NovaScale R410B F2 Hardware Owner'

Hardware Owner's Manual
REFERENCE
86 A1 89FG 01
NOVASCALE
NovaScale R410B F2
NOVASCALE
NovaScale R410B F2
Hardware Owner's Manual
Hardware
September 2011
BULL CEDOC
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REFERENCE
86 A1 89FG 01
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Contents
1
About Your System .
Accessing System Features During Startup
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Front-Panel Features and Indicators .
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Back-Panel Features and Indicators .
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Diagnostic Lights
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System Messages
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17
Guidelines for Connecting External Devices
NIC Indicator Codes
Warning Messages
Alert Messages
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Diagnostics Messages .
Other Information You May Need .
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Using the System Setup Program
and Boot Manager . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing the System Boot Mode
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Entering the System Setup Program .
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Responding to Error Messages .
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Using the System Setup Program Navigation Keys 24
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System Setup Options .
Main Screen
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Memory Settings Screen .
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Processor Settings Screen
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SATA Settings Screen
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Boot Settings Screen .
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Integrated Devices Screen
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Serial Communication Screen
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Power Management Screen
System Security Screen
Exit Screen .
Entering the Boot Manager
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Boot Settings Screen .
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System Utilities Screen
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Using the System Password
Using the Setup Password
Embedded System Management
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Baseboard Management Controller Configuration.
Entering the BMC Setup Module
iDRAC6 Configuration Utility
37
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System and Setup Password Features
Entering the iDRAC6 Configuration Utility
Contents
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Boot Manager Screen
Using the Boot Manager Navigation Keys .
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PCI IRQ Assignments Screen
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Installing System Components
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Recommended Tools
Inside the System
Front Bezel (Optional)
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Removing the Front Bezel
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Installing the Front Bezel
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Opening the System
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Closing the System .
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Optical Drive (Optional)
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50
Opening and Closing the System
Removing an Optical Drive
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Installing an Optical Drive .
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Filler Panel
Removing a Filler Panel
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Installing a Filler Panel
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Hard Drives .
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54
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Removing a 3.5-Inch Hard Drive.
Installing a 3.5-Inch Hard Drive
Removing a 3.5-Inch Hard Drive From a
Hard-Drive Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing a 3.5-Inch Hard Drive Into a
Hard-Drive Carrier . . . . . . . . . . .
Expansion Card .
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Removing an Expansion Card
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Installing an Expansion Card .
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60
Expansion Card Installation Guidelines
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Expansion-Card Riser .
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Installing an Expansion-Card Riser
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Internal USB Memory Key
Cooling Shroud
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Removing the Cooling Shroud .
Installing the Cooling Shroud
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67
General Memory Module Installation Guidelines
67
Mode-Specific Guidelines
68
System Memory .
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Installing Memory Modules
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Removing Memory Modules .
Cooling Fans
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Installing a Cooling Fan
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iDRAC6 Express Card (Optional) .
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Installing an iDRAC6 Express Card
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Removing an iDRAC6 Express Card .
iDRAC6 Enterprise Card (Optional)
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Installing an iDRAC6 Enterprise Card .
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Removing an iDRAC6 Enterprise Card
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VFlash Media (Optional)
Installing a VFlash Media Card
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Removing a VFlash Media Card .
Processor
Contents
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Removing a Cooling Fan .
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Removing an Expansion-Card Riser
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Removing a Processor
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Installing a Processor
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Power Supply .
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87
Installing the Power Supply
System Battery
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87
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Replacing the System Battery
Control Panel Assembly.
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91
Removing the Control Panel Assembly
Installing the Control Panel Assembly
System Board .
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Removing the System Board .
Installing the System Board
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Removing the Power Supply .
Troubleshooting Your System .
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Safety First—For You and Your System .
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Troubleshooting System Startup Failure .
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Troubleshooting External Connections
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Troubleshooting the Video Subsystem
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Troubleshooting a USB Device
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Troubleshooting a Serial I/O Device
Troubleshooting a NIC
Troubleshooting a Wet System
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Troubleshooting a Damaged System
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Troubleshooting the System Battery .
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Troubleshooting Power Supply
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Troubleshooting System Cooling Problems
Troubleshooting a Fan.
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Troubleshooting System Memory .
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Troubleshooting an Internal USB Key.
Troubleshooting an Optical Drive .
Troubleshooting a Hard Drive .
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107
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108
Troubleshooting an Expansion Card .
Troubleshooting the Processor
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Running the System Diagnostics .
Using Online Diagnostics .
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Embedded System Diagnostics Features
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System Diagnostics Testing Options
Selecting Devices for Testing
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Selecting Diagnostics Options
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Viewing Information and Results
Contents
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Running the Embedded System Diagnostics
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When to Use the Embedded System Diagnostics
Using the Custom Test Options
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Jumpers and Connectors .
System Board Jumpers
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System Board Connectors .
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Disabling a Forgotten Password .
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Getting Help .
Contacting Bull
Index .
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1
About Your System
Accessing System Features During Startup
The following keystrokes provide access to system features during startup.
Keystroke
Description
<F2>
Enters the System Setup program. See "Using the System Setup
Program and Boot Manager" on page 23.
<F10>
Enters System Services, which opens the Unified Server Configurator
(USC). The USC allows you to access utilities such as embedded
system diagnostics. For more information, see the Unified Server
Configurator documentation.
<F11>
Enters the Boot Manager, depending on the system’s boot configuration.
See "Using the System Setup Program and Boot Manager" on page 23.
<F12>
Starts PXE boot.
<Ctrl><E>
Enters the Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) or iDRAC
Configuration Utility, which allows access to the System Event Log
(SEL) and configuration of remote access to the system. For more
information, see the BMC or iDRAC user documentation.
<Ctrl><C>
Enters the SAS Configuration Utility. For more information, see your
SAS adapter documentation.
<Ctrl><R>
Enters the RAID configuration utility. For more information, see the
documentation for your SAS RAID card.
<Ctrl><S>
Enters the utility to configure NIC settings for PXE boot. For more
information, see the documentation for your integrated NIC.
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Front-Panel Features and Indicators
Figure 1-1. Front-Panel Features and Indicators
1
2 3
4 5
Item
Indicator, Button, or
Connector
1
Power-on indicator/
power button
6 7 8
Icon
9
10
Description
The power-on indicator lights when the
system power is on.
The power button controls the DC power
supply output to the system. When the
system bezel is installed, the power button
is not accessible.
NOTE: When powering on the system,
the video monitor can take from several
seconds to over 2 minutes to display an
image, depending on the amount of
memory installed in the system.
NOTE: On ACPI-compliant operating
systems, turning off the system using the
power button causes the system to
perform a graceful shutdown before
power to the system is turned off.
2
NMI button
Used to troubleshoot software and device
driver errors when using certain operating
systems. This button can be pressed using
the end of a paper clip.
Use this button only if directed to do so
by qualified support personnel or by the
operating system's documentation.
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Item
Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon
Description
3
Video connector
Connects a monitor to the system.
4
Hard-drive activity
indicator
Lights up when the hard drive is in use.
5
Diagnostic indicator
lights (4)
The four diagnostic indicator lights
display error codes during system startup.
See "Diagnostic Lights" on page 15.
6
System status
indicator
Lights blue during normal
system operation.
Lights amber when the system needs
attention due to a problem.
7
System identification
button
The system identification buttons on the
front and back panels can be used to
locate a particular system within a rack.
When one of the buttons is pushed, the
system status indicators on the front and
back panels light blue until one of the
buttons is pushed again.
8
USB connectors (2)
Connect USB devices to the system. The
ports are USB 2.0-compliant.
9
System identification
panel
A slide-out panel for system information
including the Express Service Tag,
embedded NIC MAC address, and
iDRAC6 Enterprise card MAC address.
Space is provided for an additional label.
10
Optical drive
(optional)
One optional slim-line SATA DVD-ROM
or DVD+/-RW drive, or combination CDRW/DVD drive (when available).
NOTE: DVD devices are data only.
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Back-Panel Features and Indicators
Figure 1-2 shows the controls, indicators, and connectors located on the
system's back panel.
Figure 1-2. Back-Panel Features and Indicators
1
2
3
4
5
6 7 8
Icon
9 10 11
12
13
Item
Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Description
1
iDRAC6 Enterprise port
(optional)
Dedicated management port for the
optional iDRAC6 Enterprise card.
2
VFlash media slot
(optional)
Connects an external SD memory card
for the optional iDRAC6 Enterprise
card.
3
PCIe expansion card slot
Connects a PCI Express expansion card.
4
Serial connector
Connects a serial device to the system.
5
Video connector
Connects a VGA display to the system.
6
eSATA
Connects additional storage devices.
7
USB connectors (2)
Connect USB devices to the system. The
ports are USB 2.0-compliant.
8
Ethernet connectors (2)
Embedded 10/100/1000 NIC
connectors.
9
System status indicator
Lights blue during normal
system operation.
Lights amber when the system needs
attention due to a problem.
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Item
Indicator, Button, or
Connector
Icon
Description
10
System identification
button
The system identification buttons on the
front and back panels can be used to
locate a particular system within a rack.
When one of the buttons is pushed, the
system status indicators on the front and
back panels light blue until one of the
buttons is pushed again.
11
System identification
connector
Connects the optional system status
indicator assembly through the optional
cable management arm.
12
Power supply
250 W power supply.
13
Retention clip
Secures the power cable.
Guidelines for Connecting External Devices
•
Turn off power to the system and external devices before attaching a new
external device. Turn on any external devices before turning on the system
(unless the documentation for the device specifies otherwise).
•
Ensure that the appropriate driver for the attached device has been installed
on the system.
•
If necessary to enable ports on your system, use the System Setup program.
See "Entering the System Setup Program" on page 24.
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NIC Indicator Codes
Figure 1-3. NIC Indicator Codes
1
1
2
link indicator
2
activity indicator
Indicator
Indicator Code
Link and activity
indicators are off
The NIC is not connected to the network.
Link indicator is green
The NIC is connected to a valid network link at 1000 Mbps.
Link indicator is amber
The NIC is connected to a valid network link at 10/100
Mbps.
Activity indicator is green Network data is being sent or received.
blinking
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Diagnostic Lights
The four diagnostic indicator lights on the system front panel display error codes
during system startup. Table 1-1 lists the causes and possible corrective actions
associated with these codes. A highlighted circle indicates the light is on; a nonhighlighted circle indicates the light is off.
Table 1-1. Diagnostic Indicator Codes
Code
Causes
Corrective Action
The system is in a normal Plug the system into a working
off condition or a possible electrical outlet and press the
pre-BIOS failure has
power button.
occurred.
The diagnostic lights are
not lit after the system
successfully boots to the
operating system.
The system is in a normal Information only.
operating condition after
POST.
BIOS checksum failure
detected; system is in
recovery mode.
See "Getting Help" on page 117.
Possible processor failure. See "Troubleshooting the
Processor" on page 108.
Memory failure.
See "Troubleshooting System
Memory" on page 102.
Possible expansion card
failure.
See "Troubleshooting an
Expansion Card" on page 107.
Possible video failure.
See "Getting Help" on page 117.
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Code
16
Causes
Corrective Action
Hard drive failure.
Ensure that the diskette drive and
hard drive are properly connected.
See "Hard Drives" on page 54 for
information on the drives installed
in your system.
Possible USB failure.
See "Troubleshooting a USB
Device" on page 96.
No memory modules
detected.
See "Troubleshooting System
Memory" on page 102.
System board failure.
See "Getting Help" on page 117.
Memory configuration
error.
See "Troubleshooting System
Memory" on page 102.
Possible system board
resource and/or system
board hardware failure.
See "Getting Help" on page 117.
Possible system resource
configuration error.
See "Getting Help" on page 117.
Other failure.
Ensure that the optical drive and
hard drives are properly connected.
See "Troubleshooting Your
System" on page 95 for the
appropriate drive installed in your
system. If the problem persists, see
"Getting Help" on page 117.
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System Messages
System messages appear on the screen to notify you of a possible problem with
the system.
NOTE: If you receive a system message not listed in the table, check the
documentation for the application that is running when the message appears or the
operating system's documentation for an explanation of the message and
recommended action.
Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
BIOS
MANUFACTURING
MODE detected.
MANUFACTURING
MODE will be
cleared before
the next boot.
System reboot
required for
normal
operation.
System is in manufacturing
mode.
Reboot to take the system out
of manufacturing mode.
Caution!
NVRAM_CLR jumper is
NVRAM_CLR jumper installed in the clear setting.
is installed on
CMOS has been cleared.
system board.
Please run
SETUP.
Move the NVRAM_CLR
jumper to the default position
(pins 3 and 5). See Figure 6-1
for jumper location. Restart
the system and re-enter the
BIOS settings. See "Using the
System Setup Program and
Boot Manager" on page 23.
Invalid
configuration
information please run SETUP
program.
An invalid system
Run the System Setup
configuration caused a system program and review the
halt.
current settings. See "Using
the System Setup Program
and Boot Manager" on
page 23.
Keyboard
controller
failure.
Faulty keyboard controller;
faulty system board.
See "Getting Help" on
page 117.
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Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
Keyboard data
line failure.
Keyboard cable connector is
improperly connected or the
keyboard is defective.
Reseat the keyboard cable. If
the problem persists, see
"Troubleshooting a USB
Device" on page 96.
Manufacturing
mode detected.
System is in manufacturing
mode.
Reboot to take the system out
of manufacturing mode.
Memory
Initialization
Warning: Memory
size may be
reduced.
Invalid memory
configuration. The system
will run but with less memory
than is physically available.
Ensure that the memory
modules are installed in a
valid configuration. See
"General Memory Module
Installation Guidelines" on
page 67.
No boot device
available.
Faulty or missing optical
drive subsystem, hard drive,
or hard-drive subsystem, or no
bootable USB key installed.
Use a bootable USB key, CD,
or hard drive. If the problem
persists, see "Troubleshooting
a USB Device" on page 96,
"Troubleshooting an Optical
Drive" on page 105, and
"Troubleshooting a Hard
Drive" on page 106. See
"Using the System Setup
Program and Boot Manager"
on page 23 for information on
setting the order of boot
devices.
PCI BIOS failed
to install.
PCIe device BIOS (Option
ROM) checksum failure
detected during shadowing.
Reseat the expansion card.
Ensure that all appropriate
cables are securely connected
to the expansion card. If the
problem persists, see
"Troubleshooting an
Expansion Card" on
page 107.
Keyboard stuck
key failure.
Cables to expansion card
loose; faulty or improperly
installed expansion card.
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Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
PCIe Training
Error: Expected
Link Width is x,
Actual Link
Width is y.
Faulty or improperly installed Reseat the PCIe card in the
PCIe card in the specified slot. specified slot number. See
"Troubleshooting an
Expansion Card" on
page 107. If the problem
persists, see "Getting Help"
on page 117.
SATA Portx
device not
found.
There is no device connected Information only.
to the specified SATA port.
SATA port x
device autosensing error.
The drive connected to the
Replace the faulty drive.
specified SATA port is faulty.
SATA port x
device
configuration
error.
SATA port x
device error.
The amount of
system memory
has changed.
Memory has been added or
If memory has been added or
removed or a memory module removed, this message is
may be faulty.
informative and can be
ignored. If memory has not
been added or removed, check
the SEL to determine if
single-bit or multi-bit errors
were detected and replace the
faulty memory module. See
"Troubleshooting System
Memory" on page 102.
Time-of-day not
set - please run
SETUP program.
Incorrect Time or Date
Check the Time and Date
settings; faulty system battery. settings. See "Using the
System Setup Program and
Boot Manager" on page 23. If
the problem persists, replace
the system battery. See
"System Battery" on page 87.
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Message
Causes
Corrective Actions
Timer chip
counter 2
failed.
Faulty system board.
See "Getting Help" on
page 117.
TPM failure.
A TPM function has failed.
See "Getting Help" on
page 117.
Warning! No
Micro code update failed.
micro code
update loaded
for processor n.
Update the BIOS firmware.
See "Getting Help" on
page 117.
Warning Messages
A warning message alerts you to a possible problem and prompts you to respond
before the system continues a task. For example, before you format a hard drive,
a message will warn you that you may lose all data on the hard drive. Warning
messages usually interrupt the task and require you to respond by typing y (yes)
or n (no).
NOTE: Warning messages are generated by either the application or the operating
system. For more information, see the documentation that accompanied the
operating system or application.
Diagnostics Messages
The system diagnostic utilities may issue messages if you run diagnostic tests on
your system. See "Running the System Diagnostics" on page 109 for more
information about system diagnostics.
Alert Messages
Systems management software generates alert messages for your system. Alert
messages include information, status, warning, and failure messages for drive,
temperature, fan, and power conditions. For more information, see the systems
management software documentation.
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Other Information You May Need
WARNING: See the safety and regulatory information that shipped with your
system. Warranty information may be included within this document or as a
separate document.
•
The rack documentation included with your rack solution describes how to
install your system into a rack.
•
The Getting Started Guide provides an overview of system features, setting
up your system, and technical specifications.
•
Any media that ships with your system that provides documentation and
tools for configuring and managing your system, including those pertaining
to the operating system, system management software, system updates, and
system components that you purchased with your system.
NOTE: Always check for updates on support.bull.com/documentation and
read the updates first because they often supersede information in other
documents.
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2
Using the System Setup Program
and Boot Manager
The System Setup program is the BIOS program that enables you to manage
your system hardware and specify BIOS-level options. From the System Setup
program, you can:
•
Change the NVRAM settings after you add or remove hardware
•
View the system hardware configuration
•
Enable or disable integrated devices
•
Set performance and power management thresholds
•
Manage system security
Choosing the System Boot Mode
The System Setup program also enables you to specify the boot mode for
installing your operating system:
•
BIOS boot mode (the default) is the standard BIOS-level boot interface.
•
UEFI boot mode is an enhanced 64-bit boot interface based on Unified
Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specifications that overlays the system
BIOS. See "Entering the Boot Manager" on page 35 for more information on
this interface.
You must select the boot mode in the Boot Mode field of the Boot Settings
screen of the System Setup program. Once you specify the boot mode, the
system boots in the specified boot mode and you proceed then to install your
operating system from that mode. Thereafter, you must boot the system to the
same boot mode (BIOS or UEFI) to access the installed operating system.
Trying to boot the operating system from the other boot mode will cause the
system to halt immediately at startup.
NOTE: Operating systems must be UEFI-compatible (for example, Microsoft
Windows Server 2008 x64 version) to be installed from the UEFI boot mode. DOS
and 32-bit operating systems do not support UEFI and can only be installed from
the BIOS boot mode.
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Entering the System Setup Program
1 Turn on or restart your system.
2 Press <F2> immediately after you see the following message:
<F2> = System Setup
If your operating system begins to load before you press <F2>, allow the
system to finish booting, and then restart your system and try again.
Responding to Error Messages
If an error message appears while the system is booting, make a note of the
message. See "System Messages" on page 17 for an explanation of the message
and suggestions for correcting errors.
NOTE: After installing a memory upgrade, it is normal for your system to display
a message the first time you start your system.
Using the System Setup Program Navigation Keys
Keys
Action
Up arrow
Moves to the previous field.
Down arrow or <Tab>
Moves to the next field.
<Enter>, Spacebar, <+>, or <–>
Cycles through the settings in a field. In many
fields, you can also type the appropriate value.
<Esc>
Exits the System Setup program and restarts the
system if any changes were made.
<F1>
Displays the System Setup program's help file.
NOTE: For most of the options, any changes that you make are recorded but do
not take effect until you restart the system.
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System Setup Options
Main Screen
NOTE: The options for the System Setup program change based on the system
configuration.
NOTE: The System Setup program defaults are listed under their respective
options in the following sections, where applicable.
Option
Description
System Time
Sets the time on the system's internal clock.
System Date
Sets the date on the system's internal calendar.
Memory Settings
Displays information related to installed memory. See
"Memory Settings Screen" on page 27.
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Option
Description
Processor Settings
Displays information related to the processor (speed,
cache size, and so on). See "Processor Settings Screen"
on page 27.
SATA Settings
Displays a screen to enable or disable the integrated
SATA controller and ports. See "SATA Settings Screen"
on page 28.
Boot Settings
Displays a screen to specify the boot mode (BIOS or
UEFI). For BIOS boot mode, you can also specify the
boot devices. See "Boot Settings Screen" on page 29.
Integrated Devices
Displays a screen to enable or disable integrated device
controllers and ports, and to specify related features and
options. See "Integrated Devices Screen" on page 29.
PCI IRQ Assignment
Displays a screen to change the IRQ assigned to each of
the integrated devices on the PCI bus, and any installed
expansion card that requires an IRQ. See "PCI IRQ
Assignments Screen" on page 30.
Serial Communication
Displays a screen to enable or disable the serial ports and
specify related features and options. See "Serial
Communication Screen" on page 31.
Power Management
Enables you to manage power usage of the processor,
fans, and memory modules with preconfigured or
customized settings. See "Power Management Screen" on
page 32.
System Security
Displays a screen to configure the system password and
setup password features. For more information, see
"System Security Screen" on page 32, "Using the System
Password" on page 38, and "Using the Setup Password"
on page 40.
Keyboard NumLock
(On default)
Determines whether your system starts up with the
NumLock mode activated on 101- or 102-key keyboards
(does not apply to 84-key keyboards).
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Option
Description
Report Keyboard Errors
(Report default)
Enables or disables reporting of keyboard errors during
the POST. Select Report for host systems that have
keyboards attached. Select Do Not Report to suppress all
error messages relating to the keyboard or keyboard
controller during POST. This setting does not affect the
operation of the keyboard itself if a keyboard is attached
to the system.
F1/F2 Prompt on Error
(Enabled default)
Enables the system to halt on errors during POST, which
allows the user to observe events that may scroll by
unnoticed during normal POST. The user can press <F1>
to continue or <F2> to enter the System Setup program.
CAUTION: When setting this option to Disabled,
the system does not halt if an error occurs during
POST. Any critical errors are displayed and logged
in the system event log.
Memory Settings Screen
Option
Description
System Memory Size
Displays the amount of system memory.
System Memory Type
Displays the type of system memory.
System Memory Speed
Displays the system memory speed.
Video Memory
Displays the amount of video memory.
System Memory Testing
(Enabled default)
Specifies whether system memory tests are run at system
boot. Options are Enabled and Disabled.
Processor Settings Screen
Option
Description
64-bit
Specifies if the processor supports 64-bit extensions.
Core Speed
Displays the processor clock speed.
Bus Speed
Displays the processor bus speed.
Processor Family-ModelStepping
Displays the processor family and model.
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Option
Description
Level 2 Cache
Displays the level 2 cache size.
Level 3 Cache
Displays the level 3 cache size.
Number of Cores
Displays the number of cores of the processor.
Logical Processor
(Enabled default)
On processors that support Simultaneous Multi-Threading
(SMT) technology, each processor core supports up to two
logical processors. If this field is set to Enabled, the BIOS
reports both logical processors. If set to Disabled, only
one logical processor is monitored by the BIOS.
Virtualization Technology
(Disabled default)
Enabled permits virtualization software to use the
virtualization technology incorporated in the processor.
NOTE: Disable this feature if your system will not be
running virtualization software.
Execute Disable
(Enabled default)
Enables or disables Execute Disable Memory Protection
Technology.
Number of Cores per
Processor
(All default)
If set to All, the maximum number of cores in each
processor is enabled.
Turbo Mode
(Enabled default)
If Turbo Boost technology is supported by the processor,
Turbo Mode is enabled or disabled.
C States
(Enabled default)
When set to Enabled, the processor can operate in all
available power states.
SATA Settings Screen
Option
Description
Embedded SATA
(AHCI default)
Allows the embedded SATA to be set to Off, ATA, AHCI,
or RAID modes.
Port A
(Auto default)
Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to
SATA port A. Off disables BIOS support for the device.
Port B
(Off default)
Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to
SATA port B. Off disables BIOS support for the device.
Port C
(Off default)
Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to
SATA port C. Off disables BIOS support for the device.
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Option
Description
Port D
(Off default)
Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to
SATA port D. Off disables BIOS support for the device.
Port E
(Auto default)
Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to
SATA port E. Off disables BIOS support for the device.
eSATA port
(Auto default)
Auto enables BIOS support for the device attached to the
eSATA port. Off disables BIOS support for the device.
Boot Settings Screen
Option
Description
CAUTION: Switching the boot mode could prevent
the system from booting if the operating system was
not installed in the same boot mode.
Boot Mode
(BIOS default)
If the operating system supports Unified Extensible
Firmware Interface (UEFI), you can set this option to
UEFI. Setting this field to BIOS allows compatibility with
non-UEFI operating systems.
NOTE: Setting this field to UEFI disables the Boot
Sequence, Hard-Disk Drive Sequence, and USB Flash
Drive Emulation Type fields.
Boot Sequence Retry
(Disabled default)
If this field is enabled and the system has failed to boot, the
system re-attempts to boot after 30 seconds.
Integrated Devices Screen
Option
Description
User Accessible
USB Ports
(All Ports On default)
Enables or disables the user-accessible USB ports. Options
are All Ports On, Only Back Ports On, and All Ports Off.
Internal USB Port
(On default)
Enables or disables the internal USB port.
Embedded NIC1 and NIC2 Enables or disables the operating system interface of the
(Enabled default)
NIC1 and NIC2 controllers. (The NICs may also be
accessed through the system’s management controller).
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Option
Description
Embedded Gb NIC1
(Enabled with PXE
default)
PXE support allows the system to boot from the network.
Enabled with iSCSI Boot option is available if the NIC on
board supports iSCSI.
MAC Address
Displays the MAC address for the NIC.
Embedded Gb NIC2
(Enabled default)
PXE support allows the system to boot from the network.
Enabled with iSCSI Boot option is available if the NIC on
board supports iSCSI.
MAC Address
Displays the MAC address for the NIC.
OS Watchdog Timer
(Disabled default)
Sets a timer to monitor the operating system for activity,
and aids in recovery if the system stops responding. When
Enabled, the operating system is allowed to initialize the
timer. When Disabled, the timer is not initialized.
NOTE: This feature is usable only with operating systems
that support WDAT implementations of the Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) 3.0b
specification.
Embedded Video
Controller
(Standard default)
Enables or disables BIOS support for the integrated
video controller.
NOTE: This field can be disabled only if an add-in video
card is present. If this field is disabled, remote access
features such as virtual KVM are not available.
PCI IRQ Assignments Screen
Option
Description
<PCIe device>
Use the <+> and <-> keys to manually select an IRQ for a
given device, or select Default to allow the BIOS to select
an IRQ value at system startup.
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Serial Communication Screen
Option
Description
Serial Communication
(On without Console
Redirection default)
Selects whether the serial communication devices (Serial
Device 1 and Serial Device 2) are enabled in BIOS. BIOS
console redirection can also be enabled and the port
address used can be specified.
Options are On without Console Redirection, On with
Console Redirection via COM1, On with Console
Redirection via COM2, and Off.
Serial Port Address
(Serial Device 1=COM1,
Serial Device2=COM2
default)
Sets the serial port addresses for the two serial devices.
NOTE: Only Serial Device 2 can be used for Serial Over
External Serial
Connector
(Serial Device1 default)
Specifies whether Serial Device 1, Serial Device 2, or
Remote Access Device has access to the external serial
connector.
LAN (SOL). To use console redirection by SOL,
configure the same port address for console redirection
and the serial device.
NOTE: Only Serial Device 2 can be used for SOL. To
use console redirection by SOL, configure the same port
address for console redirection and the serial device.
Failsafe Baud Rate
(115200 default)
Displays the failsafe baud rate used for console
redirection. BIOS attempts to determine the baud rate
automatically. This failsafe baud rate is used only if the
attempt fails. This rate should not be adjusted.
Remote Terminal Type
(VT 100/VT220 default)
Sets the remote console terminal type, either
VT100/VT220 or ANSI.
Redirection After Boot
(Enabled default)
Enables or disables BIOS console redirection when the
operating system is loaded.
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Power Management Screen
Option
Description
Power Management
(OS Control default)
Options are OS Control, Custom, or Maximum
Performance. For all but the Custom setting, the BIOS
pre-configures the power settings on this screen as follows:
• OS Control sets the CPU power to OS DBPM, the fan
power to Minimum Power, and the memory power to
Maximum Performance. In this setting, all processor
performance information is passed from the system BIOS
to the operating system for control. The operating system
sets the processor performance based on processor
utilization.
• Maximum Performance sets all fields to Maximum
Performance.
If you select Custom, you can configure each
option independently.
CPU Power and
Options are OS DBPM, Maximum Performance, or
Performance Management Minimum Power.
Fan Power and
Options are Maximum Performance or Minimum Power.
Performance Management
Memory Power and
Options are Maximum Performance, a specified
Performance Management frequency, or Minimum Power.
System Security Screen
Option
Description
TPM Security
(Off default)
Sets the reporting of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) in
the system.
If Off, the presence of the TPM is not reported to the
operating system.
If On with Pre-boot Measurements, the system reports
the TPM to the operating system and stores the pre-boot
measurements to the TPM during POST.
If On without Pre-boot Measurements, the system reports
the TPM to the operating system and bypasses pre-boot
measurements.
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Option
Description
TPM Status
When set to Disabled, the TPM is disabled.When set to
Deactivated, the TPM is deactivated.
TPM Activation
When set to Activate, the TPM is enabled to default
settings. When set to Deactivate, the TPM is disabled. The
No Change state initiates no action. The operational state
of the TPM remains unchanged (all user settings for the
TPM are preserved).
NOTE: This field is read-only when TPM Security is set
to Off.
TPM Clear
CAUTION: Clearing the TPM will lose all
encryption keys in the TPM. This option prevents
booting to the operating system and results in data
loss if the encryption keys cannot be restored. Back
up the TPM keys prior to enabling this option.
When set to Yes, all TPM contents are cleared.
NOTE: This field is read-only when TPM Security is set
to Off.
System Password
(Not Enabled default)
Displays the current status of the password security feature
and allows a new system password assignment and
verification.
NOTE: For more information, see "Using the System
Password" on page 38.
Setup Password
(Not Enabled default)
Restricts access to the System Setup program by using a
setup password.
NOTE: For more information, see "Using the Setup
Password" on page 40.
Password Status
(Unlocked default)
When Setup Password is assigned and this field is
Locked, the system password cannot be changed or
disabled at system start-up.
NOTE: For more information, see "Using the System
Password" on page 38.
Set Setup Password
Allows a new setup password assignment.
Set System Password
Allows a new system password assignment.
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Option
Description
Power Button
(Enabled default)
If Enabled, the power button can turn the system's power
off and on. On an ACPI-compliant operating system, the
system performs an orderly shutdown before power is turned
off.
When Disabled, the button can only turn on system power.
AC Power Recovery
(Last default)
Determines how the system reacts when power is restored.
If set to Last, the system returns to the last power state. On
turns on the system after power is restored. Off allows the
system to remain off after power is restored.
AC Power Recovery
Determines how the system supports the staggering of
Delay (Immediate default) power up after the AC power has been restored to the
system. Options are:
• Immediate—No delay for power up.
• Random—A random delay of 30 to 240 seconds for
iDRAC6 or 45 to 240 seconds for BMC.
• User Defined—The system delays power up based on
the defined amount. The defined range is 30 to 240
seconds for iDRAC6 or 45 to 240 seconds for BMC .
Exit Screen
Press <Esc> to exit the System Setup program. The following messages are
displayed on the Exit screen:
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•
Saving Changes and Exit
•
Discarding Changes and Exit
•
Return to Setup
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Entering the Boot Manager
NOTE: Operating systems must be 64-bit UEFI-compatible (for example,
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 version) to be installed from the UEFI boot
mode. DOS and 32-bit operating systems can only be installed from the BIOS boot
mode.
NOTE: The Boot Mode must be set to UEFI in the System Setup program to
access the Boot Manager.
The Boot Manager enables you to:
•
Add, delete, and arrange boot options
•
Access the System Setup program and BIOS-level boot options without
rebooting
To enter the Boot Manager:
1 Turn on or restart your system.
2 Press <F11> after you see the following message:
<F11> = Boot Manager
NOTE: The system will not respond until the USB keyboard is active.
If your operating system begins to load before you press <F11>, allow the
system to finish booting, and then restart your system and try again.
Using the Boot Manager Navigation Keys
Keys
Action
Up arrow
Moves to and highlights the previous field.
Down arrow
Moves to and highlights the next field.
<Enter>
Selects the field and sub-menu.
<Esc>
Refreshes the Boot Manager screen, or returns to the
Boot Manager screen from the other program
screens.
<F1>
Displays the Boot Manager help file.
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Boot Manager Screen
Option
Description
Continue Normal Boot
The system attempts to boot to devices starting with the
first item in the boot order. If the boot attempt fails, the
system will continue with the next item in the boot order
until the boot is successful or no more boot options are
found.
Select Boot Mode
Displays the list of available boot options (marked with
asterisks). Select the boot option you wish to use and
press Enter.
Boot Settings
Enables you to add, delete, enable, or disable boot
options; change boot order; or execute a one-time
boot option.
System Utilities
Enables you to access the System Setup program, System
Services (Unified Server Configurator [USC]),
Diagnostics, and BIOS-level boot options.
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Boot Settings Screen
Boot Mode: BIOS
Option
Description
Set Boot Order
Sets the order of the boot option list.
Set Legacy Floppy
Drive Order
Sets the floppy drive boot priority.
Set Legacy Hard Disk
Drive Order
Sets the hard-drive boot priority.
Set Legacy CD-ROM
Drive Order
Sets the CD-ROM boot priority.
Set Legacy NET Drive Order Sets the network device boot priority.
Set Legacy BEV Drive Order Sets the Bootstrap Entry Vector (BEV) boot priority.
NOTE: Only the first device under Legacy Drive is displayed in the Set Boot Order
option.
Boot Mode: UEFI
Option
Description
Add Boot Option
Adds a new boot option.
Delete Boot Option
Deletes an existing boot option.
Enable/Disable Boot Option
Disables and enables a boot option in the boot option list.
Boot From File
Sets a one-time boot option not included in the boot option
list.
Set Boot Order
Sets the order of the boot option list.
System Utilities Screen
Option
Description
System Setup
Accesses the System Setup program without rebooting.
System Services
Restarts the system and accesses the USC, which allows
you to run utilities such as system diagnostics.
Reset System
Restarts the system.
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System and Setup Password Features
NOTE: For a forgotten password, see "Disabling a Forgotten Password" on
page 116.
Your system is shipped without the system password feature enabled. Operate
the system only with system password protection.
CAUTION: The password features provide a basic level of security for the data
on your system.
CAUTION: Anyone can access the data stored on your system if the system is
running and unattended.
Using the System Password
When a system password is assigned, the system prompts for the system
password after the system starts and only those with the password have full use
of the system.
Assigning a System Password
Before assigning a system password, enter the System Setup program and check
the System Password option.
When a system password is assigned, System Password is Enabled. If
Password Status is Unlocked, you can change the system password. If Locked,
you cannot change the system password. Disabling the password jumper on the
system board sets System Password to Disabled, and you cannot change or
enter a new system password.
When a system password is not assigned and the password jumper on the system
board is in the enabled position, System Password is Not Enabled and
Password Status is Unlocked.
To assign a system password:
1 Verify that Password Status is Unlocked.
2 Highlight the System Password option and press <Enter>.
3 Type your new system password.
You can use up to 32 characters in your password.
As you type, placeholders appear in the field.
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The password assignment is not case-sensitive. Certain key combinations are
invalid. To erase a character, press <Backspace>.
NOTE: To escape from the field without assigning a system password, press
<Enter> to move to another field, or press <Esc> prior to completing step 5.
4 Press <Enter>.
5 To confirm your password, type it a second time and press <Enter>.
System Password changes to Enabled. Exit the System Setup program and
begin using your system.
6 Either reboot the system now for the password protection to take effect or
continue working.
NOTE: Password protection does not take effect until the system reboots.
Using Your System Password to Secure Your System
NOTE: If you have assigned a setup password (see "Using the Setup Password"
on page 40), the system accepts your setup password as an alternate system
password.
1 Turn on or reboot your system by pressing <Ctrl><Alt><Delete>.
2 Type your password and press <Enter>.
When Password Status is Locked, you must type the password and press
<Enter> when prompted at reboot.
If an incorrect system password is entered, the system displays a message and
prompts you to re-enter your password. You have three attempts to enter the
correct password. After the third unsuccessful attempt, the system displays an
error message that the system has halted and will shut down.
Even after you shut down and restart the system, the error message continues to
be displayed until the correct password is entered.
NOTE: You can use the Password Status option in conjunction with the System
Password and Setup Password options to protect your system from unauthorized
changes.
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Deleting or Changing an Existing System Password
1 Enter the System Setup program and select the System Security.
2 Highlight Setup Password, press <Enter> to access the setup password
window. Press <Enter> twice to clear the existing setup password.
3 The setting changes to Not Enabled.
4 If you want to assign a new setup password, perform the steps in "Assigning
a Setup Password" on page 40.
Using the Setup Password
Assigning a Setup Password
You can assign a setup password only when the Setup Password is Not
Enabled. To assign a setup password, highlight the Setup Password option and
press the <+> or <–> key. The system prompts you to enter and verify the
password.
NOTE: The setup password can be the same as the system password. If the two
passwords are different, the setup password can be used as an alternate system
password. The system password cannot be used in place of the setup password.
You can use up to 32 characters in your password.
As you type, placeholders appear in the field.
The password assignment is not case-sensitive. Certain key combinations are
invalid. To erase a character, press <Backspace>.
When you verify the password, the Setup Password changes to Enabled. The
next time you enter the System Setup program, the system prompts you for the
setup password.
A change to the Setup Password option becomes effective immediately
(restarting the system is not required).
Operating With a Setup Password Enabled
If Setup Password is Enabled, you must enter the correct setup password
before modifying most of the System Setup options.
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If you do not enter the correct password in three attempts, the system lets you
view, but not modify, the System Setup screens. The following options are
exceptions: If System Password is not Enabled and is not locked through the
Password Status option, you can assign a system password. You cannot disable
or change an existing system password.
NOTE: You can use the Password Status option in conjunction with the Setup
Password option to protect the system password from unauthorized changes.
Deleting or Changing an Existing Setup Password
1 Enter the System Setup program and select the System Security.
2 Highlight Setup Password, press <Enter> to access the setup password
window. Press <Enter> twice to clear the existing setup password.
The setting changes to Not Enabled.
3 If you want to assign a new setup password, perform the steps in "Assigning
a Setup Password" on page 40.
Embedded System Management
The USC is an embedded utility that enables systems and storage management
tasks from an embedded environment throughout the server’s lifecycle.
The USC can be started during the boot sequence and can function
independently of the operating system.
NOTE: Certain platform configurations may not support the full set of features
provided by USC.
The following features of USC are supported on systems with Baseboard
Management Controller (BMC):
•
Installing an operating system
•
Running diagnostics to validate the memory, I/O devices, processor, physical
disks, and other peripherals
When an optional iDRAC6 Express card is installed, USC provides the
following additional features:
•
Configuring hardware and firmware
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Baseboard Management Controller Configuration
The BMC enables configuring, monitoring, and recovery of systems remotely.
The BMC provides the following features:
•
Enables fault logging and SNMP alerting
•
Provides access to system event log and sensor status
•
Allows control of system functions including power on and off
•
Functions independently of the system’s power state or the system’s
operating system
•
Provides text console redirection for system setup, text-based utilities, and
operating system consoles
NOTE: To remotely access the BMC through the integrated NIC, you must
connect the network connection to integrated NIC1.
For additional information on using BMC, see the documentation for the BMC
and systems management applications.
Entering the BMC Setup Module
1 Turn on or restart your system.
2 Press <Ctrl><E> when prompted after POST.
If your operating system begins to load before you press <Ctrl><E>, allow
the system to finish booting, and then restart your system and try again.
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iDRAC6 Configuration Utility
The iDRAC6 Configuration Utility is a pre-boot configuration environment that
allows you to view and set parameters for the iDRAC6 and for the managed
server.
The iDRAC6 Configuration Utility provides the following features:
•
Enables fault logging and SNMP alerting
•
Provides access to system event log and sensor status
•
Allows control of system functions including power on and off
•
Functions independently of the system’s power state or the system’s
operating system
•
Provides text console redirection for system setup, text-based utilities, and
operating system consoles.
In addition, the iDRAC6 Configuration Utility enables you to:
•
Configure, enable, or disable the iDRAC6 local area network through the
dedicated iDRAC6 Enterprise card port or the embedded NIC1.
•
Enable or disable IPMI over LAN.
•
Enable a LAN Platform Event Trap (PET) destination.
•
Attach or detach the Virtual Media devices.
•
Change the administrative user name and password and manage user
privileges.
•
View System Event Log (SEL) messages or clear messages from the log.
For additional information on using iDRAC6, see the documentation for
iDRAC6 and systems management applications.
Entering the iDRAC6 Configuration Utility
1 Turn on or restart your system.
2 Press <Ctrl><E> when prompted during POST.
If your operating system begins to load before you press <Ctrl><E>, allow
the system to finish booting, and then restart your system and try again.
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Recommended Tools
•
Key to the system keylock
•
#1 and #2 Phillips screwdrivers
•
Wrist grounding strap
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Inside the System
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
Figure 3-1. Inside the System
4
3
5
2
1
6
7
8
9
10
46
1
control panel board
2
hard drives (2)
3
power supply
4
cooling shroud
5
heat sink/processor
6
expansion-card riser
7
expansion card
8
chassis intrusion switch
9
system cooling fans (3)
10
optical drive
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Front Bezel (Optional)
Removing the Front Bezel
1 Using the system key, unlock the front bezel (if locked).
2 Lift up the release latch next to the keylock.
3 Rotate the left end of the bezel away from the front panel.
4 Unhook the right end of the bezel and pull the bezel away from the system.
Figure 3-2. Removing and Installing the Front Bezel
2
1
4
3
1
release latch
2
keylock
3
hinge tab
4
front bezel
Installing the Front Bezel
1 Hook the right end of the bezel onto the chassis.
2 Fit the free end of the bezel onto the system.
3 Secure the bezel with the keylock. See Figure 3-2.
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Opening and Closing the System
WARNING: Whenever you need to lift the system, get others to assist you. To
avoid injury, do not attempt to lift the system by yourself.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
Opening the System
1 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from
the electrical outlet.
2 Rotate the latch release lock counter clockwise to the unlocked position. See
Figure 3-3.
3 Grasp the cover on both sides while pressing your thumbs on the latch release
lock and the indent, carefully slide the cover toward the back of the system,
and lift it away from the system. See Figure 3-3.
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Figure 3-3. Opening and Closing the System
1
2
1
latch release lock
2
indent
Closing the System
1 Align the cover with the left and right edges of the system and offset it
slightly towards the back of the system, so that the pins on the inner edge of
the cover are aligned with the chassis hooks. See Figure 3-3.
2 Slide the cover toward the front of the chassis till it locks in position.
3 Rotate the latch release lock in a clockwise direction to secure the cover.
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Optical Drive (Optional)
An optional slimline DVD-ROM or DVD+/-RW optical drive slides into the front
panel and connects to the SATA controller on the system board.
NOTE: DVD devices are data only.
Removing an Optical Drive
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 If installed, remove the front bezel. See "Removing the Front Bezel" on
page 47.
2 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from its electrical outlet.
3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
4 Press the release latch. Lift and angle the drive to release it from the notch on
the metal standoffs. See Figure 3-4.
5 Disconnect the power/data cable from the back of the optical drive.
Note the routing of the power and data cables underneath the tabs on the
chassis as you remove them from the system board and drive. You must route
these cables properly when you replace them to prevent them from being
pinched or crimped.
6 Lift the drive out of the chassis. See Figure 3-4.
7 If you are not replacing the optical drive, remove the drive from the drive bay
(see Figure 3-4) and insert the filler panel into the drive bay (see Figure 3-5).
8 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
9 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including
any attached peripherals.
10 If applicable, replace the front bezel. See "Installing the Front Bezel" on
page 47.
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Figure 3-4. Removing and Installing the Optical Drive
1
2
3
4
5
1
data cable
2
power cable
3
optical drive
4
metal standoffs with notches (2)
5
release latch
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Installing an Optical Drive
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 If installed, remove the front bezel. See "Removing the Front Bezel" on
page 47.
2 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from its electrical outlet.
3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
4 If the drive bay is empty, remove the filler panel. See Figure 3-5.
5 Connect the power/data cable to the back of the optical drive.
You must route these cables properly underneath the tab on the system
chassis to prevent them from being pinched or crimped.
6 Press down on the release latch and place the optical drive in position.
7 Align the two notches on the metal standoffs with the holes on the optical
drive. See Figure 3-4.
8 Slide the optical drive into the notches and seat it firmly.
9 Push the release latch back to position.
10 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
11 If applicable, replace the front bezel. See "Installing the Front Bezel" on
page 47.
12 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including
any attached peripherals.
Filler Panel
Depending on the configuration of your system, a filler panel may be installed in
the 5.25-inch optical drive bay at the front of the system. Filler panels are
essential for airflow efficiency and for electromagnetic interference protection.
Before installing an optical drive, the corresponding filler panel must first be
removed.
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Removing a Filler Panel
1 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from
the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
3 If installed, remove the front bezel. See "Removing the Front Bezel" on
page 47.
4 Pull the filler panel away from the chassis.
Figure 3-5. Removing and Installing a Filler Panel
1
1
filler panel
Installing a Filler Panel
1 Slide the filler panel into the bay until it clicks into place. See Figure 3-5.
2 Replace the front bezel. See "Installing the Front Bezel" on page 47.
3 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
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Hard Drives
Your system supports up to two 3.5-inch (SAS or SATA) hard drives. The hard
drives are installed internally in the system (see Figure 3-1) and connected to the
system board.
Removing a 3.5-Inch Hard Drive
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from
the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
3 Disconnect the power/data cable from the hard drive.
4 To remove HDD1, remove the optical drive (if present) mounted above the
hard-drive carrier. See "Removing an Optical Drive" on page 50.
5 Lift the release pin and slide the hard-drive carrier away from the chassis.
See Figure 3-6.
6 Lift the hard-drive carrier away from the system.
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Figure 3-6. Removing and Installing a 3.5-Inch Hard Drive
1
2
3
4
6
5
1
hard-drive carrier
2
release pin
3
hard drive
4
data cable
5
power cable
6
chassis tabs (4)
NOTE: If you are not replacing the hard drive, remove the drive from the harddrive carrier (see "Removing a 3.5-Inch Hard Drive From a Hard-Drive Carrier" on
page 57) and replace the empty hard-drive carrier back into the drive bay.
7 If you have removed or replaced HDD1, replace the optical drive (if present)
mounted above the hard-drive carrier. See "Installing an Optical Drive" on
page 52.
8 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
9 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including
any attached peripherals.
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Installing a 3.5-Inch Hard Drive
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from
the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
3 To install HDD1, remove the optical drive (if present) mounted above the
hard-drive carrier. See "Removing an Optical Drive" on page 50.
4 Install the hard drive into the carrier. See "Installing a 3.5-Inch Hard Drive
Into a Hard-Drive Carrier" on page 58.
5 Align the four slots under the hard-drive carrier with the four tabs on the
chassis. Slide the hard-drive carrier toward the chassis wall till it snaps into
place. See Figure 3-7.
If you replaced HDD1, reinstall the optical drive (if present) above the
HDD1 bracket. See "Installing an Optical Drive" on page 52.
6 Connect the power/data cable to the hard drive:
•
If connecting to the integrated SATA controller (SATA hard drives only),
connect the SATA data cable to the SATA connector on the system
board. See Figure 6-1.
•
If connecting to a SAS RAID controller card (SAS or SATA hard
drives), connect the data cable to the connector on the card edge.
For information on installing a SAS controller card, see "Installing an
Expansion Card" on page 60.
7 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
8 Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet and turn on the system and
attached peripherals.
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9 Enter the System Setup program and ensure that the hard drive’s controller is
enabled. See "Entering the System Setup Program" on page 24.
10 Exit the System Setup program and reboot the system.
See the documentation that came with the hard drive for instructions on
installing any software required for drive operation.
11 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
12 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including
any attached peripherals.
Removing a 3.5-Inch Hard Drive From a Hard-Drive Carrier
Remove the screws from the slide rails on the hard-drive carrier and separate the
hard drive from the hard-drive carrier. See Figure 3-7.
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Figure 3-7. Removing a 3.5-Inch Hard Drive From a Hard-Drive Carrier
1
2
3
1
hard-drive carrier
3
screws (4)
2
hard drive
Installing a 3.5-Inch Hard Drive Into a Hard-Drive Carrier
1 Insert the hard drive into the hard-drive carrier. See Figure 3-7.
2 Align the holes on the hard drives with the set of holes on the hard-drive
carrier.
3 Attach the screws to secure the hard drive to the hard-drive carrier.
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Expansion Card
Expansion Card Installation Guidelines
Your system supports one PCIe Generation 2 expansion card installed on an
expansion-card riser.
•
The expansion-card slot supports full-height and half-length cards.
•
The expansion-card slot is not hot-swappable.
Removing an Expansion Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
3 Disconnect all cables from the card.
4 Lift and rotate the expansion-card latch. See Figure 3-8.
5 Grasp the expansion card by its edges and carefully remove it from the
connector on the expansion-card riser.
6 If you are removing the card permanently, install a metal filler bracket over
the empty expansion-card slot opening and close the expansion-card latch.
NOTE: You must install a filler bracket over an empty expansion slot to
maintain Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification of the
system. The brackets also keep dust and dirt out of the system and aid in
proper cooling and airflow inside the system.
7 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
8 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including
any attached peripherals.
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Installing an Expansion Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Unpack the expansion card and prepare it for installation.
For instructions, see the documentation accompanying the card.
2 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from the electrical outlet.
3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
4 Lift and rotate the expansion-card latch and remove the filler bracket. See
Figure 3-8.
5 Holding the expansion card by its edges, position the card so that the cardedge connector aligns with the expansion-card connector on the expansioncard riser.
6 Insert the card-edge connector firmly into the expansion-card connector until
the card is fully seated.
7 Close the expansion-card latch. See Figure 3-8.
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Figure 3-8. Removing and Installing an Expansion Card
1
2
3
1
expansion-card riser
3
expansion card
2
expansion-card latch
8 Connect any cables to the expansion card.
9 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
10 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including
any attached peripherals
Expansion-Card Riser
The system’s expansion-card riser supports an x16 link Generation 2 PCIe
expansion card.
Removing an Expansion-Card Riser
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
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support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
3 If installed, remove the expansion card from the expansion slot. See
"Removing an Expansion Card" on page 59.
4 To remove the expansion-card riser, press the release tab and lift the
expansion-card riser from the chassis. See Figure 3-9.
Figure 3-9. Removing and Installing an Expansion-Card Riser
2
1
3
4
5
62
1
release tab
2
expansion-card riser
3
expansion-card slot
4
riser guide posts (2)
5
expansion-card riser connector
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Installing an Expansion-Card Riser
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Align the expansion-card riser with the riser guide posts on the system board.
See Figure 3-9.
2 Lower the expansion-card riser into place until the expansion-card riser
connector is fully seated.
3 If applicable, reinstall the expansion card. See "Installing an Expansion
Card" on page 60.
4 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
5 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including
any attached peripherals.
Internal USB Memory Key
The USB memory key can be used as a boot device, security key, or mass
storage device.To use the internal USB connector, the Internal USB Port
option must be enabled in the Integrated Devices screen of the System Setup
program. See "Integrated Devices Screen" on page 29.
To boot from the USB memory key, you must configure the USB memory key
with a boot image and then specify the USB memory key in the boot sequence in
the System Setup program. See "Boot Settings Screen" on page 29. For
information on creating a bootable file on the USB memory key, see the user
documentation that accompanied the USB memory key.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
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NOTE: To avoid interference with other components, the maximum allowable
dimensions of the USB key are 24 mm (0.94 in) wide x 79 mm (3.11 in) long x 8.6
mm (0.33 in) high.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
3 Locate the USB connector on the control panel board. See Figure 3-20.
4 Insert the USB memory key into the USB connector.
5 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
6 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including
any attached peripherals.
Figure 3-10. Removing and Installing a USB Memory Key
2
1
1
64
USB memory key connector
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Cooling Shroud
The cooling shroud covers the processor, heat sink, and memory modules, and
provides airflow to these components. Airflow is facilitated by the cooling fan
modules, which are positioned directly behind the cooling shroud.
Removing the Cooling Shroud
WARNING: The memory modules and heat sink can get very hot during normal
operation. Ensure that the memory modules and heat sink have had sufficient time
to cool before you touch it.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
CAUTION: Never operate your system with the cooling shroud removed. The
system may get overheated quickly, resulting in shutdown of the system and loss of
data.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening and Closing the System" on page 48.
3 Hold the touch points and gently lift the shroud straight up and away from the
chassis. See Figure 3-11.
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Figure 3-11. Removing and Installing the Cooling Shroud
2
1
3
4
66
1
touch points (2)
2
cooling shroud
3
guide slots (2)
4
guide screws (2)
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Installing the Cooling Shroud
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Position the cooling shroud by aligning the guide slots with the guide screws
on the system board. See Figure 3-11.
2 Push the cooling shroud down until all edges are secured to the system board.
3 Close the system. See "Opening and Closing the System" on page 48.
System Memory
Your system supports single- and dual-rank DDR3 unbuffered ECC DIMMs
(UDIMMs). DIMMs can be 1066 or 1333 MHz.
The system contains four memory sockets. Each two-socket set is organized into
two channels. The first socket of each channel is marked with white release
levers.
General Memory Module Installation Guidelines
To ensure optimal performance of your system, observe the following general
guidelines when configuring your system memory.
NOTE: Memory configurations that fail to observe these guidelines can prevent
your system from starting and producing any video output.
•
Except for memory channels that are unused, all populated memory channels
must have identical configurations.
•
Memory modules of different sizes can be mixed in sockets 1 to 4
(for example, 2 GB and 4 GB), but all populated channels must have
identical configurations.
•
Memory modules are installed in the numeric order of the sockets beginning
with 1 to 4.
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•
One or two DIMMs per channel can support up to 1333 MHz.
•
If memory modules with different speeds are installed, they will operate at
the speed of the slowest installed memory module(s).
Mode-Specific Guidelines
Your system supports both single channel and dual channel modes. A minimal
single-channel configuration of one 1 GB memory module per processor is also
supported in this mode.
Table 3-1 shows sample memory configurations that follow the appropriate
memory guidelines stated in this section. The samples show identical memorymodule configurations and their physical and available memory totals. The table
does not show mixed or quad-rank memory-module configurations, nor does it
address the memory speed considerations of any configuration.
Table 3-1.
Sample UDIMM Memory Configuration
Memory Sockets
Memory Module
Size
1
2
3
1 GB
2 GB
4 GB
8 GB
68
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Physical
Memory (GB)
4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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1
2
4
X
2
4
8
X
4
8
16
X
8
16
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Installing Memory Modules
WARNING: The memory modules are hot to the touch for some time after the
system has been powered down. Allow time for the memory modules to cool
before handling them. Handle the memory modules by the card edges and avoid
touching the components on the memory module.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
CAUTION: To ensure proper system cooling, memory-module blanks must be
installed in any memory socket that is not occupied. Remove memory-module
blanks only if you intend to install memory in those sockets.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
3 Remove the cooling shroud. See "Removing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 65.
4 Locate the memory module sockets. See Figure 6-1.
5 Press the ejectors on the memory module socket down and out, as shown in
Figure 3-12, to allow the memory module to be inserted into the socket.
6 Handle each memory module only on either card edge, making sure not to
touch the middle of the memory module.
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Figure 3-12. Removing and Installing a Memory Module
1
2
3
1
memory module
3
alignment key
2
memory module socket ejectors (2)
7 Align the memory module's edge connector with the alignment key of the
memory module socket, and insert the memory module in the socket.
NOTE: The memory module socket has an alignment key that allows you to
install the memory module in the socket in only one way.
8 Press down on the memory module with your thumbs to lock the memory
module into the socket.
When the memory module is properly seated in the socket, the ejectors on the
memory module socket align with the ejectors on the other sockets that have
memory modules installed.
9 Repeat step 5 through step 8 of this procedure to install the remaining
memory modules. See Table 3-1.
10 Replace the cooling shroud. See "Installing the Cooling Shroud" on page 67.
11 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
12 Start up the system, press <F2> to enter the System Setup program, and
check the System Memory setting on the main System Setup screen.
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The system should have already changed the value to reflect the newly
installed memory.
13 If the value is incorrect, one or more of the memory modules may not be installed
properly. Repeat step 2 through step 12 of this procedure, checking to ensure that
the memory modules are firmly seated in their sockets.
14 Run the system memory test in the system diagnostics. See "Running the
Embedded System Diagnostics" on page 110.
Removing Memory Modules
WARNING: The memory modules are hot to touch for some time after the system has
been powered down. Allow time for the memory modules to cool before handling
them. Handle the memory modules by the card edges and avoid touching the
components on the memory module.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product
documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team.
Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered by your warranty.
Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
CAUTION: To ensure proper system cooling, memory-module blanks must be
installed in any memory socket that is not occupied. Remove memory-module blanks
only if you intend to install memory in those sockets.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
3 Remove the cooling shroud. See "Removing the Cooling Shroud" on page 65.
4 Locate the memory module sockets. See Figure 6-1.
5 Press down and out on the ejectors on each end of the socket until the memory
module pops out of the socket. See Figure 3-12.
Handle each memory module only on either card edge, making sure not to touch
the middle of the memory module.
6 Replace the cooling shroud. See "Installing the Cooling Shroud" on page 67.
7 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
8 Reconnect the system and peripherals to their power sources, and turn them on.
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Cooling Fans
Your system contains three single-motor fans and provides cooling for the
processor, expansion card, and memory modules.
NOTE: Hot-swap removal or installation of the fans is not supported.
NOTE: In the event of a problem with a particular fan, the fan number is
referenced by the system’s management software, allowing you to easily identify
and replace the proper fan by noting the fan numbers on the fan assembly.
Removing a Cooling Fan
WARNING: The cooling fan can continue to spin for some time after the system
has been powered down. Allow time for the fan to stop spinning before removing it
from the system.
WARNING: Do not attempt to operate the system without the cooling fan.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
NOTE: The procedure for removing each individual fan module is the same.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from its electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
3 If applicable, remove the cooling shroud. See "Removing the Cooling
Shroud" on page 65.
4 Disconnect the fan’s power cable from the system board. See Figure 3-13.
5 Grasp the fan and lift it away from the fan assembly. See Figure 3-13.
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Figure 3-13. Removing and Installing a Fan
1
2
1
fan
2
power cable
Installing a Cooling Fan
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Ensure that the fan is oriented correctly.
Orient the fan module so that the side with the power cable faces the back of the
system.
2 Lower the fan into the fan assembly until the fan is fully seated. See Figure 3-13.
3 Connect the fan’s power cable to the power connector on the system board.
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4 If applicable, replace the cooling shroud. See "Installing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 67.
5 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
6 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including any
attached peripherals.
iDRAC6 Express Card (Optional)
Installing an iDRAC6 Express Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
3 If installed, remove the expansion card from the expansion-card slot. See
"Removing an Expansion Card" on page 59.
4 Insert the tab on the Integrated Remote Access Controller 6 (iDRAC6) Express
card into the clip on the system board.
5 Align the front edge of the card with the connector on the system board. See
Figure 6-1 for the location of the connector.
6 Press the card down until it is fully seated. See Figure 3-14.
When the front of the card is fully seated, the plastic standoff tab snaps over
the edge of the holder.
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Figure 3-14. Removing and Installing an iDRAC6 Express Card
1
2
3
4
1
iDRAC6 Express card
2
plastic standoff tab
3
tab
4
clip
7 If applicable, reinstall the expansion card. See "Installing an Expansion
Card" on page 60.
8 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
9 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including
any attached peripherals.
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Removing an iDRAC6 Express Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
3 If installed, remove the expansion card from the expansion slot. See
"Removing an Expansion Card" on page 59.
4 Pull back slightly on the retention standoff tab at the front edge of the card
and gently lift the card off the retention standoff. See Figure 3-15.
As the holder releases from the standoff, the connector under the card
disengages from the system board connector.
5 Angle the card so that the tab on the card slips through the clip on the system
board.
6 If applicable, reinstall the expansion card. See "Installing an Expansion
Card" on page 60.
7 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
8 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including
any attached peripherals.
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iDRAC6 Enterprise Card (Optional)
Installing an iDRAC6 Enterprise Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
3 If installed, remove the expansion card from the expansion slot. See
"Removing an Expansion Card" on page 59.
4 Remove the plastic filler plug for the iDRAC6 Enterprise port from the
system back panel.
5 Angle the card so that the RJ-45 connector fits through the back-panel
opening. See Figure 3-15.
6 Align the front edge of the card with the two front plastic retention standoffs
next to the iDRAC6 connector on the system board, and lower the card into
place. See Figure 3-15.
When the front of the card is fully seated, the plastic standoffs snap over the
edge of the card.
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Figure 3-15. Removing and Installing an iDRAC6 Enterprise Card
3
2
1
4
6
5
1
iDRAC6 Enterprise card
2
VFlash media slot
3
VFlash SD card
4
retention standoff posts (2)
5
retention standoff tabs (2)
6
iDRAC6 Enterprise card connector
7 If applicable, reinstall the expansion card. See "Installing an Expansion
Card" on page 60.
8 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
9 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including
any attached peripherals.
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Removing an iDRAC6 Enterprise Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from the electrical outlet.
2 If present, disconnect the Ethernet cable from the iDRAC6 enterprise card
connector on the system back panel. See Figure 1-2.
3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
4 If installed, remove the expansion card from the expansion-card slot. See
"Removing an Expansion Card" on page 59.
5 Remove the VFlash media (if installed) from the iDRAC6 enterprise card.
See "Removing a VFlash Media Card" on page 80.
6 Pull back slightly on the two tabs at the front edge of the card and gently lift
the front edge of the card off of the retention standoffs.
As the card releases from the standoffs, the connector under the card
disengages from the system board connector.
7 Slide the card away from the back of the system until the RJ-45 connector is
clear of the back panel, then lift the card out of the system.
8 If applicable, reinstall the expansion card. See "Installing an Expansion
Card" on page 60.
9 Replace the plastic filler plug over the port at the system back panel.
See "Back-Panel Features and Indicators" on page 12 for the port location.
10 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
11 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including
any attached peripherals.
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VFlash Media (Optional)
The VFlash media card is a Secure Digital (SD) card that plugs into the optional
iDRAC6 Enterprise card at the back corner of the system.
Installing a VFlash Media Card
1 Locate the VFlash media slot at the back corner of the system.
2 With the label side facing up, insert the contact-pin end of the SD card into
the card slot on the module.
NOTE: The slot is keyed to ensure correct insertion of the card.
3 Press inward on the card to lock it into the slot.
Removing a VFlash Media Card
To remove the VFlash media, push inward on the card to release it, and pull the
card from the card slot.
Processor
Removing a Processor
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Prior to upgrading your system, download the latest system BIOS version on
support.bull.com.
2 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from the electrical outlet.
3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
4 Remove the cooling shroud. See "Removing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 65.
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WARNING: The heat sink and processor are hot to touch for some time after the
system has been powered down. Allow the heat sink and processor to cool before
handling them.
CAUTION: Never remove the heat sink from a processor unless you intend to
remove the processor. The heat sink is necessary to maintain proper thermal
conditions.
5 Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver, loosen one of the heat-sink retention screws.
See Figure 3-16.
6 Wait 30 seconds for the heat sink to loosen from the processor.
7 Loosen the other heat-sink retention screws.
8 Gently lift the heat sink off of the processor and set the heat sink aside with
thermal grease side facing up.
CAUTION: The processor is held in its socket under strong pressure. Be aware
that the release lever can spring up suddenly if not firmly grasped.
9 Position your thumb firmly over the processor socket-release lever and
release the lever from the locked position.
10 Rotate the lever 90 degrees upward until the processor is released from the
socket. See Figure 3-17.
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Figure 3-16. Removing and Installing the Heat Sink
2
1
1
heat-sink retention screws (4)
2
heat sink
11 Rotate the processor shield upward and out of the way. See Figure 3-17.
12 Lift the processor out of the socket and leave the release lever up so that the
socket is ready for the new processor.
CAUTION: Be careful not to bend any of the pins on the ZIF socket when
removing the processor. Bending the pins can permanently damage the system
board.
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Figure 3-17. Removing and Installing a Processor
1
2
6
3
4
5
1
processor
2
notch in processor
3
socket key
4
ZIF socket
5
processor shield
6
socket-release lever
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Installing a Processor
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 If you are upgrading your processor, prior to upgrading your system,
download and install the latest system BIOS version from support.bull.com.
Follow the instructions included in the file download to install the update on
your system.
2 Unpack the processor if it has not been used previously.
If the processor has already been used, remove any thermal grease from the
top of the processor using a lint-free cloth.
3 Align the processor with the socket keys on the ZIF socket. See
Figure 3-17.
CAUTION: Positioning the processor incorrectly can permanently damage the
system board or the processor. Be careful not to bend the pins in the socket.
4 With the release lever on the processor socket in the open position, align the
processor with the socket keys and set the processor lightly in the socket.
CAUTION: Do not use force to seat the processor. When the processor is
positioned correctly, it engages easily into the socket.
5 Close the processor shield.
6 Rotate the socket release lever down until it snaps into place.
7 Using a clean lint-free cloth, remove the thermal grease from the heat sink.
8 Open the grease packet included with your processor kit and apply thermal
grease evenly to the center of the top of the new processor.
CAUTION: Using excess thermal grease can cause grease to contact the
processor shield, which can cause contamination of the processor socket.
9 Place the heat sink on the processor. See Figure 3-16.
10 Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver, tighten the heat-sink retention screws. See
Figure 3-16.
11 Replace the cooling shroud. See "Installing the Cooling Shroud" on page 67.
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12 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
13 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including
any attached peripherals.
14 Press <F2> to enter the System Setup program, and check that the processor
information matches the new system configuration. See "Entering the System
Setup Program" on page 24.
15 Run the system diagnostics to verify that the new processor
operates correctly.
See "Running the Embedded System Diagnostics" on page 110 for
information about running the diagnostics.
Power Supply
Your system supports a 250 W power supply module.
Removing the Power Supply
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system and all attached peripherals.
2 Disconnect the power cable from the power source.
NOTE: You may have to unlatch and lift the optional cable management arm
if it interferes with power-supply removal. For information about the cable
management arm, see the system’s rack documentation.
3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
4 Disconnect all the power cables from the power supply to the system board,
hard drive(s), and optical drive. See Figure 3-18.
Note the routing of the power cables as you remove them from the system
board and drives. You must route these cables properly when you replace
them to prevent them from being pinched or crimped.
5 Remove the screw securing the power supply to the chassis.
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6 Slide and lift the power supply to remove it from the chassis. See
Figure 3-18.
Figure 3-18. Removing and Installing the Power Supply
2
1
6
3
4
5
86
1
screw
2
power supply
3
24-pin power cable
4
4-pin power cable
5
optical drive cable
6
SATA power cables (2)
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Installing the Power Supply
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
2 Angle the power supply so that the connector fits through the back-panel
opening.
3 Align the screw hole on the power supply with the hole on the chassis. See
Figure 3-18.
4 Tighten the screw to secure the power supply to the chassis.
5 Connect all the power cables to the system board, hard drive(s), and optical
drive.
You must route these cables properly to prevent them from being pinched or
crimped.
6 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
7 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including
any attached peripherals.
System Battery
Replacing the System Battery
WARNING: There is a danger of a new battery exploding if it is incorrectly
installed. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended
by the manufacturer. See your safety information for additional information.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
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1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
Figure 3-19. Replacing the System Battery
1
2
1
system battery
2
metal tab
3 Locate the battery socket. See Figure 6-1.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the battery connector, you must firmly support
the connector while installing or removing a battery.
4 To remove the battery, push the metal tab away from the battery until the
battery pops out. See Figure 3-19.
5 To install the new system battery, hold the battery with the "+" facing up, and
aligned to the metal tab on the socket.
6 Press the battery straight down into the socket until it snaps into place.
7 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
8 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including
any attached peripherals.
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9 Enter the System Setup program to confirm that the battery is operating
properly. See "Entering the System Setup Program" on page 24.
10 Enter the correct time and date in the System Setup program's Time and Date
fields.
11 Exit the System Setup program.
Control Panel Assembly
Removing the Control Panel Assembly
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 If installed, remove the front bezel. See "Removing the Front Bezel" on
page 47.
2 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from
the electrical outlet and peripherals.
3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
4 Remove hard drive 0. See "Removing a 3.5-Inch Hard Drive" on page 54.
5 Remove the internal USB key (if present). See "Internal USB Memory Key"
on page 63.
6 Disconnect the control panel cable at back of the control panel board:
CAUTION: Do not pull on the cable to unseat the connector. Doing so can
damage the cable.
a
Press the metal tabs on the ends of the cable connector.
b
Gently work the connector out of the socket.
c
Remove the USB connector cable from the control panel.
7 Remove the four screws that secure the control panel board to the chassis and
remove the board.
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Figure 3-20. Removing and Installing the Control Panel
1
2
6
3
4
5
90
1
control panel cable
2
USB connector cable
3
USB connectors (4)
4
screws (4)
5
LED display module
6
control panel board
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Installing the Control Panel Assembly
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Align the screw holes on the control panel board with the holes on the
chassis.
2 Replace the screws on the control panel assembly. See Figure 3-20.
3 Connect the control panel cable to the control panel board.
4 Connect the USB connector cable.
5 Replace the hard drive. See "Installing a 3.5-Inch Hard Drive" on page 56.
6 If present, replace the internal USB key. See "Internal USB Memory Key" on
page 63.
7 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
8 If applicable, replace the front bezel. See "Installing the Front Bezel" on
page 47.
9 Reconnect the system to the power source and turn on the system and
attached peripherals.
System Board
Removing the System Board
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
CAUTION: If you are using the Trusted Program Module (TPM) with an
encryption key, you may be prompted to create a recovery key during program or
system setup. Be sure to create and safely store this recovery key. If you replace
this system board, you must supply the recovery key when you restart your system
or program before you can access the encrypted data on your hard drives.
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1 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from
the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
3 Remove the cooling shroud. See "Removing the Cooling Shroud" on
page 65.
4 Remove any expansion card. See "Removing an Expansion Card" on
page 59.
5 Remove the processor heat sink. See "Removing a Processor" on page 80.
6 If installed, remove the iDRAC6 Enterprise card. See "Removing an
iDRAC6 Enterprise Card" on page 79.
7 If installed, remove the iDRAC6 Express card. See "Removing an iDRAC6
Express Card" on page 76.
8 Disconnect all cables from the system board.
9 Remove all the memory modules and memory blanks. See "Removing
Memory Modules" on page 71.
NOTE: To ensure proper reinstallation of memory modules, record the
memory module socket locations.
10 Remove the ten screws securing the system board to the chassis and then
slide the system board assembly toward the front end of the chassis.
CAUTION: Do not lift the system board assembly by grasping a memory
module, processor, or other components.
11 Grasp the system board assembly by its edges and lift the assembly away
from the chassis. See Figure 3-21.
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Figure 3-21. Removing and Installing the System Board
1
2
1
screws (10)
2
system board assembly
Installing the System Board
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Unpack the new system board.
2 Remove the labels from the processor shield and affix them to the system
identification panel on the front of the system. See Figure 1-1.
3 Holding the system board by its edges, lower it into the chassis.
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CAUTION: Do not lift the system board assembly by grasping a memory
module, processor, or other components.
4 Slightly lift up the front of the system board and maneuver the system board
to the bottom of the chassis until it lays completely flat.
5 Push the system board toward the back of the chassis until the board is in
place.
6 Tighten the ten screws that secure the system board to the chassis. See
Figure 3-21.
7 Transfer the processor and the heat sink to the new system board. See
"Removing a Processor" on page 80 and "Installing a Processor" on page 84.
8 Replace all the memory modules and memory blanks. See "Installing
Memory Modules" on page 69.
9 Connect the cables in the order listed below (see Figure 6-1 for the locations
of the connectors on the system board):
•
SATA interface cable, if applicable
•
Control panel interface cable
•
Optical drive power cable
•
Control panel USB interface cable
•
System board power cables
10 Install the expansion card, if any. See "Installing an Expansion Card" on
page 60.
11 If applicable, reinstall the iDRAC6 Enterprise card. See "Installing an
iDRAC6 Enterprise Card" on page 77.
12 If applicable, reinstall the iDRAC6 Express card. See "Installing an iDRAC6
Express Card" on page 74.
13 Replace the cooling shroud. See "Installing the Cooling Shroud" on page 67.
14 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
15 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet and turn the system on, including
any attached peripherals.
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Troubleshooting Your System
Safety First—For You and Your System
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
Troubleshooting System Startup Failure
If your system halts during startup prior to video output, especially after
installing an operating system or your system’s hardware, check for the
following conditions:
•
If you boot the system to the BIOS boot mode after installing an operating
system from the Boot Manager, the system will hang. The reverse is also
true. You must boot to the same boot mode in which you installed the
operating system. See "Using the System Setup Program and Boot Manager"
on page 23.
•
Invalid memory configurations could cause the system to halt at startup
without any video output. See "System Memory" on page 67.
For all other startup issues, note the system messages that appear onscreen. See
"System Messages" on page 17 for more information.
Troubleshooting External Connections
Ensure that all external cables are securely attached to the external connectors
on your system before troubleshooting any external devices. See Figure 1-1 and
Figure 1-2 for the front-panel and back-panel connectors on your system.
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Troubleshooting the Video Subsystem
1 Check the system and power connections to the monitor.
2 Check the video interface cabling from the system to the monitor.
3 Run the appropriate online diagnostic test. See "Running the System
Diagnostics" on page 109.
If the tests run successfully, the problem is not related to video hardware.
If the tests fail, see "Getting Help" on page 117.
Troubleshooting a USB Device
Use the following steps to troubleshoot a USB keyboard /mouse. For other USB
devices, go to step 4.
1 Disconnect the keyboard and mouse cables from the system briefly and
reconnect them.
2 Connect the keyboard/mouse to the USB port(s) on the opposite side of the
system.
3 If the problem is resolved, restart the system, enter the System Setup
program, and check if the non functioning USB ports are enabled.
4 Replace the keyboard/mouse with another working keyboard/mouse.
5 If the problem is resolved, replace the faulty keyboard/mouse.
6 If the problem is not resolved, proceed to the next step to begin
troubleshooting the other USB devices attached to the system.
7 Power down all attached USB devices and disconnect them from the system.
8 Restart the system and, if your keyboard is functioning, enter the system
setup program. Verify that all USB ports are enabled. See "Integrated
Devices Screen" on page 29.
If your keyboard is not functioning, you can also use remote access. If the
system is not accessible, see "Disabling a Forgotten Password" on page 116
for instructions on setting the NVRAM_CLR jumper inside your system and
restoring the BIOS to the default settings.
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9 Reconnect and power on each USB device one at a time.
10 If a device causes the same problem, power down the device, replace the
USB cable, and power up the device.
If the problem persists, replace the device.
If all troubleshooting fails, see "Getting Help" on page 117.
Troubleshooting a Serial I/O Device
1 Turn off the system and any peripheral devices connected to the serial port.
2 Swap the serial interface cable with another working cable, and turn on the
system and the serial device.
If the problem is resolved, replace the interface cable.
3 Turn off the system and the serial device, and swap the device with a
comparable device.
4 Turn on the system and the serial device.
If the problem is resolved, replace the serial device.
If the problem persists, see "Getting Help" on page 117.
Troubleshooting a NIC
1 Run the appropriate online diagnostic test. See "Running the System
Diagnostics" on page 109.
2 Restart the system and check for any system messages pertaining to the NIC
controller.
3 Check the appropriate indicator on the NIC connector. See "NIC Indicator
Codes" on page 14.
•
If the link indicator does not light, check all cable connections.
•
If the activity indicator does not light, the network driver files might be
damaged or missing.
Remove and reinstall the drivers if applicable. See the NIC's
documentation.
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Change the autonegotiation setting, if possible.
•
Use another connector on the switch or hub.
If you are using a NIC card instead of an integrated NIC, see the
documentation for the NIC card.
4 Ensure that the appropriate drivers are installed and the protocols are bound.
See the NIC's documentation.
5 Enter the System Setup program and confirm that the NIC ports are enabled.
See "Integrated Devices Screen" on page 29.
6 Ensure that the NICs, hubs, and switches on the network are all set to the
same data transmission speed. See the documentation for each network
device.
7 Ensure that all network cables are of the proper type and do not exceed the
maximum length.
If all troubleshooting fails, see "Getting Help" on page 117.
Troubleshooting a Wet System
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from
the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
3 Remove the following components from the system. See "Installing System
Components" on page 45.
98
•
Hard drives
•
USB memory key
•
NIC hardware key
•
VFlash media
•
Expansion card and expansion-card riser
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•
iDRAC6 Enterprise card
•
iDRAC6 Express card
•
Power supply
•
Fans
•
Processor and heat sink
•
Memory modules
4 Let the system dry thoroughly for at least 24 hours.
5 Reinstall the components you removed in step 3.
6 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
If the system does not start properly, see "Getting Help" on page 117.
7 If the system starts properly, shut down the system and reinstall the
expansion card that you removed. See "Installing an Expansion Card" on
page 60.
8 Run the appropriate online diagnostic test. See "Running the System
Diagnostics" on page 109.
If the tests fail, see "Getting Help" on page 117.
Troubleshooting a Damaged System
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
2 Ensure that the following components are properly installed:
•
Expansion card and expansion-card riser
•
Power supply
•
Fans
•
Processor and heat sink
•
Memory modules
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•
Hard-drive carriers
•
Cooling shroud
3 Ensure that all cables are properly connected.
4 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
5 Run the system board tests in the system diagnostics. See "Running the
System Diagnostics" on page 109.
If the tests fail, see "Getting Help" on page 117.
Troubleshooting the System Battery
NOTE: If the system is turned off for long periods of time (for weeks or months),
the NVRAM may lose its system configuration information. This situation is
caused by a defective battery.
1 Re-enter the time and date through the System Setup program. See "Using
the System Setup Program and Boot Manager" on page 23.
2 Turn off the system and disconnect it from the electrical outlet for at least one
hour.
3 Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet and turn on the system.
4 Enter the System Setup program.
If the date and time are not correct in the System Setup program, replace the
battery. See "Replacing the System Battery" on page 87.
If the problem is not resolved by replacing the battery, see "Getting Help" on
page 117.
NOTE: Some software may cause the system time to speed up or slow down. If
the system seems to operate normally except for the time kept in the System Setup
program, the problem may be caused by software rather than by a defective battery.
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Troubleshooting Power Supply
1 Reseat the power supply by removing and reinstalling it. See "Removing the
Power Supply" on page 85 and "Installing the Power Supply" on page 87.
NOTE: After installing a power supply, allow several seconds for the system
to recognize the power supply and to determine if it is working properly. The
power indicator turns green to signify that the power supply is functioning
properly.
2 If the problem persists, replace the faulty power supply.
If the problem is not resolved by replacing the power supply, see "Getting
Help" on page 117.
Troubleshooting System Cooling Problems
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
Ensure that none of the following conditions exist:
•
System cover, cooling shroud, drive blank, memory-module blank, powersupply blank, or back filler bracket is removed.
•
Ambient temperature is too high.
•
External airflow is obstructed.
•
An individual cooling fan is removed or has failed. See "Troubleshooting a
Fan" on page 101.
Troubleshooting a Fan
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Locate the faulty fan indicated by the diagnostic software.
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2 Turn off the system and all attached peripherals.
3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
4 Reseat the fan's power cable.
5 Restart the system.
If the fan functions properly, close the system. See "Closing the System" on
page 49.
6 If the fan does not function, turn off the system and install a new fan.
See "Cooling Fans" on page 72.
7 Restart the system.
If the problem is resolved, close the system. See "Closing the System" on
page 49.
If the replacement fan does not operate, see "Getting Help" on page 117.
Troubleshooting System Memory
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
NOTE: Invalid memory configurations can cause your system to halt at startup
without video output. See General Memory Module Installation Guidelines and
verify that your memory configuration complies with all applicable guidelines.
1 If the system is operational, run the appropriate online diagnostic test.
See "Running the System Diagnostics" on page 109.
If diagnostics indicates a fault, follow the corrective actions provided by the
diagnostic program.
2 If the system is not operational, turn off the system and attached peripherals,
and unplug the system from the power source. Wait at least 10 seconds and
then reconnect the system to power.
3 Turn on the system and attached peripherals and note the messages on the
screen.
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Go to step 12 if an error message appears indicating a fault with a specific
memory module.
4 Enter the System Setup program and check the system memory setting. See
"Memory Settings Screen" on page 27. Make any changes to the memory
settings, if needed.
If the memory settings match the installed memory but a problem is still
indicated, go to step 12.
5 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from
the electrical outlet.
6 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
7 Check the memory banks and ensure that they are populated correctly.
See "General Memory Module Installation Guidelines" on page 67.
8 Reseat the memory modules in their sockets. See "Installing Memory
Modules" on page 69.
9 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
10 Reconnect the system to its electrical outlet, and turn on the system and
attached peripherals.
11 Enter the System Setup program and check the system memory setting. See
"Memory Settings Screen" on page 27.
If the problem is not resolved, proceed with the next step.
12 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from
the power source.
13 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
14 If a diagnostic test or error message indicates a specific memory module as
faulty, swap or replace the module.
15 To troubleshoot an unspecified faulty memory module, replace the memory
module in the first DIMM socket with a module of the same type and
capacity. See "Installing Memory Modules" on page 69.
16 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
17 As the system boots, observe any error message that appears and the
diagnostic indicators on the front of the system.
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18 If the memory problem is still indicated, repeat step 12 through step 17 for
each memory module installed.
If the problem persists after all memory modules have been checked,
see "Getting Help" on page 117.
Troubleshooting an Internal USB Key
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Enter the System Setup program and ensure that the USB key port is enabled.
See "Integrated Devices Screen" on page 29.
2 Turn off the system and attached peripherals.
3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
4 Locate the USB key and reseat it. See "Internal USB Memory Key" on
page 63.
5 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
6 Turn on the system and attached peripherals and check if the USB key is
functioning.
7 If the problem is not resolved, repeat step 2 and step 3.
8 Insert a different USB key that you know works properly.
9 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
10 Turn on the system and attached peripherals and check if the USB key is
functioning.
If the problem is not resolved, see "Getting Help" on page 117.
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Troubleshooting an Optical Drive
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Try using a different CD or DVD.
2 Enter the System Setup program and ensure that the drive’s controller is
enabled. See "Entering the System Setup Program" on page 24.
3 Run the appropriate online diagnostic test. See "Running the System
Diagnostics" on page 109.
4 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from
the electrical outlet.
5 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
6 Ensure that the interface cable is securely connected to the optical drive and
to the controller.
7 Ensure that a power cable is properly connected to the drive.
8 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
If the problem is not resolved, see "Getting Help" on page 117.
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Troubleshooting a Hard Drive
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
CAUTION: This troubleshooting procedure can destroy data stored on the hard
drive. Before you proceed, back up all files on the hard drive.
1 Run the appropriate online diagnostics test. See "Running the System
Diagnostics" on page 109.
Depending on the results of the diagnostics test, proceed as needed through
the following steps.
2 If your system has a RAID controller card and your hard drives are
configured in a RAID array, perform the following steps:
a
Restart the system and enter the host adapter configuration utility
program by pressing <Ctrl><R> for a PERC controller or <Ctrl><C> for
a SAS controller.
See the documentation supplied with the host adapter for information
about the configuration utility.
b
Ensure that the hard drive(s) have been configured correctly for the
RAID array.
c
Take the hard drive offline and reseat the drive. See "Removing a 3.5Inch Hard Drive" on page 54.
d
Exit the configuration utility and allow the system to boot to the
operating system.
3 Ensure that the required device drivers for your controller card are installed
and are configured correctly. See the operating system documentation for
more information.
4 Restart the system, enter the System Setup program, and verify that the
drives appear in the System Setup program. See "Entering the System Setup
Program" on page 24.
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Troubleshooting an Expansion Card
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
NOTE: When troubleshooting an expansion card, see the documentation for your
operating system and the expansion card.
1 Run the appropriate online diagnostic test. See "Running the System
Diagnostics" on page 109.
2 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from
the electrical outlet.
3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
4 Ensure that the expansion-card riser is firmly seated in its connector. See
"Installing an Expansion Card" on page 60.
5 Ensure that the expansion card is firmly seated in its connector. See
"Installing an Expansion Card" on page 60.
6 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
7 If the problem is not resolved, turn off the system and attached peripherals,
and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.
8 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
9 Remove the expansion card. See "Removing an Expansion Card" on page 59.
10 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
11 Run the appropriate online diagnostic test.
If the tests fail, see "Getting Help" on page 117.
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Troubleshooting the Processor
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Bull is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
1 Run the appropriate online diagnostics test. See "Using Online Diagnostics"
on page 109.
2 Turn off the system and attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from
the electrical outlet.
3 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
4 Ensure that the processor and heat sink are properly installed. See
"Processor" on page 80.
5 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
6 Run the appropriate online diagnostic test.
If a problem is still indicated, see "Getting Help" on page 117.
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5
Running the System Diagnostics
If you experience a problem with your system, run the diagnostics before calling
for technical assistance. The purpose of the diagnostics is to test your system's
hardware without requiring additional equipment or risking data loss. If you are
unable to fix the problem yourself, service and support personnel can use
diagnostics test results to help you solve the problem.
Using Online Diagnostics
To assess a system problem, first use the online diagnostics. Online Diagnostics
is a suite of diagnostic programs, or test modules, that include diagnostic tests
on chassis and storage components such as hard drives, physical memory,
communications and printer ports, NICs, CMOS, and more. If you are unable to
identify the problem using the online diagnostics, then use the embedded system
diagnostics.
The files required to run the online diagnostics for systems running supported
Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems are available at
support.bull.com.
Embedded System Diagnostics Features
The system diagnostics provides a series of menus and options for particular
device groups or devices. The system diagnostics menus and options allow you
to:
•
Run tests individually or collectively
•
Control the sequence of tests
•
Repeat tests
•
Display, print, or save test results
•
Temporarily suspend testing if an error is detected or terminate testing when
a user-defined error limit is reached
•
View help messages that briefly describe each test and its parameters
•
View status messages that inform you if tests are completed successfully
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View error messages that inform you of problems encountered during testing
When to Use the Embedded System Diagnostics
If a major component or device in the system does not operate properly,
component failure may be indicated. As long as the processor and the system's
input/output devices are functioning, you can use the embedded system
diagnostics to help identify the problem.
Running the Embedded System Diagnostics
The embedded system diagnostics program is run from the Unified Server
Configurator (USC) screen.
CAUTION: Use the embedded system diagnostics to test only your system.
Using this program with other systems may cause invalid results or error messages.
1 As the system boots, press <F10>.
2 Click Diagnostics in the left pane and click Launch Diagnostics in the right
pane.
The Diagnostics menu allows you to run all or specific diagnostics tests or to
exit.
System Diagnostics Testing Options
Click the testing option in the Main Menu window.
Testing Option
Function
Express Test
Performs a quick check of the system. This option runs
device tests that do not require user interaction.
Extended Test
Performs a more thorough check of the system. This test
can take an hour or longer.
Custom Test
Tests a particular device.
Information
Displays test results.
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Using the Custom Test Options
When you select Custom Test in the Main Menu window, the Customize
window allows you to select the device(s) to be tested, select specific options for
testing, and view the test results.
Selecting Devices for Testing
The left side of the Customize window lists devices that can be tested. Click the
(+) next to a device or module to view its components. Click (+) on any
component to view the tests that are available. Clicking a device, rather than its
components, selects all of the components of the device for testing.
NOTE: After you select all the devices and components that you want to test,
highlight All Devices and then click Run Tests.
Selecting Diagnostics Options
From the Diagnostics Options area, select the test(s) you want to run on a
device.
•
Non-Interactive Tests Only—Runs only tests that require no user
intervention.
•
Quick Tests Only—Runs only the quick tests on the device.
•
Show Ending Timestamp—Time stamps the test log.
•
Test Iterations—Selects the number of times the test is run.
•
Log output file pathname—Enables you to specify the diskette drive or
USB memory key where the test log file is saved. You cannot save the file to
a hard drive.
Viewing Information and Results
The following tabs in the Customize window provide information about the test
and the test results:
•
Results—Displays the test that ran and the result.
•
Errors—Displays any errors that occurred during the test.
•
Help—Displays information about the currently selected device, component,
or test.
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•
Configuration—Displays basic configuration information about the
currently selected device.
•
Parameters—Displays parameters that you can set for the test.
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Jumpers and Connectors
This section provides specific information about the system jumpers. It also
provides some basic information on jumpers and switches and describes the
connectors on the system board.
System Board Jumpers
Figure 6-1 shows the location of the configuration jumpers on the system board.
Table 6-1 lists the jumper settings.
Table 6-1.
System Board Jumper Settings
Jumper
PWRD_EN
Setting
Description
(default) The password feature is enabled
(pins 2–4)
The password feature is disabled
(pins 4–6)
NVRAM_CLR
(default) The configuration settings are retained at
system boot
(pins 3–5)
The configuration settings are cleared at the
next system boot
(pins 1–3)
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System Board Connectors
Figure 6-1. System Board Connectors
1
2
3
4
16
5
6
7
8
15
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Table 6-2.
Item
1
System Board Jumpers and Connectors
Connector
Description
3
Memory module slot 3
1
Memory module slot 1 (white release lever)
4
Memory module slot 4
2
Memory module slot 2 (white release lever)
2
CPU
Processor
3
IO_RISER1
Expansion-card riser connector
4
iDRAC6 Enterprise
iDRAC6 Enterprise card connector
5
iDRAC6 Express
iDRAC6 Express card connector
6
SATA_E
SATA connector E
SATA_D
SATA connector D
SATA_C
SATA connector C
SATA_B
SATA connector B
SATA_A
SATA connector A
PWRD_EN
Password enable jumper
NVRAM_CLR
NVRAM clear jumper
8
HD_ACT_CARD
Expansion-card cable connector
9
FAN3
System fan 3 connector
10
Battery
Battery socket
11
USB_CONN
Internal USB connector
12
CTRL_PNL
Control panel connector
13
FAN2
System fan 2 connector
14
FAN1
System fan 1 connector
15
12V
4-pin power connector
16
PWR_CONN
24-pin power connector
7
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Disabling a Forgotten Password
The system's software security features include a system password and a setup
password, which are discussed in detail in "Using the System Setup Program
and Boot Manager" on page 23. The password jumper enables these password
features or disables them and clears any password(s) currently in use.
CAUTION: See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the safety
instructions that came with the system.
1 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from the electrical outlet.
2 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
3 Remove the jumper plug from the password jumper.
See Figure 6-1 to locate the password jumper (labeled "PWRD_EN") on the
system board.
4 Close the system.
5 Reconnect your system and peripherals to their electrical outlets, and turn on
the system.
The existing passwords are not disabled (erased) until the system boots with
the password jumper plug removed. However, before you assign a new
system and/or setup password, you must install the jumper plug.
NOTE: If you assign a new system and/or setup password with the jumper
plug still removed, the system disables the new password(s) the next time it
boots.
6 Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the
system from the electrical outlet.
7 Open the system. See "Opening the System" on page 48.
8 Install the jumper plug on the password jumper.
9 Close the system. See "Closing the System" on page 49.
10 Reconnect your system and peripherals to their electrical outlets, and turn on
the system.
11 Assign a new system and/or setup password.
To assign a new password using the System Setup program, see "Assigning a
Setup Password" on page 40.
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Getting Help
Contacting Bull
NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact
information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Bull product catalog.
Bull provides several online and telephone-based support and service options.
Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be
available in your area.
Please contact your Bull Sales Representative for sales information.
Visit www.bull.com for product information or support.bull.com for technical
support or customer service issues.
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Index
B
back-panel features and indicators 12
battery (system)
replacing 87
bezel 47
BMC
configuring 42
Bull
contacting 117
C
cabling
optical drive 50
CD drive
troubleshooting 105
CD/DVD drive
See optical drive.
chassis intrusion switch 46
contacting Bull 117
control panel assembly
installing 91
removing 89
cooling fan
replacing 73
cooling fans 72
troubleshooting 101
cooling shroud
installing 67
removing 65
cover
closing 49
opening 48
D
damaged systems
troubleshooting 99
diagnostics
advanced testing options
111
when to use 110
DIMMs
See memory modules
(DIMMs).
E
error messages 24
expansion card
installing 60
removing 59
troubleshooting 107
expansion slot 59
F
front-panel features and indicators 10
G
guidelines
connecting external devices
13
expansion card installation
59
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memory installation 67
H
hard drive
installing 56
troubleshooting 106
hard drives (cabled)
removing 54
heat sink 82
I
iDRAC Configuration Utility
43
iDRAC6 Enterprise Card 77
iDRAC6 Express Card 74
indicators
back-panel 12
NIC 14
installing
control panel assembly 91
cooling shroud 67
expansion card 60
expansion-card riser 63
hard drive 56
memory modules 69
optical drive 50
processor 84
system board 91
J
jumpers (system board) 113
K
keyboards
troubleshooting 96
M
memory
troubleshooting 102
memory modules (DIMMs)
configuring 67
installing 69
removing 71
messages
error messages 24
warning 20
N
NIC
indicators 14
NICs
troubleshooting 97
O
optical drive
installing 50
options
system setup 25
P
password
disabling 116
setup 40
system 38
POST
accessing system features 9
power supply
removing 85
replacing 87
troubleshooting 101
processor
removing 80 , 84
See processor.
troubleshooting 108
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upgrades 80
R
removing
bezel 47
control panel assembly 89
cooling shroud 65
cover 48
expansion card 59
hard drive (cabled) 54
memory modules 71
power supply 85
processor 80 , 84
system board 91
replacing
cooling fan 73
power supply 87
system battery 87
running the system diagnostics
109
S
safety 95
SAS hard drive. See hard drive.
SATA hard drive. See hard
drive.
securing your system 32 , 39
setup password 40
slots
See expansion slots.
startup
accessing system features 9
support
contacting Bull 117
system
closing 49
opening 48
system board
installing 93
jumpers 113
removing 91
system cooling
troubleshooting 101
system features
accessing 9
system password 38
system setup
options 25
system setup program
boot settings 29
entering 24
integrated devices options
29
keystroke 24
memory settings 27
PCI IRQ assignments 30
power management options
32
processor settings 27
SATA settings 28
serial communications options 31
system security options 32
system setup screens
main 25
T
TPM security 32
troubleshooting 104
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CD drive 105
cooling fan 101
damaged system 99
expansion card 107
external connections 95
hard drive 106
internal USB key 104
keyboard 96
memory 102
NIC 97
power supply 101
processor 108
system cooling 101
video 96
wet system 98
U
UEFI Boot Manager
entering 35
main screen 36
System Utilities screen 37
UEFI Boot Manager Screen 36
upgrades
processor 80
USB device
back-panel connectors 12
USB key
troubleshooting 104
V
VFlash media 80
video
troubleshooting 96
W
warning messages 20
wet system
troubleshooting 98
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