X11SPL-F
USER'S MANUAL
Revision 1.0a
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Preface
Preface
About This Manual
This manual is written for system integrators, IT technicians and knowledgeable end users.
It provides information for the installation and use of the X11SPL-F motherboard.
About This Motherboard
The Supermicro X11SPL-F motherboard supports an Intel® Xeon 81xx/61xx/51xx/41xx/31xx
series (Socket P0-LGA 3647) processor with up to 28 cores and a thermal design power (TDP)
of up to165W. Built with the Intel PCH C621 chipset, the motherboard supports 6-channel,
8-DIMM DDR4 ECC RDIMM/LRDIMM memory with speeds of up to 2666MHz. It features
such technologies as the Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O for improved security
and system reliability. The X11SPL-F includes PCI-Express 3.0 slots, SATA 3.0 ports, dual 1G
Base-T LAN support, and an M.2 slot (Type 2280 and 22110). This motherboard is ideal for
I/O intensive application and video surveillance. Please note that this motherboard is intended
to be installed and serviced by professional technicians only. For processor/memory updates,
please refer to our website at http://www.supermicro.com/products/.
Conventions Used in the Manual
Special attention should be given to the following symbols for proper installation and to prevent
damage done to the components or injury to yourself:
Warning! Indicates important information given to prevent equipment/property damage
or personal injury.
Warning! Indicates high voltage may be encountered while performing a procedure.
Important: Important information given to ensure proper system installation or to
relay safety precautions.
Note: Additional Information given to differentiate various models or provides information for proper system setup.
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Contacting Supermicro
Headquarters
Address:
Super Micro Computer, Inc.
980 Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131 U.S.A.
Tel:
+1 (408) 503-8000
Fax:
+1 (408) 503-8008
Email:
marketing@supermicro.com (General Information)
support@supermicro.com (Technical Support)
Website:
www.supermicro.com
Europe
Address:
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Tel:
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Fax:
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Email:
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Website:
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Address:
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Website:
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Preface
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1Checklist................................................................................................................................8
Quick Reference................................................................................................................11
Quick Reference Table.......................................................................................................12
Motherboard Features........................................................................................................14
1.2 Processor and Chipset Overview........................................................................................18
1.3 Special Features.................................................................................................................18
Recovery from AC Power Loss..........................................................................................18
1.4 System Health Monitoring...................................................................................................19
Onboard Voltage Monitors.................................................................................................19
Fan Status Monitor with Firmware Control........................................................................19
Environmental Temperature Control..................................................................................19
System Resource Alert......................................................................................................19
1.5 ACPI Features.....................................................................................................................19
1.6 Power Supply......................................................................................................................20
1.7 Serial Port............................................................................................................................20
Chapter 2 Installation
2.1 Static-Sensitive Devices......................................................................................................21
Precautions........................................................................................................................21
Unpacking..........................................................................................................................21
2.2 Processor and Heatsink Installation....................................................................................22
The Intel Xeon 81xx/61xx/51xx/41xx/31xx Series Processor............................................22
Overview of the Processor Carrier Assembly....................................................................23
Overview of the CPU Socket.............................................................................................23
Overview of the Processor Heatsink Module.....................................................................24
Creating the Non-F Model Processor Carrier Assembly...................................................25
Assembling the Processor Heatsink Module.....................................................................26
Preparing the CPU Socket for Installation.........................................................................27
Installing the Processor Heatsink Module..........................................................................28
Removing the Processor Heatsink Module........................................................................29
2.3 Motherboard Installation......................................................................................................30
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Tools Needed.....................................................................................................................30
Location of Mounting Holes...............................................................................................30
Installing the Motherboard.................................................................................................31
2.4 Memory Support and Installation........................................................................................32
Memory Support.................................................................................................................32
DIMM Module Population Sequence.................................................................................33
DIMM Installation...............................................................................................................34
DIMM Removal..................................................................................................................34
2.5 Rear I/O Ports.....................................................................................................................35
2.6 Front Control Panel.............................................................................................................40
2.7Connectors..........................................................................................................................45
Power Connections............................................................................................................45
Headers..............................................................................................................................47
2.8 Jumper Settings..................................................................................................................56
How Jumpers Work............................................................................................................56
2.9 LED Indicators.....................................................................................................................59
Chapter 3 Troubleshooting
3.1 Troubleshooting Procedures...............................................................................................62
Before Power On...............................................................................................................62
No Power...........................................................................................................................62
No Video............................................................................................................................63
System Boot Failure ........................................................................................................63
Memory Errors...................................................................................................................63
Losing the System's Setup Configuration..........................................................................64
When the System Becomes Unstable...............................................................................64
3.2 Technical Support Procedures............................................................................................66
3.3 Frequently Asked Questions...............................................................................................67
3.4 Battery Removal and Installation........................................................................................68
Battery Removal.................................................................................................................68
Proper Battery Disposal.....................................................................................................68
Battery Installation..............................................................................................................68
3.5 Returning Merchandise for Service.....................................................................................69
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Chapter 4 BIOS
4.1Introduction..........................................................................................................................70
4.2 Main Setup..........................................................................................................................71
4.3 Advanced Setup Configurations..........................................................................................73
4.4 Event Logs........................................................................................................................100
4.5IPMI...................................................................................................................................102
4.6Security..............................................................................................................................105
4.7Boot ..................................................................................................................................109
4.8 Save & Exit........................................................................................................................112
Appendix A BIOS Codes
Appendix B Software Installation
B.1 Installing Software Programs............................................................................................116
B.2SuperDoctor® 5..................................................................................................................117
Appendix C Standardized Warning Statements
Battery Handling...............................................................................................................118
Product Disposal..............................................................................................................120
Appendix D UEFI BIOS Recovery
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Chapter 1
Introduction
Congratulations on purchasing your computer motherboard from an industry leader.
Supermicro motherboards are designed to provide you with the highest standards in quality
and performance.
In additon to the motherboard, several important parts that are included in the retail box are
listed below. If anything listed is damaged or missing, please contact your retailer.
1.1Checklist
Main Parts List
Description
Part Number
Quantity
Supermicro Motherboard
X11SPL-F
1
I/O Shield
MCP-260-00109-0N
1
SATA Cables
CBL-0044L
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Quick Reference Guide
MNL-1950-QRG
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Important Links
For your system to work properly, please follow the links below to download all necessary
drivers/utilities and the user’s manual for your server.
•Supermicro product manuals: http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/
•Product drivers and utilities: ftp://ftp.supermicro.com
•Product safety info: http://www.supermicro.com/about/policies/safety_information.cfm
•If you have any questions, please contact our support team at: support@supermicro.com
This manual may be periodically updated without notice. Please check the Supermicro website
for possible updates to the manual revision level.
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Figure 1-1. X11SPL-F Motherboard Image
Note: All graphics shown in this manual were based upon the latest PCB revision
available at the time of publication of the manual. The motherboard you received may
or may not look exactly the same as the graphics shown in this manual.
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COM1
VGA
FAN5
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
X11SPL-F
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
BIOS
LICENSE
JOH1
JF1
PWR RST
ON
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
NIC
2
NIC
1
+
X NMI
JSD2
JPI2C1
JSTBY1
FAN1
FAN2
JTPM1
JNVI2C1
JPWR2
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
USB6/7
USB12(3.0)
I-SATA0
FAN4
FANA
JPME2
FANB
I-SATA1
JL1
Note: Components not documented are for internal testing only.
JVRM1
USB8/9(3.0)
UID-SW
UID-LED
JLAN1
JLAN2
JPL2
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
I-SGPIO1
JF1
JSD1
10
FAN3
LEDPWR
LE3
I-SATA7
IPMI CODE
I-SATA4
MH10
SP1
USB10/11(3.0)
JRK1
I-SATA6
BAR CODE
I-SATA2
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
I-SATA5
MAC CODE
Intel
C621
I-SATA3
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
I-SGPIO2
JPG1
USB4/5
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
LEDBMC
LAN1
LAN2
ASpeed
AST2500
CPU
JWD1
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Figure 1-2. X11SPL-F Motherboard Layout
(not drawn to scale)
USB2/3
MH11
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Quick Reference
USB8/9 (3.0)
UID-LED
IPMI_LAN
SLOT4
UID-SW
USB0/1
SLOT3 SLOT5 SLOT6
COM1
VGA
LAN1
LAN2
SLOT7
SLOT2
JPL2
LEDBMC
JPL1
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
JLAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
LAN1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
DIMMD2
DIMMD1
DIMME1
DIMMF1
+
SP1
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
JRK1
JOH1
CPU
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
JPI2C1
JSD2
JF1
LE3 BT1
I-SATA0
JNVI2C1
JTPM1
JBT1
FAN4
I-SATA1
USB6/7
JPME2
FAN3
JSD1
USB12 (3.0)
FANA
FAN2
FANB
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
LEDPWR
JPWR1
JPI2C1
FAN1
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
FAN3
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
JTPM1
FANA
JPME2
FANB
I-SATA1
LE3
USB12(3.0)
USB6/7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
BAR CODE
PS
FAIL
+
Intel
C621
JSD2
JL1
JSD1
FAN5
JVRM1
DIMMC1
DIMMB1
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
USB2/3
I-SGPIO1
MH10
USB10/11 (3.0)
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
USB4/5
JOH1
JIPMB1 JRK1
S-SGPIO1
S-SGPIO2I-SGPIO2
I-SATA2 I-SATA2
I-SATA3 I-SATA3
I-SATA4 I-SATA4
I-SATA5 I-SATA5
I-SATA6 I-SATA6
I-SATA7 I-SATA7
JL1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JD1
JPG1
JWD1
JWD1
JPG1
JLAN2
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
LEDBMC
COM2
COM1
VGA
LAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
SLOT1
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
JPWR2
JSTBY1
FAN1
Notes:
•See
Chapter 2 for detailed information on jumpers, I/O ports, and JF1 front panel connections.
•" " indicates the location of Pin 1.
•Jumpers/LED indicators not indicated are used for testing only.
•Use only the correct type of onboard CMOS battery as specified by the manufacturer. Do
not install the onboard battery upside down to avoid possible explosion.
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Quick Reference Table
Jumper
Description
Default Setting
JBT1
CMOS Clear
Open (Normal)
JPG1
VGA Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPL1
LAN1 Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPL2
LAN2 Enable/Disable
Pins 1-2 (Enabled)
JPME2
ME Manufacturing Mode
Pins 1-2 (Normal)
JWD1
Watchdog Timer
Pins 1-2 (Reset)
LED
Description
Status
LE3
M.2 LED
Blinking Green: Device Working
LEDBMC
BMC Heartbeat LED
Blinking Green: BMC Normal
LEDPWR
Onboard Power LED
Solid Green: Power On
UID-LED
Unit Identifier (UID) LED
Solid Blue: Unit Identified
Connector
Description
BT1
Onboard Battery
COM1, COM2
COM Port, COM Header
FAN1 ~ FAN5, FANA/FANB
CPU/System Fan Headers
IPMI_LAN
Dedicated IPMI LAN Port
I-SATA0 ~ I-SATA7
Intel® PCH SATA 3.0 Ports (with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10)
I-SGPIO1, I-SGPIO2
Serial Link General Purpose I/O Connection Headers
JD1
Speaker/Power LED Indicator (Pins 1-3: Power LED, Pins 4-7: Speaker)
JF1
Front Control Panel Header
JIPMB1
4-pin BMC External I2C Header (for an IPMI Card)
JL1
Chassis Intrusion Header
JNVI C1
NVMe I2C Header
JOH1
Overheat LED Indicator
JPI C1
Power System Management Bus (SMB) I2C Header
JPWR1
8-pin 12V CPU Power Connector
JPWR2
24-pin ATX Power Connector
JRK1
Intel RAID Key Header
JSD1, JSD2
SATA DOM Power Connectors
JSTBY1
Standby Power Header
JTPM1
Trusted Platform Module/Port 80 Connector
JVRM1
VRM SMBus Header (for programming use)
LAN1, LAN2
Dual 1G Base-T Ports
M.2
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 x4 or SATA 3.0 Slot (Supports M-Key 2280 and 22110)
MH10, MH11
M.2 Mounting Holes
2
2
Note: Table is continued on the next page.
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Connector
Description
SLOT1
PCH PCI-E 3.0 x4 (in x8) Slot
SLOT2, SLOT3, SLOT5, SLOT7
CPU PCI-E 3.0 x8 Slot
SLOT4, SLOT6
CPU PCI-E 3.0 x8 (in x16) Slot
SP1
Internal Speaker/Buzzer
UID-SW
Unit Identifier (UID) Switch
USB0/1
Back Panel Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 Ports
USB2/3, USB4/5, USB6/7
Front Accessible USB 2.0 Headers
USB8/9
Back Panel USB 3.0 Ports
USB10/11
Front Accessible USB 3.0 Header
USB12
USB 3.0 Type-A Header
VGA
VGA Port
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Motherboard Features
Motherboard Features
CPU
• Supports
an Intel® Xeon 81xx/61xx/51xx/41xx/31xx series (Socket P0-LGA 3647) processor with up to 28 cores and a
thermal design power (TDP) of up to 165W
Note: The X11SPL-F motherboard does not support FPGA or Fabric processors.
Memory
• Up to 256GB of RDIMM, 512GB of LRDIMM, and 1TB of 3DS LRDIMM DDR4 (288-pin) ECC memory with speeds of up
to 2666MHz in eight memory slots
Note: Memory speed support depends on the processors used in the system.
DIMM Size
• Up to 128GB at 1.2V
Note: For the latest CPU/memory updates, please refer to our website at http://www.supermicro.com/products/
motherboard.
Chipset
• Intel PCH C621
Expansion Slots
• One (1) PCI-Express 3.0 x4 (in x8) Slot (PCH SLOT1)
• Four (4) PCI-Express 3.0 x8 Slots (CPU SLOT2, SLOT3, SLOT5, SLOT7)
• Two (2) PCI-Express 3.0 x8 (in x16) Slot (CPU SLOT4, SLOT6)
Network
• Intel Ethernet Controller i210 + i210 for Dual 1G BASE-T Ports
• One (1) Dedicated IPMI LAN located on the rear I/O panel
Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)
• ASpeed AST2500 BMC
Graphics
• Graphics controller via ASpeed AST2500 BMC
I/O Devices
• Serial (COM) Port
• SATA 3.0
• Video (VGA) Port
• One (1) serial port on the rear I/O panel (COM1)
• One (1) front accessible serial port header (COM2)
• Eight (8) SATA 3.0 ports at 6Gb/s (I-SATA0 ~ I-SATA7 with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10)
• One (1) VGA connection on the rear I/O panel
Note: The table above is continued on the next page.
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Motherboard Features
Peripheral Devices
• Two (2) USB 2.0 ports on the rear I/O panel (USB0/1)
• Two (2) USB 3.0 ports on the rear I/O panel (USB8/9)
• Three (3) front accessible USB 2.0 headers with two (2) USB connections (USB2/3, USB4/5, USB6/7)
• One (1) front accessible USB 3.0 header with two (2 ) USB connections (USB10/11)
• One (1) USB 3.0 Type-A header (USB12)
BIOS
• 256Mb AMI BIOS® SPI Flash ROM
• ACPI 6.0, Plug and Play (PnP), BIOS
rescue hot-key, SPI dual/quad speed support, riser card auto detection support,
real time clock (RTC) wakeup, and SMBIOS 3.0 or later
Power Management
• ACPI power management
• Power button override mechanism
• Power-on mode for AC power recovery
• Wake-On LAN
• Power supply monitoring
System Health Monitoring
• Onboard voltage monitoring for +1.8V, +3.3V, +5V, +/-12V, +3.3V stdby, +5V stdby, VBAT, HT, memory, PCH temperature,
system temperature, and memory temperature
• 5 CPU switch phase voltage regulator
• CPU thermal trip support
• Platform Environment Configuration Interface (PECI)/TSI
Fan Control
• Fan status monitoring via IPMI connections
• Single cooling zone
• Low-noise fan speed control
• Seven (7) 4-pin fan headers
System Management
• Trusted Platform Module (TPM) support
• SuperDoctor® 5
• Redundant power supply unit detection sensor
• Chassis intrusion header and detection
• Server Platform Service
LED Indicators
• CPU/system overheat LED
• Power/suspend-state indicator LED
• Fan failed LED
• UID/remote UID
• HDD activity LED
• LAN activity LED
Note: The table above is continued on the next page.
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Motherboard Features
Dimensions
• 12" (W) x 9.6" (L) ATX (304.8mm x 243.84mm)
Note 1: The CPU maximum thermal design power (TDP) is subject to chassis and
heatsink cooling restrictions. For proper thermal management, please check the chassis and heatsink specifications for proper CPU TDP sizing.
Note 2: For IPMI configuration instructions, please refer to the Embedded IPMI Configuration User's Guide available at http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/.
Note 3: It is strongly recommended that you change BMC log-in information upon initial system power-on. The manufacture default username is ADMIN and the password
is ADMIN. For proper BMC configuration, please refer to http://www.supermicro.com/
products/info/files/IPMI/Best_Practices_BMC_Security.pdf.
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Figure 1-3.
System Block Diagram
VCCP0 12v
VR13
5+1 PHASE
165W
PCI-E X8 G3
SLOT 5
RJ45
LAN1
i210AT
PCI-E X1 G2
Intel
PCH
(C621)
#7
#6
Front USB2.0 x 6
ESPI
ESPI
Header
USB2.0 #0,1
Rear USB2.0 x 2
#13 USB2.0
USB 3.0
Switch
SPI(Reserved)
COM2
Header
USB 2.0
USB
USB 2.0
#5
USB 2.0
SPI
Front USB3.0 x 2
Type A USB3.0
SPI
TPM HEADER
Debug Card
USB
BMC
AST2500
USB2.0 #3,6
USB2.0 #4,5
USB2.0 #7,9
USB
PCI-E X1 G2
COM1
Connector
PCI-E X8
6.0 Gb/S
SLOT 6
SATA
#8~11
USB
RGRMII
#0~3
PCIe
RMII/NCSI
PCI-E X1 G2
VGA CONN
#7
#6
#5
#4
#3
#2
#1
#0
USB
PCI-E X8
PCI-E X4 G3 (SATA X1)
LAN2
i210AT
SPI
PCI-E X8 G3
DMI3
RJ45
DDR4
SLOT 7
PCI-E X4 G3
SLOT 1
LAN3
RTL8211FD-CG
PCI-E X8
PCI-E X8 G3
PCI-E X8 G3
M.2 SSD
BMC Boot Flash
DDRIV
2133/2666
DDRIV
2133/2666
SOCKET ID:0
#3A #3B #1B #2B DMI3 #2A #1A
PCI-E X8 G3
SLOT 4
RJ45
VCCP0
SNB CORE
DDR-IV
PECI:30
PCI-E X8 G3
PCI-E X16
PCI-E X8
SLOT 3
PCI-E X8
SLOT 2
#F-1
#E-1
#D-2
#D-1
PCI-E X16
#C-1
#B-1
#A-2
#A-1
BIOS
Temp Sensor
W83773G local and remote at SMBUS
FRONT PANEL
Rear USB3.0 x 2
SYSTEM POWER
FAN SPEED
CTRL
Note: This is a general block diagram and may not exactly represent the features on
your motherboard. See the previous pages for the actual specifications of your motherboard.
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1.2Processor and Chipset Overview
Built upon the functionality and capability of the Intel® Xeon 81xx/61xx/51xx/41xx/31xx series
(Socket P0-LGA 3647) processor and the Intel PCH C621 chipset, the X11SPL-F motherboard
provides system performance, power efficiency, and feature sets to address the needs of
next-generation computer users. This motherboard is the perfect solution for I/O intensive
application and video surveillance.
The Intel PCH C621 chipset supports the following features:
•DDR4 288-pin memory support
•Intel Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise
•ACPI Power Management
•Digital Media Interface (DMI)
•Management Engine (ME)
•SMBus speeds of up to 400KHz for BMC connectivity
•Improved I/O capabilities to high-storage-capacity configurations
•SPI Enhancements
•Intel® Node Manager 3.0 for advanced power monitoring, capping, and management for
BMC enhancement (see note below).
•BMC supports remote management, virtualization, and the security package for enterprise
platforms
Note: Node Manager support depends on the power supply used in your system.
1.3Special Features
Recovery from AC Power Loss
The Basic I/O System (BIOS) provides a setting that determines how the system will respond
when AC power is lost and then restored to the system. You can choose for the system to
remain powered off (in which case you must press the power switch to turn it back on), or
for it to automatically return to the power-on state. See the Advanced BIOS Setup section
for this setting. The default setting is Last State.
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1.4System Health Monitoring
Onboard Voltage Monitors
An onboard voltage monitor will scan the voltages of onboard chipset, memory, CPU, and
battery continuously. Once a voltage becomes unstable, a warning is given, or an error
message is sent to the screen. The user can adjust the voltage thresholds to define the
sensitivity of the voltage monitor.
Fan Status Monitor with Firmware Control
The system health monitor embedded in the BMC chip can check the RPM status of the
cooling fans. The CPU and chassis fans are controlled via lPMI.
Environmental Temperature Control
System Health sensors monitor temperatures and voltage settings of onboard processors
and the system in real time via the IPMI interface. Whenever the temperature of the CPU or
the system exceeds a user-defined threshold, system/CPU cooling fans will be turned on to
prevent the CPU or the system from overheating.
Note: To avoid possible system overheating, please be sure to provide adequate airflow to your system.
System Resource Alert
This feature is available when used with SuperDoctor 5® in the Windows OS or in the Linux
environment. SuperDoctor is used to notify the user of certain system events. For example,
you can configure SuperDoctor to provide you with warnings when the system temperature,
CPU temperatures, voltages and fan speeds go beyond a predefined range.
1.5ACPI Features
ACPI stands for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. The ACPI specification defines
a flexible and abstract hardware interface that provides a standard way to integrate power
management features throughout a computer system, including its hardware, operating
system and application software. This enables the system to automatically turn on and off
peripherals such as CD-ROMs, network cards, hard disk drives and printers.
In addition to enabling operating system-directed power management, ACPI also provides a
generic system event mechanism for Plug and Play, and an operating system-independent
interface for configuration control. ACPI leverages the Plug and Play BIOS data structures,
while providing a processor architecture-independent implementation that is compatible with
Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 2012 Operating Systems.
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1.6Power Supply
As with all computer products, a stable power source is necessary for proper and reliable
operation. It is even more important for processors that have high CPU clock rates.
The X11SPL-F motherboard accommodates a 24-pin ATX power supply. Although most power
supplies generally meet the specifications required by the CPU, some are inadequate. In
addition, one 12V 8-pin power connection is also required to ensure adequate power supply
to the system.
Warning: To avoid damaging the power supply or the motherboard, be sure to use a
power supply that contains a 24-pin and an 8-pin power connector. Be sure to connect
the power supplies to the 24-pin power connector (JPWR2), and the 8-pin power connector (JPWR1) on the motherboard. Failure in doing so may void the manufacturer
warranty on your power supply and motherboard.
It is strongly recommended that you use a high quality power supply that meets ATX power
supply Specification 2.02 or above. It must also be SSI compliant. (For more information,
please refer to the website at http://www.ssiforum.org/). Additionally, in areas where noisy
power transmission is present, you may choose to install a line filter to shield the computer
from noise. It is recommended that you also install a power surge protector to help avoid
problems caused by power surges.
1.7Serial Port
The X11SPL-F motherboard supports two serial communication connections. COM Ports 1
and 2 can be used for input/output. The UART provides legacy speeds with a baud rate of
up to 115.2 Kbps as well as an advanced speed with baud rates of 250 K, 500 K, or 1 Mb/s,
which support high-speed serial communication devices.
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Chapter 2
Installation
2.1Static-Sensitive Devices
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage electronic com­ponents. To avoid damaging your
system board, it is important to handle it very carefully. The following measures are generally
sufficient to protect your equipment from ESD.
Precautions
•Use a grounded wrist strap designed to prevent static discharge.
•Touch a grounded metal object before removing the board from the antistatic bag.
•Handle the motherboard by its edges only; do not touch its components, peripheral chips,
memory modules or gold contacts.
•When handling chips or modules, avoid touching their pins.
•Put the motherboard and peripherals back into their antistatic bags when not in use.
•For grounding purposes, make sure your computer chassis provides excellent conductivity
between the power supply, the case, the mounting fasteners and the motherboard.
•Use
only the correct type of onboard CMOS battery. Do not install the onboard battery
upside down to avoid possible explosion.
Unpacking
The motherboard is shipped in antistatic packaging to avoid static damage. When unpacking
the motherboard, make sure that the person handling it is static protected.
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2.2 Processor and Heatsink Installation
The processor (CPU) and processor carrier should be assembled together first to form
the processor carrier assembly. This will be attached to the heatsink to form the processor
heatsink module (PHM) before being installed onto the CPU socket.
Notes:
•Use ESD protection.
•Unplug the AC power cord from all power supplies after shutting down the system.
•Check that the plastic protective cover is on the CPU socket and none of the socket pins
are bent. If they are, contact your retailer.
•When handling the processor, avoid touching or placing direct pressure on the LGA lands
(gold contacts). Improper installation or socket misalignment can cause serious damage
to the processor or CPU socket, which may require manufacturer repairs.
•Thermal grease is pre-applied on a new heatsink. No additional thermal grease is needed.
•Refer to the Supermicro website for updates on processor support.
•All graphics in this manual are for illustrations only. Your components may look different.
The Intel Xeon 81xx/61xx/51xx/41xx/31xx Series Processor
Non-Fabric Model
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Overview of the Processor Carrier Assembly
The processor carrier assembly contains the Intel Xeon Non-Fabric (Non-F) processor and
a processor carrier.
1. Non-F Processor
2. Processor Carrier
Overview of the CPU Socket
The CPU socket is protected by a plastic protective cover.
1. Plastic Protective Cover
2. CPU Socket
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Overview of the Processor Heatsink Module
The Processor Heatsink Module (PHM) contains a heatsink, a processor carrier, and the
Intel Xeon Non-Fabric (Non-F) processor.
1. Heatsink with Thermal Grease
2. Processor Carrier
3. Non-F Processor
Processor Heatsink Module
Bottom View
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Creating the Non-F Model Processor Carrier Assembly
To install a Non-F model processor into the processor carrier, follow the steps below:
1. Hold the processor with the LGA lands (gold contacts) facing up. Locate the small, gold
triangle in the corner of the processor and the corresponding hollowed triangle on the
processor carrier. These triangles indicate pin 1. See the images below.
2. Using the triangles as a guide, carefully align and place Point A of the processor into
Point A of the carrier. Then gently flex the other side of the carrier for the processor to fit
into Point B.
3. Examine all corners to ensure that the processor is firmly attached to the carrier.
B
CPU (Upside Down)
with CPU LGA Lands up
Align Point B of the CPU and
Point B of the Processor Carrier
A
Pin 1
B
Align Point A of the CPU and
Point A of the Processor Carrier
Processor Carrier
(Upside Down)
A
Align CPU Pin 1
Allow carrier to
latch onto CPU
B
A
Allow carrier to
latch onto CPU
Pin 1
Processor Carrier Assembly (Non-F Model)
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Assembling the Processor Heatsink Module
After creating the processor carrier assembly for the Non-F model processor, mount it onto
the heatsink to create the processor heatsink module (PHM):
1. Note the label on top of the heatsink, which marks the heatsink mounting holes as 1,
2, 3, and 4. If this is a new heatsink, the thermal grease has been pre-applied on the
underside. Otherwise, apply the proper amount of thermal grease.
2. Turn the heatsink over with the thermal grease facing up. Hold the processor carrier
assembly so the processor's gold contacts are facing up, then align the triangle on the
assembly with hole 1 of the heatsink. Press the processor carrier assembly down. The
plastic clips of the assembly will lock outside of holes 1 and 2, while the remaining clips
will snap into their corresponding holes.
3. Examine all corners to ensure that the plastic clips on the processor carrier assembly
are firmly attached to the heatsink.
Non-Fabric Processor Carrier Assembly
(Upside Down)
2
Triangle on the CPU
2
1
Triangle on the
Processor Carrier
Heatsink
(Upside Down)
1
2
1
Plastic clips 1 and 2 lock
outside the heatsink’s
mounting holes
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Remaining plastic clips snap
into the other corner holes
of the heatsink
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Preparing the CPU Socket for Installation
This motherboard comes with a plastic protective cover installed on the CPU socket. Remove
it from the socket to install the Processor Heatsink Module (PHM). Gently pull up one corner
of the plastic protective cover to remove it.
CPU Socket with Plastic Protective Cover
Remove the plastic protective
cover from the CPU socket.
Do not touch or bend
the socket pins.
Socket Pins
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Installing the Processor Heatsink Module
After assembling the Processor Heatsink Module (PHM), install the PHM onto the CPU socket:
1. Align hole 1 of the heatsink with the printed triangle on the CPU socket. See the left
image below.
2. Make sure all four holes of the heatsink are aligned with the socket before gently placing
the heatsink on top.
3. With a T30 Torx-bit screwdriver, gradually tighten screws #1 - #4 to ensure even
pressure. The order of the screws is shown on the label on top of the heatsink. To
avoid damaging the processor or socket, do not use a force greater than 12 lbf-in when
tightening the screws.
4. Examine all corners to ensure that the PHM is firmly attached to the socket.
Oval C
Oval D
Use a torque
of 12 lbf-in
Large Guide Post
T30 Torx Screwdriver
#4
#2
#1
Small Guide Post
#3
Printed Triangle
Mounting the Processor Heatsink Module
onto the CPU socket (on the motherboard)
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Tighten the screws in
the sequence of 1, 2, 3, 4
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Removing the Processor Heatsink Module
Before removing the processor heatsink module (PHM) from the motherboard, unplug the
AC power cord from all power supplies after shutting down the system. Then follow the steps
below:
1. Use a T30 Torx-bit screwdriver to loosen the four screws in a backwards sequence of
#4, #3, #2, and #1.
2. Gently lift the PHM upwards to remove it from the socket.
Remove the screws in
the sequence of 4, 3, 2, 1
#4
#1
#2
#3
CPU Socket
Printed Triangle on Motherboard
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After removing the screws,
lift the Processor Heatsink
Module off the CPU socket.
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2.3Motherboard Installation
All motherboards have standard mounting holes to fit different types of chassis. Make sure
that the locations of all the mounting holes for both the motherboard and the chassis match.
Although a chassis may have both plastic and metal mounting fasteners, metal ones are
highly recommended because they ground the motherboard to the chassis. Make sure that
the metal standoffs click in or are screwed in tightly.
Tools Needed
Phillips
Screwdriver
(1)
Phillips Screws
(9)
JLAN1
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
JD1
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPG1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JWD1
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
LAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
JLAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
COM1
VGA
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
Standoffs (9)
Only if Needed
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
JOH1
I-SGPIO1
JRK1
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
BAR CODE
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
JPI2C1
FAN1
FAN2
FAN3
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
JF1
FAN4
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
I-SATA5
+
JSD2
I-SATA4
Intel
C621
USB12(3.0)
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
I-SGPIO2
Location of Mounting Holes
Note: 1) To avoid damaging the motherboard and its components, please do not use
a force greater than 8 lbf-in on each mounting screw during motherboard installation.
2) Some components are very close to the mounting holes. Please take precautionary measures to avoid damaging these components when installing the motherboard
to the chassis.
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Installing the Motherboard
1. Install the I/O shield into the back of the chassis.
2. Locate the mounting holes on the motherboard. See the previous page for the location.
3. Locate the matching mounting holes on the chassis. Align the mounting holes on the
motherboard against the mounting holes on the chassis.
4. Install standoffs in the chassis as needed.
5. Install the motherboard into the chassis carefully to avoid damaging other motherboard
components.
6. Using the Phillips screwdriver, insert a Phillips head #6 screw into a mounting hole on
the motherboard and its matching mounting hole on the chassis.
7. Repeat Step 5 to insert #6 screws into all mounting holes.
8. Make sure that the motherboard is securely placed in the chassis.
Note: Images displayed are for illustration only. Your chassis or components might
look different from those shown in this manual.
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2.4Memory Support and Installation
Note: Check the Supermicro website for recommended memory modules.
Important: Exercise extreme care when installing or removing DIMM modules to prevent any possible damage.
Memory Support
The X11SPL-F supports up to 256GB of RDIMM, 512GB of LRDIMM, and 1TB of 3DS
LRDMIMM DDR4 (288-pin) ECC memory with speeds of up to 2666MHz in eight memory
slots. Refer to the table below for additional memory information.
Type
Ranks
Per DIMM
and Data
Width
DIMM Capacity
(GB)
1 Slot Per
Channel
DRAM Density
4Gb
8Gb
RDIMM
SRx4
8GB
16GB
RDIMM
SRx8
4GB
8GB
RDIMM
DRx8
8GB
16GB
RDIMM
DRx4
16GB
32GB
QRx4
N/A
2H-64GB
8Rx4
N/A
4H-128GB
LRDIMM
QRx4
32GB
64GB
LRDIMM
3DS
QRx4
N/A
2H-64GB
8Rx4
N/A
4H-128GB
RDIMM
3DS
Speed (MT/s); Voltage (V);
Slot Per Channel (SPC)
and DIMM Per Channel (DPC)
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2 Slots Per Channel
1DPC
1DPC
2DPC
1.2V
1.2V
1.2V
2666
2666
2666
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DIMM Module Population Sequence
When installing memory modules, the DIMM slots should be populated in the following order:
DIMMA1, DIMMD1, DIMMB1, DIMME1, DIMMC1, DIMMF1, DIMMA2, DIMMD2.
•The blue slots must be populated first.
•Only populate DIMMA2 and DIMMD2 if the extra memory support is needed.
•Always use DDR4 DIMM modules of the same type, size and speed.
•Mixed
DIMM speeds can be installed. However, all DIMMs will run at the speed of the
slowest DIMM.
•The motherboard will support odd-numbered modules (1 or 3 modules installed). However,
to achieve the best memory performance, a balanced memory population is recommended.
JLAN1
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
LAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
JD1
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPG1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JWD1
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
JLAN2
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
COM1
VGA
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
JOH1
I-SGPIO1
JRK1
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
IPMI CODE
X NMI
DIMMD2
DIMMD1
DIMME1
DIMMF1
JPI2C1
FAN1
FAN2
FAN4
DIMMC1
DIMMB1
DIMMA1
DIMMA2
FAN3
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
JF1
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
LEDPWR
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BAR CODE
UID
LED
USB12(3.0)
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
I-SATA5
+
JSD2
I-SATA4
Intel
C621
PS
FAIL
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
I-SGPIO2
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USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
JOH1
JRK1
I-SGPIO1
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
BAR CODE
PS
FAIL
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
4. Align the notches on both ends of the
module against the receptive points on the
ends of the slot.
Notches
6. Press the release tabs to the lock positions
to secure the DIMM module into the slot.
Release Tabs
DIMM Removal
Press both release tabs on the ends of the
DIMM module to unlock it. Once the DIMM
module is loosened, remove it from the
memory slot.
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Press both notches
straight down into
the memory slot.
FAN1
3. Align the key of the DIMM module with the
receptive point on the memory slot.
JPI2C1
FAN3
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
JSD2
I-SATA5
+
Intel
C621
USB12(3.0)
I-SATA2
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
I-SGPIO2
I-SATA4
5. Press the notches on both ends of the
module straight down into the slot until the
module snaps into place.
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
JPG1
JWD1
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
JLAN1
JVRM1
LAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
JLAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
I-SATA3
2. Push the release tabs outwards on both
ends of the DIMM slot to unlock it.
COM1
VGA
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
COM2
1. Insert the desired number of DIMMs into
the memory slots in the following order:
DIMMA1, DIMMD1, DIMMB1, DIMME1,
DIMMC1, DIMMF1, DIMMA2, DIMMD2.
For the best performance, please use the
memory modules of the same type and
speed.
UID-SW
UID-LED
DIMM Installation
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2.5Rear I/O Ports
See Figure 2-1 below for the locations and descriptions of the various I/O ports on the rear
of the motherboard.
FAN5
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
CPU
USB8/9(3.0)
JLAN1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JPG1
JWD1
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
LAN1
JLAN2
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
COM1
VGA
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
JOH1
JRK1
I-SGPIO1
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
BAR CODE
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
IPMI CODE
X NMI
JPI2C1
FAN3
FAN1
FAN2
JF1
FAN4
LEDPWR
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
I-SATA5
USB12(3.0)
+
Intel
C621
JSD2
I-SATA4
PS
FAIL
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
I-SGPIO2
Figure 2-1. I/O Port Locations and Definitions
2
5
3
1
6
7
8
4
#
Description
#
Description
1
COM Port 1
6
USB8 (3.0)
2
Dedicated IPMI LAN
7
LAN1
3
USB1
8
LAN2
4
USB0
9
VGA Port
5
USB9 (3.0)
10
UID Switch
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COM Ports
Two COM connections (COM1, COM2) are located on the motherboard. COM1 is located on
the I/O back panel. COM2 is located next to PCI-E Slot 1.
COM Port
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
1
DCD
6
DSR
2
RXD
7
RTS
3
TXD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
Ground
10
N/A
VGA Port
A video (VGA) port is located next to LAN2 on the I/O back panel. Refer to the board layout
below for the location.
COM1
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
JOH1
JRK1
I-SGPIO1
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
BAR CODE
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
FAN1
36
JPI2C1
FAN3
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
USB12(3.0)
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
I-SATA5
+
JSD2
I-SATA4
Intel
C621
PS
FAIL
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
I-SGPIO2
2. COM2
3. VGA Port
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JPG1
JWD1
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
1. COM1
FAN5
JLAN1
JVRM1
LAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
UID-SW
UID-LED
VGA
JLAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
2
1
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
3
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LAN Ports
Two Gigabit Ethernet ports (LAN1, LAN2) are located on the I/O back panel. In addition, a
dedicated IPMI LAN is located above the USB0/1 ports on the back panel. All of these ports
accept RJ45 cables. Please refer to the LED Indicator section for LAN LED information.
IPMI LAN
Pin Definition
LAN Port
Pin Definition
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
9
TD1+
13
YEL+
11
TX1-
20
YEL+
10
TD1-
14
YEL-
10
TX1+
19
YEL-
7
TD2+
13
TX2-
8
TD2-
12
TX2+
22
ORG-/GRN+
5
TD3+
11
GRN+/ORG-
15
TX3-
21
ORG+/GRN-
6
TD3-
12
GRN-/ORG+
14
TX3+
3
TD4+
15
CG1
17
TX4-
23
SGND
4
TD4-
16
CG2
16
TX4+
24
SGND
2
VCC
1
GND
9
VCC
25
SGND
18
GND
26
SGND
2
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
JOH1
JRK1
I-SGPIO1
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
BAR CODE
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
FAN1
37
JPI2C1
FAN3
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
USB12(3.0)
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
I-SATA5
+
Intel
C621
JSD2
I-SATA4
PS
FAIL
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
I-SGPIO2
2. LAN2
3. IPMI LAN
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JPG1
JWD1
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
JLAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
LAN1
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
1. LAN1
COM1
JLAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
3
VGA
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
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Universal Serial Bus (USB) Ports
There are two USB 2.0 ports (USB0/1) and two USB 3.0 ports (USB8/9) located on the I/O
back panel. The motherboard also has three front accessible USB 2.0 headers (USB2/3,
USB4/5, and USB6/7) and one front accessible USB 3.0 header (USB10/11). The USB12
header is USB 3.0 Type-A. The onboard headers can be used to provide front side USB
access with a cable (not included).
Back Panel USB 0/1 (2.0)
Pin Definitions
Front Panel USB 2/3, 4/5, and 6/7 (2.0)
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V
5
+5V
1
+5V
2
+5V
2
USB_N
6
USB_N
3
USB_N
4
USB_N
3
USB_P
7
USB_P
5
USB_P
6
USB_P
4
Ground
8
Ground
7
Ground
8
Ground
9
Key
10
NC
Front Panel USB 10/11 (3.0)
Pin Definitions
Back Panel USB 8/9 (3.0)
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
A1
VBUS
B1
Power
1
VBUS
19
Power
A2
D-
B2
USB_N
2
Stda_SSRX-
18
USB3_RN
A3
D+
B3
USB_P
3
Stda_SSRX+
17
USB3_RP
A4
GND
B4
GND
4
A5
Stda_SSRX-
B5
USB3_RN
GND
16
GND
A6
Stda_SSRX+
B6
USB3_RP
5
Stda_SSTX-
15
USB3_TN
A7
GND
B7
GND
6
Stda_SSTX+
14
USB3_TP
A8
Stda_SSTX-
B8
USB3_TN
7
GND
13
GND
A9
Stda_SSTX+
B9
USB3_TP
8
D-
12
USB_N
9
D+
11
USB_P
10
GND
X
5
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
JLAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
LAN1
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
JD1
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPG1
JWD1
USB10/11(3.0)
MH11
JOH1
JRK1
I-SGPIO1
JF1
PWR RST
ON
UID
LED
NIC
2
1
VBUS
5
SSRX-
2
USB_N
6
SSRX+
3
USB_P
7
GND
4
Ground
8
SSTX-
9
SSTX+
X NMI
JPI2C1
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
FAN1
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
FAN3
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
IPMI CODE
7
LEDPWR
4. USB6/7
MAC CODE
NIC
1
USB12(3.0)
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
JPME2
I-SATA7
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
BAR CODE
PS
FAIL
I-SATA5
USB6/7
4
JSD2
I-SATA4
Intel
C621
+
I-SATA3
Definition
3. USB4/5
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
I-SATA0
I-SATA2
Pin#
2. USB2/3
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
I-SGPIO2
Definition
1. USB0/1
SP1
USB2/3
3
Pin#
MH10
+
2
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
6
VGA
JLAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
Type A USB 12 (3.0)
Pin Definitions
COM1
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
1
5. USB8/9
6. USB10/11
7. USB12
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Unit Identifier Switch/Rear LED Indicator
A Unit Identifier (UID) Switch (UID-SW) and a rear LED Indicator (UID-LED) are located on
the I/O back panel. When the user presses the UID switch, the UID LED indicator will be
turned on. Press the UID switch again to turn off the UID LED. The UID indicator provides
easy identification of a system unit that may be in need of service.
Note: UID can also be triggered via IPMI on the motherboard. For more information
on IPMI, please refer to the IPMI User's Guide posted on our website at http://www.
supermicro.com.
UID LED
Status
UID Switch
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definitions
Color/State Status
1
Button In
2
Ground
Blue:
On
3
Ground
4
Ground
5
Ground
2
1
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JPG1
JWD1
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
JLAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
LAN1
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
JLAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
1. UID Switch
COM1
VGA
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
Unit Identified
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
JOH1
JRK1
I-SGPIO1
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
BAR CODE
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
FAN1
39
JPI2C1
FAN3
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
USB12(3.0)
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
I-SATA5
+
Intel
C621
JSD2
I-SATA4
PS
FAIL
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
I-SGPIO2
2. UID LED
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2.6Front Control Panel
JF1 contains header pins for various buttons and indicators that are normally located on a
control panel at the front of the chassis. These connectors are designed specifically for use
with Supermicro chassis. See the figure below for the descriptions of the front control panel
buttons and LED indicators.
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
JLAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
LAN1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
JD1
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPG1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JWD1
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
JLAN2
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
COM1
VGA
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
JOH1
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
1
2
PWR
Power Button
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
Power Fail LED
3.3V
UID LED
OH/Fan Fail LED
3.3V Stby
NIC2 Active LED
3.3V Stby
NIC1 Active LED
3.3V Stby
HDD LED
PWR LED
3.3V
X
NMI
Ground
19
20
40
JPI2C1
Figure 2-2. JF1 Header Pins
FAN1
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
FAN3
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
USB12(3.0)
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
I-SATA5
BAR CODE
PS
FAIL
+
Intel
C621
JSD2
I-SATA4
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
X
I-SGPIO1
JRK1
I-SGPIO2
Chapter 2: Installation
Power Button
The Power Button connection is located on pins 1 and 2 of JF1. Momentarily contacting both
pins will power on/off the system. This button can also be configured to function as a suspend
button (with a setting in the BIOS - see Chapter 4). To turn off the power when the system
is in suspend mode, press the button for 4 seconds or longer. Refer to the table below for
pin definitions.
Power Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pins
Definition
1
Signal
2
Ground
Reset Button
The Reset Button connection is located on pins 3 and 4 of JF1. Attach it to a hardware reset
switch on the computer case to reset the system. Refer to the table below for pin definitions.
Reset Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
1
Pins
Definition
3
Reset
4
Ground
1. PWR Button
2
1
PWR
Power Button
Ground
2
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
2. Reset Button
Power Fail LED
3.3V
UID LED
OH/Fan Fail LED
3.3V Stby
NIC2 Active LED
3.3V Stby
NIC1 Active LED
3.3V Stby
HDD LED
PWR LED
3.3V
X
X
NMI
Ground
19
20
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Power Fail LED
The Power Fail LED connection is located on pins 5 and 6 of JF1. Refer to the table below
for pin definitions.
Power Fail LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
5
3.3V
6
PWR Supply Fail
Overheat (OH)/Fan Fail
Connect an LED cable to pins 7 and 8 of the Front Control Panel to use the Overheat/Fan
Fail LED connections. The LED on pin 8 provides warnings of overheat or fan failure. Refer
to the tables below for pin definitions.
OH/Fan Fail Indicator
Status
1
State
Definition
Off
Normal
On
Overheat
Flashing
Fan Fail
1.Power Fail LED
2
PWR
Power Button
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
2. OH/Fan Fail LED
1
Power Fail LED
3.3V
UID LED
OH/Fan Fail LED
3.3V Stby
NIC2 Active LED
3.3V Stby
NIC1 Active LED
3.3V Stby
HDD LED
2
PWR LED
3.3V
X
X
NMI
Ground
19
20
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NIC1/NIC2 (LAN1/LAN2)
The Network Interface Controller (NIC) LED connection for LAN port 1 is located on pins
11 and 12 of JF1, and LAN port 2 is on pins 9 and 10. Attach the NIC LED cables here to
display network activity. Refer to the table below for pin definitions.
LAN1/LAN2 LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pin#
Definition
9
3.3V Stby
10
NIC 2 Activity LED
11
3.3V Stby
12
NIC 1 Activity LED
HDD LED
The HDD LED connection is located on pins 13 and 14 of JF1. Attach a cable to pin 14 to
show hard drive activity status. Refer to the table below for pin definitions.
HDD LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
1
3.3V Stdby
14
HDD Active
1. NIC2 LED
2
Power Button
Ground
Reset Button
Ground
2. NIC1 LED
3. HDD LED
Power Fail LED
3.3V
UID LED
OH/Fan Fail LED
3.3V Stby
NIC2 Active LED
1
3.3V Stby
NIC1 Active LED
2
3.3V Stby
HDD LED
3
PWR LED
3.3V
X
Reset
Definition
13
X
PWR
Pins
NMI
Ground
19
20
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Power LED
The Power LED connection is located on pins 15 and 16 of JF1. Refer to the table below
for pin definitions.
Power LED
Pin Definitions (JF1)
Pins
Definition
15
3.3V
16
PWR LED
NMI Button
The non-maskable interrupt (NMI) button header is located on pins 19 and 20 of JF1. Refer
to the table below for pin definitions.
NMI Button
Pin Definitions (JF1)
1
Pins
Definition
19
Control
20
Ground
1. PWR LED
2
PWR
Power Button
Ground
Reset
Reset Button
Ground
2. NMI
Power Fail LED
3.3V
UID LED
OH/Fan Fail LED
3.3V Stby
NIC2 Active LED
3.3V Stby
NIC1 Active LED
3.3V Stby
HDD LED
PWR LED
3.3V
X
X
2
1
NMI
Ground
19
20
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2.7Connectors
Power Connections
ATX Power Supply Connector
The 24-pin power supply connector (JPWR2) meets the ATX SSI EPS 12V specification.
You must also connect the 8-pin (JPWR1) processor power connector to the power supply.
ATX Power 24-pin Connector
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
13
+3.3V
1
+3.3V
14
-12V
2
+3.3V
15
Ground
3
Ground
16
PS_ON
4
+5V
17
Ground
5
Ground
18
Ground
6
+5V
19
Ground
7
Ground
20
Res (NC)
8
PWR_OK
21
+5V
9
5VSB
22
+5V
10
+12V
23
+5V
11
+12V
24
Ground
12
+3.3V
Required Connection
JLAN1
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JPG1
JWD1
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
LAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
JLAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
1. 24-Pin ATX PWR
COM1
VGA
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
JOH1
JRK1
I-SGPIO1
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
BAR CODE
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
FAN1
45
JPI2C1
JSTBY1
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
FAN3
JPWR2
1
JNVI2C1
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
USB12(3.0)
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
I-SATA5
+
Intel
C621
JSD2
I-SATA4
PS
FAIL
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
I-SGPIO2
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8-Pin Power Connector
JPWR1 is an 8-pin 12V DC power input for the CPU that must be connected to the power
supply. Refer to the table below for pin definitions..
8-pin Power
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1-4
Ground
5-8
P12V (12V Power)
Required Connection
Important: To provide adequate power supply to the motherboard, be sure to connect
the 24-pin ATX PWR and the 8-pin PWR connectors to the power supply. Failure to
do so may void the manufacturer warranty on your power supply and motherboard.
JLAN1
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JPG1
JWD1
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
LAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
JLAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
1. 8-Pin PWR
COM1
VGA
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
JOH1
JRK1
I-SGPIO1
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
BAR CODE
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
FAN1
46
JPI2C1
FAN3
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
LEDPWR
1
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
USB12(3.0)
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
I-SATA5
+
Intel
C621
JSD2
I-SATA4
PS
FAIL
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
I-SGPIO2
Chapter 2: Installation
Headers
Fan Headers
There are seven 4-pin fan headers (FAN1~FAN5, FANA/FANB) on the motherboard. All
these 4-pin fan headers are backwards compatible with the traditional 3-pin fans. However,
fan speed control is available for 4-pin fans only by Thermal Management via the IPMI 2.0
interface. Refer to the table below for pin definitions.
Fan Header
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
Ground (Black)
2
2.5A/+12V (Red)
3
Tachometer
4
PWM_Control
4. FAN4
5. FAN5
USB10/11(3.0)
6. FANA
MH10
7. FANB
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
JOH1
JRK1
I-SGPIO1
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
BAR CODE
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
47
JPI2C1
4 3 2
FAN1
1
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
FAN3
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
6
JTPM1
7
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
I-SATA5
USB12(3.0)
+
Intel
C621
JSD2
I-SATA4
PS
FAIL
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
I-SGPIO2
2. FAN2
3. FAN3
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JPG1
JWD1
CPU
5
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
JLAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
LAN1
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
JLAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
1. FAN1
COM1
VGA
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
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SGPIO Headers
There are two Serial Link General Purpose Input/Output (I-SGPIO1, I-SGPIO2) headers
located on the motherboard. I-SGPIO is for SATA use. Refer to the table below for pin
definitions.
SGPIO Header
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
1
NC
2
NC
3
Ground
4
Data
5
Load
6
Ground
7
Clock
8
NC
NC = No Connection
Disk-On-Module Power Connectors
Two power connectors for SATA DOM (Disk-On-Module) devices are located at JSD1/JSD2.
Connect appropriate cables here to provide power support for your Serial Link DOM devices.
DOM Power
Pin Definitions
Definition
1
5V
2
Ground
3
Ground
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
JOH1
JRK1
I-SGPIO1
2
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
1
BAR CODE
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
FAN1
48
JPI2C1
FAN3
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
USB12(3.0)
LE3
JTPM1
3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
JPME2
I-SATA7
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
I-SATA5
+
4
JSD2
I-SATA4
Intel
C621
PS
FAIL
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
I-SGPIO2
2. I-SGPIO2
4. JSD2 (DOM PWR)
SP1
USB4/5
1. I-SGPIO1
3. JSD1 (DOM PWR)
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JPG1
JWD1
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
JLAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
JLAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
LAN1
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
COM1
VGA
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
Pin#
Chapter 2: Installation
TPM/Port 80 Header
A Trusted Platform Module (TPM)/Port 80 header is located at JTPM1 to provide TPM support
and Port 80 connection. Use this header to enhance system performance and data security.
Refer to the table below for pin definitions. Please go to the following link for more information
on the TPM: http://www.supermicro.com/manuals/other/TPM.pdf.
Trusted Platform Module Header
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
Pin#
Definition
1
+3.3V
2
SPI_CS#
3
RESET#
4
SPI_MISO
5
SPI_CLK
6
GND
7
SPI_MOSI
8
9
+3.3V Stdby
10
SPI_IRQ#
M.2 Slot
M.2 is formerly known as Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF). The M.2 slot is designed for
internal mounting devices. The X11SPL-F motherboard deploys an M key dedicated for SSD
devices with the ulitmate performance capability in a PCI-Express 3.0 x4 interface for native
PCI-E SSD support. It can also support SATA devices.
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JPG1
JWD1
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
JLAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
LAN1
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
JLAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
1. TPM Header
COM1
VGA
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
JOH1
JRK1
I-SGPIO1
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
BAR CODE
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
FAN1
49
JPI2C1
FAN3
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
JTPM1
1
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
USB12(3.0)
USB6/7
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
+
I-SATA5
2
Intel
C621
JSD2
I-SATA4
PS
FAIL
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
I-SGPIO2
2. M.2 Slot
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Standby Power
The Standby Power header is located at JSTBY1 on the motherboard. You must have a card
with a Standby Power connector and a cable to use this feature. Refer to the table below
for pin definitions.
Standby Power
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
+5V Standby
2
Ground
3
No Connection
Internal Speaker/Buzzer
The Internal Speaker/Buzzer (SP1) is used to provide audible indications for various beep
codes. Refer to the table below for pin definitions.
Internal Buzzer
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
Pos (+)
Beep In
2
Neg (-)
Alarm Speaker
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JPG1
JWD1
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
JLAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
LAN1
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
JLAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
1. Standby Power
COM1
VGA
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
SP1
2
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
JOH1
JRK1
I-SGPIO1
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
BAR CODE
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
50
1
JPI2C1
FAN1
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
FAN3
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
USB12(3.0)
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
I-SATA5
+
Intel
C621
JSD2
I-SATA4
PS
FAIL
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
I-SGPIO2
2. Internal Speaker
Chapter 2: Installation
Power SMB (I2C) Header
The Power System Management Bus (I2C) connector (JPI2C1) monitors the power supply,
fan, and system temperatures. Refer to the table below for pin definitions.
Power SMB Header
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
Clock
2
Data
3
PMBUS_Alert
4
Ground
5
+3.3V
4-pin BMC External I2C Header
A System Management Bus header for IPMI 2.0 is located at JIPMB1. Connect the appropriate
cable here to use the IPMB I2C connection on your system. Refer to the table below for pin
definitions.
External I2C Header
Pin Definitions
Definition
1
Data
2
Ground
3
Clock
4
No Connection
2. BMC External Header
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JPG1
JWD1
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
JLAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
LAN1
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
JLAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
1. Power SMB Header
COM1
VGA
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
Pin#
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
51
JPI2C1
FAN1
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
FAN3
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
USB12(3.0)
BAR CODE
PS
FAIL
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
I-SATA5
+
Intel
C621
JSD2
I-SATA4
JOH1
JRK1
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
I-SGPIO1
2
I-SGPIO2
1
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Chassis Intrusion
A Chassis Intrusion header is located at JL1 on the motherboard. Attach the appropriate cable
from the chassis to inform you of a chassis intrusion when the chassis is opened. Refer to
the table below for pin definitions.
Chassis Intrusion
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Definition
1
Intrusion Input
2
Ground
NVMe I2C Header
Connector JNVI2C1 is a management header for the Supermicro AOC NVMe PCI-E peripheral
cards. Please connect the I2C cable to this connector.
VRM SMBus Header
JVRM1 is a voltage regulator module (VRM) SMBus header. Use this header to program the
CPU and memory VRM controllers.
3
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
JOH1
JRK1
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
FAN1
52
JPI2C1
JSTBY1
2
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
FAN3
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
USB12(3.0)
BAR CODE
PS
FAIL
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
I-SATA5
+
Intel
C621
JSD2
I-SATA4
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
1
I-SGPIO1
I-SGPIO2
2. NVMe I2C Header
3. VRM SMBus
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JPG1
JWD1
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
JLAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
LAN1
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
JLAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
1. Chassis Intrusion
COM1
VGA
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
Chapter 2: Installation
Power LED/Speaker
Pins 1-3 of JD1 are used for power LED indication, and pins 4-7 are for the speaker. Please
note that the speaker connector pins (4-7) are used with an external speaker. If you wish to
use the onboard speaker, you should close pins 6-7 with a cap. Refer to the tables below
for pin definitions.
Speaker Connector
Pin Definitions
PWR LED Connector
Pin Definitions
Signal
Pin#
Signal
JD1_PIN1
4
P5V
2
FP_PWR_LED
5
Key
3
FP_PWR_LED
6
R_SPKPIN_N
7
R_SPKPIN
Pin#
1
Overheat/Fan Fail LED Header
The JOH1 header is used to connect an LED indicator to provide warnings of chassis
overheating and fan failure. This LED will blink when a fan failure occurs. Refer to the tables
below for pin definitions.
Overheat LED
Pin Definitions
Overheat LED header
Status
State
Definition
Solid
Overheat
Blinking
Fan Fail
1
Pull high to +3.3V
power through 330-ohm
resistor
2
OH Active
1. Power LED/Speaker Header
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
JLAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
LAN1
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JPG1
JWD1
1
JLAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
Signal
COM1
VGA
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
Pin#
CPU
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
JOH1
JRK1
I-SGPIO1
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
FAN1
53
JPI2C1
FAN3
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
USB12(3.0)
BAR CODE
PS
FAIL
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
I-SATA5
+
Intel
C621
JSD2
I-SATA4
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
I-SATA0
I-SGPIO2
2
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
2. Overheat/Fan Fail LED Header
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SATA Ports
The X11SPL-F has eight SATA 3.0 ports (I-SATA0 ~ I-SATA7) supported by the Intel PCH
C621 chipset. These SATA ports support RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10. SATA ports provide serial-link
signal connections, which are faster than the connections of Parallel ATA. Refer to the table
below for pin definitions.
Note: Supermicro SuperDOMs are yellow SATADOM connectors with power pins built
in and do not require separate external power cables. These connectors are backwards
compatible with non-Supermicro SATADOMS that require an external power supply.
SATA 3.0 Port
Pin Definitions
Pin#
Signal
1
Ground
2
SATA_TXP
3
SATA_TXN
4
Ground
5
SATA_RXN
6
SATA_RXP
7
Ground
JLAN1
4. I-SATA3
5. I-SATA4
USB10/11(3.0)
6. I-SATA5
MH10
7. I-SATA6
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
JF1
PWR RST
ON
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
FAN1
54
JPI2C1
FAN3
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
USB12(3.0)
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
2
JPME2
JSD1
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
BAR CODE
PS
FAIL
Intel
C621
JSD2
8
I-SATA6
JL1
7
I-SATA2
I-SATA4
BT1
USB6/7
I-SATA5
1
+
6
JBT1
JIPMB1
I-SATA0
I-SATA3
JOH1
JRK1
5
I-SGPIO1
4
I-SGPIO2
8. I-SATA7
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
3
2. I-SATA1
3. I-SATA2
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JPG1
JWD1
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
LAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
JLAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
1. I-SATA0
COM1
VGA
Defintion
1
GND
2
PU 3.3V Stdby
3
GND
4
PCH RAID KEY
FAN5
JVRM1
USB8/9(3.0)
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
X11SPL-F
BIOS
LICENSE
JF1
PWR RST
ON
UID
LED
NIC
2
NIC
1
+
X NMI
JSD2
JPI2C1
JSTBY1
FAN1
FAN2
JTPM1
JNVI2C1
JPWR2
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
USB6/7
USB12(3.0)
PS
FAIL
MAC CODE
I-SATA0
FAN4
FANA
JPME2
FANB
I-SATA1
JL1
55
1. Intel RAID Key
COM1
VGA
UID-SW
UID-LED
JLAN1
JLAN2
JPL2
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
JOH1
JF1
JSD1
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JRK1
I-SGPIO1
FAN3
LEDPWR
LE3
I-SATA7
SP1
MH10
USB10/11(3.0)
I-SATA6
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
I-SATA5
BAR CODE
I-SATA2
1
IPMI CODE
I-SATA4
Intel
C621
I-SATA3
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
I-SGPIO2
JPG1
USB4/5
Pin#
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
LEDBMC
LAN1
LAN2
ASpeed
AST2500
CPU
JWD1
+
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Intel RAID Key Header
The JRK1 header allows the user to enable RAID functions. Refer to the table below for pin
definitions.
Intel RAID Key Header
Pin Definitions
USB2/3
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2.8Jumper Settings
How Jumpers Work
To modify the operation of the motherboard, jumpers can be used to choose between optional
settings. Jumpers create shorts between two pins to change the function of the connector.
Pin 1 is identified with a square solder pad on the printed circuit board. See the diagram
below for an example of jumping pins 1 and 2. Refer to the motherboard layout page for
jumper locations.
Note: On two-pin jumpers, "Closed" means the jumper is on and "Open" means the
jumper is off the pins.
Connector
Pins
3
2
1
3
2
1
Jumper
Setting
CMOS Clear
JBT1 is used to clear CMOS, which will also clear any passwords. Instead of pins, this jumper
consists of contact pads to prevent accidentally clearing the contents of CMOS.
To Clear CMOS
1. First power down the system and unplug the power cord(s).
2. Remove the cover of the chassis to access the motherboard.
3. Remove the onboard battery from the motherboard.
4. Short the CMOS pads with a metal object such as a small screwdriver for at least four
seconds.
5. Remove the screwdriver (or shorting device).
6. Replace the cover, reconnect the power cord(s), and power on the system.
Note: Clearing CMOS will also clear all passwords.
Do not use the PW_ON connector to clear CMOS.
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Watchdog
Watchdog (JWD1) is a system monitor that can reboot the system when a software application
hangs. Close pins 1-2 to reset the system if an application hangs. Close pins 2-3 to generate
a non-maskable interrupt (NMI) signal for the application that hangs. Refer to the table below
for jumper settings. The Watchdog must also be enabled in the BIOS.
Watchdog
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Reset
Pins 2-3
NMI
Open
Disabled
VGA Enable/Disable
Jumper JPG1 allows the user to enable the onboard VGA connector. The default setting is
pins 1-2 to enable the connection. Refer to the table below for jumper settings.
VGA Enable/Disable
Jumper Settings
Enabled
Pins 2-3
Disabled
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
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DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
JD1
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JPG1
JWD1
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
JLAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
LAN1
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
1. Watchdog
COM1
VGA
JLAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
2
Definition
Pins 1-2
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
1
Jumper Setting
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
JOH1
JRK1
I-SGPIO1
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
BAR CODE
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
FAN1
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JPI2C1
FAN3
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
USB12(3.0)
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
I-SATA5
+
Intel
C621
JSD2
I-SATA4
PS
FAIL
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
I-SGPIO2
2. VGA Enable/Disable
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ME Manufacturing Mode
Close pins 2-3 of jumper JPME2 to bypass SPI flash security and force the system to operate
in the manufacturing mode, which will allow the user to flash the system firmware from a
host server for system setting modifications. Refer to the table below for jumper settings.
The default setting is Normal.
Manufacturing Mode
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Definition
Pins 1-2
Normal
Pins 2-3
Manufacturing Mode
LAN1/LAN2 Enable/Disable
Jumpers JPL1 and JPL2 enables or disables LAN ports 1 and 2 on the motherboard. See
the table below for jumper settings. The default setting is enabled.
LAN Enable
Jumper Settings
Jumper Setting
Enabled (default)
Piins 2-3
Disabled
LAN1
JLAN1
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
JOH1
JRK1
I-SGPIO1
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
BAR CODE
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
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JPI2C1
FAN1
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
FAN3
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
USB12(3.0)
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
1
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
I-SATA5
+
Intel
C621
JSD2
I-SATA4
PS
FAIL
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
I-SGPIO2
2. LAN1 Enable
3. LAN2 Enable
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
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REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JPG1
JWD1
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
JLAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
JPL2
LAN2
LEDBMC
1. Manufacturing Mode
COM1
VGA
USB8/9(3.0)
2
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
3
ASpeed
AST2500
Definition
Pins 1-2
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2.9LED Indicators
LAN LEDs
Two LAN ports (LAN1, LAN2) are located on the I/O back panel of the motherboard. Each
Ethernet LAN port has two LEDs. The green LED indicates activity, while the other Link LED
may be green, amber, or off to indicate the speed of the connection. Refer to the tables below
for more information.
LAN1/2 Link LED (Left)
LED State
LAN1/2 Activity LED (Right)
LED State
Color
Status
Green
Flashing
Definition
LED Color
Definition
Active
Green
100 Mbps
Yellow/Amber
1 Gbps
M.2 LED
An M.2 LED is located at LE3 on the motherboard. When LE3 is blinking, M.2 functions
normally. Refer to the table below for more information.
M.2
LED State
LED Color
Definition
Green: Blinking
Device Working
2
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
JOH1
JRK1
I-SGPIO1
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
BAR CODE
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
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JPI2C1
FAN1
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
FAN3
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
USB12(3.0)
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
3
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
I-SATA5
+
Intel
C621
JSD2
I-SATA4
PS
FAIL
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
I-SGPIO2
2. LAN2 LED
3. M.2 LED
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JPG1
JWD1
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
JLAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
LAN1
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
JLAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
1. LAN1 LED
COM1
VGA
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
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IPMI LAN LEDs
In addition to LAN1 and LAN2, an IPMI LAN is also located on the I/O back panel. The amber
LED on the right indicates activity, while the green LED on the left indicates the speed of the
connection. Refer to the table below for more information.
LANIPMI
1/LAN
2
LAN
Link LED
IPMI LAN LEDs
Color/State
Definition
Link (left)
Green: Solid
Amber: Solid
100 Mbps
1Gbps
Activity (Right)
Amber: Blinking
Active
Activity LED
IPMI LAN
(X8ST3-F)
BMC Heartbeat LED
A BMC Heartbeat LED is located at LEDBMC on the motherboard. When LEDBMC is blinking,
the BMC is functioning normally. Refer to the table below for more information.
BMC Heartbeat LED Indicator
LED Color
Definition
Green:
Blinking
BMC Normal
1
JLAN1
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
LAN1
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
JD1
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JPG1
JWD1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
JLAN2
USB8/9(3.0)
LAN2
LEDBMC
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
ASpeed
AST2500
JPL2
2
1. Dedicated IPMI LAN LED
COM1
VGA
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
JOH1
JRK1
I-SGPIO1
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
BAR CODE
UID
LED
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
FAN1
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JPI2C1
FAN3
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
USB12(3.0)
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
I-SATA5
+
Intel
C621
JSD2
I-SATA4
PS
FAIL
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
I-SGPIO2
2. BMC Heartbeat LED
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Onboard Power LED
The Onboard Power LED is located at LEDPWR on the motherboard. When this LED is on,
the system is on. Be sure to turn off the system and unplug the power cord before removing
or installing components. Refer to the table below for more information.
Onboard Power LED Indicator
LED Color
Definition
Off
System Off
(power cable not
connected)
Green
System On
Unit ID LED
A rear UID LED indicator (UID-LED) is located near the UID switch on the I/O back panel.
This UID indicator provides easy identification of a system unit that may need service.
UID LED
LED Indicator
LED Color
Definition
Blue: On
Unit Identified
2
DIMMF1
DIMME1
DIMMD1
DIMMD2
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
DIMMB1
DIMMC1
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8
X11SPL-F
REV:1.01
DESIGNED IN USA
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
JD1
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4(IN X8)
COM2
JPG1
JWD1
CPU
IPMI_LAN
USB0/1
FAN5
JLAN1
USB8/9(3.0)
LAN1
JVRM1
UID-SW
UID-LED
JLAN2
JPL1 CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8(IN X16)
LEDBMC
1. Onboard Power LED
COM1
VGA
LAN2
JPL2
ASpeed
AST2500
USB10/11(3.0)
MH10
+
SP1
USB2/3
MH11
BIOS
LICENSE
USB4/5
JOH1
JRK1
I-SGPIO1
BT1
JBT1
JIPMB1
NIC
2
MAC CODE
NIC
1
X NMI
IPMI CODE
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JPI2C1
FAN1
FAN2
FAN4
JF1
FAN3
JSTBY1
JPWR2
JNVI2C1
LEDPWR
JPWR1
HDD PWR
LED LED
1
BAR CODE
UID
LED
USB12(3.0)
JTPM1
LE3
FANA
JL1
JSD1
JPME2
I-SATA7
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4
FANB
I-SATA1
I-SATA6
USB6/7
I-SATA5
+
Intel
C621
JSD2
I-SATA4
PS
FAIL
I-SATA2
I-SATA3
JF1
PWR RST
ON
I-SATA0
I-SGPIO2
2. UID LED
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Chapter 3
Troubleshooting
3.1Troubleshooting Procedures
Use the following procedures to troubleshoot your system. If you have followed all of the
procedures below and still need assistance, refer to the ‘Technical Support Procedures’ and/
or ‘Returning Merchandise for Service’ section(s) in this chapter. Always disconnect the AC
power cord before adding, changing or installing any non hot-swap hardware components.
Before Power On
1. Make sure that there are no short circuits between the motherboard and chassis.
2. Disconnect all ribbon/wire cables from the motherboard, including those for the keyboard
and mouse.
3. Remove all add-on cards.
4. Install the CPU (making sure it is fully seated) and connect the front panel connectors to
the motherboard.
No Power
1. Make sure that there are no short circuits between the motherboard and the chassis.
2. Make sure that the ATX power connectors are properly connected.
3. Check that the 115V/230V switch, if available, on the power supply is properly set.
4. Turn the power switch on and off to test the system, if applicable.
5. The battery on your motherboard may be old. Check to verify that it still supplies
~3VDC. If it does not, replace it with a new one.
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No Video
1. If the power is on, but you have no video, remove all add-on cards and cables.
2. Use the speaker to determine if any beep codes are present. Refer to Appendix A for
details on beep codes.
3. Remove all memory modules and turn on the system (if the alarm is on, check the
specs of memory modules, reset the memory or try a different one).
System Boot Failure
If the system does not display POST (Power-On-Self-Test) or does not respond after the
power is turned on, check the following:
1. Check for any error beep from the motherboard speaker.
•If there is no error beep, try to turn on the system without DIMM modules installed. If there
is still no error beep, replace the motherboard.
•If there are error beeps, clear the CMOS settings by unplugging the power cord and contacting both pads on the CMOS clear jumper (JBT1). Refer to Section 2-8 in Chapter 2.
2. Remove all components from the motherboard, especially the DIMM modules. Make
sure that system power is on and that memory error beeps are activated.
3. Turn on the system with only one DIMM module installed. If the system boots, check for
bad DIMM modules or slots by following the Memory Errors Troubleshooting procedure
in this chapter.
Memory Errors
When a no-memory beep code is issued by the system, check the following:
1. Make sure that the memory modules are compatible with the system and are properly
installed. See Chapter 2 for installation instructions. (For memory compatibility, refer
to the "Tested Memory List" link on the motherboard's product page to see a list of
supported memory.)
2. Check if different speeds of DIMMs have been installed. It is strongly recommended that
you use the same RAM type and speed for all DIMMs in the system.
3. Make sure that you are using the correct type of ECC DDR4 modules recommended by
the manufacturer.
4. Check for bad DIMM modules or slots by swapping a single module among all memory
slots and check the results.
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Losing the System's Setup Configuration
1. Make sure that you are using a high-quality power supply. A poor-quality power supply
may cause the system to lose the CMOS setup information. Refer to Chapter 2 for
details on recommended power supplies.
2. The battery on your motherboard may be old. Check to verify that it still supplies
~3VDC. If it does not, replace it with a new one.
3. If the above steps do not fix the setup configuration problem, contact your vendor for
repairs.
When the System Becomes Unstable
A. If the system becomes unstable during or after OS installation, check the following:
1. CPU/BIOS support: Make sure that your CPU is supported and that you have the latest
BIOS installed in your system.
2. Memory support: Make sure that the memory modules are supported by testing the
modules using memtest86 or a similar utility.
Note: Click on the "Tested Memory List" link on the motherboard's product page to
see a list of supported memory.
3. HDD support: Make sure that all hard disk drives (HDDs) work properly. Replace the
bad HDDs with good ones.
4. System cooling: Check the system cooling to make sure that all heatsink fans and CPU/
system fans, etc., work properly. Check the hardware monitoring settings in the IPMI
to make sure that the CPU and system temperatures are within the normal range. Also
check the front panel Overheat LED and make sure that it is not on.
5. Adequate power supply: Make sure that the power supply provides adequate power to
the system. Make sure that all power connectors are connected. Please refer to our
website for more information on the minimum power requirements.
6. Proper software support: Make sure that the correct drivers are used.
B. If the system becomes unstable before or during OS installation, check the following:
1. Source of installation: Make sure that the devices used for installation are working
properly, including boot devices such as CD/DVD and CD/DVD-ROM.
2. Cable connection: Check to make sure that all cables are connected and working
properly.
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3. Using the minimum configuration for troubleshooting: Remove all unnecessary
components (starting with add-on cards first), and use the minimum configuration (but
with the CPU and a memory module installed) to identify the trouble areas. Refer to the
steps listed in Section A above for proper troubleshooting procedures.
4. Identifying bad components by isolating them: If necessary, remove a component in
question from the chassis, and test it in isolation to make sure that it works properly.
Replace a bad component with a good one.
5. Check and change one component at a time instead of changing several items at the
same time. This will help isolate and identify the problem.
6. To find out if a component is good, swap this component with a new one to see if the
system will work properly. If so, then the old component is bad. You can also install the
component in question in another system. If the new system works, the component is
good and the old system has problems.
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3.2Technical Support Procedures
Before contacting Technical Support, please take the following steps. Also, please note that as
a motherboard manufacturer, Supermicro also sells motherboards through its channels, so it
is best to first check with your distributor or reseller for troubleshooting services. They should
know of any possible problems with the specific system configuration that was sold to you.
1. Please go through the Troubleshooting Procedures and Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ) sections in this chapter or see the FAQs on our website (http://www.supermicro.
com/FAQ/index.php) before contacting Technical Support.
2. BIOS upgrades can be downloaded from our website (http://www.supermicro.com/
ResourceApps/BIOS_IPMI_Intel.html).
3. If you still cannot resolve the problem, include the following information when contacting
Supermicro for technical support:
•Motherboard model and PCB revision number
•BIOS release date/version (This can be seen on the initial display when your system first
boots up.)
•System configuration
4. An example of a Technical Support form is on our website at http://www.supermicro.com/
RmaForm/.
•Distributors:
For immediate assistance, please have your account number ready when
placing a call to our Technical Support department. We can be reached by email at support@supermicro.com.
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3.3Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What type of memory does my motherboard support?
Answer: The motherboard supports DDR4 ECC RDIMM, LRDIMM, or 3DS LRDIMM modules.
To enhance memory performance, do not mix memory modules of different speeds and sizes.
Please follow all memory installation instructions given on Section 2-4 in Chapter 2.
Question: How do I update my BIOS?
Answer: It is recommended that you do not upgrade your BIOS if you are not experiencing
any problems with your system. Updated BIOS files are located on our website at http://
www.supermicro.com/ResourceApps/BIOS_IPMI_Intel.html. Please check our BIOS warning
message and the information on how to update your BIOS on our website. Select your
motherboard model and download the BIOS file to your computer. Also, check the current
BIOS revision to make sure that it is newer than your BIOS before downloading. Please
unzip the BIOS file onto a bootable USB device. Run the batch file using the format FLASH.
BAT filename.rom from your bootable USB device to flash the BIOS. Then, your system will
automatically reboot.
Warning: Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent possible
system boot failure!
Note: The SPI BIOS chip used on this motherboard cannot be removed. Send your
motherboard back to our RMA Department at Supermicro for repair. For BIOS Recovery
instructions, please refer to the AMI BIOS Recovery Instructions posted at http://www.
supermicro.com/support/manuals/.
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3.4Battery Removal and Installation
Battery Removal
To remove the onboard battery, follow the steps below:
1. Power off your system and unplug your power cable.
2. Locate the onboard battery as shown below.
3. Using a tool such as a pen or a small screwdriver, push the battery lock outwards to
unlock it. Once unlocked, the battery will pop out from the holder.
4. Remove the battery.
Proper Battery Disposal
Warning: Please handle used batteries carefully. Do not damage the battery in any way; a
damaged battery may release hazardous materials into the environment. Do not discard a used
battery in the garbage or a public landfill. Please comply with the regulations set up by your
local hazardous waste management agency to dispose of your used battery properly.
Battery Installation
1. To install an onboard battery, follow steps 1 and 2 above and continue below:
2. Identify the battery's polarity. The positive (+) side should be facing up.
3. Insert the battery into the battery holder and push it down until you hear a click to
ensure that the battery is securely locked.
Warning: When replacing a battery, be sure to only replace it with the same type.
OR
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3.5 Returning Merchandise for Service
A receipt or copy of your invoice marked with the date of purchase is required before any
warranty service will be rendered. You can obtain service by calling your vendor for a
Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. When returning the motherboard to
the manufacturer, the RMA number should be prominently displayed on the outside of the
shipping carton, and the shipping package is mailed prepaid or hand-carried. Shipping and
handling charges will be applied for all orders that must be mailed when service is complete.
For faster service, you can also request a RMA authorization online (http://www.supermicro.
com/RmaForm/).
This warranty only covers normal consumer use and does not cover damages incurred in
shipping or from failure due to the alternation, misuse, abuse or improper maintenance of
products.
During the warranty period, contact your distributor first for any product problems.
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Chapter 4
BIOS
4.1Introduction
This chapter describes the AMIBIOS™ Setup utility for the motherboard. The BIOS is stored
on a chip and can be easily upgraded using a flash program.
Note: Due to periodic changes to the BIOS, some settings may have been added
or deleted and might not yet be recorded in this manual. Please refer to the Manual
Download area of our website for any changes to the BIOS that may not be reflected
in this manual.
Starting the Setup Utility
To enter the BIOS Setup Utility, hit the <Delete> key while the system is booting-up. (In
most cases, the <Delete> key is used to invoke the BIOS setup screen. There are a few
cases when other keys are used, such as <F1>, <F2>, etc.) Each main BIOS menu option
is described in this manual.
The Main BIOS screen has two main frames. The left frame displays all the options that can
be configured. “Grayed-out” options cannot be configured. The right frame displays the key
legend. Above the key legend is an area reserved for a text message. When an option is
selected in the left frame, it is highlighted in white. Often a text message will accompany it.
(Note that the BIOS has default text messages built in. We retain the option to include, omit,
or change any of these text messages.) Settings printed in Bold are the default values.
A " " indicates a submenu. Highlighting such an item and pressing the <Enter> key will
open the list of settings within that submenu.
The BIOS setup utility uses a key-based navigation system called hot keys. Most of these
hot keys (<F1>, <F2>, <F3>, <Enter>, <ESC>, <Arrow> keys, etc.) can be used at any time
during the setup navigation process.
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4.2Main Setup
When you first enter the AMI BIOS setup utility, you will enter the Main setup screen. You can
always return to the Main setup screen by selecting the Main tab on the top of the screen.
The Main BIOS setup screen is shown below and the following items will be displayed:
System Date/System Time
Use this option to change the system date and time. Highlight System Date or System Time
using the arrow keys. Enter new values using the keyboard. Press the <Tab> key or the arrow
keys to move between fields. The date must be entered in MM/DD/YYYY format. The time
is entered in HH:MM:SS format.
Note: The time is in the 24-hour format. For example, 5:30 P.M. appears as 17:30:00.
The date's default value is the BIOS build date after RTC reset.
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BIOS Version
This item displays the version of the BIOS ROM used in the system.
Build Date
This item ays the date when the version of the BIOS ROM used in the system was built.
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CPLD Version
This item displays the Complex Programmable Logic Device version.
Memory Information
Total Memory
This item displays the total size of memory available in the system.
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4.3 Advanced Setup Configurations
Use the arrow keys to select the Advanced menu and press <Enter> to access the submenu
items:
Warning: Take caution when changing the Advanced settings. An incorrect value, a very high
DRAM frequency, or an incorrect DRAM timing setting may make the system unstable. When
this occurs, revert to default manufacturer settings.
Boot Feature
Quiet Boot
Use this feature to select the screen display between the POST messages and the OEM logo
upon bootup. Select Disabled to display the POST messages. Select Enabled to display the
OEM logo instead of the normal POST messages. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Option ROM Messages
Use this feature to set the display mode for the Option ROM. Select Keep Current to display
the current AddOn ROM setting. Select Force BIOS to use the Option ROM display set by
the system BIOS. The options are Force BIOS and Keep Current.
Bootup NumLock State
Use this feature to set the Power-on state for the <Numlock> key. The options are On and Off.
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Wait For "F1" If Error
Use this feature to force the system to wait until the "F1" key is pressed if an error occurs.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
INT19 (Interrupt 19) Trap Response
Interrupt 19 is the software interrupt that handles the boot disk function. When this item is
set to Immediate, the ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will "capture" Interrupt 19 at bootup
immediately and allow the drives that are attached to these host adaptors to function as
bootable disks. If this item is set to Postponed, the ROM BIOS of the host adaptors will not
capture Interrupt 19 immediately and allow the drives attached to these adaptors to function
as bootable devices at bootup. The options are Immediate and Postponed.
Re-try Boot
If this item is enabled, the BIOS will automatically reboot the system from a specified boot
device after its initial boot failure. The options are Disabled, Legacy Boot, and EFI Boot.
Install Windows 7 USB Support
Enable this feature to use the USB keyboard and mouse during the Windows 7 installation
since the native XHCI driver support is unavailable. Use a SATA optical drive as a USB drive,
and USB CD/DVD drives are not supported. Disable this feature after the XHCI driver has
been installed in Windows. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Port 61h Bit-4 Emulation
Select Enabled to enable the emulation of Port 61h bit-4 toggling in SMM (System Management
Mode). The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Power Configuration
Watch Dog Function
If enabled, the Watch Dog Timer will allow the system to reset or generate NMI based on
jumper settings when it is expired for more than five minutes. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
Restore on AC Power Loss
Use this feature to set the power state after a power outage. Select Stay Off for
the system power to remain off after a power loss. Select Power On for the system
power to be turned on after a power loss. Select Last State to allow the system to
resume its last power state before a power loss. The options are Stay Off, Power On,
and Last State.
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Power Button Function
This feature controls how the system shuts down when the power button is pressed. Select 4
Seconds Override for the user to power off the system after pressing and holding the power
button for 4 seconds or longer. Select Instant Off to instantly power off the system as soon
as the user presses the power button. The options are Instant Off and 4 Seconds Override.
Throttle on Power Fail
Use this feature to decrease system power by throttling CPU frequency when one power
supply has failed. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
CPU Configuration
The following CPU information will display:
•Processor BSP Revision
•Processor Socket
•Processor ID
•Processor Frequency
•Processor Max Ratio
•Processor Min Ratio
•Microcode Revision
•L1 Cache RAM
•L2 Cache RAM
•L3 Cache RAM
•Processor 0 Version
Hyper-Threading (ALL) (Available when supported by the CPU)
Select Enable to support Intel Hyper-threading Technology to enhance CPU performance.
The options are Disable and Enable.
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Execute Disable Bit (Available if supported by the OS & the CPU)
Select Enable to enable the Execute-Disable Bit, which will allow the processor to designate
areas in the system memory where an application code can execute and where it cannot,
thus preventing a worm or a virus from flooding illegal codes to overwhelm the processor
or damage the system during an attack. The options are Disable and Enable. (Refer to the
Intel® and Microsoft® websites for more information.)
Intel Virtualization Technology
Use feature to enable the Vanderpool Technology. This technology allows the system to run
several operating systems simultaneously. The options are Disable and Enable.
PPIN Control
Select Unlock/Enable to use the Protected Processor Inventory Number (PPIN) in the system.
The options are Unlock/Disable and Unlock/Enable.
Hardware Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU)
If set to Enable, the hardware prefetcher will prefetch streams of data and instructions from
the main memory to the L2 cache to improve CPU performance. The options are Disable
and Enable.
Adjacent Cache Prefetch (Available when supported by the CPU)
The CPU prefetches the cache line for 64 bytes if this feature is set to Disabled. The CPU
prefetches both cache lines for 128 bytes as comprised if this feature is set to Enable. The
options are Enable and Disable.
DCU Streamer Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU)
Select Enable to enable the DCU (Data Cache Unit) Streamer Prefetcher which will stream
and prefetch data and send it to the Level 1 data cache to improve data processing and
system performance. The options are Disable and Enable.
DCU IP Prefetcher (Available when supported by the CPU)
Select Enable for DCU (Data Cache Unit) IP Prefetcher support, which will prefetch IP
addresses to improve network connectivity and system performance. The options are Enable
and Disable.
LLC Prefetch
If set to Enable, the hardware prefetcher will prefetch streams of data and instructions from
the main memory to the L3 cache to improve CPU performance. The options are Disable
and Enable.
Extended APIC
Select Enable to activate APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller) support. The
options are Disable and Enable.
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AES-NI
Select Enable to use the Intel Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) New Instructions (NI) to
ensure data security. The options are Disable and Enable.
Advanced Power Management Configuration
CPU P State Control
This feature allows the user to configure the following CPU power settings:
SpeedStep (Pstates)
Intel SpeedStep Technology allows the system to automatically adjust processor voltage
and core frequency to reduce power consumption and heat dissipation. The options are
Disable and Enable.
EIST PSD Funtion
This feature allows the user to choose between Hardware and Software to control the
processor's frequency and performance (P-state). In HW_ALL mode, the processor hardware is responsible for coordinating the P-state, and the OS is responsible for keeping the
P-state request up to date on all Logical Processors. In SW_ALL mode, the OS Power
Manager is responsible for coordinating the P-state, and must initiate the transition on
all Logical Processors. In SW_ANY mode, the OS Power Manager is responsible for
coordinating the P-state and may initiate the transition on any Logical Processors. The
options are HW_ALL, SW_ALL, and SW_ANY.
Turbo Mode
This feature will enable dynamic control of the processor, allowing it to run above stock
frequency. The options are Disable and Enable.
Hardware PM State Control
Hardware P-States
This setting allows the user to select between OS and hardware-controlled P-states.
Selecting Native Mode allows the OS to choose a P-state. Selecting Out of Band Mode
allows the hardware to autonomously choose a P-state without OS guidance. Selecting
Native Mode with No Legacy Support functions as Native Mode with no support for older
hardware. The options are Disable, Native Mode, Out of Band Mode, and Native Mode
with No Legacy Support.
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CPU C State Control
Autonomous Core C-State
Enabling this setting allows the hardware to autonomously choose to enter a C-state
based on power consumption and clock speed. The options are Disable and Enable.
CPU C6 Report
Select Enable to allow the BIOS to report the CPU C6 State (ACPI C3) to the operating
system. During the CPU C6 State, the power to all cache is turned off. The options are
Disable, Enable, and Auto.
Enhanced Halt State (C1E)
Select Enable to use Enhanced Halt State technology, which will significantly reduce the
CPU's power consumption by reducing its clock cycle and voltage during a Halt-state.
The options are Disable and Enable.
Package C State Control
Package C State
This feature allows the user to set the limit on the C State package register. The options
are C0/C1 State, C2 State, C6 (Non Retention) State, C6 (Retention) State, No Limit,
and Auto.
CPU T State Control
Software Controlled T-States
Use this feature to enable Software Controlled T-States. The options are Disable and
Enable.
Chipset Configuration
Warning: Setting the wrong values in the following features may cause the system to malfunction.
North Bridge
This feature allows the user to configure the following North Bridge settings.
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UPI Configuration
The following UPI information will display:
•Number of CPU
•Number of IIO
•Current UPI Link Speed
•Current UPI Link Frequency
•UPI Global MMIO Low Base / Limit
•UPI Global MMIO High Base / Limit
•UPI Pci-e Configuration Base / Size
Degrade Precedence
Use this feature to set degrade precedence when system settings are in conflict. Select
Topology Precedence to degrade Features. Select Feature Precedence to degrade Topology. The options are Topology Precedence and Feature Precedence.
Link L0p Enable
Select Enable for the QPI to enter the L0p state for power saving. The options are Disable, Enable, and Auto.
Link L1 Enable
Select Enable for the QPI to enter the L1 state for power saving. The options are Disable, Enable, and Auto.
IO Directory Cache (IODC)
IO Directory Cache is an 8-entry cache that stores the directory state of remote IIO writes
and memory lookups, and saves directory updates. Use this feature to lower cache to
cache (C2C) transfer latencies. The options are Disable, Auto, Enable for Remote InvItoM
Hybrid Push, InvItoM AllocFlow, Enable for Remote InvItoM Hybrid AllocNonAlloc, and
Enable for Remote InvItoM and Remote WViLF.
Isoc Mode
Isochronous (Isoc) mode allows time-sensitive processes to be given priority. The options
are Disable, Enable, and Auto.
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Memory Configuration
Enforce POR
Select POR (Plan of Record) to enforce POR restrictions on DDR4 frequency and voltage programming. The options are POR and Disable.
Memory Frequency
Use this feature to set the maximum memory frequency for onboard memory modules.
The options are Auto, 1866, 2000, 2133, 2200, 2400, 2600, and 2666.
Data Scrambling for NVDIMM
Use this feature to enable or disable data scrambling for non-volatile DIMM (NVDIMM)
memory. The options are Auto, Disable, and Enable.
Data Scrambling for DDR4
Use this feature to enable or disable data scrambling for DDR4 memory. The options
are Auto, Disable, and Enable.
tCCD_L Relaxation
Select Enable to get TCDD settings from SPD (Serial Presence Detect) and implement
into memory RC code to improve system reliability. Select Disable for TCCD to follow
Intel POR. The options are Disable and Enable.
Enable ADR
Select Enable for ADR (Automatic Diagnostic Repository) support to enhance memory
performance. The options are Disable and Enable.
2X REFRESH
Use this feature to select the memory controller refresh rate to 2x refresh mode. The
options are Auto and Enable.
Memory Topology
This item displays the information of onboard memory modules as detected by the
BIOS.
Memory RAS Configuration
Static Virtual Lockstep Mode
Select Enable to run the system's memory channels in lockstep mode to minimize
memory access latency. The options are Disable and Enable.
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Mirror Mode
This feature allows memory to be mirrored between two channels, providing 100%
redundancy. The options are Disable, Mirror Mode 1LM, and Mirror Mode 2LM.
UEFI ARM Mirror
Select Enable to support the UEFI-based address range mirroring with setup option.
The options are Disable and Enable.
Memory Rank Sparing
Select Enable to enable memory-sparing support for memory ranks to improve memory
performance. The options are Disable and Enable.
Correctable Error Threshold
Use this item to specify the threshold value for correctable memory-error logging, which
sets a limit on the maximum number of events that can be logged in the memory error
log at a given time. The default setting is 100.
SDDC Plus One
Single device data correction +1 (SDDC Plus One) organizes data in a single bundle
(x4/x8 DRAM). If any or all the bits become corrupted, corrections occur. The x4 condition is corrected on all cases. The x8 condition is corrected only if the system is in
Lockstep Mode. The options are Disable and Enable.
ADDDC Sparing
Adaptive Double Device Data Correction (ADDDC) Sparing detects when the predetermined threshold for correctable errors is reached, copying the contents of the failing
DIMM to spare memory. The failing DIMM or memory rank will then be disabled. The
options are Disable and Enable.
Patrol Scrub
Patrol Scrubbing is a process that allows the CPU to correct correctable memory errors
detected on a memory module and send the correction to the requestor (the original
source). When this item is set to Enable, the IO hub will read and write back one cache
line every 16K cycles if there is no delay caused by internal processing. By using this
method, roughly 64 GB of memory behind the IO hub will be scrubbed every day. The
options are Disable and Enable.
Patrol Scrub Interval
This feature allows you to decide how many hours the system should wait before the
next complete patrol scrub is performed. Use the keyboard to enter a value from 0-24.
The default setting is 24.
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IIO Configuration
EV DFX Features
When this feature is set to Enable, the EV_DFX Lock Bits that are located on a processor will always remain clear during electric tuning. The options are Disable and Enable.
CPU1 Configuration
IOU0 (II0 PCIe Br1)
This item configures the PCI-E port Bifuraction setting for a PCI-E port specified by the
user. The options are x4x4x4x4, x4x4x8, x8x4x4, x8x8, x16, and Auto.
IOU1 (II0 PCIe Br2)
This item configures the PCI-E port Bifuraction setting for a PCI-E port specified by the
user. The options are x4x4x4x4, x4x4x8, x8x4x4, x8x8, x16, and Auto.
IOU2 (II0 PCIe Br3)
This item configures the PCI-E port Bifuraction setting for a PCI-E port specified by the
user. The options are x4x4x4x4, x4x4x8, x8x4x4, x8x8, x16, and Auto.
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8 / CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8 (IN X16) / CPU
SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8 (IN X16) / CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8 / CPU SLOT2
PCI-E 3.0 X8 / CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8
Link Speed
Use this item to select the link speed for the PCI-E port specified by the user. The
options are Auto, Gen 1 (2.5 GT/s), Gen 2 (5 GT/s), and Gen 3 (8 GT/s).
The following information will also be displayed:
•PCI-E Port Link Status
•PCI-E Port Link Max
•PCI-E Port Link Speed
PCI-E Port Max Payload Size
Selecting Auto for this feature will enable the motherboard to automatically detect
the maximum Transaction Layer Packet (TLP) size for the connected PCI-E device,
allowing for maximum I/O efficiency. Selecting 128B or 256B will designate maximum
packet size of 128 or 256. The options are 128B, 256B, and Auto.
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IOAT Configuration
Disable TPH
Transparent Huge Pages (TPH) is a Linux memory management system that enables
communication in larger blocks (pages). Enabling this feature will increase performance. The options are No and Yes.
Prioritize TPH
Use this feature to enable Prioritize TPH support. The options are Enable and Disable.
Relaxed Ordering
Select Enable to enable Relaxed Ordering support, which will allow certain transactions to violate the strict-ordering rules of PCI bus for a transaction to be completed
prior to other transactions that have already been enqueued. The options are Disable
and Enable.
Intel® VT for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Select Enable to use Intel Virtualization Technology for Direct I/O VT-d support by
reporting the I/O device assignments to the VMM (Virtual Machine Monitor) through
the DMAR ACPI tables. This feature offers fully-protected I/O resource sharing across
Intel platforms, providing greater reliability, security and availability in networking and
data-sharing. The options are Enable and Disable.
Interrupt Remapping
Use this feature to enable Interrupt Remapping support, which detects and controls
external interrupt requests. The options are Enable and Disable.
PassThrough DMA
Use this feature to allow devices such as network cards to access the system memory
without using a processor. Select Enable to use the Non-Isoch VT_D Engine Pass
Through Direct Memory Access (DMA) support. The options are Enable and Disable.
ATS
Use this feature to enable Non-Isoch VT-d Engine Address Translation Services (ATS)
support. ATS translates virtual addresses to physical addresses. The options are Enable and Disable.
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Posted Interrupt
Use this feature to enable VT_D Posted Interrupt. The options are Enable and Disable.
Coherency Support (Non-Isoch)
Use this feature to maintain setting coherency between processors or other devices.
Select Enable for the Non-Isoch VT-d engine to pass through DMA to enhance system
performance. The options are Enable and Disable.
Intel® VMD Technology
Intel® VMD for Volume Management Device on CPU1
VMD Config for PStack0
Intel® VMD for Volume Management Device
Select Enable to use the Intel Volume Management Device Technology for this stack.
The options are Disable and Enable.
*If the item above is set to Enable, the following items will be displayed:
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8 VMD / CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8 (IN X16) VMD
(Available when the device is detected by the system)
Select Enable to use the Intel Volume Management Device Technology for this specific root port. The options are Disable and Enable.
Hot Plug Capable (Available when the device is detected by the system)
Use this feature to enable hot plug support for PCIe root ports 1A~1D. The options
are Disable and Enable.
VMD Config for PStack1
Intel® VMD for Volume Management Device
Select Enable to use the Intel Volume Management Device Technology for this stack.
The options are Disable and Enable.
*If the item above is set to Enable, the following items will be displayed:
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8 (IN X16) VMD / CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8 VMD
(Available when the device is detected by the system)
Select Enable to use the Intel Volume Management Device Technology for this specific root port. The options are Disable and Enable.
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Hot Plug Capable (Available when the device is detected by the system)
Use this feature to enable hot plug support for PCIe root ports 2A~2D. The options
are Disable and Enable.
VMD Config for PStack2
Intel® VMD for Volume Management Device
Select Enable to use the Intel Volume Management Device Technology for this stack.
The options are Disable and Enable.
*If the item above is set to Enable, the following items will be displayed:
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8 VMD / CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8 VMD (Available
when the device is detected by the system)
Select Enable to use the Intel Volume Management Device Technology for this specific root port. The options are Disable and Enable.
Hot Plug Capable (Available when the device is detected by the system)
Use this feature to enable hot plug support for PCIe root ports 3A~3D. The options
are Disable and Enable.
PCI-E Completion Timeout Disable
Use this feature to enable PCI-E Completion Timeout support for electric tuning. The
options are Yes, No, and Per-Port.
South Bridge
The following USB information will display:
•USB Module Version
•USB Devices
Legacy USB Support
This feature enables support for USB 2.0 and older. The options are Enabled, Disabled,
and Auto.
XHCI Hand-off
When this feature is disabled, the motherboard will not support USB 3.0. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.
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Port 60/64 Emulation
This feature allows legacy I/O support for USB devices like mice and keyboards. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.
Server ME Configuration
The following General ME Configuration will display:
•Oper. Firmware Version
•Backup Firmware Version
•Recovery Firmware Version
•ME Firmware Status #1
•ME Firmware Status #2
•Current State
•Error Code
PCH SATA Configuration
When this submenu is selected, the AMI BIOS automatically detects the presence of the SATA
devices that are supported by the Intel PCH chip and displays the following items:
SATA Controller
This item enables or disables the onboard SATA controller supported by the Intel PCH chip.
The options are Disable and Enable.
Configure SATA as
Select AHCI to configure a SATA drive specified by the user as an AHCI drive. Select RAID
to configure a SATA drive specified by the user as a RAID drive. The options are AHCI and
RAID.
SATA HDD Unlock
This feature allows the user to remove any password-protected SATA disk drives. The options
are Enable and Disable.
Aggressive Link Power Management
When this item is set to Enable, the SATA AHCI controller manages the power usage of the
SATA link. The controller will put the link in a low power mode during extended periods of I/O
inactivity, and will return the link to an active state when I/O activity resumes. The options
are Disable and Enable.
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*If the item "Configure SATA as" above is set to RAID, the following items will display:
SATA RSTe Boot Info
Select Enable to provide full int13h support for the devices attached to SATA controller. The
options are Disable and Enable.
SATA RAID Option ROM/UEFI Driver
Select UEFI to load the EFI driver for system boot. Select Legacy to load a legacy driver for
system boot. The options are Disable, EFI, and Legacy.
SATA Port 0 ~ Port 7
This item displays the information detected on the installed SATA drive on the particular SATA
port.
•Model number of drive and capacity
•Software Preserve Support
Port 0 ~ Port 7 Hot Plug
Set this item to Enable for hot plug support, which will allow the user to replace a SATA
drive without shutting down the system. The options are Disable and Enable.
Port 0 ~ Port 7 Spin Up Device
On an edge detect from 0 to 1, set this item to allow the PCH to initialize the device. The
options are Disable and Enable.
Port 0 ~ Port 7 SATA Device Type
Use this item to specify if the SATA port specified by the user should be connected to a Solid
State drive or a Hard Disk Drive. The options are Hard Disk Drive and Solid State Drive.
PCH sSATA Configuration
When this submenu is selected, the AMI BIOS automatically detects the presence of the SATA
devices that are supported by the Intel PCH chip and displays the following items:
sSATA Controller
This item enables or disables the onboard sSATA controller supported by the Intel PCH chip.
The options are Enable and Disable.
Configure sSATA as
Select AHCI to configure an sSATA drive specified by the user as an AHCI drive. Select RAID
to configure an sSATA drive specified by the user as a RAID drive. The options are AHCI
and RAID.
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SATA HDD Unlock
This feature allows the user to remove any password-protected SATA disk drives. The options
are Disable and Enable.
Aggressive Link Power Management
When this item is set to Enable, the SATA AHCI controller manages the power usage of the
SATA link. The controller will put the link in a low power mode during extended periods of I/O
inactivity, and will return the link to an active state when I/O activity resumes. The options
are Disable and Enable.
*If the item "Configure sSATA as" above is set to RAID, the following items will display:
sSATA RSTe Boot Info
Select Enable to provide full int13h support for the devices attached to sSATA controller. The
options are Disable and Enable.
sSATA RAID Option ROM/UEFI Driver
Select UEFI to load the EFI driver for system boot. Select Legacy to load a legacy driver for
system boot. The options are Disable, EFI, and Legacy.
sSATA Port 2
This item displays the information detected on the installed sSATA drive on the particular
sSATA port.
•Model number of drive and capacity
•Software Preserve Support
Hot Plug
Set this item to Enable for hot plug support, which will allow the user to replace a SATA
drive without shutting down the system. The options are Disable and Enable.
Spin Up Device
On an edge detect from 0 to 1, set this item to allow the PCH to initialize the device. The
options are Disable and Enable.
sSATA Device Type
Use this item to specify if the SATA port specified by the user should be connected to a Solid
State drive or a Hard Disk Drive. The options are Hard Disk Drive and Solid State Drive.
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PCIe/PCI/PnP Configuration
The following information will display:
•PCI Bus Driver Version
•PCI Devices Common Settings:
Above 4G Decoding (Available if the system supports 64-bit PCI decoding)
Select Enabled to decode a PCI device that supports 64-bit in the space above 4G Address.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
SR-IOV Support
Use this feature to enable or disable Single Root IO Virtualization Support. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
MMIO High Base
Use this item to select the base memory size according to memory-address mapping for the
IO hub. The options are 56T, 40T, 24T, 16T, 4T, and 1T.
MMIO High Granularity Size
Use this item to select the high memory size according to memory-address mapping for the
IO hub. The options are 1G, 4G, 16G, 64G, 256G, and 1024G.
PCI PERR/SERR Support
Select Enabled to allow a PCI device to generate a PERR/SERR number for a PCI Bus Signal
Error Event. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Maximum Read Request
Use this item to select the Maximum Read Request size of the PCI-Express device, or select
Auto to allow the System BIOS to determine the value. The options are Auto, 128 Bytes, 256
Bytes, 512 Bytes, 1024 Bytes, 2048 Bytes, and 4096 Bytes.
MMCFG Base
Use this item to select the low base address for PCIE adapters to increase base memory.
The options are 1G, 1.5G, 1.75G, 2G, 2.25G. and 3G.
NVMe Firmware Source
Use this item to select the NVMe firmware to support booting. The options are Vendor Defined Firmware and AMI Native Support. The default option, Vendor Defined Firmware, is
pre-installed on the drive and may resolve errata or enable innovative functions for the drive.
The other option, AMI Native Support, is offered by the BIOS with a generic method.
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VGA Priority
Use this feature to select VGA priority when multiple VGA devices are detected. Select Onboard to give priority to your onboard video device. Select Offboard to give priority to your
graphics card. The options are Onboard and Offboard.
PCH SLOT1 PCI-E 3.0 X4 (IN X8) OPROM
Use this feature to select which firmware type to be loaded for the add-on card in this slot.
The options are Disabled, Legacy, and EFI.
CPU SLOT2 PCI-E 3.0 X8 OPROM
Use this feature to select which firmware type to be loaded for the add-on card in this slot.
The options are Disabled, Legacy, and EFI.
CPU SLOT3 PCI-E 3.0 X8 OPROM
Use this feature to select which firmware type to be loaded for the add-on card in this slot.
The options are Disabled, Legacy, and EFI.
CPU SLOT4 PCI-E 3.0 X8 (IN X16) OPROM
Use this feature to select which firmware type to be loaded for the add-on card in this slot.
The options are Disabled, Legacy, and EFI.
CPU SLOT5 PCI-E 3.0 X8 OPROM
Use this feature to select which firmware type to be loaded for the add-on card in this slot.
The options are Disabled, Legacy, and EFI.
CPU SLOT6 PCI-E 3.0 X8 (IN X16) OPROM
Use this feature to select which firmware type to be loaded for the add-on card in this slot.
The options are Disabled, Legacy, and EFI.
CPU SLOT7 PCI-E 3.0 X8 OPROM
Use this feature to select which firmware type to be loaded for the add-on card in this slot.
The options are Disabled, Legacy, and EFI.
M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4 OPROM
Use this feature to select which firmware type to be loaded for the add-on card in this slot.
The options are Disabled, Legacy, and EFI.
Onboard LAN Option ROM Type
Use to feature to enable Option ROM support to boot the computer using a network device
specified by the user. The options are Legacy and EFI.
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Onboard LAN1 Option ROM
Use this feature to select which firmware function to be loaded for LAN Port1 used for system
boot. The options are Disabled, PXE, and iSCSI.
Onboard LAN2 Option ROM
Use this feature to select which firmware function to be loaded for LAN Port2 used for system
boot. The options are Disabled and PXE.
Onboard Video Option ROM
Use this item to select the Onboard Video Option ROM type. The options are Disabled,
Legacy, and EFI.
Network Stack Configuration
Network Stack
Select Enabled to enable PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) or UEFI (Unified Extensible
Firmware Interface) for network stack support. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Ipv4 PXE Support
Select Enabled to enable IPv4 PXE boot support. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Ipv4 HTTP Support
Select Enabled to enable IPv4 HTTP boot support. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Ipv6 PXE Support
Select Enabled to enable IPv6 PXE boot support. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Ipv6 HTTP Support
Select Enabled to enable IPv6 HTTP boot support. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
PXE Boot Wait Time
Use this option to specify the wait time to press the ESC key to abort the PXE boot. Press
"+" or "-" on your keyboard to change the value. The default setting is 0.
Media Detect Count
Use this option to specify the number of times media will be checked. Press "+" or "-" on
your keyboard to change the value. The default setting is 1.
Super IO Configuration
The following Super IO information will display:
•Super IO Chip AST2500
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Serial Port 1 Configuration
This submenu allows the user to configure the settings of Serial Port 1.
Serial Port 1
Select Enabled to enable the selected onboard serial port. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
Device Settings
This item displays the status of a serial part specified by the user.
Change Settings
This feature specifies the base I/O port address and the Interrupt Request address of a
serial port specified by the user. Select Auto to allow the BIOS to automatically assign the
base I/O and IRQ address.
The options for Serial Port 1 are Auto, (IO=3F8h; IRQ=4;), (IO=3F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
9, 10, 11, 12;), (IO=2F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;), (IO=3E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
9, 10, 11, 12;), and (IO=2E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;).
Serial Port 2 Configuration
This submenu allows the user to configure the settings of Serial Port 2.
Serial Port 2
Select Enabled to enable the selected onboard serial port. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
Device Settings
This item displays the status of a serial part specified by the user.
Change Settings
This feature specifies the base I/O port address and the Interrupt Request address of a
serial port specified by the user. Select Auto to allow the BIOS to automatically assign the
base I/O and IRQ address.
The options for Serial Port 2 are Auto, (IO=2F8h; IRQ=3;), (IO=3F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
9, 10, 11, 12;), (IO=2F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;), (IO=3E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
9, 10, 11, 12;), and (IO=2E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;).
Serial Port 2 Attribute (Available for Serial Port 2 only)
Select SOL to use COM Port 2 as a Serial Over LAN (SOL) port for console redirection.
The options are SOL and COM.
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Serial Port Console Redirection
COM1 Console Redirection
Select Enabled to enable console redirection support for a serial port specified by the user.
The options are Enabled and Disabled.
*If the item above is set to Enabled, the following items will become available for
configuration:
COM1 Console Redirection Settings
Use this feature to specify how the host computer will exchange data with the client
computer, which is the remote computer used by the user.
COM1 Terminal Type
This feature allows the user to select the target terminal emulation type for Console
Redirection. Select VT100 to use the ASCII Character set. Select VT100+ to add color
and function key support. Select ANSI to use the Extended ASCII Character Set. Select
VT-UTF8 to use UTF8 encoding to map Unicode characters into one or more bytes. The
options are VT100, VT100+, VT-UTF8, and ANSI.
COM1 Bits Per Second
Use this feature to set the transmission speed for a serial port used in Console Redirection.
Make sure that the same speed is used in the host computer and the client computer. A
lower transmission speed may be required for long and busy lines. The options are 9600,
19200, 38400, 57600 and 115200 (bits per second).
COM1 Data Bits
Use this feature to set the data transmission size for Console Redirection. The options are
7 Bits and 8 Bits.
COM1 Parity
A parity bit can be sent along with regular data bits to detect data transmission errors. Select
Even if the parity bit is set to 0, and the number of 1's in data bits is even. Select Odd if
the parity bit is set to 0, and the number of 1's in data bits is odd. Select None if you do
not want to send a parity bit with your data bits in transmission. Select Mark to add a mark
as a parity bit to be sent along with the data bits. Select Space to add a Space as a parity
bit to be sent with your data bits. The options are None, Even, Odd, Mark, and Space.
COM1 Stop Bits
A stop bit indicates the end of a serial data packet. Select 1 Stop Bit for standard serial
data communication. Select 2 Stop Bits if slower devices are used. The options are 1 and 2.
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COM1 Flow Control
Use this feature to set the flow control for Console Redirection to prevent data loss caused
by buffer overflow. Send a "Stop" signal to stop sending data when the receiving buffer
is full. Send a "Start" signal to start sending data when the receiving buffer is empty. The
options are None and Hardware RTS/CTS.
COM1 VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
Select Enabled to enable VT-UTF8 Combination Key support for ANSI/VT100 terminals.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
COM1 Recorder Mode
Select Enabled to capture the data displayed on a terminal and send it as text messages
to a remote server. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
COM1 Resolution 100x31
Select Enabled for extended-terminal resolution support. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
COM1 Legacy OS Redirection Resolution
Use this feature to select the number of rows and columns used in Console Redirection
for legacy OS support. The options are 80x24 and 80x25.
COM1 Putty KeyPad
This feature selects the settings for Function Keys and KeyPad used for Putty, which
is a terminal emulator designed for the Windows OS. The options are VT100, LINUX,
XTERMR6, SC0, ESCN, and VT400.
COM1 Redirection After BIOS POST
Use this feature to enable or disable legacy console redirection after BIOS POST. When
set to Bootloader, legacy console redirection is disabled before booting the OS. When set
to Always Enable, legacy console redirection remains enabled when booting the OS. The
options are Always Enable and Bootloader.
SOL/COM2 Console Redirection
Select Enabled to use the SOL port for Console Redirection. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
*If the item above is set to Enabled, the following items will become available for
configuration:
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SOL/COM2 Console Redirection Settings
Use this feature to specify how the host computer will exchange data with the client
computer, which is the remote computer used by the user.
COM2 Terminal Type
Use this feature to select the target terminal emulation type for Console Redirection.
Select VT100 to use the ASCII Character set. Select VT100+ to add color and function key
support. Select ANSI to use the Extended ASCII Character Set. Select VT-UTF8 to use
UTF8 encoding to map Unicode characters into one or more bytes. The options are ANSI,
VT100, VT100+, and VT-UTF8.
COM2 Bits Per Second
Use this feature to set the transmission speed for a serial port used in Console Redirection.
Make sure that the same speed is used in the host computer and the client computer. A
lower transmission speed may be required for long and busy lines. The options are 9600,
19200, 38400, 57600 and 115200 (bits per second).
COM2 Data Bits
Use this feature to set the data transmission size for Console Redirection. The options are
7 Bits and 8 Bits.
COM2 Parity
A parity bit can be sent along with regular data bits to detect data transmission errors.
Select Even if the parity bit is set to 0, and the number of 1's in data bits is even. Select
Odd if the parity bit is set to 0, and the number of 1's in data bits is odd. Select None if you
do not want to send a parity bit with your data bits in transmission. Select Mark to add a
mark as a parity bit to be sent along with the data bits. Select Space to add a Space as a
parity bit to be sent with your data bits. The options are None, Even, Odd, Mark and Space.
COM2 Stop Bits
A stop bit indicates the end of a serial data packet. Select 1 Stop Bit for standard serial
data communication. Select 2 Stop Bits if slower devices are used. The options are 1 and 2.
COM2 Flow Control
Use this feature to set the flow control for Console Redirection to prevent data loss caused
by buffer overflow. Send a "Stop" signal to stop sending data when the receiving buffer
is full. Send a "Start" signal to start sending data when the receiving buffer is empty. The
options are None and Hardware RTS/CTS.
COM2 VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
Select Enabled to enable VT-UTF8 Combination Key support for ANSI/VT100 terminals.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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COM2 Recorder Mode
Select Enabled to capture the data displayed on a terminal and send it as text messages
to a remote server. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
COM2 Resolution 100x31
Select Enabled for extended-terminal resolution support. The options are Disabled and
Enabled.
COM2 Legacy OS Redirection Resolution
Use this feature to select the number of rows and columns used in Console Redirection
for legacy OS support. The options are 80x24 and 80x25.
COM2 Putty KeyPad
This feature selects Function Keys and KeyPad settings for Putty, which is a terminal
emulator designed for the Windows OS. The options are VT100, LINUX, XTERMR6, SCO,
ESCN, and VT400.
COM2 Redirection After BIOS POST
Use this feature to enable or disable legacy Console Redirection after BIOS POST. When
set to Bootloader, legacy Console Redirection is disabled before booting the OS. When
set to Always Enable, legacy Console Redirection remains enabled when booting the OS.
The options are Always Enable and Bootloader.
Legacy Console Redirection
Legacy Serial Redirection Port
Use this feature to select a COM port to display redirection of Legacy OS and Legacy OPROM
messages. The options are COM1 and SOL/COM2.
EMS (Emergency Management Services) Console Redirection
Select Enabled to use a COM port selected by the user for EMS Console Redirection. The
options are Enabled and Disabled.
*If the item above is set to Enabled, the following items will become available for
configuration:
EMS Console Redirection Settings
This feature allows the user to specify how the host computer will exchange data with the
client computer, which is the remote computer used by the user.
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Out-of-Band Mgmt Port
The feature selects a serial port in a client server to be used by the Microsoft Windows
Emergency Management Services (EMS) to communicate with a remote host server. The
options are COM1 and SOL/COM2.
Terminal Type
Use this feature to select the target terminal emulation type for Console Redirection.
Select VT100 to use the ASCII character set. Select VT100+ to add color and function
key support. Select ANSI to use the extended ASCII character set. Select VT-UTF8 to use
UTF8 encoding to map Unicode characters into one or more bytes. The options are VT100,
VT100+, VT-UTF8, and ANSI.
Bits Per Second
This item sets the transmission speed for a serial port used in Console Redirection. Make
sure that the same speed is used in the host computer and the client computer. A lower
transmission speed may be required for long and busy lines. The options are 9600, 19200,
57600, and 115200 (bits per second).
Flow Control
Use this item to set the flow control for Console Redirection to prevent data loss caused
by buffer overflow. Send a "Stop" signal to stop sending data when the receiving buffer
is full. Send a "Start" signal to start sending data when the receiving buffer is empty. The
options are None, Hardware RTS/CTS, and Software Xon/Xoff.
Data Bits, Parity, Stop Bits
ACPI Settings
WHEA Support
Select Enabled to support the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) platform and
provide a common infrastructure for the system to handle hardware errors within the Windows
OS environment to reduce system crashes and to enhance system recovery and health
monitoring. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
High Precision Event Timer
Select Enabled to activate the High Precision Event Timer (HPET) that produces periodic
interrupts at a much higher frequency than a Real-time Clock (RTC) does in synchronizing
multimedia streams, providing smooth playback and reducing the dependency on other
timestamp calculation devices, such as an x86 RDTSC Instruction embedded in the CPU.
The High Performance Event Timer is used to replace the 8254 Programmable Interval Timer.
The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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Trusted Computing
The X11SPL-F supports TPM 1.2 and 2.0. The following Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
information will display if a TPM 2.0 module is detected:
•Vendor Name
•Firmware Version
Security Device Support
If this feature and the TPM jumper on the motherboard are both set to Enabled, onboard
security devices will be enabled for TPM (Trusted Platform Module) support to enhance data
integrity and network security. Please reboot the system for a change on this setting to take
effect. The options are Disable and Enable.
•Active PCR Bank
•SHA256 PCR Bank
*If the item above is set to Enable, "SHA-1 PCR Bank" and "SHA256 PCR Bank" will
become available for configuration:
SHA-1 PCR Bank
Use this item to disable or enable the SHA-1 Platform Configuration Register (PCR) bank for
the installed TPM device. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
SHA256 PCR Bank
Use this item to disable or enable the SHA256 Platform Configuration Register (PCR) bank
for the installed TPM device. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Pending Operation
Use this item to schedule a TPM-related operation to be performed by a security device for
system data integrity. Your system will reboot to carry out a pending TPM operation. The
options are None and TPM Clear.
Platform Hierarchy
Use this item to disable or enable platform hierarchy for platform protection. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
Storage Hierarchy
Use this item to disable or enable storage hieararchy for cryptographic protection. The options
are Disabled and Enabled.
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Endorsement Hierarchy
Use this item to disable or enable endorsement hierarchy for privacy control. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
PH Randomization
Use this item to disable or enable Platform Hiearchy (PH) Randomization. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
TXT Support
Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) helps protect against software-based attacks and
ensures protection, confidentiality, and integrity of data stored or created on the system. Use
this feature to enable or disable TXT Suppport. The options are Disable and Enable.
iSCSI Configuration
iSCSI Initiator Name
This feature allows the user to enter the unique name of the iSCSI Initiator in IQN format.
Once the name of the iSCSI Initiator is entered into the system, configure the proper settings
for the following items.
Add an Attempt
Delete Attempts
Change Attempt Order
Intel(R) Virtual RAID on CPU
Intel(R) VROC with VMD Technology 5.1.0.1007
RAID volumes and Intel VMD Controllers information will be displayed if they are detected
by the system.
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4.4Event Logs
Use this feature to configure Event Log settings.
Change SMBIOS Event Log Settings
Enabling/Disabling Options
SMBIOS Event Log
Change this item to enable or disable all features of the SMBIOS Event Logging during system
boot. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Erasing Settings
Erase Event Log
If No is selected, data stored in the event log will not be erased. Select Yes, Next Reset, data
in the event log will be erased upon next system reboot. Select Yes, Every Reset, data in
the event log will be erased upon every system reboot. The options are No, Yes, Next reset,
and Yes, Every reset.
When Log is Full
Select Erase Immediately for all messages to be automatically erased from the event log
when the event log memory is full. The options are Do Nothing and Erase Immediately.
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SMBIOS Event Log Standard Settings
Log System Boot Event
This option toggles the System Boot Event logging to enabled or disabled. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
MECI
The Multiple Event Count Increment (MECI) counter counts the number of occurences that
a duplicate event must happen before the MECI counter is incremented. This is a numeric
value. The default value is 1.
METW
The Multiple Event Time Window (METW) defines the number of minutes that must pass
between duplicate log events before MECI is incremented. This is in minutes, from 0 to 99.
The default value is 60.
Note: After making changes on a setting, be sure to reboot the system for the changes
to take effect.
View SMBIOS Event Log
Select this submenu and press enter to see the contents of the SMBIOS event log. The
following categories will be displayed: Date/Time/Error Codes/Severity.
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4.5IPMI
Use this feature to configure Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) settings.
BMC Firmware Revision
This item indicates the IPMI firmware revision used in your system.
IPMI Status (Baseboard Management Controller)
This item indicates the status of the IPMI firmware installed in your system.
System Event Log
Enabling/Disabling Options
SEL Components
Select Enabled for all system event logging at bootup. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Erasing Settings
Erase SEL
Select Yes, On next reset to erase all system event logs upon next system reboot. Select
Yes, On every reset to erase all system event logs upon each system reboot. Select No to
keep all system event logs after each system reboot. The options are No, Yes, On next reset,
and Yes, On every reset.
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When SEL is Full
This feature allows the user to decide what the BIOS should do when the system event log
is full. Select Erase Immediately to erase all events in the log when the system event log is
full. The options are Do Nothing and Erase Immediately.
Note: After making changes on a setting, be sure to reboot the system for the changes
to take effect.
BMC Network Configuration
BMC Network Configuration
Configure IPV4 Support
This section displays configuration features for IPV4 support.
IPMI LAN Selection
This item displays the IPMI LAN setting. The default setting is Failover.
IPMI Network Link Status
This item displays the IPMI Network Link status. The default setting is Shared LAN.
Update IPMI LAN Configuration
Select Yes for the BIOS to implement all IP/MAC address changes at the next system boot.
The options are No and Yes.
*If the item above is set to Yes, the following item will become available for configuration:
Configuration Address Source
This feature allows the user to select the source of the IP address for this computer. If Static
is selected, you will need to know the IP address of this computer and enter it to the system
manually in the field. If DHCP is selected, the BIOS will search for a DHCP (Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol) server in the network that is attached to and request the next available
IP address for this computer. The options are DHCP and Static.
*If the item above is set to Static, the following items will become available for
configuration:
Station IP Address
This item displays the Station IP address for this computer. This should be in decimal and in
dotted quad form (i.e., 192.168.10.253).
Subnet Mask
This item displays the sub-network that this computer belongs to. The value of each threedigit number separated by dots should not exceed 255.
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Station MAC Address
This item displays the Station MAC address for this computer. Mac addresses are 6 two-digit
hexadecimal numbers.
Gateway IP Address
This item displays the Gateway IP address for this computer. This should be in decimal and
in dotted quad form (i.e., 172.31.0.1).
VLAN
This item displays the virtual LAN settings. The options are Disable and Enable.
Configure IPV6 Support
This section displays configuration features for IPV6 support.
LAN Channel 1
IPV6 Support
Use this feature to enable IPV6 support. The options are Enabled and Disabled.
Configuration Address Source
This feature allows the user to select the source of the IP address for this computer. If Static
is selected, you will need to know the IP address of this computer and enter it to the system
manually in the field. If DHCP is selected, the BIOS will search for a DHCP (Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol) server in the network that is attached to and request the next available
IP address for this computer. The options are Unspecified, Static, and DHCP.
*If the item above is set to Static, the following items will become available for
configuration:
•Station IPV6 Address
•Prefix Length
•IPV6 Router1 IP Address
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4.6Security
This menu allows the user to configure the following security settings for the system.
Administrator Password
Press Enter to create a new, or change an existing, Administrator password.
User Password
Press Enter to create a new, or change an existing, User password.
Password Check
Select Setup for the system to check for a password at Setup. Select Always for the system
to check for a password at bootup or upon entering the BIOS Setup utility. The options are
Setup and Always.
Secure Boot
This section displays the contents of the following secure boot features:
•System Mode
•Secure Boot
•Vendor Keys
Secure Boot
Use this item to enable secure boot. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
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Secure Boot Mode
Use this item to configure Secure Boot variables without authentication. The options are
Standard and Custom.
CSM Support
Select Enabled to support the EFI Compatibility Support Module (CSM), which provides
compatibility support for traditional legacy BIOS for system boot. The options are Enabled
and Disabled.
Key Management
This submenu allows the user to configure the following Key Management settings.
Provision Factory Default Keys
Select Enabled to install the default Secure Boot keys set by the manufacturer. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
Enroll All Factory Default Keys
Select Yes to install all default secure keys set by the manufacturer. The options are
Yes and No.
Enroll EFI Image
This feature allows the image to run in Secure Boot Mode. Enroll SHA256 Hash Certicate
of the image into the Authorized Signature Database.
Save All Secure Boot Variables
This feature allows the user to decide if all secure boot variables should be saved.
Platform Key (PK)
This feature allows the user to configure the settings of the platform keys.
Set New
Select Yes to load the new platform keys (PK) from the manufacturer's defaults. Select
No to load the platform keys from a file. The options are Yes and No.
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Key Exchange Keys
Set New
Select Yes to load the KEK from the manufacturer's defaults. Select No to load the KEK
from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Append
Select Yes to add the KEK from the manufacturer's defaults list to the existing KEK.
Select No to load the KEK from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Authorized Signatures
Set New
Select Yes to load the database from the manufacturer's defaults. Select No to load the
DB from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Append
Select Yes to add the database from the manufacturer's defaults to the existing DB.
Select No to load the DB from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Forbidden Signatures
Set New
Select Yes to load the DBX from the manufacturer's defaults. Select No to load the DBX
from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Append
Select Yes to add the DBX from the manufacturer's defaults to the existing DBX. Select
No to load the DBX from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Authorized TimeStamps
Set New
Select Yes to load the DBT from the manufacturer's defaults. Select No to load the DBT
from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Append
Select Yes to add the DBT from the manufacturer's defaults list to the existing DBT. Select
No to load the DBT from a file. The options are Yes and No.
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OsRecovery Signature
This item uploads and installs an OSRecovery Signature. You may insert a factory default
key or load from a file. The file formats accepted are:
1) Public Key Certificate
a. EFI Signature List
b. EFI CERT X509 (DER Encoded)
c. EFI CERT RSA2048 (bin)
d. EFI SERT SHA256 (bin)
2) EFI Time Based Authenticated Variable
When prompted, select "Yes" to load Factory Defaults or "No' to load from a file.
Set New
Select Yes to load the DBR from the manufacturer's defaults. Select No to load the DBR
from a file. The options are Yes and No.
Append
This item uploads and adds an OSRecovery Signature into the Key Management. You
may insert a factory default key or load from a file. When prompted, select "Yes" to load
Factory Defaults or "No" to load from a file.
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4.7Boot
Use this feature to configure Boot settings.
Boot Mode Select
Use this item to select the type of device that the system is going to boot from. The options
are Legacy, UEFI, and Dual.
Legacy to EFI Support
Select Enabled to boot EFI OS support after Legacy boot order has failed. The options are
Disabled and Enabled.
Fixed Boot Order Priorities
This option prioritizes the order of bootable devices that the system boots from. Press <Enter>
on each entry from top to bottom to select devices.
*If the item "Boot Mode Select" above is set to Legacy, UEFI, or Dual, the following
items will be displayed:
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual Boot Option #1
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual Boot Option #2
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual Boot Option #3
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual Boot Option #4
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual Boot Option #5
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•Legacy/UEFI/Dual Boot Option #6
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual Boot Option #7
•Legacy/UEFI/Dual Boot Option #8
•UEFI/Dual Boot Option #9
•Dual Boot Option #10
•Dual Boot Option #11
•Dual Boot Option #12
•Dual Boot Option #13
•Dual Boot Option #14
•Dual Boot Option #15
•Dual Boot Option #16
•Dual Boot Option #17
Delete Boot Option
This feature allows the user to select a boot device to delete from the boot priority list.
Delete Boot Option
Use this item to remove an EFI boot option from the boot priority list.
NETWORK Drive BBS Priorities
This feature sets the system boot order of detected devices.
•Boot Option #1
UEFI Application Boot Priorities
This feature allows the user to specify which UEFI devices are boot devices.
•UEFI Boot Option #1
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*If any storage media is detected, the following items will become available for
configuration:
Add New Boot Option
This feature allows the user to add a new boot option to the boot priority features for your
system.
Add Boot Option
Use this item to specify the name for the new boot option.
Path for Boot Option
Use this item to enter the path for the new boot option in the format fsx:\path\filename.efi.
Boot Option File Path
Use this item to specify the file path for the new boot option.
Create
Use this item to set the name and the file path of the new boot option.
UEFI Hard Disk Drive BBS Priorities
This feature sets the system boot order of detected devices.
•Boot Option #1
Hard Disk Drive BBS Priorities
This feature sets the system boot order of detected devices.
•Boot Option #1
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4.8 Save & Exit
Select the Save & Exit tab from the BIOS setup screen to configure the settings below:
Save Options
Discard Changes and Exit
Select this option to quit the BIOS Setup without making any permanent changes to the
system configuration and reboot the computer. Select Discard Changes and Exit from the
Save & Exit menu and press <Enter>.
Save Changes and Reset
After completing the system configuration changes, select this option to save the changes
you have made. This will not reset (reboot) the system.
Save Changes
When you have completed the system configuration changes, select this option to leave the
BIOS setup utility and reboot the computer for the new system configuration parameters to
take effect. Select Save Changes from the Save & Exit menu and press <Enter>.
Discard Changes
Select this option and press <Enter> to discard all the changes and return to the AMI BIOS
utility program.
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Default Options
Restore Optimized Defaults
To set this feature, select Restore Defaults from the Save & Exit menu and press <Enter>.
These are factory settings designed for maximum system stability, but not for maximum
performance.
Save As User Defaults
To set this feature, select Save as User Defaults from the Save & Exit menu and press
<Enter>. This enables the user to save any changes to the BIOS setup for future use.
Restore User Defaults
To set this feature, select Restore User Defaults from the Save & Exit menu and press <Enter>.
Use this feature to retrieve user-defined settings that were saved previously.
Boot Override
Listed in this section are other boot options for the system (i.e., Built-in EFI shell). Select an
option and press <Enter>. Your system will boot to the selected boot option.
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Appendix A
BIOS Codes
A.1BIOS Error POST (Beep) Codes
During the POST (Power-On Self-Test) routines, which are performed each time the system
is powered on, errors may occur.
Non-fatal errors are those which, in most cases, allow the system to continue the boot-up
process. The error messages normally appear on the screen.
Fatal errors are those which will not allow the system to continue the boot-up procedure. If
a fatal error occurs, you should consult with your system manufacturer for possible repairs.
These fatal errors are usually communicated through a series of audible beeps. The table
shown below lists some common errors and their corresponding beep codes encountered
by users.
BIOS Beep (POST) Codes
Beep Code
Error Message
Description
1 beep
Refresh
Circuits have been reset (Ready to power up)
5 short, 1 long
Memory error
No memory detected in system
5 long, 2 short
Display memory read/write error
Video adapter missing or with faulty memory
1 long continuous
System OH
System overheat condition
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A.2Additional BIOS POST Codes
The AMI BIOS supplies additional checkpoint codes, which are documented online at http://
www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/ ("AMI BIOS POST Codes User's Guide").
When BIOS performs the Power On Self Test, it writes checkpoint codes to I/O port 0080h.
If the computer cannot complete the boot process, a diagnostic card can be attached to the
computer to read I/O port 0080h (Supermicro p/n AOC-LPC80-20).
For information on AMI updates, please refer to http://www.ami.com/products/.
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Appendix B
Software Installation
B.1Installing Software Programs
The Supermicro FTP site contains drivers and utilities for your system at ftp://ftp.supermicro.
com. Some of these must be installed, such as the chipset driver.
After accessing the FTP site, go into the CDR_Images directory and locate the ISO file for
your motherboard. Download this file to create a CD/DVD of the drivers and utilities it contains.
(You may also use a utility to extract the ISO file if preferred.)
After creating a CD/DVD with the ISO files, insert the disk into the CD/DVD drive on your
system and the display shown in Figure B-1 should appear.
Another option is to go to the Supermicro website at http://www.supermicro.com/products/.
Find the product page for your motherboard here, where you may download individual drivers
and utilities to your hard drive or a USB flash drive and install from there.
Note: To install the Windows OS, please refer to the instructions posted on our website
at http://www.supermicro.com/support/manuals/.
Figure B-1. Driver/Tool Installation Display Screen
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Click the icons showing a hand writing on the paper to view the readme files for each item.
Click a computer icon to the right of an item to install an item (from top to bottom) one at a
time. After installing each item, you must reboot the system before proceeding with the next
item on the list. The bottom icon with a CD on it allows you to view the entire contents of
the CD.
When making a storage driver diskette by booting into a driver CD, please set the SATA
Configuration to "Compatible Mode" and configure SATA as IDE in the BIOS Setup. After
making the driver diskette, be sure to change the SATA settings back to your original settings.
B.2SuperDoctor® 5
The Supermicro SuperDoctor 5 is a hardware monitoring program that functions in a
command-line or web-based interface in Windows and Linux operating systems. The program
monitors system health information such as CPU temperature, system voltages, system
power consumption, fan speed, and provides alerts via email or Simple Network Management
Protocol (SNMP).
SuperDoctor 5 comes in local and remote management versions and can be used with
Nagios to maximize your system monitoring needs. With SuperDoctor 5 Management Server
(SSM Server), you can remotely control power on/off and reset chassis intrusion for multiple
systems with SuperDoctor 5 or IPMI. SD5 Management Server monitors HTTP, FTP, and
SMTP services to optimize the efficiency of your operation.
Note: The default Username and Password for SuperDoctor 5 is admin / admin.
Figure B-2. SuperDoctor 5 Interface Display Screen (Health Information)
Note: The SuperDoctor 5 program and user’s manual can be downloaded from the
Supermicro website at http://www.supermicro.com/products/nfo/sms_sd5.cfm.
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Appendix C
Standardized Warning Statements
The following statements are industry standard warnings, provided to warn the user of
situations which have the potential for bodily injury. Should you have questions or experience
difficulty, contact Supermicro's Technical Support department for assistance. Only certified
technicians should attempt to install or configure components.
Read this section in its entirety before installing or configuring components.
These warnings may also be found on our website at http://www.supermicro.com/about/
policies/safety_information.cfm.
Battery Handling
Warning! There is the danger of explosion if the battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace
the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions
電池の取り扱い
電池交換が正しく行われなかった場合、破裂の危険性があります。 交換する電池はメーカーが推
奨する型、
または同等のものを使用下さい。使用済電池は製造元の指示に従って処分して下さい。
警告
电池更换不当会有爆炸危险。请只使用同类电池或制造商推荐的功能相当的电池更换原有电
池。请按制造商的说明处理废旧电池。
警告
電池更換不當會有爆炸危險。請使用製造商建議之相同或功能相當的電池更換原有電池。請按
照製造商的說明指示處理廢棄舊電池。
Warnung
Bei Einsetzen einer falschen Batterie besteht Explosionsgefahr. Ersetzen Sie die Batterie nur
durch den gleichen oder vom Hersteller empfohlenen Batterietyp. Entsorgen Sie die benutzten
Batterien nach den Anweisungen des Herstellers.
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Attention
Danger d'explosion si la pile n'est pas remplacée correctement. Ne la remplacer que par une
pile de type semblable ou équivalent, recommandée par le fabricant. Jeter les piles usagées
conformément aux instructions du fabricant.
¡Advertencia!
Existe peligro de explosión si la batería se reemplaza de manera incorrecta. Reemplazar la
batería exclusivamente con el mismo tipo o el equivalente recomendado por el fabricante.
Desechar las baterías gastadas según las instrucciones del fabricante.
!‫אזהרה‬
‫ יש להחליף‬.‫קיימת סכנת פיצוץ של הסוללה במידה והוחלפה בדרך לא תקינה‬
.‫את הסוללה בסוג התואם מחברת יצרן מומלצת‬
.‫סילוק הסוללות המשומשות יש לבצע לפי הוראות היצרן‬
‫هناك خطر من انفجار يف حالة اسحبذال البطارية بطريقة غري صحيحة فعليل‬
‫اسحبذال البطارية‬
‫فقط بنفس النىع أو ما يعادلها مام أوصث به الرشمة املصنعة‬
‫جخلص من البطاريات املسحعملة وفقا لحعليامت الرشمة الصانعة‬
경고!
배터리가 올바르게 교체되지 않으면 폭발의 위험이 있습니다. 기존 배터리와 동일하거나
제조사에서 권장하는 동등한 종류의 배터리로만 교체해야 합니다. 제조사의 안내에 따라
사용된 배터리를 처리하여 주십시오.
Waarschuwing
Er is ontploffingsgevaar indien de batterij verkeerd vervangen wordt. Vervang de batterij
slechts met hetzelfde of een equivalent type die door de fabrikant aanbevolen wordt. Gebruikte
batterijen dienen overeenkomstig fabrieksvoorschriften afgevoerd te worden.
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Product Disposal
Warning! Ultimate disposal of this product should be handled according to all national
laws and regulations.
製品の廃棄
この製品を廃棄処分する場合、国の関係する全ての法律・条例に従い処理する必要があります。
警告
本产品的废弃处理应根据所有国家的法律和规章进行。
警告
本產品的廢棄處理應根據所有國家的法律和規章進行。
Warnung
Die Entsorgung dieses Produkts sollte gemäß allen Bestimmungen und Gesetzen des Landes
erfolgen.
¡Advertencia!
Al deshacerse por completo de este producto debe seguir todas las leyes y reglamentos
nacionales.
Attention
La mise au rebut ou le recyclage de ce produit sont généralement soumis à des lois et/ou
directives de respect de l'environnement. Renseignez-vous auprès de l'organisme compétent.
‫סילוק המוצר‬
!‫אזהרה‬
.‫סילוק סופי של מוצר זה חייב להיות בהתאם להנחיות וחוקי המדינה‬
‫عند التخلص النهايئ من هذا املنتج ينبغي التعامل معه وفقا لجميع القىانني واللىائح الىطنية‬
경고!
이 제품은 해당 국가의 관련 법규 및 규정에 따라 폐기되어야 합니다.
Waarschuwing
De uiteindelijke verwijdering van dit product dient te geschieden in overeenstemming met alle
nationale wetten en reglementen.
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Appendix D
UEFI BIOS Recovery
Warning: Do not upgrade the BIOS unless your system has a BIOS-related issue. Flashing
the wrong BIOS can cause irreparable damage to the system. In no event shall Supermicro
be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising from a BIOS
update. If you need to update the BIOS, do not shut down or reset the system while the BIOS
is updating to avoid possible boot failure.
D.1Overview
The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) provides a software-based interface
between the operating system and the platform firmware in the pre-boot environment. The
UEFI specification supports an architecture-independent mechanism that will allow the UEFI
OS loader stored in an add-on card to boot the system. The UEFI offers clean, hands-off
management to a computer during system boot.
D.2Recovering the UEFI BIOS Image
A UEFI BIOS flash chip consists of a recovery BIOS block and a main BIOS block (a main
BIOS image). The recovery block contains critical BIOS codes, including memory detection
and recovery codes for the user to flash a healthy BIOS image if the original main BIOS image
is corrupted. When the system power is first turned on, the boot block codes execute first.
Once this process is completed, the main BIOS code will continue with system initialization
and the remaining POST (Power-On Self-Test) routines.
Note 1: Follow the BIOS recovery instructions below for BIOS recovery when the main
BIOS block crashes.
Note 2: When the BIOS recovery block crashes, you will need to follow the procedures
to make a Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) request. (For a RMA request,
please see section 3.5 for more information). Also, you may use the Supermicro Update Manager (SUM) Out-of-Band (OOB) (https://www.supermicro.com.tw/products/
nfo/SMS_SUM.cfm) to reflash the BIOS.
D.3Recovering the BIOS Block with a USB Device
This feature allows the user to recover the main BIOS image using a USB-attached device
without additional utilities used. A USB flash device such as a USB Flash Drive, or a USB
CD/DVD ROM/RW device can be used for this purpose. However, a USB Hard Disk drive
cannot be used for BIOS recovery at this time.
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The file system supported by the recovery block is FAT (including FAT12, FAT16, and FAT32),
which is installed on a bootable or non-bootable USB-attached device. However, the BIOS
might need several minutes to locate the SUPER.ROM file if the media size becomes too
large due to the huge volumes of folders and files stored in the device.
To perform UEFI BIOS recovery using a USB-attached device, follow the instructions below:
1. Using a different machine, copy the "Super.ROM" binary image file into the disc Root "\"
directory of a USB device or a writable CD/DVD.
Note 1: If you cannot locate the "Super.ROM" file in your driver disk, visit our website
at www.supermicro.com to download the BIOS package. Extract the BIOS binary image into a USB flash device and rename it "Super.ROM" for the BIOS recovery use.
Note 2: Before recovering the main BIOS image, confirm that the "Super.ROM" binary image file you download is the same version or a close version meant for your
motherboard.
2. Insert the USB device that contains the new BIOS image ("Super.ROM") into your USB
port and reset the system until the following screen appears:
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3. After locating the new BIOS binary image, the system will enter the BIOS Recovery
menu as shown below:
Note: At this point, you may decide if you want to start the BIOS recovery. If you decide
to proceed with BIOS recovery, follow the procedures below.
4. When the screen as shown above displays, use the arrow keys to select the item
"Proceed with flash update" and press the <Enter> key. You will see the BIOS recovery
progress as shown in the screen below:
Note: Do not interrupt the BIOS flashing process until it has completed.
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5. After the BIOS recovery process is completed, press any key to reboot the system.
6. Using a different system, extract the BIOS package into a USB flash drive.
7. Press <Del> continuously during system boot to enter the BIOS Setup utility. From the
top of the tool bar, select Boot to enter the submenu. From the submenu list, select Boot
Option #1 as shown below. Then, set Boot Option #1 to [UEFI AP:UEFI: Built-in EFI
Shell]. Press <F4> to save the settings and exit the BIOS Setup utility.
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8. When the UEFI Shell prompt appears, type fs# to change the device directory path. Go
to the directory that contains the BIOS package you extracted earlier from Step 6. Enter
flash.nsh BIOSname.### at the prompt to start the BIOS update process.
Note: Do not interrupt this process until the BIOS flashing is complete.
9. The screen above indicates that the BIOS update process is complete. When you see
the screen above, unplug the AC power cable from the power supply, clear CMOS, and
plug the AC power cable in the power supply again to power on the system.
10. Press <Del> continuously to enter the BIOS Setup utility.
11. Press <F3> to load the default settings.
12. After loading the default settings, press <F4> to save the settings and exit the BIOS
Setup utility.
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