector Pin Definitions (J17)
SMB Power (I2C) Pin Definitions
J17
60
Notes
Pin#
Definition
The system management bus (SMB) power connector (J17) is
used to support the I2C bus.
1
Clock
2
Data
3
Power Fail
4
Ground
5
+3.3V
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System Management Bus Connector Pin Definitions (J18)
Table 4-25
SMB Header Pin Definitions (J18)
SMB Header Pin Definitions
J18
Notes
Pin#
Definition
A SMB bus connector (J18) monitors the status of the system’s
power supply, fan speed, and temperature (refer to
Figure 4-12 on page 63).
1
Data
2
Ground
3
Clock
4
NC
Node Board Jumper Settings
Table 4-26
Node Board Jumper Descriptions
Connector Description
CMOS Memory Clear (JBT1)
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Jumper Name
Page
page 63
JBT1
page 63
I2C to PCIe Slot Jumper Settings (JPI2C1/JPI2C2) page 64
JPG1
page 64
LAN1/LAN2 Jumper Settings (JPL1/JPL2)
page 65
JPI2C1/JPI2C2
page 64
VGA Jumper Settings (JPG1)
page 64
JPL1/JPL2
page 65
Watch Dog Timer Jumper Settings (JWD)
page 66
JWD
page 66
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Explanation of Jumper Settings
To modify the operation of the node board, jumpers (refer to Figure 4-11) can be used to
choose between optional settings. Jumpers create shorts between two pins to change
specific functions or features on the node board. Pin 1 is identified with a square solder
pad on the printed circuit board. Refer to Figure 4-9 on page 46 for jumper locations.
Note: On a two-pin jumper, “Closed” means the jumper is on both pins and “Open”
means the jumper is either on only one pin or completely removed.
Connector
Pins
3 2 1
Jumper
3
2
1
Setting
Figure 4-11
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Explanation of Jumper Pins
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CMOS Memory Clear (JBT1)
Jumper pad JBT1 (refer to Figure 4-12) is used to clear CMOS memory (which also clears
passwords). Instead of pins, this jumper consists of contact pads to prevent you from
accidentally clearing the contents of CMOS memory. To clear CMOS memory:
1.
Power down the system and unplug the power cord(s).
Caution: Do not use the PW_ON connector to clear CMOS memory. Using the
PW_ON connector may damage the equipment.
!
2. Short the JBT1 pads with a metal object such as a small screwdriver.
3. Remove the screwdriver (or shorting device).
4. Reconnect the power cord(s) and power on the system.
USB0/1
COM2
LE3 LE2
LAN1
VGA
LAN2
InfiniBand
BIOS
JP1
JP7
JWOL
JWOR
Battery
JBT1
J18
JI2C1
JI2C2
SGPIO
JPL1
DIMM 4A (Bank4)
DIMM 4B (Bank4)
DIMM 3A (Bank3)
DIMM 2A (Bank2)
JOH1
DIMM 3B (Bank3)
JL1
DIMM 2B (Bank2)
JUSB2
DIMM 1B (Bank1)
ESB2
DIMM 1A (Bank1)
SATA2 SATA0
SATA3 SATA1
JPL2
South Bridge
North Bridge
5000P
LE1
JWD
PCI-Express x8
JPG1
SIMSO
PCI-Express x8
ATI
ES1000
Speaker
A
ES1
Speaker
JPG1
JWOL
JWOR
Battery
JP1
JP7
JBT1
JF1
CPU2
CPU1
Fan1/2
ATX Power 1
Fan3/4
Fan5/6
Fan7/8
JP10
ATX Power 2
Primary
ATX Power
Header
Secondary
ATX Power
Header
J17
J18
JI2C1
JI2C2
SGPIO
J
Figure 4-12
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VGA Jumper Settings (JPG1)
Table 4-27
VGA Jumper Settings (JPG1)
VGA Enable/Disable Jumper Settings
JPG1
Notes
Jumper
Definition
Jumper JPG1 (refer to Figure 4-12) enables or disables the
VGA port. The default position is pins 1 and 2 jumpered,
which enables VGA port.
1-2
Enabled
2-3
Disabled
I2C to PCIe Slot Jumper Settings (JPI2C1/JPI2C2)
Table 4-28
I2C to PCIe Slot Jumper Settings
I2C to PCIe Slot Jumper Settings
JPI2C1/JPI2C2
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Notes
Jumper
Definition
Jumpers JI2C1 and JI2C2 (refer to Figure 4-12) enable
or disable I2C bus communication with the PCIe slot.
Always set both jumpers to the same setting. If
enabled, both jumpers must be enabled. If disabled,
both jumpers must be disabled.
Closed
Enabled
Open
Disabled
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LAN1/LAN2 Jumper Settings (JPL1/JPL2)
Table 4-29
LAN1/LAN2 Jumper Settings (JPL1/JPL2)
LAN1/LAN2 Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
JPL1/JPL2
Notes
Jumper
Definition
Jumper JPL1 (refer to Figure 4-13) enables or disables the
LAN1 port and JPL2 to enable or disable the LAN2 port
on the node board. The default setting is enabled.
1-2
Enabled
2-3
Disabled
JI2C2
SGPIO
JPL1
JP1
JP7
JWOL
JWOR
SIMSO
PCI-Express x8
JPG1
Battery
JBT1
DIMM 4A (Bank4)
DIMM 4B (Bank4)
DIMM 3A (Bank3)
DIMM 2A (Bank2)
DIMM 3B (Bank3)
DIMM 2B (Bank2)
JOH1
DIMM 1B (Bank1)
JL1
DIMM 1A (Bank1)
ESB2
ESB2
JUSB2
North Bridge
5000P
LE1
JWD
JL1
JF1
CPU1
Fan1/2
ATX Power 1
Fan3/4
Fan5/6
Fan7/8
JP10
ATX Power 2
Primary
ATX Power
Header
Secondary
ATX Power
Header
JOH1
CPU2
DIMM 2A (Bank2)
SATA3 SATA1
SATA2 SATA0
JPL2
South Bridge
JUSB2
South Bridge
DIMM 1B (Bank1)
JPL1
JPL2
DIMM 1A (Bank1)
J18
JI2C1
JI2C2
SGPIO
SATA3 SATA1
BIOS
ATI
ES1000
Speaker
SATA2 SATA0
USB0/1
COM2
LE3 LE2
LAN1
VGA
LAN2
InfiniBand
J17
North Bridge
Figure 4-13
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Watch Dog Timer Jumper Settings (JWD)
Users must write their own application software to disable the watch dog timer when it
is enabled.
Table 4-30
Watch Dog Timer Jumper Settings (JWD)
Watch Dog Jumper Settings
JWD
Notes
Jumper
Jumper JWD (refer to Figure 4-14) enables or disables the watch dog
timer, a system monitor that takes action when a software application
freezes or hangs. Jumping pins 1-2 causes the watch dog timer to
reboot the system if a program freezes. Jumping pins 2-3 generates a
non-maskable interrupt for the program that has frozen. The
watch dog timer must also be enabled in BIOS.
Pins 1-2
Reset
Pins 2-3
NMI
Disabled
e
USB0/1
COM2
LE3 LE2
LAN1
VGA
LAN2
InfiniBand
Open
Definition
BIOS
JPG1
SIMSO
PCI-Express x8
ATI
ES1000
Speaker
JP1
JP7
JWOL
JWOR
Battery
JBT1
J18
JI2C1
JI2C2
SGPIO
LE1
JPL1
SATA3 SATA1
JWD
DIMM 4A (Bank4)
DIMM 4B (Bank4)
DIMM 3A (Bank3)
DIMM 2A (Bank2)
JOH1
DIMM 3B (Bank3)
JL1
DIMM 1A (Bank1)
JUSB2
DIMM 2B (Bank2)
ESB2
DIMM 1B (Bank1)
SATA2 SATA0
JPL2
South Bridge
North Bridge
5000P
JF1
LE1
JWD
JF1
CPU2
CPU1
Fan1/2
ATX Power 1
Fan3/4
JP10
Fan5/6
Fan7/8
ATX Power 2
Primary
ATX Power
Header
Secondary
ATX Power
Header
J17
CPU1
Figure 4-14
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Watch Dog Timer Jumper Location (JWD)
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Node Board LED Descriptions
LAN1 and LAN2 (Ethernet Ports)
Table 4-31
LAN1 and LAN 2 LED Descriptions
LAN LED Speed Indicators
LAN1/LAN2
Notes
LED Color
Description
The Ethernet ports (located beside the serial COM2
port) have two LEDs. On each Gigabit LAN port, one
LED indicates activity when blinking while the other
LED may be green, amber, or off to indicate the
speed of the connection.
Off
10 MHz
Green
100 MHz
Amber
1 GHz
Power LED (LE1)
Table 4-32
Power LED Description (LE1)
Power LED
LE1
Notes
The Onboard Power LED (LE1) is located
near connector JF1 (refer to Figure 4-14 on
page 66). When the LED is green and
flashing, power is connected.
LED Color
Green (solid)
Power is on and system is on
Green (flashing) Power in standby, power cable
connected, or system is off
Off
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Power off or power cable not
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USB0/1
COM2
LE3 LE2
LAN1
VGA
LAN2
InfiniBand
BIOS
JPG1
JP1
JP7
JWOL
JWOR
SIMSO
PCI-Express x8
ATI
ES1000
Speaker
Battery
JBT1
J18
JI2C1
JI2C2
SGPIO
JPL1
DIMM 4B (Bank4)
DIMM 4A (Bank4)
DIMM 3A (Bank3)
DIMM 2A (Bank2)
JOH1
DIMM 1A (Bank1)
JL1
DIMM 3B (Bank3)
JUSB2
DIMM 2B (Bank2)
ESB2
DIMM 1B (Bank1)
SATA2 SATA0
SATA3 SATA1
JPL2
South Bridge
LE1
JWD
North Bridge
5000P
LE1
JWD
JF1
JF1
CPU2
CPU1
Fan1/2
ATX Power 1
Fan3/4
JP10
Fan5/6
Fan7/8
ATX Power 2
Primary
ATX Power
Header
Secondary
ATX Power
Header
J17
CPU1
Figure 4-15
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InfiniBand Link LED Location (LE1)
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InfiniBand Link/Activity LEDs (LE2/LE3)
Table 4-33
InfiniBand Link/Activity LED Descriptions (LE2/LE3)
InfiniBand Link/Activity LEDs
LE2/LE3
Notes
LED Color
Two InfiniBand LED Indicators (LE2/LE3)
are located near the InfiniBand connector
(refer to Figure 4-16). The green LED (LE2)
is the InfiniBand Link LED while the
yellow LED (LE3) indicates activity.
LE2 Green (solid)
InfiniBand connected
LE2 (Off)
No connection
LE3 Yellow (solid) InfiniBand active
LE3 Yellow (dim)
InfiniBand connected but idle
Off
No connection
InfiniBand
VGA
COM2
USB0/1
COM2
LE3 LE2
LAN1
VGA
LAN2
InfiniBand
Description
BIOS
JPG1
JP1
JP7
JWOL
JWOR
SIMSO
PCI-Express x8
ATI
ES1000
Speaker
Battery
LE3
JBT1
LE2
J18
JI2C1
JI2C2
SGPIO
JPL1
SATA3 SATA1
DIMM 4A (Bank4)
DIMM 4B (Bank4)
DIMM 3A (Bank3)
DIMM 2A (Bank2)
DIMM 3B (Bank3)
JOH1
DIMM 1A (Bank1)
JL1
DIMM 2B (Bank2)
ESB2
DIMM 1B (Bank1)
SATA2 SATA0
JPL2
South Bridge
JUSB2
North Bridge
5000P
LE1
JF1
CPU2
CPU1
Fan1/2
ATX Power 1
Fan3/4
JP10
Fan5/6
Fan7/8
ATX Power 2
Primary
ATX Power
Header
Secondary
ATX Power
Header
J17
PCI-Express x8
JWD
ATI
ES1000
Speaker
JPG1
JWOL
JWOR
Battery
JP1
JP7
JBT1
J18
JI2C1
Figure 4-16
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Chapter 5
5. Advanced Chassis Setup
This chapter covers the steps required to install components and perform maintenance
on the SGI Altix XE310 chassis (refer to Figure 5-1 and Figure 5-2).
ESD Precautions
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. To prevent damage to
any printed circuit boards (PCBs), it is important to handle them very carefully. The
following measures are generally sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD
discharge.
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Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing any board from its antistatic bag.
•
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules, or gold contacts.
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the node board, add-on cards, and peripherals back into their antistatic bags
when not in use.
•
For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent
conductivity between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners, and the
node board.
•
The node board is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage. When
unpacking the board, make sure the person handling it is static protected.
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Chassis Components
Control panel: primary serverboard
Control panel: secondary serverboard
SATA drives
Figure 5-1
Power supply
PCIe x8 slot
USB ports
COM2 port
LAN ports
InfiniBand port
VGA port
Figure 5-2
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Chassis Front View
PCIe x8 slot
USB ports
COM2 port
LAN ports
InfiniBand port
VGA port
Chassis Rear View
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Control Panel
Control Panel
Each control panel on the front of the chassis must be connected to the JF1 connector on
its associated node board to provide you with system control buttons and status
indicators. When viewed from the front of the chassis, the node board on the left is
referred to as the primary node board and the node board on the right as the secondary.
These wires have been bundled together in a ribbon cable to simplify the connection.
Refer to Table 4-5 on page 51. Connect the cable from JF1 (refer to Figure 5-3) on the node
board to the control panel printed circuit board (PCB). Make sure the red wire plugs into
pin 1 on both connectors. Pull all excess cabling out of the airflow path. The LEDs inform
you of the node board status.
e
USB0/1
COM2
LE3 LE2
LAN1
VGA
LAN2
InfiniBand
BIOS
JPG1
JP1
JP7
JWOL
JWOR
SIMSO
PCI-Express x8
ATI
ES1000
Speaker
Battery
JBT1
J18
JI2C1
JI2C2
SGPIO
LE1
JPL1
JWD
DIMM 4B (Bank4)
DIMM 4A (Bank4)
DIMM 3A (Bank3)
DIMM 2A (Bank2)
JOH1
DIMM 1A (Bank1)
JL1
DIMM 3B (Bank3)
JUSB2
DIMM 2B (Bank2)
ESB2
DIMM 1B (Bank1)
SATA2 SATA0
SATA3 SATA1
JPL2
South Bridge
North Bridge
5000P
JF1
LE1
JWD
JF1
CPU2
CPU1
Fan1/2
ATX Power 1
Fan3/4
JP10
Fan5/6
Fan7/8
ATX Power 2
Primary
ATX Power
Header
Secondary
ATX Power
Header
J17
CPU1
Figure 5-3
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Part Numbers and Marketing Codes
Table 5-1 lists the marketing codes and part numbers for the SGI Altix XE310 server.
Table 5-1
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Part Numbers and Marketing Codes
Description
SGI Part number/Marketing Code
1U dual server with InfiniBand on node board
SYS-6015T-INFB
1U dual server without InfiniBand on node board
SYS-6015T-TB
500 GB SATA disk drive
064-0320-001
250 GB SATA disk drive
064-0299-001
Disk drive trays
9470878
PCA, node board (Green creek chipset), with InfiniBand
030-2230-001
PCA, SAS Backplane
030-2232-001
PCA, riser card, 1U
030-2233-001
PCA, AOC-SIMSO, BMC IPMI2.0
030-2234-001
Power supply, 980+ watts
060-0262-001
Fan, 1U, 4mm x 40mm x 56mm, 6-pin with 5cm cable
9310221
Power cable, 4-pin
018-1355-001
SATA cables, set of 4
018-1356-001
Ribbon cable, round 16-pin to 16-pin
018-1354-001
Rackmount chassis
013-5425-001
System rail mounting kit
026-1598-001
Heat Sink 1U passive
7262257
Front panel LED board
9071049
Power Distribution Board
030-2229-001
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System Fans
System Fans
Each node board has its own set of three 4-cm high-performance fans (for a total of six in
the chassis) to provide the cooling for the SGI Altix XE310. The fan speed can be
controlled by a setting in BIOS.
Note: Refer to Chapter 6, “BIOS Settings” for more information.
System Fan Failure
If a fan fails, the remaining fans ramp up to full speed and the overheat/fan fail LED on
the control panel blinks on and off. Replace any failed fan at your earliest convenience
with a replacement fan from SGI (the system can continue to run with a failed fan).
Remove the top chassis cover while the system is still running to determine which of the
fans has failed. Then, power down the system and remove the power cord before
replacing a fan.
Disk Drive Replacement
Note: SATA drives can be removed during operation (hot swapped) only if you are
running an operating system that supports RAID.
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Caution: Use caution when working with the SATA backplane. Do not touch the
backplane with any metal objects, and make sure that ribbon cables do not touch the
backplane. Also, regardless of how many SATA drives are installed, all four drive carriers
must remain in the chassis to maintain proper airflow. Failure to follow these precautions
can damage the equipment.
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Disk Drive Installation
Mounting a SATA Drive in a Drive Carrier
The SATA drives are mounted in drive carriers (refer to Figure 5-4) to simplify their
installation and removal from the chassis. These carriers also help promote proper
airflow for the system. For this reason, even empty carriers without drives installed must
remain in the chassis. To add a new drive, install it into the carrier with the printed circuit
board side facing down so that the mounting holes align with those in the carrier. Secure
the drive to the carrier with four screws, as shown in Figure 5-4.
Screws
Figure 5-4
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SATA Disk Drive Carrier
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Disk Drive Replacement
SATA Drive Replacement
The drive carriers are all easily accessible at the front of the chassis. These are (with RAID
enabled) hot-swap drives. To remove a carrier, push the release button located beside the
drive LEDs. Then, swing the handle fully out and use it to pull the unit straight out (refer
to Figure 5-5).
A
B
2
1
2
1
2
1
C
2
1
2
1
Figure 5-5
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Power Supply
The SGI Altix XE310 has a single 980 watt power supply. This power supply has the
capability of operating at 100 - 240 input volts. Depress both main power buttons on the
front of the chassis and then unplug the AC power cord to completely remove power
from the system before removing the power supply.
Power Supply Failure
If the power supply unit fails, the system shuts down and you must replace the power
supply. Replacement power supplies can be ordered directly from SGI customer service.
Power Supply Replacement
To replace a power supply (refer to Figure 5-6):
1. Unplug the power cord from the system.
2. Use the handle to grasp the power supply
3. Move the lever to the right to unseat the power supply connector from the chassis.
4. Slide the power supply straight out of the chassis.
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Power Supply
Power supply
Lever
2
1
2
1
Figure 5-6
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Chapter 6
6. BIOS Settings
This chapter lists the BIOS default settings and describes the setup utility for the node
board. The BIOS is stored in a flash chip and can be easily upgraded using a utility
program.
Note: Due to periodic changes to the BIOS, some settings may have been added or
deleted and might not yet be recorded in this manual.
Default Settings
Note: Some of the settings in Table 6-1 are reported by the system and stored in flash
memory as a BIOS setting and cannot be changed. Examples are Extended Memory,
CPU Speed, Fan RPM, etc.
Table 6-1
Menu Item
BIOS Default Settings
Setting
Page
System Time
[08:36:58]
92
System Date
[01/17/2007]
92
BIOS Date
12/28/06
92
> SATA Port 0
[None]
> SATA Port 1
[None]
> SATA Port 2
[None]
> SATA Port 3
[None]
Main
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Table 6-1
BIOS Default Settings (continued)
Menu Item
Setting
Page
Serial ATA
[Enabled]
93
Native Mode Operation
[Serial ATA]
94
SATA Controller Mode Option
[Enhanced]
94
SATA RAID
[Disabled]
95
SATA AHCI
[Enabled]
95
System Memory
634 KB
95
Extended Memory
2047 MB (varies)
95
Type
[Auto]
93
Multi-Sector Transfers
[16 Sectors]
94
LBA Mode Control
[Enabled]
94
32 Bit I/O
[Disabled]
94
Transfer Mode
[FPIO 4 / DMA 2]
94
Ultra DMA Mode
[Mode 5]
94
QuickBoot Mode
[Enabled]
96
QuietBoot Mode
[Enabled]
96
POST Errors
[Disabled]
97
ACPI Mode
[Yes]
97
Power Button Behavior
[Instant-Off]
97
Resume On Modem Ring
[Off]
97
Power Loss Control
[Last State]
97
Watch Dog
[Disabled]
97
Summary screen
[Enabled]
97
MAIN / SATA Port
Advanced / Boot Features
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Table 6-1
Menu Item
BIOS Default Settings (continued)
Setting
Page
Cache System BIOS area
[Write Protect]
98
Cache Base 0-512k
[Write Back]
98
Cache Base 512k-640k
[Write Back]
98
Cache Extended Memory Area
[Write Back]
98
Onboard G-LAN1 OPROM Configure
[Enabled]
99
Onboard G-LAN2 OPROM Configure
[Enabled]
99
Default Primary Video Adapter
[Onboard]
99
Emulated IRQ Solution
[Disabled]
99
PCIe I/O Performance
[Payload 256B]
99
PCI Parity Error Forwarding
[Disabled]
99
ROM Scan Ordering
[Onboard First]
100
Reset Configuration Data
[No]
100
Advanced / Memory Cache
Advanced / PCI Configuration
> SLOT1 PCI-Exp x8
Large Disk Access Mode
100
[Other]
100
Option ROM Scan
[Enabled]
100
Enable Master
[Enabled]
100
Latency Timer
[Default]
100
SERR signal condition
[Single bit]
101
4GB PCI Hole Granularity
[256 MB]
101
Advanced / PCI Configuration /
SLOT1 PCI-Exp x8
Advanced /Advanced Chipset Control
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Table 6-1
BIOS Default Settings (continued)
Menu Item
Setting
Page
Memory Branch Mode
[Interleave]
101
Branch 0 Rank Interleave
[4:1]
101
Branch 0 Rank Sparing
[Disabled]
101
Branch 1 Rank Interleave
[4:1]
101
Branch 1 Rank Sparing
[Disabled]
101
Enhanced x8 Detection
[Enabled]
102
High Bandwidth FSB
[Enabled]
102
High Temp DRAM OP
[Disabled]
102
AMB Thermal Sensor
[Disabled]
102
Thermal Throttle
[Disabled]
102
Global Activation Throttle
[Disabled]
102
Snoop Filter
[Enabled]
103
Crystal Beach Feature
[Enabled]
103
Route Port 80h cycles to
[LPC]
103
Clock Spectrum Feature
[Enabled]
103
High Precision Event Timer
[Yes]
103
USB Function
[Enabled]
104
Legacy USB Support
[Enabled]
104
CPU Speed
2.33 GHz (varies)
104
Frequency Ratio
[Default]
104
Core Multi-Processing
[Enabled]
104
Machine Checking
[Enabled]
104
Advanced / Advanced Processor
Options
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Table 6-1
BIOS Default Settings (continued)
Menu Item
Setting
Page
Thermal Management 2
[Enabled]
104
C1 Enhanced Mode
[Disabled]
105
Execute Disable Bit
[Enabled]
105
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
[Disabled]
105
Hardware Prefetcher
[Enabled]
105
Direct Cache Access
[Disabled]
105
Intel(R) Virtualization Technology
[Disabled]
106
Intel EIST support
[Disabled]
106
[Enabled]
106
Base I/O address
[3F8]
106
Interrupt
[IRQ 4]
106
[Enabled]
107
Mode
[Normal]
107
Base I/O address
[2F8]
107
Interrupt
[IRQ 3]
107
Event log validity
Valid
107
Event log capacity
Space Available
107
View DMI event log
[Enter]
107
Event Logging
[Enabled]
107
ECC Event Logging
[Enabled]
108
Mark DMI events as read
[Enter]
108
Clear all DMI event logs
[No]
108
Advanced / I/O Device Configuration
Serial port A
Serial port B
Advanced / DMI Event Logging
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Table 6-1
Menu Item
BIOS Default Settings (continued)
Setting
Page
Com Port Address
[On-board COM B]
108
Baud Rate
[115.2K]
108
Console Type
[VT100+]
108
Flow Control
[CTS/RTS]
108
Console connection
[Direct]
109
Continue C.R. after POST
[On]
109
CPU Temperature Threshold
[75C]
109
PECI Agent 1
24 C
PECI Agent 2
17 C
System Temperature
26 C
FAN1 =
10629 RPM
FAN2 =
9060 RPM
FAN3 =
10546 RPM
FAN4 =
9375 RPM
FAN5 =
10975 RPM
FAN6 =
9000 RPM
FAN7 =
N/A
FAN8 =
N/A
Fan Speed Control Modes
[1) disable (full speed)]
110
VcoreA
1.198 V
110
VcoreB
1.218 V
110
P1V5
1.504 V
110
Advanced / Console Redirection
Advanced / Hardware Monitor
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Table 6-1
BIOS Default Settings (continued)
Menu Item
Setting
Page
+3.3V
3.296 V
110
+12V
11.904 V
110
5Vsb
4.872 V
110
5VDD
4.968 V
110
P_VTT
1.200 V
110
Vbat
3.296 V
110
IPMI Specification Version
2.0
111
Firmware Version
1.25
111
System Event Logging
[Enabled]
111
Clear System Event Log
[Disabled]
112
Existing Event Log number
40
112
SYS Firmware Progress
[Disabled]
112
BIOS POST Errors
[Enabled]
112
BIOS POST Watchdog
[Disabled]
112
OS boot Watchdog
[Disabled]
112
Timer for loading OS (min)
[ 10]
112
Time out action
[No Action]
112
> System Event Log
Data
113
> System Event Log (list mode)
Data
113
> Realtime Sensor Data
Data
115
Supervisor Password Is
Clear
116
User Password Is
Clear
116
Advanced / IPMI
Security
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Table 6-1
BIOS Default Settings (continued)
Menu Item
Setting
Page
Set Supervisor Password
[Enter]
116
Set User Password
[Enter]
116
Password on boot
[Disabled]
116
Boot
117
1: USB FDC
117
2: IDE CD
117
3: USB CDROM
117
4: USB KEY
117
5: ALL PCI BEV
117
6: ALL PCI SCSI
117
7:
117
8:
117
: IDE 0:
117
: IDE 1:
117
: IDE 4:
117
: IDE 5:
117
: USB HDD:
117
: PCI SCSI:
HDT722525DLA380-(S0)
117
: PCI SCSI:
HDS725050KLA360-(S1) (If installed)
117
: USB ZIP:
117
: USB LS120:
117
: Other USB:
117
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System BIOS
System BIOS
The BIOS is the Basic Input Output System used in nearly all computers. The BIOS stores
the system parameters, types of disk drives, video displays, etc. in the CMOS. The CMOS
memory requires very little electrical power. When the computer is turned off, a backup
battery provides power to the CMOS logic, enabling it to retain system parameters. Each
time the computer is powered on, the computer is configured with the values stored in
the CMOS by the system BIOS, which gains control at boot up.
How To Change the Configuration Data
The CMOS information that determines the system parameters may be changed by
entering the BIOS Setup utility. This Setup utility can be accessed by pressing the
<Delete> key at the appropriate time during system boot.
Starting the Setup Utility
Normally, the only visible power-on self-test (POST) routine is the memory test. As the
memory is being tested, press the <Delete> key to enter the main menu of the BIOS Setup
utility. From the main menu, you can access the other setup screens, such as the Security
and Power menus. Detailed descriptions are provide in the section for each parameter
setting in the Setup utility.
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Running Setup
The BIOS setup options described in this section are selected by choosing the appropriate
text from the main BIOS Setup screen. All displayed text is described in this section,
although the screen display is often all you need to understand how to set the options.
When you first power on the computer, the BIOS is immediately activated.
While the BIOS is in control, the Setup program can be activated in one of two ways:
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By pressing <Delete> immediately after turning the system on.
2.
When the message shown below is displayed briefly at the bottom of the screen
during the power-on self-test (POST), press the <Delete> key to activate the main
Setup menu:
Press the <Delete> key to enter Setup
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Main BIOS Setup
The main BIOS Setup screen is displayed in Figure 6-1. All main setup options are
described in this section.
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Use the Up/Down arrow keys to move among the different settings in each menu.
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Use the Left/Right arrow keys to change the options for each setting.
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Press the <Esc> key to exit the CMOS Setup Menu. The next section describes in
detail how to navigate through the menus.
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Items that use submenus are indicated triangle icon. With the item highlighted,
press the <Enter> key to access the submenu.
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Main Setup Features
System Time
To set the system date and time, type the correct information into the appropriate fields.
Then, press the <Enter> key to save the data.
System Date
Using the arrow keys, highlight the month, day, and year fields, and enter the correct
data. Press the <Enter> key to save the data.
BIOS Date
This field displays the date when this version of BIOS was built.
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Serial ATA Ports
These settings allow the user to set the parameters of the SATA ports. Press <Enter> to
activate the following submenu screen for detailed options of these items. Set the correct
configurations accordingly.
Type
This option enables you to select the type of IDE hard drive. The option Auto enables the
BIOS to automatically configure the parameters of the hard disk drive (HDD) installed at
the connection. Enter a number between 1 to 39 to select a predetermined HDD type.
Select User to allow the user to enter the parameters of the HDD installed.
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Multi-Sector Transfers
This item enables you to specify the number of sectors per block to be used in
multi-sector transfer. The options are Disabled, 4 Sectors, 8 Sectors, and 16 Sectors.
LBA Mode Control
This item determines whether the BIOS accesses the IDE Channel 0 Master Device via the
LBA mode. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
32 Bit I/O
This option enables you to enable or disable the function of 32-bit data transfer. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
Transfer Mode
This option allows the user to set the transfer mode. The options are Standard, Fast PIO1,
Fast PIO2, Fast PIO3, Fast PIO4, FPIO3/DMA1 and FPIO4/DMA2.
Ultra DMA Mode
This option allows the user to select Ultra DMA Mode. The options are Disabled, Mode 0,
Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode 3, Mode 4, and Mode 5.
Native Mode Operation
Select the native mode for ATA. The options are: Serial ATA and Auto.
SATA Controller Mode
Select Compatible to allow the SATA and PATA drives to be automatically-detected and
be placed in the Legacy Mode by the BIOS. Select Enhanced to allow the SATA and PATA
drives to be to be automatically-detected and be placed in the Native IDE Mode.
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When the SATA Controller Mode is set to Enhanced, the following items are displayed:
Serial ATA (SATA) RAID Enable
Select Enable to enable Serial ATA RAID Functions. (For the Windows OS environment,
use the RAID driver if this feature is set to Enabled. When this item is set to Enabled, the
item: “ICH RAID Code Base” is available for you to select Intel or Adaptec Host RAID
firmware to be activated. If this item is set to Disabled, the item-SATA AHCI Enable is
available.) The options are Enabled and Disabled.
ICH RAID Code Base (Available when SATA RAID is Enabled)
Select Intel to enable the Intel SATA RAID firmware. Select Adaptec to use the Adaptec
HostRAID firmware. The options are Intel and Adaptec.
SATA AHCI (Available when SATA RAID is Disabled)
Select Enable to enable the function of Serial ATA Advanced Host Interface. (Use caution
when using this function. This feature is for advanced programmers only.) The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
System Memory
This display informs you how much system memory is recognized as being present in
the system.
Extended Memory
This display informs you how much extended memory is recognized as being present in
the system.
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Advanced Setup
Choose Advanced from the BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys. The
items with a triangle beside them have submenus that can be accessed by highlighting
the item and pressing <Enter>.
Boot Features
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
QuickBoot Mode
If enabled, this feature speeds up the POST routine by skipping certain tests after the
computer is turned on. The settings are Enabled and Disabled. If Disabled, the POST
routine will run at normal speed.
QuietBoot Mode
This setting enables you to Enable or Disable the graphic logo screen during boot-up.
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POST Errors
Set to Enabled to display POST Error Messages if an error occurs during bootup. If set to
Disabled, the system will continue to boot without displaying any error message even
when a boot error occurs.
ACPI Mode
Use this setting to determine if you want to employ ACPI (Advanced Configuration and
Power Interface) power management on your system. The options are Yes and No.
Power Button Behavior
If set to Instant-Off, the system will power off immediately as soon as the user hits the
power button. If set to 4-sec., the system will power off when the user presses the power
button for 4 seconds or longer. The options are instant-off and 4-second override.
Resume On Modem Ring
Select On to “wake your system up” when an incoming call is received by your modem.
The options are On and Off.
Power Loss Control
The feature allows the user to set the power state after a power outage. You can select
Stay Off for the system power to remain off after a power loss. Select Power On for the
system power to be turned on after a power loss. Select Last State to allow the system to
resume its last state before the power loss.
Watch Dog
If enabled, this option automatically resets the system if the system is not active for more
than 5 minutes. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Summary Screen
This setting enables you to Enable or Disable the summary screen, which displays the
system configuration during bootup.
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Memory Cache
Cache System BIOS Area
This setting enables you to designate a reserve area in the system memory to be used as
a System BIOS buffer to allow BIOS to write (cache) its data into it. Select Write Protect
to enable the function and reserve this area for system BIOS ROM access only. Select
Uncached to disable this function and make this area available for other devices.
Cache Base 0-512K
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the base memory area: block 0-512K
to be cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in the Static DROM (SDROM), or to be
written into L1 or L2 cache inside the CPU to speed up CPU’s operations. Select
Uncached to disable this function. Select Write Through to allow data to be cached into
the buffer and written into the system memory at the same time. Select Write Protect to
prevent data from being written into the base memory area of Block 0-512K. Select Write
Back to allow the CPU to write data back directly from the buffer without writing data to
the system memory in order to speed up CPU’s operation. The options are Uncached,
Write Through, Write Protect, and Write Back.
Cache Base 512K-640K
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the memory area: 512K-640K to be
cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in the SDRAM or written into L1, L2, or L3
cache inside the CPU to speed up CPU operations. Select Uncached to disable this
function. Select Write Through to allow data to be cached into the buffer and written into
the system memory at the same time. Select Write Protect to prevent data from being
written into the base memory area of Block 512-640K. Select Write Back to allow the CPU
to write data back directly from the buffer without writing data to the system memory to
speed up CPU’s operation. The options are Uncached, Write Through, Write Protect, and
Write Back.
Cache Extended Memory
If enabled, this feature will allow the data stored in the extended memory area to be
cached (written) into a buffer, a storage area in the Static DROM (SDROM), or written
into L1, L2, or L3 cache inside the CPU to speed up CPU’s operations. Select Uncached
to disable this function. Select Write Through to allow data to be cached into the buffer
and written into the system memory at the same time. Select Write Protect to prevent data
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from being written into the base memory area of Block 0-512K. Select Write Back to allow
the CPU to write data back directly from the buffer without writing data to the system
memory to speed up CPU’s operation. The options are Uncached, Write Through, Write
Protect and Write Back.
PCIe Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings for PCIe devices.
Onboard GLAN1/Onboard GLAN2 (Gigabit- LAN) OPROM Configure
Enabling this option provides the capability to boot from GLAN Port 1 or GLAN Port 2.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Default Primary Video Adapter
This feature allows the user to specify which video adapter is to be used as the default
primary video adapter: the onboard video adapter or others. The options are Other and
Onboard Video.
Emulated IRQ Solutions
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
PCIe I/O Performance
Some add-on cards perform faster with the coalesce feature, which limits the payload
size to 128 bytes, while others perform faster with a payload size of 256 bytes, which
inhibits coalesce features. Please refer to your add-on card user guide for the desired
setting. The options are Payload (256 bytes) and Coalesce Enabled (128 bytes).
PCIe Parity Error Forwarding
The feature allows SERR and PERR errors detected in PCIe slots to be sent (forwarded)
to the BIOS DMI Event Log for the user to review. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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ROM Scan Ordering
This feature allows the user to decide which Option ROM should be activated first. The
options are Onboard first and Add-On first.
Reset Configuration Data
If set to Yes, this setting clears the Extended System Configuration Data- (ESCD) area.
The options are Yes and No.
Slot1 PCIe x8
Access the submenu for each of the settings above to make changes to the following:
Option ROM Scan
When enabled, this setting will initialize the device expansion ROM. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
Enable Master
This setting enables you to enable the selected device as the PCI bus master. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Latency Timer
This setting enables you to set the clock rate for Bus Master. A high-priority, high
throughout device may benefit from a greater clock rate. The options are Default, 0020h,
0040h, 0060h, 0080h, 00A0h, 00C0h, and 00E0h. For Unix, Novell and other Operating
Systems, please select the option: other. If a drive fails after the installation of a new
software, you might want to change this setting and try again. A different OS requires a
different Bus Master clock rate.
Large Disk Access Mode
This setting determines how large a hard drive is to be accessed. The options are DOS or
Other (for Unix, Novell NetWare, and other operating systems).
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Advanced Chipset Control
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
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Caution: Use caution when changing the Advanced settings. Incorrect values entered
may cause a system to malfunction. Also, a very high DRAM frequency or incorrect
DRAM timing may cause system to become unstable. When this occurs, revert the item
to the default setting.
SERR Signal Condition
This setting specifies the ECC Error conditions. The options are None, Single Bit,
Multiple Bit, and Both.
4GB PCIe Hole Granularity
This feature enables you to specify the size of PCIe hole. The options are: 256 MB, 512 MB,
1GB and 2GB.
Memory Branch Mode
This option determines how the two memory branches operate. System address space
can either be interleaved between the two branches or Sequential from one branch to
another. Mirror mode allows data correction by maintaining two copies of data in two
branches. Single Channel 0 allows a single DIMM population during system
manufacturing. The options are Interleave, Sequential, Mirroring, and Single Channel 0.
Branch 0/1 Rank Interleaving
Select Enabled to enable the feature of memory Interleaving for Branch 0 Rank/ Branch1
Rank. The options are 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4.
Branch 0/1 Rank Sparing
Select Enabled to enable the sparing feature for Branch 0 Rank/Branch 1 Rank. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Enhanced x8 Detection
Select Enabled to enable Enhanced x8 DRAM UC Error Detection. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
High Bandwidth FSB
The front side bus (FSB) is the physical bi-directional data bus that carries signals
between the central processing unit (CPU) and other devices within the system, such as
random access memory (RAM), AGP video cards, PCI expansion cards, hard disks, the
memory containing the system BIOS, etc. A higher bandwidth FSB improves
performance of the system. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
High Temperature DRAM Operation
When set to Enabled, the BIOS will refer to the SPD table to set the maximum DRAM
temperature. When set to Disabled, the BIOS sets the maximum DRAM temperature
based on a predefined value. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
AMB Thermal Sensor
Select Enabled to enable the thermal sensor embedded in the Advanced Memory Buffer
on a fully buffered memory module for thermal monitoring. The options are Disabled
and Enabled.
Thermal Throttle
Select Enabled to enable the function of closed-loop thermal throttling on a fully buffered
(FBD) memory module. In the closed-loop thermal environment, thermal throttling will
be activated when the temperature of the FBD DIMM device exceeds a predefined
threshold. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Global Activation Throttle
Select Enabled to enable open-loop global thermal throttling on a fully buffered (FBD)
memory module to make it active whenever the number of activate control exceeds a
predefined number. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
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Snoop Filter
Select Enabled to eliminate snoop traffic to the graphics port to improve system
performance when running graphics intensive applications. The options are Enabled and
Disabled.
Crystal Beach Features
This feature was designed to implement Intel’s I/O AT (Acceleration Technology) to
accelerate the performance of TCP offload engine (TOE) devices.
Note: A TOE device is a specialized, dedicated processor that is installed on an add-on
card or a network card to handle some or all packet processing of the add-on card. For
this motherboard, the TOE device is built inside the ESB2 southbridge chip. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Route Port 80h Cycles to
This feature allows the user to decide which bus to send debug information to. The
options are Disabled, PCI, and LPC.
Clock Spectrum Feature
If Enabled, the BIOS will monitor the level of Electromagnetic Interference caused by the
components and will attempt to decrease the interference whenever needed. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
High Precision Event Timer
This is a replacement timer for the 8254 Programmable Interval Timer and the Real-time
clock’s (RTC) periodic interrupt function. The high-precision event timer (HPET) can
produce periodic interrupts at much higher resolutions than the RTC interrupt function.
The HPET is used to synchronize multimedia streams and provide smooth playback
which reduces the need to use other timestamp calculations such as the Intel x86 RDTSC
instruction.
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USB Function
Select Enabled to enable the function of USB devices specified. The settings are Enabled
and Disabled.
Legacy USB Support
This setting enables you to enable Legacy USB device support. The settings are Enabled
and Disabled.
Advanced Processor Options
CPU Speed
This is a display that indicates the speed of the installed processor.
Frequency Ratio
This feature enables you to set the internal frequency multiplier for the CPU. The options
are: Default, x12, x13, x14, x15, x16, x17 and x18.
Core-Multi-Processing
Set to Enabled to use a processor's second core and beyond. (Please refer to Intel's web
site for more information.) The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Machine Checking
Set to Enabled to activate the function of Machine Checking and allow the CPU to detect
and report hardware (machine) errors via a set of model-specific registers (MSRs). The
options are Disabled and Enabled.
Thermal Management 2
Set to Enabled to use Thermal Management 2 (TM2), which will lower CPU voltage and
frequency when the CPU temperature reaches a predefined overheat threshold. Set to
Disabled to use Thermal Manager 1 (TM1), allowing CPU clocking to be regulated via
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CPU Internal Clock modulation when the CPU temperature reaches the overheat
threshold.
C1 Enhanced Mode
Select Disable to disable the Standard C1 Halt State, which will partially turns off the
CPU internal clocks to conserve energy and prevent system overheating when the OS is
idle. Select Enable to use the Enhanced C1 Halt State to lower the CPU clock frequency
and the supply voltage before turning off the clocks.
Execute Disable Bit
Set to Enabled to enable Execute Disable Bit and allow the processor to classify areas in
memory where an application code can be executed and where it cannot, and thus
preventing a worm or a virus from inserting and creating a flood of codes to overwhelm
the processor or damage the system during an attack. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
The CPU fetches the cache line for 64 bytes if this option is set to Disabled. The CPU
fetches both cache lines for 128 bytes as comprised if Enabled. The options are Disabled
and Enabled.
Hardware Prefetch
Set this option to Enabled to enable the hardware components that are used in
conjunction with software programs to prefetch data in order to shorten execution cycles
and maximize data processing efficiency. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Direct Cache Access
Set to Enable to route inbound network IO traffic directly into processor caches to reduce
memory latency and improve network performance. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
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DCA Delay Clocks
This feature allows the user to set the clock delay setting from snoop to prefetch for Direct
Cache Access. Select a setting from 8 (bus cycles) to 120 (bus cycles) (in 8-cycle
increment). The default setting is 32 (bus cycles).
Intel Virtualization Technology
Select Enabled to use the Intel Virtualization Technology and enable one platform to run
multiple operating systems and applications in independent partitions, creating multiple
“virtual” systems in one physical computer. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Note: If there is any change to this setting, you must power off and restart the system for
the change to take effect.
Intel EIST Support
Select Enabled to use the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology and enable the system to
automatically adjust processor voltage and core frequency in an effort to reduce power
consumption and heat dissipation. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
I/O Device Configuration
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Serial Port A
This setting enables you to assign control of serial port A. The options are Enabled (user
defined), Disabled, Auto (BIOS controlled), and OS Controlled.
Base I/O Address
This setting enables you to select the base I/O address for serial port A. The options are
3F8, 2F8, 3E8, and 2E8.
Interrupt
This setting enables you to select the IRQ (interrupt request) for serial port B. The options
are IRQ3 and IRQ4.
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Serial Port B
This setting enables you to assign control of serial port B. The options are Enabled (user
defined), Disabled, Auto (BIOS controlled), and OS Controlled.
Mode
This setting enables you to set the type of device that will be connected to serial port B.
The options are Normal, IR (for an infrared device), and ASK_IR.
Base I/O Address
This setting enables you to select the base I/O address for serial port B. The options are
3F8, 2F8, 3E8, and 2E8.
Interrupt
This setting enables you to select the IRQ (interrupt request) for serial port B. The options
are IRQ3 and IRQ4.
DMI Event Logging
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
Event Log Validity
This is a display to inform you of the event log validity. It is not a setting.
Event Log Capacity
This is a display to inform you of the event log capacity. It is not a setting.
View DMI Event Log
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to view the contents of the event log.
Event Logging
This setting enables you to Enable or Disable event logging.
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ECC Event Logging
This setting enables you to Enable or Disable ECC event logging.
Mark DMI Events as Read
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to mark the DMI events as read.
Clear All DMI Event Logs
Select Yes and press <Enter> to clear all DMI event logs. The options are Yes and No.
Console Redirection
Access the submenu to make changes to the following settings.
COM Port Address
This item enables you to specify which COM port to direct the remote console to:
Onboard COM A or Onboard COM B. This setting can also be Disabled.
BAUD Rate
This item enables you to set the BAUD rate for console redirection. The options are 300,
1200, 2400, 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K, 57.6K, and 115.2K.
Console Type
This item enables you to set console redirection type. The options are VT100, VT100,8bit,
PC-ANSI, 7bit, PC ANSI, VT100+, VT-UTF8, and ASCII.
Flow Control
This item enables you to select the flow control option for console redirection. The
options are None, XON/XOFF, and CTS/RTS.
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Console Connection
This item enables you to decide how console redirection is to be connected: either Direct
or Via Modem.
Continue CR after POST
Choose whether to continue with console redirection after the POST routine. The options
are On and Off.
Hardware Monitor
Note: The BIOS automatically detects the type of CPU(s) and hardware monitoring chips
that are used on the motherboard and displays the Hardware Monitoring Screen
accordingly. The Hardware Monitoring Screen may look different than one shown on the
following pages.
CPU Temperature Threshold
This option allows the user to set a CPU temperature threshold that will activate the
alarm system when the CPU temperature reaches this pre-set temperature threshold. The
options are 70oC, 75oC, 80oC, and 85oC.
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Fan Speed Control Modes
This feature allows the user to decide how the system controls the speeds of the onboard
fans. The CPU temperature and the fan speed are correlative. When the CPU on-die
temperature increases, the fan speed will also increase, and vice versa. Select Workstation
if your system is used as a Workstation. Select Server if your system is used as a Server.
Select 3-pin if your chassis uses 3-pin fans. Select 4-pin if your chassis uses 4-pin fans.
Select “Disable” to disable the fan speed control function and allow the onboard fans to
constantly run at the full speed (12V). The Options are: 1. Disable, 2. Optimized Server
w/3-pin, 3. Optimized Workstation w/3-pin, 4. Optimized Server w/4-pin, and 5.
Optimized Workstation w/4-pin.
Voltage Monitoring
The following items are monitored and displayed:
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IPMI
IPMI Specification Version
This item displays the current IPMI Version.
Firmware Version
This item displays the current Firmware Version.
System Event Logging
Select Enabled to enable IPMI Event Logging. When this function is set to Disabled, the
system will continue to log events received via system interface. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
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Clear System Event Logging
Enable this function to force the BIOS to clear the system event logs during the next cold
boot. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Existing Event Log Number
This item displays the number of the existing event log.
Event Log Control
System Firmware Progress
Enable this function to log POST progress. Options are Enabled and Disabled.
BIOS POST Errors
Enable this function to log POST errors. Options are Enabled and Disabled.
BIOS POST Watch Dog
Set to Enabled to enable POST Watch Dog. Options are Enabled and Disabled.
OS Boot Watch Dog
Set to Enabled to enable OS Boot Watch Dog. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Timer for Loading OS (Minutes)
This feature allows the user to set the time value (in minutes) for the previous item: OS
Boot Watch Dog by keying-in a desired number in the blank. The default setting is
10 minutes. Ignore this option when OS Boot Watch Dog is set to Disabled.
Time Out Option
This feature allows the user to determine what action to take in an event of a system boot
failure. The options are No Action, Reset, Power Off, and Power Cycles.
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System Event Log/System Event Log (List Mode)
These options display the System Event (SEL) Log and System Event (SEL) Log in List
Mode. Items include: SEL (System Event Log) Entry Number, SEL Record ID, SEL Record
Type, Time Stamp, Generator ID, SEL Message Revision, Sensor Type, Sensor Number,
SEL Event Type, Event Description, and SEL Event Data.
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Realtime Sensor Data
This feature display information from motherboard sensors, such as temperatures, fan
speeds, and voltages of various components.
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Security
Choose Security from the BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys. Security
setting options are displayed by highlighting the setting using the arrow keys and
pressing <Enter>. All Security BIOS settings are described in this section.
Supervisor Password Is
This displays whether a supervisor password has been entered for the system. Clear
means such a password has not been used, and Set means a supervisor password has
been entered for the system.
User Password Is
This displays whether a user password has been entered for the system. Clear means
such a password has not been used, and Set means a user password has been entered for
the system.
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Set Supervisor Password
When the item “Set Supervisor Password” is highlighted, press the <Enter> key. When
prompted, type the Supervisor’s password in the dialogue box to set or to change the
supervisor’s password, which allows access to the BIOS.
Set User Password
When the item “Set User Password” is highlighted, press the <Enter> key. When
prompted, type the user's password in the dialogue box to set or to change the user's
password, which allows access to the system at boot-up.
Password on Boot
This setting enables you to require a password to be entered when the system boots up.
The options are Enabled (password required) and Disabled (password not required).
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Boot
Choose Boot from the BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys. For details on
how to change the order and specs of boot devices, refer to the Item Specific Help
window. All Boot BIOS settings are described in this section.
Boot list
Candidate list
Boot Priority Order/Excluded from Boot Orders
The devices included in the boot list section (above) are bootable devices listed in the
sequence of boot order as specified. The boot functions for the devices included in the
candidate list (above) are currently disabled. Use a <+> key or a <-> key to move the
device up or down. Use the <f> key or the <r> key to specify the type of an USB device,
either fixed or removable. You can select one item from the boot list and press the <x>
key to remove it from the list of bootable devices (to make its resource available for other
bootable devices). Subsequently, you can select an item from the candidate list and press
the <x> key to remove it from the candidate list and put it in the boot list. This item will
then become a bootable device. For details on changing the boot priority order of a
device, refer to the “Item Specific Help” window.
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Exit
Choose Exit from the BIOS Setup Utility main menu with the arrow keys. All Exit BIOS
settings are described in this section.
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Exit Saving Changes
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to save any changes you have made and to exit the
BIOS Setup utility.
Exit Discarding Changes
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to exit the BIOS Setup utility without saving any
changes you may have made.
Load Setup Defaults
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to load the default settings for all items in the BIOS
Setup. These are the safest settings to use.
Discard Changes
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to discard (cancel) any changes you've made. You
will remain in the Setup utility.
Save Changes
Highlight this item and press <Enter> to save any changes you've made. You will remain
in the Setup utility.
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Appendix A
A. BIOS Power-on Self Test
This appendix lists and describes the BIOS power-on self-test (POST) messages and
codes.
BIOS POST Messages
During POST, the BIOS checks the hardware and software systems for problems. If a
problem is found, the BIOS activates an alarm or displays a message. The following is a
list of the BIOS messages from the POST sequence.
Failure Fixed Disk
Fixed disk is not working or not configured properly. Verify that the
fixed disk is attached properly. Run BIOS Setup. Find out if the
fixed-disk type is correctly identified.
Stuck key
Stuck key on keyboard.
Keyboard error
Keyboard not working.
Keyboard Controller Failed
Keyboard controller failed test. May require replacing keyboard
controller.
Keyboard locked - Unlock key switch
Unlock the system to proceed.
Monitor type does not match CMOS - Run SETUP
Monitor type not correctly identified in Setup
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Shadow Ram Failed at offset: nnnn
Shadow RAM failed at offset nnnn of the 64k block at which the error
was detected.
System RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
System RAM failed at offset nnnn of in the 64k block at which the error
was detected.
Extended RAM Failed at offset: nnnn
Extended memory not working or not configured properly at offset
nnnn.
System battery is dead - Replace and run SETUP
The CMOS clock battery indicator shows the battery is dead. Replace the
battery and run Setup to reconfigure the system.
System CMOS checksum bad - Default configuration used
System CMOS has been corrupted or modified incorrectly, perhaps by
an application program that changes data stored in CMOS. The BIOS
installed Default Setup Values. If you do not want these values, enter
Setup and enter your own values. If the error persists, check the system
battery or contact SGI technical support.
System timer error
The timer test failed. Requires repair of system board.
Real time clock error
Real-Time Clock fails BIOS hardware test. May require board repair.
Check date and time settings
BIOS found date or time out of range and reset the Real-Time Clock.
May require setting legal date (1991-2099).
Previous boot incomplete - Default configuration used
Previous POST did not complete successfully. POST loads default values
and offers to run Setup. If the failure was caused by incorrect values and
they are not corrected, the next boot will likely fail. On systems with
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control of wait states, improper Setup settings can also terminate POST
and cause this error on the next boot. Run Setup and verify that the
waitstate configuration is correct. This error is cleared the next time the
system is booted.
Memory Size found by POST differed from CMOS
Memory size found by POST differed from CMOS.
System cache error - Cache disabled
RAM cache failed and BIOS disabled the cache. On older boards, check
the cache jumpers. You may have to replace the cache. Contact SGI
customer service. A disabled cache slows system performance
considerably.
CPU ID:
CPU socket number for Multi-Processor error.
EISA CMOS not writeable
ServerBIOS2 test error: Cannot write to EISA CMOS.
DMA Test Failed
ServerBIOS2 test error: Cannot write to extended DMA (Direct Memory
Access) registers.
Software NMI Failed
ServerBIOS2 test error: Cannot generate software NMI (Non-Maskable
Interrupt).
Fail-Safe Timer NMI Failed
ServerBIOS2 test error: Fail-Safe Timer takes too long for specified
device.
Address Conflict
Address conflict for specified device.
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Allocation Error for: device
Run ISA or EISA Configuration Utility to resolve resource conflict for
the specified device.
CD ROM Drive
CD ROM drive identified.
Entering SETUP ...
Starting Setup program
Failing Bits: nnnn
The hex number nnnn is a map of the bits at the RAM address which
failed the memory test. Each 1 (one) in the map indicates a failed bit.
Refer to “Shadow Ram Failed at offset: nnnn” error descriptions on
page 122 for offset address of the failure in System, Extended, or Shadow
memory.
Fixed Disk n
Fixed disk n (0-3) identified.
Invalid System Configuration Data
Problem with NVRAM (CMOS) data.
I/O device IRQ conflict
I/O device IRQ conflict error.
PS/2 Mouse Boot Summary Screen:
PS/2 Mouse installed.
nnnn kB Extended RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of RAM in kilobytes successfully tested.
nnnn Cache SRAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system cache in kilobytes successfully
tested.
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nnnn kB Shadow RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of shadow RAM in kilobytes successfully
tested.
nnnn kB System RAM Passed
Where nnnn is the amount of system RAM in kilobytes successfully
tested.
One or more I2O Block Storage Devices were excluded from the Setup Boot
Menu
There was not enough room in the IPL table to display all installed I2O
block-storage devices.
Operating system not found
Operating system cannot be located on either drive A: or drive C:. Enter
Setup and verify that the fixed disk and drive A: are properly identified.
Parity Check 1 nnnn
Parity error found in the system bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address
and display it on the screen. If it cannot locate the address, it displays
????. Parity is a method for checking errors in binary data. A parity error
indicates that some data has been corrupted.
Parity Check 2 nnnn
Parity error found in the I/O bus. BIOS attempts to locate the address
and display it on the screen. If it cannot locate the address, it displays
????.
Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to Setup, <F3> for previous
Displayed after any recoverable error message. Press <F1> to start the
boot process or <F2> to enter Setup and change the settings. Press <F3>
to display the previous screen (usually an initialization error of an
Option ROM-- i.e., an add-on card). Write down and follow the
information shown on the screen.
Press <F2> to enter Setup
Optional message displayed during POST. Can be turned off in Setup.
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PS/2 Mouse:
PS/2 mouse identified.
Run the I2O Configuration Utility
One or more unclaimed block storage devices have the Configuration
Request bit set in the LCT. Run an I2O configuration program; for
example, the system address controller (SAC) utility.
System BIOS shadowed
System BIOS copied to shadow RAM.
UMB upper limit segment address: nnnn
Displays the address nnnn of the upper limit of Upper Memory Blocks,
indicating released segments of the BIOS which can be reclaimed by a
virtual memory manager.
Video BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS successfully copied to shadow RAM.
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BIOS POST Codes
This section lists the power on self test (POST) codes for the BIOS. The POST codes are
divided into two categories: recoverable and terminal.
Recoverable POST Errors
When a recoverable type of error occurs during POST, the BIOS will display a POST code
that describes the problem. BIOS may also issue one of the following beep codes:
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1 long and two short beeps - video configuration error
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1 repetitive long beep - no memory detected
Terminal POST Errors
If a terminal type of error occurs, BIOS shuts down the system. Before doing so, BIOS
writes the error to port 80h, attempts to initialize video, and writes the error in the top
left corner of the screen. Table A-1 lists the codes that may be written to port 80h.
Table A-1
BIOS Post Codes
POST Code Description
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PMI Initialization
02
Verify Real Mode
03
Disable Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI)
04
Get CPU type
06
Initialize system hardware
07
Disable shadow and execute code from the ROM
08
Initialize chipset with initial POST values
09
Set IN POST flag
0A
Initialize CPU registers
0B
Enable CPU cache
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BIOS Post Codes (continued)
POST Code Description
128
0C
Initialize caches to initial POST values
0E
Initialize I/O component
0F
Initialize the local bus IDE
10
Initialize Power Management
11
Load alternate registers with initial POST values
12
Restore CPU control word during warm boot
13
Reset PCI Bus Mastering devices
14
Initialize keyboard controller
16
1-2-2-3 BIOS ROM checksum
17
Initialize cache before memory Auto size
18
8254 timer initialization
1A
8237 DMA controller initialization
1C
Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller
20
1-3-1-1 Test DRAM refresh
22
1-3-1-3 Test 8742 Keyboard Controller
24
Set ES segment register to 4 GB
28
Auto size DRAM
29
Initialize POST Memory Manager
2A
Clear 512 KB base RAM
2C
1-3-4-1 RAM failure on address line xxxx*
2E
1-3-4-3 RAM failure on data bits xxxx* of low byte of memory bus
2F
Enable cache before system BIOS shadow
32
Test CPU bus-clock frequency
33
Initialize Phoenix® Dispatch Manager
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BIOS Post Codes (continued)
POST Code Description
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Warm start shut down
38
Shadow system BIOS ROM
3A
Auto size cache
3C
Advanced configuration of chipset registers
3D
Load alternate registers with CMOS values
41
Initialize extended memory for RomPilot (optional)
42
Initialize interrupt vectors
45
POST device initialization
46
2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice
48
Check video configuration against CMOS
49
Initialize PCI bus and devices
4A
Initialize all video adapters in system
4B
QuietBoot start (optional)
4C
Shadow video BIOS ROM
4E
Display BIOS copyright notice
4F
Initialize MultiBoot
50
Display CPU type and speed
51
Initialize EISA board (optional)
52
Test keyboard
54
Set key click if enabled
55
Enable USB devices
58
2-2-3-1 Test for unexpected interrupts
59
Initialize POST display service
5A
Display prompt “Press <ESC> to enter SETUP”
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BIOS Post Codes (continued)
POST Code Description
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5B
Disable CPU cache
5C
Test RAM between 512 and 640kB
60
Test extended memory
62
Test extended memory address lines
64
Jump to UserPatch1
66
Configure advanced cache registers
67
Initialize Multi Processor APIC
68
Enable external and CPU caches
69
Setup System Management Mode (SMM) area
6A
Display external L2 cache size
6B
Load custom defaults (optional)
6C
Display shadow-area message
70
Display error messages
72
Check for configuration errors
76
Check for keyboard errors
7C
Set up hardware interrupt vectors
7D
Initialize Intelligent System Monitoring (optional)
7E
Initialize coprocessor if present
80
Disable onboard Super I/O ports and IRQs (optional)
81
Late POST device initialization
82
Detect and install external RS232 ports
83
Configure non-MCD IDE controllers
84
Detect and install external parallel ports
85
Initialize PC-compatible PnP ISA devices
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Table A-1
BIOS Post Codes (continued)
POST Code Description
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Re-initialize onboard I/O ports.
87
Configure Motherboard Configurable Devices (optional)
88
Initialize BIOS Data Area
89
Enable Non-Maskable Interrupts (NMIs)
8A
Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area
8B
Test and initialize PS/2 mouse
8C
Initialize floppy controller
8F
Determine number of ATA drives (optional)
90
Initialize hard-disk controllers
91
Initialize local-bus hard-disk controllers
92
Jump to UserPatch2
93
Build MPTABLE for multi-processor boards
95
Install CD ROM for boot
96
Clear huge ES segment register
97
Fix up Multi-processor table
98
1-2 Search for option ROMs and shadow if successful. (One long,
two short beeps on checksum failure)
99
Check for SMART Drive (optional)
9C
Set up Power Management
9D
Initialize security engine (optional)
9E
Enable hardware interrupts
9F
Determine number of ATA and SCSI drives
A0
Set time of day
A2
Check key lock
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BIOS Post Codes (continued)
POST Code Description
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A4
Initialize typematic rate
A8
Erase <ESC> prompt
AA
Scan for <ESC> key stroke
AC
Enter SETUP
AE
Clear Boot flag
B0
Check for errors
B1
Inform RomPilot about the end of POST (optional)
B2
POST done - prepare to boot operating system
B4
One short beep before boot
B5
Terminate QuietBoot (optional)
B6
Check password (optional)
B7
Initialize ACPI BIOS and PPM Structures
B9
Prepare Boot
BA
Initialize SMBIOS
BC
Clear parity checkers
BD
Display MultiBoot menu
BE
Clear screen (optional)
BF
Check virus and backup reminders
C0
Try to boot with INT 19
C1
Initialize POST Error Manager (PEM)
C2
Initialize error logging
C3
Initialize error display function
C4
Initialize system error flags
C6
Console redirection init.
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BIOS Post Codes (continued)
POST Code Description
C7
Unhook INT 10h if console redirection enabled
C8
Force check (optional)
C9
Extended ROM checksum (optional)
CD
Reclaim console redirection vector
D2
Unknown interrupt
D4
Check Intel Branding string
D8
Alert Standard Format initialization
D9
Late init for IPMI
DE
Log error if micro-code not updated properly
The following POST codes pertain to the boot block in Flash ROM
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Initialize the chipset
E1
Initialize the bridge
E2
Initialize the CPU
E3
Initialize system timer
E4
Initialize system I/O
E5
Check force recovery boot
E6
Checksum BIOS ROM
E7
Go to BIOS
E8
Set Huge Segment
E9
Initialize Multi Processor
EA
Initialize OEM special code
EB
Initialize PIC and DMA
EC
Initialize Memory type
ED
Initialize Memory size
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BIOS Post Codes (continued)
POST Code Description
EE
Shadow Boot Block
EF
System memory test
F0
Initialize interrupt vectors
F1
Initialize Run Time Clock
F2
Initialize video
F3
Initialize System Management Manager
F4
Output one beep
F5
Clear Huge Segment
F6
Boot to Mini DOS
F7
Boot to Full DOS
If BIOS detects error 2C, 2E, or 30 (base 512K RAM error), it displays an additional
word-bitmap (xxxx) indicating the address line or bits that failed. For example, “2C 0002”
means address line 1 (bit one set) has failed. “2E 1020” means data bits 12 and 5 (bits 12
and 5 set) have failed in the lower 16 bits. The BIOS also sends the bitmap to the port-80
LED display. It first displays the checkpoint code, followed by a delay, the high-order
byte, another delay, and then the loworder byte of the error. It repeats this sequence
continuously.
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Appendix B
B. IPMI 2.0 Management Utility
This section describes the baseboard management controller (BMC) intelligent platform
management interface (IPMI) 2.0 management utility. It provides basic overview
information for the application that supports remote access (KVM-over-LAN).
IPMI defines the protocols used for interfacing with an embedded service processor. This
service processor - also known as a baseboard management controller (BMC) - resides on
the node board. The BMC links to a main processor and other onboard elements using a
serial bus.
The Intelligent Management add-on card, (AOC-SIMSO+), monitors onboard
instrumentation such as temperature sensors, power status, voltages and fan speed, and
provides remote power control capabilities to reboot and/or reset the server. It also
includes remote access to the BIOS configuration and operating system console
information via serial-over-LAN (SOL) or embedded KVM capabilities. Because the
controller is a separate processor, the monitoring and control functions work regardless
of CPU operation or system power-on status.
An administrator accesses the BMC by using an IPMI-compliant management
application loaded on a PC or via a web interface on a management appliance that
includes IPMI management and KVM. The IPMI protocol leverages an out-of-band
network (typically dedicated for server monitoring and management), which provides a
a secure path for mission-critical applications when regular in-band connectivity is lost
or is unresponsive. IPMI messages follow the same format whether they are received
through an operating system or are sent and received out-of-band.
Note: Refer to Chapter 3 of the AOC-SMSO User’s Guide, Publication number
860-0472-001, for more information.
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The SIM card supports the functionality of IPMI Version 2.0. The key features include the
following:
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Supports IPMI 2.0
•
Supports Serial over LAN
•
Supports KVM over LAN
•
Supports LAN Alerting-SNMP trap
•
Supports Event Log
•
Offers operating system (OS) independency
•
Provides remote hardware health monitors.
Key features include the following:
•
•
•
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Temperature monitor
•
Fan speed monitor
•
Voltage monitor
•
Power status monitor
•
Chassis intrusion monitor
•
Remote power control to power-on, power-off or reboot a system
•
Remote access to text-based, graphic-based system information, including BIOS
configurations and OS operation information (KVM)
•
Remote management of utility/software applications
Provides Network Management Security via remote access/console redirection.
Key features include:
•
User authentication enhancement
•
Encryption support enhancement, allowing for password configuration security
to protect sensitive data transferring via Serial over LAN
Supports the following Management tools:
•
IPMIView
•
CLI (Command Line Interface)
Supports RMCP & RMCP protocols
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A BMC card (AOC-SIMSO+) is installed on each of the node boards in the
SGI Altix XE310 system. An independent I/O processor in the BMC card enables you to
access, monitor, manage and interface with systems that are in remote locations using the
local area network (LAN). The following system administration functions are available
through the BMC interface:
•
Remote Control
Click on this icon for remote access and management of video console redirection.
•
Virtual Media
Click on this icon to use virtual remote media devices.
•
System Health
Click on this icon to view and manage health monitoring for remote systems.
•
User Management
Click on this icon for User Management.
•
KVM Settings
Click on this icon to configure keyboard, Video and mouse settings.
•
Device Settings
Click on this icon to configure device settings.
•
Maintenance
Click on this icon to access, diagnose and manage hardware devices.
Network Connection
1.
Enter the IP address of the server in the address bar of your browser.
2. Once the connection is made, the Log In screen displays.
3. Enter the user name “admin” in the Username field.
4. Enter the password “admin” in the Password field and click on Login. The
following menu is displayed:
Note: Click on the refresh button to refresh the remote console preview.
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Figure B-1
BMC Remote Console
Remote Console
Note: In the Single/Synchronized Mouse Mode, the cursor icon at the bottom of the
window indicates the system that is currently active. For the Double Mouse mode, this
is the cursor for the remote host. A second mouse cursor is displayed only when you are
in Double Mouse Mode.
After you have entered the correct IP address for your remote console and typed in user
name and password, you should be connected to the remote console. When the remote
console is connected, the Remote Console window displays (refer to Figure B-1). To open
the remote console screen, you can do one of the following:
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Remote Console
1.
Click on the console icon on the upper left corner.
2. Select the link Click to Open (refer to Figure B-1).
The functions of the icons for this home page are listed below:
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Home
Click this icon to return to the Home Page.
•
Console
Click this icon to open the remote console screen.
•
Click to Open
Click this link to open the remote console screen.
•
Log-Out
Click this icon to log out.
•
Refresh
Click this icon to refresh the remote console preview screen.
•
Power On
Click this icon to power on the remote server.
•
Power down
Click this icon to power down the remote server.
•
Reset
Click this icon to reset the remote server.
•
Remote Console Preview Screen
This window displays the preview of the remote console screen. Click on this
window to go to the remote console screen.
Note: For more information about the functions of the BMC interface, refer to the
SGI Altix XE310 SIM User’s Guide, SGI publication number 860-0472-001, available from
SGI’s technical publications library at docs.sgi.com.
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Appendix C
C. Regulatory Specifications and Safety Information
This appendix presents regulatory information that may be important to the operation of your
SGI Altix XE310 server.
Manufacturer’s Regulatory Declarations
The SGI Altix XE310 products conform to several national and international specifications and
European Directives listed on the “Manufacturer’s Declaration of Conformity.” The CE insignia
displayed on each device is an indication of conformity to the European requirements.
!
Caution: Each SGI server system has several governmental and third-party approvals, licenses,
and permits. Do not modify this product in any way that is not expressly approved by SGI. If you
do, you may lose these approvals and your governmental agency authority to operate this device.
Server Model Number
The CMN (model) number for each server is printed on the system label on the unit.
CE Notice and Manufacturer's Declaration of Conformity
The “CE” symbol indicates compliance of the device to directives of the European Community.
A “Declaration of Conformity” in accordance with the standards has been made and is available
from SGI upon request.
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Electromagnetic Emissions
This section provides the contents of electromagnetic emissions notices for various countries.
FCC Notice (USA Only)
This equipment complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference.
•
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference, in which case you will be required to correct the interference at your own expense.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, you are encouraged to try to correct the
interference by using one or more of the following methods:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Caution: Changes or modifications to the equipment not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void your authority to operate the equipment.
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Manufacturer’s Regulatory Declarations
Shielded Cables
The SGI Altix XE310 product is FCC compliant under test conditions that include the use of
shielded cables between the server and its peripherals. Your server and any peripherals that you
purchase from SGI have shielded cables. Shielded cables reduce the possibility of interference
with radio, television, and other devices. If you use any cables that are not from SGI, ensure that
they are shielded. Telephone cables do not require shielding.
Optional monitor cables supplied with your server system use additional filtering molded into the
cable jacket to reduce radio frequency interference. Always use the cable that is supplied with your
system. If your monitor cable becomes damaged, obtain a replacement cable from SGI.
Electrostatic Discharge
SGI designs and tests its products to be resistant to the effects of electrostatic discharge (ESD).
ESD is a source of electromagnetic interference and can cause problems ranging from data errors
and lockups to permanent component damage.
It is important that you keep all the covers and doors, including the plastics, in place while you are
operating the server system. The shielded cables that came with the server and its peripherals
should be installed correctly, with all thumbscrews fastened securely.
An ESD wrist strap may be included with some products, such as memory or PCI upgrades. Use
the wrist strap when you install these upgrades to prevent the flow of static electricity; it is
designed to protect your system from ESD damage.
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D. System Specifications
Note: Unless noted, specifications apply to entire system (both nodes).
Table D-1
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Specification
Description
Compute nodes
Two compute nodes per chassis
Processors
Up to four Dual or Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processors, (two per node)
Front Side Bus: 1333 or 1066 MHz
CPU clock rates: (3.00 GHz - Woodcrest), (2.66, 2.33, 2.0 GHz - Clovertown)
L2 Cache: 4.0 MB for Dual-core, 8.0 MB for Quad-core
Chipset
Intel 5000P
BIOS
Phoenix BIOS® in 8 MB Flash EEPROM (per node)
Memory
16 DIMM slots to support a maximum up to 64 GB of ECC fully buffered
DIMM (FBDIMM) DDR2-667533 SDRAM (32 GB per node)
Note: Interleaved memory requires DIMMs to be installed in pairs. Refer to
“Install Memory” on page 42 for more information.
SATA controller
Intel ESB2 on-chip controller to support four 3 Gb/s serial ATA (SATA) RAID
0 and 1
SATA drive bays
Four SATA drive bays (two per node)
3.5-in. SATA drive - 250 GB, 7200 rpm - 500 GB, 7200 rpm
PCI expansion
Two low-profile PCIe x8 cards with pre-installed riser cards (1 per node)
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Specification
Description
Integrated I/O
2 x InfiniBand® ports (1 per node), optional
2 x COM ports (1 per node)
2 x VGA ports (1 per node)
2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 per node)
2 x USB ports (1 per node)
Cluster interconnects
InfiniBand or Gigabit Ethernet
Two external 4X DDR InfiniBand port (optional)
Two external Gigabit Ethernet ports (one per node)
Node board dimensions
6.5 in. x 16.4 in. (165 mm x 417 mm)
Chassis
1U rackmount
Dimensions:
Width: 17.2 in. (437 mm)
Height: 1.7 in. (43 mm)
Depth: 27.75 in. (705 mm)
Weight
Weight: 40 lb (18.2 kg)
System cooling
Six high performance 4-cm fans
System input requirements
AC Input Voltage: 200 - 240 VAC (North America/Japan/International)
Rated Input Current: 12A - 5A max
Rated Input Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
Power supply
Rated Output Power: 980 Watts
Rated Output Voltages: +12V @ 81A, +5V @ 4A
BTU rating
5173 BTUs/hr (for rated output power of 980 Watts)
Rack power requirements
Short rack: 8 kW
Tall rack: 32 kW
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SGI Altix XE310 System Specifications (continued)
Specification
Description
Operating environment
Operating Temperature: 10º to 35º C (50º to 95º F)
Non-operating Temperature: -40º to 70º C (-40º to 158º F)
Operating Relative Humidity: 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
Non-operating Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Regulatory compliances
Electromagnetic Emissions:
FCC Class A, EN 55022 Class A, EN 61000-3-2/-3-3, CISPR 22 Class A
Electromagnetic Immunity:
EN 55024/CISPR 24, (EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4,
EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-8, EN 61000-4-11)
Safety:
EN 60950/IEC 60950-Compliant
UL Listed (USA)
CUL Listed (Canada)
TUV Certified (Germany)
CE Marking (Europe)
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Appendix E
E. System Safety
Electrical Safety Precautions
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Caution: Follow these basic electrical safety precautions to protect yourself from harm
and the SGI Altix XE310 from damage.
•
Be aware of the locations of the power on/off switch on the chassis, as well as the
room’s emergency power-off switch, disconnection switch or electrical outlet. If an
electrical accident occurs, you can then quickly remove power from the system.
•
Do not work alone when working with high voltage components. Power should
always be disconnected from the system when removing or installing main system
components, such as the node boards, memory modules and processors (not SATA
drives). When disconnecting power, you should first power down the system with
the operating system first and then unplug the power cord from the power supply
unit.
•
When working around exposed electrical circuits, another person who is familiar
with the power-off controls should be nearby to switch off the power if necessary.
•
Use only one hand when working with powered-on electrical equipment. This is to
avoid making a complete circuit, which will cause electrical shock.
•
Use extreme caution when using metal tools, which can easily damage any electrical
components or circuit boards they come into contact with.
•
Do not use mats designed to decrease static electrical discharge as protection from
electrical shock. Instead, use rubber mats that have been specifically designed as
electrical insulators.
•
The power supply power cord must include a grounding plug and must be plugged
into a grounded electrical outlet.
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Node Board Battery
!
Caution: There is a danger of explosion if the onboard battery is installed upside down,
which reverses its polarity (refer to Figure E-1). This battery must be replaced only with
the same or an equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used
batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
LITHIUM BATTERY
LITHIUM BATTERY
OR
BATTERY HOLDER
BATTERY HOLDER
Figure E-1
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General Safety Precautions
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Caution: Follow these general safety precautions to protect yourself from harm and the
SGI Altix XE310 from damage.
•
Keep the area around the SGI Altix XE310 clean and free of clutter. Failure to do so
may cause the system to become overheated and damage the equipment.
•
The SGI Altix XE310 weighs approximately 40 lbs (18.2 kg) when fully loaded.
When lifting the system, two people at either end should lift slowly with their feet
spread out to distribute the weight. Always keep your back straight and lift with
your legs. Failure to use proper lifting techniques may result in personal injury or
equipment damage.
•
Place the chassis top cover and any system components that you remove on a
sturdy ESD-safe table. Failure to do so may result in equipment damage from
electrostatic discharge.
•
Do not wear loose clothing such as neckties or unbuttoned shirt sleeves which can
come into contact with electrical circuits or be pulled into a cooling fan. Failure to
do so may result in personal injury or equipment damage.
•
Remove any jewelry or metal objects from your body, which are excellent
conductors of electricity and can create short circuits. Failure to do so may result in
personal injury or equipment damage.
•
After accessing the inside of the system, close the system back up and secure it to
the rack unit with the retention screws after ensuring that all connections have been
made.
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ESD Safety Precautions
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Caution: Follow these general ESD precautions to protect the electrostatic-sensitive
devices (ESD) inside SGI Altix XE310 from damage.
Electrostatic discharge is generated by two objects with different electrical charges
coming into contact with each other. An electrical discharge is created to neutralize this
difference, which can damage electronic components and printed circuit boards. The
following measures are generally sufficient to neutralize this difference before contact is
made to protect your equipment:
•
Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•
Keep all components and printed circuit boards (PCBs) in their antistatic bags until
ready for use.
•
Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the antistatic bag.
•
Do not let components or PCBs come into contact with your clothing, which may
retain a charge even if you are wearing a wrist strap.
•
Handle a board by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules, or contacts.
•
When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•
Put the node board and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.
•
Make sure your computer chassis provides an excellent conductivity path between
each of the system components and chassis ground.
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Caution: Never operate the SGI Altix XE310 server with the chassis cover removed. The
cover must be in place to maintain proper airflow and cooling of the system components.
Operating the SGI Altix XE310 without the chassis cover in place can damage the
equipment.
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Numbers
C
3rd-party rack, installation, 18
Cautions, 10
Chassis
front view, 72
overview, 2
rear view, 72
specifications, 145
CMOS memory, 63
Connector
locations, 46
pin definitions, 51
Control panel
cabling, 73
connector, 34
LEDs, 26
switches, 25
Cooling, 23
adjusting fan speed, 75
Customer service, xxii
A
ACPI mode, 97
Air shroud, removal and installation, 45
Airflow, 23
AOC-SIMSO card, 135
ATI graphics controller, 6
ATX power connectors, 49
B
BIOS
battery backup, 89
default settings, 81
main menu, 91
POST
codes, 127
messages, 121
BMC, 135
Boot
devices, 117
setup, 96
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Date and time, 92
DIMM
banks, 43
installing, 42
slot locations, 46
sockets, 4
Disk drive
carrier, 76
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Index
installation, 76
part number, 74
replacement, 75
Documentation
available via the World Wide Web, xxi
conventions, xxii
H
Heatsink
installation procedure, 40
removal procedure, 41
I
E
Electrical safety, 149
Electromagnetic emissions, 142
Electrostatic discharge
regulatory notice, 143
ESB2
SATA controller, 4
ESD precautions, 30, 71
Ethernet ports, 6
F
Fans, 23
adjusting speed, 75
part number, 74
replacement, 75
FCC notice (USA only), 142
Front panel, 26
G
Gigabit LAN ports, 6
Graphics, 6
Ground, 12
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I2C bus
power supply, 7
IDE
controllers, 6
parameters, 93
Indicators, 26
Input power, 23
Interleaved memory, 42
I/O
panel, 6
performance, 99
I/O panel
port locations, 35
IPMI, 135
IPMI configuration, 111
J
J17 description, 49
J18 description, 49
JBT1
clear CMOS memory procedure, 63
description, 49
JF1
connector cable routing, 34
description, 49
JI2C1/JI2C2 description, JPG1 description, 49
JP10 description, 49
JPI2C description, 49
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JPL1/JPL2 description, 49
Jumper
default settings, 49
locations, 46
JWD description, 49
JWOL description, 49
JWOR description, 49
K
KVM-over-LAN, 135
L
LAN1/LAN2 description, 49
LE1 description, 50
LE2 description, 50
LE3 description, 50
LEDs
control panel, 26
NIC1, 27
NIC2, 27
overheat/fan fail, 26
SATA drive carrier, 27
POST, 89
N
NIC1 LED, 27
NIC2 LED, 27
Node board
block diagram, 5
component locations, 46
connector pin definitions, 51
default jumper settings, 49
installation, 31
LEDs, 50
locations, 26
part number, 74
power connectors, 32
precautions, 29, 35
removal, 31
specifications, 145
unpacking, 30
O
Overheat/fan fail LED, 26
P
M
Manufacturer’s declaration of conformity, 141
Manufacturer’s regulatory declarations, 141
Marketing codes, 74
Memory
branch mode, 101
cache, 98
configuration, 101
configurations, 43
installing, 42
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PCIe
configuration, 99
installing expansion cards, 47
I/O performance, 99
slots, 6
PnP cap, 36
POST
errors, 97
memory test, 89
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quickboot mode, 96
Power supply, 23
connectors, 32
overview, 7
part number, 74
replacement, 78
Power switch, 25
Primary node board, location, 26
Processor
heatsink precautions, 35
installation procedure, 36
locations, 46
Product support, xxii
R
Rack
3rd-party installation, 18
precautions, 10
RAID
configurations, 7
Regulatory compliances, 147
Regulatory declarations
manufacturer, 141
Regulatory specifications
CE notice and Manufacturer’s declaration of
conformity, 141
electromagnetic emissions, 142
electrostatic discharge, 143
FCC notice (USA) only, 142
manufacturer’s regulatory declarations, 141
shielded cables, 143
Remote console, 138
Replacement procedures
disk drive, 75
fans, 75
memory, 42
node board, 31
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power supply, 78
Reset switch, 25
S
Safety precautions, 149
SATA
backplane, 7
controller mode, 94
disk drives, 7
drive carrier LEDs, 27
overview, 4
SATA0-SATA3 description, 49
Secondary node board, location, 26
Security options, 115
Server model number, 141
Setting the date and time, 92
Setup menu, accessing, 90
SGPIO description, 49
Shielded cables
regulatory notice, 143
Shipping container, 9
SIMSO IPMI description, 49
Southbridge, 4
Specifications, 145
Standby power, 25
System time, 92
T
Technical support, xxii
Third-party rack, installation, 18
Top cover
removal, 21, 22, 31
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U
Unpacking, 9
node board, 30
UPS, 11, 23
USB0/1/2/3 description, 49
W
Warnings and Cautions, 10
Watch dog timer, 97
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